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12:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "When I Grow Up/Doing It Differently"  When I Grow Up - Sally and Nick are trying to guess what they'll be when they grow up when the Cat drops in for a visit. Cat is sure Nick and Sally will never guess what his friend Puggle will be when she grows up. When they see her, they start guessing right away! A frog? A duck? No, a beaver! They discover that, while Puggle may have some similarities to other creatures, she will grow up to be a duck billed platypus! Doing It Differently - Nick and Sally can't seem to find Harvey the guinea pig. D
12:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Fun in the Snow"  Let it Snow - Gordon and Thomas go to Misty Island to collect logs for Farmer McColl's animal shelter. The Logging Locos tell them that there is no snow on Misty Island because they haven't chuffed The Misty Island Snow Song. They need to puff to the top of a hill and stay still, then go to the sea and wait patiently - then snow will appear! Gordon doesn't believe that snow will appear but Thomas begins to race to the top of the hill and to the sea as the snow song says. D
1:00 pm 
Curious George  "George Makes A Stand/Curious George Sees The Light"  George sells lemonade to buy a soccer ball and causes problems when he adjusts a traffic light.G
1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey!/Martha and Truman Get Lost"  Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey! - Professor Monkey is coming to town to promote his craft books with co-author Beppo. Martha and Truman Get Lost - Truman needs Martha to help him find something he lost at Dog Head Lake.G
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  "Bummertime/The Homerun King"  Bummertime - t's the last day of summer and Becky just wants to read her favorite book in the hammock and play outside with her friends . but Tobey and his latest robot creation, Chronos, are getting in the way. She has to figure out how to stop crime and still enjoy her last day of vacation. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Flight of the Draco"  While on a mission to discover the secret of the Draco lizard's gliding abilities, Martin and Chris uncover an evil plot by fashion designer, Donita Donata. She has been capturing these amazing creatures with a plan to make them part of her new Fall collection. It's the Wild Kratts team to the rescue! Science Concept: Gliding, Gravity. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "A Broom of One's Own"  When Wicked puts a CyberSquad Seal of Approval on her new "Wickedy Brooms," it's up to Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit to make sure the brooms are as good as Wicked claims. They try them out, figuring out their speed - how far the different brooms go in a given amount of time. The brooms pass the test - but Wicked doesn't. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Long Glen Silver And The Pursuit Of The Golden Fetchie!"  Ruff's nephew Glen has been playing a pirate-themed video game on the Go Get It! Web site. Through this game he's somehow gotten into the Go Get It! mainframe computer, and discovers that they're hunting for something called The Golden Fetchie. Ruff wants to find the FETCHie first, so he sends the kids off to the island. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "When Carl Met George/D.W. Swims with the Fishes"  When Carl Met George - George is excited about spending time with his new friend, Carl, who seems to know all kind of cool facts about trains and about. well lots of things! Then George learns that Carl has Asperger's Syndrome - a form of autism that makes Carl see the world differently than most people. Can George and Carl remain good friends - and perhaps even learn from each other? DW Swims with the Fishes - D.W. D
5:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Shark's First Day of School/Shark's First Loose Tooth"  Shark's First Day of School - It's the first day of school for the youngest WordFriends, but Shark is afraid to go. With the help of his good buddy Duck, and some gentle encouragement from their teacher Cat, Shark's fear turns to confidence, and by day's end he's at the head of the class. Shark's First Loose Tooth - When Shark loses his first baby tooth at a sleepover party with Duck, he's got to get to sleep fast so the tooth fairy can come and leave him a present. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Convincing talk from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke today that the Fed is ready to act to boost the economy. Susie Gharib speaks with the Former Vice-Chairman of the Fed, Alan Blinder. The American economy may be inching along, but a slowdown overseas threatens to drag down the U.S. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Washington Week (Expired)  "Generic Vs. Name Brand Drugs"  NULL
7:30 pm 
Need to Know  "Habitat Havoc"  JEFF GREENFIELD ANCHORS. Anchor Jeff Greenfield looks ahead to next week's Democratic national convention in Charlotte. He reports from Ohio on the Democrats' efforts there to win the white working class vote -- a group considered key to carrying the state and winning the election. D
8:00 pm 
Foyle's War  "The White Feather - Part 1"  At a hotel named after the World War I symbol of cowardice, a local Nazi enthusiast is shot to death, sending Foyle and his assistants in search of the perpetrator. Part 1 of 2G
9:00 pm 
Great Performances  "Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night 2012"  Conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the Vienna Philharmonic under the stars in the gardens of Austria's Imperial Sch?nbrunn Palace. Vienna Ballet dancers join the orchestra in celebration of the world of dance in music by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Richard Strauss. The concert also features performances of Debussy's "La Mer" and the Austrian favorite "Wiener Blut" ("Viennese Blood") by waltz king Johann Strauss.G
