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January 9, 2013
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12:00 am 
Curiosity Quest  "Bike Making"  Join Joel on this sporty quest as he learns how BMX Bikes are made with Fit Bikes. Put your math skills to use for this intricate journey through the bike making world. D
12:30 am 
Curiosity Quest  "Cheerleading"  Join Joel on this quest as he learns what it's like to be a cheerleader from the co-ed cheer squad at Brigham Young University. Hold your breath as Joel attempts to safely complete a backflip. D
1:00 am 
Conquistadors with Michael Wood  "The Conquest of the Incas"  Wood goes high in the Andes of Peru. He travels ancient roads to follow in the footsteps of Francisco Pizarro who conquered the Incas in 1532. Part 2 of 4G
2:00 am 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "Human Defenses"  Humans and many animals have evolved multi-level defense strategies to defeat the invasion of microbial pathogens. This program examines the three coordinated levels of human defenses using visual analogies, animations, graphics and examples of specific diseases. D
2:30 am 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "Microbes In Human Disease"  The final program focuses on how microbes come into contact with humans, and the many factors that influence disease outbreaks around the globe. The recent outbreaks of the hantavirus are used as examples of our efforts to track infectious disease and the considerations necessary to control disease worldwide. D
3:00 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Earth's Structures"  Illustrates how bedrock responds to tectonic forces originating within Earth.G
3:30 am 
Economics U$A  "Stagflation"  Demand-pull and cost-push inflation: looking at the economic crises of the 1970's and the economic expansion of the 1990's. Updated 2002. D
4:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
4:30 am 
French In Action  "Entering School Zone III"  Over their third aperitif, Robert and Mireille are discussing education. Neither notices that a strange man in black has taken an interest in their conversation.G
5:00 am 
Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique  "Pain Relief: Foot Pain Workout"  NULL
5:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Clothes Don't Make The Dog/Short-Changed"  "Clothes Don't Make the Dog"--T-Bone gets a new sweater, but when Mac teases him about it, he gets too embarrassed to wear it. He realizes that it's not what he wears that makes others like him. "Short-Changed"--When family friend Skyscraper Jackson visits, Emily worries that Clifford prefers the attentions of a super-tall basketball player to the attentions of a short little girl. D
6:00 am 
Arthur  "Lights, Camera.... Opera!/All Worked Up"  Lights, Camera .Opera! - When Muffy's Dad gives her concert tickets, she couldn't be more excited, until she discovers that she's going to . gasp! . D
6:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey!/Martha and Truman Get Lost"  Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey! - Professor Monkey is coming to town to promote his craft books with co-author Beppo. Martha and Truman Get Lost - Truman needs Martha to help him find something he lost at Dog Head Lake.G
7:00 am 
Curious George  "Feeling Antsy/Maple Monkey Madness"  Feeling Antsy - George loves starting the day off with a big breakfast, but more food lands on the floor than in his mouth. As George cleans up his mess, he spots an army of ants, something the Man with the Yellow Hat warned his messy monkey about. With some help from his friend Hundley, can a monkey and dog come up with a plan to get rid of the unwelcome houseguests or does George have hundreds of new roommates? Maple Monkey Madness - George pours the last drop of maple syrup on his pancakes, leaving the Man with the Yellow Hat with a dry stack of flapjacks. D
7:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "No Night Today/Fun in the Sun"  No Night Today - Nick and Sally want to keep playing, but it's getting dark. Why does nighttime have to come? The Cat knows someone who can answer that question - Astronaut Audrey! With a trip to her International Space Station and a large model of the solar system, the kids learn that it's the earth's spinning near the sun that makes it night or day. Fun in the Sun - Phew it's hot! Too hot to play outside. D
8:00 am 
Super Why!  "Beauty and the Beast"  "Grrr! Stomp!" is all Princess Pea hears on her playdate with Wolfy and she can't figure out why he's so angry! The Super Readers zip into the story of Beauty and the Beast and get to know the Beast himself! He isn't so "beastly" after all and if only he could turn down his roaring, Beauty might figure out they're not as different as she thinks. Educational Objectives: To learn about the right way to speak to friends, practice the alphabet, and rhyme with "ake" words. Kids will find out that the power to read can change the story!. D
8:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Have You Heard About The Herd?/Jess Hesperornis"  Have You Heard About the Herd? - Tiny and Buddy are psyched to go to the Cretaceous Picnic Grounds where they meet Ernie Einiosaurus, who shows them how he lives in a large herd! Ernie introduces the Pteranodons to a herding game that makes even Mrs. Pteranodon put on her game face! Jess Hesperornis - The Pteranodons venture to the Big Pond to find out if dinosaurs can live in the water. Their quandaries are quenched when they meet Jess Hesperornis, who turns out to be not only a water dwelling dino, but a bird as well!. D
9:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Letter R Mystery"  Detective Alfie Betts is on vacation at Sesame Street and is enjoying a plate of raisin raspberry ravioli when Telly rushes in very upset because his robot and remote are missing. Then Leela enters looking for her rake and roses. When the raisin raspberry ravioli disappears, too, Detective Alfie Betts decides it's time to investigate to find out why things keep going missing. D
10:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel Waits For Show And Tell/A Night Out At The Restaurant"  Daniel Waits for Show and Tell - Daniel is so excited to share a book he made with his class at "show and tell," but he's finding it very difficult to wait. He finds that singing on Trolley, playing during science time and imagining make the waiting much easier! A Night Out at the Restaurant - Daniel and his family are going out to dinner, and Katerina is coming too. Daniel and Katerina have a hard time waiting at the restaurant, but soon learn ways to make the waiting time easier. D
10:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Reused Robot!"  Sid's toy robot is broken, so he wants to throw it "away." Sid's Mom tells him there is no such thing as "away," and when we put something in the trash, we are actually creating waste. Sid and his friends explore the idea that everything we throw away goes somewhere. D
11:00 am 
WordWorld  "Bed Bugs/Snug As A Bug"  Bed Bugs - When the bugs accidentally break Frog's brand new bed, they scramble to put it back together and make things right. Just one problem. They can't tell the letters 'b' and 'd' apart! Can they figure out which letter is which - and rebuild Frog's bed - before Frog returns home? Snug as a Bug - Frog helps insomniac Bug figure out the end of the rhyme "snug as a bug in a . D
11:30 am 
Caillou  "Old and New"  While at Grandma and Grandpa's house, Caillou looks for a special hiding place. Grandpa shows Caillou the special place his Daddy used to hide in when he was Caillou's age. Caillou is very excited about the neighborhood rummage sale until he's asked to figure out what he'd like to contribute. D
12:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Lights, Camera, Action, A Movie Adventure"  Grace's food drive isn't going too well. Melanie decides to help her friend out by putting on a movie premier for a canned food admission price. When Baby Bop, BJ, and Riff try to help Melanie, they come up with different ideas that lead up to a cacophony of topsy-turvy events. D
12:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "A Friend In Need"  The Monster of Brendamdocks - Percy is at Brendam Docks to pick up new table and chairs for Dowager Hatt's house. The boat is late so Percy has to wait. Fog rolls in and the story says that's when the Monster of Brendam can be seen. D
1:00 pm 
Curious George  "Feeling Antsy/Maple Monkey Madness"  Feeling Antsy - George loves starting the day off with a big breakfast, but more food lands on the floor than in his mouth. As George cleans up his mess, he spots an army of ants, something the Man with the Yellow Hat warned his messy monkey about. With some help from his friend Hundley, can a monkey and dog come up with a plan to get rid of the unwelcome houseguests or does George have hundreds of new roommates? Maple Monkey Madness - George pours the last drop of maple syrup on his pancakes, leaving the Man with the Yellow Hat with a dry stack of flapjacks. D
1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey!/Martha and Truman Get Lost"  Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey! - Professor Monkey is coming to town to promote his craft books with co-author Beppo. Martha and Truman Get Lost - Truman needs Martha to help him find something he lost at Dog Head Lake.G
2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Friends Or Aunts"  Annie Scrambler and her aunt go head-to-head with Lisa and Hector on a semi-popular game show. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Lady Redundant Woman/A Game of Cat and Mouse"  Lady Redundant Woman - All Beatrice Bixby wants is to be named manager of the local copy shop where she works. But one day when she merges with a photocopier she becomes Lady Redundant Woman. A Game of Cat and Mouse - Just when it seems like nothing can stop Dr 2 Brains from transforming hair gel into cream cheese, WordGirl teams up with the newest resident of 2 Brain's old science lab - Professor Tubing. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Secrets of the Spider's Web"  When the creature adventuring Kratt Brothers take a nasty tumble, the Wild Kratts sets off on a mission to find and recreate one of the greatest of all biotech engineering secrets. Spider silk. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Poddleville Case"  (topic: Patterns) - The diabolical Hacker wreaks havoc when he steals the power pods of Poddleville, a cybercity filled with patterns. Our heroes must use math and logic to crack the double pattern that unlocks the Poddles' cyberpower vault before Hacker and his henchmen do! The Big Idea: Patterns are sequences that repeat or change in an orderly way. You can use patterns to predict the next step in solving a problem. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "The Ol' Shell Game"  Ruff gets a phone call from his friend Crush, the sea turtle from Disney's Finding Nemo, who tells him that his turtle friends are in trouble. Ruff sends Marco and Shreya to Florida to learn about turtles and help turtle hatchlings on the beach. He also sends Jay to be a contestant on a mysterious radio game show, which turns out to be a little unfair. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Lights, Camera.... Opera!