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1:00 am 
Nature  "Drakensberg: Barrier of Spears"  Africa's Alps rise more than 11,000 feet where a surprising number of creatures live in a hostile environment. Torrential spring rains destroy the grasslands at the base of the mountains, forcing animals to climb straight up sheer cliffs of volcanic rock to a grassy plateau.G
2:00 am 
Independent Lens  "Between The Folds"  Members of a group of determined theoretical scientists and fine artists have abandoned careers and scoffed at graduate degrees to forge new lives as modern-day paper folders - going far beyond the familiar origami of paper planes and cranes. Blurring lines between disciplines, including art, science, sculpture and math, the film presents an adventure into paper folding.G
3:00 am 
MI-5  "Smoke and Mirrors"  Tom receives a tip that a known American assassin has been sent to Britain by the Iraqis to kill a British official. Tom secretly talks Zoe and Danny into helping him. Danny and Zoe are captured; Tom disappears; the official is shot and Tom is blamed.G
4:01 am 
Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide   This special presented by INDEPENDENT LENS is based on the book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Introduced by George Clooney, the episode follows reporter Kristof and celebrity advocate Eva Mendes into Sierra Leone to investigate gender-based violence. In Cambodia with Meg Ryan, Kristof visits a globally known leader in the anti-trafficking struggle. Gabrielle Union joins Kristof in Vietnam to visit former Microsoft executive John Wood, who started Room to Read . Part 1 of 2G
6:00 am 
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  "We Learn Best from Caring People/Batteries & Flashlights"  Maggie Stewart teaches sign language to a song she sings. Batteries of all sizes can power many things, from flashlights to riding machines. Machines can help people learn, but we all learn best from caring people. D
6:30 am 
Curious George  "Mulch Ado About Nothing/What Goes Up"  The Renkins teach George the proper way to create compost for the garden after he makes a mess.G
7:00 am 
Wild Kratts  "Flight of the Draco"  While on a mission to discover the secret of the Draco lizard's gliding abilities, Martin and Chris uncover an evil plot by fashion designer, Donita Donata. She has been capturing these amazing creatures with a plan to make them part of her new Fall collection. It's the Wild Kratts team to the rescue! Science Concept: Gliding, Gravity. D
7:30 am 
Peep and the Big Wide World/Pocoyo  "Count Them Out/Peep Prints"  Chirp counts her collection. The birds discover you can make prints with berry juice. Pocoyo: A Little Something Between Friends - Pocoyo and Pato argue. D
8:00 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Meet The Beetles/Tongue Tied"  Meet the Beetles - Nick and Sally must protect their cookie jar from cookie snatchers! But how? Well by meeting three of the Cat's beetle friends, that's how! Stan the Giant Stag beetle shows them how to look scary, while Cliff the Click beetle teaches them to make a noise them jump! And Bobbi the Bombardier beetle has a stinky surprise for those that try to sneak up on her. Now Nick and Sally can keep their cookies safe! Tongue Tied - Mmm, there's nothing better than a blueberry popsicle, even though it makes your tongue blue! Speaking of tongues, the Cat has some friends with marvelous tongues! The kids meet Treetop Tom and see how his tough tongue can pick food off of thorny branches. Then Snifty the boa snake shows them how she uses her tongue to smell. D
8:30 am 
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps  "Angelina and the Rock Band/Angelina's Lost Ice Skates"  Angelina and the Rock Band - At the Chipping Cheddar Music Day Picnic, Angelina finds her friends rehearsing in a band for a school project. They invite her to join in as a tambourine player. She's ecstatic as she sees celebrity status in her near future - until she learns that she only gets to hit the tambourine once during the entire song. D
9:00 am 
Bob the Builder  "Listen to Your Friends"  Scratch and the Dream Home US - Bob, Wendy and the machines are at Farmer Pickles' Farm, ready to build Spud's new room. Spud decides that if it's his dream room, he can have whatever he wants! Spud enlists Scratch's help to make sure his dream room takes shape exactly how he wants it. The other machines think that Spud and Scratch should wait and follow Bob's plans. D
9:30 am 
