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KQED Plus: Saturday, March 9, 2013

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Saturday, March 9, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2855] Tavis talks with legendary comedian turned director/exec producer David Steinberg. The Emmy winner takes us "Inside Comedy" via Showtime's interview series that chronicles the evolution of comedy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2420] March 8, 2013 Guest Host: Joshua Johnson.
    News panel:
    SANTA CRUZ POLICE OFFICERS - From across California, thousands mourned the murders of two Santa Cruz police officers killed during a routine investigation. The long and troubled criminal history of the killer raises questions about the criminal justice system.
    DOW JONES HIGH - The Dow Jones hit a twelve-year record high this week. Is it a temporary uptick or does it suggest a broader economic recovery? With new data out on job growth, how are Bay Area companies doing?
    DEVIL'S SLIDE - Commuters driving the coastal route between Santa Cruz and San Francisco can expect a different view next month. A dangerous stretch of Highway-1, known as Devil's Slide, will soon be re-routed away from the steep cliffs to new state-of-the-art mile-long tunnels.
    Guests: Martha Mendoza, Associated Press; Tom Vacar, KTVU; Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News and KQED.
    URBAN PLANNING: STUART COHEN - As we look to the future, Bay Area urban planners are scrambling for ideas on how to handle the projected increase in population. Over the last 40 years, California's sprawling growth and dependence on cars has taken its toll. According to a recent Census Bureau report, the region is home to the most "mega-commuters" in the country. These are people who spend at least 90 minutes and drive over 50 miles to get to work. Families, particularly those who can least afford it, are spending more and more of their time and income just getting where they need to go. Stuart Cohen, recipient of a 2013 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award, believes that smarter regional planning can reverse these trends. As a founder and executive director of the nonprofit TransForm, he is leading an effort to revitalize local communities into diverse, vibrant places where more people walk, bike and take world-class public transit.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    New Tricks [#307] Ice Cream Wars A 10-year feud between two families - the Gennaros and the Bentons -over their rival ice cream businesses gets personal and nasty as the two vie for the same London pitch. At the height of the feud, in 1996, there were a number of mystery raids on both family businesses, and during one of the robberies Andy Benton was shot. The original investigation into the shooting focused on suspects outside of both families, but on witnessing the ongoing tension, rivalry and hatred between the two, the UCOS team look closer to home when they reopen the case. The Gennaros have been selling ice cream since the Fifties and are a very old-fashioned, traditional Italian family, while Matthew and Andy Benton are newer to the scene and have a completely different approach. Having visited the Bentons' factory, Standing becomes very suspicious and enlists the help of his daughter, Caitlin, to help him find out what is going on. When Caitlin manages to score some drugs from a Benton's ice cream van, Standing's suspicions are confirmed. But his unorthodox methods leave Pullman furious. A bust-up between the two families outside the Bentons' factory reveals that the Gennaros' granddaughter, Isabella, and archrival Matthew Benton may not have always been enemies. But the team are still struggling to identify which of the families could have been responsible for the original armed raids. duration 50:01   STEREO
  • 2:00 am
    Hetty Wainthropp Investigates [#109P] Family Values With some reluctance Robert agrees to go undercover to help solve a Big House mystery. The owner of the house has died under somewhat suspicious circumstances. While the police seem satisfied that there was no foul play, the dead man's brother, Harry Carter, believes that the housekeeper, Ella Parsons, is a fraud who has systematically stolen property from the house. duration 49:10   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 am
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4017H] Miss Marple, Series V: The Blue Geranium Miss Marple meets with her old friend Sir Henry Clithering, asking him for help with a troubling case. She has new evidence about the Blue Geranium Murder and needs Sir Henry's help to stop the court hearing. Did the wealthy and unpopular Mary Pritchard really die of shock when the geranium in her wallpaper turned blue in the village of Little Ambrose? Could a mysterious fortune-teller or a secret love affair help solve the mystery? With the body count on the rise and no time to spare, Miss Marple and Clithering work together to find an ingenious killer and close the case once and for all. duration 1:26:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#209H] What We Can Learn from Lincoln Encore presentation: Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner, who wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Lincoln, joins Bill to 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. duration 52:46   STEREO TVRE
