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July 25, 2012
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1:00 am 
Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's   "The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's" is aimed at helping Americans better understand and cope with this fearsome disease. The centerpiece of the two-hour special is a 90-minute documentary -- a dramatic, compassionate, all-encompassing look at Alzheimer's that weaves together the history and biology of the disease, the intense real-world experiences of Alzheimer's patients and caregivers, and the race to find a cure. "The Forgetting" will reach out to all Americans concerned about Alzheimer's -- providing broader awareness and understanding of the disease and offering immediate, practical support to families and caregivers. D

2:30 am 
Saved from the Wrecking Ball   The Farnsworth House near Chicago is an icon of 20th-century modernist domestic architecture. The one-story masterpiece of steel and glass, with its simple geometric designs and transparent walls, reflects architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's minimalist expression of structure and space. SAVED FROM THE WRECKING BALL tells the compelling story of van der Rohe's vision and his often tempestuous relationship with his client, D. Edith Farnsworth - a relationship filled with romantic intrigue and contentious legal battles. D

3:00 am 
Athens: The Dawn of Democracy  "Part 2"  Episode two explores Golden Age Athens at the dawn of democracy. Democracy unleashed and inspired new thinking that challenged older Athenian religion and society. The program uncovers brand new research showing how democracy fed new ideas and brought them into conflict with traditional beliefs. D

4:00 am 
Mechanical Universeā€¦And Beyond, The  "Waves"  With an analysis of simple harmonic motion and a stroke of genius, Newton extended mechanics to the propagation of sound. D

4:30 am 
Economics U$A  "Booms and Busts"  America's roller-coaster economy is examined in light of the economic theories of Marx, Schumpeter, Keynes, and Say. D

5:00 am 
Newsline   NULL

5:30 am 
French In Action  "What A Nightmare!"  Marie-Laure has gone out and not returned. Mireille panics and Robert rushes over to help. Marie-Laure finally turns up with a wild tale about following the man in black into the Catacombs of Paris.G

6:00 am 
Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique  "Unlock Your Hips"  NULL

6:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Jetta's Tall Tale/The Big Fetch"  Jetta feels a twinge of jealousy when the other children make a fuss over Emily Elizabeth's wonderful big pet Clifford, so she blurts out a story about her own wonderful big pet a huge parrot named Lulu. But the little lie quickly grows into a big mess, forcing Jetta to dress Clifford up as a bird to keep the lie from being exposed. Her conscience finally makes her do the right thing and she apologizes for having created the lie in the first place. D

7:00 am 
Arthur  "The Butler Did....What?/The Trouble with Trophies"  The Butler Did.What? - Bailey is missing! He just left, leaving no note. With the help of the Baxter Detective Agency, Muffy discovers a series of clues. D

7:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Truman's Mad/Dog for a Day"  Truman's Mad When Truman sends away for a science kit, he dreams about all the new inventions he will create. But can reality really live up to his big dreams? Vocabulary: (E) explore, theory, analyz(e)(ing), outcome, effect (I) note(s), lab, kit, finding(s), magnet(ism)(s). Dog for a Day - TD thinks dogs have it easy - no school, no homework, no schedule - but Martha begs to differ. D

8:00 am 
Curious George  "Follow That Boat/Windmill Monkey"  Follow That Boat - Steve needs an A to pass his history class and his model papyrus boat is sure to make the grade. George helps him test the boat in Endless Park's pond, but a sudden rainstorm sweeps it down the sewer grate! While searching for the boat, Steve and George learn that debris from the street ends up in the ocean. Will they ever find Steve's little boat in the big ocean or will he be taking history again next year? Educational Objective: To recognize that waste needs to be disposed of properly to prevent unnecessary harm to the environment. D

8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "The Lost Egg/Hold On Tight"  The Lost Egg - The kids are decorating the tree house for a party. The Cat knows the world's most fantabulous decorator: Stan the bower bird! Stan teaches the kids how to decorate with almost anything--shells, leaves, and pebbles. Now they can have a party in their own fantabulously decorated tree house! Hold on Tight - Nick is trying to hang onto the monkey bars but can't. D

