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KQED Plus: Saturday, September 29, 2012

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Saturday, September 29, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10465H] Economy * Mines in the Strait * China * Shields and Brooks * American Graduate- De'Qonton Davis duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Doc Martin [#206Z] The Family Way Dr. Ellingham's parents, whom he hasn't spoken to in seven years, make a surprise visit to Cornwall to stay with their son. He's puzzled why they should turn up out of the blue to see him, but does his best to welcome them to his home, even though his father delights in sneering at his drop in status from surgeon to general practitioner. Christopher Ellingham is a suave surgeon, oozing charm, nothing like his son, and the villagers are soon taken in by his charisma. But his wife Margaret seems oddly quiet and reserved. Martin worries that she might be ill. Danny collapses, barely able to breathe. Louisa calls Martin who diagnoses a collapsed lung. He recognizes that Danny is gravely ill, and when the ambulance is delayed, he has no alternative but to carry out emergency surgery to save his life. duration 46:38   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Foyle's War [#405Z] Bleak Midwinter, Part 1 The death of a young munitions worker and the murder of Paul Milner's wife seem linked, and Foyle strives to clear his sergeant from suspicion. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 3:00 am
    Foyle's War [#406Z] Bleak Midwinter, Part 2 The death of a young munitions worker and the murder of Paul Milner's wife seem linked, and Foyle strives to clear his sergeant from suspicion. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 4:00 am
    Sherlock Holmes [#311] The Mazarin Stone Sherlock Holmes is in the Highlands and Mycroft is called in to recover the Mazarin stone. duration 51:17   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#138H] United States of ALEC * This week, an unprecedented in-depth report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of us have never heard of - ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself as a "nonpartisan public-private partnership". But behind that mantra lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed to increase corporate profits at public expense. Using interviews, documents, and personal accounts, the episode explores ALEC's self-serving machine at work, acting in a way one Wisconsin politician describes as "a corporate dating service for lonely legislators and corporate special interests."
    In state houses around the country, hundreds of pieces of boilerplate ALEC legislation are proposed or enacted that would, among other things, dilute collective bargaining rights, make it harder for some Americans to vote, and limit corporate liability for harm caused to consumers - each accomplished without the public ever knowing who's behind it. "All of us here are very familiar with ALEC and the influence that ALEC has with many of the [legislative] members," said Arizona State Senator Steve Farley. "Corporations have the right to present their arguments, but they don't have the right to do it secretly."
    "United States of ALEC" is a collaboration between Okapi Productions (the filmmakers Tom Casciato and Kathleen Hughes) and the Schumann Media Center, headed by Bill Moyers, which supports independent journalism and public watchdogs such as the Center for Media and Democracy, whose investigators are featured in the report.
    * Also appearing on the broadcast is Kathleen Hall Jamieson, the director of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center and founder of FactCheck.org, who talks about deception and truth in the 2012 campaign.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#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 am
    Thomas & Friends [#907H] Winter Surprise duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Animal Baby Explorers [#110H] Missing Berries/Marsh Music * Missing Berries - The berries Izzy and Benita hid up in a tree have gone missing. Where could they be? With only a tuft of brown hair and a paw print, the Explorers go on a quest to find the berry snatcher.
    * Marsh Music - When the Explorers decide they want to start a band, they embark on a quest to find Benita an instrument to play. They discover that many animals in the marsh make beautiful sounds. They also find out that a reed can make a wonderful instrument.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#406] Words Writing and reading are the focus today. Caillou is all excited to read the weekend paper with Daddy, but the wind and a very mischievous cat delay his reading time. With a little patience and persistence, Caillou finally gets to enjoy his favorite comic strip. Later, when Mommy is upset because the mailman only brings bills, bills, and more bills, she tells Caillou that it would be great to get a nice letter for a change. Caillou and Daddy decide to write Mommy a really nice letter, and the next morning they give it to the mail carrier to deliver. Mommy is thrilled! On another day, Sarah invites Caillou to a little brother or sister day at school. The school is big and Caillou is a little afraid. But with Sarah's help Caillou has a lot of fun. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#501] George and Marco Sound It Out/A Monkey's Duckling * George and Marco Sound It Out - Nothing can stop George from listening to his favorite band, Lobos de Plata, a Latin band that plays in Endless Park. So when the bandstand is taken down, George goes on a mission with his friend and band-member, 8 year-old Marco, to find a perfect place for the band to play. After a day of checking the acoustics at Pisghetti's, the zoo, and George's lobby, their last hope is the museum. Will it have a room that is quiet, won't produce echoes, and is large enough for an entire band?
