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October 24, 2012
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2:00 am 
Decoding Autism   In 2010, doctors diagnosed more children with an autism spectrum disorder than with childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. The public television special DECODING AUTISM looks at the devastating neurodevelopmental disorder that leaves families heartbroken, vulnerable and desperate for answers. The documentary highlights efforts in New Jersey and New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Louisville and Sacramento, where researchers hope to gain insights that may lead to prevention, new treatments and even a cure.G

3:00 am 
Invitation to World Literature  "Journey to the West"  The powerful and mischievous Stone Monkey King brings chaos to heaven and earth. Freed from a mountain prison in order to guard a Chinese monk on his journey to retrieve the Buddhist scriptures from India, Monkey seeks his own spiritual transformation. Modern performance, contemporary art, and Buddhist philosophers provide a rich context to the ancient tale. D

3:30 am 
Invitation to World Literature  "Popol Vuh"  The Mayan book of creation, the dawn of life, and the glories of gods and kings. This magnificent epic was saved from destruction at the hands of the Spanish by Quiche chroniclers. Once repressed, the story is now interwoven with the history of today's Mayan people. D

4:00 am 
Mechanical Universeā€¦And Beyond, The  "Voltage, Energy, and Force"  When is electricity dangerous or benign, spectacular or useful?. D

4:30 am 
Economics U$A  "Productivity"  The cause of America's great productivity slide is examined, along with possible solutions. D

5:00 am 
Newsline   NULL

5:30 am 
French In Action  "Vacation In Brittany II"  On a rainy day, Mireille, her sisters, and cousins are passing the time. As they check to see what's playing at the movies, Cecile gets a surprise invitation for a sail.G

6:00 am 

6:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Jetta's Tall Tale/The Big Fetch"  Jetta feels a twinge of jealousy when the other children make a fuss over Emily Elizabeth's wonderful big pet Clifford, so she blurts out a story about her own wonderful big pet a huge parrot named Lulu. But the little lie quickly grows into a big mess, forcing Jetta to dress Clifford up as a bird to keep the lie from being exposed. Her conscience finally makes her do the right thing and she apologizes for having created the lie in the first place. D

7:00 am 
Arthur  "Prunella The Packrat/What's in a Name?"  Prunella the Packrat - Prunella saves everything - ticket stubs, quizzes from second grade, pencil stubs, broken shoe laces.you name it and it's in her closet! Can Arthur help her break her packrat habits in time to put together the display for the school's Earth Day fair? Or is Prunella doomed to drown in her clutter? What's in a Name? - Binky find out that his real name isn't Binky, it's. Shelley?!! He's certain he will have to leave town - or at least school - having this silly name. D

7:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha's Life In Crime, Part 1 & 2"  Martha's Life in Crime, Part 1 - Martha tells the story of her puppy days in the animal shelter and her excitement of finding a family. But it turns out that Helen wasn't the first person who adopted Martha. Vocabulary: (E) autobiography, possib(le)(ilities), yearn(ed), promis(e)(ing), narrate(d), flashback (I) tell(ing), back then, now, recall, before. D

8:00 am 
Curious George  "George Buys A Kite/Train of Light"  Curious George Buys a Kite - After a gust of wind destroys their kite, George and Bill are determined to buy the Ultimate Kite on display at Ada & Luke's country store. Luckily, Bill & George's Excellent Job Service finds enough work to keep their weekend schedule filled with money making chores--until rain prevents the duo from completing their outdoor tasks. Can their precise schedule be rearranged to do the inside chores while it's raining and complete the outdoor tasks when it's sunny or will Bill and George's Excellent Job Service go out of business? Train of Light - During a trip to Mabel's Department Store, George helps wrap presents, watches himself on TV, rides the escalator, and becomes fascinated by a lamp that casts a shadow of a moving train onto the wall. D

