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May 9, 2012
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12:00 am 
BBC World News   NULL

12:30 am 
Newsline   NULL

1:00 am 
Curiosity Quest  "Movie Animatronics"  Join Joel on this life-like quest as he tours the Garner Holt Productions facility where movie animatronics are made. Get a sneak-peak into all the hard-work that goes into making creatures come to life. D

1:30 am 
Curiosity Quest  "Orange Packing"  Join Joel on this tasty quest as he learns how Oranges are grown, sorted and packaged to be shipped across the world. Watch as Joel takes on the duty of orange picking with a 50 pound bag strapped to him. D

2:00 am 
History of Science  "What Is The Secret of Life?"  Michael Mosley presents the story of how the secret of life has been examined through the prism of the most complex organism known - the human body. It begins with attempts to save the lives of gladiators in Ancient Rome and unfolds to the microscopic world of cells and DNA. Part 5 of 6G

3:00 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

3:30 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

4:00 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Weathering and Soils"  Demonstrates how minerals and rocks change when subjected to the physical and chemical conditions that exist at Earth's surface.G

4:30 am 
Democracy In America  "Modern Presidency: Tools of Power"  This program shows that the American Presidency has been transformed since the 1930s. Today, presidents are overtly active in the legislative process: they use the media to appeal directly to the people and they exercise leadership over an "institutional presidency" with thousands of aides. D

5:00 am 
BBC World News   NULL

5:30 am 
French In Action  "Entertainment III"  Robert and Mireille leave the cinema and wander toward the Champs- Elysees. Robert thinks he has lost his passport. A rude soldier on furlough falls, in a way, for Mireille.G

6:00 am 
Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique  "Full Bar Workout to Loosen Your Hips"  NULL

6:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Clifford Grows Up/Jetta's Sweater"  CLIFFORD GROWS UP - Clifford's Big Idea: Help Others The Howards do their best to make Clifford comfortable after he's grown too big for their city apartment. So they finally move to Birdwell Island to make Clifford happy. JETTA'S SWEATER - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Honest Jetta inadvertently gives Emily Elizabeth a sweater that was a gift from her grandma. D

7:00 am 
Arthur  "What Scared Sue Ellen?/Clarissa Is Cracked"  Sue Ellen isn't afraid of anything until she takes the short cut through the woods. From that point everything appears to scare her. Arthur and the other boys accompany Sue Ellen through the woods to locate her monsters. D

7:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Speaks Martha Treads The Boards/Martha's Pack"  Martha Treads the Boards - Helen's mom and dad are starring in the community theater production, and Helen's the stage manager. Martha's Pack - When Helen leaves Martha off her family tree, Martha decides to make her own pack.G

8:00 am 
Curious George  "No Knowing Gnocchi/Here Comes The Tide"  No Knowing Gnocchi - Chef Pisghetti has done everything he can think of to please Gnocchi. He replaced the door she's always scratching, removed the old carpet that got her dirty, and even cleaned out all the debris from the alley. So why is his beloved cat spending so much time away from home? George decides to follow Gnocchi on her adventures to figure out what causes his cat friend to leave home and roam. D

8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Flower Power/Snowman's Land"  Flower Power - Sally's mom has a cold, so Sally wants to pick her some colorful flowers to make her feel better. The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally to the forest of Flora-Fah-Zoom where they meet three different creatures that all depend on flowers to live. Sally decides to make her mother a picture of their adventure in Flora-Fah-Zoom instead of picking a flower that animals need in order to survive. D

9:00 am 
Super Why!  "The Goose and the Golden Eggs"  Red's friends would love to try some of her delicious apples, but Red wants to keep them all for herself! The Super Readers venture into the story of the Goose and the Golden Eggs to visit an old man who is as protective of his special eggs as Red is of her delicious fruit. This old man must learn his lesson, before his golden goose flies the coop! And Red needs to find out how share with her friends. Educational Objectives: To learn about giving to friends, sing the alphabet and identify the letters M-O-R-E. D

9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "One Smart Dinosaur/Petey The Peteinosaurus"  One Smart Dinosaur - Buddy and Tiny want to test their memory, so they ride the Dinosaur Train and spend some time with the Conductor, since he's a Troodon with a great memory. The kids get to meet the Conductor's mom, Mrs. Conductor. Petey The Peteinosaurus - Buddy and Tiny ride the Dinosaur Train to meet Petey Peteinosaurus, a "flying lizard," who is fun, funny, and friendly, and has some features similar to both Buddy and Tiny!. D

