Printable Monthly Program Listing (Primetime)

Channel 12.1 - CPT12 as of Dec 17, 2014 through Jan 17, 2015

Air DateProgramEpisodeDescription
Dec 17
7:00 PM
Road to Fame; The The Road to Fame tells a unique story of coming-of-age with Chinese characteristics. The film chronicles the staging of the American musical Fame -- China's first official collaboration with Broadway -- by the senior class of the country's top drama academy. During the eight-month process, five students compete for roles, struggle with pressure from family and authority, and prepare to graduate into a cut-throat and corrupt entertainment industry. Part of the Single-Child Generation, they were spoiled growing up, and are now obliged to carry on the failed dreams of their parents. They must confront complex social realities and their own anxieties, and, in the process of staging Fame, negotiate their own definitions of and paths to success in today's China. This film is directed by Hao Wu. 
Dec 17
8:00 PM
Smokin' Fish Cory Mann is a quirky Tlingit businessman hustling to make a dollar in Juneau, Alaska. He gets hungry for smoked salmon, nostalgic for his childhood, and decides to spend a summer smoking fish at his family's traditional fish camp. The unusual story of his life and the untold history of his people interweave with the process of preparing traditional food as he struggles to pay his bills, keep the IRS off his back and keep his business afloat. By turns tragic, bizarre or just plain ridiculous, SMOKIN' FISH tells the story of one man's attempts to navigate the messy collision between the modern world and an ancient culture. 
Dec 17
9:00 PM
Champion Trees Escaping the ravages of nature and man, the champion trees are the largest of their species in any state. With lives spanning hundreds of years, these silent sentinels have watched history unfold around them. "Champion Trees" is a one-hour AETN original documentary that explores these natural wonders and how they influence and inspire the people around them. Featured in the documentary are champion trees such as the American Holly, Sweet Tupelo, Baldcypress and Dawn Redwood. Also featured is artist Linda Palmer who has spent years photographing and drawing these trees, artfully preserving them for future generations. 
Dec 17
10:00 PM
Charlie Rose  Journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions. From studios in New York city and locations around the world, Rose talks to people in every field who have a "great story to tell."  
Dec 17
10:57 PM
Head On Impact on 2016 SUSAN: Impacts of the mid-term Republican sweep are unpredictable, largely dependent of the behavior of both parties. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi need to go away, along with Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan's budget. 2016 depends on whether the Congress is obsessed with themselves or serving the American people.KRISTA: Controlling two chambers means Republicans can actually pass legislation and send it to the president. If the president vetoes reforms to Obamacare, tax law, and entitlement programs, they will become winning issues in the next election. Compromise no longer means Republicans must capitulate, it means the president must hear them out. SUSAN: Both sides have a lot to prove to the American public, starting with the 3-C's: Civility, Compromise, Competence. 2016 is a presidential year - bigger turnout and more activism. And unless R's nominate a moderate, the White House and the Senate will return to Democratic control.KRISTA: It isn't about compromise or competence. We've given Washington so much power over our lives and so much money to pass around to special interests that election cycles have become unending, expensive, high stakes contests for control. Return power to states, cities, and the people themselves and civil elections will follow. 
Dec 18
7:00 PM
Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas Celebrate the holidays with timeless favorites performed with a Celtic twist in this new chapter of musical enchantment from the enormously popular all-female ensemble. A visual and aural feast, this moving and festive celebration was filmed at Dublin's Helix Theatre. 
Dec 18
8:30 PM
Celtic Woman: Emerald Celebrate the rich musical heritage of the Emerald Isles with Celtic Woman as they offer enchanting re-imagined versions of fan favorites from their treasure chest of Celtic songs. This family-friendly, one-of-a-kind interactive concert showcases the group's sparkling pure voices, bewitching choreography and fairytale charms along with a group of world-class musicians, an Aontas Choir, bagpipers and championship Irish dancers. 
Dec 18
10:30 PM
Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas Celebrate the holidays with timeless favorites performed with a Celtic twist in this new chapter of musical enchantment from the enormously popular all-female ensemble. A visual and aural feast, this moving and festive celebration was filmed at Dublin's Helix Theatre. 
Dec 19
7:00 PM
In Focus with Eden Lane  Colorado has a vibrant arts community that ranges from theater, dance and music, to visual arts, writers, and so much more. While many know when large events come to town, you may not know about the wonderful things being created right here! IN FOCUS WITH EDEN LANE will work to keep you informed, so you can keep it all, in focus.  
Dec 19
7:30 PM
Arts in Context Light Arts In Context connects artists with arts enthusiasts to explore creative communities and conversations associated with Austin. By spotlighting visual arts, dance, music and culture, we hope to pique curiosity and inspire people to learn more about a subject, visit an exhibition, attend a performance or create and share something beautiful of their own. 
Dec 19
8:00 PM
Colorado Inside Out  As CPT12's flagship public affairs program, this series presents a thought-provoking and in-depth weekly analysis of Colorado current affairs by a panel of highly-informed journalists, activists and professional pundits.  
Dec 19
8:30 PM
Devil's Advocate with Jon Caldara  Devil's Advocate with Jon Caldara is a current events show not to be missed. Each week it features lively - and sometimes heated - debates between elected officials, journalists, activists, concerned citizens, subject-matter experts, and hard-pressing host Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute. Jon is not afraid to express his "free-market" views, and his guests are not afraid to take on those opinions. It all makes for an informative, lively public affairs program.  
Dec 19
9:00 PM
Moyers & Company  Bill Moyers returned to television in January 2012 with Moyers & Company, a weekly series of smart talk and new ideas aimed at helping viewers make sense of our tumultuous times through the insight of America's strongest thinkers. Airing on public television and radio stations across the country, the series continues Moyers' long-running conversation with the American public by offering a forum to poets, writers, artists, journalists, scientists, philosophers, and leading scholars. It also features Moyers' hallmark essays on democracy.  
Dec 19
9:30 PM
Well Read Ian Rankin / "Standing in Another Man's Grave" Ian Rankin's latest crime thriller finds former detective John Rebus investigating the disappearance of three women from the same road over a 10-year period. 
Dec 19
10:00 PM
Charlie Rose  Journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions. From studios in New York city and locations around the world, Rose talks to people in every field who have a "great story to tell."  
Dec 19
10:57 PM
Head On Impact on 2016 SUSAN: Impacts of the mid-term Republican sweep are unpredictable, largely dependent of the behavior of both parties. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi need to go away, along with Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan's budget. 2016 depends on whether the Congress is obsessed with themselves or serving the American people.KRISTA: Controlling two chambers means Republicans can actually pass legislation and send it to the president. If the president vetoes reforms to Obamacare, tax law, and entitlement programs, they will become winning issues in the next election. Compromise no longer means Republicans must capitulate, it means the president must hear them out. SUSAN: Both sides have a lot to prove to the American public, starting with the 3-C's: Civility, Compromise, Competence. 2016 is a presidential year - bigger turnout and more activism. And unless R's nominate a moderate, the White House and the Senate will return to Democratic control.KRISTA: It isn't about compromise or competence. We've given Washington so much power over our lives and so much money to pass around to special interests that election cycles have become unending, expensive, high stakes contests for control. Return power to states, cities, and the people themselves and civil elections will follow. 
Dec 20
7:00 PM
Austin City Limits Americana Music Festival Enjoy selected performances from performers at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville, including Dr. John, Duane Eddy, Richard Thompson and more. 
Dec 20
8:00 PM
Live from the Artists Den The National The soaring, majestic Drill Hall in New York's historic Park Avenue Armory provided an awe-inspiring setting for the National's taping for "Live from the Artists Den." The massive space, designed to resemble a classic European train station, hosted a special performance by the Brooklyn-based band, augmented by horns and a string sections. The blistering set featured the debut of numerous songs from the Brooklyn-based band's new album, "Trouble Will Find Me," along with electrifying versions of such favorites as "Fake Empire," "Bloodbuzz Ohio," and "Terrible Love."Song List1. Bloodbuzz Ohio2. Don't Swallow The Cap3. Afraid Of Everyone4. Squalor Victoria5. Fireproof6. This Is The Last Time7. I Need My Girl8. Sea Of Love9. England11. Graceless11. Fake Empire12. Terrible LoveRecorded May 7, 2013, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY. 
