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KQED Plus: Friday, May 10, 2013

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Friday, May 10, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2899] Tavis talks with legendary drummer John Densmore, an original member of the seminal rock band, The Doors. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer shares the backstory of his book, The Doors Unhinged, which chronicles his fight to defend the band's legacy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    QUEST [#701H] Next Meal: Engineering Food Discover how genetically engineered crops are made, their pros and cons, and what the future might hold for research and regulations such as labeling. In a half-hour special, QUEST Northern California explores genetically engineered crops in the wake of Proposition 37, the November 2012 initiative that would have required foods containing genetically engineered ingredients to be labeled in California. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Finding Billy Elliot A documentary about the nationwide search for 3 young actors to share the lead role in Broadway's Billy Elliot the Musical. It offers viewers an exclusive look at how David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish were chosen to play Billy Elliot after a year-long talent search that drew thousands of hopefuls from all over the country. duration 57:31   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Paul McCartney Good Evening New York City Legendary Paul McCartney's historic 3-night christening of New York's Citi Field in July 2009 has been unanimously hailed by critics and audiences alike as the concert experience of a lifetime. Now, with this program, it is documented for the ages. The TV version features songs from The Beatles to Wings to solo classics. Among the songs performed: "Drive My Car", "Got To Get You Into My Life", "Back In The USSR", "Band On The Run", "Live And Let Die", and "Flaming Pie". duration 1:25:04   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 am
    How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin This is Emmy nominated film producer Leslie Woodhead's effort to bring Beatle fans the true story behind the Beatles influence in the USSR that lead to the eventual downfall of Communism. The film begins where Woodhead first met up with the Beatles in 1962. As a young researcher, he worked on a brief black and white film shot in the Cavern Club in Liverpool before the world had heard of the Beatles. 25 years later, he has been back in Russia to talk to some of the Beatles generation, and to hear their stories about how the Fab Four changed their lives - and how they made the revolution which transformed their country into "Beatlestan." duration 56:06   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    American Masters [#2306H] Lennon NYC In October 2010, John Lennon would have been 70 years old. In December 2010, he will have been dead for 30 years. Yet, his art still haunts us. It still matters deeply and it is still deeply relevant. It still speaks to millions of people. This film establishes Lennon as an American artist. It is, essentially, a classic immigrant tale: Lennon and Ono left London in 1971 in search of freedom, both artistic and personal. We hear Lennon's song New York City and follow into their life - their commitment to peace and political activism, their struggles to remain in America and, of course, the greatest music from that period and the concert footage from Lennon's first two albums, Plastic Ono Band and Imagine. With unprecedented and exclusive cooperation from Yoko Ono, access to never-before-seen material from the Lennon archives and conversations with those closest to him - Ono, Elton John, the photographer Bob Gruen, Ringo Starr -- this program tells John Lennon's story as it has never been told before -- and as it will never be told again. duration 1:55:46   SRND51 TVPG-L
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#105] Happy Lemur Day Animal Junction becomes Lemur Central when friends of Zoboo's, two ring tail lemurs, come for a visit. Zoboo is stunned to hear that most people don't know what a lemur is. But Martin and Chris have a great idea to set the record straight when they declare an international creature holiday, Lemur Day, a celebration of all things lemur. There's even a special Lemur Day cake. A black and white ruffed lemur, some ring tail lemurs, and Zoboo's parents join the party. Jackie tells the guys about a creature rescue. She saw a water turtle and a land turtle heading for a busy road but managed to relocate them to a safer place: a pond for the water turtle and the forest for the land turtle. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Raggs [#149H] Books When Razzles can't find her book, she and the dogs clean up the house and practice how to take good care of a book. When Pido cannot find a new bedtime story to read to the dogs, he creates a new story combining everyone's favorite book character into one adventure. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4315H] Thinks Oscar Is A Prince Chris is reading Abby a story about a princess who kisses a frog and turns him into a prince. Now, Abby thinks that someone on Sesame Street could be an enchanted prince and she thinks that someone could be Oscar. After all, he's green like a frog and no one could really be that grouchy unless he's a prince who was turned into a grouch. Abby believes that a kiss will break the spell and turn him back to Prince Oscar. Oscar keeps telling her that he is a Grouch, but she is not convinced. She keeps trying to kiss him and even chases him down into his can. Oscar asks Chris to give him a disguise so Abby won't know it's him, but Abby isn't fooled. Chris comes up with the idea that Oscar should just allow Abby to kiss him in order to prove that he is not a prince. In the end, Abby discovers that Oscar is just Oscar and he just want to be himself. Abby doesn't care that he's not a prince, she loves him just the way he is! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    WordWorld [#209H] The Best Nest/Duck's Family Reunion * The Best Nest - It's Duck's turn at show and tell at school, and he wants to bring the thing he loves the best: his nest! But when the nest breaks apart into letters, will Duck be able to retrieve them all in time?
