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August 29, 2012
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12:30 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
1:00 am 
Harvest of Loneliness   Shedding light on the current debate over immigration reform and the use of "guest workers" in American agriculture, this historical documentary examines what was known as the Bracero Program, a system put in place from 1942 to 1964 to recruit Mexican farm laborers for temporary work in the United States.G
2:00 am 
Treasuring Our Natural Heritage  "Conserving The Diversity of Life"  The conclusion explores threats to continued delivery of natural services. Also featured are examples of wise stewardship, and conservation of both species and habitats. Part 3 of 3G
3:00 am 
China from the Inside  "Freedom and Justice"  The conclusion explores the interlocking conflict between personal freedom and governance. Part 4 of 4G
4:00 am 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Velocity and Time"  Einstein is motivated to perfect the central ideas of physics, resulting in a new understanding of the meaning of space and time. D
4:30 am 
Democracy In America  "Citizenship: Making Government Work"  This program introduces basic concepts of government, politics, and citizenship. It explores the tension between maintaining order and preserving freedoms, the essential role of politics in addressing the will of the people, and the need for citizens to participate in order to make democracy work. D
5:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
5:30 am 
French In Action  "Genese I"  In Paris, Mireille Belleau is hurrying to class at the Sorbonne. On her way, she exchanges greetings with several friends and acquaintances.G
6:00 am 
6:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "A Big Help/The Trouble with Kittens"  A BIG HELP: Cleo and T-Bone notice how often Clifford is able to use his large size to help out. But when the kittens, Billy and Betty, get stuck in a tree, the little dogs learn that you don't have to be big to be helpful. THE TROUBLE WITH KITTENS: When kittens Betty and Billy insist on playing in Mr. Bleakman's yard, Clifford does his best to keep them out. D
7:00 am 
Arthur  "No Acting Please/Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending"  No Acting Please - Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman guest-stars as director Will Toffman in this episode about theater and the arts. When Fern lands a role in the Elwood City community production of "It Began With a Whistle," she fears she's not talented enough to be a star actress. But Will Toffman teaches Fern how to have fun, be herself and truly shine. 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  "Curious George Sees Stars/Curious George Gets A Trophy"  George tries to count all the stars in the sky & tries to keep an ice cream sculpture from melting.G
8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Hooray for Hair/Ice Is Nice"  Hooray for Hair - Sally and Nick are getting their hair cut today; maybe they should try new hairstyles! A trip to meet three of Cat's friends (and some styling help from the Wig-o-lator) will help them decide! Should they have Yak hair? No, too hot! How about hair like a fur seal? Not quite, too short. A porcupine? No way! How will they ever get a hug from their moms with hair that spiky? They decide that the hair they have is what's perfect for them! Ice is Nice - Nick and Sally want some nice cold lemonade, but there's no more ice cubes in Sally's fridge! A trip to Freeze-your-knees Snowland will fix that! They meet Cat's friend Polly the polar bear who introduces Sally and Nick to all the different kinds of ice that make up her home. After trying many types of ice, they find the kind that will be perfect for their lemonade!. D
9:00 am 
Super Why!  "Pinocchio"  Whyatt told a lie and he feels really guilty! The Super Readers visit Pinocchio, a boy who also fibbed and whose NOSE is growing, right before his eyes! Pinocchio needs the literacy-powered assistance of the Super Readers to face up to Gepetto.nose and all. And Whyatt finds out how important it is to tell the truth. D
9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Derek The Deinonychus/Don's Dragonfly"  Derek the Deinonychus - Buddy, Tiny and Mom visit a family of Deinonychus, dinosaurs with large, sharp toe-claws. They meet a kid named Derek who uses his toe-claws to not only hunt with but to carve great art! Don's Dragonfly - Don makes a new friend with red feet, a dragonfly named Howard. D
10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Furry Potter"  It seems that everyone on Sesame Street is excitedly reading the new Furry Potter book. Telly has it too, and can't wait to find Gordon so Gordon can read it to him. He finds Gordon grading papers outside Hooper's Store, and Telly anxiously asks him to read him the book now. D
11:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "A Rainbow Every Day!"  After a rainstorm, the sun comes out and Sid spots a big rainbow in the sky. He races inside to tell his parents, but by the time he brings them outside to see it, the rainbow is gone. Sid and his friends investigate rainbows at school where they discover that rainbows can only form when light passes through water droplets. D
11:30 am 
WordWorld  "Get Set for "ET"/Duck Plays The Piano"  Get Set For "ET" - While sky-writing in his jet, Duck accidentally makes a cloud DRAGON! Thinking it's a real dragon, Duck and the bugs set out to "catch" the dragon and "save" WordWorld. But how do you catch something made from clouds? Duck Plays the Piano - When Bug, Bee and Fly keep interrupting Duck's piano lesson, Duck learns that some things are worth waiting for. He also learns that when a word has lots of sounds in it, you can build it sound by sound. D
