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KQED Plus: Sunday, December 15, 2013

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Sunday, December 15, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Il Volo Buon Natale The young Italian trio is celebrating the holidays with their brand new special, performed before an enthusiastic audience and adoring fans amidst a backdrop of Santa hats, decorated Christmas trees, and beautifully wrapped presents. Performing with the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Il Volo takes on standards like "O Holy Night," "Ave Maria, " "Silent Night," "Panis Angelicus," and "Blue Christmas." And their impish charm is on full display for upbeat renditions of "Let It Snow, " "Jingle Bell Rock," and "Feliz Navidad." duration 1:26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Great Performances [#3812B] Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn Barbra Streisand makes a historic homecoming "Back to Brooklyn" at the new Barclays Center arena, marking the superstar's first Brooklyn concert since her childhood years. Joined by special guests Il Volo and Chris Botti, Streisand performs an extensive selection of songs from throughout her five decade career, including a touching duet with her son Jason Gould. duration 2:56:02   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Blenko Glass: Behind The Scenes Journey to the hills of Milton, West Virginia, into the heat of Blenko Glassworks and see first-hand how Blenko handmade glass is created, from start to finish. Each step in the Blenko glass-making process is accomplished by human hand, eyes, and he arts, not by impersonal machines. duration 1:29:30   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#132] Spots and Stripes Spots and stripes are great camouflage for creatures, helping them blend into their environments. When Zoboo, Chris and Martin see striped and spotted creatures (tiger cub, serval cats, Dalmatian puppies, coati babies and a skunk), they're inspired to paint Animal Junction in spots and stripes. Zoboo takes that inspiration a step further when he paints spots on Martin and stripes on Chris while they're both asleep. Zoboo paints himself with spots and stripes, and the gang learns about being a camouflaged creature. Jackie says that milk weed plants may look like weeds but they're home for striped monarch caterpillars, so please don't pick them. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#903H] If A Job's Worth Doing duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4404H] Latino Festival There's a street festival on Sesame Street celebrating Spanish culture and language. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#115] Your Secret Valentine/Perfect Pet * Your Secret Valentine: It's Clifford's first Valentine's Day and he wants to make a golden retriever pup his new friend by making her his Valentine. Unfortunately, Norville and Jorge convince him that he has to impress her first with tricks and feats of strength and generosity. Daffodil disagrees. She keeps telling Clifford to be himself. Luckily, someone else shows him just how nice being yourself can be.
    * Perfect Pet: When the animals find out that Shun is going to get a pet, they each try to influence his opinion. But, rather than convincing him to get one type of pet over another, they make him decide not to get any pet at all. Realizing their mistake, they put their heads together to help Shun find the perfect pet.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#112] Little Clifford/Welcome to Birdwell Island * Little Clifford - In this flashback story, we learn how Emily and Clifford got together and how Emily's unconditional love changed the "runt" of the litter into the biggest dog around!
    * Welcome To Birdwell Island - This flashback episode tells the story of the day the Howards moved to Birdwell Island. The town is full of preconceived ideas about how "a big dog can mean big problems" for the island, but they soon learn that Clifford has much to offer, and that they shouldn't make assumptions before they know the facts.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#204H] Ignatz's Inertia Sid is sending his toy panda Ignatz on yet another adventure! He places him on top of a skateboard and rolls him across the patio. The skateboard comes to an abrupt stop when it bumps into a wooden bench, but Ignatz keeps moving forward and flies into the air! Sid is curious why Ignatz didn't stop moving too, so he and his friends investigate and discover that things in motion stay in motion until they are stopped-and that's inertia! (Educational objective - Inertia) duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    WordWorld [#305H] Race to the Spaceship/Sandbox Surprise Race to the Spaceship - Frog must help Robot get to the top of WordWorld's highest mountain and build a spaceship in time to play spaceship tag. By adding one word to another, the WordFriends learn how to make a car, boat and bike go faster. Sandbox Surprise - Duck and Dog become curious about compound words when they discover the word "sandbox" is made of two words. How many words can they pull apart in WordWorld before chaos breaks loose? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#205] Grease Monkeys In Space/Pinata Vision * Grease Monkeys in Space: The Man with the Yellow Hat's dream of space travel is finally coming true! He's been assigned to repair a large telescope, but on the day of the big launch Professors Weisman, Pizza and Einstein realize that it's actually a two-man - or rather, a one-man and one-monkey - job. Soon it's up to George to complete the mission and replace the telescope's batteries. George has only a few minutes before his air runs out to accomplish his task and remember his right, his left and his shapes. Can George save the day or will the space walk turn into a space "whoops"? * Pinata Vision: When George attends Betsy's birthday party he is ready for a day of fun with friends. Steve and Betsy blindfold George and give him the first shot at breaking open the birthday pinata - but when George swings the bat without any sense of where he's aiming, he makes a grand mess instead. To help George improve his game, Steve blindfolds George and sets him off to try and find Charkie - and George navigates his way around the city by using only his hands, ears and sense of touch. His adventure leads him to some familiar places and ultimately back to the sweet pinata prize! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#217H] Paper Chase/A Polar Adventure * Paper Chase - Sally and Nick are making paper airplanes, but have run out of paper! Luckily Cat's friend Dr. Twiggles can help them! Off to the Woody Wood Woods to see him. There, Dr. Twiggles shows them how to make new paper out of old paper - recycling! They watch how the old paper is shredded, then water and cleaner are added to make it into a thick, soupy mess! Then they put it through rollers that flatten it into large sheets of paper! Now Nick and Sally can make their airplanes, and the best part, they used recycled paper!
