Voom HD December 2007 Highlights (1 Viewer)

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PENNY REVOLUTION<o:p></o:p>
This inspirational series shows how a small amount of money can transform the lives of the more than one billion people who live below the international poverty line, earning less than $1 a day. The magic formula is known as microfinance, a revolutionary method of funding projects in the developing world, considered by many experts to be the world’s most effective anti-poverty tool. Penny Revolution demonstrates how an average of $100 can spur the economic transformation of a struggling third-world community.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 3 TV-PG<o:p></o:p>

Premieres Thursday, December 6<SUP>th</SUP> at <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:time w:st="on" Hour="22" Minute="00">10pm</st1:time> ET & PT/9C<o:p></o:p>
In <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Chiapas</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Mexico</st1:country-region></st1:place>, Juana – penniless and illiterate, but eager to sell her embroidered clothing to tourists – forms a small group of like-minded women to take a loan to grow their business and improve their lives. Meanwhile, in <st1:country-region w:st="on">Ecuador</st1:country-region>, Maritza’s business is doing well – so well, in fact, that her lender decides to travel to <st1:place w:st="on">South America</st1:place> to witness Maritza’s success, resulting in an emotional meeting for both entrepreneurs. In the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Dominican Republic</st1:place></st1:country-region>, however, Betania is forced to pawn her possessions in order to cover her loan payments. Little does she know that one of her lenders, Omar Minaya, is also in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Dominican Republic</st1:country-region></st1:place> scouting players for the Mets. While there, Minaya meets Betania and visits her home and business. Betania is overjoyed to have someone so important interested in her life and Minaya is reminded how Betania’s life isn’t so different from the one he used to know. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 4 TV-PG<o:p></o:p>

Premieres Thursday, December 13<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="22" Minute="00">10pm</st1:time> ET & PT/9C<o:p></o:p>
New members of a fundraising group are so moved by the stories of the people they can help through microcredit that they donate enough money to kick-start businesses for new borrowers in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Honduras</st1:place></st1:country-region>, a small group of impoverished women who will use the loan to sell tortillas and trade in clothing. Back in the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Dominican Republic</st1:place></st1:country-region>, viewers learn whether or not Betania has met her goals and managed to succeed against her competition. In <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mexico</st1:place></st1:country-region>, when Juana’s money comes through, she begins working immediately, keen to sell as much as possible on her next trip to the market. Unbeknownst to her, however, her supporters are planning a visit to see for themselves the impact of their donations. Back in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New York</st1:place></st1:State>, at a fundraiser to celebrate the Dominican spirit of the Mets and to support Esperanza International, Minaya makes a donation of his own money to kick start donations from other wealthy New Yorkers.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 5 TV-PG<o:p></o:p>

Premieres Thursday, December 20<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="22" Minute="00">10pm</st1:time> ET & PT/9C<o:p></o:p>
In Rwanda, a country ravaged by genocide that left more than one million people dead, viewers meet Beatrice, a genocide widow who has turned her life around though the microcredit loan she received and is now a local judge and respected member of the community. She takes on another $300 loan to finance the purchase of a single mobile phone for her community, as the one they currently use is more than one hour away. Back in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mexico</st1:place></st1:country-region>, Juana’s health is deteriorating, while her group struggles to make their loan repayments. In <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Honduras</st1:place></st1:country-region>, Marlene and her fellow borrowers have opened their tortilla-making and clothing trade businesses with great success, and are eager to take out additional loans to further grow their businesses. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 6 TV-PG<o:p></o:p>

Premieres Thursday, December 27<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="22" Minute="00">10pm</st1:time> ET & PT/9C<o:p></o:p>
In <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mexico</st1:place></st1:country-region>, Juana’s business improves dramatically, and a trip to the hospital reveals a surprising reason behind her recent poor health. She also receives a visit from some of her supporters who get the chance to see first hand what all their tireless fundraising has been working towards. Juana has repaid her loans and, despite making little money for herself, dreams of opening her own shop someday to make more handsome profits. In <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Honduras</st1:place></st1:country-region>, the borrowers brace for Hurricane Felix and recount their entrepreneurial successes and challenges. Finally, in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Bangladesh</st1:place></st1:country-region>, viewers meet Grameen Bank founder Professor Muhammad Yunus and borrower Taslima Begum, two 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipients emblematic of the success of microfinance. Viewers learn how Begum used her initial and subsequent loans to provide for her family. Today, her mango garden, rice wholesale and fabric design businesses have secured her family’s future and she now sits on the Board of Grameen Bank.<o:p></o:p>
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WILDLIFE NANNIES<o:p></o:p>
Viewers examine the fragile relationship between animal mothers and their young and what happens when humans step in to become foster parents to wild animals. This continuing series follows these devoted specialists and documents the dependency the animals have on their new parents, as well as the bond that develops between them.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 17: “Lions & Penguins” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Saturday, December 1<SUP>st</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="11" Minute="00">11am</st1:time> ET & PT/10C<o:p></o:p>
