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May 27, 2012
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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
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
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
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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