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KQED 9: Sunday, October 28, 2012

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Sunday, October 28, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe Marathon This series offers a fresh perspective on the best travel advice, including where to stay, what to see and how to get around. Rick shares the latest on sightseeing in the grand cities of Europe, and offers a vivid local perspective on off-the-beaten path locations. Shot on location, it brings viewers all the exciting changes in Europe, including the Euro currency and fun new high-tech tourist aids such as digital audio guides in museums and nearly disposable European cell phones. Episodes included in this marathon TBA. duration 3:26:59   TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#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 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#125H] Sniff and Seek/Aye Aye! * Sniff and Seek - Nick's most favourite smell is chocolate chip cookies! But what is Sally's? She's not sure. What better way to find out than by playing sniff and seek with a skunk! Cat introduces Nick and Sally to Whiffy, and in the adventure of finding Sally's favourite smell they discover how good Whiffy is at protecting himself with his very own special smell.
    * Aye Aye! - Nick and Sally are making Halloween masks, but they want to make them really scary. Cat takes them to meet Aiya, the Aye Aye, in the forest of Spookywoowoo. Aiya shows them, that even though he may look scary - his big ears, huge eyes and long fingers help him to find food. And now Nick and Sally know just how to make their masks scary!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#110H] Daniel Shares His Tigertastic Car/Katerina Shares Her Tutu Daniel Shares his Tigertastic Car - Daniel and his friends are playing together in the park. Daniel has a new toy car and struggles to share it with the others. But in the end, Daniel learns that sharing is easy when he knows he will get his special toy back. Katerina Shares her Tutu - Daniel is playing at Katerina's house and the friends decide to perform a Jungle Dance show. Daniel wants to be a lion, while Katerina decides to be a dancing flower, but both need the same tutu for their costume. Luckily, with Henrietta's help they find a way to share the tutu and perform a grr-ific Jungle Dance show! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#424] Vacations Caillou is traveling in style with his very first airplane flight and he's curious about everything around him: he loves looking out the window at the ground below and also, playing with the music system. Plus, breakfast on a plane is an adventure in itself! On another adventure, Caillou and his family leave for a day at the beach. There's so much to see and do! Caillou goes in the water with Dad and later, a seagull tries to steal his sandwich! Then Caillou sees a hermit crab and finally he and Dad build a sandcastle. Caillou misses his friend Sarah when she goes away on an all-summer trip to China. Grandpa tells Caillou about the time when his Daddy was a little boy and they went on a camping trip. Caillou loves the idea of camping and he and Grandpa set up the tent in the garden. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#210] Curious George, Plumber's Helper/Curious George Takes a Hike * Curious George, Plumber's Helper: George is bored with all of his bath toys so he brings some new ones into the tub with him. What he doesn't realize is that not all toys float, and when he drains the water some of them spiral down the drain and cause a clog. So it's Mr. Auger, Plumber Extraordinaire, to the rescue! George loves to watch Mr. Auger work, and for being an adoring fan, George gets a few plumbing lessons from the professional. The next time the drain is clogged, George thinks he can fix the problem by himself - only he forgets to tighten the pipes and soon water is overflowing all over the apartment building! * Curious George Takes a Hike: Bill and the Man with the Yellow Hat are excited for their big hike. Bill is looking forward to collecting leaves and the Man wants to do nature drawings for his art class. George doesn't find any of these activities to be very exciting and longs to see some real action - which he gets when Bill and the Man fall off a small cliff, get stuck on a ledge, and need George to go find help. George needs to use the Man's numbered drawings of the landmarks they passed along the way, to try and find his way back to the Ranger Station for help. But will he be able to find the Man's beloved Yellow Hat which blew away? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#124H] Secret Super Digger/Pucker Up and Blow * Secret Super Digger - Sally is trying to grow a flower for her mom, but it just won't grow. Time to see Finola! At Finola's Farm, she introduces Cat, Sally and Nick to her secret super digger - Diggery the earthworm. Diggery shows them how plant roots need water air and compost, which Diggery helps to make. Sally's flower is sure to grow once she gets some of her own secret super diggers to help!
    * Pucker Up and Blow - Nick and Sally are trying to whistle but they just can't seem to get it right! The Cat takes them to visit his friend, Rocky the Winter Wren, who is an expert whistler. Rocky, and his son Ricky, offer this advice: if you want to whistle, start with one note and practice.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#213H] Zora's Art Adventure It's art class at school, but Pig's mind is as blank as his paper! What can he paint? The super readers venture into A Magical Art Adventure and join Zora, a young artist looking for ideas. Together, Zora and the literacy superheroes explore a magical art museum where the paintings take on a life of their own! Educational Objectives: To learn about the art world. Preschoolers will play with the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, learn what the words "art museum" mean, and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#137] Carla Cretoxyrhina/Train Trouble * Carla Cretoxyrhina - On this underwater excursion, the Pteranodon family meets up with Carla Cretoxyrhina, a young shark who turns out to be much nicer than her reputation suggests. She introduces the family to her dad, bringing them face to face with the "Big Fish in the Sea.
