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1:00 am 
National Christmas Tree Lighting 2013   This special promises to include appearances and performances by some of the most recognizable names in entertainment. The evening's festivities will be capped off with the ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree, which is traditionally handled by the president and first family.G
2:00 am 
Christmas Carol: Theater of the Mind   Journey back to the beloved Charles Dickens' tale of Scrooge and the lessons learned by a lonely, forlorn old curmudgeon, all presented with live sound effects like a classic radio-style drama in the all-new "A Christmas Carol".G
3:00 am 
Urban Nutcracker: Anatomy of a Ballet   This performance documentary goes behind-the-scenes of Anthony Williams' adaptation of the holiday classic performed by a diverse group of dancers from the community. Challenges include uniting the multi-ethnic team of dancers, artists and stage crew to present a professional-quality stage show on a non-profit budget. The show incorporates the chronology of The Nutcracker itself while capturing the preparation, real-life stories of performers and putting the show onstage before packed houses.G
4:00 am 
Tonic Sol-Fa: Greatest Time of Year   This new special from one of the nation's top vocal groups features tight harmonies, outstanding arrangements of holiday favorites and behind-the-scenes footage that showcases the chemistry among the group's members. The quartet performs an eclectic mix of songs from traditional holiday fare to contemporary covers of Lindsey Buckingham's "Holiday Road" and Vanilla Ice's "Ice, Ice Baby."G
5:00 am 
In Search of Shakespeare  "The Duty of Poets"  Shakespeare rises to fame. Plunged into mid-life crisis by the death of his son, he falls in love with a teenage nobleman, has an affair with a mysterious married woman and is charged with assault. The Globe Theatre is caught up in the rebellion against the Queen. Part 3 of 4G
6:00 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   50 years after Gideon - The Supreme Court's unanimous Gideon decision in 1963 required that everyone accused of a serious crime - rich or poor - is entitled to a defense lawyer. But Tim O'Brien found a mixed result. In some places the Gideon defendants are adequately represented but in too many others they are not; taxpayers cannot or do not want to pay for poor people's legal defense. D
6:30 am 
Start Up  "Two Girls, A Guy, and a Pizza Tour!"  Gary and the crew start in Chicago to meet with John, who created "Chicago Pizza Tours", a business that's taking a bite out of Chicago. Then they head to Pittsburgh to meet with Lori and Marybeth, the who started the new, hip youth clothing line "Yo Bro", apparel for little dudes! And last, they swing by Milwaukee to meet with Tim, the seasoned contractor and designer who built the "Iron Horse Hotel.". D
7:00 am 
Second Opinion  "Reversing Heart Disease"  Patient Story: Heart disease is an increasing problem in the U.S. What is the solution? For Dick DuBois, he changed his diet and it made a significant difference in his overall health. But were the changes enough? Has he cured his heart disease or simply stalled its progression? Myth or Medicine: Can diet alone reverse heart disease? Second Opinion 5: Five risk factors for heart disease. D
7:30 am 
Lidia's Kitchen  "Pork Kabobs and Heavenly Ham"  Today Lidia's talking pork! Go whole hog and learn to make savory Prune and Pork Kabobs, comforting Braised Cabbage with Prosciutto, and Decadent Ham in Marsala Sauce. D
8:00 am 
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking  "Seattle, WA: Chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau"  Host/chef Pete Evans kicks off the culinary journey in Seattle, where he meets with chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau. The chefs take Pete on his first crabbing trip to catch Dungeness crab in Puget Sound. In this launch episode, the series also visits Seattle's legendary Pike Place Market and culminates with the chefs joining forces to create a delectable meal of Squid on Garlic Toast with Arugula, steaming Dungeness Crab and Pasta Ricotta Salata (Tom's version of Mac & Cheese!), and Sand Dabs with Garlic Flowers and Morels-in a "pop-up" feast for 15 guests at a beach pavilion overlooking the water. D
8:30 am 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "The Kernel of Deliciousness"  The variety of corns available in Oaxaca boggles the mind and the taste buds. Rick introduces us to Amado Ramirez Leyva who believes that corn, domesticated some 9,000 years ago in Mexico, is the basis of Mexican culture. From championing the protection of ancient varieties, to cooking and grinding it into masa for tortillas, Amado just might be the corn guru of Oaxaca. D
9:00 am 
The Jazzy Vegetarian  "Neighborly Supper"  Host Laura Theodore prepares a casual meal featuring delectable "Walnut Stuffed Mushrooms." "Roasted Butternut Squash with Garlic" is served on the side, along with mouthwatering "Spinach with Garbanzo Beans and Caramelized Onion." Scrumptious "Light and Lovely Lemon Cake" rounds out this simple supper menu. D
9:30 am 
Martha Bakes  "Cakes"  Follow along as Martha shares her expertise on how to make three lovely celebration cakes, including a four-layer genoise cake with passion fruit buttercream, an orange-almond cake with Italian meringue buttercream piping, and an unforgettable chocolate-rum roulade. D
10:00 am 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Market to Table"  Joanne's day begins at the farmer's market and she shows us a fresh sugar snap pea soup. Then she works with her student Kyle to perfect his pasta techniques making a fresh fettuccine with asparagus, prosciutto, and lemon creme fraiche. Recipes: Sugar Snap Pea Soup with Mint and Meyer Lemon Oil and Fresh Fettuccine with Asparagus Ribbons and Lemon Creme Fraiche. D
10:30 am 
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
11:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Asian Takeout Favorites"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Sichuan Stir-Fried Pork in Garlic Sauce. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his pick among blenders in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making perfect Thai-Style Stir-Fried Noodles with Chicken and Broccolini right at home. D
