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KQED Plus: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2992] Tavis talks with New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent and best-selling author Mark Leibovich. The veteran political journalist dissects his text, This Town, one of the hottest political books of the year. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    Film School Shorts [#101H] Okay, Cupid The Hunter And The Swan Discuss Their Meeting. (NYU) - A Brooklyn couple have dinner with a hunter and his girlfriend, a magical swan woman whose captured robe led to their courtship. The evening goes downhill when the hunter's swan bride finally asks him how he originally knew the robe belonged to her. It doesn't go well, leading the Brooklyn couple to evaluate their own romantic inception.

    God Of Love (NYU) - Meet Raymond Goodfellow, a multi-talented artist who combines lounge singing with his champion dart throwing ability. He has fallen head over heels for his bass player, but she's in love with the guitarist. His prayers are answered, or so he thinks,when he receives a package of passion-inducing darts. Writer/Director Luke Matheny's film won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short.
    duration 27:57   STEREO TVPG-S
  • 1:00 am
    Revolutionaries [#213H] Game Changer Mark Cerny & Ea's Rich Hilleman Meet Mark Cerny, one of the most influential game designers in history. He joined Atari at the age of 17, and, in a career spanning over 30 years, has created some of the industry's most iconic games. He received the International Game Developers Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame. Electronic Arts' Rich Hilleman moderates. duration 53:14   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#2711H] Cuba: The Accidental Eden This small island's varied landscape, its location in the heart of the Caribbean and its longstanding place at the center of Cold War politics have all combined to preserve some of the richest and most unusual natural environments of the hemisphere. For decades, Cuba's wild landscapes lay untouched while its Caribbean neighbors poisoned or paved over their ecological riches. Now, Cuba's priceless treasures are about to face an onslaught. Tourism is already on the rise and most experts predict tourism will double once the U.S. trade embargo ends. What will happen to Cuba's stunning biodiversity - an island filled with amphibians, reptiles and the most biologically diverse freshwater fish in the region? duration 56:16   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Storm That Swept Mexico The Mexican Revolution, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century, not only changed the course of Mexican history, but also profoundly impacted its relationships with the rest of the world. This program looks at the complex historical, social, political, economic and cultural forces that shaped the Mexican Revolution, influenced its course, and determined its consequences and legacy. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 5:00 am
    Life of Mammals [#106Z] Opportunists When it comes to food most mammals are specialists - some eat nothing but termites, some just seeds, others eat only flesh, and one species, the giant panda, relies almost exclusively on bamboo. But, there is an alternative strategy for feeding. Instead of being a specialist you can be a generalist - an omnivore - able to eat such a variety of food that you can always make the most of whatever seems to be around at the time. It's the recipe for a successful story, and amongst this diverse group of animals are some of the most charismatic and widespread mammals on the planet.
    This strategy does, however, require many specialist skills. Omnivores, for example, need to be inquisitive, like the raccoon which, with its highly sensitive hands, searches for food both on land and underwater. They need to have a strong sense of smell, like the bizarre looking babirusa pig, which can easily detect the scent of ripe fruit wafting gently through dense tropical vegetation. They need to be opportunists, like skunks in Texas which, for a few weeks a year, feast on baby bats that fall to the ground from cave walls. But, above all omnivores need to be adaptable - whether hibernating through periods of food scarcity, like the raccoon dog, or just making the most of whatever food happens to most plentiful at the time, like the grizzly bear which, at certain times of the year, can consume a staggering 30,000 calories a day (that's ten times more than an adult man!).
    Many of the world's most specialist mammals are now under increasing threat from human expansion into their habitats. These animals simply cannot adapt quickly enough to change. Not so the omnivores. Raccoons, raccoon dogs, foxes, pigs, rats and even bears have all found refuge in cities and towns across the globe. Their success in our world is a testament to their adaptability and very unfussy diet. Indeed, it's a strategy that has worked exceedingly well for the most successful mammal of all - humans.
    duration 49:05   STEREO
