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TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus

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KQED Plus: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2867Z] Tavis talks with Grammy-winning musician, singer and songwriter Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary fame. The longtime activist talks about his latest project, the book and CD, I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#505] Chez Spencer, Broken Record & Marnee Thai Walk through the gates of Chez Spencer Restaurant and Bar into France, and leave San Francisco behind at this perfect romantic getaway. The next stop is a funky bar in the middle of nowhere - head for the back room of Broken Record, a cash-only place where the pub grub can stand alone and stand proud. And, reliable, authentic family-style Thai food is found at Marnee Thai Restaurant. From dish to dish, visit to visit, year to year, the magnet is the food here. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Revolutionaries [#201H] An Evening with Marissa Mayer Meet Marissa Mayer, the new CEO of Yahoo!. Interviewed by NPR's Laura Sydell when she was Google's Vice President of Local, Maps and Location Services, Mayer speaks about her education, being hired as Google's first female engineer and much more. duration 53:13   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#3909] Cracking Your Genetic Code What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA - all three billion chemical letters of it - read, stored and available for analysis? As Nova reveals, we stand on the verge of a revolution in medicine, the first effects of which are already upon us. We meet cancer patients returned to robust health and a cystic fibrosis sufferer breathing easily, because scientists have been able to pinpoint and neutralize the genetic abnormalities underlying their conditions. But we also meet ethicists convinced we need to consider the moral dilemmas raised by the new technology. Will it help or hurt us to know that we are likely to come down with a serious disease? What if such information falls into the hands of insurance companies, employers, prospective mates? Should parents be allowed to select embryos with specific characteristics? Both ominous and promising, the new era of personalized, gene-based medicine is one thing for certain: it's relevant to everyone. Because soon you will be deciding whether to join the ranks of those who know what their genes reveal. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Nova [#3908] Separating Twins This is the incredible story of Trishna and Krishna, twin girls born joined at the head. Abandoned shortly after birth at an orphanage in Bangladesh, they had little chance of survival, until they were saved and taken to Australia by an aid worker. After two years battling for life, the twins are ready for a series of delicate operations, which will prepare them for the ultimate challenge: a marathon separation surgery that will allow them to live truly separate lives. Surgeons knew there was no guarantee of survival for either of the girls -- but without surgery there was no hope at all. With exclusive access, our cameras have been with Trishna and Krishna and their caregivers throughout their journey. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Tavis Smiley Reports [#301] Education Under Arrest Many public schools are still operating under the 1999 "Zero Tolerance" initiative, which tied federal funding to this mandate. "Zero Tolerance," which came about after the horrifying Columbine tragedy, demands that kids be removed from schools the first time they transgress - even for minor offenses. This puts them into the juvenile justice system - a system that those who work within its confines admit too often does a better job of punishment than rehabilitation and re-integration into schools. This program looks at the connection between the juvenile justice system and the dropout rate among American teens and the efforts to end this link. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Global Spirit [#102H] Forgiveness and Healing Most world religions and wisdom traditions include teachings on the nature of forgiveness. This episode of Global Spirit explores forgiveness and healing on a personal and societal level. The program features author and psychotherapist Dr. Ed Tick and his wife Kate Dahlstedt taking a group of PTSD traumatized Vietnam War vets back to the land where they fought and killed, to help them learn the art of "forgiveness of the self". Program guest Azim Khamisa powerfully illustrates "forgiveness of the other" as he traces how he learned to forgive the boy who murdered his own son. Now Khamisa works with the killer's grandfather to foster forgiveness and healing with young audiences all over the world. duration 55:50   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#139] Stinky In the creature world, different smells mean different things. When a skunk visits the gang at Animal Junction, Zoboo, Martin and Chris discover the difference between a "come-here" smell and a "go away" smell. They also visit with a mink, a creature that scent-marks to let other creatures know that it has passed by. Chris decides to make a Chris scent so he can scent-mark Animal Junction. Jackie gives her friend's dog a bath in tomato juice to get rid of a gift from a skunk that didn't want to play with her. