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KQED Plus: Sunday, December 29, 2013

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Sunday, December 29, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii Elvis Presley made television and entertainment history with this TV concert special. The performance took place at the Honolulu International Center Arena in Hawaii on January 14, 1973. At 12:30am Hawaiian time, the concert was beamed live via Globecam Satellite to Australia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, The Philippines, South Vietnam and other countries. It attracted 37.8% of the viewers in Japan, 91.8% in the Philippines, 70% in Hong Kong, and 70-80% of the viewers in Korea. It was seen on a delayed basis in approximately 30 European countries later the same day.
    It did not air in the US until April 4th, when an edited version of the concert, expanded with songs videotaped just after the live event, was presented on NBC. That broadcast attracted 51% of the television viewing audience. In all, it was seen in about 40 countries by 1-to-1.5 billion people. A global smash. Entertainment events presented live via satellite are common today but, in 1973, this was a first. Never before had one performer held the world's attention in such a way. This special presents Elvis Presley at the pinnacle of his superstardom, giving one of the most outstanding concert performances of his career.
    duration 1:28:19   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Paul Simon: Live at Webster Hall, New York In June 2011, Paul Simon and his 8-piece band filled the stage at Webster Hall, the historic New York City club. The packed house - the club holds only 1400 people - witnessed an intimate and highly-charged concert that spanned songs from Paul Simon's brilliant career. His repertoire ranged from his years with Art Garfunkel ("Sound of Silence") through a solo career which produced classics including "Kodachrome," "Slip Slidin' Away," "Boy in the Bubble," "Still Crazy after All These Years," and many others, through the most current and much lauded album, So Beautiful or So What, considered his best work since Graceland and Rhythm of the Saints. Paul Simon is at the top of his career, both from a performance and a creative standpoint, rare among the true geniuses of music. This concert from Webster Hall brings him to an audience in a unique and intimate setting. duration 1:29:57   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    John Denver Rocky Mountain High Live In Japan Arguably one of the most beloved American performers of the 20th century, John Denver had a career that saw him sell more than 40 million albums worldwide while winning numerous awards, including 2 Grammy Awards, 3 American Music Awards, 1 Emmy and 2 Country Music Awards. This program is a 1981 concert from his 7-show tour of Japan and features a wonderful selection of hits from his career, including 4 of his 5 #1 hits: "Annie's Song," "Calypso," "Sunshine On My Shoulders" and "Thank God I'm A Country Boy." This performance finds Denver and his band in terrific form, delighting an enthusiastic audience that included Japan's Royal Family. duration 1:29:44   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center A historic concert to celebrate the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie - America's greatest folk singer. The program captures highlights of the historic all-star concert staged in October 2012 in Washington, DC. The live concert featured performances from Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Judy Collins, Jeff Daniels (reading a letter, not singing), Ani DiFranco, Donovan, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, John Mellencamp, Tom Morello, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lucinda Williams, and many others. duration 1:29:19   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley The intensity of Elvis Presley's love and devotion for gospel music is revealed in this documentary. Narrated by veteran newscaster Sander Vanocur, Presley's story is told with vintage photos, interviews and video footage, including some never-before-available scenes of Elvis's impromptu offstage gospel performances. Many interviews reveal that Presley's unshakable commitment to gospel music was tested many times by producers and record label executives, who were later to be surprised when the Grammys overlooked Presley's No. 1 hits in favor of three of his best gospel performances. duration 59:12   STEREO
  • 7:00 am
    Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii Elvis Presley made television and entertainment history with this TV concert special. The performance took place at the Honolulu International Center Arena in Hawaii on January 14, 1973. At 12:30am Hawaiian time, the concert was beamed live via Globecam Satellite to Australia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, The Philippines, South Vietnam and other countries. It attracted 37.8% of the viewers in Japan, 91.8% in the Philippines, 70% in Hong Kong, and 70-80% of the viewers in Korea. It was seen on a delayed basis in approximately 30 European countries later the same day.
    It did not air in the US until April 4th, when an edited version of the concert, expanded with songs videotaped just after the live event, was presented on NBC. That broadcast attracted 51% of the television viewing audience. In all, it was seen in about 40 countries by 1-to-1.5 billion people. A global smash. Entertainment events presented live via satellite are common today but, in 1973, this was a first. Never before had one performer held the world's attention in such a way. This special presents Elvis Presley at the pinnacle of his superstardom, giving one of the most outstanding concert performances of his career.
