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KQED Plus: Saturday, February 4, 2012

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Saturday, February 4, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2530Z] Tavis talks with renowned civil rights attorney Connie Rice about her new memoir, Power Concedes Nothing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    BBC World News [#35] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Agatha Christie's Poirot [#502] The Underdog After a mystery fire at his factory, businessman Sir Rueben Astwell decides to file the details of his newly discovered compound at home. Astwell's ambitions to cash in on the possible war with Germany are thwarted when he is bludgeoned to death in his study. Despite failed attempts to hypnotize Poirot, Miss Lemon's new skill helps to solve this baffling case of murder and revenge - as well as helping Hastings to achieve a hole-in-one on the golf course. duration 51:09   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Midsomer Murders [#205] Blood Will Out - Part 1 When an unpleasant and unpopular local magistrate, Hector Bridges, is found shot dead in his house, investigations uncover that his wife was once married to one of their neighbors, Will Saxby. Saxby's current wife used to be Mrs. Bridges, his daughter, Fleur, is really Saxby's daughter! A new-age traveler, Orville Trudway, who has recently moved into the village, was an old army comrade with a grudge against Bridges. Things are complicated still further by the presence of a group of travelers on the village common, who proceed to hold a horse race. duration 47:44   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:49 am
    Midsomer Murders [#206] Blood Will Out - Part 2 When an unpleasant and unpopular local magistrate, Hector Bridges, is found shot dead in his house, investigations uncover that his wife was once married to one of their neighbors, Will Saxby. Saxby's current wife used to be Mrs. Bridges, his daughter, Fleur, is really Saxby's daughter! A new-age traveler, Orville Trudway, who has recently moved into the village, was an old army comrade with a grudge against Bridges. Things are complicated still further by the presence of a group of travelers on the village common, who proceed to hold a horse race. duration 47:04   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:38 am
    Sherlock Holmes: The Woman In Green (1945) Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) investigate a series of grisly murders. The trail leads to mysterious and glamorous Lydia Marlowe (Hillary Brooke), and confrontations with arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty (Henry Daniell). duration 1:06:52  
  • 5:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#104H] How Do Conservatives and Liberals See The World? Our country is more politically polarized than ever. Is it possible to agree to disagree and still move on to solve our massive problems? Or are the blind leading the blind - over the cliff? This weekend, Bill and moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt talk about the psychological underpinnings of our contentious culture, why we can't trust our own opinions, and the demonizing of our adversaries. "When it gets so that your opponents are not just people you disagree with, but... the mental state in which I am fighting for good, and you are fighting for evil, it's very difficult to compromise," Haidt tells Moyers. "Compromise becomes a dirty word."
    Also, a Bill Moyers essay on why Newt Gingrich might be afraid of Saul Alinsky.
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#217] Don't Fence Me In Zoboo invites a wolverine to live with him in Animal Junction, only to realize that there's not enough space for his new pal. Wild creatures need room to roam. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#605H] Best Times! Sir Topham Hatt announces that the library is holding a special story time for all the children. He needs an engine to deliver the storybooks. Thomas is so excited that he has been chosen for the special that he doesn't wait to for the books to be tied in place. As Thomas gets more excited, he chuffs faster and faster and ends up along a bumpy track. Soon his trucks bump high in the air and the storybooks land in Farmer McColl's field. Thomas doesn't want to let the children down and decides to make it a picnic story time, and brings the children to the storybooks. Percy has a special Special. He is to deliver a big gift crate to Knapford. It is Dowager Hatt's birthday present from Sir Topham Hatt. Percy is so proud that he decides that rather than go directly to Knapford, he will show off his gift crate to Mavis. But at the Quarry,it gets covered in slate dust! Percy is mortified and tries to fix the situation by taking the crate to the Wash Down and then to be dried at the Sodor Steam Works. It is all a disaster! Percy then realizes that he could put the bedraggled parcel into a new crate. Victor helps him and supplies a brand new crate which is painted red. When Dowager Hatt sees her new gift wrapped gift - she is thrilled!! