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August 31, 2008
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1:30 pm 
Hometime  "Circular Window"  Dean, Miriam and the crew re-work the bones of a small rambler and install new windows and doors.G
2:00 pm 
The New Yankee Workshop  "Table Saw 101 - Part 2"  Norm Abram completes a two-part demonstration of table-saw basics that includes dadoing, setting up stacked dado cutters, the making of rabbets and the building of a sacrificial fence. He also evaluates miter gauges and shows how to make accurate tenons with a factory-built jigG
2:30 pm 
This Old House  "New Orleans Project, Part 6"  Host Kevin O'Connor meets the Mercy Corps program director who shows Kevin how the nonprofit organization helps New Orleans homeowners deconstruct their ruined properties at no cost. The salvaged materials are given to local depots to be sold at reduced prices.G
3:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Replacing Rotted Stairs/Leaky Polybutylene Pipes"  Roger Cook replaces a set of rotted wooden stairs with new steps made of granite. Richard Trethewey travels to Raleigh, North Carolina, to help a homeowner replace leaky polybutylene pipes throughout the house.G
3:30 pm 
The Victory Garden   In California, West Coast correspondent Bob Smaus tours the grounds of San Juan Capistrano Mission, a residential garden with eight interwoven garden rooms and Casa Del Herrero.G
4:00 pm 
Cultivating Life  "Mushroom"  The show reveals how to grow shitakes and portabellas at home, makes a visit to a specialty mushroom farm, and offers simple recipes for this favorite fungus.G
4:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Artificial Intelligence"  Host Joan Cartan-Hansen looks at the future of artificial intelligence and its impact on our lives with two guests: Caleb Chung, the inventor of the first widely released robot, Furby, and Jim Sosoka, Chief Technology Officer for UGOBE.G
5:00 pm 
Monarch of the Glen   A stranger (James Fleet) shows up unable to remember his name and Molly takes him under her wing. Isobel, behind on her farm rent, finds an offer from her former boss tempting.G
6:00 pm 
NOVA  "The Ghost In Your Genes"  Scientists examine how environmental influences can make small chemical changes to human DNA without affecting a gene's overall make-up. This growing field of epigenetics investigates hidden influences, such as nutrition or stress, that may trigger switches, which turn genes on or off and can be passed to future generations.G
7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Back to the Past"  There is a bright future in the past whether the Middle Ages, the era of the mountain men, the American Civil War, or just spending time at the genealogy library. This program meets re-enactors and others who touch the past by dressing in its costumes, learning its skills, researching its people, digging into forgotten historical sites, restoring building and growing heirloom plants. They reach for the past and help bring it alive in the present.G
8:00 pm 
Nature  "Animals Behaving Worse"  Humans move into the backyards of wild creatures, who in turn take up residence in the nation's spreading cities and suburbs. It is survival of the shrewdest and most tenacious in this film about animal/human conflicts, made in a format similar to the popular "Animals Behaving Badly" episode.G
9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Mystery!  "Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series 6: One Guilty Deed"  The now-reinstated Lynley, along with Havers and colleague Detective Constable Winston Nkata try to catch crime boss Michael Shand. Their star witness is found dead in marshes that were Havers' childhood holiday retreat. An unsolved two-decade-old case of a murdered child may be connected.G
10:30 pm 
Atchafalaya Houseboat   This journey follows writer Gwen Roland, who 30 years ago, built a houseboat by hand and lived as her forebears had generations earlier in Louisiana's million-acre Atchafalaya Swamp. Roland's heritage provides an unusual backdrop for a story of self-discovery.G
11:00 pm 
Doc Martin  "The Portwenn Effect"  Louisa invites Martin to the Portwenn Players Dance, a major event in the village. Martin tackles patients' problems, including one whose "friend" is a six-foot-squirrel.G
2:01 pm 
