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KQED 9: Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#20012] (original broadcast date: 01/07/2014)
    * A discussion about new developments in brain science with James Gorman of the New York Times and Eric Kandel of Columbia University
    * Alexis Ohanian, Co-founder of Reddit and author of 'Without Their Permission'
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#33005] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, as temperatures drop, demand for natural gas hits a record. Will that translate into higher home heating bills? And it's official. JP Morgan gets hit with a $1.7b fine over its role in the Madoff scandal. But does it matter? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Spark! [#310] Percussion Spark gets into the rhythm as it follows the beat of a different drum.
    * Taiko master Seiichi Tanaka trains his pupils in the ancient form of Japanese drumming at the San Francisco Taiko Dojo.
    * Then, meet Zakir Hussain, who brings the Indian art of tabla drumming to western audiences by maintaining a balance of classical music and traditional Indian percussion.
    * And beatbox artist Kid Beyond pushes the limits of rhythm music by creating rich soundscapes using his mouth as his only instrument.
    duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Poisoner's Handbook: American Experience In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest. There was radioactive radium in health tonics, thallium in depilatory creams, morphine in teething medicine and potassium cyanide in cleaning supplies. While the tools of the murderer's trade multiplied as the pace of industrial innovation increased, the scientific knowledge (and the political will) to detect and prevent the crimes lagged behind. All this changed in 1918, when New York City hired its first scientifically- trained medical examiner Charles Norris. Over the course of a decade and a half, Norris and his extraordinarily driven and talented chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, would turn forensic chemistry into a formidable science, sending many a murder to the electric chair and setting the standards that the rest of the country would ultimately adopt. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline [#3205] To Catch A Trader In just over two decades, Steven A. Cohen has amassed a gigantic fortune: a sprawling 35,000-square-foot mansion on Connecticut's gold coast; a $62-million beach house in the Hamptons, and several New York apartments, including a $115-million midtown duplex - all of them furnished with some of the world's most expensive art. How did he do it?
    From small-time options trader to King of Wall Street hedge fund managers, Frontline investigates Cohen and his company, SAC Capital, and other Wall Street characters with never-before-seen video and incriminating FBI wiretaps. The film is a crime drama with a cast of colorful characters: from cheating traders with their "Mr. Whisper" sources to some of the most respected figures in American business. To date, the government has convicted 76 people of securities fraud and conspiracy. Will Cohen be the next to fall? Frontline tracks an ongoing seven-year investigation into the largest insider trading scandal in US history.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Held Hostage This documentary uses a very current, filmic approach to tell, from the point of view of witnesses,the dramatic events of January 2013 when Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists stormed a gas plant in the middle of the Algerian desert and took more than 800 workers hostage. After a four-day siege, Algerian special forces gained control of the facility. In the end, at least 37 foreign hostages and 29 militants were dead. duration 55:01   STEREO TVPG-V
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#103] The Pirate Problem/The Sleepover Problem The Pirate Problem - Pirate Island. Peg and Cat show a group of very hungry Pirates how to share tropical fruit fairly. Primary Content: Fair sharing; Secondary Content: Adding within 4.
    The Sleepover Problem - Peg's House. When the Pirates are having a sleepover at Peg's house, they get scared at bedtime. Peg and Cat help the Pirates fall asleep by counting chickens. Primary Content: Counting to 20; Secondary Content: 4 + 1 = 5.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#114H] The Lost Egg/Hold On Tight * The Lost Egg - The kids are decorating the tree house for a party. The Cat knows the world's most fantabulous decorator: Stan the bower bird! Stan teaches the kids how to decorate with almost anything--shells, leaves, and pebbles. Now they can have a party in their own fantabulously decorated tree house!
