Donate

TV Daily Schedule: KQED Life

Please Note: As of July 1, 2011, KTEH has been renamed KQED Plus.

Another way to search for programs is from the TV Programs A-Z Directory.

KQED Life: Sunday, April 22, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Sunday, April 22, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#702H] Traveling up Highway 101 to San Francisco, the team takes in the iconic sights of the West coast, from sea lions to the Golden Gate Bridge, before stopping to speak with Aleks Zavaleta, Executive Director of Loco Bloco, a community outreach program. In Sebastopol they interview Jay Shafer, designer of Tumbleweed Tiny Homes, sustainable homes as small as 65 square feet, whose home makes the RV seem spacious. Continuing into the Pacific Northwest, the team is invited into the home of Lori Pappas, CEO of Global Team for Local Initiatives, an Ethiopian aid organization. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#304H] Cyrus, Yellow Submarine and Slanted Door There's nothing like dining in style and we start this show with a two star Michelin restaurant. Then, in contrast, we visit a place with subs, the sandwich kind, toasted and filled-to-order at a place named after a Beatles tune. Finally Vietnamese food is served at a popular, trendy spot by the Bay. duration 27:42   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Joe Bonamassa Live from the Royal Albert Hall When Joe Bonamassa took the stage at Royal Albert Hall in May 2009, he fulfilled a dream he'd held since first picking up a guitar as a kid in upstate New York. The sold-out concert - fresh off the release of his #1 album "The Ballad of John Henry" - marked Bonamassa's headlining debut at arguably the most prestigious concert venue in the world. At the Hall, Bonamassa had the added honor of being joined onstage by the legendary Eric Clapton. The Times of London cited Joe's "searing excellence and showmanship," and Planet Rock said, "The sight of two of the world's best guitarists trading solos was more than a little thrilling." duration 1:26:52   STEREO
  • 2:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3604H] Alejandro Escovedo/Trombone Shorty Rock and funk collide with Alejandro Escovedo and Trombone Shorty. Escovedo blasts out cuts from his LP Street Songs of Love. Trombone Shorty follows with a heavy dose of New Orleans funk 'n' roll. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Masterpiece Classic [#4210#] The Mystery of Edwin Drood An adaptation and completion of Charles Dickens' last novel left unfinished at the halfway mark at his death, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" is a psychological thriller about a provincial choirmaster's obsession with 17-year-old Rosa Bud, and the lengths he will go to to attain her. The cast includes Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters) and Julia MacKenzie (Miss Marple). duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Lidia Celebrates America [#102H] Weddings: Something Borrowed, Something New In the continuing tradition of celebrating culture through food, this second special focuses on the traditions surrounding weddings. The first sequence features an African-American wedding in New Orleans complete with marching brass band and traditional regional cuisine that includes jambalaya, crawfish and pralines.
    Next there's an Asian Indian-American wedding that features actor Mario Cantone, who played a wedding planner in TV's "Sex in the City." Also featured in this portion of the film is Indian actress and food writer Madhur Jaffrey who teaches Lidia about the classic Indian wedding dishes, including tandoori specials, seafood kebabs and a variety of Indian breads.
    The third wedding features a Korean-American wedding with celebrity fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi,who creates a special outfit for Lidia to wear to this wedding. There is also added commentary and perspective on Korean culture from Survivor winner and host of "America Revealed", Yul Kwon.
    The final wedding in the program offers the opportunity to examine the marriage of two cultures - Irish-American and Italian-American. The wedding is a classic mix of Irish and Italian cultures with music and food represented from each.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#152] Party It's Puppy Party Day, and B. Max gets a little carried away with the plans. The dogs help show him how much fun it can be to plan a party together. Plus, the dogs are invited to Larry the Labrador's party, but since Trilby has not met him, she is not sure she wants to go. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#113H] Mystery of the Weird Looking Walrus Chris and Martin are on a mission to discover why walrus look so weird, but discover that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a herd to mine precious pearls for Donita Donata's fashion line. The Wild Kratts team must use the walrus features against Zach to save the creatures and return them to their Arctic domain. Science Concepts: Suction. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Arthur [#309] Arthur's Treasure Hunt/The Return of the King When Buster digs up an ancient arrowhead, everyone else wants to hunt for buried treasures, too. But how can Arthur become a famous discoverer of lost civilizations and stuff if his Mom won't let him dig up the back yard?

