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KQED Plus: Saturday, July 28, 2012

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Saturday, July 28, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10420H] Evidence Of Slowing Economic Growth In The US * Update On The Case Against Alleged Colorado Gunman * Looking At The Olympic Games' Impact On London * Shields And Brooks * Plot Thickens In China After Murder Charges Are Filed Against Wife Of Bo Xilai duration 56:46   STEREO
  • 1:00 am
    Doc Martin [#104Z] The Portwenn Effect It's time for the Portwenn Players Dance, an auspicious event in the village's social calendar, and Bert the plumber is in charge of selling tickets. Louisa buys two tickets and invites Martin. But Martin doesn't dance, and most certainly not at social occasions. At the office, Martin meets with a patient, Mark the constable, who confesses an embarrassing dilemma - he fears his lack of success with the ladies has something to do with size, and wants to hear the doctor's opinion of what is "normal." Later, Martin makes a house call to the park ranger, Stewart James. The two seem to have a lot in common until Stewart introduces Martin to his "friend" Anthony, who just happens to be a six-foot, red ... squirrel! duration 47:00   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Midsomer Murders [#407Z] Who Killed Cock Robin, Part 1 After a horse whisperer disappears in Newton Magna, Barnaby comes face to face with a long-standing adversary, ex-con Melvyn Stockard, who claims to be a reformed man only concerned with his daughter's impending marriage. But when one of the wedding party is found dead in a local well, all suspicions are aimed towards Stockard. Barnaby's discovery of an extramarital affair, however, points to a different pair of killers with a vengeful motive. duration 47:35   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:49 am
    Midsomer Murders [#408Z] Who Killed Cock Robin, Part 2 After a horse whisperer disappears in Newton Magna, Barnaby comes face to face with a long-standing adversary, ex-con Melvyn Stockard, who claims to be a reformed man only concerned with his daughter's impending marriage. But when one of the wedding party is found dead in a local well, all suspicions are aimed towards Stockard. Barnaby's discovery of an extramarital affair, however, points to a different pair of killers with a vengeful motive. duration 47:09   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:37 am
    Sherlock Holmes [#306] The Adventure of the Creeping Man Professor Presbury refuses to believe his daughter's story about a nightmarish intruder who appears at her window. duration 50:44   TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Rembrandt In America Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn has been called one of the greatest painters of all time. This UNC-TV original production, Rembrandt in America, weaves together a biographical and historical detective story that seeks to determine what is and what is not an authentic Rembrandt painting. Produced in association with the North Carolina Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the 30-minute documentary explores the multiple attributions given to Rembrandt's paintings ("autograph, workshop of, circle of, and follower of"), and is illustrated with exquisite examples from the NCMA's special exhibition, "Rembrandt in America." Curators George Keyes, Dennis Weller, Tom Rassieur, and Jon Seydl, and NCMA's Director, Larry Wheeler, invite you to become a Rembrandt connoisseur by comparing, contrasting and contemplating some of Rembrandt's greatest paintings. duration 27:14   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#129H] What It's Like to Go to War America has been at war for over a decade now, with millions of soldiers having seen death and dying up close in Afghanistan and Iraq. But most Americans, watching comfortably on their TVs and computers, witness mostly to statistics, stump speeches, and "expert" rhetoric, don't get what's really going on there.
    This week, Bill talks to Karl Marlantes - a highly-decorated Vietnam veteran, Rhodes Scholar, author, and PTSD survivor - about what we on the insulated outside need to understand about the minds and hearts of our modern warriors. Marlantes shares intimate stories about how his battlefield experiences both shaped him and nearly destroyed him, even after returning to civilian life.
    "'Thou shalt not kill' is a tenet you just do not violate, and so all your young life, that's drilled into your head," Marlantes tells Bill. "And then suddenly, you're 18 or 19 and they're saying, 'Go get 'em and kill for your country.' And then you come back and it's like, 'Well, thou shalt not kill' again. Believe me, that's a difficult thing to deal with. You take a young man and put him in the role of God, where he is asked to take a life - that's something no 19-year-old is able to handle."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#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 am
    Thomas & Friends [#504] Good Friends Thomas and Percy are best friends with a special best friends' whistle. When Thomas is given the job of pulling a brass band - a job that he knows Percy is desperate to do - he decides to keep the news from his friend. Thomas spends the day avoiding Percy. When Percy finally learns the truth, he is disappointed in Thomas. Thomas feels terrible for not telling his best friend and, after negotiating with Sir Topham Hatt, works out a plan for Percy to pull the band after all. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Animal Baby Explorers [#101H] Beaks and Bills/The Mighty Oak Tree * Beaks and Bills - After an unsuccessful attempt to tie a know with his wings, Izzy struggles to tie one using his beak. This leads the gang to wonder how other birds use their beaks.
