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December 18, 2012
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5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Tip It Or Dip It"  Marcus and Manny are this week's contestants on a game show called "Tip It or Dip It." Show host Rob Robson, played by comedian Sherrod Small, introduces this week's surprise guest host and it's Francine! Will Manny's cheating prevent Marcus from winning?. D
5:30 pm 
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
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PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Himalaya with Michael Palin  "North By Northwest"  The former Monty Python player begins his 2,000-mile journey at the Khyber Pass where he takes the Khyber steam railway through the North-West Frontier Provence, home of the Pathan people, who live by the philosophy of hospitality and revenge. He meets a street dentist and prince and is introduced to bull racing. Later in Chirral, Palin views a polo match on the highest polo field in the world. Part 1 of 6G
8:00 pm 
First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty   This film tells the story of how the Founding Fathers of the United States raised the ideal of religious freedom to the level of a fundamental human right, using re-enactments, the Founding Fathers' own words and the commentary of key experts. The late Forrest Church, author, minister and former Idahoan, is one of the commentators.G
9:30 pm 
Iranian Americans   When their homeland is racked by political and religious upheaval, leading to revolution, tens of thousands of Iranians left their homeland for the United States. This account of displacement is told by more than 25 of these immigrants, who when uprooted built completely new lives in their new country. Today they are educators, politicians, diplomats, scientists, comedians, bankers, writers and engineers, among other careers.G
10:30 pm 
Serving America: Memories of Peace Corps   A mix of archival film and photographs, along with personal stories from former volunteers, tells a story of service and idealism. Interviews convey the volunteers' passion, commitment and bravery as they lived and worked in developing countries. From almost fatal obstacles to spiritual epiphanies, these men and women describe their transformative experiences.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
5:00 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
6:00 pm 
Saving The Titanic   With an ensemble cast and based on eyewitness accounts, this historical drama seeks to tell what happened in the engine and boiler rooms after the collision through the story of nine men from the engineering crew. These men fight to hold back the sea and keep the ship's power systems running even as they learn that all is lost.G
7:00 pm 
Secrets of the Dead  "China's Terracotta Warriors"  When the first emperor of China wanted an extravagant tomb for his journey into the afterlife, he decreed he would be protected by an army. Artisans have less than two years to complete the massive project using the technology of 2,200 years ago to construct 8,000 life-sized, painted figures. Archaeologist Agnes Hsu shows how it might have been done.G
8:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Fat and Happy?"  This episode discusses America's latest epidemic, obesity. While 20% of adults are clinically obese, now 25% of children are too, and the proportion is steadily increasing. What shape will Americans be in within a decade or so? The program looks at research on fad diets; on the real relationships between activity and weight; on how well- meaning mothers teach their kids to overeat; on how obese research subjects bend the truth about what they eat; and on the movement of Native Americans, suffering from widespread obesity-related diabetes, to get back to traditional wild food diets. D
9:00 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
10:00 pm 
Saving The Titanic   With an ensemble cast and based on eyewitness accounts, this historical drama seeks to tell what happened in the engine and boiler rooms after the collision through the story of nine men from the engineering crew. These men fight to hold back the sea and keep the ship's power systems running even as they learn that all is lost.G
11:00 pm 
Secrets of the Dead  "China's Terracotta Warriors"  When the first emperor of China wanted an extravagant tomb for his journey into the afterlife, he decreed he would be protected by an army. Artisans have less than two years to complete the massive project using the technology of 2,200 years ago to construct 8,000 life-sized, painted figures. Archaeologist Agnes Hsu shows how it might have been done.G
5:00 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
5:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "New York-Style Pizza at Home"  Host Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn to learn how to make the perfect New York-style pizza. Next, Chris goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn the secrets to making the ultimate Thin-Crust Pizza at home. And finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of red wine vinegar. D
6:00 pm 
