TV Daily Schedule: KQED 9
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KQED 9: Sunday, April 6, 2014
Comcast 9 and 709 • Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1
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12:00 amRoadtrip Nation [#806H] Chicago, IL / Washington, DC While in Chicago, the team encounters a roadblock - the Green RV's transmission breaks. After leaving the RV at a mechanic, the Roadtrippers meet up with Food Network host and chef Gale Gand who greets them with home-baked muffins. Gale tells the team about her life of traveling, working in France, and meeting Julia Child. Afterward, the Roadtrippers meet with Alex Ross, a comic book artist who tells them about his incredible luck in his career, but stresses that anyone can do anything they want-they just have to put in the effort. Afterward, the team hears bad news: the RV won't be fixed in time for their next interviews. So, they decide to book flights to their next stop in Washington, DC, despite that Antoine has never been on a plane before. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG
12:30 amStart Up [#110] Please Don't Feed the Monsters, They are Already Stuffed! Gary and the crew venture to Chicago to speak with Mike and Chao, who opened "Union Street Sushi + Barbeque Bar," where patron dine on Japanese-influences cuisine with an East-meets-West flair. Then they travel to Cleveland, to meet with Mike and Bryan, the founders of "e-funeral," a site that's transforming the way funeral arrangements are made. And last, they head over to Indianapolis, to visit with (Name), who started "Promise Monsters," a toy company that's spreading kindness with every monster that leave their shop. duration 26:41 STEREO TVG
1:00 amCheck, Please! Bay Area [#802H] Zare at Fly Trap, Barrio Fiesta, Flora You don't have to travel far for Persian influenced Mediterranean cuisine as you can find it right here in San Francisco at Zare at Fly Trap.
* And, anyone looking for a festive location to celebrate with friends and family should visit Milpitas where Barrio Fiesta specializes in Filipino cooking.
* Finally, for a great place to relax and admire the surroundings you can pop into the old flower depot building in Oakland where Flora serves up their signature cocktails. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG
1:30 amImageMakers [#1002H] Love Is Complicated AFTER THE CREDITS - Australia
Love means never having to say you're sorry ... yeah, right! We've seen it a hundred times before - boy meets girl and they live happily ever after. What all those Hollywood romantic comedies don't show you is what happens after the movie credits end. We all know it's a completely different story. Real love means having to say you're sorry over and over and over. Written and directed by Josh Lawson. Josh makes a cameo in the film as the rude passenger. Principal cast: Toby Schmitz and Robin McLeavy.
ANYTHING FOR YOU - USA
What starts out as a simple lunch date, ends with two women revealing their deepest secrets. Lynette can't help fantasizing about cheating on her husband and believes she has found the perfect solution to her dilemma. Shocked and dismayed, her best friend Gail is forced to drop a bombshell of her own, one that will change their friendship forever. Produced and directed by Laura Belsey. Principal cast: Kathleen McElfresh and Corena Chase. duration 26:56 STEREO TVPG
2:00 amPicture of Dorian Gray [#1091] 1945 (B&W) Haunting version of the Oscar Wilde story of man whose painting ages while he retains youth. Hurd Hatfield stars as the handsome, young Dorian Gray, but the standout performances are by young Angela Lansbury (who sings "The Little Yellow Bird'') and George Sanders as the elegant Lord Henry Wotton, and who delivers the line: "It's an odd thing, but every one who disappears is said to be seen at San Francisco. It must be a delightful city, and possess all the attractions of the next world." A B&W classic with touches of color inserted throughout the film. Harry Stradling' won an Oscar for his cinematography. (Keep an eye out for Lansbury's real-life mother Moyna MacGill as the Duchess). duration 1:49:44 TVPG
3:52 amDressed to Kill [#1007] (1980) A psychiatrist (Michael Caine), a prostitute (Nancy Allen) and the son of a slain woman (Angie Dickinson) try to track down the dead woman's killer. duration 1:28:16 STEREO TV14
5:22 amImageMakers [#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
6:00 amPeg + Cat [#106H] The Birthday Cake Problem/The Doohickey Problem The Birthday Cake Problem - Peg's Pizza Place. Peg and Cat make a rockin' birthday cake for Jonah and his friends the Teens, but first they need to figure out how old he is going to be. Primary Content: The teen numbers.
