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KQED Plus: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3052] Tavis talks with the visionary founder of J.D. Power and Associates, J.D. Power III, who discusses how he became the man behind one of the most prestigious marketing information companies in the world. Tavis also talks with internationally renowned singer Lani Hall Alpert. The Grammy Award-winning vocalist offers the backstory to her book, Emotional Memoirs and Short Stories. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1007H] Psycho Killer INTERVIEW - Germany
    An ambitious reporter might have the scoop of his life in an interview with a possible serial killer named Tillmann. What motivates the killer to do what he does? Just as important of a question - what motivates the reporter to ask the question? An even more important question - what's inside the box Tillmann brought to the interview? An intense face-to-face thriller unravels more than one dark secret on both sides. Edited and directed by Sebastian Marka. Principal cast: Antje Widdra, Stephan Grossman, and Florian Panzer.
    THE PIANO TUNER - France
    A piano prodigy shuns his career after a horrible audition and becomes a piano tuner, pretending to be blind to get better business. He becomes exposed to the intimate details of his clients' lives unbeknownst to them. One day he finds himself welcomed into a crime scene, and his charade becomes an edge-of-your-seat game of life and death. Written and directed by Olivier Treiner. The film won the French equivalent of the Academy Award for best short French film in 2012. Principal cast: Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet, Gregory Gadebois, and Daniele Lebrun.
    duration 29:52   STEREO TVPGV
  • 1:00 am
    Revolutionaries [#108H] The Man Who Invented The Computer Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley discusses The Man Who Invented the Computer, John Vincent Atanasoff, with John Hollar, ceo of the Computer History Museum. duration 53:06   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Steve Jobs - One Last Thing Gain unique insight into what made Steve Jobs tick. There has been near-universal agreement that the late Apple founder was a great innovator in business and technology, but why was he great? What were the influences that shaped his character and drove him to such success from humble beginnings? With colleagues who worked closely with him and those who have chronicled his life, take an unflinching look at the mercurial, brilliant man and review his many talents and achievements. In an exclusive, never-before-broadcast interview, Jobs expounds on his philosophy of life. Speaking shortly after coming face-to-face with his own mortality when he was diagnosed with cancer, he looked back over his astonishing career and explained the principles on which he built his success: "[Y]ou can poke life and if you push in, something will pop out the other side; you can change it, you can mold it, embrace it, make your mark upon it. Once you learn that - you'll never be the same again." duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Silicon Valley: American Experience A startling announcement pulsated through a suburban garage in Santa Clara County, California, on October 4, 1957. There, some of the young founders of a new semiconductor company were busy talking to silicon suppliers, hounding realtors for office space, shopping for desks and poring over the names of young PhDs they hoped to poach from rival companies when they heard the shocking news: the Soviet Union had just launched the first artificial satellite into orbit around the earth. The group's leader, Robert Noyce, watched Sputnik flash across the darkened sky. He could not have known that he would play a key role in helping America win the space race. Noyce's innovation, the integrated circuit, would make an impact far beyond the Apollo program. It would shape the way Americans live, making possible smart phones and digital video recorders, pacemakers and microwaves. In telling the story of Noyce and the integrated circuit, this film looks at the monumental impact the microchip had on modern life and reveals the pivotal role Noyce played in transforming a fertile farmland into one of the most creative places on earth -- the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 am
    Undaunted: The Forgotten Giants of the Allegheny Observatory This program tells the true but largely forgotten story of the scientific pioneers behind early aviation and the founding of astrophysics. Samuel Pierpont Langley, John and Phoebe Brashear, and James Keeler embarked on studies of the sun and skies in the 19th century, an era when many dismissed astronomy as "junk science." They endured years of enormous hardships, demoralizing setbacks and humiliating failures to ultimately make world-changing contributions to science and technology. This documentary features interviews with scientists, academics, historians and observatory archivists, including astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson of the American Museum of Natural History. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 am
