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TV Daily Schedule: KQED 9

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KQED 9: Sunday, February 2, 2014

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.

Sunday, February 2, 2014
  • 12:30 am
    Start Up [#107] Newalk A Mile In Their Shoes! Gary and the crew head to Detroit to talk to Tawny, who started "Pink Pump," a trendy boutique that's dressing and accessorizing fashionista throughout southeast Michigan. Then they make their way to Milwaukee to meet with Ian and Jason, who created "Newaukee," a social media site that's helping young professionals to connect and explore all that Milwaukee has to offer. And last they venture to Chicago, to chat with Chastity, the founder "Urban Fit Clubs," a network that provides its members with access to a number of Chicago's best boutique fitness studios. duration 26:41   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#711H] Bella Trattoria, Outerlands & Greens Restaurant San Francisco restaurants Bella Trattoria, Outerlands and Greens Restaurants are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites? duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1101H] Another One Night Stand THE PICK UP ARTIST - Germany
    Olli is a playboy. He finds himself just as he did the morning before - in another strange woman's bed. As he plans to make his escape after another conquest, he comes face to face with his worst nightmare - the woman's 6 year old daughter. Little Yvonne is not happy with the unlucky love life of her mother and decides to take matters into her own hands. Produced and directed by Steffen Weinert. Principal cast: Steffen Groth, Chantal Hourticolon and Nina Weniger.
    SATURDAY GIRLS - France
    Waking up alone the morning after a one-night stand is bad enough. Finding yourself alone with your one-night-stand's little brother is worse. Little Leon explains rather matter-of-fact, she's expected to be his babysitter for the day. Written and directed by Emilie Cherpitel. Principal cast: Cecile Cassel, Antoine Rodet and Vincent Marie.
    duration 26:26   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Aliens [#1085] The survivor (Sigourney Weaver) of a horrific alien attack returns to planet LB 426 with Marines sent to check out the situation. Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn. duration 2:16:23   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:19 am
    Rocky [#1051H] A small time boxer (Sylvester Stallone) gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith. duration 1:59:36   TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 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 [#128H] Katerina's Costume/Dress Up Day Katerina's Costume: Daniel and Katerina are at Miss Elaina's Museum-Go-Round to make their costumes for Dress Up Day. While Daniel and Miss Elaina know exactly what they want to be, Katerina is having a harder time deciding on just the right costume. Eventually she comes up with a very clever idea! Dress Up Day: It's Dress Up Day in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and it's time for the annual main street parade! The children visit all the stores, showing off their fancy costumes and receiving different stickers from their neighbors. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#434] It's Cold Outside! Brrr! When Caillou's family makes a springtime visit to Jonas' ranch, he takes them on a sleigh ride to a maple forest where Caillou discovers how the maple sap is collected from maple trees and gets to help collect some. The twins, Jason and Jeffrey, have come to play with Caillou in the snow. An investigation into some small tracks in the snow, leads them to a mischievous and playful squirrel that soon has them running around the yard. Exhausted, they drop in the snow and make some tracks of their own: snow angels. When Caillou, Rosie and Mom head to the big park, Caillou sees Andre and they decide to build a snow fort. Sarah shows up and the boys put the fort to the test as they start a fun snow fight. Caillou and his family are heading to the tobogganing hill! What fun it is to climb the hill and race down surrounded by people having a good time. Caillou is curious when they see a sled dog and his master giving a sled show. He even gets to ride the sled with Rosie! When Mom drives Sarah to her skating lesson, Caillou decides he wants to take skating lessons too! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#303] For The Birds/Curious George-Asaurus * For the Birds: George loves feeding the birds, but they must be starving, because all the seeds keep disappearing! Perplexed, George returns with more food, only to find a big, bushy tail sticking out of the feeder. It's Jumpy Squirrel, caught in the act of eating all the seeds! George tries to squirrel-proof the birdhouse, moving it further from the tree trunk, clearing away freestanding objects, and even developing a pulley laundry line system to hang it from. But to no avail - that squirrel can climb - and apparently eat - anything! Why does Jumpy keep taking the seeds? Has his appetite suddenly grown - or maybe they're not all for him? Educational Objective: To illustrate that all products and systems are subject to failure; and that many can be fixed through troubleshooting.
