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KQED Plus: Thursday, August 10, 2017

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

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Thursday, August 10, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler [#102H] Shikoku The Island of Shikoku in Japan is the birthplace of the most revered figure in Japanese Buddhism, the monk and teacher Kobo Daishi, who brought a populist form of Buddhism to Japan from China in the 9th century. For hundreds of years, a 750-mile pilgrimage route has circled this mountainous island, connecting 88 separate temples and shrines that claim connection to Kobo Daishi. Feiler circles the island, following a pilgrim trail that's taken by hundreds of thousands of Japanese and international pilgrims every year, a Buddhist pilgrimage that welcomes pilgrims of all faiths. Temple priests introduce Feiler to sacred ceremonies that date back thousands of years, revealing how the presence of Kobo Daishi is believed to accompany all who follow in his footsteps. duration 55:56   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 am
    Eat Fat, Get Thin with Dr. Mark Hyman Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the health and weight-loss benefits of a higher fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, healthy oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods.
    In this show, Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explain how eating fat can help promote weight loss and optimum health. Offering practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice, it's a cutting edge way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel good.
    duration 1:56:32  
  • 3:00 am
    On The Psychiatrist's Couch with Daniel G. Amen Dr. Daniel Amen is a double board certified psychiatrist, who has written 10 New York Times bestselling books, including the mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. In his 10th national public television special Dr. Amen gives viewers the most important lessons he has taught thousands of patients over the last 35 years. You will learn how to quiet your mind, rather than be a victim of your anxious, depressing thoughts, and learn the one secret to dramatically improving your relationships. Dr. Amen also gives very specific steps to boost your mood, focus, and memory and decrease your risk for Alzheimer's disease. You are not stuck with the brain you have. You can make it better, but you need a very specific program to make it happen. duration 1:56:57  
  • 5:00 am
    National Park Symphony - The Mighty Five Celebrate the National Park Service with a stunning visual portrait of Utah's "Mighty Five", set to a score selected and recorded by Music Director Thierry Fischer and The Utah Symphony. Shot over the splendor of four seasons, the program captures hard to reach places as well as iconic images, grand vistas and secret locations in Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park and Arches National Park. duration 58:18   STEREO
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4168] Tavis talks with comedian Paula Poundstone about her book The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness and author Cheech Marin about his memoir Cheech is Not My Real Name...But Don't Call Me Chong! duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4167] Tavis talks with actor-comedians Jerrod Carmichael and David Alan Grier about season three of the hit NBC comedy The Carmichael Show. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1717H] Chinese Takeout, Revised Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with host Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the best beef stir-fry with bell peppers and black pepper sauce at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of soy sauce. Next, test cook Keith Dresser shows Julia how to make the ultimate scallion pancakes with dipping sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#602H] Fruit and Meat They say opposites attract. There's something sensational about the sweetness of fruit with the savory taste of meat. Grilled pork tenderloin is a fantastic summer meal with a dressing of watermelon and cucumber. And Sara's son Sam joins her to make a family favorite, chicken with lemon and capers. It's easy and delicious. And on Ask Sara, Sara answers viewer questions on cutting herbs quickly and storing vanilla beans. Recipes: Grilled pork with watermelon cucumber salsa, Chicken with lemon and capers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#508H] Kebabs Get grilling with Martha as she introduces exotic flavors to your next cookout. Learn four techniques for four grilled recipes: fish in banana leaves, date-glazed lamb chops, sea bass fillets with okra kebabs, and spatchcocked saffron chicken. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#216] Spotlight On Crusts Besides great flavors, chefs know that the right textures of a dish introduced through a great crust can propel it into new dimensions. Chef Keller crowns salmon filets with a special crust inspired from his Alsatian roots and then makes a succulent beef tenderloin which is slow-roasted under a herb-scented salt canopy. Recipes: Choucroute Crusted Salmon; Beef Tenderloin in Herb-Salt Crust. duration 28:27   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Born to Explore with Richard Wiese [#117H] India: Incredible Land Join Richard Wiese as he discovers India by rickshaw, samples savory cuisine and learns why yoga nourishes body and soul. With a family of dancers, he experiences the rhythms of a rural Indian village. Richard then takes to the streets for a game of gulley cricket, one of India's most popular sports. And in Kanchipuram, the City of a Thousand Temples, he receives the Hindu "archana" blessing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Weekend Explorer [#402H] Tybee Island, Georgia Visit the historic lighthouses for which the Tybee Island is known, go on a nature boat tour to see some of the rarest birds in Georgia, learn about the local marine life by visiting the local aquarium, take an exciting dolphin tour, learn about the pirates that once plied these waters, survive a tropical storm, and go for a morning kayak. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 am
    Best of Majestic Nature This program features the stunning time-lapse macro and traditional cinematography of legendary filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg. Accompanied by an inspiring original music score, it takes viewers from the scenic four corners region of America to our ocean deeps; from elegant flowers to the Redwood Coast and Olympic National Park. duration 57:34   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Mindfulness Goes Mainstream Explore the transformative power of mindfulness meditation-now embraced by millions of ordinary people-through expert opinions and interviews including singer Jewel, clothing designer Eileen Fisher and UMASS Center for Meditation's Jon Kabat-Zinn. duration 58:12   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23168H] (original air date 8/10/2017) We discuss the threat of North Korea with David Ignatius of the Washington Post and Jamie Metzl, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.
