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May 1, 2012
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12:00 am 
Nature  "Radioactive Wolves"  This film looks at what happens to nature after a nuclear accident. Two groups are studying the native wolf population now living in the devastated Chernobyl area 25 years after the event. Through the studies, scientists are piecing together a picture of the entire ecosystem and seeking to determine the status of the wolf population.G
1:00 am 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Games Machines Play"  Alan Alda attends contests between machines and humans, mostly students who build them. He watches robots play soccer; visits a human-powered submarine contest; and observes small machines that must prove their efficiency at lowering a beam.G
2:00 am 
NASA Sci Files  "The Case of the Radical Ride"  The treehouse detectives' latest project on alternative forms of transportation takes on new relevance when they get stuck in traffic. Join the crew as they learn about energy, composite materials and technology in their quest for hassle-free traveling.G
3:00 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Earthquakes"  Explores the nature and consequences of earthquakes, the factors that cause quakes, their location and characteristics.G
3:30 am 
Democracy In America  "Citizenship: Making Government Work"  This program introduces basic concepts of government, politics, and citizenship. It explores the tension between maintaining order and preserving freedoms, the essential role of politics in addressing the will of the people, and the need for citizens to participate in order to make democracy work. D
4:00 am 
BBC World News   NULL
4:30 am 
Connect with English  "Dream Catcher/Gifts"  Alberto listens to the song his gift to Rebecca inspired her to write and Rebecca and Ramon celebrate Christmas together at a community center for the needy.G
5:00 am 
5:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Blanket Blues/Dino Clifford"  Cleo spies Clifford's favorite blanket--one he has had since he was a puppy--and proclaims it the perfect cape for Super T-bone. Clifford reluctantly allows his friends to use the blanket, if they promise to be very careful. The game turns rambunctious, the blanket gets dirty and Clifford gets upset. D
6:00 am 
Arthur  "Cents-Less/Buster The Lounge Lizard"  Cents-Less - Mr. Ratburn decides it's time for his class to learn a little about money.or, rather, the lack of it. For the entire weekend, no one in the class can spend a cent. D
6:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Virtually Martha/Martha Vs. Robot"  Virtually Martha - While playing with Alice's laptop computer, Martha accidentally hits the wrong button and gets zapped inside! Martha vs. Robot - Alice's family gets a robotic pet called Dynamo who can do everything a real dog can do and help you with your math homework.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!  "Be Cool/Elephant Walk"  Be Cool - Phew, it's hot outside! How are Sally and Nick going to stay cool? Cat suggests that they should visit some friends in the Dizzle-dazzle Desert to learn how to keep cool. They learn that some animals are light coloured, some stay out of the sun, and some, like Tommy the coolest toad around, just mooove sloooow. Nick and Sally take their advice, but Cat has an even better idea - run through a sprinkler! Elephant Walk - When building a toy construction set, Nick and Sally wonder if there's such thing as a one-thing-does-it-all tool. D
8:00 am 
Super Why!  "The Emperor's New Clothes"  Littlest Pig is very embarrassed. Jill wants him to wear a bucket on his head for their game, and he feels just plain silly! The Super Readers dive into the tale of The Emperor's New Clothes and meet an Emperor who doesn't want to look ridiculous either! Trouble is, his clothes seem to be invisible, and there's nothing sillier than a parade in your underwear! Educational Objectives: To learn about communicating feelings, follow the alphabet, practice spelling skills and use the power to read to change the story. D
8:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 3/Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 4"  Dinosaur Big City Part III - The Dinosaur Train arrives in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City, and Buddy and the Pteranodon family explore the crowded "dinosaur metropolis." At the Theropod Convention, our kids reunite with Annie Tyrannosaurus and her parents Dolores and Boris, and they all meet the multi-horned mayor, Mayor Kosmoceratops! Dinosaur Big City Part IV - Buddy and Tiny help King Cryolophosaurus overcome his fear of performing in front of his biggest audience ever, and he wows a large dinosaur audience when he sings his new song, "Whole Lotta Theropods" at the Theropod Convention in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City. D
9:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Inspected By 4"  Leela, Telly and Elmo are folding clothes in the Laundromat when Inspector 4, Judah Friedlander, comes along to inspect for things that are in groups of four. Inspector 4 can't find four of anything and threatens to shut down the Laundromat! Luckily, Elmo suggests counting the bottles of fabric softener. Time to count! 1,2,3,4! There are four bottles of fabric softener. D
10:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "The Big Cheese!"  While surfing the Internet on the computer with his Mom, Sid finds a funny picture showing that the moon is made of green, glowing, cheese! Sid thinks this is amazing, and when he goes to school, he relays his newfound moon information to his friends, who are equally enthralled. When they tell Susie what they learned, Susie explains something very important-not everything you find on the computer is true! And someone that really understands that notion is visiting today, it's Gabriela's Mom! Dr. Rosalinda Cordova is a marine biologist so she does lots of research on the computer, but it's not the only thing she uses. She tells the kids that when she does research, she reads books at the library, makes observations, asks experts, and looks at websites with good information. D
