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KQED 9: Saturday, December 20, 2014

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Saturday, December 20, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#20260H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#33253H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5423H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 am
    KQED NEWSROOM [#210B] Latest on Ride Services, Covered California Reaches Out, 'The Future Starts Here'
    The Latest on Ride Services
    Even if you don't hail rides using smartphone apps, you've probably read or seen stories about them. Companies like Uber and Lyft have transformed the transportation ecosystem over the past five years. Uber, by far, is the biggest, and continues to expand at breakneck speed. It's now in 53 countries and more than 250 cities, and boasts 1 million rides each day.

    But all this growth has spurred controversy. Privacy, safety, surge pricing and driver compensation have all become hot-button issues in the on-demand ride service industry. The traditional taxi industry in San Francisco has taken a big hit from the ride-sharing competition, but that may soon change as new apps for on-demand taxi service enter the market.

    Guests:
    • Sachin Kansal, Flywheel
    • Susan Shaheen, UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Center
    • Michelle Quinn, San Jose Mercury News

    Further Reporting:
    What the "Sharing Economy" Costs Workers

    Covered California Reaches Out
    We're now in the middle of open enrollment for the second year of the Federal Affordable Care Act. The state's health insurance marketplace, Covered California, aims to enroll 1.7 million more people by the end of February. That would be half a million more than the number enrolled last year. Scott Shafer hears from KQED State of Health blog editor Lisa Aliferis to talk about how it's going and what lies ahead.

    Further Reporting:
    More Covered California coverage from State of Health

    Tiffany Shlain, 'The Future Starts Here'
    Bay Area native Tiffany Shlain made a name for herself in the world of high-tech culture as the founder of the Webby Awards in 1996. She's been on the scene ever since and has added writer, public speaker, filmmaker, wife and mother to her resume. Her latest project, "The Future Starts Here" is an AOL series that explores the positive and negative impact of technology on our lives, and ways to manage it. The second season of the Emmy-nominated series is currently on AOL.

    duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 2:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#913H] Dragon Rouge Restaurant, Marnee Thai and Butterfly Restaurant Revisit three Asian-themed restaurants from the Check, Please! Bay Area archives: Ristorante Ideale, La Mediterranee and La Ciccia. duration 25:11   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Deborah Voigt and John Rhys Soprano Deborah Voigt and acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for a Christmas concert of holiday favorites. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 4:00 am
    First Silent Night "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. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Spark! [#705H] Marshall, Hoyle, and LEVYdance Spark joins renowned visual artist Kerry James Marshall as he creates new murals in the atrium of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Like much of Marshall's work, the murals will explore racial identity, urban experience, and the impact of the Civil Rights movement. Then, Dan Hoyle, son of famed Bay Area circus performer Geoff Hoyle, works on a new one-man show. Entitled "Right?," it's based on his travels across small-town and rural America, and the people he met along the way. Next, Ben Levy and his modern dance company, LEVYdance, collaborate on a new work based on a previously untold family history. duration 28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Charlie Rose - The Week [#222H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Skinny Gut Vibrant You with Brenda Watson More than 100 million Americans suffer from frequent digestive disorders and over 65% are overweight or obese. New York Times bestselling author and digestive expert Brenda Watson, CNC, discusses the solution in this program. Discover the newest science showing that the gut bacteria is different between overweight and lean people. Learn how balancing your gut bacteria, the most overlooked weight-loss secret today, can change your profile to that of a lean person resulting in weight loss and vibrant health. A game-changing program that can help people finally lose weight and keep it off for good. duration 1:52:15   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Great Railway Journeys of Europe Historian and archetypal Englishman Julian Davidson travels from the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, sampling the delights of some of the most dramatic and fascinating railway journeys in Europe.
    In Norway he explores the capital Oslo before boarding the superfast intercity express train towards Bergen. This takes him high into the ice fields, crossing the highest point of any European railway. He takes a detour onto on one of the most spectacular pieces of track anywhere in the world called the Flamsbana, and then continues on to Bergen where he visits the home of composer Edvard Grieg.
    Vienna is Julian's next port of call where he tours the world famous Ringstrasse and Shonbrunne Palace, discovering the facts behind the staggering wealth and achievements of Emperor Franz Joseph's Austro-Hungarian Empire. Hopping onto one of Austria's advanced Railjet passenger trains, he is whisked high into the Alps and the breath-taking mountain line known as the Semmering pass. After a brief stop, he continues on to the end of the line in the beautiful Italian coastal town of Trieste. Glasgow is the second city of Scotland and the start of Julian's journey north into the Western Highlands and 400 years back in time to learn of feuding kings and fractious clans. He visits the ancient town of Fort William where he climbs aboard "The Jacobite," a lovely old steam train which takes him on a line recognizable for being the "Hogwarts Express" in the Harry Potter film series. He ends in the port of Malaig, hopping off point for the Western Isles.
    duration 1:24:57   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Return to Balance: A Climber's Journey A deeply stirring, visual and emotional experience, combining the rare talents of world-renown rock climber Ron Kauk, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Sterling Johnson, and the musically gifted Jeff Ball Ensemble. The program examines the life of climbing legend Ron Kauk, who, through imagery and inspiring narration shares insights and stories of his life of climbing in Yosemite. As Ron shares his way of life, he strives to awaken us, in his own ingenious way, to our connection with the natural world and our responsibility to preserve it.
    The program features the stunning work of Director-Cinematographer Sterling Johnson. Every shot reveals the stark beauty of Yosemite's seasonal landscape, and places the viewer in the scene. The visual experience is simply breathtaking - a unique work of art, presenting Yosemite in its best light. The program has also become a perfect venue for the work of Jeff Ball, who makes the Native American cedar flute come alive, with sounds that are haunting, inspirational, and not to be missed.
    duration 1:28:31   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1325H] French Sweets, Refined and Rustic Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby heads to the Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory in Brooklyn to learn all about the art of chocolate making. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Chocolate Truffles at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of cocoa powder. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best French Apple Cake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#603H] Old-Fashioned Sweet Endings Test cook Erin McMurrer shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Peaches and Cream Pie. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for rolling pins. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of pie crust. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Cream Cheese Pound Cake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#914H] Ristorante Ideale, La Mediterranee and La Ciccia Revisit three Mediterranean-themed restaurants from the Check, Please! Bay Area archives: Ristorante Ideale, La Mediterranee and La Ciccia. duration 25:49   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#211H] Grandma's Favorites In this episode, Lidia honors the Grandmothers of the family. She starts with a delicious and quick Skillet Gratin of Mushrooms and Chicken, one of her mother's favorites. As the chicken is cooking, she heads to the side dish, Celery Potatoes and Tomatoes. Joining her at the end of the show is Lidia's granddaughter, Julia to taste Grandma Rosa's Apple Cake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#116H] You Say Tomato When it is tomato season, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with the bounty. Joanne prepares a chilled tomato and Greek yogurt soup, and then teaches her student Jack the versatility of roasted cherry tomatoes, showcasing them in a lamb sirloin salad. Recipes: Chilled Tomato and Greek Yogurt Soup, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, and Lamb Sirloin Salad with Feta and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes. Student: Jack Cohen, Website Merchandising. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Fast Metabolism Revolution with Haylie Pomroy This special is designed to help people change their lives for the better. It's created for people who live in the real world with real world stresses and challenges. It's unusual because nutritionist Haylie Pomroy actually encourages people to get healthy by eating more food - not less.
    Subjects covered include: improving the efficiency of our metabolism by eating the right foods at the right time; beyond weight loss, other health benefits from revving up your metabolism; how eating more good foods, not less, can be the secret to profound and permanent weight loss; strategies for helping people when they fall off the program at parties, during the holidays, or while traveling.
    duration 1:26:56   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Victor Borge's Timeless Comedy! This special stars the legendary Victor Borge and features his funniest and most memorable skits - a truly timeless collection viewers will not want to miss! This hilarious program includes rare archival footage from the Borge family vault and makes this a program that will be treasured by families across America.
    Victor Borge began performing in public at 8 and was soon after declared a child prodigy by music critics. He made his formal concert debut at the age of 17. For 8 decades he was never out of the spotlight. Borge was celebrated and honored by kings, queens and presidents around the world. Known as "The Great Dane" of comedy, Victor was known across the world for his unique blend of comedy and music.
    Hosted by world-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman, a big fan of Borge's comedy, this special is a hilarious look at the comedy and music from the Borge archives and from archives around the globe. The program contains such classic comedy bits as the timeless "Dance of the Comedians," "Follow Me with Sergio Franchi," and routines that were recently re-discovered and not seen for more than 40 years from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Hollywood Palace and other variety programs.
    duration 1:28:29   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Aging Backwards with Miranda Esmonde-White This program provides valuable insights on combating the physical signs and consequences of aging. Scientific, yet entertaining and accessible, the special shares practical information on slowing down and potentially reversing the aging process through exercise and other lifestyle choices.
    Charismatic Classical Stretch host Miranda Esmonde-White, a former National Ballet of Canada dancer, motivates viewers to stretch and strengthen their way to feeling and looking younger. Interviews with doctors and physiotherapists, testimonials from Classical Stretchenthusiasts ranging in age from 22 to 90, and clear explanations from Esmonde-White illustrate the damage caused by a sedentary lifestyle and the benefits of exercise at every stage of life.
    duration 57:43   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#331H] On Saturday, NewsHour Weekend examines federal whistleblowers, people who are incentivized by the False Claims Act to expose misconduct in companies that do business with the federal government. Last year alone, the government and its whistleblowers recovered a record $6 billion in lawsuits that exposed wrongdoing. But some question whether the False Claims Act actually prevents fraud or merely incentivizes people with potential reward money. NewsHour's Rick Karr reports. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#702] Christmas In Vienna, Austria Christmas is observed in cities throughout the world, but the festivities in the Austrian city of Vienna are unique. Burt joins the celebration, explains the ancient history and meaning of Christmas, tours Vienna's famous Christmas markets, and discovers why we have Christmas trees. He takes us inside the magnificent castle of the Habsburg family and unravels the story of how they became the most powerful rulers in Europe by using their marriages instead of their military. We also take a look at the foods of Christmas and discover their special meanings. The program gives us a real understanding of one of the world's most popular holidays. duration 27:09   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Return to Balance: A Climber's Journey A deeply stirring, visual and emotional experience, combining the rare talents of world-renown rock climber Ron Kauk, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Sterling Johnson, and the musically gifted Jeff Ball Ensemble. The program examines the life of climbing legend Ron Kauk, who, through imagery and inspiring narration shares insights and stories of his life of climbing in Yosemite. As Ron shares his way of life, he strives to awaken us, in his own ingenious way, to our connection with the natural world and our responsibility to preserve it.
    The program features the stunning work of Director-Cinematographer Sterling Johnson. Every shot reveals the stark beauty of Yosemite's seasonal landscape, and places the viewer in the scene. The visual experience is simply breathtaking - a unique work of art, presenting Yosemite in its best light. The program has also become a perfect venue for the work of Jeff Ball, who makes the Native American cedar flute come alive, with sounds that are haunting, inspirational, and not to be missed.
    duration 1:28:31   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Great American Songbook Hosted by Michael Feinstein, this program offers a dazzling parade of American popular songs from some of the most beloved films ever made. This treasure trove of musical clips overflows with the very best of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, and many more artists. duration 1:26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    Classic Hollywood: Musicals Featuring some of the most iconic images ever recorded on film, these 5 classic Hollywood musicals - The Wizard of Oz, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Singin' in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Viva Las Vegas - will take you on a journey across the Golden Age of movie musicals, spanning the days from the Great Depression all the way to the Civil Rights Movement.
