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April 21, 2017
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12:30 am 
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1:00 am 
Mathematics Illuminated  "Combinatorics Counts"  Counting is an act of organization, a listing of a collection of things in an orderly fashion. Sometimes it's easy; for instance counting people in a room. But listing all the possible seating arrangements of those people around a circular table is more challenging. D

1:30 am 
Mathematics Illuminated  "How Big Is Infinity?"  Throughout the ages, the notion of infinity has been a source of mystery and paradox, a philosophical question to ponder. As a mathematical concept, infinity is at the heart of calculus, the notion of irrational numbers. D

2:00 am 
Primary Sources: Workshops In American History  "The Census: Who We Think We Are"  Every 10 years, American citizens get a new view of who they are. In this workshop, a selection of Census forms over the past 200 years shows how categories of race and ethnicity not only reflect, but can shape and sometimes obscure, America's ideas of racial identity. Onscreen participants attempt to "find" themselves in evolving racial categorizations from 1830 to 1990 and, using recent Census results, formulate appropriation priorities for a Midwestern community.G

3:00 am 
Invitation to World Literature  "My Name Is Red"  Both an historical novel and a graphic murder mystery set among the miniaturists of the Ottaman court. With its focus on Istambul, a major crossroads of the world, it tells of the artistic/cultural contest between Europe and the East. Cast members include the book's Nobel-prize winning author, Orhan Pamuk, and its English translator, Erdag Goknar. D

3:30 am 
Invitation to World Literature  "Odyssey"  Odysseus must travel the known and unknown world before he can return home to his beloved island kingdom of Ithaca. What does this ancient story say to readers today? In this program, Odysseus's story is given ancient and modern historical and philosophical context, and illustrated with centuries of art. Featured are theater director Mary Zimmerman, actor-director Tim Blake-Nelson, and psychologist/author Jonathan Shay. D

4:00 am 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Integration"  Newton and Leibniz arrive at the conclusion that differentiation and integration are inverse processes. D

4:30 am 
Western Tradition  "The Age of Charlemagne"  For a brief moment, Charlemagne revives hope for a new empire in western Europe.G

5:00 am 
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5:30 am 
Connect with English  "Review/The Emergency"  Kevin meets Rebecca at the Boston airport to tell her their father's heart attack was very serious. This includes a review of the storyline so far.G

6:00 am 
Functional Fitness with Suzanne Andrews  "Fat Burning 1"  NULL

6:30 am 
Arthur  "D.W. On Ice/Spoiled Rotten!"  D.W. tells her friends she can skate, when she can't at all. Muffy tries to be charitable.G

7:00 am 
Odd Squad  "Rise of the Hydraclops/O Is Not for Old"  Rise of the Hydraclops - In order to save humanity, Olive and Otto must locate a treasure chest that Oscar buried. Curriculum: Measurement; length. O is Not for Old - The agents throw a surprise party for Ms. O. Curriculum: Data collection and analysis; using tally marks to record data. D

7:30 am 
Ready Jet Go!  "Tiny Blue Dot/Earth Camping"  "Tiny Blue Dot" - A rollicking, song-filled recap of the Propulsion family's mission to Earth - as intergalactic travel writers, they really know their way around the Milky Way, and know the difference between a lovely, livable "Goldilocks Planet" like Earth, and the other, way less-livable planets! Curriculum: The Earth is a very rare and wonderful planet in the vastness of space, with its ideal size, its distance from its sun, its breathable atmosphere, liquid oceans, and ability to sustain life. "Earth Camping" - Mr. Petersen and Mitchell go camping with Carrot and Jet. The two dads have opposite approaches to setting up tents and preparing food, but when the dads get off track during a hike, the boys help them all find their way back using the compass, and the skills they've learned from their dads (turns out the kids were paying attention all along!). D

8:00 am 
Nature Cat  "Earth Day Today/Earth Day Every Day"  Earth Day Today - It's Earth Day today! Hooray! To celebrate, Nature Cat, Squeeks, Daisy and Hal go on a nature hike over to Butterfly Hills. But they don't get too far because they keep running into plastic bags blowing in the wind. Upon closer inspection, they see these plastic bags come from a local supermarket, so Nature Cat calls for a change in Earth Day plans. D

8:30 am 
Curious George  "George Makes A Stand/Curious George Sees The Light"  George sells lemonade to buy a soccer ball and causes problems when he adjusts a traffic light.G

