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September 26, 2012
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1:00 am 
Preemie   Born 1 pound 12 ounces, Mollie Sophia Samuels came into the world 3 months early. Facing obstacles that such a small child should never have to face, Mollie proved that even the smallest humans are capable of extraordinary resilience. Mollie's first 11 months of life were spent inside the sterile walls of the Helen DeVos Children's hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. D

2:00 am 
Money and Medicine   This film tackles the medical, ethical and financial challenges of containing runaway health care spending. In addition to illuminating so-called waste and over-treatment, this documentary explores ways to reduce health care expenditures while improving overall quality of medical care.G

3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Pathways of Pioneers"  For emigrants bound for a land of opportunity, the Oregon Trail was the corridor to their dreams. This great migration west left Idaho a grand legacy, which we explore in this hour-long program. Massacre Rocks, Soda Springs, Big Hill, Three Island Crossing - these historic landmarks take on new meaning through the eyes of modern-day pioneers.G

4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Good Sport"  Elmo and Abby are playing a game of hot potato together. Elmo keeps losing the game and starts to feel frustrated. He thinks that something must be wrong with the potato, and tries using another one, but he still loses. D

5:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel And Miss Elaina Play Rocketship/Daniel Plays At The Castle"  Daniel and Miss Elaina Play Rocketship - Daniel has come to play with Miss Elaina today! They decide to play "outer space," but Miss Elaina gets upset when her cardboard telescope and spaceship accidentally break. Lady Elaine helps the friends see that they can still have fun together, even without the toys - because they're friends! They use their imaginations to keep playing, which is just as much fun! Daniel Plays at the Castle - Daniel is visiting Prince Wednesday and the boys are excited to explore Prince Wednesday's rock collection. Daniel is saddened when Prince Wednesday tells him the rocks are too delicate to play with. D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Speaks Martha Treads The Boards/Martha's Pack"  Martha Treads the Boards - Helen's mom and dad are starring in the community theater production, and Helen's the stage manager. Martha's Pack - When Helen leaves Martha off her family tree, Martha decides to make her own pack.G

6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Coldplay"  The Grammy-winners and modern-rock giants have sold more than 50 million records worldwide. They perform their hits and selections from their newest album, Mylo Xyloto.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Basque Country"  Rick visits the proud and resilient Basque people's homeland, which is split between France and Spain. From his base in San Sebastian, Rick tours the ancient Basque capital of Gernika, the dazzling Guggenheim Modern in Bilbao, and then crosses into France for more Basque Country charms. From tapa bars to lightning-fast jai alai games, he shares the experiences of Basque culture.G

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Europe Just for Fun"  As more travelers return to Europe for multiple visits, many are on the lookout for another dimension in travel. Occasionally they want to skip historical sights and museums in favor of a trip-or a day- just for fun. They're ready for absolute R&R; looking to break up serious sightseeing with hot-air-balloon trips, mountain luge rides, country hikes or days at an amusement park. D

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Goat Packing in the Red Desert"  Natural historian and eccentric scientist John Mionczynski (also known as "Mr. Red Desert") "invented" goat packing nearly 30 years ago in the high and cold Red Desert of Southwest Wyoming. He guides host David Yetman on a journey through the "heart" of the desert - the Honeycomb Buttes, which boast extremely colorful honeycomb rock formations. Along the way, they get to know their four-legged companions and experience the adventures involved in goat packing, including searching for wild cilantro, onion and garlic in the desert and using the excretion from ants as salad dressing. D

8:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Jalapeno Cheese Grits, Slow-Cooked Grillades, and Brendan's Bread Pudding. D

9:00 am 
America's Heartland   A New York family keeps an apple orchard tradition alive (Yolanda Vazquez). Chef Dave Lieberman discovers unusual produce in Utah's high country. Researchers in Louisiana find new ways to protect essential honeybee populations (Rob Stewart). D

9:30 am 
New Scandinavian Cooking  "Rich Farmland"  Andreas visits the county of Hedmark in Eastern Norway, a region known for big farms and abundance of produce. Inspired by 19th-century recipes of Norway's first cookbook writer, Andreas makes beef meatballs, sour cream porridge with air-cured ham and thick steaks served with mushroom ragu and potato gratin. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Pasta, Please"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make foolproof Spaghetti and Meatballs. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews sous-vide machines in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison updates a recipe for the perfect Spring Vegetable Pasta. D

10:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Storage Solutions"  There's nothing worse than too little storage! We solve that dilemma today with ideas for kitchen storage. Then, Shari makes basket liners for fashionable storage. Next, it's an outdoor tool storage rack with Matt. D

