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5:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "The Rolie Polie"  Sid loves his little rolie polie bugs, but they're so little he can't figure out how they move. At school, he discovers an amazing science tool: the magnifying glass! Sid and his friends explore their world using the magnifying glass to make things look bigger, like freckles on their skin, little pebbles and rolie polie legs!. D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Return Of The Bookbots: The Case Of The Missing Words, Part One & Two"  Return of the Bookbots: The Case of the Missing Words, Part One - The Bookbots are back and faced with a new nemesis: The Announcer. Armed with the power to bring nouns from books to life, the Announcer is wreaking havoc on Wagstaff City. Can our heroes utilize their semantic savvy to stifle this rampaging rapscallion? Vocabulary: (E) noun, remove, term, insert, announce(r). D

6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Lyle Lovett/Bob Schneider"  This is the final show taped in Studio 6A, the original home of AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, before the series begins taping the next season from the new Moody Theater in the heart of downtown Austin. Lovett, who first appeared on the show in 1985 as a backup singer with Nanci Griffith, has returned to the show a dozen times since then.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Three-Part Travel Skills Special"  Rick shoots his travel tips on location in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, the Rhine and Swiss Alps. He demonstrates how to stay safe in unfamiliar locations and shows how to get around in a variety of environments. Part 2 of 3G

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Europe Just for Fun"  As more travelers return to Europe for multiple visits, many are on the lookout for another dimension in travel. Occasionally they want to skip historical sights and museums in favor of a trip-or a day- just for fun. They're ready for absolute R&R; looking to break up serious sightseeing with hot-air-balloon trips, mountain luge rides, country hikes or days at an amusement park. D

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Into The Swell: Utah's High Desert"  Utah's San Rafael Swell is one of the most remote and least-visited wonders of the desert southwest. Host David Yetman and his brother, Geologist Dick Yetman, camp out and explore the geology and vegetation of this intimidating stretch of desert. They also trek through Utah's Little Grand Canyon to see the pictographs and petroglyphs that were created thousands of years ago. D

8:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Chop Salad, Redfish Courtbouillon, and Strawberry Sorbet. D

9:00 am 
America's Heartland   Farm researchers in Illinois use smart phones to battle world hunger. One California firm brings in a glowing white crop of.salt. D

9:30 am 
Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends  "Dishes Featuring Basil"  Wondering what to do with all your basil? Chef Lawrence Chu of Chef Chu's in Los Altos joins Nick and shares his secret for Fresh Basil Beef and Chef Chu's Famous Chicken Salad. Stellino demonstrates delicious and simple pasta dishes; Pasta Aglio e Olio with Romano Cheese and Breadcrumbs and Pasta with Filetto di Pomodoro. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "All-American Fruit Desserts"  In this episode, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the perfect Sweet Cherry Pie. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of vanilla ice cream, and gadget guru Lisa McManus divulges the test kitchen's pick for ice cream scoops. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make the ultimate Skillet Apple Crisp. D

10:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Storage Solutions"  There's nothing worse than too little storage! We solve that dilemma today with ideas for kitchen storage. Then, Shari makes basket liners for fashionable storage. Next, it's an outdoor tool storage rack with Matt. D

11:00 am 
Front Row Center  "Bachman & Turner"  After many years of fan demand, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner - the two giants of rock 'n' roll at the heart of legendary band Bachman-Turner Overdrive -- finally reunited for the first time in more than 20 years. The musicians are now the full-throttle rock machine Bachman & Turner, and here they knock out hit after hit including "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," "Shakin' all Over," "Roll on Down the Highway" and "Takin' Care of Business." With guest appearance by Paul Schaffer. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Elmozilla"  Baby Bear, Elmo, Telly, and Abby gather around a growth chart as Chris measures them and marks their height. Everyone has their own color lines on the chart, and can see how they've grown over time. When it's Elmo's turn, he sees that he grew only a little bit. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 3/Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 4"  Dinosaur Big City Part III - The Dinosaur Train arrives in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City, and Buddy and the Pteranodon family explore the crowded "dinosaur metropolis." At the Theropod Convention, our kids reunite with Annie Tyrannosaurus and her parents Dolores and Boris, and they all meet the multi-horned mayor, Mayor Kosmoceratops! Dinosaur Big City Part IV - Buddy and Tiny help King Cryolophosaurus overcome his fear of performing in front of his biggest audience ever, and he wows a large dinosaur audience when he sings his new song, "Whole Lotta Theropods" at the Theropod Convention in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Great Robot Race"  Ready.steady.splat! Whyatt and his puppy want to win the porridge race, but the bowl of breakfast cereal keeps falling off the puppy's back. D

