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December, 2012
Arranged by date of first airing


Glacier Park's Night of the Grizzlies.        
On the night of August 12, 1967, grizzly bears in Glacier National Park killed two young women and severely mauled one man. For everyone involved, it remains an unforgettable night of crisis, intense fear, bravery and, ultimately, grief. This dramatic and tragic story, and how it eventually influenced the fate of the grizzly bear in the continental United States, takes center stage in the historical documentary. Archival material, photographs, re-creations and gripping on-camera interviews with survivors, witnesses, family members, journalists and biologists, provide a complete account of those events. Veteran film and television actor J.K. Simmons (Law and Order, Juno, Up in the Air, The Closer) narrates.
Airs Monday 12/3 at 9:28pm, repeats Friday 12/7 at 1:30am  
 

Boom! Behind The Bakken        
Because of advanced new technology, a second oil boom has hit Western North Dakota and Eastern Montana. This Bakken formation has impacted more than just the oil industries. Towns around the Bakken oil formation are experience sudden growth in population. This program features those besieged by these new changes as well as those who are capitalizing on the oil boom.
Airs Thursday 12/13 at 7pm, repeats Monday 12/17 at 3am, Thursday 12/20 at 5am  
 

Montana Journal    Home Grown   (No. 1401 )
Most people associate the local food movement with smaller businesses and farmer's markets. Can this concept work on a larger scale? This program examines two Montana local businesses and two Montana public institutions to see how they incorporate local food into their operations.
Airs Saturday 12/15 at 5pm, repeats Sunday 12/16 at 10:30am  
 

Montana Ag Live    Montana Long-Term Care Partnership Insurance   (No. 3804 )
What is the Montana Long-Term Care Partnership Insurance program? Marsha Goetting, Extension Ag Economist, answers this question and others.
Airs Sunday 12/16 at 11am  
 

11th & Grant with Eric Funk    Christmas Favorites   (No. 706 )
Featuring traditional and original music, musicians from across Montana return to the studio of 11th & Grant performing their Christmas favorites. Host Eric Funk plays piano alongside Jack Taylor on the acoustic bass and Mike Gillan on the drums as the "house band. " Other performers returning are Jake & Jeni Fleming, Elizabeth Croy &Julie Gosswiller, Kelly Roberti, MJ Williams & Ann Tappan, Don Stone, Jeremy Morton, Kris Klone, Tim Drackert & Julia Yates and Ashly Holland.
Airs Thursday 12/20 at 7pm, repeats Saturday 12/22 at 4:30pm, Saturday 12/22 at 10:08pm, Monday 12/24 at 2am, Tuesday 12/25 at 9pm, Thursday 12/27 at 3am  
 

Maps: Finding Our Voice        
The MAPS students are at it again. Join alumni and current students on an intimate tour of who MAPS really is -- the students and their creative forces. Get an insider's look at the people of MAPS and the creative work they produce in the Bitterroot Valley. MAPS is an after school media arts program that provides free media arts education to Bitterroot Valley high school students. The students will take the audience on a whimsical tour of MAPS and the creative chaos behind it all.
Airs Sunday 12/23 at 10:30am  
 

Building Bridges: Back to Ireland        
In 1997, 12 young men and women from Ireland and Northern Ireland came to western Montana to work on Habitat for Humanity projects while learning how to deal with their cultural, political and religious differences. In 2010, MontanaPBS traveled to Ireland to tell the stories of five of the original 12 workers and how their lives have changed since their great adventure in Montana.
Airs Thursday 12/27 at 7pm, repeats Saturday 12/29 at 4:30pm, Monday 12/31 at 3am  
 

Business: Made In Montana    Outdoor Edition   (No. 2001 )
This episode features the following businesses: Mystery Ranch, Bozeman; LB Snow, Missoula; North Star West Inc., Antique Powder Rifles, Superior; Schnee's Boots, Bozeman; Hart's Motorsports & Dyno, Lolo; and 5 Cord Manufacturing, Missoula.
Airs Thursday 12/27 at 4am  
 

Backroads of Montana    Coming Home   (No. 122 )
In this episode we accompany the Shakespeare in the Parks troupe to Birney, the smallest community to host their tour; visit Kremlin-Gilford for its last homecoming parade; plant a special tree with a group of Girl Scouts in Great Falls; and walk an interpretive trail near Hamilton that tells the story of Lewis & Clark from another perspective. Produced by KUFM-TV/MontanaPBS, UM-Missoula.
Airs Saturday 12/29 at 5:30pm  
 

Joseph Kinsey Howard: A Life Outside The Margins        
A journalist and historian, Joe Howard was one of the most influential and controversial figures in Montana during the 1930s and 40s. He worked to draw attention to the social, political and economic struggles of the state. Still, his role in Montana's cultural development may have been his most significant contribution.
Airs Sunday 12/30 at 10:30am  
 

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