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October 18, 2013
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9:00 am 
Peg + Cat  "The Three Bears Problem/The Giant Problem"  The Three Bears Problem - Fairytale Land. Peg and Cat bring the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff together to form a super group: "The Electric Eleven." Primary Content: Adding 1; Secondary Content: Counting to 11. D
9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "I'm A T. Rex!/Ned The Quadruped"  I'm a T. rex! - Buddy travels to Rexville on the Dinosaur Train and meets Delores Tyrannosaurus and her daughter Annie. When he sees that he shares all the same features, Buddy learns that he is a Tyrannosaurus rex! Ned the Quadruped - Buddy and Tiny tour the Dinosaur Train and earn their Junior Conductor hats while their friend Ned, a four-legged, long-necked Brachiosaurus and regular Train rider, tags along. D
10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Whoosh & Vanish Mystery"  It's a very windy day on Sesame Street. Elmo and Telly are just about to play a game of basketball. When they return from eating a healthy power snack, their ball is missing! It's a real mystery and they need to investigate to solve the problem! First, Telly writes down what they already know about the mystery! Then, he forms a hypothesis, or a guess, that Abby must have made the basketball disappear because she's able to do magic. D
11:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "The Dragon Dance/Teacher Harriet's Birthday"  The Dragon Dance: In school, the children are all helping Teacher Harriet with a big art project: creating a dancing dragon! Everyone is eager to finish so the dragon can dance, but they learn that they need to work together so the big project can be finished. Teacher Harriet's Birthday: It's Teacher Harriet's birthday! Mom Tiger helps the children surprise her by decorating the classroom with streamers and making a birthday present while she is gone. The children learn that cooperation is necessary to pull off the surprise. D
11:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Now That's Using Your Brain"  When Sid figures out a new way to get ready for school super fast, Mom says to him, "Now that's using your brain!" Sid wants to know that means, and discovers that the brain controls all kinds of things like walking, thinking, breathing, and getting ready for school!. D
12:00 pm 
Super Why!  "The Three Little Pigs: The Return of the Wolf"  Pig and his brothers are trying to make a picnic table for their yard, but it all goes terribly wrong! So Super Why and his friends visit the tale of The Three Little Pigs, hoping to find out a little bit about building from the young Poppa Pig. Will they learn how to construct something sturdy, or will the Big Bad Wolf huff, puff and ruin their plans? Educational Objectives: To learn the importance of following instructions. Kids will sing the alphabet, rhyme with ICKS words, and use the power to read to change the story. D
12:30 pm 
Caillou  "Caillou's Play Time"  Daddy's Puzzles: It's a rainy day and Caillou doesn't know what to do. .until Daddy discovers some old puzzles! Caillou and Daddy enjoy putting a pirate puzzle together. D
1:00 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Being Happy with Me"  Being Percy - Percy is impressed when he sees that all the engines make way for Gordon when he enters Brendham Docks. Percy thinks the engines never listen to him nor make way for him on the tracks. Percy decides that he is going to be more like Gordon so he starts to imitate him. D
1:30 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "The Dragon Dance/Teacher Harriet's Birthday"  The Dragon Dance: In school, the children are all helping Teacher Harriet with a big art project: creating a dancing dragon! Everyone is eager to finish so the dragon can dance, but they learn that they need to work together so the big project can be finished. Teacher Harriet's Birthday: It's Teacher Harriet's birthday! Mom Tiger helps the children surprise her by decorating the classroom with streamers and making a birthday present while she is gone. The children learn that cooperation is necessary to pull off the surprise. D
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "George Makes A Stand/Curious George Sees The Light"  George sells lemonade to buy a soccer ball and causes problems when he adjusts a traffic light.G
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Puppy Skits/Dinosaurs In Trouble!"  Puppy Skits - Can a dog break through the space-time continuum? T.D. thinks so. As Martha recounts the tale of how T.D. D
3:00 pm 
Peg + Cat  "The Three Bears Problem/The Giant Problem"  The Three Bears Problem - Fairytale Land. Peg and Cat bring the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff together to form a super group: "The Electric Eleven." Primary Content: Adding 1; Secondary Content: Counting to 11. D
