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2014 PBS Nerd Walk
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Saturday, November 1

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Eight, Arizona PBS invites all self-proclaimed nerds, geeks and enthusiasts to surge the streets of Tempe at the fourth annual PBS Nerd Walk, Nov. 1 at the ASU Homecoming Block Party. Registration for the 2014 Nerd Walk is available online at

Support for the Arizona PBS Nerd Walk provided by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, and WONKA® NERDS®.

"Women in Business"

Tuesday, October 28 at 8 p.m.

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Meet some of the exceptional women, past and present, who have taken the world of business by storm, including Indra Nooyi, Ursula Burns, Sallie Krawcheck, Martha Stewart and Sheryl Sandberg.

Arts Festival Friday

Friday, October 31
beginning at 8 p.m.

The Art of War
New! at 8 p.m.

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See how WWI transformed the art world and changed the way images of war are portrayed.

Michael Feinstein at the Rainbow Room
New! at 9 p.m.

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Start your weekend with the Emmy and Grammy-nominated entertainer as he headlines an all-star evening at the legendary New York nightclub.

Think Wednesday

Wednesday, October 29
beginning at 8 p.m.

"First Air War"
New! at 8 p.m.

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Uncover the secrets of aviation's most colorful and deadly early flying machines and explore their impact on the Western Front.

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

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Explore ideas that brought us out of the dark – while transforming architecture, altering sleep patterns and triggering social reforms along the way.

Independent Lens

Monday, October 27 at 11 p.m.

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When a 2005 commuter train crash killed 107 people, officials concluded the speeding driver was trying to make up a mere 80-second delay. Examine Japanese society and find out if the nation’s pursuit of efficiency is causing harm to its people.

Sensational British Sunday

Sunday, October 26
beginning at 7 p.m.

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

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Amidst excitement over a pocket watch display, Tom tries to manipulate Denise while Katherine plays on Moray's pride.

Masterpiece Mystery!
"Death Comes to Pemberley, Part 1"
New! at 8 p.m.

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Darcy and Elizabeth of Pride and Prejudice are preparing to give a ball when they suddenly find a murder mystery on their doorstep.

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

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Uncover legends of mysterious Rosslyn Chapel, where part of The Da Vinci Code was filmed. Many believe it to be home to the Holy Grail and other relics.

Wild West with Ray Mears

Monday, October 27 at 9 p.m.

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See how the landscapes of America's five great deserts challenged the westward push of early pioneers.

Finding Your Roots
"We Come From People"

Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m.

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Trace the families of Nas, Angela Bassett and Valerie Jarrett back to the heart of slavery, challenging preconceptions of an era that profoundly shaped our nation's sense of itself.

Arizona Collectibles

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

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Discover extraordinary items found here in Arizona, including a Goldfield, AZ constable’s badge, a James Montgomery Flagg painting, and a letter from Robert E. Lee to thank John Cocke for taking care of his horse, Traveller.

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 30
at 7 p.m.

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Join host Robert McGrath as guest reviewers dine then dish on Centurion Restaurant, Flo's, and Mimita's Cuban Cafe. 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 27:
– Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Sustainability: Energy Efficiency Report

Tuesday, October 28:
Sustainability: Cool Urban Spaces Report
– Science of the Zombie Apocalypse

Wednesday, October 29:
– Wheat Problems
Arizona Giving and Leading: Experience Matters
Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Opera

Thursday, October 30:
Arizona Tech & Innovation: Tempe Named Google E-City
Arizona ArtBeat: Jazz in Arizona/The Nash Center

Friday, October 31:
– Journalists’ Roundtable



Thursday, October 30
at 11 p.m. on Eight HD

Friday, October 31
at 7:30 p.m. on Eight World (8.3/Cox 88)

Sunday, November 2
at 1 p.m. on Eight HD

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Arizona's Mexican Heritage: An American Story

Phoenix College is hosting a community screening of the third episode of the documentary series, Arizona's Mexican Heritage: An American Story. "Building Arizona" examines the international, national and statewide process of industrialization and the importance of Mexican labor in the integration of Arizona into the rest of the American economy. Director and producer Dr. Pete Dimas talks about the series.

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Renaissance Festival      Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust      Whitfill Nursery


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