The Doohickey Problem - The Purple Planet. When their space ship is smashed, Peg and Cat must reassemble its variously shaped parts, and retrieve sixteen stolen doohickeys. Primary Content: Patterns; Secondary Content: Shapes, the number 16. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amCat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#114H] The Lost Egg/Hold On Tight * The Lost Egg - The kids are decorating the tree house for a party. The Cat knows the world's most fantabulous decorator: Stan the bower bird! Stan teaches the kids how to decorate with almost anything--shells, leaves, and pebbles. Now they can have a party in their own fantabulously decorated tree house!
* Hold on Tight - Nick is trying to hang onto the monkey bars but can't. The Cat takes him and Sally to meet the best holder-on-ever, his tiny little friend Larry the limpet. After shrinking down to limpet size, Nick and Sally learn how to hang onto the rocks with the help of natural hand- and footholds, some sticky stuff on their feet, and plain old perseverance. Now Nick knows that in order to stay on the monkey bars, he needs to keep trying! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#126H] Daniel Says I'm Sorry/The Royal Mudpies Daniel Says I'm Sorry: Daniel, Katerina and Miss Elaina are playing cars at school, until Miss Elaina accidentally upsets Daniel. Teacher Harriet helps the children learn how to apologize to a friend. Later, when Daniel accidentally upsets Katerina, he knows just what he needs to do! The Royal Sandbox: Daniel and Prince Wednesday are making sand pies in the sandbox. They decide to top off a sand pie with Prince Tuesday's royal crown, but they soon see that this wasn't such a good idea. They learn how to apologize to Prince Tuesday and make the situation better - by helping clean the crown and promising to ask first next time. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:30 amCaillou [#316] Caillou's Surprise * Caillou's Surprise - When Caillou accidentally breaks Mommy's favourite cup, Grandma suggests they make her a new one. Caillou goes to Grandma's pottery class where he learns how to make a cup, paint it with glaze and fire it. He's a little impatient about waiting overnight for it to be ready, but the final result is worth the wait. And Mommy loves her new cup!
* A Surprise for Miss Martin - When Caillou finds out that Miss Martin's birthday is coming up, he wants to do something very special for her. He, Leo and Clementine decide to throw her a surprise birthday party. Mommy helps them make cupcakes, then shows them how to make flowers out of coloured paper. The party is a huge success - Miss Martin is very surprised, she loves her flowers, and the cupcakes are delicious!
* A Surprise Sleepover - Sarah is playing at Caillou's house when a sudden rainstorm causes a power outage. It's a little scary at first, but when the candles are lit the situation turns into a fun adventure. Sarah's mom says she can sleep over so they make a little tent and pretend they're camping. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:00 amCurious George [#501H] George and Marco Sound It Out/A Monkey's Duckling * George and Marco Sound It Out - Nothing can stop George from listening to his favorite band, Lobos de Plata, a Latin band that plays in Endless Park. So when the bandstand is taken down, George goes on a mission with his friend and band-member, 8 year-old Marco, to find a perfect place for the band to play. After a day of checking the acoustics at Pisghetti's, the zoo, and George's lobby, their last hope is the museum. Will it have a room that is quiet, won't produce echoes, and is large enough for an entire band?
* A Monkey's Duckling - George is so anxious for Dumpling Duck's eggs to hatch that he takes over as chief egg-sitter when Dumpling takes a break. When the first duckling emerges and sees George, he thinks the monkey is his mama! As George shows his doting protege the differences between a monkey and a duck, can he convince the duckling that birds of a feather should flock together? duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:30 amCat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#115H] Jump!/Slow Down for Sloths * Jump! - Nick and Sally can't jump high enough to get their balloon that is stuck up in a tree. Good thing The Cat knows some of the best jumpers ever! Off they go to Jumpalaroo to learn how to jump from nature's masters: grasshoppers, a kangaroo, and even a flea!
* Slow Down for Sloths - Nick and Sally are trying to draw a picture of a butterfly but can't get close enough to see it. Cat takes them to meet Onslow the Sloth, who teaches the kids that when you slow down, the world comes to you. After lots of practice (and a race to see who's the slowest!), Nick and Sally are now able to get closer to the butterfly and finish their picture! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
9:00 amPeg + Cat [#104H] The Three Bears Problem/The Giant Problem The Three Bears Problem - Fairytale Land. Peg and Cat bring the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff together to form a super group: "The Electric Eleven." Primary Content: Adding 1; Secondary Content: Counting to 11.