    In the second story, a field trip to the Medieval Fair pits Arthur's class against another led by Ratburn's super-tough mentor, Mr. Pryce-Jones. Arthur and the gang suffer defeat after humiliating defeat against the smarter, stronger competitors. Can Arthur save the day--and be crowned king? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#429] Sounds and Music! When Caillou visits Clementine, he is impressed to see Billy practicing on a Tuba. Soon, Billy's marching band mates arrive to practice. Clementine and Caillou wish they could join in too. They make their own pretend horns with cardboard tubes. Also, on a winter evening, a strange sound grabs Caillou's attention. He follows the sound to find out its source. Caillou continues his search and discovers Gilbert in his room, having a great time playing with a baby toy. Later, Caillou goes up to the attic with Mom and finds a box containing a teddy bear and a music box. Caillou and Rosie find a way to share these treasures. Caillou gets a special invitation to go to Andre's gym class. A little intimidated at first, Caillou tries his best and ends up having great fun. Caillou finds the leap-frog exercise difficult but he keeps trying and finally succeeds. Caillou learns to deal with a change in plans, when Daddy has to use the car and Mommy and Caillou have to take the subway. Caillou has fun checking out the map, getting tickets and listening to the musicians! In fact he has so much fun, he and Mom decide to take the subway home! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#509H] Follow That Boat/Windmill Monkey * Follow That Boat - Steve needs an A to pass his history class and his model papyrus boat is sure to make the grade. George helps him test the boat in Endless Park's pond, but a sudden rainstorm sweeps it down the sewer grate! While searching for the boat, Steve and George learn that debris from the street ends up in the ocean. Will they ever find Steve's little boat in the big ocean or will he be taking history again next year? Educational Objective: To recognize that waste needs to be disposed of properly to prevent unnecessary harm to the environment. To learn about a manmade system designed to reduce man's impact on the environment by working to maintain a clean and healthy environment.
    * Windmill Monkey - George proudly finishes planting his rooftop garden when he turns around to find that Compass and his friends have eaten all the seeds. The scarecrow overlooking the garden didn't scare them at all! While buying more seeds, George spots a windmill and learns how the wind can power just about anything. The inspired monkey sets out to create the world's first wind powered scarecrow in hopes that will keep his seeds safe. But some things are more easily planned than done! Educational Objective: To recognize wind as an alternative and renewable source of energy capable of doing work.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#126H] Blue Feet Are Neat/A Little Reef Magic * Blue Feet Are Neat - Nick and Sally are trying out their new blue rubber boots but they keep getting stuck in the mud! Cat knows just who can help them - Buster, the Blue-footed Booby bird. Buster is only too happy to show them how his wide, flat blue feet help him move easily over the muddy shore. With Cat's help to make their boots wide and flat, Sally and Nick can now walk across the mud without getting stuck - just like Buster!
    * Reef Magic - Nick has difficulty learning a "disappearing" magic trick, when who should appear but The Cat in the Hat! He takes Nick and Sally to the coral reef of Scoobamareen. There they learn that distraction is a great way for some sea creatures to hide themselves from other fish who might be looking for a bite to eat. Back at home, Nick and Sally use what they learned to make their stuffed panda disappear!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#112] Cinderella Red doesn't feel like much of a Princess, so how will she fit in at Sleeping Beauty's princess party? The Super Readers magically leap into the book of Cinderella who has a party of her own to get to! When the clock strikes midnight, Red learns that she doesn't need the help of a fairy godmother to feel great about who she is! Educational Objectives: To learn about feeling good about oneself, find the letters of the alphabet and practice the magic of spelling. Opposite words are used to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#132] Buck-Tooth Bucky/Tiny's Tiny Friend * Buck-Tooth Bucky - When Don finds a mystery tooth in Dad's old tooth collection, Dad decides to take the kids on an investigation. They discover that the tooth belongs to a dinosaur called Masiakasaurus, a creature with a mouthful of protruding buck teeth! < br />* Tiny's Tiny Friend - Tiny gets upset when she finds a miniature mammal named Cindy Cimolestes has moved into her "Tiny Place," a hole in a tree near the family nest. Buddy ends up using his sharp eyes to help Cindy find a new home that more perfectly fits her small size. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#130] Morning, Noon, and Night/Mr. Bleakman's Special Day * Morning, Noon, and Night - Cleo and Clifford are excited to learn that Cleo will be Clifford's guest for a weekend while her house is being painted! But soon Cleo is filling Clifford's doghouse with her stuff, taking over his bed and butting in on his time alone with Emily Elizabeth. It takes time, but Cleo eventually perceives how to be a good houseguest.
    * Mr. Bleakman's Special Day - Mr. Bleakman appears to be particularly grumpy one day. At first, the dogs are upset with him, but then they overhear Mrs. Howard say that sometimes a grumpy attitude can be changed through kindness. This inspires the dogs to perform a series of "secret good deeds" to turn Mr. Bleakman's frown into a smile. They are surprised when the kind acts make them feel much better, too!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#201] Puppy Dog Power/Extra! Extra! * Puppy Dog Power - When Clifford and Jorge find that their new rather large puppy playmate Bruno plays too rough for them, they ditch him rather than tell him the truth. But upon realizing how much they've hurt his feelings, they discover that telling the truth is far less hurtful and is, in fact, the best way to be friends.
    * Extra! Extra! - The kids agree to create a local newspaper for the neighborhood. At first they aren't sure they can do it. But with the support of each other - and by believing in themselves - they manage to create an exciting newspaper filled with stories from around the neighborhood.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Nature [#2911H] River of No Return The Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness is a protected wilderness area in Idaho and the second largest contiguous area of protected wilderness in the continental United States. There are no roads here, just thick forests, mountains and canyons -- a perfect habitat for wildlife, particularly wolves who have just returned after a 50-year absence -- and a young couple, Isaac and Bjornen Babcock, who chose this wilderness for their year-long honeymoon. But what begins as a romantic adventure becomes a tale of struggle and survival -- both for the newlyweds, and for every life trying to make it in the unforgiving heart of the wilderness. duration 1:11:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Earth Days: American Experience [#2205H] It is now all the rage in the Age of Al Gore and Barack Obama, but can you remember when everyone in America was not "Going Green?" This program looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement - from its post-war rumblings in the 1950s and the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson's incendiary bestseller Silent Spring, to the first wildly successful 1970 Earth Day celebration and the subsequent firestorm of political action. The stories of the era's pioneers - among them former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall; biologist/Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich; Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand; Apollo Nine astronaut Rusty Schweickart; and renewable energy pioneer Hunter Lovins - are illustrated with an incredible array of footage from candy-colored Eisenhower-era tableau to classic tear-jerking 1970s anti-litterbug PSAs. