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Moyers & Company  "Gunfighter Nation"  Cultural historian and scholar Richard Slotkin has spent his adult life studying the violence that has swirled through American history and taken root deep in our culture. He has written an acclaimed trilogy on the myth of the frontier that has shaped our nation's imagination. In Regeneration through Violence, The Fatal Environment, Gunfighter Nation, and other works of history and fiction, he tracks how everything from literature, movies and television to society and politics has been influenced by this violent past ̶ including the gun culture that continues to dominate, wound and kill. D
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour Weekend   In just a few years, drone aircraft might be delivering orders from Amazon-dot-com to your door -- at least, that's what Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a recent interview. But first states and the federal government are wrestling with the implications of many new, pilotless aircraft -- how they might affect civil liberties -- and how to keep them out of the way of manned aircraft in skies that are already crowded. Rick Karr reports from Colorado. D
6:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland"  Rick tours bustling Belfast and looks at some of the city's politically charged neighborhoods. Then he heads for the Antrim Coast to enjoy Portrush, Ulster's Coney Island.G
7:00 pm 
The Lawrence Welk Show  "The Music of Harry Warren"  Come and meet those dancing feet of Bobby and Elaine as the band swings into "Forty-Second Street." The Aldridge Sisters and the Otwell Twins sing "I Found a Million Dollar Baby." Kathie Sullivan sings "I Only Have Eyes for You."G
7:59 pm 
Last of the Summer Wine  "The Glamour of the Uniform"  Marina's apparent fascination with men in uniform forces Howard to take drastic steps.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 
As Time Goes By  "The Cruise"  Back from a country weekend with Lionel, Jean is annoyed at Judy's insinuations about the relationship with Lionel, who makes things worse with an invitation to join him on a cruise.G
9:30 pm 
The Cafe  "Time and Tide"  A picture of the staff and loyal customers is on the docket, but Carol is having other problems. Meanwhile Chloe is coming down with something, Kieran needs a proper job, and Sarah is just plain worried.G
10:00 pm 
It's A Wonderful Red Green Christmas   The guys decide to promote Possum Lodge as a place to spend an old-fashioned Christmas and brainstorm for ideas to ensure success for the scheme.G
11:00 pm 
Doctor Who Series  "Christmas 2012 - The Snowmen"  Christmas Eve, 1892, and the falling snow is the stuff of fairytales. When the fairytale becomes a nightmare and a chilling menace threatens Earth, an unorthodox young governess, Clara, calls on the Doctor for help. But the Doctor is in mourning, reclusive and determined not to engage in the problems of the universe. As old friends return, will the Doctor really abandon humankind, or will he fight to save the world and Christmas from the icy clutches of this mysterious menace?G
5:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Des Moines, IA - Hour Two"  Host Mark L. Walberg explores an extra-illustrated book set based on a biography of Charles Dickens at Salisbury House and Gardens, the estate of 1920s cosmetic tycoon Carl Weeks. Finds at the convention center include a collection of prized Pueblo pottery and an extremely rare 1623 Shakespeare first folio, valued up to $50,000. Part 2 of 3G
6:00 pm 
Concert for Newtown   "Concert for Newtown" features performances by Peter Yarrow, Dar Williams, Bethany Yarrow & Rufus Cappadocia as well as Newtown's own Flagpole Radio Cafe that includes Francine and David Wheeler, the parents of 6-year-old Ben, who died at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14, 2012. Musical performances are interwoven with interviews of Peter Yarrow and Francine Wheeler by Bill Moyers. The concert is a deeply moving, tearful yet also joyful event, filled with love and a powerful sense of the Newtown community's commitment to fulfilling the Sandy Hook Promise - that is, to be remembered not as the place where tragedy occurred but as the place where transformational change began. D
7:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes/tUnE-yArDs"  The opening group brings experimental alternative pop to the stage. Then, the tUnE-yArDs support their album Here.G
8:00 pm 
Tonic Sol-Fa Christmas   The a cappella group, which specializes in pop arrangements, celebrates the holidays at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The spirited program highlights the foursome's trademark humor and skilled musicianship as they perform a mix of traditional, secular and original holiday songs. The music is intertwined with interviews with group members.G
9:00 pm 
Silent Night   On the Western Front in the first year of World War I, a miracle happened. The guns went silent. A Christmas Eve truce on December 24, 1914 allowed French, German and Scottish soldiers to lay down their arms and join in a spontaneous celebration reflecting the season. Composer's Kevin Puts' opera, which was awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music, with a libretto by Mark Campbell is sung in French, English, German, Italian and Latin with English subtitles. The production was commissioned by the Minnesota Opera and is based on the Academy Award-nominated film Joyeux Noel.G
11:00 pm 
