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December 20, 2013
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5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "A Whole Flock of Cheese"  Chet has gone on a cheese craze, replacing everything in the doghouse (including the furniture) with cheese-inspiring Ruff to send Emmie on a cheese-themed challenge. Meanwhile, Ruff is searching for his long-lost parents and decides to employ the help of a carrier pigeon. He sends Jay and Rubye out to learn about carrier pigeons and then compete in a race against one!. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the economy grows at its fastest pace in two years. Can the momentum continue and what does it mean for your money? And, our Market Monitor guest tonight has a list of stocks she says will rise 15 percent or more in the new year. D
5:57 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Washington Week   NULL
7:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Good Winter Reading 2013"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with regional authors about their works and gets their recommendations for great winter reading. Guests include Shawn Vestal, the author of Godforsaken Idaho, a collection of short stories.G
8:00 pm 
Scott & Bailey   The relationship between Janet and Rachel hits a new low, and it soon becomes impossible for them to work together, but the detectives must set their differences aside when Gill disappears in suspicious circumstances.G
9:00 pm 
Christmas Carol: The Concert   Charles Dickens' classic tale is adapted for a live orchestral concert with choir and soloists, and performed for audiences in a concert setting. The stirring score recalls Broadway classics, and is filled with memorable, haunting and rousing songs.G
10:30 pm 
Craft In America  "Holiday"  Traditions of the holidays are featured as Nordic folk woodcarver Harley Refsal brings to life the rich history of winter solstice, and clay artist Susan Garson creates fanciful Chanukah menorahs.G
11:30 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
Nature  "Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo"  Canada's Wood Buffalo National Park straddles the province of Alberta and the Northwest Territories and is five times the size of Yellowstone National Park. Filmmaker Jeff Turner follows the ancient hunter-prey relationship of the two animals through the seasons, capturing the time-honored hunting strategies employed by the wolves and the evasive tactics of the buffalo with the aid of an aerial camera and a single land-based one.G
7:00 pm 
Changing Seas  "Coral Hybrids"  While Elkhorn and Staghorn corals have undergone a drastic decline in the Caribbean, their hybrid, "Fused Staghorn," is increasing in numbers in parts of the region. One scientist is studying the animals in Belize to see if the hybrid might be better equipped to deal with environmental stressors than its parents. D
7:30 pm 
Changing Seas  "Sunken Stories"  In the Florida Keys, divers from around the country learn how to map shipwrecks and apply their skills on a mysterious 19th Century slave ship. When diving isn't possible, professional explorers use high-tech tools to scan objects buried beneath the seafloor. D
8:00 pm 
Christmas on the Trail   Sit around this Yuletide campfire with musicians and cowboy poets for a balance of traditional Christmas classics - popular and sacred - and unique poems, lyrics and harmonies, which capture the romance and iconic imagery of the American cowboy. Additional footage and stunning scenery leads to a different place in time, much like a music video would.G
9:00 pm 
Deserts  "Thar Desert: The Teeming Desert"  Despite an extreme climate ranging from near freezing to 122 degrees, the Thar Desert is the most densely populated desert in the world and has been inhabited for thousands of years by vegetation, animal life and humans. Part 1 of 6G
10:00 pm 
Nature  "Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo"  Canada's Wood Buffalo National Park straddles the province of Alberta and the Northwest Territories and is five times the size of Yellowstone National Park. Filmmaker Jeff Turner follows the ancient hunter-prey relationship of the two animals through the seasons, capturing the time-honored hunting strategies employed by the wolves and the evasive tactics of the buffalo with the aid of an aerial camera and a single land-based one.G
11:00 pm 
Changing Seas  "Coral Hybrids"  While Elkhorn and Staghorn corals have undergone a drastic decline in the Caribbean, their hybrid, "Fused Staghorn," is increasing in numbers in parts of the region. One scientist is studying the animals in Belize to see if the hybrid might be better equipped to deal with environmental stressors than its parents. D
11:30 pm 
Changing Seas  "Sunken Stories"  In the Florida Keys, divers from around the country learn how to map shipwrecks and apply their skills on a mysterious 19th Century slave ship. When diving isn't possible, professional explorers use high-tech tools to scan objects buried beneath the seafloor. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Out to Launch"  When Francine calls Hector a liar on a neighborhood billboard, The Electric Company has to work together to help clear Hector's name. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Find Those Gleamers!"  (topic: Algebraic Variables) - The Hacker challenges Jackie, Matt and Inez to a contest on cyber-wide television! In order to prove to all of Cyberspace that Hacker's not as powerful or smart as he seems - the kids return to Topsy-Turvy Island on the Northern Frontier for the contest. Their mission is to power up a Mini-Wreaker using cyber-fireflies of varying power before the island turns inside out at sunset. The kids must use algebraic equations to determine how many Gleamers - and how much power - they'll need. D
