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December 19, 2012
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1:00 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

2:00 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. This is, truly, one of the world's beautiful lakes.G

2:30 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

3:00 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

4:00 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

4:30 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

5:00 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

6:00 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

6:30 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

7:00 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

7:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Chilled Tomato Soup with Tapenade, Trout Amandine, and Buttermilk Panna Cotta. D

8:00 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

8:30 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

9:00 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

9:30 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

10:00 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

11:00 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

12:00 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

12:30 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

1:00 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

1:30 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

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. 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 
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

3:00 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

3:30 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

4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

5:00 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

6:00 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

7:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey, Series II - Part Four"  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

8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey, Series II - Part Five"  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

9:00 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

10:00 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

11:00 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

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