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KQED 9: Saturday, December 1, 2012

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Saturday, December 1, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18245H] (broadcast date: 11/30/12)
    A rebroadcast of a discussion about Winston Churchill with Winston's Churchill's Granddaughter: Celia Sandys, David Reynolds of Cambridge University, Peter Clarke and Alan Watson.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31370Z] duration 24:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2408H] November 30, 2012 Guest Host: Scott Shafer
    NEWS PANEL:
    US SUPREME COURT ON PROP 8: The US Supreme Court considers whether to review California's Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, officials in San Francisco anticipate a rush of gay and lesbian weddings if the case is denied by the high court and the lower courts' rulings stand, making the ban unconstitutional.
    "THIRD STRIKE" RELEASES: Some prisoners sentenced to life for nonviolent, non-serious offenses are being re-sentenced and released following voter approval of Proposition 36. The measure reforms California's tough "three strikes" sentencing law and limits when prosecutors can seek a life sentence.
    DRAKES BAY OYSTER CO: The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. has lost its lease after decades in Point Reyes National Seashore. After a long environmental battle, US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar decided to shut down the historic oyster farm and restore Drakes Estero to wilderness.
    Guests: Vikram Amar, UC Davis School of Law; Michael Montgomery, Center for Investigative Reporting & KQED; and Lauren Sommer, KQED Science.
    INTERVIEW: CONGRESSMAN-ELECT ERIC SWALWELL: One of the youngest new members to join the US House of Representatives, Swalwell (D-CA) leaves his post as a Dublin city councilmember. He successfully unseated incumbent Pete Stark, the outspoken 20-term Congressman, also a Democrat. In an interview from Capitol Hill, where he's attending new member orientation, Swalwell talks with Scott Shafer.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 am
    Washington Week [#5222H] This week provided some good lessons on the workings of Washington and the inside/outside maneuvering that sometimes goes on to get things done.
    * With the fiscal cliff deadline looming, there were no "formal" negotiations scheduled this week but plenty of political jockeying between the White House and congressional Republicans regarding their positions on taxes and spending. One of the key sticking points for Republican lawmakers is President Obama's push to let tax cuts expire for wealthier Americans. What will it take to break the deadlock and reach a deal prior to the New Year? We'll get answers and analysis from both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue from Mike Viqueira of NBC News and Susan Davis of USA Today.
    * Meanwhile, US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice spent part of the week on Capitol Hill meeting with members of Congress and answering critics' questions about comments she made regarding the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya in September. But her efforts to win GOP support from those opposing her possible nomination to be Secretary of State were less than successful with some vowing to block her nomination. Gloria Borger of CNN will examine how the controversy surrounding Rice raises the possibility President Obama will start his second term with a nasty confirmation fight.
    duration 24:10   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 am
    Downton Abbey Revisited In this riveting special, savor great moments from the series' first two seasons, along with cast interviews, rare behind-the-scenes footage and a sneak peek at what's in store for the Crawleys as they enter the Roaring Twenties. What will become of Bates? What new mischief will villainous footman Thomas and scheming lady's maid O'Brien instigate? Will wedding bells finally ring? And how will the formidable Dowager Countess (Dame Maggie Smith) handle the arrival of Lady Grantham's American mother (Shirley MacLaine)? duration 51:23   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Need To Know [#264H] Scott Simon anchors. NTK rebroadcasts a report documenting the death of an illegal immigrant who was beaten and tased by US border patrol agents. The story prompted a federal grand jury investigation and a review by the Department of Homeland Security about the use of force by border patrol agents. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 am
