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KQED 9: Friday, December 6, 2013

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Friday, December 6, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#19249] (original broadcast date: 12/05/13)
    * Morgan Freeman on Nelson Mandela
    * Kurt Campbell, Chairman and CEO of The Asia Group on Nelson Mandela
    * Haim Saban, Chairman and CEO of the Saban Capital Group
    * U2's Bono on Nelson Mandela
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32262] Tonight on Nightly Business Report.. The economy grows at its fastest rate in more than a year, putting talk of a possible Fed taper back on the table. But just how strong is the economy? Also, fast food workers nationwide walk off the job, marking the biggest push yet for higher wages. What would doubling the base wage mean for both workers and businesses? duration 24:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#308H] Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. We climb Roman ruins in Nimes, explore a papal palace in Avignon, and savor vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. Crossing acres of wispy vineyards, we explore the Cotes du Rhone and more wonders of the South of France. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:02 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#303] Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life After exploring the half-timbered charm of Rouen, we reflect on Monet's lily ponds, peek in on local artisans, and set up an easel at Honfleur's harbor. We venture into composer Eric Satie's eccentric world and feast on the finest of Normandy cuisine. After pondering sacrifice and celebrating freedom on the D-Day beaches, we hike with pilgrims to the enchanted island abbey of Mont St. Michel. duration 27:50   STEREO TVG
  • 2:37 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#501H] Burgundy: Profound France Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where nature is as sophisticated as the people. Traditions are strong here. We'll slow down to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic, and floatable delights. We'll travel on a canal barge, visit a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, build a barrel, appreciate fine Burgundy wine, slurp escargot, and eat very, very well. If you're looking for the quintessential French culture, you'll find it in Burgundy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:12 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#706H] Paris: Regal and Intimate In Paris, amidst all of its grandeur, the little joys of life are still embraced. In this first of 2 episodes on Paris, we cruise the Seine River, visit Napoleon's tomb, and take in the Louvre. Then we feel the pulse of Paris - shopping in village-like neighborhoods, attending church in a grand pipe organ loft, and celebrating the mother of all revolutions with a big, patriotic Bastille Day bang. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:49 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#707H] Paris: Embracing Life and Art In this second of 2 episodes on Europe's "City of Light," we ride a unicorn into the Middle Ages at the Cluny Museum, take a midnight Paris joyride in a classic car, get an extremely close-up look at heavenly stained glass in Sainte-Chapelle, go on a tombstone pilgrimage at Pere Lachaise Cemetery, and savor the Parisian cafe scene. Few cites are so confident in their expertise in good living - and as travelers, we get to share in that uniquely Parisian joie de vivre. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Classical Rewind (My Music) From the romantic mood of Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' to the dramatic emotions of Orff's 'O Fortuna', this program visits the greatest compositions and composers of all time. The program weaves the stories of their works with visual interpretations of the music set to iconic images of nature, fantasy, historical locations, architecture and art. Interviews with contemporary performers in both the classical and popular arenas offer shared musical memories and personal favorites.
    The program is designed to reach both long-time music lovers as well as those beginning the journey of exploring the masterworks. For many, this is the music they grew up enjoying and appreciating. For others, the melodies are recognizable from movies, television, commercials and even Fourth of July celebrations. This special explores the origins of the music, stories and anecdotes about the composers and their works, and how so many of the classics have become part of our common culture.
    duration 1:29:07   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! [#216H] Wrapper's Delight/Dive Swim Scoop * Wrappers Delight - Sally and Nick are trying to wrap a present for their moms. But they're having problems. Why meeting Cat's good friend Gina the Giraffe Weevil, will help! Gina shows them how she uses leaves to wrap her eggs to protect them while she waits for them to hatch. They learn how to carefully roll and fold the leaf so it doesn't rip and it protects the egg. Back at home they can finally finish wrapping their present - a statue of the Cat in the Hat!
    * Dive Swim Scoop - There's a frog in Nick and Sally's pool! They have to get him out but can't catch him. Cat's good friend Penny the Pelican can teach them how to catch things in water! Along the way they meet a gannett who shows them how he dives deep into the water to catch his food and a cormorant that zigs and zags through the water to catch hers. But that won't help them catch the frog in their shallow pool. They finally find Penny and watch how she scoops with her big bill, like a net! Now Nick and Sally know how they can rescue the frog in their pool.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#124H] Super Daniel!/Play Pretend Super Daniel!: Daniel and Grandpere are at home pretending to be superheroes when Daniel notices that Dad has forgotten to take his lunch to work with him. He and Grandpere take Dad's lunchbox to the Clock Factory and Daniel uses his imagination to have several super adventures along the way. Play Pretend: Teacher Harriet shows the children a big cardboard box and asks them what they think it could be. Daniel and Miss Elaina have fun pretending the box is a space ship and a jungle boat, but O the Owl just sees a big cardboard box. With a little help from his friends, O discovers how much fun it is to pretend! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#413] All Kinds of Weather Rain, sleet, sun, and snow: Caillou is amazed by all the ways that weather changes. He's nearly in a state during a thunderstorm until Dad explains what thunder is (and how to tell it's going away). Caillou also makes the best of a rainy day by splashing in puddles. And when a winter storm hits, Mom and Dad make a scary blackout into a fun indoor camping trip, complete with sleeping bags and marshmallows! Mom is making one of her special snowman cakes, which means Caillou and Rosie have to go to the shop with her to get the ingredients. Then Caillou gets lost in the shop...but it all works out fine in the end. On another day, when Caillou's kite-flying plans are defeated by rain, he creates a pirate ship in his living room. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#405] Guest Monkey/Charkie Goes to School * Guest Monkey - George is almost as excited as Allie on her first day of school, but is ecstatic when she invites him to school the next day as a special guest monkey! He soon learns, though, that kindergarten has a lot of special rules that he's not used to - like not climbing on the furniture or standing in the sand table. Will George get extra credit for trying to follow the rules, or will his effort create one big mess?
    * Charkie Goes to School - Charkie's building has a new rule - all dogs must have a good-behavior diploma from obedience school. After seeing Charkie struggle with the obstacle course, George recruits the academy's top alumni, Hundley, to help prepare Charkie for the final exam. Can George and Hundley figure out a way to get Charkie to cross the finish line amid all the distractions?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 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
