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April 23, 2017
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12:32 am 
Music Voyager  "Heartbeat of Vallenato"  Host Jacob Edgar's journeys through Colombia reveal the country's amazing geographical, cultural and musical diversity. This time, his travels take him from the ranches and farmlands of Valledupar through the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range and on to the Caribbean coast. The small city of Valledupar is the cradle of vallenato, a rustic, folksy and distinctly Colombian music style. D

1:00 am 
Beatrix Potter with Patricia Routledge   Hosted by British actress Patricia Routledge, the charming documentary BEATRIX POTTER WITH PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE recounts the life story of internationally beloved children's author Beatrix Potter. A passionate fan and Patron of the Beatrix Potter Society, Routledge presents viewers with a close-up look at Potter's illustrations, the Cumbrian farmland she called home, and even a personal journal begun during her teenage years. Released in 2016 to commemorate her 150th birthday, the program also ties into the release of The Tale of Kitty-In-Boots, a story that was written just before World War I but never published during the lifetime of its remarkable author. D

2:00 am 
Frontline  "Last Days of Solitary"  Follow what happens to recently released prisoners when they go from solitary to the streets. With extraordinary access to the Maine State Prison, the film examines the long-term effects of solitary confinement and efforts to reduce its use. D

4:00 am 
An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story   An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story tells Niebuhr's story through photographs, recordings, and interviews with his former students, his daughter, and eminent public figures including New York Times writer David Brooks, Civil Rights icon Andrew Young, Susannah Heschel and others. It also includes academic experts who discuss his life and influence. The stories and insights that emerge are critical to preserving and portraying Niebuhr's seminal role in American life. D

5:00 am 
Craft In America  "Nature"  NATURE celebrates the beauty, inspiration, and future of the American landscape. Featured artists include Patrick Dougherty, Mary Merkel-Hess, Michelle Holzapfel, Catherine Alice Michaelis, and Preston Singletary. D

6:00 am 
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  "Environment"  "Environment" week continues as Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely visit a recycling center to see how people sort trash. D

6:30 am 
Curious George  "George Makes A Stand/Curious George Sees The Light"  George sells lemonade to buy a soccer ball and causes problems when he adjusts a traffic light.G

7:00 am 
Splash and Bubbles  "The House Hunt/Dolphin Games"  NULL

7:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Crystal and King Benefit Concert: Part One and Two"  "Crystal and King Benefit Concert: Part One" - When Crystal and the King go for a trip to the Big Pond, they learn that it's being recklessly overfished! They enlist the help of the Pteranodon Family to try to spread the word that if the dinosaurs and pterosaurs aren't more careful, the Big Pond will run out of fish to eat. But when Crystal realizes that nothing they're doing is actually raising awareness of the issue, she decides to organize a HUGE benefit concert, and everyone agrees to pitch in and help (as long as the King doesn't have to perform)! "Crystal and King Benefit Concert: Part Two" - The "Don't Overfish the Big Pond" Benefit Concert is underway, and it's a HUGE success! But because there's so much to organize, Crystal never finds the time to rehearse her big finale - so when it's time for her to go onstage, she experiences something she's never experienced before - stage fright! Can the kids help Crystal get over her stage fright and get her back onstage, or will the King have to come out of "performance retirement" to help her out? Educational Objectives: Overfishing generally results in a dramatic depletion in the total amount of fish (i.e. D

8:00 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Amazing Eyes/Water Walkers"  Amazing Eyes - Sally and Nick are trying to guess which game Harvey the guinea pig might like to play with them. The Cat takes them to meet his friend Katie the Cavy, a wild guinea pig. But when they try to ask her, she playfully runs off! With the help of three different animals with very different ways of seeing, they finally find Katie and discover a guinea pig's favourite game - hide and seek! Water Walkers - Nick and Sally are waiting for Mom to come back so they can play in the pool. D

8:30 am 
Nature Cat  "Earth Day Today/Earth Day Every Day"  Earth Day Today - It's Earth Day today! Hooray! To celebrate, Nature Cat, Squeeks, Daisy and Hal go on a nature hike over to Butterfly Hills. But they don't get too far because they keep running into plastic bags blowing in the wind. Upon closer inspection, they see these plastic bags come from a local supermarket, so Nature Cat calls for a change in Earth Day plans. D

9:00 am 
Bob the Builder  "Don't Muck It Up"  MUCK MUCKS ABOUT Bob and the team are working at the Zoo replacing Bella the elephant's enclosure to remind her of the wild. Muck and Scoop begin to prank each other, and Muck decides to hide inside the elephant house so he can jump out and surprise Scoop when Scoop passes by. But instead, Muck surprises poor Bella. D

9:30 am 
Cyberchase  "Fortress of Attitude"  Hacker decides that he can force cybersites to surrender by annoying them big time. He broadcasts his loud and obnoxious voice across the vastness of cyberspace from a massive statue shaped like the arrogant Hacker himself. The kids and Digit are sent by Motherboard to the Northern Frontier, where they carry out a Mission Impossible style scheme to silence the statue and disable Hacker's intimidation. D

10:00 am 
Science Trek  "Rivers"  Rivers have a life. They have a beginning and an end. Rivers change the land through which they flow. D

10:30 am 
Idaho Reports   The Idaho Reports crew provides reporting and analysis of Idaho issues around the state and in Congress.G

