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1:00 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

2:00 am 
Artifacts & Fiction: Workshop In American Literature  "Workshop 2. Political History"  Speeches, protest posters, and cartoons capture the political views of various groups. Pairing the study of literature with close readings of appropriate political artifacts, this session demonstrates how to comprehend the place and time of a text. D

3:00 am 
Teaching Geography  "Europe"  Two case studies analyze developments toward a more unified Europe. First is an exploration of Berlin. D

4:00 am 
Place of Our Own  "Week In Review"  NULL

4:30 am 
Los Ninos En Su Casa  "Recuento Semanal"  NULL

5:00 am 
BBC World News   NULL

5:30 am 
Connect with English  "Thanksgiving/Starting Over"  Rebecca and Kevin enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving celebration with Uncle Brendan's family and Rebecca returns to San Francisco.G

6:00 am 
Fitness Show  "Strength Training for Health"  You don't need to join a gym or hire a personal trainer: just add motivation! Colin show another effective resistance training exercise that minimizes joint stress while building muscles to new heights of strength. Ronald Teed, MD joins Colin for a discussion on how critical strength training is for those with lower extremity injuries/disease. D

6:30 am 
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  "Neighborhood Opera: "Windstorm In Bubbleland""  There is never any trouble in Bubbleland until a windstorm threatens to destroy everything. Hildegarde Hummingbird, the smallest creature of all, tries to warn everyone. She is ignored and leaves Bubbleland.G

7:00 am 
Arthur  "Buster's Green Thumb/My Fair Tommy"  Buster's Green Thumb - Buster finds out that his collection of old food makes excellent compost - which makes for even better tomatoes! But he's dismayed when he runs out of fresh veggies to give away. until his new friend who runs the community garden shows him what it takes to grow and care for his own plants. My Fair Tommy - Neither of the Tibble twins has ever won the coveted "Good Behavior of the Week" cupcake award. D

7:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Ain't Nothin' But A Pound Dog, Part 1 & Part 2"  Martha Ain't Nothin' but a Pound Dog, Part 1 - Martha loses her collar and winds up in the animal shelter. Martha Ain't Nothin' but a Pound Dog, Part 2 - When Martha's family comes to take her home, she decides she can't leave her shelter friends behind.G

8:00 am 
Curious George  "The Clean, Perfect Yellow Hat/Bee Is for Bear"  Can George fix the hole in the yellow hat in time? No one believes that George has seen a bear.G

8:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Now That's Using Your Brain"  When Sid figures out a new way to get ready for school super fast, Mom says to him, "Now that's using your brain!" Sid wants to know that means, and discovers that the brain controls all kinds of things like walking, thinking, breathing, and getting ready for school!. D

9:00 am 
Super Why!  "Juan Bobo and the Pig"  Red can't believe her ears! Could Grandma really have asked for a "pizza paper?" The Super Readers fly into a Puerto Rican folktale to meet a boy who thinks his Momma wants him to put his pig in a dress! Maybe both Juan Bobo and Red have misunderstood! Will the Super Readers untangle this silly situation before Juan Bobo's pig runs hog wild? Educational Objectives: To learn about the importance of getting all the information. Young viewers will use the alphabet, practice spelling skills and use the power to read to change the story!. D

9:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Dog Who Cried Woof/Doing The Right Thing"  The Dog Who Cried Woof - After overhearing Samuel tell the kids a scary story about Whiffy the Skunk Ghost, Clifford and T-Bone get a bit spooked. Cleo takes the opportunity to play a series of naughty tricks on them, but then finds them not believing her when she really needs them! She learns that it isn't nice to play tricks on people. ~~Doing the Right Thing - When T-Bone inadvertently "steals" a squeak toy, he experiences a guilt-induced dream where his conscience tries to show him the right thing to do. D

