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August 31, 2008
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1:00 am 
Illicit: The Dark Trade   This National Geographic Special reveals how hidden criminal networks cost untold numbers of jobs, kill and maim thousands of people and breed violence and corruption. The program is based on Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats Are Hijacking the Global Economy by Moises Naim, who lends his voice and expertise to the film.G
2:00 am 
Germans In America  "A People Disappears"  By the early twentieth century, the German-Americans have become one of the country's most important ethnic groups in business, finance, education, research, and agriculture. But they look back across the Atlantic with great concern. In Europe a horrible war has broken out. Anti-German propaganda heats the country up for war and brings out intolerance and hate. At the conclusion of the war, it takes decades to rebuild a relationship between German-Americans and Germans. Part 4 of 4G
3:00 am 
Jewish Americans  "Home"  Jewish Americans support the creation of a Jewish state in the Middle East, discrimination abates, their culture goes mainstream, yet anxieties and vulnerabilities continue to bubble to the surface. They forge alliances with civil rights advocates, explore their own concerns about race, gender and ethnicity, experiment with innovative spiritual practices or cling to orthodox traditions. Part 3 of 3G
5:00 am 
The Berenstain Bears  "Visit The Dentist/Too Much Junkfood"  When Sister gets her first loose tooth, Brother teases her that the dentist will extract it with a big yanking tool. Papa and the cubs decide to train together for the Annual Bear Country Run, but find their performance level isn't increasing the way that it should.G
5:30 am 
Jay Jay The Jet Plane  "The Mystery of the Five Senses/The Singing Meadow"  The Mystery of the Five Senses: Jay Jay and Lina discover that they use their five senses - seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting - all the time. The Singing Meadow: Brenda Blue helps Jay Jay, Snuffy and Herky discover what's making the meadow sing and that nature is always full of surprises!. D
6:00 am 
Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies  "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow/Nobody's Perfect"  Here Today, Gone Tomorrow - Karla makes a new friend, Winnie (a Wildebeest), and is stricken to discover that Winnie and her mother are "migratory," and must soon be on their way. Mama shares through her movies why animals migrate, and assures Karla that Winnie will be back this way before she knows it. Nobody's Perfect - Bo, who has been boasting about his leaping ability, has an accident that's very embarrassing. D
6:30 am 
Peep and the Big Wide World  "Under Duck/All Fall Down."  Under Duck - Quack discovers there's more to his pond than meets the eye. (Namely, fish.) How many living things could there be in a little playground? If you don't look, you'll never find out. D
7:00 am 
Plaza Sesamo   This episode is dedicated to the letter "C" and the number 6. In the fist segment will see how Abelardo experiences anger and Don Boni helps him deal with this situation, so that he can play with Lola again. Elmo and Rosita sing us a song that talks about happiness. D
7:30 am 
George Shrinks  "Speed Shrinks"  George and Becky have teamed up for the "ironcar" R/C vehicle rally and the Shrinks family are all off to the beach for the competition. But George finds out that some of the kids aren't playing fair and so George and Becky try their best to set them straight.G
8:00 am 
Bob the Builder  "Dodger's Surprise"  Bob is building a creamery for Meg MacDonald's dairy where she will make Sunflower Valley's very own cheese. It's Dodger's job to collect lots of different ingredients to see which works best. As he collects the ingredients, he becomes determined to make everyone he sees laugh with his hilarious horn. D
8:30 am 
Franny's Feet  "Mount Do It Later/A Pony Tale"  A) Franny visits the Swiss Alps, where she meets Fritz, a boy on a camping trip who wants to have fun before completing a few important chores, like putting up his tent. When it rains and everyone gets wet, Fritz discovers that putting off chores isn't a very good idea. In Franny's Treasures, Franny and Bobby help viewers identify animals that live in the Swiss Alps, and those that do not. D
9:00 am 
Thomas & Friends  "Sight and Sound"  Thomas is looking forward to a big fireworks display that night. But first he is given an important special - to take a new light bulb to the Sodor lighthouse. Thomas is warned that the bulb will easily break and it must be delivered safely before dark so the ships can find their way. D
9:30 am 
Animalia  "Iggy's Quest"  On a visit to his grandfather's home, Iggy must come to terms with the fact that he is not a full-blooded iguana, but rather, is part chameleon.G
