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12:00 AM 
Theater Talk  "Sontag: Reborn Plus Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812"  Actor/adaptor Moe Angelos and director Marianne Weems discuss their multi-media theater piece, Sontag: Reborn, which is based on the early journals of the iconic Twentieth-Century critic. Also on the program composer/librettist/actor Dave Malloy and director Rachel Chavkin talk about their hit immersive musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, which is based on War and Peace and takes place in a club in the Meat-Packing district where the audience is served a traditional Russian meal during the show. [P]

12:30 AM 
Closer to Truth  "Is Theism Coherent?"  "Theism" is the belief in God. But atheists claim that theism is not coherent, meaning that God as a concept is riddled with conflicts, Inconsistencies and contradictions. [P]

1:00 AM 
French In Action  "Entertainment II"  Waiting for Robert at La Coupole, Mireille notices an odd man in black behaving strangely nearby. Robert arrives almost on time, and they go to the movies to see Love in the Afternoon. [G]

1:30 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]

2:00 AM 
Unfinished Nation  "Coming to America"  Immigration key to American history. Contrasting experiences of different groups. The challenges of indentured servitude; their contributions. Family groups in New England; roles within the family unit. The emergence of a slave society in North America. Upsurge in Scotch Irish and German immigration. [G]

2:30 AM 
Unfinished Nation  "Divergent Paths"  Contrast between large scale agricultural operations in South vs. small family farms and commercial operations in North. Emergence of cities; absence of rigid class differences of Europe. Distinctly American form of communities: the plantation society of the South, the tightly knit New England towns governed by town covenants. Witch trials in Salem. The Great Awakening. [G]

3:00 AM 
Biography of America, A  "Civil War"  As the Civil War rages, all eyes turn to Vicksburg, where limited war becomes total war. Professor Miller looks at the ferocity of the fighting, at Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and at the bitter legacy of the battle -- and the war. [P]

3:30 AM 
Biography of America, A  "Reconstruction"  Professor Miller begins the program by evoking in word and picture the battlefield after the battle of Gettysburg. With the assassination of President Lincoln, one sad chapter of American history comes to a close. [P]

4:00 AM 
SciGirls  "Horsing Around"  SciGirl Zoe and her friends pony up some science to select the best horse for a riding competition. [P]

4:30 AM 
Biz Kid$  "The Economics of Economics"  Here's a lighter look at a complex science. Learn about everything from micro to macro economics, supply and demand, and economic indicators. [P]

5:00 AM 
Growing a Greener World  "Behind The Scenes with Growing A Greener World"  With nearly 75 episodes over three seasons, a lot has gone into the planning of each and every one. But who are the people behind scenes, how does the show come together and what gets left on the cutting room floor that we'd love to have back? From the voices our own producers and production team, this episode provides a behind the scenes look at how the series is made, from how we chose our topics and locations, the highlights and lowlights and our some of our favorite scenes you didn't see. [P]

5:30 AM 
Wild Kratts  "Bass Class"  Martin and Chris are in the middle of a friendly competition to find Small-mouth and Large-mouth Bass when they meet Wild Kratts Kid, Gavin, who is fishing. Before they can join him, Zach Varmitech arrives and challenges them to a fishing contest. [P]

6:00 AM 
Ciao Italia  "Eggplant/Melanzane"  Basket in hand, Mary Ann visits her husband Guy's late summer garden to harvest ripe and tender eggplants to make hearty Couscous with Eggplant and - surprise - a Whole Wheat Pizza with Grilled Eggplant. Never have so few (eggplants) done so much for so many. [P]

6:30 AM 
Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends  "Walter Pisano, Grilled Steak"  Chef Stellino creates Grilled Steak with Tomato Infused Marinade and Tomato Buttata and Arrugola Salad. Chef Walter Pisano of Tulio Ristorante in Seattle shares his recipe for Truffle Salted Salmon and Bitter Green Salad. [P]