/All Worked Up"  Lights, Camera .Opera! - When Muffy's Dad gives her concert tickets, she couldn't be more excited, until she discovers that she's going to . gasp! . D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Friends Or Aunts"  Annie Scrambler and her aunt go head-to-head with Lisa and Hector on a semi-popular game show. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Getting ready for the next big financial drama in Washington: the fight over raising the debt ceiling. NBR's Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh has more on what could be a long battle ahead. With its reputation already on the ropes, AIG decides not to sue Uncle Sam. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Nature  "Cuba: The Accidental Eden"  In 2008, NATURE produced "Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean" revealing how the isolation of Cold War politics accidently protected the island's ecosystems and wildlife. Now NATURE returns to compare contemporary Cuba with Caribbean neighbors, who have poisoned or paved over their ecological riches, and to speculate how Cuba's natural treasures are now facing an onslaught by the 21st century.G
8:00 pm 
NOVA  "Decoding Neanderthals"  A team led by geneticist Svante Paabo announces in 2010 they have reconstructed much of the Neanderthal genome, and the analysis shows modern humans and their Neanderthal cousins interbred widely outside Africa. The film looks at these findings and a range of new evidence for Neanderthal self-expression and language.G
9:00 pm 
Life On Fire  "Volcano Doctors"  The Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Colombia, Chile and Italy all have large populations living at the foot of active volcanoes. To avoid disasters, volcanologists are asked to anticipate and warn, to be prophets and to analyze the volcanoes' slightest tremors.G
10:00 pm 
Hustle   Danny plays art dealer, and they enlist the help of a skilled forger, when they pick sharp-tongued gallery owner, Meredith Gates, a fan of artist Piet Mondran, as their next mark.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
12:00 am 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Dead Men's Tales"  Alda meets scientists reconstructing mysterious past events from the evidence of excavated remains. Stories include the mysterious destruction of the Jamestown colony and the unconfirmed hanging of outlaw Wild Bill Longley. D
1:00 am 
History Detectives   HISTORY DETECTIVES tells four stories of our nation's beginning. First, Eduardo Pagan starts with a simple bill of sale for a 17-year old "negro girl" and learns how young Willoby's life unfolds from being property to owning property. Then Gwen Wright traces a powder horn from a muddy Minnesota field to a military captain in Massachusetts during the American Revolution. D
2:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Salmon River Lodges & Legacies"  This special travels the Salmon River, stopping each night at a historic lodge to meet the people, who continue in the footsteps of hearty pioneers in the wild heart of Idaho. Each stop reveals a rich history. Rafters, guides, boat operators and residents all reveal how they are drawn to the river repeatedly - or permanently.G
2:30 am 
Dialogue  "Doris Kearns Goodwin: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks with host Marcia Franklin about the lessons we can learn from Abraham Lincoln.G
3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Hat Contest"  Today on Sesame Street it's Who Can Wear the Most Hats on Their Head Day! Elmo and Zoe are play against each other, while Chris and Alan help add more and more hats. The Hat Check Girl is also there to help count the total number of hats on each of Elmo and Zoe's heads. Elmo and Zoe are tied at the end of every round! They also have to complete challenges while wearing the hats on their heads such as saying the alphabet while standing on one leg and estimating the amount of hats they have. D
4:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Fruit Picking Day/Daniel Is Big Enough to Help Dad"  Fruit Picking Day - Daniel and his friends are enjoying a Fruit Festival in the Enchanted Garden. Prince Wednesday grows upset because his big brother Prince Tuesday can pick the highest fruit off the tree branches, but he can't. He wishes he wasn't so little! Then, when the festival-goers spot a very special magical golden pear on the ground, Prince Wednesday is the only one little enough to reach it. D
4:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey!/Martha and Truman Get Lost"  Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey! - Professor Monkey is coming to town to promote his craft books with co-author Beppo. Martha and Truman Get Lost - Truman needs Martha to help him find something he lost at Dog Head Lake.G
5:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Jack White"  White Stripes leader Jack White performs in support of his solo LP Blunderbuss.G
6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Norway's West: Fjords, Mountains and Bergen"  Rick sails under towering fjord cliffs, hikes on glaciers and finds surviving traditions in remote farm hamlets. He delves into Hanseatic heritage and takes in the salty hospitality of Norway's historic capitol, Bergen.G
6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Pacific Rim With Rudy Maxa  "Sydney"  Australia's stunning metropolis, Sydney seduces with its glorious harbor, carefree attitude and sunny beaches. From the Opera house to the Harbor Bridge to Circular Quay Rudy basks in the sights along the harbor. Then, it's pub hopping in the old Rocks quarter, admiring aboriginal art, and a watery adventure at the aquarium. D