11:30 am 
Scrapbook Soup  "Casual"  Scrapbooking can get very regimented - with the right way to use a product or the correct way to lay out a page. Today we're encouraging a more casual approach - one that fits your life style and design aesthetics. Take a casual approach to your scrapbooking with two "hello" themed pages, scrapbook sketches from Kelly Purkey, and five ways to use lattice designs from Sara Naumann. D
12:00 pm 
Paint This With Jerry Yarnell  "Wine & Roses (Still Life), Part 4"  This session is all about final details, highlights, shadows, and adding wood grain to wooden table top using script brush and chisel edge brushes. Then finish by adding additional pedals which have fallen from rose, and then carefully add any additional highlights. D
12:30 pm 
Aviators   How to Approach an ILS: Earlier in the season we showed you how NavCanada tests an Instrument Landing System. Kurtis shows you how to make that approach yourself! Airplane Parachutes: Can a parachute strapped to the back of an aircraft really save the lives of it passengers? 777-300ER: We examine the history and showcase the latest variant of the Boeing 777. D
1:00 pm 
This Old House  "Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013: Built for Speed"  Seaside Heights, New Jersey, in a race for survival, is scrambling to bring the pier and boardwalk back; at the Bay Head project, mechanical roughs and new mahogany decking on the porch. In Point Pleasant, a compact Italian concrete crusher makes quick work of an old slab for new fill onsite. Richard learns how the Manasquan house is built in the factory - in less than a week!. D
1:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Installing a Pre-hung Front Door/Using Big Containers for Screening and Shading"  Tom visits Seattle, where he helps a homeowner install a new, pre-hung front door. Roger shows how to use big containers for screening and shading in a backyard. And the guys ask, "What is it?". D
2:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Early Iron with Peter Ross"  Master blacksmith Peter Ross shows how to forge iron hinges and locks from the earliest days of the American experience. D
2:30 pm 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Rice Paper Divider"  In this episode of Rough Cut, Tommy builds an elegant and versatile bass wood room divider. In Japan they're called shoji which means screen and they can be used to partition a room or filter light in front of a window. For our Rough Cut Road Trip, we're heading to a shoji workshop in Queens, NY, where craftsmen create screens according to ancient Japanese methods. D
3:00 pm 
MotorWeek   The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL, Ram 1500, Honda Accord and 2014 Toyota Tundra are showcased.G
3:30 pm 
America's Heartland   Reporter Rob Stewart says that it's usually sons and daughters that follow in the footsteps of their farming parents. At this Indiana farm, however, it's dad who's returned to the farm after a long career away from the land. Akiba Howard visits a Nebraska wheat farm where the parents are giving their young children the skills to one day take over their farming operations. D
4:00 pm 
NOVA  "Extreme Ice"  In collaboration with National Geographic, NOVA follows the exploits of photojournalist James Balog and a scientific team as they deploy time-lapse cameras to create a photo archive of melting glaciers. They grapple with blizzards, fickle technology and perilous climbs to anchor cameras that must withstand extreme cold and high winds.G
5:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Incarceration Nation"  There are more African Americans under correctional control today ̶ in prison or jail, on probation or parole ̶ than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. According to The Sentencing Project, an advocacy group dedicated to changing how we think about crime and punishment, "More than 60 percent of the people in prison are now racial and ethnic minorities. For Black males in their thirties, one in every ten is in prison or jail on any given day. D
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour Weekend   On Saturday, William Brangham reports from Paris. In an attempt to stem the "hyper-sexualization" of young girls, the French government is proposing a ban on childhood beauty pageants. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. D
6:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "London: Mod and Trad"  Rick finds London quintessentially English, yet cosmopolitan. He checks out the new - the Millenium Bridge and the British Museum's Great Court - and admires the old - well-wrapped mummies and a rare Leonardo.G
7:00 pm 
The Lawrence Welk Show  "Christmas"  This show from 1966 celebrates the holiday with Lawrence, his Musical Family, and their families. Lawrence makes his annual singing entrance on "Jingle Bells."G
7:59 pm 
Last of the Summer Wine  "The First Human Being to Ride A Hill"  Compo, Foggy and Clegg band together to help a distressed Howard, whose wife has confiscated his bicycle.G
8:30 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances Christmas Specials  "1995"  Hyacinth decides to organize and direct a local pageant titled "Our Town in the Civil War." She also casts herself in the starring role of Queen Henrietta Maria and coerces various members of her family to play assorted Cavaliers and Roundheads. The Church Hall is soon in pandemonium.G
9:00 pm 
As Time Goes By  "The Book Signing"  Lionel has first-night nerves over his first signing session at a book shop. Alistair and Jean, meanwhile, are working overtime wheedling and cajoling friends and acquaintances to queue up for signatures from the author.G
9:30 pm 
The Cafe  "Mum's The Word"  Plans for Richard and Ava's wedding are escalating. Ava confides her concerns about the plans to Sarah but Sarah has trouble responding. Chloe also has a crisis that she needs Sarah's help with.G
10:00 pm 
It's A Merry Red Green Christmas   Red demonstrates cooking Christmas dinner while Harold writes a letter to Santa. Lodge members put holiday greetings on answering machines. There are recommendations on choosing pets as presents and practical applications for fruitcake.G
