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Vermont PBS - Program Schedule | December 2018

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Saturday | December 1
 
  6:00AM  Live Better Now With Mimi Guarneri, Md
 
  7:30AM  Aging Backwards 2 With Miranda Esmonde-White (Also 12/2 9AM)
 
  8:30AM  Brain Secrets With Dr. Michael Merzenich (R) (Also 12/15 3:30PM)
 
10:30AM  Rick Steves Special "European Festivals"
 
12:00PM  America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated "Ultimate Italian" (R)
 
12:30PM  Cook's Country "Holiday Roast And Potatoes"
 
  1:00PM  Peter, Paul And Mary At Newport 1963-65
Never-before-seen performances by Peter, Paul and Mary at the Newport Folk Festival are showcased. (Also 12/2 10AM)
 
  2:30PM  Vermont Memories I (R)
A nostalgic look at Vermont in the 1920s and '30s that blends vintage film, photos and reminiscences. (Also 12/3 8PM)
 
  4:00PM  Vermont Memories II "Into the '50s" (R)
The years following World War II represented a coming of age for Vermont, as a quiet rural society took slow steps into the modern era. (Also 12/3 9:30PM)
 
  5:30PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  6:00PM  Father Brown "The Tree Of Truth" (R)
It's December and Father Brown, Mrs McCarthy and Bunty are visited by an old friend as they make mince pies and decorate the presbytery. Sid, has returned for Christmas, bearing gifts from Lady ...
 
  7:00PM  As Time Goes By "Problems, Problems" (R)
More stress is in store as Jean and Lionel continue their negotiations for the mini-series. (R)
 
  7:40PM  Keeping Up Appearances "Driving Ms Fortescue" (R)
Hyacinth is very thrilled when the wealthy Mrs. Fortescue asks them to give her a lift into town.
 
  8:20PM  French Fields "Noel, Noel - Christmas Special" (R)
 
  9:00PM  Happy Valley
Sarah Lancashire stars as Catherine Cawood, a police sergeant in a small town where drunkards, drug addicts and teenage pregnancies are a way of life.
 
10:00PM  The Bletchley Circle "Cracking A Killer's Code: Part 2"
The women come up with a theory and attempt to trap the serial killer, using Lucy as bait.
 
11:00PM  Austin City Limits "Cyndi Lauper" (R)
Pop legend Cyndi Lauper performs classics such as "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and country covers.
 
12:00AM  Bluegrass Underground "Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper"
 
12:30AM  A Chef's Life "Cabbage's Last Stand" (R)
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Prediction By The Numbers" (R)
 
  2:00AM  Nature "Snow Bears" (Also 12/22 4PM, 12/29 8AM)
 
  3:00AM  Koko - The Gorilla Who Talks (R) (Also 12/2 5AM, 12/2 6PM)
 
  4:00AM  The Great British Baking Show "Christmas Masterclass" (R)
 
  5:00AM  Koko - The Gorilla Who Talks (R) (Also 12/2 6PM)
 

Sunday | December 2
 
  6:00AM  Mindfulness Goes Mainstream (R)
 
  7:00AM  Feel Better Fast And Make It Last With Daniel A (Also 12/22 7AM)
 
  9:00AM  Aging Backwards 2 With Miranda Esmonde-White
 
10:00AM  Peter, Paul And Mary At Newport 1963-65
 
11:30AM  Vermont This Week
 
12:00PM  National Park Symphony - The Mighty Five (R) (Also 12/29 1PM)
 
  1:00PM  Carpenters: Close To You & Christmas Memories (
This music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters' career and features the duo's top hits. (Also 12/17 3:30PM, 12/20 8:34PM)
 
  3:00PM  70s Soul Superstars (R)
Patti LaBelle hosts an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B and soul.
 
  5:30PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  6:00PM  Koko - The Gorilla Who Talks (R)
More than 40 years ago, Penny Patterson began teaching sign language to a gorilla named Koko.
 
  7:00PM  Tales From The Royal Wardrobe (R)
The significance of the royal wardrobes of English monarchs over the last 400 years is examined.
 
  8:00PM  Tales From the Royal Bedchamber (R)
Historian Lucy Worsley reveals the importance of the palace's regal bedroom to past monarchs. (Also 12/3 12:30AM)
 
  9:00PM  I Miss Downton Abbey! (R)
Revisit treasured moments from the unforgettable series, including new behind-the-scenes clips.
 
10:30PM  Carpenters: Christmas Memories (My Music Presen (R)
The pop/rock duo perform "The Christmas Song," ""Winter Wonderland," White Christmas" and more. (Also 12/22 3:30PM)
 
11:00PM  Call the Midwife (R)
Consequences occur when a woman doesn't report a rape and a mom conceals her daughter's pregnancy.
 
12:00AM  Nightly Business Report
 
12:30AM  Tales From the Royal Bedchamber (R)
 
  1:30AM  Secrets Of Westminster (R) (Also 12/4 2AM, 12/6 3AM, 12/9 7PM)
 
  2:30AM  Great Performances "Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn - The Broadway Musical" (R) (Also 12/4 3AM)
 
  5:00AM  We'll Meet Again "Rescued From Mount St. Helens" (R)
 

Monday | December 3
 
  7:00PM  The This Old House Hour "Net Zero From The Ground Up | Window Repair" (R)
Old shingles with asbestos are removed and a new foundation is formed in a factory.
 
  8:00PM  Vermont Memories I (R)
A nostalgic look at Vermont in the 1920s and '30s that blends vintage film, photos and reminiscences.
 
  9:30PM  Vermont Memories II "Into the '50s" (R)
The years following World War II represented a coming of age for Vermont, as a quiet rural society took slow steps into the modern era.
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  Nightly Business Report
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Secrets Of Highclere Castle (Also 12/5 3AM, 12/16 7PM)
 
  2:00AM  Secrets Of Westminster (R) (Also 12/6 3AM, 12/9 7PM)
 
  3:00AM  Great Performances "Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn - The Broadway Musical" (R)
 
  5:30AM  Emery Blagdon And His Healing Machine (R) (Also 12/12 5:30AM, 12/14 3:30AM, 12/26 1AM, 12/28 3:30AM)
 

Tuesday | December 4
 
  7:00PM  Pass It On "The Coreys"
The Coreys of Benson, VT are the subject of the premiere program. Keeping alive a family heritage of playing New England dance music, fiddler Freeman Corey Sr. and his sons Freeman Jr. and Melvin ...
 
  7:30PM  Outdoor Journal "Wild Edibles, Duck Banding, Vermont's WMAs" (R)
Foraging for wild edibles, Marianne Eaton looks far beyond berries and fiddleheads. A duck banding operation in Addison County manages waterfowl populations. Lawrence Pyne learns about Vermont's 87 Wildlife Management Areas. (Also 12/8 9AM)
 
  8:00PM  We'll Meet Again "Lost Children Of Vietnam" (R)
Dramatic reunions between people separated after the war in Vietnam are showcased with Ann Curry. (Also 12/5 3:30PM, 12/6 5AM, 12/10 5AM)
 
  9:00PM  Ski Sentinels: The National Ski Patrol (R)
Seventy years in the making this documentary captures the evolution and can do spirit of the National Ski Patrol offering a wonderful perspective on winter sport in North America. (Also 12/5 1AM, 12/5 4:30PM, 12/6 4AM, 12/7 1AM)
 
10:00PM  Frontline "Left Behind America" (R)
Intimate stories of one Rust Belt city's struggle to recover in the post-recession economy. (Also 12/5 2AM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  Nightly Business Report
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Ski Sentinels: The National Ski Patrol (R) (Also 12/5 4:30PM, 12/6 4AM, 12/7 1AM)
 
  2:00AM  Frontline "Left Behind America" (R)
 
  3:00AM  Secrets Of Highclere Castle (Also 12/16 7PM)
 
  4:00AM  Independent Lens "Wilhemina's War" (R) (Also 12/7 2AM, 12/8 3AM)
 
  5:00AM  Antiques Roadshow "Albuquerque, Hour Three" (R)
 

Wednesday | December 5
 
  7:00PM  Born To Explore With Richard Wiese "India: Incredible Land" (R)
Richard Wiese discovers India by rickshaw, samples savory cuisine and learns more about yoga.
 
