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August 26, 2008
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9:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Golden Triangle of Destiny"  Legend has it that the Golden Triangle of Destiny is on Sesame Street and Minnesota Mel is there on an adventure to find it. It is the rarest, most beautiful triangle in the whole world. Unfortunately, Minnesota Mel is unable to finish his search. D
10:00 am 
It's A Big Big World  "Out on a Limb/The More Things Change"  Winslow gets stuck on the top of the World Tree. Snook teaches the monkeys that change can be great.G
10:30 am 
WordWorld  "The Lost Letter L/Catch That C!"  The Lost Letter L - When Duck accidentally breaks the L off Frog's lamp, he decides not to tell Frog. Instead, he'll just fix it himself. Although Bug and Dog try to help, things spiral out of control, and soon Duck has broken a lamp, a lever and even Frog's log! Duck learns that everyone makes mistakes and admitting them sooner rather than later can make a big difference. D
11:00 am 
Caillou  "After Dark!"  Things get a little scary today. Caillou and his new neighbours, Jason and Jeffery, are playing hide and go seek in the backyard, until dusk brings out the shadows. A flashlight and Mommy help chase the shadows away. D
11:30 am 
Barney & Friends  "Glad to Be Me and Arts"  Glad to Be Me: Riff has many special qualities, but sometimes, his shyness makes it hard for him to meet new friends. When Barney introduces Riff to some of his friends in the park, it's Baby Bop that ends up feeling less than special as the kids seem more impressed with Riff and his special talents. Barney helps Baby Bop realize that there's more to being special than the things you can do. D
12:00 pm 
Teletubbies  "Sandwich"  Winky and Po draw a square and Dipsy and Laa-Laa dance a silly dance. The film shows two Indian children making a sandwich. They butter the bread; add some green chutney, and cucumber slices. D
12:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Swimming"  Everybody's swimming at Animal Junction: black jaguars, soft-shelled turtles, African penguins, Kratts -- and even Zoboo!G
1:00 pm 
Between the Lions  "The Popcorn Popper"  Lionel and Leona persuade Click to take a magic popcorn popper out of a book and then can't make it stop popping!G
1:30 pm 
Wishbone  "Fleabitten Bargain"  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, Joe learns the price of instant gratification when a sneaky salesman tries to make a deal with him. D
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Curious George Sinks The Pirates/This Little Pig"  It's not all smooth sailing when Hundley dreams he is a ship captain who runs into some pirates.G
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Chuck E Sneeze/Swap Meat"  CHUCK E SNEEZE: WordGirl has to battle Chuck's latest evil scheme, while also fighting off a nasty cold. SWAP MEAT: The Butcher is making a bundle, auctioning off forgeries of famous lost works of art. WordGirl has to figure out how he's pulling it off. D
3:00 pm 
Maya & Miguel  "Real Twins"  When a TV commercial announces that a new reality show about twins is looking for entrants, Maya thinks that she and Miguel should send an audition video. Miguel points out that he and Maya are not identical twins, which is what is usually shown on TV, but Maya says the name of the show is "Real Twins".and she and Miguel are real! Maya and Miguel film a video highlighting all of their talents, hoping this will separate them from the crowd. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Wedding Scammer"  Believing that the Wicked Witch is really the long lost daughter of a powerful king, Hacker agrees to marry her, convinced that their union will double his power and Motherboard will never be able to defeat him.G
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Ruff's Case of Blues on the Brain"  Bridget and Mike must determine whether the old myth is true that humans use only 10% of their brains. First, they meet up with a neurologist to learn about the brain. Then they visit a neuroscientist at an MRI lab to devise an experiment that will help them figure out whether people really use more than 10% of their brains. 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 
NOVA  "The Ghost In Your Genes"  Scientists examine how environmental influences can make small chemical changes to human DNA without affecting a gene's overall make-up. This growing field of epigenetics investigates hidden influences, such as nutrition or stress, that may trigger switches, which turn genes on or off and can be passed to future generations.G
9:00 pm 
Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's   Linda Hunt narrates this examination of the disease that wipes away vast stores of personal memories and human connections each year. Three victims and their families illustrate the intense, real-world experience amid the rising numbers of those afflicted.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
9:00 am 
America Sews with Sue Hausmann  "Fabulous Felting and Punching"  Guest Carol Ingram demonstrates tips for easy needle felting, punching and embellishment.G
9:30 am 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Indian Summer"  Paint along with Bob Ross and discover what autumn beauty unfolds as those exotic orange and gold colors appear on canvas. D
