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Tuesday
January 3, 2012
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12:00 am 
BBC World News  "What If....We All Had A Car?"  There are over a billion cars in the world today, and there could be as many as four billion by the middle of the century. So how will we keep the roads moving and prevent pollution rising? Theo Leggett meets the people developing new cars that can fold, drive themselves and even communicate with each other. But are these new cars appealing enough to entice drivers away from traditional car ownership and are they suitable for the mega-cities of the future?. D

12:30 am 
Newsline   NULL

1:00 am 
Nature  "Arctic Bears"  Polar bears are descendents of grizzlies. They evolved to live and hunt on the frozen ice of the Arctic. Now with ice disappearing, raising a family is difficult, hunting time is short and their food scarce. Grizzlies are omnivores living on land and their world is expanding northward. Scientists look at the possibility that polar bears will become grizzlies again.G

2:00 am 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Changing Your Mind"  Alda meets two young women whose brains have remodeled themselves -- one temporarily in response to a week of being blindfolded, the other permanently after a devastating brain injury before birth. They are dramatic examples of "neuroplasticity" -- today's hot topic in brain research. Alda also joins researchers who have overthrown the conventional wisdom that adults can't grow new brain cells. D

3:00 am 
DragonflyTV  "Self Assembly/Bone Regrowth"  Keely and Connor learn how scientists use self-assembly to make things at the nanoscale. Kobel, Nathan, and Adam learn that scientists are using nanotechnology to help regenerate nerves and bones.G

3:30 am 
DragonflyTV  "Water Clean-Up/Nanosilver"  Taylor and Gabe learn that nano-iron is being used to neutralize toxins in ground water. Sarah and Mande learn that nanosilver is used in some socks to kill bacteria, keeping them odor-free.G

4:00 am 
Mechanical Universeā€¦And Beyond, The  "Law of Falling Bodies"  Galileo's imaginative experiments proved that all bodies fall with the same constant acceleration. D

4:30 am 
Democracy In America  "Constitution: Fixed Or Flexible?"  This program examines the search for balance between the original Constitution and the need to interpret and adjust it to meet the needs of changing times. It explains the original Jeffersonian-Madisonian debate, the concept of checks and balances, and the stringent procedures for amending the Constitution. D

5:00 am 
BBC World News   NULL

5:30 am 
Connect with English  "Negotiations/Photos and Farewells"  While Rebecca and Alberto have breakfast, the garage has towed the car and and tell her the repairs will cost $800, so she sells the car to the garage for $550, and plans to take the bus all the way to San Francisco.G

6:00 am 

6:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Come Back, Mac/Boo!"  Come Back, Mac - Mac tears one of Jetta's favorite sweaters and feels so terrible he runs away. Clifford and friends seek him out and convince him to return and face the music. Mac learns that he's more important to Jetta than her sweater, and that facing up is the wise thing to do. D

7:00 am 
Arthur  "Prunella's Special Edition/The Secret Life of Dogs & Babies"  The latest book about everyone's favorite boy wizard-Henry Skreever, of course-is finally in stores! Every kid in town is lining up to get it except Prunella, who's ordered a monogrammed, limited edition, coming all the way from England. She's in for a surprise, though, when they mix up her order and send a Braille version instead. Ever wonder what Baby Kate and Pal are thinking? Join an adventure into their secret world, where Arthur and D.W. D

7:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "TD and the Steak Tree/TD and Martha Gopher Broke"  TD and the Steak Tree - TD gets hoodwinked by Weaselgraft and Pablum into buying a steak tree. TD and Martha Gopher Broke - Martha, TD, and TD's dad spend the weekend at CK's farm, trying to keep a gopher from eating all the crops.G

8:00 am 
Curious George  "Unbalanced/Curious George Vs. Winter"  George wants to be an acrobat and learns interesting things about freezing and melting.G

8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Be Cool/Elephant Walk"  Be Cool - Phew, it's hot outside! How are Sally and Nick going to stay cool? Cat suggests that they should visit some friends in the Dizzle-dazzle Desert to learn how to keep cool. They learn that some animals are light coloured, some stay out of the sun, and some, like Tommy the coolest toad around, just mooove sloooow. Nick and Sally take their advice, but Cat has an even better idea - run through a sprinkler! Elephant Walk - When building a toy construction set, Nick and Sally wonder if there's such thing as a one-thing-does-it-all tool. D

9:00 am 
Super Why!  "Rumpelstiltskin"  Princess Pea's father is busy, busy, busy with no time to help her tie up her skates. What's a Princess to do? The Super Readers use their literacy powers to visit another Princess whose funny little helper, Rumpelstiltskin, is far too busy to help her spin straw into gold. The Super Readers may be able to guess Rumpelstiltskin's name but they won't be able to guess what will happen in this story! Educational Objectives: To learn about the importance of doing things yourself, build the alphabet, and identify the letters S-P-I-N. D

9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Stargazing on the Night Train/Get Into Nature!"  The Pteranodon family rides a special 'Night Train" to another part of the Cretaceous Time Period, where they meet a Troodontid "cousin" of the Conductor's, Sidney Sinovenator, who knows more about the stars than anyone. Sidney takes the family up to his favorite stargazing spot, "Starry Hill," and teaches the kids why the stars seem to move across the night sky. When the kids build their own version of a nest on the beach, below their actual family nest up on the cliff, they get the idea to turn their beach nest into a clubhouse. D

10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "A Prince of a Frog"  There is a princess in distress on Sesame Street! She cannot meet her prince without kissing a frog, but the frog keeps hopping away! Elmo and Abby try to help by learning a little more about frogs on Alan's computer. The first thing they learn is that frogs are amphibians and like to gather in groups and croak together. Abby and Elmo pretend to be croaking frogs to attract the frog. D

11:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Getting A Shot: You Can Do It!"  Sid is super excited because his Grandma is coming to school! Grandma is a nurse, so she'll be giving everyone the new flu vaccination. Sid and his friends are a little hesitant to get the shot, and they have lots of questions about the vaccination and what it does inside their bodies. Grandma and Susie team up to explain the science of how a vaccination works, and then Grandma kicks in with a special song that makes getting a vaccination super easy!. D

11:30 am 
WordWorld  "There's An Ant In Every Giant/Chef Sheep"  There's an Ant in Every Giant - When Ant grows tired of being the smallest WordFriend in Word World, he adds a G-I to his tiny frame and changes from ANT to GIANT. However, he soon realizes that he can be Word World's biggest hero when he's just tiny Ant. Chef Sheep - When Pig gets a bowl stuck on his face, Sheep must take over his cooking show. D

12:00 pm 
Caillou  "Friends"  Caillou's Grandma is surprised when Caillou tells her he doesn't have any friends. She reminds him about Clementine, Leo, his cat Gilbert, and tells him that even his sister Rosie is his friend. Then, Caillou makes a brand-new friend. D

12:30 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Magic Words and Litterbot"  The Magic Words: In her eagerness to play with her friends, Baby Bop forgets to say "please" and "thank you". Barney tells her that these two words can be magic--they are polite words to use and people feel good when they hear them. Baby Bop has a daydream where she just can't say the magic words no matter how hard she tries! After her daydream, she remembers to be polite and always use the magic words! Educational theme: Practicing good manners such as saying, "please" and "thank you. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Be Cool/Elephant Walk"  Be Cool - Phew, it's hot outside! How are Sally and Nick going to stay cool? Cat suggests that they should visit some friends in the Dizzle-dazzle Desert to learn how to keep cool. They learn that some animals are light coloured, some stay out of the sun, and some, like Tommy the coolest toad around, just mooove sloooow. Nick and Sally take their advice, but Cat has an even better idea - run through a sprinkler! Elephant Walk - When building a toy construction set, Nick and Sally wonder if there's such thing as a one-thing-does-it-all tool. D

1:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Hail to Tails"  A kinkajou comes to hang out in Animal Junction. Her prehensile tail, a grabber the kinkajou uses to swing through the trees and hop on the ground takes center stage.G

2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Unbalanced/Curious George Vs. Winter"  George wants to be an acrobat and learns interesting things about freezing and melting.G

2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "TD and the Steak Tree/TD and Martha Gopher Broke"  TD and the Steak Tree - TD gets hoodwinked by Weaselgraft and Pablum into buying a steak tree. TD and Martha Gopher Broke - Martha, TD, and TD's dad spend the weekend at CK's farm, trying to keep a gopher from eating all the crops.G

3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Off Target"  A neighborhood kid, Marcus Barnes, has just found out he has the wordball power.well, kind of. The Electric Company tries to help Marcus improve his wordball throwing skills so he can join them. D

3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Whammer Anniversary/Rat Trap"  WHAMMER ANNIVERSARY - Mr. and Mrs. Bots ford leave Becky to babysit TJ so they can celebrate their anniversary at a local ice cream parlor. When the Whammed can't get the sundae he orders he starts whamming. Becky has to find a way to save her parents, babysit TJ, and keep her secret identity intact. D

4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Koala Balloon"  Martin and Chris must protect a young koala stranded in the Australian Outback, and help him get back to his Eucalyptus forest habitat. On their quest to return the adorable animal home, the brothers discover lots of interesting facts about how animals are specialized to their own environment, and with some tips from an intrepid desert dweller called the thorny devil, they must survive the desert crossing and bring the koala home. D

4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Ecohaven Cse"  Someone has stolen the legendary cyberbeast Choocroca from cybersite EcoHaven, and the only clue is the culprit's footprint. Using the principles of "body math," the CyberSquad has to sleuth out who took Choocroca, and rescue the massive beast. The suspects are members of a safari team -- one of them is secretly working for Hacker, who wants to capture the creature and use it to takeover Cyberspace. D

5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Who Wants to Trade for Some Old Tracks?"  Someone has just stolen Ruff's garden gnome and he's determined to get it back! In fact, he's so obsessed that he hasn't bathed in several days and is covered in flies-prompting Charlene to send him some fly swatters. Ruff sends Emmie and Marco to the Amherst College Museum of Natural History to analyze the footprints left behind by the perpetrator who stole the garden gnome; while Rubye and Shreya try to barter the flyswatters for something better that Ruff can give to Charlene. D

5:30 pm 

5:56 pm 
Newshour Promo   NULL

6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour  "Iowa Caucuses"  NULL

6:57 pm 

7:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   When the postmaster at Inglestone, with an old score to settle, tries to force Dorcas into selling up, she is faced with the heartbreaking prospect of losing her home and denying Sydney his dream of running the post office one day.G

8:00 pm 
Egypt's Golden Empire  "The Warrior Pharaohs/Pharaohs of the Sun/The Last Great Pharaoh"  Egyptian rulers Ahmose, Hatshepsut, the first female Pharaoh, and Thutmosis III are exploredG

9:00 pm 
Egypt's Golden Empire  "Pharaohs of the Sun"  By 1400 B.C. the Egyptian empire is in a golden age of wealth and power, led by Amenhotep III.G

10:00 pm 
Frontline  "Opium Brides"  Current attempts by Afghanistan's government to eradicate opium crops destined for the drug trade are catching young farm girls in the crossfire. Opium farmers have long borrowed money from drug gangs to subsidize their crops. With the eradication program enforced, farmers must repay their debts or give their daughters to drug-traffickers. Afghan journalist Najibullah Qurashi tells the story of families torn apart.G

11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

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