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January 15, 2013
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1:30 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
2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Unmuffins"  Something funny is going on. The Pranksters are being very helpful and The Electric Company is being awfully unfriendly. Will Jessica be able to fix things so everyone is back to normal?. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Mousezilla/Villain School"  Mousezilla - Team Botsford goes head-to-head against Team Heaslip in the citywide scavenger hunt. Dr. Two-Brains and Tobey have also teamed up to create a mighty, metal Mouse-Zilla robot to attack the city and steal all its cheese. Will WordGirl be able to defeat Mouse-zilla and help the Botsford's win the scavenger hunt? Vocab words: Collaborate, Quest Villian School - In an attempt to inspire some novice villains, The Coach invites his prize student, The Whammer, to speak at his new school for Evil Villains and Arch Enemies. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Quillber's Birthday Present"  It's Aviva's birthday, and Chris and Martin decide to collect shed porcupine quills to make a beautiful necklace as a gift. As they tag along with an African Crested Porcupine, they discover that animals have different ways and even some highly specialized features to defend themselves from predators. For example, porcupine quills are modified hairs, designed by nature into a deadly defense. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Ecohaven Cse"  Someone has stolen the legendary cyberbeast Choocroca from cybersite EcoHaven, and the only clue is the culprit's footprint. Using the principles of "body math," the CyberSquad has to sleuth out who took Choocroca, and rescue the massive beast. The suspects are members of a safari team -- one of them is secretly working for Hacker, who wants to capture the creature and use it to takeover Cyberspace. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "How Much Frosting Can You Bear?"  Grandma Ruffman takes over today's show. Her friends Fig and Tucker's person is getting married, so she calls upon Ruff and the FETCHers to help her with the wedding gifts! She sends Rubye and Jay to meet up with some experts at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center to engineer a bear-proof picnic basket for the couple. Meanwhile Shreya, Emmie, Marc, and Marco bake the bride and groom's actual wedding cake!. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "D.W. Beats All/Buster The Myth Maker"  D.W. Beats All - After the Tibbles get a set of drums to play at the music festival, D.W. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Unmuffins"  Something funny is going on. The Pranksters are being very helpful and The Electric Company is being awfully unfriendly. Will Jessica be able to fix things so everyone is back to normal?. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Facebook wants you to think graphical. NBR's Erika Miller takes a look at the new way to track your friends. The comeback in the housing market could be a boon for truck sales. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Himalaya with Michael Palin  "Leaping Tigers, Naked Nagas"  Palin follows the Yangtze River along Tiger Leaping Gorge and reaches the easternmost end of the Himalayas in Southwest China. He visits a celebrated Mosuo singer, gets a medical check-up with an octogenarian herbalist, and explores medieval Lijiang. He heads over Myanmar (Burma) to Nagaland in India. He meets reformed headhunters, visits tea estates, and loses a tug of war with an elephant. Part 5 of 6G
8:00 pm 
Pioneers of Television  "Funny Ladies"  This episode features the first standup comediennes to appear on television - legends such as Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. It also looks at Lucille Ball's breakthrough on "I Love Lucy" and the sitcom stars who followed, including Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White and Marla Gibbs. The episode covers television's most enduring variety star, Carol Burnett, and features interviews with contemporary actresses including Tina Fey and Margaret Cho. D
9:00 pm 
The Abolitionists: American Experience  "The Abolitionists, Part Two"  Frederick Douglass escapes slavery and joins William Lloyd Garrison in the anti-slavery movement. After fleeing to England to escape recapture, Douglas returns to the U.S. in 1847 to launch his own anti-slavery paper. John Brown reveals his radical plan to raise an army, attack plantations and free the slaves. Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1852. Part 2 of 3G
10:00 pm 
Frontline  "Inside Obama's Presidency"  Former Idahoan and producer Michael Kirk takes a probing look at the first four years of Barack Obama's presidency. With inside accounts from his battles with his Republican opponents over health care and the economy to his dramatic expansion of targeted killings of enemies, FRONTLINE examines the president's key decisions and the experiences that will inform his second term.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Mimic"  While exploring why some animals mimic the looks of others, Martin and Chris encounter a cheetah cub and its mom. But before they know it, evil fashion designer, Donita Donata, 'cat-naps' the startled mom right in front of their eyes. The Wild Kratts team springs into action on a rescue mission before Donita adds the momma cheetah to her new fall line. D
2:00 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
2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play a blues chord progression often used in jazz tunes, an easy bluesy-sounding trick for your right hand and the signature lick from Marc Cohn's "Walking In Memphis." We also go on-location with five-time Grammy nominee, David Benoit, and gain his insights on what it's like performing in a major concert tour. Other featured artists include Bradley Sowash, Dave Powers and David Tolley. D
3:00 pm 
Life On Fire  "Volcano Doctors"  The Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Colombia, Chile and Italy all have large populations living at the foot of active volcanoes. To avoid disasters, volcanologists are asked to anticipate and warn, to be prophets and to analyze the volcanoes' slightest tremors.G
