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June 23, 2012
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3:30 pm 
Passport to Adventure  "Guam - Where East Meets West"  Warm, turquoise waters, lush jungles, intriguing island culture, cosmopolitan shopping and a plethora of historical sites await the traveler that makes the trek to Guam. The island is an endearing mix of Asia, 1960's America and exotic Pacific island. Hosts Julie Conover and Mark Jennings venture into the little traveled parts of the island to swim in waterfalls, cha cha with the locals at the Wednesday night fiesta, and meet a refreshing group of teenagers passionate about preserving their Chamorro heritage. D
4:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia"  Merrilees Parker takes a culinary tour mixed with Viking history and heritage.G
5:00 pm 
Sierra Center Stage  "Rodney Crowell"  Rodney Crowell is perhaps best known for his string of five straight # 1 hits on the Billboard Country Music charts. However, this program showcases Crowell's rebirth as a deeply political, satirical, and clever singer/songwriter in the vein of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Featuring songs from his 3 CD Triology, starting with the "Houston Kid," Crowell rocks the dance floor with a tight band of Nashville virtuosos. D
6:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Lyle Lovett/Bob Schneider"  This is the final show taped in Studio 6A, the original home of AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, before the series begins taping the next season from the new Moody Theater in the heart of downtown Austin. Lovett, who first appeared on the show in 1985 as a backup singer with Nanci Griffith, has returned to the show a dozen times since then.G
7:00 pm 
Great Performances at the Met  "Ernani"  Angela Meade takes center stage in Verdi's thrilling early gem. Marcello Giordani is her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto round out the cast. D
9:30 pm 
Sierra Center Stage  "Rodney Crowell"  Rodney Crowell is perhaps best known for his string of five straight # 1 hits on the Billboard Country Music charts. However, this program showcases Crowell's rebirth as a deeply political, satirical, and clever singer/songwriter in the vein of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Featuring songs from his 3 CD Triology, starting with the "Houston Kid," Crowell rocks the dance floor with a tight band of Nashville virtuosos. D
10:30 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Lyle Lovett/Bob Schneider"  This is the final show taped in Studio 6A, the original home of AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, before the series begins taping the next season from the new Moody Theater in the heart of downtown Austin. Lovett, who first appeared on the show in 1985 as a backup singer with Nanci Griffith, has returned to the show a dozen times since then.G
11:30 pm 
Great Performances at the Met  "Ernani"  Angela Meade takes center stage in Verdi's thrilling early gem. Marcello Giordani is her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto round out the cast. D
4:00 pm 
Expanding Canon: Teaching Multicultural Literature In High School, The  "Workshop 8. Critical Pedagogy: Abiodun Oyewole and Lawson Fusao Inada"  In Part I, Cathie Wright-Lewis and her class explore the tradition of spoken word and the works of poet Abiodun Oyewole. In Part II, Sandra Childs. D
5:00 pm 
Travel with Kids  "Scotland - The Scottish Highlands"  Scotland has long been known for its deeply rooted heritage. In this episode, the family heads for the hills.the Scottish Highlands that is. D
5:30 pm 
Travel with Kids  "Ireland: The Castles and Cliffs of County Clare"  Known for its rugged limestone rock formations and ancient castles, County Clare offers all sorts of off-the-tourist-track exploration, and the kids are thrilled to discover it all. Explore tall sea cliffs at the famous Cliffs of Moher and head beneath the limestone for an underground adventure in the Aillwee Caves on The Burren. Although the kids may not be as impressed as adults by ancient dolmens, the giant castles of Clare like Knappogue and Bunratty are sure to spark their imagination of days gone-by filled with knights and kings. D
6:00 pm 
Travel with Kids  "Paris"  The Roberts family hits the road running in Paris in attempt to be the first to find the incredible Eiffel Tower while getting sidetracked by the City of Light's artistic culture. Join the host family on a treasure hunt in the Louvre where they discover the gems of the art world; on the city's stinkiest tour in the Paris Sewers; and for a ride down the Seine River for a view of Paris how it was meant to be seen. Watch as the family finds the Eiffel Tower and it's time to climb, picnic, ride mules and go-karts and enjoy one of the greatest monuments in the world. D
6:30 pm 
Travel with Kids  "Costa Rica - Monte Verde and the Pacific Coast"  Join the Roberts family as they explore the cloud forest of Monte Verde where snakes and bats have their own museums and the best way to get around is by horse or zip line. Next, head by ferry from the mainland to kick back on the Peninsula Nicoya on the Pacific Coast in the decades old backpackers village of Montezuma and experience the coastal magic of Costa Rica, one of the world's most diverse eco-zones, with jungle and ocean encounters with all sorts of creatures. D