    Natural Heroes [#601H] Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution Paint that self-cleans like a lotus leaf? Gecko-foot technology? Explore biomimicry, the science of emulating nature's best ideas to solve human problems. Set in South Africa, SECOND NATURE follows Time magazine "Hero of the Environment" Janine Benyus as she illustrates how organisms in nature can teach us to be more sustainable engineers, chemists, architects, and business leaders. After 3.8 billion years, nature has discovered how to survive and thrive. Benyus brings deep affection for the natural world as she guides us toward a vision of a planet in balance between human progress and ecosystem survival. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#133] Sand A sandstorm has buried Animal Junction in sand, which is perfect for the meerkats, scorpion and camel that stop by for a visit. Zoboo, Chris and Martin explain how each of these creatures is suited for living in a dry, desert climate. Jackie walks along the beach looking for shells, but she doesn't take any with her because some of these shells are homes to the hermit crab. She decides to build a beautiful sand castle for her crab friends instead. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1009H] Snow Stops Play No Snow For Thomas - It's a snowy day, but Thomas doesn't want to wear his snow plow. So he decides to hide it and pretends he doesn't know where it is. Sir Topham Hatt has no choice but to leave Thomas in his shed and send Emily out to clear the tracks instead. Thomas sees Emily having fun in the snow and goes in search of his plow, but the snow has covered everything and Thomas soon becomes stuck in the thick snowfall. Frozen Turntable - One cold evening the steam engines return to Tidmouth Sheds and discover the turntable is frozen stuck and only one berth is accessible. Gordon thinks he should have it, but Thomas insists they need to save it for Percy who is out on the mail run. All the other engines find other places to stay for the night, but none of them are good enough for Gordon who comes back and takes Percy's berth. But soon the tables are turned when it is Gordon who becomes stuck. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4264H] Goodbye Pacifier Curly Bear is unsure about giving up her binky, so Elmo tries to help. He remembers when he had a binky and how hard it was for him to say goodbye to it too. The first thing he tried was putting all his binkies in a box for Leela to give to her sister's new baby, but he missed his binkies so much that he searched around his room and found another one. Next, he tried exchanging his binky for a stuffed bunny at Hooper's Store, but that didn't work and he traded it back. Next, he tried leaving it for the binky fairy. Elmo put his binky under his pretend pillow, and Abby did her magic and turned the binky into a dollar bill, but then Elmo took that dollar and bought another binky with it! Baby Bear asks him how he finally gave up his binky, and Elmo explains that he had a talk with Gordon about being a big monster and trying to only use his binky sometimes until he finally wouldn't want it anymore. Then, they sang a song about saying goodbye to his binky, and at the end, Elmo was finally ready to give it up. After hearing the song, Curly Bear realizes that she is ready to say goodbye to her binky too, and hands it over to Baby Bear. Everyone is very proud of her, and she feels great about her decision. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#116] My Blanky/with Friends Like You * My Blanky: Emily Elizabeth tells Nina that she still sleeps with her baby blanket. Later, Nina inadvertently shares this information with Shun. Soon, everyone knows about Emily Elizabeth's "blanky." When she discovers this, Emily Elizabeth is upset with Nina, but Nina doesn't understand why she should apologize when Emily Elizabeth never explicitly told her that this information was a secret. With Evan's help, Nina learns that confidences between friends really shouldn't be broken and she apologizes to Emily Elizabeth.
    * With Friends Like You: Jorge, in an attempt to retrieve a ball from the other side of a fence finds himself stuck. His friends try to get him out but Clifford comes up with an idea that does the trick. Jorge is so indebted to Clifford he vows to repay him and, as a result, bombards Clifford with kind favors and words. At first, Clifford enjoys this special treatment but, pretty soon, Jorge's acts of gratitude become overwhelming. Clifford helps Jorge learn that helping your friends is an implicit part of any friendship.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#113] Dog Who Cried Woof/Doing The Right Thing * The Dog Who Cried Woof - After overhearing Samuel tell the kids a scary story about Whiffy the Skunk Ghost, Clifford and T-Bone get a bit spooked. Cleo takes the opportunity to play a series of naughty tricks on them, but then finds them not believing her when she really needs them! She learns that it isn't nice to play tricks on people.
