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KQED Plus: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    This American Land [#602H] * Protecting the Chenier Plain: On the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana, a wildlife-rich wetland and critically important industries are threatened by erosion and tidewater flooding.
    * Cattle and bobwhite quail manage to coexist on grazing lands in south Texas - how does that work?
    * Residents in Virginia have a plan to create protected wilderness and scenic areas in the George Washington National Forest, allowing a variety of recreational activities including mountain biking, hiking and fishing.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Today's Wild West [#102H] Lone Pine Film Festival On location at the Lone Pine Film Festival in Lone Pine, CA, where Hollywood's been shooting Westerns - and lots of other movies - for nearly a century; plus a visit with Rifleman star Johnny Crawford. duration 26:42   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Secrets of the Six Wives [#101H] Divorced Worsley examines the happy marriage of Henry VIII to first wife, Katherine of Aragon. Despite her skill and devotion as his queen, she fails to give Henry the son he needs and he falls for Anne Boleyn. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3715H] Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral 1 duration 50:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Dickensian [#101H] Christmas Eve. Jacob Marley collects from Grandfather, who is soon relieved at Nell's recovery from an illness. Amelia Havisham learns from Mr Jaggers that she has inherited most of her late father's estate; her brother Arthur, angered by the news, stages a confrontation that his accomplice, Meriwether Compeyson, acting the innocent passerby, curtails before escorting Amelia to Satis House. At Marley's request, Fagin has Sikes bring Nancy to the moneylender's house. Bob Cratchit scrounges together a supper for his family. Marley is found murdered in a dockside alley. duration 57:20   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Jewel in the Crown [#109] The Towers of Silence Susan's baby is saved, but Susan drifts into mental isolation. Mildred returns Barbie's gift of spoons, and Barbie decides to present them to the Officer's mess. She arrives at the Adjutant's house in a downpour and, hearing strange sounds, she forces her way in. There she finds Mildred and the Adjutant making love. Barbie has now left Rose Cottage, but she returns to fetch a trunk, and finds Ronald Merrick on the verandah, looking for the Laytons. He tells her that Edwina Crane has left a suicide note saying 'There is no god, not even on the road from Dibrapur.' Barbie is shattered - she has just been offered a job at the Infants' School in Dibrapur. She sets off in a rickshaw - but on the way down the steep hill the runners lose control and rickshaw is overturned. Months later Sarah finds her, distraught, in Ranpur mission hospital. Outside her window the vultures circle the towers of silence where the Parsees expose their dead. duration 52:07   TV14
  • 5:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1610H] Tough Trains: Cuba's Sugar Railroads Cuba was one of the first countries in the world to build a railway, starting all the way back in 1837. At the time, Cuba was the world's largest sugar producer, and its early railways were designed not with passengers in mind, but to transport sugarcane to the mills and refined sugar to the ports. In this episode, host Ian Wright goes on an eye-opening and hair-raising train journey across the Caribbean island of Cuba. The communist country's railway network is dilapidated and very unreliable, but it ends up being a fantastically enjoyable trip. duration 57:54   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4257] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4256] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1701H] Cast Iron Staples Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster debunk cast iron myths and share the basics for cast iron care. Then, Julia shows Bridget how to make the ultimate cast iron steak. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews paper towel holders in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to crisp roast butterflied chicken with rosemary and garlic. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#513H] Build A Better Burge It's everything you wanted to know about burgers, plus two delicious recipes. Sara's turkey spinach burger is a light but succulent version of the American standard, while her Spanish burger puts an international spin on an old favorite. We'll discover the best grind of meat for burgers from a venerable Philadelphia butcher, and while we're there Sara discovers the secret to great fries at Philly's Dandelion Restaurant. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Bakes [#807H] Yeasted Breakfast Favorites Yeast is the magic ingredient in many breakfast favorites. Today, Martha shares culinary tricks of the trade in three breakfast favorites: mouthwatering hazelnut hot-cross buns studded with dried cherries, a honeyed whole-wheat bread perfect for the novice baker, and gooey, pull-apart whole-wheat monkey bread. Breakfast reinvented with a healthful twist! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#310] Treasures of Provence: Eggplant & Tomatoes Inspired by the cooking of Provence, Chef Keller creates some fabulous dishes with the classic combination of eggplant and tomatoes, including a show-stopping stack. Recipes: Poor Man's Caviar; Eggplant, Pepper & Goat Cheese Stack. duration 28:42   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1504H] Women @ Work Burt's mother was one of the first women executives at Macy's Department store. During the past few years, as Burt traveled around the world he began to see how things had changed for women in business and how some things had not changed. In this program he visits with leading authorities on the history of women at work. It took him to New York City, Fairfield, Connecticut, Washington, DC and Zurich, Switzerland. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#409] Out of Rome We leave the eternal city behind by way of the famous Appian Way to explore the environs of Rome. First it's the majesty of Emperor Hadrian's villa and the wine and lakes of the Alban Hills. Next, it's south to the ancient seaport of Ostia, Rome's Pompeii. Along the way we watch olive oil pressing, stop at the ancient's favorite beach and visit a medieval hilltop town. Tips on tasting olive oil and navigating Rome's ring road. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    John Glenn: A Life of Service This documentary chronicles the extraordinary life and career of an American legend. It surveys Glenn's distinguished military, NASA and political careers through archival footage and interviews with lawmakers, journalists, historians and NASA colleagues, including Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Carl Levin (D-MI) and PBS News Hour's Mark Shields.
