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December 12, 2012
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12:00 am 
Lonesome George and the Battle for the Galapagos   Known as the loneliest animal on the planet, Lonesome George is the last remaining male of the Pinta Island Galapagos giant tortoise. Scientists have tried to match him to a mate but none have been acceptable. His story is told against the backdrop of the bigger conservation issues faced by the islands.G

1:00 am 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Flying Free"  The guiding spirit behind this program and the subject of this episode's "Frontiers Profile," Paul MacCready became famous when, at the age of 50, he built the first human -powered airplane. In the 25 years since, he has gone on to build even more amazing machines. Alan Alda helps to test the latest creations of engineers at Aerovironment, the company MacCready founded. D

2:00 am 
Iceberg That Sank The Titanic   This film traces the story of a single snowflake that triggered the creation of an iceberg set on a collision course with history. The show examines the glacier that produced the iceberg and the arctic wildlife that calls the glacier home. And it examines the warming future that could produce a new generation of "mega-bergs" to move into today's busy shipping lanes.G

3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Writers at Harriman"  Thirty-five teens from throughout Idaho gather at Harriman State Park in eastern Idaho for the six-day Writers at Harriman camp experience. In the tranquil setting surrounded by wildlife the students attend class with expert teachers and write.G

3:30 am 
Dialogue  "Bob Kustra"  Marcia Franklin talks with Dr. Bob Kustra, the president of Boise State University, about his past decade as head of that institution, his vision for the school, and trends in higher education across the country.G

4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Letter R Mystery"  Detective Alfie Betts is on vacation at Sesame Street and is enjoying a plate of raisin raspberry ravioli when Telly rushes in very upset because his robot and remote are missing. Then Leela enters looking for her rake and roses. When the raisin raspberry ravioli disappears, too, Detective Alfie Betts decides it's time to investigate to find out why things keep going missing. D

5:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty/Daniel Goes To The Potty"  Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty - Prince Wednesday is in the block corner at school building the "tallest tower in the world!" Even though he needs to go to the bathroom, he doesn't want to stop what he is doing. He learns how important it is to stop and go right away. Daniel Goes to the Potty - Dad's trumpet is broken, so he takes Daniel along to Music Man Stan's Shop to get it fixed. D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Verb Dog, When Action Calls!/Martha's Adverb Adventures"  Verb Dog, When Action Calls! - Struck by a falling book of five-hundred-and-one English Verbs, Martha instantly becomes - Verb Dog! Using her unique superpower to control people with verbs, Martha sniffs out trouble and defends the town from evil. Vocabulary: (E) verb, amublate, elevate, descend, (un)petrify. Martha's Adverb Adventure - Weaselgraft and Pablum have a new invention that is sure to make them rich again. D

6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Steve Martin/Sarah Jarosz"  Austin's own Jarosz, age 19, opens with her original bluegrass songs and is backed up by two equally talented teenage musicians. Comedian Steve Martin shows off his musicianship on the banjo. He appears with North Carolina's Steep Canyon Rangers; together they present much of the music and some of the jokes from the live show they toured the nation with in spring 2010.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "France's Dordogne"  Rick takes a canoe ride, visits a goose farm and savors the foie gras, wanders through a lamp-lit castle, enjoys a country market, and visits the Sistine Chapel of the prehistoric world.G

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Edinburgh and Scotland"  Friendly and feisty, Scotland makes us feel right at home. In Edinburgh, we climb the ramparts of this city's famous castle, shop for kilts, visit mysterious Rosslyn chapel and thrill to a spooky ghost tour. Then we head to historic St. D

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Utah's Slick Rock Country"  Host David Yetman and his brother, Geologist Dick Yetman, take a geological road trip to Southeastern Utah's Colorado Plateau. After hiking through an ever-changing slot canyon named Canyon X and the aptly named Kodachrome Basin State Park, they take an eerie trek through Goblin Valley State Park where the mysterious entrada rock sculptures known as "goblins" surround you from all angles. D

8:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Black Eyed Peas, Smothered Cabbage, Beef Brisket with Horseradish, and Cornbread. D

9:00 am 
America's Heartland   A 200 year old Tennessee farm is home to a very famous pig; An Oregon tulip farm draws a quarter million visitors; California avocado farmers deliver heart healthy recipes. And some fast facts about fiber in your diet. D

9:30 am 
New Scandinavian Cooking  "Rye Bread for a Queen"  Andreas takes the trip to the "rye belt" in southern Finland to meet up with Finnish chef Sara La Fountain. They travel on the old Kings' Road, where they both make their favorite open-faced sandwiches using rye bread. Then, Sara introduces memma, an old rye-based Finnish dessert, followed by a roast served with a variety of vegetables. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Tostadas and Empanadas"  Host Christopher Kimball ventures to Chicago to visit Rick Bayless to learn all about his infamous empanadas. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the test kitchen's secrets for the ultimate Beef Empanadas at home. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make Pork Tostadas. D

10:30 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Tree Talkin'"  Allen begins the creation of an orchard with both edible fruit trees and ornamentals, such as crabapples. He discusses water issues, plant disease and pest control.G

