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KQED Plus: Thursday, January 9, 2014

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Thursday, January 9, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3113] (repeat) Tavis talks with one of America's most honored poets, commentators and educators, Nikki Giovanni. The world-renowned poet, writer and activist dissects her latest collection of poetry and prose, Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1004H] Mind Benders COLOUR BLEED - England/Poland
    A young creative and idealistic girl dreams of brighter days in a dim Eastern European city. Her fate is inextricably sealed when she crosses paths with a scheming and enigmatic old woman, who harbors a dark secret. A cold act of cruelty will fracture the very foundations of a city. Directed, written, produced, and edited by Peter Szewczyk. Peter has contributed his talents to the feature films Harry Potter, Shrek, Star Wars, Ice Age and Avatar. This is his directorial debut. Principal cast: Anna Barry and Milla Karkkainen.
    WEST OF THE MOON - USA
    The memory of a long lost love triggers an old man to recall the odd set of circumstances that led to his having a grenade as a heart and a monkey inside his head. A wildly inventive and visually amazing film inviting comparisons to the work of Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton. The film is directed by Brent Bonacorso and based on the book of children's essays entitled The Colored Monster Has No Mouth by Roger Omar. Principal cast: Jacob Whitkin, Michael Garbe, Amber Noelle, and Christopher Tomafelli. West of the Moon won the top prize at five film festivals in 2011.
    EGG BREAKERS - Germany
    A game of one-upmanship gets out of hand. In a surreal landscape two creatures learn that if eyelids were lips at the same time, they would also be able to lay eggs ... say what?! Animated by Emanuel Strixner.
    duration 26:09   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    This is Us [#310] Winchester Mystery House This is Us visits the Winchester Mystery House and profiles Charlie Sammut, a former police officer who is now one of the top animal trainers in show business. Charlie's best four-legged pal Josef was the MGM lion, the Dreyfus lion, and the model for Disney's Lion King. Also profiled are Greg Kihn, the Bay Area's top disc jockey, and artist Scott Weaver who has re-created the city of San Francisco in toothpicks. duration 28:04   STEREO
  • 1:30 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#804H] Tempe, AZ / Albuquerque, NM The Roadtrippers start out in Tempe, AZ, where they speak with Todd McFarlane, the creator of the best-selling comic book series Spawn, and Antoine's personal hero. The team is given encouraging advice by Todd to move away from the idea that they "need to have everything now." Next, the team heads to Albuquerque, NM, where they meet with lobbyist and co-founder of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Tom Rutherford. Afterward, as they head back on the Road, an unfortunate event happens-an unexpected mechanical issue leads the Green RV to catch fire. The Roadtrippers pull over and no one is seriously injured; but emotions are high as the stark realization sets in as to whether they'll be able to continue their journey. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Great Romances of the 20th Century [#204] Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh They were two of the biggest stars of stage and screen, and when they met both were married. Their affair was passionate and stormy, but survived the pressures of stardom and rivalry until Vivien Leigh contracted tuberculosis and gradually her whole personality began to change. duration 26:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 am
    As Time Goes By [#143] Jean and Lionel manage to survive an evening with Jean's intimidating sister-in-law (Moira Fraser). duration 29:10   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Keeping Up Appearances [#119] Country B.B.Q. Hyacinth borrows a holiday cottage in the country for the weekend and plans a small barbecue. Small, that is, only by comparison with the planning efforts used by Churchill in the last war. duration 29:21   TVPG
  • 3:30 am
    Last of the Summer Wine [#3007] In Which Romance Isn't Dead, Just Incompetent duration 29:16   TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Cafe, The [#114H] Reap What You Sow - Part 2 Is Richard doing the right thing? Has Richard chosen the right bride? Meanwhile, with the photos taken for the Weston brochure, it's time for Phil to leave Weston. Will his departure give Stan the courage to finally ask Carol the question he's been stalling on for so long? What will Carol's answer be? And will his parting words to his daughter inspire her to finally tell Richard how she really feels about him, even though by now it's surely it's too late. Isn't it....? duration 26:30   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 am
