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January 11, 2012
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12:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Rain Game/No Sssweater Is Better"  Rain Game - Sally wants to water the plants in her backyard, but it's hot and sunny outside. They need rain, and lots of it! Good thing the Cat in the Hat knows exactly where to go to get some: the rain forest! With the assistance of some toucans and the singing of howler monkeys, they explore each level of the rain forest, eventually reaching the top and the rain! No SSSweater is Better - Nick's favorite sweater is too small and he doesn't want to change it. The Cat in the Hat has a friend with the exact same problem! He brings them to meet Slyde the snake who shows Nick and Sally how he sheds his skin when it gets too small for him. D
12:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Brain Power"  The Kratt Brothers and Zoboo want to build an "Invisibility Machine" but they need some real brainpower to get the job done. The Kratt Brothers decide to travel to India to meet other creatures with great brains but they are outsmarted by a flock of crows.G
1:00 pm 
Curious George  "Auctioneer George/Sock Monkey Opera"  Auctioneer George - George has one dollar to buy anything he wants at the Annual Corn Roast and Attic Auction, and he sets his sights on a pair of red elephant mittens. When the Man with the Yellow Hat leaves George alone, he bids.and bids. D
1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Wagstaff Races/The Missing Metal Mystery"  Wagstaff Races - Wagstaff City's environmental club is having a "Go Green Go-Cart Race," fueled by alternative energy. Using sun, wind, and pond scum, the gang gathers at the starting line. Who will win the trophy - and most importantly, how? Vocabulary: (E) energy, solar, alternative, convert, generate (I) cart, (re)use, green, power, parts. D
2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk!"  Manny has borrowed the Skeleckian Shrinkanator 3002, an invention with the power to shrink anything down to a very small size. When Marcus and Jessica accidentally get shrunk, The Electric Company has to get the Shrinkinator back from Manny to get them back to normal size! This becomes even more difficult when Manny shrinks himself and is nowhere to be found. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Bend It Like Becky/Questionable Behavior"  Bend it Like Becky - Becky's new soccer team, the Butterfly Unicorn Laser Gorillas and Dr. Two-Brains clash on the soccer field when they both realize they booked it for the same day. The two teams must play a winner-take-all soccer match to determine who gets control of the field. Questionable Behavior - Ms. Question's powers are at all an-time high now that she's discovered she can get people to tell her their deepest, darkest secrets. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Elephant in the Room"  The brothers come across a lone baby elephant and bring him back to the Tortuga HQ for safety until they can find his mom. But they learn how mischievous baby elephants can be and get more than they bargained for when it almost destroys the Tortuga! As they rush to get the baby elephant home, the WildKratts team realizes that animals have different structures that serve various functions in growth and survival. And an elephant's trunk is like the multipurpose tool of "creature features" with hundreds of uses, including: showering, blasting water, grabbing, lifting, communicating, "hearing", pushing and pulling. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Spellbound"  When Wicked casts a spell on the Pompadorians to make them all adore her, Jackie and Digit must reproduce the only symbol that can break it - without being able to see what the symbol looks like. Matt and Inez can't get to Pompadoria to help, so they describe the symbol through their Skwak. But how can they describe the odd-looking spell-breaker accurately so Jackie can make a reproduction that works?. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Wolfing Down Some Barbeque"  Ruff has a family reunion barbeque, and invites some distant relatives-wolves! He sends Emmie and Rubye to Yellowstone National Park to learn all about wolves, and sends Jay and Marc to South Carolina to make some authentic southern barbeque. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Arthur's Chicken Pox/Sick As A Dog"  This animated series is based on Marc Brown's best-selling books about Arthur Read, an eight-year-old aardvark, his sister D.W., and their family and friends. In "Arthur's Chicken Pox," D.W. D
5:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Snug As A Bug/Nightlight"  Snug as a Bug: Frog helps insomniac Bug figure out the end of the rhyme "snug as a bug in a ." so that Bug can sleep. Nightlight: The rest of Word World is trying to sleep, but Bear is keeping everyone awake with her all-night racket. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Earnings season is barely underway, but already we're seeing hints Europe may knock some companies off course. New York Correspondent Erika Miller reports. The man in charge of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell talks about business overseas. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:57 pm 
7:00 pm 
Nature  "Kangaroo Mob"  Street-smart kangaroos are moving into Australia's capital city along with ecologists who follow their every move. Cameras follow mob leader, Black Spot; kangaroo mother, Madge, and her two joeys; mischievous Sonny and pouch-bound Alice, during one drought-stricken year.G
8:00 pm 
NOVA  "Bombing Hitler's Dams"  Behind the Allies' 1943 Lancaster bomber attack that destroys two gigantic dams in Germany's industrial heartland lies extreme engineering challenges and the work of British engineer Barnes Wallis. NOVA re-creates the six spectacular experiments necessary to successfully overcome technical obstacles. Experts adapt a vintage World War II DC4 for the work and establish a test site in Canada.G
10:00 pm 
Life On Mars   Gene wakes Sam in the middle of the night, drunk, and apparently having killed someone. Sam tries to prove his Guv's innocence, watched by DCI Frank Morgan, from Hyde division, while the evidence stacks up against Gene.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaur Camouflage/Family Scavenger Hunt"  Dinosaur Camouflage - Buddy and Tiny meet a shy dinosaur, Leslie Lesothosaurus, who is very good at hiding. The kids end up persuading Leslie to stop hiding, and come out to play with them. Scavenger Hunt - The Pteranodon family travels to the Big Pond for a Scavenger Hunt. D
12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Webby In Bathland"  Red is practicing her soccer moves and kicking up dirt, when Grandma tells her it's time for lunch. Red gives her hands a quick rinse and gets ready to chow down, but Grandma says her hands aren't clean. The super readers zoom into the story Webby in Bathland and help a brave little penguin save his beloved town from the evil Squirmy Germies who are fighting down and dirty! Red finds out it takes more than water to wash away germs Educational Objectives: To learn about good hygiene. D
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Rain Game/No Sssweater Is Better"  Rain Game - Sally wants to water the plants in her backyard, but it's hot and sunny outside. They need rain, and lots of it! Good thing the Cat in the Hat knows exactly where to go to get some: the rain forest! With the assistance of some toucans and the singing of howler monkeys, they explore each level of the rain forest, eventually reaching the top and the rain! No SSSweater is Better - Nick's favorite sweater is too small and he doesn't want to change it. The Cat in the Hat has a friend with the exact same problem! He brings them to meet Slyde the snake who shows Nick and Sally how he sheds his skin when it gets too small for him. D
1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Honey Seekers"  While on an adventure to discover the toughest animal in Africa, Martin and Chris uncover the amazing relationship between the Honey guide bird and Honey badger. A relationship that the Wild Kratt team uses to foil the evil plans of Chef Gourmand. Science Concepts: Symbiotic relationships. D
2:00 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
2:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Legislative Preview 2012"  Marcia Franklin speaks with guests Greg Hahn, of Idaho Reports, Betsy Russell, of The Spokesman-Review, John Miller, of The Associated Press and Clark Corbin, of Post Register about the upcoming Idaho legislative session.G
3:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "People Locked In Time: The Atacama Desert"  NULL
3:30 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
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   The fourth season opens with the arrival of Gabriel Cochrane, a handsome and once wealthy owner of a large iron foundry. Since the bankruptcy of his business and his wife's death, he is penniless and homeless. Dorcas offers him a job as blacksmith, and a room above the forge.G
6:00 pm 
William and Mary   There are wedding bells for Molly and Rick, and Mary has some surprising news.G
7:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey (S2 E1)"  War now wages in Europe. Young men go to war - or avoid it. Mary returns from London. Matthew stuns everyone with an announcement. Sybl, who experiences sorrow over the number of her dance partners dying in battle, wants to do something of significance and enrolls in a nursing course. Among the servants, a new maid proves difficult and Bates has an announcement for Annie. Mr. Carson tries to run the household with a short staff. Thomas returns to a place at the hospital. Part 1 of 7G
8:59 pm 
