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September 26, 2012
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12:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Working Well"  Alicia Botti, the famous opera singer, is coming to Sodor. Thomas is bubbling with pride that he is to collect her and take her to the Town Hall for the grand concert. Also arriving that day is a new engine named Charlie. D
1:00 pm 
Curious George  "George Fixes Betsy's Wagon/Curious George Takes A Drive"  George must replace the wheel on a wagon and brings a turtle home and keeps it in the bathtub.G
1:30 pm 
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
2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Unmuffins"  Something funny is going on. The Pranksters are being very helpful and The Electric Company is being awfully unfriendly. Will Jessica be able to fix things so everyone is back to normal?. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Oh What A Tangled Knot You Tie, Amazing Rope Guy/Kid Action News"  Oh What A Tangled Knot You Tie, Amazing Rope Guy - As a villain, the Amazing Rope Guy is not so amazing. He discovers that his true talent is mimicking others. When he goes on a crime spree impersonating all of the villains of the city WordGirl must find a way to end his career as an imposter. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Elephant in the Room"  The brothers come across a lone baby elephant and bring him back to the Tortuga HQ for safety until they can find his mom. But they learn how mischievous baby elephants can be and get more than they bargained for when it almost destroys the Tortuga! As they rush to get the baby elephant home, the WildKratts team realizes that animals have different structures that serve various functions in growth and survival. And an elephant's trunk is like the multipurpose tool of "creature features" with hundreds of uses, including: showering, blasting water, grabbing, lifting, communicating, "hearing", pushing and pulling. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Model Behavior"  To protect themselves from Hacker's constant attempts to capture cybersite Happily-Ever-After, the King and his fairy-tale subjects construct a glass Skywall to keep Hacker out of the kingdom. But Hacker unfolds a brilliant scheme to crack open the Skywall - using the Wicked Witch's Voice! Can the kids use models to outwit Hacker before Wicked sings?!! The Big Idea: Make a model - a simplified version of something complicated - and you can easily and safely understand how it works. Math Topic: Using Models NCTM Links: Geometry. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Mission Improbable"  Ruff sends the FETCHers to Washington D.C. for training to become secret agents. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Vomitrocious!/Sue Ellen Chickens Out"  Vomitrocious! - It's just a regular day until Francine starts to feel queasy . and then throws up in the cafeteria!! Now Francine is afraid to go back to school. Won't the kids all laugh and call her - ugh! - "Barfine"? Sue Ellen Chickens Out - Sue Ellen learns that a fast-food chain is taking over the beloved Sugarbowl, so she rallies the gang to stage a protest. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Unmuffins"  Something funny is going on. The Pranksters are being very helpful and The Electric Company is being awfully unfriendly. Will Jessica be able to fix things so everyone is back to normal?. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   New home sales cooled a little this summer but prices jumped to their highest level since the recession. NBR's Diane Eastabrook takes a look a new home construction in the Midwest. Radio Shack sacks its CEO promising to move in a new direction. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Nature  "The Animal House"  From termites' towering metropolises to prairie dogs' underground cities complete with heating, cooling and intersecting highways, NATURE goes above ground and underground on this tour of the homelife of wildlife. Guided by instinct, animal architects have developed some of the most innovative and practical dwellings in the world.G
8:00 pm 
NOVA  "Making Stuff Cleaner"  David Pogue explores the science and business of clean energy, examining alternative ways to generate it, store it and distribute it. One scientist uses chicken feathers to create a cheap way to make hydrogen cars safer. Pogue looks at the dependency on a rare resource in South America to make lithium batteries and how scientists might devise a way for batteries to run on molten salts, abundant in the U.S. Part 3 of 4G
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Making Stuff Smarter"  Host David Pogue meets scientists who are working with materials that respond to their environments, such as an airplane wing that changes shape as it flies. Sharkskin is the inspiration for a substance that could be a match for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. One scientist has created a material that can render objects invisible. Part 4 of 4G
10:00 pm 
Hustle   The team sets out to con upper-class twit Alfie Baron for millions. But all is not as it seems - Alfie is a plant by a group of aggrieved former marks who want their own back.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
12:30 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
1:00 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
1:30 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
2:00 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
3:00 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
3:30 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
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 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
6:00 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
7:00 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
8:30 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
9:30 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
11:00 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
12:30 pm 
French In Action  "Residences I"  Mireille's parents have invited Robert for dinner. He finds their apartment with a little help from someone who turns out to be a TV weatherman.G
1:00 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "Battle City"  South needs support of England and France to win war; North needs to maintain status quo. North needs to win militarily; South needs to avoid defeat. Most of American West removed from fighting. Lee appointed commander of Army of Virginia; takes war into Northern territory. Union forces have parade of generals. Battles extremely costly to both sides; Lincoln uses near victory at Antietam to issue Emancipation Proclamation. Both sides resort to draft.G
1:30 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "Final Stages"  1863 pivotal year in determining outcome of war. Decisive battles at Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and Chattanooga. Ulysses S. Grant named Commander of Western Theater for Union after victory at Vicksburg. Material superiority of North begins to make a difference. South devastated by Sherman's march through Georgia. Grant and Meade pursue Lee in Virginia in 1864. Vastly outnumbered, Lee holds on behind fortifications at Petersburg; finally surrenders to Lee at Appomattox Courthouse in April of 1865. In military terms, long war is over.G
2:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "FDR and the Depression"  Professor Brinkley continues his story of twentieth century presidents with a profile of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Brinkley paints a picture of America during the Depression and chronicles some of Roosevelt's programmatic and personal efforts to help the country through its worst economic crisis. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is at FDR's side and, in many respects, ahead of him as the decade unfolds. D
2:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "World War II"  America is enveloped in total war, from mobilization on the home front to a scorching air war in Europe. Professor Miller's view of World War II is a personal essay on the morality of total war, and its effects on those who fought, died, and survived it, including members of his own family. D
3:00 pm 
SciGirls  "Turtle Mania"  SciGirl Annie and her friends make a local wetland more attractive to turtles. D
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Crash Course On Starting A Business"  So you've got an idea - now what? Check out this quick, but comprehensive course on business basics. You'll learn how to refine your ideas, make a business plan, identify funding sources, find a market, and of course, sell your service or product. Find out how two teen girls developed a $2 million business out of magnetic bottle caps. D
4:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Unmuffins"  Something funny is going on. The Pranksters are being very helpful and The Electric Company is being awfully unfriendly. Will Jessica be able to fix things so everyone is back to normal?. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Model Behavior"  To protect themselves from Hacker's constant attempts to capture cybersite Happily-Ever-After, the King and his fairy-tale subjects construct a glass Skywall to keep Hacker out of the kingdom. But Hacker unfolds a brilliant scheme to crack open the Skywall - using the Wicked Witch's Voice! Can the kids use models to outwit Hacker before Wicked sings?!! The Big Idea: Make a model - a simplified version of something complicated - and you can easily and safely understand how it works. Math Topic: Using Models NCTM Links: Geometry. D
5:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Kansas City: Italian American Steak In Kansas City"  NULL
5:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Fancy Chicken"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the best Chicken Cordon Bleu. Next, Erin demonstrates how to cut a whole chicken. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of Black Forest deli ham. D
6:00 pm 
Barbecue University with Steven Raichlen  "The Best of the Breast"  Raichlen demonstrates how to keep white meat juicy when grilling and barbecuing. Dishes include tarragon chicken paillards and maple-smoked turkey.G
6:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "The Midlands - Athlone and Mullingar"  NULL
7:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Installing a Manual Transfer Switch; Fixing a Clogged Sewer Line"  Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron travel to Annapolis, Maryland, to install a manual transfer switch for a portable generator. Then Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard heads to Dallas to fix a sewer line that is clogged with tree roots. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Croatia: Adriatic Delights"  Rick explores the fabled Dalmatian Coast from dramatic Dubrovnik to crusty Adriatic island ports. Heading inland, he hikes through Plitvice Lakes National Park and enjoys the thriving capital city of Zagreb.G
8:00 pm 
Grand View  "Olympic National Park"  At Olympic National Park Baumann brings his audience to the northern tip of Washington and to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Olympic National Park features glacier-capped mountains, magnificent stands of old-growth trees, and temperate rain forest. Interviews include Native American elder, Edward E Claplandho, who brings the past alive with stories of American Indian culture and the history of his people in the lush environment; and finally National Park rangers, Jon Preston and Michael Gurling, discuss the geologic and botanical phenomena of this beautiful region. D
8:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Kansas City: Italian American Steak In Kansas City"  NULL
9:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Fancy Chicken"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the best Chicken Cordon Bleu. Next, Erin demonstrates how to cut a whole chicken. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of Black Forest deli ham. 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 
Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage  "Los Islenos"  Hurricane Katrina focused attention on Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish, home of the resilient, proud and hopeful Islenos descendants. Dorothy Benge introduces us to these wonderful people and the unique heritage of these Canary Islanders. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Croatia: Adriatic Delights"  Rick explores the fabled Dalmatian Coast from dramatic Dubrovnik to crusty Adriatic island ports. Heading inland, he hikes through Plitvice Lakes National Park and enjoys the thriving capital city of Zagreb.G
11:00 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Vista Al Mar (A View of the Sea)"  This episode covers words for rooms in a home, words used when shopping for an apartment, and the Puerto Rican community in New York City.G
11:30 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "El Don Juan (The Don Juan)"  In this episode, there is no new vocabulary. Angela's boyfriend Jorge makes a verbal pass at Raquel.G
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Frontline  "Dropout Nation"  What does it take to save a student? Every year, hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the United States quit high school without diplomas -- an epidemic so out of control that nobody knows the exact number. What is clear is that massive dropout rates cripple individual career prospects and cloud the country's future. At Houston's Sharpstown High, once a notorious "dropout factory," a high-stakes experiment is under way to rescue students from the edge. D
6:00 pm 
Frontline  "Fast Times at West Philly High"  At a West Philadelphia high school serving one of the city's most disadvantaged neighborhoods, students defy expectations as they design and build two super-hybrid cars for international competition. In summer 2010, the school's EVX Team raced against mega-sized auto manufacturers, multimillion-dollar start-ups and university teams - all to produce an affordable, 100-miles-per-gallon car.G
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Panama & Colombia"  Megan explores two countries that are refreshingly untouched by mass tourism.G
11:00 pm 
Frontline  "Fast Times at West Philly High"  At a West Philadelphia high school serving one of the city's most disadvantaged neighborhoods, students defy expectations as they design and build two super-hybrid cars for international competition. In summer 2010, the school's EVX Team raced against mega-sized auto manufacturers, multimillion-dollar start-ups and university teams - all to produce an affordable, 100-miles-per-gallon car.G

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