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5:00 am 
Functional Fitness with Suzanne Andrews  "Better Balance"  NULL
5:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Mac's Secret Dog Club/The Dog Park"  Mac's Secret Dog Club - Mac starts a club and tries to exclude T-Bone. When Cleo and Clifford refuse to join without T-Bone, Mac gets lonely being the only member of such an "exclusive" club. Mac soon realizes that it's not fun to be left out and he opens the club to everyone. D
6:00 am 
Arthur  "Home Sweet Home/Do You Believe In Magic"  Home Sweet Home - Buster heads off to summer camp reluctantly, worried that he won't know anyone. But equipped with a few stories of summer camp battles and triumphs from his older and wiser friend Fritz (who runs the community garden), Buster realizes it's easy to make new friends after all. Do You Believe in Magic? - Arthur feels jealous when Buster's magic tricks outshine his own. D
6:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha's Millions/Carolina's Gifted"  Martha's Millions - When Carolina reads about a dog inheriting millions, she's appalled. What could a dog do with all that money? Martha discovers that it isn't who spends it, but how you spend it, that matters most. Vocabulary: (E) inherit(s)(ed)(ing)(ance), wealthy, greedy, generous, fortune (I) will, buy, spend, stingy, give(ing). D
7:00 am 
Curious George  "Wind Symphony/George and Allie's Automated Car Wash"  Wind Symphony - George is an expert at making noise, so Mr. Zoobel asks for his help in creating a one-of-a-kind rooftop Wind Symphony. George and Zoobel listen closely to the different sounds of everyday objects, whether it's banging pots, clinking silverware, or flapping laundry, and find the perfect instruments for a wind-powered orchestra. But as the crowd gathers below, the promised wind isn't arriving and George has to think of a way to save the day. D
7:30 am 
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
8:00 am 
Super Why!  "Molly's Dance Show"  The curtain rises on Princess Pea's dance recital but she's too scared to come out of the wings! Super Why and his friends head into the story Molly's Dance Show to meet a ballerina doll with similar stage fright. When Molly's dreams of performing come true, thanks to a fairy princess and some magic slippers, Princess Presto wonders what it will take for her to have confidence, too. Educational Objectives: To learn about self-confidence. D
8:30 am 
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
9:00 am 
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
10:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "I Want to Be A Scientist!"  In his backyard, Sid is intently observing squirrels and really wants to know why they make funny squeaking sounds. It makes him wonder what kind of scientist investigates animals? Fortunately for Sid, today his class is going on a field trip to the Science Center, where a special guest greets them-it's Gabriela's Mom, Dr. Rosalinda Cordova! She is a marine biologist, and tells the kids about her exciting job SCUBA diving with whales. Completely enthralled, Sid wants to know if scientists investigate other kinds of animals too? Dr. Cordova uses a video connection so we can meet a real wildlife biologist studying pandas at the San Diego Zoo! This leads the rest of the kids to ask about science fields they're interested in. D
10:30 am 
WordWorld  "Dancing Dog/Pig's Big Moonlight Feast"  Dancing Dog - It's the day of the Word World Concert and no one is more excited than Dog - he loves music. Unfortunately, he can't play an instrument. With the help of his good friend Bear, Dog discovers that anyone can make music! Pig's Big Moonlight Feast - When Pig is too sick to cook the Moonlight Feast, his friends step in, but they find that if you don't follow the recipe you may end up "in the soup. D
11:00 am 
Caillou  "Try, Try Again"  Caillou, Grandpa and Dad go for a special hike in the woods. Caillou has to catch a falling leaf before it touches the ground. After a while he gets frustrated but Grandpa tells him to try and try again, that is the only way. D
11:30 am 
Barney & Friends  "Barney's Big Garden and Listen!"  Barney's Big Garden: Baby Bop wants Barney, BJ and the kids to play with her instead of working in their garden. They promise to play with her as soon as they finish. Baby Bop can't wait, and tries many ways to get them to come play with her now, none of which work. D
12:00 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
12:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Water Creatures"  When two African penguins stop by Animal Junction, Zoboo, Chris and Martin talk about water creatures. Even though penguins are birds, they swim instead of flying.G
