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December 13, 2012
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2:00 am 
Louis Brandeis: The People's Attorney   Central to the development of modern law, progressive politics and social reform, Brandeis championed the rights to free speech, privacy, fair working conditions and education, on and off the Supreme Court.G
3:00 am 
Teaching Channel   Witness the results as students facing minor crimes are tried by a jury of their peers. Parents learn strategies to help prevent bullying. See how rotating workstations help students learn from each other. D
4:00 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Weathering and Soils"  Demonstrates how minerals and rocks change when subjected to the physical and chemical conditions that exist at Earth's surface.G
4:30 am 
Economics U$A  "Monopoly"  The stories of Standard Oil, AT&T, and Microsoft demonstrate the power, importance, and problems of monopolies. Updated 2002. D
5:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
5:30 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Exito"  The Castillo family deals with a number of problems, including the hospitalization of don Fernando.G
6:00 am 
6:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Clifford's Carnival/Clifford's Doggy Reunion"  Clifford's Carnival - Everyone, including Clifford, knows to work as a team to put on this year's Fall Carnival. Jetta sees herself as a boss rather than a team player but soon learns the importance of being a team player. Clifford's Doggy Reunion - Clifford and Emily are excited - Cousin Laura and her dog Rex are coming to visit! They haven't seen each other since Clifford was a little puppy! When they arrive, Emily and Clifford find Laura and Rex are different than they remember them. D
7:00 am 
Arthur  "Cents-Less/Buster The Lounge Lizard"  Cents-Less - Mr. Ratburn decides it's time for his class to learn a little about money.or, rather, the lack of it. For the entire weekend, no one in the class can spend a cent. D
7:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Takes The Cake/Codename: Martha"  Martha Takes the Cake - It's Alice's birthday and everybody's invited, including Martha. The only problem is that Nelson will be there too. Codename: Martha - Martha, Helen, and T.D. uncover a plot to rob the jewelry store, or so they think until their two suspects turn out to be police detectives on a stakeout.G
8:00 am 
Curious George  "Gnocchi The Critic/George Cleans Up"  Chef Pisghetti is crushed when Gnocchi stops eating his dishes. George gets a monkey-sized vacuum.G
8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Night Lights/Go Snails Go!"  Night Lights - Nick and Sally are making shadow puppets with the Cat in the Hat, but the batteries in the flashlight have gone out! They jump into the Thingamajigger and shrink down to visit the fireflies that live in the backyard. There they learn that the fireflies communicate by flashing their lights. And when the fireflies provide the light the kids need, the shadow puppet show can continue! Go Snails Go! - Nick, Sally and the Cat have been invited along on a snail expedition! They jump into the Thingamajigger and shrink down to meet up with Lewis and Clark, the two snails leading the way! As they travel through the forest of Slippity-Goo, having fun sliding in their own shells, the kids learn about all the different ways snails use their shells. D
9:00 am 
Super Why!  "The Frog Prince"  Princess Pea wants to do ballet, and Spider wants to spin webs, so how will these two friends play together? To find some answers, the Super Readers check out The Frog Prince and meet another Princess who can't see eye to eye with her friend! Will the Super Readers be able to help the Princess and the Frog kiss and make up? Educational Objectives: To learn about compromise, practice the alphabet and rhyme with UMP words. Preschoolers discover that the power to read will change the story. D
9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Dome-Headed Dinosaur/Treasure Hunt"  The Pteranodon kids and their dome-headed friend Spikey Stygimoloch meet a brother and sister, Patrick and Pamela Pachycephalosaurus, two dinosaurs with enormous dome heads. Spikey bonds with the Pachycephalosaurus. Patrick and Pamela are athletes who invite our kids, Mom, and Spikey along to watch them use their impressive dome heads to play a volleyball type sport called, Dome Ball. D
10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Camouflage Challenge"  Elmo is taking pictures of his friends when they hear someone say something. It's Camouflage Carla! She is camouflaging and blending into the wall behind her. Elmo and Rosita want to camouflage too! Camouflage Carla tells them to join The Camouflage Club. D
11:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel Waits For Show And Tell/A Night Out At The Restaurant"  Daniel Waits for Show and Tell - Daniel is so excited to share a book he made with his class at "show and tell," but he's finding it very difficult to wait. He finds that singing on Trolley, playing during science time and imagining make the waiting much easier! A Night Out at the Restaurant - Daniel and his family are going out to dinner, and Katerina is coming too. Daniel and Katerina have a hard time waiting at the restaurant, but soon learn ways to make the waiting time easier. D
11:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "The Bug Club"  It's a special day at school, it's Bug Club Day! Sid and his friends use their magnifying glasses and discover ants, rolie polies, and caterpillars around the playground. D
12:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Superhero Sheep/Pirate Ship"  Superhero Sheep: Sheep becomes Word World's first superhero, saving the day with the letter "S"! Duck is eager to be her trusty sidekick, but Sheep repeatedly points out that "superheroes don't need help." But Sheep learns that everyone needs help sometimes when she gets stuck on top of Pig's barn and it's up to Duck to save her. Pirate Ship: While playing on the beach, Sheep, Duck and Shark find a message in a bottle. D
12:30 pm 
Caillou  "I Can Do It!"  Caillou's learning to do new things, and discovering it's okay to have help while he learns. To prove he's ready to help Dad paint the porch, Caillou paints Rosie's dollhouse first - and Gilbert, with paint-dipped paws, does some painting too! Caillou moves from renovation to recreation when Dad and Sarah teach him to play baseball; Dad teaches him to swim; and Clementine goads him into going down the big kids' slide. Mom shows Caillou how to tie his shoes but he get frustrated and stops trying. D
1:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Barney's Big Garden and Listen!"  Barney's Big Garden: Baby Bop wants Barney, BJ and the kids to play with her instead of working in their garden. They promise to play with her as soon as they finish. Baby Bop can't wait, and tries many ways to get them to come play with her now, none of which work. D
1:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Playing with Friends"  Thomas and the Scruff - Whiff is excited for Thomas to bring Scruff to help him at the Waste Dump. Thomas meets Scruff at Brendham Docks and sees that he is really quite scruffy and dirty. Thomas thinks it would be best to give Scruff a clean before he starts his new job. D
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Gnocchi The Critic/George Cleans Up"  Chef Pisghetti is crushed when Gnocchi stops eating his dishes. George gets a monkey-sized vacuum.G
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Takes The Cake/Codename: Martha"  Martha Takes the Cake - It's Alice's birthday and everybody's invited, including Martha. The only problem is that Nelson will be there too. Codename: Martha - Martha, Helen, and T.D. uncover a plot to rob the jewelry store, or so they think until their two suspects turn out to be police detectives on a stakeout.G
3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk!"  Manny has borrowed the Skeleckian Shrinkanator 3002, an invention with the power to shrink anything down to a very small size. When Marcus and Jessica accidentally get shrunk, The Electric Company has to get the Shrinkinator back from Manny to get them back to normal size! This becomes even more difficult when Manny shrinks himself and is nowhere to be found. D
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "The Pretty Princess and Mr. Big Power Hour/Clean Up in Aisle Eleven"  The Pretty Princess and Mr. Big Power Hour - WordGirl's wildest dream has come true: she's part of an episode of Pretty Princess. It seems like the perfect situation until we realize the villainous Mr. Big is behind this scheme. WordGirl must escape the grips of Mr. Big's remote control in order to save the city. D
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Voyage of the Butterflier XT"  Using Aviva's newly invented Butterflier XT, the miniaturized Kratt Brothers embark on the most incredible insect voyage in the world - the Monarch butterfly's 2,000 mile migration.G
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "R-Fair City"  (topic: Probability and Chance) - Disguised as a gypsy, Hacker lures Digit to a fantastic cyber amusement park and holds him captive. When the kids arrive, they analyze the games of chance, figuring out which games are fair and which ones are not, and use what they learn to find Hacker and beat him at his own game before it's too late! The Big Idea: A game of chance is fair when nobody can tell who will win, but everyone has the same chance of being a winner. D
