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KQED Plus: Saturday, December 21, 2013
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12:00 amTavis Smiley [#3060Z] Tavis talks with actor Stacy Keach, who bares all in his new memoir. The seasoned thespian offers a glimpse into his Hollywood moments and friendships. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE
12:30 amKQED NEWSROOM [#109H] NSA Surveillance, Mayor Chuck Reed and Farewell to Candlestick Park
NSA Surveillance Programs Under Fire
Pressure on the Obama administration to overhaul the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance program reached an all-time high. In a week when Silicon Valley executives, including the CEOs of Apple, Yahoo and Google, met with President Obama urging him to reign in the NSA's practices, a panel of advisers appointed by the president recommended major oversight of the program. That followed on the heels of a federal court ruling Monday which questioned the constitutionality of the agency's wholesale collection of personal cell phone data.
Michelle Quinn, San Jose Mercury News
Cindy Cohn, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Forum: Judge Rules NSA Surveillance Program Likely Unconstitutional
San Jose Mayor Tackles Pension Reform
Mayor Chuck Reed is spearheading a ballot initiative to reform the state's retirement benefits system. His proposal would allow public agencies to negotiate reduced pensions for future work while preserving pensions already earned. Opponents of the measure, including other California mayors and labor unions, see the move as an attack on the retirement security of police, firefighters and other public workers.
Farewell to Candlestick Park
Monday night's football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons at Candlestick Park will mark the end of an era. It's the 49ers' last home game of the regular season, and a last hurrah for the park, which is slated to close after 53 years. While best known as a sports venue, Candlestick has hosted many other events, including the Beatles' last official concert in 1966 and a visit by Pope John Paul II in 1987. Scott Shafer takes a look at a Bay Area landmark affectionately known as "The 'Stick" with sports columnist Glenn Dickey.
News Fix: A Farewell to Candlestick Park
News Pix: Farewell Candlestick, Hello Levi's
Forum: Farewell to Candlestick
Obamacare's First Deadline
For people buying on the individual market who want health insurance starting Jan. 1, the deadline to sign up is Monday, Dec. 23. KQED Health editor Lisa Aliferis, and author of KQED's Obamacare Guide, provides an update on Covered California and the Affordable Care Act.
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1:00 amNew Tricks [#806Z] Objects of Desire The murder of a respected antiques dealer reunites DSI Sandra Pullman with an old flame. duration 50:18 STEREO
2:00 amDeath In Paradise [#112H] A Deadly Curse Camille attempts to persuade Richard to take an interest in the folklore of Saint Marie. duration 54:16 STEREO TVPG
3:00 amMasterpiece Classic [#4006H] The 39 Steps An adaptation of the popular John Buchan adventure novel originally popularized by Alfred Hitchcock, set on the eve of World War I. Filled with romance and humor, this drama stars Rupert Penry-Jones as mining engineer Richard Hannay, caught up in a conspiracy following the death of a British spy found in his apartment. duration 1:25:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
4:30 amAdventures of Sherlock Holmes [#119] Royal Murder Holmes and Watson, guests at the hunting lodge of an unnamed Central European king, witness a murder. They are able to expose the culprit and avoid a war. duration 26:41 TVG
5:00 amMoyers & Company [#250H] Incarceration Nation * There are more African Americans under correctional control today - in prison or jail, on probation or parole - than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. According to The Sentencing Project, an advocacy group dedicated to changing how we think about crime and punishment, "More than 60% of the people in prison are now racial and ethnic minorities. For Black males in their thirties, one in every ten is in prison or jail on any given day." Because of the 40-year war on drugs and get tough sentencing policies, the American prison population has exploded from about 300,000 in the 1970's to more than 2 million today. The US has a higher rate of incarceration than any other nation and spends billions every year to keep people behind bars. The cost on democracy is immeasurable.
This week, Bill Moyers speaks with civil rights lawyer and legal scholar Michelle Alexander. Her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness had just been published last time she joined Bill in conversation, 3.5 years ago. It's a work of scholarship that lays out how the war on drugs, harsh mandatory minimum sentencing and racism have converged to create a caste system in this country very much like the one under Jim Crow segregation laws. The book became a bestseller and spurred a wide conversation about justice and inequality in America - inspiring one reviewer to call it "the bible of a social movement."
Michelle Alexander, an associate professor at Ohio State University and a civil rights lawyer, took a leave to travel the country, speaking, writing and campaigning to end our debilitating system of mass incarceration. Alexander tells Moyers, "If we are going to build a movement to end not only mass incarceration but to achieve much greater social equity for all, it's going have to be a movement that begins in our churches, in our faith communities, in our neighborhoods, in our schools. One where people really wake up and say, 'We are going to build a kind of democracy that we deserve.'"
