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KQED 9: Sunday, February 19, 2012

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Sunday, February 19, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#701H] Meet Team "Tabula Rasa" and follow their first attempts at cold calling, from local restaurants to the White House, hoping to speak with Michelle Obama. They meet each other and their RV for the first time in Southern California, before heading to interview Christian Jacobs, lead singer of The Aquabats, and co-creator, writer, and director of the hugely popular Yo Gabba Gabba pre-school television show. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#402H] Shanghai Dumpling King, Caesar's Italian Restaurant, Farmerbrown This week we find small dumplings exploding with flavor - and soup - at a little neighborhood hole-in-the-wall. Next, tuxedoed waiters banter with each other as they serve up Italian tradition. You won't find trendy combinations, just solid family style dishes. Lastly, a trendy place to satisfy hankerings for sustainable, Southern comfort food with music to match and a bar serving cool cocktails. duration 26:49   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    60s Pop, Rock & Soul (My Music) Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits and Davy Jones of The Monkees host this concert spectacular featuring hits and favorites of the AM radio era. Classic songs from the decade of peace, love, and profound social change are sung by performers who represent a period of time that resonates through the generations. Includes Paul Revere & The Raiders ("Kicks"), Gary Lewis & The Playboys ("This Diamond Ring"), The Kingsmen ("Louie, Louie"), The Ventures ("Hawaii Five-O"), Question Mark & The Mysterians ("96 Tears"), and Jefferson Airplane ("Somebody to Love"). duration 1:58:20   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Joe Bonamassa Live from the Royal Albert Hall When Joe Bonamassa took the stage at Royal Albert Hall in May 2009, he fulfilled a dream he'd held since first picking up a guitar as a kid in upstate New York. The sold-out concert - fresh off the release of his #1 album "The Ballad of John Henry" - marked Bonamassa's headlining debut at arguably the most prestigious concert venue in the world. At the Hall, Bonamassa had the added honor of being joined onstage by the legendary Eric Clapton. The Times of London cited Joe's "searing excellence and showmanship," and Planet Rock said, "The sight of two of the world's best guitarists trading solos was more than a little thrilling." duration 1:26:52   STEREO
  • 4:30 am
    Brain Fitness Frontiers In this program we look once again at the London cab drivers and what happens to their brains once they begin to learn "the Knowledge," the impact of virtual reality in changing memories and dealing with pain, the ability of the brain to interface with mechanical and electronic instruments in such a way that the brain can control them without any interface by the human body. Host: Dr. Michael Merzenich. duration 1:29:01   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#104] Who Am I? It's Razzles' birthday and the others have to learn more about her so they can pick the perfect present. Plus, Pido can't stop pretending to be Super Pido. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#102H] Whale of a Squid Chris and Martin are taking Aviva's sub prototype out for a test drive when it gets sucked into a battle between a Sperm whale and Giant squid, spiraling down into the depths. The brothers want to follow, but their damaged sub can't take that kind of pressure. Aviva develops whale and squid Creature Power Suits, so the brothers can go where no sub has gone before. Science Concept: Pressure is force applied to an area. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Arthur [#1302] Silent Treatment/Kung Fool * Silent Treatment - When quiet, shy George wonders if any of his friends really notice him, he has a great idea. He's not going to speak to anyone until they notice! Well when they do in fact notice he's been feeling sad, they decide to throw him a surprise party to make him feel special. But it backfires, when they need to avoid him to plan the party!
    * Kung Fool - Fern volunteers to help an elderly neighbor, Tony Wu, with his household chores, and then discovers his past life as a Kung Fu celebrity. Suddenly she imagines herself as his student - and soon, she will be a Kung Fu master herself! But will Fern be disappointed to learn that dish cleaning and laundry folding are not really part of some special martial arts training? Or can she learn a valuable lesson in acceptance and friendship?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#442] Doing It Together! Caillou and Leo are playing with their rocket ships in the park. Rosie wants to help them build the space station but she accidentally wrecks it. At home, Caillou and Leo continue their space game and are thrilled when Mr. Hinkle gives them a cardboard box which they transform into a rocket ship. On a winter day, Dad and Caillou go over to Grandpa's with their skates. What was supposed to be a skating outing becomes a shoveling chore because of all the snow that has accumulated in Grandpa's driveway. Soon, Caillou finds a way to turn this into a game and has a lot of fun making snow castles. When Caillou and Rosie stay at Grandma and Grandpa's house, Grandpa uses pop bottles and a rubber ball to create a bowling alley in the backyard. Grandpa teaches Caillou to bowl, but when he is called inside, it's Caillou's turn to teach as he shows Rosie how to play. Caillou accidentally spills the rest of the milk before Rosie could get her cereal. She is very upset and Caillou suggests they go get some more milk at the corner store. At the street intersection, he shows Mom that he knows when it is time to cross safely. Caillou is excited when Miss Martin takes him and his friends to the park for some special activities. The rules are not easy to grasp, and the kids have a few comical mishaps in the process. Caillou discovers that you don't always have to win to be proud of yourself. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#118] Candy Counter/Curious George, Rescue Monkey * Candy Counter: Eating candy is easy, but counting and sorting it is much more difficult! George quickly learns this when he agrees to watch Cayley's candy counter for an afternoon. While trying to stack the chocolates into different shapes, they all fall over, and George can't remember which candy is what! With help from a few customers, and a little sampling, George discovers how to sort the candies by color and shape.
