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December 17, 2013
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5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "How Much Frosting Can You Bear?"  Grandma Ruffman takes over today's show. Her friends Fig and Tucker's person is getting married, so she calls upon Ruff and the FETCHers to help her with the wedding gifts! She sends Rubye and Jay to meet up with some experts at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center to engineer a bear-proof picnic basket for the couple. Meanwhile Shreya, Emmie, Marc, and Marco bake the bride and groom's actual wedding cake!. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, GlaxoSmithKline becomes the first major drug company to quit two of the industry's most common and controversial practices - the way it promotes its products and compensates its sales force. Will other companies follow? And, how is Congress spending your tax dollars? NBR has a list of projects one Senator calls "wasteful.". D
5:57 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
National Christmas Tree Lighting 2013   This special promises to include appearances and performances by some of the most recognizable names in entertainment. The evening's festivities will be capped off with the ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree, which is traditionally handled by the president and first family.G
8:00 pm 
Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913   This film explores the labor strike that devastated Michigan's Copper Country a century ago. Among the notable elements of that strike was the death of 73 children in a crowded auditorium at a union Christmas party.G
9:00 pm 
How Sherlock Changed The World  "(1 of 2)"  The fictional Sherlock Holmes was a scientist who used chemistry, bloodstains and minute traces of evidence to catch criminals. Forensic scientists and crime historians reveal the astonishing impact Arthur Conan Doyle's creation had on the development of real-life criminal investigation and forensic techniques.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
NOVA  "Ultimate Mars Challenge"  To achieve its successful landing on Mars with its precious load of instruments, the rover Curiosity first had to parachute through the Martian atmosphere at twice the speed of sound, then be gently lowered to the planet's surface by "sky crane" - a first-of-its-kind system. NOVA joins the scientists and engineers responsible for Curiosity's on-the-ground experiments, and is there for the exhilarating moments after the successful landing.G
7:00 pm 
Curiosity Quest Goes Green  "Wild Bird Rescue"  In this episode of Curiosity Quest Goes Green, Joel Greene learns the importance of rescuing wild birds. Greene visits a wildlife bird center in the Florida Keys to meet many exotic birds and to explore the reasons why some of them need to be rescued, rehabbed and released back into the wild. You won't want to miss this colorful and sometimes loud experience!. D
7:30 pm 
Everyday Edisons  "Row, Row, Row, Your Row"  Charlie Lumsden is a man who loves exercising on the beautiful blue waters of Maui, Hawaii where he lives. A former tile contractor and stonemason, Charlie turned his attention to exercise equipment. Now a paddle boarding aficionado, he decided neither rain, nor storm, neither hurricane nor dark of night should deter him from his daily row routine. D
8:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "The Wonder Pill"  The placebo effect, sneered at for years as a distraction from "real" medical treatment, now turns out to be a real phenomenon and a potential addition to modern medicine.G
9:00 pm 
Extreme By Design   This film follows Stanford University students enrolled in a course called Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability, which requires them to design and build products to solve seemingly intractable problems for the world's poor. One student's team must create a breathing device to keep babies in Bangladesh from dying of pneumonia. Another seeks a way to store drinking water for Indonesian villagers.G
10:00 pm 
NOVA  "Ultimate Mars Challenge"  To achieve its successful landing on Mars with its precious load of instruments, the rover Curiosity first had to parachute through the Martian atmosphere at twice the speed of sound, then be gently lowered to the planet's surface by "sky crane" - a first-of-its-kind system. NOVA joins the scientists and engineers responsible for Curiosity's on-the-ground experiments, and is there for the exhilarating moments after the successful landing.G
11:00 pm 
Curiosity Quest Goes Green  "Wild Bird Rescue"  In this episode of Curiosity Quest Goes Green, Joel Greene learns the importance of rescuing wild birds. Greene visits a wildlife bird center in the Florida Keys to meet many exotic birds and to explore the reasons why some of them need to be rescued, rehabbed and released back into the wild. You won't want to miss this colorful and sometimes loud experience!. D
11:30 pm 
Everyday Edisons  "Row, Row, Row, Your Row"  Charlie Lumsden is a man who loves exercising on the beautiful blue waters of Maui, Hawaii where he lives. A former tile contractor and stonemason, Charlie turned his attention to exercise equipment. Now a paddle boarding aficionado, he decided neither rain, nor storm, neither hurricane nor dark of night should deter him from his daily row routine. D
5:00 pm 
