TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
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KQED Plus: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Comcast 10 • Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2
Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.
12:00 amTavis Smiley [#2586Z] Tavis talks with former three-term New York Governor George Pataki, who explains why he decided not to run in the 2012 presidential election, comments on Mitt Romney's success on Wall Street in the wake of poverty and offers his views on the NY primary. Tavis also chats with actor-writer-director Clark Gregg about the development of his character agent Phil Coulson in the much-buzzed-about feature The Avengers and relates his career to that of the NBA's Jeremy Lin. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE
12:30 amBBC World News [#115] duration 28:03 STEREO TVRE
1:00 amRevolutionaries [#111H] Worm: The First Digital World War Is technology the new frontier of warfare? Author Mark Bowden and T.J. Campana, Senior Program Manager of Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit in conversation with John Markoff of The New York Times. duration 53:13 STEREO TVG
2:00 amMasterpiece Classic [#3813] Cranford - Part 1 Based on three serialized Elizabeth Gaskell novels "Cranford" chronicles the absurdities and tragedies in the lives of the people of Cranford during one extraordinary year. Cranford in the 1840s is a small Cheshire market town on the cusp of change. The railway is pushing its way relentlessly towards the town from Manchester, bringing fears of migrant workers and the breakdown of law and order. Starring Francesa Harris, Michael Gambon and Judi Dench as Miss Matty Jenkyns.
In part one, Mary Smith flees a crisis at home in Manchester to stay with two spinster sisters, Deborah and Matty Jenkyns, in the small, rural town of Cranford. Deborah is the dominant force in Cranford society, and the kind- hearted and eccentric Matty believes her to be the best judge in all matters. A handsome, new young doctor, Frank Harrison, is brought to Cranford, and his bachelor status is the talk of the town. duration 1:55:58 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
4:00 amNature [#2307Z] Underdogs Extreme doggie makeover! In this "reality-style" program, a bearded collie and a bloodhound are selected from animal shelters and adoption centers in the US and England. With the help of trainers, each will be taught to hone their skills as working dogs. By the end of the film, each dog will have a new home. duration 55:16 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
5:00 amArt21: Art in the Twenty-First Century [#602H] Boundaries The artists in this episode - David Altmejd, Tabaimo and Lynda Benglis - synthesize disparate aesthetic traditions, present taboo subject matter, discover innovative uses of media and explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure. duration 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:00 amZoboomafoo [#213] Can You Feel It? Brainiac the chimp and Lost and Found the Yellow Labrador retriever want to play. But what can a chimp, dog and a lemur all have fun doing together? It takes some doing but Zoboo finally comes up with a game that makes everybody happy - and discovers that all creatures have feelings. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amThomas & Friends [#510] Kindness It is the first Great Waterton festival and Toby is to lead the parade. Thomas is delighted for his friend, so when Sir Topham Hatt introduces Thomas to Flora, a new steam tram to Sodor, and tells them that Flora is to lead the parade with Toby, Thomas is worried. Thinking Toby will be upset Thomas sets about keeping Flora away from the festival by taking her on all his work errands. Axles aching, Flora runs out of coal just as Toby comes searching for them. Toby is very happy to meet Flora, as he was scared of leading the parade on his own! Thomas realizes he shouldn't have interfered and gives Flora some of his coal so the two trams can set off for the festival.
It's winter on the Island of Sodor and James is showing all the engines how he knows best. When Hector suggests checking the weather with the Yard Manager before they leave, James doesn't want to listen -- especially to a truck! James chuffs on ignoring Hector's advice. Taking a wrong turn because of the snow they get trapped behind a snow drift. James realizes he should have listened to Hector and asks him what he thinks they should do. James learns that you can always rely on a good truck and a good friend.