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KQED 9: Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18182H] (original broadcast date: 9/04/12)
    political analysis at the Democratic National Convention with Jodi Kantor of the New York Times and author of The Obamas; David Maraniss, editor at the Washington Post and author of Barack Obama: The Story; E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post; Dan Balz of the Washington Post; and former Republican strategist Frank Luntz
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Antiques Roadshow [#1111] Mobile, Al - Part 2 Host Mark Walberg and appraiser Don Cresswell visit the Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island to explore why collectors flock to bird prints by artists including James Audubon. At Mobile's Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center, eagle-eyed experts spot such unusual finds as a circa 1969 jersey worn by NFL football legend Gayle Sayers when he played for the Chicago Bears; a side chair that may have graced the Lincoln White House; and a rare trio of books containing lithographs of American Indian chiefs whose portraits were painted when they came to Washington to negotiate treaties with the US Department of War, valued at $70,000 to $90,000. duration 56:23   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    History Detectives [#1001H] Rock Music Elyse Luray and Wes Cowan investigate whether they have found rock's Holy Grail, the long-lost electric Fender Stratocaster Bob Dylan plugged in at the '65 Newport Folk Festival, changing rock 'n' roll forever. Tukufu Zuberi tracks down some autographs allegedly signed for two brothers in Miami Beach during the Beatles' legendary 1964 "British Invasion" tour of the United States. Finally, Gwendolyn Wright investigates a $5 thrift store find and unearths a little-known artistic side of musical iconoclast Frank Zappa. duration 54:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Space Age: NASA's Story [#101] From The Ground Up Born of the Cold War, NASA moves stridently from disastrous rocket tests to the glorious conclusion of the Gemini Program. We experience the massive challenges of sending a man into space and how, despite many setbacks, the astronauts proved that the key element to exploration would be human resourcefulness, in space as well as on the ground. NASA veterans describe these early missions as the hardest of all - the first, uncertain steps towards a new frontier. Building on the success of the pioneering Mercury program, Project Gemini gives NASA the experience and confidence to take the next giant leap - to land men on the Moon. duration 51:06   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:53 am
    Space Age: NASA's Story [#102] To The Moon To land a human being on another celestial body will be the first step to living beyond our planet. The breathless pace and daring of the Apollo program sees NASA master previously unimagined tasks in the attempt to achieve the most incredible accomplishment in the history of human endeavor. From the ashes of tragedy on Apollo 1 emerges a determination that puts Apollo 8 in orbit around the Moon ahead of schedule. Apollo 9 and 10 each break bold new ground and pave the way for something few dared to believe was possible. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the Moon and return safely to earth, the whole planet throws them a party. duration 52:01   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:47 am
    Quest: Beyond The Stars This production is made in collaboration with NASA and the British Museum of Science, London. The special features images from the Hubble telescope and other archival sources from NASA. These stunning images are used as a backdrop to classical pieces and songs inspired by the cosmos. The music is performed by Quest, an instrumental orchestra ensemble from Europe and features special guests Isobel Cooper (platinum-selling British Classical Cross-Over vocalist) and Scandinavian violinist, European recording artist Charlie Siem. Songs and pieces performed in the special include: "Fly Me to the Moon," "Rocket Man," "Space Oddity," the theme from "2001 Space Odyssey," Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" and other original soundtrack material. duration 59:55   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#138] Garden Raggs' enthusiasm for Gold Star Garden Day results in his accidentally vacuuming up B. Max's special flowers. Plus, B. Max invents the Gardenscope 2000 to help Trilby solve a gardening problem. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#103H] Many Ants Make Light Work/Nest Best Thing * Many Ants Make Light Work - Nick and Sally are trying to put up a tent in their backyard but it's not working! Nick is pulling when Sally is pushing and it's just making a giant heap! Good thing the Cat knows a million trillion friends who are experts at teamwork! He whisks the kids off to visit an ant colony where Nick and Sally learn that you can do anything when you work together!
    * Nest Best Thing - Nick and Sally have found some bird eggs in their backyard, but their nest is destroyed. Where are they going to keep them? The Cat in the Hat brings them to an expert nest builder, Mrs. Robin, who shows the children how to build a nest especially for those robin eggs.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#103H] Daniel's Babysitter/Daniel Goes to School Daniel's Babysitter - Prince Tuesday comes to babysit Daniel Tiger while Mom Tiger and Dad Tiger go out dancing. As Daniel gets ready for bed, he misses his Mom and Dad, but Prince Tuesday reminds him that they will be back soon. And when Tigey goes missing right before bedtime, Daniel learns what a grr-ific babysitter Prince Tuesday is. Daniel Goes to School - When Daniel joins the rest of his friends at school, he doesn't want his Dad to leave - until Dad Tiger reminds him that "grownups come back." Then, Miss Elaina loses her locket and misses her mom, Lady Elaine. The kids help Miss Elaina find the locket and enjoy the rest of the school day. After lunch, the grownups return to the school. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#305] Caillou The Brave * Caillou and the Big Slide - The playschool is going swimming, and it's Caillou's very first time on a water slide, but he's a little nervous and doesn't want to slide down it. Miss Martin tells him it's natural to be afraid of things the first time you try them - why, she was afraid of the swings when she was a little girl. Caillou musters up his courage and, pretending he's a brave mountain climber, he climbs up the ladder and slides down, discovering how fun water slides really are!
