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KQED 9: Sunday, April 15, 2012

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.

Sunday, April 15, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#706H] The second Roadtrip begins with three friends from Stevensville, Montana. Aaron, Liz, and Autumn, Team "Poor Lazy Overachievers," want to get out of the "velvet coffin" of their small town. They begin their Roadtrip across the US in Los Angeles. Their first interview is with Kary Mullis, Nobel Prize-winning chemist and author of Dancing Naked in the Mind Field. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#303H] Capannina, Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen and Playground Contemporary decorations and a menu featuring flavors from the Isle of Capri are available at our first restaurant. The next spot keeps its menu in the U.S. but travels south for a taste of New Orleans. Then it's off to Korea for some kimchee and karaoke. duration 27:18   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#608H] Dosa, Sapore Italiano Ristorante, Gather Visit an eco-friendly spot serving innovative South Indian fare with Dosa in San Francisco. Next, Sapore Italiano Ristorante's menu tours Italy without leaving its location in Burlingame. Vegetarians and omnivores share equal status with the inspired cuisine at Gather in Berkeley. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1001H] The Golden Years THE BIRTHDAY CIRCLE - England
    Two young children defiantly claim independence in their own home, but are implored by their frustrated elders to consider external care. This unique film places mature dialogue literally in the mouths of babes making for an uncomfortable, but illuminating look at the cruel irony of aging. What results is a role reversal dark comedy of brutal honesty. Directed and produced by Philip Lepherd. Principal cast: Matthew Marsh, Orson Lepherd, Rafe Lepherd, and Rosemary Smith.
    LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT - England
    It's not everyday you fall in love, but in 70-year-old Arthur's case he can and does. When he spots Ruth in the retirement home, he knows in his heart he has finally found his soul mate. Directed by Michael Davies, the short film shows that you are never too old to fall in love. Principal cast: John Hurt, Phyllida Law, and Barry McCarthy. Love at First Sight won the top prize at six film festivals and was shortlisted for a 2012 Academy Award.
    DANNY & ANNIE - USA
    In a simple analogy, the old Brooklynite Danny Perasa says that marriage is like color TV. Once you have it, you never want to go back to black and white. He has been married to Annie for 25 years. The couple recounts their life together from their first date (on which Danny proposed) to Danny's final days with terminal cancer. This remarkable couple personifies the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people. Directed and animated by brothers Mike and Tim Rauch.
    duration 25:06   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Bullitt [#1030H] Bullitt A San Francisco police detective (Steve McQueen) gets hold of a mob-witness/corruption case and won't let go. duration 1:53:45   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:55 am
    French Lieutenant's Woman [#1031H] (1981) The relationship of two actors (Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons) in a movie production parallels that of the Victorian characters they are portraying. duration 2:03:44   STEREO TV14
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#147H] Sports Trilby gets so worn out training the dogs for Doggy Sports Day that the dogs have to help her get ready, too. When it is too rainy to play outside, Pido invents an indoor sports game for everyone to play instead. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#106H] Platypus Cafe While kayaking in Australia, Martin and Chris encounter one of the world's most unusual creatures, a platypus mother with her eggs. But unscrupulous endangered animal chef, Gourmand, plans on making the platypus eggs his next delicacy. The Wild Kratts team must use the special "sixth sense" of the platypus to save the eggs. Science Concept: Organisms use their senses to find out about their surroundings and themselves. Different senses give different information. Platypus have a special electromagnetic sense that detects objects, like food. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Arthur [#608] Rhyme for Your Life/for Whom The Bell Tolls * Rhyme For Your Life - While struggling to write a poem for his mom, Binky falls asleep and gets trapped in Verseberg... where it's a crime not to rhyme! After tangling with the big purple orange and meeting poet William Carlos Williams, Binky finally escapes this curse-but will he be able to stop speaking in verse??