The Giant Problem - Giant Land. Peg and Cat must attempt a great escape when they think the Giants want to eat them and their 8 fairy tale friends for lunch. Primary Content: Combinations that add up to 10; Secondary Content: Circle. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
9:30 amDinosaur Train [#112H] One Small Dinosaur/T. Rex Migration * One Small Dinosaur - Mrs. Pteranodon takes Buddy and Tiny to visit a Mikey Microraptor, one of the smallest of dinosaurs ever. Tiny is annoyed that Mikey is even smaller than she is, but Mikey looks up to Tiny as a role model.
* T. rex Migration - Buddy and Tiny go to visit their friend Annie Tyrannosaurus and discover she isn't home, so they follow clues and find her on a migration with her family. duration 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
10:00 amNature [#2601#] White Falcon, White Wolf On Canada's remote Ellesmere Island, where June is spring, July is summer and August is already autumn, the race is on for two remarkable species to raise their families. The white gyr falcon is enormous, the largest and most powerful falcon in the world. Yet last summer, the nesting falcon pair here failed to raise any young. The rare Arctic wolves rely on every member of the pack to chase and bring down the prey that keeps them alive. Last year was good to them, and they raised three cubs. But for the wolves and the falcons, as well for as the snowy owls, musk oxen, lemmings, Arctic foxes and hares who share this fragile ecosystem with them, fortunes are always precarious. duration 56:46 SRND51 TVPG
11:00 amSimply Ming [#901Z] Jacques Pepin & Paner You know a cooking technique is a true classic when it can be found around the world. The French call it "paner a l'anglaise." Ming and his guest, the great man himself, Jacques Pepin show you the technique. Watch as they cook on the fly together, using the paner technique and our mystery ingredients to launch two new dishes: Panko-Crusted Butter Fish with Wasabi-Avocado Cream & Mango and Paner au Beurre Turkey with Mushroom Ratatouille. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG
11:30 amJacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#201] Viva Espana! Jacques' world travels influence his cooking and with this menu we'll savor the essence of Spain. Bold and Spicy Gazpacho kicks off the meal followed by Shellfish and Chicken Paella. A detour to pick up some Caribbean flavors makes the last dish of Pineapple in Dark Rum Sauce worth a trip to the kitchen. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
12:00 pmAmerica's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1312H] Breakfast Standbys Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby challenges viewers to a blind oatmeal tasting to see if steel-cut really is better than instant. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the best bowl of 10-Minute Steel Cut Oatmeal. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried is in the Equipment Corner reviewing his favorite moka pots, and Chris answers questions from viewers. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making perfect Home Fries. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG
12:30 pmCook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#501H] Hearty Autumn Dinner Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Smothered Pork Chops. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of breakfast sausage. Next, Chris answers questions from viewers. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfect Apple Fritters. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG
1:00 pmCheck, Please! Bay Area [#203H] Miller's East Coast West Delicatessen, Picante, Da Flora Authentic ingredients flown in from New York, make this delicatessen a special find; while flavors cultivated from a love affair with Mexico are the inspiration at our next stop. And finally the Veneto region of Italy is the focus, with just a dab of Hungarian. duration 26:13 STEREO TVG
1:30 pmLidia's Italy In America [#201H] Italian Style Breakfast for Dinner Lidia cooks frittatas today; they are delicious for lunch AND dinner and are also a great way to use leftover vegetables and day old bread. Recipes include Ricotta Frittata, Sausage, Eggs & Pepper Frittata and an Asparagus and Onion frittata. She also visits Brooklyn's famous Faicco with dear friend and restaurateur, Angelo Vivolo, to see their Italian American tradition of making sausage. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG
2:00 pmMartha Bakes [#101H] Yellow Cake A simple recipe for yellow cake becomes the foundation for extraordinary desserts. Martha shares her father's favorite birthday cake, with an orange curd filling and a rich chocolate frosting - and offers tips for creating a bakery-worthy layer cake, such as creating even layers and applying a perfect coat of frosting. From a mouthwatering stone-fruit upside-down cake to a batch of strawberry cupcakes, Martha covers the possibilities for this yellow cake recipe. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG
2:30 pmSara's Weeknight Meals [#211H] Locavore In Napa with Joey Altman Sara travels to a beautiful vineyard in Napa, California to cook farm fresh meals locally sourced with Bay Area chef Joey Altman. They whip up Grilled Salmon, Arugula & Grilled Corn Salad and Sweet Pea & Avocado Crostini. With Grilled Duck Breast, Honey-Roasted Carrots, Farro-Herb Salad and Cider Jus, the best of the farm is on the plate. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG
3:00 pmMusic Makes A City This film tells the inspiring story of an American city and its orchestra. In the late 1940s, Charles Farnsley, a visionary mayor in Louisville, Kentucky, embarked on an unusual scheme to save the struggling civic orchestra. His ambitious plan to commission and record new music from composers all over the world succeeded beyond all expectations -- sparking a torrent of original offerings from both famous and emerging composers of the time. The commissioning project propelled the Louisville Orchestra to Carnegie Hall and international acclaim, and made a lasting contribution to musical history. And just as Farnsley had predicted, as the orchestra's reputation grew, so did the cultural and economic life of Louisville. Narrated by Will Oldham, this story of the little orchestra on the Ohio River features interviews with composers Lukas Foss, Gunther Schuller, Elliott Carter, Chou-Wen chung and William Schuman, and a soundtrack of selected commissions recorded by the Louisville Orchestra. duration 54:46 SRND51 TVG
4:00 pmMcLaughlin Group [#3215H] duration 27:30 STEREO TVRE
4:30 pmMoyers & Company [#313H] All Work and No Pay You've heard about the wave of protests against fast food chains like McDonald's and Burger King where employees are forced to live on next to nothing. Workers in regular, sit-down restaurants are also penalized. Back in 1991, the National Restaurant Association - often called "the other NRA" - passed around enough campaign contributions to persuade Congress to set the Federal minimum wage for waiters, busboys, and bartenders at only $2.13 an hour. They claim that tips are additional income that makes up the difference. But tips are random and often meager. Restaurant workers struggling to earn a living are twice as likely to be on public assistance.
This week, Bill Moyers talks with Saru Jayaraman, co-founder and co-director of ROC-United - the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, whose 13, 000 members across the country are fighting for better wages and working conditions. Because ROC has been making headway, they've got powerful enemies, including Rick Berman, a Washington-based lawyer and PR man, dubbed "Dr. Evil" by 60 Minutes, who specializes in industry-funded attack campaigns against health and safety regulations, the minimum wage and organized labor.
"In any other context, what is it called when an employer practically doesn't pay their workers, full-time workers? It's called slavery," Saru Jayaraman tells Moyers. "So how is it that a major industry has basically convinced America, convinced Congress, that they practically shouldn't have to pay their workers at all? It's purely money and power. And their control over our legislators."
But she remains hopeful: "There's nothing that people cannot achieve once they expose those forces and once they resist. We can actually overcome even the most hardened, monied lobbyists in Washington, DC, or in states around the country. Because ultimately, if we are a true democracy, we cannot cede our democratic powers to these people."
Saru Jayaraman is also director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley and the author of Behind the Kitchen Door. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE
5:00 pmKQED NEWSROOM [#123H] State Sen. Leland Yee Indicted, 'Weed Land' and Poking Fun at Silicon Valley
State Sen. Leland Yee Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
A federal grand jury has indicted State Sen. Leland Yee, former San Francisco School Board President Keith Jackson and 27 other defendants charging them with crimes including firearms trafficking, money laundering and public corruption. The indictment formalizes federal charges first announced last week. Yee has hired a new attorney and is expected to make his first court appearance next week. Jackson was released on bail Thursday evening. Meanwhile, the capture of Chinatown gang figure Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow has not eased fears among business owners in the neighborhood.
•Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group
•Linda Yee, KPIX
• Leland Yee, Keith Jackson Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
• Money Talks: The FBI's Bribe Strategy in Yee, Calderon Cases
• A Reporter's Guide to the FBI Affidavit on State Sen. Leland Yee
It's been nearly 20 years since California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana. In recent years, the number of dispensaries has exploded with more than 200 operating in the Bay Area alone and crop production is booming. The billion-dollar industry is largely unregulated in the state and illegal under federal law. A recent poll shows Californians are divided on legalization. Scott Shafer speaks with Sacramento Bee senior writer Peter Hecht, whose new book "Weed Land" explores the highs and lows of the cannabis industry.
