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KQED Plus: Saturday, December 28, 2013

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Saturday, December 28, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3105] Tavis talks with musician, screenwriter and best-selling memoirist and novelist James McBride. Highly successful in two careers, McBride unpacks his latest novel, The Good Lord Bird, which, since our sit-down, won the 2013 National Book Award for fiction. (repeat) duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    KQED NEWSROOM [#110H] Remembering 2013
    Remembering 2013
    Will 2013 go down in history as the year of Gov. Jerry Brown rising and the California comeback? It was also the year of the government shutdown and the bumpy rollout of the Affordable Care Act. The Bay Area celebrated the opening of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge and the America's Cup victory by Team Oracle. There were two BART strikes that crippled the commute, and the devastating Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park. A look back at some of the memorable moments of the past year, as well as a look ahead to what might be coming up in 2014.

    Guests:
    Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle
    Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News and KQED Science
    Joshua Johnson, KQED News

    Further Reporting:
    News Pix: The Best Images of 2013
    Our Top Science Stories from 2013

    Silicon Valley De-Bug Founder Raj Jayadev
    KQED's Scott Shafer gets an alternative view of 2013 by Silicon Valley De-Bug founder Raj Jayadev. De-Bug is a hybrid that combines media and community organizing, and is also an entrepreneurial collective and has become a nationally recognized organization while establishing itself as a trusted local platform for communities in the South Bay region since 2001. Some of its initiatives include criminal justice and prison reform, youth, immigration reform, workers and housing reform.
    duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 1:00 am
    New Tricks [#807Z] The Gentleman Vanishes The UCOS team reinvestigate the disappearance of a prominent physics professor. duration 52:13   STEREO
  • 2:00 am
    Death In Paradise [#113H] Murder Onboard The pressure is on for DI Richard Poole and his team to solve a murder on a party boat. duration 54:18   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4018H] Poirot X: Murder on the Orient Express David Suchet stars as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot, and leads an all-star international cast in this adaptation of Agatha Christie's most popular novel. Securing a last-minute ticket on the Orient Express from Istanbul to London, Poirot finds himself amongst a host of eclectic fellow passengers. When the train becomes caught in a snowdrift and a passenger is found brutally murdered mid-voyage, the famous Belgian detective is called upon to investigate the crime and find the culprit. Dame Eileen Atkins, Hugh Bonneville and David Morrissey guest star. duration 1:24:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [#120] Shy Ballerina Dr Watson's hat is found at the scene of a murder, leading Lestrade to suspect him of having killed a diplomat lately returned from Saint Petersburg. A Russian ballet dancer and a composer are also suspects, but Holmes unmasks the real murderer. duration 25:59   TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#251H] The Pope, Poverty, and Poetry * In just a few months, Pope Francis, the first in history to take the name of the patron saint of the poor, has proven to be one of the most outspoken pontiffs in recent history, especially when it comes to income inequality. He has criticized the "widening gap between those who have more and those who must be content with the crumbs." And in his recent "apostolic exhortation" on "the economy of exclusion and inequality," he said: "The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose." It remains to be seen if Pope Francis can bend the institutional Church to his exhortation, but for the moment at least, it seems as if the spirit of Occupy Wall Street has settled into a one-man occupation of the Vatican.
    Francis is the first Jesuit to ascend to the papacy, so we turn to Jesuit-educated author and historian Thomas Cahill to get his perspective. This week, Bill Moyers speaks with Cahill in a conversation on the meaning of Pope Francis and the relevance of the Church in the 21st century. Over the past two decades, Cahill has been writing a series of best-selling books he calls "The Hinges of History" - critical moments in Western civilization brought to life through the stories of individuals whose words and deeds helped make us who we are today. They include How the Irish Saved Civilization and The Gifts of the Jews. His latest is Heroes and Heretics about the new beginnings and new ideas at the heart of the Renaissance and Reformation.
