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October 22, 2012
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11:00 pm 
Fake Or Fortune?  "The Genuine Article"  The show's art sleuths try to determine whether a painting hanging in a prestigious London museum is the real deal or a Han Van Meegeren forgery.G
12:00 am 
NOVA  "Forensics on Trial"  NOVA investigates the shaky state of crime science and looks for cutting-edge solutions. Today's forensics are in a state of crisis with few established scientific standards, no central oversight and poor regulation of examiners. Innocent men and women have been convicted on faulty forensic evidence. Of the more than 250 inmates exonerated by DNA testing in the last 10 years, more than half of the wrongful convictions stemmed from poorly executed forensics.G
1:00 am 
NOVA scienceNOW  "Can Science Stop Crime?"  Pogue gives the third degree to scientists pushing the limits of technology -- not only to solve horrific murders -- but also to try to prevent crimes before they even happen. He learns the latest techniques, from unraveling the clues embedded in a decomposing corpse, to detecting lies by peering directly into a suspect's brain, to tracking the creation of a criminal mind. And we meet a genius crime-stopper who's made some terrifying discoveries, including how easy it is for a bad guy to highjack -- not just your laptop -- but your kids' toys, medical devices and even your car. D
2:00 am 
Biz Kid$  "The Biz Kids Challenge"  The Biz Kids learn the world of marketing through the "Project Lemonade Challenge." Two teams, two identical lemonade stands. It's up to the kids to decide the price and promotion strategy to sell the most product. D
2:30 am 
Biz Kid$  "How to Be A Smart Consumer"  Get the most for your money. Join the Biz Kids and you'll explore smart shopping strategies. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and traps set by savvy marketers and high-pressure salesmen. D
3:00 am 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Electric Field"  Faraday's vision of lines of constant force in space laid the foundation for the modern force field theory. D
3:30 am 
Economics U$A  "Federal Reserve"  The rising power of the Federal Reserve Board and the pros and cons of increasing reliance on monetary policy are examined. D
4:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
4:30 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Por Fin.... (Finally....)"  This episode covers how to read city maps and give directions and briefly describes the geography of Puerto Rico.G
5:00 am 
Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique  "Help Flatten Abs"  NULL
5:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Clifford's Hiccups/It's My Party"  Clifford gets a bad case of the hiccups and that's a real problem with a dog the size of Clifford! His dog friends work together to come up with various remedies for Clifford. They are not successful and the hiccups eventually go away on their own. But Clifford expresses to his friends how good it feels to know they care so much about him. D
6:00 am 
Arthur  "Grandpa Dave's Memory Album/Buster's Carpool Catastrophe"  Grandpa Dave's Memory Album - Grandpa Dave is moving closer to the family and the kids are thrilled. But something isn't quite right; he's forgetting all sorts of things. Joan Rivers, reprising her role as Francine's grandmother, is on hand to help the kids understand that Grandpa Dave loves them just as much as he always has, even if he has trouble with his memory. D
6:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Que Pasa, Martha/TD Is Talking Dog"  Que Pasa, Martha - Senor Craig expects everyone to present an oral report in Spanish, and Alice is a nervous wreck! With the help of Martha and some Mexican alphabet soup, she aces her presentation, but did she actually deserve her grade? Vocabulary: (E) recite(d), memoriz(ed)(ation), bilingual, pronouc(e) (iation), articulate (I) speech, oral, aloud, voice, remember. TD Is Talking Dog - Inspired by an old Tarzan-style movie, TD decides to learn animal languages and become an animal linguist. Under Martha's tutelage, he begins his lessons. D
7:00 am 
Curious George  "Monkey Stagehand/Magic Garden"  Bill needs some help behind the scenes of the town talent show and George happily volunteers.G
7:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Sniff and Seek/Aye Aye!"  Sniff and Seek - Nick's most favourite smell is chocolate chip cookies! But what is Sally's? She's not sure. What better way to find out than by playing sniff and seek with a skunk! Cat introduces Nick and Sally to Whiffy, and in the adventure of finding Sally's favourite smell they discover how good Whiffy is at protecting himself with his very own special smell. Aye Aye! - Nick and Sally are making Halloween masks, but they want to make them really scary. D
8:00 am 
Super Why!  "Galileo's Space Adventure"  Princess glimpses a flash of light while the friends are learning about space. What could it be? The super readers blast off into the tale Galileo's Space Adventure and investigate the solar system with a young astronaut seeking to rescue his beloved teddy bear named Houston. Will the super readers be able to assist, or will Houston have a problem? Educational Objectives: To learn about our solar system. D
8:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Elmer Elasmosaurus/Dinosaur Block Party"  Elmer Elasmosaurus - The Pteranodon family travels on the Dinosaur Train with the Aquacar to an underwater train station to transport Elmer Elasmosaurus back to his home in the ocean. At first Buddy is not enthusiastic about travelling underwater, but quickly becomes a convert when he sees the spectacular sights under the sea. Dinosaur Block Party - The Pteranodon family hosts a block party to introduce their new neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, to all the other neighborhood creatures. D
9:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Baby Bear's Baby Doll"  Baby Bear and Curly Bear are happily playing with dolls. Telly comes along and wants to show Baby Bear his new bulldozer, and Baby Bear quickly hides his doll behind his back and says that it is Curly's. They start to play with the bulldozer, but then Baby Bear suggests they need a driver and he offers his doll. D
10:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel Shares His Tigertastic Car/Katerina Shares Her Tutu"  Daniel Shares his Tigertastic Car - Daniel and his friends are playing together in the park. Daniel has a new toy car and struggles to share it with the others. But in the end, Daniel learns that sharing is easy when he knows he will get his special toy back. D
10:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Halloween Spooky Science Special"  It's Halloween time and Sid and his friends have dressed up in the spookiest and scariest costumes possible. Sid is a bat with big fangs. May is a spooky black cat. D
11:00 am 
WordWorld  "A Kooky Spooky Halloween/Sheep's Halloween Costume"  A Kooky Spooky Halloween - The WordFriends get their share of scares the night before Halloween, when Pig sleepwalks and everyone thinks he's a ghost! Sheep's Halloween Costume - It's Halloween - Sheep's favorite day of the year. Sheep likes nothing more than to dress up, so she always goes out of her way to make herself a special costume. But what will she do when her WordFriends need pieces of her costume for their own costumes?. D
11:30 am 
Caillou  "Caillou Loves The Fall"  Caillou Goes Shopping - Caillou's crayons are all worn down or broken, so Mommy suggests a trip to the store for some new ones. Caillou helps Mommy remember what she needs to buy - he remembers the list of items by making a little song out of them. When they're done they run into Sarah, and Caillou helps her find all her back to school supplies. D
12:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Reluctant Dragon, A Fairy Tale Adventure"  Barney teaches that you can't tell from the outside what someone might be like on the inside. He does this by telling a story about a dragon that wasn't at all what others thought she was. The villagers were afraid of her, but it turns out, she wasn't scary at all. D
12:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Exciting Friends"  Gordon and Ferdinand - Sir Topham Hatt welcomes Ferdinand to his railroad by letting him share Gordon's special. They will be taking the Lion of Sodor to the Summer House and Ferdinand will be Gordon's back engine, which Gordon isn't happy about. They pass workmen who cheer for Ferdinand (not for Gordon or the Lion of Sodor!). D
1:00 pm 
Curious George  "Monkey Stagehand/Magic Garden"  Bill needs some help behind the scenes of the town talent show and George happily volunteers.G
1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Que Pasa, Martha/TD Is Talking Dog"  Que Pasa, Martha - Senor Craig expects everyone to present an oral report in Spanish, and Alice is a nervous wreck! With the help of Martha and some Mexican alphabet soup, she aces her presentation, but did she actually deserve her grade? Vocabulary: (E) recite(d), memoriz(ed)(ation), bilingual, pronouc(e) (iation), articulate (I) speech, oral, aloud, voice, remember. TD Is Talking Dog - Inspired by an old Tarzan-style movie, TD decides to learn animal languages and become an animal linguist. Under Martha's tutelage, he begins his lessons. D
2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Tip It Or Dip It"  Marcus and Manny are this week's contestants on a game show called "Tip It or Dip It." Show host Rob Robson, played by comedian Sherrod Small, introduces this week's surprise guest host and it's Francine! Will Manny's cheating prevent Marcus from winning?. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "The Birthday Girl's Monstrous Gift/Hal The Haggler"  THE BIRTHDAY GIRL'S MONSTROUS GIFT - After being captured by WordGirl and locked safely in a jar on the hottest day of the year, The Energy Monster convinces Eileen to free and feed him so that he is able to continue terrorizing the city and ruin the Summer Winter Carnival. WordGirl must recapture The Energy Monster but will she be able to do so when an angry Eileen turns into The Birthday Girl after her new pet is taken from her? Vocabulary Words: Guzzle, Monstrous. HAL THE HAGGLER - While doing chores to save money for a new unicorn figurine, WordGirl must stop Granny May from stealing Cleopatra's Bed out of the museum. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Seasquatch"  The Kratt brothers' sub loses power while they are exploring the strange landscape of the ocean depths and they are trapped on the ocean floor of the deep sea. Aviva must figure out how to harness the energy from the deep sea's hydrothermal vents in order to save the brothers and return them to the surface. The Wild Kratts team learns all about the amazing process of chemosynthesis and how deep sea creatures transform toxic chemicals into energy. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Past Perfect Prediction"  Convinced that the last piece he needs to activate his powerful new machine is hidden in Slider's garage, Hacker threatens to evict the teen unless he pays up on an old debt. Enter the kids and Digit. As a way to raise the money, they convince Slider to open the garage for business - just like his dad did. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Feeling Sheepish Ruff?"  Ruff sends two FETCHers to learn to herd sheep, and two more to Utah where they learn about bighorn sheep and their habitat. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Grandpa Dave's Memory Album/Buster's Carpool Catastrophe"  Grandpa Dave's Memory Album - Grandpa Dave is moving closer to the family and the kids are thrilled. But something isn't quite right; he's forgetting all sorts of things. Joan Rivers, reprising her role as Francine's grandmother, is on hand to help the kids understand that Grandpa Dave loves them just as much as he always has, even if he has trouble with his memory. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Tip It Or Dip It"  Marcus and Manny are this week's contestants on a game show called "Tip It or Dip It." Show host Rob Robson, played by comedian Sherrod Small, introduces this week's surprise guest host and it's Francine! Will Manny's cheating prevent Marcus from winning?. D
