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October 5, 2012
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12:00 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
12:30 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
1:00 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
1:30 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
2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Tip It Or Dip It"  Marcus and Manny are this week's contestants on a game show called "Tip It or Dip It." Show host Rob Robson, played by comedian Sherrod Small, introduces this week's surprise guest host and it's Francine! Will Manny's cheating prevent Marcus from winning?. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Captain Tangent/Chuck and Brent Ride Again"  Captain Tangent - When Becky and her family go out to dinner at Blackbeard's Buffet, they encounter a new villain, Captain Tangent - a teenage pirate with a magnetic hook and talking parrot. It's up to WordGirl to stop him from stealing her mom's trophy and all the coins (a.k. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Kerhonk"  When Martin's and Chris' Creature Power Suits unexpectedly get jammed in Proboscis monkey mode and the top monkey of the troop is injured protecting a youngster from a crocodile, the Kratt brothers find themselves stepping into the injured monkey's role. While Aviva nurses the monkey back to health, Chris and Martin must keep the troop together and soon discover the important communication function of the proboscis monkeys strangest feature - his huge, droopy, bulbous nose! They uncover some of the different methods animals utilize to communicate important information to each other. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Clock Like An Egyptian"  (topic: Timekeeping) - Dr. Marbles finds the encryptor chip (the computer chip that will enable Marbles to delete Motherboard's virus) in an ancient pyramid. But the Mummy who guards the pyramid finds Marbles. When the kids and Digit arrive, they must work their way through the chambers of the pyramid - find Dr. Marbles - and escape before a trap set by the Mummy seals them inside forever. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Socket to Me"  Sam and Sammy work on helping Ruff decrease his electricity consumption while Harsha and Noel get singing lessons and have to perform.LIVE!. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Cents-Less/Buster The Lounge Lizard"  Cents-Less - Mr. Ratburn decides it's time for his class to learn a little about money.or, rather, the lack of it. For the entire weekend, no one in the class can spend a cent. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Tip It Or Dip It"  Marcus and Manny are this week's contestants on a game show called "Tip It or Dip It." Show host Rob Robson, played by comedian Sherrod Small, introduces this week's surprise guest host and it's Francine! Will Manny's cheating prevent Marcus from winning?. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   The unemployment rate falls to its lowest point in almost four years. NBR's Erika Miller takes a look at what that one statistic could mean for investors and the presidential election. With millions of Americans still out of work. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
7:30 pm 
Need to Know   RAY SUAREZ ANCHORS. In the latest installment of Need to Know's recurring "Main Street America" series, John Larson travels to Pueblo, Colorado to assess the mood along Main Street in a once-thriving steel town that now depends on the global economy to get by. D
8:00 pm 
Dialogue  "Alexandra Fuller: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  Marcia Franklin interviews the author who now lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but who grew up in Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe. Her newest book is about her mother's early years in Kenya and Rhodesia. The interview is the first of four 2012 "Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference."G
8:30 pm 
Reggie Perrin   Sales executive Reggie is growing increasingly frustrated with his lot. commuting every day to a boring job and coming home every night to his wife, Nicola, who neglects him. But things begin to look up when his boss introduces him to a beautiful new colleague. Neil Stuke, Fay Ripley and Lucy Liemann co-star.G
9:00 pm 
Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders   This magazine format show features three stories and a special "global hit performance." Reporter Alexis Bloom meets with Wynton Marsalis in Chicago. Then SOUND TRACKS goes behind the scenes of the latest animated movie from Pixar to introduce the Scottish folk singer, Julie Fowlis, and follows African singer Youssou N'dour as he runs for president of Senegal.G
10:00 pm 
Live from the Artists Den  "Norah Jones"  The Brooklyn resident performs near her home at the historic Green Building, a former brass foundry, in Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens area. She serves up a 20-song retrospective, ranging from her breakthrough hit, "Don't Know Why," to her latest single, "Happy Pills." The encore finds her and her band gathered around an old-time microphone, offering sweet harmonies.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
12:00 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
