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ON THE COVER Celebrate the season with two a holiday specials - Christmas at Luther: Night of Glory, Dawn of Peace and A St. Thomas Christmas Celebrate the joy and traditions of the holiday season as the renowned choirs of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and The University of St. Thomas partner with a to bring you two all-new holiday specials, Christmas at Luther: Night of Glory, Dawn of Peace and A St. Thomas Christmas. Luther College Choir These two breathtaking specials follow in a's tradition of creating highly produced Christmas music specials over the past 20 years. Among these are: Christmas at St. Olaf (1979-2007), A St. Olaf Christmas in Norway (2006), Bethel University Festival of Christmas (2006), and The Augsburg College Advent Vespers Celebration (2004).

This year’s specials celebrate the extraordinary talent of gifted student musicians and will be presented nationwide in high-definition widescreen with 5.1 Dolby surround sound. Christmas at Luther: Night of Glory, Dawn of Peace features breathtaking music, robed choristers, and glowing candlelight as Luther College’s nationally and internationally acclaimed choirs mark 27 years of sharing the seasonal gift of music with an annual concert. More than 600 musicians in the college’s vocal and instrumental ensembles present traditional holiday carols and sacred Christmas choral anthems, performing in one of the nation’s top college concert halls, the Luther Center for Faith and Life. The performance features six choirs, the Symphony Orchestra, the Hand Bell Choir, and the Christmas Brass and Percussion Ensemble.

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mister rogers' neighborhood

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11:00 jaques pepin

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Below you will find programs listed by topic and rebroadcast information for the following channels and times: a 2, M-F 7pm – midnight; Sa & Su noon – 1 am; and a 17: M-F 7pm – 10 pm; Sa & Su 5pm – midnight.

A-D AFRICA TREK

PROGRAM INDEX

DISCOVERING FLUID POWER

IT'S A MERRY RED GREEN CHRISTMAS

DIVERSITY IN FOCUS

JANIS IAN LIVE FROM GRAND CENTER

Sat 12/20 9pm (17)

Sat 12/20 8pm; Tue 12/23 11pm (2)

Sundays 11pm, Starting 12/14 (17)

Sun 12/28 11pm (2)

Sundays 5:30pm, Starting 12/14 (17)

Mon 12/1 9pm; Thu 12/4 10:30pm (2)

Saturdays 5pm, Starting 12/13 (2)

DONNA'S DAY STARRING DONNA ERICKSON

Fridays 7pm; Sundays 9:30am (2), Saturdays 7pm (17)

DRUGS & ALCOHOL: IMMIGRANT PERSPECTIVES

ALMANAC

ALMANAC: HANDS-ON HISTORY Exploring Dayton's Bluff Sun 12/21 noon (2) AMERICAN EXPERIENCE The Gold Rush Mon 12/8 8pm (2) AMERICAN IDEALIST: THE STORY OF SARGENT SHRIVER Tue 12/30 8pm (17)

AMERICAN MASTERS John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and the Legend Mon 12/15 9pm (2), Tue 12/16 8pm (17) ANDRE RIEU: LIVE IN VIENNA

Sun 12/14 8pm (17)

JOHN DENVER: A SONG'S BEST FRIEND JOHNNY CASH: A MAN AND HIS VISION Pop/Rock & Country Wed 12/31 10:30pm (2) JOURNEYMAN Sun 12/14 7pm (17)

E-J EASTENDERS

Fridays 10:30pm–mid, Starting 12/12 (2), Saturdays 5–6pm; Sundays 5pm, Starting 12/13 (17)

EASTENDERS MARATHON

K-M KEEPING UP APPEARANCES THE MEMOIRS OF HYACINTH BUCKET

Fri 12/5 10pm (2), Saturday 12/6 5pm (17)

Mon, Tues–Thurs 10pm, Starting 12/8 (2)

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Sat 12/13 11pm (17) Winter Safety Saturdays 12/20–12/27 11pm (17)

Sat 12/13 8pm (17)

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW FYI

Sundays 12/21–12/28 8pm (17)

Tue 12/2 7pm; Sun 12/7 5pm (2), Sat 12/6 1pm (17)

ANGELS: A FRIENDSHIP CONNECTION Sun 12/14 7:30pm (17)

ECHO Government and You in an Emergency

KEEPING UP APPEARANCES CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1991 Tue 12/23 10pm (2) KUWU NGUYU: LIVING WELL WITH AIDS

Mondays 7pm; Saturdays 7pm, Starting 12/8 (2)

Diabetes Prevention and Control

L.A. HOLIDAY CELEBRATION 2008

Saturdays 2:30pm, Starting 12/13 (2)

FAITH HILL, JOY TO THE WORLD: A SOUNDSTAGE SPECIAL EVENT

LA VIDA NO ES JUSTA

FAWLTY TOWERS REVISITED

Saturdays 6pm, Starting 12/13 (17)

Sat 12/27 mid (2)

A FLEA MARKET DOCUMENTARY

Tue 12/16 9:30pm (17)

Mon 12/15 8pm (2), Tue 12/16 7pm (17)

FOOTSTEPS: A JOURNEY IN FAITH

Mon–Thurs 10:30pm, Starting 12/15 (2)

FRITZ: THE WALTER MONDALE STORY

Saturdays 3pm, Starting 12/13 (2)

FRONTLINE The War Briefing Tue 12/30 9pm (2), Wed 12/31 9pm (17) FRONTLINE/WORLD Extraordinary Rendition

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Norah Jones Sat 12/13 mid (2) Crowded House Sat 12/20 mid (2) Bloc Party/Ghostland Observatory

THE LAWRENCE WELK SHOW

Sat 12/20 10:20pm (2)

LEST WE FORGET - A SURVIVOR'S STORY

Sun 12/14 1pm (2)

ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

Sun 12/14 6pm (17)

ART WOLFE'S TRAVELS TO THE EDGE

Wed 12/17 7pm; Fri 12/26 7pm (2), Sat 12/27 7pm (17)

Sun 12/21 6pm (17)

BBC WORLD NEWS Mon–Fri 10pm (17)

BELAHDAN

Sundays 10:30pm, Starting 12/14 (17)

BELIEFS ABOUT POVERTY Sun 12/28 7pm (17)

BETHEL UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS Sun 12/21 7pm (17), Wed 12/24 11pm (2)

THE BIG SHOW In the Heat of the Night Sat 12/13 8pm (2) West Side Story Sun 12/21 12:30pm (2) Annie Hall Sat 12/27 8pm (2) The Barefoot Contessa Sat 12/27 9:30pm (2) Doctor Zhivago Sun 12/28 noon (2) Auntie Mame Sun 12/28 3:15pm (2) BILL MOYERS JOURNAL

Sat 12/13 9pm (17)

Sun 12/21 5pm; Wed 12/24 7pm (2)

APOLLO 8: CHRISTMAS AT THE MOON

THE AUGSBURG COLLEGE ADVENT VESPERS CELEBRATION

Fri 12/19 7pm (17)

Mon 12/15 7pm (17)

A World of Good Wed 12/24 9pm (17) GETTING RIGHT WITH AIDS Sat 12/13 8:30pm (17)

LIFE A HOUSE BUILT: THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JIMMY & ROSALYNN CARTER WORK PROJECT Mon 12/22 7pm, 9pm (17)

LIGHTS: CELEBRATE HANUKKAH LIVE IN CONCERT Wed 12/10 7pm (2)

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve Gala Concert Wed 12/31 7pm (2) living artfully with sandra magsamen Fri 12/26 7pm (17) THE LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

GLOBAL VOICES The Flute Player/50/Fifty Mon 12/29 8pm (17) GLOBE TREKKER Poland, Ukraine & Belarus Sat 12/13 4pm; Thu 12/18

Tue 12/30 9:30pm (17)

Kenya & Niger Sat 12/20 4pm; Thu 12/25 11pm (2) Northern France Sat 12/27 4pm (2) THE GREAT FLOOD OF 1936

Sun 12/14 2pm (2) Wed 12/17 11pm (2)

11pm (2)

Tue 12/30 7pm (17)

GREAT PERFORMANCES Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias Mon 12/1 7pm (2),

LORDS OF THE GOURD: THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE Sun 12/14 noon (2)

LOST ROYALS

MADE IN SPAIN LIVE! WITH JOSE ANDRES Sun 12/7 noon (2)

