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December 29, 2011
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5:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "The Dirt On Dirt"  In an Earth Day themed episode, Sid wants to know what makes dirt so dirty? At school, Sid and his friends discover that dirt is really important to the Earth because it helps things grow, and it's also filled with tiny rocks, pieces of leaves, and even living things like bugs and worms!. D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Skits under the Weather/Martha the Weather Dog"  Skits under the Weather - Martha and Skits hate the sound of thunder. One day Skits gets fed up and tries to outrun the storm, but soon discovers that all roads somehow lead back home. Martha the Weather Dog - Windy McCloud, Wagstaff City's meteorologist, wants Martha to be her weather dog.G

6:00 am 
Barbara Morgan: No Limits   Producer Marcia Franklin traces Barbara Morgan's 23-year odyssey from McCall elementary teacher to space-veteran astronaut. Vintage footage, photos and interviews with friends, colleagues, students and family weave a tale of perseverance and resolve.G

7:00 am 
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

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Pacific Rim With Rudy Maxa  "Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta"  Guadalajara is alive with the music of mariachis, flowers, colonial architecture, and passionate artists. Rudy explores the rich history and culture of "The Most Mexican of Cities." Art and artists are an important part of Guadalajara and Rudy takes it all in from the papier-mache pinatas to the dramatic murals of Orozco. D

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Boom and Bust in a Desert Town"  The small town of Quartzsite, Arizona, located just 20 miles east of the Colorado River, has been a rock hound's paradise since the 1960s. These days, this former stagecoach town is also a mecca to well over a million visitors each year, most of whom converge on it in a wave of RV's during the months of January and February. Thousands of vendors of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils and everything else imaginable create one of the world's largest open-air flea markets. D

8:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Classic Pasta of Liguria/La Pasta Classica Da Liguria"  Food writer and book author Laura Schenone brings a unique Ligurian recipe to Mary Ann's kitchen, where together they prepare delicate pasta wafers called Corzetti served in a delicate garlic and olive oil sauce. Mary Ann adds to the fun with Panzoti, an almond-stuffed little ravioli swimming in a butter sauce. Bravissima Laura e Marianna, e bravissima Liguria!. D

9:00 am 
Taste of History  "Birds of America - John James Audubon"  Join Chef Walter as he tours artist/illustrator John James Audubon's farm and bird sanctuary near Valley Forge. Originally from France, Audubon toured his vast new country, capturing and drawing in vivid detail the amazing array of bird life he encountered along the Mississippi. Chef Walter prepares a very unusual poultry recipe, Stuffed Cock's Comb. D

9:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Jonathan Waxman & Oven-Roasting Vegetables"  On this episode of SIMPLY MING, Ming demonstrates how one of the best ways to cook vegetables is to roast them because it concentrates their flavor. And for guest chef Jonathan Waxman, one of the godfathers of New American Cuisine, exalting great ingredients is what it's all about. Together, Ming and Jonathan, draw inspiration from mystery ingredients and the fantastic technique of oven roasting to create two delicious recipes: Spicy Oven-Roasted Chicken Breast with Baby Cauliflower and Potatoes and Macadamia Duck with Roasted Vegetables Waxman Style. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Deep-Dish Pizza"  Host Christopher Kimball ventures to Chicago in an effort to find a recipe for Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza. He returns to the test kitchen, where test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals how to make not only the ultimate deep-dish pizza at home but also the perfect Chopped Salad. D

10:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Bright Ideas"  Today's show focuses on how to have just the right lighting for your home. Matt and Shari discuss the three different kinds of lighting and answer the most common lighting questions. Then, Matt shows how to install motion sensors. D

11:00 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

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "The Flood"  Gordon and Susan are getting ready to go to sleep after a long day when they suddenly hear water gushing. When they look out the window, they see Ernie and Bert float by on their beds. While Susan rushes off to tell Maria and Luis about the flood, Gordon brings Bert and Ernie inside their apartment. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "King Cryolophosaurus/Buddy The Tracker"  King Cryolophosaurus - Buddy, Tiny, Don and Mom meet a reclusive, singing dinosaur named King who has a big swooping crest on his head and a voice that sounds an awful lot like Elvis Presley. Buddy the Tracker - Buddy and Don are "footprint detectives" as they track and find creatures they know at the Big Pond. The plot thickens when they discover fossilized tracks that are millions of years old!. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Three Billy Goats Gruff"  Gramma will not let Red into the kitchen to get some extra special Red Velvet Cake - and it's making Red extremely mad! The Super Readers head into the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, who really want to cross the Trolls bridge#only this time the Troll gets to tell his side of the story. The Super Readers wonder if anyone can make those rude Billy Goats Gruff behave, and Red figures out what Gramma needs to hear. Educational Objectives: To learn the importance of good behavior, discover the alphabet and identify the letters P-O-L-E. D

