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August 21, 2012
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6:00 am 
Nature  "Kalahari: The Great Thirstland"  A brief season of sudden unpredictable storms, brings forth a swarming superabundance of life to the arid region.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of"  After 16 years and more than 100 travel shows, Rick and his crew take you behind the scenes to show you just how they produce this series. Joining the crew as they scamper through Milan and around Lake Como, you'll follow the creative process as the challenges and surprises that come with travel are shaped into a finished show. D

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Europe's Getaways"  Rudy visits country windmills in Holland and Mittenwald in the Bavarian Alps before cruising the Danube in Austria.G

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Goat Packing in the Red Desert"  Natural historian and eccentric scientist John Mionczynski (also known as "Mr. Red Desert") "invented" goat packing nearly 30 years ago in the high and cold Red Desert of Southwest Wyoming. He guides host David Yetman on a journey through the "heart" of the desert - the Honeycomb Buttes, which boast extremely colorful honeycomb rock formations. Along the way, they get to know their four-legged companions and experience the adventures involved in goat packing, including searching for wild cilantro, onion and garlic in the desert and using the excretion from ants as salad dressing. D

8:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Fresh Ricotta/Ricotta Fresca"  Good friend an attorney Ciro Poppiti visits Mary Ann nella cucina, with an ample supply of freshly made ricotta from his company, "Arcangelo Cheese" in Wilmington, DE. They proceed to make a stupendous pastry-encased, Ricotta and Mozzarella cheese-stuffed masterpiece; Pizza Carnevale. Then Mary Ann takes up the baton and creates a light-as-a-cloud, orange-flavored Ricotta Cheesecake. D

9:00 am 
Cooking Odyssey  "Arahova"  Eva visits a popular winter destination and the ski mecca of Greece, learns about the local cheese called formaella, and Chef Yiannis makes kokoras krasatos and karidato. D

9:30 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Mexican Brunch"  A Mexican brunch is the perfect way to ease into the weekend. This episode will look at what a late breakfast/early lunch in Mexico might look like and what recipes you can prepare in your own home. Those will include: Rabo de Mestiza: Poached Eggs in a Tomato and Poblano Rajas Sauce; Refried Beans and Cheese Chimichangas; Garibaldis: Vanilla Pound Cakes with Lime-Apricot Glaze and Sprinkles. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Vegetarian Pasta Night"  Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Great Vegetable Lasagna. Then, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Chris about the science of cornstarch. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat lasagna noodles. D

10:30 am 
Garden SMART   Spring is a magical time of year. Everything is turning green, color is popping everywhere. GardenSMART visits an historic estate awash with beautiful spring color to learn what steps should be taken to help make your yard look great too. D

11:00 am 
The Artist Toolbox  "Daniel Boulud"  Meet one of the best chefs in the world, the articulate and always charming Daniel Boulud. From his seven Michelin-starred Manhattan restaurants, his slew of other refined kitchens across the world, six published cookbooks, a catering company, the bi-monthly column he writes for Elle Decor, and his lines of caviar and wine, award-winning Chef Daniel Boulud could be accused of wearing more than just a chef's hat! Chef Boulud has been wowing critics from Zagat, The New York Times, Michelin, and the International Herald Tribune since the 1980's with his graceful style of simple, fresh and seasonal cuisine. Watch Boulud work his magic in the kitchen and dining room of his famed restaurant, Daniel, and discover his masterful and inspirational balance between the art of French cooking and a flair for running a major business empire with The Artist Toolbox. D

