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December 7, 2011
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1:00 am 
Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America   Problems caused by energy production are examined and people using energy conservation are explored.G

2:00 am 
Ethanol Maze   Increasing gas prices have forced most of us, as well as our politicians, to look closely at alternative biofuels such as ethanol. This program asks complex questions surrounding the ethanol industry: the effect ethanol production has on food prices, the energy expended to manufacture it and if ethanol is a short-term energy solution that could create additional long-term problems.G

3:00 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

3:30 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

4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Elmo and the Monarch Butterfly"  Elmo and Telly are reading the book Fascinating Facts About Insects. First they see two ants, and after looking at them through their magnifying glass, they learn that ants never sleep. Next they see two ladybugs and learn that ladybugs smell with their feet. D

5:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "The Amazing Computer Science Tool!"  Sid is thoroughly amused as he watches his parents. Every time their computers "ding" Mom and Dad run to check their computer, so Sid wants to know what all these computers do! Mom volunteers to show Sid's class how a computer works, which helps Susie demonstrate the amazing way scientists use computers as a science tool! In a special Super Fab Lab, the kids make discoveries with their magnifying glasses then use the computer to share their discoveries by sending information back home to their parents. They're just like real scientists using a computer to share discoveries with other scientists!. D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey!/Martha and Truman Get Lost"  Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey! - Professor Monkey is coming to town to promote his craft books with co-author Beppo. Martha and Truman Get Lost - Truman needs Martha to help him find something he lost at Dog Head Lake.G

6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Spoon"  An Austin institution, Spoon tunes up for indie rock to highlight its latest album Transference.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Poland Rediscovered: Krakow, Auschwitz and Warsaw"  Rick finds Poland transforming itself into the new heart of Europe, and Krakow, with its Baroque and cobbled charm, emerging as the "next Prague." Rick visits nearby Auschwitz and experiences a timeless, soul-searching lesson.G

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Out of Rome"  We leave the eternal city behind by way of the famous Appian Way to explore the environs of Rome. First it's the majesty of Emperor Hadrian's villa and the wine and lakes of the Alban Hills. Next, it's south to the ancient seaport of Ostia, Rome's Pompeii. D

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Living Traditions of the Tohono O'Odham"  The Tohono O'Odham ("Desert People") live on the second-largest reservation in the United States, located southwest of Tucson, Arizona and share hundreds of miles with the Mexico border, across which some still live. Although many O'Odham live off the reservation and don't grow traditional crops, among the older members their language is still very much alive, as are many of the cultural traditions and beliefs. Learn how a concerned group of tribal members knowledgeable in these traditions are taking an active part in passing down practices of saguaro fruit harvesting and basket weaving to their children and grandchildren. D

8:30 am 
Chefs A' Field: Culinary Adventures That Begin On The Farm  "Madison, Wisconsin"  Chef Odessa Piper of Madison's L'Etoile emphasizes the farmer as the centerpiece of any culinary creation. Chef Piper finds inspiration and raw material at the Dane County Farmers Market and at Love Tree Farm in Wisconsin's north woods, where organic sheep's milk and underground caves combine to create America's most prized artisnal cheeses. Recipes: Summer Vegetable Jewel Box; Wisconsin Cheese Plate with Riesling Pears. D

9:00 am 
America's Heartland   Illinois farmers combine cattle raising with high tech aeronautics. Your favorite wine may come from a vineyard where owls help protect the crops. Michigan farmers undertake an aggressive plan to protect the environment. D

9:30 am 
Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends  "Garlic Crab & Fennel Salad"  The kitchen is jumping when Chef Brian Poor of Portland City Grill in Portland, OR visits Nick and shares his recipes for Garlic Roasted Whole Dungeness Crab and Arugula and Fennel Salad. Nick follows with amazing Veal Milanese and scrumptious Apple Crumble. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Dutch Oven Classics"  Host Christopher Kimball demystifies wine varieties and reveals which brands the test kitchen recommends. He then takes this knowledge to test cook Bridget Lancaster, who whips up the Best Beef Stew. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of beef broth. D

10:30 am 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Fruiteroni Pizza"  This is a twist to the usual pizza with all the usual toppings, but we're tossing on some fresh stone fruit. Yes, it's true, a pizza with fresh slices of peaches, plums and pluots. Be ready to shock your taste buds because this combination creates the most amazing and tantalizing flavors coming your way. D

11:00 am 
Christmas Concert from Norway   From the historic Vang Church in Hamar, Norway, international musicians present a concert of popular, classical and traditional holiday music. Her Highness Princess Martha Louise of Norway and Harold Zwart, film director, introduce performers who include Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman, the Grammy-nominated Trondheim Soloists and siblings Mari and Hakon Samuelsen, who also organize this annual event.G