8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Blue Feet Are Neat/A Little Reef Magic"  Blue Feet Are Neat - Nick and Sally are trying out their new blue rubber boots but they keep getting stuck in the mud! Cat knows just who can help them - Buster, the Blue-footed Booby bird. Buster is only too happy to show them how his wide, flat blue feet help him move easily over the muddy shore. With Cat's help to make their boots wide and flat, Sally and Nick can now walk across the mud without getting stuck - just like Buster! Reef Magic - Nick has difficulty learning a "disappearing" magic trick, when who should appear but The Cat in the Hat! He takes Nick and Sally to the coral reef of Scoobamareen. D

9:00 am 
Super Why!  "The Stars in the Sky"  Princess Pea wants to play in a rainbow, but her mother says it simply can't be done! So the Super Readers soar into the story The Stars in the Sky and accompany a little girl named Ella with a big dream of her own! As the Super Readers climb higher and higher they begin to wonder - will they play with the stars, or merely wish on them? Educational Objectives: To learn about the fun of fantasy, follow the alphabet, practice spelling skills and use the power to read to change the story and save the day!. D

9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Haunted Roundhouse/Big Pond Pumpkin Patch"  Dad takes the kids on a special Night Train to Troodon Town, where the Troodons have decorated their Roundhouse into a "haunted house" for a spooky party. The kids end up meeting a strange new nocturnal creature - a mammal named Vlad Volaticotherium, who was hiding in the roundhouse trying to get some sleep. The Pteranodon family learns more about the customs of their neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, when they are invited for the first time to accompany them to the Big Pond to celebrate "Gourd Day" - a kind of Mesozoic Halloween. D

10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Practice Makes Proud"  Elmo is ready to play basketball. He has his special basketball shirt to wear, his special basketball to play with, and a healthy snack to give him energy. Abby appears and says that she can be Elmo's fairy godmother and help him with all sorts of stuff. D

11:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel's Birthday/Daniel's Picnic"  Daniel's Birthday - It's Daniel's Birthday! Daniel is very excited to go to Baker Aker's Bakery with his mom to pick out a cake for his party. When they arrive home after a bumpy ride on Trolley, Daniel is disappointed to find that his cake is smushed. It turns out. D

11:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "My Ice Pops"  Sid wakes up and discovers that his ice pops melted! This sticky situation leads him to ask," Why do things have to melt?" After investigating at school, Sid learns that if liquids don't stay in a really cold place, they slowly melt over time. He also discovers that liquids can freeze into solid ice and then melt right back into liquid. D

12:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Duck Saves Spider's Web/Caterpillar Gets A Home"  Duck Saves Spider's Web - When Duck accidentally crashes into Spider's web and breaks it apart into letters, he has to go about finding the letters to fix it. But he doesn't know what letters are in the word 'web'! With Elephant's help, he learns that sometimes if you can sound out a word, you can figure out what letters you need to build it. Caterpillar Gets a Home - Duck makes a new friend on a windy, rainy day: Caterpillar. D

12:30 pm 
Caillou  "I'm Learning"  Jonas, a friend of Dad's and a real cowboy, has invited the family to visit his ranch. Caillou learns a lot about horses, and he even gets to brush a pony named Lucky. When Dad's burning toast triggers the fire alarm, he decides it is the perfect opportunity to practice a fire drill. D

1:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Big Brother Rusty: China"  Barney's excited to find out that Rusty's family is adopting a new baby girl from China; however, Rusty feels differently. He's not sure if he's going to be a good brother, and he doesn't know much about China. Barney takes him, BJ and Baby Bop on an adventure to China where he can learn more about his new sister's heritage. D

1:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Learning Together"  James to the Rescue - James is asked to be the Sodor Search and Rescue Engine but is upset when Toby is asked to help him. James says that Sodor Rescue Engines are Steam Engines, not Steam Trams like Toby! They chuff off to rescue Gordon whose wheels have come off the track. James wants to help by pulling him forward, but Toby thinks they should get Rocky since Gordon is too heavy. D