1:00 pm 
Curious George  "Wind Symphony/George and Allie's Automated Car Wash"  Wind Symphony - George is an expert at making noise, so Mr. Zoobel asks for his help in creating a one-of-a-kind rooftop Wind Symphony. George and Zoobel listen closely to the different sounds of everyday objects, whether it's banging pots, clinking silverware, or flapping laundry, and find the perfect instruments for a wind-powered orchestra. But as the crowd gathers below, the promised wind isn't arriving and George has to think of a way to save the day. D
1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha's Millions/Carolina's Gifted"  Martha's Millions - When Carolina reads about a dog inheriting millions, she's appalled. What could a dog do with all that money? Martha discovers that it isn't who spends it, but how you spend it, that matters most. Vocabulary: (E) inherit(s)(ed)(ing)(ance), wealthy, greedy, generous, fortune (I) will, buy, spend, stingy, give(ing). D
2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Junior Assistant"  Francine wants to be on the next season of the "The Junior Assistant, " a reality show run by The Ronald, one of the most rich and famous people in the world. She must collaborate with Hector and The Electric Company to make six hundred cookies by five o'clock in order to prove she's worthy of being on the show. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Mr. Big's Colossal Mini-Golf/The Young and the Meatless"  The Young and the Meatless - Romantic sparks fly when the Butcher meets Lady Redundant Woman's copy Dupey. Will Lady Redundant Woman allow a union between one of her copies and the meat-wielding villain? Vocabulary: Duplicate, Interruption. Mr. Big's Mini-Golf - There's a new villain in town, Guy Rich, he's a super rich evil businessman. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Flight of the Pollinators"  When a miniaturized Chris gets covered with pollen and ends up sticking to a bee, he's off into the remarkable world of the pollinators. Martin, Aviva, and the rest of the creature explorers must find Chris in an adventure that uncovers the amazing delivery system of plants and their animal partners. They learn that plants use animals to help them make their seeds through a process called pollination. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Return to Sensible Flats"  (topic: Line Graphs) - Something is amiss with the bliss of Sensible Flats. The reservoir is dry. The town is out of water. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Ruff Fetches The Fetchers"  Season Five is about to start but Ruff has been so busy trying to find his long-lost parents, he's forgotten to choose his Season 5 FETCHers! In this casting special, viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at how Ruff goes about picking his contestants. Unfortunately, shortly after selecting his intrepid kids, Ruff loses them on the way to Studio G!. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Home Sweet Home/Do You Believe In Magic"  Home Sweet Home - Buster heads off to summer camp reluctantly, worried that he won't know anyone. But equipped with a few stories of summer camp battles and triumphs from his older and wiser friend Fritz (who runs the community garden), Buster realizes it's easy to make new friends after all. Do You Believe in Magic? - Arthur feels jealous when Buster's magic tricks outshine his own. D
5:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Dancing Dog/Pig's Big Moonlight Feast"  Dancing Dog - It's the day of the Word World Concert and no one is more excited than Dog - he loves music. Unfortunately, he can't play an instrument. With the help of his good friend Bear, Dog discovers that anyone can make music! Pig's Big Moonlight Feast - When Pig is too sick to cook the Moonlight Feast, his friends step in, but they find that if you don't follow the recipe you may end up "in the soup. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Stocks wrap up their best quarter in years, we look back at strongest parts of the economy. New York Correspondent Erika Miller previews the next quarter. Mega Millions $640 million dollar jackpot. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
7:30 pm 
Need to Know   NULL
8:00 pm 
Idaho Reports 2012   Idaho Public Television's weekly coverage of the Idaho Legislature with host Greg Hahn begins. The one-hour show continues through adjournment.G
9:00 pm 
Great Performances  "San Francisco Symphony at 100"  From the ashes of the great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 rose the passionate desire of a community to embrace music and build an orchestra to restore its spirit. Thus the San Francisco Symphony was born a few years after the disaster, and it has spanned the past century to become a cultural gem in one of the most progressive cities in America and the world.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
