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KQED 9: Thursday, November 15, 2012

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18233H] (original broadcast date: 11/14/12)
    * Analysis of President Obama's press conference with Al Hunt of Bloomberg News; Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent for ABC News and Julianna Goldman, chief White House correspondent for Bloomberg News
    * a look at the film Life of Pi with director Ang Lee and actors Irrfan Khan and Suraj Sharma.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31358Z] President Obama says he's open to new ideas on raising government revenues, but eliminating tax deductions for the rich doesn't go far enough. NBR's Darren Gersh has the latest from Washington. There are increasing worries about the underlying strength of the consumer after retail sales slide more than expected in October. NBR's Suzanne Pratt reports from New York. And, with a national health care insurance overhaul underway a company's share of health insurance has risen at its smallest pace in a decade. NBR's Sylvia Hall has details. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    QUEST [#117] Perilous Diesel/ The Reverse Evolution Machine Learn more about California's new efforts to reduce pollution from diesel soot from aging ships, trucks and buses, a health threat whose most serious impacts are on low-income areas. And find out how scientists are flipping evolution on its head by studying the DNA of living animals to discover more about the earliest mammals. Plus, San Francisco maps its urban forest online. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#3004] An Original DUCKumentary Working with "Hummingbirds" producer Ann Prum, Nature features another popular, beautiful and fascinating bird - the duck. The story follows a wood duck family and discovers how a male and female create a bond, migrate together across thousands of miles, nurture and protect a brood of chicks and come full circle as they head to their wintering grounds. But our stars are just one of some 150 species of ducks. They come in all shapes and sizes and abilities - some are dabblers popping in and out of the surface of a glass lake and others swim with powerful webbed feet underwater. They fly through the air on short, stubby wings, traveling in large, energy-efficient formations over thousands of miles. Some are noisy and gregarious, others shy and elusive. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Nova [#3915H] Ultimate Mars Challenge It could be NASA's last chance to set wheels down on Mars until the end of the decade: in August 2012, a rover named Curiosity touched down inside Mars' Gale Crater, carrying 10 new instruments that advanced the quest for signs that Mars might have once been suitable for life. But Curiosity's mission is risky. After parachuting through the Martian atmosphere at twice the speed of sound, Curiosity is gently lowered to the planet's surface by a "sky crane." This first-of-its-kind system has been tested on Earth, but will it work on Mars?
    With inside access to the massive team of scientists and engineers responsible for Curiosity's on-the-ground experiments, Nova is there for the exhilarating moments after Curiosity's landing - and for the spectacular discoveries to come. But no rover does it alone: Curiosity is joining a team that includes the Mars Odyssey, Express and Reconnaissance orbiters, along with the tireless Opportunity rover. As we reveal the dynamic new picture of Mars that these explorers are painting, we discover the questions raised by 40 years of roving Mars: How do we define life? How does life begin and what does it need to survive? Are we alone in the universe?
    duration 54:56   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Nova scienceNOW [#606H] What Will The Future Be Like? Mobile phones that read your mind? Video games that can cure cancer? Wearable robots that give you the strength of Ironman? David Pogue investigates which technologies are likely to transform daily life for you -- and your grandkids. They're already taking shape in laboratories around the world -- and gadgets that once were purely science fiction are on the verge of becoming as common as the iPhones and Androids Pogue reviews every day. What technological hurdles must engineers and computer scientists overcome before robots, mind-readers and holograms are all around us? And what will it mean to us as humans if we become even more entrenched in a 24/7 digital world? duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Mystery of Chaco Canyon Chaco Canyon, located in northwest New Mexico, is perhaps the only site in the world constructed in an elaborate pattern that mirrors the yearly cycle of the sun and the 19-year cycle of the moon. How did an ancient civilization, with no known written language, arrange its buildings into a virtual celestial calendar, spanning an area roughly the size of Ireland? Why did this society, ancestors of today's Pueblo Indians, choose to establish the center of their world in the middle of such an arid, barren land? And why, after constructing buildings the sizeof the Roman Coliseum, did these same people deliberately seal them a nd abruptly leave? These enigmas have puzzled archaeologists for centuries. This program presents substantial evidence that the Chacoan people expressed a complex solar and lunar cosmology in their magnificent architecture. The discoveries documented in the film have transformed scientific understanding of this site - one of the most elaborate and mysterious of ancient Native-American ruins - and are revolutionizing perceptions of the Chacoan civilization. By Anna Sofaer. duration 56:38   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#151] Taste When Raggs makes the Tasty Tuesday Treat he practices different recipes for the dogs to sample. The dogs help Razzles get her sense of taste back after she burns her tongue drinking hot chocolate. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#134H] Amazing Eyes/Water Walkers * Amazing Eyes - Sally and Nick are trying to guess which game Harvey the guinea pig might like to play with them. The Cat takes them to meet his friend Katie the Cavy, a wild guinea pig. But when they try to ask her, she playfully runs off! With the help of three different animals with very different ways of seeing, they finally find Katie and discover a guinea pig's favourite game - hide and seek!
