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KQED 9: Friday, November 8, 2013

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Friday, November 8, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#19229] (original broadcast date: 11/07/13)
    An hour with actor James Franco on his career and new book "Actors Anonymous."
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32242] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, stocks sell off as strong economic growth raises worries about the Federal Reserve's stimulus policy. NBR will look at what that means for the markets and your money. And, Twitter takes off in its first day of trading - but NBR will show you why some high profile IPOs should carry the label "buyer beware." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    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 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    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 1:00:37   TVG
  • 5:00 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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#107H] The Tree Problem/Another Tree Problem The Tree Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. When Cat is stuck in a tree, Peg needs to figure out how to get him down using three giant gifts. Primary Content: Spatial sense, solving a puzzle; Secondary Content: Direction, position.
    Another Tree Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. When Cat is stuck in a tree again Peg has to find a different way to get him down. Primary Content: Ordering objects by height; Secondary Content: Ordinal numbers.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#133H] A Sweet Deal/King of Swing * A Sweet Deal - Sally and Nick are having a hard time getting customers to come to their "cafe". What can they do? The Cat takes them to meet Eddy the honeyguide bird. Eddy shows them how he guides humans to bees' nests by making noise and putting on a show. Back at home, Sally and Nick follow Eddy's example and proudly serve their first customer!
    * King of Swing - Swinging from a rope isn't so easy for Sally and Nick.Good thing the Cat knows the king of swing, Charlie the chimpanzee! In the Leafylafoo Rainforest, Charlie teaches them how to use their hands and feet to swing as they help him search for bananas, his favourite food! Back at home, Sally and Nick mimic Charlie and swing across the backyard to where Cat has a surprise snack waiting for them - bananas!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#130H] Safety Patrol/Safety at the Beach Safety Patrol: Today at school, the children are learning about traffic signs. Prince Tuesday comes for a special visit, wearing his crossing guard uniform. He takes the class on a walk through the Neighborhood and they practice their safety rules all along the way. Safety at the Beach: Daniel and Katerina are playing on Jungle Beach with Mom Tiger. The children get a bit carried away by their treasure hunting play and they drift too far away from Mom. They learn that to stay safe near the water, they need to stop and listen! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#304] Caillou to the Rescue * Caillou Helps Out - Rosie is teething and just can't seem to fall asleep, so big brother Caillou decides to help. He sings her a song and finds her favorite bunny, but it isn't until he tells her a very imaginative bedtime story that she finally drifts off into the land of dreams.
    * Caillou the Firefighter - The Fire chief visits Caillou's playschool to teach the children about fire drills. When Caillou is lifted up for a turn sitting in the big fire truck he imagines he is a firefighter himself hurrying though town to save the day. At the end of his turn Caillou announces he will be a firefighter when he grows up! The Fire Chief says he'd be glad to have Caillou on the team.
    * Caillou to the Rescue - After a mischievous Rosie hides Caillou's cars between the cushions on the sofa, Leo and Caillou have a grand adventure pretending that they are tow truck drivers and crane operators rescuing the cars from their hiding places.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#311] Gnocchi The Critic/George Cleans Up * Gnocchi The Critic -Chef Pisghetti is crushed. Gnocchi usually approves every dish the Chef makes, but for some reason Gnocchi hasn't eaten anything for days. Thinking his food is no good, the Chef decides to stop cooking and close the restaurant! Not wanting to lose his favorite ravioli, George follows Gnocchi to find out why she stopped liking the Chef's food. George carefully observes her cat behavior, but all she does is take naps, roll in the dirt and sneeze an awful lot. Wait...! The Man with the Yellow Hat begins sneezing due to his flower allergies. It's the same sneeze Gnocchi made throughout the day! Can George diagnose Gnocchi in time to save Chef P's restaurant?
