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February 23, 2014
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9:30 am 
Roadtrip Nation   In Fort Collins, Colorado, Calvin, Tina, and Vanessa stop to have a pint with Jennifer Orgolini, Sustainability Director, and Bryan Simpson, Media Relations Director, of New Belgium Brewing Company. The team then proceeds to Kansas City to interview Greg Carroll, CEO of the American Jazz Museum. Across town, they are also able to connect with Michelle Dreher, printmaker, owner, and operator of Two Tone Press. D

10:00 am 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Coming to America"  Who were the first Americans, and when did they arrive? Did they get here by land or sea? Did a single group populate the continent, or did many? Experts used to agree that the first Americans walked across the Bering land bridge from Asia about 12,000 years ago, then found their way south, eventually colonizing all of North and South America. But exciting recent finds at sites on both continents have triggered new theories. Alan Alda tries to find out who's saying what, and why. D

11:00 am 
NOVA  "Mystery of Easter Island"  Rapa Nui, the bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, known as Easter Island, has been a place of mystery since Europeans first arrived in 1722. How did ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues weighing up to 86 tons each. A NOVA team uses a 15-ton replica statue to test out controversial recent claims on how the statues might have been moved.G

12:00 pm 
Can Eating Insects Save The World?   In this BBC documentary, British food writer Stefan Gates meets the people in Thailand and Cambodia who hunt, eat and sell edible insects for a living. He slowly learns that insects are high in protein, require little sustenance to survive, and are easy to breed - in other words they are the ultimate eco-food and a plausible alternative to the traditional Western meals of fowl and red meat.G

1:02 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Food Hour: Southern China"  New Zealand chef Peter Gordon discovers the roots of Cantonese cuisine. His journey takes him north to Lianzhou, the mountain home of the Yao tribe, where he cooks succulent spiced pork. Next he walks the rice fields of the Pearl River Delta, cooks up a feast for boat racing crews in Guangzhou, shops in the fabled market of Qingping, and samples street fare in Chaozhou.G

2:00 pm 
Dialogue  "Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference: David Macaulay"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with the creator of books that explain how architectural wonders such as pyramids and cathedrals were built.G

2:30 pm 
McLaughlin Group   TOPICS: Chaos in Ukraine; Minimum wage hike - job blessing or job killer? PANELISTS: Pat Buchanan, Author and Columnist; Eleanor Clift, The Daily Beast; Mort Zuckerman, US New & World Report; Rich Lowry, National Review. D

3:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "What to Do with a Windfall"  Congratulations - you have a windfall! Now what? Take a look at some investment alternatives and how to evaluate them based on time, risk, and rate of return. Meet several young entrepreneurs who were faced with a financial opportunity and see where they decided to invest their money. D

3:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Bird Flu, Green Crabs, Borax Lake Chub, Mickey Hot Springs Photo-essay"  This FIELD GUIDE special goes to the towering heights of Steens Mountain, the Wallowas, Broken Top, Mount Bailey and more with adventurers of all skill levels playing in the snow. They test out yurts during a rugged ski outing, handle sled dogs and speed down hills.G

4:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Get Your Chile Fix"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Green Chile Cheeseburgers at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of mayonnaise. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's top tips on making your own burger. D

4:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Milan and Lake Como"  Rick peeks at Italy's highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery and greatest opera house in Milan, plus takes in Leonardo da Vinci's painting of The Last Supper.G

5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Mystery of Easter Island"  Rapa Nui, the bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, known as Easter Island, has been a place of mystery since Europeans first arrived in 1722. How did ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues weighing up to 86 tons each. A NOVA team uses a 15-ton replica statue to test out controversial recent claims on how the statues might have been moved.G

6:00 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

7:00 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

8:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Las Marthas"  This film follows a Mexican American girl and one from Mexico, both of whom are carrying on the tradition of an annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas, which was established in the aftermath of the U.S.-Mexico War. In a time of economic uncertainty and political tension over immigration, the celebration serves as a reminder of the post-war tensions following the influx of Anglo migrants into Texas during the state's infancy.G

9:00 pm 
Pain, Pus and Poison  "Pus"  Infection can take over the entire human body to the point of death, while infectious disease has regularly wiped out millions of people worldwide. Dr. Michael Mosley explores the earliest attempts to tackle infection to tell the story of how scientists, chemists and doctors help win the battle from Louis Pasteur to Howard Florey. He shows how a small dedicated team wipes out one of mankind's deadliest diseases - smallpox. Part 2 of 3G

10:00 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

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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