10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Furry Potter"  It seems that everyone on Sesame Street is excitedly reading the new Furry Potter book. Telly has it too, and can't wait to find Gordon so he can read it to him. He finds Gordon grading papers outside Hooper's Store and anxiously asks him to read the book. D

11:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "How Did My Dog Do That?"  When Sid's dog uses his foot to scratch his ear, Sid tries the same maneuver, but can't do it. Sid explores skeletons, and discovers that animals have different bones and joints than people, which allows them to do lots of cool stuff like swing from trees, fly in the air, or even scratch their ears with their feet!. D

11:30 am 
WordWorld  "Think in the Rink/X Marks The Spot"  Think in the Rink - Duck and Dog want to join Sheep and Frog in their ice skating show. Although Frog warns Duck and Dog to be careful as they practice, the enthusiastic duo gets carried away and carelessly break the ice skating rink. Will Duck and Dog think up a good solution to the problem before the show begins? X Marks the Spot - Duck must search high and low for his letter X that has gone missing. D

12:00 pm 
Caillou  "Caillou The Scientist"  Magnet Madness - Caillou is playing with the fridge magnets and learns lots of things about them. About what they stick to and what they don't stick to - like Gilbert! He even imagines himself as a human magnet superhero. In the end Caillou is able to apply what he's learned and uses a magnet to help Daddy retrieve a metal peg from behind the workbench. D

12:30 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Music Box: Switzerland"  The kids are having a yard sale, getting rid of old toys, books and clothes. Kioko shows up holding a prized possession-a music box from Switzerland. By accident, Ben includes the music box in a cardboard box of yard sale items-and the music box is sold! Kioko is sad and Ben wants to make things right, so he and Barney travel to Switzerland in search of a replacement gift. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Flower Power/Snowman's Land"  Flower Power - Sally's mom has a cold, so Sally wants to pick her some colorful flowers to make her feel better. The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally to the forest of Flora-Fah-Zoom where they meet three different creatures that all depend on flowers to live. Sally decides to make her mother a picture of their adventure in Flora-Fah-Zoom instead of picking a flower that animals need in order to survive. D

1:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Armor"  Zoboo thinks that if he had armor, like his new African crested porcupine friends, he would be safe as he leapt from place to place. After some unsuccessful armor experimentation with the Kratt Brothers, he realizes that his eyes, ears and brain are the best protection he can have.G

2:00 pm 
Curious George  "No Knowing Gnocchi/Here Comes The Tide"  No Knowing Gnocchi - Chef Pisghetti has done everything he can think of to please Gnocchi. He replaced the door she's always scratching, removed the old carpet that got her dirty, and even cleaned out all the debris from the alley. So why is his beloved cat spending so much time away from home? George decides to follow Gnocchi on her adventures to figure out what causes his cat friend to leave home and roam. D

2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Speaks Martha Treads The Boards/Martha's Pack"  Martha Treads the Boards - Helen's mom and dad are starring in the community theater production, and Helen's the stage manager. Martha's Pack - When Helen leaves Martha off her family tree, Martha decides to make her own pack.G

3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Bananas"  Annie's Uncle Sigmund needs The Electric Company's help to talk to an old friend who has come back to visit the neighborhood. D

3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "The Fill-In/Word (Hicc)Up!"  THE FILL-IN - The Butcher volunteers to fill in when one of Dr. Two Brains' henchmen, Charlie, goes on vacation. But instead of giving him orders, Dr. Two Brains tries to convince him to team up to create the ultimate ham and cheese duo. It's up to WordGirl to intervene and still find time to go to the Around the Moon dance. D

4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Platypus Cafe"  While kayaking in Australia, Martin and Chris encounter one of the world's most unusual creatures, a platypus mother with her eggs. But unscrupulous endangered animal chef, Gourmand, plans on making the platypus eggs his next delicacy. The Wild Kratts team must use the special "sixth sense" of the platypus to save the eggs. D

4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Totally Rad"  The dastardly Hacker (Christopher Lloyd) takes over the Radopolis cybersite, declaring himself King in "Totally Rad," the season premiere of CYBERCHASE. In an effort to dethrone him, the kids challenge the Hacker's extreme team to a winner-take-all skate-off. There's just one catch: high-scoring tricks need as much area as possible and the field keeps mysteriously changing! With Digit ( Gilbert Gottfried) as coach, the kids put on a dazzling display of blading, boarding, and biking, but can they match their performance to the changing arena? The Big Idea: Different shapes bounded by the same perimeter can enclose very different areas. D

