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KQED Plus: Saturday, April 7, 2012

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Saturday, April 7, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2575Z] Tavis talks with four-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan about his most recent projects, as well as the 20th anniversary of his film The Bodyguard. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    BBC World News [#98] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Agatha Christie's Poirot [#506] The Chocolate Box Accompanied by Poirot, Inspector Japp is visiting Brussels where he is to receive the "Branche d'Or" for his services to Belgium. A remark of Commissaire de Police Chantalier brings back memories of a case which Poirot "failed" to solve more than 20 years ago. The very notion is plainly ridiculous - and Poirot amusedly turns over in his mind the fascinating story of the liberal politician and his fateful chocolate box. duration 50:44   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#3918Z] Poirot: Cat Among The Pigeons David Suchet returns to his signature role as suave Belgian supersleuth Hercule Poirot in two new mysteries based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Whether he's on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business near his central London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his "little grey cells" by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not.
    This episode: Poirot tackles an intriguing and dangerous murder case involving international espionage, a Middle-Eastern revolution and a missing princess. The surviving heir to a Middle-Eastern throne is hidden away from revolutionaries in a small English girl's school, but when - one by one - teachers are found murdered, it seems the school may not be such a haven for the princess after all.
    duration 1:26:28   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 am
    Sherlock Holmes [#101] The Dancing Men duration 52:01  
  • 4:23 am
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [#120] duration 25:59   TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#113H] Gambling with Your Money You'd think after such a calamitous economic fall, there'd be a strong consensus on reinforcing the protections that keep us out of harm's way. But in some powerful corners, the opposite is happening. Business and political forces, including hordes of mercenary lobbyists, are working hard to diminish or destroy these protections. One of the biggest bull's-eyes is on the Volcker Rule, a section of the Dodd-Frank Law that aims to keep the banks in which you deposit your money from gambling it on their own - sometimes risky-- investments.
    This week, Bill talks with the namesake of the Volcker Rule - Paul Volcker, who served two terms as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1979-1987 and currently heads President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Volcker contends the rule aims to end conflicts of interest between bankers and their customers. He suggests that former investment companies like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, which sought banking licenses during the economic crisis in order to access federal protection against failing, should now turn in those licenses if they want to do speculative trading. "You shouldn't run a financial system on the expectation of government support. We're supposed to be a free enterprise system," Volcker tells Moyers. "The problem of course is once they get rescued, does that lead to the conclusion they'll get rescued in the future?"
    If all that disillusions you about government, know you aren't entirely powerless to create change. So says Bill's second guest, Carne Ross. Once the rising star of British diplomacy and now a global activist, Ross' book "The Leaderless Revolution" outlines ways to create alternative systems of governance and commerce. "We have to accept that government is no longer fixing things for us. Whoever's in charge, whichever bunch of politicians has taken over government, they will not provide the answer," Ross tells Moyers. "We have to instead take on the burden ourselves. That is a fundamental cultural change, and I think it requires a real examination of our role in political circumstances." Ross, who resigned his British diplomatic role in objection to his government's positions during the Iraq War, shares nine crucial principles for effective citizen action. He also describes his work with the Occupy movement to devise an alternative banking system - an "Occupy Bank" - more aligned with the public interest.
