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September 30, 2012
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11:00 am 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   Girls with Guns: Second Amendment advocates tweet pictures of their young daughters with guns in their hands. This after Republican Vice President nominee Paul Ryan was spotted purchasing hunting equipment for his 10-year-old daughter. Is this going too far? Science and discrimination: Female undergraduate science students learn their professors find them less competent than their male counterparts, even when their qualifications are equal. D
11:30 am 
12:00 pm 
Closer to Truth  "How Do Human Brains Think and Feel?"  Nothing means anything without our brains: not science, not theology, not politics, not love. Everything we know and do-all the sense of human thought, all the feelings of human emotion-all are the product of the brains in our heads. D
12:30 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Fancy Footworks 2, Part 3"  Do you have extra presser feet hiding in your accessory box? Dig out your specialty presser feet and save some sewing time and effort using the Bias Binding Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Sequins 'n Ribbon Foot, and the Free-Motion Quilting Foot. Nancy teaches you how to use these feet to their full potential in this workbook style class that has you sew and save your samples. D
1:00 pm 
Quilting Arts  "Modern Day Quilting"  Contemporary quilters are redefining just what modern means. First, Heather Jones presents a scrappy contemporary log cabin pillow with a modern quilt aesthetic. Then, meet Deborah Boschert for illuminated letters-using text as a design element for one-of-a-kind quilts. D
1:30 pm 
Hometime  "Quartz Kitchen Remodel"  Dean, Miriam and the crew demo some old kitchen countertops and install new quartz surfaces. D
2:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Book Rack and Mantel Clock"  Watch the editors of Woodsmith demonstrate how to create a stylish book rack or an elegant mantel clock in a weekend. D
2:30 pm 
This Old House  "Barrington Project, Part 10 of 10"  As the project winds down in Barrington, Rhode Island, master carpenter Norm Abram and host Kevin O'Connor congratulate builder Andy Tiplady on a job well done, while plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows homeowner Geoff Allen an advanced programmable thermostat with a 7" LCD screen. Window treatment specialist Ian Gibbs installs solar shades on the first floor, which will give some privacy and UV protection, while still allowing in light and views. Upstairs, closet designer Erin Hardy shows Kevin how she divided up the shared master closet to accommodate both "his and hers" spaces. D
3:00 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
3:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Backyard Orchards (St. Louis, MO)"  Beyond growing fresh herbs and produce, gardeners are now expanding to fruit as well. Even with limited space, learn how to have a bountiful backyard orchard, even without the use of pesticides or chemicals. D
4:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "United States of Alec"  This week on Moyers & Company (check local listings), "United States of ALEC", an unprecedented in-depth television report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of us have never heard of - ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself as a "nonpartisan public-private partnership". But behind that mantra lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed to increase corporate profits at public expense. D
5:00 pm 
William and Mary   Widowed father of two William Shawcross (Martin Clunes) falls for midwife Mary (Julie Graham) as soon as he sees her picture at an up-market dating agency. Their first date though reveals a few surprises.G
6:00 pm 
NOVA  "Making Stuff Cleaner"  David Pogue explores the science and business of clean energy, examining alternative ways to generate it, store it and distribute it. One scientist uses chicken feathers to create a cheap way to make hydrogen cars safer. Pogue looks at the dependency on a rare resource in South America to make lithium batteries and how scientists might devise a way for batteries to run on molten salts, abundant in the U.S. Part 3 of 4G
7:00 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
8:00 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
9:00 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
10:00 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
11:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Upstairs Downstairs"  As 1936 comes to a close, 165 Eaton Place is in turmoil: the king is about to abdicate, Agnes is about to give birth, Persie toys with fascism and Sir Hallam makes a shocking discovery about his past. Part 3 of 3G
11:00 am 
Wild!  "Lost Whales"  For 150 years, southern right whales were hunted to the brink of extinction, but the discovery of a pod in the Southern Ocean has sparked fresh hope that their numbers are increasing. Intimate underwater footage unveils the behavior of these gentle giants and gives scientists a chance to predict and protect their future recovery. D
12:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Panama & Colombia"  Megan explores two countries that are refreshingly untouched by mass tourism.G
1:00 pm 
Need to Know   JEFF GREENFIELD ANCHORS. This week, Need to Know's Mona Iskander travels to Virginia, a critical swing state in the 2012 election, to examine how the state's Republican-controlled general assembly's efforts to curb abortion could affect the presidential contest. Anchor Jeff Greenfield interviews Elaine Kamarck of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. D
1:30 pm 
2:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Movin' On Out"  Check out this kid's guide to the true cost of cutting the cord and being independent. This episode takes you through it all - budgeting, roommates, finding a place, and learning about all the hidden costs that Mom and Dad used to pay for you. Meet seven girls who figured out how to share finances and the hairdryer. D
2:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Klamath Canoe Trail, Back Country Discovery Route, Gyotaku"  NULL
3:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Icebox Desserts"  Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Lemon Icebox Cheesecake. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of chocolate ice cream. And finally, Erin updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make French Silk Chocolate Pie. D
3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Budapest: The Best of Hungary"  Actually two cities - busy Pest and noble Buda - straddle the Danube. Rick finds capitalism has taken hold with gusto as he explores thriving shopping boulevards. He finds Gypsy orchestras featuring smoking violins, venerable mineral baths, and 19th-century coffeehouses enjoying a renaissance.G
4:00 pm 
NOVA  "Making Stuff Smarter"  Host David Pogue meets scientists who are working with materials that respond to their environments, such as an airplane wing that changes shape as it flies. Sharkskin is the inspiration for a substance that could be a match for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. One scientist has created a material that can render objects invisible. Part 4 of 4G
5:00 pm 
American Masters  "The Day Carl Sandburg Died"  A spokesman on behalf of the American people, Sandburg drew from his own life as the basis for his free-verse poetry. A successful writer and three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, his books include biographies (most notably of Abraham Lincoln), children's stories and novels. Also known as an entertainer, his legacy fades after his death in 1967. This film examines the life, work and controversies surrounding Sandburg, and the recent resurgence of interest in him.G
6:30 pm 
Placido Domingo: Greatest Living Tenor   Legendary tenor Placido Domingo sits down with Rick Reiff for a wide-ranging interview. He discusses his storied career, his "friendly" rivalry with Luciano Pavarotti, the future of opera and, at age 71, how long he plans to keep singing. He talks a little LA Lakers basketball, too. D
7:00 pm 
History Detectives   The 10th season premiere rocks out as Elyse Luray and Wes Cowan team up to investigate whether they may have found the long-lost electric Fender Stratocaster Bob Dylan plugged in at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Tukufu Zuberi tracks down the Beatles' autographs in Florida, and Gwendolyn Wright unearths a little-known artistic side of Frank Zappa.G
8:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Salt Lake City, UT - Part 2"  Treasures include a writing desk made by one of the original Mormon pioneers, and a mid-19th-century shotgun passed down from the owner's great-great-great grandfather, an employee of the Overland Mail Company stagecoach service. An 1851 first edition copy of the third volume of Mormon scripture, inherited from the owner's grandfather, is valued to $55.000. Part 2 of 3G
9:00 pm 
American Masters  "The Day Carl Sandburg Died"  A spokesman on behalf of the American people, Sandburg drew from his own life as the basis for his free-verse poetry. A successful writer and three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, his books include biographies (most notably of Abraham Lincoln), children's stories and novels. Also known as an entertainer, his legacy fades after his death in 1967. This film examines the life, work and controversies surrounding Sandburg, and the recent resurgence of interest in him.G
10:30 pm 
Placido Domingo: Greatest Living Tenor   Legendary tenor Placido Domingo sits down with Rick Reiff for a wide-ranging interview. He discusses his storied career, his "friendly" rivalry with Luciano Pavarotti, the future of opera and, at age 71, how long he plans to keep singing. He talks a little LA Lakers basketball, too. D
11:00 pm 
History Detectives   The 10th season premiere rocks out as Elyse Luray and Wes Cowan team up to investigate whether they may have found the long-lost electric Fender Stratocaster Bob Dylan plugged in at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Tukufu Zuberi tracks down the Beatles' autographs in Florida, and Gwendolyn Wright unearths a little-known artistic side of Frank Zappa.G
11:00 am 
