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2:00 am 
Nature's Power Revealed  "The Power of Water"  With 70 percent of the Earth's surface covered in water, it is bound to play a massive part in the Earth's history and future. This episode looks at the importance of water in shaping the Earth's landscape, as well as its role in the survival of civilization. Formations like the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls are the extreme examples of water's power to create landscapes. Part 2 of 3G
3:00 am 
Survival: Lives in the Balance  "Fit for Life (Bangladesh)"  The episode chronicles two births. One mother has her baby at home in rural Bangladesh with a traditional midwife with no medical training. Another young woman gives birth in a clinic with the aid of medical professionals and has been coached through her pregnancy by a health specialist. Part 4 of 4G
4:00 am 
Ottomans Versus Christians: Battle for the Mediterranean  "Masters of the Mediterranean"  Julian Davison travels to the site of one of the most extraordinary sieges in European history, the island of Malta. The pride of the Christian Crusader Order of the Knights of St. John, today Malta is a baroque jewel. But in the 16th century, the island was the object of desire for Ottoman Sultan Sulieman the Magnificient who wanted it no matter the cost. Part 2 of 3G
5:00 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   Look Back at 2012 - The annual look back at the top religion stories of the past year, including religion's role in the presidential election, faith-based divisions over economic policy, the rising number of people with no religious affiliation, and ongoing turmoil in the Middle East. Host Bob Abernethy, R&E Managing Editor Kim Lawton, Washington Post columnist EJ Dionne and Religion News Service Editor-in-Chief Kevin Eckstrom analyze the trends and events that made news in 2012. D
5:30 am 
6:00 am 
Second Opinion  "The Future of Cancer Treatment"  Advances in the fight against cancer are due to the work of health care professionals, clinical researchers, and thousands of cancer patients and advocates. Since cancer isn't a single disease, understanding the differences and similarities in how various cancers behave is essential to better treatment in the future. Hear from Judy Orem, who relates her experience as a patient in a clinical trial. D
6:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "New England's Italy"  As the Italian immigrants settled the Northeastern coast of the United States, they did what they knew from their homeland. In many cases, this included fishing for the local catch. In this episode, Lidia makes Calamari Fra Diavolo over Linguine and she also prepares a Salt Cod, Potato & String Bean Salad. D
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 
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
8:00 am 
Christina  "Skip The Junk Food....Feel The Joy"  They call it junk food because it's just that.junk. Completely unfit for human consumption, most of what we eat is robbing us of our health. D
8:30 am 
Martha Stewart's Cooking School  "Poaching"  Because poached meats are moist and tender yet still mild in flavor, they work well as the basis for numerous salads, soups and light suppers. They're also famously low in fat. Martha begins this lesson by showing how one of the most healthful and versatile preparations - simply poached chicken breast - can be incorporated into all-American chicken salad sandwiches as well as a Cobb salad. D
9:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Icebox Desserts"  Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Lemon Icebox Cheesecake. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of chocolate ice cream. And finally, Erin updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make French Silk Chocolate Pie. D
9:30 am 
The Mind of a Chef  "Rene"  David Chang hangs out with one of his best friends, Rene Redzepi - who happens to be the world's top chef. D
10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Sweet Summer Endings"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to fresh Strawberry Pie. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews paring knives in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Summer Peach Cake, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals why water makes pie pastry tough. D
10:30 am 
Scrapbook Soup   Jo Pearson appears in the first segment demonstrating fun and festive banners. Next, Christina Mauch decorates a glass frame with pen and marker doodles. Then, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer shows how to emboss and cut simple three dimensional cards and notes. D
11:00 am 
Jerry Yarnell School of Fine Art  "Above The Waves, Part 4"  Jerry adds the final highlights to the rocks, slivers of light to the water, and a distant lighthouse.G
11:30 am 
12:00 pm 
This Old House  "Cambridge 2012/Rounding The Corner"  After a visit to "this old record store," Kevin helps Roger install plastic drywells to keep the yard from flooding in heavy rains and checks out the sleek new cabinets with kitchen designer Kathy Marshall. Learn about thermostats that program themselves and Ipe deck tiles that go right over an old deck. D
12:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Installing A Ceiling Fan/Installing A Water Softener"  Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron head to Denver to install a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling. Then, Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard visits New Jersey to install a water softener. D
1:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Case of the Corner Cupboard"  Long splined miters anyone? That's how you join the coffin-like case of this 18th-century corner cupboard. See how to make the special jigs to hand plane this crucial joint with precision and dignity. D
1:30 pm 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Demilune Table"  Tommy masters the method of bricking on this week's Rough Cut, when he builds a classic Demilune Table with a stunning antique looking veneer belt. For inspiration, Tommy goes on a Road Trip to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts where curator, Elliot Davis, will show him some signature pieces from the collection. Back in the shop, Tommy is joined by series regular, Steve Brown. D
2:00 pm 
MotorWeek  "Chevrolet Malibu Turbo"  Road Test: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo Road Test: 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 Goss' Garage: Quick Car Care. D
2:30 pm 
America's Heartland   Take in a tart harvest of cranberries from a historic New England farm. Answer the question: Which is best, canned, frozen or fresh? One woman finds success with an exotic mushroom farm in the heart of one California city. D
3:00 pm 
NOVA  "Riddles of the Sphinx"  A team of archeologists, including the director of the Ancient Egypt Resource Associates, peel back 45 centuries of mysteries to reveal the techniques and labor invested in the giant sculpture. The team unearths new discoveries about the people who built this half-human, half-lion image that is nearly the length of a football field and as tall as the White House. And, why they created such a haunting and stupendous image.G
4:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Greatest Gifts"  This show is a compilation of appraisals of items received by guests as presents. Finds include a Louis Comfort Tiffany necklace from a husband and a Fender bass guitar as a birthday gift, along with other valuable and interesting items.G
5:00 pm 
Priceless Antiques Roadshow   The specialists reveal how they deal with unidentifiable mystery objects. Furniture expert Lennox Cato goes back to his roots in Brighton.G
5:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Venice: City of Dreams"  Rick begins a two-part visit to Venice by tracing its history from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. He cruises the Grand Canal, luxuriates in a venerable caf? and savors fresh fish canalside with friends. Part 1 of 2G
6:00 pm 
European Journal  "Spain Says Adios to the Siesta"  Adios to the Siesta: The Spanish tradition of taking a siesta goes back centuries - but now the lengthy post-lunch break is being questioned in the crisis-hit country. The idea now is for staff to work a full afternoon to generate more money for the economy. Industry is eager to cut down on longer, unproductive working hours. D
6:30 pm 
BBC Newsnight   NULL
7:00 pm 
The Lawrence Welk Show  "Christmas"  This 1966 Christmas celebration is new to public television. Lawrence makes his singing entrance on "Jingle Bells." Barbara and Bobby are Raggedy Ann and Andy for the "Doll Dance." The Lennon Sisters sing "Star Carol" while JoAnn Castle rocks the house with "Frosty The Snowman."G
8:00 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Christmas 1979, Punch and Judy"  Staff members decide to put on a traditional Punch and Judy show.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  "Judith's New Romance"  Judy has a new romantic interest. Sandy is evasive. Jean believes there is a problem but her efforts on her daughter's behalf lead to further complications.G
9:30 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
10:30 pm 
My Family  "It's A Gift (Christmas Special)"  Ben gets Susan a present from the store where Alfie works as one of Santa's elves. But he soon learns it is the wrong gift for a happy holiday. He tries for something more romantic but finds he could have gotten a better deal by waiting. Then, a present to themselves turns up with the wrong picture.G
11:00 pm 
Doctor Who Series  "The Rebel Flesh"  A solar tsunami sends the TARDIS hurtling toward a factory on Earth where human doppelgangers are used to mine dangerous acid. A second wave hits and the doppelgangers separate. The Doctor must try to prevent an all-out civil war between humans and the "almost people" before the factory explodes.G
2:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Working for Wildlife"  Professionals and volunteers are in forests and fields - even cities - throughout Idaho working to increase knowledge about wildlife and its chances for survival. Cameras capture "deer tackling" in eastern Idaho; follow scientists and volunteers through deep snows to radio collar the seldom-seen elusive wolverine; and visit a woman raising orphan bears in her backyard in Garden City, adjacent to Boise.G
