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KQED 9: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Channels 9.1 •  54.2, 25.1 | XFINITY 9 and HD 709

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18107H] (original broadcast date: 05/22/12)
    * an update on politics with Al Hunt of Bloomberg News and Mark Halperin of Time
    * Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy
    * Jean Edward Smith on his book Eisenhower in War and Peace
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31232Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    Spark! [#604H] Salimpour, Syjuco, and Yi Spark takes a journey deep into the ancient art of belly dance with legendary teacher and performer Suhaila Salimpour, and one of her star pupils, comedienne Margaret Cho. Next, meet artist Stephanie Syjuco, whose Counterfeit Crochet Project enlists home crafters from around the globe to create surprising knock-offs of designer goods. Then visit with Chinese acrobat Lu Yi at the Circus Center, as he prepares two of his top students for their debut as professional performers. duration 26:58   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson [#101H] The 2-part program examines Ferguson's six principles of prosperity - competition; science; modern medicine; democracy; consumerism; and the (Protestant) work ethic. Spanning theories on the rise and fall of empires past and present, Ferguson explains how the West taught others its ideas and institutions. And in so doing, the West may be endangering its power. duration 1:54:40   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline [#3007H] Cell Tower Deaths The demand for better and faster cell phone service comes with a hidden cost. This joint investigation by Frontline and ProPublica has found that the independent contractors who are building and servicing America's cellular infrastructure are 10 times more likely than an average construction worker to die on the job. Complex layers of subcontracting insulate the carriers against liability, despite the fact that they set the aggressive schedule that can force subcontractors to cut corners in order to meet deadlines.
    Also this hour: Frontline profiles the case of six-month-old Isis Vas, whose death was deemed "a clear-cut and classic" case of child abuse, sending a man named Ernie Lopez to prison for 60 years. But a Texas judge has moved to overturn Lopez's conviction and new questions are being asked about the quality of expert testimony in this and many other similar cases. In this joint report with ProPublica and NPR, Frontline correspondent A.C. Thompson unearths more than 20 child death cases in which people were jailed on medical evidence - involving abuse, assault and "shaken baby syndrome" - that was later found unreliable or flat out wrong.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 am
    Bhutan - Taking The Middle Path to Happiness This program examines Bhutan's policy of "Gross National Happiness," which emphasizes environmental and cultural preservation, economic development through hydroelectric power, and transparent and honest governance. The Himalayan kingdom's commitment to these four pillars, particularly its approaches to "good governance" and sustainable energy practices, set it apart from most of the world. Prime Minister Lynpo Yeshey Zimba and Jigme Drukpa, the Director of the National Academy of Performing Arts, articulate the importance of each pillar. During the film, government officials and locals explain the meaning of "the middle path," a concept rooted in their Buddhism-influenced view of the world. Happiness and enlightenment, they believe, result from neither overindulging in the world's pleasures nor rejecting the world's goodness. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#145H] Friends Trilby's best friend, Polly Possum, is moving away, so the dogs explore ways to keep in touch with a friend. Together they make friendship presents. When B. Max introduces everybody to his imaginary friend, Professor Fluffy, the others decide to use their imagination and pretend they have friends like this, too. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#123] Cheetah Racer Chris and Martin announce that no creature or vehicle can travel as fast over the rough and tumble African savannah as the cheetah. Aviva takes the challenge and declares she will build a ground racer that can run even faster than a cheetah. Of course Zach wants to prove that he is a better inventor than Aviva and joins the race. The team, inspired by the cheetah, "revs up" to explore the different functions required for speed build a cheetah racer and win the race. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Arthur [#1101] Swept Away/Germophobia Swept Away - It's summertime! Arthur, D.W. and Buster are spending a few days at the beach where they discover the simple joys of building sand castles. But can they save their beloved creation from the inevitable ocean tides? Germophobia - Buster's friends have had enough of his sloppy habits, so they band together to educate him on the realities of bacteria. But when Buster goes way overboard to avoid any kind of germs, his friends think he may have gone too far. Can they bring Buster back to reality before his pool party? duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#316] Caillou's Surprise Caillou's Surprise - When Caillou accidentally breaks Mommy's favourite cup, Grandma suggests they make her a new one. Caillou goes to Grandma's pottery class where he learns how to make a cup, paint it with glaze and fire it. He's a little impatient about waiting overnight for it to be ready, but the final result is worth the wait. And Mommy loves her new cup! A Surprise for Miss Martin - When Caillou finds out that Miss Martin's birthday is coming up, he wants to do something very special for her. He, Leo and Clementine decide to throw her a surprise birthday party. Mommy helps them make cupcakes, then shows them how to make flowers out of coloured paper. The party is a huge success - Miss Martin is very surprised, she loves her flowers, and the cupcakes are delicious! A Surprise Sleepover - Sarah is playing at Caillou's house when a sudden rainstorm causes a power outage. It's a little scary at first, but when the candles are lit the situation turns into a fun adventure. Sarah's mom says she can sleep over so they make a little tent and pretend they're camping. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#216] Curious George, Web Master/The Big Sleepy * Curious George, Web Master: While repainting the Endless Park statue for City Heritage Week, the Man's Yellow Hat blows away. While George races to recover his friend's treasure he stumbles across another -an elaborately spun spider web! Can a monkey become a web spinner and catch whatever he wants? George wants to try and he uses thread, rubber bands, tape and twine to create his own traps. The big test of his web spinning skills, however, comes back at the Park when stormy weather threatens both the Man's newly painted statue and the spider webs that inspired his web building in the first place. Can George find a way to use tarp and trees and become a true web master?
    * The Big Sleepy: Bill and George go fishing on a brisk fall day. Noticing that George is cold, Bill explains that if George were a bear he'd be able to hibernate - and thus skip the cold and sleep through the winter. George thinks this is a great idea! So he prepares for his own hibernation by eating everything in the house and decorating his room to resemble a dark cave to keep out all the light. But why isn't he tired? Maybe he could get to sleep if he could block out the noises, too. George discovers that pillows and extra blankets might be able to muffle animal noises, but what could possibly block out the Man with the Yellow Hat's tuba sound?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#114H] The Lost Egg/Hold On Tight * The Lost Egg - The kids are decorating the tree house for a party. The Cat knows the world's most fantabulous decorator: Stan the bower bird! Stan teaches the kids how to decorate with almost anything--shells, leaves, and pebbles. Now they can have a party in their own fantabulously decorated tree house!
    * Hold on Tight - Nick is trying to hang onto the monkey bars but can't. The Cat takes him and Sally to meet the best holder-on-ever, his tiny little friend Larry the limpet. After shrinking down to limpet size, Nick and Sally learn how to hang onto the rocks with the help of natural hand- and footholds, some sticky stuff on their feet, and plain old perseverance. Now Nick knows that in order to stay on the monkey bars, he needs to keep trying!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#156Z] Alice In Wonderland Oh dear! Princess Pea is so busy playing, she's late to Sleeping Beauty's birthday party and misses all the fun! The reading heroes tumble down the rabbit hole in a madcap adventure to catch up with a famous white rabbit who is also tardy! Super Why and his friends must get through the topsy-turvy house and past the Queen of Hearts herself to find out if the white rabbit makes it to the tea party on time! Educational Objectives: To learn a helpful tool for being on time. Fun interactive games help preschoolers match letters of the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#111] Derek The Deinonychus/Don's Dragonfly Derek the Deinonychus - Buddy, Tiny and Mom visit a family of Deinonychus, dinosaurs with large, sharp toe-claws. They meet a kid named Derek who uses his toe-claws to not only hunt with but to carve great art! Don's Dragonfly - Don makes a new friend with red feet, a dragonfly named Howard. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#216] Who Moved My Bone/Clifford The Pirate King Who Moved My Bone - Clifford's Big Idea: Be A Good Friend When Cleo accuses T-Bone of trying to steal her bone, Clifford gets caught in the middle of his two feuding friends. His efforts finally pay off when Cleo and T-Bone realize that their friendship is worth more than a silly old bone. Clifford the Pirate King - Clifford's Big Idea: Work Together After reading the book Treasure Island in school, the kids decide to throw a "Treasure Island" theme party. Clifford helps them prepare for the festivities on Charley's houseboat. But once the party begins, they discover Clifford is too big for the boat. The kids choose to relocate the party rather than let Clifford feel left out. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#112] Sing-A-Song Norville/ Tell Me A Tale * Sing-A-Song Norville - After encouraging Norville to practice his singing, it's up to Clifford to find a way to tell his friend his constant singing is inconsiderate.
