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May 20, 2014
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5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Game Show Isle"  After losing his FETCHers at the end of the Season Five premiere, Ruff discovers that they're stranded on a mysterious island-Game Show Island. To get off the island and back to Studio G, they must find the "Fabulous Four" game show relics before sundown or they will be trapped on the island forever! Ruff also learns some important clues about the mysterious disappearance of his parents. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, stocks drop sharply on weak retail earnings. How concerned should investors be about the health of the sector and the consumer? And, what did President Obama tell some prominent global business leaders at the White House today?. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Alexander's Lost World  "Explorations on an Ancient Sea"  Inspired by the legend of Jason and the Argonauts, Australian filmmaker and photojournalist David Adams first follows the routes of these past mariners. He discovers a lost waterway that could have carried Alexander and his men from the Aegean to the Caspian Sea. Part 1 of 6G
8:00 pm 
Coming Back with Wes Moore  "Fitting In"  Host Wes Moore reflects on the idea of fitting in when you and the home you are returning to are fundamentally changed by war. Wes follows up with Andy Clark as he prepares to return to Afghanistan as a military contractor. He also meets Bobby Henline, whose body was more than 40 percent burned when his Humvee was hit by an IED and has since found himself on stage as a stand-up comedian. Part 2 of 3G
9:00 pm 
Escape from a Nazi Death Camp   This powerful film is told by four survivors of Sobibor. Unlike Auschwitz and Dauchau, Sobibor was created purely for extermination. In the space of 17 months a quarter of a million people arrived at the camp and were put to death almost immediately. But a "lucky" few men and women were picked out from the doomed crowds to work as prisoners in the camp; as bakers, tailors, cleaners, metalworkers, carpenters, even in the sorting houses sifting through possessions of the dead. But everyone knew that being selected to work in the camp meant their lives were only on loan.G
10:00 pm 
Frontline  "United States of Secrets, Part Two"  FRONTLINE explores the role of Silicon Valley in the National Security Agency's dragnet. As big technology companies encouraged users to share more and more information about their lives, they created a trove of data that could be useful not simply to advertisers, but also to the government. Part 2 of 2G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
NOVA  "Escape from Nazi Alcatraz"  Imprisoned in the notorious Colditz Castle, a group of British officer POWs plan an escape. In a secret attic workshop, they construct a two-man glider out of bed sheets and floorboards, hoping to fly to freedom from the roof of the castle. But the war ends before they can use it.G
7:00 pm 
Design Squad  "Big Bugs"  The teams sculpt large-scale insects from found forest materials. The winning arthropod will be on display at the New England Wild Flower Society's Big Bugs exhibit.G
7:30 pm 
Everyday Edisons  "Hey, Good Lookin', Whatcha Got Cookin'?"  Outdoor cooking has been a part of the American heritage since the country was founded, but with Al Contarino's new concept in grilling, it has taken on a whole new look. The Continous Convection Grill, as he calls it, works on the premise that heat escapes from your grill every time you peek into it. The inventor has built a prototype that proposes a way to watch what's coming on the grill without lifting the lid; to monitor burgers, steaks or chicken without hovering over a hot flame. D
8:00 pm 
Survival: Lives in the Balance  "The Struggle to Breathe (Philippines)"  This group of shows tell of health issues in different parts of the world. In the Philippines, 19-month-old Nazario can barely breathe. He has pneumonia, the world's No.1 child killer. Nazario has been coughing for weeks. Part 1 of 4G
9:00 pm 
Raw to Ready  "Komatsu"  The giant earth-mover Komatsu 930-E is a 232-ton, two story-tall dump truck with a load capacity of 320 tons that extracts precious metals found beneath the Earth. The engineering achievement is made possible by five raw ingredients: coal, chromium, mineral oil, latex rubber and sulphuric acid. Part 1 of 4G
10:00 pm 
NOVA  "Escape from Nazi Alcatraz"  Imprisoned in the notorious Colditz Castle, a group of British officer POWs plan an escape. In a secret attic workshop, they construct a two-man glider out of bed sheets and floorboards, hoping to fly to freedom from the roof of the castle. But the war ends before they can use it.G
