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KQED 9: Sunday, October 14, 2012

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Sunday, October 14, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#902H] Boston - New York City The team lands at the doorstep of the MIT Media Lab, where they speak with a graduate assistant in the robotics department. Next, they talk with two women who created sOccket, a soccer ball that generates electricity, and the co-founder of Bamboo Bike Studio. The Roadtrippers also stop at the USA Shaolin Temple in New York City, where they meet founder Shi Yan Ming who is known for his super-human abilities-such as breaking rocks with his skull. They end the week meeting with Nat Paynter, director of water programs at Charity Water. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:30 am
    On Story [#202] Making Comedy Work Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld writer/producer Alec Berg and Bridesmaids director and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig pull back the curtain to show how they create comedy that resonates with us all. Followed by the hilarious short film Spit by writer/director Benjamin Hayes. Paul will never have his first kiss until he overcomes his fear of saliva. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Earth Songs Filmed over two years in some of the most pristine and beautiful places on the planet, this program is inspired by the celebrated National Geographic and BBC documentaries of recent years. Greenland, Patagonia, Hawaii, Iceland, Peru, Alaska, The Caribbean, New Zealand, and the Canadian Rockies play host to rare animals and breathtaking scenery. Featuring an enchanting musical score by Grammy Award-winning artists including Michael Hoppe, Secret Garden, Keola Beamer and Craig Armstrong, the soundtrack was arranged by Emmy Award-winning composer Brian Keane. With narration by actor Michael York, the film takes you on a journey of ageless wisdom, inspiring poetry and stunning footage of Mother Earth at her finest. duration 58:10   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Dark Passage [#1042] Film noir thriller starring Humphrey Bogart as an inmate convicted of murdering his wife. After escaping from prison in order to prove his innocence, he undergoes plastic surgery, then hides out in the apartment of young and sympathetic artist Lauren Bacall while he recuperates. Also features Bruce Bennett and Agnes Moorehead. Director Delmer Daves (who also co-wrote the film) brings a new twist for the old plot by filming the first segment (pre-surgery) entirely from Bogart's point-of-view. duration 1:46:21   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:48 am
    Dark Victory [#1011] (1939) An heiress (Bette Davis) with only months to live embarks on a social whirl, then marries her doctor (George Brent). Also stars Humphrey Bogart. duration 1:44:13  
  • 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
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#112H] You Should Be Dancing/Batty for Bats * You Should Be Dancing - Nick and Sally are planning to put on a show for their moms, but they can't finish their dance without falling down! The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet one of the best dancers in the world, Tango a bird of paradise! With a few costume changes and a little practice, Nick and Sally are finally able to show their moms their new dance!
    * Batty for Bats - Sally and Nick are playing a game of blindfolded freeze tag but they can't seem to find each other! Luckily the Cat has a friend who is always able to find his way in the dark. He takes them to meet Zapita, a bat who teaches the kids about echolocation. Now that Nick and Sally know how to listen to find their way, freeze tag has become a lot more fun!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#102H] Daniel Visits School/Daniel Visits The Doctor Daniel Visits School - Daniel is visiting school for the first time and he's a little nervous until he learns that asking questions so that he knows what to expect is the best way to handle the anxiety that comes with new experiences. Daniel Visits the Doctor - Daniel is going to Dr. Anna for his checkup - but he is very anxious! Mom Tiger teaches him that talking about the situation will help him feel calmer, so Daniel makes a book with all the information he knows about the doctor. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#413] All Kinds of Weather Rain, sleet, sun, and snow: Caillou is amazed by all the ways that weather changes. He's nearly in a state during a thunderstorm until Dad explains what thunder is (and how to tell it's going away). Caillou also makes the best of a rainy day by splashing in puddles. And when a winter storm hits, Mom and Dad make a scary blackout into a fun indoor camping trip, complete with sleeping bags and marshmallows! Mom is making one of her special snowman cakes, which means Caillou and Rosie have to go to the shop with her to get the ingredients. Then Caillou gets lost in the shop...but it all works out fine in the end. On another day, when Caillou's kite-flying plans are defeated by rain, he creates a pirate ship in his living room. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#204] Curious George Gets All Keyed Up/Gutter Monkey * Curious George gets All Keyed Up: Betsy prepares to play the xylophone at a school concert one evening, and George, who has always been mesmerized by Betsy's music, volunteers to deliver the xylophone to Betsy's school while she goes to the beautician that afternoon. Betsy's brother Steve also promises to help, but when he becomes distracted by his videogame, they lose track of time and have to get the xylophone out the door very quickly. So George and Steve take all the keys out in a hurry - and when George gets to the school he realizes that he's forgotten what order they go in! Will George be able to fix the xylophone, or will Betsy's beautiful tunes become suddenly and horribly "out of key"? * Gutter Monkey: It's bowling night! George cheers on The Man with the Yellow Hat and then tries to get the ball rolling himself. But when George rolls, it's always a gutter ball. Back at home, George polishes the Man's bowling ball before the big tournament and it looks so good he decides to test it out on the curvy front lawn - but all of those ruts and hills can sure ruin a monkey's game! And things don't exactly look up, er, straight, when George takes it inside and discovers that a smooth surface in the dining room can spell trouble for the plates in the china cabinet. Will George be able to get the ball under control and to the bowling alley in time for the Man's competition? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#113H] Maps/Termite Towers * Maps - Nick and Sally are pretending to be pirates. The Cat takes them on a real pirate adventure by following a treasure map! They use landmarks to find their way to a real pirate treasure: parchment paper and ink pens to make their own pirate maps!