5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Go Belugas Go!"  FETCH! competes with Go Get It!, the rival cat game show, in a synchronized swimming match, so he sends Marco, Shreya, and Rubye to learn about synchronized swimming, and he sends Marc to Mystic Aquarium to learn how beluga whales are adapted for the water. D

5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Is gold losing its luster? Prices for the shiny metal tumbles as fresh worries about the Eurozone have investors flocking to bonds. New York Correspondent Erika Miller reports. This time Bank of American shareholders OK'd a plan that did not include a bonus for the CEO. D

5:57 pm 
Newshour Promo   NULL

6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

7:00 pm 
Nature  "The White Lions"  Deprived of protective coloring on Africa's grasslands, the rare white lions born there seldom live to maturity. In South Africa's Kruger National Park, two white sister cubs seem to be beating the odds as cameras follow their family group consisting of their mother, aunt and the aunt's cubs. The two adult females must be extra vigilant and wily to raise their offspring without a male to protect them.G

8:00 pm 
NOVA  "Deadliest Tornadoes"  NOVA examines tornado science in the wake of April 2011's outbreak of deadly winds that leave a trail of destruction and kill more than 360 people. While meeting with victims and scientists, the program looks at possible improvements in tornado prediction and ways to better protect people and communities.G

9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Hunt for the Supertwister"  A NOVA camera team chases storms across the Midwest to capture hair-raising footage of destructive twisters in action. The show focuses on the multi-pronged efforts of two University of Oklahoma scientists to improve the forecasting of twisters - one that uses supercomputers to model virtual tornadoes, another that sends out storm-chasers to gather live data from real storms.G

10:00 pm 
Ashes to Ashes   A dead body found floating in a canal is identified as Colin Mitchell, a man reported missing by his glamorous wife, Donna. Gene discovers Colin worked for Trevor Riley, a loan shark, and is convinced Riley is involved in the death. Alex feels that Donna is hiding something but Alex finds her profiling skills unavailable as doctors operate on her brain in 2008.G

11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

12:00 am 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Beneath The Sea"  Ocean explorer Robert Ballard shows Alan Alda new technologies and research techniques that are revealing undersea secrets. Alda visits Ballard's Institute for Exploration, tests out the interiors of exploration vessels and takes a virtual underwater trip through a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV).G

1:00 am 
Energy Quest USA - Earth: The Operators' Manual   Energy Quest USA presents five examples of American states and cities tapping new sources of energy and implementing policies to promote sustainability -- Alaska, Kansas, Baltimore, Maryland, Fort Worth, Texas and Portland, Oregon. Richard Alley once more hosts, contributing stories about America's past use of wood and whales as sources of energy, the promise of more efficient lighting and how to achieve a science-based national consensus on smart choices about energy and climate. On-camera comments also come from energy expert Daniel Yergin, author of "The Quest," Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President and former head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Shirley Jackson, utility CEO David Crane, Sen. D

2:00 am 
Independent Lens  "Circo"  Set within a century-old, family-run rural traveling circus, this film delivers an indelible portrait of a Mexican family struggling to stay together despite mounting debt, dwindling audiences, and a simmering family conflict that threatens this once-vibrant family tradition.G

3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Working for Wildlife"  Professionals and volunteers are in forests and fields - even cities - throughout Idaho working to increase knowledge about wildlife and its chances for survival. Cameras capture "deer tackling" in eastern Idaho; follow scientists and volunteers through deep snows to radio collar the seldom-seen elusive wolverine; and visit a woman raising orphan bears in her backyard in Garden City, adjacent to Boise.G

3:30 am 
Oregon Field Guide  "Bald Eagle Recovery, Cyclocross, Jim Anderson"  Cameras capture video of eagles in the largest wintering grounds for the birds in the 48 contiguous states. The episode also provides an update on the bird's removal from the Endangered Species List and includes a climb up into an eagle nest.G

4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Rhyming Block"  Mother Goose is visiting Sesame Street and needs to write three new nursery rhymes by the end of the day, but she fears she has become a rusty rhymer. Elmo and Abby say they are great rhymers, and they offer to help. Mother Goose explains that to write really good nursery rhymes, you need conflict - when someone wants something or needs something very badly. D

5:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Sid's Amazing Lungs"  Sid races around his room and finds himself breathing really fast. Sid then wonders where all the air is going in his body when he breathes in? At school, Sid and his friends discover that our bodies have lungs to help us breathe in oxygen!. D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Speaks Martha Treads The Boards/Martha's Pack"  Martha Treads the Boards - Helen's mom and dad are starring in the community theater production, and Helen's the stage manager. Martha's Pack - When Helen leaves Martha off her family tree, Martha decides to make her own pack.G

6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Miranda Lambert/Jeff Bridges"  The multiple award-winning Lambert performs her greatest hits, followed by actor Bridges in his music television debut.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Great Swiss Cities: Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Lausanne"  Rick enjoys Switzerland's urban charms in Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Lausanne where he explores artistic treasures and tries out local activities.G

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "France's Burgundy and Loire Regions"  From the town of Beaune, Rudy learns about winemaking history and the taste of Burgundy.G

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Tequila: Exploring The Legend"  Host David Yetman, Mexican ecologist Alberto Burquez and premiere agave expert Ana Valenzuela travel to the state of Jalisco, Mexico, to inspect the history, production process - and even taste - of one of Mexico's most famous exports - tequila. The trip begins in Tequila, the city named after the famous beverage. The city has profited economically and developed a strong sense of cultural identity around the production of this distilled liquor. D

8:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Pasta Milanese, Mudrica, and Stuffed Artichokes. D

9:00 am 
America's Heartland   Illinois farmers combine cattle raising with high tech aeronautics. Your favorite wine may come from a vineyard where owls help protect the crops. Michigan farmers undertake an aggressive plan to protect the environment. D

9:30 am 
Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends  "Family Favorites"  Chef Rick Moonen of RM Seafood in Las Vegas makes his favorite New England Clam Chowder. Then Chef Nick shares a couple of family favorites: Andrew's Mac n Cheese and his Special Burger. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Fall Favorites"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cheap digital thermometers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, host Christopher Kimball travels to Saratoga Orchards to learn about the best apples for baking, and test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the Best Baked Apples. D

10:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Great Weekend Projects"  Start the weekend with a seasonal centerpiece that the whole family can help make. Next, Matt shows how to keep your floors and carpets bright and clean. Last, Shari has some really quick no sew placemats and napkins. D

11:00 am 
Front Row Center  "T-Bone Burnett Presents: The Secret Sisters w/ Elvis Costello and Jakob Dylan"  The Secret Sisters, singing siblings Laura and Lydia Rogers, showcase their beautiful harmonies and classic country/folk sound in a supper club atmosphere performing originals from their recent self-titled album as well as some of their favorite covers. They are joined by legendary guests T-Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello and Jakob Dylan. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Furry Potter"  It seems that everyone on Sesame Street is excitedly reading the new Furry Potter book. Telly has it too, and can't wait to find Gordon so he can read it to him. He finds Gordon grading papers outside Hooper's Store and anxiously asks him to read the book. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "One Smart Dinosaur/Petey The Peteinosaurus"  One Smart Dinosaur - Buddy and Tiny want to test their memory, so they ride the Dinosaur Train and spend some time with the Conductor, since he's a Troodon with a great memory. The kids get to meet the Conductor's mom, Mrs. Conductor. Petey The Peteinosaurus - Buddy and Tiny ride the Dinosaur Train to meet Petey Peteinosaurus, a "flying lizard," who is fun, funny, and friendly, and has some features similar to both Buddy and Tiny!. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Sleeping Beauty"  Ahoy Matey! Yo, ho, ho and.a cup of tea?! Uh oh, Princess Pea wants to play Tea Party but Pig and his brothers would like her to play Pirates! The Super Readers travel into the famous story of Sleeping Beauty to speak with a Princess who loves sleeping just as much as Princess Pea loves tea parties! The Super Readers apply their literacy powers to wake Sleeping Beauty.and wake her. D

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Flower Power/Snowman's Land"  Flower Power - Sally's mom has a cold, so Sally wants to pick her some colorful flowers to make her feel better. The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally to the forest of Flora-Fah-Zoom where they meet three different creatures that all depend on flowers to live. Sally decides to make her mother a picture of their adventure in Flora-Fah-Zoom instead of picking a flower that animals need in order to survive. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Little Howler"  Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags. They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack. They experience that wolves are a very social animal with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members. D

3:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Working for Wildlife"  Professionals and volunteers are in forests and fields - even cities - throughout Idaho working to increase knowledge about wildlife and its chances for survival. Cameras capture "deer tackling" in eastern Idaho; follow scientists and volunteers through deep snows to radio collar the seldom-seen elusive wolverine; and visit a woman raising orphan bears in her backyard in Garden City, adjacent to Boise.G

3:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Muskrats, Cy Bingham Arborglyphs, West Coast Game Park"  NULL

4:00 pm 
Bluegrass Underground  "Darrell Scott"  A consummate writer's writer, DARRELL SCOTT has crafted a long and broad career, garnering awards and accolades for his performances as well as writing hits for a broad spectrum of artists from Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley to the Dixie Chicks and Keb Mo. Currently touring with Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) and his Band of Joy, Darrell Scott's songs are a fine-tuned balance of the cerebral and the emotional, artfully rendered and soulfully delivered. D

4:30 pm 
Music Voyager  "Israel: Voices from the Desert"  Host Jacob Edgar travels to Israel to attend a once-in-a-lifetime concert of The Idan Raichel Project at the foot of the magnificent "Solomon's Pillars", a natural rock formation in the Negev Desert near the Red Sea resort city of Eilat. Idan Raichel, an internationally renowned star of the Israeli music scene, serves as his guide. At the technical rehearsals and sound check for the desert concert, Jacob meets the artists featured on stage. D

5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

6:00 pm 
Land Girls   Joyce's husband goes AWOL and turns up on the farm. Things come to a head for Nancy. Following Cedric's death, Annie goes off the rails.G

7:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Electric Vendetta, Part 1"  A naked body is discovered in the center of a mysterious crop circle in a field owned by Sir Harry Chatwyn. A local extra-terrestrial expert takes an interest in the events, and rumors circulate that the vicious death could be the work of some alien force. Part 1 of 2G

8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Mystery!  "Sherlock, Series II - A Scandal In Belgravia"  Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) are plunged into a case of blackmail involving crafty dominatrix Irene Adler, whose motto is "know when you are beaten." It seems she has incriminating photos of a session with a member of the British royal family. She and Sherlock feel an attraction even as they strive to thwart each other's goal.G

9:30 pm 
New Tricks  "Setting Out Your Stall"  The UCOS team reinvestigates a sensitive case when new information links the unexplained death of popular trader, found dead near her stall at Cook Street Market, to a series of recent drug rapes in East London. The team members look into her private life and past for clues while trying to stay out of the way of the other investigation.G

10:30 pm 
MI-5   The team faces the challenge of tracking down Lucas North, their section chief, friend and one of MI5's best agents. Harry brings in a specialist to help with the hunt. As the search becomes increasingly desperate, Harry and Lucas become embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse.G

11:30 pm 
Land Girls   Joyce's husband goes AWOL and turns up on the farm. Things come to a head for Nancy. Following Cedric's death, Annie goes off the rails.G

12:00 am 
Art of the Western World  "In Our Own Time"  Part I: The Abstract Expressionist movement established New York as a center for the visual arts. Works by Pollock, Warhol, Lichtenstein, and the sculptor Oldenburg are examined. Part II: With many of the rules tested and discarded, the art world has become international. D

1:00 am 
French In Action  "Genese II"  In a French class in the U.S., teacher and students collaborate on a story to learn French. It will be a story about two young people, an American boy and a French girl, their friends and adventures.G

1:30 am 
French In Action  "Genese III"  In a preview of things to come, our American hero arrives in France and goes through customs.G

2:00 am 
Western Tradition  "The Technological Revolution"  Many people still living can remember the invention of antibiotics, computers, and atomic weapons. Can we keep up with the promises and threats of technology?G

2:30 am 
Western Tradition  "Toward The Future"  No longer at the center of the world stage, Europe has suffered or celebrated every variety of the human experience.G

3:00 am 
Human Condition  "State of Mind"  This episode discusses the epidemiology of mental disorders and explains the more promising treatment approaches now emerging to help individuals enhance their psychological health. It follows the cases of a woman who suffers from depression.G

3:30 am 
Human Condition  "Lives In Balance"  This episode discusses stress reduction as a means of improving individual health, and explores a variety of stress reduction approaches that can help people control their emotional and physical responses to the stress of daily living.G

