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January 4, 2012
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4:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Getting A Shot: You Can Do It!"  Sid is super excited because his Grandma is coming to school! Grandma is a nurse, so she'll be giving everyone the new flu vaccination. Sid and his friends are a little hesitant to get the shot, and they have lots of questions about the vaccination and what it does inside their bodies. Grandma and Susie team up to explain the science of how a vaccination works, and then Grandma kicks in with a special song that makes getting a vaccination super easy!. D

4:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Virtually Martha/Martha Vs. Robot"  Virtually Martha - While playing with Alice's laptop computer, Martha accidentally hits the wrong button and gets zapped inside! Martha vs. Robot - Alice's family gets a robotic pet called Dynamo who can do everything a real dog can do and help you with your math homework.G

5:00 am 
Petula Clark: This Is My Song   PETULA CLARK: THIS IS MY SONG is the story of the star's life in music, told in her own words and those of friends and colleagues including Harry Belafonte, Lynn Redgrave, Andy Williams, Rod McKuen, David Cassidy and others. A wealth of rare material, from movie trailers, newsreels, stage productions and television appearances reveal a multi-faceted entertainer who has also managed to have a successful personal life. D

6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Vienna and the Danube"  Rick takes in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. He travels along the Danube River and hikes through the Baroque Melk Abbey.G

6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Venice"  Rudy tours the famous sites then shows how to escape the crowds in the neighborhoods of Dorsaduro, Cannaregio and San Polo.G

7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "On The Trail of a Living Fossil"  In an effort to discover more about the desert tortoise, host David Yetman treks from the dry deserts of Utah to the tropics of Northwestern Mexico in search of these special animals. The trail begins outside of St. George Utah, which has more tortoises there per square kilometer than anywhere else in the United States. D

7:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Fried Tomatoes and Aioli and Crab and Shrimp Stuffed Flounder. D

8:00 am 
America's Heartland   A Massachusetts "farm school" teaches city kids all about agriculture. Jason Shoultz heads for the supermarket to unravel a mystery about meat. We ask a farmer. D

8:30 am 
Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends  "Tuna, Fried Potatoes and Clams"  Chef Nick Stellino welcomes Chef Sylvain Delpique of DavidBurke Townhouse in New York and creates an unforgettable dish, Potato Wrapped Tuna Stuffed with Crab & Cucumber. Then, Nick prepares Pan-fried Potato and Red peppers, followed by fabulous Sauteed Clams with Sausage. D

9:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Grilled Pork Chops and Ribs"  Host Christopher Kimball visits Boston's famous East Coast Grill to learn about Memphis ribs from BBQ expert Chris Schlesinger. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make Memphis-Style Barbecued Spareribs on a home grill. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his favorite new grill gadgets. D

9:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "A Colorful Exterior"  Color is not just for inside your house. Matt and Shari show viewers how to bring color to the outside of their home. The first project is a floor cloth to brighten a front porch, deck, or patio. D

10:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   Michael Reno Harrell; Jeff Little Trio. D

11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The All Our Senses Club"  Telly, Elmo, and Rosita have formed the Excellent Eyes Club so they can use their eyes to help people on Sesame Street. First they find Leela who is having trouble finding one of her gardening gloves. The Excellent Eyes Club comes through for her and finds the glove. D

12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Shiny and Snakes/Tiny Loves Flowers"  Shiny gets over her fear of snakes when Tiny challenges the Nature Trackers to meet the ultimate snake: the Sanajeh, a huge Cretaceous snake from what is now India. Dad takes the kids on the Dinosaur Train to find Sana Sanajeh, who may be huge, but turns out to be quite friendly. Once Shiny and Sana become friends, Shiny returns home with the knowledge that snakes aren't scary - they're just another part of nature! Tiny is horrified when her favorite buttercups all wilt, so Mom takes her and the family to the Big Pond, where she remembers seeing a whole lot of buttercups in bloom. D

