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KQED Plus: Monday, December 24, 2012

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Monday, December 24, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#150H] What We Can Learn from Lincoln One reason so many people are disillusioned by the state of things in America - even more so after the terror in Newtown - is that our political system hasn't produced consistently good results in a long time. We've forgotten that democracy is supposed to be about addressing our problems through a political system that encourages bargaining, compromise, and progress. Except for taking us to war, showering largesse on the privileged and powerful, and courting donors instead of representing voters, Washington politics promotes gridlock, paralysis, and stalemate.
    But Bill Moyers points to a new ray of hope - not in politics, but in theaters: the movie Lincoln. This week, Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner, who wrote the film's screenplay, joins Bill for a "history lesson about politics." The two talk about finding the man inside the monument, and what Abraham Lincoln - 147 years after his death - can still teach us all about politics, compromise, and the survival of American democracy.
    "The job of the president is both to make the compromises necessary to actually have things happen in a democracy, which means compromising at a slower pace than anybody would necessarily like," Kushner tells Bill. "At the same time he has to keep telling us where we're going, what we're trying to arrive at. And I think that Obama has done an astonishing job of doing that over and over, of reminding us that government is a good thing, and that we share responsibility for one another because without that shared responsibility our own lives are destroyed."
    "You will be reminded that politics can be made to work for the good of the country," says Bill of the show. "It could even help us reduce the violence in America and make more Newtown tragedies less likely."
    Also on the show, Bill reflects on the elementary school shooting in Connecticut and its implications for our culture.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Christmas at Luther: Tidings of Comfort and Joy This program celebrates the joy and traditions of Christmas with the renowned choirs of Luther College in Decorah Iowa. Holiday music, 500 choristers, a symphony orchestra, thousands in the audience and glowing candlelight capture the wonder and joy of the season as Luther College's internationally-acclaimed musicians mark 32 years of sharing the seasonal gift of music with their annual Christmas concert. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration This beautiful program includes popular Christmas classics such as White Christmas, Carol of the Bells, Little Drummer Boy, O Holy Night and Let it Snow, to embody the beautiful, pure, ethereal and angelic harmonies and voices that is Celtic Woman. This special was filmed in the Helix, Dublin, a venue very close to Celtic Woman's heart because it was where it all began. The special also features several original pieces: Green The Whole Year Round, a fiddle solo called In the Bleak Midwinter, and Christmas Pipes with music by David Downes and lyrics from Brendan Graham. Chloe Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Meav Ni Mhaolchatha, Orla Fallon and Mairead Nesbitt inspire in this powerful production, hoping to cross all divides and touch all people around the globe. duration 59:59   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Frontline [#1612^] From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians - (Pt.2) The final hour documents the extraordinary events of the second and third centuries in which Christianity grew from a small Jewish sect to an official religion of the Roman Empire. duration 1:54:33   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Great Performances [#3803(] Magical Mystery Tour Revisited Produced at the peak of Beatlemania in 1967, "Magical Mystery Tour" is the least known of the various films starring The Beatles and was never theatrically released or nationally broadcast on US television, only receiving sporadic TV syndication in the 1980s. This documentary chronicles the behind-the-scenes story on the making of the film, and provides context for "the summer of love" era that set the scene for its production. duration 1:29:39   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#134] Water Creatures When two African penguins stop by Animal Junction, Zoboo, Chris and Martin talk about water creatures. Even though penguins are birds, they swim instead of flying. But these penguins aren't swimming! Finally, they realize it's because the pool water is too warm for them. But when the water is chilled with ice cubes, there's no stopping the penguins! Jaguars love to swim, too, and the Kratts play ball in the big pond with a black jaguar who stops by. Jackie has a new goldfish named Sunny, who is also sensitive about water temperature. To keep from shocking Sunny, Jackie puts his bag into the aquarium until the water in the bag is the same temperature as the aquarium. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Raggs [#210H] Movement & Balance Razzles is teaching the dogs a new dance but Raggs keeps muddling the steps. Stand back, brain attack. Pido has a new idea to help Raggs remember the moves. They discover a great trick using music and counting! When Pido loses his balance on the surfboard, he discovers that he needs to practice to surf. When Trilby wants everyone to practice dancing, she teaches Pido that dancing will help Pido become a better surfer, too. