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March 24, 2013
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2:30 am 
Music Voyager  "Eastern Tennessee: Cradle of Country Music"  Host Jacob Edgar begins his Tennessee journey in Bristol, the city in the northeast corner of the state that proudly calls itself the birthplace of country music. He visits 96-year-old Georgia Warren, the last surviving participant of the legendary "Bristol Sessions" of 1927, which introduced the sounds of Appalachia to a wide audience. While in Bristol, he catches a street performance by musical nomads Megan Jean & the KFB and checks out Knoxville-based The Black Lillies performing at one of Bristol's many outdoor concerts. D

3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Adventure Racing"  The Funtastics Adventure Racing Team of Coeur d'Alene joins fellow adrenaline-seekers who take part in Adventure Sports Week at Farragut State Park. The two-day competition offers 63 miles of biking, 22 miles of running, 19 miles of kayaking, and a swim across a bay on Lake Pend Oreille.G

3:30 am 
MotorWeek  "Audi Rs 5"  Road Test: 2013 Audi RS 5. Road Test: 2013 Ford C-Max Energi. Goss' Garage: Brake Fluid Basics. D

4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Best House of the Year"  Elmo is outside roller skating when he and Leela hear construction noises. They investigate and come across the Three Little Pigs building a brick house to enter the "Best House of the Year" contest. It is a contest to find the strongest, prettiest, bestest house. D

5:00 am 
WordWorld  "Bear's Bed Sled/Sh-Sh-Shark!"  Bear's Bed Sled - Bear is excited about sledding on the first day of snow, but her plans change when she hurts her toe and is unable to ride her sled. It's up to her friends to come up with a solution that will let Bear stay in bed and go sledding at the same time. Sh-Sh-Shark! - Shark is misunderstood. D

5:30 am 
Super Why!  "The Cookbook"  Whyatt wants to bake Baby Joy a special birthday cake - but he doesn't know how! Super Why and his friends soar into a new kind of book - a cookbook - and get the information they need from a rhyming chef with a silly sense of humor as well as a recipe for fun! In the end, Whyatt learns how to cook up the perfect birthday for his little sister.G

6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "The Civil Wars/Punch Brothers"  A program of new American acoustic music begins with The Civil Wars playing tunes from their Grammy-winning album Barton Hollow. Then Punch Brothers showcase their latest recording Who's Feeling Young Now?.G

7:00 am 
How Long Is A Piece of String   It sounds like a simple question. But as comedian Alan Davies discovers, finding the answer involves a journey through mathematics, physics and quantum mechanics via the fundamental nature of the universe.G

8:00 am 
Dialogue  "Philip Gourevitch"  The New Yorker staff writer and editor of The Paris Review talks with host Marcia Franklin. Gourevitch is the author of I Regret to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families, an investigation of the 1994 Rwandan massacre. He also wrote The Ballad of Abu Ghraib about some of the military police who worked in that prison during its scandal over inmate torture.G

8:30 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Adventure Racing"  The Funtastics Adventure Racing Team of Coeur d'Alene joins fellow adrenaline-seekers who take part in Adventure Sports Week at Farragut State Park. The two-day competition offers 63 miles of biking, 22 miles of running, 19 miles of kayaking, and a swim across a bay on Lake Pend Oreille.G

9:00 am 
Oregon Field Guide  "Mountain Unicycle/Tide Pool/Branding Day"  Some people roam the outdoors on one wheel. Tide pools provide a glimpse of an underwater world.G

9:30 am 
Roadtrip Nation   Traveling up Highway 101 to San Francisco, the team takes in the iconic sights of the West coast, from sea lions to the Golden Gate Bridge, before stopping to speak with Aleks Zavaleta, Executive Director of Loco Bloco, a community outreach program. In Sebastapol they interview Jay Shafer, designer of Tumbleweed Tiny Homes, sustainable homes as small as 65 square feet, whose home makes the RV seem spacious. Continuing into the Pacific Northwest, the team is invited into the home of Lori Pappas, CEO of Global Team for Local Initiatives, an Ethiopian aid organization. D

