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April 27, 2012
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2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Monkey Stagehand/Magic Garden"  Bill needs some help behind the scenes of the town talent show and George happily volunteers.G
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Acts Up/Ronald Is In"  Martha Acts Up - Mrs. Boxwood offers Martha a part in Alice in Wonderland, and Martha is thrilled at her new chance to become a star of the stage. But when Martha finds out what she's cast as, she's horrified. Vocabulary: (E) character(s), motivat(e)(ation), portray(s), psychology, instinct(ual) (I) part, actors, play, line(s), show. D
3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Wicked Itch"  Lisa and the gang are making a movie! Will Manny Spamboni insist on making it all about him or will he learn to collaborate with The Electric Company?. D
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Theme Park Wham-Page/Chuck Makes A Buck"  Theme Park Wham-Page - Becky and Bob are anxiously waiting in line for their chance to ride The Coaster-- the ultimate new roller coaster ride. The Whammer's enthusiasm for chocolate hot dogs and hi-striker machines at the park could ruin a totally fun day. Will WordGirl forfeit her chance to ride the coaster in order to stop the Whammer destroying the park? Vocabulary Words: Patience, Enthusiastic. D
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Cheetah Racer"  Chris and Martin announce that no creature or vehicle can travel as fast over the rough and tumble African savannah as the cheetah. Aviva takes the challenge and declares she will build a ground racer that can run even faster than a cheetah. Of course Zach wants to prove that he is a better inventor than Aviva and joins the race. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Deedle Beast"  Digit is pet-sitting in Golftopia, taking care of Dewey, a lovable Deedle Beast. But suddenly Dewey starts going berserk on his daily walks. What's going on?! The kids arrive to help, but how do you figure out what's wrong with an animal that can't talk? The kids begin to see a pattern in the critter's odd behavior - and the plot thickens when they realize that Hacker has moved in right next door. D
5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Look What The Dog Dug Up!"  When Ruff digs up a sarcophagus in his backyard, he's convinced it's an authentic Egyptian mummy, and he's also convinced it comes with a curse. He sends the FETCHers to the Museum of Fine Arts to authenticate the artifact, and also to a carbon dating lab to verify the age of the mummy. The kids then go through Tomb, an Egypt-themed amusement park to solve the mystery of the mummy. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   The economy squeezed along in the first quarter, but corporate earnings are firing on all cylinders. New York Correspondent Erika Miller looks at what's behind the disconnect. From Apple to Amazon, an update on earnings season. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
7:30 pm 
Need to Know   SCOTT SIMON ANCHORS. This week on Need to Know: how the city of Norfolk, Virginia is grappling with massive flooding caused by sea-level rise. An interview about whether the Federal government actually encourages people to build in flood-prone areas, and, An update to last week's investigation into the death of an illegal immigrant a short time after he had been beaten and tased by U.S. D
8:00 pm 
Foyle's War  "The French Drop, Part 2"  Foyle and Sam are led to Hill House where Special Operations Executive (SOE) personnel engage in the art of dirty warfare and train secret agents in murder and de-ception. Foyle interviews SOE members while Sam investigates disturbances at a nearby churchyard. Part 2 of 2G
9:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Destroying Angel, Part 2"  Barnaby and Troy encounter the bizarre village tradition of exposing dark secrets through cryptic Punch and Judy shows as the deaths mount. Part 2 of 2G
10:00 pm 
Art in the Twenty-First Century  "History"  Artists Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley and Marina Abramovic play with historical events, explore and expose commonly held assumptions about historic "truth," and create narratives based on personal experiences.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Super Cleaner Uppers/Itty Bitty Water"  Seaweed Superhero - Nick and Sally are cleaning up the backyard when they come across a yucky apple core. Who's going to pick it up? The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet the best cleaner-upper there is, Sandy the Sand Hopper! Sandy teaches them the difference between natural "garbage" and man-made trash, and how some animals use the natural garbage as food. Back at home, they put the trash in a garbage bag, and the apple core in the garden for Wriggles the worm to enjoy! Itty Bitty Water - Nick and Sally are about to dump out the water in their kiddie pool when The Cat stops them - water is too precious to waste even a drop! Off they go to the Drippety Dry Desert to meet three creatures who are experts at conserving water. D