An abused baby lion learns a valuable lesson about trust when he learns to act in films, while a penguin recovering from brain damage takes to the water. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 18: “Sharks, Goats and Foxes” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Saturday, December 8<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="11" Minute="00">11am</st1:time> ET & PT/10C<o:p></o:p>
Two shark breeders care for new hatchlings while a young goat is reunited with her natural mother.<o:p></o:p>
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ANIMAL ATLAS is an entertaining and educational half-hour program that explores the world of animal wildlife and promotes a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. Each episode includes a thorough – and oftentimes entertaining – look at a specific animal and takes the viewer into that animal’s world to see where it lives, how it eats, how it plays, how the family unit operates, and what threatens and supports its survival. This family-oriented series promotes responsibility toward wildlife issues, educates viewers about endangered species and wildlife habits, and includes information on supporting wildlife conservation. <o:p></o:p>
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Episode 13: “Birds Of Prey” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Saturday, December 1<SUP>st</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="11" Minute="00">11am</st1:time> ET/ <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="8" Minute="00">8am</st1:time> PT/10am C<o:p></o:p>
Viewers get a thorough look at eagles, hawks and owls and learn how these predatory birds hunt and fly. They also learn more about these birds’ super senses, the adaptations that help them pursue and capture prey, as well as their fascinating historic relationship with mankind.<o:p></o:p>
Episode 14: “The Wild Life: Life’s A Crowd” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Monday, December 3<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET & PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
This informative episode highlights some of the planet’s more social animals (meerkats, prairie dogs and dwarf mongooses) and delves into what constitutes groups living together, from herds and hives to extended primate families.<o:p></o:p>
Episode 15: “Wings? Who Needs Wings?!” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Wednesday, December 5<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET & PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
Viewers get an in-depth look at how two neighboring groups of birds – the flightless penguin and the airborne puffin – live and survive, and learn why one species can fly while the other can’t.<o:p></o:p>
Episode 16: “Who’s at the Zoo, Too?” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Saturday, December 8<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="11" Minute="00">11am</st1:time> ET/ <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="8" Minute="00">8am</st1:time> PT/10am C <o:p></o:p>
Some of the Animal Kingdom’s more interesting animals are on view this week, including Cinder, the hairless chimpanzee at the St. Louis Zoo and Scooby, the maneless lion at Branson Zoo & Aquarium. Zoos are also the focus of this episode, as viewers learn why zoos display animals and how they help them survive as both species and individuals.<o:p></o:p>
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Episode 17: “By Land, By Sea, By Air” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Monday, December 10<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET & PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
Constant motion is the theme of this week’s episode, which explores how animals move on land, in the water, and through the air.<o:p></o:p>
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Episode 18: “Animals 101” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Wednesday, December 12<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET & PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
The informative episode studies animal groupings based on appearance and relative species and explores how the Animal Kingdom is classified based on features such as skeletal structure, eating habits and number of digits. <o:p></o:p>
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Episode 19: “The Biggest and the Fastest” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Saturday, December 15<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="11" Minute="00">11am</st1:time> ET/ <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="8" Minute="00">8am</st1:time> PT/10am C<o:p></o:p>
Viewers get a closer look at both the biggest animal in the world (the elephant) and the fastest (the cheetah) and learn how these and other large and fast animals thrive and survive in the wild.<o:p></o:p>
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Episode 20: “Animal Babies 2” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Monday, December 17<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET & PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
This week, viewers peek inside the nursery and see some remarkable animal babies including, horse foals, kangaroo joeys, baby porcupines, wolf cubs, water buffalo calves, hawk chicks, baby owls, and ape infants. They also learn how childhood differs within these various animal species and how the young learn to be like the adults of their species.<o:p></o:p>
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Episode 21: “The Herbivores” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Wednesday, December 19<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET & PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
Viewers journey into the world of herbivores, and study animals that only eat vegetation. “Cud chewers,” such as deer, antelopes, sheep and giraffes are also examined, as are animals not typically thought of as vegetarians, such as gorillas and giant tortoises.<o:p></o:p>
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Episode 22: “Water Birds” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Saturday, December 22<SUP>nd</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="11" Minute="00">11am</st1:time> ET/ <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="8" Minute="00">8am</st1:time> PT/10am C<o:p></o:p>
Viewers take a panoramic look at birds who are defined by the bodies of water where they live including ducks and geese, puffins and penguins, and flamingos and herons. They also learn how these birds live, as well as their physical adaptations to life in or near the water.<o:p></o:p>
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Episode 23: “Livin’ Large In The Rainforest” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Monday, December 24<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET & PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