11:00 pm 
Doctor Who Series  "The Bells of Saint John"  The Doctor's search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern-day London, where wi-fi is everywhere and humanity lives in a wi-fi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy.G
12:00 am 
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
1:00 am 
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
2:00 am 
Extreme By Design   This film follows Stanford University students enrolled in a course called Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability, which requires them to design and build products to solve seemingly intractable problems for the world's poor. One student's team must create a breathing device to keep babies in Bangladesh from dying of pneumonia. Another seeks a way to store drinking water for Indonesian villagers.G
3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Jewel of the North"  The water is so clear and the colors so intense that people sometimes mistake photographs of Priest Lake for Hawaii! In the 1920's silent-movie star Nell Shipman came to the most northern of Idaho's big lakes to produce her silent films. Today the area is a magnet for campers, fishermen, rock climbers, skiers and anyone who loves magical settings.G
3:30 am 
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
4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Baby Bear's New Sitter"  Baby Bear is worried about having a new babysitter, but realizes that different things can be fun, too. Educational Objectives: Emotional Development. D
5:00 am 
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
5:30 am 
Peg + Cat  "The Baby Problem/The Sparkling Sphere Problem"  The Baby Problem - Peg's Room. Babysitters Peg and Cat rescue the precocious Baby Fox from the top of his elaborate block tower. Primary Content: Solid shapes; Secondary Content: Diagrams. D
6:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Katerina's Costume/Dress Up Day"  Katerina's Costume: Daniel and Katerina are at Miss Elaina's Museum-Go-Round to make their costumes for Dress Up Day. While Daniel and Miss Elaina know exactly what they want to be, Katerina is having a harder time deciding on just the right costume. Eventually she comes up with a very clever idea! Dress Up Day: It's Dress Up Day in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and it's time for the annual main street parade! The children visit all the stores, showing off their fancy costumes and receiving different stickers from their neighbors. D
6:30 am 
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
7:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Baby Bear's New Sitter"  Baby Bear is worried about having a new babysitter, but realizes that different things can be fun, too. Educational Objectives: Emotional Development. D
8:00 am 
Curious George  "The Fully Automatic Fun Hat/Creatures of the Night"  George wants to have a hat as fun as the Man with the Yellow Hat's yellow hat. George thought it was odd that all the food was gone from the bird feeder in a single night.G
8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Hooray for Hair/Ice Is Nice"  Hooray for Hair - Sally and Nick are getting their hair cut today; maybe they should try new hairstyles! A trip to meet three of Cat's friends (and some styling help from the Wig-o-lator) will help them decide! Should they have Yak hair? No, too hot! How about hair like a fur seal? Not quite, too short. A porcupine? No way! How will they ever get a hug from their moms with hair that spiky? They decide that the hair they have is what's perfect for them! Ice is Nice - Nick and Sally want some nice cold lemonade, but there's no more ice cubes in Sally's fridge! A trip to Freeze-your-knees Snowland will fix that! They meet Cat's friend Polly the polar bear who introduces Sally and Nick to all the different kinds of ice that make up her home. After trying many types of ice, they find the kind that will be perfect for their lemonade!. D
9:00 am 
Peg + Cat  "The Slop Problem/The Birthday Present Problem"  The Slop Problem - The Farm. Peg and Cat enlist the Teens to help them figure out how to clean filthy farm animals of various sizes. Primary Content: More, less; Secondary Content: Counting by fives up to 25. D
9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Erma Eoraptor/Under The Volcano"  Erma Eoraptor - Buddy, Tiny, and Mrs. Pteranodon go on an expedition to find Erma Eoraptor, a member of the first species of dinosaur that ever lived. They venture off the beaten paths in the Triassic to find Erma, and then bring her back for a ride on the Dinosaur Train! Under the Volcano - Tiny, Buddy, and Mr. Pteranodon take the Dinosaur Train to Volcano Valley to see the local volcano. The sight is so spectacular, they go back for the rest of the family only to discover they've already gone to see the volcano! The merry mix-up concludes as the whole family meets up to marvel at the sight of Mt. D
10:00 am 
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
10:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Snow Runners"  On their way to return some Hispid hares to Asia, the Wild Kratts accidentally lose them in a wintery North American forest. Martin and Chris must use the amazing winter adaptations and strategies of the Snowshoe hare and lynx to locate the hares before it's too late. D
11:00 am 
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
11:30 am 
WordGirl  "The Rise Of Miss Power, Part 3/the Rise Of Miss Power, Part 4"  When WordGirl tries to stand up to Miss Power, she gets bullied and stripped of her superhero star.G
12:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Jewel of the North"  The water is so clear and the colors so intense that people sometimes mistake photographs of Priest Lake for Hawaii! In the 1920's silent-movie star Nell Shipman came to the most northern of Idaho's big lakes to produce her silent films. Today the area is a magnet for campers, fishermen, rock climbers, skiers and anyone who loves magical settings.G
12:30 pm 
