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December 8, 2012
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11:30 am 
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
12:00 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
12:30 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
1:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Special Spuds"  Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Potato Ragout; Gratin Dauphinoise; Cream Puff Potatoes. D
1:30 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
2:00 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
2:30 pm 
MotorWeek  "Bmw M5"  Road Test: 2013 BMW M5 Road Test: 2013 Tesla Model S Goss' Garage: Internet Advice. D
3:00 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
3:30 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
4:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia"  Merrilees Parker takes a culinary tour mixed with Viking history and heritage.G
5:00 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
6:00 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
7:00 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
8:00 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
9:00 pm 
Song of the Mountains   Jimmy Fortune. D
10:00 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
11:00 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
12:00 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
1:00 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
2:00 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
3:00 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
4:00 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
5:00 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
5:30 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
6:00 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
6:30 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
7:00 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
7:30 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
8:00 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
8:30 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
9:00 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
9:30 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
10:00 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
10:30 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
11:00 pm 
Learning Math: Measurement  "Video 5. Indirect Measurement and Trigonometry"  Learn how to use the concept of similarity to measure distance indirectly, using methods involving similar triangles, shadows, and transits. Apply basic right-angle trigonometry to learn about the relationships among steepness, angle of elevation, and height-to-distance ratio. Use trigonometric ratios to solve problems involving right triangles. D
11:30 pm 
Learning Math: Measurement  "Video 6. Area"  Learn that area is a measure of how much surface is covered. Explore the relationship between the size of the unit used and the resulting measurement. Find the area of irregular shapes by counting squares or subdividing the figure into sections. D
11:30 am 
12:00 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
2:00 pm 
2:30 pm 
Asian Voices  "The Us Pivot to Asia"  NULL
3:00 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
3:30 pm 
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4:00 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
5:00 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
5:30 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
6:00 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
6:30 pm 
7:00 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
9:00 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
10:00 pm 
Linkasia   NULL
10:30 pm 
11:00 pm 
11:30 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
11:30 am 
Sesame Street  "Afraid of the Bark"  Elmo and Zoe are playing a game with Zoe's pet rock, Rocco. When it's Elmo's turn to roll Rocco, he rolls him all the way to Barkley the dog, who picks him up and plays with him in his mouth. Bob gives Rocco back to Zoe and explains that Barkley just thought they were playing fetch. D
12:30 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "A Trip To The Enchanted Garden/A Trip To The Crayon Factory"  A Trip to the Enchanted Garden - The Tiger family is making strawberry pancakes for breakfast this morning, but when Mom looks more closely in the kitchen, she realizes there are no more strawberries left. They all head to the Enchanted Garden, where Mom Tiger shows Daniel the strawberry patch. Daniel is very curious, and learns that if he looks closely, he may be able to answer his own questions about how strawberries grow and learn something new. D
1:00 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "Hello, Doggie!"  When Sid hears dogs barking in his neighborhood, he wonders if they're talking to him. At school, Sid discovers that animals do communicate in lots of different ways, like using body language, making sounds, and barking!. D
1:30 pm 
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
2:00 pm 
Caillou  "Just for Laughs"  Caillou's clowning around today and having a wonderful time. Seeing Bravo the magician at a friend's birthday party inspires Caillou to become Caillou the Great and put on a magic show of his own. He plays the clown for a wary Rosie, who's afraid of clowns until Caillou shows her they're just people wearing silly costumes. D
