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OCTOber 2010

Great Performances: Macbeth Wed 6th, 9 p.m. thirteen.org/ gperf


Featured this month

BRAVE NEW BARD Great Performances: Macbeth

Most actors thank their agents, managers, or teachers when they’re nominated for an award. This year, when Jan Maxwell received a Tony nomination for her work in The Royal Family, she thanked THIRTEEN’s Great Performances. Speaking to reporters following her nomination, she recalled seeing The Royal Family on Great Performances as a college student in 1975—a production that featured her recent co-star Rosemary Harris. “I watched it on my tiny black-and-white TV and remember feeling the possibility of a future in the theater,” she remarked. The series transformed the landscape of performing arts programming on television when it premiered on THIRTEEN in 1972 and continues to inspire a new generation of performers. “The theater I was exposed to watching Great Performances greatly influenced the artist I am today,” observes Bronx-born Exclusive online features and more at

actress Kerry Washington, recently seen on Broadway in David Mamet’s Race. “It’s amazing the way public broadcasting can transport a child to a place they would normally never have access to.” This month, Great Performances transports you to a world that is wicked, wonderful and gloriously Shakespearean when Sir Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood reprise their Tony-nominated performances in Macbeth. Director Rupert Goold adapts his gripping stage production—which enjoyed successful West End and Broadway runs, as well as a soldout engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music—into an edgy film set in a nameless 20th-century militaristic society. Tune in and see why The New York Times praises the “fearsome insight and theatrical fire” of Stewart’s performance and British critics call this bold new production “the Macbeth of a lifetime.”

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Great Performances: Macbeth is funded by the Irene Diamond Fund, Vivian Milstein, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, public television viewers and PBS.

THIS PAGE AND COVER: courtesy of Manuel Harlan/Illuminations TV­—WNET.ORG

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evening and night Aired earlier Repeats Fri 4th, 1pm. this month

12:30 Change Your Brain Change Your Body See Wed To be announced 2nd, 10pm. Repeats Sat 5th, Visit thirteen.org 6am and early Mon 7th, for related activities 3:30am. [R]

1 FRIDAY 5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Washington Week Repeats Sat 2nd, 9am.

8:30 PREMIERE Need to Know Broadcast journalist Alison Stewart and Newsweek editor Jon Meacham co-anchor THIRTEEN’s weekly newsmagazine. Repeats Sun 3rd, 6pm.

9:30 PREMIERE At the Paley Center Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of the Paley Center for Media, interviews actor Ted Danson. Repeats early Wed 6th, 4:45am.

6:00 Need to Know 10/02 EARLY SATURDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley Repeats

See Fri 1st, 8:30pm. [R]

7:00 NOVA: “Ghost in Your Genes” Repeats early

Mon 4th, 1pm.

12:30 Theater Talk 1:00 Great Performances: “In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams” Repeats

Fri 8th, 4:30am.

Sat 2nd, 2:30pm.

Repeats early Tue 5th, 1am

2:00 Masterpiece Mystery! 3:30 Masterpiece Mystery! 5:00 Great Museums

and Sat 9th, 5pm.

2 SATURDAY 6:00 Colameco’s Food Show 6:30 Lidia’s Italy 7:00 The This Old House Hour 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances Hyacinth plans a barbecue. 8:30 As Time Goes By Jean teaches Lionel about trust. 9:00 Reel 13 Classics: “Rain Man” (1988) A wheelerdealer (Tom Cruise) meets his autistic brother (Dustin Hoffman). Repeats early Sun 3rd, 1:20am.

11:15 PREMIERE Reel 13 Indies: “1981” (2009) A young boy’s family moves to Quebec City. Repeats early Sun 3rd, 3:35am and

Michael Priest Photography

3 SUNDAY

11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats Mon 4th, 1:30pm.

Wed 6th, 12:30am.

8:00 Nature: “Black Mamba” Africa’s most dangerous and feared snakes.

Courtesy of ©Left Bank Pictures/ Yellow Bird for MASTERPIECE

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6/04 EARLY FRIDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley

9:00 PREMIERE Masterpiece Mystery!: “Wallander, Series II: Faceless Killers” Wallander (Kenneth Branagh) investigates the slaying of a farm couple. Repeats early Tue 5th, 2am and early Sat 9th, 3:30am.

10:30 Latin Music USA The mambo, cha cha and Latin jazz. Repeats early Tue 5th, 3:30am.

11:30 Baseball: A New York Love Story Baseball memories from THIRTEEN and WLIW21 viewers. (Parts 1-5 of 5)

10/03 EARLY SUNDAY AM 1:10 PREMIERE Reel 13 Shorts Repeats early Sun 3rd, 5:20am.

10/04 EARLY MONDAY AM 2:30 Independent Lens [R] 4:00 When Worlds Collide [R]

1:20 Reel 13 Classics 10:00 Live From the Artists Den: “Ani DiFranco” The folk artist performs at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

See Sat 2nd, 9pm. [R]

3:35 Reel 13 Indies See

4 MONDAY

Sat 2nd, 11:15pm. Repeats early Wed 6th, 12:30am. [R]

5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News


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evening and night 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Antiques Roadshow A rare handmade chair is estimated at $80,000 to $120,000. Repeats early Wed 6th, 3:45am and early Sat 9th, 5am.