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Robert Stone, this film is both a meditation on man's complex relationship with nature and a history of the revolutionary achievements - and missed opportunities - of groundbreaking eco-activism. duration 1:56:16   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Tales of the San Joaquin: A River Journey The San Joaquin River has been called by some the hardest working river in America and by others the most abused. This is the story of that river and the key role it plays in California's statewide water system. Designed to inform, educate, illustrate and entertain, the program travels the length of the San Joaquin from its source in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to its eventual merging with the Sacramento River as itswaters flow into San Francisco. By Christopher Beaver. duration 56:04   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Inside Washington [#2401] duration 27:46   TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3017] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2306H] April 20, 2012 Many are convinced that government in California is broken, with political gridlock in Sacramento and ongoing budget problems. Some blame Prop.13, the initiative process, term limits, or the 2/3 majority requirement for raising taxes. Gov. Brown recently urged Sacramento lawmakers to make billions of dollars of cuts and predicted the state's shortfall could exceed the $9 billion estimated by his administration earlier this year.
    We take an in-depth look at potential solutions for what ails the state in Broken California. Guests:
    Susan Kennedy, former Chief of Staff for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger;
    Don Perata, Former Senate President Pro-Tem;
    Dan Schnur, Professor, University of Southern California;
    and Mark Paul, co-author, "California Crackup".
    Hosted by PBS NewsHour's Spencer Michels. (original broadcast: Nov. 11, 2011)
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#204H] Pasta Moon, Town Hall, Suppenkuche Contemporary Italian, in a romantic seaside setting, begin our show, followed by a lively, trendy, fun spot with comfort food. Then off to the flavors of Germany and the boisterous atmosphere of this beer-centric restaurant. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#115H] The Case for Old-School Faith & Politics Two movements once at the vital center of our society, liberal politics and American Christianity have gone astray, says Eric Alterman (from the left) and Ross Douthat (from the right). This week, each meets separately with Bill to discuss the implications of this wayward course on American Democracy.
    First, Eric Alterman describes the grand aspirations, ambitions, and historical ironies that prompted him to write his new book The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama. He calls on liberals to regain "the fighting spirit" that characterized Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and to put it in service of new liberal policies for the 2lst century. Liberals, he tells Moyers, have overpromised and underperformed, and it's time once again to make government credible.
    Ross Douthat, the conservative op-ed columnist for The New York Times and author of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, is just as candid about how traditional and institutional Christianity has declined from a vigorous, mainstream, and bipartisan force to a polarizing, heretical combatant in the culture war. He argues that a revival of true and basic Christian principles can lead to American renewal.
    Also, can you imagine Super Grover followed by a super PAC ad? No? Neither can Bill Moyers. In a new essay at the top of the show, Moyers talks about the recent federal appeals court decision of to allow political and issue advertising on public TV and radio channels. "Just say no," Moyers urges station managers across the country - but they need your help.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#405] Call It Home: Searching for Truth On Bolinas Lagoon This documentary celebrates the beauty and importance of the well known Bolinas Lagoon, and chronicles a decades-long community debate to understand the forces affecting its future. Over the last few years the lagoon has been silting up and getting noticeably shallower. Opinions on what to do about it range from large scale dredging to no action at all. Call it Home captures the democratic but volatile debate among local environmentalists, homeowners, and fisherman in a small Northern California seaside community that helped to birth the environmental movement. By Bill Chayes and Chuck Olin. duration 58:51   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3604H] Alejandro Escovedo/Trombone Shorty Rock and funk collide with Alejandro Escovedo and Trombone Shorty. Escovedo blasts out cuts from his LP Street Songs of Love. Trombone Shorty follows with a heavy dose of New Orleans funk 'n' roll. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Victor Borge: Comedy In Music! This special features recently re-discovered funniest and most memorable skits - a truly unparalleled collection of Victor Borge gems not to be missed. Rare archival footage from the Andy Williams Show and Perry Como Show (not seen in more than 40 years!), a classic hilarious performance from Dwight D. Eisenhower inaugural celebration from the White House, and touching, heart-felt reminiscences by his 5 children to their favorite Borge routines. duration 1:29:10   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century [#601H] Change Artists Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui and Catherine Opie bear witness, through their work, to transformation - cultural, material, and aesthetic - and actively engage communities as collaborators and subjects. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Clay Aiken - Tried and True: Live! This special features Clay Aiken and guest stars Ruben Studdard and Linda Eder performing great romantic hits of the 50's, 60's and 70's. Clay and his guests are accompanied by a full orchestra in the Big Band tradition. duration 57:04   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    On Story [#101] Writing to evoke emotion is discussed by the creative minds behind Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Secretariat. Features Shane Black, Randall Wallace, and Lawrence Kasdan. Film: Northeast Front by Angela Torres Camerenea. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    On Story [#102] The challenges of creating fantastical world and getting the audience to suspend their disbelief are discussed by the creative minds behind Star Trek, Transformers, El Mariachi, and Watchmen. Features David Hayter, Robert Orci, Damon, Lindelof, and Robert Rodriguez. Film: Tadpoles by Miguel Alvarez. duration 26:45   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3604H] Alejandro Escovedo/Trombone Shorty Rock and funk collide with Alejandro Escovedo and Trombone Shorty. Escovedo blasts out cuts from his LP Street Songs of Love. Trombone Shorty follows with a heavy dose of New Orleans funk 'n' roll. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
Sunday, April 22, 2012