5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? It's.... Ruffmanman!"  Ruff's nephew Glen has learned that a mysterious villain, Gamma Ray Person, is trying to harness the electromagnetic spectrum for evil. He forces Ruff into a mask and tights to become television's newest superhero. Ruffman Man! Will Ruff and his SuperFETCHers be able to stop Gamma Ray Person from destroying the world? And will Ruff be able to keep his tights from falling down?. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   With the January 1st deadline to avoid the fiscal cliff about two weeks away.neither side appears to be giving any ground. NBR's Darren Gersh has the latest from Washington. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Doc Martin  "The Holly Bears A Prickle"  Martin and Louisa finally plan their first date but an inappropriate remark by Martin puts an end to the evening and relationship. But an urgent call for help from Louisa to treat her friend Holly may give Martin a second chance.G
8:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Jewel of the North"  The water is so clear and the colors so intense that people sometimes mistake photographs of Priest Lake for Hawaii! In the 1920's silent-movie star Nell Shipman came to the most northern of Idaho's big lakes to produce her silent films. Today the area is a magnet for campers, fishermen, rock climbers, skiers and anyone who loves magical settings.G
8:30 pm 
This American Land  "Wolverines, Desert Wilderness, Military Base Makeover"  Among the most solitary and elusive mammals in North America, wolverines are making a slow comeback in the lower 48 after their numbers were depleted by trapping and poison. Rugged and dedicated scientists are working to understand their world and habitat requirements.G
9:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Electric Vendetta, Part 2"  With three murders to investigate, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby uncovers multiple motives and begins to suspect there may be multiple killers also. Part 2 of 2G
10:00 pm 
Vera  "Sundancers"  DCI Vera Stanhope and DS Joe Ashworth investigate a suspicious death in an army barracks, and soon establish that Staff Sgt. Dev Deverson has been murdered. Interviewing friends and survivors, she uncovers a deeply concealed trauma at the heart of the crime with a complicated turn of events leading to an act of revenge and the death of more than one soldier.G
11:30 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
2:00 am 
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
3:00 am 
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 am 
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 am 
Sesame Street  "Telly The Tiebreaker"  Elmo, Zoe, Rosita and some friends are making a beautiful block house together but can't agree whether to put a square or circle on top. Alan helps them solve the problem by having them raise their hands for the one they like best. After counting up the votes, the square wins by one. D
5:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Fruit Picking Day/Daniel Is Big Enough to Help Dad"  Fruit Picking Day - Daniel and his friends are enjoying a Fruit Festival in the Enchanted Garden. Prince Wednesday grows upset because his big brother Prince Tuesday can pick the highest fruit off the tree branches, but he can't. He wishes he wasn't so little! Then, when the festival-goers spot a very special magical golden pear on the ground, Prince Wednesday is the only one little enough to reach it. D
5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Takes The Cake/Codename: Martha"  Martha Takes the Cake - It's Alice's birthday and everybody's invited, including Martha. The only problem is that Nelson will be there too. Codename: Martha - Martha, Helen, and T.D. uncover a plot to rob the jewelry store, or so they think until their two suspects turn out to be police detectives on a stakeout.G
6:00 am 
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
7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Barcelona and Catalunya"  The creative spirit of Spain's Catalunya, the land of Picasso, Gaudi and Salvador Dali is on a roll. Rick gets caught up in the festivity of Barcelona, enjoying the vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas and pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter. Then he takes a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat, and finishes with an artist's pilgrimage along the Costa Brava to Salvador Dali country. In seaside Cadaques he visits his home and in nearby Figueres experiences his playfully surreal mausoleum/museum.G
7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Barcelona and Costa Brava"  A Mediterranean marvel, Barcelona simmers with beautiful beaches, medieval mazes, eye popping art and hypnotic architecture. From tapas bars, to surrealist art, to Modernist structures, we'll feast on Barcelona's delights. Rambles along La Rambla, Gaudi's treasures, a neighborhood festival, designer shopping and waterfront fun are some of the highlights. D
8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Into The Swell: Utah's High Desert"  Utah's San Rafael Swell is one of the most remote and least-visited wonders of the desert southwest. Host David Yetman and his brother, Geologist Dick Yetman, camp out and explore the geology and vegetation of this intimidating stretch of desert. They also trek through Utah's Little Grand Canyon to see the pictographs and petroglyphs that were created thousands of years ago. D
8:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Have A Cookie/Avere Un Biscotto"  Cookie jar empty? Time for Mary Ann make the most delicate Orange-Scented Madeleines you've ever tasted. But she doesn't stop there. The enticing smell of fresh-baked Little Hazelnut Cookies soon fills the kitchen and fills her cookie jar as well. D
9:00 am 
Taste of History  "Continental Congress & Constitutional Convention"  Join Chef Walter as he tours Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, home to the first Continental Congress and Benjamin Franklin's library. We then learn about James Madison and the Constitutional Congress. In honor of Franklin and the Congress, Chef Walter prepares Fried Calves Feet with Curried Remoulade along with Beef Olives, Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli. D
9:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Caramelization with Guest Jody Adams"  This week on Simply Ming - Caramelization - a technique that enhances both savory and sweet cooking. Done right it enhances a dish, and done wrong will turn it bitter. Joining Ming in the kitchen is Chef Jody Adams. D
10:00 am 
Christina  "Wake Up and Smell The Toast"  It's time, people. Enough excuses; enough procrastinating. It's time to take control of your health by controlling what you put in your mouth. D
10:30 am 
Martha Stewart's Cooking School  "Poaching"  Because poached meats are moist and tender yet still mild in flavor, they work well as the basis for numerous salads, soups and light suppers. They're also famously low in fat. Martha begins this lesson by showing how one of the most healthful and versatile preparations - simply poached chicken breast - can be incorporated into all-American chicken salad sandwiches as well as a Cobb salad. D
11:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Steve Martin/Sarah Jarosz"  Austin's own Jarosz, age 19, opens with her original bluegrass songs and is backed up by two equally talented teenage musicians. Comedian Steve Martin shows off his musicianship on the banjo. He appears with North Carolina's Steep Canyon Rangers; together they present much of the music and some of the jokes from the live show they toured the nation with in spring 2010.G
12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "The Camouflage Challenge"  Elmo is taking pictures of his friends when they hear someone say something. It's Camouflage Carla! She is camouflaging and blending into the wall behind her. Elmo and Rosita want to camouflage too! Camouflage Carla tells them to join The Camouflage Club. D
1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dome-Headed Dinosaur/Treasure Hunt"  The Pteranodon kids and their dome-headed friend Spikey Stygimoloch meet a brother and sister, Patrick and Pamela Pachycephalosaurus, two dinosaurs with enormous dome heads. Spikey bonds with the Pachycephalosaurus. Patrick and Pamela are athletes who invite our kids, Mom, and Spikey along to watch them use their impressive dome heads to play a volleyball type sport called, Dome Ball. D
1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "'twas The Night Before Christmas"  'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and all through Storybrook Village, not a creature was stirring.except for Whyatt, who has an important question for Santa! So the Super Readers catch up with Santa and his reindeer as they gallop from rooftop to rooftop and unravel the mystery of Santa's childhood, discovering along the way how to help spread the magic of the holiday. Educational Objectives: To learn about making others feel good, play with the alphabet, experiment with spelling, and use the power to read to change the story!. D
2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Night Lights/Go Snails Go!"  Night Lights - Nick and Sally are making shadow puppets with the Cat in the Hat, but the batteries in the flashlight have gone out! They jump into the Thingamajigger and shrink down to visit the fireflies that live in the backyard. There they learn that the fireflies communicate by flashing their lights. And when the fireflies provide the light the kids need, the shadow puppet show can continue! Go Snails Go! - Nick, Sally and the Cat have been invited along on a snail expedition! They jump into the Thingamajigger and shrink down to meet up with Lewis and Clark, the two snails leading the way! As they travel through the forest of Slippity-Goo, having fun sliding in their own shells, the kids learn about all the different ways snails use their shells. D
2:30 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
3:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Rick Steves' Andalucia: The Best of Southern Spain"  Rick presents a 60-minute special that wanders through southern Spain. He visits Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada, takes in flamenco music and dancers, sherry and horses. He explores white-washed hill towns and has fun in the sun on the Costa del Sol, before absorbing a dash of Britain in Gibraltar.G
