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December 23, 2017
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5:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Richmond, Hour Two"  Highlights include a 1765 Thomas Pitts silver epergne that was previously used to hold flowers instead of desserts and is now valued at $15,000 to $50,000; a Leveille-Rousseau perfume bottle, ca. 1890, bought at a Virginia flea market for around $20 and now appraised at between $6,000 and $8,000; and a Tiffany & Co. brooch, ca. 1937, found in the spare-button envelope of a dry cleaning business and valued at $65,000.G
6:00 pm 
6:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Tuscany's Dolce Vita"  Rick explores the small towns and rural countryside of Tuscany. He hunts for truffles in an oak forest, nibbles through an artichoke festival, shares a farmhouse feast, climbs the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and rides in a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's backyard.G
7:00 pm 
The Lawrence Welk Show  "Christmas (1966)"  We go back to 1966 to celebrate Christmas with Lawrence, his Musical Family, and their families. Lawrence makes his annual singing entrance on "Jingle Bells". You're guaranteed to fall in love with Barbara and Bobby as Raggedy Ann and Andy for the "Doll Dance". D
8:00 pm 
A BYU-Idaho Christmas   The show features special guests David Archuleta and Nathan Pacheco along with the symphony orchestra, choirs and dancers from Brigham Young University-Idaho. The concert was performed in December 2016 in Rexburg before an audience of more than 14,000 people and features a variety of Christmas music, ranging from holiday favorites to hymns and carols. Archuleta became a pop star when he was just 16 competing on Season 7 of American Idol. Pacheco is a classically trained tenor who has been featured on two PBS specials.G
9:00 pm 
Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon   Celebrate the holidays with the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This season's cross-cultural spectacular features the world's leading tenor, Rolando Villazon, and seasonal favorites. D
10:02 pm 
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries  "Dead Man's Chest"  Based on Kerry Greenwood's book of the same name. Buried treasure and pirate legends bubble to the surface in the seaside holiday town of Queenscliff. When Aunt Prudence insists Phryne help an old school chum whose holiday mansion has been burgled, Phryne and Jack discover the summer paradise is not so perfect. D
11:00 pm 
Doctor Who: Colin Baker Movies  "Attack of the Cybermen"  NULL
5:00 pm 
Finding Your Roots  "Funny Business"  NULL
6:00 pm 
Front and Center  "Dawes"  Folk-rock band Dawes take the stage for a performance of both old and new material. The band, comprised of brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, and Lee Pardini, formed in 2009 from the band Simon Dawes after the departure of their co-songwriter. Their last two albums All Your Favorite Bands (2015) and self-released We're All Gonna Die (2016) have reached No. D
7:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Tom Waits"  This classic episode from 1979 features the singer-songwriter, composer and actor, with his distinctive gravely voice toward the end of the years when he had built a cult following but had not had a breakthrough recording. He combined a lyrical focus on desperate, low-life characters with a persona that seemed to embody the same lifestyle, which he sang about.G
8:00 pm 
St. Thomas Christmas: So Bright The Star   Recorded before a live audience at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis, A ST. THOMAS CHRISTMAS: SO BRIGHT THE STAR celebrates the Advent and Christmas season by drawing from a songbook of familiar traditional carols and innovative contemporary selections. The festive one-hour concert showcases the University of St. D
9:00 pm 
Christmas at Concordia: Gather Us In, O Child of Peace   In this music special, Concordia College re-imagines the Christmas message with music embracing peace and reconciliation. Under the artistic leadership of world renowned composer and conductor Rene Claussen, four hundred student musicians perform in front of an original mural measuring nearly 200 feet wide. The hour-long program explores through song the themes of virtue in the community, including tolerance, compassion, and unity. Music includes traditional favorites like "Silent Night" and "I Saw Three Ships" to an original composition by Rene Claussen.G
10:00 pm 
Front and Center  "Dawes"  Folk-rock band Dawes take the stage for a performance of both old and new material. The band, comprised of brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, and Lee Pardini, formed in 2009 from the band Simon Dawes after the departure of their co-songwriter. Their last two albums All Your Favorite Bands (2015) and self-released We're All Gonna Die (2016) have reached No. D
11:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Tom Waits"  This classic episode from 1979 features the singer-songwriter, composer and actor, with his distinctive gravely voice toward the end of the years when he had built a cult following but had not had a breakthrough recording. He combined a lyrical focus on desperate, low-life characters with a persona that seemed to embody the same lifestyle, which he sang about.G
5:00 pm 
Science Trek  "Digestive System"  Your body needs food for energy, vitamins and minerals. But food needs to be broken down into a substance your body can use. That's the job of your digestive system. Your digestive system starts its job even before you eat your first bite. Find out how the digestive system works on this month's Science Trek. Host Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests, gastroenterologists Drs. Matt Sericati and Brian Story will answer students' questions.G
5:30 pm 
Roadtrip Nation  "Challenge The Status Quo"  The road-trippers head to Skywalker Ranch, where Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt recounts driving cross-country to California twice before his dreams of being a sound designer beat back his fear of change. Pixar animator Ralph Eggleston talks about getting beyond the world you inhabit and going deeper into what interests you, and Janice Levenhagen-Seeley of ChickTech advocates challenging the status quo. D
6:00 pm 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Christmas Eve Snow"  Happy little church tucked into a bed of snow, evergreens and mountains; another fine Bob Ross classic. D
6:30 pm 
