TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
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KQED Plus: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Comcast 10 • Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2
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12:00 amTavis Smiley [#2968] Tavis talks with Downton Abbey creator, Oscar winner Julian Fellowes, and one of the stars of the hit series, Elizabeth McGovern, who discuss their critically acclaimed and Emmy-winning period drama series. (Originally aired on June 12, 2013) duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
12:30 amImageMakers [#1010H] Innocence Lost CROSSING SALWEEN - Ireland
Along the Thailand border in Eastern Burma, nine-year-old Ko Reh finds herself orphaned after the massacre of her village and family by the military junta. She must now make the arduous journey with the help of a mysterious stranger to the Salween River that separates the horrors of Burma from the safety of Thailand. Will her late father's enduring love and promise of assistance from a forest spirit be enough to shepherd her across the river where so many others have fallen? Written and directed by Brian O'Malley and based on a short story by Gary Moore. Principal cast: Ronnachai Wijitto, Thanawut Kedsaro, and Danai Thiengtham. The little girl (Ronnachai) is a refugee. What is also amazing is the she had never acted before and beat out many trained actors for the role.
FENCES - Australia
Eight-year-old Lucas' father is a forensic crime scene detective. He argues with his ex-wife to look after Lucas while called to a crime scene, but she's too busy. Forced to take the boy, will Lucas stay put in the car or will he discover what his daddy does for a living? Directed by Tim Dean. Principal cast: Trent Heath, Brett Swain, Nicole Nabout, and Victoria Eagger. duration 27:39 STEREO TVPGV
1:00 amMagic Moments - The Best of 50's Pop (My Music #102) Take a stroll down memory lane with the pop sounds of this concert special. This reunion brings together the greatest recording artists from the 50s pop era. Taped in Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal, it is hosted by Mary Lou Metzger, Phyllis McGuire and Pat Boone, and features a cavalcade of 1950s pop music recording legends, reuniting and performing their biggest hits. The McGuire Sisters (who reunite for the first time since 1967), Debbie Reynolds, Patti Page, the Chordettes, the Crew Cuts, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Coins, Don Cherry, Gogi Grant and more take the stage and share the good times.
This nostalgia-fest features a mix of new performances and short archival footage transitions of the fads, fashions, news stories and pop cultural events of the 50s decade. Tribute montages also highlight the superstar 50s pop icons who have died in recent years (Dean Martin, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Ray and more). Special guest presenters include Wink Martindale, Rip Taylor, Brett Somers, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Nick Clooney, Fess parker and Joni James.
"26 Miles"; "Big Man" (Four Preps); "April Love" (Pat Boone); "Band of Gold" (Don Cherry); "Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight" (Ensemble); Greatest Hits Medley (McGuire Sisters); "Istanbul"; "Standing on the Corner" (Four Lads); "Little Darlin'" (Diamonds); "Lollipop" (Chordettes); "Shangri-la" (Four Coins); "Sh-Boom" (Crew Cuts); "Sit Right Down and Write a Letter"; "All in the Game" (Mel Carter); "Tammy" (Debbie Reynolds); "Tennessee Waltz"; "Old Cape Cod" (Patti Page); "The Wayward Wind" (Gogi Grant); "Three Coins in the Fountain"; "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (Four Aces). duration 1:56:56 STEREO TVG
3:00 amDavid Garrett: Music - Live In Concert Filmed in Hanover at the sold-out TUI Arena, in front of an audience of over 10,000 fans, star violinist David Garrett is joined by his band and the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt for this stunning live extravaganza. David brilliantly combines different musical styles and eras, and not only presents pieces that stir the soul but also sets new standards in the virtuosity and versatility of his violin playing. With arrangements of the great composers from Beethoven to The Beatles, Coldplay to Clementi, he captivates his audience with different elements from the world of music and wows them with stunning visual backdrops and pyrotechnics. With this versatile production, David seizes the opportunity to present the violin in a whole new light, pushing the limits to show the world what violin playing is all about. duration 1:29:05 STEREO TVG
4:30 amSarah Brightman: Dreamchaser In Concert After making history on both stage and screen, pioneering the classical crossover genre, selling over 30 million albums worldwide, and becoming the only artist to perform the theme song at two Olympics, it's hard to imagine Sarah Brightman has a dream left to realize. Yet with her new album 'Dreamchaser,' Sarah is embarking on what she calls "the greatest adventure I can imagine."
Inspired by the wonderment and beauty of space, Dreamchaser the album is inspired by Brightman's life-long dream to travel into space. As announced last year in Moscow, Brightman is anticipated to be the first musician to travel to the International Space Station, turning her dream into reality. Dreamchaser is a collaboration with veteran producer Mike Hedges, known for his iconic work with the likes of U2, The Cure, Dido.
