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December 8, 2011
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12:00 am 
William and Mary   William's daughter, Julia, goes missing when his attention is concentrated on Mary. Meanwhile Mary is suspended from her midwife's duties for endangering a baby's life, and William makes a memorial service go with a bang.G
1:00 am 
The Night Before Christmas Carol   Join Charles Dickens in his study on Friday, the 13th, 1843 in this one-man play written by Dickens scholar and author, Elliot Engel. Actor David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens and 17 familiar characters; giving personal, social and historical context to the ghostly classic, A Christmas Carol. Cedric Charles Dickens, great grandson of the author, says zum Brunnen "absolutely becomes my great-grandfather on stage!"G
2:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Jewel of the North"  The water is so clear and the colors so intense that people sometimes mistake photographs of Priest Lake for Hawaii! In the 1920's silent-movie star Nell Shipman came to the most northern of Idaho's big lakes to produce her silent films. Today the area is a magnet for campers, fishermen, rock climbers, skiers and anyone who loves magical settings.G
2:30 am 
Dialogue  "James McPherson"  James McPherson is one of America's greatest Civil War historians. McPherson's Pulitzer Prize winning writing captures the drama of this era and his latest book, "Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief," gives new insight into Abraham Lincoln's remarkable skill as a military leader. Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with McPherson about Lincoln and why we are still fighting over some of the same issues we thrashed out in the Civil War 150 years ago.G
3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Cast Iron Cooks"  Just as Alan finishes packing Elmo's lunch, the lights go down, the music goes up, and Superchef pops up and announces that Alan has been chosen as the next challenger on Cast Iron Cooks. Alan is not even sure what that is, but Chris and Elmo are excited to be his assistants. The first challenge is to prepare a bowl of P Stew, which is made up entirely of ingredients that begin with the letter P. Elmo, Chris, and Alan race around throwing P foods like pickles, peaches, and porridge into a pot. D
4:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "The Big Cheese!"  While surfing the Internet on the computer with his Mom, Sid finds a funny picture showing that the moon is made of green, glowing, cheese! Sid thinks this is amazing, and when he goes to school, he relays his newfound moon information to his friends, who are equally enthralled. When they tell Susie what they learned, Susie explains something very important-not everything you find on the computer is true! And someone that really understands that notion is visiting today, it's Gabriela's Mom! Dr. Rosalinda Cordova is a marine biologist so she does lots of research on the computer, but it's not the only thing she uses. She tells the kids that when she does research, she reads books at the library, makes observations, asks experts, and looks at websites with good information. D
4:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha: Deadline Doggie/It's The Giant Pumpkin, Martha"  Martha: Deadline Doggie - When Martha begins to sniff out leads for Carolina's paper, the news is not fit to print. Can Martha redeem herself before she puts the paper out of business? Vocabulary: (E) article, deadline, eavesdropped(ing), gossip(ing), private (I) type(ing), read(s)(ing), tip, paper, surprise. It's the Giant Pumpkin, Martha - With The Ronald Report as her new competition, Carolina needs stories, big stories, to keep her paper afloat. D
5:00 am 
National Christmas Tree Lighting 2011   The National Christmas Tree on the White House lawn is ready to take its place in the 89-year tradition. Filmed on December 1, this is the complete event with its all-star lineup of performers, capped by the annual presidential address.G
6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Budapest: The Best of Hungary"  Actually two cities - busy Pest and noble Buda - straddle the Danube. Rick finds capitalism has taken hold with gusto as he explores thriving shopping boulevards. He finds Gypsy orchestras featuring smoking violins, venerable mineral baths, and 19th-century coffeehouses enjoying a renaissance.G
6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Croatia's Dalmatian Coast"  Europe's best kept secret, the Croatian coast of Dalmatia dazzles with stunning white stone cities and azure waters. We begin in Dubrovnik, then island hop up the coast, snorkeling, swimming, sunning and reveling in the scenery. In Split we visit a Roman emperor's palace and make excursions to ruins, timeless towns and fortresses. D
