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KQED Plus: Monday, May 20, 2013

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Monday, May 20, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#219H] The Toxic Politics of Science * Science can be a battleground - witness the politics of climate change, the teaching of evolution, the uncharted terrain of genetic modification and stem cell research, among other contentious issues. But when industries release untested chemicals into our environment - putting profits before public health - our children are the first to suffer. Nowhere is this more troubling than in the ongoing story of lead poisoning.
    This week, Bill talks with David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz, public health historians who've been taking on the chemical industry for years - writing about the hazards of industrial pollution and the neglect of worker safety - despite industry efforts to undermine them. Their latest book, Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America's Children, is the culmination of 20 years of research. Markowitz and Rosner warn that, for young children, there's no safe level of exposure to this dangerous toxin still lurking in millions of homes.
    Rosner and Markowitz discuss thwarted efforts to hold the lead industry accountable, failed attempts to find cheap solutions, and the cost to the future of our children. As long as the chemical industry and its powerful lobbies prevail in blocking efforts to reform outdated laws, the authors say, we will continue to float in a soup of toxins - inhaling, drinking, and absorbing chemicals that we may learn, years later, have put us all in harm's way.
    * Also on the show, Bill is joined by the heads of two independent watchdog groups keeping an eye on government as well as on powerful interests - like chemical companies - seeking to influence it. Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics and OpenSecrets.org, and Danielle Brian, who runs the Project on Government Oversight, talk to Bill about the importance of transparency to our democracy, and their efforts to scrutinize who's giving money, who's receiving it, and most importantly, what's expected in return.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    In My Lifetime This program thoughtfully and thoroughly examines the 68-year history of nuclear weapons - the most destructive force ever invented. Filmed in Europe, Japan and the US, it focuses on the continuing struggle of citizens, scientists and political leaders working to reduce or eliminate the atomic threat, while others search for ways to build nuclear weapons.
    In contemporary interviews, former heads of state, UN representatives, figures from the nuclear establishment, Manhattan Project scientists, Nobel Peace- and Pulitzer Prize-winners, military personnel and atomic-bomb survivors recount the birth of the nuclear age and detail the key developments that followed. The film shifts between historical events, including the Cuban missile crisis and the historic 1986 Reykjavik Summit between Reagan and Gorbachev to present-day efforts to contain the spread of nuclear weapons. It also details the obstacles - political and human- impeding a solution to this complex global issue.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#2710H] Moment of Impact: Jungle Conclusion. When animals of astounding ability connect with each other and the world around them there is a "moment of impact." The world is filled with these unique moments created by animals whose abilities and behaviors are incredible to behold, like the violent collision of cheetah with gazelle, the blink-of-an-eye strike of a deadly cobra and the amazing dexterity of an elephant's trunk as it feeds, fights or reaches out with affection. But how do these creatures accomplish such extraordinary feats? Live action footage only reveals part of the answer. Using the latest technologies, HD camera lenses and computer graphics, this two-part series will take us inside the animal to present an innovative and revolutionary look at the bioengineering of "how animals work." duration 55:10   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    In Search of Myths and Heroes [#103Z] Shangri-La Michael Wood's historical journey takes viewers on a thrilling trek through India, Nepal and Tibet in search of Shangri-La. The tale of the magical valley hidden behind the Himalayas was popularized in the 1930s movie Lost Horizon, but the myth of a secret earthly paradise is much older. To find the truth behind the legend, Wood travels on foot through some of the world's most sacred mountains before finally reaching the fantastic ruins of a lost city, which he believes is the real inspiration behind the myth. duration 56:26   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    In Search of Myths and Heroes [#104Z] Jason & The Golden Fleece The Greeks have given the world its greatest body of myths, including the myth of Jason, an epic tale of the hero's quest and the ancestor of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Jason is presented with a "mission impossible": to sail into the unknown to find the Golden Fleece. He is saved by the priestess Medea and her magical arts, but her love comes at a high price. A fairy tale? Or was there a real voyage? Wood heads from Greece to the wild mountains of the Caucasus to find the truth behind the Jason legend. duration 56:26   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Martin Clunes: Horse Power [#102H] The Servant and the Symbol Not so very long ago, everyone knew how to ride a horse. Today, the biggest link most of us still have with horses is the races. Martin's company's horse, Buffalo Stampede, is running at Fontwell racecourse in Sussex for the first time in a year since a leg injury. The horse tires and comes in last, but Martin is just glad to see it cross the finishing line without injury.
