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Great Performances
"Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!"

Friday, October 24 at 8 p.m.

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Don’t miss this special concert featuring Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga performing selections from their collaborative classic jazz recording, Cheek to Cheek.

"Women in War"

Tuesday, October 21 at 8 p.m.

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Look at American women's increasing participation and leadership in war, from Vietnam to the present – as soldiers, nurses, journalists, diplomats and spies.

Giving & Leading: An Arizona Horizon Special

Friday, October 24
at 9:30 p.m.

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Learn about educating teachers on Asperger's Syndrome, a non-profit that welcomes volunteers of all ages, t-shirts benefitting people with special needs and animal therapists that cheer up Hospice patients.

Think Wednesday

Wednesday, October 22
beginning at 8 p.m.

"Ben Franklin's Balloons"
New! at 8 p.m.

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Fly away with Nova as the team develops replicas of fragile 18th century gas and hot air balloons.

How We Got to Now
with Steven Johnson
New! at 9 p.m.

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See how the invention of the mirror gave rise to the Renaissance, and trace the ways in which glass is the link between art, science, disease prevention and global communication.

Culture Corner

Monday, October 20
beginning at 11 p.m.

Independent Lens
"Twin Sisters"
New! at 11 p.m.

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Meet Mia and Alexandra, twin sisters born in China who are being raised a world apart. When the girls reunite in person at age eight, it is clear they are inextricably connected.

Mulberry Child
New! at midnight

Witness the moving story of author Jian Ping's coming-of-age as the daughter of a senior government official and her family's struggle to survive China's Cultural Revolution of 1966–1979.

Sensational British Sunday

Sunday, October 19
beginning at 7 p.m.

Masterpiece Classic
"The Paradise"
New! at 7 p.m.

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Denise faces her first personnel problem, Myrtle confronts a crisis, and Moray sets a desperate plan in motion.

Masterpiece Mystery!
"Inspector Lewis:
Beyond Good & Evil"
New! at 8 p.m.

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The forensics of an old case have been called into question – just as the team learns of a new string of similar murders.

Great Estates Scotland
New! at 9:30 p.m.

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Admire the extravagant 70-room Kincardine Castle, a once luxurious estate now struggling to stay afloat.

Wild West with Ray Mears
"The Great Plains"

Monday, October 20 at 9 p.m.

Discover how miles of flat, treeless grassland became the setting for some of the Wild West's most dramatic stories of Native Americans, wagon trains, homesteaders and cattle drives.

Finding Your Roots
"The Melting Pot"

Tuesday, October 21 at 7 p.m.

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See how the lives and savory selections whipped up by celebrity chefs Tom Colicchio, Ming Tsai, and Aaron Sanchez were shaped by their ancestors.

Arizona Collectibles

Thursday, October 23
at 7:30 p.m.

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Discover extraordinary items found here in Arizona, including a second edition aquatint by Gene Kloss, items from the Bonito Trading Post and a rare .450 Colt pistol.

An Eight original production made possible by Arizona Oncology, Biltmore Loan and Jewelry, Morris, Hall & Kinghorn, PLLC, and Whitfill Nursery.

Check, Please! Arizona

Thursday, October 23
at 7 p.m.

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Join host Robert McGrath as guest reviewers dine then dish on Chez Vous, Los Dos Molinos and Tim Finnegan's Irish Restaurant & Pub. Cheers! (Repeats Saturday at 3 p.m. and Monday at 1 a.m.)

An Eight original production made possible by, Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers, Lawns by Les, LLC, and Safeway. Check, Please! is a registered service mark of Check, Please! LLC.

Arizona Horizon

Arizona Horizon

Weeknights at 5:30 p.m.
and 10 p.m. on Eight HD,
7 p.m. on Eight World
(8.3/Cox 88)

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Monday, October 20:
Vote 2014: Congressional District Nine Debate

Tuesday, October 21:
Sustainability: Phoenix-Tucson Water Agreement
Arizona Artbeat: Gammage Auditorium 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, October 22:
– Arizona Foreign Trade
Ghost Riders in the Sky Book
Giving and Leading: Parents of Murdered Children

Thursday, October 23:
– Conductor Tito Muñoz
– Rock Legend Nils Lofgren

Friday, October 24:
– Journalists’ Roundtable



Thursday, October 23
at 11 p.m. on Eight HD

Friday, October 24
at 7:30 p.m. on Eight World (8.3/Cox 88)

Sunday, October 26
at 1 p.m. on Eight HD

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Get to Know: Cristofer Pereyra

Hear from Cristofer Pereyra, the new director of the Hispanic Mission Office for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. Learn how he plans to help the Diocese in its efforts to strengthen the faith of Hispanic Catholics in the community.

   Thanks to our sponsors:

ASU Global Institute of Sustainability       Best Dental Care AZ      Safeway

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers      SRP      Helios Education Foundation      Lawns By Les, LLC

Renaissance Festival      Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust      Whitfill Nursery


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