10:30 am 
WordWorld  "A String's The Thing/J-J-Jelly"  A String's the Thing - After Duck accidentally turns on Frog's new cake frosting machine, the WordFriends must find the right "ing" word to stop it from covering WordWorld in delicious frosting. J-J-Jelly - Pig asks Bear and Sheep to help him make jars for the jelly pumping from his jelly machine. However, when they aren't able to make jars fast enough, the kitchen quickly begins filling up with the purple, oozy treat! Only by working together are the friends able to find a way to contain all of the jiggling jelly. D
11:00 am 
Caillou  "Caillou The Builder"  Caillou the Road Builder - There's been a big storm and the playschool yard is littered with branches and other debris. The children all pitch in to help clean up the playground . When Caillou and his friends, Leo and Clementine, finish their cleanup duties they decide to build a road through the sandlot. D
11:30 am 
Barney & Friends  "The Reluctant Dragon, A Fairy Tale Adventure"  Barney teaches that you can't tell from the outside what someone might be like on the inside. He does this by telling a story about a dragon that wasn't at all what others thought she was. The villagers were afraid of her, but it turns out, she wasn't scary at all. D
12:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Be Cool/Elephant Walk"  Be Cool - Phew, it's hot outside! How are Sally and Nick going to stay cool? Cat suggests that they should visit some friends in the Dizzle-dazzle Desert to learn how to keep cool. They learn that some animals are light coloured, some stay out of the sun, and some, like Tommy the coolest toad around, just mooove sloooow. Nick and Sally take their advice, but Cat has an even better idea - run through a sprinkler! Elephant Walk - When building a toy construction set, Nick and Sally wonder if there's such thing as a one-thing-does-it-all tool. D
12:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Grow, Zoboo, Grow"  The Kratt Brothers are taking care of a human baby and a baby red kangaroo, and Zoboo wants to help the two babies grow. Martin and Chris show Zoboomafoo that all creatures grow, but to do so they need rest, food and play.G
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  "Virtually Martha/Martha Vs. Robot"  Virtually Martha - While playing with Alice's laptop computer, Martha accidentally hits the wrong button and gets zapped inside! Martha vs. Robot - Alice's family gets a robotic pet called Dynamo who can do everything a real dog can do and help you with your math homework.G
2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Revenge of the Zeros"  Upset about their score of zero points in the banana sculpture contest, Danny and Annie decide to ruin Paul the Gorilla's banana festival party that is being held at The Electric Diner. The Electric Company catches on, and does everything they can to stop the pranksters and save the party and preserve Paul's sanity. D
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  "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
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Of All The Luck"  (topic: Logic) - Convinced that his failure to defeat Motherboard is simply a result of bad luck, Hacker collects the Ten Lucky Charms of Cyberspace. The caper works. Hacker's luck changes, and good things begin happening to him. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Birds Are Handy!"  Ruff's rockstar cousin Ruf Rufman wants to record songbirds on his next album. So Ruff sends Emmie and Rubye to meet with field biologists from the Teton Science Schools in Wyoming to work with songbirds in the field. He also sends Marc and Shreya to meet with a hand model due to a misunderstanding between the word "Hands" and the name "Hans. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Cents-Less/Buster The Lounge Lizard"  Cents-Less - Mr. Ratburn decides it's time for his class to learn a little about money.or, rather, the lack of it. For the entire weekend, no one in the class can spend a cent. D
5:00 pm 
WordWorld  "A String's The Thing/J-J-Jelly"  A String's the Thing - After Duck accidentally turns on Frog's new cake frosting machine, the WordFriends must find the right "ing" word to stop it from covering WordWorld in delicious frosting. J-J-Jelly - Pig asks Bear and Sheep to help him make jars for the jelly pumping from his jelly machine. However, when they aren't able to make jars fast enough, the kitchen quickly begins filling up with the purple, oozy treat! Only by working together are the friends able to find a way to contain all of the jiggling jelly. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Sell in May and walk away? Some Wall Street investors are saying not so fast, New York Correspondent Suzanne Pratt has the latest on stocks. News Corp. gets a slap in the face as Rupert Murdoch gets told he's not fit to run the company. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   President Obama's speech from Afghanistan and guest analysts. D
7:00 pm 
Land Girls   With evidence of an unidentified sympathizer in the village, sadistic Sgt. Tucker tries to find the culprit. When he gets Esther to screen the girls' mail, he discovers Nancy's secret. When Annie realizes that Bea is pregnant, she sets out to convince the American soldier to do the right thing.G
8:00 pm 
Jesse Owens: American Experience   Track star Jesse Owens comes into the stadium angry at the racial slurs and insults hurled at him and his Negro teammates at the 1936 Olympics by Hitler and other German leaders. The anger helps spur his performance to four Olympic gold medals, and two world records. This profile follows Owens from his school years through the Olympics and his return home to anonymity and racial segregation in the United States.G
9:00 pm 
