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April 22, 2012
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2:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Craftsman Coffee Table"  The Woodsmith editors share tips & techniques for building a beautiful heirloom-quality coffee table with a glass top. Plus, you'll learn a quick and easy way to make mortises. All you need is a table saw - no chisel required.G
2:30 pm 
This Old House  "Bedford Project - Part 3 of 16"  Master carpenter Norm Abram continues work on removing the old clapboards, while out back at the new addition, general contractor Tom Silva and mason Mark McCullough carefully open up a hole in the old fieldstone foundation that will connect the old basement space to the new. Inside, host Kevin O'Connor finds window restoration specialist Alison Hardy and her crew removing the historic sashes to be taken off site for rehab. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey visits the local library to see the oldest existing flag in the country, the Bedford Flag, firsthand. D
3:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Replacing a Corroded Fitting on a Water Heater; Installing a Vented Range Kitchen Hood"  Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace a corroded fitting on his water heater. Then Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva ask "what is it?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner install a vented range hood in her kitchen. D
3:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Organic Flower Power; All the Beauty-None of the Chemicals"  The multi-billion dollar flower industry is thriving, albeit in part by toxic pesticides, herbicides and other non-environmentally friendly chemicals. But there's a new niche in towns scattered across America; Grower's raising flowers using all-organic methods. See how they do it and learn why we need more growers just like them. D
4:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "The Case for Old-School Faith & Politics"  Two movements once at the vital center of our society, liberal politics and American Christianity have gone astray, says Eric Alterman (from the left) and Ross Douthat (from the right). On this weekend's Moyers & Company (check local listings) each meets separately with Bill to discuss the implications of this wayward course on American Democracy. First, Eric Alterman describes the grand aspirations, ambitions, and historical ironies that prompted him to write his new book The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama. D
5:00 pm 
William and Mary   William and Mary take Kate to Oxford for her university interview. Mary tries to persuade William not to smother Kate and let her find her own way around.G
6:00 pm 
NOVA  "Why Ships Sink"  NOVA investigates the safety of cruise ships, which carry 20 million passengers annually on vacation aboard these deluxe "floating cities," which have doubled in size during the last decade. Some engineers fear these towering behemoths are dangerosly unstable. NOVA brings together marine engineering and safety experts to reconstruct famous cruise disasters, including the recent Costa Concordia to consider the questions about cruise safety.G
7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Cycling Idaho"  Whether you prefer the open road or steep mountains, Idaho is a bicyclist's paradise. We'll take you on some scenic bike trips around the state, from the Teton Valley in eastern Idaho, to the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes in northern Idaho's Silver Valley, to epic mountain biking in the Boulder Mountains of central Idaho.G
7:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Elk at Mt. St. Helens/Snowkiting/Lighthouse Photo Essay"  Elk populations are booming at Mount St. Helens, but there is concern about some of the steps designed to help them that include building giant structures in the middle of the Toutle River. Then on the backside of Mount Ashland, a snowkite group is kite skiing up the slopes.G
8:00 pm 
Finding Your Roots  "Maggie Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey, Jr."  Each of the two actors have a rich medley of European immigrant stories in their family trees. Delving into their deep roots in early colonial communities, they learn about their Eastern European Jewish ancestors, who share almost identical migration stories. From the Mayflower to Ellis Island, they journey through centuries of immigration that shaped and built this nation. Part 6 of 10G
9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Birdsong, Part 1"  This adaptation of Sebastian Faulk's best-selling novel about lovers torn apart by World War I stars Eddie Redmayne ("The Pillars of the Earth") as Stephen Wraysford and Cl?mence Po?sy (Harry Potter) as Isabelle Azaire. In 1910, Stephen leaves England to study textile manufacturing in France and falls in love with a factory owner's wife Isabelle. Amid the shellfire of the Western Front in 1916, his memories haunt him. Part 1 of 2G
10:30 pm 
New Tricks  "End of the Line"  DNA tests on a man arrested in connection with a warehouse robbery establish his innocence but link him directly to an unnamed vagrant who was strangled on a subway train 15 years earlier, causing UCOS to reopen the original case.G
11:30 pm 
New Environmentalists   This installment of this award-wining intermittent series features portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists, who have often placed themselves in harm's way, and created partnerships with unlikely allies.G
2:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "What's Your Money Personality?"  How do you act with money? Are you a "Money Star," "Oblivious," or "Penny Wise Pound Foolish"? This episode looks at the range of emotional reactions and connections people have with money. So what personality are you? Find out in this episode. D
2:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Balloon Archaeology/Biscuit Fire 10 Years Later/Collier Glacier"  Archaeologists with access to a helium balloon and remote controlled camera gain a clear view of Oregon's stone circles that resemble the medicine wheels in Wyoming. When the 500,000-acre Biscuit fire burned through research plots, it enabled a rare scientific look at life before and after a forest fire.G
3:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Southern Classics"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the ultimate Gumbo. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of long-grain white rice. And finally, Julia updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make Lane Cake. D
3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Venice Sidetrips"  Rick puts on hip boots to wade into the muck of Venice and takes a speedboat tour of the lagoon. He visits Padua, Vicenza, Verona and Ravenna on the mainland.G
4:00 pm 
NOVA  "Why Ships Sink"  NOVA investigates the safety of cruise ships, which carry 20 million passengers annually on vacation aboard these deluxe "floating cities," which have doubled in size during the last decade. Some engineers fear these towering behemoths are dangerosly unstable. NOVA brings together marine engineering and safety experts to reconstruct famous cruise disasters, including the recent Costa Concordia to consider the questions about cruise safety.G
5:00 pm 
Hoover Dam: American Experience   During the Great Depression, this dam project draws men desperate for work to a remote canyon near Las Vegas, Nevada. They struggle against brutal heat, choking dust and perilous heights to build a colossus of concrete that brings electricity and water to millions. It transforms the American Southwest and Idaho's Morrison-Knudsen Co., which is part of the construction consortium that builds it.G
6:00 pm 
Mister Rogers & Me   After a chance meeting with the then-retired Fred Rogers (MISTER ROGERS), Benjamin Wagner, now a senior vice president at MTV and a singer/songwriter, years later goes on a personal journey with his brother Christofer Wagner, a television and music production professional. The brothers meet with television news personalities, authors and others who knew and worked with Rogers to compile this intimate portrait of Rogers as a person and his belief in "deep and simple."G
7:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey"  Kevin Clash's one career goal is to be a puppeteer and work with his idol, the late Jim Henson. In his teens, Clash designs and crafts his own puppets to give public performances in his home town, Baltimore, Maryland. Clash soon comes to the attention of Muppet designer Kermit Love and joins Henson on SESAME STREET where he continues to achieve his dreams "Being Elmo," plus several other characters. Whoopi Goldberg narrates.G
8:30 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Atlanta, GA - Hour One"  Highlights include a decorative egg with a Faberge mark, purchased for $15,000 that may not be all it seems, and a 1787 land grant signed by Benjamin Franklin. A New York Chippendale corner chair, purchased as part of a large collection for $785-$800, is valued up to $300,000. Part 1 of 3G
9:30 pm 
Hoover Dam: American Experience   During the Great Depression, this dam project draws men desperate for work to a remote canyon near Las Vegas, Nevada. They struggle against brutal heat, choking dust and perilous heights to build a colossus of concrete that brings electricity and water to millions. It transforms the American Southwest and Idaho's Morrison-Knudsen Co., which is part of the construction consortium that builds it.G
10:30 pm 
Mister Rogers & Me   After a chance meeting with the then-retired Fred Rogers (MISTER ROGERS), Benjamin Wagner, now a senior vice president at MTV and a singer/songwriter, years later goes on a personal journey with his brother Christofer Wagner, a television and music production professional. The brothers meet with television news personalities, authors and others who knew and worked with Rogers to compile this intimate portrait of Rogers as a person and his belief in "deep and simple."G
11:30 pm 
Independent Lens  "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey"  Kevin Clash's one career goal is to be a puppeteer and work with his idol, the late Jim Henson. In his teens, Clash designs and crafts his own puppets to give public performances in his home town, Baltimore, Maryland. Clash soon comes to the attention of Muppet designer Kermit Love and joins Henson on SESAME STREET where he continues to achieve his dreams "Being Elmo," plus several other characters. Whoopi Goldberg narrates.G
2:00 pm 
Autistic-Like: Graham's Story   Follow one dad's determined search to find the right treatments, the right doctors, even the right words to describe his "autistic-like" son. This film illuminates the medical, social and public health issues faced by families whose "autistic-like" children have no clear diagnosis, and are offered no specific treatment. It is a reminder that by watching closely and looking for what works, parents can find the right help for their child.G
