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12:20 am 
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

1:00 am 
Handel's Messiah: A United States Naval Academy Tradition   Handel's Messiah: A United States Naval Academy Tradition since 1946. The United States Naval Academy Glee Club with members of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and world-renowned guest soloists create a unique performance of one of the greatest choral works in Western music. Recorded at the Beautiful Chapel on the grounds of the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. D

2:00 am 
Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World   Historian Bettany Hughes seeks to understand the different beliefs and practices that form the core of the Buddhist philosophy, beginning at the Mahabodhi Temple in India where Buddhism was born. At Nepal's Boudhanath Stupa, she looks into the teaching of Buddha or dharma, and she explores karma at the Temple of the Tooth in Sri Lanka. At Wat Pho Temple in Thailand, Hughes considers Samsara, the cycle of birth and death Buddhists seek to end through enlightenment, and at Angkor Wat in Cambodia she learns about meditation. She also looks at Zen in Hong Kong and the concept of nirvana in Los Angeles.G

3:00 am 
Bittersweet Roots: The Chinese In California's Heartland   The California Delta, in the heart of the state, is the only place in America where the Chinese have maintained a sustained presence for nearly a century and a half. Here, immigrants from China transformed swampland into one of the richest agricultural regions. Through archival imagery, actor portrayed recreations, and personal family accounts, BITTERSWEET ROOTS: THE CHINESE IN CALIFORNIA'S HEARTLAND is a powerful lesson in triumphing over adversity. D

4:00 am 
Rising: The Art and Life of John Waddell   Rising: The Art and Life of John Waddell is the inspiring story of a widely collected American sculptor who resisted modern trends to stay true to the human form, the losses that decision cost him and the immeasurable treasures he gained. Working on the periphery of the contemporary art world for 50 years, he thrived without the help of critics and overcame enormous personal setbacks. Told by 15 models including the filmmaker, in rarely seen modeling sessions, the film follows the making of Rising, 28-figure, 50-foot high relief sculpture, inspired by 9/11. D

5:00 am 
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

6:00 am 
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  "Jugglers - Flying Karamazov Brothers/Macaroni Factory"  NULL

6:30 am 
Curious George  "Candy Counter/Curious George, Rescue Monkey"  George learns to sort candies by color & shape and spends the day helping the fire department.G

7:00 am 
Wild Kratts  "Mosquito Dragon"  When Koki and Jimmy get walloped by mosquitoes in the Cypress Swamp, Aviva, Martin, and Chris go on a fact-finding adventure to find out exactly why mosquitoes try to steal our blood in the first place!. D

7:30 am 
Peep and the Big Wide World/Pocoyo  "Peep's Moon Mission The Many Moons of Quack The Duck"  Peep, Quack and Chirp argue over whether the moon is perfectly round. Despite all evidence to the contrary, Quack insists that there are many moons in the sky. Pocoyo: Talent Show - Pocoyo and friends have a talent show. D

8:00 am 
Science Trek  "Earthquakes"  Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guest scientists answer students' questions about earthquakes.G

8:30 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

9:00 am 
Bob the Builder  "A Cold Day in the Valley"  It's the grand opening of the Bobland Bay Promenade. As Bob and the team put up some spectacular lights for the big ceremony, Bristle the street-cleaner arrives to keep the new town spotlessly clean. Before long, important items are missing. D

9:30 am 
Barney & Friends  "Gift of the Dinos/Winter"  Gift of the Dinos - It's Christmas and BJ dreams of getting a new baseball glove to go with his baseball, while Riff hopes for new drumsticks to use his drum. Barney reminds them that Christmas is more than just getting gifts and helps them learn the meaning of Christmas. Winter - Baby Bop is surprised by the first day of cold weather, and Barney helps her see that winter can be a time of wonderful fun. D

10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Waiting for the Present"  Rosita needs to learn how to control herself and wait to open her present from Elmo. Educational objective: Self-Regulation. D

10:30 am 
Zoboomafoo  "Great Singers"  Martin, Chris and Zoboomafoo tackle the Herculean task of trying to get a kookaburra to sing. After many attempts, their new feathered friend finally joins them in a song. Martin and Chris then go out and seek the fabled song of the elk, and they are not dissapointed!G

