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August 8, 2012
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7:00 pm 
Nature  "Frogs: The Thin Green Line"  Frogs have been hopping the planet for millions of years. Suddenly, they are slipping away - one-third of our amphibians are gone and more are disappearing daily. Ecosystems are beginning to unravel and medical cures are vanishing. Scientists around the world mobilize to stem the tide.G
8:00 pm 
NOVA scienceNOW  "Can We Make It to Mars?"  Astrophysicist, author and director of New York's Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson returns as host for this science magazine series. The opening episode looks at whether humans can reach Mars alive, traveling two to three years while facing deadly conditions. The show also looks at innovations for keeping space travelers alive.G
9:00 pm 
War  "A World Without War"  March 1945-September 1945. The battle for Okinawa - the gateway to Japan - rages. The death of President Franklin Roosevelt shocks America. Allied forces push across Germany, discovering the horrors of Nazi Germany at Buchenwald, Dachau, and hundreds of other concentration camps. On May 8, Germany surrenders. President Harry Truman unleashes the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan surrenders. Part 7 of 7G
11:30 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
7:00 pm 
Many Lovers of Jane Austen   Professor Amanda Vickery (At Home with the Georgians) returns to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's first novel Sense and Sensibility in THE MANY LOVERS OF JANE AUSTEN. When Jane Austen died her slight reputation appeared to die with her. Her books soon went out of print. D
8:00 pm 
Vera  "Hidden Depths"  Two beautiful young people are killed in the same manner and DCI Vera Stanhope intends to find the murderer before there can be another victim. With Sgt. Joe Ashworth and the rest of her trusted team, she unravels the complex and dysfunctional relationships amongst a group of bird-watching friends, who protect and ultimately betray each other.G
9:30 pm 
Secrets of the Manor House   Peer through the stately walls and peek beneath the servants' stairs to learn about life within the British Manor House in the early years of the 20th century. Mounting financial, political and social pressures already lie in wait to bring momentous changes to both the wealthy and their servants. This special program covers the background of the British titled class in Edwardian times, the realities for servants, the concept of the entail, the growing influence of American wealth, and the impact of World War I.G
10:30 pm 
Garrow's Law   Garrow defends two men accused of destroying silk looms in an act of industrial sabotage. With a perilously thin defense, Garrow must persuade a skeptical jury of their innocence. Love and loyalty compete with fear and betrayal in the brutal surroundings of the 18th-century Bailey.G
11:30 pm 
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning   Anne, now 58 years old and portrayed by Barbara Hershey, returns to Green Gables on Prince Edward Island. She is writing a play while she worries about her adopted son Dominic, who has been fighting in World War II. A 30-year-old letter from her father, found under a floorboard, leads her to delve into long-buried memories about a life she has hidden behind the label, orphan. Part 1 of 3G
7:00 pm 
Barbecue University with Steven Raichlen  "Louisiana and the Gulf Coast"  Raichlen collects regional treats, including new shrimp and smokies, grilled blackened catfish with fennel and Cajun roasting chicken on a beer can.G
7:30 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Journey to Italy"  Joanne shares her memories of Italy with her student Barbra recreating some of the dishes form her travels. She starts with a simple salad of fig and prosciutto, then slowly adds just enough red wine for a faro risotto, and finally ends the meal with a dessert of strawberry, port, and black pepper. Recipes: Fig And Blueberry Salad With Creme Fraiche, Mint and Prosciutto di Parma, Farro Risotto with Red Wine and Grana Padano, Strawberry with Port and Black Pepper, and an Aperol Champagne Cocktail. D
8:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Upgrading a Neglected Urban Patio; Hanging a Heavy Mirror"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to San Francisco to upgrade a neglected urban patio. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Tom shows Kevin how to hang a heavy mirror on a wall. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland"  Rick tours Belfast and the Antrim Coast. He seeks thrills at Portrush, Ulster's Coney Island, taste-tests Irish whiskey, scrambles over six-sided rock columns and follows the beat of Irish music.G
9:00 pm 
Equitrekking  "Jordan: Petra, Royal Stables & Dead Sea"  This episode highlights some of the best of classic Jordan, including Petra, Aqaba, Wadi Mujib and the Dead Sea. Darley begins with a visit to the magical city of Petra, where she and her local guide Ibrahim explore by camel, foot and horseback, riding in the lesser-visited suburb of Little Petra and passing through the siq to catch the Treasury, made famous in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, in the morning light. Darley learns about the local legends surrounding the Treasury and its contents, as she rides a camel by the Treasury. D
9:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "California: Pasta - The Ultimate Showcase"  Lidia returns to California to visit Andy Boy farm and learns all about broccoli rabe. Later, Lidia meets up with Dino Cortopassi, owner of Corto Olive, to hear his family's colorful culinary history. Join Lidia and Grandma in the kitchen as she makes Baked Stuffed Shells, Penne with Artichokes, and Bacon Orecchiette with Andy Boy's Broccoli Rabe. D
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Not Just for Kids"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the ultimate Chicken Nuggets at home. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of yellow mustard. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for broiler-safe cooking dishes. D
10:30 pm 
Tommy Tang's Easy Thai Cooking  "The Tar Jeen River and Its People/Nakhon Prathom"  Tommy prepares Pamelo Shrimp Salad Thai Spring Rolls with a sweet plum dipping sauce.G
11:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy  "Pasta By Any Name"  NULL
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland"  Rick tours Belfast and the Antrim Coast. He seeks thrills at Portrush, Ulster's Coney Island, taste-tests Irish whiskey, scrambles over six-sided rock columns and follows the beat of Irish music.G
7:00 pm 
Frontline  "Cell Tower Deaths"  FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate on-the-job deaths among workers for the independent contractors that are building and servicing America's cellular infrastructure. The program also looks at people imprisoned for child death cases on evidence that that turned out to be unreliable or wrong.G
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
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9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Joann Sfar Draws from Memory   At just 39 years old, the prolific Joann Sfar has published 150 graphic novels, including the French best-seller Rabbi's Cat and the New York Times best-seller Little Vampire, and recently crossed over into feature films with Gainsbourg: Vie Heroique and the adaptation of Rabbi's Cat. JOANN SFAR DRAWS FROM MEMORY tracks the graphic artist's odyssey through the Algerian and Eastern-European Jewish heritage that serves as the wellspring of his work. Filmed over a two-year period, the camera follows the passionate and perceptive Sfar around his adopted home of Paris - observing the artist at work and capturing his thoughts on family life, Algeria's past, creativity and his improvisatory method, the inspiration for his alter-ego cat and his dislike of being pigeonholed as a "Jewish" artist. D

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