11:00 am 
BBC Newsnight   NULL

11:30 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Money-Saving Advice"  Guests: Mary Beth Franklin, author "Maximizing Your Social Security Retirement Benefits" ; Katy Votava, author, "Making the Most of Medicare: a Guide for Baby Boomers". This week's Consuelo Mack WealthTrack explores how to maximize your Social Security and Medicare benefits with experts Mary Beth Franklin and Katy Votava. D

12:00 pm 

12:30 pm 
Washington Week   NULL

1:00 pm 
Painting and Travel with Roger & Sarah Bansemer  "The Sea Turtle"  Sarah visits the Whitney Marine Laboratory and sea turtle hospital in St. Augustine, Florida where she learns about the research and care of injured sea turtles. Back in his studio, Roger uses acrylics and creates a portrait of one of the magnificent creatures. D

1:30 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Sew A Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish, Part 1"  Start with a simple pattern and medium-weight knit fabric, plus a few sewing notions and you're ready to learn the basics of sewing with knits. Then, sew a versatile, yet carefree wardrobe in a minimum of sewing time with Nancy's streamline instructions. A swing jacket and top are the two wardrobe pieces featured in this first episode. D

2:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Red Between The Lines, Part 1"  A magnificent quilt in the tradition of red-and-white quilts, Marianne Fons' Red Between the Lines was featured in the debut exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum. There is so much to learn from this spectacular medallion quilt that we broke it up into two shows. In this first episode, Marianne Fons and host Angela Huffman explore planning a medallion-style quilt, and techniques for creating the pieced border. D

2:30 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Pura Vida, Costa Rica"  P. Allen Smith visits one of the five Blue Zones in the world, Costa Rica, to see if there really is a secret to living longer. D

3:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Cutting Boards & Plywood Tips"  The Woodsmith editors add a classic, end-grain cutting board to the serving tray. Then they begin building a must-have, roll-around cutoff bin. D

3:30 pm 
This Old House  "Detroit Windows of Detroit"  Tommy works with the family to remove peeling paint. While Richard begins rough plumbing using PEX, Tommy shows Kevin the issues with the leaded stained glass windows in the living room as glass artist, Ann Baxter, begins the repairs. D

4:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Build It, Cable Lighting"  Tom and Kevin are ready to bring the family together with a home message center in Build It. Scott brightens up a room by adding cable-powered fixtures. And Richard shares an emotional story about the need for carbon monoxide detectors. D

4:30 pm 
GardenSMART   A community effort is getting kids and adults alike back in the garden. A win-win and a lot to learn. Be sure to tune in this week to GardenSMART. D

5:00 pm 
Dialogue  "The Making of "An American Conscience""  Marcia Franklin talks with Martin Doblmeier and Andrew Finstuen, the director and co-producer of "An American Conscience: Reinhold Niebuhr."G

5:30 pm 

6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour Weekend  "Red State, Blue City"  Some of the fiercest political battles in the United States are taking place far from the power structure in Washington, D.C. From pocketbook issues like minimum wage to civil rights and paid sick leave, the growing tension between many Democratic-controlled cities and Republican-led state legislatures is now playing out through a political maneuver called preemption, when state lawmakers write laws preempting city regulations. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Chris Bury traveled to Missouri to explain this aspect of the nation's blue-city, red-state divide. D

6:30 pm 
This Wild Life  "The Great Lion Hunt"  It's the busiest week of the season at the safari camp and Saba is on a mission to find newborn lion cubs. Husband Frank races to rescue a lioness in need of help. A power crisis strikes camp and a member of the team is rushed to the hospital with suspected malaria. Can Saba and Frank keep their dream alive and the guests happy during their busiest week so far?G

7:02 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Eyes of the Forest"  Mountaintop views, Idaho history and the value of human eyes searching the woods below bring the story of the state's forest lookouts into focus. IdahoPTV producer John Crancer traces Idaho's forest lookouts from 1902 to the present while visiting many of the remaining ones from North Idaho into the mountains of the central and southwest parts of the state. The show visits with people collecting, preserving and rebuilding the histories of Idaho lookouts. It also travels to the ends of roads and trails to meet people who are still spending their summers watching for fires in one of the 50 to 60 lookouts still used for fire detection.G

8:00 pm 
Call The Midwife  "(S6 E4)"  An expectant mother buckles under the strains of pregnancy. As Tom provides pastoral care, he reveals why this case has touched him more than most. D

9:00 pm 
Home Fires Season 2 On Masterpiece  "(S2 E4)"  Teresa is asked on a date. Alison worries that her involvement with the Lyons could be dangerous. The Brindsleys make a disturbing discovery. Meanwhile, there's joyful news in the Campbell house, and Joyce unexpectedly joins forces with Erica.G

10:00 pm 
Wolf Hall On Masterpiece  "Episode Four"  Anne gives birth to a baby girl, failing to produce Henry's longed-for male heir. Cromwell demands the nobility and church swear an oath acknowledging Anne as lawful queen, but will Thomas More agree? Part 4 of 7G

11:04 pm 
Hinterland  "Penwyllt - Part 2"  A body is found deep in a flooded quarry near the remote village of Penwyllt. The investigation sets out to discover who he was and if his death was an accident.G

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