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KQED 9: Sunday, April 22, 2012

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Sunday, April 22, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#702H] Traveling up Highway 101 to San Francisco, the team takes in the iconic sights of the West coast, from sea lions to the Golden Gate Bridge, before stopping to speak with Aleks Zavaleta, Executive Director of Loco Bloco, a community outreach program. In Sebastopol they interview Jay Shafer, designer of Tumbleweed Tiny Homes, sustainable homes as small as 65 square feet, whose home makes the RV seem spacious. Continuing into the Pacific Northwest, the team is invited into the home of Lori Pappas, CEO of Global Team for Local Initiatives, an Ethiopian aid organization. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#304H] Cyrus, Yellow Submarine and Slanted Door There's nothing like dining in style and we start this show with a two star Michelin restaurant. Then, in contrast, we visit a place with subs, the sandwich kind, toasted and filled-to-order at a place named after a Beatles tune. Finally Vietnamese food is served at a popular, trendy spot by the Bay. duration 27:42   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#609H] Pork Store Cafe, Pizzaiolo, Zarzuela Diners start the day right with a hearty breakfast at a spot called Pork Store Cafe in San Francisco. Then head off to Pizzaiolo in Oakland for some of the best wood fired pizzas using organic, local products. For the last stop, take pleasure in the tantalizing flavors of traditional tapas and Spanish dishes at Zarzuela in San Francisco. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    ImageMakers [#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 am
    Steve McQueen: Man on the Edge [#505] A fatherless reform school kid, Steve McQueen joined the Marines, but was never far from trouble - until he found acting. He was one of Hollywood's highest paid stars, and one of its most difficult. His rise to icon and the inevitable descent are told by those who watched it happen. Narrated by James Coburn. duration 58:10   TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Papillon [#1026H] (1973) Safecracker Henri ''The Butterfly'' Charriere (Steve McQueen) tries to escape from Devil's Island with counterfeiter Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman) duration 2:30:44   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:32 am
    ImageMakers [#803] Boys Will Be Boys FORMIC - Germany
    Size doesn't matter in this intricately orchestrated confrontation between a skateboarder and an ant. Beethoven's 5th Symphony accompanies a seamless mix between slow motion, live action and CGI in this award winning short film. Directed by Roman Kaelin and Florian Wittmann.
    SMALL CHANGE - Australia
    A boy is forced to grow up quickly when his mom leaves his dad. His father is overwhelmed and reeling from her departure. His little sister is acting like a baby. It's up to the little boy to take charge. The family learns small change can make all the difference in the world. Written, directed and edited by Anna McGrath. Principal cast: Minnie Liszukiewicz, Ziggy Liszukiewicz and Ditch Davey.
    MIRACLE FISH - Australia
    Joey's 8th birthday will be a birthday he'll never forget. School bullies tease him about his stupid birthday present. Joe hides out in the school nurse's office and falls asleep. He wishes everyone in the world would just go away. When he awakes, he finds his school empty and wonders if his wish has come true. But his fantasy is shattered, when an even darker thought than being the last person on earth confronts him. Directed and written by Luke Doolan. Principal cast: Karl Beattie, Brendan Donoghue, Tara Morice and Kieran Darcy-Smith.
    duration 27:38   STEREO TVPG-V
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#152] Party It's Puppy Party Day, and B. Max gets a little carried away with the plans. The dogs help show him how much fun it can be to plan a party together. Plus, the dogs are invited to Larry the Labrador's party, but since Trilby has not met him, she is not sure she wants to go. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#113H] Mystery of the Weird Looking Walrus Chris and Martin are on a mission to discover why walrus look so weird, but discover that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a herd to mine precious pearls for Donita Donata's fashion line. The Wild Kratts team must use the walrus features against Zach to save the creatures and return them to their Arctic domain. Science Concepts: Suction. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Arthur [#309] Arthur's Treasure Hunt/The Return of the King When Buster digs up an ancient arrowhead, everyone else wants to hunt for buried treasures, too. But how can Arthur become a famous discoverer of lost civilizations and stuff if his Mom won't let him dig up the back yard?