7:00 pm 
Travel with Kids  "Alaska - Kenai Peninsula"  Board an RV with the Roberts family as they head south through Alaska's well-traveled, but still remote, Kenai Peninsula. Spot eagles soaring in the skies and otters swimming about as they paddle through Kachemak Bay and discover ocean life as they dissect a squid and check out whales in Seward. Plus, board a scientific research vessel that still measures the effects of the oil spill and gives the kids an up-close look at massive glaciers crashing into the waters of Prince William Sound. D
7:30 pm 
Travel with Kids  "England - Bath & Stonehenge"  Beyond London, England has a much slower pace and a more natural surround. In Southern England, the Roberts discover area history in the Roman town of Bath and a tour of the world's most magnificent pre-historic relics, Stonehenge and meet the locals as a game of cricket is explained. In a boat tour up the Avon River, Nathan & Seamus enjoy the relaxing lifestyle of the English countryside. D
8:00 pm 
Travel with Kids  "England - The Lake District"  After hopping a train to the north, the family finds a world of literature awaiting in the English Lake District, an area so abundant with beauty it inspired celebrated authors like William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Nathan and Seamus get a chance to explore some of the area stories at the World of Beatrix Potter Museum and the natural surrounds as they bump through the countryside in an off-road adventure, steam down the lake and up the mountains and get to know some of the area's woodland and lake creatures. D
8:30 pm 
Travel with Kids  "The Rainforest"  Head up the Amazon river basin in Peru to an eco lodge set deep in the rainforest. Join the family as they explore the thick jungle rainforests looking for monkeys, snakes, birds, bugs and other jungle creatures hiking through and up above the canopy and kayaking down the river. Plus, meet a local farmer who explains the healing powers of native plants and help Nathan and Seamus find clues to solve riddles along The Children's Rainforest Trail. D
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Coffee Break Sweets"  Who's ready for a treat? Stop by the test kitchen to learn how to make Ultimate Banana Bread with test cook Julia Collin Davison. Then, test cook Yvonne Ruperti reveals the secrets to foolproof Cream Cheese Coffee Cake. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried uncovers the best electric kettles in the Equipment Corner. D
9:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Blue Ginger Chefs"  On this episode of SIMPLY MING, Ming takes us behind-the-scenes to meet his James Beard Award-Winning Blue Ginger Team. Putting his own chefs to the challenge with surprise ingredients and a visit to his studio pantry, Ming and company cook up three separate dishes fit for a king. D
10:00 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Liquid Gold"  Mixiotes of Woodland Mushrooms with Slow-Cook Garlic and Mexican Herbs in Mojo de Ajo Sauce.G
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "Great Side Trips from London"  Rick takes a series of day trips where he ponders Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford, the ultimate medieval castle at Worwick and takes a walk with Newton through Cambridge.G
11:00 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Looking Forward: Our Global Experiment"  Earth's essential systems are being stressed in many ways. There are many tipping points in the environment, beyond which there could be serious consequences. Will human ingenuity, resiliency, and cooperation save us from the worst outcomes of our global experiment?. D
11:30 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Many Planets, One Earth"  The early Earth was a much different planet than the one we know today. Ancient rocks provide evidence of the emergence of oxygen in the atmosphere and of a frozen Snowball Earth. Scientists Paul Hoffman and Andrew Knoll look at these clues to help explain the rise of complex animal life. D
3:30 pm 
European Journal  "Ireland's Wwii "Deserters" Who Fought The Nazis"  Ireland: The Deserters - Thousands of Irish troops joined British forces during World War II to fight Nazi-Germany. In their own country, they were punished and scorned as deserters. Ireland was officially neutral in the war. D
4:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "How Big Banks Victimize Our Democracy"  JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's appearances in the last two weeks before Congressional committees -- many members of which received campaign contributions from the megabank -- beg the question: For how long and in how many ways are average Americans going to pay the price for big bank hubris, with our own government acting as accomplice? On this week's Moyers & Company, Rolling Stone editor Matt Taibbi and Yves Smith, creator of the finance and economics blog Naked Capitalism, discuss the folly and corruption of both banks and government, and how that tag-team leaves deep wounds in our democracy. Taibbi's latest piece is "The Scam Wall Street Learned from the Mafia." Smith is the author of ECONned: How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism. D
5:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Oldtime Fiddlers"  Idaho's Danita Hartz prepares to defend her National Grand Champion title at the 2001 National Old Time Fiddlers Contest in Weiser. Meanwhile, she helps two students, ages 5 and 8, fiddle their way into the top ranks.G
5:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Good Summer Reading 2012"  Marcia Franklin interviews authors Kim Barnes and Tim Cahill, who discuss their own work and writing styles, and recommend books for long summer days. Other favorite reading choices for summer have been submitted by viewers. Barnes is a University of Idaho English professor and author of five books. Cahill is a founding editor of Outside Magazine and author of 10 books.G
6:00 pm 
Need to Know   SCOTT SIMON ANCHORS. This week's "Need to Know" examines how long-term care for veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan is placing a growing strain on America's health care providers. As a result, nurses are now playing an increasingly prominent role in the treatment of wounded vets and in the education of their spouses. D
6:30 pm 
Inside Washington   Topics: 1. The President fires up the immigration debate by giving cover to 800 thousand undocumented immigrants. 2. D
7:00 pm 
Queen Victoria's Empire  "Engines of Change/Passage to India"  The industrial revolution changes Britain. Urban migration leads to overcrowding, pollution and poverty. Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, becomes a guiding force in the monarchy. In India, Victorian values and Indian culture explode in mutiny. Parts 1 and 2 of 4G
9:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "How Big Banks Victimize Our Democracy"  JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's appearances in the last two weeks before Congressional committees -- many members of which received campaign contributions from the megabank -- beg the question: For how long and in how many ways are average Americans going to pay the price for big bank hubris, with our own government acting as accomplice? On this week's Moyers & Company, Rolling Stone editor Matt Taibbi and Yves Smith, creator of the finance and economics blog Naked Capitalism, discuss the folly and corruption of both banks and government, and how that tag-team leaves deep wounds in our democracy. Taibbi's latest piece is "The Scam Wall Street Learned from the Mafia." Smith is the author of ECONned: How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism. D
10:00 pm 
10:30 pm 
11:00 pm 
Need to Know   SCOTT SIMON ANCHORS. This week's "Need to Know" examines how long-term care for veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan is placing a growing strain on America's health care providers. As a result, nurses are now playing an increasingly prominent role in the treatment of wounded vets and in the education of their spouses. D
11:30 pm 
Inside Washington   Topics: 1. The President fires up the immigration debate by giving cover to 800 thousand undocumented immigrants. 2. D
3:30 pm 
Curious George  "Night of the Weiner Dog/Animal Trackers"  Hundley has strict demands when he stays in George's room. George takes pictures of wild animals.G
4:00 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Patrol Dog Martha/The Crooning Crook Caper"  Patrol Dog Martha - Martha wishes she could help solve crimes like Rascal the police dog, and she's in luck! Officer O'Reilly lets Martha fill in while Rascal is away. Out patrolling, Martha smells a rat. Can she convince them that there's something rotten in the rutabaga? Vocabulary: (E) patrol, citation, smuggle, secur(e)(ity) (I) officer, police, freeze, beat, cop. D
4:30 pm 
The Electric Company  "Scent of a Human"  On the day he is supposed to star in his own rap video, Hector is hypnotized into thinking he's a dog. Can The Electric Company train Hector to use his human instincts, or will he have to rap with a doggie brain?. D
5:00 pm 
WordGirl  "Princess Triana & The Ogre of Castlebum/Heat Wave, Crime Wave"  Princess Triana & the Ogre of Castlebum - WordGirl does battle with Tobey, who is determined to steal a copy of the newest sequel to everyone's favorite book series so he can read it before everyone else. Heat Wave, Crime Wave - On the hottest day of the summer, GrannyMay uses her air-conditioned jetpack/suit of armor to go on a crime spree - and WG and CHF just might be too darn hot to stop her. D
5:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Kerhonk"  When Martin's and Chris' Creature Power Suits unexpectedly get jammed in Proboscis monkey mode and the top monkey of the troop is injured protecting a youngster from a crocodile, the Kratt brothers find themselves stepping into the injured monkey's role. While Aviva nurses the monkey back to health, Chris and Martin must keep the troop together and soon discover the important communication function of the proboscis monkeys strangest feature - his huge, droopy, bulbous nose! They uncover some of the different methods animals utilize to communicate important information to each other. D
6:00 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Hacker's Challenge"  Hacker challenges the CyberSquad to solve a series of puzzles in three hours. If they fail, he vows to turn the cybersite Solaria into a digital garbage dump.G
