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August 27, 2013
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1:00 am 
Idaho Homefront: World War II   Idahoans and the nation go to war in 1941 - some far away, some here at home. The times are intense and a generation raised during the Great Depression comes of age under the gun. This Idaho Public Television production meets men and women who experienced World War II on the battlefield and at home. They share their memories, their emotions and their knowledge of the era.G

2:00 am 
The Best of Soul Train   This special celebrates more than 35 years of iconic performances from soul superstars and highlights classic musical and dance moments from the series. Featured songs include "Dance to the Music" by Sly and the Family Stone, "I Want You Back" by the Jackson Five, "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye, and a medley of hits by Stevie Wonder.G

3:00 am 
Dialogue  "S.C. (Sam) Gwynne"  The reporter and author whose book, Empire of the Summer Moon, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011, talks with host Marcia Franklin. The book traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. It also entails the epic saga of pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who becomes the last Comanche chief.G

3:30 am 
MotorWeek  "Jaguar Xjl Awd"  Road Test: 2013 Jaguar XJL AWD. Road Test: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible. Goss' Garage: Quick A/C Checkup. D

4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Zoe Loves Rocco"  Zoe is hanging out with her pet rock, Rocco, when Alan stops by and sings Rocco's favorite song, "Rocco and Roll." Zoe leaves to get Rocco's hat, and asks Elmo, who's playing astronaut with Baby David nearby, to watch Rocco while she's gone. As Elmo plays with David, a flying disc knocks Rocco to the ground. D

5:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Super Daniel!/Play Pretend"  Super Daniel!: Daniel and Grandpere are at home pretending to be superheroes when Daniel notices that Dad has forgotten to take his lunch to work with him. He and Grandpere take Dad's lunchbox to the Clock Factory and Daniel uses his imagination to have several super adventures along the way. Play Pretend: Teacher Harriet shows the children a big cardboard box and asks them what they think it could be. D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Puts Out The Lights (Pts. 1 & 2)"  Martha gets people to sign a petition to ban fireworks, but Helen and her friends are devastated.G

6:00 am 
Nature  "Birds of the Gods"  Deep in the New Guinean rainforest are birds of unimaginable color and beauty with fabulous plumes of feathers. Europeans called them Birds of Paradise; the people of New Guinea say the birds possess supernatural powers and magic. David Attenborough introduces a young team of New Guinean scientists on a grueling expedition to find and film these Birds of Paradise.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Vienna"  Rick tiptoes through the palace of Maria Theresa and is dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels. He picnics on the Danube, nibbles strudel in an old world cafe, reviews slinky Art Nouveau, and waltzes in three-quarter time to music by Johann Strauss.G

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Four Great Cities II"  We can jet to Europe in a day and visit four cities in less than a week. It's great to take your time but sometimes you only have a day to visit. How can you be part of the international jet set and still get a taste of "old" Europe? This time Smart Travels takes viewers on a whirlwind tour of four cities that represent a bit of the old and bit of the new in Europe. D

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "The Lost Palm Weavers of Sonora"  The Opatas were probably the largest aboriginal group in what is now Sonora, Mexico but by the 1950s anthropologists could not locate a single speaker of the native language. While the people may be extinct, the Opatas left behind numerous traditions. Join the search in Buena Vista, Sonora for the descendants of Opata palm weavers and explore the tradition of native palm weaving that has survived through the centuries. D

8:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Organic Pasta/Pasta Organico"  Mary Ann travels to Valicenti Organico, in Hollis, New Hampshire to make pasta with owners David and Michelle Valicenti, whose secret to fantastic fresh pasta is simple ingredients and lots of patience and love. David starts off with his Lobster-filled Ravioli, and then Michelle prepares her unbeatably terrific Gluten-free Fettucine with Basil Pesto. Great pastas, great folks, great fun. D

9:00 am 
Expeditions with Patrick McMillan  "Arizona's Sky Islands"  In Southern Arizona, McMillan explores the unexpected and unusual diversity found in its prairies, moist Sycamore and maple forests, and lush oak and pine forests. D

9:30 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Xochimilco: Cooking with Flowers"  Pati takes you to Xochimilco, the legendary floating gardens of Mexico, and sprinkles a few flowers into some impressive but easy Mexican recipes. Squash Blossom Quesadillas; Hibiscus and Pecan Mole; Rose Petal, Marshmallow, Mango and Pistachio Ice Cream. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Great American Classics"  Host Christopher Kimball heads into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to uncover the secrets to the ultimate Carrot Layer Cake. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried tests springform pans in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals how to make the best Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. D

10:30 am 
Garden SMART   The latest Presidential Center and Library not only houses interesting documents, its outdoor spaces are at the forefront of landscape design. Water management techniques, native plants and a localized re-creation of the White House Rose Garden are just some of this Episode's highlights. Join us as we GardenSMART in Texas. D