12:00 pm 
Caillou  "Caillou The Brave"  Caillou and the Big Slide - The playschool is going swimming, and it's Caillou's very first time on a water slide, but he's a little nervous and doesn't want to slide down it. Miss Martin tells him it's natural to be afraid of things the first time you try them - why, she was afraid of the swings when she was a little girl. Caillou musters up his courage and, pretending he's a brave mountain climber, he climbs up the ladder and slides down, discovering how fun water slides really are! Caillou the Sailor - Mommy and Daddy are going out to a party and Caillou is excited to hear that Grandpa is coming to babysit. D
12:30 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Rabbits/Listen"  Rabbits - BJ is pretending to be a great detective. But all great detectives need a mystery to solve! One quickly comes his way when an animal nibbles on one of Baby Bop's healthy snacks. BJ, Barney, and Baby Bop uncover several clues along the way and soon realize the animal is someone's pet rabbit. D
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Hooray for Hair/Ice Is Nice"  Hooray for Hair - Sally and Nick are getting their hair cut today; maybe they should try new hairstyles! A trip to meet three of Cat's friends (and some styling help from the Wig-o-lator) will help them decide! Should they have Yak hair? No, too hot! How about hair like a fur seal? Not quite, too short. A porcupine? No way! How will they ever get a hug from their moms with hair that spiky? They decide that the hair they have is what's perfect for them! Ice is Nice - Nick and Sally want some nice cold lemonade, but there's no more ice cubes in Sally's fridge! A trip to Freeze-your-knees Snowland will fix that! They meet Cat's friend Polly the polar bear who introduces Sally and Nick to all the different kinds of ice that make up her home. After trying many types of ice, they find the kind that will be perfect for their lemonade!. D
1:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Learning Together"  James to the Rescue - James is asked to be the Sodor Search and Rescue Engine but is upset when Toby is asked to help him. James says that Sodor Rescue Engines are Steam Engines, not Steam Trams like Toby! They chuff off to rescue Gordon whose wheels have come off the track. James wants to help by pulling him forward, but Toby thinks they should get Rocky since Gordon is too heavy. D
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Curious George Sees Stars/Curious George Gets A Trophy"  George tries to count all the stars in the sky & tries to keep an ice cream sculpture from melting.G
2:30 pm 
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
3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Spooky Summer Soiree"  For the yearly Spooky Summer Soiree costume party, The Electric Company decides to dress up as animals dressed as monsters. Jessica and Marcus don't have their costumes yet, and Annie Scrambler, with the help of Gilda, has bought all of the costumes at the discount costume store. Marcus and Jessica hit the neighborhood sidewalk sales to find what they need while staying within their budget. D
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "The Wrong Side of the Law: Part 1/The Wrong Side Of the Law: Part 2"  The Birthday Girl steals a priceless collection of Pretty Princess figurines from the jewelry store. In an unexpected turn of events Eileen (aka the Birthday Girl) charms the Police Commissioner and convinces him that WordGirl is the culprit. The Wrong Side Of the Law: Part 2 - WordGirl is stuck in jail, accused of stealing the priceless collection of Pretty Princess figurines while the villains of the city are running amok.G
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Aardvark Town"  When a young aardvark accidentally becomes a stowaway in Chris's backpack, the Wild Kratts team sets off on a "door to door" search to return him to his home burrow. Along the way, they discover the incredible (and valuable) service the aardvark provides to all the burrow-living creatures of Africa. Science Concept: Aardvarks manipulate earth materials and alter landscapes. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Less Than Zero"  The Leaders of Cyberspace have gathered to discuss Hacker's increasing influence, when they are suddenly interrupted by Hacker. Buzz and Delete, Hacker's henchmen, hide the leaders including Dr. Marbles, in the building and its' up to the kids to rescue them. Before long, the kids discover that they can only move between the building's levels by scaling its outside walls! So the kids turn the building into a giant ruler in order to keep track of the floors. D
5:00 pm 
PBS Convention Coverage -- A Newshour Special Report  "Republican Convention"  Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchor live gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.G
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "A Walk to Beautiful"  Three village women in Ethiopia, who suffer from devastating childbirth injuries, walk to a new future at a distant hospital in Addis Ababa. There they find solace and a chance for new lives.G
10:00 pm 
Hustle   Albert's parole is put in jeopardy when the prison governor catches him running a betting ring. Team members decide to con greedy judge Anthony Kent to raise money for Albert's expected coming-home party. Rumors say the judge was involved in a gold bullion robbery but never got his share.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
