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March 23, 2012
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8:00 pm 
Idaho Reports 2012   Idaho Public Television's weekly coverage of the Idaho Legislature with host Greg Hahn begins. The one-hour show continues through adjournment.G
9:00 pm 
PBS Arts from Cleveland: Women Who Rock   From Bessie Smith to Janis Joplin to Lady Gaga, this performance documentary vibrates with energy. Inspired by the exhibit of the same name at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the program reveals new insights into what it means to be female in the male-dominated world of rock and roll. Cyndi Lauper is host.G
10:00 pm 
Bee Gees One Night Only   This 1997 concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, is one of the very few Bee Gees performances filmed. The music special showcases many of the group's disco and pop hits. The Gibb brothers, who comprised the Bee Gees, sang three-part harmony and wrote their own hit songs. Two of the three siblings have died - Maurice in 2004 and Robin in 2012. Barry continues to perform as a solo act.G
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Homestretch: Racehorse Rescue   Homestretch documents the fates of losing racehorses and the lifesaving rehabilitation they can share with prisoners on their way back to society. D
8:00 pm 
Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World: American Experience  "Into the Deep, Whaling & the World"  Filmmaker Ric Burns tells an epic tale of three centuries of American whaling and the unique relationship between the hunter and the hunted, which begins in earnest in 1690 among the Quakers on Nantucket Island. The film explores two events that anchor whaling in the American consciousness. The Essex is rammed and sunk off the coast of Peru in 1820 by a sperm whale as long as the ship itself. Only eight sailors survive. In 1840, Herman Melville ships out on a whaling vessel that meets another vessel near where the Essex sank. The son of an Essex survivor gives Melville a copy of his father's memoir, which inspires Moby Dick.G
10:00 pm 
Nature  "Survivors of the Firestorm"  The wildfires that tore through the Australian state of Victoria in February 2009 incinerated more than a million acres, leaving death and destruction in their wake. Volunteers nurse burned and traumatized wildlife - even fish - back to health at wildlife hospitals and private facilities. Meanwhile in the forest, renewal is taking place too. One year later, the natural world is well on its way back to health.G
11:00 pm 
Wild!  "Secrets of Giant Sharks"  NULL
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P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Making A Bold Statement"  Allen talks about choosing the right trees, shrubs and containers to make a statement in a small garden. He takes viewers to his insectary at the Garden Home Retreat and visits a beautiful Knot garden in the Hamptons.G
7:30 pm 
This Old House  "Barrington Project, Part 8 of 10"  Awning specialist Mike Cornell installs a new retractable awning over the deck that should stand up to the weather due to a wind sensor and fade-resistant fabric. Inside, the Saratoga soapstone has arrived, and countertop contractor Alyssa St. Gelais shows host Kevin O'Connor how she's sealing the surface with wax, not oil, to give it a more durable finish that will last longer than an oil application. D
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Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Potting Station"  NULL
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Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Crafts for the Whole Family"  Crafting is a family activity for all ages. Our first project is making pom poms into flowers or as an accent on pillows and other crafts. Next, make a pet pillow - sewn and no sew versions. D
9:00 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Sewing Then and Now, Part 1"  Learn about sewing techniques great grandma used, and see how much easier sewing has become today. Nancy takes a look into the past and compares sewing techniques from sewing books written in the 1920s-1950s to the same techniques sewn now. Among the techniques included in this 2-part series are stitching pockets, piping, hems, and zippers, plus many more comparisons between sewing "then and now. D
9:30 pm 
Best of Simply Painting: Across Europe  "Step Back In Time"  After a visit to historic Ferrycarraig in Wexford, Frank paints a ruined castle. D
10:00 pm 
Simply Ming  "Sambal & Dijon"  Guest Chef: Andy Husbands. Sambal, a spicy Asian condiment, and Dijon mustard, a classic French favorite, are East-West flavors that have found their way into Ming's favorite dishes. Forget your traditional steak sandwich after Ming puts his spin on the favorite with an "All-In-One" creation: Sliced Hanger Steak and Onion Hoagie. D
10:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "USA: Oh, Those Ravioli"  Lidia heads north to Boston, where she takes viewers on a sweet trip to two Boston pastry shops: Modern Pasty and Maria's Pastry, and ventures into Boston's Little Italy to see pasta made by hand. Down in New Jersey, Lidia checks out Simply Grazin' Organic Farm. In the kitchen, Lidia prepares Ricotta and Sausage-Filled Ravioli and Struffoli, an Italian-American classic, for dessert. D
11:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Growth and Empire"  Benjamin Franklin and Franklin's Philadelphia take center stage in this program. As the merchant class grows in the North, the economies of southern colonies are built on the shoulders of the slave trade. Professor Miller brings the American story to 1763 with the Peace of Paris and English dominance in America. D
11:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Coming of Independence"  Professor Maier tells the story of how the English-loving colonist transforms into the freedom-loving American rebel. The luminaries of the early days of the Republic -- Washington, Jefferson, Adams -- are featured in this program as they craft the Declaration of -- and wage the War for -- Independence. D
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Globe Trekker  "Venice City Guide"  Justine Shapiro visits key sites along the Grand Canal.G
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Turmoil and Triumph: The George Shultz Years (Pbs)  "Swords Into Plowshares"  Shultz is in the midst of preparations for the summit meeting between Reagan and Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland, when news breaks that the United States was indeed trading arms for the Nicaraguan Contras to secure the release of the Iran hostages, and Newsweek reveals that the CIA is mining the harbor in Managua. The Reykjavik summit leads to the most significant nuclear arms reduction pact of the Cold War and is the pinnacle of Shultz' career in government service. In January 1989, Shultz leaves the State Department. D

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