Viewers explore the amazing array of creatures that live in the damp and fertile rainforests of the world, from monkeys, colorful birds and huge snakes and spiders to strange-looking mammals and fierce predators.<o:p></o:p>
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Episode 24: “The Hunters and the Hunted” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Wednesday, December 26<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET & PT/7C <o:p></o:p>
Viewers take an unprecedented look into the world of predators and prey animals and find out how they adapt and deal with each other.<o:p></o:p>
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Episode 25: “Chow Down!” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Saturday, December 29<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="11" Minute="00">11am</st1:time> ET/ <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="8" Minute="00">8am</st1:time> PT/10am C<o:p></o:p>
Viewers learn how the old saying, “You are what you eat,” really applies in the Animal Kingdom, as they get a fascinating look at how an animal’s diet determines not only where and how it lives, but also what it looks like. Everything from skull shape and number and kinds of teeth to neck length, tongue shape and familial relationships are closely related to what animals consume.<o:p></o:p>
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Episode 26: “The Wonderful World of Bears” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Monday, December 31<SUP>st</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET & PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
Viewers visit the various bears of the world and learn how they differ from each other, what they have in common, and their interesting close relations.<o:p></o:p>
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GALLERY HD<o:p></o:p>
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ARTLAND (Season 2)<o:p></o:p>
In its first season, ARTLAND proved that American art is perhaps the most vital, free-wheeling and diverse on the planet. Back for a second season, ARTLAND chronicles the journeys of its hosts, New Yorker Mame McCutchin and Londoner Toby Amies, as they travel cross-continent in a Jackson Pollock-inspired RV/HDTV studio to capture not only intriguing visual art, but the life-changing experiences that unfold during the ultimate art road trip. Each of the twelve one-hour episodes features a different leg of their journey, which began in <st1:City w:st="on">Miami</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Florida</st1:State>, and ended in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Anchorage</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Alaska</st1:State></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere - Episode 10: “Architecture” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Thursday, December 6<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET/ <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="21" Minute="00">9pm</st1:time> PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
McCutchin and Amies look back over some of the extraordinary architectural sights of <st1:country-region w:st="on">America</st1:country-region>, including Fallingwater, The Farnsworth House, Salk, The St. Louis Arch, Arcosanti, and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Trinity</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Church</st1:placeType></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere - Episode 11: “Art Collections” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Thursday, December 13<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET/ <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="21" Minute="00">9pm</st1:time> PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
McCutchin and Amies review the top twelve collections visited this season, including those featured at Dia Beacon, The Walker Art Center, The Chianti Foundation, The Museum of Bad Art, and The Des Moines Art Center. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere - Episode 12: “Only in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">America</st1:place></st1:country-region>” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Thursday, December 20<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET/ <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="21" Minute="00">9pm</st1:time> PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
In their cross-country drive, McCutchin and Amies have seen things that can only be found in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">America</st1:country-region></st1:place>. This week, they revisit the roadside attractions and oddball wonders that define <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Americana</st1:place></st1:City>.<o:p></o:p>
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CONCRETE CANVAS<o:p></o:p>
Using only chalk and his imagination, world-renowned street artist Julian Beever creates amazing 3D artwork on sidewalks. This ten-part documentary series follows the artist as he tours art capitals such as <st1:State w:st="on">New York</st1:State>, <st1:City w:st="on">London</st1:City>, <st1:City w:st="on">Paris</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Mexico</st1:country-region> and <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Los Angeles</st1:place></st1:City> and develops a 3D mural unique to each locale. The series also explores each city’s street art scene and goes underground with local street artists to discover the innovative urban art being created in inner cities around the globe. From stenciling and wheat pasting to installations and murals, the series profiles artists who, like Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat before them, use the streets as their galleries to make art more accessible to the public.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere - Episode 7: “<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">San Francisco</st1:place></st1:City>” TV-G <o:p></o:p>
Premieres Monday, December 3 at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET and PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
In this compelling episode, Beever works to recreate one of the most dramatic events in this city’s history, the 1906 earthquake, in a sprawling 3D sidewalk canvas. The local street art scene is explored in interviews with “cartoon literalist” Sirron Norris and sticker artist Dave Warnke.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere - Episode 8: “<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Paris</st1:place></st1:City>” TV-G <o:p></o:p>
Premieres Monday, December 10 at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET/ <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="21" Minute="00">9pm</st1:time> PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
