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KQED Plus: Saturday, August 23, 2014

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Saturday, August 23, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3275] Tavis talks with 5-time Emmy winning actor Allison Janney, who discusses her roles in her latest - and very different - projects: CBS' comedy, Mom, and the Showtime drama series, Masters of Sex. Originally aired on June 10, 2014 duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    KQED NEWSROOM [#140H] Special Edition: California Prisons Invest in Rehabilitation for "Lifer" Inmates
    Special Edition: California Prisons Invest in Rehabilitation for "Lifer" Inmates

    Until recently, prisoners serving life sentences in California had slim chances of ever getting paroled. With sentences of 15, 25 or 30 years to life, most of these so-called "lifers" are doing time for murder. Now, driven by court rulings that make it harder to deny parole, a record number of lifers are getting out -- nearly 2,300 since 2009, or more than three times the number paroled in the previous 17 years combined.

    For the first time, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is offering classes aimed directly at lifers to prepare them for life on the outside. The prisoners who participate don't know if they'll ever get out, but they say the classes help them develop life skills, understand the impact of their crimes, and show the parole board that they're no longer a risk to public safety.

    Scott Shafer goes inside Solano Prison in Vacaville to see what the CDCR's programs have to offer and also hears from a paroled lifer about his struggles and successes.

    Thuy Vu talks with parole board chief Jennifer Shaffer about what the board looks for and how hearings are conducted. A panel discussion moderated by Scott Shafer provides additional perspective.

    Guests:
    • Jennifer Shaffer, Board of Parole Hearings Executive Officer
    • Carla Javits, REDF CEO & President
    • Gary Lieberstein, Napa County District Attorney
    • Marvin Speed, California State Parole Administrator

    Further Reporting:
    New Classes Aim to Help Paroled "Lifer" Inmates After Release
    More Lifers Coverage

    duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 1:00 am
    New Tricks [#603] Fresh Starts Gerry takes pity on David Fleeting, who claims a sighting of his wife Victoria, who apparently died in a car crash eighteen months earlier while he was working abroad. The body was identified by her sister Sarah, but it seems she was lying and she disappears. An exhumation shows the dead woman is a Turkish immigrant whom Victoria, a lawyer at a drop-in centre, was advising and who went missing. duration 49:15   STEREO
  • 2:00 am
    Midsomer Murders [#815H] Midsomer Rhapsody, Part 1 Old music teacher Arthur Leggot is bludgeoned to death when confronting an intruder in his home who apparently came for the manuscript of a piece of music by the late composer Joan Alder. And, predictably, where the manuscript goes, murders follow. duration 46:19   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:48 am
    Midsomer Murders [#816H] Midsomer Rhapsody, Part 2 Old music teacher Arthur Leggot is bludgeoned to death when confronting an intruder in his home who apparently came for the manuscript of a piece of music by the late composer Joan Alder. And, predictably, where the manuscript goes, murders follow. duration 46:39   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:36 am
    Inspector George Gently [#103H] Bomber's Moon Is the death of a German businessman connected to anti-German sentiments or connected to Army Special Forces? duration 1:28:25   STEREO TVG
  • 5:06 am
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [#109] Perfect Husband Russell Partridge, a rich and respectable art collector, threatens to kill his wife at nine o'clock on their first wedding anniversary. She doesn't know if she believes him, and Lestrade doesn't either. Holmes takes the threat seriously and is able to thwart an attempt on her life. He also makes a gruesome discovery in a secret hiding place. duration 26:36   TVG
  • 5:33 am
    Music Voyager [#102] Rajasthan The Music Voyager travels to Rajasthan, the desert state in northwestern India with an influential cultural legacy. Known as the birthplace of the Gypsies, Rajasthani music is as colorful and soulful as its surroundings. Edgar embarks on a hair-raising drive along India's dangerous back roads, before arriving at the ancient city of Jaipur. He is treated to a concert by Gypsy band, Musafir and a blazing performance by the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band in front of the magnificent Amber Fort. From there, Edgar moves on to the blue city of Jodhpur for a visit with the Maharaja in an enchanting voyage of musical discovery. duration 26:30   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman's latest special sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers "find financial solutions for you." As always, Suze's advice is based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of ourselves and our emotional needs. The special's central theme is that our financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of "the goal of money." As Suze perceptively defines it: "The goal of money is to make you feel secure." Our financial solutions should work to fulfill that goal. In addition, Suze stresses the importance of making financial decisions that you feel comfortable with. Financial problems are caused when you do things with money that do not seem "right" to you, despite pressures and advice from others. duration 1:57:06   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    60s Girl Grooves (My Music) For the first time ever, the "My Music" series spotlights the girl groups and female singers of the 1960s in a special which features the rarest footage and original performances from back in the early and mid-1960s. Clips come from worldwide archives including American Bandstand, Where The Action Is, Shindig!, and many other vaults thought long lost. "This time in American pop music is very special," says series creator TJ Lubinsky. "it's a time of innocence, angst, puppy love, heartbreak, and most of all great memories of younger carefree times - like the feeling we all share of that one special summer we all had in our teens - wherever we were hearing these songs on the radio." It's early rock and pop at its best on PBS. Hosted by the always "Supreme" Mary Wilson. duration 1:59:10   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross [#101B] The Black Atlantic (1500-1800) The Black Atlantic explores the truly global experiences that created the African American people. Beginning a full century before the first documented '20-and-odd' slaves arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, the episode portrays the earliest Africans, both slave and free, who arrived on these shores. But the Trans-Atlantic slave trade would soon become a vast empire connecting three continents. Through stories of individuals caught in its web, like a ten-year-old girl named Priscilla who was transported from Sierra Leone to South Carolina in the mid-18th century, we trace the emergence of plantation slavery in the American South. The late 18th century saw a global explosion of freedom movements, and The Black Atlantic examines what that Era of Revolutions-American, French and Haitian-would mean for African Americans, and for slavery in America. duration 1:07:22   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:07 am
    African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross [#102B] The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) The Age of Slavery illustrates how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution. For free black people in places like Philadelphia, these years were a time of tremendous opportunity. But for most African Americans, this era represented a new nadir. King Cotton fueled the rapid expansion of slavery into new territories, and a Second Middle Passage forcibly relocated African Americans from the Upper South into the Deep South. Yet as slavery intensified, so did resistance. From individual acts to mass rebellions, African Americans demonstrated their determination to undermine and ultimately eradicate slavery in every state in the nation. Courageous individuals, such as Harriet Tubman, Richard Allen and Frederick Douglass, played a crucial role in forcing the issue of slavery to the forefront of national politics, helping to create the momentum that would eventually bring the country to war. duration 1:12:02   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:19 pm
    African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross [#103B] Into The Fire (1861-1896) Into the Fire examines the most tumultuous and consequential period in African American history: the Civil War and the end of slavery, and Reconstruction's thrilling but tragically brief "moment in the sun." From the beginning, African Americans were agents of their own liberation, forcing the Union to confront the issue of slavery by fleeing the plantations and taking up arms to serve with honor in the United States Colored Troops. After Emancipation, African Americans sought to realize the promise of freedom-rebuilding families shattered by slavery; demanding economic, political and civil rights; even winning elected office. Just a few years later, however, an intransigent South mounted a swift and vicious campaign of terror to restore white supremacy and roll back African American rights. Yet the achievements of Reconstruction would remain very much alive in the collective memory of the African American community. duration 1:12:42   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:32 pm
