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June 5, 2012
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11:30 pm 
Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope  "Easter Island - Mysteries & Myths"  Joseph visits the most remote inhabited place on earth - Rapa Nui (the island's native name), more than 2,000 miles from the coast of Chile. Questions surround the origins of the Rapa Nui culture, their enormous carved stone moai and the cause of the Rapa Nui people's ecological and natural disasters.G

12:00 am 
Pacific Heartbeat  "Waimea 'ukulele & Slack Key Guitar"  This performance documentary provides a peek into the talent and camaraderie at the annual five-day institute in the cowboy town of Waimea on Hawaii Island. Some of the world's best artists share their passion for these instruments and the music during workshops and concerts.G

1:00 am 
Great Old Amusement Parks   Before theme parks, amusement parks offered a summer escape for the entire family. This program visits Playland in Rye, New York; Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana; and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in California, where vacationers can still reach for the brass ring on the merry-go-round. The special also checks out some old wooden roller coasters and other classic rides. Rick Sebak narrates.G

2:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Wilderness in the 21st Century"  This exploration of wilderness issues captures scenic vistas of Idaho from north to south. The show examines what wilderness means to Idahoans, pressures from wheeled vehicle advocates, collaborative efforts that include multiple sides, and how work is accomplished inside a wilderness.G

2:30 am 
MotorWeek  "Dodge Dart"  Road Test: 2013 Dodge Dart. Road Test: 2012 Range Rover Evoque. Goss' Garage: Batteries. D

3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Big Bad Wolf Huffs and Puffs Slimey"  Oscar is getting ready to take Slimey to the mud hole, but ducks down to get his hiking boot. Just then, the 3 Little Pigs run by with the Big Bad Wolf chasing them. They get away, so instead of huffing and puffing at them, the wolf decides to huff and puff at Slimey. D

4:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Where Did The Water Go?"  While brushing his teeth, Sid wonders what happens to all the dirty water when it goes down the drain. At The Science Center, Sid and his friends explore how water travels in and out of our homes through pipes. And here's something Sid and his friends never realized: there's lots of water in the world, but you can't drink it all! We can only use fresh water, and there aren't a lot of fresh water sources in the world. D

4:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha: Secret Agent Dog, Part 1 & 2"  Martha: Secret Agent Dog, Part 1 - Martha is on a super secret mission to find out who's trying to steal the formula for Granny's soup. Can Martha stop the crooks before they put Granny Flo - and Martha's speaking voice - out of commission? Vocabulary: (E) secret agent, service(s), formula, surveillance, defeat(ed) (I) safe, steal, spy(ing), chief, warn. Martha: Secret Agent Dog, Part 2 - The life of a secret agent dog turns out to be trickier than Martha expected. D

5:00 am 
Nature  "Black Mamba"  One of Africa's most feared snakes, with a bite that is 100 percent deadly without treatment, has a new champion. Snake handler Thea Litchka-Koen, along with her husband, rescues black mambas in Swaziland from inappropriate locations - homes, gardens, hotel rooms. This leads to a radio tracking program for rescued black mambas, which reveals previously unknown information about the snake.G

6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters"  Rick explores the capitals of Finland and Estonia to sample each country's history, art and distinct love of life. In Helsinki, he finds a neoclassical old town, modern flair for design and steamy saunas. Tallinn offers medieval charms and new-found prosperity.G

6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Oslo & Norway"  The grand panoramas of Norway prove irresistible to adventurers. In Oslo, we see testaments to maritime prowess in Viking Ships and the celebrated Kon Tiki raft. We "Scream" with painter Edvard Munch before heading south to the glorious vistas of Telemark country. D

7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Finding The Fault In California's Desert"  NULL

7:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Different Pizzas/Pizze Diversi"  Homemade pizza doesn't have to be complicated, not when Mary Ann shows you how to prepare a simple, country-style Rustic Pizza. And it gets even easier when she pulls out her electric fry pan and makes one there too. Don't order out. D

8:00 am 
Baking Made Easy  "Sandwich Cookie Secrets"  Don't feel intimidated when making cookies. Here are a few recipes that are truly baking-made-easy; Peanut Butter and Jam Hearts, Chocolate Sandwich Cookies With Vanilla Filling, Golden Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Ganache Filling. D

8:30 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Cinnamon"  Mexico is now the largest importer of cinnamon in the world - but how is it used there that's so special? Just how different is the Ceylon cinnamon used in Mexico from the Cassia cinnamon of Southeast Asia? This show will look at how cinnamon traveled from Asia to Mexico and how you use it in delicious foods today, like: Horchata: Rice and Cinnamon Drink; Amarillito Mole with Chicken; Cinnamon Chochoyotes: Corn Dough Dumplings; Cochinitos: Piggy Shaped Cookies. D

9:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Sweet Endings"  Host Christopher Kimball is in for a treat when test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the test kitchen's secrets to the ultimate Chewy Sugar Cookies. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews innovative mixing bowls to find out if any of them live up to the hype. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make a foolproof Berry Fool at home. D

9:30 am 
Garden Smart   Plants for sun, plants for shade; what works, even thrives, in each situation? GardenSMART is back on the road visiting experts who tackle these always-important issues. Beauty and knowledge combine into a "do not miss" show. D

