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October 25, 2012
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11:00 pm 
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12:00 am 
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
1:00 am 
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
2:00 am 
Teaching Channel   Watch as a teaching evaluator helps a teacher make her classroom more collaborative. Observe a math lesson about decimals and another that shows students using pattern blocks to explore fractions. Visit a classroom where a teacher turns students' mistakes into a teaching strategy. D
3:00 am 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Electric Battery"  Volta invents the electric battery using the internal properties of different metals. D
3:30 am 
Economics U$A  "Federal Deficits"  This program examines efforts to reduce the deficit, including the Gramm-Rudman Act and a proposed constitutional amendment requiring balanced budgets. Updated 2003. D
4:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
4:30 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Relaciones Estrechas (A Close Relationship)"  This episode covers words for family members and a brief history of Puerto Rico.G
5:00 am 
Power Yoga: Mind and Body  "Airplanes"  With Parsvokonasana Warrior I, II, and II with three arm positions. D
5:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Potluck Party Pooper/The Best Gift"  The Howard's are having a party and everyone they know will be attending. Everyone but Mr. Bleakman, that is. The old party pooper insists that hed rather stay home and do his usual Saturday afternoon routine. D
6:00 am 
Arthur  "I'm A Poet/The Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club"  This animated series is based on Marc Brown's best-selling books about Arthur Read, an eight-year-old aardvark, his sister D.W., and their family and friends. All the kids agree to write a poem as part of a bet, in "I'm A Poet. D
6:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Plays Favorites/Martha and the Doggie Lover"  Martha Plays Favorites - Truman is worried that his mom doesn't think he's special anymore. She's too busy taking care of the babies at her daycare. Martha knows just how he feels. D
7:00 am 
Curious George  "The Fully Automatic Fun Hat/Creatures of the Night"  George wants to have a hat as fun as the Man with the Yellow Hat's yellow hat. George thought it was odd that all the food was gone from the bird feeder in a single night.G
7:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Be Cool/Elephant Walk"  Be Cool - Phew, it's hot outside! How are Sally and Nick going to stay cool? Cat suggests that they should visit some friends in the Dizzle-dazzle Desert to learn how to keep cool. They learn that some animals are light coloured, some stay out of the sun, and some, like Tommy the coolest toad around, just mooove sloooow. Nick and Sally take their advice, but Cat has an even better idea - run through a sprinkler! Elephant Walk - When building a toy construction set, Nick and Sally wonder if there's such thing as a one-thing-does-it-all tool. D
8:00 am 
Super Why!  "The Three Little Pigs"  Jill keeps knocking down Pig's tower and he wants her to stop! The Super Readers fly into the Three Little Pigs story and come face to face with the Big Bad Wolf himself. After all, he knows a thing or two about knocking things down. When all the huffing and puffing dies down, Pig learns an important lesson about friendship.G
8:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "The Amazing Michelinoceras Brothers/Dads' Day Out"  The Amazing Michelinoceras Brothers - The Pteranodon family travels deep underwater on the Dinosaur Train to view two backwards-bounding brothers named Max and Mitch Michelinoceras. The kids are delighted to see that Max and Mitch put on a synchronized swimming show. Dads' Day Out - Buddy, Tiny, and Mr. Pteranodon join Annie Tyrannosaurus and Leroy Lambeosaurus and their dads for a Dads' Day at the Big Pond. D
9:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Zoe Loves Rocco"  Zoe is hanging out with her pet rock, Rocco, when Alan stops by and sings Rocco's favorite song, "Rocco and Roll." Zoe leaves to get Rocco's hat, and asks Elmo, who's playing astronaut with Baby David nearby, to watch Rocco while she's gone. As Elmo plays with David, a flying disc knocks Rocco to the ground. D
10:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Thank You, Grandpere Tiger!/Neighborhood Thank You Day"  Thank You, Grandpere Tiger! - Grandpere Tiger comes to visit, but is only in town for a short while. Daniel is sad that Grandpere can't come to the special Thank You Day celebration later that day. Daniel learns to be thankful for the time they DO have together, and is then surprised when Grandpere appears at the celebration after all! Neighborhood Thank You Day - The neighborhood celebrates Thank You Day by putting notes in the Thank You Tree. D
10:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "My Shrinking Shoes"  When Sid's shoes don't fit, he declares that his shoes must be shrinking. Sid and his friends discover that it's hard to see things growing, because growing happens slowly over time. It turns out Sid's shoes weren't shrinking -- he was growing!. D
11:00 am 
