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April 8, 2012
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11:00 am 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   Obama and Economic Empowerment of Women: As President Obama seeks to re-energize his female base, the White House is focusing on the Administration's commitment to women and jobs. Cecilia Munoz, the Director of the Domestic Policy Council talks to To The Contrary about what the administration has done for women. Gender Discrimination in Golf Clubs: The new IBM CEO, Virginia Rometty, unlike the previous male CEO's of IBM, was not given membership to the Augusta National Golf Club. D
11:30 am 
12:00 pm 
Closer to Truth  "Is Consciousness An Illusion?"  Is consciousness something special in the universe, a carrier of meaning and purpose? Or is consciousness a mere artifact of the brain, a by-product of evolution? I hope consciousness is special, which is why I must be a skeptic. D
12:30 pm 
Sew It All  "Simply Sashiko, Ellen Osten"  Make stunning sashiko-inspired potholders. D
1:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Blue Bird of Happiness"  Marianne and Mary show how to mark and cut out wool appliques for a wool table topper. D
1:30 pm 
Hometime  "Kitchen and Mud Room Remodel 6"  It's time for finishing touches as Dean and Miriam trim out the kitchen, mud room and powder room. D
2:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Razor Sharp In Record Time"  Sharp tools make woodworking easier and safer. The editors from Woodsmith magazine share their favorite ways for getting razor sharp tool in record time. D
2:30 pm 
This Old House  "Barrington Project, Part 10 of 10"  As the project winds down in Barrington, Rhode Island, master carpenter Norm Abram and host Kevin O'Connor congratulate builder Andy Tiplady on a job well done, while plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows homeowner Geoff Allen an advanced programmable thermostat with a 7" LCD screen. Window treatment specialist Ian Gibbs installs solar shades on the first floor, which will give some privacy and UV protection, while still allowing in light and views. Upstairs, closet designer Erin Hardy shows Kevin how she divided up the shared master closet to accommodate both "his and hers" spaces. D
3:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Transplanting Trees; Hooking up Plumbing to a Washing Machine"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook and arborist Matt Foti kick off the 10th season of ASK THIS OLD HOUSE by helping a homeowner transplant two trees. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "what is it?" Afterward, Richard helps a homeowner hook up the plumbing to her washing machine. D
3:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Attracting Backyard Birds and Wildlife: (Mt. Airy, NC)"  As we spend more time at home, we're enjoying the experience of bringing nature home too. Learn the steps involved to easily attract more wildlife to any yard and certify your yard as a Wildlife Habitat. We also visit the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center to learn more about native plants and the problem with invasives. D
4:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Gambling with Your Money"  You'd think after such a calamitous economic fall, there'd be a strong consensus on reinforcing the protections that keep us out of harm's way. But in some powerful corners, the opposite is happening. Business and political forces, including hordes of mercenary lobbyists, are working hard to diminish or destroy these protections. D
5:00 pm 
William and Mary   On the day before the wedding, William and Mary make the final move into their new home. But before the happy day, they attend Tracy Mellor's funeral and find a way to compromise disparate family wishes.G
6:00 pm 
Nature  "Ocean Giants: Deep Thinkers"  Dolphins and whales have the largest brains of any animals and like humans, have special brain cells called spindle cells that are associated with communication, emotion and heightened social sensitivity. Filmmakers reveal long-term studies about dolphin brains, and then dive with a group of dolphins as the creatures demonstrate how clicks, whistles and synchronized movements and volcalizations establish personal identity and gang behavior. Part 2 of 3G
7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Adventure Racing"  The Funtastics Adventure Racing Team of Coeur d'Alene joins fellow adrenaline-seekers who take part in Adventure Sports Week at Farragut State Park. The two-day competition offers 63 miles of biking, 22 miles of running, 19 miles of kayaking, and a swim across a bay on Lake Pend Oreille.G
7:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Kite Festival/Trees and Pollution/Ultralight Hiking"  FIELD GUIDE cameras find kites from two inches wide to the size of a parade balloon at Oregon's largest kite festival in Lincoln City. Emerging research shows that plants and trees planted in some locations can add to air pollution because they emit isoprenes, which combine with man-made pollutants to create ozone.G
