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April 28, 2017
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2:00 am 
Primary Sources: Workshops In American History  "Disease and History: Typhoid Mary and the Search For Perfect Control"  This workshop looks at the history of infectious disease in America, particularly typhoid, diphtheria, and polio, and their "conquest" by medical research and public health regulation. With the aid of contemporary medical journal articles and New York City health records, the onscreen participants investigate the medical and civil liberties issues exemplified by the case of "Typhoid Mary" Mallon. Facing off as either Board of Health officials or friends of Mary Mallon, workshop participants debate the typhoid carrier's fate.G
3:00 am 
Invitation to World Literature  "The Bacchae"  The city of Thebes is torn apart by the conflicting demands of reason and religion, as the disguised god Dionysus returns to his home town demanding to be worshipped. Opposing him is the young king Pentheus, who is doomed to suffer the ultimate punishment for his disbelief. Featured speakers include world-renowned playwright/author Wole Soyinka, actor Alan Cummings, and Daniel Mendelsohn of Bard College. D
3:30 am 
Invitation to World Literature  "The Bhagavad Gita"  This epic tale of the warrior-prince Arjuna confronting a life-or-death dilemma during civil war presents a unique and powerful philosophy of duty, discipline, and serving a higher purpose. Beautiful illustrations connect the story with its rich history and culture. Featured speakers include Sheldon Pollack, Professor of Sanskrit Studies and acclaimed composer Philip Glass. D
4:00 am 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Millikan Experiment"  A dramatic recreation of Millikan's classic oil-drop experiment to determine the charge of a single electron. D
4:30 am 
Western Tradition  "The Late Middle Ages"  Dissent within the church and wars between the great powers exhaust European society.G
5:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
5:30 am 
Connect with English  "Grief/Life Goes On"  In the first segment, the funeral for Rebecca's father is held and the Boston fire department presents Rebecca with her father's helmet.G
6:00 am 
Functional Fitness with Suzanne Andrews  "Fat Burning 2"  NULL
6:30 am 
Arthur  "Speak Up Francine/Waiting for Snow"  NULL
7:00 am 
Odd Squad  "Trials and Tubulations"  In this half-hour episode, the tube system breaks and Olive and Otto are left stranded in a dangerous forest. Curriculum: Geometry and spatial sense: using a map to identify landmarks and navigate to a location. D
7:30 am 
Ready Jet Go!  "Which Moon Is Best?/Detective Mindy"  "Which Moon is Best?" - Sean wants to be the first to walk on a moon, like his hero Neil Armstrong. When Sydney points out that 12 astronauts have already walked on our Moon, Sean thinks that rather than be the 13th to walk on OUR moon, why not be the first to walk on ANOTHER moon in our solar system? Sure, but which moon? The kids decide to compare the frozen moons Europa, which orbits Jupiter, and Enceladus, which orbits Saturn. They get help from Carrot and Celery, who fly them to each one, and Sean gets to walk on them. D
8:00 am 
Nature Cat  "Where Have All the Butterflies Gone?!/For the Birdies!"  Where Have All the Butterflies Gone?! Oh no! A long-awaited play date with Daisy's butterfly friends is at risk because there are no flowers around for the butterflies to feed on. When all seems lost, Nature Cat steps up to save the day. He and his pals decide to build a new butterfly garden before the butterflies have to fly off. D
8:30 am 
Curious George  "Surprise Quints/Muddy Monkey"  George keeps Mr. Quint busy while everyone prepares for his party. George refuses to take a bath.G
9:00 am 
Peg + Cat  "The Chicken Problem/The Space Creature Problem"  The Chicken Problem - The Farm. Peg and Cat have to get 100 chickens back in the coop before the farmer sees. Primary Content: Size correspondence; Secondary Content: The number 100. D
9:30 am 
Splash and Bubbles  "Tooth Treasure/Race Around The Reef"  The kids find a tooth lying in the sand outside the reef, and they are determined to return it to the owner, even when they find out it's a shark! / Splash and his friends have a race around the reef, and Splash wins by riding the currents instead of swimming. Bubbles and Dunk then want to know all about the currents so they too can race faster. D
10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Valentines Day"  It's Valentine's Day on Sesame Street! Elmo and Abby make valentines for each other and learn about the importance of friendship. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Twilight parody, and Elmo the Musical. Brought to you by the letter V and the number 14. D
10:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "When I Grow Up/Doing It Differently"  When I Grow Up - Sally and Nick are trying to guess what they'll be when they grow up when the Cat drops in for a visit. Cat is sure Nick and Sally will never guess what his friend Puggle will be when she grows up. When they see her, they start guessing right away! A frog? A duck? No, a beaver! They discover that, while Puggle may have some similarities to other creatures, she will grow up to be a duck billed platypus! Doing It Differently - Nick and Sally can't seem to find Harvey the guinea pig. D
11:00 am 
Dinosaur Train  "I'm A T. Rex!/Ned The Quadruped"  I'm a T. rex! - Buddy travels to Rexville on the Dinosaur Train and meets Delores Tyrannosaurus and her daughter Annie. When he sees that he shares all the same features, Buddy learns that he is a Tyrannosaurus rex! Ned the Quadruped - Buddy and Tiny tour the Dinosaur Train and earn their Junior Conductor hats while their friend Ned, a four-legged, long-necked Brachiosaurus and regular Train rider, tags along. D
11:30 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Margaret's First Chime Time/Tiger Family Fun"  Margaret's First Chime Time - Today, the Tiger Family is taking Margaret to the Clock Factory for her very first "Chime Time!" As they travel to the Clock Factory, Daniel notices how other families in the Neighborhood spend time together. Tiger Family Fun - Daniel and his family head to the Enchanted Garden, only to find Miss Elaina and her family doing one of their special family traditions: pick-your-own-dinner! The Tiger family joins in, and even add a few traditions of their own! Strategy: I like to be with my family. D
