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KQED Plus: Saturday, June 17, 2017

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

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Saturday, June 17, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs Get out your tissues and experience what The New York Times called "an emotional firestorm" as the award-winning television and Broadway star brings down the house with his acclaimed cabaret show. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:00 am
    Doc Martin [#301Z] On The Edge - Part 1 Having failed to restart his relationship with Louisa Glasson, Martin is forced out of the picture with the arrival of her dad, Terry Glasson. Terry has hatched a scheme with a colleague, Jonathan Crozier, to smuggle in some explosives which they want to use to help them in a robbery. Terry decides to back out of the smuggling, and things get even worse for Doc Martin. As he finds himself held hostage, along with Louisa, by a paranoid Jonathan, as he attempts to force Terry to carry out their plan. duration 59:57   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:46 am
    Brokenwood Mysteries [#201H] Case Five: Leather & Lace The Brokenwood Cheetahs are a local rugby team of legendary status. Their losing streak of 50 straight games has broken national records. So when their hapless coach, Arnie Langstone, is found dead - stripped naked and strapped to a goalpost - some think it might be blessing in disguise - perhaps now they might start winning again. But amidst this DSS Mike Shepherd is perplexed by several other issues. Firstly, why was a pair of women's underwear stuffed down Arnie's throat? And what do the neatly embroidered initials 'G.G.' signify? But then a second body is discovered and Mike and his team are stretched to the limit. Is this the work of a serial killer or merely a puzzling co-incidence? duration 1:28:32   STEREO
  • 3:16 am
    Dalziel and Pascoe [#187Z] Project Aphrodite: Part 1 A car bomb explodes outside the home of Louise Roach. Across town at Mid Yorks University Biosciences Department, as someone releases lab rats from their cages, Louise's son, brilliant PhD chemist Declan Roach, suffocates to death in a laboratory due to a liquid nitrogen leak. duration 53:31   STEREO TVG
  • 4:12 am
    Dalziel and Pascoe [#188Z] Project Aphrodite: Part 2 Having questioned Fran at the University Biosciences Department, Pascoe is making for the exit he hears a scream. Someone has pushed Fran to her death. Adam, Joe, Matt, Layla, Sam, Ben and undergraduate Aimee Hobbs (Michelle Dockery) could all possibly be guilty. duration 54:11   STEREO TVG
  • 5:20 am
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [#103] The Case of Harry Crocker Escape artist Harry Crocker begs Holmes to help clear his name of a murder he didn't do, although clues seem to point to him. The murderer is revealed to have been jealous of the victim's relationship with Harry. Filmed in 1954 and directed by Sheldon Reynolds. duration 26:07   TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1502H] Coming to America The final decades of the 1800s found much of Europe in a losing battle with over-population. Many people felt that their only hope for survival was to immigrate to The United States. They soon discovered that the streets were not paved with gold. In fact, most of the streets were not paved at all, and they were expected to pave them. In this program, Burt takes a look at who came, where they came from and what they contributed to the history of our nation. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Best of Trains Around North America For more than a quarter of a century, Great Scenic Railway Journeys and its creator, Robert Van Camp, have captured the world of Tourist Railway Adventures. In this anniversary special, Robert has selected his top 10 favorite rail journeys in North America.
    More than just a tour, these stories capture railroads as they defined the spirit of North America, creating a new industry and re-writing the history of North America's transportation. Hosted by Grammy-winning musician and storyteller David Holt, this program looks at our favorite profiles, telling the unforgettable stories of historic and scenic tourist railroads from across the country. A number of these profiles have been updated since their original broadcast.