Frontline  "Money, Power and Wall Street, Hour 3 & 4"  The conclusion turns the spotlight on the inner workings of global high finance, still shrouded in secrecy and laden with risk, while no effective regulatory reform has emerged despite worldwide popular anger. FRONTLINE interviews leading bankers and officials on how big banks developed, how they crashed and whether practices continue that contributed to an economic nosedive. Part 2 of 2G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Williamsburg, Virginia - America's Historic Triangle"  Travelscope traces America's birth in Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown, Virginia. Yet, this adventure covers more than the past as Joseph kayaks the Chickahominy River, sails on a four-masted schooner past modern-day ocean-going vessels and partakes of the area's family fun. D
12:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Idaho Getaways"  We asked each of our producers to choose a favorite Idaho Getaway. Bruce Reichert found solitude on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River with a September float trip. John Crancer swung into the saddle on a century old guest ranch in eastern Idaho, helping herd cattle. Joan Cartan-Hansen sought a more urban habitat with her son and daughter, exploring resort opportunities in northern Idaho. Jim Peck crossed the Bitterroot Mountains, in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark. And Marcia Franklin found timeless outdoor adventures in the Sawtooth valley. Along the way, each of them found ways to break free from the ordinary, in a state that's known for its adventurous spirit.G
1:00 am 
America Revealed  "Electric Nation"  Called the biggest, most complex machine in the world, Yul Kwon travels the country to understand how more than 200,000 miles of high-tension transmission lines deliver electricity to the nation and learn the intricacies and vulnerabilities of the system. He joins a live wire repair team who do their daring repairs from the side of a helicopter in flight, visits the country's largest coal mine, and rappels down the side of a wind turbine.G
2:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Birders, Banders & Binoculars"  They can be fierce predators and some of the gentlest of creatures. Some are rare, others are quite common; but they all have the power to bewitch and bedazzle. Birds live in a world that for us is the stuff of dreams and wonder. We take to the field to celebrate birds and the people who study, care for, and watch them.G
2:30 am 
MotorWeek  "Chevrolet Camaro Zl1"  Road Test: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Road Test: 2012 Volkswagen Golf R. Goss' Garage: Tires & Ride Quality. D
3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Siblings"  Baby Bear and Curly Bear are coloring and start to fight over the crayons. Chris and Christy ask what is going on, and Baby Bear tells them that Curly is aggravating him, and he does not want to share with her. Chris and Christy explain to Baby Bear that sometimes it is hard to share with a sibling, your brother or sister, and they should know because they are twins. D
4:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "The Amazing Computer Science Tool!"  Sid is thoroughly amused as he watches his parents. Every time their computers "ding" Mom and Dad run to check their computer, so Sid wants to know what all these computers do! Mom volunteers to show Sid's class how a computer works, which helps Susie demonstrate the amazing way scientists use computers as a science tool! In a special Super Fab Lab, the kids make discoveries with their magnifying glasses then use the computer to share their discoveries by sending information back home to their parents. They're just like real scientists using a computer to share discoveries with other scientists!. D
4:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Virtually Martha/Martha Vs. Robot"  Virtually Martha - While playing with Alice's laptop computer, Martha accidentally hits the wrong button and gets zapped inside! Martha vs. Robot - Alice's family gets a robotic pet called Dynamo who can do everything a real dog can do and help you with your math homework.G
5:00 am 
Nature  "Radioactive Wolves"  This film looks at what happens to nature after a nuclear accident. Two groups are studying the native wolf population now living in the devastated Chernobyl area 25 years after the event. Through the studies, scientists are piecing together a picture of the entire ecosystem and seeking to determine the status of the wolf population.G
6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Salzburg and Surroundings"  Rick finds Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, to be a baroque jewel of a town. The town is also the springboard for dozens of Alpine adventures, from summer bobsledding, to hikes around Hitler's old Eagles Nest hideout, to a boat ride on serene Lake Hallstatt.G
6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Belgium"  Rudy samples superb chocolate and first-rate beer, listens to folk music and views Bruegel paintings.G
7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "The People of Peru's Cloud Forest"  Beginning in Cajamarca, host David Yetman, geologist Dick Yetman and South American archaeological expert Axel Nielsen head out into the colorful city streets in pursuit of authentic and very distinctive South American hats that are almost as tall as they are wide. This quest takes them past local merchant stalls and through Calle de Cuyes, or guinea pig alley, where locals can purchase skinned and fully dressed guinea pigs to eat.G
7:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "White Asparagus/Asparagi Bianchi"  Mary Ann takes a good, long look at this elegant white vegetable before creating a spring-fresh Cream of Asparagus Soup, a crisp White Asparagus Salad, and an Italian favorite, Asparagus, Bassano del Grappo-style, topped with a rich, buttery egg sauce. One look at this snow-white gift from the garden and you'll be green with envy. D
8:00 am 
