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KQED Plus: Monday, March 20, 2017

Channels 9.2 •  54.1, 25.2 | XFINITY 10 and HD 710

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

Monday, March 20, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    BrainFit: 50 Ways to Grow Your Brain with Daniel Amen, MD and Tana Amen, RN Award winning psychiatrist, brain-imaging expert and 10-time New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen and his wife Tana Amen, also a New York Times bestselling author and nurse, give you 50 ways to grow your brain and their best secrets to ignite your energy and focus at any age.
    The program is divided into 3 parts:
    20 simple, practical ways to boost your brain;
    the 20 best food and supplement recommendations;
    and the 10 daily habits to keep your brain healthy for the rest of your life.
    duration 1:56:55   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Burt Bacharach's Best (My Music Presents) For over half-a-century, the immensely popular and immediately identifiable melodies of celebrated composer Burt Bacharach have touched millions of music lovers around the world. Beginning his career as an accompanist to legendary actress-singer Marlene Dietrich, Bacharach in the 1960s established himself as a topical successor to his Tin Pan Alley predecessors, creating some of the most beloved and successful pop music to ever grace radio, television and film. This special includes all the original artists performing Bacharach's hits with rare archival footage and clips from the 1960s-1970s.
    Bacharach teamed with lyricist Hal David for a stunning run of classic songs, many in tandem with songstress Dionne Warwick ("Walk On By," "Anyone Who Had A Heart," "I Say A Little Prayer," "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"). British-born Dusty Springfield enjoyed Bacharach hits with the wistful "Wishin' & Hopin'" and the seductive "The Look Of Love" while Tom Jones popularized the playful "What's New Pussycat?"
    The smashes continued in the seventies when The Carpenters reached #1 with "(They Long To Be) Close To You," following another chart-topper, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," the Oscar-winning tune sung by B.J. Thomas in the film Butch Cassidy &The Sundance Kid. "Suave and debonair" Austin Powers #2, aka film and tv start Robert Wagner is our guide for this special.
    duration 1:28:37   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Motown 25 (My Music Presents) Hosted by legendary comedian Richard Pryor, this special celebrates the 25th anniversary of Motown, with reunions of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Temptations, The Four Tops and more! Unseen for over 20 years, this incredible My Music presentation comes to KQED, featuring many major Motown artists including Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves, Jr. Walker, the Commodores, and more. duration 1:58:45   STEREO
  • 5:30 am
    Music Voyager [#607H] The Bahamas: Raking and Scraping Across The Islands This archipelago of beautiful tropical islands has long appealed to musical explorers in search of sonic treasures. In this episode, they travel to Cat Island in search of the roots of rake and scrape, the local music style Bahamians call their own. After a beach-side performance by traditionalists Bo Hog and the Rooters we head to Grand Bahama in search of Stileet, a new generation rake and scrape singer who is bringing urban attitude to the style. Then they explore the roots of spiritual music in The Bahamas with a fireside performance by multigenerational acapella group The Region Bells. From there, Shabak, the most popular contemporary gospel group in The Bahamas, gives them an uplifting performance in a beautiful 17th century cathedral. Along the way they learn how to carve up a conch, attempt to fish for their supper, and sample the intoxicating drink known as The Gully Wash. duration 25:54   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4065] Tavis talks with Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey about his performance in the film Gold. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4064] Tavis talks with Academy Award nominated director Barry Jenkins about his acclaimed film Moonlight. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1617H] French Pork Chops and Bisque Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the best French-style pork chops with apples and calvados. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of brie. Then, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the ultimate mushroom bisque. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#409H] Cooking Ahead Sometimes the easiest way to get dinner on the table on a weeknight is to cook ahead on Sunday. Eat these hearty comfort meals on Sunday, then reheat or use them in tons of other ways during the week. Sara's got Braised Brisket with "Flying Discs" and Rice with Broccoli Rabe Pesto. Plus, she'll teach you everything you need to know about grains. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Bakes [#706H] New England Join Martha as she shares four iconic recipes highlighting New England's rich culinary heritage. A cheddar-crusted apple pie featuring a unique twist on a traditional flavor pairing; old-fashioned steamed Boston brown bread that's made in a can; and a delicious citrus curd-filled deep-dish lemon-blueberry tart. Plus, hermit bars, a molasses-based bar cookie that was baked to last but won't! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#205] Celebrating Salmon Chef Keller serves up two very unique, mouth-watering ways to prepare salmon, starting with an exquisitely slow-roasted recipe that is all the rage at his San Francisco restaurant. Fleur de Lys, and finishing with a one-of-a-kind salmon burger injected with a silky smooth sauce. Recipes: Slow-Roasted Alaskan Salmon; Double Salmon Tartare Burger. duration 28:12   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1512H] Tough Trains: India's Independence Railroads In this episode of Tough Trains, Zay Harding takes on an epic journey across one of the world's biggest railway networks. These railways were built during the 19th century by the British to move troops and raw materials across the land, and ultimately played a role in the independence of the country a century later. The railway tracks are some of the oldest and longest you'll find anywhere in the world, and train travel doesn't get any tougher than this in a country with a population of over 1.2 billion. Indian Railways operations cover 29 states and seven union territories. It's now the world's fourth largest railway network, comprising 71,000 miles of track over a route of 40,000 miles. duration 57:25   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 am