2:30 am 
Dialogue  "Coming to My Senses"  Idaho native Alyssa Harad tells how she became obsessed with perfume and its powers and wrote her book Coming to My Senses. Now a resident of Texas, she and host Marcia Franklin discuss what she learned and experienced while learning and experimenting with perfume.G
3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Squirmadega Car Race"  Slimey is practicing for the Squirmadega Car Race. He zooms forward, backward, and around and around on the counter of Mr. Hopper's store. Elmo excitedly gets ready to watch Slimey in the worm car race. D
4:00 am 
Martha Speaks  "Firedog Martha/Martha's Pickle"  Firedog Martha - Martha wants to be a firehouse dog, just like her favorite book, Firehouse Freddie. Martha's Pickle - Have giant alien pickles invaded Wagstaff City?G
4:30 am 
Super Why!  "The Nutcracker"  Princess Pea doesn't know what to do about her friend Sleeping Beauty who is very, very grumpy! Super Why and his friends dance their way into the story of The Nutcracker, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's memorable music, to find out why the Mouse King is so cranky and give an innovative twist to the holiday classic. But will the super readers be able to restore magic to The Land of Sweets? Educational Objectives: To learn a cheer-up strategy, sing the alphabet, identify the letters F, L, and Y, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. D
5:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel's Birthday/Daniel's Picnic"  Daniel's Birthday - It's Daniel's Birthday! Daniel is very excited to go to Baker Aker's Bakery with his mom to pick out a cake for his party. When they arrive home after a bumpy ride on Trolley, Daniel is disappointed to find that his cake is smushed. It turns out. D
5:30 am 
WordWorld  "The Christmas Star/A Christmas Present for Dog"  The Christmas Star - It's the night before Christmas and Frog needs a star to hang on his Christmas tree. Duck thinks this will be the perfect present for Frog, and tries to lasso one out of the sky for him. Try as he might, Duck is unable to catch a star for Frog, and cries himself to sleep. D
6:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Squirmadega Car Race"  Slimey is practicing for the Squirmadega Car Race. He zooms forward, backward, and around and around on the counter of Mr. Hopper's store. Elmo excitedly gets ready to watch Slimey in the worm car race. D
7:00 am 
Curious George  "George Meets The Press/Snow Use"  George turns on a giant cider press at Renkins' Farm when he tries to get an apple from a squirrel.G
7:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Manatees and Mermaids/The Last Chocolate"  Manatees and Mermaids - Sally and Nick are pretending to swim, but why not go for a real swim asks the Cat! Off to the Glippydrippy Gulf to meet Matilda the Manatee and her son Marlin. Matilda and Marlon teach their guests how to swim slowly and gracefully. Until they hear the sound of a boat motor! Those can be dangerous for manatees, but luckily the Cat, Nick and Sally help their new friends to stay safe. D
8:00 am 
Super Why!  "Tom Thumb"  Littlest Pig is ready for an adventure.but his brothers tell him he's too young! The Super Readers jump straight into the story of Tom Thumb, a guy who knows what it feels like to be little.really little! Tom Thumb is about to set off on his own adventure, and lucky for him the Super Readers are there to get him out of a few scrapes. D
8:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaurs in the Snow/Cretaceous Conifers"  Dinosaurs in the Snow - Buddy and his Pteranodon family ride the Dinosaur Train to the North Pole - where it's cooler out and the skies are dark all winter long! The kids get to play in the snow and slide on a frozen pond for the first time. Cretaceous Conifers - The whole Pteranodon family have fun celebrating Mom's favorite holiday, Winter Solstice. They learn about large conifer (evergreen) trees and help decorate them at a holiday party. D
9:00 am 
The Electric Company  "Revenge of the Zeros"  Upset about their score of zero points in the banana sculpture contest, Danny and Annie decide to ruin Paul the Gorilla's banana festival party that is being held at The Electric Diner. The Electric Company catches on, and does everything they can to stop the pranksters and save the party and preserve Paul's sanity. D
9:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Raptor Roundup"  Martin and Chris challenge themselves to ID as many hawks, eagles, owls, falcons and vultures as they can. But the evil endangered species chef, Gaston Gourmand has his own plan for the raptors and has been capturing them all in his quest to find the tastiest bird wing. Will the Wild Kratts team succeed in rescuing the raptors before they become Gourmand's next gourmet delicacy? They'll have to use everything they know about classification and birds of prey - to round up the raptors and return them to where they belong - living free and in the wild!. D