Ciao Italia  "Festival of the Seven Fishes/La Festa Dei Sette Pesci"  Mayor of Boston, the late (and great) Thomas M. Menino and Mary Ann celebrate their Italian American heritage by preparing a Christmas Eve banquet called "The Feast of the Seven Fishes." Starting with Baccala, then Skillet Fried Shrimp, then tuna, smelts, swordfish, calamari and clams, the tradition continues, and so do their appetites!. D
7:00 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Christmas"  Katie prepares a no-stress holiday meal with the help of the Workshop crew. Chef Chris Paulk whips up red pepper risotto, pork tenderloin and Kentucky eggnog. Then, Katie decks the halls with an advent calendar and a dressed-up Styrofoam Christmas tree. D
7:30 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Deck The Halls"  Tis the season to be jolly as Christmas comes to the farm and P. Allen Smith gets some decorating help from flower expert, J. Schwanke. D
8:00 pm 
Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope  "A San Antonio Christmas"  San Antonio is a festival town and Christmas is a most festive time of year. Joseph joins the locals and visitors to celebrate the season along San Antonio's famous river walk surrounded by songs, decorations and plenty of holiday cheer. Yet San Antonio is more than the River Walk, and Christmas in San Antonio means more than twinkling lights. D
8:30 pm 
New Scandinavian Cooking  "Happy Holiday Food"  In this episode, Andreas makes a real Scandinavian Christmas feast and shares all his favorite Norwegian recipes of the season. He serves mulled wine with almonds and raisins, pressed pork and delicious crusted ham before he makes traditional roast duck and a Norwegian dessert barley cream with red berry. D
9:00 pm 
Chef's Life Holiday Special   The program features delectable fudge, crispy peanut brittle, and gooey chocolate-covered cherries.G
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "New England Classics"  Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with host Bridget Lancaster to reveal the secrets to making home-corned beef with vegetables. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of sherry vinegar. Next, science expert Dan Souza uncovers the science of salt diffusion and nitrites. D
10:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "The Giving Garden: Ample Harvest Helps Share the Bounty (Milford, NJ)"  If you've ever grown a vegetable garden, you've probably had more of something than you could use at the end of the season. That was the basis for how AmpleHarvest.org was formed. D
11:00 pm 
Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen  "On The Range"  Grilling brings out the cowboy in all of us. After all, smoked brisket originated in Texas cattle country and barbecue was brought to Missouri with the great cattle drives along the Chisholm Trail from Fort Worth to the meat-packing houses in Kansas City. This show will make you at home on the range, or at least at home with some of the smoked and grilled foods traditionally associated with America's cattle country: Hellfire T-bone steaks (with grilled jalapeno poppers to keep them company), smoked brisket, and, the newest addition to the "range"-free-range chicken grilled with herbed butter under the skin. D
11:30 pm 
Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge  "Iceland: Earth, Air, Fire and Water"  Wolfe captures dramatic expressions of the planet's geomorphology using composition, pattern and light for his portrait of the dynamic landscape.G
5:00 pm 
Focus On Europe   NULL
5:30 pm 
Global 3000   NULL
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Winter Solitude"  Outdoor Idaho skis into a Mongolian yurt; follows some expert alpine skiers as they helicopter into the remote Boulder Mountains; and meetsup with some mushers, whose sled dogs manage to win national races, even under less than ideal conditions. D
6:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Mr. Dickens and His Carol"  NULL
7:00 pm 
An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story   Reinhold Niebuhr, best known as the author of his Serenity Prayer, is profiled through photographs, recordings, and interviews with his former students, his daughter, and eminent public figures including New York Times writer David Brooks, Civil Rights icon Andrew Young, Susannah Heschel and others. Academic experts discuss stories and insights that are critical to preserving and portraying Niebuhr's seminal role in American life.G
8:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "Unbroken Glass"  When he was six years old, Dinesh Sabu's parents died. Raised by his siblings, he had little idea who his parents were or where he came from. Now as an adult with a burning curiosity, Dinesh sets out on a journey across the United States and India to piece together their story. Uncovering a silenced family history of mental illness, Dinesh confronts the legacy of having a schizophrenic mother who died by suicide, the reality of growing up an orphaned immigrant, and the trauma of these events. Can he reconcile these truths all while living in the specter of mental illness?G
9:00 pm 
Faith in the Big House   Faith in the Big House explores the formulas used by Christian missionaries to convert inmates in America's prison. At a maximum security facility in Louisiana, a group of Christian evangelicals arrive to conduct a carefully-scripted religious retreat. Five felons, handpicked by the Warden, join other inmates in this "Encounter with Christ". D
10:00 pm 
Tolkien & Lewis: Myth, Imagination & The Quest For Meaning   In 1931, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and their friend and fellow scholar, Hugo Dyson, met for dinner and debate at a college Oxford, England. Lewis's transformation from atheist to theist to Christian was based on the insights of Tolkien and Dyson as they engaged in deep conversation about mythology, reality, ritual, imagination and faith. The discussion in that room is at the heart of this one-hour documentary, which explores the fundamental characteristics of myth in a global context, with an emphasis on how it impacts our lives.G
11:00 pm 
An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story   Reinhold Niebuhr, best known as the author of his Serenity Prayer, is profiled through photographs, recordings, and interviews with his former students, his daughter, and eminent public figures including New York Times writer David Brooks, Civil Rights icon Andrew Young, Susannah Heschel and others. Academic experts discuss stories and insights that are critical to preserving and portraying Niebuhr's seminal role in American life.G

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