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January 12, 2014
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7:00 am 
Wild!  "Chasing Wild Horses"  Roberto Dutesco, a New York City fashion photographer, photographs human beauty every day, but since childhood he has carried with him a singular artistic vision: the wild, long-maned dark horses of Sable Island off the coast of Nova Scotia. We see him and the wild horses interact as the horses roam through the white sand dunes of the remote island.G

8:00 am 
Dialogue  "Livable Communities"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Robert McNulty, the founder of Partners for Livable Communities, about what makes communities "livable."G

8:30 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Winter Play"  Idahoans participate in a historic Scottish game on ice; team up with a dog for unusual cross-country ski contests; fly above the snow with a snowkite; drive 4x4s across the snow; and take the plunge for a polar bear swim.G

9:00 am 
Oregon Field Guide  "Bird Flu, Green Crabs, Borax Lake Chub, Mickey Hot Springs Photo-essay"  This FIELD GUIDE special goes to the towering heights of Steens Mountain, the Wallowas, Broken Top, Mount Bailey and more with adventurers of all skill levels playing in the snow. They test out yurts during a rugged ski outing, handle sled dogs and speed down hills.G

9:30 am 
Roadtrip Nation  "Uncertainty Is Opportunity"  As they enter the 5th week of their 7-week Roadtrip, the team reflects on how comfortable they've become with the unpredictable eccentricities of the Road. Megan, who is naturally wired to adhere to routine, is learning to embrace uncertainly, and this helps her cope with an influx of job rejections. In New York, the team's interview with Radiolab radio host Jad Abumrad serves to reinforce Megan's newfound acceptance of the unknown. D

10:00 am 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Worried Sick"  Alda learns about stress - its historic place in human life, its cause, and whether stress can lead to sickness.G

11:00 am 
NOVA  "Alien Planets Revealed"  NASA's Kepler mission has identified more than 3,500 potential planets orbiting stars beyond our sun. Some might even be able to harbor life. Combining animation with input from expert astrophysicists and astrobiologists, this program journeys into space with the Kepler telescope.G

12:00 pm 
Deserts  "Judean Desert: Desert of the Soul"  A relatively small desert that is full of breathtaking views, it has a history that has shaped the cultural history of mankind, and given birth to the religions of Judaism and Christianity. The expanse is crossed by several rivers that have created deep canyons, some of which have water all year round. Part 5 of 6G

1:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Southern Mexico"  From the Day of the Dead festival in Pazcuaro, Ian goes to the old colonial town of Guanajuato. He heads to Acapulco, taking in glitzy nightlife and watching the cliff divers. He joins the spring surfing festival in Puerto Escondido, travels to the Mayan ruins of Palenque, and goes to San Cristobal before trekking through the Lancondon jungle.G

2:00 pm 
Dialogue  "Livable Communities"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Robert McNulty, the founder of Partners for Livable Communities, about what makes communities "livable."G

2:30 pm 
McLaughlin Group   Topics: Robert Gates' White House Critique; Christie in a Jam. PANELISTS: Pat Buchanan, Author and Columnist; Eleanor Clift, The Daily Beast; Mort Zuckerman, US New & World Report; Guy Taylor, Washington Times. D

3:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "The Economics of Economics"  Here's a lighter look at a complex science. Learn about everything from micro to macro economics, supply and demand, and economic indicators. See how business owners and even individuals use economic principles to make financial decisions. D

3:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Managing Cougar Populations, Indian Village Excavation, Kayak Fishing"  Researchers set out to find Oregon's elusive but numerous cougars. Archaeologists piece together the daily life of the Native Americans who once lived at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers, people who disappeared in the early 1800s due to disease.G

4:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Great American Meat and Potatoes"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Atlanta Brisket. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of steak sauce. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make Roasted Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes. D

4:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Sevilla"  In the flamboyant city of Carmen and Don Juan, Rick finds that bullfighting is still politically correct and little girls dream of growing up to become flamenco dancers. He finds the city's soul in its lacy Moorish palace, massive cathedral, lavish royal tombs, labyrinthine Jewish Quarter and the people-filled streets.G

5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Alien Planets Revealed"  NASA's Kepler mission has identified more than 3,500 potential planets orbiting stars beyond our sun. Some might even be able to harbor life. Combining animation with input from expert astrophysicists and astrobiologists, this program journeys into space with the Kepler telescope.G

6:00 pm 
Chasing Shackleton   Veteran polar explorer Tim Jarvis seeks to re-create the 800-mile boat journey and deadly mountain crossing of South Georgia made by Sir Ernest Shackleton 100 years ago to seek rescue for his crew still stranded in the ice of Antarctic. Jarvis recruits five explorers to wear 1914 clothes, eat basic food and sail in a replica of the tiny wooden boat Shackleton traveled in. Part 1 of 3G

7:00 pm 
Circus  "Change On!/Survival of the Fittest"  Join the circus at their first performance stop in Virginia, where dramatic last-minute changes to the show, lackluster ticket sales and a cancer diagnosis ratchet up the pressure. D

8:00 pm 
Poisoner's Handbook: American Experience   Early 20th century American homes are stocked with poisons. From radioactive radium in health tonics to thallium in depilatory creams, from morphine in teething medicine to potassium cyanide in cleaning supplies, the tools to murder by poison multiply with industrial innovation. But the scientific knowledge (and political will) to detect and prevent the crimes lag behind.G

10:00 pm 
Chasing Shackleton   Veteran polar explorer Tim Jarvis seeks to re-create the 800-mile boat journey and deadly mountain crossing of South Georgia made by Sir Ernest Shackleton 100 years ago to seek rescue for his crew still stranded in the ice of Antarctic. Jarvis recruits five explorers to wear 1914 clothes, eat basic food and sail in a replica of the tiny wooden boat Shackleton traveled in. Part 1 of 3G

11:00 pm 
Circus  "Change On!/Survival of the Fittest"  Join the circus at their first performance stop in Virginia, where dramatic last-minute changes to the show, lackluster ticket sales and a cancer diagnosis ratchet up the pressure. D

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