    * Water Walkers - Nick and Sally are waiting for Mom to come back so they can play in the pool. Cat suggests that playing on water is even more fun! But how? A trip to Splishy Splashy Pond to meet Walker the water strider will show them. Walker shows how he's able to stay on top of the water with the help of air bubbles as he journeys to the other side of the pond. Back at home, Sally and Nick are ready travel to the other side of the pool!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#109H] A Trip To The Enchanted Garden/A Trip To The Crayon Factory A Trip to the Enchanted Garden - The Tiger family is making strawberry pancakes for breakfast this morning, but when Mom looks more closely in the kitchen, she realizes there are no more strawberries left. They all head to the Enchanted Garden, where Mom Tiger shows Daniel the strawberry patch. Daniel is very curious, and learns that if he looks closely, he may be able to answer his own questions about how strawberries grow and learn something new. A Trip to the Crayon Factory - Daniel Tiger, Miss Elaina, and Katerina Kittycat take a fun trip to the factory to see how crayons are made but, O the Owl can't come because he's sick. At the factory, the kids watch the crayons being made, and Daniel looks and listens closely. Daniel has an idea to take pictures at the factory and give them to O at the end of the day, so that O can learn about crayons too! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#440] Outdoor Adventures When Caillou, Grandpa and Daddy go on a canoe trip, Caillou is amazed to see a dragonfly, a blue heron, and a beaver working on his beaver lodge. While Caillou and his family are on a picnic at the park, his beach ball accidentally rolls into a pond. Caillou sees a family of ducks swimming in the pond and wants to take a closer look. Dad shows Caillou a neat trick to call the ducks. When a white rabbit eats a bunch of carrots set aside for a picnic lunch, Caillou and Rosie go looking for him. They soon discover that it isn't a wild rabbit, his name is Snowball and he belongs to Mr. Hinkle's sister. On another day, Caillou and his family are leaving for a picnic in the country but the ride feels very long for Caillou. When they stop at a gas station, Caillou spots some cows in a field next to a picnic area. The family decides to have the picnic there, where they have a close encounter with some cows. Caillou learns about patience when he goes fishing with Daddy and Grandpa at the pier. But learning about patience is hard, can Caillou wait long enough to catch his own fish? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#608H] Dj George/Curious George Paints The Desert * DJ George - It's George's lucky day when the Man with the Yellow Hat wins tickets to a Bonnie Smooth concert over the radio. But at the radio station, George's luck turns when he accidentally locks himself into the DJ booth just as Bonnie Smooth herself is scheduled to call in for an interview. Can a DJ teach a monkey how to operate a radio station through a sound proof window in time for the big call? * Curious George Paints the Desert - While visiting the Quints during their desert vacation, George is thrilled when his new Native American friend makes a colorful sand painting of the happy monkey. But a jackrabbit runs through the painting, ruining the work of art and making George not so happy. George decides to make his own painting to replace the ruined one, but when he doesn't have the correct color of sand, he turns to food to help dye it the right color. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#135H] Super Cleaner Uppers/Itty Bitty Water * Seaweed Superhero - Nick and Sally are cleaning up the backyard when they come across a yucky apple core. Who's going to pick it up? The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet the best cleaner-upper there is, Sandy the Sand Hopper! Sandy teaches them the difference between natural "garbage" and man-made trash, and how some animals use the natural garbage as food. Back at home, they put the trash in a garbage bag, and the apple core in the garden for Wriggles the worm to enjoy!