    * George Cleans Up - George made a mess of the living room. An upright vacuum is hard for a little monkey to control, so the Man with the Yellow Hat gets George a monkey-sized vacuum. George is amazed with his new "toy" and sucks up everything in sight.. .including some rare stamps the Man is supposed to deliver to Mr. Stamp! Inspired by a superhero on TV, George dons a cape and embarks on a citywide "cleaning" spree, using his little vacuum to suck up everything from bird food to dog biscuits to a winning lottery ticket. Will George figure out how to empty the bag when it gets full? Will the town view George as a Superhero Vacuum Monkey or a Super Villain?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#204H] No Night Today/Fun in the Sun * No Night Today - Nick and Sally want to keep playing, but it's getting dark. Why does nighttime have to come? The Cat knows someone who can answer that question - Astronaut Audrey! With a trip to her International Space Station and a large model of the solar system, the kids learn that it's the earth's spinning near the sun that makes it night or day
    * Fun in the Sun - Phew it's hot! Too hot to play outside. Not according to The Cat! His friend Hilda the Hippo knows all about having fun in the sun. A visit to Muddymoo River teaches them that hippos make their very own sunscreen to protect them from the hot sun.Now that they all have their sunscreen on, it's time for some fun in the sun!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#108H] The Dinosaur Problem/The Beethoven Problem The Dinosaur Problem - Prehistoric Valley. When Peg and Cat get lost riding dinosaurs through a prehistoric forest, they use a diagram to find their way to safety before the Baby T-Rex catches up to them. Primary Content: Following diagrams; Secondary Content: Patterns.
    The Beethoven Problem - Vienna, circa 1800. When Peg and Cat are helping their pal Ludwig Van Beethoven write a symphony, Cat laughs in a certain pattern that gives Beethoven a great idea. Primary Content: Patterns; Secondary Content: Ordinal Numbers.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#109H] Armored Like An Ankylosaurus/Campout! * Armored Like an Ankylosaurus - The kids travel on the Dinosaur Train with Mr. Pteranodon to see his hero, Hank Ankylosaurus, play a game of Dinoball. Afterwards, they even get to play with Hank and learn what it's like to be a dinosaur that's covered with armored plates and a mighty club for a tail.
    * Campout! - Our Pteranodon family goes to the Big Pond for their first overnight camp out and meets a small frog with a big voice.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#202] Fan Mail/Hooray for Cleo * Fan Mail: Clifford's Big Idea: Believe in Yourself. Emily Elizabeth writes a fan letter to her favorite pop star and discovers - with the help of Mr. Bleakman - that sometimes wishes do come true. (Literacy episode.)
    * Hooray For Cleo - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Honest Cleo withholds information and makes everyone think she's a beachball playing star.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#111] No Small Parts/Fine Feathered Friend * No Small Parts - Nina has made her friends the stars in her new play about springtime, but she insists that everything be done her way. When her cast and crew quit, she is finally able to do everything herself. Will her one-person production be a success?
    * Fine Feathered Friend - Norville is molting, and he is so embarrassed by the way he looks that he refuses to let his friends see him. How will Norville's friends help him to see that they like him for who he is, not what he looks like?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4227H] Fetch The Letter I Telly and Elmo are sitting at a table building letters with their new "Letter of the Day" kit. They use one long piece and two little pieces to make the letter "I". Elmo and Telly imagine things that begin with the letter "I" such as igloo, insect, and iguana. Suddenly, Iggy the dog, who is supposed to be fetching a stick with Rosita, comes and takes the letter "I!" Telly and Elmo chase Iggy, but can't catch him. How will they get him to drop their letter "I?" They think hard and decide to go incognito, or in disguise, as leafy bushes. The bushes make Elmo's nose itch. When he sneezes, he blows their cover and scares Iggy. They think again and come up with another idea: they will tickle Iggy's nose. This works, but the letter "I" goes flying, bounces off of Telly's head, and lands back in Iggy's mouth. They think again and decide to give Iggy doggy ice cream. Just when Iggy goes to eat it, Telly tries to grab the letter but Iggy snatches the letter and runs off. As they continue chasing Iggy, they run into Rosita. Iggy returns the letter to Rosita, since he thought they were playing fetch the whole time! Telly and Elmo realize Iggy inspired them to think of lots of "I" words and they sing all about the incredible Iggy! THEME: Literacy I / 20 duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#19229] (original broadcast date: 11/07/13)
    An hour with actor James Franco on his career and new book "Actors Anonymous."
