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August 29, 2008
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5:30 am 
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  "Ready to Read"  Mister Rogers has lots of baseball caps and words that match the symbol on the cap, and Mr. McFeely brings a video showing how people make baseball caps.G
6:00 am 
Peep and the Big Wide World  "Chirp Builds A Nest/Stuck Duck"  Chirp Builds a Nest - Desperate to fly, Chirp wonders if building a nest will help her? The kids decide to build a house for their stuffed animals and action figures. With cardboard and tape they make an excellent 2 story house with a roof. Will it work in the rain? "Find some old boxes and try building your own house. D
6:30 am 
Arthur  "Happy Anniversary, Parts I & II"  Arthur's parents have been married for 10 years and it's time to celebrate! But the festivities are cut short when the van breaks down, stranding the whole family. Will the Reads miss their fancy dinner reservation? And what about Arthur's special "Bionic Bunny" sleepover with Buster?! Just when things couldn't get any worse, Arthur and D.W. end up locked in a diner storeroom - but when they hear the inspiring radio tale of Crooning Cowboy Kid Carter and his little sister sidekick, Arthur realizes that the best celebration of all is just being with his family. D
7:00 am 
Curious George  "Curious George Beats The Band/Hats and a Hole"  The symphony maestro announces that George is the winner of the conductor-for-a-day contest!G
7:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "To Catch A Bird/The Best Party Ever"  To Catch a Bird - When Jetta's trophy and locket are missing, all fingers and paws point to Emily - all of them except for Clifford's! The dogs, led by Clifford, finally prove Emily didn't steal anything, and Clifford learns the value of having faith in a friend. The Best Party Ever - Jetta ridicules Emily for not planning enough exciting activities for her birthday party, so Charley convinces Emily not to invite her. But Emily realizes that Jetta's feelings were hurt and invites her after all. D
8:00 am 
Super Why!  "The Emperor's New Clothes"  Littlest Pig is very embarrassed. Jill wants him to wear a bucket on his head for their game, and he feels just plain silly! The Super Readers dive into the tale of The Emperor's New Clothes and meet an Emperor who doesn't want to look ridiculous either! Trouble is, his clothes seem to be invisible, and there's nothing sillier than a parade in your underwear! Educational Objectives: To learn about communicating feelings, follow the alphabet, practice spelling skills and use the power to read to change the story. D
8:30 am 
Dragon Tales  "Express Yourself/A Snowman for All Seasons"  Express Yourself - The Doodle Fairies are unveiling a painting for Princess Kidoodle. As the gang flies to see it, Enrique tries a new nickname for Cassie - Pinky! Everyone loves the nickname, except Cassie. She is upset when Enrique uses it, but does not know how to express her hurt feelings. D
9:00 am 
Sesame Street   Oscar and Grundgetta are reading "The Tale of Sleeping Grouchy" and Slimey, Telly and Elmo join them. The story begins, "Once upon a time, there was a very, very, very grouchy princess." and it tells the tale of a princess that was so grouchy, she said things like, "Phooey! " "Ewwww!" and "Sounds horrible!" One day the grouchy princess was on a grouchy walk. D
10:00 am 
It's A Big Big World  "Color My World/Smooch's Caterpillar"  Snook teaches Bob that animals are different colors for their protection. Harry becomes a butterfly!G
10:30 am 
WordWorld  "Playing Spies/Wee Little Whale"  Playing Spies: When Sheep and Duck think that Dog has a secret, they decide to play "spy" to figure out the mystery. As they secretly watch Dog, they discover he wants to build a word with the "oo" sound. But will they be caught before they can guess Dog's secret? Wee Little Whale: Sheep rescues a tiny whale who is stuck in some seaweed and brings her home to her haystack. D
11:00 am 
Caillou  "All Kinds of Weather"  Rain, sleet, sun, and snow: Caillou is amazed by all the ways that weather changes. He's nearly in a state during a thunderstorm until Dad explains what thunder is (and how to tell it's going away). Caillou also makes the best of a rainy day by splashing in puddles. D
11:30 am 
Barney & Friends  "Winter and Summer"  Winter: When Baby Bop is surprised by the first day of cold weather, it's Barney that helps her see winter can be a wonderful time for fun. Baby Bop is getting discouraged, wondering if it will ever snow! Then, when she least expects it.the snow begins to fall! Summer: On a hot summer day, Barney teaches BJ about all the fun activities you can do during the summer. D
12:00 pm 
Teletubbies  "Handshapes Fist"  The Teletubbies Everywhere segment features Tinky Winky and the Tubby Custard Machine and the Noo Noo tidies up 5 Tubby Custard splats. The film from the USA features a little girl and her brother making pictures using their hands. They cover their hands with paint and press it onto some paper. D
