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KQED Plus: Monday, February 18, 2013

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Monday, February 18, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#206H] The Fight to Keep Democracy Alive * As President Obama gave his State of the Union address on Tuesday, many wondered why there was not a word in the speech about taming the power of private money over public policy. There's no question that big money calls the shots, or at least tilts the debate, on many issues vital to America's democracy and integrity.
    This week, Bill is joined by Dan Cantor, Executive Director of New York's Working Families Party, and Jonathan Soros, co-founder of the "Friends of Democracy" super PAC and a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. They explore the virus in our politics, and what can realistically be done about it. The two have joined forces to curb the influence of money on politics, even if it means creating yet another big money super PAC to battle for - instead of against - democracy.
    * Also on the program, Bill discusses the power of poetry with Martín Espada.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Ed Sullivan Comedy Special For 23 years, The Ed Sullivan Show featured America's premiere comedy legends performing their acts for millions of Americans every week. This special from the Sullivan archives brings back the original stars that defined the history of comedy, in their prime doing their original acts. The talent line-up includes classic bits from Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Red Skelton, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Flip Wilson, Joan Rivers, Alan Klein, Jack Paar, Jackie Gleason, Victor Borge and many more. duration 1:58:56   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Great Performances [#3609H] 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 1:26:16   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1115] London City Guide 1 Jonathan begins his exploration of London with a double-decker bus tour of the city's famous sites, including the Tower, St. James's Palace and the British Museum. He later strolls through Hyde Park, pays a whirlwind visit to trendy Camden Market, shops at the world-renowned Harrods in exclusive Knightsbridge and pays tribute to the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios. He then takes a boat trip down the Thames to the Cockney heartland of the East End, where he meets a genuine cockney, Helen, who invites him to sample a good old East End snack - jellied eels. Jonathan ends his stay with a stop in Brixton, the black capital of Europe, visiting a traditional Caribbean barber. duration 56:04   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#112] Homes When a beaver gnaws his way through Animal Junction, Chris, Martin and Zoboo realize that he's looking for wood so he can build his dam. A creature's home provides shelter from bad weather and protection from predators, so the beaver's dam is important business. So important that Chris and Martin don't mind that the beaver has "borrowed" one of their canoe paddles to use in his dam. Jackie knows how important creature homes are, that's why she and the Animal Helpers are building enclosed nestboxes for Eastern bluebirds. 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 [#4261H] The Shape O' Bots Telly, Elmo, and Rosita are playing Shape-O-Bots, robots that actually transform into shapes to help people. Andy, a guy in need of shapes, rushes in and explains that he needs an octagon to help stop people from crashing into him. Telly tries to transform into an octagon with eight sides and eight angles, but changes into a triangle with three sides and three angles instead. Rosita gives it a try and successfully transforms into an octagon, which Andy uses as a stop sign to stop people from running into him. Andy leaves but soon returns, this time in need of a pentagon, a shape with five sides and five angles. He explains that he is a baseball coach and needs a home plate, which is shaped like a pentagon, so his players won't slide right into him. The Shape-O-Bots do their thing and, once again, Telly changes into a triangle. Elmo is able to help, though, and transforms into a pentagon. Andy now returns one last time needing a rhombus, a shape with four sides and four angles, for the King of Rhombuses, who is missing his. Telly tries to transform into a rhombus, but, once again, winds up as a triangle. Rosita notices that a rhombus is actually two triangles stuck together. Chris suggests that since Telly hit his button one time to become a triangle, maybe hitting it two times will turn him into a rhombus. It works! Everyone is happy - especially the Shape-O-Bots. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    WordWorld [#115H] Pig's Present/Tick Tock Space Clock * Pig's Present: It's Pig's birthday and his nephews, the Three Little Pigs, are making him a secret present. Although Pig promises not to peek, his curiosity about his present gets the better of him and wreaks havoc all over WordWorld. Will Pig ever learn to be patient?
