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September 6, 2012
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1:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Special Times"  Surprise Surprise - It's the Winter Holidays on Sodor and Thomas is excited because that means it is party time! However Thomas' friends need help. Percy has a cracked coupling rod, Edward's pistons are popping and Stanley has a faulty firebox. Thomas brings them all to the Steam Works to be fixed. D
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Girl Meets Monkey/Curious George Ramps It Up"  George spends a full day showing Mrs. Renkins' granddaughter Allie what it's like to be a monkey.G
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Nurse Martha/TD Gets The Scoop"  Nurse Martha - Being able to translate animal speech sure comes in handy when Martha gets a job as the vet's assistant. TD Gets the Scoop - Carolina is starting a newspaper, the Carolina Town Crier, and she needs some crack reporters to track down the news.G
3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Scent of a Human"  On the day he is supposed to star in his own rap video, Hector is hypnotized into thinking he's a dog. Can The Electric Company train Hector to use his human instincts, or will he have to rap with a doggie brain?. D
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Earth Day Girl/A Hero, A Thief, A Store and Its Owner"  Earth Day Girl - When the Birthday Girl learns that the Earth is having a special celebration (on her birthday!) she decides to teach the Earth a lesson. Will WordGirl find a way to stop the Birthday Girl and save Earth Day? Vocabulary Words: Recycle, Excess. A Hero, A Thief, A Store and Its Owner - A police officer arrives at the Jewelry Store only to find Reginald, Chuck, Captain Huggy Face, and WordGirl encased in condiment cocoons. D
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Build It Beaver"  The Wild Kratts team must lend a hand to help a beaver rebuild its damaged lodge and restore the ecosystem for all the creatures who live there. Science Concepts: Beavers make dams that block the flow of water down a stream. Through building dams, the beaver single-handedly transforms the landscape, creating homes for a variety of wildlife. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Eureeka!"  (topic: 2- & 3-D Geometry) - Pursued by Hacker, Digit lands on cybersite Eureeka, where his mission is to find Professor Archimedes - the maker of the encryptor chip, a unique computer chip that can fix Motherboard. But Archimedes is nowhere to be found - only a pile of two-dimensional rods where his chip factory should be. The kids arrive to help, and discover that by linking the two-dimensional rods together into certain geometrical patterns they actually create a surprising three-dimensional shape that leads directly to unraveling the mystery of Archimedes' strange disappearance. D
5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Long Glen Silver And The Pursuit Of The Golden Fetchie!"  Ruff's nephew Glen has been playing a pirate-themed video game on the Go Get It! Web site. Through this game he's somehow gotten into the Go Get It! mainframe computer, and discovers that they're hunting for something called The Golden Fetchie. Ruff wants to find the FETCHie first, so he sends the kids off to the island. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   The head of the European Central Bank makes good on his promise to save the euro. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with ConvergEx's Chief Market Strategist Nicholas Colas on the implications of the ECB's comments today. The S&P 500 stock index jumps to pre-crisis levels but how are investors feeling today compared to 4 years ago? New York Correspondent Erika Miller takes a look. D
6:00 pm 
PBS Convention Coverage -- A Newshour Special Report  "Democratic Convention"  Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchor live gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.G
9:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Dead Man's Eleven, Part 1"  DCI Barnaby plans to move to the village of Fletcher's Cross as season three of the series begins. But his plans are disrupted when the wife of a landowner is bludgeoned to death in the village of Midsomer Worthy with a cricket bat while out walking her dog. Part 1 of 2G
10:00 pm 
POV  "Where Soldiers Come From"  This Veterans' Day story follows a group of high school friends from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, who join the National Guard for college money and are sent to Afghanistan. Director Heather Courtney traces their change from students to combat veterans, and records their experiences as they return to civilian life.G