    Marvin Hamlisch Presents: The '70s, The Way We Were Marvin Hamlisch is host of "Marvin Hamlisch Presents: The '70s, The Way We Were," a PBS national television special featuring live acts performing their big hits from the 1970s. The TV special stars Marvin Hamlisch, BJ Thomas, Three Dog Night, Debby Boone, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., Ray Stevens, Freda Payne, Guy & Ralna, Bobby Goldsboro, Billy Joe Royal, Peaches and Herb, Jonathan Edwards and Gloria Gaynor. The television special was taped March 17, 2010 at The Bezemes Family Theater at Lindenwood University's J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts in St. Charles, Missouri. This national television special is a nostalgia program featuring the great songs and happy times of the 1970s. Hosted by composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch, it is heavy in live stage performance, but also includes the pop culture happenings of the decade of the 1970s. duration 1:16:58   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    3 Steps to Incredible Health! with Joel Fuhrman, M.D. [#1B] This program directly addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America. Over 65% of Americans are overweight or obese - and that number is growing just like our waistlines! Dr. Joel Fuhrman's revolutionary health plan is not about will power, it is about knowledge. It offers a healthy, effective, and scientifically proven plan for shedding weight quickly and reclaiming the vitality and good health we all deserve. duration 1:57:25   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Doo Wop Discoveries (My Music) Having recorded hundreds of doo wop era performers for PBS in the past 20 years, My Music opens the archives to present many never-before seen doo wop classic artists and songs from the vocal group era. This special brings back these favorite doo wop tunes with new performances and rare archival gems from the vaults of the world. Featuring The Del Vikings, The Clovers, Jerry Butler, The Drifters, Larry Chance & The Earls, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Flamingos, The Harptones, Randy & The Rainbows and many more in this last all original "classic" doo wop special of rare performances lost in time. duration 1:58:09   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Simply Ming [#1008H] Tenderizing with Guest Jamie Bissonnette Tenderizing - a culinary technique that helps meat, chicken and fish absorb all the wonderful flavors of your favorite marinades. Joining Ming in the kitchen is Chopped Champion - Chef Jamie Bissonnette. Together Ming and Jamie cook on the fly using mystery ingredients and zesty spices to come up with two tender recipes: a Tellegio Kimchee Steak Bomb and a Trio of Halibut New Style Sashimi. duration 27:21   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Essential Pepin [#121H] Light As Air Meringue Shells With Chantilly Cream; Macaroons; Chocolate Roll; Chocolate Souffle Cake With Raspberry Sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1118H] Shrimp in a Skillet Host Christopher Kimball reveals how to buy the freshest shrimp on the market. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make Greek-Style Shrimp at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of feta cheese. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to perfect Shrimp Stir-Fries. And finally, science expert Guy Crosby uncovers the science behind cooking meat versus shrimp. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Earth Songs Filmed over two years in some of the most pristine and beautiful places on the planet, this program is inspired by the celebrated National Geographic and BBC documentaries of recent years. Greenland, Patagonia, Hawaii, Iceland, Peru, Alaska, The Caribbean, New Zealand, and the Canadian Rockies play host to rare animals and breathtaking scenery. Featuring an enchanting musical score by Grammy Award-winning artists including Michael Hoppe, Secret Garden, Keola Beamer and Craig Armstrong, the soundtrack was arranged by Emmy Award-winning composer Brian Keane. With narration by actor Michael York, the film takes you on a journey of ageless wisdom, inspiring poetry and stunning footage of Mother Earth at her finest. duration 58:10   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:30 pm
    Great Performances [#3613(] Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall In celebration of its blockbuster 25th anniversary year, Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Cameron Mackintosh presented The Phantom of the Opera in a fully-staged, lavish production, set in the sumptuous Victorian splendor of London's Royal Albert Hall. Starring Ramin Karimloo as The Phantom, Sierra Boggess as his protege Christine Daae, and Hadley Fraser as Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny, the romantic trio is backed by a complete cast and orchestra of more than 200, as well as surprise special guest appearances. Regarded by many as Lloyd Webber's masterpiece, The Phantom of the Opera first opened in 1986 at Her Majesty's Theatre, and is based on the French novel Le Fantome de l'Opera. Worldwide the show has grossed over $5.6 billion, with box office revenues higher than any film or stage play in history, including Titanic, ET and Star Wars. It has been produced in 145 cities in 27 countries and played to more than 130 million people. The show has won more than 50 major theatre awards, including seven Tonys and three Olivier Awards in the West End. It is currently showing in London, New York, Budapest, Las Vegas, and Kyoto. In 2006, it became Broadway's longest running show ever. duration 3:29:41   SRND51 TVPG
