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KQED 9: Friday, March 23, 2012

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Friday, March 23, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18064] (original broadcast date: 03/22/12)
    Charlie and guest host Gayle King discuss the upcoming season of Mad Men with the show's creator Matthew Weiner and cast members Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, January Jones and Vincent Kartheiser
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31189Z] McDonald's is getting a new leader, what the change means for the nation's biggest burger chain. New York Correspondent Erika Miller reports. Fresh worries about a slowdown in China take the wind out of Wall Street's sails. ConvergEx's Nick Colas shares his insight with NBR Co-Anchor Susie Gharib. Next week the Supreme Court examines Obama's health care law. Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh looks at the limits of congressional power. Volkswagen sales are booming and they're adding 800 jobs at its Tennessee plant. Midwest Bureau Chief Diane Eastabrook finds out what's driving demand. There's never a good time to make a mistake with your money. Earn It, Learn It Author Alisa Weinstein has advice for teaching kids about spending. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    Il Volo Takes Flight In May 2009, three fresh-faced teenagers, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Ginaluca Ginoble appeared on the popular Italian talent show, Ti Lascio Una Canzone and dazzled television viewers with their flawless rendition of the Neapolitan standard "O Sole Mio." The boys who won the competition easily decided that their group needed a name. "Il Volo" meaning "flight" was chosen to signify the feeling that these three young tenors were about to spread their wings.
    The Italian teen vocal group took the audience by storm during the taping at the Detroit Opera House, singing classical and traditional Italian songs that showcased their vocal talent as well as their interpretive gifts for music. Their versions of "O Sole Mio," "Il Mondo," and "E Piu Ti Penso," a medley of Ennio Morricone songs from the soundtracks to (Once Upon a Time in America and Malena) and the Charlie Chaplin song, "Smile," brought the audience to their feet as they exploded with applause for these gifted performers. A touching moment came when the boys sang the popular Italian song, "Mamma," and Ignazio and Piero went into the audience to hug their tearful moms.
    Joining the tenors is Pia Toscano, a popular favorite from American Idol - Season 10, who joins the tenors to sing and dance to "La Luna Hizo Esto." Also performing is guitarist, Milos Karadaglic who boldly introduces the song "Granada."
    duration 1:26:59   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Use Your Brain to Change Your Age with Dr. Daniel Amen Award-winning psychiatrist, brain imaging expert and best-selling author Dr. Daniel Amen will show you how to look and feel younger every day by boosting the physical power of your brain. duration 1:57:13   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Brain Fitness 2: Sight and Sound [#1] Highlights from the program designed to help people get the most from their senses as they age. It looks at the two important senses of vision and hearing, how they change throughout life, and what we can do to keep them healthy and fully functional. This program is based on neuro-plasticity - the ability of the brain to change and adapt -- even rewire itself! It studies how we see and how that changes through life. Host: Dr. Michael Merzenich. duration 28:18   STEREO
  • 5:30 am
    ImageMakers [#802H] Amazing Animation ROCKFISH - USA
    There is something lurking deep below the rocks.. .something ancient... something hungry... something very, very big. An intergalactic exterminator uses an elaborate rig to drill a hole to catch the mother of all rockfish. Strap yourself in and get ready for the ride of your life in Tim Miller's thrilling animated short. The production company is in discussion to make Rockfish into a feature film.
    DESCENDANTS - USA/Germany
    Jealousy, pride and revenge conspire to set one flower against another in this exquisite tale depicting evolution in action. One is a beautiful white flower full of wonder; the other, a decaying red flower (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg) wise to the wickedness of the world. Stunning animation enchants this forest fable about the dream of reaching the unreachable and the fact that something good can come from something evil. Directed and written by Heiko van der Scherm.
    GARBAGE ANGELS - Canada
    Inanimate objects in a garbage dump take on the behavior of African animals in this ingenious animation by Pierre Trudeau. In this throw away world, the spirit of everything lives (recycles) on.
    duration 29:30   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#208H] Try New Things It is Try New Food Tuesday and Pido wants everyone to try Whole Grain Doggie Puffs, but B. Max likes it so much - it is the only thing he wants to eat. Pido wants a new set of drums because he thinks new must be best, but he learns a very different lesson when he starts to miss his old drums. Will Pido find some new drums that he loves? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#104H] Flight of the Draco While on a mission to discover the secret of the Draco lizard's gliding abilities, Martin and Chris uncover an evil plot by fashion designer, Donita Donata. She has been capturing these amazing creatures with a plan to make them part of her new Fall collection. It's the Wild Kratts team to the rescue! Science Concept: Gliding, Gravity. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Arthur [#1203] D.W.'s Stray Netkitin/Bats in the Belfry * D.W.'S Stray Netkitin - D.W. is panicked when a "Scary Clown" virus ruins the Read family computer. Who will take care of her virtual Netkitin pet? "Tickly" needs her hair brushed just so and will only eat Net Nibbles! So D.W. turns to Arthur and Emily for help - but is she really ready to give up control?