  7:30PM  Weekends With Yankee "Hidden Gems" (R)
Boston's legendary Fenway Park and a family-run inn on Chebeague Island in Maine are highlighted.
 
  8:00PM  Nature "Nature's Miracle Orphans: Second Chances" (R)
Watch rescue center caregivers help wild baby orphans get back on their feet. In Australia, a teddy bear comforts baby koala Danny, and tiny wallaby Neil receives preemie care. In Costa Rica, baby ... (Also 12/6 3:30PM, 12/7 5AM, 12/9 2AM)
 
  9:00PM  Nova "Bombing Hitler's Supergun" (R)
Engineers and World War II historians investigate Hitler's fearsome bank of "superguns." (Also 12/6 1AM, 12/6 4:30PM, 12/7 4AM, 12/9 1AM)
 
10:00PM  Nazi Mega Weapons "V1: Hitler's Vengeance Missile" (R)
The story of one of the most ambitious projects of the Third Reich: Hitler's Vengeance weapon, the V1. New season! (Also 12/6 2AM, 12/7 3AM, 12/9 3AM, 12/9 6PM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  Nightly Business Report
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Bombing Hitler's Supergun" (R) (Also 12/6 4:30PM, 12/7 4AM, 12/9 1AM)
 
  2:00AM  Nazi Mega Weapons "V1: Hitler's Vengeance Missile" (R) (Also 12/7 3AM, 12/9 3AM, 12/9 6PM)
 
  3:00AM  Secrets Of Westminster (R) (Also 12/9 7PM)
 
  4:00AM  Ski Sentinels: The National Ski Patrol (R) (Also 12/7 1AM)
 
  5:00AM  We'll Meet Again "Lost Children Of Vietnam" (R) (Also 12/10 5AM)
 

Thursday | December 6
 
  7:00PM  The Hanji Box
Drama centering aroung the stormy relationship between a mother and her adopted teenage daughter is complicated by issues of adoption. When an object of great significance to the daughter is broken, the mother travels to New York's Koreatown to see if she can get it fixed. A charismatic Korean artist and an adventure of cultural immersion, and adoption--her own--await her. (Also 12/9 2PM)
 
  8:01PM  British Beat (My Music) (R)
Rare archival performance films are mixed with new live performances of 1960's British Invasion hits. (Also 12/9 3:30PM)
 
10:00PM  Wings Over Grand Canyon (R)
This aerial journey captures an endless variety of stunning imagery of landscapes, lakes and canyons. (Also 12/29 9:30AM, 12/30 3PM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  Nightly Business Report
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Ski Sentinels: The National Ski Patrol (R)
 
  2:00AM  Independent Lens "Wilhemina's War" (R) (Also 12/8 3AM)
 
  3:00AM  Nazi Mega Weapons "V1: Hitler's Vengeance Missile" (R) (Also 12/9 3AM, 12/9 6PM)
 
  4:00AM  Nova "Bombing Hitler's Supergun" (R) (Also 12/9 1AM)
 
  5:00AM  Nature "Nature's Miracle Orphans: Second Chances" (R) (Also 12/9 2AM)
 

Friday | December 7
 
  7:00PM  BBC Newsnight
Weekly round-up of international news includes interviews with opinion-makers and documentary features.
 
  7:30PM  Vermont This Week
Since 1982 Vermont This Week has been our signature public affairs series. Each week moderator Stewart Ledbetter is joined by three of Vermont's most insightful journalists to discuss not only ... (Also 12/9 11:30AM)
 
  8:00PM  Washington Week
WASHINGTON WEEK, PBS' longest-running public affairs series, features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans. Robert Costa ...
 
  8:30PM  Firing Line With Margaret Hoover
Join author, activist and political commentator Margaret Hoover for a public affairs talk show that delivers a civil and engaging contest of ideas among the brightest minds and freshest voices from ... (Also 12/9 11AM)
 
  9:00PM  Christmas at Belmont (R)
Sheryl Crow hosts as 700 student musicians and others perform masterworks and seasonal favorites. (Also 12/8 1AM, 12/8 4AM, 12/10 4AM, 12/23 1PM)
 
10:00PM  Brad Paisley - Landmarks Live in Concert (R)
Country music superstar Brad Paisley returns to his roots in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. (Also 12/8 2AM, 12/9 5AM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Christmas at Belmont (R) (Also 12/8 4AM, 12/10 4AM, 12/23 1PM)
 
  2:00AM  Brad Paisley - Landmarks Live in Concert (R) (Also 12/9 5AM)
 
  3:00AM  Independent Lens "Wilhemina's War" (R)
 
  4:00AM  Christmas at Belmont (R) (Also 12/10 4AM, 12/23 1PM)
 
  5:00AM  The This Old House Hour "A Charleston Family House Is Reborn | Garage Heat" (R) (Also 12/17 7PM)
 

Saturday | December 8
 
  6:00AM  Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique "Stomach Flattening Workout" (R)
 
  6:30AM  Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique "Put A Bounce In Your Step" (R) (Also 12/15 6AM)
 
  7:00AM  Healthy Brain - Happy Life With Dr. Suzuki (Also 12/30 6AM)
 
  9:00AM  Outdoor Journal "Wild Edibles, Duck Banding, Vermont's WMAs" (R)
 
  9:30AM  Motorweek
 
10:00AM  Lidia's Kitchen "Summer Picnic" (R)
 
10:30AM  Simply Ming "IVan Orkin"
 
11:00AM  Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television "New Mexico, Old Mexico"
 
11:30AM  Martha Bakes "Seeded" (R)
 
12:00PM  America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated "Modern Weeknight Meals" (R)
 
12:30PM  Cook's Country "Pub-Style Seafood"
 
  1:00PM  The Woodwright's Shop "Swedish Shrink Box" (R)
Woodworker Peter Follansbee makes Swedish shrink boxes from hollowed wood with inserted bottoms.
 
  1:30PM  This Old House (R)
New apprentices join the team in Rhode Island as the roof goes up and the house gets sheathed.
 
  2:00PM  Ask This Old House (R)
Host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and guest experts make personal HOUSE calls, guiding viewers through ...
 
  2:30PM  Antiques Roadshow "Albuquerque, Hour Two" (R)
Great finds include a 1969 Jasper Johns flag print and a 1939 inscribed "Pinocchio" book.
 
  3:30PM  Celtic Woman: Ancient Land
Stunning new music is performed in a concert at the beautiful Johnstown Castle in Wexford, Ireland. (Also 12/10 3:30PM)
 
  5:30PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  6:00PM  Father Brown "The Jackdaws Revenge" (R)
On the day of her execution, Katherine Corven is unexpectedly exonerated and released, much to Father Brown, Mrs McCarthy and Bunty's dismay. Waiting outside Sonning Prison, Robin and Eddie from the ...
 
  7:00PM  As Time Goes By "A House Full Of Women" (R)
With Sandy and Judy both living in the Pargetter household, Lionel finds himself surrounded by females. (R)
 
  7:30PM  Keeping Up Appearances "The Candlelight Supper" (R)
Hyacinth plans to impress Emmet, head of the local amateur operatic society, with her vocal talents.
 
  8:00PM  French Fields "French With Tears" (R)
 
  8:30PM  Upstart Crow "The Green Eyed Monster" (R)
Things go very awry when Will tries to use a visiting Moorish Prince to impress the nobility.
 
