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KQED 9: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#20108] (original broadcast date: 5/21/14)
    * David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker magazine on his book "The 40's: The Story of a Decade"
    * Daniel Ek, founder and CEO of Spotify
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#33101H] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, Federal Reserve officials discussed the outlook for rates at their last meeting and one other topic that could have an even bigger impact on the economy. And, Target may be feeling the impact of the data breach for a while to come, but the retailer's Interim CEO has a plan to get shoppers back in the store. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    QUEST [#701H] Next Meal: Engineering Food Discover how genetically engineered crops are made, their pros and cons, and what the future might hold for research and regulations such as labeling. In a half-hour special, QUEST Northern California explores genetically engineered crops in the wake of Proposition 37, the November 2012 initiative that would have required foods containing genetically engineered ingredients to be labeled in California. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#3112H] The Gathering Swarms This program looks at some of the most extraordinary swarms on the planet, including a view from inside a locust swarm, mayflies along the Mississippi, 17-year cicadas, and brine fly hatches over Lake Victoria. Superswarms of finch-like quelea in Africa merit attempts at control through assaults on their roosts, while aggressive swarms of silver carp in North American seem able to overcome any kind of restraint. Dangerous swarms of killer bees, however, can be controlled to the point that they can be worn as a human bee suit. But beyond the power of sheer numbers, increasingly complex and organized swarms eventually give rise to swarm intelligence that allows complex decisions to be made. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Nova [#3902H] Bombing Hitler's Dams In 1943 a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in history -- destroying two gigantic dams in Germany's industrial heartland and cutting the water supply to arms factories -- with a revolutionary bouncing bomb invented by British engineer Barnes Wallis. Wallis and the pilots of 617 Squadron -- a lively mix of Britons, Australians, Americans and Canadians -- were hailed as heroes and dealt a mighty blow to the German war machine. In this program, NOVA recreates the extreme engineering challenges faced by Wallis and the pilots with the aid of six spectacular experiments. A crack team of experts including dam engineers, explosives specialists, mechanics and aircrew step into the shoes of the Dambusters and attempt to overcome each obstacle in turn. duration 1:55:01   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Pacific Heartbeat [#302] The Illness & The Odyssey A cure for Alzheimer's. A Nobel Prize. An honored place in medical history. All of this hangs in the balance as scientists race to find the cure for a rare disease found on one remote Pacific island. This program tells the story of a deadly, mind-wasting disease that could, potentially, hold the key to solving the riddle of so many other neurological nightmares. It features the renowned neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks and as well as many other luminaries in the field of neuroscience. Based on the book "The Island of the Colorblind" by Dr. Sacks, the film traces the struggle to solve a medical mystery plaguing a native population living on Guam. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#116H] Yet Another Tree Problem/The Romeo and Juliet Problem Yet Another Tree Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. The tables are turned! Peg is stuck up in the tree and Cat must figure out how to get her down...by making a ladder out of found objects. Primary Content: Up, down; Secondary Content: Horizontal, vertical.
    The Romeo and Juliet Problem - Verona, circa 1500. Peg and Cat help their poetic pal Romeo reach Juliet's balcony using a series of horizontal and vertical lines. Primary Content: Horizontal, vertical; Secondary Content: Parallel.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#139H] When I Grow Up/Doing It Differently * When I Grow Up - Sally and Nick are trying to guess what they'll be when they grow up when the Cat drops in for a visit. Cat is sure Nick and Sally will never guess what his friend Puggle will be when she grows up. When they see her, they start guessing right away! A frog? A duck? No, a beaver! They discover that, while Puggle may have some similarities to other creatures, she will grow up to be a duck billed platypus!
    * Doing It Differently - Nick and Sally can't seem to find Harvey the guinea pig. They find the Cat in the Hat instead! Cat suggests that Sally and Nick might find Harvey by meeting three friends who always do things differently - like a bird that runs instead of flies, or a cat that swims, or a fish that walks on the mud! Nick and Sally are sure to find Harvey now - by doing it differently!