10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Telly's New Shoes"  Abby meets Chris to show off her new shoes that she got from the Shoe Fairy. When Telly walks in without any shoes, Abby tells him that he should make a shoe wish so the Shoe Fairy will come and give him his first pair of shoes. Telly can't decide on which pair of shoes he wants so he tells the Shoe Fairy to surprise him. D

11:00 am 
Dragon Tales  "Teasing Is Not Pleasing/Team Work"  Teasing is Not Pleasing - The big Dragonbasketball game is about to start, and Emmy is raring to go! The opposing team is from the School on the Lake, and Ord is worried because they're very good. Quetzal reminds the gang that the most important thing is to have fun. Go team, go! Buster and Mookie, players on the other team, pass the ball back and forth and score. D

11:30 am 
WordWorld  "Sh-Sh-Shark!/Dog Wants to Play Ball"  Sh-Sh-Shark!: Shark is misunderstood. Everyone is afraid of him and won't even give him a chance to prove he's friendly. Everyone but Duck, that is, who doesn't know that the letters s and h together make the 'sh' sound, and therefore doesn't know who Shark is. D

12:00 pm 
Caillou  "Caillou Can Do It!"  A Sweet and Sour Day - Caillou is helping Grandma water her flowers and fill the birdbath. When they get thirsty and need a break from gardening, Grandma finds there's no juice to be found in the fridge. No matter, Grandma shows Caillou how to make fruit juice from scratch, and it tastes so good that Mommy asks for seconds. D

12:30 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Reluctant Dragon, A Fairy Tale Adventure"  Barney teaches that you can't tell from the outside what someone might be like on the inside. He does this by telling a story about a dragon that wasn't at all what others thought she was. The villagers were afraid of her, but it turns out, she wasn't scary at all. D

1:00 pm 
It's A Big Big World  "The Big Sneeze/Go to Sleep Wartz"  Bob is allergic to a bouquet of flowers. Wartz is convinced that he doesn't need any rest.G

1:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Night Time"  The show uses a clay animation fantasy world of Zabooland and the live-action outpost Animal Junction, where the Kratt Brothers and Zoboomafoo come together to explore world of animals and teach children how to make friends with them.G

2:00 pm 
Between the Lions  "Here Come The Aliens/Abiyoyo"  Strange creatures lurk in outer space, but even stranger creatures dwell right here on earth. Educational Goals: Highlights the joys of reading and introduces key literacy skills. Focuses on the sounds qu and z, teaches about q being paired with u, and introduces the prefixes un and re. D

2:30 pm 
Reading Rainbow  "Show Way"  Show Way traces the lineage of one family's women who began creating quilts with secret maps to freedom during the years of slavery and continued in the generations beyond as a tribute to the past. Host LeVar Burton and his family discover some items from earlier relatives, and then we meet a grandmother who inspires her grandson, family members and others with her childhood memories of surviving the Holocaust during World War II. Feature book: Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson, illus. D

3:00 pm 
Curious George  "The Clean, Perfect Yellow Hat/Bee Is for Bear"  Can George fix the hole in the yellow hat in time? No one believes that George has seen a bear.G

3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Mousezilla/Villain School"  Mousezilla - Team Botsford goes head-to-head against Team Heaslip in the citywide scavenger hunt. Dr. Two-Brains and Tobey have also teamed up to create a mighty, metal Mouse-Zilla robot to attack the city and steal all its cheese. Will WordGirl be able to defeat Mouse-zilla and help the Botsford's win the scavenger hunt? Vocab words: Collaborate, Quest Villian School - In an attempt to inspire some novice villains, The Coach invites his prize student, The Whammer, to speak at his new school for Evil Villains and Arch Enemies. D

4:00 pm 
Maya & Miguel  "Maya and Miguel, Come On Down!"  Maya and Miguel seem to have an aptitude for their favorite TV game show. But when they decide to audition, they discover that they have very different approaches to training. As they move from one stage to the next -- preparing for the audition, passing the trial, training for the show -- their own rivalry grows more intense, and they lose the knack of working together. D

