TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
KQED Plus: Saturday, September 7, 2013
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12:00 amTavis Smiley [#2985] Tavis talks with entrepreneur and disability rights activist Ben Foss. The successful entrepreneur and prominent disability rights leader explains how best to think of dyslexia. Tavis also talks with Gina Torres. The stage, film and TV actress catches us up on her latest projects, including the legal drama, Suits, on the USA Network. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
12:30 amTHIS WEEK in Northern California [#2442H] September 6, 2013 Host: Thuy Vu.
UC LEADERSHIP TRANSITION - As Mark Yudof bids farewell as president of the University of California, we look at his legacy and challenges faced by the public university system moving forward. His 5 year tenure oversaw a near doubling of tuition and student protests, but he is credited with expanding financial aid programs and reforming the system's pension plan.
AMERICA'S CUP MAKES WAVES - The America's Cup finals begin on Saturday, pitting Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA against Emirates Team New Zealand in a best-of-17 series that could last two weeks. Meanwhile, illegal weights on a Team USA catamaran have resulted in what are being described as the harshest penalties in the history of the sailing competition. The team was docked two points and fined $ 250,000 and a jury banned three team members from further participation in this year's races.
NEW IPHONE - Expectations are mounting for Apple to introduce new iPhone models on September 10. Updates to the current iPhone 5, new color choices, and the availability of a lower-priced model are rumored to be announced next Tuesday. Apple's event comes amid speculation about the company's strategy for pursuing a greater market share overseas, particularly in China.
Guests: Ana Tintocalis, KQED News; Julian Guthrie, San Francisco Chronicle; and Kara Swisher, All Things Digital
BURNING MAN BEYOND THE PLAYA - Every year for one week, bold, super-sized works of art spring to life in a harsh desert playa in Nevada. Burning Man, with hundreds of original works and more than 60, 000 attendees, has become North America's largest outdoor art festival. Host Thuy Vu meets the Flaming Lotus Girls, a female-driven team of Bay Area artists who are pushing themselves to the limit to create an enormous metal tree stump with fire-breathing fungi. Vu also examines how the Burning Man art scene has blossomed beyond the desert, with iconic sculptures transplanted to urban settings and even major civic installations like The Bay Lights. duration 27:46 STEREO TVRE
1:00 amNew Tricks [#701] Dead Man Talking A psychic tells a dead man's daughter she needs to resolve his unfinished business. duration 51:51 STEREO
2:00 amDalziel and Pascoe [#117] Child's Play - Part 1 of 2 The dramatic appearance of a mysterious man at the funeral of a wealthy woman sets tongues wagging in a small Yorkshire village in this episode. As members of the grieving family squabble over her estate, they are horrified when the stranger claims to be her long-lost son. When he is suddenly found murdered, Dalziel and Pascoe are called in to investigate the man's real identity. duration 49:54 STEREO TVPG
2:50 amDalziel and Pascoe [#118] Child's Play - Part 2 Or 2 The dramatic appearance of a mysterious man at the funeral of a wealthy woman sets tongues wagging in a small Yorkshire village in this episode. As members of the grieving family squabble over her estate, they are horrified when the stranger claims to be her long-lost son. When he is suddenly found murdered, Dalziel and Pascoe are called in to investigate the man's real identity. duration 50:29 STEREO TVPG
3:43 amSherlock Holmes [#112] The Red Headed League Jabez Wilson approaches Holmes about 'The Red Headed League' and the mystery surrounding his peculiar employment. Holmes discovers that Moriarty may have a hand in it. duration 51:36 STEREO TVG
4:35 amAdventures of Sherlock Holmes [#115] duration 26:42 TVG
5:02 amMoyers & Company [#235H] What Are We Doing In Syria? With the probability of American intervention, Syria is everywhere in the news. This week Phil Donahue, filling in for Bill Moyers, speaks with NPR Middle East correspondent Deborah Amos and historian and Vietnam veteran Andrew Bacevich about the possible repercussions of our actions in the Middle East.
As he has so often in recent years, historian and analyst Andrew Bacevich is asking the important questions about America's role in the world and specifically why we should go into Syria. Is a military response justified and if we take action, where does it stop? A graduate of West Point and Vietnam veteran, he served for 23 years in the military before becoming a professor at Boston University. His new book, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country, asks whether our reliance on a professional military rather than a citizen's army has lured us into a morass of endless war - a trap that threatens not only our global reputation but democracy itself.
Among its deadly side effects, the war in Syria has created a refugee crisis beyond that country's borders - a "disgraceful humanitarian calamity" and "the great tragedy of this century," according to the UN. Deborah Amos is a veteran National Public Radio Middle East correspondent. She wrote about the exiled and dispossessed of the region in her book Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile, and Upheaval in the Middle East and has been in the refugee camps and on the Syrian front lines. Amos joins Donahue for a discussion of the human toll of the Syrian fighting, and the potential impact of millions of displaced people on the region.
As members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reached an agreement late Tuesday on wording of a new resolution authorizing US military force against the Syrian government, events will likely change quickly. What won't have changed is the need for a full discussion of our motives and American foreign policy, not just when it comes to Syria but in the entire Middle East. duration 56:46 STEREO TVRE
6:00 amZoboomafoo [#122] Pets The gang has their hands full when the Animal Helpers drop their pets off to be looked after by Chris, Martin and Zoboo. The Junction's crawling with guinea pigs, hamsters, ducklings, cats, dogs, a calf, a hermit crab and ducks. Zoboo thinks that taking care of 12 pets will be a piece of cake, but he quickly realizes his error. Jackie and the Animal Helpers release into the wild a raccoon that they have raised. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amThomas & Friends [#512] Adventures It's the Percival twins' birthday and Mr. Percival got them a Hot Air Balloon ride as a treat. When Duncan learns this, he is upset, as he already has his birthday flag fixed on his cab ready to take the twins for a special birthday ride. Mr. Percival asks Duncan to collect the balloon, but as he chuffs along the bumpy track the balloon looses a binding. When Duncan sees this, he purposefully goes back and forth over the bumps until the balloon is floating off into the distance. Satisfied that he will now get to give the twins their birthday ride, he arrives at Mr. Percival's only to see the balloon float by the house and rip a big hole in its side. Feeling terrible, Duncan has an idea: to use his special birthday flag as a patch to fix the balloon.
Miss Marvel, the famous storyteller, is visiting the Hills, and Peter Sam is very excited. He rushes about the narrow gauge trying to finish his work early and be the first to see and hear Miss Marvel's story of Proteus, the mystical engine. Taking an old short cut, Peter Sam crashes through a hedge, uncovering an old statue of Proteus that is standing forgotten on an old rusty flatbed. Boiling with excitement, Peter Sam decides he could make a star entrance with the Proteus statue. Redirecting the other engines away, Peter Sam plans to take the glory for him self but the statue is heavy and he crashes! With the help of his friends though the statue makes it to the storytelling and Peter Sam sees the big unveiling.