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May 21, 2012
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NOTE: When the Idaho Legislature is in session, programming on the Learn/Create and World channels may be pre-empted for live coverage from the House and Senate floors.
12:00 am 
Global Voices  "Comrade Duch"  Kaing Guek Eav (alias Duch) is a Jekyll-and-Hyde character who began as a mathematics teacher, and then became the commandant of Tuol Sleng prison in Cambodia, ultimately responsible for the torture and murder of 14,000 people. Comrade Duch recounts his flight, conversion to evangelical Christianity, and how he was finally brought to justice before an international tribunal. D

1:30 am 
After The Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands   Coffee farmers in Chiapas, Mexico greet the rainy months between May and September with a mix of hope and trepidation. Consistent rainfall is vital to their crops, but too much water makes their rural dirt roads impassable. The price of beans and corn goes up, just when income from the coffee harvest is depleted. D

2:00 am 
Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority   This program explores the life and times of the late U.S. Representative Patsy Takemoto Mink (1927-2002), the first woman of color in Congress and the driving force behind Title IX, the landmark legislation that mandated gender equity in education. While Mink was considered a controversial figure at times, the film aims to provide a balanced view of her politics and actions. D

3:00 am 
Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaii   Born on sugar plantations and spoken by more than half of Hawaii's population, the Pidgin language - part English, part Hawaiian, with influences from other languages - captures the essence of multi-ethnic Hawaii. PIDGIN: THE VOICE OF HAWAII profiles this working-class language from its rise as plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride. The film draws on a variety of sources, including archival, academic and other expert commentary, man-on-the-street interviews and performance to shed light on this colorful language. D

4:00 am 
Secrets of the Dead  "The Silver Pharaoh"  The discovery in 1939 of a royal tomb full of lavish jewels and other treasures, and the only-known sarcophagus made of silver all lie forgotten in Cairo with the outbreak of World War II. Now, new investigations into the little-known Pharaoh Psusennes I and his times reveal political intrigue, a lost city and a great leader who united a country in turmoil some 200 years after Ramses II.G

5:00 am 

5:30 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   Rev. Fred Luter, Jr. - The Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest Protestant denomination, was founded in 1845 out of support of slavery. D

6:00 am 
Finding Your Roots  "John Legend, Wanda Sykes and Margarett Cooper"  Musician John Legend and comedian Wanda Sykes discover the stories of the free black ancestors they never knew about. Professor Gates himself and his 98-year-old friend Margarett Cooper delve into the mysteries shrouding the free people of color in their family trees. Part 9 of 10G

7:00 am 
Independent Lens  "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo"  Exploring the history of Japan's love affair with bugs, this film uses insects like an anthropologist's toolkit, and uncovers Japanese philosophies that shift perspectives on nature, beauty and life.G

8:00 am 
Nature  "Cracking The Koala Code"  Scientists track the day-to-day lives of an extended family of koalas in a forest pocket near urban Brisbane, Australia, to unravel what a forest needs to support a healthy population and how these slow-moving creatures react to the surrounding suburbia. Other scientists on St. Bees Island use solar-powered mobile phones to record koala vocalizations and begin to decipher some of the animals' communications.G

9:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL

10:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Palisades By Season"  Experience the seasons in eastern Idaho's Palisades on the South Fork of the Snake River near the Wyoming border. With a reservoir, prize river fishing spots and more than 400,000 acres of wildlands in the region, each season brings a new attraction. Cameras follow biologists and nesting eagles, fishing enthusiasts, a huckleberry gatherer, and winter wildlife watchers.G

10:30 am 
Dialogue  "Samuel Hunter"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Moscow native playwright Samuel Hunter about his works and the influence of Idaho in his plays. Hunter, who was in Boise recently to help direct one of his plays, is the recipient of a 2011 Obie Award, the equivalent of a Tony Award for off-Broadway productions, for his play A Bright New Boise.G

11:00 am 

11:30 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   Rev. Fred Luter, Jr. - The Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest Protestant denomination, was founded in 1845 out of support of slavery. D

12:00 pm 
Finding Your Roots  "John Legend, Wanda Sykes and Margarett Cooper"  Musician John Legend and comedian Wanda Sykes discover the stories of the free black ancestors they never knew about. Professor Gates himself and his 98-year-old friend Margarett Cooper delve into the mysteries shrouding the free people of color in their family trees. Part 9 of 10G

1:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo"  Exploring the history of Japan's love affair with bugs, this film uses insects like an anthropologist's toolkit, and uncovers Japanese philosophies that shift perspectives on nature, beauty and life.G

2:00 pm 
Nature  "Cracking The Koala Code"  Scientists track the day-to-day lives of an extended family of koalas in a forest pocket near urban Brisbane, Australia, to unravel what a forest needs to support a healthy population and how these slow-moving creatures react to the surrounding suburbia. Other scientists on St. Bees Island use solar-powered mobile phones to record koala vocalizations and begin to decipher some of the animals' communications.G

3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

4:00 pm 

4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL

5:00 pm 
Finding Your Roots  "John Legend, Wanda Sykes and Margarett Cooper"  Musician John Legend and comedian Wanda Sykes discover the stories of the free black ancestors they never knew about. Professor Gates himself and his 98-year-old friend Margarett Cooper delve into the mysteries shrouding the free people of color in their family trees. Part 9 of 10G

6:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo"  Exploring the history of Japan's love affair with bugs, this film uses insects like an anthropologist's toolkit, and uncovers Japanese philosophies that shift perspectives on nature, beauty and life.G

7:00 pm 
Nature  "Cracking The Koala Code"  Scientists track the day-to-day lives of an extended family of koalas in a forest pocket near urban Brisbane, Australia, to unravel what a forest needs to support a healthy population and how these slow-moving creatures react to the surrounding suburbia. Other scientists on St. Bees Island use solar-powered mobile phones to record koala vocalizations and begin to decipher some of the animals' communications.G

8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

9:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   A black eye for the NASDAQ, as trading glitches during Facebook's stock sale raise new questions about computerized trading. New York Correspondent Erika Miller investigates. Stocks finished last Friday in the red, but today the markets are positive. D

9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL

10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

11:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo"  Exploring the history of Japan's love affair with bugs, this film uses insects like an anthropologist's toolkit, and uncovers Japanese philosophies that shift perspectives on nature, beauty and life.G

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Monday
May 21, 2012
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NOTE: When the Idaho Legislature is in session, programming on the Learn/Create and World channels may be pre-empted for live coverage from the House and Senate floors.
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