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KQED 9: Thursday, May 3, 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.

Thursday, May 3, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18093] (original broadcast date: 05/02/12)
    * Seth Jones of the Rand Corporation on his book "Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al Qaeda since 9/11"
    * Steve Coll of The New Yorker and President of the New America Foundation on his book "Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power""
    * Charles Simonyi, Founder of Intentional Software Corporation on his book "A Cultural History of Physics"
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31218Z] More people went back to work last month, but job creation is slowing down. Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh has a look at what's to come. Corporate America is falling back in love with dividends. New York Correspondent Suzanne Pratt explains why companies are being so "generous." The Chesapeake Energy CEO ran a $200 million hedge fund, on the side. Anchor Tom Hudson has an update on concerns about a conflict of interest. It's the time of the year when broadcasters sell their fall shows to advertisers. New York Correspondent Erika Miller looks at how much competition they're getting from the web. Finding dividend paying stocks in unusual places. "Street Critique" guest Eric Teal reveals his picks to Anchor Tom Hudson. Social networking on the farm. Midwest Bureau Chief Diane Eastabrook has an overview of how it's changing the way farmers do business. Why when you save money, it might be for more than just a rainy day. "On My Own Two Feet" author Manisha Thakor explains why. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    QUEST [#602H] Pump It Up: Heart Health Special Report Investigate the number one cause of death in America, heart disease, which kills close to 600,000 people each year - more than die from cancer, car accidents or AIDS. Meet a teenager trying to lower her risk; a heart attack patient and the team that saved her life, and a researcher working to one day rebuild a damaged heart from the inside out. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#2702#] Born Wild: The First Days of Life The most important moment of an animal's life is its birth. It emerges from dark safety to find anxious parents clucking or mewing. The first hours are some of the most dangerous. The strongest emotions animals feel are between parent and child. This film follows the birth and first day, from marmoset to moose, to elephant and gorilla. It is a film of miniature drama and huge spectacle, and comes to some surprising conclusions about ourselves. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Nova [#3806H] Smartest Machine On Earth What's so special about human intelligence and will scientists ever build a computer that rivals the flexibility and power of a human brain? Nova takes viewers inside an IBM lab where a crack team has been working for nearly three years to perfect a machine that can answer any question. The scientists hope their machine will be able to beat expert contestants in one of the USA's most challenging TV quiz shows -- Jeopardy, which has entertained viewers for over four decades. This program presents the exclusive inside story of how the IBM team developed the world's smartest computer from scratch. Now they're racing to finish it for a special Jeopardy airdate in February 2011. They've built an exact replica of the studio at its research lab near New York and invited past champions to compete against the machine, a big black box code - named Watson after IBM's founder, Thomas J. Watson. But will Watson be able to beat out its human competition? duration 54:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    America Revealed [#104H] Made in the U.S.A. This episode examines how American industry creates, whether it's a simple cardboard box, a sleek new car, a jumbo jet or a tiny silicon chip, and how supply and demand, manufacturing and assembly are interconnected. duration 53:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Global Voices [#303] China Blue duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#204H] Love Its Puppy Love Day (Valentine's Day) and Razzles wants to find an extra special way to show her friends how much she loves them. All the dogs explore different ways to express love for their friends. < br />Pido loves his new surfboard so much he does everything with it, except surfing. But when he accidentally breaks it, the other pups show Pido the best way to love a surfboard is to actually use it to catch a wave. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#121H] Falcon City The Kratt brothers are itching to fly with the world's fastest animal, the Peregrine falcon, which can hit top speeds of 240 mph. But their efforts are side-tracked when the rest of the Wild Kratts team challenges them to find the falcon in the city instead of in the wild, and Chris' Creature Power Suit is accidentally activated with Pigeon Powers ! But then they discover that Zach is sending his Zachbots to clean off a building that has a peregrine falcon nests with chicks! Martin and Chris must activate their Peregrine falcons powers and harness the force of gravity to pull off a high flying creature rescue! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Arthur [#1502] I Wanna Hold Your Hand/Whistling in the Wind * I Wanna Hold Your Hand - During a shopping trip to the mall, Binky gets caught doing the uncoolest of all the uncool things in the world -holding his mom's hand! But wait-did George really see that or is that Binky's worst fear? Because now won't everyone think that big bad Binky Barnes is a big baby?
