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KQED Plus: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10487H] Hurricane Sandy aftermath * Presidential Race 2012 and Hurricane Sandy * Frontline: The Digital Campaign, part 2 * Battleground Dispatch: Nevada duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#142H] What Did The Debates Tell Us? * Four debates have come and gone, and in the aftermath of the pomp, points, and politics, what have we learned? And how has democracy been served? This week, two of the country's most astute political media observers - Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Marty Kaplan - join Bill to weigh in on the rhetoric and realities of two campaigns now in the home stretch, looking to make their cases by any means affordable. Jamieson is director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the driving force behind the acclaimed online watchdog FactCheck.org. Marty Kaplan is the founding director of the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
    * Bill is later joined by Neil Barofsky, who held the thankless job of special inspector general in charge of policing TARP, the bailout's Troubled Asset and Relief Plan. Between President Obama's ineffectual proposals and Mitt Romney's loving embrace, bankers have little to fear from either administration, and that leaves the rest of America on perilously thin economic ice. Barofsky discusses the critical yet unmet need to tackle banking reform and avoid another financial meltdown. Currently a senior fellow and adjunct professor at the New York University School of Law, Barofsky is the author of Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work [#103H] Headquarters Buckingham Palace's 650 rooms form the nerve center of the British monarchy. It's from here that the queen directs the business of the royal family, entertains heads of state and conducts her private life. "Headquarters" goes beyond the palace gates for a rare glimpse inside. Ghana's President Kufour and his wife, along with their entourage, have arranged a state visit. The queen's guests will stay in Buckingham Palace's 11 royal suites, where meticulous footmen will valet for them, unpacking and pressing each item of clothing and attending to their every need. For the magnificent banquet, the queen personally reviews the table arrangements and the royal chef certifies that the presentation of every plate is perfect. At the queen's official birthday celebration, thousands of well-wishers gather under the palace balcony; the Royal Air Force flies in formation overhead. After they greet the crowds, members of the House of Windsor head inside for her majesty's private family party. "Headquarters" also follows Queen Elizabeth as she prepares for her annual move to Balmoral in Scotland. While she's gone, 40,000 visitors will tour the royal apartments for a spectacular exhibit of her formal gowns and jewelry, but only after the queen approves the display. duration 56:05   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work [#104H] Head of State For the dramatic ritual that opens Parliament, the queen's coachmen don full livery, and two of her horse-drawn carriages parade through the streets. One holds the queen the other carries the crown jewels. "Head of State" leads viewers through the elaborate state opening of Parliament from the secret removal of the crown jewels from their Tower of London vault to the moment when the House of Commons slams the door in the face of the queen's representative to the eventual conclusion when the rowdy Commons stand before their queen. Not all of the queen's state responsibilities require full regalia. "Head of State" also attends the weekly private audience between Her Majesty and the British prime minister. It's his duty to keep the queen informed. It's hers to listen and to impart the wisdom gleaned from nine of his predecessors. The royal job also entails extensive travel. Although the queen has seen almost every country on earth, no monarch has ever set foot in the former Soviet republics of the Baltic states. In a historic visit to the newly democratic Republic of Estonia, the ambassador, his wife and their staff have attended to every detail. duration 56:05   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Looking for Lincoln [#101H] Part One This 2-part program dissects the myths that have grown up around Abraham Lincoln. The film address many outstanding questions that surround him - questions about race, equality, religion, depression and sexuality - by carefully interpreting the evidence provided by people who actually knew him. Among those weighing in: Pulitzer Prize winners Doris Kearns Goodwin and Tony Kushner; presidents Bill Clinton and George W.Bush; and Lincoln scholars including Harold Holzer, vice chair of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission; Harvard University's president Drew Faust and history professor David Hebert Donald; Yale University history professor David Blight; and Allen Guelzo of Gettysburg College. duration 54:43   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Live from the Artists Den [#503H] Rufus Wainwright Resplendent in tails and gold sequined pants, Rufus Wainwright pays tribute to his late mother, singer Kate McGarrigle, with "Candles" (a single from his acclaimed new album, Out of the Game) and an emotional, solo rendition of her "On My Way to Town." Later in the 22-song set, Wainwright brings out super-producer Mark Ronson, who helmed the new album, and closes the evening with the rousing, disco-flavored "Bitter Tears." duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#221] Hot and Cold A Gila monster and snow leopard come to visit and the Kratt Brothers turn Animal Junction into both a hot and cold place so Zoboo's friends can stay for a while. Martin, Chris and Zoboo figure out how to adapt to living in different climates, creature style. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Raggs [#212H] Being A Good Sport & Practice The puppies are planning their own sports day and when Pido is encouraged to play, he wins, and then wants to race for everything so that he can win. Luckily, he learns the valuable lesson that sports are even better when they are played for fun. Chasing your tail is the best! Razzles takes over as coach of the relay team and the dogs soon learn that being positive and encouraging is much more fun for everyone. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4309H] Practice Makes Proud Elmo is ready to play basketball. He has his special basketball shirt to wear, his special basketball to play with, and a healthy snack to give him energy. Abby appears and says that she can be Elmo's fairy godmother and help him with all sorts of stuff. Elmo begins playing basketball but keeps missing the hoop. This happens a few times, and soon Elmo gets frustrated. As Elmo's fairy godmother, Abby turns the basketball into a magic ball, and when Elmo throws it to the basket, it goes in! He throws the ball again and again, and scores every time! Elmo is happy that he keeps getting the basketball in the hoop, but he feels like he is missing something. Leela passes by and helps Elmo figure out what feeling he is missing. To do this, she asks Abby to turn the magic ball back into a regular basketball. Leela gives Elmo some pointers about how to play basketball. Elmo doesn't score a basket right away, but after much practice, he scores! He did it all by himself and feels proud, the feeling he was missing all along. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    WordWorld [#205H] Get Well Soon Soup/Mmm-Mmm-Milk! * Get Well Soon Soup - When Ant gets sick, Pig tries to take care of him by making his special Get-Well-Soon Soup. It has all the letters in the alphabet in it, so Pig can build any word that Ant needs to feel better. Pig just has to figure out what that word is!
    * Mmm-mmm-milk! - When Ant comes over to Pig's house to eat cookies, Pig tries to get him to drink some milk. But Ant doesn't like milk! Or so he thinks...
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#101H] Daniel's Birthday/Daniel's Picnic Daniel's Birthday - It's Daniel's Birthday! Daniel is very excited to go to Baker Aker's Bakery with his mom to pick out a cake for his party. When they arrive home after a bumpy ride on Trolley, Daniel is disappointed to find that his cake is smushed. It turns out...smushed cake is yummy too! Daniel's Picnic - Daniel, Prince Wednesday and Miss Elaina are having a picnic in front of the clock factory. When it starts to rain, the picnic is ruined, leaving them very disappointed. The friends turn this around by having their picnic inside the clock factory instead. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#426] Fall Is in the Air Autumn brings fresh cool air and fun surprises. Caillou and Rosie have a ball playing in the piles of fallen leaves in the backyard. Come October, Caillou and Dad make a jack-o-lantern, Grandma bakes her grandkids a pumpkin pie, and Caillou goes trick-or-treating as an astronaut. In November, Thanksgiving seems like a big hassle until Mom and Dad explain its significance, which gets Caillou into the spirit. Caillou can't wait until he is old enough to go to school. Since Sarah has no brother or sister, she 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, he even draws on the blackboard. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#218H] Halloween Spooky Science Special It's Halloween time and Sid and his friends have dressed up in the spookiest and scariest costumes possible. Sid is a bat with big fangs. May is a spooky black cat. Gabriela is a furry, yucky spider. And Gerald is a super spooky skeleton that goes boo! Susie (dressed as a silly mad scientist) loves their costumes, and helps the kids discover that Halloween can be spooky and scientific! The kids investigate how bats are helpful creatures that catch mosquitoes, spiders are expert engineer web builders, cats are leaping aerial acrobats, and skeletons help hold up our body frames! At the Halloween party, the kids also investigate how to make icky, gooey green slime. Susie then ends the day with a special "Halloween Parade" song so the kids can march around and show off their spooky and scientific costumes! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#602H] George Buys A Kite/Train of Light * Curious George Buys a Kite - After a gust of wind destroys their kite,George and Bill are determined to buy the Ultimate Kite on display at Ada & Luke's country store. Luckily, Bill & George's Excellent Job Service finds enough work to keep their weekend schedule filled with money making chores--until rain prevents the duo from completing their outdoor tasks. Can their precise schedule be rearranged to do the inside chores while it's raining and complete the outdoor tasks when it's sunny or will Bill and George's Excellent Job Service go out of business?
    * Train of Light - During a trip to Mabel's Department Store, George helps wrap presents, watches himself on TV, rides the escalator, and becomes fascinated by a lamp that casts a shadow of a moving train onto the wall. When George tries to leave the store, the door is locked and the lights shut off. George is trapped inside, so he gets to work creating his own signature lampshade that he hopes will grab the attention of the Man with the Yellow Hat. Will George's plan work or will George be spending the night in the store?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#126H] Blue Feet Are Neat/A Little Reef Magic * Blue Feet Are Neat - Nick and Sally are trying out their new blue rubber boots but they keep getting stuck in the mud! Cat knows just who can help them - Buster, the Blue-footed Booby bird. Buster is only too happy to show them how his wide, flat blue feet help him move easily over the muddy shore. With Cat's help to make their boots wide and flat, Sally and Nick can now walk across the mud without getting stuck - just like Buster!
