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KQED Plus: Monday, May 1, 2017

Channels 9.2 •  54.1, 25.2 | XFINITY 10 and HD 710

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Monday, May 1, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Journeys In India [#202H] Jodhpur: India's Queen of the Desert No city in the Great Thar Desert of West India has had the sway that Jodhpur had. Giant forts, impressive palaces and a legendary royal hero that frees his people from tyrannical outsiders all make this a fascinating historic romp. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Science Goes to the Movies [#102H] The Imitation Game and Into The Woods The Imitation Game and Into the Woods. With special guest, cryptologist Rosario Genarro, we discuss pattern recognition in the work of both Alan Turing and Stephen Sondheim. Co-hosts: Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin. duration 26:43   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#3201] Animal Misfits Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature's misfits, odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story of evolution, yet somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. "Animal Misfits" reveals some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their chosen way of life. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Sea of Creepy Monsters The Lembeh Strait, located north of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, is a hotspot of marine biodiversity. Countless amazing creatures thrive in the underwater landscape found here. Over a period of 4 years, two wildlife filmmakers captured hundreds of hours of footage including some behavior never-before caught on camera. For instance, they were able to shoot an anglerfish swallowing a lionfish - a scene resembling Godzilla gulping down Dracula!
    In this fascinating documentary, macro cinematography brings viewers up-close with incredible creatures. Some of this sea life is barely visible to the naked eye, such as a gorgeously colored sea slug - just a few millimeters long, and the pigmy sea horse, which only grows to about two centimeters long. Some of these animals make themselves virtually undetectable by employing masterful camouflage.
    The filefish, for example, cleverly conceals itself among soft corals, moving with the rhythm of the water as if it were a part of the coral. The octopus masters an even more astonishing trick - changing its appearance not only by varying the color of its skin but also its texture. The Lembeh Strait also harbors many animals still unknown to science, including one of the world's rarest octopi - a quaint, hairy creature that can pass itself off as a bundle of fibrous algae.
    As the program title implies, there are also menacing species to be seen. These include a member of the frogfish family with a natural "fishing rod" attached to its body - actually, a flap of skin disguised as a tasty worm - which it uses to capture its unsuspecting prey! The mantis shrimp caught on film are called "thumb breakers" by fishermen as they can deliver a blow strong enough to break a bone. From elegant seahorses, to mantis shrimp and deadly mini-octopi, this is a rare underwater documentary where the images remain long after the program has ended.
    duration 51:08   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:55 am
    Man & Beast with Martin Clunes [#101H] Martin Clunes journeys the world investigating the extraordinary relationship between humans and animals. In episode one he travels to Nepal, then on to Ko Yao Noi Island and northern Japan. duration 46:01   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:43 am
    Man & Beast with Martin Clunes [#102H] In episode two, Martin examines pet ownership in Japan, meets the owners of small birds called bubuls in Thailand, and joins in swan-upping on the Thames. duration 46:01   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:32 am
    Liberating A Continent: John Paul II and the Fall Of Communism One of history's greatest examples of the triumph of spiritual power over violence and oppression is vividly recounted in Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism, a new documentary film that poignantly captures the intricate role played by John Paul in the collapse of Communism and the liberation of central and Eastern Europe. Featuring the unique insights of intellectual and cultural leaders such as papal biographer George Weigel; esteemed Polish historian Norman Davies; Carl Anderson, Vice President of John Paul II Institute, Washington D.C.; John Paul's lifelong assistant Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz; Reagan National Security Advisor, Richard Allen; Polish Prime Minister Hanna Suchoka and many others - this inspiring film gives an inside look at the improbable downfall of one of history's most brutal regimes. Narrated by Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ and Person of Interest) and with original music by Joe Kraemer (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher) this is the incredible story of one man's unwavering faith born of deep personal suffering, his steadfast defense of the dignity of the human person amidst the horrors of Nazi and Soviet Occupation, and his unyielding belief in the spiritual unity of Europe. Liberating a Continent convincingly reveals how these convictions toppled an evil empire-and how they remain today the moral foundations for a prosperous and free Europe. duration 1:26:01   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4095] Tavis talks with former civic leaders John Mack, Michael Woo, Gil Garcetti, and Congresswoman Karen Bass about the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles uprising. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4094] Tavis talks with author and activist Dr. Stacey Patton about her book Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won't Save Black America and with actress Felicity Huffman about her starring role in ABC's critically acclaimed drama American Crime. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1714H] Baked Alaska Showstopper Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster head into the test kitchen to uncover the secrets to making the ultimate baked Alaska at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream machines in the Equipment Corner. Next, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science of insulation and thermodynamics at work in baked Alaska. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus shares the best offset spatulas. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#213H] Sunday Comfort Meals Why rush? Sunday meals are all about comfort, familiar dishes made with love and eaten with family and friends. On top of the list is Roast Chicken Stuffed with Zucchini and Cheese to keep it moist and flavorful. Deviled Bones sounds gothic, but it's meaty, tender short ribs coated with a kick of mustard for heat. Odd Lots Mac and Cheese is a winner with the whole family, and the best part - any leftover cheese will do! And Sara's Creamsicle Dessert will bring back comforting memories of the ice cream truck in summer. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Bakes [#602H] Homemade Doughnuts Attention all doughnut lovers - this show is for you! Martha shares her invaluable techniques while preparing raspberry filled doughnuts, crisp apple fritters and the famous yeasted, sugarcoated doughnut from New Orleans known as a beignet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#310] Treasures of Provence: Eggplant & Tomatoes Inspired by the cooking of Provence, Chef Keller creates some fabulous dishes with the classic combination of eggplant and tomatoes, including a show-stopping stack. Recipes: Poor Man's Caviar; Eggplant, Pepper & Goat Cheese Stack. duration 28:42   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1605H] Food Hour: Provence, France Culinary writer Rosie Lovell explores the South of France's famous Cote D'Azur and encounters a typically rustic cuisine far removed from the haughtiness of renowned French cooking - the ubiquitous (and largely unaffordable) foie gras and truffles noir! Instead, Rosie discovers that the colloquial cuisine is shaped not just by the seasons but also by a wide-ranging climate, soil and geology. This is a remarkable region blessed with sun, sea, mountains, flowing rivers and lush plateau - offering up the most eclectic and fantastic produce served fresh on the plate. Bon appetit! duration 56:30   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 am
    Of Race and Reconciliation This program chronicles the Chinese experience in America around the year 1885. That was the year the Chinese residents of Tacoma were forcefully expelled from the city against the backdrop of increasingly alarming and even violent tensions between American citizens caught in an economic downturn and Chinese immigrants seeking opportunity in "Gum San," or the Land of the Golden Mountains they had heard about in America. Of Race and Reconciliation producer Forrest Burger traveled through six states to take an unflinching look at this period in time, but also document how the tensions between American citizens and immigrant populations provide relevant lessons in today's political climate, and in Tacoma's case, how far efforts toward reconciliation have come. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    Nature [#3410] Forest of the Lynx Forests are far more complex than previously imagined. The documentary, filmed in 4K, travels deep into the remote forests of the Kalkalpen National Park in Austria - the largest area of wilderness in the Alps. Abandoned and unmanaged by man for close to a quarter of a century, the forest's dramatic cycle of growth and decay now rules the landscape. What appears at first to be devastation and destruction is in fact part of the fundamental process of the forest's regeneration and transformation back to its natural, primeval state. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23095H] (original broadcast date: 4/28/17)
    * we continue our coverage leading up to President Trump's 100th day in office this Saturday. Charlie is joined by Maggie Haberman of The New York Times.
    * Sheila Nevins, the president of HBO Documentary Films, for a discussion of her new book, "You Don't Look Your Age...And Other Fairy Tales."
    * an appreciation of the late Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of films such as "Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#801H] Angkor Borei, Indigo, Farallon Our first San Francisco restaurant, Angkor Borei, provides traditional Cambodian cuisine that has been satisfying customers for nearly thirty years.