    * Whistling in the Wind - Everyone knows the Tibbles are exactly the same. They look the same, they act the same, they even have the same number of hairs on their heads. So if they are supposed to be exactly the same, why can Tommy whistle while Timmy can't? Does this mean one twin is better than the other or just different?
    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 [#210] Curious George, Plumber's Helper/Curious George Takes a Hike * Curious George, Plumber's Helper: George is bored with all of his bath toys so he brings some new ones into the tub with him. What he doesn't realize is that not all toys float, and when he drains the water some of them spiral down the drain and cause a clog. So it's Mr. Auger, Plumber Extraordinaire, to the rescue! George loves to watch Mr. Auger work, and for being an adoring fan, George gets a few plumbing lessons from the professional. The next time the drain is clogged, George thinks he can fix the problem by himself - only he forgets to tighten the pipes and soon water is overflowing all over the apartment building!
    * Curious George Takes a Hike: Bill and the Man with the Yellow Hat are excited for their big hike. Bill is looking forward to collecting leaves and the Man wants to do nature drawings for his art class. George doesn't find any of these activities to be very exciting and longs to see some real action - which he gets when Bill and the Man fall off a small cliff, get stuck on a ledge, and need George to go find help. George needs to use the Man's numbered drawings of the landmarks they passed along the way, to try and find his way back to the Ranger Station for help. But will he be able to find the Man's beloved Yellow Hat which blew away?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#102H] I Love The Nightlife/Oh Give Me A Home! * I Love the Nightlife - Nick wants to stay awake all night. Good thing the Cat needs help finding his most favorite hat that he lost in the forest of Wagamaroo! The Cat takes Nick and Sally on a nocturnal adventure, along the way meeting a variety of animals who stay up all night!
    * Oh Give Me a Home! - Nick has a super duper special shell and Sally wants one too! The Cat in the Hat takes them to a beachside adventure where they meet Tucker, a hermit crab who is also looking for a new shell because he's grown too big for his. An under the sea fashion show gives both Tucker and Sally super duper special shells!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#103Z] Humpty Dumpty Poor Pig is stuck at the tippy top of his brand new slide, and is afraid to come down! The Super Readers fly into the Humpty Dumpty book to find out how he'll get down from that wall. All the King's horses and all the King's men may not be able to help Humpty, but the Super Readers can! In the process, everyone learns a lesson about giving encouragement. Educational Objectives: To learn about facing fears. Other educational goals are to play with the alphabet and match the letters A, L and R, practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#113H] Hootin' Hadrosaurs!/Hatching Party * Hootin' Hadrosaurs! - Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don meet Perry Parasaurolophus, a dinosaur with a crest on his head who teaches them a new way to hoot some hip music.
    * Hatching Party - Buddy, Tiny and Mrs. Pteranodon attend an egg hatching party and meet their friend Cory Corythosaurus's new brothers and sisters.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#202] Fan Mail/Hooray for Cleo * Fan Mail: Clifford's Big Idea: Believe in Yourself. Emily Elizabeth writes a fan letter to her favorite pop star and discovers - with the help of Mr. Bleakman - that sometimes wishes do come true. (Literacy episode.)
    * Hooray For Cleo - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Honest Cleo withholds information and makes everyone think she's a beachball playing star.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#212] Heroes and Friends/The Cookie Crumbles * When I Grow Up - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Respectful. When Jetta hears that Charley wants to be a Martial Arts Master when he grows up, she gives him a hard time about it. But Jetta soon learns that everyone's dreams are valuable and worthy.