7:00 AM 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Rick Steves' Andalucia: The Best of Southern Spain"  To kick off a new season of shows, Steves presents a 60-minute special that wanders through southern Spain. He visits Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada, takes in flamenco music and dancers, sherry and horses. He explores white-washed hill towns and has fun in the sun on the Costa del Sol, before absorbing a dash of Britain in Gibraltar. [G]

8:00 AM 
This Old House  "Cambridge 2012, Secondary Spaces"  Finishing touches are coming together: the driveway, walk-in closets, home automation and some remarkable wallpaper in the powder room. Norm visits local glass artist Carrie Gustafson to see how she's making the foyer light, and Tom's helping the homeowner John Stone build a quick and easy workbench with one trip to the home center. [P]

8:30 AM 
American Woodshop  "Thinking Toys 2"  [P]

9:00 AM 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Cozy Settings"  [P]

9:30 AM 
Winemakers  "Table Top Display"  Good winemakers need to know how to communicate wine to consumers. In this episode we test their ability to communicate about wine (without using wine) by having them develop a unique "tabletop" presentation that demonstrates the basic characteristics of wine or wine region to the average wine buyer. [P]

10:00 AM 
Knit and Crochet Now!  "Afghans"  Beautiful afghans are always a welcome addition to any home and this week Maggie will show us how to knit the Moth Wing afghan designed by Michael Del Veccio. Ellen is up next with the Quantum Granny crochet afghan designed by Carrie Carpenter. [P]

10:30 AM 
Paint This with Jerry Yarnell  "Osage Prairie Summer, Part 5"  In this final segment, Jerry shows his viewers how to put in the final details and highlights to give the painting its life. He highlights the road, the barn, the large dead tree and the middle and background leafy trees. [P]

11:00 AM 
Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen  "In The Wild"  Back before there were supermarkets (or barbecue grills), grill masters hunted, fished, gathered, and grilled in the wild. This show celebrates the primal pleasures of cooking wild foods with live fire. [P]

11:30 AM 
Barbecue University with Steven Raichlen  "Florida"  There is a Caribbean flavor to jalapeno jerk baby back ribs, grilled bananas with spiced butter and rum, and salmon kebabs skewered on sugarcane with sour orange mojo. [G]

12:00 PM 
Great Conversations  "Vernon Jordan and Ronald Brownstein"  Vernon Jordan (former Clinton White House adviser and National Urban League President, author of Vernon Can Read) and Ronald Brownstein (political journalist). [P]

1:00 PM 
French In Action  "Entertainment II"  Waiting for Robert at La Coupole, Mireille notices an odd man in black behaving strangely nearby. Robert arrives almost on time, and they go to the movies to see Love in the Afternoon. [G]

1:30 PM 
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]

2:00 PM 
Unfinished Nation  "Coming to America"  Immigration key to American history. Contrasting experiences of different groups. The challenges of indentured servitude; their contributions. Family groups in New England; roles within the family unit. The emergence of a slave society in North America. Upsurge in Scotch Irish and German immigration. [G]

2:30 PM 
Unfinished Nation  "Divergent Paths"  Contrast between large scale agricultural operations in South vs. small family farms and commercial operations in North. Emergence of cities; absence of rigid class differences of Europe. Distinctly American form of communities: the plantation society of the South, the tightly knit New England towns governed by town covenants. Witch trials in Salem. The Great Awakening. [G]

3:00 PM 
Biography of America, A  "Civil War"  As the Civil War rages, all eyes turn to Vicksburg, where limited war becomes total war. Professor Miller looks at the ferocity of the fighting, at Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and at the bitter legacy of the battle -- and the war. [P]

3:30 PM 
Biography of America, A  "Reconstruction"  Professor Miller begins the program by evoking in word and picture the battlefield after the battle of Gettysburg. With the assassination of President Lincoln, one sad chapter of American history comes to a close. [P]