This concert was filmed filmed in June 2013 at Elstree Studios just outside of London. This unique TV special is based around the futuristic, otherworldly vision behind the Dreamchaser album and World Tour, with its vast, curved screen and featuring many 3D embellishments. The studio is transformed: purposefully lit and dressed into a bespoke environment for the TV show recording in front of a live audience. With a breathtaking set featuring both new songs and classic favorites, the incredible lighting, elaborate costumes and powerful video imagery fuse together to create a truly spectacular and highly original program. duration 57:40 SRND51 TVG
6:00 amZoboomafoo [#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)
6:30 amRaggs [#120] Sleep Raggs' dreams are keeping him awake and Pido can't sleep because he's too excited about the upcoming Tail-Chasing Championships. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY
7:00 amSesame Street [#4316H] Finishing The Splat Oscar has a plan to paint a painting that is so grouchy and horrible it will make everyone on Sesame Street mad. He makes several messy brushstrokes on the canvas, but Alan finds it to be very expressive. How can Oscar make the painting messier? He observes Maria squeezing a squeeze bottle too hard and mustard splattering onto her sandwich, making a mess. This gives Oscar the idea to use squeeze bottles for his painting. He squirts a few splats of paint onto the canvas. Leela admires the painting and says it reminds her of fireworks. Oscar is now frustrated because his painting is not making anyone angry. He realizes that the paint colors are too nice. With Abby's help, Oscar notices a spot on the painting where the blue and yellow paint mixed together, creating a grouchy green color. Oscar squirts blue, yellow, and a little bit of red paint onto his palette and mixes them together. The paint turns into a dirty brownish green grouchy color. He makes a big batch of it and decides that rather than making little splatters with the squeeze bottles, he is going to use a different paint tool that has enough force to make a huge splat. He brings in his pet elephant, Fluffy. Fluffy blows on the pile of paint and creates a gigantic splat on the canvas. Everyone comes by and thinks the painting looks amazing. Oscar is now angrier than he's ever been. He didn't make anyone angry with his painting. Abby points out that he did make one person angry - himself! Oscar feels so great about being this angry that he decides to make another painting. duration 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:00 amWordWorld [#117H] Superhero Sheep/Pirate Ship * Superhero Sheep: Sheep becomes Word World's first superhero, saving the day with the letter "S"! Duck is eager to be her trusty sidekick, but Sheep repeatedly points out that "superheroes don't need help." But Sheep learns that everyone needs help sometimes when she gets stuck on top of Pig's barn and it's up to Duck to save her.
* Pirate Ship: While playing on the beach, Sheep, Duck and Shark find a message in a bottle. It's one of several rhyming clues that will lead them to a special treasure! Like hearty pirates, the trio follows the clues and rhyme their way across the sea-if only they had a ship! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:30 amDaniel 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)
9:00 amCaillou [#404] Caillou Helps Out Everyone's lending a helping hand today. Caillou plans a surprise birthday party for Grandpa with Grandma's help. He and Grandma get everything ready, and Grandpa is very surprised and very happy. Caillou really likes to play with Leo's pet hamster and would love to have one of his own. He doesn't realize how much hard work having a hamster can be until he offers to look after Leo's pet while Leo and his parents are out of town. He soon realizes it's not all fun and games - especially with Gilbert around! Mom is upset when the mailman only brings bills, bills and more bills. Caillou and Dad decide to make a nice letter for her and they give it to the mailman to deliver. Mom is thrilled to get such a nice letter from Caillou. On another day, Caillou is really looking forward to a special day with Dad, but Dad gets a bad cold and has to stay home. Caillou is pretty disappointed at first, but then with some help from Mom, Dr. Caillou looks after patient Dad. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY
9:30 amSid the Science Kid [#106H] My Mushy Banana Sid wants to know why his beloved yellow banana has turned brown and mushy. After exploring how fruits and vegetables slowly change, Sid learns that it's natural for his banana to ripen and turn brown and mushy. Over time, fruits and vegetables decay! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY
10:00 amCurious George [#314] George Measures Up/Something New Under The Sun * George Measures Up - Chef Pisghetti is cooking one up for the records book - a strand of spaghetti that measures 30 feet! When the Chef leaves for an important appointment, George protects the noodle from being destroyed by a playful Gnocchi. Later, the Chef calls to ask George how tall the building next door is, but George doesn't have anything long enough to measure with... or does he? Chef Pisghetti returns and sees a monkey measuring a building with the world's longest noodle. Now That's one for the record books!
* Something New Under the Sun - To beat the scorching summer heat, George and the Man with the Yellow Hat visit the museum, which is the only place in town with power, due to its new solar energy panel. George sees how the sun can charge batteries, and the Man agrees to make his famous lasagna as a surprise for Dr. Levit's birthday. But how can the Man make his lasagna without power for his electric oven? Can a monkey's new knowledge of solar power be the key to baking the world's first solar-energy birthday lasagna? duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
10:30 amCat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#202H] The Surprising Bean/Hear Here * The Surprising Bean - Nick keeps trying to surprise Sally, but he just can't do it! The Cat takes them to find a real surprise in the Skippylarito Fields! Once there, Cat shows them a special bean - that suddenly moves! With a shrunken Thingamajigger, they go inside the bean and meet the moth larvae that lives there. They learn that it's really the moth that causes the bean to move. What a neat surprise indeed
* Hear Here - The kids hear chirping but can't find where it's coming from. If only they had better ears. Ears like an elephant? Or maybe an owl or even a fox? Not a problem when the Cat's around! He takes them to meet these animals with amazing ears. Back home the kids used what they learned from their new friends to find the sound - a teeny tiny cricket! What other great sounds are around? duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
11:00 amClifford's Puppy Days [#110] Clifford's Winter Spirit/Flo-Motion * Clifford's Winter Spirit - Norville is feeling sad and lonely when it seems as though he is the only one without a tradition for celebrating the first snowfall of the year. It's up to Clifford and his friends to find a way to help Norville feel included.
* Flo-Motion - Flo, a super-athlete, tells her friends she'd rather play alone when she discovers she is not very good at a new Bean Bag game. Will Flo be able to put her competitiveness aside?