    * Duck's Family Reunion - Because they have a similar sounding name, Duck mistakes Truck for a long-lost relative! Frog is a bit ruffled at the epidemic of silliness going around, but ends up saving the day for Duck and his word 'family'.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#124H] Super Daniel!/Play Pretend Super Daniel!: Daniel and Grandpere are at home pretending to be superheroes when Daniel notices that Dad has forgotten to take his lunch to work with him. He and Grandpere take Dad's lunchbox to the Clock Factory and Daniel uses his imagination to have several super adventures along the way. Play Pretend: Teacher Harriet shows the children a big cardboard box and asks them what they think it could be. Daniel and Miss Elaina have fun pretending the box is a space ship and a jungle boat, but O the Owl just sees a big cardboard box. With a little help from his friends, O discovers how much fun it is to pretend! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#413] All Kinds of Weather Rain, sleet, sun, and snow: Caillou is amazed by all the ways that weather changes. He's nearly in a state during a thunderstorm until Dad explains what thunder is (and how to tell it's going away). Caillou also makes the best of a rainy day by splashing in puddles. And when a winter storm hits, Mom and Dad make a scary blackout into a fun indoor camping trip, complete with sleeping bags and marshmallows! Mom is making one of her special snowman cakes, which means Caillou and Rosie have to go to the shop with her to get the ingredients. Then Caillou gets lost in the shop...but it all works out fine in the end. On another day, when Caillou's kite-flying plans are defeated by rain, he creates a pirate ship in his living room. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#136H] Special Mom Day Meal Sid declares that it's a special Mom Day, so he makes Mom French toast for breakfast. When Sid smells the French toast and his stomach growls, he wonders if his stomach is trying to talk to him. When Sid and his friends investigate at school, they discover that the stomach makes noise when it's getting ready for digestion. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#705H] Honey of a Monkey/Curious George's Egg Hunt * Honey of a Monkey - George and Steve are in a sticky situation when they accidentally eat all of Betsy's honeycomb. Will their homemade beehive produce enough honeycomb in time for Betsy's Earth Day presentation, or will she be buzzing mad?
    * Curious George's Egg Hunt - George and Allie have discovered an egg in the grass with no nest in sight. Where is the egg's mother? They search high and low to find the right bird's nest but no egg will match. Could it be another kind of animal is inside the tiny round shell?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#133H] A Sweet Deal/King of Swing * A Sweet Deal - Sally and Nick are having a hard time getting customers to come to their "cafe". What can they do? The Cat takes them to meet Eddy the honeyguide bird. Eddy shows them how he guides humans to bees' nests by making noise and putting on a show. Back at home, Sally and Nick follow Eddy's example and proudly serve their first customer!
    * King of Swing - Swinging from a rope isn't so easy for Sally and Nick.Good thing the Cat knows the king of swing, Charlie the chimpanzee! In the Leafylafoo Rainforest, Charlie teaches them how to use their hands and feet to swing as they help him search for bananas, his favourite food! Back at home, Sally and Nick mimic Charlie and swing across the backyard to where Cat has a surprise snack waiting for them - bananas!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#119] Fall Feast/Norville's New Game * Fall Feast - It's the Fall Feast holiday and the Howards are planning to visit Emily Elizabeth's grandparents. But a huge snow storm leaves them snowed in at the train station, along with many of their friends and neighbors. At first, everyone's spirits are very low but Clifford helps Emily Elizabeth realize that the group can celebrate the Fall Feast together and rejoice in its spirit of sharing.
    * Norville's New Game - The animals are in the courtyard making up games. When it's Norville's turn to invent a game he consistently reinvents the rules so that each time emerges as the winner. Each time this happens, he further alienates his friends until they eventually refuse to play with him anymore. In the end, Norville realizes the importance of playing fair.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#138] Topsy Turvy/Clifford's Charm School * Topsy Turvy - Jetta and Emily trade dogs for the Islands annual Topsy Turvy Day, a day when everything gets turned around. Jetta learns that being kind and thoughtful gets you a lot farther than being bossy.
