Born To Explore "South Africa: Turtles and Tsongas"

Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 pm on 12.1

Richard Wiese travels to the beaches of South Africa's Rocktail Bay to search for a 300-pound loggerhead turtle that swims thousands of miles each year to lay its eggs on the same beach where it was born. Richard also joins a Tsonga tribesman to catch fish in unusual reed traps.

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Globe Trekker "Food Hour: Sicily"

Tuesday, October 17 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

Rosie discovers the cultural and historical influences that define contemporary Sicilian cuisine. Occupations by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, the French and the Spanish have all played their part by introducing techniques and ingredients that have created one of the most layered and intriguing global cuisines.

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Pavlo: Live in Kastoria

Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

In this special, international recording artist Pavlo returns to Greece for a spectacular concert featuring old favorites and new classics. The show features Pavlo's greatest hits including "Cafe Kastoria" and "Santorini Sunset" as well as loved classics "Never On Sunday," Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind," "Zorba," and more.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghosts of Christmas Eve

Wednesday, October 18 at 8:30 pm on 12.1

This holiday special centers on a young runaway who hides in a rundown theater. There she encounters an old caretaker who guides her on her on a magical journey that includes musical performances by Jewel, Michael Crawford and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

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NOVA "Secrets of the Shining Knight"

Thursday, October 19 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

Once upon a time, knighthood was serious business, and for countless medieval fighters, their armor was what stood between life and death. In this program, NOVA challenges a blacksmith and master armorer to rediscover centuries-old metalworking secrets as they recreate elite armor – then put it to the ultimate test against a period musket.

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Frontline "War on the EPA"

Thursday, October 19 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

How did Scott Pruitt go from fighting the EPA to running it and rolling back years of environmental protections? With access to key players behind his rise as well as former EPA officials, FRONTLINE provides an inside look at the ascent of the anti-regulatory movement in America.

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