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KQED 9: Sunday, July 15, 2012

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Sunday, July 15, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Revolutionaries [#107H] Idea Man Author Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, in conversation with journalist Jose Antonio Vargas. duration 53:11   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#406H] Zeni Ethiopian, Quinn's Lighthouse, Aquerello The unexpected unites the three restaurants this week. Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant's surprising location makes it a "find". Flying peanuts hitting the floor at Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub make a casual statement while Aquerello's historical location support the quiet elegance of the old church's surroundings. duration 27:26   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1011H] Last Flight NORTH ATLANTIC - Portugal/England
    Golf-Tango-Tango ... is anybody out there? A surprised air traffic controller on a remote island receives a transatlantic call for help from a lost plane. As the night and events unfold, it is clear that their new-found friendship will not last through the night. Their conversation is one the air traffic controller won't ever forget. Written, directed and produced by Bernardo Nascimento. Principal cast: Francesco Tavares and Clive Russell.
    YURI LENNON'S LANDING ON ALPHA 46 - Germany/Switzerland
    Undocked from the mother ship, cosmonaut Yuri Lennon begins his harrowing journey through space. His journey takes him out to the far reaches of space to investigate mysterious transmissions emanating from Alpha 46. He is confronted with an extraordinary paradox, which may lead to the end of the world as we know it. An amazing movie done in one shot capturing the claustrophobic feeling, the extreme isolation and danger of spaceflight. Written and directed by Anthony Vouardoux. Principal cast: Marc Hosemann.
    duration 28:51   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Dial M for Murder [#1036H] (1954) Ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) plots the perfect murder, that of his wealthy wife Margot (Grace Kelly), who is having an affair with writer Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings). When Margot successfully defends herself from her attacker, Tony begins to improvise. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it was originally filmed in 3D (thus the many low-angle shots), but was quickly reissued in a "flat" version. duration 1:45:17   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:47 am
    Gaslight - [#1035] Gaslight Ingrid Bergman stars as Paula Alquist, a shy heiress who, in her youth, found the body of her famous Aunt Alice, an entertainer murdered in their home. At the time of the tragedy, Paula is sent away to boarding school, and returns to London ten years later with her new husband Gregory Anton (Charles Boyer), whom she married after a whirlwind romance. Shortly after moving back into her childhood home, however, she begins to lose her grip on reality, and becomes convinced her husband is trying to drive her insane. Joseph Cotton stars as Brian Cameron, a fan of Paula's aunt, now a Scotland Yard detective, who takes a special interest in Paula. Directed by George Cukor (not Alfred Hitchcock as some assume), Bergman won both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for her performance. This film also marks the memorable film debut of Angela Lansbury as Nancy Oliver, a maid unwittingly drawn into Anton's plans. The film also took an Oscar for Best Art Direction, along with 5 other nominations, including Best Actor for Boyer and Supporting Actress for Lansbury. duration 2:12:48   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#130] Transport Trilby must decide what form of transportation to use to visit Grandpa Pooch. Plus, B. Max and his teddy take everyone on a rocket ship trip to the moon! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#137H] Stuck On Sharks Martin and Chris are on a mission to uncover the secret life of the mysterious Great White Shark. They use Aviva's incredible Remora Rocketsub to "stick with" a female shark and soon learn that the giant predator of the sea actually has lots of challenges to contend with and that she could help them discover something that no one has ever seen before - the birth of Great White shark pups. But when Gourmand sniffs around looking for ingredients for his Shark Fin Soup recipe, the Wild Kratts team must help rescue their new friend. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Arthur [#1506] Grandpa Dave's Memory Album/Buster's Carpool Catastrophe * Grandpa Dave's Memory Album - Grandpa Dave is moving closer to the family and the kids are thrilled. But something isn't quite right; he's forgetting all sorts of things. Joan Rivers, reprising her role as Francine's grandmother, is on hand to help the kids understand that Grandpa Dave loves them just as much as he always has, even if he has trouble with his memory.
