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October 19, 2012
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12:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Flying Ant/The Dancing Duck Bonanza"  Flying Ant - WordWorld is all abuzz - today is the Insect Air Show! All the bugs in WordWorld take to the sky to show off their flying skills. All the insects, that is, except Ant, who can't fly. But Ant is a smart, industrious WordFriend, and with the help of his best pal Pig, he finds just the right word to give him the lift he needs to be the hit of the show. D
12:30 pm 
Caillou  "Changing Plans"  Caillou learns to cope with change. It's raining outside but there is no stopping Caillou! He sees a robin catch a worm and is thrilled when he finds a worm of his own. When Leo calls to invite Caillou over to play, Caillou isn't sure at first if he wants to go since he's having such a great time by himself. D
1:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "A Game for Everyone, A Sports Adventure"  Barney, Baby Bop, BJ and the kids are planning a Sports Day in the park. When they meet Jill, a new friend who is too shy to participate, Barney explains that Jill might just need a little encouragement to join the fun. In the end, Sports Day is a huge success for everyone. D
1:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Winter Delights"  Merry Misty Island - It's the Winter Holidays on the Island of Sodor. Dash, Bash and Ferdinand decide to throw a party. This is their first party and they're not really sure what to do and they won't ask Thomas to help them. D
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Free Hundley/Bag Monkey"  George, Gnocchi and Charkie join forces to try and rescue Hundley from the local pet shelter.G
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Paws and Effect/The Trouble with Teddy"  Paws and Effect - When Martha gets a piece of glass in her paw, everyone realizes that littering hurts more than the environment. But what can they do about it? As Alice, Helen, and TD know, protecting the environment (and paws) is important, but it is easier said than done. Vocabulary: (E) discard(ed)(ing), litter(ed)(ing), thoughtless, debris, recycle(d)(ing) (I) careless(ly), trash, important, broke(n), injured. D
3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Revenge of the Zeros"  Upset about their score of zero points in the banana sculpture contest, Danny and Annie decide to ruin Paul the Gorilla's banana festival party that is being held at The Electric Diner. The Electric Company catches on, and does everything they can to stop the pranksters and save the party and preserve Paul's sanity. D
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Have Snob, Will Travel/Tobey's Playground Calamity"  HAVE SNOB, WILL TRAVEL - Unable to choose the most valuable items to steal, The Butcher kidnaps Reginald the jeweler and uses him for his knowledge of fine artifacts. Amidst a fence painting contest, Becky must put her paint brush down so that WordGirl can rescue Reginald and stop the Butcher's stealing spree. Vocabulary Words: Formal, Fret. D
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Masked Bandits"  As they prepare for a creature costume party, the Wild Kratts team begins to notice all sorts of strange things happening in the Tortuga HQ. Jimmy is sure there is a ghost or monster living with them, but the Kratt brothers are convinced it's some kind of creature. When the gang sets out to discover who is causing all the trouble, they discover that certain animals gravitate towards human habitation because it provides food and protection from predators. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Cool It"  (topic: Liquid Volume) - Determined to destroy Motherboard in any way possible, Hacker cleverly clogs up her cooling system. Digit brings the kids into cyberspace to help fix her, but the special coolant Motherboard needs, cryoxide, is found only in Castleblanca - and the supply is closely monitored! To bring back exactly enough cryoxide for Motherboard, the kids have to figure out the exact volume of Motherboard's tank. In the process, they discover the importance of a standard unit of measure - and fill a most unusual container with the precious cryoxide. D
5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Arrgh - All Me Eggs Are Cracked"  Sammy and Jay go to the Florida Keys to search the ocean floor for a Ruffman family treasure and Harsha and Sam's challenge is to work at a grocery store and compete in a grocery-bagging showdown. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Wall Street marks its biggest sell-off in months as poor earnings and weak outlooks weigh on investors. NBR's Erika Miller looks at the disconnect between consumers and businesses. A stern warning from Wall Street to Washington. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
7:30 pm 
