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October 23, 2012
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5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "I'll Ruff and I'll Ruff and I'll Blow Your House Down"  Ruff sends DJ out to a dog obedience school to become an expert trainer while Noel, Sammy and Jay go to an engineering school to construct a new home for Chet. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Questions about earnings and the economy make investors edgey and that slams Wall Street stocks. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with S&P's Alec Young. They say big things come in small packages. D
5:56 pm 
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6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Joanna Lumley's Nile   Joanna flies over the world's largest swamp, the Sudd, in southern Sudan. In Juba, she finds the fragile peace process has brought the re-emergence of beauty pageants. From Juba, Joanna heads into Uganda where she follows the White Nile up to Murchison Falls. Her trip culminates with meeting a modern-day adventurer who shows her a recently discovered new source of the Nile in Rwanda's mountains. Part 4 of 4G
8:00 pm 
Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War   In October 1962, the world teetered on the brink of nuclear holocaust. The film brings to life the three central characters - Kennedy, Castro and Krushchev - and explores how these powerful men fell into an abyss of their own making and outlines the courage and luck it took to climb out again.G
9:00 pm 
Secrets of the Dead  "The Man Who Saved The World"  Little known events unfold inside a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine during the Cuban Missile Crisis. This program combines tense drama with eyewitness accounts and expert testimony to reveal how Vasili Arkhipov, an officer aboard the submarine, refuses to fire a nuclear torpedo and averts disaster.G
10:00 pm 
Frontline  "Climate of Doubt"  In 2008, climate change was hot. Politicians in both major parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. Today public opinion has cooled and politicians ignore the issue or proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. FRONTLINE correspondent John Hockenberry of PRI's "The Takeaway" goes inside organizations that have fought the scientific establishment, environmental groups and lawmakers to shift the direction of debate on climate issues and redefine the politics of global warming.G
11:00 pm 
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5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
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
7:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1920's"  Mobsters, jazz, and turbulent economic times mark the 1920s. Silent film makes the transition to the talkies as sound comes to the silver screen. The refrigerator gets a makeover from the smartest man in the world, and poverty inspires a desperate inventor to come up with a winner called television. Part 3 of 10G
8:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Hot Planet - Cold Comfort"  Alda learns about global warming and what could happen if the great Atlantic Conveyor shuts down. He also slogs through melting permafrost to survey drowning forests in Alaska.G
8:30 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Hydrogen Hopes"  The show looks at how science might obtain hydrogen from renewable sources, store it safely and provide a usable fuel.G
9:00 pm 
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
10:00 pm 
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
11:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1920's"  Mobsters, jazz, and turbulent economic times mark the 1920s. Silent film makes the transition to the talkies as sound comes to the silver screen. The refrigerator gets a makeover from the smartest man in the world, and poverty inspires a desperate inventor to come up with a winner called television. Part 3 of 10G
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Junior Assistant"  Francine wants to be on the next season of the "The Junior Assistant, " a reality show run by The Ronald, one of the most rich and famous people in the world. She must collaborate with Hector and The Electric Company to make six hundred cookies by five o'clock in order to prove she's worthy of being on the show. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Measure for Measure"  Hacker's mysterious machine is finally revealed - "The Transformatron"can change anyone into anything! He learns the kids have the Network Interface Card - the final piece he needs. But the kids have also found a map that leads them to Coop, Slider's long lost father. They are shocked to discover Coop has been a victim of magnetite. D
6:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Easy and Elegant Seafood"  Lobster In Artichoke Hearts; Shrimp Pane On Watercress; Escoffier Quenelles; Monkfish Roulade. D
6:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Here's The Beef"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster show host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Chili at home. Then, Doc investigates homemade ground meat versus storebought in a head-to-head tasting of hamburgers, and test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to create the ultimate Juicy Pub-Style Burgers. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews meat grinders in the Equipment Corner. D
7:00 pm 
Winemakers  "Food and Wine Pairing Challenge"  Understanding wine's relationship to food is essential if you want to become a good wine maker. The contestants work in three teams of two and are given a challenging three course menu, a budget of only $150 dollars and an hour to find the right wines to pair with the meal. Their guests are wine buyers for some of the country's largest restaurants and retail chains, the executive wine editor for Food & Wine Magazine and top sommeliers who grill them on their choices. D
7:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Into The West - Galway, Mayo and Sligo"  NULL
8:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Wrote The Book of Sloyd?"  Sloyd, the late 19th-century Swedish system of learning woodworking, was intended to develop skilled, industrious and morally upstanding citizens. We'll give it a try, and hope it's not too late for us!. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Portugal's Heartland"  Rick eats barnacles in an old fishing town, marches with pilgrims, and views riches of the country's Golden Age.G
9:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Miami, Florida"  Miami Florida is a sophisticated, subtropical city on the same latitude as the Sahara Desert. It has been described as the American city of the future. There's fun in the sun but there's also a major infusion of performing arts. D
9:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Easy and Elegant Seafood"  Lobster In Artichoke Hearts; Shrimp Pane On Watercress; Escoffier Quenelles; Monkfish Roulade. D
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Here's The Beef"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster show host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Chili at home. Then, Doc investigates homemade ground meat versus storebought in a head-to-head tasting of hamburgers, and test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to create the ultimate Juicy Pub-Style Burgers. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews meat grinders in the Equipment Corner. D
10:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "How Sweet It Is: The Story of Sugar"  Sugar started out in Asia, traveled to the Middle East and then to Europe first as a medicine and then as a rare spice. During his second voyage in 1493, Columbus brought it to the Caribbean where it changed into a common necessity, became a key element in the Caribbean slave trade and an early example of capitalist manufacturing. We'll find out why people who had a sweet tooth had a better chance of surviving than people who didn't and how sugar became the basis for England's international trade, a key element in the control of Britain's working class, and an essential part of the temperance movement. D
11:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Ticket to Provence"  Joanne and her student Sasha are transported to Provence using herbs, citrus, and garlic. Joanne begins with a bright fresh citrus salad and then working together they create a very classic country, yet refined, dish of braised cod with leeks and potato. Recipes: Citrus Salad with Mint and Red Onions, Cod Braised with Leeks, Potatoes and Thyme, and Roasted Garlic Slab. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Portugal's Heartland"  Rick eats barnacles in an old fishing town, marches with pilgrims, and views riches of the country's Golden Age.G
5:00 pm 
Voces On PBS  "Escaramuza: Riding from the Heart"  A team of first-generation Mexican American girls construct their identities through a romanticized equestrian tradition, while facing challenges at home, and escalating violence in Mexico. D
6:00 pm 
Aspen Institute Presents  "War & Peace in the Modern World"  Speakers: Paul Rieckhoff, Michael Mullen, Stanley McChrystal, Stephen Carter, Anne-Marie Slaughter. D
7:00 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
7:30 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
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  "War & Peace in the Modern World"  Speakers: Paul Rieckhoff, Michael Mullen, Stanley McChrystal, Stephen Carter, Anne-Marie Slaughter. D
5:00 pm 
Arthur  "What's Cooking?/Buster's Special Delivery"  What's Cooking?: Celebrity chef Ming Tsai is coming to judge Lakewood Elementary's first ever cooking contest! Arthur thinks he has a shot at winning - if only he can get his dad to stop telling him what to do. In the end, Arthur experiences the joy of cooking firsthandà and he discovers that sometimes culinary mistakes create the best dishes. Buster's Special Delivery: Buster volunteers to deliver the school mail and finds out that his new job is actually hard work! When misplaced letters lead to canceled field trips and stewed prunes with lunch, Buster is left holding the bag. D
5:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Dogs In Space/Dogs from Space"  Dogs in Space - Mrs. Clusky asks the class to present projects on the solar system, but TD finds himself distracted by comic books. Can he save the Planet of the Dogs from evil space cats and still get his homework in on time? Vocabulary: (E) planet, star, solar system, constellation, orbit (I) sun, moon, earth, space, spaceship. Dogs from Space - Inspired by TD's comic about the Planet of the Dogs, Martha has a dream about what life would be like as an alien space dog. D
6:00 pm 
Curious George  "Curious George, Plumber's Helper/Curious George Takes a Hike"  George brings some new toys in the tub and a few of them spiral down the drain, causing a clog.G
6:30 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Secret Super Digger/Pucker Up and Blow"  Secret Super Digger - Sally is trying to grow a flower for her mom, but it just won't grow. Time to see Finola! At Finola's Farm, she introduces Cat, Sally and Nick to her secret super digger - Diggery the earthworm. Diggery shows them how plant roots need water air and compost, which Diggery helps to make. D
7:00 pm 
Super Why!  "Zora's Art Adventure"  It's art class at school, but Pig's mind is as blank as his paper! What can he paint? The super readers venture into A Magical Art Adventure and join Zora, a young artist looking for ideas. Together, Zora and the literacy superheroes explore a magical art museum where the paintings take on a life of their own! Educational Objectives: To learn about the art world. Preschoolers will play with the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, learn what the words "art museum" mean, and use the power to read to change the story. D
7:30 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Carla Cretoxyrhina/Train Trouble"  Carla Cretoxyrhina - On this underwater excursion, the Pteranodon family meets up with Carla Cretoxyrhina, a young shark who turns out to be much nicer than her reputation suggests. She introduces the family to her dad, bringing them face to face with the "Big Fish in the Sea." Train Trouble - The speedy dinosaur brothers Oren and Ollie join our kids on a train trip to Troodon Town, but unplanned engine trouble sends Oren and Ollie sprinting the Roundhouse to bring back another engine to save the day!. D
8:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Rahki Road"  Leela is making bracelets to celebrate an Indian holiday called "Rakhi", a time when sisters, brothers, and friends show how much they love each other by exchanging special bracelets, foods, and gifts. Leela already sent a bracelet to her brother, Sunil, in India and now she is expecting a bracelet from him any moment. Just then, a delivery person brings a box that turns out to be a sample of laundry detergent, instead of her brother's bracelet. D
9:00 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Fruit Picking Day/Daniel Is Big Enough to Help Dad"  Fruit Picking Day - Daniel and his friends are enjoying a Fruit Festival in the Enchanted Garden. Prince Wednesday grows upset because his big brother Prince Tuesday can pick the highest fruit off the tree branches, but he can't. He wishes he wasn't so little! Then, when the festival-goers spot a very special magical golden pear on the ground, Prince Wednesday is the only one little enough to reach it. D
9:30 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "The Perfect Pancake"  Sid wants to know how his Grandma always makes perfect pancakes. They're never too squishy or burnt. At school, Sid makes an important discovery -- heat changes things! This lesson reveals the secret of Grandma's pancakes: she heats them on the stove for the perfect amount of time . D
10:00 pm 
WordWorld  "The Lost Letter L/Catch That C!"  The Lost Letter L - When Duck accidentally breaks the L off Frog's lamp, he decides not to tell Frog. Instead, he'll just fix it himself. Although Bug and Dog try to help, things spiral out of control, and soon Duck has broken a lamp, a lever and even Frog's log! Duck learns that everyone makes mistakes and admitting them sooner rather than later can make a big difference. D
10:30 pm 
Caillou  "Sounds and Music!"  When Caillou visits Clementine, he is impressed to see Billy practicing on a Tuba. Soon, Billy's marching band mates arrive to practice. Clementine and Caillou wish they could join in too. D
11:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Bienvenido, Barney: Mexico"  Baby Bop's friend Monty the butterfly passes through the park with a flock of friends on their way to Mexico. When Monty gets left behind by his insect friends and family, Barney takes everyone on a visit to Mexico, where Baby Bop will say good-bye to her butterfly friend. D
11:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Kindness with Friends"  Percy's New Friends - Percy wants to make friends with the wild animals on Sodor. When he approaches a squirrel, it runs away. He tries to make friends with a bird but it flies away. D

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