    * periences a guilt-induced dream where his conscience tries to show him the right thing to do. T-Bone listens and learns that it's always best to do the right thing.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#205H] Sid's Super Kick! In his backyard, Sid is pretending to be "Super Sid!" To show his super strength, he kicks a soccer ball really hard and it sails across the yard. But when he tries to kick it to a nearby tree with the same might, the ball once again sails really far. On a special trip to the Science Center, Sid and his friends investigate how using lots of force makes something move really far and fast-just like kicking a soccer ball! (Educational objective - Force) duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    WordWorld [#101H] Runaway O/Happy Birthday, Dog! * Runaway O - When Sheep and Bear open Cat's box of Os, one rolls away, sending them on a madcap chase to catch it before Cat wakes up.
    * Happy Birthday, Dog! - It's Dog's birthday and all his friends are planning a surprise party. There's just one problem - they need a cake! Frog must get to the party safely without Dog finding out.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#404H] The Inside Story/A Monkey, A Plan, A Canal * The Inside Story - George doesn't feel so well. He's sneezing and can't taste Chef Pisghetti's sauce. He learns that he has a germ inside that's given him a cold. George wishes he could make the germ go away so he could feel better. Gnocchi curls up with George and they both go to sleep. In his dream, George wakes up inside himself, with Gnocchi at his side. They are facing that pesky germ - the bluesy, singing Toots and his Germettes, who have set up camp inside George. George wants them to leave, but they are having a wonderful time and never want to go! George and Gnocchi chase Toots through George's body (nose, stomach and lungs) in an effort to evict him. Will they succeed? And if so, how?
    * A Monkey, A Plan, A Canal - Oh no! George and Allie find that a dry spell has lowered the water level of Lake Wanasink Lake and one of their fish friends got trapped in a small pond away from it's family! What's a monkey and girl to do? Trying to put the fish in a pail to carry it over doesn't work. George decides to dig a canal between the lake and the little pond. This would work except that the small pond is downhill from the lake and fish can't swim up hill. With some help from Bill, George realizes his canal needs a lock. Even though this is big work for a little monkey, George is up to it! Once George figures out how to build it, will the fish use it and swim back to his family?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#103H] Many Ants Make Light Work/Nest Best Thing * Many Ants Make Light Work - Nick and Sally are trying to put up a tent in their backyard but it's not working! Nick is pulling when Sally is pushing and it's just making a giant heap! Good thing the Cat knows a million trillion friends who are experts at teamwork! He whisks the kids off to visit an ant colony where Nick and Sally learn that you can do anything when you work together!
    * Nest Best Thing - Nick and Sally have found some bird eggs in their backyard, but their nest is destroyed. Where are they going to keep them? The Cat in the Hat brings them to an expert nest builder, Mrs. Robin, who shows the children how to build a nest especially for those robin eggs.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Super Why! [#148Z] Cinderella: The Prince's Side of the Story Red and Little Boy Blue are playing some music together when Little Boy Blue suddenly disappears! This is just like when Cinderella left the ball without finishing her dance. To solve the mystery, Super Why and his friends soar into Cinderella's fairytale once again, and this time they talk to the prince! Educational Objectives: To learn about thinking creatively, investigate the alphabet, 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 [#119H] King Cryolophosaurus/Buddy The Tracker * King Cryolophosaurus - Buddy, Tiny, Don and Mom meet a reclusive, singing dinosaur named King who has a big swooping crest on his head and a voice that sounds an awful lot like Elvis Presley.
    * Buddy the Tracker - Buddy and Don are "footprint detectives" as they track and find creatures they know at the Big Pond. The plot thickens when they discover fossilized tracks that are millions of years old!
