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KQED 9: Saturday, December 22, 2012

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Saturday, December 22, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18260H] (original broadcast date: 12/21/12)
    an hour with director Quentin Tarantino about his new movie Django Unchained.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32013Z] Washington spills over to Wall Street. Stocks tumble as talks to avert the fiscal cliff fall apart. NBR's Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh has reaction from both sides of the aisle. Tonight's "Market Monitor" guest is not scared off by cliff worries. He's buying stocks and believes the markets will do well in the new year. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with Steinberg Global Asset Management's Richard Steinberg. And, Warren Bufffett has plenty to say on taxes and the fiscal cliff. We'll speak with his long-time friend and Fortune Magazine journalist Carol Loomis. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    Heat and Harvest: Impact of Climate Change On California September 28, 2012 From the vast fields of fruits and nuts in the Central Valley to the waterways of the Sacramento Delta - and many growing centers in between - climate change is beginning to take its toll on California agriculture. According to a recent report commissioned by the state EPA and Energy Commission, yields in key crops are expected to drop significantly over the coming decades as climate change alters key growing conditions.
    The list of crops most directly affected under business as usual conditions, assuming a 2 degree warming by 2050, reads like a walk through a supermarket produce section: yields of citrus crops in the San Joaquin Valley are expected to drop about 18% by 2050; grapes about 6%; cherries and other orchard crops about 9%. But this is not just a look into the state's future. California's farms, often called the nation's breadbasket, are already feeling the effects of the trifecta of converging forces prompted by climate change: shorter cold seasons, longer seasons of extreme heat, and dwindling water supplies.
    This multi-platform collaboration of the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED's science and environment reporting teams examines how climate change is already playing out in one of California's largest industries. Three documentary reports are woven into one comprehensive program.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    After Newtown One week after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, PBS brings together its news and public affairs teams in a joint effort to analyze and illuminate the issues. This program covers mental illness in young adults; access to guns and gun laws; the neuroscience of violence; the culture and media; the security of schools and colleges. Gwen Ifill anchors the broadcast, which brings together the resources of the PBS NewsHour, Frontline, Washington Week, Need to Know, and Nova. duration 56:46   STEREO
  • 3:00 am
    Lost Treasures of the Ancient World [#207] Dark Age England Chalk hill drawings, strange structures, mysterious buildings...all offer clues to a bleak period in the history of England. duration 48:14   STEREO TVG
  • 3:49 am
    Lost Treasures of the Ancient World [#202] Seven Wonders of the Ancient World The great pyramids are still among the most awe-inspiring sights in the world today. In this episode, on-location footage and graphic reconstructions are interwoven with the reasons for their construction and the techniques used to accomplish that monumental task. duration 51:47   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#505H] Chez Spencer, Broken Record & Marnee Thai Walk through the gates of Chez Spencer Restaurant and Bar into France, and leave San Francisco behind at this perfect romantic getaway. The next stop is a funky bar in the middle of nowhere - head for the back room of Broken Record, a cash-only place where the pub grub can stand alone and stand proud. And, reliable, authentic family-style Thai food is found at Marnee Thai Restaurant. From dish to dish, visit to visit, year to year, the magnet is the food here. duration 26:49   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Spark! [#225] By Hand Extraordinary crafts people at work.
    * Glass artist Pamina Traylor combines dozens of delicate hand-blown glass shapes to create sculptural objects of lyrical beauty.
    * We follow woodworker Gary Stevens as he carves massive waist-high wooden vessels, from raw stump to finished piece.
    * Chris Natrop is the real life Edward Scissorhands, transforming vast rolls of paper into freeform lace panels.
    duration 26:25   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#213H] Appreciating Stories & The Library While Trilby is reading her book, The Lost Labrador, she accidentally gets it dirty and cannot see through the dirt to see how Davinda Dishlicker solved the mystery. Where can Trilby go to find out how the story ended? Raggs discovers that reading books can take you to lots of exciting places without even leaving the clubhouse. Raggs has so much fun using his imagination. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#117H] A Long Winter's Nap/The Tree Doctor * A Long Winter's Nap: Sally and Nick are so excited to go ice skating tomorrow, that they can't fall asleep! Cat's friend Boris the Bear can help! Off they go to the Gleep-sneep Woods to learn how Boris gets ready to take his long winter's nap. Back at home, Nick and Sally follow Boris' advice, and, with the help of a bedtime story from Cat, they quickly fall asleep.
