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Displaying: Tuesday, May 31 for KCTS 9 HD Seattle/Yakima Early Morning  -  Morning  -  Afternoon  -  Evening
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Cambridge Spies

The Cold War: Melinda is back and Maclean is given a new lease on life. Now posted to Washington, Moscow is determined that he make good use of his time. Under the guise of visiting his wife in the city, Maclean gains access and makes regular visits to the Atomic Energy Commission in New York. Maclean steals vital information about atomic bomb making which he passes on to his latest Soviet contact, 'K'. Melinda is not happy: she knows what he's up to and pleads then demands that he give it up. Maclean is torn: he wants so badly to get out of the whole business; on the other hand, he resents the United States exclusive control over atomic weapons - he still aspires to some idea of justice to justify his surreptitious activities. But there's another problem: Angleton - now head of counter-intelligence at the newly-formed CIA - is also back. And curious about what exactly Maclean is getting up to in America... Then all hell breaks loose: the Soviets explode their first atomic bomb. The CIA - Angleton prominent amongst them - will stop at nothing to find out who leaked the secrets. And they have one vital piece of information: a major source of leaks is said to have the code name 'Homer'. This is the code name the Soviets have used for Maclean since his early spying days. And this time, it really does seem like the game is all up for Maclean. Back in London, Philby takes control of the situation: if Maclean goes down, they all do - he must do anything and everything to protect his comrade, his friend. Much to Angleton's consternation, Maclean is sent back to London, and Philby is sent to Washington to take over the 'Homer' investigation. The irony could not be clearer, or more dangerous. Philby barely manages to keep the 'Homer' investigation from exploding out of his control, but he does it, at least for the moment. Though this does nothing to allay Angleton's suspicion, and he watches Philby like a hawk. But Philby's worst nightmare is just about to happen. Burgess - now a notorious drunk, hapless carouser, outrageous raconteur - has come to Washington. Immediately, he makes trouble when, at a dinner party at Philby's home, he exposes himself to Angleton's wife. Maclean is recovering with Melinda and their child in London. His life is considerably calmer; he has stopped getting drunk, he commutes to work every day from his suburban home, he is doing the bare minimum of file-passing and copying - he is leading, relatively, a 'normal' life. But the 'Homer' investigation won't go away. Philby is once again wrongfooted when the CIA unveils four names of possible 'Homers'. Maclean's name is on the list. Maclean, Burgess, Philby - all of them are on the brink of discovery, and oblivion. K informs Philby that Maclean must be sacrificed. And it is Philby who must do it. Philby arranges for Burgess to be sent home, where Blunt takes him on one more trip to Jermyn Street - a new coat, the old school tie, a copy of Jane Austen. Blunt tells him what he must do: accompany Maclean out of the country, get him to Moscow. What Blunt doesn't say is that Moscow has decided that it is time for the unpredictable and increasingly uncontrollable Burgess to leave too. Burgess and Maclean escape in the middle of the night. In hot pursuit; the CIA, MI5, MI6... but they fail to catch them up. And Philby and Blunt, left behind.

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Dinosaur Train : Crystal and King Benefit Concert: Part One and Two

"Crystal and King Benefit Concert: Part One" - When Crystal and the King go for a trip to the Big Pond, they learn that it's being recklessly overfished! They enlist the help of the Pteranodon Family to try to spread the word that if the dinosaurs and pterosaurs aren't more careful, the Big Pond will run out of fish to eat. But when Crystal realizes that nothing they're doing is actually raising awareness of the issue, she decides to organize a HUGE benefit concert, and everyone agrees to pitch in and help (as long as the King doesn't have to perform)! "Crystal and King Benefit Concert: Part Two" - The "Don't Overfish the Big Pond" Benefit Concert is underway, and it's a HUGE success! But because there's so much to organize, Crystal never finds the time to rehearse her big finale - so when it's time for her to go onstage, she experiences something she's never experienced before - stage fright! Can the kids help Crystal get over her stage fright and get her back onstage, or will the King have to come out of "performance retirement" to help her out? Educational Objectives: Overfishing generally results in a dramatic depletion in the total amount of fish (i.e., biomass). Also, overfishing often causes smaller fish (the prey species of larger fish) to increase in number as the larger predators are removed. If aquatic ecosystems are given a chance to rebound, they often will, as long as the numbers of fish have not been depleted too far.

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Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser

QUEEN VICTORIA AND THE CRIPPLED KAISER is the tale of a terrified little boy with a secret disability, and a story that reveals how a poisoned family relationship helped shape the future of a continent. This carefully crafted documentary which features a long hidden cache of Royal letters was produced for Channel 4 in the U.K. for the Secret History series, which showcases the best in historical journalism. When Queen Victoria's eldest child, Vicky, married the German Crown Prince Frederick William in 1858, it was not just a marriage of love but an attempt to strengthen ties between two of Europe's greatest powers. But the plan went disastrously wrong. One year after her wedding, Vicky endured a difficult birth which almost ended her life and left her baby - the future Kaiser Wilhelm II - with a permanently paralyzed arm. His mother wrote she was haunted by the idea of him "remaining a cripple" and insisted that he hide his paralyzed arm throughout his life. QUEEN VICTORIA AND THE CRIPPLED KAISER, narrated by Jim Carter (Downton Abbey's Mr. Carson), is the story of Wilhelm II, revealing a secret story of child cruelty, shame and dark, incestuous desires, which begins behind palace doors and ends in the carnage of World War I. During Wilhelm's life, Vicky presided over a series of bizarre and often cruel attempts to cure him of his disability, one which was considered shameful at the time. Rather than being curative, these forced procedures created a highly dysfunctional relationship between mother and son. Wilhelm developed a growing hatred for his mother's country, while, at the same time, expressing his desire for "forbidden love" with her. According to experts who have uncovered new evidence of an incestuous obsession, this unnatural love for his royal mother was at the heart of Kaiser Wilhelm II's hatred of Britain in the years before the First World War.

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Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope : Northeast Ontario - Canada's Canoe Culture and First Nations People

Joseph visits Northeast Ontario, Canada, a vast land of trees, water and rock that has served many. It has been home to aboriginal people for more than 10,000 years. To illustrate the aboriginal people's connection, on Manitoulin Island Joseph joins his First Nations guides at a pow wow, on a hike along the Niagara Escarpment, in handcrafting a drum and at an aboriginal feast. He also visits a Roman Catholic church which endeavors to be a gathering place for native and non-native alike by incorporating the symbols, traditions and beliefs of both. On the historic French River he learns that to the French fur traders, voyageurs, its lakes and rivers were highways to prosperity - and to outdoor enthusiasts a never-ending source of pleasure. In the region's largest town, Sudbury, it's clear that to the lumber and mining industries the surrounding trees and rocks are a resource of wealth and riches. With the French River as a magnificent backdrop Joseph meets artists to whom the natural scenery is an inspiration and who capture its dramatic landscape to showcase Canada's natural beauty. Finally, Joseph's journey of discovery reveals that the historic interactions and modern day partnerships formed here between diverse interests speak of a spirit of cooperation that distinguishes Canada. Theirs is indeed a "Canoe Culture" where each respects the talents of the other and strives to pull together for the common good.