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KQED Plus: Saturday, March 29, 2014

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Saturday, March 29, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis 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 am
    KQED 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.

    Guests:
    •Scott Detrow, KQED Sacramento bureau chief
    •Marisa Lagos, San Francisco Chronicle
    •Nathan Halverson, UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program

    Further Reporting:
    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.

    Further Reporting:
    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.

    Further Reporting:
    Point Shipyard Project Tells Bayview's Gentrification Story
    duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 1:00 am
    New 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 am
    Father Brown [#114H] The Shadow of the Scaffold A convicted killer begs Father Brown to prove her innocence within three days. duration 46:36   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Death 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 am
    Masterpiece 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 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Adventures 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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Daniel 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 am
    Dinosaur 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 am
    Peg + Cat [#111] 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 am
    Bob 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 am
    Clifford'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.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#120] Clifford On Parade/Follow The Leader * Clifford on Parade - Emily and Charley are having a hard time deciding what kind of float to make for the annual Birdwell Parade. With a little help from Clifford, they learn the importance of compromise.
    * Follow the Leader - Cleo has a hard time giving up her role as " leader" in a game of Follow The Leader, but soon learns that playing with friends is more fun when everyone cooperates and takes turns with one another.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#315] Caillou Outdoors! * Shoo, Shoo Bird, Fly Away - When birds keep eating the seeds in Mommy and Caillou's newly planted garden, they come up with the idea of making a scarecrow. It's fun picking out the clothes and drawing pictures for the face too. Caillou even imagines he's a scarecrow himself! When they are finished their scarecrow Rosie's noisy pie plates prove to be the final ingredient needed to scare away the birds!
    * Caillou's Road Trip - One fine day the family is going on a car trip. Daddy says he doesn't know where they're going, they'll just see what they can find. Caillou thinks this is very strange and isn't sure it will be any fun at all. After playing a car game, they stop at a gas station for lunch and Caillou sees a really big truck. Then they ride on a ferry boat, and the captain lets Caillou blow the horn. Caillou decides that car trips are even more fun when you don't know where you're going!
    * Caillou and the Dragon - There's a special visitor at Caillou's playschool - a boy named Alan who has Down's Syndrome. Caillou helps him with the things he has trouble with, like climbing and swinging on the swings. Then, when Caillou and his friends put on a little play Alan brings the house down as a very believable dragon. Caillou realizes that Alan has his own special talent - acting!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#122H] Koala Balloon Martin and Chris must protect a young koala stranded in the Australian Outback, and help him get back to his Eucalyptus forest habitat. On their quest to return the adorable animal home, the brothers discover lots of interesting facts about how animals are specialized to their own environment, and with some tips from an intrepid desert dweller called the thorny devil, they must survive the desert crossing and bring the koala home. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#401] Personal Trainer/Sprout Outing * Personal Trainer - Professor Wiseman has generous sponsors for an exciting expedition if she completes a fund-raising footrace. But her first practice run is a disaster and she's about to give up until George volunteers to help her train. He's a great runner, so this should be easy, right? Not so! The first day of training leaves Professor Wiseman exhausted, thirsty and bored. George learns there is a lot to training as he becomes expert on stretching, keeping hydrated, and pacing yourself. But can he transfer all this to Professor Wiseman and find that secret ingredient that will keep her motivated to stay the course and finish the race?
    * Sprout Outing - George has just been made an Honorary Junior Sprout of Country County and is thrilled to be on his first trip with the troop, especially since the Man with the Yellow Hat is the new Sprout Master. The plan is for a nice, relaxed vegetation exploration at the Incredible Edible Arboretum, but things don't go as planned! First, the troop gets lost following Assistant Sprout Master Bill's directions, then George gets separated from the rest and discovers a man sawing branches off a tree. That's in violation of Sprout's rules, and George decides he needs to be stopped! Will George be able to prevent this man from harming more trees and earn his Sprout stripes along the way?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#113H] Maps/Termite Towers * Maps - Nick and Sally are pretending to be pirates. The Cat takes them on a real pirate adventure by following a treasure map! They use landmarks to find their way to a real pirate treasure: parchment paper and ink pens to make their own pirate maps!
    * Termite Towers - Sally and Nick just can't seem to keep their block tower from toppling over. The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet some expert tower builders: the termites! After shrinking down to bug-size, they learn from Terry termite how to build a tower that won't wiggle and wobble. With some engineering tips from a termite, Sally and Nick can build their block tower higher than before!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    This Old House [#3319H] Arlington Italianate Project 2014/House Vs. Nature Roger removes a hydrangea with roots are undermining the foundation. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique offers strategies for working with potentially messy red paint. Kevin sees the damage hail can do to a house when IBHS conducts the first-ever indoor hailstorm. Tom goes the extra mile to keep water at bay in the basement. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Ask This Old House [#1201H] Replacing An Old Door/Hot Water Without Waiting The 12th season of ATOH begins with Kevin teaching the guys how to use Twitter. Tom replaces an old, rusted bulkhead door. Richard discusses several ways to get hot water without waiting. And the guys ask, "What is it?" duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3330H] duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3214H] duration 27:30   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    KQED 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.

    Guests:
    •Scott Detrow, KQED Sacramento bureau chief
    •Marisa Lagos, San Francisco Chronicle
    •Nathan Halverson, UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program

    Further Reporting:
    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.