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Raggs [#157H] Pretend Pido pretends to be a rescue snow-dog and turns the clubhouse into a pretend mountain. When B. Max wants the dogs to practice, the dogs put on a pretend concert. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4235H] Zoe Loves Rocco Zoe is hanging out with her pet rock, Rocco, when Alan stops by and sings Rocco's favorite song, "Rocco and Roll." Zoe leaves to get Rocco's hat, and asks Elmo, who's playing astronaut with Baby David nearby, to watch Rocco while she's gone. As Elmo plays with David, a flying disc knocks Rocco to the ground. Then a girl walks by and accidentally kicks Rocco. Elmo is so busy playing with Baby David that he doesn't pay attention to what has happened. When Zoe returns, she realizes that Rocco has disappeared! Zoe is very angry, even though Elmo tries to replace Rocco by giving her a new rock. Chris helps Elmo see how special Rocco is to Zoe and encourages him to use his memory to give him clues to find Rocco. Elmo remembers hearing a sound like something falling to the ground. It's a clue! Maybe the flying disc knocked the rock off the table. They search and find the flying disc, but no Rocco. Then, Elmo remembers that a girl was kicking something. Another clue! They find the girl who explains that she did kick Rocco down the street and into the garden, thinking it was just another rock. Elmo remembers Rocco's shape and size and finds him in the garden! When Elmo returns, he apologizes for losing Rocco and for not understanding that he is more than just a rock to Zoe. She forgives him and they all celebrate by singing Rocco's favorite song again, "Rocco and Roll!" THEME: Emotional Development R / 19 duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    WordWorld [#304H] Think in the Rink/X Marks The Spot Think in the Rink - Duck and Dog want to join Sheep and Frog in their ice skating show. Although Frog warns Duck and Dog to be careful as they practice, the enthusiastic duo gets carried away and carelessly break the ice skating rink. Will Duck and Dog think up a good solution to the problem before the show begins? X Marks the Spot - Duck must search high and low for his letter X that has gone missing. His good pal Shark accompanies him. Duck hears the letter X everywhere he goes, but why can't he find it? And why does Shark have a stomachache? Both mysteries are solved when Frog builds an X-ray to look inside Shark's stomach. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#114H] Thank You, Grandpere Tiger!/Neighborhood Thank You Day Thank You, Grandpere Tiger! - Grandpere Tiger comes to visit, but is only in town for a short while. Daniel is sad that Grandpere can't come to the special Thank You Day celebration later that day. Daniel learns to be thankful for the time they DO have together, and is then surprised when Grandpere appears at the celebration after all! Neighborhood Thank You Day - The neighborhood celebrates Thank You Day by putting notes in the Thank You Tree. Daniel has trouble deciding what to put in his note. Then, when a gust of wind blows the notes off of the tree, Mr. McFeely saves the day by catching and delivering everybody's thank you notes! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#510H] Caillou's Toy Trouble No Tradebacks!: Caillou decides to trade his tiny toy shovel for some stickers...but changes his mind when he sees what his friend, Jay, can do with that toy shovel! Then Caillou tries to get the shovel back - even though they agreed to "no tradebacks" - and eventually hurts his friend's feelings. When Caillou realizes Jay is upset, he decides to stick to his word, knowing that their friendship - and his word - is more important. Educational Objective: Learning to stick to your word, especially when sharing. Shoe Story: Caillou desperately wants a pair of snazzy light-up sneakers like the ones Clementine has...until he realizes she can't jump in puddles while wearing them (for fear of ruining the lights), or get the shoes dirty, or kick a ball for fear of scratching them. Caillou decides his old sneakers are just fine because he can do so many fun things in them! Educational Objective: Realizing new isn't always better. Rollie Racers: Rollie Racers (toy cars) are the latest craze, and Caillou wants them...lots of them! Caillou begs his parents to take him to the mall, and they finally agree - but only after Caillou helps Daddy with a very special chore! Caillou "helps" Daddy fix their car...and he begins to have so much fun, he forgets all about going to the mall for Rollie Racers. Educational Objective: Toys are great, but time spent with family can be so much better; consumerism. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#127H] Home Tweet Home Sid wonders why there aren't any birds living in the birdhouse he built with his Dad? Sid and his friends discover that lots of animals build and live in their own homes, like beehives, anthills, and bird nests! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#112] Doctor Monkey/Curious George The Architect * Doctor Monkey: When George accompanies The Man with the Yellow Hat to Dr. Baker's office for his annual check-up, he discovers that a stethoscope is a pretty handy thing to have around when you're trying to solve a puzzle involving a mysterious sound.