Thomas & Friends  "Fun in the Snow"  Let it Snow - Gordon and Thomas go to Misty Island to collect logs for Farmer McColl's animal shelter. The Logging Locos tell them that there is no snow on Misty Island because they haven't chuffed The Misty Island Snow Song. They need to puff to the top of a hill and stay still, then go to the sea and wait patiently - then snow will appear! Gordon doesn't believe that snow will appear but Thomas begins to race to the top of the hill and to the sea as the snow song says. D
10:00 am 
Wishbone  "Rosie, Oh, Rosie, Oh!"  This live-action program follows the exploits of Wishbone the dog and his human friends, Joe, David and Samantha through their adventures in their hometown of Oakdale. Wishbone's everyday experiences trigger his imagination and he finds himself in scenes from classic works of literature. In this episode, faulty communication separates Wishbone and Samantha from a beagle they both love. D
10:30 am 
Dialogue  "Richard Russo"  The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist talks with host Marcia Franklin.G
11:00 am 
BBC Newsnight   NULL
11:30 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Impact Investing Opportunities, Part 2"  Guests: Ingrid Dyott, Portfolio Manager, Neuberger Berman Socially Responsive Fund Amy O'Brien, Head of Global Social & Community Investing, TIAA-CREF. Part two of Consuelo Mack WealthTrack's impact investing series reveals more ways to make money while doing good. Two investment pros, Neuberger Berman Portfolio Manager Ingrid Dyott and TIAA-CREF's Amy O'Brien, share their strategies to match financial goals with values. D
12:00 pm 
12:30 pm 
1:00 pm 
Dr. Wayne Dyer - Wishes Fulfilled   In his newest PBS special, Dr. Wayne Dyer offers viewers a detailed explanation of how to manifest that which is most important to them. He also introduces viewers to the philosophies of influential metaphysics teacher of the 20th Century, Neville Goddard. D
4:00 pm 
Il Volo Takes Flight   In May 2009, three fresh-faced teenagers, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Ginaluca Ginoble appeared on the popular Italian talent show, Ti Lascio Una Canzone and dazzled television viewers with their flawless rendition of the Neapolitan standard "O Sole Mio." The boys who won the competition easily decided that their group needed a name. "Il Volo" meaning "flight" was chosen to signify the feeling that these three young tenors were about to spread their wings. D
5:30 pm 
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas!   The Cat, Nick and Sally journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas in their first Christmas special. On the way, the Thinga-ma-jigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals and their individual abilities to continue the journey. The Cat is a trusted guide, helping families discover natural science concepts, with a generous helping of laughter and singing along the way.G
7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "A Sawtooth Celebration"  OUTDOOR IDAHO takes a trip through time and space to examine the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, the first of its kind in Idaho and now celebrating its 40th anniversary. This special show profiles how the SNRA came to be established, the land use controversies that hastened the designation, and the people involved. The show also traces people and projects that contribute to its success, and looks at some of the issues leading into the future.G
8:30 pm 
Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration   The energetic group brings its mix of traditional Irish, contemporary and original songs to Dublin's Helix Centre to celebrate the holiday season. Singers Chloe, Lisa Meav and Orla and violinist Mairead present familiar standards such as "Silent Night," "White Christmas," "Little Drummer Boy," and "O Come All Ye Faithful." They also include original pieces, "Green the Whole Year Round," a fiddle solo called "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Christmas Pipes." The special includes the opportunity to pledge for tickets to a 2013 appearance in Boise.G
10:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey (S2 E1)"  War now wages in Europe. Young men go to war - or avoid it. Mary returns from London. Matthew stuns everyone with an announcement. Sybl, who experiences sorrow over the number of her dance partners dying in battle, wants to do something of significance and enrolls in a nursing course. Among the servants, a new maid proves difficult and Bates has an announcement for Annie. Mr. Carson tries to run the household with a short staff. Thomas returns to a place at the hospital. Part 1 of 7G
1:30 am 
Saving The Ocean  "Swordfish!, Part 2"  Host Carl Safina goes out to the swordfish grounds with Larry, skipper of the Four Ladies and his crew Hoss and Shawn. The swordfish off the Eastern Seaboard are the only big fish in the world that are more abundant now than 20 years ago. Part 2 of 2G