    Nature [#3401B] Super Hummingbirds With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, we enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before. Speed is their middle name. Their lives are moving faster than the eye can see. They possess natural born super powers that enable them to fly backwards, upside-down, and float in mid-air. And for the first time, we see them mate, lay eggs, fight, and raise families in intimate detail. They are great athletes, tender mothers, brave in combat, and up for any challenge. They are Super Hummingbirds, the smallest and most brilliant birds on earth. duration 1:26:01   STEREO
  • 11:30 am
    Working Lands: A History of Agriculture In Nevada Meet 12 ranching and farming families, preserving the traditions of the generations in the historic foothills of Nevada County. duration 26:27   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23065] (original broadcast date: 3/17/17)
    * a look at President Trump's meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel with guest host John Hockenberry and Mark Landler of the New York Times.
    * an update on politics in Venezuela with guest host Ethan Bronner; Christopher Sabatini, executive director of Global Americans; and Michael McCarthy, research fellow at American University's Center for Latin American Studies.
    * guest host William Cohan and Vicky Ward, investigative reporter and correspondent for the Huffington Post Highline Magazine on her latest piece on Rebekah Mercer.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#701H] Bellanico, Davey Jones Deli and Gamine Bellanico, Davey Jones Deli and Gamine are the restaurants selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#213H] Crab What is the most over-the-top thing that you have ever tasted? For her, it's king crab straight from the source. She visits Tracy's Crab Shack in Juneau, Alaska. With her student Lauren, they'll make risotto Rosa with king crab with citrus gastrique, and a rhubarb crostata. Join them as they make a truly one-of-a-kind meal. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Essential Pepin [#119H] Game Day Venison Steaks In Sweet-Sour Sauce; Skillet Duck With Red Oak Salad; Sauteed Rabbit With Morels And Pearl Onions. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#909H] Southeast England Arcing along the southeast coast of England, Rick travels from Canterbury (with its famous cathedral) to Dover (stoutly fortified from Roman times to the Battle of Britain). Then he hikes the trails that top the towering chalk cliffs of the South Downs, wander into the beachy resort of Brighton (England's Coney Island), and push on to Portsmouth, whose naval heritage has left it with the best collection of historic sailing ships anywhere. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Behind The Pearl Earrings: The Story of Dickey Chapelle Combat Photographer This compelling documentary explores Chapelle's storytelling and her intriguing journey as a combat journalist, which paved the way for other female war correspondents. She defied the odds and told the story her way. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#215H] O Is for Opposite/Agent Oksana's Kitchen Nightmares O is for Opposite - When Ms. O gets trapped in a mirror, an opposite Ms. O enters the real world. Curriculum: Data analysis and graphing; Prediction and probability. Agent Oksana's Kitchen Nightmares - The agents try to resolve a disagreement between Ms. O and Oksana. Curriculum: Estimation; Skip counting. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#135H] Now You Don't See Me/Moustache Confidential Now You Don't See Me - Olive and Otto must stop a villain who has turned townspeople and Odd Squad agents invisible. Curriculum: Algebraic thinking; deductive reasoning using clues, rules and patterns to solve mathematical problems. Moustache Confidential - When Agent Obfusco's moustache is stolen, it's up to Olive and Otto to get it back. Curriculum: Data collection and analysis; collecting data to answer questions and using tally marks to record data. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#414H] Sea Otter Swim When the Wild Kratts take time out for a swim, Jimmy reveals that he's not that strong a swimmer. To help, Martin and Chris take him to his own personal swimming tutor - a Sea otter named Coach! Science Concept: How Objects Behave In Water. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1001] Happy Anniversary, Parts I & II Arthur's parents have been married for 10 years and it's time to celebrate! But the festivities are cut short when the van breaks down, stranding the whole family. Will the Reads miss their fancy dinner reservation? And what about Arthur's special "Bionic Bunny" sleepover with Buster?! Just when things couldn't get any worse, Arthur and D.W. end up locked in a diner storeroom - but when they hear the inspiring radio tale of Crooning Cowboy Kid Carter and his little sister sidekick, Arthur realizes that the best celebration of all is just being with his family. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#115H] Martha Ain't Nothin' But A Pound Dog, Part 1 & Part 2 * Martha Ain't Nothin' but a Pound Dog, Part 1 - Martha loses her collar and winds up in the animal shelter. She leads an escape attempt, only to find that freedom isn't much without a family. (1st of two parts). Vocabulary - (E) abandon, deserted, neglected, overlooked, (un) fortunate (I) alone, forgot, harsh, lonely, tough, rough.
