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TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus

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KQED Plus: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2906] Tavis talks with Maine's former US senator Olympia Snowe. The outspoken centrist weighs in on why Washington isn't solving the big problems and offers solutions from her text, Fighting for the Common Good. Tavis also chats with Grammy-winning jazz artist Terence Blanchard. The five-time Grammy winner reflects on pushing musical boundaries with his new CD, "Magnetic," and composing his first opera, the jazz-infused Champion. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 12:30 am
    This is Us [#204] Performing Arts * Irene Dalis, NY Met diva and founder, Opera San Jose - Before her retirement from the stage in 1977, the San Jose native was a principal artist at New York's Metropolitan Opera for 20 consecutive seasons. Dalis founded Opera San Jose and is currently its General Director.
    * Karen Gabey, principal dancer, San Jose Ballet - after 28 years as a leading ballerina in San Jose, the 47 year old dancer is turning her attention to choreography.
    * PJ and Roy Hirabayashi, founders, San Jose Taiko - The couple met in a computer punch card class and went on to lead San Jose Taiko. They have been keeping the beat in the Valley for 35 years.
    duration 29:33   STEREO
  • 1:00 am
    Doc Martin [#201(] Old Dogs Dr. Martin Ellingham is still as clumsy as ever when it comes to forming relationships with the opposite sex. Just when things were beginning to look rosily romantic between him and pretty school teacher Louisa Glasson, he made a terrible faux pas. She can't forgive him for accusing her of failing in her dental hygiene regime. Meanwhile, Muriel's condition deteriorates in the home. Then Martin realizes that her problems are being caused because she is dehydrated, and that has caused her to become confused. At the surgery, Martin is taken aback to find a strange girl working in reception. duration 59:34   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Agatha Christie's Poirot [#104] Four and Twenty Blackbirds Poirot is dining out at a London chop house one evening when eminent artist Henry Gasgcoine enters the restaurant for his customary dinner. The next morning, Poirot is intrigued to read in the newspaper that the painter has been found dead. When a post-mortem reveals that Gasgcoine died after eating only a little food, Poirot concludes he has been murdered and that it was actually the killer he saw in the restaurant. duration 51:06   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries [#105H] Raisins and Almonds When a young man is found dead in a bookshop at the Eastern Market, Phryne Fisher is plunged into the diverse worlds of Jewish politics, alchemy, and poison. She works her way through the mystery with help from the old faithfuls - Bert, Cec, Dot, Dr Mac and Detective Inspector Jack Robinson. Ultimately, though, it's her stealth and wit that solve the crime - and all for the price of a song. . . . Directed by David Caesar and guest stars Kat Stewart, Tim Draxl, Brian Lipson and Adam Schmerl. duration 56:42   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 4:00 am
    Rosemary and Thyme [#208] Swords Into Ploughshares Why was Gemma Jackson posing as Rosemary Boxer to gain access to Engleton Park before she was found dead, and why has the once perfect Engleton garden become so blighted that it can no longer be open to the public? Lord Engleton's connection with the local archaeology department means that Rosemary and Laura must look back in history to find the source of the garden's problems. Anglo-Saxon artifacts hold the clue but when Richard Earle, working on the same archaeological site as Gemma, is also murdered, the gardeners realize that someone is willing to pay a very high price for a piece of British history. duration 46:36   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose Basel and Lucerne: Quest for the Crossroad Renowned adventurer Richard Bangs follows the ancient trade routes from the Gotthard pass into central Switzerland, along Lake Lucerne, with a final stop at the port city of Basel. On his quest, Richard aims to uncover what turned landlocked Switzerland, the most mountainous country in Europe, into the crossroads of the continent, a hub for commerce, ideas, medicines and people. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#112] Homes When a beaver gnaws his way through Animal Junction, Chris, Martin and Zoboo realize that he's looking for wood so he can build his dam. A creature's home provides shelter from bad weather and protection from predators, so the beaver's dam is important business. So important that Chris and Martin don't mind that the beaver has "borrowed" one of their canoe paddles to use in his dam. Jackie knows how important creature homes are, that's why she and the Animal Helpers are building enclosed nestboxes for Eastern bluebirds. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Raggs [#156H] Space Raggs sees a falling star from the sky and when the dogs go to look for it, they find a Space Dog helmet - however, turns out it was Dumpster's bowl. The dogs help Razzles make a rocket project for Open House at Puppy Preschool - together they have to figure out what is in outer space. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4317H] Figure It Out Baby Alan and Telly are very excited that their favorite singer, LMNOP, is performing on Sesame Street. Alan is arranging his memorabilia from previous concerts when LMNOP approaches asking where his entourage is. After a phone call, LMNOP finds out that they are in San Diego and says that his performance on Sesame Street will have to be canceled. But Alan and Telly insist that he doesn't leave. Chris reassures LMNOP that they could come up with everything he needs to perform. LMNOP agrees and says that the first thing he needs is a guitar. After learning about how to make one on the internet, Chris, Allen, and Telly are able to construct a guitar out of a paper towel tube, transparent tape, rubber bands, a pencil, and a tissue box. Chris explains that the pencil will help create sound by raising the rubber bands up off the box to make it easier for them to vibrate. LMNOP is ready to try the guitar out on stage but there is no stage. Chris, Allen, and Telly construct a stage out of vegetable crates reinforced with tape so the crates will stay together and be strong enough. It works! LMNOP jumps onto the stage and now asks for a sound check. Together they construct a microphone using lampshades. They will help amplify the sound and make it louder for the audience to hear. The last thing LMNOP needs is flashlights for lights and he's ready to perform! With help from Chris, Alan, and Telly, LMNOP gives a great performance on Sesame Street. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    WordWorld [#302H] Kite Flight/Hide and Seek Kite Flight - When Frog sails away on a big kite he built, it's up to Duck and Shark to save him. Luckily for the WordFriends, Kangaroo comes along just in time to help. Will her knowledge about the letter K rescue Frog and get them all home safely? Hide and Seek - The WordFriends play a game of Hide and Seek where they have to hide behind WordThings that end in "ake." The bugs build a RAKE, and Pig builds a CAKE. But Shark is so big that it's always hard for him to find a good hiding place. Time is running out! What "ake" word is just right for Shark to build? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#125H] Daniel Uses His Words/All Aboard! Daniel Uses his Words: Daniel is playing "farm" today, but when Mom Tiger is cleaning up, she accidentally ruins Daniel's game. Grrr! Mom teaches Daniel to express his feelings so she can understand why he is upset. Once Daniel uses his words, Mom helps him rebuild his farm. All Aboard!: The kids are playing "train" at school, but things aren't going Katerina's way. Meow! Soon, Katerina learns that people will not be able to help her if they don't understand why she is upset. When she explains her feelings, the children know how to help so that they can all play happily together! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#519H] Thoughtful Caillou Helping Mrs. Howard: Mrs. Howard has sprained her ankle, and Caillou wants to help her around the house. Only, Caillou worries that his "help" is creating havoc - until Mrs. Howard explains that Caillou has been a big help - simply by being there as a friend. Educational Objective: Friendship is often the best form of help. Caillou's Fun Run: Caillou is determined to win a ribbon in the "Charity Fun Run" and is disappointed when Daddy sprains his ankle. Grandpa offers to take Daddy's place, but he isn't a very fast runner. Now they'll never win a ribbon! As Caillou and Grandpa dawdle through town, Caillou comes to realize that everyone is a winner when they run for charity - because they're doing something nice for the community. Educational Objective: Learning that not every race is about winning. The New Girl: Caillou is looking forward to being Leo's partner during a field trip to the museum. When Miss Martin asks Caillou to be Layla's partner instead - because she's new to preschool - Caillou is disappointed. When Caillou recalls what it feels like to be the new kid, he decides to give Layla a chance - and he isn't disappointed! Being with Layla is fun, and Caillou returns from the trip having made a new friend. Educational Objective: Being aware of others' feelings; making others feel welcome. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#101H] The Sticker Chart If Sid doesn't fill up his chore chart with stickers, he'll never get a new Turbo-Mega-Rocket ship toy. So, Sid wonders, who needs charts anyway? After a day of investigating, Sid learns that charts are great science tools that help you compare and contrast all kinds of cool stuff like snacks, pets and even chores! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#313] Night of the Weiner Dog/Animal Trackers * Night of the Weiner Dog - Poor Hundley! It's the first time he's been apart from the Doorman in over 3 years and George's room isn't exactly this dapper daschund's idea of "neat and orderly." Being a good host, George follows the Doorman's detailed instructions. George accurately measures Hundley's food, graciously lets him watch his favorite TV show, "Poodle Groomers," and even rearranges his living room to make Hundley feel more at home. Though Hundley's strict demands are not George's idea of a fun sleepover, George comes through for his friend by rescuing Hundley's squeaky mouse from the balcony. Now, at last, Hundley can fall asleep! Later that night, when George is having a nightmare, how can Hundley return the favor and help his friend?
    * Animal Trackers - It's Nature Week and George is taking pictures of wild animals and their tracks for the big exhibit. Bullfrogs, squirrels, raccoons and hawks are all nice, but George wants a picture of something really exciting and unusual. While George searches for the fawn Bill spotted, he finds an unusual set of tracks that look like a cross between a gigantic duck and a colossal snake. George decides there must be a duckbilled dinosaur on the loose-which would make for a perfect photo for Nature Week! George leaves a trail of fruits and vegetables to lure the dinosaur, but then he remembers that not all dinosaurs are friendly! George frantically rushes to warn everyone, when he bumps into the real culprit behind those tracks - and it's very different than a dinosaur!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#139H] When I Grow Up/Doing It Differently * When I Grow Up - Sally and Nick are trying to guess what they'll be when they grow up when the Cat drops in for a visit. Cat is sure Nick and Sally will never guess what his friend Puggle will be when she grows up. When they see her, they start guessing right away! A frog? A duck? No, a beaver! They discover that, while Puggle may have some similarities to other creatures, she will grow up to be a duck billed platypus!
    * Doing It Differently - Nick and Sally can't seem to find Harvey the guinea pig. They find the Cat in the Hat instead! Cat suggests that Sally and Nick might find Harvey by meeting three friends who always do things differently - like a bird that runs instead of flies, or a cat that swims, or a fish that walks on the mud! Nick and Sally are sure to find Harvey now - by doing it differently!
    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 [#207] Big Hearted T-Bone/Cleo's Valentine Surprise * Big Hearted T-Bone - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Responsible.
    T-Bone generously offers to watch Cleo's niece KiKi so Cleo can get some rest. But his honorable intentions are challenged when his female canine friend Mimi comes to town.
    * Cleo's Valentine Surprise -Clifford's Big Idea: Help Others.