Chef's Life  "The Buttermilk Belt"  Vivian and Ben go to Maple View Dairy to pick up product for the restaurant. They talk buttermilk with the dairy's manager, and the noise Ben makes while savoring his cup of the thick liquid annoys his wife. The couple attempts to shoot the twins' Christmas card picture in the family's swimming-pool-turned-turnip patch, while Vivian's nieces and nephews desperately try to make buttermilk with their great-grandmother's butter churn. D
1:00 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Kid's Party"  Throw a bright and festive party for the little ones with colorful projects like a kids' table mat and hanging hoops and tasty treats: ribbon dessert, ice cream sandwiches and peanut butter and jelly on cornbread. D
1:30 pm 
Paint This With Jerry Yarnell  "My Girl, Part 3"  At this point, Jerry takes the white conte pencil and sketches in the old broken down dune fence. Then with the #6 chisel-edge brush block in the fence pickets. Then switch to a #2 bristle brush and paint in support posts. D
2:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Cozy Carbs"  Ricotta Dumplings With Red Pepper Sauce; Macaroni Beaucaire; Gnocchi Maison; Linguine With Clam Sauce And Vegetables. D
2:30 pm 
On Story  "The Heart of a Film"  On the next On Story, the inspiration behind such classic films as Edward Scissorhands, Toy Story, and UP is discussed by Academy Award winning Pixar director John Lasseter and screenwriter Caroline Thompson followed by the short Playing Ghost by Andrew Start. D
3:00 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
3:30 pm 
MotorWeek   The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL, Ram 1500, Honda Accord and 2014 Toyota Tundra are showcased.G
4:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Asian Takeout Favorites"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Sichuan Stir-Fried Pork in Garlic Sauce. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his pick among blenders in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making perfect Thai-Style Stir-Fried Noodles with Chicken and Broccolini right at home. D
4:30 pm 
Crafting at the Spotted Canary  "Things That Shimmer"  Who knew glitter could be so much fun, used in so many places and in so many different ways? A touch of glitter will make you happy - and working with glitter does result in a shimmering smile! Learn how to apply glitter using wet and dry adhesives as well as how to mix glitters to create designs with depth and dimension, on today's show. D
5:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Junk in the Trunk"  This group of previously unreleased appraisals from the 2011 season includes inherited chairs made by a designer who also did commissions for Aristotle Onassis. There is a collection of WWII prison camp materials and a drawing and lithograph by artist Grant Wood, plus a trunk of his possessions.G
6:00 pm 
Christmas at Luther: Tidings of Comfort and Joy   Holiday music, 500 choristers, a symphony orchestra, thousands in the audience and glowing candlelight capture the wonder and joy of the season at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. The college's internationally-acclaimed musicians mark 32 years of sharing the seasonal gift of music in their annual Christmas concert.G
7:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Tom Waits"  This classic episode from 1979 features the singer-songwriter, composer and actor, with his distinctive gravely voice toward the end of the years when he had built a cult following but had not had a breakthrough recording. He combined a lyrical focus on desperate, low-life characters with a persona that seemed to embody the same lifestyle, which he sang about.G
8:00 pm 
St. Thomas Christmas: All Is Well 2013   This December, the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn. - an institution known for its inspired musical programming - once again shares its annual holiday concert with public television audiences. D
9:00 pm 
Christmas at Belmont   Nearly 700 student musicians join the Belmont School of Music faculty and the Nashville Children's Choir to present this production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites.G
10:00 pm 
Christmas at Luther: Tidings of Comfort and Joy   Holiday music, 500 choristers, a symphony orchestra, thousands in the audience and glowing candlelight capture the wonder and joy of the season at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. The college's internationally-acclaimed musicians mark 32 years of sharing the seasonal gift of music in their annual Christmas concert.G
11:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Tom Waits"  This classic episode from 1979 features the singer-songwriter, composer and actor, with his distinctive gravely voice toward the end of the years when he had built a cult following but had not had a breakthrough recording. He combined a lyrical focus on desperate, low-life characters with a persona that seemed to embody the same lifestyle, which he sang about.G
12:00 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
12:30 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
1:00 am 
Private Universe Project In Mathematics  "Possibilities of Real-Life Problems"  Students come up with a surprising array of strategies and representations to build their understanding of a real-life calculus problem � before they have ever taken calculus. D
2:00 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
3:00 am 
Teaching Channel Presents  "Technology and Science"  Technology and Science: Visit classrooms across America where hands on lessons capture students' interest and imagination. See biology, physics and chemistry in action and learn about some innovative ways teachers are using technology in the classroom. D
4:00 am 
Social Studies In Action: A Methodology Workshop, K-5  "Workshop 8. Making Connections"  How do we connect social studies to life beyond the classroom? In this culminating session, the teachers demonstrate the major concepts they. D
5:00 am 
Elmo's Christmas Countdown   There's a miracle on Sesame Street in this special holiday tale. Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and their new friend Stiller the Elf (voice of Ben Stiller) are going to count down to Christmas with the Christmas Counter-Downer. But all the counting boxes have gone missing and Christmas may never come again! Can Elmo, Abby, and Stiller the Elf save Christmas? With the help of very special guests Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Ty Pennington, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico, and Kevin James (as Santa Claus), Elmo and friends will learn to believe in Christmas miracles. D