  • 4:00 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#401H] England's Bath & York Medieval York and Georgian Bath - easy side-trips from London - pack an exciting pair of sightseeing punches. Rick explores Roman hot springs, cruises quiet canals, marvels at England's finest Gothic church and gets a surprising dose of Viking history as he enjoys England's easy urban delights. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:37 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#408H] Italy's Great Hill Towns Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns. From San Gimignano's medieval towers, to Cortona's charming lanes, to Orvieto's papal intrigue, to Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas...all sit on lofty stone perches that now seem to protect them only from the modern world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:14 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#506] Vienna and the Danube For centuries, Vienna was the crown jewel of the rich and powerful Habsburg Empire. A century after that empire's fall, the Viennese appreciates their imperial legacy as a cultural wellspring and an excuse to live in style. We'll take in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. Then we'll explore the city's surroundings, with a trip along the romantic Danube River and a hike up to the breathtakingly Baroque Melk Abbey. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:51 pm
    Rick Steves Special [#101(] Rick Steves Special: Rome, Eternally Engaging duration 1:08:44   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:57 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#503] Barcelona and Catalunya The creative spirit of Spain's Catalunya the land of Picasso, Gaudi and Salvador Dali is on a roll. We'll get caught up in the festivity of Barcelona, enjoying the vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas and pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter. Then we'll take a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat, and finish with an artist's pilgrimage along the Costa Brava to Salvador Dali country seaside Cadaques to visit his home and nearby Figures to experience his playfully surreal mausoleum/museum. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:34 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#306H] Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Creme Brulee Packing the best of Paris into one episode, we scale the Eiffel Tower, then savor classic treats - from steak tartare to creme brulee. We marvel at Monet, Manet and company in the stunning Orsay Gallery. Tracing the sad steps of Marie Antoinette, we relive French history from its bloody revolution to its extravagant belle epoch. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:14 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#712H] European Travel Skills, Part I These 3 episodes distill Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 90 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London, these episodes cover Rick's favorite 3000-mile European loop while providing viewers with essential travel skills. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 8:56 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#713H] European Travel Skills, Part II These 3 episodes distill Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 90 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London, these episodes cover Rick's favorite 3000-mile European loop while providing viewers with essential travel skills. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Super Brain with Dr. Rudy Tanzi This program explores new discoveries in neuroscience that maximize the potential of the human brain in practical and actionable ways. The field of neuroscience has been exploding with new findings by the day. Ever since it became possible to view the human brain as it lights up with activity, researchers have had to change long-held assumptions about an organ that has been called "the three-pound universe." Dr. Rudy Tanzi is introduced by his co-author Dr. Deepak Chopra. In his new program, the Harvard Medical School professor takes advantage of cutting-edge research to show the way we all can maximize our brain's potential. duration 1:28:42   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#1003H] Color My World NULLABOR - Australia
    A brash young punk and a laid back old codger travel across Australia's Nullabor - the longest stretch of straight road in the world - perfect for passing that slow motorist beside you. But in this vast and barren landscape, sometimes all you're left with is each other. So, be careful what you wish for. Directed by Alister Lockhart and Patrick Sarell.
    MAXIMALL - France
    A young worker is the last to leave his work at the big box retailer. What he doesn't realize is every evening the shopping carts release their pent up anger after a day's worth of abuse from annoying customers. Unfortunately, he will face the brunt of their wrath. He learns the hard way that materialism will trap us all. Animated by Axelle Cheriet, Hadrien Ledieu, Nawel Rahal, and Axel Tillement.
    GRAFFITIGER - Czech Republic
    A lonely graffiti tiger prowls the streets of the urban jungle looking for his lost mate. On his journey he learns the city is full of dirty streets with walls covered with dangerous graffiti. Libor Pixa's witty and creative film blends 2D drawn animation with live action. The film was nominated for a Student Academy Award.
    duration 26:37   STEREO TVPG
  • 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
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