4:00 pm 
Song of the Mountains   Bill Yates & the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band; Goldwing Express. D
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
My Hero  "Pilot"  Nurse Janet longs to see Thermoman again who rescued her when she was blown into the Grand Canyon while on vacation. Dr. Piers Crispin and Janet's mother just want her to marry the eligible doctor. No one suspects that an odd hypochondriac Irishman called George Sunday is really Thermoman.G
6:30 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Christmas 1976, Father Christmas Affair"  The pre-Christmas sales drive is opening, and a call goes out for volunteers. When Young Mr. Grace mentions money, staff Santas of all shapes, sizes and sexes rush forward.G
7:00 pm 
As Time Goes By  "Wedding Day Nerves"  Wedding day nerves get the best of Lionel while Jean tries to remain calm despite her sister-in-law's help.G
7:30 pm 
Ladies of Letters   Despite Irene's fundraiser, Vera insists she would rather stay in prison where she has started a literacy program and is organizing a prison production of Les Miserables.G
8:00 pm 
The Red Green Show  "Coup de Grass"  Red creates a new type of grass seed that only grows two inches tall. Red makes a backyard swing out of a car seat. Mike has Harold join him for a special feature on careers.G
8:30 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances Christmas Specials  "1991"  Hyacinth roars into the holiday season, even getting Richard into a Father Christmas outfit, then confronts a drunken "Daddy" in the church rectory, and a case of mistaken identity leads to a strange meeting under the mistletoe.G
9:00 pm 
The Thin Blue Line  "The Green Eyed Monster"  The promotion board will be visiting the Gasforth police station and Grim and Fowler are the most likely candidates. When Grim tells Fowler that they usually go for family men, Fowler proposes to Dawkins in a most unromantic way, causing her to break up with him.G
9:30 pm 
Outnumbered   As the family tries to get rid of Auntie Angela, another guest arrives to stay. Mum has to decide what to do about Jake's girlfriend. Ben and Karen discuss dreams, the mafia and trampolining bears.G
10:00 pm 
My Family  "The Psyche of Mikey"  Upon hearing that Michael is seeing a therapist, Ben and Susan become convinced their boy is in serious need of help. But when they go to the therapist's office to sort things out, events conspire to leave them in need of help.G
10:30 pm 
My Hero  "Pilot"  Nurse Janet longs to see Thermoman again who rescued her when she was blown into the Grand Canyon while on vacation. Dr. Piers Crispin and Janet's mother just want her to marry the eligible doctor. No one suspects that an odd hypochondriac Irishman called George Sunday is really Thermoman.G
11:00 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Christmas 1976, Father Christmas Affair"  The pre-Christmas sales drive is opening, and a call goes out for volunteers. When Young Mr. Grace mentions money, staff Santas of all shapes, sizes and sexes rush forward.G
11:30 pm 
As Time Goes By  "Wedding Day Nerves"  Wedding day nerves get the best of Lionel while Jean tries to remain calm despite her sister-in-law's help.G
1:30 am 
Learning Math: Patterns, Functions & Algebra  "Proportional Reasoning"  Look at direct variation and proportional reasoning. This investigation will help you to differentiate between relative and absolute meanings of "more" and to compare ratios without using common denominator algorithms. Topics include differentiating between additive and multiplicative processes and their effects on scale and proportionality, and interpreting graphs that represent proportional relationships or direct variation.G
2:00 am 
Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century  "Ethnic Fragmentation In Canada"  Vancouver: Hong Kong East - Prior to the Chinese takeover of Hong Kong, thousands of wealthy businessmen moved their families to Vancouver causing a collision of cultures. What has happened since 1997? Montreal: An Island of French - Trying to preserve their culture, Quebec welcomes immigrants and pays to teach them French.G
2:30 am 
Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century  "Regions and Economies"  Oregon: A Fight for Water - Native Americans and farmers compete for a scarce resource: water. U.S. Midwest: Spatial Innovations - In the U.S. D
3:00 am 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "The Behaving Brain"  Investigates the structure and composition of the brain: how neurons function, how information is collected and transmitted, and how chemical reactions determine every thought, feeling, and action.G
3:30 am 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "The Responsive Brain"  Takes a closer look at how the brain, behavior and environment interact and how the brain's structure and functions are changed by stimulation from the social and physical context.G
4:00 am 
