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KQED 9: Sunday, May 27, 2012

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

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Sunday, May 27, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#602H] The team visits a Maori museum and chef Kate Fay before interviewing dub and hip-hop musician Tiki Taane. Driving on to Coromandel, the team interviews Barry Brickell, potter and railway engineer, and horse trainer Tina Fagan. Finally, they head to Gisborne, where they spend time with Geoff and Nicola Wright, organic winemakers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#705H] All Spice, Sorella Di Zza's & Hillstone We follow the full-bodied aromas wafting around San Mateo to All Spice, a hidden gem serving tantalizing Indian fusion dishes. Next, Oakland's family friendly Sorella di Zza's cooks up authentic Italian recipes that owner Regina's Grandma used to make. Finally, we end the show just off San Francisco's Embarcadero at Hillstone where the food is plentiful and the service shines. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Best of Soul Train, The This special celebrates more than 35 years of iconic performances from soul superstars and highlights classic musical and dance moments from the series. Featured songs include: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Aretha Franklin), "Dance to the Music" (Sly and the Family Stone), "I Want You Back" (The Jackson Five), "Let's Get It On" (Marvin Gaye), and a medley of hits by Stevie Wonder. duration 59:04   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    Superstars of Seventies Soul Live (My Music) An exciting once-in-a-lifetime gathering with the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B, soul and disco artists - all original performers, singing their greatest "Jammin Oldies" hits. Soul diva Patti LaBelle hosts this special, recorded at the Borgata Ballroom in Atlantic City in 2003.
    Preliminary Song List:
    * Act One: Lady Marmelade - Patti LaBelle; Brick House - Commodores; Best Of My Love - Emotions; Oh Girl / Have You Seen Her - Chi Lites Reunion
    * Act Two: Turn Back The Hands Of Time - Tyrone Davis; Right Back Where We Started From - Maxine Nightingale; You Are Everything / Betcha By Golly Wow - Stylistics; You Make Me Feel Brand New - Stylistics
    * Act Three: If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin's Blue Notes; Disco Inferno - Trammps; If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman; Boogie Nights - Heatwave; Always and Forever - Heatwave
    * Act Four: Rock Your Baby - George McCrae; Love On A Two Way Street - Moments; Shining Star - Manhattans; We Are Family - Sister Sledge
    duration 2:29:02   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3701H] Mumford and Sons/Flogging Molly Contemporary folk rock takes the stage with Mumford & Sons and Flogging Molly. Mumford & Sons perform cuts from their hit album Sigh No More, as well as new tunes. Flogging Molly hits highlights from their career. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#144H] Building Razzles keeps the others up all night designing a new cubby-house, but they learn the results aren't quite what they expected. Pido combines his building and cooking skills to create a Gingerbread House for the Puppy Preschool Building Show. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#117H] Elephant in the Room The brothers come across a lone baby elephant and bring him back to the Tortuga HQ for safety until they can find his mom. But they learn how mischievous baby elephants can be and get more than they bargained for when it almost destroys the Tortuga! As they rush to get the baby elephant home, the WildKratts team realizes that animals have different structures that serve various functions in growth and survival. And an elephant's trunk is like the multipurpose tool of "creature features" with hundreds of uses, including: showering, blasting water, grabbing, lifting, communicating, "hearing", pushing and pulling. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Arthur [#313] Arthur's Dummy Disaster/Francine and the Feline When painfully shy George brings a ventriloquist's dummy to school, a popular kid is born! Suddenly, everybody wants to hang with George and his witty wooden pal, Wally. George and Wally remain inseparable, though, and the gang eventually gets pretty tired of talking to a dummy. Can George make it on his own?

