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October 17, 2012
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5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Wiki Wiki Walter"  Hector challenges Manny to find a beatboxer better than Shock. Shock panics! After his last beatboxing competition with his best friend WikiWiki Walter, their friendship was ruined! When Manny finds a competitor who turns out to be Shock's old beatboxing pal, Wiki, and with Doug E. Fresh as the beatboxing judge, the competition gets a little more interesting. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   New home construction is going through the roof as Americans are house-hunting again. NBR's Susie Gharib looks at new evidence that housing is getting back to normal. Turbulence for the airline industry could mean cheaper fares come the holiday season. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Nature  "Wolverine: Chasing The Phantom"  Cameras follow researchers who follow this elusive, independent and resourceful animal - the largest member of the weasel family - that they rarely see in person. They use remote cameras, radio collars and DNA to track the creatures, who have turned out to be remarkably family oriented as well as tough and powerful for their size.G
8:00 pm 
NOVA  "Forensics on Trial"  NOVA investigates the shaky state of crime science and looks for cutting-edge solutions. Today's forensics are in a state of crisis with few established scientific standards, no central oversight and poor regulation of examiners. Innocent men and women have been convicted on faulty forensic evidence. Of the more than 250 inmates exonerated by DNA testing in the last 10 years, more than half of the wrongful convictions stemmed from poorly executed forensics.G
9:00 pm 
NOVA scienceNOW  "Can Science Stop Crime?"  Pogue gives the third degree to scientists pushing the limits of technology -- not only to solve horrific murders -- but also to try to prevent crimes before they even happen. He learns the latest techniques, from unraveling the clues embedded in a decomposing corpse, to detecting lies by peering directly into a suspect's brain, to tracking the creation of a criminal mind. And we meet a genius crime-stopper who's made some terrifying discoveries, including how easy it is for a bad guy to highjack -- not just your laptop -- but your kids' toys, medical devices and even your car. D
10:00 pm 
Hustle   Albert is in Chinatown to close a deal with Phil and his brother-in-law, Charlie, who is a notorious hard man and not one to ever consider conning. When Phil collapses and dies, Albert decides to cut his losses and leave, but Charlie wants his brother's cash by the end of the week or else. The team needs to con half a million in a hurry to save Albert's bacon.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
5:00 pm 
Land Girls  "Final Reckoning"  Connie discovers more about the piano player she is in love with. Joyce realizes there is something wrong with Martin and decides to follow him. Elsewhere, Finch helps Esther raise money by setting up a boxing match with his old adversary Vernon.G
6:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Blue Herrings, Part 1"  DCI Barnaby has a week off and takes the time to visit his elderly aunt, who is convalescing in a residential nursing home for the elderly. She prompts him to investigate a series of suspicious deaths after people have changed their wills. Part 1 of 2G
7:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - The Love that Pays the Price"  Lady Agnes catches the eye of charismatic American millionaire Caspar Landry, but as she and Sir Hallam look to their future, a tragic turn of events leaves their promised dreams, and a close family member in jeopardy. Downstairs, Mrs. Thackeray makes a momentous decision that throws the running of 165 into chaos. Blanche and Mr. Amanjit continue to clash, until a heart-breaking cause compels them to reconsider their differences. Part 2 of 6G
8:00 pm 
New Tricks  "Dockers"  The Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad members investigate the 1975 death of the general secretary of the Crane Drivers' Union, whose body was found in the Thames. As the team delves into the case, they find a political minefield, with suggestions of misappropriated union funds, MI5 involvement and a union leader whose threatened strike action was a danger to national security.G
9:00 pm 
Call The Midwife  "S1 E3"  Jenny makes calls on the nursing roster and seeks to learn why a new patient seems upset by her latest pregnancy. Part 3 of 6G
10:00 pm 
Land Girls  "Final Reckoning"  Connie discovers more about the piano player she is in love with. Joyce realizes there is something wrong with Martin and decides to follow him. Elsewhere, Finch helps Esther raise money by setting up a boxing match with his old adversary Vernon.G
11:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Blue Herrings, Part 1"  DCI Barnaby has a week off and takes the time to visit his elderly aunt, who is convalescing in a residential nursing home for the elderly. She prompts him to investigate a series of suspicious deaths after people have changed their wills. Part 1 of 2G
5:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Baltimore: A Baltimore Classic - The Civic Club Sandwich"  In this episode, Lidia heads to Baltimore, where she visits an institution of Italian food: Di Pasquale's market. Back in the kitchen, Lidia prepares Spiedini alla Romana, Minestrone, and the Italian-American Civic Club Sandwich. D
5:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Grilling"  Bridget shows Chris how to make Grilled Thin-Cut Pork Chops and Grilled Potato Hobo Packs. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for grill tongs. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's top new gadgets, and finally, Julia uncovers the secrets to Grilled Lemon Chicken. D
6:00 pm 
Uncorked: Wine Made Simple  "Uncorked: Napa Valley"  Napa is the premier wine-producing region of the United States and while great wine is produced in other parts of California, Napa Valley boasts an extraordinary list of famous wineries and wine makers. In this episode, we learn what makes Cabernet Sauvignon the undisputed king of Napa Valley. We visit a winery built with Hapsburg era stones imported from Austria, and the American Center for Food & Wine; and adult Disney World of wine and food. D
6:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Carlingford and the North East"  NULL
7:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Installing Bluestone Patio/Hanging Bikes in a Garage"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a bluestone patio in an urban backyard. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner and her daughter hang their bikes in a small garage. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "West Turkey"  Rick visits the ancient sites of Ephesus and Aphrodisias, meanders up the Meander River, eats Turkish pizza and discovers a blend of ancient and modern cultures.G
8:00 pm 
Grand View  "Golden Gate National Recreation Area"  Baumann sets his sites on one of the largest urban parks in the world: Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The park, which includes Alcatraz, the Marin Headlands, and the original military fortifications surrounding San Francisco, was conceived as part of a trend to make national park resources more accessible to urban populations. Interviews include Frank Heaney, Alcatraz prison guard, Heather Booth, park interpretive ranger, and Stephen Haller, civil war historian. D
8:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Baltimore: A Baltimore Classic - The Civic Club Sandwich"  In this episode, Lidia heads to Baltimore, where she visits an institution of Italian food: Di Pasquale's market. Back in the kitchen, Lidia prepares Spiedini alla Romana, Minestrone, and the Italian-American Civic Club Sandwich. D
9:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Grilling"  Bridget shows Chris how to make Grilled Thin-Cut Pork Chops and Grilled Potato Hobo Packs. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for grill tongs. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's top new gadgets, and finally, Julia uncovers the secrets to Grilled Lemon Chicken. D
9:30 pm 
Great American Seafood Cook-Off   Fires blazed and seafood sizzled as New Orleans hosted the fifth annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off in August 2008. During the two-day competition, 15 chefs from 14 different states prepared their best dishes using the seafood indigenous to their state. Famed New Orleans chef John Besh, the winner of the 2004 competition and the 2006 James Beard Foundation's Best Chef of the Southeast, hosted the event. D
10:00 pm 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "The Perfect Pinot"  Pinots are the drink of choice right now. Caprial and John show us how to create concoctions to complement the perfect glass of wine. Crab and Parsnip Cakes with Lemon Creme Fraiche; Morel Mushroom Cannelloni. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "West Turkey"  Rick visits the ancient sites of Ephesus and Aphrodisias, meanders up the Meander River, eats Turkish pizza and discovers a blend of ancient and modern cultures.G
11:00 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Reunidos"  Arturo arrives from Argentina and meets some members of the Castillo family.G
11:30 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Que Estaran Haciendo?"  The Castillo family deals with a number of problems, including the hospitalization of don Fernando.G
5:30 pm 
POV  "Give Up Tomorrow"  As a tropical storm beats down on an island in the Philippines, two sisters leave work and never make it home. Paco Larranaga, a 19-year-old student, is sentenced to death for their rape and murder, despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence. "Give Up Tomorrow" exposes shocking corruption within the judicial system of the Philippines and one of the most sensational trials in the country's history. D
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Dialogue  "Amy Waldman: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  The author-journalist discusses her work with host Marcia Franklin. Waldman's first novel, The Submission tells the story of a jury, in charge of selecting a ground zero-like memorial from among anonymous submissions, and the reactions when it chooses a design created by a Muslim-American architect.G
10:30 pm 