2:30 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Bop 'til You Drop and the Sleepless Sleepover"  Bop 'til You Drop: The park is especially full of kids today, but all of them are busy playing. Baby Bop can't find anyone to play what she wants to play. When the others notice she is sad, they tell her they will play whatever she suggests. D
3:00 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Safe and Sound"  Henry's Health & Safety - Victor explains the meaning of Health and Safety to Henry while he is visiting the Steam Works. Henry is so concerned about safety on Sodor that he keeps changing things that are already safe. He takes Rocky to move telegraph poles from the tracks which are safely there to be collected by Percy. D
3:30 pm 
Curious George  "We Otter Be Friends/Sir George and the Dragon"  We Otter Be Friends - After an otter swims away with Mr. Quint's boat keys, a stranded George tries everything he can to retrieve them. But the otter is a faster swimmer, a quicker runner, and a better hider than George. Can George out-otter the otter and get the keys back? Sir George and the Dragon - George is starring in his first play. D
4:00 pm 
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
4:30 pm 
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
5:00 pm 
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
5:30 pm 
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
6:00 pm 
Cyberchase  "On The Line"  When Digit heads off alone to dispose of the powerful Network Interface Card (NIC), calamity strikes. A sinister cyvulture steals the NIC right out from under Digit's beak and gives it to Hacker! At a secret location on the Northern Frontier, Hacker uses the NIC to power up his dastardly Transformatron and transforms himself so he can slip into Control Central and replace Motherboard. To find the Transformatron and reverse its power, the CyberSquad must discover how an object can be pinpointed using two straight lines - before Hacker takes over Cyberspace forever!. D
6:30 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? It's.... Ruffmanman!"  Ruff's nephew Glen has learned that a mysterious villain, Gamma Ray Person, is trying to harness the electromagnetic spectrum for evil. He forces Ruff into a mask and tights to become television's newest superhero. Ruffman Man! Will Ruff and his SuperFETCHers be able to stop Gamma Ray Person from destroying the world? And will Ruff be able to keep his tights from falling down?. D
7:00 pm 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Birdy Makes Three/Home Is Where The Fun Is"  And Birdy Makes Three - When Emily finds a baby bird, she decides to take care of it until it learns to fly. Clifford learns that even when she's busy with other things Emily never stops loving him. Home Is Where the Fun Is - First, Emily feels jealous that Jetta gets to go and see the amazing Titanic Tower in the exciting big city. D
7:30 pm 
Arthur  "Arthur Unravels/All The Rage"  Arthur Unravels - Knit, one, pearl two, knit one, pearl two. Grandma Thora teaches Arthur to knit and he's really into this new hobby. But. D
8:00 pm 
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
8:30 pm 
Curious George  "We Otter Be Friends/Sir George and the Dragon"  We Otter Be Friends - After an otter swims away with Mr. Quint's boat keys, a stranded George tries everything he can to retrieve them. But the otter is a faster swimmer, a quicker runner, and a better hider than George. Can George out-otter the otter and get the keys back? Sir George and the Dragon - George is starring in his first play. D
9:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Dress Up Day/Bathtime"  Dress Up Day - Nick and Sally are playing dress up, but oh no! Sally's princess dress has torn, and mom doesn't have any silk thread to fix it. Cat takes them to his good friend Mindy, the silk caterpillar. Mindy shows them how she makes silk. D
9:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Cinderella"  Red doesn't feel like much of a Princess, so how will she fit in at Sleeping Beauty's princess party? The Super Readers magically leap into the book of Cinderella who has a party of her own to get to! When the clock strikes midnight, Red learns that she doesn't need the help of a fairy godmother to feel great about who she is!G
10:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaurs in the Snow/Cretaceous Conifers"  Dinosaurs in the Snow - Buddy and his Pteranodon family ride the Dinosaur Train to the North Pole - where it's cooler out and the skies are dark all winter long! The kids get to play in the snow and slide on a frozen pond for the first time. Cretaceous Conifers - The whole Pteranodon family have fun celebrating Mom's favorite holiday, Winter Solstice. They learn about large conifer (evergreen) trees and help decorate them at a holiday party. D
10:30 pm 
Sesame Street  "Afraid of the Bark"  Elmo and Zoe are playing a game with Zoe's pet rock, Rocco. When it's Elmo's turn to roll Rocco, he rolls him all the way to Barkley the dog, who picks him up and plays with him in his mouth. Bob gives Rocco back to Zoe and explains that Barkley just thought they were playing fetch. D
11:30 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "A Trip To The Enchanted Garden/A Trip To The Crayon Factory"  A Trip to the Enchanted Garden - The Tiger family is making strawberry pancakes for breakfast this morning, but when Mom looks more closely in the kitchen, she realizes there are no more strawberries left. They all head to the Enchanted Garden, where Mom Tiger shows Daniel the strawberry patch. Daniel is very curious, and learns that if he looks closely, he may be able to answer his own questions about how strawberries grow and learn something new. D

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