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October 3, 2012
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11:30 am 
Caillou  "Caillou Discovers"  Caillou discovers new things today and is so excited when Daddy brings home a computer. He learns to share the computer with his entire family - even Gilbert! Caillou and Leo are playing dinosaurs in the backyard and discover a fish fossil rock. They visit the library to learn more about dinosaurs and fossils. D
12:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Shrinking Blankey and the Awful Tooth"  The Shrinking Blankey: Baby Bop's blankey seems to be getting smaller; she's convinced it's shrinking. But Barney shows her that, actually, SHE is growing. She is not sure she likes this idea at first, but Barney soon helps her see that growing and changing are very good things! Educational theme: Growing. D
12:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Good Deeds"  It is a busy day in Sodor as Knapford Station is being decorated. Emily is collecting the flowers for the new window boxes, but when Mavis does not say hello, Emily assumes she is sad and chuffs to the quarry to cheer her up with some of the flowers. The flowers end up in the way of the engines' work. D
1:00 pm 
Curious George  "George's Home Run/Monkey On Ice"  George's Home Run - While Marco tries to hit his first Little League home run, George gets to play scorekeeper. Unfortunately, he can't remember the order of the numbers, so he isn't getting it quite right. Marco helps out by using a catchy song to teach George how to count from 1-10 and then George returns the favor by agreeing to be a pinch runner for an injured Marco. D
1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Therapy Dog/Martha's Duck Trouble"  Therapy Dog - Martha becomes a hospital therapy dog, spreading cheer among the patients. Martha's Duck Trouble - Ralph, the wounded duck from the lake, has settled in at Martha's house to convalesce.G
2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk!"  Manny has borrowed the Skeleckian Shrinkanator 3002, an invention with the power to shrink anything down to a very small size. When Marcus and Jessica accidentally get shrunk, The Electric Company has to get the Shrinkinator back from Manny to get them back to normal size! This becomes even more difficult when Manny shrinks himself and is nowhere to be found. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Risky Chuckness/That's Entertainment"  Risky Chuckness - When Two-Brains catches wind of the fact that Chuck is home alone he invites all of the villains to his house. WordGirl makes a surprise appearance at the villain gathering only to discover that she is surrounded by her most dangerous foes. In an effort to preserve his house, Chuck teams up with WordGirl to stop the other villains in their tracks. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "The Blue and the Gray"  Martin and Chris are absorbed in a hilarious competition to discover who is the best acorn planter, blue jays or gray squirrels, when a strange Creature Power Suit malfunction transforms Martin into an acorn and grows him into an Oak tree! Chris activates the squirrel powers of his Creature Power Suit, but gets waylaid by a bobcat and goshawk, and the Aviva, Koki, and Jimmy can't find them. It'll take some animal-loving Wild Kratts kids to get them out of this mess. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Father's Day"  It's the annual Father's Day Parade in Tikiville, and Creech's father, Max (Matthew Broderick), is this year's Cyberdad of the Year. Max was once a schoolmate of Hacker's - and continually bested Hacker in all of their endeavors. Hacker has decided it's time to get even and this time he's got a really clever plan. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "What's Bugging Ruff"  Noel, Sammy and Jay are dispatched to Thompson Island where they learn about insects and their habitats while Harsha learns about powwows in New Mexico. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Unfinished/D.W., Bossy Boots"  Unfinished: Arthur is completely riveted by a book and can't wait to see how it ends. Butà oh no! The last few pages are missing! Now what? Will Arthur ever find out what happens to Dr. Gustavius Boles and Caleb Trimingham on their round-the-world balloon adventure? Or will Arthur have to make up his own ending? D.W., Bossy Boots: For D.W. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk!"  Manny has borrowed the Skeleckian Shrinkanator 3002, an invention with the power to shrink anything down to a very small size. When Marcus and Jessica accidentally get shrunk, The Electric Company has to get the Shrinkinator back from Manny to get them back to normal size! This becomes even more difficult when Manny shrinks himself and is nowhere to be found. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   American companies added more workers than expected in September according to a closely-watched payrolls report. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with one of the economists behind the report. The economy will be front and center at tonight's presidential debate. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS Newshour Debates: A Special Report  "2012 - Presidential Debate"  Jim Lehrer, executive editor of PBS NewsHour, moderates this first debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six segments of approximately 15 minutes long each on topics selected by the moderator and announced before the debate.G
