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January 15, 2014
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12:00 am 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Losing It"  Cameras follow several people, including Alda, as they adopt different strategies for weight loss from online diet systems to gastric bypass surgery. Alda also learns about research that explains why dieting is so difficult.G

1:00 am 
Apollo 17: The Untold Story of the Last Men on the Moon   Project Apollo, launched in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, becomes the greatest undertaking in the history of mankind. But only two years after Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon in 1969, public and political interest in Apollo dwindled. The final moon landing occurred in December 1972 with a crew of Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt.G

2:00 am 
Frontline  "Secret State of North Korea"  This film offers a glimpse into one of the world's most isolated countries with the world's youngest dictator. Using new footage smuggled from North Korea and new stories from recent defectors living in South Korea, a picture emerges of how some North Koreans are defying authority.G

3:00 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

3:30 am 
Dialogue  "Livable Communities"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Robert McNulty, the founder of Partners for Livable Communities, about what makes communities "livable."G

4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Me Amigita Rosita"  Rosita writes her own book about her life on Sesame Street and what being Mexican means to her. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation, Literacy. D

5:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "The Dragon Dance/Teacher Harriet's Birthday"  The Dragon Dance: In school, the children are all helping Teacher Harriet with a big art project: creating a dancing dragon! Everyone is eager to finish so the dragon can dance, but they learn that they need to work together so the big project can be finished. Teacher Harriet's Birthday: It's Teacher Harriet's birthday! Mom Tiger helps the children surprise her by decorating the classroom with streamers and making a birthday present while she is gone. The children learn that cooperation is necessary to pull off the surprise. D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "The Puppy Show/Never Forget to Remember"  The Puppy Show - TV producer Laslo Huckey knows just what people want to watch: puppies. But puppies doing what? He challenges Martha and the gang to come up with the perfect pitch for a puppy show. Vocabulary: (E) gist, brainstorm, concept, situation, introduce. D

6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Jason Isbell/Neko Case"  Both performers bring modern roots rock to the stage. Isbell performs tunes from his album Southeastern, and Case sings songs from her latest recording.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Rome: Ancient Glory"  Rick takes a fresh look at Rome by exploring the traces of life in the capital of the ancient world - visiting the Colosseum and the Pantheon, and viewing the empire's art. Then he goes by bicycle to see the Appian Way and the other marvels of Roman engineering. Part 1 of 3G

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Pacific Rim With Rudy Maxa  "San Francisco"  The port city of San Francisco revels in art, diversity and food. Chinatown is a feast for the senses, and the city's new Asian Art Museum a must-see. We get savvy on sourdough and tour notorious Alcatraz Island. D

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Desert Treasures"  The desert can yield a bounty of treasures, but what does gold have in common with trees, fish and meteorites? To the right person, they all have a sentimental, if not monetary, value. Using the Tucson Gem and Mineral show as a launching pad for the quest, The Desert Speaks travels around the country's deserts to find out where exactly these items come from and who values these unusual treasures. The search begins with a hunt for fish fossils in the Red Desert of Wyoming and then a visit to the Painted Desert with the Bach family. D

8:30 am 
Chef John Besh's Family Table   Roasted Red Pepper Salad; Green Beans with Garlic; Crispy Seared Snapper with a Light Tomato Sauce. D

9:00 am 
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

9:30 am 
New Scandinavian Cooking with Claus Meyer  "Waters of Shells"  At a festival in Legster, Claus helps celebrate the first blue mussel catch of the year with several dishes featuring the mollusks.G

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Spicy Fall Sweets"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Pumpkin Bread. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of molasses. Next, science expert Guy Crosby explains the science of baking soda. D

10:30 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Enclosure"  Smith explores the design principle of enclosure. He presents examples at his Garden Home Retreat, a peaceful garden setting at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, and at Whitehall House.G

11:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   Rodney Dillard & the Dillard Band. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Fetch The Letter I"  Telly and Elmo are sitting at a table building letters with their new "Letter of the Day" kit. They use one long piece and two little pieces to make the letter "I". Elmo and Telly imagine things that begin with the letter "I" such as igloo, insect, and iguana. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaur Train Submarine: Otto Opthalmosaurus/King Meets Crystal"  When the Pteranodon family takes the Dinosaur Train under the sea to visit their friend Elmer Elasmosaurus, they learn that the Elasmosaurus family is going away from the station to follow their food, the fish. Buddy wants to follow, but the train tunnel doesn't go that way - so the Conductor decides to take the family in a brand-new invention, the Dinosaur Train Submarine! On their journey, they meet a marine reptile called Otto Opthalmosaurus, who guides the submarine deeper than it's ever been, and even helps them find their way out of a sea cave. During a day at Troodon Town Music Festival, the Pteranodon family and King Cryolophosaurus hear a wonderful singer named Crystal Cryolophosaurus. D

1:30 pm 
Peg + Cat  "The Race Car Problem/The Big Gig Problem"  The Race Car Problem - Junk Yard/Race Track Stadium. Peg and Cat rebuild their homemade race car, "Hot Buttered Lightnin'," to compete in the Talla-peg-a 20 race. Primary Content: More than, less than; Secondary Content: Solid shapes. D

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "A Long Winter's Nap/The Tree Doctor"  A Long Winter's Nap - Sally and Nick are so excited to go ice skating tomorrow, that they can't fall asleep! Cat's friend Boris the bear can help! Off they go to the Gleep-sneep Woods to learn how Boris gets ready to take his long winter's nap. Back at home, Nick and Sally follow Boris' advice, and follow their own bedtime routine to get ready for bed. With the help of a bedtime story from Cat, they quickly fall asleep. D

2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Captain Tangent/Chuck and Brent Ride Again"  Captain Tangent - When Becky and her family go out to dinner at Blackbeard's Buffet, they encounter a new villain, Captain Tangent - a teenage pirate with a magnetic hook and talking parrot. It's up to WordGirl to stop him from stealing her mom's trophy and all the coins (a.k. D

3:00 pm 
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

3:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Livable Communities"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Robert McNulty, the founder of Partners for Livable Communities, about what makes communities "livable."G

4:00 pm 
Infinity Hall Live  "Cowboy Junkies"  With their languid guitars and ethereal vocals, the Canadian group Cowboy Junkies cast a narcotic spell over their Infinity Hall audience in this intimate concert performance. Consisting of Alan Anton (bass), and siblings Michael Timmins (guitar), Peter Timmins (drums) and Margo Timmins (vocals), Cowboy Junkies specialize in a unique sound that combines country, blues and folk, but often with a touch of melancholy thrown in for good measure. As Margo Timmins jokingly told the audience, "I figure if you're here tonight, you like sad songs. D

5:00 pm 
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6:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Emma - Part Three"  The tangled affairs of heroines Emma Woodhouse, Harriet Smith and Jane Fairfax are straightened out in this conclusion to Jane Austen's romantic story. Part 3 of 3G

7:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "The Maid In Splendour, Part One"  A barman from the "Maid in Splendour" pub is shot dead as he walks near a ruined cottage in the woods. Barnaby and Scott discover a clash of cultures at the pub, between locals and new money as well as among long-time residents. Part 1 of 2G

8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 2"  The fates of several characters converge at a glittering house party for more than a dozen guests, who bring with them their various maids and valets. Guest star Dame Kiri Te Kanawa portrays famous early 20th-century opera diva Nellie Melba. Edith's Mr. Gregson impresses Robert, and Anna faces trouble. Part 2 of 8G

9:00 pm 
Unlocking Sherlock   This film reveals how Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss created the modern "Sherlock" series by starting with Arthur Conan Doyle's original character, through the myriad incarnations in print and film to arrive at the character played by Benedict Cumberbatch. There are interviews with cast members and reflections from the co-creators.G

10:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Emma - Part Three"  The tangled affairs of heroines Emma Woodhouse, Harriet Smith and Jane Fairfax are straightened out in this conclusion to Jane Austen's romantic story. Part 3 of 3G

11:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "The Maid In Splendour, Part One"  A barman from the "Maid in Splendour" pub is shot dead as he walks near a ruined cottage in the woods. Barnaby and Scott discover a clash of cultures at the pub, between locals and new money as well as among long-time residents. Part 1 of 2G

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