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KQED 9: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#20087] (original broadcast date: 4/22/14)
    * Senator John McCain discusses Russia and Ukraine
    * Ken and Ben Lerer of Lerer Ventures
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#33080] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, $65b worth of pharmaceutical deals in the past 24 hours. What's driving them and should investors expect more? And, inside the Supreme Court case that could shake up the television industry and change how people watch TV. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Spark! [#403] The New American Landscape Spark meets artists who've become part of the long tradition of artists who have made landscape their subject, but with a contemporary twist.
    * Encounter the small-scale, yet familiar, buildings of Tracey Snelling's process-driven sculptures.
    * Paul Madonna hits the streets looking for cityscape inspiration of which to draw for his weekly San Francisco Chronicle comic, "All Over Coffee."
    * Camp out with photographer Trevor Paglen as he surveys the desert's hidden elements.
    * See San Francisco as you've never seen it before: as a jiggling kaleidoscope of Jell-O in sculptures molded by Liz Hickok.
    duration 28:11   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Pioneers of Television [#402] Doctors and Nurses From George Clooney on "ER" to Richard Chamberlain on "Dr. Kildare," television's long love affair with doctors and nurses shows no signs of letting up. Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards, Gloria Reuben and Eriq LaSalle open up about the secrets of "ER"; Howie Mandel, Ed Begley Jr. and Christina Pickles revisit "St. Elsewhere." The episode also features the final interview with Chad Everett of "Medical Center" before his recent death. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    American Masters [#2701] A Fierce Green Fire This film is an exploration of the environmental movement - grassroots and global activism spanning 50 years from conservation to climate change. Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff and informed by advisors like Edward O. Wilson, this documentary chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century and one of the keys to the 21st. It brings together all the major parts of environmentalism and connects them. It focuses on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future - and succeeding against all odds. The film is directed and written by Mark Kitchell, Academy Award-nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline [#3209H] Solitary Nation An estimated 80,000 Americans are in solitary confinement - even people who haven't committed violent crimes - sometimes for years, or even decades. Using extraordinary access to the segregation unit at the maximum security Maine State Prison, Frontline examines America's use of solitary confinement - a practice US prisons and jails resort to more than most other countries. Some prison officials see it as necessary to keep order and safety, but critics say it is inhumane and counterproductive. This program is an extraordinarily rare and intimate view of life in solitary, through the stories of inmates living in isolation, the prison officers who keep them locked in, and a new warden who is re-thinking the practice and trying to reduce the number of inmates in solitary. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 5:00 am
    Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time This 2012 Emmy-Award winner is the first HD documentary made about the famed father of conservationism, Aldo Leopold. Emmy-Award winning narrator Peter Coyote lends his talent as the voice of Aldo Leopold, and the film's on-screen guide is Curt Meine, Leopold's biographer. It explores Aldo Leopold's life in the early part of the twentieth century and the many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world today. It also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act, the law that lead to the creation of many of our eastern national forests, and sparked the long-term effort to replant and restore forests that still continues today. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#114] The Blockette Problem/The Tulip Problem The Blockette Problem - Radio City Music Hall. When their demanding pal Richard is directing the Radio City Music Hall Blockettes, Peg and Cat find a way to make the set perfectly symmetrical. Primary Content: Symmetry; Secondary Content: Associate events with hot and cold temperatures, height.
    The Tulip Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. When Neighbor Ladies Connie and Viv have a tiff, Peg and Cat make peace by making sure each has the same number of flowers. Primary Content: Subtraction, greater than/less than; Secondary Content: The equals sign.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#125H] Sniff and Seek/Aye Aye! * Sniff and Seek - Nick's most favourite smell is chocolate chip cookies! But what is Sally's? She's not sure. What better way to find out than by playing sniff and seek with a skunk! Cat introduces Nick and Sally to Whiffy, and in the adventure of finding Sally's favourite smell they discover how good Whiffy is at protecting himself with his very own special smell.