    * The Tree Doctor: Sally's little maple sapling hasn't grown any bigger! To discover why, The Cat in the Hat takes the kids to meet Dr. Twiggles. With the help of the doctor and his songs, Nick and Sally discover how trees "eat" - through their leaves and roots. They also learn that trees grow verrrry slowly. A few more years and their maple sapling will grow into a maple tree!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#114H] Thank You, Grandpere Tiger!/Neighborhood Thank You Day Thank You, Grandpere Tiger! - Grandpere Tiger comes to visit, but is only in town for a short while. Daniel is sad that Grandpere can't come to the special Thank You Day celebration later that day. Daniel learns to be thankful for the time they DO have together, and is then surprised when Grandpere appears at the celebration after all! Neighborhood Thank You Day - The neighborhood celebrates Thank You Day by putting notes in the Thank You Tree. Daniel has trouble deciding what to put in his note. Then, when a gust of wind blows the notes off of the tree, Mr. McFeely saves the day by catching and delivering everybody's thank you notes! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#404] Caillou Helps Out Everyone's lending a helping hand today. Caillou plans a surprise birthday party for Grandpa with Grandma's help. He and Grandma get everything ready, and Grandpa is very surprised and very happy. Caillou really likes to play with Leo's pet hamster and would love to have one of his own. He doesn't realize how much hard work having a hamster can be until he offers to look after Leo's pet while Leo and his parents are out of town. He soon realizes it's not all fun and games - especially with Gilbert around! Mom is upset when the mailman only brings bills, bills and more bills. Caillou and Dad decide to make a nice letter for her and they give it to the mailman to deliver. Mom is thrilled to get such a nice letter from Caillou. On another day, Caillou is really looking forward to a special day with Dad, but Dad gets a bad cold and has to stay home. Caillou is pretty disappointed at first, but then with some help from Mom, Dr. Caillou looks after patient Dad. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Travelscope: Christmas In Switzerland This special delivers a full itinerary of holiday fun. In his latest travel adventure, host Joseph Rosendo journeys to Lausanne, Montreux and Basel to bask in the glow of a Swiss-style Christmas at some of the country's holiday markets, where food stalls feature some of the best regional fare. He samples locally produced wine, venison sausage fresh from the hunt and even chestnuts roasted on an open fire. Rosendo enjoys a scenic train ride to Rocher-de-Naye (where he meets Father Christmas and his trusty companion, the Schmutzli, at Santa's Village), takes in the sights of Montreux atop a Ferris wheel, watches an artist create hand-blown glass ornaments and witnesses a 600-year-old clock-tower tradition in Lausanne. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Pati's Mexican Table [#212H] Tacos, Tacos, Tacos This episode explores three very different, very authentic and very simple twists on Mexican tacos, one of Mexico's most iconic foods. Bricklayer-Style Beef Tacos; Lime-Rubbed Chicken Tacos with Corn Guacamole; Adobo Fish Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#505H] Chez Spencer, Broken Record & Marnee Thai Walk through the gates of Chez Spencer Restaurant and Bar into France, and leave San Francisco behind at this perfect romantic getaway. The next stop is a funky bar in the middle of nowhere - head for the back room of Broken Record, a cash-only place where the pub grub can stand alone and stand proud. And, reliable, authentic family-style Thai food is found at Marnee Thai Restaurant. From dish to dish, visit to visit, year to year, the magnet is the food here. duration 26:49   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Mind of A Chef, The [#103H] Memory David Chang explores the streets of San Sebastian with friend and legendary chef Juan Marie Arzak. El Bulli's Ferran Adria talks about the current state of cuisine. In the kitchen, David prepares the salt cod omelet that he shares with Chef Arzak. In honor of Adria, he cooks a microwave sponge cake. duration 24:10   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 am
    Simply Ming [#1011H] Azores: Pedro Oliviera This week Simply Ming is on the road traveling to the exotic Azores to learn how to make one of the region's most famous dishes - Cozida - a one-pot meal that's literally cooked underground by the Earth's volcanic heat. Rising to the challenge, Ming also serves us his own take on this national dish. duration 27:54   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Essential Pepin [#124H] Sweet Endings Chocolate Mint Truffettes; Quick Almond And Plum Cake; Tuiles A L'orange; Summer Cornets Susie. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1121H] Grilled Pork Chops and Ribs Host Christopher Kimball visits Boston's famous East Coast Grill to learn about Memphis ribs from BBQ expert Chris Schlesinger. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make Memphis-Style Barbecued Spareribs on a home grill. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his favorite new grill gadgets. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the Best Charcoal Grill-Smoked Pork Chops at home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#512H] Great American Cookout Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals how to make the best Baltimore Pit Beef right at home. Then, host Christopher Kimball answers questions from viewers. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of ketchup. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make perfect BBQ Country-Style Ribs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#103H] Simply Elegant Joanne greets her student Sarina with a bruschetta salad and it is quickly apparent Sarina is the perfect student for dishes that are simple enough for a weeknight, yet elegant enough for Saturday night. They recreate the vinaigrette from the salad, discover how easy it is to cook clams, and finish with a warm blueberry maple compote melting over vanilla ice cream. Recipes: Bruschetta Salad with Prosciutto di San Daniele and Greens, Clams with Chorizo and Orange, and Vanilla Ice Cream with Blueberry Maple Syrup Compote. Student: Sarina Crivello, Apple Specialist. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#205H] Kansas City Alla Parmigiana Italian American immigrants headed to the Midwest and created their communities in cities like Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. In this episode, Lidia celebrates some of the Italian American dishes found on many a Kansas City menu including Penne Rigate alla Vodka, Chicken Parmigiana and Tiramisu. We'll even enjoy a moment where Lidia went back to Emilia Romagna to visit with her dear friend, Monica, to see how the chickens there are raised and appreciated. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#502H] Pomelo, Deedee's, Farina Enjoy a light take on healthy, family-style vegetarian cuisine from North Western India at Deedee's on Lafayette Street in Santa Clara. Next, Farina on 18th in San Francisco takes you to the Ligurian region of Italy where fresh, organic ingredients shine. Finally, Pomelo on Church in San Francisco offers global tastes with fragrant aromas and big bowls of nourishment. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#106H] Rice If you have rice in your pantry, you're well on your way to a great meal - something you have in common with home cooks around the globe. Martha offers a lesson on the world's most common grain, starting with a perfect pot of fluffy white rice that you can incorporate into a main course or serve as an accompaniment to a host of other dishes. From there, she'll show you her tried-and-true techniques for flavorful pilaf, risotto and Thai fried rice. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#209] Souffle Secrets With their perfectly airy and deliciously fluffy texture, souffles are a source of pride for many chefs. Chef Keller's user-friendly methods make them completely accessible to home cooks. Today he demonstrates three recipes, including a childhood favorite with strawberries, a classic ham and cheese, and an unforgettable chocolate dessert. Recipes: Grandma's Omelet Strawberry Souffle; Ham and Cheese Souffle; Chocolate Souffle. duration 28:25   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#906H] In-Studio Interviews: David Bader and Milena Acosta For the first time ever, this season includes three in-studio episodes filmed at Roadtrip Nation headquarters. Using a transformed 1972 Winnebago as a stage in front of a live audience, Alumni Roadtrippers Ray, Mariana, and Hannah interview David Bader, Director of Education at the Aquarium of the Pacific, and Milena Acosta, Education Outreach Supervisor at the Aquarium of the Pacific. The audience gains insight into each guest's path, including how David followed his childhood passion to his current position, and how Milena's choice of "love over career" has led to a fulfilling destination. The guests then present a few interesting artifacts from the museum. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1620#] Greatest Gifts A Louis Comfort Tiffany gift necklace from a husband or a Fender bass guitar as a birthday present -- these memorable gifts turned out to be valuable and notable items. This special episode is filled with appraisals featuring items that guests received as presents and will leave you writing your own holiday wish list. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Holiday Concert: San Francisco Boys Chorus Join the San Francisco Boys Chorus under conductor Ian Robertson in their popular holiday show featuring the irrepressible Nuestra Navidad by Argentinian composer, Ariel Ramirez and many irresistible seasonal favorites. Recorded in San Francisco's spectacular St Dominic's Church with large chorus and full orchestra, this is a not-to-be-missed annual event. duration 28:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Hometime [#2610] Front Entry Curb Appeal Dean and Miriam look at roofing, stone, garage doors and stamped concrete from the curb appeal perspective as a new home is built. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    This Old House [#3206H] Exterior Improvements Mason Mark McCullough shows Norm how he's repointing the old brick foundation. Then Norm and Tom repair the sagging front porch. Kevin visits Community Rowing on the Charles River to see how they make the Cambridge pastime of rowing available to everyone. Back at the project house, Tom and Kevin re-build the rotted historic porch railing to meet conservation district standards. Tom details the fire blocking and fire caulking as spray foam insulation begins in the balloon frame house. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1112H] Installing A Ceiling Fan/Installing A Water Softener Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron head to Denver to install a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling. Then, Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard visits New Jersey to install a water softener. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Rick Steves' European Christmas After producing a hundred of his travel shows, Rick Steves and his crew finally celebrated Christmas in Europe. Rick and his gang brought home a vivid and intimate look at how seven diverse cultures celebrate Christmas. From England to Norway, Burgundy to Bavaria, and Rome to the top of the Swiss Alps, this special gets you down on the carpet with wide-eyed children, up in the loft with the finest choirs, and into the kitchen with grandma and all her secrets. You'll experience traditional European Christmas like never before: from flaming puddings and minced pies in jolly old England to angelic girls' choirs sporting flickering crowns of candles in Olso. From grandpa reading the Bible high in Switzerland to the pope in a jam-packed St. Peter's basilica for midnight Mass. Above all, you'll be treated to traditional European holiday music -- unfamiliar to most American ears -- performed by families and choirs in their homes, chapels and cathedrals. duration 1:56:08   STEREO
