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October 16, 2012
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12:00 am 
Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose Morocco: Quest for the Kasbah   The adventurer is on a quest for the modern-day equivalent of the Kasbah - the walled residential quarters that served as a refuge for African, Arab, Jewish and European traders, pirates and holy men traveling caravan routes. He begins in Marrakesh, travels over the mountains to Ouarzazate and treks to the desert on the country's far eastern border. He works his way up to Fes, north to Tangier and back to Rabat, ending in Casablanca.G

1:00 am 
The Parents' Survival Guide:Childhood Obesity   This film points out multi-faceted solutions to this growing pediatric health problem, specifically the role parents can play as the "first line of defense" in their children's nutrition and fitness. Interviews with experts and family profiles provide help to determine a child's risk for obesity and offers proven, practical strategies for prevention and intervention.G

2:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Home on the Range"  The real heyday of the American cowboy has come and gone; but in Idaho, the hard-scrabble hero of so many of our nation's legends can still be found, riding the range on the West's public lands. It seems there will always be a place for cowboys, wherever there are cattle to be rounded up and wild horses to be tamed, and wherever there are people who love the cowboy lifestyle. As cowboy poet Rudy Gonzales reminds us, "People want to be cowboys!"G

2:30 am 
MotorWeek  "Lexus Ls"  Road Test: 2013 Lexus LS. Road Test: 2013 Chevrolet Spark. Goss' Garage: Brake Issues. D

3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Tribute to Number Seven"  Today is the number seven day on Sesame Street! Rosita, Abby, and Zoe begin singing about the number seven as they count seven dancing chickens. Next, Maria does the number seven rumba. As the seven celebration continues, a sniffling letter "S" arrives. D

4:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel And Miss Elaina Play Rocketship/Daniel Plays At The Castle"  Daniel and Miss Elaina Play Rocketship - Daniel has come to play with Miss Elaina today! They decide to play "outer space," but Miss Elaina gets upset when her cardboard telescope and spaceship accidentally break. Lady Elaine helps the friends see that they can still have fun together, even without the toys - because they're friends! They use their imaginations to keep playing, which is just as much fun! Daniel Plays at the Castle - Daniel is visiting Prince Wednesday and the boys are excited to explore Prince Wednesday's rock collection. Daniel is saddened when Prince Wednesday tells him the rocks are too delicate to play with. D

4:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha in the Hold/Get Along, Little Doggies"  Martha in the Hold - Martha's family is going out West on vacation and Martha doesn't want to be left behind. But that cargo hold where dogs have to travel sounds scary. Can Martha find her ticket to ride? Vocabulary: (E) cargo, passenger(s), turbulence, arriv(e)(s)(ing)(val) , depart(s)(ed) (I) travel(ing), suitcase(s), flight, trip, Take(s) (ing) off. D

5:00 am 
Nature  "Siberian Tiger Quest"  NATURE begins its 31st season with conservation ecologist Chris Morgan ("Bears of the Last Frontier") seeking to fulfill a longtime dream - to find and film a Siberian tiger in Russia's far eastern forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Park's unconventional tracking technique has produced thousands of hours of footage. Morgan learns firsthand from Park just how hard it is to achieve.G

6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Three-Part Travel Skills Special"  Rick shoots his travel tips on location in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, the Rhine and Swiss Alps. He demonstrates how to stay safe in unfamiliar locations and shows how to get around in a variety of environments. Part 2 of 3G

6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Pacific Rim With Rudy Maxa  "Mexico City and Ixtapa"  Mexico City, the world's largest metropolis, is modern, crowded, cosmopolitan, and steeped in tradition. Rudy begins with Mexico's ancient roots just outside the city at pre-Aztec Teotihuacan. The superb National Museum of Anthropology provides more insights into ancient Mexico. D

7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Outpost of the Outback"  Located near the center of the continent, Alice Springs, Australia, is around 1,000 miles from the closest city and has a population of 28,000 people. This city may be small, but it is home to Alice Springs Desert Park, a one of kind conservation site and tourist mecca that contains both the distinct flavor of Central Australia and the local desert habitats all in one easy to explore area. Host David Yetman surveys the park's Desert Rivers, Sand Country and Woodlands habitats, which are home to kangaroos, wallabies and bilbies as well as a large variety of rodents, birds and reptiles. D

7:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Pizza on the Grill/Pizza Alla Griglia"  It's summertime at last, and Mary Ann fires up the grill -- not for burgers -- but for pizza, starting with a Roasted Vegetable Pizza topped with zucchini, eggplant, squash and red Onions. And for dessert? Even more pizza, this time a sweet, Mini-dessert Pizza topped with honey, fresh mint and sliced apricots. D

8:00 am 
Cooking Odyssey  "Thessaloniki - Part 1"  Eva takes us to the capital of the prefecture of central Macedonia, and her hometown, and Chef Yianni makes a feta & eggplant appetizer and bakaliaro fricasse with a little help from Eva. D

8:30 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "A French Twist On Mexico"  A tasty look at the way French cuisine has historically influenced modern Mexican cooking, and simple techniques any American cook can manage with impressive results. Snapper in a Poblano Chile Sauce; Blissful Corn Torte; Cajeta Crepes with Toasted Pecans. D

9:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Salmon and Sole"  Host Christopher Kimball visits a Boston fishmonger to discover the truth about farm-raised salmon. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make perfect Glazed Salmon. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of tuna. D