    * Bats in the Belfry - Arthur and D.W. are thrilled when Grandma Thora lets them turn her attic into a clubhouse. They each have their own fantasy vision of what it should look like... but their argument is interrupted by the appearance of a very real bat! Will the bat threaten their new play space? Or can they appreciate meeting this unfamiliar creature?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#411] Nature Today Caillou discovers the wonders of the natural world. Grandma introduces Caillou to the many birds that live in the park, and then gives him a bird house for his own backyard. That's why Caillou's prepared when he and Sarah find a baby bird that's fallen from its nest, and they nurse it back to health. Later, Caillou and his daycare buddies have a treasure hunt in the forest. With Sarah and a magnifying glass, Caillou pretends to be a jungle explorer, hunting "big game" in the garden. On another day, Caillou and his family go away for a weekend of camping in the woods. He climbs a mountain with Daddy and really, really hopes he will get to see a moose before it is time to go home. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#604H] George and the Giant Thumb/Shutter Monkey * George and the Giant Thumb - A bored George and Allie decide to make a ginormous sculpture of Bill's sprained thumb. The duo quickly run out of clay and turn to less conventional art supplies. Peanut butter proves too sticky and shaving cream too drippy, so George and Allie use mud to finish their masterpiece. But will Bill give their art a thumbs up?
    * Shutter Monkey - Betsy's "Out of Sight Shapes" entry for the photo contest is sure to win first prize--that is until George and Steve accidentally ruin her pictures. With some help from Steve, George runs around town trying to re-shoot the photographs. But finding the hidden shapes in things is hard for a little monkey! Can George snap 4 pictures of 4 shapes by 4:00 - or are Betsy's prize-winning photos out of sight for good?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#140H] Seasons - Spring and Summer/Seasons - Fall and Winter * Seasons - Spring and Summer - For Show and Tell at school, Nick and Sally must bring something from their favourite season. But how can they choose which is their favourite? The Cat in the Hat takes them to the magical Garden of Seasons, where they can visit any season they like, any time they like! They meet three young animals and journey with them as they begin to grow up. Sally decides that she has two favourite seasons, and with the pictures taken from the Snaparama camera, she now has a scrapbook of pictures to show why! < br />* Seasons - Fall and Winter - It's Nick's turn to choose a favourite season. Back to the Garden of Seasons to visit Fall and Winter! In Fall, they meet up with their friends from Spring and Summer to have a going away party for Candy the goose who's about to fly south. In Winter, they have a great time playing with Sam the hare while all his other friends hibernate. Nick can't decide on just one season, so he makes a picture of all the fun they had in both seasons! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#165Z] The Beach Day Mystery Whyatt and the other fairytale buddies have found a clue leading to treasure and they need a little help! So the superhero readers fly into The Beach Day Mystery where they set off on a swashbuckling scavenger hunt adventure filled with clues, pirates, and of course, treasure! Will Super Why and his friends be able to outsmart the trickiest pirate of them all? Educational Objectives: To learn how to figure out clues. Kids will follow the alphabet, rhyme with AIL words, and use the power to read to change the story! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#202H] Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 3/Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 4 The dinosaurs travel to the "big city" of Laramidia for the Theropod Convention! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#113] Dog Who Cried Woof/Doing The Right Thing * The Dog Who Cried Woof - After overhearing Samuel tell the kids a scary story about Whiffy the Skunk Ghost, Clifford and T-Bone get a bit spooked. Cleo takes the opportunity to play a series of naughty tricks on them, but then finds them not believing her when she really needs them! She learns that it isn't nice to play tricks on people.
    * periences a guilt-induced dream where his conscience tries to show him the right thing to do. T-Bone listens and learns that it's always best to do the right thing.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#109] Something Special/Shun Gets in the Game * Something Special - As he tries to help set up for a big Cinco de Mayo party, Clifford begins to doubt that he has any special skills to offer. Will his friends be able to cheer him up and convince him that he does have "something special?"