    *Next, we talk with James Warren, chief media writer for Poynter. His latest piece in Vanity Fair asks, "Is the New York Times vs. The Washington Post vs. Trump the Last Great Newspaper War?"
    *We conclude with Ivor Prickett, a photographer for The New York Times who documented the battle to retake Mosul.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#303H] Capannina, Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen and Playground Contemporary decorations and a menu featuring flavors from the Isle of Capri are available at our first restaurant. The next spot keeps its menu in the U.S. but travels south for a taste of New Orleans. Then it's off to Korea for some kimchee and karaoke. duration 27:18   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#121H] Rustic Yet Refined Joanne makes us a classic Italian frico and then with her student Stephanie demonstrates how rustic and refined can work well together in the same meal, making a spiced lentil and herb salad and halibut wrapped in prosciutto. Recipes: Frico with Bacon and Potatoes, Prosciutto di San Daniele-Wrapped Halibut Fillet, and Spiced Lentils and Herb Salad. Student: Stephanie Gerbracht, Wine Sales. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#208] The Egg First! Jacques loves eggs, all ways! Cooking them is an important technique and who better to demonstrate the perfect hard cooked egg than a master of technique! Jacques begins this menu with hard cooked eggs used as a garnish in Asparagus Fans with Mustard Sauce. Simply seared in moments, Scallops Grenobloise is the ultimate fast dish - and when served with Potato Gratin with Cream, it makes a rich main course. Jam Tartines with Fruit Sherbet concludes the menu. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#603H] Dubrovnik and Balkan Side-Trips Nestled inside its mighty ramparts is Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." From this remarkably preserved medieval fortress city, we venture into less-touristy corners of the former Yugoslavia. In Bosnia, we visit Mostar - war-torn in the 90s, but bursting with promise today. In Montenegro, we sail the fjord-like Bay of Kotor and explore its mysterious, mountainous interior. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Secrets of Underground London This program takes a chronological look at the natural and man-made wonders beneath London. It features a large section on the London Underground, how it was built, its use during WWII, the ghost stations and stories and the museum. It also highlights the lost river fleet, the sewer system, the Brunel Tunnel and the Churchill War Rooms, to name a few. duration 55:01   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#321] Golden Bamboo Lemur While in Madagascar, the Wild Kratts learn from Wild Kratts Kid, Patricia Ranomafana, that a Golden Bamboo lemur baby has been born. The Team decides to stay a bit longer to learn about this rare lemur. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#212] Three's Company/Behind Enemy Mimes Three's Company - Ms. O gets kicked out of her office due to odd infestations. Curriculum: Combining 3-D shapes. Behind Enemy Mimes - Ms. O needs the agents' help to track down her old partner, O'Donahue. Curriculum: Grouping; Multiplication. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#213] Drop Gadget Repeat/20 Questions Drop Gadget Repeat - The agents try to escape from a time loop. Curriculum: Addition. 20 Questions - A villain sets off a backwards bubble. Curriculum: Numerical relations; Using a number line; Understanding greater than/less than. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#801] Dear Adil/Bitzi's Break-Up * Dear Adil - Arthur's worried that his letters to his new Turkish pen pal, Adil, will be boring. After all, how can Elwood City compare to Arthur's fantastical ideas about Turkey, where he imagines Adil riding a camel to school ... and eating lambs-eyes! But are Arthur's notions about Adil's life even close to the truth?
    * Bitzi's Break-Up - Bitzi's breaking up with her boyfriend and Buster is really sad. Harry is his favorite baseball buddy! Can Buster get them back together in time for the next game? And, more importantly, will Buster and Harry be able to stay friends?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#802] Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain/Thanks A lot, Binky * Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain - Fern can't wait to climb Moose Mountain so that she can have exciting adventures like Zutzut, the famous comic-book hero! But Francine is assigned to be her hiking buddy and the two girls fight all the way up the trail. Will Fern and Francine be able to work together and weather some unexpected challenges?
    * Thanks a Lot, Binky - Binky decides to become "No More Mr. Nice Guy" after not getting thanked for saving Rattles from a dangerous stunt. After all, if he's not going to be appreciated, why bother doing any good deeds? But then one day he's shown what life would be like without any acts of kindness ...