9:00 am 
Super Why!  "King Eddie Who Loved Spaghetti"  It's dinner time at Whyatt's house but things are not going well! He's perplexed when Mom and Dad say that what's on his plate isn't healthy. To find out why, the reading superheroes fly into the story King Eddie Who Loved Spaghetti and encounter a wacky king who only wants to eat one thing - spaghetti! As the super readers convince King Eddie taste new foods, Whyatt learns there's more to dinner than he had originally thought! Educational Objectives: To learn about healthy eating. Kids will uncover the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, learn what the word "ripe" means, and use the power to read to change the story. D

9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Junior Conductor Jamboree/Troodon Train Day"  Junior Conductor Jamboree - Our kids ride the Dinosaur Train from one end of the line to the other, through all three Time Periods -- from the Cretaceous, through the Jurassic, to the Triassic. All along the way, they pick up friends who join them for a Junior Conductor Jamboree! Troodon Train Day - The Pteranodon family rides to Troodon Town to celebrate Troodon Train Day, where the main event is a concert by King Cryolophosaurus, giving his first performance in years! When King comes down with some last-minute jitters, Buddy and Tiny help him overcome his stage fright and he sings a medley of his hits, including the Dinosaur Train theme song!. D

10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Cast Iron Cooks"  Just as Alan finishes packing Elmo's lunch, the lights go down, the music goes up, and Superchef pops up and announces that Alan has been chosen as the next challenger on Cast Iron Cooks. Alan is not even sure what that is, but Chris and Elmo are excited to be his assistants. The first challenge is to prepare a bowl of P Stew, which is made up entirely of ingredients that begin with the letter P. Elmo, Chris, and Alan race around throwing P foods like pickles, peaches, and porridge into a pot. D

11:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "That's The Way The Ball Bounces"  Sid created a new sport called Play-Doh Ball! You just jump in the air, spin around and bounce the ball. When Sid attempts to play his new game, he bounces the Play-Doh ball and it promptly splats on the ground! At school, Sid and his friends investigate and discover that if a ball doesn't have enough elasticity, it won't bounce! (Educational objective - Elasticity). D

11:30 am 
WordWorld  "Rocket to the Moon/The Birds"  Rocket to the Moon - When Frog needs to rescue the Little Piggies from the moon, he learns to appreciate lowercase letters. The Birds - Sheep discovers a large egg and has to take care of it until she can find Bird and return it to its rightful owner. D

12:00 pm 
Caillou  "Old and New"  While at Grandma and Grandpa's house, Caillou looks for a special hiding place. Grandpa shows Caillou the special place his Daddy used to hide in when he was Caillou's age. Caillou is very excited about the neighborhood rummage sale until he's asked to figure out what he'd like to contribute. D

12:30 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Lights, Camera, Action, A Movie Adventure"  Grace's food drive isn't going too well. Melanie decides to help her friend out by putting on a movie premier for a canned food admission price. When Baby Bop, BJ, and Riff try to help Melanie, they come up with different ideas that lead up to a cacophony of topsy-turvy events. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "The Lost Egg/Hold On Tight"  The Lost Egg - The kids are decorating the tree house for a party. The Cat knows the world's most fantabulous decorator: Stan the bower bird! Stan teaches the kids how to decorate with almost anything--shells, leaves, and pebbles. Now they can have a party in their own fantabulously decorated tree house! Hold on Tight - Nick is trying to hang onto the monkey bars but can't. D

1:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Learning Together"  James to the Rescue - James is asked to be the Sodor Search and Rescue Engine but is upset when Toby is asked to help him. James says that Sodor Rescue Engines are Steam Engines, not Steam Trams like Toby! They chuff off to rescue Gordon whose wheels have come off the track. James wants to help by pulling him forward, but Toby thinks they should get Rocky since Gordon is too heavy. D