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Who Wants To Get Rid Of Wordgirl?/The Talented Mr. Birg"  WHO WANTS TO GET RID OF WORDGIRL? - Seymour Smooth has brought some of WordGirl's biggest villain enemies together to play a game of, Who Wants to Get Rid of WordGirl? Will his strategy of using them to ultimately defeat WordGirl work? Or will he find himself outsmarted by our hero? Vocabulary Words: Strategy, Giddy. THE TALENTED Mr. BIRG - When Scoops writes an article about all the times WordGirl has been tricked and captured by villains, she goes off to prove him wrong. And when someone who looks just like Mr. Big claims to be a Mr. Birg, WordGirl is convinced he's lying, and refuses to be tricked again. D
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Mystery of the Weird Looking Walrus"  Chris and Martin are on a mission to discover why walrus look so weird, but discover that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a herd to mine precious pearls for Donita Donata's fashion line. The Wild Kratts team must use the walrus features against Zach to save the creatures and return them to their Arctic domain. Science Concepts: Suction. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Jimaya Jam"  Hacker has discovered an army of awesome creatures he can use to rule cyberspace, but they are carved in stone on the walls of the Pyramid of Jimaya. To bring the animals to life, he must steal the Sphere of Being, a magical orb closely guarded by three ghosts (Hacker's worst nightmare). How can he distract them so he can steal the Sphere? Opportunity knocks when he tricks Jules, recently hired as tour guide, into pushing the wrong button and falling, along with the kids and Creech, into an underground arena from which there is no escape! Confronted by the Jam Master, the guardian of the pyramid, and the Pyramid's three ghosts, the kids are told they can go free if they can overcome the ghosts in a game of Jimaya Jam. D
5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Finding Eight-Legged Tights Isn't Easy"  It turns out that Ruff has two phobias: spiders and.ballet! Ruff sends Sterling and Bethany (someone else who shares his fear of spiders) out to meet an arachnologist to work in a spider lab, and gives Brian another daunting assignment-to become a ballet dancer!. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, Google cracks $1000 a share making it only the second stock in the S&P ever to do so. NBR will explore why this company is so important to your portfolio and your everyday life. And, flipping homes is back, but this time it's different. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Washington Week   NULL
7:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Historian Nathaniel Philbrick"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with the author about his book Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution. They also discuss his earlier book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, which tells the true story behind Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.G
8:00 pm 
Scott & Bailey   Janet checks on the home of an elderly couple where she discovers the woman murdered and her husband in a dreadful state. The pair's daughter seems uninterested. Rachel struggles to cope with married life. Janet and Adrian deal with the details of divorce.G
9:00 pm 
Great Performances  "Great Performances' 40th Anniversary Celebration"  The series celebrates with an all-star homecoming at New York's Lincoln Center. Diverse alumni share personal stories of their experiences with the nation's only ongoing primetime stage for all performing arts. Stars include Julie Andrews, Audra McDonald, David Hyde Pierce, Josh Groban, Itzak Perlman and Michael Buble.G
10:30 pm 
Invisible Women: Forgotten Artists of Florence   Florence, Italy, the cradle of the Renaissance, nurtured female as well as male artists, yet most are largely forgotten although their work may endure. This film sheds light on the lives and works of these painters.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
9:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "All About Seeds (Mt. Airy, NC)"  Here we cover everything you ever wanted to know about how to start seeds at home but were afraid to ask. From soil mix to grow lights - we share seed sowing secrets and explain the science behind the techniques. D
9:30 am 
This American Land  "Montana Wilderness, Bald Eagle Recovery, Lionfish Derby, Crocodile Man"  There is an ambitious plan to protect 700,000 acres of new wilderness in Montana. And after many years of argument, it looks like local residents, loggers, hikers and conservation groups have put aside their differences.G
10:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Backyard Barbecue"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best Barbecued Pulled Chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for electric charcoal starters. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of ice cream cones. D
10:30 am 