10:00 am 
Saddle Club  "High Stakes Pt. 2"  Carole blames herself for the erratic performance of the new racehorse. Veronica is distressed when her father informs her that they are no longer rich. Part 2 of 2G
10:30 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Energy Special"  The markets might be acting as if the energy play is over but people in the know say, "Don't count on it." In this week's episode three energy experts discuss the investment opportunities still available in traditional and alternative energy. One of the top 10 fund managers of the decade, Dan Rice of the BlackRock Global Resources fund, and two energy thought leaders, Bill Paul of the cutting edge energy website EnergyTechStocks. D
11:00 am 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   Don't miss the special 2008 convention episodes and get to know the women behind the vote. For a unique perspective on this political season, watch public television's only all-female news analysis series as we report from the floor of the conventions. D
11:30 am 
12:00 pm 
Painting On Location with Bob Fagan  "Bailey's General Store"  Bob uses a photograph from the 1940s to inspire a painting of this historic business.G
12:30 pm 
America Sews with Sue Hausmann  "Fabric Theme Jackets"  Guest Joyce Drexler brings shirt conversion jackets created with fabric themes, appliqu� and embroidery.G
1:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Painted Patchwork with Susan Fears"  Guest Susan Fears adds machine embroidery and free motion quilting to Paintstik patchwork.G
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
1:01 am 
Inside The Global Economy  "Developing Countries"  How these nations have been helped or hurt by the rapid growth since WWII. Case studies: comparing South Korea and Sri Lanka; aid vs. trade in Tanzania. D
2:01 am 
Human Geography: People, Places, and Change  "Imagining New Worlds"  Cancun, Mexico, looks remarkably different to the international tourists whoncome to get away, to the Mayan descendants who farm their fathers' land, to thenMexicans who find employment at resorts, and to the global corporations that seenopportunity for investments. These contrasting experiences of different peoplenin the same region are what geographers call "geographical imaginations.". D
2:29 am 
Human Geography: People, Places, and Change  "Reflections on a Global Screen"  The rapid globalization of the media is a trend that some countries fear willnhomogenize culture, forcing out programs that reflect their own values to makenroom for Hollywood's. But globalization is a two-way street; Hong Kongnstations can transmit their local broadcasts to Chinese populations in Europe andnthe U.S. just as CNN can offer worldwide coverage from Atlanta. D
3:01 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "The Birth of a Theory"  Traces origins of the ideas of continental drift and sea-floor spreading, and their contributions to the plate tectonics theory.G
3:30 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Plate Dynamics"  Introduces theory and concepts about the movements of Earth's plates.G
4:01 am 
Fokus Deutsch  "Episode 4. Der Umzug Nach K"  Marion's family moves to Cologne but she stays behind. Vocabulary for furniture; cultural information about Cologne and housing. D
4:16 am 
Fokus Deutsch  "Episode 5. Das Karnevalsfest (The Mardi Gras Celebration)"  The Koslowskis take part in Karneval festivities. Vocabulary for directions; cultural information about German festivals. D
4:29 am 
Fokus Deutsch  "Episode 6. Der Unfall (The Accident)"  One of the Koslowskis has an accident. Vocabulary for illness and sickness; a discussion of the concept of luck. D
4:44 am 
Fokus Deutsch  "Wiederholung (Review) 2"  Contains the uninterrupted mini-dramas from Episodes 4-6. D
5:00 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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
12:01 pm 
Economics Classroom, The: A Workshop for Grade 9-12 Teachers  "Monetary and Fiscal Policy"  Learn how the government controls demand with fiscal policy - affecting tax and spending - and monetary policy - involving the Federal Reserve, interest rates, and the banking system. See how these policy tools are developed and how they work in practice. D
1:01 pm 
Inside The Global Economy  "Economies In Transition"  Transforming former Communist countries into market economies. Case studies: state industries vs. private entrepreneurs in Russia; the nsuccess of Poland. D
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
1:00 am 
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
2:00 am 
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
2:30 am 
Foreign Exchange   Insurgents call them collaborators and threaten them with murder. Many Iraqis who signed up to work for the US pay with their lives. But some terrorized Iraqis find safety in the U.S. D
3:00 am 