11:00 am 
Detroit Blues & Beyond: Exploring Detroit's Rich Blues Culture   It's not often that five legends of the Detroit blues scene gather to perform on the same stage, but that's exactly what happened on this magical night in Detroit. Alberta Adams, Calvin Cooke Sr., Sir Mack Rice, Johnnie Bassett and the Howling Diablos came together for one knock-out performance!. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Hansel & Gretel's Playdate with Big Bird"  Hansel and Gretel come to Sesame Street for a play date with Big Bird. As they walk to Big Bird's nest, Hansel realizes that he's not sure how to get back to the subway station afterwards. Gretel agrees and thinks they should leave a trail, so they leave a trail of cookie crumbs. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Pteranodon Family World Tour/Gilbert The Junior Conductor"  Pteranodon Family World Tour - The entire Pteranodon family embarks on a roaring, exploring, World Tour adventure! They meet the Conductor's nephew, Gilbert, who takes them on a tour to meet Martin Amargasaurus, a spine spangled quadruped with an intimidating sail. Gilbert the Junior Conductor - The Pteranodon family is on a World Tour and get to sleep in a special Sleeping Car on the Dinosaur Train. During their first full day on the Train, the kids are super excited to play with Gilbert, the Conductor's nephew. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Prince and the Pauper"  Whyatt thinks his house is too loud while Princess Pea believes her home is too quiet! Would the friends be better-off if they switched places? To look for a solution, Super Why and his friends encounter two friends just as they are about to switch houses. A prince on the farm and a pauper in a castle soon leads to chaos and confusion! Where will everyone be the happiest? Educational Objectives: To learn to appreciate where you're from. Kids will experiment with the alphabet, celebrate spelling and use the power to read to change the story. D

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "The Surprising Bean/Hear Here"  The Surprising Bean - Nick keeps trying to surprise Sally, but he just can't do it! The Cat takes them to find a real surprise in the Skippylarito Fields! Once there, Cat shows them a special bean - that suddenly moves! With a shrunken Thingamajigger, they go inside the bean and meet the moth larvae that lives there. They learn that it's really the moth that causes the bean to move. What a neat surprise indeed! Hear Here - The kids hear chirping but can't find where it's coming from. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Little Howler"  Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags. They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack. They experience that wolves are a very social animal with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members. D

3:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Pathways of Pioneers"  For emigrants bound for a land of opportunity, the Oregon Trail was the corridor to their dreams. This great migration west left Idaho a grand legacy, which we explore in this hour-long program. Massacre Rocks, Soda Springs, Big Hill, Three Island Crossing - these historic landmarks take on new meaning through the eyes of modern-day pioneers.G

4:00 pm 
Bluegrass Underground  "Sarah Jarosz"  A veteran musician who'd released two CDs before turning 20, Sarah Jarosz has gone from teenage bluegrass hotshot to fully-realized innovative artist in less time than many of us spent in braces. Playing mandolin, octave mandolin, banjo and guitar while singing in a rich, throaty voice, Jarosz creates a staggeringly original sound with her new ensemble, featuring violinist Alex Hargreaves and cellist Nathaniel Smith. Their melodic interplay weaves rock rhythms, classical textures and Appalachian melodies. D

4:30 pm 
Music Voyager  "Afro-Colombian Grooves"  From Cartagena's gorgeous old city to the rough and tumble streets and beaches of La Boquilla, this episode of Music Voyager provides entree into the beauty, rhythms and culture of this colorful city. Colombia's beautiful Caribbean coast gave rise to cumbia, the iconic Colombian rhythm now popular in nearly every corner of Latin America. Host Jacob Edgar discovers sights of Cartagena da Indias alongside Toto la Momposina, one of the most respected figures in Colombian music, who performs with her band on the beach as local children dance along. D

5:00 pm 
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6:00 pm 
Land Girls   Annie knows she must choose between the two men in her life. Clarence gets cold feet before his marriage to Bea. Lady Hoxley takes revenge on Nancy. Tucker becomes more unstable. Part 5 of 5G

7:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Dead Man's Eleven (Part 2)"  Barnaby and Detective Sergeant Troy gradually find themselves caught up in a succession of sinister murders. Part 2 of 2G

8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Mystery!  "Wallander, Series III - Before The Frost"  Wallander is on the trail of an escapee and serial arsonist from a psychiatric hospital, when he is visited by Anna, an old friend of Linda, his estranged daughter. As arson attacks occur, Anna appears to be connected in some way. Wallander must reconcile with Linda and join forces to find Anna at all costs.G

9:30 pm 
New Tricks   Lane indulges his obsession with fishing when UCOS investigates the case of two boys abducted from a fishing lake in 1979. The boys escaped but the kidnapper was not found. Lane thinks the fishing lake, the 1979 abduction and a recent spate of snatches are related.G

10:30 pm 
Vera  "Little Lazarus"  The son of a woman brutally murdered escapes the crime scene only to fall through the ice of a frozen pond where Vera finds him and saves his life. Vera and her team unravel deadly secrets and their murderous consequences - fueled by power, money and a mother's love. The loner detective detects a kindred spirit in the boy and comes to realize that the key to the investigation lies deep in the child's memory.G

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