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Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw   Veteran newscaster Tom Brokaw and Tony Award-winning Les Miserables tenor Alfie Boe along with the choir's 360 singers and 150 instrumentalists in the Orchestra at Temple Square bring the audience members to their feet in the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Special guest is Utahn Gail "Hal" Havorsen, then 92, known as the "candy bomber" who dropped gum and chocolate for German children during the Berlin airlift of 1948-49.G
2:00 am 
Set for Life   The Great Recession (2007-2009) decimated the economy and put 15 million Americans, including many Baby Boomers, out of work. The award-winning SET FOR LIFE follows three Baby Boomers - a third-generation steelworker from West Virginia, a community college staffer from South Carolina and an IT project manager from California - struggling to recover. Thrust into a quest they never anticipated, they suffer financial woes, self-doubt and health problems while enduring the daunting job-hunt process and coping with their rapidly eroding American Dream. D
3:00 am 
Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure   LIQUID ASSETS, a ninety-minute documentary, tells the story of essential infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and stormwater. These systems - some in the ground for more than 100 years - provide a critical public health function and are essential for economic development and growth. Largely out of sight and out of mind, these aging systems have not been maintained, and some estimates suggest this is the single largest public works endeavor in our nation's history. D
4:30 am 
About Benjamin   In celebration of the 300th birthday of one of America's most famous inventors and statesmen, documentary filmmakers look at Benjamin Franklin and his contributions to science, art, medicine, education and politics.G
5:00 am 
In Search of Shakespeare  "The Lost Years"  Michael Wood uncovers a tale of religious conflict behind Shakespeare's lost years. The Royal Shakespeare Company performs the plays in a Tudor inn yard as Shakespeare s company did. And, using Tutor maps and Victorian photos, Wood brings Shakespeare s first London home back to life.Part 2 of 4G
6:00 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   El Salvador's Ban on Abortions - Strongly influenced by Catholic teaching, El Salvador now forbids all abortions. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from San Salvador on the consequences for many women, including some who say they suffered a miscarriage, when abortion is considered murder. More Mormon Missionaries - At a time when many Christian denominations continue to lose members, the number of people in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is going up steadily, from three million in 1970 to more than 15 million today, worldwide. D
6:30 am 
Start Up  "Zombies, Pickles and Cheese Oh My!"  Gary and the crew travel to Milwaukee to meet with the "Gouda Girls" to find out how they started an award winning grilled cheese food truck, then they head to Detroit to talk to "McClures Pickles", who started a pickle company who went from the farmers market to a global brand, and last, they stop by Pittsburgh to meet with "House of the Dead", a zombie store that has customers dying to buy some zombie swag. D
7:00 am 
Second Opinion  "Managing Diabetes"  Patient Story: Some experts call Type II Diabetes an epidemic in America. But why is it so difficult to keep under control. Bob Hatch seeks a second opinion as he struggles to manage his diabetes. D
7:30 am 
Lidia's Kitchen  "Waste Not Want Not!"  Join Lidia in the kitchen as she makes use of left over lettuce by incorporating it into a creamy Risotto. Using a secondary cut of meat, she creates decadent Veal stew with Onion and Squash, and don't throw away that day old bread, use it in a tasty Bread Pudding with Pears. D
8:00 am 
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking  "New York City, NY: Chefs Matt Lightner, Anita Lo and Andy Ricker"  The first season ends on a high note with three of NYC's best and brightest chefs--Lightner, Lo and Ricker--joining Pete Evans for an al fresco urban feast for 50 people, featuring herbs and spices gathered at Wards Island and Chinatown. The evening unfolds in a hidden jewel of a place: a rooftop terrace with breathtaking sunset views of Midtown Manhattan. D
8:30 am 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Delicious Eco-Tourism"  Ever on a quest to learn more about the food he grows and cooks, Rick even vacations with an agenda. This time he's taking us to the mountains to Finca Las Nieves, with its artisanal coffee production and organic gardens. Together we learn about sustainable gardening along with how-to's for amazing vegetarian tamales and sopa de chepil in the kitchens at the Finca. D
9:00 am 
The Jazzy Vegetarian  "Just Desserts"  Host Laura Theodore prepares scrumptious sweet desserts featuring "Double-Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache Icing," the perfect indulgence to please any chocolate fan. Then "Luscious Little Carrot Cupcakes" are a 'two-in-one' baked treat that serve as a flavorsome breakfast muffin too. "Almondy Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins and Chocolate Chips" are a delightfully crisp and satisfying cookie confection. D
9:30 am 
Martha Bakes  "Focaccia and Pizza"  Everyone loves pizza, and making it at home can be easy and fun. In this episode, Martha teaches you how to make a wonderfully crisp and delicious oven-dried heirloom tomato pizza, a delectable grape focaccia, a perfectly thin tarte flambee, and a three-cheese gluten-free calzone using pizza dough. D
10:00 am 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Kicking Up The Classics"  Joanne and her student Lauren give comfort food a kick preparing a 30 minute lamb and black bean chili and hiding a red pepper jelly surprise inside corn muffins. Recipes: Thirty-Minute Lamb and Black Bean Chili and Spicy Red Pepper Jelly-Filled Corn Muffins. Student: Lauren Eastman, Public Relations Executive. D
10:30 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Comfort Food Classics"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to perfect Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for inexpensive skillets. And finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Chris how to make the ultimate Herb Roast Chicken. D
11:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Great Italian Pasta Sauces"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Pasta all'Amatriciana. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for box graters in the Equipment Corner, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of canned whole tomatoes. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making the best Quick Mushroom Ragu with lots of mushroom flavor. D
11:30 am 
Scrapbook Soup  "Paint Your Way"  Raid your art box for paint and gesso as we paint our way to fantastic layouts. Create Stencils with Jenny Barnett Rohrs, a layout from Ronda Palazzari with a technique for changing patterned paper into unique embellishments with gesso, and watercolors, and the fourth level (that's more than the third!) of dimension from Kim Hupke on a page entitled "my girl". D
12:00 pm 
Paint This With Jerry Yarnell  "Wine & Roses (Still Life), Part 3"  Begin highlighting roses and using the synthetic chisel-edge brushes to start under-painting the large grape leaves-adjusting the value of the color so that they show up against background. Then begin highlighting leaves to give them form. Now build darker shadows on back side of grapes. D
12:30 pm 
Aviators   Savannah: We profile this capable and affordable light sport homebuilt aircraft. Huey: A lot of people may recognize this helicopter from the film "Apocalypse Now", but this bird has a lot more history than just that. Flying Formation: Kurtis expands his warbird flying experience and tries his hand at formation flying. D
1:00 pm 