2:00 am 
NOVA  "Hunting The Edge of Space - The Mystery of the Milky Way"  Three centuries of engineering produce telescopes far beyond Galileo's simple spyglass. They perch on mountaintops, orbit the Earth and circle other planets; together they reveal the solar system in greater and greater detail. This episode visits today's most powerful telescopes and embarks on a journey to the planets and moons. Part 1 of 2G
3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Flying Idaho"  To fly in Idaho is to experience a view that is constantly changing. In fact, there's nothing quite like it in the lower 48. From the first plane to fly in Idaho, the Curtiss Pusher, to the modern marvels of today, we explore what pilots call a three dimensional experience, in a state that treasures its aviators and its aviation history.G
3:30 am 
MotorWeek  "Hyundai Veloster Turbo"  Road Test: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Road Test: 2013 Toyota Avalon. Goss' Garage: LED Lights. D
4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Brandeis Is Looking for a Job"  Brandeis, a yellow Labrador Retriever, is looking for a job on Sesame Street. First, Leela hires him to fold laundry in the Laundromat, but Brandeis has a lot of trouble folding the clothing with his paws. Next, Chris hires him to sweep the floor, but he has trouble holding the broom. D
5:00 am 
WordWorld  "Snug As A Bug/Nightlight"  Snug as a Bug: Frog helps insomniac Bug figure out the end of the rhyme "snug as a bug in a ." so that Bug can sleep. Nightlight: The rest of Word World is trying to sleep, but Bear is keeping everyone awake with her all-night racket. D
5:30 am 
Super Why!  "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"  Whyatt accidentally messes up Jack's room and is in BIG trouble with his big brother! The Super Readers pay a storybook visit to Goldilocks and the Three Bears and find Goldilocks surrounded by three broken chairs, three bowls of porridge and three times the mess! How will they solve this problem before the bears get home?G
6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "The Steve Miller Band/Preservation Hall Jazz Band"  Miller performs classic blues tunes, plus favorite hits. The Preservation Hall musicians present classic New Orleans jazz with special guests the Del McCoury Band and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.G
7:00 am 
Lewis and Clark: Crossing The Centuries   LEWIS & CLARK: CROSSING THE CENTURIES traces the Lewis and Clark expedition's route from St.Louis, Missouri to the Oregon Coast. The documentary features stunning aerial shots of the dramatic terrain the expedition faced, including Idaho's Lolo and Lemhi Passes and the White Cliffs area along the Missouri River in Montana. D
8:00 am 
Dialogue  "Richard Russo"  The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist talks with host Marcia Franklin.G
8:30 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Flying Idaho"  To fly in Idaho is to experience a view that is constantly changing. In fact, there's nothing quite like it in the lower 48. From the first plane to fly in Idaho, the Curtiss Pusher, to the modern marvels of today, we explore what pilots call a three dimensional experience, in a state that treasures its aviators and its aviation history.G
9:00 am 
Oregon Field Guide  "Lava Hand Prints, Certified Forests, OMSI Kid's Science Camp"  NULL
9:30 am 
Roadtrip Nation  "Boston - New York City"  Three college grads travel across the country to speak with Leaders who have defined their own Roads in life. The team lands at the doorstep of the MIT Media Lab, where they speak with a graduate assistant in the robotics department. Next, they talk with two women who created sOccket, a soccer ball that generates electricity, and the co-founder of Bamboo Bike Studio. D
10:00 am 
David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Paul   The actor, known for his portrayal of Agatha Christie's Poirot, sets out on a personal journey to uncover the story of a man he has longed to depict. Suchet begins in Jerusalem, explores Paul's Damascus conversion road experience and seeks to show how Paul's early life in Tarsus would prepare him for his mission. He visits Antioch where Paul and the fledgling church make the decision to admit Gentiles, and examines Paul's decision to convert the populations in Europe. Part 1 of 2G
11:00 am 
