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December 19, 2012
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2:00 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
3:00 am 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "Microbial Genetics"  Microorganisms have evolved several mechanisms for conserving and transmitting traits to each other. This episode investigates the three major mechanisms and how they enable microbes to not only pass on traits to off-spring but exchange them with each other within the same generation. Horizontal gene transfer is a major reason microbes can adapt so rapidly to environmental changes either natural or anthropogenic. D
3:30 am 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "The Tree of Life"  Recent advances in molecular techniques have led to new theories of evolution and the relationships among living organisms. The Tree of Life examines this "evolution revolution" using genetic sequencing techniques to trace the phylogentic history of microbial life. Both the big picture of microbial evolution and the methods necessary for determining molecular phylogenies are examined. D
4:00 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Running Water: Erosion and Deposition"  Analyzes the role of running water in sculpting Earth's surface, discusses tectonic and hydrologic cycles and how they work together to shape the land.G
4:30 am 
Economics U$A  "Profits and Interest"  This program explains how banks, big business, and little entrepreneurs act to maximize profit. D
5:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
5:30 am 
French In Action  "In All Labor There Is Profit II"  Mireille and Robert are sharing stories about people who ended up doing something different from what they had planned. Mireille wants to know what Robert intends to do.G
6:00 am 
Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique  "Increase Energy and Improve Strength"  NULL
6:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Circus Stars/Limelight Fright"  Circus Stars - When Clifford's hero Gordo the elephant, star of the circus, comes down with a cold, Clifford volunteers to step in and help out. Starstruck Clifford learns that "stars" are just regular people and, like everyone else, they sometimes need a helping hand. ~~Limelight Fright - When Emily and Charley recruit the crew to help them with a show, scene-stealing Cleo is surprised to discover she has stage fright! But she learns that the support of friends can help work through a problem. D
7:00 am 
Arthur  "April 9th (Parts I & II)"  April 9th (Parts I and II) - April 9th begins like any normal day. until a fire destroys the teacher's lounge and forces Lakewood Elementary to close. This unexpected event finds the children dealing with a wide range of emotional reactions: Sue Ellen is devastated when her diary is ruined. D
7:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Blah Blah/Skits Behaves"  Martha Blah Blah - Granny Flo decides to cut costs at the soup factory. Skits Behaves - Now that Skits is full grown, his rambunctious behavior has really gotten out of hand.G
8:00 am 
Curious George  "George's Home Run/Monkey On Ice"  George's Home Run - While Marco tries to hit his first Little League home run, George gets to play scorekeeper. Unfortunately, he can't remember the order of the numbers, so he isn't getting it quite right. Marco helps out by using a catchy song to teach George how to count from 1-10 and then George returns the favor by agreeing to be a pinch runner for an injured Marco. D
8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Reindeer Games/Along Came A Spider"  Nick and Sally can't find their sled that's buried under the snow. Off they go to the Jingly Bell Forest where Magnus shows them how he digs with his feet and shovels snow with his antlers.Nick and Sally are playing soccer when their ball goes through a hole in their net. Luckily Cat's friend Mabel is a spider who knows all about weaving - maybe she can help them!G
9:00 am 
Super Why!  "Tom Thumb"  Littlest Pig is ready for an adventure.but his brothers tell him he's too young! The Super Readers jump straight into the story of Tom Thumb, a guy who knows what it feels like to be little.really little! Tom Thumb is about to set off on his own adventure, and lucky for him the Super Readers are there to get him out of a few scrapes. D
9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Double-Crested Trouble/Erma and the Conductor"  While riding the Dinosaur Train, Buddy and Tiny meet Dylan and Devlin Dilophosaurus, twin brothers with amazing double-crests on their heads. Dylan and Devlin like to compete over everything from getting the best seat on the train, to being the best hunter. After Tiny and Buddy spend time with the brothers, they show them how working as a team can help them succeed while hunting! The Pteranodon family is on the Dinosaur Train headed to the Big Pond for a special nighttime treat - watching a meteor shower in the sky! Mr. Conductor stops to pick up Erma Eoraptor, his best friend, whom he's excited to spend time with that night. D
10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Good Sport"  Elmo and Abby are playing a game of hot potato together. Elmo keeps losing the game and starts to feel frustrated. He thinks that something must be wrong with the potato, and tries using another one, but he still loses. D
11:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Be A Vegetable Taster!/Daniel Tries A New Food"  Be a Vegetable Taster! - Teacher Harriet introduces Daniel and his friends to the school's vegetable garden and convinces them to pick out some healthy veggies for their snack. They explore the garden, picking and trying different vegetables.with mixed results! Daniel Tries a New Food - Miss Elaina is having dinner with the Tiger family and she encourages Daniel to try some new food: Veggie Spaghetti and Banana Swirl. D
11:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "The Wind Did It"  Sid can't figure out who messed up the pile of leaves he raked up in the backyard. At school, Sid and his friends discover that wind is strong enough to make sand dunes, waves, move sail boats, and even blow away a pile of leaves!. D
12:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Bit By Bit/Ride 'em Cowbear"  Bit by Bit: It is Monkey's birthday, and a sick Frog entrusts Duck and Bug to take his present-a banana-to Monkey's birthday party for him. In their enthusiasm to get to the party, Duck and Bug accidentally break the banana into letters.and they don't know how to rebuild it! It's just too big a word. D
12:30 pm 
Caillou  "Nature"  Today Caillou discovers the wonders of the natural world. Grandma introduces Caillou to the many birds that live in the park, and then gives him a bird house for his own backyard. That's why Caillou's prepared when he and Sarah find a baby bird that's fallen from its nest, and they nurse it back to health. D
1:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "For The Fun of It and Starlight, Star Bright"  For the Fun of It: After BJ sees Terry play basketball, he wants to learn the teenager's fancy moves. He's trying so hard, but just can't seem to do it! More importantly, he's not even having fun anymore. After some advice from Barney and Terry, BJ decides to do his best and have fun! Educational theme: Practice, perseverance. D
1:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Exciting Friends"  Gordon and Ferdinand - Sir Topham Hatt welcomes Ferdinand to his railroad by letting him share Gordon's special. They will be taking the Lion of Sodor to the Summer House and Ferdinand will be Gordon's back engine, which Gordon isn't happy about. They pass workmen who cheer for Ferdinand (not for Gordon or the Lion of Sodor!). D
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "George's Home Run/Monkey On Ice"  George's Home Run - While Marco tries to hit his first Little League home run, George gets to play scorekeeper. Unfortunately, he can't remember the order of the numbers, so he isn't getting it quite right. Marco helps out by using a catchy song to teach George how to count from 1-10 and then George returns the favor by agreeing to be a pinch runner for an injured Marco. D
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Blah Blah/Skits Behaves"  Martha Blah Blah - Granny Flo decides to cut costs at the soup factory. Skits Behaves - Now that Skits is full grown, his rambunctious behavior has really gotten out of hand.G
3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Junior Assistant"  Francine wants to be on the next season of the "The Junior Assistant, " a reality show run by The Ronald, one of the most rich and famous people in the world. She must collaborate with Hector and The Electric Company to make six hundred cookies by five o'clock in order to prove she's worthy of being on the show. D
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Oh, Holiday Cheese/Change Day"  Oh, Holiday Cheese - The Botsfords kick off the holiday festivities with a cheese party. With lots of cheese and sing-a-longs, the party is a huge success until Dr. Two Brains shows up with his cheese-swiping ray. Can WordGirl save the party and get Dr. Two Brains into the holiday spirit? Vocabulary Words: Curmudgeon, Festivity. D
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Googly-Eye: The Night Guru"  The Kratt brothers secretly "borrow" Aviva's half finished night vision goggles to go in search of a mysterious nocturnal creature. But when the unstable goggles stop working, the brothers find themselves taken in by the nocturnal society of the tarsier. As they investigate, the Wild Kratts team discovers that nocturnal creatures only come out at night and learn that eyes help a creature see by collecting the light that comes from objects all around. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Emperor Has Snow Clothes"  Hacker has crowned himself Emperor of Penguia and deposited the real emperor as a frozen statue in a distant corner of the site. The CyberSquad arrives just as a crippling snowstorm makes its way across Penguia in a path that seems destined to collide with their rescue. Digit uses updates on the storm's progress from cyberweathercaster Stormy Gale (Janice Huff) to help the kids track the storm. D