9:00 PREMIERE American Masters: “A Letter to Elia” Martin Scorsese directs this intimate portrait of film director Elia Kazan. Repeats

9:00 PREMIERE POV: “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers” An act of conscience that brought down a President and ended a hopeless war. Repeats early Thu 7th,

10/07 EARLY THURSDAY AM 12:00 Charlie Rose

2:30am and Sat 9th, 3pm.

Repeats Sat 9th, 3pm. [R]

11:00 Charlie Rose

4:30 Lafayette: The Lost Hero See Mon 4th, 10:30pm.

Repeats Wed 6th, 1:30pm.

early Wed 6th, 2:15am and Sun 10th, 12:30pm.

Repeats Wed 6th, 1pm.

10:30 PREMIERE Lafayette: The Lost Hero The Marquis de Lafayette’s quest to bring democracy to America and France. Repeats early

12:30 Reel 13 Indies

Thu 7th, 4:30am and Sat 9th,

3:45 Antiques Roadshow

1 pm and early Sun 10th, 4:40am.

See Mon 4th, 8pm. Repeats

11:30 Charlie Rose Repeats

early Sat 9th, 5am. [R]

Tue 5th, 1:30pm.

4:45 At the Paley Center

2:15 American Masters See Mon 4th, 9pm. Repeats Sun 10th, 12:30pm. [R]

2:00 Masterpiece Mystery! See Sun 3rd, 9pm. Repeats early Sat 9th, 3:30am.

3:30 Latin Music USA See Sun 3rd, 10:30pm. [R]

4:30 Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City [R]

1:30 NOVA See Tue 5th, 8pm. Repeats Sun 10th, 7pm [R]

2:30 POV See Tue 5th, 9pm.

early Sun 10th, 4:40am. [R]

7 THURSDAY 5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Bob Hope: Hollywood’s Brightest Star His life and career. Repeats early Sat 9th, 1am and Sun 10th, 12:00mid

6 WEDNESDAY

1:00 Nature See Sun 3rd, 5pm. Repeats Sat 9th, 5pm. [R]

Repeats Thu 7th, 1pm.

See Sat 2nd, 11:15pm. [R]

See Fri 1st, 9:30pm. [R]

Repeats Tue 5th, 1pm.

1:00 Tavis Smiley

Repeats Sat 9th, 1pm and

10/06 EARLY WEDNESDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley

10/05 EARLY TUESDAY AM 12:30 Tavis Smiley

Repeats Thu 7th, 1:30pm.

5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook Feinstein travels the country, performing hits from the 1950s and 60s. Repeats early Fri 8th,

and early Tue 12th, 4:30am.

9:00 Masterpiece Mystery!: “The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series VII­—Limbo” Lynley is arrested. Repeats early Sat 9th, 2am.

10:30 season PREMIERE In the Life Actor and playwright Charles Busch interviews Liza Minnelli. Repeats early Mon 11th, 5am.

11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats Fri 8th, 1:30pm.

5 TUESDAY

12:30am. (Part 1 of 3)

5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 NOVA: “AstroSpies” NASA’s former top-secret military manned space program. Repeats early Thu

9:00 PREMIERE Great Performances: “Macbeth” Sir Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood reprise their Tony-nominated performances in this internationally acclaimed production directed by Rupert Goold. Repeats

early Mon 11th, 1am.

7th, 1:30am and Sun 10th, 7pm.

Sun 17th, 12:30pm.

4:30 NOVA See Sun 3rd, 7pm. [R]

10/08 EARLY FRIDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley Repeats Fri 8th, 1pm.

12:30 Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook See Wed 6th, 8pm. [R]

1:30 Hollywood Singing and Dancing 2:35 American Masters Repeats


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9 SATURDAY

5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Washington Week

6:00 Colameco’s Food Show 6:30 Lidia’s Italy 7:00 The This Old House Hour 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances Hyacinth attends a ladies luncheon. 8:30 As Time Goes By Jean wants Lionel to write the story of their romance. 9:00 PREMIERE Reel 13 Classics: “Edward Scissorhands” (1990) An inventor’s unfinished creation (Johnny Depp) becomes a celebrity in suburbia. Repeats early

Repeats Sat 9th, 9am.

8:30 PREMIERE Need to Know With broadcast journalist Alison Stewart and Newsweek editor Jon Meacham. Repeats

Joe Sinnott/WNET.ORG

Sun 10th, 6pm.

American Masters: A Letter to Elia Mon 4th, 9 p.m.

Sun 10th, 12:50am.

9:30 PREMIERE At the Paley Center Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of the Paley Center for Media, interviews Angela Lansbury. 10:00 Live From the Artists Den: “The Hold Steady” The classic rock-inspired band performs in Manhattan’s Old Emigrant Savings Bank Building. 11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats Mon 11th, 1:30pm.