    * Tell Me A Tale - A snowstorm keeps Shun, Emily Elizabeth and Nina from going outside to play. Shun thinks of a fun way to relieve their boredom.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4290H] Tribute to Number Seven Today is the number seven day on Sesame Street! Rosita, Abby, and Zoe begin singing about the number seven as they count seven dancing chickens. Next, Maria does the number seven rumba. As the seven celebration continues, a sniffling letter "S" arrives. He is sad because he can't think of anything to do to help celebrate the number seven. Abby and Zoe get an idea! What if the letter "S" finds seven words that begin with the letter "S." Abby, Zoe, and the letter "S" search for seven "S" words and then sing a song about the words. Afterward, Abby performs number seven magic. Abby makes the number seven rise out of Elmo's hat, seven butterflies appear out of Elmo's ear, and, oh no!, seven Elmos appear instead of seven pumpkins! Luckily, Abby turns seven Elmos back into one Elmo and tries her magic trick again. She succeeds! Abby turns one pumpkin into seven pumpkins. Hooray! It is an amazingly, awesome, super terrific, seven celebration! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#18107H] (original broadcast date: 05/22/12)
    * an update on politics with Al Hunt of Bloomberg News and Mark Halperin of Time
    * Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy
    * Jean Edward Smith on his book Eisenhower in War and Peace
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1115H] Thanksgiving Turkey Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect Old-Fashioned Stuffed Turkey. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews hybrid chef's knives. And finally, science expert Guy Crosby discusses the science behind stale bread. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs [#110] Jacques Pepin and Julia Child Jacques Pepin is a master chef and teacher of French cuisine. Together, Julia and Jacques prepare a Lobster Souffle in Jacques' home kitchen in rural Connecticut. duration 26:01   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2607Z] Tavis talks with Academy Award-winning actor-screenwriter-musician Billy Bob Thornton about his recently released memoir, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#16144] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10334H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#18144] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Curious George [#216] Curious George, Web Master/The Big Sleepy * Curious George, Web Master: While repainting the Endless Park statue for City Heritage Week, the Man's Yellow Hat blows away. While George races to recover his friend's treasure he stumbles across another -an elaborately spun spider web! Can a monkey become a web spinner and catch whatever he wants? George wants to try and he uses thread, rubber bands, tape and twine to create his own traps. The big test of his web spinning skills, however, comes back at the Park when stormy weather threatens both the Man's newly painted statue and the spider webs that inspired his web building in the first place. Can George find a way to use tarp and trees and become a true web master?
    * The Big Sleepy: Bill and George go fishing on a brisk fall day. Noticing that George is cold, Bill explains that if George were a bear he'd be able to hibernate - and thus skip the cold and sleep through the winter. George thinks this is a great idea! So he prepares for his own hibernation by eating everything in the house and decorating his room to resemble a dark cave to keep out all the light. But why isn't he tired? Maybe he could get to sleep if he could block out the noises, too. George discovers that pillows and extra blankets might be able to muffle animal noises, but what could possibly block out the Man with the Yellow Hat's tuba sound?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#114H] The Lost Egg/Hold On Tight * The Lost Egg - The kids are decorating the tree house for a party. The Cat knows the world's most fantabulous decorator: Stan the bower bird! Stan teaches the kids how to decorate with almost anything--shells, leaves, and pebbles. Now they can have a party in their own fantabulously decorated tree house!