10:00 am 
Bluegrass Underground  "Bluegrass Underground Season Mixer"  A compilation set of absolutely great cuts from Season One that we didn't have time for in the first eleven shows, including Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Mike Farris & the McCrary Sisters, John Cowan Band, Cherryholmes and Will Hoge. It's an Americana-Roots-Grass Sampler!. D

10:30 am 
Music Voyager  "Rajasthan"  Music Voyager host Jacob Edgar travels to Rajasthan, the desert state in northwestern India with an influential cultural legacy. Known as the birthplace of the Gypsies, Rajasthani music is as colorful and soulful as its surroundings. Edgar embarks on a hair-raising drive along India's dangerous back roads, before arriving at the ancient city of Jaipur. D

11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Princess Show"  Abby, Rosita and a penguin are going to play princesses. First, they decide to dance. Rosita leaps high into the air. D

12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "The Old Spinosaurus & The Sea/A Spiky Tail Tale"  The Old Spinosaurus & the Sea - Dad takes the kids on the Dinosaur Train to fish in a new place, where they meet a huge, grumpy old dinosaur, called a Spinosaurus, that doesn't want the kids in his Sea. Eventually the kids befriend him, and they teach each other their own unique way to catch fish. A Spiky Tail Tale - Buddy and Tiny help settle an argument between Morris Stegosaurus and Alvin Allosaurus, two very big dinosaurs - one with a very spiky tail, the other with a mouthful of sharp teeth. D

12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Story of Mother Goose"  Red is writing a new song but gets stuck because she simply can't think of the right word! To help her out, Super Why and his friends meet rhyming royalty - Mother Goose - just as she's starting to pen her legendary poeMs. Does Mother Goose pick her words at random, or is there a rhyme and reason to the way she composes her stories? Educational Objectives: To learn about word families. Kids will sing the alphabet and identify the letters G and O, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Thump/Squirreled Away"  Thump - Nick is trying to make his mother a surprise lunch, but she keeps coming into the kitchen! If only there was a way for him to know when she was coming. The Cat takes Nick and Sally to meet his friend Twitch the rabbit. Twitch and her bunnies teach Nick and Sally how to stop, look and listen for danger. D

1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "A Huge Orange Problem"  While Chris and Martin are off searching for the endangered Orangutan in the deep forests of Borneo, back at the Tortuga HQ Aviva, Koki and Jimmy get carried away swinging on vines and their muscles so get incredibly sore that they can't do anything. The bros attempt to rush back with the first aid kit but a huge orangutan keeps tossing them back into the forest. Here they learn that orangutans use a special leaf and chew it into a lotion to ease muscle soreness, and return with this orangutan medicine to help their friends. 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   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play the Les Brown big band hit "Sentimental Journey" and the signature lick to Elton John's "Crocodile Rock." Featured guests include David Tolley, Dave Powers and Lori Mechem. D

3:00 pm 
In Search of Myths and Heroes  "The Queen of Sheba"  Michael Wood looks for the Queen of Sheba, one of the world's most fascinating heroines. She's been portrayed as goddess, demon, femme fatale - but did she really exist? The myth of Sheba takes Wood on a quest for clues around the Red Sea, from Egypt to Eritrea and Ethiopia and on to the earliest civilization of Arabia in Yemen to reveal the surprising truth behind the legend. Part 1 of 4G

4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Venom: Nature's Killer"  Venom scientists are in a race against time to learn the secrets of many creatures who have evolved extremely toxic cocktails designed to kill, that now may also yield a new generation of advanced drugs to treat human ailments. NOVA reveals how venom works and follows two scientists on expeditions to track down and capture deadly creatures to collect and study them before the animals become extinct.G

6:00 pm 
Space Age: Nasa's Story  "From The Ground Up"  Born of a Cold War fear, NASA moves from disastrous rocket tests to the glorious conclusion of the Gemini Program. Despite many setbacks and six epic flights, the astronauts prove the most important component of any NASA mission would be the human being. Part 1 of 4G

7:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Unearthing Secret America"  Alda searches America's past at four archeological sites: Jamestown, slave quarters at Monticello and Williamsburg, and a Confederate submarine.G

8:00 pm 
In Search of Myths and Heroes  "The Queen of Sheba"  Michael Wood looks for the Queen of Sheba, one of the world's most fascinating heroines. She's been portrayed as goddess, demon, femme fatale - but did she really exist? The myth of Sheba takes Wood on a quest for clues around the Red Sea, from Egypt to Eritrea and Ethiopia and on to the earliest civilization of Arabia in Yemen to reveal the surprising truth behind the legend. Part 1 of 4G

9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Venom: Nature's Killer"  Venom scientists are in a race against time to learn the secrets of many creatures who have evolved extremely toxic cocktails designed to kill, that now may also yield a new generation of advanced drugs to treat human ailments. NOVA reveals how venom works and follows two scientists on expeditions to track down and capture deadly creatures to collect and study them before the animals become extinct.G

10:00 pm 
Space Age: Nasa's Story  "From The Ground Up"  Born of a Cold War fear, NASA moves from disastrous rocket tests to the glorious conclusion of the Gemini Program. Despite many setbacks and six epic flights, the astronauts prove the most important component of any NASA mission would be the human being. Part 1 of 4G

11:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Unearthing Secret America"  Alda searches America's past at four archeological sites: Jamestown, slave quarters at Monticello and Williamsburg, and a Confederate submarine.G

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