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#134] Water Creatures When two African penguins stop by Animal Junction, Zoboo, Chris and Martin talk about water creatures. Even though penguins are birds, they swim instead of flying. But these penguins aren't swimming! Finally, they realize it's because the pool water is too warm for them. But when the water is chilled with ice cubes, there's no stopping the penguins! Jaguars love to swim, too, and the Kratts play ball in the big pond with a black jaguar who stops by. Jackie has a new goldfish named Sunny, who is also sensitive about water temperature. To keep from shocking Sunny, Jackie puts his bag into the aquarium until the water in the bag is the same temperature as the aquarium. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Raggs [#201H] Working Together & Cooperation The dogs are so excited about their new CD and so proud that they all worked together to do it. They decide to celebrate by baking a special bone cake - together. Raggs soon discovers that he needs to learn from the other dogs how to work together when baking a cake because trying to do it on your own can be disastrous.
    Razzles wants to be in the doggy cart races this year and drive super-fast, but she needs help building her cart. After the dogs work together to build a great cart, Razzles discovers what happens when she tries to put on some finishing touches by herself.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4271H] Cast Iron Cooks As Alan finishes packing Elmo's lunch, the lights go down, the music goes up, and Superchef pops up and announces that Alan has been chosen as the next challenger on Cast Iron Cooks. Alan is not even sure what that is, but Chris and Elmo are excited to be his assistants. The first challenge is to prepare a bowl of P Stew, which is made up entirely of ingredients that begin with the letter P. Elmo, Chris, and Alan race around throwing P foods like pickles, peaches, and porridge into a pot. When time is up, Superchef samples their stew, which is horrible. Then he tries the Cast Iron Cooks' stew, which is delicious. But just before Superchef awards the first round to the Cast Iron Cooks', Chris finds a hat in the Cast Iron Cooks' stew, and because hat starts with the letter "h", the points go to Alan. The second challenge is to make an apple pie using exactly 8 apples. Elmo, Alan, and Chris race around looking for apples, and once they find them, Chris accidently adds pepper along with the sugar and cinnamon. The buzzer sounds, and again, Superchef tastes their creations. Alan's pie is horrible. The Cast Iron Cooks', of course, have a delicious pie? but a pair of eyeglasses has been baked into it. So round two goes to Alan! The final challenge is to make a Halfgarian Goulash, which is made up of ingredients cut precisely in half. The buzzer sounds, and the Superchef tastes Alan's goulash and finds it disgusting. The Cast Iron Cooks' goulash is spectacular, with the exception of a wristwatch, which was not cut in half. Alan and his assistants win again, which makes them the overall winners of the Cast Iron Cooks Competition! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    WordWorld [#101H] Runaway O/Happy Birthday, Dog! * Runaway O - When Sheep and Bear open Cat's box of Os, one rolls away, sending them on a madcap chase to catch it before Cat wakes up.
    * Happy Birthday, Dog! - It's Dog's birthday and all his friends are planning a surprise party. There's just one problem - they need a cake! Frog must get to the party safely without Dog finding out.
    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 [#320] Caillou Can Do It! * A Sweet and Sour Day - Caillou is helping Grandma water her flowers and fill the birdbath. When they get thirsty and need a break from gardening, Grandma finds there's no juice to be found in the fridge. No matter, Grandma shows Caillou how to make fruit juice from scratch, and it tastes so good that Mommy asks for seconds.
    * Caillou's Puppet Show - Caillou and his friends Jason and Jeffrey make finger puppets at playschool and decide to put on a puppet show for the rest of the class the next day. The next morning, however, Caillou is disappointed to find that he's caught the measles from Rosie and can't go to playschool. All is saved when the whole class comes to wish him well and the puppet show goes on as planned - through the living room window!
    * Caillou's Collection - In the park Caillou starts a new hobby - collecting rocks! He finds out that Grandpa has a rock collection too, and they go to the quarry where Caillou watches a worker break up big stones into smaller ones. Caillou gets to pick out a rock for Grandpa that ends up in Grandpa's new rock garden. Which gives Caillou an idea for the perfect spot to put his own rocks.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#130H] The Bug Club It's a special day at school, it's Bug Club Day! Sid and his friends use their magnifying glasses and discover ants, rolie polies, and caterpillars around the playground. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#508H] Go West, Young Monkey/Meet The New Neighbors * Go West, Young Monkey - The Doorman gets a special delivery - a Western Town to add to his amazing train set. He lets George, Steve, and Betsy assemble it, but they lose the final railroad pin that holds it all together! After helping them search, an exhausted Hundley dozes off and dreams that he's the deputy of an old West town where a stranger (George) loses the ceremonial pin that links the new railroad tracks. Can Deputy Hundley find the pin and save the day? < br />* Meet the New Neighbors - George ventures into the new neighborhood Vietnamese grocery store to buy carrots, cucumbers, and apples. He has a hard time finding the items on his list, so George buys the closest fruits and vegetables he can find: phat thu, mang cau ta, and kho qua. But the ingredients don't work in the Man with the Yellow Hat's recipes. Not wanting to take any more chances, George revisits the store, only this time he brings takeout and the storeowners back with him! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#138H] Hooray for Hair/Ice Is Nice * Hooray for Hair - Sally and Nick are getting their hair cut today; maybe they should try new hairstyles! A trip to meet three of Cat's friends (and some styling help from the Wig-o-lator) will help them decide! Should they have Yak hair? No, too hot! How about hair like a fur seal? Not quite, too short. A porcupine? No way! How will they ever get a hug from their moms with hair that spiky? They decide that the hair they have is what's perfect for them!
    * Ice is Nice - Nick and Sally want some nice cold lemonade, but there's no more ice cubes in Sally's fridge! A trip to Freeze-your-knees Snowland will fix that! They meet Cat's friend Polly the polar bear who introduces Sally and Nick to all the different kinds of ice that make up her home. After trying many types of ice, they find the kind that will be perfect for their lemonade!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#209] Clifford's Little Friend/Tricky Business * Clifford's Little Friend: After promising to play with little Lewis Sidarsky, Clifford gets into a game of ball with his older friends that Lewis is too small to play. When he realizes Lewis has disappeared, Clifford must find his friend, apologize and make amends. * Tricky Business: While babysitting for Emily Elizabeth, Evan mistakenly believes he has made Clifford really disappear with his new magic trick kit. Instead of telling Emily Elizabeth about it right away, he tries to keep her distracted while he frantically tries to find the littlepup. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#103] Birdy Makes Three/Home Is Where The Fun Is * And Birdy Makes Three - When Emily finds a baby bird, she decides to take care of it until it learns to fly. Clifford learns that even when she's busy with other things Emily never stops loving him.
    * Home Is Where the Fun Is - First, Emily feels jealous that Jetta gets to go and see the amazing Titanic Tower in the exciting big city. But she soon learns that there are some pretty amazing things right in her own backyard.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4225H] The A Team Abby, Elmo, and Telly are in the arbor when Big A comes in looking for members to join the A Team. The A Team helps people by solving problems using letter A words, such as "arrow" and "anchor." Abby, Elmo, and Telly join the team and proudly wear the letter A on their chests. Baby Bear is the first one who has a problem. He needs help getting his sister Curly Bear to take a nap. The A Team brings in an astronaut reciting the alphabet while doing aerobics to help her fall asleep. It works! Curly Bear falls fast asleep. Next, Gina tries to reach an envelope that blew up in the tree. The A Team brings in animals with apricot allergies that have apricots tied to their ankles. Their sneezes blow the envelope back down! Last, Oscar is aggravated and angry that some pigs are playing by his trash can. First, The A Team tries to distract them by bringing in Alan wearing an afro being chased by an alligator with an attitude, but that doesn't work. Big A wants to try a new plan and points out that the letter A can make different sounds. The A Team brings in an ape dressed as an angel singing about acorns. That plan doesn't work either. Alan suggests that they try asking the pigs to stop playing their game near Oscar's trash can. It works! Another problem solved using an "A" word. This calls for an "A" celebration! THEME: Literacy A / 9 duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1102] The Magic Words and Litterbot * The Magic Words: In her eagerness to play with her friends, Baby Bop forgets to say "please" and "thank you". Barney tells her that these two words can be magic--they are polite words to use and people feel good when they hear them. Baby Bop has a daydream where she just can't say the magic words no matter how hard she tries! After her daydream, she remembers to be polite and always use the magic words! Educational theme: Practicing good manners such as saying, "please" and "thank you." Music curriculum: Strolling musicians play a drum, flute, mandolin and tambourine.