    * George-asaurus: Professor Wiseman needs the Man with the Yellow Hat's help to assemble some rare dinosaur bones into a skeleton in time for an important archaeologist, Dr. Raj Desai, to see them. Wiseman and the Man finish the task and meet Dr. Desai for lunch. Meanwhile, George and Gnocchi play outside with a toy plane, which floats though a window--landing on the newly assembled dinosaur. When George climbs the fragile bones to retrieve it, the entire skeleton collapses! Using another dinosaur as a model, George is able to organize, sort, and piece together the bones back into its proper form. But how will Dr. Desai feel about a monkey working on his precious dinosaur bones, especially when the wrong head ends up on the dinosaur's skeleton? Educational Objective: To sort and classify bones based on their shape and size. To develop an understanding of symmetry by reassembling the dinosaur bones so that each bone on one side of the body matches the equivalent bone on the other side (e.g., size, shape, location).
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#206H] Manatees and Mermaids/The Last Chocolate * Manatees and Mermaids - Sally and Nick are pretending to swim, but why not go for a real swim asks the Cat! Off to the Glippydrippy Gulf to meet Matilda the Manatee and her son Marlin. Matilda and Marlon teach their guests how to swim slowly and gracefully. Until they hear the sound of a boat motor! Those can be dangerous for manatees, but luckily the Cat, Nick and Sally help their new friends to stay safe. And when they get back home, Nick and Sally will be sure to tell everyone to "Slow down for manatees!"
    * The Last Chocolate - Only two chocolates left in the whole box, what a great present for Nick and Sally's Moms. That is until The Cat excitedly eats them! Oh no! How are they going to find more chocolate to give to their moms? Why a trip to visit Princess Lottachoca in the Cocoalicious Forest will help them! There, the Princess teaches Nick and Sally the chocolate-making song and they help to pick the beans, roast them, and to heat the juice and add sugar. And then, pouring the hot liquid into moulds of any shape. Now that the chocolate has cooled, it's time to go home and surprise their moms! Educational Objective: The process of how chocolate is made from the humble cocoa bean - by picking the beans, drying them, roasting them and then crushing them to get the juice, then adding sugar while you heat it, pour it into a mould and cool it.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#105H] The Circus Problem/The Buried Treasure Problem The Circus Problem - The Circus. When Peg and Cat find themselves in the center ring, they climb, swing, swoop and juggle their way over amazing heights and lengths. Primary Content: Measuring height, measuring length; Secondary Content: Counting by twos.
    The Buried Treasure Problem - Pirate Island. Peg and Cat measure their way to buried treasure using Cat as a measuring stick! Primary Content: Non-standard units of measurement; Secondary Content: Mapping.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#136H] Elmer Elasmosaurus/Dinosaur Block Party * Elmer Elasmosaurus - The Pteranodon family travels on the Dinosaur Train with the Aquacar to an underwater train station to transport Elmer Elasmosaurus back to his home in the ocean. At first Buddy is not enthusiastic about travelling underwater, but quickly becomes a convert when he sees the spectacular sights under the sea.
    * Dinosaur Block Party - The Pteranodon family hosts a block party to introduce their new neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, to all the other neighborhood creatures. The different species all join together to fly, dive, fish, race and especially, to rock the block!
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#131] Doggie Garden/Captain Birdwell's Treasure * Doggie Garden - Its Keep Birdwell Beautiful month and the kids are doing their part by planting a flower garden. Seeing this, the dogs decide to create a doggie flower garden of their own. But when Cleo hears that almost anything grows in Birdwell Island soil, she decides shed much rather grow a garden full of dog toys! She soon learns, however, that working alone for a selfish end is not nearly as rewarding as working together for the whole community.
    * Captain Birdwell's Treasure - Clifford and his dog friends find the long-lost trunk of Captain Birdwell, filled with wonderful items brought to the Island by the explorer long ago. But through a misunderstanding, Jetta is given credit for the discovery. She knows that telling the truth is the right thing to do, but she can't resist the promise of a gold medal award. It doesn't take long for her to realize, however, that awards don't give much pleasure when they're not deserved.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#203] Finder's Keepers/You're Famous! * Finders Keepers: When Jorge digs up a shark tooth necklace in the courtyard, it is taken from him and given to its rightful owner. He cannot understand why "Finders Keepers Loser Weepers" (the children's proverb of dubious ethical merit) doesn't apply. He takes the necklace back and buries it again. Clifford sees this and must decide if he should dig it up and return it, or protect his friend - even though he believes that Jorge is wrong. Clifford resolves the problem by convincing Jorge to do the right thing.
