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December 4, 2011
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4:00 am 
WordWorld  "Play Ball/M Is for Map"  Play Ball! - The WordFriends play an exciting game of baseball, but Robot has never played before. With some practice, and a lot of encouragement from his WordFriends, Robot learns the game and turns into a slugging machine! M is for Map - After a fun day of adventuring through the jungle, Sheep and Bear discover they are lost - and it's almost dark! In their haste to get home before sunset, the WordFriends lose the letters to their map. They have to sound out and hunt down the letters in "map" - but with Adventure Sheep leading the way, nothing is ever easy!. D

4:30 am 
Super Why!  "Humpty Dumpty"  Poor Pig is stuck at the tippy top of his brand new slide, and is afraid to come down! The Super Readers fly into the Humpty Dumpty book to find out how he'll get down from that wall. All the King's horses and all the King's men may not be able to help Humpty, but the Super Readers can! In the process, everyone learns a lesson about giving encouragement.G

5:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Spoon"  An Austin institution, Spoon tunes up for indie rock to highlight its latest album Transference.G

6:00 am 
Secrets of the Dead  "Slave Ship Mutiny"  In January 1766, a ship sails from Madagascar carrying slaves to South Africa's Cape Town. One man, Massavana, leads the slaves in a successful revolt, but although they overpower the Dutch sailors, the ship ends up wrecked 200 miles east of Cape Town. This film tracks the efforts of marine archaeologist Jaco Boshoff, historian Nigel Worden and slave descendant Lucy Campbell to reveal the full story.G

7:00 am 
Dialogue  "James McPherson"  James McPherson is one of America's greatest Civil War historians. McPherson's Pulitzer Prize winning writing captures the drama of this era and his latest book, "Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief," gives new insight into Abraham Lincoln's remarkable skill as a military leader. Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with McPherson about Lincoln and why we are still fighting over some of the same issues we thrashed out in the Civil War 150 years ago.G

7:30 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Jewel of the North"  The water is so clear and the colors so intense that people sometimes mistake photographs of Priest Lake for Hawaii! In the 1920's silent-movie star Nell Shipman came to the most northern of Idaho's big lakes to produce her silent films. Today the area is a magnet for campers, fishermen, rock climbers, skiers and anyone who loves magical settings. This is, truly, one of the world's beautiful lakes.G

8:00 am 
Treasure Trackers   In TREASURE TRACKERS, viewers learn about the exciting, adventure-filled game of geocaching. Often described as "high-tech hide-and-seek," geocaching combines puzzle-solving with technology and exploration. Throughout the program, viewers meet different players from around the U.S. D

9:30 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine"  Rick climbs Roman ruins in Nimes, explores a papal palace in Avignon, and savors vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. He crosses acres of wispy vineyards, explores the Cotes du Rhone and seeks out more wonders of the South of France.G

10:00 am 
Secrets of the Dead  "Slave Ship Mutiny"  In January 1766, a ship sails from Madagascar carrying slaves to South Africa's Cape Town. One man, Massavana, leads the slaves in a successful revolt, but although they overpower the Dutch sailors, the ship ends up wrecked 200 miles east of Cape Town. This film tracks the efforts of marine archaeologist Jaco Boshoff, historian Nigel Worden and slave descendant Lucy Campbell to reveal the full story.G

11:00 am 
NOVA  "The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies"  NOVA flies with the Monarch butterflies on their 2,000-mile trip across North America to their destination, a tiny area high in the mountains of Mexico they have never seen before. Leading monarch researchers put the phenomenon into perspective. The show also looks at the illegal logging in the Mexican state of Michoacan that is threatening their survival.G

12:00 pm 
NOVA  "The Elegant Universe: Welcome to the 11th Dimension"  Work done in 1995 united five different versions of string theory into a single theory, requiring a total of 11 dimensions. Brian Greene leads the way into what this might mean toward understanding our universe. Part 3 of 3G