    * Aye Aye! - Nick and Sally are making Halloween masks, but they want to make them really scary. Cat takes them to meet Aiya, the Aye Aye, in the forest of Spookywoowoo. Aiya shows them, that even though he may look scary - his big ears, huge eyes and long fingers help him to find food. And now Nick and Sally know just how to make their masks scary!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#104H] Daniel Gets Mad/Katerina Gets Mad Daniel Gets Mad - Daniel Tiger and Prince Wednesday are looking forward to playing at the beach. Then it starts to rain and Mom Tiger says they can't go outside, which makes them very mad. After Mom Tiger helps the boys deal with their mad feelings and they're calm, they come up with a grr-ific plan to make a beach - indoors! Katerina Gets Mad - It's New Instrument Day at Music Man Stan's Music Shop. Everyone is excited, but Katerina Kittycat gets mad when someone else picks the instrument she wants to play. Music Man Stan helps guide Katerina through her mad feelings by teaching everyone how to dance, stomp and sing their mad feelings away. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#512H] Caillou Tells The Truth Olive Muddle: Grandma brings over some delicious treats for the kids to try - only they're full of olives. Caillou doesn't like olives, but he doesn't know how to tell Grandma he doesn't like her cherished dishes...until...he can't stand to eat another one! Caillou blurts out the truth and realizes Grandma isn't upset - everyone has likes and dislikes - even her! Educational Objective: The importance of honesty; communicating with others. Caillou's Clay Play: Caillou and Leo accidentally break Rosie's clay poodle while playing. Instead of telling the truth, they try to make another clay poodle for Rosie...but end up with a few misshapen oddities - e.g. a lionoodle and an elephantoodle. When Caillou and Leo finally confess, it turns out Rosie is equally happy with her new and unique clay creatures. Educational Objective: Realizing it's better to tell the truth after damaging someone's property. The Lightning Ball Express: Mrs. Howard brings over an old train set for Caillou to play with. Caillou has much fun with it...until he breaks the train! Instead of telling Mrs. Howard, Caillou attempts to hide from her. When his rouse fails, Caillou confesses to breaking the train and is surprised to learn that Mrs. Howard's son broke it many a time as a child...and she knows how to fix it! Educational Objective: It's always better to tell the truth. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#706H] George and Allie's Lawn Service/Curious George's Scavenger Hunt * George and Allie's Lawn Service - George and Allie are crazy about Mr.Renkins' new kids -- baby goats named Suzy and Sammy. But when the goats keep escaping their pen and chewing on everything in sight, can George and Allie find a way to keep their new friends penned up?
    *Curious George's Scavenger Hunt - It's a race around the city as George, Marco, and Chef Pisghetti go on a shape-finding scavenger hunt to raise money for the animal shelter. They find rectangles, stars, and circles, but how are they ever going to find 100 diamonds?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#207H] Tough Enough/How Cool Is Coral * Tough Enough - Nick and Sally are trying to guess what animal is the toughest one - is it a lion? Oh no, it must be the enormous elephant! Why not at all, says The Cat. The toughest of all is a teeny tiny Waterbear. Huh? Off to meet Cat's friend Wally the Waterbear. After shrinking down in the Thingamajigger, they find Wally and start to play the Tough Enough game! Wally is tough enough to live anywhere, so it's off to Freeze Your Knees Snowland to test it out. Then they go to the super hot Gritchity-Gratch Desert, then even a trip into space! Wally can live anywhere! He really is the toughest of all!
    * How Cool is Coral - The Cat needs help! He needs to get his fish friend Ting Tang Tony back to his family. Off to Scoobamareen they go!Tony and Cat got distracted while he was drawing pictures of the beautiful coral that's all around them. Using Cat's drawings as a map,they swim to get Tony back home. Along the way they meet little polyps that live in the coral and learn that they actually helped to make it! They learn about how long it takes to make and how delicate it is. Luckily they soon find Tony's family and they're reunited. Back home Nick and Sally make their own coral drawings, cause you never know when the Cat might need help again!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 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)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#133H] An Armored Tail Tale/Pterasaur Flying Club * An Armored Tail Tale - The Pteranodons tag along as Hank Ankylosaurus visits the Big Pond to scout a Dinoball talent named Eugene Euoplocephalus. Eugene is a smaller version of Hank, an armored dinosaur with a giant tail-club. Hank and Eugene really hit it off, and after they all play Dinoball, Hank recruits Eugene to play on his team!
    * Pterosaur Flying Club - Tiny and Shiny practice their swoop-de-loops and other flying moves in anticipation of their play-date with fellow Pterosaurs Petey Peteinosaurus and Quincy Quetzalcoatlus. With Buddy helping with the choreography, the Pterosaur Flying Club puts on a flying show!
