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December 18, 2012
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5:00 am 
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

6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Vienna and the Danube"  Rick takes in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. He travels along the Danube River and hikes through the Baroque Melk Abbey.G

6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Bordeaux and the Dordogne"  The world's finest wines, sweeping vineyards and fine food couple with a river valley dotted with castles. We sample the best Bordeaux then cruise the lovely Dordogne and Lot rivers with stops at chateaux, ancient watermills, and perched villages. Cooking classes and an underground adventure to see pre-historic cave paintings round out the trip. D

7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Desert Whales"  Located just below the elbow of Baja California, San Ignacio lagoon is the temporary home to some of the peninsula's most famous visitors-the Gray Whales. Each winter, pregnant females, and lustful males swim five thousand miles from the Arctic to visit this lagoon. Here, within a few hundred square miles, eighty percent of the majestic whales' life cycle transpires. D

7:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Mushroom Fantasy/Una Fantasia Dei Funghi"  Mary Ann visits the magical world of David Connor, AKA "Mister Tomato" who grows the most fantastic mushrooms you've ever seen in a energy-efficient greenhouse. He gives her a basket full to take nella cucina to create a hearty Pasta with Mushroom Sauce, a wintertime treat of White Polenta with Mushrooms and Peppers, and finishes it off with a Baked Mushroom Frittata. How about them tomatoes?. D

8:00 am 
Cooking Odyssey  "Irakleio"  Eva visits ancient Minoan ruins, learns how to make raki and celebrates with mantinades while Chef Yianni makes a pomegranate salad, ksinohondros me melitzana and raki infused claMs.. D

8:30 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Tacos, Tacos, Tacos"  This episode explores three very different, very authentic and very simple twists on Mexican tacos, one of Mexico's most iconic foods. Bricklayer-Style Beef Tacos; Lime-Rubbed Chicken Tacos with Corn Guacamole; Adobo Fish Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa. D

9:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Chewy Brownies and Chocolate Cupcakes"  Man on the street Doc Willoughby investigates boxed versus homemade brownies in a head-to-head tasting. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to better-than-the-box Chewy Brownies at home. Next, host Christopher Kimball visits NYC's famous Magnolia Bakery to find out what all the fuss is about! Then, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make the Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes. D

9:30 am 
Garden Smart   Many folks just don't know where to start when planning a garden. A blank yard or bare piece of paper can be overwhelming. With help from GardenSMART and these experts, you can design a beautiful garden. D

10:00 am 
Bluegrass Underground  "Sarah Jarosz"  A veteran musician who'd released two CDs before turning 20, Sarah Jarosz has gone from teenage bluegrass hotshot to fully-realized innovative artist in less time than many of us spent in braces. Playing mandolin, octave mandolin, banjo and guitar while singing in a rich, throaty voice, Jarosz creates a staggeringly original sound with her new ensemble, featuring violinist Alex Hargreaves and cellist Nathaniel Smith. Their melodic interplay weaves rock rhythms, classical textures and Appalachian melodies. D

10:30 am 
Music Voyager  "Roots, Rock, Reggae"  Jamaican reggae hit the world like a hammer in the 1970s, but where did reggae come from? How did this appealing, soulful sound develop, and where do the roots of this powerful tree extend? In this episode, Edgar explores the history of Jamaican music, from its African roots to the cusp of the reggae revolution. Edgar heads to the jungle for an entrancing kumina drumming session with the Akwaaba Drummers, that reveals the African underpinning of the island's music. Edgar is joined by Reggae Sunsplash founder Ronnie Burke on a journey across the island to Negril to meet Gilzene and the Blue Light Mento Band, who set up in a picturesque beachside setting to play some classic Jamaican mento. D

11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Hat Contest"  Today on Sesame Street it's Who Can Wear the Most Hats on Their Head Day! Elmo and Zoe are play against each other, while Chris and Alan help add more and more hats. The Hat Check Girl is also there to help count the total number of hats on each of Elmo and Zoe's heads. Elmo and Zoe are tied at the end of every round! They also have to complete challenges while wearing the hats on their heads such as saying the alphabet while standing on one leg and estimating the amount of hats they have. D

12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaurs in the Snow/Cretaceous Conifers"  Dinosaurs in the Snow - Buddy and his Pteranodon family ride the Dinosaur Train to the North Pole - where it's cooler out and the skies are dark all winter long! The kids get to play in the snow and slide on a frozen pond for the first time. Cretaceous Conifers - The whole Pteranodon family have fun celebrating Mom's favorite holiday, Winter Solstice. They learn about large conifer (evergreen) trees and help decorate them at a holiday party. D

12:30 pm 
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

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "You Should Be Dancing/Batty for Bats"  You Should Be Dancing - Nick and Sally are planning to put on a show for their moms, but they can't finish their dance without falling down! The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet one of the best dancers in the world, Tango a bird of paradise! With a few costume changes and a little practice, Nick and Sally are finally able to show their moms their new dance! Batty for Bats - Sally and Nick are playing a game of blindfolded freeze tag but they can't seem to find each other! Luckily the Cat has a friend who is always able to find his way in the dark. He takes them to meet Zapita, a bat who teaches the kids about echolocation. Now that Nick and Sally know how to listen to find their way, freeze tag has become a lot more fun!. D

1:30 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

2:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Nervous System"  It's the complex network of nerves and cells that carries messages to and from the brain and spinal cord to various parts of the body. It coordinates our movements and controls our thoughts. It's called the nervous system. On this month's D4K, host Joan Cartan-Hansen is joined by Dr. Mary River, a neurologist at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, to answer students' questions.G

2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play Meredith Wilson's "'Till There Was You" and the signature riff to "Freedom At Midnight." Featured guests include Bobby Floyd, David Tolley and five-time Grammy nominee, David Benoit. D

3:00 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

4:00 pm 
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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

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