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#407H] The Old Clam House, Gialina, Mustards Grill A turn of the century building has housed The Old Clam House for over 100 years and its still serving some of the same fare. In contrast, Gialina has only been around for three years and delivers a contemporary menu. American food traditions continue at Mustards Grill, which celebrated its 25th birthday in 2008. duration 26:03   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#604H] Great American Meat and Potatoes Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Atlanta Brisket. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of steak sauce. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make Roasted Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#114] Roast Chickens Perfectly roasted chicken says Julia, is a telltale of a really good cook. Here are three ways to perfectly roast chicken. Whether whole rack-roasted or trussed and stuffed under the skin with a savory and shallot saute, or butterflied and roasted with a delicate spice rub, each has a crispy golden brown skin and juicy meat that say "Hmmmm! Great chicken!" duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17312H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10795] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17312H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Curious George [#311] Gnocchi The Critic/George Cleans Up * Gnocchi The Critic -Chef Pisghetti is crushed. Gnocchi usually approves every dish the Chef makes, but for some reason Gnocchi hasn't eaten anything for days. Thinking his food is no good, the Chef decides to stop cooking and close the restaurant! Not wanting to lose his favorite ravioli, George follows Gnocchi to find out why she stopped liking the Chef's food. George carefully observes her cat behavior, but all she does is take naps, roll in the dirt and sneeze an awful lot. Wait...! The Man with the Yellow Hat begins sneezing due to his flower allergies. It's the same sneeze Gnocchi made throughout the day! Can George diagnose Gnocchi in time to save Chef P's restaurant?
    * George Cleans Up - George made a mess of the living room. An upright vacuum is hard for a little monkey to control, so the Man with the Yellow Hat gets George a monkey-sized vacuum. George is amazed with his new "toy" and sucks up everything in sight.. .including some rare stamps the Man is supposed to deliver to Mr. Stamp! Inspired by a superhero on TV, George dons a cape and embarks on a citywide "cleaning" spree, using his little vacuum to suck up everything from bird food to dog biscuits to a winning lottery ticket. Will George figure out how to empty the bag when it gets full? Will the town view George as a Superhero Vacuum Monkey or a Super Villain?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#130H] Help with Kelp/Treetop Tom * Help With Kelp - It's Fish's birthday and Nick and Sally want to get him a special present, but who can they ask for ideas? Cat's friend Gary the Garibaldi fish might have an idea! Off to the Briny Blue Sea where they meet a variety of creatures in a kelp forest who use the kelp for both food and protection. Back at home they make a picture of the kelp forest for Fish. It's the best present he could ever hope for!
    * Treetop Tom - Nick and Sally are playing when their ball gets caught up high in the branches of a tree. Oh how they wish they were tall! Being tall is something Cat's friend Treetop Tom knows all about. They meet the giraffe in the So Sunny Savannah, and with the help of Cat's "tallerizers", Nick and Sally are as tall as Tom! They soon learn that being small has its disadvantages.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#201H] Bad Hair Day Chris and Martin try to help a lion named "He who breathes fire" get past obstacles and back to his pride, who are under siege from two intruder lions duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10795] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32243] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, an unexpectedly strong jobs report. NBR will look at where the growth is coming from and whether this is a sign the economy is gaining steam. Plus, stock pick from NBR's weekly Market Monitor. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 pm
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5319H] * The off-year election results from around the country have Republicans and Democrats looking for hints of any trends that may carry through to 2014 and 2016. In the Virginia gubernatorial race, former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe narrowly defeated tea-party favorite Ken Cuccinelli who tried to make the election a referendum on the Affordable Care Act. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) easily won re-election setting up an expected 2016 presidential bid. And the voters of New York City elected the first Democratic mayor in two decades. John Dickerson of Slate Magazine and CBS News will examine the "takeaways" of Tuesday's outcome for Democrats, Republicans and tea party supporters leading into the 2014 congressional midterms and the 2016 presidential race.