11:00 am 
Infinity Hall Live  "Fountains of Wayne"  If you love serious, brooding, sonically experimental musical artists, then Fountains of Wayne is not the group for you. Full of bright guitars, wry lyrics and catchy hooks, the foursome manages to create upbeat songs that both reference classic melodic British pop while staying wholly modern, American and slightly adolescent. Many music critics have dubbed the band's sound as power pop, but frontman and vocalist Chris Collingwood has other ideas. D

12:00 pm 
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

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaur Train Submarine: Shoshana Shonosaurus/All Kinds of Families"  The Pteranodon family goes under the sea again, to ride the Dinosaur Train Submarine - this time they go to meet Shoshana Shonisaurus, an enormous marine reptile that's something between a dolphin and a whale. Since Shoshana loves to dive down very deep, Shiny has a problem with following her down to the bottom of the sea. Shoshana kindly helps Shiny get over her fear of diving deep. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Goldilocks and the Three Bears: The Mystery"  There's a mystery in Storybrook Village - the case of the broken guitar strings! Jack thinks Whyatt is the culprit, but he knows he's innocent! The Super Readers fly into the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and meet up with Goldilocks, who is just as determined to prove that she didn't make the mess in the Three Bears' house! What will it take for Goldilocks, and Whyatt, to convince everyone they're telling the truth? Educational Objectives: To learn strategies for convincing someone, explore the practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. D

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Show Me The Honey/Migration Vacation"  Show Me the Honey - Sally and Nick have run out of honey! Luckily the Cat knows just where to go to get more. They visit Queen Priscilla Buzzoo who invites them to join in the bee dance to learn how to make honey. Migration Vacation - The purple martin swallow that lives in Sally's backyard has gone missing! The Cat, with the help of a variety of forest creatures, help Nick and Sally track down the bird, and learn how and why birds migrate. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Little Howler"  Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags. They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack. They experience that wolves are a very social animal with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members. D

3:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Maui Breaching"  Bring out the beauty of the Hawaiian islands using vibrant colors and movement.G

3:30 pm 
Piano Guy   The program theme is Latin music. Bradley Sowash discusses Latin rhythms and performs "Burrito Cha Cha," Dave Lowe provides his insights on playing Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Meditation" and Lori Mechem demonstrates the signature rhythmic pattern to Oye Como Va. Andy Launer is also a featured guest. D

4:00 pm 
Make Me  "Stay Awake"  Michael Mosely learns that a new wave of drugs promises to unshackle sleep from nature. He goes on a journey to experience what it is like to put aside the conventional eight hours of sleep and keep awake for as long as possible. He meets the world record breaker, who can go up to 12 days without sleep; dips into the world of sleep endurance competition, and in Canada meets a man who claims that a recent pharmaceutical invention allows him to function and work a 20-hour day.G

5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

6:00 pm 
NOVA  "Making Stuff Stronger"  Technology reporter David Pogue brings his off-beat humor and high-energy style to his role as host for this mini-series. Pogue examines everything from mollusks to a toucan's beak and reviews tests for the world's strongest materials. He travels from the deck of a U.S. naval aircraft carrier to a demolition derby. He checks in with experts who are re-engineering what nature has provided to create strong "stuff." Part 1 of 4G

7:00 pm 
Curiosity Quest Goes Green  "Weights and Measures"  Have you ever wondered how we can be sure that grocery store scales and gas station meters can always be correct? Find out on this in depth episode how the County of Orange regulates weights and measures. D

7:30 pm 
Make:  "Watershed Sculptures"  Environmentalist Dan McCormick crafts intricate watershed sculptures out of woven willow.G

8:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Pet Tech"  This episode explores the convergence of high technology and the family pet. Alda meets an African Gray parrot with the cognitive abilities of a four-year-old child, and tries out high-tech games for bored parrots and lonely dogs. D

9:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1970s"  This decade is best remembered for disco and Watergate. But with inventions like the cell phone and the digital camera, the 1970s mark the beginning of the digital age to come. Other featured inventions in this episode include the bomb disposal robot, the sticky note, and the hybrid automobile. Part 8 of 10G

10:00 pm 
NOVA  "Making Stuff Stronger"  Technology reporter David Pogue brings his off-beat humor and high-energy style to his role as host for this mini-series. Pogue examines everything from mollusks to a toucan's beak and reviews tests for the world's strongest materials. He travels from the deck of a U.S. naval aircraft carrier to a demolition derby. He checks in with experts who are re-engineering what nature has provided to create strong "stuff." Part 1 of 4G

11:00 pm 
Curiosity Quest Goes Green  "Weights and Measures"  Have you ever wondered how we can be sure that grocery store scales and gas station meters can always be correct? Find out on this in depth episode how the County of Orange regulates weights and measures. D

11:30 pm 
Make:  "Watershed Sculptures"  Environmentalist Dan McCormick crafts intricate watershed sculptures out of woven willow.G

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