    * Curious George the Architect: Mr. Glass is building a new skyscraper in the neighborhood, and George and Gnocchi think that his construction site is more fun than a playground. George learns how bulldozers, cement mixers and jackhammers work, and why it's not a good idea to let a monkey operate them.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#113H] Maps/Termite Towers * Maps - Nick and Sally are pretending to be pirates. The Cat takes them on a real pirate adventure by following a treasure map! They use landmarks to find their way to a real pirate treasure: parchment paper and ink pens to make their own pirate maps!
    * Termite Towers - Sally and Nick just can't seem to keep their block tower from toppling over. The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet some expert tower builders: the termites! After shrinking down to bug-size, they learn from Terry termite how to build a tower that won't wiggle and wobble. With some engineering tips from a termite, Sally and Nick can build their block tower higher than before!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#201] Puppy Dog Power/Extra! Extra! * Puppy Dog Power - When Clifford and Jorge find that their new rather large puppy playmate Bruno plays too rough for them, they ditch him rather than tell him the truth. But upon realizing how much they've hurt his feelings, they discover that telling the truth is far less hurtful and is, in fact, the best way to be friends.
    * Extra! Extra! - The kids agree to create a local newspaper for the neighborhood. At first they aren't sure they can do it. But with the support of each other - and by believing in themselves - they manage to create an exciting newspaper filled with stories from around the neighborhood.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#107] Clifford & The Beanstalk/Itchy Patch * Clifford and the Beanstalk - Emily works hard to prepare for her audition for the lead in the school play, but loses the role to Jetta, who worries more about what she'll wear than about learning her lines. Emily steps in and plays the lead role at the last minute, and Jetta learns that it's hard work and preparation are what make you successful.
    * Itchy Patch - Clifford is itching like crazy but tries hard to stop when he hears Emily say that she'll take him to the vet if he keeps it up. With the help of Cleo and T-Bone, Clifford tries every trick to conceal his discomfort to avoid a trip to the doctor! But Clifford soon learns the value of trust in an unknown situation.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4299H] Squirmadega Car Race Slimey is practicing for the Squirmadega Car Race. He zooms forward, backward, and around and around on the counter of Mr. Hopper's store. Elmo excitedly gets ready to watch Slimey in the worm car race. Elmo is Slimey's biggest fan and cheerleader! The worms' race cars line up as the sportscaster, Jeff Gordon, introduces the five race car drivers. Elmo cheers! Jeff Gordon discusses the race course. The worms must drive over the laundry basket, under the table and around the fire hydrant to win the race. The worms start their engines and take off! Cars #1, #2, and #3 lose control and are quickly out of the race, but Shawna Wiggleson in Car #4 and Slimey in Car #5 are still going. It's a close race! Slimey approaches the finishing line, but gets caught in Big Bird's toes. Shawna pulls ahead and wins! Elmo is very sad and disappointed. He wanted Slimey to win and thinks Slimey's sad because he lost the race. But Slimey is happy; he loves racing whether he wins or loses and he loves to practice, too. Elmo learns all that really matters is that Slimey did his best. And so did Elmo! He did a great job cheering Slimey on! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1202] The Misbegotten Moon, A Space Adventure To her dismay, Baby Bop sees a half-moon and thinks the moon is broken in half! Through comic events, she goes on a search to find the missing pieces. Barney takes her and the kids on a magical adventure to the moon where she meets the Man in the Moon who eases her concerns. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#513H] Creative Caillou Sarah's Kite: Caillou flies Sarah's kite...and accidentally crashes it into a tree. Determined to get a new kite for Sarah, Caillou is disappointed when Mommy can't find a store that sells them. When Daddy suggests they make a kite, Caillou isn't convinced it'll be better than a store-bought kite...until it's finally finished! Sarah and Caillou are thrilled with their homemade kite - because they made it together. Educational Objective: Making amends; store bought isn't necessarily better than homemade. Caillou's New Game: Caillou has some friends over and they want to play a game, only it's not quite working out for them. Mommy is painting Caillou's bedroom and he can't get to his toybox; Sarah's dog chews up his ball; and a tug-of-war results in a frayed skipping rope. When Caillou sees Mommy mixing paint from odds and ends, he decides to be creative too. He and pals create their own fun game! Educational Objective: A little ingenuity goes a long way! Shiny Reminder: Caillou promises to return Leo's special marker after borrowing it...only, he can't seem to remember to bring it to preschool! After a few failed attempts at remembering, Caillou finally realizes - with the help of Miss Martin and her sticky notes - that he needs something visual to help him remember...and a shiny sticker is just the trick! Educational Objective: It's important to return borrowed items; finding active ways to help oneself remember. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#119H] Daniel Gets A Shot/A Stormy Night Daniel Gets a Shot - Daniel has an appointment at the doctor today and he has to get a shot. He is very apprehensive and does not want to go. So Daniel asks Mom Tiger questions about the shot, and she shares her trick for staying brave in scary situations. And Daniel finds that the shot was not so bad after all! A Stormy Night - Daniel and O the Owl are having fun playing outside in the rain until a thunderstorm builds up and worries them. When Mom Tiger teaches them to think of something happy, O and Daniel learn that the thunderstorm is not so scary after all! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    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)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#203H] Bounce/Timmy Tippy Toe * Bounce - Nick and Sally are wondering why their ball is so bouncy. Fish tells them it's because it's made from rubber, and rubber comes from trees. Cat doesn't believe him so it's time to ask the expert, Dr. Twiggles! It turns out Fish is right! And Dr. Twiggles shows them all just how rubber is made, and all the wonderful things rubber can make
    * Timmy Tippy Toe - Nick and Sally are playing on a climbing frame but just can't manage to get to the top. Cat tries to show them how it's done but he can't do it either! Time to go see Timmy Tippy Toe, the Klipspringer who is an expert climber! Timmy teaches them to use their hands and their feet, and now they can reach the top of their own "mountain"!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#202] Brain Power The Kratt Brothers and Zoboo want to build an "Invisibility Machine" but they need some real brainpower to get the job done. Just when they're ready to give up, Brainiac the chimpanzee stops by to help. The Kratt Brothers decide to travel to India to meet other creatures with great brains but they are outsmarted by a flock of crows. Back in Animal Junction, they run right into a tremendous, invisible animal, which turns out to be Toothbrush the elephant. Elephants are really intelligent, too, and the Kratt Brothers show Zoboo that all creatures are smart in their own ways. duration 28:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#118H] Let The Rhinos Roll! The Wild Kratts team is on an important mission to unearth why Rhinos are mysteriously disappearing from the African Savannah. They soon discover that Zach Varmitech has been kidnapping them to create a new super Rhino Dozers so the creature adventurers devise a plan to rescue them - and it just might work! Along the way, they explore the nature of symbiotic relationships and learn that animals have different structures and behaviors that help them defend themselves. Rhinos use their size, sharp horn, mud bathing and their relationship with a small bird for defense. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#603] Prunella's Special Edition/The Secret Life of Dogs & Babies * Prunella's Special Edition - The latest book about everyone's favorite boy wizard-Henry Skreever, of course-is finally in stores! Every kid in town is lining up to get it except Prunella, who's ordered a monogrammed, limited edition, coming all the way from England. She's in for a surprise, though, when they mix up her order and send a Braille version instead.
