TV Daily Schedule: KQED 9
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KQED 9: Sunday, October 7, 2012
Channels 9.1 • 54.2, 25.1 | XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.
12:02 amRoadtrip Nation [#901H] Portland - Cambridge A new team of Roadtrippers shares a desire to search for something bigger in life. Brooklyn, a self-proclaimed dreamer who left an unfulfilling job in New York City to move back in with her parents and eight siblings, hopes this Roadtrip will "jumpstart" her life. Elliott, a former high school English teacher, gets out of the classroom to explore a life around education, community and creativity. Nekeed escaped a rough childhood in Yonkers, N.Y., where he lost a brother to gang violence. Now, as the first male in his family to graduate college, Nekeed wants to define his next steps in life. At the New Skete monastery in New York, they interview Brother Stavros, co-founder of the monastery; he also works with its famous German Shepherd breeding program. duration 26:46 STEREO TVPG
12:30 amOn Story [#201] Creating Memorable Characters Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack (Out Of Africa, Tootsie, The Way We Were) and NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch discuss the inspiration behind creating classic film and television characters. Followed by the suspenseful short film The Lab by writer/director Ryan Scheer, about two young boys whose summer afternoon in the woods goes horribly awry. duration 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
1:00 amCheck, Please! Bay Area [#709H] Cafe Borrone, Wexler's and Big 4 Restaurant Cafe Borrone (Menlo Park), Wexler's (San Francisco) and Big 4 Restaurant (San Francisco) are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites? duration 26:46 STEREO TVG
1:30 amImageMakers [#1008H] Modern Times DAS TUB - New Zealand
Lost in the frozen depths of the ocean, a German submarine crew find themselves encountering objects stranger than they can fathom. The truth turns their world topsy-turvy leaving them literally and figuratively in over their heads. A satiric homage to the classic German feature Das Boot. Directed by James Cunningham.
WATCHING - England
A young man sits alone in a cafe spying on the cute waitress not knowing that he himself is being watched. When a stranger approaches him and strikes up a conversation, he is given an opportunity that could change his life forever. Opportunities present themselves for the briefest of moments. If you miss them they don't come back, but is the risk worth it? Directed by Max Myers. Principal cast: Ian Hart, Charlie Cattrall, and Susannah Fielding.
ABOVE THE KNEE - Canada
Jack's restrictive suit and tie career has never been a good fit for him. His home and love life is also in a rut. A radical shake up is in order. When he breaks the mold at work by dressing differently, all of his relationships miraculously improve and actually sets his colleagues free to also express themselves. Director, writer, and producer Greg Atkins tackles sexual politics and the tyranny of gender conformity with a wry comedic touch. Principal cast: Stephen Bogeart, Naomi Sniekus, Allen Altman, and Victoria Adilman. duration 28:09 STEREO TVG
2:00 amRain Man [#1024] (1988) Upon the death of his wealthy but estranged father, self-centered auto dealer/hustler Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) learns of his institutionalized autistic savant brother Raymond (Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman) whom he never knew he had, and who has inherited most of Dad's fortune in a trust fund. Charlie kidnaps Raymond and takes him on a road trip while trying to figure out how to wrest away the millions. The cross-country trip becomes a journey of discovery for both men. Directed by Barry Levinson, who won the Oscar for his efforts, along with Best Picture. duration 2:13:24 STEREO TVPG
4:15 amDiner [#1043] Immature buddies (Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon) regroup at an all-night diner after various escapades in late-1950s Baltimore. Cast: Steven Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon. duration 1:49:54 TV14
6:02 amRaggs [#159] Dinosaurs The dogs teach Razzles about Dinosaurs so she'll know how to dress for a Dinosaur Party. Raggs and Trilby get silly when they pretend that a new football is a dinosaur egg and Razzles and Pido believe them. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:32 amCat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#204] No Night Today/Fun in the Sun No Night Today - Nick and Sally want to keep playing, but it's getting dark. Why does nighttime have to come? The Cat knows someone who can answer that question - Astronaut Audrey! With a trip to her International Space Station and a large model of the solar system, the kids learn that it's the earth's spinning near the sun that makes it night or day. Fun in the Sun - Phew it's hot! Too hot to play outside. Not according to The Cat! His friend Hilda the Hippo knows all about having fun in the sun. A visit to Muddymoo River teaches them that hippos make their very own sunscreen to protect them from the hot sun. Now that they all have their sunscreen on, it's time for some fun in the sun! duration 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:01 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#110H] Daniel Shares His Tigertastic Car/Katerina Shares Her Tutu * Daniel Shares his Tigertastic Car - Daniel and his friends are playing together in the park. Daniel has a new toy car and struggles to share it with the others. But in the end, Daniel learns that sharing is easy when he knows he will get his special toy back
