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8:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Michael Schlow & Butterflying"  If you're a home cook, you may think the culinary technique of butterflying is something better left to those in white jackets. As Ming demonstrates, it's actually a straightforward technique that's great for speeding up cooking time and offering many more options when you're cooking on the fly. Ming, along with his pal, Chef Michael Schlow, show you just how easy it is, creating two delicious new dishes together: Crispy Potato Shrimp with Warm Pineapple Salsa and Pork Chops a la Nonna. D

9:00 am 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Mediterranean Baja"  The Baja California peninsula boasts a climate reminiscent of those on the Mediterranean Sea. Thousands of olive trees and vineyards in Northern Baja capture the distinctiveness of this region of Mexico. We explore the amazing grilled octopus at Tres Virgenes in La Paz and enjoy mesquite-grilled lamb with 9-chile mole sauce. D

9:30 am 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Indian Comfort Food with Floyd Cardoz"  Newly crowned "Top Chef Masters" winner Floyd Cardoz joins Sara to cook the food he grew up with in India. First up is Wild Striped Bass Curry swimming in coconut and mild spices. Chicken Pilaf is simple but satisfying with a gingery yogurt sauce. D

10:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Tropical Barbecue"  Bridget reveals how to make Huli Huli Chicken right at home. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of reduced-fat potato chips. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for pastry brushes. D

10:30 am 
Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom  "New Year's"  Wolf explains why the date is January 1, how noise keeps evil spirits away and what makes the champagne cork go pop.G

11:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Best Burgers and Fries"  Host Christopher Kimball takes a trip to New York City to find out what makes so many line-up for the Shake Shack burger. Then, test cook Kenji Lopez-Alt shows Kimball how to make old-fashioned burgers at home. Equipment expert Adam Ried reviews deep fryers. D

11:30 am 
Scrapbook Memories  "Gifts and Cards"  First, we have a great gift for your favorite scrapbooker - it's the gift of memories. Then Julie Fei-Fan Balzer has a unique and very quick gift with a binder clip photo holder. Last up it's a party with Patti Wilkinson. D

12:00 pm 
Paint This with Jerry Yarnell  "Step By Beautiful Step, Part 1"  This very popular painting has a unique array of perspective, value, colors, foreshortening issues that make it very challenging; however, if you follow the steps, Jerry makes it look easy. The first step is to tint the canvas gray and use a white charcoal pencil to sketch in the steps. The painting starts by first applying the dark areas in the windows and the door behind the steps. D

12:30 pm 

1:00 pm 
This Old House  "Bedford Project, Part 13 of 16"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook uses old-style bricks made in Massachusetts to create a winding path to the new entry door. He uses half-bricks strategically placed to cheat the joints just enough to make the turns. Inside, wallboard and plaster are up, and the cabinets are going in. D

1:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Preventing Ice Dams; Applying Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation in an Attic"  General contractor Tom Silva explains to a homeowner how ice dams form and how to prevent them. He then works with an insulation contractor to apply closed-cell spray foam insulation in an attic. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard shares a tip about connecting gutter downspouts. D

2:00 pm 
American Woodshop  "Shaker Style Turned Stools"  Master turning techniques and build these tall comfortable chairs. D

2:30 pm 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Simple Case Construction Book Case"  This time, on Rough Cut, Tommy discusses project design and explains how to do basic mortise and tenon joinery for a Simple Case Construction Bookcase project. He takes a Road Trip to the Furniture Divas exhibit at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts. Back in the shop, Tommy is joined by New Hampshire furniture maker Tom McLaughlin. D

3:00 pm 
MotorWeek  "Hyundai Veloster"  Road Test: 2012 Hyundai Veloster. Road Test: 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG. Goss' Garage: Rough Idling Issues. D

3:30 pm 
America's Heartland   You've seen cattle roundups, but these ranchers are on a sheep drive across Arizona. Colorado farmers pull together to save a community grocery store. A declining sugar cane market prompts Hawaiian farmers to grow unusual produce. D

4:00 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

5:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Phoenix, AZ - Hour One"  Host Mark L. Walberg visits the Hall of Flame Museum, home to the largest collection of fire-fighting materials in North America. Treasures at the convention center include a 1797 Chippendale marriage chest, and original Charles Schulz "Peanuts" artwork, valued up to $350,000. Part 1 of 3G

6:00 pm 
Priceless Antiques Roadshow   Silver specialists Alastair Dickenson and Ian Pickford learn the art of the silversmith, and Marc Allum enthuses about a piece of 20th century design.G

6:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Istanbul"  Rick loses his way in the Grand Bazaar, munches through the famously fragrant Spice Market and follows the fall of the ancient capital of Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's wall.G

6:58 pm 
The Lawrence Welk Show  "New Year's"  Happy nostalgia runs throughout this show that is new to public television. A salute to the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade includes songs like "Moonlight and Roses," "Before the Parade Passes By, and "Everything's Coming Up Roses." Norma Zimmer claims "I Could Have Danced All Night," and Gail Farrell and Dick Dale present a rousing "Let's Start the New Year Right."G

7:58 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Diamonds Are A Man's Best Friend"  A wealthy customer loses a large diamond from her pendant, starting a chain of conspiracies because everyone wants the reward she offers.G

8:28 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances - The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket   Hyacinth is concerned that she has not yet received an invitation to the mayor's fancy dress ball. Richard is more concerned about what he might have to wear.G

8:58 pm 
Last of the Summer Wine  "Some Adventures of the Inventor of the Mother Stitch"  Hobbo (Russ Abbot) moves to town. The retired milkman regales his friends with tales of working undercover as a spy, and Alvin and Entwistle stand guard in the back of the truck to watch for enemy agents. Barry and Glenda help a new neighbor move in who turns out to be Toby (Trevor Bannister), Barry's irrascible golf captain.G

9:29 pm 
Red Green Does New Year's   Red and the guys from Possum Lodge approach New Year's resolutions in their own ways. The special includes an animated film from Ranger Gord called "A Forest New Year."G

10:14 pm 
Vicar of Dibley 2005 New Years Special   Geraldine is keen to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Live Aid; the villagers are less enthused. The Parish Council wants to do something memorable to mark Geraldine's 40th birthday; she wants it forgotten.G

11:03 pm 
Coldplay New Year's Eve: An Austin City Limits Special   Modern rock giants Coldplay ring in the new year with this Austin City Limits special highlighting their hits and songs from their album, Mylo Xyloto. Lead singer Chris Martin counts the final 10 seconds to 12 midnight and the new year. The English band delivers such crowd favorites as "The Scientist" and half a dozen new songs with their trademark internal rhythm that makes their shows so seamless.G

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