Week of December 9 2012

  • 9:30 pm - Travel Scope: Christmas in Switzerland -

    TRAVELSCOPE's first half-hour special, Christmas in Switzerland,
    delivers a full itinerary of holiday fun. In his latest travel
    adventure, host Joseph Rosendo journeys to Lausanne, Montreux and
    Basel to bask in the glow of a Swiss-style Christmas at some of the

  • 8:00 pm - Moyers & Company -

    In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is six. And Big Media may get even bigger, thanks to the FCC’s consideration of ending a rule preventing companies from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same big city.

  • 10:00 pm - Great Conversations: Erik Larson/Robert Siegel -

    Best-selling nonfiction author Erik Larson discusses his books In the
    Garden of the Beasts, Devil in the White City, and Thunderstruck with
    NPR's Robert Siegel.

  • 10:00 pm - Shattered Sky: The Battle for Energy -

    Can history inspire us? Thirty years ago, scientists reported a hole
    in the ozone layer "the size of North America." The culprit was CFCs:
    the gas in hairspray, refrigerant, and air conditioning. Doctors predicted skyrocketing cancer, but business didn't want to change and

  • 8:00 pm - National Christmas Tree Lighting -

    Celebrating its 90th year, the lighting of the National Christmas
    Tree signals the start of the holiday season across the country. Taped
    at President's Park in Washington, D.C., the 60-minute special will
    feature performances and readings by top musical artists and actors.

  • 9:00 pm - Flight of Faith: The Jesus Story -

    FLIGHT OF FAITH: THE JESUS STORY magnificently captures the geography
    of the Holy Land from an aerial perspective, focusing on the places
    connected with Jesus' life and ministry. Beginning in Nazareth at the
    site where the angel Gabriel visited Mary and then across the Judean

  • 10:00 pm - Parents' Survival Guide: Childhood Obesity -

    Although the causes of childhood obesity vary, the effects do not:
    obesity compromises a child's growth, health and quality of life. THE
    PARENTS' SURVIVAL GUIDE: CHILDHOOD OBESITY addresses the multi-faceted
    solutions to this growing pediatric health problem, specifically the

  • 9:00 pm - American Masters: Joan Baez: How Sweet The Sound -

    In the first comprehensive documentary to chronicle the private life
    and public career of Joan Baez, this film examines her history as a
    recording artist and performer as well as her unwavering journey as
    the conscience of a generation. Following her 2008/2009 world tour,

  • 10:30 pm - Stella Is 95 -

    STELLA IS 95 is a moving and fun film about aging - focusing on a
    charismatic older person who's lived and continues to live a very full
    life. This documentary hopes to spark thought and discussion on the
    glorious aspects of aging and erase some of the stigmas of growing
    older.

  • 9:00 pm - William and Mary -

    William is visited by a young boy and his dog who tells him that his
    father has drowned out at sea and no body has been recovered. Would
    William be willing to hold a service without a body?

  • 10:00 pm - Rain From Heaven
  • 8:30 pm - Burt Wolf: Taste or Freedom Hanukkah -

    Every year Jews throughout the world light Hanukkah candles in memory
    of a miracle. In this program Burt Wolf uncovers the history of the
    holiday, visits the largest and most comprehensive collection of
    Hanukkah lamps in the world, explains why potato pancakes and

  • 9:00 pm - Last Chance To See The Amazonian Manatee -

    Stephen and Mark fly deep into the Amazon and join a river boat
    searching for manatees but without success. The travelers are invited
    to join a project freeing a captive manatee back into the wild. They
    meet Piti, the orphaned manatee due to be released, but on the morning

  • 10:00 pm - Last Chance To See the Northern White Rhino -

    Stephen and Mark are hoping to see the incredibly rare northern white
    rhino in the Democratic Republic of Congo, stopping along the way in
    Uganda to visit the Ngamba Island Chimp sanctuary and gorillas in
    Bwindi forest. On the border of the Congo, they hear that the northern

  • 8:00 pm - Antiques Roadshow: Junk In The Trunk 2 -

    "Junk in the Trunk 2" features never-before-seen appraisals from
    ROADSHOW's Season 16 tour. Travel with ROADSHOW through El Paso,
    Atlanta, Minneapolis and more to enjoy new appraisals such as a
    Missouri Regiment Colt Pistol worth more than $22,000, sapphire and

  • 9:00 pm - Vera Stanhope: Hidden Depths -

    After two beautiful young people are killed in the same manner -
    placed in water and surrounded by flowers - DCI Vera Stanhope knows
    that she must find the murderer before he strikes again. With the help
    of her trusted team, primarily Sergeant Joe Ashworth, she unpicks the

  • 8:00 pm - National Christmas Tree Lighting -

    Celebrating its 90th year, the lighting of the National Christmas
    Tree signals the start of the holiday season across the country. Taped
    at President's Park in Washington, D.C., the 60-minute special will
    feature performances and readings by top musical artists and actors.

  • 9:00 pm - Hollywood Stars Film Package: No Time For Sergeants -

    A naive and stubborn Georgia rube (Andy Griffith) joins the peacetime
    Air Force and talks back to his sergeant (Myron McCormick). Cast: Andy
    Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams.

  • 8:00 pm - Live from the Artists Den: The Wallflowers -

    It's been seven years since their last album, but the Wallflowers
    were back in full force during their performance at Bimbo's 365 Club,
    a Bay Area institution for more than 80 years. Surrounded by the
    club's Art Deco glamour and 600 invited guests, frontman Jakob Dylan

  • 8:00 pm - Austin City Limits: Monsters of Folk -

    ACL presents alternative rock supergroup Monsters of Folk. The group
    performs songs from its debut album.

  • 8:00 pm - Doo Wop Love Songs (My Music) -

    The 1950s and doo wop love songs go hand-in-hand, and now America’s favorite malt shop memories are back with this doo wop collection for lovers only. Hosts Jerry Butler and Cousin Brucie Morrow bring back the backseat ballads in this all new PBS celebration of great vocal groups.

  • 10:00 pm - Suze Orman's Money Class -

    Based on her upcoming new book that will be released concurrently
    with the show premiere, Suze Orman's Money Class will reveal Suze's
    expert take on what actions people need to take in light of the new economy. After the upheavals of the economic downturn, Suze believes

  • 8:00 pm - Suze Orman's Money Class -

    In Suze Orman's Money Class financial powerhouse Suze Orman delivers her expert take on what actions everyone needs to consider in light of the new economic reality in order to secure a hopeful and sustainable financial future.

  • 10:00 pm - Dr. Wayne Dyer - Wishes Fulfilled -

    In his newest PBS special, Dr. Wayne Dyer offers viewers a detailed
    explanation of how to manifest that which is most important to them.
    He also introduces viewers to the philosophies of influential
    metaphysics teacher of the 20th Century, Neville Goddard.

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