    * Buster's Carpool Catastrophe - Muffy, Arthur and Buster are carpooling to their cooking class. Buster wants this to be the best car pool ever, but his rolling party on wheels turns into a disaster. Can the kids stop fighting long enough to see the sights right in front of them?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#406] Words Writing and reading are the focus today. Caillou is all excited to read the weekend paper with Daddy, but the wind and a very mischievous cat delay his reading time. With a little patience and persistence, Caillou finally gets to enjoy his favorite comic strip. Later, when Mommy is upset because the mailman only brings bills, bills, and more bills, she tells Caillou that it would be great to get a nice letter for a change. Caillou and Daddy decide to write Mommy a really nice letter, and the next morning they give it to the mail carrier to deliver. Mommy is thrilled! On another day, Sarah invites Caillou to a little brother or sister day at school. The school is big and Caillou is a little afraid. But with Sarah's help Caillou has a lot of fun. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#404] The Inside Story/A Monkey, A Plan, A Canal * The Inside Story - George doesn't feel so well. He's sneezing and can't taste Chef Pisghetti's sauce. He learns that he has a germ inside that's given him a cold. George wishes he could make the germ go away so he could feel better. Gnocchi curls up with George and they both go to sleep. In his dream, George wakes up inside himself, with Gnocchi at his side. They are facing that pesky germ - the bluesy, singing Toots and his Germettes, who have set up camp inside George. George wants them to leave, but they are having a wonderful time and never want to go! George and Gnocchi chase Toots through George's body (nose, stomach and lungs) in an effort to evict him. Will they succeed? And if so, how?
    * A Monkey, A Plan, A Canal - Oh no! George and Allie find that a dry spell has lowered the water level of Lake Wanasink Lake and one of their fish friends got trapped in a small pond away from it's family! What's a monkey and girl to do? Trying to put the fish in a pail to carry it over doesn't work. George decides to dig a canal between the lake and the little pond. This would work except that the small pond is downhill from the lake and fish can't swim up hill. With some help from Bill, George realizes his canal needs a lock. Even though this is big work for a little monkey, George is up to it! Once George figures out how to build it, will the fish use it and swim back to his family?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#134H] Amazing Eyes/Water Walkers * Amazing Eyes - Sally and Nick are trying to guess which game Harvey the guinea pig might like to play with them. The Cat takes them to meet his friend Katie the Cavy, a wild guinea pig. But when they try to ask her, she playfully runs off! With the help of three different animals with very different ways of seeing, they finally find Katie and discover a guinea pig's favourite game - hide and seek!
    * Water Walkers - Nick and Sally are waiting for Mom to come back so they can play in the pool. Cat suggests that playing on water is even more fun! But how? A trip to Splishy Splashy Pond to meet Walker the water strider will show them. Walker shows how he's able to stay on top of the water with the help of air bubbles as he journeys to the other side of the pond. Back at home, Sally and Nick are ready travel to the other side of the pool!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#104] Jack and the Beanstalk Baby Joy, Whyatt's little sister, is having a Giant-sized tantrum, and nothing will calm her down! The Super Readers use their literacy powers to venture up Jack's Beanstalk and meet a real giant, who's acting like a big baby! Whyatt learns about the soothing power of music from his big brother Jack and the Super Readers save the day. < br />Educational Objectives: To learn strategies for soothing someone, use the alphabet and identify the letters A, E, N and Z. Kids will practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#133H] An Armored Tail Tale/Pterasaur Flying Club * An Armored Tail Tale - The Pteranodons tag along as Hank Ankylosaurus visits the Big Pond to scout a Dinoball talent named Eugene Euoplocephalus. Eugene is a smaller version of Hank, an armored dinosaur with a giant tail-club. Hank and Eugene really hit it off, and after they all play Dinoball, Hank recruits Eugene to play on his team!
    * Pterosaur Flying Club - Tiny and Shiny practice their swoop-de-loops and other flying moves in anticipation of their play-date with fellow Pterosaurs Petey Peteinosaurus and Quincy Quetzalcoatlus. With Buddy helping with the choreography, the Pterosaur Flying Club puts on a flying show!
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#124] Who Me, Jealous?/A Bunny in a Haystack * Who Me, Jealous? - Mrs. Diller is babysitting her sister's puppy Susie. This house may not be big enough for both Susie and Cleo.
    * A Bunny in a Haystack - Then, Emily gets to bring home the class bunny for the weekend and Clifford has been given the responsibility of watching him. When the bunny gets out of the cage, getting him back is tough!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#107] Clifford's Field Trip/Helping Paws * Clifford's Field Trip - The kids hide Clifford when he comes to the school fieldtrip.
    * Helping Paws - Clifford babysits the four mice.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Nature [#2813H] Bears of the Last Frontier: City of Bears In this 3-part mini-series, adventurer and bear biologist Chris Morgan takes us on a motorcycle odyssey deep into the wilds of Alaska. Over a punishing 2000 mile journey, Chris explores the amazing resiliency and adaptability of bears through five dramatic Alaskan ecosystems - coastal, urban, mountain, tundra and pack ice. Living among these wild creatures for more than a year, Morgan immerses himself completely in their world, and reveals to us an astonishingly intimate portrait of North America's three bear species - black bears, grizzly bears and the might polar bear.

