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December 8, 2012
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1:00 am 
Western Tradition  "The Renaissance and the Age of Discovery"  In art, scholarship, and exploration, Europe is possessed by a new passion for knowledge.G
1:30 am 
Western Tradition  "The Renaissance and the New World"  The discovery of the Americas presents new challenges to Europe's ideas and institutions.G
2:00 am 
Unfinished Nation  "What Price Freedom"  Reconstruction plans discussed long before wars end, with little agreement. Lincoln's assassination brings Johnson into office. New president grants amnesty to thousands of former Confederates: plantation owners, politicians, generals. Angers Radical Republicans in Congress. Mid-year Republican victories give party clout to override Johnson's vetoes of their proactive Reconstruction efforts. Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to Constitution passed. Johnson impeached and just misses conviction in Senate. Grant elected his successor.G
2:30 am 
Unfinished Nation  "Tattered Remains"  White Southerners consider Reconstruction vicious and destructive; former slaves see it as small step toward gaining economic and political power. Improvements occur in Southern public education; blacks rebuild family structures. Sharecropping initiated to get the land into production without cash outlay; abuses of system. Hayes elected president and withdraws last of troops. Violence used to subvert voting privileges of black citizens. Legal barriers enacted, supported by Supreme Court, diminish the rights blacks had gained.G
3:00 am 
Unfinished Nation  "Right Turn"  Politics and diplomacy after Watergate. The Ford custodianship. The trials of Jimmy Carter. Iranian hostage crisis. The rise of the new American right: the Sunbelt and its politics, religious revivalism, tax revolt. The campaign of 1980. The Reagan revolution: supply-side economics, fiscal crisis, international relations, election of 1984. Waning of the Cold War. The Bush presidency; the Gulf War.G
3:30 am 
Unfinished Nation  "World of Uncertainty"  Launching the Clinton presidency; the Republican resurgence. Election of 1996. Clinton, triumphant and embattled; impeachment and acquittal. Contested election of 2000. Economic growth in the 1980s and 1990s, downturn in 2000s. Globalization and its perils. America's changing and more diverse society. The world scene. A new era?.G
4:00 am 
Survival: Lives in the Balance  "Distant Places, Forgotten Lives (Niger)"  Tropical diseases threaten a billion people in the world today. Most of those people live in countries that do not have the resources to combat these diseases. In a striking move, a group of pharmaceutical companies pledge to donate enough drugs to target five tropical diseases that affect tens of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. Part 2 of 4G
5:00 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Living with Earth (Pt. 1)"  Expresses human responses to the destructive forces of natural phenomena, such as earthquakes and landslides.G
5:30 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Living with Earth (Pt. 2)"  Explores the impact of human activity on Earth and discusses ways in which people can shape their actions to benefit Earth.G
6:00 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   Haiti Priest Doctor - Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on Father Rick Frechette who came to Haiti 25 years ago to build a school and shelter for orphans. Seeing the need for doctors, he subsequently went to medical school and his mission now operates the largest pediatric hospital in Haiti as well orphanages schools and other hospitals in that troubled nation. Evangelicals and the Election - Host Bob Abernethy talks with Southern Baptist and culture war leader Richard Land, who is stepping down next year as President of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. D
6:30 am 
7:00 am 
Second Opinion  "Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)"  Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder affecting the large intestines, which often has life-altering effects. While the syndrome can be both physically and emotionally disruptive, good treatments are available. Hear about the options from the experts and about the challenges from Erin Slater, who was diagnosed with IBS when she was only 17. D
7:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "It's Chicken Time"  Everyone loves a great chicken dish and in this episode Lidia demonstrates the Braised Chicken with Smoky Provola and the Chicken Cacciatore Dishes. She also prepares a wonderful summertime salad, Panzanella, made of tomatoes and day old bread. D
8:00 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Naturally Vegetarian Mexican"  Forget soy and tofu; these are authentic Mexican recipes where produce, fruits and vegetables are naturally the stars. Zucchini Soup with Tortilla Crisps; Cactus Paddle Tostadas; Fluffy Plantain and Pecan Bread. D
8:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Omelets with Guest Todd English"  The secret to making the perfect omelet - that's what's up on this week's episode of Simply Ming. Host Ming Tsai teams up with friend and celebrity chef, Todd English who share techniques from their French culinary training and create two delectable dishes: a Shitake Omelet with Crab Salad and Arugula Sauce and a Vidalia Onion Omelet with Lox Orecciette Pasta and Avocado-Cucumber Salsa. D