    In the second story, a field trip to the Medieval Fair pits Arthur's class against another led by Ratburn's super-tough mentor, Mr. Pryce-Jones. Arthur and the gang suffer defeat after humiliating defeat against the smarter, stronger competitors. Can Arthur save the day--and be crowned king? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#429] Sounds and Music! When Caillou visits Clementine, he is impressed to see Billy practicing on a Tuba. Soon, Billy's marching band mates arrive to practice. Clementine and Caillou wish they could join in too. They make their own pretend horns with cardboard tubes. Also, on a winter evening, a strange sound grabs Caillou's attention. He follows the sound to find out its source. Caillou continues his search and discovers Gilbert in his room, having a great time playing with a baby toy. Later, Caillou goes up to the attic with Mom and finds a box containing a teddy bear and a music box. Caillou and Rosie find a way to share these treasures. Caillou gets a special invitation to go to Andre's gym class. A little intimidated at first, Caillou tries his best and ends up having great fun. Caillou finds the leap-frog exercise difficult but he keeps trying and finally succeeds. Caillou learns to deal with a change in plans, when Daddy has to use the car and Mommy and Caillou have to take the subway. Caillou has fun checking out the map, getting tickets and listening to the musicians! In fact he has so much fun, he and Mom decide to take the subway home! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#509] Follow That Boat/Windmill Monkey * Follow That Boat - Steve needs an A to pass his history class and his model papyrus boat is sure to make the grade. George helps him test the boat in Endless Park's pond, but a sudden rainstorm sweeps it down the sewer grate! While searching for the boat, Steve and George learn that debris from the street ends up in the ocean. Will they ever find Steve's little boat in the big ocean or will he be taking history again next year? Educational Objective: To recognize that waste needs to be disposed of properly to prevent unnecessary harm to the environment. To learn about a manmade system designed to reduce man's impact on the environment by working to maintain a clean and healthy environment.
    * Windmill Monkey - George proudly finishes planting his rooftop garden when he turns around to find that Compass and his friends have eaten all the seeds. The scarecrow overlooking the garden didn't scare them at all! While buying more seeds, George spots a windmill and learns how the wind can power just about anything. The inspired monkey sets out to create the world's first wind powered scarecrow in hopes that will keep his seeds safe. But some things are more easily planned than done! Educational Objective: To recognize wind as an alternative and renewable source of energy capable of doing work.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#126H] Blue Feet Are Neat/A Little Reef Magic * Blue Feet Are Neat - Nick and Sally are trying out their new blue rubber boots but they keep getting stuck in the mud! Cat knows just who can help them - Buster, the Blue-footed Booby bird. Buster is only too happy to show them how his wide, flat blue feet help him move easily over the muddy shore. With Cat's help to make their boots wide and flat, Sally and Nick can now walk across the mud without getting stuck - just like Buster!
    * Reef Magic - Nick has difficulty learning a "disappearing" magic trick, when who should appear but The Cat in the Hat! He takes Nick and Sally to the coral reef of Scoobamareen. There they learn that distraction is a great way for some sea creatures to hide themselves from other fish who might be looking for a bite to eat. Back at home, Nick and Sally use what they learned to make their stuffed panda disappear!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#112] Cinderella Red doesn't feel like much of a Princess, so how will she fit in at Sleeping Beauty's princess party? The Super Readers magically leap into the book of Cinderella who has a party of her own to get to! When the clock strikes midnight, Red learns that she doesn't need the help of a fairy godmother to feel great about who she is! Educational Objectives: To learn about feeling good about oneself, find the letters of the alphabet and practice the magic of spelling. Opposite words are used to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#132] Buck-Tooth Bucky/Tiny's Tiny Friend * Buck-Tooth Bucky - When Don finds a mystery tooth in Dad's old tooth collection, Dad decides to take the kids on an investigation. They discover that the tooth belongs to a dinosaur called Masiakasaurus, a creature with a mouthful of protruding buck teeth! < br />* Tiny's Tiny Friend - Tiny gets upset when she finds a miniature mammal named Cindy Cimolestes has moved into her "Tiny Place," a hole in a tree near the family nest. Buddy ends up using his sharp eyes to help Cindy find a new home that more perfectly fits her small size. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#130] Morning, Noon, and Night/Mr. Bleakman's Special Day * Morning, Noon, and Night - Cleo and Clifford are excited to learn that Cleo will be Clifford's guest for a weekend while her house is being painted! But soon Cleo is filling Clifford's doghouse with her stuff, taking over his bed and butting in on his time alone with Emily Elizabeth. It takes time, but Cleo eventually perceives how to be a good houseguest.
