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May 6, 2013
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1:00 am 
NOVA  "Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures"  Set adrift in the southern seas some 65 million years ago, Australia's many unusual creatures, like the kangaroo and the cassowary, tell a tale of isolation, change and resilience. Host Richard Smith travels the continent tracing this long history. Part 4 of 4G
2:00 am 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "The Microbial Universe"  The world of microorganisms is diverse and dynamic. All other life forms depend on microbes to make life on earth sustainable. The first program examines the scope and nature of the world of microorganisms and delves into the relationships of microbes to other life forms. D
2:30 am 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "The Unity of Living Systems"  All life has evolved with only two basic architectural styles, procaryotic and eucaryotic whose structure and function are the focus of this program. It also emphasizes the molecular and biochemical similarity of all life. Viruses, the exception to the two basic type theme, are examined in detail. D
3:00 am 
Appalachians   The phonograph and radio expose mountain people to new influences and their own music reaches across America. The New Deal of the 1930s and the War on Poverty in the 1960s help relieve the area's continuing poverty. Outside investors still control much of the land, but today, the mountains' cities are vibrant and traditional culture is revived. Part 3 of 3G
4:00 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Volcanism"  Explains how volcanoes are formed, and assesses the importance of volcanic activity to Earth's geology and climate.G
4:30 am 
Economics U$A  "Federal Reserve"  The rising power of the Federal Reserve Board and the pros and cons of increasing reliance on monetary policy are examined. D
5:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
5:30 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Vista Al Mar (A View of the Sea)"  This episode covers words for rooms in a home, words used when shopping for an apartment, and the Puerto Rican community in New York City.G
6:00 am 
Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique  "Balance & Strength"  NULL
6:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Fan Mail/Hooray for Cleo"  Clifford's Big Idea: Believe in Yourself Emily Elizabeth writes a fan letter to her favorite pop star and discovers - with the help of Mr. Bleakman - that sometimes wishes do come true. (Literacy episode.) HOORAY FOR CLEO - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Honest Cleo withholds information and makes everyone think she's a beachball playing star. D
7:00 am 
Arthur  "The Last Tough Customer/Brain's Chess Mess"  The Last Tough Customer - The Tough Customers realize it's time to quit bullying and set out to find a new hobby - but can Molly ever truly change her ways? Brain's Chess Mess - Brain starts a chess club at school to improve his game and beat Los Dedos, the local chess master. Who knew the best player in the club would be.Rattles?!?. D
7:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Cora! Cora! Cora!/Cora Encore!"  Cora! Cora! Cora! - Helen's family friend Kit Luntanne (Jennifer Westfeldt) is upset. She's had to leave her lovable dog, Cora, at home while she travels with her acting troupe. Backstage at the theater, Martha meets Ham Johnson (Jon Hamm), an actor who admires Kit and wants to impress her. D
8:00 am 
Curious George  "Fun Ball Talley/Red Sky at Night, Monkey's Delight"  Steve, Betsy and George come up try to guess the number of Super Mega Fun-Balls to win a contest.G
8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Rumbly Tumbly/Planet Name Game"  Rumbly Tumbly: Nick's hungry tummy is rumbling! But why do our stomachs make noises when they're hungry? A super shrunken trip into Thing One's stomach will show them the answer! They learn how chewing and stomach juices help to break down the food, and the tummy sounds are actually the stomach working. When your tummy is empty, the sounds are much louder! There's only one way to quiet Nick's rumbly tumbly. a chewy chocolate chunky chunk chip cookie! Planet Name Game: Nick and Sally have run out of things to name in the garden. D
9:00 am 
Super Why!  "Little Bo Peep"  Where's Mister Lizard? Whyatt is searching and searching and doesn't know where to find him! Once again, it's the Super Readers to the rescue when they meet Little Bo Peep, who is hot on the trail of her missing sheep. The Super Readers aren't satisfied with leaving them alone until they come home, and spring into action! Educational Objectives: To learn about solving a mystery! Fun, interactive activities show preschoolers how to build the alphabet, rhyme with OG words and use the power to read to change the story. D
9:30 am 
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
10:00 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
11:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Good Morning Daniel/Goodnight Daniel"  Good Morning Daniel - It's a typical morning in the Tiger household, and Daniel has to get up for school but his playing and imagining distract him from his routine. Daniel learns that his morning routine helps him be ready in time for Trolley to take him to school. Goodnight Daniel - Tonight, Daniel is pretending to be Super Daniel! But after dinner, he has to follow his nighttime routine even though he would rather play. D
11:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Ignatz's Inertia"  Sid is sending his toy panda Ignatz on yet another adventure! He places him on top of a skateboard and rolls him across the patio. The skateboard comes to an abrupt stop when it bumps into a wooden bench, but Ignatz keeps moving forward and flies into the air! Sid is curious why Ignatz didn't stop moving too, so he and his friends investigate and discover that things in motion stay in motion until they are stopped-and that's inertia! (Educational objective - Inertia). D
12:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Get Well Soon Soup/Mmm-Mmm-Milk!"  Get Well Soon Soup - When Ant gets sick, Pig tries to take care of him by making his special Get-Well-Soon Soup. It has all the letters in the alphabet in it, so Pig can build any word that Ant needs to feel better. Pig just has to figure out what that word is! Mmm-mmm-milk! - When Ant comes over to Pig's house to eat cookies, Pig tries to get him to drink some milk. D
12:30 pm 
Caillou  "Creative Caillou"  Sarah's Kite: Caillou flies Sarah's kite.and accidentally crashes it into a tree. Determined to get a new kite for Sarah, Caillou is disappointed when Mommy can't find a store that sells them. D
1:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Big Garden/Get Happy!"  The Big Garden - Baby Bop wants Barney, BJ and the kids to play with her instead of working in their garden. They promise to play with her as soon as they finish. Baby Bop can't wait, and tries many ways to get them to come play with her now, none of which work. D
1:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Let It Snow"  The Christmas Tree Express - Rheneas is very excited when he finds out that there are Christmas trees on Misty Island and wants to bring one back to the Blue Mountain Quarry before the other engines wake up. He asks Toby to take him to Misty Island. On Misty Island, Toby wants to travel slowly, but Rheneas is excited and in a hurry. D
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Fun Ball Talley/Red Sky at Night, Monkey's Delight"  Steve, Betsy and George come up try to guess the number of Super Mega Fun-Balls to win a contest.G
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Cora! Cora! Cora!/Cora Encore!"  Cora! Cora! Cora! - Helen's family friend Kit Luntanne (Jennifer Westfeldt) is upset. She's had to leave her lovable dog, Cora, at home while she travels with her acting troupe. Backstage at the theater, Martha meets Ham Johnson (Jon Hamm), an actor who admires Kit and wants to impress her. D
3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Lights, Camera, Beetles"  Jessica and Hector plan to surprise their cousin with a bug zoo for his birthday party. When Francine steals the prized rhino beetle, it's up to the Electric Company to get it back in time to save the party. D
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Seize The Cheese/Ms. Question's Riddle Rampage!"  SEIZE THE CHEESE - It's a beautiful Fall day and Mr. and Mrs. Botsford drag Becky and TJ away from their video game to enjoy a family hike. Dr. Two-Brains is also outside apple picking with his henchmen -- of course his plans involve seizing cheese, as well. Will Becky be able to sneak away from her family and become WordGirl to save the city's cheese? Vocabulary Words: Seize, Savor. D
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Snow Runners"  On their way to return some Hispid hares to Asia, the Wild Kratts accidentally lose them in a wintery North American forest. Martin and Chris must use the amazing winter adaptations and strategies of the Snowshoe hare and lynx to locate the hares before it's too late. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "A Tikiville Turkey Day"  Hacker steals the legendary Egg of Benedicta - and the lush landscape of Tikiville wilts and turns brown. The spirit of the Tikians is crushed and Creech is in big trouble unless the CyberSquad can help! When their attempt recover the Egg from Hacker fails, they hatch a new plan to replace the Egg. By studying patterns in nature, can they recreate the nest and restore peace and harmony to Tikiville? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Find the rule for a pattern you observe in the natural world and you can use what you have learned to make similar patterns of your own. D
5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Ruff Rocks The (Environmentally Sustainable) House!"  Ruff is excited about being invited to play rock music in South Carolina-that is, until he realizes that his Swedish environmentalist-rock-star-cousin Ruf Rufman was actually invited to perform instead. In order to convince Rf that he should play in the concert, Ruff sends Talia and Isaac to learn how to build a "green" doghouse. He then sends Sterling and Liza to rock n' roll band camp. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report - The NASDAQ's long road back to a 12-year high. Which stocks are driving the gains and are there reasons to buy unloved old tech? And, do you remember what happened three years ago today? Hint - it rattled Wall Street and investors. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Rapid City, Hour Three"  Host Mark L. Walberg explores 19th-century Sioux weapons with appraiser John Buxton at beautiful Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park. Notable finds include a 1760s Chester County Pennsylvania spice chest; two sets of Frank Lloyd Wright blueprints; and a Favrile Fabrique Tiffany desk lamp valued at $4,000-$6,000.G
8:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Vintage Secaucus"  Fifteen years after the ROADSHOW's 1997 visit to the town that is part of the Hackensack River Estuary, experts look at whether treasures floated upstream or down. A circa 1900 folk art ship model bought at a yard sale in 1996 was valued up to $7,000, but has been steadily sinking to $500 or less. But a gaming table appraised up to $300,000 might sell now for as much as $600,000.G
9:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New Caledonia"  Zay Harding concludes his grand Pacific adventure heading further west across the South Sea Islands into Tonga, Fiji and New Caledonia - islands whose histories have been shaped by brutal tribal conflicts and British and French colonization.G
10:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Seeking Asian Female"  Two strangers -- an elderly American man and a young Chinese woman -- pursue a marriage brokered by the internet, but they get more than they bargained for when she moves across the Pacific to start a new life with him in America. D
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
2:00 am 
Antiques Roadshow  "Rapid City, Hour Two"  This episode includes a visit to the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame - located in the town famous for its annual motorcycle rally. Highlights include TWA travel posters; a 1932 signed photograph of the national treasure, Mount Rushmore; and a Rock-Ola juke box valued at $2,000-$3,000. Part 2 of 3G
3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "The Foothills"  The backdrop for Idaho's Statehouse and the city of Boise is also the instant getaway for people in the Treasure Valley with more than 10,000 acres set aside through a voter-approved levy and more than 135 miles of trails. Runners, walkers, mountain bikers, wildflower hunters, wildlife watchers and more make year around use of the Foothills, which merge into the Boise Ridge, topped by Bogus Basin Ski Resort.G
3:30 am 
MotorWeek  "Lexus Is"  Road Test: 2014 Lexus IS. Road Test: 2013 Honda Civic. Goss' Garage: Performance Add-ons. D
4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Thinks Oscar Is A Prince"  Chris is reading Abby a story about a princess who kisses a frog and turns him into a prince. Now, Abby thinks that someone on Sesame Street could be an enchanted prince and she thinks that someone could be Oscar. After all, he's green like a frog and no one could really be that grouchy unless he's a prince who was turned into a grouch. D
5:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Super Daniel!/Play Pretend"  Super Daniel!: Daniel and Grandpere are at home pretending to be superheroes when Daniel notices that Dad has forgotten to take his lunch to work with him. He and Grandpere take Dad's lunchbox to the Clock Factory and Daniel uses his imagination to have several super adventures along the way. Play Pretend: Teacher Harriet shows the children a big cardboard box and asks them what they think it could be. D
5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Cora! Cora! Cora!/Cora Encore!"  Cora! Cora! Cora! - Helen's family friend Kit Luntanne (Jennifer Westfeldt) is upset. She's had to leave her lovable dog, Cora, at home while she travels with her acting troupe. Backstage at the theater, Martha meets Ham Johnson (Jon Hamm), an actor who admires Kit and wants to impress her. D
6:00 am 
NOVA  "Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures"  Set adrift in the southern seas some 65 million years ago, Australia's many unusual creatures, like the kangaroo and the cassowary, tell a tale of isolation, change and resilience. Host Richard Smith travels the continent tracing this long history. Part 4 of 4G
7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Barcelona and Catalunya"  The creative spirit of Spain's Catalunya, the land of Picasso, Gaudi and Salvador Dali is on a roll. Rick gets caught up in the festivity of Barcelona, enjoying the vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas and pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter. Then he takes a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat, and finishes with an artist's pilgrimage along the Costa Brava to Salvador Dali country. In seaside Cadaques he visits his home and in nearby Figueres experiences his playfully surreal mausoleum/museum.G
7:30 am 
Rudy Maxa's World  "Nova Scotia & Newfoundland"  From the charming fishing towns of Nova Scotia to the vast wilderness of Newfoundland, these are the last great. open spaces of Eastern North America. A touch of New England, a dash of Germany, here a British fort, there an Irish brogue, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland are mixed-up worlds peopled by the descendants of hardy colonists who came to fish and trade fur. D
8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Baja Journeys: Volcanoes/Oceans"  The journey through Baja California begins on the twice-weekly ferry from the Mexican mainland port of Guaymas. After disembarking from the ferry, the exploration begins around the coastal town of Santa Rosalia. This area provides some of the best cultural, historical and natural history treasure found on the Gulf side of Baja California. D
8:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Crawfish Etouffee, Citrus Pot du Creme, and Lavender Madeleines. D
9:00 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Italian American Sandwiches"  The Italians love their small Panini, but here in the U.S. those traditional sandwiches took on lives of their own. In this episode, Lidia shows the New Orleans Muffaletta sandwich, the Veal Hamburger Parmiciano from St. D
9:30 am 
GardenSMART   Have you got sun or got shade? In this episode, GardenSMART addresses gardening in full sun to full shade as well as pushing the zones in your garden. Tune in for helpful details. D
10:00 am 
Christina  "Could Your Heart Attack You?"  The number one killer of men and women, heart disease is no laughing matter. And most of is completely preventable. What you choose to eat, day to day, determines the health of your precious heart. D
10:30 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Road Food at Home"  Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Slow-Cooker BBQ Brisket. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for slow cookers. Next, Chris visits Harpoon Brewery to discover the best beers for cooking. D
11:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Norah Jones/Kat Edmonson"  Jazz and pop cross with the two musicians. Jones sings songs from her album Little Broken Hearts. Edmonson showcases the song stylings of her recording Way Down Low.G
12:00 pm 
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
1:00 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
1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Tom Thumb"  Littlest Pig is ready for an adventure.but his brothers tell him he's too young! The Super Readers jump straight into the story of Tom Thumb, a guy who knows what it feels like to be little.really little! Tom Thumb is about to set off on his own adventure, and lucky for him the Super Readers are there to get him out of a few scrapes. D
2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Rumbly Tumbly/Planet Name Game"  Rumbly Tumbly: Nick's hungry tummy is rumbling! But why do our stomachs make noises when they're hungry? A super shrunken trip into Thing One's stomach will show them the answer! They learn how chewing and stomach juices help to break down the food, and the tummy sounds are actually the stomach working. When your tummy is empty, the sounds are much louder! There's only one way to quiet Nick's rumbly tumbly. a chewy chocolate chunky chunk chip cookie! Planet Name Game: Nick and Sally have run out of things to name in the garden. D
2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Mom of a Croc"  Chris and Martin are determined to prove to Aviva that there's more to crocodiles than their reputation as scary brutes. They use an egg disguise, created by Aviva, to infiltrate a crocodile nest for an insider's look at the challenging journey of the infant crocs and their mom. Science Concept: Heat can be produced in many ways, and can move from one object to another by a process called conduction. D
3:00 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Cook Once, Eat Twice"  Sara's easy strategy for quick meals is to cook once, eat twice. Spicy Roast Pork is a simple and delicious meal any night, but a visit with her brother to a Vietnamese food joint inspires Sara to turn that pork into delectable pork Banh Mi Sandwiches later in the week. Sauteed Duck Breasts one night become delicious Peking Duck Wraps the next. D
3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Venice: City of Dreams"  Rick begins a two-part visit to Venice by tracing its history from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. He cruises the Grand Canal, luxuriates in a venerable caf? and savors fresh fish canalside with friends. Part 1 of 2G
4:00 pm 
Fake Or Fortune?  "Turner: A Miscarriage of Justice?"  Fine art collected by spinster sisters in the early years of the 20th century is part of the collection of the National Museum of Wales. Several prized paintings said to be by JMW Turner have been declared fakes, but Philip believes three landscapes may be authentic. He and Fiona follow the trail to Turner's secret lover and through the latest forensic testing. Part 2 of 3G
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New Caledonia"  Zay Harding concludes his grand Pacific adventure heading further west across the South Sea Islands into Tonga, Fiji and New Caledonia - islands whose histories have been shaped by brutal tribal conflicts and British and French colonization.G
7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "The Foothills"  The backdrop for Idaho's Statehouse and the city of Boise is also the instant getaway for people in the Treasure Valley with more than 10,000 acres set aside through a voter-approved levy and more than 135 miles of trails. Runners, walkers, mountain bikers, wildflower hunters, wildlife watchers and more make year around use of the Foothills, which merge into the Boise Ridge, topped by Bogus Basin Ski Resort.G
7:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Laurel Thatcher Ulrich"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Idaho native Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and about her latest book, Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History. Ulrich, a professor at Harvard University, was in Idaho to speak at the Idaho Humanities program in Idaho Falls.G
8:00 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "River Surfing/Condors/Frank Boyden"  A Eugene man is a pioneer in the newest extreme sport to hit Oregon. Lewis and Clark saw many condors but in 1982 there were just 22 in the wild.G
8:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Papua New Guinea - Cultural Encounters in an Ancient World"  Joseph heads to Papua New Guinea's remote highlands for cultural encounters with the Huli Wigmen and then journeys to the Sepik River for a tropical rendezvous with the ancient people of its riverside villages. D
9:00 pm 
Pacific Heartbeat  "Na Lani 'Eha From 'Iolani Palace: The Music of Hawaiian Royalty"  This historic production brings together some of Hawai'i's most beloved musicians to perform songs composed by the last members of Hawai'i's ruling monarchy. 'Iolani Palace's executive director and curator provide a historical background of the royal palace - the only one of its kind in the United States - and the musicians explain the cultural significance of the royal repertoire. D
10:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New Caledonia"  Zay Harding concludes his grand Pacific adventure heading further west across the South Sea Islands into Tonga, Fiji and New Caledonia - islands whose histories have been shaped by brutal tribal conflicts and British and French colonization.G
11:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "The Foothills"  The backdrop for Idaho's Statehouse and the city of Boise is also the instant getaway for people in the Treasure Valley with more than 10,000 acres set aside through a voter-approved levy and more than 135 miles of trails. Runners, walkers, mountain bikers, wildflower hunters, wildlife watchers and more make year around use of the Foothills, which merge into the Boise Ridge, topped by Bogus Basin Ski Resort.G
11:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Laurel Thatcher Ulrich"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Idaho native Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and about her latest book, Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History. Ulrich, a professor at Harvard University, was in Idaho to speak at the Idaho Humanities program in Idaho Falls.G
1:00 am 
French In Action  "Orientation"  How to learn French, what the course is, what it does, and how it works (in English).G
1:30 am 
French In Action  "Genese I"  In Paris, Mireille Belleau is hurrying to class at the Sorbonne. On her way, she exchanges greetings with several friends and acquaintances.G
2:00 am 
Western Tradition  "Mesopotamia"  Trade, religion, and technology are, in part, responsible for the great river civilizations of the Middle East.G
2:30 am 
Western Tradition  "From Bronze to Iron"  War and trade extend the power of the great empires of the Middle East.G
3:00 am 
Biography of America, A  "Contemporary History"  The entire team of historians joins Professor Miller in examining the last quarter of the twentieth century. A montage of events opens the program and sets the stage for a discussion of the period -- and of the difficulty of examining contemporary history with true historical perspective. Television critic John Leonard offers a footnote about the impact of television on the way we experience recent events. D
3:30 am 
Biography of America, A  "Redemptive Imagination"  Storytelling is a relentless human urge and its power forges with memory to become the foundation of history. Novelists Charles Johnson (Middle Passage), Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha), and Esmeralda Santiago (America's Dream) join Professor Miller in discussing the intersection of history and story. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. D
4:00 am 
Design Squad  "Backyard Thrill Ride"  The teams bring the adrenaline rush of an amusement park ride to the backyard of 13-year-old Andreas Hoffman.G
4:30 am 
Biz Kid$  "Introducing Entrepreneurs"  You'll discover an entrepreneur is someone who sees a financial opportunity and acts upon it. Learn the stories behind the Frisbee, the Slinky, and blue jeans. Meet an entrepreneur who started a lemonade stand to raise money for playground equipment, then grew so successful she was able to make over an entire park. D
5:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Behind The Scenes with Growing A Greener World"  With nearly 75 episodes over three seasons, a lot has gone into the planning of each and every one. But who are the people behind scenes, how does the show come together and what gets left on the cutting room floor that we'd love to have back? From the voices our own producers and production team, this episode provides a behind the scenes look at how the series is made, from how we chose our topics and locations, the highlights and lowlights and our some of our favorite scenes you didn't see. D
5:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Snow Runners"  On their way to return some Hispid hares to Asia, the Wild Kratts accidentally lose them in a wintery North American forest. Martin and Chris must use the amazing winter adaptations and strategies of the Snowshoe hare and lynx to locate the hares before it's too late. D
6:00 am 
Ciao Italia  "Mushroom Fantasy/Una Fantasia Dei Funghi"  Mary Ann visits the magical world of David Connor, AKA "Mister Tomato" who grows the most fantastic mushrooms you've ever seen in a energy-efficient greenhouse. He gives her a basket full to take nella cucina to create a hearty Pasta with Mushroom Sauce, a wintertime treat of White Polenta with Mushrooms and Peppers, and finishes it off with a Baked Mushroom Frittata. How about them tomatoes?. D
6:30 am 
The Jazzy Vegetarian  "Meatless-Meatloaf Supper"  Host Laura Theodore prepares her vegetarian version of traditional meatloaf and mashed potatoes. She begins with "Wonderful Walnut Mushroom Loaf," which is reminiscent of the classic meat version. Low calorie, "Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower;" taste like creamy mashed spuds without the cream! "Sesame Green Beans" round out the menu. D
7:00 am 
Richard Bangs' Adventures With Purpose Norway: Quest for the Viking Spirit   More than 1,000 years ago, Vikings from Norway terrorized Europe; their legendary raids made their name synomous with marauding pirates. Today, this ruggedly beautiful country houses the Nobel Peace Center and stands one of the most eco-friendly countries on earth. How could such a progressive nation spring from such a violent past? Do Vikings represent a romantic revision of a grisly past or cynical pandering to a growing tourist trade? In his latest Adventures With Purposespecial, adventurer Richard Bangs seeks out the modern-day "Viking Spirit" in Norway's forbidding Arctic north, its mountainous sea coast and its bustling cities. D
8:00 am 
This Old House  "Getting Around In Cambridge"  Kevin joins the legions of Cambridge locals by biking to work on a vintage bicycle restored locally. Tom shows Kevin how he's gotten rid of the steps to the roof deck. Roger arrives to tackle the giant stump left over from the old Norway maple. D
8:30 am 
American Woodshop  "Turning Columns, Big and Small"  Window and wall treatments for dramatic interior design. D
9:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "All About Seeds (Mt. Airy, NC)"  Here we cover everything you ever wanted to know about how to start seeds at home but were afraid to ask. From soil mix to grow lights - we share seed sowing secrets and explain the science behind the techniques. D
9:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Great Weekend Projects"  Start the weekend with a seasonal centerpiece that the whole family can help make. Next, Matt shows how to keep your floors and carpets bright and clean. Last, Shari has some really quick no sew placemats and napkins. D
10:00 am 
Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel  "What's Up In Wyoming"  Classes at Stitch'n Time Shop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, are featured along with a tour with store owner Kim Kerr.G
10:30 am 
Paint This With Jerry Yarnell  "The Guardian, Part 5"  In this final segment, Jerry shows his students different techniques for finishing the details and highlights of the entire bird with a special emphasis on how to create feathers. Then he shows how to finalize details and snow on large tree trunk and limbs. D
11:00 am 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "A Whole New Enchilada"  Rick's out to dispel the notion that an enchilada is all about smothering tortillas in sauce and gooey cheese. At Cafe Azul y Oro in Mexico City, he shows us the iconic Mexican version of the dish: a corn tortilla in a red mole sauce and rolled around a light, simple chicken filling. From that classic formula things can, of course, get more inventive and Rick shares with us one of the more unusual, though still classically grounded enchiladas on Chef Ricardo Munoz-Zurita's menu: an enchilada of jamaica, or dried hibiscus flowers that tastes like a cross between pickled beets and cabbage. D
11:30 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Family-Style Breakfast"  The breakfast of your dreams, prepared by Pati and her sister Alisa. This episode includes both quick, simple dishes and ones meant for a deliciously messy morning feast. Mexican French Toast Rolls (Dedos Gitanos); Green Chilaquiles in Roasted Tomatillo Sauce; Alisa's Marbled Pound Cake. D
12:00 pm 
Great Conversations  "Greg Mortenson and Jacki Lyden"  Greg Mortenson (Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. .One School at a Time) and Jacki Lyden (National Public Radio). D
1:00 pm 
French In Action  "Orientation"  How to learn French, what the course is, what it does, and how it works (in English).G
1:30 pm 
French In Action  "Genese I"  In Paris, Mireille Belleau is hurrying to class at the Sorbonne. On her way, she exchanges greetings with several friends and acquaintances.G
2:00 pm 
Western Tradition  "Mesopotamia"  Trade, religion, and technology are, in part, responsible for the great river civilizations of the Middle East.G
2:30 pm 
Western Tradition  "From Bronze to Iron"  War and trade extend the power of the great empires of the Middle East.G
3:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Contemporary History"  The entire team of historians joins Professor Miller in examining the last quarter of the twentieth century. A montage of events opens the program and sets the stage for a discussion of the period -- and of the difficulty of examining contemporary history with true historical perspective. Television critic John Leonard offers a footnote about the impact of television on the way we experience recent events. D
3:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Redemptive Imagination"  Storytelling is a relentless human urge and its power forges with memory to become the foundation of history. Novelists Charles Johnson (Middle Passage), Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha), and Esmeralda Santiago (America's Dream) join Professor Miller in discussing the intersection of history and story. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. D
4:00 pm 
Design Squad  "Backyard Thrill Ride"  The teams bring the adrenaline rush of an amusement park ride to the backyard of 13-year-old Andreas Hoffman.G
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Introducing Entrepreneurs"  You'll discover an entrepreneur is someone who sees a financial opportunity and acts upon it. Learn the stories behind the Frisbee, the Slinky, and blue jeans. Meet an entrepreneur who started a lemonade stand to raise money for playground equipment, then grew so successful she was able to make over an entire park. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Wordball Is My Oyster"  Lisa gets a case of stage fright when she's cast as the lead in Hector's play. Can Lisa overcome her fears in time to save the play, or will she have to give her part to Annie?. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "A Tikiville Turkey Day"  Hacker steals the legendary Egg of Benedicta - and the lush landscape of Tikiville wilts and turns brown. The spirit of the Tikians is crushed and Creech is in big trouble unless the CyberSquad can help! When their attempt recover the Egg from Hacker fails, they hatch a new plan to replace the Egg. By studying patterns in nature, can they recreate the nest and restore peace and harmony to Tikiville? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Find the rule for a pattern you observe in the natural world and you can use what you have learned to make similar patterns of your own. D
6:00 pm 
Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel  "What's Up In Wyoming"  Classes at Stitch'n Time Shop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, are featured along with a tour with store owner Kim Kerr.G
6:30 pm 
Paint This With Jerry Yarnell  "The Guardian, Part 5"  In this final segment, Jerry shows his students different techniques for finishing the details and highlights of the entire bird with a special emphasis on how to create feathers. Then he shows how to finalize details and snow on large tree trunk and limbs. D
