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KQED Plus: Saturday, August 4, 2012

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Saturday, August 4, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10425H] For The US Economy, A Mixed Jobs Report * Potential Defense Cuts Take Center Stage * Shields And Brooks * Looking Ahead To A New Rover's Exploration Of Mars * For David Pogue, Twitter Leads The Way To A Lost iPhone duration 56:46   STEREO
  • 1:00 am
    Doc Martin [#105Z] Of All The Harbors In All The Towns An old flame of Martin's Aunt Joan sails back into her life and whisks her off her feet. But her suitor, John Slater, is seriously ill with a life threatening heart condition, as Doc Martin discovers when he insists on running tests on him. Slater wants to rekindle the love affair with Joan and sail off into the sunset with her. But Martin is anxious for Joan that she will have to nurse a very sick man. Schoolgirl Melanie Gibson, one of Port Isaac's bevy of teenage beauties, develops a crush on the doctor. He's her hero after he puts her dislocated shoulder back, and stops the agonizing pain she has been suffering. There's romance in the air between Al and Elaine. He's always had a soft spot for her. Thinking that she has split with her boyfriend, Al tries to woo her, by downloading a special selection of music onto an expensive Ipod for her. duration 46:54   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Midsomer Murders [#409Z] Dark Autumn, Part 1 In the village of Goodman's Land, postman Dave Cutler is murdered while on an early morning round. With the help of local community WPC Jay Nash, Barnaby & Troy's investigations reveal that Cutler was the local Romeo, having seduced a number of women. Would any of the jealous husbands or jilted lovers have wanted to murder him? When the bodies of two husbands of these adulterous women are found, the idea quickly fades. Instead, the investigation team's search identifies a twisted murderer scarred by childhood memories. duration 47:41   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:49 am
    Midsomer Murders [#410Z] Dark Autumn, Part 2 In the village of Goodman's Land, postman Dave Cutler is murdered while on an early morning round. With the help of local community WPC Jay Nash, Barnaby & Troy's investigations reveal that Cutler was the local Romeo, having seduced a number of women. Would any of the jealous husbands or jilted lovers have wanted to murder him? When the bodies of two husbands of these adulterous women are found, the idea quickly fades. Instead, the investigation team's search identifies a twisted murderer scarred by childhood memories. duration 47:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:38 am
    Sherlock Holmes [#307] The Three Gables Isadora rejects her diplomat lover, Douglas Maberley, in favour of the young Duke of Lomond. With his life shattered, Douglas completes the manuscript of his life story and then dies in mysterious circumstances. duration 1:13:24   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1004H] Mind Benders COLOUR BLEED - England/Poland
    A young creative and idealistic girl dreams of brighter days in a dim Eastern European city. Her fate is inextricably sealed when she crosses paths with a scheming and enigmatic old woman, who harbors a dark secret. A cold act of cruelty will fracture the very foundations of a city. Directed, written, produced, and edited by Peter Szewczyk. Peter has contributed his talents to the feature films Harry Potter, Shrek, Star Wars, Ice Age and Avatar. This is his directorial debut. Principal cast: Anna Barry and Milla Karkkainen.
    WEST OF THE MOON - USA
    The memory of a long lost love triggers an old man to recall the odd set of circumstances that led to his having a grenade as a heart and a monkey inside his head. A wildly inventive and visually amazing film inviting comparisons to the work of Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton. The film is directed by Brent Bonacorso and based on the book of children's essays entitled The Colored Monster Has No Mouth by Roger Omar. Principal cast: Jacob Whitkin, Michael Garbe, Amber Noelle, and Christopher Tomafelli. West of the Moon won the top prize at five film festivals in 2011.
    EGG BREAKERS - Germany
    A game of one-upmanship gets out of hand. In a surreal landscape two creatures learn that if eyelids were lips at the same time, they would also be able to lay eggs ... say what?! Animated by Emanuel Strixner.
    duration 26:09   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#130H] Suppressing The Vote * The fight against voter fraud is a solution in search of a problem - documented instances of voter fraud these days are surprisingly few. Nevertheless, since the 2010 midterm elections, new election laws passed by Republican-dominated legislatures in 14 states have sought to limit voter registration or require photo IDs in order to vote - identification that for many is too expensive or otherwise difficult to obtain. Such laws, according to a recent report from the Brennan Center for Justice "will make it harder for hundreds of thousands of poor Americans to vote." That's why some say the real goal isn't about fighting voter fraud; it's about enabling voter suppression. < br />This week, Bill talks to Keesha Gaskins, an attorney and co-author of that report, and Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice, about modern efforts to keep minorities and the poor in particular from exercising one of the most fundamental American rights. "When these votes come under attack by this level of partisan gamesmanship, it's completely inappropriate and antithetical to our history," Gaskins tells Bill. "This is a very real political issue, but beyond that, this is a real issue of real Americans being able to access and be self-determinative in how we're governed."