    * Curious George, Rescue Monkey: George is inspired to become a volunteer with the fire department when they help him get his foot unstuck from a chair. He spends the day with Andie, Stig and Stew of Rescue Squad 86 and has fun trying out all the special fire fighting tools. But when Compass gets trapped at the museum, a little monkey ends up being the best tool for the job.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#123H] Surprise Surprise/A Howling Good Time * Surprise Surprise - Try as they might, Nick and Sally just can't learn to do a somersault. Luckily Cat's friend Luis the Armadillo is the king of the roly polys! But when they find Luis, they learn that he only rolls when he gets surprised. They take turns trying to surprise him, and when they finally do, they're the ones surprised when they learn that not only can Luis roll, but he can even run underwater! Back at home, they follow Luis' advice and are now able to somersault!
    * A Howling Good Time - Nick and Sally are pretending to be lost adventurers when Sally wonders what to do if you really do get lost. The Cat in the Hat knows a wolf pup who knows all about getting lost and found! In the Hooty Howly Woods Grayson shows them how wolves howl to communicate and to find each other. Now Sally and Nick know one thing to do if they get lost - howl for mom!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#202H] Webby In Bathland Red is practicing her soccer moves and kicking up dirt, when Grandma tells her it's time for lunch. Red gives her hands a quick rinse and gets ready to chow down, but Grandma says her hands aren't clean. The super readers zoom into the story Webby in Bathland and help a brave little penguin save his beloved town from the evil Squirmy Germies who are fighting down and dirty! Red finds out it takes more than water to wash away germs Educational Objectives: To learn about good hygiene. Kids will use the alphabet and identify the letters W, A, T, E, R. Young viewers will practice the magic of spelling, learn what the word lather means, and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#212H] Don's Winter Wish/Festival of Lights When the Pteranodon family travels back to the North Pole, Don declares that it's his "winter wish" to see snow fall again. When a big blizzard comes, and even the Dinosaur Train gets snowed in, Don worries that his wish brought the blizzard. He's especially worried for his new friend, Soren Sauronitholestes, who is sitting on a nest of her eggs, out in the blizzard. But everything turns out all right: Dad explains that wishing for something doesn't make it happen, and the well-adapted, warm-blooded, feather-covered Soren successfully hatches her babies. While visiting the North Pole, the Conductor suggests that the family stop off at Aurora Borealis Station on an enormous frozen lake to see the Aurora Borealis, where the Northern Troodons celebrate a "Festival of Lights." While the kids wait for night to fall and view the Aurora Borealis, they work up an ice-skating show to entertain Mom and Dad. Everyone joins in to sing "Solstice Time is Here" and skate under the lights! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#226] Clifford's Big Heart/Cleo's Valentine Surprise * Clifford looks for the biggest and reddest Valentine's Day present for Emily Elizabeth. He first picks up a truck and then dog bone art work. He soon learns that he is the best gift!
    * The dog gang is celebrating Valentine's Day. Cleo has been hiding dog bones and red bows all around town in order to surprise Clifford and T-Bone with the best present. Yet Cleo is really hoping that her friends have gotten her something just as good. Cleo soon learns that giving is sometimes better than receiving.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#122] Grooming Gloom/The Letter * Grooming Gloom" - Jorge is excited to learn that Nina will be taking him to the Grooming Shop - until he gets some misinformation about what a grooming shop is. At first his friends try to help him find a way to get out of the experience. But Daffodil helps him realize that he should trust Nina to do what is best for him.