4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Out of Sync"  The balance and harmony of the Mount Olympus cybersite is controlled and protected by the Music of the Spheres. When Hacker disrupts this balance and throws the site into utter chaos, the kids and Digit have until sunset to make the sound of the music right! For the beat to go on, the kids must recreate the music and find the missing element in the musical pattern. The Big Idea: You can use mathematical patterns to create and understand memorable musical rhythMs. Math Topic: Patterns in Music NCTM Links: Algebra, Connections. D

5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Gravity Groove"  When Lisa and Shock enter a dance contest, Francine does her best to sabotage them. Can Lisa and Shock overcome Francine's pranks and win the contest with their Gravity Groove?. D

5:30 pm 

6:00 pm 

7:00 pm 
Washington Week   NULL

7:30 pm 
NOW on PBS   What will jobs of the future look like? Many studying that question are seeing green - green jobs. And with President Obama promising to create 5 million "green-collar" jobs over the next 10 years, some are predicting these new career paths in energy efficiency and clean power will transform the American economy. NOW on PBS talks with environmental activist Van Jones, founder of "Green For All," a group dedicated to bringing green jobs to disadvantaged Americans. D

8:00 pm 
Bill Moyers Journal   Award-winning producer Sherry Jones presents a comprehensive documentary - more than 18 months in the making - that examines America's detention and interrogation practices in the "war on terror. " Bill Moyers Journal presents "Torturing Democracy," which examines how coercive interrogation methods were used by the CIA and migrated to the United States military at Guantanamo Bay and other locations as well as the charges that these interrogations became "at a minimum, cruel and inhuman treatment and, at worst, torture," in the words of the former General Counsel of the United States Navy, Alberto Mora. It carefully presents the evidence that the Bush administration promoted these methods and developed legal justification for the practice. D

9:00 pm 
Sherlock Holmes  "The Man with the Twisted Lip"  When Neville St. Clair fails to return home from London on the 5:14 from Cannon Street, Mrs. St. Clair engages Holmes to find out what happened. What Holmes discovers is that St. Clair's daily routine is not what it appears.G

10:00 pm 
Great Performances  "The Police Certifiable"  In the early 1980s, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland and Sting - known as the Police - revitalize the 1970s rock scene with their signature fusion of punk, New Wave and reggae sounds. The three musicians go separate ways in 1986 - frontman Sting to a solo career - but unite one more time to tour in 2007. GREAT PERFORMANCES captures the scene in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as the Police rocks again with "Roxanne," "Message in a Bottle" and more.G

11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

12:30 am 
Economics U$A  "Exchange Rates"  Governments try to control exchange rates, as seen in the Plaza Accord of 1985 and the Louvre Accord of 1987. Updated 2003. D

1:00 am 
Seasons of Life  "Middle Adulthood (Ages 40-60)"  Older adults are concerned with creating a legacy for the next generation, changes in life direction, and personal goal achievement.G

2:00 am 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Sex and Gender"  Analyzes the similarities and differences between males and females, and how sex roles reflect social values and psychological knowledge.G

2:30 am 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Maturing and Aging"  Explains what really happens, physically and psychologically, as we age, and how society reacts to the last stages of life.G

3:00 am 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "The Microbial Universe"  The world of microorganisms is diverse and dynamic. All other life forms depend on microbes to make life on earth sustainable. The first program examines the scope and nature of the world of microorganisms and delves into the relationships of microbes to other life forMs.. D

3:30 am 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "The Unity of Living Systems"  All life has evolved with only two basic architectural styles, procaryotic and eucaryotic whose structure and function are the focus of this program. It also emphasizes the molecular and biochemical similarity of all life. Viruses, the exception to the two basic type theme, are examined in detail. D

4:00 am 
What's Up in the Universe?   Explores our own planet's relationship and similarities with the other planets in our solar system and ponders in a truly contemporary matrix the age old question, "Are we alone?" A question made more profound with the recent discovery of extra solar planets orbiting sun-like stars, and the new discoveries being transmitted daily from sources beyond our own galaxy.G

