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December 11, 2012
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12:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Being Happy with Me"  Being Percy - Percy is impressed when he sees that all the engines make way for Gordon when he enters Brendham Docks. Percy thinks the engines never listen to him nor make way for him on the tracks. Percy decides that he is going to be more like Gordon so he starts to imitate him. D
1:00 pm 
Curious George  "Fun Ball Talley/Red Sky at Night, Monkey's Delight"  Steve, Betsy and George come up try to guess the number of Super Mega Fun-Balls to win a contest.G
1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha and Skits/Martha Plays A Part"  Martha and Skits - A new puppy joins Martha's household, bursting with puppy energy and the desire to chew everything. Martha Plays a Part - Helen is miserable after Martha volunteers her for a part in the school play.G
2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Pies for Puppies"  It's the Pies for Puppies charity bake sale, and Jessica, Danny Rebus and others are competing to sell the most pies and become the "puppy hero." But someone has taken all of Jessica's pies! The Electric Company discovers that Danny Rebus is trying to cheat his way to victory, and it is up to them to put a stop to it. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Mr. Big's Big Plan/Vocab Bee"  MR. BIG's BIG PLAN: WordGirl must get to the bottom of Mr. Big's plan to steal the local election when he claims he's reformed and runs for Mayor. VOCAB BEE: Becky enters a vocabulary bee, but the Butcher's latest crime spree proves to be a major distraction for WordGirl. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Build It Beaver"  The Wild Kratts team must lend a hand to help a beaver rebuild its damaged lodge and restore the ecosystem for all the creatures who live there. Science Concepts: Beavers make dams that block the flow of water down a stream. Through building dams, the beaver single-handedly transforms the landscape, creating homes for a variety of wildlife. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Starlight Night"  It's Starlight Night, the annual holiday when all the stars in Cyberspace are refreshed for the new year. But Hacker concocts a scheme to darken the stars forever. He sends Buzz and Delete to stop all production of new star circuits and take inventor Archimedes to the Northern Frontier. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Ruff Needs His Herring Checked"  Ruff has finally lost it! He's hearing a voice that no one else can hear. Even stranger, the voice is telling him to bake cookies to woo Charlene, the poodle next door. Ruff's sanity is at stake as he sends Isaac and Liza to meet with an audiologist to find out everything they can about hearing. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "I Wanna Hold Your Hand/Whistling in the Wind"  I Wanna Hold Your Hand - During a shopping trip to the mall, Binky gets caught doing the uncoolest of all the uncool things in the world -holding his mom's hand! But wait-did George really see that or is that Binky's worst fear? Because now won't everyone think that big bad Binky Barnes is a big baby? Whistling in the Wind - Everyone knows the Tibbles are exactly the same. They look the same, they act the same, they even have the same number of hairs on their heads. So if they are supposed to be exactly the same, why can Tommy whistle while Timmy can't? Does this mean one twin is better than the other or just different?. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Pies for Puppies"  It's the Pies for Puppies charity bake sale, and Jessica, Danny Rebus and others are competing to sell the most pies and become the "puppy hero." But someone has taken all of Jessica's pies! The Electric Company discovers that Danny Rebus is trying to cheat his way to victory, and it is up to them to put a stop to it. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   The fiscal cliff debate hits the floor of the U.S. House but not much progress is made. Warren Buffett and others tell lawmakers to look for more money from the estate tax. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2012   The White House tradition celebrates its 90th year with a musical program, a presidential message, and throwing the switch for lighting on the 28-foot-tall Colorado blue spruce from Virginia. Singer James Taylor headlines the performances that include Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Colbie Caillat and Phillip Phillips.G
8:00 pm 
Saving The Titanic   With an ensemble cast and based on eyewitness accounts, this historical drama seeks to tell what happened in the engine and boiler rooms after the collision through the story of nine men from the engineering crew. These men fight to hold back the sea and keep the ship's power systems running even as they learn that all is lost.G
