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October 10, 2012
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2:00 am 
SciGirls  "Going Green"  SciGirl Mackenzie and her friends put a lid on school trash by inventing a new use for recycled yogurt cups. D

2:30 am 
SciGirls  "Star Power"  SciGirls Avianna and Miranda help cut light pollution in their neighborhood. D

3:00 am 
Invitation to World Literature  "Odyssey"  Odysseus must travel the known and unknown world before he can return home to his beloved island kingdom of Ithaca. What does this ancient story say to readers today? In this program, Odysseus's story is given ancient and modern historical and philosophical context, and illustrated with centuries of art. Featured are theater director Mary Zimmerman, actor-director Tim Blake-Nelson, and psychologist/author Jonathan Shay. D

3:30 am 
Invitation to World Literature  "The Bacchae"  The city of Thebes is torn apart by the conflicting demands of reason and religion, as the disguised god Dionysus returns to his home town demanding to be worshipped. Opposing him is the young king Pentheus, who is doomed to suffer the ultimate punishment for his disbelief. Featured speakers include world-renowned playwright/author Wole Soyinka, actor Alan Cummings, and Daniel Mendelsohn of Bard College. D

4:00 am 
Mechanical Universeā€¦And Beyond, The  "Kepler's Three Laws"  The discovery of elliptical orbits helps describe the motion of heavenly bodies with unprecedented accuracy. D

4:30 am 
Economics U$A  "Resources and Scarcity"  Wilderness preservation and WWII productivity show how society allocates and transforms resources. D

5:00 am 
Newsline   NULL

5:30 am 
French In Action  "Genealogy"  An impromptu visit to the family's country house, where we meet many of Mireille's relatives, including a 10-year old sister who has a mind of her own.G

6:00 am 

6:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Clothes Don't Make The Dog/Short-Changed"  "Clothes Don't Make the Dog"--T-Bone gets a new sweater, but when Mac teases him about it, he gets too embarrassed to wear it. He realizes that it's not what he wears that makes others like him. "Short-Changed"--When family friend Skyscraper Jackson visits, Emily worries that Clifford prefers the attentions of a super-tall basketball player to the attentions of a short little girl. D

7:00 am 
Arthur  "Big Horns George/Bleep"  Big Horns George - Koko Taylor and Taj Mahal guest-star in this episode celebrating "The Year of The Blues." George is inspired to write and perform his own blues song when he's introduced to the music of Koko Taylor. But stage fright and self-doubt overwhelm him . D

7:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Painting for Peanuts/Martha's No Dummy"  Painting for Peanuts - The zoo is in danger of closing! Helen and TD volunteer for an animal painting class to try and save it. But it turns out animal painting isn't exactly what they thought. Vocabulary: (E) realistic, easel, participate(d), abstract, portrait (I) painting(s), artwork, brushes, course, sculpture, pose(s). D

8:00 am 
Curious George  "Up A Tree/Curious George and the Trash"  George tires of table manners and house rules and decides to build a tree house in the country yard.G

8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "The Lost Egg/Hold On Tight"  The Lost Egg - The kids are decorating the tree house for a party. The Cat knows the world's most fantabulous decorator: Stan the bower bird! Stan teaches the kids how to decorate with almost anything--shells, leaves, and pebbles. Now they can have a party in their own fantabulously decorated tree house! Hold on Tight - Nick is trying to hang onto the monkey bars but can't. D

9:00 am 
Super Why!  "Zora's Art Adventure"  It's art class at school, but Pig's mind is as blank as his paper! What can he paint? The super readers venture into A Magical Art Adventure and join Zora, a young artist looking for ideas. Together, Zora and the literacy superheroes explore a magical art museum where the paintings take on a life of their own! Educational Objectives: To learn about the art world. Preschoolers will play with the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, learn what the words "art museum" mean, and use the power to read to change the story. D

9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Buck-Tooth Bucky/Tiny's Tiny Friend"  Buck-Tooth Bucky - When Don finds a mystery tooth in Dad's old tooth collection, Dad decides to take the kids on an investigation. They discover that the tooth belongs to a dinosaur called Masiakasaurus, a creature with a mouthful of protruding buck teeth! Tiny's Tiny Friend - Tiny gets upset when she finds a miniature mammal named Cindy Cimolestes has moved into her "Tiny Place," a hole in a tree near the family nest. Buddy ends up using his sharp eyes to help Cindy find a new home that more perfectly fits her small size. D

10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Me Am What Me Am"  A very hungry Cookie Monster is waiting for Chris to finish baking cookies, but it's hard for him to wait! Chris offers Cookie Monster carrots to eat in the meantime, and he gobbles them all up. All of a sudden Mario Lopez, a reporter for EXTRA Sesame Street, appears and announces on his show that Cookie Monster is now the Veggie Monster! Cookie Monster, panicked, explains that even though he does love to eat healthy carrots, he is not the Veggie Monster. But everyone insists on calling him the Veggie Monster anyway. D

11:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel Waits For Show And Tell/A Night Out At The Restaurant"  Daniel Waits for Show and Tell - Daniel is so excited to share a book he made with his class at "show and tell," but he's finding it very difficult to wait. He finds that singing on Trolley, playing during science time and imagining make the waiting much easier! A Night Out at the Restaurant - Daniel and his family are going out to dinner, and Katerina is coming too. Daniel and Katerina have a hard time waiting at the restaurant, but soon learn ways to make the waiting time easier. D

11:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Grandma's Glasses"  Sid tries on Grandma's glasses, but they make everything look blurry. Sid explores his sense of vision, and discovers that even though Grandma's glasses make things look blurry to him, they make things look clear to her. D

12:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Castles in the Sea/Get Your Coat"  Castles in the Sea: While playing in the sand on the beach, Duck and Shark discover the perfect home for Shark: a sand castle! But why, oh why, does it disappear every night while Shark is sleeping? When the WordFriends try to hunt down the castle thief, they learn about tides and waves.from a singing Crab. Get Your Coat: Duck thinks Frog doesn't want to play in the rain because Duck accidentally broke Frog's boat. D

12:30 pm 
Caillou  "Grown-Ups and Me"  Caillou meets a lot of new people today. He's invited to spend the day with Clementine's family and is nervous until he discovers her family is a lot like his. Caillou's first day at day care is scary until he meets his teacher Miss Martin, and makes two new friends, Leo and Clementine. D

1:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Misbegotten Moon, A Space Adventure"  To her dismay, Baby Bop sees a half-moon and thinks the moon is broken in half! Through comic events, she goes on a search to find the missing pieces. Barney takes her and the kids on a magical adventure to the moon where she meets the Man in the Moon who eases her concerns. D

1:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Safe and Sound"  Henry's Health & Safety - Victor explains the meaning of Health and Safety to Henry while he is visiting the Steam Works. Henry is so concerned about safety on Sodor that he keeps changing things that are already safe. He takes Rocky to move telegraph poles from the tracks which are safely there to be collected by Percy. D

2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Up A Tree/Curious George and the Trash"  George tires of table manners and house rules and decides to build a tree house in the country yard.G

2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Painting for Peanuts/Martha's No Dummy"  Painting for Peanuts - The zoo is in danger of closing! Helen and TD volunteer for an animal painting class to try and save it. But it turns out animal painting isn't exactly what they thought. Vocabulary: (E) realistic, easel, participate(d), abstract, portrait (I) painting(s), artwork, brushes, course, sculpture, pose(s). D

3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Off Target"  A neighborhood kid, Marcus Barnes, has just found out he has the wordball power.well, kind of. The Electric Company tries to help Marcus improve his wordball throwing skills so he can join them. D

3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Cherish Is The Word/Granny's Intuition"  Cherish is the Word - It's Valentines Day! All of the kids at school are making special valentines to share with their special friends. But when Victoria Best runs off with all of the cards, will she ruin Valentine's Day for everyone? It's up to WordGirl to swoop in and save the day. Granny's Intuition - According to the local news Granny May seems to be figuring out who's been committing the latest crime sprees that are sweeping the city. D

4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Mimic"  While exploring why some animals mimic the looks of others, Martin and Chris encounter a cheetah cub and its mom. But before they know it, evil fashion designer, Donita Donata, 'cat-naps' the startled mom right in front of their eyes. The Wild Kratts team springs into action on a rescue mission before Donita adds the momma cheetah to her new fall line. D

4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "All The Right Angles"  Motherboard mistakenly sends a treasure map to Hacker. The treasure is the secret to the legendary cyber-pirate Ivanka the Invincible's invincibility. If Hacker finds it, cyberspace is doomed! To help Motherboard, the kids must find the secret treasure before Hacker does, and use their skill with angles to read the strange map that contains only riddles about twists and turns. D

5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Will They Like The Show? It's A Shoe-In!"  DJ and Sammy head to a sneaker company to design and build more functional footwear while Jay and Sam learn the art of street performing. D

5:30 pm 

5:56 pm 
Newshour Promo   NULL

6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

7:00 pm 
Nature  "Siberian Tiger Quest"  NATURE begins its 31st season with conservation ecologist Chris Morgan ("Bears of the Last Frontier") seeking to fulfill a longtime dream - to find and film a Siberian tiger in Russia's far eastern forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Park's unconventional tracking technique has produced thousands of hours of footage. Morgan learns firsthand from Park just how hard it is to achieve.G

8:00 pm 
NOVA  "Secrets of the Viking Sword"  The Ulfberht sword of the Vikings is a revolutionary high-tech tool of its day, a work of art and considered to be one of the greatest swords ever made. NOVA uses cutting-edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and unravel its mystery.G

9:00 pm 
NOVA scienceNOW  "What Makes Us Human?"  New host David Pogue, technology reporter for the New York Times opens the new season by exploring traits once thought to be uniquely human - language, toolmaking, laughter - to uncover their evolutionary roots. He traces some of the crucial steps that transformed cave men to accountants. His investigations lead him to learn how much of his own DNA comes from a Neanderthal ancestor.G

10:00 pm 
Hustle   Albert decides it is time for a break as he leaves for time in his favorite casinos. "Liability" Finch, an old friend of Ash's, shows up wanting help with a Van Gogh he has acquired. Mickey tells him it is too risky. The Head of Customs appears with his own proposal that puts the team in a very tight spot, so Sean tries to take matters into his own hands.G

11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

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