MAGNIFICENT MIND AT ANY AGE WITH DR. DANIEL AMEN

Mon 12/8 7pm (17)

Thu 12/4 7pm; Thu 12/4 9pm; Sun 12/7 3pm; Sun 12/7 10pm (2), Sat 12/6 10:30pm; Sun 12/7 7pm (17)

Sat 12/13 10pm (2)

Sun 12/14 10pm (17)

Saturdays 9:30 pm (17)

Sat 12/27 9pm (17)

Mon 12/8 9pm (17)

Sat 12/6 8:30pm (17), Sun 12/7 8pm (2)

Wed 12/3 7pm (17), Sat 12/6 6:30pm; Sun 12/21 4pm (2)

Sat 12/20 8pm (17)

A Tribute to James Taylor

MARY HANSON SHOW

CAPITOL REPORT

Dance in America: San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker Wed 12/17 8pm (2), Thu 12/18 8pm (17) GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Doctor Atomic Mon 12/29 8pm (2) GREEN CITIES: LEADING THE WAY

MINNESOTA AT 150: REAL AND IMAGINED Health and Wellness Sun 12/14 9pm (17) Arts and Culture Sun 12/21 9pm (17) Innovation Sun 12/28 9pm (17) MINNESOTA'S NORTH SHORE

CELTIC WOMAN: THE GREATEST JOURNEY HOLIDAY SPECIAL

HAPPY HOLIDAYS: THE BEST OF THE ANDY WILLIAMS CHRISTMAS SHOWS

MINNESOTA'S PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICANS

CHARLIE ROSE

MINNOVATION: THE GEEK AND THE WEATHERMAN

THE CHEESE NUN

THE HISTORY PROJECT Digging for Jesus Tue 12/16 8pm (2) Lost Kingdom of the Himalayas

CHRISTMAS AT LUTHER: NIGHT OF GLORY, DAWN OF PEACE

HOLLY JOLLY POPS HOLIDAY WITH BARENAKED LADIES

Sundays 12/14–12/28 10pm (2), Saturdays 12/20–12/27 10pm (17)

CHRISTMAS AT ST. OLAF: WHERE PEACE AND LOVE AND HOPE ABIDE

HOMETIME

Fridays 9pm (2)

BILLY CRYSTAL: THE TENTH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER MARK TWAIN PRIZE Wed 12/31 9pm (2)

BRAIN FITNESS 2: SIGHT AND SOUND

Tue 12/2 7pm (17), Sat 12/6 5pm; Tue 12/9 7pm (2)

Mon–Fri 10:30pm (17) Tue 12/23 8pm (17)

Thu 12/25 9pm; Tue 12/30 11pm (2)

Mon 12/22 9pm (2), Tue 12/23 7pm (17)

Sun 12/21 3pm (2)

Wed 12/24 9pm (2)

INDEPENDENT LENS Beyond the Call Mon 12/22 8pm (17) Wonders are Many: The Making of Dr. Atomic

CHRISTMAS WITH THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR FEATURING THE KING'S SINGERS Wed 12/24 8pm (2)

COOK'S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Saturdays noon, Starting 12/13 (2)

DANIEL O'DONNELL AT HOME IN IRELAND

Wed 12/3 8:30pm (17)

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Thu 12/25 8:30pm (17) New Year Baby Mon 12/29 9pm (17)

INDIAN PRIDE Historical Overview Sun 12/21 10pm (17) Indian Treaties & Sovereignty

Sat 12/13 10pm (17)

MNTV

MONARCHY: THE ROYAL FAMILY AT WORK The State Visit Sat 12/6 3:30pm (2) MY MUSIC: LOVE SONGS OF THE 50S AND 60S Tue 12/2 9pm; Sat 12/6 8pm (2)

MYSTERY OF THE THREE KINGS

Mon 12/22 8pm (2)

MYSTERY! Dead Gorgeous Fri 12/12 8pm (17) Miss Marple, Series I: The Murder at the Vicarage - Part 1 Sun 12/14 8pm (2), Fri 12/19 8pm (17)

Sun 12/28 10pm (17)

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Sat 12/27 8:30pm (17)

THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER Mon–Fri 6pm & mid (2)

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NOVA Deadly Ascent Mon 12/8 11pm (2) Pocahontas Revealed Tue 12/16 7pm; Mon 12/22

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Absolute Zero: The Conquest of Cold/The Race for Absolute Zero Tue 12/23 7pm (2) The Mummy Who Would Be King

RICK STEVES' EUROPE

Saturdays 1:30pm, Starting 12/13 (2)

RICK STEVES' EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS Sat 12/6 1:30pm (2), Sun 12/7 3pm (17)

RODNEY YEE: THE PRACTICAL POWER OF YOGA Thu 12/4 7pm; Sun 12/7 10:30pm (17)

A ROOM NEARBY

Wed 12/17 9:30pm (17)

ROY ORBISON & FRIENDS - A BLACK AND WHITE NIGHT

Tue 12/2 10:30pm; Sat 12/6 11pm (2), Thu 12/4 8:30pm (17)

RUDY MAXA'S WORLD Turkey's Turquoise Coast Sat 12/27 2pm (2)

S-Z SAFE MONEY IN TOUGH TIMES WITH JONATHAN POND at aa

Wed 12/3 7pm (2), Fri 12/5 8:30pm; Sun 12/7 5pm (17)

SECRETS OF THE DEAD Catastrophe (Parts 1 & 2) Thu 12/18 8pm (2) SHARED VALUES: HEALTH & COMMUNITY Sun 12/14 8:30pm (17)

SMART TRAVELS - EUROPE WITH RUDY MAXA Alpine Christmas Sat 12/20 2pm (2) SMART TRAVELS - PACIFIC RIM WITH RUDY MAXA Mexico City and Ixtapa Sat 12/13 2pm (2) SOUL SEARCHING: THE JOURNEY OF THOMAS MERTON Tue 12/16 11pm (2), Tue 12/23 9pm (17)

SPAIN...ON THE ROAD AGAIN Gawking at Gaudi and Asturian Adventures Sun 12/14 6pm (2)

Is There Life on Mars? Tue 12/30 7pm (2), Wed

Island Hopping Sun 12/21 6pm; Sun 12/28 6pm (2) A ST. OLAF CHRISTMAS IN NORWAY

NOVA SCIENCENOW

A ST. THOMAS CHRISTMAS

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STAY RICH FOREVER & EVER WITH ED SLOTT

ON AIR - 40 YEARS OF RADIO TALKING BOOK

SUPERNATURAL SCIENCE Extra Terrestrial Life Tue 12/30 8pm (2) SUZE ORMAN: WOMEN & MONEY

Mon 12/29 11pm (2) 12/31 8pm (17)

Mon 12/15 11pm (2) Fridays 8:30pm (2)

Sat 12/27 8pm (17)

Wed 12/24 10pm (2)

Tue 12/23 9pm (2), Wed 12/24 7pm (17)

Mon 12/1 10:30pm (2), Tue 12/2 8:30pm (17)

OUT OF THE POISON TREE

Mon 12/1 8pm; Sat 12/6 3pm (17), Sun 12/7 1pm (2)

P.O.V. Inheritance

Mon–Fri 11:30pm (17)

Mon 12/29 7pm (17)

Tue 12/16 9pm (2), Wed 12/17 8pm (17)

TAVIS SMILEY

THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR

Thursdays 12/11–12/25 7pm; Saturdays 12/13–12/27 6pm (2)

PANDA TALES

TONIC SOL-FA CHRISTMAS

PAPERBACK DREAMS

TONY SANDLER CHRISTMAS

PLANET TALES Mystery of the Taj Mahal Thu 12/25 8pm (2) POSH NOSH

TORTURING DEMOCRACY

Mon 12/1 7pm (17), Sun 12/7 7pm (2) Sun 12/21 11pm (2), Mon 12/22 7pm (17)

Wed 12/3 11:30pm (2)

Thu 12/18 7pm (17)

Wed 12/24 8pm (17)

Sun 12/14 11pm (2), Mon 12/15 8pm (17)

VICTOR BORGE: 100 YEARS OF MUSIC & LAUGHTER!