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#124] Who Me, Jealous?/A Bunny in a Haystack * Who Me, Jealous? - Mrs. Diller is babysitting her sister's puppy Susie. This house may not be big enough for both Susie and Cleo.
    * A Bunny in a Haystack - Then, Emily gets to bring home the class bunny for the weekend and Clifford has been given the responsibility of watching him. When the bunny gets out of the cage, getting him back is tough!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#109] Something Special/Shun Gets in the Game * Something Special - As he tries to help set up for a big Cinco de Mayo party, Clifford begins to doubt that he has any special skills to offer. Will his friends be able to cheer him up and convince him that he does have "something special?"
    * Shun in the Game - It's the first beautiful day of spring and the official opening day of the Courtyard Volleyball season, so why does Shun keep making up excuses for why he can't play?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4216H] The Ironing Monster Leela and Elmo are sorting laundry in the Laundromat when Grover stops by to have his Super Grover cape cleaned. Grover realizes that people all over the Laundromat need his help. Bert has soggy socks, Gina is out of fabric softener, and Cookie Monster has a stain. Without his cape, Grover decides that a new super hero must be born! Grover returns as Iron Monster, complete with a metal suit! Chris shows up asking Leela to break his dollar so he can do his laundry. Iron Monster misunderstands and wrestles with the dollar to "break" it. Leela comes back and explains that Chris just needs quarters- four quarters for each dollar. Gabi comes to the Laundromat with two mustard stains on her sweatshirt. Iron Monster tries to get rid of the stains by subtracting them, but adds five more stains instead! Leela shows Iron Monster how to subtract all of the stains with a stain remover as Elmo counts along. Finally, Iron Monster tries to solve Maria's problem by using static cling to find Maria's missing sock. After laundry goes flying everywhere, Leela suggests they check the missing sock box. They sort through different patterns and find the lost red and white striped sock. Finally, Grover's cape is ready. Before he flies off for his next adventure, Grover points out that Iron Monster is not needed anymore because the Laundromat already has a fantastic super hero, Leela. Elmo and Grover even name her, Iron Leela! THEME: Cognitive Reasoning L / 7 duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#20087] (original broadcast date: 4/22/14)
    * Senator John McCain discusses Russia and Ukraine
    * Ken and Ben Lerer of Lerer Ventures
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#903H] Perbacco, Federicos Tapas & Wine Bar, Old Skool Exquisitely executed Milanese specialties shine at Perbacco in San Francisco's Financial district. Next, family-owned Federicos Tapas & Wine Bar in Union City offers savory small plates from around the globe, replete with colorful Venezuelan vim and vigor. Finally, San Francisco's Old Skool Cafe puts a progressive and philanthropic spin on classic supper club dining. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1413H] It's Pasta Night! Test cook Becky Hayes reveals the secrets to Foolproof Spaghetti Carbonara. Then, host Christopher Kimball answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Next, host Christopher Kimball explains the science behind proteins in eggs. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Jarred Green Olives. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the best Summer Pasta Puttanesca. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#201H] Coffee Cakes If you love coffee cakes as much as Martha does - you'll love learning all four of the indispensable recipes featured in this episode. Watch as Martha demonstrates a rhubarb upside-down crumb cake, jam-filled crumb-topped coffee cake muffins, a streusel cake with a confectioners' sugar glaze, and a glazed lemon blueberry coffee cake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17113H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10913] * South Sudan * Asian diplomacy * Hepatitis C * Safer tanker trains * Affirmative action duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17113H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Curious George [#706H] George and Allie's Lawn Service/Curious George's Scavenger Hunt * George and Allie's Lawn Service - George and Allie are crazy about Mr.Renkins' new kids -- baby goats named Suzy and Sammy. But when the goats keep escaping their pen and chewing on everything in sight, can George and Allie find a way to keep their new friends penned up?