    * Also on the broadcast, the poet Philip Levine joins Bill to discuss why Americans have lost sight of who really keeps the country afloat - the hard working men and women who toil, unsung and unknown, in our nation's fields and factories. During the years he himself spent in the grit, noise and heat of the assembly lines of Detroit auto plants, Levine discovered that his gift for verse could provide "a voice for the voiceless." Described by one critic as "a large, ironic Whitman of the industrial heartland," Philip Levine is the author of twenty collections of poems and books of translations and essays. He is the recipient of the Pulitzer and two National Book Awards and recently served as the nation's poet laureate at the Library of Congress.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#105H] Prince Wednesday Finds A Way To Play/Finding A Way To Play On Backwards Day Prince Wednesday Finds a Way to Play - Daniel and Katerina Kittycat are playing "house" today at school. Prince Wednesday wants to play too, but he wants to be a loud dinosaur. Katerina tells him that loud dinosaurs are not allowed! Luckily, they find a way to play together with Prince Wednesday as a quiet, friendly dinosaur. Finding a Way to Play on Backwards Day - Daniel and O the Owl are at Miss Elaina's house and she has planned a backwards play date. O isn't so sure about all of the backwards things and prefers to play forwards. The friends learn to compromise so everyone can play together. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#122H] Have You Heard About The Herd?/Jess Hesperornis * Have You Heard About the Herd? - Tiny and Buddy are psyched to go to the Cretaceous Picnic Grounds where they meet Ernie Einiosaurus, who shows them how he lives in a large herd! Ernie introduces the Pteranodons to a herding game that makes even Mrs. Pteranodon put on her game face!
    * Jess Hesperornis - The Pteranodons venture to the Big Pond to find out if dinosaurs can live in the water. Their quandaries are quenched when they meet Jess Hesperornis, who turns out to be not only a water dwelling dino, but a bird as well!
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#104H] The Three Bears Problem/The Giant Problem The Three Bears Problem - Fairytale Land. Peg and Cat bring the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff together to form a super group: "The Electric Eleven." Primary Content: Adding 1; Secondary Content: Counting to 11.
    The Giant Problem - Giant Land. Peg and Cat must attempt a great escape when they think the Giants want to eat them and their 8 fairy tale friends for lunch. Primary Content: Combinations that add up to 10; Secondary Content: Circle.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Bob the Builder [#704H] Compromise & Competition Scrambler's Best Idea - The machines wonder whose idea will win the school playtime build competition. Scrambler is sure his tree house idea is the best! When the winner is announced, Roley's Timber Trail, Scrambler can't believe it! He decides to build his tree house on his own! Scrambler sneaks off to search for the perfect tree for his tree house, and comes across the materials for the Timber Trail. Surely no one will notice if he takes just a little? Scrambler tries to build his tree house but it's much harder than he thought. The Timber Trail is almost finished but there are some things missing! Scrambler sees how upset Roley is and it's his fault! Scrambler tells Roley the truth and suggests that they could make it into a living area for the children! What a great idea! Start from Scratch - Before the team heads off to fix the old stand at the soccer field, Scoop shows Scratch how to kick a soccer ball. Bob is impressed with Scoop's skills and Scratch wants to impress Bob too! Bob puts the job stages into the right order and they get to work. Scratch finishes his part of the job early so he can practice with the soccer ball. Soon the job grinds to a halt. The soccer ball smashes into the construction, and Bob will be back any moment. Scratch sadly admits that he had prioritized his soccer ball practice over the job. Bob is impressed with Scratch for admitting wrong, making things right and for his soccer ball skills! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#124] Lights, Camera, Action/Basketball Babysitter * Lights, Camera, Action - Inspired by a classroom visit by Ken Burns, Emily Elizabeth, Nina and Shun try to make a documentary highlighting people in their neighborhood. But they're so busy trying to do their jobs that they don't realize how they're messing up their interviews. After they learn a lesson from Clifford about having respect for others, they make a successful documentary.
    * Basketball Babysitter - Evan get tickets to see his hero, Allan Houston, play basketball, and he's really excited. Emily Elizabeth and Clifford come along, and they strike up a friendship with Allan Houston's daughter, Remie, and her beagle puppy, Hoops. Evan winds up babysitting for Remie and Hoops during the game. He's happy to do it, but he winds up missing most of the game. But he's a good sport about it, and when Allan Houston makes it up to him by playing some one-on-one basketball with him - it's his dream come true!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#121] Good-Bye T-Bone/The Truth About Dogs and Cats * Good-Bye T-Bone - Sheriff Lewis and T-Bone are moving. Cleo and Clifford think that they are leaving Birdwell Island entirely so they set out to give T-Bone the best day of his life.