1:00 am 
Global Spirit (Expired)  "Oneness: The Big Picture"  While deeply embedded in the core teachings of many great religions and almost all mystical and native traditions, the concept of "Oneness" or "Unity Consciousness" is now being explored by a growing number of scientists, who are applying the principle of Oneness to all life and the exquisite mechanism through which all living systems function and relate. In this Global Spirit episode, Deepak Chopra, a physician and best-selling author of texts on mind-body healing, shares his philosophical insights on Oneness, with Riane Eisler, an anthropologist and, best-selling author (The Chalice & the Blade). Against a background of filmed interviews with teachers from all religious traditions, audiences can witness a memorable, occasionally contentious discussion that attempts to "connect all the dots". D
2:00 am 
China from the Inside  "Shifting Nature"  China faces mind-boggling challenges in the areas of health, pollution and nutrition. Part 3 of 4G
3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Eyes of the Forest"  Mountaintop views, Idaho history and the value of human eyes searching the woods below bring the story of the state's forest lookouts into focus. IdahoPTV producer John Crancer traces Idaho's forest lookouts from 1902 to the present while visiting many of the remaining ones from North Idaho into the mountains of the central and southwest parts of the state. The show visits with people collecting, preserving and rebuilding the histories of Idaho lookouts. It also travels to the ends of roads and trails to meet people who are still spending their summers watching for fires in one of the 50 to 60 lookouts still used for fire detection.G
4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "A Prince of a Frog"  There is a princess in distress on Sesame Street! She cannot meet her prince without kissing a frog, but the frog keeps hopping away! Elmo and Abby try to help by learning a little more about frogs on Alan's computer. The first thing they learn is that frogs are amphibians and like to gather in groups and croak together. Abby and Elmo pretend to be croaking frogs to attract the frog. D
5:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Shadow Smile!"  After looking at his own shadow, Sid wonders why his shadow doesn't smile when he does. This leads Sid and his friends to investigate shadows at The Science Center. They explore ways to create a shadow by blocking a light source and discover that shadows show shapes but not details like colors, stripes, or a smile! (Educational objective - Shadows). D
5:30 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
6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Florence + The Machine/Lykke Li"  Experimental modern rock rules. Bluesy singer Florence showcases her lungs, and Swedish chanteuse Li highlights her album Wounded Rhymes.G
7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Vienna and the Danube"  Rick takes in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. He travels along the Danube River and hikes through the Baroque Melk Abbey.G
7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Italy's Veneto & Dolomites"  Graced with charming cities, countryside villas and precious art, this corner of Northern Italy also features a playground of Alpine peaks and meadows. After a spectacular night at the opera in fair Verona's Roman arena, we set out in search of Giotto's colorful frescoes in Padua and architect Palladio's palatial villas in Vicenza and the surrounding countryside. Then we head for the hills and the dramatic peaks and meadows of the Dolomite mountains. D
8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Life Along The Rio Sonora"  The Rio Sonora in northwest Mexico begins at a spring just south of the U.S. border and cuts through the Sonoran Desert on its way to the Gulf of California near Kino Bay. Life in the Rio Sonora Valley has survived on the river's modest flows for centuries. D
8:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Heirloom Tomatoes, Cheese and Ham Salad, Five-Minute Cherry Tomato Sauce, and Crab Stuffed Tomatoes. D
9:00 am 
America's Heartland   Why does my school bus smell like French fries? These buses are powered by soybean oil. It's probably the prettiest crop on earth. A Minnesota farm family brings in large crops of roses. D
9:30 am 
New Scandinavian Cooking  "Yesterday's Food for the Future"  Andreas visits Rygge, the "vegetable garden" of southeastern Norway, to prepare a traditional menu of root vegetables, goat and hen. Andreas cooks parsley root cream with smoked salmon, and follows it with fricassee of hen, and finally, roast goat. Andreas explains how to make these traditional dishes with modern substitutes. D
10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Mediterranean Specials"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the ultimate Beef Kebabs. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of Greek yogurt. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the test kitchen's secrets to perfect Greek Spinach and Feta Pie. D
10:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Entries"  Your entry's decor says a lot about you, both inside and outside your home! We learn a little bit about making a color and style statement indoors and outdoors and create a new entry with accessories. Then, we learn about flooring from an expert, including types of materials and how to choose based on your family's lifestyle. We finish up with a home decor focal piece that reflects your personal style using photographs. D
11:00 am 
