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January 15, 2013
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9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Decoding Neanderthals"  A team led by geneticist Svante Paabo announces in 2010 they have reconstructed much of the Neanderthal genome, and the analysis shows modern humans and their Neanderthal cousins interbred widely outside Africa. The film looks at these findings and a range of new evidence for Neanderthal self-expression and language.G
10:00 pm 
Everyday Edisons  "An Idea, An Invention, An Opportunity"  See what happens when we post our casting calls for new inventions and product ideas online! Thousands of "would-be inventors" submit their ideas and it's a challenge for our Everyday Edisons team to narrow it down to the top finalists. Things really get exciting when we fly them to Charlotte for the "red carpet" treatment complete with paparazzi, cocktail reception and a gourmet dinner. Facing the judges the next day nerves, tears and exultation overwhelm the hopeful contenders as they know they must dazzle the judges with their presentations. D
10:30 pm 
Everyday Edisons  "Finally! Finalists!"  Drum roll please! 50 hopefuls become 11 chosen inventors for Everyday Edisons this season and their reactions are from stunned to exuberance. In this episode, we meet the inventors and learn what makes them tick. We go to their homes via Skype and HomeCam, see what inspires them and watch just how they came up with their unique inventions. D
11:00 pm 
History of Science  "What Is Out There?"  Michael Mosley, science presenter for the BBC, begins the miniseries with the story of one of the great upheavals in human history - the understanding that the Earth is not the center of the cosmos, but one of billions of bodies in a vast and expanding universe. Part 1 of 6G
8:30 pm 
Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way  "Breaking with Tradition"  Jacques makes skillet apple Charlotte, cooked in a single pan. He substitutes turkey breast for veal in turkey scallopini with morels.G
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Cold-Weather Comfort"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making Easy Caramel Cake. Then, host Christopher Kimball uncovers the tips and techniques for perfect cake making. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make foolproof Split Pea and Ham Soup. D
9:30 pm 
Coastal Cooking with John Shields  "Clambake"  Clambake Master Ned Lightner of coastal Maine takes viewers through the real deal: how to shop for, prep for and cook for a clambake. Other recipes include Bar Harbor Lobster Bisque, Cannon Beach Marionberry Cobbler. Kitchen Goddess Andrea reveals how to use imaginative beach goods for inventive food presentation. D
10:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Swimming Upstream"  Most people, including Joanne, absolutely adore salmon. She begins by nestling salmon rillete in endive, and then, with her student Jerry, bakes salmon in the ultimate symbol of love, a paper heart. Recipes: Smoked Salmon Rillete/Endive, Salmon and Spring Vegetables Baked in Paper, and Lemon Tarragon Rice. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "The Best of Slovenia"  In the little-visited and underrated alpine country, Rick begins in the capital city of Ljubljana, enjoys the mountain resort of Lake Bled, ventures into the Julian Alps, goes spelunking in a gigantic cave, and swims with Slavs in a charming Adriatic port.G
11:00 pm 
Invitation to World Literature  "Odyssey"  Odysseus must travel the known and unknown world before he can return home to his beloved island kingdom of Ithaca. What does this ancient story say to readers today? In this program, Odysseus's story is given ancient and modern historical and philosophical context, and illustrated with centuries of art. Featured are theater director Mary Zimmerman, actor-director Tim Blake-Nelson, and psychologist/author Jonathan Shay. D
11:30 pm 
Invitation to World Literature  "The Bacchae"  The city of Thebes is torn apart by the conflicting demands of reason and religion, as the disguised god Dionysus returns to his home town demanding to be worshipped. Opposing him is the young king Pentheus, who is doomed to suffer the ultimate punishment for his disbelief. Featured speakers include world-renowned playwright/author Wole Soyinka, actor Alan Cummings, and Daniel Mendelsohn of Bard College. D
8:30 pm 
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10:00 pm 
Aspen Institute Presents  "Our Planet: 7 Billion and Counting"  Speakers: Helene Gayle, Joel Achenbach, David Breashears, Richard Daley. D
11:00 pm 
Nature  "Cuba: The Accidental Eden"  In 2008, NATURE produced "Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean" revealing how the isolation of Cold War politics accidently protected the island's ecosystems and wildlife. Now NATURE returns to compare contemporary Cuba with Caribbean neighbors, who have poisoned or paved over their ecological riches, and to speculate how Cuba's natural treasures are now facing an onslaught by the 21st century.G
8:30 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "Discovering Darkness"  On an early morning, Sid wakes up while it's still dark outside. Sid and his friends investigate and observe what happens when a light source is completely blocked--creating darkness. It turns out everything stays the same in the dark, because darkness is just the absence of light. D
9:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Bear's Bed Sled/Sh-Sh-Shark!"  Bear's Bed Sled - Bear is excited about sledding on the first day of snow, but her plans change when she hurts her toe and is unable to ride her sled. It's up to her friends to come up with a solution that will let Bear stay in bed and go sledding at the same time. Sh-Sh-Shark! - Shark is misunderstood. D
9:30 pm 
Caillou  "Changing Plans"  Caillou learns to cope with change. It's raining outside but there is no stopping Caillou! He sees a robin catch a worm and is thrilled when he finds a worm of his own. When Leo calls to invite Caillou over to play, Caillou isn't sure at first if he wants to go since he's having such a great time by himself. D
10:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "A Game for Everyone, A Sports Adventure"  Barney, Baby Bop, BJ and the kids are planning a Sports Day in the park. When they meet Jill, a new friend who is too shy to participate, Barney explains that Jill might just need a little encouragement to join the fun. In the end, Sports Day is a huge success for everyone. D
10:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Just Being You"  Express Coming Through - At Knapford Station, Dowager Hatt is having a welcome to Sodor party. Sir Topham Hatt asks Thomas to take the visitors on a tour of Sodor. Thomas asks the visitors to ride on the Express but it's too heavy for Thomas. D
11:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Electricity"  Electricity is a basic form of energy. Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guest scientist Dr. John Gardner, Director, CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute, Boise State University, answer students' questions about electricity.G
11:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Itchy Martha/Martha and the Thief of Hearts"  Itchy Martha - Martha can't keep her paws away from her itchy ear mites. Martha and the Thief of Hearts - The gang decides to make homemade valentines for each other.G

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