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KQED 9: Sunday, January 12, 2014

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Sunday, January 12, 2014
  • 12:00 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
  • 1:30 am
    Great Performances [#3813B] Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
    Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.
    duration 1:27:08   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Blenko Glass: Behind The Scenes Journey to the hills of Milton, West Virginia, into the heat of Blenko Glassworks and see first-hand how Blenko handmade glass is created, from start to finish. Each step in the Blenko glass-making process is accomplished by human hand, eyes, and he arts, not by impersonal machines. duration 1:29:30   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 [#108] 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)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#112] You Should Be Dancing/Batty for Bats * You Should Be Dancing - Nick and Sally are planning to put on a show for their moms, but they can't finish their dance without falling down! The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet one of the best dancers in the world, Tango a bird of paradise! With a few costume changes and a little practice, Nick and Sally are finally able to show their moms their new dance!
    * Batty for Bats - Sally and Nick are playing a game of blindfolded freeze tag but they can't seem to find each other! Luckily the Cat has a friend who is always able to find his way in the dark. He takes them to meet Zapita, a bat who teaches the kids about echolocation. Now that Nick and Sally know how to listen to find their way, freeze tag has become a lot more fun!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#116H] Be A Vegetable Taster!/Daniel Tries A New Food Be a Vegetable Taster! - Teacher Harriet introduces Daniel and his friends to the school's vegetable garden and convinces them to pick out some healthy veggies for their snack. They explore the garden, picking and trying different vegetables...with mixed results! Daniel Tries a New Food - Miss Elaina is having dinner with the Tiger family and she encourages Daniel to try some new food: Veggie Spaghetti and Banana Swirl. Daniel is convinced he won't like Veggie Spaghettit, even though he's never tried it before. Miss Elaina encourages him to be adventurous and try the new food. She does the same herself, and even though she doesn't like all of it, she's proud of herself for trying. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#424] Vacations Caillou is traveling in style with his very first airplane flight and he's curious about everything around him: he loves looking out the window at the ground below and also, playing with the music system. Plus, breakfast on a plane is an adventure in itself! On another adventure, Caillou and his family leave for a day at the beach. There's so much to see and do! Caillou goes in the water with Dad and later, a seagull tries to steal his sandwich! Then Caillou sees a hermit crab and finally he and Dad build a sandcastle. Caillou misses his friend Sarah when she goes away on an all-summer trip to China. Grandpa tells Caillou about the time when his Daddy was a little boy and they went on a camping trip. Caillou loves the idea of camping and he and Grandpa set up the tent in the garden. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#216] Curious George, Web Master/The Big Sleepy * Curious George, Web Master: While repainting the Endless Park statue for City Heritage Week, the Man's Yellow Hat blows away. While George races to recover his friend's treasure he stumbles across another -an elaborately spun spider web! Can a monkey become a web spinner and catch whatever he wants? George wants to try and he uses thread, rubber bands, tape and twine to create his own traps. The big test of his web spinning skills, however, comes back at the Park when stormy weather threatens both the Man's newly painted statue and the spider webs that inspired his web building in the first place. Can George find a way to use tarp and trees and become a true web master?
    * The Big Sleepy: Bill and George go fishing on a brisk fall day. Noticing that George is cold, Bill explains that if George were a bear he'd be able to hibernate - and thus skip the cold and sleep through the winter. George thinks this is a great idea! So he prepares for his own hibernation by eating everything in the house and decorating his room to resemble a dark cave to keep out all the light. But why isn't he tired? Maybe he could get to sleep if he could block out the noises, too. George discovers that pillows and extra blankets might be able to muffle animal noises, but what could possibly block out the Man with the Yellow Hat's tuba sound?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 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)
  • 9:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#104H] The Three Bears Problem/The Giant Problem The Three Bears Problem - Fairytale Land. Peg and Cat bring the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff together to form a super group: "The Electric Eleven." Primary Content: Adding 1; Secondary Content: Counting to 11.