6:00 pm 
Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel  "Way Out South West"  Tour the Quilted Apple Shop in Phoenix, AZ, with Laurene Sinema and meet May Baker, a collector with a truly unusual assortment of yardsticks. Check out Georgia's sewing table and cabinet set up. Quilters' Alphabet: W-X (Show Block: Cactus). D
6:30 pm 
Paint This With Jerry Yarnell  "Evening Glow, Part 1"  (16x20 Acrylic) This snowy landscape makes a wonderful greeting card. The lesson starts by under painting the sky with Gesso and then creating the horizontal glow with light orange in the blue sky, being sure to darken the corners. Next, the various values of distant landscape are added, keeping everything soft and smudgy. D
7:00 pm 
Cooking with Nick Stellino  "Seafood Made Simple"  A great dish does not have to be difficult to make in order to taste great! Fresh ingredients and simple techniques are at the core of these fabulously, delicious recipes. Chef Stellino visits the green grocer and prepares Grilled Shrimp with Stewed Peppers and a Salad with Tuna, Tomatoes, Olives & Capers. D
7:30 pm 
Chef John Besh's Family Table   Coleslaw; Black-Eyed Pea Salad; Fried Catfish. D
8:00 pm 
This Old House  "Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013/Lines in the Sand"  A Texas contractor explains how they're dredging sand shoaled in Barnegat Bay after Sandy; structural hardware and windows are installed in Bay Head. The Point Pleasant garage, now 10 feet in the air, becomes the new dining room; Rita's modular home gets trucked in and craned onto timber piles in Manasquan; Kevin visits the 19th-century Great Auditorium and tent city in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Munich and the Foothills of the Alps"  Rick visits boisterous markets and Baroque palaces, and watches office workers surf in the Isar River. In the foothills of the Alps, Rick visits Oberammergau and tours the fairy-tale castles of "mad" King Ludwig.G
9:00 pm 
Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope  "Tokyo, Japan - Celebrating The Past and Present"  Like every other first time visitor, Tokyo's idiosyncratic pop culture, flashy neon-lights, garish billboards and hoards of people threaten to overwhelm Joseph's sensibilities, yet it doesn't take long for this episode to find its cultural center. Ancient temples, revered practices, natural beauty and graceful personal exchanges take the lead as this episode unfolds. On his Tokyo journey Joseph learns that while the glitz and glamor of modern Tokyo excites the senses, the heart and soul of the Japanese is found in their ancient customs and honored traditions. D
9:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Pasta Two Ways"  Pasta with Lentils, Spaghetti Aglio e Olio and St. Joseph's Fig Cookies are on Lidia's menu. Lidia takes part in the New Orleans traditional St. D
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Picnic in the Country"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball the secrets to making perfect Honey Fried Chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for cutting boards. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shares the test kitchen's tips for quick homemade chicken broth and updates an old-fashioned recipe for Amish Potato Salad. D
10:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Pan Sauces with Guest Norman Van Aken"  Front and center on this week's episode of Simply Ming are Pan Sauces - an easy way to use what's right in your pan to create great flavor. Joining Ming in the kitchen to demonstrate this indispensable culinary technique is Chef Norman Van Aken. Together they cook on the fly using surprise ingredients and Ming's East-West pantry to create: Pan Seared Steak, Beet Salad and Hash Browns and Pork Chop, Kimchee-Kale Pan Sauce and Sweet Potato Cake. D
11:00 pm 
Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage  "New Orleans' Creoles"  "Creole" is a word in evolution. Chef Folse considers all of our native people Creole, a mixture of the fabulous cultures that make up the Bayou State. The New Orleans Creoles were the aristocracy, the society folks of the early city. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Munich and the Foothills of the Alps"  Rick visits boisterous markets and Baroque palaces, and watches office workers surf in the Isar River. In the foothills of the Alps, Rick visits Oberammergau and tours the fairy-tale castles of "mad" King Ludwig.G
5:00 pm 
How Sherlock Changed The World   Sherlock Holmes was a scientist who used chemistry, bloodstains and minute traces of evidence to catch the criminal. In an era when eyewitness reports and "smoking gun" evidence were needed to convict criminals, and police incompetence meant that Jack the Ripper stalked the streets freely, Holmes' crime-scene methods were revolutionary. Forensic scientists, crime historians and Sherlockian experts reveal for the first time the astonishing impact the fictional detective had on the development of real-life criminal investigation and forensic techniques. D
7:00 pm 
CSI On Trial   When does solving a crime become a crime? An innocent man confessed to murder and forensic evidence supported his confession. The real killers confessed, but they were ignored by the police. Across the nation, criminal convictions are being overturned due to either incompetence or deliberate misconduct in crime labs. D