    duration 1:56:56   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    70s Soul Superstars (My Music) Join Patti LaBelle for an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B and soul, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, the Trammps and the Emotions. duration 2:28:57   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    This Old House [#3601H] Arlington Arts & Crafts | Arts and Crafts Class Begins In Arlington, homeowners Nick and Emily plan to restore and expand their early English-style Arts and Crafts home, built in 1909. On the first floor, Kevin checks what has been preserved. Richard talks about plans for mechanical and plumbing systems. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Ask This Old House [#1501H] Window, Robotic Mower, Lead Watch Tom pull off a balancing act to repair an old window. Roger shows Kevin the future of lawn care with a robotic mower. Richard addresses concerns of lead in drinking water. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Johnny Mathis - Wonderful Wonderful (My Music Presents) Recorded at The Tropicana in Atlantic City on October 27, 2006 in celebration of his 50 years in show business, Johnny performs many of his hits including "In the Morning," "Wonderful! Wonderful!, "What I Did For Love," "Chances Are," "Misty, "Maria," Stranger in Paradise" and "A Certain Smile." duration 1:57:58   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Magic Moments - The Best of 50's Pop (My Music #102) Take a stroll down memory lane with the pop sounds of this concert special. This reunion brings together the greatest recording artists from the 50s pop era. Taped in Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal, it is hosted by Mary Lou Metzger, Phyllis McGuire and Pat Boone, and features a cavalcade of 1950s pop music recording legends, reuniting and performing their biggest hits. The McGuire Sisters (who reunite for the first time since 1967), Debbie Reynolds, Patti Page, the Chordettes, the Crew Cuts, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Coins, Don Cherry, Gogi Grant and more take the stage and share the good times.
    This nostalgia-fest features a mix of new performances and short archival footage transitions of the fads, fashions, news stories and pop cultural events of the 50s decade. Tribute montages also highlight the superstar 50s pop icons who have died in recent years (Dean Martin, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Ray and more). Special guest presenters include Wink Martindale, Rip Taylor, Brett Somers, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Nick Clooney, Fess parker and Joni James.
    Songs included:
    "26 Miles"; "Big Man" (Four Preps); "April Love" (Pat Boone); "Band of Gold" (Don Cherry); "Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight" (Ensemble); Greatest Hits Medley (McGuire Sisters); "Istanbul"; "Standing on the Corner" (Four Lads); "Little Darlin'" (Diamonds); "Lollipop" (Chordettes); "Shangri-la" (Four Coins); "Sh-Boom" (Crew Cuts); "Sit Right Down and Write a Letter"; "All in the Game" (Mel Carter); "Tammy" (Debbie Reynolds); "Tennessee Waltz"; "Old Cape Cod" (Patti Page); "The Wayward Wind" (Gogi Grant); "Three Coins in the Fountain"; "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (Four Aces).
    duration 1:56:43   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Simon & Garfunkel: The Concert In Central Park In 1981, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel stepped out on a stage in Central Park to perform for an estimated half-million adoring fans. Dressed casually on a pared-down set for their first full concert together in a decade, the old friends sang all the songs the crowd came to hear. From the energetic opening chords of "Mrs. Robinson" to the haunting harmonies of "The Sound of Silence," This program captures the magic of this once-in-a-lifetime night.
    Despite the record-setting crowd, the concert has a feeling of relaxed intimacy. Both native New Yorkers, Simon and Garfunkel seem to enjoy performing their well-loved hits in the park's familiar setting. They are warmly welcomed by the multigenerational audience, who turn the concert into a joyful celebration as they sing, dance and clap along. "You look great from here," says a smiling Garfunkel as balloons float by and children are hoisted onto shoulders.