    * Itty Bitty Water - Nick and Sally are about to dump out the water in their kiddie pool when The Cat stops them - water is too precious to waste even a drop! Off they go to the Drippety Dry Desert to meet three creatures who are experts at conserving water. Back at home, they think of other ways to use the water in the pool instead of just dumping it out - like giving Cat a bath!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#211H] The Adventures of Math-A-Million It's math class at school, and Pig is having a big problem...a math problem! To find a solution, the super readers accompany a math superhero as he confronts a series of arithmetic emergencies. Will the super readers figure out a way to make Math Boy's problems as easy as 1, 2, 3? Educational Objectives: To learn some basic math skills. Along the way, kids will build the alphabet and identify the letters A, P, P, L, E, S. They'll also rhyme with INE words, learn what the word "math" means, and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#220H] Arnie Rides The Flatcar/Old Reliable Buddy, Tiny, and Mom visit their very large sauropod friend, Arnie Argentinosaurus, and his dad. Arnie has grown bigger since our kids have seen him and is now too big to ride on the Dinosaur Train anymore. Tiny and Buddy arrange with Mr. Conductor for Arnie to be the first big dinosaur to ride on the newest Dinosaur Train car - the flatbed car! Mr. Pteranodon and Mr. Lambeosaurus take all the kids to see a field of geysers - holes in the ground that hot water shoots out from! At the same time, Mrs. Pteranodon and Mrs. Lambeosaurus are relaxing nearby in soothing pools of warm water, called hot springs. In the end, the kids love seeing the geysers and then joining the Moms in their hot springs, while accidentally surprising Mr. Conductor who is secretly trying to relax in his own private hot spring pool! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#210] Doggie Detectives/Camping It Up * Doggy Detectives - Clifford's Big Idea: Work Together. Equipment is disappearing from the local playground and it's up to K. C., inspired by the Detective Mike books he likes so much, to figure out what happened. He enlists the help of Clifford and the gang to form the "Doggy Detectives" to solve the mystery and the whole gang soon discovers the joy of discovery available in reading a good book! * Camping It Up - Clifford's Big Idea: Work Together. Because she thinks camping is going to be boring, Jetta tries to bring all the comforts of home into the woods. But she soon realizes that there's more than one way to have a good time - and sometimes the simple way is just perfect. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#207] The Big Surprise/Be My Guest * The Big Surprise: When Clifford's plan to give Daffodil a surprise birthday party collapses, he is afraid she'll be disappointed. But Daffodil is touched and thrilled that he made the effort and that all her friends have gathered to celebrate her special day.