    The everyday traffic of horses may have vanished from London's streets. But the British monarchy still uses horses - and plenty of them - to keep tradition alive. Clunes has special access to a rehearsal of the State Opening of Parliament and rides in one of the carriages from the Royal Mews, via the Palace, into the heart of Parliament.
    To find out how the horse came to be associated with wealth and power, Martin heads for Asti in northern Italy. The Palio horse race dates right back to the 1200s when the local aristocracy raced their horses against each other as a way to measure up their status and superiority. Martin soaks up the thrills and dangers of the event, where the crowd treats the jockeys like football stars - or the modern equivalent of valiant knights.
    To understand why medieval knights commanded such honor and respect, Martin travels to Warwick Castle to see what it was like to ride into battle, dressed in a suit of armour. He also meets the modern equivalent of the armored knight, the Greater Manchester Police mounted unit and learns how horses are trained to quell potential violence in rowdy crowds.
    Clunes then heads for the USA to learn that the old Wild West is still alive and kicking, and the horse is still very much a part of American life. In Las Vegas, rodeo horses are treated like kings; the more they buck the better the crowds love them. Then it's on to Arizona to learn the traditional ways of the cowboy, still in use today. Surprisingly, the horse was extinct in America until it was reintroduced by Christopher Columbus. Yet it wasn't long after that before Native American Indians became master horsemen. Martin joins the Sioux tribe in South Dakota, for their annual "horse nation" commemorative ride across the frozen prairie.
    Martin's final journey is to one of the remotest parts of Central Asia to meet some of the world's greatest horse people. He experiences life amongst the nomadic Kazakh tribes people, virtually unchanged since they first harnessed the power of the horse 6000 years ago. Nowhere on earth is there a culture still so utterly reliant on the horse.
    duration 44:50   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#111] Fierce Creatures The arrival of Arctic wolf cubs has Zoboo feeling really wolf-ish. Zoboo knows that wolves aren't fierce creatures; in fact, he wants to join the wolf pack, so Chris and Martin teach him the wolf basics. After quick lessons in howling, hunting and the pecking order of the pack, Zoboo's all set to leave with the pack, until he finds out that the barren Arctic is a lot different than sunny Madagascar. Zoboo doesn't want to live in a world without mangoes... or Kratts, so he says goodbye to his pack mates. Jackie rescues a spider that's stranded in a friend's bathtub. She lays a towel over the side of the tub so that the spider has a surface that she can climb out on. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Raggs [#155H] Farm The dogs prepare for the Rock-a-Doodle Farm Tour, but Trilby wants to stay home to turn the garden into a farm. The dogs teach Trilby about all the good things that come from farms. After discussing how you wake up on a farm, B. Max invents a farm alarm so the dogs won't miss Pido's breakfast. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 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 [#301H] A String's The Thing/J-J-Jelly A String's the Thing - After Duck accidentally turns on Frog's new cake frosting machine, the WordFriends must find the right "ing" word to stop it from covering WordWorld in delicious frosting. J-J-Jelly - Pig asks Bear and Sheep to help him make jars for the jelly pumping from his jelly machine. However, when they aren't able to make jars fast enough, the kitchen quickly begins filling up with the purple, oozy treat! Only by working together are the friends able to find a way to contain all of the jiggling jelly. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#104H] Daniel Gets Mad/Katerina Gets Mad Daniel Gets Mad - Daniel Tiger and Prince Wednesday are looking forward to playing at the beach. Then it starts to rain and Mom Tiger says they can't go outside, which makes them very mad. After Mom Tiger helps the boys deal with their mad feelings and they're calm, they come up with a grr-ific plan to make a beach - indoors! Katerina Gets Mad - It's New Instrument Day at Music Man Stan's Music Shop. Everyone is excited, but Katerina Kittycat gets mad when someone else picks the instrument she wants to play. Music Man Stan helps guide Katerina through her mad feelings by teaching everyone how to dance, stomp and sing their mad feelings away. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#518H] Good Friend Caillou Copycat Clementine: Caillou is annoyed! Clementine is being a copycat - and Caillou doesn't like it. When Clementine copies his artwork at preschool, Caillou thinks this is the last straw...until Clementine admits she's copying him because she really likes his artwork! With help from Miss Martin, Caillou realizes this is a compliment and he feels much better about Clementine's copycat ways. Educational Objective: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery; people can build on each other's ideas in a very positive way. Caillou's Poster: Caillou is excited about the opportunity to draw a poster for his friend Ted, at the grocery store. When Caillou gets his friends to help him with the poster, but doesn't share the credit, Leo is upset. Caillou realizes he needs to make things right again - and he has the perfect solution: he includes his friends in a photo shoot with their collective "masterpiece". Educational Objective: The importance of sharing credit for work. Playhouse Play Date: Caillou and Sarah work together to decorate Caillou's new playhouse. They even plan a playhouse playdate for all of their friends! When the big day arrives - and Sarah has the chicken pox - Caillou decides to go ahead with the party...but soon realizes it isn't the same without Sarah, especially since she contributed so much. Educational Objective: Recognizing a friend's importance. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#213H] A Rainbow Every Day! After a rainstorm, the sun comes out and Sid spots a big rainbow in the sky. He races inside to tell his parents, but by the time he brings them outside to see it, the rainbow is gone. Sid and his friends investigate rainbows at school where they discover that rainbows can only form when light passes through water droplets. (Educational objective - Rainbows) duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#312] Relax!/The Box and the Hound * Relax! - George and the Man with the Yellow Hat decide that Professor Wiseman needs a break. She's up to her ears with work! And what better way to relax than a stress-free picnic in the park? But with a stuck pickle jar, a tangled hammock, and a duck floating away with the Man's beloved hat, the Man is at his wits end, but could a day of creative problem solving be exactly what the monkey ordered for Professor Wiseman?
    * The Box and The Hound - George happily agrees to watch Charkie while Aunt Margaret visits the museum, but dog sitting turns out to be much more exhausting than George imagined. Charkie will do anything to get what's inside of Aunt Margaret's parcel package and George promised he'd keep it safe! After twisting, turning, flipping, and rotating the box, George is able to get it out of sight, but Charkie's keen sense of smell makes it impossible to stay hidden for long. Armed with dog toys and a leash, can George figure out how to distract Charkie's super sense long enough to get the box back to Aunt Margaret's house unharmed?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#138H] Hooray for Hair/Ice Is Nice * Hooray for Hair - Sally and Nick are getting their hair cut today; maybe they should try new hairstyles! A trip to meet three of Cat's friends (and some styling help from the Wig-o-lator) will help them decide! Should they have Yak hair? No, too hot! How about hair like a fur seal? Not quite, too short. A porcupine? No way! How will they ever get a hug from their moms with hair that spiky? They decide that the hair they have is what's perfect for them!
    * Ice is Nice - Nick and Sally want some nice cold lemonade, but there's no more ice cubes in Sally's fridge! A trip to Freeze-your-knees Snowland will fix that! They meet Cat's friend Polly the polar bear who introduces Sally and Nick to all the different kinds of ice that make up her home. After trying many types of ice, they find the kind that will be perfect for their lemonade!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#125] The Halloween Bandit/An Honest Spin * The Halloween Bandit - When the dessert buffet is raided at the apartment building's annual Halloween party and havoc is wreaked by a small puppy, all the evidence points to Clifford. But the small red puppy is supported by his loyal animal friends and, of course, Emily Elizabeth. Using a bit of detective work, the animals unmask the real culprit - a stray little puppy that sneaked into the party. Ultimately, this hungry little puppy is adopted by a neighborhood family and given a home.
    * An Honest Spin - When Clifford accidentally breaks Daffodil's spinning top, he thinks the right thing to do is to tell her, but instead, he follows Norville's advice and goes to great lengths to keep Daffodil from finding out.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#206] Clifford Grows Up/Jetta's Sweater * Clifford Grows Up - Clifford's Big Idea: Help Others The Howards do their best to make Clifford comfortable after he's grown too big for their city apartment. So they finally move to Birdwell Island to make Clifford happy. * Jetta's Sweater - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Honest Jetta inadvertently gives Emily Elizabeth a sweater that was a gift from her grandma. When she realizes her mistake, she resorts to all kinds of tricks to get it back. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4265H] The Good Bird's Club Big Bird receives an invitation to join the Good Birds Club. On his way to join he sings about how happy he is to be himself. When Big Bird meets the president of the club, he ridicules Big Bird because of his physical appearance. First, he laughs at Big Bird's large feet, then his large eyes, wings and gigantic beak, and finally his yellow feathers. Each time, Big Bird, feeling rejected, asks Abby to cast a spell to change his appearance in hopes of being accepted into the club. Abby and Elmo attempt to convince Big Bird that he is perfect the way he is, but he is determined to alter his physical attributes. Abby, reluctantly, makes Big Bird's feet smaller, turns him into half of his original size, and eventually turns his feathers blue. Abby realizes that the president of the club is bullying Big Bird so she reports what is going on to an adult. Elmo worries they will be tattling, but they find Chris who explains that they are reporting, not tattling. Reporting is telling a grownup when someone's getting hurt or is in trouble. He explains that it is important to turn to a grownup when someone is being bullied. Chris finds Big Bird and tells him he shouldn't have to change to join a club and that he is wonderful just the way he is. Big Bird admits he likes the way he is and wants to be changed back to being himself. Chris, Abby, Elmo, and Bird start their own club; a club where no one is bullied and everyone is accepted for who they are. Members of the Good Birds Club join too, while Chris plans to help the president understand what it means to be a friend. Together members of the new club sing about why they are special! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1001] Welcome, Cousin Riff and Special Skills * Welcome, Cousin Riff: Barney has a tee-Riff-ic surprise for BJ and Baby Bop! Their cousin Riff is moving to town. Riff surprises everyone with his awesome musical abilities and super-fun personality! Everyone is very excited that Riff will be in town for good!
    * Special Skills: Barney suggests that BJ and Baby Bop put on a special show so Riff can see how much fun they have at the park! Riff is a little shy - he's never performed in a show before. Barney encourages Riff to participate, and Riff does what he knows best - he makes music!Riff and the show are big hits!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#521H] Caillou in the Garden Blueberry Point: It's Grandpa's birthday! In an effort to keep Grandpa away from the house (for a surprise party), Caillou takes Grandpa for a walk on Blueberry Point. Caillou wants to surprise his grandfather with a basket of blueberries as a gift...and he's disappointed when he only finds a handful of berries. Grandpa insists spending time together is the best gift Caillou could give him...and he's plenty surprised when they arrive back at the house to find it's full of family and friends. Educational Objective: Realizing time spent together is the best gift. Class Pet: Caillou is very excited to look after Hamish, the class hamster, for the weekend. He's soooo excited, he ignores his own pet, Gilbert. When Gilbert disappears, Caillou realizes he's been unfair to his cat and sets out to make things right again. Educational Objective: The importance of sharing time with others; not playing favourites. In the Garden: Caillou wants to surprise Daddy with a weed-free garden for his birthday, but soon finds there's one major challenge - Rosie! While Caillou wants to pull the weeds, Rosie wants to pull the flowers. Caillou tries to keep Rosie busy and out of the flower beds, but nothing seems to work, until...he realizes Rosie can pull the dandelions! Not only does Rosie help with the weeding, but she also puts together a lovely dandelion bouquet for Daddy. Educational Objective: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; problem solving. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#125H] Daniel Uses His Words/All Aboard! Daniel Uses his Words: Daniel is playing "farm" today, but when Mom Tiger is cleaning up, she accidentally ruins Daniel's game. Grrr! Mom teaches Daniel to express his feelings so she can understand why he is upset. Once Daniel uses his words, Mom helps him rebuild his farm. All Aboard!: The kids are playing "train" at school, but things aren't going Katerina's way. Meow! Soon, Katerina learns that people will not be able to help her if they don't understand why she is upset. When she explains her feelings, the children know how to help so that they can all play happily together! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#312] Strength It is stormy season on the Island of Sodor and Thomas is to deliver some birthday mail to Alice at High Farm. On the way he meets Rosie a young tank engine. Rosie wants to be just like Thomas and tries to follow him to High Farm. This makes Thomas cross and he puffs away. When a storm appears Thomas puffs on, trying to get away from Rosie. Thomas takes a shorter but harder route to Hill Farm, but is soon stuck in a landslide. Rosie catches up with Thomas. Thomas is glad to see her and asks Rosie to deliver the special birthday mail to Alice. Rosie is happy to help and when she returns, Thomas is delighted to see Alice on board Rosie, who has come to say thank you. Its winter and James is bringing coal to the wharf so that Duncan can take it up to the villages in the hills. Duncan challenges James to a race - he'll deliver the coal faster than James can bring it to the wharf. James is too fast for little Duncan, so Duncan decides to hide his coal while James isn't looking. James works extra hard to keep up with Duncan, but eventually runs out of his own coal. Duncan feels terrible and admits what he has done. He goes to find James to load him up with coal again. James and Duncan are happy to be Really Useful once again. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#203H] Bounce/Timmy Tippy Toe * Bounce - Nick and Sally are wondering why their ball is so bouncy. Fish tells them it's because it's made from rubber, and rubber comes from trees. Cat doesn't believe him so it's time to ask the expert, Dr. Twiggles! It turns out Fish is right! And Dr. Twiggles shows them all just how rubber is made, and all the wonderful things rubber can make
