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11:30 pm 
Sky Island   The volcanic Jemez Mountains of New Mexico rise more than a mile above the surrounding high desert, like an island in the sky. Environmental filmmaker John Grabowska profiles the landscape and humankind's place within it, where the effects of climate change are already transforming the desert and alpine ecosystems. Author and poet N. Scott Momaday and actress Meryl Streep narrate the stunning images of this formation, which encompasses the Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera.G

12:00 am 
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

1:00 am 
Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist   This program delves into the lab of charismatic professor Dr. Lawrence Shapiro, and follows three irrepressible graduate students as they pursue a Ph.D. degree and race to publish their scientific findings. Their challenge: to decipher the structure and mechanism of a tiny protein that controls the burning and storage of fat.G

2:01 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "St. Joe River Country"  Part of the nation's Wild and Scenic river system, North Idaho's shadowy St. Joe has witnessed steamboats, log drives, ghost towns and rafters.G

2:30 am 
MotorWeek  "Ford Focus St"  Road Test: 2013 Ford Focus ST. Road Test: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo. Goss' Garage: LED Lights. D

3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Hansel & Gretel's Playdate with Big Bird"  Hansel and Gretel come to Sesame Street for a play date with Big Bird. As they walk to Big Bird's nest, Hansel realizes that he's not sure how to get back to the subway station afterwards. Gretel agrees and thinks they should leave a trail, so they leave a trail of cookie crumbs. D

4:00 am 
WordWorld  "Dog's Having A Party/Dog Wants to Play Ball"  Dog's Having a Party - Dog and Duck want to throw a house party at Dog's house. But all they have is the letter H, and they don't know what to do with it! With the help of Sheep they soon realize that H is a fabulous letter; with it they can make hotdogs, hats, hula-hoops and a great party indeed. Hurray! Dog Wants to Play Ball - Dog wants to play ball, but he's having trouble communicating with his friends because they won't stop and listen to him. D

4:30 am 
Super Why!  "The Ugly Duckling: Becoming A Swan"  Pig is too big for his bed and his sneakers are pinching his feet - what is going on? The superhero readers zoom into the story of The Ugly Duckling: Becoming a Swan, and meet a little guy who is experiencing growing pains of his own. Super Why and his friends help Duckling accept himself as he is while Pig learns an important lesson about the benefits of getting bigger. Educational Objectives: To learn about getting bigger. D

5:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "The National/Band of Horses"  Representing the cream of underground rock, The National plays songs from its recording High Violet and Band of Horses highlights its latest album Infinite Arms.G

6:00 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

7:00 am 
Dialogue  "Colum McCann"  Marcia Franklin talks with Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin. The book, which has been called the "first great 9/11 novel," won the 2009 National Book Award for fiction, and was Amazon.com's 2009 Book of the Year. The interview is part of Dialogue's ongoing "Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference" and was taped at the 2011 conference.G

7:30 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "St. Joe River Country"  Part of the nation's Wild and Scenic river system, North Idaho's shadowy St. Joe has witnessed steamboats, log drives, ghost towns and rafters.G

8:00 am 
Oregon Field Guide  "Ballast Water/Mega Dairy/Special Olympics"  Invading species jump ship in Oregon and impact native creatures. The state also is home to one of the nation's largest dairies _ in the desert.G

8:30 am 
Roadtrip Nation   Meet Team "Tabula Rasa" and follow their first attempts at cold calling, from local restaurants to the White House, hoping to speak with Michelle Obama. They meet each other and their RV for the first time in Southern California, before heading to interview Christian Jacobs, lead singer of The Aquabats, and co-creator, writer, and director of the hugely popular Yo Gabba Gabba pre-school television show. D

9:00 am 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "The Intimate Machine"  They're called personal computers, but human interactions with them are utterly impersonal, via keyboard and mouse. Alan Alda gets to communicate with computers that know who he is, where he is, what he' s doing and even how he's feeling. The ultimate such computer - actually a cute and cuddly robot - is being developed in a unique collaboration between Hollywood and MIT. D

10:00 am 
NOVA  "Cracking Your Genetic Code"  What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA read, stored and available for analysis? We meet cancer patients returned to robust health and a cystic fibrosis sufferer breathing easily because scientists have been able to pinpoint and neutralize the genetic abnormalities underlying their conditions. But we also meet ethicists who are convinced we need to consider the moral dilemmas raised by this new technology.G

