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KQED Plus: Sunday, December 22, 2013

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Sunday, December 22, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Gospel'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
  • 1:00 am
    Classical 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
  • 2:30 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
  • 4:30 am
    Ageless 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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#137] Cats It's kitten pandemonium when all kinds of kittens turn Animal Junction upside down. An overwhelmed Zoboo, Martin and Chris try to take care of these curious creatures but quickly realize that they're in over their heads. Luckily, the cavalry rides to the rescue when the mother cats arrive to take control of the situation. The guys wonder if wild cats are similar to house cats and go to see if lions and cougars purr. Jackie is busy brushing her cat Rapunzel, a great way to show her cat that she cares for her. Plus, birds and squirrels love the loose fur for padding their nests. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#904H] Fun on the Farm duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4405H] Simon Says Telly has to practice paying attention, listening and controlling himself to prepare for a Simon Says Competition. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation (EF) duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#120] Oh Brother/Up, Up & Oops * Oh Brother - Little Lucy Sidarsky is having a hard time adjusting to the new baby in the family. Seeing this, Daffodil decides to share with her the story of Clifford's arrival into Daffodil's home. It takes some time, but Daffodil soon discovers the joy of being a "big sister and friend" to someone who needs her. Lucy has her own small revelation when she is able to stop her little brother from crying. < br />* Up, Up & Oops! - Emily Elizabeth, Nina and Shun decide to make their own kites for a special kite flying day at the park. But when neither girls' kites will fly it looks like they won't be able to participate in kite flying day. In the end, Shun shares his special Japanese kite making materials with his friends and this act of sharing saves the day for all involved. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#117] Tough Enough/Stars In Your Eyes * Tough Enough? - Thinking that it'll make him more appealing to Sheriff Lewis, T-Bone decides to "toughen up." T-Bone eventually learns that it's much nicer to be nice than to be tough-and everyone loves him just the way he is.
    * Stars In Your Eyes - Charley gets a new telescope and offers to bring it to Emily Elizabeth's "space" theme party. When Jetta mentions that the telescope might get damaged at the party, Charley changes his mind. Thinking that his friends won't want him at the party without his telescope, he decides to stay home. In the end, Charley realizes that his friends like him for who he is rather than what he has.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    America's Children's Holiday Parade from Oakland [#2013H] America's Children's Holiday Parade is one of most unique parades of its kind in the country. The 2013 parade will feature a cast of characters from PBS KIDS, popular children's storybooks, movies and programs. The parade will also feature colorful floats, terrific marching bands, giant balloons, and entertaining performance groups. Over 100,000 spectators line the streets of downtown Oakland to view this event. The 2013 parade will be hosted by Claudine Wong and Dave Clark of KTVU-FOX 2 and a yet to be announced special guest host. duration 56:45   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#208] Free Hundley/Bag Monkey * Free Hundley: If there ever was a dignified dog, it was Hundley. But once flea season begins Hundley's dignity goes right out the window -right along with his collar! - which lands him in the local pet shelter. While a caring stranger and friendly shelter director make Hundley a new home, George, Gnocchi and Charkie join forces to try and rescue the dapper dachshund and return him to his old life. Will the furry crew be able to follow an organized plan and free their friend - or will the trio find themselves under lock and key right along with Hundley? Educational Objective: To demonstrate that people plan in order to get things done. To understand that systems have parts that work together to accomplish a goal. * Bag Monkey: Just putting his toys away in an organized manner is a challenge for George - so he faces an incredible test when he represents the City Grocer in the local "Bag Olympics" for bagging groceries! Toys are one thing, but fitting canned ham, eggs and paper towels neatly into the same bag may prove too tall an order - especially with the overly confident Rodney from Large Mart packing in the next corner. But then again, if George can practice at home by fitting together the shapes of his stuffed camel and muscle man together, what's a little salami and cheese? Educational Objective: To explore how simple shapes can be assembled into more complex shapes. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 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
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#206H] Pasta Sauces Homemade pasta sauces far outshine store-bought jars. In this episode, Martha creates four mouthwatering versions: traditional, slow-cooked Bolognese; a quick-and-easy puttanesca; a rich carbonara; and a light but unforgettable sauce made with bottarga, a preserved fish roe that is a specialty of southern Italy. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1301H] Meat and Potatoes A La Francaise Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to update a classic recipe for French-Style Pot-Roasted Pork Loin with test cook Bridget Lancaster. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews knife sets in the Equipment Corner, and test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make Potato Casserole with Bacon and Caramelized Onion. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick among mandolines. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#510H] Super-Easy Comfort Food Host Christopher Kimball shares the test kitchen's tips and techniques for selecting the perfect beef roast. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Chuck Roast in Foil. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for inexpensive stockpots. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate French Onion Soup in the slow cooker. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Bringing It Home with Laura McIntosh [#113H] Holiday Chef Carolen Barrett. Pozole Verde, Shrimp Salad with Corn, Tamarind and Orange Relish. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#507H] La Ciccia, Sushi Groove & Babalou's Homey comfort, a warm welcome and pungent, lively flavors contrast with those of the Italian mainland at a Sardinian spot called La Ciccia. Then, there's Sushi Groove - a little edgy, with music and food to match - it's not your run-of-the-mill sushi place. Finally, Babalou's Mediterranean Restaurant doesn't take itself too seriously, unless you talk about the traditional Mediterranean food. