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KQED Plus: Thursday, July 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.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Brazil with Michael Palin [#103H] The Road to Rio On the road to Rio, Palin visits the source of Brazil's great mineral wealth - the state of Minas Gerais and its giant mines. Here, he meets some ordinary Brazilians dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the state. Then he's off to Rio de Janeiro, host of the next Olympics and World Cup. Rio has always been a party town, but it's also blighted by drugs and gang violence. Palin learns how the authorities are hoping to bring the favelas back into the city. He also learns how to celebrate a goal like a Brazilian radio commentator and books a room in one of the city's famous "love hotels"! duration 55:18   STEREO TV14
  • 1:00 am
    Midsomer Murders [#1209H] Small Mercies Little Worthy is a pretty village whose economy has long depended on the tourist trade -- in particular on the attractions of its miniature model village and an annual river raft race. But times are tough and the village is in decline even before the first victim is found pegged and bound like Gulliver in Lilliput. Guest starring Olivia Colman (The Night Manager; Broadchurch). duration 49:07   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:52 am
    Midsomer Murders [#1210H] Small Mercies Little Worthy is a pretty village whose economy has long depended on the tourist trade -- in particular on the attractions of its miniature model village and an annual river raft race. But times are tough and the village is in decline even before the first victim is found pegged and bound like Gulliver in Lilliput. Guest starring Olivia Colman (The Night Manager; Broadchurch). duration 45:43   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:40 am
    New Tricks [#1002H] The Rock, Part 2 of 2 The team unlock over three decades of secrets and lies on the Rock of Gibraltar and find the link which solves the murder of a playboy shipping heir from '98 and a young local boy from '82. With both cases solved, they return to England where Brian faces a disciplinary hearing. If he is found guilty, it will mean the end of his UCOS days. duration 54:11   STEREO
  • 3:37 am
    Death In Paradise [#121H] Political Suicide Saint-Marie's commerce minister is discovered dead. duration 54:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:33 am
    The Tunnel: Sabotage [#203H] Trail Elise as she uncovers some disturbing facts about a passenger, while Karl makes a major breakthrough. The police trace their way to the door of the political cell Defence, but what will they find behind it? duration 56:46   SRND51 TV14-V
  • 5:30 am
    On Story [#711H] A Conversation with Jim Sheridan Screenwriter Jim Sheridan discusses translating Irish situations and accents for American audiences. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4153] Tavis talks with acclaimed actress Jada Pinkett Smith about her career and latest project, Girl Trip. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4152] Tavis talks with former CIA Analyst John Kiriakou about his memoir, Doing Time Like A Spy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1705H] Italian Vegetarian Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make perfect cheese and tomato lasagna. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of jarred anchovies. Finally, test cook Keith Dresser uncovers the secrets to really good garlic bread. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#510H] Shellfish Asian Style Bivalves are the name of the game today when Sara makes a flavorful mussels and bok choy dish with a side of tea pilaf. And it's down to Chinatown with Chef Dale Talde to get the ingredients for a unique oyster and bacon pad thai. Speaking of oysters, we'll discover how they are harvested when we take to the sea with an oysterman. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#503H] Stews of the Arabian Gulf Follow the flavor as Martha puts her spin on the stews of the Arabian Gulf. Slow-cooked treasures like Arabian Gulf potpie, braised lamb shanks with okra, curried swordfish stew, and red lentil vegetable stew offer nourishing comfort with ease. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#201] The Great Pies of France Luscious, savory pies have long been the hallmark of great French home cooking. Chef Keller presents some blue-ribbon winners that use flavors and aromas that take you right into the heart of France. Recipes: Alsatian Onion Pie; Pissaladerie; Tarte Flambee Alsaciene. duration 28:39   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Born to Explore with Richard Wiese [#114H] Namibia: Painted People of the Desert Explorer Richard Wiese travels to the African country of Namibia. He treks through the Namib Desert to meet members of the Himba tribe, whose way of life remains unchanged over thousands of years. Richard encounters an array of wild creatures, from giraffes to dune beetles, which have adapted to the extreme desert conditions. Richard also tracks the elusive white rhino and discovers mysterious "fairy circles." duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#406H] Tampa Bay, Florida - Cuban Cuisine and Swimming with Sharks This time around, Colleen and her girls head to Tampa Bay, Florida for some family fun in the sun. They get a taste of Tampa's Cuban cuisine and explore some of the local Cuban history. Seeking a few thrills, they also visit the famous Busch Gardens Theme Park, check out the haunted Tampa Theater, and even swim with sharks at the Florida Aquarium. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman's latest special sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers "find financial solutions for you." As always, Suze's advice is based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of ourselves and our emotional needs. The special's central theme is that our financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of "the goal of money." As Suze perceptively defines it: "The goal of money is to make you feel secure." Our financial solutions should work to fulfill that goal. In addition, Suze stresses the importance of making financial decisions that you feel comfortable with. Financial problems are caused when you do things with money that do not seem "right" to you, despite pressures and advice from others. duration 1:57:06   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23153H] (original air date: 7/19/2017) An hour with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#219H] Da Lian, The Mountain House, Buca Di Beppo Full platters, pleasure and parties are the plan at our first stop. Then authentic Northern Chinese flavors remind one guest of times past. And the long and winding road leads to a game-centric menu in a rural setting. duration 27:47   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#115H] Gingerly Joanne introduces her student Ron to the versatility of the often overlooked gingerroot, greeting him with poached shrimp with a mango dipping sauce made with freshly grated ginger. It is then brought together with mussels steamed with mustard greens, lemon grass, and ginger with grilled bread and ginger aioli. Recipes: Shrimp with Mango Dipping Sauce, Mussels Steamed With Mustard Greens, Lemon Grass and Ginger, and Grilled Bread with Ginger Aioli. Student: Ron Martin, Fire Chief. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#202H] Citrus Thrill Jacques fires up the kitchen with a mouth-watering Skirt Steak Grandma accented with freshly squeezed lime in anchovy and garlic sauce. He complements this hearty dish with a classic Gnocchi with Eggs and Scallions and Sauteed Curly Mustard Greens with Hot Sausage. The elegantly presented Chestnut Cream Mont-Blanc, with crushed pieces of scrumptious biscotti, chestnut puree, and whipped cream, is simply a delicious ending. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 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
  • 3:00 pm
    Variety Studio: Actors On Actors [#502H] Natalie Portman (Jackie) and Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) ; Amy Adams (Arrival, Nocturnal Animals) and Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge); Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures) with Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool); Annette Bening (20th Century Women) with Naomie Harris (Moonlight). duration 56:32   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#408H] Stars of the Tides Aviva comes up with a creature power challenge for the Kratt brothers when she gets tired of their arguing over a shell they find - a race to survive one of the harshest habitats on earth,the rocky intertidal. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#221H] Breakfast Club/Dr. O: Party Time, Excellent The Breakfast Club - Delivery Debbie goes undercover to stop a group of villains. Curriculum: hundreds chart, odd and even numbers, greater/less than, two-digit numbers, place value. Dr. O: Party Time, Excellent - When Olympia finds out Dr. O is leaving, she struggles to throw the best goodbye party ever. Curriculum: money, subtraction. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#220H] Oona and the Oonabots/The Ninja Situation Oona and the Oonabots - Oona uses her Oonabots to fix an odd problem. Curriculum: Coding; Spatial reasoning. The Ninja Situation - Odd Squad must go undercover to recover a stolen gadget. Curriculum: Fractions: partitioning simple shapes into halves, thirds, fourths, sixths and eighths. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1902H] Sue Ellen Adds It Up/Wish You Were Here * Sue Ellen Adds It Up - Math, schmath. That's what Sue Ellen thinks.. .until she runs into a problem her artistic vision can't solve. Educational Objective: Sue Ellen realizes that math is a valuable tool for everyday life.