    With foot-stomping dance numbers, technicolor fantasy worlds, and soaring ballads sung by some of the world's most beloved stars, these movies still inspire audiences to laugh, love and dream - even when times are tough. But bringing a Hollywood classic to life is never easy. The Wizard of Oz director, Victor Fleming once said, "Obstacles make for a better picture," and if he's right, then it's no wonder these movies became great.
    Discover how these films overcame ballooning budgets, life-threatening injuries, inexperienced actors, dueling egos, and a declaration of war - that literally brought production to a halt - to become some of the most treasured movies in history. These films capitalized on established stars, like James Cagney showing off his song and dance skills as Broadway legend George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy; Gene Kelly dancing in the rain at the zenith of his career; and Elvis Presley teaming up with Ann-Margret to set off romantic sparks like the big screen hasn't seen before or since.
    New stars were born, too: Singin' in the Rain launched the career of 19-year old newcomer Debbie Reynolds, and The Wizard of Oz took 16-year old Judy Garland down a yellow brick road to the pinnacle of movie stardom. Perhaps most importantly, these films gave the world truly inspiring musical moments: Gene Kelly singin' and dancin' in the rain, despite a fever; a barn-raising dance number with 7 times the romance; a theme song for Las Vegas; patriotic tunes that inspired generations of young soldiers marching into war; and one little girl singing - and dreaming - of somewhere over the rainbow. Join Nick Clooney as he takes you on a journey - alongside some of our greatest movie stars - of laughter and inspiration.
    duration 57:19   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    Makers [#202H] Women In Hollywood Follow the women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players, as they influence the creation of one of the country's biggest commodities: entertainment. Hear from actress-producer-activist Jane Fonda, who at 75 is playing a sharp, sexy and powerful media mogul on the award-winning series "The Newsroom"; television powerhouse Shonda Rhimes, who created "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal"; screenwriter Linda Woolverton, who re-imagined the traditional Disney princess by making Belle (Beauty and the Beast) a self-possessed, strong-willed young woman; writer-director-actress Lena Dunham, who mines comedy and drama gold by exploring what it's really like to be a young woman today; six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close; director Nancy Meyers; and actress Zoe Saldana. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 11:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#1213H] A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing) ALL SOUL'S DAY (Poland): On her eighteenth birthday, Lena is trying to bond with her family, but as usual, they seem to be ignoring her. It also happens to be All Soul's Day, a time for contacting the dead and getting together to return to one's roots. Lena set out in search for her long-lost father. Events of the day transpire that ultimately lead her to reassess what family truly means.
    THE PARAKEETS (France): Lili, an ill young woman going through cancer treatment, is faced one morning with the sudden loss of her hair. She cannot bring herself to leave her apartment. Her best friend proposes a radical solution: to give Lili a radical makeover from head to toe. Lili agrees to be transformed. Little does she know that this makeover will fundamentally change not only her day, but also her life. When your inhibitions are the last things you have to lose, that's when freedom begins.
    duration 28:55   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#702] Christmas In Vienna, Austria Christmas is observed in cities throughout the world, but the festivities in the Austrian city of Vienna are unique. Burt joins the celebration, explains the ancient history and meaning of Christmas, tours Vienna's famous Christmas markets, and discovers why we have Christmas trees. He takes us inside the magnificent castle of the Habsburg family and unravels the story of how they became the most powerful rulers in Europe by using their marriages instead of their military. We also take a look at the foods of Christmas and discover their special meanings. The program gives us a real understanding of one of the world's most popular holidays. duration 27:09   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Return to Balance: A Climber's Journey A deeply stirring, visual and emotional experience, combining the rare talents of world-renown rock climber Ron Kauk, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Sterling Johnson, and the musically gifted Jeff Ball Ensemble. The program examines the life of climbing legend Ron Kauk, who, through imagery and inspiring narration shares insights and stories of his life of climbing in Yosemite. As Ron shares his way of life, he strives to awaken us, in his own ingenious way, to our connection with the natural world and our responsibility to preserve it.
    The program features the stunning work of Director-Cinematographer Sterling Johnson. Every shot reveals the stark beauty of Yosemite's seasonal landscape, and places the viewer in the scene. The visual experience is simply breathtaking - a unique work of art, presenting Yosemite in its best light. The program has also become a perfect venue for the work of Jeff Ball, who makes the Native American cedar flute come alive, with sounds that are haunting, inspirational, and not to be missed.
    duration 1:28:31   STEREO TVG
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    • KQED all channels, planned overnight maintenance: early Fri 12/19 midnight-6am

      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

    • KQED Plus OTA ? Optimistically planned maintenance: Fri 12/05 mid-morning

      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

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