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October 20, 2012
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12:00 am 
Nature's Power Revealed  "Power of Fire"  This examination of the power of volcanoes looks at their effect on life at the time of eruption, how they have shaped Earth's landscape, and the constant churning cauldron of molten rock within Earth itself that finds its way to the surface through volcanic activity.G

1:00 am 
Race 2012   Using the presidential election as a lens, this documentary examines America's increasingly complex racial landscape. With a behind-the-scenes approach, the film navigates the high-stakes world of racial pollsters, spin doctors and candidates as they compete for voters of many ethnic and racial groups.G

2:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Climbing Idaho"  Today's rock-climbing enthusiasts support climbing gyms, clubs and advocacy groups - no longer the exclusive band of wanderers of just a few decades ago. The heights they achieve throughout the state require skills, levels of expertise, techniques and climbing methods as varied as the state's terrain. Cameras follow as they seek to conquer nature's rock walls.G

2:30 am 
Dialogue  "S.C. (Sam) Gwynne"  The reporter and author whose book, Empire of the Summer Moon, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011, talks with host Marcia Franklin. The book traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. It also entails the epic saga of pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who becomes the last Comanche chief.G

3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Don't Wake The Baby"  Leela hums as she rocks her sleeping baby niece, Nila, in a bassinet in the arbor. Telly and Elmo come bounding in loudly trying to offer their help, but Leela insists that she doesn't need any assistance. She's hoping Nila will stay asleep as long as there aren't any loud noises on Sesame Street. D

4:00 am 
Martha Speaks  "Paws and Effect/The Trouble with Teddy"  Paws and Effect - When Martha gets a piece of glass in her paw, everyone realizes that littering hurts more than the environment. But what can they do about it? As Alice, Helen, and TD know, protecting the environment (and paws) is important, but it is easier said than done. Vocabulary: (E) discard(ed)(ing), litter(ed)(ing), thoughtless, debris, recycle(d)(ing) (I) careless(ly), trash, important, broke(n), injured. D

4:30 am 
Super Why!  "The Big Game"  Whyatt wants to play baseball better, but he keeps missing the ball. The superhero readers jump into The Big Game and join some fairytale heroes gearing up for their big soccer match against their storybook foes. With the help of Super Why and his friends, Cinderella and her team work on their game skills to prevent the Big Bad Wolf's team from huffing, puffing and blowing them right off the field!G

5:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Something Special for Dad/I Love You, Mom"  Something Special for Dad - Daniel notices how happy Dad is to have received a letter from Grandpere. Daniel really loves Dad, so he decides to send him a letter that will make him glad too. He goes to the Post Office with Mom, where he learns how letters are sorted and mailed. D

5:30 am 
WordWorld  "Flying Ant/The Dancing Duck Bonanza"  Flying Ant - WordWorld is all abuzz - today is the Insect Air Show! All the bugs in WordWorld take to the sky to show off their flying skills. All the insects, that is, except Ant, who can't fly. But Ant is a smart, industrious WordFriend, and with the help of his best pal Pig, he finds just the right word to give him the lift he needs to be the hit of the show. D

6:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Don't Wake The Baby"  Leela hums as she rocks her sleeping baby niece, Nila, in a bassinet in the arbor. Telly and Elmo come bounding in loudly trying to offer their help, but Leela insists that she doesn't need any assistance. She's hoping Nila will stay asleep as long as there aren't any loud noises on Sesame Street. D

7:00 am 
Curious George  "School of Dance/Curious George Sounds Off"  School of Dance - Little monkeys love to dance, which is why George can't wait for Allie's dance party. When Bill announces he's leaving town because he doesn't know how to dance the box step, George creates a footsteps dance step map to help. But you can't take a dance map to a party! How will Bill keep from stepping on toes without one? Curious George Sounds Off - Chef Pisghetti is distraught: his chickens won't lay any eggs! After spending a night in the chicken coop, George discovers that the chickens aren't sleeping and are too tired to lay eggs. D

7:30 am 
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

8:00 am 
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

8:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "The Earthquake/Nursery Car"  Mom takes the kids on a playdate with Tank Triceratops to the desert, where they meet a distant relative of Tank's, an early Ceratopsian named Penelope Protoceratops. The Conductor points out that Penelope lives in a part of the world that gets a lot of earthquakes, and sure enough, the kids experience their first quake with Penelope. Mom and the Conductor have prepared the kids with excellent advice about what to do in an earthquake, so everyone does fine. D

9:00 am 
The Electric Company  "Revenge of the Zeros"  Upset about their score of zero points in the banana sculpture contest, Danny and Annie decide to ruin Paul the Gorilla's banana festival party that is being held at The Electric Diner. The Electric Company catches on, and does everything they can to stop the pranksters and save the party and preserve Paul's sanity. D

9:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Masked Bandits"  As they prepare for a creature costume party, the Wild Kratts team begins to notice all sorts of strange things happening in the Tortuga HQ. Jimmy is sure there is a ghost or monster living with them, but the Kratt brothers are convinced it's some kind of creature. When the gang sets out to discover who is causing all the trouble, they discover that certain animals gravitate towards human habitation because it provides food and protection from predators. D

10:00 am 
WordWorld  "Flying Ant/The Dancing Duck Bonanza"  Flying Ant - WordWorld is all abuzz - today is the Insect Air Show! All the bugs in WordWorld take to the sky to show off their flying skills. All the insects, that is, except Ant, who can't fly. But Ant is a smart, industrious WordFriend, and with the help of his best pal Pig, he finds just the right word to give him the lift he needs to be the hit of the show. D

