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History Detectives   Tukufu Zuberi investigates a pair of Woolworth signs that might have been part of the 1960 lunch-counter sit-ins. The owner of a set of toy soldiers still wonders if the father of his childhood friend was a Nazi spy. Another man has a journal of liquor recipes that makes him wonder if his uncle was a Prohibition bootlegger.G
9:00 pm 
War  "The Ghost Front"  (December 1944-March 1945) America wearies of the war. In the Pacific, progress is slow and costly, with each island more fiercely defended than the last. In Europe, the Allies are unprepared for Hitler's massive counterattack that launches December 16 in the Ardennes Forest in Belgium and Luxemburg. Bombing attacks hammer Germany and Japan. Part 6 of 7G
11:01 pm 
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Global Spirit (Expired)  "The Shaman, The Spirit Healer and the Earth"  For native peoples everywhere, life is a gift that must be respected and honored. In this Global Spirit episode, host Phil Cousineau is joined by Flordemayo, a Mayan spirit healer, and Angaangaq, an Eskimo-Kalaalit Shaman from Greenland. Meeting for the first time, these two indigenous guests share their ancient wisdom and knowledge about man's relationship to nature, as well as the profoundly sacred nature of all life. D
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "The Fabric of the Cosmos - Universe Or Multiverse?"  Hard as it is to swallow, cutting-edge theories are suggesting that our universe may not be the only universe. Instead, it may be just one of an infinite number of worlds that make up the multiverse. Part 4 of 4G
10:00 pm 
Human Spark  "Brain Matters"  Viewers can peer into Alan Alda's head with a variety of high-tech imaging techniques, looking for his human spark. The unique circuitry that provides us language ability is closely tied to the ability to make and use complex tools. Alda finds the site of his ability to figure out what others are thinking and discovers that the ability to imagine lies in a brain region nearby. Part 3 of 3G
11:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Calls of the Wild"  Host Alan Alda eavesdrops with scientists on the sounds of creatures as diverse as elephants and spiders, warblers and bees, crickets and bats. They seek to understand what non-human life is saying and why.G
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"  Philadelphia is one of America's oldest and most interesting cities and the birthplace of our nation. Find out how it was founded as a Quaker colony and why it's the guardian of The Liberty Bell. Learn why Philadelphia is considered the city of brotherly love, tour the largest collection of outdoor murals and visit a Masonic Temple. D
8:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Sweets for My Sweet"  Tartelettes Aux Fruit Panaches; Tarte Tatin; Meme's Apple Tart; Individual Chocolate And Nut Pies. D
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Rise and Shine Breakfast"  Host Christopher Kimball discusses the science behind scrambled eggs with science expert Guy Crosby. Then, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to perfect Scrambled Eggs. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the best toaster ovens in the Equipment Corner. D
9:30 pm 
Kimchi Chronicles  "The Beef Chronicles"  This episode traces the history of beef by tapping into Korea's religious, political and economic evolutions. Marja and her friends, food experts Diana and Jennifer, enjoy bulgogi in Seoul. Then, Marja samples bulgogi again in Andong, the spiritual capital of Korea, at a restaurant that produces thousands of ceramic jars of deonjang, a soybean paste that flavors much of Korean cooking. D
10:00 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Baja Beach House Cooking"  Rick introduces viewers to some of Los Cabos top chefs and their restaurants then cooks dinner for them at a luxurious beach house. Margarita Carrillo, chef/owner of Don Emiliano Restaurant in San Jose del Cabo, joins Rick to purchase the local cabrillo fish and to visit Tamarindo's Farm for organically grown produce. Rick makes a tamarind chile sauce to go with his fish and eggplant course. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life"  After exploring the half-timbered charm of Rouen, we reflect on Monet's lily ponds, peek in on local artisans, and set up an easel at Honfleur's harbor. We venture into composer Eric Satie's eccentric world and feast on the finest of Normandy cuisine. After pondering sacrifice and celebrating freedom on the D-Day beaches, we hike with pilgrims to the enchanted island abbey of Mont St. Michel.G
11:00 pm 
Arts In Every Classroom, The: A Video Library, K-5  "Collaborating with a Cultural Resource"  A fourth–grade teacher and a museum educator in New Orleans collaborate to develop a unit of study with ties to language arts, social studies, and visual art. Students explore the work of a well–known artist, visit an exhibition of his work, meet for a drawing lesson alongside the Mississippi River, and create poems and pictures that they proudly display to their parents. D
11:30 pm 
Arts In Every Classroom, The: A Video Library, K-5  "Bringing Artists to Your Community"  Successful collaborations between classroom teachers and artists who come for a residency enrich the curriculum of this rural school in Idalia, Colorado. A visiting actor brings story–telling and vocabulary to life for kindergarten and fourth–grade students and their teachers, while a musician engages first– and third–grade students in writing songs that relate to subjects they are studying. D
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Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Special: Planet of the Apes"  Trekkers visit the last strongholds of several rare and sometimes endangered species of primates.G
11:00 pm 
History Detectives   Host Elyse Luray floors country music singer Clint Black with the information she uncovers about his turn-of-the-20th-century book of wanted posters. Then, can Eduardo Pagan link a chunk of molten metal to the B-25 Bomber that crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945? Did HISTORY DETECTIVES find a slide of Bettie Page, "Queen of Pinups," that somehow escaped the censorship of the 1950s? Finally, a six-foot metal bar tells the story behind the original iconic Hollywood sign. D

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