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KQED Plus: Monday, July 22, 2013

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Monday, July 22, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#228H] A New Case for Gun Control * The death of Trayvon Martin has ignited debate not just over our justice system, but on legislation such as the "stand your ground" laws that contributed to the tragic result. This week, Bill talks with author and gun control advocate Tom Diaz about how a lethal combination of self-defense laws and concealed carry laws - championed by the NRA and the gun industry - dilutes our legal protections against gun violence. He warns that the genie is out of the bottle and we should be gravely concerned about the unrelenting marketing of guns. Diaz's latest book is The Last Gun: How Changes in the Gun Industry Are Killing Americans and What It Will Take to Stop It.
    * Also on the show, a hard look at the plight of the men and women who bend to the earth in backbreaking labor, picking fruits, vegetables, and tobacco. Despite miracles of agricultural progress and innovation over the decades, the harsh lives and working conditions of migrant laborers have changed very little. Their cause has been championed in the past by Edward Murrow, Cesar Chavez, and the United Farmworkers, but that list is incomplete without Baldemar Velasquez. Velasquez was among hundreds of thousands of children who joined their migrant parents working long hours in the fields. Inspired by that early experience, Velasquez founded the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) in 1967. A 1989 MacArthur Fellow, Velasquez joins Bill to talk about the ongoing David vs. Goliath struggles to ensure fairness for American farmworkers.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Annie Oakley: American Experience In 1926, just a few months before Annie Oakley's death, Will Rogers described her as "the greatest woman rifle shot the world has ever produced." As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, she thrilled audiences around the world with her daring shooting feats. Her act helped fuel turn-of-the-century nostalgia for the vanished, mythical world of the American West. Over time she became an American legend -- the loud, brassy, cocksure shooter celebrated in the musical "Annie Get Your Gun." But that legend had little to do with the real Annie Oakley. Although famous as a Western sharpshooter, Oakley lived her entire life east of the Mississippi. A champion in a man's sport, she forever changed ideas about the abilities of women, yet she opposed female suffrage. Her fame and fortune came from her skill with guns, yet she was a Quaker. This film is the story of a five-foot-tall sharpshooter who pulled herself out of the depths of poverty to become known the world over as a symbol of the Wild West. It chronicles Oakley's life, from her childhood in Ohio to her world tours with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#2507H] Crash: A Tale of Two Species This is the story of the fabric of life, and how every species is interconnected - each one important, no matter how big or small. At its center is the humble horseshoe crab, a creature that has remained virtually unchanged for three hundred million years. Not only an indispensable testing agent for drugs and vaccines, the crab's annual spring spawning produces millions of eggs that are the lifeline for a tiny bird called a Red Knot, which migrates 10,000 miles from South America to the Arctic each year. But horseshoe crab numbers are plummeting from their new use as bait for the fishing industry, dropping by two-thirds since 1990. And the precious pyramid depending on this age-old creature is about to come crashing down. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Finding Your Roots [#101H] Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis Their European immigrant ancestors blazed unconventional trails in America, from capturing British ships for the American Revolution to crossing racial barriers in slave-era Louisiana. Generations later, as children growing up in New Orleans, Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis found a deep and abiding friendship through their common love of jazz and of the city itself. In this hour, trace the turbulent and contradictory history of the city of New Orleans through the family stories of these two fascinating men. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Finding Your Roots [#102H] Cory Booker and John Lewis This program features two African-American politicians from different generations and opposite backgrounds. John Lewis grew up in a sharecropping family in rural Georgia, while Cory Booker was raised in an affluent, all-white New Jersey suburb. Although both men have devoted their lives to the betterment of African-American people, neither knows much about his own ancestors. In this episode, Booker is introduced to his white great-grandfather, a man he never knew, and Lewis is moved to tears over the extraordinary ambitions and accomplishments of his slave ancestors. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Lewis and Clark: Crossing The Centuries This program traces the Lewis and Clark expedition's route from St. Louis, Missouri to the Oregon Coast. It features stunning aerial shots of the dramatic terrain the expedition faced, including Idaho's Lolo and Lemhi Passes and the White Cliffs area along the Missouri River in Montana. It also captures scenes that appear much as the explorers knew them, and documents 200 years of alterations brought about by dams, highways, cities, farms and ranches. