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December 2, 2012
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3:00 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
4:30 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
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
2:00 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
2:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Mt. St. Helens Snowboarding, Fish Trawler Research"  NULL
3:00 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
3:30 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
4:00 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
5:00 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
6:00 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
7:30 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
9:00 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
10:00 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
2:00 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
3:00 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
4:00 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
4:30 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
5:00 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
5:30 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
6:00 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
7:30 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
9:00 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
9:30 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
10:00 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
10:30 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
11:00 pm 
Theater Talk  "Scandalous"  Kathie Lee Gifford joins us to discuss the new Broadway musical Scandalous, for which she wrote the book and lyrics. Joining her are Carolee Carmello, George Hearn and Roz Ryan who star in the show, which is based on the life of the notorious 20th century evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson. D
11:30 pm 
Closer to Truth  "What Things Are Conscious?"  Consciousness is the great mystery of inner awareness. Where does it exist? Humans, obviously. Animals? Which animals? Chimps, elephants, dolphins, dogs? Termites, snails, amoeba, bacteria? What about non-biological intelligences like super-supercomputers of the future?. D
2:00 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
3:00 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
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 
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
6:00 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
7:00 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
8:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Richard Russo"  The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist talks with host Marcia Franklin.G
9:00 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
11:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Last Days of the Arctic"  Ragnar Alexsson, A.k.a. RAX, is among the most celebrated photographers in the world. D

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