10:50 PREMIERE Reel 13 Indies: “The Unidentified” (2008) A journalist struggles in 1960s New York. Repeats early Sun 10th, 2:40am and Wed 13th, 12:30am.

10/10 EARLY SUNDAY AM 12:40 PREMIERE Reel 13 Shorts Repeats early Sun 10th, 4:30am.

12:50 Reel 13 Classics See Sat 9th, 9pm. [R]

2:40 Reel 13 Indies See Sat 9th, 10:50pm. Repeats early

10/09 EARLY SATURDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley

4:30 Reel 13 Shorts See

Repeats Mon 11th, 1pm.

early Sun 10th, 12:40am. [R]

12:30 Theater Talk 1:00 Bob Hope: Hollywood’s Brightest Star See Thu 7th,

4:40 Lafayette: The Lost Hero See Mon 4th, 10:30pm. [R]

8pm. Repeats Sat 9th, 2pm and Sun 10th, 12:00mid and early

Wed 13th, 12:30am. [R]

10 SUNDAY

Tue 12th, 4:30am. [R]

2:00 Masterpiece Mystery!

6:00 Need to Know

See Thu 7th, 9pm. [R]

See Fri 8th, 8:30pm. [R]

3:30 Masterpiece Mystery!

7:00 NOVA: “AstroSpies”

See Sun 3rd, 9pm. [R]

See Tue 6th, 8pm. [R]

5:00 Antiques Roadshow

8:00 Nature: “The Wolf That Changed America”

See Mon 4th, 8pm. [R]

Martin Scorsese directs this intimate portrait of Elia Kazan, director of On the Waterfront and other masterpieces. Composed of minimal elements, it features Scorsese on camera and off, Kazan interviews, and a wealth of film clips. As a biography, it focuses on Kazan’s life as an immigrant and outsider. As an autobiography, it recalls Scorsese’s early experiences seeing Kazan’s films for the first time—and being forever influenced. thirteen.org/ americanmasters


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evening and night A wolf encounter that captured the essence of the vanishing wilderness. and Sat 16th, 5pm.

9:00 PREMIERE Masterpiece Mystery!: “Wallander, Series II: The Man Who Smiled” A friend tells Wallander that his father has been murdered. Repeats early Tue 12th, 2am and early Sat 16th, 4:30am.

10:30 Latin Music USA The birth of salsa. Repeats early Tue 12th, 3:30am.

11:30 PREMIERE Art Through Time: A Global View: “Converging Cultures” Contact between cultures leads to hybrid forms of art. Repeats

Courtesy of ©2009 Joseph Cristofori

Repeats early Tue 12th, 1am

9:00 PREMIERE God in America How religion influences our national identity, schools and politics. (Part 1 of 3)

9:00 PREMIERE God in America The interaction between religion and democracy. (Part 2 of 3) Repeats early Thu 14th,

Repeats early Wed 13th,

2:30am.

2:30am.

11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats Wed 13th, 1:30pm.

10/13 EARLY WEDNESDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley Repeats Wed 13th, 1pm.

12:30 Reel 13 Indies See Sat 9th, 10:50pm. [R]

11:00 PREMIERE God in New York How religion has shaped the social and cultural landscape of New York City. Repeats

2:30 God in America See Mon 11th, 9pm. [R]

4:30 God in New York See Mon 11th, 11pm. [R]

5:00 Healing Birds of Prey [R]

early Wed 13th, 4:30am.

11:30 Charlie Rose Repeats Tue 12th, 1:30pm.

13 WEDNESDAY

Sun 24th, 2:30pm.

10/11 EARLY MONDAY AM 12:00 Bob Hope: Hollywood’s Brightest Star See Thu 7th,

10/12 EARLY TUESDAY AM 12:30 Tavis Smiley Repeats Tue 12th, 1pm.

1:00 Nature See Sun 10th,

8pm. Repeats early Tue 12th,

8pm. Repeats Sat 16th, 5pm.

4:30am. [R]

[R]

1:00 American Masters

2:00 Masterpiece Mystery!

[R]

See Sun 10th, 9pm. Repeats

3:00 Leonardo’s Dream Machines (Parts 1-2 of 2) 5:00 In the Life See Thu 7th,

early Sat 16th, 4:30am. [R]

10:30pm. [R]

4:30 Bob Hope: Hollywood’s Brightest Star See Thu 7th,

11 MONDAY 5:30 BBC World News 6:00 New Jersey Capitol Report With Steve Adubato & Rafael Pi Roman. 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Antiques Roadshow Baseballs autographed by Babe Ruth. Repeats

5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook The role of popular song in wartime America. Repeats early

3:30 Latin Music USA

Fri 15th, 1am. (Part 2 of 3)

See Sun 10th, 10:30pm. [R]

9:00 PREMIERE God in America The history of religion in the public life of America. (Part 3 of 3)

8pm. [R]

Repeats early Fri 15th,

12 TUESDAY

2:30am.

11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats Thu 14th, 1:30pm.

5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 NOVA: “Secrets of the Parthenon” The restoration of the Greek temple to Athena. Repeats early Thu

10/14 EARLY THURSDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley Repeats Thu 14th, 1pm.

