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KQED Plus: Monday, October 21, 2013

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Monday, October 21, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#241H] America's Political Breakdown * After a 16-day shutdown, there's finally a deal to raise the debt limit and reopen the government. But the can's just been kicked down the road - another Congressional confrontation over spending cuts, entitlement programs and possible default will take place within a few months. Nonetheless, Martin Wolf, the chief economics commentator of the Financial Times, believes that no matter the rhetoric and flamethrowing, the debt ceiling has to be raised because the alternatives are "simply, unimaginably horrible."
    This week, Wolf - who has been described as "the premier financial and economics writer in the world" - joins Bill Moyers for a discussion of the current DC crisis and its potentially lethal impact on the global economy. Wolf views the debt ceiling as the legislative equivalent of a nuclear bomb the US has aimed at itself. But its deadly fallout could spread everywhere.
    * Bill also speaks with media scholar Sherry Turkle, who says that the Internet and social media have changed not only what we do but also who we are. She's a clinical psychologist and one of the first to study the impact of computers on culture and society. A professor at MIT and director of the university's Initiative on Technology and Self, Turkle has written several important books, her most recent, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Death In Paradise [#103H] Predicting Murder DI Poole must convince the team that a murder has nothing to do with voodoo spirits. duration 52:29   STEREO
  • 2:00 am
    Life of Mammals [#103Z] Plant Predators Some of the biggest predators to walk the earth face a constant battle - their prey is heavily armoured, often indigestible, sometimes even poisonous, and what makes this struggle between predator and prey the more remarkable is that these predators do not prey on animals, but on plants... Although we live on a green planet, eating plants presents one of the greatest challenges to mammals, shaping them and their lives in the most extraordinary ways.
    The sloth is 'half blind, half deaf' and moves at a snail's pace - an extreme example of what can happen to you if you live on nothing but leaves! Plants arm themselves with deadly weapons, from razor sharp spines to deadly poisons, but plant predators are not deterred. The elusive tapir of the South American jungle visits secret clay licks in search of a natural antidote to the poisons. The pika, or rubble rabbit of the Canadian Rockies has found a way to make poisons work to its advantage, exploiting them as a natural preservative.
    But sometimes the problem is not what's in your food, but what is not - we bugged the caves of Mount Elgon to reveal startling images of underground elephants mining for salts deficient in their green diet. Even the great wildebeest migration is now understood to be driven by the need for minerals... The next great battle that plant predators face takes place on the open plains - behind every plant-eater lurks a meat-eater.
    For once we see the hunt from the plant predators' point of view; wrap-around vision, ears that rotate 360 degrees and elongated limbs make it harder for them to be caught than most wildlife films would make you think... Plant predators are equipped with dangerous weapons used in the greatest battle of all - with each other. We witness the drama of the annual bison rut in the Badlands of North America, discover the secret of the battering rams of the big-horned sheep of Canada, and analyse the fighting technique of horned animals as they ram, wrestle and stab their opponents. Amazing to think that all these extraordinary behaviours stem from the apparently simple act of eating leaves...
    duration 48:57   STEREO
  • 3:00 am
    Paris The Luminous Years This program tells the story of Paris from an unprecedented point of view, not as the familiar, glamorous backdrop for the revolutions that exploded there, but as active protagonist, catalyst and midwife to modernity. The film spotlights now-famous key figures in the art world's first international avant-garde, including Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Igor Stravinsky, Ernest Hemingway, Serge Diaghilev, Jean Cocteau, Gertrude Stein, Aaron Copland, Josephine Baker, Marcel Duchamp, Langston Hughes, Sylvia Beach, Janet Flanner and many more, as they recount their individual stories of why they came to Paris, whom they met, what they made there, and how being in Paris transformed them and their work. duration 1:55:47   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    History Detectives [#510] Uss Thresher/Pete Gray Cartoon/Manhattan Project Letter * USS Thresher - A contributor in Chicopee, Massachusetts, has a stack of technical drawings and engineering documents he found in his late great-uncle's basement some years ago. A few of the documents bear the numbers and letters SSN-593, an appellation that belonged to the nuclear submarine USS Thresher, an attack class vessel that had been the pride of the U. S. Navy during the Cold War. On April 10, 1963, the Thresher was undergoing deep-sea trials when, along with its nuclear reactor, the vessel and all hands sank 220 miles off the coast of Massachusetts. Gwen Wright travels to New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts to explore one of the most traumatic events in U.S. Naval history and to determine just how the contributor's great-uncle could've come into possession of documents linked to one of the most secret weapons in the U.S. Cold War arsenal.
