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2:00 am 
Museum of Life  "Museum for a Modern World"  Host Jimmy Doherty goes behind the scenes at London's Natural History Museum to join people making new discoveries among the 70 million items in the collections. He first learns about Darwin's finches, Dippy the Diplodocus and a radical project aiming to hold back extinction. Part 1 of 6G
3:00 am 
Nature's Power Revealed  "Power of Fire"  This examination of the power of volcanoes looks at their effect on life at the time of eruption, how they have shaped Earth's landscape, and the constant churning cauldron of molten rock within Earth itself that finds its way to the surface through volcanic activity.G
4:00 am 
Survival: Lives in the Balance  "The Plant That Cures Malaria (Uganda)"  Too late to save his daughter, who died from contracting malaria, Clovis learns that the Artemisia plant can be cultivated on his farm in Uganda. A chemical extracted from Artemisia is the main ingredient of a drug that can cure malaria in the early stages of the disease. Clovis organizes other farmers into a cooperative to grow the plant only to run into a new company policy that may stand in the way of their efforts.G
5:00 am 
Ottomans Versus Christians: Battle for the Mediterranean  "Empire Builders"  Host Julian Davison begins in Istanbul, gateway between East and West, where he charts the rise of the Ottomans and their conquest of Constantinople, now transformed to Istanbul. He reveals the inner workings of the Ottoman system, secrets of its army, intrigues and power games of the Sultans, and the rise of the Ottoman Navy. He travels to Rhodes to explore the city and its conquest by the Ottomans. Part 1 of 3G
6:00 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   Same-Sex Marriage - In March the Supreme Court will hear arguments on an amendment that bans same-sex marriage In California, and on the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies same-sex couples who marry the same federal benefits accorded to heterosexual marriages. The Supreme Court decision will have broad implications and, as Tim O'Brien reports, one possible outcome of these cases could be the requirement that all states recognize gay marriage. Christmas Gift Giving - The tradition of giving Christmas presents is often tied to the magi, or wise men, who according to the Bible story, brought precious gifts to the baby Jesus. D
6:30 am 
7:00 am 
Second Opinion  "Mystery Diagnosis"  A fascinating discussion unfolds as doctors work to solve a mysterious medical case affecting a prominent Boston physician. Dr. Anne Louise Oaklander shares her mother's medical story, which was complicated by her mother's knowledge as a medical professional. Follow along as the life-altering problems are described and the surprising diagnosis is revealed. D
7:30 am 
Lidia Celebrates America  "Holiday Tables & Traditions"  Chef and culinary author Lidia Bastianich begins her new series of specials that celebrate culture through food by exploring the American immigrant experience through the revelry of the holidays. She first prepares a traditional Italian Christmas Eve La Vigilia (feast of the seven fishes) wth actor Stanley Tucci. Then she visits a Mexican-American holiday celebration in San Antonio, Texas, takes in Chinese New Year in San Francisco, and attends a Passover Seder in New York City.G
8:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Ganache with Guest Joanne Chang"  On this week's episode of Simply Ming, learn the art of making ganache, the simple mixture of chocolate and cream that's the heart of so many great desserts. Ming is joined by the James Beard nominated chef, Joanne Chang who shows how ganache can be whipped up into two mouth watering desserts: Chocolate Mousse Napoleon and Flourless Rum Nut Chocolate Cake. D
9:00 am 
Christina  "Italian Light"  Think you can't lose weight and enjoy an Italian feast? Sophia Loren famously said she owed her great looks to pasta and olive oil. The natural deliciousness of Italian cuisine can help you achieve the body of your dreams with its great balance of carbs, protein and fat. And with delicious dishes like Penne fra Diavolo, dieting has never been so yummy. D
9:30 am 
Martha Stewart's Cooking School  "Braising"  Braising is a busy cook's best friend, and here's why: with little hands-on time and no special equipment, this "low-and-slow" method produces hearty, consistently flavorful main courses and side dishes that belie their ease. It's also a great way to cook lean, inexpensive cuts of meat. Martha shows you which cuts are ideal for braising and the best ways to cook them, sharing recipes for classic pot roast, braised cabbage with apples and pulled pork sandwiches. D
10:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Roast Beef Dinner"  Chris visits the local butcher to learn about top sirloin. Then, Bridget shows Chris how to make affordable Roast Beef and Whipped Potatoes. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's tips and techniques for cooking with salt. D
10:30 am 
The Mind of a Chef  "Rotten"  There's something rotten in David Chang's kitchen - and that's a good thing. Rotten is delicious: katsuibushi in Japan, XO sauce, rotten bananas with Chef Christina Tosi, and kimchi. D
11:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Time to Grill"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Grilled Bone-In Pork Roast. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for whole fish baskets in the Equipment Corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite summertime kitchen gadgets. D
11:30 am 