    * "Train Trouble - The speedy dinosaur brothers Oren and Ollie join our kids on a train trip to Troodon Town, but unplanned engine trouble sends Oren and Ollie sprinting the Roundhouse to bring back another engine to save the day!
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#134] Clifford Cleans His Room/Baby Makes Four * Clifford Cleans His Room - Clifford's good friends come over to help him clean out his doghouse, determined to get rid of all the old junk he no longer uses. But before long Clifford realizes that each item holds a special memory and can't be parted with. Mac thinks this is nonsense, until he is reminded of a memory in which he was included. He then understands, along with Clifford, that one dogs junk can be another dogs treasure.
    * Baby Makes Four - Jetta gets a new baby brother and at first is extremely proud to be a big sister. But when she realizes this means she will now have to share the spotlight with the baby, she goes all out to get back her position as the center of attention. She eventually learns, however, that being a good big sister is far more rewarding than being the star of the show.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#115] Your Secret Valentine/Perfect Pet * Your Secret Valentine: It's Clifford's first Valentine's Day and he wants to make a golden retriever pup his new friend by making her his Valentine. Unfortunately, Norville and Jorge convince him that he has to impress her first with tricks and feats of strength and generosity. Daffodil disagrees. She keeps telling Clifford to be himself. Luckily, someone else shows him just how nice being yourself can be.
    * Perfect Pet: When the animals find out that Shun is going to get a pet, they each try to influence his opinion. But, rather than convincing him to get one type of pet over another, they make him decide not to get any pet at all. Realizing their mistake, they put their heads together to help Shun find the perfect pet.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Nature [#3002H] Magic of the Snowy Owl This episode explores the world of the snowy owl, a bird recently made popular by Hedwig, Harry Potter's faithful companion. Turning fantasy into reality, "Magic of the Snowy Owl" takes an intimate look at how these majestic birds survive in one of the most isolated and inhospitable places on the planet. Noted wildlife filmmaker Fergus Beeley ("Jungle Eagle") takes viewers deep into the "snowy's" tundra home on the North Slope of Alaska to observe the daily struggles involved in raising a family of helpless chicks until they are able to fly. Viewers will discover that these strikingly beautiful Arctic owls - essentially eagles, falcons and owls rolled into one - have a magic of their own. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Frontline [#3101H] The Choice 2012 This election special offers dual biographies of the presidential candidates. It takes the long view, through sweeping panoramas of the candidates' biographies and explorations of the national landscape that shapes the campaigns, voters' attitudes and the winner's prospects for governing. duration 1:56:46   SRND51 (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 2:00 pm
    Race 2012 The 2012 presidential election provide Americans the opportunity to write the next chapter in our nation's racial narrative. This documentary uses the presidential election as a lens through which to examine America's increasingly complex racial landscape. With a frank, behind-the-scenes approach, it navigates the high-stakes world of racial pollsters, strategists, spin doctors and candidates as they compete for voters of many ethnic and racial groups. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 3:00 pm
    Inside Washington [#2428] duration 26:46   TVRE
  • 3:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3044] Homestretch Face-Off (The Third Debate) Pat Buchanan, Author & Columnist; Tim Carney, The Washington Examiner; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Mort Zuckerman, US News & World Report. duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2404H] October 26, 2012 Guest Host: Al Letson
    There's a lot riding on the November 6 election for California's once prized public education system. With $ 6 billion in trigger cuts looming due to the state budget deficit, two competing tax measures on the ballot propose to temporarily help fill the gap. Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposition 30 would raise the state sales tax a quarter cent and income tax on those earning more than $ 250,000 annually. Competing Proposition 38, sponsored by millionaire attorney Molly Munger, would increase income tax on a sliding scale for those earning at least $7316 a year.