    Moyers concludes the broadcast with an essay on what several American cities are doing to restructure Wall Street from the bottom up.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#137] Cats It's kitten pandemonium when all kinds of kittens turn Animal Junction upside down. An overwhelmed Zoboo, Martin and Chris try to take care of these curious creatures but quickly realize that they're in over their heads. Luckily, the cavalry rides to the rescue when the mother cats arrive to take control of the situation. The guys wonder if wild cats are similar to house cats and go to see if lions and cougars purr. Jackie is busy brushing her cat Rapunzel, a great way to show her cat that she cares for her. Plus, birds and squirrels love the loose fur for padding their nests. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#406] Being On Time Thomas is to pick up some important items for the finale of a magician's magic show. His reward for a job well done will be a role in the show! Thomas can't stop thinking about being in the magic show and collects all the wrong items. When he returns and realizes what he has done he feels very silly. Thomas puffs off to collect the correct items even though he'll miss the show. He arrives back with the correct items just in time for the grand finale. Thomas is delighted when the magician performs some amazing tricks with him! It's a windy day on Sodor. Thomas is given the job of taking the mayor's new sailing boat to the docks for a special launch ceremony. Thomas is told to wait for an engineer to lower the mast but Thomas is so proud to be taking the beautiful boat that he doesn't wait. When the mast gets caught in some trees, the sails unfurl themselves and open in the wind. The wind in the sails pushes Thomas along. Thomas can't slow down! He races past the harbor unable to stop. When the wind drops, Thomas realizes that he has been very silly. He waits patiently for the engineer to lower the sails and safely puffs the boat to the harbor. The Mayor and Sir Topham Hatt are very pleased. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Animal Baby Explorers [#212H] King of the Mountain/Name Game King of the Mountain - The team sees a mountain far off into the distance and wonders what kinds of animals could possibly live in such a high place. They journey to the top and learn that there are many different animals that are well suited for the rocky terrain including mountain goats and mountain lions. Name Game - A fun game between the explores turns into an adventure in search of animals whose names give them their appearance of other animals in the wild. They visit parrot fishes and sea horses to name a few. duration 28:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#422] Adventure! Today is full of adventure! Caillou, Daddy, and Rosie take the car to the carwash, which is scary for Rosie at first. But big brother Caillou explains everything to his sister, who winds up liking the carwash too! Caillou, Rosie, and their babysitter Julie travel to a bunch of pretend far away places like the desert, a big mountain, and even waterfalls in the tropical forest. Caillou doesn't go to school yet but he really wants to ride on the school bus that stops outside his house every morning. When Dad takes him to see the bus from close up, the driver offers to take Caillou with the other children the next day. On another day, Caillou and his family have a wonderful day out at a theme park. Caillou and Dad go on the thrilling Niagara River Ride, they all go on a Ferris wheel and for a special treat they have cotton candy for dessert. When the house wakes up late, it's a mad rush to get Mommy off to work. Later, when Caillou goes for a walk with Daddy he meets all kinds of people doing all kinds of jobs--and he gets to try being a mailman, a sanitation engineer and a policeman for himself. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#201] Up, Up and Away/Skunked * Up, Up and Away - A tether, a basket, and a heap of hot air: George discovers that it takes all three for a balloon to score a successful lift-off. As Mrs. Renkins demonstrates how a hot-air balloon works, George and Bill bound into the basket and they soon find themselves accidentally airborne - alone! Will Mrs. Renkins and The Man with the Yellow Hat ever catch up with the flying duo? Not before George and Bill's windy flight path carries them on quite an adventure - and toward an array of feathered friends who land on their basket. And when one of the birds gets trapped in the balloon, it gives them the idea they need to help get them down to earth.
    * Skunked - There's a strange-looking cat eating George's peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But wait, it's not a cat, it's a skunk! And George is fascinated. After trying and failing to make friends with the creature several times - and being subjected to multiple baths of tomato juice after repeatedly getting "skunked" - George is relieved to get back to the city and away from all of those smelly encounters. What he doesn't realize is that he and The Man inadvertently brought along their new "friend" in a picnic basket - and that one little skunk is about to wreak a whole lot of havoc in a certain apartment building.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#118H] Incredible Journey/Bamboozled * Incredible Journey: Nick and Sally are playing in their homemade Thingamajigger, when the Cat arrives to take them on a real adventure! Off they go to meet Salmon Sam, who is returning to the pool where she hatched so she can lay her eggs. With the help of the Subber-e-blubber, they follow Samantha on her incredible journey!