* Katerina Shares her Tutu - Daniel is playing at Katerina's house and the friends decide to perform a Jungle Dance show. Daniel wants to be a lion, while Katerina decides to be a dancing flower, but both need the same tutu for their costume. Luckily, with Henrietta's help they find a way to share the tutu and perform a grr-ific Jungle Dance show! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:30 amCaillou [#407] I Can Do It! Caillou's learning to do new things, and discovering it's okay to have help while he learns. To prove he's ready to help Dad paint the porch, Caillou paints Rosie's dollhouse first - and Gilbert, with paint-dipped paws, does some painting too! Caillou moves from renovation to recreation when Dad and Sarah teach him to play baseball; Dad teaches him to swim; and Clementine goads him into going down the big kids' slide. Mom shows Caillou how to tie his shoes but he get frustrated and stops trying. With courage and practice, he's soon able to do these things on his own. duration 28:55 STEREO TVY
8:00 amCurious George [#201] Up, Up and Away/Skunked * Up, Up and Away - A tether, a basket, and a heap of hot air: George discovers that it takes all three for a balloon to score a successful lift-off. As Mrs. Renkins demonstrates how a hot-air balloon works, George and Bill bound into the basket and they soon find themselves accidentally airborne - alone! Will Mrs. Renkins and The Man with the Yellow Hat ever catch up with the flying duo? Not before George and Bill's windy flight path carries them on quite an adventure - and toward an array of feathered friends who land on their basket. And when one of the birds gets trapped in the balloon, it gives them the idea they need to help get them down to earth.
* Skunked - There's a strange-looking cat eating George's peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But wait, it's not a cat, it's a skunk! And George is fascinated. After trying and failing to make friends with the creature several times - and being subjected to multiple baths of tomato juice after repeatedly getting "skunked" - George is relieved to get back to the city and away from all of those smelly encounters. What he doesn't realize is that he and The Man inadvertently brought along their new "friend" in a picnic basket - and that one little skunk is about to wreak a whole lot of havoc in a certain apartment building. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:30 amCat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#132] Stripy Safari/Wool Stripy Safari - Nick and Sally set off on a safari with The Cat in the Hat to find all kinds of stripes. Along the way, Sally and Nick discover that stripes mean different things to different animals - the stripes of Jake the coral snake tells other animals to stay away, and Zelda and Zoran's zebra stripes help them to identify each other. And best of all, Cat discovers that his stripes are just right for him! Wool - Nick wants to learn how to knit a scarf like Sally, but they've run out of wool! A visit to Finola's Farm is the perfect place to get more. The Cat, Nick and Sally have fun helping Finola get the wool from Feleecia the sheep and then turning it into yarn. Now Sally can teach Nick how to knit his own scarf! duration 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
9:00 amSuper Why! [#158Z] The Ugly Duckling: Becoming A Swan Pig is too big for his bed and his sneakers are pinching his feet - what is going on? The superhero readers zoom into the story of The Ugly Duckling: Becoming a Swan, and meet a little guy who is experiencing growing pains of his own. Super Why and his friends help Duckling accept himself as he is while Pig learns an important lesson about the benefits of getting bigger. Educational Objectives: To learn about getting bigger. Young viewers will build the alphabet and identify the letters B, I, G, N, E, S, and T. They'll also 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 amDinosaur Train [#127H] Iggy Iguanodon/Shiny Can't Sleep * Iggy Iguanodon - The Pteranodon family continues their World Tour and meets Iggy Iguanodon, a funny chap who shows them his unique way of walking while leading our family to some white cliffs where Dad is very excited to fish and dine!
