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January 15, 2012
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12:00 pm 
Closer to Truth  "How Many Universes Exist?"  More than one universe? A ridiculous question no more! How could multiple universes be generated, and can we ever find evidence, one way or another? Talk about expanding your horizons: you can't imagine what's in store!. D
12:30 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
1:00 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
1:30 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
2:00 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
2:30 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
3:00 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
3:30 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
4:00 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
5:00 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
6:00 pm 
Game Changers   The program tells of a pilot program in to identify high-ability people in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), fund their training at four universities and create new teacher-preparation programs that focus on the skills and knowledge needed in the Information Age. Follow the individuals who received a $30,000 stipend, completed the newly created master's degree program, then worked in Indiana's high-need rural and urban schools.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
12:00 pm 
Parents and Teens Behind The Wheel   PARENTS AND TEENS: BEHIND THE WHEEL examines where teens form their driving habits and explores the influence of parental behavior on the conduct of newly licensed teens. Throughout the film, independently controlled cameras capture the often nerve-wracking role-reversal as teens assume control of the wheel and the parent adapts to the role of passenger. PARENTS AND TEENS follows five families over the course of six months, documenting the real-life issues they face during the first few attempts at driving. D
1:00 pm 
Need to Know  "Sexual Politics"  MARIA HINOJOSA ANCHORS. Need to Know looks at "Sexual Politics" -- how the Republican candidates' opposition to gay marriage will affect the outcome of the nomination fight and the general election. David Brody, political correspondent for the Christian Broadcasting Network, is interviewed. D
1:30 pm 
2:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Business Structures"  What structure is right for your future business? It's not just "incorporated" anymore. Join us and learn about LLCs, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and more. Examine the pros and cons of each business structure and discover which one could be right for you. D
2:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Avalanche Safety/ Fishing Quotas/ Music In Nature"  Students take a level-one avalanche course with regional expert Glenn Kessler. Musicians Deklun and Pace travel from Mount Hood to the coast with their electronic/trumpet musical improvisations to play for nature.G
3:00 pm 
NOVA  "Bombing Hitler's Dams"  Behind the Allies' 1943 Lancaster bomber attack that destroys two gigantic dams in Germany's industrial heartland lies extreme engineering challenges and the work of British engineer Barnes Wallis. NOVA re-creates the six spectacular experiments necessary to successfully overcome technical obstacles. Experts adapt a vintage World War II DC4 for the work and establish a test site in Canada.G
5:00 pm 
Martin Luther  "The Reluctant Revolutionary"  The Catholic Church uses all of its might to try and silence Luther, including accusations of heresy and excommunication. Protected by his local ruler, Frederick the Wise, Luther continues to write radical critiques of the Church.G
6:00 pm 
Haiti: Where Did The Money Go?   In a disaster the size of Haiti's January 2010 earthquake, it might seem like only the big NGOs and government agencies could handle it. But 10 months after, with millions of Haitians left without some of the most basic necessities, the smaller players were doing some of the best work. Filmmaker Michele Mitchell and the Film@11 team speak to members of small NGOs and independent businessmen who were on the ground in November helping Haitians protect themselves against Hurricane Tomas and the cholera outbreak. D
7:00 pm 
Billy The Kid: American Experience   This is a story of a child born to impoverished Irish immigrants, who leads a hardscrabble, itinerant life, coming of age in a lawless corner of New Mexico. An Irish immigrant ring controls all money-making endeavors, with the Mexican population frequently cheated out of property. Henry McCarty, known as Billy the Kid, is ensnared in a centuries-old Irish-English conflict on the plains of the Southwest.G
8:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Tulsa, OK - Hour Two"  Highlights of the visit to the "Oil Capital of the World" include a first edition of To Kill a Mockingbird with an inscription by Harper Lee. A rare 1924 Gibson F-5 Lloyd Loar mandolin, stored in a farmhouse closet since the Great Depression, is valued at $175,000. Part 2 of 3G
9:00 pm 
Martin Luther  "The Reluctant Revolutionary"  The Catholic Church uses all of its might to try and silence Luther, including accusations of heresy and excommunication. Protected by his local ruler, Frederick the Wise, Luther continues to write radical critiques of the Church.G
10:00 pm 
Haiti: Where Did The Money Go?   In a disaster the size of Haiti's January 2010 earthquake, it might seem like only the big NGOs and government agencies could handle it. But 10 months after, with millions of Haitians left without some of the most basic necessities, the smaller players were doing some of the best work. Filmmaker Michele Mitchell and the Film@11 team speak to members of small NGOs and independent businessmen who were on the ground in November helping Haitians protect themselves against Hurricane Tomas and the cholera outbreak. D