    * Hold on Tight - Nick is trying to hang onto the monkey bars but can't. The Cat takes him and Sally to meet the best holder-on-ever, his tiny little friend Larry the limpet. After shrinking down to limpet size, Nick and Sally learn how to hang onto the rocks with the help of natural hand- and footholds, some sticky stuff on their feet, and plain old perseverance. Now Nick knows that in order to stay on the monkey bars, he needs to keep trying!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#117H] Good Morning Daniel/Goodnight Daniel Good Morning Daniel - It's a typical morning in the Tiger household, and Daniel has to get up for school but his playing and imagining distract him from his routine. Daniel learns that his morning routine helps him be ready in time for Trolley to take him to school. Goodnight Daniel - Tonight, Daniel is pretending to be Super Daniel! But after dinner, he has to follow his nighttime routine even though he would rather play. Young viewers follow Daniel as he gets ready for bed and eventually he learns that even super heroes get sleepy. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#425] Getting The Message When Mom is busy on the phone all morning and doesn't have time for Caillou he feels very left out of things. He plays with his toy phone and then talks to Grandma on the real phone. He likes talking on the phone--it makes him feel very grown up. Caillou learns there are many different ways to communicate. He makes friends with Robbie, a deaf boy he meets in the park, and learns how to communicate using sign language. After getting caught in the rain, Caillou looses his voice, but manages to find other ways to communicate until his voice comes back. Caillou wants to be taller like his friend Jim and tries to think of a way to grow faster. Mom and Dad measure him on his growth chart and show him he has grown a whole inch since last time, but that's just not enough. Later when a plumbing problem requires someone small to help out, Caillou finds out there are some benefits to being just his size. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#604H] George and the Giant Thumb/Shutter Monkey * George and the Giant Thumb - A bored George and Allie decide to make a ginormous sculpture of Bill's sprained thumb. The duo quickly run out of clay and turn to less conventional art supplies. Peanut butter proves too sticky and shaving cream too drippy, so George and Allie use mud to finish their masterpiece. But will Bill give their art a thumbs up?
    * Shutter Monkey - Betsy's "Out of Sight Shapes" entry for the photo contest is sure to win first prize--that is until George and Steve accidentally ruin her pictures. With some help from Steve, George runs around town trying to re-shoot the photographs. But finding the hidden shapes in things is hard for a little monkey! Can George snap 4 pictures of 4 shapes by 4:00 - or are Betsy's prize-winning photos out of sight for good?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#115H] Jump!/Slow Down for Sloths * Jump! - Nick and Sally can't jump high enough to get their balloon that is stuck up in a tree. Good thing The Cat knows some of the best jumpers ever! Off they go to Jumpalaroo to learn how to jump from nature's masters: grasshoppers, a kangaroo, and even a flea!
    * Slow Down for Sloths - Nick and Sally are trying to draw a picture of a butterfly but can't get close enough to see it. Cat takes them to meet Onslow the Sloth, who teaches the kids that when you slow down, the world comes to you. After lots of practice (and a race to see who's the slowest!), Nick and Sally are now able to get closer to the butterfly and finish their picture!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#106H] The Birthday Cake Problem/The Doohickey Problem The Birthday Cake Problem - Peg's Pizza Place. Peg and Cat make a rockin' birthday cake for Jonah and his friends the Teens, but first they need to figure out how old he is going to be. Primary Content: The teen numbers.
    The Doohickey Problem - The Purple Planet. When their space ship is smashed, Peg and Cat must reassemble its variously shaped parts, and retrieve sixteen stolen doohickeys. Primary Content: Patterns; Secondary Content: Shapes, the number 16.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#132H] Buck-Tooth Bucky/Tiny's Tiny Friend Buck-Tooth Bucky - When Don finds a mystery tooth in Dad's old tooth collection, Dad decides to take the kids on an investigation. They discover that the tooth belongs to a dinosaur called Masiakasaurus, a creature with a mouthful of protruding buck teeth! Tiny's Tiny Friend - Tiny gets upset when she finds a miniature mammal named Cindy Cimolestes has moved into her "Tiny Place," a hole in a tree near the family nest. Buddy ends up using his sharp eyes to help Cindy find a new home that more perfectly fits her small size. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#118] Mac's Secret Dog Club/The Dog Park * Mac's Secret Dog Club - Mac starts a club and tries to exclude T-Bone. When Cleo and Clifford refuse to join without T-Bone, Mac gets lonely being the only member of such an "exclusive" club. Mac soon realizes that it's not fun to be left out and he opens the club to everyone.
    * The Dog Park - It's a beautiful day at the park, the birds are singing, the sun is shining, and the dogs are playing-much to Mr. Bleakman's annoyance! Mr. Bleakman manages to make the park "off limits" to dogs only to discover that he misses them when they're gone.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#115] Your Secret Valentine/Perfect Pet * Your Secret Valentine: It's Clifford's first Valentine's Day and he wants to make a golden retriever pup his new friend by making her his Valentine. Unfortunately, Norville and Jorge convince him that he has to impress her first with tricks and feats of strength and generosity. Daffodil disagrees. She keeps telling Clifford to be himself. Luckily, someone else shows him just how nice being yourself can be.