10:30 pm 
On The Day: The Story of the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band   A group of elite solo bagpipers and drummers, 40 in all, decide to form an all-star band to compete in the World Pipe Band Championships in 2008. Soloists seldom have the time to commit to one band on a year-round basis, and this group comes together just in time to have a week of practice before the contest begins.G
11:30 pm 
NHK Newsline   NULL
12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "A Heck of a Neck/Gilbert Visits The Nest"  The Pteranodon kids have a Nature Trackers adventure when they meet Denise Diplodocus, a super-long, super big dinosaur. At first the kids mistake Denise's neck for a snake, and tail as a bridge. Later, Denise amazes the kids, telling them how hard it is for her to raise up her long, heavy neck. D
12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Momotaro The Peach Boy"  Pig and his brothers want to build a treehouse but they're so busy squabbling, they'll never get the job done. The Super Readers head into a Japanese Folktale and meet a little boy whose friends are arguing so loudly, it actually angers an ogre! Will they be able to show their new pals that arguing is the pits?G
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "When I Grow Up/Doing It Differently"  When I Grow Up - Sally and Nick are trying to guess what they'll be when they grow up when the Cat drops in for a visit. Cat is sure Nick and Sally will never guess what his friend Puggle will be when she grows up. When they see her, they start guessing right away! A frog? A duck? No, a beaver! They discover that, while Puggle may have some similarities to other creatures, she will grow up to be a duck billed platypus! Doing It Differently - Nick and Sally can't seem to find Harvey the guinea pig. D
1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Mom of a Croc"  Chris and Martin are determined to prove to Aviva that there's more to crocodiles than their reputation as scary brutes. They use an egg disguise, created by Aviva, to infiltrate a crocodile nest for an insider's look at the challenging journey of the infant crocs and their mom. Science Concept: Heat can be produced in many ways, and can move from one object to another by a process called conduction. D
2:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Diamond Head Sunrise"  Paint the colors of nature in this breathtaking morning sunrise.G
2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   The program theme is Latin music. Bradley Sowash discusses Latin rhythms and performs "Burrito Cha Cha," Dave Lowe provides his insights on playing Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Meditation" and Lori Mechem demonstrates the signature rhythmic pattern to Oye Como Va. Andy Launer is also a featured guest. D
3:00 pm 
Wild!  "Animal Inventors: Animal Engineers"  The animal world is a vast untapped reservoir of engineering design and technology. This film explores the design principles that the natural world has been built on and looks at the parallels in the human world, demonstrating that animals beat us to the patent office by several million years with solutions to many of the great engineering challenges. D
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 pm 
Nature  "Fellowship of the Whales"  A female is born to a humpback whale in the waters of Hawaii; cameras follow the pair for the youngster's first year. From Hawaii, they travel to summer feeding grounds in the cold seas off Alaska's southeast coast. The youngster meets danger and friends, learns lessons she will need as an adult. When mother and offspring return to Hawaii, the young whale is ready to set out on her own.G
6:00 pm 
Wild!  "Animal Inventors: Animal Engineers"  The animal world is a vast untapped reservoir of engineering design and technology. This film explores the design principles that the natural world has been built on and looks at the parallels in the human world, demonstrating that animals beat us to the patent office by several million years with solutions to many of the great engineering challenges. D
7:00 pm 
Five Rivers Five Voices   Across a vast landscape, rivers cut to the very heart of life in the American West. Some are wild, some harnessed by man. Some inspire and renew us, others stand as boundaries and battlegrounds. D
8:00 pm 
Changing Seas  "No Fish Left Uncounted"  How do you count two fish, three fish or even a school of fish? In Dry Tortugas National Park, located 70 miles from Key West, Florida, a group of scientists have joined forces to conduct a massive fish census. In this unprecedented collaboration, experts from four different agencies unite to count and analyze fish data from select sites. Changing Seas follows highly-skilled science divers as they determine the size of fish populations in hopes of better understanding how fishing pressures and environmental changes affect populations of marine resources within the park. D
8:30 pm 
Changing Seas  "Sentinels of the Seas"  Bottlenose dolphins are a beloved Florida icon. But, recent studies show disturbing signs of immune system dysfunction and disease plaguing this charismatic mammal. These problems might be linked to legacy contaminants and other pollutants which bio-accumulate up the ocean food chain. D
9:00 pm 
Nature  "Fellowship of the Whales"  A female is born to a humpback whale in the waters of Hawaii; cameras follow the pair for the youngster's first year. From Hawaii, they travel to summer feeding grounds in the cold seas off Alaska's southeast coast. The youngster meets danger and friends, learns lessons she will need as an adult. When mother and offspring return to Hawaii, the young whale is ready to set out on her own.G
