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December 17, 2012
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6:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Cleo Comes to Town/False Friends"  Cleo Comes To Town - In flashback, we see how Cleo shook everybody up when she first moved to Birdwell Island. T-Bone learns to accept her as a new friend, and also how to share an old friend (Clifford) with a new one. False Friends - When Cleo gets a new doggie playground and suddenly Mac is her new best friend, she starts ignoring Clifford and T-Bone! But Cleo soon learns that good friends stick by you through thick and thin. D
7:00 am 
Arthur  "Grandpa Dave's Memory Album/Buster's Carpool Catastrophe"  Grandpa Dave's Memory Album - Grandpa Dave is moving closer to the family and the kids are thrilled. But something isn't quite right; he's forgetting all sorts of things. Joan Rivers, reprising her role as Francine's grandmother, is on hand to help the kids understand that Grandpa Dave loves them just as much as he always has, even if he has trouble with his memory. D
7:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Down on the Farm/Martha Runs Away"  Down on the Farm - Helen, Martha, and T.D. visit T.D.'s grandpa CK on his farm. Martha Runs Away - When Helen gets mad, Martha feels unappreciated and decides to run away.G
8:00 am 
Curious George  "Junky Monkey/Jumpy Warms Up"  Junky Monkey - Steve is appointed head of Pretty City Committee Pod 7 on a mission to lead George, the Man with the Yellow Hat, Aunt Margaret, Betsy, and Charkie to clean up litter in their neighborhood. But where others see trash, George sees treasures hidden in alleys, sidewalk, and recycling bins. He takes his findings up to his apartment and sorts them by shape and size, transforming his collection into a masterpiece worthy to be hung at City Hall. D
8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Flight of the Penguin/Let's Go Fly A Kite"  Flight of the Penguin - Sally and Nick are pretending to fly in their backyard. Oh wouldn't it be great if they really could? The Cat in the Hat brings them to meet his good friend Percy the penguin. After a fun race with a penguin and a bird, the kids learn that not all birds fly, but that doesn't mean they aren't fast! Let's Go Fly a Kite - Sally, Nick and the Cat are trying to fly a kite, but there's not enough wind. D
9:00 am 
Super Why!  "The Princess and the Pea"  It's the Annual Junior Princess Competition, and Princess Pea is worried she won't be able to pass the test and win her very own Golden Crown! The Super Readers soar into the fairytale adventure of the Princess and the Pea, and learn all about Princess Priscilla - Princess Pea's mother - and her Princess test. Princess Priscilla surprises everyone with her quick thinking, and inspires Princess Pea to follow in her mother's footsteps. Educational Objectives: To learn about thinking things through. D
9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "The Burrowers/Shiny's Sea Shells"  The Burrowers - The Pteranodon family rides the Dinosaur Train to meet a family of amazing, burrowing dinosaurs that live in holes and put on a "Cirque de Soleil" kind of acrobatic show every evening! Shiny's Sea Shells - Shiny, with help from Buddy, Tiny and Don, looks for the shiniest sea shells she can find, but ends up making a new friend named Henry, a hermit crab who lives in his own shell on the beach at the Big Pond. D
10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Cast Iron Cooks"  Just as Alan finishes packing Elmo's lunch, the lights go down, the music goes up, and Superchef pops up and announces that Alan has been chosen as the next challenger on Cast Iron Cooks. Alan is not even sure what that is, but Chris and Elmo are excited to be his assistants. The first challenge is to prepare a bowl of P Stew, which is made up entirely of ingredients that begin with the letter P. Elmo, Chris, and Alan race around throwing P foods like pickles, peaches, and porridge into a pot. D
11:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Good Morning Daniel/Goodnight Daniel"  Good Morning Daniel - It's a typical morning in the Tiger household, and Daniel has to get up for school but his playing and imagining distract him from his routine. Daniel learns that his morning routine helps him be ready in time for Trolley to take him to school. Goodnight Daniel - Tonight, Daniel is pretending to be Super Daniel! But after dinner, he has to follow his nighttime routine even though he would rather play. D
11:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Sid's Special Dad Day"  Sid is excited to play soccer with his Dad outside--but he's not excited to lather up in sunblock, because it takes way too long to put on! At school, Sid and his friends discover that sunblock is a great way to protect your skin from the sun. And they also learn about the amazing ways the sun helps the Earth. D
12:00 pm 
WordWorld  "The Christmas Star/A Christmas Present for Dog"  The Christmas Star - It's the night before Christmas and Frog needs a star to hang on his Christmas tree. Duck thinks this will be the perfect present for Frog, and tries to lasso one out of the sky for him. Try as he might, Duck is unable to catch a star for Frog, and cries himself to sleep. D