Scrapbook Soup   Julie Fei-Fan Balzer uses pen and ink techniques in the first segment. She shows how to embellish Facebook and blog calling cards and a tin to hold them. Next, Emma Lou Beechy demonstrates how to make a three dimensional stamped flower without hand cutting to decorate a scrapbook page. D
12:00 pm 
Jerry Yarnell School of Fine Art  "Above The Waves, Part 3"  Jerry adds final highlights to the rocks and splashes of water over the rocks.G
12:30 pm 
1:00 pm 
This Old House  "Cambridge 2012/Window Seat, Stairs, Knee Walls"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook installs new granite steps, and host Kevin O'Connor helps general contractor Tom Silva build a timeless window seat and some MDF doors cleverly disguised as wainscoting. Master carpenter Norm Abram works on the treads and newel cap on the stairs, and the pine ceiling accents get whitewashed and lacquered. D
1:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Using Hand Planes/Repairing A Cracked Stone Walkway"  In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the proper way to use hand planes. Then, Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Roger helps a homeowner repair a cracked stone walkway. D
2:00 pm 
American Woodshop  "Country Corner Shelf"  Ancient recovered lumber is turned into a country furniture masterpiece. The shelves are a hybrid of two pieces. It is half corner cabinet and half corner desk. D
2:30 pm 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Laminated Bowl"  On this week's episode of Rough Cut, the Laminated Bowl. It's an awesome addition to any kitchen. Tommy demonstrates a super efficient method to make this bowl and crafting it to perfection on the lathe. D
3:00 pm 
MotorWeek  "Hyundai Santa Fe"  Road Test: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Road Test: 2013 Cadillac ATS Goss' Garage: Air Tools. D
3:30 pm 
America's Heartland   Saddle up for a rodeo riding school in Montana. Visit a California farm community pulling together to save pollinating honeybees. An Arkansas rancher rounds up a large and growing herd of buffalo. D
4:00 pm 
NOVA  "Secrets of Stonehenge"  Investigations inside and around Stonehenge and its environs are kicking off a new era of discovery and debate about one of England's best known relics of pre-history. New archaeological finds reveal possible answers as well as more questions. New sites include nearby cremations, remains of a 4,500-year-old village and Bluestonehenge about two miles away along an ancient "boulevard."G
5:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Orlando, FL - Hour One"  At the Orange County Convention Center, appraisers find a photo signed by the entire cast of "Bonanza" and a collection of drypoints by James McNeill Whistler, worth nearly $200,000. Part 1 of 3G
6:00 pm 
Priceless Antiques Roadshow   Specialist Penny Brittain explains how she saved a valuable piece of porcelain from being used for target practice. The show also follows a lucky ROADSHOW visitor all the way to the bank.G
6:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "North England's Lake District and Durham"  Rick hikes through the green mountain playground of the Cumbrian Lake District. He tours a slate mine and conquers stony summits. He also meets local residents, their dogs and sheep; plays cricket, hikes Hadrian's Wall; and is dazzled by Durham's Norman cathedral.G
7:00 pm 
The Lawrence Welk Show  "Songs of the 70's"  The cast sets the mood with "Tie a Yellow Ribbon." Johnny Zell and the band play "Feelings." Guy and Ralna sing "I Write the Songs", and Ava Barber sings "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue."G
8:00 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Christmas 1981"  Staff members of Grace Brothers decide that the 90th birthday of old Mr. Grace calls for a special celebration. Their idea that a search of the Grace family tree to create a special coat of arms for the old gentleman produces astonishing results!G
8:32 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances Christmas Specials  "1993"  Hyacinth buys tickets for a holiday cruise on the Queen Elizabeth 2, looking forward to meeting a better class of person than one meets in such circumstances. Unknown to her, Onslow wins tickets for the same voyage.G
9:31 pm 
Outnumbered  "Christmas 2011"  When granddad is taken seriously ill, he is planted in the hospital from hell, which is likely to disrupt everyone's holiday. Meanwhile, Sue's friend Jean is looking after the Brockman house with her ex-con boyfriend.G
10:30 pm 
My Family  "Abi Ever After"  On the eve of their big day, Roger and Abi get cold feet thanks to their respective mothers. For this accident-prone pair, anything could happen before the ceremony, and apparently Ben comparing marriage to "being in a boxing ring" has not been helpful.G
11:00 pm 
Doctor Who Series  "The Doctor's Wife"  The Doctor follows a Time Lord distress signal to a mysterious asteroid in a Bubble Universe, unsure if there could be another living Time Lord out there. But the asteroid hides a secret, which could threaten the existence not only of the TARDIS crew, but of the TARDIS itself.G
2:00 am 
Secrets of the Dead  "China's Terracotta Warriors"  When the first emperor of China wanted an extravagant tomb for his journey into the afterlife, he decreed he would be protected by an army. Artisans have less than two years to complete the massive project using the technology of 2,200 years ago to construct 8,000 life-sized, painted figures. Archaeologist Agnes Hsu shows how it might have been done.G
