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May 27, 2017
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5:00 pm 
National Geographic Bee   The annual National Geographic Bee returns for the 29th consecutive year, with journalist and humorist Mo Rocca serving as host and moderator. The 2017 National Geographic Bee will feature fourth to eighth-graders vying for the Bee crown and the top prize of a $50,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. The finalists, all winners of their state-level geographic bees, have triumphed over a field of nearly 4 million students to earn a place in the national championships. D
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour Weekend  "Sgt. Pepper 50 Years On"  It was 50 years ago next week that The Beatles released what is widely considered one of the best and most influential albums in rock n' roll history - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. From its cover to its 13 tracks, the album was full of firsts with many popular songs, like "With A Little Help From My Friends," "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," and "A Day In The Life," as well as lesser-known gems like "Lovely Rita" and "Getting Better. D
6:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Surprising Bulgaria"  Rick finds a time warp of old and new chic shops in the city, and donkey carts in the country.G
7:00 pm 
The Lawrence Welk Show  "America's Wonderland"  Host: Dick Dale. Things get rolling with "This Land Is Your Land". Guy and Ralna sing the "Hawaiian Wedding Song", Arthur Duncan dances to "Mountain Greenery", and Norma Zimmer & Jim Roberts enjoy "Springtime In The Rockies". D
8:00 pm 
Still Open All Hours  "Christmas Special"  David Jason heads the cast in this one-off special revisiting the popular sitcom Open All Hours. Granville has inherited the shop from his beloved Uncle Arkwright, who is gone but not forgotten - not least in the tricks of the trade he passed on to his apprentice. Assisting Granville - when he feels like it - is his son Leroy, a good-looking young man who has more female admirers than Granville ever had and no intention of doing things his father's way. D
8:31 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Happy Returns"  A free lunch in the canteen in honor of young Mr. Grace's birthday inspires the staff to organize a cabaret for his party.G
9:02 pm 
As Time Goes By  "The Stalker"  Lionel is feeling brave and protective, giving Jean concern. Lionel's pride is severely dented because of Jean's reaction.G
9:32 pm 
The Red Green Show  "Harold's Job"  Harold leaves the Lodge and moves to the city to take a job as as assistant account executive for an international corporation. Ranger Gordon's animated educational films are introduced. Red demonstrates how to clean out your car with a garbage truck.G
10:00 pm 
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries  "The Blood of Juana The Mad"  Loosely based on a Kerry Greenwood short story and set at a university college. When the fresh corpse of Professor Katz turns up in place of a cadaver in Dr. Mac's anatomy lecture she demands that Phryne and Jack - now estranged - work together in her interest. As they step around each other to investigate the murder and the disappearance of a valuable manuscript - the Book of Hours of Juana the Mad - a web of college pranking, politics and eugenics theory looks set to unravel. D
11:00 pm 
Doctor Who: Colin Baker Movies  "The Twin Dilemma"  NULL
5:00 pm 
Food - Delicious Science  "A Matter of Taste"  Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to learn about the science that makes our food taste delicious and the powerful effect it has on our tongue and nose. Part 2 of 3G
6:00 pm 
The Kate  "Jane Lynch"  Jane Lynch takes to The Katestage with See Jane Sing!, her comedy cabaret including special guests Kate Flannery (The Office) and Tim Davis (Glee's musical arranger) backed by the swinging Tony Guerrero Quintet. D
7:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Iggy Pop"  A thrilling hour with rock & roll legend Iggy Pop. The Detroit native blasts through classics and cuts from his latest album, Post Pop Depression, accompanied by members of Queens of the Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys. D
8:00 pm 
Great Performances  "Bel Canto The Opera"  Experience composer Jimmy Lopez and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz' operatic adaptation of Ann Patchett's best-selling novel inspired by a true-life hostage crisis in the 1990s in Lima, Peru, with soprano Danielle de Niese. D
11:00 pm 
The Kate  "Jane Lynch"  Jane Lynch takes to The Katestage with See Jane Sing!, her comedy cabaret including special guests Kate Flannery (The Office) and Tim Davis (Glee's musical arranger) backed by the swinging Tony Guerrero Quintet. D
5:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Bees"  Bees are insects essential for life on Earth. Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests Dr. Ron Bitner, entomologist and vintner, and Kirk Tubbs, berry farmer and beekeeper, answer students' questions about bees.G