    * Litterbot: Riff shares his dream of becoming an inventor with his friends. When Baby Bop's papers blow off the table and litter the park, Riff seizes the opportunity to show them his first invention. He invented something to pick up litter...the Litterbot! In the end, the robot malfunctions and creates even more trash. It's up to Barney and Baby Bop to teach Riff that they don't need a robot to clean up -they can clean up after themselves! Educational theme: Responsibility and environmental awareness.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#501H] Caillou Cares Caillou's Cricket: Caillou inadvertently brings a cricket in the house and decides it'll be fun to keep it as a pet. When the cricket gets loose and Caillou goes on a wild-cricket hunt, he's suddenly able to see things from the cricket's perspective...and decides to put the cricket back outside where it belongs. Educational Objective: Wild creatures belong in their natural habitat; empathy. Dog Dilemma: When Sarah gets a new dog, Caillou is actually a little jealous. All Sarah wants to do is play with her new pup! Caillou feels a little annoyed with the dog...until he dog-sits for an afternoon and realizes Sarah's dog is actually pretty great. He and Sarah talk about their feelings, and they decide it'd be fun for all of them to play together. Educational Objective: Jealousy; the importance of communication. The Spider Issue: After looking at a spider alien comic book with his older pal, Andre, Caillou feels afraid of real spiders. He's nervous around the house, until Daddy tells him some spider facts and shows him how cool spiders can really be...and Caillou has to agree; they ARE pretty cool! Educational Objective: Learning the difference between fact and fiction. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#116H] Be A Vegetable Taster!/Daniel Tries A New Food Be a Vegetable Taster! - Teacher Harriet introduces Daniel and his friends to the school's vegetable garden and convinces them to pick out some healthy veggies for their snack. They explore the garden, picking and trying different vegetables...with mixed results! Daniel Tries a New Food - Miss Elaina is having dinner with the Tiger family and she encourages Daniel to try some new food: Veggie Spaghetti and Banana Swirl. Daniel is convinced he won't like Veggie Spaghettit, even though he's never tried it before. Miss Elaina encourages him to be adventurous and try the new food. She does the same herself, and even though she doesn't like all of it, she's proud of herself for trying. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#609H] Out and About The engines were preparing for the Sodor Kite Gala. Thomas is very excited because he loves kites. Sir Topham Hatt's grandchildren are up on Gordon's Hill with their multi-colored kite. When the wind blows their kite away, Thomas promises to catch it for them. Charlie wants to help Thomas catch the runaway kite, but Thomas doesn't want any help. Thomas is sure he can catch it all by himself. Thomas soon realizes that catching runaway kites is really tricky and he can't do it all by himself. It is only with the help of his friends that Thomas finally catches the runaway kite. Thomas is excited because he has to deliver new white bee hives/houses to Farmer Trotter. Hiro warns Thomas to puff through the shady woodland so that the bees can rest. At a junction, Thomas decides the bees would find the track by the flowery field much prettier! Chaos! The bees swarm to the flowers and won't come back! Thomas leaves the hives and chuffs off to borrow Hiro's flatbed of flowers, to entice the bees back to him. It works except that Thomas is now covered by a swarm of bees!! Eventually, Thomas admits his mistake and takes the flower flatbed back to the hives. He then takes the shady track, the bees return to the hives and Farmer Trotter has his bees and bee hives! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#107H] Trees Company/Now You See Me * Trees Company - Sally and Nick are playing up in their treehouse when Nick's mom calls them for lunch. Nick wonders what it would be like to stay up in that tree all the time! The Cat in the Hat knows! Or at least he has friends that do. In Jimmer Jammer Jungle the kids learn how different animals spend their entire lives in trees. As neat as that is, there's one thing those trees don't have, and that's mom's home cooking!
    * Now You See Me - Nick and Sally are playing hide and go seek, but Sally keeps getting found! The Cat takes the kids to meet the best hider ever, his friend Gecko! Through a game of hide and go seek in the jungle, the kids learn how Gecko not only hides, but how he runs and climbs. Now Sally knows how to camouflage herself so she won't be so easily found!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#139] Stinky In the creature world, different smells mean different things. When a skunk visits the gang at Animal Junction, Zoboo, Martin and Chris discover the difference between a "come-here" smell and a "go away" smell. They also visit with a mink, a creature that scent-marks to let other creatures know that it has passed by. Chris decides to make a Chris scent so he can scent-mark Animal Junction. Jackie gives her friend's dog a bath in tomato juice to get rid of a gift from a skunk that didn't want to play with her. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#102H] Whale of a Squid Chris and Martin are taking Aviva's sub prototype out for a test drive when it gets sucked into a battle between a Sperm whale and Giant squid, spiraling down into the depths. The brothers want to follow, but their damaged sub can't take that kind of pressure. Aviva develops whale and squid Creature Power Suits, so the brothers can go where no sub has gone before. Science Concept: Pressure is force applied to an area. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#1401] The Wheel Deal/The Buster Report * The Wheel Deal - After an injury, Brain has to spend some time using a wheelchair. But now he can't compete in a basketball tournament for charity! Or, can he? He meets a new friend, Lydia Fox, who just happens to be a wheelchair basketball player...and shows him how it's done. (Lydia is the winning character of the "Arthur CVS All Kids Can" Contest!)