Baking Made Easy  "Two-Toned Baking"  Baked goods are better in black and white. Yummy Marbled Pound Cake, Jumbo Black and White Cookies. D
8:30 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Convent Food"  Aren't convents supposed to be austere, dull places? In Mexico, everything's a little more colorful - including the food of Catholic nuns. Delicious, labor-intensive mole is probably the most well-known food to come out of the convents, but Pati will explore some easier, but just as tasty recipes, including: Picadillo Empanadas of the Immaculate Conception; White Rice and Poblano Rajas Casserole; Almond and Porto Cake. D
9:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Tostadas and Empanadas"  Host Christopher Kimball ventures to Chicago to visit Rick Bayless to learn all about his infamous empanadas. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the test kitchen's secrets for the ultimate Beef Empanadas at home. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make Pork Tostadas. D
9:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "All About Accessories"  The topic is accessorizing. The discussion starts with the best half dozen accessories to use. Then Matt makes a removable tile backsplash. D
10:00 am 
Bluegrass Underground  "Mountain Heart"  Fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music is presented, this band's is synonymous with cutting-edge excellence. One of the most highly awarded ensembles ever, MOUNTAIN HEART members have either won or been nominated for multiple Grammys, ACM, CMA, and IBMA Awards and played the Grand Ole Opry's revered stage 100+ times. MOUNTAIN HEART deftly combines elements of Rock, Jamband, Country, Blues, Jazz, and Bluegrass into a fresh, accessible, and unmistakably unique sound. D
10:30 am 
Music Voyager  "Tennessee Special - Round"  The singer-songwriter embodies the unique and profitable symbiotic relationship between the stars of country music and the artists responsible for crafting the words and melodies. Music Voyager invites four of Nashville's most prolific and successful songwriters for an intimate and rare performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Featured artists include revered singer-songwriters Buddy Miller, Darrel Scott, Elizabeth Cook and Guy Clark. D
11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Inspected By 4"  Leela, Telly and Elmo are folding clothes in the Laundromat when Inspector 4, Judah Friedlander, comes along to inspect for things that are in groups of four. Inspector 4 can't find four of anything and threatens to shut down the Laundromat! Luckily, Elmo suggests counting the bottles of fabric softener. Time to count! 1,2,3,4! There are four bottles of fabric softener. D
12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 3/Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 4"  Dinosaur Big City Part III - The Dinosaur Train arrives in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City, and Buddy and the Pteranodon family explore the crowded "dinosaur metropolis." At the Theropod Convention, our kids reunite with Annie Tyrannosaurus and her parents Dolores and Boris, and they all meet the multi-horned mayor, Mayor Kosmoceratops! Dinosaur Big City Part IV - Buddy and Tiny help King Cryolophosaurus overcome his fear of performing in front of his biggest audience ever, and he wows a large dinosaur audience when he sings his new song, "Whole Lotta Theropods" at the Theropod Convention in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City. D
12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Little Bo Peep"  Where's Mister Lizard? Whyatt is searching and searching and doesn't know where to find him! Once again, it's the Super Readers to the rescue when they meet Little Bo Peep, who is hot on the trail of her missing sheep. The Super Readers aren't satisfied with leaving them alone until they come home, and spring into action! Educational Objectives: To learn about solving a mystery! Fun, interactive activities show preschoolers how to build the alphabet, rhyme with OG words and use the power to read to change the story. D
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Be Cool/Elephant Walk"  Be Cool - Phew, it's hot outside! How are Sally and Nick going to stay cool? Cat suggests that they should visit some friends in the Dizzle-dazzle Desert to learn how to keep cool. They learn that some animals are light coloured, some stay out of the sun, and some, like Tommy the coolest toad around, just mooove sloooow. Nick and Sally take their advice, but Cat has an even better idea - run through a sprinkler! Elephant Walk - When building a toy construction set, Nick and Sally wonder if there's such thing as a one-thing-does-it-all tool. D
1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Flight of the Pollinators"  When a miniaturized Chris gets covered with pollen and ends up sticking to a bee, he's off into the remarkable world of the pollinators. Martin, Aviva, and the rest of the creature explorers must find Chris in an adventure that uncovers the amazing delivery system of plants and their animal partners. They learn that plants use animals to help them make their seeds through a process called pollination. D
2:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Hawaiian Monk Seal"  Create the beautiful Hawaiian monk seal using color, shading, and light.G
2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play "On Green Dolphin Street" and the signature lick from the Four Seasons hit, "Oh, What A Night." Featured guests include Andy LaVerne, Karl Propst and Mary Daniels. D
3:00 pm 
Earth: The Operators' Manual   Geologist Richard Alley travels the world from New Zealand to China, Brazil, Spain and Morocco, plus stops in the United States at Louisiana, Texas and California. Described as a cross between Woody Allen and Carl Sagan, Alley leads this examination of climate change and sustainable energy. From low-tech solutions to high-tech innovations, the program shows a wide range of practical options available to meet humanity's energy needs.G