12:30 NOVA See Tue 12th, 8pm. Repeats early Sun 17th, 5am and Sun 17th, 7pm. [R]

1:30 Antiques Roadshow

early Thu 14th, 1:30am and

14th, 12:30am and early Sun

See Mon 11th, 8pm. Repeats

Sat 16th, 1pm.

17th, 5am and Sun 17th, 7pm.

Sat 16th, 1pm. [R]


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2:30 God in America

Meacham. Repeats Sun 17th,

story. Repeats early Sun

See Tue 12th, 9pm. [R]

6pm.

17th, 3:15am and Wed 20th,

4:30 History Detectives [R]

9:30 PREMIERE At the Paley Center NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams interviews Jimmy Fallon.

12:30am.

10/17 EARLY SUNDAY AM 12:50 Reel 13 Shorts Repeats

14 THURSDAY

Repeats early Mon 18th, 5am

early Sun 17th, 4:50am. [R]

5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE Hubert H. Humphrey: The Art of the Possible The Minnesota senator’s crucial role in the civil rights movement and the Cold War. Repeats early

and early Tue 19th, 5am.

1:00 Reel 13 Classics

10:00 Live From the Artists Den: “Patty Griffin” The artist performs at the Angel Orensanz Center. 11:00 Charlie Rose

See Sat 16th, 9pm. [R] 16th, 11:15pm. Repeats early

Repeats Mon 18th, 1:30pm.

See Sun 17th, 12:50am. [R]

Sat 16th, 1am and Sat 16th,

Repeats Mon 18th, 1pm.

3pm and Sun 17th, 12mid.

12:30 Theater Talk 1:00 Hubert H. Humphrey: The Art of the Possible

10:00 Masterpiece Mystery!: “Poirot: Cat Among the Pigeons” A missing princess.

See Thu 14th, 8pm. Repeats Sat 16th, 3pm and Sun 17th,

11:30 Charlie Rose

12mid. [R]

Repeats Fri 15th, 1:30pm.

3:00 Masterpiece Mystery! See Thu 14th, 10pm. [R]

4:30 Masterpiece Mystery! See Sun 10th, 9pm. [R]

Repeats Fri 15th, 1pm.

1:00 Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook

16 SATURDAY

See Wed 13th, 8pm. [R]

2:00 The Storied Life of Millie Benson [R] 2:30 God in America

Repeats Sat 16th, 9am.

6:00 Colameco’s Food Show 6:30 Lidia’s Italy 7:00 The This Old House Hour 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances Hyacinth looks for a suitable country home. 8:30 As Time Goes By Jean and Lionel reminisce. 9:00 PREMIERE Reel 13 Classics: “Batman” (1989) The Caped Crusader saves Gotham City from the Joker. With Michael Keaton. Repeats

8:30 PREMIERE Need to Know With broadcast journalist Alison Stewart and Newsweek editor Jon

11:15 PREMIERE Reel 13 Indies: “Nurse. Fighter. Boy” (2008) An urban love

See Wed 13th, 9pm. [R]

4:30 History Detectives [R]

15 FRIDAY 5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Washington Week

Wed 20th, 12:30am. [R]

4:50 Reel 13 Shorts 5:00 NOVA See Tue 12th, 8pm.

10/16 EARLY SATURDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley

Repeats early Sat 16th, 3am.

10/15 EARLY FRIDAY AM 12:30 Tavis Smiley

3:15 Reel 13 Indies See Sat

early Sun 17th, 1am.

Repeats Sun 17th, 7pm. [R]

God in New York Mon 11th, 11 p.m.

To complement the broadcast of God in America, THIRTEEN is airing God in New York, a half-hour special examining how religion has shaped the social and cultural landscape of New York City. It reveals how the region evolved into a diverse urban center where people of all religious backgrounds peacefully live and worship alongside one another. thirteen.org


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evening and night 17 SUNDAY 6:00 Need to Know See Fri 15th, 8:30pm. [R]

7:00 NOVA See Tue 12th, 8pm. [R]

8:00 PREMIERE Nature: “Echo: An Elephant to Remember” Remembering Echo, the elephant matriarch who was the subject of many Nature films. Repeats early Tue 19th, 12:30am and Sat 23rd, 5pm.

Special Member Discount

9:00 PREMIERE Masterpiece Mystery!: “Wallander: The Fifth Woman” A serial killer bent on revenge. 10:30 Latin Music USA Mexican-American music.

“America’s first river,” seen through the eyes of folk singer Pete Seeger. Repeats early Wed 20th, 5am.

11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats Tue 19th, 1:30pm.

(Part 3 of 4) Repeats early Tue 19th, 3am.

10/19 EARLY TUESDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley

11:30 PREMIERE Art Through Time: A Global View: “Dreams and Visions” The works of fantasists, mystics and surrealists— Bosch, Magritte, Aboriginal and Islamic artists. Repeats

8pm. Repeats Sat 23rd, 5pm.

Sun 31st, 2:30pm.

3:00 Latin Music USA

Repeats Tue 19th, 1pm.

