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May 27, 2012
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11:30 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Financial Thought Leaders: Jason Trennert"  Guests: Jason Trennert, Managing Partner, Chief Investment Strategist, Strategas Research Partners. This week's Consuelo Mack WealthTrack features "Financial Thought Leader" Jason Trennert of independent research firm Strategas Research Partners. Trennert explains his concerns about the stock market and reveals why defense is the best offense for individual investors. D
12:00 pm 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   Republican Women Shift Focus: House Republicans launched the "Women's Policy Committee," a caucus to showcase female lawmakers. Panelists discuss how this new perspective will get more women involved. Pink Collar Goes Blue: In today's unstable economy, more men are finding job security in fields previously dominated by women. D
12:30 pm 
1:00 pm 
Painting and Travel with Roger & Sarah Bansemer  "South Haven Lighthouse"  Sarah and Roger go to Michigan and see the South Haven Lighthouse which Roger paints. Sarah tours the Friends' Good Will tall ship and the Michigan Maritime Museum. D
1:30 pm 
Sew It All  "Serger Crochet, Ellen Osten"  Emulate the look of crochet by using a serger. D
2:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Scrappy Triangles"  Marianne and Mary share with you several different ways to make half square triangles. D
2:30 pm 
Hometime  "Stone Cottage - Porch Railing"  The metal railing gets built, sandblasted, powder coated and installed while the garage walls and ceiling are paneled. D
3:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Ribbon Handle Box"  The Woodsmith editors pack a lot of woodworking into a small project as they share the ins and outs of building a beautiful box. You'll learn tricks for fitting a lid and getting super-strong miter joints. Plus, they'll let you in on the secret to adding a flowing, wood ribbon handle to wrap it up.G
3:30 pm 
This Old House  "Bedford Project, Part 8 of 16"  General contractor Tom Silva finishes up the last of the structural work by replacing an undersized and partially rotted old post in the kitchen. Meanwhile, window restoration specialist Alison Hardy reinstalls the restored historic window sashes in the dining room, adding spring-action hardware and weather stripping to make them more efficient. In the garage, host Kevin O'Connor finds electrician Allen Gallant upgrading the electrical service to 100 amps so it can function as a workshop. D
4:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Fixing a Kitchen Sink Drain; Quieting Squeaky Hardwood Floors"  Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Georgia to fix a kitchen sink drain. Then Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva, asks "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner quiet his squeaky hardwood floors. D
4:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Back to School; Learning to Be An Organic Farmer"  "Green Acres is the place to be; farm living is the life for me". You might remember that jingle to the opening of the popular series; Green Acres from decades ago. But today, that same desire is alive and well and spawning "Organic Farm Schools" all over the country. D
5:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Reckoning with Torture"  In somber observance of Memorial Day, we look at actions by our government that flaunt the values of honor and decency our soldiers sacrifice so much to uphold. After 9/11, the U.S. government turned to torture -- in defiance of domestic and international laws -- to extract information about and from terrorists and others who might follow after them. D
6:00 pm 
William and Mary   Widowed father of two William Shawcross (Martin Clunes) falls for midwife Mary (Julie Graham) as soon as he sees her picture at an up-market dating agency. Their first date though reveals a few surprises.G
7:00 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Gorge Special"  This special examines how the 85-mile stretch of incredible scenery is being managed under the 1986 Scenic Act, which attempts to balance the stresses of tourism, recreation, wind energy development and a population boom. The program looks at the path to get the law passed by Congress, the race to save prized parcels of land from bulldozers, the rise of high-tech and recreation, and new threats from wind development and haze.G
8:00 pm 
National Memorial Day Concert   From the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna introduce a night of remembrance featuring dignitaries, actors and musical artists in performance with the National Symphony Orchrestra directed by Jack Everly. The concert honors veterans and those currently serving in all branches of the U.S. military.G
9:30 pm 