  9:00PM  Happy Valley
Sarah Lancashire stars as Catherine Cawood, a police sergeant in a small town where drunkards, drug addicts and teenage pregnancies are a way of life.
 
10:00PM  The Bletchley Circle "Cracking A Killer's Code: Part 3"
Susan speaks to a man claiming to be the suspect's psychiatrist and gets into a dangerous situation.
 
11:00PM  Austin City Limits "Band Of Horses/Parker Millsap" (R)
Enjoy modern roots rock with Band of Horses. Parker Millsap supports The Very Last Day.
 
12:00AM  Bluegrass Underground "Billy Strings" (R)
 
12:30AM  A Chef's Life "More Than One Way To Skin A Catfish" (R)
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Bombing Hitler's Supergun" (R)
 
  2:00AM  Nature "Nature's Miracle Orphans: Second Chances" (R)
 
  3:00AM  Nazi Mega Weapons "V1: Hitler's Vengeance Missile" (R) (Also 12/9 6PM)
 
  4:00AM  The Great British Baking Show "Christmas Masterclass" (R)
 
  5:00AM  Brad Paisley - Landmarks Live in Concert (R)
 

Sunday | December 9
 
  6:00AM  Body Electric (R)
 
  6:30AM  Body Electric (R)
 
  7:00AM  Sesame Street "Fido The Frog" (R)
 
  7:30AM  Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood "Daniel Is Jealous/Jealousy At The Treehouse" (R)
 
  8:00AM  Pinkalicious & Peterrific "Sidewalk Art/Gnome At Home" (R)
 
  8:30AM  Curious George "George-O-Matic/Curious George, Sheep Herder" (R)
 
  9:00AM  Let's Go Luna! "Hoopin' Hopper/A Chopsticky Situation" (Also 12/28 9AM, 12/28 2:30PM)
 
  9:30AM  Nature Cat "Return To Mighty Mountain/Welcome To The Vernal Po" (R)
 
10:00AM  Ready Jet Go! "Whole Lotta Shakin'/My Fair Jet" (R)
 
10:30AM  Wild Kratts "Animals Who Live To Be 100 Years Old" (R)
 
11:00AM  Firing Line With Margaret Hoover
 
11:30AM  Vermont This Week
 
12:00PM  Downton Abbey Season 5 On Masterpiece "Episode Four"
 
  1:00PM  Monks Of Vina (R)
What started out as a story of winemaking in the documentary THE MONKS OF VINA ended up being a look into the lives of the men who have dedicated themselves to a monastic life. With the challenging ...
 
  2:00PM  The Hanji Box
Drama centering aroung the stormy relationship between a mother and her adopted teenage daughter is complicated by issues of adoption. When an object of great significance to the daughter is broken, the mother travels to New York's Koreatown to see if she can get it fixed. A charismatic Korean artist and an adventure of cultural immersion, and adoption--her own--await her.
 
  3:00PM  Rick Steves' Europe: Remote, Sacred, Wild (R)
Rick Steves celebrate the wonder of the great outdoors and religious sites in Europe and beyond.
 
  3:30PM  British Beat (My Music) (R)
Rare archival performance films are mixed with new live performances of 1960's British Invasion hits.
 
  5:30PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  6:00PM  Nazi Mega Weapons "V1: Hitler's Vengeance Missile" (R)
The story of one of the most ambitious projects of the Third Reich: Hitler's Vengeance weapon, the V1. New season!
 
  7:00PM  Secrets Of Westminster (R)
A world of intrigue and traditions is explored behind the gothic walls of the Houses of Parliament.
 
  8:00PM  Secrets Of Scotland Yard (R)
A look London's police force sheds light on what it takes to become a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. (Also 12/10 12:30AM, 12/11 5AM)
 
  9:00PM  Murder on the Home Front (R)
Pathologist Lennox Collins investigates the murders of young women in London during World War II. (Also 12/10 1:30AM, 12/11 2:30AM)
 
10:30PM  Christmas On The Danube (R)
Visit cities along the Danube river and explore stunning European landscape, history and culture. (Also 12/17 12:30AM)
 
11:00PM  Call the Midwife (R)
Patsy struggles to help a transient woman who is determined to avoid the maternity home.
 
12:00AM  Nightly Business Report
 
12:30AM  Secrets Of Scotland Yard (R) (Also 12/11 5AM)
 
  1:30AM  Murder on the Home Front (R) (Also 12/11 2:30AM)
 
  3:00AM  Secrets Of Underground London (R) (Also 12/11 4AM)
 
  4:00AM  Christmas at Belmont (R) (Also 12/23 1PM)
 
  5:00AM  We'll Meet Again "Lost Children Of Vietnam" (R)
 

Monday | December 10
 
  7:00PM  The This Old House Hour "Hvac Of The Future | Stone Walkway" (R)
Jeff shows Kevin how he's framing the net zero house and Mark installs a stone walkway.
 
  8:00PM  Antiques Roadshow "Junk in the Trunk 4, Pt. 1"
Appraisals include a 1950 Pablo Picasso linocut and a pair of Italian carved door panels from 1550. (Also 12/11 3:30PM, 12/15 2:30PM)
 
  9:00PM  Thrills and Spills in the North Country (R)
A look at the history of winter sport in the Northeast, including winter sports champions and ghosts of forgotten resorts. (Also 12/12 4:30PM)
 
10:00PM  Sacred (Also 12/12 4AM, 12/14 2AM)
 
11:30PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  European Christmas Markets (R) (Also 12/24 12:30AM)
 
  1:30AM  Antiques Roadshow "Junk In The Trunk 4, Part 2" (R) (Also 12/11 4:30PM)
 
  2:30AM  Murder on the Home Front (R)
 
  4:00AM  Secrets Of Underground London (R)
 
  5:00AM  Secrets Of Scotland Yard (R)
 

Tuesday | December 11
 
  7:00PM  Pass It On "The Beaudoins"
Another family keeping its musical heritage alive, the Beaudoins of the Burlington area are the subject of this program. The large family of French-Canadian descent draws on many generations of ...
 
  7:30PM  Outdoor Journal "Invasive Plants, Trout Survey, Fly Fishing Museum"
Marianne Eaton visits Hildene Estate to look at efforts to control invasive plant species. A trout survey on Maidstone Lake is providing vital information about native lake trout. Lawrence Pyne visits the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, Vt. (Also 12/15 9AM)
 
  8:00PM  Tree Of Life: A Concert For Unity And Peace (Also 12/12 3:30PM, 12/13 5AM, 12/17 5AM)
 
  9:00PM  Letters From Baghdad
Gertrude Bell was an archaeologist and diplomat who helped shape the Middle East after World War I. (Also 12/12 1:30AM, 12/13 3AM)
 
10:30PM  Frontline "Trafficked In America" (R)
The inside story of Guatemalan teens forced to work against their will in Ohio is presented. (Also 12/12 3AM)
 
11:30PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Ken Karlewicz: Working On The Railroad (Also 12/31 12:30AM)
 
  1:30AM  Letters From Baghdad (Also 12/13 3AM)
 
  3:00AM  Frontline "Trafficked In America" (R)
 
  4:00AM  Sacred (Also 12/14 2AM)
 
  5:30AM  Emery Blagdon And His Healing Machine (R) (Also 12/14 3:30AM, 12/26 1AM, 12/28 3:30AM)
 

Wednesday | December 12
 
  7:00PM  Born To Explore With Richard Wiese "Morocco: Secret Village" (R)
Richard Wiese explores the mysteries of Morocco and takes part in a traditional wedding ceremony.
 
  7:30PM  Weekends With Yankee "Labors Of Love" (R)
A hike in New Hampshire's White Mountains is featured and Vermont cheese gougeres are prepared.
 