    Cleo, with some help from K.C., prepares a special gift for Clifford and T-Bone and expects a BIG gift in return.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4302H] The Good Sport Elmo and Abby are playing a game of hot potato together. Elmo keeps losing the game and starts to feel frustrated. He thinks that something must be wrong with the potato, and tries using another one, but he still loses. He becomes upset and only wants to win. Abby explains that it's just a game and says that she doesn't want to play with Elmo anymore. Telly appears and tells Elmo that what helped him to get better at the game was to practice. Elmo asks if Telly will train him and he agrees. After much practice, Elmo feels ready to play hot potato again with Abby. They play together and this time Elmo wins- again and again and again. But when Elmo begins to show off, it makes Abby not want to play anymore. Leela passes by and realizes the problem. She explains that it's fine to be good at something and to feel proud of yourself, but sometimes it is easy to get very excited about winning and get carried away. You may think that winning is everything and may even forget how you are making someone else feel. Leela says that the trick is to be a good sport, someone who, when they win, doesn't show off, and when they lose, doesn't get too upset. Elmo realizes that he wasn't a good sport and understands why Abby didn't want to play with him. Elmo sings a song about not meaning to hurt Abby's feelings, and he apologizes. Elmo promises to be a good sport from now on and they play another game of hot potato. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1002] Airplanes and Boats * Airplanes: BJ brings his brand new toy plane to the park. Riff borrows the plane while BJ is off playing. Unfortunately, curiosity gets the best of Riff and he ends up taking the plane apart to see how it works. Luckily, BJ isn't mad when he finds out. Instead, he shows Riff how to put the plane back together again.
    * Boats: Baby Bop is having a great time playing with her homemade boat. However, what she really wants is to ride in a big boat. Barney takes her to look at boats on the computer while BJ and Riff work on a big surprise for her. When Barney and Baby Bop return to the playground, they discover that BJ and Riff have built a sailing ship on the play set for Baby Bop!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#522H] Caillou The Brave Caillou's Camel Ride: Caillou is afraid to go on a camel ride after Leo tells him camels are mean and they like to spit! At the zoo, Caillou tries everything he can think of to avoid the camels. When Mommy and Daddy finally catch on to Caillou's hesitation, they insist he doesn't have to ride a camel, but should at least see a real camel and decide for himself. As Caillou learns about the camel from its trainer, he feels better and finally decides to take that camel ride. Educational Objective: Having the correct information can reduce and even conquer fears. It's Not Too Big For Me!: Caillou is keen to go sledding on the "Big Hill" until he stands at the top of the hill and realizes it really IS BIG. Daddy senses Caillou is afraid to admit he's not ready for the big hill and gives Caillou an out by saying Rosie needs someone to play with on the little hill. Later, when Andre decides to sled down the big hill, but he too is afraid, Caillou helps his friend by asking Andre to sled on the little hill with him. Educational Objective: Recognizing limits and realizing it's okay to be afraid. Caillou's Flying Saucer: Caillou thinks he's seen a flying saucer in his yard just like the one in his comic books and is determined to prove it to his friends! Trying to catch a flying saucer is much harder than he thought and Caillou is disappointed when he eventually discovers it is only a tin plate blowing around in the wind. Now what will he tell his friends? Caillou feels better when he realizes he solved the mystery, regardless of what the flying saucer turned out to be. Educational Objective: Not jumping to conclusions; looking for evidence to prove or disprove a theory. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#126H] Daniel Says I'm Sorry/The Royal Mudpies Daniel Says I'm Sorry: Daniel, Katerina and Miss Elaina are playing cars at school, until Miss Elaina accidentally upsets Daniel. Teacher Harriet helps the children learn how to apologize to a friend. Later, when Daniel accidentally upsets Katerina, he knows just what he needs to do! The Royal Sandbox: Daniel and Prince Wednesday are making sand pies in the sandbox. They decide to top off a sand pie with Prince Tuesday's royal crown, but they soon see that this wasn't such a good idea. They learn how to apologize to Prince Tuesday and make the situation better - by helping clean the crown and promising to ask first next time. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#313] Discovery Skarloey has lots of jobs and is very, very busy. Rheneas decides to help his friend and take Skarloey's coal cars for him as a surprise. He won't tell anyone what he's up to. But when Rheneas tries to puff up a steep hill with his and Skarloey's cars, they prove much too heavy. He leaves Skarloey's trucks in a siding while he delivers his first. When Rheneas returns, Skarloey's cars have vanished - Rheneas can't find them anywhere. He asks some other engines for help, but before they can start looking, Peter Sam appears, pulling the missing cars! He found them in the siding. Everyone is relieved that the cars have been found. Especially Rheneas who gets to deliver Skarloey's cars after all. Thomas is to take an important Admiral to open a new maritime museum. At the docks, Salty tells Thomas about the lost pirate treasure of Sodor, giving him the old clues to its whereabouts. With the Admiral on board, Thomas sets about trying to follow the clues. He becomes so distracted by his quest that he makes the Admiral very late. Sir Topham Hatt is cross and sends for Harold to take the Admiral the rest of the way. Thomas continues on his quest and finds the final clue, an old line. At the end of the line is the maritime museum, and the Admiral was about to open it. Thomas reveals the location of the lost treasure. The Admiral and Sir Topham Hatt are delighted. Thomas is pleased that he stuck to his quest! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#204H] No Night Today/Fun in the Sun * No Night Today - Nick and Sally want to keep playing, but it's getting dark. Why does nighttime have to come? The Cat knows someone who can answer that question - Astronaut Audrey! With a trip to her International Space Station and a large model of the solar system, the kids learn that it's the earth's spinning near the sun that makes it night or day
    * Fun in the Sun - Phew it's hot! Too hot to play outside. Not according to The Cat! His friend Hilda the Hippo knows all about having fun in the sun. A visit to Muddymoo River teaches them that hippos make their very own sunscreen to protect them from the hot sun.Now that they all have their sunscreen on, it's time for some fun in the sun!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#117] Ears Hear There are all kinds of creature ears but they all do the same thing: ears hear. Chris, Martin and Zoboo discover rabbits, a bloodhound and her litter of five puppies, springhares, and fox kits, all creatures with incredible hearing. Toothbrush, the baby elephant stops by for a visit. His hearing might not be as good as a bloodhound's, but his ears are still great. Martin and Chris wonder what it's like to hear like these creatures, so they build a new Kratt-contraption, Super Ear Sensors. But there's so much to hear in Animal Junction, the Super Ear Sensors can't take the volume and overheat. Martin and Chris take a trip to visit an aye-aye and see how he finds his dinner with his ears. Jackie builds a fence to protect fox kits from the road. Foxes have incredible hearing! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#115H] Octopus Wildkratticus When Martin accidentally knocks Aviva's creature power suits into a deep Arctic trench, the Martin and Chris dive down in search of them in Aviva's newly invented Octopod submarine. Science Concepts: An Octopus can use ink, jet propulsion, tentacle regeneration, and camouflage in order to escape or hide when in danger. Each feature has an important function for survival. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#1606H] The Last Tough Customer/Brain's Chess Mess * The Last Tough Customer - The Tough Customers realize it's time to quit bullying and set out to find a new hobby - but can Molly ever truly change her ways?
    * Brain's Chess Mess - Brain starts a chess club at school to improve his game and beat Los Dedos, the local chess master. Who knew the best player in the club would be... Rattles?!?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#117H] Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey!/Martha and Truman Get Lost * Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey! - Professor Monkey is coming to town to promote his craft books with co-author Beppo. But his directions to the bookstore end up under Bob the dog's fiercely guarded porch. Can Martha help Professor Monkey find the bookstore before Beppo turns in her banana suit?
