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December 16, 2012
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3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Greece's Peloponnese"  On the Peloponnese Peninsula, Rick visits the old port town of Nafplio, time-trips through the ruins of Olympia, and takes center stage at the preserved theater at Epidauros.G
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 
World War II: Saving The Reality   Over the course of five decades, Kenneth W. Rendell amassed the largest and most comprehensive private collection of original World War II memorabilia in the world. Narrated by Dan Aykroyd, WORLD WAR II: SAVING THE REALITY opens the doors to this private museum located outside Boston. Rendell provides a guided tour of the museum's 30 exhibits, which chronicle the end of World War I and the rise of Nazism to the start of World War II and the fight in Europe and the Pacific. D
6:00 pm 
Iceberg That Sank The Titanic   This film traces the story of a single snowflake that triggered the creation of an iceberg set on a collision course with history. The show examines the glacier that produced the iceberg and the arctic wildlife that calls the glacier home. And it examines the warming future that could produce a new generation of "mega-bergs" to move into today's busy shipping lanes.G
7:00 pm 
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
8:00 pm 
Nobel Laureates   NOBEL LAUREATES 2011 takes you to every corner of the globe to meet the thirteen inspiring men and women who have been awarded this year's prestigious Nobel Prizes. From Stockholm to Strasbourg, Israel to Canberra, the USA, Liberia and Yemen, this documentary explores the pioneering work and incredible discoveries that have been honoured by this year's Nobel Committee. Featuring extensive interviews with the Laureates themselves, as well as those who have inspired or have been inspired by them, including Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, the Swedish actor, Krister Henriksson, and the Irish poet Seamus Heaney, a Nobel Laureate himself. D
9:00 pm 
World War II: Saving The Reality   Over the course of five decades, Kenneth W. Rendell amassed the largest and most comprehensive private collection of original World War II memorabilia in the world. Narrated by Dan Aykroyd, WORLD WAR II: SAVING THE REALITY opens the doors to this private museum located outside Boston. Rendell provides a guided tour of the museum's 30 exhibits, which chronicle the end of World War I and the rise of Nazism to the start of World War II and the fight in Europe and the Pacific. D
10:00 pm 
Iceberg That Sank The Titanic   This film traces the story of a single snowflake that triggered the creation of an iceberg set on a collision course with history. The show examines the glacier that produced the iceberg and the arctic wildlife that calls the glacier home. And it examines the warming future that could produce a new generation of "mega-bergs" to move into today's busy shipping lanes.G
11:00 pm 
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
4:00 pm 
Hands On Crafts for Kids  "Ghana"  Ghana is located in Western Africa. The temperature is tropical and the population is very diverse. There is a great emphasis on handcrafted items with many symbols accenting the designs. D
4:30 pm 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Afterschool Snacks"  When the 3:00p.m. bell rings, you bolt from the classroom, and get home with a ton of homework slung over your back. D
5:00 pm 
Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way  "Layered Elegance"  Jacques layers feta, cucumber and onion between tomato slices to make tall Greek tomato salad. Then he serves salmon in sour cream herb sauce.G
5:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "A Latin Celebration"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to authentic Peruvian Roast Chicken. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for vertical roasters. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of brown rice. D
6:00 pm 
Cuisine Culture  "Guy Savoy, Las Vegas"  Three-Star Michelin Chef Guy Savoy shows us that class, elegance and the best foods in the world can be found in Las Vegas. Guy whisks us away to the Nevada desert where we visit a hydroponic farm. With local ingredients we recreate three of his signature plates in his famed restaurant: an appetizer of Colors of Caviar as well as the main course, Bar en Ecailles Grilles aux Epices Douces: Crispy Sea Bass with Delicate Herbs. D
6:30 pm 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Mexican-Style Kids' Party"  Fun, kid-friendly and (mostly!) finger food that you'd find at a children's party in Mexico, adapted for American parties at home. A special guest shows up to make dessert! Crazy Corn; Chicken Flautas; Chocolate and Cajeta Cupcakes. D
7:00 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
7:30 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
8:00 pm 
Equitrekking  "Great American Ranches"  Equitrekking takes a look at how geography and history of ranches in Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Alberta, Texas, Maui and the Big Island influence their present workings. Interviewing ranch owners and cowboys who have chosen to hold fast to their traditions and Western culture, Darley learns about running a ranch, while also seeing some of the beautiful wild terrain. D
8:30 pm 
Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way  "Layered Elegance"  Jacques layers feta, cucumber and onion between tomato slices to make tall Greek tomato salad. Then he serves salmon in sour cream herb sauce.G
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "A Latin Celebration"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to authentic Peruvian Roast Chicken. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for vertical roasters. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of brown rice. D
9:30 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Liquid Gold"  Mixiotes of Woodland Mushrooms with Slow-Cook Garlic and Mexican Herbs in Mojo de Ajo Sauce.G
10:00 pm 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "Water of Life: Pear Brandy"  The Pences visit a brandy tasting room, then use their choice for pork cutlets with pear compote and baked pear sundaes with dark chocolate sauce.G
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 
