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2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Victoria Best/Showdown at the Secret Spaceship Hideout"  Victoria Best - New student (and villain) Victoria Best wins all but one of the trophies at the school assembly. When Becky's trophy goes missing, WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face come up with a contest that will thwart Victoria's evil trophy stealing plans. Showdown at the Super Secret Spaceship Hideout - During the latest encounter between WordGirl and Dr. Two Brains, Two-Brains hits himself with his snooze-ray. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Cheetah Racer"  Chris and Martin announce that no creature or vehicle can travel as fast over the rough and tumble African savannah as the cheetah. Aviva takes the challenge and declares she will build a ground racer that can run even faster than a cheetah. Of course Zach wants to prove that he is a better inventor than Aviva and joins the race. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Snelfu Snafu (Pt. 2)"  The CyberSquad must find a way to bring Motherboard back to power and oust Hacker. Their friend Slider's invention "the Syncolator" is the answer - but some of the expensive parts are missing and they have limited funds. This is the biggest challenge the kids have ever faced, and if they fail now, Motherboard will be lost forever!. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "I'll Ruff and I'll Ruff and I'll Blow Your House Down"  Ruff sends DJ out to a dog obedience school to become an expert trainer while Noel, Sammy and Jay go to an engineering school to construct a new home for Chet. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Muffy's Classy Classics Club/Best Enemies"  Muffy's Classy Classics Club - Muffy buys all of the pretty books and pretty dolls in the Pretty Pioneers series, and invites her friends to join a pretty book club. But she can't take their criticisms that the books are, well, rather poorly written. Will the book club disband or can Muffy open up to new literary experiences? Best Enemies - Mom has new clients coming over and they have a daughter who is D.W. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Wordball Is My Oyster"  Lisa gets a case of stage fright when she's cast as the lead in Hector's play. Can Lisa overcome her fears in time to save the play, or will she have to give her part to Annie?. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, we're on the ground floor of J.C. Penney to find out what customers really think of the struggling retailer. And, Sir Richard Branson discusses everything from cheap tickets to competition in the industry. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Divine Women  "Handmaids of the Gods"  Bettany Hughes travels to the island of Lesbos to discover the truth behind the much sensationalized poet Sappho. Best known today for giving us the words sapphic and lesbian, in her own time Sappho fulfilled the important role of a priestess, channeling the power of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty and sexuality. Part 2 of 3G
8:00 pm 
American Masters  "Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character"  For 11 years, the wacky performer brought people together weekly through her television show during the divisive years of the 1960s and 1970s. She won - and sometimes broke - hearts with her edgy, always sympathetic, characters. She could fall down a fight of stairs or hold her own in a duet with Julie Andrews. This profile shows the many sides of this multifaceted performer.G
9:30 pm 
Erma Bombeck: Legacy of Laughter   This film examines the life and career of the late American humorist. Archival photographs, video clips and personal memorabilia trace Bombeck's life from her childhood during the Great Depression to her work as a women's rights activist. Interviews with family, friends and colleagues and readings from her work expand the portrait. Her neighbor, friend and former talk-show host Phil Donahue narrates the profile.G
10:00 pm 
Frontline  "Syria Behind The Lines"  FRONTLINE's Olly Lambert is the first Western filmmaker to spend an extended period living on both sides of Syria's sectarian frontline. He documents the realities of everyday life for rebels, government soldiers and civilians in the once peaceful area of Syria's heartland. The film is a portrait of a disintegrating nation and the dividing lines between communities and between life and death.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play an original composition entitled "Seasons Of Love," the signature intro to "Satin Doll" and how to cover your mistakes when playing. Featured artists include David Tolley, Jack Widner, Bobby Floyd and Bradley Sowash. D
3:00 pm 
NOVA  "Ancient Computer"  NOVA follows the detective work required to discover what may be the world's first computer, an unpromising-looking lump of metal found in 1901 in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck. Researchers used data from high-resolution, 360-degree X-ray scans to decipher markings in the corroded bronze fragments to determine that it is an astronomical calculator and eclipse predictor.G
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Ancient Computer"  NOVA follows the detective work required to discover what may be the world's first computer, an unpromising-looking lump of metal found in 1901 in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck. Researchers used data from high-resolution, 360-degree X-ray scans to decipher markings in the corroded bronze fragments to determine that it is an astronomical calculator and eclipse predictor.G
6:00 pm 
Everyday Edisons  "This Invention Really Sucks! (Your Carpet)"  When inventor, Ken Joyner, brought in his carpet sucker to the casting call, we thought this idea is so good, someone else must have already thought of it! His outrageous prototype had us snickering, but when it actually worked, we were impressed! Our development team used dozens of experimental prototypes and spilled all types of liquids onto countless carpet samples. We were amazed at how well Ken's invention extracted a variety of liquids out of carpet: wine, fruit punch, beet juice, even the liquid generated by our pets. Once our Everyday Edisons Engineering Team perfected a new prototype, our Design and Creative Team got together, spilled some more wine and pondered how to make the product look like and work like something retailers and consumers believed would actually suck, but not suck. D