    *Wish You Were Here - Sue Ellen can't wait to meet her pen pal in person. But Tenzin seems to be more interested in cars and fashion than world culture. Has her friend changed, or was Sue Ellen just reading him wrong? Educational Objective: Sue Ellen learns the importance of listening to others.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#1903H] Arthurs Toy Trouble/Spar for the Course * Arthur's Toy Trouble - It's a race to the toy store after Arthur realizes he may have given away his chance at two million dollars! Who knew a defective swamp monster action figure could be so valuable? Educational Objective: Arthur learns that value is in the eye of the beholder.
    * Spar for the Course - The new 18th hole at the mini golf course will be a tribute to musical instruments! No wait, an alien moon odyssey! No, a ride through the country! Unless Muffy, Buster, and Binky learn to comprise, they'll be stuck with another boring windmil. Educational Objective: Buster, Muffy, and Binky learn about collaboration.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Martha Speaks [#201H] Martha's Chair/Td The Pack Rat * Martha's Chair - Martha's family has a birthday surprise - a new dog bed! After a few sleepless nights, the family realizes that Martha misses her stinky old chair. But Mrs. Demson bought it and has plans of her own for the chair after she sees one just like it on Antiques Roadshow. Vocabulary: (E) antique, donate(d), upholstery, profit(ed), valuable.(I) furniture, worth(less), rich, cost, clean(ing)(ed)(ers).
    * TD the Pack Rat - TD has too much junk! TD's mom makes him an offer: He can keep everything he has, as long as he doesn't bring anything else home. Does TD have the willpower? Vocabulary: (E) worthless, rubbish, clutter, salvage(d), priceless, perspective(s)(I) garbage, junk, collect(ion), keep, sell.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 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
  • 9:30 pm
    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
  • 11:30 pm
    Music Voyager [#202] Shreveport: Road Through Northern Louisiana Shreveport, a city with a rich musical history, counts among its myriad musical traditions the African-American sounds of the South, country music, Western swing, rockabilly that predated rock and roll, and the spicy influence of Cajun and Creole music. As guest host, rock star and blues guitar virtuoso Kenny Wayne Shepherd visits Lead Belly's grave for an acoustic jam with local icon Buddy Flett; introduces Maggie Warwick of the famed radio show, The Louisiana Hayride; enjoys a special performance on the stage where Elvis first tasted stardom; sits down with guitar legend James Burton for a demonstration of his pioneering guitar licks; and sits in on a grumble boogie party with the band Dirtfoot. duration 27:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#1103H] It's A Journey - Not A Destination Against a backdrop of sweeping sand and swaying palm trees, the road-trippers make their way to Palm Springs to interview NASA engineer Adam Steltzner. Adam boasts an impressive resume that includes directing the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, but describes an unlikely sequence of life events that led him to where he is: He was a terrible student in school, isn't sure whether he graduated high school, and spent years as an aimless musician without even knowing the Earth rotated on an axis! A fateful night looking up at the stars eventually kindled his interest in science, but his circuitous path teaches the road-trippers that it's always possible to alter your trajectory.
    Later, in Taos, New Mexico, the team meets with Sherry Grathler, a river guide who backed out of a career in law to pursue the outdoors. Sherry discusses the challenges of defying societal expectations, and leads the road-trippers through a whitewater rapid excursion down the Rio Grande that teaches them the importance of going with the flow of life. Later, the road-trippers find themselves pleasantly outside their comfort zones with a festive Fourth of July celebration deep in the heart of Texas.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#309H] O'Hare Airport, Chicago, IL - Airport Travel Tips Colleen gives you an inside look at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, one of the busiest in the nation. With these airport travel tips, it's clear to see how traveling can be made a little easier. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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      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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