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4:00 am 
America Beyond The Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr.  "Chicago: Streets of Heaven"  In Chicago, Gates goes inside the city's notorious South Side housing projects to meet their inhabitants. Part 2 of 4G
5:00 am 
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  "Pianist Andre Watts/Practicing & Mistakes"  World-famous pianist, Andre Watts performs for Mister Rogers and they talk about practicing and about making mistakes and learning from them. In Make-Believe, everyone is excited about the poetry reading - except Audrey. She's upset and has been missing. D
5:30 am 
Curious George  "Ski Monkey/George The Grocer"  Ski Monkey - When a blizzard covers the country house with a foot of snow, George can't wait to get outside to play. But he soon learns that such deep snow isn't easy for a monkey to play in, until he learns how much fun it can be to ski, snowshoe and sled. George the Grocer - George really wants the toy oven he sees in the window at the toy store, but first, he has to find a job to earn money to buy it. D
6:00 am 
Wild Kratts  "Tazzy Chris"  When Martin and Chris assist the Tasmanian Wildlife Service in tagging endangered Tasmanian Devils, they discover that Zach Varmitech has been kidnapping them to create a ferocious new Zachbot. Science Concepts: A healthy ecosystem has both predators and scavengers. Scavengers are animals that eat mostly other dead animals. D
6:30 am 
Peep and the Big Wide World/Pocoyo  "The Road Not Taken Part 1, The Road Not Taken Part 2"  The Road Not Taken Part 1 - Peep is late arriving at Chirp's bush. Turns out he took a VERY long route to get there. (There's so much to look at!) The birds use yarn to mark the shortest path from Peep's can to Chirp's bush. D
7:00 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Many Ants Make Light Work/Nest Best Thing"  Many Ants Make Light Work - Nick and Sally are trying to put up a tent in their backyard but it's not working! Nick is pulling when Sally is pushing and it's just making a giant heap! Good thing the Cat knows a million trillion friends who are experts at teamwork! He whisks the kids off to visit an ant colony where Nick and Sally learn that you can do anything when you work together! Nest Best Thing - Nick and Sally have found some bird eggs in their backyard, but their nest is destroyed. Where are they going to keep them? The Cat in the Hat brings them to an expert nest builder, Mrs. Robin, who shows the children how to build a nest especially for those robin eggs. D
7:30 am 
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps  "Angelina and the Marcel Mouseau Mime Challenge/Angelina and the Disco Dance Craze"  Angelina and the Marcel Mouseau Mime Challenge - Marco's favorite mime artist is coming to town and Marco enters a radio drawing to win two free tickets to see the show. Radio Cheddar calls to say Marco has won the tickets, if only he can answer questions over the phone! Marco made a bet with Angelina and if he answers the questions, he loses his bet, but if he doesn't he won't get to go to the Marcel Mouseau show. What will he do? Angelina and the Dance Craze - Gracie discovers the joys of Disco Dancing and just can't stop! She even puts dancing over her responsibilities to help her friends. D
8:00 am 
Bob the Builder  "Following Clues (Pt. 2)"  Muck & the Old School Wall - Spud and Scrambler are still searching for the Golden Hammer. When they see school teacher Ela's class practicing their Chinese dragon dance in costume, they think the dragon is real. They decide to follow it in hopes of locating the Golden Hammer. D
8:30 am 
Franny's Feet  "Tulip Parade/Lots of Space"  Tulip Parade - Franny travels to Holland where she learns about Dutch traditions, and different flowers from which she creates a float for a parade. Lots of Space - In the space station, Franny meets a young astronaut and learns about gravity, and living in space. D
9:00 am 
Thomas & Friends  "Exciting Friends"  Gordon and Ferdinand - Sir Topham Hatt welcomes Ferdinand to his railroad by letting him share Gordon's special. They will be taking the Lion of Sodor to the Summer House and Ferdinand will be Gordon's back engine, which Gordon isn't happy about. They pass workmen who cheer for Ferdinand (not for Gordon or the Lion of Sodor!). D
9:30 am 
Closer to Truth  "Arguing God's Existence?"  You've heard the raucous noise about God; now listen to the cogent arguments, con and pro. Not that determining the existence of God is up for vote; when searching for Truth, majority opinion counts for nothing. D
10:00 am 
Saved by the Bill   The thorough yet humorous look at a proposed bill to require reserved seating at rock concerts explains how Idaho's citizen legislature works and how students and other residents can become involved.G
10:30 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Great Investors: 2012 Outlook"  Guests: Robert Doll, Chief Equity Strategist, BlackRock; Ed Hyman, Chairman, ISI Group. This week's Consuelo Mack WealthTrack features an exclusive interview with Wall Street's long-time number one economist Ed Hyman and "Great Investor" Bob Doll. Consuelo Mack finds out what they expect in the economy and markets in 2012, and strategies to prosper in it. D
