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October 2, 2012
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1:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Dream Big and That's What A Mommy Is"  Dream Big: As he watches birds fly overhead, Riff begins to daydream of flying. He decides to build his very own rocket ship and fly to Mars. The flight is not exactly a success, but Barney encourages him to never give up on his dream. D
1:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Wild Weather"  It's a rainy day on the Island of Sodor. Big puddles are everywhere. Thomas decides to have a game of splashing puddles with Rosie. D
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Up, Up and Away/Skunked"  George learns that it takes a tether, a basket and hot air for a balloon to successfully lift-off.G
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Here's Martha!/Dog Fight"  Here's Martha! - Martha hosts a TV show where she helps people understand their animals better by explaining what they're saying. Dog Fight - Martha and Skits don't want to share their newest, coolest dog toy.G
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  "The Pretty Princess and Mr. Big Power Hour/Clean Up in Aisle Eleven"  The Pretty Princess and Mr. Big Power Hour - WordGirl's wildest dream has come true: she's part of an episode of Pretty Princess. It seems like the perfect situation until we realize the villainous Mr. Big is behind this scheme. WordGirl must escape the grips of Mr. Big's remote control in order to save the city. D
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Koala Balloon"  Martin and Chris must protect a young koala stranded in the Australian Outback, and help him get back to his Eucalyptus forest habitat. On their quest to return the adorable animal home, the brothers discover lots of interesting facts about how animals are specialized to their own environment, and with some tips from an intrepid desert dweller called the thorny devil, they must survive the desert crossing and bring the koala home. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "On The Line"  When Digit heads off alone to dispose of the powerful Network Interface Card (NIC), calamity strikes. A sinister cyvulture steals the NIC right out from under Digit's beak and gives it to Hacker! At a secret location on the Northern Frontier, Hacker uses the NIC to power up his dastardly Transformatron and transforms himself so he can slip into Control Central and replace Motherboard. To find the Transformatron and reverse its power, the CyberSquad must discover how an object can be pinpointed using two straight lines - before Hacker takes over Cyberspace forever!. D
5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "The Dogvinci Code"  Ruff's Uncle MacRuffmantosh is back, and there's no time to waste - a new mystery must be solved and the FETCHers are on the case!. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Retail and auto sales hold steady, but that's not adding much clarity for the holiday shopping season to come. NBR's Erika Miller and Ruben Ramirez break down the numbers. Four years after the credit crunch JPMorgan gets hit with a fraud lawsuit over behavior in its Bear Stearns unit. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Joanna Lumley's Nile   Joanna follows the Nile into the deserts of northern Sudan where she meets a survivor of a crocodile attack before going in search of the legendary beast herself. In Karima, she learns about the treasures of Nubia, a legendary ancient kingdom ruled by the little-known black pharaohs. She meets a family of nomads on her way to Khartoum. Part 2 of 4G
8:00 pm 
History Detectives   A Missouri woman, while writing a book about her late brother who was killed in Vietnam, became friends with one of her brother's battalion-mates. The man said he had a diary found on the chest of a dead North Vietnamese after a battle and would like it retuned to the soldier's family. The woman contacted HISTORY DETECTIVES and Wes Cowan with a research team worked for months on the puzzle. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta also became involved.G
9:00 pm 
Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide   Diane Lane and Nicholas Kristof are in Somaliland, where one in 12 women dies in childbirth. They meet with the founder of the country's first maternal health facility and visit villages where hospital-trained midwives work. America Ferrera and Kristof visit India's Kaighat red-light district where a woman and her shelter program working to break the tradition of forced prostitution passed from mother to daughter. Olivia Wilde joins Kristof in Kenya to see how women entrepreneurs are changing their lives and their communities through micro-financing. Part 2 of 2G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Shiny and Snakes/Tiny Loves Flowers"  Shiny gets over her fear of snakes when Tiny challenges the Nature Trackers to meet the ultimate snake: the Sanajeh, a huge Cretaceous snake from what is now India. Dad takes the kids on the Dinosaur Train to find Sana Sanajeh, who may be huge, but turns out to be quite friendly. Once Shiny and Sana become friends, Shiny returns home with the knowledge that snakes aren't scary - they're just another part of nature! Tiny is horrified when her favorite buttercups all wilt, so Mom takes her and the family to the Big Pond, where she remembers seeing a whole lot of buttercups in bloom. D