    * Bamboozled: Sally needs to find a gift for her stuffed Panda, Pammy. Who better to ask than a real Panda? The Cat takes them to meet Zhu Zhu, a giant panda who helps the kids to discover all the wonderful things you can do with bamboo. It's a perfect gift for Pammy the Panda!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#210H] The Great Robot Race Ready...steady...splat! Whyatt and his puppy want to win the porridge race, but the bowl of breakfast cereal keeps falling off the puppy's back. This is a super MESSY problem! The reading friends visit The Great Robot Race and encounter a boy named Bradbury who is determined to help his robo-doggie to win a race too! Both Bradbury and the super readers will have to use a little creative problem solving to help robo-doggie zoom to the head of the pack! Educational Objectives: To learn about innovation, experiment with the alphabet and rhyme with ING words. Preschoolers will also learn what the word "fins" means and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#203H] Stargazing on the Night Train/Get Into Nature! The Pteranodon family rides a special 'Night Train" to another part of the Cretaceous Time Period, where they meet a Troodontid "cousin" of the Conductor's, Sidney Sinovenator, who knows more about the stars than anyone. Sidney takes the family up to his favorite stargazing spot, "Starry Hill," and teaches the kids why the stars seem to move across the night sky. When the kids build their own version of a nest on the beach, below their actual family nest up on the cliff, they get the idea to turn their beach nest into a clubhouse. Shiny thinks that a clubhouse needs a club, and "the Nature Trackers" club is born! The kids decide to make their club about getting outside, getting into nature, and making new discoveries. The only problem is: which kid is in charge of the club? duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#126H] Caracal-Minton The Wild Kratts crew is playing badminton on the African savannah when a high jumping wildcat called a caracal steals the birdie. And this is no ordinary birdie - it is Aviva's precious family heirloom. As they rush to get back the treasure from an elusive, leaping Caracal cat, they learn how the caracal's musculature is specifically designed stalking and leaping- a perfect example of the concept of "form for function." Inspired by this Aviva perfects the caracal power for the Creature Power Suit and leaps off to retrieve Aviva's special birdie and rescue some caracal kittens who get into trouble along the way. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    The Electric Company [#312H] A Fistful of Confetti It's Neighborhood Record Day, and everyone in town is trying to break silly records. Francine and Jessica are both trying to break the same record - filming the most broken records on record day. When Francine tries to get in Jessica's way by giving her fake tips, The Electric Company works together to lead Jessica to victory. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    This Old House [#3119H] Barrington Project, Part 3 of 10 Builder Andy Tiplady takes host Kevin O'Connor out on the water to gather provisions for an authentic Rhode Island clambake. Later, back at the project house, he shows master carpenter Norm Abram the windows he's using and how he's installing them using a custom copper pan for flashing - his preferred method in coastal situations. Kevin visits the Hurricane Research Lab at the University of Florida to see how they are protecting buildings through research and, with the help of the world's largest portable hurricane simulator, to feel what it's like to stand in a Category 3 hurricane. Back in Barrington, Andy installs architectural shingles with the requisite "hurricane nailing" pattern that is required by local code. At the end of the day, it is time for the clambake down on the beach, and Andy puts Kevin to work pulling it all off just as family and friends arrive to enjoy the good life on the Rhode Island shore before the cold weather sets in. duration 26:01   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Ask This Old House [#915H] Landscape contractor Roger Cook shows host Kevin O'Connor a few helpful techniques for mowing a lawn. Then, general contractor Tom Silva helps two homeowners begin building the backyard deck of their dreams. duration 25:10   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3131H] Lexus LFA * Road Test: 2012 Lexus LFA * Road Test: 2012 Honda CRV * Goss' Garage: Used Car Inspection duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 12:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3015] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2325H] April 6, 2012 * In the wake of the devastating shooting at Oikos University in Oakland, hundreds of community members attend an international prayer vigil. Meanwhile, Mayor Jean Quan calls for a renewed effort to curb gun violence and improve access to mental health services.
    * Yahoo hands out pink slips to 2000 employees, implementing the most significant layoff in the company's history. New CEO Scott Thompson is expected to make further cuts this year as part of a monumental corporate restructuring.
    * Oil giant Chevron is dealt an unexpected blow as the Contra Costa County Assessment Appeals Board slaps an additional estimated $26.7 million in taxes on its Richmond refinery, claiming the property was previously undervalued by the county.
    * As baseball season kicks off, the San Francisco Giants sign a record $127.5 million deal with All-Star pitcher Matt Cain and unveil plans for "Mission Rock," a new waterfront development next to AT&T Park.
    Guests: Mina Kim, KQED News; Lisa Vorderbrueggen, Contra Costa Times; Kara Swisher, All Things D; and Rachel Gordon, San Francisco Chronicle.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 pm
    Healing Quest [#701] Marianne Williamson on Forgiveness; Brain Boosting Chocolate; Deepak Chopra on Our Shadow Side. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#604H] Beginning the final week of their roadtrip, the team interviews Vicki Buck, former mayor of Christchurch and founder of a sustainable energy company. Heading to Queenstown, the team interviews Louisa "Choppy" Patterson, helicopter pilot. The team's final interview has them speaking with bungy legend Henry Van Asch after which the team decides to take a huge risk and take their own jumps. Heading back to Auckland to fly back to the US, the team leaves New Zealand with a new perspective and a new outlook on their futures. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:30 pm
    This is Us [#210] Valentines * Alacia Welsh and Gavin Emmons - Gavin Emmons and Alacia Welch dangle on ropes, hundreds of feet above the earth, so they can peek into the nests of condors and falcons in Pinnacles National Park.
    * PJ and Roy Hirabayashi, founders, San Jose Taiko - The couple met in a computer punch card class and went on to lead San Jose Taiko. They have been keeping the beat in The Valley for 35 years.