8:00 pm 
Nature  "Kilauea: Mountain of Fire"  The mountain on Hawaii's Big Island is the world's most active volcano. The eruption that began in 1983 is ongoing, offering filmmaker Paul Atkins the chance to capture the cataclysmic meeting of 2000-degree lava and 75-degree ocean water.G
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Trapped In An Elevator"  More than 325 million people travel vertically by elevator daily in the United States. NOVA reveals the secret life of these machines and investigates personal stories of passengers who have been caught inside when the machinery fails. The program looks at the world's fastest elevator, maintenance in Manhattan skyscrapers, the Otis Test Tower and new computer controls.G
10:00 pm 
Hustle   Albert is already priming the next mark as team members are finishing up what they consider to be a genius con. They turn their attention to ex-banker Piggy Richardson who has been hounded by the media after a pension scandal. However just as the new plan begins to fall into place, a mysterious woman inquires about Mickey's whereabouts and throws everything into disarray.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "New Neighbors /Don's Collection"  New Neighbors - Mr. Pteranodon is annoyed when a new hooting family moves in next door! The new neighbors are a family of Lambeosaurus. Through a bit of compromising, the Pteranodon and Lambeousaurus families agree on terms they can both live with and become fast friends. Don's Collection - Don and new neighbor, Lily Lambeosaurus, stay at Pteranodon Terrace when the other kids take a day trip to the Big Pond. D
12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Ugly Duckling: Becoming A Swan"  Pig is too big for his bed and his sneakers are pinching his feet - what is going on? The superhero readers zoom into the story of The Ugly Duckling: Becoming a Swan, and meet a little guy who is experiencing growing pains of his own. Super Why and his friends help Duckling accept himself as he is while Pig learns an important lesson about the benefits of getting bigger. Educational Objectives: To learn about getting bigger. D
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Night Lights/Go Snails Go!"  Night Lights - Nick and Sally are making shadow puppets with the Cat in the Hat, but the batteries in the flashlight have gone out! They jump into the Thingamajigger and shrink down to visit the fireflies that live in the backyard. There they learn that the fireflies communicate by flashing their lights. And when the fireflies provide the light the kids need, the shadow puppet show can continue! Go Snails Go! - Nick, Sally and the Cat have been invited along on a snail expedition! They jump into the Thingamajigger and shrink down to meet up with Lewis and Clark, the two snails leading the way! As they travel through the forest of Slippity-Goo, having fun sliding in their own shells, the kids learn about all the different ways snails use their shells. D
1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Koala Balloon"  Martin and Chris must protect a young koala stranded in the Australian Outback, and help him get back to his Eucalyptus forest habitat. On their quest to return the adorable animal home, the brothers discover lots of interesting facts about how animals are specialized to their own environment, and with some tips from an intrepid desert dweller called the thorny devil, they must survive the desert crossing and bring the koala home. D
2:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Salmon River Lodges and Legacies"  This special travels the Salmon River, stopping each night at a historic lodge to meet the people, who continue in the footsteps of hearty pioneers in the wild heart of Idaho. Each stop reveals a rich history. Rafters, guides, boat operators and residents all reveal how they are drawn to the river repeatedly - or permanently.G
3:00 pm 
Bluegrass Underground  "Jim Lauderdale"  Equal parts Rhinestone Cowboy and Borscht Belt comic, two-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Jim Lauderdale's talents dance across the worlds of country (writing hits for George Jones and George Strait), rock (writing with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter), Americana and bluegrass (with icon Ralph Stanley). Featuring Randy Kohrs on tenor vocals/dobro and the Steeldrivers' Richard Bailey on banjo, the Jim Lauderdale Bluegrass Band is unique and an absolute must-see performance. D
