TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
KQED Plus: Saturday, December 1, 2012
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12:00 amPBS NewsHour [#10510H] Fiscal Cliff * Filibuster * World AIDS Day * Shields and Brooks * Pledge Break filler: Abraham Lincoln * Grand Canyon duration 56:46 STEREO TVRE
1:00 amDoc Martin [#307(] The Holly Bears A Prickle It has taken three seasons, but Doc Martin and Louisa are finally going on their first date. However, in typical fashion, the clumsy doctor manages to ruin the moment with an inappropriate remark, and Louisa ends their affair, leaving Martin shell shocked. The break-up hits Martin harder than he anticipated. But there's one more chance to redeem himself when he gets an urgent call for help from Louisa to treat her friend Holly. As Martin leaves Louisa's house, he realizes he could lose her forever. He pauses on the doorstep and asks her to marry him. duration 59:53 STEREO TVPG
2:00 amInspector George Gently [#201(] Gently Evil A young woman's body is found and the subsequent investigation leads Gently and Bacchus to suspect the victim's estranged husband. However, they soon come to realize her family is hiding a shocking secret. duration 1:59:19 STEREO TVG
4:00 amSherlock Holmes [#208P] The Devil's Foot Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are on holiday in Cornwall when a young woman is found dead from no apparent injuries. Meanwhile, it appears that overnight her two brothers have become raving imbeciles - but why? duration 51:08 STEREO TVG
5:00 amMoyers & Company [#147H] United States of ALEC * In an encore broadcast, Moyers & Company presents a report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has 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 without public knowledge.
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. One Wisconsin politician describes ALEC as "a corporate dating service for lonely legislators and corporate special interests."
"United States of ALEC" is a collaboration between Okapi Productions, LLC and the Schumann Media Center, headed by Bill Moyers, which supports independent journalism and public watchdogs including the Center for Media and Democracy, whose investigators are featured in the report.< br />* Also re-airing is Bill's conversation with Philip Appleman, whose creativity spans a long life filled with poetry, fiction, philosophy, and religion. A scholar of Charles Darwin, Appleman edited the critical anthology Darwin, and wrote the poetry books Darwin's Ark and Darwin's Bestiary. Appleman's latest poetry collection is Perfidious Proverbs. duration 52:46 STEREO TVG
6:00 amHappiness Advantage with Shawn Achor, The Positive psychology expert Shawn Achor demonstrates how to use the latest scientific research on happiness to find success in every aspect of our lives. Most people believe that once they land that long-awaited promotion, make more money, get their kids into the right schools, lose a few pounds, or find a meaningful relationship, then they'll be happy. But based on recent discoveries in the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience, Achor shows us that that formula for happiness is wrong. In fact, it's backwards.
It turns out, happiness actually fuels success, not the other way around.This is what Achor calls The Happiness Advantage. When we become more positive, our brain becomes more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient and productive. The result is an advantage over the entirety of our life - improving success at work, creating better health, better relationships with our loved ones, and creating a happier home. duration 1:28:37 STEREO TVPG
7:30 amSuper Brain with Dr. Rudy Tanzi This program explores new discoveries in neuroscience that maximize the potential of the human brain in practical and actionable ways. The field of neuroscience has been exploding with new findings by the day. Ever since it became possible to view the human brain as it lights up with activity, researchers have had to change long-held assumptions about an organ that has been called "the three-pound universe." Dr. Rudy Tanzi is introduced by his co-author Dr. Deepak Chopra. In his new program, the Harvard Medical School professor takes advantage of cutting-edge research to show the way we all can maximize our brain's potential. duration 1:29:49 STEREO TVG
9:00 amHappy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows This program features classic clips from Andy Williams' Christmas specials. Filling homes with seasonal cheer, the specials became a cherished holiday family tradition. The digitally re-mastered production numbers are complete with magnificent sets and costumes and a cast of singers, dancers and skaters. Quintessential moments include Williams' solos on "Silent Night" and "Ave Maria," as well as performances with his brothers on "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and with the Osmonds on "Silver Bells." Interviews with Williams, his son Bobby and Donny Osmond are interwoven with the show clips. duration 1:00:37 TVG
10:30 amSuze Orman's Money Class Based on her new book, this program reveals Suze's expert take on what actions people need to take in light of the new economy. After the upheavals of the economic downturn, Suze believes it's critical to rethink many of the traditional strategies we've been using to achieve our financial goals. In this special, she unveils her own new and powerful advice, updating and sometimes revising her long-held beliefs, to help viewers navigate today's unsettling economic waters.
