TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
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KQED Plus: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Comcast 10 • Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2
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12:00 amTavis Smiley [#3170] Tavis talks with award-winning journalist Miriam Pawel. The Pulitzer Prize winner explains her interest in the charismatic leader about whom she writes in her latest text, The Crusades of Cesar Chavez. Tavis also chats with guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan. The 4-time Grammy nominee demonstrates his extraordinary guitar sound with a performance of a track from his "Friends" CD. duration 26:46 STEREO
12:30 amKQED NEWSROOM [#122H] State Sen. Yee Arrested, UCSF Chancellor Stepping Down and Push Dance Co. Explores Bayview Transformation
State Sen. Leland Yee Arrested in FBI Sting
An FBI probe erupted Wednesday with raids and the arrests of state Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco, and Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, on public corruption charges. The incident has sent shock waves throughout California. Friday the state Senate suspended Yee, along with two other Democratic senators embroiled in scandal, and Yee has dropped his bid to run for secretary of state.
•Scott Detrow, KQED Sacramento bureau chief
•Marisa Lagos, San Francisco Chronicle
•Nathan Halverson, UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program
• State Senate Votes to Suspend Yee, Calderon and Wright
• Money Talks: The FBI's Bribe Strategy in Yee, Calderon Cases
• A Reporter's Guide to the FBI Affidavit on State Sen. Leland Yee
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann To Head Gates Foundation
When Susan Desmond-Hellmann was chosen five years ago as the first female chancellor in the history of UC San Francisco, she was in charge of drug development at Genentech. She took over the $4 billion UCSF enterprise — including its schools of medicine, dentistry and nursing, along with cutting-edge research — at time of severe university budget cuts. Desmond-Hellman leaves UCSF at the end of this month to head up the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle. The outgoing chancellor sat down with Scott Shafer to talk about her UCSF tenure and future.
• Desmond-Hellmann Steps Down as UCSF Chancellor Today
Push Dance Company Explores Bayview Tranformation
A new piece about the transformation of the Bayview-Hunters Point area in San Francisco by the Push Dance Company, known for its focus on social issues, premieres this weekend. While longtime residents have been waiting for years for the toxic cleanup of the former naval shipyard, the improvements could come with a cost. Some fear they may be pushed out of what has been a predominately African-American, working class neighborhood for nearly a century.
• Point Shipyard Project Tells Bayview's Gentrification Story duration 27:46 STEREO
1:00 amNew Tricks [#902Z] Old School Ties When the body of young PE teacher Jason Bowe is discovered in woodlands adjoining a prestigious boarding school, UCOS are asked to investigate the case quickly and discreetly. However, with the school busy preparing for a visit by prominent MP Geoffrey Parks, its headmistress is less than happy about the UCOS team's presence there. When Standing makes a discovery about another teacher, the team realizes that they're dealing with a much wider and more complicated series of crimes that go back many years. Meanwhile, Standing pushes Pullman to find a replacement for Halford, and Lane struggles to cope with the secret he's been keeping. duration 52:14 STEREO
2:00 amFather Brown [#114H] The Shadow of the Scaffold Violet Fernsley, convicted of killing her pig farmer husband whose body has never been found, is given a temporary reprieve from the gallows when she claims she is pregnant. The pregnancy test gives Father Brown three days to find the real killer. When her husband's finger turns up in a pig's stomach, it points to a serial killer amongst the family. duration 46:36 STEREO TVPG
3:00 amDeath In Paradise [#118H] The Wrong Man DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) joins the team, which is called to investigate a murder on a film set. duration 54:17 STEREO TVPG
4:00 amMasterpiece Mystery! [#4119H] Zen: Cabal What does an honest cop do when his bosses are on the side of the lawbreakers? Outwitting prosecutors, politicians, mobsters and run-of-the-mill kidnappers and killers, Detective Aurelio Zen (Rufus Sewell) brings justice to modern-day Italy, whether the authorities want it or not. The episodes are based on the bestselling novels by Michael Dibdin. Vendetta A killer is on a vendetta-fuelled rampage against those who wrongly imprisoned him, including a cop who had almost nothing to do with it: Aurelio Zen. Can Zen juggle staying alive, investigating a politically-charged murder, and courting his new officemate, Tania, at the same time? Cabal A disgraced aristocrat jumps off a bridge. Or was he pushed? As usual, Zen gets mixed signals from his scheming bosses: the Ministry of Justice wants a ruling of suicide, while a powerful-and beautiful-prosecutor hints that Zen had better start looking for the murderer. Ratking When a wealthy industrialist and political party funder is kidnapped, Zen is asked to get the hostage back alive at any cost. Meanwhile, his tyrannical new boss jeopardizes Zen's burgeoning affair with Tania. duration 1:40:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
5:30 amAdventures of Sherlock Holmes [#110] Pennsylvania Gun Watson and Holmes go to Sussex to investigate the gruesome death of Squire John Douglas; the weapon was a Pennsylvania sawed-off shotgun. Mr. Morell and Mrs. Douglas are suspected, but Holmes finds out John Douglas was not murdered. duration 26:54 TVG
6:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#114H] Thank You, Grandpere Tiger!/Neighborhood Thank You Day * Thank You, Grandpere Tiger! - Grandpere Tiger comes to visit, but is only in town for a short while. Daniel is sad that Grandpere can't come to the special Thank You Day celebration later that day. Daniel learns to be thankful for the time they DO have together, and is then surprised when Grandpere appears at the celebration after all!
