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KQED Plus: Saturday, January 5, 2013

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Saturday, January 5, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2810] Tavis continues his conversation with Oscar-winning actor-screenwriter-producer Matt Damon. The outspoken Hollywood power player discusses his philanthropic work and his pending projects. (Part 2 of 2) duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    Critical Condition: California's Emergency Rooms This documentary focuses on the crisis facing emergency rooms in California, and takes a look at the impact that overcrowded emergency rooms have on doctors, nurses and ultimately patients. duration 26:32   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Doc Martin [#403Z] Perish Together As Fools Martin is shocked to find Louisa and Aunt Joan knocking at his door before his office has opened. Louisa has had a medical scare and wants Martin's reassurance that everything is fine. P.C. Penhale, still officially the world's worst policeman, has an unexpected visitor - his older brother Sam. Martin notices that Sam has some problems with his memory and co-ordination. It's probably just a virus, but when Martin takes Sam's family history, he decides there is a very small possibility that Sam has a rare genetic disease. It turns out that Martin diagnoses a different illness that will change Penhale's opinion of his brother forever. duration 46:09   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Masterpiece Classic [#4207(] Downton Abbey, Series II - Part Seven In the season finale, the family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas. duration 1:59:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Sherlock Holmes: Terror By Night (1946) Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) is hired to prevent the theft of the Star of Rhodesia, an enormous diamond owned by the Carstairs family. Although the real diamond is protected, the fake is stolen and son Roland Carstairs is murdered, leaving Holmes, Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) and Inspector Lestrade (Dennis Hoey) on the trail of one of Moriarty's gang, Colonel Moran (well played by Alan Mowbray). duration 58:14  
  • 5:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#152H] Ending The Silence On Climate Change * Even as sadness turns to outrage over the Newtown tragedy, and powerful coalitions of leaders and celebrities speak out, those who value guns over lives continue unfazed and unabated. Bill Moyers reports on how the NRA and gun merchants continue to strong-arm Congress and state legislatures into keeping any and all discussion of sensible gun control off the table.
    * Also on the show, remember climate change? For the first time since 1984, the issue didn't even come up in a presidential debate. But bringing climate change back into our national conversation is as much a communications challenge as it is a scientific one. Scientist Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, joins Bill to describe his efforts to do what even Hurricane Sandy couldn't - galvanize communities over what's arguably the greatest single threat facing humanity. Leiserowitz, who specializes in the psychology of risk perception, knows better than anyone if people are willing to change their behavior to make a difference.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#139] Stinky In the creature world, different smells mean different things. When a skunk visits the gang at Animal Junction, Zoboo, Martin and Chris discover the difference between a "come-here" smell and a "go away" smell. They also visit with a mink, a creature that scent-marks to let other creatures know that it has passed by. Chris decides to make a Chris scent so he can scent-mark Animal Junction. Jackie gives her friend's dog a bath in tomato juice to get rid of a gift from a skunk that didn't want to play with her. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#810H] Being Useful Kevin the Steamie - Kevin decides that he wants to be able to shunt like a Steamie so he can join in a game of Bish, Bash, Bosh with Thomas and Percy. The game is about shunting oil drums. While Kevin is practicing his shunting, he causes chaos in the Steam Works. An oil drum bashes into Emily's wheels and causes a scratch, another drum bangs under Spencer's buffers, and then another drum bashes into Victor and he is covered in goo. Kevin realizes that it's great being a crane and he doesn't need to learn to shunt. Kevin fixes Emily, Spencer and Victor and then invents a new game to play with Percy and Thomas called Hide and Peep! Fiery Flynn - Flynn tries to impress Devious Diesel who tells Flynn that he is not a busy fire engine. Flynn starts to put out fires that don't actually exist. He tries to save Edward when it's actually Thomas' firebox on fire. This leads to the Diesels calling him Fumbling Flynn! Flynn approaches Thomas and just as he is about to put out the fire in his firebox, his water runs out. Flynn asks the Diesels to help him. The Diesels carry buckets of water and Thomas' firebox is saved. The next time Devious Diesel teases Flynn he knows not to react and wait for a proper emergency. This time Flynn puts out a proper fire at the Quarry. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Animal Baby Explorers [#206H] Go for Gold/Let's Move Go for Gold - The team is conducting a day of challenges and start to wonder which special abilities other animals have that make them worthy of a gold medal. They explore Cheetah's for speed and frogs for jumping along with many other animals that can do super cool things! Let's Move - While learning that each of the explorers has their own unique way of getting around, they get curious as to how other animals move in the wild. They visit snakes, turtles, ducks and much, much more. duration 28:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Curious George [#315] Movie House Monkey/Cooking with Monkey * Movie House Monkey - The Man with the Yellow Hat and George decide to rescue a beloved old bijou theatre from being replaced by a self-cleaning parking lot. If they can show Mr. Glass a truly "unique" experience, he promises to save the theatre from being demolished. So, with the Doorman and Hundley's help, they restore the theater to its original pristine beauty and organize a special screening of Mr. Glass's favorite movie. All goes well until the music gets jumbled, the film breaks, and a popcorn explosion accompanies a volcanic eruption on screen! The show must go on, and George saves the day by taking matters (and shadow puppets) into his own hands. Surely Mr. Glass can't say this wasn't unique!