Dec 20
9:00 PM
Sounds on 29th Adam Lopez & His Rhythm Review with Christie Buchele   
Dec 20
9:30 PM
OpenAir Live & Local Episode 9: Alisha OPENAIR LIVE & LOCAL, a show featuring local bands that have recorded in the Colorado Public Radio Performance Studio, is back this week with performances by Zach Heckendorf, Covenhoven, Two Tone Wolf Pack, Wire Faces and Paper Bird. OpenAir's Alisha Sweeney will host the show, offering expert insight about the musicians and their influence on Colorado's thriving local music community. 
Dec 20
10:00 PM
Now Playing Mike Marchant, Part 2 This locally-produced live music & interview series showcases independent music artists in Colorado. Each episode includes a mix of live performances and artist interviews.  
Dec 20
10:30 PM
Bluegrass Underground Shovels & Rope The duo that stole the show at last year's Americana Music Awards, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent won Emerging Artist honors, as well as Song of the Year for "Birmingham." Featuring gut-sung lyrics hammered out on drums and one guitar like a two-stroke motor, the husband-and-wife duo mixes rowdy folk-rock with roots-basted ballads, sparking the buzz of the growing wave that is the Americana roots phenomenon. 
Dec 21
7:00 PM
NOVA Emperor's Ghost Army In central China, a vast underground mausoleum conceals a life-size terracotta army of cavalry, infantry, horses, chariots, weapons, administrators, acrobats, and musicians, all built to serve China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, in the afterlife. Lost and forgotten for over 2,200 years, this clay army, 8,000-strong, stands poised to help the First Emperor rule again beyond the grave. Now, a new archaeological campaign is probing the thousands of figures entombed in the mausoleum. With exclusive access to pioneering research, EMPEROR'S GHOST ARMY reveals how the Emperor directed the manufacture of the tens of thousands of bronze weapons carried by the clay soldiers including lethal crossbows engineered with astonishing precision. NOVA tests the power of these weapons with high-action experiments and reports on revolutionary 3D computer modeling techniques that are revealing new insights into how the clay figures were made. The program reveals the secrets of one of archaeology's greatest discoveries and brings to life the startlingly sophisticated world of Qin's legendary empire. 
Dec 21
8:00 PM
POV The Genius of Marian "The Genius of Marian" is a visually rich, emotionally complex story about one family's struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer's disease. After Pam White is diagnosed at age 61 with early-onset Alzheimer's, life begins to change, slowly but irrevocably, for Pam and everyone around her. Her husband grapples with his role as it evolves from primary partner to primary caregiver. Pam's adult children find ways to show their love and support while mourning the gradual loss of their mother. Her eldest son, Banker, records their conversations, allowing Pam to share memories of childhood and of her mother, the renowned painter Marian Williams Steele, who had Alzheimer's herself and died in 2001. By Banker White and Anna Fitch. Official Selection of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. 
Dec 21
9:30 PM
Broadway in the Hood: Open Doors and Dreams Using only the money in their pockets, facing ever decreasing funds, and working on a timeline of just three months, Broadway in the Hood co-founders Torrey Russel and Preston Coghill struggle to turn a group of inexperienced local performers into a finely-tuned professional theater company. Driven by their unyielding passion for their mission - to bring high-quality musical theater for free to communities who might not otherwise have access - Torrey and Preston guide their cast through the tears and triumphs of a grueling rehearsal process. And at the end of this journey Broadway in the Hood's "Dreamgirls" will have changed the lives and brought audiences ecstatically to their feel. 
Dec 21
10:30 PM
Globe Trekker Delhi & Rajasthan, India During her exploration of India, Holly visits the state of kings in Vrindavan, tours the majestic forts in the pink city of Jaipur, soaks in the relaxed atmosphere of Jodhpur and feasts on Rajasthani cuisine at the colorful Bundi Utsav Festival. 
Dec 22
7:00 PM
Xmas Without China Pride and mischief inspire Chinese immigrant Tom Xia to challenge his American neighbors to survive the Christmas season without any Chinese products. The Jones family eagerly accepts this consumer mission-impossible and is drawn into an intercultural exchange with the Xia family. As the Joneses strive to adapt without their Chinese-made appliances and Christmas lights, Tom hopes that they'll begin to appreciate his birthplace. When Tim Jones challenges Tom about his pride in communist China, Tom, struggling to explain China and go beyond the stereotypes, realizes he's on a journey of self-discovery, torn between his competing loyalties to the U.S. and China. XMAS WITHOUT CHINA is a playful yet poignant exploration of America's increasing interdependence with China in a time when, as President Obama says, "the relationship between the United States and China will shape the 21st century." 
Dec 22
8:00 PM
Neal Cassady - The Denver Years NEAL CASSADY: THE DENVER YEARS is a documentary based on the autobiographical accounts of Neal Cassady, his troubled youth in Denver and the crucial role that it played in the germination of American beat culture. Neal Cassady was a charismatic, larger then life character. His charm, manic energy, sexual swagger, and free flowing verbosity made him the authentic 'hero' of the beat generation.

The film is directed and produced by Heather Dalton and produced by Joshua Hassel in association with CPT12, the presenting station.

What shaped the most infamous 20th century muse? A love affair between Denver, a culture in transition, and some of the most influential writers of our time. He was introduced to the world as Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac’s classic, On The Road and for controversial literary figures Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Tom Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson, Cassady was more then a friend – he was their muse and inspiration.

Just by being himself, Neal Cassady created a foundation for the beat generation and set the wheels in motion for the counter culture revolution that would open up the floodgates for decades of free thinkers to follow.
 
The film features interviews with prominent and historical figures including Carolyn Cassady, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, David Amram, John Allen Cassady, Jami Cassady Ratto, Cathy Cassady Sylvia, Jerry Cimino, Tom Noel, Ed White and Al Hinkle.  
Dec 22
9:30 PM
On Story Breaking Bad: A Conversation with Vince Gilligan Austin Film Festival's ON STORY is a half-hour series that gives a behind the scenes look at the creative process of the country's most beloved movies and TV shows. The show is a mash-up of footage of screenwriter and filmmakers discussing their craft and films. Each episode is thematically paired with one or two short films, with an introduction from the film's writer or director.LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan says: "On Story" is film school in a box, a lifetime's worth of filmmaking knowledge squeezed into half-hour packages." 
Dec 22
10:00 PM
Charlie Rose  Journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions. From studios in New York city and locations around the world, Rose talks to people in every field who have a "great story to tell."  
Dec 22
10:57 PM
Head On  SUSAN: Impacts of the mid-term Republican sweep are unpredictable, largely dependent of the behavior of both parties. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi need to go away, along with Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan's budget. 2016 depends on whether the Congress is obsessed with themselves or serving the American people.KRISTA: Controlling two chambers means Republicans can actually pass legislation and send it to the president. If the president vetoes reforms to Obamacare, tax law, and entitlement programs, they will become winning issues in the next election. Compromise no longer means Republicans must capitulate, it means the president must hear them out. SUSAN: Both sides have a lot to prove to the American public, starting with the 3-C's: Civility, Compromise, Competence. 2016 is a presidential year - bigger turnout and more activism. And unless R's nominate a moderate, the White House and the Senate will return to Democratic control.KRISTA: It isn't about compromise or competence. We've given Washington so much power over our lives and so much money to pass around to special interests that election cycles have become unending, expensive, high stakes contests for control. Return power to states, cities, and the people themselves and civil elections will follow. 
Dec 23
7:00 PM
Mind of a Chef; The Curry How did curry become so popular in England? When colonial occupiers returned to England, they brought back an appetite for fiery Indian cuisine. Ultimately, this craving resulted in the mass production of the pulverized spice blend known as curry powder. British curries caught on, with chicken tikka masala, which combines grilled, marinated chicken cubes with a hearty tomato-cream sauce, becoming England's national dish. In this episode, April explores the originals and her homeland's versions of this historic cuisine. Legendary cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey takes April to her favorite curry spot in New York City, then cooks. In London, April hangs with her chef friend Stevie Perle and makes and eats English and Pakistani curries. Harold McGee breaks down the magic of curry. 
Dec 23
7:30 PM
Mind of a Chef; The Italian April explores her deep love for Italian cuisine and its influence on her cooking. She visits Marcella Hazan and cooks a dish that reinvigorated her love of cooking. Chef Ruth Rogers makes walnut tagliatelle; in San Francisco Chef Mike Tusk makes extruded pasta; and April makes her famous gnudi. 