    The film captures the pivotal events in Glenn's life: his humble beginnings in Depression-era Ohio, his life-changing ride-along with a barnstormer, his enlistment following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, his 122 combat missions during World War II and the Korean War, his envelope-pushing exploits as a Naval test pilot, and his transition to astronaut during the Cold War. Thrilling archival footage of NASA lift-offs and transmissions help chronicle Glenn's historic orbits around the Earth on February 20, 1962. In interviews, Glenn describes the importance of the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, the risky nature of the launch and Friendship 7's treacherous re-entry five hours later. As a fitting coda to a life spent dedicated to serving his country, this program concludes with Glenn's record-setting space flight in 1998 at age 77.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Return of the Wolves: The Next Chapter Narrated by Peter Coyote, this program follows the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone and Idaho, and explores why the wolf remains a controversial animal. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Dickensian [#101H] Christmas Eve. Jacob Marley collects from Grandfather, who is soon relieved at Nell's recovery from an illness. Amelia Havisham learns from Mr Jaggers that she has inherited most of her late father's estate; her brother Arthur, angered by the news, stages a confrontation that his accomplice, Meriwether Compeyson, acting the innocent passerby, curtails before escorting Amelia to Satis House. At Marley's request, Fagin has Sikes bring Nancy to the moneylender's house. Bob Cratchit scrounges together a supper for his family. Marley is found murdered in a dockside alley. duration 57:20   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#204H] Pasta Moon, Town Hall, Suppenkuche Contemporary Italian, in a romantic seaside setting, begin our show, followed by a lively, trendy, fun spot with comfort food. Then off to the flavors of Germany and the boisterous atmosphere of this beer-centric restaurant. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#207H] Flavor Punch When Joanne buys a perfect fillet of salmon, she loves to punch things up with fresh ingredients. Today she's going to Green String Farm in Northern California, then to meet her mentor at Chez Panisse and The Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, California. With her student Santosh, they're going to make one of Joanne's absolute favorite salads - a little gem salad with green goddess dressing, pickled cucumbers, and then horseradish-crusted salmon, and finally dilled cucumbers with creme fraiche. These fresh, punchy flavors make for a fantastic meal. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#217H] Game Day Pressure For an unusual crispy snack to keep friends munching, Jacques makes Crunchy Kale. Then, forget long hours over the stove, Jacques shows how to make chile without fuss in a pressure cooker for a game day favorite Chile Con Carne with Lettuce and Cheese. For dessert, Pears Bonne Femme are easy and decadent. To add an eclectic note and bit of extravagance, Jacques makes potato pancakes, known as Criques. Served with Californian caviar these tasty morsels are both delicious and environmentally friendly! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#607H] Oslo The proud spirit of the Norwegian people shines in every dimension of their capital city - from its once-fearsome Viking ships to its sleek new Opera House, from tales of World War II heroism to the constant festival of its thriving harbor front. Connecting with the culture, we enjoy art-from Vigeland's statues to Monch's scream-and cap things off by joining local friends for a sail on their fjord. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3715H] Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral 1 duration 50:00   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#420H] Archerfish School When the Kratt Bros meet a school of Archerfish, they are taught the secret of "water droplet" archery from an Archerfish named Arrow. Soon, they are using this newly learned skill to infiltrate Donita Donata's yacht and rescue the baby animals she has ben capturing for her newest high-end fashion line. Science Concept: Physics of Motion. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#202] Back to the Past/Odd Squad Needs You Back to the Past - When the agents are accidentally transported to the future, they need to figure out what day it is or risk a time-tastrophe! Curriculum: Using a calendar, understanding the concept of past, present and future. Odd Squad Needs You - When Odd Squad is asked to make a recruitment commercial, Ms. O proves difficult. Curriculum: Time-learning how many seconds equal a minute, exploring what you can do in 1 minute. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#203] Mid-Day in the Garden of Good and Odd/Failure to Lunch Mid-Day in the Garden of Good and Odd - When things in town get covered in jam, the agents turn to Odd Todd for help. Curriculum: Solving codes using patterns and addition. Failure to Lunch - When the agents go to lunch, they struggle to relax and ignore the oddness. Curriculum: Measurement. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#701] Cast Away/The Great Sock Mystery * Cast Away - Arthur is thrilled when Dad invites him to go fly fishing for the weekend. Finally - an escape from D.W.! But when a change in plans forces them to include her, Arthur's had enough. Does D.W. always have to get her own way?