    * The Truth About Dogs and Cats - T-Bone can't have cats in his tree, everyone says so. The dogs' attempts to scare the cats away don't work very well.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#318] Caillou's Christmas * Caillou Goes Caroling - Caillou goes out caroling for the very first time with Mommy, Daddy, Rosie, Grandpa and Grandma. He finds out caroling is lots of fun - you get to stay up late and surprise your friends with carols, and you even get treats! They finish up the night with a big finale at the seniors' home and Caillou imagines he's really 'dashing through the snow' in a horse and sleigh.
    * A Playschool Party - It's a very special day at playschool as they celebrate the many ways of celebrating the holiday season. The children bring various seasonal objects for show and tell - Caillou brings his Christmas stocking to show. After a potluck feast the children go outside and build a snow fort together.
    * Caillou's Christmas Eve - It's finally Christmas Eve and Caillou just can't wait for nighttime. He's planning to stay up all night to see Santa, but when the time comes he finds this to be a lot harder than he thought it would be. Just as he's dozing off he faintly hears Santa calling out "Merry Christmas!" And in the morning his stocking is full of treats!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#219H] Snow Runners On their way to return some Hispid hares to Asia, the Wild Kratts accidentally lose them in a wintery North American forest. Martin and Chris must use the amazing winter adaptations and strategies of the Snowshoe hare and lynx to locate the hares before it's too late. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:00 am
    Great Performances [#3613B] Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall In celebration of its blockbuster 25th anniversary year, Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Cameron Mackintosh presented The Phantom of the Opera in a fully-staged, lavish production, set in the sumptuous Victorian splendor of London's Royal Albert Hall. Starring Ramin Karimloo as The Phantom, Sierra Boggess as his protege Christine Daae, and Hadley Fraser as Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny, the romantic trio is backed by a complete cast and orchestra of more than 200, as well as surprise special guest appearances. Regarded by many as Lloyd Webber's masterpiece, The Phantom of the Opera first opened in 1986 at Her Majesty's Theatre, and is based on the French novel Le Fantome de l'Opera. Worldwide the show has grossed over $5.6 billion, with box office revenues higher than any film or stage play in history, including Titanic, ET and Star Wars. It has been produced in 145 cities in 27 countries and played to more than 130 million people. The show has won more than 50 major theatre awards, including seven Tonys and three Olivier Awards in the West End. It is currently showing in London, New York, Budapest, Las Vegas, and Kyoto. In 2006, it became Broadway's longest running show ever. duration 3:27:37   STEREO
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:30 pm
    Aaron Neville: Doo Wop: My True Story This program features iconic Soul/R&B vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Aaron Neville performing songs from his Doo-Wop inspired album, My True Story. An incredible array of musicians and guests will join Neville, including: Greg Leisz on guitar (Beck, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams), George G. Receli on drums (Bob Dylan, James Brown), Tony Scherr on bass (Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright), Charles Neville on saxophone (Neville Brothers); Michael Goods on organ/piano, Joel Katz, David Johnson and Earl Smith, Jr. on background vocals and, finally, special guests Paul Simon and Joan Osbourne. Captured at the Brooklyn Bowl in November 2012, the concert featured special guests including Eugene Pitt of the Jive Five (who co-wrote the album's title song), and Dickie Harmon from the Del-Vikings. duration 1:29:15   SRND51 TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Human Nature Sings Motown with Special Guest Smokey Robinson This program features the superlative talents of Australia's #1 selling vocal group, the 4 members of Human Nature, presented by Smokey Robinson, and backed by a 9-piece band with a full stage production which evokes the Motown period while the 4 singers tell the stories of the Motown songs while wearing the classic wardrobes which characterized the legendary Motown acts and they perform the greatest hits which marked the Motown Sound. duration 57:15   SRND51 TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Daniel O'Donnell Live from Nashville From his first public television special, "The Daniel O'Donnell Show" to his rock 'n' roll show, to his programs on inspiration; Daniel O'Donnell is back for his 11th public television special. The program features a compilation of country and Irish favorites with special guests Charley Pride as he sings his signature tune, "Crystal Chandeliers," longtime musical companion Mary Duff, talented vocalist and wife Majella O'Donnell and The Daniel O'Donnell Band. duration 1:29:11   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii Elvis Presley made television and entertainment history with this TV concert special. The performance took place at the Honolulu International Center Arena in Hawaii on January 14, 1973. At 12:30am Hawaiian time, the concert was beamed live via Globecam Satellite to Australia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, The Philippines, South Vietnam and other countries. It attracted 37.8% of the viewers in Japan, 91.8% in the Philippines, 70% in Hong Kong, and 70-80% of the viewers in Korea. It was seen on a delayed basis in approximately 30 European countries later the same day.
