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TV Daily Schedule: KQED 9

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KQED 9: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18247H] (original broadcast date: 12/04/12)
    an hour with Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on the challenges facing America
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31372Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    Spark! [#204] The Fine Art of Collecting Spark shows that collecting can be an art form unto itself, as we meet collectors who have turned a casual interest into a lifelong passion.
    * Mail Art Collector John Held, Jr. - Back in the 1960s, mail art was considered a disposable and democratic art form on the far fringes of conceptual art. It was precisely that throw-away aesthetic that appealed to pioneering collector John Held, who saved every scrap of mail art he received, day after day, for almost thirty years. His home is now filled to the rafters; and as mail art gains credibility as an art form, prominent art institutions like the Museum of Modern Art and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles have come knocking. Spark spends the day with Held as he continues to build his collection, one stamp at a time.
    * Art Patron and Collector Steven Oliver - Thirty years ago, building contractor Steven Oliver thought he couldn't care less about contemporary art. Today he's one of the country's most active and ambitious private collectors, having assembled a formidable collection that includes 17 original works by major artists commissioned for his ranch in Sonoma County. Putting his contracting resources and expertise at the disposal of visionary artists like Richard Serra and Bruce Nauman, Oliver has facilitated works of extraordinary power and ambition, and forged lifelong friendships with many of America's most acclaimed artists. Spark follows Steve on an insider's tour of his collection.
    * Bonnie Grossman's Collections of Folk, Tramp, and Self-Taught Art - What began as a collection of vintage kitchen utensils is now an abiding obsession for collector Bonnie Grossman. Spark takes a tour of her home-turned-gallery, where every nook and cranny is now filled with her various collections, including tramp art, drawings, painting and sculptures by self-taught artists, and folk art that includes bottle whimsies, hand carved walking sticks, miniature houses, and quilts.
    duration 25:55   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    POV [#2314] The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers Why would a dedicated Cold War strategist throw away his career, his friends and risk life in prison for a chance to help end the Vietnam War? In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a leading military planner, concluded that America's role in the war was based on decades of lies. He leaked the Pentagon Papers, 7,000 pages of top-secret documents, to The New York Times, a daring act of conscience that led to Watergate, President Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War. "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" is a tale told by Ellsberg with a who's who of Vietnam and Watergate-era figures. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline [#3007H] Cell Tower Deaths The demand for better and faster cell phone service comes with a hidden cost. This joint investigation by Frontline and ProPublica has found that the independent contractors who are building and servicing America's cellular infrastructure are 10 times more likely than an average construction worker to die on the job. Complex layers of subcontracting insulate the carriers against liability, despite the fact that they set the aggressive schedule that can force subcontractors to cut corners in order to meet deadlines.
    Also this hour: Frontline profiles the case of six-month-old Isis Vas, whose death was deemed "a clear-cut and classic" case of child abuse, sending a man named Ernie Lopez to prison for 60 years. But a Texas judge has moved to overturn Lopez's conviction and new questions are being asked about the quality of expert testimony in this and many other similar cases. In this joint report with ProPublica and NPR, Frontline correspondent A.C. Thompson unearths more than 20 child death cases in which people were jailed on medical evidence - involving abuse, assault and "shaken baby syndrome" - that was later found unreliable or flat out wrong.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 am
    Grove, The More Americans have been lost to AIDS than in all the US wars since 1900. And the pandemic has killed 22 million people worldwide. But few know about the existence of the National AIDS Memorial, a 7-acre grove hidden in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. This program chronicles this garden's transformation from a neglected eyesore to landscaped sanctuary to national memorial. The film shows how a community in crisis found healing and remembrance, and how the seeds of a few visionary environmentalists blossomed into something larger than they could have imagined. But as the Grove's stakeholders seek broader public recognition through an international design competition, a battle erupts over what constitutes an appropriate memorial for the AIDS pandemic. What does it mean to be a national memorial? And how do we mark a time of unimaginable loss? duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#205H] Sound & Noise Raggs is so excited to try out his new super-duper mega amplifier because it makes his guitar sound so loud, but the other dogs discover that his loud guitar tunes out all other sounds. Can B. Max invent something to solve the problem?
    Trilby loves the great present she got from Noisy Neville - a Noisy Noisemaker. The dogs start to hear lions, trains & elephants inside the house until they learn that Trilby is playing a trick on them. The dogs trick Trilby with sounds they make outside like galloping horses & frogs. But who plays the last trick when all the dogs hear noises inside the clubhouse?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#102H] I Love The Nightlife/Oh Give Me A Home! * I Love the Nightlife - Nick wants to stay awake all night. Good thing the Cat needs help finding his most favorite hat that he lost in the forest of Wagamaroo! The Cat takes Nick and Sally on a nocturnal adventure, along the way meeting a variety of animals who stay up all night!