This Old House  "Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013: Drastic Measures"  Norm tours the Bay Head, New Jersey, revetment project with Thacher Brown; the Bay Head house is raised from the second floor structure. Kevin finds Carlos amid some setbacks trying to get the Point Pleasant house off the ground, and Richard helps Rita say goodbye to her Manasquan house before it's torn down. Norm gets a lesson on FEMA zones and foundations from structural engineer Pat Cronin. D
1:30 pm 
This Old House  "Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013: Getting to Work"  Kevin gets a look at decimated Mantoloking, New Jersey with Chris Nelson in a beach rescue vehicle. The Bay Head home's new first floor is framed, four feet in the air. Helical pull-down micro-pile technology literally screws the Point Pleasant house in place, as timber piles are driven into the ground for Rita's new modular home. D
2:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Paneled Chest with Peter Follansbee"  A master joiner shows Roy how to make and fit the beveled panels and storage till into a framed chest from the Pilgrim era. D
2:30 pm 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Federal Hall Table"  With this episode of Rough Cut, we'll bring you back to the 1700's and look at some of the federal embellishments at the Pendleton House at the Rhode Island School of Design. Back in the shop, Tommy and Eli show viewers an effortless way to really make your hall table shine with bell flowers, stringing, and other awesome embellishments. D
3:00 pm 
MotorWeek   R/T: '13 NISSAN NISMO JUKE TWO WHEELIN': CURRENT MOTORS SUPER SCOOTER GOSS: OIL FILTERS 33-005 QUICK SPIN: '14 AMG'S L/T: MINI WINNIE MN: TOKYO MOTOR SHOW R/T: FERRARI F12 BERLINETTA. D
3:30 pm 
America's Heartland   Reporter John Lobertini takes us to the rocky coast of Maine where lobster fishermen are facing new challenges as they harvest crustaceans from the Atlantic Ocean. Sarah Gardner discovers how Arkansas farmers are finding fish farming to be profitable-hundreds of miles from the ocean. And a special kind of oyster farming in Maryland's is helping clean up pollution in Chesapeake Bay. D
4:00 pm 
NOVA  "Ultimate Mars Challenge"  To achieve its successful landing on Mars with its precious load of instruments, the rover Curiosity first had to parachute through the Martian atmosphere at twice the speed of sound, then be gently lowered to the planet's surface by "sky crane" - a first-of-its-kind system. NOVA joins the scientists and engineers responsible for Curiosity's on-the-ground experiments, and is there for the exhilarating moments after the successful landing.G
5:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Gunfighter Nation"  Cultural historian and scholar Richard Slotkin has spent his adult life studying the violence that has swirled through American history and taken root deep in our culture. He has written an acclaimed trilogy on the myth of the frontier that has shaped our nation's imagination. In Regeneration through Violence, The Fatal Environment, Gunfighter Nation, and other works of history and fiction, he tracks how everything from literature, movies and television to society and politics has been influenced by this violent past ̶ including the gun culture that continues to dominate, wound and kill. D
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour Weekend   In just a few years, drone aircraft might be delivering orders from Amazon-dot-com to your door -- at least, that's what Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a recent interview. But first states and the federal government are wrestling with the implications of many new, pilotless aircraft -- how they might affect civil liberties -- and how to keep them out of the way of manned aircraft in skies that are already crowded. Rick Karr reports from Colorado. D
6:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland"  Rick tours bustling Belfast and looks at some of the city's politically charged neighborhoods. Then he heads for the Antrim Coast to enjoy Portrush, Ulster's Coney Island.G
7:00 pm 
The Lawrence Welk Show  "The Music of Harry Warren"  Come and meet those dancing feet of Bobby and Elaine as the band swings into "Forty-Second Street." The Aldridge Sisters and the Otwell Twins sing "I Found a Million Dollar Baby." Kathie Sullivan sings "I Only Have Eyes for You."G
7:59 pm 
Last of the Summer Wine  "The Glamour of the Uniform"  Marina's apparent fascination with men in uniform forces Howard to take drastic steps.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  "The Cruise"  Back from a country weekend with Lionel, Jean is annoyed at Judy's insinuations about the relationship with Lionel, who makes things worse with an invitation to join him on a cruise.G
9:30 pm 
The Cafe  "Time and Tide"  A picture of the staff and loyal customers is on the docket, but Carol is having other problems. Meanwhile Chloe is coming down with something, Kieran needs a proper job, and Sarah is just plain worried.G
10:00 pm 
It's A Wonderful Red Green Christmas   The guys decide to promote Possum Lodge as a place to spend an old-fashioned Christmas and brainstorm for ideas to ensure success for the scheme.G
11:00 pm 
Doctor Who Series  "Christmas 2012 - The Snowmen"  Christmas Eve, 1892, and the falling snow is the stuff of fairytales. When the fairytale becomes a nightmare and a chilling menace threatens Earth, an unorthodox young governess, Clara, calls on the Doctor for help. But the Doctor is in mourning, reclusive and determined not to engage in the problems of the universe. As old friends return, will the Doctor really abandon humankind, or will he fight to save the world and Christmas from the icy clutches of this mysterious menace?G
12:00 am 
Natural Beekeeping   This documentary follows Jerry Dunbar's natural beekeeping practices and showing the life cycle of a healthy colony of bees. Natural Beekeeping fascinates people of all kinds and will broaden the horizons of anyone interested in ecological, health, and nutritional matters. D
1:00 am 
Natural Heroes  "RETURN FLIGHT: Restoring the Bald Eagle to the Channel Islands"  The bald eagle was once an important avian predator in the Channel Islands, a group of islands just off the coast of Southern California. Then, in the early 60's, the bald eagles disappeared due to egg collecting, hunting, and DDT contamination. RETURN FLIGHT chronicles how a dedicated team of biologists has been working tirelessly for decades to bring the bald eagle back to the Channel Islands, leading to some amazing results. D
1:30 am 
Natural Heroes  "American Outrage"  Carrie and Mary Dann are feisty Western Shoshone sisters who have endured five terrifying livestock roundups by armed federal marshals in which more than a thousand of their horses and cattle were confiscated -- for grazing their livestock on the open range outside their private ranch. Contrasting the Dann's personal lives with their political actions, AMERICAN OUTRAGE examines and asks why the United States government would spend millions of dollars persecuting and prosecuting two elderly women grazing livestock in a desolate Nevada desert?. D
2:00 am 
The Night Before Christmas Carol   Join Charles Dickens in his study on Friday, the 13th, 1843 in this one-man play written by Dickens scholar and author, Elliot Engel. Actor David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens and 17 familiar characters; giving personal, social and historical context to the ghostly classic, A Christmas Carol. Cedric Charles Dickens, great grandson of the author, says zum Brunnen "absolutely becomes my great-grandfather on stage!"G
3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Vintage Idaho"  Idaho's wine industry, crushed by Prohibition, has been reborn during the last 35 years. This chronicle of a year in the vineyards visits wineries from Sandpiont to Glenns Ferry and meets people who are putting the "Potato State" on the wine trail map.G
3:30 am 