    * Tick Tock Space Clock: When a mysterious rocket lands in Word World, Duck pledges to help a robot track down a very important clock. He searches all over WordWorld, listening for the special sound that will lead the robot to the clock that will save his home planet.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#118H] Daniel Plays Ball/O Builds A Tower Daniel Plays Ball - Daniel, Miss Elaina and Prince Wednesday are at the park with Prince Tuesday. They decide to play a game with a ball. Daniel struggles to catch the ball and gets very frustrated. All of his friends remind him to keep on trying and finally, he succeeds! O Builds a Tower - In the block corner at school, O the Owl is determined to use all of the blocks to build the tallest tower in the world. After many failed attempts, he is frustrated, but Teacher Harriet and O's friends encourage him to try once again. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#307] Caillou The Musician * Caillou Plays the Drums - Clementine's big brother Billy has a new drum set and is having lots of fun playing as loud as he can. He won't let Clementine and Caillou play his drums though, because he says they're not grown up enough. The two friends set out to prove him wrong, and once they put on their 'grownup costumes' he finally relents and lets them play. Caillou pretends he's a rock and roll drummer playing a big drum solo!
    * Caillou's Marching Band - Caillou and his friends are very excited when a real marching band goes by the playschool. They decide they want to be in a marching band too. The kids find some makeshift instruments in the classroom, and Emma makes them matching band hats. After a shaky start, Caillou leads the others by beating on his drum and they march around the schoolyard like a real marching band.
    * Caillou Sings - The playschool is having a talent show and Caillou wants to sing a song, but Clementine beats him to the punch, picking the exact song he wanted to sing. When it turns out she's having trouble remembering all the words, Caillou suggests they work together and the resulting song-and-dance routine is the hit of the show!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#201H] No School Singalong Special! Sid wonders what he could possibly do on his day off from school. But when all his friends come over for a play date, they quickly put their science minds together and decide to put on a show in the backyard! They each take turns rocking out as they sing their favorite science songs for a very appreciative audience of Mom, Dad, and Zeke! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#123] Ski Monkey/George The Grocer * Ski Monkey - When a blizzard covers the country house with a foot of snow, George can't wait to get outside to play. But he soon learns that such deep snow isn't easy for a monkey to play in, until he learns how much fun it can be to ski, snowshoe and sled.
    * George the Grocer - George really wants the toy oven he sees in the window at the toy store, but first, he has to find a job to earn money to buy it. Since neither Chef Pisghetti nor Mr. Glass need help,George decides to go to work at the Grocery Store. While George is pretty proud of the job he does helping customers, the grocer is pretty confused about who is causing such chaos in the aisles.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#137H] Minnie Meerkat/Leaves * Minnie Meerkat - Sally and Nick are planning to camp out in the backyard, but there are some scary noises out there! Not to worry, The Cat's friend Minnie Meerkat can teach them all about camping safe. Off to Peekaboo Plains where a group of meerkats show them how they make their camp safe every night. Now Sally and Nick know what to do to feel safe in the backyard. And it doesn't hurt to have the best lookout ever - The Cat in the Hat!
    * Leaves - Nick and Sally are going to make a leaf collage of Cat, but the leaves they have aren't the right shape, they need different ones.It's off to Kaloo-Kalee for some leaf collecting! There, they learn that leaves help trees make food, and that's why it's best not to pick the leaves from the branches. They collect fallen leaves from three different trees with very different leaves. Now they have everything they need to make their picture of Cat, and even one for Fish!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#213] Lost and Found/Basketball Blunders * Lost and Found: Daffodil's stuffed bunny, Bubbles, is missing and Daffodil blames Clifford. After totaling EE's bedroom, Bubbles turns up in the toy basket, and Daffodil must admit that she's been as careless as Clifford.
    * Basketball Blunders: EE and her friends think they have to take it easy when they play the kids on Mr. Solomon's wheelchair basketball team. But by the end of the game, they realize they've misjudged their abilities.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#207] Big Hearted T-Bone/Cleo's Valentine Surprise * Big Hearted T-Bone - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Responsible. T-Bone generously offers to watch Cleo's niece KiKi so Cleo can get some rest. But his honorable intentions are challenged when his female canine friend Mimi comes to town. * Cleo's Valentine Surprise - Clifford's Big Idea: Help Others. Cleo, with some help from K.C., prepares a special gift for Clifford and T-Bone and expects a BIG gift in return. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4263H] Humpty Dumpty's Big Break Telly is very worried about Humpty Dumpty falling off the wall, but Humpty explains that he is there to watch a football game. Just as the game is about to start, one of All the King's Horses comes limping in and says he can't play. It's Humpty's dream to play football, so he offers to replace him, but Telly is very worried that Humpty will break. Humpty pulls out his helmet and pads and says not to worry. The game starts, and Humpty goes for the ball, crashes, and cracks. Telly wants to help him, so he asks the question: "How do you keep an egg from breaking when he's playing football?" A real design challenge! Telly first tries wrapping Humpty in a cushion. The game resumes and crack - Humpty is down again. The cushion is too soft. Next, Telly tries a suit made out of sponges, but even though the sponges are bouncier than the cushion, they don't work too well either. Humpty is not giving up, and Telly is determined to help him. As Chris demonstrates how fragile an egg shell is, a chicken enters with a carton of eggs and shows that none are cracked. This gives Telly the brilliant idea to make a special egg carton for Humpty. It fits like a second shell, Humpty goes on to score a touchdown, and everyone is happy. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1414H] The Emperor's Contest/The Whole Truth * 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!
