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December 30, 2011
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1:00 am 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

2:00 am 

2:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Gloria Estefan (singer/songwriter). D

3:00 am 
History Detectives  "Portrait of George Washington, Patty Cannon, Trumpet"  The experts set out to prove that a painting passed down through a Washington, D.C. family for generations is an authentic portrait of George Washington, perhaps by Gilbert Stuart.G

4:00 am 
Global Voices  "A Lion's Trail"  In the 1920s, Zulu singer Solomon Linda composed "Mbube," a hit melody in his native South Africa. Decades later, it skyrocketed to the top of the international pop charts as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." This program follows the beloved song's rocky history, from South Africa to Brooklyn and back, asking why Linda died penniless - while American artists made millions from his music. D

5:00 am 
Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman  "Automation Nation: Will Robots Take Our Jobs?"  Guests: Robin Hanson, George Mason University Economics Professor and research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford; Martin Ford, author, The Lights in the Tunnel and Silicon Valley software developer. A feisty debate between two computer and automation analysts about whether the American worker should be worried about the increasing use of robots and computers that can think to perform jobs currently done by humans. How much will low-skilled and even highly skilled workers be displaced by machines and how quickly?. D

5:30 am 
Closer to Truth  "Mysteries of Cosmic Inflation"  The very early universe likely underwent a period of enormous expansion called "inflation." The theory stunned cosmology. Here's the story of its discovery. D

6:00 am 
Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times   This groundbreaking documentary traces the explosive emergence of multi-ethnic, modern Los Angeles during the single-family reign of four publishers of the Los Angeles Times. Each used the newspaper to pursue distinct agendas and impossible dreams, transforming the composition and character of Southern California itself; in the process, seducing a nation and the world with a new kind of American Dream. D

8:00 am 
Bhutan - Taking The Middle Path to Happiness   This examines Bhutan's policy of "Gross National Happiness," which emphasizes environmental and cultural preservation, economic development through hydroelectric power, and transparent and honest governance. Happiness and enlightenment, they believe, result from neither overindulging in the world's pleasures nor rejecting the world's goodness.G

9:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL

10:00 am 
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

10:30 am 
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

11:00 am 
Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman  "Automation Nation: Will Robots Take Our Jobs?"  Guests: Robin Hanson, George Mason University Economics Professor and research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford; Martin Ford, author, The Lights in the Tunnel and Silicon Valley software developer. A feisty debate between two computer and automation analysts about whether the American worker should be worried about the increasing use of robots and computers that can think to perform jobs currently done by humans. How much will low-skilled and even highly skilled workers be displaced by machines and how quickly?. D

11:30 am 
Closer to Truth  "Mysteries of Cosmic Inflation"  The very early universe likely underwent a period of enormous expansion called "inflation." The theory stunned cosmology. Here's the story of its discovery. D

12:00 pm 
Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times   This groundbreaking documentary traces the explosive emergence of multi-ethnic, modern Los Angeles during the single-family reign of four publishers of the Los Angeles Times. Each used the newspaper to pursue distinct agendas and impossible dreams, transforming the composition and character of Southern California itself; in the process, seducing a nation and the world with a new kind of American Dream. D

2:00 pm 
Bhutan - Taking The Middle Path to Happiness   This examines Bhutan's policy of "Gross National Happiness," which emphasizes environmental and cultural preservation, economic development through hydroelectric power, and transparent and honest governance. Happiness and enlightenment, they believe, result from neither overindulging in the world's pleasures nor rejecting the world's goodness.G

3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

4:00 pm 

4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL

5:00 pm 
Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times   This groundbreaking documentary traces the explosive emergence of multi-ethnic, modern Los Angeles during the single-family reign of four publishers of the Los Angeles Times. Each used the newspaper to pursue distinct agendas and impossible dreams, transforming the composition and character of Southern California itself; in the process, seducing a nation and the world with a new kind of American Dream. D

7:00 pm 
Bhutan - Taking The Middle Path to Happiness   This examines Bhutan's policy of "Gross National Happiness," which emphasizes environmental and cultural preservation, economic development through hydroelectric power, and transparent and honest governance. Happiness and enlightenment, they believe, result from neither overindulging in the world's pleasures nor rejecting the world's goodness.G

8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

9:00 pm 

9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL

10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

11:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "These Amazing Shadows"  The program looks at the work of the National Film Preservation Board and the cinematic treasures it strives to save, from Hollywood blockbusters to avant-garde gems, and from the earliest days of film to today. We hear from scholars and artists from across the field, and witness some of the greatest masterpieces of American film.G

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December 30, 2011
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View Prime Time
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NOTE: When the Idaho Legislature is in session, programming on the Learn/Create and World channels may be pre-empted for live coverage from the House and Senate floors.
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