    * Mr. Bleakman's Special Day - Mr. Bleakman appears to be particularly grumpy one day. At first, the dogs are upset with him, but then they overhear Mrs. Howard say that sometimes a grumpy attitude can be changed through kindness. This inspires the dogs to perform a series of "secret good deeds" to turn Mr. Bleakman's frown into a smile. They are surprised when the kind acts make them feel much better, too!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#201] Puppy Dog Power/Extra! Extra! * Puppy Dog Power - When Clifford and Jorge find that their new rather large puppy playmate Bruno plays too rough for them, they ditch him rather than tell him the truth. But upon realizing how much they've hurt his feelings, they discover that telling the truth is far less hurtful and is, in fact, the best way to be friends.
    * Extra! Extra! - The kids agree to create a local newspaper for the neighborhood. At first they aren't sure they can do it. But with the support of each other - and by believing in themselves - they manage to create an exciting newspaper filled with stories from around the neighborhood.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Nature [#2911H] River of No Return The Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness is a protected wilderness area in Idaho and the second largest contiguous area of protected wilderness in the continental United States. There are no roads here, just thick forests, mountains and canyons -- a perfect habitat for wildlife, particularly wolves who have just returned after a 50-year absence -- and a young couple, Isaac and Bjornen Babcock, who chose this wilderness for their year-long honeymoon. But what begins as a romantic adventure becomes a tale of struggle and survival -- both for the newlyweds, and for every life trying to make it in the unforgiving heart of the wilderness. duration 1:11:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Earth Days: American Experience [#2205H] It is now all the rage in the Age of Al Gore and Barack Obama, but can you remember when everyone in America was not "Going Green?" This program looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement - from its post-war rumblings in the 1950s and the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson's incendiary bestseller Silent Spring, to the first wildly successful 1970 Earth Day celebration and the subsequent firestorm of political action. The stories of the era's pioneers - among them former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall; biologist/Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich; Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand; Apollo Nine astronaut Rusty Schweickart; and renewable energy pioneer Hunter Lovins - are illustrated with an incredible array of footage from candy-colored Eisenhower-era tableau to classic tear-jerking 1970s anti-litterbug PSAs. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Robert Stone, this film is both a meditation on man's complex relationship with nature and a history of the revolutionary achievements - and missed opportunities - of groundbreaking eco-activism. duration 1:56:16   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Tales of the San Joaquin: A River Journey The San Joaquin River has been called by some the hardest working river in America and by others the most abused. This is the story of that river and the key role it plays in California's statewide water system. Designed to inform, educate, illustrate and entertain, the program travels the length of the San Joaquin from its source in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to its eventual merging with the Sacramento River as itswaters flow into San Francisco. By Christopher Beaver. duration 56:04   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Inside Washington [#2401] duration 27:46   TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3017] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2306H] April 20, 2012 Many are convinced that government in California is broken, with political gridlock in Sacramento and ongoing budget problems. Some blame Prop.13, the initiative process, term limits, or the 2/3 majority requirement for raising taxes. Gov. Brown recently urged Sacramento lawmakers to make billions of dollars of cuts and predicted the state's shortfall could exceed the $9 billion estimated by his administration earlier this year.
    We take an in-depth look at potential solutions for what ails the state in Broken California. Guests:
    Susan Kennedy, former Chief of Staff for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger;
    Don Perata, Former Senate President Pro-Tem;
    Dan Schnur, Professor, University of Southern California;
    and Mark Paul, co-author, "California Crackup".
