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October 17, 2012
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3:00 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
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Wordgirl and Bobbleboy/Crime in the Key of V"  WORDGIRL AND BOBBLEBOY - TJ decides to make and sell his own WordGirl bobblehead dolls at all of her crime scenes. Unfortunately, the booming sales distract WordGirl so much that she loses her battle with Chuck! Will the bobblehead dolls put WordGirl out of business? Vocabulary Words: Bobble, Souvenir. CRIME IN THE KEY OF V - Determined to be the best at everything, the villainous Victoria Best sets out to be the best superhero in the city and put WordGirl out of commission for good. D
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Creature Power Challenge"  After getting caught in the middle of a tussle between a grumpy rhino and an outraged elephant, Martin and Chris decide to have a contest to decide what's stronger - elephant or rhino powers. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Eye of Rom"  With special guest star Bebe Neuwirth. Hacker steals the powerful Eye of Rom from Binky the Cat's pyramid, placing the Ancient Egypt cybersite in jeopardy. The kids and Digit set out to retrieve the Eye from Hacker, but the journey is packed with a maze of exciting, action-filled gambits that force them to first do and undo a series of complicated steps. D
5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "I'll Ruff and I'll Ruff and I'll Blow Your House Down"  Ruff sends DJ out to a dog obedience school to become an expert trainer while Noel, Sammy and Jay go to an engineering school to construct a new home for Chet. 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
3:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Sound"  Sounds are vibrations of energy. Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guest scientist, Steve Shropshire, Professor Of Physics, Idaho State University, answer students' questions about sound.G
3:30 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
4:00 pm 
Bluegrass Underground  "Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver"  Singer/mandolinist Doyle Lawson is yet another deserving winner of a National Heritage Fellowship (2006). Lawson's band is known as the School of Bluegrass for its many high-profile alumni. This latest batch of hot young pickers lives up to that legacy, as Lawson leads them through state-of-the-art traditional and progressive bluegrass, as well as some of the most compelling a cappella Gospel harmonizing seen or heard anywhere. D
4:30 pm 
Music Voyager  "Nashville: Music City"  Known as the capital of country music, Nashville also is home to some of the world's top singer-songwriters and rock and pop bands. Host Jacob Edgar receives a personal tour of Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry by country superstar Vince Gill. Then, he sees Elizabeth Miller perform at a funky bar in East Nashville, the bohemian district home to many of the city's musicians. D
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 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
7:00 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
8:00 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
9:00 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
10:00 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
11:00 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
3:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Contemporary History"  The entire team of historians joins Professor Miller in examining the last quarter of the twentieth century. A montage of events opens the program and sets the stage for a discussion of the period -- and of the difficulty of examining contemporary history with true historical perspective. Television critic John Leonard offers a footnote about the impact of television on the way we experience recent events. D
3:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Redemptive Imagination"  Storytelling is a relentless human urge and its power forges with memory to become the foundation of history. Novelists Charles Johnson (Middle Passage), Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha), and Esmeralda Santiago (America's Dream) join Professor Miller in discussing the intersection of history and story. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. D
4:00 pm 
Curiosity Quest  "Cheerleading"  Join Joel on this quest as he learns what it's like to be a cheerleader from the co-ed cheer squad at Brigham Young University. Hold your breath as Joel attempts to safely complete a backflip. D
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Businesses Going Green"  Going green is worthwhile and good for the bottom line. Explore the profitable side of going green, and learn how to distinguish between what's hype, and what's hip. Meet two college grads who learned how to make a profit from the coffee grounds up. D
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 
Cyberchase  "The Eye of Rom"  With special guest star Bebe Neuwirth. Hacker steals the powerful Eye of Rom from Binky the Cat's pyramid, placing the Ancient Egypt cybersite in jeopardy. The kids and Digit set out to retrieve the Eye from Hacker, but the journey is packed with a maze of exciting, action-filled gambits that force them to first do and undo a series of complicated steps. D
6:00 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
6:30 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
7:00 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
7:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Carlingford and the North East"  NULL
8:00 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
8:30 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
9:00 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
9:30 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
10:00 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
10:30 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
11:00 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
11:30 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
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 pm 
POV  "I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful"  In 2005, Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme set out to document the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina and the rebuilding of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward. When he met Carolyn Parker, what began as a historical documentary morphed into a vibrant character study of the courage and resiliency of this fearless matriarch and civil rights activist. "I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful" is Demme's account of Parker's five-year crusade to rebuild her beloved neon-green house, her church, her community -- and her life. D
6:30 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
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 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
11:30 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

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