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9:30 am 
This American Land  "Rescuing Amphibians, Yellowstone Snowmobiles, Saltwater Fishing"  Teens from big cities join a new program to recruit them for careers in the National Park Service. Researchers rescue endangered frogs, toads and salamanders from a deadly fungal disease. The amount of wintertime snowmobile traffic has become an ongoing issue in Yellowstone National Park.G

10:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Roast Beef Dinner"  Chris visits the local butcher to learn about top sirloin. Then, Bridget shows Chris how to make affordable Roast Beef and Whipped Potatoes. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's tips and techniques for cooking with salt. D

10:30 am 
Tracks Ahead  "Adobe Mountain Railroad Park"  Visit one of the largest model railroad clubs in the country where you'll find a gauge for everyone; visit a mountain top in the Peach State where a husband and wife have built a dream layout; ride an Idaho rail line up the scenic gorge of the Payette River; and look in at a huge 7 and a half inch gauge railroad operation. D

11:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   Primitive Quartet; Takeharu Kunimoto & the Last Frontier. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Super Maria"  Gordon is busy trying to fix lots of things at 123 Sesame Street. Susan tells him that he should think about getting a superintendent - someone who takes care of buildings and fixes things that are broken. Gordon insists that he doesn't need any help. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "The Old Spinosaurus & The Sea/A Spiky Tail Tale"  The Old Spinosaurus & the Sea - Dad takes the kids on the Dinosaur Train to fish in a new place, where they meet a huge, grumpy old dinosaur, called a Spinosaurus, that doesn't want the kids in his Sea. Eventually the kids befriend him, and they teach each other their own unique way to catch fish. A Spiky Tail Tale - Buddy and Tiny help settle an argument between Morris Stegosaurus and Alvin Allosaurus, two very big dinosaurs - one with a very spiky tail, the other with a mouthful of sharp teeth. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Prince and the Pauper"  Whyatt thinks his house is too loud while Princess Pea believes her home is too quiet! Would the friends be better-off if they switched places? To look for a solution, Super Why and his friends encounter two friends just as they are about to switch houses. A prince on the farm and a pauper in a castle soon leads to chaos and confusion! Where will everyone be the happiest? Educational Objectives: To learn to appreciate where you're from. Kids will experiment with the alphabet, celebrate spelling and use the power to read to change the story. D

2:00 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

2:30 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

3:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Open Seas"  Develop skills to paint transparent and textured water in this open ocean scene.G

3:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play the folk standard "Go Tell It On The Mountain" and a jazzy chromatic ending. Featured guests include Bradley Sowash, Bobby Floyd and Andy LaVerne. D

4:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Saving Australia's Wild West"  When the Australian Wildlife Conservancy bought over 800,000 acres of a former cattle ranch for biodiversity conservation it created an ecological jewel that now attracts scientists from all over the world. The Desert Speaks heads down under to investigate the area that hopes to prove that aggressive management based on nature can restore the land. Host David Yetman hops on a plane to navigate his way into the former ranch known as Mornington Station. D

4:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Eyes of the Forest"  Traveling Idaho's forests and mountaintops, this episode tells the history of the state's fire tower lookouts, and visits with the contemporary watchers who still spend their summers in the remaining structures, providing the first alarm about growing fires.G

5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

6:00 pm 
Small Farm Rising   Right now, in our back yards, a new generation of farmers is redefining agriculture in America. Small, modern, sustainable and rooted in the community, these local farms are in the forefront of a movement growing across the nation. A family owned and operated farm produces award-winning goat milk cheeses; a farm powered solely by horses provides members with a full diet year-round; and two youthful entrepreneurs run an organic vegetable farm. D

7:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Hidden Europe   Steves reveals a dozen of his favorite overlooked European destinations. He travels to the cliff-hanging vistas of Civita, San Sebastian (Spain's Basque capital), the castle town of Cesky Krumlov, the Moroccan port of Tangier, and the well-preserved Italian fortress hill town of Lucca. He explores battle-scarred Mostar in Bosnia, the Alpine town of Hallstatt, the vibrant and unspoiled Volterra, the Danish isle of Aer?, and the the traffic-free Greek island of Hydra. Steves will be in the IdahoPTV studio during the live breaks in the first hour of the show.G

9:00 pm 
Wildflowers: Seeds of History   Discover the facts and legends behind the wildflowers that captivate us every spring. Go beyond the pretty faces to explore how wildflowers impact our food chain and their symbiosis to a healthy economy, wildlife, and ecological security.G

10:00 pm 
Himalaya with Michael Palin  "Leaping Tigers, Naked Nagas"  Palin follows the Yangtze River along Tiger Leaping Gorge and reaches the easternmost end of the Himalayas in Southwest China. He visits a celebrated Mosuo singer, gets a medical check-up with an octogenarian herbalist, and explores medieval Lijiang. He heads over Myanmar (Burma) to Nagaland in India. He meets reformed headhunters, visits tea estates, and loses a tug of war with an elephant. Part 5 of 6G

11:00 pm 
Small Farm Rising   Right now, in our back yards, a new generation of farmers is redefining agriculture in America. Small, modern, sustainable and rooted in the community, these local farms are in the forefront of a movement growing across the nation. A family owned and operated farm produces award-winning goat milk cheeses; a farm powered solely by horses provides members with a full diet year-round; and two youthful entrepreneurs run an organic vegetable farm. D

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