MI-5   Harry is still missing; not knowing if he is alive or dead the team hopes to rescue him. The team learns that Harry once thwarted a clandestine operation to smuggle weapons-grade uranium into Iraq to justify the war. Now the rogue officers want their uranium back. As team members work feverishly to find Harry, they find the conspiracy also involves the CIA and MI6.G
10:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   The fourth season opens with the arrival of Gabriel Cochrane, a handsome and once wealthy owner of a large iron foundry. Since the bankruptcy of his business and his wife's death, he is penniless and homeless. Dorcas offers him a job as blacksmith, and a room above the forge.G
11:00 pm 
William and Mary   There are wedding bells for Molly and Rick, and Mary has some surprising news.G
12:00 pm 
French In Action  "Entertainment IV"  At Fouquet's on the Champs-Elysees, Mireille and Robert, joined by Hubert and Jean-Pierre, talk about theatre in Paris. And the man in black is seen behaving strangely again.G
12:30 pm 
French In Action  "Entertainment V"  Our four characters are discussing entertainment while the man in black sends signals in Morse Code with his eyes. Jean- Pierre argues the merits of the circus, and a strange nun replaces the strange man.G
1:00 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Rise of Rome"  A small city in central Italy builds an empire that will shape the whole of the Western tradition.G
1:30 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Roman Empire"  Building an empire, Rome begins to destroy its own greatness.G
2:00 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "The Self"  Explores how psychologists systematically study the origins of self identity and self-esteem, social determinants of self-conceptions, and the emotional and motivational consequences of beliefs about oneself.G
2:30 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Testing and Intelligence"  Focuses on the field of psychological assessment and the efforts of psychologists and other professionals to assign values to different abilities, behaviors, and personalities.G
3:00 pm 
Saddle Club  "Don't Give A Hoot"  Something is upsetting the horses at night. The girls wonder if it has something to do with the arrival of a mysterious new student, Desi.G
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Debt: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly"  It's easy to spend more than you make with credit cards. Learn to avoid the pitfalls of overspending by keeping a spending journal, sticking to a budget, and living a cash existence. Meet the owner of a carpet cleaning company and a radio DJ who have both learned how to manage debt. D
4:00 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "The Northwest Flower & Garden Show; Behind the Scenes of Making it Great"  As we visit one of the greatest flower and garden shows of our time, we go behind the scenes to see every part of how the show comes together. From bare indoor space, to awe inspiring, full-blown gardens, from award-winning designers, world-renowned speakers, every year gardeners from around the world just can't get enough of this great show. D
4:30 pm 
SciGirls  "Horsing Around"  SciGirl Zoe and her friends pony up some science to select the best horse for a riding competition. D
5:00 pm 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Crawfish Etouffee, Citrus Pot du Creme, and Lavender Madeleines. D
5:30 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Shop and Serve"  Supermarkets have so many great ingredients to build on - why not take advantage of the work they've already done and make dinner a little easier during the week? You can whip up tasty Buffalo Chicken Wings in five minutes, thanks to Sara's healthier oven-style shortcut. Green Posole with Chicken is easy to make based on a supermarket rotisserie chicken, and Cheatin' Jambalaya, so much simpler than the classic, is a total crowd pleaser. D
6:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Norway's West: Fjords, Mountains and Bergen"  Rick sails under towering fjord cliffs, hikes on glaciers and finds surviving traditions in remote farm hamlets. He delves into Hanseatic heritage and takes in the salty hospitality of Norway's historic capitol, Bergen.G
6:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Taiwan - Forgotten People"  Only 2% of the Taiwan population belongs to an ethnic minority group. Of the 14 aboriginal groups that exist on Taiwan the Tao people live on Orchid Island while the Ami people were the original inhabitants of Green Island. Joseph travels to Green Island to enjoy its natural pleasures such as one of the world's only ocean hot baths and rides on a moped through the island's dramatic volcanic landscape. D
7:00 pm 
GardenSMART   Growing your own vegetables is trendy and, importantly, healthful. If you think you don't have room for vegetables, think again. An expert shows how to grow vegetables attractively in containers so good-looking that you can display them on your front porch. D
7:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Installing a Solid Oak Front Door; Driving Rebar Into the Ground"  General contractor Tom Silva heads to Atlanta to help a homeowner install a solid oak front door. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Roger shares several tips for driving rebar into the ground. D
8:00 pm 
For Your Home  "Kitchen Modernization Part 1"  NULL
8:30 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Apples"  Katie pays tribute to the apple. In the kitchen, Katie makes a shrimp and apple slaw, iceberg apple and bacon salad, and apple cider. Projects: adorable apple centerpieces and personalized apple place cards. D
9:00 pm 
Knit & Crochet Today  "Fancy Footwork"  Today we are jumping feet first into some exciting foot friendly projects. We'll learn how to knit 2 socks at once then we'll be making some cute crochet slippers. Our guest today is Melissa Morgan-Oakes.G
9:30 pm 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Altered Denim"  Donna changes the look of jeans and a denim shirt by painting the clothes, then adding fabric trim.G
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Steak Frites"  Host Christopher Kimball takes a trip to Paris in search of the best steak frites. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to bring the dish home and reveals the secrets behind Foolproof Vinaigrette. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried declares his pick for the perfect spatula. D
10:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "St. Louis: Macaroni & Cheese: An American Favorite, Inspired by Italy"  NULL
11:00 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Medidas Drasticas"  The Castillo family deals with a number of problems, including the hospitalization of Don Fernando.G
11:30 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Ha Habido Un Accidente"  Arturo arrives from Argentina and meets some members of the Castillo family.G
12:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai"  This film follows the Nobel Peace Prize laureate in her quest to reclaim her land and her culture through the disarmingly simple act of planting trees. This direct action fostered community solidarity, environmental literacy and political resolve that helped bring down Kenya's dictatorship.G
1:00 pm 
Frontline  "A Perfect Terrorist"  The November 26, 2008 attack on Mumbai has been called the most spectacular terror attack since 9/11. The attackers belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani militant group, but India later learned that an operative who had been casing the city for two years had been chosen for the job because he had the perfect cover: he was an American citizen.G
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Globalization at the Crossroads with Hernando de Soto   Globalization has produced unprecedented prosperity in the past 60 years, yet the vast majority of the world's population - 80 percent - remains excluded from the system by Byzantine legal procedures and political repression. No matter how hard they work, they never can get ahead and reap the rewards of their enterprise. Shot on location across four continents, GLOBALIZATION AT THE CROSSROADS documents the disparities of wealth feeding that desperation, and suggests a solution in the work of renowned Peruvian economist, author and property rights activist Hernando de Soto and his Institute for Liberty and Democracy. D
5:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai"  This film follows the Nobel Peace Prize laureate in her quest to reclaim her land and her culture through the disarmingly simple act of planting trees. This direct action fostered community solidarity, environmental literacy and political resolve that helped bring down Kenya's dictatorship.G
6:00 pm 
Governor Otter's State of the State Address 2012   Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter conveys a vision for Idaho to the Legislature, along with a proposed budget to attain it.G
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai"  This film follows the Nobel Peace Prize laureate in her quest to reclaim her land and her culture through the disarmingly simple act of planting trees. This direct action fostered community solidarity, environmental literacy and political resolve that helped bring down Kenya's dictatorship.G
11:00 pm 
Frontline  "A Perfect Terrorist"  The November 26, 2008 attack on Mumbai has been called the most spectacular terror attack since 9/11. The attackers belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani militant group, but India later learned that an operative who had been casing the city for two years had been chosen for the job because he had the perfect cover: he was an American citizen.G

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