    * Pete Gray Cartoon - A comic book collector in Brooklyn, New York, owns several storyboards from a cartoon comic strip dating to the immediate post-World War II period. The strip relates the story of Pete Gray, the first one-armed major league baseball player, who later became an icon for disabled WWII veterans. The contributor is curious to learn the identity of the mystery cartoonist. Because many artists from the golden age of cartoons - the late 1930s through the 50s - often moonlighted in advertising or more "respectable" trades, their identities were often undisclosed. Elyse Luray heads to Baltimore's Camden Yards and to comics hot spots in New York City to examine how cartoon artists helped reframe popular culture in the mid-20th century.
    * Manhattan Project Letter - A contributor in New York City has a scrapbook of typed and handwritten documents connected with the top-secret Manhattan Project, which developed the United States' first nuclear bombs during World War II. The most intriguing item is a letter dated just after the war. It's a plea for reduced secrecy regarding nuclear affairs in the scientific community once hostilities ended. Did the scientists' letter help persuade President Harry S. Truman to change policy in the post-war era? Host Wes Cowan leads HD to New York City to track down the authors of the documents and to explore the delicate balance between science, military power and democracy.
    duration 56:03   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#222] Armor Zoboo thinks that if he had armor, like his new African crested porcupine friends, he would be safe as he leapt from place to place. After some unsuccessful armor experimentation with the Kratt Brothers, he realizes that his eyes, ears and brain are the best protection he can have. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#705H] Being Happy with Me Being Percy - Percy is impressed when he sees that all the engines make way for Gordon when he enters Brendham Docks. Percy thinks the engines never listen to him nor make way for him on the tracks. Percy decides that he is going to be more like Gordon so he starts to imitate him. Percy starts to raise his voice and race down the line just like Gordon. Percy is trying so hard to be like Gordon that he forgets to deliver his mail. Percy realizes that being like Gordon hasn't helped him at all and he is happy just being Percy! Victor Says Yes - Victor is an engine who likes to please everyone so when it's a busy day at the Steam Works, he bites off more than he can chew. The engines line up outside the Steam Works and ask Victor to fix them. Emily, 'Arry and Bert all become impatient as the line of engines waiting to be fixed gets longer and longer. Then Sir Topham Hatt arrives and asks Victor to fix Gordon, and of course Victor says yes. The line gets longer and the engines start to bump into each other. With Thomas' help, Victor realizes that he needs to learn to say no. Victor tells some of the engines that he can fix them the next day. Everyone is soon happy again as Victor restores order to the Steam Works. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4409H] Leela's Cell Phone Addiction Zoe and Abby get frustrated with Leela's constant texting. Chris helps them realize that they need to tell Leela how they feel and apologize for hiding her phone. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#118] A Promise Is A Promise/Share and Share Alike * A Promise is a Promise" - Evan promises to give Emily Elizabeth skateboarding lessons, but repeatedly breaks their plans when the captain of the basketball team, Bill Mazer, invites him to play ball. Evan learns the importance of keeping a promise.
    * Share and Share Alike - The Community Center is having a book drive and the student who collects the most books will win a full set of Sarah Solver mysteries. Determined to win, Nina comes up with the perfect action plan for her and her teammates, Emily Elizabeth and Shun. But when the big day comes, she comes down with a bad cold and is unable to participate. Using Nina's plan, Shun and Emily Elizabeth set out without her and end up winning the set of mystery books. In the end, they realize that it was Nina's plan that enabled them to collect the record number of books, and they decide to share the prize with her.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#131] Doggie Garden/Captain Birdwell's Treasure * Doggie Garden - Its Keep Birdwell Beautiful month and the kids are doing their part by planting a flower garden. Seeing this, the dogs decide to create a doggie flower garden of their own. But when Cleo hears that almost anything grows in Birdwell Island soil, she decides shed much rather grow a garden full of dog toys! She soon learns, however, that working alone for a selfish end is not nearly as rewarding as working together for the whole community.