5:00 am 
Nature  "The Himalayas"  Despite their forbidding appearance, the mountains, which are considered sacred, are rich with a surprising array of plants and animals. Snow leopards, red pandas, Asiatic black bears, musk deer, snub-nosed monkeys, Tibetan foxes and high-flying birds populate the heights. Great valleys draw warm wet air in from the tropics, creating rainforests at 8,000 feet, each one a tropical paradise like the long-sought Shangri-la.G
6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life"  Rick explores the half-timbered charm of Rouen, reflects on Monet's lily ponds, peeks in on local artisans, and sees Honfleur's harbor with an easel. The adventure also includes composer Eric Satie's eccentric world, Normandy cuisine, a tour of the D-Day beaches and a visit to the abbey of Mont St. Michel.G
6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Pacific Rim With Rudy Maxa  "Seattle"  A hip, happening urban center surrounded by natural beauty, Seattle combines city life with the great outdoors. Rudy explores the vibrant downtown, samples microbrews and lattes, noses around Seattle's neighborhoods and hops aboard a ferry. Excursions take us hiking at magnificent Mount Rainier and boating through the San Juan Islands in search of whales. D
7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Gateway to the Galapagos"  The Desert Speaks begins its journey to the Galapagos Islands with a visit to Ecuador, which is to the islands as the United States is to Hawaii. After visiting a market on the mainland and a village with a monument to the equator, it's off to the islands of Bartolome and Genovese to explore their volcanic origins and get an up-close and personal look at the native wildlife. Some of the featured animals include several species of Boobies, waved Albatross, marine iguanas, Galapagos Hawks and the Magnificent frigate birds. D
7:30 am 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Baked Potato Bar"  Whether you serve them up mashed, stir them into casseroles and soups, or simply chop them up to make French fries, potatoes are absolutely delicious. You may know potatoes as just a side dish or accompaniment to a meal, but today we're going to serve these potatoes as the main dish? We're making them the center attraction! We're creating a Baked Potato Bar. When these are hot out of the oven, we'll serve them up with a variety of fresh toppings that will create a perfect meal. D
8:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "The Power of Worms - Vermicompost As An Organic Marvel"  Sonoma, CA Princeton, NJ. - While worms are an important ingredient of the soil, they can steal the show in the compost pile. With vermicompost, worms do all the work of breaking down and decomposing kitchen scraps, turning it into nutrient rich castings for the garden. D
8:30 am 
This American Land  "Florida Panthers, Smoky Mountains, Rock Creek Wilderness"  Conservationists race against time to save Florida panthers from extinction. Locals debate whether the Rock Creek area of the Bighorn Mountains deserves federal protection as wilderness.G
9:00 am 
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
9:30 am 
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
10:00 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
11:00 am 
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
12:00 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
12:30 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
1:00 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
1:30 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
2:00 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
2:30 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
3:00 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
3:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Backroad Adventures"  Taking three routes - Owyhee Backcountry Byway (Mud Flat Road), Magruder Corridor, and Lolo Motorway - the program samples what Idaho's 40,000 miles of backroads offer travelers. Along the way, there are scenic vistas, a bit of history, and opportunities to spot wildlife.G
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 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
6:00 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
7:00 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
8:00 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
9:00 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
