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KQED Plus: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Channels 9.2 •  54.1, 25.2 | XFINITY 10 and HD 710

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matthew Rutherford Story Once labeled a "youth-at-risk," 30-year-old Matt Rutherford risked it all in an attempt to become the first person to sail alone, and nonstop around North and South America. This documentary tells the story of Matt's death-defying voyage and the childhood odyssey that shaped him.
    Matt Rutherford's childhood was fraught with obstacles. He grew up in an obscure Christian cult, struggled with ADHD and learning disabilities, went to drug rehab at the age of 13, and lived on the streets and in juvenile detention. While attending a special high school, Matt discovered that he actually liked to learn and developed a passion to see the world.
    After graduating, Matt taught himself how to sail. He crossed the Atlantic alone to Europe, sailed south to Africa, and then came back across the Atlantic. Along the way he read about Ernest Shackleton and other Arctic explorers, and became obsessed with sailing the Northwest Passage - the once impassable ice-clogged waterway that links the North Atlantic and the Pacific.
    In June 2011, Matt departed Annapolis, Md., on an old, scrappy 27-foot sailboat. He spent the next 309 days alone at sea braving the icebergs of the Arctic and the treacherous waters of Cape Horn off the coast of southern Chile. Before he embarked on his solo voyage, professional sailors called him crazy and declared his proposed 27,000-mile journey "a suicide mission." But Rutherford proved them wrong. He brought back remarkable video footage as seen in the film and audio logs, raised $120,000 for charity, and entered the record books.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    The Manners of Downton Abbey: A Masterpiece Special Join Alastair Bruce, historical advisor to Downton Abbey, as he reveals the secrets of how the aristocratic set dined and dressed, how they married and made money, how they interacted with the servants, and above all why they behaved as they did in 1900s Britain. Includes revealing interviews with leading cast members, including Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Joanne Froggatt, and many others! duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    More Manners of Downton Abbey: A Masterpiece Special Return to the world of manners with Alastair Bruce, "Downton Abbey's" historical advisor. With interviews with cast members like Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery, the program navigates the social protocol of aristocrats and servants in the 1920s. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Mercy Street [#206H] House of Bondage After Antietam, the Greens suffer a setback and Pinkerton's inquiry heats up. Foster and Samuel visit Foster's family plantation, where they intervene in a difficult labor. The hospital staff unites to oust their chief. Mary's condition worsens. duration 56:46   SRND51 TV14-L
  • 4:00 am
    Forsyte Saga, The [#111H] Episode 11 Jon and Fleur meet at Robin Hill and Fleur relates their parents' history. Jolyon is still very ill and Annette is still having an affair. Fleur realizes she may have to break with Jon; her father presses her to marry Michael Mont. duration 53:00   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Forsyte Saga, The [#112H] Episode 12 Irene, who has told her son Jon about her relationship with Soames, wants to thwart Jon and Fleur's love affair. When Soames and Irene meet again, he recounts their history in a threatening manner. Jon tells Fleur it's over. duration 53:20   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4197] Tavis talks with authors Carol Anderson and Tim Wise about white rage and anxiety in this Trump Presidency and their latest books, White Rage and White Like Me. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4196] Tavis talks with Senator Bernie Sanders about expanding medicare and his latest book Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1619H] Vegetarian Essentials Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the ultimate black bean burgers at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vegetable broth. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make the freshest super greens soup with lemon-tarragon cream. Finally, test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets to making homemade vegetable broth. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#215H] Vegged Out Flavorful, rich, satisfying vegetarian food? It seems impossible, but when you try these heart veggie entrees, you won't even miss the meat. Sara's Rustic Potato and Green Bean Pie couldn't be more filling - and versatile too. There's nothing bland about Spicy Mushroom Enchiladas, cooled off with a blanket of sour cream and avocado. We're devoted to Mu Shoo Vegetables in Pancakes with crunchy cashews and creamy eggs. Sure, vegetarian food is good for you, but who knew it could taste so good too? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Bakes [#503H] Pulled Doughs Join Martha - and a few special guests - to learn expert tips you'll need to prepare pizza, pretzel and strudel doughs, Old World European specialties that involve "pulling" dough. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#320] Fleur Tastings Chef Keller shows how to pack lots of punch and great flavors into small plates with three popular dishes from his restaurant, Fleur. Recipes: Tuna Tacos Slow-Cooked Smoky Baby Ribs, Beef Tartare duration 28:02   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1303H] What's Cooking In Rome? Burt visits the Coliseum and discovers that it had a roof that could be pulled into place during bad weather - 2000 years before the Houston Astrodome. We find out why the Pantheon was never broken down for its marble, look into the best places for pizza, and ice cream, discover a new hotel in the finest part of town and take a private tour of the Vatican, St. Peters and the Sistine Chapel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#310] France's Champagne Region The Champagne region of France bubbles over with fine wine, gourmet cuisine, picturesque towns and gothic spires. We base in Reims, home of the historic cathedral where French kings were crowned. From Reims, we tour wine country, visiting champagne producers both large and small. In the medieval town of Troyes, we shop for fine chocolate and discover a collection of modern art. North of Reims, the city of Charleville delights with its golden architecture and tradition of puppetry. Our final destination is the imposing fortress of Sedan, the largest castle in Europe. Tips on how to buy quality champagne and touring wine country. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#1210H] Nat Bates for Mayor Follow the story of the 2014 mayor's race in Richmond, California, which focuses on the involvement of the Chevron Corporation on local politics. duration 57:57   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 am
    Earth's Natural Wonders [#103H] Living Wonders Witness wonders created by the force that makes our planet unique-life itself. In the Amazon, boys face fierce animals in a rite of passage and a Bangladeshi father and son brave killer bees and man-eating tigers to find honey. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23197] (original air date 9/19/2017) A discussion about President Trump's speech at the United Nations' General Assembly. Charlie is joined by Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief of the Economist, and Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group.
    *We conclude with a look at the film "Victoria and Abdul" with Dame Judi Dench and director Stephen Frears.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1120H] Cafe Borrone, Yellow Submarine, Morning Due Cafe This time we're ready to take on the Bay Area's rich and abundant cafe culture. First, we visit Menlo Park where savory Italian cuisine and some of the best desserts around are found at Cafe Borrone. Next, we head to San Francisco to a place named after a Beatles tune and where Mom works in the kitchen alongside her sons at The Yellow Submarine. Lastly, still in San Francisco, we visit a small neighborhood establishment that serves up Mediterranean fare all day long at Morning Due Cafe. duration 22:48   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#201H] Beyond Meat and Potatoes Like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, nothing is more satisfying than a duo of old favorites, so Joanne is always looking for fun and dynamic ways to prepare meat and potatoes. She visits Thistle Meats and McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma, California, and then Joanne and her student Joan will make skillet riblettes with aged balsamic and warm grilled potato salad with fennel. Join them as they update their favorites with style. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#219H] Dinner Party Special Stuffed Pork Tenderloin on Grape Tomatoes is impressive but Jacques shows that making this spinach and cheese stuffed roast doesn't have to be complicated. Setting the stage for a dinner to remember is a simple version of an elegant classic, Cream of Leek and Mushroom Soup. Mini Almond Cakes doused in ruby red Raspberry Sauce crown this special party menu. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#806H] Palestine Palestine is the Muslim and Arab half of the Holy Land. After visiting Jerusalem, we harvest olives near Ramallah, follow pilgrims to the place of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem, approach Abraham's tomb - as both Jews and Muslims do - in Hebron, drop in on friends for dinner, and bob in the Dead Sea. We'll also learn about walls, Israeli settlements, and the challenges facing this region. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3706H] Chenies Manor 1 duration 58:11   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#501H] Mystery of the North Pole Penguins? The Wild Kratts are hanging out with Emperor penguins at the South Pole and wondering why penguins don't live at the North Pole. All of a sudden, Koki gets a report from Wild Kratt Kid, Nua, that there are penguins stranded in the Arctic. What? They're not supposed to be there! The Wild Kratts spring into action to investigate this mystery and get the "lost" penguins back to their natural home. Science Concept : Geographical distribution of species. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#108H] A Case of the Sing-Alongs/Ms. O Uh-Oh * A Case of the Sing-Alongs - When Mayor Macklemore catches a case of the Sing-A-Longs, Olive and Otto must discover the cause before the Mayor sings his way out of his job! Curriculum: Algebraic thinking; patterns.
