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October 2, 2012
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7:00 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
8:00 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
9:00 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
10:00 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
11:00 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
7:00 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
7:30 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
8:00 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
8:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Savory Staples"  Risotto With Vegetables; Darphin Potatoes; Skillet Sweet Potato; Green Couscous; Corn Polenta With Mushroom Ragout. D
9:00 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
9:30 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
10:00 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
10:30 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
11:00 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Oceans"  Ocean systems operate on a range of scales, from massive systems such as El Ni�o that affects weather across the globe to tiny photosynthetic organisms near the ocean surface that take in large amounts of carbon dioxide. This program looks at how ocean systems regulate themselves and thus help maintain the planet's habitability.G
11:30 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Ecosystems"  Scientists from the Smithsonian Center for Tropical Research document the astounding abundance of diversity in tropical rainforests to discover why so many species coexist that are competing for the same resources. In North America, the Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction project explores why removing just one species dramatically changed the distribution of plants and animals up and down the food web. D
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10:00 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
11:00 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
7:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "The A Team"  Abby, Elmo, and Telly are in the arbor when Big A comes in looking for members to join the A Team. The A Team helps people by solving problems using letter A words, such as "arrow" and "anchor." Abby, Elmo, and Telly join the team and proudly wear the letter A on their chests. D
8:00 pm 
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
8:30 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "That's The Way The Ball Bounces"  Sid created a new sport called Play-Doh Ball! You just jump in the air, spin around and bounce the ball. When Sid attempts to play his new game, he bounces the Play-Doh ball and it promptly splats on the ground! At school, Sid and his friends investigate and discover that if a ball doesn't have enough elasticity, it won't bounce! (Educational objective - Elasticity). D
9:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Dancing Dog/Pig's Big Moonlight Feast"  Dancing Dog - It's the day of the Word World Concert and no one is more excited than Dog - he loves music. Unfortunately, he can't play an instrument. With the help of his good friend Bear, Dog discovers that anyone can make music! Pig's Big Moonlight Feast - When Pig is too sick to cook the Moonlight Feast, his friends step in, but they find that if you don't follow the recipe you may end up "in the soup. D
9:30 pm 
Caillou  "All Kinds of Weather"  Rain, sleet, sun, and snow: Caillou is amazed by all the ways that weather changes. He's nearly in a state during a thunderstorm until Dad explains what thunder is (and how to tell it's going away). Caillou also makes the best of a rainy day by splashing in puddles. D
10:00 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
10:30 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
11:00 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
11:30 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

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