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KQED 9: Sunday, December 16, 2012

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Sunday, December 16, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#801H] Los Angeles Meet Antoine, Hannah, and Nika of team Crazy, Babbling, Sunshine. Antoine has never left Southern California, but feels that he's ready to get out and explore. Hannah left her job as a weather broadcaster in South Korea to move back to the US to figure out what she really wants to do with her life; while Nika grapples with whether she should transfer to a performing arts school or do what is expected of her. After the Roadtrippers meet for the first time in Southern California, they head to their first interview in the Green RV with LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) president Hannah Song who tells them to "tap into their inner passions." After their conversation, the team is inspired and ready to take on their next interview in Los Angeles. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    On Story [#210] Creating Complex Characters Writer/director Rodrigo Garcia discusses the influences of his father, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the complexities and flaws that form the nuanced characters in The Godfather, Capote, and his own Mother And Child and In Treatment. Followed by the harrowing Spanish short film Who Lasts Longer by writer/director Gregorio Muro in which the bond between a mother and her son are tragically tested. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Oscar Hammerstein II - Out of My Dreams An entertaining look at the innovative genius who created musical theater as we know it today. His career spanned almost 40 years, from operettas such as "Rose-Marie" and "The Desert Song," to the groundbreaking "Show Boat," to the legendary musicals he wrote with Richard Rodgers - "Oklahoma!" - "Carousel" - "South Pacific" - "The King and I" - "Flower Drum Song" - and "The Sound of Music." duration 57:00   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    Moments to Remember: My Music Patti Page returns to co-host all new performances and archival classics from the vault with co-hosts Nick Clooney, Peter Marshall, Wink Martindale, and Mary Lou Metzger. This program features many more legends of the late 50s and early 1960s pop era.
    Frankie Laine comes out of retirement to "spend one more night in our old rendezvous" singing his sentimental "That's My Desire." Italian crooner Julius LaRosa takes stage to perform his classic "Eh Compari" and "Domani." The Four Lads, Four Aces, Four Freshmen, Roger Williams, Lenny Welch, The Platters, The DeCastro Sisters (and more), also return to the stage to sing their greatest hits. Archival performances from Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como and Nat King Cole round out this amazing special.
    duration 2:28:15   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#209H] Exploring Transportation Raggs pretends to fly on an imaginary journey to Magic Land and tries all sorts of ways to get there. All of the trips are fun, but the best part of all is getting to go there with his friends. The dogs have to transport some eggs to Charlene the Chicken. But the eggs are very fragile and they have to find a clever, safe way to move them. Will an egg and spoon race be a safe way to take them? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#107H] Trees Company/Now You See Me * Trees Company - Sally and Nick are playing up in their treehouse when Nick's mom calls them for lunch. Nick wonders what it would be like to stay up in that tree all the time! The Cat in the Hat knows! Or at least he has friends that do. In Jimmer Jammer Jungle the kids learn how different animals spend their entire lives in trees. As neat as that is, there's one thing those trees don't have, and that's mom's home cooking!
    * Now You See Me - Nick and Sally are playing hide and go seek, but Sally keeps getting found! The Cat takes the kids to meet the best hider ever, his friend Gecko! Through a game of hide and go seek in the jungle, the kids learn how Gecko not only hides, but how he runs and climbs. Now Sally knows how to camouflage herself so she won't be so easily found!
    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 [#320] Caillou Can Do It! * A Sweet and Sour Day - Caillou is helping Grandma water her flowers and fill the birdbath. When they get thirsty and need a break from gardening, Grandma finds there's no juice to be found in the fridge. No matter, Grandma shows Caillou how to make fruit juice from scratch, and it tastes so good that Mommy asks for seconds.
    * Caillou's Puppet Show - Caillou and his friends Jason and Jeffrey make finger puppets at playschool and decide to put on a puppet show for the rest of the class the next day. The next morning, however, Caillou is disappointed to find that he's caught the measles from Rosie and can't go to playschool. All is saved when the whole class comes to wish him well and the puppet show goes on as planned - through the living room window!