5:00 am 
News Writing  "Column Writing and Editorial Writing"  Reveals the relationships among hard news writing, opinion writing, journalisticncritique, and column writing, illustrating how "objective" front-page news can coexistnwith coverage in other sections. Dave Barry and Andy Rooney examine humor inncolumn writing, Siskel and Ebert discuss criticism, and Pulitzer Prize-winningneditorial writers dissect the elements of good opinion writing. D

5:30 am 
News Writing  "Covering Disasters"  Demonstrates use of journalism's basic principles in crisis situations and underndeadline pressure. Journalists who have covered earthquakes, chemical spills, severenweather, and plane crashes discuss the difference between theory and practice duringncommunity emergencies. D

6:00 am 
Daisy Cooks! With Daisy Martinez  "Pasta Latino"  Daisy whips up latin-influenced pasta dishes - Spain's classic seafood and angel hair pasta and a family favorite called Grandma's chicken and spaghetti.G

6:30 am 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Class  "Sauce for Skewers"  Joanne gives Pam a hands-on seminar in entertaining for a crowd using a variety of simple, flavor-packed sauces paired with skewers of meat, poultry and seafood. Recipes: Skorthalia, Almond and Olive Relish, Tzatziki, Green Olive, Shallot and Preserved Lemon Salsa, Moroccan Aioli. Student Name: Pam Hart - Retiree. D

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "Israel"  Rick visits Jerusalem, home to ancient holy sites of Jews, Christians, Muslims and Armenians. He also travels to the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Jericho and the desert mountain fortress of Masada.G

7:30 am 
Travelscope  "Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage"  Cruising with the PTV at Sea group on the luxurious Regent Seven Seas Mariner, Joseph travels through Alaska's Inside Passage with stops in Prince Rupert, BC, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka, Alaska for scenic and cultural experiences. D

8:00 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Spring Bulbs"  Smith profiles spring bulbs from his garden. He speaks with a bulb expert who shows how to incorporate bulbs into a garden.G

8:30 am 
This Old House  "Weston Project, Part 7 of 16"  Norm Abrams tours the first and second floors of the project with the architect. The back-to-back kids' bathrooms are assembled in the shop as one pre-built module.G

9:00 am 
American Woodshop  "Mission Style Oak Dining Table"  Scott chooses white oak to make this mortise-and-tenon table. Special drum sanding tools are used.G

9:30 am 
Cultivating Life  "Cat"  Topics include catmints for any garden, a catfish salad and cats as pets.G

10:00 am 
Sewing with Nancy  "Trace 'n Create Bags, Part 2"  Transform a simple crescent shaped bag into a stylish eye-catching accessory. Choose appropriate fabric and learn to make various tab and zipper closures plus straps and strap connectors with Nancy's expert guidance. Create this classic crescent bag with one of a kind style!. D

10:30 am 
One Stroke Painting with Donna Dewberry  "Fruits of Labor"  Donna demonstrates how to paint apples, plums and pears to decorate a kitchen. She shares tips for matching dishes and walls.G

11:00 am 
Simply Ming  "Hot Water Dough/Shallots"  Ming combines a hot water dough with the French ingredient shallots for shallot pancakes. Guest chef Iris Tsai, Ming's Mom, makes her pork stir-fried bing.G

11:30 am 
Lidia's Italy  "Tutto Pasta"  In Naples, Lidia discovers secrets of the wine of Feudi di San Gregorio. In the kitchen, she fixes a menu of various pastas.G

12:00 pm 
Economics U$A  "International Trade"  This program discusses the effects of international trade, tariffs, and quotas versus free trade. Updated 2002. D

12:30 pm 
Economics U$A  "Exchange Rates"  Governments try to control exchange rates, as seen in the Plaza Accord of 1985 and the Louvre Accord of 1987. Updated 2003. D