    * You're Famous!: Nina and Jorge become instant celebrities when they get their picture in the newspaper. All this attention makes them act differently and alienate their friends. When their "15 minutes" ends and isolation sets in, Nina and Jorge realize that it's time to mend fences and come back to earth. Luckily, their friends are there to welcome them back.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Nature [#3105#] The Funkiest Monkeys 25 years ago, filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson travelled to Sulawesi in Indonesia and fell in love with crested black macaques. These feisty monkeys are beach bums with punk hairstyles, expressive faces, copper colored eyes and some very unusual habits, making them some of the most charismatic of all monkeys. They only exist on this one island. Learning that their numbers have dropped dramatically, he makes a return visit to find out why and to see if he can help. Teaming up with a local expert and making a film about them and their plight allows him to share their story with the local schools and communities in the hope that a new understanding of the wonderful creatures in their midst will make them want to help, as well. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Andrae Crouch Live In Los Angeles Grammy winning gospel singer, pianist, minister, producer and composer Andrae Crouch takes the stage for an incredible performance. The "father of the modern gospel" performs some of his biggest hits such as: "Livin' This Kind of Life," "Right Now" and "The Love Medley. " duration 56:33   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3612H] Memphis Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best New Musical, "Memphis" turns the radio dial back to the 1950s to tell the story of a white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball), whose love of music transcends racial lines and airwaves. His romantic interest is Felicia Farrell (Montego Glover), a young black singer whose career is on the rise, but who can't make the break out of segregated clubs on her own. When the two collaborate, her soulful sound reaches radio audiences everywhere, and the golden era of early rock & roll takes flight. But as things heat up, whether the world is really ready for their music - and their love - is put to a test. With a Tony-winning book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro ("I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change") and Tony-winning score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan, the production is directed by Christopher Ashley ("Xanadu") and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo ("Jersey Boys"). duration 2:23:50   SRND51 TVPG-L
  • 3:30 pm
    Unforgettable Hampton Family This documentary explores how Deacon Clark Hampton, a son of slaves, lifted his 12 children out of poverty by making them into successful musicians. duration 27:50   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3206H] State of the Union, As Obama Sees It; Ukraine on the Edge. PANELISTS: Pat Buchanan, Author and Columnist; Eleanor Clift, The Daily Beast; Mort Zuckerman, US New & World Report; Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner. duration 27:30   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 pm
    Moyers & Company [#304H] David Simon: My Country Is A Horror Show! David Simon, journalist and creator of the TV series The Wire and Treme, talks with Bill Moyers about the divide between the rich and poor and the crisis of capitalism in America. Just days after President Barack Obama's annual State of the Union address, it's a reality check from someone who artfully uses television drama to report on the state of America from an entirely different perspective - the bottom up.
    It was a speech Simon made last November at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, Australia, that inspired Moyers to ask him to make this week's appearance. His remarks at the Sydney Opera House, titled "There Are Now Two Americas. My Country Is a Horror Show," went viral and reverberated through cyberspace.
    "America is a country that is now utterly divided when it comes to its society, its economy, its politics," Simon said. "That may be the ultimate tragedy of capitalism in our time, that it has achieved its dominance without regard to a social compact, without being connected to any other metric for human progress... And that notion that capital is the metric, that profit is the metric by which we're going to measure the health of our society is one of the fundamental mistakes of the last 30 years."
    "Are we all in this together or are we all not?" Either we realize that everyone must pull together so that no one is left behind, Simon concluded, "Or we're going to keep going the way we're going, at which point there's going to be enough people standing on the outside of this mess that somebody's going to pick up a brick, because you know when people get to the end there's always the brick. I hope we go for the first option but I'm losing faith."
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#114H] The Struggle Over Income Inequality, Napolitano Leads US Olympic Delegation and River Restoration Under Fire
    The Struggle Over Income Inequality
    President Obama made income inequality the cornerstone of his sixth State of the Union address this week, talking about ways to lift the middle class. But low-income families and individuals may face another hurdle. Annual cuts of $800 million to the federal food stamp program are expected as part of the new farm bill, which passed the House this week and moves on to the Senate on Monday.

