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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
8:00 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
9:00 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
10:00 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
11:00 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
7:30 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
8:00 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
8:30 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
9:00 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
9:30 pm 
10:00 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
10:30 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
11:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "America at Its Centennial"  As America celebrates its centennial, 5 million people descend on Philadelphia to celebrate America's technological achievements, but some of the early principles of the Republic remain unrealized. Professor Miller and his team of historians examine where America is in 1876 and discuss the question of race. D
11:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Industrial Supremacy"  Steel and stockyards are featured in this program as the mighty engine of industrialism thunders forward at the end of the nineteenth century. Professor Miller continues the story of the American Industrial Revolution in New York and Chicago, looking at the lives of Andrew Carnegie, Gustavus Swift, and the countless workers in the packinghouse and on the factory floor. D
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10:00 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
11:00 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 
Sid The Science Kid  "Sid's Health Day"  Sid wonders what is the best way to always stay healthy? At school, Sid and his friends discover that there's lots of ways to stay healthy: washing hands to avoid germs, eating nutritious foods, brushing teeth, and exercising!. D
8:30 pm 
WordWorld  "Play Ball/M Is for Map"  Play Ball! - The WordFriends play an exciting game of baseball, but Robot has never played before. With some practice, and a lot of encouragement from his WordFriends, Robot learns the game and turns into a slugging machine! M is for Map - After a fun day of adventuring through the jungle, Sheep and Bear discover they are lost - and it's almost dark! In their haste to get home before sunset, the WordFriends lose the letters to their map. They have to sound out and hunt down the letters in "map" - but with Adventure Sheep leading the way, nothing is ever easy!. D
9:00 pm 
Caillou  "Caillou The Detective"  Where's Gilbert? - Gilbert has gone missing and Caillou is very concerned. A search of the neighbourhood and the local animal shelter turns up nothing. Caillou thinks about what it would be like to have other kinds of pets, but concludes that Gilbert is the perfect pet and he wants him back! Luckily when they return home Gilbert is waiting for them on the porch. D
9:30 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Amazing Captain Pickles, A Hero Adventure"  BJ learns a lesson about bragging when he tells everyone that he, CAPTAIN PICKLES, can leap over the moon! Baby Bop (also known as WONDER PRINCESS) has some serious doubts about who is the greatest superhero! Barney helps BJ learn the importance of being honest!. D
10:00 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
10:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Fearfest"  A big thunderstorm hits Animal Junction and Zoboo sees something frightening in the dark. But the scary creatures are just grizzly bear cubs! Martin and Chris tell their lemur friend all about grizzlies and other animals that seem scary - but really aren't.G
11:00 pm 
Curious George  "Monkey Stagehand/Magic Garden"  Bill needs some help behind the scenes of the town talent show and George happily volunteers.G
11:30 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

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