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January 25, 2012
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12:00 am 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Affairs of the Heart"  The heart is the first body part to go to work, and its failure is often the event that causes death. AFFAIRS OF THE HEART examines advances in fixing broken hearts -- and at ways to prevent them from breaking. This episode tellsthe dramatic story of a Texas toddler who underwent immediate surgery after birth due to his defective heart. D

1:00 am 
Nobel Laureates   NOBEL LAUREATES 2011 takes you to every corner of the globe to meet the thirteen inspiring men and women who have been awarded this year's prestigious Nobel Prizes. From Stockholm to Strasbourg, Israel to Canberra, the USA, Liberia and Yemen, this documentary explores the pioneering work and incredible discoveries that have been honoured by this year's Nobel Committee. Featuring extensive interviews with the Laureates themselves, as well as those who have inspired or have been inspired by them, including Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, the Swedish actor, Krister Henriksson, and the Irish poet Seamus Heaney, a Nobel Laureate himself. D

2:00 am 
Antiques Roadshow  "Houston, Tx - Hour 1"  Host Mark Walberg visits the Beer Can House to talk with appraiser Andy Ourant about these collectible containers. At the Reliant Center, appraisers find a scrimshaw walrus tusk depicting the Almira, America's longest-working whaling ship; a collection of unopened packs of Topps football cards from 1958; and a book of Mexican War battlefield illustrations that draws an insurance value of up to $50,000. Part 1 of 3G

3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Hometown Ski Hills"  Community ski hills are scattered throughout Idaho, each with its own "field of dreams" story to tell. We profile three of them - Bogus Basin near Boise; Little Ski Hill by McCall; and Pomerelle near Albion - to learn what makes each of these ski areas unique.G

3:30 am 
Dialogue  "Refugees"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with refugees who have come to Idaho. Guests include Fidel Nshombo, from Congo; Rusul Mousa-Bryant, from Iraq; Jumuna Gautam, from Bhutan; and Hosy Nasimi, from Afghanistan. The group will discuss why they had to flee their respective home countries, what it's been like to live in Idaho, the joys and challenges of refugee life in the United States and their hopes for the future.G

4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary"  Mary Mary Quite Contrary walks along Sesame Street and dumps a pile of dirt outside Oscar's trashcan. Gordon explains that she can not leave the dirt, she is making a mess! Mary Mary insists that she is going to grow a garden with silver bells and cockle shells. Gordon tries to tell her that silver bells and cockleshells aren't alive. D

5:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "That's The Way The Ball Bounces"  Sid created a new sport called Play-Doh Ball! You just jump in the air, spin around and bounce the ball. When Sid attempts to play his new game, he bounces the Play-Doh ball and it promptly splats on the ground! At school, Sid and his friends investigate and discover that if a ball doesn't have enough elasticity, it won't bounce! (Educational objective - Elasticity). D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "The Jakey Express/Martha, Sled Dog"  The Jakey Express - Stuck in a traffic jam, Helen's dad tells the story of the day Jake was born, and how Martha was able to drum up an inventive means of transportation to get mom to the hospital on time. Vocabulary: (E) schedule(d), deliver(y)(ies), funicular, delay(ed), transportation (I) flag(ging)(ed) down, lift, early, late, traffic, on time. Martha, Sled Dog - Truman tells Martha the story of Balto, the heroic Alaskan sled dog. D

6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Fleet Foxes/Joanna Newsom"  Folk meets indie rock with the featured performers. Fleet Foxes draw from the group's latest album, Helplessness Blues. Joanna Newsom follows with her ethereal acid folk.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Andalucia, Gibraltar and Tangier"  Exploring the quintessence of Spanish culture in Andalucia, Rick rolls down from whitewashed hill towns to the coast and takes in the windsurfing at Tarifa. He catches a bit of Britain on the Rock of Gibraltar and then sails to Africa for a Moroccan finale in Tangier.G

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Athens and Delphi"  Rudy climbs the Acropolis, prowls the Plaka and cheers Greece's best folk dancers. On the Peloponnesian Peninsula, he scopes out a charming port and visits epic ruins of King Agamemnon.G

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "On The Road to Cajamarca"  In this episode, host David Yetman, his brother, geologist Dick Yetman and South American archeologist Axel Nielson start at sea level in the town of Chiclayo and then journey upward to the town of Cajamarca. In Chiclayo, they explore the "witches' market," where they find herbs, hallucinogens and other natural remedies that promise everything from basic protection from curses to headache cures. As the trek continues, stop to examine pre-Incan mountaintop aqueducts hand carved into the thick rock of the Andes. D

8:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   White Squash and Shrimp Soup and Pan Roast Lemonfish with Ginger-pea Risotto. D

9:00 am 
America's Heartland   Farm researchers in Illinois use smart phones to battle world hunger. One California firm brings in a glowing white crop of.salt. D

