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KQED 9: Thursday, September 20, 2012

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18193H] (original broadcast date: 9/19/12)
    * Thomas L. Friedman of The New York Times on China
    * Turki al-Faisal, former ambassador to the United Kingdom and the United States.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31318Z] Existing home sales hit a two-year high. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with Wells Fargo economist Richard Dekaser about what that could mean for home prices this fall. The U.S. national debt is a "national security issue" according to Former Senator Sam Nunn. He'll join us in the program. Record low interest rates on bonds are wreaking havoc on people who invest in government issued debt. Should investors be concerned? Loomis Sayles' Kathleen Gaffney gives us tonight's Street Critique. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    QUEST [#606H] Future of Nuclear/Weddell Seals Meet a scientist working to make a safer nuclear reactor design to help meet the world's energy demands. Then head out to the Pacific Flyway to track the timeless rhythms of bird migration. And, travel to icy Antarctica to study hardy Weddell seals with UC Santa Cruz marine biologist Dan Costa. duration 26:19   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#2603H] American Eagle Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent's most recognizable aerial predator, with a shocking white head, electric yellow beak and penetrating eyes. In the 1960s, this symbol of the United States became an emblem of environmental degradation as the pesticide DDT and other human pressures brought it to the brink of extinction. Following their protection as an endangered species, bald eagles have come roaring back. Photographed by Emmy-winning cinematographer Neil Rettig, this film focuses on the drama of the nest. Even in the best of times, it's a surprisingly tough struggle to maintain a one-ton home and raise chicks until they can hunt on their own. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Nova [#3802#] Making Stuff Stronger From carbon nanotubes to artificial skin, our world is poised at the frontier of a revolution in materials science as far-reaching as the biotech breakthroughs of the last two decades. This series explores how materials changed history and are shaping the future, ranging from cost-effective fuel cells and solar panels to quantum computers and ultra-light automobiles. The New York Times' technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue brings his trademark goofball humor and techie zeal to this exploration of the future of "stuff." Each episode explores the talent, luck and determination that can turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthrough.
    This episode: What is the strongest material in the world? Is it iron? Are Kevlar and carbon nanotubes the way of the future, or will the powerful properties discovered in natural spider silk one day replace steel? Nova begins the ambitious four-hour program with a quest for the world's strongest stuff. Host David Pogue helps viewers understand what defines strength, examining everything from mollusks to a toucan's beak and testing the world's strongest materials. Pogue travels from the deck of a US naval aircraft carrier to a demolition derby to the country's top research labs to check in with the experts who are re-engineering what nature has given us to create the next generation of strong "stuff."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Nova [#3803H] Making Stuff Smaller How small can we go? Could we one day have robots taking "fantastic voyages" in our bodies to kill rogue cells? The triumphs of tiny are seen all around us in the Information Age: transistors, microchips, laptops, cell phones. Now, David Pogue takes Nova viewers to an even smaller world in Making Stuff Smaller, examining the latest in high-powered nano-circuits and microrobots that may one day hold the key to saving lives and creating materials from the ground up, atom by atom. Pogue explores the star materials of small applications, including silicon, the stuff of computer chips, and carbon, the element now being manipulated at the atomic level to produce future technology. "Smaller" and more portable stuff has already revolutionized the way we live. The nanotechnology to come could change the face of medicine, with intelligent pills that know what medicine to release into the body and treat patients from the "inside" based on changing needs; robots that repair damaged body parts; and more. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Global Voices [#320] Maquilapolis Women workers in Tijuana's assembly factories tell their stories as they work to carve out lives of agency in a new and complicated century, revealing the transformation of a city and its people by globalization. duration 54:21   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#151] Taste When Raggs makes the Tasty Tuesday Treat he practices different recipes for the dogs to sample. The dogs help Razzles get her sense of taste back after she burns her tongue drinking hot chocolate. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#127H] Be Cool/Elephant Walk * Be Cool - Phew, it's hot outside! How are Sally and Nick going to stay cool? Cat suggests that they should visit some friends in the Dizzle-dazzle Desert to learn how to keep cool. They learn that some animals are light coloured, some stay out of the sun, and some, like Tommy the coolest toad around, just mooove sloooow. Nick and Sally take their advice, but Cat has an even better idea - run through a sprinkler!
    * Elephant Walk - When building a toy construction set, Nick and Sally wonder if there's such thing as a one-thing-does-it-all tool. Well, the Cat knows just who to visit to find out - Themba the African elephant! Themba, and her daughter Efia, show the Cat and the kids all the different things their trunks can do. Nick and Sally realize that elephant trucks are just like hands, so they already have a one-thing-does-it-all tool!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#101H] Daniel's Birthday/Daniel's Picnic Daniel's Birthday - It's Daniel's Birthday! Daniel is very excited to go to Baker Aker's Bakery with his mom to pick out a cake for his party. When they arrive home after a bumpy ride on Trolley, Daniel is disappointed to find that his cake is smushed. It turns out...smushed cake is yummy too! Daniel's Picnic - Daniel, Prince Wednesday and Miss Elaina are having a picnic in front of the clock factory. When it starts to rain, the picnic is ruined, leaving them very disappointed. The friends turn this around by having their picnic inside the clock factory instead. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#317] Caillou The Helper * Caillou the Patient - While pretending to be a jet pilot Caillou falls down and scrapes his knees. Even though it hurts, he likes the extra attention from Mommy and Rosie. He's not sure he can run anymore, until he looks out the window and sees Leo and Clementine heading to the park!