10:00 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
11:00 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
5:00 am 
Ciao Italia  "$20.00 Dinner/Venti Dollari Per La Cena"  Mary Ann shows you just how far 20 dollars can go when you're creative about what you're preparing for dinner, starting off with a creamy Farfalle with Gorgonzola Sauce. Second course? Oven-roasted Pork Loin with Apples, followed by an fresh mixed salad, and to polish off this low-cost, high-taste meal, ice-cold, orange-flavored Granita. D
5:30 am 
Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef  "Treasures of Provence: Eggplant & Tomatoes"  Inspired by the cooking of Provence, Chef Keller creates some fabulous dishes with the classic combination of eggplant and tomatoes, including a show-stopping stack. Poor Man's Caviar; Eggplant, Pepper & Goat Cheese Stack.G
6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life"  After exploring the half-timbered charm of Rouen, we reflect on Monet's lily ponds, peek in on local artisans, and set up an easel at Honfleur's harbor. We venture into composer Eric Satie's eccentric world and feast on the finest of Normandy cuisine. After pondering sacrifice and celebrating freedom on the D-Day beaches, we hike with pilgrims to the enchanted island abbey of Mont St. Michel.G
6:30 am 
Travel with Kids  "Costa Rica - Monte Verde and the Pacific Coast"  Join the Roberts family as they explore the cloud forest of Monte Verde where snakes and bats have their own museums and the best way to get around is by horse or zip line. Next, head by ferry from the mainland to kick back on the Peninsula Nicoya on the Pacific Coast in the decades old backpackers village of Montezuma and experience the coastal magic of Costa Rica, one of the world's most diverse eco-zones, with jungle and ocean encounters with all sorts of creatures. D
7:00 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Relaxing Environment"  Allen seeks out amazing garden destinations including the Denver Botanic Gardens, Arlington National Cemetery and Bridge Gardens in Bridge Hampton, New York. Also, Allen and his friend Elizabeth Lear visit an amazing parterre garden and labyrinth.G
7:30 am 
This Old House  "Barrington Project, Part 9 of 10"  Builder Andy Tiplady sets 4"x4" glass tile in the kitchen using a light green grout (mixed with a latex additive) as the adhesive to set the tile and give a depth of color to the backsplash that thinset would not allow. Outside, the new insulated steel garage door is up; inside, host Kevin O'Connor works with Andy to install a garage storage system from the home center to keep the space organized. At the front deck, carpenter Chris Aguiar finishes up the cable railing system. D
8:00 am 
American Woodshop  "Shaker Inspired Wall Cabinet"  Shakers knew the value of making things to last. Ideal anywhere. D
8:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Flea Market Finds"  We find our best stuff at flea markets, garage sales and Goodwill! Today we'll show you what we've found and how we are using it! We begin with a survival guide for successful flea market shopping. Then, Shari makes candle sticks from chair legs. Next, meet an artist that specializes in creating unique outdoor art from soldered, old tools. D
9:00 am 
Sewing with Nancy  "Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z, Part 1"  Learn updated and easy techniques to make your sewing and quilting more enjoyable. Nancy shares a sampling of simplified tips and techniques from her book, Sewing A to Z. In this first part of the series she covers letters A-G with techniques such as preparing Anchor Cloths, making Belt Loops, Cutting Out Patterns, using Double Needles, Easing Seams, making Fabric Tubes, and using Gathers. D
9:30 am 
Best of Simply Painting: Across Europe  "To Scotland By Boat"  Frank traces the route of many Irish immigrants in the space-age cockpit of a jet-propelled ferry. D
10:00 am 
Simply Ming  "Jacques Pepin & Paner"  You know a cooking technique is a true classic when it can be found around the world. On this episode, you'll find it right here on SIMPLY MING. The French call it "paner a l'anglaise. D
10:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "San Diego: Giant Squid, Milanese Style"  Lidia shares her memories of San Diego with viewers and heads out to do some more fishing with Esca's Dave Pasternack. Joined by Del Posto's Mark Ladner, Lidia makes a Giant Squid Milanese, Stuffed Mushrooms, and Spinach Salad. D
11:00 am 
Teaching Reading K-2: A Library of Classroom Practices  "Connecting Skills to Text"  Learning to read in Charmon Evans's first-grade classroom in Port Hueneme, California is skills-oriented and fun. Students interact with a talking puppet or are contestants in the Word Wall Game Show. Ms. Evans balances skill development - phonemic awareness, phonics, and sight word identification - with authentic reading and writing tasks to encourage a love of learning. D
