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September 4, 2012
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10:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Special Mom Day Meal"  Sid declares that it's a special Mom Day, so he makes Mom French toast for breakfast. When Sid smells the French toast and his stomach growls, he wonders if his stomach is trying to talk to him. When Sid and his friends investigate at school, they discover that the stomach makes noise when it's getting ready for digestion. D
11:00 am 
WordWorld  "The Best Nest/Duck's Family Reunion"  The Best Nest - It's Duck's turn at show and tell at school, and he wants to bring the thing he loves the best: his nest! But when the nest breaks apart into letters, will Duck be able to retrieve them all in time? Duck's Family Reunion - Because they have a similar sounding name, Duck mistakes Truck for a long-lost relative! Frog is a bit ruffled at the epidemic of silliness going around, but ends up saving the day for Duck and his word 'family'. D
11:30 am 
Caillou  "Caillou The Explorer"  Caillou of the Antarctic - Caillou is playing with Jeffrey and Jason when he gets accidentally pushed down. He is a little upset about it until he realizes it was an accident. Since it's so hot out Daddy treats them to ice cream and Caillou imagines he's down at the cool cool south pole playing with the penguins! Deep Sea Caillou - There's a new girl named Lee Wun in playschool, but she's so shy she won't talk to anybody. D
12:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Emperor's Contest/The Whole Truth"  The Emperor's Contest - Everyone is excited about a fishing contest that is being held in the park; everyone except Ryan, who doesn't want to follow the contest rules. When Ryan is tempted not to follow the rules, Barney tells a story called "The Emperor's Contest" about a boy who had a similar problem. When it's over, Ryan decides that honesty is the best policy! The Whole Truth - A talented young artist is painting a portrait of Barney, but when she has to step away, BJ is mistaken for the artist of the portrait. D
12:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Laughing Together"  Big Belle - Belle is very excited to learn that Toby also has a bell just like hers, and wants to go and be friends with him. Toby is a little intimidated when he sees how big and powerful Belle is. Belle decides that she wants Toby to do everything that she wants to do. D
1:00 pm 
Curious George  "Candy Counter/Curious George, Rescue Monkey"  George learns to sort candies by color & shape and spends the day helping the fire department.G
1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Itchy Martha/Martha and the Thief of Hearts"  Itchy Martha - Martha can't keep her paws away from her itchy ear mites. Martha and the Thief of Hearts - The gang decides to make homemade valentines for each other.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  "Nocan The Contrarian/Meat My Dad"  Nocan The Contrarian - Mr. Botsford wins the role of "Mayor for the Day" just as WordGirl's newest villain Nocan the Contrarian lands ashore. When Mr. Botsford says "down" he says "up"! When WordGirl says "attack" he says "defend" followed by a barbaric yelp. WordGirl has to find his weakness in order to restore the city to normalcy. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Polar Bears Don't Dance"  While in the Arctic, Martin and Chris are on a mission to discover how animals move around in different environments. Their new knowledge comes in handy when they discover that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a Walrus calf and a Polar bear cub. The Wild Kratts team must do what it takes to return the baby animals to their mothers. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "A Clean Sweep"  Hacker makes Buzz's dream come true and gives him his very own donut shop in Radopolis. But it's just part of Hacker's latest scheme. Working out of the donut shop, Hacker makes confetti out of magnetite, and uses it to put all the Radsters to sleep, so he can take over the cybersite. D
4:00 pm 
PBS Convention Coverage -- A Newshour Special Report  "Democratic Convention"  Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchor live gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.G
8:00 pm 
History Detectives  "The Bluebird of Zappiness"  Detective Wes Cowan decodes the message and the strategy behind a U.S. World War II propaganda leaflet that contains violent images. Then, detective Gwen Wright traces a cherished family heirloom, a watercolor, to the world of Tiffany stained glass.G
9:00 pm 
Color of Conscience   Idaho Public Television producer Marcia Franklin looks at the nearly 35-year history of Idaho's modern human rights movement. She documents the 1981 creation of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations and the group's efforts to confront the messages and activities of the Aryan Nations near Hayden. The film uses archival footage, as well as interviews with human rights leaders, victims of prejudice and hate crimes, and a former neo-Nazi skinhead.G