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor George Kennedy, the program features Lewis and Clark historians, chronicles opening events for the bicentennial celebration and examines the legacy of this landmark 1804 trip. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#217] Don't Fence Me In Zoboo invites a wolverine to live with him in Animal Junction, only to realize that there's not enough space for his new pal. Wild creatures need room to roam. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Raggs [#160H] Nature B. Max learns how much fun nature can be while working on his Puppy Patrol Club Nature Badge. Trilby makes a nature video about the animals around the clubhouse. When she cannot find any birds or frogs, the dogs become the highlight of her video. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4192] Sesame Street Y A Quest Y Not How to be a Knight for a Day. Hooray! Telly, Abby and Elmo look to the book to tell them how to become knights. First, they have to wear a suit of shining armor. They zip off and whoosh! Elmo, Abby and Telly are dressed in suits of armor. Clank! Clank! Clank! Next, they must sing a knight song, so they sing, "We are Three Knights so Merry. " Then the book tells them they must go on a quest. But they don't know what to search for! As Elmo, Telly, and Abby think about their quest, they hear a whimpering letter "Y." When they ask the letter "Y" why he is crying, he tells them he is unsure of his purpose in life. He can't think of any words that begin with the "Yyyy" sound. That's it! Telly decides their quest will be to look for things that begin with the letter "Y." First, they enter Gina's veterinarian office looking for animals that begin with the letter "Y." Then they decide to check the laundromat but they still can't find any "Y" words. Next, they visit Alan at Hooper's store. Just as they are about to leave, they see a hairy cow passing, but are disappointed because hairy cow doesn't begin with a "Y." But wait! Alan explains that the hairy cow is actually a yak, and yak begins with "y." All of the sudden, Abby, Elmo, and Telly think of other words that begin with the letter "Y," such as yogurt and yo-yo. They did it! They found words that begin with the letter "Y." Elmo, Abby and Telly sing the knight song and cheer in delight! 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 [#130H] Safety Patrol/Safety at the Beach Safety Patrol: Today at school, the children are learning about traffic signs. Prince Tuesday comes for a special visit, wearing his crossing guard uniform. He takes the class on a walk through the Neighborhood and they practice their safety rules all along the way. Safety at the Beach: Daniel and Katerina are playing on Jungle Beach with Mom Tiger. The children get a bit carried away by their treasure hunting play and they drift too far away from Mom. They learn that to stay safe near the water, they need to stop and listen! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    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)
  • 9:30 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#210H] Let There Be Light Sid and his baby brother Zeke are playing a game where they try to "grab" the light coming out of a flashlight, which proves to be impossible. At school, Sid and his friends explore the science of light and discover that light comes from various energy sources. They also discover that there are some light sources that can't be turned off, like the biggest light source of all...the sun! (Educational objective - Light) duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#215] Robot Monkey Hullabalo/Curious George and the Slithery Day * Robot Monkey Hullabalo: At the museum, George joins Professor Wiseman and the Man with the Yellow Hat on a stroll through an amazing new robot exhibit. Later, after the Man gathers his old robots to add to the collection, George notices how excited Hundley is by his first robot sighting. That's when George gets his most brainy brainstorm yet and decides to make himself into a robot to play with Hundley! Using a hodgepodge of paper, tubes, cardboard boxes, gadgets and even a colander, George glues together an awesome robot outfit that works a little too well and fools even the sharp-witted Professor Wiseman. Will George end up on display at the museum?
    * Curious George and the Slithery Day: George is watching and feeding Mr. Zoobel's gopher snake, Bruno, and mice, Benjy and Willie, for the day. But Mr. Zoobel forgets to tell George that Bruno is about to shed his skin. So when George sees the shed skin he worriedly takes it to the pet store for an explanation, leaving behind the snake with his cage open! And when George comes home the mice escape too. With a little help from Hundley, a wild chase around the building ensues and George gets the animals safely back - learning a lot about snake feeding (and hiding) habits along the way.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#122H] Teeny Weeny Adventure/I See Seeds * Teeny Weeny Adventure - Nick has spotted a tiny ladybug, but Sally has found an even smaller ant! And there's nothing smaller than an ant. Or is there? Cat takes Nick and Sally to meet a variety of single-celled creatures, the smallest anywhere! Nick and Sally soon learn that a drop of water holds a whole lot more than they ever realized!