    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 [#522H] Caillou The Brave Caillou's Camel Ride: Caillou is afraid to go on a camel ride after Leo tells him camels are mean and they like to spit! At the zoo, Caillou tries everything he can think of to avoid the camels. When Mommy and Daddy finally catch on to Caillou's hesitation, they insist he doesn't have to ride a camel, but should at least see a real camel and decide for himself. As Caillou learns about the camel from its trainer, he feels better and finally decides to take that camel ride. Educational Objective: Having the correct information can reduce and even conquer fears. It's Not Too Big For Me!: Caillou is keen to go sledding on the "Big Hill" until he stands at the top of the hill and realizes it really IS BIG. Daddy senses Caillou is afraid to admit he's not ready for the big hill and gives Caillou an out by saying Rosie needs someone to play with on the little hill. Later, when Andre decides to sled down the big hill, but he too is afraid, Caillou helps his friend by asking Andre to sled on the little hill with him. Educational Objective: Recognizing limits and realizing it's okay to be afraid. Caillou's Flying Saucer: Caillou thinks he's seen a flying saucer in his yard just like the one in his comic books and is determined to prove it to his friends! Trying to catch a flying saucer is much harder than he thought and Caillou is disappointed when he eventually discovers it is only a tin plate blowing around in the wind. Now what will he tell his friends? Caillou feels better when he realizes he solved the mystery, regardless of what the flying saucer turned out to be. Educational Objective: Not jumping to conclusions; looking for evidence to prove or disprove a theory. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#806H] Red Planet Monkey/Tortilla Express * Red Planet Monkey - George is thrilled to visit Pizza and Einstein's Space Center to help solve a problem with the Mars rover. But a sleepy monkey falls asleep and wakes to discover that he and the Man with the Yellow Hat are going to Mars! Can the curious little monkey figure out what's been gumming up the rover's controls? Or was it all just a wonderful dream?
    * Tortilla Express - When the grocer runs out of masa (cornmeal), George and Marco are worried they won't be able to make Marco's famous tortillas for his abuela's birthday. Thankfully, Uncle Enrique makes it his mission to find the key ingredient. During their ride on the "Tortilla Express," all three learn where masa comes from and how it gets from the farm to Marco's table.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#140H] Seasons - Spring and Summer/Seasons - Fall and Winter * Seasons - Spring and Summer - For Show and Tell at school, Nick and Sally must bring something from their favourite season. But how can they choose which is their favourite? The Cat in the Hat takes them to the magical Garden of Seasons, where they can visit any season they like, any time they like! They meet three young animals and journey with them as they begin to grow up. Sally decides that she has two favourite seasons, and with the pictures taken from the Snaparama camera, she now has a scrapbook of pictures to show why! < br />* Seasons - Fall and Winter - It's Nick's turn to choose a favourite season. Back to the Garden of Seasons to visit Fall and Winter! In Fall, they meet up with their friends from Spring and Summer to have a going away party for Candy the goose who's about to fly south. In Winter, they have a great time playing with Sam the hare while all his other friends hibernate. Nick can't decide on just one season, so he makes a picture of all the fun they had in both seasons! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#115H] The Mega Mall Problem/The Cleopatra Problem The Mega Mall Problem - The Mega Mall. Peg and Cat search the enormous Mega Mall for the teens so they can all enter the Zebra Guy dance contest. Primary Content: Attributes of objects; Secondary Content: Maps.
    The Cleopatra Problem - Ancient Egypt. When Peg and Cat are playing marbles among the pyramids with Queen Cleopatra, Peg's marble is stolen by a mysterious man with an orange triangular beard. Primary Content: Using a pan balance to compare weight; Secondary Content: Triangles.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#218H] A Heck of a Neck/Gilbert Visits The Nest The Pteranodon kids have a Nature Trackers adventure when they meet Denise Diplodocus, a super-long, super big dinosaur. At first the kids mistake Denise's neck for a snake, and tail as a bridge. Later, Denise amazes the kids, telling them how hard it is for her to raise up her long, heavy neck. Shiny and the others help her raise her neck higher than normal just once, but it feels better for Denise to keep closer to the ground and low-lying trees. Shiny is nervous about Gilbert's impending visit to Pteranodon Terrace. She goes into a cleaning frenzy, wanting everything to look perfect, and her siblings to act perfectly. When Gilbert arrives, everyone starts having fun except Shiny who feels ignored. Soon Gilbert and the other kids persuade Shiny to join them, and they all eat, play, and laugh together. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#205] Magic in the Air/Everyone Loves Clifford * Magic in the Air - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Responsible. When the Peter Poundstone Magician craze sweeps the island, Charley gets carried away and neglects an important assignment.
    * Everyone Loves Clifford - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Kind. When Emily Elizabeth scratches Clifford's "sweet spot," his back leg starts thumping and the whole island shakes!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#205] Celebrating Spring/Garden Delights * Celebrating Spring: The kids gather to turn a vacant lot into a city garden. But without a plan, things turn into a chaotic mess. It's only when they finally work together that they create a beautiful garden.
