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December 29, 2012
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5:00 pm 
Priceless Antiques Roadshow   Furniture specialist John Bly reveals what first fired his passion for antiques; and collectors get some tips for snagging a bargain. Marc Allum explores why, almost a century later, the story of the Titanic still fascinates.G
5:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Venice and Its Lagoon"  Rick samples sumptuous art treasures, and explores back-street wonders. He cruises its lagoon, stopping in fiery Murano for glass, pastel Burano for lace, and murky Torcello for a sense of where Venice was born. Part 2 of 2G
6:00 pm 
6:30 pm 
BBC World News  "News"  Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world. Linda Pressly meets the staff of the People's Funeral Service, who deal each day with the fall-out from these extreme levels of violence. D
7:00 pm 
The Lawrence Welk Show  "New Year's"  Happy nostalgia runs throughout this show that is new to public television. A salute to the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade includes songs like "Moonlight and Roses," "Before the Parade Passes By, and "Everything's Coming Up Roses." Norma Zimmer claims "I Could Have Danced All Night," and Gail Farrell and Dick Dale present a rousing "Let's Start the New Year Right."G
8:00 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Closed Circuit"  The store enters the video age with advertisements displayed on a closed-circuit television system.G
8:30 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances - The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket  "The Boyfriend"  Convinced Emmet is too overawed by her personality to invite her to join the cast of a musical, Hyacinth invites him to coffee and bursts into song.G
9:00 pm 
As Time Goes By  "Improvements"  The American mini-series is in production. The producers reveal some of the "improvements" they made in Lionel's original script.G
9:30 pm 
Red Green Does New Year's   Red and the guys from Possum Lodge approach New Year's resolutions in their own ways. The special includes an animated film from Ranger Gord called "A Forest New Year."G
10:30 pm 
My Family  "Breaking Up Ain't Hard to Do"  Long-time friends Ted and Joanna members are having marital difficulties and may be splitting up. Soon everyone is dividing assets, including Ben and Susan, who each put color-coded stickers on their favorite things, even their grandson, Kenzo.G
11:00 pm 
Doctor Who Series  "The Almost People"  As the solar storm rages and the factory crumbles, a doppelganger driven mad by the memories of being "decommissioned" is seeking revenge. The Doctor must convince the terrified factory workers to embrace their own humanity and work together with the doppelgangers to overcome a monster of their own making.G
5:00 pm 
Great Performances  "Magical Mystery Tour Revisited"  This documentary chronicles the behind-the-scenes story of the making of the least known of the films starring the Beatles, and provides context for "the summer of love" era that set the scene for its production. Footage includes contributions from Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Martin Scorsese, Peter Fonda and Terry Gilliam.G
6:00 pm 
Great Performances  "The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour"  This is the 1967 film with a mostly improvised and loosely plotted script based around a surreal dreamlike coach trip to an unknown destination. The film is a showcase for six classic tracks including "I Am the Walrus," "The Fool on the Hill" and "Your Mother Should Know," and features John, Paul, George and Ringo as themselves. They are joined for a series of episodic misadventures by a cast of eccentric characters.G
7:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Sonic Youth/The Black Keys"  Elder statesmen of alternative/indie/punk rock, band members re-create the wall of guitars. Then the Black Keys exhibit the muscular, no-nonsense sound of their minimalist blues-rock.G
8:00 pm 
Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents The Joy of Song with Katherine Jenkins   Recorded in July 2012 in Salt Lake City during the 2012 Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert, this one-hour musical special features the talents of the 360-member Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Welsh classical and crossover artist Katherine Jenkins. Jenkins performs a varied repertoire of songs, including "I Could Have Danced All Night," "La Vie En Rose, " and a powerful rendition of the Welsh patriotic hymn "Cymru Fach."G
