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KQED Plus: Thursday, December 19, 2013

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Thursday, December 19, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3058Z] Tavis talks with NBA legend Julius "Dr. J" Erving. The Hall of Famer and one of basketball's living legends shares stories from his first-ever book, his autobiography Dr. J. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1110H] Gone But Not Forgotten PASSING HEARTS - Sweden
    A young boy goes on a secret quest for answers after receiving a mysterious letter. This very moving tale reveals the unexpected ties that bind people who have never met. This award winning film is inspired by an article that writer/director Johan Brisinger read in a newspaper. Principal cast: Max Enderfors, Kicki Bramberg, Angela Kovacs and Jan Mybrand.
    WANT TO SEE SOMETHING - Sweden
    Nancy wakes up one night by a sound coming from the outside. She tries to wake her husband, but to no avail. She decides to go out and see what it is. She sees her next door neighbor behaving strangely in his yard. They were once close friends, but slowly drifted away. Tonight is the night that things will change. Adapted from a short story by Raymond Carver. Directed by Tomas Jonsgarden. Principal cast: Rebecca Lowman, Phillip Brock, Tobias Aspelin and Ebba Hellberg.
    duration 26:35   STEREO TVPGV
  • 1:00 am
    Il Volo Buon Natale The young Italian trio is celebrating the holidays with their brand new special, performed before an enthusiastic audience and adoring fans amidst a backdrop of Santa hats, decorated Christmas trees, and beautifully wrapped presents. Performing with the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Il Volo takes on standards like "O Holy Night," "Ave Maria, " "Silent Night," "Panis Angelicus," and "Blue Christmas." And their impish charm is on full display for upbeat renditions of "Let It Snow, " "Jingle Bell Rock," and "Feliz Navidad." duration 1:26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas Internationally renowned for alluring stage productions and songs of heartwarming inspiration, this program reveals Celtic Woman's newest chapter of musical enchantment. It stars vocalists Lisa Lambe, Susan McFadden, Meav Ni Mhaolchatha and Celtic violinist Mairead Nesbitt, performing timeless holiday favorites ("Silent Night," I'll Be Home For Christmas," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," "Joy To The World") with their signature Celtic twist under the distinct musical direction of Emmy-nominated music producer David Downes. Filmed at Dublin's Helix Theatre, it is both a visual and aural feast. Complimented by Ireland's finest musicians, comprised of a 36-piece orchestra and the 40-member Philharmonic Choir, this production is a moving and festive celebration of the music cherished for generations.
    Since Celtic Woman's 2005 American debut on public television, the unique all-female ensemble has emerged as a spectacular commercial success and a genuine cultural phenomenon. The ensemble's evocative, uplifting music has crossed over national and cultural borders to touch the hearts of a devoted fan base that spans the globe. Celebrate the joys of the holiday season with Celtic Woman by sharing a new tradition with your family and friends.
    duration 1:26:44   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind (My Music) Folk legend John Sebastian reflects and remembers the very best of The Folk Years in an all new show which remembers archival folk (traditional, pop and folk rock) era classics from the vault which culminates into a crescendo of excitement with a new live reunion of folk singers including Barry McGuire, Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Chad & Jeremy, Jesse Colin Young of The Youngblodds and more. duration 1:58:43   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    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)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#909H] Let It Snow duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4412H] Gotcha! A hidden camera show pops up on Sesame Street to try and catch bad manners in action. Educational Objectives:Self-Regulation duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#122] Grooming Gloom/The Letter * Grooming Gloom" - Jorge is excited to learn that Nina will be taking him to the Grooming Shop - until he gets some misinformation about what a grooming shop is. At first his friends try to help him find a way to get out of the experience. But Daffodil helps him realize that he should trust Nina to do what is best for him.
    * The Letter - Evan and Emily Elizabeth offer to mail a letter for Mr. Solomon on their way to buy tickets to a concert by their favorite band, the Zippers. But the kids' plans are disrupted by their own generosity and helpful nature. When they finally arrive at the park where the concert is taking place, the tickets have been sold out. But the other members of the community are so grateful to the kids for all of their help that day that they all pitch in and make sure that Evan and Emily Elizabeth attend the concert.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#119] Fluffed Up Cleo/Team Spirit * Fluffed Up Cleo - When Cleo wins the esteemed honor of Fluffiest Dog of Birdwell Island, it's all she can talk about! Clifford and T-Bone bear with the new star, but it takes a lot of patience. When Cleo gets a dose of her own medicine from Mac, she learns that bragging all of the time can be boring - it's okay to be proud of an accomplishment, but be careful to be respectful of others.
