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January 2, 2014
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12:00 am 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "Microbial Control"  Microbial Control addresses the different levels of human intervention necessary to control microorganisms. These range from the processing and packaging of our food, to sterilization in hospitals to prevent potentially dangerous encounters with microbes to the use of antibiotics to control infections when they occur.G
12:30 am 
Unseen Life On Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology  "Microbial Interactions"  This program examines the relationships between microbes and other life forms that are essential for most animal life. Although plant materials form the basic food-stuff of most herbivores, they require intestinal microbes to process that plant material into materials animals can use. Examples of both beneficial and harmful relationships are examined. D
1:00 am 
In Search of the Novel  "Why Do I Have to Read This Book?"  The workshop's 10 novels are examined to see why they appear on recommended reading lists and why they have earned numerous awards. The program looks at the essential elements of good writing and storytelling and explores positive reasons for reading. It also examines ways in which novels are challenged by students and communities. D
2:00 am 
Teaching Channel Presents  "High School English"  High School English: We'll see how teachers, including 2010 National Teacher of the Year, Sarah Brown Wessling, are working to implement the Common Core State Standards. As students are asked to go deeper into every text they read, we'll see them dissecting, discussing, and debating their way through complex lessons. D
3:00 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "The Sea Floor"  Examines major sea-floor features: the mid-oceanic ridge, oceanic trenches and fracture zones.G
3:30 am 
Economics U$A  "Economic Growth"  The effects of natural resource depletion and the nature of the telecommunications industry are explored. D
4:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
4:30 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Entre La Espada Y La Pared"  This episode introduces some phrases one might use as a tourist. Fernando is transferred to a hospital in Guadalajara where he will see a specialist.G
5:00 am 
5:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Clifford's Big Surprise/Ears Have It"  The Ears Have It - Clifford and Cleo are all excited about the town's upcoming celebration complete with a parade and fireworks! But they notice that T-Bone isn't quite is enthusiastic and soon learn that he is scared of the loud noises of all the festivities. T-Bone learns that the support of good friends can help you manage feelings of fear. Clifford's Big Surprise - Everyone is too busy to play with Clifford, because they are too busy planning a surprise party for him! On his own, Clifford learns that playing by yourself can be fun - but so is a party with all of your friends!. D
6:00 am 
Arthur  "Silent Treatment/Kung Fool"  Silent Treatment - When quiet, shy George wonders if any of his friends really notice him, he has a great idea. He's not going to speak to anyone until they notice! Well when they do in fact notice he's been feeling sad, they decide to throw him a surprise party to make him feel special. But it backfires, when they need to avoid him to plan the party! Kung Fool - Fern volunteers to help an elderly neighbor, Tony Wu, with his household chores, and then discovers his past life as a Kung Fu celebrity. D
6:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Billy Collins Speaks/Milo's Reading Buddy"  Billy Collins Speaks - Billy Collins writes great poems about dogs, and Martha thinks she knows why. Obviously, the former poet laureate must be a canine himself! When Martha meets Billy Collins she's in for a few surprises.as is he. D
7:00 am 
Curious George  "School of Dance/Curious George Sounds Off"  School of Dance - Little monkeys love to dance, which is why George can't wait for Allie's dance party. When Bill announces he's leaving town because he doesn't know how to dance the box step, George creates a footsteps dance step map to help. But you can't take a dance map to a party! How will Bill keep from stepping on toes without one? Curious George Sounds Off - Chef Pisghetti is distraught: his chickens won't lay any eggs! After spending a night in the chicken coop, George discovers that the chickens aren't sleeping and are too tired to lay eggs. D
7:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "A Tale About Tails/Sticky Situation"  A Tale About Tails - Nick and Sally are playing "Tape the Tail on the Donkey" when they wish they had tails of their own! Well it just so happens that the Cat knows a lot about tails! He brings them to the Jungle of Wagga-Tag-Tail where they meet a number of animals with very different tails. When Nick and Sally get to test out all of these tails for themselves, they learn that different tails can do different things! Sticky Situation - Sally and Nick are playing the drums on overturned buckets when Nick breaks his drumstick! Luckily, the Cat knows someone who is a stick expert, his friend Betty Beaver! She finds Nick the perfect drumstick, but when her dam springs a leak, Nick, Sally and the Cat help her fix it, using Nick's new stick. He doesn't have a stick anymore, but Nick learns an even better way to drum: using a home-made beaver tail!. D
8:00 am 
Peg + Cat  "The Circus Problem/The Buried Treasure Problem"  The Circus Problem - The Circus. When Peg and Cat find themselves in the center ring, they climb, swing, swoop and juggle their way over amazing heights and lengths. Primary Content: Measuring height, measuring length; Secondary Content: Counting by twos. D
8:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 1/Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 2"  Dinosaur Big City Part I - Buddy and the Pteranodon family begin their journey on the Dinosaur Train, gathering all their Theropod friends together to travel to a really big Theropod Club Convention which is being held in Laramidia, the "Dinosaur Big City"! Dinosaur Big City Part II - The Pteranodon family continues their journey to the Theropod Convention in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City! Among the Theropod dinosaurs that ride the Train with them is King Cryolophosaurus, who sings his songs "Big Ol' Whistle-Stop Rock-n-Roll Dinosaur Tour" and "Whole Lotta Theropods"!. D
9:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Flower Show"  Stinky is nervous that he won't bloom in time for the flower show. Maybe relaxing will help. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation. D
10:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Thank You, Grandpere Tiger!/Neighborhood Thank You Day"  Thank You, Grandpere Tiger! - Grandpere Tiger comes to visit, but is only in town for a short while. Daniel is sad that Grandpere can't come to the special Thank You Day celebration later that day. Daniel learns to be thankful for the time they DO have together, and is then surprised when Grandpere appears at the celebration after all! Neighborhood Thank You Day - The neighborhood celebrates Thank You Day by putting notes in the Thank You Tree. D
10:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Don't Forget The Leaves"  Everybody thinks flowers are special, but Sid wants to know: what makes leaves special? Sid and his friends investigate and discover that leaves are food for animals, they provide shade, and they help make nutrients so flowers and trees can grow!. D
11:00 am 
Super Why!  "The Goose and the Golden Eggs"  Red's friends would love to try some of her delicious apples, but Red wants to keep them all for herself! The Super Readers venture into the story of the Goose and the Golden Eggs to visit an old man who is as protective of his special eggs as Red is of her delicious fruit. This old man must learn his lesson, before his golden goose flies the coop! And Red needs to find out how share with her friends. Educational Objectives: To learn about giving to friends, sing the alphabet and identify the letters M-O-R-E. D
11:30 am 
Caillou  "Cooking with Caillou"  Caillou Makes a Meal: Caillou makes pizza for dinner with his family, and learns that home-made pizza can be just as good as the fast-food pizza they have delivered to their door.and it's fun to make! Educational Objective: Taking time and effort to do things yourself, rather than having them done for you. Caillou's New Groove: Mommy and Daddy are gone overnight and Grandpa and Grandma are babysitting. D
12:00 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Peace & Quiet"  Calm Down, Caitlin - When the Vicarstown Bridge is closed for repairs, Caitlin can't get back and has to spend the night on the Island of Sodor. She is so excited that she keeps waking the other engines up. They try sending her off to pull the Mail Train and the Flying Kipper, but Caitlin then wakes everyone else up on the island. D
12:30 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Thank You, Grandpere Tiger!/Neighborhood Thank You Day"  Thank You, Grandpere Tiger! - Grandpere Tiger comes to visit, but is only in town for a short while. Daniel is sad that Grandpere can't come to the special Thank You Day celebration later that day. Daniel learns to be thankful for the time they DO have together, and is then surprised when Grandpere appears at the celebration after all! Neighborhood Thank You Day - The neighborhood celebrates Thank You Day by putting notes in the Thank You Tree. D
1:00 pm 
Curious George  "School of Dance/Curious George Sounds Off"  School of Dance - Little monkeys love to dance, which is why George can't wait for Allie's dance party. When Bill announces he's leaving town because he doesn't know how to dance the box step, George creates a footsteps dance step map to help. But you can't take a dance map to a party! How will Bill keep from stepping on toes without one? Curious George Sounds Off - Chef Pisghetti is distraught: his chickens won't lay any eggs! After spending a night in the chicken coop, George discovers that the chickens aren't sleeping and are too tired to lay eggs. D
1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Billy Collins Speaks/Milo's Reading Buddy"  Billy Collins Speaks - Billy Collins writes great poems about dogs, and Martha thinks she knows why. Obviously, the former poet laureate must be a canine himself! When Martha meets Billy Collins she's in for a few surprises.as is he. D
2:00 pm 
Peg + Cat  "The Circus Problem/The Buried Treasure Problem"  The Circus Problem - The Circus. When Peg and Cat find themselves in the center ring, they climb, swing, swoop and juggle their way over amazing heights and lengths. Primary Content: Measuring height, measuring length; Secondary Content: Counting by twos. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Tell Her What She's Won/Victoria Is The Best...Wordgirl?"  TELL HER WHAT SHE'S WON - A jealous Seymour Smooth has kidnapped Beau Handsome, the host of everyone's favorite game show, "May I Have a Word?" When he starts stealing money from innocent contestants, WordGirl makes an appearance. Will she be able to rescue Beau and come up with a game plan to put Seymour back where he belongs-behind bars? Vocabulary Words: Bombard, Emcee. VICTORIA IS THE BEST. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Gila Monsters Under My House"  The Wild Kratts receive a call from Xavier, a Wild Kratt kid who lives in the Sororan Desert. A Gila monster has crawled under his house and he's scared! Martin and Chris go to check it out and Xavier soon learns about the amazing life of this creature. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Out of Sync"  The balance and harmony of the Mount Olympus cybersite is controlled and protected by the Music of the Spheres. When Hacker disrupts this balance and throws the site into utter chaos, the kids and Digit have until sunset to make the sound of the music right! For the beat to go on, the kids must recreate the music and find the missing element in the musical pattern. The Big Idea: You can use mathematical patterns to create and understand memorable musical rhythms. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "That Sculpture Isn't Yours, It's Mime"  Ruff learns that he's horrible at charades. To help him figure out how to act without making a sound, he sends Emmie and Marc to meet some mimes. Then he sends Jay and Rubye to learn how to make sculptures that move called kinetic sculptures. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Silent Treatment/Kung Fool"  Silent Treatment - When quiet, shy George wonders if any of his friends really notice him, he has a great idea. He's not going to speak to anyone until they notice! Well when they do in fact notice he's been feeling sad, they decide to throw him a surprise party to make him feel special. But it backfires, when they need to avoid him to plan the party! Kung Fool - Fern volunteers to help an elderly neighbor, Tony Wu, with his household chores, and then discovers his past life as a Kung Fu celebrity. D
5:00 pm 
WordGirl  "Tell Her What She's Won/Victoria Is The Best...Wordgirl?"  TELL HER WHAT SHE'S WON - A jealous Seymour Smooth has kidnapped Beau Handsome, the host of everyone's favorite game show, "May I Have a Word?" When he starts stealing money from innocent contestants, WordGirl makes an appearance. Will she be able to rescue Beau and come up with a game plan to put Seymour back where he belongs-behind bars? Vocabulary Words: Bombard, Emcee. VICTORIA IS THE BEST. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, stocks begin the new year with a thud. But many are betting on another big year for the market. Find out where the pros are putting their money. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Doc Martin  "Dry Your Tears"  With the departure of Dr. Dibbs, Martin agrees to continue to work at the Portwenn surgery for a couple of months while a replacement is found. He is determined to come to grips with fatherhood and asks Louisa and the baby to move into his house so he can help raise the child. Following the death of Martin's Aunt Joan, her sister Ruth Ellingham, a famously cantankerous character, arrives in town for the funeral.G
7:59 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Working for Wildlife"  Professionals and volunteers are in forests and fields - even cities - throughout Idaho working to increase knowledge about wildlife and its chances for survival. Cameras capture "deer tackling" in eastern Idaho; follow scientists and volunteers through deep snows to radio collar the seldom-seen elusive wolverine; and visit a woman raising orphan bears in her backyard in Garden City, adjacent to Boise.G
8:30 pm 
Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge  "Mali: Sahel to the Sahara"  Wolfe follows the Niger River through Mali to the camouflaged villages of the cliff-dwelling Dogon people, floats downriver to Djenne's mud mosque and heads into the desert with nomadic Tuaregs. At Timbuktu, he meets up with a camel caravan.G
9:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Sins of Commission, Part 2"  The death toll is rising even as Barnaby and Scott try to discover which of their suspects is telling the truth. Part 2 of 2G
10:00 pm 
Masterpiece Mystery!  "Sherlock, Series II - A Scandal In Belgravia"  Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) are plunged into a case of blackmail involving crafty dominatrix Irene Adler, whose motto is "know when you are beaten." It seems she has incriminating photos of a session with a member of the British royal family. She and Sherlock feel an attraction even as they strive to thwart each other's goal.G
11:30 pm 
NHK Newsline   NULL
11:30 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Emma - Part One"  Unmarried and glad of it, Emma Woodhouse thinks herself the perfect matchmaker for others in this adaptation of the Jane Austen novel. Her friend Mr. Knightley has his doubts. Undeterred, she takes on the matrimonial cause of Harriet Smith, with unanticipated results. Part 1 of 3G
1:30 am 
Katmai: Alaska's Wild Peninsula   Filmmaker John Grabowska profiles the cloud-cloaked landscape of the Alaska Peninsula where bears outnumber people and the sockeye salmon run is the largest in the world. N. Scott Momaday narrates the film that reveals a remote wilderness of towering volcanoes and vast tundras with visits to Katmai National Park and Aniakchak National Monument.G
2:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Hometown Ski Hills"  Community ski hills are scattered throughout Idaho, each with its own "field of dreams" story to tell. We profile three of them - Bogus Basin near Boise; Little Ski Hill by McCall; and Pomerelle near Albion - to learn what makes each of these ski areas unique.G
2:30 am 
Dialogue  "Behind The Scenes at Antiques Roadshow"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Marsha Bemko, the executive producer of Antiques Roadshow, about the program's visit to Boise in 2013, and why those shows led off the new season in January, 2014. The two also discuss the history of the top-rated show on PBS and how she produces the series.G
3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Bears Try to Hibernate"  There is a porridge shortage on Sesame Street! Telly runs to tell Baby Bear, but when he finds him, he is getting ready to hibernate until springtime when there is porridge again. What is Telly supposed to do for five months without a best friend? Telly and Baby bear set up a play date for the spring when Baby Bear wakes up. Telly says goodbye and the bears try to go to sleep, but they are not tired! First, they try counting, but that does not work. D
4:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel's New Friend/Same and Different"  Daniel's New Friend: Daniel and Miss Elaina meet Prince Wednesday's cousin Chrissie during a playdate at the castle. As they play "knights," they discover that, although Chrissie needs some help walking, they are the same in many ways. Same and Different: While Daniel is playing dress up with his friends at school, he feels different when he realizes that not everyone has a tail like him. D
4:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Billy Collins Speaks/Milo's Reading Buddy"  Billy Collins Speaks - Billy Collins writes great poems about dogs, and Martha thinks she knows why. Obviously, the former poet laureate must be a canine himself! When Martha meets Billy Collins she's in for a few surprises.as is he. D
5:00 am 
NOVA  "Doomsday Volcanoes"  The eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajkull volcano in 2010 turned much of the northern hemisphere into an ash-strewn no-fly zone. But Eyjafjallajkull may be just the start. Katla, an Icelandic volcano 10 times bigger, has begun to swell and grumble.G
6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "The Best of Slovenia"  In the little-visited and underrated alpine country, Rick begins in the capital city of Ljubljana, enjoys the mountain resort of Lake Bled, ventures into the Julian Alps, goes spelunking in a gigantic cave, and swims with Slavs in a charming Adriatic port.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  "Pilgrimage to a Party"  Many Mexicans consider San Francisco a "true" saint - one who delivers the "miracles" and "promises" that thousands of faithful make with him every year. But he demands that they live up to their end of the vow, which for most involves a pilgrimage. The Desert Speaks follows the faithful as they travel by foot and on horseback (some more than fifty miles) to the church in Magdalena de Kino, Sonora to pay homage to San Francisco in the hope that he may transform their lives. D
7:30 am 
Baking Made Easy  "Whimsical Baking"  Life-Size Cigar Cookies with Edible Ash, Garlic and Chive Savory Tuile Cookies, Parmesan Crisp-Discs. D
8:00 am 
Taste of History  "A Capital Design"  Washington, DC is the capital of the USA that began as a grand vision of Pierre L'Enfant. Chef Staib honors this French architect by preparing a Taste of History: Liver Dumplings, Veal Tongue Fricassee, Sauteed Heirloom Carrots and for dessert, Chocolate Mousse Cake. D
8:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Jamie Bissonnette & En Pappiote"  Cooking en papillote, or in parchment paper or foil, is a great way to make an easy, healthy meal, especially on the fly. Chef Jamie Bissonnette is in the house to show you just how versatile en pappiote can be, this week on Simply Ming. D
9:00 am 
The Jazzy Vegetarian  "Happy Holiday Meal"  Host Laura Theodore's holiday meal features petite "Acorn Squash with Mushroom, Walnut and Celery Stuffing." On the side, sweet cinnamon and maple glazed "Yummy Yam Casserole" is topped with crunchy pecans. "Green Beans Almondine" stand in for the traditional green bean casserole. D
9:30 am 
Chef's Life  "Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea"  Chef Vivian and her husband, Ben, leave New York to open a restaurant in her small North Carolina hometown. Vivian revisits the Southern tradition of "putting up" corn and shares her method for making smoked corn relish. As the episode concludes, a devastating setback threatens their new life. D
10:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Rodrigo Y Gabriela"  The famed Mexican guitar duo performs a unique fusion of flamenco, jazz and rock.G
11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Flower Show"  Stinky is nervous that he won't bloom in time for the flower show. Maybe relaxing will help. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation. D
12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 1/Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 2"  Dinosaur Big City Part I - Buddy and the Pteranodon family begin their journey on the Dinosaur Train, gathering all their Theropod friends together to travel to a really big Theropod Club Convention which is being held in Laramidia, the "Dinosaur Big City"! Dinosaur Big City Part II - The Pteranodon family continues their journey to the Theropod Convention in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City! Among the Theropod dinosaurs that ride the Train with them is King Cryolophosaurus, who sings his songs "Big Ol' Whistle-Stop Rock-n-Roll Dinosaur Tour" and "Whole Lotta Theropods"!. D
12:30 pm 
Peg + Cat  "The Pirate Problem/The Sleepover Problem"  The Pirate Problem - Pirate Island. Peg and Cat show a group of very hungry Pirates how to share tropical fruit fairly. Primary Content: Fair sharing; Secondary Content: Adding within 4. D
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "A Tale About Tails/Sticky Situation"  A Tale About Tails - Nick and Sally are playing "Tape the Tail on the Donkey" when they wish they had tails of their own! Well it just so happens that the Cat knows a lot about tails! He brings them to the Jungle of Wagga-Tag-Tail where they meet a number of animals with very different tails. When Nick and Sally get to test out all of these tails for themselves, they learn that different tails can do different things! Sticky Situation - Sally and Nick are playing the drums on overturned buckets when Nick breaks his drumstick! Luckily, the Cat knows someone who is a stick expert, his friend Betty Beaver! She finds Nick the perfect drumstick, but when her dam springs a leak, Nick, Sally and the Cat help her fix it, using Nick's new stick. He doesn't have a stick anymore, but Nick learns an even better way to drum: using a home-made beaver tail!. D
1:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Hello New Year, Goodbye Moon/Art in the Park"  HELLO NEW YEAR, GOODBYE MOON - It's New Years Eve! While the Botsfords celebrate with the greatest party ever, Dr. Two Brains is planning to turn the moon into cheese. Will the new year begin with Two Brains acting on his resolution to feast on a cheesy moon, or will WordGirl be able to stop him in time? Vocabulary Words: Massive, Resolution. ART IN THE PARK - Becky agrees to help out Violet with her poetry/painting/music performance. D
