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October 17, 2012
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12:00 am 
Autism: Coming of Age   In the next 10 to 15 years, an estimated 800,000 children with autism will age out of the school system and transition into adulthood. Then, they will look to ill-prepared state and federal governments for the support services and resources to meet their many needs - a situation autism experts refer to as the "coming tsunami." The one-hour documentary AUTISM: COMING OF AGE provides an inside look at the lives of three adults with autism and includes interviews with their families and support teaMs. Autism and disability experts from Massachusetts, New York, Washington, Virginia and Pennsylvania also discuss the current system, impending challenges and possible outcomes for the future. D

1:00 am 
POV  "Biblioburro, The Donkey Library"  Two burros, Alfa and Beto, carry the circulating library of donated books that 39-year-old Luis Soriano, a small-town elementary school teacher in northern Columbia, takes to isolated villages during arduous weekend journeys. The film travels with Soriano, who walks with his donkeys, through dense tropical beauty on nearly impassible trails. They face dangers from nature and humans (guerillas, bandits) to reach the villages and the children hungry for learning.G

2:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Home on the Range"  The real heyday of the American cowboy has come and gone; but in Idaho, the hard-scrabble hero of so many of our nation's legends can still be found, riding the range on the West's public lands. It seems there will always be a place for cowboys, wherever there are cattle to be rounded up and wild horses to be tamed, and wherever there are people who love the cowboy lifestyle. As cowboy poet Rudy Gonzales reminds us, "People want to be cowboys!"G

2:30 am 
Dialogue  "Amy Waldman"  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

3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Good Sport"  Elmo and Abby are playing a game of hot potato together. Elmo keeps losing the game and starts to feel frustrated. He thinks that something must be wrong with the potato, and tries using another one, but he still loses. D

4:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty/Daniel Goes To The Potty"  Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty - Prince Wednesday is in the block corner at school building the "tallest tower in the world!" Even though he needs to go to the bathroom, he doesn't want to stop what he is doing. He learns how important it is to stop and go right away. Daniel Goes to the Potty - Dad's trumpet is broken, so he takes Daniel along to Music Man Stan's Shop to get it fixed. D

4:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha in the White House, Part 1 & 2"  Martha in the White House, Part 1 - The new president is looking for a dog to live in the White House. Martha knows the perfect dog for the job! What better way to recommend some of her neighborhood pals than to put in a few calls to the White House herself? Vocabulary: (E) neighborhood, nation(al), volunteer, recommend(ing), community, nominate (I) president, white house, leader, country. Martha in the White House, Part 2 - The president is calling! One of his aides heard about Martha's speaking ability and he needs her to report to the White House immediately. D

5:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Bon Iver"  The Grammy-winning group performs material from its self-titled second album.G

6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Three-Part Travel Skills Special"  Rick completes his favorite 3000-mile journey that winds through Europe from London. Part 3 of 3G

6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Naples and the Amalfi Coast"  Rudy explores some of Italy's great historic treasures in Pompeii, then moves to Sorrento and Capri.G

7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Mending Australia's Ancient Forest"  Near Albany, in Southwestern Australia, Australians are trying to piece together the remains of fractured habitats that were destroyed beginning right after World War II. From the woodlands of the drier interior to the tall wet forests in the far south-west corner, host David Yetman gets a first hand look at this ambitious project called Gondwana Link. The evolutionary process moves quickly in this environment, and new hybrids and species are discovered almost every week. D

7:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Warm Crawfish and Artichoke Salad, Ragout of Crawfish over Fresh Pasta, and Crawfish Pies. D

8:00 am 
America's Heartland   Idaho farmers use high tech produce tracking to protect food safety (Rob Stewart). A Minnesota man keeps home dairy delivery alive. (Jason Shoultz). D

8:30 am 
New Scandinavian Cooking  "Oil Adventure"  Is cold-pressed rapeseed oil the olive oil of the north? To find out, Andreas travels to the old fortress town of Fredrikstad in Eastern Norway. Using fresh vegetables, Andreas makes classic and innovative emulsion sauces, preserved and deep-fried mackerel, crispy potatoes, and Norwegian coleslaw. D

9:00 am 
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

9:30 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Vegetable Delight"  Allen shows how he is growing an organic vegetable garden full of traditional favorites.G

10:00 am 
Live from the Artists Den  "The Wallflowers"  It has been seven years since their last album, but the Wallflowers are back in full force for a performance before 600 invited guests at Bimbo's 365 Club, a San Francisco institution for more than 80 years. Frontman Jakob Dylan leads the group through an 18-song set, featuring new songs from their recently released album Glad All Over, and classics such as "One Headlight" and "6th Avenue Heartache."G

11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Abby's Tricycle"  Abby is preparing to ride her very first tricycle! She has her basket, helmet, and her friend Elmo, but Abby doesn't know how to ride a tricycle. Elmo suggests that Gordon teach Abby since Gordon was the one to teach him. Gordon teaches Abby about all the different parts of a tricycle; the seat, handlebars, and pedals. D

12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "The Good Mom/Hornucopia"  The Good Mom - "Mom's" the word when Mrs. Pteranodon meets fellow mom Millie Maiasaura, who is a little too over-protective of her kids. The two moms compare mothering methods in a play date at the Big Pond. Hornucopia! - At the Big Pond, Tank introduces the Pteranodon family to his friend, Stacie Styracosaurus, a fellow Ceratopsian with a crown of elaborate horns on her head. D

12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Adventures of Math-A-Million"  It's math class at school, and Pig is having a big problem.a math problem! To find a solution, the super readers accompany a math superhero as he confronts a series of arithmetic emergencies. Will the super readers figure out a way to make Math Boy's problems as easy as 1, 2, 3? Educational Objectives: To learn some basic math skills. D

1:00 pm 
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

1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Race for the Hippo Disc"  When Chris and Martin accidentally lose a Power Disc on the African savannah, the Wild Kratts goes into crisis mode to find the disc before it gets into the hands of Zach Varmitech. D

2:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Sound"  NULL

2:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Amy Waldman"  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

3:00 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

3:30 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

4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

5:00 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

6:00 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

7:00 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

8:00 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

9:00 pm 
Call The Midwife   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

10:00 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

11:00 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

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