    * Termite Towers - Sally and Nick just can't seem to keep their block tower from toppling over. The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet some expert tower builders: the termites! After shrinking down to bug-size, they learn from Terry termite how to build a tower that won't wiggle and wobble. With some engineering tips from a termite, Sally and Nick can build their block tower higher than before!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#212H] Monty's Adventures In Music Town And a 1, and a 2 and a 1, 2, 3! The kids are playing in the school band, but Red doesn't know what instrument to play! The super readers soar into the book Monty's Adventures in Music Town and meet a loveable monster named Monty who has the very same problem. Will the super readers be able to help Monty pick an instrument before the big show, or will their efforts fall flat? Educational Objectives: To learn some basic music concepts. Young viewers will catch the alphabet, rhyme with OW words, find out what the word "woodwind" means, and use the power to read to change the story. duration 59:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#131H] The Wing Kings/The Big Mud Pit The Wing Kings - The Pteranodon family stretches their wings at Quetzalcoatlus Canyon, where Mr. Pteranodon flew when he was younger and nicknamed, the "Wing King." Now, the Pteranodons and Buddy meet Quincy Quetzalcoatlus and his Dad, another Wing King, a huge flying bird. Together, the two "Wing Kings" wow their kids with some sensational aerial acrobatics. The Big Mud Pit - There's big trouble at the Big Pond when Dad and Larry Lambeosaurus get stuck in the mud. Buddy and Leroy Lambeosaurus devise a plan to pull their dads out before they sink deeper into the mud! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#124] Who Me, Jealous?/A Bunny in a Haystack * Who Me, Jealous? - Mrs. Diller is babysitting her sister's puppy Susie. This house may not be big enough for both Susie and Cleo.
    * A Bunny in a Haystack - Then, Emily gets to bring home the class bunny for the weekend and Clifford has been given the responsibility of watching him. When the bunny gets out of the cage, getting him back is tough!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#105] Sock It to Me/My Toy * Sock It To Me - Daffodil feels left out when Clifford and Emily Elizabeth have a great time playing with the "sock spider." Can Clifford think up a new fun way to include Daffodil in the game too?
    * My Toy - Will Clifford and the gang understand why Jorge doesn't want to share his toy?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Nature [#3001H] Siberian Tiger Quest Chris Morgan has tracked large predators in some of the wildest and most remote places on Earth. He now embarks on his greatest challenge - to find and film the Siberian tiger living wild and free in Russia's far eastern forests. This film features the work of Korean cameraman, Sooyong Park, who spent two years in the forest tracking and filming the world's biggest cat. Park's tracking technique was very unconventional. He dug himself into an underground pit and, incredibly, waited there for weeks at a time, hoping for a glimpse of a wild tiger. Morgan adopts the same method while he shares with us firsthand the difficulty of seeing the rare Siberian tiger. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1303H] Lives Worth Living Fred Fay's life proves that one man can change the world, even though he has to lie flat on his back just to stay alive. This documentary looks at Fay's struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and the small group of dedicated activists who formed the Disability Rights Movement to drive the nation towards equal rights. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1116H] The Eyes of Me This program offers an up-close look at four teens that have lost their sight. It follows their struggles to fit in, prepare for college and live independently. This is an extraordinary peek into the world of blind teenagers where crossing an intersection, cooking a meal or navigating unfamiliar areas can be a challenge that sighted viewers never consider. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Byron Janis Story Byron Janis is considered one of the great concert pianists of the 20th century and perhaps, in American history; yet few know his story. This program recounts the musician's miraculous, unusual and inspiring life. Janis overcame every challenge - a tragic childhood accident, five hand surgeries, severe bursitis and debilitating arthritis - and today serves as an inspiration for those who have triumphed over adversity. In his own words, the legend talks about his boyhood trauma; his tutelage under the strong-willed Vladimir Horowitz; his debut at New York City's Carnegie Hall in 1948; his cultural exchange with the Soviet Union in 1960; his appearance on the Ed Sullivan Showand his 1984 performance at the White House, in which he revealed his battle with arthritis to the public for the first time. The program also features interviews with conductor Lorin Maazel, actress Marian Seldes, pianist Emanuel Ax, and Byron's second wife, Maria (Gary Cooper's daughter) and his son, Stefan. duration 56:14   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Inside Washington [#2426] duration 26:46   TVRE
  • 3:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3042] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2402H] October 12, 2012 NEWS PANEL:
    CAMPAIGN UPDATE - Thursday night's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan takes on new significance with the race remaining a tight one following last week's debate between President Obama and Gov. Romney. Meanwhile former President Clinton was in California to stump for Democratic congressional candidates and President Obama made a fundraising stop in San Francisco.
