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January 15, 2012
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1:00 am 
Nature  "Kangaroo Mob"  Street-smart kangaroos are moving into Australia's capital city along with ecologists who follow their every move. Cameras follow mob leader, Black Spot; kangaroo mother, Madge, and her two joeys; mischievous Sonny and pouch-bound Alice, during one drought-stricken year.G

2:00 am 
Frontline  "A Perfect Terrorist"  The November 26, 2008 attack on Mumbai has been called the most spectacular terror attack since 9/11. The attackers belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani militant group, but India later learned that an operative who had been casing the city for two years had been chosen for the job because he had the perfect cover: he was an American citizen.G

3:00 am 
MI-5   An explosion at a gas processing plant threatens the national energy supplies. With low reserves and on the verge of running out, the country turns to Tazbekstan for help, but that country's official wants a free hand to wipe out his enemies on British soil. The team investigates the official's motives while England decides if the price is too high.G

4:00 am 
William and Mary   Mary is dealing with a truant son and an unusual birth, while her mother is determined to fix up Mary with ex-boyfriend Rick.G

5:00 am 
America Beyond The Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr.  "East Coast: Ebony Towers"  Gates travels from Boston to New York City and Washington, D.C., to learn whether the new black power elite in government and business represents genuine progress for black America. Part 3 of 4G

6:00 am 
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  "Board Games & Musical Fun with Ella Jenkins"  Mister Rogers visits with folk singer Andy Holiner and a group of kids at Brockett's Bakery. MR listens to Andy and kids and sings with them. In Make-Believe, it's the day of the Poetry reading. D

6:30 am 
Curious George  "Follow That Boat/Windmill Monkey"  Follow That Boat - Steve needs an A to pass his history class and his model papyrus boat is sure to make the grade. George helps him test the boat in Endless Park's pond, but a sudden rainstorm sweeps it down the sewer grate! While searching for the boat, Steve and George learn that debris from the street ends up in the ocean. Will they ever find Steve's little boat in the big ocean or will he be taking history again next year? Educational Objective: To recognize that waste needs to be disposed of properly to prevent unnecessary harm to the environment. D

7:00 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

7:30 am 
Peep and the Big Wide World/Pocoyo  "Soap Opera/Diva Duck"  Soap Opera - Quack and Chirp get into a singing duel. (Poor Peep!) Their operetta is interrupted by the discovery of a sweet-smelling, slippery something-or-other that makes bubbles. Diva Duck - Quack is preparing for yet another one of his concerts, which means he must stay in his pond and NOT SPEAK. D

8:00 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Be Cool/Elephant Walk"  Be Cool - Phew, it's hot outside! How are Sally and Nick going to stay cool? Cat suggests that they should visit some friends in the Dizzle-dazzle Desert to learn how to keep cool. They learn that some animals are light coloured, some stay out of the sun, and some, like Tommy the coolest toad around, just mooove sloooow. Nick and Sally take their advice, but Cat has an even better idea - run through a sprinkler! Elephant Walk - When building a toy construction set, Nick and Sally wonder if there's such thing as a one-thing-does-it-all tool. D

8:30 am 
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps  "Angelina and Super Polly/Angelina's Dance Like A Cake"  Angelina and Super Polly - Polly adores a book about a mouseling girl who acquires superhero powers when she hears a trumpet fanfare. Polly starts to think maybe she has superpowers, too! She gets a fanfare recording from her father, but after several failed attempts it becomes clear that Polly has no superpowers at all. Vici, Marco, and Angelina explain that everyone is super at something - like dance, or telling stories, or being a good friend. D

9:00 am 
Bob the Builder  "Following Clues (Pt. 3)"  Dizzy Finds a Pirate - Fixham Theatre needs work completed before the performance of The Legend of Brickbeard, with actor and theatre manager Richard Olivier in the lead role. When Dizzy tells the team that she has seen Brickbeard backstage, Spud and Scrambler believe he's returned to stop them from finding the Golden Hammer. Later Dizzy realizes that it wasn't Brickbeard, she saw but Richard Olivier rehearsing for the play. D

9:30 am 
Franny's Feet  "Halloween Harvest/Going Ape!"  Halloween Harvest - At a fall fair, Franny helps a friend so she can attend a big costume party! Going Ape! - Franny travels to the Rock of Gibraltar where she learns about macaque monkeys, cave formations, and being brave. D

10:00 am 
Thomas & Friends  "Kindness with Friends"  Percy's New Friends - Percy wants to make friends with the wild animals on Sodor. When he approaches a squirrel, it runs away. He tries to make friends with a bird but it flies away. D

10:30 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

11:00 am 
Idaho Reports 2012   Idaho Public Television's weekly coverage of the Idaho Legislature with host Greg Hahn begins. The one-hour show continues through adjournment.G

12:00 pm 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   Angelina Jolie's Directorial Debut: The Academy Award winning actress turned director, and the stars of her new movie, "In the Land of Blood and Honey", sit down to discuss the movie's influence and the role of powerful women in Hollywood. Michelle Obama on Twitter: The First Lady created a Twitter account this week to show her commitment to her husband's campaign as well as her desire to play a major role in the upcoming Presidential election. Panelists: Rep. D