    * The Buster Report - The kids are assigned to write a report on someone they admire. To everyone's surprise, most especially Buster's, George picks....Buster! Will George focus on Buster's joke telling, the sandwich named after Buster, or Buster's famous food collection? Or...will George sing the praises of some of Buster's other traits that often go overlooked?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#302H] Skits and Mr. Scruffles/Brave Truman * Martha's Millions - When Carolina reads about a dog inheriting millions, she's appalled. What could a dog do with all that money? Martha discovers that it isn't who spends it, but how you spend it, that matters most. Vocabulary: (E) inherit(s)(ed)(ing)(ance), wealthy, greedy, generous, fortune (I) will, buy, spend, stingy, give(ing). < br />* Carolina's Gifted - Everyone is excited for Carolina's birthday, everyone, that is, except Carolina. She still hasn't used her gift certificate from last year's birthday, and it is going to expire... tonight! She and Helen rush to the store to pick out the perfect gift. What will it be? Vocabulary: (E) gift certificate, expire, purchase, splurge, redeem, squirrel away (I) save, cash, pay/paid, pick. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    The Electric Company [#308H] Revenge of the Zeros Upset about their score of zero points in the banana sculpture contest, Danny and Annie decide to ruin Paul the Gorilla's banana festival party that is being held at The Electric Diner. The Electric Company catches on, and does everything they can to stop the pranksters and save the party and preserve Paul's sanity. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#102H] Whale of a Squid Chris and Martin are taking Aviva's sub prototype out for a test drive when it gets sucked into a battle between a Sperm whale and Giant squid, spiraling down into the depths. The brothers want to follow, but their damaged sub can't take that kind of pressure. Aviva develops whale and squid Creature Power Suits, so the brothers can go where no sub has gone before. Science Concept: Pressure is force applied to an area. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32206] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the Federal Reserve shocks the market by not cutting back on stimulus. Stocks soar to record highs, yields plunge and NBR will tell you what it means for the economy, bonds and your equity investments. NBR is joined tonight by Former Federal Reserve Governor Randy Kroszner and Pimco Founder Bill Gross. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    This is Us [#208H] Latino Heritage * Dr. Ruben Mendoza, archaeologist - visit the Mission at San Juan Baustista and take a look behind the scenes of one of California's best kept treasures. Archaeologist Dr. Ruben Mendoza gives us a special tour of the "Mission of Music" that includes the River of Life and just a touch of Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Illumination.
    * Luis Valdez, playwright/film director - The famed writer currently lives in San Juan Batista and has been assisting the local high school Theatre Arts programs. Luis Valdez was the founder of El Teatro Campesino in California and is thought to be the father of Mexican American Theater. Valdez was born in San Francisco and attended San Jose State where his play "The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa" was staged in 1964. In 1978 his play, Zoot Suit, an account of racism in 1940s Los Angeles, was the first Hispanic American play to reach Broadway. He followed the landmark show with the popular 1987 film La Bamba, which launched the screen career of Lou Diamond Phillips.
    * Greg Smesstad, 8th generation Californian - Greg Smesstad is a descendent of the Bernal family, one of 30 families who came from Mexico with Spanish Captain Juan Bautista de Anza in 1775. Smesstad has written the book on the de Anza Trail, a National Parks Historic Trail, for the Park Service. In it he documents the history of the first 30 families in California. The Bernal family helped to found San Jose.
    duration 27:13   STEREO
  • 7:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#1002H] Embracing Change After settling into life on the Road (which includes dumping septic tanks and sleeping 3 feet away from each other), the team heads towards Hollywood. There, they meet Dr. Valerie Weiss, a film director who went through the trouble of getting a Ph.D in Biophysics so she could determine whether she really wanted to pursue science or filmmaking. Valerie's decision to set aside her Ph.D shows the Roadtrippers that it's never too late to alter your course. Later, the team heads to Facebook headquarters to meet with Delfina Eberly, the Director of Data Operations, who, as a confident Hispanic woman overseeing a mostly-male staff, inspires Jackie. Later, the team takes a zip-line adventure through Redwoods guided by Suzy Clark, the Director of the Mount Hermon Outdoor Science School. Suzy recounts the many jobs she's had, and allays the team's quarter-life anxiety by telling them that they don't need to know exactly where they're going in life. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Great Romances of the 20th Century [#103] Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Like Desi, all of America loved Lucy, the RKO contract player who eventually gained the TV clout to buy the studio where she had started her movie career. duration 26:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:30 pm