    * The Letter - Evan and Emily Elizabeth offer to mail a letter for Mr. Solomon on their way to buy tickets to a concert by their favorite band, the Zippers. But the kids' plans are disrupted by their own generosity and helpful nature. When they finally arrive at the park where the concert is taking place, the tickets have been sold out. But the other members of the community are so grateful to the kids for all of their help that day that they all pitch in and make sure that Evan and Emily Elizabeth attend the concert.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Nature [#2306H] Life In Death Valley It is a visual wonderland, where imposing mountains rise almost two vertical miles above sprawling salt flats, and canyons are painted in strokes of blue, pink, violet and green from sunrise to sunset. This is Death Valley - one of the most inhospitable places on the planet. Nowhere else is a landscape so exquisite yet brutal, stunning yet harsh. Here, temperatures spike into the 130s, the earth cracks like broken clay and when the hot wind blows, all anyone can taste is dust and salt. Ironically, it is water that has shaped this super-arid home of true survivors. duration 55:41   SRND51 TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson's American Journey A timely and unforgettable story about one person's commitment to integrity and human rights and his profound influence on the American judicial system. Award-winning director Abby Ginzberg's riveting and thought-provoking film transports viewers through the inspiring life and work of one of the first African-American federal judges in the US and chronicles the impact of his decisions on the lives of millions. duration 56:56   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:00 pm
    Soundtrack for a Revolution: American Experience [#2310H] This documentary tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music - the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. The music enabled African-Americans to sing words they could not say and it was crucial in helping protesters as they faced down brutal aggression with dignity and non-violence. The infectious energy of the songs swept people up and empowered them to fight for their rights. This doc is a blend of heart-wrenching interviews, dramatic images and contemporary performances by top artists, including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean and The Roots. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Not In Our Town: Class Actions This program tells the stories of a suburban California school district, a mid-western college town and a college campus in the heart of the South where people are working together to stop hate and intolerance, and activitating their communities to create safer, more accepting environments for everyone. "Not In Our Town: Class Actions" profiles local innovators -- a teacher who starts an anti-bullying program at her school, then spreads it to five districts; diverse leaders in a college town who bring students, local officials and community members together after a wave of bias attacks; and a coalition of students who take positive action when their core values are threatened. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 pm
    Inside Washington [#2344] duration 26:46   TVRE
  • 3:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3008] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2318H] February 17, 2012 NEWS PANEL
    * President Obama holds high-priced private events in San Francisco on his whirlwind campaign fundraising tour through the state. Meanwhile, critics say his $3.8 trillion budget proposal, released earlier in the week, doesn't do enough to reduce the national deficit.
    * Senate Republicans in Congress block passage of the Violence Against Women Act, while a local advocacy group for victims of domestic abuse takes aim at embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi with a billboard. Mirkarimi's trial for 3 misdemeanor charges related to domestic violence is set to start next week.
    Guests: Carla Marinucci and Rachel Gordon, both with the San Francisco Chronicle.
    CLIMATE WATCH CONVERSATION: EPA'S PACIFIC SOUTHWEST REGION ADMINISTRATOR JARED BLUMENFELD
    Climate Watch Senior Editor Craig Miller hears Jared Blumenfeld's take on the top climate change challenges for the Environmental Protection Agency in Northern California. Blumenfeld also discusses his recent visit to San Francisco's Mission Motors, an electric motorcycle company seen as a poster child for the Obama administration's focus on renewable energy and "green" jobs it creates.
    THIS IS US: MANZANAR
    February 19, 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of a dark chapter in American history; the internment of more than 110,000 citizens of Japanese descent by the US government. One of those detention centers, the Manzanar War Relocation Center, was designated a National Historic Site 20 years ago. In this profile, former Aptos resident Dr. Masako Miura shares vivid memories of her time as an internee and physician at Manzanar in 1942.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 pm
    Moyers & Company [#106H] Decoding The Campaigns We are saturated with deceptive political advertising, aided and abetted now with spending by citizens, corporations, and Super PACs that seem to know no bounds. Add to that the relatively cheap "buys" on media landscape including television, the web, print media, and social networks, and there's no place for the electorate to escape. But help is on the way. This weekend, Bill asks political communication expert and "master media decoder" Kathleen Hall Jamieson to separate fact from fiction in the national campaigns thus far. Jamieson runs the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, including the sites FactCheck.org and FlackCheck.org
    The show then moves from politics to poetry as Bill welcomes former US Poet Laureate Rita Dove, who this very week received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama. Dove served 2 terms as Poet Laureate, the youngest and the first African American to be named to that prestigious position. Through an intimate conversation and select readings, Moyers and Dove explore American history, language, culture, and ideas. They also talk about the responsibility - and controversy - that comes with editing a prestigious anthology, as Dove was recently tasked for The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry.
