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October 30, 2012
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5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "The People Vs. Grandma Ruffman"  Grandma's accused of trying to break Ruff's twin, Scruff Ruffman, out of prison! The FETCHers try the case with help from real lawyers in a real courtroom with a real judge. D
5:30 pm 
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
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PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Ottomans Versus Christians: Battle for the Mediterranean  "Empire Builders"  Host Julian Davison begins in Istanbul, gateway between East and West, where he charts the rise of the Ottomans and their conquest of Constantinople, now transformed to Istanbul. He reveals the inner workings of the Ottoman system, secrets of its army, intrigues and power games of the Sultans, and the rise of the Ottoman Navy. He travels to Rhodes to explore the city and its conquest by the Ottomans. Part 1 of 3G
8:00 pm 
Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize   The recipient of the 14th Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is honored by her colleagues. The star-studded tributes include those from Kristin Chenoweth, Jimmy Kimmel, Jason Mraz and Lily Tomlin.G
9:30 pm 
Erma Bombeck: Legacy of Laughter   This film examines the life and career of the late American humorist. Archival photographs, video clips and personal memorabilia trace Bombeck's life from her childhood during the Great Depression to her work as a women's rights activist. Interviews with family, friends and colleagues and readings from her work expand the portrait. Her neighbor, friend and former talk-show host Phil Donahue narrates the profile.G
10:00 pm 
Frontline  "Big Sky, Big Money"  In collaboration with public radio's "Marketplace," FRONTLINE travels to Montana, epicenter of the campaign finance debate, for a tale of money, politics and intrigue. The state tried to challenge the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision in court. Montana is now investigating suspected campaign abuses and playing host to a bitter U.S. Senate race.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
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
7:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1930's"  Though overshadowed by the Great Depression, there is no shortage of ingenuity in the 1930s. The 2-way radio gets miniaturized and the world's first portable walkie-talkie goes on the air. The electric guitar changes popular music forever and commuters become a cash cow for cities when the parking meter is introduced. Part 4 of 10G
8:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Hidden Motives"  Alda visits scientists who study why people do the things they do, exploring how the unconscious determines behavior.G
8:30 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "The Secret Canyon"  Alda follows experts investigating a little known canyon in the United States that includes well-preserved 1,000-year-old remains.G
9:00 pm 
NOVA scienceNOW  "How Smart Can We Get?"  From a man who suddenly acquires a musical gift after a freak head injury to a "memory athlete" who can remember strings of hundreds of random numbers, host 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 Albert Einstein's brain.G
10:00 pm 
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
11:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1930's"  Though overshadowed by the Great Depression, there is no shortage of ingenuity in the 1930s. The 2-way radio gets miniaturized and the world's first portable walkie-talkie goes on the air. The electric guitar changes popular music forever and commuters become a cash cow for cities when the parking meter is introduced. Part 4 of 10G
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Lights, Camera, Beetles"  Jessica and Hector plan to surprise their cousin with a bug zoo for his birthday party. When Francine steals the prized rhino beetle, it's up to the Electric Company to get it back in time to save the party. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Castleblanca"  (topic: Finding Meaning from Data) - Dr. Marbles is captured by Hacker and taken to Castleblanca, a cyberspace version of Transylvania. Hacker's goal: transfer Marbles' brainpower into his newly-built robot named Megabyte! Summoned by Motherboard, the kids and Digit arrive with the knowledge that Hacker has taken Marbles to a castle - but which one? There are hundreds and hundreds of castles. To find Marbles, the kids must master the art of properly collecting data, organizing it and graphing the results - which are sometimes surprising! The Big Idea: Data is a lot more than a collection of numbers. D
6:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Vegetable Bounty"  Endive With Olives; Stewed Navy Beans; Gratin Of Leeks; Classic Ratatouille; Tomatoes Maison. D
6:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Soup and Bread from Scratch"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals the problem with whole wheat flour. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews Pullman bread pans to see if they live up to the hype. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat flour. D
7:00 pm 
Winemakers  "Harvest Challenge"  In the first episode, 12 people from all walks of life arrive on the gorgeous Central Coast of California just as the grape harvest kicks into high gear. It's initiation by fire as the contestants work around the clock for 48 hours picking grapes, cleaning tanks and making wine. In the end we separate the mere wine lover from the budding wine maker and find out who has the drive and dedication to become a winemaker. D
7:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "The Skelligs, Co Kerry"  NULL
8:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Sawing Secrets"  Chris Schwarz, editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, joins Roy to explore the three classes of English sawcuts. Chris reveals the devious French tenon cheat and even shows us how to saw without a saw!. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Surprising Bulgaria"  Rick finds a time warp of old and new chic shops in the city, and donkey carts in the country.G
9:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "San Francisco, California"  San Francisco is a city whose present day gleam began with the discovery of glittering gold. The people who settled San Francisco came from all over the world and as they mixed together they established the traditions that make San Francisco what it is today. We'll look at the city's unique history, love of opulence and appreciation of good food. D
9:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Vegetable Bounty"  Endive With Olives; Stewed Navy Beans; Gratin Of Leeks; Classic Ratatouille; Tomatoes Maison. D
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Soup and Bread from Scratch"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals the problem with whole wheat flour. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews Pullman bread pans to see if they live up to the hype. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat flour. D
10:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "Domesticated Bliss: The Story of Livestock In America"  Burt traces the changes brought to America with the introduction of chicken, pigs, horses and cattle from Europe.G
11:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Asia Express"  Joanne embraces teaching traditional recipes and then showing new ways to use them. She and her student Reggie make mayonnaise and create an Asian inspired meal of tuna burgers with wasabi mayonnaise and Thai cabbage and grapefruit slaw, leaving Reggie wondering if he will ever buy mayonnaise again. Recipes: Grilled Yellowtail Tuna Burgers with Wasabi Mayonnaise and Thai Cabbage and Grapefruit Slaw. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Surprising Bulgaria"  Rick finds a time warp of old and new chic shops in the city, and donkey carts in the country.G
5:00 pm 
Nature  "Outback Pelicans"  Once every 10 years or so in Australia's arid Outback, rains and floods create the country's largest lake. Some 100,000 pelicans - a third of all the pelicans in Australia - arrive for the event to feed on fish washed in on floods and the billions of brine shrimp and other crustaceans, which hatch and grow to adulthood in a few days. The pelicans court and raise as many families as possible before the water and food disappear again.G
6:00 pm 
Aspen Institute Presents  "Our Planet: 7 Billion and Counting"  Speakers: Helene Gayle, Joel Achenbach, David Breashears, Richard Daley. D
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 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
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9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Aspen Institute Presents  "Our Planet: 7 Billion and Counting"  Speakers: Helene Gayle, Joel Achenbach, David Breashears, Richard Daley. D

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