    PROPOSITIONS 34 & 36 - For the first time in more than 30 years, Californians will decide whether to abolish the death penalty, replacing it with life imprisonment without parole. Prop 34 advocates say repealing the penalty will save the state $100 million annually in the first few years. Prop 36 would revise the state's harsh 3 strikes law to impose a life sentence only when a new felony conviction is serious or violent.
    SAN FRANCISCO SHERIFF MIRKARIMI REINSTATED - Mirkarimi returned to work on Wednesday after a nearly 9-hour hearing Tuesday and a vote by 4 members of the Board of Supervisors to reinstate him. Mirkarimi was suspended without pay by Mayor Ed Lee for official misconduct after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of false imprisonment stemming from an altercation with his wife, Eliana Lopez. District Attorney George Gascon has called for the sheriff to forfeit oversight of issues related to domestic abuse in the department and efforts to recall him are already underway.
    Guests: Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle; Scott Shafer, KQED Public Radio; and Barbara Taylor, KCBS
    INTERVIEW: AWARD-WINNING HUSBAND AND WIFE JOURNALISTS LYNN POVICH AND STEPHEN SHEPARD - Povich and 45 of her female colleagues made history in 1970 when they filed the first-ever sex discrimination lawsuit against their bosses at Newsweek magazine. Her new memoir, "The Good Girls Revolt", details the inspirational story behind this milestone in the women's movement. Former Businessweek editor-in-chief Shepard's book, "Deadlines and Disruptions", chronicles his nearly 50 years in journalism and the industry's turbulent transition to the digital age.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#214H] Buckeye Roadhouse, Canto do Brasil, Udupi Palace Down-home comfort food with an elegant twist, professionally served in stately surroundings, make our first stop a destination spot. Then, Brazilian flavors take our taste buds south of the equator. The new flavors, music and dancing make this place an experience to remember. Finally, we journey west to sample Indian spices and a vegetarian menu in a place that's perfect for anyone on a budget. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#140H] Justice Not Politics * This week, James Balog, one of the world's premier cinema-photographers, explains how "the earth is having a fever." At tremendous risk to his own safety, Balog has been documenting the erosion of glaciers in Switzerland, Greenland, Iceland, and Alaska. He joins Bill to share his photos and discoveries, describing his process and transformation from climate change skeptic to true believer. Balog's soon-to-be-released film, Chasing Ice, is a breathtaking account of climate change in action.
    * Afterward, Bill explores a judicial system under partisan attack. 38 states now elect their high court judges. Over the last decade, $200 million - much of it secret and tied to partisan agendas - has been pouring into these judicial campaigns. In Florida, Pennsylvania, and Iowa, for example, justices are being targeted by radical groups that abhor judicial independence and want the courts to reflect their own political biases.