    *Clifford's Charm School - Mrs. Bleakman is having a very special party for her book club members and Cleo and Mac convince Clifford that his regular good manners wont be good enough for the event. Clifford believes he is just fine the way he is, but Cleo and Mac insist on teaching him some special fancy manners. In the end, Clifford decides to just be himself and ends up saving the party by providing shade for Mrs. Bleakmans guests.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4324H] Trashgiving Day Parade It's Trashgiving Day on Sesame Street, the grouchiest holiday of the year. Oscar is in charge of running the parade this year and it needs to be grouchy enough to please his boss Mr. Disgracey. The parade begins with the marching band, but the music they are playing sounds too good. How can they make the music sound horrible? Chris has an idea of filling the instruments up with water, which will change the sound. The marching band plays their song again, and it sounds horrible. The parade continues, and up next is a float, the Maysour, but the float looks too nice with all of its jewels, flowers, and brightly colored paints. Alan suggests spraying the float with water because water can change how things look. The float is now one big, wet mess with wilted flowers, jewels blown off, and running paint. The parade continues again, and Stenchy the Stinkbug balloon comes by. The balloon is floating in the sky, though, and Grouch balloons are supposed to drag along the ground. Chris and Alan help Oscar figure out that they need something heavier than helium to fill up the balloon. Oscar suggests using water again, and after filling up the balloon, it is now dragging on the ground and ends up soaking everyone. Mr. Disgracey congratulates Oscar and promotes him for organizing the worst "Trashgiving Day Parade" ever! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1415H] Seeing/Beethoven's Hear! Seeing - An ordinary game of "hide and seek" takes a not-so-ordinary turn when Baby Bop claims that an elephant is hiding in the park! Barney and Riff are happy to play along, but BJ thinks that his sister may be "seeing things." Fortunately, Barney takes this opportunity to help the young dinos learn about sight and seeing while having fun! Beethoven's Hear! - Riff can hear music in anything! When he meets a friend who can't hear well, Riff wonders if he would still like music if he couldn't hear so well. Barney tells everyone about a famous musician named Beethoven who wrote beautiful music, even though he couldn't hear it. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#515H] Big Brother Caillou Bunny Shmunny: Caillou doesn't seem to appreciate how much time Mommy spends doing things for him (like cooking and picking up clothes)... until Caillou spends a lot of time making a paper mache bunny for Rosie. When Rosie couldn't care less about Caillou's bunny, he finally realizes how it feels when someone is unappreciative of the hard work that's done for them. Caillou decides to make amends with Mommy. Educational Objective: Showing others you appreciate their work. That's Mine!: When Rosie accidentally scratches Caillou's bike, Caillou is determined to take back all of his toys and keep their things separate...until he accidentally breaks Daddy's guitar string. Then Caillou realizes accidents happen sometimes. He forgives Rosie and decides to share his toys once again. Educational Objective: Accidents happen and it's important to forgive people for unintentional acts. Raspberry Ruckus: Caillou thinks it's hilarious when he teaches Rosie how to blow raspberries...much to his parents' chagrin. When Rosie blows a raspberry at Caillou's artwork during a preschool "open house", Caillou finally realizes it's not always appropriate...and decides he's going to be a better role model for his younger sister. Educational Objective: Caillou learns the dangers of teaching younger children inappropriate behavior. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#108H] Something Special for Dad/I Love You, Mom Something Special for Dad - Daniel notices how happy Dad is to have received a letter from Grandpere. Daniel really loves Dad, so he decides to send him a letter that will make him glad too. He goes to the Post Office with Mom, where he learns how letters are sorted and mailed. He even joins Mr. McFeely on his "speedy delivery" to give Dad the very special letter! I Love You, Mom - Daniel wants to surprise Mom Tiger with her favorite banana bread because he knows it is one way to say "I love you." Dad and Daniel head to Baker Aker's Bakery, where they learn about the bread-making process. Daniel and Dad Tiger surprise Mom and she happily shares the banana bread gift with them too! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#306] Old & New Fearless Freddie is an old engine who has returned to the narrow gauge railway after many years. He brags about being the fastest engine in the hills. He challenges Rheneas and Skarloey to a race, but it's a lot harder than he realized. Determined not to lose, Freddie remembers a forgotten old short cut to the bottom of the mountain and claims the victory! Rheneas and Skarloey challenge Freddie to another race and again Freddie puffs down a hidden short-cut. Rheneas is so desperate to beat Freddie that he steams right off the track! Freddie is sorry for encouraging the younger engines to go too fast. He uses his knowledge of the hidden tracks to help rescue Rheneas. When Thomas sees that Toby's shed at Arlesden End has a leaky roof, he volunteers to organize getting it fixed for his friend. Thomas tells Toby all about his plan but Toby still seems very sad. With the new roof complete, Thomas asks Toby why he still seems so sad. Toby explains that he liked the holey old roof - the birds would fly in through the holes and make their nests, Toby's home was their home too! Thomas has an idea. He arranges for the wood from Toby's old roof to be made into a birdhouse. Now there are more birds at Arlesden End than ever before. Toby is delighted! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#136H] Big Cats/Fantastic Flour * Big Cats - When Sally and Nick have difficulty sneaking up on Nick's Mom to surprise her, The Cat brings them to meet some great sneaker-uppers - cats! Three big cats in particular. The kids learn to be patient from a snow leopard, speedy from a cheetah and the trick of distraction from a lion. Back in Nick's yard they sneak up on his mom and surprise her! Then Nick and Sally are surprised when the best sneaker-upper sneaks up on them - The Cat!
