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PBS NewsHour Debates: A Special Report
Tue, 10/16/2012 - 9:00pm

Candy Crowley, CNN chief political correspondent and anchor, CNN’s State of the Union, moderates the second presidential debate, which will take the form of a town meeting. Citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Each candidate will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

Special
Tue, 10/16/2012 - 8:00pm

View America’s racial landscape through current presidential election.

Documentary
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:00pm

This is the story of an Indian chief who went to court to prove he was a person … and in the process redefined what it means to be an American. The documentary traces one man’s journey from his Nebraska homeland to the malaria-infested plains of Indian Territory and finally to a trial that made front page news across America. Standing Bear’s odyssey began in 1877, when the Ponca tribe was exiled from the Niobrara valley to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma, a place they called death country. As Standing Bear’s son was dying, he begged his father to take his body home for burial with his ancestors. In January of 1879, Standing Bear began the long walk north to keep his promise. Before he and his small band could make it home, they were arrested and imprisoned at Fort Omaha. With the secret support of a famous army general, Standing Bear sued the U.S. government for his freedom. The film weaves interviews, re-creations and present-day scenes to tell a powerful story about human rights.

Market Warriors
Mon, 10/29/2012 - 9:00pm

This week on MARKET WARRIORS, our pickers (Miller, John, Bob and Kevin) are off to the races at the Burlington Antique Show in Burlington, KY where they visit a well-known gem of a market. The pickers are challenged with discovering unique lighting among the 200 vendors. A pair of mid century lamps invite some conversation. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg points out some notable picks include a Marilyn Monroe thermometer, a pair of mid-century modern chairs, and a chrome headboard. Their finds are auctioned at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles.

Masterpiece Classic
Sun, 10/14/2012 - 9:00pm

Lady Agnes catches the eye of charismatic American millionaire Caspar Landry, but as she and Sir Hallam look to their future, a tragic turn of events leaves their promised dreams, and a close family member, in jeopardy. Downstairs, Mrs. Thackeray makes a momentous decision that throws the running of 165 into chaos. Blanche and Mr. Amanjit continue to clash, until a heart-breaking cause compels them to reconsider their differences.

Midsomer Murders
Sat, 10/13/2012 - 8:00pm

A commercial decision to turn Midsomer Deverell’s memorial garden into a tea shop proves to be a fatal mistake for some members of the Inkpen family. The Bennett family is particularly enraged, as Gerald Bennett was responsible for its creation. When Fliss Inkpen is found brutally murdered in the garden, Barnaby launches an investigation which unearths more than mere local hostility. Upon the deaths of Elspeth Inkpen, Cynthia Bennet and George Bennett, Barnaby's discoveries reveal a tumultuous trail of ruined dreams, scandalous love affairs and vicious blackmail that lead straight to the killer.

Broadway Or Bust
Fri, 10/12/2012 - 10:00pm

PBS is bound for Broadway with a primetime documentary series that tracks the real-life stories of America’s top high school musical performers, vying in the ultimate competition to find the nation’s best young theater stars. Part competition, part performance and part non-fiction drama, the event starts in regional theatrical programs, where judges around the country select the best performers in the country. The 60 finalists then descend on Broadway, where they plunge into the eye of the theatrical storm for one intense week of rehearsals, coaching, mentoring and cut-throat competition. After an intense final audition, finalists are selected, and these “best of the best” American high school performers take part in the grand finale of the week, the competition for The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (a.k.a. The Jimmy Awards), a one night, star-studded event held at Minskoff Theatre in June 2012. That night, the judges select and anoint the nation’s leading male and female high school musical theatre performers. Follow the build-up and the heartbreak, the drama and disappointment of BROADWAY OR BUST on PBS.

PBS NewsHour Debates: A Special Report
Thu, 10/11/2012 - 9:00pm

The NEWSHOUR presents live coverage (90 minutes) and analysis (30 minutes) of the vice presidential candidates’ debate. Martha Raddatz, senior foreign affairs correspondent, ABC News, moderates the debate from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.

NOVA ScienceNOW
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:00pm

Scientists have struggled for centuries to pinpoint the qualities that separate human beings from the millions of other animals who have evolved on this planet. David Pogue explores the traits we once thought were uniquely ours — language, tool-making, even laughter — to uncover their evolutionary roots. He traces some of the crucial steps that transformed cave men to accountants — and learns how much of his own DNA came from a Neanderthal ancestor.

NOVA
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 9:00pm

The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings’ rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art. Considered one of the greatest swords ever made, it remains a fearsome weapon more than a millennium after it last saw battle. But how did Viking sword makers design and build the Ulfberht, and what was its role in history? Now, NOVA uses cutting-edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and finally unravel the mystery of the Viking sword.

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