12:30 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
1:00 pm 
Between the Lions  "Fuzzy Wuzzy, Wuzzy?"  Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he? Well, was he?G
1:30 pm 
Wishbone  "Golden Retrieved"  This live-action program follows the exploits of Wishbone the dog and his human friends, Joe, David and Samantha through their adventures in their hometown of Oakdale. Wishbone's everyday experiences trigger his imagination and he finds himself in scenes from classic works of literature. In this episode, Joe forgets Wishbone, when nothing seems more important than a new mountain bike. D
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Curious George Beats The Band/Hats and a Hole"  The symphony maestro announces that George is the winner of the conductor-for-a-day contest!G
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Granny's Goodtime All-Cure Spritzer/Mecha-Mouse"  GRANNY'S GOODTIME ALL-CURE SPRITZER: WordGirl must put a stop to GrannyMay's latest con game - selling phony bottles of 'all-cure' spritzer that restores youth. MECHA-MOUSE: Dr.. 2-Brains builds a mechanical mouse muscle suit, to make him as strong as he is smart. D
3:00 pm 
Maya & Miguel  "Paper Girl"  Maya decides that the lackluster school newspaper needs some zing, so she agrees to be editor and enlists all her friends to help out. But when their articles are a little too ordinary, she injects a dose of creative editing that makes the paper the talk of the school. But when people realize Maya doesn't have her facts straight, her reputation as a journalist is on the line, and she has to make amends -- before the midnight deadline. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Crystal Clear"  When Digit's systems go wonky, Motherboard sends him to the caves that house the Synchronizer, the beautiful crystal that keeps all borgs correctly timed. But before he can be put back in sync, he gets a glitch and tosses his crystal synchrometer into a tunnel and then flies off the wrong way down into a deep, dark chasm. Called in to help, Jackie, Matt and Inez meet Jules, the cave's timid guard, who teams up with them to find the synchrometer (using the unique geometry of crystals) and to find Digit, who's hopelessly lost. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Ruff Ruffman Breaks The Mold"  Mike and Willie are challenged to investigate the microbial world of germs and discover which places in Mike's house are the "germiest." With the help of a public health expert, the boys swab several locations in Mike's house. Then, they head off to a lab to grow the germs in culture and analyze the growth of bacteria to determine which place has the most germs. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Happy Anniversary, Parts I & II"  Arthur's parents have been married for 10 years and it's time to celebrate! But the festivities are cut short when the van breaks down, stranding the whole family. Will the Reads miss their fancy dinner reservation? And what about Arthur's special "Bionic Bunny" sleepover with Buster?! Just when things couldn't get any worse, Arthur and D.W. end up locked in a diner storeroom - but when they hear the inspiring radio tale of Crooning Cowboy Kid Carter and his little sister sidekick, Arthur realizes that the best celebration of all is just being with his family. D
5:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Playing Spies/Wee Little Whale"  Playing Spies: When Sheep and Duck think that Dog has a secret, they decide to play "spy" to figure out the mystery. As they secretly watch Dog, they discover he wants to build a word with the "oo" sound. But will they be caught before they can guess Dog's secret? Wee Little Whale: Sheep rescues a tiny whale who is stuck in some seaweed and brings her home to her haystack. D
5:30 pm 
6:00 pm 
7:00 pm 
7:30 pm 
NOW on PBS   With Barack Obama officially nominated as the Democrat's Presidential nominee, is it time to re-think affirmative action? NOW on PBS looks at some state ballot measures that would eliminate race or gender considerations in public hiring, contracting and education programs. The controversial initiatives are being spearheaded by Ward Connerly, a long-time affirmative action opponent who some are accusing of ballot fraud. NOW also posed the question to leading thinkers at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. D
8:00 pm 
Bill Moyers Journal   What did the Democrats accomplish this week and can they deliver real change while still playing old fashioned Beltway politics? In the historic moment of the first African-American nominee for President, Bill Moyers sits down with Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and University of Pennsylvania professor of political science Adolph Reed, Jr. to discuss the promises from the DNC and expectations of Barack Obama. Also on the program, Bill Moyers speaks with political analysts Merle and Earl Black, who've tracked the American electorate for years. D
9:00 pm 
Foreign Exchange   Insurgents call them collaborators and threaten them with murder. Many Iraqis who signed up to work for the US pay with their lives. But some terrorized Iraqis find safety in the U.S. D