    * Captain Birdwell's Treasure - Clifford and his dog friends find the long-lost trunk of Captain Birdwell, filled with wonderful items brought to the Island by the explorer long ago. But through a misunderstanding, Jetta is given credit for the discovery. She knows that telling the truth is the right thing to do, but she can't resist the promise of a gold medal award. It doesn't take long for her to realize, however, that awards don't give much pleasure when they're not deserved.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#140H] Now That's Using Your Brain When Sid figures out a new way to get ready for school super fast, Mom says to him, "Now that's using your brain!" Sid wants to know that means, and discovers that the brain controls all kinds of things like walking, thinking, breathing, and getting ready for school! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    WordWorld [#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."
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#306] The Man with the Monkey Hands/Whistle Pig Wednesday * The Man with the Monkey Hands - After warning George about the poison ivy lurking in the park, the Man with the Yellow Hat loses his balance and lands hands first in a brush of the itchy, poisonous leaves! With his hands bandaged, he'll need help with everyday tasks such as brushing his teeth, making dinner, even typing a letter. So being a clever little monkey, George invents some ingenious ways to make the Man's life seem normal - like wearing swim fins to assist in picking apples off the floor and taping salad forks to his arms to act as temporary hands. But George's creations are put to the ultimate test when the Man has to present Professor Wiseman's newest invention to the science board, salad forks and all!
    * Whistle Pig Wednesday - "Whistlepig Wednesday," Mr. Glass' unique version of Groundhog Day, is an annual city tradition of predicting when winter will start. Every year on the last Wednesday of August, Sherry the Whistlepig emerges from her burrow. If she sees her shadow, it means cold weather is coming. But what makes Sherry's shadow so special? To find out, George and his animal friends camp out at Sherry's burrow, but fall asleep while waiting for her to wake up. At the shadow ceremony, Mr. Glass mistakes a sleeping George and each one of his friends for a whistlepig and presents them for the world to see. But does a monkey, dog, cat, or pigeon shadow count?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#122H] Teeny Weeny Adventure/I See Seeds * Teeny Weeny Adventure - Nick has spotted a tiny ladybug, but Sally has found an even smaller ant! And there's nothing smaller than an ant. Or is there? Cat takes Nick and Sally to meet a variety of single-celled creatures, the smallest anywhere! Nick and Sally soon learn that a drop of water holds a whole lot more than they ever realized!
    * I See Seeds - Sally and Nick are going on an adventure, but how are they going to get there? Skateboard? Train? Rocketship? They just can't decide, until Cat suggests they see how trees send their seeds on trips. They follow different seeds as they travel through the air, float on the water and hitch rides on animals.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Super Why! [#145] Aladdin Princess Pea is wishing for a playhouse to appear but no matter how many times she waves her wand, nothing happens! The Super Readers fly into the story of Aladdin to catch up with a lucky lad who's about to have all his wishes come true - courtesy of an amazing magic lamp! With the help of their literacy powers, the Super Readers dive inside the lamp to meet the genie himself. But will the Super Readers succeed in helping Aladdin get his wish, or will his dreams go up in smoke? Educational Objectives: To learn about taking the initiative. The alphabet is explored and kids practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#103H] Beating The Heat/Flowers for Mom * Beating the Heat - Buddy and Tiny travel to the Jurassic to make a new friend, Morris Stegosaurus, and discover how this huge dinosaur keeps cool in the heat.