    * Team Spirit - After Jetta tells Vaz that his poor soccer skills are holding back their team, Vaz tries to sit out the rest of the game. In the end, both Jetta and Vaz learn that being part of a team is more important than winning games.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#124H] The Tree House Sid wonders how he can lift his heavy box of toys way up to his treehouse. After investigating at school, Sid discovers that a pulley is the perfect simple machine to help lift heavy things up to high places, like a tree house! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    WordWorld [#107H] Dog's Camping Adventure/V Is for Vacation * Dog's Camping Adventure: Pig and Frog take Dog on his first camping trip. When they lose one of the letters to their Tent, it's Dog who overcomes his fear and finds it in the dark forest...along with a monster!
    * V is for Vacation: The weather is turning colder, and Duck is ready for his yearly vacation (migration). He's not sure, however, how to go. When Bird tells him he just needs to "find the 'V, '" Duck is off and running on what seems, at first, like a wild goose chase.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#209] Monkey Stagehand/Magic Garden * Monkey Stagehand: Bill needs some help behind the scenes of the town talent show and George happily volunteers. So Bill shows George the ropes, literally, and the two friends practice working the pulleys that control the curtains and scenery, and the levers for the stage trapdoors. After a few mishaps in rehearsal George takes extra care and practice in preparing for the show, and on the big night everything goes smoothly - until Bill falls through a trap door and ends up beneath the stage, leaving George alone! But knowing that the show must go on, George gathers up his courage, ingenuity - and all his hands and feet! - to prove that he's an outstanding stagehand after all.
    * Magic Garden: Chef Pisghetti is running low on fresh vegetables and George tries to help by weeding the Chef's rooftop garden. George doesn't know greenery, however, and ends up pulling out all of the vegetables right along with the weeds! Now the Chef must replant everything and wait for the vegetables to grow. But George doesn't want Chef Pisghetti to have to close the restaurant, so he replaces the seeds with vegetables from his refrigerator at home. Will the Chef discover that what made his garden grow overnight wasn't in fact magic fertilizer - but a hairy elf?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#104H] A Plan for Sand/Whale Music * A Plan for Sand - Nick and Sally are playing in their sandbox, but there's not enough room for them to build their castles. The Cat arrives to take them to the biggest sandbox they'll ever see! In the desert, they meet Carmela the Camel who teaches them about how camels are adapted to live in the dry, sandy climate.
    * Whale Music - Nick and Sally have made a song to sing to their moms, but they can't get the ending quite right. The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet the best singing teacher in the world, Humphrey the Humpback Whale! While bobbing in the ocean, Humphrey teaches the kids that whales communicate by singing, and that it's not how you sing that matters, but what you're saying in the song. The kids return home to delight their mothers with their song!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Super Why! [#102] Hansel and Gretel Red has taken Peter Piper's peppers without asking, and now he's mad! What happens when the Super Readers try to help Hansel and Gretel get out of a similar sticky (sweet) situation? Only the unexpected! After overcoming a few storybook obstacles, we finally find out the witch's side of the story, and Red learns to be more considerate. Educational Objectives: To learn the importance of manners, discover the alphabet, and identify the letters F, R and T. In addition, young viewers will practice the magic of spelling, and use opposite words to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#101H] Valley of the Stygimolochs/Tiny Loves Fish * Valley of the Stygimolochs - Buddy wonders if he'll grow horns when he gets older, so Mrs. Pteranodon takes him to visit some dinosaurs called Stygimoloch, who have really impressive horns.
    * Tiny Loves Fish - After Mr. Pteranodon teaches the kids his fishing method, Buddy and Tiny work together as a team to catch fish in the Big Pond.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4416H] Baby Bear's New Sitter Baby Bear is worried about having a new babysitter, but realizes that different things can be fun, too. Educational Objectives: Emotional Development duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1008] Counting and Letters * Counting: BJ and Riff find a pirate map, but in order to find the treasure, they have to be able to count. Since Baby Bop hasn't learned to count yet, Barney offers to help teach her so she is not left behind. In the end, Baby Bop learns to count and realizes that feeling good about herself is the greatest treasure in the world!