    The Giant Problem - Giant Land. Peg and Cat must attempt a great escape when they think the Giants want to eat them and their 8 fairy tale friends for lunch. Primary Content: Combinations that add up to 10; Secondary Content: Circle.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#131H] The Wing Kings/The Big Mud Pit The Wing Kings - The Pteranodon family stretches their wings at Quetzalcoatlus Canyon, where Mr. Pteranodon flew when he was younger and nicknamed, the "Wing King." Now, the Pteranodons and Buddy meet Quincy Quetzalcoatlus and his Dad, another Wing King, a huge flying bird. Together, the two "Wing Kings" wow their kids with some sensational aerial acrobatics. The Big Mud Pit - There's big trouble at the Big Pond when Dad and Larry Lambeosaurus get stuck in the mud. Buddy and Leroy Lambeosaurus devise a plan to pull their dads out before they sink deeper into the mud! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#117] Tough Enough/Stars In Your Eyes * Tough Enough? - Thinking that it'll make him more appealing to Sheriff Lewis, T-Bone decides to "toughen up." T-Bone eventually learns that it's much nicer to be nice than to be tough-and everyone loves him just the way he is.
    * Stars In Your Eyes - Charley gets a new telescope and offers to bring it to Emily Elizabeth's "space" theme party. When Jetta mentions that the telescope might get damaged at the party, Charley changes his mind. Thinking that his friends won't want him at the party without his telescope, he decides to stay home. In the end, Charley realizes that his friends like him for who he is rather than what he has.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#114] The Best Nest/Practice Makes Perfect * The Best Nest - When Norville's nest disappears, his friends decide to build him a new one, but their bickering and fooling around nearly ruins the plan.
    * Practice Makes Perfect - Emily Elizabeth gets discouraged during her art lessons with Mr. Solomon when she thinks Nina's pictures are better than hers. Mr. Solomon finds a unique way to show Emily Elizabeth that nobody starts out as a great artist.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    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)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Live from Lincoln Center [#3901H] Richard Tucker at 100: An Opera Celebration The Richard Tucker Gala, honoring the legacy of the beloved American tenor, is a perennial highlight of the opera season. The 2013 Gala celebratesthe centennial of Tucker's birth with performances of arias and ensembles featuring many of the world's greatest voices, including past Richard Tucker Award winners Renee Fleming, Joyce DiDonato and Susan Graham, and this year's winner, rising Metropolitan Opera star Isabel Leonard. duration 1:56:16   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Anders Zorn in the Gilded Age In the gilded age of the 1890s, a boy of modest means - Anders Leonard Zorn (1860-1920) - grew up to be a portrait painter for the Swedish monarchy and American presidents. In this documentary filmed at the ZornMuseet in Mora, Sweden, Anders Zorn's story is told by museum director Johan Cederlund and other Zorn experts from Stockholm's Nationalmuseum, San Francisco's Legion of Honor, and Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
    Zorn displayed his artistic abilities at an early age. When he was 12 his absent father died leaving a small inheritance that was wisely applied to his education. In 1885 he married Emma Lamm, who was from a cultured Jewish family in Stockholm, and it was through her that Zorn would gain entree to Swedish high society. In his mid-20s, living and working part of the time in England and France, he would return each year for long stays in Sweden. At the age of 29, his portraits and female nudes were such a success at the Exposition Universelle, the 1889 World's Fair held in Paris, that Zorn was appointed Chevalier de l'Order National de la Legion d'Honneur. He was invited to participate in the Columbian Exposition, the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, where he met Isabella Stewart Gardner, the noted Boston art collector; she would became his life-long friend and benefactor. He made numerous trips to the United States over the decade and among his most significant American portraits were those of presidents Grover Cleveland and William Howard Taft. His portraits of the powerful, that also included depictions of European royalty and American captains of industry, represent half of Zorn's oeuvre, with the other half being his paintings of everyday Swedish life. Together they have made him Sweden's premier painter.
