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September 20, 2012
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12:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The New Kid and Grandpa's Visit"  The New Kid: When Riff meets a new friend in the park, BJ feels a little left out. BJ goes to great lengths to try to find a new friend for himself. Barney helps BJ see that we don't have to forget old friends when we make new ones. D
12:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Let It Snow"  The Christmas Tree Express - Rheneas is very excited when he finds out that there are Christmas trees on Misty Island and wants to bring one back to the Blue Mountain Quarry before the other engines wake up. He asks Toby to take him to Misty Island. On Misty Island, Toby wants to travel slowly, but Rheneas is excited and in a hurry. D
1:00 pm 
Curious George  "Downhill Racer/Book Monkey"  Downhill Racer - When George hears about the annual soapbox derby, he enlists Allie to help him make the coolest car a monkey could drive. But even with the help of Bill's instruction manual, building a car takes a lot of work and car parts sure are hard to find. Will their car made out of wagon wheels, a kayak, and brakes from a buggy race past the finish line or are they on a crash course? Book Monkey - George loves books and helping others, so volunteering to help the librarian is a no-brainer! But when she is called away, George may have volunteered for a bigger job than he expected. D
1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Bakes/Martha Makes Scents"  Martha Bakes - Helen is sad when her drawing doesn't win the art competition, so Mom decides to bake her a cake to cheer her up. Martha Makes Scents - Always on the lookout for a way to avoid bathing, Martha decides TD's dad OG should invent a perfume that will cover up her doggy scent.G
2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "A Whole New Francine"  Francine decides to be a nicer person, but is it just a ploy to get invited into The Electric Company?. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Wham Up/Seeds of Doubt"  Wham Up - The Whammer is on a mission to become WordGirl's new sidekick. When he whams Captain Huggy Face into outer space WordGirl must find a way to rescue Huggy and put the Whammer back in the slammer. Vocabulary Words: Assist, Blunder. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Octopus Wildkratticus"  When Martin accidentally knocks Aviva's creature power suits into a deep Arctic trench, the Martin and Chris dive down in search of them in Aviva's newly invented Octopod submarine. Science Concepts: An Octopus can use ink, jet propulsion, tentacle regeneration, and camouflage in order to escape or hide when in danger. Each feature has an important function for survival. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Cool It"  (topic: Liquid Volume) - Determined to destroy Motherboard in any way possible, Hacker cleverly clogs up her cooling system. Digit brings the kids into cyberspace to help fix her, but the special coolant Motherboard needs, cryoxide, is found only in Castleblanca - and the supply is closely monitored! To bring back exactly enough cryoxide for Motherboard, the kids have to figure out the exact volume of Motherboard's tank. In the process, they discover the importance of a standard unit of measure - and fill a most unusual container with the precious cryoxide. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Mission Improbable"  Ruff sends the FETCHers to Washington D.C. for training to become secret agents. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain/Thanks A lot, Binky"  Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain - Fern can't wait to climb Moose Mountain so that she can have exciting adventures like Zutzut, the famous comic-book hero! But Francine is assigned to be her hiking buddy and the two girls fight all the way up the trail. Will Fern and Francine be able to work together and weather some unexpected challenges? Thanks a Lot, Binky - Binky decides to become "No More Mr. Nice Guy" after not getting thanked for saving Rattles from a dangerous stunt. After all, if he's not going to be appreciated, why bother doing any good deeds? But then one day he's shown what life would be like without any acts of kindness . D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "A Whole New Francine"  Francine decides to be a nicer person, but is it just a ploy to get invited into The Electric Company?. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   From China to Japan to Europe there are fresh signs of slowing economies and they are raising new worries about global growth. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with ConvergEx's Nicholas Colas. The American government borrows billions of dollars from China. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Pathways of Pioneers"  For emigrants bound for a land of opportunity, the Oregon Trail was the corridor to their dreams. This great migration west left Idaho a grand legacy, which we explore in this hour-long program. Massacre Rocks, Soda Springs, Big Hill, Three Island Crossing - these historic landmarks take on new meaning through the eyes of modern-day pioneers.G
8:00 pm 