Dec 23
8:00 PM
Antiques Roadshow Junk in the Trunk 4, Part 2 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW packed a trunk full of additional treasures from the eight cities that made up its Season 18 tour. ROADSHOW's bigger-than-ever 2014 season includes a second hour of never-before-seen appraisals, such as a collection of 1898 Mardi Gras invitations; Julia Child's copper pans, ca. 1960, that Child used on her TV show; and a German violin with a Sartory bow that is appraised for $25,000 to $27,000, with $20,000 of the value in the bow alone. 
Dec 23
9:00 PM
Ultimate Restorations The Illions Supreme Carousel: A Rare Masterpiece Engineers and artists restore a spectacular carousel made by renowned carver Marcus Charles Illions. 
Dec 23
10:00 PM
Charlie Rose  Journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions. From studios in New York city and locations around the world, Rose talks to people in every field who have a "great story to tell."  
Dec 23
10:57 PM
Head On  SUSAN: Impacts of the mid-term Republican sweep are unpredictable, largely dependent of the behavior of both parties. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi need to go away, along with Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan's budget. 2016 depends on whether the Congress is obsessed with themselves or serving the American people.KRISTA: Controlling two chambers means Republicans can actually pass legislation and send it to the president. If the president vetoes reforms to Obamacare, tax law, and entitlement programs, they will become winning issues in the next election. Compromise no longer means Republicans must capitulate, it means the president must hear them out. SUSAN: Both sides have a lot to prove to the American public, starting with the 3-C's: Civility, Compromise, Competence. 2016 is a presidential year - bigger turnout and more activism. And unless R's nominate a moderate, the White House and the Senate will return to Democratic control.KRISTA: It isn't about compromise or competence. We've given Washington so much power over our lives and so much money to pass around to special interests that election cycles have become unending, expensive, high stakes contests for control. Return power to states, cities, and the people themselves and civil elections will follow. 
Dec 24
7:00 PM
Casting Call to Curtain Call This one-hour observational documentary goes behind the scenes at one of the most successful community theaters in the country as it stages the Charles Dickens holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Every November, the Omaha Community Playhouse performs A Christmas Carol to enthusiastic crowds from across the region. But what the audience doesn't see are the awkward, funny, strange and inspiring moments that happen long before the curtain opens. From the backstage struggles to the onstage camaraderie, this documentary explores the creative process that takes this holiday tradition from the page to the stage.In NET Television's, Casting Call to Curtain Call, cameras document every step of the process from the nerve-wracking auditions to the demanding 6-week rehearsal schedule. It is a nightly blend of laughter and struggle in preparation for opening night and a revelation for those who have never seen behind the curtain at a theatre production. 
Dec 24
8:00 PM
A Christmas Carol: The Concert This unique musical event marks the first time Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol has been adapted for a live orchestral concert with choir and soloists and performed for audiences in a concert setting. Robert Christianson's score is filled with memorable, haunting and rousing songs, and the story, faithfully adapted by Broadway's Alisa Hauser, is performed by such Chicago and New York theater luminaries as Michael Aaron Lindner and E. Faye Butler. The concert is a celebration of classic storytelling and ensemble performances, providing audiences with both the comforts of a classic tale and the thrill of experiencing it as never before. 
Dec 24
9:30 PM
First Silent Night; The "The First Silent Night tells viewers a tale that has been two hundred years in the making. A story that begins in humble circumstances and ends with the creation of the world's most popular carol."For close to two hundred years, one carol has occupied the heart of Christmas celebrations across the world. It has been translated into over 300 languages, performed by Symphony orchestras and celebrated international artists and soloists. Almost every Christmas music release annually includes a new recording of Silent Night. This holiday melody has echoed through the world's shopping centres, exciting the minds of children. Its lullaby strains have drifted across battlefields, calming the hearts of warring nations. No composition, in the history of carols, can be said to have united so many people in the joys and meaning of Christmas.Join renowned actor Simon Callow as he uncovers the moving origins of Silent Night. Simon journeys to the Austrian village of Oberndorf as well the city of Salzburg, where the story of the world's favourite carol had its origins. 
Dec 24
10:30 PM
Purdue 80th Anniversaryl Christmas Show The ensembles of Purdue Musical Organizations perform holiday favorites in Purdue's 80th Christmas Show in the Elliott Hall of Music in West Lafayette, Indiana. 
Dec 25
7:00 PM
Grand Mercer Christmas; A Taped in Macon, Georgia's historic Grand Opera House, students and faculty from Mercer University's Townsend School of Music and its renowned Robert McDuffie Center for Strings perform classical Christmas selections and exclusive new arrangements by noted Boston Pops arranger Randol Bass and Grammy Award-winner Matt Catingub. Performances by the 45-voice Mercer Singers, conducted by Dr. Stanley Roberts, and the McDuffie Center for Strings Ensemble are complemented by Macon native, Grammy nominee and program host Robert McDuffie, as well as the McDuffie Center's director, former Oregon Symphony concertmaster Amy Schwartz Moretti. 
Dec 25
8:00 PM
Anderson University's Candles & Carols 2012 For nearly 50 years, Anderson University's annual "Candles & Carols" event has ushered in the Christmas season at the Indiana liberal arts institution. The 2012 edition of ANDERSON UNIVERSITY'S CANDLES & CAROLS spotlights the talents of the more than 250 students from the college's Chamber Orchestra and Chorale, the Men's Choir, the Women's Chorus, the Wind Ensemble and the Dance Ensemble. On a stage festively dressed in poinsettias, stained glass and wreaths, the musicians perform orchestral pieces by Tchaikovsky and Corelli, popular holiday arrangements, and familiar carols, occasionally accompanied by costumed dancers. Highlights include: "Dance of the Prince & Sugar-Plum Fairy" from the Nutcracker, the African-American spiritual "Go Tell It on the Mountain," the traditional French carol "Patapan," the a capella "Mary Sat-A-Rockin," and the finale, "Silent Night," featuring the combined choirs and chamber orchestra. 
Dec 25
9:00 PM
ST. THOMAS CHRISTMAS: ALL IS WELL 2013 This December, the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn. — an institution known for its inspired musical programming — once again shares its annual holiday concert with public television audiences. A ST. THOMAS CHRISTMAS: ALL IS WELL features seven of the university's internationally renowned vocal and instrumental ensembles performing a festive collection of seasonal favorites. The ensembles include: the University's Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Liturgical Choir, Women's Choir, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir and Hand Bell Choir. This one-hour special, taped before an audience of 2,500 at the European-style Orchestra Hall, celebrates the Advent and Christmas season by drawing on both well-loved carols and innovative contemporary selections. 
Dec 25
10:00 PM
Yuletide Joy: The Crane Candlelight Concert 2011 The Crane Chorus and the Crane Symphony Orchestra come together to present a very special Holiday concert. Conducted by Jeffrey Francom and Ching-Chun Lai, and featuring over 300 carolers and musicians from the renowned Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam, the concert includes traditional Christmas and seasonal hymns along with popular favorites. This year features the intensive three-part Gloria, a special performance of The Holly and the Ivy with the Potsdam Brass Quintet, and the ever-inspiring Christmas Eve Suite. 
Dec 26
7:00 PM
In Focus with Eden Lane  Colorado has a vibrant arts community that ranges from theater, dance and music, to visual arts, writers, and so much more. While many know when large events come to town, you may not know about the wonderful things being created right here! IN FOCUS WITH EDEN LANE will work to keep you informed, so you can keep it all, in focus.  
Dec 26
7:30 PM
Arts in Context Metal & Rust Arts In Context connects artists with arts enthusiasts to explore creative communities and conversations associated with Austin. By spotlighting visual arts, dance, music and culture, we hope to pique curiosity and inspire people to learn more about a subject, visit an exhibition, attend a performance or create and share something beautiful of their own. 
Dec 26
8:00 PM
Colorado Inside Out  As CPT12's flagship public affairs program, this series presents a thought-provoking and in-depth weekly analysis of Colorado current affairs by a panel of highly-informed journalists, activists and professional pundits.  
Dec 26
8:30 PM
Devil's Advocate with Jon Caldara  Devil's Advocate with Jon Caldara is a current events show not to be missed. Each week it features lively - and sometimes heated - debates between elected officials, journalists, activists, concerned citizens, subject-matter experts, and hard-pressing host Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute. Jon is not afraid to express his "free-market" views, and his guests are not afraid to take on those opinions. It all makes for an informative, lively public affairs program.  
