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3:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Pruning an Overgrown Hedge; Installing a Kitchen Tile Backsplash"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner prune an overgrown evergreen hedge. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva ask "what is it?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner install a tile backsplash in his kitchen. D

3:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "The Power of Worms; Natures Miracle for Healthy Gardens"  Worms are an important ingredient of the soil and the compost pile. In the ground, an earthworm ploughs the soil, fights plant diseases, reduces pollution and turns ordinary dirt into fertile land. But in the compost pile, worms can steal the show. D

4:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Big Money, Big Media, Big Trouble"  Big money and big media have coupled to create a 'Disney World' of democracy in which TV shows, televised debates, even news coverage is being dumbed down, just as the volume is being turned up. The result is a public certainly more entertained, but less informed and personally involved than they should be, says Marty Kaplan, director of USC's Norman Lear Center and an entertainment industry veteran. This weekend on Moyers & Company, Bill Moyers talks with Kaplan about how taking news out of the journalism box and placing it in the entertainment box is hurting democracy and allowing special interest groups to manipulate the system. D

5:00 pm 
William and Mary   Kate has to wait for her university results because of a postal strike. Billy-Two-Hats, a postman, hand-delivers her letter but it is not the news she has been waiting for.G

6:00 pm 
NOVA  "Secrets of the Sun"  With new spacecraft and Earth-based telescopes, scientists are seeing new ways to analyze the sun, even re-creating in labs what happens at its very core. Their work is helping to understand aspects of the sun that have puzzled scientists for decades.G

7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Birders, Banders & Binoculars"  They can be fierce predators and some of the gentlest of creatures. Some are rare, others are quite common; but they all have the power to bewitch and bedazzle. Birds live in a world that for us is the stuff of dreams and wonder. We take to the field to celebrate birds and the people who study, care for, and watch them.G

7:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Bighorn Release, Photogeology, Willamette Valley Fen"  This follow-up on 60 years of bighorn restoration in historic sheep country near the John Day Fossil Beds finds one group of rams who took a wrong turn. A tour of Jordon Craters and Leslie Gulch exposes the wonders of Oregon geology.G

8:00 pm 
Finding Your Roots  "Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice and Ruth Simmons"  Each member of the trio has climbed to a professional pinnacle from a childhood in the Jim Crow South. DNA testing helps investigate family mysteries. Part 7 of 10G

9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Birdsong, Part 2"  Stephen and his men go over the top in one of the bloodiest battles ever recorded, the Battle of the Somme. The big operation is portended in one of Stephen's reveries of a bucolic boating party with Isabelle and her family down a languid French river, which a sign identifies as the Somme. Part 2 of 2G

10:30 pm 
New Tricks  "Lost In Translation"  New DNA tests are conducted on charred remains of an unidentified male corpse discovered in a forest in 1996. The results reveal a family link to a Home Office fingerprint analyst who is an Albanian refugee. Team members are drawn into a world of immigration loopholes, Albanian gangs and family feuds.G

11:30 pm 
Michael Graves: The Warehouse   The architect and designer opens the door to his private home in Princeton, New Jersey, which serves a a showpiece for Graves' interests and influences. The once derelict warehouse is now a living space, marrying the structure's original 1920s artisanal design with his personal touches. His private tour includes his cherished collections.G

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