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Tuesday
May 20, 2014
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12:30 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
1:00 am 
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
2:00 am 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Chimps R Us"  An episode devoted to our closest cousins, chimpanzees, with whom we share 98% or our genetic material. This episode tells stories on the social life of chimps, on their thinking abilities, and on their very human sense of self-awareness. Also, Alan Alda meets Jane Goodall, who pioneered studies of chimps in the field and now devotes her energies to conservation in the wild, and to the establishment of sanctuaries for chimps discarded as pets and from medical research. D
3:00 am 
NASA "Why" Files  "The Case of the Barking Dogs"  The tree house detectives accept the challenge of determining why dogs in the surrounding neighborhoods have unexpectedly started barking early in the morning and late at night. While investigating the mystery, the detectives learn about sound: what it is, how it is transmitted, and how people and animals hear.G
4:00 am 
Biography of America, A  "Sixties"  Professor Scharff weaves the story of the Civil Rights movement with stories of the Vietnam War and Watergate to create a portrait of a decade. Lyndon Johnson emerges as a pivotal character, along with Stokely Carmichael, Fanny Lou Hamer, and other luminaries of the era. D
4:30 am 
Economics U$A  "Labor and Management"  The effects of labor unions are discussed with examples from the ILGWU, the New York Herald Tribune, and the UAW. D
5:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
5:30 am 
Connect with English  "A Night Out/First Day of Class"  Rebecca finds her first day of classes at the San Francisco College of Music intimidating and expensive, she also meets Alberto's family.G
6:00 am 
Power Yoga: Mind and Body  "Core - Abs/Back - Version Two"  With Forward Fold, Revolved Triangle, Shalabasana, and others. D
6:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Cleo Gets A Cone/A Job Well Read"  Cleo Gets A Cone - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Kind The dogs see another dog wearing a cone collar and Cleo and Mac make assumptions about the other dog's "weakness of character" (she should have been able to stop scratching!). However, a few days later, Cleo is forced to " walk a mile in her cone" when she herself can't stop scratching - and the experience teaches her compassion. A Job Well Read - Clifford's Big Idea: Be a Good Friend Jetta volunteers to watch her baby brother Cosmo but finds him more energetic than she was expecting. D
7:00 am 
Arthur  "Binky's Music Madness/Brain Freeze"  NULL
7:30 am 
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
8:00 am 
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
8:30 am 
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
9:00 am 
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
9:30 am 
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
10:00 am 
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
11:00 am 
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
11:30 am 
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
12:00 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
12:30 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
1:00 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
1:30 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
2:00 pm 
Science Trek  "Garbage"  When you toss something into the trash, science takes over. Scientists find ways to dispose of trash and not ruin the environment. They can even turn garbage into electricity. Do you know where your trash goes and what happens to it? Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests, Ted Hutchinson, Deputy Solid Waste Director for the Ada County Solid Waste Management and Megan Durrell, Trash and Recycling Coordinator for the City of Boise, answer students' questions about the garbage.G
2:30 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
3:00 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
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Wordgirl Makes A Mistake: Part 1/Wordgirl Makes A Mistake: Part 2"  Wordgirl Makes A Mistake: Part 1 - Newsflash: WordGirl is mispronouncing words! Realizing her weakened state, Mr. Big captures WordGirl and plans to set up a mind control ray on the moon. Can the city and the entire planet be saved without her? (To be continued. . D
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Birds of a Feather"  When Aviva reveals that dancing is just not her thing, Chris and Martin set out in the New Guinea forest to inspire her to give dancing a try by uncovering some of the greatest dancers in the creature world - the Birds of Paradise. They soon find that the male birds use their showy bright feathers and extraordinary dances to display to potential female mates that they are healthy and strong. But when the gang gets caught up in Donita's plan to capture these fashionable birds for her latest clothing line, Aviva must put her dancing skills on the line to save them. D
4:30 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
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 
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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 
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