Theater Talk  "Charles Strouse, Part 2"  The Tony Award-winning composer of Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, and the theme from The Price is Right remains at Theater Talk's Steinway grand for the second part of our interview, during which he performs more of his well-known tune, including "Easy Street," "NYC," and "Tomorrow" from the smash hit Annie. D
11:30 pm 
Closer to Truth  "What's Real About Time?"  Time seems natural and absolute: the flow of moments one following another from the indeterminable past to the knife's edge present to the unknowable future. But this is not so. Einstein shocked the world by showing that time was "relative. D
4:00 pm 
Bhutan - Taking The Middle Path to Happiness   This examines Bhutan's policy of "Gross National Happiness," which emphasizes environmental and cultural preservation, economic development through hydroelectric power, and transparent and honest governance. Happiness and enlightenment, they believe, result from neither overindulging in the world's pleasures nor rejecting the world's goodness.G
5:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "90 Miles"  Probing and thoughtful, Juan Carlos Zaldvar's 90 Miles is a personal memoir that offers a rare glimpse into Cuba, a country as mythologized to Americans as the United States is to the rest of the world. The Cuban-born filmmaker recounts the strange fate that brought him as a teenage communist to exile in Miami in 1980 during the dramatic Mariel boatlift. Zaldvar uses news clips, family photos and home movies to depict the emotional journey of an immigrant father and son struggling to understand the historical and individual forces shaping their relationships and identities in a new country. D
6:30 pm 
Images of Tony Gleaton   The cultural photographer's black-and-white portraits focus on the social construction of race and capture people separated from the dominant cultural group. These include photographs of black and American Indian cowboys, the African diaspora in Latin American, and the assimilation of Asians, Africans and Europeans with indigenous Americans. The documentary also explores how Gleaton connects with his subjects.G
7:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Putin's Kiss"  Nashi is an increasingly popular political youth organization with direct ties to The Kremlin. Officially, its goal is to support the current political system by creating a future elite among the brightest and most loyal Russian teenagers. But their agenda is also to keep the political opposition from spreading their views among the Russians. D
8:30 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
9:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "90 Miles"  Probing and thoughtful, Juan Carlos Zaldvar's 90 Miles is a personal memoir that offers a rare glimpse into Cuba, a country as mythologized to Americans as the United States is to the rest of the world. The Cuban-born filmmaker recounts the strange fate that brought him as a teenage communist to exile in Miami in 1980 during the dramatic Mariel boatlift. Zaldvar uses news clips, family photos and home movies to depict the emotional journey of an immigrant father and son struggling to understand the historical and individual forces shaping their relationships and identities in a new country. D
10:30 pm 
Images of Tony Gleaton   The cultural photographer's black-and-white portraits focus on the social construction of race and capture people separated from the dominant cultural group. These include photographs of black and American Indian cowboys, the African diaspora in Latin American, and the assimilation of Asians, Africans and Europeans with indigenous Americans. The documentary also explores how Gleaton connects with his subjects.G
11:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Putin's Kiss"  Nashi is an increasingly popular political youth organization with direct ties to The Kremlin. Officially, its goal is to support the current political system by creating a future elite among the brightest and most loyal Russian teenagers. But their agenda is also to keep the political opposition from spreading their views among the Russians. D
3:30 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "Sid's Rainy Play Date"  Sid is supposed to have a playdate outside, but the forecast calls for rain! Sid isn't too happy and wonders if the rain knew he wanted to play outside? At school, Sid and his friends discover that rain actually comes from rain clouds! They also learn that rain is really important because it helps living things grow. D
4:00 pm 
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
4:30 pm 
Caillou  "Caillou's Christmas"  Caillou Goes Caroling - Caillou goes out caroling for the very first time with Mommy, Daddy, Rosie, Grandpa and Grandma. He finds out caroling is lots of fun - you get to stay up late and surprise your friends with carols, and you even get treats! They finish up the night with a big finale at the seniors' home and Caillou imagines he's really 'dashing through the snow' in a horse and sleigh. A Playschool Party - It's a very special day at playschool as they celebrate the many ways of celebrating the holiday season. D
5:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Gift of the Dinos and a Visit to Santa"  Gift of the Dinos: It's Christmas and BJ dreams of getting a new baseball glove to go with his baseball, while Riff hopes for new drumsticks to use his drum. Barney reminds them that Christmas is more than just getting gifts and helps them learn the meaning of Christmas. Educational theme: Giving. D
5:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Sounds and Smells"  O the Indignity - Gordon is horrified when Sir Topham Hatt announces that he is to take charge of Whiff's Waste Dump for the day. Gordon arrives at the Waste Dump and decides that the only thing for him to do is to hide when other engines arrive at the dump. Gordon just cannot be seen at such a smelly place! As the day progresses, Gordon hides from Spencer, Diesel and Thomas. D
6:00 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
6:30 pm 
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
7:00 pm 
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
7:30 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
8:00 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
8:30 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
9:00 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
9:30 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
11:00 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
11:30 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

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