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   President Obama's speech from Afghanistan and guest analysts. D
5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Secrets of the Sun"  With new spacecraft and Earth-based telescopes, scientists are seeing new ways to analyze the sun, even re-creating in labs what happens at its very core. Their work is helping to understand aspects of the sun that have puzzled scientists for decades.G
6:00 pm 
America Revealed  "Electric Nation"  Called the biggest, most complex machine in the world, Yul Kwon travels the country to understand how more than 200,000 miles of high-tension transmission lines deliver electricity to the nation and learn the intricacies and vulnerabilities of the system. He joins a live wire repair team who do their daring repairs from the side of a helicopter in flight, visits the country's largest coal mine, and rappels down the side of a wind turbine.G
7:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "On The Ball"  Alan Alda heads to Calgary to meet Joan Vickers, whose research has improved the skills of golfers and basketball, tennis and even dart players. He also goes to Fenway Park to try out some high-tech equipment that helps umpires separate balls from strikes.G
8:00 pm 
Earth: The Operators' Manual   Geologist Richard Alley travels the world from New Zealand to China, Brazil, Spain and Morocco, plus stops in the United States at Louisiana, Texas and California. Described as a cross between Woody Allen and Carl Sagan, Alley leads this examination of climate change and sustainable energy. From low-tech solutions to high-tech innovations, the program shows a wide range of practical options available to meet humanity's energy needs.G
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Secrets of the Sun"  With new spacecraft and Earth-based telescopes, scientists are seeing new ways to analyze the sun, even re-creating in labs what happens at its very core. Their work is helping to understand aspects of the sun that have puzzled scientists for decades.G
10:00 pm 
America Revealed  "Electric Nation"  Called the biggest, most complex machine in the world, Yul Kwon travels the country to understand how more than 200,000 miles of high-tension transmission lines deliver electricity to the nation and learn the intricacies and vulnerabilities of the system. He joins a live wire repair team who do their daring repairs from the side of a helicopter in flight, visits the country's largest coal mine, and rappels down the side of a wind turbine.G
11:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "On The Ball"  Alan Alda heads to Calgary to meet Joan Vickers, whose research has improved the skills of golfers and basketball, tennis and even dart players. He also goes to Fenway Park to try out some high-tech equipment that helps umpires separate balls from strikes.G
11:30 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Yo Invito"  This episode covers phrases used when ordering food in a restaurant.G
12:00 am 
Science In Focus: Force and Motion  "Keep On Rolling"  Roller coasters are filled with twists and turns, as changes in height and direction supply a variety of push and pull forces. In this workshop, first-grade students build on their prior experience with rolling objects. By designing and constructing their own roller coaster made from ramps, cardboard tubes, and flexible tubes, the students experiment with ways to get a marble from the top of a table into a bucket on the floor, some distance away.G
1:00 am 
Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century  "Ethnic Fragmentation In Canada"  Vancouver: Hong Kong East - Prior to the Chinese takeover of Hong Kong, thousands of wealthy businessmen moved their families to Vancouver causing a collision of cultures. What has happened since 1997? Montreal: An Island of French - Trying to preserve their culture, Quebec welcomes immigrants and pays to teach them French.G
1:30 am 
Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century  "Regions and Economies"  Oregon: A Fight for Water - Native Americans and farmers compete for a scarce resource: water. U.S. Midwest: Spatial Innovations - In the U.S. D
2:00 am 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Sex and Gender"  Analyzes the similarities and differences between males and females, and how sex roles reflect social values and psychological knowledge.G
2:30 am 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Maturing and Aging"  Explains what really happens, physically and psychologically, as we age, and how society reacts to the last stages of life.G
3:00 am 
Saddle Club  "Crossing The Line"  Desi's father closes off a favorite trail near Pine Hallow, but Saddle Club members are forced to trespass on it when the miniature donkey, Trouble, lives up to his name,G
3:30 am 
Biz Kid$  "How to Succeed In Biz-Ness By Really Trying!"  A business can be anything from babysitting to owning vending machines. You'll discover the three key steps to success: identifying a need, making a plan to fill a need, and taking action. Join us as we meet the prep school boy whose new take on the old school tie caused a sensation. D
4:00 am 
Maya & Miguel  "Fashionistas"  When the girls decide that the school needs a fashion show, Miguel agrees to help out. The problem is, he didn't know he agreed to actually be a model. What's more, in the audience is going to be the new coach of the local soccer travel team - which Miguel is trying out for! Miguel, worried that the coach won't want a player who dresses up in outrageous clothes for a fashion show, has to decide whether to participate or whether to "take a dive. D
4:30 am 
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
5:00 am 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "Raw Milk Cheese"  After a visit to a dairy farm that makes award-winning cheeses, the Pences fix raw milk gouda with egg and pizza with arugula.G
5:30 am 
