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KQED 9: Wednesday, October 24, 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.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18217H] (original broadcast date: 10/23/12)
    * a look at the future of foreign policy with Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor; David Ignatius of The Washington Post; Michael Mazarr, Professor of National Security Strategy at the US National War College; and General Jim Jones, former US National Security Advisor < br />* Dexter Filkins of The New Yorker on his article 'Atonement' about returning Iraq veterans
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31342Z] Questions about earnings and the economy make investors edgey and that slams Wall Street stocks. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with S&P's Alec Young. They say big things come in small packages. NBR's Ruben Ramirez take a look at the much-anticipated iPad mini. And, is a deal in the works to solve the Fiscal Cliff? NBR's Darren Gersh dissects President Obama's surprise promise in last night's debate. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    Spark! [#205] Frontiers of Dance Spark explores the frontiers of the dance world with some of the Bay Area's most innovative choreographers and performers.
    * Butoh artist Ledoh - The Bay Area has become a flourishing center for butoh, a modern dance of darkness that originated in post-war Japan. Spark goes into rehearsals with veteran butoh dancer Ledoh, as he uses this contemporary Japanese form to explore the ancient, agrarian roots of his Ka-Ren ancestry in Burma.
    * AXIS Dance Company's Dust - AXIS Dance Company has a long history of delivering performances that stun and delight, combining the work of dancers with and without physical disabilities. This season marks the world premiere of a new work by well-known choreographer Victoria Marks called Dust, a provocative choreo-portrait of AXIS that challenges the viewer's assumptions about each of the performers. Spark is backstage throughout the process, from first tentative improvisation to opening night.
    * The Art of Poi - At the Crucible, an industrial arts center in Oakland, dance teacher Belva Stone instructs her students in the art of poi, an ancient fire dance first practiced by the Maori people of New Zealand. Swinging fiery balls on cords, students struggle to overcome their fears and spin fire.
    duration 25:59   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War This film tells the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, exploring how in October 1962 the earth teetered on the very brink of nuclear holocaust. The documentary brings to life the three central characters John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev, and explores how the world's most powerful men fell into an abyss of their own making and what courage and luck it took to climb out again. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Secrets of the Dead [#1201] The Man Who Saved The World This program follows the drama and debate that surrounded the most critical point in the Cold War, and perhaps human history. While politicians desperately sought a solution to the stand-off, nobody was aware what was happening beneath the waves but the men on the B-59. The crew could only watch as their superiors entered a battle of wills that would determine the fate of humanity. The story of what happened that fateful day remained hidden for decades, only emerging in Russia in recent years. Now these events will be known to the world. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline [#3021H] Climate of Doubt Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What's behind this reversal? Frontline correspondent John Hockenberry, of PRI's The Takeaway, goes inside the organizations that fought the scientific establishment, environmental groups, and lawmakers to shift the direction of debate on climate issues and redefine the politics of global warming. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 am
    Frontline [#2806H] The Card Game As credit card companies face rising public anger, new regulation from Washington, and a potential perfect storm of economic bad news, Lowell Bergman examines the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy. In a joint project with the New York Times - a follow-up to the Secret History of the Credit Card - Bergman and the Times talk to industry insiders, lobbyists, politicians and consumer advocates as they square off over new regulation and the possible creation of a consumer finance protection agency. How are the credit, debit and pre-paid card industries repositioning themselves to maintain high profits under the new rules? The stakes couldn't be higher as many fear the consumer loan industry could be at the center of the next crisis. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#106] Sharing It's Puppy Pirate Sharing Day! Instead of sharing, Raggs eats all of Pido's Surprise Pie and tries to cover it up by filling it with his building blocks. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#124H] Secret Super Digger/Pucker Up and Blow * Secret Super Digger - Sally is trying to grow a flower for her mom, but it just won't grow. Time to see Finola! At Finola's Farm, she introduces Cat, Sally and Nick to her secret super digger - Diggery the earthworm. Diggery shows them how plant roots need water air and compost, which Diggery helps to make. Sally's flower is sure to grow once she gets some of her own secret super diggers to help!
