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12:00 pm 
NOVA  "Mystery of Easter Island"  A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues or moai, weighing up to 86 tons? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? NOVA explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from ecocide to cannibalism. Among the radical new theories is that the islanders used ropes to "walk" the statues upright, like moving a fridge. D

1:00 pm 
Super Skyscrapers  "The Vertical City"  Shanghai Tower is a collection of businesses, services and hotels all in one place, fitting a population the size of Monaco into a footprint the size of a football field. When complete, the structure will dominate Shanghai's skyline, towering 120 stories over its neighbors as a testament to China's economic success and the ambitions of the city's wealthy elite. Part 3 of 4G

2:00 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

3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

4:00 pm 

4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL

5:00 pm 
Grand Coulee Dam: American Experience   Grand Coulee was more than a dam; it was a proclamation. In the wake of the Great Depression, America turned from private enterprise to public works - not simply to provide jobs, but to restore faith. The ultimate expression of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, Grand Coulee played a central role in transforming the Northwest; it was the largest hydroelectric power producing facility in the world when it was completed in March 1941.G

6:00 pm 
The Rise and Fall of Penn Station: American Experience   In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad accomplished the enormous engineering feat of building tunnels under New York City's Hudson and East rivers. The tunnels terminated in what was one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station. Inspired by the Roman baths of Caracalla, Penn Station covered nearly 8 acres and housed one of the largest public spaces in the world, only to be torn down a few decades later. This film examines some of the reasons behind the station's demise.G

7:00 pm 
Damrell's Fire   Although 65 acres of downtown Boston is reduced to rubble by fire in 1872, Fire Chief John S. Damrell keeps loss of life to a minimum and saves densely populated neighborhoods. His leadership and vision lead to a national crusade to improve firefighting organizations, and initiate building codes and political coalitions to stop the urban conflagrations of the late 1800s.G

8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

9:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, Barnes & Noble gets a takeover offer from a private equity firm and shares soar. Is Barnes & Noble entering a new chapter and how might it play out? And, taxpayers have recouped all of the bailout money they gave to Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. Did the bailouts keep the system from collapsing?. D

9:30 pm 
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10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

11:00 pm 
The Rise and Fall of Penn Station: American Experience   In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad accomplished the enormous engineering feat of building tunnels under New York City's Hudson and East rivers. The tunnels terminated in what was one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station. Inspired by the Roman baths of Caracalla, Penn Station covered nearly 8 acres and housed one of the largest public spaces in the world, only to be torn down a few decades later. This film examines some of the reasons behind the station's demise.G

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