  8:00PM  Nature "Nature's Miracle Orphans: Wild Lessons" (R)
Two-toed baby sloth learn to be independent and a young kangaroo is taught to socialize. (Also 12/13 3:30PM, 12/14 4AM, 12/16 2AM)
 
  9:00PM  Nova "Ultimate Cruise Ship" (R)
Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven Seas Explorer is no ordinary boat. Join pioneering shipbuilders as they endeavor to build the ultimate cruise ship. (Also 12/13 1AM, 12/13 4:30PM, 12/14 5AM, 12/16 1AM)
 
10:00PM  Impossible Builds "The Floating House" (R)
A team in Dubai attempts to construct a floating house combining the best of land and marine design. (Also 12/13 2AM, 12/14 1AM, 12/15 4AM, 12/16 3AM, 12/16 6PM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  Nightly Business Report
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Ultimate Cruise Ship" (R) (Also 12/13 4:30PM, 12/14 5AM, 12/16 1AM)
 
  2:00AM  Impossible Builds "The Floating House" (R) (Also 12/14 1AM, 12/15 4AM, 12/16 3AM, 12/16 6PM)
 
  3:00AM  Letters From Baghdad
 
  4:30AM  Ribbon Of Sand (Also 12/17 4:30AM, 12/27 4:30AM, 12/31 5:30AM)
 
  5:00AM  Tree Of Life: A Concert For Unity And Peace (Also 12/17 5AM)
 

Thursday | December 13
 
  7:00PM  My Mother's Early Lovers
A young Vermont woman explores her mother's past and uncovers a secret at the heart of her family's history. Based on an autobiographical memoir by Sybil Smith, the film suggests that the truth-no matter how painful-provides a path to redemption. (Also 12/16 2PM)
 
  9:00PM  Paul Simon's Concert In The Park
Legendary artist Paul Simon performs a retrospective mix of favorites in Central Park in 1991. (Also 12/29 3:30PM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  Nightly Business Report
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Impossible Builds "The Floating House" (R) (Also 12/15 4AM, 12/16 3AM, 12/16 6PM)
 
  2:00AM  Sacred
 
  3:30AM  Emery Blagdon And His Healing Machine (R) (Also 12/26 1AM, 12/28 3:30AM)
 
  4:00AM  Nature "Nature's Miracle Orphans: Wild Lessons" (R) (Also 12/16 2AM)
 
  5:00AM  Nova "Ultimate Cruise Ship" (R) (Also 12/16 1AM)
 

Friday | December 14
 
  7:00PM  BBC Newsnight
Weekly round-up of international news includes interviews with opinion-makers and documentary features.
 
  7:30PM  Vermont This Week
Since 1982 Vermont This Week has been our signature public affairs series. Each week moderator Stewart Ledbetter is joined by three of Vermont's most insightful journalists to discuss not only ... (Also 12/16 11:30AM)
 
  8:00PM  Washington Week
WASHINGTON WEEK, PBS' longest-running public affairs series, features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans. Robert Costa ...
 
  8:30PM  Firing Line With Margaret Hoover
Join author, activist and political commentator Margaret Hoover for a public affairs talk show that delivers a civil and engaging contest of ideas among the brightest minds and freshest voices from ... (Also 12/15 1AM, 12/16 11AM)
 
  9:00PM  K.d. Lang - Landmarks Live In Concert: A Great
Singer-songwriter k.d. Lang celebrates the 25th anniversary of the album Ingenue in San Antonio. (Also 12/15 1:30AM, 12/17 3AM)
 
10:30PM  Great Performances "Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!" (R)
The legendary singer and the pop diva perform swinging selections from their latest collaboration. (Also 12/15 3AM, 12/16 5AM)
 
11:30PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Firing Line With Margaret Hoover (Also 12/16 11AM)
 
  1:30AM  K.d. Lang - Landmarks Live In Concert: A Great (Also 12/17 3AM)
 
  3:00AM  Great Performances "Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!" (R) (Also 12/16 5AM)
 
  4:00AM  Impossible Builds "The Floating House" (R) (Also 12/16 3AM, 12/16 6PM)
 
  5:00AM  The This Old House Hour "Ramp Up The R Value | Crown Molding" (R) (Also 12/24 7PM)
 

Saturday | December 15
 
  6:00AM  Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique "Put A Bounce In Your Step" (R)
 
  6:30AM  Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique "Fingers And Hands" (R) (Also 12/22 6AM)
 
  7:00AM  3 Steps to Incredible Health! with Joel Fuhrman, MD (R)
 
  9:00AM  Outdoor Journal "Invasive Plants, Trout Survey, Fly Fishing Museum"
 
  9:30AM  Motorweek
 
10:00AM  Lidia's Kitchen "Crowd Pleasers"
 
10:30AM  Simply Ming "Billy Dec"
 
11:00AM  Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television "Taipei Cooking Lesson" (R)
 
11:30AM  Martha Bakes "Yeasted Breakfast Favorites" (R)
 
12:00PM  America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated "Vegan For Everyone" (R)
 
12:30PM  Cook's Country "Pork And Pierogi" (R)
 
  1:00PM  The Woodwright's Shop "Saw Like A Butterfly" (R)
Muhammad Ali inspires the best lessons in woodworking - Saw Like a Butterfly, Plane Like a Bee!
 
  1:30PM  This Old House (R)
America's favorite home improvement series, the Emmy Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE, with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape ...
 
  2:00PM  Ask This Old House (R)
Host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and guest experts make personal HOUSE calls, guiding viewers through ...
 
  2:30PM  Antiques Roadshow "Junk in the Trunk 4, Pt. 1"
Appraisals include a 1950 Pablo Picasso linocut and a pair of Italian carved door panels from 1550.
 
  3:30PM  Brain Secrets With Dr. Michael Merzenich (R)
Join host Maria Shriver to discover how to improve and maintain cognitive fitness and deal with aging. Dr. Merzenich, a neuroscience pioneer, reveals new information about the brain and shows us how ...
 
  5:30PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  6:00PM  Father Brown "The Kembleford Dragon" (R)
Julia Webb boasts about her award winning hanging baskets to Mrs McCarthy as Ben Webb shows the station inspector, Deepak around the train station. Pandora, the new cleaner at St Mary's, gets off the ...
 
  7:00PM  As Time Goes By "Rewrites" (R)
The American producers have requested some spicier re-writes to Lionel's script. (R)
 
  7:30PM  Keeping Up Appearances "Golfing With The Major" (R)
Hyacinth wants to spend a weekend at a golfing hotel so she can keep up with the Major and his wife.
 
  8:00PM  French Fields "The Merry, Merry Pipes" (R)
 
  8:30PM  Upstart Crow "I Know Thee Not, Old Man" (R)
Will's former school teacher invites himself to stay and Will confronts the demons of his childhood.
 
  9:00PM  Happy Valley
Sarah Lancashire stars as Catherine Cawood, a police sergeant in a small town where drunkards, drug addicts and teenage pregnancies are a way of life.
 
10:00PM  The Bletchley Circle "Blood On Their Hands: Part 1"
When a former code-breaker is accused of murder, Jean persuades her friends to investigate.
 
11:00PM  Austin City Limits "Khalid/Mac Demarco"
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music and beyond. Musical styles range from contemporary and traditional pop to rock, country, ...
 