Front Row Center  "O.A.R."  From their roots as a high school band to selling out New York City's Madison Square Garden for the first time in 2006, the band has reached new heights of popularity, releasing seven studio albums and four live albums. Known for their impressive live shows, O.A.R. D
12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Furry Potter"  It seems that everyone on Sesame Street is excitedly reading the new Furry Potter book. Telly has it too, and can't wait to find Gordon so Gordon can read it to him. He finds Gordon grading papers outside Hooper's Store, and Telly anxiously asks him to read him the book now. D
1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Derek The Deinonychus/Don's Dragonfly"  Derek the Deinonychus - Buddy, Tiny and Mom visit a family of Deinonychus, dinosaurs with large, sharp toe-claws. They meet a kid named Derek who uses his toe-claws to not only hunt with but to carve great art! Don's Dragonfly - Don makes a new friend with red feet, a dragonfly named Howard. D
1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Magic Porridge Pot"  Oh no! Pig's new toy robot is out of control! The Super Readers fly into the story of The Magic Porridge Pot to rescue a little girl whose magical pot just won't stop making porridge! Will the Super Readers be able to help or will they end up with more porridge than even The Three Bears would know what to do with? Educational Objectives: To learn the importance of paying attention, uncover the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story!. D
2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Hooray for Hair/Ice Is Nice"  Hooray for Hair - Sally and Nick are getting their hair cut today; maybe they should try new hairstyles! A trip to meet three of Cat's friends (and some styling help from the Wig-o-lator) will help them decide! Should they have Yak hair? No, too hot! How about hair like a fur seal? Not quite, too short. A porcupine? No way! How will they ever get a hug from their moms with hair that spiky? They decide that the hair they have is what's perfect for them! Ice is Nice - Nick and Sally want some nice cold lemonade, but there's no more ice cubes in Sally's fridge! A trip to Freeze-your-knees Snowland will fix that! They meet Cat's friend Polly the polar bear who introduces Sally and Nick to all the different kinds of ice that make up her home. After trying many types of ice, they find the kind that will be perfect for their lemonade!. D
2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Stuck On Sharks"  Martin and Chris are on a mission to uncover the secret life of the mysterious Great White Shark. They use Aviva's incredible Remora Rocketsub to "stick with" a female shark and soon learn that the giant predator of the sea actually has lots of challenges to contend with and that she could help them discover something that no one has ever seen before - the birth of Great White shark pups. But when Gourmand sniffs around looking for ingredients for his Shark Fin Soup recipe, the Wild Kratts team must help rescue their new friend. D
3:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Eyes of the Forest"  Mountaintop views, Idaho history and the value of human eyes searching the woods below bring the story of the state's forest lookouts into focus. IdahoPTV producer John Crancer traces Idaho's forest lookouts from 1902 to the present while visiting many of the remaining ones from North Idaho into the mountains of the central and southwest parts of the state. The show visits with people collecting, preserving and rebuilding the histories of Idaho lookouts. It also travels to the ends of roads and trails to meet people who are still spending their summers watching for fires in one of the 50 to 60 lookouts still used for fire detection.G
4:00 pm 
The Artist Toolbox  "Ramsey Lewis"  "Jazz is an expression of the feeling that you have at that moment," says legendary jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, discussing his art and playing in his Chicago recording studio. The always wise Lewis, with his firm roots in gospel and who studied classical from a young age, has released 80 jazz albums over a 50-year career, making a huge impact on the music world with classics such as "The In Crowd," "Hang On Sloopy" and "Wade in the Water." With such a varied musical experience, it's all about the feeling, expressing the moment. D
4:30 pm 
Music Voyager  "The Capital of Salsa"  The Colombian city of Cali, known as the world capital of salsa, also serves as the urban center of the country's Afro-Pacific culture. Host Jacob Edgar discovers why Columbia adopted as its native style the upbeat tropical dance music of salsa. He meets Grupo Niche, one of the world's most famous salsa bands, for a performance at their private club Dulce con Dulce, and explores the famous Juanchito neighborhood where salsa clubs line the streets. D
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
Land Girls   Reluctant draftee Nancy, patriotic Joyce, and sisters Bea and Annie, who are escaping an abusive father, join the Women's Land Army during World War II. They are urban women sent to work on farms to replace the manpower overseas with the military. Nancy and Annie find themselves in a life- or-death situation. Bea is the center of attention at a dance. Joyce must tame a horse, which seems to harbor a personal hatred for her. Part 1 of 5G
7:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Worm in the Bud, Part 1"  When the body of a farmer's wife is discovered in Setwale Wood, villagers assume she committed suicide due to her inability to have a child. But when Barnaby discovers the timestamp on her suicide is from seven hours after her death, the case morphs into a hunt for a killer. Part 1 of 2G