    * For Whom the Bell Tolls - D.W. lost her voice! For Arthur it's a dream come true...until Mom asks Arthur to take care of D.W., and he finds himself at the mercy of a bad mime with a cowbell. Will Arthur spend the rest of his life at D.W.'s beck and call, endlessly fetching ginger ale and playing Crazy-eights?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#423] Old and New While at Grandma and Grandpa's house, Caillou looks for a special hiding place. Grandpa shows Caillou the special place his Daddy used to hide in when he was Caillou's age. Caillou is very excited about the neighborhood rummage sale until he's asked to figure out what he'd like to contribute. He's not so sure he wants to part with any of his toys. But in the end he's pretty happy with the new stuff he comes home with. When Caillou's brand new T-shirt is ruined by grape juice Grandma diverts disaster by recycling it and turning into a one-of-a-kind shirt that is tie-dyed with grape-juice star bursts. Caillou helps Mommy clean out the attic when they come across an old chest, and discover neat treasures inside. Caillou and Mom go to the library for story time. Caillou has scribbled on one of the books he borrowed, and is afraid to bring it back. Clementine's Mom who is in charge of story time cleans the book. Caillou takes home a new book and this time, he will be extra careful with it. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#504H] Trader George/One in a Million Chameleon * Trader George - George has a new hobby - collecting interestingly shaped sticks with his squeaky, rolling cart. When he encounters Allie selling fresh apple cider, he trades his cart for a gallon, but later regrets his decision. He offers to trade a jar of sauerkraut to Allie in return for the cart, but Allie already traded it to Vicki. Can George find the perfect trade for Vicki or is his cart gone forever?
    * One in a Million Chameleon - George could stay busy for hours watching Jade the chameleon--not only does she change colors, but she also has the world's fastest tongue. But when Jade escapes after George accidentally leaves her cage door open, he follows her trail right out the front door! George enlists Hundley's help, but will they be able to find a color-changing chameleon in the big city?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#119H] Thump/Squirreled Away * Thump: Nick is trying to make his mother a surprise lunch, but she keeps coming into the kitchen! If only there was a way for him to know when she was coming. The Cat takes Nick and Sally to meet his friend Twitch the rabbit. Twitch and her bunnies teach Nick and Sally how to stop, look and listen. Now Sally that can warn Nick when his mom is coming, they're able to surprise her with lunch!
    * Squirreled Away: Nick can't remember where he put his yo-yo. Cat offers to take the kids to meet his friend Bucky the Squirrel who is good at both hiding and finding things! Nick and Sally learn how to use markers to help them remember where they put things. Back at home Nick thinks like Bucky then is able to find his yo-yo!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#146Z] Hansel and Gretel: A Healthy Adventure Red and her friends are having a picnic in the park, but she has no energy to join in the fun. Could it have something to do with her unhealthy snack choices? Super Why and his friends head into the story of Hansel and Gretel to meet the equally tired and grouchy witch. They convince the witch to trade in her gingerbread house for something both delicious and nutritious - and Red learns what kinds of foods will help her go the distance so she can play with her friends for a super long time! Educational Objectives: To learn which foods taste great while providing long-lasting energy! Young viewers will play interactive alphabet games, practice the magic of spelling, and use healthy eating choices to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#207H] The Earthquake/Nursery Car * Mom takes the kids on a playdate with Tank Triceratops to the desert, where they meet a distant relative of Tank's, an early Ceratopsian named Penelope Protoceratops. The Conductor points out that Penelope lives in a part of the world that gets a lot of earthquakes, and sure enough, the kids experience their first quake with Penelope. Mom and the Conductor have prepared the kids with excellent advice about what to do in an earthquake, so everyone does fine.
    * When the family rides the Dinosaur Train, they learn that a new car has been added - a Nursery Car, with dozens of eggs in little, padded nests, attended by their expectant moms and dads. The kids watch the eggs hatch, and try to guess which hatchling goes with which dinosaur parent.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#125] Clothes Don't Make The Dog/Short-Changed * Clothes Don't Make the Dog - T-Bone gets a new sweater, but when Mac teases him about it, he gets too embarrassed to wear it. He realizes that it's not what he wears that makes others like him.