POVERTY END DATE: A FORUM

Fri 12/5 7pm (17)

PRIDE & PASSION: THE ITALIANS IN AMERICA

Saturdays 12:30pm, Starting 12/13 (2)

Sun 12/28 6pm (17)

Sun 12/7 1:30pm (17)

THE VICTORY GARDEN VIETNAMESE NEWS

Sundays 11:30pm, Starting 12/14 (17)

RAIN: THE BEATLES EXPERIENCE

WASHINGTON WEEK

THE RED GREEN SHOW Harold's Dilemma Fri 12/12 10pm; Sat 12/13

WILD CHRONICLES

Wed 12/3 9pm; Sat 12/6 9:30pm (2), Sun 12/7 9pm (17) 11:30pm (2)

The Science Fair Fri 12/19 10pm (2) Gladiator Sat 12/20 8:45pm (2) The Whooping Crane Sat 12/20 9:10pm (2) Back to Nature Sat 12/20 9:35pm (2) Dalton's Hot Gift Sat 12/20 10pm (2) Sedgwick the Tenant Fri 12/26 10pm (2) RENAISSANCE CHRISTMAS Fri 12/12 7pm (17)

RICHARD TUCKER MUSIC FOUNDATION: AN OPERA CELEBRATION

Fridays 8pm (2)

Saturdays 3:30pm, Starting 12/13 (2)

WINDSOR CASTLE: A ROYAL YEAR The Banquet Sun 12/14 3pm (2) Four Seasons Sun 12/14 4pm (2) The Ranger Sun 12/14 5pm (2) WIRED SCIENCE Wed 12/17 7pm; Wed 12/31 7pm (17)

YANNI: VOICES

Wed 12/3 10:30pm (2)

A YEAR AT KEW

Saturdays 1pm, Starting 12/13 (2)

Thu 12/25 7pm (17)

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HIGHLIGHTS D EC EMB ER 1 - 7

Magnificent Mind at Any Age with Dr. Daniel Amen

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t all starts with your brain: how you think, how you feel, how you interact with others, and how well you succeed in realizing your goals and dreams. When

your brain works right, so do you. Dr. Daniel Amen will be live in our a studios sharing his most up-to-date research; he shows us that the key to true satisfaction and success is a healthy brain, and that by exercising our brain we can fulfill our goals, at any age. 2 Thursday, December 4, 7pm; Thursday, December 4, 9pm; Sunday, December 7, 3pm; Sunday, December 7, 10pm

17 Saturday, December 6, 10:30pm; Sunday, December 7, 7pm

Andre Rieu: Live in Vienna Andre Rieu brings his special musical magic to the square in front of the imperial Hofburg Palace in the heart of Vienna. Including superb compositions by Viennese composers: Johann Strauss and W.A. Mozart among many others, this is pure pleasure for the eyes and ears.

2 Tuesday, December 2, 7pm; Sunday, December 7, 5pm

Happy Holidays: The Best of Andy Williams Get in the holiday spirit with a collection of beloved singer and television personality Andy Williams' Christmas specials. Quintessential moments include his solos of "Silent Night" and "Ave Maria," as well as an ensemble with his brothers of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and singing "Silver Bells" with the Osmonds.

2 Saturday, December 6, 6:30pm; Sunday, December 21, 4pm

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Celtic Woman: The Greatest Journey – Holiday Special Take a journey through Celtic Woman’s greatest hits. With more than 3 million CDs and DVDs sold in the US, Celtic Woman is a major force in the contemporary music landscape. This essential collection of their most beloved and memorable songs will ring in the holidays for new and old fans alike.

2 Sunday, December 7, 8pm 17 Saturday, December 6, 8:30pm

Safe Money in Tough Times with Jonathan Pond at a One of America's most respected and renowned financial planners provides clear, essential, and easy-to-apply secrets for tough financial times. One of the best-recognized names in the financial advice world reveals how everyone – from CEOs to homemakers – can save money. Tune in as Jonathan joins us in our a studios to share his best tips.

2 Wednesday, December 3, 7pm 17 Friday, December 5, 8:30pm; Sunday, December 7, 5pm

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PAVAROTTI: A LIFE IN SEVEN ARIAS The renowned tenor’s childhood, early career in Italian opera houses and rise to fame are examined.

TUE 12.2 ANDRE RIEU: LIVE IN VIENNA

Compositions from Strauss, Mozart and others are performed in front of the imperial Hofburg Palace.

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Get down to business – the business of spending less money.

Based on the most up-to-date research, Dr. Daniel Amen shows how the true key to satisfaction and success at any age is a healthy brain.

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JOHN DENVER: A SONG’S BEST FRIEND

MY MUSIC: LOVE SONGS OF THE 50S AND 60S

RAIN: THE BEATLES EXPERIENCE

STAY RICH FOREVER & EVER WITH ED SLOTT

ROY ORBISON & FRIENDS A BLACK AND WHITE NIGHT

YANNI: VOICES

Rare footage from concert performances of this acclaimed songwriter, performer and humanitarian.

Features archival favorites and new performances by The Four Aces, The Clovers and Fred Paris.

Enjoy your favorite Beatles hits by this renowned Beatles tribute band.

Based on the most up-to-date research, Dr. Daniel Amen shows how the true key to satisfaction and success at any age is a healthy brain.

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The IRA expert shares strategies viewers can implement to safeguard their retirement savings.

Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Brown, Elvis Costello & Tom Waits perform with the rock n’ roll legend.

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A close look at four vocalists discovered by Yanni, each of whom possess their own unique style.

JOHN DENVER: A SONG’S BEST FRIEND

Rare footage from concert performances of this acclaimed songwriter, performer and humanitarian.

POSH NOSH

Arabella Weir and Richard Grant star in this parody of television chefs.

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A look at the plight of the giant panda focuses on the San Diego Zoo’s endearing cub, Zhen Zhen.

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TUE 12.2 BRAIN FITNESS 2: SIGHT AND SOUND

Focuses on how the senses of vision and hearing change and what can be done to keep them healthy.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS: THE BEST OF THE ANDY WILLIAMS CHRISTMAS shows

RODNEY YEE: THE PRACTICAL POWER OF YOGA

DANIEL O’DONNELL AT HOME IN IRELAND

ROY ORBISON & FRIENDS A BLACK AND WHITE NIGHT

Interviews with the beloved television personality are featured with clips of classic performances.

The respected yoga master and his wife teach a variety of poses and explain their health benefits.

SUZE ORMAN: WOMEN & MONEY

Suze shares insights into the complicated relationship women have with money.

STAY RICH FOREVER & EVER WITH ED SLOTT The IRA expert shares strategies viewers can implement to safeguard their retirement savings.

Daniel sings familiar Irish tunes and American favorites and visits beautiful sites across Ireland.

Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Brown, Elvis Costello & Tom Waits, perform with the rock n’ roll legend.

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FRI 12. 5 ALMANAC

Minnesota politics and public affairs, served with a twist.

WASHINGTON WEEK

Roundtable discussion of major news events, hosted by Gwen Ifill.

NOW ON PBS

Go behind the headlines with PBS’ weekly news program, hosted by David Brancaccio.

BILL MOYERS JOURNAL

Weekly public affairs show hosted by one of the country’s most recognized journalists.

EASTENDERS

Little Mo decides she can’t stay with Billy.

EASTENDERS

Tom tells Sharon about his brain tumor.

EASTENDERS

Billy proposes to Little Mo.

F R I 12. 5 VICTOR BORGE: 100 YEARS OF MUSIC & LAUGHTER!

Rita Rudner narrates a collection of the entertaining performer’s funniest and most memorable skits.

SAFE MONEY IN TOUGH TIMES WITH JONATHAN POND at a

Get down to business – the business of spending less money.

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Noon

SAT 12.6 (11:45) MAGNIFICENT MIND AT ANY AGE

with Dr. Daniel amen

Based on the most up-to-date research, Dr. Daniel Amen shows how the true key to satisfaction and success at any age is a healthy brain.

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Enjoy this European snapshot of Christmas.

MONARCHY: THE ROYAL FAMILY AT WORK

THE STATE VISIT Follows the preparations as four American hosts get ready for a visit from the Queen of England. (Part 1 of 5)

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Focuses on how the senses of vision and hearing change and what can be done to keep them healthy.

Interviews with the beloved television personality are featured with clips of classic performances.

AND 60S

Features archival favorites and new performances by The Four Aces, The Clovers and Fred Paris.

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Suze shares insights into the complicated relationship women have with money.

MAGNIFICENT MIND AT ANY AGE with dr. daniel amen

Based on the most up-to-date research, Dr. Daniel Amen shows how the true key to satisfaction and success at any age is a healthy brain.