    * Shun in the Game - It's the first beautiful day of spring and the official opening day of the Courtyard Volleyball season, so why does Shun keep making up excuses for why he can't play?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4259H] The Bubblefest It's Bubblefest on Sesame Street and Alan and Chris are the leaders of the festivities. Telly is excited since he has never blown a bubble before. Everyone starts blowing bubbles but when Telly gives it a try, he blows way too hard and is unable to make a bubble. At this time, Alan and Chris announce that it is time for a Bubble Mix Mystery, which is figuring out how to make the perfect bubble mix. Alan and Chris explain that there are three different ingredients in the bubble mixture (water, soap, and corn syrup). Elmo and Abby have to figure out how much of each ingredient to mix together. They can use a large cup, medium cup, or small cup to measure the amount of each ingredient. After testing the mixtures, Abby and Elmo determine that the mystery mixture consists of water in the largest measuring cup, soap in the medium measuring cup, and corn syrup in the smallest measuring cup. Now, they must solve r a Bubblefest riddle: "What's round and wet, is something that you blow, and has all the colors of the rainbow?" After talking it through, Elmo and Abby figure out that it's bubbles! Alan and Chris demonstrate that bubbles are iridescent and are all colors of the rainbow. Afterwards,Alan and Chris announce a Bubblefest Pop Quiz. They place all kinds of items on a table and Elmo and Abby must figure out which ones they can use to blow bubbles with. For the Bubblefest Finale, Abby and Elmo use a hula hoop to create a bubble using so big, a child can fit inside!?? And Telly finally blows a bubble, too. The crowd cheers and Bubblefest comes to an end. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#18064] (original broadcast date: 03/22/12)
    Charlie and guest host Gayle King discuss the upcoming season of Mad Men with the show's creator Matthew Weiner and cast members Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, January Jones and Vincent Kartheiser
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#401H] Mescolanza Restaurant, Basque Cultural Center, Alexander's Steakhouse Season 4 begins with an Italian spot that's been around for more than 20 years. It's easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled for this cozy little place specializing in pasta and pizzetta. The next restaurant is housed in a large complex - not the place for romantic ambiance, but the food is traditional, priced right and so good. Finally, Wagyu beef and high end gourmet ingredients are the specialty at our last destination, so be prepared to open up your taste buds and your wallet for that something special! duration 26:51   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    QUEST [#106H] Nanotechnology Takes Off and Journey into Darkness * From Lawrence Berkeley National Labs to Silicon Valley, researchers are manipulating particles at the atomic level, ushering in potential cures for cancer, clothes that don't stain, and solar panels as thick as a sheet of paper.
    * How do you prepare someone who is becoming blind? Quest follows seeing adults through their physical and psychological training as they learn to live in a world without sight.
    * Though you may not believe it, the Bay Area was home to the last whale hunting fleet in the United States - only a generation ago. Quest investigates how Richmond, California was part of a historic moment, and what remains today.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2564Z] Tavis talks with the award-winning writer-producer Matthew Weiner about his Emmy-winning series Mad Men. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#16083] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10291H] Defending And Prosecuting Staff Sergeant Robert Bales * New Anti-Terror Data Mining Guidelines * CCTV Comes To America * Shields &Brooks * "The Hunger Games" Fever duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#18083] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Curious George [#604H] George and the Giant Thumb/Shutter Monkey * George and the Giant Thumb - A bored George and Allie decide to make a ginormous sculpture of Bill's sprained thumb. The duo quickly run out of clay and turn to less conventional art supplies. Peanut butter proves too sticky and shaving cream too drippy, so George and Allie use mud to finish their masterpiece. But will Bill give their art a thumbs up?
    * Shutter Monkey - Betsy's "Out of Sight Shapes" entry for the photo contest is sure to win first prize--that is until George and Steve accidentally ruin her pictures. With some help from Steve, George runs around town trying to re-shoot the photographs. But finding the hidden shapes in things is hard for a little monkey! Can George snap 4 pictures of 4 shapes by 4:00 - or are Betsy's prize-winning photos out of sight for good?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#140H] Seasons - Spring and Summer/Seasons - Fall and Winter * Seasons - Spring and Summer - For Show and Tell at school, Nick and Sally must bring something from their favourite season. But how can they choose which is their favourite? The Cat in the Hat takes them to the magical Garden of Seasons, where they can visit any season they like, any time they like! They meet three young animals and journey with them as they begin to grow up. Sally decides that she has two favourite seasons, and with the pictures taken from the Snaparama camera, she now has a scrapbook of pictures to show why! < br />* Seasons - Fall and Winter - It's Nick's turn to choose a favourite season. Back to the Garden of Seasons to visit Fall and Winter! In Fall, they meet up with their friends from Spring and Summer to have a going away party for Candy the goose who's about to fly south. In Winter, they have a great time playing with Sam the hare while all his other friends hibernate. Nick can't decide on just one season, so he makes a picture of all the fun they had in both seasons! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#101H] Mom of a Croc Chris and Martin are determined to prove to Aviva that there's more to crocodiles than their reputation as scary brutes. They use an egg disguise, created by Aviva, to infiltrate a crocodile nest for an insider's look at the challenging journey of the infant crocs and their mom. Science Concept: Heat can be produced in many ways, and can move from one object to another by a process called conduction. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10291H] Defending And Prosecuting Staff Sergeant Robert Bales * New Anti-Terror Data Mining Guidelines * CCTV Comes To America * Shields &Brooks * "The Hunger Games" Fever duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#31190] Bats Global, the nation's third largest stock market, hits a snafu with its first day of trading. NBR Co-Anchor Tom Hudson talks to a financial expert about high frequency trading. The World Bank gets a new leader. Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh has details on the bank's first physician-president. Bank of America debuts its idea to help struggling homeowners. NBR Co-Anchor Susie Gharib gets details on the plan to turn owners into renters. The stock market has seen a year's worth of gains in the last three months. The Edgar Lomax Company's Randall Eley tells NBR Co-Anchor Susie Gharib about whether or not the rally will continue. He's this week's "Market Monitor" guest. Why being scared can drive you to do greater things. Author and educator Lou Heckler explains in this week's "Lou's Been Thinking." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2323H] March 23, 2012 * The US Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments next week in a landmark case that could determine the future of healthcare and have a significant impact in California. At issue is the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law two years ago.