    * Next, Indigo's expansive wooden bar and open ambiance creates the perfect setting for the touch-of-Asian in the New American cuisine served there.
    * Lastly housed in an historic building, Farallon invites all seafood lovers to dine in spectacularly creative, decorative surroundings.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#201H] Beyond Meat and Potatoes Like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, nothing is more satisfying than a duo of old favorites, so Joanne is always looking for fun and dynamic ways to prepare meat and potatoes. She visits Thistle Meats and McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma, California, and then Joanne and her student Joan will make skillet riblettes with aged balsamic and warm grilled potato salad with fennel. Join them as they update their favorites with style. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Essential Pepin [#105H] Fine Finishes Cheesecake With Apricot-Blueberry Sauce; Flan A La Vanille With Caramel-Cognac Sauce; Chocolate Mousse; Bread And Butter Pudding. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#505H] Great Swiss Cities: Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Lausanne In this episode we'll focus on an often overlooked side of Switzerland its urban charms. We'll get some exercise, from ringing a very big bell to floating down an urban river. We'll also enjoy a variety of eye-opening art, from Chagall and Klee to inmates of an asylum. Then we'll ponder a few Swiss innovations, from their open-minded drug policies to their hush-hush underground arsenals. And it'll all before a backdrop of Switzerland's stunning natural beauty. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Off The Menu: Asian America Delve into a wealth of stories, traditions and unexpected characters that nourish this nation of immigrants. Go into the kitchens, factories, temples and farms of Asian Pacific America to explore how the bond with food reflects an evolving community. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#131] No Ifs, Ands, Or Robots/Worst First Day Ever No Ifs, Ands, or Robots - Chaos ensues when one of Oscar's Oscarbots malfunctions. Curriculum: Algebraic thinking: identifying and extending number patterns; geometry: recognizing rectangular prisms. Worst First Day Ever - When Agent Ori's first day on the job turns into a worst-case scenario, other Odd Squad agents share their own 'worst first day ever' stories. Curriculum: Partitioning/dividing; addition/subtraction. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#132] Undercover Olive Undercover Olive - In this half-hour episode, Olive goes undercover in a high-stakes "Rock, Paper, Scissors" game. Curriculum: Data collection and analysis; solving simple probability problems. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#115H] Octopus Wildkratticus When Martin accidentally knocks Aviva's creature power suits into a deep Arctic trench, the Martin and Chris dive down in search of them in Aviva's newly invented Octopod submarine. Science Concepts: An Octopus can use ink, jet propulsion, tentacle regeneration, and camouflage in order to escape or hide when in danger. Each feature has an important function for survival. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1205] The Chronicles of Buster/On This Spot * The Chronicles of Buster - Buster is obsessed with the extended DVD version of the epic film "The Chronicles of Ahmayzzia," with 1001 hours of behind-the-scenes footage! In fact, he's so engrossed that he neglects his training for a class rock-climbing trip. After jeopardizing his relationship with best friend and climbing partner, Arthur, Buster finally learns that special effects can't take the place of hard work when conquering real mountains.
    * On this Spot - Arthur is thrilled to learn that Sitting Bull once passed through Elwood City! He rallies the residents to mark the spot of the legend's visit with a monument - but is dismayed when his friends care more about celebrity sightings than local history. Can Arthur get them to see the specialness of their city's spots?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#203H] Martha Puts Out The Lights (Pts. 1 & 2) * Martha Puts Out the Lights, Part 1 - For Martha and the other dogs, Saturday night fireworks are the worst part of summer, and Mrs. Demson couldn't agree more. In fact, she's trying to get people to sign a petition to ban fireworks. Can Martha get enough signatures to make summer less scary for dogs? Vocabulary: (E) petition, illegal, cause, picket(ing), goal, ban(ning) (ed), protest(ing) (I) sign(ning) (ed), ask(ing), "on strike".