2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Falcon City"  The Kratt brothers are itching to fly with the world's fastest animal, the Peregrine falcon, which can hit top speeds of 240 mph. But their efforts are side-tracked when the rest of the Wild Kratts team challenges them to find the falcon in the city instead of in the wild, and Chris' Creature Power Suit is accidentally activated with Pigeon Powers ! But then they discover that Zach is sending his Zachbots to clean off a building that has a peregrine falcon nests with chicks! Martin and Chris must activate their Peregrine falcons powers and harness the force of gravity to pull off a high flying creature rescue!. D
3:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Crossing Sea"  Create the clear pristine ocean using special painting techniques, focusing on color and contrast.G
3:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play Antonio Carlos Jobim's bossa nova tune, "Corcovado," and the signature lick from Billy Preston's "Nothin' from Nothin'." Featured guests include Lori Mechem, Dave Powers and Bradley Sowash. D
4:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Beyond The Asphalt Part 1"  Just off the highway there are a plethora of adventures awaiting the exploratory traveler. Host David Yetman heads west of Tucson to visit some of these undiscovered places. After visiting the largest dune field in the United States, we head to Yuma for a hot air balloon ride and a walk through "the hell-hole of Arizona," the Arizona Territorial Prison. D
4:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Birders, Banders & Binoculars"  They can be fierce predators and some of the gentlest of creatures. Some are rare, others are quite common; but they all have the power to bewitch and bedazzle. Birds live in a world that for us is the stuff of dreams and wonder. We take to the field to celebrate birds and the people who study, care for, and watch them.G
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
Nature  "Radioactive Wolves"  This film looks at what happens to nature after a nuclear accident. Two groups are studying the native wolf population now living in the devastated Chernobyl area 25 years after the event. Through the studies, scientists are piecing together a picture of the entire ecosystem and seeking to determine the status of the wolf population.G
7:00 pm 
Wild!  "Cats & Eagles: Mountain Rivals"  In the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, the black eagle rules the skies. The caracal lynx is a solitary and efficient hunter. One pair of eagles breed twice in one season and is the first pair on record to have three chicks in one brood.G
8:00 pm 
Wonders of the West  "Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park"  Listed as a World Heritage Site, Yosemite's breathtaking vistas inspire and awe. From bears to trout fishing, learn about the wildlife of this area, visit with Native American Master Basket Weaver Julia Parker, and discover the rich history of Buffalo Soldiers in the park. Visit a grove of giant sequoia trees as we continue our adventure to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. D
8:30 pm 
Wonders of the West  "Sonoran Desert"  For many generations, the Tohono O'odham Indians have been harvesting the fruit of the saguaro cactus and welcoming the summer monsoon rains that have been so vital to their survival. Learn the traditions of the annual harvest as we collect and prepare fruit with members of the Tohono O'odham nation. Discover the wildlife of the Sonoran Desert and join us as we learn about some of the tastier plants that grow here!. D
9:00 pm 
Born Free Legacy   Joy Adamson's book Born Free caused a sensation when it was first published in March 1960. As well as topping the New York Times bestseller list, the book and its later film adaptation made a massive impact on conservation and science. The programme marks the 50th anniversary of Born Free's publication by revisiting the inspirational story of Joy and her husband George, a game warden turned wildlife observationist and author. D
10:00 pm 
Children of the Amazon   CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON follows Brazilian filmmaker Denise Zmekhol as she travels a modern highway deep into the Amazon in search of the Indigenous Surui and Negarote children she photographed fifteen years ago. Part road movie, part time travel, her journey tells the story of what happened to life in the largest forest on Earth when a road was built straight through its heart. D
