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4:00 am 
Joanna Lumley: Greek Odyssey  "The Islands"  Joanna explores some of the 1,400 Greek islands that make up this maritime nation. She gets a lift on board a shipping magnate's yacht to Crete where she spends time with shepherds in the high, remote mountains of the island. On Kos, she explores the birth place of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, and ascends an active volcano on Nisyros. Part 3 of 4G

5:00 am 
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  "We Learn Best from Caring People/Batteries & Flashlights"  Maggie Stewart teaches sign language to a song she sings. Batteries of all sizes can power many things, from flashlights to riding machines. Machines can help people learn, but we all learn best from caring people. D

5:30 am 
Curious George  "Curious George Discovers The Poles/Curious George Finds His Way"  George takes care of Bill's pet tadpoles and he and Hundley get lost and must find their way home.G

6:00 am 
Wild Kratts  "Masked Bandits"  As they prepare for a creature costume party, the Wild Kratts team begins to notice all sorts of strange things happening in the Tortuga HQ. Jimmy is sure there is a ghost or monster living with them, but the Kratt brothers are convinced it's some kind of creature. When the gang sets out to discover who is causing all the trouble, they discover that certain animals gravitate towards human habitation because it provides food and protection from predators. D

6:30 am 
Peep and the Big Wide World/Pocoyo  "The Trip to Green Island/Give Me A Call/Pocoyo - Pato's Paintings"  The birds have explored every last place on Earth (or so they think) -except for Green Island. Will they ever get there? Quack tries to track down an incredibly annoying sound. Then, everyone's preparing for a painting exhibition. D

7:00 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Blue Feet Are Neat/A Little Reef Magic"  Blue Feet Are Neat - Nick and Sally are trying out their new blue rubber boots but they keep getting stuck in the mud! Cat knows just who can help them - Buster, the Blue-footed Booby bird. Buster is only too happy to show them how his wide, flat blue feet help him move easily over the muddy shore. With Cat's help to make their boots wide and flat, Sally and Nick can now walk across the mud without getting stuck - just like Buster! Reef Magic - Nick has difficulty learning a "disappearing" magic trick, when who should appear but The Cat in the Hat! He takes Nick and Sally to the coral reef of Scoobamareen. D

7:30 am 
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps  "Angelina, The Pet Sitter/Angelina and the Music Box"  Angelina the Pet Sitter - Angelina persuades Ms. Mimi to let her take care of her pet canary when she goes away for the weekend. Despite Angelina's good intentions, the bird escapes from its cage and Angelina spends most of the weekend searching for him. She learns a valuable lesson that pets can be lots of hard work! Angelina and the Music Box - Polly gets a music box in the mail from her grandmother, and she falls in love with the waltz music it plays. D

8:00 am 
Bob the Builder  "Being Your Best"  Night Time Scratch - Scratch is so excited about today's job, installing the floodlights at the football ground, that he has hardly slept a wink the night before. During the build, Scratch is disappointed to find out that the floodlights will be tested after his bedtime. Frantic to be allowed to stay up, Scratch asks if he can have a nap during the day so he will be rested for that night. D

8:30 am 
Franny's Feet  "On Your Toes/It Figures"  On Your Toes - Franny whirls and twirls to the backstage of a theatre where they're preparing to put on the Nutcracker ballet. When her friend's ballet slipper goes missing, they learn to re-trace their steps- just in time for the big show! It Figures - Franny travels to a skating rink where she learns about figure skating, and how to trace letters and numbers. D

9:00 am 
Thomas & Friends  "Special Jobs"  Diesel's Special Delivery - When Diesel sees James being admired with a special of pretty piglets, he decides that he wants to be admired too. He abandons his slate for the school's leaking roof and sets off to find an equally admirable special. First he tries Thomas' truck of apples, then Rosie's flatbed of flowers, but still nobody notices him. D

9:30 am 
Dialogue  "Busted Bronco"  In 2003, former Boise State All-American defensive end and Montana State University college football coach Joe O'Brien faced a stunning downfall. He was arrested for his part in an illegal drug distribution scheme.Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with O'Brien and Boise writer Bob Evancho, co-author of O'Brien's life story "Busted Bronco: From Addiction to Redemption."G

10:00 am 
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10:30 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Maximizing Social Security Benefits"  Guest: Mary Beth Franklin, Contributing Editor, InvestmentNews. Consuelo Mack WealthTrack reveals how to maximize your Social Security benefits, the only pension plan most Americans can count on. Award-winning financial planner and retirement expert Mary Beth Franklin shares little-known tips on how to get the most out of Social Security for you and your loved ones. D