Joanna Lumley: Greek Odyssey  "The Land of the Ancient Greeks"  The actress and tour guide begins at the Parthenon, built 2,500 years ago. Her travels in the southern regions of the country take her from Athens to the Peloponnese, visiting mythical and historic sites. She meets noted Greek singer, Nana Mouskouri, who demonstrates the perfect acoustics of an ancient amphitheater. Part 1 of 4G
12:00 pm 
Dust Bowl  "Reaping The Whirlwind"  For nearly a decade, the storms grow more ferocious and more frequent, sweeping up millions of tons of earth, killing crops and livestock, even spreading the dust across the country. Thousands flee, forced onto the road in an exodus unlike anything the United States had seen. But other thousands persevere against enormous odds. Families find ways to survive and hold onto their land. National and local government programs keep hungry families afloat, and a partnership between government agencies and farmers develop new farming and conservation methods. Part 2 of 2G
2:00 pm 
Need to Know   SCOTT SIMON ANCHORS. Need to Know rebroadcasts a report documenting the death of an illegal immigrant who was beaten and tased by U.S. border patrol agents. D
2:30 pm 
3:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Businesses Going Green"  Going green is worthwhile and good for the bottom line. Explore the profitable side of going green, and learn how to distinguish between what's hype, and what's hip. Meet two college grads who learned how to make a profit from the coffee grounds up. D
3:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Mt. St. Helens Snowboarding, Fish Trawler Research"  NULL
4:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Autumn Desserts"  Bridget reveals the secrets to the ultimate Apple Dumplings. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for cake carriers. Next, Chris learns about the best apple varieties for baking at Saratoga Orchards. D
4:30 pm 
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
5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Hunting The Edge of Space - The Mystery of the Milky Way"  Three centuries of engineering produce telescopes far beyond Galileo's simple spyglass. They perch on mountaintops, orbit the Earth and circle other planets; together they reveal the solar system in greater and greater detail. This episode visits today's most powerful telescopes and embarks on a journey to the planets and moons. Part 1 of 2G
6:00 pm 
David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Paul   The actor, known for his portrayal of Agatha Christie's Poirot, sets out on a personal journey to uncover the story of a man he has longed to depict. Suchet begins in Jerusalem, explores Paul's Damascus conversion road experience and seeks to show how Paul's early life in Tarsus would prepare him for his mission. He visits Antioch where Paul and the fledgling church make the decision to admit Gentiles, and examines Paul's decision to convert the populations in Europe. Part 1 of 2G
7:00 pm 
Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows   Featured in highlights of the singer's 1960s Christmas specials are The Williams Brothers quartet and the Osmond Brothers. Interviews with Williams, his son and Donny Osmond are interwoven with the musical numbers.G
8:30 pm 
Great Performances  "Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby"  The legendary rocker, in his first solo holiday special, presents songs produced by "Hitman" David Foster. The show includes classic songs, ranging from "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" to "Auld Lang Syne," and duets with Michael Buble, Cee-Lo Green, Mary J. Blige and even the late Ella Fitzgerald.G
10:00 pm 
David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Paul   The actor, known for his portrayal of Agatha Christie's Poirot, sets out on a personal journey to uncover the story of a man he has longed to depict. Suchet begins in Jerusalem, explores Paul's Damascus conversion road experience and seeks to show how Paul's early life in Tarsus would prepare him for his mission. He visits Antioch where Paul and the fledgling church make the decision to admit Gentiles, and examines Paul's decision to convert the populations in Europe. Part 1 of 2G
11:00 pm 
The War of 1812   For two and a half years, Americans fight the British, Canadian colonists and native nations. This film shows how the glories of war become enshrined in history, how failures are quickly forgotten, and inconvenient truths are ignored forever.G
1:00 am 
Primary Sources: Workshops In American History  "Common Sense and the American Revolution: The Power of the Printed Word"  This workshop explores the power and importance of America's first "best-seller." Using the language of ordinary people, Thomas Paine's Common Sense called for revolution, challenging many assumptions about government and the colonies' relationship with England. This workshop contrasts the declarations of local communities with Common Sense to see how support for American independence rose up in the colonies.G