    * Martha Ain't Nothin' but a Pound Dog, Part 2 - When Martha's family comes to take her home, she decides she can't leave her shelter friends behind. Adopting that many dogs is out of the question, so Martha, Helen, and TD cook up a plan to find families for the pound pooches. (2nd of two parts). Vocabulary - (E) adopt, affection, devoted, embrace, loyal. (I) adore, belong, care, dream, hope.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    WordGirl [#407] Where Have All The Villains Gone?/Captain Tangent Returns Where Have All the Villians Gone? - Ms. Question comes up with a brilliant plan to get rid of WordGirl: eliminate all of the city's villains so WordGirl is no longer needed. Will Ms. Question be able to keep WordGirl away? Or will a villian-less city need her after all. Vocabulary Words: Eliminate, Entire.
    Captain Tangent Returns - With hopes of having an article published in the Big City Times, Scoops decides to go undercover and become part of Captain Tangent's pirate crew. After leaking Captain Tangent's plans to rob a vessel, will WordGirl make it time to save the day? Vocabulary Words: Vessel, Publish.
    duration 28:55   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Il Volo Notte Magica For Notte Magica, taped beneath the stars in Florence, Italy's incredible Santa Croce Square, Placido Domingo joins Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, and Gianluca Ginoble of Il Volo in a concert event, with the dream of reigniting a love for operatic music by audiences. With the support of Placido Domingo, Il Volo once again takes flight in a humble and beautiful tribute to the artists that have inspired their craft. Songs range from works like "Nessun Dorma" to American favorites like "My Way". duration 1:25:05   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 pm
    Energy Weight Loss Solution with Neal Barnard, MD Discover the secrets for boosting energy and losing weight from one of the nation's leading health advocates. Harness the power of specific foods that give youthful energy and vibrant life into our 60s, 70s and 80s - and even beyond. duration 1:28:35   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    You Are The Universe with Deepak Chopra, MD You Are the Universe literally means what it says - each of us is a co-creator of reality extending to the vastest reaches of time and space. This seemingly impossible proposition follows from the current state of science, where outside the public eye, some key mysteries cannot be solved, even though they are the very issues that define reality itself. duration 1:26:33   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    MN Original [#101H] Playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher discusses the art and craft of writing for the stage and screen. Adam Levy's orchestral pop band, and The Professors, performs "Turn of the Century Recycling Blues." Multidisciplinary artist Alexa Horochowski creates work that speaks to globalization and environmental decline. In a search for the headwaters of Lake Superior, award-winning photographer David Bowman further connects with his family roots. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    In The Americas with David Yetman [#403H] Panama's Wild West An hour or so distant from Panama's burgeoning capital and its great canal, a broad peninsula juts into the Pacific Ocean. The Azuero Peninsula is home to traditions, landscapes, and people different from those of the capital and its suburbs. Residents of Azuero celebrate what sets them off from the rest of Panama. And they are huge fans of baseball. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    In Pursuit of Passion [#103H] Blue Cup - Saronic Gulf, Greece Set sail from Athens on the serene waters of Greece's Saronic Gulf. Spend an entire week of racing with Vernicos Yacht's Demi Vesirouli in her very own Blue Cup Regatta, celebrating the close of the sailing season with competitors from all over the world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

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      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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