    * Santa Cruz High School Class of 54 - Celebrating 50+ years of love and friendship.
    duration 29:10   STEREO
  • 3:00 pm
    Revolutionaries [#108H] The Man Who Invented The Computer Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley discusses The Man Who Invented the Computer, John Vincent Atanasoff, with John Hollar, ceo of the Computer History Museum. duration 53:06   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Panetta Institute Lectures [#701] Foreign Policy and the Middle East Discussing foreign policy will be Dennis Ross, Ziegler distinguished fellow, The Washington Institute, former special assistant to President Obama on Iran, and former National Security Council senior director; and Fran Townsend, national security issues contributor for CNN, consultant on global strategic engagement and former assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, and former CNN Washington bureau chief will moderate. duration 1:29:30   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    California's Water [#125] Water Innovations - Stretching Our Water Supplies Huell travels to California's Central Valley to see how local farmers and water agencies are conserving water supplies, cleaning up their wastewater and protecting the delta, which is the critical link for California's modern water system. From new computer-driven sensitivity technology that can "see" down six feet into a trees root system to some inventive new approaches to dealing with the disposition of the thousands of acre feet of waste water that drains off the fields on the Westside every year, this adventure is all about new ideas. duration 28:45   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    America's Orchestra: Celebrating The 125 Years of the Boston Pops Craig Ferguson hosts this star-studded 125th anniversary celebration of the Boston Pops, telling the story of the orchestra's transformation from summertime entertainment for Bostonians to the national icon it is today. In the past eight decades the Pops has been under the leadership of just three conductors, Arthur Fiedler, John Williams and Keith Lockhart. This special features their work and interviews and/or performances by Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, James Taylor, Vanessa Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, and Roberta Flack. Also featured is rare footage of favorite artists past and present, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Johnny Cash, Benny Goodman, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Jr., John Raitt, k.d. lang, The Carpenters, and Patti LaBelle. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Lawrence Welk Show [#1332] Easter This show from 1979 opens with "Easter Parade" as pretty girls in gay nineties finery stroll on a flower-bedecked set with their handsome escorts. Guy & Ralna sing "Give Me That Old Time Religion", Sandi, Gail, & Mary Lou "Tiptoe Through The Tulips", Myron Floren does a thrilling version of "The Lost Chord", Henry Cuesta plays a tender "Love Lifted Me", and the whole cast sings a group of beloved hymns at the close. It's a lovely show. duration 57:45   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1007] Los Angeles, Ca - Hour One Mark Walberg hits the beach with appraiser Gary Sohmers for a surfing collectibles safari. At the Los Angeles Convention Center, appraisers are stoked as waves of gnarly finds come rolling in, including a rare 18th-century Goanese ivory doll; a Russian porcelain charger made for the Romanov imperial family; and a circa 1785 Massachusetts shelf clock - built by Aaron Willard, brother of the renowned clockmaker Simon Willard - that has wended its way through six generations of the owner's family, with an estimated value of $125,000 to $150,000. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#119] duration 29:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#120] duration 29:01   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1101] Honolulu, Hi - Hour 1 AR says "Aloha!" to its 11th season with a voyage to sunny Honolulu, Hawaii. Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nancy Druckman of Sotheby's explore the longstanding tradition of Hawaiian quilting by visiting the stunning collection at the Queen Emma Summer Palace and sitting in on a quilting class at the 'Iolani Palace. At the Hawai'i Convention Center, appraisers stitch together a vivid portrait of the past when they discover such treasures as an ancient Hawaiian Omeke poi bowl; an Atomic Ray water pistol, purchased by the owner at a Hawaiian swap meet for $20; and an 1886 painting of Hawaiian Princess Kaiulani sitting beneath her famous banyon tree in Waikiki. This lovely depiction by English artist Robert C. Barnfield is valued at $30,000. duration 55:15   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1101] Mid-Atlantic States Brianna Barnes begins her travels in New Jersey with a visit to Atlantic City and Wildwoods on a 1950s themed weekend. Next it's on to Delaware, with stops in Lewes and Annapolis, followed by crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay. Brianna journeys through the Brandywine Valley, which stretches through Delaware and Pennsylvania, on her way to Philadelphia for a taste of the famous cheesesteaks and a look at the Art Museum. She continues west through Amish country, takes in the new Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville and checks out the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Brianna makes her way to Virginia, where she encounters a replica of Stonehenge made entirely from Styrofoam and concludes her trip at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. duration 55:01   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3702H] Raphael Saadiq/Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears R&B grooves the ACL stage with Raphael Saadiq and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears. Saadiq highlights songs from his old-school soul LP Stone Rollin'. Lewis & his Honeybears rock their bluesy soul nuggets from Scandalous. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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