* Shiny Can't Sleep - Shiny gets homesick while the Pteranodon family is away from home on their World Tour. She cannot sleep, so Mr. Pteranodon takes her around the Dinosaur Train and they observe the train at night and the activities of various nocturnal creatures. duration 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
10:00 amClifford The Big Red Dog [#119] Fluffed Up Cleo/Team Spirit Fluffed Up Cleo - When Cleo wins the esteemed honor of Fluffiest Dog of Birdwell Island, it's all she can talk about! Clifford and T-Bone bear with the new star, but it takes a lot of patience. When Cleo gets a dose of her own medicine from Mac, she learns that bragging all of the time can be boring - it's okay to be proud of an accomplishment, but be careful to be respectful of others. Team Spirit - After Jetta tells Vaz that his poor soccer skills are holding back their team, Vaz tries to sit out the rest of the game. In the end, both Jetta and Vaz learn that being part of a team is more important than winning games. duration 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
10:30 amClifford's Puppy Days [#214] Valentine Schmalentine/Sweethearts Dance * Valentine Schmalentine: Clifford and Daffodil get very competitive over who can make EE the best Valentine's Day gift of all. In the end, they realize she would have loved whatever they gave her, because she loves them.
* Sweethearts Dance: EE's excitement over the Father/Daughter-Mother/Sondance at the Community Center turns to anxiety when she realizes she and her dad have to dance in front of a crowd. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
11:00 amGreat Performances at the Met [#614H] Wagner's Ring Cycle - Gotterdammerung Siegfried and Brunnhilde's love is torn apart by the curse of the ring. A trio of scheming humans separates the two heroes in a desperate attempt to steal the ring for themselves. Their villainous plan fails, but they succeed in murdering Siegfried. Heartbroken, Brunnhilde takes the ring and leaps into the hero's funeral pyre, causing a global cataclysm and the twilight of the gods. Conducted by Fabio Luisi. Starring Deborah Voigt (Brunnhilde), Wendy Bryn Harmer (Gutrune), Waltraud Meier (Waltraute), Jay Hunter Morris (Siegfried), Iain Paterson (Gunther), Eric Owens (Alberich), Hans-Peter Konig (Hagen). duration 4:54:32 SRND51 TVPG
4:00 pmTHIS WEEK in Northern California [#2401H] October 5, 2012 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: The presidential candidates hit the campaign trail with Gov. Romney picking up momentum after his strong debate performance Wednesday night. President Obama returns to the Golden State this weekend with a fundraising stop in the Bay Area on October 8.
CALIFORNIA CONGRESSIONAL RACES: While California is not expected to be in play for the presidential election, there are several close congressional races here that could tip the scales for control of the US House of Representatives.
BROWN ON BILLS: Gov. Brown signed a flurry of bills over the weekend - ranging from immigration to corporate taxation - and wielded his veto pen to make a case for Proposition 30, a measure that would raise additional taxes to prevent further cuts in public education.
PROPOSITION 33: Prop 33, also on the November ballot, would allow insurance companies to set prices based on a driver's history of insurance coverage.
Guests: Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle; Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group; Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee; and Tom Vacar, KTVU.