9:30 pm 
My Family  "Return of the Prodigal Prat"  When the local paper announces Ben's death, he takes advantage of the situation by avoiding things he doesn't want to do.G
10:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Widespread Panic"  For nearly 20 years, this popular road-warrior band toured the nation. Now the group jams for a full hour, performing fan favorites.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
5:30 am 
Barbecue University with Steven Raichlen  "Fire and Water"  Taped outdoors at the historic Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, Raichien opens a new season of shows with fish, including cedar-planked salmon, grilled tuna with fire-charred tomato chipotle salsa and bacon-wrapped trout stuffed with poblano corn relish.G
6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "Northwest England"  Rick explores England's Lake District with its images of Woodworth's poetry. He visits Durham's Norman cathedral and Blackpool (Britain's Coney Island).G
6:30 am 
Classical Destinations  "Venice, Vivaldi and the Four Seasons"  Antonio Vivaldi spent his most productive years in Venice in the early 18th century. Simon, Niki and Matt tour the canals, bridges and piazzas for which Vivaldi created the perfect soundtrack in his Four Seasons. D
7:00 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Artist Garden"  Smith visits an artist's garden; sees how Master Gardeners throughout the U.S. bring art to their communities; and examines how Mexican artist Dionicio Rodriquez (1891-1955) brought charm to a structure used in the film Gone with the Wind.G
7:30 am 
This Old House  "New Orleans Project, Part 4"  Norm Abram and Kevin O'Connor take a ferry across the Mississippi River to see how the 1990 THIS OLD HOUSE project held up during Hurricane Katrina. The plumbing, heating and cooling plans move forward. Meanwhile, Norm and Kevin lend a hand at volunteer building efforts in the city.G
8:00 am 
Hometime  "Decorating Updates"  After exterior repairs have left every room in need of painting, Dean, Miriam and the crew demonstrate a variety of painting and decorating techniques.G
8:30 am 
Cultivating Life  "Moss"  Host Sean Conway and guests include a plan in each episode for spending more time in the backyard in this new series that explores American reconnection to the land. The opening episode concentrates on different varieties of moss.G
9:00 am 
Paint Paper and Crafts  "Etch & Sketch"  Acclaimed artist Nicole Kennedy gives a painting lesson; Sloan has something to crow about-a stenciled rooster decal; and Denise Tokarz leaves a lasting impression with embossing tips. D
9:30 am 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Tropical Sunset"  Donna creates a Florida Everglade sunset on canvas, and then stitches up brightly colored nautical pillows. She offers tips for painting palm trees on glassware.G
10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Kansas City Barbecue"  Kitchen experts bring Kansas City-style barbecue into the Test Kitchen as they prepare sticky ribs and beans. They also test grill thermometers.G
10:30 am 
Lidia's Italy  "Briny As The Sea"  Lidia Bastianich travels Italy to sample and prepare local specialities from Rome, Naples, Padua, Sicily, Trieste and Istria. Along the way, she shares her insights on the country and its cuisine. In her kitchen, she demonstrates dishes encountered on her travels. She first sails to Istria and discovers secrets behind making wholesome seafood pastas.G
11:01 am 
Arts In Every Classroom: A Workshop for Elementary School Teachers, The  "Workshop 4. Creating A Multi-Arts Performance Piece"  Learner Team members and students examine the elements of the classic journey as identified by Joseph Campbell. They then create a multi-arts performance piece that represents a journey story. They apply what they have learned in previous lessons in order to rehearse, critique, revise, and perform their work. D
12:01 pm 
Economics Classroom, The: A Workshop for Grade 9-12 Teachers  "Trading Globally"  Explore the global economy. D
1:01 pm 
Inside The Global Economy  "Exchange Rates, Capital Flight, and Hyperinflation"  How international capital flows, inflation, and trade flows affect exchange rates. Case studies: Mexico and the money center banks; hyperinflation in Argentina. Updated 2003. D
2:01 pm 
Out of the Past  "Collapse"  The decline and fall of civilizations captures our interest. Could we be next, going thenway of the Sumerians, the Romans, the Maya? The collapse of Copan, brought on bynoverpopulation and overexploitation of resources, is explored along with othernancient cultures that have faced the problems we confront today. nnnn. D
3:01 pm 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Earth's Interior"  Demonstrates how seismic waves occur and explains the measurement of gravity, heat flow, and earth magnetism, to provide information about Earth's interior.G
3:30 pm 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "The Sea Floor"  Examines major sea-floor features: the mid-oceanic ridge, oceanic trenches and fracture zones.G