5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Ruff's Yard Sale Makes A Racket"  Ruff realizes that he's a horrible shopper. (He just bought a sock at a yard sale for sixteen dollars, after talking the price UP from a quarter!) He also bought a broken tennis racquet at the same sale, which he plans on using in an upcoming match against his nemesis Spot Spotnick! Ruff sends Liza and Talia to the headquarters of Wilson Sporting Goods to design a new tennis racquet for him; and he gets some shopping tips from Bethany and Brian, as they head out to Brimfield Fair, the biggest flea market in the world!. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   President Obama urges House Speaker John Boehner to take the deal on the fiscal cliff.calling it something Republicans can be proud of. NBR's Darren Gersh has the latest on the negotiations going on in Washington. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Nature  "Christmas In Yellowstone"  The undisturbed beauty of Yellowstone National Park in winter dress is NATURE's holiday gift to viewers. Cameras capture breathtaking landscapes that frame intimate scenes of wildlife making their way through their most challenging season of the year. Filmmaker Shane Moore, who lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, leads the way on this winter exploration that includes meeting Tim Murphy, who has skied into Yellowstone for 26 winters to photograph its wonders.G
8:00 pm 
NOVA  "Riddles of the Sphinx"  A team of archeologists, including the director of the Ancient Egypt Resource Associates, peel back 45 centuries of mysteries to reveal the techniques and labor invested in the giant sculpture. The team unearths new discoveries about the people who built this half-human, half-lion image that is nearly the length of a football field and as tall as the White House. And, why they created such a haunting and stupendous image.G
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Building Pharaoh's Ship"  NOVA follows a team of archaeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the mighty vessel shown on a mysterious carving on the wall of a 3,500-year-old temple built for the female pharaoh Hatshepsut. According to the wall carving, the vessel embarks on a royal expedition to a mysterious land called Punt. Today's adventurers launch their boat into the Red Sea on a modern voyage of discovery.G
10:00 pm 
Hustle  "The Delivery"  Mickey and the gang suddenly find themselves trying to recover diamonds for the Mafia to help an old friend, but soon discover the diamonds are underneath a police station. Meanwhile, Albert gets a shocking revelation from someone from his past.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
2:00 am 
The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2012   The White House tradition celebrates its 90th year with a musical program, a presidential message, and throwing the switch for lighting on the 28-foot-tall Colorado blue spruce from Virginia. Singer James Taylor headlines the performances that include Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Colbie Caillat and Phillip Phillips.G
3:00 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
3:30 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
4:00 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
5:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "The Class Votes/The Neighborhood Votes"  The Class Votes - At school, Daniel and his classmates get to choose their new class pet! Teacher Harriet explains that they can either get a bunny or a turtle. The kids learn what it means to 'vote' and that sometimes it doesn't always turn out your way. Luckily, ALL of the kids find something to love about their new pet, 'Snowball'! The Neighborhood Votes - The Tiger family is going to Clock Factory Park today to hear a big announcement from King Friday. D
5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Blah Blah/Skits Behaves"  Martha Blah Blah - Granny Flo decides to cut costs at the soup factory. Skits Behaves - Now that Skits is full grown, his rambunctious behavior has really gotten out of hand.G
6:00 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
7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "The Czech Republic Off The Beaten Path"  Rick begins with a whirlwind round of Art Nouveau, local pub music, stinky cheese-tasting, river-rafting and peat-bathing in places like Olomouc, Moravsky Krumlov, Trebon and Konopiste.G
7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Switzerland and the Alps"  The Swiss Alps reverberate with cowbells, accordions, and laughter. We make our home base in the year-round playground of Interlaken, the "town between two lakes". We sail across glacial Lake Brienz, famous for its beautiful woodcarving. D
8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Bolivia: The Cold Desert Frontier"  Our journey to the highest desert in the world begins in Potos�, in southwestern Bolivia. At 12,000 feet above sea level, it is the highest city in the world. The indigenous people of this high cold desert have used llama trains for thousands of years to transport the salt harvested in the area's dry lakebeds. D
8:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Chilled Tomato Soup with Tapenade, Trout Amandine, and Buttermilk Panna Cotta. D
9:00 am 
America's Heartland   An Oregon dairy's community outreach delivers more than milk; A sheep shearing class in Tennessee is definitely "Hands On"; A cookbook author encourages consumers to support farmers; "Ask a Farmer" explains why horses are measured in "hands". D
9:30 am 
New Scandinavian Cooking  "Mackerel - The Shiny Bounty of Summer"  Andreas visits the southern Norwegian resort town of Kristians and, where the Norwegians flock every summer. Andreas goes fishing for mackerel and along the way, he cooks a variety of fish dishes, from fried sprats and mackerel sushi to the ultimate expression of Norwegian summer: grilled and smoked mackerel. D