3:00 pm 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 6-8  "Workshop 3. Going Further In Discussion"  Since discussion is so central to the growth and development of a literary community, this program also concentrates on this activity. The teachers talk about ways to recognize good discussion, adding personal anecdotes about ways in which they participate in or step out at various points in the discussion to help students go further in their understandings of the text. The group also looks at different stimuli they use to provoke and maintain good discussions in their classrooms. D
4:00 pm 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Video Library, Grades 6-8  "Readers As Individuals"  This program visits Flora Tyler. D
4:18 pm 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Video Library, Grades 6-8  "Teacher"  Barry Hoonan's fifth– and sixth–grade language arts class on Bainbridge Island in Washington are studying a variety of contemporary young adult fiction titles. As students meet in small groups to focus on each text, Hoonan demonstrates how teachers can tactfully and effectively guide these discussions. D
4:37 pm 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Video Library, Grades 6-8  "Whole-Group Discussions"  Witness an effective literary community as Linda Rief's eighth–grade language arts class in Durham, New Hampshire discusses Lois Lowry's The Giver. Here, the students work as a group to examine the text and discern the ways its themes relate to their lives. D
5:00 pm 
Tommy Tang's Easy Thai Cooking  "Doi Suthep, Most Sacred Temple In Chiang Mai"  Hung Lay Curry, Chiang Mai Fried Chicken, Tomato dipping sauce and Thai Hom Mali and Sticky Rice.G
5:30 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Vegged Out"  Flavorful, rich, satisfying vegetarian food? It seems impossible, but when you try these heart veggie entrees, you won't even miss the meat. Sara's Rustic Potato and Green Bean Pie couldn't be more filling - and versatile too. There's nothing bland about Spicy Mushroom Enchiladas, cooled off with a blanket of sour cream and avocado. D
6:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Edinburgh"  Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. We'll explore the castle, peek at the new parliament, dabble in the local literature, sip a little Scotch, get wrapped up in a kilt, and then stowaway on Her Majesty's yacht Britannia.G
6:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Port Aransas, Texas - Fun on the Texas' Coa"  Joseph breaks away from heat for a cooling and relaxing stay among the gentle gulf breezes of the South Texas Coast. In every season the pleasures are easy in this laid back Southern town where often the best thing to do is nothing. The active visitor has plenty to keep them busy and Joseph tries his hand at swimming, fishing, kayaking, crawfish shucking and dancing a two step or three. D
7:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Entry"  Smith uses the Garden Home Retreat's grand front door and containers filled with herbs to demonstrate the design principle of entry. He also visits a plant in Indiana that has an exceptional recycling system.G
7:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Replacing a Corroded Fitting on a Water Heater; Installing a Vented Range Kitchen Hood"  Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace a corroded fitting on his water heater. Then Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva ask "what is it?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner install a vented range hood in her kitchen. D
8:00 pm 
For Your Home  "Take The Tour"  It's almost a wrap on this season's Dream Home, but first Vicki and Sloan share some behind the scene looks at this season's project, the 5K Race for the Cure and the Bubble Ball, a black tie event that marked the official opening of the Dream Home. D
8:30 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Fun Fete"  Host Katie Brown provides the essentials for a fun, feminine party: light finger foods, a chocolate treat and projects with a touch of glitz. In the Kitchen: filo triangles stuffed with feta and spinach, tea sandwiches three ways and chocolate carrot-cake cupcakes with cream cheese filling. Projects: Repurposing old trays with chalkboard paint and broken jewelry and creating birch wood cones to fill with flowers. D
9:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Rosie's Quilt"  Liz and Marianne demonstrate how to use the new large wedge template to make a quilt in a weekend. D
9:30 pm 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Wild Things"  A field of wildflowers looks like an advanced project but with Donna's techniques, anyone can do it. Create a throw for any sofa or bed using fabrics decorated with wildflowers. D
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Hearty Italian Meals"  Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Italian Pot roast. next, equipment expert Adam Reid is reviewing pizza cutters, and finally, Erin McMurrer uncovers the secrets to foolproof Baked Manicotti at home. D
10:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "California: Pasta - The Ultimate Showcase"  Lidia returns to California to visit Andy Boy farm and learns all about broccoli rabe. Later, Lidia meets up with Dino Cortopassi, owner of Corto Olive, to hear his family's colorful culinary history. Join Lidia and Grandma in the kitchen as she makes Baked Stuffed Shells, Penne with Artichokes, and Bacon Orecchiette with Andy Boy's Broccoli Rabe. D
11:00 pm 
