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KQED Plus: Sunday, December 16, 2012

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Sunday, December 16, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3610H] Monsters of Folk ACL presents alternative rock supergroup Monsters of Folk. The group performs songs from its debut album. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 1:00 am
    Irish Rovers Christmas duration 1:26:26   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    Super Brain with Dr. Rudy Tanzi This program explores new discoveries in neuroscience that maximize the potential of the human brain in practical and actionable ways. The field of neuroscience has been exploding with new findings by the day. Ever since it became possible to view the human brain as it lights up with activity, researchers have had to change long-held assumptions about an organ that has been called "the three-pound universe." Dr. Rudy Tanzi is introduced by his co-author Dr. Deepak Chopra. In his new program, the Harvard Medical School professor takes advantage of cutting-edge research to show the way we all can maximize our brain's potential. duration 1:28:42   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Unleash The Power of the Female Brain with Dr. Amen Bestselling author and brain expert Dr. Daniel Amen offers insight on the unique characteristics and needs of the female brain along with a practical, prescriptive program targeted specifically for women to help them thrive. He addresses the issues women ask about the most including fertility, pregnancy, menopause, weight, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and relationships. duration 1:59:22   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 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)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#704H] Special Jobs Diesel's Special Delivery - When Diesel sees James being admired with a special of pretty piglets, he decides that he wants to be admired too. He abandons his slate for the school's leaking roof and sets off to find an equally admirable special. First he tries Thomas' truck of apples, then Rosie's flatbed of flowers, but still nobody notices him. Later, he spots James' piglets outside Farmer Trotter's farm, and decides to take them to the school. But when he arrives, rain is imminent and the children are about to get wet. Diesel realizes how important his slate is. He races back to the farm with Farmer Trotter's piglets, picks up his slate and gets back to the school just in time. Pingy Pongy Pick Up - It's an important day on the Island of Sodor. The football team is playing an important match and all of the engines are given special jobs. Emily is asked to bring the team's washing but she wants to do a job which is more important. So Emily decides to try and help everyone else and ignores her job. Emily learns that the washing she is due to deliver is the Sodor United team's football kit! Now the football team has nothing to wear!. Emily decides to make everything better. She races to get the football kits cleaned and dries them by hanging the shirts like a long washing line from her funnel. The football team is delighted. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Bob the Builder [#609] Tumbler's Big Day Horticultural Flex is busy studying some rare plants when he hears about Sunflower Valley's very first radio station. Bob and the team get to work building the studio and erecting the transmitter. While they work, the machines think of ideas for their very own radio shows. Flex is determined to have an original idea but every time he thinks of one, someone else has beaten him to it - Roley is doing a jingle, Dodger is telling jokes and Scoop and Muck are reading stories. Flex is so worried he'll never have an original idea that he forgets that Bob needs his to help install the tall transmitter! Flex is very sorry but Bob has a great idea to solve Flex's problem. Later, with the radio station finally finished Flex dazzles the valley with his very own gardening program! It's snowy and icy in Sunflower Valley and Bob is building an ice-rink at Bobland Bay. Dizzy is delighted since she loves to ice-skate. Tumbler declares that he loves to skate too and will show her how it's really done! On their way to collect some special concrete for the ice-rink, Tumbler skids on some ice in the road. He's not as experienced as he says! But determined not to let Dizzy find out, he does everything he can to avoid more ice - including taking them a very long way back to Bob! When Dizzy gets stuck in a snow drift, Tumbler only has one choice - to admit that he's not very good on the ice and to ask Dizzy to teach him. Soon Tumbler is skating like a pro! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Curious George [#701H] Monkey Down Under/Bright Lights, Little Monkey * Monkey Down Under - G'Day Mate! George and The Man with the Yellow Hat visit the land down under for an Australian outback safari adventure! While the Man goes sightseeing for sea cows, George stays behind to investigate footprints in the sand. Could it be a mysterious hopping clown rabbit? Or perhaps...a baby kangaroo!