In the City of <st1:City w:st="on">Light</st1:City> where pavement drawing is forbidden, Beever must find a suitable site to realize his concept – a 3D sidewalk reproduction of the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Eiffel</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Tower</st1:placeType></st1:place>. The legendary Blek le Rat, known in the 80s as “The Godfather of Stencil Art,” is also showcased in a rare interview, both in the studio and on the streets.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere - Episode 9: “<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mexico City</st1:place></st1:City>” TV-G <o:p></o:p>
Premieres Monday, December 17 at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET/ <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="21" Minute="00">9pm</st1:time> PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
In the home of esteemed muralist Diego Rivera, Beever works to create a piece that captures the natural and surrealist beauty that is <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Mexico</st1:country-region></st1:place>. This episode also takes viewers to “Just Writing My Name,” a major street art event for graffiti writers without rules or restrictions. Viewers will also meet Joshua “The Black Window” Becuho and Seher, who create optical illusions by painting holes that invite the observer into a “vestibule for an imaginary place.”<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere - Episode 10: “<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Los Angeles</st1:place></st1:City>” TV-G <o:p></o:p>
Premieres Monday, December 24 at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET/ <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="21" Minute="00">9pm</st1:time> PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
Julian beguiles scores of curious tourists, hopeful starlets and wannabe rock gods with a 3D piece that captures the glitz and glamour of the LA lifestyle, right on the Redondo Beach Pier. Also featured in this episode is Shepard Fairy, the creator of the famous underground icon, the “Obey Giant,” which can be found on street corners, stop signs and now t-shirts around the globe.<o:p></o:p>
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GAMEPLAY HD<o:p></o:p>
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Nikki the Knife<o:p></o:p>
In GAMEPLAY HD’s first foray into the “Gonzo journalism” made (in)famous by Hunter S. Thompson, Nick “Nikki the Knife” Gallucci travels to some of the best gaming events of the year – QuakeCon, the Penny Arcade Expo and Digital Life – and interviews everyone from Orcs and McFrontalot to Living Colour musicians Vernon Reid and Corey Glover. The show bubbles with youthful energy and brings viewers as close to these gamer events as possible. Gallucci has been a professional gamer since 1998, successfully competing on a national level with his team 20ID.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 1: “QuakeCon” . TV-14<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Friday, December 14<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="30">8:30pm</st1:time> ET/9:30pm PT/7:30C <o:p></o:p>
The Knife travels to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Dallas</st1:place></st1:City> to participate in “QuakeCon,” id Software’s annual event for Quake enthusiasts. Thousands of gamers from all over the world attend this event planned, set up and managed by a team of almost 1,000 volunteers. This week, viewers get the Knife’s perspective on the event often described as the “Woodstock of Gaming – a week of peace, love and rockets.” <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 2: “Penny Arcade” TV-14<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Friday, December 21<SUP>st</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="30">8:30pm</st1:time> ET/9:30pm PT/7:30C <o:p></o:p>
The Knife attends the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Seattle</st1:place></st1:City>, an event that gives equal attention to video, computer and tabletop gamers. While there, the Knife gets involved in a Rock Band demo and Battlefield 2 tournaments, and meets the “Godfather of Nerdcore Hip-Hop,” MC Frontalot.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 3: “DigitalLife” TV-14<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Friday, December 28<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="30">8:30pm</st1:time> ET/9:30pm PT/7:30C <o:p></o:p>
The Knife heads to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New York City</st1:place></st1:City> to attend DigitalLife, the consumer electronics and entertainment event designed to educate, entertain, inspire, and support adoption of the digital lifestyle. This week, viewers join the Knife as he journeye to the world of gidgets and gadgets. Once there, he meets band members from Living Colour and Big Beat Battalion and – in his free time – even plays some video games. <o:p></o:p>
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TRAILER PARK<o:p></o:p>
A monthly series from GAMEPLAY HD, TRAILER PARK brings gaming fans a double-wide dose of trailers from the top current and upcoming games. It also features specially created music videos and comedic machinima-style vignettes, spliced from gameplay footage highlights from these top titles. New episodes of TRAILER PARK premiere the first Monday of every month. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 5 TV-MA<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Monday, December 3<SUP>rd</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="30">8:30pm</st1:time> ET/9:30pm PT/7:30C<o:p></o:p>
Trailers from upcoming games: The Witcher; John Woo presents Stranglehold; Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures; Assassins Creed; Haze; Beowulf; and LocoRoco Cocorecho!<o:p></o:p>
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RAW PLAY<o:p></o:p>
This unique and innovative series presents real gameplay the way it was meant to be seen – uncut and totally unedited. It chronicles an expert player’s moves playing today’s AAA titles, reveals their successes and missteps, and gives insight into the players’ strategy and planning. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – “Ninja Gaiden Sigma” TV-MA<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Saturday, December 1<SUP>st</SUP> at 10:30am ET/1:30pm PT/9:30aC <o:p></o:p>
Ryu Hayabusa is a young Ninja whose village is attacked and whose childhood friend, Kureha, is killed. In this episode, gamers take on the role of Hayabusa, follow him to the Vigoor Empire for revenge and join in his quest for the stolen Dark Dragon Blade, a legendary sword with incredible capacity for evil. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – “John Woo Presents Stranglehold” TV-MA<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Saturday, December 8<SUP>th</SUP> at 10:30am ET/1:30pm PT/9:30aC<o:p></o:p>