8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Mystery!  "Inspector Lewis, Series IV: The Mind Has Mountains"  When a student is found dead during a clinical drug trial, the motives of an enigmatic professor are questioned. When a second death occurs, Lewis and Hathaway begin to suspect foul play, which the duo must uncover before another death occurs.G
9:30 pm 
New Tricks  "The Russian Cousin"  The body believed to be an 18-year-old kidnapped victim is identified as someone else. The young woman's mother paid a ransom that disappeared as did her daughter.G
10:30 pm 
Inspector Morse's Oxford   Antony Richards, a leading authority on the "Inspector Morse" book and television series, interviews author Colin Dexter, actor Kevin Shately (Lewis), composer Barrington Pheloung and producers Ted Childs, Chris Burt and Michele Buck. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first of 13 seasons of the television series starring the late John Thaw, the shifting scene travels throughout the university and town where Morse lived and worked.G
11:30 pm 
Land Girls   Reluctant draftee Nancy, patriotic Joyce, and sisters Bea and Annie, who are escaping an abusive father, join the Women's Land Army during World War II. They are urban women sent to work on farms to replace the manpower overseas with the military. Nancy and Annie find themselves in a life- or-death situation. Bea is the center of attention at a dance. Joyce must tame a horse, which seems to harbor a personal hatred for her. Part 1 of 5G
1:00 am 
French In Action  "Getting Underway II"  Mireille runs into Robert at a cafe, and they walk again to the Luxembourg Garden. They discover they have an acquaintance in common, and Robert makes another interesting discovery, Mireille has a younger sister.G
1:30 am 
French In Action  "Getting Underway III"  Mireille and Robert are talking in the Luxembourg Garden. Robert wants Mireille to join him in calling on their common acquaintance, but she has already planned a trip to Chartres. Robert has a brainstorm: could he join her?G
2:00 am 
Western Tradition  "The Technological Revolution"  Many people still living can remember the invention of antibiotics, computers, and atomic weapons. Can we keep up with the promises and threats of technology?G
2:30 am 
Western Tradition  "Toward The Future"  No longer at the center of the world stage, Europe has suffered or celebrated every variety of the human experience.G
3:00 am 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Sensation and Perception"  Reveals how visual information is gathered and processed and how our culture, past experience and personal interests influence our perceptions.G
3:30 am 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Learning"  Illustrates the basic principles of classical and operant conditioning and demonstrates how the research of Ivan Pavlov, John Watson, Edward Thorndike and B.F. Skinner has influenced today's thinking about the nature of animal and human learning.G
4:00 am 
Saddle Club  "Lisa's Choice - Part 1"  Diablo suddenly returns and Lisa makes him welcome. But when Belle falls sick, Stevie becomes convinced Diablo has brought a killer disease in from the wilds. Part 1 of 2.G
4:30 am 
Biz Kid$  "Building Your Business Online"  In today's world, great tools are available for you to build a business online. The Biz Kids investigate the advantages and potential pitfalls in Internet businesses. See the success of a young graphic designer, a nine-year-old who sells bath salts, and two teens who built a social networking site. D
5:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Organic Flower Power; All the Beauty-None of the Chemicals"  The multi-billion dollar flower industry is thriving, albeit in part by toxic pesticides, herbicides and other non-environmentally friendly chemicals. But there's a new niche in towns scattered across America; Grower's raising flowers using all-organic methods. See how they do it and learn why we need more growers just like them. D
5:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Aardvark Town"  When a young aardvark accidentally becomes a stowaway in Chris's backpack, the Wild Kratts team sets off on a "door to door" search to return him to his home burrow. Along the way, they discover the incredible (and valuable) service the aardvark provides to all the burrow-living creatures of Africa. Science Concept: Aardvarks manipulate earth materials and alter landscapes. D
6:00 am 
Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends  "Tuna, Fried Potatoes and Clams"  Chef Nick Stellino welcomes Chef Sylvain Delpique of DavidBurke Townhouse in New York and creates an unforgettable dish, Potato Wrapped Tuna Stuffed with Crab & Cucumber. Then, Nick prepares Pan-fried Potato and Red peppers, followed by fabulous Sauteed Clams with Sausage. D
6:30 am 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Gone Fishin' with David Pasternack"  Seafood expert David Pasternack, from New York's fish temple Esca, shows why he loves food with fins with three favorite recipes from his arsenal: Fettuccine with Rock Shrimp, Corn and Jalapeno; Grilled Mahi Mahi with Panella and Chickpeas and Salt-Baked Pesce per Due with Braised Greens. Cooking fish this way makes it easy and accessible. D
7:00 am 
Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge  "Ethiopia: The Omo Valley"  Art makes his way through muddy roads and swollen rivers to the Hamer, Karo and Surma tribes to document their unique body painting, elaborate adornments and timeless ceremonies.G
7:30 am 
