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Sensational British Drama Sunday

Sunday, October 4
beginning at 7 p.m.

Home Fires on Masterpiece,
Part 1
New at 7 p.m.

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With World War II imminent,
the local Women's Institute dissolves. Frances tries to revive the group with a jam-making project.

Indian Summers on Masterpiece, Part 2
New at 8 p.m.

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While Aafrin fights for his life, Ralph confronts the gunman in jail. Sarah is suspicious of Alice's past, and Adam goes missing.

The Widower, Part 1
New at 9 p.m.

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When Claire confronts Malcolm over his wild spending, he tries to control her. Three years later, history seems to be repeating itself.

Think Wednesday

Wednesday, October 7
beginning at 7 p.m.

"Big Birds Can’t Fly"
New at 7 p.m.

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They say all birds have feathers, flight and song. But what about birds who don’t? This is the unique story of flightless birds.

"Secrets of Noah’s Ark"
New at 8 p.m.

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Experts follow ark-building instructions from a 3,700-year-old clay tablet that reveals a surprising new version of the Biblical flood story.

Celebrate Culture

Thursday, October 8
beginning at 7 p.m.

Check, Please! Arizona
at 7 p.m.

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Guest reviewers dine, then dish on Rancho de Tia Rosa, Baci and The Breakfast Joynt.

An Arizona PBS original production made possible by, Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers, Lawns by Les and Safeway.

Arizona Collectibles
New at 7:30 p.m.

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Discover extraordinary items found here in Arizona, including a Mennonite mourning veil, a jadeite ring and two micro-mosaics of Greco-Roman ruins.

An Arizona PBS original production made possible by Whitfill Nursery, Biltmore Loan and Jewelry, Morris Hall and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Science.

I’ll Have What Phil’s Having

Monday, October 5 at 9 p.m.

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Phil feasts at chef Nancy Silverton's Umbrian home and indulges his inner caveman, roasting gargantuan steaks over hot flames.

Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson

Friday, October 9 at 8 p.m.

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Award-winning artists perform Latin-infused arrangements of iconic songs such as "Smooth Criminal," "I Want You Back" and "Billie Jean."

The Hispanic Heritage Awards

Friday, October 9 at 9 p.m.

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Join host Rita Moreno for a celebration of the country's highest tribute to Latinos by Latinos.

Eight's Great FoodFest

Sunday, November 1, 2015
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Eight's Great FoodFest features more than a dozen of the Valley's favorite restaurants, fine wine and craft beer tastings, cooking demonstrations from local chefs and great live music.

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Doc Martin
"Sickness and Health"

Thursday, October 8 at 9 p.m.

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Portwenn is buzzing with wedding plans. Will the Doc and Louisa finally tie the knot, or will the villagers have to put the confetti back in the box again?

Next Avenue:
Where Grown-Ups
Keep Growing

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Next Avenue is public media's first and only national service for Americans over the age of 50. Their mission is to empower older Americans by providing news, information and advice to help their audience navigate their lives.

Next Avenue highlights:

Check out these articles and much more at

Cronkite News

Weekdays at 5 p.m. on Arizona PBS and 7:30 p.m.
on World (8.3/Cox 88)

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This week on Cronkite News:

Pet Store Merger Impact
Valley-based PetSmart and Petco are merging. What does that mean for smaller pet store owners and customers?

Use of Solitary Confinement
We examine the reasons why solitary confinement rates in Arizona’s prisons are actually on the decline.

Help for Arizona Families
Our Cronkite News investigative team looks into the Arizona Legislature's dramatic cuts in temporary assistance programs for families in need.

Arizona Horizon

Arizona Horizon

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

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Monday, October 5:
– Volker on Foreign Affairs
Arizona ArtBeat: Roosevelt Row

Tuesday, October 6:
Arizona ArtBeat: AZ ArtWorker Initiative
– Early Literacy

Wednesday, October 7:
– Supreme Court Preview

Thursday, October 8:
– Sports Head Injuries

Friday, October 9:
– Journalists’ Roundtable



Thursday, October 8
6:30 p.m. on World (8.3/Cox 88) & 11 p.m. on Arizona PBS

Friday, October 9 at 6 p.m.
on World (8.3/Cox 88)

Sunday, October 11
at 12:30 p.m. on Arizona PBS

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Sounds of Cultura (SOC): History of Latino Urban Art

Rogelio Gutierrez, artist and assistant professor at the ASU School of Art, discusses the history and roots of urban art in the Latino culture. He will also talk about "Reconstruction," an exhibition where he uses street sign aesthetics to explore issues of language, culture and acceptance.

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ASU Global Institute of Sustainability       Best Dental Care AZ      Safeway

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers      SRP      Lawns By Les, LLC

Renaissance Festival      Helios Education Foundation      Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust      Whitfill Nursery


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