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August 25, 2008
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12:00 pm 
Teletubbies  "Mechanical Toys"  The Teletubbies Everywhere segment features Tinky Winky counting to 10 and the Teletubbies running. The film shows a South African boy choosing a mechanical toy. The children wind up the robot and watch as it begins to move. The Teletubbies dance a walking dance.G
12:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Happy Lemur Day"  Animal Junction becomes Lemur Central when friends of Zoboo's, two ring tail lemurs, come for a visit.G
1:00 pm 
Between the Lions  "Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash/Knuffle Bunny"  The cubs find some unusual items on Mrs. McNosh's clothesline, but they're reluctant to turn over their favorite things for a good washing. Educational Goals: Highlights the joys of reading and introduces key literacy skills. Focuses on the sounds er/ir and -y, and features vocabulary words related to clothes and laundry. D
1:30 pm 
Wishbone  "The Impawssible Dream"  This live-action program follows the exploits of Wishbone the dog and his human friends, Joe, David and Samantha through their adventures in their hometown of Oakdale. Wishbone's everyday experiences trigger his imagination and he finds himself in scenes from classic works of literature. In this episode, Wishbone coaches Joe in pursuit of his dream: being in the Encyclopedia of World Records. D
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Curious George, Web Master/The Big Sleepy"  George uses tarps, trees and his web spinning skills to protect a newly painted statue in the park.G
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Shrinkin' in the Ray/Department Store Tobey"  SHRINKIN' IN THE RAY: WordGirl must defeat Dr.. 2-Brains when he invents a shrink ray, and uses it to shrink down the cheesy items he covets for easy stealing. DEPARTMENT STORE TOBEY: Tobey interrupts the Botsford's shoe shopping trip, as he tries to impress WordGirl with his elaborate riddles - but he's too clever for his own good. D
3:00 pm 
Maya & Miguel  "Politics Unusual"  Maggie wants to star in the upcoming School Assembly Day show. Her teacher, Mrs. Langley, recognizes her talent and assigns her the starring role, which she must share with non-dancer Miguel. Horrified, Miguel wants to have nothing to do with this show, but Mrs. Langley won't let him out of the deal. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Inside Hacker"  It's the CyberSquad's most ingenious plan ever - and most dangerous! If they can insert a new memory chip into Hacker's H-Drive, they can turn him from evil to good. Once he's been shrunk and is inside Hacker, Matt's mission goes like clockwork until a force field is activated and envelops the H-Drive. All seems lost until Digit remembers a robot that Dr Marbles made that can break through any force field. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Ruff Ruffman Breaks The Mold"  Mike and Willie are challenged to investigate the microbial world of germs and discover which places in Mike's house are the "germiest." With the help of a public health expert, the boys swab several locations in Mike's house. Then, they head off to a lab to grow the germs in culture and analyze the growth of bacteria to determine which place has the most germs. D
4:30 pm 
5:00 pm 
PBS Convention Coverage -- A Newshour Special Report  "Democratic Convention"  Three hours of live coverage air from the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. Jim Lehrer hosts, and the NEWSHOUR team and special guests offer analysis and insight.G
8:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Los Angeles City Guide"  The star-struck Megan McCormick seeks out the homes of the rich and famous, then visits Paramount Studios, the only operating studio still located in Hollywood. She experiences quirky Venice Beach, goes to the Getty Center, window-shops along Rodeo Drive, and steers her way on Mulholland Drive.G
9:00 pm 
History Detectives  "Continental Currency/Short-Snorter/Liberty Bell Pin"  Gwen investigates a $6 bill that may represent America's first declaration of its independence.G
10:00 pm 
History of the Devil   Christians who believe the devil is the personification of evil might be surprised to find that the concept of evil incarnate existed long before Jesus' followers resisted the devil's corrupting call. The idea's roots reach back to ancient Persia, and this show traces how what the devil represents has shaped-and been shaped by-the intervening centuries.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