    * The Mighty Oak Tree - When an acorn hits Izzy on the head, Sammy thinks the sky is falling. But the explorers soon discover that it's only an acorn falling from a tree. Then they investigate how acorns turn into oak trees.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#421] Try, Try Again Caillou, Grandpa and Dad go for a special hike in the woods. Caillou has to catch a falling leaf before it touches the ground. After a while he gets frustrated but Grandpa tells him to try and try again, that is the only way. And it pays off! Caillou gets frustrated while learning to tie his shoes, but by watching Rosie he learns you can succeed if you keep trying. Also today, Caillou goes to the swimming pool where Daddy teaches Caillou how to swim. After a few lessons, Caillou gets better and better and soon he can swim on his own. Then, Caillou discovers baseball for the first time. He wants to play and patiently Dad works at teaching him. Caillou is all ready to throw in the towel as each toss passes him by, but when he sees Sarah and Billy really doing it he gets an opportunity to practice what he's learned. A few more lessons and Caillou is on his way to becoming a neighbourhood baseball player. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#507H] George-O-Matic/Curious George, Sheep Herder * George-O-Matic - George is entranced by the museum's newest addition: a vending machine full of levers, wheels, springs, and healthy snacks! So when George is put in charge of making the dessert for an important dinner party, he can think of nothing better than creating his own dessert dispensing vending machine - the George-O-Matic. One tiny design flaw: George asks Gnocci the cat to motor the machine, causing it to go into overdrive.
    * Curious George, Sheep Herder - George buys a cool new scarf at the Country Fair, but with one tug on a loose strand of wool, the entire scarf unravels! While searching for sheep that will give him some wool for another scarf, George accidentally whistles, which sends Bo the sheepdog and his flock of sheep on a wild adventure through the country. Can George whistle his way out of this mess or will his baaaaaad day turn even worse?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#112H] You Should Be Dancing/Batty for Bats * You Should Be Dancing - Nick and Sally are planning to put on a show for their moms, but they can't finish their dance without falling down! The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet one of the best dancers in the world, Tango a bird of paradise! With a few costume changes and a little practice, Nick and Sally are finally able to show their moms their new dance!
    * Batty for Bats - Sally and Nick are playing a game of blindfolded freeze tag but they can't seem to find each other! Luckily the Cat has a friend who is always able to find his way in the dark. He takes them to meet Zapita, a bat who teaches the kids about echolocation. Now that Nick and Sally know how to listen to find their way, freeze tag has become a lot more fun!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#110] The Elves and the Shoemaker Whyatt has a secret admirer! The Super Readers visit the Elves and the Shoemaker and discover that the Shoemaker is just as curious about his own secret friends! The Super Readers help the Shoemaker write a note of his own, and Whyatt uncovers his mysterious admirer. Educational Objectives: To learn about making friends, explore the alphabet and rhyme with UN words. Kids will find that the power to read can change the story. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#138H] The Amazing Michelinoceras Brothers/Dads' Day Out The Amazing Michelinoceras Brothers - The Pteranodon family travels deep underwater on the Dinosaur Train to view two backwards-bounding brothers named Max and Mitch Michelinoceras. The kids are delighted to see that Max and Mitch put on a synchronized swimming show. Dads' Day Out - Buddy, Tiny, and Mr. Pteranodon join Annie Tyrannosaurus and Leroy Lambeosaurus and their dads for a Dads' Day at the Big Pond. It's all fun and games until it starts to rain, and they all have to take cover in a cave they've never noticed before. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#111] Bass Class Martin and Chris are in the middle of a friendly competition to find Small-mouth and Large-mouth Bass when they meet Wild Kratts Kid, Gavin, who is fishing. Before they can join him, Zach Varmitech arrives and challenges them to a fishing contest. The Wild Kratts team must use their knowledge of bass biology to win the tournament fair and square. Science Concepts: Species differentiation. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    The Electric Company [#119H] Out to Launch When Francine calls Hector a liar on a neighborhood billboard, The Electric Company has to work together to help clear Hector's name. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1005H] Insulating a Wall; Repointing a Fieldstone Foundation Host Kevin O'Connor works with an insulation contractor to show the proper way to insulate a wall using fiberglass batts. Then Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks "What is it?