5:30 pm 
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS Newshour Debates: A Special Report  "2012 - Presidential Debate"  Bob Shieffer, chief Washington correspondent, CBS News, and moderator, "Face the Nation," moderates the debate at Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida. The debate focuses on foreign policy and is divided into six segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced before the debate.G
8:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Milwaukee, WI - Part 3"  Experts discover a valuable Persian rug the owner used to cover furniture in the rain and a stained glass figurine of horse racing legend Dan Patch. Two milestone game baseballs autographed by Milwaukee Braves legend Warren Spahn are valued up to $14,000. Part 3 of 3G
9:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Spanish Islands"  Alex Riley explores the Balearics and the Canary Islands.G
10:00 pm 
My Vietnam Your Iraq   The film tells stories from eight Vietnam War veterans who have children that have served in Iraq, including an Idaho man whose son was killed in action while serving in Iraq. The program showcases the pride, fear and myriad of emotions and challenges that parents and their children face during deployment.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
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
12:00 am 
Antiques Roadshow  "Milwaukee, WI - Part 2"  Appraisers critique a 1772 needlework sampler and an 1890 Japanese bronze sculpture. A ruby and diamond bracelet, purchased by the owner's great-grandmother - a German countess - from Austria's Empress Eugenie in the 1890s, is valued up to $35,000. Part 2 of 3G
1:00 am 
Autism: Coming of Age   In the next 10 to 15 years, an estimated 800,000 children with autism will age out of the school system and transition into adulthood. Then, they will look to ill-prepared state and federal governments for the support services and resources to meet their many needs - a situation autism experts refer to as the "coming tsunami." The one-hour documentary AUTISM: COMING OF AGE provides an inside look at the lives of three adults with autism and includes interviews with their families and support teams. D
2:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Climbing Idaho"  Today's rock-climbing enthusiasts support climbing gyms, clubs and advocacy groups - no longer the exclusive band of wanderers of just a few decades ago. The heights they achieve throughout the state require skills, levels of expertise, techniques and climbing methods as varied as the state's terrain. Cameras follow as they seek to conquer nature's rock walls.G
2:30 am 
MotorWeek  "Acura Rdx"  Road Test: 2013 Acura RDX. Road Test: 2013 RAM 1500. Goss' Garage: Engine Plug Problem. D
3:00 am 
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
4:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "A Trip To The Enchanted Garden/A Trip To The Crayon Factory"  A Trip to the Enchanted Garden - The Tiger family is making strawberry pancakes for breakfast this morning, but when Mom looks more closely in the kitchen, she realizes there are no more strawberries left. They all head to the Enchanted Garden, where Mom Tiger shows Daniel the strawberry patch. Daniel is very curious, and learns that if he looks closely, he may be able to answer his own questions about how strawberries grow and learn something new. D
4:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Que Pasa, Martha/TD Is Talking Dog"  Que Pasa, Martha - Senor Craig expects everyone to present an oral report in Spanish, and Alice is a nervous wreck! With the help of Martha and some Mexican alphabet soup, she aces her presentation, but did she actually deserve her grade? Vocabulary: (E) recite(d), memoriz(ed)(ation), bilingual, pronouc(e) (iation), articulate (I) speech, oral, aloud, voice, remember. TD Is Talking Dog - Inspired by an old Tarzan-style movie, TD decides to learn animal languages and become an animal linguist. Under Martha's tutelage, he begins his lessons. D
5:00 am 
NOVA  "Forensics on Trial"  NOVA investigates the shaky state of crime science and looks for cutting-edge solutions. Today's forensics are in a state of crisis with few established scientific standards, no central oversight and poor regulation of examiners. Innocent men and women have been convicted on faulty forensic evidence. Of the more than 250 inmates exonerated by DNA testing in the last 10 years, more than half of the wrongful convictions stemmed from poorly executed forensics.G
6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Florence: City of Art"  In the birthplace of the Renaissance, Rick provides tips for touring the Uffizi art gallery. He visits a fragrant 400-year-old perfumery, sips Campari on a rooftop and sleeps in a converted monastery.G
6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Genoa and the Italian Riviera"  From the port town of Genoa, Rudy tours palaces and dines on world-class pesto before heading south to Portofino.G
7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Cruising on the Mother Road"  Clad in appropriate leather gear and helmets, host David Yetman and ecologist Yar Petryszyn cruise through the second half of the deserts along Route 66, this time on Harley Davidson motorcycles. This phase of the journey begins in the Petrified Forest near the border of Arizona and New Mexico and traces the "mother road" through the pines of Flagstaff to the Joshua trees of the Mojave Desert. The travelers stop in Winslow, Arizona at the La Posada Inn which has been open since the 1930s. D
7:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Warm Crawfish and Artichoke Salad, Ragout of Crawfish over Fresh Pasta, and Crawfish Pies. D
8:00 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "St. Louis: Macaroni & Cheese: An American Favorite, Inspired by Italy"  Lidia travels to St. Louis and visits Volpi Foods, where she chats with owner Armando Passetti about their variety of cured Italian meats. Later, Lidia shows viewers the rich history of St. D
8:30 am 
GardenSMART   Think your yard is too rock-strewn for a good garden? GardenSMART visits a garden that really is rocky and the garden is fantastic. If they can do it, you can too. Be sure to tune in. D
9:00 am 
The Jazzy Vegetarian  "Just Desserts"  Host Laura Theodore prepares scrumptious sweet desserts featuring "Double-Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache Icing," the perfect indulgence to please any chocolate fan. Then "Luscious Little Carrot Cupcakes" are a 'two-in-one' baked treat that serve as a flavorsome breakfast muffin too. "Almondy Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins and Chocolate Chips" are a delightfully crisp and satisfying cookie confection. D
9:30 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Thrill of the Grill"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best South Carolina Pulled Pork. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for portable charcoal grills. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of ice cream bars. D
10:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Bonnie Raitt/Mavis Staples"  The two women showcase classic R&B, blues and pop. Raitt presents songs from her latest album Slipstream, while Staples performs songs from You Are Not Alone and Staple Singers classics.G
11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Baby Bear's Baby Doll"  Baby Bear and Curly Bear are happily playing with dolls. Telly comes along and wants to show Baby Bear his new bulldozer, and Baby Bear quickly hides his doll behind his back and says that it is Curly's. They start to play with the bulldozer, but then Baby Bear suggests they need a driver and he offers his doll. D
12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Elmer Elasmosaurus/Dinosaur Block Party"  Elmer Elasmosaurus - The Pteranodon family travels on the Dinosaur Train with the Aquacar to an underwater train station to transport Elmer Elasmosaurus back to his home in the ocean. At first Buddy is not enthusiastic about travelling underwater, but quickly becomes a convert when he sees the spectacular sights under the sea. Dinosaur Block Party - The Pteranodon family hosts a block party to introduce their new neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, to all the other neighborhood creatures. D
12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Monty's Adventures In Music Town"  And a 1, and a 2 and a 1, 2, 3! The kids are playing in the school band, but Red doesn't know what instrument to play! The super readers soar into the book Monty's Adventures in Music Town and meet a loveable monster named Monty who has the very same problem. Will the super readers be able to help Monty pick an instrument before the big show, or will their efforts fall flat? Educational Objectives: To learn some basic music concepts. Young viewers will catch the alphabet, rhyme with OW words, find out what the word "woodwind" means, and use the power to read to change the story. D
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Sniff and Seek/Aye Aye!"  Sniff and Seek - Nick's most favourite smell is chocolate chip cookies! But what is Sally's? She's not sure. What better way to find out than by playing sniff and seek with a skunk! Cat introduces Nick and Sally to Whiffy, and in the adventure of finding Sally's favourite smell they discover how good Whiffy is at protecting himself with his very own special smell. Aye Aye! - Nick and Sally are making Halloween masks, but they want to make them really scary. D
1:30 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
2:00 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
2:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Athens and Side Trips"  Rick tours the must-sees of ancient Athens, then takes the fast-paced pulse of the modern city. On side trips, he visits the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi and takes a fast boat to the traffic-free island of Hydra.G
3:00 pm 
Richard Bangs' Adventures With Purpose New Zealand: Quest for Kaitiakitanga   The adventurer pursues an age-old Maori tradition - the origins of "kaitiakitanga," the responsibility of human beings to protect the natural world. He begins at Mt. Aspiring National Park, strikes north to the Franz Joseph Glacier, heads east to the coast at Kaikoura, then crosses the Cook Strait to the North Island and the capital city of Wellington. His journey culminates at Cape Reinga on the upper tip of New Zealand.G
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Spanish Islands"  Alex Riley explores the Balearics and the Canary Islands.G
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Climbing Idaho"  Today's rock-climbing enthusiasts support climbing gyms, clubs and advocacy groups - no longer the exclusive band of wanderers of just a few decades ago. The heights they achieve throughout the state require skills, levels of expertise, techniques and climbing methods as varied as the state's terrain. Cameras follow as they seek to conquer nature's rock walls.G
6:30 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
7:00 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Ballast Water/Mega Dairy/Special Olympics"  Invading species jump ship in Oregon and impact native creatures. The state also is home to one of the nation's largest dairies _ in the desert.G
