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December 16, 2012
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4:00 am 
Mark Twain  "Part One"  Filmmaker Ken Burns takes viewers on a journey through Sam Clemens' early days along the Mississippi River to the small river town of Hannibal, Missouri. Clemens grows up stumbling from adventure to adventure until he begins to evolve into Mark Twain. The humorist and writer revolutionizes the way Americans view themselves and their language. Part 1 of 2G

6:00 am 
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  "Brave and Strong"  Getting an immunization at the doctor's office can be one of the times when a child feels scared and not very brave or strong. Mister Rogers talks about children's feelings about immunization and gets one himself at the doctor's. Playing with a doctor kit and a doll can also help children manage such difficult times. D

6:30 am 
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

7:00 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

7:30 am 
Peep and the Big Wide World/Pocoyo  "The Sounds of Silence Part I/Part 2"  Quack gives Chirp the silent treatment. Chirp gets stranded in a puddle. Pocoyo: The Big Sneeze - Elly has a cold and her trumpeting sneezes knock down Pocoyo's tower. D

8:00 am 
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

8:30 am 
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps  "Angelina's Holiday Treats/Angelina and the Front Row Ticket"  Angelina's Holiday Treats - Angelina is anticipating her performance in "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" at the holiday showcase. She also can't wait for the holiday party afterwards. But in between final rehearsal and the performance, she and Marco overindulge in candy canes and a few too many slices of Mum's fruitcake. D

9:00 am 
Bob the Builder  "Tumbler's Big Day"  Horticultural Flex is busy studying some rare plants when he hears about Sunflower Valley's very first radio station. Bob and the team get to work building the studio and erecting the transmitter. While they work, the machines think of ideas for their very own radio shows. D

9:30 am 
Thomas & Friends  "Let It Snow"  The Christmas Tree Express - Rheneas is very excited when he finds out that there are Christmas trees on Misty Island and wants to bring one back to the Blue Mountain Quarry before the other engines wake up. He asks Toby to take him to Misty Island. On Misty Island, Toby wants to travel slowly, but Rheneas is excited and in a hurry. D

10:00 am 
Wishbone  "A Tail In Twain (Pt. 2)"  This live-action program follows the exploits of Wishbone the dog and his human friends, Joe, David and Samantha through their adventures in their hometown of Oakdale. Wishbone's everyday experiences trigger his imagination and he finds himself in scenes from classic works of literature. In this episode, Joe, Samantha and David are looking for adventure, and find it when they spy a strange man digging around the "No Name Grave. D

10:30 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

11:00 am 
BBC Newsnight   NULL

11:30 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

12:00 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

12:30 pm 

1:00 pm 
Painting and Travel with Roger & Sarah Bansemer  "The Vintage Airstream"  Visit an RV Super show in Tampa, Florida. Sarah meets the president of Airstream and takes a look inside a modern travel trailer. Roger paints a vintage airstream from the past in an old-fashioned travel park. D

1:30 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Embellish Outside The Box, Part 2"  Cast out sewing rules as you create head-turning embellishments with a no-hassle approach. Nancy and designer Vicki Tracy turn embellishing into "playtime," as they use twisted trim for edging, create no-hassle machine embroidered appliques, sandwich and stitch scraps and trims to make textured fabric, and more. They follow Vicki's mantra "Buy retail, add detail" to change traditional clothing into trendy chic styles. D

2:00 pm 
Quilting Arts  "It's One-Of-A-Kind!"  One of the trademark characteristics of art and artists is uniqueness. Artists pride themselves on taking a personal approach to the artistic process. This results in work that reflects their personality and is one-of-a-kind. D

2:30 pm 
Hometime  "Timber Shed Doors"  The HOMETIME crew installs custom carriage house doors and lays a system of tailored pavers. D

3:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Morris Chair"  Join the editors of Woodsmith magazine as they show you the tips and techniques to create this heirloom Morris chair. D

3:30 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

4:00 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

4:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Small Space & Vertical Gardening (San Francisco, CA)"  We explore hints and tricks to getting a lot from small space gardening including vertical gardening. D

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 
William and Mary   On the day before the wedding, William and Mary make the final move into their new home. But before the happy day, they attend Tracy Mellor's funeral and find a way to compromise disparate family wishes.G

7:00 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

7:29 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Christmas Bird Count, Forest Park BioBlitz, Llama Backpacking"  One hundred and forty wildlife experts and volunteers converge on Forest Park to document as many wildlife species as they can find.G

8:00 pm 
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Jane Seymour and Nathan Gunn   Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Seymour and Grammy Award-winning baritone Nathan Gunn join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra in the Conference Center at Temple Square in Salt Lake City for a Christmas special featuring some of the season's best-loved songs. The performance features the Bells on Temple Square, a stage decorated as a medieval castle, dancers in regal costumes, fanfare trumpets and falling snow.G

9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey (S2 E4)"  In the climactic battle of the war, Matthew and William go over the top to an uncertain fate. Vera plays a cruel endgame with Bates and Anna, forcing Lady Mary to consider using her connection with Sir Richard Carlisle to save her family from dishonor. Daisy faces the severest test of her life. Part 4 of 7G

10:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey (S2 E5)"  The end of the war is in sight and Downton's aristocrats and servants put their lives back together. Mary and Sir Richard go estate hunting. A recuperating Canadian officer imparts things to Lady Edith that could cause problems for the Crawley family. Part 5 of 7G

11:00 pm 
New Tricks  "God's Waiting Room"  When Sandra's mother, Grace, suffers a fall and acknowledges she can no longer live alone, Grace chooses a nursing home that is the scene of a suspicious death. It becomes apparent the calm fa�ade of the home belies jealousies and petty crimes within. The team uncovers disturbing facts that send them into action.G

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