    * A Monkey's Duckling - George is so anxious for Dumpling Duck's eggs to hatch that he takes over as chief egg-sitter when Dumpling takes a break. When the first duckling emerges and sees George, he thinks the monkey is his mama! As George shows his doting protege the differences between a monkey and a duck, can he convince the duckling that birds of a feather should flock together?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#105H] Prince Wednesday Finds A Way To Play/Finding A Way To Play On Backwards Day Prince Wednesday Finds a Way to Play - Daniel and Katerina Kittycat are playing "house" today at school. Prince Wednesday wants to play too, but he wants to be a loud dinosaur. Katerina tells him that loud dinosaurs are not allowed! Luckily, they find a way to play together with Prince Wednesday as a quiet, friendly dinosaur. Finding a Way to Play on Backwards Day - Daniel and O the Owl are at Miss Elaina's house and she has planned a backwards play date. O isn't so sure about all of the backwards things and prefers to play forwards. The friends learn to compromise so everyone can play together. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#405] Imagine! Today, Caillou discovers something inside him that makes ordinary things fun: imagination! Unable to fly his kite on a windless day, Caillou stares at the clouds and finds they're really wagons, balloons and dinosaurs, if you look at them just right. When rain grounds his kite another day, Caillou and Dad turn the living room into a pirate ship. Just like his Daddy, Caillou loves anything to do with cars, so he's very happy when Dad asks him to help wash the family car. And while he sits in the car, he imagines he's driving a car to the beach. It's also fun playing with his friend George, who no one can see but Caillou. Later, Caillou, Rosie and Julie the baby-sitter travel to all sorts of pretend far away places. Among them are the desert with its camel and oasis, the big mountain they climb and finally the river and waterfalls in the steamy tropical forest. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#107] Clifford & The Beanstalk/Itchy Patch * Clifford and the Beanstalk - Emily works hard to prepare for her audition for the lead in the school play, but loses the role to Jetta, who worries more about what she'll wear than about learning her lines. Emily steps in and plays the lead role at the last minute, and Jetta learns that it's hard work and preparation are what make you successful.
    * Itchy Patch - Clifford is itching like crazy but tries hard to stop when he hears Emily say that she'll take him to the vet if he keeps it up. With the help of Cleo and T-Bone, Clifford tries every trick to conceal his discomfort to avoid a trip to the doctor! But Clifford soon learns the value of trust in an unknown situation.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#113H] Mystery of the Weird Looking Walrus Chris and Martin are on a mission to discover why walrus look so weird, but discover that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a herd to mine precious pearls for Donita Donata's fashion line. The Wild Kratts team must use the walrus features against Zach to save the creatures and return them to their Arctic domain. Science Concepts: Suction. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Arthur [#804] Fernkenstein's Monster/D.W., Dancing Queen * Fernkenstein's Monster - Inspired by Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," Fern tells a tale so scary that Arthur and the gang become afraid of her! Can Fern prove her skills as a writer and create a different story that's fun instead of frightening?
    * D.W., Dancing Queen - Binky decides to teach D.W. to dance, but she just doesn't seem to get the moves. Is D.W. a no-talent klutz? Or is it Binky's teaching that needs practice?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Fannie's Last Supper Fannie's Last Supper reveals the origins of American cooking and explores how the culinary expert Fannie Farmer sowed the seeds of the modern food revolution. The America's Test Kitchen team recreates a 12-course feast straight from the pages of Fannie Farmer's 1896 best-seller, Boston Cooking School Cookbook. A dozen food and media mavens, including Harry Smith, Renee Montagne, Jose Andres, Mark Bittman and Amy Dickinson gather at Chris Kimball's restored 1859 townhouse to judge the results. Fannie's Last Supper also reaches back into the history of cookware, cooking and the food industry to understand how Victorians shopped, cooked, ate and entertained. The documentary also details the culinary sleuthing and testing necessary to bring back to life the original Fannie Farmer recipes and cooking methods. Recipes include: homemade jellies, Mandarin cake, venison, roast geese and lobster a l'Americaine. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-SL
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3205H] Porsche Boxster S * Road Test: 2013 Porsche Boxster S * Road Test: 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In * Goss' Garage: Buying Parts Online duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 12:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3040] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Heat and Harvest: Impact of Climate Change On California September 28, 2012 From the vast fields of fruits and nuts in the Central Valley to the waterways of the Sacramento Delta - and many growing centers in between - climate change is beginning to take its toll on California agriculture. According to a recent report commissioned by the state EPA and Energy Commission, yields in key crops are expected to drop significantly over the coming decades as climate change alters key growing conditions.
