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April 24, 2012
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7:00 pm 
Land Girls   Reluctant draftee Nancy, patriotic Joyce, and sisters Bea and Annie, who are escaping an abusive father, join the Women's Land Army during World War II. They are urban women sent to work on farms to replace the manpower overseas with the military. Nancy and Annie find themselves in a life- or-death situation. Bea is the center of attention at a dance. Joyce must tame a horse, which seems to harbor a personal hatred for her. Part 1 of 5G
8:00 pm 
The Crash of 1929: American Experience   By 1929, Charles Mitchell, President of the National City Bank (now Citibank), had popularized the idea of selling stock and high-yield bonds directly to the smaller investor. Mitchell and a very small group of bankers, brokers, and speculators manipulated the stock market, grew wealthy, and helped create the economic boom of the Twenties. This film chronicles the year the boom went bust through the words and experiences of the descendants of these titans of finance. D
9:00 pm 
Frontline  "Money, Power and Wall Street, Hour 1 & 2"  Producer and former Idahoan Michael Kirk investigates how two U.S. administrations confront the fiercest financial crisis since the Great Depression. The report charts the largest government bailout in U.S. history, a series of decisions that rewrite the rules of government and fuel a debate that alters the country's political landscape. As President Barack Obama comes to office with a mandate for change, he grapples with the multi-headed menace of economic instability, fundamental choices about winners and losers, and the direction of his presidency.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
7:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Growing Up Different"  Many children face challenges far beyond the usual stresses and strains of growing up.The program looks at the controversial use of cochlear implants to give some hearing to profoundly deaf kids, the latest in augmentative communication technology to provide speech to children without it, new insights on the fundamental nature of autism and the implications for treating autistic children.G
8:00 pm 
Autism: Coming of Age   In the next 10 to 15 years, an estimated 800,000 children with autism will age out of the school system and transition into adulthood. Then, they will look to ill-prepared state and federal governments for the support services and resources to meet their many needs - a situation autism experts refer to as the "coming tsunami." The one-hour documentary AUTISM: COMING OF AGE provides an inside look at the lives of three adults with autism and includes interviews with their families and support teams. D
9:00 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
10:00 pm 
America Revealed  "Nation on the Move"  Yul Kwon journeys across the continent by air, road and rail and ventures behind the scenes with the workers who get people and goods where they need to go in a nation whose population is the most mobile on Earth. He visits the Federal Aviation Administration command center, meets innovators creating ways to propel people farther and faster, and sees how transportation analysts keep traffic at bay in Las Vegas by revolutionizing the traffic light. Part 2 of 4G
11:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Growing Up Different"  Many children face challenges far beyond the usual stresses and strains of growing up.The program looks at the controversial use of cochlear implants to give some hearing to profoundly deaf kids, the latest in augmentative communication technology to provide speech to children without it, new insights on the fundamental nature of autism and the implications for treating autistic children.G
6:30 pm 
OpenRoad  "Northwest"  Northwest Nature - 5,000 Bald Eagles accompany Doug on his British Columbian rafting trip, and rangers and residents recount the tragic explosion of Washington's Mt. St. Helens. D
7:00 pm 
The Victory Garden  "Cool:Create A Garden That's Cool"  Host Jamie Durie checks out pool-side landscaping in Beverly Hills. Cool colors are incorporated into perennial borders. Paul Epsom picks plants that provide winter interest.G
7:30 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Elizabethan Joint Stool with Peter Follansbee"  The master joiner of Plimoth Plantation shows us how to make this traditional treat for the tired Tudor tush. D
8:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Router Bit Cabinet"  Storing and protecting expensive tools is a necessity in every shop. The Woodsmith editors show you a quick and easy way to build a handy wall-mounted case for your router bits. D
8:30 pm 
Growing Bolder  "No Strings Attached"  NULL
9:00 pm 
Scheewe Art Workshop  "Berry Season"  Blueberries and clay pots make a charming painting. Watercolor adds layers or glazes of color because it dries lighter, while acrylics dry darker than they appear when wet. Capture the natural tones of half ripe berries, green and some pink, while the rest are deep, rich blue and ready to pop in your mouth. D
9:30 pm 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "A Warm Winter"  Travel with Bob Ross and discover the beauty of a lonely cabin, fresh fallen snow and warm, wonderful skies. D
10:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Ocean Options"  Brandade De Morue Au Gratin; Sea Bass In Shredded Potato Skin; Nage Courte Of Striped Bass; Codfish In Olive Oil And Horseradish Sauce. D
10:30 pm 
Gourmet's Adventures with Ruth  "Peggy Markel's Morocco"  NULL
11:00 pm 
Art of the Western World  "Fresh View Impressionism and Post-Impressionism"  Part I: Courbet and his followers rejected the standard academic themes and techniques, Manet shocked Paris, and Impressionists represented the world bathed in color and changing light. Part II: Post-Impressionists Seurat, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and C. D
6:30 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
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
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8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Circus Dreams   Step into the world of Circus Smirkus, the only traveling youth circus in the United States. Follow a group of talented teens, ages 12 to 18, as they audition, rehearse and take to the road for a summer of performances. There are comments from many of the 27 kids with the circus but the film closely follows a 12-year-old dancer/aerialist, a shy stick-juggling boy, and two girl clowns.G
11:30 pm 
Dreamers Theater   The uplifting performance documentary DREAMERS THEATER follows a group of cognitively challenged teens and young adults as they rehearse and stage the original musical, Assuming Assumptions. The play dramatizes the issues faced by individuals with special needs in the hopes of increasing awareness about this population and their capabilities. Members of this Richmond, Va. D

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