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Cast Iron Cooks"  Just as Alan finishes packing Elmo's lunch, the lights go down, the music goes up, and Superchef pops up and announces that Alan has been chosen as the next challenger on Cast Iron Cooks. Alan is not even sure what that is, but Chris and Elmo are excited to be his assistants. The first challenge is to prepare a bowl of P Stew, which is made up entirely of ingredients that begin with the letter P. Elmo, Chris, and Alan race around throwing P foods like pickles, peaches, and porridge into a pot. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Buddy Explores The Tyrannosaurs/Rainy Day Fight"  Buddy, an adopted T. rex, wishes he knew more about his T. rex ancestors. So, Dad takes him and Tiny on the Dinosaur Train back to the early Cretaceous, to visit an ancestor: an earlier version of Tyrannosaurus rex called Raptorex. Rodney Raptorex is a kid who won't grow up to be as big as Buddy will, but the two boys find that they not only have a lot of differences, they have a lot in common, too. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Ant and the Grasshopper"  Littlest Pig is on a picnic and he is starving! Problem is, he didn't plan ahead and pack a snack! The Super Readers fly into the story of Ant and Grasshopper where the jovial grasshopper finds himself equally unprepared for the onset of winter. Will his responsible friend Ant teach him (and Pig) a lesson about planning ahead? Or will the two friends be left out in the cold?G

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "The Lost Egg/Hold On Tight"  The Lost Egg - The kids are decorating the tree house for a party. The Cat knows the world's most fantabulous decorator: Stan the bower bird! Stan teaches the kids how to decorate with almost anything--shells, leaves, and pebbles. Now they can have a party in their own fantabulously decorated tree house! Hold on Tight - Nick is trying to hang onto the monkey bars but can't. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Falcon City"  The Kratt brothers are itching to fly with the world's fastest animal, the Peregrine falcon, which can hit top speeds of 240 mph. But their efforts are side-tracked when the rest of the Wild Kratts team challenges them to find the falcon in the city instead of in the wild, and Chris' Creature Power Suit is accidentally activated with Pigeon Powers ! But then they discover that Zach is sending his Zachbots to clean off a building that has a peregrine falcon nests with chicks! Martin and Chris must activate their Peregrine falcons powers and harness the force of gravity to pull off a high flying creature rescue!. D

3:00 pm 
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

3:30 pm 
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

4:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "On The Road to Cajamarca"  In this episode, host David Yetman, his brother, geologist Dick Yetman and South American archeologist Axel Nielson start at sea level in the town of Chiclayo and then journey upward to the town of Cajamarca. In Chiclayo, they explore the "witches' market," where they find herbs, hallucinogens and other natural remedies that promise everything from basic protection from curses to headache cures. As the trek continues, stop to examine pre-Incan mountaintop aqueducts hand carved into the thick rock of the Andes. D

4:30 pm 
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

5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

6:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford  "Christmas"  Dorcas and Emma each want to give Laura the same gift for Christmas and Laura finds herself caught between the two. As inhabitants of the two towns prepare for holiday festivities, loyalties are tested and tensions build. The arrival of a ragged, bare-footed young woman, who goes by the name of Cinderella Doe, introduces a note of Christmas mystery.G

7:17 pm 
William and Mary   William's daughter, Julia, goes missing when his attention is concentrated on Mary. Meanwhile Mary is suspended from her midwife's duties for endangering a baby's life, and William makes a memorial service go with a bang.G

8:05 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Return to Cranford - Part One"  Judi Dench returns as Miss Matty in this sequel to the award-winning original miniseries. Miss Matty's house is full of life and bustle, including baby Tilly, daughter of Martha and Jem. Her brother, Peter, back from India, is again part of her life. The railroad remains stalled. Miss Matty's friend Mr. Buxton returns to town with his son, William, and niece, Erminia. Part 1 of 2G

9:35 pm 
New Tricks  "God's Waiting Room"  When Sandra's mother, Grace, suffers a fall and acknowledges she can no longer live alone, Grace chooses a nursing home that is the scene of a suspicious death. It becomes apparent the calm fa�ade of the home belies jealousies and petty crimes within. The team uncovers disturbing facts that send them into action.G

10:30 pm 
MI-5  "A Chance for Peace"  Al-Qaeda's number three person offers to negotiate with Harry at a private meeting - the location of a bomb set to detonate that day in exchange for a public pardon for two Al-Qaeda prisoners. The Home Secretary resists, Russia tosses in a new problem for MI-5, and a mole stirs the pot.G

11:30 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford  "Christmas"  Dorcas and Emma each want to give Laura the same gift for Christmas and Laura finds herself caught between the two. As inhabitants of the two towns prepare for holiday festivities, loyalties are tested and tensions build. The arrival of a ragged, bare-footed young woman, who goes by the name of Cinderella Doe, introduces a note of Christmas mystery.G

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