9:00 am 
Peg + Cat  "Peg and Cat Save The World: Part 1"  Peg and Cat Save the World: Part 1 The Farm / Washington, D.C. The President of the United States summons Peg and Cat to solve a problem of national importance: strange signals are coming from space, in a pattern. Primary Content: Shapes. D

9:30 am 
Splash and Bubbles  "The House Hunt/Dolphin Games"  NULL

10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Mucko Polo, Grouch Explorer"  With Mucko Polo (Alan Cumming), Elmo, Abby, and Oscar use their five senses to explore and search for the grouchiest things on Sesame Street.Also featuring Grover finds a pyramid and Elmo the Musical-Guacamole. Brought to you by the letter E and the number 6. D

10:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Amazing Eyes/Water Walkers"  Amazing Eyes - Sally and Nick are trying to guess which game Harvey the guinea pig might like to play with them. The Cat takes them to meet his friend Katie the Cavy, a wild guinea pig. But when they try to ask her, she playfully runs off! With the help of three different animals with very different ways of seeing, they finally find Katie and discover a guinea pig's favourite game - hide and seek! Water Walkers - Nick and Sally are waiting for Mom to come back so they can play in the pool. D

11:00 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Crystal and King Benefit Concert: Part One and Two"  "Crystal and King Benefit Concert: Part One" - When Crystal and the King go for a trip to the Big Pond, they learn that it's being recklessly overfished! They enlist the help of the Pteranodon Family to try to spread the word that if the dinosaurs and pterosaurs aren't more careful, the Big Pond will run out of fish to eat. But when Crystal realizes that nothing they're doing is actually raising awareness of the issue, she decides to organize a HUGE benefit concert, and everyone agrees to pitch in and help (as long as the King doesn't have to perform)! "Crystal and King Benefit Concert: Part Two" - The "Don't Overfish the Big Pond" Benefit Concert is underway, and it's a HUGE success! But because there's so much to organize, Crystal never finds the time to rehearse her big finale - so when it's time for her to go onstage, she experiences something she's never experienced before - stage fright! Can the kids help Crystal get over her stage fright and get her back onstage, or will the King have to come out of "performance retirement" to help her out? Educational Objectives: Overfishing generally results in a dramatic depletion in the total amount of fish (i.e. D

11:30 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel Makes A Mistake/Baking Mistakes"  Daniel Makes a Mistake - While Daniel is looking at different items under the magnifier at school, he accidentally knocks a basket of objects off the table, sending things tumbling all over the floor. Whoops! Daniel thinks he has ruined Science Time until Teacher Harriet explains that everyone makes mistakes; the important thing is that we can fix them and always learn from them. Baking Mistakes - Daniel and Prince Wednesday are at the bakery helping Baker Aker make cookies for the Neighborhood. D

12:00 pm 
Super Why!  "Attack of More Man!"  Red is headed to the park and wants to bring all of her toys, but she can't hold them all and keeps dropping the whole pile. She doesn't know what to do. The Super Readers jump into the comic book Attack of More Man where they find a town's Fun Day Festival in chaos because the mysterious More Man keeps adding Ss to everything and making a mess. D

12:30 pm 
Splash and Bubbles  "The House Hunt/Dolphin Games"  NULL

1:00 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Exciting Friends"  Gordon and Ferdinand - Sir Topham Hatt welcomes Ferdinand to his railroad by letting him share Gordon's special. They will be taking the Lion of Sodor to the Summer House and Ferdinand will be Gordon's back engine, which Gordon isn't happy about. They pass workmen who cheer for Ferdinand (not for Gordon or the Lion of Sodor!). D

1:30 pm 
Arthur  "D.W. On Ice/Spoiled Rotten!"  D.W. tells her friends she can skate, when she can't at all. Muffy tries to be charitable.G

2:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Mucko Polo, Grouch Explorer"  With Mucko Polo (Alan Cumming), Elmo, Abby, and Oscar use their five senses to explore and search for the grouchiest things on Sesame Street.Also featuring Grover finds a pyramid and Elmo the Musical-Guacamole. Brought to you by the letter E and the number 6. D

2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Speaks Martha's Worst Best Day/Truman's Brother"  Martha's Worst Best Day - Why is Martha so grumpy? She's offended just about everybody with her insults. Truman's Brother - Truman and TD both wish they had a brother. If Skits and Martha can be sort of siblings, why can't the two of them?G