9:00 pm 
Song of the Mountains   No One You Know; Darin & Brook Aldridge; The Twilite Broadcasters. D
10:00 pm 
Great Performances  "Magical Mystery Tour Revisited"  This documentary chronicles the behind-the-scenes story of the making of the least known of the films starring the Beatles, and provides context for "the summer of love" era that set the scene for its production. Footage includes contributions from Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Martin Scorsese, Peter Fonda and Terry Gilliam.G
11:00 pm 
Great Performances  "The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour"  This is the 1967 film with a mostly improvised and loosely plotted script based around a surreal dreamlike coach trip to an unknown destination. The film is a showcase for six classic tracks including "I Am the Walrus," "The Fool on the Hill" and "Your Mother Should Know," and features John, Paul, George and Ringo as themselves. They are joined for a series of episodic misadventures by a cast of eccentric characters.G
5:00 pm 
Christina Cooks  "Holiday Feast"  For New Year's Day or New Year's Eve, what does a whole foods holiday meal look like? Join Christina for a lighthearted approach to holiday cooking. D
5:30 pm 
New Scandinavian Cooking with Andreas Viestad  "The World Is My Scallop"  Andreas searches for the world's best shellfish off the coast of Norway. He prepares a fried scallop appetizer then makes Norwegian-style sushi.G
6:00 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "New Year's"  Start the countdown with Katie and the Workshop crew. Recipes: steak with crab sauce, brussels sprouts salad and simple croquembouche (a French dessert). Projects: butterfly lanterns and a sophisticated cinnamon candy centerpiece for a New Year's table. D
6:30 pm 
Ciao Italia  "Before Anything, the Antipasti / Prima di Tutto gli Antipasti"  Food critic and wine expert John Mariani joins Mary Ann nella cucina to match great wines with great antipasti. Crunchy Artichoke and Cheese Crostini is followed by Marinated Salmon Trout. Then Mary Ann's Little Fried Mozzarella Balls join in a finale with Melted Scamorza. D
7:00 pm 
Christina Cooks  "The Cocktail Party Makeover"  Christina provides party ideas that deliver indulgence without regret.G
7:30 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Glistening"  Pile on the glitter and glitz with the Katie Brown Workshop as they create fun party poppers and sparkly glitter balls. Have a memorable (and filling) New Year's feast with gorgonzola-stuffed potatoes, lemon granita and beef piled high. D
8:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "France's Alsace"  After village-hopping and wine-shopping along the Alsatian wine road, we savor the world-class cuisine and art of Colmar and visit the birthplace of Champagne.G
8:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom  "New Year's"  Wolf explains why the date is January 1, how noise keeps evil spirits away and what makes the champagne cork go pop.G
9:00 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
9:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Fish Sauce & Lemons"  Guest Chef: Ken Oringer. One of the main sources of flavor in Southeast Asian cooking is fish sauce with lime. Instead of using limes, Ming pairs fish sauce with lemons to create unique and flavorful dishes. D
10:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Spain On My Mind"  Joanne shares with us her emotional connection to Spain. She begins by preparing Salmorejo, a cold tomato and bread soup she first discovered in Southern Spain, and then works with her student Joan to overcome his fear of cooking lamb by preparing a hearty lamb, white bean, and chorizo stew with a spicy infused olive oil drizzled over the top. Recipes: Salmorejo and Spanish Lamb Stew. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Burgundy: Profound France"  Rick takes time to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic and floatable delights. He travels on a canal barge, visits a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, builds a barrel, appreciates fine Burgundy wine, slurps escargot and eats well.G
11:00 pm 
Learning Math: Measurement  "Video 11. Classroom Case Studies, 3"  Watch this program in the 10th session for grade 3-5 teachers. Explore how the concepts developed in this course can be applied through case studies of grade 3-5 teachers (former course participants who have adapted their new knowledge to their classrooms) , as well as a set of typical measurement problems for grade 3-5 students. D
11:30 pm 
