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December 31, 2012
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3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Lights, Camera, Beetles"  Jessica and Hector plan to surprise their cousin with a bug zoo for his birthday party. When Francine steals the prized rhino beetle, it's up to the Electric Company to get it back in time to save the party. D
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Hello New Year, Goodbye Moon/Art in the Park"  HELLO NEW YEAR, GOODBYE MOON - It's New Years Eve! While the Botsfords celebrate with the greatest party ever, Dr. Two Brains is planning to turn the moon into cheese. Will the new year begin with Two Brains acting on his resolution to feast on a cheesy moon, or will WordGirl be able to stop him in time? Vocabulary Words: Massive, Resolution. ART IN THE PARK - Becky agrees to help out Violet with her poetry/painting/music performance. D
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Elephant in the Room"  The brothers come across a lone baby elephant and bring him back to the Tortuga HQ for safety until they can find his mom. But they learn how mischievous baby elephants can be and get more than they bargained for when it almost destroys the Tortuga! As they rush to get the baby elephant home, the WildKratts team realizes that animals have different structures that serve various functions in growth and survival. And an elephant's trunk is like the multipurpose tool of "creature features" with hundreds of uses, including: showering, blasting water, grabbing, lifting, communicating, "hearing", pushing and pulling. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "A Day at the Spa"  (topic: Combinations) - Hacker finds the Krystal of Kalmoor, the powerful orb that will give him eternal power. By possessing the Krystal, Hacker can roam cyberspace and create havoc without having to recharge his power. When the kids and Digit arrive to retrieve the Krystal, they are stymied by a series of switches, levers and buttons. D
5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Ruff Fetches The Fetchers"  Season Five is about to start but Ruff has been so busy trying to find his long-lost parents, he's forgotten to choose his Season 5 FETCHers! In this casting special, viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at how Ruff goes about picking his contestants. Unfortunately, shortly after selecting his intrepid kids, Ruff loses them on the way to Studio G!. D
5:30 pm 
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Orlando, FL - Hour Three"  In the final hour from Orlando, appraisers view a circa 1975 aerial photo of the entire Disney property before Epcot was built. Cecil Stoughton, official White House photographer during the Kennedy administration brings a collection of original photographs worth up to $75,000 that document JFK's family life. Part 3 of 3G
8:00 pm 
Live From Lincoln Center  "One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch"  The New York Philharmonic rings in 2013 with this celebration of the life and work of Marvin Hamlisch. The late composer-conductor was scheduled to conduct this concert before his death in August. Guest star appearances include violinist Joshua Bell, Raul Esparza (Company), Michael Feinstein, Maria Friedman, Josh Groban, Megan Hilty, Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara and Frederica Von Stade.G
9:30 pm 
Downton Abbey Revisited   This special presents some favorite scenes from the series' seasons 1 and 2 to savor before Season 3 begins in January. Key actors and creative staff tell their stories of the depiction of life on an English country estate from 1912 into the 1920s. There are also behind-the-scenes footage and a sneak peak at what is yet to come.G
10:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Men Who Swim"  In 2009, Sweden's all-male synchronized swimming team, inspired by classical techniques used by 1950s-era swimmer Esther Williams, entered the first international championship for the sport. The move would require increased training for what started as a weekly escape from the daily grind - and in a year several of them turned 40.G
11:00 pm 
Diana Ross: for One and for All   In 1983 before an audience of thousands of fans in New York's Central Park, the singer gives an all-out performance, even braving a downpour until lightning ends that day's performance. The next day, Diana Ross and her fans return and she performs the entire concert again. Andy Warhol, who attended the storm-tossed concert, said, "The sky darkened and the rain came and it was the most incredible thing I've ever seen. Just the event of the century - her hair blowing and soaking wet ... it was like a dream, like a hallucination, watching this spectacle."G
3:00 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Holiday Food Gifts"  A thoughtful gift you make yourself speaks volumes, and food is the present everyone loves! Sara releases your creative spirit by teaching how to make Homemade Marshmallows with a Hot Chocolate Mix. For the wine enthusiast, her Homemade Cheese Crackers pair beautifully with some cheese and wine. Peppermint Bark looks very expensive but couldn't be easier to make. D
3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "The Best of Slovenia"  In the little-visited and underrated alpine country, Rick begins in the capital city of Ljubljana, enjoys the mountain resort of Lake Bled, ventures into the Julian Alps, goes spelunking in a gigantic cave, and swims with Slavs in a charming Adriatic port.G