    * I See Seeds - Sally and Nick are going on an adventure, but how are they going to get there? Skateboard? Train? Rocketship? They just can't decide, until Cat suggests they see how trees send their seeds on trips. They follow different seeds as they travel through the air, float on the water and hitch rides on animals.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#206] Clifford The Scary Puppy/Things That Go Bump * Clifford the Scary Puppy: Evan goes a little too far when he's playing spooky tricks on the kids, until Clifford accidentally gives him a good scare in.
    * Things That Go Bump: There's a costume camp-out party in the courtyard on Halloween night. Everyone drifts off to sleep but Clifford, who's too spooked by unfamiliar sounds to close his eyes. Norville comes to his rescue, and together they discover that the "things that go bump" are only frightening in their imaginations.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#124] Who Me, Jealous?/A Bunny in a Haystack * Who Me, Jealous? - Mrs. Diller is babysitting her sister's puppy Susie. This house may not be big enough for both Susie and Cleo.
    * A Bunny in a Haystack - Then, Emily gets to bring home the class bunny for the weekend and Clifford has been given the responsibility of watching him. When the bunny gets out of the cage, getting him back is tough!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4263H] Humpty Dumpty's Big Break Telly is very worried about Humpty Dumpty falling off the wall, but Humpty explains that he is there to watch a football game. Just as the game is about to start, one of All the King's Horses comes limping in and says he can't play. It's Humpty's dream to play football, so he offers to replace him, but Telly is very worried that Humpty will break. Humpty pulls out his helmet and pads and says not to worry. The game starts, and Humpty goes for the ball, crashes, and cracks. Telly wants to help him, so he asks the question: "How do you keep an egg from breaking when he's playing football?" A real design challenge! Telly first tries wrapping Humpty in a cushion. The game resumes and crack - Humpty is down again. The cushion is too soft. Next, Telly tries a suit made out of sponges, but even though the sponges are bouncier than the cushion, they don't work too well either. Humpty is not giving up, and Telly is determined to help him. As Chris demonstrates how fragile an egg shell is, a chicken enters with a carton of eggs and shows that none are cracked. This gives Telly the brilliant idea to make a special egg carton for Humpty. It fits like a second shell, Humpty goes on to score a touchdown, and everyone is happy. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1309H] Bonjour Barney!: France Emma wants to paint an award-winning painting for the "Art In The Park Show," but she is just isn't satisfied with her artwork. Barney takes her to France to learn how to paint from his friend Pierre. While there, they learn about France and how to paint by following your heart! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#523H] Caillou's Play Time Daddy's Puzzles: It's a rainy day and Caillou doesn't know what to do. ..until Daddy discovers some old puzzles! Caillou and Daddy enjoy putting a pirate puzzle together...until they realize there's a piece missing. Seeing how disappointed Caillou is at the thought of not being able to finish the puzzle, Daddy comes up with another activity - they'll go on a pirate treasure hunt for the missing piece! Educational Objective: The importance of making the best out of a frustrating situation. Play With Me!: Caillou has no one to play with! Mommy, Daddy, and Rosie are all busy, and Caillou is bored and frustrated...until he meets a ladybug who inadvertently shows Caillou that his family members aren't the only ones who are busy - so are the birds and squirrels and ants. Caillou comes to realize that everyone is busy sometimes - even animals and insects - and he decides to get busy too. ..drawing his new friends. Educational Objective: The importance of being able to entertain oneself. Caillou's Bad Luck: Caillou is having a bad day - he spilled his juice and broke a toy, and he's worried his bad luck won't go away when he reads a poem at preschool the next day. When Mrs. Howard suggests that Caillou change his luck with a "lucky charm", Caillou goes on a search for lucky pennies and four leaf clovers...only to realize it isn't luck he needs - it's confidence and practice. Educational Objective: Making your own luck; practice makes perfect. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#111H] Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty/Daniel Goes To The Potty Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty - Prince Wednesday is in the block corner at school building the "tallest tower in the world!" Even though he needs to go to the bathroom, he doesn't want to stop what he is doing. He learns how important it is to stop and go right away. Daniel Goes to the Potty - Dad's trumpet is broken, so he takes Daniel along to Music Man Stan's Shop to get it fixed. While at the shop, Daniel needs to use the bathroom, but thinks he will have to wait until they get home. Music Man Stan explains that everyone goes to the bathroom, and Daniel learns that he can use the bathroom there - or anywhere else in the neighborhood! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    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)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#216H] Wrapper's Delight/Dive Swim Scoop * Wrappers Delight - Sally and Nick are trying to wrap a present for their moms. But they're having problems. Why meeting Cat's good friend Gina the Giraffe Weevil, will help! Gina shows them how she uses leaves to wrap her eggs to protect them while she waits for them to hatch. They learn how to carefully roll and fold the leaf so it doesn't rip and it protects the egg. Back at home they can finally finish wrapping their present - a statue of the Cat in the Hat!