3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Jewel of the North"  The water is so clear and the colors so intense that people sometimes mistake photographs of Priest Lake for Hawaii! In the 1920's silent-movie star Nell Shipman came to the most northern of Idaho's big lakes to produce her silent films. Today the area is a magnet for campers, fishermen, rock climbers, skiers and anyone who loves magical settings.G
3:30 am 
Dialogue  "Miss Representation"  Filmmaker Jennifer Seibel Newsom talks with host Marcia Franklin about making the documentary, Miss Representation, which explores how inaccurate portrayals of women by the media are connected to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.G
4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Camouflage Challenge"  Elmo is taking pictures of his friends when they hear someone say something. It's Camouflage Carla! She is camouflaging and blending into the wall behind her. Elmo and Rosita want to camouflage too! Camouflage Carla tells them to join The Camouflage Club. D
5:00 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha to the Rescue/Martha Camps Out"  Martha to the Rescue - Martha is inspired by her favorite show, "Courageous Collie Carlo." Martha Camps Out - Ronald finds out that Helen and Alice plan to go camping and warns them about Big Minnie, a mythical monster who lives in the woods.G
5:30 am 
Super Why!  "The Frog Prince"  Princess Pea wants to do ballet, and Spider wants to spin webs, so how will these two friends play together? To find some answers, the Super Readers check out The Frog Prince and meet another Princess who can't see eye to eye with her friend! Will the Super Readers be able to help the Princess and the Frog kiss and make up? Educational Objectives: To learn about compromise, practice the alphabet and rhyme with UMP words. Preschoolers discover that the power to read will change the story. D
6:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel Waits For Show And Tell/A Night Out At The Restaurant"  Daniel Waits for Show and Tell - Daniel is so excited to share a book he made with his class at "show and tell," but he's finding it very difficult to wait. He finds that singing on Trolley, playing during science time and imagining make the waiting much easier! A Night Out at the Restaurant - Daniel and his family are going out to dinner, and Katerina is coming too. Daniel and Katerina have a hard time waiting at the restaurant, but soon learn ways to make the waiting time easier. D
6:30 am 
WordWorld  "Playing Spies/Wee Little Whale"  Playing Spies: When Sheep and Duck think that Dog has a secret, they decide to play "spy" to figure out the mystery. As they secretly watch Dog, they discover he wants to build a word with the "oo" sound. But will they be caught before they can guess Dog's secret? Wee Little Whale: Sheep rescues a tiny whale who is stuck in some seaweed and brings her home to her haystack. D
7:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Camouflage Challenge"  Elmo is taking pictures of his friends when they hear someone say something. It's Camouflage Carla! She is camouflaging and blending into the wall behind her. Elmo and Rosita want to camouflage too! Camouflage Carla tells them to join The Camouflage Club. D
8:00 am 
Clifford's Really Big Movie   Worried that he costs too much to feed, Clifford runs away to join a carnival act and help win a lifetime supply of Tummy Yummies. D
9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Tiny and the Crocodile/Meet The Grandparents"  Team Pteranodon travels to Dienosuchas Swamp to meet Deanna Dienosuchas, a 40 foot crocodile with many big teeth, and a crabby attitude. Tiny leads the way to warm up Deanna who turns out to be more friendly and less scary than our kids imagined. The Pteranodon kids have special visitors - their Grandma and Grandpa! The kids delight in realizing they share similar traits with their grandparents (laughs, expressions, and interests), and love showing Grandma and Grandpa around the nest area and playing some games they all like. D
10:00 am 
The Electric Company  "Spooky Summer Soiree"  For the yearly Spooky Summer Soiree costume party, The Electric Company decides to dress up as animals dressed as monsters. Jessica and Marcus don't have their costumes yet, and Annie Scrambler, with the help of Gilda, has bought all of the costumes at the discount costume store. Marcus and Jessica hit the neighborhood sidewalk sales to find what they need while staying within their budget. D
10:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Birds of a Feather"  When Aviva reveals that dancing is just not her thing, Chris and Martin set out in the New Guinea forest to inspire her to give dancing a try by uncovering some of the greatest dancers in the creature world - the Birds of Paradise. They soon find that the male birds use their showy bright feathers and extraordinary dances to display to potential female mates that they are healthy and strong. But when the gang gets caught up in Donita's plan to capture these fashionable birds for her latest clothing line, Aviva must put her dancing skills on the line to save them. D
11:00 am 
WordWorld  "Playing Spies/Wee Little Whale"  Playing Spies: When Sheep and Duck think that Dog has a secret, they decide to play "spy" to figure out the mystery. As they secretly watch Dog, they discover he wants to build a word with the "oo" sound. But will they be caught before they can guess Dog's secret? Wee Little Whale: Sheep rescues a tiny whale who is stuck in some seaweed and brings her home to her haystack. D
11:30 am 