    *Curious George's Scavenger Hunt - It's a race around the city as George, Marco, and Chef Pisghetti go on a shape-finding scavenger hunt to raise money for the animal shelter. They find rectangles, stars, and circles, but how are they ever going to find 100 diamonds?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#123H] Surprise Surprise/A Howling Good Time * Surprise Surprise - Try as they might, Nick and Sally just can't learn to do a somersault. Luckily Cat's friend Luis the Armadillo is the king of the roly polys! But when they find Luis, they learn that he only rolls when he gets surprised. They take turns trying to surprise him, and when they finally do, they're the ones surprised when they learn that not only can Luis roll, but he can even run underwater! Back at home, they follow Luis' advice and are now able to somersault!
    * A Howling Good Time - Nick and Sally are pretending to be lost adventurers when Sally wonders what to do if you really do get lost. The Cat in the Hat knows a wolf pup who knows all about getting lost and found! In the Hooty Howly Woods Grayson shows them how wolves howl to communicate and to find each other. Now Sally and Nick know one thing to do if they get lost - howl for mom!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#131H] Masked Bandits As they prepare for a creature costume party, the Wild Kratts team begins to notice all sorts of strange things happening in the Tortuga HQ. Jimmy is sure there is a ghost or monster living with them, but the Kratt brothers are convinced it's some kind of creature. When the gang sets out to discover who is causing all the trouble, they discover that certain animals gravitate towards human habitation because it provides food and protection from predators. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10913] * South Sudan * Asian diplomacy * Hepatitis C * Safer tanker trains * Affirmative action duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33081] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, Apple reports strong quarterly results and announces a huge stock split. Is it a good move for investors? And, Coke shareholders approve its controversial executive pay package. Tonight, Warren Buffett, Coca-Cola's biggest shareholder, reacts to the vote. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 pm
    QUEST [#710H] Reawakening Extinct Species New genetic technologies are making it possible for scientists to try to bring back extinct species. Meet researcher Ben Novak at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who is working to revive the passenger pigeon, once the most abundant bird in the world, and Harvard Medical School's George Church, who is trying to engineer a woolly mammoth. It may be possible, but is it right to turn back the clock? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nature [#3110] Snow Monkeys In the frigid valleys of Japan's Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys make their way and raise their families in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows their place. Their leader is still new to the job and something of a solitary grouch. But one little monkey, innocently unaware of his own lowly social rank, reaches out to this lonely leader, forming a bond with him that manages over time to warm his less than sunny disposition. It is a rare and remarkable gesture that alters both their lives. Changing seasons bring new babies to care for, a profusion of insects and blossoms to eat, family disagreements to squabble over and tragedies to overcome. Mating season brings competition for females as the days grow shorter and colder in a rush toward winter. But with their now confident leader to guide them and their families to shelter and care for them, this troop of snow monkeys is ready to face the world. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#4110] Inside Animal Minds: Who's The Smartest? What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? We have all gazed into a creature's eyes and wondered: what is it thinking about? What does it really know? Now, the revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions. In this mini-series, Nova explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures: dogs, birds and dolphins. We'll travel into the spectacularly nuanced noses of dogs and wolves, and ask whether their reliance on different senses has shaped their evolution. We'll see through the eyes of a starling in flight and test the tool-using skills of the smartest of birds, the crow. We'll listen in as scientists track dolphins in the Caribbean and elephants on the African savannah, trying to unlock the secrets of animal communication. As we discover how researchers are pushing the animal mind to its limits, we'll uncover surprising similarities to - and differences from - the human mind. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Your Inner Fish [#103H] Your Inner Monkey Our primate progenitors had bodies a lot like those of modern monkeys and spent tens of millions of years living in trees. From them we inherited our versatile hands, amazing vision and capable brains - but also some less beneficial traits, including our bad backs and terrible sense of smell. duration 55:01   SRND51 TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Rebels with a Cause Narrated by Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand, this program spotlights a group of dedicated conservationists who fought to preserve open space, protect agriculture and wildlife, and establish public parks near San Francisco. Beginning in the 1950s, ordinary citizens from all walks of life, concerned by the intentions of residential land developers and the environmental cost of "progress," began banding together to save a vast stretch of Northern California coastline. Their passionate activism at both the local and federal level helped create Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. These precedent-setting efforts also raised Californians' awareness of their power to promote change, fostered a national movement to preserve open spaces, and shaped the environmental movement of today. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#20088] (original broadcast date: 4/23/14)
    * Tom Donilon, former Security Adviser to President Obama on Ukraine
    * Senator Elizabeth Warren on her book "A Fighting Chance"
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
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