    * Ross Mirkarimi's future hangs in the balance as the San Francisco Ethics Commission prepares to consider charges of official misconduct leveled against the sheriff after he was suspended by Mayor Ed Lee earlier this week.
    * California State University administrators, anticipating $200 million in additional cuts, announce they will freeze admissions for the 2013 spring quarter. Meanwhile, a bill to cap salaries for top CSU administrators is rejected by the state Senate Education Committee.
    * Seventy of California's 278 state parks are slated for closure this summer because of budget cuts. The California Report's series "On the Rocks" explores trail blazing efforts underway by residents, non-profit agencies, and local and federal governments to prevent some of our treasured parks from closing.
    Guests: David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times; Rachel Gordon, San Francisco Chronicle; Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle; and Rachael Myrow, KQED Public Radio.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:00 pm
    Washington Week [#5139H] * Investigators with the Justice Department were in Florida today meeting with the parents of a teenager who was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer last month. Trayvon Martin, 17, was unarmed when he was shot to death by George Zimmerman, 28, who says he was acting in self-defense. Zimmerman has not been arrested or charged in the case and late today the police chief involved announced he was temporarily stepping down. The shooting has ignited protests and international attention and raised new questions about Florida's Stand-Your-Ground law. Pierre Thomas of ABC News will have the latest on the Justice Department probe.
    * Mitt Romney won the Illinois primary then picked up a key endorsement from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush but it was a gaffe by one of his own staffers that has shaken up the race. A campaign spokesperson said that for the fall campaign Romney could hit a "reset button" and compared it to clearing the screen of an Etch A Sketch toy. The comment has given opponents both a prop and a perfect phrase with which to go after the Republican frontrunner. Dan Balz of The Washington Post and Sam Youngman of Reuters return from the campaign trail to report on the 2012 race for the White House.
    * House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan unveiled the Republican's 2013 budget plan this week and reignited a major election year budget battle. The proposal calls for $5 trillion in spending cuts and significant changes in Medicare. Naftali Bendavid of The Wall Street Journal will take a closer look at the plan that would overhaul the tax code and create just two income brackets, 25% and 10%.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#405H] Indian Palace, Thanh Long, Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant First Indian Palace delivers traditional recipes in an unlikely location, followed by crab, crab and more crab at Thanh Long. Then it's Italian elegance served up at Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 9:01 pm
    Marie Antoinette The program examines the life of a callous queen whose opulent lifestyle and open sexuality made her one of the most controversial monarchs in history. Stuck in a loveless marriage and marked by numerous scandals that included gambling and love affairs, Marie Antoinette became the centerpiece in a revolution about change in hierarchy. The two-hour film traces her journey from the splendors of her childhood in the palaces of the mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire to her final hours in a squalid French prison cell. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVM-S (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Need To Know [#228H] THE ENDURING SACRIFICE (update) - Maria Hinojosa updates her report about military veterans who have difficulty finding work and, in some cases, have become homeless after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. < br />AMERICAN VOICES - In an essay, Dr. Todd Baker, who ran an emergency room in a military hospital in Baghdad, offers ideas about how to care for returning vets. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:30 pm
    Spark! [#702] Nagle, Sano, and Birk * Spark looks at the legacy of modern dance pioneer and San Francisco native Isadora Duncan, whose radical ideas about the art form changed the way the world perceived dance. One of her biggest fans is Mary Sano, who came to the Bay Area from her native Japan to dedicate her life to the preservation of Duncan's work.
    * Next, ever wondered what ceramics has in common with rock and roll? You might want to ask Ron Nagle, whose been making both for more than 30 years.
    * Then, visual artist Sandow Birk takes puppetry to a whole new level in his filmic adaptation of Dante's epic "The Divine Comedy".
    duration 27:59   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18065] (original broadcast date: 03/23/12)
    from Washington DC, an hour with Gen. John Allen, Commander of US Forces in Afghanistan
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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