ANDRE RIEU: LIVE IN VIENNA

Compositions from Strauss, Mozart and others are performed in front of the imperial Hofburg Palace.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS: THE BEST OF THE ANDY WILLIAMS CHRISTMAS shows

8:00 MY MUSIC: LOVE SONGS OF THE 50S

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The culinary innovator discusses his television series and demonstrates Spanish cooking techniques.

SUZE ORMAN: WOMEN & MONEY RICK STEVES’ EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS

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SUN 12.7 MADE IN SPAIN LIVE! WITH JOSE ANDRES

PANDA TALES

A look at the plight of the giant panda focusing on the San Diego Zoo’s endearing cub, Zhen Zhen.

CELTIC WOMAN: THE GREATEST JOURNEY - HOLIDAY SPECIAL Showcases the group’s most beloved and memorable songs intertwined with stunning images of Ireland.

RAIN: THE BEATLES EXPERIENCE

Enjoy your favorite Beatles hits by this renowned Beatles tribute band.

ROY ORBISON & FRIENDS - A BLACK AND WHITE NIGHT

MAGNIFICENT MIND AT ANY AGE with dr. daniel amen

Based on the most up-to-date research, Dr. Daniel Amen shows how the true key to satisfaction and success at any age is a healthy brain.

Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Brown, Elvis Costello & Tom Waits, perform with the rock n’ roll legend.

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SUZE ORMAN: WOMEN & MONEY

Suze shares insights into the complicated relationship women have with money.

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SAT 12.6 EASTENDERS

Little Mo decides she can’t stay with Billy.

EASTENDERS

Tom tells Sharon about his brain tumor.

EASTENDERS

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CAPITOL REPORT

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Get down to business – the business of spending less money.

Billy proposes to Little Mo.

Minnesota politics and public affairs, served with a twist.

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SUN 12.7 SAFE MONEY IN TOUGH TIMES WITH JONATHAN POND at a

MAGNIFICENT MIND AT ANY AGE with dr. daniel amen

Based on the most up-to-date research, Dr. Daniel Amen shows how the true key to satisfaction and success at any age is a healthy brain.

Update on current Capitol issues.

CELTIC WOMAN: THE GREATEST JOURNEY - HOLIDAY SPECIAL Showcases the group’s most beloved and memorable songs intertwined with stunning images of Ireland.

RAIN: THE BEATLES EXPERIENCE

MAGNIFICENT MIND AT ANY AGE with dr. daniel amen

RODNEY YEE: THE PRACTICAL POWER OF YOGA

Enjoy your favorite Beatles hits by this renowned Beatles tribute band.

10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

Based on the most up-to-date research, Dr. Daniel Amen shows how the true key to satisfaction and success at any age is a healthy brain.

The respected yoga master and his wife teach a variety of poses and explain their health benefits.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Lights: Celebrate Hanukkah Live in Concert

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Celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights as Craig Taubman hosts a musical extravaganza featuring the likes of the Grammy Award winning group The Klezmatics; top selling jazz artist Dave Koz; soulful and dynamic Joshua Nelson; rising star Michelle Citrin, and many others.

2 Wednesday, December 10, 7pm

Mystery! Miss Marple

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series. Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie has taken over the iconic role; a veteran star of film and stage, McKenzie is familiar to MASTERPIECE fans for her recent performance in Cranford. Executive Producer Phil Clymer says, “For me, Julia ticks just about every box when it comes to playing the Marple character, and I’m thrilled that she has agreed to take on this new challenge.”

2 Sundays, December 14, 21 & 28, Starting at 8pm 17 Fridays, December 19 & 26, Starting at 8pm

Brain Fitness 2: Sight and Sound Explore methods that scientists are using to strengthen the brain and improve both vision and hearing. Learn why it is important to improve these senses and to exercise our brain in the same way we exercise our body.

2 Saturday, December 6, 5pm; Tuesday, December 9, 7pm

17 Tuesday, December 2, 7pm

MNTV Independent Features Project, Intermedia Arts, Walker Art Center, and a partner to bring you the 15th season of MNTV, the finest films and videos made by independent media-makers from Minnesota. This showcase of shorts collects the perspectives and stories of our state’s finest independent filmmakers.

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American Experience: The Gold Rush Told through the stories of a small group of diverse characters – Chinese and Chilean, Northerner and Southerner, black and white – this two-hour American Experience tracks the evolution of the San Francisco Gold Rush, an event that would forever change a city, a fledgling state and the nation.

2 Monday, December 8, 8pm

Nature: Chimpanzees Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives and they have lived among us for well over a century, mostly in solitary confinement. We dressed and trained them, sent them into space and infected them with diseases. But today, a few dedicated individuals are working hard to give them the freedom and sanctuary they so richly deserve.

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PORTLAND, OR An original print of the Lewis & Clark report of 1814 and a 1904 dog show trophy are appraised.

TUE 12.9 BRAIN FITNESS 2: SIGHT AND SOUND

Focuses on how the senses of vision and hearing change and what can be done to keep them healthy.

WED 1 2 .1 0 LIGHTS: CELEBRATE HANUKKAH LIVE IN CONCERT

The Klezmatics, Alberto Mizrari and other music performers celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights.

THUR 1 2 . 1 1 THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR

America’s favorite home improvement series airs in the first half-hour. In the second half-hour experts address viewer questions.

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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

THE GOLD RUSH Tracks the evolution of this event, through the stories of a small group of diverse characters.

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Hyacinth’s social standing at a church function is jeopardized by Onslow.

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ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

Check www.tpt.org 48 hours prior to broadcast for an announcement of your favorite shows.

Check www.tpt.org 48 hours prior to broadcast for an announcement of your favorite shows.

Check www.tpt.org 48 hours prior to broadcast for an announcement of your favorite shows.

ANYTHING YOU CAN DO The staff complains about the Grace Brothers’ food and are told to prepare food on their own.

NOVA

DEADLY ASCENT Doctors, rescuers and mountaineers save lives and decipher the deaths on Alaska’s Mount McKinley.

M ON 12.8 GREAT PERFORMANCES

PAVAROTTI: A LIFE IN SEVEN ARIAS The renowned tenor’s childhood, early career in Italian opera houses and rise to fame are examined.

TUE 12.9 a VIEWER FAVORITES

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Check www.tpt.org 48 hours prior to broadcast for an announcement of your favorite shows.

MINNESOTA’S NORTH SHORE

Bring the natural splendors of the North Shore into your home with this stunning video by renowned nature photographer Craig Blacklock.

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F RI 12. 12 ALMANAC

Minnesota politics and public affairs, served with a twist.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE New Ideas and New Worlds

WASHINGTON WEEK

Roundtable discussion of major news events, hosted by Gwen Ifill.

NOW ON PBS

Go behind the headlines with PBS’ weekly news program, hosted by David Brancaccio.

BILL MOYERS JOURNAL

Weekly public affairs show hosted by one of the country’s most recognized journalists.

This has been a year of tremendous change and challenges – for our country, for our families, and for organizations such as Twin Cities Public Television. As this year closes, I hope you will join me in reflecting on what we, together, have accomplished over the past year and on what we can achieve in the year ahead. Thanks to your continued support, we strive to create programs that encourage open-mindedness and independent expression. We explore all kinds of questions, big and small, and believe that it’s not up to us, but to each person – independently – to form his or her own opinion.

“This is what makes a unique and

THE RED GREEN SHOW

HAROLD’S DILEMMA Harold decides to do a massive renovation to the Lodge to make it more appealing to tourists.

EASTENDERS

Little Mo invites Donna to her engagement party.

EASTENDERS

The Slaters find Donna slumped on the floor.

EASTENDERS

Trevor pours petrol around the Slaters’ house.

F RI 12. 12 RENAISSANCE CHRISTMAS

Chicago’s Music of the Baroque Chorus and Brass ensemble celebrate the holidays with a live concert.

MYSTERY!

DEAD GORGEOUS In 1946 postwar London, a chance meeting between the flamboyant Antonia Ashton and the shy Rose Bell sets off a tortuous chain of events.

At a, we want to achieve the potential of media to broaden horizons; to transport and transform; to be a gateway to new ideas and new worlds. We especially want to realize this promise for children: our programming focuses on learning through adventure, whether first navigating the mysterious and wonderful world of letters and sounds, or figuring out how the natural world works.

irreplaceable: we provide opportunities for

growth to everyone, from every walk of life.”