    * Caillou the Police Officer - When the traffic lights near school stop working a policeman comes to direct traffic. Caillou loves watching him and learns from Miss Martin about lots of different ways that police officers help people. Caillou decides he wants to help people too, and finds a whistle for directing traffic. Unfortunately his friends aren't very willing to be directed, but he does get to put Leo the bank robber in jail under the slide. He even finds a way to help the police officer... by bringing him a cool drink when he's done his work.
    * Grandpa's Friend - Grandpa takes Caillou to the park one find day to meet his friend George. George has lots of funny stories about Grandpa when he was young. Caillou learns to play croquet, and even convinces the elderly pair to play one of his games - hide and seek!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#502H] Downhill Racer/Book Monkey * Downhill Racer - When George hears about the annual soapbox derby, he enlists Allie to help him make the coolest car a monkey could drive. But even with the help of Bill's instruction manual, building a car takes a lot of work and car parts sure are hard to find. Will their car made out of wagon wheels, a kayak, and brakes from a buggy race past the finish line or are they on a crash course?
    * Book Monkey - George loves books and helping others, so volunteering to help the librarian is a no-brainer! But when she is called away, George may have volunteered for a bigger job than he expected. He does his best to reshelf books, but when people can't find what they're looking for, he starts over from scratch. After he sorts by the color, then size, then subject, how will the exhausted little monkey react when the librarian tells him that books are also sorted alphabetically?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#133H] A Sweet Deal/King of Swing * A Sweet Deal - Sally and Nick are having a hard time getting customers to come to their "cafe". What can they do? The Cat takes them to meet Eddy the honeyguide bird. Eddy shows them how he guides humans to bees' nests by making noise and putting on a show. Back at home, Sally and Nick follow Eddy's example and proudly serve their first customer!
    * King of Swing - Swinging from a rope isn't so easy for Sally and Nick.Good thing the Cat knows the king of swing, Charlie the chimpanzee! In the Leafylafoo Rainforest, Charlie teaches them how to use their hands and feet to swing as they help him search for bananas, his favourite food! Back at home, Sally and Nick mimic Charlie and swing across the backyard to where Cat has a surprise snack waiting for them - bananas!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#150] The City Mouse and the Country Mouse Whyatt's big brother Jack is going off to college, and Whyatt is going to miss him so much! The super readers jump into the tale of two mice brothers who live far away from each other. They journey with the mice from the bustling city to the quiet country, only to find that the best solution to their problem doesn't mean losing the comforts of home. Educational Objectives: To learn about visiting someone. The alphabet is explored and young viewers will learn about different types of transportation. 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 [#121H] Dinosaur Camouflage/Family Scavenger Hunt * Dinosaur Camouflage - Buddy and Tiny meet a shy dinosaur, Leslie Lesothosaurus, who is very good at hiding. The kids end up persuading Leslie to stop hiding, and come out to play with them.
    * Scavenger Hunt - The Pteranodon family travels to the Big Pond for a Scavenger Hunt. Using clues and rhymes, the kids solve word puzzles and finally glimpse a bug-eating plant they thought was mere make-believe.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#110] To Catch A Bird/The Best Party Ever * To Catch a Bird - When Jetta's trophy and locket are missing, all fingers and paws point to Emily - all of them except for Clifford's! The dogs, led by Clifford, finally prove Emily didn't steal anything, and Clifford learns the value of having faith in a friend.
    * The Best Party Ever - Jetta ridicules Emily for not planning enough exciting activities for her birthday party, so Charley convinces Emily not to invite her. But Emily realizes that Jetta's feelings were hurt and invites her after all. Besides, with Clifford at the party, there's always more than enough excitement - even for Jetta!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#206] Clifford The Scary Puppy/Things That Go Bump * Clifford the Scary Puppy: Evan goes a little too far when he's playing spooky tricks on the kids, until Clifford accidentally gives him a good scare in.