WordGirl  "Highway to Havarti/Tiny Big"  Highway to Havarti - The Botsford Family vacation gets diverted when Becky discovers that Dr. Two-Brains is going to be performing his latest heist at the International Cheese Exposition. Tiny Big - Mr. Big manufactures the ultimate teen idol, Tiny Big, to steal WordGirl's thunder and brainwash the town into spending all their money on pop star merchandise. D
12:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Jewel of the North"  The water is so clear and the colors so intense that people sometimes mistake photographs of Priest Lake for Hawaii! In the 1920's silent-movie star Nell Shipman came to the most northern of Idaho's big lakes to produce her silent films. Today the area is a magnet for campers, fishermen, rock climbers, skiers and anyone who loves magical settings.G
12:30 pm 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Puebla: Food from a Colonial Jewel"  Travel with Pati to the state of Puebla to see why it isn't just the site of the legendary Cinco de Mayo battle - it's also home to some of Mexico's most luscious, delectable culinary treats. Creamy Poblano Soup; Chicken Tinga; Glazed Santa Clara Cookies. D
1:00 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Flowers, Flowers Everywhere"  Katie adds color and life to every room with floral hoops and framed flowers then puts a new twist on classic recipes, including lemon thyme pound cake and rosy fudge. D
1:30 pm 
Paint This With Jerry Yarnell  "Heaven On Earth, Part 1"  (18x24 Acrylic). Mottle sky, foreground, and painting mountains in this opening segment. Jerry takes his students thru the process of creating a semi-stormy sky, by using a special mottling technique. D
2:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Economical Offal"  Pork Liver Pate; Roast Sausage With Potatoes; Braised Sweetbreads In Mirepoix; Braised Tongue With Lentils. D
2:30 pm 
On Story  "Comedy That Resonates"  Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld writer/producer Alec Berg and BRIDESMAIDS director and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig pull back the curtain to show how they create comedy that resonates with us all. Followed by the hilarious short film SPIT by writer/director Benjamin Hayes. Paul will never have his first kiss until he overcomes his fear of saliva. D
3:00 pm 
Dialogue  "Miss Representation"  Filmmaker Jennifer Seibel Newsom talks with host Marcia Franklin about making the documentary, Miss Representation, which explores how inaccurate portrayals of women by the media are connected to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.G
3:30 pm 
MotorWeek  "Hyundai Santa Fe"  Road Test: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Road Test: 2013 Cadillac ATS Goss' Garage: Air Tools. D
4:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Gnocchi and Panzanella"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make foolproof Gnocchi at Home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for rotary graters. Then, Chris discusses with science expert Guy Crosby the science of soil and its effect on the taste of tomatoes. D
4:30 pm 
Passport to Adventure  "Rocky Mountain Parks of Alberta, Canada"  Landing in Edmonton, we step directly into Canada's railroad history before embarking on the scenic train ride to Jasper. Touring the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, we stalk elk with our lenses, ride the "Sno Coach" onto a glacier, hike, canoe and learn about the early adventurers that made this area a renowned mountaineering center, and a mecca for nature lovers from around the globe. D
5:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Special: The Making of Globe Trekker"  Cameras turn on a GLOBE TREKKER crew on the road to capture how the series is filmed.G
6:00 pm 
The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2012   The White House tradition celebrates its 90th year with a musical program, a presidential message, and throwing the switch for lighting on the 28-foot-tall Colorado blue spruce from Virginia. Singer James Taylor headlines the performances that include Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Colbie Caillat and Phillip Phillips.G
7:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Monsters of Folk"  The five musical monsters - each a songwriter and each an acclaimed musician in his own right - pack the set with Americana-infused folk ballads and raucous Southern rock romps. Much of it is from the collaborative songs of their debut self-titled release.G
8:00 pm 
Live From Lincoln Center  "The Richard Tucker Opera Gala"  The Richard Tucker Music Foundation features its 2012 award winner, soprano Ailyn Perez, joined by baritones Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Gerald Finley, mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina, tenors Stephen Costello and Marcello Giordani, bass Ildar Abdrazakov, bass-baritone Erwin Schrott and others onstage in a program of favorite arias and ensembles, including selections by Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti, Massenet, Mascagni, Handel and Wagner. Maestro Patrick Summers, artistic and music director of Houston Grand Opera, leads the lineup of luminaries, supported by members of the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Choral Society. The broadcast will include a feature on Perez, as well as backstage interviews with the artists. D
10:00 pm 
Song of the Mountains   Corklickers; Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder; Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road. D
11:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Monsters of Folk"  The five musical monsters - each a songwriter and each an acclaimed musician in his own right - pack the set with Americana-infused folk ballads and raucous Southern rock romps. Much of it is from the collaborative songs of their debut self-titled release.G
