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December 25, 2012
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5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Ruff's Yard Sale Makes A Racket"  Ruff realizes that he's a horrible shopper. (He just bought a sock at a yard sale for sixteen dollars, after talking the price UP from a quarter!) He also bought a broken tennis racquet at the same sale, which he plans on using in an upcoming match against his nemesis Spot Spotnick! Ruff sends Liza and Talia to the headquarters of Wilson Sporting Goods to design a new tennis racquet for him; and he gets some shopping tips from Bethany and Brian, as they head out to Brimfield Fair, the biggest flea market in the world!. D
5:30 pm 
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Himalaya with Michael Palin  "Passage By India"  Palin detours into Punjab to reach the only official border crossing between Pakistan and India and then travels to nearby Amritsar, the Sikh citadel and site of the Golden Temple. He takes the toy train, "the Himalayan Queen," to Shimla, then north to Kashmir. He heads to Dharamsala for an audience with the Dalai Lama. Part 2 of 6G
8:00 pm 
Breakfast Special 2: Revenge of the Omelets   Rick Sebak celebrates great breakfast spots - like Big Ed's in Raleigh, North Carolina; Post Road Diner in Norwalk, Connecticut; and Square Cafe and Hot Metal Diner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Then it is off to the Big Island of Hawaii to learn about "loco moco."G
9:00 pm 
Breakfast Special   Rick Sebak's breakfast feast across America includes: lobster hash in an historic New Hampshire hotel near the Maine border; buckwheat pancakes in an upstate New York eatery that is only open eight-to-nine weeks in the winter; Scotch eggs in Portland, Oregon; and a Cuban breakfast in St. Augustine, Florida. Sebrak's search for people's best-remembered breakfast also leads to grits, gravy and biscuits in North Carolina and luau stew in Hawaii.G
10:00 pm 
Oregon Wine: Grapes of Place   In the 1960s a new breed of pioneers begin arriving in Oregon's Willamette Valley with a dream of producing premium wines - in particular Pinot noir, made with the delicate red grape of Burgundy, France. They persevere in the face of warnings that Western Oregon was too cold and wet for the grapes. Their risky experiment creates a new industry in Oregon and changes the world of wine.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 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
7:00 pm 
NOVA  "Building Pharaoh's Ship"  NOVA follows a team of archaeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the mighty vessel shown on a mysterious carving on the wall of a 3,500-year-old temple built for the female pharaoh Hatshepsut. According to the wall carving, the vessel embarks on a royal expedition to a mysterious land called Punt. Today's adventurers launch their boat into the Red Sea on a modern voyage of discovery.G
8:00 pm 
Next Frontier: Engineering the Golden Age Of Green   The Next Frontier: Engineering the Golden Age of Green cuts through the debate about global warming and climate change. Instead, it focuses on the renewable, clean energy technologies that can improve our future and create significant economic opportunities. This entertaining one-hour documentary takes the viewer around the world in search of technologies and policies that will address the serious problem of excessive carbon dioxide emissions and our dangerous dependence on fossil fuels. D
9:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Pet Tech"  This episode explores the convergence of high technology and the family pet. Alda meets an African Gray parrot with the cognitive abilities of a four-year-old child, and tries out high-tech games for bored parrots and lonely dogs. D
10:00 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
11:00 pm 
NOVA  "Building Pharaoh's Ship"  NOVA follows a team of archaeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the mighty vessel shown on a mysterious carving on the wall of a 3,500-year-old temple built for the female pharaoh Hatshepsut. According to the wall carving, the vessel embarks on a royal expedition to a mysterious land called Punt. Today's adventurers launch their boat into the Red Sea on a modern voyage of discovery.G
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Junior Assistant"  Francine wants to be on the next season of the "The Junior Assistant, " a reality show run by The Ronald, one of the most rich and famous people in the world. She must collaborate with Hector and The Electric Company to make six hundred cookies by five o'clock in order to prove she's worthy of being on the show. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Penguin Tears"  Hacker's secret quest continues, with the nefarious `borg on the hunt for the next piece of his mysterious machine. His search for the legendary Prism of Penguia takes him to snowy Cyberia. While trying to stop Hacker, Digit and the kids are trapped in an icy cave and must master the principles of bouncing in order to break out. D
6:00 pm 
Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way  "Go Fish"  Jacques makes picante mussel pilaf, followed by a novel take on a breadcrumb coating for onion-crusted sole with anchovy butter.G
6:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Crepes and Croissants"  Host Christopher Kimball takes a trip to Paris in search of the best croissants. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make foolproof Croissants right at home. And finally, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to flawless Crepes. D
7:00 pm 
Cuisine Culture  "Thomas Henkelmann, Connecticut"  World-renowned Chef Thomas Henkelmann and his wife Theresa open up their hearts and home as we experience the magic and delights at his namesake restaurant nestled in charming Greenwich, CT. On the menu is seafood from the local fish market, where we learn how to choose the best catch of the day. On the menu: Black Truffle Royale with Lobster Bisque, Napoleon of Atlantic Halibut filled with Onion Compote & Marinated Salmon as well as Sauteed Langoustines and a Vegetable Flower with Sauce Mousseline. D
7:30 pm 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Naturally Vegetarian Mexican"  Forget soy and tofu; these are authentic Mexican recipes where produce, fruits and vegetables are naturally the stars. Zucchini Soup with Tortilla Crisps; Cactus Paddle Tostadas; Fluffy Plantain and Pecan Bread. D
8:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Offset Turning"  For hardwood handles and padfoot legs, it's easy to turn ovals and offsets by measuring once and turning twice. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "France's Dordogne"  Rick takes a canoe ride, visits a goose farm and savors the foie gras, wanders through a lamp-lit castle, enjoys a country market, and visits the Sistine Chapel of the prehistoric world.G
9:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "What's Cooking In Switzerland"  Burt takes viewers on a gastronomic tour of Western Switzerland. The most mountainous region in Switzerland is called the Valais and it is the home of Switzerland's most famous mountain ---the Matterhorn and that is where our gastronomic tour begins. We'll learn about a chocolate bar shaped like the Matterhorn. D
9:30 pm 
Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way  "Go Fish"  Jacques makes picante mussel pilaf, followed by a novel take on a breadcrumb coating for onion-crusted sole with anchovy butter.G
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Crepes and Croissants"  Host Christopher Kimball takes a trip to Paris in search of the best croissants. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make foolproof Croissants right at home. And finally, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to flawless Crepes. D
10:30 pm 
Coastal Cooking with John Shields  "Coastal Crab Festival"  Crabs from East to West. Tom Douglas, master chef of the Pacific Northwest, will share the secrets of Dungeness Crabs. Recipes also include Miss Shirley's Eastern Shore Crab cakes and Jo-Jo's Curried Crab Dip. D
11:00 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
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "France's Dordogne"  Rick takes a canoe ride, visits a goose farm and savors the foie gras, wanders through a lamp-lit castle, enjoys a country market, and visits the Sistine Chapel of the prehistoric world.G
5:00 pm 
Nature  "The Himalayas"  Despite their forbidding appearance, the mountains, which are considered sacred, are rich with a surprising array of plants and animals. Snow leopards, red pandas, Asiatic black bears, musk deer, snub-nosed monkeys, Tibetan foxes and high-flying birds populate the heights. Great valleys draw warm wet air in from the tropics, creating rainforests at 8,000 feet, each one a tropical paradise like the long-sought Shangri-la.G
6:00 pm 
Nature  "Echo: An Elephant to Remember"  The matriarch of a much-studied herd of elephants in Africa has died of natural causes at age 65. This retrospective of her life also looks to the herd's future as it grieves her loss while facing Africa's worst recorded drought. Archival footage of watershed moments in Echo's life are combined with interviews, including elephant expert Cynthia Moss, who studied Echo and her herd for nearly 40 years.G
7:00 pm 
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
7:30 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
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Nature  "Echo: An Elephant to Remember"  The matriarch of a much-studied herd of elephants in Africa has died of natural causes at age 65. This retrospective of her life also looks to the herd's future as it grieves her loss while facing Africa's worst recorded drought. Archival footage of watershed moments in Echo's life are combined with interviews, including elephant expert Cynthia Moss, who studied Echo and her herd for nearly 40 years.G
5:00 pm 
Arthur's Perfect Christmas   Plans are underway in Elwood City for the best holidays ever as Arthur, D.W., their family and friends make preparations for perfect gifts, perfect parties and perfect family traditions for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and even "Baxter Day" (Buster and his mom's special celebration). The only problem is, just like in real life, perfection is hard to attain, and things start to fall apart. D
6:00 pm 
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas   George and The Man in the Yellow Hat are preparing for Christmas but each has no idea what to give the other for a present. They follow each other around town, hoping to discover a clue. They enlist the help of Hudley, the Pisghettis, Gnocchi, Bill, Betsy Steven and even Professor Wiseman. Three original songs are introduced along with other classic holiday music.G
7:00 pm 
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas!   The Cat, Nick and Sally journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas in their first Christmas special. On the way, the Thinga-ma-jigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals and their individual abilities to continue the journey. The Cat is a trusted guide, helping families discover natural science concepts, with a generous helping of laughter and singing along the way.G
8:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Rahki Road"  Leela is making bracelets to celebrate an Indian holiday called "Rakhi", a time when sisters, brothers, and friends show how much they love each other by exchanging special bracelets, foods, and gifts. Leela already sent a bracelet to her brother, Sunil, in India and now she is expecting a bracelet from him any moment. Just then, a delivery person brings a box that turns out to be a sample of laundry detergent, instead of her brother's bracelet. D
9:00 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Prince Wednesday Finds A Way To Play/Finding A Way To Play On Backwards Day"  Prince Wednesday Finds a Way to Play - Daniel and Katerina Kittycat are playing "house" today at school. Prince Wednesday wants to play too, but he wants to be a loud dinosaur. Katerina tells him that loud dinosaurs are not allowed! Luckily, they find a way to play together with Prince Wednesday as a quiet, friendly dinosaur. D
9:30 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "Sid's Holiday Adventure"  Sid loves celebrating the winter holidays where he lives, because it's always sunny and warm. But this year, Sid and his family are visiting relatives where it's chilly and cold. Sid wonders why it can't be warm everywhere? At school, Sid discovers that temperatures are different all over the world!. D
10:00 pm 
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 pm 
Caillou  "Caillou's Christmas"  Caillou Goes Caroling - Caillou goes out caroling for the very first time with Mommy, Daddy, Rosie, Grandpa and Grandma. He finds out caroling is lots of fun - you get to stay up late and surprise your friends with carols, and you even get treats! They finish up the night with a big finale at the seniors' home and Caillou imagines he's really 'dashing through the snow' in a horse and sleigh. A Playschool Party - It's a very special day at playschool as they celebrate the many ways of celebrating the holiday season. D
11:00 pm 
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
11:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Fun in the Snow"  Let it Snow - Gordon and Thomas go to Misty Island to collect logs for Farmer McColl's animal shelter. The Logging Locos tell them that there is no snow on Misty Island because they haven't chuffed The Misty Island Snow Song. They need to puff to the top of a hill and stay still, then go to the sea and wait patiently - then snow will appear! Gordon doesn't believe that snow will appear but Thomas begins to race to the top of the hill and to the sea as the snow song says. D

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