11:00 am 
BBC Newsnight   NULL

11:30 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack   Guests: Kenneth Lowe, Portfolio Manager, Matthews Asia Focus Fund; David Nadel, Portfolio Manager, Royce International Smaller-Companies Fund. This week's Consuelo Mack WealthTrack explores why investors should be looking for long-term opportunities in out-of-favor places. Portfolio managers David Nadel of Royce International Smaller-Companies Fund and Kenneth Lowe of Matthews Asia Focus Fund explain the lure of Brazil, India and China. D

12:00 pm 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   What We've Learned About Fighting Sexual Assault from the Biggest Stories this Year; Walmart Facing a New Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit; Behind the Headlines: Kathreen Bogle's "Kids Gone Wild" on Urban Legends, Media Hype, Teens & Sex. PANELISTS: Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers; Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones-DeWeever. D

12:30 pm 

1:00 pm 
Painting and Travel with Roger & Sarah Bansemer  "The Vanderhorst Plantation"  On Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Sarah visits the pre-civil war Vanderhorst Mansion and learns its history. Roger paints the long oak lined driveway and talks with interested students. D

1:30 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, Part 1"  Take the annoyance out of creating quilt blocks that contain triangle shapes. Nancy demonstrates how to make no-hassle ½-square triangles using the speediest, most accurate and no-math ways. Among the ½ -square triangle quilt blocks featured in this program are the Box Quilt, Shadow Play, Godey Design, Square in a Square, May Basket and Nancy's Spool blocks. D

2:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Anchors Aweigh"  Vintage quilts can be a great source of inspiration for a quilter. Marianne took on the challenge to re-create a 1940s Victory Quilt design using more modern methods of cutting and piecing. D

2:30 pm 
Hometime  "Ranch Addition Framing"  See what happens when an architect applies some great design ideas to his own home while he and his family are living in it. D

3:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Slant Front Desk"  Join the editors of Woodsmith magazine as they build a solid-wood case and dovetailed drawers for an heirloom desk. D

3:30 pm 
This Old House   NULL

4:00 pm 
Ask This Old House   Roger learns from a beekeeper how to set up a beehive for a homeowner. The guys ask, "What is it?" Afterward, electrician Scott Caron adds lighting to a dark kitchen without having to run any new wiring. D

4:30 pm 
Garden SMART   When visiting an area we find that a local garden club is a tremendous asset in finding beautiful gardens and inspired gardeners. And it's happened again in this show. How these gardeners tackle their yards and gardens is an inspiration for all gardeners. D

5:00 pm 
Dialogue  "Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference: Gretel Ehrlich"  Marcia Franklin speaks with author Gretel Ehrlich about her works.G

5:30 pm 
In The Americas with David Yetman  "Lake Superior: Circling The Sweet Water Ocean"  Straddling the U.S.-Canadian border, the largest lake in the world supports thousands of residents along its forested shores. The icy waters also harbor a remote national park, Isle Royale.G

6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour Weekend   On Sunday, NewsHour Weekend reports from Georgia, where the Kennesaw City Council recently rejected, then approved a bid to house a mosque at a shopping mall. The vote has ignited a fierce debate in the community over how residents feel about Muslims and their First Amendment right to freedom of religion. NewsHour Weekend's William Brangham reports. D

6:30 pm 
British Antiques Roadshow  "Winchester 2"  On a second visit to the cathedral, experts find an early 19th-century recipe book from Jane Austen's household, a curious Victorian brooch in the shape of a lady's corset, and a rare four-barreled golden pistol that delivers an explosive valuation.G

7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Working for Wildlife"  Professionals and volunteers are in forests and fields - even cities - throughout Idaho working to increase knowledge about wildlife and its chances for survival. Cameras capture "deer tackling" in eastern Idaho; follow scientists and volunteers through deep snows to radio collar the seldom-seen elusive wolverine; and visit a woman raising orphan bears in her backyard in Garden City, adjacent to Boise.G

7:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Hummingbird Flight, Malheur Refuge Carp, Return to Mount St. Helens"  Scientists are studying hummingbird flight on the University of Portland campus. Cameras follow scientists into the Mount St. Helens crater to monitor the dynamic environment.G