12:30 Nature See Sun 17th, [R]

1:30 Masterpiece Mystery! See Sun 17th, 9pm. [R] See Sun 17th, 10:30pm. [R]

10/18 EARLY MONDAY AM 12:00 Hubert H. Humphrey: The Art of the Possible

4:00 Global Voices 5:00 At the Paley Center See Fri 15th, 9:30pm. [R]

See Thu 14th, 8pm. [R]

Macbeth starring Patrick Stewart, airing this month on Great Performances and pictured on our cover, was one of the hottest tickets of The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2008 season. BAM’s current season is equally spectacular—and as a THIRTEEN member, you can enjoy 15% off tickets for select performances and $1.00 off admission to BAM Rose Cinemas. For more details, visit at thirteen.org/ membercard

2:00 The Peter Cooper Story [R] 3:00 American Masters 4:00 A Conversation With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 5:00 At the Paley Center See Fri 15th, 9:30pm. Repeats early Tue 19th, 5am. [R]

18 MONDAY 5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Antiques Roadshow Tucson treasures include a French harp from 1776.

19 TUESDAY 5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE NOVA: “Building the Great Cathedrals” Experts join forces to save medieval Europe’s architectural wonders. Repeats early Thu 21st, 12:30am and Sun 24th, 7pm and early Tue 26th, 4am.

9:00 PREMIERE Frontline: Death by Fire Texas may have executed an innocent man. Repeats early Thu 21st,

Repeats early Wed 20th,

1:30am.

4am. [R]

10:00 PREMIERE Independent Lens: “The Parking Lot Movie” Eclectic parking lot attendants in Virginia. Repeats early

9:00 We Shall Remain: American Experience English immigration and epidemics brought calamity to Native Americans.

Thu 21st, 2:30am and early

Repeats early Wed 20th,

Sun 24th, 4:25am.

2:30am.

11:00 Charlie Rose

10:30 Hudson River Journeys

Repeats Wed 20th, 1:30pm.


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10/20 EARLY WEDNESDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley

The Nose for The Metropolitan Opera. Repeats early Fri

American Songbook

Repeats Wed 20th, 1pm.

22nd, 2:30am and Sun 24th,

12:30 Reel 13 Indies

1:30pm and early Mon 25th,

1:30 In Performance at the White House See Wed

See Sat 16th, 11:15pm. [R]

2:30am.

20th, 9pm. Repeats Sun 24th,

2:10 The Art of Horace Pippin 2:30 We Shall Remain

11:00 Charlie Rose

12:30pm. [R]

Repeats Thu 21st, 1:30pm.

2:30 William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible See

See Mon 18th, 9pm. [R]

10/21 EARLY THURSDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley

Wed 20th, 10pm. Repeats

4:00 Antiques Roadshow See Mon 18th, 8pm. [R]

Repeats Thu 21st, 1pm.

Mon 25th, 2:30am. [R]

5:00 Hudson River Journeys

12:30 NOVA See Tue 19th,

3:30 African American Lives 2

See Mon 18th, 10:30pm. [R]

8pm. Repeats Sun 24th, 7pm and early Tue 26th, 4am. [R]

20 WEDNESDAY

1:30 Frontline See Tue 19th,

Repeats early Fri 22nd,

Courtesy of Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

12:30am. (Part 3 of 3)

9:00 PREMIERE In Performance at the White House: “A Broadway Celebration” Audra McDonald and others perform tunes from Broadway musicals. Nathan Lane hosts. Repeats early Fri 22nd, 1:30am and Sun 24th, 12:30pm.

Sun 24th, 1:30pm and early

22 FRIDAY

9pm. [R]

2:30 Independent Lens See 5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook Jazz Age music.

See Wed 20th, 8pm. [R]

Tue 19th, 10pm. Repeats early Sun 24th, 4:25am. [R]

3:30 African American Lives 2

21 THURSDAY 5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s The disease’s human toll on patients and caregivers.

5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Washington Week Repeats Sat 23rd, 9am.

8:30 PREMIERE Need to Know With broadcast journalist Alison Stewart and Newsweek editor Jon Meacham. Repeats Sun 24th, 6pm.

Repeats early Sat 23rd,

9:30 PREMIERE At the Paley Center Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of the Paley Center for Media, interviews members of the media community. Repeats

1:30am and Sat 23rd, 1pm and

early Sun 24th, 5:30am and

early Mon 25th, 4am.

early Mon 25th, 3:30am and

9:30 Masterpiece Mystery!: “Poirot: Mrs. McGinty’s Dead” The sleuth (David Suchet) teams up with a crime novelist (Zoe Wanamaker) to save a man accused of murder. Repeats early Sat 23rd, 3am.

early Tue 26th, 5am.

10:00 American Masters: “Les Paul: Chasing Sound” The guitar legend at 92. Repeats Sat 23rd, 3:30pm and early Mon 25th, 1am.

11:30 Charlie Rose Repeats Mon 25th, 1:30pm.

11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats Fri 22nd, 1:30pm.