    * Flowers for Mom - The kids go to the Big Pond to look for flowers to give to Mom on her special Mothers Day. They find many different flowers while following a very busy bee.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4219H] The Whoosh & Vanish Mystery It's a very windy day on Sesame Street. Elmo and Telly are just about to play a game of basketball. When they return from eating a healthy power snack, their ball is missing! It's a real mystery and they need to investigate to solve the problem! First, Telly writes down what they already know about the mystery! Then, he forms a hypothesis, or a guess, that Abby must have made the basketball disappear because she's able to do magic. Abby tells them that she was with the seven dwarves so it couldn't have been her. Telly and Elmo investigate further and Elmo suggests that they look under the table. The basketball isn't there and now Telly's notebook and crayon have vanished making the mystery even more mysterious! Elmo discovers a new clue and after thinking about where he's heard this "whoosh" sound before, he forms a new hypothesis- the Big Bad Wolf did it! The Big Bad Wolf explains that it wasn't him either. Now they hear the "whoosh" again and Telly's hat is missing! This time they also feel a tickle but don't see anything. Leela comes by and helps them piece all the clues together. What can be all around that you can sometimes hear and feel, but can't see? Wind! Elmo and Telly experiment and test out their new hypothesis and see if the wind made their things disappear. They follow a leaf flying in the wind and find all of their missing things. Their hypothesis was right- the wind made the objects disappear! They solved the mystery! THEME: Science J / 17 duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1305H] Sweeter Than Candy: Greece Barney, Baby Bop and BJ are helping the park kids get ready for a school play. When Barney tells everyone that putting on shows began in Greece, they want to go visit! While there, they meet some friends and decide to put on a play in an amphitheatre. Barney knows a great story that originated in Greece called "King Midas." By the end of the day, everyone has experienced another country and learned that wanting too much is not a good thing! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#524H] Caillou's Favorite Things Kitty Conundrum: Caillou finds a tiny kitten while desperately searching for his beloved Rexy. He wants to keep the kitten, even though Mommy and Daddy say 'no' - they have Gilbert! When Samantha comes to the door to claim her lost kitten, "Whiskers", Caillou fetches the kitty...and finds Rexy! He remembers it isn't fun losing something you care about, and happily returns the kitty to its rightful owner. Educational Objective: Returning a lost pet to a rightful owner; perspective taking. Caillou's Favourite Sweater: Grandma has knit Caillou a wonderful sweater. He loves it and wears it every day - even after it gets dirty! Finally, on a hot day, Caillou decides to take it off. When he accidentally leaves the sweater in the playground and goes home for the day, he worries something terrible has happened to it. Grandma will be so upset with him! When Mommy and Caillou return the next day to find the sweater is fine, Caillou vows to never wear it again. He decides to keep it in his drawer, nice and safe - until Grandma explains it's okay to wear the sweater - it's meant to be worn - just not everyday. Educational Objective: All things in moderation; taking care of one's possessions. Caillou's Big Dig: Caillou is feeling frustrated while trying to build a model truck. He decides he wants to quit! Daddy suggests Caillou take a break and join him on an errand. Together, they stop by Eric's dig site, where Caillou learns a little bit about archaeology - and he learns that some things take time and effort, but the effort is worth it in the end. Caillou returns home to finish his model, and is proud that he did. Educational Objective: Good things are worth working for. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#706H] Busy Days Thomas' Crazy Day - Thomas promised to play hide and seek with his best friend Percy at the Steam Works. Sir Topham Hatt also asked him to show Bash, Dash and Ferdinand what it takes to be a Really Useful engine. Thomas decides that he has to do everything so he rushes back and forth helping the Logging Locos and playing a game of hide and seek with Percy. Thomas asks Cranky to help him show the Logging Locos how to be Really Useful while he is away. When Thomas checks on them, he sees that Cranky has lifted Dash high into the air and not being helpful at all! Thomas realizes that he needs to do one thing at a time so he finishes showing the Locos how to be Really Useful, and then finishes the game of hide and seek with his best friend Percy. Thomas and the Snowman Party - It's winter on Sodor and the children are busy building a snowman. The children need a hat to complete their snowman and Thomas decides to help. Thomas takes Farmer McColl's hat for the snowman. Then, he sees the Band Conductor's hat and takes that too. Then he sees Mr. Bubbles' big colorful hat and takes that too. Thomas gets so busy looking for the hat that he forgets to deliver a special parcel to Sir Topham Hatt. However, Farmer McColl, the Brass Conductor and Mr. Bubbles all need their hats back. When Thomas delivers a parcel for Sir Topham Hatt - it's a new hat! Sir Topham Hatt gives his old hat to Thomas which he then gives to the children for their snowman. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Bob the Builder [#605] Two New Machines! Tumbler, the big and booming cement mixer, arrives in the Valley to help build the Bobland Bay skate park. Dizzy is given the job of showing him around. Tumbler's larger-than-life arrogance becomes a little too much for Dizzy and Tumbler is soon all alone in Sunflower Valley. By displaying a little humility, he finds his way back to his new friends! Flex the cherry-picker arrives just in time to help replace the lens on the Sunflower Valley lighthouse. Flex is so desperate to do a good job that he pushes himself a bit too far and gets the new lens stuck in a tree! He helps solve the problem and learns that everyone loves him just the way he is. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#123H] Surprise Surprise/A Howling Good Time * Surprise Surprise - Try as they might, Nick and Sally just can't learn to do a somersault. Luckily Cat's friend Luis the Armadillo is the king of the roly polys! But when they find Luis, they learn that he only rolls when he gets surprised. They take turns trying to surprise him, and when they finally do, they're the ones surprised when they learn that not only can Luis roll, but he can even run underwater! Back at home, they follow Luis' advice and are now able to somersault!