    * Short-Changed - When family friend Skyscraper Jackson visits, Emily worries that Clifford prefers the attentions of a super-tall basketball player to the attentions of a short little girl. Emily soon learns that love comes in all sizes.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#121] Moving On/Fair Is Fair * Moving On - The Sidarskys are moving to a newer mouse hole around the corner. Clifford offers to help them move the big family clock when he comes back from lunch. But on the way back, he gets distracted. By the time he gets back to the laundry room, the Sidarskys have already moved, but things are chaotic because the baby can't sleep without that clock. Clifford feels bad for not being there to help, but he makes amends by moving the clock now and restoring harmony to the Sidarsky household.
    * Fair is Fair - Emily Elizabeth and Nina volunteer to read to kids at the book fair, but problems arise when their replacements - Shun and Evan - don't show up in time.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Nature [#2412H] Dogs That Changed The World, Pt. 2 - Dogs by Design Part two examines the relationship between humans and dogs. Some working dogs are able to use their skills to perform tasks they were bred for; there are still jobs today for herders, hunters and guard dogs. But as we multiply and transform the many breeds of dogs, honing their looks and their sizes, we also change our relationship with them, and theirs with us. duration 56:10   SRND51 TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Great Performances at the Met [#602H] Don Giovanni Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart's timeless antihero to the Met for the first time. Under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage and with Fabio Luisi conducting, the production also stars Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Ramon Vargas and Luca Pisaroni. duration 2:55:39   SRND51 TVPG
  • 3:00 pm
    Inside Washington [#2352] duration 26:46   TVRE
  • 3:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3016] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2326H] April 13, 2012 NEWS PANEL:
    * California Primary: Will Republican voter turnout drop in the California June primary now that Rick Santorum has ended his bid for the GOP presidential nomination and cleared the way for Mitt Romney?
    * UC Davis Pepper Spray Report: A task force finds the highly publicized UC Davis pepper-spray incident of peaceful Occupy protestors in November "should and could have been prevented" and is highly critical of the police and chancellor.
    * Grady Ranch Project: Movie mogul George Lucas strikes back at angry neighbors in Marin, pulling his plans to build a state-of-the-art production facility in Lucas Valley and suggesting low-income housing for the site instead. Meanwhile, officials scramble to save the Grady Ranch project, saying it could bring hundreds of jobs and millions in revenue for the county.
    Guest Host: Joshua Johnson of KQED News.
    Guests: Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group; Julie Small, Southern California Public Radio; and Tom Vacar, KTVU News.
    INTERVIEW WITH YUL KWON, HOST, "AMERICA REVEALED"
    Yul Kwon in conversation with Paul Rogers about his unusual journey from the Bay Area, to first Asian American winner of the reality show "Survivor," to host of "America Revealed," the new PBS miniseries focusing on America's food, transportation, energy and manufacturing industries.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#203H] Miller's East Coast West Delicatessen, Picante, Da Flora Authentic ingredients flown in from New York, make this delicatessen a special find; while flavors cultivated from a love affair with Mexico are the inspiration at our next stop. And finally the Veneto region of Italy is the focus, with just a dab of Hungarian. duration 26:13   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#114H] An Optimist for Our Times Angela Blackwell has spent her adult life advocating practical ways to fulfill America's promise of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" for all. Now, with our middle class struggling, poverty rising, and inequality growing, the founder and chief executive officer of PolicyLink, an influential research center, finds reasons for hope in the face of these hard realities.
    This week Bill Moyers and Blackwell discuss what fuels her optimism. "I'm not discouraged, and I wouldn't even dream of giving up, because we're at a moment right now where I think we have more possibility than I've seen in my adult lifetime," Blackwell tells Moyers. "Part of what I've been feeling is that all the issues are finally on the table. So many people who are being left behind are now in places where they have voice, and influence, and they're forcing their way into the conversation."