Each month, a reaches well over one million people. We invite each and every one of you to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; hear diverse viewpoints; to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. This is what makes a and public television unique and irreplaceable: we provide opportunities for growth to everyone, from every walk of life. As we look forward to 2009, we know we have our work cut out for us. We have the challenge of the digital television transition, a new channel line-up, and the work of funding and producing shows during tight economic times. We thank you for the support you have shown us throughout the years. Your membership gifts are translated into the best programming on television, innovative websites and in powerful partnerships with hundreds of other mission-centered organizations throughout the State. We could not do this without you. From all of us here, thank you. And we hope that in this season of giving you will be able to continue providing financial support to help us fulfill our mission of using the power of television for the public good.

James R. Pagliarini

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COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN

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THE VICTORY GARDEN

DINER FAVORITES

A YEAR AT KEW

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RICK STEVES’ EUROPE

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A look at the UK’s Royal Botanic Gardens.

SMART TRAVELS - PACIFIC RIM WITH RUDY MAXA MEXICO CITY AND IXTAPA

ART WOLFE’S TRAVELS TO THE EDGE WILD ASIA: NEPAL AND INDIA

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WINDSOR CASTLE: A ROYAL YEAR

AFRICA TREK

WINDSOR CASTLE: A ROYAL YEAR

POLAND, UKRAINE & BELARUS Travel to unforgettable destinations around the globe. ETHIOPIA - TRIBAL REALM, CHRISTIAN EMPIRE

HOMETIME

The crew abates asbestos.

THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR

America’s favorite home improvement experts address viewer questions.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

POLITICALLY COLLECT This special edition salutes the presidential election and keepsakes of political battles long past.

THE BIG SHOW

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Rod Steiger and Sidney Poitier are an unlikely pair in this murder mystery set in a southern town. (109 minutes)

GREAT PERFORMANCES

Harold decides to appeal to tourists.

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THE RANGER Prince Charles and Camilla celebrate their nuptials and Prince Harry plays in a polo event.

SPAIN...ON THE ROAD AGAIN

GAWKING AT GAUDI AND ASTURIAN ADVENTURES

Features a tour of architect Antoni Gaudi’s most famous buildings and the rugged region of Asturias.

NATURE

CHIMPANZEES: AN UNNATURAL HISTORY Profiles the individuals working hard to give these longsuffering animals freedom and sanctuary.

MYSTERY!

Miss Marple, Series I: The Murder at the Vicarage (Part 1 of 2)

MYSTERY!

Miss Marple, Series I: The Murder at the Vicarage (Part 2 of 2)

MNTV

A showcase of shorts from some of Minnesota’s finest independent filmmakers.

TORTURING DEMOCRACY

Chronicles the increasingly harsh U.S. detention and interrogation policies in the war on terror.

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

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EASTENDERS

EASTENDERS

EASTENDERS

DONNA’S DAY STARRING DONNA ERICKSON

Little Mo invites Donna to her engagement party. The Slaters find Donna slumped on the floor.

the LAWRENCE WELK SHOW

WINTER The Champagne Music Makers present a “Winter Show.”

ALMANAC

KUWU NGUYU: LIVING WELL WITH AIDS

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FOUR SEASONS A look at The Order of the Garter ceremony and the biggest racing event, the Royal Ascot.

NORAH JONES

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WINDSOR CASTLE: A ROYAL YEAR

GLOBE TREKKER

Scientists collect platypus DNA.

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Some of the thousands of unknowing illegitimate descendants of English Royalty are tracked down.

THE BANQUET Event planning for the Queen requires more than 300 people to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Minnesota politics and public affairs, served with a twist.

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LOST ROYALS

WILD CHRONICLES

THE RED GREEN SHOW

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A look at the unusual people and the enticing things found where capitalism mixes with craziness.

Revisit Roadshow favorites.

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a FLEA MARKET DOCUMENTARY

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW FYI

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Gardeners attempt to grow a world record 1500lb pumpkin for the Cooperstown Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off.

GREECE’S PELOPONNESE

A TRIBUTE TO JAMES TAYLOR David Crosby, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Sting and Bruce Springsteen honor this musical craftsman.

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SUN 1 2 .1 4 LORDS OF THE GOURD: THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

Visit the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

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Trevor pours petrol around the Slaters’ house. WINTER LIGHTS

FOOTSTEPS: A JOURNEY IN FAITH

Explore the lands of Israel and Palestine.

JOURNEYMAN

Documents male culture in America.

ANGELS: A FRIENDSHIP CONNECTION

Helping seniors live with independence and dignity. Africans living in Minnesota & HIV.

GETTING RIGHT WITH AIDS

DRUGS & ALCOHOL: IMMIGRANT PERSPECTIVES Immigrants face drugs & alcohol in American culture.

SHARED VALUES: HEALTH & COMMUNITY

HIV from the African American perspective.

The health implications of social connectedness.

LA VIDA NO ES JUSTA

MINNESOTA AT 150: REAL AND IMAGINED

HIV from the Latino perspective.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

CAPITOL REPORT

Update on current Capitol issues.

MINNOVATION: THE GEEK AND THE WEATHERMAN

MARY HANSON SHOW

Experts discuss health & social issues.

The Geek Squad founder, Robert Stevens, and meteorologist Paul Douglas discuss how innovation is a new currency of business.

BELAHDAN

ECHO

DIVERSITY IN FOCUS

GOVERNMENT AND YOU IN AN EMERGENCY Public health info in six languages.

Middle Eastern variety talk show.

Contributions of the South Asian community.

VIETNAMESE NEWS

News for the Vietnamese community.

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HIGHLIGHTS D EC EMB ER 1 5 - 2 1

Fritz: The Walter Mondale Story

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xplore the life of one of Minnesota's most famous political figures in this new featurelength documentary by award-winning filmmaker Melody Gilbert. Born in 1928, Mondale is

one of Minnesota's most accomplished politicians. The film makes use of archival footage of Mondale's career, and interviews state and national officials including former Gov. Arne Carlson, President Jimmy Carter, Vice President Al Gore and Representative Geraldine Ferraro. 2 Wednesday, December 17, 7pm; Friday, December 26, 7pm 17 Saturday, December 27, 7pm

Faith Hill, Joy to the World: A Soundstage Special This isn't your average Christmas special. Backed by an orchestra, Faith Hill performs holiday favorites; this is a moving collection of standards like "Joy to the World" and swinging, big band versions of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and "A Holly, Jolly Christmas."

2 Sunday, December 21, 5pm; Wednesday, December 24, 7pm

P.O.V.: Inheritance Monika Hertwig is the daughter of Nazi mass murderer Amon Goeth. In trying to overcome her father’s sins, she seeks out Helen Jonas Rosenzweig, who was enslaved by Goeth. The women's raw, emotional meeting unearths terrible truths and lingering questions about how the actions of parents can continue to ripple through generations.

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Great Performances: Dance in America: San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker Join the San Francisco Ballet in its presentation of this holiday favorite. The SFB’s production transposes Tchaikovsky’s classic story to San Francisco's 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition, and combines dazzling choreography with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

2 Wednesday, December 17, 8pm 17 Thursday, December 18, 8pm

It’s a Merry Red Green Christmas This holiday season, Red demonstrates cooking Christmas dinner; Harold writes a letter to Santa; Red and Bill make a snowman; Ranger Gord experiences a Christmas miracle; and we learn the many practical applications for fruitcake. It's the usual comic madness provided in a holiday spirit by Red and his pals.

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TRASH TO TREASURE Incredible tales of valuable treasures rescued from rubbish heaps, dumpsters and demolition sites.

APOLLO 8: CHRISTMAS AT THE MOON

Traces the journey of the first humans to escape Earth’s gravity and see the far side of the moon.

AMERICAN MASTERS

JOHN FORD/JOHN WAYNE: THE FILMMAKER AND THE LEGEND Explore their friendship and their remarkable professional collaboration, which spanned 50 years.

TUE 12 .1 6 NOVA

POCAHONTAS REVEALED On the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, Virginia archaeologists reveal the truth behind the myth.

the HISTORY PROJECT

DIGGING FOR JESUS Explore top archaeological digs that bring us closer to revealing more about the man from Galilee.

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THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR

GREAT PERFORMANCES

SECRETS OF THE DEAD

KEEPING UP APPEARANCES

KEEPING UP APPEARANCES

ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

LOST ROYALS

GLOBE TREKKER

Explore the life of one of Minnesota’s most famous political figures in this new feature-length documentary by award-winning filmmaker Melody Gilbert.