    The list of crops most directly affected under business as usual conditions, assuming a 2 degree warming by 2050, reads like a walk through a supermarket produce section: yields of citrus crops in the San Joaquin Valley are expected to drop about 18% by 2050; grapes about 6%; cherries and other orchard crops about 9%. But this is not just a look into the state's future. California's farms, often called the nation's breadbasket, are already feeling the effects of the trifecta of converging forces prompted by climate change: shorter cold seasons, longer seasons of extreme heat, and dwindling water supplies.
    This multi-platform collaboration of the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED's science and environment reporting teams examines how climate change is already playing out in one of California's largest industries. Three documentary reports are woven into one comprehensive program.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:30 pm
    Healing Quest [#1003] The Grass Fed, Pasture-Raised Movement; The Myth of Eight Glasses of Water A Day with Dr. Howard Murad. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Equal Time [#211H] Racial Identity The face of America is changing and is becoming more mixed. Even the President of the United States is part of this emerging identity. How do these individuals define themselves and how do others define them? These questions are explored and discussed in this episode of Equal Time. duration 28:30   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    This is Us [#202] California History * Greg Smesstad, 8th generation Californian - Greg Smesstad is a descendent of the Bernal family, one of 30 families who came from Mexico with Spanish Captain Juan Bautista de Anza in 1775. Smesstad has written the book on the de Anza Trail, a National Parks Historic Trail, for the Park Service. In it he documents the history of the first 30 families in California. The Bernal family helped to found San Jose.
    * Anthony Powell, Buffalo Soldier expert - Powell became interested in the Buffalo Soldiers while listening to stories at his grandfather's knee. He tells us their history as he heard it from his grandfather and many other Buffalo Soldiers.
    * Jean Harmon, WWII WASP - 84-year-old Jean Harman first took to the skies as a 7-year-old child. Inspired by Amelia Earhart, she went on to get her pilot's license at 18 and then later served as a WASP during World War II, ferrying North American AT-6's.
    duration 27:21   STEREO
  • 3:00 pm
    Global Spirit [#107H] The Mystical Experience From Moses on the mountain, to Jesus in the desert to Mohammed in his cave, "the mystical experience" has been acknowledged as the core event that forms the foundation of many great religions. In this Global Spirit program, host Phil Cousineau joins Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man and sufi mystic Maata Lynn Barron to shed light on some of the common attributes of those who yearn for and reach, however momentarily, what they describe as a direct experience of God or the Divine. "The Mystical Experience" explores both experiential and analytical approaches to this rich subject. duration 54:20   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#138H] United States of ALEC * This week, an unprecedented in-depth report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of us have never heard of - ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself as a "nonpartisan public-private partnership". But behind that mantra lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed to increase corporate profits at public expense. Using interviews, documents, and personal accounts, the episode explores ALEC's self-serving machine at work, acting in a way one Wisconsin politician describes as "a corporate dating service for lonely legislators and corporate special interests."
    In state houses around the country, hundreds of pieces of boilerplate ALEC legislation are proposed or enacted that would, among other things, dilute collective bargaining rights, make it harder for some Americans to vote, and limit corporate liability for harm caused to consumers - each accomplished without the public ever knowing who's behind it. "All of us here are very familiar with ALEC and the influence that ALEC has with many of the [legislative] members," said Arizona State Senator Steve Farley. "Corporations have the right to present their arguments, but they don't have the right to do it secretly."
    "United States of ALEC" is a collaboration between Okapi Productions (the filmmakers Tom Casciato and Kathleen Hughes) and the Schumann Media Center, headed by Bill Moyers, which supports independent journalism and public watchdogs such as the Center for Media and Democracy, whose investigators are featured in the report.
