TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
KQED Plus: Friday, September 28, 2012
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12:00 amPBS NewsHour [#10464H] UN Netanyahu * Libya * American Graduate - North Dakota * Daily Download * NFL duration 56:46 STEREO TVRE
1:00 amHappiness Advantage with Shawn Achor, The Positive psychology expert Shawn Achor demonstrates how to use the latest scientific research on happiness to find success in every aspect of our lives. Most people believe that once they land that long-awaited promotion, make more money, get their kids into the right schools, lose a few pounds, or find a meaningful relationship, then they'll be happy. But based on recent discoveries in the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience, Achor shows us that that formula for happiness is wrong. In fact, it's backwards.
It turns out, happiness actually fuels success, not the other way around.This is what Achor calls The Happiness Advantage. When we become more positive, our brain becomes more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient and productive. The result is an advantage over the entirety of our life - improving success at work, creating better health, better relationships with our loved ones, and creating a happier home. duration 1:28:37 STEREO TVPG
2:30 amLeonard Cohen Live In London For over four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on. His songs have set a virtually unmatched standard in their seriousness and range. Sex, spirituality, religion, power - he has relentlessly examined the largest issues in human lives, always with a full appreciation of how elusive answers can be to the vexing questions he raises.
But those questions, and the journey he has traveled in seeking to address them, are the ever-shifting substance of his work, as well as the reasons why his songs never lose their overwhelming emotional force. Documentaries, awards, tribute albums and the ongoing march of artists eager to record his songs all acknowledge the peerless contribution Cohen has made to what one of his titles aptly calls "The Tower of Song." duration 1:27:58 STEREO
4:00 amSantana - Live at Montreux 2011 The legendary Carlos Santana brings together his unique blend of styles and sounds to deliver a blistering performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival fresh for 2011. Santana's world music, blues, rock 'n roll and jazz fusion has reached across the globe and stayed with audiences through the eras. This live show is a perfect display of the multi-Grammy Award winning artist as not only an accomplished composer and vocalist, but also as the incredible musician who can rank highly among some of the greatest guitarists of all time.
With a truly remarkable career that proves talent and longevity walk hand-in-hand, Carlos takes to the prestigious Montreux stage to play his impressive hit list that includes early tracks "Evil Ways" and "Jingo" from 1969, through to later chart-toppers "Smooth" and "Maria Maria." Other standout classics include favorites "Black Magic Woman" and "Oye Como Va." duration 1:29:51 STEREO TVG
5:30 amImageMakers [#1001H] The Golden Years THE BIRTHDAY CIRCLE - England
Two young children defiantly claim independence in their own home, but are implored by their frustrated elders to consider external care. This unique film places mature dialogue literally in the mouths of babes making for an uncomfortable, but illuminating look at the cruel irony of aging. What results is a role reversal dark comedy of brutal honesty. Directed and produced by Philip Lepherd. Principal cast: Matthew Marsh, Orson Lepherd, Rafe Lepherd, and Rosemary Smith.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT - England
It's not everyday you fall in love, but in 70-year-old Arthur's case he can and does. When he spots Ruth in the retirement home, he knows in his heart he has finally found his soul mate. Directed by Michael Davies, the short film shows that you are never too old to fall in love. Principal cast: John Hurt, Phyllida Law, and Barry McCarthy. Love at First Sight won the top prize at six film festivals and was shortlisted for a 2012 Academy Award.
DANNY & ANNIE - USA
In a simple analogy, the old Brooklynite Danny Perasa says that marriage is like color TV. Once you have it, you never want to go back to black and white. He has been married to Annie for 25 years. The couple recounts their life together from their first date (on which Danny proposed) to Danny's final days with terminal cancer. This remarkable couple personifies the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people. Directed and animated by brothers Mike and Tim Rauch. duration 25:06 STEREO TVG
6:00 amZoboomafoo [#137] Cats It's kitten pandemonium when all kinds of kittens turn Animal Junction upside down. An overwhelmed Zoboo, Martin and Chris try to take care of these curious creatures but quickly realize that they're in over their heads. Luckily, the cavalry rides to the rescue when the mother cats arrive to take control of the situation. The guys wonder if wild cats are similar to house cats and go to see if lions and cougars purr. Jackie is busy brushing her cat Rapunzel, a great way to show her cat that she cares for her. Plus, birds and squirrels love the loose fur for padding their nests. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amRaggs [#149H] Books When Razzles can't find her book, she and the dogs clean up the house and practice how to take good care of a book. When Pido cannot find a new bedtime story to read to the dogs, he creates a new story combining everyone's favorite book character into one adventure. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY
7:00 amSesame Street [#4280H] Rhyming Block Mother Goose is visiting Sesame Street and needs to write three new nursery rhymes by the end of the day, but she fears she has become a rusty rhymer. Elmo and Abby say they are great rhymers, and they offer to help. Mother Goose explains that to write really good nursery rhymes, you need conflict - when someone wants something or needs something very badly. Just then Alan comes out with 13 fresh cookies that he made for a friend's birthday. Cookie Monster is having a hard time resisting them and Mother Goose sees the conflict. She starts writing and gets stuck rhyming "plate," but Abby comes to the rescue with the word "eight." Mother Goose continues with her rhyme, as Cookie Monster gobbles up the cookies, but this time she can't figure out a rhyme for "done." Once again, Abby calls out a rhyming word - "none!" Elmo feels upset that Abby keeps getting the rhymes faster than him, but Mother Goose assures him that she has two more to come up with. The next rhyme is about Super Grover trying to open a stuck pickle jar for Alan, and Elmo rhymes the next word. But Abby gets the one after that, and Elmo gets more upset. He and Abby get into an argument about it. Their conflict gives Mother Goose an idea for her third rhyme, which is about Elmo and Abby wanting to help, but ending up fighting instead. Together they come up with the rhyming words Mother Goose needs, and they realize that arguing is silly because they are both best friends and good rhymers. duration 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:00 amWordWorld [#107H] Dog's Camping Adventure/V Is for Vacation * Dog's Camping Adventure: Pig and Frog take Dog on his first camping trip. When they lose one of the letters to their Tent, it's Dog who overcomes his fear and finds it in the dark forest...along with a monster!
* V is for Vacation: The weather is turning colder, and Duck is ready for his yearly vacation (migration). He's not sure, however, how to go. When Bird tells him he just needs to "find the 'V, '" Duck is off and running on what seems, at first, like a wild goose chase.