Dance In America: San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker A dazzling interpretation of the holiday story, set during the city’s 1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition.

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ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

NOVA scienceNOW

SOUL SEARCHING: THE JOURNEY OF THOMAS MERTON

A special edition produced in collaboration with Discover magazine.

CATASTROPHE For nearly a century, humans forgot their glorious past and huddled in a state of ignorance and fear. (Parts 1 and 2)

P.O.V.

Hyacinth enjoys a quiet family christening, until pandemonium breaks loose.

AGENT The staff gets raises when it’s found that Mr. Goldberg is running an agency to get them better jobs.

America’s favorite home improvement series airs in the first half-hour. In the second half-hour experts address viewer questions.

INHERITANCE Monika Hertwig, daughter of Nazi murderer Amon Goeth, meets a woman who was enslaved by her father.

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FRITZ: THE WALTER MONDALE STORY

IS IT CATCHING The staff is quarantined in the basement when they contract a strange tropical illness.

Reveals the struggles of the spiritual search of the Trappist monk, brilliant author and poet.

PERSONAL PROBLEM When Captain Peacock’s wife becomes Mr. Rumbold’s secretary, he thinks they are having an affair.

Some of the thousands of unknowing illegitimate descendants of English royalty are tracked down.

Hyacinth is scandalized when she sees a strange man at Liz’s who has obviously spent the night!

FRONT PAGE STORY When Mr. Humphries becomes the new staff magazine editor, the staff isn’t pleased with his stories.

POLAND, UKRAINE & BELARUS Travel to unforgettable destinations around the globe.

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EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION An examination of the CIA’s controversial practice of kidnapping terror suspects for interrogation.

TORTURING DEMOCRACY

Chronicles the increasingly harsh U.S. detention and interrogation policies in the war on terror.

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Traces the journey of the first humans to escape Earth’s gravity and see the far side of the moon.

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WIRED SCIENCE

TONIC SOL-FA CHRISTMAS

P.O.V.

GREAT PERFORMANCES

Medical professionals work to eliminate symptoms of diseases by supplying electricity to the brain.

JOHN FORD/JOHN WAYNE: THE FILMMAKER AND THE LEGEND Explore their friendship and their remarkable professional collaboration, which spanned 50 years.

INHERITANCE Monika Hertwig, daughter of Nazi murderer Amon Goeth, meets a woman who was enslaved by her father.

LEST WE FORGET - A SURVIVOR’S STORY

A ROOM NEARBY

This spirited holiday program highlights the foursome’s trademark humor and skilled musicianship.

Dance In America: San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker A dazzling interpretation of the holiday story, set during the city’s 1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition.

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Traces the life of World War II veteran Gustav Potthoff who was imprisoned in a slave labor camp.

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Five culturally dissimilar people reflect on the process and unexpected revelations of loneliness.

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FR I 12. 19 ALMANAC

Minnesota politics and public affairs, served with a twist.

WASHINGTON WEEK

Roundtable discussion of major news events, hosted by Gwen Ifill.

NOW ON PBS

Go behind the headlines with PBS’ weekly news program, hosted by David Brancaccio.

Quality Toys for Quality Time Do you know Creative Kidstuff? We are locally owned toy stores offering an amazing selection of toys with integrity not found everywhere else. Our staff of parents, grandparents and teachers are ready to help you find the “perfect” gifts for all the special children in your life.

BILL MOYERS JOURNAL

Weekly public affairs show hosted by one of the country’s most recognized journalists.

THE RED GREEN SHOW

THE SCIENCE FAIR Red gives Harold unwanted help on his science project with disastrous results.

EASTENDERS

Little Mo fights the flames to save Sean.

EASTENDERS

Little Mo admits that she’s grieving for Trevor.

EASTENDERS

Little Mo tells Sharon she started the fire - she blames herself for Tom’s death.

FRI 12. 19 L.A. HOLIDAY CELEBRATION 2008

Over 1,000 performers represent the many cultures and holiday traditions found in Los Angeles.

MYSTERY!

Miss Marple, Series I: The Murder at the Vicarage Based on the beloved books by Agatha Christie, Miss Marple stars celebrated British actress Geraldine McEwan. (Part 1 of 2)

MYSTERY!

Miss Marple, Series I: The Murder at the Vicarage Based on the beloved books by Agatha Christie, Miss Marple stars celebrated British actress Geraldine McEwan. (Part 2 of 2)

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Noon 12:30

FORGOTTEN CAKES

THE VICTORY GARDEN

Learn how climate affects plant choices.

1:00

A YEAR AT KEW

1:30

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE

2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 5:00 5:30

A look at the UK’s Royal Botanic Gardens.

COPENHAGEN

SUN 1 2 .2 1 ALMANAC: HANDS-ON HISTORY

EXPLORING DAYTON’S BLUFF

THE BIG SHOW

WEST SIDE STORY Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, this electrifying musical sets the ageless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in the streets of New York. (153 minutes)

SMART TRAVELS - EUROPE WITH RUDY MAXA ALPINE CHRISTMAS

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW FYI Revisit Roadshow favorites.

ART WOLFE’S TRAVELS TO THE EDGE MEXICO: BAJA

HOLLY JOLLY POPS HOLIDAY WITH BARENAKED LADIES

WILD CHRONICLES

The upbeat hit-makers put a twist on “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Three Ships” & “Green Christmas.”

GLOBE TREKKER

HAPPY HOLIDAYS: THE BEST OF THE ANDY WILLIAMS CHRISTMAS

Recording endangered languages.

KENYA & NIGER Track the endangered rhino at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

AFRICA TREK

CHILDREN OF THE BLUE NILE

HOMETIME

The crew re-pours the concrete floor.

6:00

THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR

7:00

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

America’s favorite home improvement experts address viewer questions.

Interviews with the beloved television personality are featured with clips of classic performances.

FAITH HILL, JOY TO THE WORLD: A SOUNDSTAGE SPECIAL

Faith performs holiday favorites backed by an orchestra led by esteemed conductor David Campbell.

SPAIN...ON THE ROAD AGAIN

ISLAND HOPPING Mario and Claudia visit local pastries and take a seaside drive to the Palma Cathedral.

NATURE

MILWAUKEE, WI

A 1952 Fender guitar & an 19th-century desk are featured.

CHRISTMAS IN YELLOWSTONE Wolves, elk, bison, bears and otters make their way through their most challenging season.

IT’S A MERRY RED GREEN CHRISTMAS

MYSTERY!

9:00

(8:45) THE RED GREEN SHOW

MYSTERY!

9:30

(9:10) THE RED GREEN SHOW

8:00

10:00 10:30 11:00 12:00A

Red cooks Christmas dinner, Harold writes a letter to Santa and Red and Bill make a snowman.

The town is staging a live version of the movie Gladiator. Harold gives advice about a body odor problem.

Miss Marple, Series I: A Murder Is Announced A “pretend” murder at the home of Letitia Blacklock goes awry. (Part 1 of 2) Miss Marple, Series I: A Murder Is Announced A “pretend” murder at the home of Letitia Blacklock goes awry. (Part 2 of 2)

(9:35) THE RED GREEN SHOW Harold rents out the Lodge to old nudists.

MNTV

(10:20) FAWLTY TOWERS REVISITED Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Fawlty Towers, featuring an 80­minute retrospective special of one of the world’s most loved comedies as well as behind-the-­scenes interviews.

PAPERBACK DREAMS

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS CROWDED HOUSE

A showcase of shorts from some of Minnesota’s finest independent filmmakers. The story of the rise and fall of the independent bookstore, focusing on Cody’s and Kepler’s Books.

WIDE ANGLE CHINA PREP

SAT 1 2 .2 0

SUN 1 2 .2 1

5:00P

EASTENDERS

EASTENDERS

5:30

EASTENDERS

DONNA’S DAY STARRING DONNA ERICKSON

the LAWRENCE WELK SHOW

AUGSBURG COLLEGE ADVENT VESPERS CELEBRATION

6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00

Little Mo fights the flames to save Sean. Little Mo admits that she’s grieving for Trevor.

Little Mo tells Sharon she started the fire. WINTER FUN

CHRISTMAS “Jingle Bells” and other holiday favorites are performed. Norma, Randy and Mark Zimmer are guests.

