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KQED Plus: Saturday, September 15, 2012

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Saturday, September 15, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10455H] US Embassies In Many Countries Are Focus Of Widening Protests * Assessing The Impact Of The Government's 2008 Rescue Of The Financial System * Brooks And Marcus * A Conversation With Sasha Issenberg * Need To Know: The Use Of Military Drones duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Great Performances at the Met [#614H] Wagner's Ring Cycle - Gotterdammerung Siegfried and Brunnhilde's love is torn apart by the curse of the ring. A trio of scheming humans separates the two heroes in a desperate attempt to steal the ring for themselves. Their villainous plan fails, but they succeed in murdering Siegfried. Heartbroken, Brunnhilde takes the ring and leaps into the hero's funeral pyre, causing a global cataclysm and the twilight of the gods. Conducted by Fabio Luisi. Starring Deborah Voigt (Brunnhilde), Wendy Bryn Harmer (Gutrune), Waltraud Meier (Waltraute), Jay Hunter Morris (Siegfried), Iain Paterson (Gunther), Eric Owens (Alberich), Hans-Peter Konig (Hagen). duration 4:54:32   SRND51 TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#123] Bears Chris, Martin and Zoboo care for a young black bear cub who arrives at Animal Junction alone. Another black bear -- an adult male -- arrives and devours all of the snacks. Martin, Chris and Zoboo try to eat as much as the bear, but since they can't come close, they realize that this bear is preparing for his long winter's nap. The Kratts help the adult bear find a suitable resting spot. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#807H] Laughing Together Big Belle - Belle is very excited to learn that Toby also has a bell just like hers, and wants to go and be friends with him. Toby is a little intimidated when he sees how big and powerful Belle is. Belle decides that she wants Toby to do everything that she wants to do. They go to see Farmer Trotter's pigs but Belle spoils the fun by making mud with her water jet. Toby goes into another siding but Belle chases after him still wanting to be his friend. Next they go to Maithwaite Station and Belle rings her big loud bell but Toby reverses away. Belle realizes that if she wants to be Toby's friend she needs to listen to what makes him happy too. So they both listen to the birds twittering and twitting together quietly. Finally they are both happy and become the best of friends. Stuck on You - Thomas is given the special of being the Sodor Search and Rescue Engine for the day. Thomas is excited to see that Butch has a magnet attached to his crane arm. Victor tells them that the magnet comes on when the red light is switched on, but they don't listen. At the Sodor Search and Rescue Center, Harold asks them to take metal poles to Farmer McColl. Butch and Thomas can't figure out how to pick up the poles with the magnet so the poles crash into the sea! Now the red light switches itself on and Butch gets stuck to Thomas! He realizes he should have listened to Victor. Victor tells them again that the magnet is on when the red light is on. This time Thomas and Butch listen and they complete their rescue jobs effortlessly. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Animal Baby Explorers [#108H] Good Grips/Monkey Around * Good Grips - When Skip has trouble making it up a snowy hill without slipping, the Explorers decide to search out animals that have "grips" well suited for the environments they live in.
    * Monkey Around - In search of bananas, the Explorers remember that monkeys like to eat bananas. If they can find a monkey, then maybe they can find bananas. That quest leads them to observe many different kinds of monkeys.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 7:30 am
    Curious George [#119] The Truth About George Burgers/Curious George in the Dark * The Truth About George Burgers - George accidentally loses a batch of Chef Pisghetti's newest creation: Giardino Burgers. And they need to be delivered to the Fireman's Picnic right away. Can George save the day by re-creating the Chef's recipe?
    * Curious George in the Dark - Most of the time, George isn't afraid of the dark, but when he explores a mysterious cave, he decides that sometimes the dark can be a little scary. It doesn't get any better when a thunderstorm knocks the power out and the country house is in the dark. But with the help of his trusty flashlight, George conquers his fears and even shows Jumpy how to have some fun with shadows.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#104H] A Plan for Sand/Whale Music * A Plan for Sand - Nick and Sally are playing in their sandbox, but there's not enough room for them to build their castles. The Cat arrives to take them to the biggest sandbox they'll ever see! In the desert, they meet Carmela the Camel who teaches them about how camels are adapted to live in the dry, sandy climate.
