KCET In December

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KCET Desert Cities

December 2006 program listings


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COMING UP IN JANUARY, DON’T MISS...

The Leading Gen
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Animal Attractions TV
A new weekly half-hour program from the producers of At the Chef’s Table, Animal Attractions TV has something for everyone–pet owners, prospective owners and those who just love domestic animals.

Lindy Boggs: Steel and Velvet
A tale of courage and will, Lindy Boggs: Steel and Velvet chronicles
the life and work of Lindy Boggs, the wife of former House Majority Leader Hale Boggs, who took over her husband’s seat in Congress after he died in a 1972 plane crash in Alaska and went on to become a leader in her own right.


TIME
MONDAY TO FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
6:00 AM
BBC World News
Sit and Be Fit
BBC World This Week
6:30
Classical Stretch
Classical Stretch
Classical Stretch
7:00
Wai Lana Yoga (Mon, Wed, Fri)
Power Yoga (Tue, Thu)
Power Yoga
Power Yoga
7:30
P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home
P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home
For Her Information
8:00
Smart Gardening
Smart Gardening
For Your Home
8:30
Linda MacPhee’s Workshop (Mon, Fri)
Kaye’s Quilting Friends (Tue, Thu)
American Homeshop (Wed)
Cultivating Life
Katie Brown Workshop
9:00
Burt Wolf
Garden Smart
One Stroke Painting
9:30
Jacques Pepin
Chefs A’Field
 Creative Life
10:00
Nick Stellino’s Family Kitchen
Rick Steves’ Europe
Building Green
Router Workshop (12/24, 31)
10:30
Barbecue University
Smart Travels
Tracks Ahead
11:00
Classical Stretch
Smart Travels
Wild Chronicles
11:30
Wai Lana Yoga (Mon, Wed, Fri)
Power Yoga (Tue, Thu)
Rick Steves’ Europe Classics
Great Cars
12:00 PM
Piano Guy
Rick Steves’ Europe
Motorweek
12:30
Scrapbook Memories
P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home
Roadtrip Nation
1:00
PRIMETIME DAYTIME SPECIALS (SEE BELOW)
P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home
Rick Steves’ Europe
1:30
 
Smart Gardening
The Desert Speaks
2:00
 
Moneytrack
Best of the Midwest (12/3, 10)
Gathering of Heroes (12/17)
They Called Me Kathy (12/24)
Viewers’ Choice (12/31)
2:30
 
Tracks Ahead
Second Opinion
3:00
The NewsHour
Tommy Tang’s Let’s Get Cooking
European Journal
3:30
 
Fairway Gourmet
Adventure Golf (12/30)
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
4:00
Nightly Business Report
Think Tank
BBC World This Week
4:30
BBC World News
John McLaughlin’s One on One
Eye on Washington
5:00
Tavis Smiley
Farmers’ Almanac TV
American Consumer
5:30
Charlie Rose
Eyes of Nye
Moneytrack
6:00
 
PC World’s Digital Duo
Consuelo Mack Wealthtrack
6:30
Huell Howser
Building Green
Great Drives
7:00-11:00
PRIMETIME EVENING SPECIALS (SEE BELOW)
PRIMETIME WEEKEND SPECIALS (SEE BELOW)
 
 
11:00 PM- 6:00 AM
Classic Arts Showcase
Classic Arts Showcase
Classic Arts Showcase

 
Key for Designer:
 
Brown = Primetime Daytime Specials (M-F, 1 to 3 PM)
Blue = Primetime Evening Specials (M-F, 7 to 11 PM)
Red = Photo accompanies program with a note under which primetime schedule falls under it.
 
