October Programming Highlights

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Penguins: Spy in the Huddle

Witness the intimate, emotional and sometimes amusing behavior of nature’s most devoted parents. With their feisty nature, penguins are bringing up their young against the most extraordinary odds. This 3-part series airs on the following Mondays in October at 8:00pm.

The Journey: Monday, October 6 | First Steps: Monday, October 13 | Growing Up Monday, October 20

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Wild West with Ray Mears

Internationally renowned bushcraft expert and survivalist, Ray Mears, explores how the
awe-inspiring landscape of North America
shaped the story of the Wild West.

Tuesdays in October at 7:00pm.

Learn more about America's West from
American Experience & The Library of Congress.

NOVA: Rise of the Hackers

Computers hold our treasured photographs, emails and personal information—and cyber-criminals want it. Our lives are truly going digital.

Sunday, October 5 at 7:00pm.

View upcoming NOVA episodes.
NOVA airs most Sundays at 7:00pm with an encore performance on Thursdays at 11:00pm.

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Shelter Me: New Beginnings

The inspiring series that celebrates the human-animal bond. Each story shows how people’s lives are improved when shelter pets are given a second chance. Explore an evolutionary program to get animals to play and learn from one another.

Tuesday, October 7 at 8:00pm.

Service: When Women Come Marching Home

This program takes the audience on a journey from the deserts of Afghanistan to rural Tennessee and from Iraq to New York City. Through interviews Service reveals the raw truths of our women warriors.

Tuesday, October 21 at 8:00pm.
Explore programs, events and information related to our Embracing Our Military initiative.

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Theatre of the Mind

Live, televised 1940’s-style radio drama... it’s radio you can see, complete with actors,
music and a crew of sound effects technicians, creating it all right before your eyes. This program airs with 3 special presentations.

Monday, October 13 at 10:00 p.m.

Monday, October 20 at 10:00 p.m.

Twisted Tales of Poe
Monday, October 27 at 10:00 p.m.