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October 7, 2012
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11:30 am 
McLaughlin Group  "Romney's Gamechanger Offensive"  Pat Buchanan, Author and Columnist; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Mort Zuckerman, US News & World Report; Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune. D
12:00 pm 
Closer to Truth  "Does A Fine-Tuned Universe Lead to God?"  We human beings sit roughly midway between atoms and galaxies, and both must be so perfectly structured for us to exist. It's called "fine tuning" and it's all so breathtakingly precise that it cries out for explanation. To some, fine-tuning leads to God. D
12:30 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Fabric Flowers, Part 1"  Create attractive floral accessories using small pieces of fabric and some savvy techniques. Felted Poppies, Rosettes, and Petals; Bias Strip Blooms; and Budding Yo-yos are some of the first fabric flowers that you'll learn to make in this two-part series with Amy Barickman and Nancy. Combine texture, fiber, dimension, and shaping for these dramatic accessories that are easy options for gifts. D
1:00 pm 
Quilting Arts  "Experimental Quilting and Surface Design"  This episode introduces some experimental concepts using both thread and paint. Ellen Anne Eddy starts out with a demonstration of free-motion bobbin work with hand-dyed and metallic threads. Then, meet Marcia Derse as she shows us resist dyeing techniques for creating unique fabric designs with infinite color combinations: first is monoprinting, and then she shows over-dyeing with thickened dyes. D
1:30 pm 
Hometime  "Exterior Harmony 6: Landscape Wrap"  Dean, Miriam and the HOMETIME team finish a hilly back yard with landscape steps and tile, a fire ring, plants and sprinklers. D
2:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "5 Cool Tools"  The Woodsmith editors talk about five tools that transform the way they work in the shop. D
2:30 pm 
This Old House  "Cambridge Project, Part 1 of 15"  Homeowners John Stone and Sally Peterson want to turn an 1887 Victorian-era two family house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, into a one-family home. Landscape contractor Roger Cook finds a few surprises in the yard, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey uses an eye-opening energy audit to demonstrate the need for efficiency upgrades, and general contractor Tom Silva brings in a deconstruction expert to remove all of the old and unneeded house parts. D
3:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Transforming Stock Shelving/Installing A New Washing Machine Valve"  General contractor Tom Silva kicks off the 11th season of ASK THIS OLD HOUSE by helping a couple transform stock shelving into a custom built-in. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a new washing machine valve that will prevent flooding. D
3:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Just Because It's Organic (St. Paul, MN)"  Just because it's organic doesn't automatically make it a better option. Author and University of MN Assoc. Professor, Dr. Jeff Gillman helps us become more discerning gardeners as we explore specific examples in a fun and enlightening way. D
4:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Hispanic America's Turn"  According to the 2010 census, the number of American Hispanics grew 43% in the last decade to over 50 million. By 2050, Hispanics are projected to number 132 million and represent 30% of the population. As that population evolves, so does their political power. D
5:00 pm 
William and Mary   Mary is dealing with a truant son and an unusual birth, while her mother is determined to fix up Mary with ex-boyfriend Rick.G
6:00 pm 
NOVA  "Trapped In An Elevator"  More than 325 million people travel vertically by elevator daily in the United States. NOVA reveals the secret life of these machines and investigates personal stories of passengers who have been caught inside when the machinery fails. The program looks at the world's fastest elevator, maintenance in Manhattan skyscrapers, the Otis Test Tower and new computer controls.G
7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Horse Packers & Wagon Masters"  Idahoans who bond with horses and mules to follow dusty trails view Idaho's scenery at leisure and share its past. One man sets a distance record for packing with horse and mule as he rides for charity. Teamsters explore part of the Oregon Trail with wagons and mules, and trail riders head into the Selkirk Mountains.G
7:30 pm 
Undamming The Elwha   The KCTS9/EarthFix documentary tells the story of the Elhwa River, once dammed, now set free, following the determination that two 100-year-old dams were failing. The film includes historical photos and footage as well as interviews with those involved in the construction, operation and removal of the lower dam, the largest dam ever to be removed in the United States. Some of the footage used in the film is supplied by IdahoPTV and EarthFix Idaho reporter Aaron Kunz.G
8:00 pm 
Call The Midwife  "S1 E2"  As Jenny Lee settles into her role, there is a new arrival at Nonnatus House - Chummy, a welcome pair of extra hands. But her overwhelming desire to please and her inability to ride a bike prove obstacles in gaining the respect of Sister Evangelina. Meanwhile, a chance encounter with Mary, a pregnant young runaway, forces Jenny to see an unfamiliar, darker side of life. Part 2 of 6G
9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - A Faraway Country About Which We Know Nothing"  In the year before World War II begins in Europe, Lady Agnes and Sir Hallam are parents of two children. Lady Persie returns. Sir Hallam's aunt, Dr. Blanche Mottershead, is making herself at home within the household. And a spirited new nursery maid, Beryl, arrives. Part 1 of 6G
