TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
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KQED Plus: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Comcast 10 • Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2
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12:00 amTavis Smiley [#3205] Tavis concludes his 2-part visit with comedian and filmmaker Mel Brooks, who has stories to tell in the conclusion of his conversation. duration 26:46 STEREO
12:30 amKQED NEWSROOM [#128H] Local Races in the June Primary, 'Coming Back with Wes Moore' and Fire Season Updates
Local Races In The June Primary
The June primary is less than three weeks away and it's crunch time for local candidates running for office and for groups pushing ballot measures. In San Jose, residents will vote for a new mayor. San Francisco and the East Bay are battlegrounds for key state and congressional races. Also in San Francisco, a fight over waterfront development regulations is on the ballot.
• Scott Shafer, KQED
• C.W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle
• Terry Christensen, San Jose State University
• Republicans Donnelly, Kashkari Face Off in Talk Show Debate
• Public Safety Top Issue in San Jose Mayoral Campaign
• California Proposition Guide
'Coming Back with Wes Moore'
As revelations about delays in medical care for veterans continue to surface, a new three-part documentary series takes a look at the struggles -- and successes -- of combat veterans. "Coming Back with Wes Moore", offers an unflinching yet hopeful journey into the lives of soldiers returning home from war.
An early heat wave and the statewide drought are contributing to concerns that a particularly severe fire season faces the state. With several wildfires already burning in southern California, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) is already at its peak staffing level for the south and will ramp up to full staffing levels in the north within two weeks.
• Paul Rogers, KQED/San Jose Mercury News
• New Evacuations Ordered in San Diego County Wildfires
• Bay Area Wilts Under Record High Temps
• It's Hot, Our Air Is Bad, and Watch Out for Fire
duration 27:46 STEREO
1:00 amNew Tricks [#909Z] Glasgow UCOS Standing and McAndrew travel to Glasgow, where a new UCOS section is being established. While there, they agree to help investigate the unsolved murder of a bookie called James Soutar, and the case brings McAndrew face-to-face with an old adversary. duration 51:54 STEREO
2:00 amMidsomer Murders [#701H] The Green Man, Part One Sgt. Troy (Daniel Casey) sadly leaves the Midsomer team in this episode, though not before having to cope with some dramatic events. Troy wins a promotion to inspector but before he can decide on his future, the Midsomer canal tunnel collapses during a restoration project, revealing ancient human bones with a recent skeleton hidden among them. As Barnaby investigates, Troy is sent to the woods near Midsomer Worthy where Tom (David Bradley), has been attacked by a group of youths. Then one of the teenagers is caught in a man trap and shot dead. Is Tom responsible? duration 47:19 STEREO TVPG
2:48 amMidsomer Murders [#702H] The Green Man, Part Two Sgt. Troy (Daniel Casey) sadly leaves the Midsomer team in this episode, though not before having to cope with some dramatic events. Troy wins a promotion to inspector but before he can decide on his future, the Midsomer canal tunnel collapses during a restoration project, revealing ancient human bones with a recent skeleton hidden among them. As Barnaby investigates, Troy is sent to the woods near Midsomer Worthy where Tom (David Bradley), has been attacked by a group of youths. Then one of the teenagers is caught in a man trap and shot dead. Is Tom responsible? duration 46:38 STEREO TVPG
3:36 amSherlock Holmes [#203] The Musgrave Ritual On visiting Reginald Musgrave, a friend of Holmes' from university, an ancient ritual leads to the disappearance of Brunton, the butler. Sherlock Holmes, with the help of Dr. Watson, discovers the origins of the ritual and tries to uncover the butler's secret and the mystery of the long lost crown of King Charles I. duration 51:42 STEREO TVG
4:30 amAdventures of Sherlock Holmes [#117] Cunningham Heritage After his return from Afghanistan, Dr. Watson meets Sherlock Holmes and is recruited as his assistant. Together they investigate a murder, with a young lady as the prime suspect. Holmes finds the real murderer and learns his motive. duration 26:58 TVG