11:30 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Three Feathers"  All aboard! Pig and his brothers are building a train set but Pig's negative attitude has stopped him in his tracks! The Super Readers encounter a young prince about to embark on a race to find a magic carpet! The only problem is the prince doesn't think he can do it! As the Super Readers journey towards the magic carpet, they wonder if they'll be able to change the prince's outlook. Educational Objectives: To learn about the power of positive thinking, practice the alphabet and spelling skills, identify the letters U, N, L, O, C, K and use the power to read to change the story!. D
2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Dress Up Day/Bathtime"  Dress Up Day - Nick and Sally are playing dress up, but oh no! Sally's princess dress has torn, and mom doesn't have any silk thread to fix it. Cat takes them to his good friend Mindy, the silk caterpillar. Mindy shows them how she makes silk. D
2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Platypus Cafe"  While kayaking in Australia, Martin and Chris encounter one of the world's most unusual creatures, a platypus mother with her eggs. But unscrupulous endangered animal chef, Gourmand, plans on making the platypus eggs his next delicacy. The Wild Kratts team must use the special "sixth sense" of the platypus to save the eggs. D
3:00 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Mi Famiglia: Italian Family Style with Giuseppe Fanelli"  Guiseppe Fanelli is the chef of one of Sara's favorite Italian restaurants, Tre Dici, and today he shares home-style Italian recipes like Bruschetta al Tonno - a simple and delicious tuna bruschetta. His Agnello Scottadito with Heirloom Tomato Salad mixes tender lamb with the freshness of a homegrown tomato salad. And of course, there's pasta. D
3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Burgundy: Profound France"  Rick takes time to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic and floatable delights. He travels on a canal barge, visits a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, builds a barrel, appreciates fine Burgundy wine, slurps escargot and eats well.G
4:00 pm 
Song of the Mountains   Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray & Gene Johnson. D
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
My Hero  "Big"  Ollie's half-human, half Utronian physiology causes him to grow at an accelerated rate from nine-month-old to 19-year-old in 24 hours.G
6:30 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Happy Returns"  A free lunch in the canteen in honor of young Mr. Grace's birthday inspires the staff to organize a cabaret for his party.G
7:00 pm 
As Time Goes By  "Animal Magnetism"  Lionel finds a dog that the women immediately want to keep. Sandy's ex-boyfriend harry (a policeman) becomes involved.G
7:30 pm 
Ladies of Letters   The series continues with Vera in England and Irene in Australia busy bringing up their granddaughters.Irene's daughter Lesley is mysteriously out at work all hours of the day and night and Vera's daughter Karen has taken up with Damon, the trailer park heavy.G
8:00 pm 
The Red Green Show  "DNA All The Way"  A rich eccentric passes away and everyone tries to prove a relationship. Red uses an electric fan to start a lawn mower.G
8:30 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances - The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket  "A Job for Richard"  Hyacinth determines Richard should secure a high executive position with a local firm, which has a vacancy in its ranks. Richard fancies neither the prospect of the job nor the plan Hyacinth has for him to meet The Big Boss.G
9:00 pm 
Mr. Bean  "Hair By Mr. Bean of London"  On a trip to the hairdresser, Bean is able to pocket some money and make a mess of other people's hair.G
9:30 pm 
Outnumbered   Ben's frequent visits to the emergency room are beginning to arouse suspicions. Karen is writing an angry letter to the prime minister asking him to fire her teacher. Jake is providing alibis for his girlfriend. A thunderstorm, distressing news and dreadful noises coming from next door keep the family up late.G
10:00 pm 
My Family  "Life Begins at Fifty"  Susan is suffering from severe mood swings and forgetfulness. She is arrested for stealing a pair of sunglasses because she refuses to admit she is a "woman of a certain age." Ben is convinced he can handle Susan's defense in court.G
10:30 pm 
My Hero  "Big"  Ollie's half-human, half Utronian physiology causes him to grow at an accelerated rate from nine-month-old to 19-year-old in 24 hours.G
11:00 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Happy Returns"  A free lunch in the canteen in honor of young Mr. Grace's birthday inspires the staff to organize a cabaret for his party.G
11:30 pm 
As Time Goes By  "Animal Magnetism"  Lionel finds a dog that the women immediately want to keep. Sandy's ex-boyfriend harry (a policeman) becomes involved.G
1:30 pm 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "Life's Databases"  All life on earth uses DNA as an information storage molecule. This program deals with the way that information is expressed in cellular growth and metabolism. It also examines how the tools that helped us understand the genetics of inheritance can be used to solve both environmental and health problems. D