10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Italian Comfort Classics"  Host Christopher Kimball visits a Vermont farm to learn about chickens, old and new. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make authentic Chicken Canzanese (Italian braised chicken). Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the test kitchen's favorite gadgets. D
10:30 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Wild for Wildlife"  Allen's Garden Home Retreat is an oasis for birds, butterflies and other creatures. He has installed birdhouses and plants for the inhabitants' comfort.G
11:00 am 
Live from the Artists Den  "Norah Jones"  The Brooklyn resident performs near her home at the historic Green Building, a former brass foundry, in Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens area. She serves up a 20-song retrospective, ranging from her breakthrough hit, "Don't Know Why," to her latest single, "Happy Pills." The encore finds her and her band gathered around an old-time microphone, offering sweet harmonies.G
12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "The Good Sport"  Elmo and Abby are playing a game of hot potato together. Elmo keeps losing the game and starts to feel frustrated. He thinks that something must be wrong with the potato, and tries using another one, but he still loses. D
1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Double-Crested Trouble/Erma and the Conductor"  While riding the Dinosaur Train, Buddy and Tiny meet Dylan and Devlin Dilophosaurus, twin brothers with amazing double-crests on their heads. Dylan and Devlin like to compete over everything from getting the best seat on the train, to being the best hunter. After Tiny and Buddy spend time with the brothers, they show them how working as a team can help them succeed while hunting! The Pteranodon family is on the Dinosaur Train headed to the Big Pond for a special nighttime treat - watching a meteor shower in the sky! Mr. Conductor stops to pick up Erma Eoraptor, his best friend, whom he's excited to spend time with that night. D
1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Little Red Riding Hood"  Boo! Wolfy won't stop tricking Littlest Pig, and he has had enough! The Super Readers travel "Over the River and Through the Woods" into the story of Little Red Riding Hood on an adventure to find Little Red, her Grandma and the Wolf himself! Will talking to the Wolf help Pig, or does this wolf have more tricks up his sleeve? Educational Objectives: To learn about advocating for yourself. Also to recognize the alphabet, play fun spelling games and use the power to read to change the story. D
2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Reindeer Games/Along Came A Spider"  Nick and Sally can't find their sled that's buried under the snow. Off they go to the Jingly Bell Forest where Magnus shows them how he digs with his feet and shovels snow with his antlers.Nick and Sally are playing soccer when their ball goes through a hole in their net. Luckily Cat's friend Mabel is a spider who knows all about weaving - maybe she can help them!G
2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Bass Class"  Martin and Chris are in the middle of a friendly competition to find Small-mouth and Large-mouth Bass when they meet Wild Kratts Kid, Gavin, who is fishing. Before they can join him, Zach Varmitech arrives and challenges them to a fishing contest. The Wild Kratts team must use their knowledge of bass biology to win the tournament fair and square. D
3:00 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. Joan Cartan-Hansen is joined by Dr. Mary River, a neurologist at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, to answer students' questions.G
3:30 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
4:00 pm 
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
4:30 pm 
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
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   When her husband escapes from prison, Mrs. Macey fears the damage to her reputation will force her to leave Candleford. Caroline is summoned to court for failing to pay her debts and faces debtor's prison. Laura strikes up a friendship with Philip, a gamekeeper from the manor.G
7:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Electric Vendetta, Part 2"  With three murders to investigate, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby uncovers multiple motives and begins to suspect there may be multiple killers also. Part 2 of 2G
8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey (S2 E4)"  In the climactic battle of the war, Matthew and William go over the top to an uncertain fate. Vera plays a cruel endgame with Bates and Anna, forcing Lady Mary to consider using her connection with Sir Richard Carlisle to save her family from dishonor. Daisy faces the severest test of her life. Part 4 of 7G
9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey (S2 E5)"  The end of the war is in sight and Downton's aristocrats and servants put their lives back together. Mary and Sir Richard go estate hunting. A recuperating Canadian officer imparts things to Lady Edith that could cause problems for the Crawley family. Part 5 of 7G
10:00 pm 