    Part 1: City of Bears - Chris Morgan sets up camp at a remote spot in the heart of Alaskan wilderness, alongside the largest concentration of grizzlies in the world. It is June in the Alaska Peninsula. The sun sets well into night and bears are taking advantage of the long days to feed, mate, and raise new cubs. Morgan tracks their progress as they feast on the riches of the season and re-establish the complex hierarchal social dynamics of bear society. Along the way, he experiences close encounters with bears, observing brutal battles among males during mating season as well as tender moments between a grizzly mom and her cubs.
    duration 56:16   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    San Francisco Symphony at 100 This colorful documentary tells the story of how a handful of civic-minded music lovers helped rebuild and revitalize one of the most beloved cities in the world following the earthquake and fire of 1906 by creating an orchestra for all the people. Learn how this vision has become part of the fabric of San Francisco, and continues to expand the musical landscape everywhere. Narrated by author Amy Tan, a longtime friend and fan of the Symphony. duration 58:12   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3707H] San Francisco Symphony at 100 In 2011-12, the San Francisco Symphony will celebrate its centennial season. From the ashes of the great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 rose the passionate desire of a community to embrace music and build an orchestra to restore its spirit. Thus the San Francisco Symphony was born a few years later, and it has spanned the past century to become a cultural gem in one of the most interesting and progressive cities in America and the world. In September 2011, GREAT PERFORMANCES partnered with the Symphony for a centennial gala concert program hosted by acclaimed writer and San Francisco native Amy Tan, featuring SFS Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas along with guest artists Itzhak Perlman and Lang Lang performing works by Copland, Mendelssohn and Britten. Concert footage is interwoven with short video stories highlighting unique moments in the Symphony's history as well as interviews with the performers and luminaries in the audience. duration 1:56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Inside Washington [#2413] duration 26:46   TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3029] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2336H] July 13, 2012 SF CITY COLLEGE TROUBLES - Will City College of San Francisco, the largest community college in California, be shut down? Interim Chancellor Pamela Fisher has tried to calm fears after the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges granted CCSF 8 months to make tough financial and leadership decisions or lose its accreditation, and subsequently its public funding.
    HIGH SPEED RAIL DEVELOPMENTS - Now that the first phase of funding for California's High Speed Rail plan has been approved by the state Legislature, what lies ahead for this ambitious and controversial project? Construction of a 130-mile stretch between Madera and Bakersfield in the Central Valley is scheduled to begin early next year, but the high speed rail authority must first fend off 5 law suits.
    PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS - An East Bay doctor is the subject of a federal investigation for prescribing high doses of opioid pain pills, such as OxyContin, to his patients. The practice is drawing widespread attention throughout the state and the country as more patients die from overdoses of these highly addictive medications.
    Guests: Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle; David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times; Christina Jewett, California Watch.
    OCCUPY ART - Since its inception in September 2011, the Occupy movement has resonated with artists worldwide, resulting in a distinct visual aesthetic of imagery designed to inspire and mobilize support. "Occupy Bay Area" at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is a new exhibition showcasing the work of Bay Area artists who've played a significant role in giving voice to the 99%.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#406H] Zeni Ethiopian, Quinn's Lighthouse, Aquerello The unexpected unites the three restaurants this week. Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant's surprising location makes it a "find". Flying peanuts hitting the floor at Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub make a casual statement while Aquerello's historical location support the quiet elegance of the old church's surroundings. duration 27:26   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#127H] Banking On Greed Just when you think the reputation of banks couldn't get any worse, comes word that we've seen nothing yet. As many as 20 banking institutions, including Barclays Bank, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, UBS and HSBC, are reportedly under investigation for illegal and unethical practices toward protecting their profits at all costs and letting others pay for their mistakes. An MIT professor of finance told CNN, "This dwarfs by orders of magnitude any financial scams in the history of markets."
    This week financial expert Sheila Bair talks with Bill about the lawlessness of our banking system and the prognosis for meaningful reform. Bair was appointed in 2006 by President George W. Bush to chair the FDIC. During the 2008 meltdown, she argued that in some cases banks were NOT too big to fail - that instead of bailouts, they should be sold off to healthier competitors. Now a senior adviser to the Pew Charitable Trusts, Bair has organized a private group of financial experts including former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, former Senators Bill Bradley and Alan Simpson, and John Reed, once the chairman of Citicorp, to explore ways to prevent the banking industry from scuttling reforms created by the Dodd-Frank Act.