8:00 pm 
Tales from the Royal Bedchamber   Lucy Worsley reveals the English obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession down through history to the present day. She finds that the rise and fall of the royals' magnificent beds reflects the changing fortunes of the monarchy itself.G

9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 6"  When Robert and Thomas make a sudden trip, everyone's life becomes more complicated. Mary and Blake come together over pigs. An unwelcome visitor appears. Part 6 of 8G

10:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 7"  Robert and Thomas return from America. Bates disappears for a day. Edith prepares to go abroad. Suitors flock to Mary and Rose makes her move. Part 7 of 8G

11:30 pm 
The Bletchley Circle  "Uncustomed Goods, Part 1"  Millie's import/export sideline leads to her abduction by a crime ring involved in trading perfume, cigarettes and stockings - and in human trafficking. After her release, Millie is determined to help those sold into prostitution. Millie, Jean, Lucy and Alice decide to tip off Customs and Excise to intercept a contraband shipment and catch the traffickers. Part 1 of 2G

12:30 am 
The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2014   This special includes appearances and performances by some of the most recognizable names in entertainment. The evening's festivities will be capped off with the ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree, which is traditionally handled by the president and first family.G

1:30 am 
Christmas In Norway with the St. Olaf Choir   This Christmas special was filmed in Trondheim, Norway's magnificent Nidaros Dom cathedral, one of the oldest Gothic cathedrals in the world. Featured performers include the renowned voices of Minnesota's St. Olaf Choir.G

2:30 am 
Christmas on the Danube   This companion to EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKET is a holiday treat, traveling the majestic Danube River as it passes through stunning European landscape, history and culture on its 2,000-mile journey to the sea. The special stops at cities along the way, which are particularly spectacular during the holidays.G

3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Working for Wildlife"  Professionals and volunteers are in forests and fields - even cities - throughout Idaho working to increase knowledge about wildlife and its chances for survival. Cameras capture "deer tackling" in eastern Idaho; follow scientists and volunteers through deep snows to radio collar the seldom-seen elusive wolverine; and visit a woman raising orphan bears in her backyard in Garden City, adjacent to Boise.G

3:30 am 
MotorWeek   NULL

4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Rocco's Boat"  NULL

5:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "I Want to Be A Scientist!"  In his backyard, Sid is intently observing squirrels and really wants to know why they make funny squeaking sounds. It makes him wonder what kind of scientist investigates animals? Fortunately for Sid, today his class is going on a field trip to the Science Center, where a special guest greets them-it's Gabriela's Mom, Dr. Rosalinda Cordova! She is a marine biologist, and tells the kids about her exciting job SCUBA diving with whales. Completely enthralled, Sid wants to know if scientists investigate other kinds of animals too? Dr. Cordova uses a video connection so we can meet a real wildlife biologist studying pandas at the San Diego Zoo! This leads the rest of the kids to ask about science fields they're interested in. D

5:30 am 
Peg + Cat  "The Perfect Ten Problem/The Long Line Problem"  The Perfect Ten Problem - TV Show Set. Peg and Cat are judging a singing competition in which all performers must get a rating of exactly ten stars. Primary Content: Adding to 10; Secondary Content: The number 0. D

6:00 am 
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

7:00 am 
Chef's Life Holiday Special   The program features delectable fudge, crispy peanut brittle, and gooey chocolate-covered cherries.G

8:00 am 
Dialogue  "Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference: Gretel Ehrlich"  Marcia Franklin speaks with author Gretel Ehrlich about her works.G

8:30 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Working for Wildlife"  Professionals and volunteers are in forests and fields - even cities - throughout Idaho working to increase knowledge about wildlife and its chances for survival. Cameras capture "deer tackling" in eastern Idaho; follow scientists and volunteers through deep snows to radio collar the seldom-seen elusive wolverine; and visit a woman raising orphan bears in her backyard in Garden City, adjacent to Boise.G

9:00 am 
Oregon Field Guide  "Birdathon!, Cattle Rustling, Sturgeon Balls"  The show travels 48 hours on a non-stop trip across the state in search of hundreds of different birds. Then cattle ranchers look for new technology to help track cattle and prevent theft.G