    * Fantastic Flour - Nick and Sally are making their "Best Ever Yummy For Your Tummy" muffins when they realize they don't have enough flour. Cat knows just where to get more - Finola's Farm! With help from Cat, Sally, Nick, and the Things, Finola harvests the wheat then shows them how to turn it into flour. Now that they have enough flour,they can finish making their muffins!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#110] Climbing There are a lot of climbing creatures and they all have different features that help them climb. A tree frog has sticky pads on its feet, a spider has eight legs, and a kinkajou has a prehensile tail that she uses like a fifth arm when climbing through a tree. When a playful band of coatis turns up at Animal Junction, the gang marvels at how sharp claws and a long tail helps a coati climb trees with the greatest of ease. Coatis are better climbers than Kratts because they're built for it. Jackie and the Animal Helpers rescue a climber-in-training, a kitten who's stuck up in a tree. He knew how to climb up, but he's too afraid to climb down. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#216H] Blowfish Blowout When the miniaturized Kratt Brothers get swept up and lost in a current of plankton, they become part of a crowd of fish larva all headed to the most populated and diverse habitat on Earth - the coral reef. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#1610H] So Funny I Forgot to Laugh/The Best Day Ever * So Funny I Forgot to Laugh - Arthur thinks his jokes about Sue Ellen's new sweater are all in good fun but Sue Ellen's feelings are hurt. Has Arthur become...a bully?
    * The Best Day Ever - It's a beautiful afternoon and everyone is reminiscing about their "best days." Everyone, that is, except Arthur. Is it possible he doesn't have one?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#111H] Martha Walks The Dog/Martha's Got Talent * Martha Walks the Dog* (*book based) - There's a new dog in town and, boy, is he mean! He barks so much that nobody can sleep. Helen and Martha decide they have to do something. They try steak, squeaky toys, soothing music, but nothing calms the beast within. Then unexpectedly Ronald's parrot reveals the power of a few well-chosen words. Vocabulary - (E) annoy, beware, insult, pleasant, unpleasant (I) bully, mean, loud, tough, naughty.
    * Martha's Got Talent - Weaselgraft just can't get Martha off his mind. He must have her. Maybe he can tempt her into his clutches with some well-placed praise and a lifetime supply of bones. He invites her to a talent show, and Martha tells the gang. TD, Truman, and Carolina are game, but they aren't the kind of game Weaselgraft was hoping to catch. Vocabulary - (E) coax, compliment, flatter, tempt, praise (I) tongue twister, care, friendly, practice, treat.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    The Electric Company [#118] The Wordball Is My Oyster Lisa gets a case of stage fright when she's cast as the lead in Hector's play. Can Lisa overcome her fears in time to save the play, or will she have to give her part to Annie? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#138H] Birds of a Feather When Aviva reveals that dancing is just not her thing, Chris and Martin set out in the New Guinea forest to inspire her to give dancing a try by uncovering some of the greatest dancers in the creature world - the Birds of Paradise. They soon find that the male birds use their showy bright feathers and extraordinary dances to display to potential female mates that they are healthy and strong. But when the gang gets caught up in Donita's plan to capture these fashionable birds for her latest clothing line, Aviva must put her dancing skills on the line to save them. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32113] Tonight on Nightly Business Report - The dollar is getting stronger. Who benefits? Who gets hurt? And what does it mean for your wallet? And in tonight's Market Monitor, our guest will name four blue chip stocks that he says will go higher over the next year. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    New Tricks [#408] Big Topped Pullman's trust in her team is shattered when she discovers they have hidden an important secret about her past from her. The news that her father, a Detective Inspector, killed himself while under investigation for corruption, throws into doubt everything she believed in. Still reeling from the news, Pullman is asked to reinvestigate another family affair - the death of circus ringmaster, The Great Miraculo aka Bert Dignam, at the request of Christy Berlin who has recently discovered that he was her biological father. But will the investigation at Spingles Circus be enough to distract Pullman from feeling utterly betrayed by her colleagues? duration 50:00   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    Death In Paradise [#114H] A Dash of Sunshine There is a blast from the past for Richard when an old colleague turns up in Saint Marie. duration 54:17   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Hetty Wainthropp Investigates [#118] A Rose By Any Other Name The children of well-to-do widow Gillian Snape are worried that her photographer-fiance Lester Rose is marrying her for her money, and hire Hetty to investigate Rose's past. With Geoffrey's help, Hetty learns that Rose is a gambler and a gigolo - with several previous identities. Surprising facts revealed by two women from his past - and Hetty's tense undercover visit to his studio - expose a somewhat less thorny side of the man. Still, is he the marrying kind?. . duration 49:10   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 pm
    Sherlock Holmes [#310] The Red Circle Signor Zamba is murdered by a member of the notorious "Red Circle". duration 51:31   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#218H] How People Power Generates Change With our democracy threatened by plutocrats and the politicians in their pockets more than ever, the antidote to organized money is organized people. It takes time and effort, but across the country, grass roots democracy is growing. Individuals are banding together, organizing toward common goals and demanding change - and often delivering it. On this week's episode, we'll meet three organizers leading the way.