11:00 pm 
Design Squad  "Big Bugs"  The teams sculpt large-scale insects from found forest materials. The winning arthropod will be on display at the New England Wild Flower Society's Big Bugs exhibit.G
11:30 pm 
Everyday Edisons  "Hey, Good Lookin', Whatcha Got Cookin'?"  Outdoor cooking has been a part of the American heritage since the country was founded, but with Al Contarino's new concept in grilling, it has taken on a whole new look. The Continous Convection Grill, as he calls it, works on the premise that heat escapes from your grill every time you peek into it. The inventor has built a prototype that proposes a way to watch what's coming on the grill without lifting the lid; to monitor burgers, steaks or chicken without hovering over a hot flame. D
5:00 pm 
Wishbone  "Bone of Arc"  This live-action program follows the exploits of Wishbone the dog and his human friends, Joe, David and Samantha through their adventures in their hometown of Oakdale. Wishbone's everyday experiences trigger his imagination and he finds himself in scenes from classic works of literature. In this episode, Samantha becomes the heroine of the boys soccer team while Wishbone becomes her ally. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Harriet Hippo and the Mean Green"  Hacker infects Motherboard with a new virus -- one that causes her to make cyber-citizens act mean. Digit and the kids go in search of an antidote: 2/5 of the Electro-Root, 2/8 of the Healing Stone, and 1/3 of a box of Hacker's wig gel -- a strange antidote indeed! Will the young cyber-heroes be able to gather the ingredients and figure out how to properly mix these odd fractions before it is too late? The Big Idea: Fractions that look different can represent the same portion of a whole. Math Topic: Equivalent Fractions. D
6:00 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 1"  Sew easy scarves with amazing style using one yard or less fabric. Finish the edges of a fashionable "O" Sew Easy pattern, create double layer bias scarves, or add the latest pendants and jewels to scarves for smart and chic creations. Learn easy sewing techniques and creative draping ideas. D
6:30 pm 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Forest Dawn Oval"  Bob Ross allows the greenery of the deep forest to be barely visible in the light of early morning in this oval masterpiece. D
7:00 pm 
Cooking with Nick Stellino  "Pork Chop & Pineapple Upside-Down Cake"  Nick visits the butcher shop and the chicken coop and prepares Pork Chops with Apple & Whiskey Sauce and a Pineapple Upside-Down Cake that will rekindle your memory and seduce your palate. D
7:30 pm 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"  Pati invites a few of her girlfriends over for a much needed "girls' night in." But these girls are here to GRILL! Grilling isn't just a guy thing - Pati's got a great outdoor grill, and she's gonna put it to work by cooking up a mouth-watering menu of Mexican food with a BBQ twist. One of Pati's sisters shows up to help her mix some drinks too! Recipe 1: Honey Chipotle Ribs; Recipe 2: Spinning Top Cocktail; Recipe 3: Mango Guacamole with Grilled Tortilla Wedges; Recipe 4: Grilled Romaine & Red Bell Peppers with Ancho Chile Vinaigrette & Cheese. D
8:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Early Iron with Peter Ross"  Master blacksmith Peter Ross shows how to forge iron hinges and locks from the earliest days of the American experience. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Edinburgh"  Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. We'll explore the castle, peek at the new parliament, dabble in the local literature, sip a little Scotch, get wrapped up in a kilt, and then stowaway on Her Majesty's yacht Britannia.G
9:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Cruising The Rivers of Europe: Amsterdam to Cologne"  NULL
9:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "It's Chicken Time"  Everyone loves a great chicken dish and in this episode Lidia demonstrates the Braised Chicken with Smoky Provola and the Chicken Cacciatore Dishes. She also prepares a wonderful summertime salad, Panzanella, made of tomatoes and day old bread. D
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Revisiting Julia Child's Roast Turkey"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Julia Child's Thanksgiving Turkey and serves it with a perfect recipe for Roasted Root Vegetables. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite tools for making turkey. D
