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March 27, 2012
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5:00 am 
Nature  "Survivors of the Firestorm"  The wildfires that tore through the Australian state of Victoria in February 2009 incinerated more than a million acres, leaving death and destruction in their wake. Volunteers nurse burned and traumatized wildlife - even fish - back to health at wildlife hospitals and private facilities. Meanwhile in the forest, renewal is taking place too. One year later, the natural world is well on its way back to health.G

6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Switzerland's Jungfrau Region: Best of the Alps"  If Heidi is alive, she's in this sky-high corner of the Swiss Alps, with cows on breathtaking ridges. After settling into a traditional village where locals scythe hay by hand, we hike, bike, and parasail. We blast an alphorn, get sprayed by waterfalls raging deep inside a mountain, and munch muesli for breakfast at 10,000 feet. D

6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Pacific Rim With Rudy Maxa  "Maui and Hawaii's Big Island"  The cultures of the Pacific converge on the breathtaking islands of Hawaii. This trip Rudy begins on Maui, where he braves the twisting road to Hana with its cascading waterfalls and tropical splendor. Fire-knife dancers light up the night sky, and we sway to the rhythms of hula and slack-key guitar. D

7:00 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

7:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Sicilian Pizza/Sfincione"  You can't travel to Sicily without enjoying its trademark flatbread treat, Sfingione. But if you can't be there in body, be there in spirit when Mary Ann shows you an easy way to prepare this doughy treat studded with sardines, chunks of Scamorza cheese, spicy tomato sauce, topped with bread crumbs and baked in the oven. Joining it there is a Pizza with Artichoke Hearts and Salted Ricotta Cheese. D

8:00 am 
Baking Made Easy  "Much Better Than Store Bought"  Why purchase cookies at the market when home-baked cookies fill the air and tummy with goodness. Lauren shows how cookie baking can be Baking Made Easy; Cookies with Prune and Apricot Filling (and possibly lemon/walnut filling), Biscotti/Mandelbrot. D

8:30 am 
Kimchi Chronicles  "The Kimchi Chronicles Conclude"  The final episode in the series begins in the ethereal countryside where Marja spends a day with the "Alice Waters of Korea" and learns the authentic way to make kimchi and holiday dishes to celebrate the new year. Marja and Jean-Georges also taste royal court cuisine and Marja visits Sanchon Restaurant in Seoul for a transformative meal of temple cuisine. Marja joins her Korean family in the northern beach town of Sokcho for a picnic and then brings the spirit home to New York for a roast pig celebration with the Vongerichten family. D

9:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Chocolate Torte"  Host Christopher Kimball visits the Hotel Sacher Vienna to taste Sacher torte, and test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows him how to make foolproof Chocolate Torte at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of baking chocolate. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best nut choppers. D

9:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "A Well Kept Exterior"  Today we look at ways to coordinate specialty windows with both your interior and exterior. Then, meet a professional home inspector to learn about ways to keep moisture out of your house and solve some common probleMs. Next, it's winterizing your home with simple tips. Finally make a garden angel for every season. D

10:00 am 
Bluegrass Underground  "Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder"  By the age of 21, Ricky Skaggs was a recognized master of one of America's most disciplined art forms, but his career catapulted him to success in the mainstream of Country music. 2011 marks Ricky's 40th year as a professional musician, and this 14-time Grammy Award winner continues to lead the Roots revival. Known affectionately as Bluegrass music's official ambassador, RICKY SKAGGS is back with a full band sound, a style that made him one of the best-selling artists in Country history with an incredible string of twelve No. D

10:30 am 
Music Voyager  "Heartbeat of Vallenato"  Host Jacob Edgar's journeys through Colombia reveal the country's amazing geographical, cultural and musical diversity. This time, his travels take him from the ranches and farmlands of Valledupar through the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range and on to the Caribbean coast. The small city of Valledupar is the cradle of vallenato, a rustic, folksy and distinctly Colombian music style. D

11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "What's In Big Bird's Nest"  Big Bird is very excited to go to sleep in the new pajamas that his Granny Bird gave him. Gordon goes to tuck him in and say goodnight, but as he is walking away, Big Bird complains that there is something bothering him in his nest. When Gordon checks his nest, he finds a truck hidden inside. D