3:30 pm 
Music Voyager  "Eastern Tennessee: Cradle of Country Music"  Host Jacob Edgar begins his Tennessee journey in Bristol, the city in the northeast corner of the state that proudly calls itself the birthplace of country music. He visits 96-year-old Georgia Warren, the last surviving participant of the legendary "Bristol Sessions" of 1927, which introduced the sounds of Appalachia to a wide audience. While in Bristol, he catches a street performance by musical nomads Megan Jean & the KFB and checks out Knoxville-based The Black Lillies performing at one of Bristol's many outdoor concerts. D
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 pm 
Land Girls  "Back to the Land"  New girl Connie Carter causes mayhem from the moment she arrives. Finch desperately tries to save his beloved pet pig. A visit from a wealthy American industrialist spells intrigue at the Manor House.G
6:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Death of a Stranger, Part 1"  DCI Barnaby returns from a holiday trip to find an unidentified tramp has been beaten to death in the woods near the village of Marshwood. While he was away, Supt. Ronald Pringle, just before his retirement, quickly arrested a local young man. Barnaby's suspicion that the man arrested is innocent is reinforced when there is an attempted suicide at the same spot. Part 1 of 2G
7:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Upstairs Downstairs"  It is 1936 and a new family moves into 165 Eaton Place, six years after the Bellamy family moved out following the economic crash. Sir Hallam (Ed Stoppard) and Lady Agnes (Keeley Hawes) Holland hire Rose (Jean Marsh), now proprietor of a domestic employment agency, to assemble a staff. The new servants are soon put to a test during a party that threatens to destroy Sir Hallam's career. Part 1 of 3G
8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Upstairs Downstairs"  A German-Jewish refugee comes to 165 Eaton Place as a maid, prompting a range of reactions from upstairs and down. Her experiences culminate in a crisis tied to the fascist movement sweeping Britain. Part 2 of 3G
9:00 pm 
Call The Midwife  "S1 E1"  Newly minted midwife Jenny Lee arrives in the East End of London to begin her career in the spring of 1957. After overcoming the initial shock that her new home, Nonnatus House, is a convent and not a private hospital, she soon is immersed in her new life. Living with nuns and working in a community of colorful characters are entirely new experiences for Jenny, who comes from an affluent country home.G
10:00 pm 
Land Girls  "Back to the Land"  New girl Connie Carter causes mayhem from the moment she arrives. Finch desperately tries to save his beloved pet pig. A visit from a wealthy American industrialist spells intrigue at the Manor House.G
11:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Death of a Stranger, Part 1"  DCI Barnaby returns from a holiday trip to find an unidentified tramp has been beaten to death in the woods near the village of Marshwood. While he was away, Supt. Ronald Pringle, just before his retirement, quickly arrested a local young man. Barnaby's suspicion that the man arrested is innocent is reinforced when there is an attempted suicide at the same spot. Part 1 of 2G
11:30 am 
Habitable Planet, The  "Ecosystems"  Scientists from the Smithsonian Center for Tropical Research document the astounding abundance of diversity in tropical rainforests to discover why so many species coexist that are competing for the same resources. In North America, the Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction project explores why removing just one species dramatically changed the distribution of plants and animals up and down the food web. D
12:00 pm 
French In Action  "Residences IV"  The Belleaus's doorbell rings again. Marie-Laure reports that it was a man in black asking if she had a sister who looked like an actress. Robert tries in vain to arrange room and board at the Belleaus's.G
12:30 pm 
French In Action  "Entertainment I"  After dinner, everyone says goodnight except Mireille and Robert. They decide to see a movie the following day, and arrange to meet in Montparnasse, at a cafe near the movie theater.G
1:00 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "A New Corporate Order"  Explosion of U. S. industry after Civil War, and factors which motivate unprecedented growth. Power and wealth amassed by corporate magnates. Recruitment of labor force. Women and children in the workforce. Workers attempts to organize for better wages and working conditions. Measures used to stifle worker discontent.G