Friday, December 1
 
1:00 PM           Two Thousand Acres of Sky
 
2:00                 Erma Bombeck: Legacy of Laughter
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 American Experience “Remember the Alamo”
 
8:00                 American Experience “Tupperware!”
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Europe with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe Classics
 
10:00               To You Sweetheart, Aloha
 
Saturday, December 2
 
7:00 PM           Frontline “A Jew Among Germans”
 
8:00                 Austin City Limits “Ray Davies”
 
9:00                 Soundstage “KT Tunstall”
 
10:00               Roadtrip Nation
 
10:30               The Desert Speaks
 
Sunday, December 3
 
7:00 PM           Mental Engineering
 
7:30                 Wild Chronicles
 
8:00                 Two Thousand Acres of Sky
 
9:00                 Independent Lens “Two Square Miles”
 
10:00               Right to Risk: A 15-Day Journey Through Arizona’s Grand Canyon
 
Monday, December 4
 
1:00 PM           American Experience “Remember the Alamo”
 
2:00                 Summer Hill
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 Independent Lens “Two Square Miles”
 
8:00                 Right to Risk: A 15-Day Journey Through Arizona’s Grand Canyon
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Europe with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe Classics
 
10:00               The Desert Speaks
 
10:30               Great Museums
 
Tuesday, December 5
 
1:00 PM           Independent Lens “Two Square Miles”
 
2:00                 On Detour with Manny Farber
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 Keeping Score “Copland”
 
8:00                 Raleigh Ringers – In Concert
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Europe with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe Classics
 
10:00               The Desert Speaks
 
10:30               Great Museums
 
Wednesday, December 6
 
1:00 PM           Keeping Score “Copland and the American Sound”
 
2:00                 House with a History
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 The 49th Star: Creating Alaska
 
8:00                 Jamestown: Founding of America
 
8:30                 Seasoned with Spirit
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Europe with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe Classics
 
10:00               The Desert Speaks
 
10:30               Great Museums
 
Thursday, December 7
 
1:00 PM           The 49th Star: Creating Alaska
 
2:00                 Jamestown: Founding of America
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 Two Thousand Acres of Sky
 
8:00                 Through the Eyes of the Sculptor
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Europe with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe Classics
 
10:00               The Desert Speaks
 
10:30               Great Museums
 
Friday, December 8
 
1:00 PM           Two Thousand Acres of Sky
 
2:00                 Seasoned with Spirit
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 American Experience “Victory in the Pacific”
 
[IMAGE: AE – Victory.jpg]
[CREDIT: © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis]
[CAPTION: American Experience “Victory in the Pacific” Japanese pilots embarked on one-way missions in a desperate attempt to damage the U.S. fleet supporting the invasion of Okinawa.]
[PRIMETIME SCHEDULE: Primetime Evening Special]
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Europe with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe Classics
 
10:00               The 49th Star: Creating Alaska
 
Saturday, December 9
 
7:00 PM           The Water’s Edge: Profits and Policy Behind the Rising Catastrophe of Floods
 
8:00                 Austin City Limits “The New Orleans Social Club”
 
9:00                 Soundstage “Train”
 
10:00               Roadtrip Nation
 
10:30               The Desert Speaks
 
Sunday, December 10
 
7:00 PM           Mental Engineering
 
7:30                 Wild Chronicles
 
8:00                 Two Thousand Acres of Sky
 
9:00                 Chanukah Celebration
 
10:00               Josef and Anni Albers: Art is Everywhere
 
Monday, December 11
 
1:00 PM           American Experience “Victory in the Pacific”
 
7:00                 Chanukah Celebration
 
8:00                 Josef and Anni Albers: Art is Everywhere
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Europe with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe Classics
 
10:00               The Desert Speaks
 
10:30               Great Museums
 
Tuesday, December 12
 
1:00 PM           Chanukah Celebration
 
2:00                 Chanukah Stories
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 Where Words Prevail
 
8:00                 Through the Eyes of the Sculptor
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Europe with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe Classics
 
10:00               The Desert Speaks
 
10:30               Great Museums
 
Wednesday, December 13
 
1:00 PM           Josef and Anni Albers: Art is Everywhere
 
2:00                 House with a History
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 Journey of Sacagawea
 