2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Follow That Boat/Windmill Monkey"  Follow That Boat - Steve needs an A to pass his history class and his model papyrus boat is sure to make the grade. George helps him test the boat in Endless Park's pond, but a sudden rainstorm sweeps it down the sewer grate! While searching for the boat, Steve and George learn that debris from the street ends up in the ocean. Will they ever find Steve's little boat in the big ocean or will he be taking history again next year? Educational Objective: To recognize that waste needs to be disposed of properly to prevent unnecessary harm to the environment. D

2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Truman's Mad/Dog for a Day"  Truman's Mad When Truman sends away for a science kit, he dreams about all the new inventions he will create. But can reality really live up to his big dreams? Vocabulary: (E) explore, theory, analyz(e)(ing), outcome, effect (I) note(s), lab, kit, finding(s), magnet(ism)(s). Dog for a Day - TD thinks dogs have it easy - no school, no homework, no schedule - but Martha begs to differ. D

3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Great Compromise"  The Electric Company and the Pranksters have to work together to preserve their ability to use their special powers in the neighborhood. D

3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Granny and Clyde/Too Loud Crew"  Granny and Clyde - Granny May cons Mr. Botsford into using him as her getaway driver as she goes on a citywide crime spree. WordGirl must find a way to turn Granny May in to the cops without putting her dad behind bars. Too Loud Crew - The Butcher and the Whammer unexpectedly team up and things get a little noisy. D

4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Mystery of the Squirmy Wormy"  Aviva miniaturizes Chris and Martin for an underground mission with earthworms, in search of the answer to the mystery "Why do worms come above ground when it rains?" But they have to hurry, as they soon discover that life as a worm is full of dangers at every turn. Science Concept: Wet objects can be changed by heating and cooling. If a worm is left in the hot sun, their skin will dry up and they will die. D

4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Raising The Bar"  The main Cybrary is under attack. Hacker, disguised as an exterminator called the Vermin Vexer, has released a mysterious cyberbug that is systematically destroying certain information - but Ms. Fileshare, the overworked Cybrarian, is too busy to notice. When Hacker uses bar graphs to confuse Ms. Fileshare, the kids create bar graphs of their own to counter his contentions. D

5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "The Ol' Shell Game"  Ruff gets a phone call from his friend Crush, the sea turtle from Disney's Finding Nemo, who tells him that his turtle friends are in trouble. Ruff sends Marco and Shreya to Florida to learn about turtles and help turtle hatchlings on the beach. He also sends Jay to be a contestant on a mysterious radio game show, which turns out to be a little unfair. D

5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   A day in the hot seat for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as lawmakers grilled him over an international interest rate rigging scandal. Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh reports. Is the Federal Reserve preparing to inject some new medicine into the struggling U.S. D

5:56 pm 
Newshour Promo   NULL

6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

7:00 pm 
Nature  "Bears of the Last Frontier: Arctic Wanderers"  In early November, Chris Morgan travels to the North Slope town of Kaktovik where each year polar bears struggle for extended periods on dwindling fat reserves, waiting for the opportunity to hunt on sea ice. In late spring, he is on the north slope of the Brooks Range, where grizzlies wait for the thousands of caribou that migrate through. Part 3 of 3G

8:00 pm 
NOVA  "The Fabric of the Cosmos - Quantum Leap"  Host Brian Greene takes a wild ride into the weird realm of quantum physics, which governs the universe on the tiniest of scales. Greene visits a nightclub where objects pop in and out of existence, affecting things they do not touch. While quantum physics appears counterintuitive, it has launched the technologies of computers and cell phones. Part 3 of 4G

9:00 pm 
NOVA  "The Elegant Universe: Welcome to the 11th Dimension"  Work done in 1995 united five different versions of string theory into a single theory, requiring a total of 11 dimensions. Brian Greene leads the way into what this might mean toward understanding our universe. Part 3 of 3G

10:00 pm 
The Parents' Survival Guide:Childhood Obesity   This film points out multi-faceted solutions to this growing pediatric health problem, specifically the role parents can play as the "first line of defense" in their children's nutrition and fitness. Interviews with experts and family profiles provide help to determine a child's risk for obesity and offers proven, practical strategies for prevention and intervention.G

11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

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