TV Daily Schedule: KQED 9
KQED 9: Sunday, September 2, 2012
Comcast 9 and 709 • Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1
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12:00 amShirley Temple: America's Little Darling [#506] By the age of four, Shirley Temple had become a film star adored by adults and children alike, and had already broken records at the box office. Her golden locks, rosy cheeks and million dollar smile were irresistible, and the only thing that surpassed the charm of those qualities was her rare talent for acting and entertaining. This program is a wonderful retrospective of Temple's life and times. Tommy Tune hosts this fun-filled, toe-tapping documentary about the amazingly precocious child star whose films saved a movie studio from bankruptcy, and arguably raised the morale of Depression-weary Americans. duration 59:27 STEREO TVG
1:00 amFab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute The Fab Four is undoubtedly the Ultimate Beatles Tribute. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of the Beatle's classics, the Fab Four will make you think you are back in time rockin' with John, Paul, George and Ringo! With The Fab Four on stage, you'll hear record-perfect live performances of such classics as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Penny Lane," "Here Comes The Sun," "Hey Jude" and many more! duration 54:51 STEREO TVG
2:30 amSantana - Live at Montreux 2011 The legendary Carlos Santana brings together his unique blend of styles and sounds to deliver a blistering performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival fresh for 2011. Santana's world music, blues, rock 'n roll and jazz fusion has reached across the globe and stayed with audiences through the eras. This live show is a perfect display of the multi-Grammy Award winning artist as not only an accomplished composer and vocalist, but also as the incredible musician who can rank highly among some of the greatest guitarists of all time.
With a truly remarkable career that proves talent and longevity walk hand-in-hand, Carlos takes to the prestigious Montreux stage to play his impressive hit list that includes early tracks "Evil Ways" and "Jingo" from 1969, through to later chart-toppers "Smooth" and "Maria Maria." Other standout classics include favorites "Black Magic Woman" and "Oye Como Va." duration 1:29:51 STEREO TVG
4:00 amFab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute The Fab Four is undoubtedly the Ultimate Beatles Tribute. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of the Beatle's classics, the Fab Four will make you think you are back in time rockin' with John, Paul, George and Ringo! With The Fab Four on stage, you'll hear record-perfect live performances of such classics as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Penny Lane," "Here Comes The Sun," "Hey Jude" and many more! duration 54:51 STEREO TVG
5:30 amImageMakers [#803H] 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
6:00 amRaggs [#104] Who Am I? It's Razzles' birthday and the others have to learn more about her so they can pick the perfect present. Plus, Pido can't stop pretending to be Super Pido. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY
6:30 amWild Kratts [#130H] The Food Chain Game Aviva wants to build a food web for the African savannah, so she devises a game and Martin and Chris accept her challenge! They will each start as a blade of grass and climb to the top of the food web in a game of "Power Suit Creature Tag." As they play, the brothers boost their knowledge of the complex relationships between predators and prey as well as the differences between herbivores and carnivores. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY
7:00 amArthur [#608] Rhyme for Your Life/for Whom The Bell Tolls * Rhyme For Your Life - While struggling to write a poem for his mom, Binky falls asleep and gets trapped in Verseberg... where it's a crime not to rhyme! After tangling with the big purple orange and meeting poet William Carlos Williams, Binky finally escapes this curse-but will he be able to stop speaking in verse??
* For Whom the Bell Tolls - D.W. lost her voice! For Arthur it's a dream come true...until Mom asks Arthur to take care of D.W., and he finds himself at the mercy of a bad mime with a cowbell. Will Arthur spend the rest of his life at D.W.'s beck and call, endlessly fetching ginger ale and playing Crazy-eights? duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:30 amCaillou [#302] Caillou The Sports Star * Everyone's Best - When Clementine shows up with a swimming ribbon on her chest, Caillou really wants to have one too. Grandma comes up with some very silly games with ribbons for prizes. Winning isn't that easy, Caillou soon finds out, but he imagines he's an Olympic Athlete and has a lot fun trying his best. He finally does win a ribbon in the straight face contest!
* Stronger Every Day - When a new, longer set of monkey bars is installed at the park, Caillou is disappointed that he can't climb as far as Leo. He asks his Daddy how he can get bigger and stronger and finds out that eating right, exercising and getting lots of sleep is the best way. Later, when Clementine and Billy join them Caillou finds he can lift up Billy's bike. He couldn't do that last year! Caillou realizes he's getting stronger every day!
* No More Training Wheels - With training wheels on his bike, Caillou is having trouble keeping up with Sarah. After imagining himself riding in a real grownup bike race Caillou decides he's ready to try riding without his training wheels. It proves to be harder than he thought, however, and he quits in frustration. Daddy explains it's okay to wait until he's really ready. He goes back to his training wheels and the next day Sarah shows up on her new roller blades - now she's travelling at his speed. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:00 amCurious George [#115] Curious George and the Dam Builders/Curious George's Low High Score * Curious George and the Dam Builders - George gets acquainted with a family of beavers when he notices the impact their dam has on his favorite pond. Building a dam looks like so much fun that George decides to build his own. But when a sudden downpour sweeps both dams away, George and the beavers have to figure out how to repair the damage together or their beloved pond won't be a good place for beavers or monkeys!