10:00 pm 
Basque Hotel   Director Josu Venero travels from the Basque areas of Spain to New York, California, Nevada and Idaho as he documents the Basque experience in the United States. He meets writers, ranchers, academics and others, including casino owner John Ascuaga, formerly of Idaho. The writings and reflections of the Basque immigrants and their descendants accompany this journey through history.G
11:30 pm 
NHK Newsline   NULL
10:30 am 
Music Voyager  "The New Medellin"  Despite its notoriety as the home of drug baron Pablo Escobar, Medellin is a modern, thriving city nestled in a scenic mountain valley. Host Jacob Edgar tours a local hip-hop school and community center in the Aranjuez neighborhood that provides a positive outlet for inner city youth. He also enjoys a virtuoso freestyle display by local hip-hop collective Crew Peligrosos, a private performance by reggaeton superstar J-Balvin in his luxurious penthouse apartment and a visit to El Cielo, one of Colombia's most inventive restaurants. D
11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Cast Iron Cooks"  Just as Alan finishes packing Elmo's lunch, the lights go down, the music goes up, and Superchef pops up and announces that Alan has been chosen as the next challenger on Cast Iron Cooks. Alan is not even sure what that is, but Chris and Elmo are excited to be his assistants. The first challenge is to prepare a bowl of P Stew, which is made up entirely of ingredients that begin with the letter P. Elmo, Chris, and Alan race around throwing P foods like pickles, peaches, and porridge into a pot. D
12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "An Apatosaurus Adventure/Nature Art"  The Pteranodon kids visit the Jurassic Time Period to meet Apollo Apatosaurus, a huge, long-necked, long-tailed dinosaur who likes adventure. Apollo loves to whip his long tail, and does so as he leads the kids on a pretend adventure to find a hard-to-reach tree with yummy, delicious leaves! Mrs. Pteranodon cleans out the clutter from the family nest and the kids are amazed at the pile of stuff - leaves, flower petals, pieces of wood, and shells. Tiny stops Mom from throwing out all the stuff, determined that she and Buddy, Tiny, and Don will find a use for it all. D
12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Beach Day Mystery"  Whyatt and the other fairytale buddies have found a clue leading to treasure and they need a little help! So the superhero readers fly into The Beach Day Mystery where they set off on a swashbuckling scavenger hunt adventure filled with clues, pirates, and of course, treasure! Will Super Why and his friends be able to outsmart the trickiest pirate of them all? Educational Objectives: To learn how to figure out clues. Kids will follow the alphabet, rhyme with AIL words, and use the power to read to change the story!. D
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Many Ants Make Light Work/Nest Best Thing"  Many Ants Make Light Work - Nick and Sally are trying to put up a tent in their backyard but it's not working! Nick is pulling when Sally is pushing and it's just making a giant heap! Good thing the Cat knows a million trillion friends who are experts at teamwork! He whisks the kids off to visit an ant colony where Nick and Sally learn that you can do anything when you work together! Nest Best Thing - Nick and Sally have found some bird eggs in their backyard, but their nest is destroyed. Where are they going to keep them? The Cat in the Hat brings them to an expert nest builder, Mrs. Robin, who shows the children how to build a nest especially for those robin eggs. D
1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Mystery of the Squirmy Wormy"  Aviva miniaturizes Chris and Martin for an underground mission with earthworms, in search of the answer to the mystery "Why do worms come above ground when it rains?" But they have to hurry, as they soon discover that life as a worm is full of dangers at every turn. Science Concept: Wet objects can be changed by heating and cooling. If a worm is left in the hot sun, their skin will dry up and they will die. D
2:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Moorish Idols"  Paint the vibrant Moorish Idols of the sea moving through the weightless ocean.G
2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   A viewers' favorite compilation show from past episodes on how to play signature intros and identifiable parts to memorable tunes. These include Bradley Sowash's "The Twilight Zone," five-time Grammy nominee David Benoit's "Linus And Lucy" and Karl Propst's "The Addams Family Theme." Other featured guests include David Tolley, Andy LaVerne, Lori Mechem, Dave Powers and Bobby Floyd. D
3:00 pm 