    * Caillou the Sailor - Mommy and Daddy are going out to a party and Caillou is excited to hear that Grandpa is coming to babysit. When Grandpa arrives he brings a couple of surprises - a book about sailing ships and a real telescope. Caillou learns all about the old ships and how to salute when you say 'Aye aye Captain!' When a thunderstorm starts to rage outside Caillou is a little scared, until he pretends he's a very brave sea captain who's not afraid of storms!
    * Creepy Crawlies! - Rosie doesn't like bugs - she thinks they're icky! Caillou on the other hand loves bugs since he learned all about them at playschool. He decides to teach his little sister about all the different kinds of insects in their backyard. Thanks to Caillou's stories and drawings, Rosie soon likes bugs too, almost as much as Caillou does.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#119] The Truth About George Burgers/Curious George in the Dark The Truth About George Burgers - George accidentally loses a batch of Chef Pisghetti's newest creation: Giardino Burgers. And they need to be delivered to the Fireman's Picnic right away. Can George save the day by re-creating the Chef's recipe? Curious George in the Dark - Most of the time, George isn't afraid of the dark, but when he explores a mysterious cave, he decides that sometimes the dark can be a little scary. It doesn't get any better when a thunderstorm knocks the power out and the country house is in the dark. But with the help of his trusty flashlight, George conquers his fears and even shows Jumpy how to have some fun with shadows. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#104H] A Plan for Sand/Whale Music * A Plan for Sand - Nick and Sally are playing in their sandbox, but there's not enough room for them to build their castles. The Cat arrives to take them to the biggest sandbox they'll ever see! In the desert, they meet Carmela the Camel who teaches them about how camels are adapted to live in the dry, sandy climate.
    * Whale Music - Nick and Sally have made a song to sing to their moms, but they can't get the ending quite right. The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet the best singing teacher in the world, Humphrey the Humpback Whale! While bobbing in the ocean, Humphrey teaches the kids that whales communicate by singing, and that it's not how you sing that matters, but what you're saying in the song. The kids return home to delight their mothers with their song!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#137] The Three Feathers All aboard! Pig and his brothers are building a train set but Pig's negative attitude has stopped him in his tracks! The Super Readers encounter a young prince about to embark on a race to find a magic carpet! The only problem is the prince doesn't think he can do it! As the Super Readers journey towards the magic carpet, they wonder if they'll be able to change the prince's outlook. Educational Objectives: To learn about the power of positive thinking, practice the alphabet and spelling skills, identify the letters U, N, L, O, C, K and use the power to read to change the story! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#113H] Hootin' Hadrosaurs!/Hatching Party * Hootin' Hadrosaurs! - Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don meet Perry Parasaurolophus, a dinosaur with a crest on his head who teaches them a new way to hoot some hip music.
    * Hatching Party - Buddy, Tiny and Mrs. Pteranodon attend an egg hatching party and meet their friend Cory Corythosaurus's new brothers and sisters.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#224] Doghouse Rock/Guess Who's Coming to Birdwell Island * Doghouse Rock: Mac wants to join the pop band T-Bone has put together, but has a hard time finding where his talents fit in. With the help of his good friends, Mac discovers he has a special talent for writing.