Enjoy the Augsburg College Advent Vespers, one of the largest holiday music events in the Twin Cities.

ALMANAC

BETHEL UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS

Minnesota politics and public affairs, served with a twist.

MINNESOTA’S PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICANS

Be inspired by Bethel University’s spectacular Christmas concert.

ECHO

A look at Minnesota’s state government.

DIABETES PREVENTION AND CONTROL Public health info in six languages.

DISCOVERING FLUID POWER

MINNESOTA AT 150: REAL AND IMAGINED

A new approach to energy.

ARTS AND CULTURE

CAPITOL REPORT

Update on current Capitol issues.

MNTV

10:30

A showcase of shorts from some of Minnesota’s finest independent filmmakers.

11:00

ECHO

11:30

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SAT 1 2 .2 0 COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN

INDIAN PRIDE

HISTORICAL OVERVIEW

BELAHDAN

Middle Eastern variety talk show. WINTER SAFETY Public health info in six languages.

DIVERSITY IN FOCUS

Contributions of the South Asian community.

VIETNAMESE NEWS

News for the Vietnamese community.

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Live from Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Gala Concert

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ing in the New Year with a glamorous evening of opera favorites from the New

York Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve Gala. This will be Lorin Maazel's last telecast as Music Director of the orchestra; Maazel has led more than 150 orchestras in more than 5,000 opera and concert performances. He’ll be joined by acclaimed mezzo-soprano Susan Graham performing classics from Bizet’s Carmen, Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, and Lehár’s The Merry Widow. 2 Wednesday, December 31, 7pm

A Night of Christmas Music Enjoy the best holiday music this Christmas Eve as a presents four renowned and inspiring choirs. Three of these shows feature local choirs and were proudly produced by a for you and your family.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring the King’s Singers 2 Wednesday, December 24, 8pm

Christmas at St. Olaf: Where Peace and Love and Hope Abide 2 Wednesday, December 24, 9pm

A St. Olaf Christmas in Norway 2 Wednesday, December 24, 10pm

Bethel University Festival of Christmas 2 Wednesday, December 24, 11pm 17 Sunday, December 21, 7pm

Great Performances at the Met: Doctor Atomic John Adams’s contemporary masterpiece explores a momentous episode of modern history: the creation of the atomic bomb. Enjoy this gripping story that changed the course of history through the power of opera.

2 Monday, December 29, 8pm

Nature: Unforgettable Elephants Wildlife cameraman Martyn Colbeck has filmed African elephants for 15 years, learning to anticipate their every move as he follows them across plains and deserts and into jungles. He shares his spectacular footage and unique insights about these unforgettable, highly intelligent creatures.

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7:00P 7:30

8:00

M O N 12. 22 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

ROADSHOW REMEMBERS A trip down memory lane filled with unbelievable objects, unforgettable stories and amazing prices.

TUE 12 .2 3 NOVA

Absolute Zero: The Conquest of Cold Re-creates the groundbreaking discoveries that led to today’s cutting edge “cold technologies.”

MYSTERY OF THE THREE KINGS

Unearth the real-life places, people, festivities & facts behind the legend of the Three Wise Men.

9:30

10:00

CHRISTMAS AT LUTHER: NIGHT OF GLORY, DAWN OF PEACE

A ST. THOMAS CHRISTMAS

KEEPING UP APPEARANCES

KEEPING UP APPEARANCES

Over 650 student musicians capture the wonder and joy of the season as Luther College’s nationally and internationally acclaimed choirs share the seasonal gift of music.

Hyacinth is very thrilled when the wealthy Mrs. Fortescue asks them to give her a lift into town.

Ring in the holiday season with the acclaimed choirs of the University of St. Thomas as they celebrate their 21st annual Christmas concert.

CHRISTMAS SPECIALS 1991 Hyacinth confront with a very drunken “Daddy” and kisses an unexpected person under the mistletoe.

10:30

ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

11:00

NOVA

IT’S A MERRY RED GREEN CHRISTMAS

SIT OUT The staff go on strike after being threatened with a pay cut or being moved to the basement.

POCAHONTAS REVEALED On the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, Virginia archaeologists reveal the truth behind the myth.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR Featuring the King's Singers

PLANET TALES

CHRISTMAS AT ST. OLAF: WHERE PEACE AND LOVE AND HOPE ABIDE

the HISTORY PROJECT

ST. OLAF CHRISTMAS IN NORWAY

KEEPING UP APPEARANCES

Faith performs holiday favorites backed by an orchestra led by esteemed conductor David Campbell.

The distinguished 460-student choir performs a rich repertoire of traditional carols and hymns.

An evening of traditional Christmas hymns sung in Norwegian and English from the Nidaros Cathedral.

America’s favorite home improvement series airs in the first half-hour. In the second half-hour experts address viewer questions.

MYSTERY OF THE TAJ MAHAL The location, design and calligraphy of this beautiful tomb are analyzed to find deeper messages.

LOST KINGDOM OF THE HIMALAYAS A Tibetan historian and an American archaeologist aim to unravel the mystery of The Kingdom of Guge.

Hyacinth plans to hold one of her celebrated candlelight suppers in order to impress the head of the local amateur operatic society.

ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

HEIR APPARENT Old Mr. Grace becomes convinced that Mr. Humphries is his long-lost son.

Red cooks Christmas dinner, Harold writes a letter to Santa and Red and Bill make a snowman.

THUR 1 2 . 2 5 THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR

This concert features the world-renowned choir and the English vocal ensemble, The King’s Singers.

8:30

9:00

WED 1 2 .2 4 FAITH HILL, JOY TO THE WORLD: A SOUNDSTAGE SPECIAL

CLOSED CIRCUIT Grace Brothers begins displaying advertisements on closed circuit television throughout the store.

BETHEL UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS

Bethel University inspires audiences with a spectacular and beautiful Christmas concert.

GLOBE TREKKER

KENYA & NIGER Track the endangered rhino at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

11:30

7:00P 7:30

8:00

8:30

9:00

9:30

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M O N 12. 22 PAPERBACK DREAMS

The story of the rise and fall of the independent bookstore, focusing on Cody’s and Kepler’s Books.

INDEPENDENT LENS

BEYOND THE CALL Three men travel the world delivering live-saving humanitarian aid to civilians and doctors.

LIFE A HOUSE BUILT: THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JIMMY & ROSALYNN CARTER WORK PROJECT Captures the optimism of the Carters’ extraordinary 25-year involvement with Habitat for Humanity.

TUE 12 .2 3 CHRISTMAS AT LUTHER: NIGHT OF GLORY, DAWN OF PEACE

WED 1 2 .2 4 a ST. THOMAS CHRISTMAS

Over 650 student musicians and a symphony orchestra perform.

Ring in the holiday season with the acclaimed choirs of the University of St. Thomas as they celebrate their 21st annual Christmas concert.

the CHEESE NUN

TONY SANDLER CHRISTMAS

Meet Sister Noella Marcellino, a Benedictine nun who is a traditional cheese maker in a cloistered convent.

SOUL SEARCHING: THE JOURNEY OF THOMAS MERTON

Reveals the struggles of the spiritual search of the Trappist monk, brilliant author and poet.

This beautiful Christmas concert features a diverse collection of international carols and holiday songs with unique arrangements by Tony Sandler.

FRONTLINE/WORLD

THUR 1 2 . 2 5 RICHARD TUCKER MUSIC FOUNDATION: AN OPERA CELEBRATION

Brings together stars from the world of opera for a night of favorite arias at Lincoln Center.

INDEPENDENT LENS

WONDERS ARE MANY: THE MAKING OF DR. ATOMIC Follows a composer and a director as they create a grand opera about the birth of the atomic bomb.

A WORLD OF GOOD A look at individuals finding ways to do good, including a revolution in the world of micro-credit.

Updated Schedule Information available at www.tpt.org or contact Member Services at 651-229-1300 or toll free at 866-229-1300 Show being simulcast on tpt2 and tptHD.

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F RI 12. 26 FRITZ: THE WALTER MONDALE STORY

Explore the life of one of Minnesota’s most famous political figures in this new feature-length documentary by award-winning filmmaker Melody Gilbert.

WASHINGTON WEEK

Roundtable discussion of major news events, hosted by Gwen Ifill.

NOW ON PBS

Go behind the headlines with PBS’ weekly news program, hosted by David Brancaccio.

BILL MOYERS JOURNAL

Weekly public affairs show hosted by one of the country’s most recognized journalists.

