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May 6, 2012
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4:00 am 
History of Science  "How Did We Get Here?"  The question of human origins is one of the most controversial science wrestles with. Host Michael Mosley tells the story of how scientists have come to explain the beauty and diversity of life on Earth, and he reveals how its evolution is connected to the long and violent history of the planet.G

5:00 am 
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  "The Empire Brass Quintet/Creative Ideas"  Mister Rogers visits the Empire Brass Quintet and notes that it's fun to hear all the instruments playing. If you listen carefully, you can hear each one, but they all make "one song." In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Neighbors get ready for the Bass Violin Festival. D

5:30 am 
Curious George  "Junky Monkey/Jumpy Warms Up"  Junky Monkey - Steve is appointed head of Pretty City Committee Pod 7 on a mission to lead George, the Man with the Yellow Hat, Aunt Margaret, Betsy, and Charkie to clean up litter in their neighborhood. But where others see trash, George sees treasures hidden in alleys, sidewalk, and recycling bins. He takes his findings up to his apartment and sorts them by shape and size, transforming his collection into a masterpiece worthy to be hung at City Hall. D

6:00 am 
Wild Kratts  "Stuck On Sharks"  Martin and Chris are on a mission to uncover the secret life of the mysterious Great White Shark. They use Aviva's incredible Remora Rocketsub to "stick with" a female shark and soon learn that the giant predator of the sea actually has lots of challenges to contend with and that she could help them discover something that no one has ever seen before - the birth of Great White shark pups. But when Gourmand sniffs around looking for ingredients for his Shark Fin Soup recipe, the Wild Kratts team must help rescue their new friend. D

6:30 am 
Peep and the Big Wide World/Pocoyo  "Save It for Later/The Red Ballmoon/ Pocoyo - Elly's Shoes"  Chirp can't seem to protect her acorn collection from several ravenous squirrels and one thoughtless duck. Chirp has a perilous (but thrilling!) adventure when she meets up with a big, red balloon. Then, Elly gets a fancy new pair of dress up shoes. D

7:00 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "I Love The Nightlife/Oh Give Me A Home!"  I Love the Nightlife - Nick wants to stay awake all night. Good thing the Cat needs help finding his most favorite hat that he lost in the forest of Wagamaroo! The Cat takes Nick and Sally on a nocturnal adventure, along the way meeting a variety of animals who stay up all night! Oh Give Me a Home! - Nick has a super duper special shell and Sally wants one too! The Cat in the Hat takes them to a beachside adventure where they meet Tucker, a hermit crab who is also looking for a new shell because he's grown too big for his. An under the sea fashion show gives both Tucker and Sally super duper special shells!. D

7:30 am 
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps  "Angelina and the Windy Children's Day/Angelina And Ms. Mimi's Dance"  Angelina and the Windy Children's Day - It's the mouselings' annual Children's Day celebration! When things go awry, the mouselings are disappointed and ready to throw in the towel. All of a sudden, something wonderful happens and Children's Day ends up being a huge success after all! Angelina and Ms. Mimi's Dance - Ms. Mimi performs a special modern dance for the school. Angelina and her friends are very impressed! They can only dream of a day when dancing comes so easily. D

8:00 am 
Bob the Builder  "Share Your Problem"  Roley and the Fox - The team is building a jungle themed mini golf course! As wild animal decorations arrive, Bob explains to Roley that wild animals live away from their friends. When a wild fox turns up, Roley is convinced that this wild animal must have lost his friends! Roley and the fox play a game. When the fox begins to act upset Roley takes him to see the decorations, thinking they'll comfort him. D

8:30 am 
Franny's Feet  "Jumbo Hi Jinx/Princess Tia"  A) Franny lands in the African savannah, where she meets Solly and Molly, two elephants who can't get along. When Franny falls into a hole, the elephants realize they must stop competing with each other, and they learn what cooperation is all about. In Franny's Treasures, viewers match animals with the sounds they make. D

9:00 am 
Thomas & Friends  "Don't Give Up"  NULL

9:30 am 
Undamming The Elwha   The KCTS9/EarthFix documentary tells the story of the Elhwa River, once dammed, now set free, following the determination that two 100-year-old dams were failing. The film includes historical photos and footage as well as interviews with those involved in the construction, operation and removal of the lower dam, the largest dam ever to be removed in the United States. Some of the footage used in the film is supplied by IdahoPTV and EarthFix Idaho reporter Aaron Kunz.G

10:00 am 
BBC Newsnight   NULL

10:30 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Great Investors: Whitney George"  Guest: Whitney George, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager, The Royce Funds. This week's Consuelo Mack WealthTrack features a rare interview with a "Great Investor" who specializes in small company stocks. The Royce Funds' Whitney George will discuss where he is finding value in some of the world's fastest growing companies. D