• Forum: How Pot Went Legit
• KQED Special: Republic of Cannabis
Poking Fun at Silicon Valley
The quirks of the high-tech lifestyle are easy fodder for humor. The new HBO series "Silicon Valley," premiering Sunday, serves up a parody of the region. Series co-creator Mike Judge's new show features a collection of awkward, geeky characters who think they've come up with the next big app. But underlying the humor are some serious issues for local residents. We take a look at the funny and not-so-funny aspects of Silicon Valley culture including tech's emphasis on youth, and the ongoing backlash against the Google bus invasion.
•Steve Goldbloom, "Everything But The News," PBS Digital Studios & ITVS
•Aarti Shahani, KQED News Contributor
• Best Silicon Valley Satires
duration 27:46 STEREO
5:30 pmPBS NewsHour Weekend [#162H] Included: a report from Mexico, a place often in the headlines for its brutal drug war. Martin Fletcher shows a different side of the country: its burgeoning economy. Some economists call it the "Aztec Tiger" - Mexico's now the third biggest trading partner with the US. But with poverty afflicting half of the country's 120 million people, future economic growth is no guarantee. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE
6:00 pmHeat and Harvest: Impact of Climate Change On California September 28, 2012 From the vast fields of fruits and nuts in the Central Valley to the waterways of the Sacramento Delta - and many growing centers in between - climate change is beginning to take its toll on California agriculture. According to a recent report commissioned by the state EPA and Energy Commission, yields in key crops are expected to drop significantly over the coming decades as climate change alters key growing conditions.
The list of crops most directly affected under business as usual conditions, assuming a 2 degree warming by 2050, reads like a walk through a supermarket produce section: yields of citrus crops in the San Joaquin Valley are expected to drop about 18% by 2050; grapes about 6%; cherries and other orchard crops about 9%. But this is not just a look into the state's future. California's farms, often called the nation's breadbasket, are already feeling the effects of the trifecta of converging forces prompted by climate change: shorter cold seasons, longer seasons of extreme heat, and dwindling water supplies.
This multi-platform collaboration of the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED's science and environment reporting teams examines how climate change is already playing out in one of California's largest industries. Three documentary reports are woven into one comprehensive program. duration 26:46 STEREO TVPG
6:30 pmNew Environmentalists [#2013H] From Chicago to the Karoo The New Environmentalists share a common goal - safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their communities. The film is the latest in the Mill Valley Film Group's Emmy Award-winning series featuring inspiring portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support. South Africa | Jonathan Deal is leading a concerted campaign against fracking that threatens the Karoo, where sparse desert and majestic mountains converge to create an agriculture heartland and flourishing wildlife reserves. Iraq | The Mesopatamia Marshes had been a vital life force for centuries until Saddam Hussein destroyed them. Azzam Alwash has taken on the challenge of restoring the wetlands to their original splendor. Italy| An elementary school teacher began a public education campaign about the dangers of incinerators in his small Tuscan town that grew into a national Zero Waste movement that is spreading across Europe. West Timor | When Indonesian marble mining companies began to exploit the pristine mountains surrounding her homeland, Mama Aleta Baun organized villagers in a peaceful weaving protest that halted the mining. Chicago | A mother of three led local residents in a successful campaign to shut down two of the country's oldest and dirtiest coal fired power plants - and is now transforming the troubled sites into community parks. Colombia | Unfazed by powerful political opponents and a pervasive culture of violence, Nohra Padilla organized marginalized waste pickers to make recycling a legitimate part of Bogota's waste management system. Narrated by Robert Redford, The New Environmentalists illustrates how ordinary people are effecting extraordinary change. duration 27:46 STEREO TVG
7:00 pmFake Or Fortune? [#103H] The Genuine Article The art world can be a bear pit with a myriad of tricksters at work. Hanging in one of the most prestigious and respected art institutes in London is a picture Philip has heard of, which may hold the key to unlocking the story of the most audacious forger of all time. Is this a forgery from Han Van Meegeren, a man who dared to fake the work of old masters and made millions from his deception until he was caught in 1945? duration 59:10 STEREO TVPG
8:00 pmCall The Midwife [#302H] Trixie is upset when Sister Julienne promotes Jenny to "acting sister, " but their relationship is eventually restored. A patient who's carrying a baby who wasn't fathered by her husband accepts that the only solution is adoption. Cynthia, inspired by a lecture on the art of natural childbirth, helps a patient experience a peaceful and calm birth. Alec and his friends try to persuade Jenny to go on a nuclear disarmament march, but she declines for the sake of her patients. duration 56:21 STEREO TV14
9:00 pmMasterpiece Classic [#4413#] Mr. Selfridge, Season 2 - Part 2 Miss Mardle gets a lucky break, LeClair resurfaces and Loxley seeks Harry's help. All await Churchill's appearance at the store. duration 56:46 STEREO TVPG
10:00 pmSecrets of Selfridges Two words are synonymous with the department store Selfridges: luxury and London. However, Selfridges was the brain child of an American, Mr. Harry Gordon Selfridge, whose life is depicted in the PBS Masterpiece series "Mr. Selfridge." The real, flamboyant Mr. Selfridge revolutionized the way that Londoners shopped by introducing a new American retail model that made shopping less of a practical pursuit and more of a luxurious adventure.