11:00 pm 
Nature  "Radioactive Wolves"  This film looks at what happens to nature after a nuclear accident. Two groups are studying the native wolf population now living in the devastated Chernobyl area 25 years after the event. Through the studies, scientists are piecing together a picture of the entire ecosystem and seeking to determine the status of the wolf population.G
2:00 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Cold War"  The rivalry between the superpowers is played out across the globe, although the United States and the Soviet Union never face each other in direct conflict.G
2:30 pm 
Western Tradition  "Europe and the Third World"  Can the Third World squeeze 200 years of history into one generation?G
3:00 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "The Mind Awake and Asleep"  Surveys the nature of sleeping, dreaming, and altered states of consciousness, and how consciousness empowers us to interpret, analyze, and direct our behavior in adaptive, flexible ways.G
3:30 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "The Mind Hidden and Divided"  Delves into the subconscious mind, examining how events and experiences that take place below the level of consciousness alter our moods, bias our actions and affect our health as demonstrated in repression.G
4:00 pm 
Saddle Club  "Moving On - Part 2"  Devastated about the pending move and separation from Starlight, Carole runs away with her horse. Lisa and Stevie join her and all embark on a radical course of action to keep Carole at Pine Hollow. Part 2 of 2G
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Taking Charge of Your Financial Future"  Join the Biz Kids as they figure out where they want to be financially and make plans on how to get there. You can work on your plans and meet some new kid entrepreneurs, too. Follow along as a Biz Kid sets up his first savings account. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Wicked Itch"  Lisa and the gang are making a movie! Will Manny Spamboni insist on making it all about him or will he learn to collaborate with The Electric Company?. D
5:30 pm 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "A Traditional German Dinner"  Join us for another trip around the globe. This time to Germany, as we host Chef Klaus Tenbergin. Chef Klaus showed taught us how to cook one of his favorite German meals: Himmel un Erde, (which means of heaven and earth) and a very popular mashed potatoes and apple dish. D
6:00 pm 
Ciao Italia  "Macaroni/Maccheroni"  Cold outside? It's comfort food inside when Mary Ann breaks out the pasta to prepare winter favorites that taste fantastic all year-round, starting with rich and cheesy Baked Ziti, and then her mom's favorite, Baked Macaroni and Cheese Mini-Macs; rich, filling, uncomplicated, and hearty too. Does it get any better than this? No. D
6:30 pm 
Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef  "Ceviche Around The World"  Spice up any party with refreshing, healthy and easy-to-prepare ceviche, marinated seafood salads that originated in South America. Using three different fishes and flavor combinations, Chef Keller creates a mouth-watering assortment. Asian-Flavored Tuna Ceviche; Japanese Ceviche with Halibut; Spanish-Flavored Samon Ceviche.G
7:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Milan and Lake Como"  Rick peeks at Italy's highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery and greatest opera house in Milan, plus takes in Leonardo da Vinci's painting of The Last Supper.G
7:30 pm 
Travel with Kids  "Costa Rica - Volcanoes and Rainforest Adventure"  The family heads to eco-friendly Costa Rica to get a close-up look at the area's most active volcano, while staying at a hotel right at the base of the mountain. Then head up to the fabled cloud forests of Santa Elena and Monteverde to find all sorts of jungle creatures including sloths, iguanas and poison dart frogs. Canopy tours, weird wildlife encounters and rumbling mountains are all part of this Costa Rican interior adventure. D
8:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Focal Point"  Smith leads a tour of some of the Garden Home Retreat's special points of interest. He also shows a way to have a grand centerpiece for a party and still hold a conversation with the person across the table.G
8:30 pm 
This Old House  "Bedford Project - Part 3 of 16"  Master carpenter Norm Abram continues work on removing the old clapboards, while out back at the new addition, general contractor Tom Silva and mason Mark McCullough carefully open up a hole in the old fieldstone foundation that will connect the old basement space to the new. Inside, host Kevin O'Connor finds window restoration specialist Alison Hardy and her crew removing the historic sashes to be taken off site for rehab. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey visits the local library to see the oldest existing flag in the country, the Bedford Flag, firsthand. D