    * Oh Give Me a Home! - Nick has a super duper special shell and Sally wants one too! The Cat in the Hat takes them to a beachside adventure where they meet Tucker, a hermit crab who is also looking for a new shell because he's grown too big for his. An under the sea fashion show gives both Tucker and Sally super duper special shells!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#107H] Friends Help Each Other/Daniel Helps O Tell A Story Friends Help Each Other - Daniel spends the day at Katerina Kittycat's house. Katerina is excited to show Daniel a birthday tea-party she set up all by herself for her stuffed animals! Katerina accidentally knocks the tea set on the floor, and is very upset that she ruined the party. Luckily, Daniel is a helpful friend and they reassemble the party together. Daniel Helps O Tell a Story - O the Owl wants to show Daniel all his books. The boys choose a very special book about dinosaurs, but they realize that the last page of the story is missing! O gets very flustered, but Daniel is a good friend and uses his imagination to make up the end of the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#313] Captain Caillou * Captain Caillou - Grandpa's got a surprise for Caillou on their trip to the park - it's a remote control sailboat! Caillou is eager to race against the other boats on the pond. He imagines himself as Captain of the fastest sailboat ever. In his eagerness to win however, Caillou goes a little too fast and the boat capsizes. Caillou is sorry he didn't win the race, but he still had lots of fun and is eager to try again next week.
    * The Loudest Noise - Mommy sends Caillou to play outside because he's making too much noise and it's Rosie's nap time. Caillou notices all the loud sounds outside, especially Daddy's lawnmower, and the recycling truck. Daddy says he knows a sound that's even louder than those sounds, and takes Caillou to a road near the airport. Daddy was right - the planes taking off overhead are really, really, really loud! Caillou imagines he's a pilot of one of those planes.
    * Caillou's First Wedding - Daddy and Mommy's friend Jonas is getting married. The kids are very excited about the ceremony - Caillou is the ringbearer and Rosie is the flowergirl. Caillou is also looking forward to seeing Jonas' horse Lucky again. Caillou learns to say 'Excuse me' when he wants to get by someone, and it comes in handy when he drops the rings amongst the guests!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#703H] Hundley Jr./Curious George Gets Winded * Hundley Jr. - What's long, low to the ground, and loves to clean milkweed off the lobby floor? Hundley's newest friend and caterpillar, Hundley Jr! But when Hundley is torn between looking after the lobby and caring for his new friend, he turns his lobby duties over - to a monkey!
    * Curious George Gets Winded - Bill needs one more newspaper delivery to win the coveted Golden Pouch, but a big snowfall ruins his chances.Even with George's help, there's no way he can deliver all those papers in time. Can George's monkey-made wind sled help the duo sail to victory?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 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)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#110] The Elves and the Shoemaker Whyatt has a secret admirer! The Super Readers visit the Elves and the Shoemaker and discover that the shoemaker is just as curious about his own secret friends! The Super Readers help the Shoemaker write a note of his own, and Whyatt uncovers his mysterious admirer. Educational Objectives: To learn about making friends, explore the alphabet and rhyme with UN words. Kids will find that the power to read can change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#114H] The Theropod Club/Surprise Party * The Theropod Club - Buddy's Theropod Club meets with other dinosaurs that walk on two legs, eat meat, and have three toed feet. But Tiny feels left out until the Club invites her to join too!
    * Surprise Party - Shiny, Tiny and Don throw a surprise party for Buddy on the Dinosaur Train and invite a whole caboose full of his friends!
    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 [#107] Clifford's Field Trip/Helping Paws * Clifford's Field Trip - The kids hide Clifford when he comes to the school fieldtrip.