10:00 am 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Forever Wild?"  Alda presents results from research being conducted inside Arizona's Biosphere 2. Now reorganized as a climate research institute, Biosphere explores reactions of miniature wild ecosystems like rain forests and coral reefs to global atmospheres expected 100 years from now.G

11:00 am 
NOVA  "Smartest Machine On Earth"  This film profiles Watson, an IBM supercomputer, which competed against two "Jeopardy!" champions to prove its ability to mimic the human thought process. The film goes behind the scenes at IBM to provide a firsthand look at the technological feats and hurdles to develop Watson and the challenges artificial intelligence (AI) researchers face.G

12:00 pm 
Wild!  "Camels Empire"  Camels have walked our planet for 45 million years and have learned to survive some of the harshest environments on earth. This film explores the surprisingly wide range of the camel family, retracing their family history to reveal the qualities that make them so resilient, and examines our relationship with these ancient beasts and the role camels played in shaping the foundations of human society.G

1:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Special: World History-England"  After dodging swords at a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings, Justine Shapiro travels up the coast to the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. Passing through London, she takes a canal ride to the Yorkshire Moores. Her next stop is Whitby, the eerie coastal town that inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula.G

2:00 pm 
Need to Know   EFF GREENFIELD ANCHORS. This week Need to Know medical correspondent, Dr. Emily Senay, examines whether the Food and Drug Administration's medical device review process adequately protects the public and anchor Jeff Greenfield interviews Dr. Josh Rising, project director of the Medical Device Initiative at The Pew Charitable Trusts. D

2:30 pm 

3:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Using Your Credit-Crazy Or Compelling?"  Don't live on borrowed time. Join the Biz Kids and you'll see the true cost of purchasing with credit. You'll also have an unsettling look at credit scores and the increasing number of people and places (employers, insurers, colleges, etc. D

3:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Sandhill Cranes"  Thousands of sandhill cranes visit Oregon every winter but wildlife biologists still seek to learn where they are from and where they are going.G

4:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Hearty Autumn Dinner"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Smothered Pork Chops. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of breakfast sausage. Next, Chris answers questions from viewers. D

4:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters"  Rick explores the capitals of Finland and Estonia to sample each country's history, art and distinct love of life. In Helsinki, he finds a neoclassical old town, modern flair for design and steamy saunas. Tallinn offers medieval charms and new-found prosperity.G

5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Smartest Machine On Earth"  This film profiles Watson, an IBM supercomputer, which competed against two "Jeopardy!" champions to prove its ability to mimic the human thought process. The film goes behind the scenes at IBM to provide a firsthand look at the technological feats and hurdles to develop Watson and the challenges artificial intelligence (AI) researchers face.G

6:00 pm 
Secrets of the Dead  "The World's Biggest Bomb"  Beginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists engage in a dangerous race to see who can build and detonate the world's largest bomb. Bomb-makers on both sides are flying blind as they push technology into unknown territory.G

7:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Have You Heard from Johannesburg? - Free at Last"  A close look at the citizen activists who fought for three decades to end apartheid in South Africa.G

8:00 pm 
American Masters  "Joan Baez: How Sweet The Sound"  Filmmakers follow Baez on her 2008-2009 world tour, capturing her in performance and in conversations with individuals whose lives parallel hers. The film also examines her history as a recording artist and performer as well as her unwavering journey as the conscience of a generation. Making appearances are Bob Dylan, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne.G

9:30 pm 
Out of Order   This show looks at the current American political process, addressing the decline in civil discourse and the news media's role in it, partisan gridlock, gerrymandering, vanishing commitment to reasonable compromise, the vilification of moderates and declining civic engagements. Interviews with political experts and observers examine the topics.G

10:00 pm 
Secrets of the Dead  "The World's Biggest Bomb"  Beginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists engage in a dangerous race to see who can build and detonate the world's largest bomb. Bomb-makers on both sides are flying blind as they push technology into unknown territory.G

11:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Have You Heard from Johannesburg? - Free at Last"  A close look at the citizen activists who fought for three decades to end apartheid in South Africa.G

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