6:30 pm 
Everyday Edisons  "Up in the Air Tubes"  In this episode we explore the physics of air versus springs in a device the inventor calls "Cardio Air Tubes." The inventor, Greg Bruce, is a bit of an exercise guru; a daily workout, eating right and a lifetime commitment to good health type of guy. Always in search of new and exciting exercise regimens, Greg went first to his shop and then to his gym and what he brought to the casting call was simple, yet very effective: two walking sticks, one in each hand that strengthens the upper body commensurate with the user's ability. D
7:00 pm 
Eat, Fast and Live Longer with Michael Mosley   With cameras in tow, the British journalist and physician starts his health-science travels across the U.S. by meeting researchers whose work enables him to test a new science-based dietary program that is easy for him to incorporate into normal life. His goal: to live longer, stay younger and lose weight.G
8:00 pm 
Pleasure and Pain   With his customary wit and wisdom, Michael Mosley looks at the fascinating worlds of pleasure and pain. Teasing out the precise neural circuitry that allows us to experience pleasure, Mosley discovers how pleasure is at the root of our ability to make sense of the world, and how it reinforces healthy behaviors such as eating, having sex and keeping warm.G
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Ancient Computer"  NOVA follows the detective work required to discover what may be the world's first computer, an unpromising-looking lump of metal found in 1901 in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck. Researchers used data from high-resolution, 360-degree X-ray scans to decipher markings in the corroded bronze fragments to determine that it is an astronomical calculator and eclipse predictor.G
10:00 pm 
Everyday Edisons  "This Invention Really Sucks! (Your Carpet)"  When inventor, Ken Joyner, brought in his carpet sucker to the casting call, we thought this idea is so good, someone else must have already thought of it! His outrageous prototype had us snickering, but when it actually worked, we were impressed! Our development team used dozens of experimental prototypes and spilled all types of liquids onto countless carpet samples. We were amazed at how well Ken's invention extracted a variety of liquids out of carpet: wine, fruit punch, beet juice, even the liquid generated by our pets. Once our Everyday Edisons Engineering Team perfected a new prototype, our Design and Creative Team got together, spilled some more wine and pondered how to make the product look like and work like something retailers and consumers believed would actually suck, but not suck. D
10:30 pm 
Everyday Edisons  "Up in the Air Tubes"  In this episode we explore the physics of air versus springs in a device the inventor calls "Cardio Air Tubes." The inventor, Greg Bruce, is a bit of an exercise guru; a daily workout, eating right and a lifetime commitment to good health type of guy. Always in search of new and exciting exercise regimens, Greg went first to his shop and then to his gym and what he brought to the casting call was simple, yet very effective: two walking sticks, one in each hand that strengthens the upper body commensurate with the user's ability. D
11:00 pm 
Eat, Fast and Live Longer with Michael Mosley   With cameras in tow, the British journalist and physician starts his health-science travels across the U.S. by meeting researchers whose work enables him to test a new science-based dietary program that is easy for him to incorporate into normal life. His goal: to live longer, stay younger and lose weight.G
2:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Industrial Supremacy"  Steel and stockyards are featured in this program as the mighty engine of industrialism thunders forward at the end of the nineteenth century. Professor Miller continues the story of the American Industrial Revolution in New York and Chicago, looking at the lives of Andrew Carnegie, Gustavus Swift, and the countless workers in the packinghouse and on the factory floor. D
3:00 pm 
DragonflyTV  "Dogs"  Canine conundrum: Alexa, Miriah and Janaya investigate which sled dog should lead the pack to victory. Seeing red (or not!): Caitlin and Elizabeth compare their pooch pals' colorblindness. D
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Businesses That Give Back"  Get to know some businesses that are giving back in big ways, including up-and-coming entertainer Cymphonique, who helps encourage positive self-esteem for girls. Learn from socially conscious companies that are doing good. It's the new triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit. D
4:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "War of the Words"  When Hector is chosen to give a presentation on stamina to Jessica and Keith's health class, the pranksters work overtime to keep Hector from getting some much needed rest. Will Hector have enough stamina to make the presentation?. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Snelfu Snafu (Pt. 2)"  The CyberSquad must find a way to bring Motherboard back to power and oust Hacker. Their friend Slider's invention "the Syncolator" is the answer - but some of the expensive parts are missing and they have limited funds. This is the biggest challenge the kids have ever faced, and if they fail now, Motherboard will be lost forever!. D
5:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Veg-In!"  Ragout Of Asparagus; Zucchini And Tomato Gratin; Cauliflower Gratin; Artichoke Hearts Helen; Corn Tempura. D
5:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Simple & Satisfying Vegetable Mains"  Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn about vegetarian cooking from Amanda Cohen at Dirt Candy. Back in the test kitchen, test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a great Mushroom and Leek Galette with Gorgonzola at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his favorite vegetable cleavers in the Equipment Corner. D