Global Spirit (Expired)  "Dreams, Visions and Realities"  Human beings have always been fascinated by their dreams, and have long debated their meaning, purpose and significance. As scientists investigate the chemical and biological origins of dreaming, many indigenous cultures explore their dreams as a deeply spiritual connection that links humanity with the core of all life. In this Global Spirit episode, host Phil Cousineau invites Jungian psychologist Dr. Stephen Aizenstat and Aboriginal elder "Yidumduma" Bill Harney into a conversation about dreaming as a connection to meaning in life. D
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 pm 
NOVA  "A Walk to Beautiful"  Three village women in Ethiopia, who suffer from devastating childbirth injuries, walk to a new future at a distant hospital in Addis Ababa. There they find solace and a chance for new lives.G
6:00 pm 
Dying to Live   Some 20 people die in the U.S. every day while waiting for transplant orgrans. This film tells the stories of four people who are struggling to stay alive while waiting to reach the top of a long list.G
7:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Don't Forget"  Alda investigates how people create memories and how, with age, memories become slippery, elusive and may vanish. Technology reveals Alda's brain at work as he memorizes names and faces. He discovers how ice water can boost memory and how easy it is to have a false memory implanted.G
8:00 pm 
Global Spirit (Expired)  "Dreams, Visions and Realities"  Human beings have always been fascinated by their dreams, and have long debated their meaning, purpose and significance. As scientists investigate the chemical and biological origins of dreaming, many indigenous cultures explore their dreams as a deeply spiritual connection that links humanity with the core of all life. In this Global Spirit episode, host Phil Cousineau invites Jungian psychologist Dr. Stephen Aizenstat and Aboriginal elder "Yidumduma" Bill Harney into a conversation about dreaming as a connection to meaning in life. D
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "A Walk to Beautiful"  Three village women in Ethiopia, who suffer from devastating childbirth injuries, walk to a new future at a distant hospital in Addis Ababa. There they find solace and a chance for new lives.G
10:00 pm 
Dying to Live   Some 20 people die in the U.S. every day while waiting for transplant orgrans. This film tells the stories of four people who are struggling to stay alive while waiting to reach the top of a long list.G
11:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Don't Forget"  Alda investigates how people create memories and how, with age, memories become slippery, elusive and may vanish. Technology reveals Alda's brain at work as he memorizes names and faces. He discovers how ice water can boost memory and how easy it is to have a false memory implanted.G
10:30 am 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Class  "Spicy Crab Linguine & Winter White Salad"  Joanne gives her student Leigh a crash course on working with crab and creating a composed salad. Recipes: (1) WINTER WHITE SALAD WITH A HINT OF GREEN, (2) LINGUINE WITH SPICY HOT CRAB AND TOMATOES. Student: Leigh Balkom - Healthcare Professional. D
11:00 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Estaciones (Seasons)"  This episode covers seasons, months and words for basic colors and continues to cover Raquel's trip to Madrid.G
11:30 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Cuadros (Paintings)"  This episode covers physical descriptions and features the paintings of El Greco, Velazquez and Goya.G
12:00 pm 
Looking at Learning....Again Part 1  "Design, Construction, and Technology"  MIT Professor Mitchel Resnick guides this workshop exploring technology as an aid for learning. He discusses the impact of technology on learning when students design and construct tools to support their own inquiries. Teachers demonstrate technology in their classrooms and provide a sneak peek at Resnick. D
1:00 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Electromagnetic Induction"  The discovery of electromagnetic induction in 1831 creates an important technological breakthrough in the generation of electric power. D
1:30 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Alternating Current"  Electromagnetic induction makes it easy to generate alternating current while transformers make it practical to distribute it over long distances. D
2:00 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "The Self"  Explores how psychologists systematically study the origins of self identity and self-esteem, social determinants of self-conceptions, and the emotional and motivational consequences of beliefs about oneself.G
2:30 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Testing and Intelligence"  Focuses on the field of psychological assessment and the efforts of psychologists and other professionals to assign values to different abilities, behaviors, and personalities.G
3:00 pm 
Saddle Club  "Outfoxed"  A mock fox hunt turns dire for Simon the Fox when he rides into dangerous terrain and is injured. The other Pine Hollow students must stop bickering to find him in time.G
