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1:00 am 
Mathematics Illuminated  "The Beauty of Symmetry"  In mathematics, symmetry has more than just a visual or geometric quality. Mathematicians comprehend symmetries as motions. D
1:30 am 
Mathematics Illuminated  "Making Sense of Randomness"  Probability is the mathematical study of randomness, or events in which the outcome is uncertain. This unit examines probability, tracing its evolution from a way to improve chances at the gaming table to modern applications of understanding traffic flow and financial markets. D
2:00 am 
Primary Sources: Workshops In American History  "Korea and the Cold War: A Case Study"  This workshop looks at the first use of military force under the Truman Doctrine, and the Korean War as the first practical manifestation of America's Cold War "containment" policy. Using works by George Kennan and Walter Lippman, treaties, and the texts of the Marshall Plan and the Truman Doctrine, the onscreen participants take on the roles of major military, political, and strategic players at a mock Senate hearing to decide whether to intervene in Korea in 1950.G
3:00 am 
Invitation to World Literature  "The Tale of Genji"  This portrait of court life in medieval Japan follows the life and exploits of the great Genji. Written by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady of the Japanese court, it provides an insider's view of Japanese court life, the official and behind the screen. Art, clothing, music from the time of the novel illustrate the obserations of authors Jane Smiley and Chiori Miyagawa, among others. D
3:30 am 
Invitation to World Literature  "Journey to the West"  The powerful and mischievous Stone Monkey King brings chaos to heaven and earth. Freed from a mountain prison in order to guard a Chinese monk on his journey to retrieve the Buddhist scriptures from India, Monkey seeks his own spiritual transformation. Modern performance, contemporary art, and Buddhist philosophers provide a rich context to the ancient tale. D
4:00 am 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Resonance"  Why a swaying bridge collapses with a high wind, and why a wine glass shatters with a higher octave. D
4:30 am 
Western Tradition  "The Rise of the Middle Class"  As the cities grow, the middle class gains power, including the power to worship God in its own manner.G
5:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
5:30 am 
Connect with English  "A Breakdown/A Call for Help"  Kevin apologizes for taking the car and then they receive a call from Sandy who says that Jack has hit her again and she's leaving him so they go over to help her.G
6:00 am 
Functional Fitness with Suzanne Andrews  "Arthritis Relief"  NULL
6:30 am 
Arthur  "Home Sweet Home/Do You Believe In Magic"  Home Sweet Home - Buster heads off to summer camp reluctantly, worried that he won't know anyone. But equipped with a few stories of summer camp battles and triumphs from his older and wiser friend Fritz (who runs the community garden), Buster realizes it's easy to make new friends after all. Do You Believe in Magic? - Arthur feels jealous when Buster's magic tricks outshine his own. D
7:00 am 
Odd Squad  "There Might Be Dragons/Dawn of the Read"  There Might Be Dragons - When the power goes out in headquarters, Odd Squad must figure out a way to control the temperature of dragon eggs. Curriculum: Measurement; using a thermometer and comparing temperatures. Dawn of the Read - Odd Squad takes on a page-turner of a case at the local library, where books are mysteriously coming to life. D
7:30 am 
Ready Jet Go!  "How We Found Your Sun/Treehouse Observatory"  "How We Found Your Sun" - Jet explains how his family, the Propulsions, found Earth by way of the Sun, a star in the Milky Way galaxy. Celery takes the kids out into space and shows them how the Sun looks huge, or small like other stars, depending on your perspective. Curriculum: The sun is a star. D
8:00 am 
Nature Cat  "Ze Worm Whisperer/Love You, Michael Bluejay"  NULL
8:30 am 
Curious George  "Guest Monkey/Charkie Goes to School"  Guest Monkey - George is almost as excited as Allie on her first day of school, but is ecstatic when she invites him to school the next day as a special guest monkey! He soon learns, though, that kindergarten has a lot of special rules that he's not used to - like not climbing on the furniture or standing in the sand table. Will George get extra credit for trying to follow the rules, or will his effort create one big mess? Charkie Goes to School - Charkie's building has a new rule - all dogs must have a good-behavior diploma from obedience school. After seeing Charkie struggle with the obstacle course, George recruits the academy's top alumni, Hundley, to help prepare Charkie for the final exam. D
9:00 am 
Peg + Cat  "The Three Bears Problem/The Giant Problem"  The Three Bears Problem - Fairytale Land. Peg and Cat bring the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff together to form a super group: "The Electric Eleven." Primary Content: Adding 1; Secondary Content: Counting to 11. D
9:30 am 
Splash and Bubbles  "Small But Mighty/Washed Away"  Zee the Zebra Bullhead Shark feels a bit threatened in her shark identity when news of an impressive great white shark in the area spreads to the reef, and everyone wants to go see it. / Dunk has spent a long time on his latest beautiful art project and asks Splash, Bubbles, and Ripple to watch over it, which they promise to do. When the tide comes in, they try their best to protect it, only to learn Dunk knew that would happen eventually anyway. D