    * Letters: It's time for a music concert in the park. As Riff works on his "one-man band", the others make posters for the show. Everyone enjoys Riff's calypso rendition of a favorite song, and they all enjoy helping each other!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#503H] Caillou Gets Active What's Ringette?: Caillou and Leo want to play hockey and are disappointed when they arrive at the rink to find Sarah and Clementine playing "ringette". Caillou has never heard of ringette before, and he doesn't want to play the game...until he learns that Mommy used to play! She teaches him a few moves, and when Caillou and Leo realize it's a lot like hockey, they're eager to join the girls' next game. Educational Objective: Keeping an open mind about trying something new. Rainy Day at the Beach: Caillou and his family are supposed to be enjoying a nice day at the beach, but it's cloudy and rainy. Mommy and Daddy think of going home, until Caillou and Rosie show them they can have fun no matter where they are - even a wet and soggy beach! Educational Objective: Making the best out of a bad situation. Caillou Climbs: Mommy takes Caillou and Clementine to an indoor rock climbing wall, but Caillou doesn't want to give it a try. It's much too intimidating! Caillou overcomes his fear by literally taking things one step at a time. Educational Objective: The importance of overcoming fear in order to try something new. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#710H] Winter Delights Merry Misty Island - It's the Winter Holidays on the Island of Sodor. Dash, Bash and Ferdinand decide to throw a party. This is their first party and they're not really sure what to do and they won't ask Thomas to help them. Soon the Logging Locos have caused chaos on Misty Island with party decorations scattered all over the place. They need help fast before their party is ruined. Thomas turns up just in time and the Winter Holiday Party is a big success. Merry Winter Wish - It's the Winter Holidays and Thomas is given the special job of delivering the Star of Knapford to Knapford Station. Instead of going directly to Knapford, Thomas decides to give all of his friends a wish upon the star. The friends wish upon the star but soon there is an accident and the star falls off the back of Thomas' flatbed. With the help of his friends Thomas gets the star to Knapford just in time. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Bob the Builder [#702H] Fun at Work * Scoop the Artist - Today's job is to build a new wing on the museum, before the grand exhibition opening. At the museum, Scoop decides he wants to be a great artist too! Scoop asks David, the artist, to teach him how to paint! At the museum, Bob wonders where Scoop is - they really need his help to get finished before the grand opening! As it was getting dark, Scoop rushes to the Supplier's Yard only to find it shut! He wanted to be an artist as well as a digger, but he didn't actually paint anything! Back at the museum, Bob asks Scoop to dig some flowerbeds. Scoop works extra fast, to make up for being out so long! When they are done, Scoop and David survey the work.... Scoop has dug the flowerbed out - in the shape of a beautiful flower! Now David doesn't need to paint his picture -Scoop is pleased - he's a digger, and an artist!
    * Roley's Rovers - There is much excitement at the Yard. The machines find an old soccer ball and toss it around. Roley gets interested in the idea of a mascot, just as Bob arrives with Mr Bentley. He announces that the team are going to be fixing up the old Fixham Rovers soccerball field in time for the school's first game that afternoon! Mr Bentley points out that the Fixham Rovers club green exactly matches Roley's color - making him perfect for being the team mascot! Bob shows Roley the plans. But Roley is too wrapped up in his new world of chants to take them in and absent-mindedly agrees to be in charge of the job! Roley has to save the day. He uses his talent for inspirational chants to encourage the team to work faster than ever before - and re-build the field to be the new home of Fixham Rovers.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#105H] Flower Power/Snowman's Land * Flower Power - Sally's mom has a cold, so Sally wants to pick her some colorful flowers to make her feel better. The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally to the forest of Flora-Fah-Zoom where they meet three different creatures that all depend on flowers to live. Sally decides to make her mother a picture of their adventure in Flora-Fah-Zoom instead of picking a flower that animals need in order to survive.
    * Snowman's Land - Sally and Nick have just finished making a statue of the Cat in the Hat out of snow, but he's starting to melt! Good thing Cat knows where to take the melting snowcat: to the cold and snowy north! In the arctic, the kids skate on a frozen lake, make snow sculptures, and learn that water can freeze and melt when it's cold or warm outside. Because it's getting warmer back home, they leave their snowcat sculpture there so they can come back and visit him!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#140] Bzzz Animal Junction goes buggy, and Zoboo, Chris and Martin start to think that these tiny critters are nature's little superstars. Insects and spiders are amazing athletes: quick-leaping grasshoppers, far-flying butterflies, super-strong ants, heavily armored beetles and plenty more. Bugs have to be quick because lots of other creatures like to eat them. But if bugs disappeared, a lot of other creatures would disappear too. That's why the Kratts always say, "Be nice to bugs." Chris and Martin get a bug's eye perspective when they shrink down to insect size and find out that it's no picnic being an ant. Some kids stomp on ants, but Jackie's there to stop them, explaining how cool ants and their underground homes are, far too cool to stomp on. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#223H] Gila Monsters Under My House The Wild Kratts receive a call from Xavier, a Wild Kratt kid who lives in the Sororan Desert. A Gila monster has crawled under his house and he's scared! Martin and Chris go to check it out and Xavier soon learns about the amazing life of this creature. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#810] Big Horns George/Bleep * Big Horns George - Koko Taylor and Taj Mahal guest-star in this episode celebrating "The Year of The Blues." George is inspired to write and perform his own blues song when he's introduced to the music of Koko Taylor. But stage fright and self-doubt overwhelm him - until Koko andTaj encourage George to keep singing those blues!