    We devote the full program to looking at how public education is financed in California, and hear from educators, students, policy experts and politicians about how we got here, and what solutions might provide a way out. < br />Studio Guests:
    Darrell Steinberg, California State Senate President pro Tem
    Arun Ramanathan, The Education Trust-West
    Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle
    Louis Freedberg, EdSource
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#711H] Bella Trattoria, Outerlands & Greens Restaurant San Francisco restaurants Bella Trattoria, Outerlands and Greens Restaurants are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites? duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#142H] What Did The Debates Tell Us? * Four debates have come and gone, and in the aftermath of the pomp, points, and politics, what have we learned? And how has democracy been served? This week, two of the country's most astute political media observers - Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Marty Kaplan - join Bill to weigh in on the rhetoric and realities of two campaigns now in the home stretch, looking to make their cases by any means affordable. Jamieson is director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the driving force behind the acclaimed online watchdog FactCheck.org. Marty Kaplan is the founding director of the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
    * Bill is later joined by Neil Barofsky, who held the thankless job of special inspector general in charge of policing TARP, the bailout's Troubled Asset and Relief Plan. Between President Obama's ineffectual proposals and Mitt Romney's loving embrace, bankers have little to fear from either administration, and that leaves the rest of America on perilously thin economic ice. Barofsky discusses the critical yet unmet need to tackle banking reform and avoid another financial meltdown. Currently a senior fellow and adjunct professor at the New York University School of Law, Barofsky is the author of Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#601] The Damnedest, Finest Ruins On April 18, 1906, a massive earthquake struck Northern California. In 3 terrible days San Francisco, the "Paris of the Pacific", was wiped from the earth. Narrated by acclaimed actor Peter Coyote, this documentary paints a riveting portrait of courage and chaos. James Dalessandro, author of the best selling novel, 1906, uses rare photos and actual film of the disaster to create a captivating story of human courage and political incompetence, underscored by the music of Italian tenor Enrico Caruso, who performed 5 hours before the disaster and barely made it out alive. duration 54:54   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
    Call The Midwife [#105#] Jenny finds herself for once not involved in the beginning of life, but at its end. When Nonnatus House cleaner Peggy's brother Frank is diagnosed with cancer, Jenny and the nuns are called upon to care for him. In doing so, Jenny comes to know the siblings better, learning of their upbringing in a workhouse and the profound effect it had on their relationship. As Jenny tends to Frank, the other residents of Nonnatus House become involved in helping Fred with his latest money-making venture - a pig named Evie. Fred's plan had been to make his fortune from bacon, but this unravels when they realize the pig is pregnant. The nuns and nurses help out Fred and Evie in the manner they know best. duration 56:46   SRND51 TV14
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4227H] Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - All The Things You Are Harry's desire to impress Beryl leads him and Johnny into the world of boxing and, as their big fight draws closer, the boys are determined to reign victorious. Upstairs, as Lady Agnes and Sir Hallam drift further apart, she is reacquainted with someone who shows her an exciting world away from 165 Eaton Place; Sir Hallam makes a dangerous decision that will change his life forever. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 10:00 pm
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#803H] It Came from Kuchar The twins Mike and George Kuchar became notorious for the eccentric, no-budget films they created in the 1960s and had an undeniable influence on future independent directors such as Atom Egoyan, John Waters and Buck Henry. It Came From Kuchar explores the life and work of these maverick pioneers of underground cinema. duration 1:28:41   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#1013H] We're Desperate (Get Used to It) CHECKMATE - England
    Jan learns that staying in an asylum can make anyone crazy. He challenges his evaluator to a game of chess to prove that he should be released. The stakes could not be higher in this tense battle of wills. Written, edited, and directed by Navarro Aydemir. Principal cast: Gergo Danka, Shakyra Dowling, Daniel Wiltshire, Sibel Unver, Alex Murphy, and Adam Cunningham.
    NORTHEAST FRONT - Mexico/USA
    In a city held hostage by drug cartels, a hard-working single mother supports her kids all on her own. Her son has gotten in trouble and as a result she must to pay off his debt to a drug dealer. Suddenly up against an unthinkable threat, she does everything in her power to keep her family safe and alive in this heart-stopping true story. Written, edited, and directed by Angela Torres Camarena. Principal cast: Evangelina Sosa, Luis Felipe Tovar, Edgar Orozco, and Octavio Lowry.
    A DOCTOR'S JOB - Peru/USA
    In order to make ends meet, a stubborn but caring emergency room physician has to moonlight as a taxi driver. His pride and ethics are challenged everyday. He is used to life and death situations in the hospital, but when they bleed over into his taxi job, things get really hairy. Will this be his worst day on the job or the answer to all of his prayers? Written and directed by Julio Ramos. Principal cast: Miguel Iza, Luis Menezes, and Christian Ojeda.
    duration 28:56   STEREO TVPGV
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3804H] The Shins/Dr. Dog ACL presents alternative rock with the Shins and Dr. Dog. The Shins play songs from their latest record Port of Morrow, while Dr. Dog highlights Be the Void. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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