9:30 am 
Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends  "Pork Dishes"  Nick Stellino and Chef Jason Wilson of Crush in Seattle prepare a heart-warming Pork Ragu. Nick creates tasty Grilled Pork Chops with Zenzero Sauce. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Chewy Brownies and Chocolate Cupcakes"  Man on the street Doc Willoughby investigates boxed versus homemade brownies in a head-to-head tasting. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to better-than-the-box Chewy Brownies at home. Next, host Christopher Kimball visits NYC's famous Magnolia Bakery to find out what all the fuss is about! Then, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make the Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes. D

10:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Dining Rooms"  Make your dining room a showpiece for decor as well as food. Today we'll dress up these blah dining room walls and learn how to display your favorite items in your china cabinet! Then, Matt teaches some furniture repair tips. Finally, Shari has a surprise project for easy and contemporary entertaining. D

11:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   North Sea Gas; Vinny Ringrose. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Rhyming Block"  Mother Goose is visiting Sesame Street and needs to write three new nursery rhymes by the end of the day, but she fears she has become a rusty rhymer. Elmo and Abby say they are great rhymers, and they offer to help. Mother Goose explains that to write really good nursery rhymes, you need conflict - when someone wants something or needs something very badly. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Elmer Elasmosaurus/Dinosaur Block Party"  Elmer Elasmosaurus - The Pteranodon family travels on the Dinosaur Train with the Aquacar to an underwater train station to transport Elmer Elasmosaurus back to his home in the ocean. At first Buddy is not enthusiastic about travelling underwater, but quickly becomes a convert when he sees the spectacular sights under the sea. Dinosaur Block Party - The Pteranodon family hosts a block party to introduce their new neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, to all the other neighborhood creatures. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Princess Gwennie Saves The Day"  Princess Pea is feeling dramatic (as usual) and she and Red are staging a play. Princess is pretending she's a queen but Red doesn't know what to be! The super readers fly into the story of a princess with a silly sense of humor and a big job to do. They help Gwennie use her talents to save the day, and Red discovers her own special gifts. D

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Maps/Termite Towers"  Maps - Nick and Sally are pretending to be pirates. The Cat takes them on a real pirate adventure by following a treasure map! They use landmarks to find their way to a real pirate treasure: parchment paper and ink pens to make their own pirate maps! Termite Towers - Sally and Nick just can't seem to keep their block tower from toppling over. The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet some expert tower builders: the termites! After shrinking down to bug-size, they learn from Terry termite how to build a tower that won't wiggle and wobble. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Falcon City"  The Kratt brothers are itching to fly with the world's fastest animal, the Peregrine falcon, which can hit top speeds of 240 mph. But their efforts are side-tracked when the rest of the Wild Kratts team challenges them to find the falcon in the city instead of in the wild, and Chris' Creature Power Suit is accidentally activated with Pigeon Powers ! But then they discover that Zach is sending his Zachbots to clean off a building that has a peregrine falcon nests with chicks! Martin and Chris must activate their Peregrine falcons powers and harness the force of gravity to pull off a high flying creature rescue!. D

3:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Hometown Ski Hills"  Community ski hills are scattered throughout Idaho, each with its own "field of dreams" story to tell. We profile three of them - Bogus Basin near Boise; Little Ski Hill by McCall; and Pomerelle near Albion - to learn what makes each of these ski areas unique.G

3:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Refugees"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with refugees who have come to Idaho. Guests include Fidel Nshombo, from Congo; Rusul Mousa-Bryant, from Iraq; Jumuna Gautam, from Bhutan; and Hosy Nasimi, from Afghanistan. The group will discuss why they had to flee their respective home countries, what it's been like to live in Idaho, the joys and challenges of refugee life in the United States and their hopes for the future.G

4:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Oaxaca: Footsteps In Tradition"  The Valle de Tehuacan, in the Mexican state of Puebla, is not only home to the world's greatest variety of cacti; it is also probably the birthplace of domestic corn. That corn became a staple for people throughout North America, including the civilizations that inhabited nearby Monte Alban. Those civilizations sowed the creative seeds for the Zapotecan culture that still thrives today. D

4:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Hometown Ski Hills"  Community ski hills are scattered throughout Idaho, each with its own "field of dreams" story to tell. We profile three of them - Bogus Basin near Boise; Little Ski Hill by McCall; and Pomerelle near Albion - to learn what makes each of these ski areas unique.G

5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

6:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   When the Vicar falls ill, controversial and free-thinking curate Reverand Marley takes charge, causing consternation among some parishioners.G

7:00 pm 
William and Mary   A run of bad luck leaves William and Mary facing financial ruin.G

8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey, Series II - Part Three"  Isobel and Cora lock horns over control of Downton's medical role. Meanwhile Thomas, now manager of the convalescent men, makes life difficult for Carson. Mrs. Bird starts a soup kitchen to help the war effort. Matthew and William embark on a perilous patrol behind German lines. Part 3 of 6G

9:00 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

10:00 pm 
MI-5   A secret meeting of powerful tycoons is stormed by armed terrorists; eight of the world's richest men are taken captive - and Ros who is undercover at the meeting. Lucas attempts to make contact, the terrorists make a contact of their own, and Ros tries to talk to one of the terrorists who are putting one of their captives on trial.G

11:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   When the Vicar falls ill, controversial and free-thinking curate Reverand Marley takes charge, causing consternation among some parishioners.G

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