Human Geography: People, Places, and Change  "Global Firms in the Industrializing East"  Singapore has transformed itself into an economic powerhouse along the PacificnRim. In the early 1960s, multinational companies attracted by a highly skillednand cheap labor force turned Singapore into a major manufacturing center. Justna generation later, companies in Singapore delegate labor-intensive work tonMalaysia and Indonesia while bringing in new business in research,ndevelopment, and finance. D
2:30 pm 
Human Geography: People, Places, and Change  "Global Tourism"  The experiences of visitors to Hawaii, Malaysia, and Borneo are shaped by the tourist industry. Hawaii has the most mature industry, the product ofndecades of development that preserved little of its indigenous culture; Malaysianis following a similar path. Borneo is developing "ecotourism," catering to morenintrepid travelers. D
3:01 pm 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Mountain Building and the Growth of Continents"  Shows how major mountain belts and continents have evolved.G
3:30 pm 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Earth's Structures"  Illustrates how bedrock responds to tectonic forces originating within Earth.G
4:01 pm 
Fokus Deutsch  "Episode 7. Der Urlaub (The Vacation)"  Marion and her mother prepare to go on vacation. Vocabulary for clothing and wishing someone a good trip; cultural information about where Germans go on holiday. D
4:13 pm 
Fokus Deutsch  "Episode 8. Auf Der Insel R"  Marion begins a romance with Michael, and the professor and Marion work on the vacation storyline for the course. Vocabulary about vacations; cultural information about German art. D
4:29 pm 
Fokus Deutsch  "Episode 9. Abenteuer Und Liebe (Adventure and Love)"  Marion wants to rewrite the story of her vacation to add more adventure. Marion and Michael's boat is lost at sea. Vocabulary for giving opinions. D
4:44 pm 
Fokus Deutsch  "Wiederholung (Review) 3"  Contains the uninterrupted mini-dramas from Episodes 7-9. D
5:00 pm 
Made In Spain  "Surf and Turf"  Andr�s turns Spain's sparkling wine, cava, into a light dressing for oysters and a refreshing mimosa cocktail. He goes mushroom-hunting in the Catalan mountains before cooking a crumbled pork sausage with wild mushrooms.G
5:30 pm 
Everyday Food  "Supermarket Savvy"  Allie makes roasted cod jazzed up with creamy new potatoes tossed with olives and cherry tomatoes. Sarah cooks up buttermilk-baked chicken that she serves with spinach salad.G
6:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "Great Side Trips from London"  Rick takes a series of day trips where he ponders Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford, the ultimate medieval castle at Worwick and takes a walk with Newton through Cambridge.G
6:30 pm 
Classical Destinations  "Prague"  Smetana serenaded its river; Dvorak started out as a dance band fiddler; Mozart enjoyed his greatest successes here. We visit the Old Town, where Simon Callow reminisces about filming Amadeus in its beautifully preserved streets. D
7:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Vertical Garden"  Smith shows how to send a garden up a wall. Smith also tours the walled gardens of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.G
7:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Replacing Rotted Stairs/Leaky Polybutylene Pipes"  Roger Cook replaces a set of rotted wooden stairs with new steps made of granite. Richard Trethewey travels to Raleigh, North Carolina, to help a homeowner replace leaky polybutylene pipes throughout the house.G
8:00 pm 
For Your Home  "Backyard Makeover, Part 1"  In the first part of this two-part episode, Sloan and Vicki show how to add real drama and serenity to your backyard while still providing family friendly spaces. D
8:30 pm 
Cultivating Life  "Berry"  From easy-to-grow edible berries for gardens and containers to fruiting shrubs that attract birds to your garden, Cultivating Life shows that these fruits are "berry" interesting. Plus the best berry shortcake the South has to offer and a surprising use for unripe berries. D
9:00 pm 
Beads, Baubles and Jewels  "Findings"  Our first guest is Tammy Honaman - findings are an all important element of this bracelet - or is it a necklace - actually its both. Then learn about round peyote in our beading lesson with Katie Hacker. Next it's Linda Augsburg and a very quick curved tube bracelet - findings are an integral part of this piece. D
9:30 pm 
Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop-Expired  "Renoir - Landscapes, Cagnes Sur Mer, France"  Dunlop visits Renoir's home, garden and studio at Les Colettes in the ancient hill town of Cagnes Sur Mer. He sets his easel precisely where Renoir set his - in the ancient olive grove overlooking the Mediterranean - and demonstrates the master's methods. D
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "French Classics"  Kitchen experts present rigorously tested recipes for coq au vin and chocolate pots de creme that vicariously transport viewers to the bistros of Paris.G
10:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy  "A Sicilian & His Calamari"  Lidia visits her friend and olive oil producer in Palermo and is served a simple dish featuring calamari. At another friend's home overlooking the ocean she samples a simple pesto.G
11:01 pm 
Arts In Every Classroom: A Workshop for Elementary School Teachers, The  "Workshop 6. Role of Assessment In Curriculum Design"  As the Learner Teams continue working on their own units, they examine strategies for determining how well students meet unit objectives. By revisiting the lessons in the first four programs, they discover how to build formative and summative assessments into the units that they are developing. D
2:00 pm 
History Detectives  "Lee's Last Orders, Natchez House, Napoleonic Sword"  In South Carolina, a historic gentleman's club may own an original copy of Gen. Robert E. Lee's farewell address. Also investigated are a possible home of a Spanish colonial don in Mississippi and a Louisiana family's sword that may have been used by Napoleon.G
3:00 pm 
History Detectives  "John Brown's Letters, Japanese House, Poems"  A California woman's family letters may indicate she is related to abolitionist John Brown. The show seeks the origins of a tea house featured at the San Francisco World's Fair. Part 6 of 9G
4:00 pm 
Appalachians   The many Native American tribes who lived in these mountains initially intermarried and traded with early European explorers. When the Scots, Scotch-Irish and others poured into the area in the 1740s, decades of fighting began. As the newcomers settled in, they retained their traditional music and culture in the mountainous isolation. Part 1 of 3G
5:00 pm 
NOW on PBS   With Barack Obama officially nominated as the Democrat's Presidential nominee, is it time to re-think affirmative action? NOW on PBS looks at some state ballot measures that would eliminate race or gender considerations in public hiring, contracting and education programs. The controversial initiatives are being spearheaded by Ward Connerly, a long-time affirmative action opponent who some are accusing of ballot fraud. NOW also posed the question to leading thinkers at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. D
5:30 pm 
6:00 pm 
Bill Moyers Journal   What did the Democrats accomplish this week and can they deliver real change while still playing old fashioned Beltway politics? In the historic moment of the first African-American nominee for President, Bill Moyers sits down with Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and University of Pennsylvania professor of political science Adolph Reed, Jr. to discuss the promises from the DNC and expectations of Barack Obama. Also on the program, Bill Moyers speaks with political analysts Merle and Earl Black, who've tracked the American electorate for years. D
7:00 pm 
Global Voices  "A Panther In Africa/Kinshasa 2"  On October 30, 1969, Pete O'Neal, a young Black Panther in Kansas City, MO, was arrested for transporting a gun across state lines. One year later, O'Neal fled; for more than 30 years, he has lived in Tanzania as one of the last American exiles from an era when activists considered themselves at war with the U.S. government. D
8:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Artificial Intelligence"  Host Joan Cartan-Hansen looks at the future of artificial intelligence and its impact on our lives with two guests: Caleb Chung, the inventor of the first widely released robot, Furby, and Jim Sosoka, Chief Technology Officer for UGOBE.G
9:00 pm 
NOW on PBS   With Barack Obama officially nominated as the Democrat's Presidential nominee, is it time to re-think affirmative action? NOW on PBS looks at some state ballot measures that would eliminate race or gender considerations in public hiring, contracting and education programs. The controversial initiatives are being spearheaded by Ward Connerly, a long-time affirmative action opponent who some are accusing of ballot fraud. NOW also posed the question to leading thinkers at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. D