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Animal Baby Explorers [#203H] Best Defense/Big Change Best Defense - While playing a game of soccer, the ball hits Izzy which hurts! He wishes he had a suit of armour and the group wonders what kinds of other animals actually have armour to protect themselves! Big Change - The team goes on an exploration learning about animals that start off as one thing when born and turn out to be something very different when they become adults. duration 28:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#436] Step By Step! When Leo forgets his brand new toy dinosaur in the park, Daddy and Caillou go looking for it, with no success. So Caillou, with Mommy's help, puts up a Lost and Found Poster, and then, finds 'Dino' at the Park Office Lost and Found! When the washing machine needs fixing, Caillou ends up helping Bob the repairman. Inspired, Caillou helps Dad hammer a nail and glue the leg onto a wobbly stool too! Caillou accompanies Grandma to the Senior's residence where he finds out 'driving' the meal cart is more fun than driving his toy truck. Caillou even helps push Mrs. Wilson around in her wheelchair, proving to be the best driver she's ever had! When Sarah asks to borrow Caillou's wagon for her new paper route, Caillou offers to help too! Caillou, with Daddy's help, learns about getting up early, folding the papers and delivering them too. When Mom drives Sarah to her skating lesson, Caillou decides he wants to take skating lessons too! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#502H] Downhill Racer/Book Monkey * Downhill Racer - When George hears about the annual soapbox derby, he enlists Allie to help him make the coolest car a monkey could drive. But even with the help of Bill's instruction manual, building a car takes a lot of work and car parts sure are hard to find. Will their car made out of wagon wheels, a kayak, and brakes from a buggy race past the finish line or are they on a crash course?
    * Book Monkey - George loves books and helping others, so volunteering to help the librarian is a no-brainer! But when she is called away, George may have volunteered for a bigger job than he expected. He does his best to reshelf books, but when people can't find what they're looking for, he starts over from scratch. After he sorts by the color, then size, then subject, how will the exhausted little monkey react when the librarian tells him that books are also sorted alphabetically?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#115H] Jump!/Slow Down for Sloths * Jump! - Nick and Sally can't jump high enough to get their balloon that is stuck up in a tree. Good thing The Cat knows some of the best jumpers ever! Off they go to Jumpalaroo to learn how to jump from nature's masters: grasshoppers, a kangaroo, and even a flea!
    * Slow Down for Sloths - Nick and Sally are trying to draw a picture of a butterfly but can't get close enough to see it. Cat takes them to meet Onslow the Sloth, who teaches the kids that when you slow down, the world comes to you. After lots of practice (and a race to see who's the slowest!), Nick and Sally are now able to get closer to the butterfly and finish their picture!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#134Z] The Gingerbread Boy Run, run as fast as you can! As Pig zooms through the playground at top speeds, he can't figure out why Poppa Pig keeps telling him to slow down! The Super Readers fly into the story of The Gingerbread Boy and set off on a mad dash after the speedy little cookie! Will the Super Readers be able to keep the Gingerbread Boy safe, or is their plan half baked?
    Educational Objectives: To learn about safety, sing the entire alphabet, identify the letters H, O, U, S, E, rhyme with 'ox' words and use the power to read to change the story and save the day!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#129] New Neighbors /Don's Collection New Neighbors - Mr. Pteranodon is annoyed when a new hooting family moves in next door! The new neighbors are a family of Lambeosaurus. Through a bit of compromising, the Pteranodon and Lambeousaurus families agree on terms they can both live with and become fast friends. Don's Collection - Don and new neighbor, Lily Lambeosaurus, stay at Pteranodon Terrace when the other kids take a day trip to the Big Pond. Don shows off his knowledge of the area to a very impressed Lilly as they search for more items for his collection. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#124] Kerhonk When Martin's and Chris' Creature Power Suits unexpectedly get jammed in Proboscis monkey mode and the top monkey of the troop is injured protecting a youngster from a crocodile, the Kratt brothers find themselves stepping into the injured monkey's role. While Aviva nurses the monkey back to health, Chris and Martin must keep the troop together and soon discover the important communication function of the proboscis monkeys strangest feature - his huge, droopy, bulbous nose! They uncover some of the different methods animals utilize to communicate important information to each other. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    The Electric Company [#301H] Off Target A neighborhood kid, Marcus Barnes, has just found out he has the wordball power...well, kind of. The Electric Company tries to help Marcus improve his wordball throwing skills so he can join them. Meanwhile, Francine and Gilda, a new resident in Francine's building and Prankster-in-training, ask Manny to build a machine that can help them prevent Marcus from becoming the newest member of The Electric Company. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    This Old House [#3115H] Bedford Project, Part 15 of 16 Landscape contractor Roger Cook oversees the finish going down on the driveway - a thin layer of liquid asphalt and stone that ends up looking like a gravel driveway, without the maintenance. Inside, master electrician Allen Gallant installs a new LED strip light at the old fireplace to give the brick surround a warm glow. Decorative painter Tony Bevilacqua shows host Kevin O'Connor how he created a bright custom canvas wall covering for the new powder room. In nearby Concord, Massachusetts, master carpenter Norm Abram meets blacksmith Carl Close to see how he's making a Colonial-inspired boot scraper and doorknocker for the house. General contractor Tom Silva shows Kevin the new single garage door that's made to look like two carriage doors thanks to a false post down the center. Kevin meets with realtor Ron Phipps to discuss why antique homes can be challenging to sell, and how THIS OLD HOUSE addressed the major concerns with the renovation. In the basement, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows Kevin the latest offering in hot water heaters - a hybrid type that functions like an instantaneous hot water heater, but with a heat exchanger and small storage reservoir that eliminates the wait for hot water and also improves efficiency. Then, lighting designer Susan Arnold reveals her strategy for lighting both the high-ceilinged family room and the low-ceilinged kitchen, and how she's controlling everything with a new system that can be operated via an app on a smart phone or tablet. duration 26:02   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Ask This Old House [#1017H] Reusing Water from a Washing Machine; Maintaining Small Gasoline Engines Host Kevin O'Connor and landscape contractor Roger Cook examine ways to save water when irrigating. Meanwhile, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to San Francisco to install an irrigation system that reuses water from a washing machine. Back in the loft, Richard shows Kevin some toilets that are also designed for hand washing. Then, Roger visits an engine repair shop to learn how to maintain small gasoline engines. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3122H] Mini Cooper Coupe Road Test: 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe. Road Test: 2012 Toyota Yaris. Goss' Garage: Spare Fuel. duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 12:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3006] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2316H] February 3, 2012 NEWS PANEL:
    * On Saturday an estimated 50,000 voters in Nevada will participate in the "first in the West" Republican presidential caucuses. We'll hear why Californians make the trek to Nevada to help get out the vote, and which candidates may benefit from their efforts.
    * Speculation runs rampant in the wake of Facebook's IPO announcement. The multi-billion dollar offering has the potential to turn up to a third of Facebook employees into millionaires. Could it boost California's struggling economy?
    * In the wake of heated clashes during Occupy Oakland protests last Saturday, an Alameda county judge orders activists to stay away from the plaza where protesters burned an American flag stolen from City Hall.
    Guests: Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle; Dylan Tweney, VentureBeat; and Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group.
    COIT TOWER MURALS AT RISK - The WPA murals at Coit Tower are some of the most treasured public artworks in San Francisco. Due to the ravages of foggy weather and neglect, they face an uncertain future. PBS NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports on a new effort to preserve the murals.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 pm
    Healing Quest [#905] The Healing Power of Forgiveness. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#601] Three young Americans fly to New Zealand to embark on a four-week roadtrip on the other side of the world. Meeting up in Los Angeles, Ray, Fawna, and Allison fly to Auckland. Upon arrival, they paint their RV home and experience the challenge of driving on the other side of the road. Soon, they head out for their first interview with adventurer and mountain climber Peter Hillary. They then meet up with fashion designer Trelise Cooper and hip-hop and graffiti artist DLT. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:30 pm
    This is Us [#404H] This week we are at Happy Hollow, the first Amusement Park & Zoo in the country to be certified LEED gold by the US Green Building Council. We'll take a look behind the scenes, see some beautiful animals and meet 3 interesting people - Sal Kahn, who's transforming education with YouTube videos; Sylvia Mc laughlin who was at the forefront of Saving The SF Bay from landfill; and Nell Newman, who's Newman's Own Organics company has given more than $20 million to charities. duration 27:50   STEREO
  • 3:00 pm
    Revolutionaries [#103H] Steve Jobs: The Authorized Biography Steve Jobs's biographer, Walter Isaacson, in conversation with Computer History Museum CEO John Hollar. duration 53:01   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#104H] How Do Conservatives and Liberals See The World? Our country is more politically polarized than ever. Is it possible to agree to disagree and still move on to solve our massive problems? Or are the blind leading the blind - over the cliff? This weekend, Bill and moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt talk about the psychological underpinnings of our contentious culture, why we can't trust our own opinions, and the demonizing of our adversaries. "When it gets so that your opponents are not just people you disagree with, but... the mental state in which I am fighting for good, and you are fighting for evil, it's very difficult to compromise," Haidt tells Moyers. "Compromise becomes a dirty word."