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Hooray for Hair/Ice Is Nice"  Hooray for Hair - Sally and Nick are getting their hair cut today; maybe they should try new hairstyles! A trip to meet three of Cat's friends (and some styling help from the Wig-o-lator) will help them decide! Should they have Yak hair? No, too hot! How about hair like a fur seal? Not quite, too short. A porcupine? No way! How will they ever get a hug from their moms with hair that spiky? They decide that the hair they have is what's perfect for them! Ice is Nice - Nick and Sally want some nice cold lemonade, but there's no more ice cubes in Sally's fridge! A trip to Freeze-your-knees Snowland will fix that! They meet Cat's friend Polly the polar bear who introduces Sally and Nick to all the different kinds of ice that make up her home. After trying many types of ice, they find the kind that will be perfect for their lemonade!. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Mystery of the Weird Looking Walrus"  Chris and Martin are on a mission to discover why walrus look so weird, but discover that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a herd to mine precious pearls for Donita Donata's fashion line. The Wild Kratts team must use the walrus features against Zach to save the creatures and return them to their Arctic domain. Science Concepts: Suction. D

3:00 pm 
Ucook! with Chef Bob   Chef Bob prepares this delicate foie gras in a traditional French style but with a flare of his own, over caramelized granny smith apples and cognac raisins with candied pecans. Paired with this dish is a soft Australian Pinot Grigio that has hints of fresh citrus fruits to compliment the sweetness of the apples and raisins. Chef Bob teaches his guest Lacey to prepare a sauteed veal tenderloin over a diced ratatouille in a yellow tomato, green olive and roasted garlic sauce. D

3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Venice Sidetrips"  Rick puts on hip boots to wade into the muck of Venice and takes a speedboat tour of the lagoon. He visits Padua, Vicenza, Verona and Ravenna on the mainland.G

4:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Tracking Trade in the Chilean Andes"  NULL

4:30 pm 
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

5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

6:00 pm 
After You've Gone  "Damaged"  Diana tries one job after another when she is laid off from her teaching position, and keeps popping up in unusual places in Jimmy's chaotic life, which includes a date with Lisa and a lawsuit from Kev.G

6:30 pm 
Reggie Perrin   Reggie becomes the boss at Groomtech and, armed with the freedom to do as he wishes, decides to have some fun by introducing a new kind of product to the company. Meanwhile, his neglected wife Nicola enjoys the attentions of her new neighbor.G

7:00 pm 
Ladies of Letters   Vera is taking dance lessons from her African neighbor. Irene is still housekeeping for the girls in Australia and is not pleased with the father of Lesley's expected baby. Meanwhile the father of Vera's baby goes to Australia from England to see mother and son.G

7:30 pm 
As Time Goes By  "A Trip to Los Angeles"  Jean and Lionel travel to Los Angeles to discuss turning their story into a film. Jean becomes concerned about the executive who will decide their fate.G

8:00 pm 
Last of the Summer Wine Christmas Specials  "1979 - and a Dewhurst Up A Fir Tree"  Foggy Dewhurst decides to beat the Christmas rush by shopping for presents in the middle of summer. He is conned by Big Eric, who sells him 100 Christmas trees for less than $50 - a bargain except they are crawling with insects.G

8:31 pm 
It's A Merry Red Green Christmas   Red demonstrates cooking Christmas dinner while Harold writes a letter to Santa. Lodge members put holiday greetings on answering machines. There are recommendations on choosing pets as presents and practical applications for fruitcake.G

9:30 pm 
Mr. Bean  "Merry Christmas Mr. Bean"  Excited about Christmas, Mr. Bean befriends a Salvation Army band, the drives home with the tallest tree he can find.G

10:00 pm 
Outnumbered  "Christmas Special 2009"  It's only Boxing Day but Karen has already made a list of New Year resolutions. There is also an onslaught of unsuitable toys, lost pets, and discussions as to whether robbers and/or aliens have stolen Ben's pants.G

11:00 pm 
Vicar of Dibley 2004 Christmas Special   Everyone in Dibley is determined to celebrate Geraldine's 10th anniversary as the first female vicar of England's most eccentric parish. However, the Christmas carol-writing competition produces the worst rhyming couplets ever written and Geraldine barely manages to head off a plan to have a stripper at the Christmas Eve cocktail party. Other disasters and complications culminate in a most unusual Midnight Mass.G

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