Cuisine Culture  "Josiah Citrin, Los Angeles"  Two-Star Michelin chef Josiah Citrin takes us to Santa Monica's farmers market, where we try local and organic produce that go into his main course: a Liberty Duck Breast a l'Orange served with a colorful Blood Orange Reduction and Tender Baby Turnips. He then leads us to his renowned restaurant Melisse where he shows us the intricacies behind the appetizer: a Sweet Onion Parmesan Soup with Crabcake and Meyer Lemon. Perfect harmony is created with Warm Crispy Beignets served with Spiced Chocolate Sauce and Cream Gelato. D
6:30 pm 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Family-Style Breakfast"  The breakfast of your dreams, prepared by Pati and her sister Alisa. This episode includes both quick, simple dishes and ones meant for a deliciously messy morning feast. Mexican French Toast Rolls (Dedos Gitanos); Green Chilaquiles in Roasted Tomatillo Sauce; Alisa's Marbled Pound Cake. D
7:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Hammer Veneering with Steve Latta"  Learn classic hammer veneering using the pull hammer to put the squeeze on fine finished furniture. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Italy's Great Hill Towns"  Rick finds Italy's quintessential charms in the classic hill towns. He travels from San Gimignano's medieval towers to Cortona's charming lanes, to Orvieto's history of papal intrigue and Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas.G
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Going Platinum"  Platinum is a naturally white metal that's been around for a long time but its only found in a few places including a few meteorites that crashed to earth 2 billion years ago. Platinum is an extraordinary metal---thirty times rarer than gold. And it is virtually impossible to corrode. D
8:30 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
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "New York-Style Pizza at Home"  Host Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn to learn how to make the perfect New York-style pizza. Next, Chris goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn the secrets to making the ultimate Thin-Crust Pizza at home. And finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of red wine vinegar. D
9:30 pm 
Coastal Cooking with John Shields  "Carolina On My Mind"  The Grande Dame of Southern cuisine, Nathalie Dupree, shares some of the secrets of Southern cooking with her Frogmore Stew and Biscuits. Other recipes include Savannah She-Crab Soup and Peach Shortcake with Fluffy Cornmeal Pecan Toping. The Kitchen Goddess demonstrates how to put together a peachy floral centerpiece for your dinner table. D
10:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Kicking Up The Classics"  Joanne and her student Lauren give comfort food a kick preparing a 30 minute lamb and black bean chili and hiding a red pepper jelly surprise inside corn muffins. Recipes: Thirty-Minute Lamb and Black Bean Chili and Spicy Red Pepper Jelly-Filled Corn Muffins. Student: Lauren Eastman, Public Relations Executive. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Italy's Great Hill Towns"  Rick finds Italy's quintessential charms in the classic hill towns. He travels from San Gimignano's medieval towers to Cortona's charming lanes, to Orvieto's history of papal intrigue and Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas.G
11:00 pm 
Expanding Canon: Teaching Multicultural Literature In High School, The  "Workshop 6. Cultural Studies: N. Scott Momaday and Russell Leong"  In Part I, Betty Tillman Samb. D
5:00 pm 
Aspen Institute Presents  "America 2012: A Country Divided"  The Aspen Ideas Festival played host to the leading political thinkers and newsmakers. Disparate views shared the stage for civil conversation on health care policy, voter fraud, and political media coverage. Valerie Jarrett, Jane Harman, Vin Weber, Mitch Daniels, journalists from The Atlantic magazine, CNN, National Journal, and more bring an in-depth analysis to America's divided political environment. D
6:00 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
6:30 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
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
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8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Aspen Institute Presents  "America 2012: A Country Divided"  The Aspen Ideas Festival played host to the leading political thinkers and newsmakers. Disparate views shared the stage for civil conversation on health care policy, voter fraud, and political media coverage. Valerie Jarrett, Jane Harman, Vin Weber, Mitch Daniels, journalists from The Atlantic magazine, CNN, National Journal, and more bring an in-depth analysis to America's divided political environment. D
11:00 pm 
Nature  "Revealing The Leopard"  The world's most numerous big cat is seldom seen although its members live among villages and on the outskirts of cities in Africa and much of Asia. One female leopard allows filmmakers to follow her to her den and film her cubs from their earliest days as she teaches them to survive. Interspersed with the leopard family story are vignettes of leopards from around the world.G

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