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September 6, 2012
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11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
12:00 am 
Overdraft   This film presents a broad explanation of America's federal debt and the choices Americans will have to make to fix it. It describes the connections, opportunities, and consequences of debt at the federal, state, and local levels of government and includes interviews with prominent leaders in government, economics, and journalism alongside stories of citizens from across the country who must cope with the consequences - and sometimes invisible hand - of America's debt. In the end, viewers are left with choices to change a gloomy forecast.G
1:00 am 
Homeland: Immigration In America  "Refugees"  The conclusion tells the stories that illustrate the forces and factors that can lead refugees to a life of stability and success or to isolation, welfare and homelessness; and looks at the heart of America's humanitarian position. Part 3 of 3G
2:00 am 
Teaching Channel   Teaching Channel takes you inside America's K-12 classrooms with 3 short documentaries that showcase inspiring and effective teaching practices. Visit a school where Spanish immersion has taken learning to a deeper level. Watch a 2nd grade teacher demonstrate her techniques for making the classroom a safe learning space. D
3:00 am 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Atom"  A history of the atom, from the ancient Greeks to the early 20th century, and a new challenge for the world of physics. D
3:30 am 
Democracy In America  "Modern Presidency: Tools of Power"  This program shows that the American Presidency has been transformed since the 1930s. Today, presidents are overtly active in the legislative process: they use the media to appeal directly to the people and they exercise leadership over an "institutional presidency" with thousands of aides. D
4:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
4:30 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Maestra? (Teacher?)"  This episode introduces the past tense and reviews topics covered in the past five episodes.G
5:00 am 
Power Yoga: Mind and Body  "Stamina - Version One"  With Vyagrasana, Trikonasana, and others. D
5:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Little Big Pup/Getting to Know You"  LITTLE BIG PUP: A very small new dog named Frankie moves to Birdwell Island and is envious of Clifford's size until he realizes that sometimes being small can be just right. GETTING TO KNOW YOU: When Clifford moves to the Island he makes friends with T-Bone, but the two dogs soon learn that some adjustments must be made to accommodate their size difference. D
6:00 am 
Arthur  "Pick A Car, Any Car/Jenna's Bedtime Blues"  Pick a Car, Any Car - The Read family car is broken, and so is Arthur's heart. How can Mom and Dad even think of replacing it? "Car Talk" hosts Click and Clack the Tappet brothers (otherwise known as Tom and Ray Magliozzi) lend some much-needed advice as Arthur desperately tries to save the beloved vehicle. Jenna's Bedtime Blues - Muffy's annual slumber party is the envy of Lakewood Elementary. D
6:30 am 
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
7:00 am 
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
7:30 am 
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
8:00 am 
Super Why!  "Super Why! and the Little Mermaid"  Pig feels different from his friends, which makes him very sad. The Super Readers dive into the story The Little Mermaid to talk with someone whose tail sets her apart from kids on land. As the Super Readers explore the ocean floor with The Little Mermaid, Pig slowly begins to see why being different can be special and the journey to the depths of the sea teaches him a lesson he can use right in his own backyard. D
8:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Arnie Rides The Flatcar/Old Reliable"  Buddy, Tiny, and Mom visit their very large sauropod friend, Arnie Argentinosaurus, and his dad. Arnie has grown bigger since our kids have seen him and is now too big to ride on the Dinosaur Train anymore. Tiny and Buddy arrange with Mr. Conductor for Arnie to be the first big dinosaur to ride on the newest Dinosaur Train car - the flatbed car! Mr. Pteranodon and Mr. Lambeosaurus take all the kids to see a field of geysers - holes in the ground that hot water shoots out from! At the same time, Mrs. Pteranodon and Mrs. Lambeosaurus are relaxing nearby in soothing pools of warm water, called hot springs. D
9:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Rocco's Boat"  Elmo is playing with his doll, Baby David, in a large washtub. The doll is floating in a tube, and Zoe comes by and asks if Rocco, her pet rock, can swim too. Elmo reluctantly agrees. D
10:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Prince Wednesday Finds A Way To Play/Finding A Way To Play On Backwards Day"  Prince Wednesday Finds a Way to Play - Daniel and Katerina Kittycat are playing "house" today at school. Prince Wednesday wants to play too, but he wants to be a loud dinosaur. Katerina tells him that loud dinosaurs are not allowed! Luckily, they find a way to play together with Prince Wednesday as a quiet, friendly dinosaur. D
10:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Sid's Amazing Lungs"  Sid races around his room and finds himself breathing really fast. Sid then wonders where all the air is going in his body when he breathes in? At school, Sid and his friends discover that our bodies have lungs to help us breathe in oxygen!. D
11:00 am 