    * Cooking with Monkey - Professor Wiseman proudly presents a cake for the fire station barbecue, but when the cake bends a knife and proves to be extra sticky, everyone is astonished. Embarrassed, Wiseman explains that she will be "extra creative" for the bake sale. Bake sale? George needs to find out what's wrong with Wiseman's cooking, fast! Even with George's help finding the right cooking tools, Wiseman's next attempt proves to be another culinary disaster. Wiseman visits the restaurant to purchase something for the bake sale, and is stunned to see Chef Pisghetti cooking from a recipe. Wasn't cooking supposed to be creative? The Chef explains that a recipe is just like a scientific formula. Eureka! The rest is a piece of cake.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#140H] Seasons - Spring and Summer/Seasons - Fall and Winter * Seasons - Spring and Summer - For Show and Tell at school, Nick and Sally must bring something from their favourite season. But how can they choose which is their favourite? The Cat in the Hat takes them to the magical Garden of Seasons, where they can visit any season they like, any time they like! They meet three young animals and journey with them as they begin to grow up. Sally decides that she has two favourite seasons, and with the pictures taken from the Snaparama camera, she now has a scrapbook of pictures to show why! < br />* Seasons - Fall and Winter - It's Nick's turn to choose a favourite season. Back to the Garden of Seasons to visit Fall and Winter! In Fall, they meet up with their friends from Spring and Summer to have a going away party for Candy the goose who's about to fly south. In Winter, they have a great time playing with Sam the hare while all his other friends hibernate. Nick can't decide on just one season, so he makes a picture of all the fun they had in both seasons! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#104H] Daniel Gets Mad/Katerina Gets Mad Daniel Gets Mad - Daniel Tiger and Prince Wednesday are looking forward to playing at the beach. Then it starts to rain and Mom Tiger says they can't go outside, which makes them very mad. After Mom Tiger helps the boys deal with their mad feelings and they're calm, they come up with a grr-ific plan to make a beach - indoors! Katerina Gets Mad - It's New Instrument Day at Music Man Stan's Music Shop. Everyone is excited, but Katerina Kittycat gets mad when someone else picks the instrument she wants to play. Music Man Stan helps guide Katerina through her mad feelings by teaching everyone how to dance, stomp and sing their mad feelings away. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#415] Friends Caillou's Grandma is surprised when Caillou tells her he doesn't have any friends. She reminds him about Clementine, Leo, his cat Gilbert, and tells him that even his sister Rosie is his friend. Then, Caillou makes a brand-new friend. His name is Andre and he's big - and also a bit clumsy. Caillou is upset with Andre when he breaks Caillou's favorite chair, but it's soon forgotten when they go outside and play soccer. Later, Caillou and Leo are having a great time playing when Leo trips and falls, hurting his ankle. Caillou is very worried about Leo and thinks it may be his fault Leo got hurt. But when he makes Leo a get-well card and visits him at home, Leo says it wasn't Caillou's fault he didn't tie his shoelaces. Sarah helps Caillou paint a birdhouse Dad built, but she can't finish it because she is off on an all-summer trip to China. Caillou misses her very much. On the day of her return, Caillou is ecstatic and anxious to show Sarah that not only is the birdhouse finished and hanging in a tree, it has a resident. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    Zoboomafoo [#201] Green Creatures Zoboo realizes that plants and trees are as alive as all the creatures he meets in Animal Junction. The Kratt Brothers teach the lemur that plants grow well if they get good soil, lots of sunlight and enough water. And there are plenty of creatures willing to help plants flourish, including Toothbrush the elephant, Popcorn the binturong and a whole family of sloth. When Martin and Chris follow Popcorn to India, they visit a 2000-year old fortress, where green creatures like vines and plants are taking over the site. duration 28:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#115H] Octopus Wildkratticus When Martin accidentally knocks Aviva's creature power suits into a deep Arctic trench, the Martin and Chris dive down in search of them in Aviva's newly invented Octopod submarine. Science Concepts: An Octopus can use ink, jet propulsion, tentacle regeneration, and camouflage in order to escape or hide when in danger. Each feature has an important function for survival. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Arthur [#1605H] Night of the Tibble/Read and Flumberghast * Night of the Tibble - The Tibble Twins are having their first sleepover! The lucky victim...err, guest: James. Will the Tibbles lock him in the dark basement? Strap him to the terrifying Flatter Fling? Serve him cupcakes and cookies for dinner?!?