2:00 am 
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science  "Session 2. Every Rock Tells A Story"  How can we use rocks to understand events in the Earth. D
3:00 am 
Teaching Channel Presents  "High School English"  High School English: We'll see how teachers, including 2010 National Teacher of the Year, Sarah Brown Wessling, are working to implement the Common Core State Standards. As students are asked to go deeper into every text they read, we'll see them dissecting, discussing, and debating their way through complex lessons. D
4:00 am 
Growing Old in a New Age  "Family and Intergenerational Relationships"  Profiles older people as spouses and grandparents and looks at how elders help sustain family traditions and culture. Older adults describe the satisfaction and stress of caring for spouses and frail parents. D
5:00 am 
Art of the Western World  "Realms of Light"  Part I: The Church's campaign to counter the Reformation relied on dramatic depictions of religious scenes, such as those of Caravaggio and Bernini. Part II: The royal courts in Spain and the wealthy burghers in the Netherlands commissioned major paintings by Velazquez and Rembrandt and shaped their content. D
6:00 am 
Pedal America  "Bike The Vine - Napa Valley, California"  Come for the wine, but stay for the cycling. From Calistoga to the city of Napa, Ira David pedals his way along wineries and art museums to showcase Napa Valley as a family-friendly bicycling destination. D
6:30 am 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Sacramento California"  By the time the California gold rush of 1849 was over, Sacramento Valley, where it all started, had become one of the world's great agricultural centers. Burt takes us to a walnut grove to see some of the most ecologically advanced farming, tours the state capital, explains how the citizens of Sacramento tricked the legislators into moving there, and discovers why Nancy Reagan refused to live in the governor's mansion. D
7:00 am 
OpenRoad  "California Coast"  California's Colorful Coast - Start with Big Sur's dramatic mountain summits, travel down to the spectacular shoreline and dive deeper as Doug scuba dives Big Sur's many aquatic delights. Best of the West - Outdoor adventures - Kayak in Kauai and climb the largest volcano on earth. Legend of the West - Scientist and collector, Ray Bandar. D
7:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "California: Pasta - The Ultimate Showcase"  Lidia returns to California to visit Andy Boy farm and learns all about broccoli rabe. Later, Lidia meets up with Dino Cortopassi, owner of Corto Olive, to hear his family's colorful culinary history. Join Lidia and Grandma in the kitchen as she makes Baked Stuffed Shells, Penne with Artichokes, and Bacon Orecchiette with Andy Boy's Broccoli Rabe. D
8:00 am 
OpenRoad  "Surprising California"  Surprising California - Unexpected pleasures and high-flying adventures abound as Doug surveys beautiful Clear Lake and the surrounding wine country from a historic biplane. Also visit the hot to the touch and still under construction, Lassen Volcanic National Park. Best of the West - Romance of the Rails - various railways including White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. D
8:30 am 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Napa Valley, California"  Napa Valley is the home to some of our most innovative chefs. Burt tours the valley and introduces us to some of the signature dishes at the best restaurants. We find out why California is the nation's leading dairy state, meet one of the most successful wine makers and find out how prohibition saved the business. D
9:00 am 
Travelscope  "Naturally Los Angeles"  While most visitors head for Hollywood or Rodeo Drive, Joseph introduces viewers to some of Los Angeles' little-known treasures from hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains and wine tasting in Malibu to the Venice Beach drum circle - a weekly celebration of the city's diversity. D
9:30 am 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "San Francisco, California"  San Francisco is a city whose present day gleam began with the discovery of glittering gold. The people who settled San Francisco came from all over the world and as they mixed together they established the traditions that make San Francisco what it is today. We'll look at the city's unique history, love of opulence and appreciation of good food. D
10:00 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Naturally Vegetarian Mexican"  Forget soy and tofu; these are authentic Mexican recipes where produce, fruits and vegetables are naturally the stars. Zucchini Soup with Tortilla Crisps; Cactus Paddle Tostadas; Fluffy Plantain and Pecan Bread. D
10:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Cilantro & Bacon"  Guest Chef: Michael Schlow. For the premiere of his fifth season, Ming stirs things up with a whole new approach to East-West cooking! Making things simpler than ever, Ming focuses on two main ingredients: one East, one West. For this episode, Ming uses cilantro and bacon to grill up a uniquely flavorful dish-Swordfish-Bacon Kebabs with Asian Gremolata, and a Bacon-Cilantro Fried Rice. D
11:00 am 
Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef  "Stack It with Style"  On today's show, Chef Keller shows how to add great pizzazz to food presentations by creating Beautiful stacks. First, he's pairing corn pancakes with two different kinds of salmon plus a dab of caviar. His second stack includes crab, avocado and tomato. D
11:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Eastern Seaboard: A Shell of a Good Time"  NULL
12:00 pm 
Churchill  "Destiny"  Sir Ian McKellen narrates this examination of the complex man behind the legends. The first segment tells of Winston Churchill's early life, his search for glory on the battlefield and political rise and fall. Part 1 of 3G
1:00 pm 
Artifacts & Fiction: Workshop In American Literature  "Workshop 7. Ritual Artifacts"  From Victorian calling cards to Puritan gravestones, ritual artifacts reveal how humans create and define order in their lives. This session explains how to apply close reading skills to sacred and secular ritual objects to enrich understanding of the cultural setting of a literary text. D
2:00 pm 
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science  "Session 2. Every Rock Tells A Story"  How can we use rocks to understand events in the Earth. D
3:00 pm 
Teaching Channel Presents  "High School English"  High School English: We'll see how teachers, including 2010 National Teacher of the Year, Sarah Brown Wessling, are working to implement the Common Core State Standards. As students are asked to go deeper into every text they read, we'll see them dissecting, discussing, and debating their way through complex lessons. D
4:00 pm 
Growing Old in a New Age  "Family and Intergenerational Relationships"  Profiles older people as spouses and grandparents and looks at how elders help sustain family traditions and culture. Older adults describe the satisfaction and stress of caring for spouses and frail parents. D
5:00 pm 
Art of the Western World  "Realms of Light"  Part I: The Church's campaign to counter the Reformation relied on dramatic depictions of religious scenes, such as those of Caravaggio and Bernini. Part II: The royal courts in Spain and the wealthy burghers in the Netherlands commissioned major paintings by Velazquez and Rembrandt and shaped their content. D
6:00 pm 
Pedal America  "Bike The Vine - Napa Valley, California"  Come for the wine, but stay for the cycling. From Calistoga to the city of Napa, Ira David pedals his way along wineries and art museums to showcase Napa Valley as a family-friendly bicycling destination. D
6:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Sacramento California"  By the time the California gold rush of 1849 was over, Sacramento Valley, where it all started, had become one of the world's great agricultural centers. Burt takes us to a walnut grove to see some of the most ecologically advanced farming, tours the state capital, explains how the citizens of Sacramento tricked the legislators into moving there, and discovers why Nancy Reagan refused to live in the governor's mansion. D
7:00 pm 
OpenRoad  "California Coast"  California's Colorful Coast - Start with Big Sur's dramatic mountain summits, travel down to the spectacular shoreline and dive deeper as Doug scuba dives Big Sur's many aquatic delights. Best of the West - Outdoor adventures - Kayak in Kauai and climb the largest volcano on earth. Legend of the West - Scientist and collector, Ray Bandar. D
7:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "California: Pasta - The Ultimate Showcase"  Lidia returns to California to visit Andy Boy farm and learns all about broccoli rabe. Later, Lidia meets up with Dino Cortopassi, owner of Corto Olive, to hear his family's colorful culinary history. Join Lidia and Grandma in the kitchen as she makes Baked Stuffed Shells, Penne with Artichokes, and Bacon Orecchiette with Andy Boy's Broccoli Rabe. D
8:00 pm 
OpenRoad  "Surprising California"  Surprising California - Unexpected pleasures and high-flying adventures abound as Doug surveys beautiful Clear Lake and the surrounding wine country from a historic biplane. Also visit the hot to the touch and still under construction, Lassen Volcanic National Park. Best of the West - Romance of the Rails - various railways including White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. D
8:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Napa Valley, California"  Napa Valley is the home to some of our most innovative chefs. Burt tours the valley and introduces us to some of the signature dishes at the best restaurants. We find out why California is the nation's leading dairy state, meet one of the most successful wine makers and find out how prohibition saved the business. D
9:00 pm 
Travelscope  "Naturally Los Angeles"  While most visitors head for Hollywood or Rodeo Drive, Joseph introduces viewers to some of Los Angeles' little-known treasures from hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains and wine tasting in Malibu to the Venice Beach drum circle - a weekly celebration of the city's diversity. D
9:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "San Francisco, California"  San Francisco is a city whose present day gleam began with the discovery of glittering gold. The people who settled San Francisco came from all over the world and as they mixed together they established the traditions that make San Francisco what it is today. We'll look at the city's unique history, love of opulence and appreciation of good food. D
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Pasta, Please"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make foolproof Spaghetti and Meatballs. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews sous-vide machines in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison updates a recipe for the perfect Spring Vegetable Pasta. D
10:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Cilantro & Bacon"  Guest Chef: Michael Schlow. For the premiere of his fifth season, Ming stirs things up with a whole new approach to East-West cooking! Making things simpler than ever, Ming focuses on two main ingredients: one East, one West. For this episode, Ming uses cilantro and bacon to grill up a uniquely flavorful dish-Swordfish-Bacon Kebabs with Asian Gremolata, and a Bacon-Cilantro Fried Rice. D
11:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Kicking Up The Classics"  Joanne and her student Lauren give comfort food a kick preparing a 30 minute lamb and black bean chili and hiding a red pepper jelly surprise inside corn muffins. Recipes: Thirty-Minute Lamb and Black Bean Chili and Spicy Red Pepper Jelly-Filled Corn Muffins. Student: Lauren Eastman, Public Relations Executive. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "North Wales: Feisty and Poetic"  Rick takes in Mount Snowdon, medieval castles and Victorian promenades. He learns a bit of Welsh, follows a miner deep into a slate mine, and herds sheep with a clever dog.G
2:00 am 
Nightly Business Report   This is the eve of a critical weekend for retailers. Will stores be filled with buyers? Or, just browsers? The answer could decide how this holiday season turns out. NBR's Suzanne Pratt reports from New York. D
2:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Linda Bradley, M.D. (The Cleveland Clinic)/Jakob Dylan (musician). D
3:00 am 
Summer Sun, Winter Moon   A symphony inspired by the Lewis and Clark expedition brings together two individuals from different worlds: Rob Kapilow, a celebrated composer trying to breathe new life into classical music, and Darrell Robes Kipp, a Blackfeet Indian poet fighting to save his language from extinction. SUMMER SUN, WINTER MOON tells the story of how their unexpected collaboration creates a unique work of art from the perspective of American Indians today. D
4:00 am 
4:30 am 
5:00 am 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   Workers' Rights: After Michigan becomes the 24th right-to-work state, women represented by unions are worried about their rights. Protecting Afghan Women: The United Nations calls for more protection for women in Afghanistan, as U.S. troops slowly draw out their support. D
5:30 am 
Asian Voices  "Outlook 2013"  NULL
6:00 am 
Need to Know   RAY SUAREZ ANCHORS. Correspondent Stacey Tisdale travels to Memphis to examine if the city's experimental "Family Rewards" program is helping combat poverty. The program pays low-income students and their parents for everything from good attendance and good grades to regular visits to doctors and dentists. D
6:30 am 
7:00 am 
Titanic with Len Goodman   Once a welder for the company that built the ship, the "Dancing With the Stars" judge examines the impact of the sinking on the thousands of affected families. He reveals tales from among the handpicked men who helped build the ship and then died with her, and the ship's band. He uncovers the stories of 700 emigrants on board, and descendants of wealthy ancestors who survived the tragedy, only to pay for their lives with their reputations.G
8:00 am 
Saving The Titanic   With an ensemble cast and based on eyewitness accounts, this historical drama seeks to tell what happened in the engine and boiler rooms after the collision through the story of nine men from the engineering crew. These men fight to hold back the sea and keep the ship's power systems running even as they learn that all is lost.G
9:00 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Reducing Taxes"  Guests: Robert Amodeo, Head of Municipal Investments, Portfolio Manager, Western Asset Management Company; Christine Benz, Director of Personal Finance, Morningstar Inc. The tax man cometh and he will be collecting more from investors next year. This week's Consuelo Mack WealthTrack features Western Asset Management's top municipal bond investor Robert Amodeo and Morningstar's personal finance guru Christine Benz, who suggest ways you can minimize the pain. D
9:30 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   Same-Sex Marriage - In March the Supreme Court will hear arguments on an amendment that bans same-sex marriage In California, and on the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies same-sex couples who marry the same federal benefits accorded to heterosexual marriages. The Supreme Court decision will have broad implications and, as Tim O'Brien reports, one possible outcome of these cases could be the requirement that all states recognize gay marriage. Christmas Gift Giving - The tradition of giving Christmas presents is often tied to the magi, or wise men, who according to the Bible story, brought precious gifts to the baby Jesus. D
10:00 am 
Independent Lens  "Garbage Dreams"  Three teenage boys, born into the trash trade, grow up in the world's largest garbage village on the outskirts of Cairo. When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each boy is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community.G
11:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Jewel of the North"  The water is so clear and the colors so intense that people sometimes mistake photographs of Priest Lake for Hawaii! In the 1920's silent-movie star Nell Shipman came to the most northern of Idaho's big lakes to produce her silent films. Today the area is a magnet for campers, fishermen, rock climbers, skiers and anyone who loves magical settings.G
11:30 am 
Dialogue  "Miss Representation"  Filmmaker Jennifer Seibel Newsom talks with host Marcia Franklin about making the documentary, Miss Representation, which explores how inaccurate portrayals of women by the media are connected to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.G
