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August 8, 2018
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5:00 pm 
Odd Squad  "Blob on the Job/Party of 5,4,3,2,1"  Blob on the Job - When a blob gets loose in Odd Squad headquarters, Olive and Otto compete against rival agents to catch it first. Curriculum: Measurement; capacity. Party of 54321 - When people in town can no longer count down, Olive and Otto must uncover who is causing the problem and why. D
5:30 pm 
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NewsHour Promo   NULL
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7:00 pm 
Outback  "The Dry Season"  Watch the Outback come to life during the dry season, as turtles lay their eggs, cattle are prepared for rodeos, elite athletes dive for pearls and the mother to marsupials sets her babies free. D
8:00 pm 
Wonders of Mexico  "Mountain Worlds"  Mexico is a vast country, dominated by a great chain of mountains, the Sierra Madre. Journey down this rocky spine and you'll discover an amazing diversity of life and culture. In the far north, secret mountains worlds provide a stronghold for Mexico's black bears, while a violent tectonic past has created the grandest canyon of them all -- the Copper Canyon. D
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Making North America: Life"  This intertwined story of life and landscape is untangled by paleontologist Kirk Johnson in areas where the clues are written in rock. North America's story includes life like the iconic dinosaurs as well as giant marine reptiles swimming in an ancient sea that once split the continent in two. Part 2 of 3G
10:00 pm 
Wild!  "Platypus: World's Strangest Animal"  The platypus has both baffled and inspired the scientific community since its discovery by Europeans over 200 years ago. This blue-chip natural history film takes us to the many serenely beautiful habitats of the platypus. D
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5:00 pm 
Father Brown  "The Crimson Feather"  When Mrs McCarthy's god-daughter goes missing, Father Brown follows her trail to a risque gentlemen's club.G
5:48 pm 
Idaho Science Journal  "Disappearing Farm Land, Part 2"  How do Treasure Valley residents feel about farm land disappearing from their communities? Researchers at Boise State University hope to help policy makers find ways to preserve farm land. County officials and growers have some ideas, but it will take money and the will to change public policy to save the Treasure Valley's disappearing farm land.G
6:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "The Silent Land, Part 2"  Jeff Bowmaker runs a profitable business in Midsomer Magna conducting spooky nighttime "ghost tours." During one of the nights, the unpopular village librarian turns up dead. D
7:00 pm 
Maigret  "Maigret Sets A Trap"  It's 1955, and Paris is enjoying a blisteringly hot summer. but it's a city in the grip of fear. Four women have been murdered and Chief Inspector Maigret is under huge pressure to find the killer. D
8:30 pm 
Death In Paradise  "S7 E8"  When the lead guitarist of a popular reggae band is murdered, Jack and his team must crack a cold case that has haunted the Commissioner for years before they can arrest the killer. D
9:30 pm 
Father Brown  "The Crimson Feather"  When Mrs McCarthy's god-daughter goes missing, Father Brown follows her trail to a risque gentlemen's club.G
10:30 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "The Silent Land, Part 2"  Jeff Bowmaker runs a profitable business in Midsomer Magna conducting spooky nighttime "ghost tours." During one of the nights, the unpopular village librarian turns up dead. D
11:15 pm 
Idaho Science Journal  "Treasure Valley Water Atlas"  Boise and the Treasure Valley are rich in water resources, but with urban populations exploding and as climate change disrupts traditional patterns, the area's water future is uncertain. Scientists at Boise State University have developed the Treasure Valley Water Atlas to help water managers and policy makers understand from where we get our water comes, how we currently use it and the challenges ahead.G
11:30 pm 
Maigret  "Maigret Sets A Trap"  It's 1955, and Paris is enjoying a blisteringly hot summer. but it's a city in the grip of fear. Four women have been murdered and Chief Inspector Maigret is under huge pressure to find the killer. D
5:00 pm 
