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June 20, 2012
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12:00 am 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "The Intimate Machine"  They're called personal computers, but human interactions with them are utterly impersonal, via keyboard and mouse. Alan Alda gets to communicate with computers that know who he is, where he is, what he' s doing and even how he's feeling. The ultimate such computer - actually a cute and cuddly robot - is being developed in a unique collaboration between Hollywood and MIT. D

1:00 am 
In Search of Myths and Heroes  "Shangri-La"  The third of Michael Wood's historical journeys takes viewers on a thrilling trek through India, Nepal and Tibet in search of Shangri-La. The tale of the magical valley hidden behind the Himalayas was popularized in the 1930s movie Lost Horizon, but the myth of a secret earthly paradise is much older. To find the truth behind the legend, Wood travels on foot through some of the world's most sacred mountains before finally reaching the fantastic ruins of a lost city, which he believes is the real inspiration behind the myth. Part 3 of 4G

2:00 am 
Independent Lens  "We Were Here"  Director David Weissman and collaborator and editor Bill Weber tell the story through five very personal interviews of how people coped and came together during the most destructive years of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco. The sickness decimated a community but also drew people together.G

3:30 am 
Dialogue  "Idaho Wildlife Summit"  NULL

4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Siblings"  Baby Bear and Curly Bear are coloring and start to fight over the crayons. Chris and Christy ask what is going on, and Baby Bear tells them that Curly is aggravating him, and he does not want to share with her. Chris and Christy explain to Baby Bear that sometimes it is hard to share with a sibling, your brother or sister, and they should know because they are twins. D

5:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "The Big Cheese!"  While surfing the Internet on the computer with his Mom, Sid finds a funny picture showing that the moon is made of green, glowing, cheese! Sid thinks this is amazing, and when he goes to school, he relays his newfound moon information to his friends, who are equally enthralled. When they tell Susie what they learned, Susie explains something very important-not everything you find on the computer is true! And someone that really understands that notion is visiting today, it's Gabriela's Mom! Dr. Rosalinda Cordova is a marine biologist so she does lots of research on the computer, but it's not the only thing she uses. She tells the kids that when she does research, she reads books at the library, makes observations, asks experts, and looks at websites with good information. D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Myth Me?/Td's Myth Take"  Myth Me? - On a rainy, boring day, the gang does what everybody does on a rainy day: act out Greek myths! And, as always, they are really better with dogs! Vocabulary: (E) myth, legend, moral, reflection, fate (I) point, ending, setting, over, greek. TD's Myth Take - TD isn't satisfied with any Greek myth, so he decides to write his own version. With the help of Martha and Truman, he puts on a performance that exceeds everyone's expectations. D

6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Rosanne Cash/Brandi Carlile"  Cash is backed up by a full band with her husband, John Leventhal, on lead guitar. Most of her songs are from her album, The List, that draws on the 100 songs her father, Johnny Cash, described as essential country songs. Carlile blows the roof off with her big voice and exciting music.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Rome: Baroque, After Dark"  Rick climbs to the top of St. Peter's Basilica, seeks tucked-away Renaissance paintings and then explores the city after dark.G

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Switzerland and the Alps"  The Swiss Alps reverberate with cowbells, accordions, and laughter. We make our home base in the year-round playground of Interlaken, the "town between two lakes". We sail across glacial Lake Brienz, famous for its beautiful woodcarving. D

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Beyond The Asphalt Part 1"  Just off the highway there are a plethora of adventures awaiting the exploratory traveler. Host David Yetman heads west of Tucson to visit some of these undiscovered places. After visiting the largest dune field in the United States, we head to Yuma for a hot air balloon ride and a walk through "the hell-hole of Arizona," the Arizona Territorial Prison. D

8:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Chilled Tomato Soup with Tapenade, Trout Amandine, and Buttermilk Panna Cotta. D

9:00 am 
America's Heartland   A Florida ranch helps troubled youth turn their lives around. Chef Dave Lieberman crafts some spicy dishes with eggplant and cabbage. Kansas farm wives use the internet to battle misconceptions about agriculture. D

9:30 am 
Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends  "Salmon Dishes"  It's salmon time! Nick Stellino is joined by Chef Wade Wiestling of The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Minneapolis where they hit a home run with Sockeye Hot Chili Oil with Fresh Mango Salsa. Nick creates another hit with Salmon with Vodka and Lemon Sauce with Capers. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Shrimp in a Skillet"  Host Christopher Kimball reveals how to buy the freshest shrimp on the market. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make Greek-Style Shrimp at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of feta cheese. D

10:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Bathrooms"  A beautiful bathroom has certain requirements from keeping the grout clean to having enough storage for the guy and girl stuff. We begin with learning the secrets to a beautiful bath. Then, Shari makes a shower curtain. D