12:00 pm 
Need to Know   RAY SUAREZ ANCHORS. Correspondent Stacey Tisdale travels to Memphis to examine if the city's experimental "Family Rewards" program is helping combat poverty. The program pays low-income students and their parents for everything from good attendance and good grades to regular visits to doctors and dentists. D
12:30 pm 
1:00 pm 
Titanic with Len Goodman   Once a welder for the company that built the ship, the "Dancing With the Stars" judge examines the impact of the sinking on the thousands of affected families. He reveals tales from among the handpicked men who helped build the ship and then died with her, and the ship's band. He uncovers the stories of 700 emigrants on board, and descendants of wealthy ancestors who survived the tragedy, only to pay for their lives with their reputations.G
2:00 pm 
Saving The Titanic   With an ensemble cast and based on eyewitness accounts, this historical drama seeks to tell what happened in the engine and boiler rooms after the collision through the story of nine men from the engineering crew. These men fight to hold back the sea and keep the ship's power systems running even as they learn that all is lost.G
3:00 pm 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   Workers' Rights: After Michigan becomes the 24th right-to-work state, women represented by unions are worried about their rights. Protecting Afghan Women: The United Nations calls for more protection for women in Afghanistan, as U.S. troops slowly draw out their support. D
3:30 pm 
Asian Voices  "Outlook 2013"  NULL
4:00 pm 
European Journal  "The Abortion Debate Flares In Ireland"  Ireland: Abortion - yes or no: In Ireland the debate on abortion legislation has flared up again. The trigger was the death of a woman who was not allowed to terminate. Since then, thousands have taken to the streets to vent their anger against the strict ban on abortion. D
4:30 pm 
Linkasia   NULL
5:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Fiscal Cliffs and Fiscal Realities"  When it comes to America's economic health, all anyone seems to talk about is the "fiscal cliff," and the perils of our inevitable plunge. But media's favorite metaphor is distracting us from actual and crucial fiscal realities. On the next Moyers & Company (check local listings), independent political and economic analysts Bruce Bartlett and Yves Smith join Bill in a discussion that's become as rare as it is necessary -- why are Washington insiders talking about the deficit crisis and not the jobs crisis? Bartlett, former advisor to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, got into hot water with fellow conservatives when he aired concerns about the direction of their ideology and wrote critically of the second George Bush. D
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Jewel of the North"  The water is so clear and the colors so intense that people sometimes mistake photographs of Priest Lake for Hawaii! In the 1920's silent-movie star Nell Shipman came to the most northern of Idaho's big lakes to produce her silent films. Today the area is a magnet for campers, fishermen, rock climbers, skiers and anyone who loves magical settings.G
6:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Miss Representation"  Filmmaker Jennifer Seibel Newsom talks with host Marcia Franklin about making the documentary, Miss Representation, which explores how inaccurate portrayals of women by the media are connected to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.G
7:00 pm 
Need to Know   RAY SUAREZ ANCHORS. Correspondent Stacey Tisdale travels to Memphis to examine if the city's experimental "Family Rewards" program is helping combat poverty. The program pays low-income students and their parents for everything from good attendance and good grades to regular visits to doctors and dentists. D
7:30 pm 
8:00 pm 
Titanic with Len Goodman   Once a welder for the company that built the ship, the "Dancing With the Stars" judge examines the impact of the sinking on the thousands of affected families. He reveals tales from among the handpicked men who helped build the ship and then died with her, and the ship's band. He uncovers the stories of 700 emigrants on board, and descendants of wealthy ancestors who survived the tragedy, only to pay for their lives with their reputations.G
9:00 pm 
Saving The Titanic   With an ensemble cast and based on eyewitness accounts, this historical drama seeks to tell what happened in the engine and boiler rooms after the collision through the story of nine men from the engineering crew. These men fight to hold back the sea and keep the ship's power systems running even as they learn that all is lost.G
10:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Fiscal Cliffs and Fiscal Realities"  When it comes to America's economic health, all anyone seems to talk about is the "fiscal cliff," and the perils of our inevitable plunge. But media's favorite metaphor is distracting us from actual and crucial fiscal realities. On the next Moyers & Company (check local listings), independent political and economic analysts Bruce Bartlett and Yves Smith join Bill in a discussion that's become as rare as it is necessary -- why are Washington insiders talking about the deficit crisis and not the jobs crisis? Bartlett, former advisor to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, got into hot water with fellow conservatives when he aired concerns about the direction of their ideology and wrote critically of the second George Bush. D
11:00 pm 
Linkasia   NULL
11:30 pm 

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