    duration 1:28:19   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Aaron Neville: Doo Wop: My True Story This program features iconic Soul/R&B vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Aaron Neville performing songs from his Doo-Wop inspired album, My True Story. An incredible array of musicians and guests will join Neville, including: Greg Leisz on guitar (Beck, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams), George G. Receli on drums (Bob Dylan, James Brown), Tony Scherr on bass (Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright), Charles Neville on saxophone (Neville Brothers); Michael Goods on organ/piano, Joel Katz, David Johnson and Earl Smith, Jr. on background vocals and, finally, special guests Paul Simon and Joan Osbourne. Captured at the Brooklyn Bowl in November 2012, the concert featured special guests including Eugene Pitt of the Jive Five (who co-wrote the album's title song), and Dickie Harmon from the Del-Vikings. duration 1:29:15   SRND51 TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Human Nature Sings Motown with Special Guest Smokey Robinson This program features the superlative talents of Australia's #1 selling vocal group, the 4 members of Human Nature, presented by Smokey Robinson, and backed by a 9-piece band with a full stage production which evokes the Motown period while the 4 singers tell the stories of the Motown songs while wearing the classic wardrobes which characterized the legendary Motown acts and they perform the greatest hits which marked the Motown Sound. duration 57:15   SRND51 TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center A historic concert to celebrate the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie - America's greatest folk singer. The program captures highlights of the historic all-star concert staged in October 2012 in Washington, DC. The live concert featured performances from Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Judy Collins, Jeff Daniels (reading a letter, not singing), Ani DiFranco, Donovan, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, John Mellencamp, Tom Morello, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lucinda Williams, and many others. duration 1:29:19   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:00 pm
    Judy Garland: Duets Judy Garland and guest stars from her weekly TV series perform classic duets. Guests include Mel Torme, Bobby Darin, Lena Horne, Barbra Streisand, Ethel Merman, Vic Damone, Tony Bennett, Mickey Rooney, and of course, daughter Liza Minnelli. duration 58:13   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    From Gershwin to Garland: A Musical Journey with Richard Glazier Weaving fascinating commentary with entertaining piano performances, this program provides viewers with an opportunity to gain new understanding of - and renewed appreciation for - the great American composers and singers of the past. In an intimate studio setting, renowned pianist Richard Glazier performs "Embraceable You," "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "An American in Paris," "Body and Soul," "Concerto in F," "Bess, You is My Woman Now," "Boy Next Door," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Trolley Song," "Over the Rainbow" and "Rhapsody in Blue." duration 1:29:25   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    PianoGuys: Live at Red Butte Garden, The This music show features a live performance in a spectacular venue in the foothills of Salt Lake City, combined with the wildly-popular music videos which have taken the internet by storm. This show will introduce them to PBS audiences, and also revel the "secrets" behind their unique blend of classical and popular music, and why it has connected so well with music lovers of all ages. duration 1:27:55   SRND51 TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    John Tesh Big Band Live Emmy winner and Grammy nominee John Tesh and his 12-piece ensemble perform big-band music from the 1920s through the '50s. This special takes viewers on a trip down memory lane with all-new arrangements of standards, including "I've Got the World on a String," "The Way You Look Tonight," "In the Mood," and "Summer Wind," along with Tesh's own piano solos and love songs. A special segment on the music of World War II features a medley of instrumental songs from the era, punctuated by excerpts from Tesh's father's wartime diary. duration 1:29:57   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 7:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3713B] Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino International superstar Andrea Bocelli returns once again to delight fans with a concert special of classical favorites, pop standards and Brazilian jazz, this time from the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy. With 16-time Grammy-winner David Foster as music director and at the keyboard, Bocelli is joined by trumpeter Chris Botti to perform a select collection of the world's most famous love songs. duration 1:57:06   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3705(] Tony Bennett: Duets II At age 85, the legendary Tony Bennett is the oldest person to have reached the number one position on Billboard's Hot 200 chart with the release of another album of duets - which, amazingly enough, also marks Bennett's first number one album. Yet another career triumph, Duets 2 teams Bennett with a diverse roster of contemporary stars including Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Andrea Bocelli, and Michael Buble, performing more classics from the Great American Songbook, including "Body and Soul," "The Lady is a Tramp," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Speak Low," and "Stranger in Paradise." duration 1:59:53   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Matthew Morrison: Where It All Began - Live from The Bushnell Emmy, Tony, and Golden Globe-nominated star--and American heart-throb--Matthew Morrison came to national prominence through his role as the perpetually optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester on Fox TV's "Glee." The Southern California native was turning heads years earlier on the Great White Way as well and was inspired to lead a life on the stage. Matthew Morrison: Live from the Bushnell Theater puts Morrison's vocal and dance talents, and his high energy front and center for PBS audiences beginning March 2013. Accompanied by an orchestra and his band at the Bushnell Theater in Hartford, Connecticut, Morrison performs songs including "Rocket Man," "Ease on Down the Road," "Lady is a Tramp," "Sway," "Don't Mean a Thing" and more. The project is headed by Maroon 5 front man and VOICE coach Adam Levine's 222 Records. duration 59:32   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#251H] The Pope, Poverty, and Poetry * In just a few months, Pope Francis, the first in history to take the name of the patron saint of the poor, has proven to be one of the most outspoken pontiffs in recent history, especially when it comes to income inequality. He has criticized the "widening gap between those who have more and those who must be content with the crumbs." And in his recent "apostolic exhortation" on "the economy of exclusion and inequality," he said: "The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose." It remains to be seen if Pope Francis can bend the institutional Church to his exhortation, but for the moment at least, it seems as if the spirit of Occupy Wall Street has settled into a one-man occupation of the Vatican.
    Francis is the first Jesuit to ascend to the papacy, so we turn to Jesuit-educated author and historian Thomas Cahill to get his perspective. This week, Bill Moyers speaks with Cahill in a conversation on the meaning of Pope Francis and the relevance of the Church in the 21st century. Over the past two decades, Cahill has been writing a series of best-selling books he calls "The Hinges of History" - critical moments in Western civilization brought to life through the stories of individuals whose words and deeds helped make us who we are today. They include How the Irish Saved Civilization and The Gifts of the Jews. His latest is Heroes and Heretics about the new beginnings and new ideas at the heart of the Renaissance and Reformation.
    * Also on the broadcast, the poet Philip Levine joins Bill to discuss why Americans have lost sight of who really keeps the country afloat - the hard working men and women who toil, unsung and unknown, in our nation's fields and factories. During the years he himself spent in the grit, noise and heat of the assembly lines of Detroit auto plants, Levine discovered that his gift for verse could provide "a voice for the voiceless." Described by one critic as "a large, ironic Whitman of the industrial heartland," Philip Levine is the author of twenty collections of poems and books of translations and essays. He is the recipient of the Pulitzer and two National Book Awards and recently served as the nation's poet laureate at the Library of Congress.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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