1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Story of Mother Goose"  Red is writing a new song but gets stuck because she simply can't think of the right word! To help her out, Super Why and his friends meet rhyming royalty - Mother Goose - just as she's starting to pen her legendary poems. Does Mother Goose pick her words at random, or is there a rhyme and reason to the way she composes her stories? Educational Objectives: To learn about word families. Kids will sing the alphabet and identify the letters G and O, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. D
2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Stripy Safari/Wool"  Stripy Safari - Nick and Sally set off on a safari with The Cat in the Hat to find all kinds of stripes. Along the way, Sally and Nick discover that stripes mean different things to different animals - the stripes of Jake the coral snake tells other animals to stay away, and Zelda and Zoran's zebra stripes help them to identify each other. And best of all, Cat discovers that his stripes are just right for him! Wool - Nick wants to learn how to knit a scarf like Sally, but they've run out of wool! A visit to Finola's Farm is the perfect place to get more. D
2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Kickin' It with the Roos"  When Chris and Martin meet up with a mob of Red kangaroos, they get their car keys stolen by a joey and have to figure out how to get them back from the tricky little guy. As they jump into the life of the roos to search for the missing keys, the brothers realize that animals live in different kinds of social groups and they have important behaviors that keep the group together and safe. But everybody wonders just how safe this search has become, when Chris and Martin get tangled up in a kickboxing match with the dominant male and caught in the middle of a dingo attack. D
3:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Sea Turtle Reef"  Create this beautiful reef using Wyland's technique, drawing, and painting in the same motion.G
3:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play Hoagy Carmichael's "The Nearness of You" and the signature intro from Bruce Hornsby's "That's Just The Way It Is." Featured guests are Bradley Sowash, David Tolley and Dave Powers. D
4:00 pm 
Into Deepest Space: The Birth of the Alma Observatory   Into Deepest Space traces the engineering, construction, and scientific discoveries of the most powerful observatory on Earth - the ALMA telescope in the Chilean Andes. Viewers are taken on a journey both across the globe and throughout our universe to discover how this mammoth radio telescope works and how its observations are revolutionizing astronomy. Through breathtaking footage - including cinematic 3-D animation, dramatic aerials of the ALMA site, and live coverage of the it's first large scale observation - the film reveals the incredible lengths to which humans will go to quench our thirst for knowledge. D
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
NOVA  "Making Stuff Cleaner"  David Pogue explores the science and business of clean energy, examining alternative ways to generate it, store it and distribute it. One scientist uses chicken feathers to create a cheap way to make hydrogen cars safer. Pogue looks at the dependency on a rare resource in South America to make lithium batteries and how scientists might devise a way for batteries to run on molten salts, abundant in the U.S. Part 3 of 4G
7:00 pm 
Into Deepest Space: The Birth of the Alma Observatory   Into Deepest Space traces the engineering, construction, and scientific discoveries of the most powerful observatory on Earth - the ALMA telescope in the Chilean Andes. Viewers are taken on a journey both across the globe and throughout our universe to discover how this mammoth radio telescope works and how its observations are revolutionizing astronomy. Through breathtaking footage - including cinematic 3-D animation, dramatic aerials of the ALMA site, and live coverage of the it's first large scale observation - the film reveals the incredible lengths to which humans will go to quench our thirst for knowledge. D
8:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Coming to America"  Who were the first Americans, and when did they arrive? Did they get here by land or sea? Did a single group populate the continent, or did many? Experts used to agree that the first Americans walked across the Bering land bridge from Asia about 12,000 years ago, then found their way south, eventually colonizing all of North and South America. But exciting recent finds at sites on both continents have triggered new theories. Alan Alda tries to find out who's saying what, and why. D