1:00 pm 
Need to Know  "Help Wanted"  In its latest edition of "Help Wanted," coinciding with the release of the monthly jobs report, Need to Know revisits northern Ohio for an updated look at how many Americans WITH jobs are struggling to make ends meet because of the difficult economy. The show profiles: a teacher who was fired, then rehired at half-pay, and is now trying to avoid foreclosure; a factory worker with health problems who spent nearly a year and half without work before being rehired without benefits and for significantly less money; and a married couple who started their own contracting business but have little work and can't secure loans despite a very high credit rating. The couple suffered an additional setback recently when the wife had to undergo back surgery, further depleting their savings. D

1:30 pm 

2:00 pm 
Malt Shop Memories: The Concert   Recorded at Caesars in Atlantic City, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell and Fabian perform their hits and welcome other living legends from the 1950s and early 1960s to the stage to present the sweet sounds of the era. Performers include: The Tymes ("So Much in Love), Chris Montez ("Call Me"), Charlie Thomas and The Drifters ("Under the Boardwalk"), Brian Hyland ("Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot bikini") and the Angels ("My Boyfriend's Back").G

4:00 pm 
NOVA  "The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies"  NOVA flies with the Monarch butterflies on their 2,000-mile trip across North America to their destination, a tiny area high in the mountains of Mexico they have never seen before. Leading monarch researchers put the phenomenon into perspective. The show also looks at the illegal logging in the Mexican state of Michoacan that is threatening their survival.G

5:00 pm 
History Detectives   Wes Cowan delves into the history of John Brown's raid on the federal armory in Harpers Ferry, an event precipitated by the raging emotions that preceded the Civil War. Cowan seeks to learn if a particular spear, or pike, may have been used by the group led by abolitionist Brown. Then Eduardo Pag�n wonders why U.S. troops were in Siberia during World War I, and Elyse Luray sizes up a Ronald McDonald costume.G

6:00 pm 
PBS Arts from New York: Great Performances Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park   Tenor Andrea Bocelli performs on Central Park's Great Lawn, with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert. Musical selections range from opera's "La Donna e Mobile" to "Home on the Range." Joining Bocelli on stage are Chris Botti and David Foster, bass baritone Bryn Tertel, and sopranos Ana Maria Martinez and Pretty Yende.G

8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe with Abandon!   By popular demand, Rick Steves follows up his wildly successful Rick Steves' European Insights with a second half-hour pledge event: RICK STEVES' EUROPE WITH ABANDON! Like European Insights, RICK STEVES' EUROPE WITH ABANDON! weaves together three enticing modules of travel programming taken from the most recent season of Rick Steves' Europe and three compelling breaks hosted by Rick Steves. Over the course of 30 minutes, Rick highlights the quintessential experiences of European travel - great food, fun-loving people and vivid culture. Rick does as the locals do and embraces life with abandon, with the aim of inspiring travelers to make the most of their experiences abroad. D

9:00 pm 
Making War Horse   This film reveals the theatrical collaboration that creates a Tony Award-winning play based on Michael Morpurgo's children's novel about World War I. Cameras capture the innovators at Handspring Puppet Company, creating techniques to bring a lifelike horse to the stage for the drama of individual people and animals caught up in the war.G

10:00 pm 
History Detectives   Wes Cowan delves into the history of John Brown's raid on the federal armory in Harpers Ferry, an event precipitated by the raging emotions that preceded the Civil War. Cowan seeks to learn if a particular spear, or pike, may have been used by the group led by abolitionist Brown. Then Eduardo Pag�n wonders why U.S. troops were in Siberia during World War I, and Elyse Luray sizes up a Ronald McDonald costume.G

11:00 pm 
Blitz: London's Longest Night   Archival footage, CGI and eyewitness accounts re-create December 29, 1940, when German Luftwaffe dropped tens of thousands of incendiary bombs on the heart of London in an attempt to break the spirit of the British people. Firemen and workers fight all night to control the burning; Londoners flee to shelters not knowing what will survive the assault.G

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