    * A Howling Good Time - Nick and Sally are pretending to be lost adventurers when Sally wonders what to do if you really do get lost. The Cat in the Hat knows a wolf pup who knows all about getting lost and found! In the Hooty Howly Woods Grayson shows them how wolves howl to communicate and to find each other. Now Sally and Nick know one thing to do if they get lost - howl for mom!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#223] Ants & Eaters When an anteater shows up, Zoboo worries that it will eat a colony of ants living in Animal Junction. He tries to broker a peace agreement between the creatures. Zoboo learns that even though anteaters need ants to survive, ants have many ways of protecting themselves from anteaters. Predation is part of life in the creature world and every creature has what she needs to survive. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#113H] Mystery of the Weird Looking Walrus Chris and Martin are on a mission to discover why walrus look so weird, but discover that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a herd to mine precious pearls for Donita Donata's fashion line. The Wild Kratts team must use the walrus features against Zach to save the creatures and return them to their Arctic domain. Science Concepts: Suction. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#1505] To Eat Or Not to Eat/S.W.E.A.T. * To Eat or Not to Eat - A brand new candy bar is in town! But why is it making everyone act so strangely? And what exactly is this ingredient called Tri-Enzomated Zorn Jelly, anyway? Buster decides to do a little digging into these mystery chemicals before he takes his first bite but he - and all the other kids - may not find the truth appetizing.
    * S.W.E.A.T. - It's time for the kids at Lakewood Elementary to take the Stoddard-Wilkins Elementary Aptitude Test, or "S.W.E.A.T." But with anxiety running high, it becomes clear that the kids need to learn some relaxation techniques. Luckily, Mrs. MacGrady is on hand to teach them a thing or two about de-stressing.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#124H] Alice Twinkle Toes/Martha Fails The Course * Alice Twinkle Toes - Alice is a talented athlete, but grace is not her middle name. After she sees a performance of the ballet, she secretly wishes she could take ballet lessons. But how can she ever admit she's interested when she knows her brother Ronald will tease her mercilessly?
    * Martha Fails the Course - After she sees a dog agility course on TV, Martha decides being an agility dog is just the thing for her. But when she tries out a course that Mrs. Clusky built for Francois, her agility dream becomes a nightmare. Now Martha won't even walk in public. How can Helen and Alice get Martha back on her feet?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    WordGirl [#604H] One Last Sandwich/Caper Or Plastic * One Last Sandwich - While Becky and her mom set out to build a new bookcase that will hold all of Becky's books, The Whammer convinces Chuck to commit one last crime with him before he retires. Will they be able to work as a team and pull off the ultimate sandwich heist? Vocabulary Words: Final, Pacify.