    Also on the show, Bill talks to scientist and philosopher Vandana Shiva, who's become a rock star in the global battle over genetically modified seeds. These seeds - considered "intellectual property" by the big companies who own the patents - are globally marketed to monopolize food production and profits. Opponents challenge the safety of genetically modified seeds, claiming they also harm the environment, are more costly, and leave local farmers deep in debt as well as dependent on suppliers. Shiva, who founded a movement in India to promote native seeds, sees this as the latest battleground in the war on Planet Earth. "When seed is in the hands of five companies - 75% of the commercial seed is already in their hands. 90% of the corn. 90% of the soy. 95% of the cotton - this is an emergency. It is a seed dictatorship." Shiva tells Bill. "And when you control seed, you control food."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Nature [#2306H] Life In Death Valley It is a visual wonderland, where imposing mountains rise almost two vertical miles above sprawling salt flats, and canyons are painted in strokes of blue, pink, violet and green from sunrise to sunset. This is Death Valley - one of the most inhospitable places on the planet. Nowhere else is a landscape so exquisite yet brutal, stunning yet harsh. Here, temperatures spike into the 130s, the earth cracks like broken clay and when the hot wind blows, all anyone can taste is dust and salt. Ironically, it is water that has shaped this super-arid home of true survivors. duration 55:41   SRND51 TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Fake Or Fortune? [#104H] Spoils of War Suspicions are aroused when Philip and his researcher Bendor spot a rogue picture for sale in a South African auction house. It exudes all the classic scent of being a "sleeper," an important picture that has been miscataloged and offered for a very low price. But there's a darker side revealed when investigations discover that it is a wanted painting, once thought to have been painted by Rembrandt and stolen by the Nazis during World War II. duration 59:04   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Queen & Country [#103#] The Queen's Possessions The Queen has some surprising possessions. Among them are Westminster Abbey and the Chapels Royal. These are "peculiars of the crown" -- as are the Channel Islands, where they still call Her Majesty the Duke of Normandy to remind outsiders that they were with William the Conqueror on the winning side at the Battle of Hastings. The queen also owns the Tower of London -- part of a collection of Historic Royal Palaces. Not forgetting the Royal Collection -- to which she has added nearly 150 portraits over the past six decades. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4221#] Inspector Lewis, Series V: Generation of Vipers Suspicions abound as Lewis and Hathaway investigate the death of a lovelorn Oxford professor. Was her death caused by an embarrassing internet leak or something much more sinister? Toby Stephens ("Jane Eyre") guest stars. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#906H] Living In Dangerous Times HAPPY SUSHI - USA
    Don't you just hate when sit down at a table with uneven legs? It's even more of a pain when this happens at a restaurant. If that's not bad enough, the sushi chef and the waiter are having a heated argument in front of the customers. Oh well, so much for an enjoyable dinning experience. In times like this, our protagonist learns it's best to keep a low profile. Directed and edited by Andy Green. Principal cast: Paul Adelstein, Mirrah Foulkes, Hidetoshi Imura and Ken'ichi Iwabuchi.
    CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE - New Zealand
    A barefoot boy tries his hand at chopping firewood with his father's razor sharp axe. The axe is so heavy he decides to balance himself by resting one foot on the chopping block. Did we mention he's barefoot? Kids (and adults)...don't try this at home. Written and directed by Jason Stutter. Principal cast: Cameron Stevens.
    THE ONE LAST TIME - USA
    A bank in downtown Los Angeles. The last customers of the day are finishing up their business. What they don't know is that two different groups of robbers have decided to rob the same bank, on the same day and at the same time. Now throw in the cast from Wizard of Oz, a bunch of super heroes and a lot of guns. Just when you think it can't get any weirder, it does. This isn't going to be pretty. Written, produced and directed by Scott Weintrob. Principal cast: Glenn Ratcliffe, Tony Okungbowa, Sam Ireifej, Patrick Prentiss and Lenore Thomas.
    PARK - France
    Welcome to a big park in a city, not like any other in cities around the world, where people come to enjoy their day. But on this day, four strangers are going to find their lives forever entwined in this heart-pounding tale of chance, mistaken perceptions and unforeseen consequences. Directed by Thierry Espasa. Principal cast: Laurent Bariohay, Yohann Oisiou, Peggy Korum, Gerard Bontoux, David Chenaud and Pablo Perez.
    duration 27:01   STEREO TVPGV-L
  • 11:00 pm
    Lost Treasures of the Ancient World [#207] Dark Age England Chalk hill drawings, strange structures, mysterious buildings...all offer clues to a bleak period in the history of England. duration 48:14   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3503H] Kenny Chesney As one of Country music's premier singer/songwriters, Kenny Chesney has reigned as a chart-topper and award-winning favorite for music lovers and critics alike. The four-consecutive Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year graces the Austin City Limits stage with his classic hits from "Greatest Hits: Vol 2." duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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