10:00 am 
WordWorld  "The Christmas Star/A Christmas Present for Dog"  The Christmas Star - It's the night before Christmas and Frog needs a star to hang on his Christmas tree. Duck thinks this will be the perfect present for Frog, and tries to lasso one out of the sky for him. Try as he might, Duck is unable to catch a star for Frog, and cries himself to sleep. D
10:30 am 
WordGirl  "A World Without WordGirl, Part 1/A World Without WordGirl, Part 2"  A WORLD WITHOUT WORDGIRL, PART 1 - When Becky's most amazing birthday party ever gets interrupted one too many times by citizens in need of WordGirl's assistance, she wishes on her birthday candle for a WordGirl-free world. After they're blown out, she realizes her wish has come true. What has she done?! Vocabulary Words: Obligation, Antsy. D
11:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Working for Wildlife"  Professionals and volunteers are in forests and fields - even cities - throughout Idaho working to increase knowledge about wildlife and its chances for survival. Cameras capture "deer tackling" in eastern Idaho; follow scientists and volunteers through deep snows to radio collar the seldom-seen elusive wolverine; and visit a woman raising orphan bears in her backyard in Garden City, adjacent to Boise.G
11:30 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Tacos, Tacos, Tacos"  This episode explores three very different, very authentic and very simple twists on Mexican tacos, one of Mexico's most iconic foods. Bricklayer-Style Beef Tacos; Lime-Rubbed Chicken Tacos with Corn Guacamole; Adobo Fish Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa. D
12:00 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Beach Dreams"  Katie captures the delights of a summer at the beach with elegant recipes for plank-grilled white fish and cilantro rice and projects like sand memory frames and frosted candle globes. D
12:30 pm 
Paint This With Jerry Yarnell  "Heaven On Earth, Part 2"  Clouds. In this segment, Jerry takes his viewers through the process of creating more distinct clouds by using a wet-on-dry technique and a scumbling process to suggest different layers of clouds. Then he shows how to dry-brush a much brighter glow at the sun light area and soft sunrays. D
1:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Cozy Carbs"  Ricotta Dumplings With Red Pepper Sauce; Macaroni Beaucaire; Gnocchi Maison; Linguine With Clam Sauce And Vegetables. D
1:30 pm 
On Story  "Action!"  The creators behind the explosions CON AIR, GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS, HULK, ZOMBIELAND and MACHETE debate what makes a great action movie. Followed by the riveting short film SOLD by writer/director John Irwin. A young investigative journalist goes undercover and is captured into a human trafficking ring. D
2:00 pm 
Dialogue  "Coming to My Senses"  Idaho native Alyssa Harad tells how she became obsessed with perfume and its powers and wrote her book Coming to My Senses. Now a resident of Texas, she and host Marcia Franklin discuss what she learned and experienced while learning and experimenting with perfume.G
2:30 pm 
MotorWeek  "Chevrolet Malibu Turbo"  Road Test: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo Road Test: 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 Goss' Garage: Quick Car Care. D
3:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Time to Grill"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Grilled Bone-In Pork Roast. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for whole fish baskets in the Equipment Corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite summertime kitchen gadgets. D
3:30 pm 
Passport to Adventure  "Calgary & Aboriginal Alberta"  Canada's First Nations culture comes alive at aboriginal sites like "Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump", and her earliest residents are gloriously displayed at the Royal Tyrell Dinosaur museum, where we get a back room tour! We'll get back-to-nature at Waterton International Peace Park, get up close and personal with Tara the buffalo, then delve into Alberta's vibrant 'farm to table' foodie scene in Calgary!. D
4:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Special: Volcanoes, Ring of Fire"  Trekkers explore volcanoes from Pompeii, Stromboli and Santorini in Italy and Greece to Krakatoa and Mt. Fuji in Indonesia and Japan. Other explosive sites include Montserrat, Pacaya in Guatemala, Cotopaxi in Ecuador, La Palma in the Canary Islands, and Mount St. Helens and Kilauea in the U.S.G
5:00 pm 
Christmas at St. Olaf: Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing   St. Olaf College in Minnesota celebrates 100 years of its Christmas Festival, which began as a small campus event and now has a worldwide audience. Five choral ensembles and the St. Olaf Orchestra - more than 500 student musicians strong - perform a rich repertoire of Christmas compositions, familiar carols and hymns from around the world. This year's performance also debuts newly commissioned works by American composers Andr? J. Thomas and David N. Childs.G
6:00 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
7:00 pm 