8:00                 Chanukah Stories
 
8:30                 Seasoned with Spirit
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Europe with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe Classics
 
10:00               The Desert Speaks
 
10:30               Great Museums
 
Thursday, December 14
 
1:00 PM           The Water’s Edge: Profits and Policy Behind the Rising Catastrophe of Floods
 
2:00                 Tracks Across the Sky
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 Two Thousand Acres of Sky
 
8:00                 Once Upon a Sleigh Ride
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Europe with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe
 
10:00               The Desert Speaks
 
10:30               Great Museums
 
Friday, December 15
 
1:00 PM           Two Thousand Acres of Sky
 
2:00                 Seasoned with Spirit
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 American Experience “John and Abigail Adams”
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Europe with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe
 
10:00               Where Words Prevail
 
Saturday, December 16
 
7:00 PM           Frontline “Is Wal-Mart Good for America?”
 
[IMAGE: Frontline – Wal-Mart.jpg]
[CREDIT: Associated Press]
[CAPTION: Frontline “Is Wal-Mart Good for America?” Frontline investigates whether or not the retail giant’s reliance on China for the production of its goods has resulted in lost jobs here in America.]
[PRIMETIME SCHEDULE: Evening Primetime Special]
 
8:00                 Austin City Limits “Juanes”
 
9:00                 Soundstage “Michael McDonald with Special Guests”
 
10:00               Roadtrip Nation
 
10:30               The Desert Speaks
 
Sunday, December 17
 
7:00 PM           Mental Engineering
 
7:30                 Wild Chronicles
 
8:00                 Two Thousand Acres of Sky
 
9:00                 Independent Lens “A Sad Flower in the Sand”
 
10:00               Frontline “Is Wal-Mart Good for America?”
 
Monday, December 18
 
1:00 PM           American Experience “John and Abigail Adams”
 
7:00                 Independent Lens “A Sad Flower in the Sand”
 
8:00                 Holiday Party with the Pops
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Europe with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe
 
10:00               The Desert Speaks
 
10:30               Great Museums
 
Tuesday, December 19
 
1:00 PM           Independent Lens “A Sad Flower in the Sand”
 
2:00                 Four Hands, One Heart: Ed and Mary Scheier
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 Holiday Party with the Pops
 
8:00                 Once Upon a Sleigh Ride
 
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Europe with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe
 
10:00               The Desert Speaks
 
10:30               Great Museums
 
Wednesday, December 20
 
1:00 PM           Holiday Party with the Pops
 
2:00                 House with a History
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 Indian Country Diaries “A Seat at the Drum”
 
8:30                 Seasoned with Spirit
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Europe with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe
 
10:00               The Desert Speaks
 
10:30               Great Museums
 
Thursday, December 21
 
1:00 PM           Indian Country Diaries “A Seat at the Drum”
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 Two Thousand Acres of Sky
 
8:00                 Mr. Christmas
 
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Europe with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe
 
10:00               The Desert Speaks
 
10:30               Great Museums
 
Friday, December 22
 
1:00 PM           Two Thousand Acres of Sky
 
2:00                 Seasoned with Spirit
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 Ballet Internationale: The Nutcracker
 
8:30                 Mr. Christmas
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe
 
10:00               A Christmas Tradition with Tommy Makem
 
[IMAGE: Christmas Tradition.jpg]
[CREDIT: Courtesy of WMHT]
[CAPTION: A Christmas Tradition with Tommy Makem Renowned folk singer Tommy Makem welcomes viewers for a concert of Christmas music with an Irish accent that includes folk trio Schooner Fare and Irish American singer and songwriter Cathie Ryan.]
[PRIMETIME SCHEDULE: Primetime Evening Special]
 
Saturday, December 23
 
7:00 PM           Frontline “The Persuaders”
 
8:30                 Austin City Limits “Alejandro Escovedo”
 
9:30                 Soundstage “John Mayer with Special Guest Buddy Guy” Part 1 of 2
 
10:30               The Desert Speaks
 
Sunday, December 24
 
7:00 PM           Mental Engineering
 
7:30                 Wild Chronicles
 
8:00                 Two Thousand Acres of Sky
 
9:00                 Ballet Internationale: The Nutcracker
 
10:30               Encore! With James Conlon “Technique or Spirit?”
 
