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8:00 am 
Oregon Field Guide  "Mountain Unicycle/Tide Pool/Branding Day"  Some people roam the outdoors on one wheel. Tide pools provide a glimpse of an underwater world.G

8:30 am 
Roadtrip Nation   Traveling up Highway 101 to San Francisco, the team takes in the iconic sights of the West coast, from sea lions to the Golden Gate Bridge, before stopping to speak with Aleks Zavaleta, Executive Director of Loco Bloco, a community outreach program. In Sebastapol they interview Jay Shafer, designer of Tumbleweed Tiny Homes, sustainable homes as small as 65 square feet, whose home makes the RV seem spacious. Continuing into the Pacific Northwest, the team is invited into the home of Lori Pappas, CEO of Global Team for Local Initiatives, an Ethiopian aid organization. D

9:00 am 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Forever Wild?"  Alda presents results from research being conducted inside Arizona's Biosphere 2. Now reorganized as a climate research institute, Biosphere explores reactions of miniature wild ecosystems like rain forests and coral reefs to global atmospheres expected 100 years from now.G

10:00 am 
NOVA  "Smartest Machine On Earth"  This film profiles Watson, an IBM supercomputer, which competed against two "Jeopardy!" champions to prove its ability to mimic the human thought process. The film goes behind the scenes at IBM to provide a firsthand look at the technological feats and hurdles to develop Watson and the challenges artificial intelligence (AI) researchers face.G

11:00 am 
Wild!  "Camels Empire"  Camels have walked our planet for 45 million years and have learned to survive some of the harshest environments on earth. This film explores the surprisingly wide range of the camel family, retracing their family history to reveal the qualities that make them so resilient, and examines our relationship with these ancient beasts and the role camels played in shaping the foundations of human society.G

12:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Special: World History-England"  After dodging swords at a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings, Justine Shapiro travels up the coast to the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. Passing through London, she takes a canal ride to the Yorkshire Moores. Her next stop is Whitby, the eerie coastal town that inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula.G

1:00 pm 
Need to Know   EFF GREENFIELD ANCHORS. This week Need to Know medical correspondent, Dr. Emily Senay, examines whether the Food and Drug Administration's medical device review process adequately protects the public and anchor Jeff Greenfield interviews Dr. Josh Rising, project director of the Medical Device Initiative at The Pew Charitable Trusts. D

1:30 pm 

2:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Using Your Credit-Crazy Or Compelling?"  Don't live on borrowed time. Join the Biz Kids and you'll see the true cost of purchasing with credit. You'll also have an unsettling look at credit scores and the increasing number of people and places (employers, insurers, colleges, etc. D

2:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Sandhill Cranes"  Thousands of sandhill cranes visit Oregon every winter but wildlife biologists still seek to learn where they are from and where they are going.G

3:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Hearty Autumn Dinner"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Smothered Pork Chops. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of breakfast sausage. Next, Chris answers questions from viewers. D

3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters"  Rick explores the capitals of Finland and Estonia to sample each country's history, art and distinct love of life. In Helsinki, he finds a neoclassical old town, modern flair for design and steamy saunas. Tallinn offers medieval charms and new-found prosperity.G

4:00 pm 
NOVA  "Smartest Machine On Earth"  This film profiles Watson, an IBM supercomputer, which competed against two "Jeopardy!" champions to prove its ability to mimic the human thought process. The film goes behind the scenes at IBM to provide a firsthand look at the technological feats and hurdles to develop Watson and the challenges artificial intelligence (AI) researchers face.G

5:00 pm 
Secrets of the Dead  "The World's Biggest Bomb"  Beginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists engage in a dangerous race to see who can build and detonate the world's largest bomb. Bomb-makers on both sides are flying blind as they push technology into unknown territory.G

6:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Have You Heard from Johannesburg? - Free at Last"  A close look at the citizen activists who fought for three decades to end apartheid in South Africa.G

7:00 pm 
American Masters  "Joan Baez: How Sweet The Sound"  Filmmakers follow Baez on her 2008-2009 world tour, capturing her in performance and in conversations with individuals whose lives parallel hers. The film also examines her history as a recording artist and performer as well as her unwavering journey as the conscience of a generation. Making appearances are Bob Dylan, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne.G

8:30 pm 
Out of Order   This show looks at the current American political process, addressing the decline in civil discourse and the news media's role in it, partisan gridlock, gerrymandering, vanishing commitment to reasonable compromise, the vilification of moderates and declining civic engagements. Interviews with political experts and observers examine the topics.G

9:00 pm 
Secrets of the Dead  "The World's Biggest Bomb"  Beginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists engage in a dangerous race to see who can build and detonate the world's largest bomb. Bomb-makers on both sides are flying blind as they push technology into unknown territory.G

10:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Have You Heard from Johannesburg? - Free at Last"  A close look at the citizen activists who fought for three decades to end apartheid in South Africa.G

11:00 pm 
American Masters  "Joan Baez: How Sweet The Sound"  Filmmakers follow Baez on her 2008-2009 world tour, capturing her in performance and in conversations with individuals whose lives parallel hers. The film also examines her history as a recording artist and performer as well as her unwavering journey as the conscience of a generation. Making appearances are Bob Dylan, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne.G

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