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KQED Plus: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2981] Tavis talks with Nancy DiTomaso, author of The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism. A vice dean at Rutgers Business School, DiTomaso shares her conclusions of 12 years of research into the causes of minority unemployment. Tavis also talks with jazz great Charlie Haden. The legendary bassist reflects on his 50-year music career that's still going strong and the jazz studies program that he founded. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    This is Us [#402H] Northern California Artists This is Us visits the studios of three Northern California artists. Beth Gripenstraw is self-taught, and best-known for her original ceramic jewelry and large ceramic murals. However, it is her paintings reflecting her life with vertigo that are drawing attention these days. Hans Skalagard is a world-renowned nautical artist who managed to escape three separate sinking ships during World War II. Finally, we meet Richard Mayhew, one of the finest living landscape artists in the nation. duration 25:48   STEREO
  • 1:00 am
    Doc Martin [#308] Nowt So Queer Portwenn is buzzing with the news of the engagement of Dr Martin Ellingham and Headmistress Louisa Glasson. Mushrooms are the cause of an outbreak of aspergillosis in the village. Bert Large, postman Dave and restaurant chef Mick Mabley are among the victims. Bert Large's ill health is not his only problem. His restaurant is in financial trouble. Son Al decides it is time to take action to save the business. duration 59:44   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Agatha Christie's Poirot [#110] The Dream Poirot receives a note from wealthy pork pie manufacturer Benedict Farley urgently requesting a meeting. The elderly tycoon explains a recurring dream in which he commits suicide in the library at midday using a revolver. He asks whether Poirot has any experience of a victim being hypnotized into committing suicide Poirot has not. When Farley is found dead with a gun in his hand, Poirot is convinced that foul play is afoot. duration 49:28   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:51 am
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#3930H] Inspector Lewis, Series II: The Point of Vanishing The murder of a small-time criminal leads Lewis and Hathaway to a prominent Oxford don-turned-celebrity atheist, who years earlier had been the intended target of a botched murder attempt. Could these isolated incidents be connected? duration 1:26:33   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:19 am
    Hetty Wainthropp Investigates [#116] Runaways The Mayor of Titterslow wants Hetty to find his daughter, but there must be no publicity and no police. Hetty discovers where Susan planned to go, but she never arrived. Why not, and who is with her? duration 49:41   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:09 am
    Hetty Wainthropp Investigates [#117] The Astral Plane Hetty gets mystical as she investigates Maurika Rome, a spiritualist suspected of using seances - and blackmail - to prey on the savings of the recently widowed. When Hetty goes undercover and invents a late husband she wishes to contact, she begins to wonder if Mrs Rome isn't the real thing - until a woman claiming to be her "late husband's" illegitimate daughter shows up demanding money. duration 49:31   STEREO TVRE
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#123] Bears Chris, Martin and Zoboo care for a young black bear cub who arrives at Animal Junction alone. Another black bear -- an adult male -- arrives and devours all of the snacks. Martin, Chris and Zoboo try to eat as much as the bear, but since they can't come close, they realize that this bear is preparing for his long winter's nap. The Kratts help the adult bear find a suitable resting spot. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Raggs [#150] Slow The dogs test the difference between fast and slow when Trilby moves around the house in slow motion after reading The Tortoise and the Hare. During Slow Sports Day at Puppy Preschool, the dogs have to help Pido learn to slow down. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4319H] The Best House of the Year Elmo is outside roller skating when he and Leela hear construction noises. They investigate and come across the Three Little Pigs building a brick house to enter the "Best House of the Year" contest. It is a contest to find the strongest, prettiest, bestest house. They call for the judge of the contest, Mr. Bill Ding, to inspect their house. Just as he's about to announce that it is the best house of the year, in pops the Big Bad Wolf claiming that he'll be able to blow the house down. No one thinks that he will be able to do it because brick is a strong building material, but the Big Bad Wolf has been working out. With one big huff and puff, he blows the house down and blows Elmo away on his skates. The Three Little Pigs do not give up and try to think of a building material that is stronger than brick. First they try building their house out of rock and then out of metal, but the Big Bad Wolf is able to use enough force to blow down both houses! The Three Little Pigs are about to give up, but Leela thinks that "stronger" isn't what they need. What they do need is an innovation, something completely new and different. Elmo has an idea for an innovation. He explains that every time a house blew down, he didn't blow down but was blown away because of his skates. So the Little Pigs build their house on wheels and call for Mr. Ding one last time. In comes Big Bad too, but after a couple of big huffs and puffs, he is not able to blow the house down, because it rolls away. Mr. Ding congratulates the Three Little Pigs and declares their house the "Best House of the Year!" duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    WordWorld [#204H] Duck's Hiccups/A.... A.... Choo! * Duck's Hiccups - When Duck drinks down a glass of water too quickly, he gets the hiccups for the first time ever! His WordFriends try every trick in the book to help him, but which cure will work?
