TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
KQED Plus: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Comcast 10 • Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2
Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.
12:00 amTavis Smiley [#3040] Tavis talks with one of the most respected talents in the music business today, musician, singer, songwriter Dave Stewart. The Grammy-winning musician, producer and multimedia entrepreneur performs a track from his latest CD, "Lucky Numbers". duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
12:30 amKQED NEWSROOM [#106H] California Health Exchange Director Maps Out Future Plans and Policing Caught on Camera
California Health Exchange Director Maps Out Future Plans
Scott Shafer hears from Covered California's Executive Director Peter Lee about how the state's health exchange is faring. On Thursday, its board voted not to extend canceled insurance policies that don't comply with the new federal law. Covered California also released some of the first numbers showing which people are signing up and from what regions in the state.
Further Reporting: Californians With Canceled Policies Cannot Renew, Says Covered California Board
Policing Caught on Camera
Recent violent clashes between police and suspects captured on camera by onlookers are raising questions about the role of video on policing. Some departments are outfitting police with their own cameras for documentation. An incident in San Francisco involving the arrest of a bicyclist on the sidewalk outside the Valencia Gardens Apartments sparked community outrage.
LaDoris Cordell, Independent Police Auditor, City of San Jose
C.W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle columnist
Further Reporting: Policing in the Age of YouTube: S.F. Police to Join Ranks of Camera-Toting Cops
An organic farmer struggles to wring a harvest from the sullen earth and contemplates suicide when he fails. A young woman learns to bake coconut cake the way her grandmother did. What we eat, where it comes from, and what it says about us are themes that the Berkeley Repertory Theatre is tackling in an ambitious series of performances commissioned from writers around the country. This report takes us behind the scenes with San Francisco-based playwrights Octavio Solis and Lauren Gunderson as they research and write their short dramas. Watch the segment here (YouTube). duration 27:46 STEREO
1:00 amNew Tricks [#802Z] End of the Line UCOS reinvestigates the murder of an unnamed vagrant on a tube train duration 52:11 STEREO
2:00 amFather Brown [#108H] The Face of Death After a murder at a charity treasure hunt, general suspicion falls upon a bereaved man. duration 47:55 STEREO TVRE
2:50 amDeath In Paradise [#108H] Dwayne ends up embroiled in a murder investigation, and Richard faces a race against time. duration 52:04 STEREO
3:44 amSherlock Holmes [#408] The Last Vampyre - Part Two Holmes and Watson, investigating a village in a state of unrest about a vampire in their midst, come face to face with the suspect, John Stockton. Stockton's unusual influence over a young man complicates the mystery. Matters get more complicated before Holmes gets to the truth. duration 54:33 STEREO TVG
5:00 amMoyers & Company [#246H] Zombie Politics and Casino Capitalism In his book Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism, author and scholar Henry Giroux connects the dots, threading together ideas and experiences to prove his theory that our current system is informed by a "machinery of social and civil death" that chills "any vestige of a robust democracy." This week on Moyers &Company (check local listings), Giroux explains that such a machine turns people into zombies - "people who are basically so caught up with surviving that they become like the walking dead - they lose their sense of agency, they lose their homes, they lose their jobs." What's more, Giroux points out, the system that creates this vacuum has little to do with expanding the meaning and the substance of democracy itself. Under "casino capitalism," the goal is to get a quick return, taking advantage of a kind of logic in which the only thing that drives us is to put as much money as we can into a slot machine and hope we walk out with our wallets overflowing. A cultural and social critic of tireless energy and vast interests, Giroux holds the Global TV Network Chair in the English and Cultural Studies Department at McMaster University and is a distinguished visiting professor at Reyerson University, both schools in Canada. Described by Moyers as "torch bearer in the art and science of teaching," he has been an important contributor in a variety of academic fields, including cultural, youth and media studies. Also on the broadcast, Bill Moyers remembers a 2003 interview with Nobel-prize winning novelist Doris Lessing who passed away this week in London at the age of 94. And a look at "Birth of the Living Dead", a mesmerizing new documentary that examines the singular time in which the classic film "Night of the Living Dead" was shot - when civil unrest and violence gave the nation nightmares, and zombies were a metaphor for an American public troubled and distressed. duration 56:46 STEREO TVRE
6:00 amEchoes of Creation Immerse yourself into a remarkable program that goes beyond the discussion 'about' the natural world and into an experience with it. Specifically designed for repeated play, it takes you on a profound journey through the pristine wilderness of Alaska, ancient sequoias of California and the lush beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Experience nature like never before as Emmy Award-winning director Jan Nickman takes you on a one-of-a-kind field trip to the very soul of our planet. Feel the timelessness with music by Grammy-nominated composer David Arkenstone and poetic spoken word by Karen Hutton. duration 56:49 STEREO TVG
7:00 amUnder The Streetlamp Rock 'n' Roll is here to stay as recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-Winning smash hit The Jersey Boys (the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons) deliver the sounds of the sixties in an electrifying evening of unforgettable hits. duration 1:26:48 STEREO TVG
