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October 23, 2012
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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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9:00 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
10:00 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
11:00 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
11:30 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
8:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Easy and Elegant Seafood"  Lobster In Artichoke Hearts; Shrimp Pane On Watercress; Escoffier Quenelles; Monkfish Roulade. D
9:00 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
9:30 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
10:00 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
10:30 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
11:00 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Biodiversity Decline"  Species are being lost at a rapid rate in rainforests and coral reefs. Yet many species still have not been discovered. Tropical scientists struggle to keep ahead of the bulldozers as they work to understand this complex ecosystem. D
11:30 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Energy Challenges"  Global energy use increases by the day. Polluting the atmosphere with ever more carbon dioxide is not a viable solution for our future energy needs. Can new technologies such as carbon sequestration and ethanol production help provide the energy we need without pushing the concentrations of CO2 to dangerous levels?G
8:30 pm 
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Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Aspen Institute Presents  "War & Peace in the Modern World"  Speakers: Paul Rieckhoff, Michael Mullen, Stanley McChrystal, Stephen Carter, Anne-Marie Slaughter. D
11:00 pm 
Nature  "Wolverine: Chasing The Phantom"  Cameras follow researchers who follow this elusive, independent and resourceful animal - the largest member of the weasel family - that they rarely see in person. They use remote cameras, radio collars and DNA to track the creatures, who have turned out to be remarkably family oriented as well as tough and powerful for their size.G

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