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KQED Plus: Saturday, December 29, 2012

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Saturday, December 29, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10530H] Fiscal Cliff Update * India * Rocket Ships * Remembering General Schwarzkopf * Shields and Brooks duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Doc Martin [#402Z] Uneasy Lies The Head Martin struggles to deal with the news of Louisa's pregnancy. But Louisa is adamant that she does not want Martin involved. She is hired to teach at the local school, but the Headmaster is acting strangely. He has an arm that rises up into the air without him seeming to notice it! The Headmaster comes to see Martin about his constipation, but starts acting in a paranoid manner. Martin notices his strange physical behavior for the first time, but before he can complete his examination, the Headmaster rushes from the Surgery. At the hospital for a routine check-up, Louisa discovers that Edith is going to be her doctor. She also learns something about Martin and Edith's relationship during medical school that shocks her. Upon returning to school, Louisa discovers that the Headmaster has taken her pupils down to the treacherous rock pools of Roscarrock Cove for a nature walk. She alerts Martin and he rushes there to try and save the children. duration 46:08   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#3921(] Miss Marple, Series IV: Murder Is Easy During a chance encounter with a fellow passenger on a train, Miss Marple hears about a string of murders in a peaceful village town. When Miss Marple learns that the passenger is involved in a tragic accident before making her report to the police, she decides to investigate further to track down the killer, unearthing secrets about the village and its inhabitants. Features Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple. duration 1:59:19   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Sherlock Holmes [#301] The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax Lady Frances Carfax is caught between an old family quarrel with her brother and a sinister horseman who seems to haunt her life. Holmes senses danger but before he can reach her she disappears. duration 50:31   TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#151H] Rewriting The Story of America The life and work of Junot Diaz contains many worlds - and that makes him all the more worth listening to. His books, including National Book Award finalist This Is How You Lose Her and Pulitzer Prize-winner The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, journey between the old and the new, and between the America that was and the America we're becoming. Born in the Dominican Republic, but raised in New Jersey and American to the core, Junot Diaz is a spotter of the future, a curator of the past, a man of the here-and-now.
    Diaz joins Bill Moyers to discuss the evolution of the great American story. Along the way he offers funny and perceptive insights into his own work, as well Star Wars, Moby Dick, and America's inevitable shift to a majority minority country. "There is an enormous gap between the way the country presents itself and imagines itself and projects itself, and the reality of this country," Diaz tells Bill. "Whether we're talking about the Latino community in North Carolina, a whole new progressive generation of Cuban Americans in Florida, a very out queer community across the United States, or an enormous body of young voters who are either ignored or pandered to, I think we're having a new country emerging that's been in the making for a long time, and that I think for the first time is revealing itself more fully to the entire country."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 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
    Quest: Beyond The Stars This production is made in collaboration with NASA and the British Museum of Science, London. The special features images from the Hubble telescope and other archival sources from NASA. These stunning images are used as a backdrop to classical pieces and songs inspired by the cosmos. The music is performed by Quest, an instrumental orchestra ensemble from Europe and features special guests Isobel Cooper (platinum-selling British Classical Cross-Over vocalist) and Scandinavian violinist, European recording artist Charlie Siem. Songs and pieces performed in the special include: "Fly Me to the Moon," "Rocket Man," "Space Oddity," the theme from "2001 Space Odyssey," Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" and other original soundtrack material. duration 58:45   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Grand Canyon Serenade This program presents a stunning visual portrait of the Grand Canyon region set to the world-class music of some of the most beloved classical music composers such as Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and Dvorak. Experience breathtaking views and one of the most dramatic adventures on the planet; this meditative film journey showcases the beauty and spiritual nature of one of America's crown jewels. duration 37:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    From Mao to the Met with Hao Jiang Tian Hao Jiang Tian is the first Chinese born opera singer to achieve lasting success at the Metropolitan Opera and around the world. The story of his amazing journey from his childhood in China, to surviving the Cultural Revolution to finding his voice and building his life and career in the U.S., is a deeply moving and universal story of triumph over adversity in these challenging times. Tian tells his story and performs a range of music that helped to sustain him. duration 1:29:44   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Chris Isaak Live! Beyond The Sun Chris Isaak performs his hits, as well as songs from his latest release "Beyond the Sun," from the ACL Live stage in Austin, Texas. Special guest Wanda