Dialogue  "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother"  Liza Long, the author of the blog piece "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother" about her fear of her mentally ill son, discusses her experiences in the year since the piece was published. Long also discusses her forthcoming book and the needs of mentally ill youth in Idaho. She is a member of the Idaho Health and Welfare Region IV Children's Mental Heath Subcommittee.G
4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Rosita's Abuela"  Rosita's Spanish-speaking grandmother is on Sesame Street. Maria helps Rosita deal with her feelings about speaking a lot of Spanish around her friends and having to always translate for her Abuela. Educational Objectives: Self-Regulation. D
5:00 am 
Martha Speaks  "My Mother The Dog/Martha's Must-Have"  My Mother the Dog - Inspired by Ronald's parrot, Martha starts doing impersonations. It turns out her imitation of Helen's mom is spot-on. But when she starts answering phone calls in Mariella's voice, she gets a bit more than she bargained for. D
5:30 am 
Peg + Cat  "The Circus Problem/The Buried Treasure Problem"  The Circus Problem - The Circus. When Peg and Cat find themselves in the center ring, they climb, swing, swoop and juggle their way over amazing heights and lengths. Primary Content: Measuring height, measuring length; Secondary Content: Counting by twos. 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 
Sid The Science Kid  "Slide to the Side!"  Sid is trying out his new dance called "The Sid Slide To The Side!" On his room's hardwood floor, he boogies to the left, jumps to the right and then tries to slide to the side. But in his new sneakers, he can't slide.he just squeaks to a stop! Sid and his friends investigate how different materials and surfaces can create friction, causing something to slow down. D
7:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Rosita's Abuela"  Rosita's Spanish-speaking grandmother is on Sesame Street. Maria helps Rosita deal with her feelings about speaking a lot of Spanish around her friends and having to always translate for her Abuela. Educational Objectives: Self-Regulation. D
8:00 am 
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas   George and The Man in the Yellow Hat are preparing for Christmas but each has no idea what to give the other for a present. They follow each other around town, hoping to discover a clue. They enlist the help of Hudley, the Pisghettis, Gnocchi, Bill, Betsy Steven and even Professor Wiseman. Three original songs are introduced along with other classic holiday music.G
9:00 am 
Peg + Cat  "The Circus Problem/The Buried Treasure Problem"  The Circus Problem - The Circus. When Peg and Cat find themselves in the center ring, they climb, swing, swoop and juggle their way over amazing heights and lengths. Primary Content: Measuring height, measuring length; Secondary Content: Counting by twos. D
9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Don's Winter Wish/Festival of Lights"  When the Pteranodon family travels back to the North Pole, Don declares that it's his "winter wish" to see snow fall again. When a big blizzard comes, and even the Dinosaur Train gets snowed in, Don worries that his wish brought the blizzard. He's especially worried for his new friend, Soren Sauronitholestes, who is sitting on a nest of her eggs, out in the blizzard. D
10:00 am 
Peg + Cat  "The Tree Problem/Another Tree Problem"  The Tree Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. When Cat is stuck in a tree, Peg needs to figure out how to get him down using three giant gifts. Primary Content: Spatial sense, solving a puzzle; Secondary Content: Direction, position. D
10:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Little Howler"  Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags. They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack. They experience that wolves are a very social animal with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members. D
11:00 am 
Super Why!  "'twas The Night Before Christmas"  'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and all through Storybrook Village, not a creature was stirring.except for Whyatt, who has an important question for Santa! So the Super Readers catch up with Santa and his reindeer as they gallop from rooftop to rooftop and unravel the mystery of Santa's childhood, discovering along the way how to help spread the magic of the holiday. D
11:30 am 
WordGirl  "Dinner Or Consequences, Part 1/Dinner Or Consequences, Part 2"  DINNER OR CONSEQUENCES, PART 1 - Dr. Two Brains is stealing all the city's milk and using it-with help from the unusually talkative Energy Monster-to superpower his new ray and turn the whole city into cheese! It's up to WordGirl to find the disappearing dairy and stop Dr. Two Brains. even if it means missing her family feast and having to face the consequences. Vocabulary Words: Feast, Consequences. D
12:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Vintage Idaho"  Idaho's wine industry, crushed by Prohibition, has been reborn during the last 35 years. This chronicle of a year in the vineyards visits wineries from Sandpiont to Glenns Ferry and meets people who are putting the "Potato State" on the wine trail map.G
12:30 pm 
Chef's Life  "Collard Green Queen"  Vivian spends the morning with her neighbors, the Mills brothers, participating in their 100-year-old all-male family tradition of making collard kraut. Vivian visits Warren at Brother's farm to talk about the Eastern Carolina ingredient with a cult following, the cabbage collard. Vivian prepares for an event called Terra Vita, where she will serve three courses to 100 people and make collards the star they deserve to be. D
1:00 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Farm Stand"  Katie demonstrates how to grow, and then cook, garden-fresh delights from the local farm stand. Recipes: watermelon with a mint glaze and cider-braised cabbage. Projects: tin planters. D
1:30 pm 
Paint This With Jerry Yarnell  "My Girl, Part 2"  Begin by taking #6 bristle brush and start highlighting ocean along horizon line and then switching to #4 round sable brush. Add brighter sunlight highlights on water. Now taking #10 bristle brush block in tall grass on top of dunes and lower right corner. D
2:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Economical Offal"  Pork Liver Pate; Roast Sausage With Potatoes; Braised Sweetbreads In Mirepoix; Braised Tongue With Lentils. D
2:30 pm 
On Story  "Creators"  On the next On Story, Bones creator Hart Hanson and Veronica Mars Creator Rob Thomas discuss the creation of a successful TV series. And (followed by) the short films 0507 by Ben and Chris Blaine and Smile by Lauren Elmer. D
3:00 pm 
Dialogue  "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother"  Liza Long, the author of the blog piece "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother" about her fear of her mentally ill son, discusses her experiences in the year since the piece was published. Long also discusses her forthcoming book and the needs of mentally ill youth in Idaho. She is a member of the Idaho Health and Welfare Region IV Children's Mental Heath Subcommittee.G
3:30 pm 
MotorWeek   R/T: '13 NISSAN NISMO JUKE TWO WHEELIN': CURRENT MOTORS SUPER SCOOTER GOSS: OIL FILTERS 33-005 QUICK SPIN: '14 AMG'S L/T: MINI WINNIE MN: TOKYO MOTOR SHOW R/T: FERRARI F12 BERLINETTA. D
4:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Great Italian Pasta Sauces"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Pasta all'Amatriciana. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for box graters in the Equipment Corner, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of canned whole tomatoes. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making the best Quick Mushroom Ragu with lots of mushroom flavor. D
4:30 pm 
Crafting at the Spotted Canary  "Things That Hang in the Window"  There is nothing like a warm summer day, when the windows are open and the sheers are gracefully moving with the wind. Windows are an interesting part of the home that are decorated with textiles, but can also be adorned with photos, crystals and banners. Learn how to think of this space as a decorative element of the home. D
5:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Des Moines, IA - Hour Two"  Host Mark L. Walberg explores an extra-illustrated book set based on a biography of Charles Dickens at Salisbury House and Gardens, the estate of 1920s cosmetic tycoon Carl Weeks. Finds at the convention center include a collection of prized Pueblo pottery and an extremely rare 1623 Shakespeare first folio, valued up to $50,000. Part 2 of 3G
6:00 pm 
Concert for Newtown   "Concert for Newtown" features performances by Peter Yarrow, Dar Williams, Bethany Yarrow & Rufus Cappadocia as well as Newtown's own Flagpole Radio Cafe that includes Francine and David Wheeler, the parents of 6-year-old Ben, who died at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14, 2012. Musical performances are interwoven with interviews of Peter Yarrow and Francine Wheeler by Bill Moyers. The concert is a deeply moving, tearful yet also joyful event, filled with love and a powerful sense of the Newtown community's commitment to fulfilling the Sandy Hook Promise - that is, to be remembered not as the place where tragedy occurred but as the place where transformational change began. D
7:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes/tUnE-yArDs"  The opening group brings experimental alternative pop to the stage. Then, the tUnE-yArDs support their album Here.G
8:00 pm 
Tonic Sol-Fa Christmas   The a cappella group, which specializes in pop arrangements, celebrates the holidays at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The spirited program highlights the foursome's trademark humor and skilled musicianship as they perform a mix of traditional, secular and original holiday songs. The music is intertwined with interviews with group members.G
9:00 pm 
Silent Night   On the Western Front in the first year of World War I, a miracle happened. The guns went silent. A Christmas Eve truce on December 24, 1914 allowed French, German and Scottish soldiers to lay down their arms and join in a spontaneous celebration reflecting the season. Composer's Kevin Puts' opera, which was awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music, with a libretto by Mark Campbell is sung in French, English, German, Italian and Latin with English subtitles. The production was commissioned by the Minnesota Opera and is based on the Academy Award-nominated film Joyeux Noel.G
11:00 pm 
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw   Veteran newscaster Tom Brokaw and Tony Award-winning Les Miserables tenor Alfie Boe along with the choir's 360 singers and 150 instrumentalists in the Orchestra at Temple Square bring the audience members to their feet in the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Special guest is Utahn Gail "Hal" Havorsen, then 92, known as the "candy bomber" who dropped gum and chocolate for German children during the Berlin airlift of 1948-49.G
12:00 am 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 1. Genomics"  Having determined the complete DNA nucleotide sequence of humans and several other organisms, today. D
12:30 am 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 2. Proteins and Proteomics"  Researchers know it is the proteins made by a cell that determine what that cell does. This session explores the varying complements of proteins and their effects, structures, and interactions within the mechanism of cell function, and introduces the larger picture of proteomics and systems biology. D
1:00 am 
Private Universe Project In Mathematics  "Building On Useful Ideas"  One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is in on the teacher�s role in fostering thoughtful mathematics. D
2:00 am 
In Search of the Novel  "Where Do Novels Come From?"  This program explores the genesis of characters, plot, themes, and interpretation from the novelist's point of view. Participants examine the relationship between the novel and the objective reality from which it may spring. D
3:00 am 
Teaching Channel Presents  "Math & English Essentials"  Math & English Essentials: Some may think that math and English classes have nothing in common, but as we take a look inside several high school classrooms around the country we'll see they all share a common purpose: make learning relevant. D
4:00 am 
Social Studies In Action: A Methodology Workshop, K-5  "Workshop 7. Assessing Students"  How do we know students are learning? Because assessment often provides only small snapshots of learning, this session provides teachers with a variety of tools and strategies to assess students. D
5:00 am 
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas   George and The Man in the Yellow Hat are preparing for Christmas but each has no idea what to give the other for a present. They follow each other around town, hoping to discover a clue. They enlist the help of Hudley, the Pisghettis, Gnocchi, Bill, Betsy Steven and even Professor Wiseman. Three original songs are introduced along with other classic holiday music.G
6:00 am 
Scheewe Art Workshop  "Winter Frosting"  The stunning beauty of nature's winter wonderland is captured on canvas. Lush trees and majestic mountains covered in sparkling snow is a delight to paint. A large brush is a necessity. D
6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Stockholm & Sweden"  Rudy visits a designer hotel and sips cocktails in a lounge built completely of ice. He tours the studios of glass artists and visits a medieval castle.G
7:00 am 
New Scandinavian Cooking  "Costal Express"  Starting in the Sami territories of the Arctic, Andreas makes reindeer burgers with wild mushrooms, king crab cocktail and Arctic char with lamb-flavored potato gratin, all using produce he finds along the coast. D
7:30 am 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Winter In Valais, Switzerland"  In Memphis, Tennessee, a team cooks up beef tenderloin. In the backyard, Rick prepares pork tenderloin.G
8:00 am 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Splendor of Winter"  The stillness of a snow-covered day can be beautifully captured on canvas, and Bob Ross shows you how. D
8:30 am 
New Scandinavian Cooking With Tina Nordstrom  "Lappland: Ice Cold Cooking"  In the far north, Tina meets with the indigenous S#mi people, fishes on a frozen lake, competes in a reindeer race and visits a hotel made of ice. She also prepares hearty hunters stew, a traditional fish dish and a cloudberry dessert.G
9:00 am 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Alaska"  Fragments of the earth's crust drifted together to form Alaska. And they are still very much in the process of drifting and forming. And what they have formed is already the largest state in the United States of America. D
9:30 am 
Travelscope  "Churchill's Beluga Whales and Polar Bears"  Joseph sees beluga whales frolicking in the Churchill River in the summer and the winter polar bear migration to the shores of the Hudson Bay.G
10:00 am 
Chef John Besh's Family Table   Potato Chip-Crusted Drum Fish with Sambal Mayo; Cauliflower Mac and Cheese; Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies. D
10:30 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
11:00 am 
Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home  "Shellfish"  Julia and Jacques share their skills to make mussels marini re, moules ravigots, classic shrimp cocktail and mignonette sauce.G
11:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "New York's Southern Italian"  Lidia makes cannelloni, explores pasta making traditions in Italy and makes a Brooklyn discovery in Frankie's Spuntino, two men cooking Italian-American food with a modern twist. D
12:00 pm 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 1. Genomics"  Having determined the complete DNA nucleotide sequence of humans and several other organisms, today. D