7:00 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Sustainable Aquaculture in the Rich Waters of Ensenada"  Two of Ensenada's best seafood chefs, Benito Molina and Alain Genchi, join Rick for a lesson in mollusk farming. Juan Carlos Lapuente of Acuacultura Integral de Baja California takes the trio to the rich coastal waters to see oyster and mussel farming. Along the way, we learn that the quality of these waters is what makes the seafood from this area so outstanding. D
7:30 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Simply Delicious"  Joanne shares a tuna and white bean salad recipe straight from the Mediterranean that will make you want to dine al fresca. Charlie joins in and learns a technique for cooking juicy lemon perfect for tossing with herbs and orecchiette for a light and simple pasta salad. They finish the meal with pineapple sprinkled with a secret ingredient for a perfect ending. D
8:00 pm 
This Old House  "Getting Around In Cambridge"  Kevin joins the legions of Cambridge locals by biking to work on a vintage bicycle restored locally. Tom shows Kevin how he's gotten rid of the steps to the roof deck. Roger arrives to tackle the giant stump left over from the old Norway maple. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Edinburgh"  Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. We'll explore the castle, peek at the new parliament, dabble in the local literature, sip a little Scotch, get wrapped up in a kilt, and then stowaway on Her Majesty's yacht Britannia.G
9:00 pm 
Travelscope  "Valencia, Spain"  Travelscope goes to sunny Valencia to rub shoulders with the locals at their cafes, pubs and local markets. Joseph visits the city's textile and ceramic artisans and gets the inside story on Las Fallas - Valencia's yearly fiery celebration. D
9:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Sicily In New York City"  The Sicilians were a large immigrant community in lower Manhattan and other areas of New York City, and they brought with them several dishes from their homeland. Today, Lidia celebrates the Sicilians with a Stuffed Calamari Dish and a Broccoli with Garlic and Anchovies. She then makes a Cappuccino Cake which she actually discovered in New Orleans - another locale with a very large Sicilian population. D
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Family Favorites"  Bridget reveals how to make the ultimate Swiss Steak. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of tomato paste. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for immersion blenders. D
10:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Pan Sauces with Guest Norman Van Aken"  Front and center on this week's episode of Simply Ming are Pan Sauces - an easy way to use what's right in your pan to create great flavor. Joining Ming in the kitchen to demonstrate this indispensable culinary technique is Chef Norman Van Aken. Together they cook on the fly using surprise ingredients and Ming's East-West pantry to create: Pan Seared Steak, Beet Salad and Hash Browns and Pork Chop, Kimchee-Kale Pan Sauce and Sweet Potato Cake. D
11:00 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "A Whole New Enchilada"  Rick's out to dispel the notion that an enchilada is all about smothering tortillas in sauce and gooey cheese. At Cafe Azul y Oro in Mexico City, he shows us the iconic Mexican version of the dish: a corn tortilla in a red mole sauce and rolled around a light, simple chicken filling. From that classic formula things can, of course, get more inventive and Rick shares with us one of the more unusual, though still classically grounded enchiladas on Chef Ricardo Munoz-Zurita's menu: an enchilada of jamaica, or dried hibiscus flowers that tastes like a cross between pickled beets and cabbage. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Edinburgh"  Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. We'll explore the castle, peek at the new parliament, dabble in the local literature, sip a little Scotch, get wrapped up in a kilt, and then stowaway on Her Majesty's yacht Britannia.G
1:00 am 
Pacific Heartbeat  "Let's Play Music! Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends"  In this intimate backyard performance, master slack key musician Cyril Pahinui (featured in last season's "Waimea 'Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar") jams with some of the most talented musicians in Hawaii. The Oscar-winning film The Descendantsprominently featured the music of Cyril's father, Gabby "Pop" Pahinui, considered the "Godfather" of Hawaiian slack key guitar. D
2:00 am 
West Encounters East   The Brazilian capital of Sao Paulo hosts the largest Japanese population outside of Japan. Within this little-known niche - the result of a century-old diaspora - lies a thriving arts community. WEST ENCOUNTERS EAST explores the unique fusion of Eastern and Western artistic traditions in the works of well-known and emerging Japanese-Brazilian artists. D
3:00 am 
Every Day Is A Holiday   Chinese-American filmmaker Theresa Loong creates an intimate portrait of her father, a man fifty years her senior. In this documentary, we explore the bonds of the father-daughter relationship and place themes of growing older, immigration and racism in the context of "living history." Paul Loong (American Legion member, retired Veterans Affairs doctor, practicing Catholic) talks of his experiences as a POW in Japan and his subsequent quest to become an American. D
4:00 am 
Asia Insight   NULL
4:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Tom Shadyac (director/author). D
5:00 am 
Linkasia   NULL
5:30 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   Iraqi Refugees - Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq this country has taken in more than 64,000 Iraqi refugees. Some of the refugees are living in the San Diego area, where they have family connections. D
6:00 am 
