TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
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KQED Plus: Monday, April 1, 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.
12:00 amMoyers & Company [#212H] And Justice for Some Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court's landmark decision in the case of Gideon v. Wainwright established the constitutional right of criminal defendants to legal representation, even if they can't afford it. The Court ruled there shouldn't be one kind of justice for the rich and another for the poor, but the scales of the American legal system still tilt heavily in favor of the white and wealthy. This week, attorney and legal scholar Bryan Stevenson exposes the system's failures, and ongoing struggles at the crossroads of race, class and justice.
Stevenson's Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative has reversed the death sentences of more than 75 inmates. But right now, there are more than 3100 inmates on death row, and more than 60% are members of racial or ethnic minorities. Over time, Supreme Court Justices have fine-tuned the circumstances under which the death penalty may still apply, but no set of laws or jurisprudence can undo wrongful executions - or, it seems, completely prevent them. According to journalists Martin Clancy and Tim O'Brien, authors of Murder at the Supreme Court, in recent years at least 18 inmates were released from death row because DNA evidence proved their innocence. These cases are among more than 140 death penalty exonerations over the last three decades.
The broadcast closes with a Bill Moyers Essay on the hypocrisy of "justice for all" in a society where billions are squandered for a war born in fraud while the poor are pushed aside. duration 56:46 STEREO TVRE
1:00 amVatican City & The Papacy with Burt Wolf Featuring timely on-location footage and archival photography, this special reveals the far-reaching influence of the papal office, its rich 2000-year history and the future course of the world's smallest country. Burt Wolf, who was in Rome taping his Travels and Traditions series when Pope John Paul II passed away, was given extraordinary access to the Vatican by Roman Catholic Church authorities. During the program, Wolf visits the first-century tomb of St. Peter, takes a private tour of St. Peter's Basilica, beholds the artistry of the Sistine Chapel and learns about the techniques that preserve and restore its magnificent mosaics. He discovers the origin of Holy Years and why they fueled Martin Luther's anger. He also witnesses the arrival of two million pilgrims coming to bid farewell to John Paul II, and is afforded an insider's perspective on the process of electing a new pope. duration 56:23 TVG
2:00 amNature [#2702#] Born Wild: The First Days of Life The most important moment of an animal's life is its birth. It emerges from dark safety to find anxious parents clucking or mewing. The first hours are some of the most dangerous. The strongest emotions animals feel are between parent and child. This film follows the birth and first day, from marmoset to moose, to elephant and gorilla. It is a film of miniature drama and huge spectacle, and comes to some surprising conclusions about ourselves. duration 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
3:00 amMarie Antoinette The program examines the life of a callous queen whose opulent lifestyle and open sexuality made her one of the most controversial monarchs in history. Stuck in a loveless marriage and marked by numerous scandals that included gambling and love affairs, Marie Antoinette became the centerpiece in a revolution about change in hierarchy. The two-hour film traces her journey from the splendors of her childhood in the palaces of the mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire to her final hours in a squalid French prison cell. duration 1:56:46 STEREO TVM-S (Secondary audio: DVI)
5:00 amBlack Kungfu Experience, The This program introduces kungfu's African-American pioneers, men who challenged convention and overturned preconceived notions while mastering the ancient art. The four martial artists profiled include Ron Van Clief, an ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran who starred in more than 40 kungfu films and earned the nickname "Black Dragon" from Bruce Lee. Their compelling stories illustrate how kungfu began as - and remains - a unique crucible of the black experience. In particular, kungfu's themes of the underdog triumphing against the odds resonated in black communities across the United States. duration 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
6:00 amZoboomafoo [#202] Brain Power The Kratt Brothers and Zoboo want to build an "Invisibility Machine" but they need some real brainpower to get the job done. Just when they're ready to give up, Brainiac the chimpanzee stops by to help. The Kratt Brothers decide to travel to India to meet other creatures with great brains but they are outsmarted by a flock of crows. Back in Animal Junction, they run right into a tremendous, invisible animal, which turns out to be Toothbrush the elephant. Elephants are really intelligent, too, and the Kratt Brothers show Zoboo that all creatures are smart in their own ways. duration 28:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amRaggs [#160] Nature B. Max learns how much fun nature can be while working on his Puppy Patrol Club Nature Badge. Trilby makes a nature video about the animals around the clubhouse. When she cannot find any birds or frogs, the dogs become the highlight of her video. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:00 amSesame Street [#4284H] Abby's Tricycle Abby is preparing to ride her very first tricycle! She has her basket, helmet, and her friend Elmo, but Abby doesn't know how to ride a tricycle. Elmo suggests that Gordon teach Abby since Gordon was the one to teach him. Gordon teaches Abby about all the different parts of a tricycle; the seat, handlebars, and pedals. Abby has trouble at first. She sits on the bike the wrong way. She also becomes frustrated riding her tricycle and thinks she needs magic to push the pedals. With hard work and practice, though, Abby learns to ride without help from Gordon. Whee! Abby becomes so excited that her wings start flapping and her tricycle lifts off! Abby swoops back down to get Elmo and they both ride off together into the sky singing on their tricycles. duration 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:00 amWordWorld [#102H] There's An Ant In Every Giant/Chef Sheep * There's an Ant in Every Giant - When Ant grows tired of being the smallest WordFriend in Word World, he adds a G-I to his tiny frame and changes from ANT to GIANT. However, he soon realizes that he can be Word World's biggest hero when he's just tiny Ant.
* Chef Sheep - When Pig gets a bowl stuck on his face, Sheep must take over his cooking show. Sheep learns to have confidence in herself and saves the day!