TV Daily Schedule: KQED 9
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KQED 9: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Comcast 9 and 709 • Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1
Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.
12:00 amCharlie Rose [#18058] (original broadcast date: 03/14/12)
* George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom
* a look at the play "Wit" with director Lynne Meadow and actor Cynthia Nixon. duration 56:46 STEREO TVRE
1:00 amNightly Business Report [#31183Z] One day after Citi fails the bank stress tests both investors and the company say they're perplexed. Former Federal Deposit Insurance Commission Chairman Sheila Bair gives her perspective on bank stress test results. Another hit to Goldman Sachs' reputation, as an employee writes a very public and scathing resignation letter. We talk to a management expert about the public relations problem. The nation's escalating student debt is ratcheting up pressure to cut college costs. Washington Correspondent Sylvia Hall reports. What your behavior says about your spending habits. On My Own Two Feet Author Manisha Thakor explains. duration 24:46 STEREO TVRE
1:30 amMagic Moments - The Best of 50's Pop (My Music #102) Take a stroll down memory lane with the pop sounds of this concert special. This reunion brings together the greatest recording artists from the 50s pop era. Taped in Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal, it is hosted by Mary Lou Metzger, Phyllis McGuire and Pat Boone, and features a cavalcade of 1950s pop music recording legends, reuniting and performing their biggest hits. The McGuire Sisters (who reunite for the first time since 1967), Debbie Reynolds, Patti Page, the Chordettes, the Crew Cuts, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Coins, Don Cherry, Gogi Grant and more take the stage and share the good times.
This nostalgia-fest features a mix of new performances and short archival footage transitions of the fads, fashions, news stories and pop cultural events of the 50s decade. Tribute montages also highlight the superstar 50s pop icons who have died in recent years (Dean Martin, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Ray and more). Special guest presenters include Wink Martindale, Rip Taylor, Brett Somers, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Nick Clooney, Fess parker and Joni James.
"26 Miles"; "Big Man" (Four Preps); "April Love" (Pat Boone); "Band of Gold" (Don Cherry); "Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight" (Ensemble); Greatest Hits Medley (McGuire Sisters); "Istanbul"; "Standing on the Corner" (Four Lads); "Little Darlin'" (Diamonds); "Lollipop" (Chordettes); "Shangri-la" (Four Coins); "Sh-Boom" (Crew Cuts); "Sit Right Down and Write a Letter"; "All in the Game" (Mel Carter); "Tammy" (Debbie Reynolds); "Tennessee Waltz"; "Old Cape Cod" (Patti Page); "The Wayward Wind" (Gogi Grant); "Three Coins in the Fountain"; "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (Four Aces). duration 2:29:56 STEREO TVG
3:30 amPeter, Paul and Mary - 25th Anniversary Concert In 1986 the legendary Peter, Paul and Mary marked their 25th anniversary with the taping of their very first PBS TV special. Now, two and a half decades later, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the formation of the group in the famed Greenwich Village, this joyous yet deeply moving live concert is being re-released for March 2012 pledge. Peter, Paul and Mary's 25th Anniversary Concert features songs that became, for many, the soundtrack of their generation. In an era in which folk music became America's messenger of hope, Peter, Paul and Mary sounded a call to conscience that, to this day, remains an enduring part of our national quest for equity and justice. Perhaps as much as anyone, in a period of great turbulence and transformation, Peter, Paul and Mary inspired America to be the best we could be. That, indeed, is a formidable legacy and one that has made this trio and its music a true and enduring national treasure. duration 1:59:00 STEREO TVG
5:30 amImageMakers [#903H] My First Crush THE CRUSH - Ireland
Ardal Travis is in love. There's just one small problem - him. He's only eight years old and the object of his affection is his beautiful teacher Miss Purdy. He also has a bigger problem - Pierce. He is Miss Purdy's fiancee. As the saying goes, all is fair in love and war. There's only one thing Ardal can do - challenge the interloper to a duel! Written and directed by Michael Creagh. The film was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award. Principal cast: Oran Creagh (the filmmaker's son), Olga Wehrly and Rory Keenan.
