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America's Test Kitchen

Pass The Pasta

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate sausage meatballs and spaghetti. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews insulated shopping totes in the Equipment Corner.


Cook's Country

Muffins and Doughnuts Get A Makeover

Christopher visits the Dorset Union Store in Dorset, Vermont, where doughnuts are baked fresh daily. Then, uncover the secrets to making easier muffin tin doughnuts. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of grapefruit juice.


Steven Raichlen's
Project Smoke

This show elevates smoking from the tailgating lot to the penthouse. Start with mesquite- smoked oysters electrified with chipotle barbecue sauce. A mammoth 7-bone prime rib takes a turn on a wood-burning rotisserie prior to being cut into steaks and seared over a blazing oak log fire.


BBQ with Franklin

Whole Hog

Learn the steps that go into a whole hog cook from beginning to end. Aaron walks us through the process of building a cinder block pit, learns about pig breeds and throws a party in his backyard.


Austin City Limits

Sleater-Kinney & Heartless Bastard

Relish the best in smart indie rock with Sleater-Kinney and Heartless Bastards. Seattle veterans Sleater-Kinney rock tracks from their acclaimed LP No Cities to Love. Austin rockers Heartless Bastards showcase their latest LP, Restless Ones.

Imagination Station
Watch Online
Story Contest

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Recently on The Cities

Iowa Lt. Govenor Kim Reynolds talks with Jim about the Governor's "Condition of the State" address, STEM education and more. Later, Jamie Lange and Michael Carton of WQPT discuss Champagne on the Rocks and the upcoming WQPT PBS Kids Writers Contest.

The Cities with Jim Mertens brings viewers regional and national guest who discuss a variety of topics that provide a unique, and often regional perspective. The series airs Thursdays at 7:00pm. and Sundays at 4:00pm. Learn more


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FeatureAmerican Experience
The Big Burn

In the summer of 1910, the largest fire in American history raged in the Northern Rockies.


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FeatureNOVA: Making North America: Origins

Experience the colossal geologic forces that shaped our continent over 3 billion years.

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