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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
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
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
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
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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