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January 17, 2012
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3:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Bolivia: The Cold Desert Frontier"  Our journey to the highest desert in the world begins in Potos�, in southwestern Bolivia. At 12,000 feet above sea level, it is the highest city in the world. The indigenous people of this high cold desert have used llama trains for thousands of years to transport the salt harvested in the area's dry lakebeds. D

3:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Winter Play"  Idahoans participate in a historic Scottish game on ice; team up with a dog for unusual cross-country ski contests; fly above the snow with a snowkite; drive 4x4s across the snow; and take the plunge for a polar bear swim.G

4:00 pm 
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5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Bombing Hitler's Dams"  Behind the Allies' 1943 Lancaster bomber attack that destroys two gigantic dams in Germany's industrial heartland lies extreme engineering challenges and the work of British engineer Barnes Wallis. NOVA re-creates the six spectacular experiments necessary to successfully overcome technical obstacles. Experts adapt a vintage World War II DC4 for the work and establish a test site in Canada.G

7:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Life's Really Big Questions"  Alan Alda meets scientists tackling some of the biggest questions of our time: Is there other life in the universe? Why did animals suddenly appear on Earth when only microbes had existed for billions of years? What made humans different from other life forms before us? And will robots one day surpass human intelligence?G

8:00 pm 
Parents and Teens Behind The Wheel   PARENTS AND TEENS: BEHIND THE WHEEL examines where teens form their driving habits and explores the influence of parental behavior on the conduct of newly licensed teens. Throughout the film, independently controlled cameras capture the often nerve-wracking role-reversal as teens assume control of the wheel and the parent adapts to the role of passenger. PARENTS AND TEENS follows five families over the course of six months, documenting the real-life issues they face during the first few attempts at driving. D

9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Bombing Hitler's Dams"  Behind the Allies' 1943 Lancaster bomber attack that destroys two gigantic dams in Germany's industrial heartland lies extreme engineering challenges and the work of British engineer Barnes Wallis. NOVA re-creates the six spectacular experiments necessary to successfully overcome technical obstacles. Experts adapt a vintage World War II DC4 for the work and establish a test site in Canada.G

11:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Life's Really Big Questions"  Alan Alda meets scientists tackling some of the biggest questions of our time: Is there other life in the universe? Why did animals suddenly appear on Earth when only microbes had existed for billions of years? What made humans different from other life forms before us? And will robots one day surpass human intelligence?G

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