Theater Talk  "Taymor V. Bono: The Spider-Man Case, Plus Remembering Theodore Mann"  Reporter Patrick Healy of The New York Times drops by for a "Broadway Update." We then pay tribute to the late producer Theodore Mann with an encore presentation of our 2010 interview with the Off-Broadway pioneer and founder of the Circle in the Square Theatre. D
11:30 pm 
Closer to Truth  "Is Consciousness An Illusion?"  Is consciousness something special in the universe, a carrier of meaning and purpose? Or is consciousness a mere artifact of the brain, a by-product of evolution? I hope consciousness is special, which is why I must be a skeptic. D
2:00 pm 
Seabiscuit: American Experience   Imperfect in conformation and appearance but a perfect runner, Seabiscuit gives Americans something to cheer about during the Great Depression. This documentary based on Laura Hillenbrand's book, follows the thoroughbred's wealthy owner, his silent and stubborn trainer, and two hard-bitten, gifted jockeys who ride him to glory. The paths that bring these men together and Seabiscuit's career illuminate the precarious economic times.G
3:00 pm 
The Reconstruction of Asa Carter   THE RECONSTRUCTION OF ASA CARTER explores the life and legacy of the best-selling novelist of The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales (republished in 1975 as Gone to Texas) and The Education of Little Tree (1976). Billed as an autobiographical story about an orphaned Native American boy, The Education of Little Tree was later revealed as a complete fabrication. The author: notorious white supremacist and Ku Klux Klan leader Asa Earl Carter (under the name Forrest Carter), the writer responsible for George Wallace's infamous 1963 "Segregation now! Segregation forever!" speech. D
4:00 pm 
Earth Days: American Experience   The story of modern environmentalism is told through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from the 1950s to 1970 and beyond. Rapid population growth, industrial pollution, agricultural runoff, human waste and pesticides degrade water, land and air, endangering food and health. The growing national concern about the environment brings 20 million Americans out for Earth Day activities on April 22, 1970.G
6:00 pm 
Pacific Heartbeat  "Keola Beamer: Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)"  "The idea of Aloha is Hawai'i's greatest gift to the world. But a lot of people don't know what it is, or how to find it, or how to discover it in our own hearts." These words, spoken by legendary Hawaiian composer and musician Keola Beamer, provide insight to the multi-cultural musical collaboration featured in Keola Beamer: Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love). D
7:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Iron Ladies of Liberia"  With unprecedented access, this intimate documentary goes behind the scenes with Africa's first freely elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia. The film explores the challenges facing the new president and the extraordinary women surrounding her as they develop and implement policy to rebuild their ravaged country and prevent a descent back into civil war. An INDEPENDENT LENS selection. D
8:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Cycling Idaho"  Whether you prefer the open road or steep mountains, Idaho is a bicyclist's paradise. We'll take you on some scenic bike trips around the state, from the Teton Valley in eastern Idaho, to the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes in northern Idaho's Silver Valley, to epic mountain biking in the Boulder Mountains of central Idaho.G
8:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Robert Wittman - Priceless"  The Times of London calls Robert Wittman "the most famous art detective in the world." This week on Dialogue, Host Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI's Art Recovery Team. Wittman recounts stories from his memoir, Priceless: How I went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures and discusses what viewers can do to help protect their own art.G
9:00 pm 
Pacific Heartbeat  "Keola Beamer: Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)"  "The idea of Aloha is Hawai'i's greatest gift to the world. But a lot of people don't know what it is, or how to find it, or how to discover it in our own hearts." These words, spoken by legendary Hawaiian composer and musician Keola Beamer, provide insight to the multi-cultural musical collaboration featured in Keola Beamer: Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love). D
10:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Iron Ladies of Liberia"  With unprecedented access, this intimate documentary goes behind the scenes with Africa's first freely elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia. The film explores the challenges facing the new president and the extraordinary women surrounding her as they develop and implement policy to rebuild their ravaged country and prevent a descent back into civil war. An INDEPENDENT LENS selection. D
11:00 pm 
NHK World Special  "TOMORROW BEYOND 3/11 Special: Bob James Puts Hearts Together"  TOMORROW BEYOND 3/11 is a new documentary series of occasional specials from NHK WORLD TV, starting in April 2012. Each program focuses on Japan as it embarks on the long road to reconstruction, following the March 11 disaster of last year. In each special, musicians, actors, designers, scholars and other prominent people from overseas are invited to Japan to share their observations of the country in its post-disaster period. D

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