    * Garden Delights: When Jenny replants a broken willow branch so that it can grow to be a new tree, Norville tells the gang the same trick works with broken toys. The animals' effort to replant their toys results in nothing but a big muddy mess, until the kids come to their aid, and on their own, decide to create new toys from the old.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4413H] Big Bird Nest Sale Snuffy helps Big Bird with his nest sale and accidentally sells Big Bird's teddy bear, Radar. Educational Objectives: Cognitive Reasoning, Emotional Development duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#20108] (original broadcast date: 5/21/14)
    * David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker magazine on his book "The 40's: The Story of a Decade"
    * Daniel Ek, founder and CEO of Spotify
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Healing A.D.D. with Dr. Daniel Amen ADD or ADHD is a national health crisis that continues to grow-yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly treated illnesses today. Kids and adults are put on powerful stimulant medications in short office visits without any biological information, and the stories of these medications hurting children and adults are common and persistent.
    In this national public television program, psychiatrist Daniel Amen and his wife nurse Tana Amen take a completely new look at ADD and explain 7 unique types based on the extensive brain imaging work of the Amen Clinics on tens of thousands of ADD patients. Treating all people with ADD the same invites failure and frustration and can be a disaster, as the traditional treatments that make two of the types better can make the other 5 types worse.
    The show is divided into three parts. In Part One, the myths and misconceptions about ADD will be discussed as well as the hallmark ADD symptoms. In Part Two, the 7 different types of ADD will be described in detail. And, in Part Three Dr. and Mrs. Amen we'll give you a clear method for Healing ADD, including the best natural treatments. They are not opposed to medication, but think it's smart to start with lifestyle and natural treatments first.
    duration 1:57:22   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10934] UKRAINE ON THE EDGE - Violence erupted in eastern Ukraine today after separatists launched an attack on a military checkpoint in the Donetsk region. Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Margaret Warner reports from the ground in Ukraine on the separatists attacks and what they could mean for the country's May 25th presidential elections.
    NSA - The House of Representatives passed legislation today to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records by an overwhelming majority. It's the first legislative response to the NSA revelations disclosed by Edward Snowden, but some critics say it's not enough. Senior Correspondent Hari Sreenivassan discusses the bill with New York Times correspondent Charlie Savage.
    LIFE ON MINIMUM WAGE - What's it like to make ends meet on minimum wage? Business and Economics Correspondent Paul Solomon reports from Washington - the state with the highest minimum wage in the country and one that's indexed for inflation. Paul profiles a baggage handler at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport and a Seattle McDonald's employee as part of his ongoing reporting "Making Sen$e" of financial news.
    TIMOTHY GEITHNER - Gwen Ifill sits down with former Treasurer Secretary Timothy Geithner to talk about his new book, "Stress Test," which chronicles his experience during the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath.
    RUSSIA/CHINA OIL DEAL - China has signed a deal, estimated to be worth $400 billion, for Russian natural gas that solidifies economic linkages between the two nations for the next 30 years. Jeff Brown unpacks the deal and the impact it could have on international markets.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17142H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Curious George [#806H] Red Planet Monkey/Tortilla Express * Red Planet Monkey - George is thrilled to visit Pizza and Einstein's Space Center to help solve a problem with the Mars rover. But a sleepy monkey falls asleep and wakes to discover that he and the Man with the Yellow Hat are going to Mars! Can the curious little monkey figure out what's been gumming up the rover's controls? Or was it all just a wonderful dream?
    * Tortilla Express - When the grocer runs out of masa (cornmeal), George and Marco are worried they won't be able to make Marco's famous tortillas for his abuela's birthday. Thankfully, Uncle Enrique makes it his mission to find the key ingredient. During their ride on the "Tortilla Express," all three learn where masa comes from and how it gets from the farm to Marco's table.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#136H] Big Cats/Fantastic Flour * Big Cats - When Sally and Nick have difficulty sneaking up on Nick's Mom to surprise her, The Cat brings them to meet some great sneaker-uppers - cats! Three big cats in particular. The kids learn to be patient from a snow leopard, speedy from a cheetah and the trick of distraction from a lion. Back in Nick's yard they sneak up on his mom and surprise her! Then Nick and Sally are surprised when the best sneaker-upper sneaks up on them - The Cat!
    * Fantastic Flour - Nick and Sally are making their "Best Ever Yummy For Your Tummy" muffins when they realize they don't have enough flour. Cat knows just where to get more - Finola's Farm! With help from Cat, Sally, Nick, and the Things, Finola harvests the wheat then shows them how to turn it into flour. Now that they have enough flour,they can finish making their muffins!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#140H] Raptor Roundup Martin and Chris challenge themselves to ID as many hawks, eagles, owls, falcons and vultures as they can. But the evil endangered species chef, Gaston Gourmand has his own plan for the raptors and has been capturing them all in his quest to find the tastiest bird wing. Will the Wild Kratts team succeed in rescuing the raptors before they become Gourmand's next gourmet delicacy? They'll have to use everything they know about classification and birds of prey - to round up the raptors and return them to where they belong - living free and in the wild! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10934] UKRAINE ON THE EDGE - Violence erupted in eastern Ukraine today after separatists launched an attack on a military checkpoint in the Donetsk region. Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Margaret Warner reports from the ground in Ukraine on the separatists attacks and what they could mean for the country's May 25th presidential elections.