    In Iowa, a state whose judicial system has been praised for its fairness and impartiality, the political and religious Right ousted 3 justices in 2010 over marriage equality, and is now trying to take down a fourth over the same issue. But this time a bipartisan coalition called Justice Not Politics is fighting back. Its co-founders - Democrat Sally Pederson and Republican Joy Corning, each of whom served Iowa for 8 years as lieutenant governor - talk with Bill about what's at stake when justices are at the mercy of partisan passions and money in politics.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Nova scienceNOW [#601H] What Makes Us Human? Scientists have struggled for centuries to pinpoint the qualities that separate human beings from the millions of other animals who have evolved on this planet. David Pogue explores the traits we once thought were uniquely ours - language, tool-making, even laughter - to uncover their evolutionary roots. He traces some of the crucial steps that transformed cave men to accountants - and learns how much of his own DNA came from a Neanderthal ancestor. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Richard Bangs' South America: Quest for Wonder Travel writer Richard Bangs, the longtime host and writer of the Emmy-winning Adventures With Purpose launches a new series designed to re-awaken viewers' sense of wonder. This program follows Bangs as he seeks out the continent's most revered sites and natural wonders - from its bone-rattling waterfalls to its ancient, sacred citadels. He visits awe-inspiring Iguacu Falls in Brazil and Argentina; mystical, remote Easter Island deep in the Pacific; the architectural ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru; and the biologically diverse Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Call The Midwife [#103H] Jenny is placed on the district nursing roster for a few weeks, to extend her experience of community practice. During her rounds, she attends to Joe, a gentle old soldier, and a friendship forms. At the antenatal clinic, Trixie and Cynthia enroll Winnie as a new patient. In her 40s, Winnie, who thought her days of diapers and babies were long gone, seems upset by her pregnancy. By contrast, her husband, Ted, is overjoyed. However, at the baby's birth, everyone gets a little surprise. duration 55:26   SRND51 TV14
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4225#] Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - The Love that Pays the Price Lady Agnes catches the eye of charismatic American millionaire Caspar Landry, but as she and Sir Hallam look to their future, a tragic turn of events leaves their promised dreams, and a close family member, in jeopardy. Downstairs, Mrs. Thackeray makes a momentous decision that throws the running of 165 into chaos. Blanche and Mr. Amanjit continue to clash, until a heart-breaking cause compels them to reconsider their differences. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Dickens' Secret Lover When 19th century British novelist Charles Dickens was 45 years old and married with 9 children, he met Nelly Ternan, an 18 year old actress with whom he fell hopelessly in love. Thus began an ongoing clandestine relationship that he kept secret for the rest of his life. This program reveals how this very public figure kept his private life secret via Byzantine financial arrangements, meticulously planned railway journeys, networks of safe-houses and the burning of personal papers and private letters. Ultimately, the strain of his double life resulted in a premature death for the highly gifted yet deeply troubled artist. duration 48:27   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    ImageMakers [#902H] When Sparks Fly WHITE NIGHT - Canada
    What does it look like when your heart skips a beat? Set in a black and white city, this stunning film captures the precise moment of connection between two strangers attracted to each other with such magnetism that nothing can keep them apart. Director and editor Arev Maoukian shows how CGI can be used for purposes other than just aliens and robots. Love is the most amazing special effect. Principal cast: Michael Coughlan and Megan Lindley. The beautiful music was composed by Samuel Bisson.
    DIPLOMACY - USA
    The US Secretary of State and Iranian Foreign Minister don't trust each other. Their antagonistic relationship has reached a boiling point. As the diplomats dig in their heels, it falls upon their interpreters to keep the meeting on track. The art of negotiation is used creatively and humorously when politics gets mixed with mutual attraction. Written and directed by Jon Goldman. He based the film on his previous job which required translating movie scripts from French to English. Principal cast: Michelle Forbes, Navid Negahban, Omid Abtahi and Nazanin Boniadi.
    AS THE RAIN WAS FALLING - France/Belgium
    A storm breaks. A woman takes shelter under an archway where a man is also waiting for the rain to subside. Everything stops for a moment when their eyes meet. It may be raining, but the temperature starts to rise and sparks start to fly. Written, directed and produced by Charlotte Joulia. Principal cast: Laetitia Reva and Bernard Yerles.
    MOORE STREET MASALA - Ireland
    A shop clerk falls for the sexy real estate agent across the street. He sells her lunch. She steals his heart. There is only one way for him to express how he feels...we're going Bollywood! Dublin's famous Moore Street market is shaken to its core with a spectacular dance finale featuring over 300 dancers rivaling Slumdog Millionaire. Love is a big production - as if we needed proof. Written, directed and edited by David O'Sullivan. Principal cast: Deva Naidu and Anna Wilson.
    duration 27:24   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    In The Life [#2201H] Beyond The Rhetoric ITL examines the evolution of anti-gay rhetoric, and the reality beyond the spin. Then, we head to Minnesota for a look at a multi-front attack on equality in a State known as one of the country's most LGBT friendly places. duration 27:42   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3802H] Bon Iver The Grammy-winning Bon Iver performs material from its self-titled second album. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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