    * Martha and Truman Get Lost - Truman needs Martha to help him find something he lost at Dog Head Lake. The only problem is he won't tell Martha what they're looking for because he's too embarrassed. After getting lost deep in the forest and coming face-to-face with his fears, Truman learns a valuable lesson about himself and his . . . whatsit.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    The Electric Company [#306H] Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk! Manny has borrowed the Skeleckian Shrinkanator 3002, an invention with the power to shrink anything down to a very small size. When Marcus and Jessica accidentally get shrunk, The Electric Company has to get the Shrinkinator back from Manny to get them back to normal size! This becomes even more difficult when Manny shrinks himself and is nowhere to be found. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#140H] Raptor Roundup Martin and Chris challenge themselves to ID as many hawks, eagles, owls, falcons and vultures as they can. But the evil endangered species chef, Gaston Gourmand has his own plan for the raptors and has been capturing them all in his quest to find the tastiest bird wing. Will the Wild Kratts team succeed in rescuing the raptors before they become Gourmand's next gourmet delicacy? They'll have to use everything they know about classification and birds of prey - to round up the raptors and return them to where they belong - living free and in the wild! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32120] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the CEOs of two well-known companies are once again making headlines. On Capitol Hill, Apple CEO Tim Cook defends his company's tax strategy, as billions of dollars sit overseas. In Tampa, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon wins a contentious shareholder vote and gets to keep both titles of Chairman and CEO. Also, NBR brings you the first in a series of reports on healthcare. Tonight, we'll look at how Watson, the supercomputer, is helping doctors fight cancer. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    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
  • 8:00 pm
    The Ghost Army This program tells the true story of American G.I.s -- many of whom would go on to have illustrious careers in art, design and fashion -- who tricked the enemy with rubber tanks, sound effects and visual illusions during the World War II. The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops staged a traveling road show of deception designed to con the Germans right on the front lines. From Normandy to the Rhine, they conjured up phony convoys, phantom divisions and make-believe headquarters to fool the enemy about the strength and location of American units. Every move they made was top secret and their story was hushed up for decades after the war's end. Many of the men chosen to carry out these deceptions were young artists recruited from art schools across the country. In their spare time, they painted and sketched their way across Europe, creating a unique and moving visual record of their war. Some would go on to become famous, including fashion designer Bill Blass, painter Ellsworth Kelley and photographer Art Kane. This documentary features interviews with 19 Ghost Army veterans, as well as retired general Wesley Clark and other military historians. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Constitution USA with Peter Sagal [#103H] Created Equal The high ideals of the Declaration of Independence that "all men are created equal" didn't make it into the Constitution in 1787. It took three-quarters of a century, and a bloody civil war, before the Fourteenth Amendment of 1868 made equality a constitutional right and gave the federal government the power to enforce it. The far-reaching changes created by that amendment established new notions of citizenship, equal protection, due process and personal liberty. Today, those notions are being used to fight for same-sex marriage, voting rights, affirmative action and immigration reform. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG-V (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 10:00 pm
    Uncommon Courage: Patriotism and Civil Liberties This program explores the personal histories of second generation Japanese Americans who served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Service during World War II as Japanese language specialists in the Pacific, and after the war during the Occupation of Japan. duration 56:40   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Global Spirit [#110H] Dreams, Visions and Realities Human beings have always been fascinated by their dreams, and have long debated their meaning, purpose and significance. As scientists investigate the chemical and biological origins of dreaming, many indigenous cultures explore their dreams as a deeply spiritual connection that links humanity with the core of all life. In this Global Spirit episode, host Phil Cousineau invites Jungian psychologist Dr. Stephen Aizenstat and Aboriginal elder "Yidumduma" Bill Harney into a conversation about dreaming as a connection to meaning in life. Vivid film sequences from the Australian outback mix with western imagery from Steve's Jungian tradition. The two guests share an engaging conversation of creation stories, personal anecdotes, and deep, memorable sounds from Bill's djeridoo. duration 54:56   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2907] Tavis talks with best-selling novelist Khaled Hosseini. The physician-turned-writer talks about his highly anticipated third novel, And the Mountains Echoed. Tavis also chats with Scottish singer-songwriter Emile Sande. The former med student reflects on her stunning international success in the music business. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#512H] Tropisueno, Bobo's and Pisces California Tropisueno Mexican Kitchen is a great place to congregate with friends for top-shelf Margaritas and hearty Mexican food. Next, a place decorated with an amusing touch of the circus, although the real spectacle is the special dry-aged steak at Bobo's. Finally, a little upscale neighborhood place with good food at reasonable prices at Pisces California Cuisine. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
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      (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 […]

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      (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 […]

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      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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