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KQED 9: Sunday, July 28, 2013

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Sunday, July 28, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip 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 am
    On Story [#309H] Heroes and Anti-Heroes: Loving The Villain The voices behind The Devil Wears Prada, Bridesmaids, and Rachel Getting Married deliberate how the most impressionable characters - both good and evil - are compelling because of their flaws, complexities, and personal truths. Accompanied by the short film, Mentiroso by writer/director Will Shipley about trailing a young boy whose incessant lies are almost as far-fetched as an astonishing encounter with the most beautiful girl in town. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#602H] Nettie's Crab Shack, Dragon Rouge, Walzwerk This week's guests reveal their favorite Bay Area restaurants. San Francisco's own delicacy, Dungeness crab, shines at Nettie's Crab Shack, diners look to Dragon Rouge for fresh and flavorful Vietnamese, and hearty East German fare tops the menu at Walzwerk. Leslie Sbrocco hosts. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1004H] Mind Benders COLOUR BLEED - England/Poland
    A young creative and idealistic girl dreams of brighter days in a dim Eastern European city. Her fate is inextricably sealed when she crosses paths with a scheming and enigmatic old woman, who harbors a dark secret. A cold act of cruelty will fracture the very foundations of a city. Directed, written, produced, and edited by Peter Szewczyk. Peter has contributed his talents to the feature films Harry Potter, Shrek, Star Wars, Ice Age and Avatar. This is his directorial debut. Principal cast: Anna Barry and Milla Karkkainen.
    WEST OF THE MOON - USA
    The memory of a long lost love triggers an old man to recall the odd set of circumstances that led to his having a grenade as a heart and a monkey inside his head. A wildly inventive and visually amazing film inviting comparisons to the work of Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton. The film is directed by Brent Bonacorso and based on the book of children's essays entitled The Colored Monster Has No Mouth by Roger Omar. Principal cast: Jacob Whitkin, Michael Garbe, Amber Noelle, and Christopher Tomafelli. West of the Moon won the top prize at five film festivals in 2011.
    EGG BREAKERS - Germany
    A game of one-upmanship gets out of hand. In a surreal landscape two creatures learn that if eyelids were lips at the same time, they would also be able to lay eggs ... say what?! Animated by Emanuel Strixner.
    duration 26:09   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Thomas Crown Affair [#1017] (1968) The glitzy production of this film complements the story of supercool millionaire Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) who plots a perfect bank robbery. Faye Dunaway plays Vicki Anderson, the insurance investigator coldly determined to nab the thief disguised as a gentleman. The cast also features Paul Burke, Jack Weston and Yaphet Kotto. Directed by Norman Jewison. The film won an Oscar for Best Song ("The Windmills of Your Mind"). duration 1:42:23  
  • 3:44 am
    Get Shorty [#1069H] Get Shorty A film-loving loan shark teams with a B-movie producer to become a Hollywood mogul. Cast: John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito. duration 1:31:34   STEREO TV14
  • 5:17 am
    ImageMakers [#1005H] The Company of Men BREAK A LEG - Canada
    Are you a folder or a crumpler? While eating breakfast in a cafe, a hit man asks his next victim this unusual question. The tightly wound assassin simultaneously threatens and regales his companion about his startling beliefs about human behavior. Only when he gives his ultimatum do we learn the shocking identity of his next casualty. Written and directed by Jesse Shamata. Principal cast: Chuck Shamata, Gage Munroe and Conrad Bereschneider.
    THE CANDIDATE - USA
    A man's worth can be judged by the caliber of his enemies. In the cutthroat world of big business, no truer words have been spoken. Burton Grunzer, a hyper-aggressive and confident dealmaker, lives in the pressure cooker of a Fortune 500 company. A bumbling co-worker is protected by someone high up and his blunders in the board room are damaging Burton's reputation. As luck would have it, Burton is contacted by a secret organization called the Society for United Action. Intrigued, he agrees to meet with a representative from the society with an interesting proposition. If you could kill off your most aggravating co-worker and get away with it, would you? Directed by David Karlak. Principal cast: Tom Gulager, Thomas F. Duffy, Robert Picardo, Meghan Markle, and Vyto Ruginis.
