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October 21, 2012
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9:00 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
10:00 pm 
Voces On PBS  "Tales of Masked Men"  Explore "lucha libre" and its role in Latino communities in the United States and Mexico. Part circus and part athletic contest, the sport, famous for its masked wrestlers, provides a sense of "home" for new immigrants in the United States. It also continues to expand and build on its unique cultural tradition in countries where it enjoys enduring popularity. D
11:00 pm 
History Detectives   Wes Cowan delves into the history of John Brown's raid on the federal armory in Harpers Ferry, an event precipitated by the raging emotions that preceded the Civil War. Cowan seeks to learn if a particular spear, or pike, may have been used by the group led by abolitionist Brown. Then Eduardo Pag�n wonders why U.S. troops were in Siberia during World War I, and Elyse Luray sizes up a Ronald McDonald costume.G
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Shake and Bake Reinvented"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Nut-Crusted Chicken Cutlets. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews food processors in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the ultimate Crisp Pan-Fried Pork Chops at home. D
9:30 pm 
Great American Seafood Cook-Off   Fires blazed and seafood sizzled as New Orleans hosted the fifth annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off in August 2008. During the two-day competition, 15 chefs from 14 different states prepared their best dishes using the seafood indigenous to their state. Famed New Orleans chef John Besh, the winner of the 2004 competition and the 2006 James Beard Foundation's Best Chef of the Southeast, hosted the event. D
10:00 pm 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "Blueberry Harvest"  Blueberries are known as a superfood, loaded with antioxidants. The Pences prepare some treats that are too delectable to pass up! Fresh Blueberries with Caramel Ganache; Crispy Topped Blueberry Muffins. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "France's Alsace"  After village-hopping and wine-shopping along the Alsatian wine road, we savor the world-class cuisine and art of Colmar and visit the birthplace of Champagne.G
11:00 pm 
Theater Talk  "Happy Birthday, Ethel Merman"  We discuss the career of Broadway's all-time greatest star Ethel Merman with Tony Cointreau and James Russo. The close personal friends of the late diva, now archivists of her estate, share stories and keepsakes of the incomparable star. D
11:30 pm 
Closer to Truth  "Does A Fine-Tuned Universe Lead to God?"  We human beings sit roughly midway between atoms and galaxies, and both must be so perfectly structured for us to exist. It's called "fine tuning" and it's all so breathtakingly precise that it cries out for explanation. To some, fine-tuning leads to God. D
9:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "Skydance"  The Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center: for more than 120 years, Mohawk ironworkers have raised America's modern cityscapes. They are called 'sky walkers' because they walk fearlessly atop steel beams just a foot wide, high above the city. Who are these Mohawk sky walkers? What is their secret for overcoming fear? Has 'sky walking' replaced an ancient rite of passage? Or is it the pure need to adapt in order to survive? And what is their life really like, when every Friday at quitting time, they jump in their cars and make the eight-hour drive up north to their families on the reservation? SKYDANCER is a feature length documentary that takes a provocative look at Indian life in the 21st Century: from the fragile hierarchy on top of the breath-taking steel structures in New York City to life 'on the Rez' where problems like unemployment and crime make it hard to see the pristine beauty of the surrounding lands. D
10:30 pm 
11:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Street Ballad: A Jakarta Story"  Titi Juwariyah, 27, is a street singer in Jakarta. She leads a conflicted life, from her migration from the country to the city, to her heartfelt quest for identity and acceptance in her adopted home. She dreams of a music career, but is overwhelmed by the pressures of supporting her family. D
9:00 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
9:30 pm 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Welcome to the Doghouse/Promises, Promises"  In this flashback episode we see some of the challenges the Howards faced when they arrived on Birdwell Island with a very big, red dog! Where will Clifford live? How will they feed him? What will they use as his water dish? The folks of Birdwell Island work together to help the new arrivals solve their dilemmas, forging strong new friendships in the process. Jetta and Emily Elizabeth make plans to spend Saturday at the beach together, but Jetta breaks the play date when a better offer from an older girl comes along. However, when the older girl calls and cancels on Jetta, Jetta finally understands how Emily Elizabeth must have felt. D
10:00 pm 
Arthur  "Night of the Tibble/Read and Flumberghast"  Night of the Tibble - The Tibble Twins are having their first sleepover! The lucky victim.err, guest: James. Will the Tibbles lock him in the dark basement? Strap him to the terrifying Flatter Fling? Serve him cupcakes and cookies for dinner?!? Read and Flumberghast - A cupcake's been stolen! The primary suspect: Tommy Tibble. D
10:30 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
11:00 pm 
Curious George  "Free Hundley/Bag Monkey"  George, Gnocchi and Charkie join forces to try and rescue Hundley from the local pet shelter.G
11:30 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

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