10:00 pm 
New Tricks   A Home Office pathologist asks UCOS to reopen a 1987 case involving an unidentified severed body of a young woman found in a woodland. Faced with few clues and puzzling evidence, an encounter with a wild boar may lead the investigators to some answers.G
11:00 pm 
Fake Or Fortune?  "Monet, Monet, Monet"  Host Fiona Bruce and art expert Philip Mould begin by examining a painting they believe to be an unacknowledged work by Monet.G
12:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Madrid City Guide"  Adela explores Madrid and takes excursions to see nearby sights.G
1:00 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
1:30 pm 
McLaughlin Group  "Romney's Gamechanger Offensive"  Pat Buchanan, Author and Columnist; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Mort Zuckerman, US News & World Report; Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune. D
2:00 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
2:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Oregon Coast Aquarium, Crater Lake in Winter, Silverspot Butterfly"  NULL
3:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Fancy Chicken"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the best Chicken Cordon Bleu. Next, Erin demonstrates how to cut a whole chicken. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of Black Forest deli ham. D
3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Lisbon and the Algarve"  Rick explores Lisbon, a mix of glorious old and fun-loving new. He finds salty sailors' quarters and wistful Fado singers mixed with ornate architecture recalling the days when Portugal was a world power. On the coast, Rick visits the Algarve, explores Cape Sagres and savors pristine beaches.G
4:00 pm 
NOVA  "Trapped In An Elevator"  More than 325 million people travel vertically by elevator daily in the United States. NOVA reveals the secret life of these machines and investigates personal stories of passengers who have been caught inside when the machinery fails. The program looks at the world's fastest elevator, maintenance in Manhattan skyscrapers, the Otis Test Tower and new computer controls.G
5:00 pm 
Flagler's Train: The Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad   Nearly thirty years after the last spike was driven in the transcontinental railway at Promontory Summit, Utah in 1869, the vast Florida wilderness was America's last frontier. But Standard Oil millionaire Henry Morrison Flagler had a vision for the lush, subtropical territory, one that he believed would bring untold commerce, people and riches to the as yet untamed land. It involved a railroad network, built through his iron will, vast riches and sheer determination that though short-lived, had far-reaching effects that are still felt today, 100 years after the first train pulled into Key West. D
6:00 pm 
Marion's Triumph: Surviving History's Nightmare   In 1938 the Blumenthal family attempted to escape Nazi Germany but became trapped in Holland when their passenger ship was bombed. Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan now talks of her six years in various refugee, transit and prison camps. She travels to schools, organizations, synagogues and churches worldwide to share her message of love, respect and tolerance. The documentary is based on Lazan's book Four Perfect Pebbles.G
7:00 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
8:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Salt Lake City, UT - Part 3"  Precious objects include a set of clubs once owned by Utah golf legend George "Gix" Von Elm, who also designed courses in eastern Idaho. Two Utah documents that date to 1857 are valued up to $15,000. Part 3 of 3G
9:00 pm 
Flagler's Train: The Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad   Nearly thirty years after the last spike was driven in the transcontinental railway at Promontory Summit, Utah in 1869, the vast Florida wilderness was America's last frontier. But Standard Oil millionaire Henry Morrison Flagler had a vision for the lush, subtropical territory, one that he believed would bring untold commerce, people and riches to the as yet untamed land. It involved a railroad network, built through his iron will, vast riches and sheer determination that though short-lived, had far-reaching effects that are still felt today, 100 years after the first train pulled into Key West. D
10:00 pm 
Marion's Triumph: Surviving History's Nightmare   In 1938 the Blumenthal family attempted to escape Nazi Germany but became trapped in Holland when their passenger ship was bombed. Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan now talks of her six years in various refugee, transit and prison camps. She travels to schools, organizations, synagogues and churches worldwide to share her message of love, respect and tolerance. The documentary is based on Lazan's book Four Perfect Pebbles.G
11:00 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
12:00 pm 
Democracy In America  "Federalism: U.S. V. The States"  This program explores federalism as a Constitutional compromise, especially in terms of present-day conflicts between people who believe that power should reside primarily in the national government and those who want government authority retained within the states. D
12:30 pm 
Democracy In America  "Civil Liberties: Safeguarding The Individual"  This program examines the First, Fourth, and Sixth Constitutional Amendments to show how the Bill of Rights protects individual citizens from excessive or arbitrary government interference, yet, contrary to the belief of many Americans, does not grant unlimited rights. D
1:00 pm 