7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "The Lost Palm Weavers of Sonora"  The Opatas were probably the largest aboriginal group in what is now Sonora, Mexico but by the 1950s anthropologists could not locate a single speaker of the native language. While the people may be extinct, the Opatas left behind numerous traditions. Join the search in Buena Vista, Sonora for the descendants of Opata palm weavers and explore the tradition of native palm weaving that has survived through the centuries. D
7:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Gnocchi with Crab and Truffle and Char-grilled Redfish with Corn and Ginger Salad. D
8:00 am 
America's Heartland   California farmers and environmentalist work to save waterfowl; A Florida woman rancher is honored for promoting agriculture; A sweet harvest from the trees at a Texas pecan farm; Getting your kids to eat healthier foods. D
8:30 am 
New Scandinavian Cooking  "Yesterday's Food for the Future"  Andreas visits Rygge, the "vegetable garden" of southeastern Norway, to prepare a traditional menu of root vegetables, goat and hen. Andreas cooks parsley root cream with smoked salmon, and follows it with fricassee of hen, and finally, roast goat. Andreas explains how to make these traditional dishes with modern substitutes. D
9:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Chocolate Torte"  Host Christopher Kimball visits the Hotel Sacher Vienna to taste Sacher torte, and test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows him how to make foolproof Chocolate Torte at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of baking chocolate. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best nut choppers. D
9:30 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Back to the Barn"  Allen has two barns on his rural property, both transformed to become part of the garden home. He shows before and after photos and tells how they are used.G
10:00 am 
Live from the Artists Den  "Mayer Hawthorne"  At the start of this performance at the Grand Ballroom of the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, Hawthorne announces to the invitation-only crowd of 400 that "tonight, the secret word is fun." He and his band, The Country, blaze through two dozen songs, in his updated classic soul style, infused with everything from doo-wop to hip-hop. Songs include selections from a new album, How Do You Do, and fan favorites such as "Green Eyed Love."G
11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Letter R Mystery"  Detective Alfie Betts is on vacation at Sesame Street and is enjoying a plate of raisin raspberry ravioli when Telly rushes in very upset because his robot and remote are missing. Then Leela enters looking for her rake and roses. When the raisin raspberry ravioli disappears, too, Detective Alfie Betts decides it's time to investigate to find out why things keep going missing. D
12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Have You Heard About The Herd?/Jess Hesperornis"  Have You Heard About the Herd? - Tiny and Buddy are psyched to go to the Cretaceous Picnic Grounds where they meet Ernie Einiosaurus, who shows them how he lives in a large herd! Ernie introduces the Pteranodons to a herding game that makes even Mrs. Pteranodon put on her game face! Jess Hesperornis - The Pteranodons venture to the Big Pond to find out if dinosaurs can live in the water. Their quandaries are quenched when they meet Jess Hesperornis, who turns out to be not only a water dwelling dino, but a bird as well!. D
12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Goldilocks and the Three Bears: The Mystery"  There's a mystery in Storybrook Village - the case of the broken guitar strings! Jack thinks Whyatt is the culprit, but he knows he's innocent! The Super Readers fly into the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and meet up with Goldilocks, who is just as determined to prove that she didn't make the mess in the Three Bears' house! What will it take for Goldilocks, and Whyatt, to convince everyone they're telling the truth? Educational Objectives: To learn strategies for convincing someone, explore the practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. D
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "No Night Today/Fun in the Sun"  No Night Today - Nick and Sally want to keep playing, but it's getting dark. Why does nighttime have to come? The Cat knows someone who can answer that question - Astronaut Audrey! With a trip to her International Space Station and a large model of the solar system, the kids learn that it's the earth's spinning near the sun that makes it night or day. Fun in the Sun - Phew it's hot! Too hot to play outside. D
1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Falcon City"  The Kratt brothers are itching to fly with the world's fastest animal, the Peregrine falcon, which can hit top speeds of 240 mph. But their efforts are side-tracked when the rest of the Wild Kratts team challenges them to find the falcon in the city instead of in the wild, and Chris' Creature Power Suit is accidentally activated with Pigeon Powers ! But then they discover that Zach is sending his Zachbots to clean off a building that has a peregrine falcon nests with chicks! Martin and Chris must activate their Peregrine falcons powers and harness the force of gravity to pull off a high flying creature rescue!. D
2:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Salmon River Lodges & Legacies"  This special travels the Salmon River, stopping each night at a historic lodge to meet the people, who continue in the footsteps of hearty pioneers in the wild heart of Idaho. Each stop reveals a rich history. Rafters, guides, boat operators and residents all reveal how they are drawn to the river repeatedly - or permanently.G
2:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Doris Kearns Goodwin: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks with host Marcia Franklin about the lessons we can learn from Abraham Lincoln.G
3:00 pm 
Bluegrass Underground  "Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver"  Singer/mandolinist Doyle Lawson is yet another deserving winner of a National Heritage Fellowship (2006). Lawson's band is known as the School of Bluegrass for its many high-profile alumni. This latest batch of hot young pickers lives up to that legacy, as Lawson leads them through state-of-the-art traditional and progressive bluegrass, as well as some of the most compelling a cappella Gospel harmonizing seen or heard anywhere. D
3:30 pm 
Music Voyager  "From D.C. to Cajun Country"  Music Voyager host Jacob Edgar continues his Road to a GRAMMY journey by meeting up with GRAMMY winner India. Arie in Washington D.C. Dobet Gnahore, a stunning singer from west Africa, who shares a GRAMMY nomination with India. D
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   The surprise visit of a new Post Office inspector, who notices every deviation from post office regulations, causes consternation and threatens jobs. Robert takes on an artistic labor of love that leads to a new assignment. Laura loses an important parcel.G
6:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Dark Autumn, Part 1"  In the village of Goodman's Land, postman Dave Cutler is murdered while on an early morning round. With the help of local community WPC Jay Nast, Barnaby and Troy's investigations reveal that Cutler was the local Romeo. Signs first point to a jealous husband or jilted lover as the culprit. Part 1 of 2G
7:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey (S3 E1)"  In the wake of the Great War, Crawley family members face wrenching social change and grave financial issues. Guests descend on Downton Abbey for the wedding of Lady Mary and Matthew. One guest is Cora's freewheeling American mother, Martha Levinson, who tries to loosen up her in-laws. Part 1 of 7G
9:00 pm 
New Tricks  "Power House"  In the wake of new evidence, Hannah wants her grandfather, who was hung for murder, exonerated and posthumously pardoned. Her grandfather worked at the Battersea Power Station, and now the team looks at additional jobs the furnaces there might have handled.G
10:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   The surprise visit of a new Post Office inspector, who notices every deviation from post office regulations, causes consternation and threatens jobs. Robert takes on an artistic labor of love that leads to a new assignment. Laura loses an important parcel.G
11:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Dark Autumn, Part 1"  In the village of Goodman's Land, postman Dave Cutler is murdered while on an early morning round. With the help of local community WPC Jay Nast, Barnaby and Troy's investigations reveal that Cutler was the local Romeo. Signs first point to a jealous husband or jilted lover as the culprit. Part 1 of 2G
12:00 am 
French In Action  "Entertainment IV"  At Fouquet's on the Champs-Elysees, Mireille and Robert, joined by Hubert and Jean-Pierre, talk about theatre in Paris. And the man in black is seen behaving strangely again.G
12:30 am 
French In Action  "Entertainment V"  Our four characters are discussing entertainment while the man in black sends signals in Morse Code with his eyes. Jean- Pierre argues the merits of the circus, and a strange nun replaces the strange man.G
1:00 am 
Western Tradition  "Alexander The Great"  For a brief moment, his empire rules the world from Greece to India.G
1:30 am 
Western Tradition  "The Hellenistic Age"  After the break-up of Alexander's empire, a series of Hellenistic kingdoms extends Greek culture throughout the Mediterranean world.G
2:00 am 
Biography of America, A  "New City"  Professor Miller explores the tension between the messy vitality of cities that grow on their own and those where orderly growth is planned. Chicago -- with Hull House, the World's Columbian Exposition, the new female workforce, the skyscraper, the department store, and unfettered capitalism -- is the place to watch a new world in the making at the turn of the century. D
2:30 am 
Biography of America, A  "West"  Professor Scharff continues the story of Jefferson's Empire of Liberty. Railroads and ranchers, rabble-rousers and racists populate America's distant frontiers, and Native Americans are displaced from their homelands. Feminists gain a foothold in their fight for the right to vote, while farmers organize and the Populist Party appears on the American political landscape. D
3:00 am 
DragonflyTV  "Sound"  Brittney and Maggie explore communication using the bumpin' backdrop of a volleyball game. Tarissa and Sabrina pump up the volume, grabbing a decibel meter to monitor the sometimes dangerous sounds in their favorite New York City hang-outs. And DRAGONFLY TV asks: How can you turn sheet music without using your hands?. D
3:30 am 
Biz Kid$  "What's in the Books?"  Poor recordkeeping adds up to lost money. This episode examines bookkeeping and accounting, income and expenses, profit and loss, and gives tips on how to get over math anxiety (in case you have it). Meet the youngest Harlem Globetrotter who does a slam dunk with his books. D
4:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Permaculture (Raleigh, NC & Americus, GA)"  Beyond organic gardening, permaculture incorporates those practices and more, drawing from a number of agricultural disciplines by incorporating organic farm practices, agroforestry, integrated farming and ecology. D
4:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Secrets of the Spider's Web"  When the creature adventuring Kratt Brothers take a nasty tumble, the Wild Kratts sets off on a mission to find and recreate one of the greatest of all biotech engineering secrets. Spider silk. D
5:00 am 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "High 5 - 5 Ingredient Mains"  The fewer the ingredients, the faster dinner gets to the table - that's why Sara's rustled up some delicious recipes featuring only 5 ingredients, and boy are they good! Try the Roasted Salmon with Hot Mustard Cracker Topping - crunchy on the outside and oh so tender on the inside. Buffalo Rice mixes the best tastes of Buffalo chicken wings - hot sauce, blue cheese, celery, crispy chicken - in a quick and flavorful rice bowl. Sauteed Duck Breasts have an Apricot Szechuan Peppercorn Sauce that's packed with sweet and spicy flavors. D
5:30 am 
Art of Food with Wendy Brodie  "Table Setting I"  Brodie demonstrates the diverse styles, history and customs of table settings. Her special guest, table settings expert Baroness Suzanne von Drachenfels, has served as a consultant to the White House's social secretary. D
6:00 am 
OpenRoad  "Exploring The West"  Alaska Wild - Doug gets up-close and personal with Alaska Brown Bears in the remote McNeil River Preserve and kayaks in Glacier Bay Alaska with humpback whales and calving glaciers. Best of the West - Road trips - Tioga Pass in California, the Zion to Moab loop in Utah and Arizona and the Dalton Highway to the Arctic Ocean in Alaska. Legend of the West - Car artist, Harold Blank. D
6:30 am 
New Fly Fisher  "Kesagami Lodge"  Host Colin McKeown is looking for Northern Pike. Learn all about this species and see if he can find the perfect fish. D
7:00 am 
Ask This Old House  "Restoring Terrazzo Floors/Repairing a Cracked Floor Joist"  Host Kevin O'Connor heads to Del Ray Beach, Florida, to restore terrazzo floors. Then, Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner repair a cracked floor joist. D
7:30 am 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Console Table/HDTV Stand"  NULL
8:00 am 
GardenSMART   Urban gardens can make a huge impact in their community. Not only do neighbors take pride in their beauty but their bounty often opens a completely new range of food to the neighborhood. GardenSMART meets two very interesting, very talented gardeners, committed to improving their neighborhood. D
8:30 am 
Katie Brown Workshop  "A Perfect Shower"  Celebrate life's special moments with simple projects - a flower box invitation and a row of roses - and recipes for turkey sausage skewers, tapenade puff pastries and crab crostini. D
9:00 am 
It's Sew Easy  "Patterns"  Learn how to alter or adapt patterns for a personal style. The show begins with fashions from designer Valerie Mayen of Project Runway fame. She brings style to new levels from her own pattern designs. D
9:30 am 
Best of Simply Painting: Across Europe  "Celtic Cross and Church"  Nestling in the foothills, Frank paints this iconic Irish subject in a quiet country graveyard. D
10:00 am 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "Farmers' Market"  Caprial and John bring home treasures from local growers. They showcase their finds in fresh crab cocktail with roasted pepper coulis.G
10:30 am 
Taste This!  "A Sit Down with David Burke"  Chef Joe visits one of David Burke's newest Manhattan restaurants. The concept of this restaurant is from farm to table using the fresh, healthy ingredients to create tasteful dishes. Back in his own kitchen, Chef Joe prepares Sashimi and a roasted Salmon wrap with potatoes. D
11:00 am 
Invitation to World Literature  "The Epic of Gilgamesh"  The first known human story is that of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk. Images of artifacts from ancient Iraq mix with beautiful illustrations, dance, and costume to tell of the relations between gods and mortals, the search for friendship, love, and immortality. Featured cast members include Assyriologist Ben Foster, comic book illustrator Jim Starlin, and poet and playwright Yusef Komunyakaa. D
11:30 am 
Invitation to World Literature  "My Name Is Red"  Both an historical novel and a graphic murder mystery set among the miniaturists of the Ottaman court. With its focus on Istambul, a major crossroads of the world, it tells of the artistic/cultural contest between Europe and the East. Cast members include the book's Nobel-prize winning author, Orhan Pamuk, and its English translator, Erdag Goknar. D
12:00 pm 
French In Action  "Entertainment IV"  At Fouquet's on the Champs-Elysees, Mireille and Robert, joined by Hubert and Jean-Pierre, talk about theatre in Paris. And the man in black is seen behaving strangely again.G
12:30 pm 
French In Action  "Entertainment V"  Our four characters are discussing entertainment while the man in black sends signals in Morse Code with his eyes. Jean- Pierre argues the merits of the circus, and a strange nun replaces the strange man.G
1:00 pm 
Western Tradition  "Alexander The Great"  For a brief moment, his empire rules the world from Greece to India.G
1:30 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Hellenistic Age"  After the break-up of Alexander's empire, a series of Hellenistic kingdoms extends Greek culture throughout the Mediterranean world.G
2:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "New City"  Professor Miller explores the tension between the messy vitality of cities that grow on their own and those where orderly growth is planned. Chicago -- with Hull House, the World's Columbian Exposition, the new female workforce, the skyscraper, the department store, and unfettered capitalism -- is the place to watch a new world in the making at the turn of the century. D
2:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "West"  Professor Scharff continues the story of Jefferson's Empire of Liberty. Railroads and ranchers, rabble-rousers and racists populate America's distant frontiers, and Native Americans are displaced from their homelands. Feminists gain a foothold in their fight for the right to vote, while farmers organize and the Populist Party appears on the American political landscape. D
3:00 pm 
DragonflyTV  "Sound"  Brittney and Maggie explore communication using the bumpin' backdrop of a volleyball game. Tarissa and Sabrina pump up the volume, grabbing a decibel meter to monitor the sometimes dangerous sounds in their favorite New York City hang-outs. And DRAGONFLY TV asks: How can you turn sheet music without using your hands?. D
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "What's in the Books?"  Poor recordkeeping adds up to lost money. This episode examines bookkeeping and accounting, income and expenses, profit and loss, and gives tips on how to get over math anxiety (in case you have it). Meet the youngest Harlem Globetrotter who does a slam dunk with his books. D
4:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Friends Or Aunts"  Annie Scrambler and her aunt go head-to-head with Lisa and Hector on a semi-popular game show. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Poddleville Case"  (topic: Patterns) - The diabolical Hacker wreaks havoc when he steals the power pods of Poddleville, a cybercity filled with patterns. Our heroes must use math and logic to crack the double pattern that unlocks the Poddles' cyberpower vault before Hacker and his henchmen do! The Big Idea: Patterns are sequences that repeat or change in an orderly way. You can use patterns to predict the next step in solving a problem. D
5:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Philadelphia: It All Happens on Philadelphia's 9th Street"  NULL
5:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Fried Chicken and Biscuits"  Chris and Bridget visit Princes in Nashville to try their famous Nashville Hot Chicken. They return to the kitchen determined to replicate the top-secret recipe. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of whole kosher dill pickles. D
6:00 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "The Skelligs, Co Kerry"  NULL
6:30 pm 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Naturally Vegetarian Mexican"  Forget soy and tofu; these are authentic Mexican recipes where produce, fruits and vegetables are naturally the stars. Zucchini Soup with Tortilla Crisps; Cactus Paddle Tostadas; Fluffy Plantain and Pecan Bread. D
7:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Restoring Terrazzo Floors/Repairing a Cracked Floor Joist"  Host Kevin O'Connor heads to Del Ray Beach, Florida, to restore terrazzo floors. Then, Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner repair a cracked floor joist. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Iran:Tehran and Side Trips"  Rick visits Tehran and a small village for a look at some of civilization's important historical sites and a sense of Iran's 21st-century culture.G
8:00 pm 
Equitrekking  "Alberta"  Equitrekking host Darley Newman travels to Alberta, Canada to experience Western adventure and stunning natural scenery. In Kananaskis, Darley treks amid the beautiful snow-capped Canadian Rockies with a longtime Alberta cowboy, conquering high altitudes and an August hailstorm. Next, Darley experiences the fast-paced Calgary Stampede with its equestrian competitions, Western art, rodeos and surprisingly diverse food offerings. D
8:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Philadelphia: It All Happens on Philadelphia's 9th Street"  NULL
9:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Fried Chicken and Biscuits"  Chris and Bridget visit Princes in Nashville to try their famous Nashville Hot Chicken. They return to the kitchen determined to replicate the top-secret recipe. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of whole kosher dill pickles. D
9:30 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Cooking In Wine Country"  Ever dream of owning a winery? Don and Tru Miller made their dreams come true 12 years ago when they built Adobe Guadalupe in the Valle de Guadalupe. Rick's dream of cooking in their stunning kitchen, with its handmade wood-fired oven, comes true this season when he cooks for the Millers and other local winemakers. Along the way, Rick shops for just-picked produce at the idyllic farm stand on the grounds of Mogor Baden Winery, artisanal cheeses at Rancho La Campana (a 100-year-old cheese cave) as well as for breads and olives at the charming Cremeria los Globos. D
10:00 pm 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "Ales and Lagers"  The Pences fix companion dishes for Northwest brews, including crispy mozzarella bruschetta and whole roasted New York strip loin with obsidian stout glaze.G
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Iran:Tehran and Side Trips"  Rick visits Tehran and a small village for a look at some of civilization's important historical sites and a sense of Iran's 21st-century culture.G
11:00 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Medidas Drasticas"  The Castillo family deals with a number of problems, including the hospitalization of Don Fernando.G
11:30 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Ha Habido Un Accidente"  Arturo arrives from Argentina and meets some members of the Castillo family.G
12:00 am 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
1:00 am 
1:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Michael Chiklis (actor). D
2:00 am 
