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KQED 9: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#19222] (original broadcast date: 10/28/13)
    * Former Vice President Dick Cheney and Dr. Jonathan Reiner discuss "Heart: An American Medical Odyssey."
    * Brad Stone, Senior Writer for Bloomberg Businessweek and the author of "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon."
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32235] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, stocks are hot, but the economy is not. What's driving the market, holding back the economy and what does it mean for your investments? And, a White House official on Capitol Hill was grilled today over why some Americans may not be able to keep their insurance plans. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Spark! [#111] The Art of Improvisation Nothing beats the thrill of being on stage without a script or a score. In this episode, we get a taste of excitement and dread of winging it in front of an audience.
    * 3 For All- Widely regarded as 3 of the Bay Area's most talented and entertaining improvisational artists, Rafe Chase, Tim Orr and Stephen Kearin perform together just a few times a year as 3 For All. Spark is there as these three brave performers walk a theatrical high wire together, hitting the stage without a script and turning audience suggestions into narrative stories that amaze and amuse.
    * Rova Saxophone Quartet- An insider's look this vanguard performance group, who have improvised their way along the cutting edge of the music and sound art scene for 25 years. We join them for their anniversary celebration, with a new take on John Coltrane's 1965 classic, Ascension.
    * Ruth Zaporah- Ruth Zaporah is recognized world-wide as a master of improvisational theater, using a method she developed called Action Theater. We drop in on a master class with Ruth and her students, and get a sense of just how hard the art of improvisation can be.
    duration 25:58   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross [#102B] The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) The Age of Slavery illustrates how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution. For free black people in places like Philadelphia, these years were a time of tremendous opportunity. But for most African Americans, this era represented a new nadir. King Cotton fueled the rapid expansion of slavery into new territories, and a Second Middle Passage forcibly relocated African Americans from the Upper South into the Deep South. Yet as slavery intensified, so did resistance. From individual acts to mass rebellions, African Americans demonstrated their determination to undermine and ultimately eradicate slavery in every state in the nation. Courageous individuals, such as Harriet Tubman, Richard Allen and Frederick Douglass, played a crucial role in forcing the issue of slavery to the forefront of national politics, helping to create the momentum that would eventually bring the country to war. duration 1:12:02   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    War of the Worlds: American Experience With the CBS radio broadcast of Orson Wells' "War of the Worlds" serving as its narrative spine, the film examines the elements that together created one of the biggest mass hysteria events in US history. Public outcry, forever immortalized in thousands of letters written to CBS, the FCC and Mr. Wells himself, are dramatized in on-camera interviews, bringing to life the people who listened that night to the broadcast and thought it was either awfully good fun or the end of the world. duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline [#3108H] The Retirement Gamble Ten trillion dollars in Americans' retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds, and insurance companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble.
    Frontline raises troubling questions about how America's financial institutions protect our savings. The Retirement Gamble reveals how fees, self-dealing, and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The film questions who has the consumer's best interests in mind, and whether there is a better way to manage our retirements.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Joy of Stats This engaging documentary is television science at its best - lively, entertaining and accessible. It takes viewers on a roller coaster ride through the wonderful world of statistics to explore the remarkable power stats have to change our understanding of the world in which we live. Hosted by superstar Swedish scientist Hans Rosling - whose eye-opening, mind-expanding, and very funny online lectures have made him an international Internet legend - the program is an entertaining exploration of the history of statistics. It examines how statistics work mathematically, and how statistics can help show the world as it truly is, not just as we imagine it to be. duration 59:14   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#101H] The Chicken Problem/The Space Creature Problem The Chicken Problem - The Farm. Peg and Cat have to get 100 chickens back in the coop before the farmer sees. Primary Content: Size correspondence; Secondary Content: The number 100.
    The Space Creature Problem - The Purple Planet. Peg, Cat and Richard must get the 100 chickens away from Big Mouth and back to their spaceship. Primary Content: Counting by tens; Secondary Content: The number 100.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#201H] Jumping on the Moon/Sneezy Riders * Jumping on the Moon - Nick and Sally are trying to jump high enough to touch the moon, but "what goes up must come down" says the Cat. That's gravity! And to show them just what gravity is, that means a trip to the moon! That's where they meet Astronaut Audrey who takes them for a space walk to learn all about gravity.
