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December 3, 2011
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12:00 am 
Western Tradition  "The Renaissance and the Age of Discovery"  In art, scholarship, and exploration, Europe is possessed by a new passion for knowledge.G

12:30 am 
Western Tradition  "The Renaissance and the New World"  The discovery of the Americas presents new challenges to Europe's ideas and institutions.G

1:00 am 
Unfinished Nation  "What Price Freedom"  Reconstruction plans discussed long before wars end, with little agreement. Lincoln's assassination brings Johnson into office. New president grants amnesty to thousands of former Confederates: plantation owners, politicians, generals. Angers Radical Republicans in Congress. Mid-year Republican victories give party clout to override Johnson's vetoes of their proactive Reconstruction efforts. Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to Constitution passed. Johnson impeached and just misses conviction in Senate. Grant elected his successor.G

1:30 am 
Unfinished Nation  "Tattered Remains"  White Southerners consider Reconstruction vicious and destructive; former slaves see it as small step toward gaining economic and political power. Improvements occur in Southern public education; blacks rebuild family structures. Sharecropping initiated to get the land into production without cash outlay; abuses of system. Hayes elected president and withdraws last of troops. Violence used to subvert voting privileges of black citizens. Legal barriers enacted, supported by Supreme Court, diminish the rights blacks had gained.G

2:00 am 
Unfinished Nation  "Right Turn"  Politics and diplomacy after Watergate. The Ford custodianship. The trials of Jimmy Carter. Iranian hostage crisis. The rise of the new American right: the Sunbelt and its politics, religious revivalism, tax revolt. The campaign of 1980. The Reagan revolution: supply-side economics, fiscal crisis, international relations, election of 1984. Waning of the Cold War. The Bush presidency; the Gulf War.G

2:30 am 
Unfinished Nation  "World of Uncertainty"  Launching the Clinton presidency; the Republican resurgence. Election of 1996. Clinton, triumphant and embattled; impeachment and acquittal. Contested election of 2000. Economic growth in the 1980s and 1990s, downturn in 2000s. Globalization and its perils. America's changing and more diverse society. The world scene. A new era?.G

3:00 am 
Human Condition  "The Medical Marketplace"  The program takes the viewer through the choices we must make in regards to our health care, from how to pick an insurance plan that fits your needs to building a relationship with your primary care physician.G

3:30 am 
Human Condition  "What Price?"  The program delves into two critical issues; inequalities in health care and health care delivery, and ethical considerations in allocating limited health care resources and attempts to determine how the individual's level of responsibility for practicing healthy behaviors meshes with the "right" to access the health care system.G

4:00 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Living with Earth (Pt. 1)"  Expresses human responses to the destructive forces of natural phenomena, such as earthquakes and landslides.G

4:30 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Living with Earth (Pt. 2)"  Explores the impact of human activity on Earth and discusses ways in which people can shape their actions to benefit Earth.G

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6:00 am 
Second Opinion  "Pneumonia"  Pneumonia can be an aggressive, even fatal disease. Learn how early treatment can deliver better outcomes and how the first step toward prevention may be getting the pneumonia vaccine. D

6:30 am 
Essential Pepin  "Economical Offal"  Pork Liver Pate; Roast Sausage With Potatoes; Braised Sweetbreads In Mirepoix; Braised Tongue With Lentils. D

7:00 am 
America's Home Cooking: Dinner for Two   Host Christ Fennimore retrieves favorite recipes from 16 years of cooking shows. He resizes the dishes, most of them intended to feed six to eight people, to better fit the needs of today's smaller households. He also recruites some of his favorite cooks to come back to the kitchen to recreate smaller portions of such offerings as creamy butternut squash soup, zesty chicken cacciatore, cheesy manicotti, Greek-style chicken and rice casserole, and baked apples.G