WordWorld  "Bugs to the Rescue/Sheep's First Bike Ride"  Bugs to the Rescue - Ant builds Bear a hot-air balloon for her birthday, but Dog accidentally floats away in it! Ant elicits the help of his insect WordFriends Bug, Bee and Fly to rescue Dog and save the day. Sheep's First Bike Ride - Bear and Sheep both learn to build the word "bike," and Sheep learns how to ride one for the first time in her life. In both cases, it just takes some perseverance. D
11:30 am 
Caillou  "The World Around Me!"  Caillou is excited when Miss Martin takes him and his friends to the park for some special activities. They have a beanbag race, but the rules are not easy to grasp, and the kids have a few comical mishaps in the process. Caillou discovers that you don't always have to win to be proud of yourself. D
12:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Ahora Mismo: Spain"  When Ben arrives too late to get a pony ride he must learn how to wait the hard way. He's always wanted a horse and now it looks as if he's missed his opportunity. Luckily, Barney takes him to Spain where they meet Regalo, a dancing horse! Ben and Barney return to the park just in time for Ben to get a pony ride after all!. D
12:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Happy Engines"  Henry's Happy Coal - Henry is given a special of taking a very important visitor around Sodor. When Henry visits the Steam Works he is teased by 'Arry and Bert for needing to use special coal. Henry wants be like the rest of the Steamies and use normal coal instead of his special coal. D
1:00 pm 
Curious George  "The Fully Automatic Fun Hat/Creatures of the Night"  George wants to have a hat as fun as the Man with the Yellow Hat's yellow hat. George thought it was odd that all the food was gone from the bird feeder in a single night.G
1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Plays Favorites/Martha and the Doggie Lover"  Martha Plays Favorites - Truman is worried that his mom doesn't think he's special anymore. She's too busy taking care of the babies at her daycare. Martha knows just how he feels. D
2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Skills"  Keith is invited to join the Electric Company, but before he can take the oath, Francine swoops in and steals his special skill. Can the Electric Company help him get it back, or will Keith be powerless forever?. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Road Rage, Anger, and Fury/By Jove, You've Wrecked My Robots!"  ROAD RAGE, ANGER, AND FURY - Feeling at the end of her rope and fed up with all of the city's traffic, Lady Redundant Woman creates an army of copies in order to block all of the other cars and get her own carried out of traffic. Can Becky successfully trick her family into believing that a Becky balloon is actually her so that WordGirl can get out into traffic to defeat Lady Redundant Woman? Vocabulary Words: Obstacle, Rant. BY JOVE, YOU'VE WRECKED MY ROBOTS! - With the hopes of exposing WordGirl's true identity, Tobey takes a game about evil robots to Becky's house. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Quillber's Birthday Present"  It's Aviva's birthday, and Chris and Martin decide to collect shed porcupine quills to make a beautiful necklace as a gift. As they tag along with an African Crested Porcupine, they discover that animals have different ways and even some highly specialized features to defend themselves from predators. For example, porcupine quills are modified hairs, designed by nature into a deadly defense. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Spheres of Fears"  In his latest and possibly maddest scheme ever, Hacker traps Digit and the kids in one of the dreaded Spheres of Fears, a mini-galaxy of orbs populated by eerie creatures called Creepers. He wants them out of the way so that Delete, in a diva star turn, can impersonate Motherboard and convince everyone in Cyberspace to cause chaos everywhere. No one can stop him now! To unlock the door and escape their Sphere, the kids must find the codebook-which Digit remembers is at the opposite end of the Sphere's diameter. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Just Toying with Ruff"  Harsha and Sammy become radio reporters and do a news piece on Brian Freeze while Noel and DJ invent a new Ruff Ruffman toy. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "I'm A Poet/The Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club"  This animated series is based on Marc Brown's best-selling books about Arthur Read, an eight-year-old aardvark, his sister D.W., and their family and friends. All the kids agree to write a poem as part of a bet, in "I'm A Poet. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Skills"  Keith is invited to join the Electric Company, but before he can take the oath, Francine swoops in and steals his special skill. Can the Electric Company help him get it back, or will Keith be powerless forever?. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Shares of Apple sell off as the tech giant's quarterly results fall short of Wall Street expectations. NBR's Suzanne Pratt has more on the numbers. Microsoft's Windows 8 makes its debut and from the desktop to the tablet it's designed to work seamlessly across devices. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Idaho Debates 2012  "1st Congressional District Candidates"  The candidates for the office of U.S. Representative from Idaho's first district meet to debate the issues.G
8:00 pm 
Doc Martin  "On The Edge - Part 1"  Having failed to restart his relationship with Louisa Glasson, Martin is forced out of the picture with the arrival of her dad, Terry Glasson. He is involved in a scheme with a colleague, Jonathan Crozier, to smuggle in explosives, which they intend to use in a robbery. Part 1 of 2G
9:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Judgement Day, Part 1"  The residents of the village of Midsomer Mallow fear for their chances of winning the Perfect Village competition when a local thief and womanizer is brutally killed with a pitchfork. Part 1 of 2G
10:00 pm 
POV  "Nostalgia for the Light"  Patrico Guzm?n's meditation on memory, history and eternity centers on Chile's Atacama Desert, 10,000 feet above sea level with its clear views of the heavens above and secrets of the past in the soil below. Archaeologists dig for ancient civilizations, women search for loved ones among the bones of political prisoners during the Pinochet dictatorship, and astronomers scan the skies for new galaxies.G
11:30 pm 
NHK Newsline   NULL
11:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Blue Herrings, Part 2"  DCI Barnaby pursues the suspicious deaths of people who have changed their wills and closes in on answers to the mystery. Part 2 of 2G
12:00 am 
Masterpiece Classic  "Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - A Perfect Specimen of Womanhood"  Blanche comes face-to-face with her former lover when a scandalous novel is published. As the passion between the pair reignites, Blanche considers a life away from Eaton Place. Downstairs, Beryl's decision to take a stand causes disruptions in the running of the house until a familiar face offers wise words. Meanwhile, Lady Persie reveals a shocking secret to Sir Hallam. Part 3 of 6G
1:00 am 
New Tricks  "Old Dogs"  Working through traumas affecting suspects and investigators, the team undertakes to unravel the mysteries surrounding a spate of violent dog killings 30 years before in the wake of a new killing with the same MO.G
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 
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
3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Practice Makes Proud"  Elmo is ready to play basketball. He has his special basketball shirt to wear, his special basketball to play with, and a healthy snack to give him energy. Abby appears and says that she can be Elmo's fairy godmother and help him with all sorts of stuff. D
4:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel's Birthday/Daniel's Picnic"  Daniel's Birthday - It's Daniel's Birthday! Daniel is very excited to go to Baker Aker's Bakery with his mom to pick out a cake for his party. When they arrive home after a bumpy ride on Trolley, Daniel is disappointed to find that his cake is smushed. It turns out. D
4:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Plays Favorites/Martha and the Doggie Lover"  Martha Plays Favorites - Truman is worried that his mom doesn't think he's special anymore. She's too busy taking care of the babies at her daycare. Martha knows just how he feels. D
5:00 am 
NOVA  "Iceman Murder Mystery"  He's been dead for more than 5,000 years. He's been poked, prodded and probed by scientists for the last 20. And yet today, Otzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps nearly two decades ago, continues to keep many secrets.G
6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Amsterdam and Dutch Sidetrips"  Rick explores the riches of the city before visiting dikes, windmills and the world's largest flower market.G
6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Provence"  From St. Remy, Rudy makes forays into the villages and countryside and cities of Provence.G
7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Costal Civilizations of Ancient Peru"  This episode surveys some of the enormous adobe pyramids that still tower over the vast Peruvian countryside. South American archaeological expert Axel Nielsen guides host David Yetman through the premier museum of South America, the Royal Tombs of Sipan, which house some of the richest gold artifacts in the world. From there, they trek to Huaca del Sol and Huaca del Luna, immense pyramids that emphasize the duality and symbolism of the pre-Incan societies. D
7:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Lamb Roman Style/Abbacchio Alla Romana"  Mary Ann re-creates a classic Roman meal, starting with a trip to the butcher to prepare a Marinated Leg of Lamb that's fit for an emperor's feast. Then she shows you the trick of preparing Roman-style Artichokes, and finishes off with a hearty Potato Casserole. Even when you're not in Rome, you can eat as the Romans do. D
8:00 am 
Taste of History  "The Washingtons at Mount Vernon, Part 1"  When George Washington wasn't busy governing a fledgling nation, he enjoyed spending time at his family plantation, Mount Vernon. Tour the "Jewel of the Potomac" and join Chef Walter Staib in Washington's very own kitchen as he prepares some of the first President's favorite dishes such as Roasted Beef Marrow, Baked Stuffed Sturgeon, Roasted Root Vegetables and Citrus Vinaigrette. D
8:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Charles Phan & Wok-Stirring"  The wok- there's a reason why everyone from college students to Italian chefs have one of these in their kitchen. Stir-frying is a technique that can be your best friend when you need to cook on the fly, which is exactly what Ming is doing on this episode of SIMPLY MING. He'll enlist the help of Charles Phan, the chef who put great Vietnamese food on the map in San Francisco. D
9:00 am 