    * Sneezy Riders - Sally and Nick are playing hide and seek, but Nick keeps sneezing! How can they stop it from happening? Good thing Cat's friend Cluey Looey will be able to help them! At Muddyfeet Waterhole they discover that Louie is having the same problem! Nothing a trip inside Louie's nose can't solve! Inside a super shrunken Thingamajigger, Nick, Sally and Cat discover what causes sneezing and what they can do to avoid it from happening!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#112H] Fruit Picking Day/Daniel Is Big Enough to Help Dad Fruit Picking Day - Daniel and his friends are enjoying a Fruit Festival in the Enchanted Garden. Prince Wednesday grows upset because his big brother Prince Tuesday can pick the highest fruit off the tree branches, but he can't. He wishes he wasn't so little! Then, when the festival-goers spot a very special magical golden pear on the ground, Prince Wednesday is the only one little enough to reach it. Daniel is Big Enough to Help Dad - Dad Tiger is building a playhouse, and Daniel wants to help out. Daniel is frustrated that he is not big enough to use the grown up tools. Dad Tiger shows Daniel that there are things he can do to help that he's just the right size for. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#426] Fall Is in the Air Autumn brings fresh cool air and fun surprises. Caillou and Rosie have a ball playing in the piles of fallen leaves in the backyard. Come October, Caillou and Dad make a jack-o-lantern, Grandma bakes her grandkids a pumpkin pie, and Caillou goes trick-or-treating as an astronaut. In November, Thanksgiving seems like a big hassle until Mom and Dad explain its significance, which gets Caillou into the spirit. Caillou can't wait until he is old enough to go to school. Since Sarah has no brother or sister, she invites Caillou to a little brother or sister day at school. The school is big and Caillou is a little afraid. But with Sarah's help Caillou has a lot of fun, he even draws on the blackboard. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#121] Surprise Quints/Muddy Monkey * Surprise Quints: It's Mr. Quint's birthday and everyone is helping with preparations for a surprise party. But Mr. Quint comes home early from his fishing trip so George is assigned the job of keeping him busy until it's time for the party. The job gets even more complicated when four of Mr. Quint's siblings arrive and they are all having the same birthday - could they be quintuplets? And can you keep five Quints happy with only twelve fish crackers to eat?
    *Muddy Monkey: The Man with the Yellow Hat just can't figure out why George refuses to take a bath. What he doesn't realize is that George has lost his favorite bath toy, Sproingy the Frog. And until George finds Sproingy, all the shower games, car washes, and dog washes aren't going to do a bit of good. Unless of course, the dog being washed happens to be playing with a very special bubble making frog.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#202H] The Surprising Bean/Hear Here * The Surprising Bean - Nick keeps trying to surprise Sally, but he just can't do it! The Cat takes them to find a real surprise in the Skippylarito Fields! Once there, Cat shows them a special bean - that suddenly moves! With a shrunken Thingamajigger, they go inside the bean and meet the moth larvae that lives there. They learn that it's really the moth that causes the bean to move. What a neat surprise indeed
    * Hear Here - The kids hear chirping but can't find where it's coming from. If only they had better ears. Ears like an elephant? Or maybe an owl or even a fox? Not a problem when the Cat's around! He takes them to meet these animals with amazing ears. Back home the kids used what they learned from their new friends to find the sound - a teeny tiny cricket! What other great sounds are around?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#105H] The Circus Problem/The Buried Treasure Problem The Circus Problem - The Circus. When Peg and Cat find themselves in the center ring, they climb, swing, swoop and juggle their way over amazing heights and lengths. Primary Content: Measuring height, measuring length; Secondary Content: Counting by twos.