10:00 PREMIERE William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible Behind the scenes with the artist as he stages

10/22 EARLY FRIDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley Repeats Fri 22nd, 1pm.

12:30 Michael Feinstein’s

10/23 EARLY SATURDAY AM 12:30 Tavis Smiley Repeats Mon 25th, 1pm.

1:00 Theater Talk 1:30 Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s See Thu 21st,


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evening and night 8pm. Repeats Sat 23rd, 1pm

7:00 NOVA See Tue 19th,

and early Mon 24th, 4am. [R]

8pm. Repeats early Tue 26th,

4am and early Sun 31st,

3:00 Masterpiece Mystery!

4am. [R]

4:50am.

See Thu 21st, 9:30pm. [R]

8:00 PREMIERE Nature: “A Murder of Crows” A new look at one of nature’s most intelligent animals, with captivating footage. Repeats early Tue 26th,

9:00 We Shall Remain: American Experience A spiritual revival that created an Indian confederacy committed to stopping white expansion. (Part 2

12:30am and Sat 30th, 5pm.

of 5) Repeats early

9:00 PREMIERE Masterpiece Mystery!: “Sherlock: A Study in Pink” Holmes investigates the murder of a woman dressed all in pink. 10:30 Latin Music USA The Latin Pop explosion.

10:30 Fort Niagara: The Struggle for a Continent Four nations battle for control over the Niagara River. Repeats early Thu

Repeats early Tue 26th, 3am.

Repeats Tue 26th, 1:30pm.

4:30 Masterpiece Mystery! [R]

23 SATURDAY 6:00 Colameco’s Food Show 6:30 Lidia’s Italy 7:00 The This Old House Hour 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances Hyacinth’s new country home disappoints. 9:00 PREMIERE Reel 13 Classics: “Easter Parade” (1948) A dancer (Fred Astaire) grooms a chorus girl (Judy Garland) to be his new partner. Repeats early Sun 24th, 12:45am.

10:50 PREMIERE Reel 13 Indies: “On Broadway” (2007) A Boston playwright stages a production in an Irish pub. Repeats early

4:15am and early Thu 28th,

Wed 27th, 2:45am.

11:30 PREMIERE Art Through Time: A Global View: “History and Memory” The Bayeux tapestry and other works of art that capture the past.

28th, 5am and Sat 30th, 1pm.

11:00 Charlie Rose

10/26 EARLY TUESDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley Repeats Tue 26th, 1pm.

12:30 Nature See Sun 24th, 8pm. Repeats Sat 30th, 5pm.

10/25 EARLY MONDAY AM 12:00 New York City Ballet: Bringing Balanchine Back 1:00 American Masters

1:30 Masterpiece Mystery!

See Fri 22nd, 10pm. [R]

See Sun 24th, 10:30pm. [R]

10/24 EARLY SUNDAY AM 12:35 PREMIERE Reel 13 Shorts Repeats early

2:30 William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible

4:00 NOVA See Tue 19th,

See Wed 20th, 10pm. [R]

5:00 At the Paley Center See Fri 22nd, 9:30pm. [R]

Sun 24th, 2:34am and early Wed 27th, 1am.

Sun 24th, 4:20am. [R]

3:30 At the Paley Center

12:45 Reel 13 Classics

See Fri 29th, 9:30pm. Repeats

See Sat 23rd, 9pm. [R]

early Tue 26th, 5am. [R]

2:35 Reel 13 Indies See Sat

4:00 Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s

23rd, 10:50pm. Repeats early Wed 27th, 1am. [R]

4:20 Reel 13 Shorts See early Sun 24th, 12:35am.

25 MONDAY

[R]

4:25 Independent Lens

6:00 Need to Know See

5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Antiques Roadshow Experts appraise works by painter Gaston Chaissac.

Fri 22nd, 8:30pm. [R]

Repeats early Wed 27th,

See Tue 19th, 10pm. [R]

24 SUNDAY

See Sun 24th, 9pm. Repeats early Sat 30th, 3:30am.

3:00 Latin Music USA

8pm. [R]

26 TUESDAY 5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE NOVA: “The Crash of Flight 447” The events that led to the 2009 Airbus disaster. Repeats early Thu 28th, 12:30am and Sun 31st, 7pm.

9:00 PREMIERE Frontline: “The Spill” Was the BP


Icons in Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism Oct 6, 2010 – Mar 7, 2011

Light Backgrounds

150 West 17th Street, NYC Dark Backgrounds 212.620.5000 rmanyc.org

The Nativity of Christ (detail) Crete (Greece); 17th century Egg tempera paint and gold leaf on wood board Collection of Emmanuel and Argie Tiliakos


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evening and night Eyes Native American perspective on national parks. Repeats early

disaster in the Gulf preventable? Repeats early Thu 28th, 1:30am. 10:00 PREMIERE Independent Lens: “Art & Copy” The creative minds behind “Just Do It” and other iconic advertising campaigns.

Fri 29th, 3am.

11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats Thu 28th, 1:30pm.

early Sat 30th, 1:30am and Sun 31st, 2pm.