4:00 PM 
SciGirls  "Horsing Around"  SciGirl Zoe and her friends pony up some science to select the best horse for a riding competition. [P]

4:30 PM 
Biz Kid$  "The Economics of Economics"  Here's a lighter look at a complex science. Learn about everything from micro to macro economics, supply and demand, and economic indicators. [P]

5:00 PM 
The Electric Company  "The Limerick Slam"  Jessica and Manny compete in the annual Limerick Slam. [P]

5:30 PM 
Cyberchase  "True Colors"  Hacker becomes a good guy! Can this possibly be true? A new, reformed Hacker runs for election against Motherboard, claiming to have done five good deeds, and promising to turn over a new leaf. Can the kids find a counter example that proves Hacker is lying -- or will he be elected the new ruler of cyberspace? Guest voice: Al Roker as "Sam Vander Rom. [P]

6:00 PM 
Knit and Crochet Now!  "Afghans"  Beautiful afghans are always a welcome addition to any home and this week Maggie will show us how to knit the Moth Wing afghan designed by Michael Del Veccio. Ellen is up next with the Quantum Granny crochet afghan designed by Carrie Carpenter. [P]

6:30 PM 
Paint This with Jerry Yarnell  "Osage Prairie Summer, Part 5"  In this final segment, Jerry shows his viewers how to put in the final details and highlights to give the painting its life. He highlights the road, the barn, the large dead tree and the middle and background leafy trees. [P]

7:00 PM 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Todos Santos Magic"  Maybe it's the water, maybe it's the desert, but there's definitely magic in the charming Baja town called Todos Santos. It all starts at Art & Beer, a funky roadside bar on the outskirts of town that serves generous cocktails and outstanding appetizers. [P]

7:30 PM 
Martha Stewart's Cooking School  "Stewing"  Though they taste robust, hearty stews are generally made with inexpensive cuts of meat and require little hands-on prep time. Martha walks the viewer through the basic elements of making a stew and shares recipes for three classics: beef stew, veal stew, and coq au vin, a famously rich bistro favorite. [P]

8:00 PM 
This Old House  "Cambridge 2012, Secondary Spaces"  Finishing touches are coming together: the driveway, walk-in closets, home automation and some remarkable wallpaper in the powder room. Norm visits local glass artist Carrie Gustafson to see how she's making the foyer light, and Tom's helping the homeowner John Stone build a quick and easy workbench with one trip to the home center. [P]

8:30 PM 
Rick Steves' Europe  "European Travel Skills, Part 1"  Rick begins his favorite 3,000-mile European loop while providing information about essential travel skills. He packs 30 years of travel experience into his practical advice while he is on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris and London. Part 1 of 3 [G]

9:00 PM 
Travelscope  "Madhya Pradesh, India - The Heart of India"  Joseph begins his adventure in India's capital, Delhi, and then makes a pilgrimage to the ancient Hindu and Jain temples of Khajuraho with their erotic life-affirming 1,000-year-old carvings. His journey of discovery draws him from rural villages to palace ruins. [P]

9:30 PM 
Lidia's Italy In America  "New Orleans: The Sicilian Quarter"  [P]

10:00 PM 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Not Just for Kids"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the ultimate Chicken Nuggets at home. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of yellow mustard. [P]

10:30 PM 
Simply Ming  "Azores: Eduardo Reis"  [P]

11:00 PM 
Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen  "In The Wild"  Back before there were supermarkets (or barbecue grills), grill masters hunted, fished, gathered, and grilled in the wild. This show celebrates the primal pleasures of cooking wild foods with live fire. [P]

11:30 PM 
Rick Steves' Europe  "European Travel Skills, Part 1"  Rick begins his favorite 3,000-mile European loop while providing information about essential travel skills. He packs 30 years of travel experience into his practical advice while he is on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris and London. Part 1 of 3 [G]


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