    As Time Goes By [#132] Judy has a new romantic interest. From Sandy's evasive comments, there is clearly a problem. Jean's efforts on her daughter's behalf only lead to further complications. duration 29:15   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Keeping Up Appearances [#109] Candlelight Supper Hyacinth plans to hold one of her celebrated candlelight suppers in order to impress Emmet, head of the local amateur operatic society, with her vocal talents. duration 29:28  
  • 9:30 pm
    Last of the Summer Wine [#2907] The Crowcroft Challenge duration 28:42   TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Cafe, The [#103H] Out with the Cold Carol is in good spirits as she proudly presents her new menu, but are the regulars ready for the change? It's also the night of the pub quiz. duration 23:19   STEREO
  • 10:30 pm
    Vicar of Dibley [#103] Community Spirit Geraldine takes on the organization of annual Autumn Fair and promises to have a featured guest more celebrated than last year's event. Alice, the Verger, tells Geraldine that her cousin is Reg Dwight. And everyone knows that is Elton John's real name. duration 29:08  
  • 11:00 pm
    Revolutionaries [#213H] Game Changer Mark Cerny & Ea's Rich Hilleman Meet Mark Cerny, one of the most influential game designers in history. He joined Atari at the age of 17, and, in a career spanning over 30 years, has created some of the industry's most iconic games. He received the International Game Developers Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame. Electronic Arts' Rich Hilleman moderates. duration 53:14   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2993] Tavis talks with Laura Dern, a 2013 Emmy nominee for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. The award-winning actress opens up about her character in the HBO series, Enlightened, which she also co-created. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1111H] You Should Be Paranoid OUT OF ERASERS - Sweden / Denmark
    A woman becomes the victim of a strange "scribble" infection whose only cure is to physically erase the virus. Hysteria results when the town's eraser factory goes up in flames. After struggling to keep safe from the virus's reach, she must deal with the possibility that things will never be the same. A creative and arresting live action/animation blend which updates classic cold war paranoia with contemporary obsessions with viral attacks. Written, edited and directed by Eric Rosenlund.
    88:88 - USA
    Val has lost control of her life and has cut herself off from family and friends. She feels they are all in denial about the events happening in the world today. Despite her pleas, her warnings have fallen on deaf ears. Realizing she must take a stand, she has only one remaining option - fight back. What starts as the ramblings of a crazy woman turns in to an intense and suspenseful validation of her fears. Directed by Joey Ciccoline. Principal cast: Rachel Kahne.
    duration 27:46   STEREO TVPGV
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      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED (and 3 other local Bay Area stations) will be doing full-load testing on new equipment at Sutro Tower early Tues 4/22 between 1am & 5am. If all goes as planned the KQED transmitter will go off twice during the early part of this period for between 15 and 30 seconds each […]

    • KQED DT9 planned, very short outages, Tues 4/15 (& possibly Wed 4/16)

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED DT9′s Over the Air (OTA) signal from Sutro Tower will experience a few extremely brief outages on Tuesday 4/15 between 10am and 5pm (and possibly on Wed 4/16 if the work cannot be completed in 1 day). Each outage should be measurable in seconds (not minutes). This work will not affect […]

    • KQET DT25 Planned Outage: early Tues 4/15 (btwn 5am-6am)

      (DT 25.1, 25.2, 25.3) At some point between 5am and 6am early Tuesday 4/15, KQET’s signal from the transmitter on Fremont Peak northeast of Monterey will shut down for a short period of time to allow AT&T to do work on our fiber interface. The outage should be relatively short, but its precise start time […]

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KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9

KQED 9
Comcast 9 and 709
Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

All widescreen and HD programs

KQED Plus

Channel 54
Comcast 10 and 710
Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life
Comcast 189
Digital 54.3

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World
Comcast 190
Digital 9.3

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me
Comcast 191 & 621
Digital 54.5 or 25.3

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids
Comcast 192
Digital 54.4

Quality children's programming parents love too