2:00 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Maxwell's Equations"  Maxwell discovers that displacement current produces electromagnetic waves or light. D
2:30 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Optics"  Many properties of light are properties of waves, including reflection, refraction, and diffraction. D
3:00 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "The Power of the Situation"  Reveals how social psychologists attempt to understand behavior within its broader social context and how our beliefs and behavior can be influenced and manipulated by other people and by subtle situational forces.G
3:30 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Constructing Social Reality"  Investigates the factors that contribute to our interpretation of reality and how understanding the psychological processes that govern our behavior can help us become more empathetic and independent members of society.G
4:00 pm 
Saddle Club  "Borrowing Freedom"  Garnet humiliates Veronica by refusing to make a difficult jump. She hires a horse breaker in her attempt to make it to the regionals.G
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "The Green Economy & You"  Join the Biz Kids on a mission and discover your impact on the environment. Explore different ways to become part of the green economy and learn how there's green to be made in thinking green. Find out about "The Big Green Bus" and "Zoo Doo. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Scent of a Human"  On the day he is supposed to star in his own rap video, Hector is hypnotized into thinking he's a dog. Can The Electric Company train Hector to use his human instincts, or will he have to rap with a doggie brain?. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Eureeka!"  (topic: 2- & 3-D Geometry) - Pursued by Hacker, Digit lands on cybersite Eureeka, where his mission is to find Professor Archimedes - the maker of the encryptor chip, a unique computer chip that can fix Motherboard. But Archimedes is nowhere to be found - only a pile of two-dimensional rods where his chip factory should be. The kids arrive to help, and discover that by linking the two-dimensional rods together into certain geometrical patterns they actually create a surprising three-dimensional shape that leads directly to unraveling the mystery of Archimedes' strange disappearance. D
6:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Shell-Ebration"  Crab Cakes With Avocado Sauce; Oysters Madison; Mussels Poulette; Mussels Gratinee; Clam Fritters. D
6:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Cool and Creamy Desserts"  Host Christopher Kimball visits Toscanini's to learn the secrets behind professional ice-cream making. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the Best Homemade Ice Cream. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his pick for the top ice-cream makers, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vanilla beans. D
7:00 pm 
Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen  "Gaucho Grill"  Gaucho describes the cowboys of northern Argentina and southern Brazil. These rustic cattle herders developed a simple yet powerful style of grilling over an open wood fire, a tradition still celebrated around Planet Barbecue today. Here are three indispensible gaucho favorites: Chicken roasted in a salt crust, from Uruguay's celebrity grill master, Francis Mallmann; the monster beef ribs that made the reputation of Brazil's famous grill house, Fogo de Chao; and a dessert from Brazil's cattle country, a pineapple you roast on the rotisserie. D
7:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Valentia, Co. Kerry"  NULL
8:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Steam Power Sawmill"  Fired by wood scraps, a giant steam engine drives ancient saws and window sash mills. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Burgundy: Profound France"  Rick takes time to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic and floatable delights. He travels on a canal barge, visits a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, builds a barrel, appreciates fine Burgundy wine, slurps escargot and eats well.G
9:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Touring Ireland"  Burt visits Ireland's great pilgrimage sites, follows the trails of St. Patrick, investigates the history of Guinness, learns about the most valuable book in Ireland, looks at the great architecture of Dublin and finds out what's good to eat. This program could easily become the basis for your own fascinating tour of Ireland. D
9:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Shell-Ebration"  Crab Cakes With Avocado Sauce; Oysters Madison; Mussels Poulette; Mussels Gratinee; Clam Fritters. D