3:00 pm 
WordGirl  "Tell Her What She's Won/Victoria Is The Best...Wordgirl?"  TELL HER WHAT SHE'S WON - A jealous Seymour Smooth has kidnapped Beau Handsome, the host of everyone's favorite game show, "May I Have a Word?" When he starts stealing money from innocent contestants, WordGirl makes an appearance. Will she be able to rescue Beau and come up with a game plan to put Seymour back where he belongs-behind bars? Vocabulary Words: Bombard, Emcee. VICTORIA IS THE BEST. D

3:30 pm 
Nature Cat  "Earth Day Today/Earth Day Every Day"  Earth Day Today - It's Earth Day today! Hooray! To celebrate, Nature Cat, Squeeks, Daisy and Hal go on a nature hike over to Butterfly Hills. But they don't get too far because they keep running into plastic bags blowing in the wind. Upon closer inspection, they see these plastic bags come from a local supermarket, so Nature Cat calls for a change in Earth Day plans. D

4:00 pm 
Ready Jet Go!  "Tiny Blue Dot/Earth Camping"  "Tiny Blue Dot" - A rollicking, song-filled recap of the Propulsion family's mission to Earth - as intergalactic travel writers, they really know their way around the Milky Way, and know the difference between a lovely, livable "Goldilocks Planet" like Earth, and the other, way less-livable planets! Curriculum: The Earth is a very rare and wonderful planet in the vastness of space, with its ideal size, its distance from its sun, its breathable atmosphere, liquid oceans, and ability to sustain life. "Earth Camping" - Mr. Petersen and Mitchell go camping with Carrot and Jet. The two dads have opposite approaches to setting up tents and preparing food, but when the dads get off track during a hike, the boys help them all find their way back using the compass, and the skills they've learned from their dads (turns out the kids were paying attention all along!). D

4:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Fireflies"  It's time for the annual Wild Kratt Firefly picnic. Martin and Chris head off into the forest to find some fireflies to join in the fun, but fashion designer, Donita Donata, has been capturing all the fireflies to use in the making of a sparkly, one-of-a-kind dress. The Wild Kratts team has to save the firefly population! Science Concepts: Bioluminescence, Cold light. D

5:00 pm 
Odd Squad  "Dance Like Nobody Is Watching/Recipe for Disaster"  Dance Like Nobody is Watching - When the alarm system at Headquarters is triggered, Olive, Otto, Ms. O, and Oscar must avoid a series of booby traps in order to shut it off. Curriculum: Algebraic thinking; pattern recognition and extension. Recipe for Disaster - Olive and Otto explain to Ms. O how a case went wrong, each in their own way. D

5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the sticking points that could result in a government shutdown. Plus, as existing home sales hit a 10-year high, our market monitor has some housing related investment ideas. D

5:56 pm 
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6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

7:00 pm 
Washington Week   NULL

7:30 pm 
Dialogue  "The Making of "An American Conscience""  Marcia Franklin talks with Martin Doblmeier and Andrew Finstuen, the director and co-producer of "An American Conscience: Reinhold Niebuhr."G

8:00 pm 
Idaho Reports   The Idaho Reports crew provides reporting and analysis of Idaho issues around the state and in Congress.G

8:30 pm 
Butterfly Town, USA   The coastal city of Pacific Grove in Monterey County, Calif. is known as "Butterfly Town, USA" for the annual migration of the Monarch butterflies. The Monarch Butterfly Grove Sanctuary in the town is one of the oldest Monarch over-wintering sights in California, but in recent years their numbers have been dwindling rapidly. The film centers on a community of activists who took action to save the Sanctuary after Monarch numbers dropped from nearly 18,000 to under 800 after the city heavily pruned tree branches. A clash ensued between activists and the city about how best to protect the over-wintering site.G

9:00 pm 
Craft In America  "Nature"  NATURE celebrates the beauty, inspiration, and future of the American landscape. Featured artists include Patrick Dougherty, Mary Merkel-Hess, Michelle Holzapfel, Catherine Alice Michaelis, and Preston Singletary. D

10:00 pm 
An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story   An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story tells Niebuhr's story through photographs, recordings, and interviews with his former students, his daughter, and eminent public figures including New York Times writer David Brooks, Civil Rights icon Andrew Young, Susannah Heschel and others. It also includes academic experts who discuss his life and influence. The stories and insights that emerge are critical to preserving and portraying Niebuhr's seminal role in American life. D

11:00 pm 
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