9:30 am 
Roadtrip Nation   Meet Team "Tabula Rasa" and follow their first attempts at cold calling, from local restaurants to the White House, hoping to speak with Michelle Obama. They meet each other and their RV for the first time in Southern California, before heading to interview Christian Jacobs, lead singer of The Aquabats, and co-creator, writer, and director of the hugely popular Yo Gabba Gabba pre-school television show. D

10:00 am 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Going Deep"  This episode takes a look back at the decades of effort that culminated in the deep sub Alvin reaching the ocean floor, and looks forward to what's next. D

10:30 am 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Chimp Minds"  This program visits with an engaging if unruly bunch of cousins that we formally broke up with about six or seven million years ago - with whom we share almost all of our genes, but not a lot of our lifestyle. Why the difference? Maybe it's in how we learn. D

11:00 am 
NOVA  "Making Stuff: Wilder"  New York Times technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue takes a wild ride through the cutting-edge science that is powering the next wave of technological innovation. He meets the scientists and engineers who are at the forefront of making new "stuff."G

12:00 pm 
The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2014   This special includes appearances and performances by some of the most recognizable names in entertainment. The evening's festivities will be capped off with the ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree, which is traditionally handled by the president and first family.G

1:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Special: World War I"  After a visit to the Museum of The Great War in Meaux, France, Zay Harding tours the Confrecourt quarries that sheltered French troops. He journeys to Ypres in Belgium where poison gas was first used as a weapon, explores the tunnels in Vauquois, and discovers the site in Fromelles where Australian soldiers were buried in mass graves.G

2:00 pm 
Dialogue  "Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference: Gretel Ehrlich"  Marcia Franklin speaks with author Gretel Ehrlich about her works.G

2:30 pm 

3:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Are You Financially Literate?"  Understanding how to manage your money before you get to high school will make you even more successful when you head to college or move out on your own. Explore the skills of goal setting, budgeting, saving, and money management that make you financially literate!G

3:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Birdathon!, Cattle Rustling, Sturgeon Balls"  The show travels 48 hours on a non-stop trip across the state in search of hundreds of different birds. Then cattle ranchers look for new technology to help track cattle and prevent theft.G

4:00 pm 
Cook's Country  "Colorado Chili and Slow-Cooker Baked Ziti"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making Colorado Green Chili at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of egg noodles. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the ultimate slow-cooker Baked Ziti. D

4:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "European Travel Skills, Part 1"  Rick begins his favorite 3,000-mile European loop while providing information about essential travel skills. He packs 30 years of travel experience into his practical advice while he is on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris and London. Part 1 of 3G

5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Making Stuff: Wilder"  New York Times technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue takes a wild ride through the cutting-edge science that is powering the next wave of technological innovation. He meets the scientists and engineers who are at the forefront of making new "stuff."G

6:00 pm 
Coal House at War   It's the first day off for the families and the community comes together to talk, relax and play, but there are arguments over meat shortages. With the suggestions that the rabbits should be slaughtered the children stage a protest. The men of Stack Square have football practice for next week's big match while the women try on their Sunday best for the weekend's harvest festival and there are new evacuees to the square who struggle being away from home. Part 2 of 3G

7:00 pm 
Story of Women and Art   Professor Amanda Vickery explores the explosion of creative opportunities seized by women from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. Women demand greater social and economic freedoms, and female creativity triumphs in traditionally male dominated artistic arenas. Part 3 of 3G

8:00 pm 
Latino Americans  "Peril and Promise"  Examine the past 30 years, as a second wave of Cubans and hundreds of thousands Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans flee to the U.S., creating a debate over undocumented immigrants that leads to calls for tightened borders, English-only laws and efforts to brand the undocumented as a drain on public resources. Simultaneously, the Latino influence is booming in business, sports, media, politics and entertainment. Latino Americans become the largest and youngest growing sector of the American population. Part 6 of 6G

9:00 pm 
Candy Bomber   To children living in the rubble of post-war Germany, it was candy from heaven. Some saw it as a sign that somebody in America cared about them. To Gail "Hal" Halvorsen, who became known worldwide as the Candy Bomber, the Berlin Airlift was the healing balm on the wounds of war. D