Keen to put the shopper's experience above all else it was Selfridge who coined the phrase "the customer is always right," an expression that has become the mantra of retail stores all over the world. Today, Selfridges remains as much of an attraction as it was when it opened in 1909, and Selfridge's dream of creating a sophisticated and adventurous shopping experience is enjoyed by people from every corner of the world, 362 days a year. duration 55:01 STEREO TVPG
11:00 pmImageMakers [#1001H] The Golden Years THE BIRTHDAY CIRCLE - England
Two young children defiantly claim independence in their own home, but are implored by their frustrated elders to consider external care. This unique film places mature dialogue literally in the mouths of babes making for an uncomfortable, but illuminating look at the cruel irony of aging. What results is a role reversal dark comedy of brutal honesty. Directed and produced by Philip Lepherd. Principal cast: Matthew Marsh, Orson Lepherd, Rafe Lepherd, and Rosemary Smith.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT - England
It's not everyday you fall in love, but in 70-year-old Arthur's case he can and does. When he spots Ruth in the retirement home, he knows in his heart he has finally found his soul mate. Directed by Michael Davies, the short film shows that you are never too old to fall in love. Principal cast: John Hurt, Phyllida Law, and Barry McCarthy. Love at First Sight won the top prize at six film festivals and was shortlisted for a 2012 Academy Award.
DANNY & ANNIE - USA
In a simple analogy, the old Brooklynite Danny Perasa says that marriage is like color TV. Once you have it, you never want to go back to black and white. He has been married to Annie for 25 years. The couple recounts their life together from their first date (on which Danny proposed) to Danny's final days with terminal cancer. This remarkable couple personifies the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people. Directed and animated by brothers Mike and Tim Rauch. duration 25:06 STEREO TVG
11:30 pmImageMakers [#1010H] Innocence Lost CROSSING SALWEEN - Ireland
Along the Thailand border in Eastern Burma, nine-year-old Ko Reh finds herself orphaned after the massacre of her village and family by the military junta. She must now make the arduous journey with the help of a mysterious stranger to the Salween River that separates the horrors of Burma from the safety of Thailand. Will her late father's enduring love and promise of assistance from a forest spirit be enough to shepherd her across the river where so many others have fallen? Written and directed by Brian O'Malley and based on a short story by Gary Moore. Principal cast: Ronnachai Wijitto, Thanawut Kedsaro, and Danai Thiengtham. The little girl (Ronnachai) is a refugee. What is also amazing is the she had never acted before and beat out many trained actors for the role.
FENCES - Australia
Eight-year-old Lucas' father is a forensic crime scene detective. He argues with his ex-wife to look after Lucas while called to a crime scene, but she's too busy. Forced to take the boy, will Lucas stay put in the car or will he discover what his daddy does for a living? Directed by Tim Dean. Principal cast: Trent Heath, Brett Swain, Nicole Nabout, and Victoria Eagger. duration 27:39 STEREO TVPGV
12:00 amAustin City Limits [#4003H] Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails makes a rare television appearance, taking the ACL stage in an hour-long performance of tracks from the latest album, Hesitation Marks. duration 56:46 SRND51 TVPG