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1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Verb Dog, When Action Calls!/Martha's Adverb Adventures"  Verb Dog, When Action Calls! - Struck by a falling book of five-hundred-and-one English Verbs, Martha instantly becomes - Verb Dog! Using her unique superpower to control people with verbs, Martha sniffs out trouble and defends the town from evil. Vocabulary: (E) verb, amublate, elevate, descend, (un)petrify. Martha's Adverb Adventure - Weaselgraft and Pablum have a new invention that is sure to make them rich again. D
2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Fromage Here to Eternity"  Lisa is chosen to write a story on Skeleckian cheese-making for the school paper, but Annie is determined to scoop her. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Seize The Cheese/Ms. Question's Riddle Rampage!"  SEIZE THE CHEESE - It's a beautiful Fall day and Mr. and Mrs. Botsford drag Becky and TJ away from their video game to enjoy a family hike. Dr. Two-Brains is also outside apple picking with his henchmen -- of course his plans involve seizing cheese, as well. Will Becky be able to sneak away from her family and become WordGirl to save the city's cheese? Vocabulary Words: Seize, Savor. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Honey Seekers"  While on an adventure to discover the toughest animal in Africa, Martin and Chris uncover the amazing relationship between the Honey guide bird and Honey badger. A relationship that the Wild Kratt team uses to foil the evil plans of Chef Gourmand. Science Concepts: Symbiotic relationships. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Fairy Borg Father"  Delete is having a bad day. Hacker yelled at him and Buzz made fun of his first-ever invention, a "Bunny-Copter." When he wishes things were better, Delete discovers he has a Fairy Borg Father named Zanko, who appears and grants him nine wishes. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "The Debut of Smell-O-Vision"  Two FETCHers track skunks and find out how to use chemistry to neutralize skunk spray while two others learn to "brave the waves" and become junior lifeguards. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Prunella Sees The Light/Return of the Snowball"  Prunella Sees the Light - To make everything perfect for her sleepover with Marina, Prunella happily styles her room to resemble a "Henry Skreever" book. But then she panics - since Marina is blind, will decorations she can't even see offend her. or worse, make her trip? Or will Prunella discover that her worries about protecting Marina - and their friendship - are more about Prunella's own perceptions rather than Marina's actual capabilities? Return of the Snowball - For six months, two weeks and four days, D.W. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Fromage Here to Eternity"  Lisa is chosen to write a story on Skeleckian cheese-making for the school paper, but Annie is determined to scoop her. D
5:30 pm 
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
7:30 pm 
Need to Know   SCOTT SIMON ANCHORS. Need to Know's Hannah Yi travels to Pakistan to investigate the impact U.S. drone attacks are having on citizens in targeted areas. D
8:00 pm 
Great Performances at the Met  "Wagner's Ring Cycle - Gotterdammerung"  Siegfried and Br?nnhilde's love is torn apart by the curse of the ring. A trio of scheming humans separates the two heroes in an attempt to steal the ring for themselves. Their plan fails but they succeed in murdering Siegfried. Heartbroken, Br?nnhilde takes the ring and leaps into the hero's funeral pyre causing global cataclysm and the twilight of the gods. Fabio Luisi conducts.G
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Stripy Safari/Wool"  Stripy Safari - Nick and Sally set off on a safari with The Cat in the Hat to find all kinds of stripes. Along the way, Sally and Nick discover that stripes mean different things to different animals - the stripes of Jake the coral snake tells other animals to stay away, and Zelda and Zoran's zebra stripes help them to identify each other. And best of all, Cat discovers that his stripes are just right for him! Wool - Nick wants to learn how to knit a scarf like Sally, but they've run out of wool! A visit to Finola's Farm is the perfect place to get more. D
1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Birds of a Feather"  When Aviva reveals that dancing is just not her thing, Chris and Martin set out in the New Guinea forest to inspire her to give dancing a try by uncovering some of the greatest dancers in the creature world - the Birds of Paradise. They soon find that the male birds use their showy bright feathers and extraordinary dances to display to potential female mates that they are healthy and strong. But when the gang gets caught up in Donita's plan to capture these fashionable birds for her latest clothing line, Aviva must put her dancing skills on the line to save them. D
2:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Humpback and Calf"  Inspiring creativity using light and shadows to create 3 dimensional effects.G
2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   The program theme is Rock & Roll. Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock," The Beach Boys' "California Girls" as well as a great Boogie Woogie Riff made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis. Featured artists include Dave Powers and Nat Kerr. D
3:00 pm 
Wild!  "Animal Inventors: Animal It"  This film explores the world of animal senses and animal intelligence. We may think we're the smartest creatures on earth but animals often see and hear far more than we can. Their senses are more finely tuned and their responses much faster. D
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 pm 
Nature  "Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story"  In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Joy Adamson's book about an orphaned lion cub named Elsa and the lion's later release back into the wild, this film follows the challenges of making the award-winning movie from the book. It also looks at the real-life drama Joy and her husband faced as pioneering conservationists.G
6:00 pm 
Wild!  "Animal Inventors: Animal It"  This film explores the world of animal senses and animal intelligence. We may think we're the smartest creatures on earth but animals often see and hear far more than we can. Their senses are more finely tuned and their responses much faster. D
7:00 pm 
The Bird Guys with Vern and Bob   The Bird Guys, Bob Shriber and Vern Laux, in their unique and entertaining way, chase the Peregrine Falcon on its southern migration from Monhegan Island in Maine, to Martha's Vineyard Island in Massachusetts to the Florida Keys. On their journey Bob and Vern bump into loads of people and birds. The show is fun to watch and educational. D
7:30 pm 
Buffalo Bill's American West   This exploration of Buffalo Bill Cody's legacy is told through iconic images and artifacts of the American West from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody. High-definition footage of artistic masterworks and narration by singer/songwriter Ed Bruce help paint a portrait of the man who embodied the spirit of the West, while telling the story of western expansion.G
8:00 pm 
Changing Seas  "Alien Invaders"  In the waters of the western Atlantic and Caribbean, a voracious alien predator has taken hold. Native to the Indo-Pacific, the invasive lionfish is a major threat to biodiversity and the health of already stressed coral reef ecosystems. D
8:30 pm 
Changing Seas  "Reef Revival"  In the emerging science of coral reef restoration, marine biologists and resource managers are discovering naturally occurring mechanisms that promote coral growth and restore ecological balance in these gardens of the sea. D
9:00 pm 
Nature  "Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story"  In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Joy Adamson's book about an orphaned lion cub named Elsa and the lion's later release back into the wild, this film follows the challenges of making the award-winning movie from the book. It also looks at the real-life drama Joy and her husband faced as pioneering conservationists.G
10:00 pm 
Wild!  "Animal Inventors: Animal It"  This film explores the world of animal senses and animal intelligence. We may think we're the smartest creatures on earth but animals often see and hear far more than we can. Their senses are more finely tuned and their responses much faster. D
11:00 pm 
The Bird Guys with Vern and Bob   The Bird Guys, Bob Shriber and Vern Laux, in their unique and entertaining way, chase the Peregrine Falcon on its southern migration from Monhegan Island in Maine, to Martha's Vineyard Island in Massachusetts to the Florida Keys. On their journey Bob and Vern bump into loads of people and birds. The show is fun to watch and educational. D
11:30 pm 
Buffalo Bill's American West   This exploration of Buffalo Bill Cody's legacy is told through iconic images and artifacts of the American West from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody. High-definition footage of artistic masterworks and narration by singer/songwriter Ed Bruce help paint a portrait of the man who embodied the spirit of the West, while telling the story of western expansion.G
1:00 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "Pressures from Within"  War of 1812 magnifies need for internal improvements and stronger national government. Distinct patterns of American growth and expansion: areas of fur trading, plantations, and farms. Monroe elected president; "Era of Good Feelings." War with Indians and economic depression of 1819. The Missouri Compromise temporarily resolves sectional differences; Monroe Doctrine asserts U.S. preeminence in hemisphere.G
