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KQED Plus: Thursday, August 24, 2017

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Thursday, August 24, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler [#104H] Hajj Millions of pilgrims gather in the valleys outside the city of Mecca in today's Saudi Arabia to take part in the annual five-day pilgrimage every Muslim hopes to complete at least once. Since non-Muslims aren't permitted in Mecca, Feiler's surrogate is Anisa Mehdi, a veteran reporter of the Hajj, who joins a group of Muslim pilgrims from Boston who begin their journey in Medina, the second of Islam's holy cities. The Boston pilgrims follow Muhammad's path, beginning their Hajj by circling the Ka'aba, the ancient shrine at the center of Mecca's Great Mosque. The pilgrims enact the rituals laid out by Muhammad, experiencing exhaustion, injury and elation as they seek forgiveness and inner peace. duration 55:56   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 am
    Midsomer Murders [#903H] Dead Letters, Part 1 The mother of a deceased one-time carnival queen is found dead in a stream. Once again, Barnaby must dig up the past to solve the case. Barnaby is convinced he has seen two people from an earlier mystery (The Killings at Badger's Drift) around the village. He is puzzled because the people in question were brutally murdered. Is Barnaby seeing ghosts? Guest stars Simon Callow and Carolina Goddall. duration 50:13   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:53 am
    Midsomer Murders [#904H] Dead Letters, Part 2 see description in part 1. duration 45:24   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:40 am
    New Tricks [#1006H] Into The Woods When blood-stained clothes belonging to Simon Belgrade, missing for five years, are uncovered in Epping Forest, UCOS find themselves trying to solve the conundrum of what seems to have been the perfect vanishing act. Standing finally faces up to a childhood fear, while Griffin is a comfort to Pullman as she passes a milestone and McAndrew makes a big decision about his son. duration 54:14   STEREO
  • 3:36 am
    Death In Paradise [#125H] Stab in the Dark The owner of a rum distillery is murdered during a seance, stabbed in the back, while all 5 of the participants are holding hands to summon the ghost of a dead woman. With Sergeant Best transferred to St Lucia, Commissioner Patterson decides to make up the numbers to assist Goodman until Best's replacement arrives. First appearance of Josephine Jobert as Florence Cassel. duration 52:14   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:30 am
    The Tunnel: Sabotage [#207H] Learn if Karl and Elise get to Vanessa in time. Karl wonders if he's being threatened. Elise and Eryka cross the line, but they could live to regret it. duration 52:18   SRND51 TV14-S
  • 5:30 am
    On Story [#715H] Psychological Thrillers Authors James Wong, Carl Ellsworth, Christina Hodson talk about putting regular people into horrifying scenarios. duration 26:48   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4178] Tavis talks with novelist and poet Sherman Alexie about his memoir You Don't Have to Say You Love Me. Original air date 6/13/17 duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4177] Tavis talks with iconic photographer Steve Schapiro about his special contribution to the letterpress reprint of author James Baldwin's "The Fire Next Time" and with actress Laura Dern about her career. Original air date 6/6/17 duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1725H] Summer Pork Supper Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the best smoked pork loin with dried-fruit chutney. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the latest grill gadgets in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Becky Hays shows Bridget how to make the ultimate sweet potato soup. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#610H] Jewish Holidays Sara celebrates the Jewish holidays with two traditional dishes that are often tricky to prepare. She takes viewers through the process, step by step, starting with wine braised brisket. On the side, her husband's Aunt Rifka's recipe for matzo balls they call 'flying discs'. Next, Sara and her nephew visit Stone Barns, the farm and food incubator in Westchester, New York to get fresh winter vegetables for her root vegetable latkes, Sara's version of the traditional Hanukkah dish. Recipes: Braised brisket with flying disks, Root vegetable latkes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#512H] Sweets Follow Martha on a Gulf tour made for those with a sweet tooth. She whips up sugar creations sure to please: beehive buns, semolina coconut cake, sesame caramels, and bruleed saffron custards. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#301] Seafood Savvy Chef Keller makes three innovative and easy-to-prepare seafood recipes including mussels bathed in a creamy, white wine sauce and an unusual ceviche that's packed with punch. Recipes: Mussels in Basil White Wine Sauce; Rock Shrimp Burger; Peruvian Ceviche. duration 28:28   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Born to Explore with Richard Wiese [#119H] Uganda: Mountain Gorillas Deep in the heart of Uganda lies the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, one of the world's last refuges for mountain gorillas. Richard Wiese joins a group of trackers as they come face to face with these extraordinary elusive creatures. He meets a tribe of Batwa Pygmies, who lived amidst the gorillas in the Bwindi Forest. He finds out how these people have adapted to a new life in the village after moving out of the forest to save their primate neighbors. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Weekend Explorer [#404H] Taiwan's East Coast Head up the east coast stopping to go paragliding in Saijia, hike in the wilds near Taitung, explore scenic Green Island, and see spectacular Taroko Gorge. This trip to coincides with the colorful Chinese New Year's Lantern Festival celebration and includes the fascinating Bombing of the Deity Han Dan Festival in Taitung and the closing night of the Lantern Festival in Taipei. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 am
