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October 16, 2012
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9:00 pm 
Standing Bear's Footsteps   Standing Bear, an Indian chief, goes to court to prove he is a person and redefines what it means to be an American. He had been arrested in 1879 while trying to return his dead son's body to homelands in Nebraska from exile in the malaria-infested plains of Indian Territory. The trial makes front page news across America.G
10:00 pm 
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
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Charlie Rose   NULL
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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
10:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1910's"  Saving lives and taking lives are the hallmarks of this decade. The umbrella supplies the inspiration for a new device that lets airplane pilots parachute to safety. Sonar navigation comes to the aid of ships at sea; and a garment manufacturer develops the first safety hood to protect firefighters inside burning buildings.G
11:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Going Deep"  This episode takes a look back at the decades of effort that culminated in the deep sub Alvin reaching the ocean floor, and looks forward to what's next. D
11:30 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Chimp Minds"  This program visits with an engaging if unruly bunch of cousins that we formally broke up with about six or seven million years ago - with whom we share almost all of our genes, but not a lot of our lifestyle. Why the difference? Maybe it's in how we learn. D
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "A Latin Celebration"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to authentic Peruvian Roast Chicken. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for vertical roasters. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of brown rice. D
9:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "Connecting The Dots: An Overview of the Consuming Passions Ignited by Columbus"  Burt looks at the continuing effect of the voyages of Christopher Columbus on our world today _ especially their impact on diet.G
10:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Never Too Young"  Joanne welcomes her youngest student Stella to class and they nestle in to create a menu of some of Joanne's favorite chilly weather dishes: roasted game hens with prosciutto and mushrooms and quinoa pilaf with dried blueberries and apricots. Recipes: Sweet and Hot Pepper Relish Crostini, Roasted Game Hens with Prosciutto di Parma and Mushrooms, and Quinoa Pilaf with Dried Blueberries and Apricots. Student: Stella Ginsberg, Student and Blogger. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "Greek Islands"  Rick stops at touristy and exotic Santorini, becomes familiar with Aegean ferries, rides a motorbike around Smos and pops into a monastery.G
11:00 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Agriculture"  Will world population outrun food resources? The "Green Revolution" of the 20th century multiplied crop yields, in part through increasing inputs of pesticides and fertilizers. How can farmers reduce their use of agricultural chemicals and still produce enough food?. D
11:30 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Water Resources"  While essential to the lives of humans and animals, fresh water only accounts for six percent of the world's water supply. Scientists in Florida's Everglades and the water challenged Southwest consider the optimum use of existing sources of fresh water for both humans and ecosystems. D
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Charlie Rose   NULL
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Aspen Institute Presents  "Democracy On Trial"  Speakers: Nicholas Burns, Hala Gorani, Jane Harman, Tom Friedman, Russell Muirhead, Sanford V. Levinson, Toni Verstandig, David Rothkopf, Eric Li, Minxin Pei. D
11:00 pm 
Nature  "Siberian Tiger Quest"  Conservation ecologist Chris Morgan ("Bears of the Last Frontier") is 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.G

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