New Tricks  "God's Waiting Room"  When Sandra's mother, Grace, suffers a fall and acknowledges she can no longer live alone, Grace chooses a nursing home that is the scene of a suspicious death. It becomes apparent the calm fa�ade of the home belies jealousies and petty crimes within. The team uncovers disturbing facts that send them into action.G
11:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   When her husband escapes from prison, Mrs. Macey fears the damage to her reputation will force her to leave Candleford. Caroline is summoned to court for failing to pay her debts and faces debtor's prison. Laura strikes up a friendship with Philip, a gamekeeper from the manor.G
1:30 am 
French In Action  "All Manner of Transportation II"  At Chartres, Robert is deeply moved by the beauty of the cathedral and of his companion. When she leaves briefly, to visit a nearby museum, he imagines he's being betrayed.G
2:00 am 
Unfinished Nation  "The Collapse of Peace"  The aftermath of World War II and the origins of the Cold War. Soviet-American tensions during WWI and Yalta Conference. Truman succeeds Roosevelt as president. Failure of Potsdam and China problems. The Containment Doctrine; the Marshall Plan. Mobilization at home and creation of NATO. American society and politics after the War.G
2:30 am 
Unfinished Nation  "Fallout"  Election of 1948. Fair Deal revised. The Korean War. The crusade against subversion: Alger Hiss, the Rosenberg Case, McCarthyism.G
3:00 am 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Judgment and Decision Making"  Analyzes the decision making process and human intuition through interviews with leading authorities who reveal how and why people make good and bad decisions.G
3:30 am 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Motivation and Emotion"  Reviews what researchers are discovering about why people act and feel as they do, from the exhilaration of love to the agony of failure.G
4:00 am 
DragonflyTV  "Wind"  Go fly a kite: Danielle and Jasmine engineer a sleek two-stringer for fierce kite competition. And Nathaniel creates his own wind tunnel to test his race cars. D
4:30 am 
Biz Kid$  "Escape The Box"  Discover how different families work out "allowances." Even basic financial planning starts now. Learn how to manage your monthly income and expenses for vacations, education, and more.G
5:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Sustainable Agriculture (Swoope, VA)"  Polyface Farms is everything that industrialized farming is not. Here's an in depth look at how they are able to grow produce and raise food (beef, chickens, pigs and turkeys) while stewarding the land at the same time. D
5:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Googly-Eye: The Night Guru"  The Kratt brothers secretly "borrow" Aviva's half finished night vision goggles to go in search of a mysterious nocturnal creature. But when the unstable goggles stop working, the brothers find themselves taken in by the nocturnal society of the tarsier. As they investigate, the Wild Kratts team discovers that nocturnal creatures only come out at night and learn that eyes help a creature see by collecting the light that comes from objects all around. D
6:00 am 
Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen   Sicilian Salad with Sauteed Shrimp; Pasta with Pine Nuts, Raisins and Tomatoes. D
6:30 am 
Art of Food with Wendy Brodie  "Indian Cuisine"  Guest chef Raghavan Iyer of Bombay, India combines herbs and spices to create delectable sauces, chutneys and rice. D
7:00 am 
OpenRoad  "Southwest"  Zion Canyoneering - Explore the slot canyons of Utah's Zion National Park and uncover the history of Hoover Dam as Doug travels deep inside the massive monument. Best of the West - Western towns - Bodie along the eastern Sierra front, Coloma in California's gold country and Drawbridge in San Francisco Bay. Legend of the West - San Francisco cabbie, Buzz Brooks. D
7:30 am 
Grannies On Safari  "Western Cape, South Africa & Botswana"  They begin their adventure in glorious Cape Town with excursions to the Cape of Good Hope and the wine lands. The Grannies board "The Pride of Africa" on Rovos Rail - accommodated in a restored vintage car - for a two-day trip to Pretoria that includes a stop at the famous Kimberly Gold Mines. While in Botswana, the ladies visit the set of the popular television series "The Ladies #1 Detective Agency" and meet with the Oodi Weavers. D
8:00 am 
Ask This Old House  "Using Hand Planes/Repairing A Cracked Stone Walkway"  In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the proper way to use hand planes. Then, Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Roger helps a homeowner repair a cracked stone walkway. D
8:30 am 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Serving Cart"  NULL
9:00 am 
GardenSMART   GardenSMART visits a garden that was a catastrophe, but with TLC, it was turned into a paradise. This "rags to riches" story will inspire you. Be sure to tune in. D
9:30 am 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Kids in the Garden"  Parents will learn to love creepy crawly critters as much as their children with Katie's great projects for a critter grow chart and a lady bug bag. Recipes: garden cupcakes and oven-fried chicken tenders. D
10:00 am 
It's Sew Easy  "Accessories and Simple Sewing"  The experts break sewing into manageable parts as they share their unique style. Designer and blogger Gretchen Hirsch opens the premiere show demonstrating how to make an updated skirt with a retro vibe. Then, Editor Tricia Waddell creates a silk scarf with simple sewing. D