    In the second story, Arthur thinks the best pet to have is a dog, and Francine probably would have agreed--that is, until little Nemo came along. Francine can't help herself--she's falling for a cute little kitten! What will Arthur think? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#315] Caillou Outdoors! Shoo, Shoo Bird, Fly Away - When birds keep eating the seeds in Mommy and Caillou's newly planted garden, they come up with the idea of making a scarecrow. It's fun picking out the clothes and drawing pictures for the face too. Caillou even imagines he's a scarecrow himself! When they are finished their scarecrow Rosie's noisy pie plates prove to be the final ingredient needed to scare away the birds! Caillou's Road Trip - One fine day the family is going on a car trip. Daddy says he doesn't know where they're going, they'll just see what they can find. Caillou thinks this is very strange and isn't sure it will be any fun at all. After playing a car game, they stop at a gas station for lunch and Caillou sees a really big truck. Then they ride on a ferry boat, and the captain lets Caillou blow the horn. Caillou decides that car trips are even more fun when you don't know where you're going! Caillou and the Dragon - There's a special visitor at Caillou's playschool - a boy named Alan who has Down's Syndrome. Caillou helps him with the things he has trouble with, like climbing and swinging on the swings. Then, when Caillou and his friends put on a little play Alan brings the house down as a very believable dragon. Caillou realizes that Alan has his own special talent - acting! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#215] Robot Monkey Hullabalo/Curious George and the Slithery Day * Robot Monkey Hullabalo: At the museum, George joins Professor Wiseman and the Man with the Yellow Hat on a stroll through an amazing new robot exhibit. Later, after the Man gathers his old robots to add to the collection, George notices how excited Hundley is by his first robot sighting. That's when George gets his most brainy brainstorm yet and decides to make himself into a robot to play with Hundley! Using a hodgepodge of paper, tubes, cardboard boxes, gadgets and even a colander, George glues together an awesome robot outfit that works a little too well and fools even the sharp-witted Professor Wiseman. Will George end up on display at the museum?
    * Curious George and the Slithery Day: George is watching and feeding Mr. Zoobel's gopher snake, Bruno, and mice, Benjy and Willie, for the day. But Mr. Zoobel forgets to tell George that Bruno is about to shed his skin. So when George sees the shed skin he worriedly takes it to the pet store for an explanation, leaving behind the snake with his cage open! And when George comes home the mice escape too. With a little help from Hundley, a wild chase around the building ensues and George gets the animals safely back - learning a lot about snake feeding (and hiding) habits along the way.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#113] Maps/Termite Towers Maps - Nick and Sally are pretending to be pirates. The Cat takes them on a real pirate adventure by following a treasure map! They use landmarks to find their way to a real pirate treasure: parchment paper and ink pens to make their own pirate maps! Termite Towers - Sally and Nick just can't seem to keep their block tower from toppling over. The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet some expert tower builders: the termites! After shrinking down to bug-size, they learn from Terry termite how to build a tower that won't wiggle and wobble. With some engineering tips from a termite, Sally and Nick can build their block tower higher than before! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#152Z] The Prince and the Pauper Whyatt thinks his house is too loud while Princess Pea believes her home is too quiet! Would the friends be better-off if they switched places? To look for a solution, Super Why and his friends encounter two friends just as they are about to switch houses. A prince on the farm and a pauper in a castle soon leads to chaos and confusion! Where will everyone be the happiest? Educational Objectives: To learn to appreciate where you're from. Kids will experiment with the alphabet, celebrate spelling and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#108] One Big Dinosaur/Play Date with Annie One Big Dinosaur - Tiny and Buddy visit a dinosaur family called Argentinosaurus, some of the biggest land creatures ever! The kids find out there are great things about being really big, and that it's also great being their own size. Play Date with Annie - Buddy is excited that his friend Annie Tyrannosaurus is coming to the Pteranodon nest to visit and play with them. After Tiny feels left out, Buddy and Annie show her that they can all be friends! duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#215] Another Fine Mess/King Mac Another Fine Mess - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Responsible When Emily Elizabeth puts off the responsibility of cleaning her room, the mess grows until she can't find anything. She spends so much time trying to find things that she misses out on fun activities like reading to Clifford and playing with her friends. She soon learns that taking care of responsibility now can save a lot of trouble later. King Mac - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Respectful When T-Bone thinks he is responsible for getting Mac in trouble, he goes overboard to help Mac in any way he can. But Mac shows a lack of respect for their friendship by taking advantage of his little friend's guilt. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#111] No Small Parts/Fine Feathered Friend * No Small Parts - Nina has made her friends the stars in her new play about springtime, but she insists that everything be done her way. When her cast and crew quit, she is finally able to do everything herself. Will her one-person production be a success?