    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)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#119H] King Cryolophosaurus/Buddy The Tracker * King Cryolophosaurus - Buddy, Tiny, Don and Mom meet a reclusive, singing dinosaur named King who has a big swooping crest on his head and a voice that sounds an awful lot like Elvis Presley.
    * Buddy the Tracker - Buddy and Don are "footprint detectives" as they track and find creatures they know at the Big Pond. The plot thickens when they discover fossilized tracks that are millions of years old!
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#222] Food for Thought/Friends 4ever * Food For Thought: Clifford and his friends are influenced by advertisements for a new dog food.
    * Friends 4ever: When T- Bone learns his old best buddy Burger is coming for a visit, he tells Clifford and Cleo about the time when he was a puppy, and thought he'd never be able to have another friend as good Burger.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#207] The Big Surprise/Be My Guest * The Big Surprise: When Clifford's plan to give Daffodil a surprise birthday party collapses, he is afraid she'll be disappointed. But Daffodil is touched and thrilled that he made the effort and that all her friends have gathered to celebrate her special day.
    * Be My Guest: When Norville injures his wing he's taken in by Emily Elizabeth. At first, Clifford is happy to have him, but gradually the puppy becomes tired of sharing his things and Emily Elizabeth's attention and begins to act out.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4404H] Latino Festival There's a street festival on Sesame Street celebrating Spanish culture and language. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#19249] (original broadcast date: 12/05/13)
    * Morgan Freeman on Nelson Mandela
    * Kurt Campbell, Chairman and CEO of The Asia Group on Nelson Mandela
    * Haim Saban, Chairman and CEO of the Saban Capital Group
    * U2's Bono on Nelson Mandela
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Nature [#3101] Saving Otter 501 On a typical late summer day a baby sea otter washes up on the beach in Monterey, California - hungry, lost, injured. It's a tragic event, but not surprising. California sea otters are struggling. For decades marine biologist Karl Mayer and his small staff have worked unceasingly - one otter at a time - to bring this "keystone" species back from the brink of extinction so it can play its important role in the local marine environment. But the effort has stalled, and no one knows why.
    This is the story of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's 501st attempt to save an orphan otter. From her discovery as a stranded newborn pup crying on the beach through her rehabilitation in secret roof tanks atop the Aquarium, we follow as Otter 501 learns how to dive, hunt, eat, and fend for herself in the wild, where survival is a long shot at best.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17340H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10815] Mandela's Death * New Job Numbers * Workers Protest * Shields and Brooks duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17340H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Curious George [#405] Guest Monkey/Charkie Goes to School * Guest Monkey - George is almost as excited as Allie on her first day of school, but is ecstatic when she invites him to school the next day as a special guest monkey! He soon learns, though, that kindergarten has a lot of special rules that he's not used to - like not climbing on the furniture or standing in the sand table. Will George get extra credit for trying to follow the rules, or will his effort create one big mess?
    * Charkie Goes to School - Charkie's building has a new rule - all dogs must have a good-behavior diploma from obedience school. After seeing Charkie struggle with the obstacle course, George recruits the academy's top alumni, Hundley, to help prepare Charkie for the final exam. Can George and Hundley figure out a way to get Charkie to cross the finish line amid all the distractions?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#215H] Top of the Sky/Jiggle Bones * Top of the Sky: Nick, Sally and Cat are playing with their toy rocket.Using the Cat's "Whoa-Look-At-It-Go-Launcher," he shoots the rocket up up and up! But now they need to go find it. Off to the top of the sky! They pass the treetops, and the mountains. Where is the top of the sky? They keep going higher until they're in space! They meet Audrey the Astronaut who explains that there is no top to the sky. The sky turns into space and space goes on forever! Just when the kids think their rocket is lost, they find it in Audrey's space station. Though they can't launch their rocket to the top of the sky, launching it to the moon is just as cool!
    * Jiggle Bones: Nick and Sally are wiggling and jiggling like the jelly mould in front of them. But they can't quite widdle the same way. How come? Bones, of course! announces the Cat. Bones keep their bodies from being wiggly and jiggle. But why do they need bones? A visit to Dr. Giggles will answer that question! They learn about the big strong bones that help us stand and walk, the small bones that help us bend and move, and all the important bones that help protect our squishy bits. Even though they won't let you wiggle and jiggle like jelly, bones are important!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#210H] To Touch A Hummingbird Martin and Chris realize that the Hummingbird might be the ultimate flier in the Creature world and ask Aviva to create a new power disc with its powers. The only problem - it's not easy to touch Hummingbird! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10815] Mandela's Death * New Job Numbers * Workers Protest * Shields and Brooks duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32263] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, good news on Main Street is good news on Wall Street. A strong jobs report sends stocks higher, shifting focus directly to the Federal Reserve. And, our market monitor guest is going global to find investment plays. duration 24:00   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 pm
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5323%] * Official jobs figures won't be released until Friday, but early indications are that November could be among the strongest months for job growth in 2013. And while the job market appears to be steadying, wages for many workers remain stagnant. President Obama spoke out this week about income inequality and the need to increase the Federal minimum wage calling the growing gap between the rich and poor "a fundamental threat to the American dream." David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal will have analysis of the latest economic indicators and explain what they reveal about the stability of the US recovery.
    * After 2 months of various technical failures, the Obama administration unveiled an overhauled healthcare website on December 1. That's led to a surge in enrollments this week, but some problems persist. Jackie Calmes of The New York Times will report on President Obama's continuing push to sell the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for uninsured Americans, especially young adults, who seem resistant to buying health insurance.
    * A judge ruled Detroit can file for bankruptcy protection to help the city shed billions of dollars in debt. But the ruling also opens the door for dramatically reduced pension payments to employees and retirees. Michael Fletcher of The Washington Post will explain why the Detroit decision could reverberate far beyond Michigan and impact public employee pensions in other cities around the country.
    * We will also have a special tribute to Nelson Mandela who passed away Thursday.
    duration 24:10   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:00 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#107H] Employees Push for Living Wage, 'Extreme by Design' and Remembering Nelson Mandela
    Employees Push for Living Wage
    Fast-food workers walked off the job in cities across the country and here in the Bay Area on Thursday, pushing for higher wages. As a nationwide movement to raise the minimum wage gains support from lawmakers and President Obama, critics of a wage hike say it would stifle business, kill jobs, inflate prices and hurt the very people it's intended to help.