This week, gamers become Inspector Tequila from John Woo's influential action film, Hard Boiled starring Chow Yun-Fat. Fascinated by a crime boss with a gripping secret, Inspector Tequila is forced to cross the line from sworn duty to bloody revenge.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – “Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion” TV-MA<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Saturday, December 15<SUP>th</SUP> at 10:30am ET/1:30pm PT/9:30aC<o:p></o:p>
In this episode, viewers watch one of Gameplay HD's expert gamers play Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion from start to finish. As they watch, they learn the gamer’s successes and failures first-hand as he navigates through the game’s treacherous challenges. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – “World in Conflict, Part One” TV-14<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Saturday, December 15<SUP>th</SUP> at 10:30am ET/1:30pm PT/9:30aC<o:p></o:p>
In the first part of a two-part series, Gameplay HD's expert gamers battle it out in Massive Entertainment’s critically acclaimed World in Conflict.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – “World in Conflict, Part Two” TV-14<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Saturday, December 29<SUP>th</SUP> at 10:30am ET/1:30pm PT/9:30aC<o:p></o:p>
Viewers follow the action to its ultimate conclusion as gamers complete their mission in Part Two of World in Conflict. <o:p></o:p>
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HDNEWS<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere - Special Report: “What <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Brazil</st1:place></st1:country-region> Knows That We Don’t”<o:p></o:p>
Airs Saturday, December 1<SUP>st</SUP> and Sunday, December 2<SUP>nd</SUP> <o:p></o:p>
<st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Brazil</st1:place></st1:country-region> is a major producer of fuel alcohol, which makes it both energy-dependent and a shining example of alternative fuel use, as vehicles must be able to burn both alcohol and gas. HDNews Special Correspondent Jennifer Santiago travels to <st1:country-region w:st="on">Brazil</st1:country-region> to find out why this South American nation can accomplish what the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">United States</st1:place></st1:country-region> can’t. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere - Special Report: “Project <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Ethiopia</st1:place></st1:country-region>: Saving The Children”<o:p></o:p>
Airs Saturday, December 15<SUP>th</SUP> and Sunday, December 16<SUP>th</SUP> <o:p></o:p>
In <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Ethiopia</st1:place></st1:country-region>’s Adwa Children’s Village, life expectancy is the lowest in the world. HDNews Special Correspondent Jennifer Santiago brings viewers the uplifting story of an American pediatrician determined to reverse that trend while seeing as many as 200 children per day. His mission is to set up a permanent clinic to help the villages surrounding the Adwa Children’s Village and serves as a shining example of philanthropy. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere - Special Report: “When The Third World Comes to <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">America</st1:place></st1:country-region>”<o:p></o:p>
Airs Saturday, December 29<SUP>th</SUP> and Sunday, December 30<SUP>th</SUP> <o:p></o:p>
HDNews reports on <st1:country-region w:st="on">Venezuela</st1:country-region>’s oil wealth and how it affects the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">US</st1:place></st1:country-region> market. Special Correspondent Jennifer Santiago travels to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Caracas</st1:place></st1:City> to see how Venezuelans live and how their mercurial leader, Hugo Chavez, is perceived in that country. She then travels to New York and Boston and speaks with residents benefiting from Chavez’s program to provide cheap home heating oil to America’s needy to learn whether Chavez’s charity here in the States is equally distributed back in his homeland.<o:p></o:p>
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THE DAVE FANNING INTERVIEW<o:p></o:p>
This provocative series offers one-on-one half-hour interviews that give new insight and a stimulating look into the work and careers of celebrated musicians. Host Dave Fanning is a legendary Irish radio DJ, renowned for giving U2 their first significant airplay and for hundreds of interviews with the world’s most famous rock n’ roll stars. This month, Fanning’s guests are former Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell, and Iggy Pop,and KT Tunstall. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere - Episode 2: “Chris Cornell” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Sunday, December 2<SUP>nd</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET/10pm PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
This week, Dave interviews Chris Cornell, best known as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere - Episode 3: “KT Tunstall” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Sunday, December 9<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET/10pm PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
This week, Dave interviews KT Tunstall, the Scottish singer/songwriter Rolling Stone magazine has described as a “folk-rock goddess.” <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere - Episode 4: “Iggy Pop” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Sunday, December 16<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8pm</st1:time> ET/10pm PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
This week, Dave interviews James Newell Osterberg, Jr., better known as Iggy Pop, lead singer of The Stooges, and arguably, one of the most important innovators of the heavy metal and punk rock movements.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – “Lifehouse” TV-G<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Friday, December 14<SUP>th</SUP> at 9pm ET/10pm PT/8C<o:p></o:p>
Alternative US rock band Lifehouse appears on this episode of SOUNDSTAGE. They perform “First Time” from their fourth studio album Who We Are as well as other hits including, “You and Me” and “Hanging By A Moment.”<o:p></o:p>
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THE THIN LINE TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
World Premiere Saturday, December 15 at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="22" Minute="30">10:30pm</st1:time> ET/ <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="19" Minute="30">7:30pm</st1:time> PT/9:30C <o:p></o:p>