1:00 pm 
Seasons of Life  "Middle Adulthood (Ages 40-60)"  Older adults are concerned with creating a legacy for the next generation, changes in life direction, and personal goal achievement.G

2:00 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Sex and Gender"  Analyzes the similarities and differences between males and females, and how sex roles reflect social values and psychological knowledge.G

2:30 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Maturing and Aging"  Explains what really happens, physically and psychologically, as we age, and how society reacts to the last stages of life.G

3:00 pm 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "The Microbial Universe"  The world of microorganisms is diverse and dynamic. All other life forms depend on microbes to make life on earth sustainable. The first program examines the scope and nature of the world of microorganisms and delves into the relationships of microbes to other life forMs.. D

3:30 pm 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "The Unity of Living Systems"  All life has evolved with only two basic architectural styles, procaryotic and eucaryotic whose structure and function are the focus of this program. It also emphasizes the molecular and biochemical similarity of all life. Viruses, the exception to the two basic type theme, are examined in detail. D

4:00 pm 
What's Up in the Universe?   Explores our own planet's relationship and similarities with the other planets in our solar system and ponders in a truly contemporary matrix the age old question, "Are we alone?" A question made more profound with the recent discovery of extra solar planets orbiting sun-like stars, and the new discoveries being transmitted daily from sources beyond our own galaxy.G

5:00 pm 
News Writing  "Column Writing and Editorial Writing"  Reveals the relationships among hard news writing, opinion writing, journalisticncritique, and column writing, illustrating how "objective" front-page news can coexistnwith coverage in other sections. Dave Barry and Andy Rooney examine humor inncolumn writing, Siskel and Ebert discuss criticism, and Pulitzer Prize-winningneditorial writers dissect the elements of good opinion writing. D

5:30 pm 
News Writing  "Covering Disasters"  Demonstrates use of journalism's basic principles in crisis situations and underndeadline pressure. Journalists who have covered earthquakes, chemical spills, severenweather, and plane crashes discuss the difference between theory and practice duringncommunity emergencies. D

6:00 pm 
Daisy Cooks! With Daisy Martinez  "Pasta Latino"  Daisy whips up latin-influenced pasta dishes - Spain's classic seafood and angel hair pasta and a family favorite called Grandma's chicken and spaghetti.G

6:30 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Class  "Sauce for Skewers"  Joanne gives Pam a hands-on seminar in entertaining for a crowd using a variety of simple, flavor-packed sauces paired with skewers of meat, poultry and seafood. Recipes: Skorthalia, Almond and Olive Relish, Tzatziki, Green Olive, Shallot and Preserved Lemon Salsa, Moroccan Aioli. Student Name: Pam Hart - Retiree. D

7:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "Israel"  Rick visits Jerusalem, home to ancient holy sites of Jews, Christians, Muslims and Armenians. He also travels to the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Jericho and the desert mountain fortress of Masada.G

7:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage"  Cruising with the PTV at Sea group on the luxurious Regent Seven Seas Mariner, Joseph travels through Alaska's Inside Passage with stops in Prince Rupert, BC, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka, Alaska for scenic and cultural experiences. D

8:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Spring Bulbs"  Smith profiles spring bulbs from his garden. He speaks with a bulb expert who shows how to incorporate bulbs into a garden.G

8:30 pm 
This Old House  "Weston Project, Part 7 of 16"  Norm Abrams tours the first and second floors of the project with the architect. The back-to-back kids' bathrooms are assembled in the shop as one pre-built module.G

9:00 pm 
American Woodshop  "Mission Style Oak Dining Table"  Scott chooses white oak to make this mortise-and-tenon table. Special drum sanding tools are used.G

9:30 pm 
Cultivating Life  "Cat"  Topics include catmints for any garden, a catfish salad and cats as pets.G