12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Story of the Tooth Fairy"  Whyatt has lost his very first tooth! When his mom tells Whyatt that the Tooth Fairy will come and take his tooth, Whyatt wants to know what happens if he wants to KEEP it? Super Why and his friends decide the best person to ask is the Tooth Fairy herself, so they set off to meet her in person. With a little bit of magic (and a little bit of floss) the reading heroes are able to get all their questions answered.G
1:00 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
1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Cheetah Racer"  Chris and Martin announce that no creature or vehicle can travel as fast over the rough and tumble African savannah as the cheetah. Aviva takes the challenge and declares she will build a ground racer that can run even faster than a cheetah. Of course Zach wants to prove that he is a better inventor than Aviva and joins the race. D
2:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Sea Turtle Reef"  Create this beautiful reef using Wyland's technique, drawing, and painting in the same motion.G
2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play Hoagy Carmichael's "The Nearness of You" and the signature intro from Bruce Hornsby's "That's Just The Way It Is." Featured guests are Bradley Sowash, David Tolley and Dave Powers. D
3:00 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
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 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
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
12:00 pm 
Social Studies In Action: A Methodology Workshop, K-5  "Workshop 6. Engaging Students In Active Learning"  How do we engage students in active learning? In this session, the teachers examine the elements of authentic instruction and cooperative learning to identify ways of engaging students in social studies content. They review the importance of questioning in relation to higher-order thinking and explore classroom strategies to stimulate thinking and bring social studies concepts to life for their students. D
1:00 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "Political Stalemate"  Equilibrium, party loyalty final decades of 19th century. Patronage and kickbacks system vs. need for skilled government officials. Presidential politics; election battles. Significant regulatory legislation. Depression of 1893 and the emergence of the Populist Party. Gold-silver controversy.G
1:30 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "Imperial Ambition"  Stirrings of imperialism. Arguments for and against joining the imperial race. American interest in the Caribbean; determination to maintain hegemonic power in hemisphere. Spanish-American War and role of the press. "Glorious little war" in Cuba vs. experience in the Philippines. Territorial acquisitions.G
2:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Slavery"  While the North develops an industrial economy and culture, the South develops a slave culture and economy, and the great rift between the regions becomes unbreachable. Professor Masur looks at the human side of the history of the mid-1800s by sketching a portrait of the lives of slave and master. D
2:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Coming of the Civil War"  Simmering regional differences ignite an all-out crisis in the 1850s. Professor Martin teams with Professor Miller and historian Stephen Ambrose to chart the succession of incidents, from 'Bloody Kansas' to the shots on Fort Sumter, that inflame the conflict between North and South to the point of civil war. D
3:00 pm 
SciGirls  "Science Cooks!"  SciGirl Claire and her friends make comfort foods more nutritious (without sacrificing the delicious). D
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "You Are The Target!"  Every day, kids and teens are subjected to thousands of commercial messages from advertisers. This episode helps you recognize when you are being targeted, how to resist manipulation, and when to apply good consumer skills to cut through the commercial fog. D
4:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Tip It Or Dip It"  Marcus and Manny are this week's contestants on a game show called "Tip It or Dip It." Show host Rob Robson, played by comedian Sherrod Small, introduces this week's surprise guest host and it's Francine! Will Manny's cheating prevent Marcus from winning?. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Clock Like An Egyptian"  (topic: Timekeeping) - Dr. Marbles finds the encryptor chip (the computer chip that will enable Marbles to delete Motherboard's virus) in an ancient pyramid. But the Mummy who guards the pyramid finds Marbles. When the kids and Digit arrive, they must work their way through the chambers of the pyramid - find Dr. Marbles - and escape before a trap set by the Mummy seals them inside forever. D
5:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Kansas City and New Orleans: Italian Father's Day"  NULL
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
1:00 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
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide   Diane Lane and Nicholas Kristof are in Somaliland, where one in 12 women dies in childbirth. They meet with the founder of the country's first maternal health facility and visit villages where hospital-trained midwives work. America Ferrera and Kristof visit India's Kaighat red-light district where a woman and her shelter program working to break the tradition of forced prostitution passed from mother to daughter. Olivia Wilde joins Kristof in Kenya to see how women entrepreneurs are changing their lives and their communities through micro-financing. Part 2 of 2G
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

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