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January 6, 2012
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8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Cruising on the Mother Road"  Clad in appropriate leather gear and helmets, host David Yetman and ecologist Yar Petryszyn cruise through the second half of the deserts along Route 66, this time on Harley Davidson motorcycles. This phase of the journey begins in the Petrified Forest near the border of Arizona and New Mexico and traces the "mother road" through the pines of Flagstaff to the Joshua trees of the Mojave Desert. The travelers stop in Winslow, Arizona at the La Posada Inn which has been open since the 1930s. D

8:30 am 
Katie Brown Workshop  "How to Blend The Old with the New When Remodeling"  The final episode in the three-part home makeover features a walk-through of the living spaces in Katie's home in Connecticut. Before-and-after photos document the progress. D

9:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Thomas Jefferson & Monticello - A True Organic Gardener in Action"  To gardeners, Thomas Jefferson holds a special place of honor. The gardens at Monticello were a botanic laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world. As an avid plantsman and gardener, Mr. Jefferson kept detailed records over many years of his horticultural discoveries, plant exchanges with friends around Europe as well as his successes and failures when it came to his own gardening and farming practices at Monticello. D

9:30 am 
This American Land  "Montana Legacy, Tree Rings, Perennial Grain Crops"  The program looks at the issue of saving wildlife habitat in Montana in the face of spreading development.G

10:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Beef Meets Grill"  Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make real Texas Barbecued Beef ribs at home. next, equipment expert Adam Reid reviews paper plates, and finally, Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to preparing perfectly char-Grilled steaks at home. D

10:30 am 
Tracks Ahead  "Harz Mountain Railway"  NULL

11:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   Michael Reno Harrell; Jeff Little Trio. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Wing in a Sling"  Big Bird is happily roller skating along Sesame Street. Uh-oh! Crash! Big Bird falls down! Chris runs over to help Big Bird who has injured his wing. Chris suggests they visit Dr. Berger so she can take a look, while the Count offers to watch Hooper's store until Chris and Big Bird get back. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "That's Not A Dinosaur/Tiny's Garden"  The kids visit the Big Pond to attend the Biome Block Party. While attempting to win the leaf-necklace contest, Keenan Chirostemotes claims the Pteranodon sibs can't compete for the prize for "dinosaur" with the most leaves because they are not dinosaurs. This launches the kids into a song called "That's Not a Dinosaur", as all the non-dinosaurs sing their piece. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Sleeping Beauty"  Ahoy Matey! Yo, ho, ho and.a cup of tea?! Uh oh, Princess Pea wants to play Tea Party but Pig and his brothers would like her to play Pirates! The Super Readers travel into the famous story of Sleeping Beauty to speak with a Princess who loves sleeping just as much as Princess Pea loves tea parties! The Super Readers apply their literacy powers to wake Sleeping Beauty.and wake her. D

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Flower Power/Snowman's Land"  Flower Power - Sally's mom has a cold, so Sally wants to pick her some colorful flowers to make her feel better. The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally to the forest of Flora-Fah-Zoom where they meet three different creatures that all depend on flowers to live. Sally decides to make her mother a picture of their adventure in Flora-Fah-Zoom instead of picking a flower that animals need in order to survive. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Platypus Cafe"  While kayaking in Australia, Martin and Chris encounter one of the world's most unusual creatures, a platypus mother with her eggs. But unscrupulous endangered animal chef, Gourmand, plans on making the platypus eggs his next delicacy. The Wild Kratts team must use the special "sixth sense" of the platypus to save the eggs. D

3:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Hawaiian Volcano"  Bring out the dynamics of the Hawaiian volcano using vibrant colors and perspective.G

3:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play Duke Ellington's "Take The A Train" and the signature intro from Henry Mancini's "The Pink Panther Theme." Featured guests are Bobby Floyd, Andy LaVerne and Bradley Sowash. D

4:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Chilean Wines: A Way of Life"  NULL

4:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Working for Wildlife"  Professionals and volunteers are in forests and fields - even cities - throughout Idaho working to increase knowledge about wildlife and its chances for survival. Cameras capture "deer tackling" in eastern Idaho; follow scientists and volunteers through deep snows to radio collar the seldom-seen elusive wolverine; and visit a woman raising orphan bears in her backyard in Garden City, adjacent to Boise.G

5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

6:00 pm 
Nature  "Birds of the Gods"  Deep in the New Guinean rainforest are birds of unimaginable color and beauty with fabulous plumes of feathers. Europeans called them Birds of Paradise; the people of New Guinea say the birds possess supernatural powers and magic. David Attenborough introduces a young team of New Guinean scientists on a grueling expedition to find and film these Birds of Paradise.G

7:00 pm 
Wild!  "Animal Inventors: Animal Magicians"  Episode two reveals some of nature's most powerful secrets from medical solutions for cancer and diabetes to finding the answers to the most vexing of questions, such as how can humans live longer, love longer and live in outer space?. D

8:00 pm 
Paving The Way: The National Park-To-Park Highway  "Welcome Home"  The conclusion continues the tour that touches General Grant (now King's Canyon), Sequoia, Zion, Grand Canyon and Mesa Verde national parks. Interviews with historians and other experts on the parks system, post-World War I roads and early automobile travel bring the era alive. Part 2 of 2G

9:00 pm 
Sacred Earth   Sacred Earth is a journey through sacred lands of the American Southwest, Academy Award winning actress Linda Hunt delivers contemplative and deeply moving spoken words. The music of Grammy nominated composer David Lanz merges with breathtaking imagery in an extraordinarily powerful way.G

10:00 pm 
Wonders of the West  "Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park"  Listed as a World Heritage Site, Yosemite's breathtaking vistas inspire and awe. From bears to trout fishing, learn about the wildlife of this area, visit with Native American Master Basket Weaver Julia Parker, and discover the rich history of Buffalo Soldiers in the park. Visit a grove of giant sequoia trees as we continue our adventure to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. D

10:30 pm 
Wonders of the West  "Sonoran Desert"  For many generations, the Tohono O'odham Indians have been harvesting the fruit of the saguaro cactus and welcoming the summer monsoon rains that have been so vital to their survival. Learn the traditions of the annual harvest as we collect and prepare fruit with members of the Tohono O'odham nation. Discover the wildlife of the Sonoran Desert and join us as we learn about some of the tastier plants that grow here!. D

11:00 pm 
Nature  "Birds of the Gods"  Deep in the New Guinean rainforest are birds of unimaginable color and beauty with fabulous plumes of feathers. Europeans called them Birds of Paradise; the people of New Guinea say the birds possess supernatural powers and magic. David Attenborough introduces a young team of New Guinean scientists on a grueling expedition to find and film these Birds of Paradise.G

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