TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
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KQED Plus: Monday, August 12, 2013
Channels 9.2 • 54.1, 25.2 | XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.
12:00 amMoyers & Company [#231H] Taming Capitalism Run Wild * Modern American capitalism is a story of continued inequality and hardship. Even a modest increase in the minimum wage faces opposition from those who seem to show allegiance first and foremost to America's wealthy and powerful. Yet some aren't just wringing their hands about our economic crisis; they're fighting back.
In an encore broadcast, Economist Richard Wolff joins Bill to shine light on the disaster left behind in capitalism's wake, and to discuss the fight for economic justice, including a fair minimum wage. A Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, and currently Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School, Wolff has written many books on the effects of rampant capitalism, including Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It.
"We have this disparity getting wider and wider between those for whom capitalism continues to deliver the goods by all means, [and] a growing majority in this society facing harder and harder times," Wolff tells Bill. "And that's what provokes some of us to say it's a systemic problem."
* Also on the broadcast, activist and author Saru Jayaraman marches on Washington with restaurant workers struggling to make ends meet, and talks about how we can best support their right to a fair wage. Jayaraman is the co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, which works to improve pay and working conditions for America's 10 million-plus restaurant workers. She is also the author of Behind the Kitchen Door, an expose of the restaurant industry. duration 52:46 STEREO TVRE
1:00 amIl Volo We Are Love The three, young Italian tenors, Piero Barone (19), Ignazio Boschetto (18) and Gianluca Ginoble (17) of Il Volo proved to win the hearts of PBS viewers nationwide with broadcasts of their special from the Detroit Opera House, "Il Volo Takes Flight." Now, they return with their second special, "Il Volo We Are Love," at The Fillmore Theatre in Miami, Florida.
Aside from providing a stunning vocal framework, "We Are Love," by songwriter/producer Mark Portmann (Celine Dion, Josh Groban) and Latin Grammy winner Edgar Cortazar, also allows Il Volo to show off their multilingual prowess, as they sing it in English, Spanish, French and Italian. Il Volo and album producer, Humberto Gatica again turned to Diane Warren for the album's lead track "Questo Amore." Besides being the perfect vocal opener it's a fresh Italian take on Warren's huge hit for Aerosmith, "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing". Warren also supplied the exquisitely sensitive English song "I Bring You To My Senses." The special also features a film song in "Historia De Un Amor," by Panamanian songwriter Carlos Eleta Almaran. A choice of many international artists including Nana Mouskouri and Cesaria Evora, it appeared in the 1956 Mexican movie of the same name. duration 1:29:50 STEREO TVG
2:30 amDavid Garrett: Music - Live In Concert Filmed in Hanover at the sold-out TUI Arena, in front of an audience of over 10,000 fans, star violinist David Garrett is joined by his band and the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt for this stunning live extravaganza. David brilliantly combines different musical styles and eras, and not only presents pieces that stir the soul but also sets new standards in the virtuosity and versatility of his violin playing. With arrangements of the great composers from Beethoven to The Beatles, Coldplay to Clementi, he captivates his audience with different elements from the world of music and wows them with stunning visual backdrops and pyrotechnics. With this versatile production, David seizes the opportunity to present the violin in a whole new light, pushing the limits to show the world what violin playing is all about. duration 1:29:05 STEREO TVG
4:00 amSarah Brightman: Dreamchaser In Concert After making history on both stage and screen, pioneering the classical crossover genre, selling over 30 million albums worldwide, and becoming the only artist to perform the theme song at two Olympics, it's hard to imagine Sarah Brightman has a dream left to realize. Yet with her new album 'Dreamchaser,' Sarah is embarking on what she calls "the greatest adventure I can imagine."
Inspired by the wonderment and beauty of space, Dreamchaser the album is inspired by Brightman's life-long dream to travel into space. As announced last year in Moscow, Brightman is anticipated to be the first musician to travel to the International Space Station, turning her dream into reality. Dreamchaser is a collaboration with veteran producer Mike Hedges, known for his iconic work with the likes of U2, The Cure, Dido.