    *A...a...choo! - Pig is allergic to peaches! Too bad Sheep doesn't know that! When she brings Pig a big bag of peaches to make pies, Pig starts sneezing so much that he can't even tell Sheep what he really needs is a...a...apples. Sheep tries to guess what Pig needs, imagining a silly array of a-sounding words!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#119H] Daniel Gets A Shot/A Stormy Night Daniel Gets a Shot - Daniel has an appointment at the doctor today and he has to get a shot. He is very apprehensive and does not want to go. So Daniel asks Mom Tiger questions about the shot, and she shares her trick for staying brave in scary situations. And Daniel finds that the shot was not so bad after all! A Stormy Night - Daniel and O the Owl are having fun playing outside in the rain until a thunderstorm builds up and worries them. When Mom Tiger teaches them to think of something happy, O and Daniel learn that the thunderstorm is not so scary after all! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#409] Winter! Wintertime brings lots of new experiences. Sarah teaches Caillou to build a snowman, Dad helps him stay upright on his ice skates (and picks him up when he falls down), and Mom shows Caillou the fine points of downhill skiing, including how not to be afraid of the ski lift. When Caillou and Dad get to the vendor too late to buy a good Christmas tree, they decorate one in the yard instead. All the beautiful colored lights chase away the winter gloom. Also, Caillou learns about the Chinese New Year. He even tries some Chinese delicacies, but most exciting of all, he gets to see the famous dragon dance! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#119H] Must See TV Sid decides to sit and watch television all weekend long. There's just one problem with his plan: sitting around and not moving would make his body feel terrible. At school Sid and his friends learn that exercising is a really fun way to stay healthy! And it makes your body feel great! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#603] Auctioneer George/Sock Monkey Opera * Auctioneer George - George has one dollar to buy anything he wants at the Annual Corn Roast and Attic Auction, and he sets his sights on a pair of red elephant mittens. When the Man with the Yellow Hat leaves George alone, he bids...and bids...and wins! Only, he didn't realize how bidding works, and now he owes $100. While George tries to re-auction the mittens himself, Marco searches the city for the only person unique enough to pay $101 for red elephant mittens - Mr. Glass!
    * Sock Monkey Opera - When Betsy gets the chicken pox and can't see her favorite opera, Hansel & Gretel, she sends George in her place. George loves the opera so much, he decides to cheer up Betsy by performing for his itchy friend. But how can one little monkey sing, dance, and act for an entire cast of characters?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#127H] Be Cool/Elephant Walk * Be Cool - Phew, it's hot outside! How are Sally and Nick going to stay cool? Cat suggests that they should visit some friends in the Dizzle-dazzle Desert to learn how to keep cool. They learn that some animals are light coloured, some stay out of the sun, and some, like Tommy the coolest toad around, just mooove sloooow. Nick and Sally take their advice, but Cat has an even better idea - run through a sprinkler!