11:00 am 

11:30 am 
McLaughlin Group   Paul Ryan's Run, Joe Biden Unchained, Deportations Deferred. Pat Buchanan, Author and Columnist; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Mort Zuckerman, US News & World Report; Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune. D

12:00 pm 
Closer to Truth  "Did God Create Evil?"  Whoever believes in the existence of God must explain the presence of evil. To theists, it's "the problem of evil," which they struggle to resolve. To atheists, it's "the argument from evil," which they wield like a sword. D

12:30 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Innovative Bags & Totes, Part 1"  Design smart and innovative bags by making easy changes to your pattern. Add a strap variation, work with a palette of fat quarters, use gathers and ruching accents for piping, plus more. You'll learn ways to make a bag with panache for a fraction of the cost of a designer bag. D

1:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Churn Dash"  Mary and guest Liz Porter demonstrate how to make half-square triangle units with a special tool. They will also share how to achieve a personal, scrappy style in your quilts. D

1:30 pm 
Hometime  "Outdoor Kitchen Island"  The HOMETIME crew builds an outdoor cooking island and anchors an outdoor lamp post. D

2:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Heirloom Tool Chest"  Woodworkers dream of building a custom chest for their fine tools. The Woodsmith editors show you how to make that dream come true. Start with a simple, easy-to-build plywood case. D

2:30 pm 
This Old House  "Barrington Project, Part 4 of 10"  With the exterior shingles going up on the house, builder Andy Tiplady shows host Kevin O'Connor why he's using red cedar instead of white, and how he is creating the signature flair on the building between the first and second floors. Inside, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows Kevin how he's heating and cooling the house using a hydronic system that is integrated with a solar hot water system on the roof. Solar contractor Kevin Price also helps with solar panels for electricity, now that the price of the panels has come down 50 percent in the last four years. D

3:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Installing New Vinyl Trim; Installing a New Dishwasher"  Host Kevin O'Connor works with a siding contractor to install new vinyl trim around a window. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a new dishwasher. D

3:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Backyard Composting (Winston Salem, NC)"  Compost is the single most important amendment for creating healthy soil. Yet, many gardeners are confused when it comes to making it at home, and why it's important. In this information-packed episode, we meet with a soil scientist, and show you all you need to know to make it at home for free. D

4:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Confronting The Contradictions of America's Past"  Learning from our racial past is crucial to addressing America's current ethnic tensions, but only if we confront key historical contradictions. In an encore broadcast of Moyers & Company (check local listings), Khalil Muhammad helps bring these issues to light. Muhammad heads the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and is the author of The Condemnation of Blackness, which connects American histories of race, crime and the making of urban America to modern headlines. D

5:00 pm 
William and Mary   It is Brendan's 18th birthday and the family prepares a house party to celebrate. William is keen to finally meet Kate's new boyfriend.G

6:00 pm 
NOVA  "Rat Attack"  When the bamboo blooms every 48 years in the remote Indian state of Mizoram, it spurs an explosion in the rat population that feeds off the bamboo's fruit. NOVA follows this tale that includes destroyed crops and famine, and investigates why the bamboo flowers every half-century.G

7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "River of No Return: Idaho's Scenic Salmon"  The show profiles the river and the people who live, work and visit there. The Hog Heaven Muzzleloaders of Moscow attempt to run the Salmon River in a dug-out canoeG

8:00 pm 
Garrow's Law   A vicious riot erupts after polling has closed in the Westminster constituency. As the crowd parts, an old man lies on the ground, brutally clubbed to death. Garrow, alone and grieving, gets pulled into a complex web of conspiracy and cover-up, of political double-dealing and the abuse of power.G

9:00 pm 
Vera  "The Crow Trap"  A murder at a remote cottage takes DI Vera Stanhope back to a place full of childhood memories and an unsolved case from her earlier career. Delving into the local politics surrounding a controversial proposal to dig a quarry, the detective team finds motives in the unlikeliest of places, shadowy liaisons and conflicting sympathies.G

10:30 pm 
New Tricks  "The Fame Game"  In 1997, the newlywed Shivani Das was attacked on a canal towpath and has been in a coma ever since. With the help of Asian community liaison officer Sgt. Pushkar Guha, the team discovers Shivani believed she was being followed.G

11:30 pm 
Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope  "Christmas In Switzerland"  During visits to Lausanne, Montreau and Basel, Joseph goes to see a Christmas ornament artist, samples Swiss culinary specialties, journeys to old St. Nick's village, and has a close encounter with Father Christmas himself.G

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