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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

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