    * Not Now, I'm Busy - Clifford's Big Idea: Help Others. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone go to KC's house to visit him, but K.C. tells the gang he's too busy to play and Cleo feels slighted. Later, when the dogs walk by K.C.'s house and see K.C.'s owner reading to him, Cleo's hurt is compounded. Eventually the dogs learn that K.C. is moving to the island to be an assistance dog. The dogs learn that even though sometimes friends aren't always available, they're still friends.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4300H] Jack Grows His Own Beanstalk Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk comes along Sesame Street and tells Leela and Telly he has a problem. He only has a cow, but he needs a beanstalk! He knows he's supposed to trade the cow for something but doesn't know what. Leela gives him a clue-he needs to find something that grows in the ground. Jack quickly returns with a duck. But ducks don't grow in the ground! Leela gives Jack another clue-to find something that rhymes with "jeans." Jack comes back with a tambourine in each hand. "Tambourine" rhymes with "jeans" but tambourines don't grow in the ground. They're musical instruments. Jack becomes discouraged and is convinced he is never going to be able to grow a beanstalk. Leela gives him one more clue- he needs to look for something little. He trades the cow in and comes back with a handful of beans. They match all the clues- beans grow in the ground, rhyme with jeans, and they are little. Hooray! Jacks found something that turns into a beanstalk. Leela shows Jack how to plant the beans in the garden. She covers the beans with soil, waters the beans, and lets the sun shine down. Suddenly, a huge beanstalk shoots up out of the ground. Telly, Leela, and Jack sing about the greatest green beanstalk that ever grew! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#18093] (original broadcast date: 05/02/12)
    * Seth Jones of the Rand Corporation on his book "Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al Qaeda since 9/11"
    * Steve Coll of The New Yorker and President of the New America Foundation on his book "Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power""
    * Charles Simonyi, Founder of Intentional Software Corporation on his book "A Cultural History of Physics"
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1207H] A Latin Celebration Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to authentic Peruvian Roast Chicken. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for vertical roasters. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of brown rice. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make perfect Black Beans and Rice at home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#120] Roasts of Veal and Lamb First is a Roast of Veal with Wild Mushrooms, Braised Endive, onions and white wine - the aromas just fill the kitchen. Second is a delicious Leg of Lamb, hip bone removed, studded with garlic on a ragout of white beans and pancetta, onions, mushrooms and thyme. And, not only are you shown how to prepare these dishes, but Jacques then demonstrates, step-by- step, how to carve and serve them. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2593Z] Tavis talks with The Office star Ed Helms. The actor-comedian-writer reflects on his role in the hit comedy The Office and his 3rd annual L.A. Bluegrass Situation. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#16124] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10320H] Chinese Dissident Wants To Come To The US * Daily Download: Hashtags *Space: The Final Frontier * Broken Government? * "The Scream" Sells For $120 Million duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#18124] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Curious George [#210] Curious George, Plumber's Helper/Curious George Takes a Hike * Curious George, Plumber's Helper: George is bored with all of his bath toys so he brings some new ones into the tub with him. What he doesn't realize is that not all toys float, and when he drains the water some of them spiral down the drain and cause a clog. So it's Mr. Auger, Plumber Extraordinaire, to the rescue! George loves to watch Mr. Auger work, and for being an adoring fan, George gets a few plumbing lessons from the professional. The next time the drain is clogged, George thinks he can fix the problem by himself - only he forgets to tighten the pipes and soon water is overflowing all over the apartment building!
    * Curious George Takes a Hike: Bill and the Man with the Yellow Hat are excited for their big hike. Bill is looking forward to collecting leaves and the Man wants to do nature drawings for his art class. George doesn't find any of these activities to be very exciting and longs to see some real action - which he gets when Bill and the Man fall off a small cliff, get stuck on a ledge, and need George to go find help. George needs to use the Man's numbered drawings of the landmarks they passed along the way, to try and find his way back to the Ranger Station for help. But will he be able to find the Man's beloved Yellow Hat which blew away?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#102H] I Love The Nightlife/Oh Give Me A Home! * I Love the Nightlife - Nick wants to stay awake all night. Good thing the Cat needs help finding his most favorite hat that he lost in the forest of Wagamaroo! The Cat takes Nick and Sally on a nocturnal adventure, along the way meeting a variety of animals who stay up all night!