9:00 pm 
American Woodshop  "Deck Projects for Every Home"  What is the best deck design and what materials do you use? These are just a few of the tips covered in the ultimate deck show. D
9:30 pm 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "All About Accessories"  The topic is accessorizing. The discussion starts with the best half dozen accessories to use. Then Matt makes a removable tile backsplash. D
10:00 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Upcycled Shirts, Part 2"  Use a touch of ingenuity to give new life to outdated shirts. Create easy upcycled shirts from old classics with expert advice from designer Donna Fenske and Nancy. Make a quick turn-around shirt by switching the front to the back and vice versa-a great pullover! Add some ribbon or zipper trim, slim shaping with tucks and ties, make it feminine with easy fabric ruffles, and lots more. D
10:30 pm 
11:00 pm 
Simply Ming  "Masuhara Morimoto & Lightly Cooked Fish"  On this episode of SIMPLY MING, Ming Tsai is back in beautiful Napa Valley visiting his good friend, Iron Chef Morimoto who, of course, knows how to demonstrate how to work his magic with all things fish. Morimoto shows us how to first break down a fish and then cook it to maintain its pristine flavor. D
11:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Chicago: Chicago's Chicken Vesuvio"  Lidia travels to the Windy City to visit Caputo's, a family-owned Italian grocery in Elmwood Park, a very Italian suburb of Chicago. Lidia also brings her viewers for a stroll along the main thoroughfare of Chicago's Little Italy, Taylor Street, which is currently undergoing a major Renaissance. Grandma joins Lidia in the kitchen as her taste-tester, while Lidia prepares Cauliflower Soup and Chicken Vesuvio. D
2:00 pm 
Powering The Planet - Earth: The Operators' Manual   This documentary travels to locations worldwide that are transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable or low-carbon sources of energy. The program is hosted by earth scientist Richard Alley, who goes bungy jumping in New Zealand to illustrate abrupt climate change and "tipping points.G
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 pm 
The Crash of 1929: American Experience   By 1929, Charles Mitchell, President of the National City Bank (now Citibank), had popularized the idea of selling stock and high-yield bonds directly to the smaller investor. Mitchell and a very small group of bankers, brokers, and speculators manipulated the stock market, grew wealthy, and helped create the economic boom of the Twenties. This film chronicles the year the boom went bust through the words and experiences of the descendants of these titans of finance. D
6:00 pm 
Energy Quest USA - Earth: The Operators' Manual   Energy Quest USA presents five examples of American states and cities tapping new sources of energy and implementing policies to promote sustainability -- Alaska, Kansas, Baltimore, Maryland, Fort Worth, Texas and Portland, Oregon. Richard Alley once more hosts, contributing stories about America's past use of wood and whales as sources of energy, the promise of more efficient lighting and how to achieve a science-based national consensus on smart choices about energy and climate. On-camera comments also come from energy expert Daniel Yergin, author of "The Quest," Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President and former head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Shirley Jackson, utility CEO David Crane, Sen. D
7:00 pm 
Powering The Planet - Earth: The Operators' Manual   This documentary travels to locations worldwide that are transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable or low-carbon sources of energy. The program is hosted by earth scientist Richard Alley, who goes bungy jumping in New Zealand to illustrate abrupt climate change and "tipping points.G
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Energy Quest USA - Earth: The Operators' Manual   Energy Quest USA presents five examples of American states and cities tapping new sources of energy and implementing policies to promote sustainability -- Alaska, Kansas, Baltimore, Maryland, Fort Worth, Texas and Portland, Oregon. Richard Alley once more hosts, contributing stories about America's past use of wood and whales as sources of energy, the promise of more efficient lighting and how to achieve a science-based national consensus on smart choices about energy and climate. On-camera comments also come from energy expert Daniel Yergin, author of "The Quest," Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President and former head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Shirley Jackson, utility CEO David Crane, Sen. D

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