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KQED Plus: Saturday, December 30, 2017

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

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Saturday, December 30, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Bluegrass Underground [#709H] Don Bryant & The Bo Keys Enjoy a group composed of session musicians from historic Stax and Hi Records studio bands. Embodying the power of soul, they keep the classic Memphis spirit alive. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Bluegrass Underground [#710H] Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Catch a performance by a band that features an amalgam of influences and styles. Their most successful album, Good Light, climbed the Billboard Folk, Independent, Rock and Americana charts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Murder Maps [#204H] John Christie, Pt. 1 John Christie brought death to everyone around him. He eluded capture for years, managing to pin his terrible crimes on another man who would be sentenced to death. duration 43:56   STEREO TV14
  • 1:55 am
    Jack Taylor [#303] In Purgatory While still dealing with the fallout from the previous episode's events, both Jack and Kate become involved with investigating the murder of a young intern who worked at the Irish branch of a large American game software company. duration 1:31:27   STEREO
  • 3:35 am
    Trials of Jimmy Rose [#101] Episode 1 Returning home after a 12-year prison sentence, Jimmy Rose is greeted both with open arms and disdain from his family. His wife, Jackie, is particularly distant, and so Jimmy decides to stick to the terms of his parole: hold down a job and stay right in the eyes of the law. But when he finds out that his beloved granddaughter, Ellie, ran away and is now a drug addict, Jimmy will risk everything to bring her home. duration 45:18   TVPGV
  • 4:23 am
    Trials of Jimmy Rose [#102] Episode 2 After being rushed to the hospital to be treated for his injuries, Jimmy calls Roy and does a runner. He returns to the pizza shop only to see the employees talking to a man from his criminal past - a man whose actions added time to Jimmy's sentence, and whom Jimmy wants out of his life for good. duration 45:04   TVPGV
  • 5:11 am
    Trials of Jimmy Rose [#103] Episode 3 After taking on Ellie's debt, Jimmy decides that the only way to keep his family safe is to work for Tony, despite feeling heartbroken over Jackie's betrayal. But when Tony asks him to do a single job that will cancel the entire debt, Jimmy can't be sure he'll come out of it alive. duration 46:03   TVPGV
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Saving The Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat The Jetport Narrated by actress Blythe Danner, SAVING THE GREAT SWAMP: BATTLE TO DEFEAT THE JETPORT is a one-hour documentary chronicling a historic struggle to preserve a rural area of New Jersey between 1959 and 1968. The fight began when the powerful Port Authority of New York announced plans to construct a huge 10,000 acre "jetport" 26 miles west of New York City, in an area known as the "great swamp." In the name of progress, entire towns would be obliterated, the aquifer and wildlife destroyed for miles around, and a way-of-life for thousands of people threatened. The events that followed became one of the most defining environmental confrontations of its time - a grassroots movement that started in a local high school and grew to historic proportions. It was a battle that took almost a decade, a President and an Act of Congress to stop, and ultimately led to the creation of a national treasure - the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The documentary features in-depth interviews with residents, historians, authors and officials connected to the events, as well as a rich visual tapestry of historic film footage, archival photographs, graphic animation and striking cinematography of the Great Swamp today which help bring the story to life. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 am
    Saving the Bay [#101H] Marvel of Nature (Prehistory-1848) / Harbor of Harbors (1849-1906 In the first episode, photo-realistic animation illustrates the formation of the Bay following the last Ice Age. It introduces the first inhabitants along the Bay's shores, including Native Peoples along with flora and fauna, and continues through European exploration and settlement, including Spanish, Russian and ultimately, American influences that dramatically altered the region. duration 56:28   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Saving the Bay [#102H] Harbor of Harbors (1849-1906) This episode follows San Francisco's "rapid monstrous maturity" into a major metropolis following the California Gold Rush. Establishing the infrastructure to support the instant city meant radical change for San Francisco Bay. By the century's end, San Francisco Bay was the center of a broad economic empire on the Pacific. duration 56:29   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Saving the Bay [#103H] Miracle Workers (1906 - 1959) / Bay in the Balance (1906 - Present) This episode begins with The Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, which accelerated the dispersion of people and industry to the East Bay region. Advances in engineering gave rise to the first of California's massive water re-distribution projects, paralleling the era of great bridge building. World War II saw the Bay transformed into the greatest shipbuilding center the world had ever known. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Saving the Bay [#104H] Bay in the Balance (1906 - Present) In the final episode, the very survival of the Bay is threatened by the postwar boom. Viewers are introduced to the leaders of the Save the Bay campaign of the 1960s and the birth of the national mass environmental movement. As the Bay Area looks to the future, the issue becomes how best to balance the competing demands of a major urban center set amidst an environmentally significant landscape. duration 56:33   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    This Old House [#3707H] Approaching Half Way Dining room flooring is used to make a barn door. Roger teaches a horticulture class in the field. Tommy and Charlie break through the basement wall to find uninsulated crawl space. Garage floor gets radiant heat and front porch gets new columns. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Ask This Old House [#1607H] Happy Holidays from Asktoh! It's the holiday season at the AskTOH barn! Tom and Kevin build a toy box for Tom's grandson; Kevin travels to UL Laboratories in Chicago to learn about preventing fires from holiday decorations; the guys exchange gifts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3717H] duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    American Woodshop [#2402H] Homemade Window Casings and Baseboard Trim for Everyone. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Our American Family: The Bolducs The first half of the 1900's represents the last era of American life that, for most families, began largely unchanged from the generations that came before. To sustain their farm and dairy delivery in Gilford, NH, Charles and Aurora Bolduc taught their 13 growing children the values of hard work and helping others. Also owners of the world's longest continuously operating maple syrup operation, they carry on a centuries-old tradition of perseverance required to distill 30 gallons of sap into a single gallon of syrup. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1602H] Thank You for Sharing Sharing is caring, so join P. Allen Smith as he visits with some of the movers and shakers making a real difference in their communities. duration 26:44   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Chef's Life [#212H] Ramp-Ing Up to Spring Vivian hunts for ramps - Appalachian wild leeks - with renowned bacon purveyor Alan Benton near his home in the Tennessee countryside. Vivian's "ramp dealer" brings her his freshest stash, foraged from the North Carolina mountains. Proud grandparents watch as Theo and Flo show off a piglet and a baby goat at the county agriculture show. Vivian uses ramps like a spring onion, making a compound butter and pimped grits, and serving up grilled ramps, pickled ramps and sauteed ramps at a dinner party. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    On The Road with Vic Rallo: Italy! [#105H] Umbria Vic reaches new heights of Italian culture in Orvieto, an 11th century town perched on a cliff of volcanic rock, with stops at the 14th century Duomo; 7 Consuls restaurant; the state of the art Falesco winery; plus the clay to kiln handmade process for the region's distinctive colorful ceramics. Recipes include tortelli and pigeon. duration 24:33   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#209H] Dona Thomas, Amber India, Scala's Bistro Fresh, seasonal ingredients are transformed into Mexican food at our first restaurant, a casual place for all. The second stop is northern Indian. This restaurant has white tablecloths and stellar service as well as great flavors and wonderful bread. The third place has dramatic architectural elements and walls adorned with murals. The bar scene is hip and the northern Italian food keeps customers satisfied. duration 27:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television [#106H] Milk Street Suppers Chicken soup goes global, as Milk Street Cook Catherine Smart shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Georgian chicken soup (chikhirtma). That's Georgia the republic just south of Russia, not the peach-growing, southern state. Milk Street Cook Lynn Clark reaches into the liquor cabinet to add interest to potatoes as she explains how to make cracked potatoes with vermouth, coriander and rennel. Butter takes a back seat as Milk Street Cook Matthew Card shows how to make fluffy olive oil scrambled eggs. And Chris tackles a sticky subject as he demonstrates how to season a carbon steel pan. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#301H] Born in the Kitchen Pati travels to Mexico City to reconnect with her father and help him cook one of her favorite childhood meals: Huevos a la Mexicana. Back in her own kitchen, she'll use that visit as inspiration to cook a few dishes that she remembers fondly from childhood, and then passes on the tradition by cooking dessert with her youngest son, Juju. Recipe 1: Shredded Flank Steak with Potatoes in Green Salsa; Recipe 2: Mexican Rice with Prawns; Recipe 3: Orange Vanilla Flan. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul [#124H] Cuisine Economique Jacques demonstrates how home cooking using quality ingredients doesn't have to break the bank! This style of cooking, learned from his mother, brings together inexpensive ingredients that inspire creative dishes. Black lentil salad with eggs includes a lesson on how to properly boil an egg every time. Jacques adds fresh vegetables to the hearty dish of pork neck and bean fricassee. Then spinach and ricotta lasagna follows as a low-cost classic comfort dish that Jacques pairs with a bold yet budget-friendly red wine. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Cook's Country [#1002H] Spicy and Sour for Supper Bridget Lancaster shows Julia Collin Davison how to make a classic Latin version of arroz con pollo. Equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his choice for the best dry measuring cups on the market. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of store-bought whipped topping. Test cook Christie Morrison shows Bridget how to make the best sour orange pie. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1702H] Two Modern Stews Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate Portuguese-style beef stew. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of prepared pesto. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews the worst gadgets of the year. Finally, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to making the best quinoa and vegetable stew. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#601H] Easter Island - Mysteries & Myths Joseph travels to the most remote inhabited place on earth during his Easter Island adventure. Located more than two thousand miles from the coast of Chile, Rapa Nui (the island's native name) offers a world of mysteries that have remained unanswered for centuries. Questions abound surrounding the origins of the Rapa Nui culture, their enormous carved stone moai and the cause of the Rapa Nui people's ecological and natural disasters. Although one question invariably leads to another, Joseph attempts to explain what often eludes explanation while he spotlights the amazing journey of the Rapa Nui people from the shores of Polynesia more than 1,500 years ago through their glory days and times of turmoil to the vibrant culture that flourishes today. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#901H] Germany's Hamburg and the Luther Trail Hamburg, Germany's mighty port city has risen from the ashes of World War II with a gleaming new skyline and a brisk creative energy. From there, Rick visits the great historic sights of Martin Luther and the Reformation (Erfurt, Wittenberg, and Wartburg Castle) before finishing in the capital of Franconia: wine-loving Wurzburg. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Queen's Garden Hidden behind security cameras and barbed wire are 39 acres of a secret wildlife haven like no other. It's the most biodiverse place in central London and it belongs to Her Majesty The Queen. But few have explored the remarkable plants and animals found here until now. There are a quarter of Britain's insect species, 300 wild flowers and 42 bird species in The Queen's Garden. Oxford Scientific Films was granted exclusive access to film in the royal gardens over a year across all four seasons from Fall 2013. For the first time ever, we'll capture every move of Her Majesty's "royal wildlife" using the latest camera technology. Miniature "Animal Cams" follow everything from pipistrelle bats to fledgling birds and bats. And we'll discover the intriguing, personal stories of the Royal Family's love of nature: the Queen's morning walks with her corgis. The film also includes bits of history, telling the stories of how the garden has changed over the centuries under the rule of different Kings and Queens. During Henry VIII's reign it was a deer park, it then became a menagerie -- and finally an "eco-garden" and family space equipped with tennis court and helipad! duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Keeping Up Appearances [#306] The Art Exhibition Hyacinth and Richard have been invited to a showing at an art gallery, and she hones up by reading books on art. Her polish stands to be stripped, however, when her father sneaks into the exhibit and begins mingling with the art lovers. duration 29:39   TVPG
  • 8:30 pm
    As Time Goes By [#124] A House Full of Women Sandy has moved herself into the Pargetter household. With Judy also living at home, Lionel finds himself surrounded by females and wonders if he has done the right thing in moving in. duration 29:19   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Last Tango In Halifax Holiday Special [#101#] Caroline's new headship involves moving the family to a ramshackle farmhouse in time for Christmas. Alan has a difficult conversation with Gillian, who's consumed by thoughts of the afterlife, convinced she's being haunted by Eddie. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 10:08 pm
    Last Tango In Halifax Holiday Special [#102H] Caroline tells Gillian the truth about why she took the new headship. Gillian's mounting guilt over Eddie's death drives her to make a life-changing decision. On the night of Celia's play, a twist of fate means Alan is forced to confront his fears. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 11:10 pm
    Keeping Up Appearances [#603] Christmas 1994 - Angel Gabriel Blue Hyacinth has been very busy planning a new kitchen (a process which includes asking the Vicar whether a worktop color described as "Angel Gabriel Blue" is accurate). She becomes busier still when Daisy tells her that someone has been found in "Daddy's" bed - and it isn't "Daddy"! duration 48:34   TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#601H] Easter Island - Mysteries & Myths Joseph travels to the most remote inhabited place on earth during his Easter Island adventure. Located more than two thousand miles from the coast of Chile, Rapa Nui (the island's native name) offers a world of mysteries that have remained unanswered for centuries. Questions abound surrounding the origins of the Rapa Nui culture, their enormous carved stone moai and the cause of the Rapa Nui people's ecological and natural disasters. Although one question invariably leads to another, Joseph attempts to explain what often eludes explanation while he spotlights the amazing journey of the Rapa Nui people from the shores of Polynesia more than 1,500 years ago through their glory days and times of turmoil to the vibrant culture that flourishes today. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#901H] Germany's Hamburg and the Luther Trail Hamburg, Germany's mighty port city has risen from the ashes of World War II with a gleaming new skyline and a brisk creative energy. From there, Rick visits the great historic sights of Martin Luther and the Reformation (Erfurt, Wittenberg, and Wartburg Castle) before finishing in the capital of Franconia: wine-loving Wurzburg. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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