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4271H] Cast Iron Cooks As Alan finishes packing Elmo's lunch, the lights go down, the music goes up, and Superchef pops up and announces that Alan has been chosen as the next challenger on Cast Iron Cooks. Alan is not even sure what that is, but Chris and Elmo are excited to be his assistants. The first challenge is to prepare a bowl of P Stew, which is made up entirely of ingredients that begin with the letter P. Elmo, Chris, and Alan race around throwing P foods like pickles, peaches, and porridge into a pot. When time is up, Superchef samples their stew, which is horrible. Then he tries the Cast Iron Cooks' stew, which is delicious. But just before Superchef awards the first round to the Cast Iron Cooks', Chris finds a hat in the Cast Iron Cooks' stew, and because hat starts with the letter "h", the points go to Alan. The second challenge is to make an apple pie using exactly 8 apples. Elmo, Alan, and Chris race around looking for apples, and once they find them, Chris accidently adds pepper along with the sugar and cinnamon. The buzzer sounds, and again, Superchef tastes their creations. Alan's pie is horrible. The Cast Iron Cooks', of course, have a delicious pie? but a pair of eyeglasses has been baked into it. So round two goes to Alan! The final challenge is to make a Halfgarian Goulash, which is made up of ingredients cut precisely in half. The buzzer sounds, and the Superchef tastes Alan's goulash and finds it disgusting. The Cast Iron Cooks' goulash is spectacular, with the exception of a wristwatch, which was not cut in half. Alan and his assistants win again, which makes them the overall winners of the Cast Iron Cooks Competition! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    WordWorld [#125H] The Christmas Star/A Christmas Present for Dog * The Christmas Star - It's the night before Christmas and Frog needs a star to hang on his Christmas tree. Duck thinks this will be the perfect present for Frog, and tries to lasso one out of the sky for him. Try as he might, Duck is unable to catch a star for Frog, and cries himself to sleep. But while he sleeps, someone leaves him a wonderful present: the letters S-T-A-R...
    * A Christmas Present for Dog - It's Christmas morning, and all the WordFriends are excited by the presents Santa has brought for them! Pig has a sled, Bear has a doll and Ant has a cookie. But not all the letters for Dog's present came down his chimney. All he has is a B-A-L. Bear gets filled with the Christmas spirit and makes a sacrifice to ensure Dog's Christmas will be merry!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#117H] Good Morning Daniel/Goodnight Daniel Good Morning Daniel - It's a typical morning in the Tiger household, and Daniel has to get up for school but his playing and imagining distract him from his routine. Daniel learns that his morning routine helps him be ready in time for Trolley to take him to school. Goodnight Daniel - Tonight, Daniel is pretending to be Super Daniel! But after dinner, he has to follow his nighttime routine even though he would rather play. Young viewers follow Daniel as he gets ready for bed and eventually he learns that even super heroes get sleepy. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#411] Nature Today Caillou discovers the wonders of the natural world. Grandma introduces Caillou to the many birds that live in the park, and then gives him a bird house for his own backyard. That's why Caillou's prepared when he and Sarah find a baby bird that's fallen from its nest, and they nurse it back to health. Later, Caillou and his daycare buddies have a treasure hunt in the forest. With Sarah and a magnifying glass, Caillou pretends to be a jungle explorer, hunting "big game" in the garden. On another day, Caillou and his family go away for a weekend of camping in the woods. He climbs a mountain with Daddy and really, really hopes he will get to see a moose before it is time to go home. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#136H] Special Mom Day Meal Sid declares that it's a special Mom Day, so he makes Mom French toast for breakfast. When Sid smells the French toast and his stomach growls, he wonders if his stomach is trying to talk to him. When Sid and his friends investigate at school, they discover that the stomach makes noise when it's getting ready for digestion. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat enjoy their Christmas preparations. duration 58:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#212] Heroes and Friends/The Cookie Crumbles * When I Grow Up - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Respectful. When Jetta hears that Charley wants to be a Martial Arts Master when he grows up, she gives him a hard time about it. But Jetta soon learns that everyone's dreams are valuable and worthy.
    * Not Now, I'm Busy - Clifford's Big Idea: Help Others. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone go to KC's house to visit him, but K.C. tells the gang he's too busy to play and Cleo feels slighted. Later, when the dogs walk by K.C.'s house and see K.C.'s owner reading to him, Cleo's hurt is compounded. Eventually the dogs learn that K.C. is moving to the island to be an assistance dog. The dogs learn that even though sometimes friends aren't always available, they're still friends.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#106] Cleo Comes to Town/False Friends * Cleo Comes To Town - In flashback, we see how Cleo shook everybody up when she first moved to Birdwell Island. T-Bone learns to accept her as a new friend, and also how to share an old friend (Clifford) with a new one.
