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May 8, 2012
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3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Elmozilla"  Baby Bear, Elmo, Telly, and Abby gather around a growth chart as Chris measures them and marks their height. Everyone has their own color lines on the chart, and can see how they've grown over time. When it's Elmo's turn, he sees that he grew only a little bit. D

4:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "I Have Muscles Where?"  When Sid's Dad tells him a really funny joke, Sid laughs so hard that his face hurts. Sid wonders why his face would hurt if the joke was funny? When Sid and his friends investigate at school, they learn that they have muscles all over their bodies, even in their faces!. D

4:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Goes to School/Td and the Light Bulb of Doom"  Martha Goes to School - TD thinks it would be funny to put Martha's name on the list for substitute teachers. TD and the Light Bulb of Doom - TD swears he'll start working on his report just as soon as he watches the "Harry Blotter, Boy Wizard" movie marathon, all nine parts!G

5:00 am 
Nature  "Born Wild: The First Days of Life"  Nature follows the dangerous first few days after birth of several species, from marmoset to moose to elephant and gorilla. The result is a film of miniature drama and huge spectacle, and comes to some surprising conclusions about human beings.G

6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Little Europe: San Marino, Monaco, Vatican City, Liechtenstein, and Andorra"  Vatican City, the world's smallest country, comes with the planet's biggest church. He also visits the fairytale princedom of Monaco, Italy's last independent hill town of San Marino, castle-guarded principality of Liechtenstein, and tiny Andorra.G

6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "French Riviera"  Rudy drops in on the hot spots along the Mediterranean's Cote d'Azur. From Nice, he leads the way to local beaches and modern art museums. A short hop up the winding Grande Corniche is wealthy Monaco.G

7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Exploring Arizona's "Big Empty""  It's big, it's empty and it's in a relatively unexplored area of northwestern Arizona. Known affectionately as the "Arizona Strip," this topographically rough area is free of paved roads and other amenities, but has a rich geological and natural history. Host David Yetman, ecologist Yar Petryszyn and archeologist Jock Favour trek through the "Big Empty" to examine evidence of early settlements, investigate high desert plants and learn about a project helping to increase the population of a rare and magnificent creature. D

7:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Pizza On Parade/Una Parata Della Pizza"  Mary Ann fires up the oven and calls in the kitchen troops to help her turn out a dizzying array of pizzas in no time flat, starting with spicy Asparagus, Sausage and Peppers Pizza, a classic Prosciutto and Pine Nut Pizza, Sun Dried Tomato and Cheese Pizza, and winds up the parade with a Mixed Mushroom Pizza. Grab your knife and fork and don't forget your appetite. D

8:00 am 
Baking Made Easy  "Bread for Life"  Great for the holidays or any day of the year, Lauren's step-by-step instructions ensure success for the novice and experienced baker. Lauren bakes her favorite Challah Breads, Twisted and Braided Rolls, Sandwich Loaf and Homemade Butter. D

8:30 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Hibiscus Flower"  In Mexico, it's not uncommon to find both food and water deliciously flavored with hibiscus flowers. Commonly known as jamaica, they have an intensely herbal, fruity taste. Pati shows viewers where to buy these flowers and then shares recipes such as: Jamaica Water; Spinach Salad with Caramelized Pecans and Jamaica Vinaigrette; Steak Tacos with Jamaica and Jalapeno Syrup; Gourmet Jamaica Popsicles. D

9:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Italian Comfort Classics"  Host Christopher Kimball visits a Vermont farm to learn about chickens, old and new. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make authentic Chicken Canzanese (Italian braised chicken). Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the test kitchen's favorite gadgets. D

9:30 am 
Garden Smart   We think from time to time a review of the basics can be a good thing. And, what better place to start than planting a garden. GardenSMART visits an expert who shows us how she has done it for years. D

10:00 am 
Bluegrass Underground  "Darrell Scott"  A consummate writer's writer, DARRELL SCOTT has crafted a long and broad career, garnering awards and accolades for his performances as well as writing hits for a broad spectrum of artists from Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley to the Dixie Chicks and Keb Mo. Currently touring with Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) and his Band of Joy, Darrell Scott's songs are a fine-tuned balance of the cerebral and the emotional, artfully rendered and soulfully delivered. D

10:30 am 
Music Voyager  "Israel: Voices from the Desert"  Host Jacob Edgar travels to Israel to attend a once-in-a-lifetime concert of The Idan Raichel Project at the foot of the magnificent "Solomon's Pillars", a natural rock formation in the Negev Desert near the Red Sea resort city of Eilat. Idan Raichel, an internationally renowned star of the Israeli music scene, serves as his guide. At the technical rehearsals and sound check for the desert concert, Jacob meets the artists featured on stage. D

11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Rhyming Block"  Mother Goose is visiting Sesame Street and needs to write three new nursery rhymes by the end of the day, but she fears she has become a rusty rhymer. Elmo and Abby say they are great rhymers, and they offer to help. Mother Goose explains that to write really good nursery rhymes, you need conflict - when someone wants something or needs something very badly. D