1:30 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "The Age of the City"  Industrialization shifts economic power and population to cities. Increase in immigration and ethnic neighborhoods; nativist reaction. City planning and infrastructure; urban transportation. Housing for wealthy, middle class, poor families. Threat of poverty, fire, disease. Growth of political machines, bossism. Consumerism. New leisure pastimes.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 
SciGirls  "Blowin' in the Wind"  SciGirl Hannah and her friends design and build their own working miniature wind farm. D
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Business Structures"  What structure is right for your future business? It's not just "incorporated" anymore. Join us and learn about LLCs, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and more. Examine the pros and cons of each business structure and discover which one could be right for you. D
4:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk!"  Manny has borrowed the Skeleckian Shrinkanator 3002, an invention with the power to shrink anything down to a very small size. When Marcus and Jessica accidentally get shrunk, The Electric Company has to get the Shrinkinator back from Manny to get them back to normal size! This becomes even more difficult when Manny shrinks himself and is nowhere to be found. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Father's Day"  It's the annual Father's Day Parade in Tikiville, and Creech's father, Max (Matthew Broderick), is this year's Cyberdad of the Year. Max was once a schoolmate of Hacker's - and continually bested Hacker in all of their endeavors. Hacker has decided it's time to get even and this time he's got a really clever plan. D
5:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "From Coast to Coast: Three Favorite pastas in America"  NULL
5:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Retro Desserts"  Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Banana Pudding. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for finemesh strainers. And finally, Erin updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make the ultimate Chiffon Cake. D
6:00 pm 
Uncorked: Wine Made Simple  "Uncorked: Napa Valley"  Napa is the premier wine-producing region of the United States and while great wine is produced in other parts of California, Napa Valley boasts an extraordinary list of famous wineries and wine makers. In this episode, we learn what makes Cabernet Sauvignon the undisputed king of Napa Valley. We visit a winery built with Hapsburg era stones imported from Austria, and the American Center for Food & Wine; and adult Disney World of wine and food. D
6:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Dublin and Dun Laoghaire"  NULL
7:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Refinishing With Spray Paint; Installing a Pre-Finished Wood Floor"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor refinish several worn out items using spray paint. Then, general contractor Tom Silva removes wall-to-wall carpet and installs a pre-finished wood floor. And in the loft, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows Kevin some new household devices that can be operated "hands-free. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Oslo"  Rick finds evidence of the proud Norwegian spirit in the country's capital - from Viking ships to a sleek new opera house, from World War II tales of terrorism to the constant festival at the thriving harbor. He takes in major art pieces and sails with friends in a fjord.G
8:00 pm 
Grand View  "North Cascades National Park"  This episode explores the dynamic features of the North Cascades. This beautiful park is home to jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and over 700 glaciers; It is also renown for it's unbelievable hikes. Baumann is accompanied by park ranger, Ryan Booth and Sherman Williams Sr, as they discuss the landscape of this beautiful region; Paula Ogden-Muse, national park ecologist; and Native American, Dorothy Stark, reveal the details of the region's natural and human history. D
8:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "From Coast to Coast: Three Favorite pastas in America"  NULL
9:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Retro Desserts"  Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Banana Pudding. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for finemesh strainers. And finally, Erin updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make the ultimate Chiffon Cake. D
9:30 pm 
Great American Seafood Cook-Off   Fires blazed and seafood sizzled as New Orleans hosted the fifth annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off in August 2008. During the two-day competition, 15 chefs from 14 different states prepared their best dishes using the seafood indigenous to their state. Famed New Orleans chef John Besh, the winner of the 2004 competition and the 2006 James Beard Foundation's Best Chef of the Southeast, hosted the event. D