10:00 pm 
Coal House at War   It's the first day off for the families and the community comes together to talk, relax and play, but there are arguments over meat shortages. With the suggestions that the rabbits should be slaughtered the children stage a protest. The men of Stack Square have football practice for next week's big match while the women try on their Sunday best for the weekend's harvest festival and there are new evacuees to the square who struggle being away from home. Part 2 of 3G

11:00 pm 
Story of Women and Art   Professor Amanda Vickery explores the explosion of creative opportunities seized by women from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. Women demand greater social and economic freedoms, and female creativity triumphs in traditionally male dominated artistic arenas. Part 3 of 3G

12:00 am 
Connecting with the Arts: A Workshop for Middle Grades Teachers  "Workshop 6. What"  This program is about planning and teaching toward big ideas. D

1:00 am 
Economics U$A  "U.S. Economic Growth"  This episode documents the GNP's greatest achievements and failures since its introduction in the 1930s. D

1:30 am 
Economics U$A  "Booms and Busts"  America's roller-coaster economy is examined in light of the economic theories of Marx, Schumpeter, Keynes, and Say. D

2:00 am 
Assessment In Math and Science: What's The Point?  "You Will Be Tested On This!"  Teachers are under pressure to get their students to perform well on state and national tests. Sometimes, however, it seems that too much attention is paid to these tests. This workshop considers how teachers can use standardized tests to focus their teaching on improved student performance in the classroom as well as on these external measures of success. D

3:30 am 
Habitable Planet, The  "Risk, Exposure, and Health"  We all require food, air, and water to survive - which are contaminated to some extent by man-made pollutants. Two studies, one in a rural western mining town and another in a dense urban population, reveal how these exposures impact health, and what can be done to reduce the risks.G

4:00 am 
Christmas Carol: Theater of the Mind   Journey back to the beloved Charles Dickens' tale of Scrooge and the lessons learned by a lonely, forlorn old curmudgeon, all presented with live sound effects like a classic radio-style drama in the all-new "A Christmas Carol".G

5:00 am 
Hands On Crafts for Kids  "Recycled"  Find new uses for old materials: a wreath made from t shirts, a bike basket from old jeans, new life for cans as seed planters and watering cans, and monsters from milk cartons. D

5:30 am 
Signing Time!  "My School"  Alex, Leah and Hopkins go to school and learn signs for everything in a classroom. D

6:00 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Pati's Texican"  Inspired by her years living in Texas, Pati creates a series of dishes that combine her passion for Mexican cuisine and her favorite foods of America's Lone Star State. Her oldest son, Alan, who was born in Texas and is fully Tex-Mex, joins her in the kitchen. Recipe 1: Tex-Mex Chili; Recipe 2: Poblano, Bacon & Cheddar Skillet Corn Bread; Recipe 3: Mexican Chocolate Doughnuts. D

6:30 am 
Eat! Drink! Italy! with Vic Rallo  "Kilometer Zero"  Taglioni with Clams in Sicily with chef Emanuele Scarello; Rice Pasta with Fresh Vegetables in the Veneto with chef Gabrielle Ferron; Mount Etna winemaker Giuseppe Tasca; Vic prepares his Calamari with Prosciutto and Peas. D

7:00 am 
Islands Without Cars with Kira Hesser  "Ireland's Inis Meain"  According to legend, Oliver Cromwell, the 17th-century fanatical Prostestant "Lord Protector" of England, gave the Irish Catholics a choice: They could go to hell or go to Connacht. Some went farther, to islands off Ireland's west coast, including Inis Meain. Hesser explores Ireland's pre-colonial past as the 150 Gaelic-speaking inhabitants of this wet rock in the Atlantic try to figure out how to manage their legacy and lifestyle just outside of the contaminating influences of the modern world.G

7:30 am 
Travel with Kids  "North Vietnam: Hanoi & Ha Long Bay"  Arriving in Hanoi by train from Beijing, China, the Asia travel adventure continues in the communist capital of Vietnam, Hanoi. Head underground with hosts Nathan and Seamus as a hotel in Hanoi uncovers a recently discovered bomb shelter where Jane Fonda was reported to have played during air raids. Explore the winding alleyways of the Old Quarter markets with amazing water puppet shows, temples and shops. D

8:00 am 
Ask This Old House   Roger learns from a beekeeper how to set up a beehive for a homeowner. The guys ask, "What is it?" Afterward, electrician Scott Caron adds lighting to a dark kitchen without having to run any new wiring. D