8:00 pm 
Finding Your Roots  "Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick"  The two actors both descend from prominent American families that have been in this country since its inception. Both also have ancestors who are early opponents of slavery. Bacon's Quaker ancestors repudiated slavery in 1780. Sedgwick's ancestor Theodore Sedgwick argues the case of Elizabeth Freeman in 1781, which helps bring about an end to slavery in Massachusetts. Part 4 of 10G
9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Great Expectations, Part 2"  Pip starts a new life as a gentleman in London, acquiring expensive tastes and mounting debts. Falling more deeply in love with Estella, he escorts her around town. With the approach of his 21st birthday, Pip waits for his benefactor to be revealed. Shocked by the revelation, he races to confront Miss Havisham at Satis House with fatal results. Meanwhile, with Estella lost to him, Pip attempts to confront the realities around him. Part 2 of 2G
11:00 pm 
New Tricks  "Tiger, Tiger"  When Harefield Zoo refurbishes the former lodgings of its zookeeper believed to have been mauled to death by a tiger a few years before, there is evidence that suggests he was killed before being found in the enclosure. The UCOS team reopens the case and learns there was another side to the quiet zookeeper.G
11:00 am 
Wild!  "Sperm Whales"  NULL
12:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Mid-Atlantic States"  Brianna Barnes visits Atlantic City and Wildwoods in New Jersey before heading to Delaware with stops in Lewes and Annapolis, followed by crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay. She journeys through the Brandywine Valley into Pennsylvania where she tastes cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, visits Amish country and checks out Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum.G
1:00 pm 
Need to Know  "Help Wanted"  MARIA HINOJOSA ANCHORS. In this month's "HELP WANTED" edition, Need to Know travels to Philadelphia to examine the city's ambitious plan to reach out to and re-engage high school dropouts. The story is part of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's "American Graduate" initiative. D
1:30 pm 
2:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Businesses Going Green"  Going green is worthwhile and good for the bottom line. Explore the profitable side of going green, and learn how to distinguish between what's hype, and what's hip. Meet two college grads who learned how to make a profit from the coffee grounds up. D
2:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Chetco River Revisited"  Nearly a decade after the massive Biscuit fire engulfed the Chetco River's wilderness river canyon, the river remains as remote and difficult to access as before the fire and is even more enticing.G
3:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Fancy Chicken"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the best Chicken Cordon Bleu. Next, Erin demonstrates how to cut a whole chicken. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of Black Forest deli ham. D
3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "Israel"  Rick visits Jerusalem, home to ancient holy sites of Jews, Christians, Muslims and Armenians. He also travels to the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Jericho and the desert mountain fortress of Masada.G
4:00 pm 
NOVA  "Hunting The Elements"  David Pogue ("Making Stuff") travels the globe to learn why copper is king, gases are noble and gold is "stand-offish." He spins through a world of weird, extreme chemistry on a quest to unlock the secrets of the 118 unique elements that make up the periodic table - with a few explosions along the way.G
6:00 pm 
Elizabeth I: Killer Queen?   Historian Chris Skidmore takes on a 452-year-old cold case - the death of Amy Robsart, wife of Robert Dudley, who was involved in a controversial affair with Elizabeth I of England. The death, officially announced as caused by an accidental fall down a flight of stairs, sends shock waves through the court and the entire country. Now Skidmore unearths the original coronor's report, which indicates Amy Robsart had other serious injuries.G
7:00 pm 
American Masters  "Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel"  An Atlanta debutante, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gone With the Wind challenges social restrictions placed on women; becomes one of Georgia's first female newspaper reporters; and uses money from her book to fund many causes, including scholarships for black medical students. Mitchell (1900-1949) suffers from depression and illness, yet personally answers every letter received about her book and works tirelessly for the American Red Cross during World War II.G
8:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "El Paso, TX - Hour Two"  Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Chris Mitchell check out the "Mississippi" rifle and the changes it represented during the Mexican-American War. Highlights include a collection of signed Andy Warhol soup cans and pop art; and a 1570 "lotto" Oushak rug, initially purchased by the owner's uncle for $350, that is valued up to $40,000. Part 2 of 3G
9:00 pm 
Grand Coulee Dam: American Experience   Grand Coulee was more than a dam; it was a proclamation. In the wake of the Great Depression, America turned from private enterprise to public works - not simply to provide jobs, but to restore faith. The ultimate expression of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, Grand Coulee played a central role in transforming the Northwest; it was the largest hydroelectric power producing facility in the world when it was completed in March 1941.G
10:30 pm 
Elizabeth I: Killer Queen?   Historian Chris Skidmore takes on a 452-year-old cold case - the death of Amy Robsart, wife of Robert Dudley, who was involved in a controversial affair with Elizabeth I of England. The death, officially announced as caused by an accidental fall down a flight of stairs, sends shock waves through the court and the entire country. Now Skidmore unearths the original coronor's report, which indicates Amy Robsart had other serious injuries.G
11:30 pm 
American Masters  "Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel"  An Atlanta debutante, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gone With the Wind challenges social restrictions placed on women; becomes one of Georgia's first female newspaper reporters; and uses money from her book to fund many causes, including scholarships for black medical students. Mitchell (1900-1949) suffers from depression and illness, yet personally answers every letter received about her book and works tirelessly for the American Red Cross during World War II.G
10:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "New Orleans: The Sicilian Quarter"  NULL
11:00 am 
Ethics In America  "Under Orders, Under Fire (Part I)"  How do we wage war when the enemy dresses as civilians and children throw bombs? Generals William Westmoreland, David Jones, and Brent Scowcroft, correspondents Peter Jennings and Mike Wallace, and others question the duty to follow orders and a commander's obligation to protect soldiers.G
12:00 pm 
Assessment In Math and Science: What's The Point?  "That Would Never Work Here, Either!"  Involving students in assessment is often the key to engaging them in learning. This workshop will continue to follow Barbara and Scott as they use assessment to encourage their students to improve their performance. Providing opportunities for students to assess their own work and that of their peers will be the focus of this workshop. D
1:30 pm 
Whole Child, The: A Caregiver's Guide to the First Five Years  "By Leaps and Bounds"  Physical development and appropriate developmental activities, good health practices, and environmental safety. D
2:00 pm 
Autism: Making It Work   This program explores the growing needs of adolescents and young adults with autism. In 1991 the number of autism cases began to increas sharply, and that population is now exiting the school system to enter the general population.G
3:00 pm 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 6-8  "Workshop 1. Introducing Our Literary Community"  Meet the eight teachers and their schools featured in the video programs. Learn the guiding principles through which they form their classes into engaged literary communities. Dr. Langer weaves the framework, talking about the ways effective readers interact with text and the ways teachers can foster this kind of learner. D
4:00 pm 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Video Library, Grades 6-8  "Introducing The Envisionment-Building Classroom"  In this program, Dr. Langer describes the hallmarks of an envisionment–building classroom — a place where students, working at the highest levels of their ability, can experience literature and make meaning for themselves. Her comments are illustrated by classroom examples. D
4:18 pm 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Video Library, Grades 6-8  "Building A Literary Community"  In Joe Bernhart's diverse seventh–grade language arts classroom in Houston, Texas, students work in small groups with a variety of texts in contemporary young adult literature. Bernhart demonstrates how he encourages students to develop deeper understandings of the text. D
4:37 pm 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Video Library, Grades 6-8  "Asking Questions"  In a seventh–grade gifted and talented language arts class in Miami, Florida, Ana Hernandez prompts students to pose their own questions as they read Sharon Draper's Tears of a Tiger. As they discuss major issues of the text and consider the actions of the characters, the students immerse themselves within the story. D