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Chef's Life [#108H] A Road Trip for Rice Vivian travels to Columbia, South Carolina, to meet with Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills and learns about Carolina heirloom rice growing in fields on the Savannah River. Glenn explains Anson Mills' efforts to save heirloom grains and discusses the importance of ingredient biodiversity. Glenn's passion inspires Vivian to host a "rice dinner" at Chef & the Farmer, where each course centers around this grain. Scarlett, Vivian's mom, schools her daughter on how to make the chicken and rice she grew up eating. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Mind of A Chef, The [#208H] Senegal The history of southern cuisine is incomplete without understanding how West Africa influenced the cultural heritage and ingredients of America. In this episode, Chef Sean Brock travels to Senegal to meet with friend, historian and fellow chef Fati Ly. Together they explore the markets of Dakar, cook traditional dishes such as Dakar pea fritters, and venture outside the capital to the farming region of Casamance. There, Sean and Fati explore the rice fields and indigenous crops that make up what's known as the "breadbasket of Senegal." duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:30 pm
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#711H] A San Antonio Christmas San Antonio is a festival town and Christmas is a most festive time of year. Joseph joins the locals and visitors to celebrate the season along San Antonio's famous river walk surrounded by songs, decorations and plenty of holiday cheer. Yet San Antonio is more than the River Walk, and Christmas in San Antonio means more than twinkling lights. In San Antonio, faith is real and "Feliz Navidad" is heard more often than "Merry Christmas." So, Joseph explores the city's spiritual roots at festive events like Mission San Jose's Mirachi Mass, as well as Christmas and Chanukah events held at the historic La Villita in the Arneson River Theater. The real meaning of Christmas is most evident when he gathers with San Antonio families in their homes to honor their heritage and practice their customs in traditional ceremonies such as the Tamalada - holiday tamale making - and in the city's San Fernando Cathedral at the midnight Serenada for the Virgin of Guadalupe. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Christmas In Alsace with Chef Hubert Keller [#101^] It's a Christmas celebration with star chef Hubert Keller who is taking viewers on a special culinary journey to his homeland of Alsace. Visit the area's famed Christmas markets and its top culinary hotspots. Highlights include: A tour through the beautiful village where Chef Keller grew up and its medieval Christmas market; stops at Chef Keller's favorite cheese store and restaurant, plus an Alsatian winery; A finale at a spectacular Christmas dinner attended by Chef Keller's family and friends. duration 58:30   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Agatha Christie's Poirot [#504] The Case of the Missing Will When academic Andrew Marsh dies shortly after changing his will, Poirot decides that there are several motives for his possible murder. Before he died, Marsh asked Poirot to be executor of his new will in which he left his entire estate to Violet, his ward. This leaves many expectant beneficiaries out in the cold and Poirot's suspicions of foul play deepen when the will mysteriously disappears. duration 51:06   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 pm
    Masterpiece 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)
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [#119] duration 26:41   TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Death In Paradise [#112H] Camille attempts to persuade Richard to take an interest in the folklore of Saint Marie. duration 54:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Secrets of the Dead [#1203H] Death on the Railroad A classic story involving foul play, cover ups, a murder mystery and a voyage of discovery to understand what happened to a group of Irish men who came to America for a better life but found only misery. In 1832, railroad contractor, Philip Duffy, hired 57 Irish immigrants to lay railroad tracks in West Chester, Pennsylvania. But, less than two months after their arrival, all 57 were dead. Did they all die - as was widely believed - due to a cholera pandemic? Or, were some of them murdered? In 2003, twin brothers discovered a secret file among their grandfather's papers that led them to investigate the deaths of these men and find the location of their final resting place in a valley now known as Duffy's Cut. Using the latest forensic and scientific investigative techniques, DNA, forensic analysis, facial reconstruction and historical detective work in Ireland and the USA, modern detectives and experts will unravel this extraordinary story. duration 54:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Dust Bowl [#102H] Reaping The Whirlwind In the second episode, experience the gradual relief as the families of the plains seek new lives in California and government conservation efforts - and a break in the drought in 1939 - eventually stabilize the soil and bring the farms back to life, but with dangers of another Dust Bowl facing future generations. duration 1:55:45   SRND51 TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    History Detectives [#210Z] Pretty Boy Floyd Handgun/Paul Cuffee Muster Roll/Pop Lloyd Baseball Field * Pretty Boy Floyd Handgun - A man in La Verne, California, owns a vintage Colt automatic handgun, which family legend suggests once belonged to the Depression-era desperado, Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd. According to the legend, Floyd gave the gun to the contributor's uncle who had served as the lookout for "Pretty Boy." To find out if the story behind the gun is true, Wes Cowan travels to California, Oklahoma and Missouri. In the process, he discovers why gangsters became heroes to the rural population of the Midwest and reveals the true story behind the dramatic rise and fall of a man who ranks alongside Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger as one of the most colorful bank robbers in American history.
    * Paul Cuffee Muster Roll - A Las Vegas man owns an old Continental Armymuster roll issued by the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts, in July 1780. Among the 16 men listed is "Paul Cuffee." The contributor wants to know if this could be evidence of an unknown episode in the life of Cuffee, a remarkable African American who was a whaling captain, shipbuilder and early advocate of the "Back to Africa" movement. HD uncovers a dramatic story of African-American achievement in the years surrounding the Revolutionary War.
    * Pop Lloyd Baseball Field - Why was a baseball field in Atlantic City, New Jersey, named after an African-American ballplayer in a time of intense racial tension? HD goes to the park to unearth the explanation. John Henry "Pop" Lloyd was one of the greatest athletes of his time. A famed shortstop in the Negro Leagues throughout the first three decades of the 20th century, Pop was honored with a field in his name in 1949. What was the reasoning that led to this unlikely honor in a time of blatant prejudice and racial division?
    duration 55:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Moyers & 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
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