    Decoding the languages of politics and poetry on Moyers & Company.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#706H] Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone From the shifting faultlines of Hollywood fantasies and the economic and racial tensions of Reagan's America, Fishbone rose to become one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. With a blistering combination of punk and funk they demolished the walls of genre and challenged the racial stereotypes and political order of the music industry and the nation. Telling it like it is, the iconic Laurence Fishburne narrates this story about music, history, fear, courage and funking on the one. duration 1:25:51   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 7:00 pm
    American Masters [#2208H] Sam Cooke: Crossing Over Sam Cooke put the spirit of the black church into popular music -- creating a new sound and setting into motion a chain of events that forever altered the course of popular music and race relations in America. With "You Send Me" in 1957, Cooke became the first African American artist to reach #1 on both the R&B and the pop charts. He proved with his pop/gospel hybrid, that it was, indeed, possible to win over white teenage listeners and keep his faithful church followers intact. In combining two worlds, his constant challenge was to sing meaningful lyrics with the fervor of gospel and the romance of pop. He came closest with "Chain Gang," observed and written during the Civil Rights era and with the poignant, biting lyrics and melody of "A Change Is Gonna Come" in 1962, fashioned out of the depth of personal pain and loss. He had the courage to take an open stand against racism, refusing to perform at a segregated venue in the south and garnering the support of Dick Clark. But, at the height of his success in 1964, he was gunned down and killed in the company of a prostitute -- leaving a profound legacy filled with extraordinary talent -- and all the questions about what might have been. This documentary includes original interviews with Lou Rawls, James Brown, Sam Moore, Bobby Womack, Smokey Robinson, Mel Carter, Herb Alpert, Lou Adler and James Carter, among many others from both sides of the crossover music world, then and now. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Prince Philip at 90 The longest serving consort in British history, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has been at Queen Elizabeth's side for nearly 60 years. Over those decades he has worked with more than 800 organizations, and has been a champion of the environmental movement since its earliest days. The new American Public Television-distributed special PRINCE PHILIP AT 90 celebrates the prince's life as he approached this landmark birthday in June 2011. duration 46:23   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4207(] Downton Abbey, Series II - Part Seven In the season finale, the family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas. duration 1:59:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    ImageMakers [#910H] Marriage Is A Sentence CONVERSATION PIECE - England
    An ingenious musical, Jean notices a chip on a treasured vase. She accuses her husband. He, of course, denies it. Employing a variety of tactics, she gets him to confess. Written and directed by Joe Tunmer, the music matches every syllable of dialogue to every note from a 1966 improvised recording entitled "Conversation Piece" by cornetist Rex Stewart. Principal cast: Celia Imrie and John Henshaw.
    THIS IS CHRISTMAS - England
    The table has been set for a beautiful romantic dinner. Unfortunately,the first course includes a heaping helping of deeply buried resentment - a dish that is best served very, very cold. The next time you are invited to a Christmas dinner, be sure to try the parsnips. A black comedy written and directed by Alex Norris. Principal cast: Maggie Saunders and Colin Campbell.
    SEEDS OF THE FALL - Sweden
    Middle-aged Rolf and Eva live in a passionless relationship full of sexual frustration. Then a like a bulldozer, in fact, a real bulldozer...comes to shake up their lives forever. It's at this point that next-door neighbor Glenn comes knocking with a rather unusual offer. Welcome to the quirky, off-kilter world of writer/director Patrik Eklund. The film won top prize at the Cannes Film Festival and was short listed for a 2011 Academy Award. Principal cast: Jacob Nordenson, Anki Larsson, Daniel Rudstedt, Camilla Larsson and Svante Grundberg.
    duration 29:45   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    In The Life [#2105Z] Perpetuating Stigma duration 26:30   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3606H] Steve Martin/Sarah Jarosz Bluegrass is the order of the night with Steve Martin and Sarah Jarosz. Comedian Martin picks up his banjo with the Steep Canyon Rangers for new tunes in the old tradition. Young Texan Jarosz rewrites the bluegrass rules with her original songs and style. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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