4:00 pm 
Breakfast Special 2: Revenge of the Omelets   Rick Sebak celebrates great breakfast spots - like Big Ed's in Raleigh, North Carolina; Post Road Diner in Norwalk, Connecticut; and Square Cafe and Hot Metal Diner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Then it is off to the Big Island of Hawaii to learn about "loco moco."G
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Caribbean Island: St. Lucia, Martinique & Montserrat"  Trekker Zoe Palmer visits the islands of St. Lucia, Martinique and Montserrat. With rainforests, mountains and volcanoes and a hybrid of English, African and French heritage, these islands are among the top vacation spots in the world.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 
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
8:00 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Mt. St. Helens Glacier-Caves/High Cascade Springs"  A precarious glacier in the volcano's crater is growing at an unprecedented rate, posing danger to the valley below.G
8:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Chile - from Seaside to Mountaintop"  Joseph starts his Chilean adventure in the country's capital, Santiago, and then heads into the Andes where he meets up with glacier-trekking ice climbers before descending into the Maipo Valley for wine touring and tasting and then taking in the nightlife and ocean breezes of the port city of Valparaiso. D
9:00 pm 
Wonders of the West  "Central New Mexico"  Witness the extraordinary flight patterns of migrating snow geese, discover an ice cave hidden in the high desert and learn about animal rehabilitation. Join us as we tour Bandelier National Monument and catch fish in the Jemez mountains. A unique partnership between the U. S. government and Pueblo de Cochiti has preserved an area patterned with unusual rock formations. D
9:30 pm 
Wonders of the West  "Pony Express Territory"  Following the route of the Pony Express through central Nevada, we celebrate one of the most significant wetlands systems in the American West at the annual Spring Wings Festival. Join us as we tour the historic Eureka Opera House, take a ride on a working railroad and go gem hunting for garnets. Learn about the history of wild horses in Nevada and get an overview of the amazing Great Basin National Park. D
10:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Caribbean Island: St. Lucia, Martinique & Montserrat"  Trekker Zoe Palmer visits the islands of St. Lucia, Martinique and Montserrat. With rainforests, mountains and volcanoes and a hybrid of English, African and French heritage, these islands are among the top vacation spots in the world.G
11:00 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
11:30 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
3:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "New World Encounters"  Professor Miller introduces A Biography of America and its team of historians. The program looks at the beginnings of American history from west to east, following the first Ice Age migrations through the corn civilizations of Middle America, and the explorations of Columbus, DeSoto, and the Spanish. D
3:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "English Settlement"  As the American character begins to take shape in the early seventeenth century, English settlements develop in New England and Virginia. Their personalities are dramatically different. Professor Miller explores the origins of values, cultures, and economies that have collided in the North and South throughout the American story. D
4:00 pm 
DragonflyTV  "Games"  Lara pulls her own weight (and more!) when investigating how her tug o'war team can trounce the big kids. New York divers make a splash with a motion analysis investigation. D
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "The Value of Money"  With many currencies around the world, what determines the value of money? What are the factors that raise or lower the value of the american dollar? Why is the dollar measured against the chinese yuan, the japanese yen, or the euro? Learn why the value of the dollar is important in your life. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Lights, Camera, Beetles"  Jessica and Hector plan to surprise their cousin with a bug zoo for his birthday party. When Francine steals the prized rhino beetle, it's up to the Electric Company to get it back in time to save the party. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "A Day at the Spa"  (topic: Combinations) - Hacker finds the Krystal of Kalmoor, the powerful orb that will give him eternal power. By possessing the Krystal, Hacker can roam cyberspace and create havoc without having to recharge his power. When the kids and Digit arrive to retrieve the Krystal, they are stymied by a series of switches, levers and buttons. D
6:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Eastern Seaboard: Fishing Along America's Eastern Seaboard"  NULL
6:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Southern Classics"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the ultimate Gumbo. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of long-grain white rice. And finally, Julia updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make Lane Cake. D