10:00 pm 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "New Varieties of Cherries"  The Pences visit a family-run orchard along Oregon's famous "Hood River Fruit Loop" and bring back some interesting new varieties of cherries. Flank Steak with Cherry and Onion Chutney; Chocolate Shortcakes with Sour Cherry Compote. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Oslo"  Rick finds evidence of the proud Norwegian spirit in the country's capital - from Viking ships to a sleek new opera house, from World War II tales of terrorism to the constant festival at the thriving harbor. He takes in major art pieces and sails with friends in a fjord.G
11:00 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "El Rescate"  In Mexico, Raquel and Angela come to the aid of someone with a surprising connection to don Fernando.G
11:30 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Atrapados"  The Castillo family deals with a number of problems, including the hospitalization of don Fernando.G
12:00 pm 
POV  "El Velador (The Night Watchman)"  Award-winning director Natalia Almada ("Al Otro Lado," POV, 2005; "El General," POV, 2009) returns with a mesmerizing new film. From dusk to dawn, "El Velador (The Night Watchman)" accompanies Martin, a guard who watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico's most notorious drug lords. In the labyrinth of the cemetery, this film about violence without violence reminds us that, amid the turmoil of a drug war that has claimed more than 50,000 lives, ordinary existence persists in Mexico and quietly defies the dead. D
1:00 pm 
Frontline  "The Pot Republic"  FRONTLINE's primetime monthly newsmagazine returns with three new stories, leading with a timely report from the frontlines of marijuana legalization in California. The bulk of the marijuana consumed in the United States used to come across the border from Mexico, Canada and elsewhere. Now, more than half of it is believed to be home grown in California, where an enormous black market has emerged under the cover of the state's medical marijuana law. D
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Narcotic Farm   The story of the U.S. Public Health Service Narcotic Farm, a federal prison for the rehabilitation of drug addicts and how government scientists tried for 40 years to discover a cure for drug addiction. The film is also the subject of a book, written by filmmakers JP Olsen and Luke Walden and historian Dr. Nancy Campbell, and published by Harry Abrams. D
5:00 pm 
POV  "El Velador (The Night Watchman)"  Award-winning director Natalia Almada ("Al Otro Lado," POV, 2005; "El General," POV, 2009) returns with a mesmerizing new film. From dusk to dawn, "El Velador (The Night Watchman)" accompanies Martin, a guard who watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico's most notorious drug lords. In the labyrinth of the cemetery, this film about violence without violence reminds us that, amid the turmoil of a drug war that has claimed more than 50,000 lives, ordinary existence persists in Mexico and quietly defies the dead. D
6:00 pm 
Frontline  "The Pot Republic"  FRONTLINE's primetime monthly newsmagazine returns with three new stories, leading with a timely report from the frontlines of marijuana legalization in California. The bulk of the marijuana consumed in the United States used to come across the border from Mexico, Canada and elsewhere. Now, more than half of it is believed to be home grown in California, where an enormous black market has emerged under the cover of the state's medical marijuana law. D
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
POV  "El Velador (The Night Watchman)"  Award-winning director Natalia Almada ("Al Otro Lado," POV, 2005; "El General," POV, 2009) returns with a mesmerizing new film. From dusk to dawn, "El Velador (The Night Watchman)" accompanies Martin, a guard who watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico's most notorious drug lords. In the labyrinth of the cemetery, this film about violence without violence reminds us that, amid the turmoil of a drug war that has claimed more than 50,000 lives, ordinary existence persists in Mexico and quietly defies the dead. D
11:00 pm 
Frontline  "The Pot Republic"  FRONTLINE's primetime monthly newsmagazine returns with three new stories, leading with a timely report from the frontlines of marijuana legalization in California. The bulk of the marijuana consumed in the United States used to come across the border from Mexico, Canada and elsewhere. Now, more than half of it is believed to be home grown in California, where an enormous black market has emerged under the cover of the state's medical marijuana law. D

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