11:30 am 
Teaching Reading K-2: A Library of Classroom Practices  "Promoting Readers As Leaders"  Valerie Kostandos believes all her first-grade students in Melrose, Massachusetts should take on the role of leader. This contributes to a learning climate where students see themselves as readers, writers, and leaders who manage their classroom routines. They take attendance, help each other discover the motivation of a character in a text, and make decisions about when they need support in reading. D
12:00 pm 
Mathematics Illuminated  "Making Sense of Randomness"  Probability is the mathematical study of randomness, or events in which the outcome is uncertain. This unit examines probability, tracing its evolution from a way to improve chances at the gaming table to modern applications of understanding traffic flow and financial markets. D
12:30 pm 
Mathematics Illuminated  "Geometries Beyond Euclid"  Our first exposure to geometry is that of Euclid, in which all triangles have 180 degrees. As it turns out, triangles can have more or less than 180 degrees. This unit explores these curved spaces that are at once otherwordly and firmly of this world. D
1:00 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Renaissance and the Age of Discovery"  In art, scholarship, and exploration, Europe is possessed by a new passion for knowledge.G
1:30 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Renaissance and the New World"  The discovery of the Americas presents new challenges to Europe's ideas and institutions.G
2:00 pm 
Human Condition  "The Medical Marketplace"  The program takes the viewer through the choices we must make in regards to our health care, from how to pick an insurance plan that fits your needs to building a relationship with your primary care physician.G
2:30 pm 
Human Condition  "What Price?"  The program delves into two critical issues; inequalities in health care and health care delivery, and ethical considerations in allocating limited health care resources and attempts to determine how the individual's level of responsibility for practicing healthy behaviors meshes with the "right" to access the health care system.G
3:00 pm 
Saddle Club  "The Home Straight"  Saddle Club members are faced with the difficult task of finding a way an old man and a horse can both enjoy useful old age.G
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Scam-A-Rama (Protect Yourself from Being Scammed)"  It's a complicated world and there are many ways you can be taken advantage of or cheated. Learn how to recognize a scam, and how to protect yourself from identify theft, pyramid schemes, and more. D
4:00 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Raising Backyard Chickens"  The surge in popularity for raising backyard chickens has turned many an urban executive into weekend urban farmer. With plenty of new information in books and online, there's still no substitute for truly showing the ABC's of raising chickens at home. Todd Brock, Co-author of "Building Chicken Coops for Dummies" shows us everything that we need to know. D
4:30 pm 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Sini Kufta"  Today we're traveling around the world to show a Middle Eastern or Armenian favorite.Sini Kufta. Kufta are yummy and creative little meatballs, and very easy to assemble, when you make them in a tray or casserole like we're doing today, they're called Sini Kufta. D
5:00 pm 
Ciao Italia  "$20.00 Dinner/Venti Dollari Per La Cena"  Mary Ann shows you just how far 20 dollars can go when you're creative about what you're preparing for dinner, starting off with a creamy Farfalle with Gorgonzola Sauce. Second course? Oven-roasted Pork Loin with Apples, followed by an fresh mixed salad, and to polish off this low-cost, high-taste meal, ice-cold, orange-flavored Granita. D
5:30 pm 
Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef  "Treasures of Provence: Eggplant & Tomatoes"  Inspired by the cooking of Provence, Chef Keller creates some fabulous dishes with the classic combination of eggplant and tomatoes, including a show-stopping stack. Poor Man's Caviar; Eggplant, Pepper & Goat Cheese Stack.G
6:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life"  After exploring the half-timbered charm of Rouen, we reflect on Monet's lily ponds, peek in on local artisans, and set up an easel at Honfleur's harbor. We venture into composer Eric Satie's eccentric world and feast on the finest of Normandy cuisine. After pondering sacrifice and celebrating freedom on the D-Day beaches, we hike with pilgrims to the enchanted island abbey of Mont St. Michel.G