9:00 pm 
Arts & The Mind  "Creativity"  This episode features stories and the latest scientific research from experts around the country illuminating how the arts are critical in developing healthy young minds and maintaining them as we age. Showcases innovative arts education programs OrchKids in Baltimore and GetLit in Los Angeles. D
10:00 pm 
NOVA  "Making Stuff Cleaner"  David Pogue explores the science and business of clean energy, examining alternative ways to generate it, store it and distribute it. One scientist uses chicken feathers to create a cheap way to make hydrogen cars safer. Pogue looks at the dependency on a rare resource in South America to make lithium batteries and how scientists might devise a way for batteries to run on molten salts, abundant in the U.S. Part 3 of 4G
11:00 pm 
Into Deepest Space: The Birth of the Alma Observatory   Into Deepest Space traces the engineering, construction, and scientific discoveries of the most powerful observatory on Earth - the ALMA telescope in the Chilean Andes. Viewers are taken on a journey both across the globe and throughout our universe to discover how this mammoth radio telescope works and how its observations are revolutionizing astronomy. Through breathtaking footage - including cinematic 3-D animation, dramatic aerials of the ALMA site, and live coverage of the it's first large scale observation - the film reveals the incredible lengths to which humans will go to quench our thirst for knowledge. D
1:00 pm 
Looking at Learning....Again Part 2  "Learning to Share Perspectives"  With Dr. Carne Barnett. Often teachers complain that they do not have ample opportunity to talk with colleagues about their students. D
2:00 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Introduction"  This preview introduces revolutionary ideas and heroes from Copernicusto Newton, and links thenphysics of the heavens and the earth. D
2:30 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Law of Falling Bodies"  Galileo's imaginative experiments proved that all bodies fall with the same constant acceleration. D
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 
SciGirls  "Horsing Around"  SciGirl Zoe and her friends pony up some science to select the best horse for a riding competition. D
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "What's Your Money Personality?"  How do you act with money? Are you a "Money Star," "Oblivious," or "Penny Wise Pound Foolish"? This episode looks at the range of emotional reactions and connections people have with money. So what personality are you? Find out in this episode. 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  "On The Line"  When Digit heads off alone to dispose of the powerful Network Interface Card (NIC), calamity strikes. A sinister cyvulture steals the NIC right out from under Digit's beak and gives it to Hacker! At a secret location on the Northern Frontier, Hacker uses the NIC to power up his dastardly Transformatron and transforms himself so he can slip into Control Central and replace Motherboard. To find the Transformatron and reverse its power, the CyberSquad must discover how an object can be pinpointed using two straight lines - before Hacker takes over Cyberspace forever!. D
6:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Savory Staples"  Risotto With Vegetables; Darphin Potatoes; Skillet Sweet Potato; Green Couscous; Corn Polenta With Mushroom Ragout. D
6:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Simply Chicken"  Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create a French classic, Chicken Fricassee, with test cook Becky Hays. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals the best cutting boards in the Equipment Corner, and science expert Guy Crosby uncovers the science behind emulsification and the human sense of taste. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the Best Simple Roast Chicken. D
7:00 pm 
Winemakers  "Harvest Challenge"  In the first episode, 12 people from all walks of life arrive on the gorgeous Central Coast of California just as the grape harvest kicks into high gear. It's initiation by fire as the contestants work around the clock for 48 hours picking grapes, cleaning tanks and making wine. In the end we separate the mere wine lover from the budding wine maker and find out who has the drive and dedication to become a winemaker. D
7:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Carlingford and the North East"  NULL
8:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Case of the Corner Cupboard"  Long splined miters anyone? That's how you join the coffin-like case of this 18th-century corner cupboard. See how to make the special jigs to hand plane this crucial joint with precision and dignity. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Andalucia, Gibraltar and Tangier"  Exploring the quintessence of Spanish culture in Andalucia, Rick rolls down from whitewashed hill towns to the coast and takes in the windsurfing at Tarifa. He catches a bit of Britain on the Rock of Gibraltar and then sails to Africa for a Moroccan finale in Tangier.G
9:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Great Hotels of the World - Part 2"  Burt has been living in hotels for over 30 years -- and often in the greatest hotels in the world. Each of these famous hotels bases its success on different elements and yet there is a common approach to attending to the needs of each guest. In this program Burt shows you some of his favorite hotels in Switzerland and Germany and explains why he considers them best of class. D
9:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Savory Staples"  Risotto With Vegetables; Darphin Potatoes; Skillet Sweet Potato; Green Couscous; Corn Polenta With Mushroom Ragout. D
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Simply Chicken"  Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create a French classic, Chicken Fricassee, with test cook Becky Hays. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals the best cutting boards in the Equipment Corner, and science expert Guy Crosby uncovers the science behind emulsification and the human sense of taste. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the Best Simple Roast Chicken. D
10:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "Taking The High Grounds: The Story of Coffee"  Discovered in Ethiopia, today coffee is the second most valuable legal export on earth.G
11:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Spain On My Mind"  Joanne shares with us her emotional connection to Spain. She begins by preparing Salmorejo, a cold tomato and bread soup she first discovered in Southern Spain, and then works with her student Joan to overcome his fear of cooking lamb by preparing a hearty lamb, white bean, and chorizo stew with a spicy infused olive oil drizzled over the top. Recipes: Salmorejo and Spanish Lamb Stew. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Andalucia, Gibraltar and Tangier"  Exploring the quintessence of Spanish culture in Andalucia, Rick rolls down from whitewashed hill towns to the coast and takes in the windsurfing at Tarifa. He catches a bit of Britain on the Rock of Gibraltar and then sails to Africa for a Moroccan finale in Tangier.G
1:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Salmon River Lodges and Legacies"  This special travels the Salmon River, stopping each night at a historic lodge to meet the people, who continue in the footsteps of hearty pioneers in the wild heart of Idaho. Each stop reveals a rich history. Rafters, guides, boat operators and residents all reveal how they are drawn to the river repeatedly - or permanently.G
2:00 pm 
Nature  "The Animal House"  From termites' towering metropolises to prairie dogs' underground cities complete with heating, cooling and intersecting highways, NATURE goes above ground and underground on this tour of the homelife of wildlife. Guided by instinct, animal architects have developed some of the most innovative and practical dwellings in the world.G
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 pm 
Testing Milton Friedman  "Equality of Opportunity"  The panelists explore Friedman's ideas and the possible implications of equality of opportunity and equality of outcome. The panelists include Walter Williams, Matthew Yglesias, Shikha Dalmia, and John Bouman.G
6:00 pm 
Aspen Institute Presents  "America 2012: A Country Divided"  The Aspen Ideas Festival played host to the leading political thinkers and newsmakers. Disparate views shared the stage for civil conversation on health care policy, voter fraud, and political media coverage. Valerie Jarrett, Jane Harman, Vin Weber, Mitch Daniels, journalists from The Atlantic magazine, CNN, National Journal, and more bring an in-depth analysis to America's divided political environment. D
7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Salmon River Lodges and Legacies"  This special travels the Salmon River, stopping each night at a historic lodge to meet the people, who continue in the footsteps of hearty pioneers in the wild heart of Idaho. Each stop reveals a rich history. Rafters, guides, boat operators and residents all reveal how they are drawn to the river repeatedly - or permanently.G
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Aspen Institute Presents  "America 2012: A Country Divided"  The Aspen Ideas Festival played host to the leading political thinkers and newsmakers. Disparate views shared the stage for civil conversation on health care policy, voter fraud, and political media coverage. Valerie Jarrett, Jane Harman, Vin Weber, Mitch Daniels, journalists from The Atlantic magazine, CNN, National Journal, and more bring an in-depth analysis to America's divided political environment. D

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