Dec 26
9:00 PM
Moyers & Company  Bill Moyers returned to television in January 2012 with Moyers & Company, a weekly series of smart talk and new ideas aimed at helping viewers make sense of our tumultuous times through the insight of America's strongest thinkers. Airing on public television and radio stations across the country, the series continues Moyers' long-running conversation with the American public by offering a forum to poets, writers, artists, journalists, scientists, philosophers, and leading scholars. It also features Moyers' hallmark essays on democracy.  
Dec 26
9:30 PM
Well Read Sam Kean / "The Violinist's Thumb" Sam Kean explores the fascinating world of DNA, proposing that human genetics is responsible for qualities ranging from musical talent to skin tone to Einstein's genius. 
Dec 26
10:00 PM
Charlie Rose  Journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions. From studios in New York city and locations around the world, Rose talks to people in every field who have a "great story to tell."  
Dec 27
7:00 PM
Austin City Limits Tweedy Wilco spin-off Tweedy performs. Songwriter Jeff Tweedy is joined by his son Spencer and members of the band Lucius for songs from Sukierae. 
Dec 27
8:00 PM
Live from the Artists Den Imagine Dragons The historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles hosted a performance by this year's biggest breakout rock band, Imagine Dragons, for an explosive episode of "Live from the Artists Den." Powered by the intense and athletic stage presence of lead singer Dan Reynolds, the Las Vegas-based band tore through a set full of its dance-inflected, percussion-heavy rock anthems, including the smash singles "It's Time" and "Radioactive."Song List1. Round And Round2. Amsterdam3. Tiptoe4. Hear Me5. Cha-Ching (Till We Grow Older)6. Rocks7. Demons8. Radioactive9. On Top Of The World10. It's TimeRecorded June 4, 2013, Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 
Dec 27
9:00 PM
Sounds on 29th In the Whale with Paulie Lipman   
Dec 27
9:30 PM
OpenAir Live & Local Episode 10: Jessi OPENAIR LIVE & LOCAL, a show featuring local bands that have recorded in the Colorado Public Radio Performance Studio, is back this week with performances by Varlet, The Other Black, Anthony Ruptak and the Midnight Friends, Flashbulb Fires and Elin Palmer. OpenAir's Jessi Whitten will host the show, offering expert insight about the musicians and their influence on Colorado's thriving local music community. 
Dec 27
10:00 PM
Neal Cassady - The Denver Years NEAL CASSADY: THE DENVER YEARS is a documentary based on the autobiographical accounts of Neal Cassady, his troubled youth in Denver and the crucial role that it played in the germination of American beat culture. Neal Cassady was a charismatic, larger then life character. His charm, manic energy, sexual swagger, and free flowing verbosity made him the authentic 'hero' of the beat generation.

The film is directed and produced by Heather Dalton and produced by Joshua Hassel in association with CPT12, the presenting station.

What shaped the most infamous 20th century muse? A love affair between Denver, a culture in transition, and some of the most influential writers of our time. He was introduced to the world as Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac’s classic, On The Road and for controversial literary figures Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Tom Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson, Cassady was more then a friend – he was their muse and inspiration.

Just by being himself, Neal Cassady created a foundation for the beat generation and set the wheels in motion for the counter culture revolution that would open up the floodgates for decades of free thinkers to follow.
 
The film features interviews with prominent and historical figures including Carolyn Cassady, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, David Amram, John Allen Cassady, Jami Cassady Ratto, Cathy Cassady Sylvia, Jerry Cimino, Tom Noel, Ed White and Al Hinkle.  
Dec 28
7:00 PM
Tolerance: Mary Mackey and the East Side Gallery In August of 2009 a production team from PBS affiliate station, Colorado Public Television - CPT12 followed Colorado artist Mary Mackey as she returned to Berlin to repaint her mural "Tolerance" on the East Side Gallery of the Berlin Wall. In 1990 a few months after the Berlin Wall came down Mary moved to Berlin. As the only United States citizen selected to paint on this 1.3 kilometer preserved section of the Berlin Wall, Mary chose the topic of cultural tolerance as her subject. In the Spring of 2009, the Berlin government invited Mary back to restore her mural as part of the 20th anniversary of that world changing event. The East Side Gallery, as the 118 murals by international artist became known, is the longest preserved section of the Cold War barrier. 
Dec 28
8:00 PM
POV Koch New York City mayors have a world stage on which to strut and they have made legendary use of it. Yet few have matched the bravado, combativeness and egocentricity that Ed Koch brought to the office during his three terms from 1978 to 1989. As Neil Barsky's film recounts, Koch was more than the blunt, funny man New Yorkers either loved or hated. Elected in the 1970s during the city's fiscal crisis, he was a new Democrat for the dawning Reagan era — fiscally conservative and socially liberal. "Koch" finds the former mayor politically active to the end (he died in 2013) — still winning the affection of many New Yorkers while driving others to distraction. 
Dec 28
9:30 PM
New Environmentalist, TheFrom Ithaca to the Amazon "From Ithaca to the Amazon" is the latest installment of the Emmy Award-winning series featuring inspiring portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support. The New Environmentalists share a common goal - safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their communities. 
Dec 28
10:00 PM
Globe Trekker Special: Pirates, Galleons & Treasure Megan sets out in the footsteps of famous mariners and renegades of the Caribbean to learn firsthand about 250 years of perilous treasure hunting and brutal competition among the Spanish, English, Dutch, French and Portuguese. These pirates were vying for gold, silver and other riches. Galleons were sunk, thousands were killed and, for centuries after the New World was discovered in 1492, it was the pirates who ruled the waves. Megan explores the legend and lore to find out how far they went to lay their hands on these treasures, how hard it was to keep, and what still remains from that extraordinary era. 
Dec 29
7:00 PM
Road to Fame; The The Road to Fame tells a unique story of coming-of-age with Chinese characteristics. The film chronicles the staging of the American musical Fame -- China's first official collaboration with Broadway -- by the senior class of the country's top drama academy. During the eight-month process, five students compete for roles, struggle with pressure from family and authority, and prepare to graduate into a cut-throat and corrupt entertainment industry. Part of the Single-Child Generation, they were spoiled growing up, and are now obliged to carry on the failed dreams of their parents. They must confront complex social realities and their own anxieties, and, in the process of staging Fame, negotiate their own definitions of and paths to success in today's China. This film is directed by Hao Wu. 
Dec 29
8:00 PM
Masterpiece Worricker: Turks & Caicos Worricker has just left his job at MI5. He escapes to the distant islands of Turks & Caicos, where an order from the CIA unexpectedly puts him back to work. 
Dec 29
9:30 PM
On Story Frank Darabont: A Filmmaker's Journey Austin Film Festival's ON STORY is a half-hour series that gives a behind the scenes look at the creative process of the country's most beloved movies and TV shows. The show is a mash-up of footage of screenwriter and filmmakers discussing their craft and films. Each episode is thematically paired with one or two short films, with an introduction from the film's writer or director.LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan says: "On Story" is film school in a box, a lifetime's worth of filmmaking knowledge squeezed into half-hour packages." 
Dec 29
10:00 PM
Charlie Rose  Journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions. From studios in New York city and locations around the world, Rose talks to people in every field who have a "great story to tell."  
Dec 30
7:00 PM
Mind of a Chef; The British Classics Bangers and mash, fish'n'chips, and pies and more pies ... these are some of the signature dishes of UK cuisine. In this episode, April and friends prepare their versions of the classics. April eats on the streets of London, and April and Fergus Henderson visit a classic London pie shop. 
Dec 30
7:30 PM
Mind of a Chef; The Farmer April travels four hours outside London to Cornwall to visit and cook with farmer and chef Tom Adams on his farm. Tom raises the cute, furry and delicious mangalitsa pigs. April and Tom butcher and cook the entire pig piece by piece — loin, shoulder, belly and head. 
Dec 30
8:00 PM
Antiques Roadshow The Boomer Years The "Baby Boom" of the mid-20th century created a generation of people who grew up witnessing the rise of television, space exploration, and rock 'n' roll. In celebration of the "Boomer Years," ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is looking back with nostalgia at the vintage treasures from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, including a 1956 Elvis "Love Me Tender" standee that was found during a home renovation; a 1958 Martin Luther King, Jr. letter purchased for $20 at the estate of a Richard Nixon biographer; and Charles Schulz comic strip art, ca. 1960, owned by a former Hallmark employee who worked with Schulz for 12 years and is valued at $200,000 to $250,000. 
Dec 30
9:00 PM
Ultimate Restorations The Schooner Coronet: Racing Into History The U.S. yacht the Coronet regains its original grace, complete with a custom Steinway piano. 