    * Helping Paws - Clifford babysits the four mice.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4308H] Don't Wake The Baby Leela hums as she rocks her sleeping baby niece, Nila, in a bassinet in the arbor. Telly and Elmo come bounding in loudly trying to offer their help, but Leela insists that she doesn't need any assistance. She's hoping Nila will stay asleep as long as there aren't any loud noises on Sesame Street. Elmo and Telly decide to become the Noise Patrol and keep loud noises away from Nila! They try to use different tools such as binoculars and a megaphone, but Leela explains that the only tools they need are their ears! Elmo and Telly hear sounds coming from animals playing basketball. Luckily, the animals agree to go to the park to play. Next, Elmo and Telly hear Grover blasting a boombox as he breakdances! After a dance-off and a mishap with the controls, Grover realizes that he can't play loud music around a sleeping baby and leaves after putting on his headphones. Next, Elmo and Telly hear hammering from a construction worker who thankfully agrees to leave for lunch. Just when the Noise Patrol is finally enjoying the quiet, Nila wakes up! Leela explains that they actually don't need to be completely quiet. Nila can listen to Leela as she sings her a lullaby. By the end of the song, not only does Nila fall back asleep, but so do Telly and Elmo from their big day as the Noise Patrol! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#18247H] (original broadcast date: 12/04/12)
    an hour with Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on the challenges facing America
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 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
  • 2:30 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2747] Tavis talks with Nobel laureate and political activist Wole Soyinka about his new text. The celebrated writer comments on the unrest in his Nigerian homeland and the motivation for his latest text, Of Africa. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10513H] Citigroup Cuts Jobs * Fiscal Cliff * Syria Update * Florida Coral Reefs * Remembering Dave Brubeck duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17340H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#116H] Be A Vegetable Taster!/Daniel Tries A New Food Be a Vegetable Taster! - Teacher Harriet introduces Daniel and his friends to the school's vegetable garden and convinces them to pick out some healthy veggies for their snack. They explore the garden, picking and trying different vegetables...with mixed results! Daniel Tries a New Food - Miss Elaina is having dinner with the Tiger family and she encourages Daniel to try some new food: Veggie Spaghetti and Banana Swirl. Daniel is convinced he won't like Veggie Spaghettit, even though he's never tried it before. Miss Elaina encourages him to be adventurous and try the new food. She does the same herself, and even though she doesn't like all of it, she's proud of herself for trying. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#205H] Meet The Beetles/Tongue Tied * Meet the Beetles - Nick and Sally must protect their cookie jar from cookie snatchers! But how? Well by meeting three of the Cat's beetle friends, that's how! Stan the Giant Stag beetle shows them how to look scary, while Cliff the Click beetle teaches them to make a noise them jump! And Bobbi the Bombardier beetle has a stinky surprise for those that try to sneak up on her. Now Nick and Sally can keep their cookies safe!
    * Tongue Tied - Mmm, there's nothing better than a blueberry popsicle, even though it makes your tongue blue! Speaking of tongues, the Cat has some friends with marvelous tongues! The kids meet Treetop Tom and see how his tough tongue can pick food off of thorny branches. Then Snifty the boa snake shows them how she uses her tongue to smell.And by using Cat's "Not-So-Fast-Glasses", they can see Colin the chameleon's lightening fast tongue get him his food. Nick and Sally realize that their tongues are pretty useful too.. for asking for another popsicle!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#106H] Platypus Cafe While kayaking in Australia, Martin and Chris encounter one of the world's most unusual creatures, a platypus mother with her eggs. But unscrupulous endangered animal chef, Gourmand, plans on making the platypus eggs his next delicacy. The Wild Kratts team must use the special "sixth sense" of the platypus to save the eggs. Science Concept: Organisms use their senses to find out about their surroundings and themselves. Different senses give different information. Platypus have a special electromagnetic sense that detects objects, like food. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10513H] Citigroup Cuts Jobs * Fiscal Cliff * Syria Update * Florida Coral Reefs * Remembering Dave Brubeck duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32001Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 pm
    Motown: Big Hits and More (My Music) TJ Lubinsky and the My Music team have spent the last year in the Motown vaults assembling a new CD set of original Motown classics from 1958 to 1968. This PBS exclusive collection features many first time extended stereo mixes of Motown's biggest hits, b-sides, album cuts and radio classics from The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, The Miracles, Martha & The Vandellas and more. duration 1:57:59   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    Il Volo Takes Flight at Christmas Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Ginaluca Ginoble have been receiving unanimous raves for their vocal talent and showmanship displayed on their first PBS special, "Il Volo Takes Flight." Now the group has taken flight for a second time with an updated concert special highlighting Il Volo Christmas songs. duration 1:28:23   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy This program offers a fabulous anti-stress yoga sequence, presented in Peggy's gentle style that everybody can do. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the US, affecting some 37 million people. Peggy shows how yoga can relieve stiffness, reduce pain and fatigue, and improve muscle and bone strength. duration 58:25   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18248H] (original broadcast date: 12/05/12)
    * Stuart Stevens, Mitt Romney's top campaign strategist in the Presidential elections discusses why they lost the election
    * Julianna Goldman of Bloomberg News tells us about her interview with President Obama, his first since being re-elected
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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