    * Read and Flumberghast - A cupcake's been stolen! The primary suspect: Tommy Tibble. D.W. gathers a jury and demands that justice be served. Can D. W. get Tommy to confess? Or will she lose control of this kangaroo court?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    This Old House [#3206H] Exterior Improvements Mason Mark McCullough shows Norm how he's repointing the old brick foundation. Then Norm and Tom repair the sagging front porch. Kevin visits Community Rowing on the Charles River to see how they make the Cambridge pastime of rowing available to everyone. Back at the project house, Tom and Kevin re-build the rotted historic porch railing to meet conservation district standards. Tom details the fire blocking and fire caulking as spray foam insulation begins in the balloon frame house. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Ask This Old House [#1106H] Special New York Episode In a special episode, the guys visit New York. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey tours a scale model of the entire city in Queens. Host Kevin O'Connor works with a local electrician to add task lighting to a dark kitchen in Brooklyn. Then, Richard, Kevin, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva play "What Is It" with a special guest in Times Square. Afterward, Roger visits a new park built atop an old train line. And Tom helps a homeowner in Greenwich Village add a cable railing system to her deck. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3218H] Midsize Sedan Shootout * Road Test: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo * Road Test: 2013 Porsche Boxster S * Goss' Garage: Buying Parts Online duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 12:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3102] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Critical Condition: California's Emergency Rooms This documentary focuses on the crisis facing emergency rooms in California, and takes a look at the impact that overcrowded emergency rooms have on doctors, nurses and ultimately patients. duration 26:32   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Need To Know [#301H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#905H] Los Angeles After traveling more than 4500 miles in 30 days, the Roadtrippers book a last-minute interview with Randii Wessen, an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Los Angeles. Randii shares his story of constant determination-wisdom that resonates with Nekeed. The Roadtrip ends with an interview with Laura Danly, curator at the Griffith Observatory. Laura tells her story of arduous schooling to land a job as a NASA astronomer-only to realize that she's happiest when she shares her astronomical knowledge with others. Ending their journey with a better sense of themselves and their futures, the team gives their final reflections and says their goodbyes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:30 pm
    This is Us [#401H] Pearl Harbor Survivors Survivors of Pearl Harbor recount how their lives were forever changed on the morning of December 7, 1941. Mickey Gintich was serving aboard the battleship Pennsylvania, while Warren Upton was on the Utah, and Ben Frana was standing watch on the Tennessee. Suddenly the sky was filled with horror and the sea turned to flame. Ships were sunk; friends were lost; and the country was catapulted into World War II. Old men who were once young warriors recall " ... a date that will live in infamy." duration 26:18   STEREO
  • 3:00 pm
    Schools That Change Communities A unique, engaging documentary that turns the current focus of education on its head. While most US schools keep their students bottled up in classrooms as a way of increasing their test scores, this very upbeat special focuses on a diverse range of K-12 public schools in five states that instead break down the walls between the school and its neighborhood. By viewing their surroundings as classrooms, students are not only invigorated, but also more motivated to learn the basics and how to think critically about solving problems they and the larger world they inhabit now face. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#152H] Ending The Silence On Climate Change * Even as sadness turns to outrage over the Newtown tragedy, and powerful coalitions of leaders and celebrities speak out, those who value guns over lives continue unfazed and unabated. Bill Moyers reports on how the NRA and gun merchants continue to strong-arm Congress and state legislatures into keeping any and all discussion of sensible gun control off the table.