2:00 pm 
The Mind of a Chef  "Spain"  Learn all about Spain's influence on David Chang's career. He visits with some of his idols - Juan Mari Arzak and Andoni Aduriz - makes fideos, salt cod omelet and a sponge cake from chef Albert Adria. D
2:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Poland Rediscovered: Krakow, Auschwitz and Warsaw"  Rick finds Poland transforming itself into the new heart of Europe, and Krakow, with its Baroque and cobbled charm, emerging as the "next Prague." Rick visits nearby Auschwitz and experiences a timeless, soul-searching lesson.G
3:00 pm 
Song of the Mountains   Bobby Osborne Jr. & Stone Peak; Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-Press. D
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 pm 
My Hero  "Car"  A defrocked superhero cousin wants his powers back. George intercedes but restored powers and the Crown jewels are too much for the cousin.G
5:30 pm 
Last of the Summer Wine  "Captain Clutterbuck's Treasure"  Compo, Clegg and Foggy buy a treasure map from Lieutenant Willoughby and go in search of the booty.G
6:00 pm 
As Time Goes By  "We'll Always Have Paris"  When Lionel and Jean were young, they dreamed of a romantic holiday together in Paris. Now the dream is reality but they find they are not alone in this lovers' paradise.G
6:30 pm 
The Cafe  "Stags Or Hens"  It's the night before their wedding, and Ava and Richard are having their "hen" and "stag" events. Sarah and Richard end up alone on the beach and reminisce - and wonder if there is still a spark.G
7:00 pm 
Red Green Does New Year's   Red and the guys from Possum Lodge approach New Year's resolutions in their own ways. The special includes an animated film from Ranger Gord called "A Forest New Year."G
8:00 pm 
May to December  "My Funny Valentine"  Three weeks after moving out of Zoe's flat, Alec still looks morose. To cheer him up, his secretary, Hillary, tries to arrange a surprise Valentine date between Alec and Zoe.G
8:30 pm 
My Family  "Bringing Up Janey"  Janey is dating a new secret man and Susan dresses up for a working lunch with her best client James Garrett. Ben's suspicions and jealousy lead to mix-ups and break-ups.G
9:00 pm 
My Hero  "Car"  A defrocked superhero cousin wants his powers back. George intercedes but restored powers and the Crown jewels are too much for the cousin.G
9:30 pm 
Last of the Summer Wine  "Captain Clutterbuck's Treasure"  Compo, Clegg and Foggy buy a treasure map from Lieutenant Willoughby and go in search of the booty.G
10:00 pm 
As Time Goes By  "We'll Always Have Paris"  When Lionel and Jean were young, they dreamed of a romantic holiday together in Paris. Now the dream is reality but they find they are not alone in this lovers' paradise.G
10:30 pm 
The Cafe  "Stags Or Hens"  It's the night before their wedding, and Ava and Richard are having their "hen" and "stag" events. Sarah and Richard end up alone on the beach and reminisce - and wonder if there is still a spark.G
11:00 pm 
Red Green Does New Year's   Red and the guys from Possum Lodge approach New Year's resolutions in their own ways. The special includes an animated film from Ranger Gord called "A Forest New Year."G
11:30 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Atrapados"  The Castillo family deals with a number of problems, including the hospitalization of don Fernando.G
12:00 am 
Principles for Principals  "Building A Plan for Reform"  Principals look at ways to overcome obstacles and work toward the goal of sustained and coherent change in math and science.G
1:00 am 
Unfinished Nation  "From Days Before Time"  Early human habitation of the North American continent. The civilizations of the North and South and tribal cultures. The journeys of Christopher Columbus. Exploration and exploitation of the west by the Spanish; impact on native population. Early slave trade. Biological and cultural exchanges between the Spanish and native cultures.G
1:30 am 
Unfinished Nation  "Turbulent Virginia"  Incentives for English colonization. French and Dutch presence in North America. British attempts to establish a base at Roanoke and the outcome. Subsequent Virginia Company settlement at Jamestown. The people who come; the struggle to survive; the response of Native Americans. Establishing the royal colony in 1619.G
2:00 am 
Biography of America, A  "Rise of Capitalism"  Individual enterprise merges with technological innovation to launch the Commercial Revolution -- the seedbed of American industry. The program features the ideas of Adam Smith, the efforts of entrepreneurs in New England and Chicago, the Lowell Mills Experiment, and the engineering feats involved in Chicago's early transformation from marsh to metropolis. D
2:30 am 
Biography of America, A  "Reform Impulse"  The Industrial Revolution has its dark side, and the tumultuous events of the period touch off intense and often thrilling reform movements. Professor Masur presents the ideas and characters behind the Great Awakening, the abolitionist movement, the women's movement, and a powerful wave of religious fervor. D
3:00 am 
Curiosity Quest Goes Green  "Wild Bird Rescue"  In this episode of Curiosity Quest Goes Green, Joel Greene learns the importance of rescuing wild birds. Greene visits a wildlife bird center in the Florida Keys to meet many exotic birds and to explore the reasons why some of them need to be rescued, rehabbed and released back into the wild. You won't want to miss this colorful and sometimes loud experience!. D
3:30 am 
Biz Kid$  "Movin' On Out"  Check out this kid's guide to the true cost of cutting the cord and being independent. This episode takes you through it all - budgeting, roommates, finding a place, and learning about all the hidden costs that Mom and Dad used to pay for you. Meet seven girls who figured out how to share finances and the hairdryer. D
4:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Edible Landscapes (Los Altos, CA & Mt. Vernon, WA)"  One undeniable and popular trend today is making the most of all your garden space. Today's landscape is not only beautiful but functional too. The edible landscape is the new buzzword and it's sweeping the country as emboldened gardeners spice up their designs with culinary classics. D
4:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Gila Monsters Under My House"  The Wild Kratts receive a call from Xavier, a Wild Kratt kid who lives in the Sororan Desert. A Gila monster has crawled under his house and he's scared! Martin and Chris go to check it out and Xavier soon learns about the amazing life of this creature. D
5:00 am 
The Jazzy Vegetarian  "Good Morning Fiesta"  Host Laura Theodore prepares a zesty breakfast menu featuring "Tofu Ranchero," a slightly spicy dish served with fresh tomato sauce. For a baked treat, "Cornbread and Sweet Pepper Mini-Muffins" wakes up sleepy taste buds, while "Pineapple, Banana and Strawberry Smoothie" presents a frosty and fruity beverage to get the morning started on an energizing note. D
5:30 am 
Christina Cooks  "The Great Pie Makeover"  Keeping fit has become as American as apple pie. But keeping pie on your menu may keep you on the treadmill a little longer than you'd like. In this episode, we'll make some delicious pies that are healthy any way you slice 'em. D
6:00 am 
Smart Travels - Pacific Rim With Rudy Maxa  "Vancouver & Victoria, British Columbia"  Rudy explores the mix of cultures in Vancouver that inspires world-class cuisine, spirited night life and Asian shopping centers. He boards a ferry to Victoria to visit the bastion of British Heritage for afternoon tea.G
6:30 am 
Equitrekking  "Alberta"  Equitrekking host Darley Newman travels to Alberta, Canada to experience Western adventure and stunning natural scenery. In Kananaskis, Darley treks amid the beautiful snow-capped Canadian Rockies with a longtime Alberta cowboy, conquering high altitudes and an August hailstorm. Next, Darley experiences the fast-paced Calgary Stampede with its equestrian competitions, Western art, rodeos and surprisingly diverse food offerings. D
7:00 am 
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 am 
Woodsmith Shop  "Classic Wall Mirror"  The delicate molding details catch your eye, but it's the unique display shelf that sets this Arts & Crafts inspired wall mirror apart. Learn the techniques for getting flawless fits as the Woodsmith editors build this classic heirloom project. D
8:00 am 
The Victory Garden  "Easy: Simplify Your Garden with Tricks and Tips"  JOIN host Jamie Durie at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and learn how to "learn from the big guys" - garden tourists can recycle great ideas and put them to use in their own gardens. DECORATE your late-season garden with bold ideas for fall containers provided by gardening correspondent Paul Epsom. PRESERVE the freshness when lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers learns Chef Michel Nischan's tips on growing vegetables and pickling for the winter. D
8:30 am 
For Your Home  "Downsizing Can Be Uplifting"  Host Vicki Payne is also an empty nester. She decided to sell her 7, 000 sq. ft. D
9:00 am 
Martha's Sewing Room  "Quick Zip Bags"  Constructing a small zippered clutch; Sew Quick, Sew Easy messenger bag; And Sew On segment on converting a shorts pattern to make skorts; Hand embroidered shell stitch. Guests: Linda McGehee, Kari Mecca, Wendy Schoen. D
9:30 am 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Enchanted Falls Oval"  Create this extraordinary cascading water scene with Bob Ross and discover the magic of his special painting style. D
10:00 am 
Taste This!  "Fish Tail"  On this episode Chef Joe joins David Burke at his newest restaurant, Fish Tail. Fish Tail is located on the Upper East Side and specializes in seafood. The restaurant features a Raw Bar, Sushi Bar, and any other seafood dish you can imagine. D
10:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Quail Gumbo and Dewberry Streusel Pie. D
11:00 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "El Rescate"  In Mexico, Raquel and Angela come to the aid of someone with a surprising connection to don Fernando.G
11:30 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Atrapados"  The Castillo family deals with a number of problems, including the hospitalization of don Fernando.G
12:00 pm 
Principles for Principals  "Building A Plan for Reform"  Principals look at ways to overcome obstacles and work toward the goal of sustained and coherent change in math and science.G
1:00 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "From Days Before Time"  Early human habitation of the North American continent. The civilizations of the North and South and tribal cultures. The journeys of Christopher Columbus. Exploration and exploitation of the west by the Spanish; impact on native population. Early slave trade. Biological and cultural exchanges between the Spanish and native cultures.G
1:30 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "Turbulent Virginia"  Incentives for English colonization. French and Dutch presence in North America. British attempts to establish a base at Roanoke and the outcome. Subsequent Virginia Company settlement at Jamestown. The people who come; the struggle to survive; the response of Native Americans. Establishing the royal colony in 1619.G
2:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Rise of Capitalism"  Individual enterprise merges with technological innovation to launch the Commercial Revolution -- the seedbed of American industry. The program features the ideas of Adam Smith, the efforts of entrepreneurs in New England and Chicago, the Lowell Mills Experiment, and the engineering feats involved in Chicago's early transformation from marsh to metropolis. D
2:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Reform Impulse"  The Industrial Revolution has its dark side, and the tumultuous events of the period touch off intense and often thrilling reform movements. Professor Masur presents the ideas and characters behind the Great Awakening, the abolitionist movement, the women's movement, and a powerful wave of religious fervor. D