    * Bright Lights, Little Monkey - George, Allie, and Bill go on a late-night search for a mysterious creature - the Perseids. But taking pictures in the dark is hard enough without making noise to scare away their camera-shy guests. They'll need a new way to communicate...in a flash!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 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 [#111H] Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty/Daniel Goes To The Potty Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty - Prince Wednesday is in the block corner at school building the "tallest tower in the world!" Even though he needs to go to the bathroom, he doesn't want to stop what he is doing. He learns how important it is to stop and go right away. Daniel Goes to the Potty - Dad's trumpet is broken, so he takes Daniel along to Music Man Stan's Shop to get it fixed. While at the shop, Daniel needs to use the bathroom, but thinks he will have to wait until they get home. Music Man Stan explains that everyone goes to the bathroom, and Daniel learns that he can use the bathroom there - or anywhere else in the neighborhood! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#404] Caillou Helps Out Everyone's lending a helping hand today. Caillou plans a surprise birthday party for Grandpa with Grandma's help. He and Grandma get everything ready, and Grandpa is very surprised and very happy. Caillou really likes to play with Leo's pet hamster and would love to have one of his own. He doesn't realize how much hard work having a hamster can be until he offers to look after Leo's pet while Leo and his parents are out of town. He soon realizes it's not all fun and games - especially with Gilbert around! Mom is upset when the mailman only brings bills, bills and more bills. Caillou and Dad decide to make a nice letter for her and they give it to the mailman to deliver. Mom is thrilled to get such a nice letter from Caillou. On another day, Caillou is really looking forward to a special day with Dad, but Dad gets a bad cold and has to stay home. Caillou is pretty disappointed at first, but then with some help from Mom, Dr. Caillou looks after patient Dad. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    Zoboomafoo [#127] Fast & Slow When a cheetah visits Animal Junction, Chris, Martin and Zoboo try to join the cheetah coalition. Jackie's planting a garden of flowers for the hummingbirds that live around her house. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#135H] Quillber's Birthday Present It's Aviva's birthday, and Chris and Martin decide to collect shed porcupine quills to make a beautiful necklace as a gift. As they tag along with an African Crested Porcupine, they discover that animals have different ways and even some highly specialized features to defend themselves from predators. For example, porcupine quills are modified hairs, designed by nature into a deadly defense. The Kratt brothers must use this amazing defense to protect the porcupines from Zach's latest animal collection scheme. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    SciGirls [#208H] Bee Haven What's the buzz in urban gardens? The SciGirls use math, mapping and data visualization to help a colony of bees thrive in a downtown Phoenix neighborhood. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Burt Wolf: What We Eat [#109] Taking The High Grounds: The Story of Coffee Christopher Columbus never had an espresso, a latte or a double, skinny mochaccino grande. When he set sail from Spain in 1492, coffee was an exotic luxury available only in the Muslim world. 500 years later, it is the second most valuable legal export on earth and the most widely used psychoactive drug. This program looks at the discovery of coffee in Ethiopia, its ability to control the economy of major nations, and its role in both the American and French Revolutions. We'll find out how it is grown and processed, the truth about decaffeination, and how to make a perfect cup of Joe. duration 26:49   TVG
  • 11:30 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1110H] Asian Favorites at Home Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to create a different kind of stir-fry, Thai Chicken with Basil. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews large saucepans in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Becky Hays reveals the foolproof method to making perfect Shu Mai, right at home! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#507H] Upscale Meat and Potatoes Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making perfect Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for fondue pots. And finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Duchess Potatoes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#110H] Ticket to Provence Joanne and her student Sasha are transported to Provence using herbs, citrus, and garlic. Joanne begins with a bright fresh citrus salad and then working together they create a very classic country, yet refined, dish of braised cod with leeks and potato. Recipes: Citrus Salad with Mint and Red Onions, Cod Braised with Leeks, Potatoes and Thyme, and Roasted Garlic Slab. Student: Sasha Bernstein, Restaurant Consultant. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#405H] Indian Palace, Thanh Long, Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant First Indian Palace delivers traditional recipes in an unlikely location, followed by crab, crab and more crab at Thanh Long. Then it's Italian elegance served up at Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Heirloom Meals Christmas Hosted by culinary artist and public-radio personality Carole Murko, HEIRLOOM MEALS CHRISTMAS celebrates the holiday season by delving into America's rich and diverse culinary history and honoring tried-and-true recipes and dining traditions. As she did in APT's Heirloom Meals' Thanksgiving, Murko seeks to "savor yesterday's traditions today" while paying tribute to the dying art of cooking from scratch. She contrasts the Mexican-American tradition of making tamales on Christmas Eve with the old-world Austrian-American custom of preparing a Christmas goose. Other unique recipes include a sweet potato cake, holiday-themed lollipops and a closely guarded family eggnog. Murko also visits the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass. to tour a special exhibit of works related to Charles Dickens and Christmas. She ventures to Shelburne Farms, Vermont, to chat with a cheesemaker about sustainable farming. To add to holiday cheer, the special also includes songs performed by world-renowned jazz singer and pianist Judy Carmichael in the comfort of Carole's home. duration 55:21   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#307] Celebrating Christmas at Biltmore Estate Burt returns to The Biltmore Estate for the second part of his investigation into our Christmas traditions. Why do we have Christmas Trees and why are they covered with electric lights? Who introduced the glass tree ornament and why? How did we get into the habit of wrapping our presents and what do they really symbolize? These and dozens of other Christmas customs are explained in this fascinating and surprising program. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Transplant: A Gift for Life This documentary reveals the powerful emotions and cutting-edge science involved in vital organ transplant. Told through multiple real-life stories, viewers meet a daughter who shares half of her liver to save her father's life; the recipient of a lung transplant who reaches out to his deceased donor's family; and two mothers who nurse their sons through multiple transplants, with only one mother getting a happy ending. Filmmaker Denny Mahoney received a 2008 liver transplant via a live donation from his nephew Matthew. He recovered well, and worked tirelessly to address the fact that every day, 19 people in the United States die waiting for an organ transplant, and every 12 minutes, another person is added to the transplant list. Transplant: A Gift for Life premiered locally on Twin Cities Public Television just weeks after Mahoney's death from cancer in March 2012. In this program, you'll see the real parents and children, co-workers and friends, physicians and scientists whose lives are a testimony to the fact that a tragic death - or inspirational generosity - of one person can pull another back from the brink, offering a second chance at life. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 pm
    Agatha Christie's Poirot [#507] The Dead Man's Mirror Poirot is keen on an Art Deco mirror, but is outbid at auction by Gervase Chevenix who asks Poirot to find out if he is being defrauded - offering him the mirror as a fee. Poirot travels down to Chevenix's house, but, before he can begin the fraud investigation, his client is found shot dead and his "fee" shattered into a thousand pieces. A note beside the body which reads simply "sorry" is Poirot's only obvious piece of evidence. duration 50:52   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 pm
    Sherlock Holmes [#210] Wisteria Lodge A baffling and intriguing case for Holmes and Watson at Wisteria Lodge involving a foreign tyrant, an English governess and an unorthodox police inspector. What transpires is a wild-goose chase which tragically ends in murder. duration 51:59   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Johnny Mathis - Wonderful, Wonderful! Recorded at The Tropicana in Atlantic City on October 27, 2006 in celebration of his 50 years in show business, Johnny performs many of his hits including "In the Morning," "Wonderful! Wonderful!, "What I Did For Love," "Chances Are," "Misty, "Maria," Stranger in Paradise" and "A Certain Smile." duration 59:06   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nova [#3914H] Mystery of Easter Island A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues or moai, weighing up to 86 tons? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? Nova explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from ecocide to cannibalism. Among the radical new theories is that the islanders used ropes to "walk" the statues upright, like moving a fridge. With the help of an accurate 15-ton replica statue, a Nova team sets out to test this high-risk, seemingly unlikely theory. duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nova [#3616H] Lizard Kings They look like dragons. Armed with sharp teeth, tearing claws and a whip-like tail, these fearsome creatures are not only powerful, they're also smart. Top predators with intelligence, who learn as they hunt, and who use their brain to track down prey, no matter what. Sounds like these cunning hunters should be a big-brained mammal, but these creatures are reptiles, members of a family that evolved when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. They are the largest lizards still walking the planet, the monitor lizards -- the Lizard Kings. duration 55:21   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Frontline [#1610^] From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians - Pax Romana/A Light To The Nations Explores the life of Jesus and the movement he started, challenging familiar assumptions and conventional notions about the origins of Christianity. Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial historical evidence and interviews with the nation's leading New Testament scholars, the series transports viewers back two thousand years to the time and place where Jesus once lived and preached. The film traces Jesus' life,focusing on the events that occurred after he died, and on his first followers, the men and women whose belief, conviction and martyrdom created a major movement that transformed the Roman Empire in the space of only 300 years.

    "Pax Romana" - This segment traces the life of Jesus, exploring the message that helped his ministry grow andthe events that led to his crucifixion. Born in the reign of Emperor Augustus in the Pax Romana - the Roman Peace - Jesus was a subject of the Roman Empire. This first hour looks at how scholars and archaeologists have pieced together a new portrait of where Jesus was born, how he lived and who he was.

    "A Light to the Nations" - The second hour turns from the life of Jesus to the period that followed hisdeath, examining the rise of Christianity and concluding with the Fir st Revolt - the bloody and violent siege of Jerusalem and the beginning of a rift between Christianity and Judaism. It also explores new evidence suggesting that Jesus' followers, because of their diversity andthe differences in their cultures and languages, looked at and interp reted Jesus and his teachings in many different ways.
    duration 1:52:21   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Les Paul: Live In New York City An intimate performance from a music legend, featuring Les Paul & His Trio, and duets with Steve Miller, Keith Richards, Jose Feliciano, Dave Grisman, Sonya Hensley, and others. The special captures a raucous and unadorned Les Paul in 2005 at the Iridium Jazz Club, the subterranean joint where he worked the nocturnal chaos like the vaudevillian he was at heart, to the delight of audiences privileged to experience his talent. duration 56:03   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#149H] Fiscal Cliffs and Fiscal Realities * When it comes to America's economic health, all anyone seems to talk about is the "fiscal cliff," and the perils of our inevitable plunge. But media's favorite metaphor is distracting us from actual and crucial fiscal realities. This week, independent political and economic analysts Bruce Bartlett and Yves Smith join Bill in a discussion that's become as rare as it is necessary - why are Washington insiders talking about the deficit crisis and not the jobs crisis?
    Bartlett, former advisor to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, got into hot water with fellow conservatives when he aired concerns about the direction of their ideology and wrote critically of the second George Bush. His most recent book is The Benefit and The Burden: Tax Reform - Why We Need It, and What It Will Take. Yves Smith, who spent more than 25 years in the financial services industry, is the founder and editor of the popular blog Naked Capitalism, and runs a successful management consulting firm.< br />* Following the conversation, Bill shares his perspective on one of the most corrupt D.C. fixtures - the revolving door between Washington leadership and lobbying. That lucrative pathway ensures that "when push comes to shove, corporate interests will have the upper hand in the close calls that determine public policy... no matter which party is in power."
    * Finally on the broadcast, poet and former publishing executive James Autry joins Bill to talk about issues of art and of heart. He shares his poems with Bill and discusses his and his wife Sally's challenging but inspiring experience raising their autistic child.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
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