    * Guess Who's Coming To Birdwell Island: When a famous dog champion Oscar OwenBright Like The Sun comes to Birdwell, the dogs go out of their way to impress him. But they soon learn that the best way to impress someone is to just be yourself.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#120] Oh Brother/Up, Up & Oops * Oh Brother - Little Lucy Sidarsky is having a hard time adjusting to the new baby in the family. Seeing this, Daffodil decides to share with her the story of Clifford's arrival into Daffodil's home. It takes some time, but Daffodil soon discovers the joy of being a "big sister and friend" to someone who needs her. Lucy has her own small revelation when she is able to stop her little brother from crying. < br />* Up, Up & Oops! - Emily Elizabeth, Nina and Shun decide to make their own kites for a special kite flying day at the park. But when neither girls' kites will fly it looks like they won't be able to participate in kite flying day. In the end, Shun shares his special Japanese kite making materials with his friends and this act of sharing saves the day for all involved. 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 [#18182H] (original broadcast date: 9/04/12)
    political analysis at the Democratic National Convention with Jodi Kantor of the New York Times and author of The Obamas; David Maraniss, editor at the Washington Post and author of Barack Obama: The Story; E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post; Dan Balz of the Washington Post; and former Republican strategist Frank Luntz
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#403H] Fancy Chicken Bridget shows Chris how to make the best Chicken Cordon Bleu. Next, Erin demonstrates how to cut a whole chicken. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of Black Forest deli ham. And finally, Julia uncovers the secrets to perfect Cider-Braised Chicken. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs [#104] Lidia Bastianich Lidia Bastianich is the chef and co-owner, with her husband, of Felidia in New York City, among other restaurants. In her home kitchen in Queens, New York, Lidia prepares Risotto with Wild Mushrooms and Orecchiette (little ears) Pasta with Broccoli di Rape and Sweet Sausage. Her tips for cooking and serving pasta and risotto make for a perfect dish every time. duration 26:09   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Healing Quest [#1006] The Raw Milk Revolution; Healthy Bacon and Eggs (!) with Carla DeLangre; Numerology Insights from Michele Bernhardt. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2682] Tavis talks with Arianna Huffington. From the DNC in Charlotte, the Huffington Post founder reflects on the RNC, the tone of the presidential campaign and how social media can help extend the scope of conversations on current issues. Plus, Tavis pays tribute to Oscar-nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan, often called the "gentle giant." duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10448H] Shields, Brooks, And An Update From The Democratic National Convention * In Afghanistan, Military Tries To Stop 'Insider' Attacks On Foreign Troops * A Conversation With Carl Levin And Tim Ryan * A Look At The Latino Vote * A Talk With Mayors Reed, Parker And Villaraigosa duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17249H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#104H] Daniel Gets Mad/Katerina Gets Mad Daniel Gets Mad - Daniel Tiger and Prince Wednesday are looking forward to playing at the beach. Then it starts to rain and Mom Tiger says they can't go outside, which makes them very mad. After Mom Tiger helps the boys deal with their mad feelings and they're calm, they come up with a grr-ific plan to make a beach - indoors! Katerina Gets Mad - It's New Instrument Day at Music Man Stan's Music Shop. Everyone is excited, but Katerina Kittycat gets mad when someone else picks the instrument she wants to play. Music Man Stan helps guide Katerina through her mad feelings by teaching everyone how to dance, stomp and sing their mad feelings away. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    PBS Convention Coverage -- A NewsHour Special Report [#406H] Democratic Convention Nightly gavel to gavel coverage of the 2012 Democratic National Convention from Charlotte, NC.
    Note: should the convention run long, local prime time programming will start on a delayed basis, and our local 11pm program will be joined in progress.
    duration 2:56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • EVENING
  • 8:00 pm
    Royal 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 pm
    Space Age: NASA's Story [#103] Triumph & Tragedy With repeated triumphs and new challenges comes increasing risk, until loss breaks the pattern. The white-knuckle suspense thriller of Apollo 13's famous near-disaster is only a triumphant prelude to darker moments ahead. The launch of the space shuttle program promises routine trips to Earth orbit for many new astronauts. But just when that promise seems fulfilled, routine shuttle launches begin to bore the public. NASA responds by training a school-teacher to fly, in order to teach children lessons from space. Christa McAuliffe's life is tragically cut short as she and the rest of the crew perish aboard the shuttle Challenger. All missions are halted. Eventually the shuttle returns to orbit, for fifteen years of successful missions until disaster strikes again with the shocking loss of Columbia. It would be the beginning of the end for the shuttle. duration 51:41   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:54 pm
    Space Age: NASA's Story [#104] Life & Death In Space After visiting the Moon, humanity seeks to explore deep space and learn to live beyond the Earth. This requires extensive experimentation, and the building of NASA's first space station - Skylab. Thus begins a new stage in space exploration, heralding the replacement of rivalry with partnership; The International Space Station unites over a dozen nations - with Japanese, Canadian and European astronauts aiming to complete it by 2010. Meanwhile NASA's greatest asset - the Hubble Space Telescope - reveals what is waiting for us deep in space, having begun its life as NASA's most famous mistake. duration 51:17   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 pm
    Halsted This is the true story of the most important surgeon America has ever produced. Surgery in the mid-19th Century consisted of crude and hurried amputations conducted in filthy operating rooms, often followed by horrendous infection. We can thank William Stewart Halsted, the pioneering father of American surgery, for bringing America into the era of safe surgery: sterile procedures, surgical gloves, careful handling of tissues, and local anesthesia. It was Halsted who introduced a scientific approach to medicine, but one set of experiments nearly ended his life and career. One set of experiments cost Halsted his reputation, his friendships, and his piece of mind. Halsted tried the new wonder drug cocaine as a local anesthetic and became addicted for life. This is the remarkable true story of the medical giant who brought America into the age of modern medicine while struggling with a secret addiction. duration 54:38   STEREO (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18183H] (original broadcast date: 9/05/12)
    political analysis at the Democratic National Convention with Al Hunt of Bloomberg News; Jack Lew, White House Chief of Staff; Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times; John Harris, editor in chief for Politico; John Podesta, Chair of the Center for American Progress; Jon Meacham, executive editor at Random House; and Tom Brokaw, Special Correspondent for NBC News.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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