11:00 am 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   Birth Control Ban?: GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum's opposition to birth control has progressive activists anticipating another fight over women's reproductive rights. Higher Pay for Low-Wage Workers: More than one million low-income workers in eight states got pay raises thanks to an increase in minimum wage. Women are expected to benefit most since they make up the majority of minimum wage employees. D
11:30 am 
12:00 pm 
Painting and Travel with Roger & Sarah Bansemer  "The White Rose"  Sahah tours the lovely Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois. Roger sets up his easel in one of the nine gardens and paints a white rose. D
12:30 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Fresh from the Clothesline: Quilts and Small Projects, Part 1"  Use your fabric stash and vintage designs to create quick and easy quilted projects. Nancy and vintage quilt expert Darlene Zimmerman take a fresh look at 1930s-1940s quilt fabrics and designs, sharing quick projects and full size quilt designs. Nancy and Darlene also teach you how to create quilts to fit your decor, and how to use your stash of fabrics, no matter what the style. D
1:00 pm 
Quilting Arts  "Diy Fabrics for Quilting"  Let your personality show by making your quilt unique. What better way to accomplish this than learning how to easily design your own signature fabrics? First, Kerr Grabowski gives a lesson on surface design, demonstrating the permanent application of pastels, charcoal, and water soluble crayons. Then, Pokey shares her techniques for monoprinting with oil paint and transfer paper. D
1:30 pm 
Hometime  "Circular Beds"  A front yard is redesigned with a circle theme in the planting beds, the patios and the driveway. D
2:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Make Beautiful Bowls with Your Router"  Bowls made with a router? See the tips, tricks, and techniques for turning a few pieces of scrap wood into beautiful bowls. No big, expensive tools are needed to make the chips fly - just a hand-held router and a special bit. D
2:30 pm 
This Old House  "Bedford Project, Part 14 of 16"  General contractor Tom Silva shows master carpenter Norm Abram how he's restoring the circa 1720 raised panel front door with flexible epoxy and a new paint job. Countertop installer Danny Puccio is on hand as the 1,300-pound marble island top is hefted into the kitchen, and kitchen designer Kathy Marshall shows how the hole in the marble will accommodate a concealed compost bin. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows host Kevin O'Connor how he's upgrading the ducted HVAC system to go from one zone to three with the help of a plug-and-play zone damper system that makes retrofits and zoning a hot air system easy. D
3:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Installing a Solid Oak Front Door; Driving Rebar Into the Ground"  General contractor Tom Silva heads to Atlanta to help a homeowner install a solid oak front door. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Roger shares several tips for driving rebar into the ground. D
3:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "The Northwest Flower & Garden Show; Behind the Scenes of Making it Great"  As we visit one of the greatest flower and garden shows of our time, we go behind the scenes to see every part of how the show comes together. From bare indoor space, to awe inspiring, full-blown gardens, from award-winning designers, world-renowned speakers, every year gardeners from around the world just can't get enough of this great show. D
4:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Mystery"  Smith shows how to evoke curiosity and expectation in the garden and provides examples. He offers helpful information on citronella geraniums, grafting Japanese maples and an easy way to plant potatoes.G
4:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Legislative Preview 2012"  Marcia Franklin speaks with guests Greg Hahn, of Idaho Reports, Betsy Russell, of The Spokesman-Review, John Miller, of The Associated Press and Clark Corbin, of Post Register about the upcoming Idaho legislative session.G
5:00 pm 
William and Mary   Mary is dealing with a truant son and an unusual birth, while her mother is determined to fix up Mary with ex-boyfriend Rick.G
6:00 pm 
NOVA  "Deadliest Volcanoes"  From Washington's Mt. Rainier and Yellowstone National Park to Europe, Japan and Iceland, NOVA follows scientists at work, who are using new tools and techniques that are starting to reveal what makes a volcano tick. Visit the Vesuvius monitoring room filled with electronic equipment to help determine what the mountain is "thinking."G
7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Working for Wildlife"  Professionals and volunteers are in forests and fields - even cities - throughout Idaho working to increase knowledge about wildlife and its chances for survival. Cameras capture "deer tackling" in eastern Idaho; follow scientists and volunteers through deep snows to radio collar the seldom-seen elusive wolverine; and visit a woman raising orphan bears in her backyard in Garden City, adjacent to Boise.G
7:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Elk at Mt. St. Helens/Snowkiting/Lighthouse Photo Essay"  Elk populations are booming at Mount St. Helens, but there is concern about some of the steps designed to help them that include building giant structures in the middle of the Toutle River. Then on the backside of Mount Ashland, a snowkite group is kite skiing up the slopes.G
7:59 pm 
Himalaya with Michael Palin  "North By Northwest"  The former Monty Python player begins his 2,000-mile journey at the Khyber Pass where he takes the Khyber steam railway through the North-West Frontier Provence, home of the Pathan people, who live by the philosophy of hospitality and revenge. He meets a street dentist and prince and is introduced to bull racing. Later in Chirral, Palin views a polo match on the highest polo field in the world. Part 1 of 6G
9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey (S2 E1)"  War now wages in Europe. Young men go to war - or avoid it. Mary returns from London. Matthew stuns everyone with an announcement. Sybl, who experiences sorrow over the number of her dance partners dying in battle, wants to do something of significance and enrolls in a nursing course. Among the servants, a new maid proves difficult and Bates has an announcement for Annie. Mr. Carson tries to run the household with a short staff. Thomas returns to a place at the hospital. Part 1 of 7G
11:00 pm 
New Tricks  "Father's Pride"  A camera and film belonging to a photographic lab assistant murdered in 1987 are discovered in the toilets of a Soho pub. Two images stand out and the team seeks a connection. Gerry's daughter joins the team to help the investigation.G
4:00 am 
WordWorld  "Sh-Sh-Shark!/Dog Wants to Play Ball"  Sh-Sh-Shark!: Shark is misunderstood. Everyone is afraid of him and won't even give him a chance to prove he's friendly. Everyone but Duck, that is, who doesn't know that the letters s and h together make the 'sh' sound, and therefore doesn't know who Shark is. D
4:30 am 
Super Why!  "Sleeping Beauty"  Ahoy Matey! Yo, ho, ho and.a cup of tea?! Uh oh, Princess Pea wants to play Tea Party but Pig and his brothers would like her to play Pirates! The Super Readers travel into the famous story of Sleeping Beauty to speak with a Princess who loves sleeping just as much as Princess Pea loves tea parties! The Super Readers apply their literacy powers to wake Sleeping Beauty.and wake her. D
5:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "The Head and the Heart/Gomez"  From Seattle, Washington, the Head and the Heart indie rock group performs tunes from its self-titled debut album. Then British veterans Gomez follow with eclectic modern rock.G
6:00 am 
West of the Basque   This documentary traces the history of the Basque in Idaho, from the early days of Basque immigrants leaving war-torn Spain and France for jobs as sheepherders in the Idaho mountains to the prominence Basque descendants hold in Idaho society today. Now dancers, language institutes and historic sites help keep the heritage alive for a people who added a vibrant layer to the state's rich tapestry.G
7:00 am 
Dialogue  "Legislative Preview 2012"  Marcia Franklin speaks with guests Greg Hahn, of Idaho Reports, Betsy Russell, of The Spokesman-Review, John Miller, of The Associated Press and Clark Corbin, of Post Register about the upcoming Idaho legislative session.G
7:30 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Working for Wildlife"  Professionals and volunteers are in forests and fields - even cities - throughout Idaho working to increase knowledge about wildlife and its chances for survival. Cameras capture "deer tackling" in eastern Idaho; follow scientists and volunteers through deep snows to radio collar the seldom-seen elusive wolverine; and visit a woman raising orphan bears in her backyard in Garden City, adjacent to Boise.G
7:59 am 
Oregon Field Guide  "Arctic White Geese/Paragliding Race/Treeverse"  The episode follows a group of volunteers, who for 13 years have been documenting Arctic geese that migrate through the Malheur Refuge where they find geese from Russia and Canada. Then paragliders fill the skies as they compete to reach GPS waypoints spread between Jacksonville and Medford.G
8:30 am 
Roadtrip Nation  "Las Vegas - Phoenix"  After arriving in Las Vegas, Nev., the Roadtrippers meet up with Rex Doty, a toy maker that creates toys for children in need, who inspires the team through his passion for giving. Next, the team heads to the restaurant Rick Moonen's rm Seafood to speak with none other than its charismatic chef and owner, Rick Moonen. D
9:00 am 
Antiques Roadshow  "Tulsa, OK - Hour One"  The 16th season begins with host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry at the Pawnee Bill Ranch to see some show-stopping Wild West posters. At the convention center, appraisers find a signed note from Mother Teresa, a custom model 1894 Winchester possibly used in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, and a collection of late 17th- or early 18th-century Chinese rhinoceros horn carved libation cups valued up to $1.5 million, a new ROADSHOW record. Part 1 of 3G
