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December 15, 2012
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5:00 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
6:00 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
7:00 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
9:00 pm 
Song of the Mountains   Corklickers; Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder; Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road. D
10:00 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
11:00 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
5:00 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
5:30 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
6:00 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
6:30 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
7:00 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
7:30 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
8:00 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
8:30 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
9:00 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
9:30 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
10:00 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
10:30 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
11:00 pm 
Learning Math: Measurement  "Video 7. Circles and Pi"  Investigate the circumference and area of a circle. Examine what underlies the formulas for these measures, and learn how the features of the irrational number pi (π) affect both of these measures. D
11:30 pm 
Learning Math: Measurement  "Video 8. Volume"  Explore several methods for finding the volume of objects, using both standard cubic units and non-standard measures. Explore how volume formulas for solid objects such as spheres, cylinders, and cones are derived and related. D
5:00 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
5:30 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
6:00 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
6:30 pm 
7:00 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
8:00 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
9:00 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
10:00 pm 
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11:00 pm 
11:30 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
5:00 pm 
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
5:30 pm 
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
6:00 pm 
Cyberchase  "Father's Day"  It's the annual Father's Day Parade in Tikiville, and Creech's father, Max (Matthew Broderick), is this year's Cyberdad of the Year. Max was once a schoolmate of Hacker's - and continually bested Hacker in all of their endeavors. Hacker has decided it's time to get even and this time he's got a really clever plan. D
6:30 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Shrimp A La Cart"  Ruff thinks his "Crustationery" is a great idea. Customers will write letters on crustaceans, which will then be delivered across the Atlantic Ocean by racecar. The service will be a huge success. D
7:00 pm 
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
8:30 pm 
Curious George  "Relax!/The Box and the Hound"  Professor Wiseman gets plenty of stress during a picnic with George and the Man with the Yellow Hat.G
9:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Flower Power/Snowman's Land"  Flower Power - Sally's mom has a cold, so Sally wants to pick her some colorful flowers to make her feel better. The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally to the forest of Flora-Fah-Zoom where they meet three different creatures that all depend on flowers to live. Sally decides to make her mother a picture of their adventure in Flora-Fah-Zoom instead of picking a flower that animals need in order to survive. D
9:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Nutcracker"  Princess Pea doesn't know what to do about her friend Sleeping Beauty who is very, very grumpy! Super Why and his friends dance their way into the story of The Nutcracker, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's memorable music, to find out why the Mouse King is so cranky and give an innovative twist to the holiday classic. But will the super readers be able to restore magic to The Land of Sweets? Educational Objectives: To learn a cheer-up strategy, sing the alphabet, identify the letters F, L, and Y, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. D
10:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Don's Winter Wish/Festival of Lights"  When the Pteranodon family travels back to the North Pole, Don declares that it's his "winter wish" to see snow fall again. When a big blizzard comes, and even the Dinosaur Train gets snowed in, Don worries that his wish brought the blizzard. He's especially worried for his new friend, Soren Sauronitholestes, who is sitting on a nest of her eggs, out in the blizzard. D
10:30 pm 
Sesame Street  "The Very End of X"  Big Bird and Snuffy are the hosts of "The Letter of the Day Show" on Sesame Street! The only problem is that the letter they were supposed to introduce and sing about is broken into two straight pieces. Big Bird and Snuffy need help determining which letter it is, so they use the guests on the show as clues. Their first guest is a box, which begins with the letter "B", so they think the letter must be "B". D
11:30 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Thank You, Grandpere Tiger!/Neighborhood Thank You Day"  Thank You, Grandpere Tiger! - Grandpere Tiger comes to visit, but is only in town for a short while. Daniel is sad that Grandpere can't come to the special Thank You Day celebration later that day. Daniel learns to be thankful for the time they DO have together, and is then surprised when Grandpere appears at the celebration after all! Neighborhood Thank You Day - The neighborhood celebrates Thank You Day by putting notes in the Thank You Tree. D

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