    * Also on the program, Bill talks with Anthony Baxter, director of You've Been Trumped!, an upcoming documentary about Donald Trump's aggressive efforts to build "the greatest golf course in the world" along ancient sand dunes on the coast of Scotland. A veteran journalist, Baxter says what Trump and even local media are hailing an economic boon is actually a disaster threatening the environment and callously disrupting peoples' lives - a perfect example of capitalism run amuck, and how the rest of us pay the price. "It seems to me there's one rule for the super-rich and one rule for everybody else," Baxter says. "And the 99% of people in the world are tired and fed up of having money and power riding roughshod over their lives and our planet. Our planet, I don't think, can afford these kinds of decisions."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#218] Family Game When a baby African pygmy hedgehog comes to Animal Junction, Zoboo, tries to find the right family for her to live with. The Kratt Brothers explain that there are all different kinds of creature families, and they finally find the perfect family for the baby hedgehog. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & 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. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Animal Baby Explorers [#102H] Stripes and Spots/Beatle Mania * Stripes and Spots - Skip and his friends are playing a game of "I Spy" and realize some animals are easier to see than others. After sighting a beautiful ladybug, they begin to wonder what the spots on its back mean and go in search of other creatures with interesting markings.
    * Beatle Mania - Benita is planting her garden when Sammy the Skunk sees what he thinks is a strange "walking leaf." But leaves don't walk! When the Explorers look more closely, they find a beetle underneath, and the group decides to find out more about this interesting insect.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 7:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#103] Jorge and the Dog Run/Clifford's Club House * Jorge and the Dog Run - Clifford and Jorge reminisce about the day they met, a day that ended in a big surprise.
    * Paw Print Picasso - When Clifford accidentally gets paw prints on Emily Elizabeth's painting for the art show, it has a surprising result.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#601H] School of Dance/Curious George Sounds Off * School of Dance - Little monkeys love to dance, which is why George can't wait for Allie's dance party. When Bill announces he's leaving town because he doesn't know how to dance the box step, George creates a footsteps dance step map to help. But you can't take a dance map to a party! How will Bill keep from stepping on toes without one?
    * Curious George Sounds Off - Chef Pisghetti is distraught: his chickens won't lay any eggs! After spending a night in the chicken coop, George discovers that the chickens aren't sleeping and are too tired to lay eggs. The noisy alley is the culprit. Will George's efforts to soundproof the chicken coop with recycled materials pay off with egg-cellent results?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#110H] Night Lights/Go Snails Go! * Night Lights - Nick and Sally are making shadow puppets with the Cat in the Hat, but the batteries in the flashlight have gone out! They jump into the Thingamajigger and shrink down to visit the fireflies that live in the backyard. There they learn that the fireflies communicate by flashing their lights. And when the fireflies provide the light the kids need, the shadow puppet show can continue!
    * Go Snails Go! - Nick, Sally and the Cat have been invited along on a snail expedition! They jump into the Thingamajigger and shrink down to meet up with Lewis and Clark, the two snails leading the way! As they travel through the forest of Slippity-Goo, having fun sliding in their own shells, the kids learn about all the different ways snails use their shells.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#113] The Ant and the Grasshopper Littlest Pig is on a picnic and he is starving! Problem is, he didn't plan ahead and pack a snack! The Super Readers fly into the story of Ant and Grasshopper where the jovial grasshopper finds himself equally unprepared for the onset of winter. Will his responsible friend Ant teach him (and Pig) a lesson about planning ahead? Or will the two friends be left out in the cold? Educational Objectives: To learn about planning ahead and letter identification. Young viewers will experiment with spelling and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#205H] Buddy Explores The Tyrannosaurs/Rainy Day Fight * Buddy, an adopted T. rex, wishes he knew more about his T. rex ancestors. So, Dad takes him and Tiny on the Dinosaur Train back to the early Cretaceous, to visit an ancestor: an earlier version of Tyrannosaurus rex called Raptorex. Rodney Raptorex is a kid who won't grow up to be as big as Buddy will, but the two boys find that they not only have a lot of differences, they have a lot in common, too < br>* The kids are stuck cooped up in the nest for a long, rainy spell which leads to them fighting. Mom tells them that the rain has stopped enough that they can leave the nest but she gives them an assignment: to go find their own "calm space," where they can calm down enough to get along with each other again. It works - each kid finds something in nature that helps him or her to calm down and be friends again. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#105H] Mystery of the Squirmy Wormy Aviva miniaturizes Chris and Martin for an underground mission with earthworms, in search of the answer to the mystery "Why do worms come above ground when it rains?" But they have to hurry, as they soon discover that life as a worm is full of dangers at every turn. Science Concept: Wet objects can be changed by heating and cooling. If a worm is left in the hot sun, their skin will dry up and they will die. Worms need to stay wet and their environment helps keep them that way. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    The Electric Company [#204H] Oh Danny Boy Hector and Danny join forces in a doubles ping pong tournament. Will they find friendship in victory? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#905H] Landscape contractor Roger Cook builds a raised garden bed that is accessible by a wheelchair. Then, general contractor Tom Silva shows a homeowner how to repair a leak in his roof caused by a plumbing vent gasket that has failed. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Ask This Old House [#1012H] Installing a Battery Back-up Sump Pump; Fixing a Rusty Metal Railing Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Philadelphia to install a battery back-up sump pump. Then Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom fixes a rusty metal railing on a set of front steps. And Kevin shares a tip about how to store a wheelbarrow. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3148H] Nissan Altima Road Test: 2013 Nissan Altima * Road Test: 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL * Goss' Garage: Tires & Ride Quality duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 12:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3032] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2339H] August 3, 2012 CPMC PLANS ON HOLD: Plans to build a new hospital in San Francisco at Cathedral Hill, currently home to several churches, and to rebuild St. Luke's in the Mission District, are on hold until November. The Board of Supervisors put the decision on the backburner while questions about an escape clause that would allow the hospital to be closed based on weak financial performance by the company raises a red flag.
    DROUGHT DRIVING UP FOOD PRICES: The drought gripping more than half the country is driving up food prices - including milk, beef, chicken and pork - due to the scorching heat and minimal rainfall. Drought is affecting over 80% of the county's corn crops. Consumers can expect to pay 3% to 4% more for groceries next year. < br />MARS ROVER LANDING: Excitement is more than sky high over a large rover that NASA is gearing up to land on Mars Sunday night. The 1-ton Curiosity will feed vivid images of the Red Planet back to Earth and work to find evidence of microbial life.
    Guests: Rachel Gordon, San Francisco Chronicle; Tom Vacar, KTVU; and Lisa Krieger, San Jose Mercury News.
    "JANE DOE" OF YOUR BLACK MUSLIM BAKERY: On the fifth year anniversary of the killing of Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey by members of Your Black Muslim Bakery, the woman who exposed bakery owner Yusuf Bey Sr. for acts of sexual abuse, welfare fraud and violence has come forward. Previously identified as Jane Doe #1, Kowana Banks tells her personal story of abuse to Center for Investigative Reporting journalist Louise Rafkin. The story was reported in collaboration with the Chauncey Bailey Project. Belva Davis interviews Rafkin and Banks.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 pm
    Healing Quest [#805] Organic Food Controversy; Natural Flu Fighter; Male Sexual Health. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Equal Time [#208H] SJSU Admissions Changes San Jose State University has always guaranteed local area students admission to the university, but starting in Fall 2013 that is going to change. Incoming students as well as current students will be affected. Equal Time looks at how SJSU ultimately came to the decision to change policy and how the community is reacting. duration 28:30   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    This is Us [#310] Winchester Mystery House This is Us visits the Winchester Mystery House and profiles Charlie Sammut, a former police officer who is now one of the top animal trainers in show business. Charlie's best four-legged pal Josef was the MGM lion, the Dreyfus lion, and the model for Disney's Lion King. Also profiled are Greg Kihn, the Bay Area's top disc jockey, and artist Scott Weaver who has re-created the city of San Francisco in toothpicks. duration 28:04   STEREO
  • 3:00 pm
    Global Spirit [#104H] Art and the Creative Spirit What makes art sacred? Does the creative spirit lie within the artist, or is it channeled through the artist from some "higher power"? This episode of Global Spirit seeks answers to these and other questions by looking at various sacred art forms, and by engaging with artists who speak eloquently about the spiritual aspect of the creative process. The program presents the work and teachings of Buddhist artist and teacher Lama Lhanang Rinpoche as well as Pueblo Indian sculptor Estella Loretto. Visually engaging and emotionally uplifting, this Global Spirit episode imparts new insights and discoveries about sacred art and the creative spirit from spiritual traditions as distant and seemingly disconnected as Tibet and the American Southwest. duration 54:01   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#130H] Suppressing The Vote * The fight against voter fraud is a solution in search of a problem - documented instances of voter fraud these days are surprisingly few. Nevertheless, since the 2010 midterm elections, new election laws passed by Republican-dominated legislatures in 14 states have sought to limit voter registration or require photo IDs in order to vote - identification that for many is too expensive or otherwise difficult to obtain. Such laws, according to a recent report from the Brennan Center for Justice "will make it harder for hundreds of thousands of poor Americans to vote." That's why some say the real goal isn't about fighting voter fraud; it's about enabling voter suppression. < br />This week, Bill talks to Keesha Gaskins, an attorney and co-author of that report, and Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice, about modern efforts to keep minorities and the poor in particular from exercising one of the most fundamental American rights. "When these votes come under attack by this level of partisan gamesmanship, it's completely inappropriate and antithetical to our history," Gaskins tells Bill. "This is a very real political issue, but beyond that, this is a real issue of real Americans being able to access and be self-determinative in how we're governed."