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Martha Speaks [#215H] Martha: Secret Agent Dog, Part 1 & 2 * Martha: Secret Agent Dog, Part 1 - Martha is on a super secret mission to find out who's trying to steal the formula for Granny's soup. Can Martha stop the crooks before they put Granny Flo - and Martha's speaking voice - out of commission? Vocabulary: (E) secret agent, service(s), formula, surveillance, defeat(ed) (I) safe, steal, spy(ing), chief, warn.
    * Martha: Secret Agent Dog, Part 2 - The life of a secret agent dog turns out to be trickier than Martha expected. Undaunted, Martha uses disguises and gadgets to hound the evil soup thieves. Vocabulary: (E) trespass(er)(ing), self-destruct, invisible, scheme, mastermind (I) disguise, combination, crook, hideout.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    60s Pop, Rock & Soul (My Music) Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits and Davy Jones of The Monkees host this concert spectacular featuring hits and favorites of the AM radio era. Classic songs from the decade of peace, love, and profound social change are sung by performers who represent a period of time that resonates through the generations. Includes Paul Revere & The Raiders ("Kicks"), Gary Lewis & The Playboys ("This Diamond Ring"), The Kingsmen ("Louie, Louie"), The Ventures ("Hawaii Five-O"), Question Mark & The Mysterians ("96 Tears"), and Jefferson Airplane ("Somebody to Love"). duration 1:58:05   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    PBS Previews: The Vietnam War This program takes a look at creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: The Vietnam War. Featuring interviews with the filmmakers, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive clips from the series, this program will give viewers an advance look at this Fall's most anticipated film. duration 58:08   SRND51 TV14
  • 10:00 pm
    JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala In celebration of John F. Kennedy's 100th birthday on May 29th, this program opens a window to the glamour and excitement that descended on the nation's capital for his 1961 inauguration, with a never before seen musical event - the Pre-Inaugural Gala, produced by and starring Frank Sinatra. It was a star-studded musical celebration, scheduled to be broadcast on television the following week.
    But on the day of the gala, January 19, 1961, Washington DC was hit with a colossal blizzard, and most of the performers were stuck in the Armory, rehearsing all day, unable to rest or change clothes for the evening. The storm took out most of the power in Washington but a few generators powered the minimal lights and cameras. In the end, it was decided not to broadcast the program.
    The black-and-white gala performances will be enhanced and interconnected by brilliant color and black-and-white footage from the Kennedy years, with insightful commentary from a distinguished host and interviewees. The artful mix of Kennedy home movies and photos, television news coverage, White House archives and footage from this previously unseen gala helps define the fabled Kennedy years and their legacy in the arts.
    The program includes performances by Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Gene Kelly, Helen Traubel and Jimmy Durante. A specially written political parody of Kennedy's campaign features these luminaries as well as others, including Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, Milton Berle, Alan King, and more.
    duration 1:24:15   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Sun Studio Sessions [#801H] The Nightowls The NightOwls hail from Austin, Texas, but their musical genealogy traces straight to the Memphis soul sound. The Austin Chronicle hailed their debut record as "suave, energetic, blue-eyed soul" and named it one of the Top 10 of the year at the annual Austin Chronicle Music Awards, Austin Monthly named them a Band To Watch, and Texas Music Magazine called the album "a smooth addictive blend of pop, R&B and funk that will delight the band's dance-happy fans." In this episode, the band performs several up-tempo numbers including "Can't Bring Me Down" and "Right Around the Corner." duration 27:37   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#1106H] Time to Jump In New York City, the 36-foot RV squeezes through the city's narrow streets, but the team miraculously finds a parking spot. Leaving behind their goliath transportation for a few hours, the road-trippers opt for a new method of travel: the subway. As they explore the city, Manhattan seems larger than life to Ed, whose small-town upbringing in England has never brought him face-to-face with a bustling American city.
    After taking in the sights, the road-trippers meet Staceyann Chin, a spoken-word artist and LGBT rights activist. Staceyann opens up about her rough upbringing, during which she was abandoned by her mother and sexually assaulted. Reflecting on the effects of traumatic life events, Staceyann notes that while these events will always remain a deep scar, they can also be harnessed for positivity. After all, her tumultuous childhood was the impetus that inspired her to move to NYC and discover the outlet of poetry. She encourages the road-trippers to feed their spirits, take risks and take advantage of their youth.
    Inspired by Staceyann's urgings, the road-trippers decide to abandon their inhibitions, act on their impulses and take a "jump" of their own. Driving to the coast, they plunge into the Atlantic and swim around in the pouring rain, soaking up the fleeting nature of the moment.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TV14
  • 12:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#401H] Columbia, South Carolina - Southern Food, Watersports, Museums, and Baseball Colleen and her children check out family favorites in Columbia, South Carolina, where they go on a culinary excavation, devouring delicious southern brunch at Cafe Strudel, and mouth-watering barbecue at local-favorite, Doc's BBQ. They also get to hand feed giraffes at the zoo, meet the world's largest ten year-old at the EdVenture Children's museum, explore Congaree National Park, and even catch a local baseball game. duration 26:46   TVG
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      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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