Learning Math: Measurement  "Video 12. Classroom Case Studies, 6"  Watch this program in the 10th session for grade 6-8 teachers. Explore how the concepts developed in this course can be applied through case studies of grade 6-8 teachers (former course participants who have adapted their new knowledge to their classrooms) , as well as a set of typical measurement problems for grade 6-8 students. D
5:00 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
5:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Behind The Scenes at POV"  Host Marcia Franklin interviews Simon Kilmurry, executive director and producer of the documentary film series POV, during his recent visit to Idaho. They discuss how films are chosen for the series and the state of independent non-fiction film.G
6:00 pm 
Need to Know   SCOTT SIMON ANCHORS. On this week's Need to Know, Karla Murthy reports from California about one family dealing with the emotional and financial stresses of caring for a chronically ill parent. Anchor Scott Simon interviews Robyn Stone, former Deputy Asst. D
6:30 pm 
7:00 pm 
American Masters  "Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance"  Discover the story of the first quintessentially American dance company. The Joffrey Ballet founders Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino pioneered a new dance philosophy by daringly combining modern and traditional techniques, art with social statement, and integrating pop and rock music scores. Tracing the struggles and triumphs of the Company from 1956 to the present, the film features interviews with former and current Joffrey dancers, the breakthroughs of choreographers Twyla Tharp, Laura Dean and Margo Sappington, and rare archival performance footage, including excerpts from signature works "Astarte," "Trinity," and "Billboards. D
8:30 pm 
Reverence: Life in the Ballet   REVERENCE: LIFE IN THE BALLET goes inside the world of the Toledo Ballet and showcases the company's young dancers as they strive for the highest standards of artistic accomplishment. The countless hours of rehearsal pushes these performers to their perceived limits - and beyond. In rare on-stage and back-stage exchanges and interviews, the dancers, instructors and founder of the Toledo Ballet share their creative passions and express their commitment to bringing the joy of dance to thousands of patrons and students. D
9:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Rewriting The Story of America"  The life and work of Junot Diaz contains many worlds -- and that makes him all the more worth listening to. His books, including National Book Award finalist This Is How You Lose Her and Pulitzer Prize-winner The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, journey between the old and the new, and between the America that was and the America we're becoming. Born in the Dominican Republic, but raised in New Jersey and American to the core, Junot Diaz is a spotter of the future, a curator of the past, a man of the here-and-now. D
10:00 pm 
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10:30 pm 
11:00 pm 
11:30 pm 
Need to Know   SCOTT SIMON ANCHORS. On this week's Need to Know, Karla Murthy reports from California about one family dealing with the emotional and financial stresses of caring for a chronically ill parent. Anchor Scott Simon interviews Robyn Stone, former Deputy Asst. D
5:00 pm 
WordGirl  "Don't Mess with the Best/Peanut Butter Battles"  DON'T MESS WITH THE BEST - Since Victoria Best couldn't outdo WordGirl at being a superhero she decides to become the cities' best villain. Using her magic recorder, she steals all the villains' weapons and lures WordGirl to the bank. Will WordGirl be able to stop her or will Victoria be the one villain who takes down WordGirl once and for all? Vocabulary Words: Defeat, Unstoppable. D
5:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Race for the Hippo Disc"  When Chris and Martin accidentally lose a Power Disc on the African savannah, the Wild Kratts goes into crisis mode to find the disc before it gets into the hands of Zach Varmitech. D
6:00 pm 
Cyberchase  "Clock Like An Egyptian"  (topic: Timekeeping) - Dr. Marbles finds the encryptor chip (the computer chip that will enable Marbles to delete Motherboard's virus) in an ancient pyramid. But the Mummy who guards the pyramid finds Marbles. When the kids and Digit arrive, they must work their way through the chambers of the pyramid - find Dr. Marbles - and escape before a trap set by the Mummy seals them inside forever. D