    * False Friends - When Cleo gets a new doggie playground and suddenly Mac is her new best friend, she starts ignoring Clifford and T-Bone! But Cleo soon learns that good friends stick by you through thick and thin.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4290H] Tribute to Number Seven Today is the number seven day on Sesame Street! Rosita, Abby, and Zoe begin singing about the number seven as they count seven dancing chickens. Next, Maria does the number seven rumba. As the seven celebration continues, a sniffling letter "S" arrives. He is sad because he can't think of anything to do to help celebrate the number seven. Abby and Zoe get an idea! What if the letter "S" finds seven words that begin with the letter "S." Abby, Zoe, and the letter "S" search for seven "S" words and then sing a song about the words. Afterward, Abby performs number seven magic. Abby makes the number seven rise out of Elmo's hat, seven butterflies appear out of Elmo's ear, and, oh no!, seven Elmos appear instead of seven pumpkins! Luckily, Abby turns seven Elmos back into one Elmo and tries her magic trick again. She succeeds! Abby turns one pumpkin into seven pumpkins. Hooray! It is an amazingly, awesome, super terrific, seven celebration! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1112] The Emperor's Contest and Beethoven's Hear! * The Emperor's Contest: Everyone is excited about a fishing contest that is being held in the park, everyone except Ryan, who doesn't want to follow the contest rules. When Ryan is tempted not to follow the rules, Barney tells a story called "The Emperor's Contest" about a boy who had a similar problem. When it's over, Ryan decides that honesty is the best policy!
    * Beethoven's Hear!: Riff can hear music in anything! When he meets a friend who can't hear well, Riff wonders if he would still like music if he couldn't hear so well. Barney tells everyone about a famous musician named Beethoven who wrote beautiful music even though he couldn't hear it.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#413] All Kinds of Weather Rain, sleet, sun, and snow: Caillou is amazed by all the ways that weather changes. He's nearly in a state during a thunderstorm until Dad explains what thunder is (and how to tell it's going away). Caillou also makes the best of a rainy day by splashing in puddles. And when a winter storm hits, Mom and Dad make a scary blackout into a fun indoor camping trip, complete with sleeping bags and marshmallows! Mom is making one of her special snowman cakes, which means Caillou and Rosie have to go to the shop with her to get the ingredients. Then Caillou gets lost in the shop...but it all works out fine in the end. On another day, when Caillou's kite-flying plans are defeated by rain, he creates a pirate ship in his living room. 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 [#304] Friendship Thomas is sent to the Wharf to collect a Christmas tree from Sir Handle. Thomas tells Duncan and Peter Sam what he's looking for and they tease Thomas for not knowing what a Christmas tree looks like. This makes Thomas cross. Determined to prove himself, Thomas refuses any help from any other engines, even Sir Handle! Thomas sees something long and pointy under a tarpaulin on a flat-bed and he decides it must be the Christmas tree. Thomas races off with the load, but Thomas has to break hard sending his load into the canal -it's not a tree, its some telegraph poles. Thomas realizes that he does need help after all and heads off to find Sir Handle. He apologizes for being silly, and together they find the tree for Thomas to take to Sir Topham Hatt. Toby loves to go to the farm to see the animals and he plans to spend his afternoon off doing just that. When Sir Topham Hatt gives Toby three unexpected specials, he worries that he won't have time to visit the farm after all. He asks his friends to help him, but each of them seems too busy to help. This makes Toby sad, he thought friends were supposed to help each other. When one of his special deliveries is delayed until morning due to rough seas, Toby is delighted, he'll be able to get to the farm after all. On his way, he sees Henry who has broken down. Henry explains that all the other engines were helping him. They had been helping a friend after all. Toby offers to help Henry too. And even though it means missing the farm, he doesn't mind! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas! This adventure finds the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas. On the way, the Thingamajigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals - from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins to red crabs - and their remarkable abilities to help them make an amazing journey home. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Arthur's Perfect Christmas Plans are underway in Elwood City for the best holidays ever as Arthur, D.W., their family and friends make preparations for perfect gifts, perfect parties and perfect family traditions for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and even "Baxter Day" (Buster and his mom's special celebration). The only problem is, just like in real life, perfection is hard to attain, and things start to fall apart. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#109H] The Dog Who Came to Dinner/Martha Calling * The Dog Who Came to Dinner - Helen agrees to take care of Mrs. Clusky's dog for a few days, and Martha can't wait to welcome their houseguest. To Martha's chagrin, Francois turns out to be a demanding and manipulative guest who knows just how to charm the humans. When Martha gets blamed for the teacup poodle's bad behavior, something has to be done, but what? Vocabulary - (E) jealous, visitor, privileges, envy, demanding (I) houseguest, welcome, rude, polite, manners.