7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Origins of a Royal Road"  The trade route of El Camino Real (The Royal Road) served as an interchange of cultures and riches for the Puebloan people hundreds of years before the arrival of Europeans. Later, the route became the tattered thread that sewed together the Spanish strongholds in southern Mexico to the tiny, distant settlements of Nuevo (New) Mexico. Take a three-part journey along this historic route of communication, conquest and gold, from Mexico City through the Chihuahuan Desert to the mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico and explore the natural and cultural wonders that dot the landscape along the way. D
7:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Different Pizzas/Pizze Diversi"  Homemade pizza doesn't have to be complicated, not when Mary Ann shows you how to prepare a simple, country-style Rustic Pizza. And it gets even easier when she pulls out her electric fry pan and makes one there too. Don't order out. D
8:00 am 
Taste of History  "Continental Congress & Constitutional Convention"  Join Chef Walter as he tours Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, home to the first Continental Congress and Benjamin Franklin's library. We then learn about James Madison and the Constitutional Congress. In honor of Franklin and the Congress, Chef Walter prepares Fried Calves Feet with Curried Remoulade along with Beef Olives, Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli. D
8:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Andrew Zimmern & Cooking Veggies for Kids"  Does your kid turn up his nose when certain green foods cross his sight line? Vegetables can make some kids turn and run for the hills before they even give them a chance. On this episode of SIMPLY MING, Ming joins forces with a man who specializes in close encounters with icky foods to help make "weird" vegetables more appealing to kids. Andrew Zimmern, Mr. Bizzare Foods himself, joins Ming to cook two new dishes your kids will devour: Turkey Spring Rolls with Hoisin-Lime Dipping Sauce with Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Mixed Vegetables and Tofu with a Miso Sabayon. D
9:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Asian Favorites at Home"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to create a different kind of stir-fry, Thai Chicken with Basil. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews large saucepans in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Becky Hays reveals the foolproof method to making perfect Shu Mai, right at home!. D
9:30 am 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Baked Ziti with Garden Vegetables"  What do you do in the summer when all those fresh garden vegetables are available at home, roadside stands, and Farmer's Markets? Throw them into a delicious pan of baked ziti, and marinara sauce. Delicious! The added crunch, color, and appealing taste will have you asking for seconds. D
10:00 am 
Tonic Sol-Fa Christmas   The a cappella group, which specializes in pop arrangements, celebrates the holidays at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The spirited program highlights the foursome's trademark humor and skilled musicianship as they perform a mix of traditional, secular and original holiday songs. The music is intertwined with interviews with group members.G
11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Humpty Dumpty's Big Break"  Telly is very worried about Humpty Dumpty falling off the wall, but Humpty explains that he is there to watch a football game. Just as the game is about to start, one of All the King's Horses comes limping in and says he can't play. It's Humpty's dream to play football, so he offers to replace him, but Telly is very worried that Humpty will break. 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!  "The Frog Prince"  Princess Pea wants to do ballet, and Spider wants to spin webs, so how will these two friends play together? To find some answers, the Super Readers check out The Frog Prince and meet another Princess who can't see eye to eye with her friend! Will the Super Readers be able to help the Princess and the Frog kiss and make up? Educational Objectives: To learn about compromise, practice the alphabet and rhyme with UMP words. Preschoolers discover that the power to read will change the story. D
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Secret Super Digger/Pucker Up and Blow"  Secret Super Digger - Sally is trying to grow a flower for her mom, but it just won't grow. Time to see Finola! At Finola's Farm, she introduces Cat, Sally and Nick to her secret super digger - Diggery the earthworm. Diggery shows them how plant roots need water air and compost, which Diggery helps to make. D