    * Pucker Up and Blow - Nick and Sally are trying to whistle but they just can't seem to get it right! The Cat takes them to visit his friend, Rocky the Winter Wren, who is an expert whistler. Rocky, and his son Ricky, offer this advice: if you want to whistle, start with one note and practice.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#112H] Fruit Picking Day/Daniel Is Big Enough to Help Dad Fruit Picking Day - Daniel and his friends are enjoying a Fruit Festival in the Enchanted Garden. Prince Wednesday grows upset because his big brother Prince Tuesday can pick the highest fruit off the tree branches, but he can't. He wishes he wasn't so little! Then, when the festival-goers spot a very special magical golden pear on the ground, Prince Wednesday is the only one little enough to reach it. Daniel is Big Enough to Help Dad - Dad Tiger is building a playhouse, and Daniel wants to help out. Daniel is frustrated that he is not big enough to use the grown up tools. Dad Tiger shows Daniel that there are things he can do to help that he's just the right size for. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#425] Getting The Message When Mom is busy on the phone all morning and doesn't have time for Caillou he feels very left out of things. He plays with his toy phone and then talks to Grandma on the real phone. He likes talking on the phone--it makes him feel very grown up. Caillou learns there are many different ways to communicate. He makes friends with Robbie, a deaf boy he meets in the park, and learns how to communicate using sign language. After getting caught in the rain, Caillou looses his voice, but manages to find other ways to communicate until his voice comes back. Caillou wants to be taller like his friend Jim and tries to think of a way to grow faster. Mom and Dad measure him on his growth chart and show him he has grown a whole inch since last time, but that's just not enough. Later when a plumbing problem requires someone small to help out, Caillou finds out there are some benefits to being just his size. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#602H] George Buys A Kite/Train of Light * Curious George Buys a Kite - After a gust of wind destroys their kite,George and Bill are determined to buy the Ultimate Kite on display at Ada & Luke's country store. Luckily, Bill & George's Excellent Job Service finds enough work to keep their weekend schedule filled with money making chores--until rain prevents the duo from completing their outdoor tasks. Can their precise schedule be rearranged to do the inside chores while it's raining and complete the outdoor tasks when it's sunny or will Bill and George's Excellent Job Service go out of business?
    * Train of Light - During a trip to Mabel's Department Store, George helps wrap presents, watches himself on TV, rides the escalator, and becomes fascinated by a lamp that casts a shadow of a moving train onto the wall. When George tries to leave the store, the door is locked and the lights shut off. George is trapped inside, so he gets to work creating his own signature lampshade that he hopes will grab the attention of the Man with the Yellow Hat. Will George's plan work or will George be spending the night in the store?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#126H] Blue Feet Are Neat/A Little Reef Magic * Blue Feet Are Neat - Nick and Sally are trying out their new blue rubber boots but they keep getting stuck in the mud! Cat knows just who can help them - Buster, the Blue-footed Booby bird. Buster is only too happy to show them how his wide, flat blue feet help him move easily over the muddy shore. With Cat's help to make their boots wide and flat, Sally and Nick can now walk across the mud without getting stuck - just like Buster!
    * Reef Magic - Nick has difficulty learning a "disappearing" magic trick, when who should appear but The Cat in the Hat! He takes Nick and Sally to the coral reef of Scoobamareen. There they learn that distraction is a great way for some sea creatures to hide themselves from other fish who might be looking for a bite to eat. Back at home, Nick and Sally use what they learned to make their stuffed panda disappear!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#136] The Stars in the Sky Princess Pea wants to play in a rainbow, but her mother says it simply can't be done! So the Super Readers soar into the story The Stars in the Sky and accompany a little girl named Ella with a big dream of her own! As the Super Readers climb higher and higher they begin to wonder - will they play with the stars, or merely wish on them? Educational Objectives: To learn about the fun of fantasy, follow the alphabet, practice spelling skills and use the power to read to change the story and save the day! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#211] Haunted Roundhouse/Big Pond Pumpkin Patch Dad takes the kids on a special Night Train to Troodon Town, where the Troodons have decorated their Roundhouse into a "haunted house" for a spooky party. The kids end up meeting a strange new nocturnal creature - a mammal named Vlad Volaticotherium, who was hiding in the roundhouse trying to get some sleep. The Pteranodon family learns more about the customs of their neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, when they are invited for the first time to accompany them to the Big Pond to celebrate "Gourd Day" - a kind of Mesozoic Halloween. The kids see their first pumpkins, and Larry Lambeosaurus even shows our family how to hollow them out and carve faces into them. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#135] Jetta's Tall Tale/The Big Fetch Jetta feels a twinge of jealousy when the other children make a fuss over Emily Elizabeth's wonderful big pet Clifford, so she blurts out a story about her own wonderful big pet a huge parrot named Lulu. But the little lie quickly grows into a big mess, forcing Jetta to dress Clifford up as a bird to keep the lie from being exposed. Her conscience finally makes her do the right thing and she apologizes for having created the lie in the first place./ Vaz is new at being a paperboy and is struggling with getting the papers onto people's doorsteps. Cleo steps in and discovers that she can earn treats by helping out! She recruits Clifford and T-bone and together they enjoy helping Vaz out and getting treats. But before long Cleo has forgotten about the helping out part and is only concerned with getting treats. Clifford and T-bone help her rediscover that helping for its own sake is its own reward. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#116] My Blanky/with Friends Like You * My Blanky: Emily Elizabeth tells Nina that she still sleeps with her baby blanket. Later, Nina inadvertently shares this information with Shun. Soon, everyone knows about Emily Elizabeth's "blanky." When she discovers this, Emily Elizabeth is upset with Nina, but Nina doesn't understand why she should apologize when Emily Elizabeth never explicitly told her that this information was a secret. With Evan's help, Nina learns that confidences between friends really shouldn't be broken and she apologizes to Emily Elizabeth.