    duration 52:15   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Moving with Grace Like many baby boomers, former NBC anchor Stone Phillips and his siblings found themselves caring for their aging parents. Ninety-two-year-old Vic, a World War II veteran, copes with chronic heart issues, although his mind and memory remain "as reliable as a Bob Gibson fastball." Grace, his wife of 66 years, suffers from dementia, which robs the once-gregarious former teacher of her short-term memory. This intimate documentary, which Phillips produced and shot, follows this charming couple as they move out of the family home in Missouri and adapt to life first in a retirement community and later in an assisted-living facility. This honest and, at times, poignant story highlights the common struggles associated with elder care and its consequences. duration 57:19   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3203H] Topics: Robert Gates' White House Critique; Christie in a Jam. PANELISTS: Pat Buchanan, Author and Columnist; Eleanor Clift, The Daily Beast; Mort Zuckerman, US New & World Report; Guy Taylor, Washington Times. duration 27:30   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 pm
    Moyers & Company [#301H] Neil deGrasse Tyson on the New Cosmos and our Dark Universe When Bill Moyers announced his intention to retire just weeks ago, he received - and read - thousands of messages on his website and Facebook urging him to stay on the air. "I felt as if I were going AWOL in the heat of battle," he said. So he revoked his decision, opting instead to continue with a half-hour version of his program that "will still give us flexibility to offer a forum to strong and provocative voices."
    With the motto "Occupy Democracy," Bill Moyers continues his popular weekly broadcast and begins his new format with nothing short of the universe itself. The revised telecast kicks off with the first of a series of conversations with famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederic P. Rose director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Their wide-ranging interview touches on a variety of topics, including the nature of an expanding, accelerating universe (and how it will end), the difference between "dark energy" and "dark matter," the concept of God in cosmology and why science matters. "Science is an enterprise that should be cherished as an activity of the free human mind," Tyson tells Moyers. "Because it transforms who we are, how we live, and it gives us an understanding of our place in the universe."
    Tyson appears as he hosts a new and updated version of the hit television series "Cosmos." It's been almost 35 years since PBS premiered the original "Cosmos," hosted by the late Carl Sagan. It was one the most successful public television series of all time, viewed by over 600 hundred million people in more than 60 countries.
    In the decades since, the universe has kept moving - literally - and so has science, which is why "Cosmos" is returning this spring, this time courtesy of the National Geographic Channel and Fox TV. "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" offers a whole new interstellar journey through tens of millions of years and hundreds of millions of miles to the farthest reaches of outer space.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#111H] Gov. Brown's Budget, A Poverty Report Card and CCSF Special Trustee Robert Agrella
    Gov. Brown's State Budget Plan Released
    Gov. Jerry Brown's $155 billion budget proposal, unveiled a day ahead of schedule, includes new funding for education, environmental initiatives, programs for California's poor and a rainy-day fund. Despite an expected tax revenue surplus, the governor continued to urge fiscal caution, while critics pointed at programs that remain underfunded, including the teacher's pension deficit.

    Guests:
    John Myers, KXTV News 10
    Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News and KQED Science
    Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle

    Further Reporting:
    California Budget: Brown Promises Big Increase in School Funding
    Governor's Budget Includes $670 Million for Medi-Cal; Preserves Provider Rate Cuts

    A Poverty Report Card with Children Now's Ted Lempert
    Fifty years after President Johnson declared a war on poverty in America, the problem persists. Ted Lempert of Oakland-based Children Now, talks to senior correspondent Scott Shafer about the alarming rate of children living in poverty across the Golden State.

    CCSF Official Says Court Intervention on Accreditation was Unnecessary
    The official in charge of City College of San Francisco says court intervention was unnecessary in the citywide fight to keep the school accredited. KQED education reporter Ana Tintocalis sits down with special trustee Robert Agrella to talk about why he's standing by the accreditation commission's findings.