9:30 pm 
10:00 pm 
Bill Moyers Journal   What did the Democrats accomplish this week and can they deliver real change while still playing old fashioned Beltway politics? In the historic moment of the first African-American nominee for President, Bill Moyers sits down with Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and University of Pennsylvania professor of political science Adolph Reed, Jr. to discuss the promises from the DNC and expectations of Barack Obama. Also on the program, Bill Moyers speaks with political analysts Merle and Earl Black, who've tracked the American electorate for years. D
11:00 pm 
Global Voices  "A Panther In Africa/Kinshasa 2"  On October 30, 1969, Pete O'Neal, a young Black Panther in Kansas City, MO, was arrested for transporting a gun across state lines. One year later, O'Neal fled; for more than 30 years, he has lived in Tanzania as one of the last American exiles from an era when activists considered themselves at war with the U.S. government. D
1:30 pm 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "To Catch A Bird/The Best Party Ever"  To Catch a Bird - When Jetta's trophy and locket are missing, all fingers and paws point to Emily - all of them except for Clifford's! The dogs, led by Clifford, finally prove Emily didn't steal anything, and Clifford learns the value of having faith in a friend. The Best Party Ever - Jetta ridicules Emily for not planning enough exciting activities for her birthday party, so Charley convinces Emily not to invite her. But Emily realizes that Jetta's feelings were hurt and invites her after all. D
2:00 pm 
Super Why!  "The Emperor's New Clothes"  Littlest Pig is very embarrassed. Jill wants him to wear a bucket on his head for their game, and he feels just plain silly! The Super Readers dive into the tale of The Emperor's New Clothes and meet an Emperor who doesn't want to look ridiculous either! Trouble is, his clothes seem to be invisible, and there's nothing sillier than a parade in your underwear! Educational Objectives: To learn about communicating feelings, follow the alphabet, practice spelling skills and use the power to read to change the story. D
2:30 pm 
Dragon Tales  "Express Yourself/A Snowman for All Seasons"  Express Yourself - The Doodle Fairies are unveiling a painting for Princess Kidoodle. As the gang flies to see it, Enrique tries a new nickname for Cassie - Pinky! Everyone loves the nickname, except Cassie. She is upset when Enrique uses it, but does not know how to express her hurt feelings. D
3:00 pm 
Sesame Street   Oscar and Grundgetta are reading "The Tale of Sleeping Grouchy" and Slimey, Telly and Elmo join them. The story begins, "Once upon a time, there was a very, very, very grouchy princess." and it tells the tale of a princess that was so grouchy, she said things like, "Phooey! " "Ewwww!" and "Sounds horrible!" One day the grouchy princess was on a grouchy walk. D
4:00 pm 
It's A Big Big World  "Color My World/Smooch's Caterpillar"  Snook teaches Bob that animals are different colors for their protection. Harry becomes a butterfly!G
4:30 pm 
WordWorld  "Playing Spies/Wee Little Whale"  Playing Spies: When Sheep and Duck think that Dog has a secret, they decide to play "spy" to figure out the mystery. As they secretly watch Dog, they discover he wants to build a word with the "oo" sound. But will they be caught before they can guess Dog's secret? Wee Little Whale: Sheep rescues a tiny whale who is stuck in some seaweed and brings her home to her haystack. D
5:00 pm 
Caillou  "All Kinds of Weather"  Rain, sleet, sun, and snow: Caillou is amazed by all the ways that weather changes. He's nearly in a state during a thunderstorm until Dad explains what thunder is (and how to tell it's going away). Caillou also makes the best of a rainy day by splashing in puddles. D
5:30 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Winter and Summer"  Winter: When Baby Bop is surprised by the first day of cold weather, it's Barney that helps her see winter can be a wonderful time for fun. Baby Bop is getting discouraged, wondering if it will ever snow! Then, when she least expects it.the snow begins to fall! Summer: On a hot summer day, Barney teaches BJ about all the fun activities you can do during the summer. D
6:00 pm 