    * Bleep - D.W. overhears a mysterious word and immediately embarks on a quest to discover its meaning. This word must be very powerful - after all, a boy said it and his mom nearly fainted! Can D.W. risk the consequences of blurting out "BLEEP!" to her parents?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#310H] Myth Me?/Td's Myth Take * Myth Me? - On a rainy, boring day, the gang does what everybody does on a rainy day: act out Greek myths! And, as always, they are really better with dogs! Vocabulary: (E) myth, legend, moral, reflection, fate (I) point, ending, setting, over, greek.
    * TD's Myth Take - TD isn't satisfied with any Greek myth, so he decides to write his own version. With the help of Martha and Truman, he puts on a performance that exceeds everyone's expectations... Vocabulary: (E) version, alter, revis(e)(ing), adaptation, dramatize (I) change, fix, perfect, plot, nymph.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    WordGirl [#601H] The Rise of Miss Power, Part 1/The Rise of Miss Power, Part 2 * Part 1 - There's a new super hero in town! Miss Power has come to earth from outer space along with her sidekick,Captain Giggle Cheeks. WordGirl is excited for Miss Power to teach her everything she knows. But is Miss Power really a super hero? Or could she be a super villain? Vocabulary Words: Harsh, Vigor, Encourage, Ploy.
    * Part 2 - Besides using her super strength and super speed to defeat villains, Miss Power has another secret weapon: using mean words against others. WordGirl would rather not use her words harshly...but after giving it a shot, she feels empowered. Soon,everyone starts wondering "what has gotten into WordGirl?" And the Botsford's are beginning to wonder "What has gotten into Becky?" Vocabulary Words: Harsh, Vigor, Encourage, Ploy.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#135H] Quillber's Birthday Present It's Aviva's birthday, and Chris and Martin decide to collect shed porcupine quills to make a beautiful necklace as a gift. As they tag along with an African Crested Porcupine, they discover that animals have different ways and even some highly specialized features to defend themselves from predators. For example, porcupine quills are modified hairs, designed by nature into a deadly defense. The Kratt brothers must use this amazing defense to protect the porcupines from Zach's latest animal collection scheme. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32272Z] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, one day after the Federal Reserve's decision to taper its stimulus, which sectors could become more attractive to investors and which should be avoided? And, why is Bristol Myers shifting its strategy to focus more on cancer treatments? duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    BrainChange with David Perlmutter, MD This program reveals the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates on the human brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health. Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.
    The vast majority of us don't realize that our seemingly "healthy" daily habits are silently aggravating our nervous systems and setting us up for serious brain ailments. This program shows that the fate of your brain is not in your genes. It's in the food you eat. Dr. Perlmutter, a leading international authority on nutritional medicine, has a disturbing yet empowering message: our brains are highly sensitive to certain proteins and sugars that are ubiquitous today - in our hand creams and organic ice creams, cocktails and coffees, multi-grain breads, whole fruits, and even brand name pharmaceuticals.
    Dr. Perlmutter shows us how to prevent, treat, and reverse a wide array of brain-related disorders by eliminating specific foods from our diets and making smarter lifestyle choices. His new book, Grain Brain, is the first book of its kind to explore the insidious role our highly touted low-fat, high-carb diets play in a host of neurological conditions.
    Dr. Perlmutter is both a board-certified neurologist and a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He also runs his own private practice, The Perlmutter Health Center, in Naples, Florida.
    duration 1:27:27   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 pm
    Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet Dr. Mark Hyman explains America's Big Fat Problem with food addiction and provides a step-by-step process for ending food addiction and reversing diabesity. duration 1:57:07   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    Blenko Glass: Behind The Scenes Journey to the hills of Milton, West Virginia, into the heat of Blenko Glassworks and see first-hand how Blenko handmade glass is created, from start to finish. Each step in the Blenko glass-making process is accomplished by human hand, eyes, and he arts, not by impersonal machines. duration 1:29:30   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3059Z] Tavis talks with one of the most important and influential architects of our time, Frank Gehry. The world-famous and visionary architect talks about his love of the interplay of the arts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Natural Heroes [#602H] Truck Farm Using green roof technology and heirloom seeds, filmmaker Ian Cheney plants a vegetable garden on the only land he's got: his Granddad's old pickup. Once the mobile garden begins to sprout, viewers are trucked across New York to see the city's funkiest urban farms, and to find out if America's largest city can learn to feed itself. The program entreats viewers to ponder the future of urban farming, and to consider whether sustainability needs a dose of whimsy to be truly sustainable. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
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