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October 5, 2012
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6:00 pm 
Wild!  "Africa's Secret Seven"  The behavior of Africa's most secretive animals are examined. The serval, aardvark, pangolin, genet, african wildcat, civet and porcupine furtively go about their top-secret activities. We witness how each one cunningly outwits the super-predators in its own special way, with extra-sharp senses and other strategies for survival.G
7:00 pm 
Rescuing The River: The Raritan   The Raritan River runs through the center of New Jersey, with upper reaches that are incredibly beautiful, providing a valuable source of water for more than a million people. But industry took hold of the lower Raritan early on and left its mark. This one-hour documentary, narrated by actor Avery Brooks, tells the compelling story of a river that has been profoundly contaminated over 200 years and of the extraordinary efforts to clean it up. D
8:00 pm 
Can Polar Bears Be Saved? A Conversation with Steven Amstrup   Interact live with Dr. Steven Amstrup, the 2012 Indianapolis Prize recipient, who is universally regarded as one of the most influential scientists working on polar bear conservation today. Explore why polar bear habitat is disappearing, Amstrup's incredible battle to help protect polar bears under the U. S. Endangered Species Act, and discover why he sacrificed his research career to help save these giants of the Arctic. D
9:00 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
10:00 pm 
Wild!  "Africa's Secret Seven"  The behavior of Africa's most secretive animals are examined. The serval, aardvark, pangolin, genet, african wildcat, civet and porcupine furtively go about their top-secret activities. We witness how each one cunningly outwits the super-predators in its own special way, with extra-sharp senses and other strategies for survival.G
11:00 pm 
Rescuing The River: The Raritan   The Raritan River runs through the center of New Jersey, with upper reaches that are incredibly beautiful, providing a valuable source of water for more than a million people. But industry took hold of the lower Raritan early on and left its mark. This one-hour documentary, narrated by actor Avery Brooks, tells the compelling story of a river that has been profoundly contaminated over 200 years and of the extraordinary efforts to clean it up. D
5:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Family Favorites"  Bridget reveals how to make the ultimate Swiss Steak. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of tomato paste. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for immersion blenders. D
6:00 pm 
Uncorked: Wine Made Simple  "Uncorked: Sonoma"  Heading north over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge we head up the coast to Sonoma. We learn how an eccentric Hungarian immigrant helped launch fine wine production in California. We meet Merry Edwards, one of California's first women wine makers who has a passion for the finicky pinot noir grape - in fact - she's the self-appointed queen of pinot. D
6:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Tipperary"  NULL
7:00 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
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Stockholm"  Rick ponders gilded royal staterooms, samples gourmet reindeer and sips vodka in an ice bar as he experiences the city's cultural highlights. Then he sails the archipelago experiencing the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe.G
8:00 pm 
Travelscope  "Ontario, Canada's Far North"  In this relative desolation, the MoCreeBec and Moose Cree struggle to keep their cultures alive.G
8:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Kansas City and New Orleans: Italian Father's Day"  NULL
9:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Family Favorites"  Bridget reveals how to make the ultimate Swiss Steak. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of tomato paste. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for immersion blenders. D
9:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Organic Rice Vinegar & Honey"  Guest Chef: Sheila & Marilyn Brass. You've heard the saying, "you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar" Well, forget the flies-you can catch anything if you combine the two of them, because then you get a wonderful, light sweet and sour sauce, especially if you use Asian rice vinegar, as Ming does when he cooks up his Best Ever Baby Back Ribs with Honey-Sesame Glaze, a light Honey Grilled Shrimp with Corn and Jicama Salad, and finally an appetizer that is sure to please, his Sesame Tempura Cod with Honey-Vinegar Dipping Sauce. Then, joining Ming will be the James Beard nominated queens of comfort food, Marilyn and Sheila Brass, who will use today's master pair in their Chicken and Mango Salad with Toasted Cashews. D
10:00 pm 
Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage  "Native America: Sportsman's Paradise"  Before agriculture, hunting and fishing were the primary food sources for the Native American tribes of Louisiana. While they hunted deer, game birds and small animals, they also enjoyed a bountiful harvest of fish and shellfish. David Griffing, a Louisiana park ranger and Native American expert, gives us insight on our first Americans. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Stockholm"  Rick ponders gilded royal staterooms, samples gourmet reindeer and sips vodka in an ice bar as he experiences the city's cultural highlights. Then he sails the archipelago experiencing the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe.G
11:00 pm 
Seasons of Life  "Childhood and Adolescence (Ages 6-20)"  This program examines the years before and during adolescence and the stressful task of molding an identity while the biological and social clocks are out of synch.G
6:00 pm 
Shifting Sands: Bedouin Women at the Crossroads   Dr. Ruth Westheimer explores shifting gender roles and the challenges of modernization on Israel's Bedouin people in her new special, SHIFTING SANDS: BEDOUIN WOMEN AT THE CROSSROADS. The Bedouin, an Arab ethnic group with a strong sense of tradition, culture and lifestyle, retain their ancient nomadic ways despite the ever-encroaching modern world. D
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
