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December 22, 2012
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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
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
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 
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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 
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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
3:00 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Learning Together"  James to the Rescue - James is asked to be the Sodor Search and Rescue Engine but is upset when Toby is asked to help him. James says that Sodor Rescue Engines are Steam Engines, not Steam Trams like Toby! They chuff off to rescue Gordon whose wheels have come off the track. James wants to help by pulling him forward, but Toby thinks they should get Rocky since Gordon is too heavy. D
3:30 pm 
Curious George  "Ski Monkey/George The Grocer"  Ski Monkey - When a blizzard covers the country house with a foot of snow, George can't wait to get outside to play. But he soon learns that such deep snow isn't easy for a monkey to play in, until he learns how much fun it can be to ski, snowshoe and sled. George the Grocer - George really wants the toy oven he sees in the window at the toy store, but first, he has to find a job to earn money to buy it. D
4:00 pm 
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 pm 
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
5:00 pm 
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
5:30 pm 
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
6:00 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Bluebird of Zappiness"  Hacker teams with the CyberSquad to stop his nemesis Ledge from finding the cure to Motherboard's virus.G
6:30 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "How to Really Train Your Dog"  Uncle MacRuffmantosh is hot on the trail of the Helmet of Victory! He's chartered a train scheduled to arrive at the helmet's hidden location-but the train is riddled with riddles. Ruff sends the six FETCHers to figure out the riddles on the train, which will unlock a mysterious briefcase. But there are others who won't stop until THEY get the briefcase. D
7:00 pm 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "To Catch A Bird/The Best Party Ever"  To Catch a Bird - When Jetta's trophy and locket are missing, all fingers and paws point to Emily - all of them except for Clifford's! The dogs, led by Clifford, finally prove Emily didn't steal anything, and Clifford learns the value of having faith in a friend. The Best Party Ever - Jetta ridicules Emily for not planning enough exciting activities for her birthday party, so Charley convinces Emily not to invite her. But Emily realizes that Jetta's feelings were hurt and invites her after all. D
7:30 pm 
Arthur  "The Butler Did....What?/The Trouble with Trophies"  The Butler Did.What? - Bailey is missing! He just left, leaving no note. With the help of the Baxter Detective Agency, Muffy discovers a series of clues. D
8:00 pm 
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
8:30 pm 
Curious George  "Ski Monkey/George The Grocer"  Ski Monkey - When a blizzard covers the country house with a foot of snow, George can't wait to get outside to play. But he soon learns that such deep snow isn't easy for a monkey to play in, until he learns how much fun it can be to ski, snowshoe and sled. George the Grocer - George really wants the toy oven he sees in the window at the toy store, but first, he has to find a job to earn money to buy it. D
9:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "A Long Winter's Nap/The Tree Doctor"  A Long Winter's Nap - Sally and Nick are so excited to go ice skating tomorrow, that they can't fall asleep! Cat's friend Boris the bear can help! Off they go to the Gleep-sneep Woods to learn how Boris gets ready to take his long winter's nap. Back at home, Nick and Sally follow Boris' advice, and follow their own bedtime routine to get ready for bed. With the help of a bedtime story from Cat, they quickly fall asleep. D
9:30 pm 
Super Why!  "'twas The Night Before Christmas"  'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and all through Storybrook Village, not a creature was stirring.except for Whyatt, who has an important question for Santa! So the Super Readers catch up with Santa and his reindeer as they gallop from rooftop to rooftop and unravel the mystery of Santa's childhood, discovering along the way how to help spread the magic of the holiday. Educational Objectives: To learn about making others feel good, play with the alphabet, experiment with spelling, and use the power to read to change the story!. D
10:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dome-Headed Dinosaur/Treasure Hunt"  The Pteranodon kids and their dome-headed friend Spikey Stygimoloch meet a brother and sister, Patrick and Pamela Pachycephalosaurus, two dinosaurs with enormous dome heads. Spikey bonds with the Pachycephalosaurus. Patrick and Pamela are athletes who invite our kids, Mom, and Spikey along to watch them use their impressive dome heads to play a volleyball type sport called, Dome Ball. D
10:30 pm 
Sesame Street  "Practice Makes Proud"  Elmo is ready to play basketball. He has his special basketball shirt to wear, his special basketball to play with, and a healthy snack to give him energy. Abby appears and says that she can be Elmo's fairy godmother and help him with all sorts of stuff. D
11:30 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel Visits School/Daniel Visits The Doctor"  Daniel Visits School - Daniel is visiting school for the first time and he's a little nervous until he learns that asking questions so that he knows what to expect is the best way to handle the anxiety that comes with new experiences. Daniel Visits the Doctor - Daniel is going to Dr. Anna for his checkup - but he is very anxious! Mom Tiger teaches him that talking about the situation will help him feel calmer, so Daniel makes a book with all the information he knows about the doctor. D

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