TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
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KQED Plus: Monday, April 8, 2013
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12:00 amMoyers & Company [#213H] MLK's Dream of Economic Justice * Martin Luther King, Jr., who died 45 years ago this month, had long known that racial equality was inextricably linked to economic equity - fairness for all, including working people and the poor. In the last year of his life, as he moved toward Memphis and assassination, Dr. King announced the Poor People's Campaign to demand an "Economic Bill of Rights" for all Americans, regardless of color. But nearly a half-century later, that dream is still a dream deferred. This week, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch and author and theologian James Cone join Bill to discuss Dr. King's vision of economic justice, and why so little has changed for America's most oppressed.
* Also on the show, poet Kyle Dargan, whose poetry provides a window into the humanity that Branch & Cone say is essential to get people working towards justice, visits Bill to talk about and read from his work. duration 56:46 STEREO TVRE
1:00 amMichael Feinstein's American Songbook [#301H] Show Tunes Stephen Sondheim, Angela Lansbury and Christine Ebersole appear in this episode about great American musicals. Sondheim reveals the composers he most admires and shows Feinstein some rare home movie footage of the original Broadway production of the classic Follies. Tony Award-winner Ebersole gives a tour de force performance of some of the greatest show tunes of all time, and Lansbury reflects on her Broadway career, from Mame to Sweeney Todd and more. (Michael also has a surprise for Angela.) Feinstein discusses his personal relationship with Ira Gershwin and performs the classic "Lullaby of Broadway" and "Let Me Entertain You." duration 56:46 STEREO TVPG
2:00 amNature [#2703H] Black Mamba The black mamba is one of Africa's most dangerous and feared snakes, known for being very aggressive when disturbed. Rearing up with its head four feet above the ground, it strikes with deadly precision, delivering venom that is packed with three different kinds of toxins and is ten times more deadly than needed to kill an adult human. Without treatment the mortality rate is 100%, the highest among all venomous snakes in the world. Until now, little has been known about the black mamba's natural behavior in the wild because in Africa most people kill a black mamba on sight and feel lucky to have done so. But in the tiny country of Swaziland in southern Africa, a team of herpetologists has an entirely different "take" on these creatures and hopes their six-week study will change public perception of what they feel is the world's most misunderstood snake. duration 55:16 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
3:00 amIrena Sendler: in the Name of Their Mothers During WWII, a group of young Polish women, some barely out of their teens, outfoxed the Nazis and rescued thousands of Jewish children from certain death. Over half a century later, 95-year-old Irena Sendler tells the true story, long suppressed in Communist Poland, of this daring conspiracy of women who risked their lives in the name of Warsaw's Jewish mothers. duration 56:46 STEREO TVPG
4:00 amDefiant Requiem: Voices of Resistance This documentary tells the story of the concentration camp "Terezin" in the Czech Republic, where a large number of Jewish artists, musicians, poets and writers were incarcerated under the Nazis. In the face of horrific living conditions, starvation, and the threat of deportation to Auschwitz, the inmates of Terezin stood up to their Nazi oppressors and did the unthinkable: they fought back with art and music. Led by a determined conductor named Raphael Schachter, the Jews of Terezin re-imagined a Catholic liturgical work - Verdi's "Requiem" - as a condemnation of the Nazis, rehearsing tirelessly night after night, learning the Latin by rote. Ultimately, they would perform in front of members of the Red Cross and the architect of the concentration camp system, Adolf Eichmann, singing what they could not say. Six decades later, conductor Murry Sidlin and a new choir bring Verdi's Requiem to Terezin once again, and the story of Raphael Schachter back to life. duration 1:26:46 SRND51 TVPG
5:30 amFinding Kalman In this moving documentary a charismatic Holocaust survivor inspires her family to connect to relatives they never met. Focusing on her brother, Kalman, Anna recounts tales of a mischievous boy who tried to escape the Warsaw ghetto with her. Her daughter, an artist, devours the stories and paints his portrait over and over again. As Kalman's face emerges on canvas, the film moves from archival Warsaw ghetto footage to summers in a Catskills bungalow colony-from vibrant family life before World War II to now. Four generations grapple differently with their shared history. Roz, the artist felt her mother's pain, understanding it in stages. Maya, an Israeli granddaughter expresses her passion playing the viola. Performing in an Arab-Israeli youth orchestra, she questions why there has to be war when she sees the ease of making music with someone defined as her enemy. Great-grandson Roy wonders with concern how his generation will understand the Holocaust when it seems like just another story. As the loving family that grew from one survivor celebrates together, the film shows how four generations find light even in the darkest of places-with a resiliency that provides hope for the future. duration 28:00 STEREO TVG
6:00 amZoboomafoo [#207] Pop Goes The Tiger Two Siberian tiger cubs begin pouncing on every ball in sight to hone their hunting skills. However, the balls aren't tiger proof and they all pop. So Zoboo becomes "Zoboo the Super Lemur" and builds a Superball that whisks him to a place where tigers live -- India! The Kratt Brothers follow their lemur buddy and discover lots of tigers and their cubs. When they return to Animal Junction, the tiger cubs haven't left a single ball unpopped -- except one. But it's not actually a ball, just a curled-up African pygmy hedgehog! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amRaggs [#205H] Sound & Noise Raggs is so excited to try out his new super-duper mega amplifier because it makes his guitar sound so loud, but the other dogs discover that his loud guitar tunes out all other sounds. Can B. Max invent something to solve the problem?
Trilby loves the great present she got from Noisy Neville - a Noisy Noisemaker. The dogs start to hear lions, trains & elephants inside the house until they learn that Trilby is playing a trick on them. The dogs trick Trilby with sounds they make outside like galloping horses & frogs. But who plays the last trick when all the dogs hear noises inside the clubhouse? duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:00 amSesame Street [#4290H] Tribute to Number Seven Today is the number seven day on Sesame Street! Rosita, Abby, and Zoe begin singing about the number seven as they count seven dancing chickens. Next, Maria does the number seven rumba. As the seven celebration continues, a sniffling letter "S" arrives. He is sad because he can't think of anything to do to help celebrate the number seven. Abby and Zoe get an idea! What if the letter "S" finds seven words that begin with the letter "S." Abby, Zoe, and the letter "S" search for seven "S" words and then sing a song about the words. Afterward, Abby performs number seven magic. Abby makes the number seven rise out of Elmo's hat, seven butterflies appear out of Elmo's ear, and, oh no!, seven Elmos appear instead of seven pumpkins! Luckily, Abby turns seven Elmos back into one Elmo and tries her magic trick again. She succeeds! Abby turns one pumpkin into seven pumpkins. Hooray! It is an amazingly, awesome, super terrific, seven celebration! duration 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:00 amWordWorld [#108H] Snug As A Bug/Nightlight * Snug as a Bug: Frog helps insomniac Bug figure out the end of the rhyme "snug as a bug in a ..." so that Bug can sleep.
* Nightlight: The rest of Word World is trying to sleep, but Bear is keeping everyone awake with her all-night racket. When her friends try to get her to go to sleep, they soon realize that Bear is afraid of the dark.