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December 30, 2011
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7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Barcelona and Catalunya"  Rick enjoys the vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas, and pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter in Barcelona. He takes a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat.G

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Pacific Rim With Rudy Maxa  "Mexico City and Ixtapa"  Mexico City, the world's largest metropolis, is modern, crowded, cosmopolitan, and steeped in tradition. Rudy begins with Mexico's ancient roots just outside the city at pre-Aztec Teotihuacan. The superb National Museum of Anthropology provides more insights into ancient Mexico. D

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Saving Australia's Wild West"  When the Australian Wildlife Conservancy bought over 800,000 acres of a former cattle ranch for biodiversity conservation it created an ecological jewel that now attracts scientists from all over the world. The Desert Speaks heads down under to investigate the area that hopes to prove that aggressive management based on nature can restore the land. Host David Yetman hops on a plane to navigate his way into the former ranch known as Mornington Station. D

8:30 am 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Kitchen Confidential: The Nuts and Bolts of a Kitchen Renovation"  The second episode in the three-part home makeover features a walk-through of the kitchen in Katie's Connecticut home with experts. Before-and-after photos document the progress. D

9:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Composting in the Twenty-First Century"  Although basic composting happens naturally, with the advent of some scientific know-how, we can still enhance the best soil amendment on earth: compost. Some companies, run by avid gardeners, have made it their life's work to make a good thing even better. In this episode, we dig deeper into some of this work to find out how modern science has improved on perfection and how we can apply this information to our own gardens for even better results. D

9:30 am 
This American Land  "Florida Panthers, Smoky Mountains, Rock Creek Wilderness"  Conservationists race against time to save Florida panthers from extinction. Locals debate whether the Rock Creek area of the Bighorn Mountains deserves federal protection as wilderness.G

10:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Southern Comfort Food"  Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a southern original, Batter-Fried chicken. next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of bottled iced tea. and finally, Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfectly baked sweet corn spoonbread. D

10:30 am 
Equitrekking  "Spain"  Equitrekking host Darley Newman rides at Cortijo El Esparragal, an estate and working farm outside of Seville that dates back to the Bronze Age. On prize-winning Andalusians, Darley learns the purpose and history of the Spanish Vaquera style of riding. Next, she enjoys a sunset ride outside of Segovia and visits the castles and Roman aqueducts in this central region. D

11:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   John Cowan Band. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Falling Leaves"  It is a windy autumn day on Sesame Street, and Chris, Elmo, and Rosita hear Stinky calling from underneath a pile of leaves. They dig him out but he says that it will just happen again since he gets covered with leaves every single day. Rosita suggests that they try to figure out which tree the leaves are coming from by taking a leaf that fell on Stinky and comparing it to leaves on some of the surrounding trees to find a match. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "The Old Spinosaurus & The Sea/A Spiky Tail Tale"  The Old Spinosaurus & the Sea - Dad takes the kids on the Dinosaur Train to fish in a new place, where they meet a huge, grumpy old dinosaur, called a Spinosaurus, that doesn't want the kids in his Sea. Eventually the kids befriend him, and they teach each other their own unique way to catch fish. A Spiky Tail Tale - Buddy and Tiny help settle an argument between Morris Stegosaurus and Alvin Allosaurus, two very big dinosaurs - one with a very spiky tail, the other with a mouthful of sharp teeth. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Thumbelina"  Where is Pig's beloved stuffed hippo? He's looked high and low but Henry Hippo is nowhere to be found! The Super Readers shrink down to the size of ants and join teeny tiny Thumbelina on her GREAT BIG adventure to find her missing brother. They assist Thumbelina in her mission and Pig gets a helping hand along the way. Educational Objectives: To learn that you don't have to do things alone, explore the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. D

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "I Love The Nightlife/Oh Give Me A Home!"  I Love the Nightlife - Nick wants to stay awake all night. Good thing the Cat needs help finding his most favorite hat that he lost in the forest of Wagamaroo! The Cat takes Nick and Sally on a nocturnal adventure, along the way meeting a variety of animals who stay up all night! Oh Give Me a Home! - Nick has a super duper special shell and Sally wants one too! The Cat in the Hat takes them to a beachside adventure where they meet Tucker, a hermit crab who is also looking for a new shell because he's grown too big for his. An under the sea fashion show gives both Tucker and Sally super duper special shells!. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Polar Bears Don't Dance"  While in the Arctic, Martin and Chris are on a mission to discover how animals move around in different environments. Their new knowledge comes in handy when they discover that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a Walrus calf and a Polar bear cub. The Wild Kratts team must do what it takes to return the baby animals to their mothers. D

3:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Albatross Sun"  Paint the albatross sun with shapes and form, using color and contrast.G

3:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play the Jackson Five's "Never Can Say Goodbye" as well as the signature lick from Billy Joel's "The Piano Man." Featured guests are five-time Grammy nominee David Benoit, David Tolley and Dave Powers. D

4:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Desert Descent: Chile's Atacama"  NULL

4:30 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

5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

6:00 pm 
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

7:00 pm 
Wild!  "Animal Inventors: Animal Engineers"  The animal world is a vast untapped reservoir of engineering design and technology. This film explores the design principles that the natural world has been built on and looks at the parallels in the human world, demonstrating that animals beat us to the patent office by several million years with solutions to many of the great engineering challenges. D

8:00 pm 
Paving The Way: The National Park-To-Park Highway  "See America First"  A 5,000-mile barely-paved loop connects 11 crown jewels of the young National Parks system in 1920. Starting from Denver, this film follows in the tire tracks of the intrepid travelers as they explored Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Glacier, Mt. Rainier, Crater Lake and Lassen Volcanic national parks. Bill Painter narrates this special that includes photographs from the original tour. Part 1 of 2G

9:00 pm 
Okie Noodling   For Oklahoma fishermen, there's nothing quite like the thrill of catching a 60-pound catfish with their bare hands. For hundreds of years, they've been diving into creeks, rivers and lakes, in search of bank-dwelling catfish. These murky waters are home to the wild world of noodling. D

10:00 pm 
Okie Noodling II   For hundreds of years, thrill-seeking fishermen in the South have been diving into murky creeks, rivers and lakes in search of bank-dwelling catfish. In 2002, filmmaker Bradley Beesley brought the strange subculture of bare-handed catfishing to public television audiences in the award-winning film, Okie Noodling. In the sequel, Beesley returns to his home state of Oklahoma to chronicle the sport's evolution over the last decade. D

11:00 pm 
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

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