Navigate By Date

Calendar is loading...
Become a KQED sponsor

TV Technical Issues

TV
    TV Technical Issues
    • KQET (DT25) Over the Air: Wed 8/27

      We are aware of the break-up issues for our DT25 Over the Air signal in the Monterey/Salinas area. This will also affect viewers of any cable or satellite signal provider using that transmitter as their source. Engineers are working on the problem.

    • Week of 8/25: Sutro Tower work (including KQED 9 Over the Air)

      (Affects several San Francisco TV & Radio stations, including KQED 9.1, 9.2 & 9.3) During the week of August 25, Monday through Friday, between 9am and 4pm, several TV and radio stations will be switching to their Auxiliary antennas. This is being done so that the tower crew can perform routine maintenance on the regular […]

    • KQET Off Air Sun 8/03 morning

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET DT25 was off the air for a portion of Sunday morning, due to the transmitter taking a power hit. The signal has been restored. Most receivers should have re-acquired our signal once it returned, but a few Over the Air viewers may need to do a rescan in order to restore […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9

KQED 9
Comcast 9 and 709
Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

All widescreen and HD programs

KQED Plus

Channel 54
Comcast 10 and 710
Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life
Comcast 189
Digital 54.3

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World
Comcast 190
Digital 9.3

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me
Comcast 191 & 621
Digital 54.5 or 25.3

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids
Comcast 192
Digital 54.4

Quality children's programming parents love too