    * A Polar Adventure - Nick and Sally have lost Teddy outside, they need to find him, bears don't like the snow! Well some bears do, proclaims the Cat. In Freeze-Your-Knees-Snowland, Cat's friend Polly the polar bear loves the snow! They meet Polly and her two bear cubs and learn how their thick fur keeps them warm and how their long claws keep them from slipping on the ice. When a storm blows in, Polly keeps everyone warm in her den. Polar bears really do like the cold! Back home, Sally finds Teddy buried under the snow, but he was nice and safe in his own little den!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#205H] Pasta Explore the art of making fresh pasta from scratch with Martha and her friend Michael White, chef, restaurateur and pasta specialist. Learn how to make the dough and then form it into strands by hand or with a pasta machine, and to hand-shape dough into shapes such as farfalle and tortelli. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1226H] Bistro-Style Steak and Potatoes Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the five-star meal at home and serves it with Potato Galette. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for wine openers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#509H] Forgotten Cookies Test cook Julia Collin Davison revives a classic recipe for Melting Moments cookies. Then, host Christopher Kimball answers questions from viewers. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for toasters. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make Fairy Gingerbread. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Bringing It Home with Laura McIntosh [#112H] Fresh from Mexico Chef Scott Samuel. Farro & Blueberry Salad with Cucumber Italian Parsley and Sherry Vinaigrette, Grilled Watermelon Salad with Roasted Figs, Napa Style Ratatouille with Grilled New York Steak. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#406H] Zeni Ethiopian, Quinn's Lighthouse, Aquerello The unexpected unites the three restaurants this week. Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant's surprising location makes it a "find". Flying peanuts hitting the floor at Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub make a casual statement while Aquerello's historical location support the quiet elegance of the old church's surroundings. duration 27:26   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Chef's Life [#107H] Muscadine Time Ben, Vivian and the twins pick muscadine grapes at a small local vineyard while learning the history of this native grape. Vivian visits Mike and Gator, her grape suppliers, and makes homemade wine. Back at the restaurant, Vivian makes a pizza with mulled muscadines, and Ben tests this new creation during their first stressful pizza night in the wine shop. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Mind of A Chef, The [#207H] Low Country Bbq Sean has a deep and abiding love for his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. The people are amazing, and the local cuisine is even better. In this episode, Sean highlights both the people and food of Charleston by preparing an epic outdoor feast on his friend's farm. Legendary pit-master Rodney Scott spends the day roasting a whole pig while Sean and his friend Clammer Dave go clamming and harvest oysters for an open pit oyster roast. To finish off the feast, Sean prepares frogmore stew made from the bounty of the Charleston bay. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:30 pm
    Farm Holiday Special with Ian Knauer Celebrate the holidays with The Farm's host Ian Knauer (From Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie & Gourmet's Adventures with Ruth) as your guide. Learn new takes on classic family dishes like dried cranberry dressing with home made crusty bread and smoked-braised duck and follow along as Ian builds a smoker from parts he finds on the farm. Family and friends gather to enjoy the garden-to-table feast. duration 26:05   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Lidia Celebrates America [#101H] Holiday Tables & Traditions The first episode features four very different holiday tables and traditions: an Italian Christmas Eve with actors Mo Rocca and Stanley Tucci; a Mexican-American Christmas with four generations of the Cortez family in San Antonio; a Chinese New Year celebration with the Fong-Torres family in San Francisco; and a Jewish-American Passover in New York. duration 56:20   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Agatha Christie's Poirot [#503] Yellow Iris Hastings tells Poirot about a new restaurant opening in London which has the same name as one Poirot visited two years ago in Buenos Aires. A yellow iris arrives with the post, which further reminds Poirot of his trip. Iris, one of his dinner companions in Buenos Aires, was murdered and Poirot was unceremoniously deported before he could investigate. Could the mysterious arrival of the flower be a request for Poirot to pick up the case again? duration 50:45   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 pm
    Lady Vanishes: Masterpiece Mystery! A young socialite (newcomer Tuppence Middleton) suspects foul play when a young woman inexplicably disappears from a train, in a new adaptation of the classic thriller based on Ethel Lina White's 1936 novel The Wheel Spins. Also starring Keeley Hawes (Upstairs Downstairs) and Tom Hughes. duration 1:23:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [#118] duration 26:53   TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Death In Paradise [#111H] DI Richard Poole is baffled by an apparent suicide at a plastic surgery clinic. duration 54:12   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Life of Mammals [#110Z] Food for Thought Human beings appear to be unique amongst mammals - we live in huge cities, we walk on two legs and we have language. But how far have we really come from our mammal heritage? Are we really as different as we think from other mammals?