7:30 pm 
Travelscope  "South Africa"  Joseph heads out on safari at the Shamwari Wildlife Preserve then visits the town of Alicedale - where people power is thriving. Along the way he visits a Capetown area winery for some rest, relaxation and wine tasting. D
8:00 pm 
Richard Bangs' Adventures With Purpose New Zealand: Quest for Kaitiakitanga   The adventurer pursues an age-old Maori tradition - the origins of "kaitiakitanga," the responsibility of human beings to protect the natural world. He begins at Mt. Aspiring National Park, strikes north to the Franz Joseph Glacier, heads east to the coast at Kaikoura, then crosses the Cook Strait to the North Island and the capital city of Wellington. His journey culminates at Cape Reinga on the upper tip of New Zealand.G
9:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Spanish Islands"  Alex Riley explores the Balearics and the Canary Islands.G
10:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Climbing Idaho"  Today's rock-climbing enthusiasts support climbing gyms, clubs and advocacy groups - no longer the exclusive band of wanderers of just a few decades ago. The heights they achieve throughout the state require skills, levels of expertise, techniques and climbing methods as varied as the state's terrain. Cameras follow as they seek to conquer nature's rock walls.G
10:30 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
11:00 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Ballast Water/Mega Dairy/Special Olympics"  Invading species jump ship in Oregon and impact native creatures. The state also is home to one of the nation's largest dairies _ in the desert.G
11:30 pm 
Travelscope  "South Africa"  Joseph heads out on safari at the Shamwari Wildlife Preserve then visits the town of Alicedale - where people power is thriving. Along the way he visits a Capetown area winery for some rest, relaxation and wine tasting. D
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
12:00 am 
French In Action  "Think Vacation III"  Uncle Guillaume advises Mireille to spend her lottery money on memorable meals. Robert continues to have misunderstandings with salesmen, and he takes a hair-raising taxi ride.G
12:30 am 
French In Action  "Getting Away"  Hubert offers his little car and himself for the trip around France. After a lot of fast talking, Mireille persuades her friends Collette and Jean-Michel to come along, too.G
1:00 am 
Unfinished Nation  "The Way We Were?"  Sources of economic growth: government spending, suburban development, rise of the West. Capital, labor, and the new economies. Expansion of science and technology. The consuming nation. The family?changing roles and expectations.G
1:30 am 
Unfinished Nation  "The Other America"  People on the margins: rural and inner city poverty. Civil Rights movement: Brown v. Board of Education, expansion of the movement. Eisenhower's Republicanism: the welfare state, the decline of McCarthyism, and the Cold War continued.G
2:00 am 
Biography of America, A  "New System of Government"  After the War for Independence, the struggle for a new system of government begins. Professor Maier looks at the creation of the Constitution of the United States. The Republic survives a series of threats to its union, and the program ends with the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the Fourth of July, 1826. D
2:30 am 
Biography of America, A  "Westward Expansion"  At the dawn of the nineteenth century, the size of the United States doubles with the Louisiana Purchase. The Appalachians are no longer the barrier to American migration west; the Mississippi River becomes the country's central artery; and Jefferson's vision of an Empire of Liberty begins to take shape. American historian Stephen Ambrose joins Professors Maier and Miller in examining the consequences of the Louisiana Purchase -- for the North, the South, and the history of the country. D
3:00 am 
Curiosity Quest  "Orange Packing"  Join Joel on this tasty quest as he learns how Oranges are grown, sorted and packaged to be shipped across the world. Watch as Joel takes on the duty of orange picking with a 50 pound bag strapped to him. D
3:30 am 
Biz Kid$  "What Is Money?"  The Biz Kids say: "Show me the money!" Join us and you'll take a grand tour through the history of money from the days of bartering, through the first coins and currency, all the way to the electronic transfers of today. Watch as the Biz Kids put on cowboy boots and get a crash course in the art of negotiation and exchange at a high-energy cattle auction in Colorado. D
4:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Native Plants and Invasives & Certified Wildlife Habitats"  Austin, TX. The human love affair with plants dates back thousands of years. When overseas travel became possible, exotic plants were common cargo on ships all across the world. D
4:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Seasquatch"  The Kratt brothers' sub loses power while they are exploring the strange landscape of the ocean depths and they are trapped on the ocean floor of the deep sea. Aviva must figure out how to harness the energy from the deep sea's hydrothermal vents in order to save the brothers and return them to the surface. The Wild Kratts team learns all about the amazing process of chemosynthesis and how deep sea creatures transform toxic chemicals into energy. D
5:00 am 
Ciao Italia  "Festival of the Seven Fishes/La Festa Dei Sette Pesci"  Mayor of Boston Thomas M. Menino and Mary Ann celebrate their Italian American heritage by preparing a Christmas Eve banquet called "The Feast of the Seven Fishes." Starting with baccala, then skillet fried shrimp, then tuna, smelts, swordfish, calamari and clams, the tradition continues, and so do their appetites!. D