    Vicar of Dibley [#301] Autumn David's brother Simon returns to Dibley. But is he back to light up Geraldine's ife - or break her heart? Alice has put on four pounds in the last month and is worried her husband will think she's fat. duration 40:00  
  • 5:12 am
    Pegi & Neil Young's Concert for the Bridge School Organized by musician Neil Young and his wife, Pegi, the Bridge School Benefit Concert is an annual, all acoustic, non-profit charity event held every October at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Some of the biggest names in music participate in these concerts, and the 25th Anniversary held in October 2011 was no exception. Artists involved included Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Pearl Jam, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, The Who, Tom Petty, Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Pretenders, Ben Harper, Bonnie Raitt, The Dave Mathews Band, James Taylor, Tom Waits, Brain Wilson and many more. duration 36:33   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#214] Fearfest A big thunderstorm hits Animal Junction and Zoboo sees something frightening in the dark. But the scary creatures are just grizzly bear cubs! Martin and Chris tell their lemur friend all about grizzlies and other animals that seem scary - but really aren't. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1007H] Spooky Charms The Phantom Express - James tries to scare Percy by telling him that there's a ghost at Ulfstead Castle. Stephen reassures Percy that there is no such thing as ghosts, but James comes to the castle to try to scare them. Percy and Stephen end up falling into the moat! When James hears them whistling, he believes his own story and scares himself! Percy's Lucky Day - After a couple of mishaps, Percy feels like he has too much bad luck. Stephen lends Percy a lucky charm which helps him regain his confidence. But when Percy realizes that he doesn't have the charm with him, he has to find the confidence to help pull Bill and Ben back onto the rails without it. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4413H] Big Bird Nest Sale Snuffy helps Big Bird with his nest sale and accidentally sells Big Bird's teddy bear, Radar. Educational Objectives: Cognitive Reasoning, Emotional Development duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#213] Lost and Found/Basketball Blunders * Lost and Found: Daffodil's stuffed bunny, Bubbles, is missing and Daffodil blames Clifford. After totaling EE's bedroom, Bubbles turns up in the toy basket, and Daffodil must admit that she's been as careless as Clifford.
    * Basketball Blunders: EE and her friends think they have to take it easy when they play the kids on Mr. Solomon's wheelchair basketball team. But by the end of the game, they realize they've misjudged their abilities.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#134] Clifford Cleans His Room/Baby Makes Four * Clifford Cleans His Room - Clifford's good friends come over to help him clean out his doghouse, determined to get rid of all the old junk he no longer uses. But before long Clifford realizes that each item holds a special memory and can't be parted with. Mac thinks this is nonsense, until he is reminded of a memory in which he was included. He then understands, along with Clifford, that one dogs junk can be another dogs treasure.
    * Baby Makes Four - Jetta gets a new baby brother and at first is extremely proud to be a big sister. But when she realizes this means she will now have to share the spotlight with the baby, she goes all out to get back her position as the center of attention. She eventually learns, however, that being a good big sister is far more rewarding than being the star of the show.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#135H] Sid The Weatherman Sid wants to be a weatherman so he can decide what the weather will be every day. Sid and friends investigate weather and learn that weathermen don't control the weather, but they do have to know all about rain, sun, wind, and hot and cold temperatures! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    WordWorld [#122H] Play Ball/M Is for Map * Play Ball! - The WordFriends play an exciting game of baseball, but Robot has never played before. With some practice, and a lot of encouragement from his WordFriends, Robot learns the game and turns into a slugging machine!
    * M is for Map - After a fun day of adventuring through the jungle, Sheep and Bear discover they are lost - and it's almost dark! In their haste to get home before sunset, the WordFriends lose the letters to their map. They have to sound out and hunt down the letters in "map" - but with Adventure Sheep leading the way, nothing is ever easy!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#601H] School of Dance/Curious George Sounds Off * School of Dance - Little monkeys love to dance, which is why George can't wait for Allie's dance party. When Bill announces he's leaving town because he doesn't know how to dance the box step, George creates a footsteps dance step map to help. But you can't take a dance map to a party! How will Bill keep from stepping on toes without one?