12:00AM  Bluegrass Underground "Aaron Lee Tasjan" (R)
 
12:30AM  A Chef's Life "All Sunchoked Up" (R)
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Ultimate Cruise Ship" (R)
 
  2:00AM  Nature "Nature's Miracle Orphans: Wild Lessons" (R)
 
  3:00AM  Impossible Builds "The Floating House" (R) (Also 12/16 6PM)
 
  4:00AM  The Great British Baking Show "Masterclass 1"
 
  5:00AM  Great Performances "Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!" (R)
 

Sunday | December 16
 
  6:00AM  Body Electric (R)
 
  6:30AM  Body Electric (R)
 
  7:00AM  Sesame Street "Crafty Friends"
 
  7:30AM  Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood "Daniel's Winter Adventure/Neighborhood Nutcracker" (R) (Also 12/21 10AM, 12/23 7:30AM)
 
  8:00AM  Pinkalicious & Peterrific "Invisible Band/Best Pink Present" (R)
 
  8:30AM  Curious George "Auctioneer George/Sock Monkey Opera" (R)
 
  9:00AM  Let's Go Luna!: Luna's Christmas Around The Wor (Also 12/20 9AM, 12/24 9AM, 12/25 9AM)
 
10:00AM  Ready Jet Go! "Not A Sound/Mindy In Space" (R)
 
10:30AM  Wild Kratts "The Dhole Duplicator" (R)
 
11:00AM  Firing Line With Margaret Hoover
 
11:30AM  Vermont This Week
 
12:00PM  Downton Abbey Season 5 On Masterpiece "Episode Five"
 
  1:00PM  Happy Holidays With The Boston Pops (R)
Celebrate the New England holiday season with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus. (Also 12/18 4:30PM, 12/23 7PM)
 
  2:00PM  My Mother's Early Lovers
A young Vermont woman explores her mother's past and uncovers a secret at the heart of her family's history. Based on an autobiographical memoir by Sybil Smith, the film suggests that the truth-no matter how painful-provides a path to redemption.
 
  4:00PM  Neil Diamond: Hot August Night IIi (R)
Neil Diamond's triumphant return to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in August 2012 is chronicled.
 
  5:30PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  6:00PM  Impossible Builds "The Floating House" (R)
A team in Dubai attempts to construct a floating house combining the best of land and marine design.
 
  7:00PM  Secrets Of Highclere Castle
The behind the scenes story of the one of the England's most spectacular country houses is shared.
 
  8:00PM  Little Women On Masterpiece "Part One"
With their father away at war sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March come to terms with their new life. (Also 12/18 5AM, 12/21 3:30PM)
 
  9:00PM  Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece "A Soldier's Daughter / The Green-Eyed Monster" (R)
New mother Victoria is impatient to return to ruling. Albert's friendship with Ada Lovelace grows. (Also 12/17 1AM, 12/18 3AM)
 
11:00PM  Call the Midwife (R)
Nonnatus House tries to cope with a tragedy and there's joy all around at a wedding reception.
 
12:00AM  Nightly Business Report
 
12:30AM  Christmas On The Danube (R)
 
  1:00AM  Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece "A Soldier's Daughter / The Green-Eyed Monster" (R) (Also 12/18 3AM)
 
  3:00AM  K.d. Lang - Landmarks Live In Concert: A Great
 
  4:30AM  Ribbon Of Sand (Also 12/27 4:30AM, 12/31 5:30AM)
 
  5:00AM  Tree Of Life: A Concert For Unity And Peace
 

Monday | December 17
 
  7:00PM  The This Old House Hour "A Charleston Family House Is Reborn | Garage Heat" (R)
New apprentices join the team in Rhode Island as the roof goes up. Richard installs a garage heater.
 
  8:00PM  Antiques Roadshow "Junk In The Trunk 8"
Experience all-new and previously unaired Season 22 appraisals, including a purple sapphire ring. (Also 12/18 3:30PM, 12/19 5AM, 12/22 2:30PM)
 
  9:00PM  Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Feat
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and more showcase seasonal music, dance, storytelling and pageantry. (Also 12/18 1AM, 12/19 3AM, 12/20 4AM, 12/21 1AM, 12/22 3AM, 12/24 9PM, 12/25 4:30PM, 12/25 10:30PM, 12/26 3AM)
 
10:00PM  Independent Lens "Man On Fire"
An elderly white Texas minister set himself on fire to protest the virulent racism of his community. (Also 12/18 2AM, 12/19 4AM, 12/22 4AM, 12/23 3AM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  Nightly Business Report
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Feat (Also 12/19 3AM, 12/20 4AM, 12/21 1AM, 12/22 3AM, 12/24 9PM, 12/25 4:30PM, 12/25 10:30PM, 12/26 3AM)
 
  2:00AM  Independent Lens "Man On Fire" (Also 12/19 4AM, 12/22 4AM, 12/23 3AM)
 
  3:00AM  Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece "A Soldier's Daughter / The Green-Eyed Monster" (R)
 
  5:00AM  Little Women On Masterpiece "Part One" (Also 12/21 3:30PM)
 

Tuesday | December 18
 
  7:00PM  Pass It On "Storytelling"
This program highlights the tradition of telling stories, reciting poems and spinning tall tales. Among the storytellers are Keith Wallace of Waterbury, Cora Bardwell of Dover and Claire Bouffard ...
 
  7:30PM  Outdoor Journal "Ice Fishing, Moose Populations, All-Terrain Skiing" (R)
Lawrence Pyne spends a day ice fishing in northern Vermont. Biologists use infrared technology to help manage the state's moose population. In Waitsfield, Marianne Eaton gets a lesson in all-terrain skiing and essential winter survival skills. (Also 12/22 9AM)
 
  8:00PM  We'll Meet Again "Great Alaskan Earthquake"
Two Alaskans try to track down childhood friends who survived the state's massive 1964 earthquake. (Also 12/19 3:30PM, 12/20 5AM, 12/24 5AM)
 
  9:00PM  Lidia Celebrates America "A Heartland Holiday Feast"
Chef Lidia Bastianich travels to the heartland of America and immerses herself in diverse cultures. (Also 12/19 1AM, 12/20 3AM, 12/21 2AM)
 
10:00PM  Frontline "The Gang Crackdown" (R)
Killings linked to the MS-13 gang and the crackdown that swept up immigrant teens are investigated. (Also 12/19 2AM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  Nightly Business Report
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Lidia Celebrates America "A Heartland Holiday Feast" (Also 12/20 3AM, 12/21 2AM)
 
  2:00AM  Frontline "The Gang Crackdown" (R)
 
  3:00AM  Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Feat (Also 12/20 4AM, 12/21 1AM, 12/22 3AM, 12/24 9PM, 12/25 4:30PM, 12/25 10:30PM, 12/26 3AM)
 
  4:00AM  Independent Lens "Man On Fire" (Also 12/22 4AM, 12/23 3AM)
 
  5:00AM  Antiques Roadshow "Junk In The Trunk 8" (Also 12/22 2:30PM)
 

Wednesday | December 19
 
  7:00PM  Born To Explore With Richard Wiese "Uganda: Mountain Gorillas" (R)
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda is one of the world's last refuges for mountain gorillas.
 
  7:30PM  Weekends With Yankee "By The Shore" (R)
Spend an idyllic summer day on the shores of Cape Cod and stop in at the Chatham Bars Inn.
 