4:01 pm 
Fokus Deutsch  "Episode 1. Arbeitslos (Unemployed)"  An introduction to the series by Professor Di Donato and the beginning of Marion's story. Marion's father is looking for a job.nVocabulary for families and greetings. D
4:18 pm 
Fokus Deutsch  "Episode 2. Kein Geld"  An introduction to the native German speakers in the series. Marion's father applies for a new job in a new city. Vocabulary for apologizing and asking for information. D
4:30 pm 
Fokus Deutsch  "Episode 3. Wie Geht Es Papa? (How's Papa Doing?)"  Marion's family prepares for their move. Vocabulary about living spaces and housing. D
4:46 pm 
Fokus Deutsch  "Wiederholung (Review) 1"  Contains the uninterrupted mini-dramas from Episodes 1-3.n. D
5:00 pm 
Ciao Italia  "In Cucina Con La Mamma - in the Kitchen with Mom"  Mary Ann travels to Buffalo, New York to spend the day in her mother Louisa's kitchen preparing Mom's Homemade Pasta, and then tops it with Walnut Sauce. Then it's on to Mom's Broccoli Salad, and then for dessert, her unforgettable Mom's Famous Nut Roll. Four generations of Esposito women join in at the end to enjoy the fruits of Louisa's labors. D
5:30 pm 
Barbecue University with Steven Raichlen  "Fire and Water"  Taped outdoors at the historic Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, Raichien opens a new season of shows with fish, including cedar-planked salmon, grilled tuna with fire-charred tomato chipotle salsa and bacon-wrapped trout stuffed with poblano corn relish.G
6:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "Northwest England"  Rick explores England's Lake District with its images of Woodworth's poetry. He visits Durham's Norman cathedral and Blackpool (Britain's Coney Island).G
6:30 pm 
Classical Destinations  "Venice, Vivaldi and the Four Seasons"  Antonio Vivaldi spent his most productive years in Venice in the early 18th century. Simon, Niki and Matt tour the canals, bridges and piazzas for which Vivaldi created the perfect soundtrack in his Four Seasons. D
7:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Artist Garden"  Smith visits an artist's garden; sees how Master Gardeners throughout the U.S. bring art to their communities; and examines how Mexican artist Dionicio Rodriquez (1891-1955) brought charm to a structure used in the film Gone with the Wind.G
7:30 pm 
This Old House  "New Orleans Project, Part 4"  Norm Abram and Kevin O'Connor take a ferry across the Mississippi River to see how the 1990 THIS OLD HOUSE project held up during Hurricane Katrina. The plumbing, heating and cooling plans move forward. Meanwhile, Norm and Kevin lend a hand at volunteer building efforts in the city.G
8:00 pm 
Hometime  "Decorating Updates"  After exterior repairs have left every room in need of painting, Dean, Miriam and the crew demonstrate a variety of painting and decorating techniques.G
8:30 pm 
Cultivating Life  "Moss"  Host Sean Conway and guests include a plan in each episode for spending more time in the backyard in this new series that explores American reconnection to the land. The opening episode concentrates on different varieties of moss.G
9:00 pm 
Paint Paper and Crafts  "Etch & Sketch"  Acclaimed artist Nicole Kennedy gives a painting lesson; Sloan has something to crow about-a stenciled rooster decal; and Denise Tokarz leaves a lasting impression with embossing tips. D
9:30 pm 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Tropical Sunset"  Donna creates a Florida Everglade sunset on canvas, and then stitches up brightly colored nautical pillows. She offers tips for painting palm trees on glassware.G
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Kansas City Barbecue"  Kitchen experts bring Kansas City-style barbecue into the Test Kitchen as they prepare sticky ribs and beans. They also test grill thermometers.G
10:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy  "Briny As The Sea"  Lidia Bastianich travels Italy to sample and prepare local specialities from Rome, Naples, Padua, Sicily, Trieste and Istria. Along the way, she shares her insights on the country and its cuisine. In her kitchen, she demonstrates dishes encountered on her travels. She first sails to Istria and discovers secrets behind making wholesome seafood pastas.G
11:01 pm 
Arts In Every Classroom: A Workshop for Elementary School Teachers, The  "Workshop 4. Creating A Multi-Arts Performance Piece"  Learner Team members and students examine the elements of the classic journey as identified by Joseph Campbell. They then create a multi-arts performance piece that represents a journey story. They apply what they have learned in previous lessons in order to rehearse, critique, revise, and perform their work. D
7:00 am 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Hidden Motives"  Alda visits scientists who study why people do the things they do, exploring how the unconscious determines behavior.G
7:30 am 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "The Secret Canyon"  Alda follows experts investigating a little known canyon in the United States that includes well-preserved 1,000-year-old remains.G