* Curious George's Low High Score - George can't understand why his high score of 257 isn't a winner when he plays his first game of mini-golf with Steve and Betsy. How can a small number be worth more than a big number? After getting the lowdown on the principles of mini-golf, George is determined to get a low score next time, and so he builds his own mini-golf course for practice. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:30 amCat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#101H] Show Me The Honey/Migration Vacation * Show Me the Honey - Sally and Nick have run out of honey! Luckily the Cat knows just where to go to get more. They visit Queen Priscilla Buzzoo who invites them to join in the bee dance to learn how to make honey.
* Migration Vacation - The purple martin swallow that lives in Sally's backyard has gone missing! The Cat, with the help of a variety of forest creatures, help Nick and Sally track down the bird, and learn how and why birds migrate. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
9:00 amSuper Why! [#131] The Magic Porridge Pot Oh no! Pig's new toy robot is out of control! The Super Readers fly into the story of The Magic Porridge Pot to rescue a little girl whose magical pot just won't stop making porridge! Will the Super Readers be able to help or will they end up with more porridge than even The Three Bears would know what to do with? Educational Objectives: To learn the importance of paying attention, uncover the alphabet, 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 amDinosaur Train [#110] Laura The Giganotosaurus/Dinosaur Poop! * Laura the Giganotosaurus - Buddy spends time with Laura Giganotosaurus, a large dinosaur who always rides the Dinosaur Train and, like Buddy, is a three-toed theropod! Buddy also discovers that Laura is an avid bird-watcher.
* Dinosaur Poop! - Buddy and Tiny learn that all creatures poop, even really big dinosaurs. duration 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
10:00 amClifford The Big Red Dog [#219] Flood of Imagination/Lights Out * Flood of Imagination - It's raining and Cleo's going stir-crazy with boredom! But Clifford comes to her rescue by helping her to imagine an exciting action/adventure story.
* Lights Out - Mr. Bleakman and Clifford save the day when a big power failure threatens to paralyze Birdwell Island. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
10:30 amClifford's Puppy Days [#104] Paw Print Picasso/Hup Hup * Clifford's Carnival - Everyone, including Clifford, knows to work as a team to put on this year's Fall Carnival. Jetta sees herself as a boss rather than a team player but soon learns the importance of being a team player.
* Clifford's Doggy Reunion - Clifford and Emily are excited - Cousin Laura and her dog Rex are coming to visit! They haven't seen each other since Clifford was a little puppy! When they arrive, Emily and Clifford find Laura and Rex are different than they remember them. They learn that people change and adjustments have to be made. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
11:00 amNature [#2602H] Clever Monkeys Love, language, guilt, envy, generosity, secrets, lies and sophisticated society are not unique to humans. We share all those complex concepts with our relatives -- the monkeys. Monkeys around the world rely on that knowledge to adapt to the remarkable variety of environments they now call home. The program explores monkey culture, how and what monkeys teach their young and how they communicate with one another. duration 55:40 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
12:00 pmGreat Performances at the Met [#608H] Manon Anna Netrebko's dazzling portrayal of Massenet's tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly's new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met's principal guest conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium. duration 2:55:39 SRND51 TVPG
3:00 pmInside Washington [#2420] 1. The Republican National Convention: did Mitt Romney make the sale?
2. Did he pull the Republican Party together?
3. A look at Romney's supporting cast, including Paul Ryan, Ann Romney, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio.
4. Is Mitt Romney the future of the Republican Party or does the future lie with Ryan, Rubio, Christie and others?
5. Jeb Bush's warning: Republicans need to be more respectful of the voters they are trying to attract. duration 26:46 TVG
3:30 pmMcLaughlin Group [#3036] duration 27:30 TVRE
4:00 pmTHIS WEEK in Northern California [#2342H] August 31, 2012 BELVA DAVIS REPORTS FROM THE RNC: In this special edition, Belva Davis reports from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, where despite a tropical storm, the California delegation was in full force to rally support for the Party.
News panel guest reporters Carla Marinucci from the San Francisco Chronicle, Doug Sovern from KCBS Radio San Francisco and John Baird with KNX Los Angeles analyze highlights of the week.
CONDOLEEZZA RICE INTERVIEW: Californian and Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joins Belva for a one-on-one interview where she shares her philosophy on foreign and domestic policy. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE
4:29 pmCheck, 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 pmMoyers & Company [#134H] The Resurrection of Ralph Reed * While Romney, Ryan, Christie, and Rubio get the lion's share of attention during the Republican Convention this week, 3 one-time college Republicans who are now the party's real power-brokers - Karl Rove, Ralph Reed, and Grover Norquist - are busy doing what they do best: leveraging their political, religious, and financial resources to back pro-corporate, anti-government objectives at the core of the conservative agenda.