Global Voices  "Overbooked"  Sergio, a middle-aged Italian, and Youssef, from Morocco, work in a tiny office in Turin managing the weekly bus to the Magreb. Originally just a smart business idea, the agency is now much more than that. Documenting an odd pair in the middle of a changing world, "Overbooked" takes viewers into the chaotic, funny and sometimes tragic moments of the agency. D
4:00 am 
European Journal  "The War & The Media In South Ossetia"  They say the first casualty of war is truth and that's certainly the case in the conflict between Russia and Georgia. British prisoners of war re-live the Great Escape. Behind the fantasy, the very real world of policing Disneyland, Paris. D
4:30 am 
5:00 am 
Latin View  "High School Achievement Gap"  The respected Pew Hispanic Center reports that Latinos are more likely than any other racial or ethnic group to attend public high schools that have the dual characteristics of extreme size and poverty. Furthermore, nearly half of Latino students in U.S. public schools are English language learners who may face citizenship issues that could keep them from working, receiving college scholarships, or qualifying for in-state tuition. D
5:30 am 
La Plaza - Maria Hinojosa: One-On-One  "Willie Colon"  Salsa legend Willie Colon has earned 11 Grammy nominations and sold more than 30 million records worldwide. Colon has collaborated with salsa's greatest musicians, including Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz, and Ruben Blades, with whom he produced Siembra, the best-selling salsa album of all time. In this conversation with host Maria Hinojosa, Colon talks about his musical beginnings in New York City, his political aspirations, and the future of the musical genre he helped to develop. D
6:00 am 
Nature  "A Mystery In Alaska"  Naturalist filmmaker Shane Moore, explores above and below Alaska's coastal waters to seek answers to why the Steller's sea lion population has declined 80 percent within 20 years.G
7:00 am 
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
8:00 am 
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
9:00 am 
P.O.V.  "Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After The Holocaust"  An Orthodox Jewish father alerts his adult sons to the dangers of creating barriers between themselves and those outside their faith. They travel to Poland to find the family who risked everything to hide the grandfather of the young men for more than two years during World War II.G
10:30 am 
Expose: America's Investigative Reports  "Question 7"  Lisa Chedekel and Matthew Kauffman of the Hartford Courant investigate a disturbing trend in the mental health condition of military personnel returning to Iraq and Afghanistan - suicide rates are up, and the military has inadequate mechanisms to care for those in need of help. D
11:00 am 
Latin View  "High School Achievement Gap"  The respected Pew Hispanic Center reports that Latinos are more likely than any other racial or ethnic group to attend public high schools that have the dual characteristics of extreme size and poverty. Furthermore, nearly half of Latino students in U.S. public schools are English language learners who may face citizenship issues that could keep them from working, receiving college scholarships, or qualifying for in-state tuition. D
11:30 am 
La Plaza - Maria Hinojosa: One-On-One  "Willie Colon"  Salsa legend Willie Colon has earned 11 Grammy nominations and sold more than 30 million records worldwide. Colon has collaborated with salsa's greatest musicians, including Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz, and Ruben Blades, with whom he produced Siembra, the best-selling salsa album of all time. In this conversation with host Maria Hinojosa, Colon talks about his musical beginnings in New York City, his political aspirations, and the future of the musical genre he helped to develop. D
12:00 pm 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Energy Special"  The markets might be acting as if the energy play is over but people in the know say, "Don't count on it." In this week's episode three energy experts discuss the investment opportunities still available in traditional and alternative energy. One of the top 10 fund managers of the decade, Dan Rice of the BlackRock Global Resources fund, and two energy thought leaders, Bill Paul of the cutting edge energy website EnergyTechStocks. D
12:30 pm 
1:00 pm 
Nature  "A Mystery In Alaska"  Naturalist filmmaker Shane Moore, explores above and below Alaska's coastal waters to seek answers to why the Steller's sea lion population has declined 80 percent within 20 years.G
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
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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
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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

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