5:00 pm 
Tommy Tang's Easy Thai Cooking  "The Art of Making Mud Meethai Silk/E-Saan"  Tommy visits a silk cottage industry and cooks Larb, Papaya Pok Pok Salad and Thai BBQ Chicken.G
5:30 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Locavore In Napa with Joey Altman"  Sara travels to a beautiful vineyard in Napa, California to cook farm fresh meals locally sourced with Bay Area chef Joey Altman. They whip up Grilled Salmon, Arugula & Grilled Corn Salad and Sweet Pea & Avocado Crostini. With Grilled Duck Breast, Honey-Roasted Carrots, Farro-Herb Salad and Cider Jus, the best of the farm is on the plate. D
6:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine"  Rick climbs Roman ruins in Nimes, explores a papal palace in Avignon, and savors vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. He crosses acres of wispy vineyards, explores the Cotes du Rhone and seeks out more wonders of the South of France.G
6:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Taiwan - The Culture of Tea"  The mystery and majesty of tea is explored when Joseph spotlights the culture of this royal beverage on Taiwan. During this adventure he travels to Lujang to join in the creation of traditional tea snacks, visits an Assam tea farm in Nantou, participates in a formal tea ceremony in Tainan and tops it all off with a visit to the annual Lantern Festival in Chiayi. Along the way he meets the masters of Taiwan's pottery, tin-sculpting and lantern-making arts. D
7:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "The 12 Principles"  Opening a new season, Smith gives an overview of the 12 design principles that will be used in the shows, illustrated by examples in his own Garden Home Retreat. He also shares tips on maintaining a lawn and gets advice from an expert on espalier fruit trees.G
7:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Transplanting Trees; Hooking up Plumbing to a Washing Machine"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook and arborist Matt Foti kick off the 10th season of ASK THIS OLD HOUSE by helping a homeowner transplant two trees. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "what is it?" Afterward, Richard helps a homeowner hook up the plumbing to her washing machine. D
8:00 pm 
For Your Home  "Music & Little Black Dresses"  Inspired by original black and white paintings of little black dresses and a baby grand piano, Vicki and Sloan decorate the music salon and create a warm and welcoming formal dining room that sets the perfect stage for mellow music and entertaining. D
8:30 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Home for the Holidays"  Katie demonstrates how infuse a home with the spirit of the season. In the Kitchen: Mouth-Watering Roasted Turkey, Delicious Garlic Potatoes, and a Quick-and-Easy Apple Crumble. Projects: A wreath made from rope. D
9:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Triangle Boot Camp"  Marianne Fons and daughter Mary Fons detail the differences between half-square and quarter-square triangles. They show examples of blocks that use these basic building blocks of patchwork and then demonstrate correct cutting for each. D
9:30 pm 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Pushing Daisies"  Learn how to paint fresh, whimsical daisies using Donna's One Stroke painting techniques. Then decorate glassware, chairs, table and floor cloth and you have the perfect setting for an afternoon party. D
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Old Fashioned Pork"  Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make crispy Pan-Fried Pork chops. next, equipment expert Adam Reid is reviewing vacuum sealers. and finally, Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Pork Pot roast using a slow cooker. D
10:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "New Orleans: The Sicilian Quarter"  NULL
11:00 pm 
Theater Talk  "The Producers of Smash"  Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan discuss their careers bringing musical theater to film and television. They also discuss their innovative new NBC TV series Smash, a show about the making of a Broadway musical. D
11:30 pm 
Closer to Truth  "The Mystery of Existence?"  Call all-that-exists "something." Why is there "something" rather than "nothing"? The question haunts me. Why is there anything at all?. D
11:00 am 
Pacific Heartbeat  "Under A Jarvis Moon"  Under a Jarvis Moon is the story of 130 young men from Hawai'i who, from the late 1930s through the early years of World War II, were part of a clandestine mission by the U.S. federal government to occupy desert islands in the middle of the Pacific. The first wave of these colonists were Hawaiian high school students, chosen because government officials assumed Pacific Islanders could best survive the harsh conditions present on the tiny, isolated islands. D
12:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Sisters In Law"  SISTERS IN LAW looks at the work of one small courthouse in the African nation of Cameroon. With fierce compassion, the tough-minded state prosecutor Vera Ngassa and court president Beatrice Ntuba dispense wisdom, wisecracks and justice in fair measure. D
1:30 pm 
You'll Always Be with Me   The loss of a loved one can generate unpredictable reactions, particularly in children. Children often cannot articulate their feelings, which can lead to loneliness, confusion and even self-destructive behavior. YOU'LL ALWAYS BE WITH ME examines grief in young people, from toddlers to teenagers, and explores the many unique challenges they and their loved ones face. D
2:00 pm 
Women, War & Peace  "War Redefined"  Geena Davis narrates these interviews with Secretaries of State past and present - Hilliary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright - and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee and others. They challenge conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domain and reframe the understanding of modern warfare. Part 5 of 5G
3:00 pm 
American Masters  "Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel"  An Atlanta debutante, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gone With the Wind challenges social restrictions placed on women; becomes one of Georgia's first female newspaper reporters; and uses money from her book to fund many causes, including scholarships for black medical students. Mitchell (1900-1949) suffers from depression and illness, yet personally answers every letter received about her book and works tirelessly for the American Red Cross during World War II.G
4:00 pm 
The Greatest Good   The history of the U.S. Forest Service is chronicled in celebration of the agency's centennial. Veteran newsman Charles Osgood narrates this complex and compelling story of the agency whose mission is twofold: manage public lands by conserving natural resources and maximizing their social benefits. The program also profiles the Forest Service employees who have developed ways of addressing major natural resource issues.G
5:00 pm 
Idaho Reports 2012   Idaho Public Television's weekly coverage of the Idaho Legislature looks at the results of this year's session.G
6:00 pm 
Pacific Heartbeat  "Under A Jarvis Moon"  Under a Jarvis Moon is the story of 130 young men from Hawai'i who, from the late 1930s through the early years of World War II, were part of a clandestine mission by the U.S. federal government to occupy desert islands in the middle of the Pacific. The first wave of these colonists were Hawaiian high school students, chosen because government officials assumed Pacific Islanders could best survive the harsh conditions present on the tiny, isolated islands. D
7:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Sisters In Law"  SISTERS IN LAW looks at the work of one small courthouse in the African nation of Cameroon. With fierce compassion, the tough-minded state prosecutor Vera Ngassa and court president Beatrice Ntuba dispense wisdom, wisecracks and justice in fair measure. D
8:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Roadtrip Nation"  Marcia Franklin talks with the founder of the PBS series Roadtrip Nation about how the program started and its goals, including an outreach tour of Idaho. The series takes young people on a six-week trip to talk with leaders about their paths to success. She also talks with a participant in one of the trips and to a representative of the College Board about its partnership with the program.G
9:00 pm 
Pacific Heartbeat  "Under A Jarvis Moon"  Under a Jarvis Moon is the story of 130 young men from Hawai'i who, from the late 1930s through the early years of World War II, were part of a clandestine mission by the U.S. federal government to occupy desert islands in the middle of the Pacific. The first wave of these colonists were Hawaiian high school students, chosen because government officials assumed Pacific Islanders could best survive the harsh conditions present on the tiny, isolated islands. D
10:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Sisters In Law"  SISTERS IN LAW looks at the work of one small courthouse in the African nation of Cameroon. With fierce compassion, the tough-minded state prosecutor Vera Ngassa and court president Beatrice Ntuba dispense wisdom, wisecracks and justice in fair measure. D
11:30 pm 
You'll Always Be with Me   The loss of a loved one can generate unpredictable reactions, particularly in children. Children often cannot articulate their feelings, which can lead to loneliness, confusion and even self-destructive behavior. YOU'LL ALWAYS BE WITH ME examines grief in young people, from toddlers to teenagers, and explores the many unique challenges they and their loved ones face. D

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