Aviators   $100 Hamburger #2: Another flying excursion in search of great grub. Soaring: A form of flying where missing the roar of the engine is entirely the point! Warbirds: We take a walk back in time and get up close to a collection of historic aircraft that flew world-altering missions. D
11:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   Kathy Mattea. D
12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "The Whoosh & Vanish Mystery"  It's a very windy day on Sesame Street. Elmo and Telly are just about to play a game of basketball. When they return from eating a healthy power snack, their ball is missing! It's a real mystery and they need to investigate to solve the problem! First, Telly writes down what they already know about the mystery! Then, he forms a hypothesis, or a guess, that Abby must have made the basketball disappear because she's able to do magic. D
1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "I'm A T. Rex!/Ned The Quadruped"  I'm a T. rex! - Buddy travels to Rexville on the Dinosaur Train and meets Delores Tyrannosaurus and her daughter Annie. When he sees that he shares all the same features, Buddy learns that he is a Tyrannosaurus rex! Ned the Quadruped - Buddy and Tiny tour the Dinosaur Train and earn their Junior Conductor hats while their friend Ned, a four-legged, long-necked Brachiosaurus and regular Train rider, tags along. D
1:30 pm 
Peg + Cat  "The Pirate Problem/The Sleepover Problem"  The Pirate Problem - Pirate Island. Peg and Cat show a group of very hungry Pirates how to share tropical fruit fairly. Primary Content: Fair sharing; Secondary Content: Adding within 4. D
2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Wrapper's Delight/Dive Swim Scoop"  Wrappers Delight - Sally and Nick are trying to wrap a present for their moms. But they're having problems. Why meeting Cat's good friend Gina the Giraffe Weevil, will help! Gina shows them how she uses leaves to wrap her eggs to protect them while she waits for them to hatch. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "The Rise Of Miss Power, Part 3/the Rise Of Miss Power, Part 4"  When WordGirl tries to stand up to Miss Power, she gets bullied and stripped of her superhero star.G
3:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Full Moon Seascape"  Wyland demonstrates linear perspective. D
3:30 pm 
Chefs A' Field  "Old Salts, Young Guns"  Chesapeake Bay Oysters Bubble Back from Virtual Extinction. Chef Jason Alley: Comfort Restaurant - Portsmouth and Richmond, VA Virginia chef Jason Alley and his children join Chesapeake Bay oyster farmers Ryan and Travis Croxton to harvest oysters and learn how the once-endangered bivalves are helping to clean up pollution in the bay. In the kitchen, Chef Alley and his children prepare dishes featuring their prized catch. D
4:00 pm 
Walking The Great Divide: A Journey Along The Continental Divide Trail   Mark Flagler, who started his outdoor film career in Oregon, and the hikers continue northward into Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, heading for the Canadian border. Along the trail, Flagler documents the wild remote country and highlights educational and historical components of the trail. Part 2 of 2G
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
Nature  "Saving Otter 501"  A stranded orphaned otter found on the beach near Monterey, California, enters a special program at Monterey Bay Aquarium that will keep her alive, provide training and return her to the wild. Cameras follow the three-day old female as handlers in Darth Vader-like suits feed her a special formula, and a surrogate mother otter teaches her the skills needed to survive.G
7:00 pm 
Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild  "A Long Hard Struggle"  Nature photographer Michael Forsberg with a documentary team from Nebraska's public television system explore remnant wildlands and the wildlife living in them in 11 Plains states, and examine what is required to help the wild areas and wildlife flourish. The film begins with water in Nebraska and also looks at wildlife's requirements for roaming in Montana, Oklahoma, Wyoming and South Dakota. Part 1 of 2G
8:00 pm 
Wild Photo Adventures  "Spring Wildlife of North Carolina's Outer Banks"  Host and professional wildlife photographer Doug Gardner discovers nesting woodpeckers and a fox den to photograph along the remote beaches on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with nature photographer Jared Lloyd. D
8:30 pm 
Wild Photo Adventures  "Wildlife Scavenger Hunt"  Host and professional wildlife photographer Doug Gardner explores Lake Marion, South Carolina in search of as many wild subjects to photograph in one day. D
9:00 pm 
Walking The Great Divide: A Journey Along The Continental Divide Trail   Mark Flagler, who started his outdoor film career in Oregon, and the hikers continue northward into Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, heading for the Canadian border. Along the trail, Flagler documents the wild remote country and highlights educational and historical components of the trail. Part 2 of 2G