Ethics In America II  "Choosing Justice: Elections and Judicial Independence"  John Fairfield, a former prosecutor and respected state trial judge, is thinking of pursuing a life-long dream: a seat on the state Supreme Court.G
12:00 pm 
Democracy In America  "Citizenship: Making Government Work"  This program introduces basic concepts of government, politics, and citizenship. It explores the tension between maintaining order and preserving freedoms, the essential role of politics in addressing the will of the people, and the need for citizens to participate in order to make democracy work. D
12:30 pm 
Democracy In America  "Constitution: Fixed Or Flexible?"  This program examines the search for balance between the original Constitution and the need to interpret and adjust it to meet the needs of changing times. It explains the original Jeffersonian-Madisonian debate, the concept of checks and balances, and the stringent procedures for amending the Constitution. D
1:00 pm 
In Search of the Novel  "Who Owns The Novel?"  This workshop probes the living nature of the novel by illustrating how each reader makes a novel his or her own. It shows how the interpretation of a novel can change, depending on the reader's culture, class, generation, gender, and personality. D
2:00 pm 
Connecting with the Arts: A Teaching Practices Library, 6-8  "Creating A Culture"  Sixth-graders develop their own cultures, complete with language, clothing, artwork, and rituals. Weeks of hard work culminate in a surprising twist. This program is the first of two parts. D
2:30 pm 
Connecting with the Arts: A Teaching Practices Library, 6-8  "Analyzing A Culture"  Students become archaeologists, analyzing artifacts from other student-created cultures. They then design a museum exhibit from those artifacts. This program is the second of two parts. D
3:00 pm 
Assessment In Math and Science: What's The Point?  "When I Was In School...."  Changing old ways is not easy. Communication is the first step toward encouraging support for new assessment strategies. This workshop will focus on the importance of collaboration among teachers, administrators, and especially parents, when implementing assessment reform in a school or district. D
4:30 pm 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Taco Salad"  Who doesn't love tacos? A healthy Mexican meal that includes the meat, lettuce, cheese, and salsa all stuffed together in a crunchy shell. And today we're going to show you a little twist to that recipe, it's taco salad. D
5:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Fowl Play"  Turkey Cutlets In Anchovy-Lemon Sauce; Grilled Chicken With Tarragon Butter; Roast Capon With Cognac And Mustard Sauce; Ballottine Of Chicken With Spinach Filling. D
5:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Bistro-Style Steak and Potatoes"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the five-star meal at home and serves it with Potato Galette. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for wine openers. D
6:00 pm 
Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen  "Primal Grills for a Crowd"  Cook indoors and you often cook solo. Light a grill and you cook for a crowd. This show focuses on grilling for parties. D
6:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "The Skelligs, Co Kerry"  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  "Iran:Tehran and Side Trips"  Rick visits Tehran and a small village for a look at some of civilization's important historical sites and a sense of Iran's 21st-century culture.G
8:00 pm 
Grand View  "Joshua Tree National Park"  This episode reveals one of the most mythical botanical wonders in America: the Joshua Tree. Baumann explores this Desert oasis in southern California, renowned for it's sublime energy, and beautiful landscapes. Interviews include interpretive ranger Sarah Hinton, explaining the evolution of the parks botany; Climber Eric Foltz and his colleagues as he takes us up one of the sandstone formations; and Joe Zarki, ranger and historian, details the human history of the region. D
8:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Fowl Play"  Turkey Cutlets In Anchovy-Lemon Sauce; Grilled Chicken With Tarragon Butter; Roast Capon With Cognac And Mustard Sauce; Ballottine Of Chicken With Spinach Filling. D
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Bistro-Style Steak and Potatoes"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the five-star meal at home and serves it with Potato Galette. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for wine openers. D
9:30 pm 
The Great American Seafood Cook-Off III   America's finest chefs showcase their seafood-preparation skills in THE GREAT AMERICAN SEAFOOD COOK-OFF III. In 2010, 14 accomplished and up-and-coming chefs from throughout the United States gathered in New Orleans to compete in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off. The event emphasizes the importance of cooking with local, domestic seafood and encourages the use of products from sustainable fisheries. D
10:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Swimming Upstream"  Most people, including Joanne, absolutely adore salmon. She begins by nestling salmon rillete in endive, and then, with her student Jerry, bakes salmon in the ultimate symbol of love, a paper heart. Recipes: Smoked Salmon Rillete/Endive, Salmon and Spring Vegetables Baked in Paper, and Lemon Tarragon Rice. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Iran:Tehran and Side Trips"  Rick visits Tehran and a small village for a look at some of civilization's important historical sites and a sense of Iran's 21st-century culture.G
11:00 pm 
Theater Talk  "Bruce Jay Friedman: Lucky Bruce"  Playwright/screenwriter and essayist Bruce Jay Friedman on developing his successful literary career as a humorist, which is the subject of his latest book Lucky Bruce: A Literary Memoir. D
11:30 pm 
Closer to Truth  "What Is God's Judgment?"  Every religion thunders its day of reckoning, and to examine God's judgment is to probe God's character and perhaps assess God's existence. If God does not exist, God's judgment may expose it. If God does exist, and assuming God is merciful as well as just, maybe we've missed the meaning of God's Judgment. D
11:00 am 
America ReFramed  "Push: Madison Vs. Madison"  Madison Park Vocational High School, Boston, Massachusetts. This documentary film chronicles the stories surrounding the players of an inner-city high school basketball team over the course of a potentially historic season. It is as much about the challenges facing inner-city youth and the public school system, as it is about a school's passion for basketball and a coach's devotion to his players. D
1:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Chahinaz: What Rights for Women?"  Chahinaz, a 20-year-old student in Algeria, has mixed feelings about the Western world and its values, but she admires the freedom of Western women. Through her curiosity and voyage of self-discovery, Chahinaz begins to wonder what life is like for women in other Muslim countries and around the world and why things are slow to change in Algeria. D
2:00 pm 
Our Summer In Tehran   The documentary transports us into the seldom seen realm of middle class family life in Iran transcending overt politics in favor of subtle, human, and often humorous moments. Justine, a Jewish-American filmmaker and former host of the travel series GlobeTrekker, takes her 6-year-old son Mateo with her to Tehran where they spend the summer with 3 families: a religious family with ties to the government; a cosmopolitan, secular family; and a single mom who is an actress. When the Iranian government abruptly gives Justine and Mateo 48 hours to leave the country, promising relationships are severed.G
3:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Team Qatar"  This film follows the journey of five Middle Eastern teens from the world's richest country as they are initiated into the cutthroat subculture of competitive high-school debating. Guided by the 22 year-old former president of the Oxford Union, they direct their immense curiosity and ambition towards mastering the arcane strategies of British parliamentary debate. They are determined to show they are not closed-minded extremists -- and even more determined to win. D
4:00 pm 
One Voice   This film tells the story of the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest in Hawaii through the eyes of the elected student song directors, who lead their peers in singing Hawaiian music in four-part harmony, celebrating their history, culture and language.G
5:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "Push: Madison Vs. Madison"  Madison Park Vocational High School, Boston, Massachusetts. This documentary film chronicles the stories surrounding the players of an inner-city high school basketball team over the course of a potentially historic season. It is as much about the challenges facing inner-city youth and the public school system, as it is about a school's passion for basketball and a coach's devotion to his players. D
7:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Chahinaz: What Rights for Women?"  Chahinaz, a 20-year-old student in Algeria, has mixed feelings about the Western world and its values, but she admires the freedom of Western women. Through her curiosity and voyage of self-discovery, Chahinaz begins to wonder what life is like for women in other Muslim countries and around the world and why things are slow to change in Algeria. D
8:00 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
9:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "Push: Madison Vs. Madison"  Madison Park Vocational High School, Boston, Massachusetts. This documentary film chronicles the stories surrounding the players of an inner-city high school basketball team over the course of a potentially historic season. It is as much about the challenges facing inner-city youth and the public school system, as it is about a school's passion for basketball and a coach's devotion to his players. D
11:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Chahinaz: What Rights for Women?"  Chahinaz, a 20-year-old student in Algeria, has mixed feelings about the Western world and its values, but she admires the freedom of Western women. Through her curiosity and voyage of self-discovery, Chahinaz begins to wonder what life is like for women in other Muslim countries and around the world and why things are slow to change in Algeria. D

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