    * The Whole Truth - A talented young artist is painting a portrait of Barney, but when she has to step away, BJ is mistaken for the artist of the portrait. BJ has a hard time correcting this misunderstanding. The situation snowballs as the others beg him to teach them to paint like that! In the end, BJ admits the truth and learns that honesty is the best policy!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#310] Caillou The Scientist * Magnet Madness - Caillou is playing with the fridge magnets and learns lots of things about them. About what they stick to and what they don't stick to - like Gilbert! He even imagines himself as a human magnet superhero. In the end Caillou is able to apply what he's learned and uses a magnet to help Daddy retrieve a metal peg from behind the workbench.
    * Caillou the Dinosaur Hunter - The whole family goes on a trip to the natural history museum to look at the dinosaurs. Caillou is really enjoying himself looking at the skeletons and learning about the different kinds of dinosaurs. When he momentarily loses the others he knows enough to stay put until Mommy comes back and finds him. And when he realizes he's left Rexy somewhere he learns about the lost and found, and retraces his steps until he finds his dinosaur friend.
    * Caillou the Astronaut - Caillou wants to play with both his friends Clementine and Xavier in the playschool playground. Unfortunately Clementine wants to play bears and Xavier wants to play astronauts, and a little argument ensues. At story time Miss Martin tells them more about spaceships and astronauts and Caillou imagines he's zooming around the galaxy exploring stars and planets. Back outside Caillou makes up a new astronaut and bear game so everyone can play together.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    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)
  • 2:30 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#410] Directions When Diesel teases Thomas for being stinky Thomas is determined to prove otherwise. When Thomas is given a special to deliver some stinky cheese to the docks, he goes out of his way to avoid any diesel engines on the way. When Thomas sees 'Arry, he tries to back away, but he crashes into Bert. His cheese delivery flies high into the air and splatters all over them. Thomas feels very silly. He's given some new cheese and puffs quickly to the docks - this time he doesn't mind being stinky. At the docks, Sir Topham Hatt declares Thomas to be really useful and gives Diesel, Arry and Bert the stinky job of shunting the cheese at the docks. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#202H] The Surprising Bean/Hear Here * The Surprising Bean - Nick keeps trying to surprise Sally, but he just can't do it! The Cat takes them to find a real surprise in the Skippylarito Fields! Once there, Cat shows them a special bean - that suddenly moves! With a shrunken Thingamajigger, they go inside the bean and meet the moth larvae that lives there. They learn that it's really the moth that causes the bean to move. What a neat surprise indeed
    * Hear Here - The kids hear chirping but can't find where it's coming from. If only they had better ears. Ears like an elephant? Or maybe an owl or even a fox? Not a problem when the Cat's around! He takes them to meet these animals with amazing ears. Back home the kids used what they learned from their new friends to find the sound - a teeny tiny cricket! What other great sounds are around?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#115] Fling Monkey business abounds when a white-fronted capuchin monkey who loves to play catch comes to Animal Junction. Chris, Martin and Zoboo examine the differences between lemurs and monkeys, and touch upon one key similarity -- neither monkeys nor lemurs make good pets. Dubbed "Fling" because of his throwing abilities, the capuchin turns Animal Junction upside down looking for food. Martin and Chris decide to walk Fling home and they see other troops of monkeys along the way. Jackie and her Animal Helper friend have made a cool terrarium home for a frog they found the day before at MudPuppy Pond. But the frog doesn't seem very happy -- he'd be happier living free and in the wild -- so they decide to return him to his natural home. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#204H] Termites Vs. Tongues When Aviva and Koki accidentally miniaturize themselves and get carried away by termites, Martin and Chris must split up to search for them. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#709] Prunella Sees The Light/Return of the Snowball * Prunella Sees the Light - To make everything perfect for her sleepover with Marina, Prunella happily styles her room to resemble a "Henry Skreever" book. But then she panics - since Marina is blind, will decorations she can't even see offend her... or worse, make her trip? Or will Prunella discover that her worries about protecting Marina - and their friendship - are more about Prunella's own perceptions rather than Marina's actual capabilities?