Pedal America  "From Liquor Bottle to Water Bottle - Chicago, Illinois"  Ira David pedals along The Windy City's magnificent lakefront and downtown neighborhoods to show why Chicago is consistently ranked among the top five bicycling towns in North America. Stops include Museum Campus, Soldier Field, and the Lookingglass Theatre Company. Also, meet one Chicago resident, a former chain smoker and alcoholic, who traded in his liquor bottles for water bottles when he discovered the benefits of bicycling. D
8:00 am 
Ask This Old House  "Planting a Garden Using Native Species; Replacing a Door with a Window"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook travels to Dallas to help a homeowner plant a garden using native species that are drought-tolerant. Then, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner remove a door and replace it with a window. D
8:30 am 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Sand Shaded Clock"  NULL
9:00 am 
GardenSMART   There's a difference between informal and unkempt. Tune in as GardenSMART visits with experts who share their ideas on how to achieve a relaxing, comfortable, easy-care landscape. D
9:30 am 
Katie Brown Workshop  "New Year's"  Start the countdown with Katie and the Workshop crew. Recipes: steak with crab sauce, brussels sprouts salad and simple croquembouche (a French dessert). Projects: butterfly lanterns and a sophisticated cinnamon candy centerpiece for a New Year's table. D
10:00 am 
It's Sew Easy  "Jackets"  Jackets can be an intimidating sewing project, but not when you learn the secrets from our designers. Breaking a jacket into step by step parts is the key. Our first designer, Peggy Sagers demonstrates basic construction, notching collars, easing sleeves, and welt pockets. D
10:30 am 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Geranium-Mania"  Donna teaches how to paint geraniums using small brushes and her One Stroke techniques. Then turn ordinary clay flowerpots into works of art with easy to master shading techniques. D
11:00 am 
New Scandinavian Cooking With Tina Nordstrom  "Gotland: An Island Well Done"  Chef Tina Nordstr�m leads a tour of her native Sweden, cooking up its cuisine with modern touches from her outdoor portable kitchen. On the island of Gotland, she visits a medieval festival and tries "fire-eating" before preparing meals with salmon.G
11:30 am 
Cuisine Culture  "Shaul Ben Aderet"  Israel is the final stop where Ashley James will try the fusions of European and Middle Eastern cuisine being created by rising star chefs. D
12:00 pm 
Mother Nature's Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age   This documentary looks at how nature - an increasingly rare influence on today's children - is essential to their health and development. The film focuses on ways that nature supports cognitive and physical development, creativity, emotional balance, and spiritual awareness - and to inspire action to get our children out of doors.G
1:00 pm 
French In Action  "Getting Underway II"  Mireille runs into Robert at a cafe, and they walk again to the Luxembourg Garden. They discover they have an acquaintance in common, and Robert makes another interesting discovery, Mireille has a younger sister.G
1:30 pm 
French In Action  "Getting Underway III"  Mireille and Robert are talking in the Luxembourg Garden. Robert wants Mireille to join him in calling on their common acquaintance, but she has already planned a trip to Chartres. Robert has a brainstorm: could he join her?G
2:00 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Technological Revolution"  Many people still living can remember the invention of antibiotics, computers, and atomic weapons. Can we keep up with the promises and threats of technology?G
2:30 pm 
Western Tradition  "Toward The Future"  No longer at the center of the world stage, Europe has suffered or celebrated every variety of the human experience.G
3:00 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Sensation and Perception"  Reveals how visual information is gathered and processed and how our culture, past experience and personal interests influence our perceptions.G
3:30 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Learning"  Illustrates the basic principles of classical and operant conditioning and demonstrates how the research of Ivan Pavlov, John Watson, Edward Thorndike and B.F. Skinner has influenced today's thinking about the nature of animal and human learning.G
4:00 pm 
Saddle Club  "Lisa's Choice - Part 1"  Diablo suddenly returns and Lisa makes him welcome. But when Belle falls sick, Stevie becomes convinced Diablo has brought a killer disease in from the wilds. Part 1 of 2.G
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Building Your Business Online"  In today's world, great tools are available for you to build a business online. The Biz Kids investigate the advantages and potential pitfalls in Internet businesses. See the success of a young graphic designer, a nine-year-old who sells bath salts, and two teens who built a social networking site. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Spooky Summer Soiree"  For the yearly Spooky Summer Soiree costume party, The Electric Company decides to dress up as animals dressed as monsters. Jessica and Marcus don't have their costumes yet, and Annie Scrambler, with the help of Gilda, has bought all of the costumes at the discount costume store. Marcus and Jessica hit the neighborhood sidewalk sales to find what they need while staying within their budget. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Less Than Zero"  The Leaders of Cyberspace have gathered to discuss Hacker's increasing influence, when they are suddenly interrupted by Hacker. Buzz and Delete, Hacker's henchmen, hide the leaders including Dr. Marbles, in the building and its' up to the kids to rescue them. Before long, the kids discover that they can only move between the building's levels by scaling its outside walls! So the kids turn the building into a giant ruler in order to keep track of the floors. D
6:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "USA: Oh, Those Ravioli"  Lidia heads north to Boston, where she takes viewers on a sweet trip to two Boston pastry shops: Modern Pasty and Maria's Pastry, and ventures into Boston's Little Italy to see pasta made by hand. Down in New Jersey, Lidia checks out Simply Grazin' Organic Farm. In the kitchen, Lidia prepares Ricotta and Sausage-Filled Ravioli and Struffoli, an Italian-American classic, for dessert. D
6:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Tropical Barbecue"  Bridget reveals how to make Huli Huli Chicken right at home. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of reduced-fat potato chips. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for pastry brushes. D
7:00 pm 
Barbecue University with Steven Raichlen  "Southern California"  Caprial and John visit Oregon wineries. In the kitchen, they sear scallops with lemongrass ginger sauce, grill mushrooms for salad and make lamb chops with spicy tomato coulis.G
7:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "County Waterford"  NULL
8:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Planting a Garden Using Native Species; Replacing a Door with a Window"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook travels to Dallas to help a homeowner plant a garden using native species that are drought-tolerant. Then, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner remove a door and replace it with a window. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Milan and Lake Como"  Rick peeks at Italy's highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery and greatest opera house in Milan, plus takes in Leonardo da Vinci's painting of The Last Supper.G
9:00 pm 
Equitrekking  "Carolinas"  Host Darley Newman and local guides explore some of the more than 100 miles of Appalachian trails surrounding the Biltmore Estate, much as guests of George Vanderbilt would have during the Gilded Age. Darley meets resident horses at The Biltmore Equestrian Center and learns why natural horsemanship is a powerful method of understanding horses. Next, Darley heads downtown to discover the thriving arts scene in Asheville, before taking a lesson in rock climbing at Chimney Rock Park. D
9:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "USA: Oh, Those Ravioli"  Lidia heads north to Boston, where she takes viewers on a sweet trip to two Boston pastry shops: Modern Pasty and Maria's Pastry, and ventures into Boston's Little Italy to see pasta made by hand. Down in New Jersey, Lidia checks out Simply Grazin' Organic Farm. In the kitchen, Lidia prepares Ricotta and Sausage-Filled Ravioli and Struffoli, an Italian-American classic, for dessert. D
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Tropical Barbecue"  Bridget reveals how to make Huli Huli Chicken right at home. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of reduced-fat potato chips. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for pastry brushes. D
10:30 pm 
Tommy Tang's Easy Thai Cooking  "Spice Market Restaurant at the Four Seasons in Bangkok"  Tommy makes a Prawn Salad, explores more of Bangkok and cooks Red Curry with Pumpkin and Pork.G
11:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy  "Casseroling In Sardegna"  NULL
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Milan and Lake Como"  Rick peeks at Italy's highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery and greatest opera house in Milan, plus takes in Leonardo da Vinci's painting of The Last Supper.G
1:00 am 
Doha Debates, The  "This House Believes President Assad Must Resign."  The reputation of Syria's President Bashar Al Assad came under sustained attack at the latest Doha Debate, where more than 90 percent of the audience called on him to resign. The session provoked tense and often bitter exchanges between panellists, who argued that Assad should stay and reform, and young, predominantly Arab debaters who repeatedly condemned the killing of more than 3,500 people at demonstrations in Syria and the wide-ranging abuse of human rights. In response to suggestions that the uprising was initiated by foreign powers - a version of events, touted widely by the regime - one female audience member declared: "This is a Syrian revolution and it's insulting to keep insisting that it was inspired outside. D
1:47 am 
My Goal - Gold for My Country  "Medal Quest"  MEDAL QUEST kicks off with an introduction to "the best athletes in the world" -- the elite athletes of the Paralympic Games. Competing in sports as different as wheelchair basketball, archery, judo, cycling, and more, these American athletes personify the grit, the strategy, and the skill it takes to go for the gold. Watch the video, hear these athletes' stories, and see them compete around the world, as they prepare for the London Games, starting August 29, 2012. D
2:00 am 
2:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Newt Gingrich (Fmr. GOP Presidential candidate). D
3:00 am 
Global Voices  "74 Square Meters"  Iselsa, Kathy, tribal leader Ivan, and 150 other marginalized families from Valparaiso, Chile, are chosen to participate in a social experiment that moves them into a middle-class neighborhood. But their new neighbors consider them delinquents who would endanger the neighborhood. Filmed over four years, 74 Square Meters explores what happens when two worlds collide and looks at the struggles of attaining one's dreams. D