Krakatoa: The Last Days   Take a ringside seat at one of history's deadliest natural disasters with this docudrama based on eye-witness accounts and aided by computer graphics. The docudrama stars Rupert Penry-Jones, Olivia Williams and Kevin McMonagle and draws from personal accounts, photographs, newspaper articles and the latest scientific research. The 1883 volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island in the Sunda Strait is the second greatest volcanic eruption in recorded history spewing more than 18 cubic kilometres of tephra in less than 48 hours and killing more than 36,000 people.G
11:00 pm 
New Tricks  "The Gentleman Vanishes"  The UCOS team reinvestigates the disappearance of a leading scientist, whose wife has recently received a number of anonymous emails from someone claiming to know what happened to him.G
11:00 am 
Independent Lens  "Left by the Ship"  An estimated 50,000 children of Filipina women were fathered out of wedlock by American servicemen who were stationed at the U.S. Subic Bay Naval Base until 1992, when it closed. This film illuminates the limbo in which this generation of Filipino Amerasians find themselves. The documentary follows three of these offspring, now in their early 20s and 30s, as they continue to struggle with discrimination, troubled families, and identity-related issues.G
12:00 pm 
Wild!  "Brazil's Pantanal - Pt. 1"  This largest and richest wetland is home to exotic and feared creatures such as caiman, anaconda and piranha. Part 1 of 2G
1:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Food Hour: Morocco"  Ben O'Donoghue starts his culinary adventures with lunch at the camel market in Casablanca.G
2:00 pm 
Need to Know   JEFF GREENFIELD ANCHORS. "It's Not Easy Being Green" - Need to Know Correspondent Mona Iskander updates her report from Greenville, Michigan about a town that tried to reinvent itself by bringing in a solar panel manufacturing company. But the company has struggled greatly in part because of global economic forces. D
2:30 pm 
3:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "The Economics of Economics"  Here's a lighter look at a complex science. Learn about everything from micro to macro economics, supply and demand, and economic indicators. See how business owners and even individuals use economic principles to make financial decisions. D
3:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Axial Volcano, Osprey Migration, Salvage Chief"  NULL
4:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Road Food at Home"  Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Slow-Cooker BBQ Brisket. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for slow cookers. Next, Chris visits Harpoon Brewery to discover the best beers for cooking. D
4:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Prague and the Czech Republic"  Rick visits newly energized Prague with side trips to Kutna Hora to descend into a medieval mine.G
5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Killer Subs In Pearl Harbor"  NOVA dives with the research group that successfully finds the fifth Japanese mini-sub that was known to have been in or near Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. While the initial four subs discovered had not fired their torpedoes, compelling evidence indicates the fifth sub completed its mission with mixed results.G
6:00 pm 
Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson   The historian explores the West's epic and surprising rise to global dominance. Applying essential economic and political insights, Ferguson identifies what he calls "the six killer applications," which enabled the West to become an economic and political superpower. During the 15th-century spice race, competition, both economic and political, fostered capitalism and spread the wealth in the West from royal courts to a fragmented European state system, outstripping China's monolithic empire. Part 1 of 2G
8:00 pm 
Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam   The program thoughtfully examines the religious beliefs and practices shared by Jews, Christians and Muslims to illustrate how many in the Abrahamic faith communities are dealing with historical conflicts and charts their dedication to facilitating understanding and respect. Part 1 of 2G
9:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Minneapolis, MN - Hour Three"  Highlights include an 1863 Ulysses S. Grant letter and a circa 1950 Charles Schulz Li'l Folks original cartoon. Two paintings - one by Victor Higgins, the other by Spencer - purchased together for $5 are now valued up to $75,200. Part 3 of 3G
10:00 pm 
Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson   The historian explores the West's epic and surprising rise to global dominance. Applying essential economic and political insights, Ferguson identifies what he calls "the six killer applications," which enabled the West to become an economic and political superpower. During the 15th-century spice race, competition, both economic and political, fostered capitalism and spread the wealth in the West from royal courts to a fragmented European state system, outstripping China's monolithic empire. Part 1 of 2G
11:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Tropical Barbecue"  Bridget reveals how to make Huli Huli Chicken right at home. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of reduced-fat potato chips. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for pastry brushes. D
11:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "St. Louis: Macaroni & Cheese: An American Favorite, Inspired by Italy"  NULL
12:00 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Human Population Dynamics"  The human population of our planet now exceeds 6.5 billion and is rising. Much of this growth is projected for the most environmentally fragile regions of the world. Will studying the history of the world's population growth help predict the Earth's "carrying capacity"?. D
12:30 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Risk, Exposure, and Health"  We all require food, air, and water to survive - which are contaminated to some extent by man-made pollutants. Two studies, one in a rural western mining town and another in a dense urban population, reveal how these exposures impact health, and what can be done to reduce the risks.G
1:00 pm 
Assessment In Math and Science: What's The Point?  "That Would Never Work Here!"  What does assessment reform actually look like? This workshop follows the stories of Barbara, a math teacher in Whittier, California, and Scott, a science teacher in Louisville, Kentucky, as they share how theyare incorporating assessment into their teaching. Emphasis will be placed on the colleague support structure; teachers sharing ideas with and getting help from other teachers. D
2:30 pm 
Whole Child, The: A Caregiver's Guide to the First Five Years  "Building Inner Controls"  Guiding children in controlling themselves and finding acceptable ways to express their aggressive feelings. D
3:00 pm 
In Search of Myths and Heroes  "Arthur: The Once & Future King"  In the second segment, Wood explores the greatest British myth: the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Traveling around the Celtic world, Wood uncovers the extraordinary story of how a shadowy Welsh freedom fighter became a medieval superman and, finally, the model of a Christian hero. On the way, viewers discover the real stories behind the Round Table, Excalibur and the Holy Grail itself. Part 2 of 4G
4:00 pm 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 6-8  "Workshop 8. Planning and Professional Development"  In order to grow in their careers, teachers need a great deal of sustenance. In this program, the teachers talk about the ways in which they fulfill this need as they develop individually and as members of a professional community. The group invites us into their classrooms to look at the way they have grown professionally, stimulated by their peers, their membership in professional organizations, and their willingness to seek out new thinking on literature and teaching literature. D
5:00 pm 
In Search of the Novel  "Where Do Novels Come From?"  This program explores the genesis of characters, plot, themes, and interpretation from the novelist's point of view. Participants examine the relationship between the novel and the objective reality from which it may spring. D
6:00 pm 
Tommy Tang's Easy Thai Cooking  "Thai Classical Opera/Bangkok"  The Sala Chalermkrung Theater, Thai Toast with cucumber relish and Cashew Nut Chicken are featured.G
6:30 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Sandwich Night"  Who doesn't love a sandwich? Sara's are hearty and juicy and a snap to prepare and serve. Make your own easy Beer Bread, then stuff it with super easy cheaters like Pulled Chicken Barbecue and Pickled Cucumbers you make yourself. Fried Catfish BLTs bulk up the traditional sandwich with some crunchy fish filets and tricked-up basil mayonnaise. D
7:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Istanbul"  Rick loses his way in the Grand Bazaar, munches through the famously fragrant Spice Market and follows the fall of the ancient capital of Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's wall.G
7:30 pm 
Equitrekking  "Vermont"  Equitrekking host Darley Newman visits the Mountain Top Inn outside of Killington to explore the area's Green Mountains trails and learn the art of driving with two large Clydesdales. At the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm, Darley experiences the smooth gaits of the Icelandic horse on a multi-day inn-to-inn ride through meadows, woods and old farm lands in the Mad River Valley. Next, Darley visits the University of Vermont's Morgan Horse Farm to learn about Vermont's state animal and UVM's historic breeding program, which dates back to 1878. D
8:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "The Rose Show"  Allen devotes an entire show to one of his favorite flowers, roses! Allen makes a trip to the Southampton Rose Society to visit with a Rosarian and also drops in on the Madoo Conservancy and talks to Robert Dash about his amazing rose garden. We'll get some rose care tips, find out what plants are good companions for roses and sink our teeth into a delicious fresh from the garden salad with Allen and guest, Chef Capi Peck. D
8:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Fixing a Kitchen Sink Drain; Quieting Squeaky Hardwood Floors"  Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Georgia to fix a kitchen sink drain. Then Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva, asks "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner quiet his squeaky hardwood floors. D
9:00 pm 
For Your Home  "Holy Faux, Part 6"  While decorative artists take over the house to create a child's fantasyland, Vicki and designer Cecil Adams spin some style in the living room and sunroom. D
9:30 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Regional Garden"  In this "best-of" episode, host Katie Brown celebrates the diverse tastes of the world. In the Kitchen: French onion soup, Greek-style stuffed eggplant and Jamaican jerk chicken with citrus salsa. Projects: Planting a regional vegetable and herb garden and making creative garden stakes to mark the rows. D
10:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Twirling Triangles"  Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to cut pre-pieced 60-degree triangles from strip sets. D
10:30 pm 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Altered Denim"  Donna changes the look of jeans and a denim shirt by painting the clothes, then adding fabric trim.G
11:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Tropical Barbecue"  Bridget reveals how to make Huli Huli Chicken right at home. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of reduced-fat potato chips. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for pastry brushes. D
11:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "St. Louis: Macaroni & Cheese: An American Favorite, Inspired by Italy"  NULL
11:00 am 
Walking Into The Unknown   The Emmy-nominated documentary WALKING INTO THE UNKNOWN traces the intimate journey of an American Indian physician and national health columnist as he navigates the health care system and gains a deeper understanding of himself and his health risks. Dr. Arne Vainio works on the Fond du Lac (Ojibwe) Reservation in northern Minnesota, where his Native patients face grim health statistics. His impending 50th birthday - coupled with his frustration with middle-aged Native men who avoid health screenings - prompts a revelation: he needs to heed his own advice. D
12:00 pm 
Global Health Frontiers: Foul Water, Fiery Serpent   GLOBAL HEALTH FRONTIERS: FOUL WATER, FIERY SERPENT, the first in a series of public television specials chronicling the devastating illnesses affecting the world's poor, follows a cast of engaging, passionate characters as they confront the disabling parasitic infection known as Guinea worm disease. The film, narrated by Academy Award-winner Sigourney Weaver, documents the efforts of American health workers and community partners over the course of three years as they track the last-known reports of guinea worm in Ghana and Sudan. Through a relentless cycle of success and failure, facing ignorance and tribal superstitions in a harsh, vast landscape ravaged by war, these dedicated young men and women struggle to drive an ancient enemy into extinction. D
1:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Lakshmi and Me"  Have you ever dreamed of being waited on hand and foot? For the past six years, Lakshmi has been doing just that for her employers--virtually unnoticed. That is, until one of Lakshmi's employers begins to film her daily life on the job in Mumbai, India. In a deeply personal portrait, the film takes a hard look at the Indian caste system, gender and class relations. D
2:00 pm 
Global Voices  "New Year Baby"  Born in a Thai refugee camp on Cambodian New Year, filmmaker Socheata Poeuv grew up in the United States never knowing that her family had survived the Khmer Rouge genocide. In NEW YEAR BABY, she embarks on a journey to Cambodia in search of the truth and why her family's history had been buried in secrecy for so long. D
3:00 pm 
Doha Debates, The  "This House Believes President Assad Must Resign."  The reputation of Syria's President Bashar Al Assad came under sustained attack at the latest Doha Debate, where more than 90 percent of the audience called on him to resign. The session provoked tense and often bitter exchanges between panellists, who argued that Assad should stay and reform, and young, predominantly Arab debaters who repeatedly condemned the killing of more than 3,500 people at demonstrations in Syria and the wide-ranging abuse of human rights. In response to suggestions that the uprising was initiated by foreign powers - a version of events, touted widely by the regime - one female audience member declared: "This is a Syrian revolution and it's insulting to keep insisting that it was inspired outside. D
3:47 pm 
