Week of December 30 2012

  • 9:00 pm - Hollywood Stars Film Package: Dark Victory -

    An heiress (Bette Davis) with only months to live embarks on a social
    whirl, then marries her doctor (George Brent). Cast: Bette Davis,
    George Brent, Humphrey Bogart.

  • 8:00 pm - NOVA: Ancient Computer -

    In 1900, a storm blew a boatload of sponge divers off course and
    forced them to take shelter by the tiny Mediterranean island of
    Antikythera. Diving the next day, they discovered a 2,000 year-old
    Greek shipwreck. Among the ship's cargo they hauled up was an

  • 9:00 pm - Secrets of the Dead: Lost Ships of Rome -

    In 2009 a team of marine archeologists, carrying out a sonar survey
    of the seabed around the remote Italian island of Ventotene, made an
    astonishing discovery. The wrecks of five ancient Roman ships were
    found in pristine condition, each one fully laden with exotic goods.

  • 10:00 pm - Titanic with Len Goodman -

    In this program, Len Goodman, a judge on "Dancing with the Stars,"
    discovers how the impact of the Titanic disaster is still felt a
    century after the ship sank. Goodman has his own connection to the
    ship. Before he was a dancer, he was a welder for Harland and Woolf.

  • 8:00 pm - Ellen Degeneres: The Mark Twain Prize -

    This special celebrates the work of Ellen DeGeneres, the 15th
    recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

  • 9:30 pm - Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize -

    The 13th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
    goes to . . . Tina Fey! Multiple Grammy, Golden Globe and Writers'
    Guild award--winner for her work as actor, writer and producer for "30
    Rock," "Saturday Night Live" and more, Fey is toasted/roasted by an Alist

  • 11:00 pm - Will Ferrell: The Mark Twain Prize -

    "Will Ferrell: The Mark Twain Prize" celebrates the work of the
    popular comedian and comic actor. From the stage at the Kennedy Center
    in Washington, DC, Ferrell's friends, contemporaries and co-stars
    salute him, from Christina Applegate, Jack Black and Zach Galifianakis,

  • 8:00 pm - Great Performances: Sondheim! The Birthday Concert -

    From his early years under the tutelage of friend and mentor Oscar
    Hammerstein II and continuing through the groundbreaking productions
    of his later career, Stephen Sondheim has been a singular voice in the
    American musical theater, a true original in the pantheon of major

  • 10:00 pm - Legendary Bing Crosby -

    Celebrated crooner Bing Crosby was an entertainment icon, capturing
    the hearts of fans around the world through his remarkable songs and
    memorable film and television appearances. THE LEGENDARY BING CROSBY
    presents many of the entertainer's best performances from his network

  • 8:00 pm - Jack Benny Show: Bob Hope, The Beach Boys and Walt Disney -

    The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, is a radio-TV comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century American comedy. NBC hour-long special, which was broadcast on November 13, 1965.

  • 9:00 pm - Jack Benny Show: Bogart -

    Police Lt. Jack Benny questions notorious killer Babyface; Humphrey Bogart

  • 9:30 pm - Jack Benny Show: Rochester, Don Wilson, Mary Livingston -

    The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, is a radio-TV comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century American comedy.

  • 10:00 pm - Jack Benny Show: Jayne Mansfield & Mel Blanc -

    Jayne Mansfield interrupts Benny's monologue to retrieve her purse, which had been snatched by an usher prior to an announcement by Benny to the studio audience that it had been "found." Rochester sings "New Year's in Trinidad" during a commercial and Mel Blanc impersonates animals for a talent cont

  • 10:30 pm - Jack Benny Show: The Lettermen -

    This episode features special guests - The Lettermen, who play Jack's college roomates. Jack drives them crazy - always chasing a dime. Great stuff.

  • 11:00 pm - Jack Benny Show: Liberace -

    The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, is a radio-TV comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century American comedy.

  • 11:30 pm - Jack Beny Show: Happy New Year -

    The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, is a radio-TV comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century American comedy.

  • 12:00 am - Live! Beale Street on New Year's Eve -

    Ring in 2013 from one of the most famous musical streets in the world, Beale Street in Memphis TN, the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Following a 30-year tradition on New Year’s Eve, visitors on Beale Street will be celebrating “Resurrecting the Blues” this year.

  • 8:00 pm - Ballykissangel: Bread and Water -

    Brendan is less than keen on Siobhan's chosen method of childbirth.
    Sean Dillon's teenage daughter arrives in the village and immediately
    cause an uproar.

