TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
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KQED Plus: Tuesday, August 6, 2013
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12:00 amTavis Smiley [#2961] Tavis talks with actor and environmentalist Pierce Brosnan. The two-time Golden Globe nominee reflects on embracing new challenges in his latest film project, the romantic comedy, Love Is All You Need. (Originally aired on May 1, 2013) duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
12:30 amThis is Us [#315] Tech Innovators Profiles of technology innovators Matt Mullenwag, entrepreneur and founder of the Wordpress blogging platform, and Al Alcorn, designer of the arcade game Pong & Apple Fellow who contributed to the design of the first working car navigation system, satellite TV, and magnetic stripe cards. duration 27:42 STEREO
1:00 amDoc Martin [#304Z] Movement In a life-changing decision, Bert Large abandons his plumbing business to open his own restaurant. The opening of Large's restaurant is far from a success, when Doc Martin, who has a phobia about blood, finds a spot of blood on his plate. To make matters worse for Bert, the following day, the doctor's office is inundated with patients with symptoms of food poisoning, and all claiming to have eaten at his restaurant. duration 45:58 STEREO TVPG
2:00 am60s Girl Grooves (My Music) For the first time ever, the "My Music" series spotlights the girl groups and female singers of the 1960s in a special which features the rarest footage and original performances from back in the early and mid-1960s. Clips come from worldwide archives including American Bandstand, Where The Action Is, Shindig!, and many other vaults thought long lost. "This time in American pop music is very special," says series creator TJ Lubinsky. "it's a time of innocence, angst, puppy love, heartbreak, and most of all great memories of younger carefree times - like the feeling we all share of that one special summer we all had in our teens - wherever we were hearing these songs on the radio." It's early rock and pop at its best on PBS. Hosted by the always "Supreme" Mary Wilson. duration 1:59:10 STEREO TVG
4:00 amGloria Estefan: The Standards Over the course of her illustrious career, 7-time Grammy-Award winning international superstar Gloria Estefan has recorded many classics from the American Songbook and collaborated with musical icons such as Frank Sinatra, BB King, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and most recently, with the legendary Tony Bennett. It's been a lifelong dream of Gloria's to record an entire album of standards - songs that have a very special meaning in her life. "I personally chose some of the most beloved songs of all time, songs that spoke to me personally," says Gloria. "We recorded the album live in the studio with a core group of four incredibly talented musicians, all maestros of this genre and a wonderful orchestra. Something really special happens when musicians record together live - it was magical and this PBS special will actually be the first time that I'm performing these songs live in concert."
On her new album, simply titled Gloria Estefan: The Standards, she recorded songs that were written by some of the most prolific songwriters like Jerome Kern, Chaplin and Gershwin. Featured on the album are Grammy-Award winning Laura Pausini, Joshua Bell and saxophone great, Dave Koz, who will also perform on the PBS concert special. Estefan said: "This Standards album and concert special bring everything full circle for me. It has been a labor of love in so many ways and has allowed me to record and perform these classic songs - in a new and modern way."
Gloria will perform The Standards with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, led and conducted by Grammy-Award nominee Shelly Berg, at the renowned New World Center. Gloria personally selected some of her all-time favorite songs, from the Billie Holiday classic "Good Morning Heartache" and her adaptation of Chaplin's "Smile," to the first song she sang with Emilio and the Miami Latin Boys, "What a Difference a Day Makes," and her wedding song, "El Dia Que Me Quieras," which for the first time was translated into English as "The Day You Say You Love Me." Gloria's signature and distinctively sultry contralto voice perfectly embraces some of the most recognizable and beloved tunes from musical eras in this unforgettable intimate performance. duration 58:16 STEREO TVG
5:30 amImageMakers [#1109H] Love Fool 0507 - England
Who says technology makes your life easier? There's an app for everything except when it comes to your boyfriend's stupidity. Directed and edited by Chris and Ben Blaine. Principal cast: Fraser Millward and Cariad Lloyd.