    * Whale Music - Nick and Sally have made a song to sing to their moms, but they can't get the ending quite right. The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet the best singing teacher in the world, Humphrey the Humpback Whale! While bobbing in the ocean, Humphrey teaches the kids that whales communicate by singing, and that it's not how you sing that matters, but what you're saying in the song. The kids return home to delight their mothers with their song!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#104H] Daniel Gets Mad/Katerina Gets Mad Daniel Gets Mad - Daniel Tiger and Prince Wednesday are looking forward to playing at the beach. Then it starts to rain and Mom Tiger says they can't go outside, which makes them very mad. After Mom Tiger helps the boys deal with their mad feelings and they're calm, they come up with a grr-ific plan to make a beach - indoors! Katerina Gets Mad - It's New Instrument Day at Music Man Stan's Music Shop. Everyone is excited, but Katerina Kittycat gets mad when someone else picks the instrument she wants to play. Music Man Stan helps guide Katerina through her mad feelings by teaching everyone how to dance, stomp and sing their mad feelings away. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#312] Caillou The Artiste * A Present for Mommy - Mommy's having a bad day - first she can't find her car keys, then she and Caillou have to shovel the car out, and then the car won't start! At playschool Caillou decides to make her a present to cheer her up. His first two attempts don't turn out but he perseveres and makes her a picture of a sun - to melt all the snow!
    * Caillou the Chef - Jeffrey and Jason are coming over for dinner - it's a make-your-own pizza party! Caillou feels he is an expert at this and starts to show them how to do it. When the twins both opt for less-than-traditional ingredients Caillou is upset that they're doing it all wrong. In the end, however, their pizzas turn out just fine and Caillou learns that everyone has their own unique way of doing things.
    * Caillou the Painter - Caillou's got a brand new painting shirt and decides to paint something for Grandma. He has a little trouble deciding what to paint. He wants to use all his colours and paint all his favourite shapes. Mommy tells him that paintings don't have to be about something and he proceeds to make his own abstract painting! Meanwhile Rosie and Daddy are pressing a flower for Grandma. When Grandma arrives she is thrilled with her very artistic gifts.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Zoboomafoo [#125] Great Singers Animal Junction is alive with the sound of creature songs, so the gang is excited when a kookaburra flies in. But excitement turns to disappointment when this great singer refuses to sing. Zoboo decides that he can figure out how to get the bird to sing, and with some help from Martin and Chris, he does. Jackie and the Animal Helpers are busy applying hawk silhouettes to the windows of Jackie's house. ~ duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#106H] Platypus Cafe While kayaking in Australia, Martin and Chris encounter one of the world's most unusual creatures, a platypus mother with her eggs. But unscrupulous endangered animal chef, Gourmand, plans on making the platypus eggs his next delicacy. The Wild Kratts team must use the special "sixth sense" of the platypus to save the eggs. Science Concept: Organisms use their senses to find out about their surroundings and themselves. Different senses give different information. Platypus have a special electromagnetic sense that detects objects, like food. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Arthur [#708] The World of Tomorrow/Is There A Doctor in the House? * The World of Tomorrow - Since Binky's repeating third grade, he's totally dreading Mr. Ratburn's annual class sleepover at the Science Museum. After all, he remembers how boring it was last year... wouldn't thesecond time around be twice as dull? But an enticing new exhibit - on visions of the future! - shows Binky that science knowledge can reall y come in handy.