    Guests:
    Ken Jacobs: Chair, UC Berkeley Labor Center
    Ron Unz: Chair, Higher Wages Alliance

    Further Reporting:

    Fast Food Strikes Return

    Ballot Measure Seeks to Raise California Minimum Wage

    'Extreme by Design'
    The San Francisco Bay Area has long been known as an incubator of innovation. In some ways, the epicenter of that creativity is the Institute of Design at Stanford University. The "d.school" nurtures "outside the box thinking" in hopes of tackling some of the world's toughest problems. A new documentary film, "Extreme by Design," follows several Stanford graduate students as they attempt to create life-changing products for developing countries. Their approach, known as design thinking, challenges them to tackle problems like infant pneumonia deaths in Bangladesh and to build products with "extreme affordability." The film airs on KQED 9 on Wednesday, December 11 at 10 p.m.

    Guests:
    Ralph King: Co-Director, "Extreme by Design"
    Pamela Pavkov: Vice President, Jasper Ridge Partners

    Remembering Nelson Mandela
    Scott Shafer and Thuy Vu reflect on the death of Nelson Mandela and the role the Bay Area played in the anti-apartheid movement.
    duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 8:30 pm
    Deepak Chopra: What Are You Hungry for? Features world-renowned health expert, best-selling author and educator Deepak Chopra, M.D. In this program, Dr. Chopra returns to his medical roots and lectures on the scientific, behavioral and medical basis of hunger in all its manifestations and the healthy ways to fulfill it. duration 1:28:23   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    Life of Muhammad [#101(] The Seeker Drawing on the expertise of some of the world's leading academics and commentators on Islam, the program examines Muhammad's birth and early life, his first marriage to Khadijah at the age of 25, and how he received the first of the revelations that so profoundly affected both his life and the lives of those closest to him. duration 1:29:21   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#19250] (original broadcast date: 12/06/13)
    An appreciation of Nelson Mandela with:
    David Dinkins, former Mayor of New York City;
    Rick Stengel, former managing editor of Time Magazine and co-author of Mandela's autobiography, "Long Walk to Freedom"
    Jerry Inzerillo, president and CEO of IMG Artists, and a close friend of Mandela's.
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
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