2:00 am 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 3. Evolution and Phylogenetics"  The ability to compare DNA sequences from different organisms is refining our perspective on evolution. This session illustrates how molecular techniques are now combined with fossil evidence to explore relationships in organisms from whales to anthrax. D
2:30 am 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 4. Microbial Diversity"  Microbial diversity far surpasses all other diversity on the planet. This session examines recent studies of microbes including extremophiles, the comparisons of Bacteria and Archaea, and the formation and life cycle of biofilms. D
3:00 am 
Economics Classroom, The: A Workshop for Grade 9-12 Teachers  "Monetary and Fiscal Policy"  Learn how the government controls demand with fiscal policy - affecting tax and spending - and monetary policy - involving the Federal Reserve, interest rates, and the banking system. See how these policy tools are developed and how they work in practice. D
4:00 am 
Growing Old in a New Age  "Learning, Memory, and Speed of Behavior"  Explores what happens to our mental capacities as we age. Techniques used to maintain and augment mental functioning are examined. Elders explain why lifelong learning is crucial. D
5:00 am 
Hands On Crafts for Kids  "India"  India has over 1 billion people and is located in Southeast Asia. It has a wide range of climates. Our crafts concentrate on some of the Indian national symbols. D
5:30 am 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Tailgate Gourmet"  Are you ready for some high-powered foods that will get you around the track to that final lap? We're cooking up some hot recipes at NASCAR today right on the edge of turn 11, the most exciting turn at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. We're taking the show on the road today, literally. We're preparing an exciting tailgate menu of sliders and fixins, spicy corn salad, and fruit kabobs. D
6:00 am 
Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen   Pork Roast with Gorgonzola Sauce; Brandied Apples. D
6:30 am 
Art of Food with Wendy Brodie  "Valentines"  From hors d'oeuvres to the main course and dessert, love truly speaks through the stomach. D
7:00 am 
OpenRoad  "Exploring The West"  Alaska Wild - Doug gets up-close and personal with Alaska Brown Bears in the remote McNeil River Preserve and kayaks in Glacier Bay Alaska with humpback whales and calving glaciers. Best of the West - Road trips - Tioga Pass in California, the Zion to Moab loop in Utah and Arizona and the Dalton Highway to the Arctic Ocean in Alaska. Legend of the West - Car artist, Harold Blank. D
7:30 am 
Grannies On Safari  "Varanasi - India's Spiritual Capital & Bangalore - A Commercial Star"  The Grannies make a pilgrimage on bicycle rickshaws to the "Ganga Ma" or Mother Ganges, a place of life and death revered in the Hindu religion. They observe day and evening celebrations, rituals and even participate. They visit a factory famous for Varanasi silk and of course shop! A quick flight to Southern India and to the city of Bangalore, a known major tech metropolis, brought new experiences. D
8:00 am 
Ask This Old House  "Installing Interior Window Trim/Heating A Swimming Pool"  General contractor Tom Silva installs interior window trim. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a new device that will heat a swimming pool for free using the excess heat produced by a central air conditioner. D
8:30 am 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Bread Box"  Who doesn't want a beautiful natural bread box for their kitchen, especially if it features a fabulous tambour door? The tambour door has been around for hundreds of years, and though it looks like it would be hard to construct, it is made of just a few slats of wood stuck onto a canvas.G
9:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "The Best People of Season One"  During our first season, we met some of the rock stars of gardening, sustainability, urban farming and environmental stewardship. This episode recaps some of our most memorable visits and well worth a second look! From the Pied Piper of Urban Farming, Will Allen, the founding family of organic gardening, Maria & Maya Rodale and USDA's Secretary of State, Tom Vilsack, we brought our GGW viewers along for the conversations. D
9:30 am 