    * Is There a Doctor in the House? - Arthur and D.W. face the ultimate challenge when Mom gets a bad cold and then... (gulp!)... gives it to Dad! What if Arthur has to take over Dad's catering business? And how will they raise Baby Kate all by themselves?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1015H] Upgrading Electrical Service; Attracting Butterflies to Gardens Electrician Scott Caron works with a homeowner to upgrade his electrical service from 100 to 200 amps. Then, landscape contractor Roger Cook visits a garden designed to attract butterflies. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Ask This Old House [#1016H] Staining A Cedar Fence; Installing Window Boxes Host Kevin O'Connor works with painter Mauro Henrique to stain a cedar fence. Then, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install window boxes; landscape contractor Roger Cook helps plant them. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3202H] Cadillac Ats Road Test: 2013 Cadillac ATS * Road Test: 2013 Subaru BRZ * Goss' Garage: Funnel Facts duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 12:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3038] Mitt Romney's Coronation; The Romney-Ryan Ticket. duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2344H] September 14, 2012 PENSION REFORM: As the legislative session winds down, Governor Jerry Brown has been sent hundreds of bills, approving an overhaul of the state's underfunded pension system by changing retirement benefits for new employees. Brown is also making his case to voters for approval of his tax measure on the November ballot.
    "AMAZON TAX": On September 15, the so-called Amazon tax kicks in, requiring hundreds of online retailers to charge sales tax to California consumers. It is estimated to boost tax revenue in the state by as much as $300 million annually, and may set the stage for federal legislation.
    Guests: Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group; and Michelle Quinn, Politico.
    SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR ED LEE INTERVIEW: Mayor Lee joins Belva Davis to discuss his first year in office along with November ballot measures and his role in President Obama's re-election campaign.
    AFGHAN CULTURE IN LITTLE KABUL: In the three decades since the 1979 Soviet invasion, several waves of refugees from war-torn Afghanistan have sought a new life in the US. Northern California is home to the largest population of Afghans in the country, thousands of whom have settled in the Bay Area. As Scott Shafer discovers, the area of Fremont known as "Little Kabul" has become a cultural haven for a growing number of Afghan artists and musicians.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 pm
    Healing Quest [#1002] The Weston A. Price Foundation on Changing What We Eat; Life Coach Kevin Kitrell Ross on Nourishing Our Spirit; Meditation Tips from Michele Bernhardt. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Equal Time [#210H] Poetry Or Profanity? Reporter Unsa Suhail explores the world of hip hop and rap music and its impact on children and teenage rappers. This episode of Equal Time takes a look at the current hip hop music scene and speculates as to where it might be headed. The "rap image" is also discussed. Rappers Freddie Gibbs, Kendrick Lamar, Blue Scholars and Casey Veggies lend their voices and share their music. duration 28:31   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    This is Us [#201] Santa Cruz History * Jack O'Neill, inventor of the wetsuit and philanthropist - In the 1950s, Jack O'Neill opened his first surf shop in a garage across the Great Highway in San Francisco, a sand dune away from his favorite bodysurfing break. Jack created the modern-day surf shop. There he sold his first wetsuits, a few vests he made from gluing together pieces of closed cell foam.
    * Susana Arias, internationally known painter/sculptor - If you happen to be holding on to a copy of Fodor's Travel Guide to Panama, you'll see two artists listed as the nation's most important. One of those is Susana Arias.
    * Santa Cruz High School Class of 1954 - Classmates still get together for lunch 50 years after graduation.
    * Richard Donnelly, one of the world's best chocolatiers.
    duration 27:14   STEREO
  • 3:00 pm
    Global Spirit [#106] The Shaman, The Spirit Healer and the Earth For native peoples everywhere, life is a gift that must be respected and honored. In this Global Spirit episode, host Phil Cousineau is joined by Flordemayo, a Mayan spirit healer, and Angaangaq, an Eskimo-Kalaalit Shaman from Greenland. Meeting for the first time, these two indigenous guests share their ancient wisdom and knowledge about man's relationship to nature, as well as the profoundly sacred nature of all life. Compelling footage from Greenland and the deep forests of North America provide the visual backdrop for this memorable meeting of two Native peoples and cosmologies. duration 56:19   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#136H] The One-Percent Court The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and Jamie Raskin, constitutional law professor and Maryland state senator, join Bill to discuss how the uncontested power of the Supreme Court is changing our elections, our country, and our lives. The two joined forces for a special upcoming issue of The Nation entitled "The One Percent Court."
