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KQED Plus: Sunday, December 30, 2012

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Sunday, December 30, 2012
  • 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
  • 1:00 am
    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
  • 2:00 am
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#101] duration 29:06   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:37 am
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#102] duration 29:19   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:14 am
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#103] duration 29:14   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:51 am
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#104] duration 29:24   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 am
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#105] duration 29:07   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 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 59:55   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#135] Who's Inside The Egg? Rhode Island Red chicks hatch at Animal Junction, but Zoboo, Martin and Chris don't have any idea what's inside a strange egg they find in the nest. The guys are surprised to discover it's a baby alligator, which they take home to mom. Jackie and the Animal Helpers protect salmon eggs so tiny and delicate they can easily break if the water around them is disturbed by making sure people cross the stream away from the salmon eggs. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Raggs [#211H] Conserving & Exploring Water Uh Oh, Razzles left the hose running by mistake and the water overflowed on the ground. With one bucket of water left - they use B. Max's invention to measure how much they can each use to brush their teeth, wash their paws and wash their dishes. Without any more water, can Dumpster help them figure out how to get more? When the pups go on a pretend journey to the bottom of the ocean, they discover that there are lots of different animals that live under water. Raggs wants to continue his exploration, so the rest of the pups pretend to be all sorts of sea creatures. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Great Performances [#3609(] Placido Domingo: My Favorite Roles Placido Domingo is not only one of the most popular and celebrated tenors of his generation, but his international career has also led him to his dual directorships of the Washington National Opera and the Los Angeles Opera. In this performance documentary, Domingo looks back and reflects on his favorite roles from opera houses around the world. The story of Domingo's roots in Spain is interwoven with his famous performance as Don Jose in "Carmen" at the Vienna Staatsoper. His memories about his childhood in Mexico inform his acclaimed performance of "El Gato Montes" from the LA Opera. We see him in some of his earliest roles singing "cielo e mar" from "Gioconda" in Madrid, as well as his debut in "Ernani" at Milan's La Scala. Other highlights: from the Metropolitan Opera, his striking performance in Verdi's "Luisa Miller;" excerpts from the Emmy-winning "Tosca" from Rome; and Domingo's star turns in "Simon Boccanegra," "Les Contes D'Hoffmann," "Samson et Dalilah," "I Pagliacci" in Zefirelli's film (La Scala) and his enduring signature role in Verdi's "Otello." duration 1:59:02   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    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
  • 11:00 am
    Nature [#2705(] Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air Hummingbirds represent one of nature's most interesting paradoxes -- they are the tiniest of birds, yet they qualify as some of the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. New knowledge gained from scientists currently making great breakthroughs in hummingbird biology makes this a perfect time to focus on these shimmering, flashing jewels of the natural world. Stunningly beautiful high-definition, high speed footage of hummingbirds in the wild combined with high-tech presentations of their remarkable abilities help us to understand the world of hummingbirds as we never have before. duration 1:29:30   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:30 pm
    Nature [#3003(] Animal Odd Couples A tiger cub with no mother in sight. A baby hippo. An abandoned meerkat pup. Without nurturing, these infants face certain death. Enter stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a chimp bottle-feeding a tiger cub; a giant tortoise snuggling a baby hippo; a black crow parenting a meerkat. Aberrations of nature? Instincts gone awry? Does this kind of bonding form only when animals are removed from their natural environments? Or are they evidence of a broad array of emotions among animals? This film will look at these remarkable relationships firsthand, and through caregivers, biologists and animal behaviorists, explore what they suggest about the nature of animal emotions. duration 55:03   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Yanni: Live at El Morro From San Felipe del Morro, this program features Yanni and the orchestra in the midst of their sold-out world tour performing in the stunning UNESCO heritage site. It also contains a virtual retrospective of Yanni's music, up through the 2011 release of his current project, Truth of Touch. duration 1:29:00   SRND51 TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Under The Streetlamp Rock 'n' Roll is here to stay as recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-Winning smash hit The Jersey Boys (the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons) deliver the sounds of the sixties in an electrifying evening of unforgettable hits. duration 1:26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    This is Us [#309] The Genius Behind Apple This is Us profiles Steve Wozniak, the computer engineer who co-founded Apple with his high school pal Steve Jobs. "Woz" developed the innovations that led to the personal computer revolution of the '70s. The episode also features Silicon Valley venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki who, in 1984, was in the vanguard of Apple employees tasked with marketing the Macintosh. Kawasaki also authored the ground-breaking business book "The Art of the Start." duration 29:09   STEREO
  • 5:30 pm
    Nikolai Baskov: Romantic Journey This special features international star, 34-year-old Russian tenor, Nikolai Baskov. This legendary concert performance takes place at Moscow's Hall of the Luzhniki Arena. Nicolay Baskov is accompanied by a full orchestra and plays to an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 10,000 people. Taped with 24 High Definition cameras, this is Russia's most elaborate and and expensive performance ever recorded for international television.