    * Things That Go Bump: There's a costume camp-out party in the courtyard on Halloween night. Everyone drifts off to sleep but Clifford, who's too spooked by unfamiliar sounds to close his eyes. Norville comes to his rescue, and together they discover that the "things that go bump" are only frightening in their imaginations.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4293H] Camping Show Chris and Elmo are excited to be camping in the woods! They unpack their camping supplies and take out two sleeping bags and two canteens. One sleeping bag and canteen for each of them. Next, they take out four hotdogs and marshmallows. Elmo gives two hotdogs and marshmallows to himself and two to Chris. Suddenly, a beaver emerges from the woods. Elmo asks Chris if the beaver can stay for dinner. The beaver explains that he doesn't eat hot dogs and marshmallows but likes to eat bark. Next, two turtles come along. Elmo invites them to stay for dinner, too. Chris brings them a pile of green leaves and dandelions. Just when everyone is about to eat their dinner, two raccoons appear. Chris disappears into the woods and emerges holding acorns and berries for the raccoons. It is finally time to dig in when four ducks fly by the camp fire. They have just migrated back from Venezuela. The ducks decide to stay for dinner and tell Chris what they like to eat- snails, leaves, and bugs. Chris goes into the pond and brings back water plants. Finally, Chris, Elmo and all the animals eat dinner! Elmo and Chris both agree they should have a sleepover like this every night! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#18193H] (original broadcast date: 9/19/12)
    * Thomas L. Friedman of The New York Times on China
    * Turki al-Faisal, former ambassador to the United Kingdom and the United States.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#501H] Hearty Autumn Dinner Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Smothered Pork Chops. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of breakfast sausage. Next, Chris answers questions from viewers. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfect Apple Fritters. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    French Chef Classics [#103H] French Tarts, Apple Style Julia Child makes three French favorites: Tarte aux Pommes Classique, Tarte des Demoiselles and Tartin. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    QUEST [#606H] Future of Nuclear/Weddell Seals Meet a scientist working to make a safer nuclear reactor design to help meet the world's energy demands. Then head out to the Pacific Flyway to track the timeless rhythms of bird migration. And, travel to icy Antarctica to study hardy Weddell seals with UC Santa Cruz marine biologist Dan Costa. duration 26:19   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2693] Tavis talks with Emmy-nominated actor Tony Danza, who recounts his experience as a high school English teacher, which he details in his text, I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10459H] Syria Explosion * The Presidential Campaign * Shrinking Ice Cap * Deadly Street Drugs * Thai Shrimp * Ancient Papyrus duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17264H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    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)
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#132H] Stripy Safari/Wool * Stripy Safari - Nick and Sally set off on a safari with The Cat in the Hat to find all kinds of stripes. Along the way, Sally and Nick discover that stripes mean different things to different animals - the stripes of Jake the coral snake tells other animals to stay away, and Zelda and Zoran's zebra stripes help them to identify each other. And best of all, Cat discovers that his stripes are just right for him!
    * Wool - Nick wants to learn how to knit a scarf like Sally, but they've run out of wool! A visit to Finola's Farm is the perfect place to get more. The Cat, Nick and Sally have fun helping Finola get the wool from Feleecia the sheep and then turning it into yarn. Now Sally can teach Nick how to knit his own scarf!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#115H] Octopus Wildkratticus When Martin accidentally knocks Aviva's creature power suits into a deep Arctic trench, the Martin and Chris dive down in search of them in Aviva's newly invented Octopod submarine. Science Concepts: An Octopus can use ink, jet propulsion, tentacle regeneration, and camouflage in order to escape or hide when in danger. Each feature has an important function for survival. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10459H] Syria Explosion * The Presidential Campaign * Shrinking Ice Cap * Deadly Street Drugs * Thai Shrimp * Ancient Papyrus duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#31319Z] From China to Japan to Europe there are fresh signs of slowing economies and they are raising new worries about global growth. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with ConvergEx's Nicholas Colas. The American government borrows billions of dollars from China. Is it a threat to small business? NBR's Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh continues our look at the national debt. On Capitol Hill there were new questions about the role of high frequency trading and U.S. markets. NBR's Sylvia Hall reports from Washington. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#707H] Caffe La Scala, Lers Ros and 1300 On Fillmore Caffe La Scala (Walnut Creek), Lers Ros (San Francisco) and 1300 on Fillmore (San Francisco) are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    San Francisco Opera [#301H] The Magic Flute Mozart's beloved The Magic Flute, is a playful, yet profound look at the human quest for love, wisdom, and virtue. Acclaimed opera director Stanley M. Garner helms the colorful and inventive production designed by cartoonist Gerald Scarfe. Donald Runnicles conducts an enchanting cast headed by acclaimed lyric tenor Piotr Beczala as Tamino and soprano Dina Kuznetsova as Pamina. Other singers include Christopher Maltman (Papageno), soprano Erika Mikl? sa (Queen of the Night) and bass Georg Zeppenfeld (Sarastro). duration 2:38:33   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1323] Precious Knowledge When a highly successful Mexican American Studies program at Tucson High School comes under fire for teaching ethnic chauvinism, teachers and students fight back. This modern civil rights struggle is born at the epicenter of the immigration debate in the age of identity politics. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18194H] (original broadcast date: 9/20/12)
    * a look at Apple's iPhone 5 with David Pogue of the New York Times and John Gruber of daringfireball.net.
    * Chef Daniel Humm, head chef at Eleven Madison Park discusses his book "Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook" < br />* Karen Elliott House, author of "On Saudi Arabia"
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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