12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Confuciusornis Says/Tiny's Tiny Doll"  Confuciusornis Says - The next stop on the World Tour takes the Pteranodons to Confuciusornis Gardens to visit a very wise, old dinosaur. They try some new foods, and learn to meditate, leaving them with their own enlightening mountain-top experience. Tiny's Tiny Doll - During the Pteranodons' World Tour, Tiny mistakenly leaves her favorite Tiny-Doll behind at Velociraptor Valley. D

12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Bedtime for Bear"  Baby Joy is afraid of the dark! To show her there's nothing to fear, Super Why and his literacy friends fly into Bedtime for Bear and meet Charlie - a bear who is scared of just about everything! The super readers shed a little light on the problem (literally) while Charlie discovers a bit more about the world outside his cozy cave. Educational Objectives: To experience a familiar bedtime routine. Preschoolers will practice the alphabet, rhyme with AR words, learn what the word "fireflies" means, and use the power to read to change the story. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Maps/Termite Towers"  Maps - Nick and Sally are pretending to be pirates. The Cat takes them on a real pirate adventure by following a treasure map! They use landmarks to find their way to a real pirate treasure: parchment paper and ink pens to make their own pirate maps! Termite Towers - Sally and Nick just can't seem to keep their block tower from toppling over. The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet some expert tower builders: the termites! After shrinking down to bug-size, they learn from Terry termite how to build a tower that won't wiggle and wobble. D

1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Mystery of the Squirmy Wormy"  Aviva miniaturizes Chris and Martin for an underground mission with earthworms, in search of the answer to the mystery "Why do worms come above ground when it rains?" But they have to hurry, as they soon discover that life as a worm is full of dangers at every turn. Science Concept: Wet objects can be changed by heating and cooling. If a worm is left in the hot sun, their skin will dry up and they will die. D

2:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Sea Lion Kelp Forest"  Create this beautiful kelp forest scene using Wyland's technique, drawing and painting in the same motion.G

2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play Elton John's "Your Song" and the signature lick from Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island." Featured guests are five-time Grammy nominee David Benoit, Andy LaVerne and Bobby Floyd. D

3:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Costal Civilizations of Ancient Peru"  This episode surveys some of the enormous adobe pyramids that still tower over the vast Peruvian countryside. South American archaeological expert Axel Nielsen guides host David Yetman through the premier museum of South America, the Royal Tombs of Sipan, which house some of the richest gold artifacts in the world. From there, they trek to Huaca del Sol and Huaca del Luna, immense pyramids that emphasize the duality and symbolism of the pre-Incan societies. D

3:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Canyonlands Calling"  Cameras roam desert expanses, narrow canyons, mountains and rock formations of the southwest corner of Idaho. Participants reveal how eight years of collaborative effort among many interests can culminate in the federal Owyhee Initiative that includes many uses, including designated wilderness.G

4:00 pm 
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5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Extreme Ice"  In collaboration with National Geographic, NOVA follows the exploits of photojournalist James Balog and a scientific team as they deploy time-lapse cameras to create a photo archive of melting glaciers. They grapple with blizzards, fickle technology and perilous climbs to anchor cameras that must withstand extreme cold and high winds.G

6:00 pm 
Bridge Between Silence and Sound   One-hour documentary narrated by Mario Cuomo that focuses on hearing loss and the Cochlear Implant, a cutting-edge, but controversial technology that gives the deaf and hard of hearing the ability to hear sounds. D

7:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "The Gene Hunters"  Alda meets some of the brightest gene-hunting scientists today, including Nobelist Jim Watson, the Human Genome Project's Eric Lander and developmental geneticist Nancy Hopkins. He also examines a controversial gene therapy project that's attempting to grow new blood vessels in diseased hearts. D

8:00 pm 
1421: The Year China Discovered America?   British author Gavin Menzies theorizes that Zheng He and his Ming fleet of more than 100 ships reached America before Columbus.G

10:00 pm 
NOVA  "Extreme Ice"  In collaboration with National Geographic, NOVA follows the exploits of photojournalist James Balog and a scientific team as they deploy time-lapse cameras to create a photo archive of melting glaciers. They grapple with blizzards, fickle technology and perilous climbs to anchor cameras that must withstand extreme cold and high winds.G

11:00 pm 
Bridge Between Silence and Sound   One-hour documentary narrated by Mario Cuomo that focuses on hearing loss and the Cochlear Implant, a cutting-edge, but controversial technology that gives the deaf and hard of hearing the ability to hear sounds. D

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