10:00 am 
NOVA  "Deadliest Volcanoes"  From Washington's Mt. Rainier and Yellowstone National Park to Europe, Japan and Iceland, NOVA follows scientists at work, who are using new tools and techniques that are starting to reveal what makes a volcano tick. Visit the Vesuvius monitoring room filled with electronic equipment to help determine what the mountain is "thinking."G
11:00 am 
NOVA  "Deadliest Earthquakes"  The epic earthquakes of 2010 delivered one of the highest death tolls ever recorded. NOVA follows a team of U.S. geologists as they enter Haiti and Chile immediately after devastating quakes to hunt for crucial evidence to help determine exactly what happened deep underground.G
12:00 pm 
Globalization at the Crossroads with Hernando de Soto   Globalization has produced unprecedented prosperity in the past 60 years, yet the vast majority of the world's population - 80 percent - remains excluded from the system by Byzantine legal procedures and political repression. No matter how hard they work, they never can get ahead and reap the rewards of their enterprise. Shot on location across four continents, GLOBALIZATION AT THE CROSSROADS documents the disparities of wealth feeding that desperation, and suggests a solution in the work of renowned Peruvian economist, author and property rights activist Hernando de Soto and his Institute for Liberty and Democracy. D
1:00 pm 
Need to Know   NULL
1:30 pm 
2:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "What's Your Money Personality?"  How do you act with money? Are you a "Money Star," "Oblivious," or "Penny Wise Pound Foolish"? This episode looks at the range of emotional reactions and connections people have with money. So what personality are you? Find out in this episode. D
2:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Zumwalt Cooperation, Nature Sound Recordings, Silver Falls State Park"  John Hartog heads into the countryside with a microphone and recording deck to capture the natural sounds of wild Oregon. Studies at the Nature Conservancy's Zumwalt Prairie Preserve show low to moderate grazing does not harm survival of ground nesting birds.G
3:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Not Just for Kids"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the ultimate Chicken Nuggets at home. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of yellow mustard. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for broiler-safe cooking dishes. D
3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Three-Part Travel Skills Special"  Rick shoots his travel tips on location in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, the Rhine and Swiss Alps. He demonstrates how to stay safe in unfamiliar locations and shows how to get around in a variety of environments. Part 2 of 3G
4:00 pm 
NOVA  "Deadliest Volcanoes"  From Washington's Mt. Rainier and Yellowstone National Park to Europe, Japan and Iceland, NOVA follows scientists at work, who are using new tools and techniques that are starting to reveal what makes a volcano tick. Visit the Vesuvius monitoring room filled with electronic equipment to help determine what the mountain is "thinking."G
5:00 pm 
Martin Luther  "Driven to Defiance"  Martin Luther is born into a world dominated by the Catholic Church. For the keenly spiritual Luther, the Church's promise of salvation is irresistible. Caught in a thunderstorm and terrified by the possiblity of imminent death, he vows to become a monk. But after entering the monastery, Luther becomes increasingly doubful that the Church can actually offer him salvation.G
6:00 pm 
Tavis Smiley Reports  "Dudamel: Conducting A Life"  Smiley's fourth quarter special report offers a candid look into the world of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's star conductor, and examines the resurgence of music programs across the United States. In an in-depth interview with Dudamel, Smiley examines the power of music and how the conductor and others are working together to develop programs to introduce children to sheet music and classical music instruction.G
7:00 pm 
Muhammad Ali: Made In Miami   In 1960, Cassius Clay arrives home in Miami with a gold medal from the Olympics. Over the course of the next few years, he evolves professionally and politically, heavily influenced by the vibrant life around him, as he becomes Muhammad Ali.G
8:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Tulsa, OK - Hour One"  The 16th season begins with host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry at the Pawnee Bill Ranch to see some show-stopping Wild West posters. At the convention center, appraisers find a signed note from Mother Teresa, a custom model 1894 Winchester possibly used in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, and a collection of late 17th- or early 18th-century Chinese rhinoceros horn carved libation cups valued up to $1.5 million, a new ROADSHOW record. Part 1 of 3G
9:00 pm 
