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6:00 am 
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

6:30 am 
Peep and the Big Wide World/Pocoyo  "Quack's Stuck Stick/Peep's Can/Pocoyo - Runaway Hat"  Peep discovers a beaver dam and a young, toothy beaver, while Quack, alas, loses his favorite stick. Peep searches for a house he can call. . D

7:00 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Pick Your Friends/ Finola's Farm"  Pick Your Friends - It's Valentine's Day and Nick and Sally disagree hotly on how to decorate the card they're making for the Cat. Does this mean they aren't really best friends? The Cat takes them to meet Sheldon, a tortoise who knows all about friendship. They learn that Sheldon's best friend is completely different from him and that being best friends doesn't mean you always have to agree. D

7:30 am 
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps  "Angelina and the Dance-Athon/Angelina and the Art Show"  Angelina and the Dance-a-thon - Angelina and her friends organize a marathon for the Chipping Cheddar Earth Club as part of their "Camembert Cares" school project. After Gracie accidentally recycles the pledge sheet, Angelina uses her ingenuity to save the day! Angelina and the Art Show - Vici is trying to paint a picture of Angelina and Gracie for Camembert's Art Show, but they just can't stay still long enough for her to finish the painting. Vici can't complete the project with moving models! In the end, Vici uses her imagination to turn her "ruined" project into something even better. D

8:00 am 
Bob the Builder  "The Big Dino Dig Special (Pt. 2)"  Rubble and the Seagull Surprise - Bob and the team are building a flying ride at the park. Rubble has been called in to help, although big and strong, he's not very fast. Rubble worries that Bob won't think he's fast enough to be part of the team, and wants to prove he can be! As Rubble zooms over uneven ground, the designs for the flying ride fall out of his cab. D

8:30 am 
Franny's Feet  "Egg Sitting/Bee Patient"  A) Franny travels to Africa, where she meets Desta, a young ostrich who's babysitting an ostrich egg. Desta and Franny take the egg on an outing, but things go awry and the egg is lost. Franny uses her noggin to save the day, and she and Desta return the egg safely -- just in time to see it hatch. D

9:00 am 
Thomas & Friends  "Chuffing with Pride"  Race to the Rescue - Flynn is the Sodor Island Fire Engine and Victor is working on Flynn's wheels so that he can roll on the road as well as on tracks. He sets out on the road, wobbling. Rocky tells Flynn that Sir Topham Hatt's shed is on fire. D

9:30 am 
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

10:00 am 
Idaho Reports 2012   Idaho Public Television's weekly coverage of the Idaho Legislature looks at the results of this year's session.G

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

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