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December 30, 2012
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5:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Rewriting The Story of America"  The life and work of Junot Diaz contains many worlds -- and that makes him all the more worth listening to. His books, including National Book Award finalist This Is How You Lose Her and Pulitzer Prize-winner The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, journey between the old and the new, and between the America that was and the America we're becoming. Born in the Dominican Republic, but raised in New Jersey and American to the core, Junot Diaz is a spotter of the future, a curator of the past, a man of the here-and-now. D
6:00 pm 
William and Mary   William and Mary take Kate to Oxford for her university interview. Mary tries to persuade William not to smother Kate and let her find her own way around.G
7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Hometown Ski Hills"  Community ski hills are scattered throughout Idaho, each with its own "field of dreams" story to tell. We profile three of them - Bogus Basin near Boise; Little Ski Hill by McCall; and Pomerelle near Albion - to learn what makes each of these ski areas unique.G
7:30 pm 
Call the Midwife Holiday Special   In this special, newly married Chummy and Nurse Jenny Lee are hard at work during their first Christmas in Nonnatus House. As nurses and nuns minister to an abandoned newborn and search for the mother, and Jenny tries to find the children of an elderly vagrant, Chummy plans an ambitious nativity play. In true Chummy fashion, mishaps ensue. D
9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey (S2 E7)"  In the finale, the family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas. D
11:00 pm 
New Tricks  "Nine Lives"  An elderly woman leaves her estate to her beloved cats but when the last of her feline beneficiaries dies, there are still unanswered questions about her death. There also is no shortage of people laying claim to the remains of the estate. The team decides to reopen the investigation into the woman's death.G
5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Building The Great Cathedrals"  Carved from 100 million pounds of stone, soaring atop a spiderweb of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? Sometimes taking 100 years to build, these architectural marvels were crafted from just hand tools and stone. Many now teeter on the brink of catastrophic collapse.G
6:00 pm 
Iranian Americans   When their homeland is racked by political and religious upheaval, leading to revolution, tens of thousands of Iranians left their homeland for the United States. This account of displacement is told by more than 25 of these immigrants, who when uprooted built completely new lives in their new country. Today they are educators, politicians, diplomats, scientists, comedians, bankers, writers and engineers, among other careers.G
7:00 pm 
Barbara Morgan: No Limits   Producer Marcia Franklin traces Barbara Morgan's 23-year odyssey from McCall elementary teacher to space-veteran astronaut. Vintage footage, photos and interviews with friends, colleagues, students and family weave a tale of perseverance and resolve.G
8:00 pm 
From Cheyenne to Pendleton: The Rise & Fall of the Rodeo Cowgirl   From Cheyenne to Pendleton explores the 25-year rise and fall of the western rodeo cowgirl through the lives of Idaho's Bonnie McCarroll, Colorada's Bertha Blancett and Washington's Mabel Strickland. D
9:30 pm 
Shadows of David Thompson   Filmmaker George Sibley reviews the life of fur trader, surveyor and explorer David Thompson, who trekked from the Hudson Bay to the Pacific Ocean, on the bicentennial celebration of his exploration. For 28 years, Thompson traversed the Northwest making maps that were unsurpassed for 100 years. His journals are some of the earliest descriptions of what is now British Columbia and parts of Montana, Idaho and Washington state and where he opened the first trading posts between 1807 and 1812. The film features original music and interviews with historians and archivists.G
10:30 pm 
Iranian Americans   When their homeland is racked by political and religious upheaval, leading to revolution, tens of thousands of Iranians left their homeland for the United States. This account of displacement is told by more than 25 of these immigrants, who when uprooted built completely new lives in their new country. Today they are educators, politicians, diplomats, scientists, comedians, bankers, writers and engineers, among other careers.G
11:30 pm 
Barbara Morgan: No Limits   Producer Marcia Franklin traces Barbara Morgan's 23-year odyssey from McCall elementary teacher to space-veteran astronaut. Vintage footage, photos and interviews with friends, colleagues, students and family weave a tale of perseverance and resolve.G
5:00 pm 
Hands On Crafts for Kids  "Scotland"  Scotland is a part of the United Kingdom and is located west of the European main land. The country is known for inventions and a respect for learning. Today's crafts honor the country's heritage and important contributions to the world market. D
5:30 pm 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Baked Potato Bar"  Whether you serve them up mashed, stir them into casseroles and soups, or simply chop them up to make French fries, potatoes are absolutely delicious. You may know potatoes as just a side dish or accompaniment to a meal, but today we're going to serve these potatoes as the main dish? We're making them the center attraction! We're creating a Baked Potato Bar. When these are hot out of the oven, we'll serve them up with a variety of fresh toppings that will create a perfect meal. D
6:00 pm 
Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way  "Earth to Table"  Jacques makes hearty vegetable bean soup for a cold evening, served with stuffed chicken supremes with tapenade and mushroom sauce over vegetable couscous.G
6:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Soup and Bread from Scratch"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals the problem with whole wheat flour. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews Pullman bread pans to see if they live up to the hype. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat flour. D
7:00 pm 
Cuisine Culture  "Daniel Boulud, New York"  Daniel Boulud takes us to his butcher in New York's Meat Packing District to choose the cut for his famed Seared Rib Eye and Red Wine Braised Short Ribs, teamed with a Tomato in a Light Choron Sauce stuffed with Marmalade, Spinach Fondue, Diced Buffalo Mozzarella Salad and a heavenly serving of Pommes Dauphines. We recreate coveted dishes from the acclaimed restaurant Boulud: Peekytoe Crab Salad in a mold of Persian Cucumber-Black Sesame Coulis, draped with Early Mesclun and Radishes. Dessert is arguably the best molten lava cake in the world: a Warm Guanaja Chocolate Coulant filled with oozing Liquid Caramel and paired with a Creamy Milk Sorbet. D
7:30 pm 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Easy Comfort Food"  Simple, easy, home-style cuisine that you'd find in just about any Mexican home, recreated for the American kitchen. This meal was Pati's favorite "everyday" meal growing up in Mexico, and one she regularly makes for her own family today. She's proud to share the steps so that you can enjoy it, too! Dressed-up Chicken Milanesa; Chayote Squash and Pickled Onion Salad; Chunky Chipotle Mashed Potatoes. D
8:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Transplanting a Mature Rose Bush/Replacing Old Outdoor Lighting"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner temporarily transplant a mature rose bush while exterior work takes place. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What is it? " Afterward, Tom and Kevin replace old outdoor lighting with new fixtures. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Burgundy: Profound France"  Rick takes time to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic and floatable delights. He travels on a canal barge, visits a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, builds a barrel, appreciates fine Burgundy wine, slurps escargot and eats well.G
9:00 pm 
Equitrekking  "Colorado"  At the Colorado Cattle Company in Northern Colorado, Equitrekking host Darley Newman participates in "Dream Week," learning to ride championship cutting horses with expert Teddy Johnson. In Southern Colorado, Darley rides up to over 12,000 feet in San Juan National Forest with native Anne Rapp. The ride to Engineer Mountain takes Darley through alpine meadows, steep mountain passes and open expanses where views reach all the way to New Mexico. D
9:30 pm 
Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way  "Earth to Table"  Jacques makes hearty vegetable bean soup for a cold evening, served with stuffed chicken supremes with tapenade and mushroom sauce over vegetable couscous.G
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Soup and Bread from Scratch"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals the problem with whole wheat flour. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews Pullman bread pans to see if they live up to the hype. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat flour. D
10:30 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Presenting: World-Class Wines of Baja"  Baja California Norte produces many world-class, gold medal-winning wines. That fact may surprise most people in the United States. Rick takes us on a tour of the region along with renowned winemaker and visionary Hugo d'Acosta, founder of La Escuelita, a nonprofit winemaking school that opened in 2004. D
11:00 pm 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "Ales and Lagers"  The Pences fix companion dishes for Northwest brews, including crispy mozzarella bruschetta and whole roasted New York strip loin with obsidian stout glaze.G
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Burgundy: Profound France"  Rick takes time to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic and floatable delights. He travels on a canal barge, visits a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, builds a barrel, appreciates fine Burgundy wine, slurps escargot and eats well.G
6:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "America Dreams Deferred"  A young Latino man, William Caballero, juggles unconditional family love with the challenges of breaking the cycle that has kept so many relatives from reaching their dreams. Set against a backdrop of Coney Island and Fayetteville, North Carolina, an NYU graduate student turns the camera on his Puerto Rican-American family plagued by social, medical and public health issues. U.S. D
8:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Acrobat"  Fabrice Champion, a young internationally renowned trapeze artist, hit another acrobat in mid-air during a show and was paralyzed. Following years of rehabilitation therapy, hopes lost and found, he returns to the circus as director and teacher. D
9:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Hometown Ski Hills"  Community ski hills are scattered throughout Idaho, each with its own "field of dreams" story to tell. We profile three of them - Bogus Basin near Boise; Little Ski Hill by McCall; and Pomerelle near Albion - to learn what makes each of these ski areas unique.G
9:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Behind The Scenes at POV"  Host Marcia Franklin interviews Simon Kilmurry, executive director and producer of the documentary film series POV, during his recent visit to Idaho. They discuss how films are chosen for the series and the state of independent non-fiction film.G
10:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "America Dreams Deferred"  A young Latino man, William Caballero, juggles unconditional family love with the challenges of breaking the cycle that has kept so many relatives from reaching their dreams. Set against a backdrop of Coney Island and Fayetteville, North Carolina, an NYU graduate student turns the camera on his Puerto Rican-American family plagued by social, medical and public health issues. U.S. D
5:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Duck Saves Spider's Web/Caterpillar Gets A Home"  Duck Saves Spider's Web - When Duck accidentally crashes into Spider's web and breaks it apart into letters, he has to go about finding the letters to fix it. But he doesn't know what letters are in the word 'web'! With Elephant's help, he learns that sometimes if you can sound out a word, you can figure out what letters you need to build it. Caterpillar Gets a Home - Duck makes a new friend on a windy, rainy day: Caterpillar. D
5:30 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
6:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Shrinking Blankey and the Awful Tooth"  The Shrinking Blankey: Baby Bop's blankey seems to be getting smaller; she's convinced it's shrinking. But Barney shows her that, actually, SHE is growing. She is not sure she likes this idea at first, but Barney soon helps her see that growing and changing are very good things! Educational theme: Growing. D
6:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Slow Down!"  Wonky Whistle - Thomas is getting his whistle fixed at the Steam Works before he delivers animals to the Sodor Country Fair. He rushes out of the Steam Works before his whistle is fixed properly and it starts to make a strange sound. Thomas collects ducks, Katy the sheep dog and Farmer McColl's prize cow to take them to the fair. D
7:00 pm 
Curious George  "Monkey Down Under/Bright Lights, Little Monkey"  Monkey Down Under - G'Day Mate! George and The Man with the Yellow Hat visit the land down under for an Australian outback safari adventure! While the Man goes sightseeing for sea cows, George stays behind to investigate footprints in the sand. Could it be a mysterious hopping clown rabbit? Or perhaps.a baby kangaroo! Bright Lights, Little Monkey - George, Allie, and Bill go on a late-night search for a mysterious creature - the Perseids. D
7:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze"  Monkeyshines Martha - Helen's hefty schoolwork load leaves her with little time left to spend with Martha. At loose ends, Martha finds a friend in Professor Monkey, whose wacky inventions propel Martha into a world of new adventures. Vocabulary: (E) relie(f)(ve), genius, unwind, cherish, pressure. D
8:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Scent of a Human"  On the day he is supposed to star in his own rap video, Hector is hypnotized into thinking he's a dog. Can The Electric Company train Hector to use his human instincts, or will he have to rap with a doggie brain?. D
8:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Don't Mess with the Best/Peanut Butter Battles"  DON'T MESS WITH THE BEST - Since Victoria Best couldn't outdo WordGirl at being a superhero she decides to become the cities' best villain. Using her magic recorder, she steals all the villains' weapons and lures WordGirl to the bank. Will WordGirl be able to stop her or will Victoria be the one villain who takes down WordGirl once and for all? Vocabulary Words: Defeat, Unstoppable. D
9:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Race for the Hippo Disc"  When Chris and Martin accidentally lose a Power Disc on the African savannah, the Wild Kratts goes into crisis mode to find the disc before it gets into the hands of Zach Varmitech. D
9:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Clock Like An Egyptian"  (topic: Timekeeping) - Dr. Marbles finds the encryptor chip (the computer chip that will enable Marbles to delete Motherboard's virus) in an ancient pyramid. But the Mummy who guards the pyramid finds Marbles. When the kids and Digit arrive, they must work their way through the chambers of the pyramid - find Dr. Marbles - and escape before a trap set by the Mummy seals them inside forever. D
10:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Fetch Finale IV: The Prophecy Fulfilled!"  The lost legendary Helmet of Victory is so close Ruff can almost TASTE it! He's just learned that the Helmet is somewhere in Old Sturbridge Village, a town that time forgot. The FETCHers head off to the village, and then undergo a series of elimination trials to retrieve the Helmet. The FETCHer who finds the Helmet will be the Season IV FETCH Grand Champion! But will the Helmet of Victory really make Ruff victorious?. D
10:30 pm 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Teacher's Pet/Islander of the Year"  Teacher's Pet - The dogs go to school for the first time and T-Bone worries that he won't be able to keep up with the rest of the class. He works hard and pays close attention to the teacher's directions, and in the end his efforts are rewarded-as are the efforts of every member of the class as each is praised for his/her unique qualities. Islander of the Year - The library sponsors an essay contest for Islander of the Year, and the children all submit their ideas. D
11:00 pm 
Arthur  "All About D.W./Blockheads"  All About D.W. - When Emily gets the starring role in the preschool play, D.W. is beside herself with jealousy. D
11:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze"  Monkeyshines Martha - Helen's hefty schoolwork load leaves her with little time left to spend with Martha. At loose ends, Martha finds a friend in Professor Monkey, whose wacky inventions propel Martha into a world of new adventures. Vocabulary: (E) relie(f)(ve), genius, unwind, cherish, pressure. D

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