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KQED Plus: Saturday, December 22, 2012

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Saturday, December 22, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10525H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Doc Martin [#401Z] Better The Devil Life in the beautiful Cornish village of Portwenn has become ever more infuriating for Dr. Martin Ellingham since the heart-wrenching decision to call off his marriage to local headmistress Louisa. Louisa has left, and Martin has begun to question what keeps him in Cornwall. It's certainly not his relentlessly annoying patients. On a visit to the hospital, Martin is stunned to meet Edith, his old girlfriend from medical school days who is now a top-ranking doctor with a flourishing private practice. Martin learns there is a prestigious surgeon's job coming free in London that is perfect for him if he can overcome his blood phobia. But all Martin's thoughts of the future are turned upside-down when Louisa unexpectedly returns to Portwenn. She wants nothing to do with Martin, but she has big news of her own - she's pregnant. duration 46:07   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Inspector George Gently [#204H] Goodbye China The detective looks into the suspicious death of old friend and informant, known as China, when he is told conflicting reasons for the man's demise. duration 1:27:22   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Sherlock Holmes [#211] The Bruce Partington Plan A young man is found murdered on a railway line leading from the underground. Plans of a secret submarine are found in his pocket. Is he a hero or traitor? Aided and abetted by brother Mycroft, Holmes and Watson search for the killer of Cadogen West and look to secure the missing papers. duration 52:39   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [#110] duration 26:54   TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#150H] What We Can Learn from Lincoln One reason so many people are disillusioned by the state of things in America - even more so after the terror in Newtown - is that our political system hasn't produced consistently good results in a long time. We've forgotten that democracy is supposed to be about addressing our problems through a political system that encourages bargaining, compromise, and progress. Except for taking us to war, showering largesse on the privileged and powerful, and courting donors instead of representing voters, Washington politics promotes gridlock, paralysis, and stalemate.
    But Bill Moyers points to a new ray of hope - not in politics, but in theaters: the movie Lincoln. This week, Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner, who wrote the film's screenplay, joins Bill for a "history lesson about politics." The two talk about finding the man inside the monument, and what Abraham Lincoln - 147 years after his death - can still teach us all about politics, compromise, and the survival of American democracy.
    "The job of the president is both to make the compromises necessary to actually have things happen in a democracy, which means compromising at a slower pace than anybody would necessarily like," Kushner tells Bill. "At the same time he has to keep telling us where we're going, what we're trying to arrive at. And I think that Obama has done an astonishing job of doing that over and over, of reminding us that government is a good thing, and that we share responsibility for one another because without that shared responsibility our own lives are destroyed."
    "You will be reminded that politics can be made to work for the good of the country," says Bill of the show. "It could even help us reduce the violence in America and make more Newtown tragedies less likely."
    Also on the show, Bill reflects on the elementary school shooting in Connecticut and its implications for our culture.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#129] Bathtime Things get messy when three muddy dogs descend upon Animal Junction. To make matters worse, Martin gets coated in mud too, so now there are four creatures in serious need of a bath. Jackie is busy filling up her birdbath with water so that birds have a place to drink and to splash around. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#710H] Winter Delights Merry Misty Island - It's the Winter Holidays on the Island of Sodor. Dash, Bash and Ferdinand decide to throw a party. This is their first party and they're not really sure what to do and they won't ask Thomas to help them. Soon the Logging Locos have caused chaos on Misty Island with party decorations scattered all over the place. They need help fast before their party is ruined. Thomas turns up just in time and the Winter Holiday Party is a big success. Merry Winter Wish - It's the Winter Holidays and Thomas is given the special job of delivering the Star of Knapford to Knapford Station. Instead of going directly to Knapford, Thomas decides to give all of his friends a wish upon the star. The friends wish upon the star but soon there is an accident and the star falls off the back of Thomas' flatbed. With the help of his friends Thomas gets the star to Knapford just in time. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Animal Baby Explorers [#205H] Busy Builders/Elephant Walk Busy Builders - The team is trying to figure out which type of house to build for themselves when they decide to go on an exploration to find out how other animals in the wild build their own houses. Elephant Walk - Miss Sally has the team playing a guessing game as they come across a question about the largest land animals learning the Elephant is just that creature. They travel to find out more about the lives of Elephants. duration 28:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Curious George [#310] Shipwrecked with Hundley/Chasing Rainbows * Shipwrecked With Hundley - George and the Man with the Yellow Hat join Hundley and the Doorman for a ride on their neat and orderly sailboat -- much to Hundley's dismay. A cracked boom forces them to land on a remote island to make repairs. But when George thoughtfully returns the anchor to the boat, he and Hundley drift into the open sea! Working as a team, they're able to navigate the sailboat back to land, but the Man and the Doorman are nowhere to be found. Are George and Hundley stuck on this island forever, or are those familiar looking rocks, trees, and birds the key to finding their friends? * Chasing Rainbows - It's Steve and Betsy's first time in the country and who better to give them a guided tour of the forest than George? When a light rain casts a stunning rainbow in the sky, George decides to track down the end of the rainbow to see if there really is a pot of gold. Betsy and Charkie follow, leaving Steve behind trying to take pictures of the wildlife. Where did George and Betsy go? Bill rescues Steve from an encounter with a moose. They seek the Man with the Yellow Hat's assistance locate George and Betsy. But can the Man's "pot of gold" lead the travelers back to the treasure of a safe home? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#109H] A Tale About Tails/Sticky Situation * A Tale About Tails - Nick and Sally are playing "Tape the Tail on the Donkey" when they wish they had tails of their own! Well it just so happens that the Cat knows a lot about tails! He brings them to the Jungle of Wagga-Tag-Tail where they meet a number of animals with very different tails. When Nick and Sally get to test out all of these tails for themselves, they learn that different tails can do different things!
    * Sticky Situation - Sally and Nick are playing the drums on overturned buckets when Nick breaks his drumstick! Luckily, the Cat knows someone who is a stick expert, his friend Betty Beaver! She finds Nick the perfect drumstick, but when her dam springs a leak, Nick, Sally and the Cat help her fix it, using Nick's new stick. He doesn't have a stick anymore, but Nick learns an even better way to drum: using a home-made beaver tail!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#117H] Good Morning Daniel/Goodnight Daniel Good Morning Daniel - It's a typical morning in the Tiger household, and Daniel has to get up for school but his playing and imagining distract him from his routine. Daniel learns that his morning routine helps him be ready in time for Trolley to take him to school. Goodnight Daniel - Tonight, Daniel is pretending to be Super Daniel! But after dinner, he has to follow his nighttime routine even though he would rather play. Young viewers follow Daniel as he gets ready for bed and eventually he learns that even super heroes get sleepy. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#318] Caillou's Christmas * Caillou Goes Caroling - Caillou goes out caroling for the very first time with Mommy, Daddy, Rosie, Grandpa and Grandma. He finds out caroling is lots of fun - you get to stay up late and surprise your friends with carols, and you even get treats! They finish up the night with a big finale at the seniors' home and Caillou imagines he's really 'dashing through the snow' in a horse and sleigh.
    * A Playschool Party - It's a very special day at playschool as they celebrate the many ways of celebrating the holiday season. The children bring various seasonal objects for show and tell - Caillou brings his Christmas stocking to show. After a potluck feast the children go outside and build a snow fort together.
    * Caillou's Christmas Eve - It's finally Christmas Eve and Caillou just can't wait for nighttime. He's planning to stay up all night to see Santa, but when the time comes he finds this to be a lot harder than he thought it would be. Just as he's dozing off he faintly hears Santa calling out "Merry Christmas!" And in the morning his stocking is full of treats!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Zoboomafoo [#131] Funny Faces Funny faces pop-up everywhere in this episode of Zoboomafoo. The Kratt brothers and Zoboomafoo scour the wild and Animal Junction for animals with funny faces, and they don't have to look hard. Moose, pigs, bats and others stop by to strut their stuff and make funny faces for the camera! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Arthur's Perfect Christmas Plans are underway in Elwood City for the best holidays ever as Arthur, D.W., their family and friends make preparations for perfect gifts, perfect parties and perfect family traditions for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and even "Baxter Day" (Buster and his mom's special celebration). The only problem is, just like in real life, perfection is hard to attain, and things start to fall apart. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    This Old House [#3205H] Getting Around In Cambridge Kevin joins the legions of Cambridge locals by biking to work on a vintage bicycle restored locally. Tom shows Kevin how he's gotten rid of the steps to the roof deck. Roger arrives to tackle the giant stump left over from the old Norway maple. Richard shows Kevin how they've kept the ducts out of the roof rafter bays to preserve that space for insulation, and on the second floor, how they've hidden the air handler at the top of a hall closet. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Ask This Old House [#1105H] Planting Palm Trees/Replacing an Old Heating System With One That's More Efficient Landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to Miami to help a homeowner plant several varieties of palm trees in her front yard. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Kevin shares information on new light bulbs. And Richard replaces an old heating system and hot water heater with a much smaller and more efficient single appliance. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    What Next After Newtown: What Our Country And Communities Can Do This 3-hour program is divided into the following six segments:
    1. THE MIND OF A KILLER - We will look at the latest theories about what causes these killing sprees. We will explore the issues of depression and rage and why they often focus on a school environment. We will make the point that there are no simple explanations and no simple checklist.