This exhilarating 90-minute hi-def documentary explores the original extreme sport of downhill skiing. Beautifully shot and adrenaline-fueled, this captivating film paints an intimate picture of the people and places that have made this alpine discipline one of the most dangerous and thrilling sports in the world. Featuring historical and contemporary stories, along with stunning POV footage, THE THIN LINE includes in-depth interviews with top downhillers, including decorated Americans Bode Miller, Daron Rahlves and Picabo Street, legendary Austrian daredevil Franz Klammer, and many more. <o:p></o:p>
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NOMADS (Season 3)<o:p></o:p>
Only a select few athletes have what it takes to be extreme. Find out who they are in the third season of Nomads and live life on the edge with extreme sports athletes at the top of their games. These adrenaline junkies comb the earth for the most perfect spot, the best competition, and a place to make their mark. When they find it, they don’t leave without giving it their all, proving their worthiness to the sport they love. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 6: “The Jackson Kayak Clan” TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Friday, December 7<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="22" Minute="00">10pm</st1:time> ET/11pm PT/9C<o:p></o:p>
For the widely known and admired <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Jackson</st1:place></st1:City> family, kayaking, boating and travel is more than a job, it's a lifestyle. This week’s episode explores their extraordinary lifestyle, as well as their achievements in – and profound influence on – the sport of kayaking.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 7: “B.A.S.E. Hunting In The <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Lauterbrunnen</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Valley</st1:placeType></st1:place>” TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Friday, December 14<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="22" Minute="00">10pm</st1:time> ET/11pm PT/9C<o:p></o:p>
B.A.S.E. icon Miles Dasher leads a team of fellow jumpers on a search for a new exit point in <st1:country-region w:st="on">Switzerland</st1:country-region>'s <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Lauterbrunnen</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Valley</st1:placeType></st1:place>. Along the way, the athletes explore the countryside by train and dive into the region’s culture and quaint lifestyle.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 8: “‘The Cut’ Takes On The <st1:place w:st="on">Alps</st1:place>” TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Friday, December 21<SUP>st</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="22" Minute="00">10pm</st1:time> ET/11pm PT/9C<o:p></o:p>
Team Cannondale's elite squad, “The Cut,” journeys through the French Alps on a road trip that peaks at the “The Megavalanche,” the longest mountain bike downhill race in the world.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 9: “Wakeboard – On The Road To Boardtstock” TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Friday, December 28<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="22" Minute="00">10pm</st1:time> ET/11pm PT/9C<o:p></o:p>
Pro Wakeboarders Andrew Adkinson and Corey Bradley wrap up their season and head cross- country from <st1:State w:st="on">Florida</st1:State> to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">California</st1:State></st1:place> with friends in an episode that culminates with Adkinson defending his title at Boardstock, the final stop of the Pro Wakeboard World Tour.<o:p></o:p>
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FOCUSED (Season 4)<o:p></o:p>
The professional athletes featured in FOCUSED have been training their whole lives, not to play a game or win a trophy, but to capture amoment. Even though the world is rushing around them and their dream could end as fast as the weather changes, these athletes must be focused. Adventure sports featured this season include: skiing, B.A.S.E. jumping, kayaking, wakeboarding or mountain biking. Professional athletes appearing this season include: skiers Mark Abma, Eric Hjorleifson, James Heim and Chris Rubens; freeriders Cedric Gracia, Brian Lopes and Wayne Goss; mountain bikers Andreu and Luis Lacondeguy; and B.A.S.E. jumper Miles Dasher.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 5: “Helicopter Skiing in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">British Columbia</st1:place></st1:State>” TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Saturday, December 1<SUP>st</SUP> at 12:30pm ET/ 9:30am PT/11:30am C<o:p></o:p>
When they’re not skiing and playing in deep snow, the biggest names in freeskiing use a helicopter to work on their segments Matchstick Productions’ movie “Seven Sunny Days.”<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 6: “Freestyle Ski Jumping” TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Saturday, December 8<SUP>th</SUP> at 12:30pm ET/ 9:30am PT/11:30am C<o:p></o:p>
The heroes of freestyle ski jumping build massive jumps and advance the sport of skiing while working on their segments for Matchstick Productions’ “Seven Sunny Days.” The episode climaxes with a Whistler Jump session, a private helicopter and an epic sunset. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 7: “Kayaking in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Iceland</st1:place></st1:country-region>” TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Saturday, December 15<SUP>th</SUP> at 12:30pm ET/ 9:30am PT/11:30am C<o:p></o:p>
Three champion kayakers run spectacular rapids in the geologic wonder of <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Iceland</st1:place></st1:country-region>. In a show fans just can’t miss, the crew paddles huge waterfalls, including the current world record drop. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 8: “Mountain Biking in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Argentina</st1:country-region></st1:place>” TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Saturday, December 22<SUP>nd</SUP> at 12:30pm ET/ 9:30am PT/11:30am C<o:p></o:p>
This episode demonstrates mountain biking action at its finest, as a crew travels to film mountain bike phenoms Andreu and Luis Lacondeguy. The resulting dirt jumping footage is spectacular, as the entire Kona Klump team puts on an epic show. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 9: “Wakeboarding Radar and Powell” TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Saturday, December 29<SUP>th</SUP> at 12:30pm ET/ 9:30am PT/11:30am C<o:p></o:p>
Wakeboarding legend Parks Bonifey and his Ronix teammates rip the hallowed ground of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Radar</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Lake</st1:placeType></st1:place>, the esteemed private lake with stellar jib features. They then travel to <st1:State w:st="on">Utah</st1:State> and ride among the red canyon walls of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeType w:st="on">Lake</st1:placeType> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Powell</st1:placeName></st1:place>. <o:p></o:p>