8:30 am 
American Woodshop  "Segmented Turnings"  Magic in Turned Wood. D

9:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Solitary Bees; The Unsung Heroes in the World of Pollinators: Atlanta, GA"  Today, backyard gardeners may hold the key to the future success of food on our plates. While honeybees are directly responsible for more than 30% of all the food we eat, their population continues to decline in alarming numbers. When orchard managers of the world begin looking for an alternate pollinator, solitary mason bees may be just the answer. D

9:30 am 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Sports Night"  Katie reclaims the living room on game night with recipes for potato wedges and grilled cheese three ways, and project ideas for sports-inspired flower arrangements and tailgating trays and coasters. D

10:00 am 
Farm Holiday Special with Ian Knauer   Celebrate the holidays with The Farm's host Ian Knauer (From Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie & Gourmet's Adventures with Ruth) as your guide. Learn new takes on classic family dishes like dried cranberry dressing with home made crusty bread and smoked-braised duck and follow along as Ian builds a smoker from parts he finds on the farm. Family and friends gather to enjoy the garden-to-table feast. D

10:30 am 
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

11:00 am 
Alsatian Christmas Table with Chef Hubert Keller  "Alsatian Christmas Dinner"  Chef Hubert Keller prepares Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and serves it with Braised Fennel with Dried Figs. D

11:30 am 
Alsatian Christmas Table with Chef Hubert Keller  "Alsatian Christmas Treats"  Chef Keller shows how to make the famous Petits Bonhommes, the brioche bread figures found in Alsace at Christmas time, and he is serving them with his favorite hot chocolate. He also reveals the secret recipe for making his famous Alsatian fruitcake. D

12:00 pm 
Connecting with the Arts: A Workshop for Middle Grades Teachers  "Workshop 6. What"  This program is about planning and teaching toward big ideas. D

1:00 pm 
Economics U$A  "U.S. Economic Growth"  This episode documents the GNP's greatest achievements and failures since its introduction in the 1930s. D

1:30 pm 
Economics U$A  "Booms and Busts"  America's roller-coaster economy is examined in light of the economic theories of Marx, Schumpeter, Keynes, and Say. D

2:00 pm 
Assessment In Math and Science: What's The Point?  "You Will Be Tested On This!"  Teachers are under pressure to get their students to perform well on state and national tests. Sometimes, however, it seems that too much attention is paid to these tests. This workshop considers how teachers can use standardized tests to focus their teaching on improved student performance in the classroom as well as on these external measures of success. D

3:30 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Risk, Exposure, and Health"  We all require food, air, and water to survive - which are contaminated to some extent by man-made pollutants. Two studies, one in a rural western mining town and another in a dense urban population, reveal how these exposures impact health, and what can be done to reduce the risks.G

4:00 pm 
Christmas Carol: Theater of the Mind   Journey back to the beloved Charles Dickens' tale of Scrooge and the lessons learned by a lonely, forlorn old curmudgeon, all presented with live sound effects like a classic radio-style drama in the all-new "A Christmas Carol".G

5:00 pm 
Hands On Crafts for Kids  "Recycled"  Find new uses for old materials: a wreath made from t shirts, a bike basket from old jeans, new life for cans as seed planters and watering cans, and monsters from milk cartons. D

5:30 pm 
Signing Time!  "My School"  Alex, Leah and Hopkins go to school and learn signs for everything in a classroom. D

6:00 pm 
Martha Stewart's Cooking School  "Grains"  Thanks to their excellent health benefits, grains have surged in popularity lately. There are infinite ways to prepare them, and in this episode Martha shows three of her favorites. First, she cooks a mushroom barley soup that's based on her mother's recipe. D

6:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Quick and Easy Rib Dinner"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to Grilled Glazed Baby Back Ribs. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews charcoal grills in the Equipment Corner. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the test kitchen's tips to perfect Grilled Corn with Basil and Lemon Butter. D

7:00 pm 
Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends  "Laurent Manrique, Seafood"  Chef Stellino prepares Sole with Orange Ginger Sauce and Sauteed Spinach. Nick welcomes Chef Laurent Manrique from San Francisco's Aqua who prepares Hamachi and Grapefruit Basil Salad. D