10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Mi Amiguita Rosita"  Rosita is bothered by a story that doesn't resonate with her culture, so she writes her own book about things she loves: dancing, Mexican wrestling and playing with her friends. Also featuring celeb vocab in espanol with Gina Rodrigues, and Elmo the Musical. Brought to you by the ABC's and the number 9. D
10:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "No Night Today/Fun in the Sun"  No Night Today - Nick and Sally want to keep playing, but it's getting dark. Why does nighttime have to come? The Cat knows someone who can answer that question - Astronaut Audrey! With a trip to her International Space Station and a large model of the solar system, the kids learn that it's the earth's spinning near the sun that makes it night or day. Fun in the Sun - Phew it's hot! Too hot to play outside. D
11:00 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Beating The Heat/Flowers for Mom"  Beating the Heat - Buddy and Tiny travel to the Jurassic to make a new friend, Morris Stegosaurus, and discover how this huge dinosaur keeps cool in the heat. Flowers for Mom - The kids go to the Big Pond to look for flowers to give to Mom on her special Mothers Day. They find many different flowers while following a very busy bee. D
11:30 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel's Babysitter/Daniel Goes to School"  Daniel's Babysitter - Prince Tuesday comes to babysit Daniel Tiger while Mom Tiger and Dad Tiger go out dancing. As Daniel gets ready for bed, he misses his Mom and Dad, but Prince Tuesday reminds him that they will be back soon. And when Tigey goes missing right before bedtime, Daniel learns what a grr-ific babysitter Prince Tuesday is. D
12:00 pm 
Super Why!  "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"  Whyatt accidentally messes up Jack's room and is in BIG trouble with his big brother! The Super Readers pay a storybook visit to Goldilocks and the Three Bears and find Goldilocks surrounded by three broken chairs, three bowls of porridge and three times the mess! How will they solve this problem before the bears get home?G
12:30 pm 
Splash and Bubbles  "Small But Mighty/Washed Away"  Zee the Zebra Bullhead Shark feels a bit threatened in her shark identity when news of an impressive great white shark in the area spreads to the reef, and everyone wants to go see it. / Dunk has spent a long time on his latest beautiful art project and asks Splash, Bubbles, and Ripple to watch over it, which they promise to do. When the tide comes in, they try their best to protect it, only to learn Dunk knew that would happen eventually anyway. D
1:00 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Slow Down!"  Wonky Whistle - Thomas is getting his whistle fixed at the Steam Works before he delivers animals to the Sodor Country Fair. He rushes out of the Steam Works before his whistle is fixed properly and it starts to make a strange sound. Thomas collects ducks, Katy the sheep dog and Farmer McColl's prize cow to take them to the fair. D
1:30 pm 
Arthur  "Home Sweet Home/Do You Believe In Magic"  Home Sweet Home - Buster heads off to summer camp reluctantly, worried that he won't know anyone. But equipped with a few stories of summer camp battles and triumphs from his older and wiser friend Fritz (who runs the community garden), Buster realizes it's easy to make new friends after all. Do You Believe in Magic? - Arthur feels jealous when Buster's magic tricks outshine his own. D
2:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Mi Amiguita Rosita"  Rosita is bothered by a story that doesn't resonate with her culture, so she writes her own book about things she loves: dancing, Mexican wrestling and playing with her friends. Also featuring celeb vocab in espanol with Gina Rodrigues, and Elmo the Musical. Brought to you by the ABC's and the number 9. D
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha in the White House, Part 1 & 2"  Martha in the White House, Part 1 - The new president is looking for a dog to live in the White House. Martha knows the perfect dog for the job! What better way to recommend some of her neighborhood pals than to put in a few calls to the White House herself? Vocabulary: (E) neighborhood, nation(al), volunteer, recommend(ing), community, nominate (I) president, white house, leader, country. Martha in the White House, Part 2 - The president is calling! One of his aides heard about Martha's speaking ability and he needs her to report to the White House immediately. D
3:00 pm 
WordGirl  "It's Your Party and I'll Cry if I Want To/Becky's Bad-itude"  IT'S YOUR PARTY AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO - Becky discovers that Violet and Scoops were invited to Katy's birthday party while she wasn't, and she can't help but feel a little left out. When Tobey sends his robots out on a citywide rampage, destroying everything in their path, Becky realizes she might not be the only one who wasn't on Katy's invite list. Can Beck- I mean, WordGirl lift her classmate's robotic spirits before he ruins the birthday party? Vocabulary Words: Rampage, Sensitive. D
3:30 pm 
Nature Cat  "Ze Worm Whisperer/Love You, Michael Bluejay"  NULL
4:00 pm 
Ready Jet Go!  "How We Found Your Sun/Treehouse Observatory"  "How We Found Your Sun" - Jet explains how his family, the Propulsions, found Earth by way of the Sun, a star in the Milky Way galaxy. Celery takes the kids out into space and shows them how the Sun looks huge, or small like other stars, depending on your perspective. Curriculum: The sun is a star. D
4:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Panda Power Up!"  While checking out the endangered Giant panda, the Wild Kratts gets stranded in the bamboo forests of China without power to any of their vehicles or equipment. They must figure out how to 'power up' in time to help save the pandas, who are being turned into roboticized stuffed toys by the nefarious villain, Zach Varmitech. An 'ancient panda secret' just might lead to the creature power that will restart their engines and save the pandas. D
5:00 pm 
Odd Squad  "Olive and Otto In Shmumberland"  Olive and Otto in Shmumberland - When Olive and Otto get zapped into a comic book, Olive must use her knowledge of the comic book to escape. Curriculum: Number operations; solving addition and subtraction problems using a number line and other strategies. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, why the job market hasn't looked this good in a decade. Plus, what prompted Warren Buffett to dump a third of his stake in IBM?. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Washington Week   NULL
7:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Citizen Power: Eric Liu"  Marcia Franklin talks with Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University.G
8:00 pm 
Idaho Reports   The Idaho Reports crew provides reporting and analysis of Idaho issues around the state and in Congress.G
8:30 pm 
Articulate with Jim Cotter  "Tap Into America"  Despite only occasional glimpses of the mainstream, tap dance remains an iconic American art form. Music with Teeth - With custom-composed pieces employing a staggering range of vocal styles, Roomful of Teeth makes music that can be difficult to define. A Place at the Table - After her father George died, Mira Nakashima inherited his shop and set to work continuing the artistic legacy of a master craftsman in wood.G
9:00 pm 
Latin Music USA  "The Chicano Wave/Divas and Superstars"  Mexican Americans in California, Texas and throughout the Southwest create their own distinct musical voices during the second half of the 20th century. Their music plays an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights and propels them to the national stage. The final hour focuses on the Latin pop explosion of the turn of the 21st century and success by artists like Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan and Shakira in the English language market. Meanwhile, Latino youth gravitate toward urban fusions. Part 3 and 4 of 4G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
2:00 am 
The This Old House Hour   Rough wiring is installed in the kitchen. A new HVAC system goes in. Tommy installs new fascia. D
3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Rockhounds"  Follow veteran gem stone and fossil gatherers, as well as families on casual outings, in this new OUTDOOR IDAHO episode filmed at gem and fossil sites around the state.G
3:30 am 
Dialogue  "Serious Laughter: Dean Obeidallah"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Muslim-American comic Dean Obeidallah. The son of a Palestinian-American father and an Italian-American mother, Obeidallah originally practiced law. He talks with Franklin about why he became a standup comedian, and why he's concentrated his comedic career on educating audiences about Islam.G
4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Funny Farm"  Elmo, Abby, and Alan help Grover think like a farm animal so he can throw the perfect party for farm animals. Also featuring Super Grover 2.0 (S.T. D
4:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Clifford & The Beanstalk/Itchy Patch"  Clifford and the Beanstalk - Emily works hard to prepare for her audition for the lead in the school play, but loses the role to Jetta, who worries more about what she'll wear than about learning her lines. Emily steps in and plays the lead role at the last minute, and Jetta learns that it's hard work and preparation are what make you successful. Itchy Patch - Clifford is itching like crazy but tries hard to stop when he hears Emily say that she'll take him to the vet if he keeps it up. D
5:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel's Birthday/Daniel's Picnic"  Daniel's Birthday - It's Daniel's Birthday! Daniel is very excited to go to Baker Aker's Bakery with his mom to pick out a cake for his party. When they arrive home after a bumpy ride on Trolley, Daniel is disappointed to find that his cake is smushed. It turns out. D
5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha in the White House, Part 1 & 2"  Martha in the White House, Part 1 - The new president is looking for a dog to live in the White House. Martha knows the perfect dog for the job! What better way to recommend some of her neighborhood pals than to put in a few calls to the White House herself? Vocabulary: (E) neighborhood, nation(al), volunteer, recommend(ing), community, nominate (I) president, white house, leader, country. Martha in the White House, Part 2 - The president is calling! One of his aides heard about Martha's speaking ability and he needs her to report to the White House immediately. D
6:00 am 
Nature  "Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 1"  The camera eyes of 13 ingenious Spy Creatures, including Spy Dolphin, Spy Nautilus and Spy Turtle, capture the dolphins' "superpod" behavior never filmed before. Infiltrate the social world of dolphins from strange gatherings to gang rivalries. Part 1 of 2G
7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Italy's Veneto: Verona, Padua, and Ravenna"  Rick visits three great cities. Padua is famed for its university, Giotto frescoes, and pilgrim-packed Basilica. Verona is a hit with aficionadoes of Roman ruins and Romeo and Juliet fans.G