9:00 am 
Christina  "With Gratitude"  It's time to count our blessings and celebrate with our loved ones gathered around us. But in a season dedicated to stuffing something, it need not be you! In this class, we'll create a feast that will win hearts and minds.and waistlines, making us all grateful we don't have to spend additional time on the treadmill to un-do the damage. D
9:30 am 
Martha Stewart's Cooking School  "Roasting"  This episode is devoted to roasting, a straightforward and adaptable technique that also works well for meat, fish and chicken. Martha's roast chicken showcases the benefits of this method, with a crisp exterior and moist interior. Because roasting so beautifully concentrates the flavors of the ingredients, it's also well suited to vegetables, and Martha includes a recipe for a delicious roasted root vegetable salad. D
10:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Dinner at the Diner"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster updates a classic recipe for Patty Melts. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of mac and cheese. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for commuter mugs. D
10:30 am 
The Mind of a Chef  "Spain"  Learn all about Spain's influence on David Chang's career. He visits with some of his idols - Juan Mari Arzak and Andoni Aduriz - makes fideos, salt cod omelet and a sponge cake from chef Albert Adria. D
11:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Gnocchi and Panzanella"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make foolproof Gnocchi at Home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for rotary graters. Then, Chris discusses with science expert Guy Crosby the science of soil and its effect on the taste of tomatoes. D
11:30 am 
Scrapbook Soup   The first segment features Julie Fei-Fan Balzer creating a romantic page layout using paper flowers and painting techniques. Then, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer shows how to make zentangle earrings. Next, Jo Pearson demonstrates foam block printing. D
12:00 pm 
Jerry Yarnell School of Fine Art  "Above The Waves, Part 2"  Jerry completes the sky by adding clouds, explaining the brush strokes he uses. He under paints the canvas.G
12:30 pm 
1:00 pm 
This Old House  "Cambridge 2012/Hot Stuff"  Kevin and Norm find the painters spraying the house a sunny yellow, while Tom trims out the windows with a custom detail specified by the architect. Custom copper half-round gutters and a Danish wood-burning fireplace go in, and homeowner Sally Peterson explores what commercial-grade cooking appliances can do for her kitchen. D
1:30 pm 
This Old House  "Cambridge 2012/Swedish Details"  Tom shows Kevin how he's installing Southern yellow pine board accents in key spots for architectural interest and to coordinate with the prefinished maple flooring that Norm is installing. Tile's going in the master bath, and the roof deck gets PVC porch boards and a custom rail treatment. D
2:00 pm 
American Woodshop  "Ionic Column Table"  Influenced by classical Greek architecture, these legs define balanced design proportion. The golden section is a ratio of roughly 3 to 5. This ratio is found in many great designs in nature and in fine art. D
2:30 pm 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Bamboo Vanity"  This time on Rough Cut, Tommy teaches a variety of tips and tricks that can be applied to any cabinet, when he makes a simple Bamboo Vanity perfect as a base cabinet in a kitchen or bathroom. For the Rough Cut Road Trip, Tommy heads to the West Coast to meet Dan Smith, the inventor of a very cool sustainable bamboo product used in this week's project. Back in the shop, series favorite, Al D'Attansio, joins Tommy. D
3:00 pm 
MotorWeek  "Bmw M5"  Road Test: 2013 BMW M5 Road Test: 2013 Tesla Model S Goss' Garage: Internet Advice. D
3:30 pm 
America's Heartland   See how a bad drought meant good news for a Wyoming farmer hauling in a harvest of high protein wheat. A Wisconsin dairy divides its herd to meet customer demands for traditional and organic milk products. And we take you from farm to fork to spice up some recipes for green beans. D
4:00 pm 
NOVA  "Hunting The Edge of Space - The Ever Expanding Universe"  The conclusion investigates the universe's distant past - and its future. Modern telescopes add a mysterious new twist: The majority of the stuff of the universe is invisible, tied up in dark matter and dark energy. A new generation of telescopes embarks on a new mission, to seek out these mysterious dark forces. Part 2 of 2G
5:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Baltimore, MD - Hour Three"  Appraisers find a rare violin made in 1798 by French violinmaker Nicolas Lupot, accompanied by a bow crafted in the style of Dominique Peccatte. The violin is valued up to $140,000 and the bow $20,000. Part 3 of 3G
6:00 pm 
Priceless Antiques Roadshow   Ceramics specialist Will Farmer meets fanatical members of the Clarice Cliff Collectors Club. Later, some of the more bizarre items seen on the show over the years are unwrapped.G
6:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "London: Historic and Dynamic"  Rick ponders royal tombs in Westminster Abbey, learns how to triple the calories of an English scone at teatime, discovers treasures in the British Library, and enjoys the vibrant evening scene in Soho. He uncovers Churchill's secret World War II headquarters, joins the 9-to-5 crowd in the new London, shops where the queen shops, and straddles the Prime Meridian at Greenwich.G