    Great Performances [#3806] Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy A throw-away joke in the blockbuster Monty Python musical Spamalot may say it best, albeit bluntly: "You won't make it on Broadway if you don't have any Jews." The line is funny, but there is also more than a little truth in it. From Broadway's golden age, legendary names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. And more recently, new generations of Broadway babies like Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked), Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) represent a small sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. In "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses in on this central question: what exactly is it that is so "Jewish" about Broadway? What is it about this unique American art form that has proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? To answer the question, this film combines interviews and extensive performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for the last 100 years. duration 1:55:31   SRND51 TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23178] A rebroadcast of an hour with Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway and Bill Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who co-founded of the philanthropic cause the Giving Pledge in 2010. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#309H] Chez Maman, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Kirala With a counter and 2 tables inside, and 3 tables outside, our first place is small - small, but with lots of French bistro and American fare. Space is not an issue at the next venue - with the Ocean right outside, it serves up a varied menu. Finally, a Japanese place where sushi and a Robata grill are the main features. duration 26:17   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#125H] Food Memories Joanne remembers her trips to Italy and with her student Di shows us a classic pizza strata and a dessert inspired by limoncello. Recipes: Green Salad with Garlic croutons and Balsamic Red Wine Dressing, Pizza Strata, and Lemon Sorbet and Vanilla Ice Cream with Limoncello. Student: Di Harris, Retired Nanny. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#212H] Spice Up Your Life When Claudine comes to visit, Jacques wants to spend the day with his daughter and granddaughter so he turns to his pressure cooker to prepare a Lamb Curry in half the time and serves it over Rice with Raisins. To begin the meal, Jacques manages to stretch four ounces of sea scallops into a dish serving four people in the form of Scallop Pancakes on Boston Salad -- the smell of the pancakes as they cook make it impossible for them to resist sharing the first ones straight out of the pan. For the finale, Jacques transforms a tortilla and a can of apricots into a beautiful and delicious Crisp Apricot. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#701H] Rome: Ancient Glory Part 1 of 3 on the Eternal City, this episode resurrects the rubble and brings back to life the capital of the ancient world. Focusing on the grandeur of classical Rome, we marvel at the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the empire's exquisite art. Then we go offbeat by bicycle to see the Appian Way and marvels of Roman engineering. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service Her Majesty's Secret Service, or MI6 as it is known, is the world's most legendary spy agency, thanks to the James Bond stories. Set up in 1909 as the Secret Service Bureau, the existence of MI6 was not formally acknowledged until 1994 - which goes a long way toward understanding the modus operandi of this government agency. Initially, the bureau was set up to control secret intelligence operations overseas, particularly concentrating on Imperial Germany's activities. With unprecedented access to some of the key players in British espionage, this film lifts the veil on the shadowy world of spying, going back in time and behind the scenes to look at some the world's most calculated and delicately executed operations. duration 55:01   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#403] Snowy Owl Invasion Martin and Chris are hanging out in China with their Giant panda friend Stuffo, when they receive reports of Snowy owls showing up all over North America. Since these raptors live in the Arctic, it's up to the Wild Kratts to solve the Mystery of the Snowy Owl Invasion! Science Concept : Territoriality, population cycles, migration. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#131H] 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 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#132H] 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 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1009] Do You Speak George?/World Girls * Do You Speak George?: Everyone at school is suddenly speaking their own made-up language. Whether it's the girls' secret code "Oola" or the boys' lingo "Arster-Buther" George can't make sense of what anyone is saying. Is creating his own language the answer? Or can he convince the kids to put their differences aside and start communicating again?
    * World Girls: It's the grand opening of World Girl World, which sells dolls from every country - and every girl in Elwood City is thrilled! But the trip there is less than ideal - Francine doesn't want to buy anything, Muffy wants to buy everything, and Sue Ellen is crushed to learn that her favorite doll was discontinued. But maybe with some creativity, the friends can work together and find a fun solution to their respective dilemmas.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#1906H] Maria Speaks/Postcards from Binky * Maria Speaks - Maria has always been a silent fixture in Mr. Ratburn's third-grade class. But her time to speak has finally come. There's just one problem: how do you solve a stutter like Maria's? Educational Objective: Maria learns to have confidence in herself, and her speech.