4:00 am 
Saddle Club  "Pioneer Day"  When Stevie finds a championship medallion in Old Sweetwater, she reunites the medal with its reclusive owner Rosemary Cross who overcomes her tragic past to horse ride again. D

4:30 am 
Biz Kid$  "How to Be A Smart Consumer"  Get the most for your money. Join the Biz Kids and you'll explore smart shopping strategies. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and traps set by savvy marketers and high-pressure salesmen. D

5:00 am 
Maya & Miguel  "Give Me A Little Sign"  Tito befriends a new boy, Marco, who is deaf. Marco starts to teach Tito some American Sign Language, and they decide to do a project together for the school's "Contraption Convention." But when Tito makes some pronunciation mistakes in school, he decides he doesn't want to do the project anymore (since it involves public speaking). D

5:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Platypus Cafe"  While kayaking in Australia, Martin and Chris encounter one of the world's most unusual creatures, a platypus mother with her eggs. But unscrupulous endangered animal chef, Gourmand, plans on making the platypus eggs his next delicacy. The Wild Kratts team must use the special "sixth sense" of the platypus to save the eggs. D

6:00 am 
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

6:30 am 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Dinner for Two"  Shopping and cooking for two has its own challenges, but Sara has tips and tricks to make these intimate dinners both easy and romantic. Chicken Saltimbocca with Artichoke Sauce is so elegant yet so easy - thin strips of chicken, sage and prosciutto enveloped in a creamy Marsala-based artichoke sauce. Eggs Baked in Red Wine is a cozy, classic French recipe, perfect for dinner by the fireplace. D

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "France's Dordogne"  Rick takes a canoe ride, visits a goose farm and savors the foie gras, wanders through a lamp-lit castle, enjoys a country market, and visits the Sistine Chapel of the prehistoric world.G

7:30 am 
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

8:00 am 
Garden SMART   History and gardening are intertwined. We've found that gardening lessons from the past can often take us into the future. Join us as GardenSMART mixes historic homes and gardens. D

8:30 am 
Ask This Old House  "Insulating a Wall; Repointing a Fieldstone Foundation"  Host Kevin O'Connor works with an insulation contractor to show the proper way to insulate a wall using fiberglass batts. 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 repoint a fieldstone foundation. D

9:00 am 
For Your Home  "Intro to Komen House"  In this 9-part series, learn the ins and outs of building a custom home or planning a major remodeling project. Put your project on a solid foundation by building a great team. D

9:30 am 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Kitchen Confidential: The Nuts and Bolts of a Kitchen Renovation"  The second episode in the three-part home makeover features a walk-through of the kitchen in Katie's Connecticut home with experts. Before-and-after photos document the progress. D

10:00 am 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Fabric 101"  Liz and Marianne share several things that you need to know before purchasing fabric as a beginning quilter. Some of the topics included are: knowing right from wrong, value, and scale. D

10:30 am 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Crafty Notions"  Deck your walls with a contemporary hanging featuring palms and metallic paints. Then make a fun organizer notebook to organize your small crafting and sewing notions using zip-lock bags and fabric. D

11:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Chicken Two Ways"  Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make roast lemon chicken with real lemon flavor. then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of store-bought chicken noodle soup, and Chris reveals tips and techniques about cooking with chicken. Finally, Erin McMurrer uncovers the secrets to chicken Parmesan in a skillet!. D

11:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Eastern Seaboard: Fishing Along America's Eastern Seaboard"  NULL

12:00 pm 
Art of the Western World  "In Our Own Time"  Part I: The Abstract Expressionist movement established New York as a center for the visual arts. Works by Pollock, Warhol, Lichtenstein, and the sculptor Oldenburg are examined. Part II: With many of the rules tested and discarded, the art world has become international. D

1:00 pm 
French In Action  "Genese II"  In a French class in the U.S., teacher and students collaborate on a story to learn French. It will be a story about two young people, an American boy and a French girl, their friends and adventures.G

1:30 pm 
French In Action  "Genese III"  In a preview of things to come, our American hero arrives in France and goes through customs.G

2:00 pm 
Western Tradition  "Alexander The Great"  For a brief moment, his empire rules the world from Greece to India.G

2:30 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

3:00 pm 
Human Condition  "State of Mind"  This episode discusses the epidemiology of mental disorders and explains the more promising treatment approaches now emerging to help individuals enhance their psychological health. It follows the cases of a woman who suffers from depression.G