* This week's program also includes an excerpt from the film "Susan", by Tessa Blake and Emma Hewitt. It tells the story of former California inmate Susan Burton, who now runs 5 houses offering help to women struggling to rebuild their lives. duration 56:46 STEREO TVRE
6:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#101H] Daniel's Birthday/Daniel's Picnic Daniel's Birthday - It's Daniel's Birthday! Daniel is very excited to go to Baker Aker's Bakery with his mom to pick out a cake for his party. When they arrive home after a bumpy ride on Trolley, Daniel is disappointed to find that his cake is smushed. It turns out...smushed cake is yummy too! Daniel's Picnic - Daniel, Prince Wednesday and Miss Elaina are having a picnic in front of the clock factory. When it starts to rain, the picnic is ruined, leaving them very disappointed. The friends turn this around by having their picnic inside the clock factory instead. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amRick Steves' Europe [#308H] Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. We climb Roman ruins in Nimes, explore a papal palace in Avignon, and savor vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. Crossing acres of wispy vineyards, we explore the Cotes du Rhone and more wonders of the South of France. duration 27:46 STEREO TVG
7:02 amRick Steves' Europe [#303H] Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life After exploring the half-timbered charm of Rouen, we reflect on Monet's lily ponds, peek in on local artisans, and set up an easel at Honfleur's harbor. We venture into composer Eric Satie's eccentric world and feast on the finest of Normandy cuisine. After pondering sacrifice and celebrating freedom on the D-Day beaches, we hike with pilgrims to the enchanted island abbey of Mont St. Michel. duration 27:46 STEREO TVG
7:38 amRick Steves' Europe [#501H] Burgundy: Profound France Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where nature is as sophisticated as the people. Traditions are strong here. We'll slow down to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic, and floatable delights. We'll travel on a canal barge, visit a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, build a barrel, appreciate fine Burgundy wine, slurp escargot, and eat very, very well. If you're looking for the quintessential French culture, you'll find it in Burgundy. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG
8:13 amRick Steves' Europe [#706H] Paris: Regal and Intimate In Paris, amidst all of its grandeur, the little joys of life are still embraced. In this first of 2 episodes on Paris, we cruise the Seine River, visit Napoleon's tomb, and take in the Louvre. Then we feel the pulse of Paris - shopping in village-like neighborhoods, attending church in a grand pipe organ loft, and celebrating the mother of all revolutions with a big, patriotic Bastille Day bang. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG
8:49 amRick Steves' Europe [#707H] Paris: Embracing Life and Art In this second of 2 episodes on Europe's "City of Light," we ride a unicorn into the Middle Ages at the Cluny Museum, take a midnight Paris joyride in a classic car, get an extremely close-up look at heavenly stained glass in Sainte-Chapelle, go on a tombstone pilgrimage at Pere Lachaise Cemetery, and savor the Parisian cafe scene. Few cites are so confident in their expertise in good living - and as travelers, we get to share in that uniquely Parisian joie de vivre. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG
9:30 amBlenko 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
11:00 amBlood 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
1:00 pmThe Best of the 60s (My Music Archives) The best performances from the 1960s decade, musical performances from the explosive decade that transformed America with the rock, folk and pop classics of the era. duration 1:29:36 STEREO TVG
3:00 pmDeepak Chopra: What Are You Hungry for? Features world-renowned health expert, best-selling author and educator Deepak Chopra, M.D. In this program, Dr. Chopra returns to his medical roots and lectures on the scientific, behavioral and medical basis of hunger in all its manifestations and the healthy ways to fulfill it. duration 1:28:23 STEREO TVG
4:30 pmGreat Performances [#3813B] Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton. duration 1:27:08 STEREO TVG
6:00 pmGospel's Jubilee Showcase Jubilee Showcse aired on ABC's Chicago affiliate TV station WLS from 1963-1984. It featured everyone from the youngest church performers to the most famous gospel-recording artists of all time, including Pop Staples and The Staples Singers; Andrae Crouch and The Disciples; The Dixie Hummingbirds and many more gospel pioneers. Many of these greatest performances are now back on television in this PBS special. duration 58:46 STEREO TVG
7:00 pmClassical 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
8:30 pmJohn 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
10:30 pmAgeless 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
12:00 amGospel's Jubilee Showcase Jubilee Showcse aired on ABC's Chicago affiliate TV station WLS from 1963-1984. It featured everyone from the youngest church performers to the most famous gospel-recording artists of all time, including Pop Staples and The Staples Singers; Andrae Crouch and The Disciples; The Dixie Hummingbirds and many more gospel pioneers. Many of these greatest performances are now back on television in this PBS special. duration 58:46 STEREO TVG