10:00 am 
Master Class at Johnson & Wales  "Tomato Toppings"  Plain or roasted, tomatoes have tremendous versatility and are an essential ingredient in many cuisines. On today's episode, Chef Diane Madsen shows how simple it is to create different flavored tomato sauces from scratch while Chef Frank Terranova makes a stunning and delicious tomato tart. Guest chef Bill Telepan, from New York City's acclaimed Telepan restaurant, creates a salmon masterpiece flavored with browned butter and a nut fruit topping. D
10:30 am 
Baking with Julia   The former dean of Culinary Institute of America and European master baker prepares cardinal slice and poppyseed torte.G
11:01 am 
Arts In Every Classroom: A Workshop for Elementary School Teachers, The  "Workshop 1. What Is Art?"  The Learner Teams and students explore the nature of theatre, music, dance, and visual art as they consider their own definitions for each art form. They watch an excerpt from Quidam, a surrealistic performance piece that combines the four art forms in unusual ways, and begin to explore connections between fantasy and reality. D
12:01 pm 
Economics Classroom, The: A Workshop for Grade 9-12 Teachers  "Why Markets Work"  This session employs market simulations and exercises to illustrate key concepts of the market. D
1:01 pm 
Inside The Global Economy  "Multinational Corporations"  How capital moves, transfer technology, and the surrounding controversies. Case studies: investment by Ericsson in Hungary; a comparison of Smith-Corona and Brother. D
2:01 pm 
Out of the Past  "Power, Prestige, and Wealth"  Postulates how and why powerful groups or individuals have managed to controlnvast holdings from ancient times to the present day. The different methodsnarchaeologists use to study how rulers gain and keep power are examined. D
3:01 pm 
Planet Earth  "Solar Sea"  Geologists investigate an 800-million-year-old rock record of sun activity in an ancientnAustralian lake bed, and fabulous ground and satellite photography of the aurora borealis allncontribute to an understanding of earth's relationship to the yellow dwarf star we know as thensun.n. D
4:01 pm 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "Microbial Evolution"  Recent genetic techniques have led to new theories of evolution and the relationships betweenn organisms. Students examine this "evolution revolution," using molecular sequences to trace then phylogenetic relationships of microbial life. Both the big picture of microbial evolution and then methods necessary for determining molecular phylogenies are examined. D
4:29 pm 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "Microbial Ecology"  Humans and all life forms depend on microorganisms as the essential processors of oxygen,n mineral nutrients for plant growth, and waste materials. Here we investigate some of the importantn environments dominated by microbes and how their presence is essential for human life. D
5:00 pm 
Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie  "Bread: The Foundation of a Meal"  In Paris, the secrets of a French loaf are revealed. Italy yields the legend of Tuscan bread. A New York state bread artisan shares his philosophy.G
5:30 pm 
Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen  "Tailgating: Games On!"  Steve produces three dishes for parking lot grilling - lemon-soy sirloin with cucumber salsa, buffa-que shrimp and chili beer chicken wings.G
6:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "Copenhagen and Ero"  Rick tours palaces, checks out the maritime culture and plays at Tivoli amusement park before heading to the island full of historic charm.G
6:30 pm 
Rudy Maxa's World  "Tokyo, Japan"  An urban marriage of high tech and age-old customs makes Tokyo a fascinating destination, from teenagers playing "cos," or costume games, to adults taking dinner at tiny yakatori restaurants, where the kitchen is a small grill dedicated to cooking skewers of meat. Tour the city's massive wholesale fish market, Tsukiji Market, before dawn to watch the daily auction of massive torsos of tuna fish destined for sushi restaurants around the world. Check out space-age toilets at the showroom of Toto as proof that cutting edge technology permeates every aspect of Japanese life. D
7:30 pm 
The New Yankee Workshop  "Table Saw 101 - Part 1"  Norm explores the usefulness of the table saw, beginning with various types of them, what they can do and how to adjust them to make them more accurate. He begins with the table saw's most common task - ripping. Part 1 of 2G
8:00 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Down Home Dining"  Katie brings a little Southern charm and hospitality into the home with recipes for skillet cornbread and BBQ pork and projects such as denim napkins, corn sticker place cards and tomatoes in a vase. D
8:30 pm 
Scrapbook Memories  "3D"  Julie Stephani includes three-dimensional objects like blocks, purses and even lampshades. Jinger Adams creates an unusual shadow box.G
9:00 pm 
America Sews with Sue Hausmann  "Fabulous Felting and Punching"  Guest Carol Ingram demonstrates tips for easy needle felting, punching and embellishment.G