History Detectives   A Missouri woman, while writing a book about her late brother who was killed in Vietnam, became friends with one of her brother's battalion-mates. The man said he had a diary found on the chest of a dead North Vietnamese after a battle and would like it retuned to the soldier's family. The woman contacted HISTORY DETECTIVES and Wes Cowan with a research team worked for months on the puzzle. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta also became involved.G
11:00 pm 
Shifting Sands: Bedouin Women at the Crossroads   Dr. Ruth Westheimer explores shifting gender roles and the challenges of modernization on Israel's Bedouin people in her new special, SHIFTING SANDS: BEDOUIN WOMEN AT THE CROSSROADS. The Bedouin, an Arab ethnic group with a strong sense of tradition, culture and lifestyle, retain their ancient nomadic ways despite the ever-encroaching modern world. D
5:30 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Flight of the Penguin/Let's Go Fly A Kite"  Flight of the Penguin - Sally and Nick are pretending to fly in their backyard. Oh wouldn't it be great if they really could? The Cat in the Hat brings them to meet his good friend Percy the penguin. After a fun race with a penguin and a bird, the kids learn that not all birds fly, but that doesn't mean they aren't fast! Let's Go Fly a Kite - Sally, Nick and the Cat are trying to fly a kite, but there's not enough wind. D
6:00 pm 
Super Why!  "The Comic Book: Attack of the Eraser"  Whyatt and his friends are playing kickball in the park when Wolfy erases the score! The super readers fly into a new kind of reading material - a comic book - called "Attack of the Eraser" to track down the diabolical Eraser who's causing trouble in Reader Valley. Will Super Why and his friends be able to stop Eraser from wiping out all of the words in Reader Valley - or have they finally met their match?G
6:30 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Buddy Explores The Tyrannosaurs/Rainy Day Fight"  Buddy, an adopted T. rex, wishes he knew more about his T. rex ancestors. So, Dad takes him and Tiny on the Dinosaur Train back to the early Cretaceous, to visit an ancestor: an earlier version of Tyrannosaurus rex called Raptorex. Rodney Raptorex is a kid who won't grow up to be as big as Buddy will, but the two boys find that they not only have a lot of differences, they have a lot in common, too. D
7:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Sesame Street Y A Quest Y Not"  How to be a Knight for a Day. Hooray! Telly, Abby and Elmo look to the book to tell them how to become knights. First, they have to wear a suit of shining armor. D
8:00 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel Waits For Show And Tell/A Night Out At The Restaurant"  Daniel Waits for Show and Tell - Daniel is so excited to share a book he made with his class at "show and tell," but he's finding it very difficult to wait. He finds that singing on Trolley, playing during science time and imagining make the waiting much easier! A Night Out at the Restaurant - Daniel and his family are going out to dinner, and Katerina is coming too. Daniel and Katerina have a hard time waiting at the restaurant, but soon learn ways to make the waiting time easier. D
8:30 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "Slide to the Side!"  Sid is trying out his new dance called "The Sid Slide To The Side!" On his room's hardwood floor, he boogies to the left, jumps to the right and then tries to slide to the side. But in his new sneakers, he can't slide.he just squeaks to a stop! Sid and his friends investigate how different materials and surfaces can create friction, causing something to slow down. D
9:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Robots to the Rescue!/Radio Read-A-Thon"  Robots to the Rescue! - When Frog discovers that you can make a word "more than one" by adding the letter S to the end of it, he becomes a mad scientist of sorts, making more and more of everything! Frog learns that while having a lot of stuff might seem like a good idea, too much of anything soon leads to chaos. Frog fortunately has a robot who likes to clean up! Build a Word: ROBOTS. Radio Read-a-thon - Duck asks Frog to read his favorite book on Ant's radio station because he can't read it himself. D
9:30 pm 
Caillou  "All in a Day"  Caillou does a lot in a day, and today he wants to dress himself, only his Mommy is doing the laundry and he doesn't have any clean clothes, so Daddy and Caillou decide to play a dressing game with Daddy's old clothes. While preparing a picnic lunch with Mom, Caillou tests a bit too much of everything. He has no room left to eat the special sandwich Clementine made for him. D
10:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Magic Caboose and Bj The Great"  The Magic Caboose: Melanie is sad because she misses her friend who is visiting relatives in India. Barney shows his friends that it's fun to go to new places and see new things by taking them on an imaginary journey on the Magic Caboose! Educational theme: An introduction to different countries. BJ the Great: BJ wants to be a great magician, but he doesn't want to spend any time practicing. D
10:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Helping Hands"  Toby is fitted with a brand new three chime whistle while his little bell is repaired. Toby finds this new whistle a bit daunting. So instead, Toby comes up with a plan. D
11:00 pm 
Curious George  "George-O-Matic/Curious George, Sheep Herder"  George-O-Matic - George is entranced by the museum's newest addition: a vending machine full of levers, wheels, springs, and healthy snacks! So when George is put in charge of making the dessert for an important dinner party, he can think of nothing better than creating his own dessert dispensing vending machine - the George-O-Matic. One tiny design flaw: George asks Gnocci the cat to motor the machine, causing it to go into overdrive. Curious George, Sheep Herder - George buys a cool new scarf at the Country Fair, but with one tug on a loose strand of wool, the entire scarf unravels! While searching for sheep that will give him some wool for another scarf, George accidentally whistles, which sends Bo the sheepdog and his flock of sheep on a wild adventure through the country. D
11:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Eyes on the Skies/Camp Truman"  Eyes on the Skies - Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Truman's #1 hero), is holding a seminar at the library. Truman becomes more and more certain that his activity partner T.D. is going to embarrass him in front of his idol. D

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