    * Also on the program, Bill talks with Anthony Baxter, director of You've Been Trumped!, an upcoming documentary about Donald Trump's aggressive efforts to build "the greatest golf course in the world" along ancient sand dunes on the coast of Scotland. A veteran journalist, Baxter says what Trump and even local media are hailing an economic boon is actually a disaster threatening the environment and callously disrupting peoples' lives - a perfect example of capitalism run amuck, and how the rest of us pay the price. "It seems to me there's one rule for the super-rich and one rule for everybody else," Baxter says. "And the 99% of people in the world are tired and fed up of having money and power riding roughshod over their lives and our planet. Our planet, I don't think, can afford these kinds of decisions."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#503H] Barcelona and Catalunya The creative spirit of Spain's Catalunya the land of Picasso, Gaudi and Salvador Dali is on a roll. We'll get caught up in the festivity of Barcelona, enjoying the vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas and pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter. Then we'll take a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat, and finish with an artist's pilgrimage along the Costa Brava to Salvador Dali country seaside Cadaques to visit his home and nearby Figures to experience his playfully surreal mausoleum/museum. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Love Me Tender - The Love Songs of Elvis A major reason for Elvis Presley's massive, unprecedented appeal to women audiences of all ages was his love songs. Always a true romantic, Elvis recorded many, many love songs throughout his career, beginning with "I Want You I Need You I Love You" in 1956 and running the entire span of his life.
    Entire eras of his remarkable life and career can be evoked by the mere mention of the title of one of his many love songs. Mention "Love Me Tender" and a hundred images spring to mind. The same can be said for his many other songs of romance. Elvis and his love songs had remained an unexplored area of Elvis' remarkable career. This program tells the warm story of the tender side of the King of Rock and Roll. Narrated by Ashley Judd, it is Elvis as you've never seen him.
    duration 1:29:34   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 7:00 pm
    Lawrence Welk Show [#1349] Tribute to Jerome Kern This program celebrates the enormous talent and versatility of Jerome Kern. From the opening medley of "Who", "I Won't Dance", "You Couldn't Be Cuter", and "Old Man River", to the infectious melody of the closing number, "Pick Yourself Up", there's something for everyone. Ava Barber invites us to "Look For The Silver Lining", Ken Delo reminisces about "The Last Time I Saw Paris", and Tom Netherton sets a romantic mood with "They Didn't Believe Me". Sit back, relax, and ENJOY! duration 57:45   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1406H] Atlantic City, NJ - Hour Three Where better for AR and appraiser Kevin Zavian to dive into the subject of pearls than at Dock's Oyster House in Atlantic City, New Jersey? Highlights include a fanciful circa 1900 folk art sculpture; a 1934 New York Yankees team-signed baseball; and an early 20th century landscape painting by George Bellows, one of America's greatest artists, passed down in the Bellows family and valued at $ 150,000. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#107] duration 29:15   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#108] duration 29:14   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1624H] Vintage Houston In 1998, Dr. Ferid Murad of the UT-Houston Medical School won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on the cardio-vascular system, while AR made hearts palpitate with its first visit to H-Town. 14 years later, a 19th-century Chinese jade scepter, originally appraised for $1500 to $2500, has spiked to a radiantly healthy $50, 000 to $80,000, while a 1912 Titanic menu went from a heart-stopping $75,000 to $100,000 to a less pulse-quickening $50,000 to $75,000. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1113] Globe Trekker Special: Volcanoes, Ring of Fire In this episode, the Trekkers explore the world's most spectacular volcanoes, traveling from Pompeii, Stromboli and Santorini in Italy and Greece to Krakatoa and Mt. Fuji in Indonesia and Japan. Other explosive sites include Montserrat, Pacaya in Guatemala, Cotopaxi in Ecuador, La Palma in the Canary Islands, Mount St. Helens and Kilauea in the U.S. and Mont Pelee on Martinique. duration 56:32   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3708H] The Head and the Heart/Gomez Fresh and seasoned indie rock hits the ACL stage with the Head and the Heart and Gomez. Seattle's the Head and the Heart performs tunes from its self-titled debut LP. British veterans Gomez follow with their eclectic modern rock. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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