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December 12, 2012
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1:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Busy Days"  Thomas' Crazy Day - Thomas promised to play hide and seek with his best friend Percy at the Steam Works. Sir Topham Hatt also asked him to show Bash, Dash and Ferdinand what it takes to be a Really Useful engine. Thomas decides that he has to do everything so he rushes back and forth helping the Logging Locos and playing a game of hide and seek with Percy. D
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Shipwrecked with Hundley/Chasing Rainbows"  George, Hundley and the Man with the Yellow Hat take a sailboat ride and end up on a remote island.G
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Verb Dog, When Action Calls!/Martha's Adverb Adventures"  Verb Dog, When Action Calls! - Struck by a falling book of five-hundred-and-one English Verbs, Martha instantly becomes - Verb Dog! Using her unique superpower to control people with verbs, Martha sniffs out trouble and defends the town from evil. Vocabulary: (E) verb, amublate, elevate, descend, (un)petrify. Martha's Adverb Adventure - Weaselgraft and Pablum have a new invention that is sure to make them rich again. D
3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Wiki Wiki Walter"  Hector challenges Manny to find a beatboxer better than Shock. Shock panics! After his last beatboxing competition with his best friend WikiWiki Walter, their friendship was ruined! When Manny finds a competitor who turns out to be Shock's old beatboxing pal, Wiki, and with Doug E. Fresh as the beatboxing judge, the competition gets a little more interesting. D
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Meat with a Side of Cute/Mr. Big Words"  Meat with a Side of Cute - Tired of being defeated by WordGirl, the Butcher enlists the unlikely ally of an adorable kitten - hoping to conquer WG with cuteness. Mr. Big Words - WordGirl is busier than ever when Mr Big invents a ray that causes everyone in town to use big, complicated words. D
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Stuck On Sharks"  Martin and Chris are on a mission to uncover the secret life of the mysterious Great White Shark. They use Aviva's incredible Remora Rocketsub to "stick with" a female shark and soon learn that the giant predator of the sea actually has lots of challenges to contend with and that she could help them discover something that no one has ever seen before - the birth of Great White shark pups. But when Gourmand sniffs around looking for ingredients for his Shark Fin Soup recipe, the Wild Kratts team must help rescue their new friend. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Secrets of Symmetria"  (topic: Symmetry) - In his passion for symmetry, Dr. Marbles has created Symmetria, a harmonious cyberplace where everything is made symmetrical by a symmetrizer. Hacker steals the machine and reprograms it so that he can undo symmetry. The kids must master the properties of symmetry before Hacker destroys beauty, balance and harmony throughout all of cyberspace! The Big Idea: Symmetries are patterns you can find hidden within many objects that create balance, order, and a pleasing regularity in the world around us. D
5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Lepurr Strikes"  A crime wave has hit the city! The sinister, disguise-wearing criminal LePurr has been hitting up flower shops, and Ruff is determined to stop her! Ruff gets Brian to patrol a local flower shop, and he also sends Isaac out in disguise to try to trick Brian. He then sends Talia and Sterling to learn about laser light and optics, which they will use to dismantle the security system in LePurr's hideout!. D
5:30 pm 
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Nature  "Revealing The Leopard"  The world's most numerous big cat is seldom seen although its members live among villages and on the outskirts of cities in Africa and much of Asia. One female leopard allows filmmakers to follow her to her den and film her cubs from their earliest days as she teaches them to survive. Interspersed with the leopard family story are vignettes of leopards from around the world.G
8:00 pm 
NOVA  "Secrets of Stonehenge"  Investigations inside and around Stonehenge and its environs are kicking off a new era of discovery and debate about one of England's best known relics of pre-history. New archaeological finds reveal possible answers as well as more questions. New sites include nearby cremations, remains of a 4,500-year-old village and Bluestonehenge about two miles away along an ancient "boulevard."G
9:00 pm 
Secrets of the Dead  "China's Terracotta Warriors"  When the first emperor of China wanted an extravagant tomb for his journey into the afterlife, he decreed he would be protected by an army. Artisans have less than two years to complete the massive project using the technology of 2,200 years ago to construct 8,000 life-sized, painted figures. Archaeologist Agnes Hsu shows how it might have been done.G
10:00 pm 
Hustle  "The Fall of Railton FC"  Ash is outraged to learn his old football club has gone bust, brought down by the greed of corrupt football agent, Don Coleman. The team wants revenge and launches a high stakes con involving expert salesmanship and fake footballers. But a last minute injury threatens everything.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Little Red Hen"  "Not I!" "Not I!" "Not I!"...is all Red's friends say when she needs their help gathering apples! This is a super big problem. The Super Readers take off into the story of the Little Red Hen, whose friends won't assist her either! The Super Readers are willing to lend a hand to the Little Red Hen, but will anyone help Red?G