    * Martha Puts Out the Lights, Part 2 - Helen and her friends are devastated about the fireworks ban. Martha realizes that she helped Mrs. Demson ruin their fun, but can she find a way to reverse the ban and still protect her sensitive ears? Vocabulary: (E) purpose, signature(s), unite, majority, prohibit(ed) (I) fireworks, summer, write, support(ed).
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    WordGirl [#603] Who Wants To Get Rid Of Wordgirl?/The Talented Mr. Birg WHO WANTS TO GET RID OF WORDGIRL? - Seymour Smooth has brought some of WordGirl's biggest villain enemies together to play a game of, Who Wants to Get Rid of WordGirl? Will his strategy of using them to ultimately defeat WordGirl work? Or will he find himself outsmarted by our hero? Vocabulary Words: Strategy, Giddy. THE TALENTED MR. BIRG - When Scoops writes an article about all the times WordGirl has been tricked and captured by villains, she goes off to prove him wrong. And when someone who looks just like Mr. Big claims to be a Mr. Birg, WordGirl is convinced he's lying, and refuses to be tricked again. But when Mr. Birg proves to be telling the truth, will WordGirl look foolish in front of her fans again, or is Mr. Big actually behind this? Vocabulary Words: Employee, Doppelganger. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Father Brown [#138H] The Hangman's Demise A former hangman, Henry Lee, is confronted at his wedding anniversary by a mother about her son whom he executed a year before for the murder of a court secretary - an execution where the condemned man whispered to Lee the identity of the real killer. The following morning Lee is poisoned with hemlock. His friend George, an ex-policeman, is arrested and released. The mother, recently released from prison, is arrested and a motive for Lee's wife emerges. Father Brown untangles a web of deceit and corruption in the police as Lee lays dying. duration 59:04   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:48 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4436#] Inspector Lewis, Season 7 - Beyond Good and Evil Thirteen years after Lewis' first successful arrest as a detective inspector, the forensics have been called into question and the case re-opened for appeal. Lewis fears the worst but nothing can prepare him for a new string of murders resembling the original murders with the original weapon. Did he arrest an innocent man? With Lewis' reputation in jeopardy, Hathaway and Maddox race to catch the killer. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:15 pm
    Doctor Blake Mysteries [#133H] The Price of Love When a solider is killed during a routine training exercise, Doctor Blake finds himself at the Ballarat Military Base facing his old nemesis Major Derek Alderton. duration 59:50   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:16 pm
    Rosemary and Thyme [#305H] In A Monastary Garden Wellminster Cathedral is preparing for a Royal visit and the Custos have asked Rosemary and Laura to restore the old monastery "physik" garden, to mark the cathedral's millennium. But someone is not happy about the ladies working on the herb garden, and when the Custos' daughter Trish is found murdered there, the two women realize they could be in serious danger. They suspect Ryan, Trish's boyfriend who knows more than he is telling. Could the mystery surrounding the Dean's recent hit-and-run accident be connected to current events? What secrets are this tight-knit community concealing? As Rosemary and Laura struggle to bring the herb garden back to life in time for the Royal visit, a shocking discovery is made. duration 46:33   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:03 pm
    Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose Pearl River Delta: Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong: Quest for Harmony Renowned adventurer Richard Bangs explores the Pearl River Delta of South China in search of the roots of harmony. He explores Macau and Guangdong Province in China, and revisits Hong Kong. In each location, he witnesses traditional customs and religion meshing with the new and modern, explores the integration of Western sensibility with Eastern aesthetic, and meets people who continue to seek a civilized harmony with the natural world. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    In The Americas with David Yetman [#409H] Coffee and Culture In Oaxaca The state of Oaxaca is home to 16 different Indian groups among whom can be found more than 60 different languages. Each group retains much of its ancient culture. They visit a Zapotec market, navigate the mangrove watercourses on the coast, and participate in the harvesting, drying and roasting of coffee in the fog forest. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Travels with Darley [#106H] Michigan's Upper Peninsula Explore the unique culture, food and history of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, otherwise known as the UP, including lighthouses, local food and brew pubs and parks in Sault Ste Marie, Mackinac Island and St. Ignace. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

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      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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