12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Rumpelstiltskin"  Princess Pea's father is busy, busy, busy with no time to help her tie up her skates. What's a Princess to do? The Super Readers use their literacy powers to visit another Princess whose funny little helper, Rumpelstiltskin, is far too busy to help her spin straw into gold. The Super Readers may be able to guess Rumpelstiltskin's name but they won't be able to guess what will happen in this story! Educational Objectives: To learn about the importance of doing things yourself, build the alphabet, and identify the letters S-P-I-N. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Many Ants Make Light Work/Nest Best Thing"  Many Ants Make Light Work - Nick and Sally are trying to put up a tent in their backyard but it's not working! Nick is pulling when Sally is pushing and it's just making a giant heap! Good thing the Cat knows a million trillion friends who are experts at teamwork! He whisks the kids off to visit an ant colony where Nick and Sally learn that you can do anything when you work together! Nest Best Thing - Nick and Sally have found some bird eggs in their backyard, but their nest is destroyed. Where are they going to keep them? The Cat in the Hat brings them to an expert nest builder, Mrs. Robin, who shows the children how to build a nest especially for those robin eggs. D

1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Koala Balloon"  Martin and Chris must protect a young koala stranded in the Australian Outback, and help him get back to his Eucalyptus forest habitat. On their quest to return the adorable animal home, the brothers discover lots of interesting facts about how animals are specialized to their own environment, and with some tips from an intrepid desert dweller called the thorny devil, they must survive the desert crossing and bring the koala home. D

2:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Trip to the Moon"  One early traveler called it the strangest 75 square miles in North America. Characterized by one of the only continental hot spots in the world, Craters of the Moon encompasses three quarters of a million acres of lava flows, sagebrush, rolling hills... and a few surprises. Part of it is managed by the National Park Service, as a national monument. And it may be as close as any of us will ever come to a trip to the moon.G

2:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Calvin Trillin"  Calvin Trillin has been called "perhaps the finest reporter in America." His wry commentary on the American scene and his books chronicling his adventures as a "happy eater" have earned him renown as a classic American humorist. Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with Trillin about his work, including his most recent book, Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff. Trillin came to Idaho to speak to the Idaho Humanities Council.G

3:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Marine Sanctuary: Preserving Desert Life"  NULL

3:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Trip to the Moon"  One early traveler called it the strangest 75 square miles in North America. Characterized by one of the only continental hot spots in the world, Craters of the Moon encompasses three quarters of a million acres of lava flows, sagebrush, rolling hills... and a few surprises. Part of it is managed by the National Park Service, as a national monument. And it may be as close as any of us will ever come to a trip to the moon.G

4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

5:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   When the postmaster at Inglestone, with an old score to settle, tries to force Dorcas into selling up, she is faced with the heartbreaking prospect of losing her home and denying Sydney his dream of running the post office one day.G

6:00 pm 
William and Mary   William and Mary are engaged, but the course of true love still may not run smooth.G

7:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey - Part 4"  The heir crisis at Downton Abbey takes an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, rumors fly about Mary's virtue. Her sister Sybil takes a risk in her secret political life. Anna unearths Bates' mysterious past. And O'Brien and Thomas plot their exit strategy. Part 4 of 4G

8:30 pm 
New Tricks  "Buried Treasure"  Brian's dog digs up a skeleton during a walk on the common. A local youth worker shows an unusual amount of interest in the remains. Investigation shows he was interviewed in connection with the disappearance of a Member of Parliament.G

9:29 pm 
MI-5  "Nuclear Strike"  Tensions between the U.S. and Russia mount. The team discovers Britain is being used as a pawn and that a network of silent saboteurs has been activated to attack London. Only one person can help and the team turns to Connie, who informs the team members they have uncovered a code for a nuclear briefcase bomb. Now they race to find the information needed to stop the plot.G

10:30 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   When the postmaster at Inglestone, with an old score to settle, tries to force Dorcas into selling up, she is faced with the heartbreaking prospect of losing her home and denying Sydney his dream of running the post office one day.G

11:30 pm 
William and Mary   William and Mary are engaged, but the course of true love still may not run smooth.G

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