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4408H] Me Amigita Rosita Rosita writes her own book about her life on Sesame Street and what being Mexican means to her. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation, Literacy duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1002] Airplanes and Boats * Airplanes: BJ brings his brand new toy plane to the park. Riff borrows the plane while BJ is off playing. Unfortunately, curiosity gets the best of Riff and he ends up taking the plane apart to see how it works. Luckily, BJ isn't mad when he finds out. Instead, he shows Riff how to put the plane back together again.
    * Boats: Baby Bop is having a great time playing with her homemade boat. However, what she really wants is to ride in a big boat. Barney takes her to look at boats on the computer while BJ and Riff work on a big surprise for her. When Barney and Baby Bop return to the playground, they discover that BJ and Riff have built a sailing ship on the play set for Baby Bop!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#417] All in a Day Caillou does a lot in a day, and today he wants to dress himself, only his Mommy is doing the laundry and he doesn't have any clean clothes, so Daddy and Caillou decide to play a dressing game with Daddy's old clothes. While preparing a picnic lunch with Mom, Caillou tests a bit too much of everything. He has no room left to eat the special sandwich Clementine made for him. His appetite comes back while watching squirrels storing food in their houses for the winter. Later that day, it's bath time, only Caillou doesn't like to take baths. Daddy turns bath time into playtime with a motorboat and a big bottle of bubble bath. And, when the car breaks down Caillou, Rosie and Dad have to pull over. Caillou comforts Rosie who becomes afraid when smoke comes out of the engine. Caillou is overjoyed when the tow truck arrives. Everyone rides to the garage and Caillou is in charge of holding Rosie's hand and explaining all the scary sounds. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 2:00 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#703H] Safe and Sound Henry's Health & Safety - Victor explains the meaning of Health and Safety to Henry while he is visiting the Steam Works. Henry is so concerned about safety on Sodor that he keeps changing things that are already safe. He takes Rocky to move telegraph poles from the tracks which are safely there to be collected by Percy. Henry gets Rocky to lift Percy off the tracks. Sir Topham Hatt sees Percy hanging in mid air and soon tells Henry that he is causing chaos on the tracks. Henry realizes that Percy is safe and asks Rocky to lower him to the ground. Henry is then happy to take Rocky to help with a real emergency on Sodor. Henry's Magic Box - It's the Winter Holidays on Sodor and all the engines are very excited. Henry he has been given a very special box to deliver to a field. He goes back to the field later to check on the box but it has disappeared and replaced with a Christmas tree! Sir Topham Hatt also asks Henry to tell the engines to meet by the field that night, but Henry is so worried about the missing box that he forgets to tell everyone. Sir Topham Hatt meets a worried Henry and tells him that the Christmas trees have come from the special box. Henry is relieved and tells the engines to come to the field. The trees are lit with beautiful sparkling lights and Sir Topham Hatt appears from behind the trees dressed as Santa Claus. The engines toot and cheer! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Bob the Builder [#608] A Cold Day in the Valley It's the grand opening of the Bobland Bay Promenade. As Bob and the team put up some spectacular lights for the big ceremony, Bristle the street-cleaner arrives to keep the new town spotlessly clean. Before long, important items are missing. It's a mystery, but Bob puts the clues together and they all point to Bristle! Is he really the culprit? Zoomer the skidoo is staying with Bob in Sunflower Valley. When a huge snowfall blocks the whole valley, Zoomer's caterpillar tracks are ideal to help Scoop find his way through the snow with his snowplough to clear the valley. But Zoomer is impatient and easily distracted. When he sees a distressed little rabbit he leaves Scoop on his own. With no expert guidance, Scoop drives into a deep snow bank and gets stuck. Zoomer is very sorry. He was only trying to help the little rabbit, but Bob has a great machine-inspired idea to help the animals! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    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)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#134] Water Creatures When two African penguins stop by Animal Junction, Zoboo, Chris and Martin talk about water creatures. Even though penguins are birds, they swim instead of flying. But these penguins aren't swimming! Finally, they realize it's because the pool water is too warm for them. But when the water is chilled with ice cubes, there's no stopping the penguins! Jaguars love to swim, too, and the Kratts play ball in the big pond with a black jaguar who stops by. Jackie has a new goldfish named Sunny, who is also sensitive about water temperature. To keep from shocking Sunny, Jackie puts his bag into the aquarium until the water in the bag is the same temperature as the aquarium. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#211H] Rainforest Stew When Chris and Martin go in search of an obscure rainforest creature to add to their Life Lists, the Wild Kratts becomes embroiled in the complex relationships of a tropical rainforest. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#1608H] Buster's Book Battle/on the Buster Scale * Buster's Book Battle - Lakewood Elementary has just instituted IRP; a program where kids can earn points (and prizes!) for reading. Buster's thrilled and gets to work straight away! But will he earn enough points for a skateboard?