11:00 am 
Live from the Artists Den  "Iron and Wine"  On a chilly fall night, Atlanta's historic Buckhead Theatre hosted an unforgettable, marathon performance by Iron and Wine. The show was a sort of homecoming for frontman Sam Beam, who grew up a few hours from Atlanta, and he delivered a two-hour, 24-song set for the invitation-only audience of 500. The 11-piece band played virtually all of Iron and Wine's most recent album, "Kiss Each Other Clean," plus favorites like "Naked as We Came" and "Boy With a Coin," before Beam closed the remarkable night with a luminous solo version of the brand-new "Flightless Bird, American Mouth," from the "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" soundtrack. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Telly The Tiebreaker"  Elmo, Zoe, Rosita and some friends are making a beautiful block house together but can't agree whether to put a square or circle on top. Alan helps them solve the problem by having them raise their hands for the one they like best. After counting up the votes, the square wins by one. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Double-Crested Trouble/Erma and the Conductor"  While riding the Dinosaur Train, Buddy and Tiny meet Dylan and Devlin Dilophosaurus, twin brothers with amazing double-crests on their heads. Dylan and Devlin like to compete over everything from getting the best seat on the train, to being the best hunter. After Tiny and Buddy spend time with the brothers, they show them how working as a team can help them succeed while hunting! The Pteranodon family is on the Dinosaur Train headed to the Big Pond for a special nighttime treat - watching a meteor shower in the sky! Mr. Conductor stops to pick up Erma Eoraptor, his best friend, whom he's excited to spend time with that night. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Little Red Hen"  "Not I!" "Not I!" "Not I!"...is all Red's friends say when she needs their help gathering apples! This is a super big problem. The Super Readers take off into the story of the Little Red Hen, whose friends won't assist her either! The Super Readers are willing to lend a hand to the Little Red Hen, but will anyone help Red?G

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "A Tale About Tails/Sticky Situation"  A Tale About Tails - Nick and Sally are playing "Tape the Tail on the Donkey" when they wish they had tails of their own! Well it just so happens that the Cat knows a lot about tails! He brings them to the Jungle of Wagga-Tag-Tail where they meet a number of animals with very different tails. When Nick and Sally get to test out all of these tails for themselves, they learn that different tails can do different things! Sticky Situation - Sally and Nick are playing the drums on overturned buckets when Nick breaks his drumstick! Luckily, the Cat knows someone who is a stick expert, his friend Betty Beaver! She finds Nick the perfect drumstick, but when her dam springs a leak, Nick, Sally and the Cat help her fix it, using Nick's new stick. He doesn't have a stick anymore, but Nick learns an even better way to drum: using a home-made beaver tail!. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Build It Beaver"  The Wild Kratts team must lend a hand to help a beaver rebuild its damaged lodge and restore the ecosystem for all the creatures who live there. Science Concepts: Beavers make dams that block the flow of water down a stream. Through building dams, the beaver single-handedly transforms the landscape, creating homes for a variety of wildlife. D

3:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Writers at Harriman"  Thirty-five teens from throughout Idaho gather at Harriman State Park in eastern Idaho for the six-day Writers at Harriman camp experience. In the tranquil setting surrounded by wildlife the students attend class with expert teachers and write.G

3:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Bob Kustra"  Marcia Franklin talks with Dr. Bob Kustra, the president of Boise State University, about his past decade as head of that institution, his vision for the school, and trends in higher education across the country.G

4:00 pm 
Bluegrass Underground  "Jerry Douglas"  As a 2004 National Heritage Fellow (America's highest honor for traditional artists) and 13-time Grammy winner, Jerry Douglas has, frankly, re-invented his instrument, playing the dobro with unprecedented speed and haunting lyricism. Starting as a teen, Douglas performed with J.D. Crowe, Emmylou Harris, the Country Gentlemen, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello and James Taylor, all while working as one of Nashville's most in-demand session players. D

4:30 pm 
Music Voyager  "Beyond Bob Marley"  Ask the average person what they know about Jamaican music and the first thing they will think of is Bob Marley. While the legacy of Marley is alive and well, in this episode, Jacob Edgar visits with some of today's most popular reggae artists who are keeping roots reggae going strong. Edgar's travels to St. D

5:00 pm 
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6:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   Laura Timmins leaves the agricultural hamlet of Lark Rise to move eight miles away to the small market town of Candleford in 1880s England. She begins her first job at the post office, where Postmistress Dorcas Lane gives her a warm welcome. But her loyalties are soon divided over a dispute at Lark Rise about payment for the delivery of telegrams.G

7:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Electric Vendetta, Part 1"  A naked body is discovered in the center of a mysterious crop circle in a field owned by Sir Harry Chatwyn. A local extra-terrestrial expert takes an interest in the events, and rumors circulate that the vicious death could be the work of some alien force. Part 1 of 2G

8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey, Series II - Part Two"  Downton Abbey becomes a convalescent home for wounded soldiers to ease overcrowding at the hospital. O'Brien is shocked to find Isobel Crawley giving most of the orders and suggests Thomas might aide Cora, now relegated to the background. Violet tries her best to undo Matthew's engagement to Lavinia while remaining convinced there is more to Lavinia's relationship with Sir Richard than meets the eye. Part 2 of 7G

9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey, Series II - Part Three"  Isobel and Cora lock horns over control of Downton's medical role. Meanwhile Thomas, now manager of the convalescent men, makes life difficult for Carson. Mrs. Bird starts a soup kitchen to help the war effort. Matthew and William embark on a perilous patrol behind German lines. Part 3 of 6G

10:00 pm 
New Tricks  "Casualty"  A catastrophic crash results from Sandra's quick intervention to keep Jack from attempting to kill his wife's killer. Jack, Gerry and Brian are hospitalized. Sanda suspects her super-efficient temporary helper is spying for their mutual superiors. The boys investigate a suspicious death at the hospital to prove they are still a crack team.G

11:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   Laura Timmins leaves the agricultural hamlet of Lark Rise to move eight miles away to the small market town of Candleford in 1880s England. She begins her first job at the post office, where Postmistress Dorcas Lane gives her a warm welcome. But her loyalties are soon divided over a dispute at Lark Rise about payment for the delivery of telegrams.G

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