Martin Luther  "Driven to Defiance"  Martin Luther is born into a world dominated by the Catholic Church. For the keenly spiritual Luther, the Church's promise of salvation is irresistible. Caught in a thunderstorm and terrified by the possiblity of imminent death, he vows to become a monk. But after entering the monastery, Luther becomes increasingly doubful that the Church can actually offer him salvation.G
10:00 pm 
Tavis Smiley Reports  "Dudamel: Conducting A Life"  Smiley's fourth quarter special report offers a candid look into the world of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's star conductor, and examines the resurgence of music programs across the United States. In an in-depth interview with Dudamel, Smiley examines the power of music and how the conductor and others are working together to develop programs to introduce children to sheet music and classical music instruction.G
11:00 pm 
Muhammad Ali: Made In Miami   In 1960, Cassius Clay arrives home in Miami with a gold medal from the Olympics. Over the course of the next few years, he evolves professionally and politically, heavily influenced by the vibrant life around him, as he becomes Muhammad Ali.G
4:00 am 
Critical Issues In School Reform  "Reflecting On Teaching Practice: Student Work, Teacher Work, and Standards, Part 1 Math"  A tenth-grade math teacher from San Bruno, California, presents a sample of student work from her classroom to a group of teachers, administrators, and a facilitator. The group uses a "tuning protocol" to examine this work, give the teacher feedback, and discuss its implications for her teaching practice. D
5:00 am 
Critical Issues In School Reform  "Reflecting On Teaching Practice: Student Work and Teacher Work, Part II Science"  A fourth-grade teacher from Worcester, Massachusetts, shares a sample of work from her science classroom with a group of teachers and administrators in a facilitated "consultancy" that focuses on a question posed by the teacher about the student work and her teaching practice.G
5:30 am 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Indian Style"  There's something about the flavorful combination of ingredients in Indian food that makes it a really nice change of pace from our typical weeknight meals. Sara's friend Madhur Jaffrey joins her in the kitchen today to prepare a few of her quick and easy Indian favorites, like a tender Pork Vindaloo. Hard-boiled Eggs Masala is quick and nutritious served with a side of Whole Green Lentils, and Royal Chicken Cooked in Yogurt is paired with a cauliflower dish that is absolutely delicious. D
6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Andalucia, Gibraltar and Tangier"  Exploring the quintessence of Spanish culture in Andalucia, Rick rolls down from whitewashed hill towns to the coast and takes in the windsurfing at Tarifa. He catches a bit of Britain on the Rock of Gibraltar and then sails to Africa for a Moroccan finale in Tangier.G
6:30 am 
Travelscope  "Taiwan - The Culture of Tea"  The mystery and majesty of tea is explored when Joseph spotlights the culture of this royal beverage on Taiwan. During this adventure he travels to Lujang to join in the creation of traditional tea snacks, visits an Assam tea farm in Nantou, participates in a formal tea ceremony in Tainan and tops it all off with a visit to the annual Lantern Festival in Chiayi. Along the way he meets the masters of Taiwan's pottery, tin-sculpting and lantern-making arts. D
7:00 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "The 12 Principles"  Opening a new season, Smith gives an overview of the 12 design principles that will be used in the shows, illustrated by examples in his own Garden Home Retreat. He also shares tips on maintaining a lawn and gets advice from an expert on espalier fruit trees.G
7:30 am 
Ask This Old House  "Installing a Solid Oak Front Door; Driving Rebar Into the Ground"  General contractor Tom Silva heads to Atlanta to help a homeowner install a solid oak front door. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Roger shares several tips for driving rebar into the ground. D
8:00 am 
For Your Home  "From The Floor Up"  NULL
8:30 am 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Wine and Cheese"  Bring the vineyard indoors with a wine and cheese party. Tickle guests' taste buds with zucchini poppers, blue cheese with rosemary honey, and bean and feta salad. Turn fruit into art with a stylish grape sculpture and a chic grape centerpiece. D
9:00 am 
Knit & Crochet Today  "Mixing Knit & Crochet"  Have you ever had anyone ask you which is better, knit or crochet? Well we think they're both great. Today we are ending the knit vs crochet battle once and for all by combining both techniques. First we have a gourgeous sweater and then a pair of fingerless beaded gloves. We will also visit with designer/teacher/author Barry Klein.G
9:30 am 
Donna Dewberry Show  "New Traditions"  Donna expands her decorating ideas in a variety of directions in this new series, which features her new one-stitch sewing technique and her familiar one-stroke painting method. She begins by painting four gallery-style canvases for a wall group in her "New Traditions" style, then makes a complementary throw using fabric painted in similar patterns.G