Need to Know   MARIA HINOJOSA ANCHORS. In a special edition of Need to Know, titled "Yo Decido," anchor Maria Hinojosa travels to the critical swing state of Florida where one in seven registered voters is Hispanic. The show will examine how both presidential campaigns are courting the Hispanic vote there and how those voters are receiving the candidates' messages. D
8:00 pm 
Dialogue  "S.C. (Sam) Gwynne: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  The reporter and author whose book, Empire of the Summer Moon, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011, talks with host Marcia Franklin. The book traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. It also entails the epic saga of pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who becomes the last Comanche chief.G
8:30 pm 
Reggie Perrin   A possible change of career presents itself to Reggie as he gives a talk at Nicola's school, which he enjoys so much that he invites the class to spend a day at Groomtech. However, the trip does not quite turn out as planned.G
9:00 pm 
Broadway: The American Musical  "Syncopated City (1919-1933)"  Prohibition and the Jazz Age bring change and a mix of classes and cultures. In the spotlight are Eubie Blake, Al Jolson, The Marx Brothers, the Gershwins and Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. With the stock market crash, the Great Depression and the new "talking picture' coming from Hollywood, cause a massive talent exodus to Hollywood. Part 2 of 6G
10:00 pm 
Live from the Artists Den  "Rufus Wainwright"  In the Church of the Ascension, on Manhattan's lower Fifth Avenue, Wainwright opens with the song "Candles," which tells the story of searching for a place to light a memorial for his late mother, singer Kate McGarrigle. Resplendent in tails and gold sequined pants, Wainwright pays additional tribute to McGarrigle during the 22-song set with an emotional solo rendition of her "On My Way to Town" before closing with the rousing, disco-flavored "Bitter Tears."G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Humpty Dumpty's Big Break"  Telly is very worried about Humpty Dumpty falling off the wall, but Humpty explains that he is there to watch a football game. Just as the game is about to start, one of All the King's Horses comes limping in and says he can't play. It's Humpty's dream to play football, so he offers to replace him, but Telly is very worried that Humpty will break. D
1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Haunted Roundhouse/Big Pond Pumpkin Patch"  Dad takes the kids on a special Night Train to Troodon Town, where the Troodons have decorated their Roundhouse into a "haunted house" for a spooky party. The kids end up meeting a strange new nocturnal creature - a mammal named Vlad Volaticotherium, who was hiding in the roundhouse trying to get some sleep. The Pteranodon family learns more about the customs of their neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, when they are invited for the first time to accompany them to the Big Pond to celebrate "Gourd Day" - a kind of Mesozoic Halloween. D
1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Big Game"  Whyatt wants to play baseball better, but he keeps missing the ball. The superhero readers jump into The Big Game and join some fairytale heroes gearing up for their big soccer match against their storybook foes. With the help of Super Why and his friends, Cinderella and her team work on their game skills to prevent the Big Bad Wolf's team from huffing, puffing and blowing them right off the field!G
2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Surprise Surprise/A Howling Good Time"  Surprise Surprise - Try as they might, Nick and Sally just can't learn to do a somersault. Luckily Cat's friend Luis the Armadillo is the king of the roly polys! But when they find Luis, they learn that he only rolls when he gets surprised. They take turns trying to surprise him, and when they finally do, they're the ones surprised when they learn that not only can Luis roll, but he can even run underwater! Back at home, they follow Luis' advice and are now able to somersault! A Howling Good Time - Nick and Sally are pretending to be lost adventurers when Sally wonders what to do if you really do get lost. D
2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Termites Vs. Tongues"  When Aviva and Koki accidentally miniaturize themselves and get carried away by termites, Martin and Chris must split up to search for them. D
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 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play the wonderful standard, "When I Fall In Love," and the signature lick from the James Bond theme song. Featured guests include David Tolley, Bradley Sowash and Lori Mechem. D
4:00 pm 
Wild!  "The Great Elephant Gathering"  This film captures the stunning natural phenomenon of wild Sri Lankan elephants assembling in large numbers every year, a behavior found in very few places around the world. But with a dwindling elephant population and the encroachment of their natural habitat and food by an expanding human population, the gathering could be under threat.G