Christina  "Cook Your Way to Health"  Is it possible? Can we cook to create joy? Well, if junk food makes us feel bloated and lethargic, depressed and fat, it only makes sense that healthy natural food would make us feel happy, contented and vital. And just thinking about hot fudge sundaes should take the sting out of healthy eating. D
9:30 am 
Martha Stewart's Cooking School  "Stocks"  Making stock is an exercise in building flavors and, as such, one of the first lessons in any culinary course. Having a steady supply of homemade stock in the freezer will elevate anyone's home cooking. In this episode, Martha shares recipes and techniques for the three most common stocks - chicken (including a time-saving pressure-cooker version), beef and vegetable - as well as useful cooking and storage tips. 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  "Zoe Loves Rocco"  Zoe is hanging out with her pet rock, Rocco, when Alan stops by and sings Rocco's favorite song, "Rocco and Roll." Zoe leaves to get Rocco's hat, and asks Elmo, who's playing astronaut with Baby David nearby, to watch Rocco while she's gone. As Elmo plays with David, a flying disc knocks Rocco to the ground. D
12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "The Amazing Michelinoceras Brothers/Dads' Day Out"  The Amazing Michelinoceras Brothers - The Pteranodon family travels deep underwater on the Dinosaur Train to view two backwards-bounding brothers named Max and Mitch Michelinoceras. The kids are delighted to see that Max and Mitch put on a synchronized swimming show. Dads' Day Out - Buddy, Tiny, and Mr. Pteranodon join Annie Tyrannosaurus and Leroy Lambeosaurus and their dads for a Dads' Day at the Big Pond. D
12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Stars in the Sky"  Princess Pea wants to play in a rainbow, but her mother says it simply can't be done! So the Super Readers soar into the story The Stars in the Sky and accompany a little girl named Ella with a big dream of her own! As the Super Readers climb higher and higher they begin to wonder - will they play with the stars, or merely wish on them? Educational Objectives: To learn about the fun of fantasy, follow the alphabet, practice spelling skills and use the power to read to change the story and save the day!. D
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Be Cool/Elephant Walk"  Be Cool - Phew, it's hot outside! How are Sally and Nick going to stay cool? Cat suggests that they should visit some friends in the Dizzle-dazzle Desert to learn how to keep cool. They learn that some animals are light coloured, some stay out of the sun, and some, like Tommy the coolest toad around, just mooove sloooow. Nick and Sally take their advice, but Cat has an even better idea - run through a sprinkler! Elephant Walk - When building a toy construction set, Nick and Sally wonder if there's such thing as a one-thing-does-it-all tool. D
1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Googly-Eye: The Night Guru"  The Kratt brothers secretly "borrow" Aviva's half finished night vision goggles to go in search of a mysterious nocturnal creature. But when the unstable goggles stop working, the brothers find themselves taken in by the nocturnal society of the tarsier. As they investigate, the Wild Kratts team discovers that nocturnal creatures only come out at night and learn that eyes help a creature see by collecting the light that comes from objects all around. D
2:00 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "High 5 - 5 Ingredient Mains"  The fewer the ingredients, the faster dinner gets to the table - that's why Sara's rustled up some delicious recipes featuring only 5 ingredients, and boy are they good! Try the Roasted Salmon with Hot Mustard Cracker Topping - crunchy on the outside and oh so tender on the inside. Buffalo Rice mixes the best tastes of Buffalo chicken wings - hot sauce, blue cheese, celery, crispy chicken - in a quick and flavorful rice bowl. Sauteed Duck Breasts have an Apricot Szechuan Peppercorn Sauce that's packed with sweet and spicy flavors. D
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 
Song of the Mountains   New North Carolina Ramblers; Buck & Company; Gold Heart. D
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 pm 
My Hero  "Cassie Come Home"  Defrocked superhero Arnie and George are threatened with deportation but George's brush with the North Pole and his increased magnetism solves the problem.G
5:30 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Agent"  To supplement his salary, Mr. Goldberg runs an agency to fix suitable positions for talented members of the sales staff.G
6:00 pm 
As Time Goes By  "The Wedding"  The best man breaks a leg so Lionel's father, Rocky, is asked to step into the wedding party. Jean is now working hard to pair Harry off with Sandy.G
6:30 pm 
Ladies of Letters   Irene Spence (Maureen Lipman) and Vera Small (Anne Reid) see each other at a daughter's wedding, and begin a dutiful correspondence that reveals a battle of wits and egos as they comment upon events in their lives.G
7:00 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances - The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket  "Seaside Fun"  Hyacinth is at the seaside for the fair at a pleasure beach. She looks after a travel-weary elderly lady and deals with an amorous Italian pensioner.G
7:30 pm 
The Thin Blue Line  "Yuletide Spirit"  Christmas comes to Gasfoth and Goody intends to try again with Maggie Habib by giving her some sexy underwear for Christmas. He also buys Fowler a puncture repair kit. Unfortunately, he mixes up the packages.G