    * Postcards From Binky - When Binky's grandparents miss his big soccer game, he decides to film a video reenactment with his friends. Only, things didn't quite happen the way Binky portrays them. Educational Objective: Binky learns there are many ways to tell a story.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Martha Speaks [#309H] Martha Acts Up/Ronald Is In * Martha Acts Up - Mrs. Boxwood offers Martha a part in Alice in Wonderland, and Martha is thrilled at her new chance to become a star of the stage. But when Martha finds out what she's cast as, she's horrified. Vocabulary: (E) character(s), motivat(e)(ation), portray(s) , psychology, instinct(ual) (I) part, actors, play, line(s), show. < br />* Ronald Is In - When Ronald finds a book on psychology, he becomes the expert on everyone's "problems." Is his cure worse than the complaint? Vocabulary: (E) attitude, diagnose(is)(ed)(ing), emulate(ing), mimic(ing) (I) mental, borrow, worried, used book(s), yogurt. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Blue Suede Shoes: A Rockabilly Session with Carl Perkins and Friends On a special evening in 1983, the late legendary "father of rockabilly" Carl Perkins and a cast of all-stars brought down the house in this rock 'n' roll rollicking jam session, BLUE SUEDE SHOES: A ROCKABILLY SESSION WITH CARL PERKINS. From Blue Suede Shoes to Honey Don't, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds, Rosanne Cash, Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker (formerly of the Stray Cats), and Earl Slick pay tribute to their idol. This once-in-a-lifetime special is all the more timely since the recent deaths of Perkins and Harrison. duration 1:26:56   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 pm
    Roy Orbison: Black & White Night 30 Celebrate the 30th anniversary of an iconic concert with an all-star cast including Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, J. D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Jennifer Warnes. Newly edited and remastered. duration 1:29:04   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Elvis '56 In 1956, Elvis Presley was a 21-year-old new singing sensation and both he and his new Rockabilly sound were unknown outside of the South. In ELVIS '56, filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond (An American Family) open a time capsule to reveal the legendary performer at the very beginning of his meteoric career. Narrated by Levon Helm (The Band), ELVIS '56 captures the sights and sounds of that pivotal year using exclusive, previously unseen photographs shot on tour in 1956, kinescopes of Presley's controversial appearances on TV, plus newsreel clips and radio interviews. Footage of performances on The Milton Berle Show, The Steve Allen Show and The Ed Sullivan Show capture the young, explosively talented Presley on the brink of his soon-to-be superstardom. Although he bombed in his first Las Vegas show, just one year later, he achieved widespread fame, selling a billion records worldwide, to become the highest-paid star in Hollywood. duration 1:29:35   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:30 pm
    Sun Studio Sessions [#803H] Matt Stansberry & The Romance Matt Stansberry & the Romance are poised to be one of the breakout acts of 2017. This Oklahoma City based band will get you up off of your seat with their modern take on a throwback sound. The ten-piece ensemble delivers authentic soul music with musical deftness that continues to win over audiences from coast to coast. In this episode, the band talks about their musical roots and performs several songs, including "Heartbreaker" and "Brighten It Up" duration 28:37   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#1108H] The Long Road Home After 34 interviews and several thousand miles on the odometer, it's the end of the road and the road-trippers have one interview left. In Milwaukee, WI, they interview Will Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power, a nonprofit that proves local food systems can create jobs, improve the health of the community, fight racism, and bring urban and rural communities together. Will shares his journey from sharecroppers' son to basketball player and back to farming. He poses the question, "How do you stay energized?" and responds that you have to be passionate, and you must have the patience to put in the hard work to truly reach that point of passion where the hours fly by.
    As the road-trippers get back in the RV, they reflect on stories and lessons from the road. Tele'jon follows the common threads that connect the Leaders' experiences and truly understands what it means to say that everything is possible. Olivia has newfound confidence that there's no such thing as a mistake. There's no wrong thing you can do, so do everything. Ed vows to leave his safety net and come to the edge and jump. "I've found a new world and a new way of living," he says, "and I like it." At the airport, Olivia, Tele'jon and Ed say their last goodbyes and move ahead, determined to take advantage of everything the road has shown them.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#403H] Quebec City, Canada - Winter Carnival, Dog Sledding and the Famous Ice Hotel Grab your boots and winter coats and come experience a winter wonderland in Quebec City with Colleen and her family. In this episode, the family explores the Winter Carnival and the Hotel de Glace, the famous hotel made of ice and snow. They sail down a mountain in a giant family snow tube, try their hand at dog-sledding, and of course indulge in lots of maple syrup goodies along the way. Grab your boots and winter coats and come experience a winter wonderland in Quebec City with Colleen and her family. In this episode, the family explores the Winter Carnival and the Hotel de Glace, the famous hotel made of ice and snow. They sail down a mountain in a giant family snow tube, try their hand at dog-sledding, and of course indulge in lots of maple syrup goodies along the way. duration 26:46   TVG
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