Noon 12:30

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE

2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00

7:00 8:00 9:00

Phil returns from Portugal with Louise but no Lisa.

EASTENDERS

Phil’s back with Louise.

9:30 10:00 11:00 12:00A

FRI 12. 26 living artfully with sandra magsamen

In this a original prodcution, artist and author Sandra Magsamen shares her philosophy of making deeper connections in life.

12:30

Miss Marple, Series I: A Murder Is Announced A “pretend” murder at the home of Letitia Blacklock goes awry. (Part 1 of 2)

MYSTERY!

Miss Marple, Series I: A Murder Is Announced A “pretend” murder at the home of Letitia Blacklock goes awry. (Part 2 of 2)

A look at the UK’s Royal Botanic Gardens.

DENMARK: BEYOND COPENHAGEN

RUDY MAXA’S WORLD

TURKEY’S TURQUOISE COAST

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW FYI Revisit Roadshow favorites.

ART WOLFE’S TRAVELS TO THE EDGE THE KINGDOM OF BHUTAN

WILD CHRONICLES

Go behind the scenes of “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure.”

GLOBE TREKKER

NORTHERN FRANCE

THE BIG SHOW

AUNTIE MAME Rosalind Russell stars as an eccentric grande dame who teaches her young nephew to appreciate life. (124 minutes)

AFRICA TREK

BEWITCHING SUDAN

HOMETIME

The basement walls are finished.

THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR

SPAIN...ON THE ROAD AGAIN

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

NATURE

America’s favorite home improvement experts address viewer questions. MILWAUKEE, WI Charming finds include a ruby and diamond bracelet from Austria’s Empress Eugenie worth $35,000.

THE BIG SHOW

ANNIE HALL This Best Picture Academy Award winner stars Woody Allen as a neurotic, New York comedian who falls for a quirky, Midwestern girl, played by Diane Keaton. (93 minutes)

THE BIG SHOW

THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA This Cinderella story showcases a waning director played by Humphrey Bogart reviving his career after discovering a beautiful Spanish dancer, played by Ava Gardner. (128 minutes)

Enjoy the best of Spain’s cuisines and cultures.

UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANTS Wildlife cameraman Martyn Colbeck shares his spectacular footage and insights about these animals.

MYSTERY!

Miss Marple, Series I: What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw (Part 1 of 2)

MYSTERY!

Miss Marple, Series I: What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw (Part 2 of 2)

MNTV

A showcase of shorts from some of Minnesota’s finest independent filmmakers.

JANIS IAN LIVE FROM GRAND CENTER

The legendary Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter performs 15 songs from her 40-year career.

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

BLOC PARTY/GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY

WIDE ANGLE

IRAQI EXODUS

SAT 1 2 .2 7

SUN 1 2 .2 8

EASTENDERS

EASTENDERS

5:30

EASTENDERS

DONNA’S DAY STARRING DONNA ERICKSON

the LAWRENCE WELK SHOW

POVERTY END DATE: A FORUM

6:30 7:00

Billy’s upset when Little Mo organizes Trevor’s funeral. Phil returns from Portugal with Louise but no Lisa. TOUR OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Songs include Roger Otwell singing “California Dreamin.”

Phil’s back with Louise. BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS

Will poverty exist in Minnesota in the year 2020?

FRITZ: THE WALTER MONDALE STORY

Explore the life of one of Minnesota’s most famous political figures.

BELIEFS ABOUT POVERTY

7:30 8:00

ON AIR - 40 YEARS OF RADIO TALKING BOOK

ECHO

8:30

NEW ENERGY

9:00 9:30 10:00

Explore the history of the Communication Center.

Teaching about poverty in the schools.

DIABETES PREVENTION AND CONTROL Public health info in six languages.

Creating a green energy economy in the Midwest.

GREEN CITIES: LEADING THE WAY Sustainability in our communities.

MINNESOTA AT 150: REAL AND IMAGINED INNOVATION

CAPITOL REPORT

Update on current Capitol issues.

MNTV

10:30

A showcase of shorts from some of Minnesota’s finest independent filmmakers.

11:00

ECHO

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DOCTOR ZHIVAGO This Oscar-winning, passionate epic set amid the chaos of the Russian Revolution stars Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. (193 minutes)

5:00P 6:00

MYSTERY!

SUN 1 2 .2 8 THE BIG SHOW

Ian visits the solemn battlefields of the D-Day beaches.

Billy’s upset when Little Mo organizes Trevor’s funeral.

EASTENDERS

The quest for the perfect deck.

1:30

6:00

EASTENDERS

THE VICTORY GARDEN A YEAR AT KEW

5:30

SEDGWICK THE TENANT Old Man Sedgwick moves into the Lodge causing Red and Harold considerable aggravation.

SUNDAY DINNER

1:00

5:00

THE RED GREEN SHOW

SAT 1 2 .2 7 COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN

INDIAN PRIDE

INDIAN TREATIES & SOVEREIGNTY

BELAHDAN

Middle Eastern variety talk show. WINTER SAFETY Public health info in six languages.

DIVERSITY IN FOCUS

Contributions of the South Asian community.

VIETNAMESE NEWS

News for the Vietnamese community.

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7:00P 7:30

8:00

8:30

MON 1 2 .2 9 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

WILD THINGS Showcases animal-themed collectibles, including a painting of kittens and a sculpture by Dr. Seuss.

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET

DOCTOR ATOMIC John Adams’ contemporary masterpiece explores a momentous episode in modern history: the creation of the atomic bomb.

9:00

TUE 1 2 .3 0 NOVA

IS THERE LIFE ON MARS? Showcases the latest scientific discoveries on Mars made by NASA’s robot rovers and Phoenix probe.

EXTRA TERRESTRIAL LIFE Are we alone in the Universe? Explore this question that has obsessed humans since we first looked up into the skies.

THE WAR BRIEFING An inside look at the real foreign policy choices the next president of the United States will face.

10:00

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA CONCERT The New York Philharmonic ushers in 2009 with a glamorous evening featuring tenor Rolando Villazón.

SUPERNATURAL SCIENCE

FRONTLINE

9:30

WED 1 2 .3 1 LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER

BILLY CRYSTAL: THE tenth annual MARK TWAIN PRIZE

A star-studded cast including Robin Williams & Whoopie Goldberg salute the actor, comedian & writer.

KEEPING UP APPEARANCES

Hyacinth has decided that she and husband should have a weekend at a golfing hotel.

10:30

11:00

11:30

7:00P

ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

EROTIC DREAMS OF MRS. SLOCOMBE Mrs. Slocombe has dreams in which she and Mr. Humphries become romantically embroiled.

NOVA

THE MUMMY WHO WOULD BE KING Unearth evidence to find out if unknown remains are actually that of a long-lost Egyptian Pharaoh.

MON 1 2 .2 9

JOHNNY CASH: A MAN AND HIS VISION

POP-ROCK/country A musical and narrative overview of one of the most important and innovative television variety shows in history.

the HISTORY PROJECT

LOST KINGDOM OF THE HIMALAYAS A Tibetan historian and an American archaeologist aim to unravel the mystery of The Kingdom of Guge.

TUE 1 2 .3 0

WED 1 2 .3 1

OUT OF THE POISON TREE

WIRED SCIENCE

7:30

An American survivor of the Cambodian genocide returns to solve her father’s disappearance in 1975.

GREAT FLOOD OF 1936

8:00

GLOBAL VOICES

AMERICAN IDEALIST: THE STORY OF SARGENT SHRIVER

NOVA

8:30

9:00

9:30

THE FLUTE PLAYER/50/FIFTY A musician tries to rescue traditional Cambodian music from extinction and recover his identity.

In March 1936, one of the most devastating floods in over 300 years roared down the Connecticut River.

Robert Sargent Shriver’s social initiatives during the 1960’s helped shape an era.

INDEPENDENT LENS

NEW YEAR BABY Follows a woman’s quest to uncover the secrets of how her family survived the Khmer Rouge genocide.

Learn how spaceships are being reverse-engineered from 40-yearold technology in a space junkyard.

IS THERE LIFE ON MARS? Showcases the latest scientific discoveries on Mars made by NASA’s robot rovers and Phoenix probe.

FRONTLINE

THE WAR BRIEFING An inside look at the real foreign policy choices the next president of the United States will face.

LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

Profiles people from different racial & economic backgrounds who joined the Civil Rights Movement.

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