5:30 pm 
Roadtrip Nation  "Know Who You Are"  The road-trippers' search for wisdom continues in San Francisco, where they interview Roy Remer, a volunteer coordinator at the Zen Hospice Project, who uses Buddhist principles to serve the emotional needs of the terminally ill. Roy reflects on the difficulty of letting go, and encourages the road-trippers to practice saying goodbye to the various stages of life in order to grow into the next version of themselves. Next, the road-trippers talk the importance of self-reflection with Omar Cardenas, a youth organizer for the Children's Defense Fund. D
6:00 pm 
BBQ with Franklin  "Poultry & Sauce"  Aaron takes us to a Texas BBQ joint where they cook their chicken in a unique way and then teaches us how to make sauce from scratch. Meanwhile, John Markus takes us on a whirlwind tour of the regional sauces of America. D
6:30 pm 
Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke  "Bird Meets Smoke"  Some of the world's greatest poultry dishes owe their character to wood smoke. In this show you'll learn the fundamentals of smoking chicken, turkey, duck, and even quail eggs-from curing and brining to hay-smoking in a stovetop smoker. Chipotle chilies give cherry barbecue sauce a blast of smoke, too. D
7:00 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Five Ingredient Cookout"  Five ingredients all cooked outside -- what's not to love about Sara's scallop, basil and prosciutto kebabs? Since we're barbecuing, we decided to go to the master, Hill Country Barbecue's Elizabeth Karmel for her definitive Texas barbeque brisket. Sara cools it off with watermelon lemonade. We'll also visit with YouTube stars, the Barbeque Pit Boys, an international cooking club for men who love meat and heat. D
7:30 pm 
BBQ with Franklin  "Brisket"  Learn how the brisket became a popular centerpiece of Central Texas BBQ. Hear from legends of Texas BBQ and be guided through a step-by-step brisket cook experiment using three different methods. D
8:00 pm 
Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke  "Seafood Gets Smoked"  It's a simple formula-seafood plus salt plus wood smoke-but the results are richly flavorful and complex. In this show, you'll learn essential seafood smoking techniques, from brining and curing to cold- and hot-smoking. Smoked shrimp and corn chowder, New Orleans barbecued shrimp, whisky-cured salmon, and salmon candy-all get the smoke treatment. D
8:30 pm 
BBQ with Franklin  "Fire & Smoke"  When you're cooking with fire, you'd better have good wood. Aaron covers the major types of wood used in Texas BBQ, gives some tips on building a fire, and shows a twist on using smoke for more than cooking meat. D
9:00 pm 
George Hirsch Lifestyle  "Layering with Seasoning"  George plans the perfect outdoor cookout, complete with flavor-packed tasting plates, grilled steak and spice-rubbed salmon, and a decadent chocolate mousse. George visits Captain Pete who shares tips on making the perfect smoked salmon. Recipes: - Sliced Steak, Garlic Butter Sauce - Grilled Asparagus - Spice Rubbed Planked Salmon - Roasted Fingerling Potatoes - Chocolate Mousse. D
9:30 pm 
BBQ with Franklin  "Direct Heat & Mesquite"  Aaron gets a lesson in cooking "cowboy style", in a way that combines traditional BBQ skills with the grill. Then go behind the scenes at a big city BBQ joint in Dallas and learn their unique take on Texas traditions. D
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Country Ribs and Corn Muffins"  Test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate sweet and tangy grilled country-style pork ribs. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews laundry stain removers in the Equipment Corner. Next, host Christopher Kimball answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. D
10:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Know Your Farmer: Supporting Community Agriculture (Pennington, NJ; Bedford Hills, NY; and Ranger, GA)"  The next best thing to growing your own fresh produce is to have someone local do it for you. That's the basis of community supported agriculture co-ops, known as CSAs. Their popularity with consumers has swept the country. D
11:00 pm 
Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company: Hooks, Lies & Alibis  "Fishing Tournaments - Grand Isle, LA"  In this episode, John joins the fun at the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo. Saltwater fishing tournaments are a summer tradition, and the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo is the oldest fishing championship in the country. John interviews Ricky Templet with the rodeo and then the pair prepare a pan-roasted grouper with Caribbean sofrito. D