    * Hold on Tight - Nick is trying to hang onto the monkey bars but can't. The Cat takes him and Sally to meet the best holder-on-ever, his tiny little friend Larry the limpet. After shrinking down to limpet size, Nick and Sally learn how to hang onto the rocks with the help of natural hand- and footholds, some sticky stuff on their feet, and plain old perseverance. Now Nick knows that in order to stay on the monkey bars, he needs to keep trying!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#105H] Mystery of the Squirmy Wormy Aviva miniaturizes Chris and Martin for an underground mission with earthworms, in search of the answer to the mystery "Why do worms come above ground when it rains?" But they have to hurry, as they soon discover that life as a worm is full of dangers at every turn. Science Concept: Wet objects can be changed by heating and cooling. If a worm is left in the hot sun, their skin will dry up and they will die. Worms need to stay wet and their environment helps keep them that way. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10334H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#31233Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 pm
    QUEST [#319H] Napa Wineries Face Global Warming/Mercury in San Francisco Bay Will Climate Change effect Napa Valley wine production? And mercury leftover from the Gold Rush is making its way up the Bay Area food chain, endangering wildlife and human health. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nature [#2808H] The Himalayas The Himalayan mountain system is the planet's highest and home to the world's highest peaks. Nature explores the diversity of wildlife and habitats of this mountain chain starring the mysterious snow leopard. duration 55:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#3701] Killer Subs In Pearl Harbor Nova joins an exclusive dive beneath the waters of Pearl Harbor to trace new clues to the historic sinking of the USS Arizona. 1177 crew members perished in the dramatic 1941 sinking of the storied battleship-the greatest loss of life in US naval history. For decades, it has been thought that the Arizona was brought down by fire from Japanese aircraft. But the discovery of a Japanese "midget sub" displaced from the scene of the battle raises new questions about the Arizona's final hours. Severed into three pieces and dropped in 1200-foot deep water outside of the harbor, the sub matches four other experimental vessels discovered in shallower water closer to the harbor entrance. All were equipped with a pair of torpedoes - but only the torpedoes of the fifth sub are still missing, apparently fired at an unknown target. What was the submarine's mission? Why was it laid to rest so far from the harbor? What was the fate of its two-man crew? With unprecedented access to the Arizona wreckage, Nova teams up with the Hawaii Undersea Research Lab to use manned deep submersibles in an attempt to resurrect the fifth midget submarine. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Nova [#3418H] Missing In MiG Alley In 1950, Russian and American fighters clashed over Korea in one of the fastest dogfights ever seen. This was the world's first jet war, pitting the two most advanced planes of their day, the American F-86 Sabre and the Soviet MIG-15, in furious air battles that pushed their pilots' skills to the limit. The epicenter of the air campaign was MIG Alley, a strip of airspace between the Korean-Chinese border. Flying higher and faster then ever before, American and British pilots had little idea of the hidden dangers that awaited them if they were shot down. The program follows the poignant and sometimes harrowing efforts of family members to trace what happened to pilots who disappeared more then a half-century ago. duration 56:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    KQED Local Heroes Celebration [#101H] APA Heritage Celebration Join us in honoring Gerrye Wong, Ivan Jaigirdar, Anuj Vaidya, Anil Godhwani and Kimberly S. G. Chang, MD. duration 56:30   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18108H] (original broadcast date: 05/23/12)
    * Naguib Sawiris, founder of the Free Egyptians Party reports from Cairo on the Egyptian Presidential Elections
    * Director Philip Kaufman on his new film "Hemingway & Gellhorn"
    * Diane Ravitch on her book "The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education"
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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