    Further Reporting:
    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.

    Further Reporting:
    Point Shipyard Project Tells Bayview's Gentrification Story
    duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 1:30 pm
    The Trial of Edward Snowman What if Edward Snowden were tried? UC Hastings Professor Evan Lee moderates this special, which presents the hypothetical trial in absentia of "Edward Snowman" (based on Edward Snowden).
    Participants:
    Gen. Michael Hayden, Former Director, NSA & CIA; < br>Prof. David Cole, top expert on national security versus civil liberties;
    Charles Savage, Pulitzer-Prize winning New York Times reporter and expert on the NSA program;
    Former US Attorney Joe Russoniello;
    Top defense lawyer Abbe Lowell;
    Former US District Judge Nancy Gertner.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    This is Us [#601H] Belva Davis duration 26:21   STEREO
  • 3:00 pm
    Revolutionaries [#203H] Turing's Cathedral Legendary science historian George Dyson vividly recreates the beginnings of our digital universe with captivating stories of focused experimentation, mathematical insight and pure creative genius. Computer History Museum's John Hollar leads Dyson in a wide-ranging conversation on the birth of computers, digital television, modern genetics and more. duration 53:10   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#312H] Public Schools for Sale? Public education has become big business. Privatizing schools could yield profits worth hundreds of billions. Diane Ravitch says that has to stop. As an assistant secretary of education under the first President Bush, she was an advocate of school choice and charter schools and supported the No Child Left Behind initiative of the second President Bush. But after careful investigation, she changed her mind, and has become, according to Salon.com, "the nation's highest profile opponent" of charter-based education.
    On this week's program, she tells Bill Moyers, "Privatizing public education is not a good project. [Instead] we should all do what we can to, first of all, address the most serious problem in America, which is the huge gaps of income, the huge inequalities gap in both wealth and income."
    She believes, "Where our public schools are in trouble it's because the community's in trouble. And instead of breaking up public schools and sending the kids off into the hands of some entrepreneurs, we should be addressing those problems, the needs and problems of the children."
    Public education, she says, "is one of the foundation stones of our democracy. So an attack on public education is an attack on democracy."
    Diane Ravitch is America's preeminent historian of public education. Her newest book is Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 pm
    Panetta Institute Lectures [#901] War and Peace: 100 Years Since World War I Nicholas Burns, former under secretary of state for political affairs, Michele Flournoy, former under secretary of defense for policy, and Admiral James Stavridis, former supreme allied commander, NATO and former commander of the United States European Command discuss the issues. Secretary Panetta moderates. duration 1:29:28   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#406H] Milan and Lake Como No trip to Italy is complete without Milan and Lake Como. In Milan we'll take a peek at Italy's highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery and greatest opera house - not to mention Leonardo's Last Supper. Then we'll cruise along Lake Como, settling down in the lakeside village of Varenna, classic honeymoon country, where Italy meets the Alps. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#513H] Iran:Tehran and Side Trips As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history...and mystery. Visiting Tehran, Shariz, Persepolis, and a small village, we'll get a rare present-day look at of some of civilization's most important historical sites, and a sense of Iran's 21st century culture. From architecture and art to faith and everyday living, "Iran, Yesterday and Today" is all about the eye-opening gift of travel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Agatha Christie's Poirot [#209] The Kidnapped Prime Minister Poirot is called in at the highest level when the British Prime Minister is kidnapped in France en route to a disarmament conference. The kidnap has been preceded by a gun attack on the PM as he traveled down on the boat train after seeing the King at Windsor. With only 32 hours to go before the conference is due to start, Poirot confounds the government by refusing to cross the channel and pursuing his investigation in England. duration 51:13   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1609H] Pittsburgh, PA - Hour Three In Pittsburgh, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Arlie Sulka at the Carnegie Museum of Art to explore the striking, vibrantly colored vases, bottles and jars made by glass master Maurice Marinot. Highlights include a collection of correspondence between members of the Kennedy family and JFK's former personal secretary; a circa 1928 Art Deco jade sapphire ring; and a 1946 oil painting by Rockwell Kent, along with an inherited letter from the artist, valued at $150,000 to $250,000. duration 56:16   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3405Z] Hever Castle 2 duration 27:33   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#105] duration 29:07   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 pm
    Sherlock Holmes [#401] The Sign of Four - Part 1 For months Holmes has been in the grip of the dreadful frustration of enforced inactivity. But, with the entrance of Mary Morstan, begins the adventure which Watson will later record as THE SIGN OF FOUR. The mysterious disappearance of her father years before, and an annual gift from an anonymous benefactor intrigues Holmes enough to become involved in the case. duration 54:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Sherlock Holmes [#402] The Sign of Four - Part Two Following the case of Mary Morstan, an apparently wronged heiress, Holmes comes across eccentric twin brothers - one soon murdered in a locked room - a missing treasure, and a one-legged man with a very small companion. A breathless chase up the river Thames by boat gets Holmes the answer to the mystery he's been seeking. Special appearance by John Thaw (Inspector Morse). duration 56:28   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3803H] Bonnie Raitt/Mavis Staples Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples showcase classic R&B, blues and pop. Raitt presents songs from her latest album Slipstream, while Staples performs songs from You Are Not Alone and Staple Singers classics. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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