    Also, a Bill Moyers essay on why Newt Gingrich might be afraid of Saul Alinsky.
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    California's Gold [#134] Aircraft Carriers California has a rich maritime history and has been at the forefront of naval warfare since the beginning. In this adventure, Huell visits two aircraft carriers that are now museums in the waters of California.
    First it's off to San Diego to visit the USS Midway, which has steamed through a 47-year career of service. Imagine a carrier that was commissioned in 1945 and served as a flagship in Desert Storm in 1991. No other carrier served as long as the USS Midway. She opened in 2004 as a naval aviation museum and is now the pride of San Diego's waterfront.
    Next it's off to Alameda to visit the carrier USS Hornet that is a national treasure, having participated in two of the greatest events of the 20th century - World War II and the Apollo 11 manned space mission. This floating museum even has the Airstream trailer that the Apollo astronauts lived in for 3 days after returning to earth.
    duration 56:06  
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Johnny Mathis - Wonderful, Wonderful! Recorded at The Tropicana in Atlantic City on October 27, 2006 in celebration of his 50 years in show business, Johnny performs many of his hits including "In the Morning," "Wonderful! Wonderful!, "What I Did For Love," "Chances Are," "Misty, "Maria," Stranger in Paradise" and "A Certain Smile." duration 1:28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Lawrence Welk Show [#1323] The Italian Show Aladdin, the show's resident Italian, acts as the host for much of this show - and he does it with humor and verve. The Lennon Sisters boat down a Venice canal singing "Santa Lucia", and Barbara and Bobby dance to a spirited "Tarantella". Joe Feeney sings a poignant "O Sole Mio", and Jo Ann Castle romps through "Carnival Of Venice". Filled with a sense of Italian laughter & love, the whole show is, well - bravissimo! duration 57:45   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1416] San Jose, CA - Hour One Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Rafael Eledge visit Winchester Mystery House, a bizarre Victorian mansion built by Winchester Rifle heiress Sarah Winchester. Valuable find: A Tlingit bowl and ladle - inherited from the guest's great-great-grandfather, who procured them on an 1877 trip to Alaska - valued at $250,000 to $300,000. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#113] duration 28:33   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#114] duration 29:01   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1001&] Tampa, Fl - Hour 1 AR is in Tampa, Florida, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser David Rago in the historic district of Ybor City - once known as the "cigar capital of the world" - to learn why there's nothing more satisfying than a good cigar collectible. At the Tampa Convention Center, appraisers discover some smokin' finds, including an autographed scrapbook documenting Joe DiMaggio's 1941 hitting streak; a marriage license issued to Davy Crockett for a wedding that never took place; and a painting initially attributed to 19th-century marine artist James E. Buttersworth, but later identified as the work of late-19th-century artist Antonio Jacobsen - and sold at auction for a record $281,000. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1025] Globe Trekker Special: Great Natural Wonders Join the Globe Trekkers as they explore some of the world's Great Natural Wonders. Megan McCormick discovers erupting volcanoes in Hawaii and Java, Ian Wright encounters the Arctic, Justine Shapiro hikes the Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia, Eils Nevitt treks deep into the Amazon rainforest, and Holly Morris travels with the nomadic Tuareg tribe in the Sahara Desert. Other destinations include Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Victoria Falls and spectacular national parks around the world, from New Zealand and Botswana to Kenya and Ecuador. duration 56:42   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Pretenders - Live In London With millions of albums sold and their place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame solidified, the Pretenders are a special band with a special place in history. This program captures one of their many electrifying performances from their 2009 world tour. duration 40:02   STEREO TVPG
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      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

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