  • 9:00 pm - Doc Martin: The Movie -

    When successful but unhappy Doctor Martin Bamford discovers his wife,
    Petronella, has been sleeping with three of his friends, his world is
    ripped apart. Bamford flees London and heads for the small fishing
    village of Port Isaac, on the north coast of Cornwall. DOC MARTIN: THE

  • 10:30 pm - MI-5 -

    The award-winning, sophisticated spy drama returns for a rip-roaring
    eighth series. The fallout from Russia's attack on London finds the
    team in a race against time to rescue Harry, who has been kidnapped by
    rogue Russian agents. But as they dig deeper into his disappearance,

  • 8:00 pm - America's Chefs on Tour : San Francisco- Rick Bayless, Tanya Holland, Yigit -

    SAN FRANCISCO: RICK BAYLESS, TANYA HOLLAND, YIGIT
    Host Devin Alexander travels to San Francisco to visit three
    celebrated chefs cooking with fresh, local ingredients. Chef Rick
    Bayless of Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, and Xoco restaurants makes an

  • 9:00 pm - Wild South America: Lost Worlds -

    The opening episode traces the events that have created the unique landforms and ecology of South America. Originally part of the supercontinent Gondwana, it broke away around 100 million years ago and became an island.

  • 9:50 pm - Wild South America: Mighty Amazon -

    This program shows how life along the Amazon River is dominated by the annual cycle of floods. In the dry season, female giant river turtles gather on exposed sand banks to lay their eggs.

  • 8:00 pm - Antiques Roadshow: Orlando, FL - Hour 2 -

    In Orlando, Florida, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and
    appraiser Ken Farmer visit the Mennello Museum of Art to see works by
    curmudgeonly St. Augustine folk artist Earl Cunningham. At the Orange
    County Convention Center, friendly throngs of guests share tales and

  • 8:00 pm - Call The Midwife Holiday Special -

    In this special, newly married Chummy and Nurse Jenny Lee are hard at
    work during their first Christmas in Nonnatus House. As nurses and
    nuns minister to an abandoned newborn and search for the mother, and
    Jenny tries to find the children of an elderly vagrant, Chummy plans

  • 9:15 pm - Hollywood Stars Film Package: Spirit of St. Louis -

    Charles Lindbergh (James Stewart) attempts to become the first man to
    fly nonstop across the Atlantic to Paris in 1927. Cast: James Stewart,
    Patricia Smith, Murray Hamilton.

  • 9:30 pm - Great Decisions In Foreign Policy: Sacred Cow- Defending America on a Budget -

    For the first time in decades, the U.S. is tightening its belt on
    defense spending. While traditional threats like nuclear and great
    power conflicts do remain. The post 9/11 challenges of terrorism and
    counterinsurgency have led to a paradigm shift in the way we think

  • 10:00 pm - Flagler's Train: The Florida Keys -

    Nearly thirty years after the last spike was driven in the
    transcontinental railway at Promontory Summit, Utah in 1869, the vast
    Florida wilderness was America's last frontier. But Standard Oil
    millionaire Henry Morrison Flagler had a vision for the lush,

  • 8:00 pm - Vera: The Crow Trap -

    Spooky and elemental, "The Crow Trap" is set in the dramatic
    Northumberland countryside. A murder at a remote cottage takes DI Vera
    Stanhope back to a place full of childhood memories and an unsolved
    case from her earlier career. Delving into the local politics

  • 10:00 pm - Halsted -

    This is the true story of the most important surgeon America has ever
    produced. Surgery in the mid-19th Century consisted of crude and
    hurried amputations conducted in filthy operating rooms, often
    followed by horrendous infection. We can thank William Stewart Halsted,

  • 8:00 pm - Music Makers with Scott Houston: Ramsey Lewis -

    His road to fame and fortune all began with a song called "The In
    Crowd." Honored with numerous gold records and Grammy Awards, he's
    been an inspirational leader in the contemporary jazz movement for
    more than 50 years. Jazz legend Ramsey Lewis joins host Scott Houston

  • 9:00 pm - American Masters: Jerome Robbins - Something To Dance About -

    In a life that inspired controversy, no one disputes the place that
    Jerome Robbins holds as the preeminent director/choreographer of
    American musical theater. He transformed Broadway with shows such as
    "West Side Story," "Gypsy and Fiddler on the Roof" and he forged a

  • 8:00 pm - Live From The Artists Den: Adele -

    Just days after the release of her record-breaking sophomore album, "2
    1," British sensation Adele performed for a small group of lucky fans
    at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club in Santa Monica, CA. Her powerful
    voice filled the elegant ballroom with hits like "Rolling in the Deep"

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