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November 6, 2012
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History Detectives   A stamp collector buys a stash of materials and finds some letters written during the Civil War - one from a Union soldier to his brother inquiring about a commission, another from the soldier's comrade to tell the brother his sibling had been wounded. Tracing the story of the letters uncovers a story that reaches into the heart of the ugliness of slavery and the emotions it engendered.G
10:00 pm 
Surviving The Dust Bowl: American Experience   They were called "black blizzards," dark clouds reaching miles into the sky, churning millions of tons of dirt into torrents of destruction. For 10 years, beginning in 1930, dust storms ravaged the parched and overplowed southern plains, turning wheat fields into desert. Disease, hardship and death followed, yet the majority of people stayed on, refusing to give up on the land and a way of life. Liev Schreiber narrates.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
9:00 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
10:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1940's"  War is the driving force behind much of the innovation in the 1940s. In a desperate attempt to secure aerial supremacy, the British win the race to develop the jet engine. And under the Third Reich a German engineer builds what is now recognized as the world's first true computer. Part 5 of 10G
11:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Cybersenses"  Alda learns how replacement synthetic senses for people are becoming reality artifical hearing for children and initial trials for electronic retinas for the blind.G
11:30 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Robot Pals"  Alda meets three robots, including a future member of an astronaut team, which are trying to better understand human beings.G
8:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Shell-Ebration"  Crab Cakes With Avocado Sauce; Oysters Madison; Mussels Poulette; Mussels Gratinee; Clam Fritters. D
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Cool and Creamy Desserts"  Host Christopher Kimball visits Toscanini's to learn the secrets behind professional ice-cream making. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the Best Homemade Ice Cream. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his pick for the top ice-cream makers, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vanilla beans. D
9:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "This Spud's for You: How The Potato Changed The World"  A native of South America, the potato fed the great Inca Empire and in Europe, nourished the expanding population that powered the Industrial Revolution.G
10:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "You Say Tomato"  When it is tomato season, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with the bounty. Joanne prepares a chilled tomato and Greek yogurt soup, and then teaches her student Jack the versatility of roasted cherry tomatoes, showcasing them in a lamb sirloin salad. Recipes: Chilled Tomato and Greek Yogurt Soup, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, and Lamb Sirloin Salad with Feta and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Cinque Terre: Italy's Hidden Riviera"  Rick samples village life, fishing for anchovies at midnight, savoring pesto, picking grapes, cheering on cliff divers, and visits quarries where Michelangelo selected marble.G
11:00 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Looking Forward: Our Global Experiment"  Earth's essential systems are being stressed in many ways. There are many tipping points in the environment, beyond which there could be serious consequences. Will human ingenuity, resiliency, and cooperation save us from the worst outcomes of our global experiment?. D
11:30 pm 
New Environmentalists  "From Kenya to the Arctic Circle"  The New Environmentalists: From Kenya to the Arctic Circle is the latest installment of the Emmy award winning series featuring portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists. They are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries, while often creating partnerships with unlikely allies. The New Environmentalists share a common goal, safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for environmental justice in their communities. D
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Charlie Rose   NULL
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Aspen Institute Presents  "What We Believe: An Exploration of Values"  Speakers: Kenneth Feinberg, David Brooks, Michael Sandel. D
11:00 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

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