11:00 am 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   Women: Obama or Romney?: As President Obama reminds women about his commitment in a new online graphic, Romney tells women the President's policies are hostile towards them. "Radical" Nuns?: The Vatican releases a letter scolding American nuns for themes of radical feminism. Nobel Peace Prize Winners 2011: Women's rights advocates and Nobel Peace Prize recipients reflect on their work and stress the need for women globally to speak up against inequality. D

11:30 am 

12:00 pm 
Closer to Truth  "Diverse Arguments for God"  I like arguments about God, whether based on science, philosophy or personal experience. I like to push and to be pushed, explore the possible existence of a Creator. I must also consider defeaters of God. D

12:30 pm 
Sew It All  "Dart Details, Ellen Switzer"  Learn how to draft a pencil skirt pattern with quick-and-easy ruffled roses. D

1:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "By The Big Lake"  Marianne and Mary share how to take inspiration directly from an antique quilt. They will also demonstrate making 2" and 4" half square triangles with a special ruler. D

1:30 pm 
Hometime  "Homes for a Home Show"  Dean and Miriam document the construction of two new homes, built inside a home and garden show. D

2:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Table Saw Jigs & Accessories"  Make perfect crosscuts and get tight-fitting tenons with your table saw. The editors of Woodsmith magazine show you how to build a couple of easy-to-build table saw jigs that guarantee perfect results every time.G

2:30 pm 
This Old House  "Bedford Project, Part 5 of 16"  Host Kevin O'Connor meets with landscape designer Jenn Nawada Evans to see her plan for the rambling site. The first order of business is reclaiming a good percentage of the backyard from invasive vines and brambles that have been encroaching on the lawn for years. Landscape contractor Roger Cook and his crew make quick work of it, using a skid steer loader with a brush hog attachment. D

3:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Insulating a Wall; Repointing a Fieldstone Foundation"  Host Kevin O'Connor works with an insulation contractor to show the proper way to insulate a wall using fiberglass batts. Then Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks "What is it?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner repoint a fieldstone foundation. D

3:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Locavore Gardens and Landscapes"  One of the most important trends of food and environmental security today is to eat local, eat seasonal and grow your own in an earth-friendly way. And while some people want to grow their own food on the land they have, they don't know how. Others know how but don't have the land to do it. D

4:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Between Two Worlds: Life on the Border"  No writer understands the border culture between Mexico and the United States more intimately than Luis Alberto Urrea, this week's guest on Moyers & Company. His own life is the stuff of great novels. Son of a Mexican father and Anglo mother, Urrea grew up first in Tijuana and then just across the border in San Diego. D

5:00 pm 
William and Mary   William is hired by a gang of bikers to give one of their members a massive send off. They want to do a final bike ride with the deceased's body attached to his bike, wearing his leathers and helmet.G

6:00 pm 
NOVA  "Smartest Machine On Earth"  This film profiles Watson, an IBM supercomputer, which competed against two "Jeopardy!" champions to prove its ability to mimic the human thought process. The film goes behind the scenes at IBM to provide a firsthand look at the technological feats and hurdles to develop Watson and the challenges artificial intelligence (AI) researchers face.G

7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Working for Wildlife"  Professionals and volunteers are in forests and fields - even cities - throughout Idaho working to increase knowledge about wildlife and its chances for survival. Cameras capture "deer tackling" in eastern Idaho; follow scientists and volunteers through deep snows to radio collar the seldom-seen elusive wolverine; and visit a woman raising orphan bears in her backyard in Garden City, adjacent to Boise.G

7:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Bald Eagle Recovery, Cyclocross, Jim Anderson"  Cameras capture video of eagles in the largest wintering grounds for the birds in the 48 contiguous states. The episode also provides an update on the bird's removal from the Endangered Species List and includes a climb up into an eagle nest.G

8:00 pm 
Finding Your Roots  "Sanjay Gupta, Margaret Cho and Martha Stewart"  All children of first- or second-generation immigrants, the three subjects share the peculiar burdens of their heritage. The episode heads to India, Korea and Poland to catch a glimpse of three distinct yet oddly overlapping experiences of families leaving their homes and becoming Americans. Part 8 of 10G

9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Mystery!  "Sherlock, Series II - A Scandal In Belgravia"  Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) are plunged into a case of blackmail involving crafty dominatrix Irene Adler, whose motto is "know when you are beaten." It seems she has incriminating photos of a session with a member of the British royal family. She and Sherlock feel an attraction even as they strive to thwart each other's goal.G

10:30 pm 
New Tricks  "Setting Out Your Stall"  The UCOS team reinvestigates a sensitive case when new information links the unexplained death of popular trader, found dead near her stall at Cook Street Market, to a series of recent drug rapes in East London. The team members look into her private life and past for clues while trying to stay out of the way of the other investigation.G

11:30 pm 
Official Best of Fest  "Cheating"  Two award-winning short films illustrate lessons about cheating. From Ireland Rear View features a taxi driver who is presented with a dilemma. From the United States comes Fool Me Once, a film about a game of deception and greed.G

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