    * Caillou's Collection - In the park Caillou starts a new hobby - collecting rocks! He finds out that Grandpa has a rock collection too, and they go to the quarry where Caillou watches a worker break up big stones into smaller ones. Caillou gets to pick out a rock for Grandpa that ends up in Grandpa's new rock garden. Which gives Caillou an idea for the perfect spot to put his own rocks.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#309] Fun Ball Talley/Red Sky at Night, Monkey's Delight * Fun Ball Talley - Dulson's Toy Store is having a contest! The person who comes closest to guessing how many Super Mega Fun-Balls are in the rocket shaped dispenser wins the entire container of balls -- and the rocket, too! Steve, Betsy, and George come up with their own unique estimating methods. When soccer balls, grapes, and marbles fail George's Fun-Ball Size Relation Test, George realizes that the perfect size specimens are in the Man with the Yellow Hat's golf ball bucket! Will George and Betsy find the right answer, or will super confident Steve's formula triumph? * Red Sky At Night, Monkey's Delight - George is tired of his fun always being ruined by the weather! Inspired by the Man with the Yellow Hat's painting of a beautiful sunset, George starts a weather journal by drawing pictures of the sky. But predicting the weather isn't as easy as it seems. When George's picnic is ruined by rain, and he stays indoors on a beautiful sunny day, he decides to study wind patterns, too. When the city's weather station loses its satellite, Professors Einstein and Pizza turn to George's drawings, homemade windsock, and cricket temperature readings to predict the day's weather for the Mayor's golf outing. Who knew a monkey could predict the weather? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#108H] Rain Game/No Sssweater Is Better * Rain Game - Sally wants to water the plants in her backyard, but it's hot and sunny outside. They need rain, and lots of it! Good thing the Cat in the Hat knows exactly where to go to get some: the rain forest! With the assistance of some toucans and the singing of howler monkeys, they explore each level of the rain forest, eventually reaching the top and the rain!
    * No SSSweater is Better - Nick's favorite sweater is too small and he doesn't want to change it. The Cat in the Hat has a friend with the exact same problem! He brings them to meet Slyde the snake who shows Nick and Sally how he sheds his skin when it gets too small for him.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#114] The Little Red Hen "Not I!" "Not I!" "Not I!"...is all Red's friends say when she needs their help gathering apples! This is a super big problem. The Super Readers take off into the story of the Little Red Hen, whose friends won't assist her either! The Super Readers are willing to lend a hand to the Little Red Hen, but will anyone help Red? Educational Objectives: To learn the best way to get help from others, explore the alphabet, 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
    Clifford's Really Big Movie Worried that he costs too much to feed, Clifford runs away to join a carnival act and help win a lifetime supply of Tummy Yummies. duration 1:28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 11:00 am
    Nature [#2705H] Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air Hummingbirds represent one of nature's most interesting paradoxes -- they are the tiniest of birds, yet they qualify as some of the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. New knowledge gained from scientists currently making great breakthroughs in hummingbird biology makes this a perfect time to focus on these shimmering, flashing jewels of the natural world. Stunningly beautiful high-definition, high speed footage of hummingbirds in the wild combined with high-tech presentations of their remarkable abilities help us to understand the world of hummingbirds as we never have before. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Live from Lincoln Center [#3703H] The Richard Tucker Opera Gala Tenor Joseph Calleja joins some special friends for an evening of song at Lincoln Center's Kaplan Penthouse. Series Host: Audra McDonald. duration 1:55:41   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Christmas with the Celts This program celebrates the holiday in a very unique way; by bringing Irish and Scottish music - which was the underpinning of today's American Country music - full circle to the world famous home of country music, the historical Ryman Auditorium. We'll hear Irish and Scottish carols, along with popular Christmas carols performed by The Celts and including specials guests Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh (Altan); Dublin uilleann piper Ivan Goff (Riverdance); The Gail String Orchestra, and The Nashville Irish Step Dancers. duration 54:23   SRND51 TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Inside Washington [#2435] duration 26:46   TVRE
  • 3:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3051] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2410H] December 14, 2012 Guest Host: Yul Kwon.
    NEWS PANEL:
    IMMIGRATION POLICY - As Congress and the White House prepare to tackle comprehensive immigration reform next year, there is much at stake for California, the state with the largest population of undocumented immigrants.
    FRACKING - After decades of minimal oversight, the controversial hydraulic fracturing industry will finally be regulated in California. "Fracking," the high-pressure injection of chemicals and water to split rocks and extract natural gas and oil, is in use by companies at more than 600 wells throughout the state.
    AIR TRAVEL - The skies are less friendly than they used to be. Air travel has become increasingly frustrating with penalties and fees going up for everything from checking baggage to preferred seat selection. The struggling airline industry expects to pocket $36 billion in revenue from fees alone this year.
    KING TIDES - As the sun and moon align this week, their combined gravitational pull on the ocean is producing the highest tides of 2012. Though "king tides" aren't caused by climate change, organizers of the King Tides Initiative say the phenomenon is a vivid demonstration of the future impact of rising sea levels on the Bay Area landscape.
    Guests: Aarti Kohli, University of California, Berkeley; Stephen Stock, NBC Bay Area; Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News; and David Lazarus, LA Times.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#603H] Elite Cafe, Grand Oaks, Risibisi This week's guests invite Bay Area diners to sample Cajun classics and more from The Elite Cafe, share tasty bites while watching the game at Grand Oaks Restaurant and Sports Lounge, and savor earthy Italian food at Risibisi Italian Restaurant. Leslie Sbrocco hosts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#149H] Fiscal Cliffs and Fiscal Realities * When it comes to America's economic health, all anyone seems to talk about is the "fiscal cliff," and the perils of our inevitable plunge. But media's favorite metaphor is distracting us from actual and crucial fiscal realities. This week, independent political and economic analysts Bruce Bartlett and Yves Smith join Bill in a discussion that's become as rare as it is necessary - why are Washington insiders talking about the deficit crisis and not the jobs crisis?