11:00 pm 
Billy The Kid: American Experience   This is a story of a child born to impoverished Irish immigrants, who leads a hardscrabble, itinerant life, coming of age in a lawless corner of New Mexico. An Irish immigrant ring controls all money-making endeavors, with the Mexican population frequently cheated out of property. Henry McCarty, known as Billy the Kid, is ensnared in a centuries-old Irish-English conflict on the plains of the Southwest.G
12:00 pm 
Assessment In Math and Science: What's The Point?  "Is This Going to Count?"  Assessment does not compete for valuable teaching time; it is teaching time. This workshop shows how embedding assessment into everyday curriculum turns performance tasks into learning activities. Well-designed assessment allows teachers to shape subsequent instruction according to what their students have and have not understood. D
1:30 pm 
Connecting with the Arts: A Teaching Practices Library, 6-8  "Two Dance Collaborations"  In a first-time collaboration, a dance teacher and a science teacher combine forces to explore the laws of motion with a seventh- and eighth-grade dance class. At another school, a dance teacher and a math teacher work with sixth graders on imaginative interpretations of the idea of circles. D
2:00 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Atmospheric Pollution"  Once released, air pollutants react chemically with each other under solar radiation to become even more dangerous secondary pollutants. A company in the Northeast U.S. tracks the emission of pollutants at street level, while an international long-term study follows plumes of pollution from Mexico City across the continent and beyond. D
2:30 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Earth's Changing Climate"  Tropical glaciers are the world's thermometers; their melting is a signal that human activities are warming the planet. A California project tries to predict whether natural ecosystems will be able to absorb enough additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the next 50 years to mitigate the full impact of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions. D
3:00 pm 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 5. Emerging Infectious Diseases"  New diseases arise and old diseases, such as malaria and influenza, are returning with renewed vigor. This session studies the complex causes and far-reaching impacts of emerging infectious diseases around the globe. D
3:30 pm 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 6. Hiv and Aids"  Studying individuals with natural resistance to HIV has led to insights into the infection process and may produce new treatments or a vaccine. This session explores recent developments in the study of HIV and AIDS, the future global impact of the current infection levels, and the ethical issues surrounding current research and treatments. D
4:00 pm 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 6-8  "Workshop 1. Introducing Our Literary Community"  Meet the eight teachers and their schools featured in the video programs. Learn the guiding principles through which they form their classes into engaged literary communities. Dr. Langer weaves the framework, talking about the ways effective readers interact with text and the ways teachers can foster this kind of learner. D
5:00 pm 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Pasta Milanese, Mudrica, and Stuffed Artichokes. D
5:30 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Vegetable Plates"  Vegetable entrees are incredibly tasty, and yes, they're good for you! Grilled Shiitake, Sweet Potato and Eggplant Kabobs are colorful and delicious. They go really well with creamy sesame miso sauce. Sara's Giant Stuffed Mushrooms, a nod to Mom's bite-size hors d'oeuvres, use hearty portobellos to make them more of a meal. D
6:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters"  Rick explores the capitals of Finland and Estonia to sample each country's history, art and distinct love of life. In Helsinki, he finds a neoclassical old town, modern flair for design and steamy saunas. Tallinn offers medieval charms and new-found prosperity.G
6:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Greece - Cruising The Isles"  A Greek Island cruise sounds like a bit of a cliche, but not when Joseph and the crew of Travelscope make landing on some of the Goddess Athena's special children. There's plenty of ancient history and beautiful scenic bays to explore, but the real life of the voyage is the opportunity to pull the small cruise ship right up to the docks and discover the heart and soul of the Greek isles and the people who inhabit them. There's always a story to be told and a laugh to share around a table of great food, local wine and music. D
7:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Shape and Form"  After pointing out examples at the Garden Home Retreat, Allen heads to Kentucky for a tour of Churchill Downs race track. He also visits the Arkansas governor mansion, where bare root roses are being planted.G
7:30 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
8:00 pm 
For Your Home  "Kitchen Modernization Part 2"  NULL
8:30 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Reuse"  Katie finds ingenious ways to use those pesky leftovers. In the kitchen, Katie makes tacos and radish salsa, poached fruit and refreshing herb popsicles. Projects: cork potholder and decorative teacup candelabra. D
9:00 pm 
Knit & Crochet Today  "Teens Get Stitching"  Today we are stitching up stylish projects for teenagers. Knitting & Crochet are huge trends on the teen scene and we've got a couple of projects that are sure to be a hit. First up a Tunisian crochet belt and then a sweet knit purse. Guest interview with crafts & literacy scholar Dr. Linda Williams, Ph.DG
