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January 8, 2012
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12:00 am 
Nature  "Birds of the Gods"  Deep in the New Guinean rainforest are birds of unimaginable color and beauty with fabulous plumes of feathers. Europeans called them Birds of Paradise; the people of New Guinea say the birds possess supernatural powers and magic. David Attenborough introduces a young team of New Guinean scientists on a grueling expedition to find and film these Birds of Paradise.G

1:00 am 
Frontline  "Opium Brides"  Current attempts by Afghanistan's government to eradicate opium crops destined for the drug trade are catching young farm girls in the crossfire. Opium farmers have long borrowed money from drug gangs to subsidize their crops. With the eradication program enforced, farmers must repay their debts or give their daughters to drug-traffickers. Afghan journalist Najibullah Qurashi tells the story of families torn apart.G

2:00 am 
MI-5   Harry is still missing; not knowing if he is alive or dead the team hopes to rescue him. The team learns that Harry once thwarted a clandestine operation to smuggle weapons-grade uranium into Iraq to justify the war. Now the rogue officers want their uranium back. As team members work feverishly to find Harry, they find the conspiracy also involves the CIA and MI6.G

3:00 am 
William and Mary   Widowed father of two William Shawcross (Martin Clunes) falls for midwife Mary (Julie Graham) as soon as he sees her picture at an up-market dating agency. Their first date though reveals a few surprises.G

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

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