  8:00PM  Nature "Mystery Monkeys Of Shangri-La" (R)
This is the true story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world. Only recently discovered, snub-nosed monkeys are hauntingly beautiful primates, gentler ... (Also 12/20 3:30PM, 12/21 4AM, 12/23 2AM)
 
  9:00PM  Nova "Ghosts Of Stonehenge" (R)
Who built Stonehenge and why? Discover how the last decade of groundbreaking archaeological digs has revealed major new clues to Britain's enigmatic 5,000-year-old site and the people who constructed ... (Also 12/20 1AM, 12/20 4:30PM, 12/21 5AM, 12/23 1AM)
 
10:00PM  Legends Of American Skiing (R)
From the gold camps of the high Sierras in the mid 1800's through the hell bent racing day of the 30's this show takes viewers on a thrilling rundown the slopes of history. rare, authentic footage and exclusive interviews with some of the men and women who made downhill history combine in this one hour documentary to chronicle the birth and development of one of America's greatest sports. (Also 12/20 2AM, 12/21 3AM, 12/23 5AM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  Nightly Business Report
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Ghosts Of Stonehenge" (R) (Also 12/20 4:30PM, 12/21 5AM, 12/23 1AM)
 
  2:00AM  Legends Of American Skiing (R) (Also 12/21 3AM, 12/23 5AM)
 
  3:00AM  Lidia Celebrates America "A Heartland Holiday Feast" (Also 12/21 2AM)
 
  4:00AM  Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Feat (Also 12/21 1AM, 12/22 3AM, 12/24 9PM, 12/25 4:30PM, 12/25 10:30PM, 12/26 3AM)
 
  5:00AM  We'll Meet Again "Great Alaskan Earthquake" (Also 12/24 5AM)
 

Thursday | December 20
 
  7:00PM  Nothing Like Dreaming
A Vermont teenager, grieving over the death of her best friend, seeks refuge with an outsider artist who is deemed dangerous because of his mental health history. (Also 12/23 2PM)
 
  8:34PM  Carpenters: Close To You & Christmas Memories (
This music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters' career and features the duo's top hits.
 
10:33PM  Rick Steves' Festive Europe (R)
Rick ventures into the Parisian streets on Bastille Day and takes in the royal pageantry in London.
 
11:02PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  Nightly Business Report
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Feat (Also 12/22 3AM, 12/24 9PM, 12/25 4:30PM, 12/25 10:30PM, 12/26 3AM)
 
  2:00AM  Lidia Celebrates America "A Heartland Holiday Feast"
 
  3:00AM  Legends Of American Skiing (R) (Also 12/23 5AM)
 
  4:00AM  Nature "Mystery Monkeys Of Shangri-La" (R) (Also 12/23 2AM)
 
  5:00AM  Nova "Ghosts Of Stonehenge" (R) (Also 12/23 1AM)
 

Friday | December 21
 
  7:00PM  BBC Newsnight
Weekly round-up of international news includes interviews with opinion-makers and documentary features.
 
  7:30PM  Vermont This Week
Since 1982 Vermont This Week has been our signature public affairs series. Each week moderator Stewart Ledbetter is joined by three of Vermont's most insightful journalists to discuss not only ... (Also 12/23 11:30AM)
 
  8:00PM  Washington Week
WASHINGTON WEEK, PBS' longest-running public affairs series, features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans. Robert Costa ...
 
  8:30PM  Firing Line With Margaret Hoover
Join author, activist and political commentator Margaret Hoover for a public affairs talk show that delivers a civil and engaging contest of ideas among the brightest minds and freshest voices from ... (Also 12/23 11AM)
 
  9:00PM  Craft In America "California"
Explore craft practices definitively Californian, including Native Americans continuing traditions. (Also 12/22 1AM, 12/24 3AM)
 
10:00PM  Craft In America "Visionaries"
Meet artists, curators and collectors who envision limitless possibilities of craft. (Also 12/22 2AM, 12/24 4AM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  BBC World News
 
12:30AM  Asia Insight
 
  1:00AM  Craft In America "California" (Also 12/24 3AM)
 
  2:00AM  Craft In America "Visionaries" (Also 12/24 4AM)
 
  3:00AM  Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Feat (Also 12/24 9PM, 12/25 4:30PM, 12/25 10:30PM, 12/26 3AM)
 
  4:00AM  Independent Lens "Man On Fire" (Also 12/23 3AM)
 
  5:00AM  The This Old House Hour "Net Zero Blanket | Storage Bench" (R) (Also 12/31 7PM)
 

Saturday | December 22
 
  6:00AM  Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique "Fingers And Hands" (R)
 
  6:30AM  Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique (R)
 
  7:00AM  Feel Better Fast And Make It Last With Daniel A
 
  9:00AM  Outdoor Journal "Ice Fishing, Moose Populations, All-Terrain Skiing" (R)
 
  9:30AM  Motorweek
 
10:00AM  Lidia's Kitchen "A Cheesy Craving"
 
10:30AM  Simply Ming "Akhtar Nawab"
 
11:00AM  Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television "South African Bbq"
 
11:30AM  Martha Bakes "Better (For You) Bake Sale" (R)
 
12:00PM  America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated "Just Add Apples" (R)
 
12:30PM  Cook's Country "Spicy And Sour For Supper" (R)
 
  1:00PM  The Woodwright's Shop "Firewood Carrier" (R)
Chair-maker Elia Bizzarri shows Roy how to make a split oak firewood carrier.
 
  1:30PM  This Old House (R)
America's favorite home improvement series, the Emmy Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE, with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape ...
 
  2:00PM  Ask This Old House (R)
Host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and guest experts make personal HOUSE calls, guiding viewers through ...
 
  2:30PM  Antiques Roadshow "Junk In The Trunk 8"
Experience all-new and previously unaired Season 22 appraisals, including a purple sapphire ring.
 
  3:30PM  Carpenters: Christmas Memories (My Music Presen (R)
The pop/rock duo perform "The Christmas Song," ""Winter Wonderland," White Christmas" and more.
 
  4:00PM  Nature "Snow Bears"
Travel to the Arctic to follow the life-changing journey of two newborn polar bear cubs. (Also 12/29 8AM)
 
  5:30PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  6:00PM  Father Brown "The Angel Of Mercy" (R)
At Powderham House residential home, Mrs McCarthy visits a friend, Freda, who appears to be at the end of her tether with her painful illness. Death hanging over Kembleford, the gang attends the ...
 
  7:00PM  As Time Goes By "Getting Rid Of Gwen" (R)
Jean devises a plan to get rid of Lionel's chattering secretary, Gwen, without hurting her feelings. (R)
 
  7:30PM  Keeping Up Appearances "Problems With Relatives" (R)
Hyacinth is fearful that her family will cast a pall on the polished image she tries to maintain.
 
  8:00PM  French Fields "Make For The Hills" (R)
 
  8:30PM  Upstart Crow "Christmas 2017 - A Christmas Crow"
Will asks Marlowe, Kate and the horrible Robert Greene to spend Christmas with him in Stratford.
 
  9:30PM  Happy Valley
Sarah Lancashire stars as Catherine Cawood, a police sergeant in a small town where drunkards, drug addicts and teenage pregnancies are a way of life.
 
10:30PM  The Bletchley Circle "Blood On Their Hands: Part 2"
Time is running out as the women try to prove the innocence of a code-breaker accused of murder.
 
11:30PM  Austin City Limits "Tom Waits"
Iconic singer- songwriter Tom Waits performs in this classic episode from 1979.
 
12:30AM  A Chef's Life "Heavenly Hocks" (R)
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Ghosts Of Stonehenge" (R)
 
  2:00AM  Nature "Mystery Monkeys Of Shangri-La" (R)
 
  3:00AM  Independent Lens "Man On Fire"
 
  4:00AM  The Great British Baking Show "Masterclass 2"
 
  5:00AM  Legends Of American Skiing (R)
 

Sunday | December 23
 
  6:00AM  Body Electric (R)
 
  6:30AM  Body Electric (R)
 
  7:00AM  Sesame Street "A Very Sesame Street Thanksgiving" (R)
 
  7:30AM  Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood "Daniel's Winter Adventure/Neighborhood Nutcracker" (R)
 
  8:00AM  Pinkalicious & Peterrific "Pinkalicious/Glitterizer" (R)
 
  8:30AM  Curious George "DJ George/Curious George Paints The Desert" (R)
 
  9:00AM  Let's Go Luna! "Speaking Wigglewalker/London Frog"
 
  9:30AM  Nature Cat (R)
 
10:00AM  Ready Jet Go! "Holidays In Boxwood Terrace" (R)
 
10:30AM  Wild Kratts "Journey To The Subnivean Zone" (R)
 
11:00AM  Firing Line With Margaret Hoover
 
11:30AM  Vermont This Week
 
12:00PM  Downton Abbey Season 5 On Masterpiece "Episode Six"
 
  1:00PM  Christmas at Belmont (R)
Sheryl Crow hosts as 700 student musicians and others perform masterworks and seasonal favorites.
 