Little Manila: Filipinos In California's Heartland   The "Little Manilla" section of Stockton, Calif., filled with chop-suey houses, gambling dens and dance halls, served as the de facto hometown for displaced Filipinos at the turn of the 20th century. In its heyday, this lively area contained the largest population of Filipinos outside of the Philippines. D
6:30 am 
American Masters  "Hollywood Chinese"  From the first Chinese-American film in 1916 to Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, this production examines the contributions and portrayals of Chinese people in the industry. Often humorous, sometimes maddening but inspiring, film clips and storytellers - Wayne Wang, Joan Chen, Nancy Kwan, Amy Tan - weave a rich tapestry and complex history.G
8:00 am 
Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words   Anna May Wong knew she wanted to be a movie star from the time she was a young girl and, by 17, she became one. A third generation Chinese American, she went on to make dozens of films in Hollywood and Europe. She was one of the few actors to successfully transition from silent to sound cinema, co-starring with Marlene Dietrich, Anthony Quinn and Douglas Fairbanks along the way. D
9:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
10:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "The Foothills"  The backdrop for Idaho's Statehouse and the city of Boise is also the instant getaway for people in the Treasure Valley with more than 10,000 acres set aside through a voter-approved levy and more than 135 miles of trails. Runners, walkers, mountain bikers, wildflower hunters, wildlife watchers and more make year around use of the Foothills, which merge into the Boise Ridge, topped by Bogus Basin Ski Resort.G
10:30 am 
Dialogue  "Laurel Thatcher Ulrich"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Idaho native Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and about her latest book, Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History. Ulrich, a professor at Harvard University, was in Idaho to speak at the Idaho Humanities program in Idaho Falls.G
11:00 am 
Linkasia   NULL
11:30 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   Iraqi Refugees - Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq this country has taken in more than 64,000 Iraqi refugees. Some of the refugees are living in the San Diego area, where they have family connections. D
12:00 pm 
Little Manila: Filipinos In California's Heartland   The "Little Manilla" section of Stockton, Calif., filled with chop-suey houses, gambling dens and dance halls, served as the de facto hometown for displaced Filipinos at the turn of the 20th century. In its heyday, this lively area contained the largest population of Filipinos outside of the Philippines. D
12:30 pm 
American Masters  "Hollywood Chinese"  From the first Chinese-American film in 1916 to Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, this production examines the contributions and portrayals of Chinese people in the industry. Often humorous, sometimes maddening but inspiring, film clips and storytellers - Wayne Wang, Joan Chen, Nancy Kwan, Amy Tan - weave a rich tapestry and complex history.G
2:00 pm 
Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words   Anna May Wong knew she wanted to be a movie star from the time she was a young girl and, by 17, she became one. A third generation Chinese American, she went on to make dozens of films in Hollywood and Europe. She was one of the few actors to successfully transition from silent to sound cinema, co-starring with Marlene Dietrich, Anthony Quinn and Douglas Fairbanks along the way. D
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 pm 
Little Manila: Filipinos In California's Heartland   The "Little Manilla" section of Stockton, Calif., filled with chop-suey houses, gambling dens and dance halls, served as the de facto hometown for displaced Filipinos at the turn of the 20th century. In its heyday, this lively area contained the largest population of Filipinos outside of the Philippines. D
5:30 pm 
American Masters  "Hollywood Chinese"  From the first Chinese-American film in 1916 to Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, this production examines the contributions and portrayals of Chinese people in the industry. Often humorous, sometimes maddening but inspiring, film clips and storytellers - Wayne Wang, Joan Chen, Nancy Kwan, Amy Tan - weave a rich tapestry and complex history.G
7:00 pm 
Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words   Anna May Wong knew she wanted to be a movie star from the time she was a young girl and, by 17, she became one. A third generation Chinese American, she went on to make dozens of films in Hollywood and Europe. She was one of the few actors to successfully transition from silent to sound cinema, co-starring with Marlene Dietrich, Anthony Quinn and Douglas Fairbanks along the way. D
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report - The NASDAQ's long road back to a 12-year high. Which stocks are driving the gains and are there reasons to buy unloved old tech? And, do you remember what happened three years ago today? Hint - it rattled Wall Street and investors. D
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Frontline  "Top Secret America - 9/11 to the Boston Bombings"  Former Idahoan and FRONTLINE Producer Michael Kirk - "Bush's War," "The Torture Question," and "Cheney's Law" - teams up with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dana Priest, to examine the secret side of America's "war on terror." From the creation of black site prisons abroad and super-secret facilities in America, to targeted killings and covert wars, and the creation of a multibillion-dollar terrorism-industrial complex, the film asks how a decade fighting terrorism has reshaped America.G

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