10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Easier Italian Favorites"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster teaches host Christopher Kimball how to make Hearty Minestrone at home using supermarket ingredients. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Almost Hands-Free Risotto. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus investigates whether vacuum robots can do all the work for you. D
10:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "New Orleans: The Sicilian Quarter"  NULL
11:00 am 
Social Studies In Action: A Methodology Workshop, K-5  "Workshop 2. Teaching for Understanding"  How do we plan for learning? This session focuses on the Teaching for Understanding model, a framework for unit planning developed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The onscreen teachers use the framework to analyze unit planning in classroom videos, plan for their own social studies units, and create a pictorial timeline of U.S. history that outlines an entire year of learning. D
12:00 pm 
Assessment In Math and Science: What's The Point?  "What'd I Get?"  Well-designed performance tasks give teachers the information necessary to evaluate the depth of students' understanding — but how can teachers determine nquality work? This workshop demonstrates how teachers can construct assessment tools for benchmarks of student understanding. The role of students in the construction of scoring tools and the process of assessment will be a primary focus. D
1:30 pm 
Connecting with the Arts: A Teaching Practices Library, 6-8  "Breathing Life Into Myths"  A language arts teacher draws on puppetry techniques and help from her school. D
2:00 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Biodiversity Decline"  Species are being lost at a rapid rate in rainforests and coral reefs. Yet many species still have not been discovered. Tropical scientists struggle to keep ahead of the bulldozers as they work to understand this complex ecosystem. D
2:30 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Energy Challenges"  Global energy use increases by the day. Polluting the atmosphere with ever more carbon dioxide is not a viable solution for our future energy needs. Can new technologies such as carbon sequestration and ethanol production help provide the energy we need without pushing the concentrations of CO2 to dangerous levels?G
3:00 pm 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 3. Evolution and Phylogenetics"  The ability to compare DNA sequences from different organisms is refining our perspective on evolution. This session illustrates how molecular techniques are now combined with fossil evidence to explore relationships in organisms from whales to anthrax. D
3:30 pm 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 4. Microbial Diversity"  Microbial diversity far surpasses all other diversity on the planet. This session examines recent studies of microbes including extremophiles, the comparisons of Bacteria and Archaea, and the formation and life cycle of biofilms. D
4:00 pm 
Critical Issues In School Reform  "Reflecting On Teaching Practice: Student Work, Teacher Work, and Standards, Part 1 Math"  A tenth-grade math teacher from San Bruno, California, presents a sample of student work from her classroom to a group of teachers, administrators, and a facilitator. The group uses a "tuning protocol" to examine this work, give the teacher feedback, and discuss its implications for her teaching practice. D
5:00 pm 
Critical Issues In School Reform  "Reflecting On Teaching Practice: Student Work and Teacher Work, Part II Science"  A fourth-grade teacher from Worcester, Massachusetts, shares a sample of work from her science classroom with a group of teachers and administrators in a facilitated "consultancy" that focuses on a question posed by the teacher about the student work and her teaching practice.G
5:30 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Indian Style"  There's something about the flavorful combination of ingredients in Indian food that makes it a really nice change of pace from our typical weeknight meals. Sara's friend Madhur Jaffrey joins her in the kitchen today to prepare a few of her quick and easy Indian favorites, like a tender Pork Vindaloo. Hard-boiled Eggs Masala is quick and nutritious served with a side of Whole Green Lentils, and Royal Chicken Cooked in Yogurt is paired with a cauliflower dish that is absolutely delicious. D
6:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Andalucia, Gibraltar and Tangier"  Exploring the quintessence of Spanish culture in Andalucia, Rick rolls down from whitewashed hill towns to the coast and takes in the windsurfing at Tarifa. He catches a bit of Britain on the Rock of Gibraltar and then sails to Africa for a Moroccan finale in Tangier.G
6:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Taiwan - The Culture of Tea"  The mystery and majesty of tea is explored when Joseph spotlights the culture of this royal beverage on Taiwan. During this adventure he travels to Lujang to join in the creation of traditional tea snacks, visits an Assam tea farm in Nantou, participates in a formal tea ceremony in Tainan and tops it all off with a visit to the annual Lantern Festival in Chiayi. Along the way he meets the masters of Taiwan's pottery, tin-sculpting and lantern-making arts. D
7:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "The 12 Principles"  Opening a new season, Smith gives an overview of the 12 design principles that will be used in the shows, illustrated by examples in his own Garden Home Retreat. He also shares tips on maintaining a lawn and gets advice from an expert on espalier fruit trees.G
7:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Installing a Solid Oak Front Door; Driving Rebar Into the Ground"  General contractor Tom Silva heads to Atlanta to help a homeowner install a solid oak front door. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Roger shares several tips for driving rebar into the ground. D
8:00 pm 
For Your Home  "From The Floor Up"  NULL
8:30 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Wine and Cheese"  Bring the vineyard indoors with a wine and cheese party. Tickle guests' taste buds with zucchini poppers, blue cheese with rosemary honey, and bean and feta salad. Turn fruit into art with a stylish grape sculpture and a chic grape centerpiece. D
9:00 pm 
Knit & Crochet Today  "Mixing Knit & Crochet"  Have you ever had anyone ask you which is better, knit or crochet? Well we think they're both great. Today we are ending the knit vs crochet battle once and for all by combining both techniques. First we have a gourgeous sweater and then a pair of fingerless beaded gloves. We will also visit with designer/teacher/author Barry Klein.G
9:30 pm 
Donna Dewberry Show  "New Traditions"  Donna expands her decorating ideas in a variety of directions in this new series, which features her new one-stitch sewing technique and her familiar one-stroke painting method. She begins by painting four gallery-style canvases for a wall group in her "New Traditions" style, then makes a complementary throw using fabric painted in similar patterns.G
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Easier Italian Favorites"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster teaches host Christopher Kimball how to make Hearty Minestrone at home using supermarket ingredients. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Almost Hands-Free Risotto. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus investigates whether vacuum robots can do all the work for you. D
10:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "New Orleans: The Sicilian Quarter"  NULL
11:00 pm 
Theater Talk   Actors Kurt Peterson and Harvey Evans, two company members of the original 1971 cast of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's Follies are joined by producer Ted Chapin (a "gofer" for the original production), author of When Everything Was Possible: The Birth of The Musical 'Follies.' Next up, we toast the New Year with Jackie Hoffman (of Hairspray and The Addam's Family), who starred in the soon-to-be holiday classic Jackie Hoffman's A Chanukah Carol. D
11:30 pm 
Closer to Truth  "Immortality and Eternal Life"  I'd like to live forever. Wouldn't you? But what would "living forever" mean? Almost every religion offers life after death. What would immortality and eternal life be like?. D
4:30 am 
Independent Lens  "Behind The Rainbow"  With the 2009 presidential election looming in South Africa after two tumultuous decades, this film by Jihan El-Tahri and Steven Markowitz seeks out untold accounts of the country's political problems, struggles and realities.G
6:00 am 
Global Voices  "Cuba: An African Odyssey Part 1"  From Che Guevara's military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in South Africa, 300,000 Cubans fought alongside African revolutionaries. CUBA, AN AFRICAN ODYSSEY is the previously untold story of Cuba's support for African revolutions, one of the Cold War's most vigorous contests over resources and ideology. D
7:00 am 
To Be Heard   A look at a unique poetry class in the Bronx for at-risk kids where anything could be said or shared. This one-hour documentary is directed and produced by the instructors who run the poetry program; their commitment to their students is palpable, the impact on their students' lives is real and long-lasting. D
8:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Working for Wildlife"  Professionals and volunteers are in forests and fields - even cities - throughout Idaho working to increase knowledge about wildlife and its chances for survival. Cameras capture "deer tackling" in eastern Idaho; follow scientists and volunteers through deep snows to radio collar the seldom-seen elusive wolverine; and visit a woman raising orphan bears in her backyard in Garden City, adjacent to Boise.G
8:30 am 
Dialogue  "Legislative Preview 2012"  Marcia Franklin speaks with guests Greg Hahn, of Idaho Reports, Betsy Russell, of The Spokesman-Review, John Miller, of The Associated Press and Clark Corbin, of Post Register about the upcoming Idaho legislative session.G