    The Buried Treasure Problem - Pirate Island. Peg and Cat measure their way to buried treasure using Cat as a measuring stick! Primary Content: Non-standard units of measurement; Secondary Content: Mapping.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#207H] The Earthquake/Nursery Car * Mom takes the kids on a playdate with Tank Triceratops to the desert, where they meet a distant relative of Tank's, an early Ceratopsian named Penelope Protoceratops. The Conductor points out that Penelope lives in a part of the world that gets a lot of earthquakes, and sure enough, the kids experience their first quake with Penelope. Mom and the Conductor have prepared the kids with excellent advice about what to do in an earthquake, so everyone does fine.
    * When the family rides the Dinosaur Train, they learn that a new car has been added - a Nursery Car, with dozens of eggs in little, padded nests, attended by their expectant moms and dads. The kids watch the eggs hatch, and try to guess which hatchling goes with which dinosaur parent.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#206] Clifford The Scary Puppy/Things That Go Bump * Clifford the Scary Puppy: Evan goes a little too far when he's playing spooky tricks on the kids, until Clifford accidentally gives him a good scare in.
    * Things That Go Bump: There's a costume camp-out party in the courtyard on Halloween night. Everyone drifts off to sleep but Clifford, who's too spooked by unfamiliar sounds to close his eyes. Norville comes to his rescue, and together they discover that the "things that go bump" are only frightening in their imaginations.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#104] Paw Print Picasso/Hup Hup * Clifford's Carnival - Everyone, including Clifford, knows to work as a team to put on this year's Fall Carnival. Jetta sees herself as a boss rather than a team player but soon learns the importance of being a team player.
    * Clifford's Doggy Reunion - Clifford and Emily are excited - Cousin Laura and her dog Rex are coming to visit! They haven't seen each other since Clifford was a little puppy! When they arrive, Emily and Clifford find Laura and Rex are different than they remember them. They learn that people change and adjustments have to be made.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4241] Sock Chaos at the Laundromat Chris is doing his laundry at the Sesame Street Laundromat. When he is folding his clothes, he discovers that a sock is missing. All socks come in pairs so he needs to find the matching sock. Abby appears and has a new "two trick" that turns one thing into two things. Abby waves her wand and makes a pink polka dot sock appear but it doesn't match Chris' striped sock. Abby tries another trick called the "more trick" that her mommy uses when she needs "more" of something. Four different socks appear - an argyle sock with diamond shapes, a white gym sock that does jumping jacks, a baseball playing red sock and a baby sock. They don't match Chris' striped sock either, but they do sing and dance "the five-sock conga". Just then, another customer at the laundromat finds a sock which got into her laundry by mistake. It's Chris' matching sock! Chris rushes out of the Sesame Street Laundromat with the five socks congaing after him looking for a new home and a warm drawer to curl up in. THEME: Mathematics K / 5 duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#19222] (original broadcast date: 10/28/13)
    * Former Vice President Dick Cheney and Dr. Jonathan Reiner discuss "Heart: An American Medical Odyssey."
    * Brad Stone, Senior Writer for Bloomberg Businessweek and the author of "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon."
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#223H] Baladie Gourmet Cafe, Sumi, Marche Aux Fleurs Be prepared to perform a belly dance when you ring the bell at our first Middle Eastern eatery. Then Cal-fusion cuisine keeps the taste buds tapping. Finally, a sense of pastoral tranquility envelopes diners as they savor local flavors at our final stop. duration 28:04   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1309H] Big, Bold Chicken Braises Test cook Bridget Lancaster updates the recipe for a Silver Palette classic, Chicken Marbella. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of whole roasted chickens. Next, Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby learns about authentic Filipino cooking at the Purple Yam in Brooklyn. And finally, Chris heads into the test kitchen with test cook Bryan Roof to make perfect Filipino Chicken Adobo. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#109H] Roasting This episode is devoted to roasting, a straightforward and adaptable technique that also works well for meat, fish and chicken. Martha's roast chicken showcases the benefits of this method, with a crisp exterior and moist interior. Because roasting so beautifully concentrates the flavors of the ingredients, it's also well suited to vegetables, and Martha includes a recipe for a delicious roasted root vegetable salad. Finally, she prepares a show-stopping dish fit for any holiday table: a green peppercorn-crusted roast tenderloin of beef. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17303H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10788] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17303H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Curious George [#121] Surprise Quints/Muddy Monkey * Surprise Quints: It's Mr. Quint's birthday and everyone is helping with preparations for a surprise party. But Mr. Quint comes home early from his fishing trip so George is assigned the job of keeping him busy until it's time for the party. The job gets even more complicated when four of Mr. Quint's siblings arrive and they are all having the same birthday - could they be quintuplets? And can you keep five Quints happy with only twelve fish crackers to eat?