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TREASURE HD<o:p></o:p>
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How The Best Is Done<o:p></o:p>
This new and innovative series takes viewers on the ultimate journey behind-the-scenes to learn how their favorite products – everything from the best barbeque to the most magnificent mechanical devices – are made. Each episode features a “favorite thing” and includes commentary from both the consumers who love it and the experts who make it. This month, viewers learn how the best super cars, barbeques and tuner cars are done. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 9: “Super Cars” TV-??<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Friday, December 14<SUP>th</SUP> at 8pm ET and PT/7pmC<o:p></o:p>
What if an automobile went from zero to 60 MPH in under three seconds, then from zero to 100 to zero MPH again… in under ten seconds? Viewers ready to spend a few hundred thousand dollars or completely empty their trust funds will thoroughly enjoy this week’s episode when the secrets behind the fastest, sexiest, most powerful cars on the road today are revealed. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 10: “Barbecue” TV-??<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Friday, December 21<SUP>st </SUP>at 8pm ET and PT/7pmC<o:p></o:p>
Its time for viewers to lick their fingers and smack their lips as they head to the World Championship of Barbecue. This “Superbowl of Swine” is the nation’s biggest barbecue competition and draws thousands of people who go hog wild, spending thousands of dollars to prove their BBQ is the best. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 11: “Tuner Cars” TV-??<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Friday, December 28<SUP>th</SUP> at 8pm ET and PT/7pmC<o:p></o:p>
Tuner cars run from the meticulous to the sublime. Some people customize the look or the sound, while others push them to new performance limits. This week, viewers get an inside look under the hood of tuner cars to see what makes them – and their owners – tick.<o:p></o:p>
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CLASSIC RACERS <o:p></o:p>
Share the unique experience of classic racers who time-travel to the Golden Era of car racing to experience not only the speed and noise of Glory Days gone by, but the incredible atmosphere as well. Get in the driver’s seat for the most spectacular series of international classic racing, where the most beautiful vintage racers ever built – 1950s and 60s Aston Martins, Ferraris, Maseratis, Porsches, Mustangs and Cobras – battle it out on the most glamorous original tracks around the world, including Spa (Belgium), the Nürburgring (Germany), Limerock and Laguna Seca (USA).<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 3: “Nürburgring” TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Tuesday, December 4th at 8pm ET & PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
Even inclement weather cannot deter classic racers from racing. This week, ten owners of Maserati 250Fs enter their classic cars in a race celebrating the 50th anniversary of Fangio’s epic drive to win the 19th German Grand Prix.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 4: “Laguna Seca” TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Tuesday, December 11<SUP>th</SUP> at 8pm ET & PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
This week, classic racing aficionados take a spin around the historic Laguna Seca Raceway. The historic automobile races held here pay tribute to motor racing history, historic automobiles and the people who made them. Each year, more than 375 of the finest historic race and sports cars are entered in 14 race groups that span nearly every era of motorsports history.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 5: “Lime Rock” TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Tuesday, December 18<SUP>th</SUP> at 8pm ET & PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
Classic racers speed around <st1:placeName w:st="on">Lime</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Rock</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Park</st1:placeType>, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and historic road racing facilities in <st1:place w:st="on">North America</st1:place>. Since opening in 1957, it's been "home track" to many of the East Coast's motor head population, and for the last 50 years, the 1.53-mile road course has challenged many of the world's finest drivers. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 6: “The Six Hours of Spa” TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Tuesday, December 25<SUP>th</SUP> at 8pm ET & PT/7C<o:p></o:p>
In this episode, classic car racers rev their engines on the starting grid of this famous circuit, where legendary racing drivers like Juan Manuel Fangio, Nino Farina, Alberto Ascari, Peter Collins, Tony Brooks, Jack Brabham, Phil Hill and Jim Clark won the Formula 1 Grand Prix.<o:p></o:p>
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APPETIZING ADVENTURES WITH LUKE MANGAN<o:p></o:p>
Chef Luke Mangan, one of <st1:country-region w:st="on">Australia</st1:country-region>’s brightest culinary stars, continues on his journey throughout the <st1:place w:st="on">Far East</st1:place> in an inspirational quest to find new dishes to add to his menu. His gastronomic instincts lead him to superb dining establishments as well as tiny roadside shacks to find the most delicious regional foods in <st1:place w:st="on">Asia</st1:place>. He talks with local chefs and hawkers, travels to indigenous markets to seek out rare ingredients, and then couples his experiences with his keen sense of taste and creative cooking to craft an exquisite meal at his restaurant in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Sydney</st1:place></st1:City>.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere - Episode 5: “<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tokyo</st1:place></st1:City>” TV-G Premieres Wednesday, December 5<SUP>th</SUP> at 8:30pm ET/9:30pm PT/7:30C<o:p></o:p>