12:30 pm 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 2. Proteins and Proteomics"  Researchers know it is the proteins made by a cell that determine what that cell does. This session explores the varying complements of proteins and their effects, structures, and interactions within the mechanism of cell function, and introduces the larger picture of proteomics and systems biology. D
1:00 pm 
Private Universe Project In Mathematics  "Building On Useful Ideas"  One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is in on the teacher�s role in fostering thoughtful mathematics. D
2:00 pm 
In Search of the Novel  "Where Do Novels Come From?"  This program explores the genesis of characters, plot, themes, and interpretation from the novelist's point of view. Participants examine the relationship between the novel and the objective reality from which it may spring. D
3:00 pm 
Teaching Channel Presents  "Math & English Essentials"  Math & English Essentials: Some may think that math and English classes have nothing in common, but as we take a look inside several high school classrooms around the country we'll see they all share a common purpose: make learning relevant. D
4:00 pm 
Social Studies In Action: A Methodology Workshop, K-5  "Workshop 7. Assessing Students"  How do we know students are learning? Because assessment often provides only small snapshots of learning, this session provides teachers with a variety of tools and strategies to assess students. D
5:00 pm 
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas   George and The Man in the Yellow Hat are preparing for Christmas but each has no idea what to give the other for a present. They follow each other around town, hoping to discover a clue. They enlist the help of Hudley, the Pisghettis, Gnocchi, Bill, Betsy Steven and even Professor Wiseman. Three original songs are introduced along with other classic holiday music.G
6:00 pm 
Scheewe Art Workshop  "Winter Frosting"  The stunning beauty of nature's winter wonderland is captured on canvas. Lush trees and majestic mountains covered in sparkling snow is a delight to paint. A large brush is a necessity. D
6:30 pm 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Stockholm & Sweden"  Rudy visits a designer hotel and sips cocktails in a lounge built completely of ice. He tours the studios of glass artists and visits a medieval castle.G
7:00 pm 
New Scandinavian Cooking  "Costal Express"  Starting in the Sami territories of the Arctic, Andreas makes reindeer burgers with wild mushrooms, king crab cocktail and Arctic char with lamb-flavored potato gratin, all using produce he finds along the coast. D
7:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Winter In Valais, Switzerland"  In Memphis, Tennessee, a team cooks up beef tenderloin. In the backyard, Rick prepares pork tenderloin.G
8:00 pm 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Splendor of Winter"  The stillness of a snow-covered day can be beautifully captured on canvas, and Bob Ross shows you how. D
8:30 pm 
New Scandinavian Cooking With Tina Nordstrom  "Lappland: Ice Cold Cooking"  In the far north, Tina meets with the indigenous S#mi people, fishes on a frozen lake, competes in a reindeer race and visits a hotel made of ice. She also prepares hearty hunters stew, a traditional fish dish and a cloudberry dessert.G
9:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Alaska"  Fragments of the earth's crust drifted together to form Alaska. And they are still very much in the process of drifting and forming. And what they have formed is already the largest state in the United States of America. D
9:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Churchill's Beluga Whales and Polar Bears"  Joseph sees beluga whales frolicking in the Churchill River in the summer and the winter polar bear migration to the shores of the Hudson Bay.G
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Simple & Satisfying Vegetable Mains"  Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn about vegetarian cooking from Amanda Cohen at Dirt Candy. Back in the test kitchen, test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a great Mushroom and Leek Galette with Gorgonzola at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his favorite vegetable cleavers in the Equipment Corner. D
10:30 pm 
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
11:00 pm 
Taste This!  "Cooking with Salt"  Chef Joe's first stop is Tamba Bar and Grill in New York City. It's one of his favorite restaurants serving authentic Indian cuisine. Back in the test kitchen Chef Joe is entertaining and educating viewers on how to cook using a Himalayan Salt Brick. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Siena and Assisi: Italy's Grand Hill Towns"  Rick tours the innovative medieval hospital in Siena and a bakery that makes panforte. He explores the Chianti region and spends a night at a farmhouse where he learns about the Slow Food Movement before following the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi.G
12:00 am 
Instruments of Change   History credits the inception of the civil rights movement to Montgomery, Alabama in the mid-1950s. However as early as 1951 in Miami, there existed a Fine Arts Conservatory dedicated to bringing music, dance and art to young black and white students in an integrated environment. This little-known conservatory would challenge segregation and change the lives of many of those who attended the school.G
1:00 am 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
2:00 am 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, if the big storm keeps holiday shoppers home this weekend, what's at stake for retailers already dealing with a shorter holiday shopping season? And, our market monitor guest has a list of stocks she says could gain 20% or more in the new year. D
2:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Amy Tan (author)/LeVar Burton (actor/host). D
3:00 am 
4:00 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   El Salvador's Ban on Abortions - Strongly influenced by Catholic teaching, El Salvador now forbids all abortions. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from San Salvador on the consequences for many women, including some who say they suffered a miscarriage, when abortion is considered murder. More Mormon Missionaries - At a time when many Christian denominations continue to lose members, the number of people in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is going up steadily, from three million in 1970 to more than 15 million today, worldwide. D
4:30 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Minimizing Tax Pain"  Guests: Mark Cortazzo, Senior Partner, MACRO Consulting; Alexandra Lebenthal, President & CEO, Lebenthal Holdings. A combination of new federal laws and stock market gains mean many Americans are facing much higher tax bills. Financial advisors Alexandra Lebenthal and Mark Cortazzo help minimize the pain this week on Consuelo Mack WealthTrack. D
5:00 am 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   As Hillary Clinton leaves behind her work at the State Department, she sits down with host, Bonnie Erbe, to share her dedication and commitment to women and girls' empowerment. From First Lady to the U. S. Senate to the State Department, Clinton guides us through her storied career with one common thread: issues facing women and girls. AND, she tells us what's next for her. D
5:30 am 
Asian Voices   NULL
6:00 am 
Music's Gonna Get You Through   Henry Butler is not only a virtuoso jazz and blues artist, but also a passionate educator, photographer and advocate for disability rights. Drawing on his New Orleans heritage, extensive music study and experience as a blind black man, Butler founded the Creative Music and Jazz camp and crafted an eclectic curriculum that encouraged students to see art and music as tools for survival. THE MUSIC'S GONNA GET YOU THROUGH tracks the impact of Butler's music and philosophy on a group of blind and visually impaired teens who gather in New Orleans to train with the master at his week-long summer camp. D
7:00 am 