Dec 30
10:00 PM
Charlie Rose  Journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions. From studios in New York city and locations around the world, Rose talks to people in every field who have a "great story to tell."  
Dec 31
7:00 PM
Sounds on 29th Adam Lopez & His Rhythm Review with Christie Buchele   
Dec 31
7:30 PM
Sounds on 29th In the Whale with Paulie Lipman   
Dec 31
8:00 PM
Sounds on 29th Best of 2014 The best of Sounds on 29th for 2014. 
Dec 31
9:00 PM
Sounds on 29th DragonDeer & John Crist The bluesy psychedelia group Dragondeer includes frontman Eric Halborg and Drummer Carl Sorensen of Swayback as well as Cole Rudy of Varlet on mandolin and lap steel. According to Westword, "Halborg and company delve into some swampy blues and reverb-drenched psych folk." This week they perform their cosmic blues in the CPT12 studio in addition to imaginative comedy by John Crist. 
Dec 31
9:30 PM
Sounds on 29th Atlas   
Dec 31
10:00 PM
Sounds on 29th Indigenous Robot & Haley Driscoll Season 3 kicks off with Indigenous Robot, a local psychedelic garage rock band that showcases their rhythmically driven, dark and smoky sound as they perform music from their new album. This episode also features Haley Driscoll, a long time improviser, stand-up comedian and actor based in Denver. 
Dec 31
10:30 PM
Sounds on 29th Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels & Haley Driscoll Drenched in the honest twang that made Gram Parsons and Hank Williams household names, the carefree vocals and careful guitar playing of Casey James Prestwood feel more country than a worn-in pair of cowboy boots. This episode captures Casey and the rest of his band as they perform in the CPT12 studio at 29th & Welton in Denver. This episode also features an encore appearance of stand-up comedian Haley Driscoll. 
Jan 1
7:00 PM
A Reason to Dance As a mother, teacher, and dancer, China Smith is on a quest to spread awareness about the mixed nature and diversity of the African diaspora through contemporary dance. Her company, Ballet Afrique, employs a synthesis of ballet and modern blended with Afrocentric undertones to articulate the human condition and spirit through the unbounded art form of dance. As Smith wrestles with the business aspect of sharing her art as well as the uphill battle against cultural expectations and the cultural stereotypes of ballet, she continues to cement herself as an indelible and essential part of the dance scene. 
Jan 1
8:00 PM
SHARON ISBIN: TROUBADOUR Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, multiple Grammy winner Sharon Isbin is considered one of today's pre-eminent classical guitarists. Isbin's catalogue of more than 25 recordings — ranging from Baroque, folk and Latin to rock, pop and jazz-fusion — reflects her remarkable versatility. Combining performance and documentary, SHARON ISBIN: TROUBADOUR focuses on Isbin's unusual and inspiring musical journey, including her struggles working within a traditionally male-dominated field. The film also explores Isbin's role as teacher to a new generation of guitarists at both The Julliard School, where she created the first guitar department, and the Aspen Music Festival. Narrated by NPR's Susan Stamberg, the program features a wide range of guests, including Joan Baez, Martina Navratilova, First Lady Michelle Obama, Garrison Keillor and David Hyde Pierce; rock legends Steve Vai, Janis Ian and Leslie Gore; composers Tan Dun, John Corigliano, Christopher Rouse and Joan Tower; jazz greats Stanley Jordan and Paul Winter; fiddler Mark O'Connor and many others. 
Jan 1
9:00 PM
Prayers of the Ancient Ones Prayers of the Ancient Ones takes us on a journey to Bodh Gaya, India, the holiest site of Buddhism where the Buddha attained supreme enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Each year, over 10,000 Tibetan monks, nuns and lay pilgrims travel here from all across the Himalayan region to pray for world peace and affirm their heritage in the face of overwhelming challenge and loss.The film chronicles the story of the World Peace Ceremony founded by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche in 1989, an annual event that has united the Tibetan Nyingma community, the most ancient of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Here at the ceremony, Tarthang Tulku has led one of the world's largest efforts to preserve the Tibetan culture through his monumental offerings of Tibetan sacred texts and art. And through their unceasing prayers for peace at the very source of their spiritual tradition, the Tibetans have helped revitalize a long dormant place of worship and reinvigorated their culture in the most critical time of their history.This is the story of a sacred place, an exiled people and a Tibetan lama's immense efforts to restore Tibetan culture. Prayers of the Ancient Ones is a majestic testament to the beauty and power of working from one's highest aspirations for the benefit of all beings. 
Jan 1
10:00 PM
Rasa Dari Tari / The Soul of Dance: Contemporary Dance in Indonesia Rasa Dari Tari / The Soul of Dance is an introduction to the vibrant diversity of contemporary dance in Indonesia. Rooted both in tradition and the idioms of modern movement this half hour documentary introduces audiences to work ranging from site-specific solos to multi-media musical theater. The documentary includes excerpts from six works. 
Jan 1
10:30 PM
Stanford RoundtableAre You Happy Now? the new science of Happiness and Wellbeing The Roundtable at Stanford University, 2013, is entitled: Are You Happy Now? The new science of happiness and wellbeing.The science of happiness is a growing and intriguing field. Research about what truly makes people happy is not only surprising, but applicable no matter how much money we make or where we live.Join moderator Katie Couric and a panel of experts in psychology, business, neuroscience and design for a Roundtable discussion about the happiness and sense of well being that elude so many, but are sought by all. The event, which took place in conjunction with Stanford's Reunion Homecoming Weekend, was taped Saturday, Oct. 18, 2013 in Maples Pavilion. 
Jan 2
7:00 PM
In Focus with Eden Lane  Colorado has a vibrant arts community that ranges from theater, dance and music, to visual arts, writers, and so much more. While many know when large events come to town, you may not know about the wonderful things being created right here! IN FOCUS WITH EDEN LANE will work to keep you informed, so you can keep it all, in focus.  
Jan 2
7:30 PM
Arts in Context Here and Beyond Blue Lapis Light transforms urban environments into works of art with their large-scale aerial dance productions.(CH 8/6)Long Description: Blue Lapis Light transforms urban environments into works of art. Specializing in large-scale productions in non-traditional public environments - such as federal buildings, power plants, or scaffolding at the shores of Lady Bird Lake - Blue Lapis Light's aerial dance creates what founder Sally Jacques describes as "prayers for the planet." By challenging physical limitations, Blue Lapis Light envelops its audiences in a sense of awe and wonder 
Jan 2
8:00 PM
Colorado Inside Out  As CPT12's flagship public affairs program, this series presents a thought-provoking and in-depth weekly analysis of Colorado current affairs by a panel of highly-informed journalists, activists and professional pundits.  
Jan 2
8:30 PM
Devil's Advocate with Jon Caldara  Devil's Advocate with Jon Caldara is a current events show not to be missed. Each week it features lively - and sometimes heated - debates between elected officials, journalists, activists, concerned citizens, subject-matter experts, and hard-pressing host Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute. Jon is not afraid to express his "free-market" views, and his guests are not afraid to take on those opinions. It all makes for an informative, lively public affairs program.  
Jan 2
9:00 PM
Moyers & Company  Bill Moyers returned to television in January 2012 with Moyers & Company, a weekly series of smart talk and new ideas aimed at helping viewers make sense of our tumultuous times through the insight of America's strongest thinkers. Airing on public television and radio stations across the country, the series continues Moyers' long-running conversation with the American public by offering a forum to poets, writers, artists, journalists, scientists, philosophers, and leading scholars. It also features Moyers' hallmark essays on democracy.  
Jan 2
9:30 PM
Well Read Richelle Mead / "The Indigo Spell" The latest in Richelle Mead's "Bloodline" series follows Sydney the alchemist, a human teen keeping the existence of vampires secret from the world. 
Jan 2
10:00 PM
Charlie Rose  Journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions. From studios in New York city and locations around the world, Rose talks to people in every field who have a "great story to tell."  
Jan 3
7:00 PM
Austin City Limits Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Noir rock hits ACL with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The Australian group's set ranges across their 30-year career, from their first album to their latest, Push the Sky Away. 
Jan 3
8:00 PM
Live from the Artists Den Phoenix It was a school night to remember when Phoenix performed a spectacular show in the gym at Anderson High School in Austin, Texas. The French band blasted through a set that included such fan favorites as "Lisztomania" and "Long Distance Call" and selections from their most recent album, Bankrupt!, before singer Thomas Mars invited the audience to join them on stage at the home of the Trojans for a thrilling, chaotic rendition of "1901." 