In Search of the Novel  "What's The Story?"  This workshop explores how an author spins a story and why it is the most important aspect of the novel. In the program, participants examine the importance of the hook, and the "why" behind the events. They also consider various ways into difficult novels. D
2:00 pm 
Connecting with the Arts: A Teaching Practices Library, 6-8  "Folk Tales Transformed"  A visiting theatre artist works with a language arts teacher and a visual art teacher to help eighth-graders transform folk tales into original scenes that the students perform. D
2:30 pm 
Connecting with the Arts: A Teaching Practices Library, 6-8  "Preserving A Place for the Arts"  When faced with budget cuts, the staff of a rural middle school finds innovative ways to keep the arts a viable part of the curriculum. D
3:00 pm 
Mathematics Illuminated  "Primes"  The properties and patterns of prime numbers. D
3:30 pm 
Mathematics Illuminated  "Combinatorics Counts"  Counting is an act of organization, a listing of a collection of things in an orderly fashion. Sometimes it's easy; for instance counting people in a room. But listing all the possible seating arrangements of those people around a circular table is more challenging. D
4:00 pm 
Hands On Crafts for Kids  "Peru"  Our first stop this season is Peru, a country in western South America, bordered by Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile; home to the Incan Empire. Folk art in Peru is not just a way to show the culture but a way of life and livelihood for many people. Our crafts include traditional crafts and animals. D
4:30 pm 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "15-Minute Fajitas"  Are you really hungry right this minute? Well today we're showing you how to make "really fast fajitas". Yes, it's true, 15 minutes is all it takes. Top them off with fresh, homemade guacamole and you're in for a real lip smacking treat. D
5:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Sweets for My Sweet"  Tartelettes Aux Fruit Panaches; Tarte Tatin; Meme's Apple Tart; Individual Chocolate And Nut Pies. D
5:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Rise and Shine Breakfast"  Host Christopher Kimball discusses the science behind scrambled eggs with science expert Guy Crosby. Then, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to perfect Scrambled Eggs. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the best toaster ovens in the Equipment Corner. D
6:00 pm 
Winemakers  "Can You Sell It?"  Small winemakers, like the ones the winner will become, wear many hats. And one of the most important hats is sales person. The contestants must work as three teams of three at a popular wine tasting bar during one of the busiest weekends in wine country. D
6:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Valentia, Co. Kerry"  NULL
7:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Transforming Stock Shelving/Installing A New Washing Machine Valve"  General contractor Tom Silva kicks off the 11th season of ASK THIS OLD HOUSE by helping a couple transform stock shelving into a custom built-in. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a new washing machine valve that will prevent flooding. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa Del Sol"  Andalucia's Moorish heritage sparkles in the historic capitals of Granada and Cordoba. Rick tastes the smooth sherry and marvels at prancing stallions as he finds the passion in Andalucian culture. He finishes his visit with fun in the Spanish sun on the coast.G
8:00 pm 
Grand View  "Great Basin National Park"  NULL
8:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Sweets for My Sweet"  Tartelettes Aux Fruit Panaches; Tarte Tatin; Meme's Apple Tart; Individual Chocolate And Nut Pies. D
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Rise and Shine Breakfast"  Host Christopher Kimball discusses the science behind scrambled eggs with science expert Guy Crosby. Then, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to perfect Scrambled Eggs. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the best toaster ovens in the Equipment Corner. D
9:30 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
10:00 pm 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "Cooking with Cane Berries"  The Pences gather a sampling of Oregon's abundant crop, which go into blackberry pie with pecan crumble and raspberry almond cakes.G
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa Del Sol"  Andalucia's Moorish heritage sparkles in the historic capitals of Granada and Cordoba. Rick tastes the smooth sherry and marvels at prancing stallions as he finds the passion in Andalucian culture. He finishes his visit with fun in the Spanish sun on the coast.G
11:00 pm 
Theater Talk  "Christopher Bram On Eminent Outlaws"  Our guest is writer Christopher Bram, author of Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America, his rich and sweeping chronicle of gay authors, dramatists, and poets in post-WWII America and how they influenced the course of literary history. He discusses the lives of major male homosexual writers including: Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Allen Ginsberg and others -- men whose work helped change the informed straight world's perception of their sexuality from fear and contempt to acceptance, and now, in many cases, adulation. D
11:30 pm 
Closer to Truth  "Why The Cosmos?"  The search for meaning and purpose is humanity's never-ending quest. It is said that "How Questions" belong to the realm of science, but "Why Questions" do not. Yet startling scientific discoveries offer radical powers of explanation. D
12:19 pm 
Ocularist   An ocular prosthetician unites the dexterity of a skilled craftsman with an artist's textural caress in his unique creations: custom acrylic eyes so vibrantly alive it seems a cruel twist of fate that they are unable to see. D