Global Voices  "Carmen Meets Borat"  In "Carmen Meets Borat," director Mercedes Stalenhoef follows the life of 17-year-old Carmen. She lives in a gypsy village in Romania, where the men spend their days tying one on and exchanging coarse words in her father's bar. In the evenings, she watches a Spanish soap opera and dreams of a better life in Spain, where the men are romantic and decent. D
3:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
3:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Kyra Sedgwick (actress). D
4:00 am 
4:30 am 
Asia Insight   NULL
5:00 am 
Humble Beauty: Skid Row Artists   HUMBLE BEAUTY documents the ability of art to calm, inspire, ask questions or provide answers, and even help forge entirely new identities. The one-hour documentary follows a group of talented homeless and formerly homeless artists from the area of Los Angeles known as Skid Row, reportedly home to the largest concentration of indigent people in the United States. For four years, the filmmakers chronicled spontaneous moments from the artists' lives, captured intimate interviews and charted the evolution of their artwork. D
6:00 am 
POV  "Reportero"  "Reportero" follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon came to power and launched a government offensive against the country's powerful drug cartels and organized crime. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced?. D
7:00 am 
Frontline  "The Education of Michelle Rhee"  Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools, is one of the most admired and reviled school reformers in America. FRONTLINE was granted unprecedented access to Rhee during her tumultuous three-year tenure as she attempted to fix a broken school system. D
8:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
9:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Salmon River Lodges & Legacies"  This special travels the Salmon River, stopping each night at a historic lodge to meet the people, who continue in the footsteps of hearty pioneers in the wild heart of Idaho. Each stop reveals a rich history. Rafters, guides, boat operators and residents all reveal how they are drawn to the river repeatedly - or permanently.G
9:30 am 
Dialogue  "Doris Kearns Goodwin: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks with host Marcia Franklin about the lessons we can learn from Abraham Lincoln.G
10:00 am 
10:30 am 
Asia Insight   NULL
11:00 am 
Humble Beauty: Skid Row Artists   HUMBLE BEAUTY documents the ability of art to calm, inspire, ask questions or provide answers, and even help forge entirely new identities. The one-hour documentary follows a group of talented homeless and formerly homeless artists from the area of Los Angeles known as Skid Row, reportedly home to the largest concentration of indigent people in the United States. For four years, the filmmakers chronicled spontaneous moments from the artists' lives, captured intimate interviews and charted the evolution of their artwork. D
12:00 pm 
POV  "Reportero"  "Reportero" follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon came to power and launched a government offensive against the country's powerful drug cartels and organized crime. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced?. D
1:00 pm 
Frontline  "The Education of Michelle Rhee"  Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools, is one of the most admired and reviled school reformers in America. FRONTLINE was granted unprecedented access to Rhee during her tumultuous three-year tenure as she attempted to fix a broken school system. D
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Humble Beauty: Skid Row Artists   HUMBLE BEAUTY documents the ability of art to calm, inspire, ask questions or provide answers, and even help forge entirely new identities. The one-hour documentary follows a group of talented homeless and formerly homeless artists from the area of Los Angeles known as Skid Row, reportedly home to the largest concentration of indigent people in the United States. For four years, the filmmakers chronicled spontaneous moments from the artists' lives, captured intimate interviews and charted the evolution of their artwork. D
5:00 pm 
POV  "Reportero"  "Reportero" follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon came to power and launched a government offensive against the country's powerful drug cartels and organized crime. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced?. D
6:00 pm 
Frontline  "The Education of Michelle Rhee"  Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools, is one of the most admired and reviled school reformers in America. FRONTLINE was granted unprecedented access to Rhee during her tumultuous three-year tenure as she attempted to fix a broken school system. D
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Getting ready for the next big financial drama in Washington: the fight over raising the debt ceiling. NBR's Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh has more on what could be a long battle ahead. With its reputation already on the ropes, AIG decides not to sue Uncle Sam. D
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
POV  "Reportero"  "Reportero" follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon came to power and launched a government offensive against the country's powerful drug cartels and organized crime. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced?. D
11:00 pm 
Frontline  "The Education of Michelle Rhee"  Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools, is one of the most admired and reviled school reformers in America. FRONTLINE was granted unprecedented access to Rhee during her tumultuous three-year tenure as she attempted to fix a broken school system. D

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