5:30 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table  "Tomato Festival"  At the height of tomato season, Chef Josh Smith joins Allen to make a tomato gazpacho and explain how to properly cook heritage poultry. There is also a tomato tasting in Allen's vegetable garden where guests sample and vote on their favorite heirloom tomato.G
6:00 am 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Food Hour: Brazil"  Merrilees starts her journey in the Afro-influenced coastal city of Salvador.G
7:00 am 
This Old House  "Cambridge Project, Part 3 of 15"  With the interior opened up, master carpenter Norm Abram shows host Kevin O'Connor the bones of the building. On the first floor, general contractor Tom Silva relocates a load-bearing partition wall and takes the dip out of the floor. Out front, Kevin and homeowner Sally Peterson learn about the appropriate colors for the outside of her Victorian-era house. D
7:30 am 
American Woodshop  "Adirondack Chair"  Easy to make and built to last from western red cedar! Special techniques and finishes must be used to make this chair weather storms for years to come. Eastern Red Cedar accents sets this design apart from all other chairs. D
8:00 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Exhibit The Season"  Allen demonstrates how to exhibit the wonders brought by each season in the garden. He points to tulips in spring at the farm and his 12-foot Christmas tree with LED lights in the winter. Summer bouquets and fall foliage round out the year.G
8:30 am 
Glass with Vicki Payne  "What's The Buzz?"  Things are really buzzing in the garden with this adorable bee hive mobile and three fat glass bumble bees. Learn how to use a glass saw to create uncut able masterpieces and create your own garden work of art. Today's tip features mosaic glass cutting techniques. D
9:00 am 
Sewing with Nancy  "Upcycled Shirts, Part 1"  Reclaim your wardrobe with upcycling transformation techniques. Designer Donna Fenske and Nancy explain how to use trims and fabric pieces to refashion what's already in your closet. Learn to change necklines, sleeves, and hemlines. D
9:30 am 
Scheewe Art Workshop  "Falls Woodland Magic"  The under-painting in this woodland scene makes it easy to see values and placement as you develop the landscape. D
10:00 am 
Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage  "Cajun: Expulsion from Nova Scotia"  Dr. Carl Brasseaux and Mary Anne Pecot de Boisblanc tell the tragic tale of Louisiana's Acadians or "Cajuns." Following intense hardship, expulsion from Nova Scotia, murder, and exploitation, the Acadians were welcomed to Louisiana's shores. D
10:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Gnocchi with Crab and Truffle and Char-grilled Redfish with Corn and Ginger Salad. D
11:00 am 
Great Conversations  "Andrew Ross Sorkin and Bethany MacLean"  Andrew Ross Sorkin, financial columnist for the New York Times and author of Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System - and Themselves, talks with Bethany McLean, contributing editor to Vanity Fair, co-author of The Smartest Guys in the Room. D
12:00 pm 
French In Action  "Think Vacation III"  Uncle Guillaume advises Mireille to spend her lottery money on memorable meals. Robert continues to have misunderstandings with salesmen, and he takes a hair-raising taxi ride.G
12:30 pm 
French In Action  "Getting Away"  Hubert offers his little car and himself for the trip around France. After a lot of fast talking, Mireille persuades her friends Collette and Jean-Michel to come along, too.G
1:00 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "The Way We Were?"  Sources of economic growth: government spending, suburban development, rise of the West. Capital, labor, and the new economies. Expansion of science and technology. The consuming nation. The family?changing roles and expectations.G
1:30 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "The Other America"  People on the margins: rural and inner city poverty. Civil Rights movement: Brown v. Board of Education, expansion of the movement. Eisenhower's Republicanism: the welfare state, the decline of McCarthyism, and the Cold War continued.G
2:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "New System of Government"  After the War for Independence, the struggle for a new system of government begins. Professor Maier looks at the creation of the Constitution of the United States. The Republic survives a series of threats to its union, and the program ends with the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the Fourth of July, 1826. D
2:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Westward Expansion"  At the dawn of the nineteenth century, the size of the United States doubles with the Louisiana Purchase. The Appalachians are no longer the barrier to American migration west; the Mississippi River becomes the country's central artery; and Jefferson's vision of an Empire of Liberty begins to take shape. American historian Stephen Ambrose joins Professors Maier and Miller in examining the consequences of the Louisiana Purchase -- for the North, the South, and the history of the country. D
3:00 pm 
Curiosity Quest  "Orange Packing"  Join Joel on this tasty quest as he learns how Oranges are grown, sorted and packaged to be shipped across the world. Watch as Joel takes on the duty of orange picking with a 50 pound bag strapped to him. D
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "What Is Money?"  The Biz Kids say: "Show me the money!" Join us and you'll take a grand tour through the history of money from the days of bartering, through the first coins and currency, all the way to the electronic transfers of today. Watch as the Biz Kids put on cowboy boots and get a crash course in the art of negotiation and exchange at a high-energy cattle auction in Colorado. D
4:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Tip It Or Dip It"  Marcus and Manny are this week's contestants on a game show called "Tip It or Dip It." Show host Rob Robson, played by comedian Sherrod Small, introduces this week's surprise guest host and it's Francine! Will Manny's cheating prevent Marcus from winning?. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Past Perfect Prediction"  Convinced that the last piece he needs to activate his powerful new machine is hidden in Slider's garage, Hacker threatens to evict the teen unless he pays up on an old debt. Enter the kids and Digit. As a way to raise the money, they convince Slider to open the garage for business - just like his dad did. D
5:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "USA: Italian-American and Truly Italian"  NULL
5:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Roast Beef Dinner"  Chris visits the local butcher to learn about top sirloin. Then, Bridget shows Chris how to make affordable Roast Beef and Whipped Potatoes. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's tips and techniques for cooking with salt. D
6:00 pm 
Uncorked: Wine Made Simple  "Uncorked: Central Coast"  In this episode we explore the quintessential Zinfandel country of Paso Robles and the clean fruit-driven Chardonnays of Edna Valley. We'll meet the Haas family of California who partnered with the Chateauneuf du Pape producing Perrin family to bring Rhone Valley styles wine to California's central coast. We'll also meet attend a classic car rally run by a mechanic turned winemaker to find out what happens when your passion for wine competes for your day job. D
6:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Valentia, Co. Kerry"  NULL
7:00 pm 
This Old House  "Cambridge Project, Part 3 of 15"  With the interior opened up, master carpenter Norm Abram shows host Kevin O'Connor the bones of the building. On the first floor, general contractor Tom Silva relocates a load-bearing partition wall and takes the dip out of the floor. Out front, Kevin and homeowner Sally Peterson learn about the appropriate colors for the outside of her Victorian-era house. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "Israel"  Rick visits Jerusalem, home to ancient holy sites of Jews, Christians, Muslims and Armenians. He also travels to the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Jericho and the desert mountain fortress of Masada.G
8:00 pm 
Travelscope  "Naturally Los Angeles"  While most visitors head for Hollywood or Rodeo Drive, Joseph introduces viewers to some of Los Angeles' little-known treasures from hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains and wine tasting in Malibu to the Venice Beach drum circle - a weekly celebration of the city's diversity. D
8:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "USA: Italian-American and Truly Italian"  NULL
9:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Roast Beef Dinner"  Chris visits the local butcher to learn about top sirloin. Then, Bridget shows Chris how to make affordable Roast Beef and Whipped Potatoes. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's tips and techniques for cooking with salt. D
9:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Ginger & Brown Sugar"  Guest Chef: Jody Adams. You can knock on just about any door at the holidays in this country and find today's master ingredients holding court on the sideboard on this week's SIMPLY MING. They met during the days of the spice trade and they haven't been apart since: from the East, ginger and from the West, brown sugar. D
10:00 pm 
Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage  "Cajun: Expulsion from Nova Scotia"  Dr. Carl Brasseaux and Mary Anne Pecot de Boisblanc tell the tragic tale of Louisiana's Acadians or "Cajuns." Following intense hardship, expulsion from Nova Scotia, murder, and exploitation, the Acadians were welcomed to Louisiana's shores. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "Israel"  Rick visits Jerusalem, home to ancient holy sites of Jews, Christians, Muslims and Armenians. He also travels to the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Jericho and the desert mountain fortress of Masada.G
11:00 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Llevando Cuentas"  Arturo arrives from Argentina and meets some members of the Castillo family.G
11:30 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Ocultanso La Verdad"  This episode covers more terms used in financial matters. Raquel's mother does not approve of Raquel spending so much time with Arturo.G
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
12:00 am 
AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange  "Riseup"  "Rise Up: Reggae Underground" follows some up and coming musical voices in Jamaica's music scene. Some will make it, but various reasons that reveal much about the economic struggles and class distinctions in Jamaica, others will not. D
1:00 am 
POV  "I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful"  In 2005, Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme set out to document the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina and the rebuilding of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward. When he met Carolyn Parker, what began as a historical documentary morphed into a vibrant character study of the courage and resiliency of this fearless matriarch and civil rights activist. "I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful" is Demme's account of Parker's five-year crusade to rebuild her beloved neon-green house, her church, her community -- and her life. D
2:30 am 
3:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
3:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Michael Chiklis (actor). D
4:00 am 
Linkasia   NULL
4:30 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   None of the Above: Political Implications - We continue our three-part miniseries examining the rapid rise in the number of Americans-now 20 percent-who describe themselves as religiously unaffiliated. The majority of these "nones," as they are often called, are Democratic and politically liberal. Managing Editor Kim Lawton looks at how their growing numbers could affect elections and the role of religion in politics. D