    * With Friends Like You: Jorge, in an attempt to retrieve a ball from the other side of a fence finds himself stuck. His friends try to get him out but Clifford comes up with an idea that does the trick. Jorge is so indebted to Clifford he vows to repay him and, as a result, bombards Clifford with kind favors and words. At first, Clifford enjoys this special treatment but, pretty soon, Jorge's acts of gratitude become overwhelming. Clifford helps Jorge learn that helping your friends is an implicit part of any friendship.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4309H] Practice Makes Proud Elmo is ready to play basketball. He has his special basketball shirt to wear, his special basketball to play with, and a healthy snack to give him energy. Abby appears and says that she can be Elmo's fairy godmother and help him with all sorts of stuff. Elmo begins playing basketball but keeps missing the hoop. This happens a few times, and soon Elmo gets frustrated. As Elmo's fairy godmother, Abby turns the basketball into a magic ball, and when Elmo throws it to the basket, it goes in! He throws the ball again and again, and scores every time! Elmo is happy that he keeps getting the basketball in the hoop, but he feels like he is missing something. Leela passes by and helps Elmo figure out what feeling he is missing. To do this, she asks Abby to turn the magic ball back into a regular basketball. Leela gives Elmo some pointers about how to play basketball. Elmo doesn't score a basket right away, but after much practice, he scores! He did it all by himself and feels proud, the feeling he was missing all along. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#18217H] (original broadcast date: 10/23/12)
    * a look at the future of foreign policy with Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor; David Ignatius of The Washington Post; Michael Mazarr, Professor of National Security Strategy at the US National War College; and General Jim Jones, former US National Security Advisor < br />* Dexter Filkins of The New Yorker on his article 'Atonement' about returning Iraq veterans
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1121H] Grilled Pork Chops and Ribs Host Christopher Kimball visits Boston's famous East Coast Grill to learn about Memphis ribs from BBQ expert Chris Schlesinger. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make Memphis-Style Barbecued Spareribs on a home grill. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his favorite new grill gadgets. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the Best Charcoal Grill-Smoked Pork Chops at home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs [#111] Jeremiah Tower Jeremiah Tower owns and runs Stars in Manila, Philippines. From his home kitchen, he grills Young Chicken marinated in Fresh Herbs served with a warm Vegetable Salad, prepares Poached Chicken stuffed with Mushrooms and Smoked Bacon with Aromatic Vegetables, and finishes with a Casserole of Roasted Chicken Salad with Lemon, Rosemary, and Garlic. duration 26:03   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Spark! [#205] Frontiers of Dance Spark explores the frontiers of the dance world with some of the Bay Area's most innovative choreographers and performers.
    * Butoh artist Ledoh - The Bay Area has become a flourishing center for butoh, a modern dance of darkness that originated in post-war Japan. Spark goes into rehearsals with veteran butoh dancer Ledoh, as he uses this contemporary Japanese form to explore the ancient, agrarian roots of his Ka-Ren ancestry in Burma.
    * AXIS Dance Company's Dust - AXIS Dance Company has a long history of delivering performances that stun and delight, combining the work of dancers with and without physical disabilities. This season marks the world premiere of a new work by well-known choreographer Victoria Marks called Dust, a provocative choreo-portrait of AXIS that challenges the viewer's assumptions about each of the performers. Spark is backstage throughout the process, from first tentative improvisation to opening night.