1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Little Howler"  Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags. They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack. They experience that wolves are a very social animal with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members. D
2:00 pm 
Ucook! with Chef Bob   For the first dish, Chef Bob makes one of his favorite soups. A chilled avocado grapefruit and fresh ginger soup scented with espelette spice. All of these incredible flavors combine together to leave the mouth wanting more of this great chilled soup. D
2:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Three-Part Travel Skills Special"  Rick shoots his travel tips on location in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, the Rhine and Swiss Alps. He demonstrates how to stay safe in unfamiliar locations and shows how to get around in a variety of environments. Part 2 of 3G
3:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Ecuador's Fog Forest: Mists Over The Desert"  Host David Yetman travels to the agrarian community of Loma Alta, Ecuador. This city lives in symbiosis with a cloud forest nature preserve situated in the mountains above the city. Before the area was protected, local residents exploited and decimated the forest with little regard for its ecosystem. D
3:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Jewel of the North"  The water is so clear and the colors so intense that people sometimes mistake photographs of Priest Lake for Hawaii! In the 1920's silent-movie star Nell Shipman came to the most northern of Idaho's big lakes to produce her silent films. Today the area is a magnet for campers, fishermen, rock climbers, skiers and anyone who loves magical settings.G
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 pm 
After You've Gone  "Going Solo"  Diana has little idea of what she is unleashing when she challenges Jimmy to audition for her choral society.G
5:30 pm 
Reggie Perrin   Reggie feels as if the entire world is against him, wife Nicola continues to neglect her husband, while Chris has given him just 24 hours to prepare an important conference speech. The stressed executive's day goes from bad to worse when he finds his boss in a clinch with dream woman Jasmine at the office party, and then he returns home to find his mother in a compromising position with his father-in-law.G
6:00 pm 
Ladies of Letters   Irene writes to Vera to help spring her from the mental hospital and indeed help arrives, in the form of Karen and Damon who rescue her. The three of them head for the outback where they are living rough.G
6:30 pm 
As Time Goes By  "Moving In"  Jean and Lionel agree; Lionel is to move in with Jean. But blending lives also proves difficult.G
7:00 pm 
Red Green's Duct Tape Forever   When an evil land-baron's limo falls into a sinkhole outside Possum Lodge, located 145 beer stores north of Toronto, a judge orders the men to pay $10,000 in damages in 10 days or lose their beloved lodge forever. Lodge leader Red Green (Steve Smith) considers various money-making schemes the men dream up, like selling road kill on the Internet. But it's Harold (Patrick McKenna), Red's nerdy nephew, who comes up with an idea that just might save their wood-smoked bacon: a duct tape sculpture contest in Minneapolis with a $10,000 third-place prize. D
8:30 pm 
Mr. Bean  "Mr. Bean Rides Again"  Mr. Bean attempts to resuscitate a heart-attack victim. On a holiday flight, he befriends a boy with a surprise.G
9:00 pm 
As Time Goes By Reunion Special  "1 of 2"  Jean is eager for grandchildren; Lionel has reservations. Judith and Alistair are still childless. Sandy and Harry return from Canada; Sandy has not told him yet she is pregnant. Jean asks Lionel why he and his first wife did not have children; the doorbell rings and she finds a young man from Africa asking after his father, Lionel.G
10:00 pm 
After You've Gone  "Going Solo"  Diana has little idea of what she is unleashing when she challenges Jimmy to audition for her choral society.G
10:30 pm 
Reggie Perrin   Reggie feels as if the entire world is against him, wife Nicola continues to neglect her husband, while Chris has given him just 24 hours to prepare an important conference speech. The stressed executive's day goes from bad to worse when he finds his boss in a clinch with dream woman Jasmine at the office party, and then he returns home to find his mother in a compromising position with his father-in-law.G
11:00 pm 
Ladies of Letters   Irene writes to Vera to help spring her from the mental hospital and indeed help arrives, in the form of Karen and Damon who rescue her. The three of them head for the outback where they are living rough.G
11:30 pm 
As Time Goes By  "Moving In"  Jean and Lionel agree; Lionel is to move in with Jean. But blending lives also proves difficult.G

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