12:30 pm 

1:00 pm 
Painting and Travel with Roger & Sarah Bansemer  "Withlacoochee River"  Roger and Sarah float on a pontoon boat down the Withlacoochee river on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Roger paints a landscape from the deck of the boat and later they tour the unspoiled village known as Yankeetown. D

1:30 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Fresh from the Clothesline: Quilts and Small Projects, Part 2"  Learn to add a touch of nostalgia to fresh new quilting projects. Quilting doesn't always refer to "bed quilts." Join Nancy and guest Darlene Zimmerman for innovative ways to use reproduction fabrics and designs, 1930s-1940s inspired, to quickly stitch 21st century projects. D

2:00 pm 
Quilting Arts  "Patchwork Party"  Contemporary patchwork is in, and today's episode opens with a discussion of fabric choices between Pokey and Pippa Eccles, who also show how to create a table runner for all seasons. Next, learn a unique method for piecing from Malka Dubrawsky as she demonstrates a simple Y piecing technique that allows you to machine stitch complex triangle and hexagon configurations. Last is a visit from Leslie Tucker Jenison, who joins Pokey for a Save My UFO segment to solve design dilemmas from viewers. D

2:30 pm 
Hometime  "Exterior Harmony: Windows"  HOMETIME explores the blending of exterior elements in new home constructions with a focus on windows as well as the installation of a landscape bridge. D

3:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Router Table Upgrades & Add-Ons"  Learn all the basics of a router table: from making a laminated top to getting a perfect-fitting insert plate. You'll learn step-by-step how to make a rock-solid router table top. Plus, the Woodsmith editors give their top picks for accessories and add-ons that will make any router table work harder. D

3:30 pm 
This Old House  "Bedford Project, Part 15 of 16"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook oversees the finish going down on the driveway - a thin layer of liquid asphalt and stone that ends up looking like a gravel driveway, without the maintenance. Inside, master electrician Allen Gallant installs a new LED strip light at the old fireplace to give the brick surround a warm glow. Decorative painter Tony Bevilacqua shows host Kevin O'Connor how he created a bright custom canvas wall covering for the new powder room. D

4:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Upgrading Electrical Service; Attracting Butterflies to Gardens"  Electrician Scott Caron works with a homeowner to upgrade his electrical service from 100 to 200 amps. Then, landscape contractor Roger Cook visits a garden designed to attract butterflies. D

4:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Growing Hydroponically; No Dirt Required"  Space challenged or not, growing hydroponically (without soil) offers lots of advantages, from fewer pest and diseases to being able to grow your own, no matter where you live.or work. We show a brand new system using shipping containers to grow restaurant quality produce hydroponically, drop in on a New York city dweller creating hydroponic window gardens and go shopping to show you what it takes to start your own system, even on very little money. D

5:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "On Winner-Take-All Politics"  Bill Moyers leads a new series of conversation and ideas, that concerns itself with the state of democracy and the state of affairs, but specializes in the back story of current events. A range of scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers bring context, insight and meaning to topics under discussion.G

6:00 pm 
William and Mary   William's daughter, Julia, goes missing when his attention is concentrated on Mary. Meanwhile Mary is suspended from her midwife's duties for endangering a baby's life, and William makes a memorial service go with a bang.G

7:00 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

7:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Bighorn Release, Photogeology, Willamette Valley Fen"  This follow-up on 60 years of bighorn restoration in historic sheep country near the John Day Fossil Beds finds one group of rams who took a wrong turn. A tour of Jordon Craters and Leslie Gulch exposes the wonders of Oregon geology.G

7:59 pm 
Himalaya with Michael Palin  "Passage By India"  Palin detours into Punjab to reach the only official border crossing between Pakistan and India and then travels to nearby Amritsar, the Sikh citadel and site of the Golden Temple. He takes the toy train, "the Himalayan Queen," to Shimla, then north to Kashmir. He heads to Dharamsala for an audience with the Dalai Lama. Part 2 of 6G

9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey (S2 E2)"  Downton Abbey becomes a convalescent home for wounded soldiers to ease overcrowding at the hospital. O'Brien is shocked to find Isobel Crawley giving most of the orders and suggests Thomas might aide Cora, now relegated to the background. Violet tries her best to undo Matthew's engagement to Lavinia while remaining convinced there is more to Lavinia's relationship with Sir Richard than meets the eye. Part 2 of 7G

10:00 pm 
New Tricks  "Big Topped"  Sandra learns her police detective father killed himself while under investigation for corruption. Meanwhile, a woman asks the team to look into the death of the man she has recently discovered was her biological father.G

11:00 pm 
Stephen Tompkinson Australian Balloon Adventure   Stephen's bid to win Australia's biggest balloon competition kicks off in a dramatic fashion when his maiden flight over South Australia's Flinders Ranges ends in a crash landing at 40 miles per hour. Part 1 of 3G

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