10:00 pm 
Wild!  "Animal Inventors: Animal Engineers"  The animal world is a vast untapped reservoir of engineering design and technology. This film explores the design principles that the natural world has been built on and looks at the parallels in the human world, demonstrating that animals beat us to the patent office by several million years with solutions to many of the great engineering challenges. D
11:00 pm 
Five Rivers Five Voices   Across a vast landscape, rivers cut to the very heart of life in the American West. Some are wild, some harnessed by man. Some inspire and renew us, others stand as boundaries and battlegrounds. D
12:00 pm 
Social Studies In Action: A Methodology Workshop, K-5  "Workshop 1. Teaching Social Studies"  Why do we teach social studies? This session focuses on the relevance of teaching social studies and discusses strategies for helping students gain a deeper understanding of social studies content. The onscreen teachers review standards and themes developed by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and view video clips from the Social Studies in Action video library to identify examples of powerful teaching and learning. D
1:00 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "From Days Before Time"  Early human habitation of the North American continent. The civilizations of the North and South and tribal cultures. The journeys of Christopher Columbus. Exploration and exploitation of the west by the Spanish; impact on native population. Early slave trade. Biological and cultural exchanges between the Spanish and native cultures.G
1:30 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "Turbulent Virginia"  Incentives for English colonization. French and Dutch presence in North America. British attempts to establish a base at Roanoke and the outcome. Subsequent Virginia Company settlement at Jamestown. The people who come; the struggle to survive; the response of Native Americans. Establishing the royal colony in 1619.G
2:00 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Judgment and Decision Making"  Analyzes the decision making process and human intuition through interviews with leading authorities who reveal how and why people make good and bad decisions.G
2:30 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Motivation and Emotion"  Reviews what researchers are discovering about why people act and feel as they do, from the exhilaration of love to the agony of failure.G
3:00 pm 
Saddle Club  "Seeing Is Believing"  A mystery pony appears at Pine Hollow and follows Carole everywhere, a relationship that saves her life.G
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "How Credit Affects Your Life"  Did you know that your credit score could make the difference in whether or not you get into the college of your dreams? Your credit score could even impact whether or not you get the job you're applying for. Join the Biz Kids, and you'll learn about building good credit and how the credit laws affect your life. D
4:00 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
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "A Broom of One's Own"  When Wicked puts a CyberSquad Seal of Approval on her new "Wickedy Brooms," it's up to Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit to make sure the brooms are as good as Wicked claims. They try them out, figuring out their speed - how far the different brooms go in a given amount of time. The brooms pass the test - but Wicked doesn't. D
5:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Eastern Seaboard: Fishing Along America's Eastern Seaboard"  NULL
5:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Southern Classics"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the ultimate Gumbo. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of long-grain white rice. And finally, Julia updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make Lane Cake. D
6:00 pm 
Barbecue University with Steven Raichlen  "Fire and Water"  Taped outdoors at the historic Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, Raichien opens a new season of shows with fish, including cedar-planked salmon, grilled tuna with fire-charred tomato chipotle salsa and bacon-wrapped trout stuffed with poblano corn relish.G
6:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Dingle, Co Kerry - Part 1"  NULL
7:00 pm 
This Old House  "Barrington Project, Part 5 of 10"  Landscape restoration specialist Kate Venturini arrives from the University of Rhode Island to create a sustainable coastal landscape with the help of local landscape contractor Henry Pereira. Builder Andy Tiplady finishes up the shingles and trim at the master bedroom porch just in time for local metalsmiths to install the custom copper gutter and scupper that will keep rain out of the space. Members of the URI Master Gardener's association lend a hand installing coastal tolerant and native plants on the site, while local sod grower Pat Hogan delivers a freshly harvested fescue/bluegrass blend that will require less water, less fertilizer and less maintenance overall. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Italy's Great Hill Towns"  Rick finds Italy's quintessential charms in the classic hill towns. He travels from San Gimignano's medieval towers to Cortona's charming lanes, to Orvieto's history of papal intrigue and Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas.G
8:00 pm 
Travelscope  "Manzanillo, Mexico & The Costa Alegre"  Travel writer Joseph Rosendo explores Mexico's Costa Alegre and the resort village made famous by the movie 10 in this new series.G
8:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Eastern Seaboard: Fishing Along America's Eastern Seaboard"  NULL
9:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Southern Classics"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the ultimate Gumbo. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of long-grain white rice. And finally, Julia updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make Lane Cake. D
9:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Janice Wong & Desserts"  Dessert before dinner? Absolutely! It's all the rage at Singapore's 2am Dessert Bar. On this episode of SIMPLY MING, Ming and Chef Janice Wong, travel to the outskirts of the city to find inspiration at Oh Farms. With a bag-full of delicious edible flowers and greens, they head back to 2am Dessert Bar where they each whip up a delicious dessert that is not only a feast for the stomach but also the eyes. D
10:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy  "The Liquid Marriage"  NULL
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Italy's Great Hill Towns"  Rick finds Italy's quintessential charms in the classic hill towns. He travels from San Gimignano's medieval towers to Cortona's charming lanes, to Orvieto's history of papal intrigue and Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas.G
11:00 pm 
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science  "Session 8. Order Out of Chaos: Our Solar System"  Why do all the planets orbit the Sun in the same direction and why are the planets closest to the Sun so different from the gas giants farther out? In this session, participants gain a better understanding of the nature of the solar system by examining its formation. D
12:00 pm 
Safe Harbor   A story of strength and determination, told through the eyes of the slaves and the people who risked their lives to save them. From free black communities to middle-class white society, groups of freedom fighters defied race and gender in one of the greatest survival stories of all time.G
1:00 pm 
Your Vote 2012: The Latino Vote   With Field-reporting from Colorado the program will examine the national debate on immigration through the Colorado experience. Colorado's Latino population is the 8th-largest in the nation, with nearly half a million eligible Latino voters. We'll examine the complexities inherent in "The Latino Vote", and reveal its multi-faceted nature. D
1:30 pm 
Your Vote 2012: The Social Climate   Amid fevered debate about the legalization of Gay Marriage; the existence of a "post-racial" American society; and the future of the Death Penalty; this program will seek to frame the election through the prism of changing societal attitudes. Field-reported from Iowa, where gay marriage was legalized in April 2009, the program will examine the impact of President Obama's shift on the issue on voting patterns in an important battleground state. In a state where the death penalty is no longer on-the-books, are Crime and Punishment important battleground issues? And in a predominantly "white" state, how are America's massive demographic changes (more Latinos now being born daily than whites) playing out on the hustings?. D
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad   This documentary tells the story of the Eastern Line of the system to rescue slaves from the South. Actors Ed Asner and Blair Underwood portray a Quaker abolitionist and a free black activist respectively in dramatic reenactments filmed on location. Interviews with top scholars explore the efforts of these men.G
5:00 pm 
Safe Harbor   A story of strength and determination, told through the eyes of the slaves and the people who risked their lives to save them. From free black communities to middle-class white society, groups of freedom fighters defied race and gender in one of the greatest survival stories of all time.G
6:00 pm 
Your Vote 2012: The Latino Vote   With Field-reporting from Colorado the program will examine the national debate on immigration through the Colorado experience. Colorado's Latino population is the 8th-largest in the nation, with nearly half a million eligible Latino voters. We'll examine the complexities inherent in "The Latino Vote", and reveal its multi-faceted nature. D
6:30 pm 
Your Vote 2012: The Social Climate   Amid fevered debate about the legalization of Gay Marriage; the existence of a "post-racial" American society; and the future of the Death Penalty; this program will seek to frame the election through the prism of changing societal attitudes. Field-reported from Iowa, where gay marriage was legalized in April 2009, the program will examine the impact of President Obama's shift on the issue on voting patterns in an important battleground state. In a state where the death penalty is no longer on-the-books, are Crime and Punishment important battleground issues? And in a predominantly "white" state, how are America's massive demographic changes (more Latinos now being born daily than whites) playing out on the hustings?. D
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad   This documentary tells the story of the Eastern Line of the system to rescue slaves from the South. Actors Ed Asner and Blair Underwood portray a Quaker abolitionist and a free black activist respectively in dramatic reenactments filmed on location. Interviews with top scholars explore the efforts of these men.G
11:00 pm 
Safe Harbor   A story of strength and determination, told through the eyes of the slaves and the people who risked their lives to save them. From free black communities to middle-class white society, groups of freedom fighters defied race and gender in one of the greatest survival stories of all time.G

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