POV  "Give Up Tomorrow"  As a tropical storm beats down on an island in the Philippines, two sisters leave work and never make it home. Paco Larranaga, a 19-year-old student, is sentenced to death for their rape and murder, despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence. "Give Up Tomorrow" exposes shocking corruption within the judicial system of the Philippines and one of the most sensational trials in the country's history. D
5:00 pm 
Curious George  "Color Me Monkey/Special Delivery Monkey"  George and Charkie go to the zoo and meet SooBerm, the truly unique painting elephantG
5:30 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Pick Your Friends/ Finola's Farm"  Pick Your Friends - It's Valentine's Day and Nick and Sally disagree hotly on how to decorate the card they're making for the Cat. Does this mean they aren't really best friends? The Cat takes them to meet Sheldon, a tortoise who knows all about friendship. They learn that Sheldon's best friend is completely different from him and that being best friends doesn't mean you always have to agree. D
6:00 pm 
Super Why!  "The Cookbook"  Whyatt wants to bake Baby Joy a special birthday cake - but he doesn't know how! Super Why and his friends soar into a new kind of book - a cookbook - and get the information they need from a rhyming chef with a silly sense of humor as well as a recipe for fun! In the end, Whyatt learns how to cook up the perfect birthday for his little sister.G
6:30 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "The Good Mom/Hornucopia"  The Good Mom - "Mom's" the word when Mrs. Pteranodon meets fellow mom Millie Maiasaura, who is a little too over-protective of her kids. The two moms compare mothering methods in a play date at the Big Pond. Hornucopia! - At the Big Pond, Tank introduces the Pteranodon family to his friend, Stacie Styracosaurus, a fellow Ceratopsian with a crown of elaborate horns on her head. D
7:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Abby's Tricycle"  Abby is preparing to ride her very first tricycle! She has her basket, helmet, and her friend Elmo, but Abby doesn't know how to ride a tricycle. Elmo suggests that Gordon teach Abby since Gordon was the one to teach him. Gordon teaches Abby about all the different parts of a tricycle; the seat, handlebars, and pedals. D
8:00 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Friends Help Each Other/Daniel Helps O Tell A Story"  Friends Help Each Other - Daniel spends the day at Katerina Kittycat's house. Katerina is excited to show Daniel a birthday tea-party she set up all by herself for her stuffed animals! Katerina accidentally knocks the tea set on the floor, and is very upset that she ruined the party. Luckily, Daniel is a helpful friend and they reassemble the party together. D
8:30 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "Reused Robot!"  Sid's toy robot is broken, so he wants to throw it "away." Sid's Mom tells him there is no such thing as "away," and when we put something in the trash, we are actually creating waste. Sid and his friends explore the idea that everything we throw away goes somewhere. D
9:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Bit By Bit/Ride 'em Cowbear"  Bit by Bit: It is Monkey's birthday, and a sick Frog entrusts Duck and Bug to take his present-a banana-to Monkey's birthday party for him. In their enthusiasm to get to the party, Duck and Bug accidentally break the banana into letters.and they don't know how to rebuild it! It's just too big a word. D
9:30 pm 
Caillou  "Getting The Message"  When Mom is busy on the phone all morning and doesn't have time for Caillou he feels very left out of things. He plays with his toy phone and then talks to Grandma on the real phone. He likes talking on the phone--it makes him feel very grown up. D
10:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Magic Lamp, A Travel Adventure"  Layla and her friends celebrate her birthday with traditional Lebanese foods. Layla is apprehensive about being "different," but everyone loves the new treats! With a little help from Barney, everyone is transported to a Lebanese marketplace where Leila learns that she and her culture are both truly special!. D
10:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Sounds and Smells"  O the Indignity - Gordon is horrified when Sir Topham Hatt announces that he is to take charge of Whiff's Waste Dump for the day. Gordon arrives at the Waste Dump and decides that the only thing for him to do is to hide when other engines arrive at the dump. Gordon just cannot be seen at such a smelly place! As the day progresses, Gordon hides from Spencer, Diesel and Thomas. D
11:00 pm 
Curious George  "Color Me Monkey/Special Delivery Monkey"  George and Charkie go to the zoo and meet SooBerm, the truly unique painting elephantG
11:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha in the White House, Part 1 & 2"  Martha in the White House, Part 1 - The new president is looking for a dog to live in the White House. Martha knows the perfect dog for the job! What better way to recommend some of her neighborhood pals than to put in a few calls to the White House herself? Vocabulary: (E) neighborhood, nation(al), volunteer, recommend(ing), community, nominate (I) president, white house, leader, country. Martha in the White House, Part 2 - The president is calling! One of his aides heard about Martha's speaking ability and he needs her to report to the White House immediately. D

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