BIG GIRL - Canada
A battle of wills develops between nine-year-old Josephine and her mother's new boyfriend - a "lowly" bartender. No longer the sole object of her affection, she challenges this new interloper to a winner take all competition. He may be man enough for her mother, but is he man enough to take care of them both? A bittersweet tale of modern family politics written and directed by Renuka Jeyapalan. Principal cast: Samantha Weinstein, Kris Holden-Ried and Patricia Fagan. duration 29:28 STEREO TVG
6:00 amRaggs [#202H] Keeping Clean All the dogs love bath time, well, all the dogs except Pido - he thinks baths are boring. The rest of the dogs work together to show Pido all the fun things you can do to have a great bath that is not boring.
Shake your Tails, the clubhouse is a mess and Trilby tries to rally the dogs to help clean up. All the dogs seem to have other plans and don't have time to clean the house, but when they return the clubhouse is now magically all clean. Is it possible that Dumpster cleaned the clubhouse? duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amWild Kratts [#124H] Kerhonk When Martin's and Chris' Creature Power Suits unexpectedly get jammed in Proboscis monkey mode and the top monkey of the troop is injured protecting a youngster from a crocodile, the Kratt brothers find themselves stepping into the injured monkey's role. While Aviva nurses the monkey back to health, Chris and Martin must keep the troop together and soon discover the important communication function of the proboscis monkeys strangest feature - his huge, droopy, bulbous nose! They uncover some of the different methods animals utilize to communicate important information to each other. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY
7:00 amArthur [#1504] Cents-Less/Buster The Lounge Lizard * Cents-Less - Mr. Ratburn decides it's time for his class to learn a little about money - or, rather, the lack of it. For the entire weekend, no one in the class can spend a cent. Will the kids survive!? And can't Muffy just use her credit card?? Or will she figure out how to use an actual skill and - barter?
* Buster the Lounge Lizard - Buster has the brand-new Dark Bunny Dark Buggy, complete with grappling hook and voice commands! But with all its bells and whistles, the Buggy seems to have a mind of its own and has zoomed its way into the mysterious teacher's lounge, where no student dares to enter. Until - now? duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:30 amCaillou [#404] Caillou Helps Out Everyone's lending a helping hand today. Caillou plans a surprise birthday party for Grandpa with Grandma's help. He and Grandma get everything ready, and Grandpa is very surprised and very happy. Caillou really likes to play with Leo's pet hamster and would love to have one of his own. He doesn't realize how much hard work having a hamster can be until he offers to look after Leo's pet while Leo and his parents are out of town. He soon realizes it's not all fun and games - especially with Gilbert around! Mom is upset when the mailman only brings bills, bills and more bills. Caillou and Dad decide to make a nice letter for her and they give it to the mailman to deliver. Mom is thrilled to get such a nice letter from Caillou. On another day, Caillou is really looking forward to a special day with Dad, but Dad gets a bad cold and has to stay home. Caillou is pretty disappointed at first, but then with some help from Mom, Dr. Caillou looks after patient Dad. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY
8:00 amCurious George [#129] George Fixes Betsy's Wagon/Curious George Takes A Drive * George Fixes Betsy's Wagon: George and Steve borrow Betsy's wagon to pick up a package, but on the way they lose a wheel. To replace the wheel, they experiment with a piece of wood, some roller skates, and baby carriage wheels. Can they find some way to keep that wagon rolling? And what's in that giant package anyhow? Educational Objective: To explore the system of wheels and axles that make a wagon work correctly.
* Curious George Takes a Dive: George makes friends with a turtle down at Lake Wanasink Lake but worries that because the turtle has no thumbs, it's going to get a lot of water up its nose when it goes into the lake. The solution is to bring the turtle home and keep it in the bathtub. But the turtle is just not happy in the bathtub and when George brings home fish and weeds and frogs from the lake to keep it company, The Man with the Yellow Hat isn't very happy either. Educational Objective: To show that various plants and animals inhabit different kinds of environments and have structures and functions that help them thrive in these environments.