12:30 pm 
Caillou  "My Family"  Today Caillou learns that being a part of a family is something very special. Dad lends Caillou his old camera and helps him take pictures of every member of their family - including Gilbert. Looking at the photo album, the family remembers when Gilbert was a kitten and first came to live with them. D
1:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Lost and Found and Pot Full of Sunshine"  Lost and Found: When everyone gets tickets to the circus, BJ convinces them to let him hold onto the tickets until show time. Distracted by the fun of playing basketball, BJ loses the tickets. After a frantic search, he finds the tickets and learns a valuable lesson about responsibility. D
1:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Listening and Learning"  Thomas In Charge - Thomas wants to impress the Inspector and persuades Percy and Mavis to help him shunt coal at the Docks. This means that Mavis and Percy don't get to do their jobs properly. When the Inspector visits them, they are nowhere to be found. D
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Junky Monkey/Jumpy Warms Up"  Junky Monkey - Steve is appointed head of Pretty City Committee Pod 7 on a mission to lead George, the Man with the Yellow Hat, Aunt Margaret, Betsy, and Charkie to clean up litter in their neighborhood. But where others see trash, George sees treasures hidden in alleys, sidewalk, and recycling bins. He takes his findings up to his apartment and sorts them by shape and size, transforming his collection into a masterpiece worthy to be hung at City Hall. D
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Down on the Farm/Martha Runs Away"  Down on the Farm - Helen, Martha, and T.D. visit T.D.'s grandpa CK on his farm. Martha Runs Away - When Helen gets mad, Martha feels unappreciated and decides to run away.G
3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Revenge of the Zeros"  Upset about their score of zero points in the banana sculpture contest, Danny and Annie decide to ruin Paul the Gorilla's banana festival party that is being held at The Electric Diner. The Electric Company catches on, and does everything they can to stop the pranksters and save the party and preserve Paul's sanity. D
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Coupon Madness/When Life Gives You Potatoes...."  Coupon Madness - Granny May goes on a crime spree by using her coupons printing-press to get things for free. WordGirl has to track her down and foil her plan. When Life Gives You Potatoes. D
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Honey Seekers"  While on an adventure to discover the toughest animal in Africa, Martin and Chris uncover the amazing relationship between the Honey guide bird and Honey badger. A relationship that the Wild Kratt team uses to foil the evil plans of Chef Gourmand. Science Concepts: Symbiotic relationships. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Hackerized!"  Someone has hacked Sensible Flats so that everyone looks and acts like Hacker. The real Hacker tries to find out who did it while the CyberSquad seeks to save the town. To do so, though, they must scale a rocky cliff in less than three minutes.G
5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Ruff Needs His Herring Checked"  Ruff has finally lost it! He's hearing a voice that no one else can hear. Even stranger, the voice is telling him to bake cookies to woo Charlene, the poodle next door. Ruff's sanity is at stake as he sends Isaac and Liza to meet with an audiologist to find out everything they can about hearing. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   With just 15 days to go.President Obama and House Speaker Boehner meet again for negotiation on the fiscal cliff. NBR's Darren Gersh takes a look at whether the talks are reaching a new level. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Greatest Gifts"  This show is a compilation of appraisals of items received by guests as presents. Finds include a Louis Comfort Tiffany necklace from a husband and a Fender bass guitar as a birthday gift, along with other valuable and interesting items.G
8:00 pm 
Market Warriors  "Antiquing In Canton, TX (Part 1)"  Pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin head to First Monday trade days. At the outdoor monthly market with a mix of antiques and new wares, they look for authentic Mission Oak furniture amid recently made crafts.G
9:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Special: Volcanoes, Ring of Fire"  Trekkers explore volcanoes from Pompeii, Stromboli and Santorini in Italy and Greece to Krakatoa and Mt. Fuji in Indonesia and Japan. Other explosive sites include Montserrat, Pacaya in Guatemala, Cotopaxi in Ecuador, La Palma in the Canary Islands, and Mount St. Helens and Kilauea in the U.S.G
10:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Lives Worth Living"  Fred Fay's life proves that one man can change the world, even though he has to lie flat on his back just to stay alive. This film looks at Fay's struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and the small group of dedicated activists who formed the Disability Rights Movement to drive the nation toward equal rights for the physically challenged.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Great Swiss Cities: Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Lausanne"  Rick enjoys Switzerland's urban charms in Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Lausanne where he explores artistic treasures and tries out local activities.G
7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Carcassonne and the Pyrenees"  From a fairy tale fortress to the gentle Pyrenees, Rudy takes in the castles and peaks of this magical region. We tour the largest fortress in Europe, Carcassonne, and sample the local stew, Cassoulet. A gallop through the countryside takes in several romantic castle ruins and the artwork of Toulouse Lautrec. D
8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Navajo Canyon Lands"  The creation of Lake Powell forced the evacuation of many Navajo families and forever changed the lives of many others. Today, host David Yetman and his brother, Geologist Dick Yetman, travel with native Navajo families to learn some of the geological and spiritual history of the Glen Canyon region. D
8:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Black Eyed Peas, Smothered Cabbage, Beef Brisket with Horseradish, and Cornbread. D
9:00 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "USA: Italy's Crowd Pleasers"  Lidia and her good friend, Angelo Vivolo, visit one of his favorite Italian-American spots in Brooklyn: Faicco's Pork Store. Also in Brooklyn, Lidia discovers Frankie's Spuntino, two young Italian Americans who are cooking Italian-American food with a modern twist. Tanya helps Lidia two classic crowd-pleasers: Spaghetti Carbonara and Sausage and Peppers. D
9:30 am 
GardenSMART   Artists and gardens fit together like green thumbs and garden gloves. Find your inner garden artist as GardenSMART visits a beautiful garden and learns the secrets of the talented gardener- artist who created it all. D
10:00 am 
The Jazzy Vegetarian  "It's Soup Time!"  Host Laura Theodore prepares four superstar soup recipes. We begin with "Winter Warming Soup," which makes the perfect meal on a chilly night. Next up, "Creamy Broccoli Soup" is quick to prepare with no cream required. D
10:30 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Dixie Chicken"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Moravian Chicken Pie. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster revives a classic recipe for Chicken and Slicks. D
11:00 am 
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
12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Cast Iron Cooks"  Just as Alan finishes packing Elmo's lunch, the lights go down, the music goes up, and Superchef pops up and announces that Alan has been chosen as the next challenger on Cast Iron Cooks. Alan is not even sure what that is, but Chris and Elmo are excited to be his assistants. The first challenge is to prepare a bowl of P Stew, which is made up entirely of ingredients that begin with the letter P. Elmo, Chris, and Alan race around throwing P foods like pickles, peaches, and porridge into a pot. D
1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "The Burrowers/Shiny's Sea Shells"  The Burrowers - The Pteranodon family rides the Dinosaur Train to meet a family of amazing, burrowing dinosaurs that live in holes and put on a "Cirque de Soleil" kind of acrobatic show every evening! Shiny's Sea Shells - Shiny, with help from Buddy, Tiny and Don, looks for the shiniest sea shells she can find, but ends up making a new friend named Henry, a hermit crab who lives in his own shell on the beach at the Big Pond. D
1:30 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
2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Flight of the Penguin/Let's Go Fly A Kite"  Flight of the Penguin - Sally and Nick are pretending to fly in their backyard. Oh wouldn't it be great if they really could? The Cat in the Hat brings them to meet his good friend Percy the penguin. After a fun race with a penguin and a bird, the kids learn that not all birds fly, but that doesn't mean they aren't fast! Let's Go Fly a Kite - Sally, Nick and the Cat are trying to fly a kite, but there's not enough wind. D
2:30 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
3:00 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Thanksgiving 101"  Every Thanksgiving, America tunes in to hear Sara Moulton answer their turkey questions live, and now her public television viewers will get her infallible guidance. She covers the essentials of how to buy, defrost, brine, roast and time the bird in Top 10 Thanksgiving Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. Your Thanksgiving dilemmas are solved with Sara's One-Size-Fits-All Stuffing (you pick the mix-ins!); how to prep delicious wine-infused Gravy in Advance and how to keep and re-heat tasty Mashed Potatoes. D
3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Croatia: Adriatic Delights"  Rick explores the fabled Dalmatian Coast from dramatic Dubrovnik to crusty Adriatic island ports. Heading inland, he hikes through Plitvice Lakes National Park and enjoys the thriving capital city of Zagreb.G