7:30 pm 
Martha Bakes  "Cupcakes"  Swirled or sprinkled, small or large, cupcakes are adored by adults and kids alike, the "it dessert" that makes everybody smile. In this episode, Martha shares four scrumptious cupcake recipes: blueberry swirl, lemon meringue with a toasted meringue topping, red velvet with cream cheese frosting, and one-bite double diablo cupcakes (for the unrepentant chocoholics in your life). D

8:00 pm 
Ask This Old House   Roger learns from a beekeeper how to set up a beehive for a homeowner. The guys ask, "What is it?" Afterward, electrician Scott Caron adds lighting to a dark kitchen without having to run any new wiring. D

8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "The Best of Sicily"  Rick fishes for anchovies off Cefalu, lands in Palermo, marvels at skeletons in a appuccin crypt and airy mosaics of Monreale.G

9:00 pm 
Rudy Maxa's World  "Turkey's Turquoise Coast"  Rudy tours historic ruins near Bodrum and the ancient towns of Ephesus, Antalya Myra and Dalyan.G

9:30 pm 
Martha Stewart's Cooking School  "Grains"  Thanks to their excellent health benefits, grains have surged in popularity lately. There are infinite ways to prepare them, and in this episode Martha shows three of her favorites. First, she cooks a mushroom barley soup that's based on her mother's recipe. D

10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Quick and Easy Rib Dinner"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to Grilled Glazed Baby Back Ribs. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews charcoal grills in the Equipment Corner. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the test kitchen's tips to perfect Grilled Corn with Basil and Lemon Butter. D

10:30 pm 
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking  "Seattle, WA: Chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau"  Host/chef Pete Evans kicks off the culinary journey in Seattle, where he meets with chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau. The chefs take Pete on his first crabbing trip to catch Dungeness crab in Puget Sound. In this launch episode, the series also visits Seattle's legendary Pike Place Market and culminates with the chefs joining forces to create a delectable meal of Squid on Garlic Toast with Arugula, steaming Dungeness Crab and Pasta Ricotta Salata (Tom's version of Mac & Cheese!), and Sand Dabs with Garlic Flowers and Morels-in a "pop-up" feast for 15 guests at a beach pavilion overlooking the water. D

11:00 pm 
Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef  "Sandwiches from Master Chefs (Part 2)"  Today's show includes more great sandwiches from Chef Keller's master chef friends. First Rick Moonen makes a scrumptious sloppy joe with catfish and his own, very special barbecue sauce. Then star chef Shawn McClain takes burgers to a new level by combining Wagyu beef, short rib meat, goat cheese, and an artichoke-ham relish. D

11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "The Best of Sicily"  Rick fishes for anchovies off Cefalu, lands in Palermo, marvels at skeletons in a appuccin crypt and airy mosaics of Monreale.G

12:00 am 

12:30 am 

1:00 am 
The Amish Shunned: American Experience   This film follows seven former members of the Amish community as they reflect on their decisions to leave the tightly knit community. Estranged from family, the ex-Amish find themselves struggling to understand and make their way in modern America. Interwoven through the stories are the voices of Amish men and women who remain staunchly loyal to their traditions and faith.G

3:00 am 
Teaching Channel Presents  "Injury-Based Teaching"  Inquiry-based Teaching: A look inside New York's Urban Academy Laboratory High School where two teachers lead student driven, student centered classes. Watch animated discussions unfold when students are challenged to analyze difficult texts and there are no right or wrong answers. D

4:00 am 
Moyers & Company  "The New Robber Barons"  America's first Gilded Age, more than a century ago, was a time of vast riches and conspicuous consumption, as well as degrading poverty. "It wasn't merely that poverty lived alongside great wealth," historian Steve Fraser tells Bill Moyers on this week's Moyers & Company, "It's that poverty was being created by great wealth." Senators and Representatives were owned by Wall Street and Big Business, and then, as now, those who footed the bill for political campaigns were richly rewarded with favorable laws. D

4:30 am 
Asia This Week   NULL

5:00 am 

5:30 am 

6:00 am 

6:30 am 
Focus On Europe  "Thousands of Homeless In Ukraine"  Hungary: Police Accused of Victim-Bashing - A public safety video in Hungary has caused outrage. Intended as a rape-prevention film, it partially blames women for being sexually assaulted. The video suggests that girls and young women who dress up and drink alcohol should expect to be targeted by rapists. D