9:00 pm 
Iceberg That Sank The Titanic   This film traces the story of a single snowflake that triggered the creation of an iceberg set on a collision course with history. The show examines the glacier that produced the iceberg and the arctic wildlife that calls the glacier home. And it examines the warming future that could produce a new generation of "mega-bergs" to move into today's busy shipping lanes.G
10:00 pm 
Frontline  "The Undertaking"  FRONTLINE profiles Thomas Lynch, a poet and undertaker whose family has cared for the dead in a small town in central Michigan for three generations. In The Undertaking, a critically acclaimed book, Lynch offered unique and profound insight into what he called the "dismal trade." In this intimate and revealing film, Lynch helps make sense of the ways Americans cope with death, grief and life.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Ant and the Grasshopper"  Littlest Pig is on a picnic and he is starving! Problem is, he didn't plan ahead and pack a snack! The Super Readers fly into the story of Ant and Grasshopper where the jovial grasshopper finds himself equally unprepared for the onset of winter. Will his responsible friend Ant teach him (and Pig) a lesson about planning ahead? Or will the two friends be left out in the cold?G
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  "A Bat in the Brownies"  When a little brown bat crashlands into a plate of Jimmy Z's famous brownies, Martin and Chris out set out to convince Aviva, Jimmy Z and Koki that bats are nothing to be afraid of. With bat activated Creature Power Suits, the bros follow join their new friend on a nocturnal fly about, and the entire crew must come to the rescue when the bat colony's roost is destroyed by a lightning bolt. In the end the Wild Kratts crew "goes batty," as they gain a new appreciation for bat ecology, predators and insects and echolocation, and learn to love bats. D
2:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "A River Flow"  Develop and eye for composition and perspective while painting a mountain river scene.G
2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play Roger and Hart's "My Funny Valentine" and discuss Salsa tunes. Featured guests include Bradley Sowash, Lori Mechem and Dave Powers. D
3:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1990's"  A new telescope named Hubble lets us see even farther into the universe revealing more of its majesty and mysteries. The wind-up radio brings the outside world to the smallest villages in Africa. The Neurotrophic Electrode helps those with locked-in syndrome get out through a computer interface. Part 10 of 10G
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Hunting The Edge of Space - The Ever Expanding Universe"  The conclusion investigates the universe's distant past - and its future. Modern telescopes add a mysterious new twist: The majority of the stuff of the universe is invisible, tied up in dark matter and dark energy. A new generation of telescopes embarks on a new mission, to seek out these mysterious dark forces. Part 2 of 2G
6:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1990's"  A new telescope named Hubble lets us see even farther into the universe revealing more of its majesty and mysteries. The wind-up radio brings the outside world to the smallest villages in Africa. The Neurotrophic Electrode helps those with locked-in syndrome get out through a computer interface. Part 10 of 10G
7:00 pm 
Lonesome George and the Battle for the Galapagos   Known as the loneliest animal on the planet, Lonesome George is the last remaining male of the Pinta Island Galapagos giant tortoise. Scientists have tried to match him to a mate but none have been acceptable. His story is told against the backdrop of the bigger conservation issues faced by the islands.G
8:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Flying Free"  The guiding spirit behind this program and the subject of this episode's "Frontiers Profile," Paul MacCready became famous when, at the age of 50, he built the first human -powered airplane. In the 25 years since, he has gone on to build even more amazing machines. Alan Alda helps to test the latest creations of engineers at Aerovironment, the company MacCready founded. D
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Hunting The Edge of Space - The Ever Expanding Universe"  The conclusion investigates the universe's distant past - and its future. Modern telescopes add a mysterious new twist: The majority of the stuff of the universe is invisible, tied up in dark matter and dark energy. A new generation of telescopes embarks on a new mission, to seek out these mysterious dark forces. Part 2 of 2G
10:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1990's"  A new telescope named Hubble lets us see even farther into the universe revealing more of its majesty and mysteries. The wind-up radio brings the outside world to the smallest villages in Africa. The Neurotrophic Electrode helps those with locked-in syndrome get out through a computer interface. Part 10 of 10G
11:00 pm 
Lonesome George and the Battle for the Galapagos   Known as the loneliest animal on the planet, Lonesome George is the last remaining male of the Pinta Island Galapagos giant tortoise. Scientists have tried to match him to a mate but none have been acceptable. His story is told against the backdrop of the bigger conservation issues faced by the islands.G
1:00 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Michelson-Morley Experiment"  In 1887, an exquisitely designed measurement of the earth's motion through the ether results in the most brilliant failure in scientific history. D
1:30 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Lorentz Transformation"  If the speed of light is to be the same for all observers, then the length of a meter stick, or the rate of a ticking clock, depends on who measures it. D
2:00 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Cognitive Neuroscience"  Cognitive neuroscience represents the attempt to understand mental processes at the level of the brain's functioning and not merely from information-processing models and theories. It relies heavily on an empirical analysis of what is happening in the brain, and where, when a person thinks, reasons, decides, judges, encodes information, recalls information, learns, and solves problems.G
2:30 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Cultural Psychology"  This newly emerging field is integrating cross-cultural research with social and personality psychology, anthropology, and other social sciences. Its main new perspective is focused on how cultures construct selves and other central aspects of individual personality, beliefs, values, emotions, and much of what we are and do.G
3:00 pm 
Curiosity Quest  "Braille Publisher"  Did you know that Braille is a form of print that helps blind people read? Join Joel Greene as he learns how a Braille publisher makes Braille books. D
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Hidden Careers"  You don't have to be perfect at your passion to build a career in it. If you love baseball, but don't have the skills of a super athlete, you will see there are many different roles you can play behind the scenes. Learn about "behind the scenes" careers in sports, music, entertainment, art, and even aviation. D
4:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Pies for Puppies"  It's the Pies for Puppies charity bake sale, and Jessica, Danny Rebus and others are competing to sell the most pies and become the "puppy hero." But someone has taken all of Jessica's pies! The Electric Company discovers that Danny Rebus is trying to cheat his way to victory, and it is up to them to put a stop to it. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Starlight Night"  It's Starlight Night, the annual holiday when all the stars in Cyberspace are refreshed for the new year. But Hacker concocts a scheme to darken the stars forever. He sends Buzz and Delete to stop all production of new star circuits and take inventor Archimedes to the Northern Frontier. D
5:00 pm 
Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way  "Chef's Dream"  Jacques assembles fresh bluefin tuna tartare with apple. He also prepares lamb burgers with feta cheese cooked rare and served with yogurt-cucumber sauce.G
5:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Pasta, Please"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make foolproof Spaghetti and Meatballs. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews sous-vide machines in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison updates a recipe for the perfect Spring Vegetable Pasta. D
6:00 pm 
Cuisine Culture  "Shaul Ben Aderet"  Israel is the final stop where Ashley James will try the fusions of European and Middle Eastern cuisine being created by rising star chefs. D
6:30 pm 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Classic Mexican Food Battles"  Jump into a Lucha Libre ring and experience the kind of fighting spirit that fuels a great love of Mexican food. These classic recipes provoke heated discussions in Mexico, but are perfectly tasty regardless of which twist on ingredients you prefer. Enchiladas in Red Tomato Sauce; Tampico-Style Steak Combo; Mexican Wedding Cookies (Polvorones). D
7:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Carving Swedish Spoons with Peter Follansbee"  With axe and traditional hook knife, Peter shows us how to make our own darn spoons!. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Edinburgh"  Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. We'll explore the castle, peek at the new parliament, dabble in the local literature, sip a little Scotch, get wrapped up in a kilt, and then stowaway on Her Majesty's yacht Britannia.G
