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Outdoor Idaho  "Winter Wonderlands"  Falling snow transforms the Idaho landscape into a magical playground for those willing to venture outdoors. Home to eighteen alpine ski areas, Idaho also has dozens of trail networks for Nordic skiing and offers more than 7,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, more than any other western state. Idaho is truly a winter wonderland for winter recreation.G

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Dialogue  "Jan Schaffer"  This week on Dialogue, host Joan Cartan-Hansen speaks about the future of journalism with J-Lab Executive Director Jan Schaffer. According to the Pew Research, 41% of Americans get their national and international news from the Internet. What does that mean for the future of newspapers and television newsrooms? And in a digital age, what is news and how do we know when we can trust what we read?G

7:00 pm 
Need to Know   After a recent trip to Baghdad, Need to Know correspondent Martin Himmel reports this Christmas weekend about the now-precarious position of Iraqi Christians. In the years since the capture and killing of Saddam Hussein, hundreds of thousands of Christians have fled that country following attacks by Muslim extremists. Now that American troops have departed, the future of the Christian community there is even more uncertain. D

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8:00 pm 
Botany of Desire   Based on Michael Pollan's best-selling book, this special embarks on an exploration of the human relationship with the plant world as seen from the plants' point of view. Frances McDormand narrates this program that shows how four familiar species - the apple, the tulip, marijuana and the potato - evolved to satisfy human yearnings for sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control. The program visits Idaho to discuss the commercial growth of the potato, which was originally domesticated in Peru more than 8,000 years ago.G

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Survival: Lives in the Balance  "The Plant That Cures Malaria (Uganda)"  Too late to save his daughter, who died from contracting malaria, Clovis learns that the Artemisia plant can be cultivated on his farm in Uganda. A chemical extracted from Artemisia is the main ingredient of a drug that can cure malaria in the early stages of the disease. Clovis organizes other farmers into a cooperative to grow the plant only to run into a new company policy that may stand in the way of their efforts.G

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December 24, 2011
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NOTE: When the Idaho Legislature is in session, programming on the Learn/Create and World channels may be pre-empted for live coverage from the House and Senate floors.
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