8:00 am 
Wild Chronicles   Topics include: The West and the 1872 mining law, the Rio Bravo wildlife preserve in Belize, parrot behavior, mobile schools for Mongolia's nomadic herding families, and octopuses.G
8:30 am 
Wild Chronicles   Topics include wandering hippos, tracking whale sharks, conserving the Niger River's floodplains and caring for Indonesia's orphaned orangutans.G
9:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Back to the Past"  There is a bright future in the past whether the Middle Ages, the era of the mountain men, the American Civil War, or just spending time at the genealogy library. This program meets re-enactors and others who touch the past by dressing in its costumes, learning its skills, researching its people, digging into forgotten historical sites, restoring building and growing heirloom plants. They reach for the past and help bring it alive in the present.G
10:00 am 
Think Tank With Ben Wattenberg  "The Real Mark Twain - Part One"  Samuel Langhorne Clemens, alias Mark Twain, is regarded by many as America's greatest writer. Ernest Hemmingway said all American writing begins with Huckleberry Finn. His talents made him the greatest global American celebrity of his time. D
10:30 am 
Second Opinion: Taking Charge of Your Health Care  "Erectile Dysfunction"  Though often portrayed as merely a sexual issue, erectile dysfunction can also be a signal of other significant health problems, such as heart disease. Second Opinion provides a candid discussion of causes and treatments, and reveals the many issues faced not just by men with this condition, but also their partners. D
11:00 am 
Journey of Man   Geneticist Spencer Wells disentangles the story of humankind's journey from beginnings in Africa. He traces the tale through DNA modern people have inherited from those ancient travelers.G
1:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Hidden Motives"  Alda visits scientists who study why people do the things they do, exploring how the unconscious determines behavior.G
1:30 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "The Secret Canyon"  Alda follows experts investigating a little known canyon in the United States that includes well-preserved 1,000-year-old remains.G
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
History Detectives  "Ventriloquist Dummy/Home of Lincoln Assassination Plot/34 Star Flag"  Experts trace a dummy belonging to the first famous African-American ventriloquist. Then, they trace the story of a Greenich Village home that may have been visited by John Wilkes Booth and track down what happened to Gouveneur Morris's skeleton.G
4:00 pm 
Appalachians   The many Native American tribes who lived in these mountains initially intermarried and traded with early European explorers. When the Scots, Scotch-Irish and others poured into the area in the 1740s, decades of fighting began. As the newcomers settled in, they retained their traditional music and culture in the mountainous isolation. Part 1 of 3G
5:00 pm 
Appalachians   President Andrew Jackson, a son of Appalachia, orders the removal of the Cherokee, marching them to what is now Oklahoma. In the Civil War, the mountains become a fierce battleground with families split between North and South. Timber, railroads and coal mining bring jobs to the area, but the outside investors also exploit the land and workers. Part 2 of 3G
6:00 pm 
Appalachians   The phonograph and radio expose mountain people to new influences and their own music reaches across America. The New Deal of the 1930s and the War on Poverty in the 1960s help relieve the area's continuing poverty. Outside investors still control much of the land, but today, the mountains' cities are vibrant and traditional culture is revived. Part 3 of 3G
7:00 pm 
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
BBC World News   NULL
9:00 pm 
Appalachians   The many Native American tribes who lived in these mountains initially intermarried and traded with early European explorers. When the Scots, Scotch-Irish and others poured into the area in the 1740s, decades of fighting began. As the newcomers settled in, they retained their traditional music and culture in the mountainous isolation. Part 1 of 3G
10:00 pm 
Appalachians   President Andrew Jackson, a son of Appalachia, orders the removal of the Cherokee, marching them to what is now Oklahoma. In the Civil War, the mountains become a fierce battleground with families split between North and South. Timber, railroads and coal mining bring jobs to the area, but the outside investors also exploit the land and workers. Part 2 of 3G
11:00 pm 
Appalachians   The phonograph and radio expose mountain people to new influences and their own music reaches across America. The New Deal of the 1930s and the War on Poverty in the 1960s help relieve the area's continuing poverty. Outside investors still control much of the land, but today, the mountains' cities are vibrant and traditional culture is revived. Part 3 of 3G

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