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8:00 pm 
How Long Is A Piece of String   It sounds like a simple question. But as comedian Alan Davies discovers, finding the answer involves a journey through mathematics, physics and quantum mechanics via the fundamental nature of the universe.G
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Smartest Machine On Earth"  This film profiles Watson, an IBM supercomputer, which competed against two "Jeopardy!" champions to prove its ability to mimic the human thought process. The film goes behind the scenes at IBM to provide a firsthand look at the technological feats and hurdles to develop Watson and the challenges artificial intelligence (AI) researchers face.G
10:00 pm 
Everyday Edisons  "Finally! Finalists!"  Drum roll please! 50 hopefuls become 11 chosen inventors for Everyday Edisons this season and their reactions are from stunned to exuberance. In this episode, we meet the inventors and learn what makes them tick. We go to their homes via Skype and HomeCam, see what inspires them and watch just how they came up with their unique inventions. D
10:30 pm 
Everyday Edisons  "Row, Row, Row, Your Row"  Charlie Lumsden is a man who loves exercising on the beautiful blue waters of Maui, Hawaii where he lives. A former tile contractor and stonemason, Charlie turned his attention to exercise equipment. Now a paddle boarding aficionado, he decided neither rain, nor storm, neither hurricane nor dark of night should deter him from his daily row routine. D
11:00 pm 
Pioneers In Aviation: The Race to the Moon  "The Race to the Moon"  In the midst of the Cold War, the Soviet Union launches Sputnik in 1957, which shifts the Cold War battlefield to space. President John F. Kennedy turns to the aviation industry, whose captains now are in the autumn of their years with the century's greatest aerospace challenge. Part 3 of 3G
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Taiwan"  Wolf opens the fifth season of the series in Taiwan where he visits a variety of specialty markets - night markets, Chinese foods and herbs vendors and antique markets with jade areas. He checks out martial arts as well as a dance troupe and a puppet theater.G
8:30 pm 
Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way  "Pop Over Anytime"  Jacques begins with a pre-made pizza shell for chorizo, mushroom and cheese pizza. A box of pasta and can of tuna becomes orecchiete with fennel and tuna. A couple of eggs combined with flour and sugar make sweet popovers with apricot jam.G
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Southeast Asian Favorites"  Man on the Street Doc Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn the secrets of Thai cooking. Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Thai Grilled Beef Salad. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for smoker boxes in the Equipment Corner. D
9:30 pm 
Great American Seafood Cook--Off II   Fires blazed and seafood sizzled as New Orleans hosted the sixth annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off in July 2009. During the Iron Chef-style competition, chefs representing 15 states, including coastal Mississippi, Maine and California, as well as Illinois, West Virginia, Kentucky and Idaho, created dishes using seafood from their home state or from local sustainable fisheries. THE GREAT AMERICAN SEAFOOD COOK-OFF contains highlights from this one-day event. D
10:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Market to Table"  Joanne's day begins at the farmer's market and she shows us a fresh sugar snap pea soup. Then she works with her student Kyle to perfect his pasta techniques making a fresh fettuccine with asparagus, prosciutto, and lemon creme fraiche. Recipes: Sugar Snap Pea Soup with Mint and Meyer Lemon Oil and Fresh Fettuccine with Asparagus Ribbons and Lemon Creme Fraiche. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Eastern Turkey"  Rick experiences a Mount Ararat sunrise, visits Abraham's 4,000-year-old home town and tours one of the world's biggest dams.G
11:00 pm 
Mathematics Illuminated  "Game Theory"  Competition and cooperation can be studied mathematically, an idea that first arose in the analysis of games like chess and checkers, but soon showed its relevance to economics and geopolitical strategy. This unit shows how conflict and strategies can be thought about mathematically, and how doing so can reveal important insights about human and even animal behaviors. D
11:30 pm 
Mathematics Illuminated  "Harmonious Math"  All sound is the product of airwaves crashing against our eardrums. The mathematical technique for understanding this and other wave phenomena is called the Fourier analysis, which allows the disentangling of a complex wave into basic waves called sinusoids, or sine waves. In this unit we discover how the Fourier analysis is used in creating electronic music and underpins all digital technology. D
8:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, housing prices have risen the most since the bubble burst. What lies ahead? NBR will ask Robert Shiller, co-founder of the Case-Shiller index, which tracks home prices nationwide. And, a look at why, now more than ever, there's a big push to teach kids in school about money and finance. D
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10:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Land Rush"  How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism. As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers are scared off ? but can Mali's farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms?. D
11:00 pm 
Nature  "The Loneliest Animals"  Scientists work feverishly to breed some of the world's most endangered species in high-security high-tech labs and investigate what forces have led to the demise of entire species. Featured animals include Yangtze turtles, a baby Sumatran rhino, a special collection of lemurs, the Spix's macaw, and a giant tortoise from the Galapagos, the last known specimen of his kind.G
8:00 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel Plays Ball/O Builds A Tower"  Daniel Plays Ball - Daniel, Miss Elaina and Prince Wednesday are at the park with Prince Tuesday. They decide to play a game with a ball. Daniel struggles to catch the ball and gets very frustrated. D
8:30 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "Rock & Roll Easter!"  It's springtime and that means it's time to hunt for Easter eggs in the backyard. Explorer Sid searches under every bush and behind every tree, and he finds all the eggs Mom and Dad have hidden. But wait, he also found. D
9:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Think in the Rink/X Marks The Spot"  Think in the Rink - Duck and Dog want to join Sheep and Frog in their ice skating show. Although Frog warns Duck and Dog to be careful as they practice, the enthusiastic duo gets carried away and carelessly break the ice skating rink. Will Duck and Dog think up a good solution to the problem before the show begins? X Marks the Spot - Duck must search high and low for his letter X that has gone missing. D
9:30 pm 
Caillou  "Caillou Tells The Truth"  Olive Muddle: Grandma brings over some delicious treats for the kids to try - only they're full of olives. Caillou doesn't like olives, but he doesn't know how to tell Grandma he doesn't like her cherished dishes.until. D
10:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Way to Go! A Travel Adventure"  Inspired by Daniel's trip the next day, Baby Bop wants to go on a trip of her own! With the help of Barney, and their imaginations, Baby Bop, Riff, and the kids have fun exploring all types of travel using cardboard boxes. Their grand finale ends up being on a cardboard cruise ship sailing "over the ocean blue.". D
10:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Helping Hands"  Toby is fitted with a brand new three chime whistle while his little bell is repaired. Toby finds this new whistle a bit daunting. So instead, Toby comes up with a plan. D
11:00 pm 
Curious George  "Curious George and the Dam Builders/Curious George's Low High Score"  George helps a family of beavers and builds his own mini-golf course so he can practice.G
11:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha's Chair/TD The Pack Rat"  Martha's Chair - Martha's family has a birthday surprise - a new dog bed! After a few sleepless nights, the family realizes that Martha misses her stinky old chair. But Mrs. Demson bought it and has plans of her own for the chair after she sees one just like it on Antiques Roadshow. Vocabulary: (E) antique, donate(d), upholstery, profit(ed), valuable. D

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