6:30 pm 
Travel with Kids  "Costa Rica - Monte Verde and the Pacific Coast"  Join the Roberts family as they explore the cloud forest of Monte Verde where snakes and bats have their own museums and the best way to get around is by horse or zip line. Next, head by ferry from the mainland to kick back on the Peninsula Nicoya on the Pacific Coast in the decades old backpackers village of Montezuma and experience the coastal magic of Costa Rica, one of the world's most diverse eco-zones, with jungle and ocean encounters with all sorts of creatures. D
7:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Relaxing Environment"  Allen seeks out amazing garden destinations including the Denver Botanic Gardens, Arlington National Cemetery and Bridge Gardens in Bridge Hampton, New York. Also, Allen and his friend Elizabeth Lear visit an amazing parterre garden and labyrinth.G
7:30 pm 
This Old House  "Barrington Project, Part 9 of 10"  Builder Andy Tiplady sets 4"x4" glass tile in the kitchen using a light green grout (mixed with a latex additive) as the adhesive to set the tile and give a depth of color to the backsplash that thinset would not allow. Outside, the new insulated steel garage door is up; inside, host Kevin O'Connor works with Andy to install a garage storage system from the home center to keep the space organized. At the front deck, carpenter Chris Aguiar finishes up the cable railing system. D
8:00 pm 
American Woodshop  "Shaker Inspired Wall Cabinet"  Shakers knew the value of making things to last. Ideal anywhere. D
8:30 pm 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Flea Market Finds"  We find our best stuff at flea markets, garage sales and Goodwill! Today we'll show you what we've found and how we are using it! We begin with a survival guide for successful flea market shopping. Then, Shari makes candle sticks from chair legs. Next, meet an artist that specializes in creating unique outdoor art from soldered, old tools. D
9:00 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z, Part 1"  Learn updated and easy techniques to make your sewing and quilting more enjoyable. Nancy shares a sampling of simplified tips and techniques from her book, Sewing A to Z. In this first part of the series she covers letters A-G with techniques such as preparing Anchor Cloths, making Belt Loops, Cutting Out Patterns, using Double Needles, Easing Seams, making Fabric Tubes, and using Gathers. D
9:30 pm 
Best of Simply Painting: Across Europe  "To Scotland By Boat"  Frank traces the route of many Irish immigrants in the space-age cockpit of a jet-propelled ferry. D
10:00 pm 
Simply Ming  "Jacques Pepin & Paner"  You know a cooking technique is a true classic when it can be found around the world. On this episode, you'll find it right here on SIMPLY MING. The French call it "paner a l'anglaise. D
10:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "San Diego: Giant Squid, Milanese Style"  Lidia shares her memories of San Diego with viewers and heads out to do some more fishing with Esca's Dave Pasternack. Joined by Del Posto's Mark Ladner, Lidia makes a Giant Squid Milanese, Stuffed Mushrooms, and Spinach Salad. D
11:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "New System of Government"  After the War for Independence, the struggle for a new system of government begins. Professor Maier looks at the creation of the Constitution of the United States. The Republic survives a series of threats to its union, and the program ends with the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the Fourth of July, 1826. D
11:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Westward Expansion"  At the dawn of the nineteenth century, the size of the United States doubles with the Louisiana Purchase. The Appalachians are no longer the barrier to American migration west; the Mississippi River becomes the country's central artery; and Jefferson's vision of an Empire of Liberty begins to take shape. American historian Stephen Ambrose joins Professors Maier and Miller in examining the consequences of the Louisiana Purchase -- for the North, the South, and the history of the country. D
5:00 am 
Triangle Fire: American Experience   On March 25th, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York's Greenwich Village. The blaze ripped through the congested loft; huge piles of trimmings fed the flames. Petrified workers desperately tried to make their way downstairs, but the factory owners kept the doors on the 9th floor locked and the woefully inadequate fire escape soon crumpled. D
6:00 am 
Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100   This documentary celebrates the centennial of the oldest (and smallest) ballpark in America. Using a Red Sox-Yankees game as a backdrop, the film tells the story of Fenway's long history as a venue for sports and as a public space such as a 1918 Irish Republican rally, FDR's last presidential campaign speech, and concerts by Bruce Springsteen.G
7:00 am 
Global Voices  "Greener Grass: Cuba, Baseball and the United States"  Since 1866, Cubans have lovingly played baseball, a game that represented independence and modernity. Both Cuba and the U.S. embraced the game, but in distinct ways. D
8:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
9:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Backroad Adventures"  Taking three routes - Owyhee Backcountry Byway (Mud Flat Road), Magruder Corridor, and Lolo Motorway - the program samples what Idaho's 40,000 miles of backroads offer travelers. Along the way, there are scenic vistas, a bit of history, and opportunities to spot wildlife.G
9:30 am 
Dialogue  "Reporters' Roundup 3/29/12"  Marcia Franklin speaks with reporters from around the state.G
10:00 am 
Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman  "Ending America's Dropout Crisis Part 1: Middle School Intervention That Works"  A look at what can be done at the middle school level to keep students in school through high school and beyond. Studies show that the middle school years are critical to high school success. This program will profile middle school leaders, teachers, students and programs that have helped turned troubled middle schools into models of success. D
10:30 am 
Great Decisions In Foreign Policy  "Living Planet: State of the Seas"  Depleting fish populations. Coral erosion. Polluted waters. D
11:00 am 
Triangle Fire: American Experience   On March 25th, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York's Greenwich Village. The blaze ripped through the congested loft; huge piles of trimmings fed the flames. Petrified workers desperately tried to make their way downstairs, but the factory owners kept the doors on the 9th floor locked and the woefully inadequate fire escape soon crumpled. D
12:00 pm 
Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100   This documentary celebrates the centennial of the oldest (and smallest) ballpark in America. Using a Red Sox-Yankees game as a backdrop, the film tells the story of Fenway's long history as a venue for sports and as a public space such as a 1918 Irish Republican rally, FDR's last presidential campaign speech, and concerts by Bruce Springsteen.G
1:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Greener Grass: Cuba, Baseball and the United States"  Since 1866, Cubans have lovingly played baseball, a game that represented independence and modernity. Both Cuba and the U.S. embraced the game, but in distinct ways. D
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Triangle Fire: American Experience   On March 25th, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York's Greenwich Village. The blaze ripped through the congested loft; huge piles of trimmings fed the flames. Petrified workers desperately tried to make their way downstairs, but the factory owners kept the doors on the 9th floor locked and the woefully inadequate fire escape soon crumpled. D
5:00 pm 
Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100   This documentary celebrates the centennial of the oldest (and smallest) ballpark in America. Using a Red Sox-Yankees game as a backdrop, the film tells the story of Fenway's long history as a venue for sports and as a public space such as a 1918 Irish Republican rally, FDR's last presidential campaign speech, and concerts by Bruce Springsteen.G
6:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Greener Grass: Cuba, Baseball and the United States"  Since 1866, Cubans have lovingly played baseball, a game that represented independence and modernity. Both Cuba and the U.S. embraced the game, but in distinct ways. D
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100   This documentary celebrates the centennial of the oldest (and smallest) ballpark in America. Using a Red Sox-Yankees game as a backdrop, the film tells the story of Fenway's long history as a venue for sports and as a public space such as a 1918 Irish Republican rally, FDR's last presidential campaign speech, and concerts by Bruce Springsteen.G
11:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Greener Grass: Cuba, Baseball and the United States"  Since 1866, Cubans have lovingly played baseball, a game that represented independence and modernity. Both Cuba and the U.S. embraced the game, but in distinct ways. D

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