  2:00PM  Nothing Like Dreaming
A Vermont teenager, grieving over the death of her best friend, seeks refuge with an outsider artist who is deemed dangerous because of his mental health history.
 
  3:34PM  Rick Steves' Tasty Europe (R)
The travel expert shows how food is a prime ingredient in what defines cultures all across Europe.
 
  4:03PM  Perry Como Classics - Till The End Of Time (My (R)
A collection of Perry Como's biggest hits from long-lost and restored episodes of his TV program.
 
  5:33PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  6:00PM  Crane Candlelight Concert "Let Us All Be Merry"
The Crane Chorus and the Crane Symphony Orchestra showcase a very special holiday concert.
 
  7:00PM  Happy Holidays With The Boston Pops (R)
Celebrate the New England holiday season with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
 
  8:00PM  Little Women On Masterpiece "Part Two"
Circumstances change for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy as the family faces their most difficult challenge. (Also 12/25 5AM, 12/28 3:30PM)
 
  9:00PM  Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece "Warp And Weft/The Sins Of The Father" (R)
Discontent is growing in the country. Unexpected grief forces Victoria to put childish things away. (Also 12/24 1AM, 12/25 3AM)
 
11:00PM  Call the Midwife Holiday Special (R)
Valerie helps a young couple with a traumatic birth and Sister Julienne tries to reunite a family.
 
12:30AM  European Christmas Markets (R)
 
  1:00AM  Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece "Warp And Weft/The Sins Of The Father" (R) (Also 12/25 3AM)
 
  3:00AM  Craft In America "California"
 
  4:00AM  Craft In America "Visionaries"
 
  5:00AM  We'll Meet Again "Great Alaskan Earthquake"
 

Monday | December 24
 
  7:00PM  The This Old House Hour "Ramp Up The R Value | Crown Molding" (R)
Tom installs crown molding and Mauro teaches an apprentice how to strip wallpaper.
 
  8:00PM  Antiques Roadshow "Greatest Gifts" (R)
Items that guests received as presents include a Louis Comfort Tiffany necklace and a Fender bass. (Also 12/25 1AM, 12/25 3:30PM, 12/26 5AM)
 
  9:00PM  Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Feat
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and more showcase seasonal music, dance, storytelling and pageantry. (Also 12/25 4:30PM, 12/25 10:30PM, 12/26 3AM)
 
10:00PM  Independent Lens "A Ballerina's Tale" (R)
Explore the rise of groundbreaking dancer Misty Copeland during a crucial period in her life. (Also 12/25 2AM, 12/26 4AM, 12/29 4AM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  Nightly Business Report
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Antiques Roadshow "Greatest Gifts" (R) (Also 12/25 3:30PM, 12/26 5AM)
 
  2:00AM  Independent Lens "A Ballerina's Tale" (R) (Also 12/26 4AM, 12/29 4AM)
 
  3:00AM  Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece "Warp And Weft/The Sins Of The Father" (R)
 
  5:00AM  Little Women On Masterpiece "Part Two" (Also 12/28 3:30PM)
 

Tuesday | December 25
 
  7:00PM  Pass It On "Helen Hartness Flanders"
In the 1930s, Helen Hartness Flanders began a remarkable collection of Vermont music that has grown ever since. Now at Middlebury College, the Flanders collection is under the care of curator ...
 
  7:30PM  Outdoor Journal "Trophy Trout, Nesting Terns, Groton State Forest" (R)
Lawrence Pyne heads to Waterbury, Vt., to fish for trophy trout on the Winooski River. Four Lake Champlain islands are important nesting areas for common terns. A look at Groton State Forest's becoming an Outdoor Family program.
 
  8:00PM  We'll Meet Again "Korean War Brothers In Arms"
Join Ann Curry as two Korean War veterans search for their brothers in arms. (Also 12/26 3:30PM, 12/27 5AM)
 
  9:00PM  Call the Midwife Holiday Special
A new nun and four Chinese orphans arrive unexpectedly at Nonnatus House causing both joy and chaos. (Also 12/26 1:30AM, 12/27 3AM, 12/28 2AM)
 
10:30PM  Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Feat
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and more showcase seasonal music, dance, storytelling and pageantry. (Also 12/26 3AM)
 
11:30PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Emery Blagdon And His Healing Machine (R) (Also 12/28 3:30AM)
 
  1:30AM  Call the Midwife Holiday Special (Also 12/27 3AM, 12/28 2AM)
 
  3:00AM  Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Feat
 
  4:00AM  Independent Lens "A Ballerina's Tale" (R) (Also 12/29 4AM)
 
  5:00AM  Antiques Roadshow "Greatest Gifts" (R)
 

Wednesday | December 26
 
  7:00PM  Born To Explore With Richard Wiese "South Africa: Turtles And Tsongas" (R)
Richard Wiese visits South Africa's Rocktail Bay to search for a 300-pound loggerhead turtle.
 
  7:30PM  Weekends With Yankee "Past And Present" (R)
Explore how New England's past continues to shape its present. Apple cider doughnut muffins are made.
 
  8:00PM  Nature "H Is For Hawk: A New Chapter" (R)
Helen Macdonald's best-selling book H Is for Hawk told the saga of a grieving daughter who found healing in training a goshawk. Now she digs deeper into the world of these raptors by following a ... (Also 12/27 3:30PM, 12/28 4AM, 12/30 2AM)
 
  9:00PM  Nova "Apollo's Daring Mission"
Hear Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of how the first mission to the moon, Apollo 8, pioneered groundbreaking technologies that would pave the way to land a man on the moon and ... (Also 12/27 1AM, 12/27 4:30PM, 12/28 5AM, 12/30 1AM)
 
10:00PM  Tesla: American Experience (R)
Meet Nikola Tesla, the genius engineer and tireless inventor whose technology revolutionized the electrical age of the 20th century. Although eclipsed in fame by Edison and Marconi, it was Tesla's ... (Also 12/27 2AM, 12/28 1AM, 12/30 3AM, 12/30 6PM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  Nightly Business Report
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Apollo's Daring Mission" (Also 12/27 4:30PM, 12/28 5AM, 12/30 1AM)
 
  2:00AM  Tesla: American Experience (R) (Also 12/28 1AM, 12/30 3AM, 12/30 6PM)
 
  3:00AM  Call the Midwife Holiday Special (Also 12/28 2AM)
 
  4:30AM  Ribbon Of Sand (Also 12/31 5:30AM)
 
  5:00AM  We'll Meet Again "Korean War Brothers In Arms"
 

Thursday | December 27
 
  7:00PM  The Guys Next Door
Erik and Sandro, like many married couples, hope to become parents. Their friend Rachel decides she can help by becoming a surrogate for them. (Also 12/30 2PM)
 
  8:00PM  Sarah Brightman: Hymn (R)
The world's best-selling soprano performs beloved favorites from her career and enchanting new songs (Also 12/30 4PM)
 
  9:30PM  Donny Osmond: One Night Only! (R) (Also 12/29 2PM)
 
11:00PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:00AM  Nightly Business Report
 
12:30AM  NHK Newsline
 
  1:00AM  Tesla: American Experience (R) (Also 12/30 3AM, 12/30 6PM)
 
  2:00AM  Call the Midwife Holiday Special
 
  3:30AM  Emery Blagdon And His Healing Machine (R)
 
  4:00AM  Nature "H Is For Hawk: A New Chapter" (R) (Also 12/30 2AM)
 
  5:00AM  Nova "Apollo's Daring Mission" (Also 12/30 1AM)
 

Friday | December 28
 
  7:00PM  BBC Newsnight
Weekly round-up of international news includes interviews with opinion-makers and documentary features.
 