Knit and Crochet Now  "Blooming Afghans"  Let stitch patterns bloom in beautiful afghans. Kristen Mangus knits an autumn-inspired afghan with a lush pattern of leaves and berries. Create cabling without a cable needle in the technique corner with Melissa Leapman. D
5:30 pm 
Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop  "Frederic Church's Olana In Hudson River Valley, NY"  David visits Olana, Frederic Church's Persian-inspired home in the Hudson River Valley, painting the expansive vista of the Hudson River Valley. The Hudson River Painters, considered the first American school of painting, were profoundly influenced by European traditions, especially the Ideal Italian landscapes of Claude Lorrain. They were popular from 1825 to 1875 and gave Americans their pictorial sense of national identity. D
6:00 pm 
Chef's Life  "Strawberry Stay at Home"  Vivian and Ben rebuild their restaurant against the backdrop of the Southern harbinger of spring, the strawberry. Their twins go on their first strawberry-picking excursion, and Vivian and a friend develop a recipe for coconut cornbread strawberry shortcake with basil whipped cream. D
6:30 pm 
Nigella: At My Table   Nigella Lawson serves up five more irresistibly easy dishes, recipes which combine the comfort of the familiar and the exuberance of the new. Nigella rustles up her favorite weekend breakfast special, wonderfully light sure-fire-success waffles. She shares her go-to recipes for laidback entertaining: beef and aubergine fatteh, accompanied by bulgur wheat with flaked almonds and nigella seeds. D
7:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Walkway Reset, Patch Chipped Floor"  Roger teaches his apprentice how to not only repair a damaged walkway, but also how to identify what caused the damage so it can be prevented in the future; Tom patches a chipped wood floor using a Dutchman and hand tools. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Italy's Veneto: Verona, Padua, and Ravenna"  Rick visits three great cities. Padua is famed for its university, Giotto frescoes, and pilgrim-packed Basilica. Verona is a hit with aficionadoes of Roman ruins and Romeo and Juliet fans.G
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Visiting A Great Museum Can Reduce Stress"  For over 20 years, researchers have been studying the effects of drawing, painting and viewing works of art on brain functions. The results have been astounding. These activities can help prevent memory loss, increase mental fitness, stimulate your brain to grow new neurons, and increase the production of dopamine that improves your sense of wellbeing and the ability to focus your attention. D
8:30 pm 
Lidia's Kitchen  "Salt"  Salting your food is an important step in any kitchen, and the type of salt used can make a huge difference in your meal. Today's menu includes: salted cod fritters: crispy chunky cod fritters made for the perfect salty snack; penne rigate in vodka sauce: an iconic Italian pasta dish with penne rigate in a creamy pink vodka sauce; beef chuck and beer; a rick and flavorful braise that will beckon everyone to the table. D
9:00 pm 
Cook's Country  "Spicy and Sour for Supper"  Bridget Lancaster shows Julia Collin Davison how to make a classic Latin version of arroz con pollo. Equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his choice for the best dry measuring cups on the market. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of store-bought whipped topping. D
9:30 pm 
My Greek Table with Diane Kochilas  "The Lesvos Spirit"  Diane travels to Lesvos, one of Greece's most fascinating and easternmost Aegean islands, where the characteristic generosity of spirit almost won a few locals the Nobel Peace Prize. The crossroads of history play out on the table in Lesvos, where the waters overflow with renowned sardines and shellfish and islanders count dozens of eggplant dishes as traditional fare. Ouzo, the drink of Greek hospitality, fills glasses everywhere in this de facto center of production for the anise-flavored elixir. D
10:00 pm 
New Scandinavian Cooking  "Arctic Fire"  In today's episode, Niklas visits the island of Kjollefjord in Finnmark, well above the Arctic Circle, and home to some of the world's richest fisheries. Niklas meets up with three generations of fishermen and goes fishing for haddock. D
10:30 pm 