    2. PUBLIC POLICY AND MENTAL ILLNESS - What is available for a troubled young person? Are there enough diagnostic tools available? What kind of treatment is available and affordable? We are especially interested in stories of parents who say there is no middle ground between sending a troubled person to jail or trying to cope with them on their own.
    3. SCHOOL SECURITY - How much security is in place now and what lessons can we learn from this tragedy and others? What kind of training is in place now? What difficult choices will teachers and administrators face in the future?
    4. TALKING TO CHILDREN AND FINDING A PATH TO HEALING - Children at different ages require different explanations in the immediate wake of this incident. What are the complications as time goes by? How will age groups react differently over time? How can communities heal and what lessons can we learn from other communities who have dealt with mass killings?
    5. VIOLENCE IN THE MEDIA - Are we as a society becoming more accustomed to violence because we see it everywhere, from the non-stop news cycle which dwells on tragedies such as this, to video games, movies and television? Do these images have a real effect on everyone, or just a particularly deadly impact on those pre-disposed to kill? What obligation, if any, do producers and content creators have?
    6. ACCESSIBILITY OF WEAPONS, ESPECIALLY ASSAULT WEAPONS - Is this the event that will galvanize political action and is banning assault weapons the right thing to do? Is there any reason for any civilian to have these weapons of destruction? Or, will these weapons continue to slip in no matter what we do and will determined killers still get them? Is a more realistic solution not banning guns but putting more guns into the hands of security guards, teachers and others?
    duration 2:56:46   STEREO
  • 3:00 pm
    America's Children's Holiday Parade from Oakland [#2012H] America's Children's Holiday Parade is one of most unique parades of its kind in the country. The 2012 parade will feature a cast of characters from PBS KIDS, popular children's storybooks, movies and programs. The parade will also feature colorful floats, terrific marching bands, giant balloons, and entertaining performance groups. Over 100,000 spectators line the streets of downtown Oakland to view this event live. The 2012 parade will be hosted by Claudine Wong and Dave Clark of KTVU-FOX 2 and a yet to be announced special guest host. This year's parade will feature many children's favorite stars including Garfield, Odie, Clifford, Strawberry Shortcake, the Peanuts Gang, Curious George and many more. duration 56:49   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#150H] What We Can Learn from Lincoln One reason so many people are disillusioned by the state of things in America - even more so after the terror in Newtown - is that our political system hasn't produced consistently good results in a long time. We've forgotten that democracy is supposed to be about addressing our problems through a political system that encourages bargaining, compromise, and progress. Except for taking us to war, showering largesse on the privileged and powerful, and courting donors instead of representing voters, Washington politics promotes gridlock, paralysis, and stalemate.
    But Bill Moyers points to a new ray of hope - not in politics, but in theaters: the movie Lincoln. This week, Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner, who wrote the film's screenplay, joins Bill for a "history lesson about politics." The two talk about finding the man inside the monument, and what Abraham Lincoln - 147 years after his death - can still teach us all about politics, compromise, and the survival of American democracy.
    "The job of the president is both to make the compromises necessary to actually have things happen in a democracy, which means compromising at a slower pace than anybody would necessarily like," Kushner tells Bill. "At the same time he has to keep telling us where we're going, what we're trying to arrive at. And I think that Obama has done an astonishing job of doing that over and over, of reminding us that government is a good thing, and that we share responsibility for one another because without that shared responsibility our own lives are destroyed."