9:00 Masterpiece Mystery!: “Inspector Lewis: Whom The Gods Would Destroy” An Oxford man is murdered. Repeats early Sat 30th, 2am.

Repeats early Thu 28th,

10/28 EARLY THURSDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley

2:30am and Sat 30th, 1:30pm

Repeats Thu 28th, 1pm.

and early Sun 31st, 3:20am.

12:30 NOVA See Tue 26th,

11:30 Charlie Rose

8pm. Repeats Sun 31st, 7pm. [R]

10:30 Saved From the Wrecking Ball The Farnsworth House, an icon of modern architecture. 11:00 Charlie Rose

Repeats Wed 27th, 1:30pm.

1:30 Frontline See Tue 26th,

Repeats Fri 29th, 1:30pm.

9pm. [R]

10/27 EARLY WEDNESDAY AM 12:30 Tavis Smiley

2:30 Independent Lens See Tue 26th, 10pm. Repeats

10/29 EARLY FRIDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley

Repeats Wed 27th, 1pm.

Sat 30th, 1:30pm and early

Repeats Fri 29th, 1pm.

1:00 Reel 13 Indies

Sun 31st, 3:20am. [R]

12:30 Secrets of the Dead

See Sat 23rd, 10:50pm. [R]

4:00 Antiques Roadshow

See Wed 27th, 8pm. Repeats

2:45 We Shall Remain

See Mon 25th, 8pm. Repeats

Sat 30th, 4pm.

See Mon 25th, 9pm. [R]

early Sun 31st, 4:50am. [R]

1:30 Great Performances

4:15 Antiques Roadshow

See Wed 27th, 9pm. Repeats

See Mon 25th, 8pm. Repeats

5:00 Fort Niagara: The Struggle for a Continent

early Thu 28th, 4am and

See Mon 25th, 10:30pm.

early Sun 31st, 4:50am. [R]

Repeats Sat 30th, 1pm. [R]

3:00 Before There Were Parks: Yellowstone [R] 3:30 Paving the Way

27 WEDNESDAY

28 THURSDAY

5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Secrets of the Dead: “Herculaneum Uncovered” New insights into the eruption of Vesuvius.

5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE SundayArts Primetime Special New York arts and culture with Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. Repeats early Sat

Repeats early Fri 29th, 12:30am and Sat 30th, 4pm.

early Fri 29th, 1:30am and Sun 31st, 12:30pm.

10:30 Before There Were Parks: Yellowstone and Glacier Through Native

30th, 1am.

[R]

29 FRIDAY 5:30 BBC World News 6:00 NJN News 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Washington Week Repeats Sat 30th, 9am.

8:30 PREMIERE Need to Know With broadcast journalist Alison Stewart and Newsweek editor Jon Meacham. Repeats Sun 31st, 6pm.

9:30 PREMIERE At the Paley Center Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of the Paley Center for Media, interviews members of the media community. Repeats

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9:00 PREMIERE Great Performances: “The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Riccardo Muti Inaugural” Works by Hindemith, Cherubini, and Bernard Rands. Repeats

Sun 31st, 12:30pm.

Sun 31st, 3pm.

8:30 Edward Hopper His iconic paintings. Repeats

10:00 Jack Benny: Comedy in Bloom The beloved


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11:00 Charlie Rose

York comedian (Woody Allen) recalls his lost love (Diane Keaton). Repeats

Repeats Mon 1st, 1:30pm.

early Sun 31st, 12:10am.

[R]

10:40 PREMIERE Reel 13 Indies: “Pieces of April” (2003) A wayward daughter (Katie Holmes) invites her dying mother (Patricia Clarkson) and family to Thanksgiving dinner. Repeats early

1:30 Edward Hopper

Sun 31st, 1:50am.

10/30 EARLY SATURDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley Repeats Mon 1st, 1pm.

12:30 Theater Talk 1:00 SundayArts Primetime Special See Thu 28th, 8pm.

See Thu 28th, 8:30pm. Repeats

See Thu 28th, 9pm. [R]

10/31 EARLY SUNDAY AM 12:00 PREMIERE Reel 13 Shorts Repeats early

3:30 Masterpiece Mystery!

Sun 31st, 3:10am. [R]

See Sun 24th, 9pm. [R]

12:10 Reel 13 Classics

5:00 Jack Benny: Comedy in Bloom See Fri 29th, 10pm.

See Sat 30th, 9pm. [R]

Sun 31st, 2pm. [R]

2:00 Masterpiece Mystery!

Repeats Sat 30th, 3pm. [R]

1:50 Reel 13 Indies See Sat 30th, 10:40pm. [R]

3:10 Reel 13 Shorts See

30 SATURDAY

Sun 31st, 12mid. [R]

3:20 Independent Lens See Tue 26th, 10pm. [R]

6:00 Colameco’s Food Show 6:30 Lidia’s Italy 7:00 The This Old House Hour 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances Hyacinth plans a barbecue. 8:30 TBA 9:00 Reel 13 Classics: “Annie Hall” (1977) A New

4:50 Antiques Roadshow

8pm. [R] Courtesy of Hartswood films/bbc for Masterpiece

entertainer. Repeats early Sat 30th, 5am and Sat 30th, 3pm.