WordWorld  "Totally Terrific Duck/A Star Is Born"  Totally Terrific Duck - Totally Terrific Duck - Bear is going to paint everyone's picture today, and Duck wants to look "totally terrific" for his portrait. Not to worry! Frog and Sheep help him build a tie, top hat and tutu - because if you want to look totally terrific you need the letter T. A tie, top hat and tutu? Now that's one totally, totally, TOTALLY terrific looking Duck! A Star is Born - Duck gets a case of stage fright while singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" for all his WordFriends. Instead of singing the word "star," Duck freezes and blurts out the first thing he sees. D
11:30 am 
Caillou  "Caillou The Bookworm"  Caillou the Librarian - Caillou is excited about showing Rosie the ropes when they visit the library. During storytime Caillou imagines he's in the story, riding on a dolphin. Later he and Rosie argue over a book and accidentally tear it. D
12:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Best In Show/Ducks and Fish"  Best in Show - When the kids decide to have a Dog Show to show off their pets, BJ feels a little left out. He doesn't have a dog, and he sure wishes he did! A friend from the park shares her dog with BJ so he can join in the fun. Everyone has a great time and realizes that all of their dogs are winners! Ducks and Fish - Barney sees Riff protecting a nest full of duck eggs. D
12:30 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
1:00 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
1:30 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
2:00 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
2:30 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
3:00 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
3:30 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
4:00 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
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Pick A Car, Any Car/Jenna's Bedtime Blues"  Pick a Car, Any Car - The Read family car is broken, and so is Arthur's heart. How can Mom and Dad even think of replacing it? "Car Talk" hosts Click and Clack the Tappet brothers (otherwise known as Tom and Ray Magliozzi) lend some much-needed advice as Arthur desperately tries to save the beloved vehicle. Jenna's Bedtime Blues - Muffy's annual slumber party is the envy of Lakewood Elementary. D
5:00 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
8:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Designing Idaho"  Architecture tells us who we are, where we came from, and what we value. Our buildings tell us that like nothing else can. This hour long program explores Idaho's architectural heritage, its history and its place in the sun. We travel the length and breadth of the state, exploring some of Idaho's oldest and grandest buildings -- like the Cataldo Mission and the Paris Tabernacle -- as well as some of Sun Valley's finest residences. We also visit Wallace, Chesterfield, and Boise. There's even a wonderful Sandpoint tree house and a southern Idaho straw bale mud house that are remarkably eloquent.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 
NHK Newsline   NULL
11:30 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Worm in the Bud, Part 2"  Barnaby and Troy find themselves thrust into a whirlwind of witchcraft, ancient potions, infidelity and land feuds that expose a chilling example of the consequences that can follow when parents believe they always know best. Part 2 of 2G
12:30 am 
Masterpiece Mystery!  "Inspector Lewis, Series IV: The Gift of Promise"  Andrea De Ritter, founder of an organization that supports gifted children, is murdered after making a presentation to Zoe Suskin, a gifted Oxford student. Earlier that night Andrea resists the advances of another student, who is also killed, and she sends a book by a former spy mistress with a cryptic note to Zoe's father. Lewis follows the tangled threads of lovers and spies to Belfast of the 1980s to find answers for the killings.G
2:00 am 
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 am 
Sesame Street  "The Bubblefest"  It's Bubblefest on Sesame Street and Alan and Chris are the leaders of the festivities. Telly is excited since he has never blown a bubble before. Everyone starts blowing bubbles but when Telly gives it a try, he blows way too hard and is unable to make a bubble. D
4:00 am 
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
4:30 am 
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
5:00 am 
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 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Istanbul"  Rick loses his way in the Grand Bazaar, munches through the famously fragrant Spice Market and follows the fall of the ancient capital of Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's wall.G
6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Medieval Europe"  The medieval world is one of the big draws of European Travel. Moody ruins, "tippy" towers, cobbled streets, sparkling mosaics, monasteries, castles, and cathedrals form the core of many a tourist'sdreams. In this episode we revisit some favorite spots and toss in a few new sights as we make a little sense out of a fascinating 1000 years-from the fall of Rome to the dawn of the Renaissance. D
7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Boom and Bust in a Desert Town"  The small town of Quartzsite, Arizona, located just 20 miles east of the Colorado River, has been a rock hound's paradise since the 1960s. These days, this former stagecoach town is also a mecca to well over a million visitors each year, most of whom converge on it in a wave of RV's during the months of January and February. Thousands of vendors of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils and everything else imaginable create one of the world's largest open-air flea markets. D
7:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Handmade Fresh Cheese/Formaggio Fresco Fatto A Mano"  Boston Mozzarella Co. owner Giuseppe Argentieri invites Mary Ann to his factory, to visit with master cheese-maker Maria Cubellis, who shapes and forms mozzarella balls faster than the eye can see. She gives Mary Ann enough to go nella cucina - in the kitchen -- to prepare Burrata with Roasted, Marinated asparagus, Scamorza Cheese Casserole, Telephone Wires, and tops off this cheese festival with a lighter-than-air, Whipped Ricotta Parfait with Cherries. D
8:00 am 
Taste of History  "David Rittenhouse's Orrery"  David Rittenhouse taught himself Newton's Laws by the age of 13. Soon after, he became an expert clockmaker, and then a Professor of Astronomy. Rittenhouse created an orrery, an elaborate machine to track the movements of the sun, the moon and the stars. D
8:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Jamie Bissonnette & Breaking Down A Chicken"  On this episode of SIMPLY MING, Ming shows you one of his top techniques for a home cook to master, breaking down a chicken. "Buying a whole bird is so much cheaper than chicken parts", says Ming. With the help of Boston Chef Jamie Bissonnette, a nose to tail specialist, Ming shows viewers how much more mileage you can get out of a whole bird. D
9:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Sweet Summer Endings"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to fresh Strawberry Pie. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews paring knives in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Summer Peach Cake, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals why water makes pie pastry tough. D
9:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Family Rooms"  Today it's all about putting the "family" back into the family room. We'll figure out what that means and take the steps to make that room draw the family back in to spend some time together. We begin with decluttering and updating a family room. D
10:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Dave Matthews Band"  Since their debut in the early 90s, the Dave Matthews Band has combined the worlds of jam and pop to win multiple Grammys and gain a permanent position as one of America's top concert draws. With Matthews' introspective lyrics and distinctive vocal timbre and a stellar group of musicians, this Virginia-based band has created some of the most memorable music of the last decade.G
11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Rocco's Boat"  Elmo is playing with his doll, Baby David, in a large washtub. The doll is floating in a tube, and Zoe comes by and asks if Rocco, her pet rock, can swim too. Elmo reluctantly agrees. D
12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Arnie Rides The Flatcar/Old Reliable"  Buddy, Tiny, and Mom visit their very large sauropod friend, Arnie Argentinosaurus, and his dad. Arnie has grown bigger since our kids have seen him and is now too big to ride on the Dinosaur Train anymore. Tiny and Buddy arrange with Mr. Conductor for Arnie to be the first big dinosaur to ride on the newest Dinosaur Train car - the flatbed car! Mr. Pteranodon and Mr. Lambeosaurus take all the kids to see a field of geysers - holes in the ground that hot water shoots out from! At the same time, Mrs. Pteranodon and Mrs. Lambeosaurus are relaxing nearby in soothing pools of warm water, called hot springs. D
12:30 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
1:00 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
1:30 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
2:00 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
2:30 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
3:00 pm 
Song of the Mountains   Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray & Gene Johnson. D
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 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
5:30 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
6:00 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
6:30 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
7:00 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
7:30 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
8:00 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
8:30 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
9:00 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
9:30 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
10:00 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
10:30 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
11:00 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
11:30 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
11:00 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "La Demora (The Delay)"  In this episode, Raquel's plane to Argentina is delayed and she spends time reviewing her experiences in Spain.G
11:30 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Revelaciones (Revelations)"  This episode covers numbers from 100 to 1,000. The conversational Spanish is much more rapid and, compared to previous episodes.G
12:00 am 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "Energy and Growth"  There were microorganisms on earth approximately 2 billion years before any other life forms evolved. Because of this profound head- start they have evolved several different metabolic strategies for producing energy and securing the materials needed for growth. This program examines those mechanisms using examples that should be familiar to all students. D
12:30 am 
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
1:00 am 
Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century  "Population Geography"  Mexico: Motive to Migrate - A geographer's research reveals a major source of Mexican migration: the North-Central "Hollow Core." Guatemala: Population and Conquest - Every year a greater number of Maya Indian victims of "continuing conquest" must share inadequate agricultural resources. D