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#122] Pets The gang has their hands full when the Animal Helpers drop their pets off to be looked after by Chris, Martin and Zoboo. The Junction's crawling with guinea pigs, hamsters, ducklings, cats, dogs, a calf, a hermit crab and ducks. Zoboo thinks that taking care of 12 pets will be a piece of cake, but he quickly realizes his error. Jackie and the Animal Helpers release into the wild a raccoon that they have raised. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Raggs [#138] Garden Raggs' enthusiasm for Gold Star Garden Day results in his accidentally vacuuming up B. Max's special flowers. Plus, B. Max invents the Gardenscope 2000 to help Trilby solve a gardening problem. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    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
  • 8:30 am
    Magic Moments - The Best of 50's Pop (My Music #102) Take a stroll down memory lane with the pop sounds of this concert special. This reunion brings together the greatest recording artists from the 50s pop era. Taped in Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal, it is hosted by Mary Lou Metzger, Phyllis McGuire and Pat Boone, and features a cavalcade of 1950s pop music recording legends, reuniting and performing their biggest hits. The McGuire Sisters (who reunite for the first time since 1967), Debbie Reynolds, Patti Page, the Chordettes, the Crew Cuts, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Coins, Don Cherry, Gogi Grant and more take the stage and share the good times.
    This nostalgia-fest features a mix of new performances and short archival footage transitions of the fads, fashions, news stories and pop cultural events of the 50s decade. Tribute montages also highlight the superstar 50s pop icons who have died in recent years (Dean Martin, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Ray and more). Special guest presenters include Wink Martindale, Rip Taylor, Brett Somers, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Nick Clooney, Fess parker and Joni James.
    Songs included:
    "26 Miles"; "Big Man" (Four Preps); "April Love" (Pat Boone); "Band of Gold" (Don Cherry); "Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight" (Ensemble); Greatest Hits Medley (McGuire Sisters); "Istanbul"; "Standing on the Corner" (Four Lads); "Little Darlin'" (Diamonds); "Lollipop" (Chordettes); "Shangri-la" (Four Coins); "Sh-Boom" (Crew Cuts); "Sit Right Down and Write a Letter"; "All in the Game" (Mel Carter); "Tammy" (Debbie Reynolds); "Tennessee Waltz"; "Old Cape Cod" (Patti Page); "The Wayward Wind" (Gogi Grant); "Three Coins in the Fountain"; "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (Four Aces).
    duration 1:56:56   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Tenors: Lead with Your Heart, The The Tenors, a group formed in Canada, have traveled the world since 2008. From Johannesburg to Shanghai, London to Los Angeles, they have inspired millions of music lovers with their rich harmonies, addictive charm and powerful songs. Now they're back with a dazzling concert which takes place in the breathtaking 2050 seat Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center. They perform all new music from their second album, Lead With Your Heart.
    Each act stretches the boundaries of classical crossover by combining classic songs, modern tunes and Spanish and French world music. From cover features of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" to the inspirational anthem "Amazing Grace", and one of the most recognizable and heroic Tenor arias, "Nessun Dorma," the diverse performance features an eclectic mix of pop favorites and classical staples along with new compositions written and co-written by The Tenors. The foursome also invites some of their friends as special guests to share the stage for this unforgettable performance.
    duration 1:26:21   SRND51 TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House On July 3, 2012, Joe Bonamassa brought a very special and exclusive acoustic presentation to the Vienna Opera House, a sublime cultural iconic venue steeped in history and heritage, and the perfect backdrop for such a dramatic and original music presentation. Supporting Joe on his vintage acoustic instruments, an eclectic assortment of craftsmen of disparate World flavors, provided by top artists from around the globe, including: music historian and traditional Irish fiddler Gerry O'Connor; Swedish multi-instrumentalist Mats Wester playing the Nyckelharpa; Los Angeles Keyboard maestro Arlan Schierbaum; and legendary Puerto Rican percussionist Lenny Castro. duration 1:29:18   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Is It Me Or My Hormones? with Marcelle Pick duration 1:27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    3 Steps to Incredible Health! with Joel Fuhrman, M.D. [#1(] This program directly addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America. Over 65% of Americans are overweight or obese - and that number is growing just like our waistlines! Dr. Joel Fuhrman's revolutionary health plan is not about will power, it is about knowledge. It offers a healthy, effective, and scientifically proven plan for shedding weight quickly and reclaiming the vitality and good health we all deserve. duration 1:59:57   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Magic Moments - The Best of 50's Pop (My Music #102) Take a stroll down memory lane with the pop sounds of this concert special. This reunion brings together the greatest recording artists from the 50s pop era. Taped in Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal, it is hosted by Mary Lou Metzger, Phyllis McGuire and Pat Boone, and features a cavalcade of 1950s pop music recording legends, reuniting and performing their biggest hits. The McGuire Sisters (who reunite for the first time since 1967), Debbie Reynolds, Patti Page, the Chordettes, the Crew Cuts, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Coins, Don Cherry, Gogi Grant and more take the stage and share the good times.
