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January 18, 2012
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4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Bubblefest"  It's Bubblefest on Sesame Street and Alan and Chris are the leaders of the festivities. Telly is excited since he has never blown a bubble before. Everyone starts blowing bubbles but when Telly gives it a try, he blows way too hard and is unable to make a bubble. D

5:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Sid Engineers A Solution"  Sid has a big, big, big problem! He's trying to grab a cereal box located way up high on the kitchen shelf, but he just can't reach it. He tries using a stool, but he still can't grab it. He wants to know, how is he ever going to grab that cereal box??? At school, Sid and his friends encounter another problem. D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Here's Martha!/Dog Fight"  Here's Martha! - Martha hosts a TV show where she helps people understand their animals better by explaining what they're saying. Dog Fight - Martha and Skits don't want to share their newest, coolest dog toy.G

6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Arcade Fire"  The alternative rock superstars perform hits and tunes from their Grammy Award-winning album The Suburbs.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Rick Steves' Andalucia: The Best of Southern Spain"  To kick off a new season of shows, Steves presents a 60-minute special that wanders through southern Spain. He visits Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada, takes in flamenco music and dancers, sherry and horses. He explores white-washed hill towns and has fun in the sun on the Costa del Sol, before absorbing a dash of Britain in Gibraltar.G

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Exploring Arizona's Big Empty"  It's big, it's empty and it's in a relatively unexplored area of northwestern Arizona. Known affectionately as the "Arizona Strip," this topographically rough area is free of paved roads and other amenities, but has a rich geological and natural history. Host David Yetman, ecologist Yar Petryszyn and archeologist Jock Favour trek through the "Big Empty" to examine evidence of early settlements, investigate high desert plants and learn about a project helping to increase the population of a rare and magnificent creature. D

8:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Stuffed Crab Shells, Breaded Red Snapper with Shrimp, Fennel and Oranges, and Hollandaise Sauce. D

9:00 am 
America's Heartland   A Florida ranch helps troubled youth turn their lives around. Chef Dave Lieberman crafts some spicy dishes with eggplant and cabbage. Kansas farm wives use the internet to battle misconceptions about agriculture. D

9:30 am 
Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends  "Veal, Spaghetti and Meatballs"  Nick Stellino welcomes Chef Michael Galata of Osteria del Circo in New York who prepares Veal Scallopine alla Romana. Nick shares his Meatball recipe and creates Spaghetti and Meatballs and a Meatball Sandwich. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Old-Fashioned Sunday Dinners"  Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create a great, old-fashioned Simple Pot Roast with test cook Bridget Lancaster. Then, Chris really shakes it up in the Equipment Corner with Adam Ried while testing food storage containers, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals the science behind salting meat. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to cook the best Chicken Pot Pie. D

10:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Kitchens"  Today's show is a quick update on kitchens. We begin with the importance of accessories and how to quickly and inexpensively renovate a kitchen with simple updates. Then, we create new cabinets to fill in the space above older cabinets. D

11:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   Mountain Heart. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Cowmonster Pair"  Elmo and Telly are at Hooper's store when Little Bo Peep comes looking for her cow. Elmo and Telly offer to help her and decide to call themselves the Cowmonster Pair! Luis comes along and sings about animal tracks. Now Elmo and Telly have their first clue! They find animal tracks on the ground, but when Telly tosses his lasso around an animal, it's a chicken, not a cow! Luis gives them another clue and sings about tracks that are kind of round. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Confuciusornis Says/Tiny's Tiny Doll"  Confuciusornis Says - The next stop on the World Tour takes the Pteranodons to Confuciusornis Gardens to visit a very wise, old dinosaur. They try some new foods, and learn to meditate, leaving them with their own enlightening mountain-top experience. Tiny's Tiny Doll - During the Pteranodons' World Tour, Tiny mistakenly leaves her favorite Tiny-Doll behind at Velociraptor Valley. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Baby Dino's Big Discovery"  ROAR! Pig invited his friends over to play dinosaurs, but Whyatt can't figure out which toy dinosaur he has. So he super readers soar into Baby Dino's Big Discovery where they lend a hand to a baby dinosaur searching for his mommy. They'll need to look closely to figure out what kind of dinosaur Baby Dino is. D

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "A Long Winter's Nap/The Tree Doctor"  A Long Winter's Nap - Sally and Nick are so excited to go ice skating tomorrow, that they can't fall asleep! Cat's friend Boris the bear can help! Off they go to the Gleep-sneep Woods to learn how Boris gets ready to take his long winter's nap. Back at home, Nick and Sally follow Boris' advice, and follow their own bedtime routine to get ready for bed. With the help of a bedtime story from Cat, they quickly fall asleep. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Octopus Wildkratticus"  When Martin accidentally knocks Aviva's creature power suits into a deep Arctic trench, the Martin and Chris dive down in search of them in Aviva's newly invented Octopod submarine. Science Concepts: An Octopus can use ink, jet propulsion, tentacle regeneration, and camouflage in order to escape or hide when in danger. Each feature has an important function for survival. D

3:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Geology"  Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guest scientists answer questions about geology. Cartan-Hansen will be joined by Reed Lewis, a geologist from the Idaho Geological Survey at the University of Idaho and Megan Dixon, an instructor from the College of Idaho.G

3:30 pm 
Dialogue  "STEM Research"  On this week's Dialogue, host Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with the administrators who oversee an array of cutting edge scientific research at the state's three major universities to find out more about their work and their support for science education in Idaho. Cartan-Hansen's guests are Mark Rudin, Vice President of Research at Boise State University; Richard Jacobsen, Executive Director of Research and Technology Transfer Idaho State University and John "Jack" McIver, Vice President for Research and Economic Development at University of Idaho. Included in this week's show is a report from Aaron Kunz about how scientists are using microscopic creatures to repurpose garbage.G

4:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Ancient Peoples of the High Desert"  High in the foothills of the Bolivian Andes in the historic village of Santiago de K, life continues nearly the same as it has for centuries. An archeological site nearby reveals, through ancient ruins, just how little life has changed over the centuries. Here at over 12,600 feet above sea level, in the highest desert in the world, residents harvest the endemic potatoes and quinoa to use to barter for outside goods. D

4:30 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

5:00 pm 
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6:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   Daniel announces that his newspaper is launching a poetry competition. The news sends the inhabitants of both towns into a frenzy of creative excitement. Ruby begins a malicious rumor that would knock Laura out of the competition.G

7:01 pm 
William and Mary   William puts his family in danger when he buries a convicted murderer.G

8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey, Series II - Part Two"  Downton Abbey becomes a convalescent home for wounded soldiers to ease overcrowding at the hospital. O'Brien is shocked to find Isobel Crawley giving most of the orders and suggests Thomas might aide Cora, now relegated to the background. Violet tries her best to undo Matthew's engagement to Lavinia while remaining convinced there is more to Lavinia's relationship with Sir Richard than meets the eye. Part 2 of 7G

9:00 pm 
New Tricks  "Big Topped"  Sandra learns her police detective father killed himself while under investigation for corruption. Meanwhile, a woman asks the team to look into the death of the man she has recently discovered was her biological father.G

10:00 pm 
MI-5   An explosion at a gas processing plant threatens the national energy supplies. With low reserves and on the verge of running out, the country turns to Tazbekstan for help, but that country's official wants a free hand to wipe out his enemies on British soil. The team investigates the official's motives while England decides if the price is too high.G

11:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   Daniel announces that his newspaper is launching a poetry competition. The news sends the inhabitants of both towns into a frenzy of creative excitement. Ruby begins a malicious rumor that would knock Laura out of the competition.G

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