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KQED Plus: Friday, August 11, 2017

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

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Friday, August 11, 2017
  • 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
  • 1:00 am
    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
  • 3:00 am
    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
  • 4:00 am
    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
  • 5:30 am
    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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4169] Tavis talks to father and son filmmaking icons Carl and Rob Reiner about their upcoming hand and footprint ceremony at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theater and their latest projects. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 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)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1718H] Elegant Fall Dinner Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the best Tuscan-style roast pork with garlic and rosemary. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews wine accessories in the Equipment Corner. Then, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to making the perfect farro salad with asparagus, sugar snap peas, and tomatoes. 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 [#509H] Festive Occasions Get creative with kebabs, threading flavor-packed ingredients onto skewers. Grill pomegranate skirt steak kebabs; lamb kebabs with yogurt-mint sauce; beef, mushroom and millet kebabs; and saffron-yogurt chicken kebabs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#217] Mayonnaise Heaven Chef Keller's famed Burger Bar restaurant serves up gallons of mayonnaise every day, all made from scratch because it allows them to use only the best ingredients. After demonstrating the super-easy technique of homemade mayonnaise, Chef Keller shows what to do with it by making zucchini fries and the most famous fish stew in the world. Recipes: Homemade Mayonnaise, Aioli, Rouille; Zucchini Fries; Bouillabaisse. duration 28:28   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1609H] Top 10 South American Adventures In this Globe Trekker special, Ian Wright, Holly Morris, Elis Nevitt, Matt Young, Megan McCormick and Zay Harding travel all across South America - to Guyana, Venezuela, Columbia, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil - in search of the continent's Top 10 adventures, which include white water rafting in untamed waters, searching for giant anaconda snakes, trekking to the world's highest waterfalls, and climbing to the snow-capped summit of the Lanin Volcano in the Andes Mountains. duration 57:26   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 am
    Visions of Italy, Southern Style Shot in HD from a helicopter-mounted camera, this program takes viewers on a seamless soujourn following along the rugged western coastline to the toe of the "boot" at Reggio di Calabria, and then inland over the countryside to Rome. It features stunning aerial footage, an informative and poetic narrative celebrating southern Italy's considerable charms and a soundtrack that underscores the emotional connections America's Italians have for their motherland. Images of Italy no tourist's camera could capture are set to Neapolitan classics, choral selections, Italian folk songs, and the works of Italian composers such as Rossini, Puccini, and Vivaldi. duration 1:27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#405H] Italy's Amalfi Coast Just south of Naples we'll experience the breath-taking Amalfi Coastline, the trendy resort of Positano, the limoncello charms of Sorrento, the ancient Greek temples at Paestum, and the iridescent Blue Grotto hidden beneath the enchanting isle of Capri. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23169] (original air date 8/10/2017) We spend the full hour with Jake Sullivan. Sullivan served as deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and as national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#603H] Elite Cafe, Grand Oaks, Risibisi This week's guests invite Bay Area diners to sample Cajun classics and more from The Elite Cafe, share tasty bites while watching the game at Grand Oaks Restaurant and Sports Lounge, and savor earthy Italian food at Risibisi Italian Restaurant. Leslie Sbrocco hosts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#214H] Peppers "Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers." Try saying that three times fast. Today they're going to cook with a variety of different types of peppers and delicious Italian cheeses to create some amazing dishes. She's going to a wonderful Italian market, and with her student Melissa, they'll make simple pan-roasted Padron peppers with Marcona almonds and Grana Padano, butternut squash and Poblano Gratin, and an amazing pork tenderloin with Marash butter. You will love learning how to cook with fresh, flavorful peppers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul [#104H] Cooking from Le Pelican Jacques, alongside his daughter Claudine, recreates his mother's restaurant recipes from Le Pelican, in Lyon, France. The duo begins with a country-style eggs and swiss chard gratin, including a quick step-by-step bechamel demonstration. Jacques goes on to cure his own meat for a belly-warming dish of kale, sausage, ribs and lima bean stew, followed by a springtime stew of radishes made with aromatic walnut oil. Braised veal breast with pearl onions and artichoke, a hearty medley, continues as Jacques and Claudine serve it all up with style, just as ma mere would have done. To end there's a sweet and juicy dessert of melon and blueberries studded with sage sprigs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#604H] The Best of Slovenia Little Slovenia is the least visited and most underrated of Europe's alpine countries. From its prosperous capital of Ljubljana, we enjoy the mountain resort of Lake Bled, venture into the Julian Alps for natural thrills mixed with World War I history, go spelunking in a gigantic cave, and swim with Slavs in a charming Adriatic port. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Global Spirit [#211] Sound of the Soul This episode is a compelling portrait of an Arab country where Muslims, Christians, and Jews have lived together in relative peace for centuries. This powerful music-driven documentary demonstrates how music is a unifying, transcendent force, and a powerful starting point for reducing conflict and crossing religious divides. Beautifully photographed during the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, "Sound of the Soul," presents unforgettable performances from groups from Morocco, Ireland, Afghanistan, Mauritania, the USA, Portugal and France. An inspiring antidote to religious fundamentalism and violence, the film ultimately reveals the essential oneness among all faiths, so aptly expressed in the Afghan singer Farida Mahwash's closing affirmation: "Music has no religion, no borders, no boundaries. Music is the sound of the soul." duration 56:22   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#322H] Tenrec Treasure Hunt When Chris sets up an elaborate treasure hunt centering on a cool and rare group of insectivores - the Tenrec - from Madagascar, the rest of the crew sets off to complete the hunt. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#214H] High Maintenance/Not Ok Computer High Maintenance - Agents switch jobs with the maintenance department for a day. Curriculum: Word problems involving multi-addend addition and multiplication. Not OK Computer - The agents get trapped in a computer. Curriculum: Using standard to measure length and capacity. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#215H] O Is for Opposite/Agent Oksana's Kitchen Nightmares O is for Opposite - When Ms. O gets trapped in a mirror, an opposite Ms. O enters the real world. Curriculum: Data analysis and graphing; Prediction and probability. Agent Oksana's Kitchen Nightmares - The agents try to resolve a disagreement between Ms. O and Oksana. Curriculum: Estimation; Skip counting. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#804] Fernkenstein's Monster/D.W., Dancing Queen * Fernkenstein's Monster - Inspired by Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," Fern tells a tale so scary that Arthur and the gang become afraid of her! Can Fern prove her skills as a writer and create a different story that's fun instead of frightening?
    * D.W., Dancing Queen - Binky decides to teach D.W. to dance, but she just doesn't seem to get the moves. Is D.W. a no-talent klutz? Or is it Binky's teaching that needs practice?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#805] Vomitrocious!/Sue Ellen Chickens Out * Vomitrocious! - It's just a regular day until Francine starts to feel queasy ... and then throws up in the cafeteria!! Now Francine is afraid to go back to school. Won't the kids all laugh and call her -ugh! - "Barfine"?
    * Sue Ellen Chickens Out - Sue Ellen learns that a fast-food chain is taking over the beloved Sugarbowl, so she rallies the gang to stage a protest. But when the kids confess that they actually like the food at Chickin Lickin, Sue Ellen worries - will she have to fight the mighty empire of Beaurigaard Poulet all by herself?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Martha Speaks [#301H] The Martha Show, Part 1 & 2 * The Martha Show, Part 1 - Martha has been offered a chance to host a children's TV show with her friends! The gang tries to agree on the perfect kid's show (1st of two parts).Vocabulary: (E) genre(s), drama(tic)(s), educational, merchandise, style, comed(y)(ies)(ic) (I) co-star, medical, program(s), watch, script.
    * The Martha Show, Part 2 - Having your own kid's show is more complicated than Martha expected. Our talking dog comes up with a whale of a show. But is her new partner - or TV - ready for it? Vocabulary: (E)pilot, imaginative, suspense, depict(ing)(ion)(ed) (I) duo, viewers, children('s), pirate(s), whale.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Foyle's War Revisited Go behind-the-scenes of the acclaimed, must-see series with host John Mahoney, and learn the secrets of the final Foyle's War episodes in season 8. duration 1:28:57   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 8:30 pm
    Great Performances [#3813B] Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
    Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.
    duration 1:22:35   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash celebrates the life and music of the Man in Black with strong conviction and stunning accuracy. Garner and his band faithfully recreate Cash's biggest hits, such as Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk the Line and Ring of Fire, and incorporate historical accounts and personal anecdotes about America's most beloved singing storyteller in this not-to-be-missed musical event. The show is a fun, classy and toe-tapping trip down memory lane honoring Johnny Cash's life and music, and the boom-chicka-boom sound of his signature backing band, the Tennessee Three. duration 1:26:56  
  • 11:30 pm
    Sun Studio Sessions [#802H] The Americans The Americans perform original rock & roll with deep roots in traditional Americana music. Legendary producer T. Bone Burnett gushes about the group: "The Americans are part of this group, these genius twenty-first century musicians that are reinventing American heritage music for this century. And it sounds even better this century." PBS viewers may recognize the Americans from "American Epic, " PBS / BBC special co-produced by Burnett. In this episode of Sun Studio Sessions, the Americans perform several fan favorites including "Harbor Lane" and "I'll Be Yours." duration 26:19   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Infinity Hall Live [#606H] Dave Mason Dave Mason, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer as a founding member of Traffic, and a hit solo artist in the 1970s, performs a rousing concert of his hits "Dear Mr. Fantasy," "Rock and Roll Stew," "Feelin' Alright," "Only You Know and I Know" and "We Just Disagree." The English singer songwriter and guitarist is joined by his own band on the Infinity Hall stage. duration 57:46   STEREO TVPG
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    • Fremont Peak Tower Maintenance

      *UPDATE: The tower crew will work the Fremont peak tower as of 11am, Thursday, Nov 30th. We will need to lower power on KQET, Channel 25, to 25% at 10:30am through 4-5pm. Thank you for your patience!

    • 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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      (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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