6:00 am 
Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom  "Kwanzaa"  From December 26 to January 1 is a holiday of reflection, an opportunity for African Americans to celebrate their roots in Africa.G
6:30 am 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "The Hand That Stirred The Pot: African Foods In America"  Burt seeks the origins of peanuts, bananas, watermelon, rice, yams and okra.G
7:00 am 
Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom  "Christmas"  Burt tells how the Christmas tree came indoors, what the First Ladies do for holidays, and how department stores create holiday windows.G
7:30 am 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Christmas"  Katie prepares a no-stress holiday meal with the help of the Workshop crew. Chef Chris Paulk whips up red pepper risotto, pork tenderloin and Kentucky eggnog. Then, Katie decks the halls with an advent calendar and a dressed-up Styrofoam Christmas tree. D
8:00 am 
Farm Holiday Special with Ian Knauer   Celebrate the holidays with The Farm's host Ian Knauer (From Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie & Gourmet's Adventures with Ruth) as your guide. Learn new takes on classic family dishes like dried cranberry dressing with home made crusty bread and smoked-braised duck and follow along as Ian builds a smoker from parts he finds on the farm. Family and friends gather to enjoy the garden-to-table feast. D
8:30 am 
Travelscope: Christmas In Switzerland   Host Joseph Rosendo journeys to Lausanne, Montreux and Basel to bask in the glow of a Swiss-style Christmas at holiday markets, on a scenic train ride, and atop a Ferris wheel. He witnesses a 600-year-old clock-tower tradition in Lausanne.G
9:00 am 
Alsatian Christmas Table with Chef Hubert Keller  "Alsatian Christmas Dinner"  Chef Hubert Keller prepares Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and serves it with Braised Fennel with Dried Figs. D
9:30 am 
Alsatian Christmas Table with Chef Hubert Keller  "Alsatian Christmas Treats"  Chef Keller shows how to make the famous Petits Bonhommes, the brioche bread figures found in Alsace at Christmas time, and he is serving them with his favorite hot chocolate. He also reveals the secret recipe for making his famous Alsatian fruitcake. D
10:00 am 
Chef John Besh's Family Table   Warm Alsatian Onion Tart; Coq Au Vin; Creme Brulee. D
10:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Azores: Pedro Oliviera"  This week Simply Ming is on the road traveling to the exotic Azores to learn how to make one of the region's most famous dishes - Cozida - a one-pot meal that's literally cooked underground by the Earth's volcanic heat. Rising to the challenge, Ming also serves us his own take on this national dish. D
11:00 am 
Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home  "Souffles"  Julia extends the classic cheese version to new heights. Jacques creates a fluffy scallop and cheese dish. Dessert comes in chocolate.G
11:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Three Favorite Pastas"  Lidia cooks Pasta e fagioli, Bucatini Amatriciana and Tagliatelle Bolognese. She heads to Italy to learn how to make pasta from the experts and also visits Seghesio Vineyards in California, to meet one of the most long-standing winemaking families in the Sonoma Valley. D
12:00 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
12:30 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
1:00 pm 
Private Universe Project In Mathematics  "Possibilities of Real-Life Problems"  Students come up with a surprising array of strategies and representations to build their understanding of a real-life calculus problem � before they have ever taken calculus. D
2:00 pm 
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
3:00 pm 
Teaching Channel Presents  "Technology and Science"  Technology and Science: Visit classrooms across America where hands on lessons capture students' interest and imagination. See biology, physics and chemistry in action and learn about some innovative ways teachers are using technology in the classroom. D
4:00 pm 
Social Studies In Action: A Methodology Workshop, K-5  "Workshop 8. Making Connections"  How do we connect social studies to life beyond the classroom? In this culminating session, the teachers demonstrate the major concepts they. D
5:00 pm 
Elmo's Christmas Countdown   There's a miracle on Sesame Street in this special holiday tale. Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and their new friend Stiller the Elf (voice of Ben Stiller) are going to count down to Christmas with the Christmas Counter-Downer. But all the counting boxes have gone missing and Christmas may never come again! Can Elmo, Abby, and Stiller the Elf save Christmas? With the help of very special guests Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Ty Pennington, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico, and Kevin James (as Santa Claus), Elmo and friends will learn to believe in Christmas miracles. D
6:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom  "Kwanzaa"  From December 26 to January 1 is a holiday of reflection, an opportunity for African Americans to celebrate their roots in Africa.G
6:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "The Hand That Stirred The Pot: African Foods In America"  Burt seeks the origins of peanuts, bananas, watermelon, rice, yams and okra.G
7:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom  "Christmas"  Burt tells how the Christmas tree came indoors, what the First Ladies do for holidays, and how department stores create holiday windows.G
7:30 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Christmas"  Katie prepares a no-stress holiday meal with the help of the Workshop crew. Chef Chris Paulk whips up red pepper risotto, pork tenderloin and Kentucky eggnog. Then, Katie decks the halls with an advent calendar and a dressed-up Styrofoam Christmas tree. D
8:00 pm 
