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KQED Plus: Saturday, March 23, 2013
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12:00 amTavis Smiley [#2865] Tavis talks with author Taylor Branch. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explains his new text, The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement. duration 26:46 STEREO
12:30 amTHIS WEEK in Northern California [#2422H] March 22, 2013 Guest Host: Scott Shafer
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BEFORE THE US SUPREME COURT
Next Tuesday, more than 4 years after California voters approved Proposition 8, the state's ban on same sex marriage gets a full hearing before the US Supreme Court. The high court will also hear oral arguments for and against the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA. This comes as recent polls show a significant jump in support for same-sex marriage. The political climate has also shifted. President Obama and some prominent Republicans have recently voiced support for gay marriage. We look back at the series of events leading to this historical moment.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom recalls his controversial decision as mayor of San Francisco to grant marriage licenses to gay couples in 2004. His actions helped to energize supporters of traditional marriage.
Attorney Andrew Pugno, General Counsel for ProtectMarriage.com - sponsors of Proposition 8 - talks about the legal defense he is helping to present to the US Supreme Court.
Plus, legal experts explain what issues are before the high court, and how the possible outcomes could have an impact in California and beyond.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom
Atty. Andrew Pugno, ProtectMarriage.com
Vik Amar, UC Davis School of Law
Jane Schacter, Stanford Law School duration 28:46 STEREO TVRE
1:00 amNew Tricks [#401] Casualty Hell-bent on avenging his wife's death, Jack Halford is prepared to risk everything to kill the man responsible, Ricky Hanson. As Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman becomes aware of the dangerous situation Halford has put himself in, she has to act fast to prevent him confronting his nemesis, resulting in a crash that jeopardizes the future of the entire team. With Gerry Standing, Brian Lane and Halford hospitalized, Pullman is forced to accept temporary help at UCOS from the super efficient DCI Karen Hardwick, a woman who irritates Pullman on every level. Threatened by a new face in the office and desperate to prove that they are still a crack team, even from a hospital bed, the boys need a case. So when their consultant Dr Finlay McKenzie mentions the suspicious death of a patient on their ward ten years ago, they seize the opportunity to reinvestigate, hoping it will hold the team together. duration 50:04 STEREO
2:00 amHetty Wainthropp Investigates [#111] Mind Over Muscle Hetty's hairdresser, Dawn Halliwell, is having problems with her husband Russ. Russ has been the subject of an apparently random attack in a gents toilet, but he refuses to press charges because his attacker claims that Russ made an indecent suggestion. While Russ is known to have a twinkle in his eye, it's always been strictly for the girls and Dawn is anxious to find out what's really behind the attack. duration 48:41 STEREO TVRE
3:00 amMasterpiece Mystery! [#4015#] Miss Marple, Series V: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side Hollywood star Marina Gregg leaves Los Angeles for the picturesque countryside of St. Mary Mead and takes up residence at Gossington Hall with her dashing young English husband, film director Jason Rudd. When the glamorous couple decides to throw a benefit for the St John Ambulance, the grounds are abuzz with curious locals including previous owner of Gossington Hall, Dolly Bantry. But when a local fan consumes a poisoned daiquiri, Marina finds herself starring in a real-life mystery -- supported by Miss Marple and Inspector Hewitt, who suspect that the lethal cocktail was intended for someone else. duration 1:24:11 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
4:30 amAdventures of Sherlock Holmes [#117] Cunningham Heritage After his return from Afghanistan, Dr. Watson meets Sherlock Holmes and is recruited as his assistant. Together they investigate a murder, with a young lady as the prime suspect. Holmes finds the real murderer and learns his motive. duration 26:58 TVG
5:00 amMoyers & Company [#211H] What Has Capitalism Done for Us Lately? * Richard Wolff's smart, blunt talk about the crisis of capitalism on his first Moyers & Company appearance was so informative, we asked him to return. On this week's show Wolff dives further into income inequality, analyzing the widening gap between a booming stock market and a population that increasingly lives in poverty. Wolff also takes questions sent in from around the world by our viewers. Wolff taught economics for 35 years at the University of Massachusetts and is now visiting professor at The New School University in New York City. His books include Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism and Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It. < br />* Also returning is Sheila Bair, the longtime Republican who served as chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) during the fiscal meltdown five years ago. During that time, she warned the public and her colleagues about big banking's excesses and against the billions in "too big to fail" taxpayer bailouts. Bair joins Bill to talk about American banks' continuing risky and manipulative practices, their seeming immunity from prosecution, and growing anger from Congress and the public. Bair is the author of Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself. duration 56:46 STEREO TVRE
6:00 amZoboomafoo [#132] Spots and Stripes Spots and stripes are great camouflage for creatures, helping them blend into their environments. When Zoboo, Chris and Martin see striped and spotted creatures (tiger cub, serval cats, Dalmatian puppies, coati babies and a skunk), they're inspired to paint Animal Junction in spots and stripes. Zoboo takes that inspiration a step further when he paints spots on Martin and stripes on Chris while they're both asleep. Zoboo paints himself with spots and stripes, and the gang learns about being a camouflaged creature. Jackie says that milk weed plants may look like weeds but they're home for striped monarch caterpillars, so please don't pick them. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amThomas & Friends [#608H] Good Deeds It is a busy day in Sodor as Knapford Station is being decorated. Emily is collecting the flowers for the new window boxes, but when Mavis does not say hello, Emily assumes she is sad and chuffs to the quarry to cheer her up with some of the flowers. The flowers end up in the way of the engines' work. Edward and Thomas crash and slate goes everywhere. Mavis arrives to find the quarry in a mess. Emily learns that if she had asked, she would have known that Mavis wasn't sad at all. Emily tidies the quarry and delivers the flowers, which makes Mavis really happy. Henry wants to do good deeds but instead he manages to do bad deeds. He lets a herd of clean pigs get dirty in a field. He frightens the pigs so they topple over a barrel of apples and the pigs eat the apples. He scares away the Sodor Warbler just as bird watchers are about to take its photo. In despair, Henry carries out his original task of taking a tall nesting pole to the coast. On the way, Henry gives a lift to a tired bird. It turns out to be the Sodor Warbler. All the bird watchers are delighted when Henry arrives with the rare bird on his fenders. Henry, unwittingly, has done a good deed. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:00 amBob the Builder [#605] Two New Machines! Tumbler, the big and booming cement mixer, arrives in the Valley to help build the Bobland Bay skate park. Dizzy is given the job of showing him around. Tumbler's larger-than-life arrogance becomes a little too much for Dizzy and Tumbler is soon all alone in Sunflower Valley. By displaying a little humility, he finds his way back to his new friends! Flex the cherry-picker arrives just in time to help replace the lens on the Sunflower Valley lighthouse. Flex is so desperate to do a good job that he pushes himself a bit too far and gets the new lens stuck in a tree! He helps solve the problem and learns that everyone loves him just the way he is. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:30 amCurious George [#108] Curious George and the Invisible Sound/Curious George, A Peeling Monkey * Curious George and the Invisible Sound - While trying to record different animal sounds in the country, George discovers some amazing things about the dynamics of sound: the closer he gets, the louder the sound; the further away he is, the quieter the sound. Then he discovers one he's never heard before. He follows the direction of the sound throughout the house until he finds... a cricket?! How can something so small make such a big noise?
* Curious George, A Peeling Monkey - George really can't wait to see what's inside Professor Wiseman's birthday present. Because he's a good little monkey, he leaves the present in one piece, but he distracts himself by "unwrapping" everything else around him. George learns that lots of things have covers, and for many different reasons. Even the bathroom walls are covered with wallpaper! But not for long...