    * Perfect Pet: When the animals find out that Shun is going to get a pet, they each try to influence his opinion. But, rather than convincing him to get one type of pet over another, they make him decide not to get any pet at all. Realizing their mistake, they put their heads together to help Shun find the perfect pet.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4286H] Baby Bear Is Afraid of Bees Baby Bear and Abby are near a garden when a bee flies by. Baby Bear is filled with panic because he is afraid of bees! Chris reminds him that they are usually harmless when left alone, but Baby Bear doesn't care; he wants nothing to do with them. Abby suggests granting Baby Bear a wish so that he isn't afraid of bees. Abby points her wand at Baby Bear, but Chris, who is standing close by, also gets hits with her magic. Baby Bear and Chris both turn into bees! Oops! Abby doesn't know how to fix the spell. As Abby calls her mommy to find a solution, the bees put Chris and Baby Bear to work! But they don't understand what they need to do- how do bees help flowers? After talking to a bee, Baby Bear learns that bees are important because they collect pollen and nectar, and help living things grow. Later, Chris and Baby Bear find themselves in a beehive. They learn that bees make wax and honey and that honeycombs are shaped like a hexagon. By the time Baby Bear and Chris return to Sesame Street, Abby has learned how to undo the spell. She waves her magic wand, and Chris and Baby Bear turn back into themselves! In the end, Abby's spell really did work! Baby Bear is no longer afraid of bees. In fact, Baby Bear tells Abby all about how important and incredible bees really are! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#20012] (original broadcast date: 01/07/2014)
    * A discussion about new developments in brain science with James Gorman of the New York Times and Eric Kandel of Columbia University
    * Alexis Ohanian, Co-founder of Reddit and author of 'Without Their Permission'
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#610H] La Mexicana, Kabuto Sushi, Pazzia Diners recommend the fresh hand-made tortillas and traditional menu at La Mexicana Restaurant in Oakland, new sushi combinations that will make your mouth water at cozy Kabuto Sushi in San Francisco, and Florentine and Northern Italian dishes at their best in San Francisco at a place called Pazzia Restaurant & Pizzeria. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1401H] Meat and Potatoes with Panache Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create an updated French classic, Modern Beef Burgundy, with test cook Becky Hays. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews potato ricers in the Equipment Corner. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make Braised Red Potatoes with Lemon and Chives. And finally, Chris reveals the science behind potato starch. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#102H] Pate Brisee Martha demonstrates how easy it is to make a tender, flaky pate brisee crust - one of the most versatile and essential elements in the baker's arsenal. This crust can be used to make sweet or savory dishes; Martha offers a variety of options, including mile-high apple pie, a sumptuous tomato tart and more. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17008H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10838] Gates Memoir Sparks WH Criticism * Chemical Weapons Leave Syria * War on Poverty Anniversary * Infrastructure duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17008H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Curious George [#604H] George and the Giant Thumb/Shutter Monkey * George and the Giant Thumb - A bored George and Allie decide to make a ginormous sculpture of Bill's sprained thumb. The duo quickly run out of clay and turn to less conventional art supplies. Peanut butter proves too sticky and shaving cream too drippy, so George and Allie use mud to finish their masterpiece. But will Bill give their art a thumbs up?
    * Shutter Monkey - Betsy's "Out of Sight Shapes" entry for the photo contest is sure to win first prize--that is until George and Steve accidentally ruin her pictures. With some help from Steve, George runs around town trying to re-shoot the photographs. But finding the hidden shapes in things is hard for a little monkey! Can George snap 4 pictures of 4 shapes by 4:00 - or are Betsy's prize-winning photos out of sight for good?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#109H] A Tale About Tails/Sticky Situation * A Tale About Tails - Nick and Sally are playing "Tape the Tail on the Donkey" when they wish they had tails of their own! Well it just so happens that the Cat knows a lot about tails! He brings them to the Jungle of Wagga-Tag-Tail where they meet a number of animals with very different tails. When Nick and Sally get to test out all of these tails for themselves, they learn that different tails can do different things!