1:30 am 
Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century  "The Dynamic Pacific Rim"  Ecuador: Orange Alert - When scientists monitoring the Tungurahua Volcano see dangerous signs, they have to advise the government: evacuate or remain? Chile: Pacific Rim Player - Bordered to the east by the towering AndesMountains, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean, Chile enjoys continued economic growth.G
2:00 am 
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
2:30 am 
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
3:00 am 
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
3:30 am 
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
4:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Organic Pest Control"  As gardeners, weekend warriors and even commercial growers are turning to more eco-friendly practices, one solution for pest control has been with us since the beginning of time. Just as nature intended, biological control, using natural predators and insects to keeps pests in check, is gaining ground as the eco-friendly method of choice. This episode looks at finding and promoting natural predators in the garden and also discusses incorporating natural bacteria and plant derivatives when a bug problem gets out of hand. D
4:30 am 
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
5:00 am 
The Jazzy Vegetarian  "Italian Flair"  Host Laura Theodore prepares a delicious and hearty Italian-style meal. The menu features "Quick Lasagna Rolls" and savory side dishes such as: "Basil Roasted Peppers" and "Broccoli Rabe with Garlic." Next up, a favorite dish with kids of all ages is "Grandma's' Garlic Bread. D
5:30 am 
Christina Cooks  "No Guts, No Glory"  If digestion is efficient and vital, nutrients are carried to every cell of the body, leaving people feeling well nourished and strong. Christina cooks recipes that will help make digestion more efficient. D
6:00 am 
Rudy Maxa's World  "Estonia"  The old town in the capital city of Talinn is Europe's best-restored medieval town with streets and buildings that recall the days of the Hanseatic League but whose cafes, art galleries, hotels, and restaurants today appeal to both sophisticated as well as first-time travelers. Venture into the countryside of Estonia, to the large island of Saaremaa and the much smaller island of Muhu, where you'll find windmills, thatch-roofed farmhouses and quiet waters. Of special interest is a candid interview with Mart Laar, the prime minister who took over a country that was an economic and psychological basket case following the withdrawal of Soviet troops and-with the help of a flat tax-turned Estonia into one of Europe's most dynamic and forward-thinking little countries. D
6:30 am 
The Seasoned Traveler  "Retiring to Panama"  Panama has emerged as a leading retirement destination for Americans, and a great place to buy a second home. George Bauer starts out in the bustling capital, Panama City, then heads to the lush oasis of the Gamboa Rainforest and the beautiful Chiriqui Mountains near the little farming town of Boquete-an area that is becoming a magnet for American retirees. The episode includes information on the significant incentives offered to Americans who move to this "retirement-friendly" country. D
7:00 am 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Steam Power Sawmill"  Fired by wood scraps, a giant steam engine drives ancient saws and window sash mills. D
7:30 am 
Woodsmith Shop  "Router Table Upgrades & Add-Ons"  Learn all the basics of a router table: from making a laminated top to getting a perfect-fitting insert plate. You'll learn step-by-step how to make a rock-solid router table top. Plus, the Woodsmith editors give their top picks for accessories and add-ons that will make any router table work harder. D
8:00 am 
The Victory Garden  "Perennial Favorites"  Host Jamie Durie kicks off THE VICTORY GARDEN's 34th season on PBS with an exploration of the Huntington Botanical Gardens in California; he explains how to use the art of staging to put your plants in the spotlight. Then, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom tours the world-famous New York Botanical Garden, home to more than a million plants - including those in the vibrant, artist-inspired perennial gardens - and offers up his perennial favorites from this amazing collection. Are green, hard-to-ripen tomatoes left in your garden? Use them up before the cooler weather sets in. D
8:30 am 
For Your Home  "Holy Faux, Part 6"  While decorative artists take over the house to create a child's fantasyland, Vicki and designer Cecil Adams spin some style in the living room and sunroom. D
9:00 am 
Martha's Sewing Room  "Crazy Quilting"  Embellishing a Summer Separates garment with crazy quilting; constructing a Sew Quick, Sew Easy sewing wallet; And Sew On segment on creating rickrack roses and leaves; Hand embroidered herringbone stitch. Guests: Missy Billingsley, Kari Mecca, Gloria McKinnon. D
9:30 am 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Double Take"  Bob Ross presents another unique idea, two paintings (summer and winter) overlapping on the same black canvas. D
10:00 am 
New Scandinavian Cooking with Andreas Viestad  "The World's Best Sausages"  Andreas prepares sausages on the slopes of a fjord in the Ryfylke region. He creates homemade ketchup and mixes an elegant drink on a glacier.G
10:30 am 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Class  ""Saintly" Penne & Fried Oyster Caesar"  Joanne finds her student Ron's enthusiasm for food contagious as she shows him how to prepare a pasta dish whose star is a spicy olive oil condiment, and shares the story of how she came up with a novel take on a popular salad. Recipes: (1) PENNE WITH OLIO SANTO, RICOTTA SALATA, OLIVES AND MINT, (2) FRIED OYSTER "CAESAR" SALAD. Student: Ron Martin - Firefighter. D