Curiosity Quest  "Dog Sledding"  Have you ever wondered how dog sled teams practice in the summertime? Venture through this episode as we visit a dog sled camp as they demonstrate how these incredible creatures stay fit in between dog sled races. D
4:30 am 
Biz Kid$  "Are You Financially Literate?"  Understanding how to manage your money before you get to high school will make you even more successful when you head to college or move out on your own. Explore the skills of goal setting, budgeting, saving, and money management that make you financially literate!G
5:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "The Dirt On Creating A Healthy Garden (Raleigh, NC)"  The foundation of any healthy garden starts with the soil. This episode goes to the source with a tour of a Soil Testing lab and the U.S. Composting Council for a better understanding of how to create the best foundation in your home garden. D
5:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Voyage of the Butterflier XT"  Using Aviva's newly invented Butterflier XT, the miniaturized Kratt Brothers embark on the most incredible insect voyage in the world - the Monarch butterfly's 2,000 mile migration.G
6:00 am 
Chefs A' Field: Culinary Adventures That Begin On The Farm  "Greg Atkinson-Canlis/Islandwood: Bainbridge Island, WA"  Oysterman Bill Taylor shows the chef how to raise and harvest the world's finest oysters-while caring for the environment and community. Recipes: Kumamoto Oysters & Rhubarb Mignonette; Pacific Oysters & Butter Sauce; Oysters in Nettle Sauce. D
6:30 am 
Christina Cooks  "Everyday Efa's"  Omega-3 fatty acids can help clear your skin, and your thinking. Christina taste-tests the most delicious sources of it, including Hempseed and Coconut Croquettes, and Avocado Salad with Black Olive Vinaigrette. D
7:00 am 
Wild Nevada  "Monitor Valley"  Joining Chris and Dave on this trip is Rich Moreno, publisher of Nevada Magazine. Their trip begins at the geographic center of the state and takes in the Hickison Petroglyph Area, Spencer's Hot Springs and the Toquima Cave Petroglyph site in the Smokey Valley area. They then head to Monitor Valley to visit the Miniature Grand Canyon and hike in McCann Canyon. D
7:30 am 
In The Americas with David Yetman  "Hawaii's Big Island: The Volcanos' Gifts"  The Hawaiian Islands owe their existence to a volcanic hotspot, whose spewings over millions of years have created the archipelago. Yetman climbs over old and new lava flows to observe new lands emerging from the ocean, and observes manta rays flocking at night to the newly created seafloor of the Kona coast.G
8:00 am 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Inlaid Lettering with Steve Latta"  See how to make your name in holly wood by setting slender stringing into the slotted surface. D
8:30 am 
Woodsmith Shop  "Heirloom Tool Chest"  Woodworkers dream of building a custom chest for their fine tools. The Woodsmith editors show you how to make that dream come true. Start with a simple, easy-to-build plywood case. D
9:00 am 
The Victory Garden  "Edible"  Host Jamie Durie visits COPIA, the American Center for Food and Wine, where he tours the center's extensive vegetable gardens and orchards.G
9:30 am 
For Your Home  "Gentlemen's Quarters, Part 8"  Vicki introduces the healthiest and easiest solution to rid basements of dampness and odors. Then she creates a perfect haven with natural accents and warm colors. D
10:00 am 
Martha's Sewing Room  "Embroidered Embellishments"  Embroidered covered buttons and sewing techniques on a linen Designer Suit; Sew Quick, Sew Easy monogrammed tote with embroidered piping; Designer Technique on lozenge smocking; Hand embroidered featherstitch. Guests: June Mellinger, Kathy Barnard, Gloria McKinnon. D
10:30 am 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Dark Waterfall"  Watch Bob Ross and his amazing paint brushes create a wonderful little waterfall in the middle of an early autumn forest. D
11:00 am 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "I'm Inspired"  Joanne is often asked where her inspirations come from and begins by composing an inspired salad with roasted beets, and then gives her student Charlie some pointers for making honey glazed pork chops and a roasted squash puree. Recipes: Bibb Lettuce Salad with Roasted Beet, Grapefruit and Pecans, Honey Glazed Pork Chops with Orange and Cardamom, and a Roasted Squash and Ginger Puree. Student: Charlie Baldwin, City Gardener. D
11:30 am 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Class  "Beet Gorgonzola Salad & Veal Chops"  Joanne takes the challenge of changing her student Michael's mind about certain ingredients by teaching him two delicious recipes. Recipes: (1) WATERCRESS AND BEET SALAD WITH GORGONZOLA AND WALNUTS, (2) VEAL CHOPS WITH OLIVES, CAPERS, AND SAGE. Student: Michael Hauptman - Lawyer. D
12:00 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Culpable (Guilty)"  This episode introduces words for fruit and treats the importance of the leather industry in Argentina.G
12:30 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Caras (Faces)"  This episode covers words for vegetables and provides some facts about the major cities of Argentina.G