10:30 am 
WordGirl  "Have Snob, Will Travel/Tobey's Playground Calamity"  HAVE SNOB, WILL TRAVEL - Unable to choose the most valuable items to steal, The Butcher kidnaps Reginald the jeweler and uses him for his knowledge of fine artifacts. Amidst a fence painting contest, Becky must put her paint brush down so that WordGirl can rescue Reginald and stop the Butcher's stealing spree. Vocabulary Words: Formal, Fret. D

11:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Climbing Idaho"  Today's rock-climbing enthusiasts support climbing gyms, clubs and advocacy groups - no longer the exclusive band of wanderers of just a few decades ago. The heights they achieve throughout the state require skills, levels of expertise, techniques and climbing methods as varied as the state's terrain. Cameras follow as they seek to conquer nature's rock walls.G

11:30 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "A French Twist On Mexico"  A tasty look at the way French cuisine has historically influenced modern Mexican cooking, and simple techniques any American cook can manage with impressive results. Snapper in a Poblano Chile Sauce; Blissful Corn Torte; Cajeta Crepes with Toasted Pecans. D

12:00 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "A Spring Celebration"  Put some spring in your step, and your next brunch, with fun and easy projects designed to welcome both the season and good friends. Recipes: herb focaccia bread and turkey bacon egg frittatas. Projects: a nest-inspired place card and two ways to use roses on a table. D

12:30 pm 
Paint This with Jerry Yarnell  "Osage Prairie Summer, Part 3"  In this episode, Jerry now begins showing viewers how to paint in the trees and bushes. Jerry also explains the proper use or negative space to create good eye-flow and form for the trees and middle ground bushes. He also shows how to under-paint the foreground grasses. D

1:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Ocean Options"  Brandade De Morue Au Gratin; Sea Bass In Shredded Potato Skin; Nage Courte Of Striped Bass; Codfish In Olive Oil And Horseradish Sauce. D

1:30 pm 
On Story  "Creators"  On the next On Story, Bones creator Hart Hanson and Veronica Mars Creator Rob Thomas discuss the creation of a successful TV series. And (followed by) the short films 0507 by Ben and Chris Blaine and Smile by Lauren Elmer. D

2:00 pm 
Dialogue  "S.C. (Sam) Gwynne"  The reporter and author whose book, Empire of the Summer Moon, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011, talks with host Marcia Franklin. The book traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. It also entails the epic saga of pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who becomes the last Comanche chief.G

2:30 pm 
MotorWeek  "Acura Rdx"  Road Test: 2013 Acura RDX. Road Test: 2013 RAM 1500. Goss' Garage: Engine Plug Problem. D

3:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Soup and Bread from Scratch"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals the problem with whole wheat flour. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews Pullman bread pans to see if they live up to the hype. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat flour. D

3:30 pm 
Passport to Adventure  "The Magical Country of Wales"  When legendary crooner Tom Jones pined for "the green, green grass of home" he was reminiscing about Wales. Rolling pastures, flower-filled fields and hedge lined country roads - a romantic journey into the British Isles. The pristine countryside is ideal for cycling thru quaint hamlets and snuggling up to a fire in one of many lovely B & B's. D

4:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Bangladesh"  Holly Morris kicks off her trip in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and the seventh largest city in the world.G

5:00 pm 
Sierra Center Stage  "Richard Thompson"  Since Richard Thompson's recording debut in 1968, this singer/songwriter/guitarist has created a body of work unsurpassed in its sheer musical invention and emotional precision. Rolling Stone Magazine named Thompson's' album, "Shoot Out the Lights," (recorded with then wife Linda) one of the "100 Best Albums of All Time." Guitar Player Magazine reader's poll named Richard one of the "Top 20 guitarists of all time. D

6:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Bonnie Raitt/Mavis Staples"  The two women showcase classic R&B, blues and pop. Raitt presents songs from her latest album Slipstream, while Staples performs songs from You Are Not Alone and Staple Singers classics.G

7:00 pm 
Broadway: The American Musical  "Syncopated City (1919-1933)"  Prohibition and the Jazz Age bring change and a mix of classes and cultures. In the spotlight are Eubie Blake, Al Jolson, The Marx Brothers, the Gershwins and Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. With the stock market crash, the Great Depression and the new "talking picture' coming from Hollywood, cause a massive talent exodus to Hollywood. Part 2 of 6G

8:00 pm 
Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia In Concert   This one-hour concert documentary features performances from a January 2009 concert in Boise and interviews with the Idaho musicians who create jazz that is eclectic, high-energy, "practically unboxable." Members and alumni of the Treasure Valley Youth Symphony add a symphonic sound to the Idaho Public Television production.G

9:00 pm 
Song of the Mountains   Allen Thompson; Ralph Stanley II. D

10:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Bonnie Raitt/Mavis Staples"  The two women showcase classic R&B, blues and pop. Raitt presents songs from her latest album Slipstream, while Staples performs songs from You Are Not Alone and Staple Singers classics.G

11:00 pm 
Broadway: The American Musical  "Syncopated City (1919-1933)"  Prohibition and the Jazz Age bring change and a mix of classes and cultures. In the spotlight are Eubie Blake, Al Jolson, The Marx Brothers, the Gershwins and Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. With the stock market crash, the Great Depression and the new "talking picture' coming from Hollywood, cause a massive talent exodus to Hollywood. Part 2 of 6G

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