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April 22, 2012
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8:00 am 
Bob the Builder  "The Botanical Gardens"  Bob and the team are building a hothouse in Bobland Bay for tropical plants. It's a big job and will require lots of concentration. Lofty asks Mr. Beasley if he can take care of the banana tree until the hothouse is finished but looking after a tropical plant is hard work. D

8:30 am 
Franny's Feet  "Long Stories/A Little Moose Music"  A) Franny returns to the African Savannah, where Hornswell, a rhino, has been telling tall tales to his buddy, Oxie, an Oxpecker. When Hornswell gets stuck in a hole, Franny helps him understand that telling stories is great fun as long as everyone knows they're just stories. In Franny's Treasures, Franny and Bobby prompt the audience to identify animals that live in the grasslands. D

9:00 am 
Thomas & Friends  "If A Job's Worth Doing"  Thomas and the Garbage Train - Thomas volunteers to take the Duchess to tea. Diesel tells Thomas that his work with Whiff will make him too stinky to take the Duchess. As Whiff and Thomas puff along, Thomas uncouples from the Garbage train and Thomas takes 'sweeter smelling' tracks. D

9:30 am 
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

10:00 am 
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10:30 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Dean Tenerelli"  Guest: Dean Tenerelli, Portfolio Manager, T. Rowe Price European Stock Fund. This week's Consuelo Mack WealthTrack explores why the world's most reviled stock market could be poised for a sustainable turnaround. T. Rowe Price's European Stock Fund manager Dean Tenerelli explains why European stocks make sense now. D

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12:00 pm 
Closer to Truth  "Do General Principles Govern All Science?"  Are there "general principles" that encompass all sciences, that explain even beyond the sciences? What would that mean about our world and about us?. D

12:30 pm 
Sew It All  "Machine Mania, Rebecca Kemp Brent"  Experiment with an embroidery machine and a serger to create a keepsake baby blanket. D

1:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Feedsack Flowers"  Mary and Sandy Gervais demonstrate how to cut hexagons using a special ruler. They will also demonstrate how to piece a hexagon block using the log cabin style. D

1:30 pm 
Hometime  "Front Entry Curb Appeal"  Dean and Miriam look at roofing, stone, garage doors and stamped concrete from the curb appeal perspective as a new home is built. D

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

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