7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Venice"  Rudy tours the famous sites then shows how to escape the crowds in the neighborhoods of Dorsaduro, Cannaregio and San Polo.G
8:00 am 
In The Americas with David Yetman  "The Brazilian State of Ceara"  From dazzling beaches to verdant mountains to parched scrubland, Ceara exhibits many of the attractions and also the contradictory currents that Brazilians face. We visit the old sections of the capital city of Fortaleza, a once-isolated beach town, the sweltering inland semi-desert, and the lush mountain range that forms the state's garden basket.G
8:30 am 
Hands On Crafts for Kids  "Imagination"  Unleash your imagination. Using rolling pins, Jenny Barnett-Rohrs creates all kinds of textures. Candie Cooper creates little superheroes to showcase her creative writing. D
9:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Native and Invasive Plants & Certified Wildlife Habitats"  When overseas travel became possible, exotic plants were common cargo on ships all across the world. Unfortunately, many of those plants proved to be far more aggressive outside of their native range. At the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, we explain why some non-native plants are dangerous, how gardeners can prevent further spread of some of the more aggressive species, and how using the right native plant for a particular space can make gardening easier for people and better for the planet. D
9:30 am 
Roadtrip Nation  "Seattle - Santa Fe"  While in Seattle, Wash., the team connects with Miss Indigo Blue, a renowned burlesque instructor and performer, and discovers why she decided to take up the bold art form. Her story particularly intrigues Carolyn who finds Miss Indigo Blue's confidence and fearlessness desirable. D
10:00 am 
Lucky Chow  "Trending Japanese"  Japan has mesmerized American foodies for generations and a new wave of Japanese culinary culture continues to intoxicate us. Exploring American manifestations of otaku, the Japanese trope that combines cutting-edge pop culture with fetishistic obsession, Danielle visits New York's first cat cafe; a Brooklyn izakaya run by a Frenchman in thrall to Japanese anime and manga; and a California suburban mom who's a star on the international bento-box circuit. On a more traditional note, Danielle gets in the sumo ring with a 600-pound opponent and then helps him make chanko nabe, the sumo wrestler's staple meal. D
10:30 am 
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking  "Southern Michigan"  Today on Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, Pete joins three top chefs from metropolitan Chicago and travels three hours into the neighboring Michigan countryside for the makings of a true Midwestern meal. Cooking by the beautiful lakeside party are The Hearty Boys, Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh. Joining them is acclaimed pastry chef, Gail Gand. D
11:00 am 
Song of the Mountains  "Mac Puckett & The Good Company Band/Wayne Henderson & Friends"  NULL
12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Mi Amiguita Rosita"  Rosita is bothered by a story that doesn't resonate with her culture, so she writes her own book about things she loves: dancing, Mexican wrestling and playing with her friends. Also featuring celeb vocab in espanol with Gina Rodrigues, and Elmo the Musical. Brought to you by the ABC's and the number 9. D
12:30 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel Gets Mad/Katerina Gets Mad"  Daniel Gets Mad - Daniel Tiger and Prince Wednesday are looking forward to playing at the beach. Then it starts to rain and Mom Tiger says they can't go outside, which makes them very mad. After Mom Tiger helps the boys deal with their mad feelings and they're calm, they come up with a grr-ific plan to make a beach - indoors! Katerina Gets Mad - It's New Instrument Day at Music Man Stan's Music Shop. D
1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Beating The Heat/Flowers for Mom"  Beating the Heat - Buddy and Tiny travel to the Jurassic to make a new friend, Morris Stegosaurus, and discover how this huge dinosaur keeps cool in the heat. Flowers for Mom - The kids go to the Big Pond to look for flowers to give to Mom on her special Mothers Day. They find many different flowers while following a very busy bee. D
1:30 pm 
Peg + Cat  "The Friday t he 13th Problem/The Looking Glass Problem"  The Friday the 13th Problem - Camp Ninwawa. At the camp sleepover, Richard is terrorized by a number: 13! Primary Content: Counting in the teens Secondary Content: Addition, subtraction. The Looking Glass Problem - Peg's House / Wonderland. D
2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "No Night Today/Fun in the Sun"  No Night Today - Nick and Sally want to keep playing, but it's getting dark. Why does nighttime have to come? The Cat knows someone who can answer that question - Astronaut Audrey! With a trip to her International Space Station and a large model of the solar system, the kids learn that it's the earth's spinning near the sun that makes it night or day. Fun in the Sun - Phew it's hot! Too hot to play outside. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "It's Your Party and I'll Cry if I Want To/Becky's Bad-itude"  IT'S YOUR PARTY AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO - Becky discovers that Violet and Scoops were invited to Katy's birthday party while she wasn't, and she can't help but feel a little left out. When Tobey sends his robots out on a citywide rampage, destroying everything in their path, Becky realizes she might not be the only one who wasn't on Katy's invite list. Can Beck- I mean, WordGirl lift her classmate's robotic spirits before he ruins the birthday party? Vocabulary Words: Rampage, Sensitive. D
3:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Tropical Island"  Wyland creates the illusion of three-dimensional imagery in this painting of a tropical island. D
3:30 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Baking Up Comfort"  David Sterling, chef and author of "Yucatan: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition," brings Rick on a whirlwind tour of the peninsula. The pair of Oklahoma-born, Mexico-obsessed chefs begin their journey with a conversation in Hunucma, where Dona Lupita serves home-cooked meals at the kitchen table of her family's cocina economica. Though the Yucatan is not known for its bakeries, David goes to the rustic wood-burning ovens at Panaderia Liz in Merida. D
4:00 pm 
Song of the Mountains  "Mac Puckett & The Good Company Band/Wayne Henderson & Friends"  NULL
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
Nature  "Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 1"  The camera eyes of 13 ingenious Spy Creatures, including Spy Dolphin, Spy Nautilus and Spy Turtle, capture the dolphins' "superpod" behavior never filmed before. Infiltrate the social world of dolphins from strange gatherings to gang rivalries. Part 1 of 2G
7:00 pm 
West of the West: Tales from California's Channel Islands  "First People"  Tanya Atwater, geophysicist and marine geologist, explains her theory of how once upon a time the Channel Islands used to be located next to San Diego. Over the millennia plate tectonics 'rotated' them to where they are now off Santa Barbara.G
8:00 pm 
All-Star Film Collection  "The Band Wagon"  Two playwrights bring a movie dancer (Fred Astaire) to New York for a Broadway show with a ballerina (Cyd Charisse). D
10:00 pm 
Nature  "Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 1"  The camera eyes of 13 ingenious Spy Creatures, including Spy Dolphin, Spy Nautilus and Spy Turtle, capture the dolphins' "superpod" behavior never filmed before. Infiltrate the social world of dolphins from strange gatherings to gang rivalries. Part 1 of 2G
11:00 pm 
West of the West: Tales from California's Channel Islands  "First People"  Tanya Atwater, geophysicist and marine geologist, explains her theory of how once upon a time the Channel Islands used to be located next to San Diego. Over the millennia plate tectonics 'rotated' them to where they are now off Santa Barbara.G
1:00 am 
In Search of the Novel  "Why Do I Have to Read This Book?"  The workshop's 10 novels are examined to see why they appear on recommended reading lists and why they have earned numerous awards. The program looks at the essential elements of good writing and storytelling and explores positive reasons for reading. It also examines ways in which novels are challenged by students and communities. D
2:00 am 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Vectors"  Physics must explain not only why and how much, but also where and which way. D
2:30 am 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Newton's Laws"  Newton lays down the laws of force, mass, and acceleration. D
3:00 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Down to Earth"  Introduces students to the vast field of geology, using striking visuals to help students begin to appreciate the wonders of Earth.G
3:30 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "The Restless Planet"  Revisits the beginnings of our solar system and the evolving Earth.G
4:00 am 
SciGirls  "Pedal Power"  Best friends Angela, Olivia, Margaret and Rebecca don welding masks and rev up power tools to engineer an ice cream-maker that's powered by their bikes. D
4:30 am 
Biz Kid$  "What Is Money?"  The Biz Kids say: "Show me the money!" Join us and you'll take a grand tour through the history of money from the days of bartering, through the first coins and currency, all the way to the electronic transfers of today. Watch as the Biz Kids put on cowboy boots and get a crash course in the art of negotiation and exchange at a high-energy cattle auction in Colorado. D
5:00 am 
On Story  "Greaser's Palace: A Conversation with Jonathan Demme and Paul Thomas Anderson"  Filmmaking legends Paul Thomas Anderson and Jonathan Demme pay tribute to Robert Downey Sr.'s cult classic Greaser's Palace. Next, Andrew Napier's short film, Grandma's Not a Toaster, where a whiskey-guzzling mother-to-be aims to enlist her neurotic brother in attempt to thieve from their ailing grandmother's fortune. D
5:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Panda Power Up!"  While checking out the endangered Giant panda, the Wild Kratts gets stranded in the bamboo forests of China without power to any of their vehicles or equipment. They must figure out how to 'power up' in time to help save the pandas, who are being turned into roboticized stuffed toys by the nefarious villain, Zach Varmitech. An 'ancient panda secret' just might lead to the creature power that will restart their engines and save the pandas. D
6:00 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table  "Gone Fishing"  Fresh fish is on the menu in this episode of P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table. Also tips on growing cabbage and using it to create a delicious Cole Slaw. Plus, a fishing trip in the Arkansas Delta in search of crappie. D
6:30 am 
Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook  "Paella Party"  Annabel Langbein cooks up a seafood celebration feast on the back of her truck at one of New Zealand's stunning golden beaches. The seaside meal includes the most spectacular beachside paella and flambeed peaches from her Wanaka orchard. Recipes from this episode: onion and herb frittata, birdseed bar, aromatic steamed mussels, watermelon and avocado salad, beachside paella, flambeed peaches, sparkling sangria. D
7:00 am 
Painting The Town with Eric Dowdle  "Vancouver, Canada"  Vancouver, Canada - A stunning Olympic host, Vancouver is a growing global city on the Pacific trade routes. Offering a quality of contemporary urban life, Vancouver is a living pattern of incorporating development with conservation and a history of cultural richness with the opportunities of a bright future. Take off with Eric as he heads to Canada's west coast flagship city Vancouver. D
7:30 am 
Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope  "Peru - The Amazon and Beyond"  Join Joseph as he ships out on a Peruvian Amazon journey from the jungle town of Iquitos, Peru and makes his way through one of the world's wonders. One-fifth of the world's water and oxygen are produced in the Amazon Rainforest and thousands of species of birds, fish, reptiles, mammals and plants as well as hundreds of thousands of people thrive there. With all the pressures from logging and mining interests, it's also a wonder that this natural world still exists. D
8:00 am 
This Old House  "Detroit Plumbing Road Trip"  Tommy uses a modern solution for some traditional decorative molding. Homeowners Frank and Tamiko travel to Wisconsin to select their plumbing fixtures. Tommy works with Frank to install new kitchen ceiling strapping. D
8:30 am 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Machinery"  This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac Tommy is excited to bring in the machinery every good woodworker needs for his shop. We need to haul them all in and set them up in their proper place before starting work on the interior of the shop, getting a good start on the door and trim. Then we can finally get the flooring down, getting that much closer to getting the entire interior shop done. D
9:00 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Unique Eureka"  P. Allen Smith visits the one-of-a kind mountain town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Art, food and natural scenery abound as we unwrap this hidden treasure. D
9:30 am 
Make Your Mark  "Hi Ho Silver"  Shiny, stylish, and fun, Mark's silver-themed projects include a glamorized table, a kids' knight shield and metal shelves. Projects: Silver Covered Table With Paint Accent Rub (Threadbanger); Knight in Shining Armor Shield and Viking Hat With Accent Rub; Silver Paillette Door Beads and Curtain; Industrial Metal Shelves (Peter). D
10:00 am 
Quilting Arts  "Let's Try It!"  Dive below the surface and explore something new. With fabric fragments, transferred images and text, Lesley Riley creates a charming fabric book. Contemporary quilter Angela Pingel shares a quick technique for making quilts and pillows with scrappy backgrounds and raw edge applique. D
10:30 am 
Paint This With Jerry Yarnell  "Backwater Swamps, Part 3"  In this episode, Jerry takes his viewers through the process of using the #6 chisel-edge brush to paint in the hanging moss. Then shows how to take a chisel-edge brush and paint in the root system of all of the larger trees. Now he shows how to use the #4 chisel-edge brush to paint in the ellipses of water ripples around the base of the large trees. D
11:00 am 
BBQ with Franklin  "Whole Hog"  Learn the steps that go into a whole hog cook from beginning to end. Aaron walks us through the process of building a cinder block pit, learns about pig breeds and throws a party in his backyard. D
11:30 am 
Ellie's Real Good Food  "Cheese-Crazy Daddy"  We all love cheese - who doesn't? But there can be too much of a good thing. Ellie answers an SOS from a home where cheese has completely taken over the menu. Ellie, a self-proclaimed cheesehead herself, shows how to keep from going overboard with cheese and instead utilize its best assets - its great flavor and health benefits. D
12:00 pm 
Connect with English  "Unexpected Offers/The Audition"  After an exam, Rebecca goes to the audition with her friend Bill and the studio manager invites Rebecca to sing - she performs "Dreamcatcher."G
12:30 pm 
Connect with English  "Dream Catcher/Gifts"  Alberto listens to the song his gift to Rebecca inspired her to write and Rebecca and Ramon celebrate Christmas together at a community center for the needy.G
1:00 pm 
In Search of the Novel  "Why Do I Have to Read This Book?"  The workshop's 10 novels are examined to see why they appear on recommended reading lists and why they have earned numerous awards. The program looks at the essential elements of good writing and storytelling and explores positive reasons for reading. It also examines ways in which novels are challenged by students and communities. D
2:00 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Vectors"  Physics must explain not only why and how much, but also where and which way. D
2:30 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Newton's Laws"  Newton lays down the laws of force, mass, and acceleration. D
3:00 pm 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Down to Earth"  Introduces students to the vast field of geology, using striking visuals to help students begin to appreciate the wonders of Earth.G
3:30 pm 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "The Restless Planet"  Revisits the beginnings of our solar system and the evolving Earth.G