Doc Martin  "Always On My Mind"  Phil Pratt accuses Martin of killing his wife Helen, then in the wake of a farm accident, Pratt himself must rely on the doctor. A new teacher has trouble with her hands, and things are looking up for PC Mylow on the romance front.G
9:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Dead Man's Eleven, Part 2"  Barnaby and Detective Sergeant Troy gradually find themselves caught up in a succession of sinister murders. Part 2 of 2G
10:00 pm 
POV  "I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful"  Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme has created a vibrant character study of the courage and resiliency of a fearless matriarch and civil rights activist. He tells an intimate account of Parker's five-year crusade to rebuild her neon-green house, her church, her community and her life in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward following Hurricane Katrina.G
11:30 pm 
NHK Newsline   NULL
12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaur Camouflage/Family Scavenger Hunt"  Dinosaur Camouflage - Buddy and Tiny meet a shy dinosaur, Leslie Lesothosaurus, who is very good at hiding. The kids end up persuading Leslie to stop hiding, and come out to play with them. Scavenger Hunt - The Pteranodon family travels to the Big Pond for a Scavenger Hunt. D
12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Three Little Pigs: The Return of the Wolf"  Pig and his brothers are trying to make a picnic table for their yard, but it all goes terribly wrong! So Super Why and his friends visit the tale of The Three Little Pigs, hoping to find out a little bit about building from the young Poppa Pig. Will they learn how to construct something sturdy, or will the Big Bad Wolf huff, puff and ruin their plans? Educational Objectives: To learn the importance of following instructions. Kids will sing the alphabet, rhyme with ICKS words, and use the power to read to change the story. D
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "A Sweet Deal/King of Swing"  A Sweet Deal - Sally and Nick are having a hard time getting customers to come to their "cafe". What can they do? The Cat takes them to meet Eddy the honeyguide bird. Eddy shows them how he guides humans to bees' nests by making noise and putting on a show. D
1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Mystery of the Weird Looking Walrus"  Chris and Martin are on a mission to discover why walrus look so weird, but discover that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a herd to mine precious pearls for Donita Donata's fashion line. The Wild Kratts team must use the walrus features against Zach to save the creatures and return them to their Arctic domain. Science Concepts: Suction. D
2:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Galaxies"  Galaxies are systems of stars, dust and gas held together by gravity. Joan Cartan-Hansaen and her guest scientist Dr. Amber Straughn, Research Astrophysicist, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, answer students' questions about galaxies.G
2:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Barcelona and Catalunya"  The creative spirit of Spain's Catalunya, the land of Picasso, Gaudi and Salvador Dali is on a roll. Rick gets caught up in the festivity of Barcelona, enjoying the vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas and pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter. Then he takes a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat, and finishes with an artist's pilgrimage along the Costa Brava to Salvador Dali country. In seaside Cadaques he visits his home and in nearby Figueres experiences his playfully surreal mausoleum/museum.G
3:00 pm 
Song of the Mountains   Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers. D
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 pm 
My Hero  "The Family Way"  George is pregnant with a surrogate baby for a childless couple on Ultron. He and Janet yearn to keep the child until they see it.G
5:30 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Strong Stuff This Insurance"  Grace Brothers' new group insurance scheme requires the staff to become fit before medical examinations.G
6:00 pm 
As Time Goes By  "Surprising News"  Jean's sister-in-law and husband raise envy by announcing they will retire to Spain to live on their pension plans.G
6:30 pm 
Ladies of Letters   Irene writes to Vera to help spring her from the mental hospital and indeed help arrives, in the form of Karen and Damon who rescue her. The three of them head for the outback where they are living rough.G
7:00 pm 
The Red Green Show  "The Beaver Dam"  Possum Lake is rising thanks to industrious beavers and their dam. Red uses empty duct tape rolls to make a beer cellar.G
7:30 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances - The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket  "A Celebrity for the Barbecue"  Hyacinth volunteers Richard's services at the Church Hall where there is a problem with the lights. However, he is less than successful in his chore.G
8:00 pm 
The Thin Blue Line  "Fire and Terror"  Grim and the CID initiate a counter-terrorism operation. Fowler deals with mythomaniacs, and Habib becomes attracted to a fireman.G
8:30 pm 
Outnumbered   Mum finds an inappropriate image on the family computer. Karen, convinced she has won a large amount of money, starts to spend it. Ben brings his special talents to the ancient game of chess.G