10:00 am 
Mayo Clinic Diet   Research on maintaining a healthy weight from the Mayo Clinic is presented in this show that is based on the first and only diet book published by the medical care and research institution. Research by physicians, nutritionists and other medical experts has produced the recommendations presented. "In our work with literally thousands of patients, we've identified the critical habits of people who maintain a healthy weight and the habits of those who don't," says Dr. Donald Hensrud. The program brings together experts, services and tools from several areas of the clinic.G

11:30 am 
Younger Next Year: The New Science of Aging   Dr. Henry Lodge explains the biological impact of motion and emotion on the body and the brain, and how to become stronger and healthier at any age. Other significant factors such as eating properly and reducing stress, are also highlighted. The program is based on the book of the same name by Lodge and Chris Crowley. Lodge focuses on the philosophy, science and advice espoused in the Younger Next Year books, as well as new research on the brain. He covers the new biology of aging; the value and benefits of exercise and a new perspective on the aging brain; and the underlying social/emotional biology.G

1:00 pm 
Financial Fitness After 50! with Paul Merriman   Educator, author and money manager Paul Merriman offers a straightforward program to help the nation's 79 million baby boomers ready themselves for retirement despite today's financial uncertainties. Merriman's five life-changing choices to help grow and manage money into retirement include: Trust the academics, listening to experts who don't profit from a person's investments; use smart diversification by making use of historic data; minimize expenses; automate the process; add bonds to prevent making the wrong moves at the wrong time.G

2:30 pm 
Malt Shop Memories: The Concert   Recorded at Caesars in Atlantic City, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell and Fabian perform their hits and welcome other living legends from the 1950s and early 1960s to the stage to present the sweet sounds of the era. Performers include: The Tymes ("So Much in Love), Chris Montez ("Call Me"), Charlie Thomas and The Drifters ("Under the Boardwalk"), Brian Hyland ("Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot bikini") and the Angels ("My Boyfriend's Back").G

4:30 pm 
Christmas with the Celts   The international Irish music group The Celts with their special guests present a program of seasonal and Celtic music in Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. Described as "modern meets ancestral" the group combines fiery new arrangements of modern seasonal classics with ancient carols discovered by producer/musical director Ric Blair. The show, with a nine-piece band, string orchestra, electrifying drums, vocals and Irish dancing has the energy of a rock concert.G

6:00 pm 
Above Yellowstone   This first-ever aerial tour celebrates Yellowstone's natural wonders and provides a brief contextual history of its geology, Native peoples, wildlife and its current status as a destination for 3.6 million annual visitors. A few of the scenes in the special include: The Lamar Valley, The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Forest Fire, The Geyser Basins and parts of Yellowstone as seen during the flight of a Bald Eagle.G

7:00 pm 
Lennon Sisters: Same Song, Separate Voices   Join the Lennon Sisters, television's greatest sister act, for this joyful and exuberant song filled career retrospective based on their bestselling autobiography "Same Song Separate Voices." This all new musical documentary is a celebration of the Lennon Sisters 55th anniversary in show business and a dazzling journey through the great American songbook of the classic pop hits of the 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond.G

8:30 pm 
Daniel O'Donnell Live from Nashville   Country classics, a salute to Irish immigrants and special guest Charley Pride highlight this show from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. O'Donnell is also joined by longtime music companion Mary Duff, vocalist and wife Majella O'Donnell, and the Daniel O'Donnell Band. A medley "From Green Grass to Blue Grass" celebrates the influence country music has had on Irish music.G

10:00 pm 
Buddy Holly: Listen to Me   To celebrate what would have been Holly's 75th birthday in September, this tribute at The Music Box in Hollywood includes Stevie Nicks, Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, Raul Malo and Graham Nash rocking the house filled with superstar guests. All performers join in for the rousing finale rendition of "That'll Be the Day."G

11:30 pm 
Loreena McKennitt: A Moveable Musical Feast   This performance documentary offers a look at the Canadian singer-songwriter's live act. Behind-the-scenes interviews with McKennitt, band members, crew and colleagues reveal the rigors of touring as her 2007 An Ancient Muse tour begins.G

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