    * The Great Sock Mystery - Ever wonder where all those missing socks go?One minute they're in the laundry basket, and the next - poof! - they've vanished! Find out once and for all when Baby Kate and Pal - and some of their furry friends - team up to solve the great sock mystery.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#704] To Tibble The Truth/Waiting to Go * To Tibble the Truth - When the Tibble Twins' constant lying lands them in constant trouble, they promise to tell only the truth. But is telling every truth any better? Tommy and Timmy try to be honest Tibbles before they lose all their friends - and each other.
    * Waiting to Go -Binky and Brain collide on the soccer field, breaking Brain's new watch and nearly breaking their friendship. Could things get any worse? Well, yes - the other kids' rides have come and gone, leaving Binky and Brain behind. Will they spend the next 50 years sitting in the parking lot, waiting to go?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Martha Speaks [#207H] The Jakey Express/Martha, Sled Dog * The Jakey Express - Stuck in a traffic jam, Helen's dad tells the story of the day Jake was born, and how Martha was able to drum up an inventive means of transportation to get mom to the hospital on time. Vocabulary: (E) schedule(d), deliver(y)(ies), funicular, delay(ed), transportation (I) flag(ging)(ed) down, lift, early, late, traffic, on time.
    * Martha, Sled Dog - Truman tells Martha the story of Balto, the heroic Alaskan sled dog. Now Martha wants to become a sled dog, too! Weaselgraft and Pablum overhear her desire to mush. Will Malto deliver herself right into their hands? Vocabulary: (E) serum, sled, vehicle, transform, accelerate (I) glide, hitch, steer, haul, brake.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#1101H] Blood Wedding, Part 1 Barnaby is torn between work and family obligations when the maid of honor at a high-society wedding is murdered just days before his own daughter's nuptials. The body count rises as the detectives sift through a tangled web of upper-crust affairs and servants' gossip. Barnaby races to solve the case in time to walk Cully down the aisle. Last appearance of Simon Dixon and final guest appearance of Sgt. Gavin Troy. duration 49:28   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:52 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#1102H] Blood Wedding, Part 2 Barnaby is torn between work and family obligations when the maid of honor at a high-society wedding is murdered just days before his own daughter's nuptials. The body count rises as the detectives sift through a tangled web of upper-crust affairs and servants' gossip. Barnaby races to solve the case in time to walk Cully down the aisle. Last appearance of Simon Dixon and final guest appearance of Sgt. Gavin Troy. duration 45:30   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:40 pm
    New Tricks [#1110H] The Queen's Speech When a dug-up time capsule is found to contain a cassette tape made by murdered schoolgirl Amy Taskerland, UCOS are assigned to the case. Sixteen year-old Amy was murdered on the night of her school disco in 1983. The team interviews Amy's best friend Harriet as well as the current headmaster Mr Hines, who had been her teacher. Dan Griffin analyses the strange mix of music and poetry on the tape and discovers that Amy was using words from a speech written in secret for the Queen and only intended for broadcast in the event of a nuclear war. UCOS must find out how this troubled schoolgirl got hold of it in 1983 and whether her possession of this incendiary state secret led to her murder. The team becomes aware that Robert Strickland is keeping his own secret from them - he seems troubled and keeps joining them in the pub. Gerry Standing goes on his future son-in-law's stag night and Miller has her first real romance since the divorce from Ned. duration 59:53   STEREO
  • 9:41 pm
    Death In Paradise [#139H] The Blood Red Sea A marine salvage hunter is killed - but the main suspect has a solid alibi. duration 52:12   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:34 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4436H] Inspector Lewis, Season 7 - Beyond Good and Evil Thirteen years after Lewis' first successful arrest as a detective inspector, the forensics have been called into question and the case re-opened for appeal. Lewis fears the worst but nothing can prepare him for a new string of murders resembling the original murders with the original weapon. Did he arrest an innocent man? With Lewis' reputation in jeopardy, Hathaway and Maddox race to catch the killer. duration 1:25:44   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1605H] Food Hour: Provence, France Culinary writer Rosie Lovell explores the South of France's famous Cote D'Azur and encounters a typically rustic cuisine far removed from the haughtiness of renowned French cooking - the ubiquitous (and largely unaffordable) foie gras and truffles noir! Instead, Rosie discovers that the colloquial cuisine is shaped not just by the seasons but also by a wide-ranging climate, soil and geology. This is a remarkable region blessed with sun, sea, mountains, flowing rivers and lush plateau - offering up the most eclectic and fantastic produce served fresh on the plate. Bon appetit! duration 56:30   STEREO TVPG
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