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "The World Is A Risky Place"  Taking risks in life is important, but you want to be smart about those risks. Learn the things you can do to protect your business, your assets, and yourself. Meet two young tennis coaches and the owner of "Small Town Skateshop. 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 Clean Sweep"  Hacker makes Buzz's dream come true and gives him his very own donut shop in Radopolis. But it's just part of Hacker's latest scheme. Working out of the donut shop, Hacker makes confetti out of magnetite, and uses it to put all the Radsters to sleep, so he can take over the cybersite. D
5:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "All Puffed Up"  Sugared Puff Paste Sticks; Fast Puff Pastry; Crystallized Puff Paste Of Orange; Choux A La Creme; Chocolate Paris-Brest Cake. D
5:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Vegetarian Pasta Night"  Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Great Vegetable Lasagna. Then, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Chris about the science of cornstarch. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat lasagna noodles. D
6:00 pm 
Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen  "Barbecue's Birthplace"  In 1516, a Spanish explorer encountered a band of Taino Indians roasting game and seafood on a wooden frame over a smoky fire. They called the cooking device a barbacoa-the origin of modern barbecue. This show takes us to the birthplace of barbecue-the Caribbean-where you'll learn to make Jamaican jerk chicken, buccaneer baby back ribs with pineapple barbecue sauce, and a Raichlen classic: shrimp grilled on sugarcane. D
6:30 pm 
7:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Wood and Water"  Swelling and shrinking, bending and breaking, the worker with wood must be wetness aware!. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Salzburg and Surroundings"  Rick finds Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, to be a baroque jewel of a town. The town is also the springboard for dozens of Alpine adventures, from summer bobsledding, to hikes around Hitler's old Eagles Nest hideout, to a boat ride on serene Lake Hallstatt.G
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Luzern, Switzerland"  Burt takes a lake steamer to the foot of Mount Pilatus and rides the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to the top of a 7,000 foot peak for some of the most impressive views of Switzerland. The he visits the Lion Monument that honors the Swiss Guards who died defending the King of France in 1792. Mark Twain described the monument as the saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world. D
8:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "All Puffed Up"  Sugared Puff Paste Sticks; Fast Puff Pastry; Crystallized Puff Paste Of Orange; Choux A La Creme; Chocolate Paris-Brest Cake. D
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Vegetarian Pasta Night"  Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Great Vegetable Lasagna. Then, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Chris about the science of cornstarch. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat lasagna noodles. D
9:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "When Money Grew On Trees: The Story of Chocolate"  Look at the history of chocolate in Mexico, its arrival in Spain and its history in Europe & America.G
10:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "You Say Tomato"  When it is tomato season, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with the bounty. Joanne prepares a chilled tomato and Greek yogurt soup, and then teaches her student Jack the versatility of roasted cherry tomatoes, showcasing them in a lamb sirloin salad. Recipes: Chilled Tomato and Greek Yogurt Soup, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, and Lamb Sirloin Salad with Feta and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Salzburg and Surroundings"  Rick finds Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, to be a baroque jewel of a town. The town is also the springboard for dozens of Alpine adventures, from summer bobsledding, to hikes around Hitler's old Eagles Nest hideout, to a boat ride on serene Lake Hallstatt.G
11:00 pm 
Art Through Time: A Global View  "Converging Cultures"  Explores hybrid forms and motifs of visual art and objects produced as a result of cultural exchange - including African ivory carvings depicting Portuguese traders, Turkish ceramics emulating Chinese porcelain, Impressionist works inspired by Japanese printmaking, and contemporary works by Takashi Murakami and Miguel Luciano. D
11:30 pm 
Art Through Time: A Global View  "Dreams and Visions"  Shows how artists including Hieronymus Bosch, Aboriginal painters, Islamic miniaturists, Surrealists like Magritte and Dali, and contemporary artist Sandy Skoglund have depicted ephemeral feelings, unknowable mysteries, personal fantasies, and inner visions in their work. D
10:30 am 
11:00 am 