10:00 pm 
Nature  "Saving Otter 501"  A stranded orphaned otter found on the beach near Monterey, California, enters a special program at Monterey Bay Aquarium that will keep her alive, provide training and return her to the wild. Cameras follow the three-day old female as handlers in Darth Vader-like suits feed her a special formula, and a surrogate mother otter teaches her the skills needed to survive.G
11:00 pm 
Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild  "A Long Hard Struggle"  Nature photographer Michael Forsberg with a documentary team from Nebraska's public television system explore remnant wildlands and the wildlife living in them in 11 Plains states, and examine what is required to help the wild areas and wildlife flourish. The film begins with water in Nebraska and also looks at wildlife's requirements for roaming in Montana, Oklahoma, Wyoming and South Dakota. Part 1 of 2G
9:00 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Bulb Gardening"  Bulb gardening is easier than you think. In this episode Allen gives us some tips to help us through the process, including protecting newly planted bulbs from squirrels. Allen shows us some exquisite dahlias, the secret to planting paper whites and how to make a beautiful tulip and hyacinth arrangement. D
9:30 am 
b organic with Michele Beschen  "Growing Food - The Heirloom Way"  Michele visits with the family behind Eldorado Heirloom Seeds at their homestead in Kansas. They talk about the benefits of heirloom gardening, seeds, soil, and simple living. D
10:00 am 
Knit & Crochet Today  "Color"  Learn how to use bobbins and intarsia to show off color in your knitting and crochet projects. Color expert Kaffe Fassett shares how he comes up with his inspiring designs. D
10:30 am 
Paint This With Jerry Yarnell  "Jerry's Lily Pond, Part 1"  (16X20 Acrylic) This painting develops a lily pad pond with its flower being the center of focus. The canvas is prepared with an olive green mottled background. Jerry then starts by sketching the lily pads using elliptical shapes to create flatness. D
11:00 am 
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
11:30 am 
Bake Decorate Celebrate!  "Dinosaurs"  The party continues with dinosaur designs that are a family favorite. The first is a 3D cake, a coconut pound cake dinosaur with lots of personality. Then, Nancy's decorating technique is making a pull out star. D
12:00 pm 
Connect with English  "Negotiations/Photos and Farewells"  While Rebecca and Alberto have breakfast, the garage has towed the car and and tell her the repairs will cost $800, so she sells the car to the garage for $550, and plans to take the bus all the way to San Francisco.G
12:30 pm 
Connect with English  "A New Home/Meet The Discussion Group"  In the first segment, Rebecca arrives in San Francisco, and is surprised to discover that her godmother Nancy expects her to pay rent as well.G
1:00 pm 
Ethics In America  "Politics, Privacy, and the Press"  What conduct on the part of a public official is relevant to "the public's right to know?" Panelists from both sides, including Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, Peter Jennings, Mike Wallace, and Geraldine Ferraro, debate this issue.G
2:00 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Industrial Revolution"  Technology and mass production create a new kind of wealth and a new kind of servitude.G
2:30 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Industrial World"  Industry transforms Europe, from the heights of political power to the details of everyday life.G
3:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Growth and Empire"  Benjamin Franklin and Franklin's Philadelphia take center stage in this program. As the merchant class grows in the North, the economies of southern colonies are built on the shoulders of the slave trade. Professor Miller brings the American story to 1763 with the Peace of Paris and English dominance in America. D
3:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Coming of Independence"  Professor Maier tells the story of how the English-loving colonist transforms into the freedom-loving American rebel. The luminaries of the early days of the Republic -- Washington, Jefferson, Adams -- are featured in this program as they craft the Declaration of -- and wage the War for -- Independence. D
4:00 pm 
Design Squad  "Cardboard Furniture"  The teams create innovative, yet practical cardboard furniture for the home goods superstore IKEA. Furniture shoppers take a seat in the judges' chair to decide the winning team.G