9:30 pm 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Welcome Home"  Donna paints a wooden outdoor sign, then shows how to make a colorful flag for indoors or out.G
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Shrimp in a Skillet"  Host Christopher Kimball reveals how to buy the freshest shrimp on the market. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make Greek-Style Shrimp at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of feta cheese. D
10:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Chicago: Chicago's Italian Beef Sandwich"  NULL
11:00 pm 
Theater Talk   Actors Elaine Paige and Ron Raines discuss their roles in the hit Broadway revival of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's Follies, now a hit at the Marquis Theatre. Also on the show, The New York Times' Charles Isherwood explains why he is refusing to review the plays of the celebrated writer Adam Rapp any longer, and how his decision could be a boon to both the playwright and his newspaper's readers. D
11:30 pm 
Closer to Truth  "Fallacies In Proving God Exists"  The more I want God to exist, the more I must question proofs of God's existence. "Bad arguments for God" scare me. Maybe all the "God Arguments" are bad? I hope not. D
12:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Cuba: An African Odyssey Part 2"  From Che Guevara's military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in South Africa, 300,000 Cubans fought alongside African revolutionaries. Cuba, an African Odyssey is the previously untold story of Cuba's support for African revolutions, one of the Cold War's most vigorous contests over resources and ideology. D
1:00 pm 
Globalization at the Crossroads with Hernando de Soto   Globalization has produced unprecedented prosperity in the past 60 years, yet the vast majority of the world's population - 80 percent - remains excluded from the system by Byzantine legal procedures and political repression. No matter how hard they work, they never can get ahead and reap the rewards of their enterprise. Shot on location across four continents, GLOBALIZATION AT THE CROSSROADS documents the disparities of wealth feeding that desperation, and suggests a solution in the work of renowned Peruvian economist, author and property rights activist Hernando de Soto and his Institute for Liberty and Democracy. D
2:00 pm 
Secrets of the Dead  "The World's Biggest Bomb"  Beginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists engaged in a dangerous race to build and detonate the world's largest bomb. The results exceeded all expectations about how big a bomb could be built. The United States led the way, but then left the field clear for the Soviet Union to break all records. D
3:00 pm 
Frontier Visionary: George Catlin and the Plains Indians   Painter George Catlin began documenting Native Americans of the Great Plains in the 1830s and painted portraits, family life, dances, games and hunting parties. The voices of Native Americans today detail this encounter of two cultures.G
3:30 pm 
Death of the Old West   In 1909 a group of Oklahoma residents - many of them community leaders - avenge the murder of a popular local rancher and former U.S. Deputy Marshall A. A. "Gus" Bobbitt by lynching the four men suspected of the crime. This vigilante act rips apart the community and brings shame to citizens struggling to distance themselves from backwater violence.G
4:00 pm 
Global Voices  "The Team"  In the wake of Kenya's 2007 election violence, Kenyans scramble to produce a dramatic TV soap opera series about a fictional soccer team, hoping taboo storylines can bridge deep ethnic divisions. THE TEAM explores whether the lowliest of art forms can achieve the loftiest of ideals: transformative social change. D
5:00 pm 
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
6:00 pm 
Game Changers   The program tells of a pilot program in to identify high-ability people in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), fund their training at four universities and create new teacher-preparation programs that focus on the skills and knowledge needed in the Information Age. Follow the individuals who received a $30,000 stipend, completed the newly created master's degree program, then worked in Indiana's high-need rural and urban schools.G
7:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Cuba: An African Odyssey Part 2"  From Che Guevara's military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in South Africa, 300,000 Cubans fought alongside African revolutionaries. Cuba, an African Odyssey is the previously untold story of Cuba's support for African revolutions, one of the Cold War's most vigorous contests over resources and ideology. D
8:00 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
8:30 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
9:00 pm 
Global Voices  "The Team"  In the wake of Kenya's 2007 election violence, Kenyans scramble to produce a dramatic TV soap opera series about a fictional soccer team, hoping taboo storylines can bridge deep ethnic divisions. THE TEAM explores whether the lowliest of art forms can achieve the loftiest of ideals: transformative social change. D
10:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Bhutto"  This film captures the life and death of Benazir Bhutto, who broke the Islamic glass ceiling as the first woman leader of a Muslim country. Beloved by Pakistan's people, she was reviled by the nation's military establishment and male-dominated ruling class. More than two years after her death from a suicide bomber, Bhutto remains a divisive figure, a symbolic metaphor for the fight between terrorism and moderation.G

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