    NSA - The House of Representatives passed legislation today to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records by an overwhelming majority. It's the first legislative response to the NSA revelations disclosed by Edward Snowden, but some critics say it's not enough. Senior Correspondent Hari Sreenivassan discusses the bill with New York Times correspondent Charlie Savage.
    LIFE ON MINIMUM WAGE - What's it like to make ends meet on minimum wage? Business and Economics Correspondent Paul Solomon reports from Washington - the state with the highest minimum wage in the country and one that's indexed for inflation. Paul profiles a baggage handler at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport and a Seattle McDonald's employee as part of his ongoing reporting "Making Sen$e" of financial news.
    TIMOTHY GEITHNER - Gwen Ifill sits down with former Treasurer Secretary Timothy Geithner to talk about his new book, "Stress Test," which chronicles his experience during the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath.
    RUSSIA/CHINA OIL DEAL - China has signed a deal, estimated to be worth $400 billion, for Russian natural gas that solidifies economic linkages between the two nations for the next 30 years. Jeff Brown unpacks the deal and the impact it could have on international markets.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33102H] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, McDonald's meets with shareholders who want to know how the company plans to increase sales while protestors outside demand higher wages. And, why are prescription drugs so expensive and what should be done about it? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#908H] Capo's, Bistro Liaison and La Mar Deep dish pizzas are king at Capo's in North Beach, where a retro Chicago theme inspires the menu and the decor. Next, a little slice of Paris awaits you in Berkeley at Bistro Liaison, where bouillabaisse and boeuf bourguignon are the cr?me de la cr?me. Finally, Peruvian spot La Mar on San Francisco's Embarcadero serves up sea-to-shore selections with a San Francisco twist. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Bee Gees: One Night Only The Bee Gees, in this glossy musical and visual event, perform their biggest singles from the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s, plus songs from their recent CD, Still Waters. Taped at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in November 1997, the concert features the timeless harmonies of Robin, Barry, and the late Maurice Gibb, and includes a special appearance by guest artist Celine Dion, performing "Immortality." Counted among the most successful musical groups of all time, the Bee Gees are the only recording artists to write and produce six straight number-one singles, and the first composers to have five songs in the Top Ten at the same time.

    With a string of hit singles, the Bee Gees became pop stars in the late 1960s. But their participation on the soundtrack of the generation-defining film Saturday Night Fever shot them to mega-stardom in the mid-'70s. Featuring a slew of pop/disco standards like "Stayin' Alive, " "Night Fever" and "How Deep is Your Love," the album remains the biggest selling soundtrack in history, with 40 million copies sold to date.

    The Bee Gees continued their success into the '80s and'90s, with platinum albums like Spirits Having Flown and successful collaborations with the likes of Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick and Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers. In 1997 they were inducted into the Rock ' n' Roll Hall of Fame, and received career achievement awards from the American Music Awards and World Music Awards - tributes to the lasting quality of their work.

    Song List: You Should Be Dancing, Alone, Massachusetts, To Love Somebody, I've Gotta Get a Message to You, Words, Islands in the Stream, Don't Throw it All Away, NightFever, More Than a Woman, Lonely Days, New York Mining Disaster 1941, I Can't See Nobody, And the Sun Will Shine, Nights on Broadway, Heart breaker, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, Immortality, Tragedy, I Started a Joke, Grease, Jive Talkin', How Deep is Your Love, Stayin' Alive, You Should Be Dancing.
    duration 1:59:48   STEREO
  • 9:30 pm
    Brit Floyd: Live at Red Rocks Recorded in August 2013 at Colorado's famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The Brit Floyd phenomenon has been embraced by fans as the world's foremost Pink Floyd tribute show, this 12-piece band will take you back to the '60s and '70s as they re-create a live concert, that defined the rock era. duration 1:29:46   STEREO
  • 11:00 pm
    Clouds of Grace: Yosemite Water This beautifully edited film by world-renown filmmaker Sterling Johnson, photographed over a period of 13 years, was shot entirely in Yosemite National Park, and is a masterpiece to be watched again and again. The glorious waterfalls, pristine lakes, and sparkling streams, along with Yosemite's immense rock mountains, create a deep sense of awe at Yosemite's natural beauty. This visual and emotional experience is simply breathtaking. Diane and David Arkenstone and Ah* Nee*Mah have combined their many talents to provide the rhythmic, melodic, and pulsating Native American-inspired music. duration 55:53   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#20109] (original broadcast date: 5/22/14)
    An hour with Chuck Hagel, US Secretary of Defense
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
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