In the capital city of the Land of the Rising Sun, time is money and food has evolved to cater to the busy residents of <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tokyo</st1:place></st1:City>. From the swift technique of sushi-making to local staples like Yakitori (<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Japan</st1:country-region></st1:place>’s version of barbeque), Mangan experiences fast and efficient Japanese cuisine. He also learns, with help from food guide Chef Koji of Salt restaurant, how to prepare Fugu, the deadly puffer fish. And, even though parts of this fish are poisonous, Fugu sashimi is considered a delicacy in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Japan</st1:place></st1:country-region>, so Mangan – in an offer he cannot refuse – has to give it a try. To top off his adventure, Mangan partakes in a typical feast for Sumo wrestlers – definitely not for lightweights. Back at glass, Mangan’s guests sample a bit of the <st1:place w:st="on">Far East</st1:place> in the inspired Japanese fare he has prepared for them.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere - Episode 6: “<st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">South Korea</st1:place></st1:country-region>” TV-G Premieres Wednesday, December 12<SUP>th</SUP> at 8:30pm ET/9:30pm PT/7:30C<o:p></o:p>
In <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Seoul</st1:City></st1:place>, Mangan lives like a king by indulging in 14<SUP>th</SUP> century Korean royal court cuisine. Next, in an interesting change of pace, the chef uncovers the nutritional benefits of <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Korea</st1:place></st1:country-region>’s most renowned pickled vegetable, kimchi, in the misty countryside on the outskirts of the city. Mangan then heads behind closed doors with Korean food writer Sung to learn about the 20 different ingredients – sourced from all over <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Korea</st1:place></st1:country-region> – used to create the popular staple, bimbimbap. Finally, Mangan attempts to prove his skills as a chef after learning a special cutting technique used on <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Korea</st1:place></st1:country-region>’s expensive Galbi beef. Will he make the cut? After concluding his trip with the hearty traditional Korean drink over soju, Mangan returns to glass to create a variety of “Seoulful” dishes for his guests. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere - Episode 7: “<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Manila</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Philippines</st1:country-region></st1:place>” TV-G Premieres Wednesday, December 19<SUP>th</SUP> at 8:30pm ET/9:30pm PT/7:30C<o:p></o:p>
The chef stirs the pot in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Manila</st1:City></st1:place> where he learns the secrets to creating the country’s national dish, Sinigang Na Bangus – milkfish in sour broth. Then it’s time to prepare pork inihaw, a dish with an unusual marinade, 7Up®. Finally, Mangan visits food journalist Reggie’s home for a cookout in the garden, where they prepare pork adobo, a local favorite typically eaten with sweet baby bananas. Back home, Mangan’s guests decide if his Philippine cuisine reigns supreme and earns a place on the glass menu. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere - Episode 8: “<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Mumbai</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">India</st1:country-region></st1:place>” TV-G Premieres Wednesday, December 26<SUP>th</SUP> at 8:30pm ET/9:30pm PT/7:30C<o:p></o:p>
The chef keeps things spicy in Mumbai, the birthplace of Bollywood. During a walk down the city’s spice street, Mirchi Gauli with Chef Joy, he learns about the variety of spices typically used in Indian cuisine. Soon, Chef Joy has Mangan frying spices in the streets, leaving the chef feeling a like a true superstar when curious on-lookers gather round. <o:p></o:p>
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FULL FRONTAL FASHION: <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">LOS</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">ANGELES</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">SPRING</st1:placeType> <st1:placeName w:st="on">2008</st1:placeName></st1:place> TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
World Premiere Monday, December 3<SUP>rd</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="21" Minute="30">9:30pm</st1:time> ET/ <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="22" Minute="30">10:30pm</st1:time> PT/8:30C<o:p></o:p>
Host James Aguiar heads west and takes LA Fashion Week by storm. Viewers get a first look and listen as Aguiar interviews designers and top models, learns what the leading fashion editors think about the new collections, and gets the latest buzz from celebrities in the front row.<o:p></o:p>
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Full Frontal Fashion: Best of Spring 2008<o:p></o:p>
Viewers get ready for the fashion industry's biggest names to spill their secrets and share their choices for the top three collections for Spring, 2008. <o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 1 “Best of Spring 2008: Tim Gunn“ TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Monday, December 17<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="21" Minute="30">9:30pm</st1:time> ET/ <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="22" Minute="30">10:30pm</st1:time> PT/8:30C<o:p></o:p>
In tonight’s episode, Bravo TV’s “Project Runway” Judge Tim Gunn, who, in his spare time, is Chair of the Department of Fashion Design at New York City’s Parsons The New School for Design, shares his thoughts on the top three Spring 2008 Collections.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 2 “Best of Spring 2008: Hal Rubenstein” TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Tuesday, December 18<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="21" Minute="30">9:30pm</st1:time> ET/ <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="22" Minute="30">10:30pm</st1:time> PT/8:30C<o:p></o:p>
This week, In Style Magazine’s Fashion Director Hal Rubenstein offers his opinions about the top three Spring 2008 Collections.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 3 “Best of Spring 2008: Leon Hall TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Wednesday, December 19<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="21" Minute="30">9:30pm</st1:time> ET/ <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="22" Minute="30">10:30pm</st1:time> PT/8:30C<o:p></o:p>
Tonight, viewers learn what <st1:place w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:place> insider Leon Hall thinks are the top three Collections for Spring 2008.<o:p></o:p>
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World Premiere – Episode 4 “Best of Spring 2008: Michael Fink” TV-PG<o:p></o:p>
Premieres Thursday, December 20<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="21" Minute="30">9:30pm</st1:time> ET/ <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="22" Minute="30">10:30pm</st1:time> PT/8:30C<o:p></o:p>
Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Director Michael Fink dishes on his three favorite Spring 2008 Collections on tonight’s episode.<o:p></o:p>
 

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