11:00 am 
Wild!  "Africa's Secret Seven"  The behavior of Africa's most secretive animals are examined. The serval, aardvark, pangolin, genet, african wildcat, civet and porcupine furtively go about their top-secret activities. We witness how each one cunningly outwits the super-predators in its own special way, with extra-sharp senses and other strategies for survival.G

12:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Puerto Rico"  Zay visits San Juan, the El Yunque National Forest, the Camuy River Caves National Park and the coffee-producing central highlands. He discovers why Puerto Rico is known as the "island of enchantment," boasting sun-kissed beaches, dramatic mountains, a rich colonial history and distinctive music.G

1:00 pm 
Need to Know   SCOTT SIMON ANCHORS. In an encore edition, Need to Know examines how the abortion debate in Texas has led to massive cuts in family planning services - even at clinics that perform no abortions. Host Scott Simon interviews Pam Belluck of the New York Times about what's happening in other states. D

1:30 pm 
McLaughlin Group   TOPICS: Congressional Budget Battles; Habemus Papa! PANELISTS: Mort Zuckerman, US News & World Report; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Paul Glastris, Washington Monthly; Tim Carney, The Washington Examiner. D

2:00 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

2:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Wallowa Backcountry Huts"  This episode heads into the Wallowa wilderness and visits huts where hikers can take a break from the weather.G

3:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Dinner at the Diner"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster updates a classic recipe for Patty Melts. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of mac and cheese. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for commuter mugs. D

3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Stockholm"  Rick ponders gilded royal staterooms, samples gourmet reindeer and sips vodka in an ice bar as he experiences the city's cultural highlights. Then he sails the archipelago experiencing the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe.G

4:00 pm 
NOVA  "Cracking Your Genetic Code"  What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA read, stored and available for analysis? We meet cancer patients returned to robust health and a cystic fibrosis sufferer breathing easily because scientists have been able to pinpoint and neutralize the genetic abnormalities underlying their conditions. But we also meet ethicists who are convinced we need to consider the moral dilemmas raised by this new technology.G

5:00 pm 
Ripple of Hope   A RIPPLE OF HOPE captures an extraordinary and uplifting event against the backdrop of one of the most volatile and memorable Presidential campaigns in U.S. history. On April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy - a contender for the Democratic nomination for President - was en route to Indianapolis to make a campaign stop in a predominantly African-American neighborhood. D

6:00 pm 
60s Pop Flashback: Hullabaloo (My Music)   MY MUSIC returns to the era of go-go dancers, mod mini-skirts and swinging pop-rock sounds in HULLABALOO - A '60s FLASHBACK. The top singers and groups of the hippest decade present their greatest hits, blending the British Invasion with Broadway and folk-rock with rhythm and blues. This first-ever retrospective of the 1965-66 NBC-TV primetime series includes appearances by The Rascals, Nancy Sinatra, The Four Seasons, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Lovin' Spoonful and The Byrds. D

8:00 pm 
Paul Anka Live In Switzerland - The Avo Session   Paul Anka's debut hit single "Diana" catapulted him immediately into the Hall of Fame in 1957 at the tender age of 16, making him the youngest millionaire in the history of music. The hits that followed, including "Lonely Boy" and "Put Your Head On My Shoulder," made the Canadian singer with Lebanese roots the most successful entertainer since Elvis. These days, Paul Anka is known as the last great crooner, seasoned after years of singing in the big casinos of Las Vegas. D

9:30 pm 
No Going Back: Women and the War   North of the Mason-Dixon line, the Industrial Revolution of the mid-19th century drew increasing numbers of women out of the home and into the factories. In the agrarian, antebellum South, no such exodus occurred. Many Southerners perceived the forces of modernization - including the early rumblings of the women's suffrage movement - as a threat to their traditional way of life. D

10:00 pm 
Seeking The Greatest Good   Although born of wealth and privilege, Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) dedicated his life to public service - advocating for the sustainable management of natural resources. He championed the establishment of the National Forests and the U.S. Forest Service, where he served as its first chief under President Theodore Roosevelt. D

11:00 pm 
Ripple of Hope   A RIPPLE OF HOPE captures an extraordinary and uplifting event against the backdrop of one of the most volatile and memorable Presidential campaigns in U.S. history. On April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy - a contender for the Democratic nomination for President - was en route to Indianapolis to make a campaign stop in a predominantly African-American neighborhood. D

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