6:30 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? It's.... Ruffmanman!"  Ruff's nephew Glen has learned that a mysterious villain, Gamma Ray Person, is trying to harness the electromagnetic spectrum for evil. He forces Ruff into a mask and tights to become television's newest superhero. Ruffman Man! Will Ruff and his SuperFETCHers be able to stop Gamma Ray Person from destroying the world? And will Ruff be able to keep his tights from falling down?. D
7:00 pm 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Little Clifford/Welcome to Birdwell Island"  Little Clifford - In this flashback story, we learn how Emily and Clifford got together and how Emily's unconditional love changed the "runt" of the litter into the biggest dog around! Welcome To Birdwell Island - This flashback episode tells the story ofthe day the Howards moved to Birdwell Island. The town is full of preconceived ideas about how "a big dog can mean big problems" for the island, but they soon learn that Clifford has much to offer, and that they shouldn't make assumptions before they know the facts. D
7:30 pm 
Arthur  "Baby Kate and the Imaginary Mystery/Strangers on a Train"  Baby Kate and the Imaginary Mystery - Nadine, D.W.'s imaginary friend is missing! Baby Kate, Pal, Amigo, and Nemo are all on the case and won't give up until this mystery is solved - even if some fur gets ruffled along the way! Could the Tibbles be hiding Nadine? Or is the solution to the mystery closer to home? Strangers on a Train - Sue Ellen can't wait to travel on an old-fashioned train with her mom. It will be just like those black and white movies! But once aboard, Sue Ellen discovers that the train is not as spectacular as she had hoped - until she finds a mysterious diary on board. D
8:00 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Patrol Dog Martha/The Crooning Crook Caper"  Patrol Dog Martha - Martha wishes she could help solve crimes like Rascal the police dog, and she's in luck! Officer O'Reilly lets Martha fill in while Rascal is away. Out patrolling, Martha smells a rat. Can she convince them that there's something rotten in the rutabaga? Vocabulary: (E) patrol, citation, smuggle, secur(e)(ity) (I) officer, police, freeze, beat, cop. D
8:30 pm 
Curious George  "Night of the Weiner Dog/Animal Trackers"  Hundley has strict demands when he stays in George's room. George takes pictures of wild animals.G
9:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Super Cleaner Uppers/Itty Bitty Water"  Seaweed Superhero - Nick and Sally are cleaning up the backyard when they come across a yucky apple core. Who's going to pick it up? The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet the best cleaner-upper there is, Sandy the Sand Hopper! Sandy teaches them the difference between natural "garbage" and man-made trash, and how some animals use the natural garbage as food. Back at home, they put the trash in a garbage bag, and the apple core in the garden for Wriggles the worm to enjoy! Itty Bitty Water - Nick and Sally are about to dump out the water in their kiddie pool when The Cat stops them - water is too precious to waste even a drop! Off they go to the Drippety Dry Desert to meet three creatures who are experts at conserving water. D
9:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Jasper's Cowboy Wish"  Howdy Partner! Whyatt and his friends are playing cowboys, but Pig can't join in because he doesn't know what cowboys do. The super readers jump into the tale Jasper's Cowboy Wish and make the acquaintance of a cowpoke named Jasper who's desperate to become a rompin' stompin' cowboy if only he could get the hang of it! When Jasper must use his cowboy skills to save the day, will he be a hero. . D
10:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Pteranodon Family World Tour/Gilbert The Junior Conductor"  Pteranodon Family World Tour - The entire Pteranodon family embarks on a roaring, exploring, World Tour adventure! They meet the Conductor's nephew, Gilbert, who takes them on a tour to meet Martin Amargasaurus, a spine spangled quadruped with an intimidating sail. Gilbert the Junior Conductor - The Pteranodon family is on a World Tour and get to sleep in a special Sleeping Car on the Dinosaur Train. During their first full day on the Train, the kids are super excited to play with Gilbert, the Conductor's nephew. D
10:30 pm 
Sesame Street  "Frankly It's A Habitat"  Big Bird is eating a hot bowl of soup on a cold day outside Hooper's store. Freddy Flapman, from Flychert Real Estate finds Big Bird and tries to convince him to migrate somewhere warm. Freddy Flapman tells him that he might like living in a new habitat. D
11:30 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "I Want to Be A Scientist!"  In his backyard, Sid is intently observing squirrels and really wants to know why they make funny squeaking sounds. It makes him wonder what kind of scientist investigates animals? Fortunately for Sid, today his class is going on a field trip to the Science Center, where a special guest greets them-it's Gabriela's Mom, Dr. Rosalinda Cordova! She is a marine biologist, and tells the kids about her exciting job SCUBA diving with whales. Completely enthralled, Sid wants to know if scientists investigate other kinds of animals too? Dr. Cordova uses a video connection so we can meet a real wildlife biologist studying pandas at the San Diego Zoo! This leads the rest of the kids to ask about science fields they're interested in. D

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