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the economy grows at its fastest pace in two years. Can the momentum continue and what does it mean for your money? And, our Market Monitor guest tonight has a list of stocks she says will rise 15 percent or more in the new year. D
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Caribbean Islands: St. Lucia, Martinique & Montserrat"  Trekker Zoe Palmer visits the spectacularly beautiful islands of St. Lucia, Martinique and Montserrat. Surrounded by stunning rainforests, mountains and volcanoes with a hybrid of English, African and French heritage, these islands deserve their reputation as one of the top vacation spots in the world.G
5:00 pm 
Arthur  "Adventures In Budylon/Ladonna Compson: Party Animal"  NULL
5:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Stanley Saves The Day/Milo Goes for Gold"  Stanley Saves the Day - Kenan Thompson guest stars as Truman's cousin, Stanley, who's obsession with watching movies tends to get on his cousin's nerves. When the gang spots two crooks at the Wagstaff City Hotel, Stanley's knowledge of heist movies may be the best tool they've got to prevent a robbery. Vocabulary: (E) athletic, burly, lanky, muscular, scrawny. D
6:00 pm 
Curious George  "Curious George, Plumber's Helper/Curious George Takes a Hike"  George brings some new toys in the tub and a few of them spiral down the drain, causing a clog.G
6:30 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Reindeer Games/Along Came A Spider"  Nick and Sally can't find their sled that's buried under the snow. Off they go to the Jingly Bell Forest where Magnus shows them how he digs with his feet and shovels snow with his antlers.Nick and Sally are playing soccer when their ball goes through a hole in their net. Luckily Cat's friend Mabel is a spider who knows all about weaving - maybe she can help them!G
7:00 pm 
Peg + Cat  "The Race Car Problem/The Big Gig Problem"  The Race Car Problem - Junk Yard/Race Track Stadium. Peg and Cat rebuild their homemade race car, "Hot Buttered Lightnin'," to compete in the Talla-peg-a 20 race. Primary Content: More than, less than; Secondary Content: Solid shapes. D
7:30 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Don's Winter Wish/Festival of Lights"  When the Pteranodon family travels back to the North Pole, Don declares that it's his "winter wish" to see snow fall again. When a big blizzard comes, and even the Dinosaur Train gets snowed in, Don worries that his wish brought the blizzard. He's especially worried for his new friend, Soren Sauronitholestes, who is sitting on a nest of her eggs, out in the blizzard. D
8:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Still Life with Cookie"  Cookie Monster learns how to control himself from eating his own paintings. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation, Art. D
9:00 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty/Daniel Goes To The Potty"  Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty - Prince Wednesday is in the block corner at school building the "tallest tower in the world!" Even though he needs to go to the bathroom, he doesn't want to stop what he is doing. He learns how important it is to stop and go right away. Daniel Goes to the Potty - Dad's trumpet is broken, so he takes Daniel along to Music Man Stan's Shop to get it fixed. D
9:30 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "Climb, Ignatz, Climb!"  Sid pretends that his stuffed animal panda is going on an adventure to the top of the playground slide. Sid and his friends make a plan and use simple machines like wheels, inclined planes, levers and pulleys to get the panda all the way to the top of the slide!. D
10:00 pm 
Super Why!  "The Tortoise and the Hare"  On your mark, get set...wait! Princess Pea and Red are in a potato sack race in the park but can't agree on how fast to go! The Super Readers fly into the famous race between the Tortoise and the Hare, and help these friends as they head to the finish line. Will slow and steady win this race, could fast be more fun, or will our fairytale friends learn a completely different lesson?G
10:30 pm 
Caillou  "Celebrations"  Today is full of celebrations! It's Caillou's birthday! He is having a party with all of his friends, and he gets a very special gift that he wanted. Caillou learns about the Chinese New Year. He even tries some Chinese delicacies, but most exciting of all, he gets to see the famous dragon dance! Also, Caillou and Grandma throw Grandpa a surprise belated birthday party! Grandpa is surprised, and very happy! After seeing Bravo the magician doing some tricks at Leo's birthday party; Caillou decides that he is Caillou the Great. D
11:00 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Snow Stops Play"  No Snow For Thomas - It's a snowy day, but Thomas doesn't want to wear his snow plow. So he decides to hide it and pretends he doesn't know where it is. Sir Topham Hatt has no choice but to leave Thomas in his shed and send Emily out to clear the tracks instead. D
11:30 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty/Daniel Goes To The Potty"  Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty - Prince Wednesday is in the block corner at school building the "tallest tower in the world!" Even though he needs to go to the bathroom, he doesn't want to stop what he is doing. He learns how important it is to stop and go right away. Daniel Goes to the Potty - Dad's trumpet is broken, so he takes Daniel along to Music Man Stan's Shop to get it fixed. D

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