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December 16, 2011
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3:30 pm 
Piano Guy   The program theme is Rock & Roll. Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock," The Beach Boys' "California Girls" as well as a great Boogie Woogie Riff made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis. Featured artists include Dave Powers and Nat Kerr. D

4:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Argentina: Ancient Patagonia People"  Host David Yetman and Argentine archeologist Maria Jose Figuerero journey through the gorgeously diverse Patagonia landscape for a look at the Patagonian people from ancient to modern times. The travelers stop at the Cuerva de los Manos ("Cave of the Hands"), which features a lasting glimpse into the lives of early residents. The famous stenciled handprints were created by blowing through a straw-like instrument filled with paint, while the images of lizards, people and the hunting of huanacos (a relative of the llama) were painted by hand. D

4:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Xtreme Sports"  Idahoans take to the outdoors in extreme ways, pushing their limits and seeking new experiences. They leap from bridges, bicycle unusually tough courses, climb rocks, kayak on snow and fly with the birds.G

5:00 pm 
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6:00 pm 
Nature  "The Desert Lions"  In the mid-1980s, carnivore specialist Philip Stander first observed a population of lions hunting sea lion on Africa's wild and forbidding Skeleton Coast. They carried their kill miles inland in the Namib Desert. After seeming to disappear for two decades, the lions reappear, and Stander is determined to learn their story.G

7:00 pm 
Wild!  "Dolphins of the Shadowland"  It's almost impossible to study dolphins for extended periods of time in the open ocean. For this reason a pod of sixty bottlenose dolphins resident in New Zealand's Doubtful Sound provides a unique opportunity for scientists to improve our knowledge of these mysterious, appealing mammals. D

8:00 pm 
Maurice & Katia Krafft: Lives On Fire   The married French scientists travel the world for some 20 years, gathering scientific information and filming at the sites of volcanic eruptions. This portrait of the Kraffts tells the story of their lives, enduring passion for their research and their deaths in a 1991 eruption in Japan.G

9:00 pm 
Martin Clunes - Man to Manta   For more than 10 years Martin Clunes (DOC MARTIN, REGGIE PERRIN) has gone diving in the Maldives on family holidays, experiencing the silent universe full of vivid colors and alien inhabitants. Now, he seeks the one resident of these waters that has eluded him - the reef manta, a creature that can weigh as much as 5,000 pounds with a wingspan of up to 25 feet.G

10:00 pm 
Roger Payne: A Life Among Whales   This film presents the life and passion of biologist Roger Payne, who has dedicated his time to the research and recording of whales. D

11:00 pm 
Nature  "The Desert Lions"  In the mid-1980s, carnivore specialist Philip Stander first observed a population of lions hunting sea lion on Africa's wild and forbidding Skeleton Coast. They carried their kill miles inland in the Namib Desert. After seeming to disappear for two decades, the lions reappear, and Stander is determined to learn their story.G

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