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner repoint a fieldstone foundation. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Ask This Old House [#1006H] Removing Overgrown Shrubs; Quieting a Noisy Baseboard Heater Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner remove several overgrown shrubs in front of her house and then plants many new perennials. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks "What is it?" Afterward, Richard helps a couple quiet their noisy baseboard heater. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3147H] $25k Compact Crossover Shootout Road Test: $25K Compact Crossover Shootout. Road Test: 2012 Fisker Karma. Goss' Garage: Electronic Add-ons. duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 12:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3031] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2338H] July 27, 2012 DELTA PLAN MAKES WAVES - California's ongoing war over water continues with heavy opposition by some environmental groups and Democratic lawmakers to Gov. Brown's massive plan to build a $14 billion pair of tunnels to transport water from the North to the South, and restore Delta wetlands. Will Brown's push for spending on major infrastructure projects jeopardize passage of his November tax initiative?
    CANDIDATES COLLECT CASH - President Barack Obama and GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney both visited the Bay Area this week to raise campaign funds. Each was silent on gun control in the aftermath of the tragic theater shootings in Colorado. Medical marijuana advocates protested against the Obama administration's federal crackdown on dispensaries.
    HEALTH AND WELFARE OF CALIFORNIA CHILDREN - The 2012 Kids Count Report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that California, the state with the highest number of children, ranks only 41 out of 50 states in overall well-being of children. The state did fare better on healthcare, scoring 23rd, in large part due to good prenatal care and increasing numbers of children with health insurance.
    Guests: Lauren Sommer, KQED Quest; Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group; Kathryn Baron, EdSource.
    SODA TAX CONTROVERSY IN RICHMOND - Should sugary beverages be taxed like cigarettes? As a trend to limit or ban soft drinks consumption moves across the country, PBS NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports on efforts by the city of Richmond to tax soda. While health experts say it will help stem high obesity rates, others say it will unfairly target those who are least able to afford the penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 pm
    Healing Quest [#804] Feng Shui for the Kitchen; Deepak on the Power of Stillness; Marianne Williamson on Making Better Choices. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Equal Time [#207H] Renewable Energy The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is a California policy ensuring that a minimum percentage of renewable energy is included in the portfolio of the electricity resources that serve the state. By increasing the required amount of renewables over time, the RPS can put California on a path toward increased sustainability. Reporter Vanessa Zuniga examines how the program works. duration 28:50   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    This is Us [#309] The Genius Behind Apple This is Us profiles Steve Wozniak, the computer engineer who co-founded Apple with his high school pal Steve Jobs. "Woz" developed the innovations that led to the personal computer revolution of the '70s. The episode also features Silicon Valley venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki who, in 1984, was in the vanguard of Apple employees tasked with marketing the Macintosh. Kawasaki also authored the ground-breaking business book "The Art of the Start." duration 29:09   STEREO
  • 3:00 pm
    Global Spirit [#103H] Music, Sound and the Sacred The transcendent power of music has long been recognized as a vehicle for spiritual practice and a path to spiritual fulfillment and enlightenment. In this episode of Global Spirit, host Phil Cousineau explores the transcendent qualities of spiritual and sacred music with guests Rev. Alan Jones, and Grammy-award-winning singer and member of the Native American Onondaga tribe Joanne Shenandoah. Experience the power of liturgical musical performances in Latin from Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and witness powerful, live studio performances by Joanne Shenandoah and a haunting sequence from Peter Brook's film, "Meetings with Remarkable Men" with sacred sounds resonating across the Afghan mountaintops. duration 54:09   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#129H] What It's Like to Go to War America has been at war for over a decade now, with millions of soldiers having seen death and dying up close in Afghanistan and Iraq. But most Americans, watching comfortably on their TVs and computers, witness mostly to statistics, stump speeches, and "expert" rhetoric, don't get what's really going on there.
