TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
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KQED Plus: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Comcast 10 • Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2
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12:00 amTavis Smiley [#2872] Tavis talks with multiple Emmy winner Jeremy Piven about his new PBS series, Mr. Selfridge. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
12:30 amCheck, Please! Bay Area [#506H] Incontro Ristorante, Aunti April's & Butterfly Bay area residents profile and review Incontro Ristorante, Aunti April's and Butterfly restaurants. duration 26:48 STEREO TVG
1:00 amRevolutionaries [#208H] Google's Eric Schmidt Meet Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, who has led the tech giant from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader. Computer History Museum CEO John Hollar talks to Schmidt about his background, his strategies at Google and more. duration 53:13 STEREO TVG
2:00 amNature [#2902H] The Animal House Animals build homes for reasons very similar to our own, but they've been doing it for much longer. From a small depression in the sand to an elaborate, multi-chambered tunnel - animal structures can be simple or architectural marvels. In each case, the goal is the same - protection from predators and a nearby source of food. These structures, whether a nest, a burrow or a mound, are also the site of great dramas and extraordinary behaviors. From master builders like termites and beavers, to master decorators like the bowerbird, which places colorful flowers at the entrance to its nest, "The Animal House" will be a global look at the "homelife of wildlife." duration 56:16 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
3:00 amNova [#4008H] Mind of a Rampage Killer What makes a person walk into a theater or a church or a classroom full of students and open fire? What combination of circumstances compels a human being to commit the most inhuman of crimes? Can science in any way help us understand these horrific events and provide clues as to how to prevent them in the future?
As the nation tries to understand the tragic events at Newtown, Miles O'Brien separates fact from fiction, investigating new theories that the most destructive rampage killers are driven most of all, not by the urge to kill, but the wish to die. Could suicide and the desire to go out in a media-fueled blaze of glory be the main motivation? How much can science tell us about a brain at risk for violence? Most importantly, can we recognize dangerous minds in time - and stop the next Newtown? duration 54:16 STEREO TVPG-V
4:00 amFrontline [#3106H] Raising Adam Lanza In the wake of the Newtown school massacre, in a special collaboration with the Hartford Courant, Frontline examines the life of a young man and the town he changed forever.
Adam Lanza left behind a trail of death and destruction, but little else. The mass killer had no known friends, no diary. He destroyed his computer and any evidence it might have provided. His motives, and his life, remain largely a mystery. In partnership with The Hartford Courant, Frontline looks for answers to the central, and so far elusive, question: "Who was Adam Lanza?"
In the aftermath of the tragedy, President Obama called for a national conversation about guns in America. Nowhere is that conversation more intense than in Newtown itself.
In a second story, Frontline visits Newtown, Connecticut to explore how those closest to the tragedy are now wrestling with our nation's gun culture and laws. duration 56:46 STEREO TVPG
5:00 amGlobal Spirit [#103H] Music, Sound and the Sacred The transcendent power of music has long been recognized as a vehicle for spiritual practice and a path to spiritual fulfillment and enlightenment. In this episode of Global Spirit, host Phil Cousineau explores the transcendent qualities of spiritual and sacred music with guests Rev. Alan Jones, and Grammy-award-winning singer and member of the Native American Onondaga tribe Joanne Shenandoah. Experience the power of liturgical musical performances in Latin from Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and witness powerful, live studio performances by Joanne Shenandoah and a haunting sequence from Peter Brook's film, "Meetings with Remarkable Men" with sacred sounds resonating across the Afghan mountaintops. duration 54:09 STEREO TVG
6:00 amZoboomafoo [#204] Snake Bellies Zoboo is very excited when an Amazon tree boa and her babies show up in Animal Junction. He gets even more excited when the Kratt Brothers find a snakeskin. In the snakeskin hunt that follows, they find out that the skin doesn't fit the anaconda in the pool, or the rattlesnake sunning itself over by the window, or even the huge Burmese python. Finally, Zoboo discovers the owner -- a trans-pecos rat snake! Zoboo plays with what he thinks are some interesting snakes. But they're not snakes at all, just the tentacles of a pygmy octopus! duration 28:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amRaggs [#202H] Keeping Clean All the dogs love bath time, well, all the dogs except Pido - he thinks baths are boring. The rest of the dogs work together to show Pido all the fun things you can do to have a great bath that is not boring.
Shake your Tails, the clubhouse is a mess and Trilby tries to rally the dogs to help clean up. All the dogs seem to have other plans and don't have time to clean the house, but when they return the clubhouse is now magically all clean. Is it possible that Dumpster cleaned the clubhouse? duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:00 amSesame 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)
8:00 amWordWorld [#105H] Sh-Sh-Shark!/Dog Wants to Play Ball * Sh-Sh-Shark!: Shark is misunderstood. Everyone is afraid of him and won't even give him a chance to prove he's friendly. Everyone but Duck, that is, who doesn't know that the letters s and h together make the 'sh' sound, and therefore doesn't know who Shark is. When Duck introduces his new friend "S-hark" to the gang, Duck learns a lesson about the /sh/ sound, while everyone else discovers that acceptance is an important part of friendship.
* Dog Wants to Play Ball: Dog wants to play ball, but he's having trouble communicating with his friends because they won't stop and listen to him.