    * Martha Calling* (*book based) - When Martha wins a trip to the Come-On-Inn from a radio call-in show, there's only one problem: No dogs allowed. Helen and Martha put their heads together to come up with a solution. Enter Granny Martha. But when a "mad dog" eats Granny Martha, pandemonium ensues. Where's Martha and why is everybody running for the exits? Vocabulary - (E) allow(ed), forbid(den), permit, restrict, problem (I)guest, rules, invite, vacation.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    The Electric Company [#310H] The Junior Assistant Francine wants to be on the next season of the "The Junior Assistant, " a reality show run by The Ronald, one of the most rich and famous people in the world. She must collaborate with Hector and The Electric Company to make six hundred cookies by five o'clock in order to prove she's worthy of being on the show. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#114H] Tazzy Chris When Martin and Chris assist the Tasmanian Wildlife Service in tagging endangered Tasmanian Devils, they discover that Zach Varmitech has been kidnapping them to create a ferocious new Zachbot. Science Concepts: A healthy ecosystem has both predators and scavengers. Scavengers are animals that eat mostly other dead animals. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32014Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Rick Steves' European Christmas After producing a hundred of his travel shows, Rick Steves and his crew finally celebrated Christmas in Europe. Rick and his gang brought home a vivid and intimate look at how seven diverse cultures celebrate Christmas. From England to Norway, Burgundy to Bavaria, and Rome to the top of the Swiss Alps, this special gets you down on the carpet with wide-eyed children, up in the loft with the finest choirs, and into the kitchen with grandma and all her secrets. You'll experience traditional European Christmas like never before: from flaming puddings and minced pies in jolly old England to angelic girls' choirs sporting flickering crowns of candles in Olso. From grandpa reading the Bible high in Switzerland to the pope in a jam-packed St. Peter's basilica for midnight Mass. Above all, you'll be treated to traditional European holiday music -- unfamiliar to most American ears -- performed by families and choirs in their homes, chapels and cathedrals. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Agatha Christie's Poirot [#601] Hercule Poirot's Christmas Poirot is asked to spend Christmas with Simeon Lee at his Gorston Hall home, after he receives six diamonds from his museum in South Africa and believes that his life is in danger. As an unexpected guest amongst Lee's family members, Poirot is soon on hand when Lee is found lying in a pool of blood - his throat has been cut and his diamonds stolen. duration 1:42:50   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:43 pm
    Agatha Christie's Poirot [#501] The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb Against the advice of his companions, when archeologist Sir John Willard discovers King Men-her-Ra's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, he smashes it open to reveal the treasures within. Seconds later he suffers a fatal heart attack. Lady Willard appoints Poirot to investigate but, alarmingly, almost everyone connected with the discovery begins to drop dead. Could it be possible that the tomb of King Men-her-Ra's is cursed? duration 50:34   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:34 pm
    Pickin' & Trimmin' At a small town North Carolina barbershop, Lawrence Anthony and David Shirley have been cutting hair and in the back, playing music for over 40 years. The atmosphere is laid back, the conversation free, and the music a cut above the rest. An engagingly genuine slice of old time Americana. Directed by Matt Morris. duration 22:42   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Lawrence Welk Show [#1317] Christmas We go back to 1966 to celebrate Christmas with Lawrence, his Musical Family, and their families. Lawrence makes his annual singing entrance on "Jingle Bells". You're guaranteed to fall in love with Barbara & Bobby as Raggedy Ann & Andy for the "Doll Dance". The Lennon Sisters sing the beautiful "Star Carol" while JoAnn Castle rocks the house with "Frosty The Snowman". Aladdin gives the show a perfect touch with the holiday classic "Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus". You'll want to watch this show with your whole family. duration 57:45   STEREO
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10526H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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