Jackson. duration 59:02   SRND51 TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    America's Generations with Chuck Underwood A look at the five living American generations with special emphasis on the Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and the Millennials. Because our values and attitudes are formed in our early years, each of these generations see their lives, America and their role very differently. Chuck Underwood helps us understand the differences among the generations and how that plays out for government, consumers and families. duration 57:14   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Diana Ross: For One and For All "It took me a lifetime to get here, and I'm not going anywhere." On July 21, 1983, the legendary Diana Ross took the stage in New York's Central Park before an audience of more than 800,000 adoring fans. Soon after the singer began, pouring rain and heavy wind threatened to put an end to the show, but Diana pushed on for much of the set, urging the drenched crowd to remain calm and stay with her. Eventually the torrential storm put an end to the performance, but not before Diana promised her fans she would return the next day. True to her word, Diana performed the entire concert again on July 22nd for the people of New York and, as planned, proceeds from the concert benefited the Diana Ross Playground, which was built three years later in Central Park. duration 1:59:11   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:30 pm
    Great Performances [#3513(] Sondheim! The Birthday Concert From his early years under the tutelage of friend and mentor Oscar Hammerstein II and continuing through the groundbreaking productions of his later career, Stephen Sondheim has been a singular voice in the American musical theater, a true original in the pantheon of major American songwriters and composers. Beginning with his collaborations as lyricist on such fabled shows as West Side Story and Gypsy, to his breakthrough scores for Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, and Into the Woods, Sondheim led the way from Broadway's golden age into the increasingly ambivalent times of America's post-Vietnam, rock 'n' roll culture.
    Performed on the occasion of Sondheim's 80th birthday in March 2010, GP presents the New York Philharmonic's gala all-star salute to a true Broadway legend. Hosted by David Hyde Pierce, gathering to celebrate are such acclaimed Sondheim alumni as Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Jason Danieley, Joanna Gleason, Nathan Gunn, George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, Donna Murphy, Karen Olivo and dancers from the current West Side Story revival, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Elaine Stritch and Chip Zien. Longtime Sondheim music director Paul Gemignani conducts.
    duration 1:59:45   SRND51 TVPG-L
  • 5:30 pm
    Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul The English rock guitarist performs live at the Iridium Theatre in New York. duration 1:27:09   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 7:00 pm
    He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley The intensity of Elvis Presley's love and devotion for gospel music is revealed in this documentary. Narrated by veteran newscaster Sander Vanocur, Presley's story is told with vintage photos, interviews and video footage, including some never-before-available scenes of Elvis's impromptu offstage gospel performances. Many interviews reveal that Presley's unshakable commitment to gospel music was tested many times by producers and record label executives, who were later to be surprised when the Grammys overlooked Presley's No. 1 hits in favor of three of his best gospel performances. duration 59:12   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#101] duration 29:06   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:37 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#102] duration 29:19   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:14 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#103] duration 29:14   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:51 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#104] duration 29:24   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:30 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#105] duration 29:07   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 pm
    Quest: Beyond The Stars This production is made in collaboration with NASA and the British Museum of Science, London. The special features images from the Hubble telescope and other archival sources from NASA. These stunning images are used as a backdrop to classical pieces and songs inspired by the cosmos. The music is performed by Quest, an instrumental orchestra ensemble from Europe and features special guests Isobel Cooper (platinum-selling British Classical Cross-Over vocalist) and Scandinavian violinist, European recording artist Charlie Siem. Songs and pieces performed in the special include: "Fly Me to the Moon," "Rocket Man," "Space Oddity," the theme from "2001 Space Odyssey," Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" and other original soundtrack material. duration 58:45   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3612H] Sonic Youth/The Black Keys ACL presents the evolution of electric guitar music with Sonic Youth and the Black Keys. Sonic Youth showcases the avant-garde rock of its latest album The Eternal, while the Black Keys highlights the classic blues rock of its recent record Brothers. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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    • KQED all channels, planned overnight maintenance: early Fri 12/19 midnight-6am

      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

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      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

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