7:00 pm 
The Lawrence Welk Show  "Do You Remember?"  Norma Zimmer describes "My Favorite Things." Larry Hooper and Buddy Merrill cut up during "Sleepin' at the Foot of the Bed." The orchestra performs a medley of songs from the Rogers and Heart musical "Carousel."G
8:00 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Christmas 1976, Father Christmas Affair"  The pre-Christmas sales drive is opening, and a call goes out for volunteers. When Young Mr. Grace mentions money, staff Santas of all shapes, sizes and sexes rush forward.G
8:30 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances Christmas Specials  "1991"  Hyacinth roars into the holiday season, even getting Richard into a Father Christmas outfit, then confronts a drunken "Daddy" in the church rectory, and a case of mistaken identity leads to a strange meeting under the mistletoe.G
9:00 pm 
As Time Goes By  "Wedding Day Nerves"  Wedding day nerves get the best of Lionel while Jean tries to remain calm despite her sister-in-law's help.G
9:30 pm 
Outnumbered   As the family tries to get rid of Auntie Angela, another guest arrives to stay. Mum has to decide what to do about Jake's girlfriend. Ben and Karen discuss dreams, the mafia and trampolining bears.G
10:00 pm 
The Red Green Show  "Coup de Grass"  Red creates a new type of grass seed that only grows two inches tall. Red makes a backyard swing out of a car seat. Mike has Harold join him for a special feature on careers.G
10:30 pm 
My Family  "One of the Boys"  As Roger and Abi's big day is approaching, Roger's mother, Nerys, visits to check out her future daughter-in-law. Ben is pleased that his old college buddy is due momentarily so he won't have to deal with Nerys' visit. But when his friend arrives, Ben finds he has an even bigger adjustment to make.G
11:00 pm 
Doctor Who Series  "The Curse of the Black Spot"  The TARDIS is marooned onboard a 17th-century pirate ship whose crew members are being lured to their death by a beautiful siren. When the captain's son is taken, the implacable pirate must place his life in the Doctor's hands and with him, take an extraordinary leap of faith.G
1:00 am 
Echoes of a Bitter Crossing: Lewis & Clark In Idaho   The two months the Lewis and Clark expediiton spent in Idaho on the way to the Pacific Ocean are the focus of this IdahoPTV production. National experts gather on the trail to discuss the expedition and locate sites the explorers visited. A reenactment on the Bitterroot part of the trail and a dugout canoe trip on the Clearwater River recall historic atmosphere.G
2:00 am 
Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad   This documentary tells the story of the Eastern Line of the system to rescue slaves from the South. Actors Ed Asner and Blair Underwood portray a Quaker abolitionist and a free black activist respectively in dramatic reenactments filmed on location. Interviews with top scholars explore the efforts of these men.G
3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Writers at Harriman"  Thirty-five teens from throughout Idaho gather at Harriman State Park in eastern Idaho for the six-day Writers at Harriman camp experience. In the tranquil setting surrounded by wildlife the students attend class with expert teachers and write.G
3:30 am 
Dialogue  "Bob Kustra"  Marcia Franklin talks with Dr. Bob Kustra, the president of Boise State University, about his past decade as head of that institution, his vision for the school, and trends in higher education across the country.G
4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Good Bird's Club"  Big Bird receives an invitation to join the Good Birds Club. On his way to join he sings about how happy he is to be himself. When Big Bird meets the president of the club, he ridicules Big Bird because of his physical appearance. D
5:00 am 
Martha Speaks  "Billy Collins Speaks/Milo's Reading Buddy"  Billy Collins Speaks - Billy Collins writes great poems about dogs, and Martha thinks she knows why. Obviously, the former poet laureate must be a canine himself! When Martha meets Billy Collins she's in for a few surprises.as is he. D
5:30 am 
Super Why!  "Little Miss Muffet"  Poor Red wants nothing more than to play with Little Boy Blue, but he keeps running away! The Super Readers venture into the tale of Miss Muffet and meet a spider who is frightening his friend right off her tuffet! The Super Readers help Spider find a better way to approach Miss Muffet, and everyone learns that curds and whey taste better when shared with someone special. Educational Objectives: To learn how to treat a friend, follow the alphabet, practice spelling and use the power to read to change the story. D
6:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Something Special for Dad/I Love You, Mom"  Something Special for Dad - Daniel notices how happy Dad is to have received a letter from Grandpere. Daniel really loves Dad, so he decides to send him a letter that will make him glad too. He goes to the Post Office with Mom, where he learns how letters are sorted and mailed. D
6:30 am 
WordWorld  "Robots to the Rescue!/Radio Read-A-Thon"  Robots to the Rescue! - When Frog discovers that you can make a word "more than one" by adding the letter S to the end of it, he becomes a mad scientist of sorts, making more and more of everything! Frog learns that while having a lot of stuff might seem like a good idea, too much of anything soon leads to chaos. Frog fortunately has a robot who likes to clean up! Build a Word: ROBOTS. Radio Read-a-thon - Duck asks Frog to read his favorite book on Ant's radio station because he can't read it himself. D
7:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Good Bird's Club"  Big Bird receives an invitation to join the Good Birds Club. On his way to join he sings about how happy he is to be himself. When Big Bird meets the president of the club, he ridicules Big Bird because of his physical appearance. D
8:00 am 
Curious George  "Hundley Jr./Curious George Gets Winded"  Hundley Jr. - What's long, low to the ground, and loves to clean milkweed off the lobby floor? Hundley's newest friend and caterpillar, Hundley Jr! But when Hundley is torn between looking after the lobby and caring for his new friend, he turns his lobby duties over - to a monkey! Curious George Gets Winded - Bill needs one more newspaper delivery to win the coveted Golden Pouch, but a big snowfall ruins his chances. Even with George's help, there's no way he can deliver all those papers in time. D
8:30 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
9:00 am 
Super Why!  "Rapunzel"  Princess Pea's kitten is stuck in the top of a tree! The Super Readers jump into a book and meet Rapunzel, who is also stranded high up in her tower. When climbing Rapunzel's hair proves to be (ouch!) a hair-raising idea, the Prince works together with the Super Readers to come up with a brand new rescue plan! Princess Pea discovers the value of a helping hand.G
9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "The Theropod Club/Surprise Party"  The Theropod Club - Buddy's Theropod Club meets with other dinosaurs that walk on two legs, eat meat, and have three toed feet. But Tiny feels left out until the Club invites her to join too! Surprise Party - Shiny, Tiny and Don throw a surprise party for Buddy on the Dinosaur Train and invite a whole caboose full of his friends!. D
10:00 am 
The Electric Company  "Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk!"  Manny has borrowed the Skeleckian Shrinkanator 3002, an invention with the power to shrink anything down to a very small size. When Marcus and Jessica accidentally get shrunk, The Electric Company has to get the Shrinkinator back from Manny to get them back to normal size! This becomes even more difficult when Manny shrinks himself and is nowhere to be found. D
10:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Polar Bears Don't Dance"  While in the Arctic, Martin and Chris are on a mission to discover how animals move around in different environments. Their new knowledge comes in handy when they discover that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a Walrus calf and a Polar bear cub. The Wild Kratts team must do what it takes to return the baby animals to their mothers. D
11:00 am 
WordWorld  "Robots to the Rescue!/Radio Read-A-Thon"  Robots to the Rescue! - When Frog discovers that you can make a word "more than one" by adding the letter S to the end of it, he becomes a mad scientist of sorts, making more and more of everything! Frog learns that while having a lot of stuff might seem like a good idea, too much of anything soon leads to chaos. Frog fortunately has a robot who likes to clean up! Build a Word: ROBOTS. Radio Read-a-thon - Duck asks Frog to read his favorite book on Ant's radio station because he can't read it himself. D
11:30 am 
WordGirl  "Wishful Thinking/Lady Redundant Woman Gets The Blues"  Wishful Thinking - Seymour Orlando Smooth is hoodwinking the audience members of his new show "Wishful Thinking." When he tricks Violet and TJ into giving him their money, Becky has had enough. She teams up with TJ to bring Smooth down and save the whole city from being tricked. D
12:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Writers at Harriman"  Thirty-five teens from throughout Idaho gather at Harriman State Park in eastern Idaho for the six-day Writers at Harriman camp experience. In the tranquil setting surrounded by wildlife the students attend class with expert teachers and write.G
12:30 pm 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Lip-Smacking Mexican Meal"  By adding a few key Mexican ingredients to what you'd normally find in an all-American pantry and fridge, you get these to-die-for, lip-smacking dishes. Chicken a la Trash; Everyday Green Salad; Impossible Chocoflan. D
1:00 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Backyard Style"  Get cooking outside the kitchen and let your next party spill out of the dining room and into the backyard. Recipes: beer-simmered bratwurst, burgers and baked beans. Projects: stylish food baskets and a backyard fountain. D
1:30 pm 
Paint This With Jerry Yarnell  "Autumn's Delight, Part 5"  Final highlights and details. In this final episode, Jerry shows how to detail and highlight the large autumn tree with much brighter colors. Now he finishes the painting with much brighter highlights on the rocks, water, grass and trees. D
2:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Special Spuds"  Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Potato Ragout; Gratin Dauphinoise; Cream Puff Potatoes. D
2:30 pm 
On Story  "Creating Memorable Characters"  Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack (OUT OF AFRICA, TOOTSIE, THE WAY WE WERE) and NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch discuss the inspiration behind creating classic film and television characters. Followed by the suspenseful short film THE LAB by writer/director Ryan Scheer, about two young boys whose summer afternoon in the woods goes horribly awry. D