    Hosted by PBS NewsHour's Spencer Michels. (original broadcast: Nov. 11, 2011)
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#204H] Pasta Moon, Town Hall, Suppenkuche Contemporary Italian, in a romantic seaside setting, begin our show, followed by a lively, trendy, fun spot with comfort food. Then off to the flavors of Germany and the boisterous atmosphere of this beer-centric restaurant. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#115H] The Case for Old-School Faith & Politics Two movements once at the vital center of our society, liberal politics and American Christianity have gone astray, says Eric Alterman (from the left) and Ross Douthat (from the right). This week, each meets separately with Bill to discuss the implications of this wayward course on American Democracy.
    First, Eric Alterman describes the grand aspirations, ambitions, and historical ironies that prompted him to write his new book The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama. He calls on liberals to regain "the fighting spirit" that characterized Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and to put it in service of new liberal policies for the 2lst century. Liberals, he tells Moyers, have overpromised and underperformed, and it's time once again to make government credible.
    Ross Douthat, the conservative op-ed columnist for The New York Times and author of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, is just as candid about how traditional and institutional Christianity has declined from a vigorous, mainstream, and bipartisan force to a polarizing, heretical combatant in the culture war. He argues that a revival of true and basic Christian principles can lead to American renewal.
    Also, can you imagine Super Grover followed by a super PAC ad? No? Neither can Bill Moyers. In a new essay at the top of the show, Moyers talks about the recent federal appeals court decision of to allow political and issue advertising on public TV and radio channels. "Just say no," Moyers urges station managers across the country - but they need your help.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#405] Call It Home: Searching for Truth On Bolinas Lagoon This documentary celebrates the beauty and importance of the well known Bolinas Lagoon, and chronicles a decades-long community debate to understand the forces affecting its future. Over the last few years the lagoon has been silting up and getting noticeably shallower. Opinions on what to do about it range from large scale dredging to no action at all. Call it Home captures the democratic but volatile debate among local environmentalists, homeowners, and fisherman in a small Northern California seaside community that helped to birth the environmental movement. By Bill Chayes and Chuck Olin. duration 58:51   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Jack Benny: Comedy In Bloom Narrated by Tom Smothers, this affectionate biography features classic clips from Benny's award winning television program, rare photographs, vintage footage and home movies. Interviews with Benny himself and with longtime close friends George Burns, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Dinah Shore, Carol Burnett and Ann-Margaret, shed light on the real Jack Benny who was far from the penny-pinching, vain and exasperating character he portrayed in his routines. duration 58:52   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#106H] Maggie Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey, Jr. Many American descend from a dense soups of European ethnicities; we could call them mutts, with ancestral roots across every country in Europe. Actors Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal are textbook examples of Americans with a rich tapestry of European immigrant stories making up their family trees. We delve in to their deep American roots in early colonial communities, and we meet their Eastern European Jewish ancestors, who share almost identical migration stories From the Mayflower to Ellis Island, we journey through centuries of immigration that shaped and built our melting pot nation. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4211H] Birdsong, Part 1 This is an adaptation of Sebastian Faulk's best-selling novel about lovers torn apart by World War I. Eddie Redmayne plays Stephen Wrayford, whose pre-war affair with Isabelle Azaire (Clemence Poesy) has an enduring effect on him as he fights in the trenches. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TV14-VS
  • 10:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#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
  • 11:00 pm
    Steve McQueen: Man on the Edge [#505] A fatherless reform school kid, Steve McQueen joined the Marines, but was never far from trouble - until he found acting. He was one of Hollywood's highest paid stars, and one of its most difficult. His rise to icon and the inevitable descent are told by those who watched it happen. Narrated by James Coburn. duration 58:10   TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3604H] Alejandro Escovedo/Trombone Shorty Rock and funk collide with Alejandro Escovedo and Trombone Shorty. Escovedo blasts out cuts from his LP Street Songs of Love. Trombone Shorty follows with a heavy dose of New Orleans funk 'n' roll. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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