8:00 Nature: “Invasion of the Giant Pythons” Predatory pythons in Florida. 9:00 PREMIERE Masterpiece Mystery!: “Sherlock: The Blind Banker” A banker is found dead in his apartment.

10:30 PREMIERE Wall—A World Divided George H.W. Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev and Helmut Kohl recall the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989. 11:30 PREMIERE Art Through Time: A Global View: “Ceremony and Society” The role of masks, costumes, and sculpture in rituals around the world.

See Mon 25th, 8pm. [R]

31 SUNDAY 6:00 Need to Know See Fri 29th, 8:30pm. [R]

7:00 NOVA See Tue 26th,

11/01 EARLY MONDAY AM 12:00 The Night of the Living Dead (1968) 1:35 The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) 2:50 The Terror (1963) 4:10 Cemetery Special

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Discover the wonders of sea, air, and space at Kids Club THIRTEEN’s special event at the Intrepid Museum Sunday, October 24 from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Explore the museum, test your knowledge in the Exploreum­—a new hands-on, interactive learning zone­— and enjoy free goodies from Digit, Cyberchase’s favorite cyber-bird. This fun-filled day is free for Kids Club members. Learn more at kids.thirteen.org/club

SUNDAYS

WEEKDAYS

6:00 Bob the Builder 6:30 Barney & Friends [R] 7:00 Sesame Street [R] 8:00 Cyberchase [R] 8:30 Curious George [R] 9:00 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That [R] 9:30 Super Why! [R] 10:00 Dinosaur Train [R] 10:30 Maya & Miguel 11:00 Scigirls 11:30 Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman

5:30 Crossroads Café (Mon); GED Connection (Tue/Thu); Workplace Essential Skills (Wed); TV411 (Fri) 6:00 A Place of Our Own 6:30 Barney & Friends 7:00 Sesame Street 8:00 Cyberchase 8:30 Curious George 9:00 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That 9:30 Super Why! 10:00 Dinosaur Train 10:30 Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps 11:00 Sid the Science Kid 11:30 Wordworld

12:00 Thomas & Friends 12:30 Franny’s Feet 2:30 Between the Lions 3:00 Arthur 3:30 Martha Speaks 4:00 Wordgirl 4:30 Cyberchase [R] 5:00 The Electric Company

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weekends SATURDAYS

“Herculaneum Uncovered” [R] (30th)

6:00 Sit and Be Fit 6:30 Travelscope 7:00 Rick Steves’ Europe 7:30 Smart Travels—Europe 8:00 Consuelo Mack WealthTrack 8:30 New Jersey Capitol Report 9:00 Washington Week [R] 9:30 John McLaughlin’s One-on-One 10:00 One-on-One With Steve Adubato 10:30 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly 11:00 New York NOW 11:30 To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbe 12:00 Richard Heffner’s Open Mind 12:30 Caucus: New Jersey 1:00 Ketchup: King of Condiments (2nd); Lafayette: The Lost Hero (9th); Antiques Roadshow [R] (16th); Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimers (23rd); Fort Niagara (30th) 1:30 Boy Scouts of Harlem (2nd); Independent Lens: “Art & Copy” [R] (30th) 2:00 Bob Hope: Hollywood’s Brightest Star (9th); The Peter Cooper Story (16th) 2:30 Great Performances: “In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams” (2nd); New York City Ballet: Bringing Balanchine Back (23rd) 3:00 POV: “Daniel Elsberg and the Pentagon Papers” [R] (9th); Hubert H. Humphrey: The Art of the Possible (16th); Jack Benny: Comedy in Bloom (30th) 3:30 When Worlds Collide (2nd); American Masters: “Les Paul” (23rd) 4:00 Secrets of the Dead:

5:00 Nature: “Cuba: The Accidental Eden” [R] (2nd); “Black Mamba” [R] (9th); “The Wolf That Changed America” [R] (16th); “Echo: An Elephant to Remember” [R] (23rd); “A Murder of Crows” [R] (30th) 6:00 Colameco’s Food Show 6:30 Lidia’s Italy

SUNDAYS 12:00 Sunday Arts 12:30 Great Performances: “Vienna Philharmonic Summer Concert 2010” (3rd); American Masters: “A Letter to Ella” [R] (10th); Great Performances: “Macbeth” [R] (17th); In Performance at the White House: “A Broadway Celebration” [R] (24th); Great Performances: “The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Riccardo Muti Inaugural” [R] (31st) 1:30 Daniel Burnham and the American City (3rd); William Kentridge: Anything is Possible (24th) 2:00 New York City Ballet: Bringing Balanchine Back (10th); Edward Hopper (31st) 2:30 Art Through Time: A Global View (3rd, 24th, 31st) [R] 3:00 Moment of Luxury (3rd, 10th, 24th); At the Paley Center [R] (31st) 3:30 Simply Ming 4:00 Mexico­—One Plate at a Time 4:30 Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way 5:00 America’s Test Kitchen 5:30 Religion & Ethics Newsweekly [R] 6:00 Need to Know [R]

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