    African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross [#104B] Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940) Something from Nothing portrays the Jim Crow era, when African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the harsh, narrow confines of segregation. At the turn of the 20th century, a steady stream of African Americans left the South, fleeing the threat of racial violence, and searching for better opportunities in the North and the West. Leaders like Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey organized, offering vastly different strategies to further black empowerment and equality. Yet successful black institutions and individuals were always at risk. At the same time, the ascendance of black arts and culture showed that a community with a strong identity and sense of pride was taking hold in spite of Jim Crow. "The Harlem Renaissance" would not only redefine how America saw African Americans, but how African Americans saw themselves. duration 1:24:03   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:56 pm
    African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross [#105B] Rise! (1940-1968) Rise! examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable. Beginning in World War II, African Americans who helped fight fascism abroad came home to face the same old racial violence. But this time, mass media-from print to radio and TV-broadcast that injustice to the world, planting seeds of resistance. And the success of black entrepreneurs and entertainers fueled African American hopes and dreams. In December 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, heralding the dawn of a new movement of quiet resistance, with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as its public face. Before long, masses of African Americans practiced this nonviolent approach at great personal risk to integrate public schools, lunch counters and more. As the civil rights movement scored one historic victory after another, non-violence was still all too often met with violence-until finally, enough was enough. By 1968, Dr. King, the apostle of non-violence, would be assassinated, unleashing a new call for "Black Power" across the country. duration 1:23:03   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:19 pm
    African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross [#106B] A More Perfect Union (1968-2013) After 1968, African Americans set out to build a bright new future on the foundation of the civil rights movement's victories, but a growing class disparity threatened to split the black community in two. As hundreds of African Americans won political office across the country and the black middle class made unprecedented progress, larger economic and political forces isolated the black urban poor in the inner cities, vulnerable to new social ills and an epidemic of incarceration. Yet African Americans of all backgrounds came together to support Illinois Senator Barack Obama in his historic campaign for the presidency of the United States. When he won in 2008, many hoped that America had finally transcended race and racism. By the time of his second victory, it was clear that many issues, including true racial equality, remain to be resolved. Now we ask: How will African Americans help redefine the United States in the years to come? duration 1:29:18   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Yosemite Through The Eyes of a Buffalo Soldier Over 100 years ago, before there was such a thing as a National Park Ranger, Yosemite was under the care and protection of the US Army. In 1903, Sergeant Elizy Boman, Troop "K" Ninth Cavalry, was dispatched to Yosemite National Park. He was a Buffalo Soldier, a Black Indian, and through the compelling performance of Park Ranger and historian Shelton Johnson, we hear Sergeant Boman's stories and experiences through time. Filmed on location throughout the beautiful high country of Yosemite, this unique film provides a window to Yosemite's past. duration 1:26:58   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Big Band Years This Big Band music retrospective features the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom with brassy legends that will take you on a "Sentimental Journey". This is a very warm and nostalgic program that compiles the original hit makers and legends that define the GI and generations' memories. Nick Clooney and Peter Marshall host this event, which for the first time mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage from the Big Band days. duration 1:58:31   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman's latest special sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers "find financial solutions for you." As always, Suze's advice is based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of ourselves and our emotional needs. The special's central theme is that our financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of "the goal of money." As Suze perceptively defines it: "The goal of money is to make you feel secure." Our financial solutions should work to fulfill that goal. In addition, Suze stresses the importance of making financial decisions that you feel comfortable with. Financial problems are caused when you do things with money that do not seem "right" to you, despite pressures and advice from others. duration 1:57:06   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Film School Shorts [#202H] This Perfect World SHORT TERM 12 (San Diego State University) One eventful day at a group home for at risk adolescents turns into a personal journey for the head counselor, who must balance violent quarrels with a birthday celebration. Directed by Destin Cretton.

    DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (Ringling College of Art and Design) A little girl visits the land of the dead and experiences the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos with the help of someone very special to her. Winner of a Student Academy Award. Directed and produced by Lindsey St. Pierre, Kate Reynolds, and Ashley Graham.
    duration 26:01   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 12:00 am
    Yosemite Through The Eyes of a Buffalo Soldier Over 100 years ago, before there was such a thing as a National Park Ranger, Yosemite was under the care and protection of the US Army. In 1903, Sergeant Elizy Boman, Troop "K" Ninth Cavalry, was dispatched to Yosemite National Park. He was a Buffalo Soldier, a Black Indian, and through the compelling performance of Park Ranger and historian Shelton Johnson, we hear Sergeant Boman's stories and experiences through time. Filmed on location throughout the beautiful high country of Yosemite, this unique film provides a window to Yosemite's past. duration 1:26:58   STEREO TVG
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