    * Curious George Sounds Off - Chef Pisghetti is distraught: his chickens won't lay any eggs! After spending a night in the chicken coop, George discovers that the chickens aren't sleeping and are too tired to lay eggs. The noisy alley is the culprit. Will George's efforts to soundproof the chicken coop with recycled materials pay off with egg-cellent results?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#112H] You Should Be Dancing/Batty for Bats * You Should Be Dancing - Nick and Sally are planning to put on a show for their moms, but they can't finish their dance without falling down! The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet one of the best dancers in the world, Tango a bird of paradise! With a few costume changes and a little practice, Nick and Sally are finally able to show their moms their new dance!
    * Batty for Bats - Sally and Nick are playing a game of blindfolded freeze tag but they can't seem to find each other! Luckily the Cat has a friend who is always able to find his way in the dark. He takes them to meet Zapita, a bat who teaches the kids about echolocation. Now that Nick and Sally know how to listen to find their way, freeze tag has become a lot more fun!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Super Why! [#110Z] The Elves and the Shoemaker Whyatt has a secret admirer! The Super Readers visit the Elves and the Shoemaker and discover that the Shoemaker is just as curious about his own secret friends! The Super Readers help the Shoemaker write a note of his own, and Whyatt uncovers his mysterious admirer. Educational Objectives: To learn about making friends, explore the alphabet and rhyme with UN words. Kids will find that the power to read can change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#130] Long Claws/Tank's Sleep Over * Long Claws - Buddy, Tiny, Don and Mrs. Pteranodon head to the thicket to ask a Therizinosaurus family about their colossal claws. Mr. and Mrs. T strike a pose to demonstrate how they use their claws for self-defense, while their daughter, Teri, shows the kids her favorite practice spot.
    * Tank's Sleep Over - When Tank spends the night at Pteranodon Terrace, the last thing he wants to do is sleep. But as the night wears on, Don, Tiny and Shiny start to nod off, and Buddy tries to stay awake with Tank. Then Buddy realizes that Tank is worried about sleeping in a strange place, so Buddy and Mom help Tank feel at home so he can finally get to sleep.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4286H] Baby Bear Is Afraid of Bees Baby Bear and Abby are near a garden when a bee flies by. Baby Bear is filled with panic because he is afraid of bees! Chris reminds him that they are usually harmless when left alone, but Baby Bear doesn't care; he wants nothing to do with them. Abby suggests granting Baby Bear a wish so that he isn't afraid of bees. Abby points her wand at Baby Bear, but Chris, who is standing close by, also gets hits with her magic. Baby Bear and Chris both turn into bees! Oops! Abby doesn't know how to fix the spell. As Abby calls her mommy to find a solution, the bees put Chris and Baby Bear to work! But they don't understand what they need to do- how do bees help flowers? After talking to a bee, Baby Bear learns that bees are important because they collect pollen and nectar, and help living things grow. Later, Chris and Baby Bear find themselves in a beehive. They learn that bees make wax and honey and that honeycombs are shaped like a hexagon. By the time Baby Bear and Chris return to Sesame Street, Abby has learned how to undo the spell. She waves her magic wand, and Chris and Baby Bear turn back into themselves! In the end, Abby's spell really did work! Baby Bear is no longer afraid of bees. In fact, Baby Bear tells Abby all about how important and incredible bees really are! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1102] The Magic Words and Litterbot * The Magic Words: In her eagerness to play with her friends, Baby Bop forgets to say "please" and "thank you". Barney tells her that these two words can be magic--they are polite words to use and people feel good when they hear them. Baby Bop has a daydream where she just can't say the magic words no matter how hard she tries! After her daydream, she remembers to be polite and always use the magic words! Educational theme: Practicing good manners such as saying, "please" and "thank you." Music curriculum: Strolling musicians play a drum, flute, mandolin and tambourine.