10:30 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Mi Famiglia: Italian Family Style with Giuseppe Fanelli"  Guiseppe Fanelli is the chef of one of Sara's favorite Italian restaurants, Tre Dici, and today he shares home-style Italian recipes like Bruschetta al Tonno - a simple and delicious tuna bruschetta. His Agnello Scottadito with Heirloom Tomato Salad mixes tender lamb with the freshness of a homegrown tomato salad. And of course, there's pasta. D
11:00 pm 
Coastal Cooking with John Shields  "Coastal Tailgate"  Tailgate Kings of ESPN "The Feasty Boys" share their grilling secrets with a succulent seafood pouch recipe. Then warm up with some Tillamook Cheddar Cheese and Lager Soup and sweeten the deal with Pecan Pie Squares. The Kitchen Goddess will share tips on making perfect parking lot party. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Edinburgh"  Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. We'll explore the castle, peek at the new parliament, dabble in the local literature, sip a little Scotch, get wrapped up in a kilt, and then stowaway on Her Majesty's yacht Britannia.G
5:00 pm 
Nature  "Leave It to Beavers"  Once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, beavers are seen in a new light. Beaver enthusiasts and "employers" reveal ways in which beavers are helping to transform and revive landscapes - finding water in a bone-dry desert, recharging water tables and coaxing life back into damaged lands.G
6:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "Dignity Harbor"  One of nine documentary nominees for the 2012 Student Academy Award, Dignity Harbor chronicles a group of homeless people living in an encampment along the Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis. In the shadow of the Arch, several makeshift communities - Hopeville, Sparta, and Dignity Harbor - are erected when work begins to fill the tunnels under Tucker Boulevard, displacing many homeless. D
7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "A City Made of Stone"  What happens when a quiet sleepy corner of Idaho is finally discovered? What is lost and what is gained? Outdoor Idaho visits the silent City of Rocks to assess the impact of "being discovered."G
7:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Secrecy and the Media"  Host Marcia Franklin interviews Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi about how the increase in government surveillance and secrecy is affecting reporters and their sources.G
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Humble Beauty: Skid Row Artists   HUMBLE BEAUTY documents the ability of art to calm, inspire, ask questions or provide answers, and even help forge entirely new identities. The one-hour documentary follows a group of talented homeless and formerly homeless artists from the area of Los Angeles known as Skid Row, reportedly home to the largest concentration of indigent people in the United States. For four years, the filmmakers chronicled spontaneous moments from the artists' lives, captured intimate interviews and charted the evolution of their artwork. D
5:00 pm 
Arthur  "Binky's Music Madness/Brain Freeze"  NULL
5:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Runs The Store, Part 1 & Part 2"  Martha Runs the Store, Part 1 - Skits and Martha are feeling desperate while they wait in the broiling sun for Helen to finish shopping. Martha Runs the Store, Part 2 - Helen can't find Martha and Skits anywhere.G
6:00 pm 
Curious George  "Curious George Goes for 100/Fearless George"  Curious George Goes for 100 - It's Lake Wannasink Lake's 100th anniversary and George is in charge of the main attraction - the town's 100-year-old-flag with 10 stripes and 100 stars. When the stripes accidentally blow away, George runs around the countryside to retrieve them. Can George reassemble the flag in time for the big unveiling? Fearless George - "Fearless George" and his comrades (aka Steve and Betsy) are playing a make-believe adventure with George's toys. D
6:30 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Hooray for Hair/Ice Is Nice"  Hooray for Hair - Sally and Nick are getting their hair cut today; maybe they should try new hairstyles! A trip to meet three of Cat's friends (and some styling help from the Wig-o-lator) will help them decide! Should they have Yak hair? No, too hot! How about hair like a fur seal? Not quite, too short. A porcupine? No way! How will they ever get a hug from their moms with hair that spiky? They decide that the hair they have is what's perfect for them! Ice is Nice - Nick and Sally want some nice cold lemonade, but there's no more ice cubes in Sally's fridge! A trip to Freeze-your-knees Snowland will fix that! They meet Cat's friend Polly the polar bear who introduces Sally and Nick to all the different kinds of ice that make up her home. After trying many types of ice, they find the kind that will be perfect for their lemonade!. D