Ocularist   An ocular prosthetician unites the dexterity of a skilled craftsman with an artist's textural caress in his unique creations: custom acrylic eyes so vibrantly alive it seems a cruel twist of fate that they are unable to see. D
4:00 pm 
Intelligence Squared U.S.  "Should Genetically Engineered Babies Be Prohibited?"  Imagine a world free of genetic diseases, where parents control their offspring's height, eye color and intelligence. The science may be closer than you think. Genes interact in ways that we don't fully understand and there could be unintended consequences, new diseases that result from our tinkering. D
5:00 pm 
Necessary Journey   Binh Rybacki fled Vietnam in 1975 during the fall of Saigon and moved to Colorado. She reluctantly returned in 1993, and found a country very different from the one she left. A NECESSARY JOURNEY tracks the fearless, irreverent Rybacki and Children of Peace International's medical team on a transformational 17-day road trip through Vietnam. D
6:00 pm 
Walking Into The Unknown   The Emmy-nominated documentary WALKING INTO THE UNKNOWN traces the intimate journey of an American Indian physician and national health columnist as he navigates the health care system and gains a deeper understanding of himself and his health risks. Dr. Arne Vainio works on the Fond du Lac (Ojibwe) Reservation in northern Minnesota, where his Native patients face grim health statistics. His impending 50th birthday - coupled with his frustration with middle-aged Native men who avoid health screenings - prompts a revelation: he needs to heed his own advice. D
7:00 pm 
Global Health Frontiers: Foul Water, Fiery Serpent   GLOBAL HEALTH FRONTIERS: FOUL WATER, FIERY SERPENT, the first in a series of public television specials chronicling the devastating illnesses affecting the world's poor, follows a cast of engaging, passionate characters as they confront the disabling parasitic infection known as Guinea worm disease. The film, narrated by Academy Award-winner Sigourney Weaver, documents the efforts of American health workers and community partners over the course of three years as they track the last-known reports of guinea worm in Ghana and Sudan. Through a relentless cycle of success and failure, facing ignorance and tribal superstitions in a harsh, vast landscape ravaged by war, these dedicated young men and women struggle to drive an ancient enemy into extinction. D
8:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Lakshmi and Me"  Have you ever dreamed of being waited on hand and foot? For the past six years, Lakshmi has been doing just that for her employers--virtually unnoticed. That is, until one of Lakshmi's employers begins to film her daily life on the job in Mumbai, India. In a deeply personal portrait, the film takes a hard look at the Indian caste system, gender and class relations. D
9:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Writers at Harriman"  Thirty-five teens from throughout Idaho gather at Harriman State Park in eastern Idaho for the six-day Writers at Harriman camp experience. In the tranquil setting surrounded by wildlife the students attend class with expert teachers and write.G
9:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Fair Trade"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Doug Dirks of Ten Thousand Villages, a non-profit fair trade retailer, about fair trade issues. Dirks was in Boise to visit a retail outlet, previously a Ten Thousand Villages store but is now independent. Since the interview, Dirks has been named the CEO of Ten Thousand Villages.G
10:00 pm 
Walking Into The Unknown   The Emmy-nominated documentary WALKING INTO THE UNKNOWN traces the intimate journey of an American Indian physician and national health columnist as he navigates the health care system and gains a deeper understanding of himself and his health risks. Dr. Arne Vainio works on the Fond du Lac (Ojibwe) Reservation in northern Minnesota, where his Native patients face grim health statistics. His impending 50th birthday - coupled with his frustration with middle-aged Native men who avoid health screenings - prompts a revelation: he needs to heed his own advice. D
11:00 pm 
Global Health Frontiers: Foul Water, Fiery Serpent   GLOBAL HEALTH FRONTIERS: FOUL WATER, FIERY SERPENT, the first in a series of public television specials chronicling the devastating illnesses affecting the world's poor, follows a cast of engaging, passionate characters as they confront the disabling parasitic infection known as Guinea worm disease. The film, narrated by Academy Award-winner Sigourney Weaver, documents the efforts of American health workers and community partners over the course of three years as they track the last-known reports of guinea worm in Ghana and Sudan. Through a relentless cycle of success and failure, facing ignorance and tribal superstitions in a harsh, vast landscape ravaged by war, these dedicated young men and women struggle to drive an ancient enemy into extinction. D

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