Jan 3
9:00 PM
Sounds on 29th Shel Out of Order and Brass Tree Sessions present this performance showcase of some of Colorado's finest acts. Taped at the Channel 12 Studios on 29th and Welton. 
Jan 3
9:30 PM
OpenAir Live & Local Episode 11: Mike OPENAIR LIVE & LOCAL, a show featuring local bands that have recorded in the Colorado Public Radio Performance Studio, is back this week with performances by Ark Life, Science Partner, Patrick Dethlefs, Rubedo, Esme Patterson and Steele & Colfax. OpenAir's Mike Flanagan will host the show, offering expert insight about the musicians and their influence on Colorado's thriving local music community. 
Jan 3
10:00 PM
Now Playing Bed Bunks This locally-produced live music & interview series showcases independent music artists in Colorado. Each episode includes a mix of live performances and artist interviews.  
Jan 3
10:30 PM
Bluegrass Underground Michael Martin Murphey A multiple Grammy nominee with six gold albums and a long list of writing and recorded hits with more than 30 albums to his credit, Murphey has for four decades stirred up his own particular stew of folk, country-rock, pop and Western music. From his acclaimed "cosmic cowboy" debut album, Geronimo's Cadillac, to wildly popular hits "Wildfire" and "Carolina in the Pines" to recent Grammy nominations for Best Bluegrass Album for his collaboration with former New Grass Revival's Pat Flynn, Michael Martin Murphey's talents stretch as wide as the prairie sky. 
Jan 4
7:00 PM
From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction The centenary of this recent extinction offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for this film to sharply focus new attention on habitat conservation and species survival—and help us avoid the fate of the passenger pigeon for future species. With cutting-edge CGI animation techniques, From Billions to None will recreate the glory of passenger pigeons in flight as well as the ways in which our 19th century ancestors destroyed them all— with ruthless, no-limits shooting. The film will highlight the important lessons of the past to offer solutions to the immediate challenges species face. You'll see how exciting successes have been achieved in sustaining declining species populations. 
Jan 4
8:00 PM
POV The Act of Killing Nominated for an Academy Award®, "The Act of Killing" is as dreamlike and terrifying as anything that Werner Herzog (one of the executive producers) could imagine. The film explores a horrifying era in Indonesian history and provides a window into modern Indonesia, where corruption reigns. Not only is the 1965 murder of an estimated one million people honored as a patriotic act, but the killers remain in power. In a mind-bending twist, death-squad leaders dramatize their brutal deeds in the style of the American westerns, musicals and gangster movies they love — and play both themselves and their victims. As their heroic facade crumbles, they come to question what they've done. Winner, 2014 BAFTA Film Award, Best Documentary. 
Jan 4
10:00 PM
Globe Trekker Special: Art Trails of the French Riviera Kate Comer searches out the refuges and favorite playgrounds of great artists like Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso and Chagall along the extraordinary art trail of the French Riviera. Exploring the towns of Arles, Aix, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Antibes, Vence, Biot and Nice, Kate takes in the sun and peerless blue skies, the rugged mountains and sublime coastline that attracted these iconoclasts to the Riviera. 
Jan 5
7:00 PM
Tolerance: Mary Mackey and the East Side Gallery In August of 2009 a production team from PBS affiliate station, Colorado Public Television - CPT12 followed Colorado artist Mary Mackey as she returned to Berlin to repaint her mural "Tolerance" on the East Side Gallery of the Berlin Wall. In 1990 a few months after the Berlin Wall came down Mary moved to Berlin. As the only United States citizen selected to paint on this 1.3 kilometer preserved section of the Berlin Wall, Mary chose the topic of cultural tolerance as her subject. In the Spring of 2009, the Berlin government invited Mary back to restore her mural as part of the 20th anniversary of that world changing event. The East Side Gallery, as the 118 murals by international artist became known, is the longest preserved section of the Cold War barrier. 
Jan 5
8:00 PM
Masterpiece Worricker: Salting the Battlefield The Worricker trilogy concludes with Johnny (Bill Nighy) and Margot (Helena Bonham Carter) managing to stay ahead of an international dragnet all across Europe. British Prime Minister Alec Beasley (Ralph Fiennes) and old MI5 colleague Jill Tankard (Judy Davis) desperately want Johnny back — but for different reasons. Who will win this frenzied game of spy versus spy? Written and directed by David Hare. 
Jan 5
9:30 PM
On Story Alien: Deconstructing a Sci-Fi Classic Austin Film Festival's ON STORY is a half-hour series that gives a behind the scenes look at the creative process of the country's most beloved movies and TV shows. The show is a mash-up of footage of screenwriter and filmmakers discussing their craft and films. Each episode is thematically paired with one or two short films, with an introduction from the film's writer or director.LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan says: "On Story" is film school in a box, a lifetime's worth of filmmaking knowledge squeezed into half-hour packages." 
Jan 5
10:00 PM
Charlie Rose  Journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions. From studios in New York city and locations around the world, Rose talks to people in every field who have a "great story to tell."  
Jan 6
7:00 PM
Mind of a Chef; The Leftovers This episode aims to prove that nasty bits have been given a bad rap and deserve to be on the kitchen table along with meatloaf and mashed potatoes. In the kitchen, April cooks faggots, bubble and squeak and pig parts; Fergus Henderson works his offal magic on kidneys. 
Jan 6
7:30 PM
Mind of a Chef; The Restaurateur Chef Bloomfield wrestles with the questions every aspiring new or expanding veteran chef has to confront: What does it take to open a new restaurant? What happens if you are fortunate enough to make it past year one? How do you stay relevant? Do you keep serving what made you famous? Do you branch out and try something totally new? These are questions for reflection as April and her business partner, Ken Friedman, explore the challenges of opening their first out-of-state venture in San Francisco: Tosca. April is inspired by a local morning bun, and she's busy in the kitchen testing and tasting dishes for her new menu. 
Jan 6
8:00 PM
Antiques Roadshow Manor House Treasures Specialists from the country's leading auction houses - Christie's, Doyle New York, Skinner and Sotheby's - and independent dealers from across the nation travel throughout the United States, offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras watch as owners recount tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-neglected items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds.  
Jan 6
9:00 PM
Speakeasy  SPEAKEASY offers unique insights into the careers of some of the world's most iconic musicians. The six-part series, produced by the creative team behind Front and Center, provides an artist the opportunity to discuss their illustrious career with an interviewer of their choosing — a journalist, creative partner, musician or friend. A highlight from the first season includes jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis interviewing his older brother, saxophonist Bradford Marsalis. 
Jan 6
10:00 PM
Charlie Rose  Journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions. From studios in New York city and locations around the world, Rose talks to people in every field who have a "great story to tell."  
Jan 7
7:00 PM
FRONTLINE The Madoff Affair In the mid-1960s, Bernard Madoff tapped money from Jewish businessmen at exclusive country clubs with the promise of steady guaranteed returns on their investments. He then set his sights on Europe and Latin America, brokering deals with powerful hedge fund managers and feeder funds from Buenos Aires to Geneva. Billions of dollars were channeled to Madoff's investment firm, and his feeders became fabulously wealthy. The competition wondered how the man could produce such steady returns in good times and bad. There were allegations that Madoff was "front-running" or operating a Ponzi scheme, which the SEC investigated several times over two decades. Madoff remained untouched until December 11, 2008, when he admitted it was all "one big lie." In this Emmy-winning documentary, FRONTLINE producers Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria unravel the story behind the world's first truly global Ponzi scheme — a deception that lasted longer, reached wider and cut deeper than any other business scandal in history. 
Jan 7
8:00 PM
Home of the Terracotta Warriors This program follows two American archaeologists, Michelle and Alex, to China, as they visit the ancient city Xi'an, the home of the Terracotta Warriors 
Jan 7
9:00 PM
Taking Earth's Temperature The topic of climate change is on everyone's mind today and is never far from the headlines, but is it possible to truly understand something as complex as the Earth's climate? The answer to that question is at the heart of the documentary "Taking Earth's Temperature: Delving into Climate's Past." It reveals that keys to understanding our planet's climate future lay hidden deep within the climate's distant past. 
Jan 7
10:00 PM
Charlie Rose  Journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions. From studios in New York city and locations around the world, Rose talks to people in every field who have a "great story to tell."  