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 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
6:00 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
6:30 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
7:00 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
8:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Alien Invasion"  This program explores the impact that invasive species and viruses have on environmental and human health around the world. Increasingly, foreign animal and plant species jump national and international boundaries and wreak havoc on ecosystems that offer no natural resistance or predators to the unwelcome guests. Alda looks at some of the most egregious aliens and what's being done to control them. D
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
1:30 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Newton's Laws"  Newton lays down the laws of force, mass, and acceleration. D
2:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Fifties"  World War II is fought to its bitter end in the Pacific and the world lives with the legacy of its final moment: the atomic bomb. Professor Miller continues the story as veterans return from the war and create new lives for themselves in the '50s. The GI Bill, Levittown, civil rights, the Cold War, and rock 'n' roll are discussed. D
2:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Sixties"  Professor Scharff weaves the story of the Civil Rights movement with stories of the Vietnam War and Watergate to create a portrait of a decade. Lyndon Johnson emerges as a pivotal character, along with Stokely Carmichael, Fanny Lou Hamer, and other luminaries of the era. D
3:00 pm 
DragonflyTV  "At The Zoo"  Tiger toys: Chelsea and Camille invent enrichment equipment for zoo animals. Julian and Sabrina "go to the dogs," creating sound spectrum snapshots of prairie dog barks to explore animal communication. And DRAGONFLY TV asks: How do you weigh a whale?. D
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "What to Do with a Windfall"  Congratulations - you have a windfall! Now what? Take a look at some investment alternatives and how to evaluate them based on time, risk, and rate of return. Meet several young entrepreneurs who were faced with a financial opportunity and see where they decided to invest their money. D
4:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Unmuffins"  Something funny is going on. The Pranksters are being very helpful and The Electric Company is being awfully unfriendly. Will Jessica be able to fix things so everyone is back to normal?. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Ecohaven Cse"  Someone has stolen the legendary cyberbeast Choocroca from cybersite EcoHaven, and the only clue is the culprit's footprint. Using the principles of "body math," the CyberSquad has to sleuth out who took Choocroca, and rescue the massive beast. The suspects are members of a safari team -- one of them is secretly working for Hacker, who wants to capture the creature and use it to takeover Cyberspace. D
5:00 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
5:30 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
6:00 pm 
Cuisine Culture  "Chef Yoram Nitzam"  NULL
6:30 pm 
Martha Stewart's Cooking School  "Butchering"  Fifth-generation New York City butcher Evan Lobel joins Martha for a master class on meat. Together, they teach viewers how to choose and cook the best cuts of meat, from tender to lean. Not only will this episode make you a better cook, but it will save you money as well. D
7:00 pm 
Hometime  "Kitchen & Mud Room Remodel 3"  Dean and Miriam finish rough-ins, insulation, dry wall and priming to get ready for new cabinets. D
7:30 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
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Santa Fe, New Mexico"  For over 12,000 years, Native Americans have been living in the area around Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Spanish arrived in the 1600s and eventually the two cultures blended together to form one of the most interesting societies in America. In this program, we take a helicopter tour of some of the most beautiful parts of the Southwest, visit the oldest church in the United States, and discover how the native tribes used modern ledger paper to preserve their heroic legends and personal stories. D
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
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Nature  "A Murder of Crows"  Often dismissed by humans as a general nuisance, crows are social creatures that chat with each other in at least two different dialects and as many of 250 distinct calls. They mate for life, mourn their dead and raise their young for up to five years. The show reports on research by University of Washington professor John Marzluff, as well as work at New Zealand's University of Auckland and Austria's Konrad Lorenz Institute.G
5:00 pm 
Aspen Institute Presents  "Our Planet: 7 Billion and Counting"  Speakers: Helene Gayle, Joel Achenbach, David Breashears, Richard Daley. D
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Trip to the Moon"  One early traveler called it the strangest 75 square miles in North America. Characterized by one of the only continental hot spots in the world, Craters of the Moon encompasses three quarters of a million acres of lava flows, sagebrush, rolling hills... and a few surprises. Part of it is managed by the National Park Service, as a national monument. And it may be as close as any of us will ever come to a trip to the moon.G
6:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Annette Gordon-Reed: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  The historian speaks with host Marcia Franklin during the Sun Valley Writers' Conference. Gordon-Reed won the 2008 National Book Award and the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for her book on Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings slave family, which he owned.G
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Facebook wants you to think graphical. NBR's Erika Miller takes a look at the new way to track your friends. The comeback in the housing market could be a boon for truck sales. D
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
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

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