5:00 am 
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
6:00 am 
Global Voices  "Sumo East and West"  Steeped in the sanctity of Japanese tradition stretching back thousands of years, sumo has recently seen an increasing number of foreigners making their mark on the sumo scene. Taking viewers from Hawaii to Japan to Los Angeles, the film profiles some of the most prominent American wrestlers. This fascinating glimpse of the past, present and future of sumo illustrates the intersection of cultures as the hallowed sport grapples with the forces of internationalization. D
7:00 am 
Race 2012   Race 2012 is a provocative conversation about race and politics that documents the changing face of America, and how that change may affect the country's political future. As documented in the 2010 Census, ethnic and racial minorities continue to grow, and their impact on America's future -- particularly as it pertains to politics and leadership -- is following suit. RACE 2012 views America's changing racial landscape through the lens of politics and the people who are, have been, or will be driving the country's conversation about race. D
8:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
9:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Climbing Idaho"  Today's rock-climbing enthusiasts support climbing gyms, clubs and advocacy groups - no longer the exclusive band of wanderers of just a few decades ago. The heights they achieve throughout the state require skills, levels of expertise, techniques and climbing methods as varied as the state's terrain. Cameras follow as they seek to conquer nature's rock walls.G
9:30 am 
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
10:00 am 
Linkasia   NULL
10:30 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   None of the Above: Political Implications - We continue our three-part miniseries examining the rapid rise in the number of Americans-now 20 percent-who describe themselves as religiously unaffiliated. The majority of these "nones," as they are often called, are Democratic and politically liberal. Managing Editor Kim Lawton looks at how their growing numbers could affect elections and the role of religion in politics. D
11:00 am 
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
12:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Sumo East and West"  Steeped in the sanctity of Japanese tradition stretching back thousands of years, sumo has recently seen an increasing number of foreigners making their mark on the sumo scene. Taking viewers from Hawaii to Japan to Los Angeles, the film profiles some of the most prominent American wrestlers. This fascinating glimpse of the past, present and future of sumo illustrates the intersection of cultures as the hallowed sport grapples with the forces of internationalization. D
1:00 pm 
Race 2012   Race 2012 is a provocative conversation about race and politics that documents the changing face of America, and how that change may affect the country's political future. As documented in the 2010 Census, ethnic and racial minorities continue to grow, and their impact on America's future -- particularly as it pertains to politics and leadership -- is following suit. RACE 2012 views America's changing racial landscape through the lens of politics and the people who are, have been, or will be driving the country's conversation about race. D
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 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
5:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Sumo East and West"  Steeped in the sanctity of Japanese tradition stretching back thousands of years, sumo has recently seen an increasing number of foreigners making their mark on the sumo scene. Taking viewers from Hawaii to Japan to Los Angeles, the film profiles some of the most prominent American wrestlers. This fascinating glimpse of the past, present and future of sumo illustrates the intersection of cultures as the hallowed sport grapples with the forces of internationalization. D
6:00 pm 
Race 2012   Race 2012 is a provocative conversation about race and politics that documents the changing face of America, and how that change may affect the country's political future. As documented in the 2010 Census, ethnic and racial minorities continue to grow, and their impact on America's future -- particularly as it pertains to politics and leadership -- is following suit. RACE 2012 views America's changing racial landscape through the lens of politics and the people who are, have been, or will be driving the country's conversation about race. D
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Sumo East and West"  Steeped in the sanctity of Japanese tradition stretching back thousands of years, sumo has recently seen an increasing number of foreigners making their mark on the sumo scene. Taking viewers from Hawaii to Japan to Los Angeles, the film profiles some of the most prominent American wrestlers. This fascinating glimpse of the past, present and future of sumo illustrates the intersection of cultures as the hallowed sport grapples with the forces of internationalization. D
11:00 pm 
Race 2012   Race 2012 is a provocative conversation about race and politics that documents the changing face of America, and how that change may affect the country's political future. As documented in the 2010 Census, ethnic and racial minorities continue to grow, and their impact on America's future -- particularly as it pertains to politics and leadership -- is following suit. RACE 2012 views America's changing racial landscape through the lens of politics and the people who are, have been, or will be driving the country's conversation about race. D

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