LUNCH DATE - England
Getting dumped always hurts...even more so when your boyfriend sends his fourteen-year-old brother to break the news to you. Annabelle believes everyone is a half - a half that is looking for its other half to make a whole. What if you never find your other half? Written and directed by Sasha Collington. Principal cast: Sasha Collington and Alexis de Vivenot.
GEMOLOGY - Spain
Erick is a young gemologist who works for a company that specializes in classifying diamonds. He and his colleagues spend long hours analyzing the imperfections of these precious stones, until one day he believes he has found the perfect diamond despite evidence to the contrary. He loses his job, but comes to the realization that imperfections are what give character and make something special and unique. This goes for diamonds... and for people. Written and directed by Rick Limintani. Principal cast: Alex Barahona and Rebecca Cobos. duration 25:07 STEREO TVG
6:00 amZoboomafoo [#103] Dinosaurs Martin and Chris arrive at Animal Junction determined to build a huge dinosaur model. Zoboo is eager to help out, even though he doesn't know what a dinosaur is. However, once Chris and Martin describe what dinosaurs used to look like, Zoboo's sure he just saw one on the way to Animal Junction. Chris and Martin understand what he means when a monitor lizard arrives for a visit. Rome wasn't built in a day, and it seems unlikely that Chris, Martin and Zoboo's collapse-prone dinosaur model will ever actually be completed. But in the end, the Martinandchrisaurus stands tall for all to see. Jackie discovers an owl pellet - the fur and bone remains of an owl's prey -- and breaks it open to see the bones inside. She decides that she's going to go to the Royal Ontario Museum to see more bones - dinosaur bones! - and meets up with Chris and Martin there. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amRaggs [#211] Conserving & Exploring Water Uh Oh, Razzles left the hose running by mistake and the water overflowed on the ground. With one bucket of water left - they use B. Max's invention to measure how much they can each use to brush their teeth, wash their paws and wash their dishes. Without any more water, can Dumpster help them figure out how to get more? When the pups go on a pretend journey to the bottom of the ocean, they discover that there are lots of different animals that live under water. Raggs wants to continue his exploration, so the rest of the pups pretend to be all sorts of sea creatures. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:00 amSesame Street [#4326H] Great Vibrations Bob is conducting a class of kids playing different musical instruments. Abby walks by and is amazed by the beautiful music. Bob offers to teach her, but first, she needs to choose an instrument. Suddenly, Grover appears carrying a small salesman suitcase filled with different instruments. He takes out a violin, and Bob explains that the violin's sounds come from the bow being pulled across the four strings, making them vibrate. He explains that vibrations make sounds and gives an example of our vocal cords vibrating when we talk. Grover asks Abby if she would like to buy the violin, but Abby would like to see more instruments first. Grover pulls out a trombone, and Bob explains that you have to make a vibration with your lips while blowing air into the trombone in order for it to make sounds. Abby is still not ready to make a decision and asks to see another instrument. As Grover rummages through his suitcase, Abby notices the two timpani drums set up in the orchestra area, and Bob suggests that she try to figure out which part of the drums vibrate. After investigating different parts of the drum, Abby finds that the top part is what vibrates. Abby gives it a try with the mallets and decides that the timpani drums are the instrument for her! Bob calls the rest of the kids back from break to work on a new song. With everyone playing an instrument, Grover feels left out, but Abby points out that he can use his voice as an instrument. Now they are all able to play and sing the new song together! duration 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:00 amWordWorld [#110H] Dancing Dog/Pig's Big Moonlight Feast * Dancing Dog: It's the day of the Word World Concert and no one is more excited than Dog - he loves music. Unfortunately, he can't play an instrument. With the help of his good friend Bear, Dog discovers that anyone can make music!
* Pig's Big Moonlight Feast: When Pig is too sick to cook the Moonlight Feast, his friends step in, but they find that if you don't follow the recipe you may end up "in the soup."