    duration 28:25   STEREO TVPG-VL
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#209H] Exploring Transportation Raggs pretends to fly on an imaginary journey to Magic Land and tries all sorts of ways to get there. All of the trips are fun, but the best part of all is getting to go there with his friends. The dogs have to transport some eggs to Charlene the Chicken. But the eggs are very fragile and they have to find a clever, safe way to move them. Will an egg and spoon race be a safe way to take them? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#216H] Wrapper's Delight/Dive Swim Scoop * Wrappers Delight - Sally and Nick are trying to wrap a present for their moms. But they're having problems. Why meeting Cat's good friend Gina the Giraffe Weevil, will help! Gina shows them how she uses leaves to wrap her eggs to protect them while she waits for them to hatch. They learn how to carefully roll and fold the leaf so it doesn't rip and it protects the egg. Back at home they can finally finish wrapping their present - a statue of the Cat in the Hat!
    * Dive Swim Scoop - There's a frog in Nick and Sally's pool! They have to get him out but can't catch him. Cat's good friend Penny the Pelican can teach them how to catch things in water! Along the way they meet a gannett who shows them how he dives deep into the water to catch his food and a cormorant that zigs and zags through the water to catch hers. But that won't help them catch the frog in their shallow pool. They finally find Penny and watch how she scoops with her big bill, like a net! Now Nick and Sally know how they can rescue the frog in their pool.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#111H] Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty/Daniel Goes To The Potty Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty - Prince Wednesday is in the block corner at school building the "tallest tower in the world!" Even though he needs to go to the bathroom, he doesn't want to stop what he is doing. He learns how important it is to stop and go right away. Daniel Goes to the Potty - Dad's trumpet is broken, so he takes Daniel along to Music Man Stan's Shop to get it fixed. While at the shop, Daniel needs to use the bathroom, but thinks he will have to wait until they get home. Music Man Stan explains that everyone goes to the bathroom, and Daniel learns that he can use the bathroom there - or anywhere else in the neighborhood! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#422] Adventure! Today is full of adventure! Caillou, Daddy, and Rosie take the car to the carwash, which is scary for Rosie at first. But big brother Caillou explains everything to his sister, who winds up liking the carwash too! Caillou, Rosie, and their babysitter Julie travel to a bunch of pretend far away places like the desert, a big mountain, and even waterfalls in the tropical forest. Caillou doesn't go to school yet but he really wants to ride on the school bus that stops outside his house every morning. When Dad takes him to see the bus from close up, the driver offers to take Caillou with the other children the next day. On another day, Caillou and his family have a wonderful day out at a theme park. Caillou and Dad go on the thrilling Niagara River Ride, they all go on a Ferris wheel and for a special treat they have cotton candy for dessert. When the house wakes up late, it's a mad rush to get Mommy off to work. Later, when Caillou goes for a walk with Daddy he meets all kinds of people doing all kinds of jobs--and he gets to try being a mailman, a sanitation engineer and a policeman for himself. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#219] Curious George, Sea Monkey/Old McGeorgie Had a Farm * Curious George, Sea Monkey - George and the Man with the Yellow Hat are overjoyed when Professors Wiseman, Einstein and Pizza invite them onto a submarine trip to retrieve a small weather satellite that crashed from space. Their first underwater adventure! Along the ocean floor, George and the crew locate the satellite - but a gigantic coral reef stands in the way of its recovery and the only way to get to it is through a tiny tunnel traversable only by a certain monkey. So, clad in a scuba outfit equipped with a camera and microphone, George investigates the wild, world of life in a limestone coral reef. George is thrilled with all the colorful sights and sea-life and even makes a few fishy pals - but will the school of small coral sharks he encounters be as friendly?