3:00 pm 
Curiosity Quest Goes Green  "Wild Bird Rescue"  In this episode of Curiosity Quest Goes Green, Joel Greene learns the importance of rescuing wild birds. Greene visits a wildlife bird center in the Florida Keys to meet many exotic birds and to explore the reasons why some of them need to be rescued, rehabbed and released back into the wild. You won't want to miss this colorful and sometimes loud experience!. D
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Movin' On Out"  Check out this kid's guide to the true cost of cutting the cord and being independent. This episode takes you through it all - budgeting, roommates, finding a place, and learning about all the hidden costs that Mom and Dad used to pay for you. Meet seven girls who figured out how to share finances and the hairdryer. D
4:00 pm 
Wishbone  "Little Big Dog"  This live-action program follows the exploits of Wishbone the dog and his human friends, Joe, David and Samantha through their adventures intheir hometown of Oakdale. Wishbone's everyday experiences trigger hi s imagination and he finds himself in scenes from classic works of literature. In this episode, David disobeys his parents and makes a giantmistake that he's afraid to face. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Out of Sync"  The balance and harmony of the Mount Olympus cybersite is controlled and protected by the Music of the Spheres. When Hacker disrupts this balance and throws the site into utter chaos, the kids and Digit have until sunset to make the sound of the music right! For the beat to go on, the kids must recreate the music and find the missing element in the musical pattern. The Big Idea: You can use mathematical patterns to create and understand memorable musical rhythms. D
5:00 pm 
Martha's Sewing Room  "Quick Zip Bags"  Constructing a small zippered clutch; Sew Quick, Sew Easy messenger bag; And Sew On segment on converting a shorts pattern to make skorts; Hand embroidered shell stitch. Guests: Linda McGehee, Kari Mecca, Wendy Schoen. D
5:30 pm 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Enchanted Falls Oval"  Create this extraordinary cascading water scene with Bob Ross and discover the magic of his special painting style. D
6:00 pm 
Martha Bakes  "Pate A Choux"  Martha demystifies pate a choux by demonstrating how easy it is to make. Though it may seem intimidating, it's made with only four ingredients and cooked on the stovetop. Once mastered, it can be used to make cream puffs, eclairs, profiteroles and cheesy gougeres. D
6:30 pm 
Chef John Besh's Family Table   Our Italian Wedding Soup; Pasta Carbonara with Sweet Peas and Ham; Chocolate Budino. 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  "Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine"  Rick climbs Roman ruins in Nimes, explores a papal palace in Avignon, and savors vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. He crosses acres of wispy vineyards, explores the Cotes du Rhone and seeks out more wonders of the South of France.G
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Cruising The Danube"  River cruising has become one of the best ways to see Europe and at a great price. Burt takes viewers on a cruise down the Danube. He started in the Hungarian capital of Budapest and returned back to Budapest eight days later. D
8:30 pm 
Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way  "Crock of Flavor"  Jacques' menu features small crocks of shrimp in hot vegetable broth and pork medallions with grapes and pomegranate sauce.G
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Great Italian Pasta Sauces"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Pasta all'Amatriciana. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for box graters in the Equipment Corner, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of canned whole tomatoes. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making the best Quick Mushroom Ragu with lots of mushroom flavor. D
9:30 pm 
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking  "Seattle, WA: Chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau"  NULL
10:00 pm 
Taste This!  "Fish Tail"  On this episode Chef Joe joins David Burke at his newest restaurant, Fish Tail. Fish Tail is located on the Upper East Side and specializes in seafood. The restaurant features a Raw Bar, Sushi Bar, and any other seafood dish you can imagine. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine"  Rick climbs Roman ruins in Nimes, explores a papal palace in Avignon, and savors vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. He crosses acres of wispy vineyards, explores the Cotes du Rhone and seeks out more wonders of the South of France.G
11:00 pm 
Great Conversations  "Madeleine Albright/Richard Roth"  In an interview recorded in 2003, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright discusses her career and her memoir Madam Secretary with CNN correspondent Richard Roth. D
12:00 am 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
1:00 am 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, ringing in the new year with our Predictions 2014. And, what lies ahead for stocks and the key sectors of the economy. D
1:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Wayne Shorter (jazz musician). D
2:00 am 
Xmas Without China   Tom Xia emigrated from mainland China to California at age eight. A series of Chinese toy recalls forces Xia's neighbors, the Joneses, to have their son tested for lead poisoning. With China's assent to world superpower status heating up American fears, Xia challenges the Joneses to make it through the Christmas season without any Chinese products, beginning a journey to find American identity amongst all the American media hype, Chinese nationalist propaganda and cultural misunderstandings. D
3:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
3:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Dave Stewart (musician). D
4:00 am 
4:30 am 
Second Opinion  "Grief"  After a loss, grief is the natural process of recovery. From losing a job to the death of a loved one, it is important to learn how to process feelings in a healthy way. A panel of experts is joined by Terry Congdon, a father whose daughter was tragically killed, as he offers insights into working through the emotions of grief. D
5:00 am 
Return   When 13-year-old Fred Sondermann escaped from Nazi Germany in 1939, on the eve of World War II, he never imagined he would return. His homeland held only horrific and traumatizing memories of discrimination, persecution and death. However, an opportunity in 1969 to spend a sabbatical in Germany represented a chance for Dr. Sondermann to make sense of, and peace with, his experiences. D
5:30 am 
Independent Lens  "How to Survive A Plague"  This film is the story of two grassroots coalitions -- ACT UP and Treatment Action Group -- made up of innovative activists, many of them HIV-positive, who fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. D
7:00 am 
Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home   In the late 1930s - with the violence and destruction of Kristallnacht foreshadowing the devastation of European Jewry - a determined group of German-Jewish refugees left behind well-established lives and most of their possessions and immigrated to Chicago. There, they set out to create a supportive community for themselves and other German, Austrian and Czech Jews fleeing Nazi persecution. Eventually, they founded Selfhelp, an organization providing temporary housing, food, English classes, job placement and, in 1950, a residential home for elderly emigres and Holocaust survivors. D
8:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
9:00 am 
Tavis Smiley   Dave Stewart (musician). D
9:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Wayne Shorter (jazz musician). D
10:00 am 
10:30 am 
Second Opinion  "Grief"  After a loss, grief is the natural process of recovery. From losing a job to the death of a loved one, it is important to learn how to process feelings in a healthy way. A panel of experts is joined by Terry Congdon, a father whose daughter was tragically killed, as he offers insights into working through the emotions of grief. D
11:00 am 
Return   When 13-year-old Fred Sondermann escaped from Nazi Germany in 1939, on the eve of World War II, he never imagined he would return. His homeland held only horrific and traumatizing memories of discrimination, persecution and death. However, an opportunity in 1969 to spend a sabbatical in Germany represented a chance for Dr. Sondermann to make sense of, and peace with, his experiences. D
11:30 am 
Independent Lens  "How to Survive A Plague"  This film is the story of two grassroots coalitions -- ACT UP and Treatment Action Group -- made up of innovative activists, many of them HIV-positive, who fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. D
1:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Hometown Ski Hills"  Community ski hills are scattered throughout Idaho, each with its own "field of dreams" story to tell. We profile three of them - Bogus Basin near Boise; Little Ski Hill by McCall; and Pomerelle near Albion - to learn what makes each of these ski areas unique.G
1:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Behind The Scenes at Antiques Roadshow"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Marsha Bemko, the executive producer of Antiques Roadshow, about the program's visit to Boise in 2013, and why those shows led off the new season in January, 2014. The two also discuss the history of the top-rated show on PBS and how she produces the series.G
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Give Us The Money"  How do you change the world? From Live Aid to Make Poverty History, celebrities have become activists against poverty. Bob Geldof and Bono have been the most prominent voices advocating on behalf of the poor. But have their concerts and campaigns really lifted millions out of poverty? Geldof, Bono and Bill Gates speak candidly about how to lobby effectively and how to play to politicians' weaknesses for glitz and popularity. D
5:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Stealing Africa"  How much profit is fair? Ruschlikon is a village in Switzerland with a very low tax rate and very wealthy residents. But it receives more tax revenue than it can use. This is largely thanks to one resident - Ivan Glasenberg, CEO of Glencore, whose copper mines in Zambia are not generating a large bounty tax revenue for the Zambians. D
6:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Poor Us: The Animated History of Poverty"  Do we know what poverty is? The poor may always have been with us, but attitudes towards them have changed. Beginning in the Neolithic Age, Ben Lewis's film takes us through the changing world of poverty. You go to sleep, you dream, you become poor through the ages. D
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, stocks begin the new year with a thud. But many are betting on another big year for the market. Find out where the pros are putting their money. D
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Stealing Africa"  How much profit is fair? Ruschlikon is a village in Switzerland with a very low tax rate and very wealthy residents. But it receives more tax revenue than it can use. This is largely thanks to one resident - Ivan Glasenberg, CEO of Glencore, whose copper mines in Zambia are not generating a large bounty tax revenue for the Zambians. D
11:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Poor Us: The Animated History of Poverty"  Do we know what poverty is? The poor may always have been with us, but attitudes towards them have changed. Beginning in the Neolithic Age, Ben Lewis's film takes us through the changing world of poverty. You go to sleep, you dream, you become poor through the ages. D

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