    * Ms. O Uh Oh - When a Ms. O from the past shows up at the office, Otto and Oscar must send her back to the day she came from or risk causing a time catastrophe. Curriculum: Measurement; calendar.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#109H] Skip Day/The Great Grinaldi * Skip Day - When Olive catches a case of The Skips and goes missing, rookie agent Otto must solve his first case by himself. Curriculum: Counting and cardinality; counting by threes; pattern recognition. < br>* The Great Grinaldi - Otto rushes to finish a case so he can see his favorite magician, The Great Grinaldi, perform. Curriculum: Fractions. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1101] Swept Away/Germophobia * Swept Away - It's summertime! Arthur, D.W. and Buster are spending a few days at the beach where they discover the simple joys of building sand castles. But can they save their beloved creation from the inevitable ocean tides?
    * Germophobia - Buster's friends have had enough of his sloppy habits, so they band together to educate him on the realities of bacteria. But when Buster goes way overboard to avoid any kind of germs, his friends think he may have gone too far. Can they bring Buster back to reality before his pool party?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#1102] Arthur Sells Out/Mind Your Manners * Arthur Sells Out - To earn the money he needs to buy a new video game, Arthur decides to sell his old toys through his school's Web site. At first, sales are slow - until Muffy helps Arthur discover how to sell the "sizzle" and not the "steak." His toys fly off the (cyber) shelf, but is bending the truth to earn money worth losing his friends?
    * Mind Your Manners - When Arthur decides to take on Brain at an all-school checkers competition, everyone rallies behind the underdog. That is until Arthur rejects all the fan support with a big "yowl." Will Arthur get his fan support back - and does he even want it back?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Martha Speaks [#504H] My Mother The Dog/Martha's Must-Have My Mother the Dog - Inspired by Ronald's parrot, Martha starts doing impersonations. It turns out her imitation of Helen's mom is spot-on. But when she starts answering phone calls in Mariella's voice, she gets a bit more than she bargained for... Vocabulary: (E) resembe/resemblance, impersonate/ation, genuine, authentic, accurate. Martha's Must-Have - When Martha finds out that wearing a Courageous Collie Carlo Collar makes people give you food, she has to have one. Ignoring Helen's claims that the product isn't as magical as it seems, Martha sets out to earn some cash for the collar. Vocabulary: (E) artificial, cheap, expensive, phony, bogus. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#913H] Death In Chorus, Part 1 Barnaby and DC Ben Jones attempt to unravel the deaths of a choir member and a bird watcher before more murders occur. With an art scam and another person trying to keep control, there is much to keep Barnaby and Jones busy. Guest Star: Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who). duration 49:36   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:51 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#914H] Death In Chorus, Part 2 see description in part 1. duration 44:58   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:37 pm
    New Tricks [#1010H] Wild Justice Miller is faced with a dilemma when the investigation of a corrupt senior officer calls into question the conviction of Edward Monroe - whom she believes to be guilty of murdering her old work partner. Pre-empting an appeal, UCOS must carry out preliminary investigative work for Strickland. As things begin to look like someone else could be guilty of the crime in question, can Miller hide a key fact from the team or will she do the right thing? Meanwhile, Steve McAndrew is forced to finally face his past when his long-lost son Stewie unexpectedly turns up looking for a place to stay. However, father and son struggle to strike up a bond. duration 54:23   STEREO
  • 9:33 pm
    Death In Paradise [#129H] Swimming In Murder The lead singer of a recently reformed rock band is electrocuted in the swimming pool of the recording studio and home of the record producer. The 3 other members of the band, the record producer and band manager all have reasons to kill him but were all in the studio at the time of death and Humphrey's only clue is a dead Click Beetle, by the pool, that is non-native to Saint Marie. First appearance of Tobi Bakare as Officer J. P. Hooper. duration 52:11   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:30 pm
    The Tunnel [#103H] The serial killer steps up his cross-Channel campaign, targeting an elderly victim in his "moral" crusade. The race is on for police in Britain and France to identify and capture the murderer before more lives are brutally lost. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14-VS
  • 11:30 pm
    On Story [#719H] Treat Yo Self: A Conversation with Alan Yang Parks and Recreation and Master of None writer Alan Yang talks about making up for lost time, writing for the Harvard Lampoon, and putting stories from his personal life into the show. duration 26:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1506H] Puerto Rico Zay Harding visits San Juan, the El Yunque National Forest, the Camuy River Caves National Park and the coffee-producing central highlands. Along the way he discovers why Puerto Rico is known as the "island of enchantment," boasting sun-kissed beaches, dramatic mountains, a rich colonial history, and great music. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
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