Conducting Hope   Today, 2.3 million people in the United States - an all-time high - call prison home. Nearly two-thirds of inmates will face re-arrest within three years, and nearly 50 percent will return to prison. In response to these disheartening statistics, one innovative program in Kansas aims to reduce the high rate of recidivism in an unexpected way - through the power of music.G
8:00 am 
Instruments of Change   History credits the inception of the civil rights movement to Montgomery, Alabama in the mid-1950s. However as early as 1951 in Miami, there existed a Fine Arts Conservatory dedicated to bringing music, dance and art to young black and white students in an integrated environment. This little-known conservatory would challenge segregation and change the lives of many of those who attended the school.G
9:00 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Minimizing Tax Pain"  Guests: Mark Cortazzo, Senior Partner, MACRO Consulting; Alexandra Lebenthal, President & CEO, Lebenthal Holdings. A combination of new federal laws and stock market gains mean many Americans are facing much higher tax bills. Financial advisors Alexandra Lebenthal and Mark Cortazzo help minimize the pain this week on Consuelo Mack WealthTrack. D
9:30 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   El Salvador's Ban on Abortions - Strongly influenced by Catholic teaching, El Salvador now forbids all abortions. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from San Salvador on the consequences for many women, including some who say they suffered a miscarriage, when abortion is considered murder. More Mormon Missionaries - At a time when many Christian denominations continue to lose members, the number of people in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is going up steadily, from three million in 1970 to more than 15 million today, worldwide. D
10:00 am 
Independent Lens  "Beauty Is Embarrassing"  Wayne White is a nut. The current art-world darling got his big break when he helped create the unhinged children's show "Pee-Wee's Playhouse." His off-kilter style and self-deprecating sense of humor offer a peak into an imagination that refuses to grow up. D
11:30 am 
Dialogue  "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother"  Liza Long, the author of the blog piece "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother" about her fear of her mentally ill son, discusses her experiences in the year since the piece was published. Long also discusses her forthcoming book and the needs of mentally ill youth in Idaho. She is a member of the Idaho Health and Welfare Region IV Children's Mental Heath Subcommittee.G
12:00 pm 
Music's Gonna Get You Through   Henry Butler is not only a virtuoso jazz and blues artist, but also a passionate educator, photographer and advocate for disability rights. Drawing on his New Orleans heritage, extensive music study and experience as a blind black man, Butler founded the Creative Music and Jazz camp and crafted an eclectic curriculum that encouraged students to see art and music as tools for survival. THE MUSIC'S GONNA GET YOU THROUGH tracks the impact of Butler's music and philosophy on a group of blind and visually impaired teens who gather in New Orleans to train with the master at his week-long summer camp. D
1:00 pm 
Conducting Hope   Today, 2.3 million people in the United States - an all-time high - call prison home. Nearly two-thirds of inmates will face re-arrest within three years, and nearly 50 percent will return to prison. In response to these disheartening statistics, one innovative program in Kansas aims to reduce the high rate of recidivism in an unexpected way - through the power of music.G
2:00 pm 
Instruments of Change   History credits the inception of the civil rights movement to Montgomery, Alabama in the mid-1950s. However as early as 1951 in Miami, there existed a Fine Arts Conservatory dedicated to bringing music, dance and art to young black and white students in an integrated environment. This little-known conservatory would challenge segregation and change the lives of many of those who attended the school.G
3:00 pm 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   As Hillary Clinton leaves behind her work at the State Department, she sits down with host, Bonnie Erbe, to share her dedication and commitment to women and girls' empowerment. From First Lady to the U. S. Senate to the State Department, Clinton guides us through her storied career with one common thread: issues facing women and girls. AND, she tells us what's next for her. D
3:30 pm 
Asian Voices   NULL
4:00 pm 
European Journal  "Is The Celtic Lion Roaring Or Snoring?"  Bosnia: Border Tensions - At its heart, the EU is designed to break down borders. But since Croatia became a member of the bloc last summer, life on its border has become much harder for the Bosnians on the other side. In some towns, like Metkovic, the border runs through entire streets and local farmers are constantly finding themselves up against customs regulations and time-consuming border controls. D
4:30 pm 
Linkasia   NULL
5:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Gunfighter Nation"  Cultural historian and scholar Richard Slotkin has spent his adult life studying the violence that has swirled through American history and taken root deep in our culture. He has written an acclaimed trilogy on the myth of the frontier that has shaped our nation's imagination. In Regeneration through Violence, The Fatal Environment, Gunfighter Nation, and other works of history and fiction, he tracks how everything from literature, movies and television to society and politics has been influenced by this violent past ̶ including the gun culture that continues to dominate, wound and kill. D
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Vintage Idaho"  Idaho's wine industry, crushed by Prohibition, has been reborn during the last 35 years. This chronicle of a year in the vineyards visits wineries from Sandpiont to Glenns Ferry and meets people who are putting the "Potato State" on the wine trail map.G
6:30 pm 
Dialogue  "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother"  Liza Long, the author of the blog piece "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother" about her fear of her mentally ill son, discusses her experiences in the year since the piece was published. Long also discusses her forthcoming book and the needs of mentally ill youth in Idaho. She is a member of the Idaho Health and Welfare Region IV Children's Mental Heath Subcommittee.G
7:00 pm 
7:30 pm 
8:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "Radio Unnameable"  Legendary radio personality Bob Fass revolutionized late night FM radio by serving as a cultural hub for music, politics and audience participation for nearly 50 years. Long before today's innovations in social media, Fass utilized the airwaves for mobilization encouraging luminaries and ordinary listeners to talk openly and take the program in surprising directions. Fass and his committed group of friends, peers, and listeners proved time and time again through massive, planned meetups and other similar events that radio was not a solitary experience but rather a platform to unite communities of like-minded, or even just open-minded, individuals without the dependence on large scale corporate backing. D
10:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Gunfighter Nation"  Cultural historian and scholar Richard Slotkin has spent his adult life studying the violence that has swirled through American history and taken root deep in our culture. He has written an acclaimed trilogy on the myth of the frontier that has shaped our nation's imagination. In Regeneration through Violence, The Fatal Environment, Gunfighter Nation, and other works of history and fiction, he tracks how everything from literature, movies and television to society and politics has been influenced by this violent past ̶ including the gun culture that continues to dominate, wound and kill. D
11:00 pm 
