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March 12, 2013
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11:00 pm 
Idaho Reports 2013   Host Greg Hahn, with a panel of news professionals, plus political analysts, examines the week's events at the Idaho Legislature.G

12:00 am 
War  "A Deadly Calling"  (November 1943-June 1944) The Japanese empire still stretches 4,000 miles; U.S. Marines set out to prove a point on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa. Mobile, Alabama, Sacramento, California, and Waterbury, Connecticut, are transformed into booming, overcrowded "war towns." African Americans, serving in segregated armed forces demand equal rights, including combat duty. Japanese-American men are permitted to form a special unit, the 442nd. In Italy, allied forces stall in the mountains south of Rome and sustain mounting casualties. Part 3 of 7G

2:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Riding The Rails"  In Idaho as in the rest of the West, the Iron Horse helped carve a civilization out of a wilderness. Today, many of the smaller roads have been vacated by the railroads but inventive Idahoans find new ways to enjoy them from modern rail bikes to model trains.G

2:30 am 
MotorWeek  "Lotus Evora IPS"  Road Test: 2013 Lotus Evora IPS. Road Test: 2013 Audi allroad. Goss' Garage: Cheap Gas Issues. D

3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Telly The Tiebreaker"  Elmo, Zoe, Rosita and some friends are making a beautiful block house together but can't agree whether to put a square or circle on top. Alan helps them solve the problem by having them raise their hands for the one they like best. After counting up the votes, the square wins by one. D

4:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel Plays Ball/O Builds A Tower"  Daniel Plays Ball - Daniel, Miss Elaina and Prince Wednesday are at the park with Prince Tuesday. They decide to play a game with a ball. Daniel struggles to catch the ball and gets very frustrated. D

4:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Eyes on the Skies/Camp Truman"  Eyes on the Skies - Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Truman's #1 hero), is holding a seminar at the library. Truman becomes more and more certain that his activity partner T.D. is going to embarrass him in front of his idol. D

5:00 am 
Nature  "Braving Iraq"  Convoys of armed guards protect filmmaker David Johnson and cameraman Steve Foote in war-torn Iraq as they follow eco-visionary Azzam Alwash, who has made it his mission to restore the great Mesopotamian Marshes. Saddam Hussein drained the marshes while trying to eradicate the indigenous Marsh Arabs when they rebelled against him.G

6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Siena and Assisi: Italy's Grand Hill Towns"  Rick tours the innovative medieval hospital in Siena and a bakery that makes panforte. He explores the Chianti region and spends a night at a farmhouse where he learns about the Slow Food Movement before following the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi.G

6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Athens and Delphi"  Rudy climbs the Acropolis, prowls the Plaka and cheers Greece's best folk dancers. On the Peloponnesian Peninsula, he scopes out a charming port and visits epic ruins of King Agamemnon.G

7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Sierra Madre Easter"  Travel around Chihuahua, Mexico, with host David Yetman and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Jesus Garcia, a native of Mexico. Together they look at how traditions continue for the area's indigenous peoples while new arrivals contribute to Chihuahua's identity in other ways. The first stop is Paquime, site of one of the most sophisticated pre-Columbian cities in northwestern Mexico. D

7:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Classic Bolognese Pasta/Lasagne Verdi Alla Bolognese"  Culinary arts students from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI are eager to learn the fine art of creating Bolognese pasta, starting with Lasagne Verdi alla Bolognese. Mary Ann leads them through the process of making Lasagne Spinach Noodles, and layering it over and over with a meaty, Bologna-Style Ragu, and Bechamella Sauce. And there's just enough time to make Tagliatelle with Bolognese Sauce. D

8:00 am 
Cooking Odyssey  "Chios"  Eva explores medieval villages, tours a winery that has brought an almost extinct variety of grapes back and discovers a product only cultivated on this island while Chef Yianni and a guest make a simple pomegranate salad and fresh hand rolled pasta. D

8:30 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Puebla: Food from a Colonial Jewel"  Travel with Pati to the state of Puebla to see why it isn't just the site of the legendary Cinco de Mayo battle - it's also home to some of Mexico's most luscious, delectable culinary treats. Creamy Poblano Soup; Chicken Tinga; Glazed Santa Clara Cookies. D

9:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Gnocchi and Panzanella"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make foolproof Gnocchi at Home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for rotary graters. Then, Chris discusses with science expert Guy Crosby the science of soil and its effect on the taste of tomatoes. D

9:30 am 
Garden Smart   Good landscape design is timeless. Years ago, the landscape designer planned this garden with an eye towards carefully proportioned relationships between the house and its gardens. Those lessons are still relevant today. D

10:00 am 
Bluegrass Underground  "Sarah Jarosz"  A veteran musician who'd released two CDs before turning 20, Sarah Jarosz has gone from teenage bluegrass hotshot to fully-realized innovative artist in less time than many of us spent in braces. Playing mandolin, octave mandolin, banjo and guitar while singing in a rich, throaty voice, Jarosz creates a staggeringly original sound with her new ensemble, featuring violinist Alex Hargreaves and cellist Nathaniel Smith. Their melodic interplay weaves rock rhythms, classical textures and Appalachian melodies. D