1:00 pm 
Learning Math: Patterns, Functions & Algebra  "Functions and Algorithms"  Investigate algorithms and functions. Topics covered include the importance of doing and undoing in mathematics, determining when a process can or cannot be undone, using function machines to picture and undo algorithms, and the unique outputs produced by functions.G
1:30 pm 
Learning Math: Patterns, Functions & Algebra  "Proportional Reasoning"  Look at direct variation and proportional reasoning. This investigation will help you to differentiate between relative and absolute meanings of "more" and to compare ratios without using common denominator algorithms. Topics include differentiating between additive and multiplicative processes and their effects on scale and proportionality, and interpreting graphs that represent proportional relationships or direct variation.G
2:00 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Velocity and Time"  Einstein is motivated to perfect the central ideas of physics, resulting in a new understanding of the meaning of space and time. D
2:30 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Mass, Momentum, Energy"  The new meaning of space and time make it necessary to formulate a newmechanics. D
3:00 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "The Behaving Brain"  Investigates the structure and composition of the brain: how neurons function, how information is collected and transmitted, and how chemical reactions determine every thought, feeling, and action.G
3:30 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "The Responsive Brain"  Takes a closer look at how the brain, behavior and environment interact and how the brain's structure and functions are changed by stimulation from the social and physical context.G
4:00 pm 
Curiosity Quest  "Dog Sledding"  Have you ever wondered how dog sled teams practice in the summertime? Venture through this episode as we visit a dog sled camp as they demonstrate how these incredible creatures stay fit in between dog sled races. D
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Are You Financially Literate?"  Understanding how to manage your money before you get to high school will make you even more successful when you head to college or move out on your own. Explore the skills of goal setting, budgeting, saving, and money management that make you financially literate!G
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk!"  Manny has borrowed the Skeleckian Shrinkanator 3002, an invention with the power to shrink anything down to a very small size. When Marcus and Jessica accidentally get shrunk, The Electric Company has to get the Shrinkinator back from Manny to get them back to normal size! This becomes even more difficult when Manny shrinks himself and is nowhere to be found. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "R-Fair City"  (topic: Probability and Chance) - Disguised as a gypsy, Hacker lures Digit to a fantastic cyber amusement park and holds him captive. When the kids arrive, they analyze the games of chance, figuring out which games are fair and which ones are not, and use what they learn to find Hacker and beat him at his own game before it's too late! The Big Idea: A game of chance is fair when nobody can tell who will win, but everyone has the same chance of being a winner. D
6:00 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
6:30 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
7:00 pm 
Cuisine Culture  "Chef Yoram Nitzam"  NULL
7:30 pm 
Pati's Mexican Table  "A French Twist On Mexico"  A tasty look at the way French cuisine has historically influenced modern Mexican cooking, and simple techniques any American cook can manage with impressive results. Snapper in a Poblano Chile Sauce; Blissful Corn Torte; Cajeta Crepes with Toasted Pecans. D
8:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Inlaid Lettering with Steve Latta"  See how to make your name in holly wood by setting slender stringing into the slotted surface. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Italy's Amalfi Coast"  Rick visits the trendy resort of Positano on the Amalfi coastline, south of Naples. He also takes in the charms of Sorrento, the ancient Greek temples of Paestum, and the iridescent Blue Grotto beneath the Isle of Capri.G
9:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Milan, Italy"  Milan has been an influential city for well over 2,000 years. It was a significant political and commercial center for the Roman Empire, and it has maintained that position ever since. Today, Milan is an industrial powerhouse. 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  "Ready, Set, Party"  To feed a coastal party crowd, think Shrimp Feed with guest "Paw Paw" George Davis. Other recipes include Gloucester Lobster Salad, and Firefly Farms Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce. The Kitchen Goddess show viewer how to set up the perfect coastal buffet. D
11:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "I'm Inspired"  Joanne is often asked where her inspirations come from and begins by composing an inspired salad with roasted beets, and then gives her student Charlie some pointers for making honey glazed pork chops and a roasted squash puree. Recipes: Bibb Lettuce Salad with Roasted Beet, Grapefruit and Pecans, Honey Glazed Pork Chops with Orange and Cardamom, and a Roasted Squash and Ginger Puree. Student: Charlie Baldwin, City Gardener. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Italy's Amalfi Coast"  Rick visits the trendy resort of Positano on the Amalfi coastline, south of Naples. He also takes in the charms of Sorrento, the ancient Greek temples of Paestum, and the iridescent Blue Grotto beneath the Isle of Capri.G
2:00 am 
2:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Matt Damon (actor) Pt. 1. D
3:00 am 
Claiming The Title: Gay Olympics On Trial   In 1982, a San Francisco athletic group tries to hold a "Gay Olympics, " instigating what will ultimately become a battle at the U.S. Supreme Court and a challenge over the place of gays and lesbians in American Society. The Supreme Court is widely viewed as the country's chief defender of civil rights. D
3:30 am 
Losing Lambert: A Journey Through Survival & Hope   Kathy O'Hern Fowler, who lost her 16-year-old son to suicide in 1995, spent years struggling with the loss and grief. However, the life-altering experience led her to advocate for other parents who tragically find themselves in the same position. The touching and insightful film explores the heart-rending questions left in the wake of suicide, interviews parents struggling to cope with the pain and stigma, and offers hope for the future of suicide prevention.G
4:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
4:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Matt Damon (actor) Pt. 2. D
5:00 am 
5:30 am 
Second Opinion  "Mystery Diagnosis"  A fascinating discussion unfolds as doctors work to solve a mysterious medical case affecting a prominent Boston physician. Dr. Anne Louise Oaklander shares her mother's medical story, which was complicated by her mother's knowledge as a medical professional. Follow along as the life-altering problems are described and the surprising diagnosis is revealed. D
6:00 am 
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
7:00 am 
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
8:00 am 
Secrets of the Dead  "Blackbeard's Lost Ship"  Off the coast of North Carolina, a group of marine archaeologists has discovered the remains of the Queen Anne's Revenge, the pirate Blackbeard's flagship. Their careful preservation and analysis of the remains - including cannons, guns, anchors, even gold - are helping to solve the biggest mystery about the infamous pirate's reign: Was the ship's sinking an accident or was the grounding a carefully laid plot by Blackbeard to double-cross his men and steal the treasure for himself? Three hundred years later, SECRETS OF THE DEAD reveals the true story. D
9:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
10:00 am 
Tavis Smiley   Matt Damon (actor) Pt. 2. D
10:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Matt Damon (actor) Pt. 1. D
11:00 am 
11:30 am 
Second Opinion  "Mystery Diagnosis"  A fascinating discussion unfolds as doctors work to solve a mysterious medical case affecting a prominent Boston physician. Dr. Anne Louise Oaklander shares her mother's medical story, which was complicated by her mother's knowledge as a medical professional. Follow along as the life-altering problems are described and the surprising diagnosis is revealed. D
12:00 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
1:00 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
2:00 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
2:30 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
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 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
6:00 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
7:00 pm 
Secrets of the Dead  "Blackbeard's Lost Ship"  Off the coast of North Carolina, a group of marine archaeologists has discovered the remains of the Queen Anne's Revenge, the pirate Blackbeard's flagship. Their careful preservation and analysis of the remains - including cannons, guns, anchors, even gold - are helping to solve the biggest mystery about the infamous pirate's reign: Was the ship's sinking an accident or was the grounding a carefully laid plot by Blackbeard to double-cross his men and steal the treasure for himself? Three hundred years later, SECRETS OF THE DEAD reveals the true story. D
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   With the January 1st deadline to avoid the fiscal cliff about two weeks away.neither side appears to be giving any ground. NBR's Darren Gersh has the latest from Washington. D
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 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

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