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December 22, 2013
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12:00 am 
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

1:00 am 
Nature  "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air"  The tiny hummingbird qualifies as one of the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. Recent breakthroughs in the study of the bird's biology are combined with high-definition, high-speed footage of hummingbirds in the wild and high-tech presentations of their remarkable abilities.G

2:00 am 
Frontline  "From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians - Pax Romana/A Light To The Nations"  Scholars and archaeologists piece together a new portrait of the time and place where Jesus lived. This miniseries traces the life and ministry of Jesus and the growth of early Christianity. The diversity of early Christians results in different interpretations of Jesus' teachings. Part 1 of 2G

4:00 am 
Hustle  "The Fall of Railton FC"  Ash is outraged to learn his old football club has gone bust, brought down by the greed of corrupt football agent, Don Coleman. The team wants revenge and launches a high stakes con involving expert salesmanship and fake footballers. But a last minute injury threatens everything.G

5:00 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

6:00 am 
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  "The Empire Brass Quintet/Creative Ideas"  Mister Rogers visits the Empire Brass Quintet and notes that it's fun to hear all the instruments playing. If you listen carefully, you can hear each one, but they all make "one song." In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Neighbors get ready for the Bass Violin Festival. D

6:30 am 
Curious George  "Trader George/One in a Million Chameleon"  Trader George - George has a new hobby - collecting interestingly shaped sticks with his squeaky, rolling cart. When he encounters Allie selling fresh apple cider, he trades his cart for a gallon, but later regrets his decision. He offers to trade a jar of sauerkraut to Allie in return for the cart, but Allie already traded it to Vicki. D

7:00 am 
Wild Kratts  "The Desert Elves"  When Koki and Jimmy get stranded in the desert, Aviva and the Kratt Brothers must rely on the eyes and ears of the Elf owl to help find their friends in the harsh habitat. D

7:30 am 
Peep and the Big Wide World/Pocoyo  "That's A Cat/Faster Than A Duck"  It's Peep's first day in the Big Wide World, and all the other animals gather round to teach him about cats. The animals race to see who is the fastest. Pocoyo: Up Up and Away - A lost airplane leads Pocoyo and friends on an adventure. D

8:00 am 
Science Trek  "Muscles"  Host Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guest will answer students' questions about muscles and the muscular system. Her guest is Dr. Tony Joseph, a family practitioner also certificated in Sports Medicine at the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.G

8:30 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

9:00 am 
Bob the Builder  "A Cold Day in the Valley"  It's the grand opening of the Bobland Bay Promenade. As Bob and the team put up some spectacular lights for the big ceremony, Bristle the street-cleaner arrives to keep the new town spotlessly clean. Before long, important items are missing. D

9:30 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

10:00 am 
Wishbone  "A Dogged Expose"  This live-action program follows the exploits of Wishbone the dog and his human friends, Joe, David and Samantha through their adventures in their hometown of Oakdale. Wishbone's everyday experiences trigger his imagination and he finds himself in scenes from classic works of literature. In this episode, an Oakdale "mastermind" puts Samantha in the middle of a tabloid scandal. D

10:30 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

11:00 am 
BBC Newsnight   NULL

11:30 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

12:00 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

12:30 pm 

1:00 pm 
Painting and Travel with Roger & Sarah Bansemer  "Matanzas Waterfront"  Sarah takes an eco-tour in a kayak on the Matanzas River in St. John's County FL to see what the waterway and coastline have to offer. Inspired by the shoreline views and natural beauty of the area Roger paints a shoreline scene. D

1:30 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Applique-Large & Small, Part 2"  Learn fast and easy applique tricks! Mary Mulari guest hosts and teaches new and different applique techniques. When there's little time to sew, but you want to stitch something fun, learn how to add a modern applique-large or small. No more detailed satin stitching! Use common machine stitches that often never get used. D

2:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Scallop Edge Baby Quilt"  A baby quilt is often the first project a quilter will tackle, and we think every baby should have a quilt. Marianne and Mary will show how to make string pieced patchwork for a darling baby quilt. They will also demonstrate techniques for a scalloped border and binding the curved edge. D

2:30 pm 
Hometime  "Creekside Home Concrete"  Find out what it takes to make a basement floor water- tight and warm to the toes. D

3:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Classic Sideboard"  The editors of Woodsmith magazine build a classic sideboard with tapered legs, dovetailed drawers, and highly figured veneer. D

3:30 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

4:00 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

4:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Restaurant Farms: (Atlanta, GA)"  Growing a greener world includes creating a more sustainable environment inside your home as well as outside. Host Joe Lamp'l brings you along as he makes some significant changes to create a greener world inside his home too. D

5:00 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

5:30 pm 

6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour Weekend   Sunday, correspondent John Larson heads out on a reporting trip and discovers a powerful story en route. The young man sitting next to him in coach reveals his immigrant family's success story and their fierce devotion to America. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. D

6:30 pm 
British Antiques Roadshow  "Hopetoun House 2"  Fiona Bruce and the team of experts return for a second visit to Queensferry, Scotland. Finds include Victorian dresses worn by royalty, a 16th century silver jewel box and a photograph of the Fourth Bridge that the Nazis used for propaganda during World War II.G

7:00 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

7:29 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Sneaker Waves, Glacier Caves, Frank Moore"  Dangerous sneaker waves injure and kill people every year. The program examines what steps people can take to be safe at the beach.G

8:00 pm 
Mr. Stink   Chloe sees Mr Stink every day, but she's never spoken to him, which isn't surprising, because he's a tramp, and he stinks. But before she knows it, Chloe has an unusual friend hiding in her garden shed when it looks like Mr Stink, and his stinky dog Duchess, might be driven out of town. As Chloe struggles to make sure no one sniffs out Mr Stink, she also has to cope with an overbearing mum who is more interested in her own political ambitions than her daughter, her put-upon dad who has a secret of his own, her "perfect" younger sister Annabelle and the nasty girls who make her life miserable at school. D

9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey (S3 E6)"  Change arrives in a big way for several key characters at Downton Abbey. A yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots hatched. Part 6 of 7G

11:00 pm 
New Tricks  "Old Fossils"  UCOS reopens a case of a paleontologist said to have died in a fall at the Natural History Museum during a corporate event. A new examination of the post mortem suggests the fossil bird specialist may have died from a blow to the head.G

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