Christina Cooks  "Holiday Feast"  For New Year's Day or New Year's Eve, what does a whole foods holiday meal look like? Join Christina for a lighthearted approach to holiday cooking. D
6:00 am 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "San Francisco, California"  San Francisco is a city whose present day gleam began with the discovery of glittering gold. The people who settled San Francisco came from all over the world and as they mixed together they established the traditions that make San Francisco what it is today. We'll look at the city's unique history, love of opulence and appreciation of good food. D
6:30 am 
OpenRoad  "Manta Ray Drive"  Ancient Hawaii - Dive with Manta Rays and Holua sled into nature and history on the grassy slopes of Hawaii's Parker Ranch. Best of the West - Views - Fly around Mt. Shasta in California, climb to a 12,000 foot summit high above Death Valley, gaze at otherworldly astronomical observatories atop the nearly 14,000-foot peak of Mauna Kea and fly onto a glacier on the shoulder of Denali, Mt. D
7:00 am 
The Victory Garden  "Vertical: Think Up!"  Correspondent Paul Epsom seeks the best climbing plants for the garden. A bougainvillea espalier is inspired by the Getty Museum's art.G
7:30 am 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Inlaid Lettering with Steve Latta"  See how to make your name in holly wood by setting slender stringing into the slotted surface. D
8:00 am 
Woodsmith Shop  "Heirloom Tool Chest"  Woodworkers dream of building a custom chest for their fine tools. The Woodsmith editors show you how to make that dream come true. Start with a simple, easy-to-build plywood case. D
8:30 am 
Growing Bolder  "Making Memories"  NULL
9:00 am 
Scheewe Art Workshop  "Stone Fence"  An old rock fence is so charming and a perfect subject to paint. Building layers is an important application of watercolors. As you apply one layer over another it allows the translucent quality of the watercolor pigments to create colors different from mixed colors. D
9:30 am 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Seaside Harmony"  Take a leisurely stroll along the beach with Bob Ross and experience the bursting of glorious clouds. D
10:00 am 
Essential Pepin  "Savory Staples"  Risotto With Vegetables; Darphin Potatoes; Skillet Sweet Potato; Green Couscous; Corn Polenta With Mushroom Ragout. D
10:30 am 
Gourmet's Adventures with Ruth  "The Tamarind School, Laos"  NULL
11:00 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Algo Inesperaado"  This episode features some facts about Guadalajara. Carlos reveals to his family that Gloria has a gambling habit and he needed to withdraw money.G
11:30 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Yo Invito"  This episode covers phrases used when ordering food in a restaurant.G
12:00 pm 
Looking at Learning....Again Part 2  "Critical and Creative Thinking"  With Dr. Robert Swartz. Teachers can help students become good thinkers. Good thinkers raise key questions and gather and evaluate pertinent information, thus making informed decisions. D
1:00 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Resonance"  Why a swaying bridge collapses with a high wind, and why a wine glass shatters with a higher octave. D
1:30 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Waves"  With an analysis of simple harmonic motion and a stroke of genius, Newton extended mechanics to the propagation of sound. D
2:00 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Sex and Gender"  Analyzes the similarities and differences between males and females, and how sex roles reflect social values and psychological knowledge.G
2:30 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Maturing and Aging"  Explains what really happens, physically and psychologically, as we age, and how society reacts to the last stages of life.G
3:00 pm 
Saddle Club  "Crossing The Line"  Desi's father closes off a favorite trail near Pine Hallow, but Saddle Club members are forced to trespass on it when the miniature donkey, Trouble, lives up to his name,G
4:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Revenge of the Zeros"  Upset about their score of zero points in the banana sculpture contest, Danny and Annie decide to ruin Paul the Gorilla's banana festival party that is being held at The Electric Diner. The Electric Company catches on, and does everything they can to stop the pranksters and save the party and preserve Paul's sanity. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Of All The Luck"  (topic: Logic) - Convinced that his failure to defeat Motherboard is simply a result of bad luck, Hacker collects the Ten Lucky Charms of Cyberspace. The caper works. Hacker's luck changes, and good things begin happening to him. D
5:00 pm 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "Raw Milk Cheese"  After a visit to a dairy farm that makes award-winning cheeses, the Pences fix raw milk gouda with egg and pizza with arugula.G
5:30 pm 
Christina Cooks  "Holiday Feast"  For New Year's Day or New Year's Eve, what does a whole foods holiday meal look like? Join Christina for a lighthearted approach to holiday cooking. D
6:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "San Francisco, California"  San Francisco is a city whose present day gleam began with the discovery of glittering gold. The people who settled San Francisco came from all over the world and as they mixed together they established the traditions that make San Francisco what it is today. We'll look at the city's unique history, love of opulence and appreciation of good food. D
6:30 pm 
OpenRoad  "Manta Ray Drive"  Ancient Hawaii - Dive with Manta Rays and Holua sled into nature and history on the grassy slopes of Hawaii's Parker Ranch. Best of the West - Views - Fly around Mt. Shasta in California, climb to a 12,000 foot summit high above Death Valley, gaze at otherworldly astronomical observatories atop the nearly 14,000-foot peak of Mauna Kea and fly onto a glacier on the shoulder of Denali, Mt. D
7:00 pm 