    This week, Bill talks to Karl Marlantes - a highly-decorated Vietnam veteran, Rhodes Scholar, author, and PTSD survivor - about what we on the insulated outside need to understand about the minds and hearts of our modern warriors. Marlantes shares intimate stories about how his battlefield experiences both shaped him and nearly destroyed him, even after returning to civilian life.
    "'Thou shalt not kill' is a tenet you just do not violate, and so all your young life, that's drilled into your head," Marlantes tells Bill. "And then suddenly, you're 18 or 19 and they're saying, 'Go get 'em and kill for your country.' And then you come back and it's like, 'Well, thou shalt not kill' again. Believe me, that's a difficult thing to deal with. You take a young man and put him in the role of God, where he is asked to take a life - that's something no 19-year-old is able to handle."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#502H] France's Dordogne The Dordogne River Valley with its dramatic castles, pre-historic cave paintings, and prized cuisine is an unforgettable blend of man-made and natural beauty. We'll take an idyllic canoe ride, visit a goose farm, then savor the foie gras. We'll also wander through a lamp-lit castle, enjoy a country market, and visit the Sistine Chapel of the prehistoric world. Then we head south to Albi, home of Toulouse Lautrec, and the imposing fortress city of Carcassonne. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    California's Gold [#14021] Donuts Since 1938, Americans have been celebrating National Doughnut Day every first Friday in June. It was started by the Salvation Army to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. In this special, Huell pays homage to the venerable doughnut. From a visit to the Salvation Army to get a history lesson to an Indian restaurant and finally the El Mercado in East Los Angeles, it's a day spent celebrating deep fried dough. duration 24:33  
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: 100 Years, Millions of Memories This documentary about the Boardwalk is filled with rare film footage, vintage photographs, and heartfelt interviews which capture the Santa Cruz Boardwalk's enduring appeal to children of all ages. duration 1:29:17   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Lawrence Welk Show [#1348] From Polkas to Classics The Band opens this show with the "Pennsylvania Polka" and the Lennon Sisters follow with a wistfully lovely "Serenade Of The Bells". Bobby & Cissy dance to the classic "Andalucia" and Natalie Nevins sings "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria" from The Sound Of Music. Bob Lido and the entire cast wind things up with a toe-tapping Dixieland medley of "Ain't She Sweet", "Baby Face", and "Five Foot Two". duration 57:45   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1405H] Atlantic City, NJ - Hour Two In Atlantic City, New Jersey, AR and appraiser Andy Ourant dip into a discussion of the market for swimsuit-clad, early 20th-century bisque figurines, known as bathing beauties. Highlights include: a collection of Enrico Caruso memorabilia brought by his grandson; a dress by noted Italian designer Fortuny, purported to have been worn by American modern dance legend Isadora Duncan; and a pair of heirloom boxwood and ivory figurines estimated to be worth $50,000 to $75,000, but if confirmed to be 18th-century originals by sculptor Simon Troger, could be worth $400,000. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#105] duration 29:07   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#106] duration 29:04   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1622#] Vintage Phoenix AR's first visit to Phoenix was in 1997, when Arizona's biggest story was a UFO sighting dubbed the "Phoenix Lights." Flash forward 15 years for these believe-it-or-not AR moments: "Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus," the original 1897 letter to the New York Sun, was appraised at $20,000 to $30,000 and gets a nice current value of $30, 000 to $50,000; on the other hand, a circa 1890 mechanical bank, then worth $3700, gets a lump of coal and a current value of $1000 to $ 1500. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1112] Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia Merrilees Parker takes a culinary tour around Scandinavia, a region infused with Viking history and heritage. She begins her travels at a Viking festival, learns how to smoke herring in a Swedish village, assists with the smorgasbord at the Midsummer Festival, prepares moose with Lars Backman - the inspiration for the Swedish Chef on "The Muppet Show" - and cooks with the Sami people at the Arctic Circle. duration 57:32   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3505H] M. Ward/Okkervil River M. Ward graduates from guest spots to his own headline ACL performance, highlighting his latest LP, Hold Time . Austin indie rock favorite Okkervil River follows. duration 56:46   SRND51 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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