TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
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KQED Plus: Monday, December 30, 2013
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12:00 amMoyers & 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
1:00 amGreat Performances [#3713B] Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino International superstar Andrea Bocelli returns once again to delight fans with a concert special of classical favorites, pop standards and Brazilian jazz, this time from the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy. With 16-time Grammy-winner David Foster as music director and at the keyboard, Bocelli is joined by trumpeter Chris Botti to perform a select collection of the world's most famous love songs. duration 1:57:06 STEREO TVG
3:00 amGreat Performances [#3705B] Tony Bennett: Duets II At age 85, the legendary Tony Bennett is the oldest person to have reached the number one position on Billboard's Hot 200 chart with the release of another album of duets - which, amazingly enough, also marks Bennett's first number one album. Yet another career triumph, Duets 2 teams Bennett with a diverse roster of contemporary stars including Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Andrea Bocelli, and Michael Buble, performing more classics from the Great American Songbook, including "Body and Soul," "The Lady is a Tramp," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Speak Low," and "Stranger in Paradise." duration 1:57:33 STEREO TVG
5:00 amMatthew Morrison: Where It All Began - Live from The Bushnell Emmy, Tony, and Golden Globe-nominated star--and American heart-throb--Matthew Morrison came to national prominence through his role as the perpetually optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester on Fox TV's "Glee." The Southern California native was turning heads years earlier on the Great White Way as well and was inspired to lead a life on the stage. Matthew Morrison: Live from the Bushnell Theater puts Morrison's vocal and dance talents, and his high energy front and center for PBS audiences beginning March 2013. Accompanied by an orchestra and his band at the Bushnell Theater in Hartford, Connecticut, Morrison performs songs including "Rocket Man," "Ease on Down the Road," "Lady is a Tramp," "Sway," "Don't Mean a Thing" and more. The project is headed by Maroon 5 front man and VOICE coach Adam Levine's 222 Records. duration 36:32 STEREO TVG
6:00 amZoboomafoo [#205] Humans A whole class of kindergarten kids arrives in Animal Junction to help Zoboo learn about what it's like to be human. After the teacher invites the lemur and the Kratt Brothers into the classroom, Zoboo determines that being human involves lots of things that animals never do -- like sitting at desks, reading and writing. But when he and the children return to Animal Junction after school, Zoboo discovers that kids and lemurs have one thing in common -- they both love to play. duration 28:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amThomas & Friends [#1001H] Look & Listen Thomas & Friends has sparked the imagination of young children for generations with classic stories of adventures from the railways on the Island of Sodor. Born from a literary tradition, the CG-animated series supports children aged 2-5 as they develop important social-emotional skills and helps to build an early foundation for preschoolers' success. Thomas & Friends is based on the much-loved books by Rev. W. Awdry, who created Thomas the Tank Engine to entertain his young son Christopher when he was in bed with the measles. The series features Thomas, a true blue engine friend who proudly wears the "#1" on his side. He's joined by a cast of track stars, including James, Percy, Emily, Henry and Gordon, as well as Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway, who keeps everything running smoothly. Thomas's world is a place with a strong community spirit, typified by a universal willingness to embrace good manners and hard work -- and a desire to be "really useful." Each episode -- comprised of two animated stories, a live-action segment, and a music video -- is designed to delight children while helping to foster their social and emotional development. As young viewers join Thomas and his engine friends on exciting adventures, they experience timeless life lessons of discovery, cooperation, and friendship. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:00 amSesame Street [#4402H] Don't Get Push Telly, Baby Bear, and Rosita are playing school, and Telly is the teacher! He asks someone to come up to the board and write the letter of the day, the letter "T." Very excited, Rosita pushes Baby Bear as she makes her way to the blackboard. Telly explains that it was not okay for her to push Baby Bear. Rosita helps Baby Bear back up and apologizes, saying that she was so excited that she must have pushed him over without thinking about it. Telly thinks this is a good time to bring in the safety chickens who sing about respecting one another and explain that you shouldn't hit, kick, or push. Baby Bear and Rosita understand the rules and get back to playing school. Rosita gets excited and pushes Baby Bear two more times. She tries to apologize again, but Baby Bear does not like being pushed and does not want to play anymore. Rosita wants to try to control herself and stop pushing, but she doesn't know how. Gordon walks by and suggests that whenever she gets excited or frustrated, she can stop and hug herself. Rosita wonders if it will work and asks Baby Bear if he will try playing with her again. He agrees, and school is back in session. Rosita starts to get excited again, but quickly says "Stop!" and hugs herself instead of pushing Baby Bear. It worked! Rosita then gives a hug to Baby Bear for being such a good friend. duration 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:00 amClifford's Puppy Days [#205] Celebrating Spring/Garden Delights * Celebrating Spring: The kids gather to turn a vacant lot into a city garden. But without a plan, things turn into a chaotic mess. It's only when they finally work together that they create a beautiful garden.
* Garden Delights: When Jenny replants a broken willow branch so that it can grow to be a new tree, Norville tells the gang the same trick works with broken toys. The animals' effort to replant their toys results in nothing but a big muddy mess, until the kids come to their aid, and on their own, decide to create new toys from the old. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:30 amClifford The Big Red Dog [#126] The Kibble Crook/Screaming for Ice Cream * The Kibble Crook - T-Bone can't resist sneaking a bite - well, okay the whole bowl - of Cleo's new dog food. When Cleo gets upset, T- Bone blames it on another dog and sends our fearless friends on a wild goose chase. T-Bone ultimately learns to take responsibility for his own mistakes.
* Screaming for Ice Cream - Charley and Emily Elizabeth find themselves up to their elbows in ice cream when Charley takes it upon himself to serve ice cream while his father is at a doctor's appointment. Charley learns that there are some responsibilities kids should not attempt to shoulder without the help of an adult. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
9:00 amSid the Science Kid [#126H] Hello, Doggie! When Sid hears dogs barking in his neighborhood, he wonders if they're talking to him. At school, Sid discovers that animals do communicate in lots of different ways, like using body language, making sounds, and barking! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
9:30 amWordWorld [#114H] Pl-Pl-Plane/Mail Mix Up * Pl-Pl-Plane: Frog and the Bug Band are headed to have some fun on the beach, but not everything goes as Frog had planned. Frog loses the letters "PL" from his plane and must search through the jungle to find them. After some crazy jungle adventures (including a run-in with a giant Frog-kissing plant), Frog realizes that fun doesn't always have to be planned!
* Mail Mix Up: Duck offers to help Kangaroo deliver letters to his WordFriends, but he forgets Kangaroo's instructions and delivers the wrong letters to everyone. Duck discovers that there sure are a lot of words that end with the sound "ail"-such as Nail, Pail and Sail - and that they sure can't be used interchangeably!