Monday, December 25
 
1:00 PM           O Come, All Ye Faithful: Concordia College Christmas Concert
 
2:00                 Holiday Party with the Pops
 
7:00                 Ballet Internationale: The Nutcracker
 
8:30                 Mr. Christmas
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe
 
10:00               The Desert Speaks
 
10:30               Great Museums
 
Tuesday, December 26
 
1:00 PM           Mr. Christmas
 
2:00                 When Life Was Young
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 Independent Lens “Revolucion: Five Visions”
 
8:00                 As Time Goes By
 
8:30                 Keeping Up Appearances
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Europe with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe
 
10:00               The Desert Speaks
 
10:30               Great Museums
 
Wednesday, December 27
 
1:00 PM           Independent Lens “Revolucion: Five Visions”
 
2:00                 House with a History
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 Indian Country Diaries “Spiral of Fire”
 
8:30                 Seasoned with Spirit
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe
 
10:00               The Desert Speaks
 
10:30               Great Museums
 
Thursday, December 28
 
1:00 PM           Indian Country Diaries “Spiral of Fire”
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 Two Thousand Acres of Sky
 
8:00                 As Time Goes By
 
8:30                 Keeping Up Appearances
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe
 
10:00               The Desert Speaks
 
10:30               Great Museums
 
Friday, December 29
 
1:00 PM           Two Thousand Acres of Sky
 
2:00                 Seasoned with Spirit
 
2:30                 Huell Howser
 
7:00                 Great Performances “Beverly Sills: Made in America”
 
8:30                 Beautiful Iceland
 
9:00                 Smart Travels — Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa
 
9:30                 Rick Steves’ Europe
 
10:00               In the Life “The Changing Face of AIDS”
 
Saturday, December 30
 
7:00 PM           Frontline “Diet Wars”
 
8:00                 Austin City Limits “Sufjan Stevens/Calexico”
 
[IMAGE: ACL – Sufan.jpg]
[CREDIT: Scott Newton]
[CAPTION: Austin City Limits “Sufjan Stevens/Calexico” Critical darling and indie-rock sensation Sufjan Stevens brings his orchestral folk/pop to the stage in support of his latest album The Avalanche.]
[PRIMETIME SCHEDULE: Primetime Evening Special]
 
9:00                 Soundstage “John Mayer with Special Guest Buddy Guy” Part 2 of 2
 
10:00               Roadtrip Nation
 
10:30               The Desert Speaks
 
Sunday, December 31
 
7:00 PM           Mental Engineering
 
7:30                 Wild Chronicles
 
8:00                 Two Thousand Acres of Sky
 
9:00                 Independent Lens “Short Stack 2006”
 
10:00               Frontline “Diet Wars”
 
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The Leading Gen
 
Geared for the 40-plus-year-old crowd, The Leading Gen encourages people to continue to lead active, productive lives by providing helpful information on activities, educational opportunities, dietary and fitness programs and more!
 
Animal Attractions TV
 
A new weekly half-hour program from the producers of At the Chef’s Table, Animal Attractions TV has something for everyone — pet owners, prospective owners and those who just love domestic animals.
 
Lindy Boggs: Steel and Velvet
 
A tale of courage and will, Lindy Boggs: Steel and Velvet chronicles the life and work of Lindy Boggs, the wife of former House Majority Leader Hale Boggs, who took over her husband’s seat in Congress after he died in a 1972 plane crash in Alaska and went on to become a leader in her own right.
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