    * Litterbot: Riff shares his dream of becoming an inventor with his friends. When Baby Bop's papers blow off the table and litter the park, Riff seizes the opportunity to show them his first invention. He invented something to pick up litter...the Litterbot! In the end, the robot malfunctions and creates even more trash. It's up to Barney and Baby Bop to teach Riff that they don't need a robot to clean up -they can clean up after themselves! Educational theme: Responsibility and environmental awareness.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#507H] Blast Off to Space Caillou Sharing the Rocketship: While shopping for a birthday present for Clementine, Caillou and Leo decide to go 'halvsies' on a toy shuttle. They try to share it, but squabbles inevitably arise. When Caillou worries that Leo isn't talking to him anymore he finally realizes his friendship is more important than any toy. Luckily for Caillou, Leo thinks so too! In the end, the boys decide to 'gift' the toy shuttle to Clementine - who is all too happy to receive it. Educational Objective: The importance of sharing; friendship. Coach Grandpa: Grandpa is coaching Caillou's soccer team, and Caillou really wants to impress his Grandpa. So when the team starts losing, and Caillou begins to bumble on the field, Caillou decides he doesn't want to play anymore. Grandpa explains that win or lose, it's all about having fun. He's proud of Caillou, no matter what. With renewed enthusiasm, Caillou rejoins the team to have fun playing the game. Educational Objective: Having fun at sports is more important than winning. The Safety Helper: Caillou is very proud when Miss Martin makes him "Safety Helper" for the day. He takes his job very seriously, and even prevents Jeffrey from going down the slide head-first. So when the job is passed on to Leo the next day, Caillou feels crushed... until he overhears some students repeating his safety lessons, and realizes they took his message to heart. Educational Objective: Learning that you don't need a badge in order to help others. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#910H] Just Being You duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Bob the Builder [#807H] Believe In Yourself Super Scrambler - Scrambler has been reading a book about the super-hero machine, Super-Smasher, and decides he wants to be just like him. The team is ready to start building a milking shed for Daisy - Farmer Pickles' prize cow. Scrambler sees a picture of Super-Smasher hauling bricks, and decides he has to be strong too! After a few mistakes and scaring Daisy, Scrambler realizes he's not a Super-Machine! He's just plain old Scrambler. Once the milking shed is complete, Daisy is missing. Scrambler thinks about what he should do - not what Super-Smasher should do. Following Scrambler's lead, the machines slowly lead Daisy and another cow Delores back to the shed. Scrambler tells his friends Daisy and Delores can be... the Super-Milking-Team! Roley's Weather Rap - Bob is building a weather station for Brad Rad, and Roley is making up a surfing rap for Brad's weather announcements! Bob, Wendy and Dizzy begin to assemble the weather station. As they put together the different instruments, they find out more about the weather. Roley uses this information to devise a catchy rap, and races off to make his announcement. The weather station is now predicting a storm, which means Brad and the Kids are in danger, and it's all Roley's fault! Brad makes an announcement and the children swim in just before the storm arrives. The next day, Roley makes another weather announcement, instead of rapping, he delivers it plain and simple: which, he's learned, is much safer! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#114H] The Lost Egg/Hold On Tight * The Lost Egg - The kids are decorating the tree house for a party. The Cat knows the world's most fantabulous decorator: Stan the bower bird! Stan teaches the kids how to decorate with almost anything--shells, leaves, and pebbles. Now they can have a party in their own fantabulously decorated tree house!
    * Hold on Tight - Nick is trying to hang onto the monkey bars but can't. The Cat takes him and Sally to meet the best holder-on-ever, his tiny little friend Larry the limpet. After shrinking down to limpet size, Nick and Sally learn how to hang onto the rocks with the help of natural hand- and footholds, some sticky stuff on their feet, and plain old perseverance. Now Nick knows that in order to stay on the monkey bars, he needs to keep trying!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#214] Fearfest A big thunderstorm hits Animal Junction and Zoboo sees something frightening in the dark. But the scary creatures are just grizzly bear cubs! Martin and Chris tell their lemur friend all about grizzlies and other animals that seem scary - but really aren't. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#117H] Elephant in the Room The brothers come across a lone baby elephant and bring him back to the Tortuga HQ for safety until they can find his mom. But they learn how mischievous baby elephants can be and get more than they bargained for when it almost destroys the Tortuga! As they rush to get the baby elephant home, the WildKratts team realizes that animals have different structures that serve various functions in growth and survival. And an elephant's trunk is like the multipurpose tool of "creature features" with hundreds of uses, including: showering, blasting water, grabbing, lifting, communicating, "hearing", pushing and pulling. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#1304] Macfrensky/The Good The Bad and the Binky * MacFrensky - When Francine and Brain are locked in a stiff competition to win student of the month, Muffy talks Francine into "borrowing" Buster's toy and letting Brain take the blame for it. As the lies grow and the prize gets closer, however, Francine's guilt increases. Can she come clean and wash her hands of this dastardly deed?