    * Old McGeorgie Had a Farm: Oscar, the Renkin's prize pig, is in the State Finals but a disappointed Mr. Renkins is too busy with the farm to attend the big fair. Enter George and the Man with the Yellow Hat who volunteer to take over his work and save the day! All they have to remember is to collect exactly one gallon of milk from Leslie the cow and divide that gallon into four one-quart bottles, gather a dozen eggs for each carton, and keep track of exactly 6 hens, 8 chicks and 1 rooster. Cinchy! Except that George forgets the most important thing of all - the correct side on which to milk the cow. So a spooked Leslie starts a chain of chaos that has George and the Man scrambling to track down all their charges and stop bedlam in the barnyard.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#204H] 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 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#201H] Woofster Finds A Home Whyatt goes to a pet adoption fair in Storybrook Village where he meets a little puppy who needs a family. Whyatt promises to look in a book to help until the puppy reveals he has a story of his own! As the superhero readers travel through the book Woofster Finds a Home, they find exciting ways to overcome obstacles and a new super reader joins the team! Educational Objectives: To learn what it means to find a home. Preschoolers will identify the letters N, I, C, E, practice the magic of spelling, and learn what the words "menacing," "prairie" and "no trespassing" mean! And, they'll use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#107H] Now with Feathers!/A Frill A Minute * Now With Feathers! - Dad gives Tiny and Buddy a mystery feather and the kids become "detectives," riding the Dinosaur Train to meet Valerie Velociraptor, who shows our kids what life is like covered with beautiful feathers.
    * A Frill a Minute - Our kids help Tank Triceratops overcome his awkwardness having a huge head by showing him how cool and amazing his features are, especially his frill.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#205] Magic in the Air/Everyone Loves Clifford * Magic in the Air - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Responsible. When the Peter Poundstone Magician craze sweeps the island, Charley gets carried away and neglects an important assignment. * Everyone Loves Clifford - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Kind. When Emily Elizabeth scratches Clifford's "sweet spot," his back leg starts thumping and the whole island shakes! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#111] No Small Parts/Fine Feathered Friend * No Small Parts - Nina has made her friends the stars in her new play about springtime, but she insists that everything be done her way. When her cast and crew quit, she is finally able to do everything herself. Will her one-person production be a success?
    * Fine Feathered Friend - Norville is molting, and he is so embarrassed by the way he looks that he refuses to let his friends see him. How will Norville's friends help him to see that they like him for who he is, not what he looks like?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Great Performances at the Met [#710H] Parsifal Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom in Francois Girard's new vision for Wagner's final masterpiece. His fellow Wagnerian luminaries include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas, Evgeny Nikitin as the wicked Klingsor, and Rene Pape as the noble knight Gurnemanz. Daniele Gatti conducts. duration 4:54:33   SRND51 TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 4:00 pm
    Life After War: California Veterans KQED / Center for Investigative Journalism Special An in-depth look at some of the challenges faced by members of the armed forces when they return home from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The program goes from Los Angeles' Skid Row, where women vets struggle with homelessness in the transition to civilian life, to San Francisco, where veterans suffering from Military Sexual Trauma can seek treatment at the VA Medical Center. Also, an innovative program at City College of San Francisco helps veterans succeed when they go back to school. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#507H] La Ciccia, Sushi Groove & Babalou's Homey comfort, a warm welcome and pungent, lively flavors contrast with those of the Italian mainland at a Sardinian spot called La Ciccia. Then, there's Sushi Groove - a little edgy, with music and food to match - it's not your run-of-the-mill sushi place. Finally, Babalou's Mediterranean Restaurant doesn't take itself too seriously, unless you talk about the traditional Mediterranean food. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#229H] John Lewis Marches On This week, two icons of the 60's civil rights era - Bill Moyers and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) - meet to share experiences and revelations about the momentous March on Washington which they both attended 50 years ago.
    Their discussion takes them to the spot in front of the Lincoln Memorial where Lewis, Martin Luther King, Jr., Bayard Rustin, Roy Wilkins, and others famously spoke about freedom and justice, creating critical momentum for both the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. While there, Moyers and Lewis attract the attention of schoolchildren, and conduct a spontaneous living history lesson.
    The March on Washington is largely remembered for King's "I Have a Dream" speech. The 23-year-old Lewis, newly named to lead the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, was the youngest of the featured speakers, but among the most defiant.
    Now a 14-term congressman from Georgia, Lewis shares new insight into how the event unfolded - including last-minute conflicts over his own manuscript. He also discusses the continuing challenges to racial and economic equality, and his unwavering dedication to nonviolence and brotherly love as a means toward a more just end - even when facing inevitable violence and brutality.
    "To look out and see the best of America convinced me more than anything else that this is the product, this is the work of the movement," Lewis tells Moyers. "Sometimes you have to not just dream about what could be - you get out and push and you pull and you preach. And you create a climate and environment to get those in high places, to get men and women of good will in power to act."