11:30 am 
Music Voyager  "Colombia Rocks!"  Host Jacob Edgar heads to Bogota, Colombia's capital and biggest metropolis, to explore the city's thriving rock and pop music scene. There, world-famous rockers Aterciopelados treat Edgar to an unplugged performance in the historic neighborhood of La Candelaria and bring him to a nearby indigenous peoples cultural center for a ceremony with Arhuaco shamans. The up-and-coming rock band Superlitio opens the doors of their recording studio for a private jam and later, Edgar digs through the crates at a funky shoe store/vinyl record store in downtown Bogota. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Elmo and the Monarch Butterfly"  Elmo and Telly are reading the book Fascinating Facts About Insects. First they see two ants, and after looking at them through their magnifying glass, they learn that ants never sleep. Next they see two ladybugs and learn that ladybugs smell with their feet. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Arnie Rides The Flatcar/Old Reliable"  Buddy, Tiny, and Mom visit their very large sauropod friend, Arnie Argentinosaurus, and his dad. Arnie has grown bigger since our kids have seen him and is now too big to ride on the Dinosaur Train anymore. Tiny and Buddy arrange with Mr. Conductor for Arnie to be the first big dinosaur to ride on the newest Dinosaur Train car - the flatbed car! Mr. Pteranodon and Mr. Lambeosaurus take all the kids to see a field of geysers - holes in the ground that hot water shoots out from! At the same time, Mrs. Pteranodon and Mrs. Lambeosaurus are relaxing nearby in soothing pools of warm water, called hot springs. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Great Robot Race"  Ready.steady.splat! Whyatt and his puppy want to win the porridge race, but the bowl of breakfast cereal keeps falling off the puppy's back. D

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Help with Kelp/Treetop Tom"  Help With Kelp - It's Fish's birthday and Nick and Sally want to get him a special present, but who can they ask for ideas? Cat's friend Gary the Garibaldi fish might have an idea! Off to the Briny Blue Sea where they meet a variety of creatures in a kelp forest who use the kelp for both food and protection. Back at home they make a picture of the kelp forest for Fish. It's the best present he could ever hope for! Treetop Tom - Nick and Sally are playing when their ball gets caught up high in the branches of a tree. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Mimic"  While exploring why some animals mimic the looks of others, Martin and Chris encounter a cheetah cub and its mom. But before they know it, evil fashion designer, Donita Donata, 'cat-naps' the startled mom right in front of their eyes. The Wild Kratts team springs into action on a rescue mission before Donita adds the momma cheetah to her new fall line. D

3:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Manta Ray Silhouettes"  Create the simplicity of nature from drawing shapes and forms.G

3:30 pm 
Piano Guy   This viewers' favorite compilation show filled with wonderful performances from past episodes. These include Bobby Floyd playing "Unforgettable," five-time Grammy nominee, David Benoit, performing "Your Song," David Tolley entertaining us with "Classical Gas".plus many, many more. D

4:00 pm 
Global Spirit  "Exploring Consciousness: East and West"  The inquiry into human consciousness is in many ways, the "holy grail" of the entire Global Spirit series. Certainly, awareness of different stages of consciousness has been at the heart of many spiritual practices and spiritual traditions, for centuries. In this Global Spirit program, host Phil Cousineau brings together both spiritual and the scientific traditions of east and west. D

5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

6:00 pm 
NOVA  "Rat Attack"  When the bamboo blooms every 48 years in the remote Indian state of Mizoram, it spurs an explosion in the rat population that feeds off the bamboo's fruit. NOVA follows this tale that includes destroyed crops and famine, and investigates why the bamboo flowers every half-century.G

7:00 pm 
Powering The Planet - Earth: The Operators' Manual   This documentary travels to locations worldwide that are transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable or low-carbon sources of energy. The program is hosted by earth scientist Richard Alley, who goes bungy jumping in New Zealand to illustrate abrupt climate change and "tipping points.G

8:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Worried Sick"  Alda learns about stress - its historic place in human life, its cause, and whether stress can lead to sickness.G

9:00 pm 
Global Spirit  "Exploring Consciousness: East and West"  The inquiry into human consciousness is in many ways, the "holy grail" of the entire Global Spirit series. Certainly, awareness of different stages of consciousness has been at the heart of many spiritual practices and spiritual traditions, for centuries. In this Global Spirit program, host Phil Cousineau brings together both spiritual and the scientific traditions of east and west. D

10:00 pm 
NOVA  "Rat Attack"  When the bamboo blooms every 48 years in the remote Indian state of Mizoram, it spurs an explosion in the rat population that feeds off the bamboo's fruit. NOVA follows this tale that includes destroyed crops and famine, and investigates why the bamboo flowers every half-century.G

11:00 pm 
Powering The Planet - Earth: The Operators' Manual   This documentary travels to locations worldwide that are transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable or low-carbon sources of energy. The program is hosted by earth scientist Richard Alley, who goes bungy jumping in New Zealand to illustrate abrupt climate change and "tipping points.G

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