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Frontline  "Cliffhanger"  This February, as the nation faces yet another round of fiscal crises, FRONTLINE investigates the inside history of how Washington has failed to solve the country's problems of debt and deficit. Drawing on interviews with key players in Congress and the White House, FRONTLINE goes behind the scenes to show how a clash of politics and personalities has taken the nation's economy to the edge of the "fiscal cliff," and now to a second round of standoffs over the debt ceiling and sequestration. The film explores the deep ideological divide inside the Republican Party and the struggle between House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Speaker John Boehner as they take on President Obama and the Democrats. D
10:00 pm 
John D. Rockefeller: American Experience   John D. Rockefeller Jr. dedicates his life to recasting the family image, which for decades is associated with his father's feared monopoly, Standard Oil, and predatory business practices. As the elder Rockefeller's only son, he dedicates his life to recasting the family image, giving away hundreds of millions of dollars and insisting his six children behave impeccably. He leaves an invaluable inheritance: a name that stood for "the well-being of mankind."G
9:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Games Machines Play"  Alan Alda attends contests between machines and humans, mostly students who build them. He watches robots play soccer; visits a human-powered submarine contest; and observes small machines that must prove their efficiency at lowering a beam.G
10:00 pm 
NOVA  "Building Pharaoh's Chariot"  A team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers and horse trainers builds and tests two accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots. Driving them to their limits in the desert outside Cairo, NOVA's experts test the claim that the chariot marks a crucial turning point in ancient military history.G
11:00 pm 
Everyday Edisons  "Are You Wearing A Battery Charger?"  In this high tech episode, we feature the clothing of the future. No, our inventor, Dr. Faramarz Farahi, is not a fashion designer, but he does have some exciting and, some could say, electrifying outfits to model for this episode. Spending his professional life as an electrical engineer, industrial scientist, and educator, Faramarz is most at home in his lab. D
11:30 pm 
Everyday Edisons  "Hey, Good Lookin', Whatcha Got Cookin'?"  Outdoor cooking has been a part of the American heritage since the country was founded, but with Al Contarino's new concept in grilling, it has taken on a whole new look. The Continous Convection Grill, as he calls it, works on the premise that heat escapes from your grill every time you peek into it. The inventor has built a prototype that proposes a way to watch what's coming on the grill without lifting the lid; to monitor burgers, steaks or chicken without hovering over a hot flame. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "European Travel Skills, Part 1"  Rick begins his favorite 3,000-mile European loop while providing information about essential travel skills. He packs 30 years of travel experience into his practical advice while he is on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris and London. Part 1 of 3G
9:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "In Taiwan, A Sense of Place - Part 1"  These two programs take a new approach to television travel. In each half-hour, three people, who have come to the United States from Taiwan and achieved considerable success, describe the reasons they immigrated to America, what they have accomplished in the U.S. and what they recommend to visitors in their native country. D
9:30 pm 
Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way  "Chockfull of Surprises"  Jacques uses canned ingredients to make pumpkin gratin. He hides treasures inside tomato surprise and adds Romesco sauce to grilled striped bass.G
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "A Slow and Easy Thanksgiving"  Test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to a slow and easy Thanksgiving with Braised Turkey and makes Bread Stuffing for a crowd. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews oven thermometers in the Equipment Corner. D
10:30 pm 
Coastal Cooking with John Shields  "Coastal Tailgate"  Tailgate Kings of ESPN "The Feasty Boys" share their grilling secrets with a succulent seafood pouch recipe. Then warm up with some Tillamook Cheddar Cheese and Lager Soup and sweeten the deal with Pecan Pie Squares. The Kitchen Goddess will share tips on making perfect parking lot party. D
11:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Asia Express"  Joanne embraces teaching traditional recipes and then showing new ways to use them. She and her student Reggie make mayonnaise and create an Asian inspired meal of tuna burgers with wasabi mayonnaise and Thai cabbage and grapefruit slaw, leaving Reggie wondering if he will ever buy mayonnaise again. Recipes: Grilled Yellowtail Tuna Burgers with Wasabi Mayonnaise and Thai Cabbage and Grapefruit Slaw. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "European Travel Skills, Part 1"  Rick begins his favorite 3,000-mile European loop while providing information about essential travel skills. He packs 30 years of travel experience into his practical advice while he is on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris and London. Part 1 of 3G
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11:00 pm 
Home Fields: Digging Into Local Food   Americans seem to be spending a lot of time talking about how and what they eat. Credit the local food movement for much of this discussion. From home gardens to farmers markets to a concern about food "miles," Americans are connecting to food in new ways. D
11:30 pm 
Young Lincoln   Historians share their insight into Abraham Lincoln's boyhood, his close family bonds and personal tragedies that helped shape his attitudes, mold his character and cast a dark shadow of depression on his adult life.G

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