    * Timmy Tippy Toe - Nick and Sally are playing on a climbing frame but just can't manage to get to the top. Cat tries to show them how it's done but he can't do it either! Time to go see Timmy Tippy Toe, the Klipspringer who is an expert climber! Timmy teaches them to use their hands and their feet, and now they can reach the top of their own "mountain"!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#116] Itchy Things get uncomfortable when "the itch" turns up at Animal Junction. The itch drives everyone wild with itchiness, including the lion cubs who can't stop scratching themselves. Martin, Chris and Zoboo catalogue the various things that make creatures itchy, like fleas and poison ivy, and try all the known itch remedies: scratching like mad, mud, dust and water baths. It's no use, they can't shake "the itch." Not even a new Kratt contraption, the Scratching Machine, can tackle this mighty itch. Sometimes you have an itch, you don't know why and no matter what you do, you can't get rid of it. Jackie's busy picking burrs out of her dog's fur. They went for a walk in the woods, which was a lot of fun, but Goldie came back full of itchy burrs, which is no fun at all. Burrs removed, Goldie is happy again. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#102H] Whale of a Squid Chris and Martin are taking Aviva's sub prototype out for a test drive when it gets sucked into a battle between a Sperm whale and Giant squid, spiraling down into the depths. The brothers want to follow, but their damaged sub can't take that kind of pressure. Aviva develops whale and squid Creature Power Suits, so the brothers can go where no sub has gone before. Science Concept: Pressure is force applied to an area. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#809] Flea to Be You and Me/Kiss and Tell * Flea to Be You and Me - Pal is itching like crazy and the culprit is Pepe, an Italian circus flea. To save himself from being "squeeshed," Pepe enthralls Kate, Pal, and Amigo with the story of his heartbreaking separation from brother Sale - followed by an incredible journey across four continents!
    * Kiss and Tell - Emily returns from her summer in Paris with the amazing news that she's been kissed - by a boy! Just like in a fairy tale! Now D.W. wants a kiss so that she can be a princess, too. But where can she find her Prince Charming?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#116H] Raiders of the Lost Art/Martha Says It with Flowers * Raiders of the Lost Art - After TD passes in the wrong drawing in art class (a caricature of his art teacher instead of a perfectly good drawing of the back of Chuck Smith's head), he panics. With Truman and Martha keeping an eye out for the janitor, Helen and TD sneak into the school after hours to switch the drawings. But will they get caught, or worse still, eaten by a desert mountain snow wolf?
    * Martha Says It with Flowers - Martha always seems to do the wrong thing around Grandma Lucille. To prove that she's really considerate, she decides to do something really special for Grandma's birthday. But finding the perfect present for a human is a lot harder than it looks.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    The Electric Company [#120H] The Limerick Slam Jessica and Manny compete in the annual Limerick-Off. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#134H] Little Howler Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags. They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack. They experience that wolves are a very social animal with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members. With this knowledge and wolf-powered Creature Power Suits the bros are able to fend off a hungry cougar and finally return the pup to his wolf pack. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32119] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, CEOs that are making headlines. First, Yahoo's Marissa Mayer - will her billion dollar bet on a blog site payoff for investors? And NBR will look at what Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to say on Capitol Hill tomorrow about overhauling the tax code and his big pile of cash sitting overseas. Also tonight, we'll take you inside the Dreamliner's first flight since the jet was grounded four months ago. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Doc Martin [#201Z] Old Dogs Dr. Martin Ellingham is still as clumsy as ever when it comes to forming relationships with the opposite sex. Just when things were beginning to look rosily romantic between him and pretty school teacher Louisa Glasson, he made a terrible faux pas. She can't forgive him for accusing her of failing in her dental hygiene regime. Meanwhile, Muriel's condition deteriorates in the home. Then Martin realizes that her problems are being caused because she is dehydrated, and that has caused her to become confused. At the surgery, Martin is taken aback to find a strange girl working in reception. duration 46:00   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Agatha Christie's Poirot [#104] Four and Twenty Blackbirds Poirot is dining out at a London chop house one evening when eminent artist Henry Gasgcoine enters the restaurant for his customary dinner. The next morning, Poirot is intrigued to read in the newspaper that the painter has been found dead. When a post-mortem reveals that Gasgcoine died after eating only a little food, Poirot concludes he has been murdered and that it was actually the killer he saw in the restaurant. duration 51:06   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries [#105H] Raisins and Almonds When a young man is found dead in a bookshop at the Eastern Market, Phryne Fisher is plunged into the diverse worlds of Jewish politics, alchemy, and poison. She works her way through the mystery with help from the old faithfuls - Bert, Cec, Dot, Dr Mac and Detective Inspector Jack Robinson. Ultimately, though, it's her stealth and wit that solve the crime - and all for the price of a song. . . . Directed by David Caesar and guest stars Kat Stewart, Tim Draxl, Brian Lipson and Adam Schmerl. duration 56:42   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 10:00 pm
    Rosemary and Thyme [#208Z] Swords Into Ploughshares Why was Gemma Jackson posing as Rosemary Boxer to gain access to Engleton Park before she was found dead, and why has the once perfect Engleton garden become so blighted that it can no longer be open to the public? Lord Engleton's connection with the local archaeology department means that Rosemary and Laura must look back in history to find the source of the garden's problems. Anglo-Saxon artifacts hold the clue but when Richard Earle, working on the same archaeological site as Gemma, is also murdered, the gardeners realize that someone is willing to pay a very high price for a piece of British history. duration 47:05   STEREO
  • 11:00 pm
    Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose Basel and Lucerne: Quest for the Crossroad Renowned adventurer Richard Bangs follows the ancient trade routes from the Gotthard pass into central Switzerland, along Lake Lucerne, with a final stop at the port city of Basel. On his quest, Richard aims to uncover what turned landlocked Switzerland, the most mountainous country in Europe, into the crossroads of the continent, a hub for commerce, ideas, medicines and people. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2906] Tavis talks with Maine's former US senator Olympia Snowe. The outspoken centrist weighs in on why Washington isn't solving the big problems and offers solutions from her text, Fighting for the Common Good. Tavis also chats with Grammy-winning jazz artist Terence Blanchard. The five-time Grammy winner reflects on pushing musical boundaries with his new CD, "Magnetic," and composing his first opera, the jazz-infused Champion. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    This is Us [#204] Performing Arts * Irene Dalis, NY Met diva and founder, Opera San Jose - Before her retirement from the stage in 1977, the San Jose native was a principal artist at New York's Metropolitan Opera for 20 consecutive seasons. Dalis founded Opera San Jose and is currently its General Director.
    * Karen Gabey, principal dancer, San Jose Ballet - after 28 years as a leading ballerina in San Jose, the 47 year old dancer is turning her attention to choreography.
    * PJ and Roy Hirabayashi, founders, San Jose Taiko - The couple met in a computer punch card class and went on to lead San Jose Taiko. They have been keeping the beat in the Valley for 35 years.
    duration 29:33   STEREO
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    • KQED DT9s Over the Air: beginning Wed 7/09

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The PSIP Info part of our Over the Air (OTA) signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3 dropped out of our overall signal early Wednesday 7/09. Once PSIP was restored most OTA receivers moved our signal back to the correct channel locations. However, for some viewers, it appears as if they have lost […]

    • KQED FM 88.1 translator off air Tues 6/03

      The Martinez translator for KQED-FM will be off the air all day Tuesday June 3rd. We are rebuilding the 25 year old site with all new antennas and cabling. This should only affect people listening on 88.1MHz in the Martinez/Benicia area.

    • KQET planned overnight outage: early Tues 5/13

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET’s Over The Air (OTA) signal will shut down late May 12/early Tues 5/13 shortly after midnight to allow for extensive electrical maintenance work at the transmitter. Engineers will do their best to complete the work by 6am Tuesday morning. This will affect OTA viewers of the DT25 channels, and signal providers […]

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KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9

KQED 9
Comcast 9 and 709
Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

All widescreen and HD programs

KQED Plus

Channel 54
Comcast 10 and 710
Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life
Comcast 189
Digital 54.3

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World
Comcast 190
Digital 9.3

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me
Comcast 191 & 621
Digital 54.5 or 25.3

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids
Comcast 192
Digital 54.4

Quality children's programming parents love too