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March 14, 2012
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2:00 am 
Muhammad Ali: Made In Miami   In 1960, Cassius Clay arrives home in Miami with a gold medal from the Olympics. Over the course of the next few years, he evolves professionally and politically, heavily influenced by the vibrant life around him, as he becomes Muhammad Ali.G

3:00 am 
Journey of Sacagawea   Oral history and tradition among the Lemhi Shoshonis, Sacagawea's descendants, and the Hidatsas, her childhood abductors, profile the person behind the western historical icon. Reenactments and scenes of the wild areas she knew help writer-producer Lori Joyce and her team explore the Lewis and Clark expedition.G

4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Humpty Dumpty's Big Break"  Telly is very worried about Humpty Dumpty falling off the wall, but Humpty explains that he is there to watch a football game. Just as the game is about to start, one of All the King's Horses comes limping in and says he can't play. It's Humpty's dream to play football, so he offers to replace him, but Telly is very worried that Humpty will break. D

5:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Slide to the Side!"  Sid is trying out his new dance called "The Sid Slide To The Side!" On his room's hardwood floor, he boogies to the left, jumps to the right and then tries to slide to the side. But in his new sneakers, he can't slide.he just squeaks to a stop! Sid and his friends investigate how different materials and surfaces can create friction, causing something to slow down. D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha In Charge/Truman And The Deep Blue Sea"  Martha in Charge - Helen comes down with laryngitis, and she's sent to bed to recuperate. Truman and the Deep Blue Sea - Truman can't believe his luck when Alice invites the gang to go whale watching . . . . until he realizes that he has to actually get on a boat.G

6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "The Philharmonic Opening Gala with Itzhak Perlman"  Earle pays tribute to his mentor, legendary Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt. Kristofferson follows with tunes from his latest album.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Cinque Terre: Italy's Hidden Riviera"  Rick samples village life, fishing for anchovies at midnight, savoring pesto, picking grapes, cheering on cliff divers, and visits quarries where Michelangelo selected marble.G

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Carcassonne and the Pyrenees"  From a fairy tale fortress to the gentle Pyrenees, Rudy takes in the castles and peaks of this magical region. We tour the largest fortress in Europe, Carcassonne, and sample the local stew, Cassoulet. A gallop through the countryside takes in several romantic castle ruins and the artwork of Toulouse Lautrec. D

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Monumental Dunes"  The accumulation of wind-blown sand into a dune marks the beginning of one of Nature's most interesting and beautiful phenomena. In addition to the remarkable structure and patterns of sand dunes, they also provide habitats for a variety of wildlife. The arid regions of the southwestern United States contain a vast variety of dune systeMs. Visit three groups of sand dunes located on public land in the United States. D

8:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Shrimp Remoulade, Baked Oysters with Mushrooms, and Rice Calas. D

9:00 am 
America's Heartland   Washington farmers deliver a big.and sweet.cherry harvest. D

9:30 am 
Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends  "Soups"  Nick welcomes Chef Kevin Rathbun of Rathbun's in Atlanta and creates Cauliflower & Parmesan Soup with Crostini. Chef Stellino makes Asparagus Soup and Red Peppers, Shallots and Asparagus Confit. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Grilled Steak and Gazpacho"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making authentic Grilled Argentine Steaks. Then, host Christopher Kimball visits a tomato expert in Southern California to find out why supermarket tomatoes lack real tomato flavor. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of diced tomatoes. D

10:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Wonderful Walls"  This show offers some great ideas for creating inexpensive and attractive wall art using fabric, calendars, scrapbook papers, and your computer. Then, Matt demonstrates tongue and groove paneling. Last, Matt and Shari demonstrate various painting techniques for a creative wall design. D

11:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   Appalachian Trail; Avery County. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Big Bad Wolf Huffs and Puffs Slimey"  Oscar is getting ready to take Slimey to the mud hole, but ducks down to get his hiking boot. Just then, the 3 Little Pigs run by with the Big Bad Wolf chasing them. They get away, so instead of huffing and puffing at them, the wolf decides to huff and puff at Slimey. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "King Cryolophosaurus/Buddy The Tracker"  King Cryolophosaurus - Buddy, Tiny, Don and Mom meet a reclusive, singing dinosaur named King who has a big swooping crest on his head and a voice that sounds an awful lot like Elvis Presley. Buddy the Tracker - Buddy and Don are "footprint detectives" as they track and find creatures they know at the Big Pond. The plot thickens when they discover fossilized tracks that are millions of years old!. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Story of Mother Goose"  Red is writing a new song but gets stuck because she simply can't think of the right word! To help her out, Super Why and his friends meet rhyming royalty - Mother Goose - just as she's starting to pen her legendary poeMs. Does Mother Goose pick her words at random, or is there a rhyme and reason to the way she composes her stories? Educational Objectives: To learn about word families. Kids will sing the alphabet and identify the letters G and O, 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!  "A Sweet Deal/King of Swing"  A Sweet Deal - Sally and Nick are having a hard time getting customers to come to their "cafe". What can they do? The Cat takes them to meet Eddy the honeyguide bird. Eddy shows them how he guides humans to bees' nests by making noise and putting on a show. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "The Food Chain Game"  Aviva wants to build a food web for the African savannah, so she devises a game and Martin and Chris accept her challenge! They will each start as a blade of grass and climb to the top of the food web in a game of "Power Suit Creature Tag." As they play, the brothers boost their knowledge of the complex relationships between predators and prey as well as the differences between herbivores and carnivores. D

3:00 pm 
Dialogue  "James McPherson"  James McPherson is one of America's greatest Civil War historians. McPherson's Pulitzer Prize winning writing captures the drama of this era and his latest book, "Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief," gives new insight into Abraham Lincoln's remarkable skill as a military leader. Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with McPherson about Lincoln and why we are still fighting over some of the same issues we thrashed out in the Civil War 150 years ago.G

3:30 pm 
Red Green's Duct Tape Forever   When an evil land-baron's limo falls into a sinkhole outside Possum Lodge, located 145 beer stores north of Toronto, a judge orders the men to pay $10,000 in damages in 10 days or lose their beloved lodge forever. Lodge leader Red Green (Steve Smith) considers various money-making schemes the men dream up, like selling road kill on the Internet. But it's Harold (Patrick McKenna), Red's nerdy nephew, who comes up with an idea that just might save their wood-smoked bacon: a duct tape sculpture contest in Minneapolis with a $10,000 third-place prize. D

5:00 pm 
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6:00 pm 
One of the Missing   Charles Durning introduces this film adaptation of an Ambrose Bierce story, which follows Confederate marksman Jerome Searing, who has become a methodical killing machine, sparing no one in his path. Behind enemy lines, Searing becomes trapped, pinned by fallen beams, in a ruined building - his own loaded and cocked rifle resting just inches from his head. He succumbs to terror and descends into a nightmarish journey through his mind.G

7:00 pm 
Downton Abbey - Behind The Drama   This MASTERPIECE special goes behind the scenes of the popular MASTERPIECE CLASSIC drama to review the storylines of the first two seasons about the people who live, and work, in an English manor house in the early 20th century with pivotal moments highlighted. Writer Julian Fellowes and the actors who bring Downton inhabitants to life provide insight into the characters of the series.G

8:05 pm 
John Tesh Big Band Live   In a new special, Emmy winner and Grammy nominee John Tesh and his 12-piece ensemble perform big-band music from the 1920s through the '50s. JOHN TESH BIG BAND LIVE takes viewers on a trip down memory lane with all-new arrangements of standards, including "I've Got the World on a String," "The Way You Look Tonight," "In the Mood," and "Summer Wind," along with Tesh's own piano solos and love songs. A special segment on the music of World War II features a medley of instrumental songs from the era, punctuated by excerpts from Tesh's father's wartime diary. D

9:33 pm 
Conquistadors with Michael Wood  "The Fall of the Aztecs"  British historian Michael Wood traces the steps of Herman Cortes from a small island off Mexico's coast to the heart of the Aztec empire. Wood seeks answers as to how Cortes' band of 500 could overthrow an empire. Part 1 of 4G

10:30 pm 
Conquistadors with Michael Wood  "The Conquest of the Incas"  Wood goes high in the Andes of Peru. He travels ancient roads to follow in the footsteps of Francisco Pizarro who conquered the Incas in 1532. Part 2 of 4G

11:30 pm 
Conquistadors with Michael Wood  "The Search for El Dorado"  Wood moves to Ecuador, where a member of the Pizarro clan, Gonzalo, led an expedition in 1541 to find El Dorado, a ruler reputed to possess vast riches. Part 3 of 4G

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