Following Dreams   In FOLLOWING DREAMS, director Susan Polis Schutz (Anyone and Everyone) journeys across the United States and South America to document the stories of ordinary Americans pursuing their extraordinary dreams. These remarkable men and women embarked on their own personal pursuits of happiness and found their true callings as dairy farmers, professional magicians and singers, Paralympics medalists and saviors of Amazon rainforest. D
12:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Idaho's Centennial Trail"  From the Nevada border all the way to the Canadian border, the state's Centennial Trail winds through every kind of terrain Idaho has to offer and passes by many of the state's scenic highlights. We'll meet the duo who helped create the trail and journey along the route with several who are following in their footsteps, including a young couple who tried to make the entire trek on foot in only a few months.G
1:00 pm 
Nature  "The Wolf That Changed America"  In the fall of 1893, an adventurous young man rode out from the salons of New York to the wilds of New Mexico. He went to kill a wolf. Not just any wolf, but an outlaw, the leader of a marauding, cattle-killing pack. But by the time Ernest Thompson Seton finally met the renegade Lobo, the wolf had become a hero in his eyes.G
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Following Dreams   In FOLLOWING DREAMS, director Susan Polis Schutz (Anyone and Everyone) journeys across the United States and South America to document the stories of ordinary Americans pursuing their extraordinary dreams. These remarkable men and women embarked on their own personal pursuits of happiness and found their true callings as dairy farmers, professional magicians and singers, Paralympics medalists and saviors of Amazon rainforest. D
5:00 pm 
Dreamland   California attracts visionaries from all walks of life. In DREAMLAND, a dozen documentary film crews scattered across the Golden State simultaneously capture the same day - from dawn to dusk - and follow a remarkable ensemble of entrepreneurs, daredevils, entertainers, scientists, politicians, chefs and technologists pushing the bounds of the possible and and making their dreams a reality. The film profiles world-class rock-climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, singer-songwriter Liz Phair, botanist Steve Sillett and Academy Award-winning special effects designer Bran Ferren, each of whom embodies California's adventurous and innovative spirit. D
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Idaho's Centennial Trail"  From the Nevada border all the way to the Canadian border, the state's Centennial Trail winds through every kind of terrain Idaho has to offer and passes by many of the state's scenic highlights. We'll meet the duo who helped create the trail and journey along the route with several who are following in their footsteps, including a young couple who tried to make the entire trek on foot in only a few months.G
7:00 pm 
Doha Debates, The  "This House believes women will be worse off after the Arab revolutions."  Women's prospects in the Middle East are brighter now than before the Arab revolutions, a young audience at the award-winning Doha Debates voted last night. The motion "This House believes women will be worse off after the Arab revolutions" was resoundingly rejected 26% to 74% in a lively debate that repeatedly raised the question of whether women would face new restrictions from the rise of political Islam. In Tunisia, Islamists have already risen to power, while in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood has emerged as the strongest political force with women losing around 50 seats in the new parliament. D
7:47 pm 
The Poodle Trainer   rina Markova, a solitary Russian poodle trainer, reveals her transcendent relationship with her dogs, the childhood tragedy that sparked a lifetime of working with animals, and the welcome isolation behind the red velvet curtains of the circus. D
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Dreamland   California attracts visionaries from all walks of life. In DREAMLAND, a dozen documentary film crews scattered across the Golden State simultaneously capture the same day - from dawn to dusk - and follow a remarkable ensemble of entrepreneurs, daredevils, entertainers, scientists, politicians, chefs and technologists pushing the bounds of the possible and and making their dreams a reality. The film profiles world-class rock-climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, singer-songwriter Liz Phair, botanist Steve Sillett and Academy Award-winning special effects designer Bran Ferren, each of whom embodies California's adventurous and innovative spirit. D
11:00 pm 
Nature  "The Wolf That Changed America"  In the fall of 1893, an adventurous young man rode out from the salons of New York to the wilds of New Mexico. He went to kill a wolf. Not just any wolf, but an outlaw, the leader of a marauding, cattle-killing pack. But by the time Ernest Thompson Seton finally met the renegade Lobo, the wolf had become a hero in his eyes.G

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