    Baskov performs classic pieces from "Tosca," "La Boheme," "Werther," "Turandot," and other favorites such as "Be My Love," "Granada," "Back to Sorrento," and many other classics. He is joined by world-renowned soprano Montserrat Caballe, and her daughter, Montserrat Marti, for several rousing duets. Considered Russia's most popular tenor, Nicolai Baskov has been charming audiences throughout Europe and is planning his first American tour in 2012.
    duration 1:29:24   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 7:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3605(] Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends As a prolific songwriter, producer, and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the world's best known popular music, and collaborated with a veritable "Who's Who" of superstars in a career spanning more than three decades. Recorded in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay arena, this concert is an all-star celebration featuring chart-topping stars and music from the 14-time Grammy Award-winner's extensive career catalog, with performances by All-4-One, Michael Bolton, The Canadian Tenors, Charice, Natalie Cole, Earth, Wind & Fire, America's Got Talent sensation Jackie Evancho, Lara Fabian, Ne-Yo, Robert Randolph, Martina McBride, Chaka Khan, Kenny Loggins, Seal, Ruben Studdard, Donna Summer and "Dreamweaver" Gary Wright. duration 1:59:02   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Story of the Costume Drama: The Greatest Stories Ever Told A celebration of 50 years of small-screen historical drama, the genre that has brought bans in America and complaints from the Royal Family while creating massive stars in some of the most memorable and best loved series ever broadcast on PBS. The program is wide-ranging, covering love and war, birth and death, the rich and the poor. We take a look at how the genre has changed across the decades - from The Forsyte Saga to Upstairs Downstairs, Brideshead Revisited to I, Claudius - and features interviews with the stars of the series, and the people behind the camera responsible for them, from the writers to the location managers. Featured actors include Susan Hampshire, Timothy West, Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Anthony Andrews, Alex Kingston and Art Malik. We also speak to those involved behind the cameras including directors, screenwriters and commissioners - as well as TV critics and journalists. Narrated by Keeley Hawes. duration 59:45   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    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 1:29:02   SRND51 TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Music Voyager [#302H] Memphis: Memphis Mojo Memphis has played an important role in the history of blues, rock and roll and soul music. Host Jacob Edgar witnesses the meeting of young and old when blues veteran Bobby "Blue" Bland jams with 17-year-old guitar wizard Will Tucker. The elder statesman schools the young Tucker in the finer points of the blues, before a scorching performance at the B.B. King nightclub on Memphis's famous Beale Street. Brandon Bailey's unique blend of harmonica with beat boxing illustrates blues' new directions while blues-rockers North Mississippi All Stars jam at one of Memphis' hippest record stores. Jacob arrives in Memphis during "Elvis Week", an annual remembrance of the "King of Rock and Roll" centered on the anniversary of his death. He visits Sun Studios, where Elvis made his first recordings, and discovers the Bluff City Backsliders, the band of the studio's current sound engineer. He attends the candlelight vigil in front of Graceland, interviews some of Elvis' most devoted fans and enjoys a gospel tribute by the Spirit of Memphis Gospel Ensemble. Later, he explores the sound of Memphis soul music with The Bo-Keys and a visit to the Stax Museum. Young singer-songwriter Amy Lavere demonstrates the diversity of the contemporary Memphis music scene, while up-and-coming hip-hop stars Freesol, recently signed to Memphis-native Justin Timberlake's label, discuss the local urban sound. duration 27:56   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 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
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