Fringe Benefits  "Springfield, MA"  Join Katie for a tour of Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley - home to Dr. Seuss, beautiful farm pastures, and vibrant college towns. At Atkins Farm, we learn the secret to delicious cider doughnuts and assist with the daily baking. Nearby, we visit an entire museum dedicated to picture book art and learn more about some famous childhood literary characters. D
11:00 pm 
Connect with English  "A Box of Memories/The Missing Car"  In the first segment, Rebecca and Kevin find a key to a safe deposit box containing family treasures and substantial amounts in savings and insurance which will reduce their financial worriesG
11:30 pm 
Connect with English  "A Breakdown/A Call for Help"  Kevin apologizes for taking the car and then they receive a call from Sandy who says that Jack has hit her again and she's leaving him so they go over to help her.G
6:00 pm 
POV  "Still Tomorrow"  A village woman without a high school diploma has become China's most famous poet. Meet the breakout writer Yu Xiuhua, a woman with cerebral palsy, poignantly weaving her personal story with that of an ascendant, urbanizing China.G
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PBS NewsHour   NULL
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8:30 pm 
9:00 pm 
POV  "Still Tomorrow"  A village woman without a high school diploma has become China's most famous poet. Meet the breakout writer Yu Xiuhua, a woman with cerebral palsy, poignantly weaving her personal story with that of an ascendant, urbanizing China.G
10:00 pm 
POV  "Bill Nye: Science Guy"  Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the popular kids show "Bill Nye The Science Guy" is now advocating for the importance of science, research and discovery in public life. With intimate and exclusive access -as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy - this behind-the-scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution and a science-based world view. D
11:30 pm 
Stories from the Stage  "Road Trip"  Road Trip! No two words make us feel more optimistic. The highway beckons, and anything can happen. Tonight's tellers take us along for the ride on those journeys that changed everything. D
5:00 pm 
Nature Cat  "The Queen of the Night/Space Rocks"  The Queen of the Night - Sweet jumping gerbils! Tonight is the one night a year that the Queen of the Night cactus blooms but the flower only lasts for a few hours! Daisy has always wanted to go to the desert to see it. But to find the flower in the great big desert - and in time - Nature Cat and the gang are sure going to need some help from new friends. Space Rocks - Nature Cat and his pals are on a top-secret, extremely important mission to find a real space rock for Squeeks' rock collection. D
5:30 pm 
Nature Cat  "Croak and Swagger/Puddle Pool Party"  Croak and Swagger - Nature Cat leads his friends to the pond for a day of listening to one of the most amazing spring sounds: the bullfrog croak! At the pond, amid the bullfrog croaks, the gang hears another sound: someone crying! Nature Cat finds the cries coming from Warren the Bullfrog, who is very sad because he doesn't know how to croak. What kind of bullfrog is he? It's up to Nature Cat and his pals to help Warren get his croak back! Puddle Pool Party - Squeeks is so excited because today she has invited her pals to a puddle in the woods for a Puddle Pool Party! Arriving in the woods with their bathing suits on and pool toys at the ready, the gang finds a big problem, the puddle is gone! Squeeks is heartbroken, she really had her mind set on a puddle pool party. Where did the puddle go?. D
6:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Kerhonk"  When Martin's and Chris' Creature Power Suits unexpectedly get jammed in Proboscis monkey mode and the top monkey of the troop is injured protecting a youngster from a crocodile, the Kratt brothers find themselves stepping into the injured monkey's role. While Aviva nurses the monkey back to health, Chris and Martin must keep the troop together and soon discover the important communication function of the proboscis monkeys strangest feature - his huge, droopy, bulbous nose! They uncover some of the different methods animals utilize to communicate important information to each other. D
6:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Mimic"  While exploring why some animals mimic the looks of others, Martin and Chris encounter a cheetah cub and its mom. But before they know it, evil fashion designer, Donita Donata, 'cat-naps' the startled mom right in front of their eyes. The Wild Kratts team springs into action on a rescue mission before Donita adds the momma cheetah to her new fall line. D
7:00 pm 
Odd Squad  "The O Team/Show Me The Money"  The O Team - Security agents Owen and Ohio secretly provide backup on a case so they can have a pizza party. Curriculum: Symmetry. Show Me The Money - When an unlucky coin is accidentally released into the public, the agents must retrieve it before the world ends. D
7:30 pm 
Odd Squad  "Oscar Strikes Back"  Oscar Strikes Back - In this two-part episode, Oscar attends a gathering of Odd Squad scientists called Lab-Con at Odd Squad Academy. Curriculum: Place value and multi-addend addition. D
8:00 pm 
Arthur  "Arthur Vs. The Piano/The Big Blow-Up"  Arthur gets stage fright during a rehearsal. Will he be able to get through his recital without any mistakes? In the second story, can Francine and the Brain put aside their differences for the good of the soccer team? Probably not -- so Arthur and Buster decide to "write" some wrongs. D
8:30 pm 
Arthur  "Buster's Garden of Grief/Through The Looking Glasses"  Buster's Garden of Grief - With Fritz gone, Buster is in charge of the community garden, but it proves to be too much for just one person. Can Buster and his friends put the "community" back in community gardening or will it end up getting paved over? Through the Looking Glasses - Arthur can't find his glasses and has to get new ones, but all the attention he is getting from these new hipper glasses has gone straight to his head! Buster figures that it's up to him to get the old Arthur back. D
9:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Cinderella's Slippery Slippers"  Cinderella (Lucy Liu) doesn't want to open her new shoe store and be a princess anymore, she just wants to play. She meets Rosita who would love to play with her but Cinderella's fancy shoes make it difficult. Rosita suggests that she get a pair of sneakers like hers from the new shoe store. D
9:30 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Trains, Submarines and Zeppelins: Part 1/Part 2"  When Mr. Pteranodon and Larry go out to the Big Pond to find some red platanoids for the Winter Solstice Celebration, they accidentally miss the last train home. Will Larry and Mr. Pteranodon stop bickering long enough to figure out a way home, or will they get stranded in the middle of nowhere and miss the family Winter Solstice Celebration? Educational Objective: The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year. D
10:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "What's at the Center of the Earth? Layers!/What's at the Center of the Earth? Fossils!"  "What's at the Center of the Earth? Layers!" -- The Conductor takes the Pteranodon family on a very special journey on a new invention - the Drill Engine Train - in search of the perfect spot for a new Underground Dinosaur Train Station! Don is THRILLED to be venturing into the BIGGEST HOLE THE EARTH HAS EVER KNOWN! Shiny is nervous to be underground, until they meet a new friend (a Mesozoic Mole named NATASHA NECROLESTES), who teaches them all about the different layers of the Earth. Story A Educational Objectives: The Earth has several layers - the crust (a thin, solid outermost layer), the mantle (the deeper, denser layer), and the core (the super dense center that's as hot as the sun). Also, a Necrolestes is a type of Mesozoic mole. D
10:30 pm 
Splash and Bubbles: Pole-To-Pole   Narwhales and penguins and humpbacks, oh my! The Reeftown Rangers set off on a migratory adventure from the Antarctic to the Arctic in this SPLASH AND BUBBLES event. D
11:30 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Margaret's First Chime Time/Tiger Family Fun"  Margaret's First Chime Time - Today, the Tiger Family is taking Margaret to the Clock Factory for her very first "Chime Time!" As they travel to the Clock Factory, Daniel notices how other families in the Neighborhood spend time together. Tiger Family Fun - Daniel and his family head to the Enchanted Garden, only to find Miss Elaina and her family doing one of their special family traditions: pick-your-own-dinner! The Tiger family joins in, and even add a few traditions of their own! Strategy: I like to be with my family. D

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