The true surprise at the Tampa convention is Ralph Reed's resurrection. When the former head of the Christian Coalition was discovered to have raked in millions of dollars from the super lobbyist - and eventually convicted felon - Jack Abramoff, Reed wound up in political purgatory. But outraged by the election of Barack Obama, and responding to what he describes as God's call (via Sean Hannity), Reed returned to start the Faith and Freedom Coalition with the aim of toppling Barack Obama from the White House. To succeed, Reed needs to win the allegiance of many of the trusting Christian followers he had duped and double-crossed while working with Abramoff. Can he pull it off? That's the story this week.
*Later on the show, Bill also talks with Mike Lofgren, a long-time Republican who says the rise of politicized religious fundamentalism transformed his party and created a de facto religious test for the presidency. Lofgren tells the story in his book The Party is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted. duration 56:46 STEREO TVG
6:00 pmTruly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#606] Speaking In Tongues At a time when 31 states have passed "English Only" laws, 4 pioneering families put their children in public schools where, from the first day of kindergarten, their teachers speak mostly Chinese or Spanish. This program follows 4 diverse kids on a journey to become bilingual. This charming story will challenge you to rethink the skills that Americans need in the 21st century. duration 59:04 STEREO TVG
7:00 pmShirley Temple: America's Little Darling [#506] By the age of four, Shirley Temple had become a film star adored by adults and children alike, and had already broken records at the box office. Her golden locks, rosy cheeks and million dollar smile were irresistible, and the only thing that surpassed the charm of those qualities was her rare talent for acting and entertaining. This program is a wonderful retrospective of Temple's life and times. Tommy Tune hosts this fun-filled, toe-tapping documentary about the amazingly precocious child star whose films saved a movie studio from bankruptcy, and arguably raised the morale of Depression-weary Americans. duration 59:27 STEREO TVG
8:01 pmRoyal Memories: Prince Charles' Tribute to the Queen Prince Charles leads this touching tribute to his mother, adding insight and commentary and sharing never-before-seen home movies, including those of a young Prince Charles and his sister Princess Anne on a family holiday filmed by Queen Elizabeth herself. Archival news reels and previously unseen photographs from Her Majesty's private collection tell the story of the family during and after the Queen's Coronation in 1952. Exclusive footage taken behind the scenes on Coronation Day at Buckingham Palace of Queen Elizabeth in her dual role as both the Queen of England and loving mother is among the many glimpses into the private life of the royal family throughout her 60-year reign. duration 56:46 SRND51 TVG
9:00 pmMasterpiece Mystery! [#4223#] Inspector Lewis, Series V: The Indelible Stain A controversial American academic is found strangled after a guest lecture at Oxford, leading Lewis and Hathaway to narrow down a list of motives that includes politics, ambition and vengeance, in order to find their culprit. duration 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
10:30 pmImageMakers [#1006H] That's Just Love Sneakin' Up On You TABLE 7 - USA
A couple with relationship issues has an intimate conversation in an Asian restaurant, unaware that their every word is secretly being monitored. Directed by Marko Slavnic and Andrew McDonald. Principal cast: Ray Rosales, Stephanie Lozos and Isaac Kim.
CATAPLEXY - USA
Sidney suffers from cataplexy, an unusual medical condition where he becomes literally paralyzed when he is overcome with emotion. Rather than take that chance, he relies on impersonal sexual encounters to meet his physical needs. One night he is embarrassed to discover the call girl at his front door is an old friend from high school. The film was done as part of a competition where the film went from concept to screen in just 72 hours. Directed by John Salcido. Principal cast: Dave Tenenbaum and Michelle Noh.
CROSSWORD - Ireland
Heather is single with very few friends except for the barmaid in the pub she frequents after work everyday. Her favorite pastime is doing crossword puzzles. On the eve of her 40th birthday, she has a strange experience when all the answers to the day's crossword seem to be around her. Is it magic, coincidence or something else? In a crossword -- just like in life -- when lines meet and paths converge it is not a matter of luck, but rather part of a greater plan. The film was directed by Vincent Gallagher. Principle cast: Louise Lewis, Mark O'Shaughnessy, Maire Hastings, Andrew Bennett, and Kevin McDonough. duration 26:30 STEREO TVG
11:00 pmSister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum Sister Wendy Beckett, the world-famous "art nun," offers her unique and personal guide to one of the most extraordinary collections of Old Master, Impressionist, Modern and Asian art in America. Sister Wendy explores the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California which bears the hallmark of one private collector, its founder, Norton Simon. In her trademark manner, she offers her own inimitable reflections on some of the collection's most famous works and some of its lesser-known gems. She points out her personal favorites and reflects on Norton Simon's choices as well. duration 57:42 STEREO TV14
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Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
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