    Marshall Ganz is a social movement legend who dropped out of Harvard to become a volunteer during Mississippi's Freedom Summer of 1964. He then joined forces with Cesar Chavez of the United Farmworkers, protecting workers who picked crops for pennies in California's fields and orchards. Ganz also had a pivotal role organizing students and volunteers for Barack Obama's historic 2008 presidential campaign. Now 70, he's still organizing across the US and the Middle East, and back at Harvard, teaching students from around the world about what it takes to beat Goliath.
    Later on the broadcast, economic equality advocates Rachel LaForest, executive director of Right to the City, and Madeline Janis, co-founder and national policy director of Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, discuss with Bill how social action can change both policy and lives. Janis led the fight for a living wage in Los Angeles; LaForest fights for fair and affordable housing across the country.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2900] Tavis talks with actress Phylicia Rashad about her latest turn directing a stage production. The Tony-winning actress reflects on her versatility in the business and adding theater director to her long list of successes. We also pay tribute to moms in celebration of Mother's Day, highlighting the reflections of past guests about their relationships with their moms. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2429H] May 10, 2013 Guest Host: Thuy Vu.
    News Panel:
    OPD CHIEF RESIGNS - The sudden announcement by Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan that he would step down immediately for medical reasons took everyone by surprise. A veteran of the OPD, Jordan has led the force for a turbulent 19 months, taking the reins after Chief Anthony Batts resigned. This latest shake-up leaves city leaders, the police force, and the community all battling the city's rising crime rate, in a state of shock. Assistant Chief Anthony Toribio has been appointed interim chief while a national search begins for Jordan's replacement.
    MALDONADO & PRISON REALIGNMENT - Former Lt. Governor and 2014 GOP gubernatorial candidate Abel Maldonado hopes to get a measure on the November 2014 ballot to end prison realignment. The program took effect in 2012, and shifts low level offenders to city and county supervision to save the state money. Gov. Brown is in the hot seat as a court order mandates a reduction of the prison population by more than 100,000 inmates by the end of this year. Critics say realignment and the early release of prisoners will create a public safety issue. PG&E PENALTY - PG&E faces a potential $2.25 billion fine against PG& E September 9, 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno that left 8 people dead and an entire neighborhood destroyed. That's the recommendation of the Safety and Enforcement Division of the California Public Utilities Commission. If approved, the fine would be the largest ever by a state regulator. Jack Hagan, head of the Safety and Enforcement Division, has urged that "every penny of it to go toward making PG&E's system safer." PG&E Chairman and CEO Tony Earley calls the proposed fine "excessive" and insists that it would make improving the gas system much more difficult financially.
    Guests: Matthai Kuruvila, San Francisco Chronicle; Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle; and Tom Vacar, KTVU.
    W. KAMAU BELL: ANGER WITH A SMILE - Former Bay Area stand-up comic W. Kamau Bell has made the big time. After being discovered by comedian Chris Rock, Bell is now host of his own show, "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. " It returned this week on the FX Channel for seven episodes, before going to a daily schedule in the fall. His long running one-man show "The Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour" was a local hit. Bell visited San Francisco recently and talked to KQED's Joshua Johnson about how the Bay Area shaped his comedy style and how he manages to bring humor to the subject of race. "As a black person in America, you have to find humor in race. Otherwise you go crazy."
    duration 27:46   STEREO TVRE
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