3:00 pm 
Dialogue  "Bob Kustra"  Marcia Franklin talks with Dr. Bob Kustra, the president of Boise State University, about his past decade as head of that institution, his vision for the school, and trends in higher education across the country.G
3:30 pm 
MotorWeek  "Bmw M5"  Road Test: 2013 BMW M5 Road Test: 2013 Tesla Model S Goss' Garage: Internet Advice. D
4:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Cold-Weather Comfort"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making Easy Caramel Cake. Then, host Christopher Kimball uncovers the tips and techniques for perfect cake making. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make foolproof Split Pea and Ham Soup. D
4:30 pm 
Passport to Adventure  "Patagonia, Chile - Condors, Lakes and Glaciers in Aysen"  Our journey continues in the southern part of the region, where glaciers loom over crystal clear lakes, cows graze beneath snow-covered peaks, and fly-fishermen come in search of their nirvana. Julie kayaks through magnificent marble caves, hikes on a glacier, shares "mate" with the local fishermen, and enjoys pisco sours with an interesting mix of innkeepers. D
5:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia"  Merrilees Parker takes a culinary tour mixed with Viking history and heritage.G
6:00 pm 
Live from the Artists Den  "Mayer Hawthorne"  At the start of this performance at the Grand Ballroom of the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, Hawthorne announces to the invitation-only crowd of 400 that "tonight, the secret word is fun." He and his band, The Country, blaze through two dozen songs, in his updated classic soul style, infused with everything from doo-wop to hip-hop. Songs include selections from a new album, How Do You Do, and fan favorites such as "Green Eyed Love."G
7:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Steve Martin/Sarah Jarosz"  Austin's own Jarosz, age 19, opens with her original bluegrass songs and is backed up by two equally talented teenage musicians. Comedian Steve Martin shows off his musicianship on the banjo. He appears with North Carolina's Steep Canyon Rangers; together they present much of the music and some of the jokes from the live show they toured the nation with in spring 2010.G
8:00 pm 
Les Paul: Live In New York City   In 2005 at the Iridium Jazz Club, a raucous and unadorned Les Paul works the nocturnal chaos in the subterranean joint like the vaudevillian the late guitarist was at heart. Paul, with his trio, is joined by Steve Miller, Keith Richards, Jose Feliciano, Dave Grisman, Sonya Hensley and others in a series of duets.G
9:00 pm 
Jazz Icons   This special highlights performances culled from the critically acclaimed series of the same name of classic concerts and studio sessions that took place in Europe between 1957 and 1978. The performances showcased here feature jazz legends who include Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughan, Lionel Hampton, Wes Montgomery, Anita O'Day, Rhassan Roland Kirk, Buddy Rich and Thelonious Monk.G
10:00 pm 
Song of the Mountains   Jimmy Fortune. D
11:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Steve Martin/Sarah Jarosz"  Austin's own Jarosz, age 19, opens with her original bluegrass songs and is backed up by two equally talented teenage musicians. Comedian Steve Martin shows off his musicianship on the banjo. He appears with North Carolina's Steep Canyon Rangers; together they present much of the music and some of the jokes from the live show they toured the nation with in spring 2010.G
1:00 am 
Artifacts & Fiction: Workshop In American Literature  "Workshop 6. Cultural Geography"  The study of cultural geography focuses on how we shape our surrounding space, and how natural and man-made landscapes affect our perspectives. This session looks at literary texts through the lens of relationships of people to their environments. D
2:00 am 
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science  "Session 1. Earth's Solid Membrane: Soil"  How does soil appear on a newly born, barren volcanic island? In this session, participants explore how soil is formed, its role in certain Earth processes, its composition and structure, and its place in the structure of the Earth. D
3:00 am 
Teaching Channel Presents  "Connecting The Arts to Academics"  Connecting the Arts to Academics: Take a look at how schools are incorporating the arts into their curriculum. See a wide range of lessons from first grade to high school where students learn about math, science, discipline, leadership and foreign languages through the arts. D
4:00 am 
Growing Old in a New Age  "Intellect, Personality, and Mental Health"  Examines intellectual function and the nature of personality. Gerontologists describe longitudinal and cross-sectional research designs to study intellect and personality over the lifespan. Elders discuss mental health and stress-reduction techniques. D
5:00 am 
Art of the Western World  "High Renaissance"  Part I: Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael displayed extraordinary talent working in a variety of media and elevated the status of the artist in Italian society. Part II: Venetians like Titian, Tintoretto, and Palladio readapted the classical style with a theatrical flourish. D
6:00 am 
Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom  "Hanukkah"  Wolf uncovers the history of the worldwide Jewish holiday and explains why potato pancakes and doughnuts are served.G