    Childhood friends born only 3 weeks apart, the two grew up playing music together. They scored a modest hit as teenage duo Tom and Jerry, reuniting after college in 1963 as Simon and Garfunkel. They rose to worldwide fame in 1966 when "The Sound of Silence" became a number-one hit. Included on their Grammy-winning soundtrack to the movie The Graduate the following year, the song struck a chord with a generation of alienated youth. Through the second half of the '60s, Simon and Garfunkel achieved a string of hugely popular singles and albums. In 1970, they toured briefly in support of their final album, Bridge Over Troubled Water, but soon after decided to call it quits. The two occasionally performed together following their breakup, appearing on the second episode of Saturday Night Live and at each other's solo concerts. The duo was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
    duration 1:28:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1704H] New England Classics Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with host Bridget Lancaster to reveal the secrets to making home-corned beef with vegetables. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of sherry vinegar. Next, science expert Dan Souza uncovers the science of salt diffusion and nitrites. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Julia how to make the ultimate snickerdoodles. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Weddings of Downton Abbey This special rekindles the romance and drama surrounding the weddings of Downton Abbey. For all six seasons, the relationships of the couples on Downton Abbey have had us celebrating, commiserating, and above all, sharing their most vulnerable and very best moments. This celebration, hosted by Hugh Bonneville, includes some of the most romantic and touching wedding scenes and episodes from the across the seasons of Downton Abbey. It features new interviews from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, and Liz Trubridge, the show's creative team who brought these relationships to life, as they discuss and reveal their insights on the romance and storylines along with a careful selection of cast interviews from the Downton archive. Spanning the idyllic pre-war era through the storms of The Great War into the roaring 1920s, there have been many crucial relationships both upstairs and downstairs in the great house. As the world around them undergoes extraordinary change, love affairs within the sumptuous house continue to be marked by passion, ambition, and heartbreak. duration 1:28:30   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Journey In Concert: Houston 1981 The music of Journey, one of the 70s and 80s top "hard pop"/arena bands, has become ingrained in American culture. The band has had 18 Top 40 hits, and has sold 48 million albums in the US. And with the use of "Don't Stop Believin'" in the series finale of HBO's The Sopranos, their music has had a popular resurgence. In April 2017, they will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    Popular lead singer Steve Perry was with the band for a total of 13 years. Since 2008, Filipino singer Arnel Pineda, a virtual Steve Perry sound-alike, has taken the lead. Pineda was discovered on YouTube by Journey guitarist Neil Schon. Pineda's band, The Zoo, was known for covering bands like Journey, Aerosmith, Air Supply, Kenny Loggins and other bands of the 70s and 80s. Pineda had been performing and recording both as a solo act and with various bands in the Philippines and Hong Kong for years, gaining modest success. This concert, part of Journey's 1981 "Escape" tour with Perry in the lead, was filmed in Houston, TX during the height of the band's success.
    duration 1:25:03   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    70s Soul Superstars (My Music) Join Patti LaBelle for an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B and soul, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, the Trammps and the Emotions. duration 2:28:57   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Sun Studio Sessions [#801H] The Nightowls The NightOwls hail from Austin, Texas, but their musical genealogy traces straight to the Memphis soul sound. The Austin Chronicle hailed their debut record as "suave, energetic, blue-eyed soul" and named it one of the Top 10 of the year at the annual Austin Chronicle Music Awards, Austin Monthly named them a Band To Watch, and Texas Music Magazine called the album "a smooth addictive blend of pop, R&B and funk that will delight the band's dance-happy fans." In this episode, the band performs several up-tempo numbers including "Can't Bring Me Down" and "Right Around the Corner." duration 27:37   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Weddings of Downton Abbey This special rekindles the romance and drama surrounding the weddings of Downton Abbey. For all six seasons, the relationships of the couples on Downton Abbey have had us celebrating, commiserating, and above all, sharing their most vulnerable and very best moments. This celebration, hosted by Hugh Bonneville, includes some of the most romantic and touching wedding scenes and episodes from the across the seasons of Downton Abbey. It features new interviews from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, and Liz Trubridge, the show's creative team who brought these relationships to life, as they discuss and reveal their insights on the romance and storylines along with a careful selection of cast interviews from the Downton archive. Spanning the idyllic pre-war era through the storms of The Great War into the roaring 1920s, there have been many crucial relationships both upstairs and downstairs in the great house. As the world around them undergoes extraordinary change, love affairs within the sumptuous house continue to be marked by passion, ambition, and heartbreak. duration 1:28:30   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!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (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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