7:00 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Dingle, Co Kerry - Part 2"  NULL
7:30 pm 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Mexican-Style Kids' Party"  Fun, kid-friendly and (mostly!) finger food that you'd find at a children's party in Mexico, adapted for American parties at home. A special guest shows up to make dessert! Crazy Corn; Chicken Flautas; Chocolate and Cajeta Cupcakes. D
8:00 pm 
This Old House  "Cambridge 2012/Hearthstone, Waterfall Island Top"  Roger is getting the plants in despite the rain; the hearth and woodbox are lined with rustic sandstone. Norm visits Paul Grothouse in Pennsylvania to see how he's fabricating the huge butcher block countertop with waterfall edge and dovetail key detail. Richard installs wall-mounted lavatory faucets. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Vienna and the Danube"  Rick takes in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. He travels along the Danube River and hikes through the Baroque Melk Abbey.G
9:00 pm 
Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope  "Ontario, Canada's Niagara Peninsula - Toronto And Beyond"  Joseph explores Toronto, Canada's largest and most cosmopolitan city with world-class attractions and activities. He bicycles Lake Ontario's shore, kayaks Toronto Islands, and explores the peninsula's wine region.G
9:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Eastern Seaboard: Fishing Along America's Eastern Seaboard"  NULL
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Southern Classics"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the ultimate Gumbo. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of long-grain white rice. And finally, Julia updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make Lane Cake. D
10:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Andrew Zimmern & Cooking Veggies for Kids"  Does your kid turn up his nose when certain green foods cross his sight line? Vegetables can make some kids turn and run for the hills before they even give them a chance. On this episode of SIMPLY MING, Ming joins forces with a man who specializes in close encounters with icky foods to help make "weird" vegetables more appealing to kids. Andrew Zimmern, Mr. Bizzare Foods himself, joins Ming to cook two new dishes your kids will devour: Turkey Spring Rolls with Hoisin-Lime Dipping Sauce with Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Mixed Vegetables and Tofu with a Miso Sabayon. D
11:00 pm 
Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage  "Native America: Poverty Point"  At the time Ramses II was ruling Egypt, Moses was leading the Israelites from bondage and the Phoenicians were trading along the Mediterranean, Native Americans were thriving at Poverty Point in northeastern Louisiana. Jon Gibson, an expert on the Poverty Point settlement, introduces us to this unique civilization. David Griffing of Poverty Point explains how these early Americans were ingenious in their "hot rock" cooking and demonstrates how to prepare steamed fish. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Vienna and the Danube"  Rick takes in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. He travels along the Danube River and hikes through the Baroque Melk Abbey.G
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 pm 
The Spartans   A unique social system emerges in ancient Sparta; militaristic, communal and disciplined with state enforced eugenics and euthanasia. It also is the first Greek city to define the rights of citizens. Sparta and Athens become bitter rivals. Sparta finally emerges victorious in its decades-long war with Athens but enters a long period of decline. Part 1 of 3G
6:00 pm 
The Spartans   For Athens, Sparta is a frightening place that turns its children into fighting machines. Worse still are Sparta's women: liberated, independent, opinionated, they take an active part in sport, race horses and chariots, celebrate nudity and wield power in the absence of their men. They are unique in the ancient world -- and an affront to Athenian notions of femininity. When war between Sparta and Athens finally comes, it rages for decades and splits the Greek world until on the island of Sphacteria, the reputation for fearlessness of Sparta's famed warriors is shockingly undermined. Part 2 of 3G
7:00 pm 
The Spartans   The war between Sparta and Athens reaches a brutal and bloody climax in Sicily. Sparta finally emerges as victorious. Now the most powerful city-state in Greece, Sparta is an imperial power. But under the fascinating, flawed King Agesilaus, the dreams of the Spartan utopia come crashing down. By setting out to create a perfect society protected by perfect warriors, Sparta makes an enemy of change. Part 3 of 3G
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
The Spartans   For Athens, Sparta is a frightening place that turns its children into fighting machines. Worse still are Sparta's women: liberated, independent, opinionated, they take an active part in sport, race horses and chariots, celebrate nudity and wield power in the absence of their men. They are unique in the ancient world -- and an affront to Athenian notions of femininity. When war between Sparta and Athens finally comes, it rages for decades and splits the Greek world until on the island of Sphacteria, the reputation for fearlessness of Sparta's famed warriors is shockingly undermined. Part 2 of 3G

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