ESTA SOLER INTERVIEW - Mother of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994:
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Belva Davis interviews Esta Soler, founder of San Francisco-based Futures without Violence. Soler has been a leader in the international movement to prevent violence against women and children, and was recently honored by the San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium for her work. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE
4:30 pmCheck, Please! Bay Area [#213H] Sonoma-Meritage Martini Oyster Bar & Grill, Cajun Pacific Restaurant & Catering, House of Prime Rib Cocktails, wine, fresh seafood and game are the dining foundation of restaurant number one this week. Then, at restaurant number two, the flavors of Louisiana spice up the table in a tiny spot near the Ocean. Lastly, at restaurant number three, the menu brings new meaning to the phrase: 'Where's the beef?' duration 27:01 STEREO TVG
5:00 pmMoyers & Company [#139H] Hispanic America's Turn According to the 2010 census, the number of American Hispanics grew 43% in the last decade to over 50 million. By 2050, Hispanics are projected to number 132 million and represent 30% of the population. As that population evolves, so does their political power. A new report by the Pew Hispanic Center shows that since 2008, America's Latino voting population has grown 22% since 2008. But what are the cultural and political implications of these now well-understood statistics?
This week, Bill goes beyond the numbers with two of our nation's most popular and influential journalists: Univision's Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas. Univision, a Spanish-language US television network, has the largest audience of Spanish-language television viewers, according to Nielsen ratings.
Ramos, says The Washington Monthly, is "the broadcaster who will most determine the 2012 elections," while The New York Times calls Salinas "the voice of Hispanic America." In a candid and comprehensive discussion, Ramos and Salinas discuss their responsibilities both as reporters and representatives of their culture, their aggressive journalistic approaches to both President Obama and Governor Romney, and their strong takes on immigration issues that mean so much to a potentially decisive voting bloc in 2012.
"We are changing the face of America. It's not black and white anymore. We're changing the way we eat. We're changing the way people dance, the way people speak. And we're changing the way people vote." Ramos tells Bill. "No one can make it the White House now without the Hispanic vote - that's completely new."
This year, Ramos and Salinas received the Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award - the first Hispanics ever to earn the honor. duration 56:46 STEREO TVG
6:00 pmRare This documentary follows an inspiring and extraordinary mother in a race against time as she unites a group of isolated people from around the world in a quest to cure her daughter's rare genetic disease. Together, they discover that community, laughter and hope are some of the greatest therapies.
When Donna Appell learned that her baby daughter Ashley suffered from a rare genetic disorder that would kill her in 30 years, she was told there were less than 30 people in the US who had been diagnosed with it and no one knew where to find them. Realizing that no one was going to help cure "just one child," Donna set about forming an advocacy group and harnessing the internet to gather as many patients as possible who suffered from Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS), which includes albinism, blindness, a bleeding disorder and often a fatal pulmonary fibrosis.