* Neighborhood Thank You Day - The neighborhood celebrates Thank You Day by putting notes in the Thank You Tree. Daniel has trouble deciding what to put in his note. Then, when a gust of wind blows the notes off of the tree, Mr. McFeely saves the day by catching and delivering everybody's thank you notes! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amDinosaur Train [#108H] One Big Dinosaur/Play Date with Annie * One Big Dinosaur - Tiny and Buddy visit a dinosaur family called Argentinosaurus, some of the biggest land creatures ever! The kids find out there are great things about being really big, and that it's also great being their own size.
* Play Date with Annie - Buddy is excited that his friend Annie Tyrannosaurus is coming to the Pteranodon nest to visit and play with them. After Tiny feels left out, Buddy and Annie show her that they can all be friends! duration 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:00 amPeg + Cat [#111H] The Slop Problem/The Birthday Present Problem The Slop Problem - The Farm. Peg and Cat enlist the Teens to help them figure out how to clean filthy farm animals of various sizes. Primary Content: More, less; Secondary Content: Counting by fives up to 25.
The Birthday Present Problem - Peg's House/Pirate Island/Prehistoric Valley/The Purple Planet/Fairytale Land/The Giants' House. Peg and Cat gather 30 rocks from their favorite lands to give Peg's Mom for her 30th birthday. Primary Content: Counting by fives up to 30; Secondary Content: Time, using a calendar. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:30 amBob the Builder [#705H] Being Your Best Night Time Scratch - Scratch is so excited about today's job, installing the floodlights at the football ground, that he has hardly slept a wink the night before. During the build, Scratch is disappointed to find out that the floodlights will be tested after his bedtime. Frantic to be allowed to stay up, Scratch asks if he can have a nap during the day so he will be rested for that night. Bob agrees. Finally, Scratch does nap - but not for nearly long enough. And when he is entrusted with the job of getting a cable for the floodlights, he falls asleep on the way! He realizes how important having enough sleep is and after being impressed at seeing the floodlights being tested, it's home - and straight to bed! High Time for Lofty - After a wild and windy night in Fixham, Bob and his team are clearing up in the yard. Lofty is trying to avoid getting splashed by Muck and Dizzy, who are having fun in the puddles. Dizzy teases Lofty that he's afraid of water, but Lofty pretends he isn't! At the harbor, Lofty hurries to finish his job. Dizzy drives out onto the new pier, and notices the water is getting closer. She gets trapped and Lofty tries to save her. Dizzy thinks Lofty was very brave to rescue her, and he even manages to play a bit of the splashing game, now he's happy to get wet! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:00 amClifford's Puppy Days [#112] Sing-A-Song Norville/ Tell Me A Tale * Sing-A-Song Norville - After encouraging Norville to practice his singing, it's up to Clifford to find a way to tell his friend his constant singing is inconsiderate.
* Tell Me A Tale - A snowstorm keeps Shun, Emily Elizabeth and Nina from going outside to play. Shun thinks of a fun way to relieve their boredom.