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Cruising The Danube"  River cruising has become one of the best ways to see Europe and at a great price. Burt takes viewers on a cruise down the Danube. He started in the Hungarian capital of Budapest and returned back to Budapest eight days later. D
8:30 pm 
Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way  "Chef's Dream"  Jacques assembles fresh bluefin tuna tartare with apple. He also prepares lamb burgers with feta cheese cooked rare and served with yogurt-cucumber sauce.G
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Pasta, Please"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make foolproof Spaghetti and Meatballs. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews sous-vide machines in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison updates a recipe for the perfect Spring Vegetable Pasta. D
9:30 pm 
Coastal Cooking with John Shields  "Pacific Northwest"  Penn Cove Mussels on the Pacific Northwest's Whidbey Island open up about their famous Marinated Mussels recipe. Other recipes include Wildwood Planked Salmon from Tillicum Village, Salmon Jerky, BBQ Oysters and oysters on the half shell. D
10:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Rustic Yet Refined"  Joanne makes us a classic Italian frico and then with her student Stephanie demonstrates how rustic and refined can work well together in the same meal, making a spiced lentil and herb salad and halibut wrapped in prosciutto. Recipes: Frico with Bacon and Potatoes, Prosciutto di San Daniele-Wrapped Halibut Fillet, and Spiced Lentils and Herb Salad. Student: Stephanie Gerbracht, Wine Sales. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Edinburgh"  Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. We'll explore the castle, peek at the new parliament, dabble in the local literature, sip a little Scotch, get wrapped up in a kilt, and then stowaway on Her Majesty's yacht Britannia.G
11:00 pm 
Expanding Canon: Teaching Multicultural Literature In High School, The  "Workshop 5. Cultural Studies: Ishmael Reed and Graciela Lim"  In Part I, Betty Tillman Samb and her students at Raoul Wallenberg High School in San Francisco, California, explore Ishmael Reed. D
12:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Bob Kustra"  Marcia Franklin talks with Dr. Bob Kustra, the president of Boise State University, about his past decade as head of that institution, his vision for the school, and trends in higher education across the country.G
1:00 pm 
Nature  "Is That Skunk?"  The familiar but mysterious creature in woods and neighborhoods with its infamous weapon reveals itself to intrepid researchers and cameramen. They track skunks across America, to uncover how the animals hunt, forage, mate and raise families.G
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Nature  "Black Mamba"  One of Africa's most feared snakes, with a bite that is 100 percent deadly without treatment, has a new champion. Snake handler Thea Litchka-Koen, along with her husband, rescues black mambas in Swaziland from inappropriate locations - homes, gardens, hotel rooms. This leads to a radio tracking program for rescued black mambas, which reveals previously unknown information about the snake.G
5:00 pm 
Aspen Institute Presents  "The Transformative Power of Technology"  Educators, policy-makers, and young inventers look at technology's innovative side. From its role in affecting education reform to mapping our cities to revolutionizing everyday lifestyle, the show will explore what's happening and what's to come. D
6:00 pm 
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
6:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Bob Kustra"  Marcia Franklin talks with Dr. Bob Kustra, the president of Boise State University, about his past decade as head of that institution, his vision for the school, and trends in higher education across the country.G
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   The fiscal cliff debate hits the floor of the U.S. House but not much progress is made. Warren Buffett and others tell lawmakers to look for more money from the estate tax. D
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Aspen Institute Presents  "The Transformative Power of Technology"  Educators, policy-makers, and young inventers look at technology's innovative side. From its role in affecting education reform to mapping our cities to revolutionizing everyday lifestyle, the show will explore what's happening and what's to come. D
11:00 pm 
Nature  "Is That Skunk?"  The familiar but mysterious creature in woods and neighborhoods with its infamous weapon reveals itself to intrepid researchers and cameramen. They track skunks across America, to uncover how the animals hunt, forage, mate and raise families.G

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