8:00 pm 
Outnumbered  "Christmas Special 2009"  It's only Boxing Day but Karen has already made a list of New Year resolutions. There is also an onslaught of unsuitable toys, lost pets, and discussions as to whether robbers and/or aliens have stolen Ben's pants.G
9:00 pm 
My Family  "The Abi Habit"  According to Susan, abstinence makes the heart grow fonder. While Janey looks at having it thrust upon her, for Abi, it seems like a longer-term commitment.G
9:30 pm 
My Hero  "Cassie Come Home"  Defrocked superhero Arnie and George are threatened with deportation but George's brush with the North Pole and his increased magnetism solves the problem.G
10:00 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Agent"  To supplement his salary, Mr. Goldberg runs an agency to fix suitable positions for talented members of the sales staff.G
10:30 pm 
As Time Goes By  "The Wedding"  The best man breaks a leg so Lionel's father, Rocky, is asked to step into the wedding party. Jean is now working hard to pair Harry off with Sandy.G
11:00 pm 
Ladies of Letters   Irene Spence (Maureen Lipman) and Vera Small (Anne Reid) see each other at a daughter's wedding, and begin a dutiful correspondence that reveals a battle of wits and egos as they comment upon events in their lives.G
11:30 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances - The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket  "Seaside Fun"  Hyacinth is at the seaside for the fair at a pleasure beach. She looks after a travel-weary elderly lady and deals with an amorous Italian pensioner.G
11:00 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "La Misma Sonrisa"  This episode features a look at the folk ballet of Mexico. Roberto rapidly recovers in the hospital and meets with Raquel and Arturo.G
11:30 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Entre La Espada Y La Pared"  This episode introduces some phrases one might use as a tourist. Fernando is transferred to a hospital in Guadalajara where he will see a specialist.G
12:00 am 
Learning Science Through Inquiry  "Process Begins: Launching The Inquiry Exploration"  To inquire into specific scientific phenomena, students need to draw upon a foundation of experience. This program shows how you can encourage students to share and discuss what they already know, and to explore the materials and phenomena in an open-ended manner.G
1:00 am 
Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century  "Brazil: The Sleeping Giant"  The sprawling mega-city of Sao Paulo is evidence that Latin America is among the most rapidly urbanizing regions. A Second Chance for Amazonia An American scientist discovers new possibilities for sustainable development in the Amazon basin.G
1:30 am 
Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century  "Cityscapes, Suburban Sprawl"  Boston: Ethnic Mosaic - How has federal empowerment zone funding helped Boston's diverse but poor neighborhoods? Chicago: Farming on the Edge - As in many areas of the US, suburban Chicago just keeps expanding into the surrounding countryside. D
2:00 am 
Biography of America, A  "Civil War"  As the Civil War rages, all eyes turn to Vicksburg, where limited war becomes total war. Professor Miller looks at the ferocity of the fighting, at Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and at the bitter legacy of the battle -- and the war. D
2:30 am 
Biography of America, A  "Reconstruction"  Professor Miller begins the program by evoking in word and picture the battlefield after the battle of Gettysburg. With the assassination of President Lincoln, one sad chapter of American history comes to a close. In the fatigue and cynicism of the Civil War's aftermath, Reconstructionism becomes a promise unfulfilled. D
3:00 am 
Curiosity Quest  "Plate Making"  Join Joel on this unique quest to learn how plastic and foam plates are made. We've all used and seen these products, now get a behind-the-scenes look at how they are transformed. D
3:30 am 
Biz Kid$  "Money Moves"  When money moves between individuals or groups it is called a transaction. Join the Biz Kids and you'll follow a single dollar bill as it moves from a depositor's hand across the counter, down to the vault, over to the Federal Reserve, and finally out to a project the bank is financing. Visit the branch of a real credit union inside a high school where the students are the tellers. D
4:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Waterwise Gardening - Simple Solutions To Reduce Water Usage & Manage Runoff"  San Diego, CA and Seattle, WA. Water is a precious and limited resource, and we are using it at unsustainable rates. But with the proper education and numerous ways to irrigate more efficiently, we can still enjoy a beautiful thriving landscape on a lot less water. D
4:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Quillber's Birthday Present"  It's Aviva's birthday, and Chris and Martin decide to collect shed porcupine quills to make a beautiful necklace as a gift. As they tag along with an African Crested Porcupine, they discover that animals have different ways and even some highly specialized features to defend themselves from predators. For example, porcupine quills are modified hairs, designed by nature into a deadly defense. D
5:00 am 