9:00 pm 
My Family  "Let's Not Be Heisty"  Ben's attempt to pay money into his bank account is thwarted when someone else tries to take some out - with the aid of sawed-off shotguns. Ben and Susan, along with others, are held as hostages. Ben decides to act as a negotiator.G
9:30 pm 
My Hero  "The Family Way"  George is pregnant with a surrogate baby for a childless couple on Ultron. He and Janet yearn to keep the child until they see it.G
10:00 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Strong Stuff This Insurance"  Grace Brothers' new group insurance scheme requires the staff to become fit before medical examinations.G
10:30 pm 
As Time Goes By  "Surprising News"  Jean's sister-in-law and husband raise envy by announcing they will retire to Spain to live on their pension plans.G
11:00 pm 
Ladies of Letters   Irene writes to Vera to help spring her from the mental hospital and indeed help arrives, in the form of Karen and Damon who rescue her. The three of them head for the outback where they are living rough.G
11:30 pm 
The Red Green Show  "The Beaver Dam"  Possum Lake is rising thanks to industrious beavers and their dam. Red uses empty duct tape rolls to make a beer cellar.G
12:00 pm 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "Microbial Diversity"  This program addresses the relationship between the bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotic branches of the tree of life, with their startling variety of organisms. Students see comparisons of organisms in their natural habitats and learn how organisms are studied in natural habitats and the laboratory. D
12:30 pm 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "Microbial Ecosystems"  All life forms depend on microbes as the essential processors of oxygen, mineral nutrients for plant and animal growth, and our waste materials. This episode investigates some of the important environments dominated by microbes and how their presence is essential for human life. D
1:00 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Entropy"  The Carnot engine, part two, with profound implications for the behavior of matter and the flow of time through the universe. D
1:30 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Low Temperatures"  With the quest for low temperatures came the discovery that all elements can exist in each of the basic states of matter. D
2:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "America at Its Centennial"  As America celebrates its centennial, 5 million people descend on Philadelphia to celebrate America's technological achievements, but some of the early principles of the Republic remain unrealized. Professor Miller and his team of historians examine where America is in 1876 and discuss the question of race. D
2:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Industrial Supremacy"  Steel and stockyards are featured in this program as the mighty engine of industrialism thunders forward at the end of the nineteenth century. Professor Miller continues the story of the American Industrial Revolution in New York and Chicago, looking at the lives of Andrew Carnegie, Gustavus Swift, and the countless workers in the packinghouse and on the factory floor. D
3:00 pm 
Curiosity Quest  "Plate Making"  Join Joel on this unique quest to learn how plastic and foam plates are made. We've all used and seen these products, now get a behind-the-scenes look at how they are transformed. D
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "A World Without Taxes"  Explore how taxes impact your life. Find out about the importance of federal, state, and local taxes and learn what they pay for. Meet young business owners who sell lacrosse socks and others who serve as swimming instructors and hear how they handle taxes. D
4:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "A Whole New Francine"  Francine decides to be a nicer person, but is it just a ploy to get invited into The Electric Company?. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Cool It"  (topic: Liquid Volume) - Determined to destroy Motherboard in any way possible, Hacker cleverly clogs up her cooling system. Digit brings the kids into cyberspace to help fix her, but the special coolant Motherboard needs, cryoxide, is found only in Castleblanca - and the supply is closely monitored! To bring back exactly enough cryoxide for Motherboard, the kids have to figure out the exact volume of Motherboard's tank. In the process, they discover the importance of a standard unit of measure - and fill a most unusual container with the precious cryoxide. D
5:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Good Catch!"  Grilled Swordfish With Spicy Yogurt Sauce; Baked Mackerel With Potatoes And Onions; Seafood With "Handkerchiefs"; Poached Trout In Vegetable Broth. D
5:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Time to Grill"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Grilled Bone-In Pork Roast. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for whole fish baskets in the Equipment Corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite summertime kitchen gadgets. D
6:00 pm 
Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen  "Spanish Smoke"  Long before Spanish culinary mad scientist Ferran Adria stunned the world with his foams, infusions, and molecular cuisine, grill masters from the Iberian peninsula were setting the world of barbecue, well, on fire. Like Basque grill master, Victor Arguinzoniz, whose grilled shrimp calls for olive oil and txakoli wine misted from spray bottles. Or Matias Gorrochatequi, whose salt-grilled steaks are a masterpiece of fiery simplicity. D
6:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Tipperary"  NULL
7:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Brian Boggs, Chairmaker"  An Asheville artisan shows the secrets of the steam-bent green-wood chair. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Denmark: Beyond Copenhagen"  Rick visits Aarhus with its ruddy affluence, charming open-air museum and well-preserved ancient bog man. Roskilde is impressive with its royal burial church and the best Viking ship museum anywhere.G
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Taiwan - A Sense of Place - Part Three"  NULL
8:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Good Catch!"  Grilled Swordfish With Spicy Yogurt Sauce; Baked Mackerel With Potatoes And Onions; Seafood With "Handkerchiefs"; Poached Trout In Vegetable Broth. D
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Time to Grill"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Grilled Bone-In Pork Roast. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for whole fish baskets in the Equipment Corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite summertime kitchen gadgets. D
9:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "This Spud's for You: How The Potato Changed The World"  A native of South America, the potato fed the great Inca Empire and in Europe, nourished the expanding population that powered the Industrial Revolution.G
10:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Food Memories"  Joanne remembers her trips to Italy and with her student Di shows us a classic pizza strata and a dessert inspired by limoncello. Recipes: Green Salad with Garlic croutons and Balsamic Red Wine Dressing, Pizza Strata, and Lemon Sorbet and Vanilla Ice Cream with Limoncello. Student: Di Harris, Retired Nanny. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Denmark: Beyond Copenhagen"  Rick visits Aarhus with its ruddy affluence, charming open-air museum and well-preserved ancient bog man. Roskilde is impressive with its royal burial church and the best Viking ship museum anywhere.G
11:00 pm 
Great Conversations  "Margaret Atwood and Ira Flatow"  Margaret Atwood (acclaimed novelist, poet, and critic) and Ira Flatow (National Public Radio). D
12:00 pm 
Leonardo's Dream Machines   Experts use Leonardo da Vinci s drawings to attempt to build a giant crossbow and flying machine, 500 years after he committed the ideas to paper. The two teams use materials found in Leonardo s time and overcome inclinations to apply modern techniques. Part 1 and 2 of 2G
1:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Back to the Past"  There is a bright future in the past whether the Middle Ages, the era of the mountain men, the American Civil War, or just spending time at the genealogy library. This program meets re-enactors and others who touch the past by dressing in its costumes, learning its skills, researching its people, digging into forgotten historical sites, restoring building and growing heirloom plants. They reach for the past and help bring it alive in the present.G
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Leonardo's Dream Machines   Experts use Leonardo da Vinci's drawings to attempt to build a giant crossbow and flying machine, 500 years after he committed the ideas to paper. The two teams use materials found in Leonardo's time and overcome inclinations to apply modern techniques. Part 1 and 2 of 2G
5:00 pm 
Leonardo's Dream Machines   Experts use Leonardo da Vinci s drawings to attempt to build a giant crossbow and flying machine, 500 years after he committed the ideas to paper. The two teams use materials found in Leonardo s time and overcome inclinations to apply modern techniques. Part 1 and 2 of 2G
6:00 pm 
Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist   This program delves into the lab of charismatic professor Dr. Lawrence Shapiro, and follows three irrepressible graduate students as they pursue a Ph.D. degree and race to publish their scientific findings. Their challenge: to decipher the structure and mechanism of a tiny protein that controls the burning and storage of fat.G
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Leonardo's Dream Machines   Experts use Leonardo da Vinci s drawings to attempt to build a giant crossbow and flying machine, 500 years after he committed the ideas to paper. The two teams use materials found in Leonardo s time and overcome inclinations to apply modern techniques. Part 1 and 2 of 2G
11:00 pm 
Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist   This program delves into the lab of charismatic professor Dr. Lawrence Shapiro, and follows three irrepressible graduate students as they pursue a Ph.D. degree and race to publish their scientific findings. Their challenge: to decipher the structure and mechanism of a tiny protein that controls the burning and storage of fat.G

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