7:00 pm 
Peg + Cat  "The Parade Problem/The Halloween Problem"  The Parade Problem - Park. Peg and Cat need to sort out recyclables to clean up the park in time for the nursery school's Halloween Parade. Primary Content: Sorting; Secondary Content: Estimating. D
7:30 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaur Train Submarine: Otto Opthalmosaurus/King Meets Crystal"  When the Pteranodon family takes the Dinosaur Train under the sea to visit their friend Elmer Elasmosaurus, they learn that the Elasmosaurus family is going away from the station to follow their food, the fish. Buddy wants to follow, but the train tunnel doesn't go that way - so the Conductor decides to take the family in a brand-new invention, the Dinosaur Train Submarine! On their journey, they meet a marine reptile called Otto Opthalmosaurus, who guides the submarine deeper than it's ever been, and even helps them find their way out of a sea cave. During a day at Troodon Town Music Festival, the Pteranodon family and King Cryolophosaurus hear a wonderful singer named Crystal Cryolophosaurus. D
8:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "The Flower Show"  Stinky is nervous that he won't bloom in time for the flower show. Maybe relaxing will help. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation. D
9:00 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "The Dragon Dance/Teacher Harriet's Birthday"  The Dragon Dance: In school, the children are all helping Teacher Harriet with a big art project: creating a dancing dragon! Everyone is eager to finish so the dragon can dance, but they learn that they need to work together so the big project can be finished. Teacher Harriet's Birthday: It's Teacher Harriet's birthday! Mom Tiger helps the children surprise her by decorating the classroom with streamers and making a birthday present while she is gone. The children learn that cooperation is necessary to pull off the surprise. D
9:30 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "Sid Wings It!"  In his backyard, Sid shows off his homemade cardboard wings. He's wearing them because he wants to fly, just like the bird he has been watching all morning. When his flight plans don't work out, he heads to school to investigate. D
10:00 pm 
Super Why!  "Snow White"  The super fun Storybrook Carnival is in town, and Princess Pea is enjoying lots of yummy treats until she gets a terrible tummy ache! When Goldilocks offers her some popcorn, Princess Pea knows she should refuse, but she really wants to eat just a little. The Super Readers fly into the story of Snow White as the wicked queen tempts the fairytale princess with that infamous apple. Will the Super Readers be able to stop Snow White from taking the bait before Snow White ends up with something much worse than a stomachache? Educational Objectives: To learn about thinking for yourself. D
10:30 pm 
Caillou  "Caillou's Favorite Things"  Kitty Conundrum: Caillou finds a tiny kitten while desperately searching for his beloved Rexy. He wants to keep the kitten, even though Mommy and Daddy say 'no' - they have Gilbert! When Samantha comes to the door to claim her lost kitten, "Whiskers", Caillou fetches the kitty.and finds Rexy! He remembers it isn't fun losing something you care about, and happily returns the kitty to its rightful owner. D
11:00 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Chuffing with Pride"  Race to the Rescue - Flynn is the Sodor Island Fire Engine and Victor is working on Flynn's wheels so that he can roll on the road as well as on tracks. He sets out on the road, wobbling. Rocky tells Flynn that Sir Topham Hatt's shed is on fire. D
11:30 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "The Dragon Dance/Teacher Harriet's Birthday"  The Dragon Dance: In school, the children are all helping Teacher Harriet with a big art project: creating a dancing dragon! Everyone is eager to finish so the dragon can dance, but they learn that they need to work together so the big project can be finished. Teacher Harriet's Birthday: It's Teacher Harriet's birthday! Mom Tiger helps the children surprise her by decorating the classroom with streamers and making a birthday present while she is gone. The children learn that cooperation is necessary to pull off the surprise. D

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