    * Reef Magic - Nick has difficulty learning a "disappearing" magic trick, when who should appear but The Cat in the Hat! He takes Nick and Sally to the coral reef of Scoobamareen. There they learn that distraction is a great way for some sea creatures to hide themselves from other fish who might be looking for a bite to eat. Back at home, Nick and Sally use what they learned to make their stuffed panda disappear!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#213] Lost and Found/Basketball Blunders * Lost and Found: Daffodil's stuffed bunny, Bubbles, is missing and Daffodil blames Clifford. After totaling EE's bedroom, Bubbles turns up in the toy basket, and Daffodil must admit that she's been as careless as Clifford.
    * Basketball Blunders: EE and her friends think they have to take it easy when they play the kids on Mr. Solomon's wheelchair basketball team. But by the end of the game, they realize they've misjudged their abilities.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#135] Jetta's Tall Tale/The Big Fetch Jetta feels a twinge of jealousy when the other children make a fuss over Emily Elizabeth's wonderful big pet Clifford, so she blurts out a story about her own wonderful big pet a huge parrot named Lulu. But the little lie quickly grows into a big mess, forcing Jetta to dress Clifford up as a bird to keep the lie from being exposed. Her conscience finally makes her do the right thing and she apologizes for having created the lie in the first place./ Vaz is new at being a paperboy and is struggling with getting the papers onto people's doorsteps. Cleo steps in and discovers that she can earn treats by helping out! She recruits Clifford and T-bone and together they enjoy helping Vaz out and getting treats. But before long Cleo has forgotten about the helping out part and is only concerned with getting treats. Clifford and T-bone help her rediscover that helping for its own sake is its own reward. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4262H] The Latinization of Marco Gina is reading a book to Marco about the Spanish names for animals. Rosita asks what she is doing and Gina explains that since Marco was born in Guatemala where people speak Spanish, she would like him (and herself) to learn Spanish too. Rosita explains that there is so much more to learn and dashes off to get her guitar. She plays a little guitarrra for them, and then zips off to get more instruments, claves, maracas, guiro, and a bongo, and sings a song about "musica." After they finish singing, Rosita tells Gina that there is also baile which is the Spanish word for dance. Rosita dances the tango, merengue, and conga, and sings a fun song about other kinds of Spanish dances. Next, Rosita tells Gina and Marco all about different comidas which is the Spanish word for food, and chefs deliver a delicious feast for them to enjoy. Rosita says that with musica, baile, and comida there's one thing you have to do- have a fiesta with your amigos! Everyone shows up to the party and sings about being "amigos". duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1306H] The Music Box: Switzerland The kids are having a yard sale, getting rid of old toys, books and clothes. Kioko shows up holding a prized possession-a music box from Switzerland. By accident, Ben includes the music box in a cardboard box of yard sale items-and the music box is sold! Kioko is sad and Ben wants to make things right, so he and Barney travel to Switzerland in search of a replacement gift. While there, they sample Swiss food, customs and games-but no music box! Luckily when Ben returns the music box is returned! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#426] Fall Is in the Air Autumn brings fresh cool air and fun surprises. Caillou and Rosie have a ball playing in the piles of fallen leaves in the backyard. Come October, Caillou and Dad make a jack-o-lantern, Grandma bakes her grandkids a pumpkin pie, and Caillou goes trick-or-treating as an astronaut. In November, Thanksgiving seems like a big hassle until Mom and Dad explain its significance, which gets Caillou into the spirit. Caillou can't wait until he is old enough to go to school. Since Sarah has no brother or sister, she 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, he even draws on the blackboard. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 2:00 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#103H] Daniel's Babysitter/Daniel Goes to School Daniel's Babysitter - Prince Tuesday comes to babysit Daniel Tiger while Mom Tiger and Dad Tiger go out dancing. As Daniel gets ready for bed, he misses his Mom and Dad, but Prince Tuesday reminds him that they will be back soon. And when Tigey goes missing right before bedtime, Daniel learns what a grr-ific babysitter Prince Tuesday is. Daniel Goes to School - When Daniel joins the rest of his friends at school, he doesn't want his Dad to leave - until Dad Tiger reminds him that "grownups come back." Then, Miss Elaina loses her locket and misses her mom, Lady Elaine. The kids help Miss Elaina find the locket and enjoy the rest of the school day. After lunch, the grownups return to the school. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#409] Pushing and Pulling Thomas is chosen to deliver Sir Topham Hatt's brand new car to the Sodor Show. When Gordon challenges him to a race, Thomas is so determined to win that he doesn't wait for the workmen to couple up the car's flatbed properly. He pushes the car as fast as he can. He races to the top of Gordon's Hill only for the car to race down the other side without Thomas. Thomas chases as the runaway car hurtles along the track. Other engines have to avoid the speeding car causing chaos! The flatbed hits a bump in the track and the car lands in a big haystack. Thomas feels silly and, even though he loses the race, asks victorious Gordon to help him fetch Rocky to lift the car from the haystack. The two friends make sure Sir Topham Hatt's car makes it to the show on time! Thomas is at the fitters' yard before a special job taking the school choir to a concert. When James teases him, Thomas becomes determined to prove that he hasn't broken down and puffs away to collect the choir before his final inspection. Soon, however, nasty noises start coming from Thomas' engine. Thomas denies that there is anything wrong and puffs on. Eventually he breaks down. Thomas feels very silly. He asks James to help take the choir to the concert on time. Henry shunts Thomas to the fitters' yard to be repaired. And this time he waits patiently for his final inspection. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#141H] Aye Aye!/Trick Or Treat * Aye Aye! - Nick and Sally are making Halloween masks, but they want to make them really scary. Cat takes them to meet Aiya, the Aye Aye, in the forest of Spookywoowoo. Aiya shows them, that even though he may look scary - his big ears, huge eyes and long fingers help him to find food. And now Nick and Sally know just how to make their masks scary!
    * Trick or Treat - It's Halloween! The Cat in the Hat takes Sally and Nick trick or treating - his way! Around the world they go, meeting three new friends who teach them each of the tricks they do and share the treats that they like to eat. Back at home Nick and Sally are ready to go trick or treating, with plenty of new tricks to share!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#101] The Nose Knows This episode introduces viewers to the cast of the series duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#136H] A Bat in the Brownies When a little brown bat crashlands into a plate of Jimmy Z's famous brownies, Martin and Chris out set out to convince Aviva, Jimmy Z and Koki that bats are nothing to be afraid of. With bat activated Creature Power Suits, the bros follow join their new friend on a nocturnal fly about, and the entire crew must come to the rescue when the bat colony's roost is destroyed by a lightning bolt. In the end the Wild Kratts crew "goes batty," as they gain a new appreciation for bat ecology, predators and insects and echolocation, and learn to love bats. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#1107] Hic Or Treat/Mr. Alwaysright * Hic or Treat - D.W. gets a case of the hiccups that just won't go away. No matter how much advice she gets from Arthur and his friends, she just can't find the right cure. (Well, at least her Halloween costume as "Hiccup Girl" is all set...) Will D.W. ever get relief -or will she have the hiccups for the rest of her life and set the world record?
    * Mr. Alwaysright - It seems that Brain is always right about everything and it's really starting to get on Buster's nerves. But Buster is convinced that someday Brain will make a mistake - and when he does, Buster will be waiting. But is friendship really about being right or wrong?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#308H] TD's Magic/Scaredy Cat * TD's Magic - TD has found the best birthday gift of all time for his cousin CD: He's going to put on a magic show at his party. He wants to really "wow" the crowd, so the bigger the trick, the better. But what happens when his magic gets out of control? Vocabulary: (E) feat, rational(ly), vanish, illusion, dubious (I) disappear, magic, appear, explanation, powers.
    * Scaredy Cat - To escape a storm, the kids and dogs retreat into the Boxwood's house. TD, Alice, and Helen decide to tell spooky stories to pass the time. But as spooky things start happening in the house, they wonder if their stories might be a little too real. Vocabulary: (E) silhouette, unexpected, nightmare, phantom, ominous (I) scare(d)(y), dark(ness), windy, rainy, night(time).