2:00 pm 
Curious George  "George Buys A Kite/Train of Light"  Curious George Buys a Kite - After a gust of wind destroys their kite, George and Bill are determined to buy the Ultimate Kite on display at Ada & Luke's country store. Luckily, Bill & George's Excellent Job Service finds enough work to keep their weekend schedule filled with money making chores--until rain prevents the duo from completing their outdoor tasks. Can their precise schedule be rearranged to do the inside chores while it's raining and complete the outdoor tasks when it's sunny or will Bill and George's Excellent Job Service go out of business? Train of Light - During a trip to Mabel's Department Store, George helps wrap presents, watches himself on TV, rides the escalator, and becomes fascinated by a lamp that casts a shadow of a moving train onto the wall. D

2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha's Life In Crime, Part 1 & 2"  Martha's Life in Crime, Part 1 - Martha tells the story of her puppy days in the animal shelter and her excitement of finding a family. But it turns out that Helen wasn't the first person who adopted Martha. Vocabulary: (E) autobiography, possib(le)(ilities), yearn(ed), promis(e)(ing), narrate(d), flashback (I) tell(ing), back then, now, recall, before. D

3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "A Fistful of Confetti"  It's Neighborhood Record Day, and everyone in town is trying to break silly records. Francine and Jessica are both trying to break the same record - filming the most broken records on record day. When Francine tries to get in Jessica's way by giving her fake tips, The Electric Company works together to lead Jessica to victory. D

3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Wordbot/Mount Rush Here"  WORDBOT - In order to get back at WordGirl for destroying his robots, Tobey builds a robot replica of WordGirl named WordBot. When WordBot gets jealous and turns against Tobey, WordGirl and Tobey are forced to team-up in order to defeat WordBot. Vocabulary Words: Devoted, Backfire. D

4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Googly-Eye: The Night Guru"  The Kratt brothers secretly "borrow" Aviva's half finished night vision goggles to go in search of a mysterious nocturnal creature. But when the unstable goggles stop working, the brothers find themselves taken in by the nocturnal society of the tarsier. As they investigate, the Wild Kratts team discovers that nocturnal creatures only come out at night and learn that eyes help a creature see by collecting the light that comes from objects all around. D

4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Halloween Howl"  The CyberSquad must "divide and conquer" in order to rescue the Mayor from Hacker's clutches and save Castleblanca's big Halloween Howl party, which all the little monsters are looking forward to. D

5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "The People Vs. Grandma Ruffman"  Grandma's accused of trying to break Ruff's twin, Scruff Ruffman, out of prison! The FETCHers try the case with help from real lawyers in a real courtroom with a real judge. D

5:30 pm 

5:56 pm 
Newshour Promo   NULL

6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

7:00 pm 
Nature  "Magic of the Snowy Owl"  Harry Potter's faithful companion, Hedwig, is one of the "Snowies," known for their magical beauty, intelligence and charm. Filmmakers head deep into the owl's tundra home on the North Slope of Alaska to observe the daily struggles involved in raising a family of helpless owlets until they are able to fly. These Arctic owls exhibit a range of skills greater than those required of magical messengers.G

8:00 pm 
NOVA  "Iceman Murder Mystery"  He's been dead for more than 5,000 years. He's been poked, prodded and probed by scientists for the last 20. And yet today, Otzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps nearly two decades ago, continues to keep many secrets.G

9:00 pm 
NOVA scienceNOW  "How Smart Can We Get?"  From a man who suddenly acquires a musical gift after a freak head injury to a "memory athlete" who can remember strings of hundreds of random numbers, host David Pogue meets people stretching the boundaries of what the human mind can do. Then Pogue puts himself to the test: After high-res scanning, he finds out how the anatomy of his brain measures up against Albert Einstein's brain.G

10:00 pm 
Hustle   The gang is just about to close a deal when Sean is distracted by someone with whom he has a score to settle. He lets the mark walk off with the money while he pursues this man. Emma is shocked to learn it is their father who walked out on Emma and Sean 25 years before.G

11:00 pm 
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