Tonic Sol-Fa Christmas   The a cappella group, which specializes in pop arrangements, celebrates the holidays at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The spirited program highlights the foursome's trademark humor and skilled musicianship as they perform a mix of traditional, secular and original holiday songs. The music is intertwined with interviews with group members.G
8:00 pm 
Christmas at Belmont   Christmas at Belmont" is an annual Belmont University tradition celebrating the holiday season and the musical diversity and rich talent of the university's School of Music. The concert features a collage of familiar carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites. More than 400 student voices join with School of Music faculty to present the annual holiday production. D
9:00 pm 
Song of the Mountains   Bill Yates & the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band; Goldwing Express. D
10:00 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
11:00 pm 
Tonic Sol-Fa Christmas   The a cappella group, which specializes in pop arrangements, celebrates the holidays at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The spirited program highlights the foursome's trademark humor and skilled musicianship as they perform a mix of traditional, secular and original holiday songs. The music is intertwined with interviews with group members.G
2:00 am 
Teaching Channel   Witness the results as students facing minor crimes are tried by a jury of their peers. Parents learn strategies to help prevent bullying. See how rotating workstations help students learn from each other. D
3:00 am 
Growing Old in a New Age  "Illness and Disability"  Examines chronic health problems and availability of supportive services. Older people discuss how they cope with physical and mental illness and face tough decisions regarding institutionalization and costs of long-term care. D
4:00 am 
Art of the Western World  "Age of Reason, An Age of Passion"  Part I: The playful fantasy and provocative subjects of the Rococo style practiced by Watteau, Fragonard, and Boucher gave way to strict Rationalism, which insisted on morality in art and the purity of classical form, as seen in the works of David. Part II: Striving for individual expression, Romantic painters Goya, Gericault, and Delacroix demonstrated a range of styles and subjects. D
5:00 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
5:30 am 
Healthy Heritage Kitchen - Kwanzaa Edition   HEALTHY HERITAGE KITCHEN demonstrates healthy versions of traditional holiday meals for ethnic communities. Hosted by Wilbert Jones, a Chicago based chef and food product developer this Wilbert will demonstrate how to prepare healthy recipes for Kwanzaa. Many ethnic American communities suffer from diet related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. D
6:00 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
6:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Festival of the Seven Fishes/La Festa Dei Sette Pesci"  Mayor of Boston Thomas M. Menino and Mary Ann celebrate their Italian American heritage by preparing a Christmas Eve banquet called "The Feast of the Seven Fishes." Starting with baccala, then skillet fried shrimp, then tuna, smelts, swordfish, calamari and clams, the tradition continues, and so do their appetites!. D
7:00 am 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Christmas In Vienna, Austria"  Christmas is observed in cities throughout the world, but the festivities in the Austrian city of Vienna are unique. Burt joins the celebration, explains the ancient history and meaning of Christmas, tours Vienna's famous Christmas markets, and discovers why we have Christmas trees. He takes us inside the magnificent castle of the Habsburg family and unravels the story of how they became the most powerful rulers in Europe by using their marriages instead of their military. D
7:30 am 
Heirloom Meals Christmas   Hosted by culinary artist and public-radio personality Carole Murko, HEIRLOOM MEALS CHRISTMAS celebrates the holiday season by delving into America's rich and diverse culinary history and honoring tried-and-true recipes and dining traditions. As she did in Heirloom Meals Thanksgiving, Murko seeks to "savor yesterday's traditions today" while paying tribute to the dying art of cooking from scratch. She contrasts the Mexican-American tradition of making tamales on Christmas Eve with the old-world Austrian-American custom of preparing a Christmas goose. D
8:30 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
9:00 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Fonda Favorites"  These home-style dishes are a staple at the small restaurants known as "fondas" in Mexico - and delicious inspiration for busy cooks in American homes today. Make them once, and they'll become a simple but special treat in your own kitchen. Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce (Albondigas); White Rice and Fried Plantains; Tres Leches Cake. D
9:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Wasabi & Avocado"  Guest Chefs: Seth and Angela Raynor. Wasabi and avocado, a mainstay of sushi rolls, are the East-West ingredients worked into Ming's recipes this week. In the kitchen, Ming shares recipes that reflect his former apprenticeship under a great Sushi master in Japan. D