    * Dive Swim Scoop - There's a frog in Nick and Sally's pool! They have to get him out but can't catch him. Cat's good friend Penny the Pelican can teach them how to catch things in water! Along the way they meet a gannett who shows them how he dives deep into the water to catch his food and a cormorant that zigs and zags through the water to catch hers. But that won't help them catch the frog in their shallow pool. They finally find Penny and watch how she scoops with her big bill, like a net! Now Nick and Sally know how they can rescue the frog in their pool.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#222] Armor Zoboo thinks that if he had armor, like his new African crested porcupine friends, he would be safe as he leapt from place to place. After some unsuccessful armor experimentation with the Kratt Brothers, he realizes that his eyes, ears and brain are the best protection he can have. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#119H] Kickin' It with the Roos When Chris and Martin meet up with a mob of Red kangaroos, they get their car keys stolen by a joey and have to figure out how to get them back from the tricky little guy. As they jump into the life of the roos to search for the missing keys, the brothers realize that animals live in different kinds of social groups and they have important behaviors that keep the group together and safe. But everybody wonders just how safe this search has become, when Chris and Martin get tangled up in a kickboxing match with the dominant male and caught in the middle of a dingo attack. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#1103] Buenas Noches, Vicita/Prunella Packs It In * Buenas Noches, Vicita - Vicita Molina has lost her favorite book - a lovely South American tale of friendship and courage in the Amazon Jungle. No book means no sleep for Vicita - or for any of the Molinas. Since Vicita knows the story by heart, maybe D.W. and Arthur can help her find a way to re-create it and get the family back to sleep.
    * Prunella Packs It In - Everyone knows that elementary school is way too early to start thinking about college - except for Prunella. Her older sister's anxiety about college is so contagious that Prunella piles on extra-curricular activities to make her more "appealing." Will she crack under the heavy load? Or will she learn to relax and focus on the things that she actually enjoys?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#503H] The Puppy Show/Never Forget to Remember The Puppy Show - TV producer Laslo Huckey knows just what people want to watch: puppies. But puppies doing what? He challenges Martha and the gang to come up with the perfect pitch for a puppy show. Vocabulary: (E) gist, brainstorm, concept, situation, introduce. Never Forget to Remember - It's the first day of spring and everybody wants to play their favorite outdoor game, Kickup! Only, where's the ball? In order to find it, the kids recount their memories of the last game. The problem is, everybody remembers things differently... Vocabulary: (E) certain, specific, sure, detail(s), previously. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    The Electric Company [#119H] Out to Launch When Francine calls Hector a liar on a neighborhood billboard, The Electric Company has to work together to help clear Hector's name. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 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
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32164] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Doc Martin [#302Z] On The Edge - Part 2 Having failed to restart his relationship with Louisa Glasson, Martin is forced out of the picture with the arrival of her dad, Terry Glasson. Terry has hatched a scheme with a colleague, Jonathan Crozier, to smuggle in some explosives which they want to use to help them in a robbery. Terry decides to back out of the smuggling, and things get even worse for Doc Martin. As he finds himself held hostage, along with Louisa, by a paranoid Jonathan, as he attempts to force Terry to carry out their plan. duration 48:26   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Agatha Christie's Poirot [#304] Wasps' Nest Captain Hastings finds intrigue and mystery in the picture when he experiments with a new camera at a garden fete he visits with Poirot and Inspector Japp. The Belgian sleuth is soon caught up in a tale of jealousy, revenge .... and wasps .... while Japp ends up in hospital with