12:30 pm 
Visa Dream   VISA DREAM tells the touching story of one family's experience gaining entry into the United States. Representatives from the U.S. Consulate demystify the visa process and illuminate the reasons why they approve some applications - and deny others. D
1:00 pm 
Global Voices  "The Boy Mir"  What of the generation of Afghans who have grown up since 9/11 and the resulting war in their country? From the director of the international hit The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan, this film tracks the irrepressible and lovable Mir from a na?ve 8-year-old to a fully grown adult. D
2:30 pm 
Global Voices  "A Son's Sacrifice"  Imran, a young Muslim American, struggles to take over his father's neighborhood halal slaughterhouse in New York City. The son of an immigrant, Imran must confront his mixed heritage and gain acceptance from his father's conservative community. On one of Islam's holiest days, Imran must lead a sacrifice that will define him as a Muslim, as an American and as a son. D
3:00 pm 
Your Vote 2012: The Social Climate   Amid fevered debate about the legalization of Gay Marriage; the existence of a "post-racial" American society; and the future of the Death Penalty; this program will seek to frame the election through the prism of changing societal attitudes. Field-reported from Iowa, where gay marriage was legalized in April 2009, the program will examine the impact of President Obama's shift on the issue on voting patterns in an important battleground state. In a state where the death penalty is no longer on-the-books, are Crime and Punishment important battleground issues? And in a predominantly "white" state, how are America's massive demographic changes (more Latinos now being born daily than whites) playing out on the hustings?. D
3:30 pm 
Your Vote 2012: The Latino Vote   With Field-reporting from Colorado the program will examine the national debate on immigration through the Colorado experience. Colorado's Latino population is the 8th-largest in the nation, with nearly half a million eligible Latino voters. We'll examine the complexities inherent in "The Latino Vote", and reveal its multi-faceted nature. D
4:00 pm 
POV  "The Light In Her Eyes"  Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur'an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago where female students studied Islam resulting in a cultural shift with women claiming space within the mosque. This portrait, filmed just before the uprising in Syria, shows a leader who challenges women in her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams.G
5:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "Passionate Politics"  Passionate Politics is a new one-hour documentary that brings Charlotte's story to life, from idealistic young civil rights activist to lesbian separatist to internationally-recognized leader of a campaign to put women's rights, front and center, on the global human rights agenda. Every step of the way, this is also the story of modern feminist activism, from its' roots in the 1960's struggles for social justice to its? outward-branching connections with campaigns against gender-based violence in other nations, from the 1980's through the present day. A Joyce Warshow Film. D
6:19 pm 
Ocularist   An ocular prosthetician unites the dexterity of a skilled craftsman with an artist's textural caress in his unique creations: custom acrylic eyes so vibrantly alive it seems a cruel twist of fate that they are unable to see. D
6:30 pm 
Visa Dream   VISA DREAM tells the touching story of one family's experience gaining entry into the United States. Representatives from the U.S. Consulate demystify the visa process and illuminate the reasons why they approve some applications - and deny others. D
7:00 pm 
Global Voices  "The Boy Mir"  What of the generation of Afghans who have grown up since 9/11 and the resulting war in their country? From the director of the international hit The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan, this film tracks the irrepressible and lovable Mir from a na?ve 8-year-old to a fully grown adult. D
8:30 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
9:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "Passionate Politics"  Passionate Politics is a new one-hour documentary that brings Charlotte's story to life, from idealistic young civil rights activist to lesbian separatist to internationally-recognized leader of a campaign to put women's rights, front and center, on the global human rights agenda. Every step of the way, this is also the story of modern feminist activism, from its' roots in the 1960's struggles for social justice to its? outward-branching connections with campaigns against gender-based violence in other nations, from the 1980's through the present day. A Joyce Warshow Film. D
10:19 pm 
Ocularist   An ocular prosthetician unites the dexterity of a skilled craftsman with an artist's textural caress in his unique creations: custom acrylic eyes so vibrantly alive it seems a cruel twist of fate that they are unable to see. D
10:30 pm 
Visa Dream   VISA DREAM tells the touching story of one family's experience gaining entry into the United States. Representatives from the U.S. Consulate demystify the visa process and illuminate the reasons why they approve some applications - and deny others. D
11:00 pm 
Global Voices  "The Boy Mir"  What of the generation of Afghans who have grown up since 9/11 and the resulting war in their country? From the director of the international hit The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan, this film tracks the irrepressible and lovable Mir from a na?ve 8-year-old to a fully grown adult. D

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