    It did not air in the US until April 4th, when an edited version of the concert, expanded with songs videotaped just after the live event, was presented on NBC. That broadcast attracted 51% of the television viewing audience. In all, it was seen in about 40 countries by 1-to-1.5 billion people. A global smash. Entertainment events presented live via satellite are common today but, in 1973, this was a first. Never before had one performer held the world's attention in such a way. This special presents Elvis Presley at the pinnacle of his superstardom, giving one of the most outstanding concert performances of his career.
    duration 1:28:19   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Paul Simon: Live at Webster Hall, New York In June 2011, Paul Simon and his 8-piece band filled the stage at Webster Hall, the historic New York City club. The packed house - the club holds only 1400 people - witnessed an intimate and highly-charged concert that spanned songs from Paul Simon's brilliant career. His repertoire ranged from his years with Art Garfunkel ("Sound of Silence") through a solo career which produced classics including "Kodachrome," "Slip Slidin' Away," "Boy in the Bubble," "Still Crazy after All These Years," and many others, through the most current and much lauded album, So Beautiful or So What, considered his best work since Graceland and Rhythm of the Saints. Paul Simon is at the top of his career, both from a performance and a creative standpoint, rare among the true geniuses of music. This concert from Webster Hall brings him to an audience in a unique and intimate setting. duration 1:29:57   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    John Denver Rocky Mountain High Live In Japan Arguably one of the most beloved American performers of the 20th century, John Denver had a career that saw him sell more than 40 million albums worldwide while winning numerous awards, including 2 Grammy Awards, 3 American Music Awards, 1 Emmy and 2 Country Music Awards. This program is a 1981 concert from his 7-show tour of Japan and features a wonderful selection of hits from his career, including 4 of his 5 #1 hits: "Annie's Song," "Calypso," "Sunshine On My Shoulders" and "Thank God I'm A Country Boy." This performance finds Denver and his band in terrific form, delighting an enthusiastic audience that included Japan's Royal Family. duration 1:29:44   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center A historic concert to celebrate the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie - America's greatest folk singer. The program captures highlights of the historic all-star concert staged in October 2012 in Washington, DC. The live concert featured performances from Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Judy Collins, Jeff Daniels (reading a letter, not singing), Ani DiFranco, Donovan, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, John Mellencamp, Tom Morello, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lucinda Williams, and many others. duration 1:29:19   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii Elvis Presley made television and entertainment history with this TV concert special. The performance took place at the Honolulu International Center Arena in Hawaii on January 14, 1973. At 12:30am Hawaiian time, the concert was beamed live via Globecam Satellite to Australia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, The Philippines, South Vietnam and other countries. It attracted 37.8% of the viewers in Japan, 91.8% in the Philippines, 70% in Hong Kong, and 70-80% of the viewers in Korea. It was seen on a delayed basis in approximately 30 European countries later the same day.
    It did not air in the US until April 4th, when an edited version of the concert, expanded with songs videotaped just after the live event, was presented on NBC. That broadcast attracted 51% of the television viewing audience. In all, it was seen in about 40 countries by 1-to-1.5 billion people. A global smash. Entertainment events presented live via satellite are common today but, in 1973, this was a first. Never before had one performer held the world's attention in such a way. This special presents Elvis Presley at the pinnacle of his superstardom, giving one of the most outstanding concert performances of his career.
    duration 1:28:19   STEREO TVG
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