4:00 pm 
SciGirls  "Pedal Power"  Best friends Angela, Olivia, Margaret and Rebecca don welding masks and rev up power tools to engineer an ice cream-maker that's powered by their bikes. D
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "What Is Money?"  The Biz Kids say: "Show me the money!" Join us and you'll take a grand tour through the history of money from the days of bartering, through the first coins and currency, all the way to the electronic transfers of today. Watch as the Biz Kids put on cowboy boots and get a crash course in the art of negotiation and exchange at a high-energy cattle auction in Colorado. D
5:00 pm 
On Story  "Greaser's Palace: A Conversation with Jonathan Demme and Paul Thomas Anderson"  Filmmaking legends Paul Thomas Anderson and Jonathan Demme pay tribute to Robert Downey Sr.'s cult classic Greaser's Palace. Next, Andrew Napier's short film, Grandma's Not a Toaster, where a whiskey-guzzling mother-to-be aims to enlist her neurotic brother in attempt to thieve from their ailing grandmother's fortune. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "True Colors"  Hacker becomes a good guy! Can this possibly be true? A new, reformed Hacker runs for election against Motherboard, claiming to have done five good deeds, and promising to turn over a new leaf. Can the kids find a counter example that proves Hacker is lying -- or will he be elected the new ruler of cyberspace? Guest voice: Al Roker as "Sam Vander Rom." The Big Idea: When people use words like always, never, all, or none to claim something is true, be suspicious! Such claims are often false, and you need only a single counter example to disprove them. D
6:00 pm 
Quilting Arts  "Let's Try It!"  Dive below the surface and explore something new. With fabric fragments, transferred images and text, Lesley Riley creates a charming fabric book. Contemporary quilter Angela Pingel shares a quick technique for making quilts and pillows with scrappy backgrounds and raw edge applique. D
6:30 pm 
Paint This With Jerry Yarnell  "Backwater Swamps, Part 3"  In this episode, Jerry takes his viewers through the process of using the #6 chisel-edge brush to paint in the hanging moss. Then shows how to take a chisel-edge brush and paint in the root system of all of the larger trees. Now he shows how to use the #4 chisel-edge brush to paint in the ellipses of water ripples around the base of the large trees. D
7:00 pm 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Celestun - Coastal Cooking"  Pati's favorite way to experience a new place is on the arm of a local. Her good friend Pedro Evia, chef behind K'u'uk restaurant in Merida, accompanies Pati on one of his favorite day trips-to the coastal town of Celestun. Their adventure begins with a delicious breakfast complete with freshest seafood caught that morning. D
7:30 pm 
Nick Stellino: Storyteller in the Kitchen  "The Great Outdoorsman"  Chef Stellino recalls the joys of pastoral Italy and delivers rustic recipes as the perfect end to a day of outdoor adventures. Dishes include: Pollo alla cacciatore (chicken, pearled onions, rosemary) / pork chop alla Milanese (breaded fried pork chop "Milanese Style") / Macedonia di frutta (marinated fruit salad in liquor and sugar). D
8:00 pm 
This Old House  "Detroit Plumbing Road Trip"  Tommy uses a modern solution for some traditional decorative molding. Homeowners Frank and Tamiko travel to Wisconsin to select their plumbing fixtures. Tommy works with Frank to install new kitchen ceiling strapping. D
8:30 pm 
Richard Bangs' Adventures With Purpose Norway: Quest for the Viking Spirit   The adventurer seeks out the modern-day "Viking Spirit" in Norway's Arctic north, its mountainous sea coast and its bustling cities. He looks for answers to the violent storied past by exploring the now peaceful nation's present.G
9:30 pm 
Lidia's Kitchen  "Steak House Favorites"  Steak is a favorite in many American households, and this episode is a tribute to the nice juicy dish and showcase not only one of Lidia's preferred preparations but two other recipes that work well for a special steak house evening at home. Featured recipes include seared steak with mushroom sauce and braised escarole; baked potatoes with pancetta and oregano; and an almond cake with chocolate chips. D
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country  "A Taste of Tennessee"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Tennessee pulled pork sandwiches on hoecakes. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of shredded coconut. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate French coconut pie at home. D
10:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "California 4"  Ming drives up the California coast to get the scoop on popular local ingredients, and meet up with new friends to try out tasty new dishes that you can make at home. This week, on Simply Ming!. D
11:00 pm 
BBQ with Franklin  "Whole Hog"  Learn the steps that go into a whole hog cook from beginning to end. Aaron walks us through the process of building a cinder block pit, learns about pig breeds and throws a party in his backyard. D
11:30 pm 
DayTripper   NULL
1:00 am 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
2:00 am 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the House passes its health care bill. Who wins and who loses? Plus, why Boeing's Super Hornet is getting renewed attention. D
2:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   NULL
3:00 am 