2:00 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
2:30 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
3:00 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
3:30 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
4:00 pm 
Bluegrass Underground  "Jerry Douglas"  As a 2004 National Heritage Fellow (America's highest honor for traditional artists) and 13-time Grammy winner, Jerry Douglas has, frankly, re-invented his instrument, playing the dobro with unprecedented speed and haunting lyricism. Starting as a teen, Douglas performed with J.D. Crowe, Emmylou Harris, the Country Gentlemen, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello and James Taylor, all while working as one of Nashville's most in-demand session players. D
4:30 pm 
Music Voyager  "Beyond Bob Marley"  Ask the average person what they know about Jamaican music and the first thing they will think of is Bob Marley. While the legacy of Marley is alive and well, in this episode, Jacob Edgar visits with some of today's most popular reggae artists who are keeping roots reggae going strong. Edgar's travels to St. D
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   Laura Timmins leaves the agricultural hamlet of Lark Rise to move eight miles away to the small market town of Candleford in 1880s England. She begins her first job at the post office, where Postmistress Dorcas Lane gives her a warm welcome. But her loyalties are soon divided over a dispute at Lark Rise about payment for the delivery of telegrams.G
7:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Electric Vendetta, Part 1"  A naked body is discovered in the center of a mysterious crop circle in a field owned by Sir Harry Chatwyn. A local extra-terrestrial expert takes an interest in the events, and rumors circulate that the vicious death could be the work of some alien force. Part 1 of 2G
8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey (S2 E2)"  Downton Abbey becomes a convalescent home for wounded soldiers to ease overcrowding at the hospital. O'Brien is shocked to find Isobel Crawley giving most of the orders and suggests Thomas might aide Cora, now relegated to the background. Violet tries her best to undo Matthew's engagement to Lavinia while remaining convinced there is more to Lavinia's relationship with Sir Richard than meets the eye. Part 2 of 7G
9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey (S2 E3)"  Isobel and Cora lock horns over control of Downton's medical role. Meanwhile Thomas, now manager of the convalescent men, makes life difficult for Carson. Mrs. Bird starts a soup kitchen to help the war effort. Matthew and William embark on a perilous patrol behind German lines. Part 3 of 6G
10:00 pm 
New Tricks  "Casualty"  A catastrophic crash results from Sandra's quick intervention to keep Jack from attempting to kill his wife's killer. Jack, Gerry and Brian are hospitalized. Sanda suspects her super-efficient temporary helper is spying for their mutual superiors. The boys investigate a suspicious death at the hospital to prove they are still a crack team.G
11:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   Laura Timmins leaves the agricultural hamlet of Lark Rise to move eight miles away to the small market town of Candleford in 1880s England. She begins her first job at the post office, where Postmistress Dorcas Lane gives her a warm welcome. But her loyalties are soon divided over a dispute at Lark Rise about payment for the delivery of telegrams.G
1:30 pm 
French In Action  "Bills of Fare I"  At the Courtois's. Robert is a little irritated by Monsieur Courtois' s fixation on gastronomy. He'd love to take Mireille home, but all he gets a chance to do is ask for her phone number.G
2:00 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "The 1920s ... Beyond The Glitter"  The culture of the 1920s. America's economy and the labor force. Prosperity and consumerism vs. abject poverty. Political and cultural conflict: immigration legislation and Prohibition. Harlem Renaissance, the Scopes trial. The three conservative Republican presidents of the era: Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover.G
2:30 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "Hard Times"  Events leading to the stock market crash and Great Depression. How the Depression affects various population segments. Unemployment and relief efforts. Herbert Hoover's attempts to alleviate the Depression. Election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.G
3:00 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Past, Present, and Promise"  Introduces psychology as a science that spans many fields of knowledge, from philosophy and anthropology to biochemistry and artificial intelligence, and asks, "What is the nature of human nature?"G
3:30 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Understanding Research"  An examination of the scientific method of collecting and analyzing data - in the laboratory and in the field - with an emphasis on sharpening critical thinking in the interpretation of research findings.G
4:00 pm 
Curiosity Quest  "Bed Making"  Most of us sleep on one every night, but have you ever wondered how beds are made? Follow the Curiosity Quest crew and Joel Greene as the venture through the Banner Mattress facility to learn how beds are stitched and sewn together one by one. D