    To answer these questions we journey from the urban jungle to the real jungle. This is the natural home of apes. In the forests of Borneo, David meets a remarkable orangutan who has learnt how to row boats and wash clothes by imitating humans. You may be surprised that an ape can do something so human, but of course we are apes too. Food and how apes find it has been key to the evolution of large brains - something that all apes share with humans.
    But are we similar to apes in the way that we think? David communicates with Koko the gorilla in sign language and cracks nuts with chimps in the Congo who have learnt this tradition from watching humans. We visit the famous chimps of Gombe to witness another tradition common to both humans and chimps - hunting for meat.
    Humans are different from apes because we walk on two feet - or are we? David wades through water with a remarkable group of chimps that give us a unique window into our past. There are only four men on earth who can run a kudu antelope to its death. They are Kalahari bushmen - this 'persistence hunt' is thought to link modern humans to the earliest form of human hunting. Humans hunt animals with more techniques than any other mammals and have learnt to shape wild animals to our needs with domestication.
    But the ultimate control is when you can grow your own foods... anywhere. Man began to reshape the earth into patterns that can be seen from space - from the hand-sculpted rice terraces in China to the vast irrigated wheat circles in the desert of Arizona. Once a surplus of food could be made and stored, humans could settle. David travels to the remote thatched granaries of the Dogon tribe of Mali, to an ancient mud city,and then to the ruins of one of the great capitals of the Mayan civilisation to trace the evolution of human settlement from villages to great cities. The temples of Tikal used to be the highest building in the Americas until the skyscrapers of New York were built. So why did the city collapse? Satellite technology reveals that over-intensive agriculture was probably to blame.
    Can modern day city-dwellers avoid a similar fate? NASA scientists believe that they have come up with a way of genetically modifying plants with jellyfish genes so that they can be remotely grown and monitored on Mars. David launches the latest plant experiments in a recent shuttle launch.
    'Now we are looking for food not just on our planet but beyond our planet to others. Perhaps the time has now come when we should put that into reverse. Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, maybe we should control the population to ensure the survival of our environment.'
    duration 50:06   STEREO
  • 9:00 pm
    Dust Bowl [#101H] The Great Plow Up In the first episode, feel the full force of the worst manmade environmental disaster in America's history as survivors recall the terror of the dust storms, the desperation of hungry families and how they managed to find hope even as the earth and heavens seemed to turn against them. duration 1:55:16   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Xmas Without China Tom Xia emigrated from mainland China to California at age eight. A series of Chinese toy recalls forces Xia's neighbors, the Joneses, to have their son tested for lead poisoning. With China's assent to world superpower status heating up American fears, Xia challenges the Joneses to make it through the Christmas season without any Chinese products, beginning a journey to find American identity amongst all the American media hype, Chinese nationalist propaganda and cultural misunderstandings. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#249H] Gunfighter Nation Cultural historian and scholar Richard Slotkin has spent his adult life studying the violence that has swirled through American history and taken root deep in our culture. He has written an acclaimed trilogy on the myth of the frontier that has shaped our nation's imagination. In Regeneration through Violence, The Fatal Environment, Gunfighter Nation, and other works of history and fiction, he tracks how everything from literature, movies and television to society and politics has been influenced by this violent past - including the gun culture that continues to dominate, wound and kill. And he outlines how, in America's frantic expansion across an opulent continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific, this country embraced a mythology of the frontier. With it came the folklore of gun-slinging, brave white settlers taming the wilderness to justify and romanticize an unhappy record of subjugation, violence and bloodshed.
    On this one year anniversary of the massacre at Newtown, Connecticut - a massacre that took the lives of 20 school children and 6 educators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School - Bill Moyers speaks with Professor Slotkin, who recently retired from a distinguished teaching career at Wesleyan University, just 45 minutes from Newtown. "The myth holds," Slotkin tells Moyers. "And it is stronger than the reality. Because those guns, particularly the Colt, are associated with one of the most active phases - and most interesting phases - of expansion. And therefore it has the magic of a tool - the gun that won the west, the guns that created the American democracy and made equality possible."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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