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January 12, 2012
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8:00 am 
Super Why!  "Molly's Dance Show"  The curtain rises on Princess Pea's dance recital but she's too scared to come out of the wings! Super Why and his friends head into the story Molly's Dance Show to meet a ballerina doll with similar stage fright. When Molly's dreams of performing come true, thanks to a fairy princess and some magic slippers, Princess Presto wonders what it will take for her to have confidence, too. Educational Objectives: To learn about self-confidence. D

8:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Triassic Turtle/Tank's Baby Brother"  Triassic Turtle - Don mistakes a shell for a rock and meets Adam Adocus, a turtle with a head he can pull into his shell. The Pteranodon family travels to the Triassic and meets Pauline Proganochelys, another kind of turtle who shares her own methods of defending herself. Tank's Baby Brother - Tank Triceratops has a new baby brother that everyone dotes on, making Tank feel left out. D

9:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Super Maria"  Gordon is busy trying to fix lots of things at 123 Sesame Street. Susan tells him that he should think about getting a superintendent - someone who takes care of buildings and fixes things that are broken. Gordon insists that he doesn't need any help. D

10:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "How Did My Dog Do That?"  When Sid's dog uses his foot to scratch his ear, Sid tries the same maneuver, but can't do it. Sid explores skeletons, and discovers that animals have different bones and joints than people, which allows them to do lots of cool stuff like swing from trees, fly in the air, or even scratch their ears with their feet!. D

10:30 am 
WordWorld  "Duck's First Sleepover/One Hat Fits All"  Duck's First Sleepover - Duck attends his first sleep-over party but he's nervous about not sleeping in his nest for the first time. After a long night of fun games his friends calm his anxiety by building him a soft, fluffy nest. One Hat Fits All - Sheep, while practicing her magic act, loses her magicians top hat (it's quite blustery in Word World today). D

11:00 am 
Caillou  "Old and New"  While at Grandma and Grandpa's house, Caillou looks for a special hiding place. Grandpa shows Caillou the special place his Daddy used to hide in when he was Caillou's age. Caillou is very excited about the neighborhood rummage sale until he's asked to figure out what he'd like to contribute. D

11:30 am 
Barney & Friends  "Trail Boss Barney and Get Happy!"  Trail Boss Barney: Three children try to build a pretend farm, but have a hard time working together. Barney takes them to a ranch to show them how all the people there have to work together to keep things running smoothly. The children learn about cooperation and fun on a ranch, and even get to meet a celebrity cowboy cook! Educational theme: Working together. D

12:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "A Tale About Tails/Sticky Situation"  A Tale About Tails - Nick and Sally are playing "Tape the Tail on the Donkey" when they wish they had tails of their own! Well it just so happens that the Cat knows a lot about tails! He brings them to the Jungle of Wagga-Tag-Tail where they meet a number of animals with very different tails. When Nick and Sally get to test out all of these tails for themselves, they learn that different tails can do different things! Sticky Situation - Sally and Nick are playing the drums on overturned buckets when Nick breaks his drumstick! Luckily, the Cat knows someone who is a stick expert, his friend Betty Beaver! She finds Nick the perfect drumstick, but when her dam springs a leak, Nick, Sally and the Cat help her fix it, using Nick's new stick. He doesn't have a stick anymore, but Nick learns an even better way to drum: using a home-made beaver tail!. D

12:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Bovine"  A cow and her calf visit Animal Junction, and Martin and Chris tell their lemur friend that cows are ruminants, with special second stomachs to digest the grass they eat. The Kratt Brothers take off for India to see how cows live there.G

1:00 pm 
Curious George  "George and the Giant Thumb/Shutter Monkey"  George and the Giant Thumb - A bored George and Allie decide to make a ginormous sculpture of Bill's sprained thumb. The duo quickly run out of clay and turn to less conventional art supplies. Peanut butter proves too sticky and shaving cream too drippy, so George and Allie use mud to finish their masterpiece. D

1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Goes to School/Td and the Light Bulb of Doom"  Martha Goes to School - TD thinks it would be funny to put Martha's name on the list for substitute teachers. TD and the Light Bulb of Doom - TD swears he'll start working on his report just as soon as he watches the "Harry Blotter, Boy Wizard" movie marathon, all nine parts!G

2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Spooky Summer Soiree"  For the yearly Spooky Summer Soiree costume party, The Electric Company decides to dress up as animals dressed as monsters. Jessica and Marcus don't have their costumes yet, and Annie Scrambler, with the help of Gilda, has bought all of the costumes at the discount costume store. Marcus and Jessica hit the neighborhood sidewalk sales to find what they need while staying within their budget. D