    * The Art of Poi - At the Crucible, an industrial arts center in Oakland, dance teacher Belva Stone instructs her students in the art of poi, an ancient fire dance first practiced by the Maori people of New Zealand. Swinging fiery balls on cords, students struggle to overcome their fears and spin fire.
    duration 25:59   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2717] Tavis talks with prolific and award-winning novelist T.C. Boyle. The inventive storyteller and English professor explains the premise of his new novel, San Miguel. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10483H] Presidential Candidates Hit Swing States * Tight Senate Race * The Housing Crisis * Third-Party Candidate Debate * Seattle Health duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17298H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#101H] Daniel's Birthday/Daniel's Picnic Daniel's Birthday - It's Daniel's Birthday! Daniel is very excited to go to Baker Aker's Bakery with his mom to pick out a cake for his party. When they arrive home after a bumpy ride on Trolley, Daniel is disappointed to find that his cake is smushed. It turns out...smushed cake is yummy too! Daniel's Picnic - Daniel, Prince Wednesday and Miss Elaina are having a picnic in front of the clock factory. When it starts to rain, the picnic is ruined, leaving them very disappointed. The friends turn this around by having their picnic inside the clock factory instead. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:58 pm
    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)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#139H] Googly-Eye: The Night Guru The Kratt brothers secretly "borrow" Aviva's half finished night vision goggles to go in search of a mysterious nocturnal creature. But when the unstable goggles stop working, the brothers find themselves taken in by the nocturnal society of the tarsier. As they investigate, the Wild Kratts team discovers that nocturnal creatures only come out at night and learn that eyes help a creature see by collecting the light that comes from objects all around. But when the tarsier troop is in danger of losing one of their own, Chris and Martin must tap into their newfound understanding of nocturnal living and help the troubled tarsier family. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10483H] Presidential Candidates Hit Swing States * Tight Senate Race * The Housing Crisis * Third-Party Candidate Debate * Seattle Health duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#31343Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 pm
    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
  • 8:00 pm
    Nature [#3002H] Magic of the Snowy Owl This episode explores the world of the snowy owl, a bird recently made popular by Hedwig, Harry Potter's faithful companion. Turning fantasy into reality, "Magic of the Snowy Owl" takes an intimate look at how these majestic birds survive in one of the most isolated and inhospitable places on the planet. Noted wildlife filmmaker Fergus Beeley ("Jungle Eagle") takes viewers deep into the "snowy's" tundra home on the North Slope of Alaska to observe the daily struggles involved in raising a family of helpless chicks until they are able to fly. Viewers will discover that these strikingly beautiful Arctic owls - essentially eagles, falcons and owls rolled into one - have a magic of their own. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#3815H] Iceman Murder Mystery He's been dead for more than 5,000 years. He's been poked, prodded and probed by scientists for the last 20. And yet today, Otzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps nearly two decades ago, continues to keep many secrets. Now, through an autopsy like no other, scientists attempt to unravel more mysteries from this ancient mummy than ever before, revealing not only the details of Otzi's death, but an entire way of life. How did people live during Otzi's time, the Copper Age? What did we eat? What diseases did we cope with? The answers abound miraculously in this one man's mummified remains. duration 55:17   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Nova scienceNOW [#603] How Smart Can We Get? How do you get a genius brain? Is it all in your DNA? Or is it hard work? Is it possible that everyone's brain has untapped genius - just waiting for the right circumstances so it can be unleashed? From a man who suddenly acquired an extraordinary musical gift after a freak head injury to a "memory athlete" who can remember strings of hundreds of random numbers, David Pogue meets people stretching the boundaries of what the human mind can do. Then, Pogue puts himself to the test: After high-res scanning, he finds out how the anatomy of his brain measures up against the greatest mind of the century - Albert Einstein. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 pm
    Jack Benny: Comedy In Bloom Narrated by Tom Smothers, this affectionate biography features classic clips from Benny's award winning television program, rare photographs, vintage footage and home movies. Interviews with Benny himself and with longtime close friends George Burns, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Dinah Shore, Carol Burnett and Ann-Margaret, shed light on the real Jack Benny who was far from the penny-pinching, vain and exasperating character he portrayed in his routines. duration 58:52   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18218H] (original broadcast date: 10/24/12)
    * a discussion on the global economy, the ongoing crisis in Europe, and the upcoming US Presidential election with Economist editors: John Micklethwait; Zanny Minton Beddoes; and Vijay Vaitheeswaran
    * Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair & Carol Blue, widow of Christopher Hitchens discuss "Mortality," a collection of essays Hitchens wrote for Vanity Fair while undergoing treatment for cancer
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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