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Learning from Failure"  Have you ever made a decision you regret? Let the Biz Kids show you how several well-known companies overcame failures. You'll also discover how mistakes can make you stronger by looking at the work of Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and the kid businesses of "You're on Deck" custom cards and "Big Quill Enterprises" oyster sales. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Wiki Wiki Walter"  Hector challenges Manny to find a beatboxer better than Shock. Shock panics! After his last beatboxing competition with his best friend WikiWiki Walter, their friendship was ruined! When Manny finds a competitor who turns out to be Shock's old beatboxing pal, Wiki, and with Doug E. Fresh as the beatboxing judge, the competition gets a little more interesting. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Secrets of Symmetria"  (topic: Symmetry) - In his passion for symmetry, Dr. Marbles has created Symmetria, a harmonious cyberplace where everything is made symmetrical by a symmetrizer. Hacker steals the machine and reprograms it so that he can undo symmetry. The kids must master the properties of symmetry before Hacker destroys beauty, balance and harmony throughout all of cyberspace! The Big Idea: Symmetries are patterns you can find hidden within many objects that create balance, order, and a pleasing regularity in the world around us. D
6:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "USA: Italy's Crowd Pleasers"  NULL
6:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Super-Easy Comfort Food"  NULL
7:00 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Dingle, Co Kerry - Part 1"  NULL
7:30 pm 
Pati's Mexican Table  "School Lunch with a Mexican Twist"  The same foods that parents pack into a hearty school lunch in Mexico are perfect for school lunchtime in America. These dishes are so tasty and filling, even grownups will want to take them to work! Street-Style Cut-Up Fruits and Vegetables; Ham and Cheese Torta Sandwiches; Juju's Birthday Cake (with a Brownie Twist). D
8:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Properly Mulching Garden Beds/Installing A Natural Gas Line"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a homeowner how to properly mulch his garden beds. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard installs a natural gas line for a barbeque grill. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Naples and Pompeii"  Rick finds Naples is Italy in the extreme. He prowls backstreet fish markets, dodges fast-moving Vespas, and dines on pizza where it was invented. He climbs to the top of nearby Mount Vesuvius, then wanders through the ruins of Pompeii.G
9:00 pm 
Equitrekking  "Great National Parks"  This episode takes a closer look at some of the remarkable landscapes, wildlife and adventures in the United States' National Parks. In each park, local guides share stories of the park's history and the natural environment, as host Darley Newman hikes, horseback rides and boats to explore the surroundings. Parks profiled include Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef in Utah, the Great Smokey Mountains in North Carolina, Canyon de Chelly in Arizona, Kenai Fjords in Alaska, Haleakala National Park on Maui, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island, Cumberland Island in Georgia and Yellowstone in Wyoming. D
9:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "USA: Italy's Crowd Pleasers"  NULL
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Super-Easy Comfort Food"  NULL
10:30 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Chorizo Made Easy"  Chorizo, the succulent pork sausage seasoned with chiles, spices and a touch of vinegar, is the "bacon of Mexico" - the perfect accompaniment for eggs and, like bacon, a versatile ingredient for cooking that can give any dish a serious head start on flavor. At his neighborhood Mexican grocery in Chicago, Rick shows us fresh-made chorizo sold at the butcher counter and talks about how it is made. Buying a batch of the sausage to take home, he quickly turns it into a Caramelized Onion and Chorizo to use for a taco filling. D
11:00 pm 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "Forget What You Know About Brussels Sprouts"  Caprial and John offer a new perspective on this vegetable. They fix Brussels sprouts with grain mustard and Brussels sprouts sauteed with bacon and onions.G
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Naples and Pompeii"  Rick finds Naples is Italy in the extreme. He prowls backstreet fish markets, dodges fast-moving Vespas, and dines on pizza where it was invented. He climbs to the top of nearby Mount Vesuvius, then wanders through the ruins of Pompeii.G
2:00 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
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 pm 
Deadline Every Second: On Assignment with 12 Associated Press Photojournalists   Behind the scenes with photojournalists of the Associated Press, the world's largest news picture agency. 12 of the world's top AP photographers on assignment in the U.S. (from California wildfires to Wall Street) and Europe (from 10 Downing St. D
6:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Garbage Dreams"  Three teenage boys, born into the trash trade, grow up in the world's largest garbage village on the outskirts of Cairo. When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each boy is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community.G
7:00 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
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Garbage Dreams"  Three teenage boys, born into the trash trade, grow up in the world's largest garbage village on the outskirts of Cairo. When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each boy is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community.G

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