Farm Holiday Special with Ian Knauer   Celebrate the holidays with The Farm's host Ian Knauer (From Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie & Gourmet's Adventures with Ruth) as your guide. Learn new takes on classic family dishes like dried cranberry dressing with home made crusty bread and smoked-braised duck and follow along as Ian builds a smoker from parts he finds on the farm. Family and friends gather to enjoy the garden-to-table feast. D
8:30 pm 
Travelscope: Christmas In Switzerland   Host Joseph Rosendo journeys to Lausanne, Montreux and Basel to bask in the glow of a Swiss-style Christmas at holiday markets, on a scenic train ride, and atop a Ferris wheel. He witnesses a 600-year-old clock-tower tradition in Lausanne.G
9:00 pm 
Alsatian Christmas Table with Chef Hubert Keller  "Alsatian Christmas Dinner"  Chef Hubert Keller prepares Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and serves it with Braised Fennel with Dried Figs. D
9:30 pm 
Alsatian Christmas Table with Chef Hubert Keller  "Alsatian Christmas Treats"  Chef Keller shows how to make the famous Petits Bonhommes, the brioche bread figures found in Alsace at Christmas time, and he is serving them with his favorite hot chocolate. He also reveals the secret recipe for making his famous Alsatian fruitcake. D
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Irish Comfort Classics"  Host Christopher Kimball heads into the test kitchen with test cook Julia Collin Davison to update a classic recipe for Shepherd's Pie. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite quirky kitchen gadgets. Then, Chris answers questions from viewers. D
10:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Azores: Pedro Oliviera"  This week Simply Ming is on the road traveling to the exotic Azores to learn how to make one of the region's most famous dishes - Cozida - a one-pot meal that's literally cooked underground by the Earth's volcanic heat. Rising to the challenge, Ming also serves us his own take on this national dish. D
11:00 pm 
Taste This!  "Big Apple Bbq"  Join Chef Joe as he stops in at New York City's Big Apple BBQ. To kick off summer NYC closes Madison Avenue and hosts pit masters from all over the country. If you love BBQ, this is the episode for you. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "South Ireland: Waterford to the Ring of Kerry"  As Rick travels the southern coast, he visits Waterford's crystal factory, the Kennedy family homestead, the Dunbrody famine ship, and Kinsale's star-shaped fortresses. Then he drives the Ring of Kerry.G
12:00 am 
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
1:00 am 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
2:00 am 
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
2:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Frank Gehry (architect). D
3:00 am 
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
4:00 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   50 years after Gideon - The Supreme Court's unanimous Gideon decision in 1963 required that everyone accused of a serious crime - rich or poor - is entitled to a defense lawyer. But Tim O'Brien found a mixed result. In some places the Gideon defendants are adequately represented but in too many others they are not; taxpayers cannot or do not want to pay for poor people's legal defense. D
4:30 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Fed Centennial Special"  Guests: James Grant, Founder & Editor, "Grant's Interest Rate Observer"; Richard Sylla, Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets, Stern School of Business, New York University. Is the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Federal Reserve (December 23, 1913) a cause for celebration or condemnation? Two financial historians James Grant and Richard Sylla debate the benefits and dangers of the Fed on this week's Consuelo Mack WealthTrack. D
5:00 am 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   This Week on TO THE CONTRARY: Women Breaking Industry Barriers; Feminism in Advertising; Pastrix Author Nadia Bolz-Weber Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, Democratic Commentaro Megan Beyer, Republican Strategist Rina Shah. D
5:30 am 
Asian Voices   NULL
6:00 am 
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
8:00 am 
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
9:00 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Fed Centennial Special"  Guests: James Grant, Founder & Editor, "Grant's Interest Rate Observer"; Richard Sylla, Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets, Stern School of Business, New York University. Is the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Federal Reserve (December 23, 1913) a cause for celebration or condemnation? Two financial historians James Grant and Richard Sylla debate the benefits and dangers of the Fed on this week's Consuelo Mack WealthTrack. D
9:30 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   50 years after Gideon - The Supreme Court's unanimous Gideon decision in 1963 required that everyone accused of a serious crime - rich or poor - is entitled to a defense lawyer. But Tim O'Brien found a mixed result. In some places the Gideon defendants are adequately represented but in too many others they are not; taxpayers cannot or do not want to pay for poor people's legal defense. D
10:00 am 
Independent Lens  "Playwright: from Page to Stage"  The lives of two young playwrights -- one, an African American from Miami's inner city; the other, an Indian American from Cleveland -- are brought together inextricably in the process of creating a new language for the stage. D
11:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Jewel of the North"  The water is so clear and the colors so intense that people sometimes mistake photographs of Priest Lake for Hawaii! In the 1920's silent-movie star Nell Shipman came to the most northern of Idaho's big lakes to produce her silent films. Today the area is a magnet for campers, fishermen, rock climbers, skiers and anyone who loves magical settings.G
11:30 am 
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
12:00 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
2:00 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
