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KEEPING KIDS HEALTHY: HOW TO COPE WITH ADHD
Monday, August 14 at 12:30 p.m.
How do you tell the difference between an ordinary rambunctious kid and one who has ADHD? This program will tell you how ADHD is diagnosed, clear up some of the myths, explain the treatments that are available, and give you tips on how you can help ADHD children.
WIDE ANGLE: 1-800-INDIA
Tuesday, August 15 at 9 p.m.
Over the past decade, India has emerged as the leader in the global market for white-collar "outsourcing" jobs. 1-800-INDIA explores the experience of young Indian men and women who have been recruited into these new jobs requiring 80-hour work weeks and a westernized mindset. The film reveals the human and cultural impact of a sweeping global trend, exploring its effect on Indian family life, on the evolving landscape of Indian cities and towns, and on the aspirations and daily lives of young Indians, especially women, entering the work force.
P.O.V. : THE HOBART SHAKESPEAREANS
Tuesday, August 15 at 10 p.m.
Teacher Rafe Esquith has a point of view - a very strong one - about educating children of immigrants. Teaching in Los Angeles at one of the nation's largest inner-city grade schools, Hobart Elementary, Esquith leads his class of fifth graders through an uncompromising curriculum of English, mathematics, geography and literature. Despite language barriers and poverty, these "Hobart Shakespeareans" move on to attend outstanding colleges, motivated by a teacher honored with a National Medal of Arts.
CYBERCHASE: AND THEY COUNTED HAPPILY EVER AFTER
Wednesday, August 16 at 5 p.m.
Join in the mystery with this fun, math-based cartoon for kids ages 8 to 11. The companion website furthers the learning with its For Parents and Teachers section featuring lesson plans and activities. The Big Idea: With numbers and a system, you have the power to keep track of anything and everything on earth. Topic: Number Sense
GED CONNECTION: DECIMALS
Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 a.m.
This program addresses what decimals mean and how they are used. The GED Connection series is designed to assist those preparing to take the GED exam.
THE MEXICAN AMERICANS
Satuday, August 19 at 10:30 p.m.
Across 2,000 miles of border and hundreds of years of history, the Mexican-American story has been woven like a vibrant serape of timeless traditions and cultural connections. Actor Ricardo Montalban, comedian Paul Rodriguez, singers Vikki Carr and Tish Hinojosa, U.S. Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson, director Luis Valdez (La Bamba), activist Dolores Huerta, artists, politicians, journalists, community leaders and others from a broad spectrum of cultural experience share their personal stories in an exploration of Mexican culture north of the border.
AMERICAN MASTERS: A. EINSTEIN: HOW I SEE THE WORLD
Monday, August 21 at 1 a.m.
Expelled from high school, unable to find a teaching job and stuck working at a government patent office, Albert Einstein nonetheless went on to become one of the greatest scientific thinkers of all time. He ended up using his free time at the Swiss Patent Office to develop his groundbreaking theories on the nature of time and space. Although his early theories paved the way for the atomic bomb, Einstein later became a peace activist, saying, "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." By the time he died in 1955, he was considered not only the most important scientist of his time, but the smartest man alive.
PATH TO NUCLEAR FISSION: THE STORY
Monday, August 21 at 2 a.m.
This is the intriguing story of the lives and times of Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn, two remarkable scientists whose extraordinary collaboration culminated in the discovery of nuclear fission in 1938, turning Einstein's "theory" into atomic science. Meitner and Hahn revolutionized the history of science and the role of women in physics and chemistry; their tale parallels the social changes and turbulent history of their times, involving the war against memory, Nazi intimidation, forced exile, betrayal and a Nobel Prize in chemistry that to this day distorts science history.