    * Caper or Plastic - While Becky is busy thinking about what she wants to be when she grows up, Hal Hardbargain is busy trying to get WordGirl to help him get his bag blaster back from the infamous and mysterious Masked Bagger. Will WordGirl be able to figure out the Masked Bagger's true identity? Vocabulary Words: Muffled, Flashback.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#217H] Road Runner Koki wants to leave the Sonoran Desert to resupply the Tortuga, but Chris and Martin don't want to go until they track down a mysterious lizard. But they'll need the help - and powers - of their friend the Road Runner. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32229] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, President Obama says the problems that have plagued the new health exchanges will be fixed quickly. But what's at stake for the insurers if otherwise healthy Americans get so frustrated trying to obtain insurance, they give up? And, will the government go after other banks now that it's reached a tentative $ 13b record settlement with JPMorgan? duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Doc Martin [#406Z] Midwife Crisis Martin meets Portwenn's new midwife, Molly, who will be looking after Louisa. Martin is dismissive of her profession, and the two of them do not hit it off. Martin finds that cognitive behavioral exercises are a great help with his blood phobia and he is able to take blood from P.C. Penhale without reacting. Martin visits Aunt Joan at her farm, and breaks the news that he is intending to become a surgeon in London again. She is supportive, but urges him to tell Louisa. Martin and Molly have their final stand-off when Louisa develops a temperature which Molly tries to sooth with herbal remedies. Martin is furious when he discovers this - believing Molly's homespun ideas are seriously endangering Louisa's health. Edith has big news for Martin that Louisa overhears - Robert is going to offer him the prestigious surgeon's job in London. duration 59:52   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Agatha Christie's Poirot [#307] The Mystery of the Spanish Chest On a visit to the opera, Poirot is approached by Lady Chatterton who asserts that the life of her friend, Marguerite Clayton, is threatened by her jealous husband. Edward Clayton is suspicious about a relationship between his wife and the handsome Major Rich. At a party thrown by Rich, the grizzly discovery is made of Edward Clayton's body in a large ornate chest. Is the Major guilty? Only Poirot is able to uncover the truth. duration 51:30   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Scott and Bailey [#105Z] Janet moves closer to tracking down Veronica's killer while investigating a recent murder that bears a number of similarities. Meanwhile, Rachel finds out about an affair Nick had with a juror in the middle of a trial - a revelation that could end his career - and inadvertently puts her friend in danger as Janet comes face to face with the killer. duration 47:31   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:49 pm
    Hetty Wainthropp Investigates [#104] Fisticuffs Ivan Pejic, a school teacher, is doing his morning run when he witnesses a car accident. Estate agent, Magda Devlin drives into a red Alfa Romeo while she's talking on her mobile phone. An elegant and wealthy woman jumps out of the car and punches Magda viciously in the face and then drives off. duration 48:54   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:40 pm
    Thin Blue Line, The [#105] Kids Today Fowler reluctantly agrees to let his son Bill stay with him and Patricia for a few days. When they hear Bill and his girlfriend making love Patricia has a crisis and demands that she and Raymond start visiting a sex therapist. Meanwhile, Grim initiates an all-out operation against organized crime. duration 28:50   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#1004H] Don't Feel Trapped In Texas, the Roadtrippers head to the Texas Instruments headquarters to meet Process Integration Engineer Byron Williams. Byron shares his struggle with self-doubt that almost stopped him from pursuing a career in science, and encourages the Roadtrippers to re-frame challenge as a motivator. Later, the crew heads to the ATT Foundry to speak with Senior Marketing Manager Tracy Parrish. Tracy discusses her switch from engineering to teaching, and helps Megan overcome her anxiety about teaching STEM subjects. The team ends the week at the National Space Biomedical Research Facility in Houston. There, Deputy Chief Scientist Dorit Donoviel discusses the courage it took to leave a comfortable job and try a new field. She encourages the team to never be afraid of venturing in new directions if they start to feel stagnant. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3016] Tavis talks with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and American Research at Harvard University. The author of 16 books, the Harvard scholar talks about his latest project, the book & PBS series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    This is Us [#502H] Innovation: Past & Present * This week we are in Santa Cruz about to board Iowa Pacific for a ride on the newly re-opened 32-mile Branch Rail Line in Santa Cruz County. This is the most recent train to rumble through the central coast but certainly not the first. Today we're going to learn a bit about local railroad history, from Sandy Lydon.
    * We'll also meet a different kind of engineer - one who's battery powered motorcycle has set new world record; a Santa Cruz woman who is the only US designer to be invited to UK Fashion Week; and a local doctor saving lives around the world with a solar power plant that fits into a suitcase.
    duration 26:51   STEREO
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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