12:01 pm 
Economics Classroom, The: A Workshop for Grade 9-12 Teachers  "How Economists Think"  This session introduces the workshop with an economist. D
1:01 pm 
Inside The Global Economy  "Labor and Capital Mobility"  The mobility of capital, labor, and technology, including what drives and inhibits labor migration. Case studies: guest workers in the Netherlands; Mexican immigration to the U.S. and maquiladoras. D
2:01 pm 
Out of the Past  "Signs and Symbols"  Unearthing and interpreting the signs and symbols that define us as a species can benchallenging yet revealing. From deciphering ancient scripts to understanding statusnsymbols, archaeologists use ancient and modern examples to reconstruct the meaningnof the symbols they find. D
3:01 pm 
Planet Earth  "Gifts from the Earth"  By examining the earth's mineral and energy sources, scientists analyze how the theory of platentectonics has revolutionized the search for earth's treasures that lie hidden in locations such as thenRed Sea and Antarctic ice cap.nn. D
4:01 pm 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "Genetic Transfer"  Microbial populations achieve genetic diversity through horizontal gene transfer. Bacteria mayn transfer genes from one to another by conjugation, transformation, or transduction. Scientists oftenn exploit these processes through recombinant DNA. D
4:29 pm 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "Microbial Diversity"  What is the relationship between the bacteria, archaea, and eukaryote branches of the tree of life,n with their startling variety of organisms? Students see comparisons of organisms in their naturaln habitats and examine ways of studying these organisms in those habitats and in the laboratory. D
5:00 pm 
Ciao Italia  "Meringhe - Meringues"  With Mary Ann's expert guidance you learn that meringues are easy to prepare. She begins with a sensational Lemon Curd Meringue Cake that sandwiches a creamy, tart lemon filling between two wafer-crisp meringue layers. Then she pipes out playful Puffy Meringues by the dozen which are perfect for mouth-sized dessert snacks. D
5:30 pm 
Barbecue University with Steven Raichlen  "Southern California"  Caprial and John visit Oregon wineries. In the kitchen, they sear scallops with lemongrass ginger sauce, grill mushrooms for salad and make lamb chops with spicy tomato coulis.G
6:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "Spain's Costa Del Sol"  Rick explores Granada's Alhambra, has fun in the sun, climbs the Rock of Gibraltar and plunges into exotic Morocco.G
6:30 pm 
Classical Destinations  "Finlandia"  The elemental sights and sounds of Finland, from Helsinki to the snowy vistas of Lapland where Santa has his workshop, are captured in the music of Sibelius. We hear the story of the Finnish musical legend, visit the composer's home of Ainola, and hear his most famous musical work. D
7:00 pm 
Gardenstory: Inspiring Spaces, Healing Places  "The Garden as Catalyst for Community: Community Gardens of the East Village, New York, NY"  This episode visits the Community Gardens of the East Village in New York City.G
7:30 pm 
This Old House  "New Orleans Project, Part 4"  Norm Abram and Kevin O'Connor take a ferry across the Mississippi River to see how the 1990 THIS OLD HOUSE project held up during Hurricane Katrina. The plumbing, heating and cooling plans move forward. Meanwhile, Norm and Kevin lend a hand at volunteer building efforts in the city.G
8:00 pm 
Hometime  "Granite Countertop"  Dean, Miriam and the team bring a 1980s kitchen into the 21st century.G
8:30 pm 
Cultivating Life  "Harvest"  Topics include: harvesting cranberries, teaching elementary students about growing vegetables and fruit, and connecting to locally-grown produce.G
9:00 pm 
Paint Paper and Crafts  "A Place for Everything"  Kathy Cooper puts everyone in place by creating custom placemats; Sloan makes painted tote bags; and Debbie Coe gets down to the scrapbooking basics. D
9:30 pm 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Natural Style"  Donna creates a natural-colored stylized wall hanging from a floor cloth canvas. She appliqu�s designs on a tote bag using sewing machine stitches like a paintbrush.G
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Italian-American Classics"  Kitchen experts transform the Test Kitchen into Little Italy with recipes for baked manicotti and cheesy garlic bread.G
10:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy  "Heavenly Baccala"  Lidia turns salt cod into a creamy baked topping for polenta. The meal includes rice and pea soup and a sandy cake with whipped cream and berries.G