10:00 am 
Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef  "Fleur Tastings"  Chef Keller shows how to pack lots of punch and great flavors into small plates with three popular dishes from his restaurant, Fleur. Tuna Tacos; Slow-Cooked Smoky Baby Ribs; Beef Tartare. D
10:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Baltimore: A Baltimore Classic - The Civic Club Sandwich"  In this episode, Lidia heads to Baltimore, where she visits an institution of Italian food: Di Pasquale's market. Back in the kitchen, Lidia prepares Spiedini alla Romana, Minestrone, and the Italian-American Civic Club Sandwich. D
11:00 am 
Churchill  "The Lion's Roar"  Winston Churchill rises to meet history in 1939 to lead Britain as Prime Minister throughout World War II. Part 2 of 3G
12:00 pm 
Artifacts & Fiction: Workshop In American Literature  "Workshop 8. Ceremonial Artifacts"  This session explores how objects used in religious ceremonies embody the spiritual beliefs of the cultures they represent. By better understanding these sacred beliefs, teachers learn to help their students connect to literary texts from unfamiliar cultural contexts. D
1:00 pm 
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science  "Session 3. Journey to the Earth"  How do we know what the interior of the Earth is like if we. D
2:00 pm 
Teaching Channel   Witness the results as students facing minor crimes are tried by a jury of their peers. Parents learn strategies to help prevent bullying. See how rotating workstations help students learn from each other. D
3:00 pm 
Growing Old in a New Age  "Illness and Disability"  Examines chronic health problems and availability of supportive services. Older people discuss how they cope with physical and mental illness and face tough decisions regarding institutionalization and costs of long-term care. D
4:00 pm 
Art of the Western World  "Age of Reason, An Age of Passion"  Part I: The playful fantasy and provocative subjects of the Rococo style practiced by Watteau, Fragonard, and Boucher gave way to strict Rationalism, which insisted on morality in art and the purity of classical form, as seen in the works of David. Part II: Striving for individual expression, Romantic painters Goya, Gericault, and Delacroix demonstrated a range of styles and subjects. D
5:00 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
5:30 pm 
Healthy Heritage Kitchen - Kwanzaa Edition   HEALTHY HERITAGE KITCHEN demonstrates healthy versions of traditional holiday meals for ethnic communities. Hosted by Wilbert Jones, a Chicago based chef and food product developer this Wilbert will demonstrate how to prepare healthy recipes for Kwanzaa. Many ethnic American communities suffer from diet related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. D
6:00 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
6:30 pm 
Ciao Italia  "Festival of the Seven Fishes/La Festa Dei Sette Pesci"  Mayor of Boston Thomas M. Menino and Mary Ann celebrate their Italian American heritage by preparing a Christmas Eve banquet called "The Feast of the Seven Fishes." Starting with baccala, then skillet fried shrimp, then tuna, smelts, swordfish, calamari and clams, the tradition continues, and so do their appetites!. D
7:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Christmas In Vienna, Austria"  Christmas is observed in cities throughout the world, but the festivities in the Austrian city of Vienna are unique. Burt joins the celebration, explains the ancient history and meaning of Christmas, tours Vienna's famous Christmas markets, and discovers why we have Christmas trees. He takes us inside the magnificent castle of the Habsburg family and unravels the story of how they became the most powerful rulers in Europe by using their marriages instead of their military. D
7:30 pm 
Heirloom Meals Christmas   Hosted by culinary artist and public-radio personality Carole Murko, HEIRLOOM MEALS CHRISTMAS celebrates the holiday season by delving into America's rich and diverse culinary history and honoring tried-and-true recipes and dining traditions. As she did in Heirloom Meals Thanksgiving, Murko seeks to "savor yesterday's traditions today" while paying tribute to the dying art of cooking from scratch. She contrasts the Mexican-American tradition of making tamales on Christmas Eve with the old-world Austrian-American custom of preparing a Christmas goose. D
8:30 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
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "New York-Style Pizza at Home"  Host Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn to learn how to make the perfect New York-style pizza. Next, Chris goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn the secrets to making the ultimate Thin-Crust Pizza at home. And finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of red wine vinegar. D
9:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Wasabi & Avocado"  Guest Chefs: Seth and Angela Raynor. Wasabi and avocado, a mainstay of sushi rolls, are the East-West ingredients worked into Ming's recipes this week. In the kitchen, Ming shares recipes that reflect his former apprenticeship under a great Sushi master in Japan. D
10:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Food Memories"  Joanne remembers her trips to Italy and with her student Di shows us a classic pizza strata and a dessert inspired by limoncello. Recipes: Green Salad with Garlic croutons and Balsamic Red Wine Dressing, Pizza Strata, and Lemon Sorbet and Vanilla Ice Cream with Limoncello. Student: Di Harris, Retired Nanny. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Tuscany's Dolce Vita"  Rick explores the small towns and rural countryside of Tuscany. He hunts for truffles in an oak forest, nibbles through an artichoke festival, shares a farmhouse feast, climbs the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and rides in a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's backyard.G
11:00 pm 
Learning Math: Measurement  "Video 9. Measurement Relationships"  Examine the relationships between area and perimeter when one measure is fixed. Determine which shapes maximize area while minimizing perimeter, and vice versa. Explore the proportional relationship between surface area and volume. D
11:30 pm 
Learning Math: Measurement  "Video 10. Classroom Case Studies, K"  Watch this program in the 10th session for K-2 teachers. Explore how the concepts developed in this course can be applied through case studies of K-2 teachers (former course participants who have adapted their new knowledge to their classrooms), as well as a set of typical measurement problems for K-2 students. D
1:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Damian Lewis ("Homeland")/John Slattery ("Mad Men"). D
2:00 am 
Walking Into The Unknown   The Emmy-nominated documentary WALKING INTO THE UNKNOWN traces the intimate journey of an American Indian physician and national health columnist as he navigates the health care system and gains a deeper understanding of himself and his health risks. Dr. Arne Vainio works on the Fond du Lac (Ojibwe) Reservation in northern Minnesota, where his Native patients face grim health statistics. His impending 50th birthday - coupled with his frustration with middle-aged Native men who avoid health screenings - prompts a revelation: he needs to heed his own advice. D
3:00 am 
After Newtown   After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, PBS continues to analyze and illuminate the issues of access to guns and the politics of gun laws, mental illness in young adults, the science of detecting violent impulses and how communities react to unspeakable tragedy and begin to heal. The special brings together the resources of the PBS NEWSHOUR, FRONTLINE, WASHINGTON WEEK, NEED TO KNOW and NOVA. Gwen Ifill anchors the broadcast, which will include studio interviews and insightful discussion with regular contributors to WASHINGTON WEEK. D
4:00 am 
4:30 am 
Asian Voices  "Decision Time for Japan Part 1: Ftas"  NULL
5:00 am 
5:30 am 
6:00 am 
Paris The Luminous Years   In the years 1905-1930, Paris is a magnet for international talent intent on overturning tradition in the arts of the West and defining modernism. Archival footage of Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copeland, Sylvia Beach and Marcel Duchamp reveals why the avant-garde art world chose Paris, augmented by letters, memoirs and recollections of witnesses. Intrepid art deals, young publishers at independent presses, and a visionary impresario at the Ballets Russes helped bring new art, literature and music to the public.G
8:00 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Global Opportunities"  Guests: Rupal Bhansali, Chief Investment Officer, International Equities, Ariel Investments; David Rolley, Vice President, Global Fixed Income Group, Loomis Sayles & Company. Bonds are expensive and investors are fleeing stocks, so where should you invest? This week's Consuelo Mack WealthTrack features global bond manager David Rolley from Loomis Sayles and global stock investor Rupal Bhansali from Ariel Investments, who discuss where they are finding the best investment opportunities. D
8:30 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   Look Back at 2012 - The annual look back at the top religion stories of the past year, including religion's role in the presidential election, faith-based divisions over economic policy, the rising number of people with no religious affiliation, and ongoing turmoil in the Middle East. Host Bob Abernethy, R&E Managing Editor Kim Lawton, Washington Post columnist EJ Dionne and Religion News Service Editor-in-Chief Kevin Eckstrom analyze the trends and events that made news in 2012. D
9:00 am 
Independent Lens  "Lives Worth Living"  Fred Fay's life proves that one man can change the world, even though he has to lie flat on his back just to stay alive. This film looks at Fay's struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and the small group of dedicated activists who formed the Disability Rights Movement to drive the nation toward equal rights for the physically challenged.G
10:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Working for Wildlife"  Professionals and volunteers are in forests and fields - even cities - throughout Idaho working to increase knowledge about wildlife and its chances for survival. Cameras capture "deer tackling" in eastern Idaho; follow scientists and volunteers through deep snows to radio collar the seldom-seen elusive wolverine; and visit a woman raising orphan bears in her backyard in Garden City, adjacent to Boise.G
10:30 am 
Dialogue  "Coming to My Senses"  Idaho native Alyssa Harad tells how she became obsessed with perfume and its powers and wrote her book Coming to My Senses. Now a resident of Texas, she and host Marcia Franklin discuss what she learned and experienced while learning and experimenting with perfume.G
11:00 am 
After Newtown   After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, PBS continues to analyze and illuminate the issues of access to guns and the politics of gun laws, mental illness in young adults, the science of detecting violent impulses and how communities react to unspeakable tragedy and begin to heal. The special brings together the resources of the PBS NEWSHOUR, FRONTLINE, WASHINGTON WEEK, NEED TO KNOW and NOVA. Gwen Ifill anchors the broadcast, which will include studio interviews and insightful discussion with regular contributors to WASHINGTON WEEK. D
12:00 pm 
Paris The Luminous Years   In the years 1905-1930, Paris is a magnet for international talent intent on overturning tradition in the arts of the West and defining modernism. Archival footage of Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copeland, Sylvia Beach and Marcel Duchamp reveals why the avant-garde art world chose Paris, augmented by letters, memoirs and recollections of witnesses. Intrepid art deals, young publishers at independent presses, and a visionary impresario at the Ballets Russes helped bring new art, literature and music to the public.G
2:00 pm 
2:30 pm 
Asian Voices  "Decision Time for Japan Part 1: Ftas"  NULL
3:00 pm 
European Journal  "Spain Says Adios to the Siesta"  Adios to the Siesta: The Spanish tradition of taking a siesta goes back centuries - but now the lengthy post-lunch break is being questioned in the crisis-hit country. The idea now is for staff to work a full afternoon to generate more money for the economy. Industry is eager to cut down on longer, unproductive working hours. D
3:30 pm 
Linkasia   NULL
4:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "What We Can Learn from Lincoln"  One reason so many people are disillusioned by the state of things in America -- even more so after the terror in Newtown -- is that our political system hasn't produced consistently good results in a long time. We've forgotten that democracy is supposed to be about addressing our problems through a political system that encourages bargaining, compromise, and progress. Except for taking us to war, showering largesse on the privileged and powerful, and courting donors instead of representing voters, Washington politics promotes gridlock, paralysis, and stalemate. D
5:00 pm 
After Newtown   After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, PBS continues to analyze and illuminate the issues of access to guns and the politics of gun laws, mental illness in young adults, the science of detecting violent impulses and how communities react to unspeakable tragedy and begin to heal. The special brings together the resources of the PBS NEWSHOUR, FRONTLINE, WASHINGTON WEEK, NEED TO KNOW and NOVA. Gwen Ifill anchors the broadcast, which will include studio interviews and insightful discussion with regular contributors to WASHINGTON WEEK. D
6:00 pm 
What Next After Newtown: What Our Country and Communities Can Do   In light of the recent events in Newtown, this special provides an in-depth analysis of related issues, including accessibility of weapons, violence in the media, public policy, mental issues, and school security, and features a variety of perspectives in an effort to spark a nationwide conversation about long-term solutions. Co-anchored by Need to Know co-hosts Jeff Greenfield and Maria Hinojosa, and Nightly Business Report co-anchor Susie Gharib, among other prominent newscasters. D
9:00 pm 
In Our Own Voice   A documentary that explores the lives of those with serious and persistent mental illness, as well as the effect those illnesses have on family members and service providers. Hear more from participants about what it is like to live with a mental illness.G
10:00 pm 
Linkasia   NULL
10:30 pm 
11:00 pm 
What Next After Newtown: What Our Country and Communities Can Do   In light of the recent events in Newtown, this special provides an in-depth analysis of related issues, including accessibility of weapons, violence in the media, public policy, mental issues, and school security, and features a variety of perspectives in an effort to spark a nationwide conversation about long-term solutions. Co-anchored by Need to Know co-hosts Jeff Greenfield and Maria Hinojosa, and Nightly Business Report co-anchor Susie Gharib, among other prominent newscasters. D

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