    Bartlett, former advisor to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, got into hot water with fellow conservatives when he aired concerns about the direction of their ideology and wrote critically of the second George Bush. His most recent book is The Benefit and The Burden: Tax Reform - Why We Need It, and What It Will Take. Yves Smith, who spent more than 25 years in the financial services industry, is the founder and editor of the popular blog Naked Capitalism, and runs a successful management consulting firm.< br />* Following the conversation, Bill shares his perspective on one of the most corrupt D.C. fixtures - the revolving door between Washington leadership and lobbying. That lucrative pathway ensures that "when push comes to shove, corporate interests will have the upper hand in the close calls that determine public policy... no matter which party is in power."
    * Finally on the broadcast, poet and former publishing executive James Autry joins Bill to talk about issues of art and of heart. He shares his poems with Bill and discusses his and his wife Sally's challenging but inspiring experience raising their autistic child.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Chihuly Outside A magical one-hour glimpse into the conception and installation of Dale Chihuly's artistic outside work. The most comprehensive of all the Chihuly documentaries, this brand new program focuses on his outdoor and landscape installations. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Judy Garland: Duets Judy Garland and guest stars from her weekly TV series perform classic duets. Guests include Mel Torme, Bobby Darin, Lena Horne, Barbra Streisand, Ethel Merman, Vic Damone, Tony Bennett, Mickey Rooney, and of course, daughter Liza Minnelli. duration 1:29:14   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Jane Seymour and Nathan Gunn Featuring Jane Seymour Emmy and golden Globe-winning actress Jane Seymour and Grammy Award-winning baritone Nathan Gunn join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in a magnificent Christmas special featuring some of the season's best-loved songs. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4020Z] Poirot X: Appointment with Death David Suchet (Henry VIII, The Way We Live Now) stars as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in these new mysteries based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Whether he's on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business near his central London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his "little grey cells" by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not. "Appointment with Death" While on holiday in Syria, Poirot finds himself drawn into a murder investigation located at an archaeological site on the brink of making a major discovery. With no shortage of suspects, from family members to fellow tourists, only Poirot can unearth the truth. Tim Curry (Return to Cranford) guest stars. duration 1:24:45   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#1009H] Love Comes Crashing Down SORRY, DESTINY - Bulgaria
    You have a feeling in your bones. After countless failed connections and dashed hopes, your heart is telling you this could be the day you meet your soul mate. There's just one little problem ... what if your soul mate doesn't speak the same language as you? Directed by Neda Morfova. The infectious song is "Sitting on the Fence" by Bulgarian pop star Milenita. Principal cast: Radina Kardjilova and Dimitar Nedelchev.
    SEPARATIONS AGENCY - Ireland
    Breaking up is hard to do. A guy wakes up one morning to find out his girlfriend has dumped him, with the news being delivered in the strangest possible way. A singing barbershop quartet's smooth and professional delivery does nothing to soften the blow. Directed and written by Shane Morton. Principal cast: Oddie Braddell, Vincent Fegan, and The Jolly Sunbeams.
    THE SCREAMERS - Spain
    There are times in all our lives when you just want to scream. There are other times that are filled with awkward silences. Some situations contain both. This is one of them. Written, produced, edited, and directed by Roberto Perez Toledo. Principal cast: Fran Rodriguez Castillo and Ruth Armas.
    CRAZY GLUE - USA
    A simple story about love and glue, but not just any glue. This special glue has extraordinary bonding properties for a husband and wife whose relationship has lost its magic. Produced, edited, and directed by Elizabeth Orne. Principal cast: Will Brill and Katya Campbell. < br />CONNECTION - Australia
    After Dan and Natalie meet on a dating website they decide to go a step further and have a video date. Romance seems destined, but fate has other plans. The modern day fable exposes the disadvantages of matchmaking using the latest technology. Written and directed by Jennifer Leacey. Principal cast: James Mackay, Kate Mulvany, and Dan Krige.
    duration 28:06   STEREO TVPGL
  • 11:00 pm
    Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2011 This musical celebration is hosted by Helen Mirren and Rosario Dawson, and features top musical performers including David Gray, Jill Scott, Evanescence, Janelle Mone Sugarland, Angelique Kidjo and the World Youth Choir. The concert honors Nobel Peace Prize laureates Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and women's rights. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3610H] Monsters of Folk ACL presents alternative rock supergroup Monsters of Folk. The group performs songs from its debut album. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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