    * Sticky Situation - Sally and Nick are playing the drums on overturned buckets when Nick breaks his drumstick! Luckily, the Cat knows someone who is a stick expert, his friend Betty Beaver! She finds Nick the perfect drumstick, but when her dam springs a leak, Nick, Sally and the Cat help her fix it, using Nick's new stick. He doesn't have a stick anymore, but Nick learns an even better way to drum: using a home-made beaver tail!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#117H] Elephant in the Room The brothers come across a lone baby elephant and bring him back to the Tortuga HQ for safety until they can find his mom. But they learn how mischievous baby elephants can be and get more than they bargained for when it almost destroys the Tortuga! As they rush to get the baby elephant home, the WildKratts team realizes that animals have different structures that serve various functions in growth and survival. And an elephant's trunk is like the multipurpose tool of "creature features" with hundreds of uses, including: showering, blasting water, grabbing, lifting, communicating, "hearing", pushing and pulling. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10838] Gates Memoir Sparks WH Criticism * Chemical Weapons Leave Syria * War on Poverty Anniversary * Infrastructure duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33006H] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the private sector is hiring and Fed policymakers are optimistic about growth. If the economy is picking up, why is the stock market off to a rocky start this year? Why some analysts are saying this could be a breakout year for Ford. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    QUEST [#208] Tagging Tuna/ Darfur Cooking Stoves Scientists work to uncover the lives of tuna in time to protect them and a simple stove design from Bay Area researchers is improving life in the refugee camps of Darfur. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nature [#3010H] The Mystery of Eels Though much of the natural world is discovered and understood, a few great mysteries remain. Consider the eel -- snakelike and slimy, with a row of jagged teeth. Yet aside from these fearsome qualities, we know little about its life. Where it goes, what it does, and how it dies, nobody knows. Hailed by poets as the "siren of the North Sea" and "love's arrow on Earth," this shadowy creature has fascinated researchers for centuries. And now James Prosek, artist, writer, and eminent naturalist, takes on the mystery of the eel himself, shedding light on the animal and the strange behavior it inspires in those who seek to know it. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#4101#] Alien Planets Revealed It's a golden age for planet hunters: NASA's Kepler mission has identified more than 3500 potential planets orbiting stars beyond our sun. Some of them, like a planet called Kepler-22b, might even be able to harbor life. How did we come upon this distant planet? Combining animation with input from expert astrophysicists and astrobiologists, this episode takes viewers on a journey along with the Kepler telescope. How does the telescope look for planets? How many of these planets are like our Earth? Will any of these planets be suitable for life as we know it? Bringing the creative power of veteran animators together with the latest discoveries in planet-hunting, this film shows the successes of the Kepler mission, taking us to planets beyond our solar system and providing a glimpse of creatures we might one day encounter. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Chasing Shackleton [#101] Veteran polar explorer, Tim Jarvis, is on a mission to discover exactly what happened on the most famous survival story in expedition history - Sir Ernest Shackleton's 800 nautical mile boat journey across the Southern Ocean and deadly mountain crossing of South Georgia. He's recruited five of the world's toughest explorers to wear 1914 clothes, eat basic rations and sail in a perfect replica of the tiny wooden boat Shackleton travelled in. They launch from Elephant Island but are hit by a fierce storm. As the crew battle freezing temperatures, a leaking boat and sea-sickness they lose all contact with their tracking vessel and suddenly find themselves in their worst nightmare: lost at sea. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 pm
    Words of the Titanic The tragic sinking of the supposedly "unsinkable" luxury cruise ship Titanic on April 15, 1912, is an event that has continued to live on in the public consciousness. The discovery of the wreck on the ocean floor in 1985 as well as James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster film have reignited public interest and fascination with the landmark disaster in recent times. The upcoming centennial of the disaster is understandably an anniversary that is of keen significance.
    This program documents the fateful voyage in a creative and respectful manner. Descendants of the Titanic's passengers (grand children, grand nieces, etc.) offer some family recollections. However, much of the story is brought to life by actors delivering readings from original letters, diaries and memoirs of the momentous event. Archival materials and excerpts from Hollywood depictions provide additional insights and interpretations.
    duration 46:27   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#20013H] (original broadcast date: 01/08/2014)
    * Mohammad Khazaee, Ambassador of Iran to the UN
    * Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the UN
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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