12:00 pm 
Super Why!  "The Three Little Pigs"  Jill keeps knocking down Pig's tower and he wants her to stop! The Super Readers fly into the Three Little Pigs story and come face to face with the Big Bad Wolf himself. After all, he knows a thing or two about knocking things down. When all the huffing and puffing dies down, Pig learns an important lesson about friendship.G
12:30 pm 
Splash and Bubbles  "Tooth Treasure/Race Around The Reef"  The kids find a tooth lying in the sand outside the reef, and they are determined to return it to the owner, even when they find out it's a shark! / Splash and his friends have a race around the reef, and Splash wins by riding the currents instead of swimming. Bubbles and Dunk then want to know all about the currents so they too can race faster. D
1:00 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Illuminating Minds"  No Steam Without Coal - Without Coal There is a coal shortage at the Clay Pits. Timothy warns Bill and Ben to be careful and use their coal sparingly. Bill and Ben don't listen, teasing each other and Timothy, and messing about--until they run out of coal! Luckily, Timothy runs on oil, so he manages to keep going, delivering clay to the docks and bringing back coal for the tank engine twins. D
1:30 pm 
Arthur  "Speak Up Francine/Waiting for Snow"  NULL
2:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Valentines Day"  It's Valentine's Day on Sesame Street! Elmo and Abby make valentines for each other and learn about the importance of friendship. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Twilight parody, and Elmo the Musical. Brought to you by the letter V and the number 14. D
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha's Chair/TD The Pack Rat"  Martha's Chair - Martha's family has a birthday surprise - a new dog bed! After a few sleepless nights, the family realizes that Martha misses her stinky old chair. But Mrs. Demson bought it and has plans of her own for the chair after she sees one just like it on Antiques Roadshow. Vocabulary: (E) antique, donate(d), upholstery, profit(ed), valuable. D
3:00 pm 
WordGirl  "Dr. Two Brains, Mr. Cheese/Kitty Cat Criminals"  DR. TWO BRAINS, Mr. CHEESE - Fed up with his henchmen, Dr. Two Brains begins the search for a new sidekick. He's thrilled to find Mr. Cheese, who seems to be perfect for the job, but soon regrets the decision as Mr. Cheese takes control and makes Dr. Two Brains HIS sidekick! Will Dr. Two Brains agree to take orders from a tiny, evil mouse? Will WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face stop the evil pair before it's too late? Vocabulary Words: Command, Location/Locate. D
3:30 pm 
Nature Cat  "Where Have All the Butterflies Gone?!/For the Birdies!"  Where Have All the Butterflies Gone?! Oh no! A long-awaited play date with Daisy's butterfly friends is at risk because there are no flowers around for the butterflies to feed on. When all seems lost, Nature Cat steps up to save the day. He and his pals decide to build a new butterfly garden before the butterflies have to fly off. D
4:00 pm 
Ready Jet Go!  "Which Moon Is Best?/Detective Mindy"  "Which Moon is Best?" - Sean wants to be the first to walk on a moon, like his hero Neil Armstrong. When Sydney points out that 12 astronauts have already walked on our Moon, Sean thinks that rather than be the 13th to walk on OUR moon, why not be the first to walk on ANOTHER moon in our solar system? Sure, but which moon? The kids decide to compare the frozen moons Europa, which orbits Jupiter, and Enceladus, which orbits Saturn. They get help from Carrot and Celery, who fly them to each one, and Sean gets to walk on them. D
4:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Musk Ox Mania"  When Chris realizes that his precious Creature souvenir collection is missing, the gang must travel back to the Arctic to find it. But the Arctic is now covered in a thick layer of ice and snow, so they'll need the help of a special Arctic creature - the Musk Ox - and its creature powers to find it. Science Concept: Defense. D
5:00 pm 
Odd Squad  "The Curious Case of Pirate-Itis/Oscar The Couch"  The Curious Case of Pirate-itis - Otto and Oscar try to stop Olive from turning into a pirate. Curriculum: Geometry; identifying three-dimensional shapes and comparing them to two-dimensional shapes. Oscar the Couch - Oscar accidentally turns himself into a couch. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report. Economic growth limps along but economists aren't worried just yet. Plus, why big oil is at a crossroads. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Washington Week   NULL
7:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Serious Laughter: Dean Obeidallah"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Muslim-American comic Dean Obeidallah. The son of a Palestinian-American father and an Italian-American mother, Obeidallah originally practiced law. He talks with Franklin about why he became a standup comedian, and why he's concentrated his comedic career on educating audiences about Islam.G
8:00 pm 
Idaho Reports   The Idaho Reports crew provides reporting and analysis of Idaho issues around the state and in Congress.G
8:30 pm 
Perfect 36: When Women Won The Vote   PERFECT 36: WHEN WOMEN WON THE VOTE chronicles the dramatic vote to ratify this amendment, and the years of debate about women's suffrage that preceded it. On July 17, 1920, Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, arrived to spend a few days in Nashville. She was traveling on the heels of Tennessee Governor A.H. D
9:00 pm 
Latin Music USA  "Bridges/The Salsa Revolution"  The first hour traces the rise of Latin jazz and the explosion of the mambo and the cha-cha as they swept the U.S. from east to west, and infiltrated rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll through the 1960s. Then the Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in New York add elements from soul and jazz to son cubano and the plena from Puerto Rico to create salsa, which becomes a defining rhythm for Latinos the world over. Parts 1 and 2 of 4G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

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