    * On the Buster Scale - Buster and Brain never agree on movies. Buster rates every film a 10+, while Brain doesn't seem to like anything... Only one of them can be right.. .or so they think.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#502H] The Puppy Tooth Fairy/Martha's Blue Period The Puppy Tooth Fairy - Martha is hit with a stark realization: the Tooth Fairy doesn't like dogs. Determined to right a wrong, Martha and Skits bound boldly into the night as the Puppy Tooth Fairies. The problem is puppies lose a lot of teeth. So do kittens and elephants and..."gulp"...whales? Vocabulary: (E) anticipation/ing, exhausted, dejected, determined, concerned. Martha's Blue Period - It's impossible. It's unthinkable. It's unbearable. Helen is leaving Martha and going to art camp. Full of separation anxiety, Martha's melancholy clouds even her ability to help T.D. take off his shoes. Feeling blue without her companion, Helen pours her feelings into her paintings. Vocabulary: (E) morose, pitifu, sentimental, mope(ing), blue. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    WordGirl [#219] Oh, Holiday Cheese/Change Day * Oh, Holiday Cheese - The Botsfords kick off the holiday festivities with a cheese party. With lots of cheese and sing-a-longs, the party is a huge success until Dr. Two Brains shows up with his cheese-swiping ray. Can WordGirl save the party and get Dr. Two Brains into the holiday spirit? Vocabulary Words: Curmudgeon, Festivity.
    * Change Day - Everyone is bringing their loose change to the bank to convert it into savings. What will happen when the Butcher locks Becky and Bob in the vault? Will the city's police officers be able to stop him when WordGirl can't come to the rescue? Vocabulary Words: Quandary, Fidget.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#210H] To Touch A Hummingbird Martin and Chris realize that the Hummingbird might be the ultimate flier in the Creature world and ask Aviva to create a new power disc with its powers. The only problem - it's not easy to touch Hummingbird! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32266] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, five years after Madoff, his victims recall the long road back and the uncertainty that lies ahead. And, farmers may one day use commercial drones. So might energy companies. Now the government is trying to figure out the rules for an industry expected to balloon. duration 28:00   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#308H] Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. We climb Roman ruins in Nimes, explore a papal palace in Avignon, and savor vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. Crossing acres of wispy vineyards, we explore the Cotes du Rhone and more wonders of the South of France. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:32 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#303H] Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life After exploring the half-timbered charm of Rouen, we reflect on Monet's lily ponds, peek in on local artisans, and set up an easel at Honfleur's harbor. We venture into composer Eric Satie's eccentric world and feast on the finest of Normandy cuisine. After pondering sacrifice and celebrating freedom on the D-Day beaches, we hike with pilgrims to the enchanted island abbey of Mont St. Michel. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:08 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#501H] Burgundy: Profound France Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where nature is as sophisticated as the people. Traditions are strong here. We'll slow down to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic, and floatable delights. We'll travel on a canal barge, visit a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, build a barrel, appreciate fine Burgundy wine, slurp escargot, and eat very, very well. If you're looking for the quintessential French culture, you'll find it in Burgundy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:43 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#706H] Paris: Regal and Intimate In Paris, amidst all of its grandeur, the little joys of life are still embraced. In this first of 2 episodes on Paris, we cruise the Seine River, visit Napoleon's tomb, and take in the Louvre. Then we feel the pulse of Paris - shopping in village-like neighborhoods, attending church in a grand pipe organ loft, and celebrating the mother of all revolutions with a big, patriotic Bastille Day bang. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:19 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#707H] Paris: Embracing Life and Art In this second of 2 episodes on Europe's "City of Light," we ride a unicorn into the Middle Ages at the Cluny Museum, take a midnight Paris joyride in a classic car, get an extremely close-up look at heavenly stained glass in Sainte-Chapelle, go on a tombstone pilgrimage at Pere Lachaise Cemetery, and savor the Parisian cafe scene. Few cites are so confident in their expertise in good living - and as travelers, we get to share in that uniquely Parisian joie de vivre. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    BrainChange with David Perlmutter, MD This program reveals the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates on the human brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health. Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.