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Hooray for Hair/Ice Is Nice"  Hooray for Hair - Sally and Nick are getting their hair cut today; maybe they should try new hairstyles! A trip to meet three of Cat's friends (and some styling help from the Wig-o-lator) will help them decide! Should they have Yak hair? No, too hot! How about hair like a fur seal? Not quite, too short. A porcupine? No way! How will they ever get a hug from their moms with hair that spiky? They decide that the hair they have is what's perfect for them! Ice is Nice - Nick and Sally want some nice cold lemonade, but there's no more ice cubes in Sally's fridge! A trip to Freeze-your-knees Snowland will fix that! They meet Cat's friend Polly the polar bear who introduces Sally and Nick to all the different kinds of ice that make up her home. After trying many types of ice, they find the kind that will be perfect for their lemonade!. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Caracal-Minton"  The Wild Kratts crew is are playing badminton on the African savannah when a high jumping wildcat called a caracal steals the birdie. And this is no ordinary birdie - it is Aviva's precious family heirloom. As they rush to get back the treasure from an elusive, leaping Caracal cat, they learn how the caracal's musculature is specifically designed stalking and leaping- a perfect example of the concept of "form for function. D

3:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Oldtime Fiddlers"  Idaho's Danita Hartz prepares to defend her National Grand Champion title at the 2001 National Old Time Fiddlers Contest in Weiser. Meanwhile, she helps two students, ages 5 and 8, fiddle their way into the top ranks.G

3:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Good Summer Reading 2012"  Marcia Franklin interviews authors Kim Barnes and Tim Cahill, who discuss their own work and writing styles, and recommend books for long summer days. Other favorite reading choices for summer have been submitted by viewers. Barnes is a University of Idaho English professor and author of five books. Cahill is a founding editor of Outside Magazine and author of 10 books.G

4:00 pm 
The Artist Toolbox  "John Legend"  In this episode of The Artist Toolbox, get a taste of the performance chops of six-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist John Legend with host John Jacobsen. More than just good looks and what Legend has called a 'presumptuous' name, Legend's innate musical ear and talent for fusing his early gospel influences with hip-hop, jazz and even classical music, has found him working with top names such as Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, Talib Kweli, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Eve, Common, the Black Eyed Peas and longtime producer and friend, Kanye West. So adept at weaving myriad sounds and genres, Legend seems to have created a signature sound, if not genre, of his own. D

4:30 pm 
Music Voyager  "Roots, Rock, Reggae"  Jamaican reggae hit the world like a hammer in the 1970s, but where did reggae come from? How did this appealing, soulful sound develop, and where do the roots of this powerful tree extend? In this episode, Edgar explores the history of Jamaican music, from its African roots to the cusp of the reggae revolution. Edgar heads to the jungle for an entrancing kumina drumming session with the Akwaaba Drummers, that reveals the African underpinning of the island's music. Edgar is joined by Reggae Sunsplash founder Ronnie Burke on a journey across the island to Negril to meet Gilzene and the Blue Light Mento Band, who set up in a picturesque beachside setting to play some classic Jamaican mento. D

5:00 pm 
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6:00 pm 
Land Girls  "Darkest Hours"  Connie tries to win Henry's respect by standing up to the overbearing bishop, and Finch is angry to learn Esther received money for Martin's operation. Fed up with the Land Army, Joyce forces Tucker into an admission of guilt.G

7:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Tainted Fruit, Part 1"  A new season begins with stolen drugs and syringes from a local veterinary surgery. The veterinary surgery owner and another man find a local woman dead next to her swimming pool, killed by an overdose of barbiturates. Soon the two men are found murdered as well. Part 1 of 2G

8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Mystery!  "Zen: Ratking"  When a wealthy industrialist and political party funder is kidnapped, Zen is assigned to get the hostage back alive at any cost. The kidnappers kill the lawyer who shows up with a ransom payment from the family. In kidnapping-plagued Italy, it is illegal to pay a ransom - an issue Zen must skirt while dealing with bickering relatives, who believe their wealth puts them above the law.G

9:30 pm 
New Tricks   Police detective Sandra Pullman must swallow her pride and make a success of a new unit, the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS), with a team of three retired former detectives who are slow to accept new police strategies. The unit's first case is a brutal 1987 murder of a young police woman, whom Pullman knew when both were in training.G

10:30 pm 
MI-5   With help from Home Secretary William Towers, Harry returns to work on a provisional basis after being on leave because of trading a state secret for Ruth's safety. Now Towers tells Harry that his Russian opposite, Llya Gavrik, has been smuggled into England along with his wife, Elena, a former asset of Harry's. Gavrik is proposing a partnership between Russia and the United Kingdom without the Americans knowing. Then Section D learns of a kill order by the Chechens on Gavrik.G

11:30 pm 
Land Girls  "Darkest Hours"  Connie tries to win Henry's respect by standing up to the overbearing bishop, and Finch is angry to learn Esther received money for Martin's operation. Fed up with the Land Army, Joyce forces Tucker into an admission of guilt.G

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