    * President Obama continues to try and reassure wary Americans - including some Democratic lawmakers - that the long-term benefits of the Affordable Care Act outweigh the initial problems with the health insurance rollout. Christi Parsons of Tribune News will report on the White House strategy to get the healthcare website repaired while also educating the public about the president's signature legislation amidst a continuing barrage of criticism.
    * Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post will report on the political battle on Capitol Hill to pass historic legislation outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender people in America despite approval by the Senate this week.
    * David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal will have analysis of the October jobs numbers and explain what impact the two-week government shutdown may have had on the US economic recovery.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:00 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#104H] Sunnyvale Adopts New Gun Law and Tech Companies Reshape San Francisco
    Sunnyvale Mayor Tony Spitaleri on New Gun Law
    The small South Bay city of Sunnyvale drew national attention this week when voters approved Measure C. The new law, which goes into effect on January 1, requires gun owners to report missing firearms within 48 hours and to keep guns locked up when not in use. It also prohibits ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The National Rifle Association has threatened to sue. Scott Shafer sat down with Sunnyvale Mayor Tony Spitaleri to find out what inspired him to push for the law and how the city is responding to the NRA.

    Tech Companies Reshaping San Francisco
    Twitter's IPO may have Wall Street a-twitter, but the San Francisco-based tech company's foray into public trading also drew protesters concerned about gentrification in the city. With Yelp breaking ground on new headquarters downtown and Google building a barge on the San Francisco Bay, is the tech industry's success reshaping the Bay Area?

    Further Reporting: Twitter Debuts on NYSE, Then Goes Nuts

    Lake Tahoe Development Battle
    The Sierra Club and other environmental groups have filed arguments in a lawsuit against a controversial new plan that governs development around Lake Tahoe. The lake's iconic blue waters have lost 20 feet of clarity since 1968 due to uncontrolled urbanization in the '50s and '60s. Strict regulations and a $1.6 billion investment in the lake have helped make some gains in clarity, but environmentalists fear that the new rules could reverse the trend.

    Further Reporting:
    duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 8:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#503H] Lahore Karahi, Patio Filipino, Sam's Grill We start off with a local favorite that's low on atmosphere but high on flavor and full of fragrant Indian spices. It's called Lahore Karahi and it's on O'Farrell in San Francisco. Filipino-Spanish flavors reflecting the rich history of the Philippines are perfect for sharing so bring a crowd over to Patio Filipino on El Camino Real in San Bruno. Some things never change and Sam's Grill and Seafood Restaurant on Bush is the perfect example. It's been around at the same location since 1946! Oh, and the booths there make for a very private dining experience. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:01 pm
    Great Performances [#3811] Stephen Sondheim's Company with the New York Philharmonic Legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking musical "Company," premiered in 1970 with a book by George Furth. Centering on Bobby, a confirmed bachelor celebrating his 35th birthday with his 10 closest friends (who also happen to be five couples), the musical culminates in Bobby's transformation from unattached swinger to tentative monogamist. This New York Philharmonic gala concert production stars Neil Patrick Harris as Bobby. Directed by Sondheim veteran Lonny Price, Harris' co-stars include Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert, Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls), Jon Cryer and Martha Plimpton performing the show's many Sondheim standards, including "Another Hundred People," "Barcelona," "Side by Side," "The Ladies Who Lunch" and "Being Alive." Also starring are Craig Bierko, Katie Finneran, Aaron Lazar, Jill Paice, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jim Walton and Chryssie Whitehead. duration 2:26:36   SRND51 TVPG
  • 11:30 pm
    Charlie Rose - The Week [#117] John Dickerson on Tuesday's elections * Mark Halperin & John Heilemann discuss their book Double Down * Director Guillermo del Toro on his book: Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions * A look at the play: "Julius Caesar" with director Phyllida Lloyd and actors Frances Barber & Harriet Walter duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#19230] (original broadcast date: 11/08/13)
    An hour with actor Bruce Dern on his career in movies and latest film, "Nebraska".
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
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