Jan 8
7:00 PM
Globe Trekker Food Hour: Sicily Rosie discovers the cultural and historical influences that define contemporary Sicilian cuisine. Occupations by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, the French and the Spanish have all played their part by introducing techniques and ingredients that have created one of the most layered and intriguing global cuisines. Very closely related to is religious and spiritual life, Sicilian cuisine is above all a reflection of the island's cultural and historical events. 
Jan 8
8:00 PM
NOVA 3D Spies of WWII During World War II, Hitler's scientists developed terrifying new weapons of mass destruction. Alarmed by rumors about advanced rockets and missiles, Allied intelligence recruited a team of brilliant minds from British universities and Hollywood studios to a country house near London. Here, they secretly pored over millions of air photos shot at great risk over German territory by specially converted, high-flying Spitfires. Peering at the photos through 3D stereoscopes, the team spotted telltale clues that revealed hidden Nazi rocket bases. The photos led to devastating Allied bombing raids that were crucial setbacks to the German rocket program and helped ensure the success of the D-Day landings. With 3D graphics that recreate exactly what the photo spies saw, NOVA tells the suspenseful, previously untold story of air photo intelligence that played a vital role in defeating Hitler. 
Jan 8
9:00 PM
Italy's Mystery Mountains Behind Italy's cultural abundance is the diversity and turbulence of its geology: the continuously erupting volcanoes, the violent earthquakes, the clash of mighty tectonic plates, and the rising of the mountains from which Michelangelo quarried his famous Carrara marbles. Shot in Italy's geologic hotspots, from the Dolomites to Vesuvius, Italy's Mystery Mountains ties Italy's incredible geologic story to its rich artistic culture. Filmed from the Alps to Sicily and into Tunisia.The ScienceItaly's Mystery Mountains follows two international teams of geologists, one working near Bologna and the other in southern Italy, where Sicily's famed volcano, Mt. Etna, erupts in brilliant showers of lava. The geologists are determined to fill in the story of how the Italian peninsula was first created and whether the famed Apennine Mountain range running down Italy's spine is still alive and growing. 
Jan 8
10:00 PM
Charlie Rose  Journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions. From studios in New York city and locations around the world, Rose talks to people in every field who have a "great story to tell."  
Jan 9
7:00 PM
In Focus with Eden Lane  Colorado has a vibrant arts community that ranges from theater, dance and music, to visual arts, writers, and so much more. While many know when large events come to town, you may not know about the wonderful things being created right here! IN FOCUS WITH EDEN LANE will work to keep you informed, so you can keep it all, in focus.  
Jan 9
7:30 PM
Arts in Context Women Arts In Context connects artists with arts enthusiasts to explore creative communities and conversations associated with Austin. By spotlighting visual arts, dance, music and culture, we hope to pique curiosity and inspire people to learn more about a subject, visit an exhibition, attend a performance or create and share something beautiful of their own. 
Jan 9
8:00 PM
Colorado Inside Out  As CPT12's flagship public affairs program, this series presents a thought-provoking and in-depth weekly analysis of Colorado current affairs by a panel of highly-informed journalists, activists and professional pundits.  
Jan 9
8:30 PM
Devil's Advocate with Jon Caldara  Devil's Advocate with Jon Caldara is a current events show not to be missed. Each week it features lively - and sometimes heated - debates between elected officials, journalists, activists, concerned citizens, subject-matter experts, and hard-pressing host Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute. Jon is not afraid to express his "free-market" views, and his guests are not afraid to take on those opinions. It all makes for an informative, lively public affairs program.  
Jan 9
9:30 PM
Well Read Amy Bloom, "Lucky Us" This past fall, Amy Bloom's new novel "Lucky Us" was the lead fiction title for her publisher, Random House. In addition to being a critically acclaimed novelist and a trained psychotherapist, Bloom is the co-creator of the Lifetime TV show "State of Mind." 
Jan 9
10:00 PM
Charlie Rose  Journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions. From studios in New York city and locations around the world, Rose talks to people in every field who have a "great story to tell."  
Jan 10
7:00 PM
Austin City Limits Los Lobos/Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Explore contemporary California rock with Los Lobos and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. Veteran rockers Los Lobos perform a 40th anniversary career overview. Lively folk rockers Thao & The Get Down Stay Down play songs from their LP We the Common. 
Jan 10
8:00 PM
Sounds on 29th Best of 2014 The best of Sounds on 29th for 2014. 
Jan 10
9:00 PM
Sounds on 29th Sauna Out of Order and Brass Tree Sessions present this performance showcase of some of Colorado's finest acts. Taped at the Channel 12 Studios on 29th and Welton. 
Jan 10
9:30 PM
OpenAir Live & Local Episode 12: Alisha OPENAIR LIVE & LOCAL, a show featuring local bands that have recorded in the Colorado Public Radio Performance Studio, is back this week with performances by The Yawpers, Thee Dang Dangs, Petals of Spain, Wheelchairs Sports Camp, You Me & Apollo and SHEL. OpenAir's Alisha Sweeney will host the show, offering expert insight about the musicians and their influence on Colorado's thriving local music community. 
Jan 10
10:00 PM
Now Playing Sawmill Joe This locally-produced live music & interview series showcases independent music artists in Colorado. Each episode includes a mix of live performances and artist interviews.  
Jan 10
10:30 PM
Bluegrass Underground Chip Taylor Singer/songwriter/offhand raconteur ... Taylor's songs have been covered by an eclectic array of pop/rock/country legends: Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Juice Newton, The Troggs, Anne Murray, The Hollies, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Billy Idol, Bruce Springsteen and many more. Most famous for the cathartic sing-along "Wild Thing" (one of Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of all time) and the super hit "Angel of the Morning," today Taylor brings a calm and even-voiced veteran's narrative to 60 years of music. 
Jan 11
7:00 PM
NOVA 3D Spies of WWII During World War II, Hitler's scientists developed terrifying new weapons of mass destruction. Alarmed by rumors about advanced rockets and missiles, Allied intelligence recruited a team of brilliant minds from British universities and Hollywood studios to a country house near London. Here, they secretly pored over millions of air photos shot at great risk over German territory by specially converted, high-flying Spitfires. Peering at the photos through 3D stereoscopes, the team spotted telltale clues that revealed hidden Nazi rocket bases. The photos led to devastating Allied bombing raids that were crucial setbacks to the German rocket program and helped ensure the success of the D-Day landings. With 3D graphics that recreate exactly what the photo spies saw, NOVA tells the suspenseful, previously untold story of air photo intelligence that played a vital role in defeating Hitler. 
Jan 11
8:00 PM
Pink Room; The THE PINK ROOM tells the story of Mien and other young girls who have been victimized in the unspeakably dark world of child sex slavery. Mien grew up in Svay Pak, Cambodia, a small village notorious for one thing: the trafficking of children. At a young age Mien entered life in a brothel, and her virginity was sold for a high price. Held hostage and raped daily by eager pedophiles, Mien's sense of self-worth is diminished with each customer. But this is not just a story about the problem. The Pink Room is an inspiring story of restoration as ordinary people become heroes, lives are mended, and Cambodians rise up to take back their country. In a world where it is estimated that over one million children are held captive and sexually abused, a flower blooms in the heart of Cambodia. 
Jan 11
9:00 PM
Too Close to Home - Human Trafficking in Florida Behind the world-famous beaches, tourist attractions and sunny suburbs lies an alarming secret: Tampa Bay is a hotbed for human trafficking. Men, women and children are forced against their will to serve in the sex trade, domestic servitude and agricultural industries. They are bought, sold and discarded in the community, making Florida the third ranked state in the nation for this fast growing crime. TOO CLOSE TO HOME is an in-depth look at the crisis of human trafficking in the Tamp Bay area and see how local law enforcement, service providers and citizens are creating a grassroots movement to help control this form of modern day slavery. 
Jan 11
9:30 PM
The Sum Total of Our Memory: Facing Alzheimer's Together An ode to memory: Couples affected by a partner's recent diagnosis of Early Alzheimer's come to terms with their changing roles. 
Jan 11
10:00 PM
Globe Trekker Food Hour: Sicily Rosie discovers the cultural and historical influences that define contemporary Sicilian cuisine. Occupations by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, the French and the Spanish have all played their part by introducing techniques and ingredients that have created one of the most layered and intriguing global cuisines. Very closely related to is religious and spiritual life, Sicilian cuisine is above all a reflection of the island's cultural and historical events. 