11:00 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "La Demora (The Delay)"  In this episode, Raquel's plane to Argentina is delayed and she spends time reviewing her experiences in Spain.G
11:30 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Revelaciones (Revelations)"  This episode covers numbers from 100 to 1,000. The conversational Spanish is much more rapid and, compared to previous episodes.G
12:00 pm 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "Energy and Growth"  There were microorganisms on earth approximately 2 billion years before any other life forms evolved. Because of this profound head- start they have evolved several different metabolic strategies for producing energy and securing the materials needed for growth. This program examines those mechanisms using examples that should be familiar to all students. D
12:30 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
1:00 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Maxwell's Equations"  Maxwell discovers that displacement current produces electromagnetic waves or light. D
1:30 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Optics"  Many properties of light are properties of waves, including reflection, refraction, and diffraction. D
2:00 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
2:30 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
3:00 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
3:30 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
4:00 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
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 
Essential Pepin  "Shell-Ebration"  Crab Cakes With Avocado Sauce; Oysters Madison; Mussels Poulette; Mussels Gratinee; Clam Fritters. D
5:30 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
6:00 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
6:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Valentia, Co. Kerry"  NULL
7:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Steam Power Sawmill"  Fired by wood scraps, a giant steam engine drives ancient saws and window sash mills. D
7:30 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
8:00 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
8:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Shell-Ebration"  Crab Cakes With Avocado Sauce; Oysters Madison; Mussels Poulette; Mussels Gratinee; Clam Fritters. D
9:00 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
9:30 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
10:00 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
10:30 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
11:00 pm 
Great Conversations  "Lawrence Wright and Peter Bergen"  Lawrence Wright (staff writer at The New Yorker, author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11) and Peter Bergen (terrorism expert and author of The Osama bin Laden I Know). D
11:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "These Amazing Shadows"  The program looks at the work of the National Film Preservation Board and the cinematic treasures it strives to save, from Hollywood blockbusters to avant-garde gems, and from the earliest days of film to today. We hear from scholars and artists from across the field, and witness some of the greatest masterpieces of American film.G
12:00 am 
Intelligence Squared U.S.  "Should College Football Be Banned?"  Corruption and a growing concern for head injury have put college football in the spotlight. Are football programs' millions in profits exploitation? Or are they still a celebration of amateur sport? Does football's inherent danger and violence have any place in institutions of higher learning? Or does it provide young men with educational opportunities they would not otherwise have?. D
1:00 am 
1:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post). D
2:00 am 
Safe Harbor   A story of strength and determination, told through the eyes of the slaves and the people who risked their lives to save them. From free black communities to middle-class white society, groups of freedom fighters defied race and gender in one of the greatest survival stories of all time.G
3:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
3:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Robert Reich (Fmr. Labor Secretary). D
4:00 am 
Scully/The World Show  "Leaders/The Fiera Series - Guest: Elaine Kamarc"  NULL
4:30 am 
Second Opinion  "Pituitary Gland Tumor"  Pituitary gland tumors produce a variety of symptoms and can be very difficult to diagnose. Learn more about the symptoms and the very successful treatment options available. D
5:00 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
9:00 am 
Tavis Smiley   Robert Reich (Fmr. Labor Secretary). D
9:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post). D
10:00 am 
Scully/The World Show  "Leaders/The Fiera Series - Guest: Elaine Kamarc"  NULL
10:30 am 
Second Opinion  "Pituitary Gland Tumor"  Pituitary gland tumors produce a variety of symptoms and can be very difficult to diagnose. Learn more about the symptoms and the very successful treatment options available. D
11:00 am 
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
12:00 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
1:00 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
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 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
5:00 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
6:00 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
7:00 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
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 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
11:00 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

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