Life on the Line  "End It Now"  Child abuse is much more common than we think. The statistics are staggering, with one in four girls and one in six boys molested by the age of 18.Three individuals uncover their childhood secrets of abuse while clinicians share the dramatic the dramatic effect it has one a person's life. D
3:30 am 
On Story  "A Conversation with Tony Hale"  From Arrested Development's Buster Bluth to Veep's bag man, actor Tony Hale discusses meeting audience's expectations, getting into character, making out with Liza Minnelli, and the collaborative environment of comedy. D
4:00 am 
Well Read  "Laurie Frankel / This Is How It Always Is"  Laurie Frankel discusses This Is How It Always Is - a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it's about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don't get to keep them forever. D
4:30 am 
Closer to Truth  "Is The Universe Theologically Ambiguous?"  Scientists split on whether the universe confirms or denies God. Though most leading scientists do not believe in God, some do. What can we learn from the dispute?. D
5:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
5:30 am 
Inspiring Landscapes   Oirase Mountain Stream - where the forest and the water flow are in perfect harmony. Let's take a look at the scenes from early summer to winter. D
5:45 am 
Direct Talk   Indian Novelist Amitav Ghosh imagines future generations will call us deranged, for our inaction on global warming, and calls on creators to address the climate crisis in art and literature. D
6:00 am 
NOVA  "Super Tunnel"  Follow an army of engineers and designers as they tackle the complex challenge of building Crossrail, a massive new subterranean railway deep beneath the streets of London. D
7:00 am 
Plants Behaving Badly  "Murder & Mayhem"  Examine the extraordinary behavior of carnivorous plants, which have been a feature of many a sci-fi film over the years. The reality turns out to be far stranger than the fiction. 1 of 2G
8:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
9:00 am 
Life on the Line  "End It Now"  Child abuse is much more common than we think. The statistics are staggering, with one in four girls and one in six boys molested by the age of 18.Three individuals uncover their childhood secrets of abuse while clinicians share the dramatic the dramatic effect it has one a person's life. D
9:30 am 
On Story  "A Conversation with Tony Hale"  From Arrested Development's Buster Bluth to Veep's bag man, actor Tony Hale discusses meeting audience's expectations, getting into character, making out with Liza Minnelli, and the collaborative environment of comedy. D
10:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Desert Chronicles"  In the vast landscape of sage brush and weathered rhyolite, there is adventure and controversy, from whitewater rivers and natural landmarks to grazing lands and bombing range proposals.G
10:30 am 
Dialogue  "Serious Laughter: Dean Obeidallah"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Muslim-American comic Dean Obeidallah. The son of a Palestinian-American father and an Italian-American mother, Obeidallah originally practiced law. He talks with Franklin about why he became a standup comedian, and why he's concentrated his comedic career on educating audiences about Islam.G
11:00 am 
Well Read  "Laurie Frankel / This Is How It Always Is"  Laurie Frankel discusses This Is How It Always Is - a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it's about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don't get to keep them forever. D
11:30 am 
Closer to Truth  "Is The Universe Theologically Ambiguous?"  Scientists split on whether the universe confirms or denies God. Though most leading scientists do not believe in God, some do. What can we learn from the dispute?. D
12:00 pm 
NOVA  "Super Tunnel"  Follow an army of engineers and designers as they tackle the complex challenge of building Crossrail, a massive new subterranean railway deep beneath the streets of London. D
1:00 pm 
Plants Behaving Badly  "Murder & Mayhem"  Examine the extraordinary behavior of carnivorous plants, which have been a feature of many a sci-fi film over the years. The reality turns out to be far stranger than the fiction. 1 of 2G
2:00 pm 
India - Nature's Wonderland  "1 of 2"  Join a journey through India to discover its rich culture and rare wildlife. Experience a ritual tiger dance and see lions, elephants and India's only ape -- the hoolock gibbon. Then climb to the Himalayas where the Ganges River begins. D
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
DW News   NULL
5:00 pm 
Last Days In Vietnam: American Experience   During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, North Vietnamese forces closed in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes took matters into their own hands. Directed and produced by Rory Kennedy. D
7:00 pm 
Quietest Place On Earth   The Hawaiian Islands are the most remote major island group on earth. On the second-largest island of Maui, the Haleakala volcano rises 10, 000 feet - nearly two miles - into the sky. And the massive crater located at its summit carries the unique distinction of "The Quietest Place on Earth." For some, the exquisite stillness of this stark volcanic landscape can mimic a religious experience, while for others, it simply inspires a deeper awareness of humans' place in nature.G
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, why the job market hasn't looked this good in a decade. Plus, what prompted Warren Buffett to dump a third of his stake in IBM?. D
9:30 pm 
Asia Insight   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 

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