    Guests:
    Tom Vacar, KTVU
    Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle
    Aimee Allison, senior vice president at PowerPAC

    Janet Napolitano Leads U.S. Olympic Delegation
    Next week University of California President Janet Napolitano will lead the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. As former Secretary of Homeland Security, Napolitano is well suited to the job, given heightened concerns about terrorism at the Games and Russia's decision to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The two countries are also at odds over Russia's harsh stance against LGBT rights, and the 10-member delegation that Napolitano is leading has three openly gay athletes, including tennis great Billie Jean King and ice skater Brian Boitano. Scott Shafer sat down with Napolitano to discuss the Olympics and her day job as head of UC.

    Further Reporting:
    Napolitano Taking UC Values to Sochi Olympics

    With Drought, River Restoration Under Fire
    Drought legislation introduced by Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of Tulare proposes pumping more water for farmlands from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The bill also calls for a halt to the restoration of the San Joaquin River, which requires increased water flows to reintroduce chinook salmon cut off from stretches of the river for more than 50 years. Spencer Michels reports from the San Joaquin Valley on the restoration of California's second-longest river.
    duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#144H] Included: a profile of an innovative probation program in Hawaii that has been so successful in reforming offenders and keeping them out of prison, it's now being copied in courtrooms across the nation. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Freedom Riders: American Experience In 1961, segregation seemed to have an overwhelming grip on American society. Many states violently enforced the policy, while the federal government, under the Kennedy administration, remained indifferent, preoccupied with matters abroad. That is, until an integrated band of college students - many of whom were the first in their families to attend a university - decided, en masse, to risk everything and buy a ticket on a Greyhound bus bound for the Deep South. They called themselves the Freedom Riders, and they managed to bring the president and the entire American public face to face with the challenge of correcting civil-rights inequities that plagued the nation. Veteran filmmaker Stanley Nelson's inspirational documentary is the first feature-length film about this courageous band of civil-rights activists. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, Nelson chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:57 pm
    Last Days of Anne Boleyn Anne Boleyn's sudden and violent downfall has captivated and fiercely divided historians, writers and amateur enthusiasts for centuries, thanks to its intoxicating elements of romance, power, sex, religion and political intrigue. But who is this most argued over woman in history, and why did she have to go? This fascinating drama documentary examines the terrific controversy at the heart of her story. Compressed into three paranoid and panic-laden weeks, from Anne's arrest to her death on the scaffold, the film combines dramatic reconstruction with argumentative contributions from highly respected commentators - including Hilary Mantel, David Starkey, Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, who all have their own distinctive take on Anne's fate. Loved and hated, scorned and respected in equal measure, how much was Anne Boleyn an agent of her own destruction and how much a casualty of the stark sexual politics of the Tudor court? duration 1:01:44   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4405(] Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 5 Pride and prejudice mark Robert's surprise birthday party when Rose's potentially scandalous recruit raises eyebrows and Mary clashes with an instantly antagonistic man of the people. Bates and Anna step out, and Edith gets troubling news. duration 52:11   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4411H] Sherlock, Series III: His Last Vow Since Sherlock's (Benedict Cumberbatch) return, it seems that no one great criminal has stepped up to challenge him. But this episode reveals an evil mastermind at work deep beneath the surface. Charles Augustus Magnusson (Lars Mikkelsen) is just a businessman, a newspaper owner, but somehow he owns the most powerful people in the western world. Now Sherlock and John Watson (Martin Freeman) find themselves facing off with this slippery, loathsome man - and with one of his victims. duration 1:53:12   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Freedom Riders: American Experience In 1961, segregation seemed to have an overwhelming grip on American society. Many states violently enforced the policy, while the federal government, under the Kennedy administration, remained indifferent, preoccupied with matters abroad. That is, until an integrated band of college students - many of whom were the first in their families to attend a university - decided, en masse, to risk everything and buy a ticket on a Greyhound bus bound for the Deep South. They called themselves the Freedom Riders, and they managed to bring the president and the entire American public face to face with the challenge of correcting civil-rights inequities that plagued the nation. Veteran filmmaker Stanley Nelson's inspirational documentary is the first feature-length film about this courageous band of civil-rights activists. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, Nelson chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: none)
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