The Victory Garden  "Vertical: Think Up!"  Correspondent Paul Epsom seeks the best climbing plants for the garden. A bougainvillea espalier is inspired by the Getty Museum's art.G
7:30 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Inlaid Lettering with Steve Latta"  See how to make your name in holly wood by setting slender stringing into the slotted surface. D
8:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Heirloom Tool Chest"  Woodworkers dream of building a custom chest for their fine tools. The Woodsmith editors show you how to make that dream come true. Start with a simple, easy-to-build plywood case. D
8:30 pm 
Growing Bolder  "Making Memories"  NULL
9:00 pm 
Scheewe Art Workshop  "Stone Fence"  An old rock fence is so charming and a perfect subject to paint. Building layers is an important application of watercolors. As you apply one layer over another it allows the translucent quality of the watercolor pigments to create colors different from mixed colors. D
9:30 pm 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Seaside Harmony"  Take a leisurely stroll along the beach with Bob Ross and experience the bursting of glorious clouds. D
10:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Savory Staples"  Risotto With Vegetables; Darphin Potatoes; Skillet Sweet Potato; Green Couscous; Corn Polenta With Mushroom Ragout. D
10:30 pm 
Gourmet's Adventures with Ruth  "The Tamarind School, Laos"  NULL
11:00 pm 
Art of the Western World  "Into The Twentieth Century"  Part I: With modernity came new energy and forms in Viennese building and painting. Paris saw the emergence of the Fauves, and of Picasso and Cubism. Kandinsky and others experimented with color abstraction. D
12:00 am 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
1:00 am 
1:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Steve Tyrell (singer). D
2:00 am 
Pacific Heartbeat  "There Once Was An Island - Te Henua E Nnoho"  There Once was an Island - Te Henua e Nnoho gives a human face to the issue of global climate change. It is the story of a Pacific Island community fighting to preserve what really matters in the face of rising tides. Takuu Atoll is an idyllic home to articulate, educated people who maintain a 1,200-year-old culture and language. D
3:00 am 
Pioneers In Aviation: The Race to the Moon  "The Early Years"  "The Early Years" details the birth of American aviation-from the Wright Brothers' earliest flights, through the turbulent era of the 1920s. "The Early Years" documents the captains of the Aviation Industry as young men as they design and construct planes for America's effort in World War I, begin flying the mail in the 1920s, and develop the first passenger airlines. Episode I concludes with the dramatic head-to-head rivalry between the Boeing 247 and the Douglas DC-3 for command of the newly born commercial aviation industry. D
4:00 am 
Asian Voices   NULL
4:30 am 
European Journal  "Don't Bogart That Job, My Friend..... Cannabis and Jobs"  Spain: Cannabis instead of Olives - A village in north-eastern Spain wants to defy the economic crisis by cultivating cannabis. The project is the subject of heated debate in the community. The mayor hopes to create new jobs for the 900 residents of Rasquera in Tarragona province and reduce the public debt. D
5:00 am 
Rosenblatt: The Final Inning   For over half a century, college baseball teams from across the country have dreamt of finishing their season at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium. No other city has become as synonymous with a championship event. In 2010, The College World Series took its last "at bat" in Omaha's Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium. D
6:00 am 
The Golden Game: Minor Leagues   In The Golden Game: The Minor Leagues provides a unique glimpse into the lives of minor league baseball players at various stages of their careers. We take you inside the clubhouse, dugout, team bus and homes of minor leaguers to see what it's like to chase a dream of making it to the big leagues. D
6:30 am 
Golden Game: Baseball In Sacramento   THE GOLDEN GAME: BASEBALL IN SACRAMENTO nostalgically recounts Sacramento's 150-year baseball history: its early teams and ballparks, the players, important victories, unresolved controversies and unforgettable moments. Among other highlights, the film chronicles the Sacramento Solons' dramatic come-from-behind victory against rival Los Angeles for the 1942 Pacific Coast League series title, the mysterious fire at Edmonds Field (and why some believe the team set it), and the 2000 opening of Raley Field, home of the triple-A champion River Cats. Contemporary footage and archival stills from baseball's early days, along with comments from former players, game announcers, historians and fans, reveal the indelible impression baseball has left on Sacramento and the mark Sacramento has left on the game. D
7:00 am 
Bolinao 52   When Tung Trinh, a survivor of the BOLINAO 52, stepped foot onto a crowded boat on night in May 1988, she did not know it was a trip that forever changed her life. After leaving Vietnam the BOLINAO 52 engine died. They were ignored by passing ships, 19 days later, a US Navy ship stopped. D
8:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
9:00 am 
Tavis Smiley   Bill Bennett (Fmr. Education Secretary). D
9:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Steve Tyrell (singer). D
10:00 am 
Asian Voices   NULL
10:30 am 
European Journal  "Don't Bogart That Job, My Friend..... Cannabis and Jobs"  Spain: Cannabis instead of Olives - A village in north-eastern Spain wants to defy the economic crisis by cultivating cannabis. The project is the subject of heated debate in the community. The mayor hopes to create new jobs for the 900 residents of Rasquera in Tarragona province and reduce the public debt. D
11:00 am 
Rosenblatt: The Final Inning   For over half a century, college baseball teams from across the country have dreamt of finishing their season at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium. No other city has become as synonymous with a championship event. In 2010, The College World Series took its last "at bat" in Omaha's Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium. D
12:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Birders, Banders & Binoculars"  They can be fierce predators and some of the gentlest of creatures. Some are rare, others are quite common; but they all have the power to bewitch and bedazzle. Birds live in a world that for us is the stuff of dreams and wonder. We take to the field to celebrate birds and the people who study, care for, and watch them.G
12:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Reporters' Roundup 4/26/2012"  State revenue is up. Superintendent Tom Luna is on the road selling his ideas of computers in the classroom. Universities received tuition increases and the May primary is just a couple weeks away. This week on Dialogue, host Joan Cartan-Hansen leads a lively discussion about the state's top news stories on this month's Reporter Round up. Cartan-Hansen's guests this week are Jesse Bonner, a reporter with the Associated Press, Dan Popkey, political reporter for the Idaho Statesman and Brandon Macz, a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Greg Hahn, host of Idaho Reports will also join the panel.G
1:00 pm 
Bolinao 52   When Tung Trinh, a survivor of the BOLINAO 52, stepped foot onto a crowded boat on night in May 1988, she did not know it was a trip that forever changed her life. After leaving Vietnam the BOLINAO 52 engine died. They were ignored by passing ships, 19 days later, a US Navy ship stopped. D
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Rosenblatt: The Final Inning   For over half a century, college baseball teams from across the country have dreamt of finishing their season at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium. No other city has become as synonymous with a championship event. In 2010, The College World Series took its last "at bat" in Omaha's Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium. D
5:00 pm 
The Golden Game: Minor Leagues   In The Golden Game: The Minor Leagues provides a unique glimpse into the lives of minor league baseball players at various stages of their careers. We take you inside the clubhouse, dugout, team bus and homes of minor leaguers to see what it's like to chase a dream of making it to the big leagues. D
5:30 pm 
Golden Game: Baseball In Sacramento   THE GOLDEN GAME: BASEBALL IN SACRAMENTO nostalgically recounts Sacramento's 150-year baseball history: its early teams and ballparks, the players, important victories, unresolved controversies and unforgettable moments. Among other highlights, the film chronicles the Sacramento Solons' dramatic come-from-behind victory against rival Los Angeles for the 1942 Pacific Coast League series title, the mysterious fire at Edmonds Field (and why some believe the team set it), and the 2000 opening of Raley Field, home of the triple-A champion River Cats. Contemporary footage and archival stills from baseball's early days, along with comments from former players, game announcers, historians and fans, reveal the indelible impression baseball has left on Sacramento and the mark Sacramento has left on the game. D
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Birders, Banders & Binoculars"  They can be fierce predators and some of the gentlest of creatures. Some are rare, others are quite common; but they all have the power to bewitch and bedazzle. Birds live in a world that for us is the stuff of dreams and wonder. We take to the field to celebrate birds and the people who study, care for, and watch them.G
6:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Reporters' Roundup 4/26/2012"  State revenue is up. Superintendent Tom Luna is on the road selling his ideas of computers in the classroom. Universities received tuition increases and the May primary is just a couple weeks away. This week on Dialogue, host Joan Cartan-Hansen leads a lively discussion about the state's top news stories on this month's Reporter Round up. Cartan-Hansen's guests this week are Jesse Bonner, a reporter with the Associated Press, Dan Popkey, political reporter for the Idaho Statesman and Brandon Macz, a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Greg Hahn, host of Idaho Reports will also join the panel.G
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   President Obama's speech from Afghanistan and guest analysts. D
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
The Golden Game: Minor Leagues   In The Golden Game: The Minor Leagues provides a unique glimpse into the lives of minor league baseball players at various stages of their careers. We take you inside the clubhouse, dugout, team bus and homes of minor leaguers to see what it's like to chase a dream of making it to the big leagues. D
10:30 pm 
Golden Game: Baseball In Sacramento   THE GOLDEN GAME: BASEBALL IN SACRAMENTO nostalgically recounts Sacramento's 150-year baseball history: its early teams and ballparks, the players, important victories, unresolved controversies and unforgettable moments. Among other highlights, the film chronicles the Sacramento Solons' dramatic come-from-behind victory against rival Los Angeles for the 1942 Pacific Coast League series title, the mysterious fire at Edmonds Field (and why some believe the team set it), and the 2000 opening of Raley Field, home of the triple-A champion River Cats. Contemporary footage and archival stills from baseball's early days, along with comments from former players, game announcers, historians and fans, reveal the indelible impression baseball has left on Sacramento and the mark Sacramento has left on the game. D
11:00 pm 
Bolinao 52   When Tung Trinh, a survivor of the BOLINAO 52, stepped foot onto a crowded boat on night in May 1988, she did not know it was a trip that forever changed her life. After leaving Vietnam the BOLINAO 52 engine died. They were ignored by passing ships, 19 days later, a US Navy ship stopped. D

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