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January 3, 2012
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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
6:00 pm 
Botany of Desire   Based on Michael Pollan's best-selling book, this special embarks on an exploration of the human relationship with the plant world as seen from the plants' point of view. Frances McDormand narrates this program that shows how four familiar species - the apple, the tulip, marijuana and the potato - evolved to satisfy human yearnings for sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control. The program visits Idaho to discuss the commercial growth of the potato, which was originally domesticated in Peru more than 8,000 years ago.G
8:00 pm 
Space Age: Nasa's Story  "Life In Space"  Taking knowledge from past missions, this final episode looks beyond NASA's fleeting visits to space - to a time when mankind explores deep space and learns to live beyond the Earth, replacing rivalry with partnership. The International Space Station sees Japanese, Canadian and European astronauts working on its completion in 2010.G
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Extreme Ice"  In collaboration with National Geographic, NOVA follows the exploits of photojournalist James Balog and a scientific team as they deploy time-lapse cameras to create a photo archive of melting glaciers. They grapple with blizzards, fickle technology and perilous climbs to anchor cameras that must withstand extreme cold and high winds.G
10:00 pm 
Botany of Desire   Based on Michael Pollan's best-selling book, this special embarks on an exploration of the human relationship with the plant world as seen from the plants' point of view. Frances McDormand narrates this program that shows how four familiar species - the apple, the tulip, marijuana and the potato - evolved to satisfy human yearnings for sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control. The program visits Idaho to discuss the commercial growth of the potato, which was originally domesticated in Peru more than 8,000 years ago.G
5:30 pm 
Taste This!  "Creative Cuisine in a Box"  Grab and go meals are a dime of dozen these days. Chef Joe is on the hunt for gourmet artfully crafted food for the taking. His travels bring him to an eatery called "David Burke at Bloomingdales" where the chefs will sample the "Burke in the Box", a take-out and eat-in concept that includes dishes such as "Truffled French Fries" and lobster salads with peach vinaigrette. D
6:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Special: World War II in the Pacific Islands"  Jumping across the Pacific Ocean, the journey begins at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Trekkers explore the war's traces in Micronesia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Bikini Island, the Philippines, Saipan and Tinian. The episode concludes with a visit to the Nagasaki Peace Park in Japan.G
7:00 pm 
The Victory Garden  "Vertical: Think Up!"  Correspondent Paul Epsom seeks the best climbing plants for the garden. A bougainvillea espalier is inspired by the Getty Museum's art.G
7:30 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Case of the Corner Cupboard"  Long splined miters anyone? That's how you join the coffin-like case of this 18th-century corner cupboard. See how to make the special jigs to hand plane this crucial joint with precision and dignity. D
8:00 pm 
Woodturning Workshop  "Metal Spinning"  If you think the only thing you can turn on your lathe is wood, you are in for a surprise on this episode of Woodturning Workshop. Tim shows you how you can 'spin' metal on your lathe, creating beautiful projects. D
8:30 pm 
Glass with Vicki Payne  "Gazing Balls"  Add a dramatic gazing ball accented with iridized dragonflies to your garden. Easy, basic stained glass techniques, a little glue and a glass gazing ball is all you need to have the most spectacular garden feature in town. Today's tip features glass grozing techniques that will save you time at the grinder. D
9:00 pm 
Scheewe Art Workshop  "Pears"  Golden pears are reminiscent of the rich fall harvest. Join Sue as she creates this elegant, timeless painting. D
9:30 pm 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Splendor of Winter"  The stillness of a snow-covered day can be beautifully captured on canvas, and Bob Ross shows you how. D
10:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Special Spuds"  Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Potato Ragout; Gratin Dauphinoise; Cream Puff Potatoes. D
10:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "Some Like It Hot: The Story of Chili Peppers"  Burt looks at how the hot pepper spread around the world and changed cooking in China and India.G
11:00 pm 
Expanding Canon: Teaching Multicultural Literature In High School, The  "Workshop 7. Critical Pedagogy: Octavia E. Butler and Ruthanne Lum Mccunn"  In Part I, Cathie Wright-Lewis. D
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Trip to the Moon"  One early traveler called it the strangest 75 square miles in North America. Characterized by one of the only continental hot spots in the world, Craters of the Moon encompasses three quarters of a million acres of lava flows, sagebrush, rolling hills... and a few surprises. Part of it is managed by the National Park Service, as a national monument. And it may be as close as any of us will ever come to a trip to the moon.G
6:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Calvin Trillin"  Calvin Trillin has been called "perhaps the finest reporter in America." His wry commentary on the American scene and his books chronicling his adventures as a "happy eater" have earned him renown as a classic American humorist. Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with Trillin about his work, including his most recent book, Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff. Trillin came to Idaho to speak to the Idaho Humanities Council.G
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour  "Iowa Caucuses"  NULL
8:00 pm 
Iowa Caucuses: A PBS Newshour Special Report   Newshour Senior Correspondent Judy Woodruff will report from the Iowa Convention Center with the early results from the Caucuses. The NewsHour's regular political analysts, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks will also be in Iowa to discuss developments in this, the first electoral event of the GOP primary race and its implications for the 2012 presidential elections. D
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Antarctica"  Host Zay Harding sails along the Antarctic Peninsula aboard a sailing yacht. He follows the footsteps of explorers, adventurers, and conservationists from Scott to Shackleton. Zay ice climbs, kayaks, camps and even plunges into the ice cold Antarctic waters.G
11:00 pm 
American Masters  "The Brothers Warner, An American Masters Presentation"  Narrated by family member Cass Warner Sperling, this film is a portrait and epic saga of the four film pioneers who founded and ran Warner Bros. for more than 50 years.G

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