    Further Reporting:
    City College of San Francisco Wins a Reprieve
    Timeline: CCSF's Fight to Retain Accreditation
    duration 1:10:00   STEREO
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#138H] Included: on the 50th anniversary of President Johnson's the War on Poverty, Megan Thompson takes a look at rise of poverty in American suburbs. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#802H] Brush with the Tenderloin What happens when a soft-spoken artist decides to paint a fanciful mural on one of San Francisco's diciest street corners? A colorful collection of locals interact with artist Mona Caron and end up playing key roles in the mural's evolution in this fascinating cinema verite documentary. duration 24:30   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    William and Kate: Into The Future This program draws upon a number of new strands to create a comprehensive account of both William and Kate, providing a look at a wonderful partnership, and a memorable royal celebration. It includes interviews from key royal observers and friends. duration 48:54   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:30 pm
    Born to Royalty When Prince William married Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011, millions of people watched the couple take their vows in Westminster Abbey. When, 19 months later, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child - a child that will one day be King - the news made headlines around the World. In this insightful documentary, we celebrate the birth of William and Kate's baby, the great-grandchild of Elizabeth II with a fascinating portrait of the life that lies ahead for the child who is born to reign. duration 1:19:03   STEREO
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4402#] Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 2 The fates of several characters converge at an opulent house party where a famous guest performs and a new friendship forms. But the flurry of guests and their servants put Mrs. Patmore on edge, Branson ill-at-ease, and Anna in peril.
    NOTE: This episode contains scenes which may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TV14-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Unlocking Sherlock This program is a behind-the-scenes look into the world of Sherlock Holmes and the making of the latest series. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 11:00 pm
    ImageMakers [#1105H] Dead Last Option TRUE LOVE - Australia
    A woman has suffered years of psychological and physical abuse at the hands of her husband. When he starts focusing his rage on her daughter, she snaps and kills him. She never thought she had it in her to kill somebody. Now does she have it in her to bury the evidence? The original and unpredictable thriller that will have you guessing up to its shocking climax. Directed by Robert Braiden. Principal cast: Niki J Price and Jamie Dunn.
    CURFEW - USA
    At the lowest point in his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his 9-year-old niece. Years may exaggerate the distance separating brothers and sisters, but blood ties run too deep and cannot be ignored. Written, directed and edited by Shawn Christensen. Principal cast: Shawn Christensen, Fatima Ptacek and Kim Allen.
    duration 29:05   STEREO TVPGV
  • 11:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#1111H] You Should Be Paranoid OUT OF ERASERS - Sweden / Denmark
    A woman becomes the victim of a strange "scribble" infection whose only cure is to physically erase the virus. Hysteria results when the town's eraser factory goes up in flames. After struggling to keep safe from the virus's reach, she must deal with the possibility that things will never be the same. A creative and arresting live action/animation blend which updates classic cold war paranoia with contemporary obsessions with viral attacks. Written, edited and directed by Eric Rosenlund.
    88:88 - USA
    Val has lost control of her life and has cut herself off from family and friends. She feels they are all in denial about the events happening in the world today. Despite her pleas, her warnings have fallen on deaf ears. Realizing she must take a stand, she has only one remaining option - fight back. What starts as the ramblings of a crazy woman turns in to an intense and suspenseful validation of her fears. Directed by Joey Ciccoline. Principal cast: Rachel Kahne.
    duration 27:46   STEREO TVPGV
  • 12:00 am
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#802H] Brush with the Tenderloin What happens when a soft-spoken artist decides to paint a fanciful mural on one of San Francisco's diciest street corners? A colorful collection of locals interact with artist Mona Caron and end up playing key roles in the mural's evolution in this fascinating cinema verite documentary. duration 24:30   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    William and Kate: Into The Future This program draws upon a number of new strands to create a comprehensive account of both William and Kate, providing a look at a wonderful partnership, and a memorable royal celebration. It includes interviews from key royal observers and friends. duration 48:54   STEREO TVPG
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