    * Elephant Walk - When building a toy construction set, Nick and Sally wonder if there's such thing as a one-thing-does-it-all tool. Well, the Cat knows just who to visit to find out - Themba the African elephant! Themba, and her daughter Efia, show the Cat and the kids all the different things their trunks can do. Nick and Sally realize that elephant trucks are just like hands, so they already have a one-thing-does-it-all tool!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#123] Adopt-A-Pup/Jokes On You * Adopt-a-Pup - Evan, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford all help out at the Adopt-A-Pup booth at the neighborhood street fair. Clifford befriends a teacup poodle named Bon Bon, a tiny dog who is barely bigger than he is, and helps her find a home.
    * Jokes On You - It's Wacky Wednesday at school. Emily Elizabeth and her friends are excited to spend the day telling jokes and having fun. Nina, however, goes too far with the day. In the end she realizes that her behavior wasn't respectful of her friends and that there is an appropriate time and place for certain behaviors.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#214] Vaz Goes Down The Tube/Cyber Puppy Problems * Vaz Goes Down The Tube - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Responsible
    Vaz gets a new satellite dish with 632 channels and begins to lose himself to the world of TV. He stops participating in activities like reading books, visiting the library and playing soccer. Eventually, Clifford and his friends help him realize that he's missing out on some very fun and important real life experiences.
    * Cyber Puppy Problems - Clifford's Big Idea: Believe in Yourself
    When Mac worries that Jetta loves her mechanical toy dog more than she loves him, his friends rally around to help him get through his crisis of confidence.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4319H] The Best House of the Year Elmo is outside roller skating when he and Leela hear construction noises. They investigate and come across the Three Little Pigs building a brick house to enter the "Best House of the Year" contest. It is a contest to find the strongest, prettiest, bestest house. They call for the judge of the contest, Mr. Bill Ding, to inspect their house. Just as he's about to announce that it is the best house of the year, in pops the Big Bad Wolf claiming that he'll be able to blow the house down. No one thinks that he will be able to do it because brick is a strong building material, but the Big Bad Wolf has been working out. With one big huff and puff, he blows the house down and blows Elmo away on his skates. The Three Little Pigs do not give up and try to think of a building material that is stronger than brick. First they try building their house out of rock and then out of metal, but the Big Bad Wolf is able to use enough force to blow down both houses! The Three Little Pigs are about to give up, but Leela thinks that "stronger" isn't what they need. What they do need is an innovation, something completely new and different. Elmo has an idea for an innovation. He explains that every time a house blew down, he didn't blow down but was blown away because of his skates. So the Little Pigs build their house on wheels and call for Mr. Ding one last time. In comes Big Bad too, but after a couple of big huffs and puffs, he is not able to blow the house down, because it rolls away. Mr. Ding congratulates the Three Little Pigs and declares their house the "Best House of the Year!" duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1011] Caring and Rhythm * Caring: It's a very special day at the Park...it's Barney's birthday, and there are surprises around every corner. When Barney begins to open his presents, Riff worries that his "handmade" gift won't be good enough. In the end, Barney loves Riff's gift and reminds everyone that the best gift of all is one that comes from the heart!
    * Rhythm: Baby Bop is practicing her marching because she will be joining a real marching rhythm band. The problem is she can't keep the beat. Barney, BJ and Riff help Baby Bop learn about rhythm just in time for her to join the band.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#516H] Caillou's Discoveries Where is Mars?: Caillou and Daddy are finishing up a model of the solar system for show-and-tell...until the little red ball they're using for Mars disappears. Where did it go? Caillou continually blames Rosie...and he discovers it was Gilbert who ran off with the little planet! Caillou apologizes to his sister, realizing he shouldn't jump to conclusions. Educational Objective: The importance of not jumping to conclusions; blaming others. Emma's Extra Snacks: Caillou is confused when Emma is allowed to have extra snacks at preschool. He's even more confused when Miss Martin explains that Emma has Type 1 Diabetes. Worried about his friend, Caillou becomes very protective of Emma, not wanting her to do anything - not even go down the slide! But when Emma outruns Caillou in a race, he soon realizes Emma's diabetes isn't like a cold or flu. It's something Emma has to live with every day...and she's doing a pretty good job of it. Educational Objective: Realizing having a chronic illness doesn't mean one needs to put one's life on hold. Lost and Found: When things begin to go missing around the house - like Mommy's keys - Mommy blames Gilbert. Caillou is sure Gilbert didn't take them...and he sets out to prove it! Together, Caillou, Mommy and Rosie backtrack through the house and eventually discover Caillou's theory was right - Gilbert didn't take the keys -- Mommy left them in the door handle! Educational Objective: The importance of not jumping to conclusions. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#105H] Prince Wednesday Finds A Way To Play/Finding A Way To Play On Backwards Day Prince Wednesday Finds a Way to Play - Daniel and Katerina Kittycat are playing "house" today at school. Prince Wednesday wants to play too, but he wants to be a loud dinosaur. Katerina tells him that loud dinosaurs are not allowed! Luckily, they find a way to play together with Prince Wednesday as a quiet, friendly dinosaur. Finding a Way to Play on Backwards Day - Daniel and O the Owl are at Miss Elaina's house and she has planned a backwards play date. O isn't so sure about all of the backwards things and prefers to play forwards. The friends learn to compromise so everyone can play together. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#511] Pulling Together Rosie is supposed to be Emily's back engine for the funfair special but wants to pull it on her own. Not realizing Emily is already attached she huffs and strains and a coupling snaps, and she chuffs along with only half the special. As she puffs along other couplings snap without her knowledge and cause disruption all over the track. < br />The Puppet Show has arrived on Sodor and Skarloey asks Sir Topham Hatt if he can pull the puppet show special. The trucks are very heavy but instead of accepting Rheneas' offer of help, Skarloey challenges him to a tug of war with the trucks. As they pull and tug a coupling snaps and Skarloey races proudly off with all the trucks, but his brakes can't handle the weight! He can't stop and bashes into Duncan's delivery for the show. Instead of helping Duncan, Skarloey rushes off to deliver his special but the same thing happens again with poor Rusty. Skarloey keeps going but with no brakes he splashes into Percival pond. Rheneas' arrives to help Skarloey get back on track and takes the special so that Skarloey can put right what he has done wrong allowing for everything to arrive for the puppet show on time. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#201H] Jumping on the Moon/Sneezy Riders * Jumping on the Moon - Nick and Sally are trying to jump high enough to touch the moon, but "what goes up must come down" says the Cat. That's gravity! And to show them just what gravity is, that means a trip to the moon! That's where they meet Astronaut Audrey who takes them for a space walk to learn all about gravity.
    * Sneezy Riders - Sally and Nick are playing hide and seek, but Nick keeps sneezing! How can they stop it from happening? Good thing Cat's friend Cluey Looey will be able to help them! At Muddyfeet Waterhole they discover that Louie is having the same problem! Nothing a trip inside Louie's nose can't solve! Inside a super shrunken Thingamajigger, Nick, Sally and Cat discover what causes sneezing and what they can do to avoid it from happening!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#128] Horses A young Belgian colt follows a trail of oats that Chris unwittingly left in his wake as he and Martin carried food supplies to Animal Junction. The appearance of the colt and then his mother gets Chris, Martin and Zoboo talking about horsetails, hooves and different breeds of horses. Jackie tells the guys that she's helping horses by cleaning up their meadow. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#129H] Seasquatch The Kratt brothers' sub loses power while they are exploring the strange landscape of the ocean depths and they are trapped on the ocean floor of the deep sea. Aviva must figure out how to harness the energy from the deep sea's hydrothermal vents in order to save the brothers and return them to the surface. The Wild Kratts team learns all about the amazing process of chemosynthesis and how deep sea creatures transform toxic chemicals into energy. With a little help from the Yeti crab Martin and Chris are able to capture the this energy and use it to restart the amphi-sub and return to the surface. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#1305] No Acting Please/Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending * No Acting Please - Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman guest-stars as director Will Toffman in this episode about theater and the arts. When Fern lands a role in the Elwood City community production of "It Began With a Whistle," she fears she's not talented enough to be a star actress. But Will Toffman teaches Fern how to have fun, be herself and truly shine.
    * Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending - Finally, the final volume of the Henry Screever series, The Knights of the Bouillabiasse, is out. Prunella and Marina compete to see who can finish the book the fastest. But the two friends learn that speed-reading doesn't always pay off.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#206H] Martha in the White House, Part 1 & 2 * Martha in the White House, Part 1 - The new president is looking for a dog to live in the White House. Martha knows the perfect dog for the job! What better way to recommend some of her neighborhood pals than to put in a few calls to the White House herself? Vocabulary: (E) neighborhood, nation(al), volunteer, recommend(ing), community, nominate (I) president, white house, leader, country.
    * Martha in the White House, Part 2 - The president is calling! One of his aides heard about Martha's speaking ability and he needs her to report to the White House immediately. But why does the president want Martha? Is there a top-secret cat conspiracy? Vocabulary: (E) mission, function(ing), appoint(ed)(ing)(ment), advise/advisor, representative(s), cabinet (I) aide(s), serve(d), official, secretary.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    The Electric Company [#310H] The Junior Assistant Francine wants to be on the next season of the "The Junior Assistant, " a reality show run by The Ronald, one of the most rich and famous people in the world. She must collaborate with Hector and The Electric Company to make six hundred cookies by five o'clock in order to prove she's worthy of being on the show. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#129H] Seasquatch The Kratt brothers' sub loses power while they are exploring the strange landscape of the ocean depths and they are trapped on the ocean floor of the deep sea. Aviva must figure out how to harness the energy from the deep sea's hydrothermal vents in order to save the brothers and return them to the surface. The Wild Kratts team learns all about the amazing process of chemosynthesis and how deep sea creatures transform toxic chemicals into energy. With a little help from the Yeti crab Martin and Chris are able to capture the this energy and use it to restart the amphi-sub and return to the surface. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32195] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, stocks started the day strong, but reversed course on concerns over Syria. NBR will have the latest from Washington and what it could mean for your investments. And, Microsoft buys Nokia's device unit. But will the purchase be enough to make Microsoft a big player in a phone market dominated by Apple and Google? duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Revolutionaries [#211H] Anthropology of Innovation Technological innovation depends on individuals who can "silo bust" - the term used to describe jumping across boundaries and categories. The Financial Times Editor Gillian Tett leads a distinguished panel in a discussion about the creation of silos within organizations and why a person's ability to "silo bust" may hold the key to innovation. duration 53:13   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nature [#2706] Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves What happens when two great predators come face to face in Yellowstone? The grizzly and the wolf -- they couldn't be more different. The bear is a loner, ranging far and wide in search of a rich variety of resources. The wolf hunts to survive and finds its strength in speed and teamwork. Their strategies have taken them to the very top of Yellowstone, and it's no simple matter when they meet. In every encounter, the opposition must be measured, strengths must be tested, and risks must be carefully weighed. Each time, one of them will have a tactical advantage -- but which one, and when? What emerges as each remarkable scene unfolds, is the keen awareness that runs through all of Yellowstone. Elk and eagle, coyote and raven, otter and owl, every creature must assess, decide, and act -- to fight or to flee? It's all in knowing your own strengths and limitations in the heat of the moment in Yellowstone. duration 55:15   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Glacier Park's Night of the Grizzlies For nearly 60 years, rangers at Glacier National Park could never verify a fatal bear attack... until one summer night in 1967. The dramatic and tragic story of that night, and how it eventually influenced the fate of the grizzly bear in the continental United States, takes center stage in the historical documentary GLACIER PARK'S NIGHT OF THE GRIZZLIES. Veteran film and television actor J.K. Simmons (Law and Order, Juno, Up in the Air, The Closer) narrates the special. The story begins on the afternoon of August 12, 1967, when seven young park employees set off on long hikes to two remote areas. That night, grizzlies would attack all of the campers, killing two young women - Julie Helgeson and Michele Koons - and severely mauling one man, Roy Ducat. The other four escaped by climbing trees. For everyone involved, it remains an unforgettable night of crisis, intense fear, bravery and, ultimately, grief. Archival material, photographs, re- creations and gripping on-camera interviews with survivors, witnesses, family members, journalists and biologists, provide a complete account of those events. That night also marked a watershed moment for bear management in the 21st century. Post-World War II, Americans viewed grizzly bears - the most powerful omnivores on the continent - as relatively safe tourist spectacles. In the years following the fatal attacks, grizzlies were hunted to near extinction. GLACIER PARK'S NIGHT OF THE GRIZZLIES provides a broad historical perspective about bears, the concept of wilderness in the American psyche and the sweeping changes in wildlife management which culminated in the landmark Endangered Species Act. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:30 pm
    Yellowstone: Land to Life People come to Yellowstone primarily because of the unusual thermal features and opportunities to view wildlife, often not realizing they are standing on one of the world's largest active volcanoes. This film presents an interpretation of the sweeping geologic story of Yellowstone, from glaciation to mountain-building to the gigantic caldera of a volcano. "Yellowstone: Land to Life" was filmed over two years in all four seasons and delves deeply into the significance behind the scenery. It also explores the bonds between the landscape and biology -- how Yellowstone's geology influences where life exists and how it evolves. The film also contemplates our connection as well: humankind's relationship to Yellowstone, the world's first and most famous national park. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Life of Mammals [#104Z] Chisellers Plants usually protect the goodness inside their seeds with very hard outer cases - as David Attenborough testifies after he has tried and failed to crack open a tropical nut by bashing it with a rock. 'Believe it or not,' he proclaims, 'there are mammals here in Panama which can break into these nuts with their bare teeth!'
    They are agoutis, terrier-sized rodents, which chisel through the rock hard shells with their remarkable front teeth, as if it was butter. The reward is a protein-rich kernel, and all rodents from the tiniest harvest mice to the mighty beaver, have these special, constantly growing inscisor teeth, with chisel sharp enamel on their front edges, in order to get at food of this kind.
    Many rodents, like squirrels, carry away excess nuts one by one to bury them for eating later on. But the seeds of plants in the Mojave desert are so tiny, that kangaroo rats use special cheek pouches, like shopping bags, to carry enough seeds back to their burrows. The Gambian pouched-rat has the largest pouches of all, so that when they're stuffed full of date palm nuts the rats can hardly squeeze through the entrance to their burrows!
    Some rodents use their special front teeth to chop off vegetation or chew bark instead. Canoeing in Wyoming, David Attenborough watches beavers fell massive trees with their front teeth and then build dams to rival anything that humans can achieve. In the deep cold-water ponds that are created, the beavers store branches and leaves underwater, so that even when its iced over they have a store of fresh food to take to the safety of their lodge throughout the winter. Naked mole rats stay underground all their lives finding roots and tubers by tunnelling hundreds of metres from their breeding chambers.
    Rodents are renowned for being prolific breeders and sometimes, in Australia, mice cause such plagues that the farms and are literally overrun by carpets of running mice! The largest rodents in the world, capybara, also occur in huge numbers on the swampy grasslands of South America. Grazing in great herds, they look remarkably reminiscent of the antelopes to be seen on the grassy plains of Africa, in the next programme.
    duration 49:08   STEREO
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2982] Tavis talks with the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass. The longtime diplomat and president of the nonpartisan Council on Foreign Relations think tank assesses the situation in Syria. Tavis also talks with actress Toni Collette. The Oscar-nominee discusses her highly anticipated fall TV series, Hostages, and her film, The Way, Way Back duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    Film School Shorts [#107H] Sum of Its Parts CRAZY GLUE (NYU) - A story about love and glue, and its extraordinary bonding properties for a husband and wife whose relationship has lost its magic.

    BICYCLE (JITENSHA) (Biola University) - Mamoru Amagaya, a young man struggling to find meaning in life, is humiliated by a co-worker and leaves his job. Now alone and without work, parts of Mamoru's bicycle begin to disappear, one by one. At last, when the only remaining piece of the bicycle is a lonely bell, Mamoru receives an envelope, containing addresses at which each piece of the bicycle might be retrieved.
    duration 27:34   STEREO TVPG-V
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History, world events, news, science, nature

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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