10:00 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Trace 'n Create Bags, Part 2"  Transform a simple crescent shaped bag into a stylish eye-catching accessory. Choose appropriate fabric and learn to make various tab and zipper closures plus straps and strap connectors with Nancy's expert guidance. Create this classic crescent bag with one of a kind style!. D

10:30 pm 
One Stroke Painting with Donna Dewberry  "Fruits of Labor"  Donna demonstrates how to paint apples, plums and pears to decorate a kitchen. She shares tips for matching dishes and walls.G

11:00 pm 
Simply Ming  "Hot Water Dough/Shallots"  Ming combines a hot water dough with the French ingredient shallots for shallot pancakes. Guest chef Iris Tsai, Ming's Mom, makes her pork stir-fried bing.G

11:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy  "Tutto Pasta"  In Naples, Lidia discovers secrets of the wine of Feudi di San Gregorio. In the kitchen, she fixes a menu of various pastas.G

1:00 am 

2:00 am 

2:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Kevin Spacey (Actor/Producer). D

3:00 am 
Most Honorable Son   After the Pearl Harbor attack, Nebraska farmer Ben Kuroki volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps. He would become the first Japanese-American war hero, surviving 58 missions as an aerial gunner. Between tours of duty he also generated controversy by becoming a lone spokesman against the racism faced by other Japanese-Americans sent to internment camps.G

4:00 am 
Charlie Rose   NULL

5:00 am 
Think Tank With Ben Wattenberg  "The American Musical, Part 1"  From Showboat to The Lion King, from Oklahoma to A Chorus Line, the lights of Broadway burn brightly in the imaginations of millions of people around the world. The Broadway musical is a unique 20th-century art form, combining comedy and romance, music and dance. With mega-hits like The Phantom of the Opera passing 8,000 performances, are we seeing a new golden age of the musical? Or are the corporate-backed blockbusters squeezing out new creative voices? Who will join the ranks of Rodgers, Hart, Hammerstein and Sondheim? What do the themes of musicals tell us about the story of America? To find out, THINK TANK is joined by Wiley Hausam (executive director of the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University; associate producer on the Tony Award-winning Broadway show Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk; editor of The New American Musical: An Anthology From the End of the Century) and Judy Kaye (longtime musical theater performer: The Sound of Music, Kiss Me Kate, Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell and Sweeney Todd; Tony Award winner for her role as Carlotta Giudicelli in The Phantom of the Opera). D

5:30 am 
Second Opinion: Taking Charge of Your Healthcare  "Ovarian Cancer"  One of the deadliest forms of cancer, ovarian cancer is also one of the few cancers through which genetic testing can determine a person's susceptibility. This episode explores the challenges faced by a woman who is balancing the opportunity to know her genetic profile by way of limited diagnostic testing with the sometimes radical treatment options that are available. D

6:00 am 
American Masters  "Hollywood Chinese"  From the first Chinese-American film in 1916 to Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, this production examines the contributions and portrayals of Chinese people in the industry. Often humorous, sometimes maddening but inspiring, film clips and storytellers - Wayne Wang, Joan Chen, Nancy Kwan, Amy Tan - weave a rich tapestry and complex history.G

7:30 am 
Becoming American: Personal Journeys  "AIDS Researcher David Ho and Businesswoman Shirley Young"  DAVID HO - Recognized as one of the leaders in AIDS research, Dr. David Ho's seminal discoveries about the nature of HIV and effective therapies has resulted in dramatic reductions in AIDS-associated mortality in developed countries since 1996. He is the founding Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, a world-renowned biomedical research institute. He is also the Irene Diamond Professor at The Rockefeller University and an honorary professor at both Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. D

8:00 am 
Becoming American: Personal Journeys  "Author Gish Jen and Nobel prize-winning physicist Samuel Ting"  GISH JEN - Second generation Chinese American Gish Jen grew up in Scarsdale and graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English. She has become a leading literary voice about the Chinese American experience and is known for her humorous yet incisive short stories and novels about Chinese American life, including the acclaimed novels Typical American (1991) and Mona in the Promised Land (1996). A collection of her short stories, Who's Irish?, was published in 1999. D