Filmed with intimate access over 3 years, as the clock ticks and the stakes get higher, this film follows Donna and her advocacy group as they travel to Puerto Rico and throughout the US in a race to fill a drug trial they hope could prolong her daughter's life. Along the way we become part of a sweet love story when Donna's daughter Ashley falls for an earnest young man who has the same fatal disease. duration 55:58 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:00 pmNature [#2609H] Kilauea: Mountain of Fire Kilauea, on Hawaii's Big Island is the world's most active volcano. Its latest eruption began in 1983 and it hasn't stopped since. Since that time it has created 544 acres of new land and has consumed 200 homes. But as we watch nature's own fireworks display and witness the devastation wrought by flowing lava, we've also been able to observe a process that's central to life on these islands. The most spectacular moment of creation is when lava pours into the ocean creating new land and it is here that filmmaker Paul Atkins finds himself getting a shot few have ever filmed - the cataclysmic meeting of 2000 degree lava and 75 degree ocean water - a sight to behold. duration 55:46 SRND51 TVG
8:00 pmCall The Midwife [#102H] As Jenny Lee settles into her role, there is a new arrival at Nonnatus House - Chummy. A welcome pair of extra hands, Chummy sets about showing her worth, but her overwhelming desire to please and her inability to ride a bike prove obstacles in gaining the respect of Sister Evangelina. Meanwhile, a chance encounter with Mary, a pregnant young runaway, forces Jenny to see an unfamiliar, darker side of life. duration 55:26 SRND51 TV14
9:00 pmMasterpiece Classic [#4224H] Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - A Faraway Country About Which We Know Nothing As 165 Eaton Place reopens its doors, two new arrivals make their mark. Sir Hallam's forthright aunt, Blanche, disrupts life upstairs, while feisty new maid Beryl struggles to adjust to life in service. Meanwhile, Lady Agnes' concern for her children reveals a dark secret about Mr. Pritchard. Sir Hallam's preoccupation with Nazi Germany leads him into dangerous waters, and a chance meeting unlocks a hidden desire. duration 53:17 STEREO TVPG
10:00 pmSound Tracks: Music Without Borders A global musical adventure that combines the thrill of today's dynamic music scene with the power of social change. Host and Emmy Award-winning newsman Marco Werman and a savvy team of reporters bring you behind-the-scenes stories about the power of music to touch our hearts and shake things up. Explore the world. Embrace new artists. Connect through music. Segments include: "Jazz Ambassador" Wynton Marsalis. "Shakin' the Tree" Youssou N'dour. "Into the Mystic" Julie Fowlis. "Global Hit" Of Monsters and Men. Four exceptional artists in live performances and revealing interviews show how music is changing the world. duration 56:46 SRND51 TVPG
10:58 pmImageMakers [#912H] All American Shorts I GOD OF LOVE - USA
Meet Raymond Goodfellow, a multi-talented artist who combines lounge singing with his champion dart throwing ability. He has fallen head over heels for his bass player, but she's in love with the guitarist. His prayers are answered, or so he thinks, when he receives a package of passion-inducing darts. Writer/Director Luke Matheny's film won the 2011 Academy Award for best Live Action Short. Luke attended NYU Film School. Principal cast: Luke Matheny, Marian Brock, Christopher Hirsh, Emily Young and Miguel Rosales.
BLUE BOY - USA
Every summer morning 17 year old Kenny rides his bike to the wealthier part of town to his job as a lifeguard. Invisible to the moneyed moms and socialite girls who populate the country club, Kenny spends his work hours stoned and fantasizing about the women around him. One in particular has caught his eye. After an act of heroism brings them together, he finds himself at her house and he decides to act on his daydreams. Based on a short story by Kevin Canty. Directed by UCLA film student Alex Jablonski. Principal cast: Jordan Thompson and Simone Kessell.
CHICKEN HEADS - USA/Palestine
A prized sheep goes missing from a poor farmer's land. His eleven year old son is the only one who knows what happened. Young Yousef learns a harsh lesson when he tries to cover up the truth. Written and directed by Columbia University film student Bassam Ali Jarbawi. Principal cast: Qusai Abu-Eid, Mohammad Abu-Eid, Atef Al-Akhras and Hussein Nakhleh.
BUNNY - USA
A na?ve young boy ventures into a rough part of town to retrieve his stolen pet bunny. Understanding and forgiveness are big words when you're a little child. Writer/director Robert Snow offers a gritty, touching and uncompromising look at class differences in a tough Philadelphia suburb. Robert attended Columbia University Film School. Based on a true story. When the filmmaker was 8 years old, someone stole his rabbit. Principal cast: John Barbieri, Scott Clark, Griffin Hyde, Brooke Hoover and Natalie Toth. duration 1:00:59 STEREO TVG
12:00 amAustin City Limits [#3801H] Radiohead Alt rock icon Radiohead takes the ACL stage. The band performs songs from its Grammy-nominated LP The King of Limbs. duration 56:46 SRND51 TVPG