Katie Brown Workshop  "A Spring Celebration"  Put some spring in your step, and your next brunch, with fun and easy projects designed to welcome both the season and good friends. Recipes: herb focaccia bread and turkey bacon egg frittatas. Projects: a nest-inspired place card and two ways to use roses on a table. D
10:00 am 
Bake Decorate Celebrate!  "Brownies"  Our first brownie treat is a brownie cheesecake. Then, its fondant tips with Nancy. Learn how to imprint, emboss and even quilt - right on the surface of your fondant. D
10:30 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Forgotten Cookies"  NULL
11:00 am 
Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends  "Elise Wiggins, Chocolate and Cherry Cake"  Nick shares his recipe for Pork Chops with Nancibella Sauce before being joined by Denver's Elise Wiggins from Panzano, who demonstrates Chocolate and Cherry Cake. D
11:30 am 
Baking with Julia   Mary Bergin of Las Vegas, Nevada, head pastry chef for Wolfgang Puck' s Spago Restaurant, demonstrates how to make a vanilla chiffon cake with a twist -- a full vanilla flavor and a thin, flexible shape, ideal for rolling with chocolate-laced walnut mousse. D
12:00 pm 
Learning Math: Measurement  "Video 3. The Metric System"  Learn about the relationships between units in the metric system and how to represent quantities using different units. Estimate and measure quantities of length, mass, and capacity, and solve measurement problems. D
12:30 pm 
Learning Math: Measurement  "Video 4. Angle Measurement"  Review appropriate notation for angle measurement, and describe angles in terms of the amount of turn. Use reasoning to determine the measures of angles in polygons based on the idea that there are 360 degrees in a complete turn. Learn about the relationships among angles within shapes, and generalize a formula for finding the sum of the angles in any n-gon. D
1:00 pm 
Primary Sources: Workshops In American History  "Common Sense and the American Revolution: The Power of the Printed Word"  This workshop explores the power and importance of America's first "best-seller." Using the language of ordinary people, Thomas Paine's Common Sense called for revolution, challenging many assumptions about government and the colonies' relationship with England. This workshop contrasts the declarations of local communities with Common Sense to see how support for American independence rose up in the colonies.G
2:00 pm 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 3. Evolution and Phylogenetics"  The ability to compare DNA sequences from different organisms is refining our perspective on evolution. This session illustrates how molecular techniques are now combined with fossil evidence to explore relationships in organisms from whales to anthrax. D
2:30 pm 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 4. Microbial Diversity"  Microbial diversity far surpasses all other diversity on the planet. This session examines recent studies of microbes including extremophiles, the comparisons of Bacteria and Archaea, and the formation and life cycle of biofilms. D
3:00 pm 
Economics Classroom, The: A Workshop for Grade 9-12 Teachers  "Monetary and Fiscal Policy"  Learn how the government controls demand with fiscal policy - affecting tax and spending - and monetary policy - involving the Federal Reserve, interest rates, and the banking system. See how these policy tools are developed and how they work in practice. D
4:00 pm 
Growing Old in a New Age  "Learning, Memory, and Speed of Behavior"  Explores what happens to our mental capacities as we age. Techniques used to maintain and augment mental functioning are examined. Elders explain why lifelong learning is crucial. D
5:00 pm 
Hands On Crafts for Kids  "India"  India has over 1 billion people and is located in Southeast Asia. It has a wide range of climates. Our crafts concentrate on some of the Indian national symbols. D
5:30 pm 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Tailgate Gourmet"  Are you ready for some high-powered foods that will get you around the track to that final lap? We're cooking up some hot recipes at NASCAR today right on the edge of turn 11, the most exciting turn at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. We're taking the show on the road today, literally. We're preparing an exciting tailgate menu of sliders and fixins, spicy corn salad, and fruit kabobs. D
6:00 pm 
Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way  "Viva Espana!"  Jacques savors the essence of Spain with spicy gazpacho and shellfish and chicken paella. Cuba supplies the inspiration for pineapple in dark-rum sauce.G
6:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Simply Chicken"  Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create a French classic, Chicken Fricassee, with test cook Becky Hays. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals the best cutting boards in the Equipment Corner, and science expert Guy Crosby uncovers the science behind emulsification and the human sense of taste. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the Best Simple Roast Chicken. D
7:00 pm 
Irish Rovers Christmas   The rollicking music icons have touched three generations with their Irish folk songs. Now the group delivers a spirited set of fun-loving holiday tunes, including "Must Be Santa," "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer," "Christmas in Killarney," and traditional standards such as "Jingle Bells" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."G
8:30 pm 
Christmas with Nathan Pacheco   This Christmas, Disney Pearl recording artist Nathan Pacheco gives the gift of music in a one-hour PBS special. Tune in for Christmas with Nathan Pacheco as the world- renowned singer captures the spirit of the season by delivering inspirational, moving performances of holiday favorites including "Hark The Herald Angels Sing," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "White Christmas," and "Silver Bells." And, you won't want to miss Nathan's unforgettable rendition of the ultimate Christmas song, "O Holy Night". D
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Simply Chicken"  Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create a French classic, Chicken Fricassee, with test cook Becky Hays. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals the best cutting boards in the Equipment Corner, and science expert Guy Crosby uncovers the science behind emulsification and the human sense of taste. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the Best Simple Roast Chicken. D
10:30 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Confessions of a Carnita-Vore"  Carnitas - chunks of pork cooked slowly in lard until they're golden and crisp on the outside and meltingly tender inside - are a weekend family tradition in Mexico. At the Medellin Market in Mexico City, Rick gives us an insider's look at how they're made every Saturday and Sunday in a huge copper cauldron, and served up with fresh corn tortillas and crispy chicharron (pork cracklings). But what if a carnitas craving strikes and you're not in Mexico on a weekend? No worries. D
11:00 pm 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "Goat Cheese Tasting"  The Pences pair varieties of goat cheese with their meals, such as Speck and Fromage Blanc chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese and herbsG
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "London: Mod and Trad"  Rick checks out the Millennium Bridge, banters with Beefeaters at the Tower of London and strolls trendy South Bank.G
1:00 am 
Dust Bowl  "The Great Plow Up"  In the first episode of Ken Burns's THE DUST BOWL, feel the full force of the worst manmade environmental disaster in America's history as survivors recall the terror of the dust storms, the desperation of hungry families and how they managed to find hope even as the earth and heavens seemed to turn against them. D
3:00 am 
Teaching Channel Presents  "Connecting The Arts to Academics"  Connecting the Arts to Academics: Take a look at how schools are incorporating the arts into their curriculum. See a wide range of lessons from first grade to high school where students learn about math, science, discipline, leadership and foreign languages through the arts. D
4:00 am 
America ReFramed  "Abused: The Postville Raid"  ABUSED: THE POSTVILLE RAID looks at the effects of US Enforcement Immigration Policies on communities, families and children. The film tells the gripping personal stories from Postville, Iowa, the site of the most expensive and largest immigration raid in the history of the United States. D
6:00 am 
Global Voices  "Last Days of the Arctic"  Ragnar Alexsson, A.k.a. RAX, is among the most celebrated photographers in the world. D
7:00 am 
POV  "Salt"  Photographer Murray Fredericks collaborates with documentary filmmaker Michael Angus to make this film an extension of Fredericks' work on the salt flats of Lake Eyre in South Australia. The film interweaves Fredericks' photos and video diary with time-lapse sequences to offer an infinite dimension of mind and spirit. A selection of shorts follows.G
8:00 am 
Global Voices  "Education Education"  What does an education get you? In ancient times in China, education was the only way out of poverty, in recent times it has been the best way. China's economic boom and talk of the merits of hard work have created an expectation that to study is to escape poverty. But these days China's higher education system only leads to jobs for a few, educating a new generation to unemployment and despair. D
9:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Flying Idaho"  To fly in Idaho is to experience a view that is constantly changing. In fact, there's nothing quite like it in the lower 48. From the first plane to fly in Idaho, the Curtiss Pusher, to the modern marvels of today, we explore what pilots call a three dimensional experience, in a state that treasures its aviators and its aviation history.G
9:30 am 
Dialogue  "Richard Russo"  The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist talks with host Marcia Franklin.G
10:00 am 
Independent Lens  "Solar Mamas"  Welcome to India's Barefoot College, founded by Bunker Roy to provide rural women living in poverty with an education that empowers them to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Rafea -- a 30-year-old Jordanian mother of four -- is traveling outside of her village for the first time to attend Barefoot's solar engineering program. Once there, she will join women like her from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Colombia to learn concrete skills to change their communities. D
11:00 am 
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
12:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "Abused: The Postville Raid"  ABUSED: THE POSTVILLE RAID looks at the effects of US Enforcement Immigration Policies on communities, families and children. The film tells the gripping personal stories from Postville, Iowa, the site of the most expensive and largest immigration raid in the history of the United States. D
2:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Last Days of the Arctic"  Ragnar Alexsson, A.k.a. RAX, is among the most celebrated photographers in the world. D
3:00 pm 
POV  "Salt"  Photographer Murray Fredericks collaborates with documentary filmmaker Michael Angus to make this film an extension of Fredericks' work on the salt flats of Lake Eyre in South Australia. The film interweaves Fredericks' photos and video diary with time-lapse sequences to offer an infinite dimension of mind and spirit. A selection of shorts follows.G
4:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Solar Mamas"  Welcome to India's Barefoot College, founded by Bunker Roy to provide rural women living in poverty with an education that empowers them to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Rafea -- a 30-year-old Jordanian mother of four -- is traveling outside of her village for the first time to attend Barefoot's solar engineering program. Once there, she will join women like her from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Colombia to learn concrete skills to change their communities. D
5:00 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
6:00 pm 
Space Shuttle: A Horizon Guide   This chronicle of 30 years of service by America's space shuttles is characterized by incredible triumphs and devastating tragedies. Engineers designed the shuttle program initially as an economy measure because the disposable Apollo crafts had cost billions. This film presents a biography of the shuttle and asks what its legacy will be.G
7:00 pm 
Fiddler's Holiday with Jay Ungar & Molly Mason's Family Band   The group performs with the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The concert celebrates the holiday season and the winter solstice, when families gather around hearth and home, and is titled "Darkest Days, Brightest Nights." The musicians present a collection of traditional and original tunes with winter themes.G
8:00 pm 
Celebrating The Music of Johnny Cash: We Walk The Line!   No one represents American music more than Johnny Cash. Songs like "Walk The Line", "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Long Black Veil" gave a voice to those who were never sung about. Nearly 60 years after his booming first notes hit the airwaves and almost ten years since his passing, Johnny Cash's legacy is being honored and celebrated like never before. D
9:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Richard Russo"  The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist talks with host Marcia Franklin.G
10:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "Abused: The Postville Raid"  ABUSED: THE POSTVILLE RAID looks at the effects of US Enforcement Immigration Policies on communities, families and children. The film tells the gripping personal stories from Postville, Iowa, the site of the most expensive and largest immigration raid in the history of the United States. D

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