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December 13, 2011
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8:30 am 
Kimchi Chronicles  "The Pork Chronicles"  As opposed to the lean-is-better preference in the United States, Koreans love their pork full of fat - and flavor. In this episode, Marja, her dear friend, the actress Heather Graham, and an expert food blogger named Daniel eat classic pork barbeque at Heukdonga restaurant in Seoul. They also stop by Songgane Gamjatang, where Seoul's taxi drivers convene for pork bone soup and the grand pork dish known as bo ssam. D
9:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Southern Fare, Reinvented"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make pulled pork without using a grill! Next, equipment expert Adam Reid reviews electric pressure cookers in the Equipment Corner. Then, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Chris about the science behind brining. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals a recipe for Easier Fried Chicken. D
9:30 am 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Taco Salad"  Who doesn't love tacos? A healthy Mexican meal that includes the meat, lettuce, cheese, and salsa all stuffed together in a crunchy shell. And today we're going to show you a little twist to that recipe, it's taco salad. D
10:00 am 
Tonic Sol-Fa: Greatest Time of Year   This new special from one of the nation's top vocal groups features tight harmonies, outstanding arrangements of holiday favorites and behind-the-scenes footage that showcases the chemistry among the group's members. The quartet performs an eclectic mix of songs from traditional holiday fare to contemporary covers of Lindsey Buckingham's "Holiday Road" and Vanilla Ice's "Ice, Ice Baby."G
11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Amphibian Show"  Elmo and Abby are resting when suddenly it's time to play the game show, "Find that Amphibian." Elmo and Abby must find an amphibian before the game show's tadpole turns into a frog. They don't know what an amphibian is, but the announcer gives them a clue- an animal that starts out living in water. D
12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "One Big Dinosaur/Play Date with Annie"  One Big Dinosaur - Tiny and Buddy visit a dinosaur family called Argentinosaurus, some of the biggest land creatures ever! The kids find out there are great things about being really big, and that it's also great being their own size. Play Date with Annie - Buddy is excited that his friend Annie Tyrannosaurus is coming to the Pteranodon nest to visit and play with them. After Tiny feels left out, Buddy and Annie show her that they can all be friends!. D
12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Rapunzel"  Princess Pea's kitten is stuck in the top of a tree! The Super Readers jump into a book and meet Rapunzel, who is also stranded high up in her tower. When climbing Rapunzel's hair proves to be (ouch!) a hair-raising idea, the Prince works together with the Super Readers to come up with a brand new rescue plan! Princess Pea discovers the value of a helping hand.G
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Chasing Rainbows/Follow The Prints"  The kids are painting a picture of a rainbow but can't remember all the colors to use. Luckily for them, Cat takes them to Color-ga-lore to meet King Kaleidoscope, an expert on rainbows! Nick and Sally are enjoying a backyard picnic when they discover their last strawberry has gone missing! Who could have taken it? Cat's friend Cluey Looey can help them!G
1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Polar Bears Don't Dance"  While in the Arctic, Martin and Chris are on a mission to discover how animals move around in different environments. Their new knowledge comes in handy when they discover that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a Walrus calf and a Polar bear cub. The Wild Kratts team must do what it takes to return the baby animals to their mothers. D
2:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Flight"  How do planes stay up in the air? We have to overcome four physical forces to fly, so do birds and bugs and anything else that wants to soar. So, what are those forces? Why does the shape of a wing make a difference in flight? Why are birds especially built for flight? Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests, Frank Lester, education coordinator for the aeronautics division of the Idaho Transportation Department and Pilot Lori MacNichol answer questions about flight.G
2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   The program theme is Rock & Roll. Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock," The Beach Boys' "California Girls" as well as a great Boogie Woogie Riff made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis. Featured artists include Dave Powers and Nat Kerr. D
3:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Ageless Mud: Adobe Homes in the Desert"  Host David Yetman and expert architect Bob Vint travel around Tucson, Arizona, to see how adobe - the perfect desert building material - was used in the past and is still used today. Adobe not only has a remarkable period of longevity, but also has thermal capabilities, making it ideal for the hot dry desert. Yetman and Vint spend time at the San Xavier Mission to watch a restoration crew use new adobe to repair and restore the existing adobe exterior. D
3:30 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
4:00 pm 
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5:00 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
7:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Coming to America"  Who were the first Americans, and when did they arrive? Did they get here by land or sea? Did a single group populate the continent, or did many? Experts used to agree that the first Americans walked across the Bering land bridge from Asia about 12,000 years ago, then found their way south, eventually colonizing all of North and South America. But exciting recent finds at sites on both continents have triggered new theories. Alan Alda tries to find out who's saying what, and why. D
8:00 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
9:00 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
11:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Coming to America"  Who were the first Americans, and when did they arrive? Did they get here by land or sea? Did a single group populate the continent, or did many? Experts used to agree that the first Americans walked across the Bering land bridge from Asia about 12,000 years ago, then found their way south, eventually colonizing all of North and South America. But exciting recent finds at sites on both continents have triggered new theories. Alan Alda tries to find out who's saying what, and why. D

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