2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Nocan The Evil Ingredient Finding Guy/The Straw That Broke Two Brains' Back"  The Straw That Broke Two Brains' Back - Becky is tired of missing out on regular kid fun because she always has to save the city from another villain's scheme. When Dr. Two Brains interrupts her Pretty Princess documentary it puts her over the edge. Can WordGirl defeat Dr. Two Brains and get back to the making-of her favorite show in time? Nocan the Evil Ingredient Finding Guy - Chuck commissions Nocan the Contrarian to be his apprentice in the city's sandwich-making contest. D

3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Let The Rhinos Roll!"  The Wild Kratts team is on an important mission to unearth why Rhinos are mysteriously disappearing from the African Savannah. They soon discover that Zach Varmitech has been kidnapping them to create a new super Rhino Dozers so the creature adventurers devise a plan to rescue them - and it just might work! Along the way, they explore the nature of symbiotic relationships and learn that animals have different structures and behaviors that help them defend themselves. Rhinos use their size, sharp horn, mud bathing and their relationship with a small bird for defense. D

3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Harriet Hippo and the Mean Green"  Hacker infects Motherboard with a new virus -- one that causes her to make cyber-citizens act mean. Digit and the kids go in search of an antidote: 2/5 of the Electro-Root, 2/8 of the Healing Stone, and 1/3 of a box of Hacker's wig gel -- a strange antidote indeed! Will the young cyber-heroes be able to gather the ingredients and figure out how to properly mix these odd fractions before it is too late? The Big Idea: Fractions that look different can represent the same portion of a whole. Math Topic: Equivalent Fractions. D

4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Look What The Dog Dug Up!"  When Ruff digs up a sarcophagus in his backyard, he's convinced it's an authentic Egyptian mummy, and he's also convinced it comes with a curse. He sends the FETCHers to the Museum of Fine Arts to authenticate the artifact, and also to a carbon dating lab to verify the age of the mummy. The kids then go through Tomb, an Egypt-themed amusement park to solve the mystery of the mummy. D

4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Falafelosophy/The Great Lint Rush"  Falafelosophy - At the urging of guest-star author Neil Gaiman ("Coraline," "The Graveyard Book") Sue Ellen tries her hand at writing and illustrating a graphic novel. When Sue Ellen needs inspiration and encouragement, she turns to Neil - who pops up in unexpected places! - and to the philosophy lessons of her local falafel vendor! The Great Lint Rush - Mr. Toad is back! And he's ready to corner the Sock Market, leaving everyone in Elwood City barefoot and bereft. Can Pal and Kate negotiate for their socks. D

5:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Duck's First Sleepover/One Hat Fits All"  Duck's First Sleepover - Duck attends his first sleep-over party but he's nervous about not sleeping in his nest for the first time. After a long night of fun games his friends calm his anxiety by building him a soft, fluffy nest. One Hat Fits All - Sheep, while practicing her magic act, loses her magicians top hat (it's quite blustery in Word World today). D

5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says critics of Mitt Romney's jobs record are attacking capitalism. Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh sits down with CEO Thomas Donohue. D

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7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Winter Play"  Idahoans participate in a historic Scottish game on ice; team up with a dog for unusual cross-country ski contests; fly above the snow with a snowkite; drive 4x4s across the snow; and take the plunge for a polar bear swim.G

7:30 pm 
Dialogue  "STEM Research"  On this week's Dialogue, host Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with the administrators who oversee an array of cutting edge scientific research at the state's three major universities to find out more about their work and their support for science education in Idaho. Cartan-Hansen's guests are Mark Rudin, Vice President of Research at Boise State University; Richard Jacobsen, Executive Director of Research and Technology Transfer Idaho State University and John "Jack" McIver, Vice President for Research and Economic Development at University of Idaho. Included in this week's show is a report from Aaron Kunz about how scientists are using microscopic creatures to repurpose garbage.G

8:00 pm 
Doc Martin  "Uneasy Lies The Head"  Louisa is hired to teach at the local school while Martin still struggles with the news of her pregnancy. The school's headmaster comes to Martin for medical assistance, and Louisa discovers that Edith is to be her doctor.G

9:00 pm 
MI-5   An explosion at a gas processing plant threatens the national energy supplies. With low reserves and on the verge of running out, the country turns to Tazbekstan for help, but that country's official wants a free hand to wipe out his enemies on British soil. The team investigates the official's motives while England decides if the price is too high.G

10:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Have You Heard from Johannesburg? - Road to Resistance"  A close look at the citizen activists who fought for three decades to end apartheid in South Africa.G

11:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Have You Heard from Johannesburg? - The New Generation"  A close look at the citizen activists who fought for three decades to end apartheid in South Africa.G

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