    * The Secret Life of Dogs - Ever wonder what Baby Kate and Pal are thinking? Join an adventure into their secret world, where Arthur and D.W. watch impossibly immature TV shows and silly grown-ups are often in need of rescue!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#315H] The Long Rotten Summer/The Case of the Shattered Vase * The Long Rotten Summer - For TD, summer always goes by too quickly, so he decides to spend this summer in the only place where the days never end: school. But is sitting alone in an empty classroom the best place to way to spend summer? Vocabulary: (E) moment(s), endless, infinite, eternal, interrupt (I) minute, hour, day, tomorrow, never, forever.
    * The Case of the Shattered Vase - Helen shouldn't have watched that scary movie right before she went to sleep. Now she's sure there's something under her bed! Martha helps her understand that things are not always what they seem. Vocabulary: (E) instant, perception, transpire(d), occur(ed), review(ing) (I) crash, touch(ing), second, events, vase.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    The Electric Company [#309H] Tip It Or Dip It Marcus and Manny are this week's contestants on a game show called "Tip It or Dip It." Show host Rob Robson, played by comedian Sherrod Small, introduces this week's surprise guest host and it's Francine! Will Manny's cheating prevent Marcus from winning? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#120H] The Blue and the Gray Martin and Chris are absorbed in a hilarious competition to discover who is the best acorn planter, blue jays or gray squirrels, when a strange Creature Power Suit malfunction transforms Martin into an acorn and grows him into an Oak tree! Chris activates the squirrel powers of his Creature Power Suit, but gets waylaid by a bobcat and goshawk, and the Aviva, Koki, and Jimmy can't find them. It'll take some animal-loving Wild Kratts kids to get them out of this mess. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32081] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Happiness 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
  • 8:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#702H] Rome: Baroque Brilliance This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:07 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#703H] Rome: Back-Street Riches In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:44 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#704H] Florence: Heart of the Renaissance 15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:21 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#710H] Venice: City of Dreams After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:57 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#705H] Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#408H] Italy's Great Hill Towns Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns. From San Gimignano's medieval towers, to Cortona's charming lanes, to Orvieto's papal intrigue, to Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas...all sit on lofty stone perches that now seem to protect them only from the modern world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2868Z] Tavis talks with award-winning actress Thandie Newton about her latest project, the new original series, Rogue, for DirecTV's Audience Network. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1013H] We're Desperate (Get Used to It) CHECKMATE - England
    Jan learns that staying in an asylum can make anyone crazy. He challenges his evaluator to a game of chess to prove that he should be released. The stakes could not be higher in this tense battle of wills. Written, edited, and directed by Navarro Aydemir. Principal cast: Gergo Danka, Shakyra Dowling, Daniel Wiltshire, Sibel Unver, Alex Murphy, and Adam Cunningham.
    NORTHEAST FRONT - Mexico/USA
    In a city held hostage by drug cartels, a hard-working single mother supports her kids all on her own. Her son has gotten in trouble and as a result she must to pay off his debt to a drug dealer. Suddenly up against an unthinkable threat, she does everything in her power to keep her family safe and alive in this heart-stopping true story. Written, edited, and directed by Angela Torres Camarena. Principal cast: Evangelina Sosa, Luis Felipe Tovar, Edgar Orozco, and Octavio Lowry.
    A DOCTOR'S JOB - Peru/USA
    In order to make ends meet, a stubborn but caring emergency room physician has to moonlight as a taxi driver. His pride and ethics are challenged everyday. He is used to life and death situations in the hospital, but when they bleed over into his taxi job, things get really hairy. Will this be his worst day on the job or the answer to all of his prayers? Written and directed by Julio Ramos. Principal cast: Miguel Iza, Luis Menezes, and Christian Ojeda.
    duration 28:56   STEREO TVPGV
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    • KQED all channels, planned overnight maintenance: early Fri 12/19 midnight-6am

      (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 […]

    • KQED Plus OTA ? Optimistically planned maintenance: Fri 12/05 mid-morning

      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

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