TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
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KQED Plus: Tuesday, December 3, 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 amTavis Smiley [#3046] Kicking off a week of conversations with some extraordinary musical talents, Tavis talks with jazz trumpeter-composer Chris Botti and with Stax Records' legend Booker T.
Botti, the top-selling jazz instrumentalist, talks about his Grammy-winning CD, "Impressions," and his collaborations over the years. Booker T., the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, recounts stories from his longtime music career and performs a track from his latest CD, "Sound the Alarm." duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
12:30 amThis is Us [#508H] Fun and Games * This week we are in Freedom, California at KPIG Radio. KPIG is one of the most innovative stations around. It features live DJ's playing a unique blend of music that has made them one of the top stations in the region. And they do it all from one of the smallest spaces imaginable- a former motel room. They call it, "pure pork goodness!"
* Along with the keepers of the Pig Sty, you'll meet one of the most talented singers ever to emerge from the Bay Area, the man who launched an industry when he invented one of the first video games - Pong, and an unusual architect who has spent 3 decades recreating the City of San Francisco - in toothpicks. duration 29:30 STEREO
1:00 amDoc Martin: Revealed This special features behind-the-scenes footage from the newest Doc Martin series (Season 6) shot on location in Port Isaac, Cornwall, England. Viewers get inside access to the actors and crew as they film sequences on the balcony at Large's Restaurant and in the nearby pub that doubles for the Crab & Lobster. duration 1:28:10 STEREO TVPG
2:30 amReturn to Downton Abbey A look back at Downton Abbey with the cast and crew, including a look at the most recent season, #4. duration 1:28:50 STEREO TVG
4:00 amClassical Rewind (My Music) From the romantic mood of Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' to the dramatic emotions of Orff's 'O Fortuna', this program visits the greatest compositions and composers of all time. The program weaves the stories of their works with visual interpretations of the music set to iconic images of nature, fantasy, historical locations, architecture and art. Interviews with contemporary performers in both the classical and popular arenas offer shared musical memories and personal favorites.
The program is designed to reach both long-time music lovers as well as those beginning the journey of exploring the masterworks. For many, this is the music they grew up enjoying and appreciating. For others, the melodies are recognizable from movies, television, commercials and even Fourth of July celebrations. This special explores the origins of the music, stories and anecdotes about the composers and their works, and how so many of the classics have become part of our common culture. duration 1:29:07 STEREO TVG
5:30 amRoadtrip Nation [#710H] The finale of Season 7 finds the team seeing the sights of New York City before interviewing singer-songwriter Zee Avi, as she relates her road from YouTube posting to successful recording artist. Their final interview is with Nathan Vincent, crochet artist. The team reflects on the places that they visit. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG
6:00 amZoboomafoo [#127] Fast & Slow When a cheetah visits Animal Junction, Chris, Martin and Zoboo try to join the cheetah coalition. Jackie's planting a garden of flowers for the hummingbirds that live around her house. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amThomas & Friends [#809H] Special Times Surprise Surprise - It's the Winter Holidays on Sodor and Thomas is excited because that means it is party time! However Thomas' friends need help. Percy has a cracked coupling rod, Edward's pistons are popping and Stanley has a faulty firebox. Thomas brings them all to the Steam Works to be fixed. Victor is so busy that he won't be able to fix all the engines in time for the party, so Thomas decides to bring the party to the Steam Works but doesn't tell Victor. Thomas asks Rocky to deliver the Christmas tree but Rocky drops it in front of Kevin and causes chaos. Thomas realizes he should have told Victor about the party. Thomas tells Victor about the party and soon all the engines help to get ready. The star is fixed on the tree and the engines have a great party. Tree Trouble - It's the winter holidays and Dowager Hatt, declares a competition to see who can find the tallest and grandest Christmas tree on Sodor. It's the Diesels versus the Steamies as Thomas leads the chase to find the best tree. Thomas and the Diesels race to Misty Island and ask the Logging Locos where they can find the best tree. When they found the perfect trees and began the racing fast back to Sodor, the trees fall off their flatbeds. and are destroyed. The engines go back to the Diesel Works without their trees and Thomas tells Dowager Hatt the news. Thomas decides to go back to Misty Island, chooses a perfect tree and gives it to the Diesels for their Diesel Works. The tree is decorated and looks perfect. Everyone hoots and toots with joy! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:00 amSesame Street [#4268H] Elmo and the Monarch Butterfly Elmo and Telly are reading the book Fascinating Facts About Insects. First they see two ants, and after looking at them through their magnifying glass, they learn that ants never sleep. Next they see two ladybugs and learn that ladybugs smell with their feet. When a butterfly flutters in, they wonder where his friends are and worry that he is lonely. Elmo decides to pretend to be a butterfly so he will have a friend, but the butterfly won't come over to Elmo. Telly checks the book and learns that butterflies go through a metamorphosis, or a big change, which is made up of 4 stages-starting as an egg and changing into a caterpillar then a chrysalis and finally a butterfly. Maybe if Elmo pretends to go through the four stages, the butterfly will think Elmo is a butterfly and be his friend. It works and the butterfly flutters over and lands on Elmo. They head over to Hooper's for a snack, and after checking their book, they learn that butterflies actually drink nectar from flowers or juice from fruit. Chris prepares them a snack of sliced oranges and they watch the butterfly drink with his proboscis, which is a curly little thing that unrolls and becomes like a straw that he drinks through. As Elmo begins drawing a picture of his new friend, Chris explains that he is a Monach butterfly. All of a sudden lots more Monarch butterflies flutter in and Telly checks the book and explains that Monarch butterflies migrate, or move, when the seasons change. The weather is just too cold on Sesame Street in the winter. Elmo is sad that his friend is leaving, but he will always have his picture to remember him by. duration 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:00 amClifford's Puppy Days [#110] Clifford's Winter Spirit/Flo-Motion * Clifford's Winter Spirit - Norville is feeling sad and lonely when it seems as though he is the only one without a tradition for celebrating the first snowfall of the year. It's up to Clifford and his friends to find a way to help Norville feel included.
* Flo-Motion - Flo, a super-athlete, tells her friends she'd rather play alone when she discovers she is not very good at a new Bean Bag game. Will Flo be able to put her competitiveness aside?