9:30 am 
Garden SMART   Landscape Makeover - Part 1. GardenSMART landscapes a challenging site using beautiful plants and stunning containers. Eye-candy and gardening lessons galore. D

10:00 am 
Bluegrass Underground  "Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver"  Singer/mandolinist Doyle Lawson is yet another deserving winner of a National Heritage Fellowship (2006). Lawson's band is known as the School of Bluegrass for its many high-profile alumni. This latest batch of hot young pickers lives up to that legacy, as Lawson leads them through state-of-the-art traditional and progressive bluegrass, as well as some of the most compelling a cappella Gospel harmonizing seen or heard anywhere. D

10:30 am 
Music Voyager  "Nashville: Music City"  Known as the capital of country music, Nashville also is home to some of the world's top singer-songwriters and rock and pop bands. Host Jacob Edgar receives a personal tour of Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry by country superstar Vince Gill. Then, he sees Elizabeth Miller perform at a funky bar in East Nashville, the bohemian district home to many of the city's musicians. D

11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Good Sport"  Elmo and Abby are playing a game of hot potato together. Elmo keeps losing the game and starts to feel frustrated. He thinks that something must be wrong with the potato, and tries using another one, but he still loses. D

12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Night Train/Fossil Fred"  Night Train - Dad, Buddy and Tiny take a special ride on the Dinosaur Train at night, learning about animals that are active after dark, culminating at the Big Pond for a nature walk under the full moon. Fossil Fred - Buddy, Tiny and Don play "detective" and search around the Big Pond for fossils. The kids end up finding an entire skeleton of a Jurassic dinosaur. D

12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Ghost Who Was Afraid of Halloween"  It's Halloween in Storybrook Village and Pig is so frightened, he won't go Trick or Treating with his friends! The Super Readers pay a storybook visit to Little Ghost, who's a bit of a scaredy cat himself, to teach him there's more to Halloween than meets the eye!. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Thump/Squirreled Away"  Thump - Nick is trying to make his mother a surprise lunch, but she keeps coming into the kitchen! If only there was a way for him to know when she was coming. The Cat takes Nick and Sally to meet his friend Twitch the rabbit. Twitch and her bunnies teach Nick and Sally how to stop, look and listen for danger. D

1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Bad Hair Day"  Chris and Martin try to help a lion named "He who breathes fire" get past obstacles and back to his pride, who are under siege from two intruder lions. D

2:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Sound"  Sounds are vibrations of energy. Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guest scientist, Steve Shropshire, Professor Of Physics, Idaho State University, answer students' questions about sound.G

2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play the wonderful standard, "When I Fall In Love," and the signature lick from the James Bond theme song. Featured guests include David Tolley, Bradley Sowash and Lori Mechem. D

3:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1910s"  Saving lives and taking lives are the hallmarks of this decade. The umbrella supplies the inspiration for a new device that lets airplane pilots parachute to safety. Sonar navigation comes to the aid of ships at sea; and a garment manufacturer develops the first safety hood to protect firefighters inside burning buildings.G

4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Secrets of the Viking Sword"  The Ulfberht sword of the Vikings is a revolutionary high-tech tool of its day, a work of art and considered to be one of the greatest swords ever made. NOVA uses cutting-edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and unravel its mystery.G

6:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1910s"  Saving lives and taking lives are the hallmarks of this decade. The umbrella supplies the inspiration for a new device that lets airplane pilots parachute to safety. Sonar navigation comes to the aid of ships at sea; and a garment manufacturer develops the first safety hood to protect firefighters inside burning buildings.G

7:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Going Deep"  This episode takes a look back at the decades of effort that culminated in the deep sub Alvin reaching the ocean floor, and looks forward to what's next. D

7:30 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Chimp Minds"  This program visits with an engaging if unruly bunch of cousins that we formally broke up with about six or seven million years ago - with whom we share almost all of our genes, but not a lot of our lifestyle. Why the difference? Maybe it's in how we learn. D

8:00 pm 
Autism: Coming of Age   In the next 10 to 15 years, an estimated 800,000 children with autism will age out of the school system and transition into adulthood. Then, they will look to ill-prepared state and federal governments for the support services and resources to meet their many needs - a situation autism experts refer to as the "coming tsunami." The one-hour documentary AUTISM: COMING OF AGE provides an inside look at the lives of three adults with autism and includes interviews with their families and support teaMs. Autism and disability experts from Massachusetts, New York, Washington, Virginia and Pennsylvania also discuss the current system, impending challenges and possible outcomes for the future. D

9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Secrets of the Viking Sword"  The Ulfberht sword of the Vikings is a revolutionary high-tech tool of its day, a work of art and considered to be one of the greatest swords ever made. NOVA uses cutting-edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and unravel its mystery.G

10:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1910s"  Saving lives and taking lives are the hallmarks of this decade. The umbrella supplies the inspiration for a new device that lets airplane pilots parachute to safety. Sonar navigation comes to the aid of ships at sea; and a garment manufacturer develops the first safety hood to protect firefighters inside burning buildings.G

11:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Going Deep"  This episode takes a look back at the decades of effort that culminated in the deep sub Alvin reaching the ocean floor, and looks forward to what's next. D

11:30 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Chimp Minds"  This program visits with an engaging if unruly bunch of cousins that we formally broke up with about six or seven million years ago - with whom we share almost all of our genes, but not a lot of our lifestyle. Why the difference? Maybe it's in how we learn. D

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