9:00 am 
Global Voices  "My Country, My Country"  Telling the the behind-the-scenes story of the January 2005 national elections in Iraq from the perspective of the people who planned, participated in and boycotted them, this documentary is a sobering look at Iraq two years after the U.S.-led invasion and a testament to the courage of people willing to put their lives on the line for the promise of democracy. D
10:30 am 
Independent Lens  "Behind The Rainbow"  With the 2009 presidential election looming in South Africa after two tumultuous decades, this film by Jihan El-Tahri and Steven Markowitz seeks out untold accounts of the country's political problems, struggles and realities.G
12:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Cuba: An African Odyssey Part 1"  From Che Guevara's military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in South Africa, 300,000 Cubans fought alongside African revolutionaries. CUBA, AN AFRICAN ODYSSEY is the previously untold story of Cuba's support for African revolutions, one of the Cold War's most vigorous contests over resources and ideology. D
1:00 pm 
To Be Heard   A look at a unique poetry class in the Bronx for at-risk kids where anything could be said or shared. This one-hour documentary is directed and produced by the instructors who run the poetry program; their commitment to their students is palpable, the impact on their students' lives is real and long-lasting. D
2:00 pm 
Gates of the Arctic: Alaska's Brooks Range   The vast and remote Brooks Range, a mountain chain stretching across northern Alaska and into Canada's Yukon Territory, inspired a national wilderness-protection movement with its pristine vistas and habitats teeming with wildlife. Narrated by award-winning actress Glenn Close, GATES OF THE ARCTIC journeys to this seldom-seen natural treasure, one of the most remote and pristine places in North America, to explore the region's inhabitants, culture and history. The few travelers fortunate enough to visit the Brooks Range share their experiences, while stunning high-definition photography captures several brief and unexpected encounters some of region's diverse animal life and a few of its exceptional local characters. D
3:00 pm 
49th Star: Creating Alaska   Fifty years ago, in 1955-56, a group of Alaskans meets for 75 days in Fairbanks to hammer out the structure of a new state and its branches of government. This documentary chronicles their work and charts Alaska's journey from Russian territory to America's largest state.G
4:00 pm 
Global Voices  "My Country, My Country"  Telling the the behind-the-scenes story of the January 2005 national elections in Iraq from the perspective of the people who planned, participated in and boycotted them, this documentary is a sobering look at Iraq two years after the U.S.-led invasion and a testament to the courage of people willing to put their lives on the line for the promise of democracy. D
5:30 pm 
Independent Lens  "Behind The Rainbow"  With the 2009 presidential election looming in South Africa after two tumultuous decades, this film by Jihan El-Tahri and Steven Markowitz seeks out untold accounts of the country's political problems, struggles and realities.G
7:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Cuba: An African Odyssey Part 1"  From Che Guevara's military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in South Africa, 300,000 Cubans fought alongside African revolutionaries. CUBA, AN AFRICAN ODYSSEY is the previously untold story of Cuba's support for African revolutions, one of the Cold War's most vigorous contests over resources and ideology. D
8:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Working for Wildlife"  Professionals and volunteers are in forests and fields - even cities - throughout Idaho working to increase knowledge about wildlife and its chances for survival. Cameras capture "deer tackling" in eastern Idaho; follow scientists and volunteers through deep snows to radio collar the seldom-seen elusive wolverine; and visit a woman raising orphan bears in her backyard in Garden City, adjacent to Boise.G
8:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Legislative Preview 2012"  Marcia Franklin speaks with guests Greg Hahn, of Idaho Reports, Betsy Russell, of The Spokesman-Review, John Miller, of The Associated Press and Clark Corbin, of Post Register about the upcoming Idaho legislative session.G
9:00 pm 
Global Voices  "My Country, My Country"  Telling the the behind-the-scenes story of the January 2005 national elections in Iraq from the perspective of the people who planned, participated in and boycotted them, this documentary is a sobering look at Iraq two years after the U.S.-led invasion and a testament to the courage of people willing to put their lives on the line for the promise of democracy. D
10:30 pm 
Independent Lens  "Behind The Rainbow"  With the 2009 presidential election looming in South Africa after two tumultuous decades, this film by Jihan El-Tahri and Steven Markowitz seeks out untold accounts of the country's political problems, struggles and realities.G

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