appendicitis. duration 51:12   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries [#112H] Murder in the Dark Phryne's cousins and Aunt Prudence's entire household come under suspicion when a young girl is found drowned in her aunt's fountain on the eve of a lavish fancy dress party. Phryne and her aunt work together to investigate - until Phryne begins to doubt her own detecting skills. Was Murdoch Foyle really the man responsible for her sister's death or was it someone much closer to Phryne - someone who was also there the day Janey disappeared from the circus all those years ago? When Foyle finally shows his hand, Phryne recovers her confidence - only to have it replaced by terror when she fears Foyle now has Jane in his sights. Directed by Daina Reid and guest stars Felix Williamson, Kate Jenkinson and John Lloyd Fillingham. duration 54:23   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 10:00 pm
    Rosemary and Thyme [#307] Enter Two Gardeners Rosemary's cousin Charles is performing with an amateur dramatic group, and Rosemary and Laura have been brought along to prepare the garden of the Open Air Theatre in time for opening night. One of the actors accidentally shoots himself during rehearsal, and everyone is deeply shocked. But when the police discover the gun was loaded with live ammunition not blanks, it becomes apparent that there is a murderer in their midst. Was the bullet intended for Adam or more likely the theatre's philanthropist Victor Channing? Victor's wife Jenny gets stage fright and her role in the play is given to Laura, much to Rosemary's displeasure. As opening night fast approaches, Rosemary struggles to complete the garden on her own as Laura, delighted with her part, becomes more involved with the production. Will the play go without a hitch or is someone out to sabotage it? duration 46:38   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    History Detectives [#702] * Manhattan Project - A contributor is certain that his father worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. His father refused to talk about his war assignment, except to say that he sold his patent to the U.S. government for a single dollar. Along with the patent, the contributor has a letter from the Atomic Energy Commission stating that his father's patent had been declassified. Was this invention used to build the atomic bomb? To find out, Wes Cowan travels to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and discovers a plan to hide atomic secrets in plain sight.
    * Galleon Shipwreck - A woman in Portland, Oregon, has a large chunk of what she believes is very old beeswax. This 23-pound block, dug up on the northern Oregon coast in the late 1930s, seems to have been deliberately carved with strange markings. For centuries, ships carried beeswax on trade routes from the Far East to the American Pacific Coast. Could this beeswax have been cargo on a legendary ship that foundered more then 300 years ago? And what do those odd markings mean? Elyse Luray goes to the Bee Lab at Oregon State University to decipher where the beeswax came from and visits an archaeologist in Olympia, Washington, to track which ship may have brought it to the Oregon coast.
    * Creole Poems - A fan from Chicago recently unearthed a French manuscript rolled in a cardboard tube. "Duplessis," his great-grandmother's mother-in-laws surname, is jotted in a margin, and "Rouzan," his grandmother's maiden name, appears at the bottom of another page. No one in the family knows anything about it, but the contributor, who reads a little French, thinks he has a collection of love poems, possibly written to one of his relatives. What is this? And why has his family kept it for 160 years? The questions lead Gwendolyn Wright to New Orleans and to a piece of family history the contributor had never known.
    duration 56:15   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2951] Tavis talks with novelist Khaled Hosseini. The best-selling 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. (Originally aired on May 21, 2013) duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    This is Us [#313] Soldier's Stories This is Us introduces Jeb Ridgeway, a soldier turned photgrapher who documented his harrowing journey through Afghanistan. We also meet Anthony Powell who shares the history of the Buffalo Soldiers that he learned at his grandfather's knee. duration 24:38   STEREO
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