7:00 am 
The Amish Shunned: American Experience   This film follows seven former members of the Amish community as they reflect on their decisions to leave the tightly knit community. Estranged from family, the ex-Amish find themselves struggling to understand and make their way in modern America. Interwoven through the stories are the voices of Amish men and women who remain staunchly loyal to their traditions and faith.G

9:00 am 
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

9:30 am 
Dialogue  "Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference: Gretel Ehrlich"  Marcia Franklin speaks with author Gretel Ehrlich about her works.G

10:00 am 
Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam   The program thoughtfully examines the religious beliefs and practices shared by Jews, Christians and Muslims to illustrate how many in the Abrahamic faith communities are dealing with historical conflicts and charts their dedication to facilitating understanding and respect. Part 1 of 2G

11:00 am 
Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam   This program thoughtfully examines the religious beliefs and practices shared by Jews, Christians and Muslims to illustrate how many in the Abrahamic faith communities are dealing with historical conflicts and charts their dedication to facilitating understanding and respect. Part 2 of 2G

12:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "The New Robber Barons"  America's first Gilded Age, more than a century ago, was a time of vast riches and conspicuous consumption, as well as degrading poverty. "It wasn't merely that poverty lived alongside great wealth," historian Steve Fraser tells Bill Moyers on this week's Moyers & Company, "It's that poverty was being created by great wealth." Senators and Representatives were owned by Wall Street and Big Business, and then, as now, those who footed the bill for political campaigns were richly rewarded with favorable laws. D

12:30 pm 
Asia This Week   NULL

1:00 pm 

1:30 pm 

2:00 pm 

2:30 pm 
Focus On Europe  "Thousands of Homeless In Ukraine"  Hungary: Police Accused of Victim-Bashing - A public safety video in Hungary has caused outrage. Intended as a rape-prevention film, it partially blames women for being sexually assaulted. The video suggests that girls and young women who dress up and drink alcohol should expect to be targeted by rapists. D

3:00 pm 
The Amish Shunned: American Experience   This film follows seven former members of the Amish community as they reflect on their decisions to leave the tightly knit community. Estranged from family, the ex-Amish find themselves struggling to understand and make their way in modern America. Interwoven through the stories are the voices of Amish men and women who remain staunchly loyal to their traditions and faith.G

5:00 pm 
Great Conversations  "Rosanne Cash/Nick Spitzer"  Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash sings several songs and discusses her book Composed: A Memoir with National Public Radio host Nick Spitzer. D

6:00 pm 
Nature  "Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story"  In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Joy Adamson's book about an orphaned lion cub named Elsa and the lion's later release back into the wild, this film follows the challenges of making the award-winning movie from the book. It also looks at the real-life drama Joy and her husband faced as pioneering conservationists.G

7:00 pm 
The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama  "Among Believers"  Medieval Jews struggling to preserve their identity - and sometimes their lives - under the rule of Christianity and Islam. Part 2 of 5G

8:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Before The Revolution"  During the 60's and 70's thousands of Israelis are living in Tehran, enjoying a special relationship with the Shah and his dictatorial rule. Protected by large arms deals and complex financial ties, the Israeli community enjoy a wealthy and luxurious lifestyle; failing to note that the corrupt and despised ruling power to which they are connected, is collapsing. By the time they understand that their 'Iranian Paradise' is turning into hell, it is almost too late; they stand to find themselves in the middle of the Islamist revolution, due to take Iran by storm. D

9:00 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

9:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference: Gretel Ehrlich"  Marcia Franklin speaks with author Gretel Ehrlich about her works.G

10:00 pm 
Nature  "Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story"  In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Joy Adamson's book about an orphaned lion cub named Elsa and the lion's later release back into the wild, this film follows the challenges of making the award-winning movie from the book. It also looks at the real-life drama Joy and her husband faced as pioneering conservationists.G

11:00 pm 
The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama  "Among Believers"  Medieval Jews struggling to preserve their identity - and sometimes their lives - under the rule of Christianity and Islam. Part 2 of 5G

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