TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
KQED Plus: Monday, September 24, 2012
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12:00 amMoyers & Company [#137H] Elections for Sale One of the reasons Moyers & Company frequently returns to the theme of money and politics is because it's absolutely necessary to do so. Nothing corrupts our political system more than the ability of the rich and influential to spend limitless amounts of money - often in secret - with the intention of creating preferred political outcomes. And far from being a regulator of campaign finances, our political funding laws - aided by a corporate-friendly Supreme Court and self-interested politicians - only facilitate the process of empowering the few while subjugating the many.
Few understand the ways money moves in and out of our political system than campaign finance reform advocate Trevor Potter. A former chairman of the Federal Election Commission and founding president of the Campaign Legal Center, Potter was Stephen Colbert's chief advisor when Colbert formed his own super PAC and 501 (c)(4) in a clever effort to expose the potential for chicanery behind each.
This week, Bill and Potter discuss how American elections are bought and sold, who covers the cost, and how the rest of us pay the price. "I can assure you that if someone is spending millions of dollars to elect the candidate, the candidate knows where that money is coming from. There's nothing illegal about telling them, but the voters aren't going to know that," Potter tells Bill. "We're creating opportunities for corruption and candidates being beholden to specific private interests because of funding, yet there's no disclosure to the rest of us."
Also on the show, a Bill Moyers Essay on the bags of money that campaigns drop on consultants and TV ads to affect and distort your point of view. duration 56:46 STEREO TVG
1:00 amDoo Wop Love Songs (My Music) The 1950s and Doo Wop love songs go hand in hand like two straws and a shake. And now America's favorite malt shop memories are back with this Doo Wop collection for lovers only. Its Doo Wop's biggest and best hits assembled into a collection featuring all romance and teenage love songs for sweethearts. Hosts Jerry Butler and Cousin Brucie Morrow bring back the backseat ballads in this celebration of great vocal groups - recorded the weekend of May 16, 2007 at The Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The program features performances from The Tokens, The Dubs, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Larry Chance and the Earls, and a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of The Original Drifters (Ben E. King, Charlie Thomas, Bobby Hendricks, and Bill Pinkney). duration 1:50:10 STEREO
3:00 amEd Sullivan's Top Performers 1966-1969 (My Music) Live from New York, it's Ed Sullivan's top rock performers from the mid to late 1960s together in this special presentation. It features an amazing line-up of original 60s performers singing their biggest hits from 1966 - 1969. Hosted by Ed Sullivan and Jay Thomas. duration 1:58:15 STEREO TVPG
5:00 amHow The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin This is Emmy nominated film producer Leslie Woodhead's effort to bring Beatle fans the true story behind the Beatles influence in the USSR that lead to the eventual downfall of Communism. The film begins where Woodhead first met up with the Beatles in 1962. As a young researcher, he worked on a brief black and white film shot in the Cavern Club in Liverpool before the world had heard of the Beatles. 25 years later, he has been back in Russia to talk to some of the Beatles generation, and to hear their stories about how the Fab Four changed their lives - and how they made the revolution which transformed their country into "Beatlestan." duration 56:06 STEREO TVPG
6:00 amZoboomafoo [#133] Sand A sandstorm has buried Animal Junction in sand, which is perfect for the meerkats, scorpion and camel that stop by for a visit. Zoboo, Chris and Martin explain how each of these creatures is suited for living in a dry, desert climate. Jackie walks along the beach looking for shells, but she doesn't take any with her because some of these shells are homes to the hermit crab. She decides to build a beautiful sand castle for her crab friends instead. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amRaggs [#145H] Friends Trilby's best friend, Polly Possum, is moving away, so the dogs explore ways to keep in touch with a friend. Together they make friendship presents. When B. Max introduces everybody to his imaginary friend, Professor Fluffy, the others decide to use their imagination and pretend they have friends like this, too. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY
7:00 amSesame Street [#4281H] Furry Potter It seems that everyone on Sesame Street is excitedly reading the new Furry Potter book. Telly has it too, and can't wait to find Gordon so Gordon can read it to him. He finds Gordon grading papers outside Hooper's Store, and Telly anxiously asks him to read him the book now. Gordon agrees, but cannot find his glasses. Gordon suggests to Telly that he tries to read the book himself, but Telly says it's too long. Instead he goes to get help, and brings back the three little kittens from the nursery rhyme, since they know all about losing stuff. They find their mittens in Gordon's briefcase, but Gordon's glasses are still nowhere to be found. Gordon again suggests to Telly that he should try to read by himself, but Telly takes one look at the book and says it's too hard. Instead he brings back Little Bo Peep to help, since she is also always losing things. One of her sheep shows up with glasses and gives them to Gordon, but they are sunglasses. Again, Gordon tells Telly to give the book a try, and again, Telly has a better idea and runs off to get Schnozola, the glass-sniffing dog. But that's doesn't work either. Telly finally admits that he doesn't want to read the book by himself because it means not reading it together with Gordon. Gordon tells him they can still do that - by Telly reading the book to him, taking one word at a time. Just as they begin, Chris finds Gordon's glasses, but Telly tells Gordon that he kind of likes reading to him, so they keep doing just that. duration 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:00 amWordWorld [#103H] Rocket to the Moon/The Birds * Rocket to the Moon - When Frog needs to rescue the Little Piggies from the moon, he learns to appreciate lowercase letters.
* The Birds - Sheep discovers a large egg and has to take care of it until she can find Bird and return it to its rightful owner.