3:53 am 
Alana Nichols: My Competitive Spirit Kicked In  "Medal Quest"  Alana Nichols of the women's wheelchair basketball team admits she likes going, "really fast." I love feeling my heart beat," she says. Her competitive spirit took over when she started playing wheelchair athletics and now she's the first woman to win gold in both the Summer and Winter Paralympics. D
4:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
4:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   J.C. Watts (Fmr. D
5:00 am 
5:30 am 
6:00 am 
Frontline  "Money, Power and Wall Street, Hour 1 & 2"  In a special four-hour investigation, FRONTLINE tells the inside story of the origins of the financial meltdown and the battle to save the global economy. Over two consecutive weeks, the films explore key decisions, missed opportunities and the unprecedented moves by the government and banking leaders that have affected the fortunes of millions of people. In Hour 1, FRONTLINE tells the epic story of the rise of modern finance. D
8:00 am 
POV  "Presumed Guilty"  In 2005 an innocent man named Tono Zuniga is picked up off the streets of Mexico City, wrongly accused, convicted of murder, and sentenced to 20 years in prison. This is the story of two young Mexican lawyers and their struggle to free Zuniga.G
9:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
10:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Eyes of the Forest"  Mountaintop views, Idaho history and the value of human eyes searching the woods below bring the story of the state's forest lookouts into focus. IdahoPTV producer John Crancer traces Idaho's forest lookouts from 1902 to the present while visiting many of the remaining ones from North Idaho into the mountains of the central and southwest parts of the state. The show visits with people collecting, preserving and rebuilding the histories of Idaho lookouts. It also travels to the ends of roads and trails to meet people who are still spending their summers watching for fires in one of the 50 to 60 lookouts still used for fire detection.G
11:00 am 
11:30 am 
12:00 pm 
Frontline  "Money, Power and Wall Street, Hour 1 & 2"  In a special four-hour investigation, FRONTLINE tells the inside story of the origins of the financial meltdown and the battle to save the global economy. Over two consecutive weeks, the films explore key decisions, missed opportunities and the unprecedented moves by the government and banking leaders that have affected the fortunes of millions of people. In Hour 1, FRONTLINE tells the epic story of the rise of modern finance. D
2:00 pm 
POV  "Presumed Guilty"  In 2005 an innocent man named Tono Zuniga is picked up off the streets of Mexico City, wrongly accused, convicted of murder, and sentenced to 20 years in prison. This is the story of two young Mexican lawyers and their struggle to free Zuniga.G
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 pm 
Frontline  "Money, Power and Wall Street, Hour 1 & 2"  In a special four-hour investigation, FRONTLINE tells the inside story of the origins of the financial meltdown and the battle to save the global economy. Over two consecutive weeks, the films explore key decisions, missed opportunities and the unprecedented moves by the government and banking leaders that have affected the fortunes of millions of people. In Hour 1, FRONTLINE tells the epic story of the rise of modern finance. D
7:00 pm 
POV  "Presumed Guilty"  In 2005 an innocent man named Tono Zuniga is picked up off the streets of Mexico City, wrongly accused, convicted of murder, and sentenced to 20 years in prison. This is the story of two young Mexican lawyers and their struggle to free Zuniga.G
8:00 pm 
Doha Debates, The  "This House has no confidence in Bahrain's promise to reform."  Bahrain's ruling family was dealt a blow last night after an audience made up of mainly young Arabs used a globally televised debate to say the monarchy was unlikely to make good their promise of reform. The motion was passed by a resounding 78% in favour and 22% against - a slap in the face for a government promising its people long-awaited political reform. The session, part of the eighth series of the award-winning Doha Debates, a leading platform for free speech in the Arab world, comes just weeks after an official investigation found that Bahraini government security forces had used excessive force and widespread torture against anti-government protesters earlier in the year. D
8:47 pm 
You Are Getting Sleepy   Glynn Washington's mesmerizing storytelling skills long predate his turn as the host and executive producer of NPR's SNAP JUDGMENT. With a resume including stints as an educator, diplomat, community activist, actor, political strategist, fist-shaker, mountain-hollerer, and foot stomper, Washington first discovered his spellbinding ways while still in high school. In this excerpt from a forthcoming episode of Snap Judgment, Washington narrates the life lessons learned via do-it-yourself hypnosis. D
9:00 pm 
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Food Hour: Israel & The Palestinian Territories"  Trekker Angela May discovers the diverse and rich food traditions of Israel, with visits to Jaffa, Jerusalem, the coastal city of Acca and the hills of Judea. Then chef Bobby Chinn investigates whether or not there is an authentic Palestinian cuisine as he explores Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem and Ramallah.G

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