    Threading rarely-seen documentary footage into their conversation, Moyers - who was deputy director of the newly-created Peace Corps at the time - also shares his own memories of the day. He concludes with an essay about how the pursuit of equal rights and opportunities for all Americans - so championed at the March on Washington - continues to be thwarted.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#801H] Beaverbrook The story of Camp Beaverbook, the much-loved summer camp that operated in Northern California from 1961-1985. This often humorous film offers a poignant reminder of a more innocent time. Archival footage and former campers' life-changing stories belie the camp's demise and the decline of the summer camp industry, in general. duration 59:00   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Secrets of Highclere Castle It may be more famous now than any time in its 1300-year history as the setting of "Downton Abbey," but England's Highclere Castle has its own stories to tell. In its heyday, Highclere was the social epicenter of Edwardian England. See how all the inhabitants of Highclere lived, from the aristocrats who enjoyed a life of luxury to the army of servants toiling "below stairs." Also find out how the current inhabitants, Lord and Lady Carnarvon, spend $1 million in annual upkeep funds and what life in a fairytale castle is like today. duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Royal Memories: Prince Charles' Tribute to the Queen Prince Charles leads this touching tribute to his mother, adding insight and commentary and sharing never-before-seen home movies, including those of a young Prince Charles and his sister Princess Anne on a family holiday filmed by Queen Elizabeth herself. Archival news reels and previously unseen photographs from Her Majesty's private collection tell the story of the family during and after the Queen's Coronation in 1952. Exclusive footage taken behind the scenes on Coronation Day at Buckingham Palace of Queen Elizabeth in her dual role as both the Queen of England and loving mother is among the many glimpses into the private life of the royal family throughout her 60-year reign. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4322H] Endeavour, Series I: Home While studying for his upcoming sergeant's exam, Morse investigates the hit-and-run death of an eminent Oxford professor. The pressure mounts with his father's illness and the appearance of an enemy threatening to reveal aspects of Inspector Thursday's past. In the end, Morse must choose between the responsibilities of his job and loyalty to his mentor. duration 1:23:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#1007H] Psycho Killer INTERVIEW - Germany
    An ambitious reporter might have the scoop of his life in an interview with a possible serial killer named Tillmann. What motivates the killer to do what he does? Just as important of a question - what motivates the reporter to ask the question? An even more important question - what's inside the box Tillmann brought to the interview? An intense face-to-face thriller unravels more than one dark secret on both sides. Edited and directed by Sebastian Marka. Principal cast: Antje Widdra, Stephan Grossman, and Florian Panzer.
    THE PIANO TUNER - France
    A piano prodigy shuns his career after a horrible audition and becomes a piano tuner, pretending to be blind to get better business. He becomes exposed to the intimate details of his clients' lives unbeknownst to them. One day he finds himself welcomed into a crime scene, and his charade becomes an edge-of-your-seat game of life and death. Written and directed by Olivier Treiner. The film won the French equivalent of the Academy Award for best short French film in 2012. Principal cast: Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet, Gregory Gadebois, and Daniele Lebrun.
    duration 29:52   STEREO TVPGV
  • 11:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1215] Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails Merrilees Parker, Padma Lakshmi, Tyler Florence and Peter Gordon travel the world to see how control of the spice trails has made great cities and destroyed ancient civilizations. Our guides travel from the Molucca Islands of Indonesia, the original home of cloves and nutmeg, to the Indian province of Kerala, with its native pepper and cardamom. Leaving behind Sri Lanka's sublime cinnamon, they cross the oceans on Arab dhows, Chinese treasure junks and Portuguese caravels, in search of the world's flavor. Other stops along the trail include Venice, Beirut, Cairo, China, Spain and the Caribbean. Viewers will discover the secret spice blends that define the great cuisines of the world, including Jamaican jerk seasoning, Indian garam masala, Chinese 5-spice powder and Middle Eastern harissa. duration 57:32   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3708H] The Head and the Heart/Gomez Fresh and seasoned indie rock hits the ACL stage with the Head and the Heart and Gomez. Seattle's the Head and the Heart performs tunes from its self-titled debut LP. British veterans Gomez follow with their eclectic modern rock. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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