    This nostalgia-fest features a mix of new performances and short archival footage transitions of the fads, fashions, news stories and pop cultural events of the 50s decade. Tribute montages also highlight the superstar 50s pop icons who have died in recent years (Dean Martin, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Ray and more). Special guest presenters include Wink Martindale, Rip Taylor, Brett Somers, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Nick Clooney, Fess parker and Joni James.
    Songs included:
    "26 Miles"; "Big Man" (Four Preps); "April Love" (Pat Boone); "Band of Gold" (Don Cherry); "Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight" (Ensemble); Greatest Hits Medley (McGuire Sisters); "Istanbul"; "Standing on the Corner" (Four Lads); "Little Darlin'" (Diamonds); "Lollipop" (Chordettes); "Shangri-la" (Four Coins); "Sh-Boom" (Crew Cuts); "Sit Right Down and Write a Letter"; "All in the Game" (Mel Carter); "Tammy" (Debbie Reynolds); "Tennessee Waltz"; "Old Cape Cod" (Patti Page); "The Wayward Wind" (Gogi Grant); "Three Coins in the Fountain"; "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (Four Aces).
    duration 1:56:56   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 7:00 pm
    Saving the Bay [#101(] Marvel of Nature (Prehistory-1848) / Harbor of Harbors (1849-1906 In the first episode, photo-realistic animation illustrates the formation of the Bay following the last Ice Age. It introduces the first inhabitants along the Bay's shores, including Native Peoples along with flora and fauna, and continues through European exploration and settlement, including Spanish, Russian and ultimately, American influences that dramatically altered the region. duration 1:11:02   STEREO TVG
  • 8:12 pm
    Saving the Bay [#102(] Harbor of Harbors (1849-1906) This episode follows San Francisco's "rapid monstrous maturity" into a major metropolis following the California Gold Rush. Establishing the infrastructure to support the instant city meant radical change for San Francisco Bay. By the century's end, San Francisco Bay was the center of a broad economic empire on the Pacific. duration 1:17:33   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    Saving the Bay [#103(] Miracle Workers (1906 - 1959) / Bay in the Balance (1906 - Present) This episode begins with The Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, which accelerated the dispersion of people and industry to the East Bay region. Advances in engineering gave rise to the first of California's massive water re-distribution projects, paralleling the era of great bridge building. World War II saw the Bay transformed into the greatest shipbuilding center the world had ever known. duration 1:10:59   STEREO TVG
  • 10:41 pm
    Saving the Bay [#104(] Bay in the Balance (1906 - Present) In the final episode, the very survival of the Bay is threatened by the postwar boom. Viewers are introduced to the leaders of the Save the Bay campaign of the 1960s and the birth of the national mass environmental movement. As the Bay Area looks to the future, the issue becomes how best to balance the competing demands of a major urban center set amidst an environmentally significant landscape. duration 1:18:12   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Saving the Bay [#101(] Marvel of Nature (Prehistory-1848) / Harbor of Harbors (1849-1906 In the first episode, photo-realistic animation illustrates the formation of the Bay following the last Ice Age. It introduces the first inhabitants along the Bay's shores, including Native Peoples along with flora and fauna, and continues through European exploration and settlement, including Spanish, Russian and ultimately, American influences that dramatically altered the region. duration 1:11:02   STEREO TVG
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