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March 30, 2012
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Tracks Ahead  "Trans Siberian Railroad, Part 1"  Take a ride on the longest rail line on the planet; visit an Arizona man who has built a tribute to his native New York; go to Cincinnati and visit a museum that is a testament to a childhood dream; and meet a man who never met a model train gauge he didn't like. D

11:00 am 
Live from the Artists Den  "The Fray"  On an early Autumn night, the Angel Orensanz Center, a magnificent landmark in the heart of New York City's Lower East Side, hosted a stunning performance by multi-platinum rockers The Fray. The Denver-based band played 15 songs, a mix of such fan favorites as the Top 10 hits "How to Save a Life," "Over My Head" and "You Found Me," alongside new material from the forthcoming album "Scars and Stories, " including the current hit single, "Heartbeat." The show marked the first time some of these songs were ever played on stage, and concluded with a powerful version of the brand-new ballad "Be Still," performed solo at the piano by singer Isaac Slade. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Cowmonster Pair"  Elmo and Telly are at Hooper's store when Little Bo Peep comes looking for her cow. Elmo and Telly offer to help her and decide to call themselves the Cowmonster Pair! Luis comes along and sings about animal tracks. Now Elmo and Telly have their first clue! They find animal tracks on the ground, but when Telly tosses his lasso around an animal, it's a chicken, not a cow! Luis gives them another clue and sings about tracks that are kind of round. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "New Neighbors /Don's Collection"  New Neighbors - Mr. Pteranodon is annoyed when a new hooting family moves in next door! The new neighbors are a family of Lambeosaurus. Through a bit of compromising, the Pteranodon and Lambeousaurus families agree on terms they can both live with and become fast friends. Don's Collection - Don and new neighbor, Lily Lambeosaurus, stay at Pteranodon Terrace when the other kids take a day trip to the Big Pond. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "King Eddie Who Loved Spaghetti"  It's dinner time at Whyatt's house but things are not going well! He's perplexed when Mom and Dad say that what's on his plate isn't healthy. To find out why, the reading superheroes fly into the story King Eddie Who Loved Spaghetti and encounter a wacky king who only wants to eat one thing - spaghetti! As the super readers convince King Eddie taste new foods, Whyatt learns there's more to dinner than he had originally thought! Educational Objectives: To learn about healthy eating. Kids will uncover the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, learn what the word "ripe" means, and use the power to read to change the story. D

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Chasing Rainbows/Follow The Prints"  The kids are painting a picture of a rainbow but can't remember all the colors to use. Luckily for them, Cat takes them to Color-ga-lore to meet King Kaleidoscope, an expert on rainbows! Nick and Sally are enjoying a backyard picnic when they discover their last strawberry has gone missing! Who could have taken it? Cat's friend Cluey Looey can help them!G

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "The Blue and the Gray"  Martin and Chris are absorbed in a hilarious competition to discover who is the best acorn planter, blue jays or gray squirrels, when a strange Creature Power Suit malfunction transforms Martin into an acorn and grows him into an Oak tree! Chris activates the squirrel powers of his Creature Power Suit, but gets waylaid by a bobcat and goshawk, and the Aviva, Koki, and Jimmy can't find them. It'll take some animal-loving Wild Kratts kids to get them out of this mess. D

3:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Sea Lion Kelp Forest"  Create this beautiful kelp forest scene using Wyland's technique, drawing and painting in the same motion.G

3:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play Elton John's "Your Song" and the signature lick from Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island." Featured guests are five-time Grammy nominee David Benoit, Andy LaVerne and Bobby Floyd. D

4:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Of Drought and Fire"  Within the last three decades there have been large wildfires consuming the forests in nearly all the mountain ranges above the desert southwest. Just below the ranges, the lack of rains combined with invasive species has caused additional wildfires that have devastated portions of the Sonoran Desert. The link between drought and fire has pre-historic roots and host David Yetman and Tom Swetnam from the University of Arizona's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research travel through the desert to higher elevations that contain evidence of drought, fire, and civilization. D

4:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Backroad Adventures"  There's something mighty fine about a dirt road. And if you're willing to get off the pavement, Idaho's back roads will take you to some hidden gems. The Owyhee Uplands National Backcountry Byway, in southwestern Idaho; the Magruder Corridor, between two northern Idaho wilderness areas; and the Lolo Motorway, that follows portions of both the Nez Perce and Lewis & Clark trails -- if you can endure the bumps, these roads will provide the adventure!G

5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

6:00 pm 
Nature  "Ocean Giants: Giant Lives"  The great whales such as the blue and the bowhead are the largest animals that have ever lived on our planet. Yet these mighty leviathans feed on tiny shrimp and sardines. This first episode of the mini-series shows why size matters in the world of whales. Part 1 of 3G

7:00 pm 
Wild!  "Big Cat Challenge"  Lions, cheetahs and leopards: each cat has developed its own unique hunting strategies and survival techniques. In this fast-moving film, we examine their behavior and competitive interaction with each other to discover which is the ultimate hunter.G

8:00 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

9:00 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

10:00 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

11:00 pm 
Nature  "Ocean Giants: Giant Lives"  The great whales such as the blue and the bowhead are the largest animals that have ever lived on our planet. Yet these mighty leviathans feed on tiny shrimp and sardines. This first episode of the mini-series shows why size matters in the world of whales. Part 1 of 3G

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