6:30 am 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Great Little Gifts"  Donna shares dozens of little gift ideas that make for big fun. From easy borders on frames and small boxes to wearable art projects. D
7:00 am 
European Christmas Markets   Discover Europe's Christmas Markets, where the town center, market square or just the narrow, cobblestone streets of the cities and towns of Europe come alive in winter with festively decorated wooden stalls offering all sorts of treats and delights. Travel through Germany, France and Switzerland and visit cities and towns and learn of their history, see their major sights, and visit their charming markets. The Kingston Trio provides special folk arrangements of traditional Christmas carols to add to the magic and enchantment.G
7:30 am 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Gifts Galore"  Katie shows why it is better (and more fun) to give than to receive with creative and easy ideas for designer breadsticks and irresistible pretzels, and projects like dressed-up store-bought gifts and a gift box topiary. D
8:00 am 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Christmas In Vienna, Austria"  Christmas is observed in cities throughout the world, but the festivities in the Austrian city of Vienna are unique. Burt joins the celebration, explains the ancient history and meaning of Christmas, tours Vienna's famous Christmas markets, and discovers why we have Christmas trees. He takes us inside the magnificent castle of the Habsburg family and unravels the story of how they became the most powerful rulers in Europe by using their marriages instead of their military. D
8:30 am 
Rachel's Favorite Food at Home  "Edible Gifts"  For holidays and birthdays, Rachel likes to give away homemade jams, chutneys and sweets as presents. The edible gifts she makes in this episode are among her favorites: spicy tomato and apple chutney, onion jam, vanilla melting moments, fudge, dark chocolate and stem ginger biscuits and summer fruit jam. D
9:00 am 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Gifts"  Katie finds the perfect gift to give. In the kitchen, she makes edible presents: granola, matzo ball soup, and tomato sauce and croutons. Projects: custom gift-wrap tags and a unique idea from the herb garden. D
9:30 am 
Travelscope  "Germany's Holiday Markets"  Travelscope celebrates the season with Joseph's explorations through Northern Germany's Christmas markets where there's more than baubles and trinkets to the joy of Christmas. D
10:00 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Family-Style Breakfast"  The breakfast of your dreams, prepared by Pati and her sister Alisa. This episode includes both quick, simple dishes and ones meant for a deliciously messy morning feast. Mexican French Toast Rolls (Dedos Gitanos); Green Chilaquiles in Roasted Tomatillo Sauce; Alisa's Marbled Pound Cake. D
10:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Star Anise & Oranges"  Guest Chef: Patricia Yeo. Star Anise, the fragrant Chinese spice, and Oranges, one of the most widely consumed fruits in the US, is an aromatic East-West ingredient pairing that proves to be very versatile. Ming prepares "All-In-One" Braised Short Ribs with Root Vegetables and Orange Roasted Squab with Star Anise Orange Syrup. D
11:00 am 
Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef  "French-Style Fruit Tarts"  Chef Keller makes two, French-style fruit tarts, starting with a home-style, quick pear tart. Then it is renowned classic, the Tarte aux Fruits just like the ones found in bakeries throughout France. Poached Pear Tart with Rum-Flavored Almond Cream; Tarte aux Fruits. D
11:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "From Coast to Coast: Three Favorite pastas in America"  NULL
12:00 pm 
Adventists   Explores the realities, and some of the ironies, of one of the few American-born religions: Seventh-day Adventism. Historical re-enactments offer a glimpse into the church's beginnings, including its defining moment: the mid-19th century event known as the Great Disappointment.G
1:00 pm 
Artifacts & Fiction: Workshop In American Literature  "Workshop 6. Cultural Geography"  The study of cultural geography focuses on how we shape our surrounding space, and how natural and man-made landscapes affect our perspectives. This session looks at literary texts through the lens of relationships of people to their environments. D
2:00 pm 
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science  "Session 1. Earth's Solid Membrane: Soil"  How does soil appear on a newly born, barren volcanic island? In this session, participants explore how soil is formed, its role in certain Earth processes, its composition and structure, and its place in the structure of the Earth. D
3:00 pm 
Teaching Channel Presents  "Connecting The Arts to Academics"  Connecting the Arts to Academics: Take a look at how schools are incorporating the arts into their curriculum. See a wide range of lessons from first grade to high school where students learn about math, science, discipline, leadership and foreign languages through the arts. D
4:00 pm 
Growing Old in a New Age  "Intellect, Personality, and Mental Health"  Examines intellectual function and the nature of personality. Gerontologists describe longitudinal and cross-sectional research designs to study intellect and personality over the lifespan. Elders discuss mental health and stress-reduction techniques. D
5:00 pm 