10:30 am 
Best of Simply Painting: Across Europe  "Portlaoise"  Frank stops at an art gallery in the lovely town of Portlaoise, and encounters some fellow artists outdoors. Painting: Portlaoise Lake and artist. D
11:00 am 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "Chinese Favorites"  The Pences offer tips for cooking international specialties as they fix spicy chili noodles topped with orange-glazed chicken, and crab spring rolls.G
11:30 am 
Taste This!  "Big Apple Bbq"  This New York City event combines a block party atmosphere with pit masters from all over the country barbequing until their hands fall off! Chef Joe visits the stands known for the best pulled pork and ribs in the South! When he returns to the test kitchen, he focuses this episode's recipes on Veal. Recipes include a veal stew and veal scaloppini. D
12:00 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
1:00 pm 
French In Action  "All Manner of Transportation I"  Mireille is going to Chartres, and Robert invites himself along. They decide to take the train. Robert almost gets lost in the metro on his way to meet Mireille at the station.G
1:30 pm 
French In Action  "All Manner of Transportation II"  At Chartres, Robert is deeply moved by the beauty of the cathedral and of his companion. When she leaves briefly, to visit a nearby museum, he imagines he's being betrayed.G
2:00 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "The Collapse of Peace"  The aftermath of World War II and the origins of the Cold War. Soviet-American tensions during WWI and Yalta Conference. Truman succeeds Roosevelt as president. Failure of Potsdam and China problems. The Containment Doctrine; the Marshall Plan. Mobilization at home and creation of NATO. American society and politics after the War.G
2:30 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "Fallout"  Election of 1948. Fair Deal revised. The Korean War. The crusade against subversion: Alger Hiss, the Rosenberg Case, McCarthyism.G
3:00 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Judgment and Decision Making"  Analyzes the decision making process and human intuition through interviews with leading authorities who reveal how and why people make good and bad decisions.G
3:30 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Motivation and Emotion"  Reviews what researchers are discovering about why people act and feel as they do, from the exhilaration of love to the agony of failure.G
4:00 pm 
DragonflyTV  "Wind"  Go fly a kite: Danielle and Jasmine engineer a sleek two-stringer for fierce kite competition. And Nathaniel creates his own wind tunnel to test his race cars. D
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Escape The Box"  Discover how different families work out "allowances." Even basic financial planning starts now. Learn how to manage your monthly income and expenses for vacations, education, and more.G
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Junior Assistant"  Francine wants to be on the next season of the "The Junior Assistant, " a reality show run by The Ronald, one of the most rich and famous people in the world. She must collaborate with Hector and The Electric Company to make six hundred cookies by five o'clock in order to prove she's worthy of being on the show. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Emperor Has Snow Clothes"  Hacker has crowned himself Emperor of Penguia and deposited the real emperor as a frozen statue in a distant corner of the site. The CyberSquad arrives just as a crippling snowstorm makes its way across Penguia in a path that seems destined to collide with their rescue. Digit uses updates on the storm's progress from cyberweathercaster Stormy Gale (Janice Huff) to help the kids track the storm. D
6:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "New York City and New Jersey: An Italian-American Picnic in NYC"  NULL
6:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Dinner at the Diner"  NULL
7:00 pm 
7:30 pm 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Tequila!"  This episode puts a twist on tequila by using it in a number of tasty, savory and sweet recipes sure to impress special guests. A noted mixologist shows Pati how to make a unique cocktail, and she uses tequila to ignite a main dish. Ancho Chile and Orange Juice Tequila Chaser (Sangrita); Fresh Jicama and Orange Pico de Gallo; Tequila, Mexican Cream and Chipotle Shrimp; Derek Brown's Cocktail; Coffee Flan with Tequila Whipped Cream. D
8:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Using Hand Planes/Repairing A Cracked Stone Walkway"  In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the proper way to use hand planes. Then, Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Roger helps a homeowner repair a cracked stone walkway. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Vienna"  Rick tiptoes through the palace of Maria Theresa and is dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels. He picnics on the Danube, nibbles strudel in an old world cafe, reviews slinky Art Nouveau, and waltzes in three-quarter time to music by Johann Strauss.G
9:00 pm 
