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September 25, 2012
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10:00 pm 
Shattered Sky: The Battle for Energy, Economy, and Environment   Can history inspire us? Thirty years ago, scientists reported a hole in the ozone layer "the size of North America." The culprit was CFCs: the gas in hairspray, refrigerant, and air conditioning. Doctors predicted skyrocketing cancer, but business didn't want to change and politicians were slow to act . D
11:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "The Dark Side of the Universe"  Alda joins astronomers as they wrestle with implications of their latest discoveries that indicate we see only a tiny fraction of the cosmos. Much of it may be dark matter or dark energy.G
9:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "The Seed of Life: The Story of Corn"  From the Americas, this fast-growing plant has spread worldwide and is essential to industrial societies.G
10:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Pizza with Pizazz"  Joanne welcomes her student Geoffto class with a quick and easy salmon and pickled onion pizza. Then together they explore the idea of contrasts of flavor, texture, and color, making lemon turkey cutlets and an arugula and orange salad. Recipes: Lavash Pizza with Herb Salad, Arugula and Orange Salad, and Lemon Turkey Cutlets. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Iran's Historic Capitals"  Rick explores three former capitals: Persepolis and its monuments; Shiraz with tombs of nationally loved poets; and Esfahan with its extraordinary mosques.G
11:00 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
11:30 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Atmosphere"  The atmosphere is what makes the Earth habitable. Heat-trapping gases allow ecosystems to flourish. While the NOAA Global Monitoring Project documents the fluctuations in greenhouse gases worldwide, MIT's Kerry Emanuel looks at the role of hurricanes in regulating global climate.G
10:00 pm 
Aspen Institute Presents  "The Transformative Power of Technology"  Educators, policy-makers, and young inventers look at technology's innovative side. From its role in affecting education reform to mapping our cities to revolutionizing everyday lifestyle, the show will explore what's happening and what's to come. D
11:00 pm 
Original Minds   Five teenagers stigmatized by being in Special Ed. struggle to articulate how their brains work, and discover that they are smarter than they thought. In a one-size-fits-all educational system, kids with learning disabilities suffer from lack of self-esteem. D
9:30 pm 
Caillou  "I Can Do It!"  Caillou's learning to do new things, and discovering it's okay to have help while he learns. To prove he's ready to help Dad paint the porch, Caillou paints Rosie's dollhouse first - and Gilbert, with paint-dipped paws, does some painting too! Caillou moves from renovation to recreation when Dad and Sarah teach him to play baseball; Dad teaches him to swim; and Clementine goads him into going down the big kids' slide. Mom shows Caillou how to tie his shoes but he get frustrated and stops trying. D
10:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Trail Boss Barney and Get Happy!"  Trail Boss Barney: Three children try to build a pretend farm, but have a hard time working together. Barney takes them to a ranch to show them how all the people there have to work together to keep things running smoothly. The children learn about cooperation and fun on a ranch, and even get to meet a celebrity cowboy cook! Educational theme: Working together. D
10:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Slips and Trips!"  While covered in pink undercoat, James is asked by Sir Topham Hatt to pick up his granddaughter and take her to the Town Hall for her birthday party. But James is worried he will be seen by his friends and tries to hide his pink coat from them on the way. Thomas has to wear a replacement funnel while his own is being fixed and he is embarrassed about it. D
11:00 pm 
Curious George  "George's Super Subway Adventure/Well Done, George"  George's Super Subway Adventure - The Man with the Yellow Hat has two surprises for George today: They're going to the zoo and they're riding the subway! George is so excited to see his first underground train that he hops right on, leaving the Man behind at the subway terminal. After comical mishaps where the two barely miss meeting up and some fun stops along the way, George figures out how to take the train all the way to the zoo, where he patiently waits for his friend to catch up. Well Done, George - A certain muddy monkey needs a bath, but there's no water coming out of the faucet. D
11:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Goes to School/Td and the Light Bulb of Doom"  Martha Goes to School - TD thinks it would be funny to put Martha's name on the list for substitute teachers. TD and the Light Bulb of Doom - TD swears he'll start working on his report just as soon as he watches the "Harry Blotter, Boy Wizard" movie marathon, all nine parts!G

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