    * Also on the show, remember climate change? For the first time since 1984, the issue didn't even come up in a presidential debate. But bringing climate change back into our national conversation is as much a communications challenge as it is a scientific one. Scientist Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, joins Bill to describe his efforts to do what even Hurricane Sandy couldn't - galvanize communities over what's arguably the greatest single threat facing humanity. Leiserowitz, who specializes in the psychology of risk perception, knows better than anyone if people are willing to change their behavior to make a difference.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    QUEST [#408] Amazing Jellies & Siphonophores / From Waste to Watts Learn about the glowing, gelatinous animals - jellyfish and siphonophores - that populate Monterey Bay; and find out how San Francisco's gourmet restaurants are turning leftovers into green electricity. duration 26:20   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    New Environmentalists: From Kenya to the Arctic Circle This program features portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists. They are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries, while often creating partnerships with unlikely allies. They share a common goal, safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for environmental justice in their communities. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#401H] England's Bath & York Medieval York and Georgian Bath - easy side-trips from London - pack an exciting pair of sightseeing punches. Rick explores Roman hot springs, cruises quiet canals, marvels at England's finest Gothic church and gets a surprising dose of Viking history as he enjoys England's easy urban delights. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#513H] Iran:Tehran and Side Trips As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history...and mystery. Visiting Tehran, Shariz, Persepolis, and a small village, we'll get a rare present-day look at of some of civilization's most important historical sites, and a sense of Iran's 21st century culture. From architecture and art to faith and everyday living, "Iran, Yesterday and Today" is all about the eye-opening gift of travel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Lawrence Welk Show [#1319] Movie Songwriters with Henry Mancini Lawrence pays tribute to the importance of movie music, pointing out that movies have used a musical background since the days of silent films, when a pianist or organist would build suspense with some towering crescendos! Henry Mancini leads the band on the theme from "The Pink Panther", Bobby and Elaine dance to his haunting "Charade" and the whole band gets together for his signature "Moon River". duration 57:45   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    Downton Abbey Revisited In this riveting special, savor great moments from the series' first two seasons, along with cast interviews, rare behind-the-scenes footage and a sneak peek at what's in store for the Crawleys as they enter the Roaring Twenties. What will become of Bates? What new mischief will villainous footman Thomas and scheming lady's maid O'Brien instigate? Will wedding bells finally ring? And how will the formidable Dowager Countess (Dame Maggie Smith) handle the arrival of Lady Grantham's American mother (Shirley MacLaine)? duration 51:23   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    British Antiques Roadshow [#322] Leicherster duration 28:09   TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    British Antiques Roadshow [#305] Bristol duration 28:08   TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#301] Dead Man's Eleven (Part 1) DCI Barnaby's plans to move to the village of Fletcher's Cross are disrupted when the wife of a landowner is bludgeoned to death in the village of Midsomer Worthy with a cricket bat while out walking her dog. The bat belongs to the landowner's son, but has no fingerprints on it. Barnaby and Detective Sergeant Troy gradually find themselves caught up in a succession of sinister murders. duration 47:14   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:48 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#302] Dead Man's Eleven (Part 2) DCI Barnaby's plans to move to the village of Fletcher's Cross are disrupted when the wife of a landowner is bludgeoned to death in the village of Midsomer Worthy with a cricket bat while out walking her dog. The bat belongs to the landowner's son, but has no fingerprints on it. Barnaby and Detective Sergeant Troy gradually find themselves caught up in a succession of sinister murders. duration 1:11:11   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3806H] Jack White White Stripes leader Jack White performs in support of his solo LP Blunderbuss. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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