Equitrekking  "Vermont"  Equitrekking host Darley Newman visits the Mountain Top Inn outside of Killington to explore the area's Green Mountains trails and learn the art of driving with two large Clydesdales. At the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm, Darley experiences the smooth gaits of the Icelandic horse on a multi-day inn-to-inn ride through meadows, woods and old farm lands in the Mad River Valley. Next, Darley visits the University of Vermont's Morgan Horse Farm to learn about Vermont's state animal and UVM's historic breeding program, which dates back to 1878. D
9:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "New York City and New Jersey: An Italian-American Picnic in NYC"  NULL
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Dinner at the Diner"  NULL
10:30 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Mediterranean Baja"  The Baja California peninsula boasts a climate reminiscent of those on the Mediterranean Sea. Thousands of olive trees and vineyards in Northern Baja capture the distinctiveness of this region of Mexico. We explore the amazing grilled octopus at Tres Virgenes in La Paz and enjoy mesquite-grilled lamb with 9-chile mole sauce. D
11:00 pm 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "Chinese Favorites"  The Pences offer tips for cooking international specialties as they fix spicy chili noodles topped with orange-glazed chicken, and crab spring rolls.G
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Vienna"  Rick tiptoes through the palace of Maria Theresa and is dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels. He picnics on the Danube, nibbles strudel in an old world cafe, reviews slinky Art Nouveau, and waltzes in three-quarter time to music by Johann Strauss.G
2:00 am 
2:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Anne Lamott (author). D
3:00 am 
Secrets of the Dead  "Blackbeard's Lost Ship"  Off the coast of North Carolina, a group of marine archaeologists has discovered the remains of the Queen Anne's Revenge, the pirate Blackbeard's flagship. Their careful preservation and analysis of the remains - including cannons, guns, anchors, even gold - are helping to solve the biggest mystery about the infamous pirate's reign: Was the ship's sinking an accident or was the grounding a carefully laid plot by Blackbeard to double-cross his men and steal the treasure for himself? Three hundred years later, SECRETS OF THE DEAD reveals the true story. D
4:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
4:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Marcus Miller (jazz artist). D
5:00 am 
5:30 am 
6:00 am 
Get Off Your Knees: The John Robinson Story   Despite being a congenital amputee, John Robinson overcame major challenges in order to achieve the life of his dreams. Through his remarkable tenacity, talent and faith, Robinson made his way in a world not designed for those without typical arms and legs, and now leads what many would consider an ordinary life.G
7:00 am 
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
8:00 am 
Frontline  "Cell Tower Deaths"  FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate on-the-job deaths among workers for the independent contractors that are building and servicing America's cellular infrastructure. The program also looks at people imprisoned for child death cases on evidence that that turned out to be unreliable or wrong.G
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 
11:30 am 
12:00 pm 
Get Off Your Knees: The John Robinson Story   Despite being a congenital amputee, John Robinson overcame major challenges in order to achieve the life of his dreams. Through his remarkable tenacity, talent and faith, Robinson made his way in a world not designed for those without typical arms and legs, and now leads what many would consider an ordinary life.G
1:00 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
2:00 pm 
Frontline  "Cell Tower Deaths"  FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate on-the-job deaths among workers for the independent contractors that are building and servicing America's cellular infrastructure. The program also looks at people imprisoned for child death cases on evidence that that turned out to be unreliable or wrong.G
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 pm 
Get Off Your Knees: The John Robinson Story   Despite being a congenital amputee, John Robinson overcame major challenges in order to achieve the life of his dreams. Through his remarkable tenacity, talent and faith, Robinson made his way in a world not designed for those without typical arms and legs, and now leads what many would consider an ordinary life.G
6:00 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
7:00 pm 
Frontline  "Cell Tower Deaths"  FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate on-the-job deaths among workers for the independent contractors that are building and servicing America's cellular infrastructure. The program also looks at people imprisoned for child death cases on evidence that that turned out to be unreliable or wrong.G
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   President Obama urges House Speaker John Boehner to take the deal on the fiscal cliff.calling it something Republicans can be proud of. NBR's Darren Gersh has the latest on the negotiations going on in Washington. D
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 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

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