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw   Veteran newscaster Tom Brokaw and Tony Award-winning Les Miserables tenor Alfie Boe along with the choir's 360 singers and 150 instrumentalists in the Orchestra at Temple Square bring the audience members to their feet in the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Special guest is Utahn Gail "Hal" Havorsen, then 92, known as the "candy bomber" who dropped gum and chocolate for German children during the Berlin airlift of 1948-49.G
5:00 pm 
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas   George and The Man in the Yellow Hat are preparing for Christmas but each has no idea what to give the other for a present. They follow each other around town, hoping to discover a clue. They enlist the help of Hudley, the Pisghettis, Gnocchi, Bill, Betsy Steven and even Professor Wiseman. Three original songs are introduced along with other classic holiday music.G
6:00 pm 
Scheewe Art Workshop  "Winter Frosting"  The stunning beauty of nature's winter wonderland is captured on canvas. Lush trees and majestic mountains covered in sparkling snow is a delight to paint. A large brush is a necessity. D
6:30 pm 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Stockholm & Sweden"  Rudy visits a designer hotel and sips cocktails in a lounge built completely of ice. He tours the studios of glass artists and visits a medieval castle.G
7:00 pm 
New Scandinavian Cooking  "Costal Express"  Starting in the Sami territories of the Arctic, Andreas makes reindeer burgers with wild mushrooms, king crab cocktail and Arctic char with lamb-flavored potato gratin, all using produce he finds along the coast. D
7:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Winter In Valais, Switzerland"  In Memphis, Tennessee, a team cooks up beef tenderloin. In the backyard, Rick prepares pork tenderloin.G
8:00 pm 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Splendor of Winter"  The stillness of a snow-covered day can be beautifully captured on canvas, and Bob Ross shows you how. D
8:30 pm 
New Scandinavian Cooking With Tina Nordstrom  "Lappland: Ice Cold Cooking"  In the far north, Tina meets with the indigenous S#mi people, fishes on a frozen lake, competes in a reindeer race and visits a hotel made of ice. She also prepares hearty hunters stew, a traditional fish dish and a cloudberry dessert.G
9:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Alaska"  Fragments of the earth's crust drifted together to form Alaska. And they are still very much in the process of drifting and forming. And what they have formed is already the largest state in the United States of America. D
9:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Churchill's Beluga Whales and Polar Bears"  Joseph sees beluga whales frolicking in the Churchill River in the summer and the winter polar bear migration to the shores of the Hudson Bay.G
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Simple & Satisfying Vegetable Mains"  Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn about vegetarian cooking from Amanda Cohen at Dirt Candy. Back in the test kitchen, test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a great Mushroom and Leek Galette with Gorgonzola at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his favorite vegetable cleavers in the Equipment Corner. D
10:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Omelets with Guest Todd English"  The secret to making the perfect omelet - that's what's up on this week's episode of Simply Ming. Host Ming Tsai teams up with friend and celebrity chef, Todd English who share techniques from their French culinary training and create two delectable dishes: a Shitake Omelet with Crab Salad and Arugula Sauce and a Vidalia Onion Omelet with Lox Orecciette Pasta and Avocado-Cucumber Salsa. D
11:00 pm 
Taste This!  "Cooking with Salt"  Chef Joe's first stop is Tamba Bar and Grill in New York City. It's one of his favorite restaurants serving authentic Indian cuisine. Back in the test kitchen Chef Joe is entertaining and educating viewers on how to cook using a Himalayan Salt Brick. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Siena and Assisi: Italy's Grand Hill Towns"  Rick tours the innovative medieval hospital in Siena and a bakery that makes panforte. He explores the Chianti region and spends a night at a farmhouse where he learns about the Slow Food Movement before following the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi.G
5:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Gunfighter Nation"  Cultural historian and scholar Richard Slotkin has spent his adult life studying the violence that has swirled through American history and taken root deep in our culture. He has written an acclaimed trilogy on the myth of the frontier that has shaped our nation's imagination. In Regeneration through Violence, The Fatal Environment, Gunfighter Nation, and other works of history and fiction, he tracks how everything from literature, movies and television to society and politics has been influenced by this violent past ̶ including the gun culture that continues to dominate, wound and kill. D
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Vintage Idaho"  Idaho's wine industry, crushed by Prohibition, has been reborn during the last 35 years. This chronicle of a year in the vineyards visits wineries from Sandpiont to Glenns Ferry and meets people who are putting the "Potato State" on the wine trail map.G
6:30 pm 
Dialogue  "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother"  Liza Long, the author of the blog piece "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother" about her fear of her mentally ill son, discusses her experiences in the year since the piece was published. Long also discusses her forthcoming book and the needs of mentally ill youth in Idaho. She is a member of the Idaho Health and Welfare Region IV Children's Mental Heath Subcommittee.G
7:00 pm 