    "America doesn't want to talk about race," she states, but says the future "is a five-year-old Latina girl. It is a seven-year-old black boy. What happens to them will determine what America looks like, and so this country, as a democracy, really cannot expect to continue to be proud on the world stage, competitive in the global economy, or having a democracy it can put forward as working in a multi-racial society if we don't invest in the people who are the future."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#402] Monumental From the moment David Brower first witnessed the extraordinary beauty of the Yosemite Valley, his life was tied to the fight to preserve the American wilds for future generations. His fiery dedication and skillful activism transformed the Sierra Club, bringing the environmental movement into the public consciousness. Monumental re-visits Brower's unrelenting campaigns to protect and establish some of our most treasured national parks and monuments. At the center of the film are the themes that absorbed Brower throughout his life and work with the Sierra Club: the spiritual connection between humans and the great outdoors, and the moral obligation to preserve what is left of the world's natural wonders from the encroachment of progress. Weaving Brower's vivid 16-mm archival wilderness footage and interviews with leading conservationists, historians, politicians, and Brower's family, Monumental is an inspiring portrait of a true American legend. By Kelly Duane. duration 58:04   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Titanic with Len Goodman In this program, Len Goodman, a judge on "Dancing with the Stars," discovers how the impact of the Titanic disaster is still felt a century after the ship sank. Goodman has his own connection to the ship. Before he was a dancer, he was a welder for Harland and Woolf. This was company that, from 1909 to 1912, built the Titanic in Belfast. Goodman worked for the same company 50 years later, at their yard in East London. To mark the centenary of the Titanic tragedy in 2012, Goodman explores the ship's 100-year legacy. He learns how for victims' families and for the survivors themselves, the sinking was just the beginning of the story. Generations later, those stories are still unfolding as Goodman meets the modern-day descendants to learn how, 100 years after it sank, the Titanic's legacy lives on. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#105H] Angela Buchdahl, Rick Warren and Yasir Qadhi Pastor Rick Warren, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and Sheik Yasir Qadhi are of three different faiths, all with complex family histories that profoundly shaped their religious beliefs. Our research of their roots unearthed a story about the spiritual foundations of this country, an unrelenting struggle to achieve our ideal of religious freedom and tolerance, but also the difficulties sometimes of holding onto one's faith and still feeling like an "authentic" American. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4210#] The Mystery of Edwin Drood An adaptation and completion of Charles Dickens' last novel left unfinished at the halfway mark at his death, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" is a psychological thriller about a provincial choirmaster's obsession with 17-year-old Rosa Bud, and the lengths he will go to to attain her. The cast includes Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters) and Julia MacKenzie (Miss Marple). duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    ImageMakers [#1001H] The Golden Years THE BIRTHDAY CIRCLE - England
    Two young children defiantly claim independence in their own home, but are implored by their frustrated elders to consider external care. This unique film places mature dialogue literally in the mouths of babes making for an uncomfortable, but illuminating look at the cruel irony of aging. What results is a role reversal dark comedy of brutal honesty. Directed and produced by Philip Lepherd. Principal cast: Matthew Marsh, Orson Lepherd, Rafe Lepherd, and Rosemary Smith.
    LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT - England
    It's not everyday you fall in love, but in 70-year-old Arthur's case he can and does. When he spots Ruth in the retirement home, he knows in his heart he has finally found his soul mate. Directed by Michael Davies, the short film shows that you are never too old to fall in love. Principal cast: John Hurt, Phyllida Law, and Barry McCarthy. Love at First Sight won the top prize at six film festivals and was shortlisted for a 2012 Academy Award.
    DANNY & ANNIE - USA
    In a simple analogy, the old Brooklynite Danny Perasa says that marriage is like color TV. Once you have it, you never want to go back to black and white. He has been married to Annie for 25 years. The couple recounts their life together from their first date (on which Danny proposed) to Danny's final days with terminal cancer. This remarkable couple personifies the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people. Directed and animated by brothers Mike and Tim Rauch.
    duration 25:06   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    In The Life [#2107Z] Becoming Me Is it a boy or a girl? Many parents learn the answer before their baby is born, and most expect their children to develop a gender identity that mirrors biological sex within their first few years. But for transgender and gender nonconforming children, gender identity unfolds throughout childhood, adolescence and into early adulthood.
    8 families with transgender and gender non-conforming children ranging in ages from 5 to 25 share their stories. With the healthy development of their children at stake, parents must confront binary perceptions of gender, widespread transphobia and controversial parenting decisions.
    duration 27:57   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3608H] John Legend & The Roots ACL presents the best of contemporary R&B with John Legend and the Roots. The innovative hip-hop collective backs the Grammy-winning soul singer on a set of 70s soul covers and originals. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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