    * Oh Give Me a Home! - Nick has a super duper special shell and Sally wants one too! The Cat in the Hat takes them to a beachside adventure where they meet Tucker, a hermit crab who is also looking for a new shell because he's grown too big for his. An under the sea fashion show gives both Tucker and Sally super duper special shells!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#136H] A Bat in the Brownies When a little brown bat crashlands into a plate of Jimmy Z's famous brownies, Martin and Chris out set out to convince Aviva, Jimmy Z and Koki that bats are nothing to be afraid of. With bat activated Creature Power Suits, the bros follow join their new friend on a nocturnal fly about, and the entire crew must come to the rescue when the bat colony's roost is destroyed by a lightning bolt. In the end the Wild Kratts crew "goes batty," as they gain a new appreciation for bat ecology, predators and insects and echolocation, and learn to love bats. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10320H] Chinese Dissident Wants To Come To The US * Daily Download: Hashtags *Space: The Final Frontier * Broken Government? * "The Scream" Sells For $120 Million duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#31219Z] People were shopping in April, but not as much as retailers hoped. New York Correspondent Erika Miller looks at what's behind the spending slowdown? If you're looking for a job, go to Omaha, Nebraska. Midwest Bureau Chief Diane Eastabrook explains what's behind their healthy economy. Natural gas supplies could be going down. Anchor Tom Hudson talks to an oil trader about what's next for energy. It's the "Sneaker Wars." Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh examines whether we're saving American jobs or just overcharging consumers. Facebook's IPO is expected to make some new millionaires. Silicon Valley Correspondent Robin McElhatton looks at how the influx of wealth will affect the region. Does higher education need to be re-designed? That's what the Lumina Foundation's Jamie thinks, find out why. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#702H] Bay Wolf, Green Chile Kitchen and Back A Yard Caribbean-American Grill Bay Wolf, Green Chile Kitchen and Back A Yard Caribbean-American Grill are the restaurants selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Perilous Fight: America's World War Two In Color [#101] Infamy (1919-1942) Opening with some of the earliest color motion picture images ever filmed - of a victory parade in Paris at the end of World War I - the first episode takes viewers from the years leading up to the outbreak of World War II through the Nazi invasion of Poland that triggered the joint British and French declaration of war on Germany to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway. Among the many scenes captured in color footage are life in Depression- era America; huge Nazi rallies in pre-war Germany; the sinking of a British merchant ship six weeks into the war and the rescue effort mounted by a passing American vessel; civilian refugees streaming along the roads of occupied France; the devastation at Pearl Harbor as photographed by a Navy film unit working for Hollywood director John Ford; and the U.S. victory over the Japanese at Midway - the decisive sea battle of the Pacific war. duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 9:00 pm
    Perilous Fight: America's World War Two In Color [#102] Battlefronts (1942-1944) The second episode covers the years 1942 to 1944, from the massive buildup of the country's military and industrial capabilities to preparations for D-Day. Among the many scenes captured in color are the mobilization of women and African Americans on the industrial home front and in the military; the internment of Japanese Americans; training of African-American aviators at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute; the horrors of the Warsaw Ghetto; and the boarding of troops onto landing craft bound for Normandy, scene of what was to be the largest amphibious invasion in history. duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 10:00 pm
    Secrets of the Dead [#904H] Japanese Supersub Spring, 1946. Ten months after the end of World War II, an explosion rocked the Pacific off the coast of Hawaii. America had just destroyed one of Japan's most advanced weapons systems. But this was no belated attack against the defeated Japanese. Rather, it was an attempt to keep an advanced, top-secret submarine out of the hands of the Russians. What was this sub and where had it come from? This program investigates, revealing the startling story of Japan's successful creation of a technological masterpiece-an aircraft carrier submarine that could blow up the Panama Canal, reach the US main land undetected, and unleash panic-inducing air attacks on American civilians. How close did Japan's secret sub come to attacking America? And how did America's own top-secret super-weapon put an end to the Japanese threat? duration 54:47   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1321H] Circo The Ponce family's hardscrabble circus has lived and performed on the back roads of Mexico since the 19th century. But can their way of life survive into the 21st century? "Circo" (Circus) portrays the Ponce family circus as it struggles to make a living off its artistry, sweat and wit against the backdrop of Mexico's collapsing rural economy. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18094] (original broadcast date: 05/03/12)
    * Dame Judi Dench on her latest film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    * Edward Luce of The Financial Times on his book Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent
    * Corinne Narassiguin, Socialist candidate to represent the United States and Canada in the French Parliament
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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