Wishbone  "The Impawssible Dream"  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, Wishbone coaches Joe in pursuit of his dream: being in the Encyclopedia of World Records. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Deedle Beast"  Digit is pet-sitting in Golftopia, taking care of Dewey, a lovable Deedle Beast. But suddenly Dewey starts going berserk on his daily walks. What's going on?! The kids arrive to help, but how do you figure out what's wrong with an animal that can't talk? The kids begin to see a pattern in the critter's odd behavior - and the plot thickens when they realize that Hacker has moved in right next door. D
6:00 pm 
Martha's Sewing Room  "Button Academy"  Creating decorative buttons for garments and accessories; Sew Quick, Sew Easy button embellishment for tennis shoes and flip flops; Antique Technique on tucked sleeve bands; Designer Techniques for shaped yokes and bodices. Guests: Hope Yoder, Kathy Barnard. D
6:30 pm 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Rowboat on the Beach"  Such a tranquil day down on the beach! See Bob Ross paint a charming little rowboat awaiting its next journey. D
7:00 pm 
Martha Bakes  "Yellow Cake"  A simple recipe for yellow cake becomes the foundation for extraordinary desserts. Martha shares her father's favorite birthday cake, with an orange curd filling and a rich chocolate frosting - and offers tips for creating a bakery-worthy layer cake, such as creating even layers and applying a perfect coat of frosting. From a mouthwatering stone-fruit upside-down cake to a batch of strawberry cupcakes, Martha covers the possibilities for this yellow cake recipe. D
7:30 pm 
Chef John Besh's Family Table   Hearty Baked Pasta; Asian Chicken Salad; Heat and Serve Chili. D
8:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Hand Plane Essentials with Chris Schwarz"  Learn how to make gleaming surfaces, tight joints and crisp moldings through perfect planing. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "South Ireland: Waterford to the Ring of Kerry"  As Rick travels the southern coast, he visits Waterford's crystal factory, the Kennedy family homestead, the Dunbrody famine ship, and Kinsale's star-shaped fortresses. Then he drives the Ring of Kerry.G
9:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "New York City"  New York City is the world epicenter for money, creativity and culture. Burt takes a bite of the Big Apple, tells you how it came to be and takes you from the tip of the island to Central Park. Learn about the city's architectural heritage and how a nation of immigrants contributed to the gastronomy of the island. D
9:30 pm 
Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way  "The Egg First!"  Jacques begins with hard cooked eggs used as a garnish in asparagus fans with mustard sauce. Seared in moments, scallops grenobloise is served with potato gratin with cream.G
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Two Ways with Fish"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfect Poached Fish Fillets with Sherry-Tomato Vinaigrette. Then, science expert Guy Crosby explains the science of poaching in oil. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of oyster crackers. D
10:30 pm 
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking  "Harlem, NY: Chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Jonathan Waxman"  Pete is joined by two legendary New York chefs to highlight diverse local flavors, after they gather fresh ingredients from the Harlem Farmer's Market. Pete also heads down to Brooklyn to gather pickles from the Brooklyn Brine Company. D
11:00 pm 
Taste This!  "Cooking with Salt"  Chef Joe's first stop is Tamba Bar and Grill in New York City. It's one of his favorite restaurants serving authentic Indian cuisine. Back in the test kitchen Chef Joe is entertaining and educating viewers on how to cook using a Himalayan Salt Brick. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "The Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway, and the Aran Islands"  Rick experiences Ireland in the extreme on its west coast in Gaeltachts, where people speak Gaelic and the rugged villages have changed little over the generations.G
5:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai"  The dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a global movement. Kenya's Green Belt Movement was founded by Maathai who is the first environmentalist and African woman to win the Nobel Prize. Using archival footage and first-person accounts, the film documents dramatic political confrontations of 1980s and 1990s Kenya and captures Maathai's infectious determination and unwavering courage through in-depth conversations with the film's subjects. D
6:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "My Louisiana Love"  MY LOUISIANA LOVE traces a young woman's quest to find a place in her Native American community as it reels from decades of environmental degradation. Monique Verdin returns to Southeast Louisiana to reunite with her Houma Indian family. But soon she sees that her people's traditional way of life is threatened by a cycle of man-made environmental crises. D
7:30 pm 
Dialogue  "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother"  Liza Long, the author of the blog piece "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother" about her fear of her mentally ill son, discusses her experiences in the year since the piece was published. Long also discusses her forthcoming book and the needs of mentally ill youth in Idaho. She is a member of the Idaho Health and Welfare Region IV Children's Mental Heath Subcommittee.G