12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "I'm A T. Rex!/Ned The Quadruped"  I'm a T. rex! - Buddy travels to Rexville on the Dinosaur Train and meets Delores Tyrannosaurus and her daughter Annie. When he sees that he shares all the same features, Buddy learns that he is a Tyrannosaurus rex! Ned the Quadruped - Buddy and Tiny tour the Dinosaur Train and earn their Junior Conductor hats while their friend Ned, a four-legged, long-necked Brachiosaurus and regular Train rider, tags along. D

12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Rumpelstiltskin"  Princess Pea's father is busy, busy, busy with no time to help her tie up her skates. What's a Princess to do? The Super Readers use their literacy powers to visit another Princess whose funny little helper, Rumpelstiltskin, is far too busy to help her spin straw into gold. The Super Readers may be able to guess Rumpelstiltskin's name but they won't be able to guess what will happen in this story! Educational Objectives: To learn about the importance of doing things yourself, build the alphabet, and identify the letters S-P-I-N. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Trees Company/Now You See Me"  Trees Company - Sally and Nick are playing up in their treehouse when Nick's mom calls them for lunch. Nick wonders what it would be like to stay up in that tree all the time! The Cat in the Hat knows! Or at least he has friends that do. In Jimmer Jammer Jungle the kids learn how different animals spend their entire lives in trees. D

1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Whale of a Squid"  Chris and Martin are taking Aviva's sub prototype out for a test drive when it gets sucked into a battle between a Sperm whale and Giant squid, spiraling down into the depths. The brothers want to follow, but their damaged sub can't take that kind of pressure. Aviva develops whale and squid Creature Power Suits, so the brothers can go where no sub has gone before. D

2:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Playful Dolphin"  Wyland connects science and art together using composition and perspective.G

2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play Sammy Cahn's "Time After Time" and the signature lick from Glen Miller's "In The Mood." Featured guests include Dave Powers, Bobby Floyd and Dave Lowe. D

3:00 pm 
Energy Quest USA - Earth: The Operators' Manual   Energy Quest USA presents five examples of American states and cities tapping new sources of energy and implementing policies to promote sustainability -- Alaska, Kansas, Baltimore, Maryland, Fort Worth, Texas and Portland, Oregon. Richard Alley once more hosts, contributing stories about America's past use of wood and whales as sources of energy, the promise of more efficient lighting and how to achieve a science-based national consensus on smart choices about energy and climate. On-camera comments also come from energy expert Daniel Yergin, author of "The Quest," Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President and former head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Shirley Jackson, utility CEO David Crane, Sen. D

4:00 pm 
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5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Smartest Machine On Earth"  This film profiles Watson, an IBM supercomputer, which competed against two "Jeopardy!" champions to prove its ability to mimic the human thought process. The film goes behind the scenes at IBM to provide a firsthand look at the technological feats and hurdles to develop Watson and the challenges artificial intelligence (AI) researchers face.G

6:00 pm 
America Revealed  "Made in the U.S.A."  America remains the number one manufacturing nation in the world, and Yul Kwon meets the men and women who create the world's best and most iconic products. He also explores the notion of nuts and bolts evolving into the ideas and information underlying a new economy. Part 4 of 4G

7:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Beneath The Sea"  Ocean explorer Robert Ballard shows Alan Alda new technologies and research techniques that are revealing undersea secrets. Alda visits Ballard's Institute for Exploration, tests out the interiors of exploration vessels and takes a virtual underwater trip through a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV).G

8:00 pm 
Energy Quest USA - Earth: The Operators' Manual   Energy Quest USA presents five examples of American states and cities tapping new sources of energy and implementing policies to promote sustainability -- Alaska, Kansas, Baltimore, Maryland, Fort Worth, Texas and Portland, Oregon. Richard Alley once more hosts, contributing stories about America's past use of wood and whales as sources of energy, the promise of more efficient lighting and how to achieve a science-based national consensus on smart choices about energy and climate. On-camera comments also come from energy expert Daniel Yergin, author of "The Quest," Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President and former head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Shirley Jackson, utility CEO David Crane, Sen. D

9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Smartest Machine On Earth"  This film profiles Watson, an IBM supercomputer, which competed against two "Jeopardy!" champions to prove its ability to mimic the human thought process. The film goes behind the scenes at IBM to provide a firsthand look at the technological feats and hurdles to develop Watson and the challenges artificial intelligence (AI) researchers face.G

10:00 pm 
America Revealed  "Made in the U.S.A."  America remains the number one manufacturing nation in the world, and Yul Kwon meets the men and women who create the world's best and most iconic products. He also explores the notion of nuts and bolts evolving into the ideas and information underlying a new economy. Part 4 of 4G

11:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Beneath The Sea"  Ocean explorer Robert Ballard shows Alan Alda new technologies and research techniques that are revealing undersea secrets. Alda visits Ballard's Institute for Exploration, tests out the interiors of exploration vessels and takes a virtual underwater trip through a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV).G

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