3:30 pm 
Human Condition  "Lives In Balance"  This episode discusses stress reduction as a means of improving individual health, and explores a variety of stress reduction approaches that can help people control their emotional and physical responses to the stress of daily living.G

4:00 pm 
Saddle Club  "Pioneer Day"  When Stevie finds a championship medallion in Old Sweetwater, she reunites the medal with its reclusive owner Rosemary Cross who overcomes her tragic past to horse ride again. D

4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "How to Be A Smart Consumer"  Get the most for your money. Join the Biz Kids and you'll explore smart shopping strategies. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and traps set by savvy marketers and high-pressure salesmen. D

5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Bananas"  Annie's Uncle Sigmund needs The Electric Company's help to talk to an old friend who has come back to visit the neighborhood. D

5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Totally Rad"  The dastardly Hacker (Christopher Lloyd) takes over the Radopolis cybersite, declaring himself King in "Totally Rad," the season premiere of CYBERCHASE. In an effort to dethrone him, the kids challenge the Hacker's extreme team to a winner-take-all skate-off. There's just one catch: high-scoring tricks need as much area as possible and the field keeps mysteriously changing! With Digit ( Gilbert Gottfried) as coach, the kids put on a dazzling display of blading, boarding, and biking, but can they match their performance to the changing arena? The Big Idea: Different shapes bounded by the same perimeter can enclose very different areas. D

6:00 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

6:30 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Dinner for Two"  Shopping and cooking for two has its own challenges, but Sara has tips and tricks to make these intimate dinners both easy and romantic. Chicken Saltimbocca with Artichoke Sauce is so elegant yet so easy - thin strips of chicken, sage and prosciutto enveloped in a creamy Marsala-based artichoke sauce. Eggs Baked in Red Wine is a cozy, classic French recipe, perfect for dinner by the fireplace. D

7:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "France's Dordogne"  Rick takes a canoe ride, visits a goose farm and savors the foie gras, wanders through a lamp-lit castle, enjoys a country market, and visits the Sistine Chapel of the prehistoric world.G

7:30 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

8:00 pm 
Garden SMART   History and gardening are intertwined. We've found that gardening lessons from the past can often take us into the future. Join us as GardenSMART mixes historic homes and gardens. D

8:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Insulating a Wall; Repointing a Fieldstone Foundation"  Host Kevin O'Connor works with an insulation contractor to show the proper way to insulate a wall using fiberglass batts. 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 repoint a fieldstone foundation. D

9:00 pm 
For Your Home  "Intro to Komen House"  In this 9-part series, learn the ins and outs of building a custom home or planning a major remodeling project. Put your project on a solid foundation by building a great team. D

9:30 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Kitchen Confidential: The Nuts and Bolts of a Kitchen Renovation"  The second episode in the three-part home makeover features a walk-through of the kitchen in Katie's Connecticut home with experts. Before-and-after photos document the progress. D

10:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Fabric 101"  Liz and Marianne share several things that you need to know before purchasing fabric as a beginning quilter. Some of the topics included are: knowing right from wrong, value, and scale. D

10:30 pm 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Crafty Notions"  Deck your walls with a contemporary hanging featuring palms and metallic paints. Then make a fun organizer notebook to organize your small crafting and sewing notions using zip-lock bags and fabric. D

11:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Chicken Two Ways"  Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make roast lemon chicken with real lemon flavor. then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of store-bought chicken noodle soup, and Chris reveals tips and techniques about cooking with chicken. Finally, Erin McMurrer uncovers the secrets to chicken Parmesan in a skillet!. D

11:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Eastern Seaboard: Fishing Along America's Eastern Seaboard"  NULL

12:00 am 
Blue Ridge Parkway: A Long & Winding Road   THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY: A LONG & WINDING ROAD is a historical documentary concerning the most visited segment of the National Park Service. It explores the impact on people along the route and the conflicts inherent in building the 469-mile Parkway. The documentary also makes public, for the first time, a secret deal between FDR and a powerful congressman that was a stunning New Deal political tradeoff. D

1:00 am 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

2:00 am 

2:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Jonathan Haidt (author)/Anthony Salcito (Microsoft). D

3:00 am 
Global Voices  "Peace Versus Justice"  When the International Criminal Court was established, it was championed by human-rights crusaders as a long-overdue end to impunity. But what if the victims of heinous crimes don't want the court's version of justice? PEACE VERSUS JUSTICE takes a critical look at the problems of applying Western conceptions of justice to other countries and continents. D