    * The Good, the Bad and the Binky - As Emily's new babysitter, Binky introduces his charge to the world of pro-wrestling and teaches her some fierce moves. But when Emily starts ruffling the feathers of other pre-schoolers on the playground, Binky worries he hasn't been the best role model. Can Binky restore Emily to her former, tea-party loving self?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#404H] Martha's Market/Bye Bye Burger Boy Martha's Market - Martha pitches in to run Tio Jorge's market when everyone else is busy. Will Martha and her canine coworkers be able to satisfy their customers' needs? Or is a staff of dogs in a store full of food a recipe for trouble? Vocabulary: (E) market, stock, inventory, display, order. Bye Bye Burger Boy - Burger Boy, the gang's favorite childhood restaurant, is going out of business. Can Martha and Friends' advertising campaign save their local eatery? Or are they doomed because of competition from the newest burgerchain in town, Big Burgertorium? VocabularY: (E) business, customer, commercial, advertistement, market(ing). duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    WordGirl [#304H] The Pretty Princess and Mr. Big Power Hour/Clean Up in Aisle Eleven * Remote Control - WordGirl's wildest dream has come true: she's part of an episode of Pretty Princess. It seems like the perfect situation until we realize the villainous Mr. Big is behind this scheme. WordGirl must escape the grips of Mr. Big's remote control in order to save the city.
    * Clean Up In Aisle Eleven - Bob agrees to be a "substitute WordGirl" for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the grocery store while Becky participates in the debate club. When Lady Redundant Woman and her clones stage a heist that's beyond Huggy's control, Becky must choose between the debate club and her quest for justice.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#202H] Race for the Hippo Disc When Chris and Martin accidentally lose a Power Disc on the African savannah, the Wild Kratts goes into crisis mode to find the disc before it gets into the hands of Zach Varmitech. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33007] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, hopes are rising that tomorrow's jobs report will come in better than expected. But is what's good for Main Street also good for Wall Street? And, why some credit card companies are sending you your credit score along with your monthly bill. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Doc Martin: Revealed This special features behind-the-scenes footage from the newest Doc Martin series (Season 6) shot on location in Port Isaac, Cornwall, England. Viewers get inside access to the actors and crew as they film sequences on the balcony at Large's Restaurant and in the nearby pub that doubles for the Crab & Lobster. duration 1:28:10   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:30 pm
    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
  • 10:00 pm
    Blenko 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
  • 11:30 pm
    Music Voyager [#106] Dancehall Marathon The most popular music in Jamaica today is the hard-edged sounds of dancehall. In this episode, Edgar experiences the power of the movement first hand at the Reggae Sumfest and Fully Loaded festivals. Top stars Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer and others tear up the stage as capacity crowds express their appreciation with homemade flamethrowers and explicit dance moves. Edgar visits legendary producer King Jammy at his studio for some insight into the early days of the dancehall sound. At Sumfest, Edgar brings viewers behind-the-scenes to the backstage chaos and the culinary delights (chicken foot stew anyone?) of the festival. Music Voyager takes to the streets for an inspiring visit to Flankers, a poor neighborhood where local kids offer hope for the future and show us some amazing dance moves. We close the episode with a visit to the home and studio of Chino and Steven MacGregor, scorching young dancehall talents, who treat us to some jerk chicken and invite us into their recording studio to hear some dancehall works in progress. duration 26:30   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3114] (repeat) Tavis talks with political theorist and best-selling author Dr. Benjamin Barber. The City University of New York senior research scholar unpacks his latest text, If Mayors Ruled the World. Tavis also talks with Oscar- and Emmy-nominated actress Mary McDonnell. The two-time Oscar nominee talks about her role as Capt. Raydor, first seen in The Closer and now in the spin-off series, Major Crimes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    Natural Heroes [#502] A Simple Question: The Story of Straw An inspiring film about Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed (STRAW). Starting as a fourth grade class project and one child's question, "What can we do to save an endangered species?" STRAW evolved into a remarkable program that has restored over 20 miles of habitat, galvanized the local community, and led to significant educational innovation, illustrating the power of a child's curiosity and a teacher who honored it. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
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