8:30 am 
Becoming American: Personal Journeys  "Artist/Architect Maya Lin"  MAYA LIN - One of the rare few who has managed to forge a path in both art and architecture, Maya Lin is a sculptor, architect, designer and craftswoman. Lin catapulted into the public eye when, as a senior at Yale University, she was the controversial choice to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to be built in Washington, D.C. Born in Athens, Ohio, where her father was the dean of fine arts at Ohio University and her mother is a professor of literature, Lin has also designed the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama; The Woman's Table at Yale University; a 38-foot clock for Penn Station in New York City; the Peace Chapel at Juniata College in Pennsylvania and the Museum of African Art in lower Manhattan. D

9:00 am 
Most Honorable Son   After the Pearl Harbor attack, Nebraska farmer Ben Kuroki volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps. He would become the first Japanese-American war hero, surviving 58 missions as an aerial gunner. Between tours of duty he also generated controversy by becoming a lone spokesman against the racism faced by other Japanese-Americans sent to internment camps.G

10:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Family Ranch Heritage"  Since 1879, the Small family has worked their eastern Idaho ranch. Each generation finds a way to preserve their lifestyle. Today three generations care for the land and cattle alongside guests who pay to work hard in the saddle each fall.G

10:30 am 
Dialogue  "Smart Grid"  Host Joan Cartan-Hansen sits down with Mike Weedall, Vice President of Energy Efficiency at the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), and BPA Spokesperson Kathryn Pruder. They will explain the function and impact of a new technology called the "Smart Grid" that the U.S. government is pursuing.G

11:00 am 
Think Tank With Ben Wattenberg  "The American Musical, Part 1"  From Showboat to The Lion King, from Oklahoma to A Chorus Line, the lights of Broadway burn brightly in the imaginations of millions of people around the world. The Broadway musical is a unique 20th-century art form, combining comedy and romance, music and dance. With mega-hits like The Phantom of the Opera passing 8,000 performances, are we seeing a new golden age of the musical? Or are the corporate-backed blockbusters squeezing out new creative voices? Who will join the ranks of Rodgers, Hart, Hammerstein and Sondheim? What do the themes of musicals tell us about the story of America? To find out, THINK TANK is joined by Wiley Hausam (executive director of the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University; associate producer on the Tony Award-winning Broadway show Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk; editor of The New American Musical: An Anthology From the End of the Century) and Judy Kaye (longtime musical theater performer: The Sound of Music, Kiss Me Kate, Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell and Sweeney Todd; Tony Award winner for her role as Carlotta Giudicelli in The Phantom of the Opera). D

11:30 am 
Second Opinion: Taking Charge of Your Healthcare  "Ovarian Cancer"  One of the deadliest forms of cancer, ovarian cancer is also one of the few cancers through which genetic testing can determine a person's susceptibility. This episode explores the challenges faced by a woman who is balancing the opportunity to know her genetic profile by way of limited diagnostic testing with the sometimes radical treatment options that are available. D

12:00 pm 
American Masters  "Hollywood Chinese"  From the first Chinese-American film in 1916 to Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, this production examines the contributions and portrayals of Chinese people in the industry. Often humorous, sometimes maddening but inspiring, film clips and storytellers - Wayne Wang, Joan Chen, Nancy Kwan, Amy Tan - weave a rich tapestry and complex history.G

1:30 pm 
Becoming American: Personal Journeys  "AIDS Researcher David Ho and Businesswoman Shirley Young"  DAVID HO - Recognized as one of the leaders in AIDS research, Dr. David Ho's seminal discoveries about the nature of HIV and effective therapies has resulted in dramatic reductions in AIDS-associated mortality in developed countries since 1996. He is the founding Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, a world-renowned biomedical research institute. He is also the Irene Diamond Professor at The Rockefeller University and an honorary professor at both Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. D