3:00 pm 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   This Week on TO THE CONTRARY: Women Breaking Industry Barriers; Feminism in Advertising; Pastrix Author Nadia Bolz-Weber Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, Democratic Commentaro Megan Beyer, Republican Strategist Rina Shah. D
3:30 pm 
Asian Voices   NULL
4:00 pm 
European Journal  "Decommissioning Atomic Subs In Russia"  Austria/Germany: Tolls Create Traffic Jams - Germany's planned toll on foreign transport trucks promises to bring the country million of euros. But in Austria the move is causing anger because here, as a rule, all drivers are required to pay fees. That's also the case on the Inntal highway near Kufstein, a route used by many Germans. D
4:30 pm 
Linkasia   NULL
5:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Incarceration Nation"  There are more African Americans under correctional control today ̶ in prison or jail, on probation or parole ̶ than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. According to The Sentencing Project, an advocacy group dedicated to changing how we think about crime and punishment, "More than 60 percent of the people in prison are now racial and ethnic minorities. For Black males in their thirties, one in every ten is in prison or jail on any given day. D
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Jewel of the North"  The water is so clear and the colors so intense that people sometimes mistake photographs of Priest Lake for Hawaii! In the 1920's silent-movie star Nell Shipman came to the most northern of Idaho's big lakes to produce her silent films. Today the area is a magnet for campers, fishermen, rock climbers, skiers and anyone who loves magical settings.G
6:30 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
7:00 pm 
7:30 pm 
8:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "My Louisiana Love"  MY LOUISIANA LOVE traces a young woman's quest to find a place in her Native American community as it reels from decades of environmental degradation. Monique Verdin returns to Southeast Louisiana to reunite with her Houma Indian family. But soon she sees that her people's traditional way of life is threatened by a cycle of man-made environmental crises. D
9:30 pm 
Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection   The Chitimacha, the 1,000-member tribe known as "the People of Many Waters," are heirs to an unbroken 8,000-year past. Living off the bounty of Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin, one of the richest inland estuaries on the continent, this indigenous nation persists and rejuvenates its culture despite gradually losing its ancestral territory to environmental and man-made forces.G
10:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Incarceration Nation"  There are more African Americans under correctional control today ̶ in prison or jail, on probation or parole ̶ than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. According to The Sentencing Project, an advocacy group dedicated to changing how we think about crime and punishment, "More than 60 percent of the people in prison are now racial and ethnic minorities. For Black males in their thirties, one in every ten is in prison or jail on any given day. D
11:00 pm 
Linkasia   NULL
11:30 pm 
Washington Week   NULL
12:00 am 
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
12:30 am 
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
1:00 am 
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
1:30 am 
WordGirl  "The Rise Of Miss Power, Part 3/the Rise Of Miss Power, Part 4"  When WordGirl tries to stand up to Miss Power, she gets bullied and stripped of her superhero star.G
2:00 am 
Wild Kratts  "Snow Runners"  On their way to return some Hispid hares to Asia, the Wild Kratts accidentally lose them in a wintery North American forest. Martin and Chris must use the amazing winter adaptations and strategies of the Snowshoe hare and lynx to locate the hares before it's too late. D
2:30 am 
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
3:00 am 
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
3:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Clifford & The Beanstalk/Itchy Patch"  Clifford and the Beanstalk - Emily works hard to prepare for her audition for the lead in the school play, but loses the role to Jetta, who worries more about what she'll wear than about learning her lines. Emily steps in and plays the lead role at the last minute, and Jetta learns that it's hard work and preparation are what make you successful. Itchy Patch - Clifford is itching like crazy but tries hard to stop when he hears Emily say that she'll take him to the vet if he keeps it up. D
4:00 am 
Barney & Friends  "Gift of the Dinos and a Visit to Santa"  Gift of the Dinos: It's Christmas and BJ dreams of getting a new baseball glove to go with his baseball, while Riff hopes for new drumsticks to use his drum. Barney reminds them that Christmas is more than just getting gifts and helps them learn the meaning of Christmas. Educational theme: Giving. D
4:30 am 
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps  "Angelina and the Cheddar Cheese Slide/Angelina and the Case of the Missing Music"  Angelina and the Cheddar Cheese Slide - Angelina and her friends need one more person to dance the "Cheddar Cheese Slide." When Gracie joins in, they thought she knew the dance as they know it, but instead she introduces everyone to the French version of the dance. Eventually, the friends learn a lesson in problem solving, while discovering a new dance along the way! Angelina and the Case of the Missing Music - After reading a detective story, Vici is determined to become a good detective herself. D
5:00 am 
Curious George  "The Fully Automatic Fun Hat/Creatures of the Night"  George wants to have a hat as fun as the Man with the Yellow Hat's yellow hat. George thought it was odd that all the food was gone from the bird feeder in a single night.G
5:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Hooray for Hair/Ice Is Nice"  Hooray for Hair - Sally and Nick are getting their hair cut today; maybe they should try new hairstyles! A trip to meet three of Cat's friends (and some styling help from the Wig-o-lator) will help them decide! Should they have Yak hair? No, too hot! How about hair like a fur seal? Not quite, too short. A porcupine? No way! How will they ever get a hug from their moms with hair that spiky? They decide that the hair they have is what's perfect for them! Ice is Nice - Nick and Sally want some nice cold lemonade, but there's no more ice cubes in Sally's fridge! A trip to Freeze-your-knees Snowland will fix that! They meet Cat's friend Polly the polar bear who introduces Sally and Nick to all the different kinds of ice that make up her home. After trying many types of ice, they find the kind that will be perfect for their lemonade!. D
6:00 am 
Peg + Cat  "The Slop Problem/The Birthday Present Problem"  The Slop Problem - The Farm. Peg and Cat enlist the Teens to help them figure out how to clean filthy farm animals of various sizes. Primary Content: More, less; Secondary Content: Counting by fives up to 25. D
6:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Erma Eoraptor/Under The Volcano"  Erma Eoraptor - Buddy, Tiny, and Mrs. Pteranodon go on an expedition to find Erma Eoraptor, a member of the first species of dinosaur that ever lived. They venture off the beaten paths in the Triassic to find Erma, and then bring her back for a ride on the Dinosaur Train! Under the Volcano - Tiny, Buddy, and Mr. Pteranodon take the Dinosaur Train to Volcano Valley to see the local volcano. The sight is so spectacular, they go back for the rest of the family only to discover they've already gone to see the volcano! The merry mix-up concludes as the whole family meets up to marvel at the sight of Mt. D
7:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Katerina's Costume/Dress Up Day"  Katerina's Costume: Daniel and Katerina are at Miss Elaina's Museum-Go-Round to make their costumes for Dress Up Day. While Daniel and Miss Elaina know exactly what they want to be, Katerina is having a harder time deciding on just the right costume. Eventually she comes up with a very clever idea! Dress Up Day: It's Dress Up Day in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and it's time for the annual main street parade! The children visit all the stores, showing off their fancy costumes and receiving different stickers from their neighbors. D
7:30 am 
Super Why!  "Jack and the Beanstalk"  Baby Joy, Whyatt's little sister, is having a GIANT-sized tantrum, and nothing will calm her down! The Super Readers use their literacy powers to venture up Jack's Beanstalk and meet a real giant, who's acting like a big baby. Whyatt learns about the soothing power of music from his big brother Jack, and the Super Readers save the day.G
8:00 am 
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
8:30 am 
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
9:00 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Clifford & The Beanstalk/Itchy Patch"  Clifford and the Beanstalk - Emily works hard to prepare for her audition for the lead in the school play, but loses the role to Jetta, who worries more about what she'll wear than about learning her lines. Emily steps in and plays the lead role at the last minute, and Jetta learns that it's hard work and preparation are what make you successful. Itchy Patch - Clifford is itching like crazy but tries hard to stop when he hears Emily say that she'll take him to the vet if he keeps it up. D
9:30 am 
Arthur  "Adventures In Budylon/Ladonna Compson: Party Animal"  NULL
10:00 am 
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
10:30 am 
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
11:00 am 
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
11:30 am 
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
12:00 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
12:30 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
1:30 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
2:00 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
2:30 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
3:00 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
3:30 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
4:00 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
4:30 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
5:00 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
5:30 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
6:00 pm 
WordGirl  "The Rise Of Miss Power, Part 3/the Rise Of Miss Power, Part 4"  When WordGirl tries to stand up to Miss Power, she gets bullied and stripped of her superhero star.G
6:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Snow Runners"  On their way to return some Hispid hares to Asia, the Wild Kratts accidentally lose them in a wintery North American forest. Martin and Chris must use the amazing winter adaptations and strategies of the Snowshoe hare and lynx to locate the hares before it's too late. D
7:00 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
7:30 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
8:00 pm 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Clifford & The Beanstalk/Itchy Patch"  Clifford and the Beanstalk - Emily works hard to prepare for her audition for the lead in the school play, but loses the role to Jetta, who worries more about what she'll wear than about learning her lines. Emily steps in and plays the lead role at the last minute, and Jetta learns that it's hard work and preparation are what make you successful. Itchy Patch - Clifford is itching like crazy but tries hard to stop when he hears Emily say that she'll take him to the vet if he keeps it up. D
8:30 pm 
Arthur  "Adventures In Budylon/Ladonna Compson: Party Animal"  NULL
9:00 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
9:30 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
10:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Reindeer Games/Along Came A Spider"  Nick and Sally can't find their sled that's buried under the snow. Off they go to the Jingly Bell Forest where Magnus shows them how he digs with his feet and shovels snow with his antlers.Nick and Sally are playing soccer when their ball goes through a hole in their net. Luckily Cat's friend Mabel is a spider who knows all about weaving - maybe she can help them!G
10:30 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
11:00 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
11:30 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

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