TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
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KQED Plus: Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Comcast 10 • Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2
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12:00 amTavis Smiley [#3107] (repeat) Tavis talks with saxophonist, prolific composer and jazz great Wayne Shorter. The gifted, multiple Grammy winner explains why he's celebrating his milestone birthday with new music. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
12:30 amImageMakers [#1001H] The Golden Years THE BIRTHDAY CIRCLE - England
Two young children defiantly claim independence in their own home, but are implored by their frustrated elders to consider external care. This unique film places mature dialogue literally in the mouths of babes making for an uncomfortable, but illuminating look at the cruel irony of aging. What results is a role reversal dark comedy of brutal honesty. Directed and produced by Philip Lepherd. Principal cast: Matthew Marsh, Orson Lepherd, Rafe Lepherd, and Rosemary Smith.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT - England
It's not everyday you fall in love, but in 70-year-old Arthur's case he can and does. When he spots Ruth in the retirement home, he knows in his heart he has finally found his soul mate. Directed by Michael Davies, the short film shows that you are never too old to fall in love. Principal cast: John Hurt, Phyllida Law, and Barry McCarthy. Love at First Sight won the top prize at six film festivals and was shortlisted for a 2012 Academy Award.
DANNY & ANNIE - USA
In a simple analogy, the old Brooklynite Danny Perasa says that marriage is like color TV. Once you have it, you never want to go back to black and white. He has been married to Annie for 25 years. The couple recounts their life together from their first date (on which Danny proposed) to Danny's final days with terminal cancer. This remarkable couple personifies the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people. Directed and animated by brothers Mike and Tim Rauch. duration 25:06 STEREO TVG
1:00 amGreat Performances [#3613(] 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 3:29:41 SRND51 TVPG
4:30 amPaul 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
6:00 amZoboomafoo [#207] Pop Goes The Tiger Two Siberian tiger cubs begin pouncing on every ball in sight to hone their hunting skills. However, the balls aren't tiger proof and they all pop. So Zoboo becomes "Zoboo the Super Lemur" and builds a Superball that whisks him to a place where tigers live -- India! The Kratt Brothers follow their lemur buddy and discover lots of tigers and their cubs. When they return to Animal Junction, the tiger cubs haven't left a single ball unpopped -- except one. But it's not actually a ball, just a curled-up African pygmy hedgehog! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amThomas & Friends [#1003H] Just Be Yourself Scruff's Makeover Scruff works at the Waste Dump. When Sir Topham Hatt sees how rusty and dirty Scruff looks, he insists that he goes straight to the Steamworks to be repainted. Soon the other engines are telling Scruff how smart he looks, so he decides he doesn't want to work at the dirty Waste Dump anymore. Eventually Scruff realizes that the only way to be Really Useful is to do his own job at the Waste Dump, even if it means getting dirty. Wayward Winston - Winston is Sir Topham Hatt's track inspection vehicle. One day when Sir Topham Hatt leaves his handbrake off, Winston starts to roll forward on his own and is soon racing down the tracks without a driver. Winston thinks driving on his own is exciting at first, until he realizes he can't stop! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:00 amSesame 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)
8:00 amClifford's Puppy Days [#207] The Big Surprise/Be My Guest * The Big Surprise: When Clifford's plan to give Daffodil a surprise birthday party collapses, he is afraid she'll be disappointed. But Daffodil is touched and thrilled that he made the effort and that all her friends have gathered to celebrate her special day.
* Be My Guest: When Norville injures his wing he's taken in by Emily Elizabeth. At first, Clifford is happy to have him, but gradually the puppy becomes tired of sharing his things and Emily Elizabeth's attention and begins to act out. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:30 amClifford The Big Red Dog [#128] Babysitter Blues/Saturday Morning * Babysitter Blues - the Bleakmans are babysitting Clifford for the day. That may interfere with Mr. Bleakman's plans to paint his masterpiece.
* Saturday Morning - Saturday is usually T-Bone's time with Sheriff Lewis but this Saturday, he has to work. T-Bone finds that there are many ways to spend a Saturday. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
9:00 amSid the Science Kid [#128H] The Dirt On Dirt In an Earth Day themed episode, Sid wants to know what makes dirt so dirty? At school, Sid and his friends discover that dirt is really important to the Earth because it helps things grow, and it's also filled with tiny rocks, pieces of leaves, and even living things like bugs and worms! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
9:30 amWordWorld [#116H] Castles in the Sea/Get Your Coat * Castles in the Sea: While playing in the sand on the beach, Duck and Shark discover the perfect home for Shark: a sand castle! But why, oh why, does it disappear every night while Shark is sleeping? When the WordFriends try to hunt down the castle thief, they learn about tides and waves...from a singing Crab.
* Get Your Coat: Duck thinks Frog doesn't want to play in the rain because Duck accidentally broke Frog's boat. But the real reason is that Frog doesn't like the rain. Duck learns all about words that end with "oat" before finally coming across a word that will allow Frog to play outside in the rain: a coat! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
10:00 amCurious George [#506H] George's Home Run/Monkey On Ice * George's Home Run - While Marco tries to hit his first Little League home run, George gets to play scorekeeper. Unfortunately, he can't remember the order of the numbers, so he isn't getting it quite right.Marco helps out by using a catchy song to teach George how to count from 1-10 and then George returns the favor by agreeing to be a pinch runner for an injured Marco. Can a speedy little monkey run the bases fast enough for Marco to get his first home run?
* Monkey on Ice - Bill wants to earn another Junior Sprout badge by constructing and sleeping in an igloo, inspiring George to build his own. Only George wants his igloo to have windows and be big enough to fit his friends and furniture--not small and cozy like Bill's. When George's huge ice house leaves him freezing cold, he decides to build one in a much warmer location--inside the country house. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY
10:30 amCat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#107H] Trees Company/Now You See Me * Trees Company - Sally and Nick are playing up in their treehouse when Nick's mom calls them for lunch. Nick wonders what it would be like to stay up in that tree all the time! The Cat in the Hat knows! Or at least he has friends that do. In Jimmer Jammer Jungle the kids learn how different animals spend their entire lives in trees. As neat as that is, there's one thing those trees don't have, and that's mom's home cooking!
* Now You See Me - Nick and Sally are playing hide and go seek, but Sally keeps getting found! The Cat takes the kids to meet the best hider ever, his friend Gecko! Through a game of hide and go seek in the jungle, the kids learn how Gecko not only hides, but how he runs and climbs. Now Sally knows how to camouflage herself so she won't be so easily found! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
11:00 amSuper Why! [#108Z] Rapunzel Princess Pea's kitten is stuck in the top of a tree! The Super Readers jump into a book and meet Rapunzel, who is also stranded high up in her tower. When climbing Rapunzel's hair proves to be (ouch!) a hair-raising idea, the Prince works together with the Super Readers to come up with a brand new rescue plan! Princess Pea discovers the value of a helping hand. Educational Objectives: To learn you can accomplish a lot more with the help of your friends! The alphabet is uncovered, and young viewers practice the magic of spelling as well as use the power to read to change the story.