    * Also appearing on the broadcast is Kathleen Hall Jamieson, the director of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center and founder of FactCheck.org, who talks about deception and truth in the 2012 campaign.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#506H] Vienna and the Danube For centuries, Vienna was the crown jewel of the rich and powerful Habsburg Empire. A century after that empire's fall, the Viennese appreciates their imperial legacy as a cultural wellspring and an excuse to live in style. We'll take in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. Then we'll explore the city's surroundings, with a trip along the romantic Danube River and a hike up to the breathtakingly Baroque Melk Abbey. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    California's Golden Fairs [#109Z] Alameda County Fair Huell visits the Alameda County Fair which originated in 1859 in downtown Oakland as a Floral Fair. The first modern-day Fair in Pleasanton began in 1912, and has been held annually (with the exception of the war years) ever since. The Fair's racetrack is the oldest one-mile horse racing track in America, dating back to 1858 and is still a highlight of this award-winning fair. duration 28:31   TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Market Warriors [#103H] Antiquing In Cumming, GA Miller, John, Bob and Kevin encounter some southern hospitality at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market just outside Atlanta, Georgia. This week's challenge is to find vintage advertising, and in Coca-Cola country, there's plenty to find. Some notable picks include a rare Red Rock Cola piece,a Sterling Card case and an antique hobbyhorse. Their finds are auctioned at Cowan's Auction in Cincinnati, Ohio. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:00 pm
    Lawrence Welk Show [#1304] Salute to the Swing Bands If you love the music of the great swing bands - songs like Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again," Woody Herman's "Woodchopper's Ball, " or "American Patrol" and "Tuxedo Junction" by Glenn Miller, you'll love Lawrence Welk's Salute to the Swing Bands from 1979. Ken Delo sings Jimmy Dorsey's "So Rare" and the always beautiful Anacani sings "Amapola". From "Sophisticated Lady" to the "Original Boogie Woogie" - there's something for everyone on this show filled with the great swing music from the Big Band Era. duration 57:45   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1110] Mobile, Al - Part 1 In Mobile, Alabama, Mark Walberg and appraiser David Rago visit the Mobile Museum of Art. The museum has been the temporary home and haven to a collection of George Ohr pottery rescued from the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. At the Mobile Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center, there's a whirlwind of great finds, including a lap desk given to Martha Washington's granddaughter by the Marquis de Lafayette; a watch once belonging to baseball great Leroy "Satchel" Paige, bought at a pawnshop for $25; and a strikingly beautiful vase - created by legendary ceramicist George Ohr and brought by one of Ohr's great grandchildren - valued at $10,000 to $15,000. duration 55:14   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#113] duration 28:33   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#114] duration 29:01   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1109] Tucson, Az - Hour 3 AR wraps up its trip to Tucson, Arizona, as host Mark Walberg and appraiser Colleene Fesko tour the Tucson Museum of Art, rounding up works of art depicting horses. At the Tucson Convention Center, crowds brave the 104-degree heat to bring in some cool objects, including a rare collection of 1956 Olympics memorabilia saved by the owner's father, trainer for the gold medal-winning American basketball team that included Bill Russell; a striking collection of World War II American propaganda posters; and a trio of paintings by acclaimed 20th-century French "outsider" artist Gaston Chaissac, given an auction estimate of $50,000-$100,000. duration 55:14   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1116] Globe Trekker Special: World History-England Justine Shapiro starts her historical journey dodging swords in a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings, then travels up the coast to visit the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. Passing through London, she takes a canal ride up to the Yorkshire Moors where she boards a double-decker bus/hotel. The next stop is Whitby, the eerie coastal town that inspired Bram Stoker to write "Dracula." Justine strolls along Hadrian's Wall, has a chance meeting with a centurion and rides a steam train before visiting Liverpool, home of The Beatles. Venturing south into England's West Country, Justine meets the very eccentric Marquess of Bath and joins a pagan celebration in Glastonbury before ending her journey in Ottery St. Mary, where the locals run through the narrow streets with huge, flaming tar barrels to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night. duration 57:43   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3709H] Arcade Fire Alternative rock superstars Arcade Fire perform hits and tunes from their Grammy-winning LP The Suburbs. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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