1:30 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "He Brought The People with Him"  The controversial presidency of John Quincy Adams. Changing party politics ushers in "Age of Jackson." Struggles between the establishment and the Washington outsider. South Carolina's Nullification challenge, and Jackson's response.G
2:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "New System of Government"  After the War for Independence, the struggle for a new system of government begins. Professor Maier looks at the creation of the Constitution of the United States. The Republic survives a series of threats to its union, and the program ends with the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the Fourth of July, 1826. D
2:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Westward Expansion"  At the dawn of the nineteenth century, the size of the United States doubles with the Louisiana Purchase. The Appalachians are no longer the barrier to American migration west; the Mississippi River becomes the country's central artery; and Jefferson's vision of an Empire of Liberty begins to take shape. American historian Stephen Ambrose joins Professors Maier and Miller in examining the consequences of the Louisiana Purchase -- for the North, the South, and the history of the country. D
3:00 pm 
Curiosity Quest  "Movie Animatronics"  Join Joel on this life-like quest as he tours the Garner Holt Productions facility where movie animatronics are made. Get a sneak-peak into all the hard-work that goes into making creatures come to life. D
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Wheel of Misfortune"  Find out how to avoid common money mistakes and learn the importance of following a financial plan. Explore both short- and long-term goals.G
4:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Fromage Here to Eternity"  Lisa is chosen to write a story on Skeleckian cheese-making for the school paper, but Annie is determined to scoop her. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Fairy Borg Father"  Delete is having a bad day. Hacker yelled at him and Buzz made fun of his first-ever invention, a "Bunny-Copter." When he wishes things were better, Delete discovers he has a Fairy Borg Father named Zanko, who appears and grants him nine wishes. D
5:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh's Italian Americans"  NULL
5:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Autumn Desserts"  Bridget reveals the secrets to the ultimate Apple Dumplings. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for cake carriers. Next, Chris learns about the best apple varieties for baking at Saratoga Orchards. D
6:00 pm 
Barbecue University with Steven Raichlen  "Grilling with Wood"  Steve tells how to select the proper woods for grilling and matching them to the menu. He demonstrates how to build the fire to prepare veal chops.G
6:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "The Skelligs, Co Kerry"  NULL
7:00 pm 
This Old House  "Barrington Project, Part 7 of 10"  On a rainy day in Barrington, builder Andy Tiplady shows host Kevin O'Connor how he's replaced the old cracked asphalt with new concrete pavers in the driveway. Master carpenter Norm Abram visits a custom cabinet shop in Smithfield, Rhode Island to see how they are using high-end cherry veneers for the project to make a kitchen with true character. Back in Barrington, installer Rick Jutras hangs the last of the wall cabinets and scribes the refrigerator panel to fit the space. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "The Czech Republic Off The Beaten Path"  Rick begins with a whirlwind round of Art Nouveau, local pub music, stinky cheese-tasting, river-rafting and peat-bathing in places like Olomouc, Moravsky Krumlov, Trebon and Konopiste.G
8:00 pm 
Travelscope  "Santa Ynez Valley, California"  Joseph explores the location of the movie Sideways.G
8:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh's Italian Americans"  NULL
9:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Autumn Desserts"  Bridget reveals the secrets to the ultimate Apple Dumplings. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for cake carriers. Next, Chris learns about the best apple varieties for baking at Saratoga Orchards. D
9:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Andre Chiang & Cooking with Our Senses"  We have all heard the saying " you eat with your eyes" - well on this week's episode of SIMPLY MING, Michelin Star Chef Andre Chiang of Singapore's famous Restaurant Andre, shows us what this really means. Shopping at one of the city's well-known wet markets, Ming and Andre find inspiration in pristine, fresh ingredients that they use to create two memorable culinary creations. D
10:00 pm 
Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage  "France: The Ursulines"  Chef Folse explores the contributions of Louisiana's unlikely pioneers: the missionaries, priests and nuns. Sister Joan Marie Aycock introduces us to a bit of Louisiana's early "morality" and the contributions of the Ursuline nuns. Chef Folse visits with Tommy Adkins as he demonstrates French bread making on the Louisiana frontier. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "The Czech Republic Off The Beaten Path"  Rick begins with a whirlwind round of Art Nouveau, local pub music, stinky cheese-tasting, river-rafting and peat-bathing in places like Olomouc, Moravsky Krumlov, Trebon and Konopiste.G
11:00 pm 
Art Through Time: A Global View  "Domestic Life"  Features depictions of home and family from seventeenth-century Dutch painters and photographer Walker Evans, shows that objects created for home use such as embellished leather bags crafted by the nomadic Tuareg and quilts sewn by women in Gee's Bend, Alabama -- can be as beautiful as any painting. D
11:30 pm 
Art Through Time: A Global View  "Writing"  Focuses on the complex and dynamic interplay between images and words, including the ironic works of Conceptualists, Islamic and Japanese calligraphy, and the intentionally indecipherable calligraphic works by contemporary Chinese artist Xu Bing. D
1:00 pm 
Intelligence Squared U.S.  "Should Drugs Be Legalized?"  It was 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs." $ 2.5 trillion dollars later, drug use is half of what it was 30 years ago and thousands of offenders are successfully diverted to treatment instead of jail. Still, 22 million Americans - nine percent of the population - still use illegal drugs; and with the highest incarceration rate in the world, we continue to fill our prisons with drug offenders, leaving shattered families and communities in the wake. D
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Doha Debates, The  "This House believes marriage between close family members should be discouraged."  The Doha Debates threw themselves into one of the Arab world's most sensitive social issues, arguing the rights and wrongs of inter- marriage between blood relatives and voting overwhelmingly to discourage the practice. In a lively session that featured geneticists and cultural commentators, speakers grappled repeatedly with the scientific and religious aspects of consanguineous marriage - the union of two biologically-related people, including, most controversially, first cousins. Such marriages are especially prevalent in the Middle East and woven deeply into the social fabric of Islam. D
4:47 pm 
The Poodle Trainer   rina Markova, a solitary Russian poodle trainer, reveals her transcendent relationship with her dogs, the childhood tragedy that sparked a lifetime of working with animals, and the welcome isolation behind the red velvet curtains of the circus. D
5:00 pm 
Intelligence Squared U.S.  "WHEN IT COMES TO POLITICS, THE INTERNET IS CLOSING OUR MINDS"  Does the internet poison politics? It?s been argued that the rise of ? personalization,? the use of algorithms to filter what you see online, and easy access to the like-minded, have served to reinforce our pre-conceptions. Is the information bubble a myth, or is it undermining civic discourse? Is the rise of social media really broadening our world views, or narrowing them? Panelists: Eli Pariser, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Evgeny Morozov, Jacob Weisberg. D
6:00 pm 
Intelligence Squared U.S.  "Should Drugs Be Legalized?"  It was 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs." $ 2.5 trillion dollars later, drug use is half of what it was 30 years ago and thousands of offenders are successfully diverted to treatment instead of jail. Still, 22 million Americans - nine percent of the population - still use illegal drugs; and with the highest incarceration rate in the world, we continue to fill our prisons with drug offenders, leaving shattered families and communities in the wake. D
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Intelligence Squared U.S.  "WHEN IT COMES TO POLITICS, THE INTERNET IS CLOSING OUR MINDS"  Does the internet poison politics? It?s been argued that the rise of ? personalization,? the use of algorithms to filter what you see online, and easy access to the like-minded, have served to reinforce our pre-conceptions. Is the information bubble a myth, or is it undermining civic discourse? Is the rise of social media really broadening our world views, or narrowing them? Panelists: Eli Pariser, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Evgeny Morozov, Jacob Weisberg. D
11:00 pm 
Intelligence Squared U.S.  "Should Drugs Be Legalized?"  It was 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs." $ 2.5 trillion dollars later, drug use is half of what it was 30 years ago and thousands of offenders are successfully diverted to treatment instead of jail. Still, 22 million Americans - nine percent of the population - still use illegal drugs; and with the highest incarceration rate in the world, we continue to fill our prisons with drug offenders, leaving shattered families and communities in the wake. D

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