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January 14, 2012
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2:00 am 
49th Star: Creating Alaska   Fifty years ago, in 1955-56, a group of Alaskans meets for 75 days in Fairbanks to hammer out the structure of a new state and its branches of government. This documentary chronicles their work and charts Alaska's journey from Russian territory to America's largest state.G

3:00 am 
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

3:30 am 
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

4:00 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

5:00 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Speaks Martha Treads The Boards/Martha's Pack"  Martha Treads the Boards - Helen's mom and dad are starring in the community theater production, and Helen's the stage manager. Martha's Pack - When Helen leaves Martha off her family tree, Martha decides to make her own pack.G

5:30 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

6:00 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

6:30 am 
WordWorld  "Dancing Dog/Pig's Big Moonlight Feast"  Dancing Dog - It's the day of the Word World Concert and no one is more excited than Dog - he loves music. Unfortunately, he can't play an instrument. With the help of his good friend Bear, Dog discovers that anyone can make music! Pig's Big Moonlight Feast - When Pig is too sick to cook the Moonlight Feast, his friends step in, but they find that if you don't follow the recipe you may end up "in the soup. D

7:00 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

8:00 am 
Curious George  "Auctioneer George/Sock Monkey Opera"  Auctioneer George - George has one dollar to buy anything he wants at the Annual Corn Roast and Attic Auction, and he sets his sights on a pair of red elephant mittens. When the Man with the Yellow Hat leaves George alone, he bids.and bids. D

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!  "Bedtime for Bear"  Baby Joy is afraid of the dark! To show her there's nothing to fear, Super Why and his literacy friends fly into Bedtime for Bear and meet Charlie - a bear who is scared of just about everything! The super readers shed a little light on the problem (literally) while Charlie discovers a bit more about the world outside his cozy cave. Educational Objectives: To experience a familiar bedtime routine. Preschoolers will practice the alphabet, rhyme with AR words, learn what the word "fireflies" means, and use the power to read to change the story. D

9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "The Old Bird/Diamond Don"  The Old Bird - Buddy, Tiny and Mom make a play date with Petey Peteinosaurus to ride the Dinosaur Train to meet Arlene Archeopteryx, a bird from the family of the oldest birds ever! The kids are excited to learn that Arlene is a bird and a dinosaur. Home With Shiny & Don - Shiny and Don stay at home and we get to see that just because they don't always ride with Buddy and Tiny on the Dinosaur Train doesn't mean that they are not having fun. An adventure into a local caves leads to a marvelous and brilliant discovery. D

10:00 am 
The Electric Company  "Revenge of the Zeros"  Upset about their score of zero points in the banana sculpture contest, Danny and Annie decide to ruin Paul the Gorilla's banana festival party that is being held at The Electric Diner. The Electric Company catches on, and does everything they can to stop the pranksters and save the party and preserve Paul's sanity. D

10:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Cheetah Racer"  Chris and Martin announce that no creature or vehicle can travel as fast over the rough and tumble African savannah as the cheetah. Aviva takes the challenge and declares she will build a ground racer that can run even faster than a cheetah. Of course Zach wants to prove that he is a better inventor than Aviva and joins the race. D

11:00 am 
WordWorld  "Dancing Dog/Pig's Big Moonlight Feast"  Dancing Dog - It's the day of the Word World Concert and no one is more excited than Dog - he loves music. Unfortunately, he can't play an instrument. With the help of his good friend Bear, Dog discovers that anyone can make music! Pig's Big Moonlight Feast - When Pig is too sick to cook the Moonlight Feast, his friends step in, but they find that if you don't follow the recipe you may end up "in the soup. D

11:30 am 
WordGirl  "Cherish Is The Word/Granny's Intuition"  Cherish is the Word - It's Valentines Day! All of the kids at school are making special valentines to share with their special friends. But when Victoria Best runs off with all of the cards, will she ruin Valentine's Day for everyone? It's up to WordGirl to swoop in and save the day. Granny's Intuition - According to the local news Granny May seems to be figuring out who's been committing the latest crime sprees that are sweeping the city. D

12:00 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

12:30 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Presenting: World-Class Wines of Baja"  Baja California Norte produces many world-class, gold medal-winning wines. That fact may surprise most people in the United States. Rick takes us on a tour of the region along with renowned winemaker and visionary Hugo d'Acosta, founder of La Escuelita, a nonprofit winemaking school that opened in 2004. D

1:00 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Minty Holiday"  Host Katie Brown creates recipes and projects inspired by the festive red and white peppermint. In the Kitchen: refreshing mashed potato blend, rack of lamb with minty glaze, and Kim's thin mint cookies. Projects: Peppermint place settings and a tabletop sign that spells JOY. D

1:30 pm 
Paint This with Jerry Yarnell  "Heaven On Earth, Part 1"  (18x24 Acrylic). Mottle sky, foreground, and painting mountains in this opening segment. Jerry takes his students thru the process of creating a semi-stormy sky, by using a special mottling technique. D

2:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Fruit Fete"  Good Lady Apples Bon Femme; Stew Of Red Summer Fruit; Braised Pears In A Caramel Sauce; Flambeed Bananas; Apple Fritters. D

2:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Getting Ready for Christmas at Biltmore Estate"  The Biltmore Estate in Ashville, North Carolina, is the largest private home in the United States. It was built by George Vanderbilt, the grandson of the wealthiest man in the world. We tour the estate with Burt and see how they prepare for Biltmore's Christmas celebration. D

3:00 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

3:30 pm 
MotorWeek  "Lexus Gs"  Road Test: 2013 Lexus GS. Road Test: Three-Row SUV Shootout. Goss' Garage: Part Cleaning. D

4:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Simply Chicken"  Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create a French classic, Chicken Fricassee, with test cook Becky Hays. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals the best cutting boards in the Equipment Corner, and science expert Guy Crosby uncovers the science behind emulsification and the human sense of taste. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the Best Simple Roast Chicken. D

4:30 pm 
Painting and Travel with Roger & Sarah Bansemer  "Locomotive 2152"  Roger and Sarah visit the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven, Kentucky where Roger uses his acrylics to paint an old steam engine. Sarah takes you on a tour of the museums repair and restoration facilities. D

5:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Barcelona City Guide"  Megan McCormick visits sites designed by the architect Gaudi, including one still under construction after more than 120 years.G

6:00 pm 
Song of the Mountains   Michael Reno Harrell; Jeff Little Trio. D

7:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Arcade Fire"  The alternative rock superstars perform hits and tunes from their Grammy Award-winning album The Suburbs.G

8:00 pm 
Great Performances  "Let Me Down Easy"  Anna Deavere Smith ("The West Wing," "Nurse Jackie") brings samples of her more than 300 interviews with people worldwide to the stage, evoking laughter and tears as their words recount personal experiences with the frailty of the human body. Smith submerges her own persona, and assumes her characters' vocal and physical mannerisms from Idaho bull rider Brent Williams to Tour de France veteran Lance Armstrong; from hospital patient Hazel Merritt to former Texas Governor Ann Richards.G

10:00 pm 
Song of the Mountains   Michael Reno Harrell; Jeff Little Trio. D

11:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Arcade Fire"  The alternative rock superstars perform hits and tunes from their Grammy Award-winning album The Suburbs.G

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