Teletubbies  "Handshapes Fist"  The Teletubbies Everywhere segment features Tinky Winky and the Tubby Custard Machine and the Noo Noo tidies up 5 Tubby Custard splats. The film from the USA features a little girl and her brother making pictures using their hands. They cover their hands with paint and press it onto some paper. D
6:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Night Time"  The show uses a clay animation fantasy world of Zabooland and the live-action outpost Animal Junction, where the Kratt Brothers and Zoboomafoo come together to explore world of animals and teach children how to make friends with them.G
7:00 pm 
Between the Lions  "Fuzzy Wuzzy, Wuzzy?"  Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he? Well, was he?G
7:30 pm 
Wishbone  "Golden Retrieved"  This live-action program follows the exploits of Wishbone the dog and his human friends, Joe, David and Samantha through their adventures in their hometown of Oakdale. Wishbone's everyday experiences trigger his imagination and he finds himself in scenes from classic works of literature. In this episode, Joe forgets Wishbone, when nothing seems more important than a new mountain bike. D
8:00 pm 
Curious George  "Curious George Beats The Band/Hats and a Hole"  The symphony maestro announces that George is the winner of the conductor-for-a-day contest!G
8:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Granny's Goodtime All-Cure Spritzer/Mecha-Mouse"  GRANNY'S GOODTIME ALL-CURE SPRITZER: WordGirl must put a stop to GrannyMay's latest con game - selling phony bottles of 'all-cure' spritzer that restores youth. MECHA-MOUSE: Dr.. 2-Brains builds a mechanical mouse muscle suit, to make him as strong as he is smart. D
9:00 pm 
Maya & Miguel  "Paper Girl"  Maya decides that the lackluster school newspaper needs some zing, so she agrees to be editor and enlists all her friends to help out. But when their articles are a little too ordinary, she injects a dose of creative editing that makes the paper the talk of the school. But when people realize Maya doesn't have her facts straight, her reputation as a journalist is on the line, and she has to make amends -- before the midnight deadline. D
9:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Crystal Clear"  When Digit's systems go wonky, Motherboard sends him to the caves that house the Synchronizer, the beautiful crystal that keeps all borgs correctly timed. But before he can be put back in sync, he gets a glitch and tosses his crystal synchrometer into a tunnel and then flies off the wrong way down into a deep, dark chasm. Called in to help, Jackie, Matt and Inez meet Jules, the cave's timid guard, who teams up with them to find the synchrometer (using the unique geometry of crystals) and to find Digit, who's hopelessly lost. D
10:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Ruff Ruffman Breaks The Mold"  Mike and Willie are challenged to investigate the microbial world of germs and discover which places in Mike's house are the "germiest." With the help of a public health expert, the boys swab several locations in Mike's house. Then, they head off to a lab to grow the germs in culture and analyze the growth of bacteria to determine which place has the most germs. D
10:30 pm 
Arthur  "Happy Anniversary, Parts I & II"  Arthur's parents have been married for 10 years and it's time to celebrate! But the festivities are cut short when the van breaks down, stranding the whole family. Will the Reads miss their fancy dinner reservation? And what about Arthur's special "Bionic Bunny" sleepover with Buster?! Just when things couldn't get any worse, Arthur and D.W. end up locked in a diner storeroom - but when they hear the inspiring radio tale of Crooning Cowboy Kid Carter and his little sister sidekick, Arthur realizes that the best celebration of all is just being with his family. D
11:00 pm 
WordGirl  "Granny's Goodtime All-Cure Spritzer/Mecha-Mouse"  GRANNY'S GOODTIME ALL-CURE SPRITZER: WordGirl must put a stop to GrannyMay's latest con game - selling phony bottles of 'all-cure' spritzer that restores youth. MECHA-MOUSE: Dr.. 2-Brains builds a mechanical mouse muscle suit, to make him as strong as he is smart. D
11:30 pm 
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  "Ready to Read"  Mister Rogers has lots of baseball caps and words that match the symbol on the cap, and Mr. McFeely brings a video showing how people make baseball caps.G

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