    *Muddy Monkey: The Man with the Yellow Hat just can't figure out why George refuses to take a bath. What he doesn't realize is that George has lost his favorite bath toy, Sproingy the Frog. And until George finds Sproingy, all the shower games, car washes, and dog washes aren't going to do a bit of good. Unless of course, the dog being washed happens to be playing with a very special bubble making frog.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#127H] Be Cool/Elephant Walk * Be Cool - Phew, it's hot outside! How are Sally and Nick going to stay cool? Cat suggests that they should visit some friends in the Dizzle-dazzle Desert to learn how to keep cool. They learn that some animals are light coloured, some stay out of the sun, and some, like Tommy the coolest toad around, just mooove sloooow. Nick and Sally take their advice, but Cat has an even better idea - run through a sprinkler!
    * Elephant Walk - When building a toy construction set, Nick and Sally wonder if there's such thing as a one-thing-does-it-all tool. Well, the Cat knows just who to visit to find out - Themba the African elephant! Themba, and her daughter Efia, show the Cat and the kids all the different things their trunks can do. Nick and Sally realize that elephant trucks are just like hands, so they already have a one-thing-does-it-all tool!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#208H] Secrets of the Spider's Web When the creature adventuring Kratt Brothers take a nasty tumble, the Wild Kratts sets off on a mission to find and recreate one of the greatest of all biotech engineering secrets. Spider silk. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10788] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32236] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, as the healthcare landscape shifts, are big changes in store for those who get their insurance from their employers? What's helping drive General Motors into its strongest financial position in years? duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 pm
    QUEST [#705H] Restoring America's Waters Find out how the health of America's waterways is being restored. Follow scientists and fishermen as they team up to rebuild North Carolina's deteriorating oyster reefs. Battle algae blooms with Lake Erie researchers and discover how the largest dam removal project in U.S. history is providing hope for Washington state's salmon. Plus, discover an Ohio artist who turns coal mine run-off into works of art. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nature [#2804H] Wolverine: Chasing The Phantom Its name stirs images of the savage, the untameable. Legend paints it as a solitary, bloodthirsty killer that roams the icy heart of the frozen north, taking down prey as large as moose, crushing bones to powder with its powerful jaws. But there is another image of the wolverine that is just beginning to emerge, one that is far more complex than its reputation suggests. This film takes viewers into the secretive world of the largest and least known member of the weasel family to reveal who this dynamic little devil truly is. Hard-wired to endure en environment of scarcity, the wolverine is one of the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#4020H] Making Stuff Colder In this mini-series, New York Times' technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue takes a wild ride through the cutting-edge science that is powering a next wave of technological innovation. With his humor and zest for discovery, Pogue meets the scientists and engineers who are plunging to the bottom of the temperature scale, finding design inspiration in nature, and breaking every speed limit to make tomorrow's "stuff" colder, faster, wilder and safer. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Raw to Ready [#103H] Mack Truck The highway truck - a modern workhorse, a heavy hauler vital to commerce - carries an 80,000-pound payload and must operate in every condition from sub-zero cold to triple-digit heat. To survive, it must be strong, durable and fuel-efficient, like the Mack Pinnacle, an engineering achievement made possible by platinum, petroleum, copper, manganese and polyurethane. duration 54:01   SRND51 TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1303H] Lives Worth Living Fred Fay's life proves that one man can change the world, even though he has to lie flat on his back just to stay alive. This documentary looks at Fay's struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and the small group of dedicated activists who formed the Disability Rights Movement to drive the nation towards equal rights. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#19223] (original broadcast date: 10/30/13)
    * A discussion about the global economy with Economist magazine editors: John Micklethwait, Zanny Minton Beddoes and Philip Coggan.
    * comedian Aziz Ansari on his upcoming comedy special, "Buried Alive."
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
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