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    The Electric Company [#307H] Spooky Summer Soiree For the yearly Spooky Summer Soiree costume party, The Electric Company decides to dress up as animals dressed as monsters. Jessica and Marcus don't have their costumes yet, and Annie Scrambler, with the help of Gilda, has bought all of the costumes at the discount costume store. Marcus and Jessica hit the neighborhood sidewalk sales to find what they need while staying within their budget. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#133H] The Gecko Effect There's a mystery to be solved, as the Wild Kratts team wonders how a Gecko lizard climbs up smooth surfaces and can even climb upside down. The gang uses their Miniaturizer to shrink down and discover it's all about physics: all objects have electrical charges that attract one another and the gecko's marvelous toe pad structure charges so much that they can walk on surfaces as smooth as glass. But in the meantime Zach has stolen their Miniaturizer and now imprisons them in a glass terrarium. Martin and Chris activate the new Gecko Powers of their Creature Power Suits and must retrieve the Miniaturizer before Zach shrinks all the animals in the creature world. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#31348Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    This is Us [#301] This is Us begins its third season with a salute to aviation. Host Becca King Reed visits the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos and learns a little about everything with wings from John Montgomery's very first glider, to Glenn Curtis' Pusher; the first plane ever to take off the deck of an aircraft carrier in 1910. Along the way Becca also gets to sit at the controls of a 747.
    This Is Us also introduces 3 generations of pilots from the same family. Former WASP pilot Barbara London was recently honored in Washington DC, in recognition of her service during World War II as a member of Women Airforce Service Pilots. We also meet Barbara's daughter, Terry Rinehart, one of the first women hired as a commercial airline pilot who flew with Western and Delta Airlines.
    Finally This Is Us introduces you to astronomer Dr. Sandra Faber, the chair of Astronomy and Astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz and a scientist that has played an integral role in the development of the Hubble Telescope.
    duration 25:31   STEREO
  • 7:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#702H] Rome: Baroque Brilliance This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    As Time Goes By [#102] Although 38 years ago Lionel and Jean were young and in love, any thoughts of rekindling the romance seem absurd. They have made vague promises to keep in touch, but there is some doubt as to whether they really will. duration 28:26   STEREO
  • 8:30 pm
    Are You Being Served? [#150] Heir Apparent Mr. Grace catches a glimpse of an old photograph of Mr. Humphries' mother, taken when she was a chorus girl. Mr. Grace is convinced that he is closely, if illegitimately, related to Mr. Humphries. duration 27:18   TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Keeping Up Appearances [#122] Art Gallery Hyacinth and Richard have been invited to a showing at an art gallery, and she hones up by reading books on art. Her polish stands to be stripped, however, when her father sneaks into the exhibit and begins mingling with the art lovers. duration 29:29   TVPG
  • 9:30 pm
    Last of the Summer Wine [#2604] Happy Birthday Robin Hood duration 29:16   TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Thin Blue Line, The [#113] Road Rage Patricia joins an environmentalist group, the Dongers, who are protesting against a bypass. Soon the rest of the Gasforth police are called in. duration 29:15   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:30 pm
    Mr. Bean [#106] Mr. Bean Rides Again Mr. Bean relies on lateral thinking to make his newly acquired television set work properly, only to be defeated by the electric meter. When his other new toy - a Polaroid camera - is stolen, he catches the thief in an unusual police line-up. Finally, he spends an evening playing tricks with a magician and pulling stunts at a disco. duration 23:57   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#110H] Buckwheat Zydeco Emmy and Grammy Award-winning artist Buckwheat Zydeco and his band bring the Creole dance party to Infinity Hall. Born Stanley Joseph Dural, Jr. in 1947, Zydeco was raised in a large, musical family in Lafayette, Louisiana. "Growing up, the thing that made me happy was music," said Zydeco. "When you're listening to music or you're playing music, you got no business being sad." Zydeco's father played the accordion, but the young man originally refused to take up the instrument, dismissing the traditional zydeco music of his father's generation. He preferred playing the organ and listening to R&B. That changed in 1976, when he joined the "King of Zydeco" Clifton Chenier as a keyboard player. After learning to play the accordion, Zydeco formed his own band in 1979. For over three decades, Buckwheat Zydeco has been delighting audiences with his contemporary style of creole music. "It's based on the rhythm and blues. Whether you're playing an up-tempo song or a slow song, they always have that energy and that certain beat that go together with the music. It's always played with the washboard," says Zydeco, who plays the accordion, organ, and sings. Buckwheat Zydeco is an accomplished artist. He won an Emmy for his music in the television movie Pistol Pete: The Life And Times Of Pete Maravich and a Grammy for Best Zydeco Music Album in 2010 for Lay Your Burden Down. Zydeco also played at the closing ceremonies during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and performed at both inaugurations for President William Jefferson Clinton. His infectious music appeals to people of all ages. In 2010, Zydeco released his second children's album, Bayou Boogie. Zydeco keeps Louisiana tradition alive with his infectious music, encouraging the audience to boogie to the Buckwheat beat. duration 57:07   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10488H] Hurricane Sandy aftermath * Coping with Climate Change * Battleground State: Wisconsin * Supreme Court Update * DIgital Maps duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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