4:00 pm 
Joanna Lumley: Greek Odyssey  "The Islands"  Joanna explores some of the 1,400 Greek islands that make up this maritime nation. She gets a lift on board a shipping magnate's yacht to Crete where she spends time with shepherds in the high, remote mountains of the island. On Kos, she explores the birth place of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, and ascends an active volcano on Nisyros. Part 3 of 4G
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Special: Volcanoes, Ring of Fire"  Trekkers explore volcanoes from Pompeii, Stromboli and Santorini in Italy and Greece to Krakatoa and Mt. Fuji in Indonesia and Japan. Other explosive sites include Montserrat, Pacaya in Guatemala, Cotopaxi in Ecuador, La Palma in the Canary Islands, and Mount St. Helens and Kilauea in the U.S.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
7:30 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
8:00 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Jellyfish/Squirt Boats/Pueblo Mountain Hike"  Scientists study jellyfish and the vital role they play in the food chain. Cameras follow practitioners of the extreme sport.G
8:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Fiji - Island Hopping"  Travelscope goes island hopping. From the romantic private island of Matangi to the pristine waters of Jean-Michel Cousteau's resort, Joseph snorkels through amazing coral reefs and shares a kava ceremony with a local chief. D
9:00 pm 
Wonders of the West  "Channel Islands"  Just off the coast of California are a group of islands often referred to as the "Galapagos of the U.S." Board a boat with us and explore this unique area as we find common dolphins, sea lions, blue whales and humpback whales. Learn some endangered species "success stories" of some of the animals that inhabit these islands. D
9:30 pm 
Wonders of the West  "Autumn In Southwestern Utah"  The vivid colors of fall are at their best in Zion National Park. Join us as we hike to the Emerald Pools and discover a herd of desert bighorn sheep. Follow a buffalo herd, isten to the haunting calls of male elk, and fish a high mountain stream to see the vibrant colors of spawning brook trout. D
10:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Special: Volcanoes, Ring of Fire"  Trekkers explore volcanoes from Pompeii, Stromboli and Santorini in Italy and Greece to Krakatoa and Mt. Fuji in Indonesia and Japan. Other explosive sites include Montserrat, Pacaya in Guatemala, Cotopaxi in Ecuador, La Palma in the Canary Islands, and Mount St. Helens and Kilauea in the U.S.G
11:00 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
11:30 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
6:30 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table  "Soul Food"  In this episode of Garden to Table, P. Allen Smith traces the origins of Soul Food. Allen also heads to the garden to harvest okra and then puts it to use in the kitchen. And a look at a festival in the South dedicated to the purple hull pea. D
7:00 am 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Special: World War II in the Pacific"  Trekkers visit key locations in the Pacific, a region where great battles were fought and military history was made.G
8:00 am 
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
8:30 am 
American Woodshop  "Scroll Saw Gifts"  Intricate details make these projects amazing. Custom signature signs created. D
9:00 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Elegance Indoors"  We go inside the Garden Home Retreat where Allen demonstrates techniques to enhance the look of your home. Allen visits with experts about making Artisan Lamps, using shades in windows and freshens up a room by adding a few things from the garden. Allen also shows us how to use houseplants throughout the seasons. D
9:30 am 
b organic with Michele Beschen  "Dehydrated"  Michele visits nutritionist Sheree Clark's home to see first hand her love for the dehydrator and how she uses it to prepare some of the most delicious meals and snacks that are fresh, simple and healthy. D
10:00 am 
Sewing with Nancy  "1 Easy Jacket Pattern - 6 Terrific Looks, Part 2"  Make a stylish jacket with a simple pattern and clever artistic techniques. Use an easy unlined jacket/coat pattern and express your personality with embellishment options for three new looks. Nancy and guest Amy Barickman detail how simple changes to fabric and technique allow you to quickly sew creative jackets with unique accents. D
10:30 am 
Jerry Yarnell School of Fine Art  "Fire & Rain, Part 3"  Jerry blocks in horses and cowboys. Then, he demonstrates how to create a three-dimensional form. Part 3 of 4G
11:00 am 
Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage  "St. Joseph's Day Altars"  Not only did the Italians bring a tremendous work ethic to Louisiana, they came with a love of family and an incredible faith. The St. Joseph Day altars are a true testament to their strong beliefs. D
11:30 am 