Art of the Western World  "High Renaissance"  Part I: Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael displayed extraordinary talent working in a variety of media and elevated the status of the artist in Italian society. Part II: Venetians like Titian, Tintoretto, and Palladio readapted the classical style with a theatrical flourish. D
6:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom  "Hanukkah"  Wolf uncovers the history of the worldwide Jewish holiday and explains why potato pancakes and doughnuts are served.G
6:30 pm 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Great Little Gifts"  Donna shares dozens of little gift ideas that make for big fun. From easy borders on frames and small boxes to wearable art projects. D
7:00 pm 
European Christmas Markets   Discover Europe's Christmas Markets, where the town center, market square or just the narrow, cobblestone streets of the cities and towns of Europe come alive in winter with festively decorated wooden stalls offering all sorts of treats and delights. Travel through Germany, France and Switzerland and visit cities and towns and learn of their history, see their major sights, and visit their charming markets. The Kingston Trio provides special folk arrangements of traditional Christmas carols to add to the magic and enchantment.G
7:30 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Gifts Galore"  Katie shows why it is better (and more fun) to give than to receive with creative and easy ideas for designer breadsticks and irresistible pretzels, and projects like dressed-up store-bought gifts and a gift box topiary. D
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Christmas In Vienna, Austria"  Christmas is observed in cities throughout the world, but the festivities in the Austrian city of Vienna are unique. Burt joins the celebration, explains the ancient history and meaning of Christmas, tours Vienna's famous Christmas markets, and discovers why we have Christmas trees. He takes us inside the magnificent castle of the Habsburg family and unravels the story of how they became the most powerful rulers in Europe by using their marriages instead of their military. D
8:30 pm 
Rachel's Favorite Food at Home  "Edible Gifts"  For holidays and birthdays, Rachel likes to give away homemade jams, chutneys and sweets as presents. The edible gifts she makes in this episode are among her favorites: spicy tomato and apple chutney, onion jam, vanilla melting moments, fudge, dark chocolate and stem ginger biscuits and summer fruit jam. D
9:00 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Gifts"  Katie finds the perfect gift to give. In the kitchen, she makes edible presents: granola, matzo ball soup, and tomato sauce and croutons. Projects: custom gift-wrap tags and a unique idea from the herb garden. D
9:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Germany's Holiday Markets"  Travelscope celebrates the season with Joseph's explorations through Northern Germany's Christmas markets where there's more than baubles and trinkets to the joy of Christmas. D
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Fall Classics"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Pot-Roasted Pork Loin. Chris then discusses the differences between baking soda and baking powder with science expert Guy Crosby. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of pork. D
10:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Star Anise & Oranges"  Guest Chef: Patricia Yeo. Star Anise, the fragrant Chinese spice, and Oranges, one of the most widely consumed fruits in the US, is an aromatic East-West ingredient pairing that proves to be very versatile. Ming prepares "All-In-One" Braised Short Ribs with Root Vegetables and Orange Roasted Squab with Star Anise Orange Syrup. D
11:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Rustic Yet Refined"  Joanne makes us a classic Italian frico and then with her student Stephanie demonstrates how rustic and refined can work well together in the same meal, making a spiced lentil and herb salad and halibut wrapped in prosciutto. Recipes: Frico with Bacon and Potatoes, Prosciutto di San Daniele-Wrapped Halibut Fillet, and Spiced Lentils and Herb Salad. Student: Stephanie Gerbracht, Wine Sales. D
11:30 pm 
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
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2:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Andy Garcia (actor/producer). D
3:00 am 
Transplant: A Gift for Life   TRANSPLANT: A GIFT FOR LIFE reveals the powerful emotions and cutting-edge science involved in vital organ transplant. Told through multiple real-life stories, this one-hour documentary demonstrates how the tragic death -- or inspirational generosity -- of one person can pull another back from the brink, offering a second chance at life. We meet a daughter who shares half of her liver to save her father's life; the recipient of a lung transplant who reaches out to his deceased donor's family; and two mothers who nurse their sons through multiple transplants. D
4:00 am 
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5:30 am 
Asian Voices  "The Us Pivot to Asia"  NULL
6:00 am 
Need to Know   SCOTT SIMON ANCHORS. Need to Know examines how the Texas legislature has slashed funding to reproductive planning programs because conservative lawmakers believe they encourage abortions. Anchor Scott Simon interviews Pam Belluck, a health and science writer for The New York Times, who looks at what's happening to these programs in other states. D