6:00 pm 
Martha Stewart's Cooking School  "Braising"  Braising is a busy cook's best friend, and here's why: with little hands-on time and no special equipment, this "low-and-slow" method produces hearty, consistently flavorful main courses and side dishes that belie their ease. It's also a great way to cook lean, inexpensive cuts of meat. Martha shows you which cuts are ideal for braising and the best ways to cook them, sharing recipes for classic pot roast, braised cabbage with apples and pulled pork sandwiches. D
6:30 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Middle-East Feast Or Spice It Up"  Joanne shows us how preserved lemons add vibrancy and a bright taste to hummus. Then, Jerry is back and ready to spice it up using cardamom and coriander to transform a plain chicken breast into unforgettable Spice-Dusted Chicken Skewers with Harissa Yogurt Sauce, served with Pearl Couscous. Recipes: Spiced Humus with Preserved Lemons, Spice-Dusted Chicken Skewers with Harissa Yogurt Sauce, Pearl Couscous (and variations). D
7:00 pm 
Hometime  "North Woods Trees"  The HOMETIME crew plants site-appropriate trees after a storm and builds a crib for firewood cut and split from the damaged timber. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Berlin: Resilient, Reunited, and Reborn"  Rick climbs the Reichstag's new glass dome, visits a modern-day caberet and tastes chocolate in the eastern sector.G
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "The History and Science of Shopping"  Burt looks at the beginnings of shopping in 17th century London and the first department store in Paris. He travels to New York's Fifth Avenue and the Sotheby auctions.G
8:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Veg-In!"  Ragout Of Asparagus; Zucchini And Tomato Gratin; Cauliflower Gratin; Artichoke Hearts Helen; Corn Tempura. D
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Simple & Satisfying Vegetable Mains"  Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn about vegetarian cooking from Amanda Cohen at Dirt Candy. Back in the test kitchen, test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a great Mushroom and Leek Galette with Gorgonzola at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his favorite vegetable cleavers in the Equipment Corner. D
9:30 pm 
The Great American Seafood Cook-Off III   America's finest chefs showcase their seafood-preparation skills in THE GREAT AMERICAN SEAFOOD COOK-OFF III. In 2010, 14 accomplished and up-and-coming chefs from throughout the United States gathered in New Orleans to compete in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off. The event emphasizes the importance of cooking with local, domestic seafood and encourages the use of products from sustainable fisheries. D
10:00 pm 
Kimchi Chronicles  "The Rice Chronicles"  Rice, the bread and butter of the Korean table, is explored from Busan, Korea's second largest city, all the way to Seoul. Along the way, Marja and her dear friend, the actress Heather Graham, learn about instant rice, tteok (a pasta-like ingredient made of ground rice) and visit Bibigo, a new chain of contemporary restaurants serving fresh variations of bibimbap. Back in New York, Marja and Jean-Georges create their own version of bibimbap, along with sushi-like kimbap, kimchi fried rice and Jean-Georges' famous ginger fried rice. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Berlin: Resilient, Reunited, and Reborn"  Rick climbs the Reichstag's new glass dome, visits a modern-day caberet and tastes chocolate in the eastern sector.G
11:00 pm 
Mathematics Illuminated  "The Concepts of Chaos"  The flapping of a butterfly's wings over Bermuda causes a rainstorm in Texas. Two sticks start side by side on the surface of a brook, only to follow divergent paths downstream. Both are examples of the phenomenon of chaos, characterized by a widely sensitive dependence of the future on slight changes in a system's initial conditions. D
11:30 pm 
Mathematics Illuminated  "Primes"  The properties and patterns of prime numbers. D
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange  "Burning in the Sun"  Burning in the Sunfollows the journey of a young social entrepreneur on a quest to electrify the rural households in his native country of Mali. Looking to make his mark on the world, 26-year-old Daniel Dembele decides to return to his homeland in Mali and start a local business building solar panels, the first of its kind in the sun- drenched nation. The film traces Dembele's journey from growing the budding idea into a viable company to servicing his first customers in the tiny village of Banko. D
5:00 pm 
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Canyonlands Calling"  Cameras roam desert expanses, narrow canyons, mountains and rock formations of the southwest corner of Idaho. Participants reveal how eight years of collaborative effort among many interests can culminate in the federal Owyhee Initiative that includes many uses, including designated wilderness.G
6:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Thomas Keneally: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with the author of Schindler's Ark, the basis for the Oscar-winning movie, Schindler's List. The Australian writer, who is of Irish ancestry, has recently published The Tyrant's Novel, an account of the Irish diaspora.G
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, we're on the ground floor of J.C. Penney to find out what customers really think of the struggling retailer. And, Sir Richard Branson discusses everything from cheap tickets to competition in the industry. D
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
11:00 pm 
Nature  "What Plants Talk About"  This program integrates hard-core science with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. From the stunning heights of the Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of west coast Canada, scientist J.C. Cahill takes us on a journey into the "secret world of plants," revealing an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other, talk to their allies, call in insect mercenaries and nurture their young. D

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