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December 11, 2011
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5:30 am 
Super Why!  "The Nutcracker"  Princess Pea doesn't know what to do about her friend Sleeping Beauty who is very, very grumpy! Super Why and his friends dance their way into the story of The Nutcracker, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's memorable music, to find out why the Mouse King is so cranky and give an innovative twist to the holiday classic. But will the super readers be able to restore magic to The Land of Sweets? Educational Objectives: To learn a cheer-up strategy, sing the alphabet, identify the letters F, L, and Y, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. D
6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Patty Griffin & Friends"  Singer/songwriter Patty Griffin and her musical cronies sing original and classic gospel numbers. Griffin is joined onstage by Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin and Mike Farris.G
7:00 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
8:00 am 
Dialogue  "Colum McCann: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  Marcia Franklin talks with Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin. The book, which has been called the "first great 9/11 novel," won the 2009 National Book Award for fiction, and was Amazon.com's 2009 Book of the Year. The interview is part of Dialogue's ongoing "Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference" and was taped at the 2011 conference.G
8:30 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Writers at Harriman"  Thirty-five teens from throughout Idaho gather at Harriman State Park in eastern Idaho for the six-day Writers at Harriman camp experience. In the tranquil setting surrounded by wildlife the students attend class with expert teachers and write.G
9:00 am 
Oregon Field Guide  "Crayfish Invasion, Heritage Trees, Lichen, Working Dogs for Conservation"  Cameras follow the selection committee for Portland's Heritage Tree program as members assess nominations for the program. The study of lichen is a wonderland of mystery that can teach volumes about air quality. A trained conservation dog helps researchers find a single endangered plant in a field.G
9:30 am 
Roadtrip Nation  "Norman - New Orleans"  At the University of Oklahoma, the team meets Mike Biggerstaff, a professor of meteorology, where they learn what it is about weather that lights him up. Moving on to Houston, Texas, they visit Jennifer Arnold, a 3-foot, 2-inch-tall doctor and star of the reality series, The Little Couple, where they hear her story of overcoming personal obstacles to realize her dreams. Finally, in New Orleans, La., the team talks with Charline Gipson, a corporate lawyer, and discovers what 'success' means to her and the steps she took to achieve it. Charline's story of taking her own path despite others' disapproval inspires Denise who realizes she can do the same in life.G
10:00 am 
Antiques Roadshow  "Madison, WI - Hour Two"  The show first looks into the heist of artifacts from the archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Appraisers examine photos taken of the owner's family by noted photographer Edward Weston about 1939, a table crafted for the owner's parents in the 1950s by master furniture maker George Nakashima, and a silver, enamel and turquoise-studded exhibition piece crafted by Tiffany. Part 2 of 3G
11:00 am 
NOVA  "Darwin's Darkest Hour"  NOVA and National Geographic Television present the human drama behind the birth of a great idea seen through the inspiration and personal sufferings of its originator. The scripted drama features Henry Ian Cusick as Charles Darwin and Frances O'Connor as his wife, Emma. Darwin, having spent years penning his book, On the Origin of Species, in 1858 learns another naturalist is about to publish similar ideas. Darwin faces obscurity if he does not publish first and the threat of conflict with orthodox religious values of his day and dissention with his devoted wife if he does publish.G
1:00 pm 
Space Age: Nasa's Story  "From The Ground Up"  Born of a Cold War fear, NASA moves from disastrous rocket tests to the glorious conclusion of the Gemini Program. Despite many setbacks and six epic flights, the astronauts prove the most important component of any NASA mission would be the human being. Part 1 of 4G
2:00 pm 
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2:30 pm 
3:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Don't Blow Your Dough"  Biz Kids Beware. Protect the money you already have by putting it in a safe place. Beware of scams and schemers. D
3:29 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Arctic White Geese/Paragliding Race/Treeverse"  The episode follows a group of volunteers, who for 13 years have been documenting Arctic geese that migrate through the Malheur Refuge where they find geese from Russia and Canada. Then paragliders fill the skies as they compete to reach GPS waypoints spread between Jacksonville and Medford.G
4:00 pm 
NOVA  "Darwin's Darkest Hour"  NOVA and National Geographic Television present the human drama behind the birth of a great idea seen through the inspiration and personal sufferings of its originator. The scripted drama features Henry Ian Cusick as Charles Darwin and Frances O'Connor as his wife, Emma. Darwin, having spent years penning his book, On the Origin of Species, in 1858 learns another naturalist is about to publish similar ideas. Darwin faces obscurity if he does not publish first and the threat of conflict with orthodox religious values of his day and dissention with his devoted wife if he does publish.G
6:00 pm 
Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale   Through the eyes of survivors and family members, Bad Blood chronicles how a "miracle" treatment for hemophilia became an agent of death for 10,000 Americans. Faced with evidence that pharmaceutical companies and government regulators knew the product was contaminated with HIV and hepatitis from the 1960s through the early 1990s, they launched a powerful and inspiring fight to right the system that failed them and to make it safer for all. D
7:00 pm 
The Grove   More Americans have been lost to AIDS than in all the U.S. wars since 1900. And the pandemic has killed 22 million people worldwide. D
8:00 pm 
The War of 1812   For two and a half years, Americans fight the British, Canadian colonists and native nations. This film shows how the glories of war become enshrined in history, how failures are quickly forgotten, and inconvenient truths are ignored forever.G
10:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Madison, WI - Hour Two"  The show first looks into the heist of artifacts from the archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Appraisers examine photos taken of the owner's family by noted photographer Edward Weston about 1939, a table crafted for the owner's parents in the 1950s by master furniture maker George Nakashima, and a silver, enamel and turquoise-studded exhibition piece crafted by Tiffany. Part 2 of 3G
11:00 pm 
Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale   Through the eyes of survivors and family members, Bad Blood chronicles how a "miracle" treatment for hemophilia became an agent of death for 10,000 Americans. Faced with evidence that pharmaceutical companies and government regulators knew the product was contaminated with HIV and hepatitis from the 1960s through the early 1990s, they launched a powerful and inspiring fight to right the system that failed them and to make it safer for all. D

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