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September 28, 2012
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1:00 am 
In Search of the Novel  "Who Am I In This Story?"  A reader can take on a number of roles in a novel: the protagonist, the narrator, the author, or another character. In this program, students and novelists examine the complex ways readers may identify with characters in a novel. D

2:00 am 
Primary Sources: Workshops In American History  "Concerning Emancipation: Who Freed The Slaves?"  This workshop examines the role of the enslaved in bringing about the end of slavery in the United States. Through analysis of President Lincoln's attitudes and actions before and during the Civil War, and correspondence, speeches, legislative orders, newspaper articles, and letters written by African Americans, enslaved and free, workshop participants debate the influences prompting Emancipation.G

3:00 am 
Engaging with Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 3-5  "Workshop 4. Classroom Dialogues"  The teachers examine the various roles the teacher plays in class discussions. D

4:00 am 
Mechanical Universeā€¦And Beyond, The  "Conservation of Energy"  According to one of the major laws of physics, energy is neither created nor destroyed. D

4:30 am 
Democracy In America  "Bureaucracy: A Controversial Necessity"  This program reveals how the American bureaucracy delivers significant services directly to the people, how it has expanded in response to citizen demands for increased government services, and how bureaucrats sometimes face contradictory expectations that are difficult to satisfy. D

5:00 am 
Newsline   NULL

5:30 am 
Connect with English  "Changes/The Farm"  Sandy goes to a women's shelter. Kevin decides to go out to his uncle's farm and Rebecca and him pack up their apartment.G

6:00 am 

6:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Tough Enough/Stars In Your Eyes"  Tough Enough? - Thinking that it'll make him more appealing to Sheriff Lewis, T-Bone decides to "toughen up." T-Bone eventually learns that it's much nicer to be nice than to be tough-and everyone loves him just the way he is. Stars In Your Eyes - Charley gets a new telescope and offers to bring it to Emily Elizabeth's "space" theme party. D

7:00 am 
Arthur  "Buster's Secret Admirer/The Last King of Lambland"  Buster's Secret Admirer - Buster receives a box of chocolates in the mail from a secret admirer. Could it be Fern? Muffy? Francine?! It's driving him crazy! Who could possibly like him that much?? The Last King of Lambland - James receives a gift from his uncle in Scotland.a toy lamb that will supposedly give its owner the powers of the legendary James the Squinty, leader of the clan MacDoogal-Donal's! Will this new-found power go straight to James' head?. D

7:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze"  Monkeyshines Martha - Helen's hefty schoolwork load leaves her with little time left to spend with Martha. At loose ends, Martha finds a friend in Professor Monkey, whose wacky inventions propel Martha into a world of new adventures. Vocabulary: (E) relie(f)(ve), genius, unwind, cherish, pressure. D

8:00 am 
Curious George  "Monkey Size Me/Metal Detective"  Monkey Size Me - It's hard being a little monkey in a big world. George tries to throw the Man with the Yellow Hat the perfect surprise party, but he orders a cake too big to fit in the freezer and he's too short to hang the decorations from the ceiling. George fantasizes about a life where everything is monkey-sized. D

8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Bounce/Timmy Tippy Toe"  Bounce - Nick and Sally are wondering why their ball is so bouncy. Fish tells them it's because it's made from rubber, and rubber comes from trees. Cat doesn't believe him so it's time to ask the expert, Dr. Twiggles! It turns out Fish is right! And Dr. Twiggles shows them all just how rubber is made, and all the wonderful things rubber can make! Timmy Tippy Toe - Nick and Sally are playing on a climbing frame but just can't manage to get to the top. D

9:00 am 
Super Why!  "Alice In Wonderland"  Oh dear! Princess Pea is so busy playing, she's late to Sleeping Beauty's birthday party and misses all the fun! The reading heroes tumble down the rabbit hole in a madcap adventure to catch up with a famous white rabbit who is also tardy! Super Why and his friends must get through the topsy-turvy house and past the Queen of Hearts herself to find out if the white rabbit makes it to the tea party on time! Educational Objectives: To learn a helpful tool for being on time. Fun interactive games help preschoolers match letters of the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story!. D

9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Shiny and Snakes/Tiny Loves Flowers"  Shiny gets over her fear of snakes when Tiny challenges the Nature Trackers to meet the ultimate snake: the Sanajeh, a huge Cretaceous snake from what is now India. Dad takes the kids on the Dinosaur Train to find Sana Sanajeh, who may be huge, but turns out to be quite friendly. Once Shiny and Sana become friends, Shiny returns home with the knowledge that snakes aren't scary - they're just another part of nature! Tiny is horrified when her favorite buttercups all wilt, so Mom takes her and the family to the Big Pond, where she remembers seeing a whole lot of buttercups in bloom. D

10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Me Am What Me Am"  A very hungry Cookie Monster is waiting for Chris to finish baking cookies, but it's hard for him to wait! Chris offers Cookie Monster carrots to eat in the meantime, and he gobbles them all up. All of a sudden Mario Lopez, a reporter for EXTRA Sesame Street, appears and announces on his show that Cookie Monster is now the Veggie Monster! Cookie Monster, panicked, explains that even though he does love to eat healthy carrots, he is not the Veggie Monster. But everyone insists on calling him the Veggie Monster anyway. D

11:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "A Trip To The Enchanted Garden/A Trip To The Crayon Factory"  A Trip to the Enchanted Garden - The Tiger family is making strawberry pancakes for breakfast this morning, but when Mom looks more closely in the kitchen, she realizes there are no more strawberries left. They all head to the Enchanted Garden, where Mom Tiger shows Daniel the strawberry patch. Daniel is very curious, and learns that if he looks closely, he may be able to answer his own questions about how strawberries grow and learn something new. D

11:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Climb, Ignatz, Climb!"  Sid pretends that his stuffed animal panda is going on an adventure to the top of the playground slide. Sid and his friends make a plan and use simple machines like wheels, inclined planes, levers and pulleys to get the panda all the way to the top of the slide!. D

12:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Snug As A Bug/Nightlight"  Snug as a Bug: Frog helps insomniac Bug figure out the end of the rhyme "snug as a bug in a ." so that Bug can sleep. Nightlight: The rest of Word World is trying to sleep, but Bear is keeping everyone awake with her all-night racket. D

12:30 pm 
Caillou  "Nature"  Today Caillou discovers the wonders of the natural world. Grandma introduces Caillou to the many birds that live in the park, and then gives him a bird house for his own backyard. That's why Caillou's prepared when he and Sarah find a baby bird that's fallen from its nest, and they nurse it back to health. D

1:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Emperor's Contest and Beethoven's Hear!"  The Emperor's Contest: Everyone is excited about a fishing contest that is being held in the park, everyone except Ryan, who doesn't want to follow the contest rules. When Ryan is tempted not to follow the rules, Barney tells a story called "The Emperor's Contest" about a boy who had a similar problem. When it's over, Ryan decides that honesty is the best policy! Educational theme: Honesty. D

1:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Best Times!"  Sir Topham Hatt announces that the library is holding a special story time for all the children. He needs an engine to deliver the storybooks. Thomas is so excited that he has been chosen for the special that he doesn't wait to for the books to be tied in place. D

2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Monkey Size Me/Metal Detective"  Monkey Size Me - It's hard being a little monkey in a big world. George tries to throw the Man with the Yellow Hat the perfect surprise party, but he orders a cake too big to fit in the freezer and he's too short to hang the decorations from the ceiling. George fantasizes about a life where everything is monkey-sized. D

2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze"  Monkeyshines Martha - Helen's hefty schoolwork load leaves her with little time left to spend with Martha. At loose ends, Martha finds a friend in Professor Monkey, whose wacky inventions propel Martha into a world of new adventures. Vocabulary: (E) relie(f)(ve), genius, unwind, cherish, pressure. D

3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Wordball Games"  Right before the yearly Wordball Games, the neighborhood Olympics, Hector sprains his ankle. With Hector unable to compete, The Electric Company does not have enough players to participate against the four Pranksters! But when Manny also gets hurt, the numbers are even once again. Now the question is, can Marcus handle Hector's event the Word Obstacle course?. D

3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Bummertime/The Homerun King"  Bummertime - t's the last day of summer and Becky just wants to read her favorite book in the hammock and play outside with her friends . but Tobey and his latest robot creation, Chronos, are getting in the way. She has to figure out how to stop crime and still enjoy her last day of vacation. D

4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Falcon City"  The Kratt brothers are itching to fly with the world's fastest animal, the Peregrine falcon, which can hit top speeds of 240 mph. But their efforts are side-tracked when the rest of the Wild Kratts team challenges them to find the falcon in the city instead of in the wild, and Chris' Creature Power Suit is accidentally activated with Pigeon Powers ! But then they discover that Zach is sending his Zachbots to clean off a building that has a peregrine falcon nests with chicks! Martin and Chris must activate their Peregrine falcons powers and harness the force of gravity to pull off a high flying creature rescue!. D

4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Poddleville Case"  (topic: Patterns) - The diabolical Hacker wreaks havoc when he steals the power pods of Poddleville, a cybercity filled with patterns. Our heroes must use math and logic to crack the double pattern that unlocks the Poddles' cyberpower vault before Hacker and his henchmen do! The Big Idea: Patterns are sequences that repeat or change in an orderly way. You can use patterns to predict the next step in solving a problem. D

5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "There's Food Safety and Then There's Food Safety"  Ruff sends Harsha, Noel and Sam to build a foolproof structure that can protect a tortilla chip and Grandma Ruffman's cake. Sammy visits Spanish Harlem in New York City. D

5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Regulators want to make mutual fund money markets safer. NBR's Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh has more on what the government is trying to do. The third quarter comes to a close and the fourth could be even better for investors. D

5:56 pm 
Newshour Promo   NULL

6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

7:00 pm 
Washington Week   NULL

7:30 pm 
Need to Know   JEFF GREENFIELD ANCHORS. This week, Need to Know's Mona Iskander travels to Virginia, a critical swing state in the 2012 election, to examine how the state's Republican-controlled general assembly's efforts to curb abortion could affect the presidential contest. Anchor Jeff Greenfield interviews Elaine Kamarck of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. D

8:00 pm 
Foyle's War  "A Lesson In Murder - Part 2"  With two deaths to investigate, complications arise as Milner and Sam are caught up in the case. Part 2 of 2G

9:00 pm 
The Cliburn: 50 Years of Gold   This program follows the 50-year history of one of the world's most prestigious music competitions - the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. The retrospective filmed with dynamic piano performances and stories of competitors, includes historic footage and interviews with Van Cliburn himself.G

10:00 pm 
Live From Lincoln Center  "The Philharmonic Opening Gala with Itzhak Perlman"  Join the excitement of the gala that marks the beginning of the 2012-13 season with violinist Itzhak Perlman and conductor Alan Gilbert. Showpieces for violin and orchestra include music by Massenet, John Williams and Sarasate. The orchestra also performs Respighi's Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome.G

11:30 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

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