9:30 pm 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Indian Summer"  Paint along with Bob Ross and discover what autumn beauty unfolds as those exotic orange and gold colors appear on canvas. D
10:00 pm 
Master Class at Johnson & Wales  "Tomato Toppings"  Plain or roasted, tomatoes have tremendous versatility and are an essential ingredient in many cuisines. On today's episode, Chef Diane Madsen shows how simple it is to create different flavored tomato sauces from scratch while Chef Frank Terranova makes a stunning and delicious tomato tart. Guest chef Bill Telepan, from New York City's acclaimed Telepan restaurant, creates a salmon masterpiece flavored with browned butter and a nut fruit topping. D
10:30 pm 
Baking with Julia   The former dean of Culinary Institute of America and European master baker prepares cardinal slice and poppyseed torte.G
11:01 pm 
Arts In Every Classroom: A Workshop for Elementary School Teachers, The  "Workshop 1. What Is Art?"  The Learner Teams and students explore the nature of theatre, music, dance, and visual art as they consider their own definitions for each art form. They watch an excerpt from Quidam, a surrealistic performance piece that combines the four art forms in unusual ways, and begin to explore connections between fantasy and reality. D
9:00 am 
Tavis Smiley   Gov. Janet Napolitano (D - AZ)/Cynthia Tucker (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)/Margie Perez (Katrina survivor/convention speaker). D
9:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Frank Luntz (pollster)/Mark-Paul Gosselaar (actor). D
10:00 am 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   Swinging Women: As the race for the White House tightens, analyts say women under fifty remain the key swing bloc of voters. Childfree: Fewer American women are having children. Sex Talk at Church: Former U.S. D
10:30 am 
European Journal  "What Do Estonians Have to Fear from Russia?"  What do Estonians have to fear from Russia? The conflict in Georgia is making the Baltic States nervous. The Mafia in Naples: How the Camorra Stay in Business. The Mayor of Paris: Bertrand Delanoe. D
11:00 am 
Wild Chronicles   Topics include: environmental challenges to the Orinoco, ocean census in the Gulf of Maine and illegal shark finning practices.G
11:30 am 
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
12:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Designing Idaho"  Architecture tells us who we are, where we came from, and what we value. Our buildings tell us that like nothing else can. This hour long program explores Idaho's architectural heritage, its history and its place in the sun. We travel the length and breadth of the state, exploring some of Idaho's oldest and grandest buildings -- like the Cataldo Mission and the Paris Tabernacle -- as well as some of Sun Valley's finest residences. We also visit Wallace, Chesterfield, and Boise. There's even a wonderful Sandpoint tree house and a southern Idaho straw bale mud house that are remarkably eloquent.G
1:00 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
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
History Detectives  "Wwii Diary/Annie Oakley Coin/1856 Mormon Tale"  Does this diary hold the key to understanding the fate of a missing bomber pilot from World War II? Was this coin a target for one of the Wild West's most popular female sharpshooters? Is this tattered book a true account of female slavery in the old West?G
4:00 pm 
Adirondacks   The Adirondack Park sprawls across six million acres in Upstate New York. Bigger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier and Grand Canyon National Parks combined, it is by far the largest park in the lower 48 states. Yet it is the only one on the continent in which large human populations live and whose land is divided almost evenly between protected wilderness and privately owned tracts. This patchwork pattern of land ownership has created an utterly unique place. The story of the Adirondacks is told through a series of passionate characters, each with a distinct perspective. Through their stories "The Adirondacks" explores this remarkable region and reveals a delicate and dynamic relationship between progress and preservation.G
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Designing Idaho"  Architecture tells us who we are, where we came from, and what we value. Our buildings tell us that like nothing else can. This hour long program explores Idaho's architectural heritage, its history and its place in the sun. We travel the length and breadth of the state, exploring some of Idaho's oldest and grandest buildings -- like the Cataldo Mission and the Paris Tabernacle -- as well as some of Sun Valley's finest residences. We also visit Wallace, Chesterfield, and Boise. There's even a wonderful Sandpoint tree house and a southern Idaho straw bale mud house that are remarkably eloquent.G
7:00 pm 
Miller Center of Public Affairs National Debate Series  "Religion in the Public Square"  Participants: Jacques Berlinerblau, Georgetown University; Chuck Colson, Prison Fellowship Ministries; Harry Jackson, Jr., High Impact Leadership Coalition; Barry Lynn, Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Moderator: Evan Thomas, assistant managing editor of Newsweek. 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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