Bake Decorate Celebrate!  "Funky Fondant"  Fondant is a lot like edible modeling clay. Using fondant, the first cake is also a gift - it's pinstriped and topped with a bow for an all occasion gift cake. Angie Thayer creates candy cutouts in the test kitchen during the Busy Moms segment. D
12:00 pm 
Great Conversations  "Dr. Susan Love and Anne Taylor Fleming"  Dr. Susan Love, pre-eminent breast cancer surgeon and author of two best-selling books on women's health, converses with Anne Taylor Fleming, TV commentator, author, and correspondent with Jim Lehrer NewsHour. D
1:00 pm 
French In Action  "Bills of Fare II"  It's morning and Robert gets up, orders breakfast, and sets out to explore Paris. He ends up at a restaurant where he's distracted by a scene between a fussy customer and a hapless waiter.G
1:30 pm 
French In Action  "Bills of Fare III"  In a restaurant, a young couple order Sunday dinner. Robert, seated nearby, notices the woman is a blonde, and thinks she may be Mireille, but he can't tell.G
2:00 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "A Nation at War"  American mobilizes for World War II. Strategies employed on both the Pacific and European fronts. U. S. becomes arsenal of allies; residual effects of economic boom. War and the American people: Blacks, Latinos, Native-Americans. Internment of Japanese Americans.G
2:30 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "Taking The Offensive"  Roosevelt runs for fourth term; survives only a few months in office. An unprepared vice president Harry Truman takes office. The liberation of Europe and defeat of Germany. The Pacific offensive. The Manhattan Project, dropping of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki; lingering debates over its use.G
3:00 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Sensation and Perception"  Reveals how visual information is gathered and processed and how our culture, past experience and personal interests influence our perceptions.G
3:30 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Learning"  Illustrates the basic principles of classical and operant conditioning and demonstrates how the research of Ivan Pavlov, John Watson, Edward Thorndike and B.F. Skinner has influenced today's thinking about the nature of animal and human learning.G
4:00 pm 
DragonflyTV  "Investigate"  A half-hour of the hottest investigations kicks off the season. D
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "More Bang for Your Buck"  What do you do when opportunity knocks? Learn how to recognize and act on new opportunities in your life and to be creative in problem solving.G
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Revenge of the Zeros"  Upset about their score of zero points in the banana sculpture contest, Danny and Annie decide to ruin Paul the Gorilla's banana festival party that is being held at The Electric Diner. The Electric Company catches on, and does everything they can to stop the pranksters and save the party and preserve Paul's sanity. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Hackerized!"  Someone has hacked Sensible Flats so that everyone looks and acts like Hacker. The real Hacker tries to find out who did it while the CyberSquad seeks to save the town. To do so, though, they must scale a rocky cliff in less than three minutes.G
6:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Baltimore: A Baltimore Classic - The Civic Club Sandwich"  In this episode, Lidia heads to Baltimore, where she visits an institution of Italian food: Di Pasquale's market. Back in the kitchen, Lidia prepares Spiedini alla Romana, Minestrone, and the Italian-American Civic Club Sandwich. D
6:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Great American Cookout"  NULL
7:00 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Dublin and Dun Laoghaire"  NULL
7:30 pm 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Fonda Favorites"  These home-style dishes are a staple at the small restaurants known as "fondas" in Mexico - and delicious inspiration for busy cooks in American homes today. Make them once, and they'll become a simple but special treat in your own kitchen. Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce (Albondigas); White Rice and Fried Plantains; Tres Leches Cake. D
8:00 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
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Tuscany's Dolce Vita"  Rick explores the small towns and rural countryside of Tuscany. He hunts for truffles in an oak forest, nibbles through an artichoke festival, shares a farmhouse feast, climbs the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and rides in a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's backyard.G
9:00 pm 
Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope  "Land without Limits - The Cariboo-Chilcotin-Coast Region of British Columbia, Canada"  In this little-known region of British Columbia, travelers find a world of adventures. As Joseph crosses the region, he encounters First Nations Nuxalk people smoking salmon, a fisherman seeking prawns and a wilderness hike with Canada's third highest waterfall on the route.G
9:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Baltimore: A Baltimore Classic - The Civic Club Sandwich"  In this episode, Lidia heads to Baltimore, where she visits an institution of Italian food: Di Pasquale's market. Back in the kitchen, Lidia prepares Spiedini alla Romana, Minestrone, and the Italian-American Civic Club Sandwich. D
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Great American Cookout"  NULL
10:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Wasabi & Avocado"  Guest Chefs: Seth and Angela Raynor. Wasabi and avocado, a mainstay of sushi rolls, are the East-West ingredients worked into Ming's recipes this week. In the kitchen, Ming shares recipes that reflect his former apprenticeship under a great Sushi master in Japan. D
11:00 pm 
Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage  "St. Joseph's Day Altars"  Not only did the Italians bring a tremendous work ethic to Louisiana, they came with a love of family and an incredible faith. The St. Joseph Day altars are a true testament to their strong beliefs. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Tuscany's Dolce Vita"  Rick explores the small towns and rural countryside of Tuscany. He hunts for truffles in an oak forest, nibbles through an artichoke festival, shares a farmhouse feast, climbs the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and rides in a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's backyard.G
8:00 am 
Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam   The program thoughtfully examines the religious beliefs and practices shared by Jews, Christians and Muslims to illustrate how many in the Abrahamic faith communities are dealing with historical conflicts and charts their dedication to facilitating understanding and respect. Part 1 of 2G
9:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
10:00 am 
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
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 
Linkasia   NULL
11:30 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   Same-Sex Marriage - In March the Supreme Court will hear arguments on an amendment that bans same-sex marriage In California, and on the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies same-sex couples who marry the same federal benefits accorded to heterosexual marriages. The Supreme Court decision will have broad implications and, as Tim O'Brien reports, one possible outcome of these cases could be the requirement that all states recognize gay marriage. Christmas Gift Giving - The tradition of giving Christmas presents is often tied to the magi, or wise men, who according to the Bible story, brought precious gifts to the baby Jesus. D
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God In America  "Soul of a Nation/of God and Caesar"  At the heart of the post-war era is a contradiction: The Supreme Court embarks on a series of decisions that require government actions to have a secular purpose, just as fresh religious energy surges through the nation, fueling the Cold War fight and the Civil Rights movement. The miniseries concludes by exploring the political aspirations of the religious right, the dynamics of the contemporary religious marketplace and the re-emergence of a religious voice in the Democratic Party. Meanwhile, America is fast becoming the world's most religiously diverse nation. Parts 5 and 6 of 6G
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Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam   The program thoughtfully examines the religious beliefs and practices shared by Jews, Christians and Muslims to illustrate how many in the Abrahamic faith communities are dealing with historical conflicts and charts their dedication to facilitating understanding and respect. Part 1 of 2G
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God In America  "Soul of a Nation/of God and Caesar"  At the heart of the post-war era is a contradiction: The Supreme Court embarks on a series of decisions that require government actions to have a secular purpose, just as fresh religious energy surges through the nation, fueling the Cold War fight and the Civil Rights movement. The miniseries concludes by exploring the political aspirations of the religious right, the dynamics of the contemporary religious marketplace and the re-emergence of a religious voice in the Democratic Party. Meanwhile, America is fast becoming the world's most religiously diverse nation. Parts 5 and 6 of 6G
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Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam   The program thoughtfully examines the religious beliefs and practices shared by Jews, Christians and Muslims to illustrate how many in the Abrahamic faith communities are dealing with historical conflicts and charts their dedication to facilitating understanding and respect. Part 1 of 2G
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Nightly Business Report   With just 15 days to go.President Obama and House Speaker Boehner meet again for negotiation on the fiscal cliff. NBR's Darren Gersh takes a look at whether the talks are reaching a new level. D
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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

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