    * Return of the Snowball - For six months, two weeks and four days, D.W.has been trying to solve the mystery of her snowball's disappearance. So when it re-appears in the freezer, she's ecstatic!! But wait - if it was taken once, how can she stop it from being stolen again? Can D.W. keep the snowball safe from plotting thieves... or even from melting?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#137H] Here's Martha!/Dog Fight * Here's Martha! - Martha hosts a TV show where she helps people understand their animals better by explaining what they're saying. Unfortunately, the only viewers are Martha and her friends, so the producers try a new format, Crime Scene Doggie.
    * Dog Fight - Martha and Skits don't want to share their newest, coolest dog toy. Their bickering is driving Helen nuts, and now TD and Alice have taken sides. Can't they all just get along?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    The Electric Company [#308H] Revenge of the Zeros Upset about their score of zero points in the banana sculpture contest, Danny and Annie decide to ruin Paul the Gorilla's banana festival party that is being held at The Electric Diner. The Electric Company catches on, and does everything they can to stop the pranksters and save the party and preserve Paul's sanity. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#219H] Snow Runners On their way to return some Hispid hares to Asia, the Wild Kratts accidentally lose them in a wintery North American forest. Martin and Chris must use the amazing winter adaptations and strategies of the Snowshoe hare and lynx to locate the hares before it's too late. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32054Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Doc Martin [#502Z] Dry Your Tears With the departure of Dr. Dibbs, Dr. Ellingham moves back into his old surgery, agreeing to stay for a couple of months until a replacement can be appointed. Determined to get to grips with fatherhood, he asks Louisa to move into his house so he can help to raise their child. He even suggests that Louisa and still un-named "baby" could move to London with him. Aunt Joan's sister Ruth Ellingham (Dame Eileen Atkins) attends the funeral and demonstrates the same cantankerous character as her nephew. She has no more intention of staying in Portwenn than Martin does, but Joan has left her the house and farm. duration 46:32   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Agatha Christie's Poirot [#209] The Kidnapped Prime Minister Poirot is called in at the highest level when the British Prime Minister is kidnapped in France en route to a disarmament conference. The kidnap has been preceded by a gun attack on the PM as he traveled down on the boat train after seeing the King at Windsor. With only 32 hours to go before the conference is due to start, Poirot confounds the government by refusing to cross the channel and pursuing his investigation in England. duration 51:13   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    DCI Banks [#107H] Innocent Graves When a teenage schoolgirl is found strangled, Banks and his team quickly identify their prime suspect. But the closer Banks seemingly moves towards a conviction, the more the course of the investigation distances him from Helen. duration 1:44:04   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:30 pm
    Bill Cosby: The Mark Twain Prize Whether it be through concert appearances or recordings, television or films, commercials or education, Bill Cosby has the ability to touch people's lives. His humor often centers on the basic cornerstones of our existence, seeking to provide an insight into our roles as parents, children, family members and men and women. Without resorting to gimmickry or lowbrow humor, Cosby's comedy has a point of reference and respect for the trappings and traditions of the great American humorists such as Mark Twain. Stay tuned for an announcement about talent set to appear on stage - it will once again be a star-studded event. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2841] Tavis talks with Dwight Henry about his role in the indie drama, Beasts of the Southern Wild - winner of four Oscar nods, including best picture. The first-time actor details his story of New Orleans cafe owner turned actor, and comments on his newfound respect for actors and his future movie plans. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    This is Us [#407H] Foodies' Delight This episode profiles local chef Reilly Meehan of Santa Cruz, the first American and the youngest chef ever to win "International Best Young Chef." Also featured is Charles Phan, winner of the coveted James Beard award for Best Chef: California, and owner of one of the top Vietnamese restaurants in the country, The Slanted Door in San Francisco. duration 28:20   STEREO
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