5:00 amPacific Heartbeat [#303H] Hula: The Merrie Monarch's Golden Celebration This program takes a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the 50th annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii. The Festival is Hawaii's most significant cultural event and showcases the ancient art of hula for a global audience. This program highlights the hard work, dedication and spirit of the Festival participants. duration 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#119H] Daniel Gets A Shot/A Stormy Night Daniel Gets a Shot - Daniel has an appointment at the doctor today and he has to get a shot. He is very apprehensive and does not want to go. So Daniel asks Mom Tiger questions about the shot, and she shares her trick for staying brave in scary situations. And Daniel finds that the shot was not so bad after all! A Stormy Night - Daniel and O the Owl are having fun playing outside in the rain until a thunderstorm builds up and worries them. When Mom Tiger teaches them to think of something happy, O and Daniel learn that the thunderstorm is not so scary after all! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amDinosaur Train [#207H] The Earthquake/Nursery Car * Mom takes the kids on a playdate with Tank Triceratops to the desert, where they meet a distant relative of Tank's, an early Ceratopsian named Penelope Protoceratops. The Conductor points out that Penelope lives in a part of the world that gets a lot of earthquakes, and sure enough, the kids experience their first quake with Penelope. Mom and the Conductor have prepared the kids with excellent advice about what to do in an earthquake, so everyone does fine.
* When the family rides the Dinosaur Train, they learn that a new car has been added - a Nursery Car, with dozens of eggs in little, padded nests, attended by their expectant moms and dads. The kids watch the eggs hatch, and try to guess which hatchling goes with which dinosaur parent. duration 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:00 amPeg + Cat [#117H] The Perfect Ten Problem/The Long Line Problem The Perfect Ten Problem - TV Show Set. Peg and Cat are judging a singing competition in which all performers must get a rating of exactly ten stars. Primary Content: Adding to 10; Secondary Content: The number 0.
The Long Line Problem - The Purple Planet. While waiting in a long line, Peg and Cat try to help Richard realize his dream of being first in line for the first time. Primary Content: Ordinal numbers, using a number line; Secondary Content: Positional relationships (in front of/behind), counting to 20. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:30 amBob the Builder [#708H] Having Fun Muck's Beach Tower - It's a day at the beach and Muck decides to build a castle! Bob realizes that the lifeguard tower needs a foundation made out of boulders so he calls Muck for help. Muck is determined to do both her job and build the castle. Muck mistakenly thinks she must have put her extra boulders in the lifeguard tower foundation and so takes some out to build her castle with. When Brad tries out the finished tower, it tips over! She demolishes her castle and uses the wood and extra boulders to build a ramp for Lofty to rescue Brad. Well done, Muck! Scrambler's Stage Surprise - The storm has damaged the control booth and lighting rig at the theatre. The play opens tonight, so the team has to work fast to get them repaired! The new control desk arrives at the theatre. When Lofty is on the stage, they start pressing buttons. First, scenery moves, then smoke billows from the wings and Lofty is terrified! The stage is too scary! He whizzes off to get away! Scrambler arrives, and he goes onto the stage to see what has frightened Lofty. At that moment, Bob and Wendy test the new control desk! The machines are frightened, especially Scrambler! He realizes it must have been him that frightened Lofty! He has to find him! In the countryside, Lofty hears Scrambler, and zooms out, scaring him to death! Scrambler said it was him making all those things happen on stage. They return to the theatre, and Lofty finishes the job. The show will go on! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:00 amClifford's Puppy Days [#108] Nina's Perfect Party/Just The Right Size * Nina's Perfect Party - Nina's perfectly planned birthday party gets flooded out at the T-shirt shop. Can Emily Elizabeth come up with a great idea to save Nina's birthday?
* Just The Right Size - Mrs. Howard can't find her car keys before Emily Elizabeth's recital, and Daffodil tells Clifford he is too small to help.