10:30 am 
Music Voyager  "Heartbeat of Vallenato"  Host Jacob Edgar's journeys through Colombia reveal the country's amazing geographical, cultural and musical diversity. This time, his travels take him from the ranches and farmlands of Valledupar through the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range and on to the Caribbean coast. The small city of Valledupar is the cradle of vallenato, a rustic, folksy and distinctly Colombian music style. D

11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Brandeis Is Looking for a Job"  Brandeis, a yellow Labrador Retriever, is looking for a job on Sesame Street. First, Leela hires him to fold laundry in the Laundromat, but Brandeis has a lot of trouble folding the clothing with his paws. Next, Chris hires him to sweep the floor, but he has trouble holding the broom. D

12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Buddy Explores The Tyrannosaurs/Rainy Day Fight"  Buddy, an adopted T. rex, wishes he knew more about his T. rex ancestors. So, Dad takes him and Tiny on the Dinosaur Train back to the early Cretaceous, to visit an ancestor: an earlier version of Tyrannosaurus rex called Raptorex. Rodney Raptorex is a kid who won't grow up to be as big as Buddy will, but the two boys find that they not only have a lot of differences, they have a lot in common, too. D

12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Story of Mother Goose"  Red is writing a new song but gets stuck because she simply can't think of the right word! To help her out, Super Why and his friends meet rhyming royalty - Mother Goose - just as she's starting to pen her legendary poeMs. Does Mother Goose pick her words at random, or is there a rhyme and reason to the way she composes her stories? Educational Objectives: To learn about word families. Kids will sing the alphabet and identify the letters G and O, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Rain Game/No Sssweater Is Better"  Rain Game - Sally wants to water the plants in her backyard, but it's hot and sunny outside. They need rain, and lots of it! Good thing the Cat in the Hat knows exactly where to go to get some: the rain forest! With the assistance of some toucans and the singing of howler monkeys, they explore each level of the rain forest, eventually reaching the top and the rain! No SSSweater is Better - Nick's favorite sweater is too small and he doesn't want to change it. The Cat in the Hat has a friend with the exact same problem! He brings them to meet Slyde the snake who shows Nick and Sally how he sheds his skin when it gets too small for him. D

1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Honey Seekers"  While on an adventure to discover the toughest animal in Africa, Martin and Chris uncover the amazing relationship between the Honey guide bird and Honey badger. A relationship that the Wild Kratt team uses to foil the evil plans of Chef Gourmand. Science Concepts: Symbiotic relationships. D

2:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Playful Dolphin"  Wyland connects science and art together using composition and perspective.G

2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   The program theme is Rock & Roll. Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock," The Beach Boys' "California Girls" as well as a great Boogie Woogie Riff made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis. Featured artists include Dave Powers and Nat Kerr. D

3:00 pm 
Rescuing The River: The Raritan   The Raritan River runs through the center of New Jersey, with upper reaches that are incredibly beautiful, providing a valuable source of water for more than a million people. But industry took hold of the lower Raritan early on and left its mark. This one-hour documentary, narrated by actor Avery Brooks, tells the compelling story of a river that has been profoundly contaminated over 200 years and of the extraordinary efforts to clean it up. D

4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Separating Twins"  Abandoned shortly after birth at an orphanage in Bangladesh, twin girls, Trishna and Krishna, are joined at the head and have little chance of survival. Aid workers take them to Australia where they spend two years battling for life before doctors can attempt a marathon separation surgery to allow them to live separate lives.G

6:00 pm 
Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House   Playing on the same stage as Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms, the guitarist known for his bluesy electric instrumentation performs on a selection of vintage acoustic instruments. He is supported by traditional Irish fiddler Gerry O'Connor, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Mats Wester on a Swedish keyed-fiddle, Los Angeles keyboard maestro Arlan Schierbaum, and Puerto Rican percussionist Lenny Castro.G

7:30 pm 
Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge: Amazing Encounters   The photographer introduces some of his favorite moments in the field, capturing wildlife, spectacular landscapes and fascinating people with his lens. This is a fast-paced look at some endearing, heart-stopping and fun moments. He tracks the last of the Bengal tigers in Nepal, marvels at snow monkeys in Japan, snuggles with baby seals on South Georgia Island, and snaps baby grey whales off Baja Mexico. The special also includes scenes from Alaska, the Sahara, India, West Africa, Mongolia, Bhutan and Ethiopia. Crew members also share behind-the-scenes moments.G

9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Separating Twins"  Abandoned shortly after birth at an orphanage in Bangladesh, twin girls, Trishna and Krishna, are joined at the head and have little chance of survival. Aid workers take them to Australia where they spend two years battling for life before doctors can attempt a marathon separation surgery to allow them to live separate lives.G

10:00 pm 
Rescuing The River: The Raritan   The Raritan River runs through the center of New Jersey, with upper reaches that are incredibly beautiful, providing a valuable source of water for more than a million people. But industry took hold of the lower Raritan early on and left its mark. This one-hour documentary, narrated by actor Avery Brooks, tells the compelling story of a river that has been profoundly contaminated over 200 years and of the extraordinary efforts to clean it up. D

11:00 pm 
Barbara Morgan: No Limits   Producer Marcia Franklin traces Barbara Morgan's 23-year odyssey from McCall elementary teacher to space-veteran astronaut. Vintage footage, photos and interviews with friends, colleagues, students and family weave a tale of perseverance and resolve.G

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