Chefs A' Field: Culinary Adventures That Begin On The Farm  "Seattle, Washington"  Forager Anna Hoffer and renowned Chef Johnathan Sundstrom of Seattle' s Earth & Ocean Restaurant roam the wilds of the Pacific Northwest in search of Mother Nature's finest ingredients. Chef Sundstrom is one of the only chefs anywhere to offer a daily menu sauvage, built entirely on wild ingredients gathered from the mountains and waters of the Northwest. Recipes: Wild Boar Ravioli in Lobster Mushroom Sauce; Seabean and Heirloom Tomato Salad. D
5:30 am 
Christina Cooks  "Men and a Good Tomato"  Lycopene - the antioxidant found in red tomatoes - is proven to reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men. Christina whips up some recipes high in lycopene, including Gingered Watermelon Salsa, and Spicy Tomato and Zucchini Sauce over Penne. D
6:00 am 
Wild Nevada  "Great Basin National Park"  This trip features Great Basin National Park. Located in the eastern Nevada, the park offers a variety of activities and experiences. Great Basin National Park encompasses the famous Lehman caves, bristlecone pine groves, camp-grounds, a multitude of hiking trails, 13 peaks above 11,000 feet and Nevada's one and only glacier. D
6:30 am 
In The Americas with David Yetman  "The Pride of Guatemala: Tikal of the Mayas"  Yetman accompanies archaeologists who explain the unfolding of Tikal as new discoveries emerge in this large urban center that dates as far back as the 4th century BC and existed as an urban center for six centuries or more.G
7:00 am 
The Woodwright's Shop  "The Case for Books"  So many books, so little space! Say goodbye to cinderblocks and sagging shelves as you see how to cut the essential dado and sliding joints to build this better bookcase. D
7:30 am 
Woodsmith Shop  "Sawhorse Roundup"  Every shop needs a good pair of sawhorses. The Woodsmith editors present a couple of their favorites. They'll start with a traditional heavy-duty, trestle design with mortise and tenon joinery. Then, it's on to an all new stacking-style that locks together with tabs and notches.G
8:00 am 
The Victory Garden  "New"  Host Jamie Durie visits Cornerstone Gardens, a premier collection of new garden design. Correspondent Paul Epsom follows the path from seed to retail sale.G
8:30 am 
For Your Home  "Curb Appeal"  NULL
9:00 am 
Martha's Sewing Room  "Whimsical Trims from a Stick"  Using Whimsy Sticks for creating trims and flowers; Sew Quick, Sew Easy roses for headbands, shoe clips; Heirloom Quilting segment on crazy quilting with the embroidery machine; Hand embroidered ribbon stitch. Guests: Kari Mecca, Nina McVeigh, Gloria McKinnon. D
9:30 am 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "At Dawn's Light"  Take a walk with Bob Ross and catch a glimpse of an early winter morning's light reflected in the misty stillness of forest waters. D
10:00 am 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Guilty Pleasures"  Joanne confesses to her student Kyle that her favorite food is potato chips, but gives him a healthier oven "fried" version. They are so good, it's hard to save a few to go with their bruschetta blue cheese burgers and blueberry nectarine sangria. Recipes: Oven Fried Potato Chips with Marjoram Salt, Bruschetta Burger with Caramelized Onions and Blue Cheese, and Rose Sangria with Blueberry and Nectarines. D
10:30 am 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Class  "Shellfish Orzo Stew & Orange, Avocado Salad"  Joanne shows her student Leigh techniques and pointers for working with and selecting the freshest seafood for a hearty, healthy stew, and how to segment citrus and prepare vinaigrette for a refreshing salad. Recipes: (1) SHELLFISH STEW WITH ORZO, (2) ORANGE, AVOCADO AND GREEN PICHOLINE SALAD. Student: Leigh Balkom - Healthcare Professional. D
11:00 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "La Misma Sonrisa"  This episode features a look at the folk ballet of Mexico. Roberto rapidly recovers in the hospital and meets with Raquel and Arturo.G
11:30 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Entre La Espada Y La Pared"  This episode introduces some phrases one might use as a tourist. Fernando is transferred to a hospital in Guadalajara where he will see a specialist.G
12:00 pm 
Learning Science Through Inquiry  "Process Begins: Launching The Inquiry Exploration"  To inquire into specific scientific phenomena, students need to draw upon a foundation of experience. This program shows how you can encourage students to share and discuss what they already know, and to explore the materials and phenomena in an open-ended manner.G
1:00 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Conservation of Momentum"  What keeps the universe ticking away until the end of time?. D
1:30 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Harmonic Motion"  The music and mathematics of periodic motion. D
2:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Civil War"  As the Civil War rages, all eyes turn to Vicksburg, where limited war becomes total war. Professor Miller looks at the ferocity of the fighting, at Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and at the bitter legacy of the battle -- and the war. D
2:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Reconstruction"  Professor Miller begins the program by evoking in word and picture the battlefield after the battle of Gettysburg. With the assassination of President Lincoln, one sad chapter of American history comes to a close. In the fatigue and cynicism of the Civil War's aftermath, Reconstructionism becomes a promise unfulfilled. D