4:00 am 
Hockey: More Than A Game   HOCKEY: MORE THAN A GAME celebrates the spirit, traditions and compelling stories behind one of the fastest and most challenging sports in the world. This entertaining documentary profiles significant events in hockey's 200-year history, including its much-disputed origins, the first slap shot, the Stanley Cup and its patron namesake, the 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the former Soviet Union, Canada's dramatic overtime win in the 2010 Olympics and more. Notable authors, historians and NHL players, owners and coaches each share their perspectives. D

5:00 am 

5:30 am 
Asian Voices   NULL

6:00 am 
Circus Dreams   Step into the world of Circus Smirkus, the only traveling youth circus in the United States. Follow a group of talented teens, ages 12 to 18, as they audition, rehearse and take to the road for a summer of performances. There are comments from many of the 27 kids with the circus but the film closely follows a 12-year-old dancer/aerialist, a shy stick-juggling boy, and two girl clowns.G

7:00 am 
Independent Lens  "Circo"  Set within a century-old, family-run rural traveling circus, this film delivers an indelible portrait of a Mexican family struggling to stay together despite mounting debt, dwindling audiences, and a simmering family conflict that threatens this once-vibrant family tradition.G

8:00 am 
Frontline  "Murdoch's Scandal"  Over half a century Rupert Murdoch's business audacity and political shrewdness built one of the world's most powerful media empires. Now his dynasty is under threat - not from outside competition but from shocking accounts of bribery, blackmail and invasion of privacy. The scandal has prompted criminal investigations on both sides of the Atlantic.G

9:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL

10:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Working for Wildlife"  Professionals and volunteers are in forests and fields - even cities - throughout Idaho working to increase knowledge about wildlife and its chances for survival. Cameras capture "deer tackling" in eastern Idaho; follow scientists and volunteers through deep snows to radio collar the seldom-seen elusive wolverine; and visit a woman raising orphan bears in her backyard in Garden City, adjacent to Boise.G

10:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Jonathan Haidt (author)/Anthony Salcito (Microsoft). D

11:00 am 

11:30 am 
Asian Voices   NULL

12:00 pm 
Circus Dreams   Step into the world of Circus Smirkus, the only traveling youth circus in the United States. Follow a group of talented teens, ages 12 to 18, as they audition, rehearse and take to the road for a summer of performances. There are comments from many of the 27 kids with the circus but the film closely follows a 12-year-old dancer/aerialist, a shy stick-juggling boy, and two girl clowns.G

1:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Circo"  Set within a century-old, family-run rural traveling circus, this film delivers an indelible portrait of a Mexican family struggling to stay together despite mounting debt, dwindling audiences, and a simmering family conflict that threatens this once-vibrant family tradition.G

2:00 pm 
Frontline  "Murdoch's Scandal"  Over half a century Rupert Murdoch's business audacity and political shrewdness built one of the world's most powerful media empires. Now his dynasty is under threat - not from outside competition but from shocking accounts of bribery, blackmail and invasion of privacy. The scandal has prompted criminal investigations on both sides of the Atlantic.G

3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

4:00 pm 

4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL

5:00 pm 
Circus Dreams   Step into the world of Circus Smirkus, the only traveling youth circus in the United States. Follow a group of talented teens, ages 12 to 18, as they audition, rehearse and take to the road for a summer of performances. There are comments from many of the 27 kids with the circus but the film closely follows a 12-year-old dancer/aerialist, a shy stick-juggling boy, and two girl clowns.G

6:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Circo"  Set within a century-old, family-run rural traveling circus, this film delivers an indelible portrait of a Mexican family struggling to stay together despite mounting debt, dwindling audiences, and a simmering family conflict that threatens this once-vibrant family tradition.G

7:00 pm 
Frontline  "Murdoch's Scandal"  Over half a century Rupert Murdoch's business audacity and political shrewdness built one of the world's most powerful media empires. Now his dynasty is under threat - not from outside competition but from shocking accounts of bribery, blackmail and invasion of privacy. The scandal has prompted criminal investigations on both sides of the Atlantic.G

8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

9:00 pm 

9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL

10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

11:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Circo"  Set within a century-old, family-run rural traveling circus, this film delivers an indelible portrait of a Mexican family struggling to stay together despite mounting debt, dwindling audiences, and a simmering family conflict that threatens this once-vibrant family tradition.G

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