    "You will be reminded that politics can be made to work for the good of the country," says Bill of the show. "It could even help us reduce the violence in America and make more Newtown tragedies less likely."
    Also on the show, Bill reflects on the elementary school shooting in Connecticut and its implications for our culture.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#512H] Istanbul Where Europe comes face to face with Asia, we'll explore the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul. We'll lose our way in the Grand Bazaar and feast like kings with locals at a fisherman's wharf. We'll follow the fall of the Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's ancient wall, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. To escape the city bustle, we'll board a boat on the churning Bosphorus, make friends over backgammon, and try a traditional bath. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spirit of Scrooge: Presenting The Gift The Spirit of Scrooge is the story of The Gift, Notre Dame de Namur University's annual production of "A Christmas Carol, The Musical," which is performed for free in exchange for audience contributions of toys and food for the families in need of San Mateo County. Now in it's 27th year, The Gift is the annual community reminder that Christmas, and its infectious spirit, has arrived. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 5:59 pm
    Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows This program features classic clips from Andy Williams' Christmas specials. Filling homes with seasonal cheer, the specials became a cherished holiday family tradition. The digitally re-mastered production numbers are complete with magnificent sets and costumes and a cast of singers, dancers and skaters. Quintessential moments include Williams' solos on "Silent Night" and "Ave Maria," as well as performances with his brothers on "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and with the Osmonds on "Silver Bells." Interviews with Williams, his son Bobby and Donny Osmond are interwoven with the show clips. duration 1:28:52   TVG
  • EVENING
  • 7:00 pm
    Lawrence Welk Show [#1317] Christmas We go back to 1966 to celebrate Christmas with Lawrence, his Musical Family, and their families. Lawrence makes his annual singing entrance on "Jingle Bells". You're guaranteed to fall in love with Barbara & Bobby as Raggedy Ann & Andy for the "Doll Dance". The Lennon Sisters sing the beautiful "Star Carol" while JoAnn Castle rocks the house with "Frosty The Snowman". Aladdin gives the show a perfect touch with the holiday classic "Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus". You'll want to watch this show with your whole family. duration 57:45   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1619H] Cats & Dogs Whether it's a ceramic dog or a painted cat, this special is chock full of appraisals featuring felines and canines - in sculpture, on canvas and in many other forms. Take a look at an original "Hush Puppy" mascot, dog portraits and one "naughty cat" bronze. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    British Antiques Roadshow [#303] Airwick Castle duration 27:43   TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    British Antiques Roadshow [#304] Middle Port Pottery duration 27:15   TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1201H] Baltimore, Maryland - Hour One Host Mark L. Walberg welcomes viewers to Baltimore, Maryland, as he and appraiser Wes Cowan wander the whimsical and elegant displays of the Ladew Topiary Gardens, on the lookout for unusual cast iron garden decor. At the Baltimore Convention Center, appraisers cultivate a striking array of treasures, including an elegant turn-of the-19th-century rock crystal watch with an 18th-century movement; an angelfish pin bestowed by Mark Twain on a member of his "Aquarium" group of young female prodigies; and a collection of four rare American Indian artifacts -a buffalo rawhide bag, an intricately beaded bag, an elk antler quirt with a buffalo hide lash and a delicately crafted elk horn scraper -valued at $130,000 to $200,000. duration 55:03   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1122] Panama & Colombia Megan takes a trip through Colombia and Panama, two countries that are refreshingly untouched by mass tourism. In Panama City, Megan tries different Panama hats, which she learns are really from Ecuador but were misnamed as far back as the1850s when Americans were building the railroad during the Gold Rush. She visits the Panama Canal, the crucial byway that generates $1 billion a year for the Panamanian economy. In Colombia, Megan finds herself witness to a point-blank shooting. Undeterred, she decides to learn more about the country's crime-ridden history. She stops by Bogota's police museum to see an exhibition of the infamous drug dealer Pablo Escobar, and then visits the Caribbean coast and the beautiful historic city of Cartagena, where she learns about the city's Spanish colonial past and listens to some of Colombia's most popular rhythms, Vallenato. duration 56:27   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3714] Tom Waits Tom Waits performs in this classic episode from 1979. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
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