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, GlaxoSmithKline becomes the first major drug company to quit two of the industry's most common and controversial practices - the way it promotes its products and compensates its sales force. Will other companies follow? And, how is Congress spending your tax dollars? NBR has a list of projects one Senator calls "wasteful.". D
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Vintage Idaho"  Idaho's wine industry, crushed by Prohibition, has been reborn during the last 35 years. This chronicle of a year in the vineyards visits wineries from Sandpiont to Glenns Ferry and meets people who are putting the "Potato State" on the wine trail map.G
11:30 pm 
Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection   The Chitimacha, the 1,000-member tribe known as "the People of Many Waters," are heirs to an unbroken 8,000-year past. Living off the bounty of Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin, one of the richest inland estuaries on the continent, this indigenous nation persists and rejuvenates its culture despite gradually losing its ancestral territory to environmental and man-made forces.G
5:00 pm 
Arthur  "Show Off/Dog's Best Friend"  NULL
5:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha's Puppy/The Cheating Chum Caper"  Martha's Puppy - Martha feels it's high time to get a puppy, but the family disagrees. Even Jake knows that two dogs is plenty. With no other option, Martha sets out to do what any dog would: train a baby to become a puppy. D
6:00 pm 
Curious George  "Trader George/One in a Million Chameleon"  Trader George - George has a new hobby - collecting interestingly shaped sticks with his squeaky, rolling cart. When he encounters Allie selling fresh apple cider, he trades his cart for a gallon, but later regrets his decision. He offers to trade a jar of sauerkraut to Allie in return for the cart, but Allie already traded it to Vicki. D
6:30 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
7:00 pm 
Peg + Cat  "The Baby Problem/The Sparkling Sphere Problem"  The Baby Problem - Peg's Room. Babysitters Peg and Cat rescue the precocious Baby Fox from the top of his elaborate block tower. Primary Content: Solid shapes; Secondary Content: Diagrams. D
7:30 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Triassic Turtle/Tank's Baby Brother"  Triassic Turtle - Don mistakes a shell for a rock and meets Adam Adocus, a turtle with a head he can pull into his shell. The Pteranodon family travels to the Triassic and meets Pauline Proganochelys, another kind of turtle who shares her own methods of defending herself. Tank's Baby Brother - Tank Triceratops has a new baby brother that everyone dotes on, making Tank feel left out. D
8:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Gotcha!"  A hidden camera show pops up on Sesame Street to try and catch bad manners in action. Educational Objectives: Self-Regulation. D
9:00 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Calm for Storytime/Calm at the Clock Factory"  Calm for Storytime: The children are going to the Neighborhood Library for story time and all the excitement has made them feel a bit silly. Prince Wednesday has a hard time getting calm for the library, but discovers that there are times to be calm and times when it's more than okay to be silly. Calm at the Clock Factory: Daniel and his friends are visiting Dad Tiger's Clock Factory. D
9:30 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "My Slide"  Sid wonders how he can lift up his big, heavy stuffed animal dinosaur onto his bed. Sid and his friends explore how inclined planes are simple machines that make it much easier to push up heavy things. including big stuffed animal dinosaurs!. D
10:00 pm 
Super Why!  "Humpty Dumpty"  Poor Pig is stuck at the tippy top of his brand new slide, and is afraid to come down! The Super Readers fly into the Humpty Dumpty book to find out how he'll get down from that wall. All the King's horses and all the King's men may not be able to help Humpty, but the Super Readers can! In the process, everyone learns a lesson about giving encouragement.G
10:30 pm 
Caillou  "Grown-Ups and Me"  Caillou meets a lot of new people today. He's invited to spend the day with Clementine's family and is nervous until he discovers her family is a lot like his. Caillou's first day at day care is scary until he meets his teacher Miss Martin, and makes two new friends, Leo and Clementine. D
11:00 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Winter Surprise"  Emily's Winter Party Special - Emily is given the task of finding Sir Topham Hatt's missing hat. If successful, she will be given the prestigious and coveted job of pulling the Winter Party Train. Emily is so busy boasting to the other engines she completely forgets to look for the hat. D
11:30 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Calm for Storytime/Calm at the Clock Factory"  Calm for Storytime: The children are going to the Neighborhood Library for story time and all the excitement has made them feel a bit silly. Prince Wednesday has a hard time getting calm for the library, but discovers that there are times to be calm and times when it's more than okay to be silly. Calm at the Clock Factory: Daniel and his friends are visiting Dad Tiger's Clock Factory. D

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