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Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize   The recipient of the 14th Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is honored by her colleagues. The star-studded tributes include those from Kristin Chenoweth, Jimmy Kimmel, Jason Mraz and Lily Tomlin.G
9:30 pm 
Erma Bombeck: Legacy of Laughter   This film examines the life and career of the late American humorist. Archival photographs, video clips and personal memorabilia trace Bombeck's life from her childhood during the Great Depression to her work as a women's rights activist. Interviews with family, friends and colleagues and readings from her work expand the portrait. Her neighbor, friend and former talk-show host Phil Donahue narrates the profile.G
10:00 pm 
Frontline  "Big Sky, Big Money"  In collaboration with public radio's "Marketplace," FRONTLINE travels to Montana, epicenter of the campaign finance debate, for a tale of money, politics and intrigue. The state tried to challenge the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision in court. Montana is now investigating suspected campaign abuses and playing host to a bitter U.S. Senate race.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
7:30 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
8:00 pm 
NOVA scienceNOW  "How Smart Can We Get?"  From a man who suddenly acquires a musical gift after a freak head injury to a "memory athlete" who can remember strings of hundreds of random numbers, host David Pogue meets people stretching the boundaries of what the human mind can do. Then Pogue puts himself to the test: After high-res scanning, he finds out how the anatomy of his brain measures up against Albert Einstein's brain.G
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Iceman Murder Mystery"  He's been dead for more than 5,000 years. He's been poked, prodded and probed by scientists for the last 20. And yet today, Otzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps nearly two decades ago, continues to keep many secrets.G
10:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1930's"  Though overshadowed by the Great Depression, there is no shortage of ingenuity in the 1930s. The 2-way radio gets miniaturized and the world's first portable walkie-talkie goes on the air. The electric guitar changes popular music forever and commuters become a cash cow for cities when the parking meter is introduced. Part 4 of 10G
11:00 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
11:30 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
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Surprising Bulgaria"  Rick finds a time warp of old and new chic shops in the city, and donkey carts in the country.G
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "San Francisco, California"  San Francisco is a city whose present day gleam began with the discovery of glittering gold. The people who settled San Francisco came from all over the world and as they mixed together they established the traditions that make San Francisco what it is today. We'll look at the city's unique history, love of opulence and appreciation of good food. D
8:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Vegetable Bounty"  Endive With Olives; Stewed Navy Beans; Gratin Of Leeks; Classic Ratatouille; Tomatoes Maison. D
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Soup and Bread from Scratch"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals the problem with whole wheat flour. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews Pullman bread pans to see if they live up to the hype. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat flour. D
9:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "Domesticated Bliss: The Story of Livestock In America"  Burt traces the changes brought to America with the introduction of chicken, pigs, horses and cattle from Europe.G
10:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Asia Express"  Joanne embraces teaching traditional recipes and then showing new ways to use them. She and her student Reggie make mayonnaise and create an Asian inspired meal of tuna burgers with wasabi mayonnaise and Thai cabbage and grapefruit slaw, leaving Reggie wondering if he will ever buy mayonnaise again. Recipes: Grilled Yellowtail Tuna Burgers with Wasabi Mayonnaise and Thai Cabbage and Grapefruit Slaw. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Surprising Bulgaria"  Rick finds a time warp of old and new chic shops in the city, and donkey carts in the country.G
11:00 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Atmospheric Pollution"  Once released, air pollutants react chemically with each other under solar radiation to become even more dangerous secondary pollutants. A company in the Northeast U.S. tracks the emission of pollutants at street level, while an international long-term study follows plumes of pollution from Mexico City across the continent and beyond. D
11:30 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Earth's Changing Climate"  Tropical glaciers are the world's thermometers; their melting is a signal that human activities are warming the planet. A California project tries to predict whether natural ecosystems will be able to absorb enough additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the next 50 years to mitigate the full impact of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions. D
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8:30 pm 
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Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Aspen Institute Presents  "Our Planet: 7 Billion and Counting"  Speakers: Helene Gayle, Joel Achenbach, David Breashears, Richard Daley. D
11:00 pm 
Nature  "Magic of the Snowy Owl"  Nature explores the world of the snowy owl, a bird recently made popular by Hedwig, Harry Potter's faithful companion. Turning fantasy into reality, "Magic of the Snowy Owl" takes an intimate look at how these majestic birds survive in one of the most isolated and inhospitable places on the planet. Noted wildlife filmmaker Fergus Beeley ("Jungle Eagle") takes viewers deep into the "snowy's" tundra home on the North Slope of Alaska to observe the daily struggles involved in raising a family of helpless chicks until they are able to fly. D

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