    * Be My Guest: When Norville injures his wing he's taken in by Emily Elizabeth. At first, Clifford is happy to have him, but gradually the puppy becomes tired of sharing his things and Emily Elizabeth's attention and begins to act out.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4312H] Hat Contest Today on Sesame Street it's Who Can Wear the Most Hats on Their Head Day! Elmo and Zoe are play against each other, while Chris and Alan help add more and more hats. The Hat Check Girl is also there to help count the total number of hats on each of Elmo and Zoe's heads. Elmo and Zoe are tied at the end of every round! They also have to complete challenges while wearing the hats on their heads such as saying the alphabet while standing on one leg and estimating the amount of hats they have. With no hats left to add, Elmo and Zoe ask Abby to come up with a spell to make more. Abby finally finds the right words and Elmo and Zoe end up with huge towers of hats on their heads. After counting the hats by 5, they find out that they are tied again. Elmo and Zoe were each able to wear 30 hats! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#18233H] (original broadcast date: 11/14/12)
    * Analysis of President Obama's press conference with Al Hunt of Bloomberg News; Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent for ABC News and Julianna Goldman, chief White House correspondent for Bloomberg News
    * a look at the film Life of Pi with director Ang Lee and actors Irrfan Khan and Suraj Sharma.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Andy Williams: Moon River and Me This program offers a collection of remarkable musical performances from Andy's classic TV series. All performances - many of his hits as well as a tantalizing array of standards - are full-length, in color, and digitally re-mastered from the original master tapes of the Emmy Award-winning series. The sole "voice" in this special will be Andy himself, contributing his personal remembrances of each song. duration 1:29:54   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2733] Tavis talks with Keira Knightley, star of the new film, Anna Karenina. The Oscar-nominated actress outlines what attracted her to the role of Anna, and talks about her upcoming projects. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10499H] Israel/Hamas * BP Oil Spill * Sleep Patterns * China Leadership duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17320H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Daniel 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)
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#133H] A Sweet Deal/King of Swing * A Sweet Deal - Sally and Nick are having a hard time getting customers to come to their "cafe". What can they do? The Cat takes them to meet Eddy the honeyguide bird. Eddy shows them how he guides humans to bees' nests by making noise and putting on a show. Back at home, Sally and Nick follow Eddy's example and proudly serve their first customer!
    * King of Swing - Swinging from a rope isn't so easy for Sally and Nick.Good thing the Cat knows the king of swing, Charlie the chimpanzee! In the Leafylafoo Rainforest, Charlie teaches them how to use their hands and feet to swing as they help him search for bananas, his favourite food! Back at home, Sally and Nick mimic Charlie and swing across the backyard to where Cat has a surprise snack waiting for them - bananas!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#132H] Flight of the Pollinators When a miniaturized Chris gets covered with pollen and ends up sticking to a bee, he's off into the remarkable world of the pollinators. Martin, Aviva, and the rest of the creature explorers must find Chris in an adventure that uncovers the amazing delivery system of plants and their animal partners. They learn that plants use animals to help them make their seeds through a process called pollination. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10499H] Israel/Hamas * BP Oil Spill * Sleep Patterns * China Leadership duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#31359Z] BP pleads guilty to criminal charges and will pay more than $4 billion dollars in fines for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with Loyola University Law Professor Mitchell Crusto. China makes its once-a-decade leadership change just as the Chinese economy faces more internal and external pressures. NBR's Tom Hudson speaks with the Conrad Group's Managing Partner William Norbrega. And, Chrysler is adding jobs here in the United States. NBR's Diane Eastabrook looks at whether we'll see more automakers follow suit. 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
    Johnny Carson: American Masters Johnny Carson was seen by more people than anyone else in American history - a fixture of national life, a piece of the cultural furniture, a part of the Zeitgeist. In exploring the career, the complexities and contradictions of the biggest star television has ever produced, American Masters had his estate's first-time-ever cooperation and permission - unrestricted entree into his personal archives and, perhaps, Carson's greatest legacy - all episodes of The Tonight Show from 1970-1992.
    Clues about his life, stories about his childhood and early days in the business can be found there - as well as in the expansive family albums and memorabilia. Original interviews with friends, colleagues, his wives and the many performers who appeared, or began, on The Tonight Show, offer additional texture and context - Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, among others.
    duration 1:56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Guardian of the Gates: The Surfboats This documentary takes a look at one of the elite Coast Guard Search &Rescue crews that conduct over 600 rescues a year. Filmed at the nation's second busiest Coast Guard station - located right next to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco - it gets an inside look at what makes these search and rescuers put their lives on the line every day. Produced and Directed by David Wittkower. duration 57:31   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18234H] (original broadcast date: 11/15/12)
    * A discussion about the transition of Chinese leadership with Ian Bremmer, President and founder of The Eurasia Group; Richard McGregor of the Financial Times and author of "The Party", & Jim Fallows of the Atlantic and author of "China Airborne."
    * Sir Tom Stoppard and Joe Wright discuss their film adaption of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel Anna Karenina.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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