  • 7:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#308H] Le Charm French Bistro, Vung Tau Restaurant, Nopa Our first guest chooses elegant French food in an eatery south of Market. Then, with a plethora of Vietnamese restaurants in the area, our next guest chooses one as his favorite. Finally, guest number 3 hits a popular spot with a sustainable menu that stays open late. duration 27:25   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#903H] My First Crush THE CRUSH - Ireland
    Ardal Travis is in love. There's just one small problem - him. He's only eight years old and the object of his affection is his beautiful teacher Miss Purdy. He also has a bigger problem - Pierce. He is Miss Purdy's fiancee. As the saying goes, all is fair in love and war. There's only one thing Ardal can do - challenge the interloper to a duel! Written and directed by Michael Creagh. The film was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award. Principal cast: Oran Creagh (the filmmaker's son), Olga Wehrly and Rory Keenan.
    BIG GIRL - Canada
    A battle of wills develops between nine-year-old Josephine and her mother's new boyfriend - a "lowly" bartender. No longer the sole object of her affection, she challenges this new interloper to a winner take all competition. He may be man enough for her mother, but is he man enough to take care of them both? A bittersweet tale of modern family politics written and directed by Renuka Jeyapalan. Principal cast: Samantha Weinstein, Kris Holden-Ried and Patricia Fagan.
    duration 29:28   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Natalie Cole and David McCullough Natalie Cole and David McCullough join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for the annual Christmas concert from Salt Lake City. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Christmas with Nathan Pacheco Recording artist Nathan Pacheco gives the gift of music in this special. The world-renowned singer captures the spirit of the season by delivering inspirational, moving performances of holiday favorites including "Hark The Herald Angels Sing," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "White Christmas," and "Silver Bells." And you won't want to miss Nathan's unforgettable rendition of the ultimate Christmas song, "O Holy Night". Plus, Nathan presents some of his favorite new and classic songs. duration 56:08   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:59 pm
    Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows This program features classic clips from Andy Williams' Christmas specials. Filling homes with seasonal cheer, the specials became a cherished holiday family tradition. The digitally re-mastered production numbers are complete with magnificent sets and costumes and a cast of singers, dancers and skaters. Quintessential moments include Williams' solos on "Silent Night" and "Ave Maria," as well as performances with his brothers on "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and with the Osmonds on "Silver Bells." Interviews with Williams, his son Bobby and Donny Osmond are interwoven with the show clips. duration 1:28:52   TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3712(] Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby Legendary rocker Rod Stewart's first solo holiday special, with songs produced by "Hitman" David Foster, features 13 classic songs, ranging from "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" to "Auld Lang Syne," and including duets with Michael Buble ("Winter Wonderland"), Cee-Lo Green ("Merry Christmas, Baby"), Mary J. Blige ("We Three Kings") and even Ella Fitzgerald ("What Are You Doing on New Year's Eve?") duration 58:12   SRND51 TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#802H] Los Angeles, Part 2 In Los Angeles, Calif., the Roadtrippers make their way to Amoeba Music, one of the largest indie record stores in the US, to meet co-owner Karen Pearson. Next, the team speaks with Joe Rogan, a stand-up comedian, who tells them to do what you do because you love it, not for money. Just as the Roadtrippers are leaving their interview, they snag an impromptu and unexpectedly musical interview with actor Craig Robinson. Playing the piano and in a sing-songy voice, the actor of the The Office empowers Nika to not be afraid to pursue her dream as a performing artist. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    On Story [#211] The Humor and Heart of Animation The writers behind the beloved animated classics Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2, King of the Hill, and The Iron Giant, Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger and Tim McCanlies discuss the comedy, action, and emotion that go into creating the worlds and characters of the beloved and popular films that appeal to audiences of all ages. And then enter the magical world of the short film Dreamgiver by director/producer Tyler Carter. What fanciful adventures happen after we go to sleep? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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