Suze provides audiences powerful, timely and often surprising advice for moving forward on the most important financial fundamentals: saving and investing, building a career, planning for retirement and more. As Suze puts it, "Bad financial habits can hurt you in any economic environment, but in the one we're in now, they can bankrupt you." Filmed before a live audience, this special presents fresh insight in Suze's time-honored style: plenty of frank and down-to-earth advice combined with compassionate and humorous Q&A. It offers viewers nationwide the insight they need to succeed in this new financial frontier. duration 1:52:42 STEREO TVG
12:30 pmDr. Wayne Dyer - Wishes Fulfilled Dr. Wayne Dyer presents his Five Wishes Fulfilled Foundations: the five steps to living from your "highest self" and thereby attracting your deepest desires. Using his trademark humor, combined with source material drawn from some of the most original American New Thought philosophers of the 20th century, Dr. Dyer outlines a program for mastering the tools necessary for living a profoundly extraordinary life. Viewers learn how to use Imagination, Living from the End, Assuming the Feeling of the Wish Fulfilled, Attention and the Last 5 Minutes of Each Day to create new and astonishing thought patterns, while defeating unproductive and recurring habits. He also introduces viewers to the philosophies of influential metaphysics teacher of the 20th Century, Neville Goddard.
Special guest Anita Moorjani joins Dr. Dyer on stage in part 3 of Wishes Fulfilled. Anita is the survivor of a near-death experience and shares her perceptions of the event with Dr. Dyer. The program concludes with a moving performance of "Amazing Grace" by the San Diego Children's Choir. duration 2:56:54 STEREO TVG
3:30 pmDrop 7 Foods, Feel Better Fast! with JJ Virgin In this program JJ Virgin, one of the nation's foremost fitness and nutrition experts, describes how food intolerance can be the root cause of inability to lose weight and the direct cause of a myriad of ailments that plague the average American. Food intolerance isn't a fixed condition, it's more of a dynamic response. By removing the foods that are often the culprits in food intolerance, in just 21 days you will be able to discover a path to better health and be able to lose weight and keep it off. She also offers that weight loss will occur during the very first week!
There are 7 foods most responsible for most of the problem. They are working against you and, in subtle ways, prevent you from sleeping well, losing weight, looking and feeling your best. The more trouble you've had losing weight, the more likely it is that food intolerance is your problem.
JJ discusses how to recognize the effects of the 7 top offenders and how to eliminate their destructive effect on your body's systems. On her revolutionary regimen, dieters won't feel hungry or deprived, they will just feel better. Internationally recognized as an expert in overcoming weight loss resistance, JJ is responsible for turning the most challenging weight loss resistant cases into stunning success stories. duration 1:27:38 STEREO TVG
5:00 pmDoo Wop Discoveries (My Music) Having recorded hundreds of doo wop era performers for PBS in the past 20 years, My Music opens the archives to present many never-before seen doo wop classic artists and songs from the vocal group era. This special brings back these favorite doo wop tunes with new performances and rare archival gems from the vaults of the world. Featuring The Del Vikings, The Clovers, Jerry Butler, The Drifters, Larry Chance & The Earls, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Flamingos, The Harptones, Randy & The Rainbows and many more in this last all original "classic" doo wop special of rare performances lost in time. duration 1:58:09 STEREO TVG
7:00 pmIl Volo Takes Flight at Christmas Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Ginaluca Ginoble have been receiving unanimous raves for their vocal talent and showmanship displayed on their first PBS special, "Il Volo Takes Flight." Now the group has taken flight for a second time with an updated concert special highlighting Il Volo Christmas songs. duration 1:28:23 STEREO TVG
8:30 pmHeart of Perfect Health with Brenda Watson Internationally renowned digestive care expert Brenda Watson shares compelling evidence of the connection between digestive health and heart health, and includes easy, simple ways to protect and strengthen the heart by balancing the gut and achieving healthy digestion. Throughout her career in health care, Brenda has been a passionate advocate and educator regarding the connection between a healthy digestive system and total body health. Medical research supports her conviction: scientific evidence shows that a balanced gut - one supported by a healthy diet, probiotics, omega oils and other natural means - builds the foundation of total body health, helping to avert health conditions related to the heart.
In this program, Brenda shares the latest information on the impact of inflammation on heart health through an in-depth analysis of 3 common health measures - cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar - and their role as risk factors for heart disease. She then provides ways to help combat abnormalities in these measures through digestive health. duration 1:57:22 STEREO TVG
10:30 pmAgeless Skin: Secrets from Dr. Denese The founder of the Manhattan Anti-Aging Clinic shares her comprehensive 8-week plan for repairing and rejuvenating aging skin. Dr. Denese puts viewers on the path to dewy, radiant, more youthful skin with her 8-step process for improving skin's appearance and texture. The program also separates skin care myths from the facts and reveals secrets of the cosmetic industry, including the reasons why so many products are ineffective. Dr. Denese's credentials include a Ph.D. in neuroscience, post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard and an M.D. from Cornell Medical College. duration 1:27:52 STEREO TVG
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