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Monday, August 13, 2012

Ed Zed OmegaTPT is launching Ed Zed Omega, a collaborative thought experiment about education – like a documentary, but live and interactive on social media. It begins this Wednesday, August 15, and we want you to help shape the story. Ed Zed Omega focuses on six Minneapolis teens (portrayed by actors) dropping out of high school. Here’s where you come in: Just play along. Interact with our characters online as though they were real. Share your experiences with school and your ideas about reimagining education. First step: like one of the Zed Omega characters on Facebook, or send them an email.

Programming Note

PBS Convention Coverage: Coverage of the Republican National Convention will air from August 27-30, starting at 7pm, with Newshour hosts Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill. The Democratic National Convention will air the following week, with the same gavel to gavel coverage.

Beginning Monday, August 27, 7pm

Program Highlights

Happiness Advantage with Shawn Achor

Happiness Advantage In this special filmed at tpt, positive psychology expert Shawn Achor demonstrates how to find success in every aspect of our lives.

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Monday, August 13, 8pm
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French Chef Classics (Julia 100th Birthday)

French Chef Classics In honor of Julia Child’s 100th birthday, tune in to catch 3 episodes from the early 1960s that have not been re-aired since. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of The Splendid Table on MPR, will join us in studio to share stories about Julia! Lynne made several appearances on Julia’s program Cooking with Master Chefs, and Julia was a guest on Lynne’s program as well.

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Wednesday, August 15, 8pm

Dakota Conflict

Dakota Conflict 2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. The story of this violent chapter in America's history is told through diaries, old photographs, sketchbooks, newspaper archives, trial transcripts and oral histories.

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Thursday, August 16, 8pm
Sunday, August 19, 9pm

Dakota Exile

Dakota ExileThis program examines the history of the scattered Dakota tribe. Forced from Minnesota by the push for new territory, Dakota members were thrust onto untenable lands in Nebraska and North Dakota, while many fled to Canada. While the program examines the devastation suffered by the Dakota, it also chronicles members' efforts to maintain their heritage by passing on their language and culture.

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Thursday, August 16, 9pm
Sunday, August 19, 10pm

Redesigning MN: Margin of Safety

Redesigning MNAs baby boomers retire over the next two decades, tax rolls will shrink. How will state, county and local governments adapt one of the most important services they deliver–public safety? We’ll explore how it will impact everything from police to prisons. Second in a series.

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Friday, August 17, 8pm
Sunday, August 19, 8pm
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Downton Abbey: Behind the Scenes

Downton Abbey This one-hour Masterpiece special reviews the action-packed storylines of the first two seasons of Downton Abbey. Relive pivotal moments from the series, and get insight into the characters from writer Julian Fellowes and the actors who bring Downton to life.

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Sunday, August 19, 8:30pm
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Capture Minnesota

Capture MinnesotaListen to photographers’ thoughts, techniques and tricks; discussions about what makes a photograph into art; and view dozens and dozens of gorgeous Photographs that were part of our first Capture Minnesota contest.

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Monday, August 20, 7pm
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Featured Online Video

Wyld Ryce: Lotus Land: Profits

Wyld RyceThe Minnesota State Fair has long been associated with kitschy gadgets that salesmen demonstrate year after year. We all have these gadgets. Which one is your favorite?

Original Broadcast Date: February 1980

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Tapes Rolling! The People of the State Fair

Tapes RollingThe best known event that happens every year in Minnesota is the State Fair. Get an inside look at the people who attend, participate in events and the workers who keep everyone happy.

Original Broadcast Date: June 1994

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Almanac: Anoka Motor Racing

Anoka Motor RacingMary Lahammer tells you about the rich history of motorcycle racing and the State Fair.

Original Broadcast Date: August 2006


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Big Big Dinosaur Week

Big Big Dinosaur WeekGet ready for BIG fun when the Pteranodon family decides to take the Dinosaur Train to meet some of the biggest dinosaurs on earth during "Big Big Dinosaur Week," in four all-new episodes!

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Monday-Friday, August 13-17, 6 & 9:30am

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