    The vast majority of us don't realize that our seemingly "healthy" daily habits are silently aggravating our nervous systems and setting us up for serious brain ailments. This program shows that the fate of your brain is not in your genes. It's in the food you eat. Dr. Perlmutter, a leading international authority on nutritional medicine, has a disturbing yet empowering message: our brains are highly sensitive to certain proteins and sugars that are ubiquitous today - in our hand creams and organic ice creams, cocktails and coffees, multi-grain breads, whole fruits, and even brand name pharmaceuticals.
    Dr. Perlmutter shows us how to prevent, treat, and reverse a wide array of brain-related disorders by eliminating specific foods from our diets and making smarter lifestyle choices. His new book, Grain Brain, is the first book of its kind to explore the insidious role our highly touted low-fat, high-carb diets play in a host of neurological conditions.
    Dr. Perlmutter is both a board-certified neurologist and a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He also runs his own private practice, The Perlmutter Health Center, in Naples, Florida.
    duration 1:27:27   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Bluegrass Underground [#302H] Andrew Bird Singer/violinist, multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird has brightened the national alternative scene for more than 15 years, first making a name with his band Bowl of Fire. Bird last year released the acclaimed Break It Yourself and has earned notice on the film festival circuit for the concert documentary Andrew Bird: Fever Year. With indie-folk rock, whistling and cameo performances by Tift Merritt, this is a most unpredictable show (in the best way, of course). duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3053] Tavis talks with award-winning film composer and music producer Hans Zimmer. The preeminent talent in composing film music reflects on why he accepted the task of scoring the feature drama, 12 Years a Slave. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 12:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1112H] End of the World As We Know It ABIOGENESIS - New Zealand
    In this ingenious science fiction short animation, a mysterious mechanical device lands on a desolate world and use the planet to undergo a startling transformation that has profound implications for an entire galaxy. Directed by Richard Mans.
    ARMADINGEN - Germany
    Walter lives with his wife Helga on an isolated farm in northern Germany. The marriage has grown cold over the years, their love having been long since replaced by routine. One late summer morning, Walter hears on his tractor radio news of an enormous asteroid hurtling towards the earth. All attempts to prevent impact are futile. Mankind will be annihilated in sixteen hours. Suddenly facing his own mortality, Walter finds himself contemplating the love for his wife he had all but forgotten. He decides to hide the news of the end of the world from her. Tormented by his dishonesty, Walter struggles to restore his marriage by giving Helga the best possible last day on earth. Written and directed by Philipp Kassbohrer. Principal cast: Gernot Hertel and Karin Graf.
    duration 27:52   STEREO TVG
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    • KQED all channels, planned overnight maintenance: early Fri 12/19 midnight-6am

      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

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      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

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KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9

KQED 9
Channels 9.1, 54.2 & 25.1 - Monterey (KQET)
XFINITY 9 and HD 709

All widescreen and HD programs

KQED Plus

KQED +
Channels 54, 54.1, 9.2 & 25.2 - Monterey
XFINITY 10 and HD 2710

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life
Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World
Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me
Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids
Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192

Quality children's programming parents love too