Linkasia   NULL
11:30 pm 
Washington Week   NULL
12:00 am 
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas!   The Cat, Nick and Sally journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas in their first Christmas special. On the way, the Thinga-ma-jigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals and their individual abilities to continue the journey. The Cat is a trusted guide, helping families discover natural science concepts, with a generous helping of laughter and singing along the way.G
1:00 am 
Peg + Cat  "The Tree Problem/Another Tree Problem"  The Tree Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. When Cat is stuck in a tree, Peg needs to figure out how to get him down using three giant gifts. Primary Content: Spatial sense, solving a puzzle; Secondary Content: Direction, position. D
1:30 am 
WordGirl  "Dinner Or Consequences, Part 1/Dinner Or Consequences, Part 2"  DINNER OR CONSEQUENCES, PART 1 - Dr. Two Brains is stealing all the city's milk and using it-with help from the unusually talkative Energy Monster-to superpower his new ray and turn the whole city into cheese! It's up to WordGirl to find the disappearing dairy and stop Dr. Two Brains. even if it means missing her family feast and having to face the consequences. Vocabulary Words: Feast, Consequences. D
2:00 am 
Wild Kratts  "Little Howler"  Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags. They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack. They experience that wolves are a very social animal with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members. D
2:30 am 
Cyberchase  "Unhappily Ever After"  Hacker, longing again for Wicked, devises a deliciously dreadful plan to impress her: He sneaks into Happily-Ever-Afterville, uncovers the Book of Unhappy Endings, releases them across the site and crowns himself king! Wicked, duly impressed, becomes his Queen and together they delight as unhappy endings unfold. To rescue the site, the CyberSquad must get the Book back from Hacker to recapture the unhappy endings, and seal it inside 3 nesting boxes with precisely fitting lids . all before sundown! Of course, Hacker has destroyed the lids, but the kids enlist the carpentry skills of one of the Three Little Pigs. D
3:00 am 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "It's Ruff in the Ring"  Ruff gets accidentally booked in a boxing match against the legendary boxer Whipped Cream McGee, so he sends Shreya out to learn how to box, and sends Marc and Marco to engineer a safe boxing helmet for him. D
3:30 am 
Clifford's Puppy Days  "Heroes and Friends/The Cookie Crumbles"  Heroes and Friends: Clifford tries to be a "hero" to impress his beloved Emily Elizabeth. He soon learns that being called "my best friend in the whole world" can be just as rewarding as being called a "hero." The Cookie Crumbles: When Mrs. Z presents the kids with candy canes, they decide to make cookies to thank her. D
4:00 am 
Barney & Friends  "Winter and Summer"  Winter: When Baby Bop is surprised by the first day of cold weather, it's Barney that helps her see winter can be a wonderful time for fun. Baby Bop is getting discouraged, wondering if it will ever snow! Then, when she least expects it.the snow begins to fall! Summer: On a hot summer day, Barney teaches BJ about all the fun activities you can do during the summer. D
4:30 am 
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps  "Angelina's Holiday Treats/Angelina and the Front Row Ticket"  Angelina's Holiday Treats - Angelina is anticipating her performance in "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" at the holiday showcase. She also can't wait for the holiday party afterwards. But in between final rehearsal and the performance, she and Marco overindulge in candy canes and a few too many slices of Mum's fruitcake. D
5:00 am 
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas   George and The Man in the Yellow Hat are preparing for Christmas but each has no idea what to give the other for a present. They follow each other around town, hoping to discover a clue. They enlist the help of Hudley, the Pisghettis, Gnocchi, Bill, Betsy Steven and even Professor Wiseman. Three original songs are introduced along with other classic holiday music.G
6:00 am 
Peg + Cat  "The Circus Problem/The Buried Treasure Problem"  The Circus Problem - The Circus. When Peg and Cat find themselves in the center ring, they climb, swing, swoop and juggle their way over amazing heights and lengths. Primary Content: Measuring height, measuring length; Secondary Content: Counting by twos. D
6:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Don's Winter Wish/Festival of Lights"  When the Pteranodon family travels back to the North Pole, Don declares that it's his "winter wish" to see snow fall again. When a big blizzard comes, and even the Dinosaur Train gets snowed in, Don worries that his wish brought the blizzard. He's especially worried for his new friend, Soren Sauronitholestes, who is sitting on a nest of her eggs, out in the blizzard. D
7:00 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
7:30 am 
Super Why!  "The Nutcracker"  Princess Pea doesn't know what to do about her friend Sleeping Beauty who is very, very grumpy! Super Why and his friends dance their way into the story of The Nutcracker, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's memorable music, to find out why the Mouse King is so cranky and give an innovative twist to the holiday classic. But will the super readers be able to restore magic to The Land of Sweets? Educational Objectives: To learn a cheer-up strategy, sing the alphabet, identify the letters F, L, and Y, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. D
8:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Slide to the Side!"  Sid is trying out his new dance called "The Sid Slide To The Side!" On his room's hardwood floor, he boogies to the left, jumps to the right and then tries to slide to the side. But in his new sneakers, he can't slide.he just squeaks to a stop! Sid and his friends investigate how different materials and surfaces can create friction, causing something to slow down. D
8:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Dome-Headed Dinosaur/Treasure Hunt"  The Pteranodon kids and their dome-headed friend Spikey Stygimoloch meet a brother and sister, Patrick and Pamela Pachycephalosaurus, two dinosaurs with enormous dome heads. Spikey bonds with the Pachycephalosaurus. Patrick and Pamela are athletes who invite our kids, Mom, and Spikey along to watch them use their impressive dome heads to play a volleyball type sport called, Dome Ball. D
9:00 am 
Clifford's Puppy Days  "Heroes and Friends/The Cookie Crumbles"  Heroes and Friends: Clifford tries to be a "hero" to impress his beloved Emily Elizabeth. He soon learns that being called "my best friend in the whole world" can be just as rewarding as being called a "hero." The Cookie Crumbles: When Mrs. Z presents the kids with candy canes, they decide to make cookies to thank her. D
9:30 am 
Arthur  "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh/The Best Day Ever"  So Funny I Forgot to Laugh - Arthur thinks his jokes about Sue Ellen's new sweater are all in good fun but Sue Ellen's feelings are hurt. Has Arthur become.a bully? The Best Day Ever - It's a beautiful afternoon and everyone is reminiscing about their "best days. D
10:00 am 
Martha Speaks  "My Mother The Dog/Martha's Must-Have"  My Mother the Dog - Inspired by Ronald's parrot, Martha starts doing impersonations. It turns out her imitation of Helen's mom is spot-on. But when she starts answering phone calls in Mariella's voice, she gets a bit more than she bargained for. D
10:30 am 
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas!   The Cat, Nick and Sally journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas in their first Christmas special. On the way, the Thinga-ma-jigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals and their individual abilities to continue the journey. The Cat is a trusted guide, helping families discover natural science concepts, with a generous helping of laughter and singing along the way.G