8:30 amAgeless Skin: Secrets from Dr. Denese The founder of the Manhattan Anti-Aging Clinic shares her comprehensive 8-week plan for repairing and rejuvenating aging skin. Dr. Denese puts viewers on the path to dewy, radiant, more youthful skin with her 8-step process for improving skin's appearance and texture. The program also separates skin care myths from the facts and reveals secrets of the cosmetic industry, including the reasons why so many products are ineffective. Dr. Denese's credentials include a Ph.D. in neuroscience, post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard and an M.D. from Cornell Medical College. duration 1:27:52 STEREO TVG
10:00 amRick Steves' European Christmas After producing a hundred of his travel shows, Rick Steves and his crew finally celebrated Christmas in Europe. Rick and his gang brought home a vivid and intimate look at how seven diverse cultures celebrate Christmas. From England to Norway, Burgundy to Bavaria, and Rome to the top of the Swiss Alps, this special gets you down on the carpet with wide-eyed children, up in the loft with the finest choirs, and into the kitchen with grandma and all her secrets. You'll experience traditional European Christmas like never before: from flaming puddings and minced pies in jolly old England to angelic girls' choirs sporting flickering crowns of candles in Olso. From grandpa reading the Bible high in Switzerland to the pope in a jam-packed St. Peter's basilica for midnight Mass. Above all, you'll be treated to traditional European holiday music -- unfamiliar to most American ears -- performed by families and choirs in their homes, chapels and cathedrals. duration 1:56:08 STEREO
12:00 pmJoseph Campbell & The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers [#101B] Part 1 The Hero's Adventure
This program explores what heroes of all cultures have in common and how everyone must undertake a similar hero journey of his/her own in order to find fulfillment.
The Message of the Myth
This program examines the creation story in "Genesis" and compares it to other creation stories from around the world. Campbell explains why the snake was blamed for the fall, how computers are related to mythology, and why myths are clues to the spiritualpotentialities of human life.
The First Storytellers
This program examines the myths of early hunting societies, the roleof ritual in the transition from child to adult, and what happens whe n a society no longer embraces a powerful mythology. duration 3:54:31 STEREO
4:00 pmEd Sullivan's Top Performers 1966-1969 (My Music) Live from New York, it's Ed Sullivan's top rock performers from the mid to late 1960s together in this special presentation. It features an amazing line-up of original 60s performers singing their biggest hits from 1966 - 1969. Hosted by Ed Sullivan and Jay Thomas. duration 1:58:15 STEREO TVPG
6:00 pmHappy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows This program features classic clips from Andy Williams' Christmas specials. Filling homes with seasonal cheer, the specials became a cherished holiday family tradition. The digitally re-mastered production numbers are complete with magnificent sets and costumes and a cast of singers, dancers and skaters. Quintessential moments include Williams' solos on "Silent Night" and "Ave Maria," as well as performances with his brothers on "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and with the Osmonds on "Silver Bells." Interviews with Williams, his son Bobby and Donny Osmond are interwoven with the show clips. duration 1:28:52 TVG
7:30 pmBig Band Vocalists This special looks back at the greatest "crooners" and "canaries" of the 1940s, featuring the greatest vocalists of the period when they started their careers performing with orchestras and dance bands, with the most popular singers ultimately becoming stars on their own. Among the legendary artists and timeless hits included in the rare, vintage footage are Louis Armstrong, Perry Como, Doris Day, Helen Forest with the Harry James Orchestra, Peggy Lee with The Benny Goodman Orchestra, Johnny Mercer & Margaret Whiting, Jo Stafford & The Pied Pipers with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and many more favorites from the World War II era. Hosted by Nick Clooney & Peter Marshall. duration 1:57:53 STEREO TVG
9:30 pmEd Slott's Retirement Rescue for 2013! Congress has spoken and Ed Slott is here to help you understand what it means to you, your family and your retirement savings. This program is fully-updated, and a powerful call-to-action for American consumers concerned about their retirement. Ed Slott defines the monumental fiscal problems facing Americans and provides a step-by-step solution to creating a plan of action. Ed builds on the success of his earlier programs with all new information but continues with the "Slott formula" of using humor, personal stories and detailed facts from the tax code to make his points. duration 1:59:54 STEREO TVG
11:30 pmSilicon Valley Goes to Space Discover how the big, bold ideas of Silicon Valley are helping launch a new era of private space exploration in this KQED Science television special. From space tourism to mining the moon to companies building rocket ships to ferry NASA astronauts into space, a new wave of commercialization is shaking up the $300 billion global space industry. But are there new risks when space is no longer the exclusive domain of big governments? duration 26:23 STEREO TVG
12:00 amHappy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows This program features classic clips from Andy Williams' Christmas specials. Filling homes with seasonal cheer, the specials became a cherished holiday family tradition. The digitally re-mastered production numbers are complete with magnificent sets and costumes and a cast of singers, dancers and skaters. Quintessential moments include Williams' solos on "Silent Night" and "Ave Maria," as well as performances with his brothers on "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and with the Osmonds on "Silver Bells." Interviews with Williams, his son Bobby and Donny Osmond are interwoven with the show clips. duration 1:28:52 TVG