11:00 am 
Front Row Center  "O.A.R."  From their roots as a high school band to selling out New York City's Madison Square Garden for the first time in 2006, the band has reached new heights of popularity, releasing seven studio albums and four live albuMs. Known for their impressive live shows, O.A.R. showcases their hits like "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)," "Black Rock" and "War Song," as well as select tracks from their new album King. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Jack's Big Jump"  Jack Be Nimble is getting ready for his big jump over eight candlesticks! He tries to jump over them, but instead he knocks them over and falls. Jack runs away and hides. He messed up and now is having trouble jumping. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Have You Heard About The Herd?/Jess Hesperornis"  Have You Heard About the Herd? - Tiny and Buddy are psyched to go to the Cretaceous Picnic Grounds where they meet Ernie Einiosaurus, who shows them how he lives in a large herd! Ernie introduces the Pteranodons to a herding game that makes even Mrs. Pteranodon put on her game face! Jess Hesperornis - The Pteranodons venture to the Big Pond to find out if dinosaurs can live in the water. Their quandaries are quenched when they meet Jess Hesperornis, who turns out to be not only a water dwelling dino, but a bird as well!. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Bedtime for Bear"  Baby Joy is afraid of the dark! To show her there's nothing to fear, Super Why and his literacy friends fly into Bedtime for Bear and meet Charlie - a bear who is scared of just about everything! The super readers shed a little light on the problem (literally) while Charlie discovers a bit more about the world outside his cozy cave. Educational Objectives: To experience a familiar bedtime routine. Preschoolers will practice the alphabet, rhyme with AR words, learn what the word "fireflies" means, and use the power to read to change the story. D

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Flutter By Butterfly/Pretty In Pink"  Flutter By Butterfly - Sally and Nick are pretending to be butterflies, but they're not very good at it. The Cat takes them to meet Bernadette the Monarch butterfly, who can teach them all about fluttering. Following Bernadette from Milky Weed Meadow to Prickly Pines forest they learn that butterfly wings are used for so much more than just fluttering! Pretty in Pink - Sally and Nick are having fun trying out different moves when the Cat arrives to show them some cool moves of his own. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Kickin' It with the Roos"  When Chris and Martin meet up with a mob of Red kangaroos, they get their car keys stolen by a joey and have to figure out how to get them back from the tricky little guy. As they jump into the life of the roos to search for the missing keys, the brothers realize that animals live in different kinds of social groups and they have important behaviors that keep the group together and safe. But everybody wonders just how safe this search has become, when Chris and Martin get tangled up in a kickboxing match with the dominant male and caught in the middle of a dingo attack. D

3:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "The Foothills"  The backdrop for Idaho's Statehouse and the city of Boise is also the instant getaway for people in the Treasure Valley with more than 10,000 acres set aside through a voter-approved levy and more than 135 miles of trails. Runners, walkers, mountain bikers, wildflower hunters, wildlife watchers and more make year around use of the Foothills, which merge into the Boise Ridge, topped by Bogus Basin Ski Resort.G

3:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Idaho Wildlife Summit"  NULL

4:00 pm 
The Artist Toolbox  "Isabel Allende"  Join host John Jacobsen in the lush Marin County home of Isabel Allende, the most widely-read writer in the Spanish language, whose eighteen books have been translated into almost as many languages as exist on the planet. Having been called 'genius' by The Los Angeles Times, she has received countless awards and honorary doctorates, including the coveted Dorothy and Lillian Gish Award, granted to writers "who have contributed to the beauty of the world." Fleeing for her life from her home in Chile after her uncle, President Salvatore Allende was thrown from power in an American-supported coup, she writes about what she describes as "marginals. D

4:30 pm 
Music Voyager  "Beyond Bob Marley"  Ask the average person what they know about Jamaican music and the first thing they will think of is Bob Marley. While the legacy of Marley is alive and well, in this episode, Jacob Edgar visits with some of today's most popular reggae artists who are keeping roots reggae going strong. Edgar's travels to St. D

5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

6:00 pm 
Land Girls  "Fight The Good Fight"  Connie fears that a young evacuee is in danger, while a death leaves Joyce reeling in shock. Lady Ellen shows her warm side and alarms her jealous sister. Jack tries to persuade Bea that Chicago is the safest place for her and the baby. Esther decides to raise money needed to save Martin's eyesight.G

7:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Dark Autumn, Part 2"  After the bodies of two husbands of women who had been involved with the postman are found, Barnaby and his team realize they are searching for a twisted murderer, who may have been scarred by childhood memories. Part 2 of 2G

8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Mystery!  "Zen: Cabal"  A disgraced aristocrat jumps off a bridge. Or was he pushed? Zen gets mixed signals from his scheming bosses. The Ministry of Justice wants a ruling of suicide. A powerful and beautiful female prosecutor hints that Zen had better start looking for the murderer. Additionally, it appears the victim may have been trying to inform on a group called the Cabal.G

9:30 pm 
New Tricks  "Tiger, Tiger"  When Harefield Zoo refurbishes the former lodgings of its zookeeper believed to have been mauled to death by a tiger a few years before, there is evidence that suggests he was killed before being found in the enclosure. The UCOS team reopens the case and learns there was another side to the quiet zookeeper.G

10:30 pm 
MI-5   The finale of the series begins with Harry facing deportation to the United States. Ruth and Section D decide to break Harry out of custody. Elena reveals attack plans designed to push Britain and Russia into war. Revelations and double-crosses place the safety of a passenger plane in doubt.G

11:30 pm 
Land Girls  "Fight The Good Fight"  Connie fears that a young evacuee is in danger, while a death leaves Joyce reeling in shock. Lady Ellen shows her warm side and alarms her jealous sister. Jack tries to persuade Bea that Chicago is the safest place for her and the baby. Esther decides to raise money needed to save Martin's eyesight.G

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