6:30 am 
7:00 am 
Dust Bowl  "Reaping The Whirlwind"  In the second episode of Ken Burns's DUST BOWL, experience the gradual relief as the families of the plains seek new lives in California and government conservation efforts - and a break in the drought in 1939 - eventually stabilize the soil and bring the farms back to life, but with dangers of another Dust Bowl facing future generations. D
9:00 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Financial Thought Leaders: Michael Mauboussin"  Guest: Michael Mauboussin, Chief Investment Strategist, Legg Mason Capital Management; Author, "The Success Equation" This week's Consuelo Mack WealthTrack features "Financial Thought Leader" Michael Mauboussin, who explains the important roles luck and skill play in investment success and how to harness both to your advantage. D
9:30 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   Haiti Priest Doctor - Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on Father Rick Frechette who came to Haiti 25 years ago to build a school and shelter for orphans. Seeing the need for doctors, he subsequently went to medical school and his mission now operates the largest pediatric hospital in Haiti as well orphanages schools and other hospitals in that troubled nation. Evangelicals and the Election - Host Bob Abernethy talks with Southern Baptist and culture war leader Richard Land, who is stepping down next year as President of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. D
10:00 am 
Independent Lens  "We Were Here"  Director David Weissman and collaborator and editor Bill Weber tell the story through five very personal interviews of how people coped and came together during the most destructive years of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco. The sickness decimated a community but also drew people together.G
11:30 am 
Dialogue  "Bob Kustra"  Marcia Franklin talks with Dr. Bob Kustra, the president of Boise State University, about his past decade as head of that institution, his vision for the school, and trends in higher education across the country.G
12:00 pm 
Need to Know   SCOTT SIMON ANCHORS. Need to Know examines how the Texas legislature has slashed funding to reproductive planning programs because conservative lawmakers believe they encourage abortions. Anchor Scott Simon interviews Pam Belluck, a health and science writer for The New York Times, who looks at what's happening to these programs in other states. D
12:30 pm 
1:00 pm 
Dust Bowl  "Reaping The Whirlwind"  In the second episode of Ken Burns's DUST BOWL, experience the gradual relief as the families of the plains seek new lives in California and government conservation efforts - and a break in the drought in 1939 - eventually stabilize the soil and bring the farms back to life, but with dangers of another Dust Bowl facing future generations. D
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Asian Voices  "The Us Pivot to Asia"  NULL
4:00 pm 
European Journal  "Britain's Sex Abuse Scandal Widens"  Britain: Sex Abuse Scandal Continues to Widen - Britain has been rocked in recent months by revelations that a late TV presenter is believed to have been sexually abusing children for decades. More and more people are stepping forward with claims that they too were among his victims. The British public is shocked that the abuse went on as long as it did. D
4:30 pm 
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Moyers & Company  "Big Media's Power Play"  In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is six. And Big Media may get even bigger, thanks to the FCC's consideration of ending a rule preventing companies from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same big city. D
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Writers at Harriman"  Thirty-five teens from throughout Idaho gather at Harriman State Park in eastern Idaho for the six-day Writers at Harriman camp experience. In the tranquil setting surrounded by wildlife the students attend class with expert teachers and write.G
6:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Bob Kustra"  Marcia Franklin talks with Dr. Bob Kustra, the president of Boise State University, about his past decade as head of that institution, his vision for the school, and trends in higher education across the country.G
7:00 pm 
Need to Know   SCOTT SIMON ANCHORS. Need to Know examines how the Texas legislature has slashed funding to reproductive planning programs because conservative lawmakers believe they encourage abortions. Anchor Scott Simon interviews Pam Belluck, a health and science writer for The New York Times, who looks at what's happening to these programs in other states. D
7:30 pm 
8:00 pm 
Dust Bowl  "Reaping The Whirlwind"  In the second episode of Ken Burns's DUST BOWL, experience the gradual relief as the families of the plains seek new lives in California and government conservation efforts - and a break in the drought in 1939 - eventually stabilize the soil and bring the farms back to life, but with dangers of another Dust Bowl facing future generations. D
10:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Big Media's Power Play"  In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is six. And Big Media may get even bigger, thanks to the FCC's consideration of ending a rule preventing companies from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same big city. D
11:00 pm 
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