3:00 pm 
Curiosity Quest  "Plate Making"  Join Joel on this unique quest to learn how plastic and foam plates are made. We've all used and seen these products, now get a behind-the-scenes look at how they are transformed. D
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Money Moves"  When money moves between individuals or groups it is called a transaction. Join the Biz Kids and you'll follow a single dollar bill as it moves from a depositor's hand across the counter, down to the vault, over to the Federal Reserve, and finally out to a project the bank is financing. Visit the branch of a real credit union inside a high school where the students are the tellers. D
4:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Skills"  Keith is invited to join the Electric Company, but before he can take the oath, Francine swoops in and steals his special skill. Can the Electric Company help him get it back, or will Keith be powerless forever?. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Spheres of Fears"  In his latest and possibly maddest scheme ever, Hacker traps Digit and the kids in one of the dreaded Spheres of Fears, a mini-galaxy of orbs populated by eerie creatures called Creepers. He wants them out of the way so that Delete, in a diva star turn, can impersonate Motherboard and convince everyone in Cyberspace to cause chaos everywhere. No one can stop him now! To unlock the door and escape their Sphere, the kids must find the codebook-which Digit remembers is at the opposite end of the Sphere's diameter. D
5:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Cattle Call"  Grilled Steak With Lemon-Thyme Butter; Spicy Rib Roast; Veal Chops With Caper Sauce; Braised Beef In Red Wine. D
5:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Crepes and Croissants"  Host Christopher Kimball takes a trip to Paris in search of the best croissants. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make foolproof Croissants right at home. And finally, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to flawless Crepes. D
6:00 pm 
Winemakers  "Marketing and Label Design"  The four remaining contestants are getting close to the final round. In this challenge they must establish a wine style and also come up with a label design, branding image and business plan for that wine. They will be given access to a team of marketing experts, label designers and advertising agencies to help them, but they have only one week to get it done. D
6:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Dingle, Co Kerry - Part 2"  NULL
7:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "The Case for Books"  So many books, so little space! Say goodbye to cinderblocks and sagging shelves as you see how to cut the essential dado and sliding joints to build this better bookcase. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Heart of England and South Wales"  After King Arthur country at Glastonbury, Rick goes to prehistoric Stonehenge. He meets an eccentric lord in the Cotswolds, and visits an evocative ruined abbey in South Wales.G
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Belgium"  Burt takes a look at Belgium and tours the capital city of Brussels. We'll find out why beer is the national drink and sample one flavored with cherries. We'll discover why the hand of a giant became the symbol of the city of Antwerp and find out why food experts love Belgian cooking. D
8:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Cattle Call"  Grilled Steak With Lemon-Thyme Butter; Spicy Rib Roast; Veal Chops With Caper Sauce; Braised Beef In Red Wine. D
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Crepes and Croissants"  Host Christopher Kimball takes a trip to Paris in search of the best croissants. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make foolproof Croissants right at home. And finally, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to flawless Crepes. D
9:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "Some Like It Hot: The Story of Chili Peppers"  Burt looks at how the hot pepper spread around the world and changed cooking in China and India.G
10:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Eat Your Vegetables"  Joanne eases the anxiety that can sometimes set in when a vegetarian is coming to dinner. Working with her fitness specialist student Randy she prepares a satisfying bulgur and feta salad and fried potato and spiced red pepper frittata that would satisfy vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Recipes: Bulgur, Feta and Oven-Dried Tomato Salad and Fried Potato and Spiced Red Pepper Frittata. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Heart of England and South Wales"  After King Arthur country at Glastonbury, Rick goes to prehistoric Stonehenge. He meets an eccentric lord in the Cotswolds, and visits an evocative ruined abbey in South Wales.G
11:00 pm 
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
11:00 pm 
Frontline  "Climate of Doubt"  Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. D
12:00 am 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
1:00 am 
1:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   T.C. Boyle (author). D
2:00 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
3:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
3:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Peter Nicks (Director, "The Waiting Room"). D
4:00 am 
4:30 am 