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8:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "Radio Unnameable"  Legendary radio personality Bob Fass revolutionized late night FM radio by serving as a cultural hub for music, politics and audience participation for nearly 50 years. Long before today's innovations in social media, Fass utilized the airwaves for mobilization encouraging luminaries and ordinary listeners to talk openly and take the program in surprising directions. Fass and his committed group of friends, peers, and listeners proved time and time again through massive, planned meetups and other similar events that radio was not a solitary experience but rather a platform to unite communities of like-minded, or even just open-minded, individuals without the dependence on large scale corporate backing. D
10:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Gunfighter Nation"  Cultural historian and scholar Richard Slotkin has spent his adult life studying the violence that has swirled through American history and taken root deep in our culture. He has written an acclaimed trilogy on the myth of the frontier that has shaped our nation's imagination. In Regeneration through Violence, The Fatal Environment, Gunfighter Nation, and other works of history and fiction, he tracks how everything from literature, movies and television to society and politics has been influenced by this violent past ̶ including the gun culture that continues to dominate, wound and kill. D
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5:30 pm 
Peg + Cat  "The Tree Problem/Another Tree Problem"  The Tree Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. When Cat is stuck in a tree, Peg needs to figure out how to get him down using three giant gifts. Primary Content: Spatial sense, solving a puzzle; Secondary Content: Direction, position. D
6:00 pm 
WordGirl  "Dinner Or Consequences, Part 1/Dinner Or Consequences, Part 2"  DINNER OR CONSEQUENCES, PART 1 - Dr. Two Brains is stealing all the city's milk and using it-with help from the unusually talkative Energy Monster-to superpower his new ray and turn the whole city into cheese! It's up to WordGirl to find the disappearing dairy and stop Dr. Two Brains. even if it means missing her family feast and having to face the consequences. Vocabulary Words: Feast, Consequences. D
6:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Little Howler"  Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags. They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack. They experience that wolves are a very social animal with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members. D
7:00 pm 
Cyberchase  "Unhappily Ever After"  Hacker, longing again for Wicked, devises a deliciously dreadful plan to impress her: He sneaks into Happily-Ever-Afterville, uncovers the Book of Unhappy Endings, releases them across the site and crowns himself king! Wicked, duly impressed, becomes his Queen and together they delight as unhappy endings unfold. To rescue the site, the CyberSquad must get the Book back from Hacker to recapture the unhappy endings, and seal it inside 3 nesting boxes with precisely fitting lids . all before sundown! Of course, Hacker has destroyed the lids, but the kids enlist the carpentry skills of one of the Three Little Pigs. D
7:30 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "It's Ruff in the Ring"  Ruff gets accidentally booked in a boxing match against the legendary boxer Whipped Cream McGee, so he sends Shreya out to learn how to box, and sends Marc and Marco to engineer a safe boxing helmet for him. D
8:00 pm 
Clifford's Puppy Days  "Heroes and Friends/The Cookie Crumbles"  Heroes and Friends: Clifford tries to be a "hero" to impress his beloved Emily Elizabeth. He soon learns that being called "my best friend in the whole world" can be just as rewarding as being called a "hero." The Cookie Crumbles: When Mrs. Z presents the kids with candy canes, they decide to make cookies to thank her. D
8:30 pm 
Arthur  "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh/The Best Day Ever"  So Funny I Forgot to Laugh - Arthur thinks his jokes about Sue Ellen's new sweater are all in good fun but Sue Ellen's feelings are hurt. Has Arthur become.a bully? The Best Day Ever - It's a beautiful afternoon and everyone is reminiscing about their "best days. D
9:00 pm 
Martha Speaks  "My Mother The Dog/Martha's Must-Have"  My Mother the Dog - Inspired by Ronald's parrot, Martha starts doing impersonations. It turns out her imitation of Helen's mom is spot-on. But when she starts answering phone calls in Mariella's voice, she gets a bit more than she bargained for. D
9:30 pm 
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas!   The Cat, Nick and Sally journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas in their first Christmas special. On the way, the Thinga-ma-jigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals and their individual abilities to continue the journey. The Cat is a trusted guide, helping families discover natural science concepts, with a generous helping of laughter and singing along the way.G
10:30 pm 
Peg + Cat  "The Tree Problem/Another Tree Problem"  The Tree Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. When Cat is stuck in a tree, Peg needs to figure out how to get him down using three giant gifts. Primary Content: Spatial sense, solving a puzzle; Secondary Content: Direction, position. D
11:00 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
11:30 pm 
Sesame Street  "Simon Says"  Telly has to practice paying attention, listening and controlling himself to prepare for a Simon Says Competition. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation (EF). D

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