Jan 12
7:00 PM
Jewel in the Crown; The Crossing the River In 1942, the Japanese, having conquered Burma, are threatening India. At Mayapore, Hari Kumar comes under suspicion of subversion by Merrick, the District Superintendent of Police. 
Jan 12
9:00 PM
Masterpiece Downton Abbey Season 5: Episode 1 A working-class prime minister is elected and old attitudes start to change. Robert is snubbed by the village. Baxter tells all, and Edith plays with fire. 
Jan 12
10:30 PM
Manor of Speaking  Immediately following each episode of Downton Abbey, host Ernie Manouse leads a studio audience and a rotating cast of celebrated super fans and cultural experts through the world of "Downton Abbey." They share the triumphs and sorrows of the Crowley family and their staff during a lively 30 minute after-show like no other. 'Manor' is a solidly packed show with re-caps, history lessons, surprise guests, behind-the-scenes stories and a whole lot of fun. Viewers are invited to participate via twitter, Facebook and the web at www.ManorOfSpeaking.org, making 'Manor' the perfect way to finish off an episode of the world's number one drama series. 
Jan 13
7:00 PM
Mind of a Chef; The Origin Ed returns to his roots in East Brooklyn, where as a Korean kid in New York, he was surrounded by an eclectic mix of cultures and cuisines that inspired how he cooks today. Spending time with other chefs who have roots in one cuisine but have veered away from their assumed culinary paths, Ed explores the meaning of origin in the city where his life and career began. Ed and Ivan Orkin stop by one of the city's oldest "appetizing" stores and head back to the kitchen to cook their versions of American cuisine (Japanese-Jewish and Korean-Southern). Alex Stupak shows why a white kid from Boston should be cooking Mexican, and Ed pays a visit to his mom in New Jersey for a lesson on how to cook Korean comfort food. 
Jan 13
7:30 PM
Mind of a Chef; The American American cuisine has come to be known as much more than just burgers and hot dogs. Ed and Pok Pok's Andy Ricker head to Sunset Park — Brooklyn's Chinatown — for some exotic ingredients, then head to the kitchen to make jop chai, a Thai stew. Ed plays with some local by-catch in that most American of cities, Houston, Texas, with chefs Chris Shepherd and Paul Qui, making a crispy fish fresh from the gulf and Filipino kinilaw. A sweat-inducing crawfish dinner in a Vietnamese joint exemplifies how Creole, Cajun, Mexican, and Asian flavors blend with the gulf's bounty, effectively creating an entirely new American cuisine. 
Jan 13
8:00 PM
Antiques Roadshow New York City ANTIQUES ROADSHOW hits a home run in the premiere of season 19 with a treasure-filled visit to New York City and its largest sports memorabilia find ever! Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Eric Silver take a trip to the New-York Historical Society to discuss Frèdèric Auguste Bartholdi Statue of Liberty statuettes. Highlights include an unpublished Art Spiegelman book proposal, ca. 1974, that was positioned to become a sequel to his quotation book Whole Grains; a headboard from the set of The Godfather, Part II that was purchased for under $25; and an archive of rare photographic baseball cards with a handwritten letter from the 1871-1872 Boston Red Stockings, appraised at $1,000,000. 
Jan 13
9:00 PM
Speakeasy  SPEAKEASY offers unique insights into the careers of some of the world's most iconic musicians. The six-part series, produced by the creative team behind Front and Center, provides an artist the opportunity to discuss their illustrious career with an interviewer of their choosing — a journalist, creative partner, musician or friend. A highlight from the first season includes jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis interviewing his older brother, saxophonist Bradford Marsalis. 
Jan 13
10:00 PM
Charlie Rose  Journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions. From studios in New York city and locations around the world, Rose talks to people in every field who have a "great story to tell."  
Jan 14
7:00 PM
The Grove More Americans have been lost to AIDS than in all the U.S. wars since 1900, and the pandemic has killed 22 million people worldwide. Few know about the existence of the National AIDS Memorial, a seven-acre grove hidden in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. This documentary chronicles the garden's transformation from a neglected eyesore to a landscaped sanctuary to a national memorial. The film shows how a community in crisis found healing and remembrance, and how the seeds of a few visionary environmentalists blossomed into something larger than they could have imagined. However, controversy erupted over an international design competition, opening up questions of what it means to be a national memorial — and how to mark a time of unimaginable loss.Discover the National AIDS Memorial, a seven-acre grove hidden in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. 
Jan 14
8:00 PM
Russia's Open Book: Writing in the Age of Putin This documentary tells the story of America and Europe's love of Russian literature and introduces audiences to a new generation of Russian writers. With readings by host Stephen Fry, this program features writers such as Dmitry Bykov, Mariam Petrosyan, Zakhar Prilepin, Anna Starobinets, Vladimir Sorokin and Lyudmila Ulitskaya. 
Jan 14
9:00 PM
Pink Room; The THE PINK ROOM tells the story of Mien and other young girls who have been victimized in the unspeakably dark world of child sex slavery. Mien grew up in Svay Pak, Cambodia, a small village notorious for one thing: the trafficking of children. At a young age Mien entered life in a brothel, and her virginity was sold for a high price. Held hostage and raped daily by eager pedophiles, Mien's sense of self-worth is diminished with each customer. But this is not just a story about the problem. The Pink Room is an inspiring story of restoration as ordinary people become heroes, lives are mended, and Cambodians rise up to take back their country. In a world where it is estimated that over one million children are held captive and sexually abused, a flower blooms in the heart of Cambodia. 
Jan 14
10:00 PM
Charlie Rose  Journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions. From studios in New York city and locations around the world, Rose talks to people in every field who have a "great story to tell."  
Jan 15
7:00 PM
CPT 12 Special Programming  Special pledge programming which is still to be announced. Please continue to check our website, as the information is updated once daily at 3 AM. 
Jan 15
7:30 PM
CPT 12 Special Programming  Special pledge programming which is still to be announced. Please continue to check our website, as the information is updated once daily at 3 AM. 
Jan 15
8:00 PM
CPT 12 Special Programming  Special pledge programming which is still to be announced. Please continue to check our website, as the information is updated once daily at 3 AM. 
Jan 15
8:30 PM
CPT 12 Special Programming  Special pledge programming which is still to be announced. Please continue to check our website, as the information is updated once daily at 3 AM. 
Jan 15
9:00 PM
CPT 12 Special Programming  Special pledge programming which is still to be announced. Please continue to check our website, as the information is updated once daily at 3 AM. 
Jan 15
9:30 PM
CPT 12 Special Programming  Special pledge programming which is still to be announced. Please continue to check our website, as the information is updated once daily at 3 AM. 
Jan 15
10:00 PM
CPT 12 Special Programming  Special pledge programming which is still to be announced. Please continue to check our website, as the information is updated once daily at 3 AM. 
Jan 15
10:30 PM
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Jan 16
7:00 PM
In Focus with Eden Lane  Colorado has a vibrant arts community that ranges from theater, dance and music, to visual arts, writers, and so much more. While many know when large events come to town, you may not know about the wonderful things being created right here! IN FOCUS WITH EDEN LANE will work to keep you informed, so you can keep it all, in focus.  
Jan 16
7:30 PM
Arts in Context Old School Arts In Context connects artists with arts enthusiasts to explore creative communities and conversations associated with Austin. By spotlighting visual arts, dance, music and culture, we hope to pique curiosity and inspire people to learn more about a subject, visit an exhibition, attend a performance or create and share something beautiful of their own. 
Jan 16
8:00 PM
Colorado Inside Out  As CPT12's flagship public affairs program, this series presents a thought-provoking and in-depth weekly analysis of Colorado current affairs by a panel of highly-informed journalists, activists and professional pundits.  
Jan 16
8:30 PM
Devil's Advocate with Jon Caldara  Devil's Advocate with Jon Caldara is a current events show not to be missed. Each week it features lively - and sometimes heated - debates between elected officials, journalists, activists, concerned citizens, subject-matter experts, and hard-pressing host Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute. Jon is not afraid to express his "free-market" views, and his guests are not afraid to take on those opinions. It all makes for an informative, lively public affairs program.  
Jan 16
9:30 PM
Well Read James McBride, "The Good Lord Bird" James McBride is one of the most critically acclaimed African American authors working today. In 2013, he won the National Book Award for fiction for his latest novel "The Good Lord Bird," and his memoir "The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to his White Mother" was on the New York Times best-seller list for two years. 
Jan 16
10:00 PM
Charlie Rose  Journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions. From studios in New York city and locations around the world, Rose talks to people in every field who have a "great story to tell."