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KQED Plus: Monday, March 19, 2012
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12:00 amMoyers & Company [#110H] How Big Banks Are Rewriting The Rules of Our Economy Big banks are rewriting the rules of our economy to the exclusive benefit of their own bottom line. But how did our political and financial class shift the benefits of the economy to the very top, while saddling us with greater debt and tearing new holes in the safety net?
This weekend on an encore episode, Bill Moyers talks with former Citigroup Chairman John Reed and former Senator Byron Dorgan to explore a momentous instance: how the mid-90's merger of Citicorp and Travelers Group - and a friendly Presidential pen - brought down the Glass-Steagall Act, a crucial firewall between banks and investment firms which had protected consumers from financial calamity since the aftermath of the Great Depression. In effect, says Moyers, they put the watchdog to sleep.
There's no clearer example of the collusion between government and corporate finance than the Citicorp-Travelers merger, which - thanks to the removal of Glass-Steagall - enabled the formation of the financial behemoth known as Citigroup. But even behemoths are vulnerable; when the meltdown hit, the bank cut more than 50,000 jobs, and the taxpayers shelled out more than $45 billion to save it.
Senator Dorgan tells Moyers, "If you were to rank big mistakes in the history of this country, that was one of the bigger ones because it has set back this country in a very significant way."
Now, John Reed regrets his role in the affair, and says lifting the Glass Steagall protections was a mistake. Given the 2008 meltdown, he's surprised Wall Street still has so much power over Washington lawmakers. "I'm quite surprised the political establishment would listen to groups that have been so discredited," Reed tells Moyers. "It wasn't that there was one or two or institutions that, you know, got carried away and did stupid things. It was, we all did. And then the whole system came down."
How Wall Street and Washington got together and stacked the deck against the rest of us. duration 52:46 STEREO TVG
1:00 amSurviving Disaster with Amanda Ripley With the report of deadly natural and manmade disasters on the rise and the increase in global connectivity, it's apparent that there is no one safe place from harm or hazard. To increase our chances of survival it is important that we understand and know how to prepare individually, physically and psychologically. While tracing human responses to some of recent history's epic disasters, Amanda Ripley offers a comprehensive survivor's guide to advance preparation and thinking. duration 57:14 STEREO TVG
2:30 amIl Volo Takes Flight In May 2009, three fresh-faced teenagers, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Ginaluca Ginoble appeared on the popular Italian talent show, Ti Lascio Una Canzone and dazzled television viewers with their flawless rendition of the Neapolitan standard "O Sole Mio." The boys who won the competition easily decided that their group needed a name. "Il Volo" meaning "flight" was chosen to signify the feeling that these three young tenors were about to spread their wings.
The Italian teen vocal group took the audience by storm during the taping at the Detroit Opera House, singing classical and traditional Italian songs that showcased their vocal talent as well as their interpretive gifts for music. Their versions of "O Sole Mio," "Il Mondo," and "E Piu Ti Penso," a medley of Ennio Morricone songs from the soundtracks to (Once Upon a Time in America and Malena) and the Charlie Chaplin song, "Smile," brought the audience to their feet as they exploded with applause for these gifted performers. A touching moment came when the boys sang the popular Italian song, "Mamma," and Ignazio and Piero went into the audience to hug their tearful moms.
Joining the tenors is Pia Toscano, a popular favorite from American Idol - Season 10, who joins the tenors to sing and dance to "La Luna Hizo Esto." Also performing is guitarist, Milos Karadaglic who boldly introduces the song "Granada." duration 1:26:59 STEREO TVG
4:00 amRick Steves' Hidden Europe In a thrilling special designed to stoke viewers' travel dreams, Rick Steves reveals a dozen of his favorite overlooked European destinations. In this select and intriguing collection of segments taken from recent seasons of Rick Steves' Europe, Rick travels to the cliff-hanging vistas of Civita, San Sebastian (Spain's proud Basque capital), the enchanting castle town of Ä?eskÃ½ Krumlov, the thriving Moroccan port of Tangier, the well-preserved Italian fortress hill town of Lucca, battle-scarred Mostar in Bosnia, the delightful Alpine town of Hallstatt, vibrant (and unspoiled) Volterra,the fairytale Danish isle of AerÃ¸ and the romantic and traffic-free Greek island of Hydra, among other sights. duration 1:56:46 STEREO TVRE
6:00 amZoboomafoo [#127] Fast & Slow When a cheetah visits Animal Junction, Chris, Martin and Zoboo try to join the cheetah coalition. Jackie's planting a garden of flowers for the hummingbirds that live around her house. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amThomas & Friends [#308] Navigation A new crane arrives on the island, Rocky. Rocky has no engine and is unable to move on his own. Edward dismisses Rocky as new fangled nonsense. When Edward causes a spillage of telegraph poles on the tracks, he calls for Harvey - the smaller crane. But Harvey isn't fast enough and Gordon steams into the poles and crashes. Harvey can't lift Gordon and Edward realizes that only Rocky is big enough to help. Edward realizes that Rocky is useful after all and is proud to be his friend. Thomas challenges Spencer to a race. He races right through Kellsthorpe station with a gust of wind so strong that it blows Sir Topham Hatt's top hat right off. Sir Topham Hatt is going for tea at the Scottish Castle so he needs his hat! Thomas promises to retrieve the hat and sets off to find it. Thomas chases the hat all over the island, but every time he nearly gets to it, the hat blows away. Eventually Thomas stops. All of a sudden, the hat floats gently onto Thomas' funnel. Slowly Thomas puffs back to Kellsthorpe. Sir Topham Hatt is delighted to have his hat back. Some times going slow is just as useful as going fast! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:00 amRaggs [#156] Space Raggs sees a falling star from the sky and when the dogs go to look for it, they find a Space Dog helmet - however, turns out it was Dumpster's bowl. The dogs help Razzles make a rocket project for Open House at Puppy Preschool - together they have to figure out what is in outer space. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:30 amSesame Street [#4258H] Rocco's Boat Elmo is playing with his doll, Baby David, in a large washtub. The doll is floating in a tube, and Zoe comes by and asks if Rocco, her pet rock, can swim too. Elmo reluctantly agrees. When Zoe puts Rocco in the water, he immediately sinks to the bottom. Leela explains to her that not all rocks float, some sink. Zoe suggests that if Rocco had a boat he would be able to float. Leela thinks this is a great idea for an experiment! Elmo comes up with the idea of Rocco floating on pencils since he saw sticks float in a lake once. With Leela's help, they experiment to see if the pencils float. They do! But when they place Rocco on the pencils he falls right off. Zoe brings back a piece of paper, which is wider and flatter for him to float on. The paper floats, but once they put Rocco on, it sinks. Next Elmo and Zoe try aluminum foil, since it's flatter and wider than pencils but stronger than paper. The foil on its own floats, but when they put Rocco on top, it sinks too! Elmo comes up with the great idea to build a boat for Rocco. With Leela's help, they become engineers and use what they've learned to design a boat by wrapping the aluminum foil around the pencils. It works! Everyone is excited as they watch Rocco float in the water! duration 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:30 amClifford The Big Red Dog [#220] A Big Help/The Trouble with Kittens * A Big Help: Cleo and T-Bone notice how often Clifford is able to use his large size to help out. But when the kittens, Billy and Betty, get stuck in a tree, the little dogs learn that you don't have to be big to be helpful.
* The Trouble With Kittens: When kittens Betty and Billy insist on playing in Mr. Bleakman's yard, Clifford does his best to keep them out.