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 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
7:00 pm 
Wild!  "The Great Elephant Gathering"  This film captures the stunning natural phenomenon of wild Sri Lankan elephants assembling in large numbers every year, a behavior found in very few places around the world. But with a dwindling elephant population and the encroachment of their natural habitat and food by an expanding human population, the gathering could be under threat.G
8:00 pm 
Saving The Ocean  "Swordfish!, Part 1"  This episode tells the story of sustainable harpoon fishing of swordfish that focuses on a group of fishermen in Nova Scotia. Part 1 of 2G
8:30 pm 
New Environmentalists  "From Kenya to the Arctic Circle"  The New Environmentalists: From Kenya to the Arctic Circle is the latest installment of the Emmy award winning series featuring portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists. They are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries, while often creating partnerships with unlikely allies. The New Environmentalists share a common goal, safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for environmental justice in their communities. D
9:00 pm 
Nature's Power Revealed  "Power of Fire"  This examination of the power of volcanoes looks at their effect on life at the time of eruption, how they have shaped Earth's landscape, and the constant churning cauldron of molten rock within Earth itself that finds its way to the surface through volcanic activity.G
10:00 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
11:00 pm 
Wild!  "The Great Elephant Gathering"  This film captures the stunning natural phenomenon of wild Sri Lankan elephants assembling in large numbers every year, a behavior found in very few places around the world. But with a dwindling elephant population and the encroachment of their natural habitat and food by an expanding human population, the gathering could be under threat.G
12:00 pm 
Connect with English  "Celebrations/Breaking The News"  Kevin graduates from high school, and Rebecca, after several rejections, is accepted into the San Francisco College of Music.G
12:30 pm 
Connect with English  "Saying Goodbye/Leaving Home"  Rebecca gives her final music lesson, while her father secretly goes shopping for a car to give her. The show concludes with a review and a brief discussion about the drama.G
1:00 pm 
Social Studies In Action: A Methodology Workshop, K-5  "Workshop 8. Making Connections"  How do we connect social studies to life beyond the classroom? In this culminating session, the teachers demonstrate the major concepts they. D
2:00 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "The Collapse of Peace"  The aftermath of World War II and the origins of the Cold War. Soviet-American tensions during WWI and Yalta Conference. Truman succeeds Roosevelt as president. Failure of Potsdam and China problems. The Containment Doctrine; the Marshall Plan. Mobilization at home and creation of NATO. American society and politics after the War.G
2:30 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "Fallout"  Election of 1948. Fair Deal revised. The Korean War. The crusade against subversion: Alger Hiss, the Rosenberg Case, McCarthyism.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 
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
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  "Revenge of the Zeros"  Upset about their score of zero points in the banana sculpture contest, Danny and Annie decide to ruin Paul the Gorilla's banana festival party that is being held at The Electric Diner. The Electric Company catches on, and does everything they can to stop the pranksters and save the party and preserve Paul's sanity. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Cool It"  (topic: Liquid Volume) - Determined to destroy Motherboard in any way possible, Hacker cleverly clogs up her cooling system. Digit brings the kids into cyberspace to help fix her, but the special coolant Motherboard needs, cryoxide, is found only in Castleblanca - and the supply is closely monitored! To bring back exactly enough cryoxide for Motherboard, the kids have to figure out the exact volume of Motherboard's tank. In the process, they discover the importance of a standard unit of measure - and fill a most unusual container with the precious cryoxide. D
6:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "New York City and New Jersey: An Italian-American Picnic in NYC"  NULL
6:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "St. Louis Cooking"  Bridget uncovers the secrets to the ultimate St. Louis Pizza. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of sliced pepperoni. D
7:00 pm 
Uncorked: Wine Made Simple  "Uncorked: Sonoma"  Heading north over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge we head up the coast to Sonoma. We learn how an eccentric Hungarian immigrant helped launch fine wine production in California. We meet Merry Edwards, one of California's first women wine makers who has a passion for the finicky pinot noir grape - in fact - she's the self-appointed queen of pinot. D