11:30 am 
Peg + Cat  "The Tree Problem/Another Tree Problem"  The Tree Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. When Cat is stuck in a tree, Peg needs to figure out how to get him down using three giant gifts. Primary Content: Spatial sense, solving a puzzle; Secondary Content: Direction, position. D
12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dome-Headed Dinosaur/Treasure Hunt"  The Pteranodon kids and their dome-headed friend Spikey Stygimoloch meet a brother and sister, Patrick and Pamela Pachycephalosaurus, two dinosaurs with enormous dome heads. Spikey bonds with the Pachycephalosaurus. Patrick and Pamela are athletes who invite our kids, Mom, and Spikey along to watch them use their impressive dome heads to play a volleyball type sport called, Dome Ball. D
12:30 pm 
Sesame Street  "Simon Says"  Telly has to practice paying attention, listening and controlling himself to prepare for a Simon Says Competition. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation (EF). D
1:30 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
2:00 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "Slide to the Side!"  Sid is trying out his new dance called "The Sid Slide To The Side!" On his room's hardwood floor, he boogies to the left, jumps to the right and then tries to slide to the side. But in his new sneakers, he can't slide.he just squeaks to a stop! Sid and his friends investigate how different materials and surfaces can create friction, causing something to slow down. D
2:30 pm 
Super Why!  "'twas The Night Before Christmas"  'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and all through Storybrook Village, not a creature was stirring.except for Whyatt, who has an important question for Santa! So the Super Readers catch up with Santa and his reindeer as they gallop from rooftop to rooftop and unravel the mystery of Santa's childhood, discovering along the way how to help spread the magic of the holiday. D
3:00 pm 
Caillou  "Caillou Cares"  Caillou's Cricket: Caillou inadvertently brings a cricket in the house and decides it'll be fun to keep it as a pet. When the cricket gets loose and Caillou goes on a wild-cricket hunt, he's suddenly able to see things from the cricket's perspective.and decides to put the cricket back outside where it belongs. D
3:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Tinsel & Trains"  The Missing Christmas Decorations - Until Percy discovers Diesel 10 stealing the Steamies' Christmas decorations. Percy chases him back to the Dieselworks where he also discovers poor forgotten Sidney hanging from the ceiling waiting for new wheels. Percy surprises everyone by deciding to give Sidney a Christmas present and his kindness does not go unrewarded. D
4:00 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
4:30 pm 
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas!   The Cat, Nick and Sally journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas in their first Christmas special. On the way, the Thinga-ma-jigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals and their individual abilities to continue the journey. The Cat is a trusted guide, helping families discover natural science concepts, with a generous helping of laughter and singing along the way.G
5:30 pm 
Peg + Cat  "The Tree Problem/Another Tree Problem"  The Tree Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. When Cat is stuck in a tree, Peg needs to figure out how to get him down using three giant gifts. Primary Content: Spatial sense, solving a puzzle; Secondary Content: Direction, position. D
6:00 pm 
WordGirl  "Dinner Or Consequences, Part 1/Dinner Or Consequences, Part 2"  DINNER OR CONSEQUENCES, PART 1 - Dr. Two Brains is stealing all the city's milk and using it-with help from the unusually talkative Energy Monster-to superpower his new ray and turn the whole city into cheese! It's up to WordGirl to find the disappearing dairy and stop Dr. Two Brains. even if it means missing her family feast and having to face the consequences. Vocabulary Words: Feast, Consequences. D
6:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Little Howler"  Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags. They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack. They experience that wolves are a very social animal with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members. D
7:00 pm 
Cyberchase  "Unhappily Ever After"  Hacker, longing again for Wicked, devises a deliciously dreadful plan to impress her: He sneaks into Happily-Ever-Afterville, uncovers the Book of Unhappy Endings, releases them across the site and crowns himself king! Wicked, duly impressed, becomes his Queen and together they delight as unhappy endings unfold. To rescue the site, the CyberSquad must get the Book back from Hacker to recapture the unhappy endings, and seal it inside 3 nesting boxes with precisely fitting lids . all before sundown! Of course, Hacker has destroyed the lids, but the kids enlist the carpentry skills of one of the Three Little Pigs. D
7:30 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "It's Ruff in the Ring"  Ruff gets accidentally booked in a boxing match against the legendary boxer Whipped Cream McGee, so he sends Shreya out to learn how to box, and sends Marc and Marco to engineer a safe boxing helmet for him. D
8:00 pm 
Clifford's Puppy Days  "Heroes and Friends/The Cookie Crumbles"  Heroes and Friends: Clifford tries to be a "hero" to impress his beloved Emily Elizabeth. He soon learns that being called "my best friend in the whole world" can be just as rewarding as being called a "hero." The Cookie Crumbles: When Mrs. Z presents the kids with candy canes, they decide to make cookies to thank her. D
8:30 pm 
Arthur  "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh/The Best Day Ever"  So Funny I Forgot to Laugh - Arthur thinks his jokes about Sue Ellen's new sweater are all in good fun but Sue Ellen's feelings are hurt. Has Arthur become.a bully? The Best Day Ever - It's a beautiful afternoon and everyone is reminiscing about their "best days. D
9:00 pm 
Martha Speaks  "My Mother The Dog/Martha's Must-Have"  My Mother the Dog - Inspired by Ronald's parrot, Martha starts doing impersonations. It turns out her imitation of Helen's mom is spot-on. But when she starts answering phone calls in Mariella's voice, she gets a bit more than she bargained for. D
9:30 pm 
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas!   The Cat, Nick and Sally journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas in their first Christmas special. On the way, the Thinga-ma-jigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals and their individual abilities to continue the journey. The Cat is a trusted guide, helping families discover natural science concepts, with a generous helping of laughter and singing along the way.G
10:30 pm 
Peg + Cat  "The Tree Problem/Another Tree Problem"  The Tree Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. When Cat is stuck in a tree, Peg needs to figure out how to get him down using three giant gifts. Primary Content: Spatial sense, solving a puzzle; Secondary Content: Direction, position. D
11:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dome-Headed Dinosaur/Treasure Hunt"  The Pteranodon kids and their dome-headed friend Spikey Stygimoloch meet a brother and sister, Patrick and Pamela Pachycephalosaurus, two dinosaurs with enormous dome heads. Spikey bonds with the Pachycephalosaurus. Patrick and Pamela are athletes who invite our kids, Mom, and Spikey along to watch them use their impressive dome heads to play a volleyball type sport called, Dome Ball. D
11:30 pm 
Sesame Street  "Simon Says"  Telly has to practice paying attention, listening and controlling himself to prepare for a Simon Says Competition. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation (EF). D

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