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October 31, 2012
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12:30 pm 
Caillou  "Fall Is in the Air"  Autumn brings fresh cool air and fun surprises. Caillou and Rosie have a ball playing in the piles of fallen leaves in the backyard. Come October, Caillou and Dad make a jack-o-lantern, Grandma bakes her grandkids a pumpkin pie, and Caillou goes trick-or-treating as an astronaut. D
1:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Guess Who? and Sweet Treats"  Guess Who?: BJ and Baby Bop decide to get Halloween celebrations underway with a costume party. But when it comes to picking costumes, Riff just can't decide! That night, as the festivities get underway, Riff makes a grand entrance proudly wearing a costume that suits him perfectly! Educational theme: Friendship. Sweet Treats: Barney and his friends go trick-or-treating in the park. D
1:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Slow Down!"  Wonky Whistle - Thomas is getting his whistle fixed at the Steam Works before he delivers animals to the Sodor Country Fair. He rushes out of the Steam Works before his whistle is fixed properly and it starts to make a strange sound. Thomas collects ducks, Katy the sheep dog and Farmer McColl's prize cow to take them to the fair. D
2:00 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
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Td's Magic/Scaredy Cat"  TD's Magic - TD has found the best birthday gift of all time for his cousin CD: He's going to put on a magic show at his party. He wants to really "wow" the crowd, so the bigger the trick, the better. But what happens when his magic gets out of control? Vocabulary: (E) feat, rational(ly), vanish, illusion, dubious (I) disappear, magic, appear, explanation, powers. D
3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Lost and Spaced"  At the school science fair, Lisa and her Skeleckian friend Dax get shrunk down and trapped inside their project - a perfect model of the solar system!. D
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Tobey's Tricks and Treats/Escape Wham"  Tobey's Tricks and Treats - After losing the costume contest at school, Tobey sets his Robots on a candy-stealing spree and vows to ruin Halloween. Becky and Violet (in her WordGirl costume) plot to save the holiday.and the city. D
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Secrets of the Spider's Web"  When the creature adventuring Kratt Brothers take a nasty tumble, the Wild Kratts sets off on a mission to find and recreate one of the greatest of all biotech engineering secrets. Spider silk. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Trick Or Treat"  Hacker shows up at Motherboard Control Central. He pleads guilty to being the King of Chaos, but says he's sorry. He doesn't want to be a bad guy anymore. D
5:00 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
5:30 pm 
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Nature  "Raccoon Nation"  These crafty, clever omnivores have moved to town - Chicago, New York and Toronto, plus cities and towns across Idaho. With their busy little hands, they open doors, get into attics and raid secured trash cans. Using night-vision cameras and raccoon-proof radio collars, scientists set out to follow urban raccoons to observe their habits and lifestyles.G
8:00 pm 
NOVA  "Ghosts of Machu Picchu"  NOVA joins a new generation of archaeologists as they probe areas of Peru's Machu Picchu that haven't been touched since the time of the Incas. They unearth burials of the people who built the site, and seek answers to origins of the city, high in the Andes and deserted by the time of the Spanish conquistadors. Recent work has uncovered new areas of the city and advanced new theories about it.G
9:00 pm 
NOVA scienceNOW  "Can I Eat That?"  David Pogue, popular technology reporter for The New York Times, is the new host of this science magazine series. What are the secrets behind your favorite foods? Why are some treats -- like chocolate chip cookies -- delectable, while others -- like cookies made with mealworms -- disgusting? You might think you understand what makes something sweet, salty or bitter, but Pogue gets a taste of a much more complicated truth, as he ventures into labs and kitchens where everything from apple pie to Thanksgiving turkey to juicy grasshoppers is diced, sliced, dissected and put under the microscope. If scientists can uncover exactly what's behind the mouth-watering flavors and textures we take for granted every day, could they help us enjoy our food more -- without packing on the pounds?. D
10:00 pm 
Hustle   The gang is in shock - Mickey is conned. According to the age-old laws of grifting, when a grifter is conned, it means a run of bad luck follows. The team needs to do something to restore the balance. They research the company that conned Mickey, which leads them to a cocky and slimy businessman, and the team works on a plan to reel him in.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Haunted Roundhouse/Big Pond Pumpkin Patch"  Dad takes the kids on a special Night Train to Troodon Town, where the Troodons have decorated their Roundhouse into a "haunted house" for a spooky party. The kids end up meeting a strange new nocturnal creature - a mammal named Vlad Volaticotherium, who was hiding in the roundhouse trying to get some sleep. The Pteranodon family learns more about the customs of their neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, when they are invited for the first time to accompany them to the Big Pond to celebrate "Gourd Day" - a kind of Mesozoic Halloween. D
1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Hansel and Gretel"  Red has taken Peter Piper's peppers without asking, and now he's mad! What happens when the Super Readers try to help Hansel and Gretel get out of a similar sticky (sweet) situation? Only the unexpected! After overcoming a few storybook obstacles, we finally find out the witch's side of the story, and Red learns to be more considerate.G
2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Aye Aye!/Trick Or Treat"  Aye Aye! - Nick and Sally are making Halloween masks, but they want to make them really scary. Cat takes them to meet Aiya, the Aye Aye, in the forest of Spookywoowoo. Aiya shows them, that even though he may look scary - his big ears, huge eyes and long fingers help him to find food. D