7:30 pm 
8:00 pm 
This Old House  "Cambridge Project, Part 2 of 15"  The crew removes a central chimney brick-by-brick so the bricks can be re-used on another job, host Kevin O'Connor visits an "eco" resale store, and landscape contractor Roger Cook removes a sick Norway maple with the help of an arborist. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "Egypt"  Rick climbs the Giza Pyramid. In Luxor, he rambles with Ramses through the temple of Karnac and the Valley of the Kings, and bicycles into today's village Egypt.G
9:00 pm 
Travelscope  "Germany's Holiday Markets"  Travelscope celebrates the season with Joseph's explorations through Northern Germany's Christmas markets where there's more than baubles and trinkets to the joy of Christmas. D
9:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "New York City and New Jersey: An Italian-American Picnic in NYC"  NULL
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "St. Louis Cooking"  Bridget uncovers the secrets to the ultimate St. Louis Pizza. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of sliced pepperoni. D
10:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Chinese Rock Candy & Cranberries Script"  Guest Chef: John Besh. Today's master pair balances the East and the West and creates that beloved flavor combo loved in cuisines the world over-sweet and sour. Ming will be using Chinese rock candy and cranberries to make our own version of that wonderful taste sensation with his Braised Pork Shoulder with Cranberry-Corn Dumplings and fair favorite Crispy Fried Turkey Legs with Cranberry Glaze. 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 Classics  "Egypt"  Rick climbs the Giza Pyramid. In Luxor, he rambles with Ramses through the temple of Karnac and the Valley of the Kings, and bicycles into today's village Egypt.G
12:00 pm 
Doha Debates, The  "This House believes Arab governments need to take urgent measures to protect religious minorities."  A former Archbishop of Canterbury has attacked religious laws in Saudi Arabia, saying they prevented non-Muslims from worshipping and were "profoundly unjust". Lord Carey of Clifton, speaking at the latest Doha Debate, said there were other governments whose attitudes ranged from "gloomy" to "downright awful". "The worst," he added, "is Saudi Arabia where non-Muslims cannot worship. D
1:00 pm 
Intelligence Squared U.S.  "No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom Is Doing More Harm Than Good"  Natural gas, touted for its environmental, economic, and national security benefits, is often thought of as the fuel that will "bridge" our transition from oil and coal to renewables. The ability to extract natural gas from shale formations through a method called hydraulic fracturing has unleashed vast, untapped sources - by some estimates, the U.S. now sits on a 100-year supply. D
2:00 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
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 pm 
Doha Debates, The  "This House believes Arab governments need to take urgent measures to protect religious minorities."  A former Archbishop of Canterbury has attacked religious laws in Saudi Arabia, saying they prevented non-Muslims from worshipping and were "profoundly unjust". Lord Carey of Clifton, speaking at the latest Doha Debate, said there were other governments whose attitudes ranged from "gloomy" to "downright awful". "The worst," he added, "is Saudi Arabia where non-Muslims cannot worship. D
6:00 pm 
Intelligence Squared U.S.  "No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom Is Doing More Harm Than Good"  Natural gas, touted for its environmental, economic, and national security benefits, is often thought of as the fuel that will "bridge" our transition from oil and coal to renewables. The ability to extract natural gas from shale formations through a method called hydraulic fracturing has unleashed vast, untapped sources - by some estimates, the U.S. now sits on a 100-year supply. D
7:00 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
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Wall Street marks its biggest sell-off in months as poor earnings and weak outlooks weigh on investors. NBR's Erika Miller looks at the disconnect between consumers and businesses. A stern warning from Wall Street to Washington. D
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Intelligence Squared U.S.  "No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom Is Doing More Harm Than Good"  Natural gas, touted for its environmental, economic, and national security benefits, is often thought of as the fuel that will "bridge" our transition from oil and coal to renewables. The ability to extract natural gas from shale formations through a method called hydraulic fracturing has unleashed vast, untapped sources - by some estimates, the U.S. now sits on a 100-year supply. D

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