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December 22, 2012
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3:00 am 
Survival: Lives in the Balance  "Fit for Life (Bangladesh)"  The episode chronicles two births. One mother has her baby at home in rural Bangladesh with a traditional midwife with no medical training. Another young woman gives birth in a clinic with the aid of medical professionals and has been coached through her pregnancy by a health specialist. Part 4 of 4G

4:00 am 
Ottomans Versus Christians: Battle for the Mediterranean  "Masters of the Mediterranean"  Julian Davison travels to the site of one of the most extraordinary sieges in European history, the island of Malta. The pride of the Christian Crusader Order of the Knights of St. John, today Malta is a baroque jewel. But in the 16th century, the island was the object of desire for Ottoman Sultan Sulieman the Magnificient who wanted it no matter the cost. Part 2 of 3G

5:00 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   Look Back at 2012 - The annual look back at the top religion stories of the past year, including religion's role in the presidential election, faith-based divisions over economic policy, the rising number of people with no religious affiliation, and ongoing turmoil in the Middle East. Host Bob Abernethy, R&E Managing Editor Kim Lawton, Washington Post columnist EJ Dionne and Religion News Service Editor-in-Chief Kevin Eckstrom analyze the trends and events that made news in 2012. D

5:30 am 

6:00 am 
Second Opinion  "The Future of Cancer Treatment"  Advances in the fight against cancer are due to the work of health care professionals, clinical researchers, and thousands of cancer patients and advocates. Since cancer isn't a single disease, understanding the differences and similarities in how various cancers behave is essential to better treatment in the future. Hear from Judy Orem, who relates her experience as a patient in a clinical trial. D

6:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "New England's Italy"  As the Italian immigrants settled the Northeastern coast of the United States, they did what they knew from their homeland. In many cases, this included fishing for the local catch. In this episode, Lidia makes Calamari Fra Diavolo over Linguine and she also prepares a Salt Cod, Potato & String Bean Salad. D

7:00 am 
Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom  "Christmas"  Burt tells how the Christmas tree came indoors, what the First Ladies do for holidays, and how department stores create holiday windows.G

7:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Azores: Pedro Oliviera"  This week Simply Ming is on the road traveling to the exotic Azores to learn how to make one of the region's most famous dishes - Cozida - a one-pot meal that's literally cooked underground by the Earth's volcanic heat. Rising to the challenge, Ming also serves us his own take on this national dish. D

8:00 am 
Christina  "Skip The Junk Food....Feel The Joy"  They call it junk food because it's just that.junk. Completely unfit for human consumption, most of what we eat is robbing us of our health. D

8:30 am 
Martha Stewart's Cooking School  "Poaching"  Because poached meats are moist and tender yet still mild in flavor, they work well as the basis for numerous salads, soups and light suppers. They're also famously low in fat. Martha begins this lesson by showing how one of the most healthful and versatile preparations - simply poached chicken breast - can be incorporated into all-American chicken salad sandwiches as well as a Cobb salad. D

9:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Icebox Desserts"  Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Lemon Icebox Cheesecake. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of chocolate ice cream. And finally, Erin updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make French Silk Chocolate Pie. D

9:30 am 
The Mind of a Chef  "Rene"  David Chang hangs out with one of his best friends, Rene Redzepi - who happens to be the world's top chef. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Sweet Summer Endings"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to fresh Strawberry Pie. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews paring knives in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Summer Peach Cake, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals why water makes pie pastry tough. D

10:30 am 
Scrapbook Soup   Jo Pearson appears in the first segment demonstrating fun and festive banners. Next, Christina Mauch decorates a glass frame with pen and marker doodles. Then, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer shows how to emboss and cut simple three dimensional cards and notes. D

11:00 am 
Jerry Yarnell School of Fine Art  "Above The Waves, Part 4"  Jerry adds the final highlights to the rocks, slivers of light to the water, and a distant lighthouse.G

11:30 am 

12:00 pm 
This Old House  "Cambridge 2012/Rounding The Corner"  After a visit to "this old record store," Kevin helps Roger install plastic drywells to keep the yard from flooding in heavy rains and checks out the sleek new cabinets with kitchen designer Kathy Marshall. Learn about thermostats that program themselves and Ipe deck tiles that go right over an old deck. D

12:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Installing A Ceiling Fan/Installing A Water Softener"  Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron head to Denver to install a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling. Then, Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard visits New Jersey to install a water softener. D

1:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Case of the Corner Cupboard"  Long splined miters anyone? That's how you join the coffin-like case of this 18th-century corner cupboard. See how to make the special jigs to hand plane this crucial joint with precision and dignity. D

1:30 pm 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Demilune Table"  Tommy masters the method of bricking on this week's Rough Cut, when he builds a classic Demilune Table with a stunning antique looking veneer belt. For inspiration, Tommy goes on a Road Trip to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts where curator, Elliot Davis, will show him some signature pieces from the collection. Back in the shop, Tommy is joined by series regular, Steve Brown. D

2:00 pm 
MotorWeek  "Chevrolet Malibu Turbo"  Road Test: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo Road Test: 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 Goss' Garage: Quick Car Care. D

2:30 pm 
America's Heartland   Take in a tart harvest of cranberries from a historic New England farm. Answer the question: Which is best, canned, frozen or fresh? One woman finds success with an exotic mushroom farm in the heart of one California city. D

3:00 pm 
NOVA  "Riddles of the Sphinx"  A team of archeologists, including the director of the Ancient Egypt Resource Associates, peel back 45 centuries of mysteries to reveal the techniques and labor invested in the giant sculpture. The team unearths new discoveries about the people who built this half-human, half-lion image that is nearly the length of a football field and as tall as the White House. And, why they created such a haunting and stupendous image.G

4:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Greatest Gifts"  This show is a compilation of appraisals of items received by guests as presents. Finds include a Louis Comfort Tiffany necklace from a husband and a Fender bass guitar as a birthday gift, along with other valuable and interesting items.G

5:00 pm 
Priceless Antiques Roadshow   The specialists reveal how they deal with unidentifiable mystery objects. Furniture expert Lennox Cato goes back to his roots in Brighton.G

5:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Venice: City of Dreams"  Rick begins a two-part visit to Venice by tracing its history from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. He cruises the Grand Canal, luxuriates in a venerable caf? and savors fresh fish canalside with friends. Part 1 of 2G

6:00 pm 
European Journal  "Spain Says Adios to the Siesta"  Adios to the Siesta: The Spanish tradition of taking a siesta goes back centuries - but now the lengthy post-lunch break is being questioned in the crisis-hit country. The idea now is for staff to work a full afternoon to generate more money for the economy. Industry is eager to cut down on longer, unproductive working hours. D

6:30 pm 
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7:00 pm 
The Lawrence Welk Show  "Christmas"  This 1966 Christmas celebration is new to public television. Lawrence makes his singing entrance on "Jingle Bells." Barbara and Bobby are Raggedy Ann and Andy for the "Doll Dance." The Lennon Sisters sing "Star Carol" while JoAnn Castle rocks the house with "Frosty The Snowman."G

8:00 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Christmas 1979, Punch and Judy"  Staff members decide to put on a traditional Punch and Judy show.G

8:30 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances Christmas Specials  "1995"  Hyacinth decides to organize and direct a local pageant titled "Our Town in the Civil War." She also casts herself in the starring role of Queen Henrietta Maria and coerces various members of her family to play assorted Cavaliers and Roundheads. The Church Hall is soon in pandemonium.G

9:00 pm 
As Time Goes By  "Judith's New Romance"  Judy has a new romantic interest. Sandy is evasive. Jean believes there is a problem but her efforts on her daughter's behalf lead to further complications.G

9:30 pm 
It's A Merry Red Green Christmas   Red demonstrates cooking Christmas dinner while Harold writes a letter to Santa. Lodge members put holiday greetings on answering machines. There are recommendations on choosing pets as presents and practical applications for fruitcake.G

10:30 pm 
My Family  "It's A Gift (Christmas Special)"  Ben gets Susan a present from the store where Alfie works as one of Santa's elves. But he soon learns it is the wrong gift for a happy holiday. He tries for something more romantic but finds he could have gotten a better deal by waiting. Then, a present to themselves turns up with the wrong picture.G

11:00 pm 
Doctor Who Series  "The Rebel Flesh"  A solar tsunami sends the TARDIS hurtling toward a factory on Earth where human doppelgangers are used to mine dangerous acid. A second wave hits and the doppelgangers separate. The Doctor must try to prevent an all-out civil war between humans and the "almost people" before the factory explodes.G

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