This concert was filmed filmed in June 2013 at Elstree Studios just outside of London. This unique TV special is based around the futuristic, otherworldly vision behind the Dreamchaser album and World Tour, with its vast, curved screen and featuring many 3D embellishments. The studio is transformed: purposefully lit and dressed into a bespoke environment for the TV show recording in front of a live audience. With a breathtaking set featuring both new songs and classic favorites, the incredible lighting, elaborate costumes and powerful video imagery fuse together to create a truly spectacular and highly original program. duration 57:40 SRND51 TVG
5:30 amImageMakers [#1109H] Love Fool 0507 - England
Who says technology makes your life easier? There's an app for everything except when it comes to your boyfriend's stupidity. Directed and edited by Chris and Ben Blaine. Principal cast: Fraser Millward and Cariad Lloyd.
LUNCH DATE - England
Getting dumped always hurts...even more so when your boyfriend sends his fourteen-year-old brother to break the news to you. Annabelle believes everyone is a half - a half that is looking for its other half to make a whole. What if you never find your other half? Written and directed by Sasha Collington. Principal cast: Sasha Collington and Alexis de Vivenot.
GEMOLOGY - Spain
Erick is a young gemologist who works for a company that specializes in classifying diamonds. He and his colleagues spend long hours analyzing the imperfections of these precious stones, until one day he believes he has found the perfect diamond despite evidence to the contrary. He loses his job, but comes to the realization that imperfections are what give character and make something special and unique. This goes for diamonds... and for people. Written and directed by Rick Limintani. Principal cast: Alex Barahona and Rebecca Cobos. duration 25:07 STEREO TVG
6:00 amZoboomafoo [#107] Slimy Buddies Chris, Martin and Zoboo can't get enough of slime after four affectionate St. Bernard puppies lick them. All that licking means that the puppies like them. The St. Bernards are the gang's slimy buddies. More slimy buddies arrive in the form of a giant bullfrog, a Pacman frog, and a Budgetts frog. Frogs need slime to keep them from drying out. Salamanders do, too. Earthworms have slime that helps them slide through tunnels in the ground. Slime is great! Chris, Martin and Zoboo build a slime shower, so they can be slimy, too. Jackie and the Animal Helpers are raking up dead leaves and putting them into the pond to make MudPuppy Pond an even slimier home for mudpuppy salamanders. Mudpuppies are Jackie's favorite slimy buddies. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amRaggs [#106] Sharing It's Puppy Pirate Sharing Day! Instead of sharing, Raggs eats all of Pido's Surprise Pie and tries to cover it up by filling it with his building blocks. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY
7:00 amSesame Street [#4305H] Me Am What Me Am A very hungry Cookie Monster is waiting for Chris to finish baking cookies, but it's hard for him to wait! Chris offers Cookie Monster carrots to eat in the meantime, and he gobbles them all up. All of a sudden Mario Lopez, a reporter for EXTRA Sesame Street, appears and announces on his show that Cookie Monster is now the Veggie Monster! Cookie Monster, panicked, explains that even though he does love to eat healthy carrots, he is not the Veggie Monster. But everyone insists on calling him the Veggie Monster anyway. This makes Cookie Monster really unhappy. He decides to eat a cookie so that nobody will call him Veggie Monster anymore. He asks Big Bird and Snuffy if they have any cookies to eat, but all they have is birdseed, spaghetti, and cabbage. Cookie Monster tastes the cabbage for the first time and thinks it's delicious! Just then, Mario appears and reports that Cookie Monster is eating another vegetable. Cookie Monster tries to explain to Mario that just because he loves cabbage doesn't mean he is the Veggie Monster. Cookie Monster realizes that the only way he can eat vegetables is if he disguises himself. Cookie Monster eats celery in disguise, but Mario recognizes him and records it for all to see on Me Tube. Cookie Monster is upset and tells Mario how he is feeling frustrated because no one believes him. Cookie Monster sings a song about how no matter how much he loves vegetables, he'll always be who he is - Cookie Monster. Cookie Monster eats the cookies Chris baked for him and Mario reports that Cookie Monster really is the Cookie Monster! duration 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:00 amWordWorld [#114H] Pl-Pl-Plane/Mail Mix Up * Pl-Pl-Plane: Frog and the Bug Band are headed to have some fun on the beach, but not everything goes as Frog had planned. Frog loses the letters "PL" from his plane and must search through the jungle to find them. After some crazy jungle adventures (including a run-in with a giant Frog-kissing plant), Frog realizes that fun doesn't always have to be planned!
* Mail Mix Up: Duck offers to help Kangaroo deliver letters to his WordFriends, but he forgets Kangaroo's instructions and delivers the wrong letters to everyone. Duck discovers that there sure are a lot of words that end with the sound "ail"-such as Nail, Pail and Sail - and that they sure can't be used interchangeably!