2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "A Bat in the Brownies"  When a little brown bat crashlands into a plate of Jimmy Z's famous brownies, Martin and Chris out set out to convince Aviva, Jimmy Z and Koki that bats are nothing to be afraid of. With bat activated Creature Power Suits, the bros follow join their new friend on a nocturnal fly about, and the entire crew must come to the rescue when the bat colony's roost is destroyed by a lightning bolt. In the end the Wild Kratts crew "goes batty," as they gain a new appreciation for bat ecology, predators and insects and echolocation, and learn to love bats. D
3:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Chasing The Light"  Some of Idaho's professional landscape photographers share their secrets for positioning themselves to capture a special scene in a photograph, often waiting hours, even days, for the natural lighting they seek to preserve. OUTDOOR IDAHO travels with them to locations that encapsulate Idaho's treasured scenery.G
3:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Naomi Shihab Nye: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  The Palestinian-American poet, essayist, novelist and teacher talks with host Marcia Franklin. In her writing, she is inspired by her experiences as an Arab-American, as well as the richness and diversity of people and places she has encountered in the U.S. and abroad.G
4:00 pm 
Bluegrass Underground  "The Timejumpers"  Nashville's hottest ticket isn't the Grand Ole Opry but Monday nights at the tiny Station Inn with this all-star, 11-piece western swing outfit. With lead vocals provided by Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears, Vince Gill and two-time Grammy-winner "Ranger Doug" Green, this band features Music City's instrumental A-list, including Paul Franklin on pedal steel, Dennis Crouch on bass, three world-champion fiddlers and accordion master Jeff Taylor, with Gill and session ace Andy Reiss swapping guitar duties. D
4:30 pm 
Music Voyager  "Israel: Voices from the Desert"  Host Jacob Edgar travels to Israel to attend a once-in-a-lifetime concert of The Idan Raichel Project at the foot of the magnificent "Solomon's Pillars", a natural rock formation in the Negev Desert near the Red Sea resort city of Eilat. Idan Raichel, an internationally renowned star of the Israeli music scene, serves as his guide. At the technical rehearsals and sound check for the desert concert, Jacob meets the artists featured on stage. D
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
Land Girls  "Darkest Hours"  Connie tries to win Henry's respect by standing up to the overbearing bishop, and Finch is angry to learn Esther received money for Martin's operation. Fed up with the Land Army, Joyce forces Tucker into an admission of guilt.G
7:00 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
8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - All The Things You Are"  Harry, desiring to impress Beryl, and Johnny enter the world of boxing and, as their big fight draws closer, the boys are determined to reign victorious. Upstairs, as Lady Agnes and Sir Hallam drift further apart, she is reacquainted with someone who shows her an exciting world away from 165 Eaton Place. Meanwhile Sir Hallam makes a dangerous decision that will change his life. Part 4 of 6G
9:00 pm 
New Tricks  "Diamond Geezers"  The murder of a police informant reawakens old wounds and threatens reputations of the members of UCOS. Standing in an effort to prove himself, compromises his own safety.G
10:00 pm 
Call The Midwife  "S1 E5"  When Nonnatus House cleaner Peggy's brother Frank is diagnosed with cancer, Jenny and the nuns are called upon to care for him. Jenny comes to know the siblings better, learning of their upbringing in a workhouse. Other residents become involved in helping Fred with his latest money-making venture - a pig named Evie. Part 5 of 6G
11:00 pm 
Land Girls  "Darkest Hours"  Connie tries to win Henry's respect by standing up to the overbearing bishop, and Finch is angry to learn Esther received money for Martin's operation. Fed up with the Land Army, Joyce forces Tucker into an admission of guilt.G
12:30 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Earth's Changing Climate"  Tropical glaciers are the world's thermometers; their melting is a signal that human activities are warming the planet. A California project tries to predict whether natural ecosystems will be able to absorb enough additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the next 50 years to mitigate the full impact of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions. D
1:00 pm 
French In Action  "Parade and Review"  All the bit players say farewell, from Uncle Guillaume, who has won a pile in the lottery and is off to the Taj Mahal with the one that got away. The man in black leaves some tantalizing notes about Mireille.G
1:30 pm 
French In Action  "All's Well That Ends Well"  The five travelers start off at last, but the man in black is right on their heels. Robert is hurt in a fall and Mireille endangered by fire. The identity of the man in black is finally revealed.G
2:00 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "From Days Before Time"  Early human habitation of the North American continent. The civilizations of the North and South and tribal cultures. The journeys of Christopher Columbus. Exploration and exploitation of the west by the Spanish; impact on native population. Early slave trade. Biological and cultural exchanges between the Spanish and native cultures.G
2:30 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "Turbulent Virginia"  Incentives for English colonization. French and Dutch presence in North America. British attempts to establish a base at Roanoke and the outcome. Subsequent Virginia Company settlement at Jamestown. The people who come; the struggle to survive; the response of Native Americans. Establishing the royal colony in 1619.G
3:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Vital Progressivism"  Professor Martin offers a fresh perspective on Progressivism, arguing that its spirit can be best seen in the daily struggles of ordinary people. In a discussion with Professors Scharff and Miller, the struggles of Native Americans, Asian Americans, and African Americans are placed in the context of the traditional white Progressive movement. D
3:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Twenties"  The Roaring Twenties take to the road in Henry Ford's landscape-altering invention -- the Model T. Ford's moving assembly line, the emergence of a consumer culture, and the culmination of forces let loose by these entities in Los Angeles are all explored by Professor Miller. D
4:00 pm 
Curiosity Quest  "Helicopter Making"  Fly through the Robinson Helicopter warehouse with host Joel Greene. Follow him as he learns all of the important steps it takes to put together these incredible machines.and then take them apart?. D
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Cash and Credit"  You'll learn about the power and pitfalls of credit, which is essentially using someone else's money temporarily (for a price). Meet a young entrepreneur who used credit to start a successful bath salts business and another who launched a successful design firm. And, as a cautionary tale, we talk to a young woman who had fun buying with credit until she found herself in bankruptcy. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Lost and Spaced"  At the school science fair, Lisa and her Skeleckian friend Dax get shrunk down and trapped inside their project - a perfect model of the solar system!. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Trick Or Treat"  Hacker shows up at Motherboard Control Central. He pleads guilty to being the King of Chaos, but says he's sorry. He doesn't want to be a bad guy anymore. D
6:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Eastern Seaboard: Fishing Along America's Eastern Seaboard"  NULL
6:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Southern Classics"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the ultimate Gumbo. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of long-grain white rice. And finally, Julia updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make Lane Cake. D
7:00 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
7:30 pm 
French Chef Classics  "French Onion Soup"  The most popular French soup, and superb Mediterranean vegetable soup. Illustrates: How to slice onions fast; how to cook and brown onions; hot to make onion soup gratinee; hot to make simple and tasty vegetable soup; how to chop vegetables fast; how to make a cheese and garlic sauce for soup. D
8:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Laying Sod in the Backyard/Installing A Wireless Thermostat"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner lay sod in his backyard. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Tom shares a tip about finding measurements without doing math. And Richard installs a wireless thermostat to control a heating system. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Eastern Turkey"  Rick experiences a Mount Ararat sunrise, visits Abraham's 4,000-year-old home town and tours one of the world's biggest dams.G
9:00 pm 
Grand View  "Olympic National Park"  At Olympic National Park Baumann brings his audience to the northern tip of Washington and to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Olympic National Park features glacier-capped mountains, magnificent stands of old-growth trees, and temperate rain forest. Interviews include Native American elder, Edward E Claplandho, who brings the past alive with stories of American Indian culture and the history of his people in the lush environment; and finally National Park rangers, Jon Preston and Michael Gurling, discuss the geologic and botanical phenomena of this beautiful region. D
9:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Eastern Seaboard: Fishing Along America's Eastern Seaboard"  NULL
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Southern Classics"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the ultimate Gumbo. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of long-grain white rice. And finally, Julia updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make Lane Cake. D
10:30 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
11:00 pm 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "Your Kitchen Garden"  Caprial and John show how to eat well and fresh from a garden, no matter what the season. They prepare celeriac soup with fresh thyme.G
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Eastern Turkey"  Rick experiences a Mount Ararat sunrise, visits Abraham's 4,000-year-old home town and tours one of the world's biggest dams.G
1:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Love Free Or Die"  Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. Robinson is a man whose two primary passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. D
2:00 pm 
Frontline  "Big Sky, Big Money"  In a special investigation in collaboration with Marketplace, FRONTLINE travels to the remote epicenter of the campaign finance debate for a tale of money, politics, and intrigue. How has the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision changed campaigns in America? Ask Montana, which has tried to challenge the ruling in court, is investigating alleged campaign abuses, and is playing host to a bitter race that could decide control of the U.S. Senate. D
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 pm 
Europe's Debt: America's Crisis?   Swedish writer and Cato Institute Fellow, Johan Norberg and professor Don Boudreaux of George Mason University narrate four provocative investigative reports highlighting the relationship between the economic crisis in Europe and the American Economy. Young thinkers from Europe, Africa and the United States respond in personal discussions recorded at a conference in Malmo, Sweden. D
6:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Love Free Or Die"  Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. Robinson is a man whose two primary passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. D
7:00 pm 
Idaho Debates 2012  "2nd Congressional District Candidates"  The candidates for the office of U.S. Representative from Idaho's second 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 
Independent Lens  "Love Free Or Die"  Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. Robinson is a man whose two primary passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. D

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