6:30 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Fetch Finale IV: The Prophecy Fulfilled!"  The lost legendary Helmet of Victory is so close Ruff can almost TASTE it! He's just learned that the Helmet is somewhere in Old Sturbridge Village, a town that time forgot. The FETCHers head off to the village, and then undergo a series of elimination trials to retrieve the Helmet. The FETCHer who finds the Helmet will be the Season IV FETCH Grand Champion! But will the Helmet of Victory really make Ruff victorious?. D
7:00 pm 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Teacher's Pet/Islander of the Year"  Teacher's Pet - The dogs go to school for the first time and T-Bone worries that he won't be able to keep up with the rest of the class. He works hard and pays close attention to the teacher's directions, and in the end his efforts are rewarded-as are the efforts of every member of the class as each is praised for his/her unique qualities. Islander of the Year - The library sponsors an essay contest for Islander of the Year, and the children all submit their ideas. D
7:30 pm 
Arthur  "All About D.W./Blockheads"  All About D.W. - When Emily gets the starring role in the preschool play, D.W. is beside herself with jealousy. D
8:00 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze"  Monkeyshines Martha - Helen's hefty schoolwork load leaves her with little time left to spend with Martha. At loose ends, Martha finds a friend in Professor Monkey, whose wacky inventions propel Martha into a world of new adventures. Vocabulary: (E) relie(f)(ve), genius, unwind, cherish, pressure. D
8:30 pm 
Curious George  "Monkey Down Under/Bright Lights, Little Monkey"  Monkey Down Under - G'Day Mate! George and The Man with the Yellow Hat visit the land down under for an Australian outback safari adventure! While the Man goes sightseeing for sea cows, George stays behind to investigate footprints in the sand. Could it be a mysterious hopping clown rabbit? Or perhaps.a baby kangaroo! Bright Lights, Little Monkey - George, Allie, and Bill go on a late-night search for a mysterious creature - the Perseids. D
9:00 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
9:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Emperor's New Clothes"  Littlest Pig is very embarrassed. Jill wants him to wear a bucket on his head for their game, and he feels just plain silly! The Super Readers dive into the tale of The Emperor's New Clothes and meet an Emperor who doesn't want to look ridiculous either! Trouble is, his clothes seem to be invisible, and there's nothing sillier than a parade in your underwear! Educational Objectives: To learn about communicating feelings, follow the alphabet, practice spelling skills and use the power to read to change the story. D
10:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 3/Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 4"  Dinosaur Big City Part III - The Dinosaur Train arrives in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City, and Buddy and the Pteranodon family explore the crowded "dinosaur metropolis." At the Theropod Convention, our kids reunite with Annie Tyrannosaurus and her parents Dolores and Boris, and they all meet the multi-horned mayor, Mayor Kosmoceratops! Dinosaur Big City Part IV - Buddy and Tiny help King Cryolophosaurus overcome his fear of performing in front of his biggest audience ever, and he wows a large dinosaur audience when he sings his new song, "Whole Lotta Theropods" at the Theropod Convention in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City. D
10:30 pm 
Sesame Street  "A Song for the Letter G"  Elmo, Rosita, and the letter "J" are singing a song about the sound that the letter "J" makes. After the "J" leaves, the letter "G" approaches Rosita and Elmo and tells them that he can make the "juh" sound, too, just like the letter "J", and he can also make the "guh" sound like in the word "gorilla." Elmo and Rosita think it is amazing that "G" can make two sounds! The "G" is upset, though, because he doesn't have a song about him like the letter "J" does. D
11:30 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Be A Vegetable Taster!/Daniel Tries A New Food"  Be a Vegetable Taster! - Teacher Harriet introduces Daniel and his friends to the school's vegetable garden and convinces them to pick out some healthy veggies for their snack. They explore the garden, picking and trying different vegetables.with mixed results! Daniel Tries a New Food - Miss Elaina is having dinner with the Tiger family and she encourages Daniel to try some new food: Veggie Spaghetti and Banana Swirl. D

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