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "What Is A Biz Kid?"  You'll learn that anybody can be a Biz Kid with effort and the right attitude. Biz Kids identify a need, make a plan, and take action. Join us and you'll meet a skateboard designer, a rap music producer, a boy who started a rock-a-thon to raise money for hospital rocking chairs, and more. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Franscent"  Francine ruins both her science project and Lisa's. The two rivals need find a way to work together on a new project or they'll both fail. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Jimaya Jam"  Hacker has discovered an army of awesome creatures he can use to rule cyberspace, but they are carved in stone on the walls of the Pyramid of Jimaya. To bring the animals to life, he must steal the Sphere of Being, a magical orb closely guarded by three ghosts (Hacker's worst nightmare). How can he distract them so he can steal the Sphere? Opportunity knocks when he tricks Jules, recently hired as tour guide, into pushing the wrong button and falling, along with the kids and Creech, into an underground arena from which there is no escape! Confronted by the Jam Master, the guardian of the pyramid, and the Pyramid's three ghosts, the kids are told they can go free if they can overcome the ghosts in a game of Jimaya Jam. D
6:00 pm 
Knit & Crochet Today  "Color"  Learn how to use bobbins and intarsia to show off color in your knitting and crochet projects. Color expert Kaffe Fassett shares how he comes up with his inspiring designs. D
6:30 pm 
Paint This With Jerry Yarnell  "Jerry's Lily Pond, Part 1"  (16X20 Acrylic) This painting develops a lily pad pond with its flower being the center of focus. The canvas is prepared with an olive green mottled background. Jerry then starts by sketching the lily pads using elliptical shapes to create flatness. D
7:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Class  "Sausage Crostini, Goat Cheese Linguine & Melons in Wine"  Joanne teaches her student Heather how to prepare three quick and simple recipes packed with lots of flavor and texture which she can make at home despite her busy schedule. Recipes: (1) CROSTINI WITH FENNEL SAUSAGE, (2) LINGUINE WITH GOAT CHEESE AND ARUGULA, (3) SUMMER MELONS IN SWEET-SPICED WINE. Student: Heather Tay - Sales Executive. D
7:30 pm 
Cooking with Nick Stellino  "Halibut with a Kick & Aristocratic Risotto"  Chef Stellino is all about the details of simple techniques and his teaching style shines with brilliance in this episode, inspiring people to enjoy life with fabulous recipes and simple techniques. Nick visits the fish monger and the green grocer and prepares Halibut with Tequila & Jalapeno Pepper Sauce and Risotto with Zucchini, Goat Cheese & Prosciutto. D
8:00 pm 
This Old House  "Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013: Drastic Measures"  Norm tours the Bay Head, New Jersey, revetment project with Thacher Brown; the Bay Head house is raised from the second floor structure. Kevin finds Carlos amid some setbacks trying to get the Point Pleasant house off the ground, and Richard helps Rita say goodbye to her Manasquan house before it's torn down. Norm gets a lesson on FEMA zones and foundations from structural engineer Pat Cronin. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Oslo"  Rick finds evidence of the proud Norwegian spirit in the country's capital - from Viking ships to a sleek new opera house, from World War II tales of terrorism to the constant festival at the thriving harbor. He takes in major art pieces and sails with friends in a fjord.G
9:00 pm 
Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope  "Hong Kong - A City of Festivals"  Hong Kong may be Asia's World City, yet its people still cherish their tradition and the richness it brings their lives. In this new Hong Kong episode, Joseph returns for the annual Dragon Boat Festival. He discovers the festival is more than a race as it honors the integrity and devotion of poet, Qu Yuan, who sacrificed himself rather than live in a corrupt world. D
9:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Italian Style Steak"  Lidia makes Fettuccine with Malfada Sauce, Steak with Pizzaiola Sauce and Ricotta Cookies. Lidia visits the Immigrant Monument in Woldenburg Park of New Orleans, and Tanya takes viewers to explore the impressive collection at the Nelson-Atkins museum in Kansas City. D
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Dinner at the Diner"  NULL
10:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Michael Ruhlman & Salt"  Seasoning with salt. What could be simpler, right? Wrong! Think about how many meals you've had that were either too salty or under-seasoned! On this episode of SIMPLY MING, Ming is zeroing in on a technique that is critical to successful cooking if done with a gentle hand. Joining him is the perfect man for the job, the ultimate scrutinizer of cooking techniques, author and chef Michael Ruhlman. D
11:00 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
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Oslo"  Rick finds evidence of the proud Norwegian spirit in the country's capital - from Viking ships to a sleek new opera house, from World War II tales of terrorism to the constant festival at the thriving harbor. He takes in major art pieces and sails with friends in a fjord.G
9:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
10:00 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
10:30 am 
Dialogue  "Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill"  Thirty years after the premiere of MACNEIL/LEHRER NEWSHOUR the nightly news program, now PBS NEWSHOUR, has two new main anchors - Woodruff and Ifill. Host Marcia Franklin talks with them about their careers and goals for the show.G
11:00 am 
Well Read  "Lesley Hazleton, The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad"  NULL
11:30 am 
Closer to Truth  "What Is Nothing?"  What if nothing ever existed? Scientists claim that the universe came from nothing. But what's the nature of nothing? That's where the confusion lies. D
12:00 pm 
NOVA  "Ground Zero Supertower"  NOVA returns to Ground Zero to witness the final chapter in an epic story of engineering, innovation, and the perseverance of the human spirit: the completion of One World Trade Center, the skyscraper rising up 104 stories and 1,776 feet from the site where the Twin Towers once stood. In this update of NOVA's "Engineering Ground Zero, " which featured behind-the-scenes access to the struggles of the engineers and architects working at 1 WTC and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, NOVA goes inside the construction of the new tower's final floors and the installation of its soaring, 800-ton spire and beacon. But 1 WTC isn't the only engineering marvel taking shape here: NOVA goes underground to see the construction of a multi-billion dollar transit center whose sweeping, sinuous design is said to be inspired by the shape of a bird being released from a child's hand. D
1:00 pm 
Raw to Ready  "Komatsu"  To extract precious metals found beneath the earth requires a massive 232-ton, two-story-tall dump truck with a load capacity of 320 tons - a giant earth-mover like the Komatsu 930-E. This amazing engineering achievement is made possible by five essential raw ingredients: coal, chromium, mineral oil, latex rubber and sulphuric acid, an electron superhighway that generates massive power. D
2:00 pm 
Life On Fire  "The Surprise Salmon"  In Alaska, the fresh water that feeds the rivers is snowmelt from North America's highest mountains and most active volcanoes. Time and again, they erupt and poison the rivers. Scientists have only just begun to piece together what might have happened nearly 2,000 years ago, when one race of salmon faced the death of their natal river and were forced back to the open ocean on an exceptional adventure. D
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 pm 
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle  "Truth, Justice, and the American Way (1938-1958)"  During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950s, superheroes are caught in the fire of government scrutiny and regulation. When the thrilling "Adventures of Superman" is broadcast on the new medium of television, America's first and greatest superhero leads the entire comic book industry to renewed strength. D
6:00 pm 
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle  "Great Power, Great Responsibility (1959-1977)"  In the 1960s, a new breed of superhero emerges in pages of Marvel Comics, inspired by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk and others are the first to have "problems" with which an adult audience can identify, and contemporary social issues make their way into comic books. Black powerhouses such as the Black Panther and Luke Cage appear on the scene, and the pages of "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" explode with relevant storylines as comic books are forced to confront the reality of an increasingly complex world. D
7:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines"  This program traces the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, this film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation. D
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, Google cracks $1000 a share making it only the second stock in the S&P ever to do so. NBR will explore why this company is so important to your portfolio and your everyday life. And, flipping homes is back, but this time it's different. D
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle  "Great Power, Great Responsibility (1959-1977)"  In the 1960s, a new breed of superhero emerges in pages of Marvel Comics, inspired by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk and others are the first to have "problems" with which an adult audience can identify, and contemporary social issues make their way into comic books. Black powerhouses such as the Black Panther and Luke Cage appear on the scene, and the pages of "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" explode with relevant storylines as comic books are forced to confront the reality of an increasingly complex world. D

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