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Cool and Creamy Desserts"  Host Christopher Kimball visits Toscanini's to learn the secrets behind professional ice-cream making. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the Best Homemade Ice Cream. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his pick for the top ice-cream makers, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vanilla beans. D
10:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "How Sweet It Is: The Story of Sugar"  Sugar started out in Asia, traveled to the Middle East and then to Europe first as a medicine and then as a rare spice. During his second voyage in 1493, Columbus brought it to the Caribbean where it changed into a common necessity, became a key element in the Caribbean slave trade and an early example of capitalist manufacturing. We'll find out why people who had a sweet tooth had a better chance of surviving than people who didn't and how sugar became the basis for England's international trade, a key element in the control of Britain's working class, and an essential part of the temperance movement. D
11:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Go Nuts!"  Joanne goes "nuts" and makes for us her five-spice, ginger, and cayenne packed Asian Toasted Nuts. Then she encourages her student Geoff to do the same making stir-fried chicken, pine-nut lettuce wraps, and cardamom-scented rice with toasted almonds. Recipes: Asian Toasted Nuts, Stir-Fried Chicken and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps, and Cardamom-Scented Rice with Toasted Almonds. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Burgundy: Profound France"  Rick takes time to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic and floatable delights. He travels on a canal barge, visits a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, builds a barrel, appreciates fine Burgundy wine, slurps escargot and eats well.G
2:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Idaho's Centennial Trail"  From the Nevada border all the way to the Canadian border, the state's Centennial Trail winds through every kind of terrain Idaho has to offer and passes by many of the state's scenic highlights. We'll meet the duo who helped create the trail and journey along the route with several who are following in their footsteps, including a young couple who tried to make the entire trek on foot in only a few months.G
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Emergency Mine Rescue"  In 2010 when 33 miners were trapped under nearly a half-mile of solid rock in a collapsed mine in Chile, NOVA cameras documented the 69-day ordeal. A global team of engineers work around the clock to rescue the trapped miners. Animations and interviews reveal the feats of engineering that successfully bring the miners safely to the surface.G
6:00 pm 
Jewels of the Jungle   JEWELS OF THE JUNGLE follows microbiologist Dr. Gary Strobel as he scours the world's forests for new natural medicines that may prove critical in the war on diseases like cancer and malaria. This hour-long documentary chronicles the science and drama surrounding Strobel's work with endophytes, the bizarre microscopic life forms inside nearly all of the world's plants. JEWELS OF THE JUNGLE examines endophytes' revolutionary potential to create a new generation of cheaper and more plentiful "wonder drugs. D
7:00 pm 
Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems   Can an entire landscape be changed by changing one gene in one plant or animal? Thirty years of interdisciplinary research says yes, and this film follows the scientific journey that came to that conclusion. "A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems" is an eco-documentary that can truly change how we view the world. No longer will we see species as isolated members of ecosystems but as genetically connected members of a rich interacting community. D
8:00 pm 
Intelligence Squared U.S.  "The Gop: Seize The Center Or Die?"  2012 was a disappointing year for Republicans. The failure to win key swing states in the presidential election and surprising losses in the House and Senate have prompted some reflection. Was their embrace of small government, low taxes, and a strong conservative stance on social issues at odds with shifting American demographics? Or did the GOP embrace the right platform, but the wrong candidates?. D
9:00 pm 
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Jewels of the Jungle   JEWELS OF THE JUNGLE follows microbiologist Dr. Gary Strobel as he scours the world's forests for new natural medicines that may prove critical in the war on diseases like cancer and malaria. This hour-long documentary chronicles the science and drama surrounding Strobel's work with endophytes, the bizarre microscopic life forms inside nearly all of the world's plants. JEWELS OF THE JUNGLE examines endophytes' revolutionary potential to create a new generation of cheaper and more plentiful "wonder drugs. D

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