2:00 pm 
Becoming American: Personal Journeys  "Author Gish Jen and Nobel prize-winning physicist Samuel Ting"  GISH JEN - Second generation Chinese American Gish Jen grew up in Scarsdale and graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English. She has become a leading literary voice about the Chinese American experience and is known for her humorous yet incisive short stories and novels about Chinese American life, including the acclaimed novels Typical American (1991) and Mona in the Promised Land (1996). A collection of her short stories, Who's Irish?, was published in 1999. D

2:30 pm 
Becoming American: Personal Journeys  "Artist/Architect Maya Lin"  MAYA LIN - One of the rare few who has managed to forge a path in both art and architecture, Maya Lin is a sculptor, architect, designer and craftswoman. Lin catapulted into the public eye when, as a senior at Yale University, she was the controversial choice to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to be built in Washington, D.C. Born in Athens, Ohio, where her father was the dean of fine arts at Ohio University and her mother is a professor of literature, Lin has also designed the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama; The Woman's Table at Yale University; a 38-foot clock for Penn Station in New York City; the Peace Chapel at Juniata College in Pennsylvania and the Museum of African Art in lower Manhattan. D

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American Masters  "Hollywood Chinese"  From the first Chinese-American film in 1916 to Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, this production examines the contributions and portrayals of Chinese people in the industry. Often humorous, sometimes maddening but inspiring, film clips and storytellers - Wayne Wang, Joan Chen, Nancy Kwan, Amy Tan - weave a rich tapestry and complex history.G

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Becoming American: Personal Journeys  "AIDS Researcher David Ho and Businesswoman Shirley Young"  DAVID HO - Recognized as one of the leaders in AIDS research, Dr. David Ho's seminal discoveries about the nature of HIV and effective therapies has resulted in dramatic reductions in AIDS-associated mortality in developed countries since 1996. He is the founding Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, a world-renowned biomedical research institute. He is also the Irene Diamond Professor at The Rockefeller University and an honorary professor at both Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. D

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Becoming American: Personal Journeys  "Author Gish Jen and Nobel prize-winning physicist Samuel Ting"  GISH JEN - Second generation Chinese American Gish Jen grew up in Scarsdale and graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English. She has become a leading literary voice about the Chinese American experience and is known for her humorous yet incisive short stories and novels about Chinese American life, including the acclaimed novels Typical American (1991) and Mona in the Promised Land (1996). A collection of her short stories, Who's Irish?, was published in 1999. D

7:30 pm 
Becoming American: Personal Journeys  "Artist/Architect Maya Lin"  MAYA LIN - One of the rare few who has managed to forge a path in both art and architecture, Maya Lin is a sculptor, architect, designer and craftswoman. Lin catapulted into the public eye when, as a senior at Yale University, she was the controversial choice to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to be built in Washington, D.C. Born in Athens, Ohio, where her father was the dean of fine arts at Ohio University and her mother is a professor of literature, Lin has also designed the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama; The Woman's Table at Yale University; a 38-foot clock for Penn Station in New York City; the Peace Chapel at Juniata College in Pennsylvania and the Museum of African Art in lower Manhattan. D

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Outdoor Idaho  "Family Ranch Heritage"  Since 1879, the Small family has worked their eastern Idaho ranch. Each generation finds a way to preserve their lifestyle. Today three generations care for the land and cattle alongside guests who pay to work hard in the saddle each fall.G

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Becoming American: Personal Journeys  "AIDS Researcher David Ho and Businesswoman Shirley Young"  DAVID HO - Recognized as one of the leaders in AIDS research, Dr. David Ho's seminal discoveries about the nature of HIV and effective therapies has resulted in dramatic reductions in AIDS-associated mortality in developed countries since 1996. He is the founding Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, a world-renowned biomedical research institute. He is also the Irene Diamond Professor at The Rockefeller University and an honorary professor at both Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. D

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