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April 8, 2012
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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 
Margaret Mitchell: American Masters  "Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel"  Discover the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind "Gone With the Wind. " No ordinary writer - or woman - Margaret Mitchell was a charismatic force who challenged the stifling Southern social order and struggled with the changing role of women. D
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 
Margaret Mitchell: American Masters  "Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel"  Discover the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind "Gone With the Wind. " No ordinary writer - or woman - Margaret Mitchell was a charismatic force who challenged the stifling Southern social order and struggled with the changing role of women. 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
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
4:00 pm 
Caillou  "Knowing How"  Caillou learns the value of determination and the benefits of success! When Mom drives Sarah to her skating lesson, Caillou decides he wants to take skating lessons too! But the lessons are harder than Caillou expected, and if it weren't for the neato Zamboni, Caillou might not have gone back. When an invitation for Clementine's party accidentally ends up at Sarah's, Caillou learns the differences between the addresses of the two homes. Later, when Clementine tells Caillou how much she likes her older brother, Billy, to teach her things, Caillou sets out to teach something to Rosie. D
4:30 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Emperor's Contest and Beethoven's Hear!"  The Emperor's Contest: Everyone is excited about a fishing contest that is being held in the park, everyone except Ryan, who doesn't want to follow the contest rules. When Ryan is tempted not to follow the rules, Barney tells a story called "The Emperor's Contest" about a boy who had a similar problem. When it's over, Ryan decides that honesty is the best policy! Educational theme: Honesty. D
5:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Secret Super Digger/Pucker Up and Blow"  Secret Super Digger - Sally is trying to grow a flower for her mom, but it just won't grow. Time to see Finola! At Finola's Farm, she introduces Cat, Sally and Nick to her secret super digger - Diggery the earthworm. Diggery shows them how plant roots need water air and compost, which Diggery helps to make. D
5:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Stinky"  In the creature world, different smells mean different things. When a skunk visits the gang at Animal Junction, Zoboo, Martin and Chris discover the difference between a "come-here" smell and a "go away" smell.G
6:00 pm 
Curious George  "Downhill Racer/Book Monkey"  Downhill Racer - When George hears about the annual soapbox derby, he enlists Allie to help him make the coolest car a monkey could drive. But even with the help of Bill's instruction manual, building a car takes a lot of work and car parts sure are hard to find. Will their car made out of wagon wheels, a kayak, and brakes from a buggy race past the finish line or are they on a crash course? Book Monkey - George loves books and helping others, so volunteering to help the librarian is a no-brainer! But when she is called away, George may have volunteered for a bigger job than he expected. D
6:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Firedog Martha/Martha's Pickle"  Firedog Martha - Martha wants to be a firehouse dog, just like her favorite book, Firehouse Freddie. Martha's Pickle - Have giant alien pickles invaded Wagstaff City?G
7:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Bananas"  Annie's Uncle Sigmund needs The Electric Company's help to talk to an old friend who has come back to visit the neighborhood. D
7:30 pm 
WordGirl  "You Can't Crush City Hall/Two Brain Highway"  Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy is threatening to smush City Hall with his giant sandwich press. unless WordGirl can guess his secret code-word in time! WordGirl must track down Dr. 2-Brains after he escapes from the Prison Warden's life-size maze, the same week there just happens to be lots of rare cheese to steal from events around town. D
8:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Caracal-Minton"  The Wild Kratts crew is are playing badminton on the African savannah when a high jumping wildcat called a caracal steals the birdie. And this is no ordinary birdie - it is Aviva's precious family heirloom. As they rush to get back the treasure from an elusive, leaping Caracal cat, they learn how the caracal's musculature is specifically designed stalking and leaping- a perfect example of the concept of "form for function. D
8:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Out of Sync"  The kids use mathematical patterns to create and understand musical rhythms to stop Hacker's plan.G
9:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "It's Ruff in the Ring"  Ruff gets accidentally booked in a boxing match against the legendary boxer Whipped Cream McGee, so he sends Shreya out to learn how to box, and sends Marc and Marco to engineer a safe boxing helmet for him. D
9:30 pm 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "T-Bone, Dog About Town/Clifford's Big Heart"  "T-Bone, Dog About Town"--A cute little poodle named Mimi comes to Birdwell Island on vacation, and T-Bone gets a crush. He starts trying to be the kind of dog he thinks she will like, but learns that it's always best to just be yourself. "Clifford's Big Heart"--Clifford works hard to try to make Emily the perfect Valentine to show her how much he loves her. D
10:00 pm 
Arthur  "The Contest/Prove It"  What would happen if Arthur and his friends entered a contest to write story ideas for the favorite television show? The kids realize that winning would be great but that writing and sharing is the best part. In the sceond story, D.W. has discovered science. D
10:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Firedog Martha/Martha's Pickle"  Firedog Martha - Martha wants to be a firehouse dog, just like her favorite book, Firehouse Freddie. Martha's Pickle - Have giant alien pickles invaded Wagstaff City?G
11:00 pm 
Curious George  "Downhill Racer/Book Monkey"  Downhill Racer - When George hears about the annual soapbox derby, he enlists Allie to help him make the coolest car a monkey could drive. But even with the help of Bill's instruction manual, building a car takes a lot of work and car parts sure are hard to find. Will their car made out of wagon wheels, a kayak, and brakes from a buggy race past the finish line or are they on a crash course? Book Monkey - George loves books and helping others, so volunteering to help the librarian is a no-brainer! But when she is called away, George may have volunteered for a bigger job than he expected. D
11:30 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Secret Super Digger/Pucker Up and Blow"  Secret Super Digger - Sally is trying to grow a flower for her mom, but it just won't grow. Time to see Finola! At Finola's Farm, she introduces Cat, Sally and Nick to her secret super digger - Diggery the earthworm. Diggery shows them how plant roots need water air and compost, which Diggery helps to make. D

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