11:30 pm 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Bologna & Emilia Romagna"  Known the world over for its wheels of golden cheese, its sweet prosciutto and divine vinegar, this slice of Northern Italy is a feast. From our base in Bologna we eat our way across the region, taking in the glorious art and culture along the way: cheese and mosaics in Parma, Balsamic vinegar and racecars in Modena, ham, pasta and university life in Bologna. An excursion to the mountainous Apennines, a trip to Ravenna's brilliant 6th century mosaics and a beach resort at Rimini round out the adventure. D
5:00 pm 
Focus On Europe  "Scotland: Fears of Losing Eu Workforce"  After Macron's presidential election win "En Marche" activists plan to take control of parliament. Controversy about one of Tenerife's top attractions, the killer whale show. D
5:30 pm 
Global 3000  "Working In Paradise: Bali's Digital Nomads"  Refugees risk their lives fleeing to Europe. A "humanitarian corridor" is providing a safe, legal means for migrants to reach Italy. Digital nomads are leaving their homelands voluntarily, bringing their work to places where others go on vacation. D
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "On The Henry's Fork"  Outsmarting the river's trophy trout is an obsession for some folks while others, like outfitter Bill Schiess, seek the secrets of nearby Henry's Lake. Love of the waterway has prompted traditional opponents to find new ways to manage the watershed.G
6:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Author Phil Klay"  On this edition of Dialogue, host Marcia Franklin interviews Phil Klay, an author and veteran of the war in Iraq. Klay's first work, Redeployment, won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2014. The 12 short stories in Redeployment draw on Klay's experiences as a U.S. Marine Corps Public Affairs Officer in the Anbar province of Iraq from 2007 to 2008.G
7:00 pm 
Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears   Based on Antonino D'Ambrosio's book A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears, this film tells the story behind Cash's lost Native American-themed concept album and his unique collaboration with folk artist Peter Lafarge. With the still largely unknown recording, Cash placed himself in the middle of the fervent social upheavals gripping the nation in the mid-1960s; facing censorship and an angry backlash from radio stations, DJs and fans for speaking out on behalf of Native people, Cash decided to fight back. The film also chronicles the reimagining of Cash's highly controversial 1964 record on its 50th anniversary, as recorded at Nashville's historic Sound Emporium Studios by such artists as Kris Kristofferson, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Norman Blake, Nancy Blake, Rhiannon Giddens, Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, and The Milk Carton Kids, working with album producer Joe Henry and legendary studio musicians Dennis Crouch, Patrick Warren, and Jay Bellerose. D
8:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "Breathin': The Eddie Zheng Story"  Arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in California prisons and jails. Ben Wang's BREATHIN': THE EDDY ZHENG STORY paints an intimate portrait of Eddy-the prisoner, the immigrant, the son, the activist-on his journey to freedom, rehabilitation and redemption. D
9:00 pm 
Faith in the Big House   Faith in the Big House explores the formulas used by Christian missionaries to convert inmates in America's prison. At a maximum security facility in Louisiana, a group of Christian evangelicals arrive to conduct a carefully-scripted religious retreat. Five felons, handpicked by the Warden, join other inmates in this "Encounter with Christ". D
10:00 pm 
American Epic  "Blood and Soil"  Travel to the rural South as Elder Burch, Charley Patton and others record early Delta blues, gospel and protest songs. The Great Flood of 1927 devastates Mississippi River communities, leading to northern migration and Chicago Blues by Howlin' Wolf. D
11:00 pm 
Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears   Based on Antonino D'Ambrosio's book A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears, this film tells the story behind Cash's lost Native American-themed concept album and his unique collaboration with folk artist Peter Lafarge. With the still largely unknown recording, Cash placed himself in the middle of the fervent social upheavals gripping the nation in the mid-1960s; facing censorship and an angry backlash from radio stations, DJs and fans for speaking out on behalf of Native people, Cash decided to fight back. The film also chronicles the reimagining of Cash's highly controversial 1964 record on its 50th anniversary, as recorded at Nashville's historic Sound Emporium Studios by such artists as Kris Kristofferson, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Norman Blake, Nancy Blake, Rhiannon Giddens, Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, and The Milk Carton Kids, working with album producer Joe Henry and legendary studio musicians Dennis Crouch, Patrick Warren, and Jay Bellerose. D

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