    Also on the program, Bill talks with Craig Unger, author of Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove's Secret Kingdom of Power, about Rove's behind-the-scenes maneuvering to once again affect the outcome of a presidential election.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#505H] Great Swiss Cities: Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Lausanne In this episode we'll focus on an often overlooked side of Switzerland its urban charms. We'll get some exercise, from ringing a very big bell to floating down an urban river. We'll also enjoy a variety of eye-opening art, from Chagall and Klee to inmates of an asylum. Then we'll ponder a few Swiss innovations, from their open-minded drug policies to their hush-hush underground arsenals. And it'll all before a backdrop of Switzerland's stunning natural beauty. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    California's Golden Fairs [#110] Monterey County Fair Huell visits the Monterey County Fair and learns why this area is known as the "Salad bowl of the world," but this fair is not all about agriculture, theres plenty of good food, rides and even some wool spinners to entertain you. duration 26:56   TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Market Warriors [#102#] Antiquing In Philadelphia, PA Miller, John, Bob and Kevin are in the City of Brotherly Love, working in close quarters at the 60-vendor Phila Flea Market. The challenge is to find costume jewelry - within their fixed budgets - with an eye to selling their finds for profit at auction. One picker will make a fatal mistake. Notable picks include a set by French jeweler Marcel Boucher and items such as a Playboy ice bucket and a Japanese mixed metal vase. It becomes clear whose strategy is working best when the items are auctioned at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles. duration 56:10   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:00 pm
    Lawrence Welk Show [#1302] Songs from the Movies Some of your favorite songs & themes from movies are heard in this entertaining show. "Hooray For Hollywood" gets us underway, Anacani gives Carmen Miranda her due with "South America, Take It Away", Guy &Ralna sing the romantic "Somewhere My Love", while Ava Barber, with the help of Charlie Parlato will tickle your funny bone with "Tumbling Tumbleweeds." Jack Imel and the group close the program with "Singin' In The Rain", a fitting tribute to Gene Kelly. duration 57:45   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1411H] Denver, CO - Hour Two In Denver, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Peter Shemonsky visit the unclaimed property office of the Colorado State Treasurer and discover some orphaned gems. Program highlights include:a Dodger's game-used jersey, worn by pitching ace Don Drysdale in 1966; an heirloom 17th-century Massachusetts armchair; and an heirloom 1817 schoolgirl needlework family portrait, valued at $50,000 to $70,000. duration 56:16   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#111] duration 29:16   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#112] duration 29:20   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1108] Tucson, Az - Hour 2 In Tucson, Arizona, host Mark Walberg and appraiser Rosalie Sayyah are at the picturesque Arizona Inn for a conversation about traditional American Indian jewelry of the Southwest. Experts at the Tucson Convention Center continue their own tradition of discovering hidden treasure, including a vibrant 19th-century Navajo chief's blanket; a silver brooch made in the 1940s by then-struggling sculptor Jose DeRivero, whose works now grace the most noted museums and galleries; and a 1776 French harp, bought for a modest sum at an estate sale and identified as the work of Jean-Henri Naderman - harpmaker to such aristocrats as Marie Antoinette - that commands an estimated value of $60,000. duration 54:52   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1115] London City Guide 1 Jonathan begins his exploration of London with a double-decker bus tour of the city's famous sites, including the Tower, St. James's Palace and the British Museum. He later strolls through Hyde Park, pays a whirlwind visit to trendy Camden Market, shops at the world-renowned Harrods in exclusive Knightsbridge and pays tribute to the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios. He then takes a boat trip down the Thames to the Cockney heartland of the East End, where he meets a genuine cockney, Helen, who invites him to sample a good old East End snack - jellied eels. Jonathan ends his stay with a stop in Brixton, the black capital of Europe, visiting a traditional Caribbean barber. duration 56:04   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3712H] Wilco Modern rock band Wilco returns to ACL with tunes from its LP The Whole Love. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

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