11:01 pm 
Art of Teaching The Arts: A Workshop for High School Teachers, The  "Workshop 8: Nurturing Independent Thinkers"  Arts teachers use formal and informal strategies to assess their students. D
12:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Overbooked"  Sergio, a middle-aged Italian, and Youssef, from Morocco, work in a tiny office in Turin managing the weekly bus to the Magreb. Originally just a smart business idea, the agency is now much more than that. Documenting an odd pair in the middle of a changing world, "Overbooked" takes viewers into the chaotic, funny and sometimes tragic moments of the agency. D
1:00 pm 
Expose: America's Investigative Reports  "Security Theater"  Local television news may have a soft reputation when it comes to hard-hitting investigative journalism. However, some television newsrooms are chasing leads and cultivating inside sources as they undertake investigations that often have national importance. On this edition of Expose, the investigative teams at KNXV in Phoenix, KUSA in Denver, and KHOU in Houston go undercover, go on stakeouts, and go the extra mile to unearth secret government documents and plumb knowledgeable sources revealing shocking lapses in the nation's airport security. D
1:30 pm 
Expose: America's Investigative Reports  "Duke Cunningham/Copley News Service & San Diego Union-Tribune (W.T.)"  On November 28, 2005, California Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham resigned from office after pleading guilty to taking more than $2.4 million in bribes from defense contractors seeking government contracts. The story of Cunningham's downfall - from legendary Vietnam War ace pilot to federal inmate - was publicly credited by the U.S. District Attorney's Office to the Pulitzer Prize-winning team of reporters from Copley News Service and The San Diego Union-Tribune. D
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
Nature  "A Mystery In Alaska"  Naturalist filmmaker Shane Moore, explores above and below Alaska's coastal waters to seek answers to why the Steller's sea lion population has declined 80 percent within 20 years.G
4:00 pm 
Wild Chronicles   Topics include: environmental challenges to the Orinoco, ocean census in the Gulf of Maine and illegal shark finning practices.G
4:30 pm 
Wild Chronicles   Adventure and Exploration - In Bhutan, National Geographic grantee Kira Salak sets out on the daunting Snowman Trek, a grueling 24-day expedition crisscrossing over 200 miles of Himalayan peaks. Notorious for unpredictable weather and personal risks, more people have reached the summit of Everest than completed this trek. Wild Chronicles follows the adventurers as they traverse some of the most remote and inaccessible land in the world, exploring a country that only recently opened its doors to tourists in 1972. D
5:00 pm 
Wild Chronicles   Topics include: The West and the 1872 mining law, the Rio Bravo wildlife preserve in Belize, parrot behavior, mobile schools for Mongolia's nomadic herding families, and octopuses.G
5:30 pm 
Wild Chronicles   Topics include wandering hippos, tracking whale sharks, conserving the Niger River's floodplains and caring for Indonesia's orphaned orangutans.G
6:00 pm 
Nature  "A Mystery In Alaska"  Naturalist filmmaker Shane Moore, explores above and below Alaska's coastal waters to seek answers to why the Steller's sea lion population has declined 80 percent within 20 years.G
7:00 pm 
Miller Center of Public Affairs National Debate Series  "Privacy"  The second debate in the Miller Center's National Discussion and Debate Series focuses on how the United States must balance individuals' right to privacy with technology and national security concerns. Four participants will have one hour to argue the proposed resolution: "In the war against terrorism, and with advances in technology, Americans need to lower their expectations of privacy." Arguing in support of the resolution: Douglas W. Kmiec, constitutional law professor at Pepperdine Law School and former Assistant Attorney General to Presidents Reagan and George H.W. D
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
BBC World News   NULL
9:00 pm 
PBS Convention Coverage -- A Newshour Special Report  "Democratic Convention"  Three hours of live coverage air from the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. Jim Lehrer hosts, and the NEWSHOUR team and special guests offer analysis and insight.G

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