  7:30PM  Vermont This Week
Since 1982 Vermont This Week has been our signature public affairs series. Each week moderator Stewart Ledbetter is joined by three of Vermont's most insightful journalists to discuss not only ... (Also 12/30 11:30AM)
 
  8:00PM  Washington Week
WASHINGTON WEEK, PBS' longest-running public affairs series, features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans. Robert Costa ... (Also 12/30 5AM)
 
  8:30PM  Firing Line With Margaret Hoover
Join author, activist and political commentator Margaret Hoover for a public affairs talk show that delivers a civil and engaging contest of ideas among the brightest minds and freshest voices from ... (Also 12/29 1AM, 12/30 5:30AM, 12/30 11AM)
 
  9:00PM  Great Performances "Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration At Tangle"
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and guests celebrate Leonard Bernstein in this concert at Tanglewood. (Also 12/29 1:30AM, 12/31 3AM)
 
11:30PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...
 
12:30AM  Asia Insight
 
  1:00AM  Firing Line With Margaret Hoover (Also 12/30 5:30AM, 12/30 11AM)
 
  1:30AM  Great Performances "Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration At Tangle" (Also 12/31 3AM)
 
  4:00AM  Independent Lens "A Ballerina's Tale" (R)
 
  5:00AM  The This Old House Hour "Modern Barn Raising | Tropical Yard" (R)
 

Saturday | December 29
 
  6:00AM  Retire Safe & Secure With Ed Slott (R) (Also 12/31 3:30PM)
 
  8:00AM  Nature "Snow Bears" (R)
 
  9:30AM  Wings Over Grand Canyon (R) (Also 12/30 3PM)
 
10:30AM  On The Psychiatrist's Couch With Daniel Amen, MD (R)
 
12:00PM  America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated "Soup For Dinner" (R)
 
12:30PM  Cook's Country "Smoky Barbecue Favorites" (R)
 
  1:00PM  National Park Symphony - The Mighty Five (R)
Celebrate the majesty of Utah's five national parks set to glorious music from the Utah Symphony.
 
  2:00PM  Donny Osmond: One Night Only! (R)
 
  3:30PM  Paul Simon's Concert In The Park
Legendary artist Paul Simon performs a retrospective mix of favorites in Central Park in 1991.
 
  5:30PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  6:00PM  Father Brown "The Face Of The Enemy" (R)
In Northern Rhodesia Lady Felicia lies in bed with Benedict Lewis. His return to England imminent, Lady Felicia finally decides to join Benedict and tell Monty that she's leaving him. Along with Sid ...
 
  7:00PM  As Time Goes By "The Affair" (R)
Jean's sister-in-law, Penny, is convinced that her husband is having an affair with his dental hygienist. (R)
 
  7:30PM  Keeping Up Appearances "Onslow's Birthday" (R)
Hyacinth is not very pleased about Onslow's birthday celebrations.
 
  8:00PM  French Fields "Surprise, Surprise" (R)
 
  8:30PM  Upstart Crow "I Did Adore A Twinkling Star" (R)
Will must write a romance set in an exotic foreign location. Meanwhile Kate has fallen for Marlowe.
 
  9:00PM  Happy Valley
Sarah Lancashire stars as Catherine Cawood, a police sergeant in a small town where drunkards, drug addicts and teenage pregnancies are a way of life.
 
10:01PM  The Bletchley Circle "Uncustomed Goods: Part 1"
The women investigate when Millie, who has been selling black market goods, is abducted.
 
11:00PM  Austin City Limits "Iggy Pop" (R)
A thrilling hour with rock legend Iggy Pop features classic songs and newer tunes.
 
12:00AM  Bluegrass Underground "Sweet Lizzy Project" (R)
 
12:30AM  A Chef's Life "Mayo - The Mother Sauce" (R)
 
  1:00AM  Nova "Apollo's Daring Mission"
 
  2:00AM  Nature "H Is For Hawk: A New Chapter" (R)
 
  3:00AM  Tesla: American Experience (R) (Also 12/30 6PM)
 
  4:00AM  The Great British Baking Show "Masterclass 3"
 
  5:00AM  Washington Week
 
  5:30AM  Firing Line With Margaret Hoover (Also 12/30 11AM)
 

Sunday | December 30
 
  6:00AM  Healthy Brain - Happy Life With Dr. Suzuki (R)
 
  8:00AM  The Forever Wisdom of Dr. Wayne Dyer (R)
 
11:00AM  Firing Line With Margaret Hoover
 
11:30AM  Vermont This Week
 
12:00PM  Great Performances "Michael Buble: Tour Stop 148" (R)
 
  1:30PM  Rick Steves' Delicious Europe (R)
Rick Steves savors classic European cuisine in Galicia, Rome and Greece and sips wine in Burgundy.
 
  2:00PM  The Guys Next Door
Erik and Sandro, like many married couples, hope to become parents. Their friend Rachel decides she can help by becoming a surrogate for them.
 
  3:00PM  Wings Over Grand Canyon (R)
This aerial journey captures an endless variety of stunning imagery of landscapes, lakes and canyons.
 
  4:00PM  Sarah Brightman: Hymn (R)
The world's best-selling soprano performs beloved favorites from her career and enchanting new songs
 
  5:30PM  PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting ...
 
  6:00PM  Tesla: American Experience
Meet Nikola Tesla, the genius engineer and tireless inventor whose technology revolutionized the electrical age of the 20th century. Although eclipsed in fame by Edison and Marconi, it was Tesla's ...
 
  7:00PM  Passion for Snow (R)
Vermont filmmaker Rick Moulton explores a century of U.S. skiing and snow sports, with a focus on the innovative contributions of New Hampshire's Dartmouth College.
 
  8:00PM  Little Women On Masterpiece "Part Three"
As circumstances change for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, the family must come together to face a challenge.
 
  9:00PM  Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece "Entente Cordiale" (R)
Victoria decides to try her hand at foreign relations and takes the royal court to France. (Also 12/31 1AM)
 
10:00PM  Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece "Faith, Hope & Charity" (R)
News of the famine in Ireland reaches the queen. Victoria meets opposition from her prime minister. (Also 12/31 2AM)
 
11:00PM  Call the Midwife "New season!" (R)
The team reunites, but all is not well when a change of management shocks Nonnatus House.
 
12:00AM  Nightly Business Report
 
12:30AM  Ken Karlewicz: Working On The Railroad
 
  1:00AM  Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece "Entente Cordiale" (R)
 
  2:00AM  Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece "Faith, Hope & Charity" (R)
 
  3:00AM  Great Performances "Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration At Tangle"
 
  5:30AM  Ribbon Of Sand
 

Monday | December 31
 
  7:00PM  The This Old House Hour "Net Zero Blanket | Storage Bench" (R)
Tom and Kevin build a storage bench and Richard replaces a cartridge in an old shower valve.
 
  8:00PM  Antiques Roadshow "Junk In The Trunk 5, Part 1" (R)
NASA signed photos and a Chinese jadeite peach-form bowl from around 1900 are appraised.
 
  9:00PM  Live From Lincoln Center "New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve With Renee Fl"
The New York Philharmonic and Renee Fleming celebrate the intersection of classical music and dance.
 
10:30PM  ACL Hall of Fame New Year's Eve
Ray Charles, Marcia Bell and Los Lobos are celebrated. Norah Jones and Robert Randolph perform.
 
11:30PM  Amanpour And Company
Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and ...