Second Opinion  "Foodborne Illness"  E. Coli is one of several dangerous foodborne pathogens that can cause severe illness and even death. Learn from experts how to protect yourself from foodborne illness, which is often referred to as food poisoning. D
5:00 am 
Voces On PBS  "Lemon"  This documentary profiles three-time felon, one-time Tony Award-winner Lemon Anderson, an acclaimed Puerto Rican American poet who broke out on Broadway in Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam. Lemon's life personalizes the anguish of men, clinging to the margins of society, but fighting for something more. D
6:00 am 
NOVA scienceNOW  "How Smart Can We Get?"  How do you get a genius brain? Is it all in your DNA? Or is it hard work? Is it possible that everyone's brain has untapped genius - just waiting for the right circumstances so it can be unleashed? From a man who suddenly acquired an extraordinary musical gift after a freak head injury to a "memory athlete" who can remember strings of hundreds of random numbers, David Pogue meets people stretching the boundaries of what the human mind can do. Then, Pogue puts himself to the test: After high-res scanning, he finds out how the anatomy of his brain measures up against the greatest mind of the century - Albert Einstein. D
7:00 am 
NOVA  "Making Stuff Smaller"  The second part of this mini-series explores the tiny - even microscopic - devices such as transistors and microchips that are designed to make our everyday appliances even smaller and easier to transport. Part 2 of 4G
8:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
9:00 am 
Tavis Smiley   Peter Nicks (Director, "The Waiting Room"). D
9:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   T.C. Boyle (author). D
10:00 am 
10:30 am 
Second Opinion  "Foodborne Illness"  E. Coli is one of several dangerous foodborne pathogens that can cause severe illness and even death. Learn from experts how to protect yourself from foodborne illness, which is often referred to as food poisoning. D
11:00 am 
Voces On PBS  "Lemon"  This documentary profiles three-time felon, one-time Tony Award-winner Lemon Anderson, an acclaimed Puerto Rican American poet who broke out on Broadway in Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam. Lemon's life personalizes the anguish of men, clinging to the margins of society, but fighting for something more. D
12:00 pm 
NOVA scienceNOW  "How Smart Can We Get?"  How do you get a genius brain? Is it all in your DNA? Or is it hard work? Is it possible that everyone's brain has untapped genius - just waiting for the right circumstances so it can be unleashed? From a man who suddenly acquired an extraordinary musical gift after a freak head injury to a "memory athlete" who can remember strings of hundreds of random numbers, David Pogue meets people stretching the boundaries of what the human mind can do. Then, Pogue puts himself to the test: After high-res scanning, he finds out how the anatomy of his brain measures up against the greatest mind of the century - Albert Einstein. D
1:00 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
1:30 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
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Voces On PBS  "Lemon"  This documentary profiles three-time felon, one-time Tony Award-winner Lemon Anderson, an acclaimed Puerto Rican American poet who broke out on Broadway in Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam. Lemon's life personalizes the anguish of men, clinging to the margins of society, but fighting for something more. D
5:00 pm 
NOVA scienceNOW  "How Smart Can We Get?"  How do you get a genius brain? Is it all in your DNA? Or is it hard work? Is it possible that everyone's brain has untapped genius - just waiting for the right circumstances so it can be unleashed? From a man who suddenly acquired an extraordinary musical gift after a freak head injury to a "memory athlete" who can remember strings of hundreds of random numbers, David Pogue meets people stretching the boundaries of what the human mind can do. Then, Pogue puts himself to the test: After high-res scanning, he finds out how the anatomy of his brain measures up against the greatest mind of the century - Albert Einstein. D
6:00 pm 
NOVA  "Making Stuff Smaller"  The second part of this mini-series explores the tiny - even microscopic - devices such as transistors and microchips that are designed to make our everyday appliances even smaller and easier to transport. Part 2 of 4G
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
NOVA scienceNOW  "How Smart Can We Get?"  How do you get a genius brain? Is it all in your DNA? Or is it hard work? Is it possible that everyone's brain has untapped genius - just waiting for the right circumstances so it can be unleashed? From a man who suddenly acquired an extraordinary musical gift after a freak head injury to a "memory athlete" who can remember strings of hundreds of random numbers, David Pogue meets people stretching the boundaries of what the human mind can do. Then, Pogue puts himself to the test: After high-res scanning, he finds out how the anatomy of his brain measures up against the greatest mind of the century - Albert Einstein. D
11:00 pm 
NOVA  "Making Stuff Smaller"  The second part of this mini-series explores the tiny - even microscopic - devices such as transistors and microchips that are designed to make our everyday appliances even smaller and easier to transport. Part 2 of 4G

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