    * Fine Feathered Friend - Norville is molting, and he is so embarrassed by the way he looks that he refuses to let his friends see him. How will Norville's friends help him to see that they like him for who he is, not what he looks like?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    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)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Buddha Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in northern India, generated from the ideas of a single man, the Buddha. He was a mysterious Indian sage who famously gained enlightenment while he sat under a big, shapely fig tree. The Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth. He said only that he was a human being who, in a world of unavoidable pain and suffering, had found a kind of serenity that others could find too. Award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of the Buddha's life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. This documentary draws upon the work of some of the world's greatest artists and sculptors, who across two millennia have depicted the Buddha's life in art rich in beauty and complexity. His biography is also tracked geographically across the sweeping landscapes of northern India. The testimony of contemporary Buddhists -- including Pulitzer prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama -- provides insight into the ancient narrative. To tell his story is to understand his teaching. And to understand his teaching is to gain new insight into what it is to be human. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 pm
    Over Hawai'i This special explores the scenic wonders and rich cultural traditions of Hawai'i. From spectacular shots of lava pouring from one of the world's most active volcanoes to soaring explorations of lush, unspoiled valleys to reef-skimming underwater forays with sea turtles and dolphins, the program presents an illuminating, off-the-beaten-path tour of Hawai'i's six major islands and popular visitor destinations. Interwoven with striking visuals, locals offer insights into the distinctive landscapes and culture of the islands, share surprising facts about Hawai'i's geology, plants and animals; relate ancient stories of Hawaiian deities and discuss traditional beliefs that still play an important role in Hawaiian life today. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Inside Washington [#2406] duration 26:46   TVRE
  • 3:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3022] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    Halfway to Hell: The Workers and Unions That Built the Golden Gate Bridge Tells the dramatic story of those who risked their lives building the Golden Gate Bridge. By Steve Zeltzer. duration 29:32   TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#209H] Dona Thomas, Amber India, Scala's Bistro Fresh, seasonal ingredients are transformed into Mexican food at our first restaurant, a casual place for all. The second stop is northern Indian. This restaurant has white tablecloths and stellar service as well as great flavors and wonderful bread. The third place has dramatic architectural elements and walls adorned with murals. The bar scene is hip and the northern Italian food keeps customers satisfied. duration 27:00   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#120H] Reckoning with Torture In somber observance of Memorial Day, we look at actions by our government that flaunt the values of honor and decency our soldiers sacrifice so much to uphold.
    After 9/11, the US government turned to torture - in defiance of domestic and international laws - to extract information about and from terrorists and others who might follow after them. Were it not for defense attorneys and the work of human rights organizations, these prisoners would be ignored. But that's changing.
    The American Civil Liberties Union and the international literary and human rights group PEN have teamed up to comb through 150,000 declassified documents - as well as large collections of articles and transcripts - to produce "The Torture Report: What the Documents Say About America's Post-9/11 Torture Program", written by PEN's Larry Siems. PEN and the ACLU have also staged readings of excerpts from the documents and first-person testimony at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah and Lincoln Center here in New York. Those readings have been videotaped and are being made into a documentary by movie director Doug Liman called Reckoning with Torture. Liman is now asking people across the country to videotape their own readings of declassified memos and testimonies for the project.
    This weekend Siems (director of the Freedom to Write and International Programs at PEN American Center) and Liman (whose credits include The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and Fair Game), join Bill Moyers to talk about what we should be learning from and doing about US torture tactics.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose "Assam India: Quest for the One-Horned Rhinoceros" Renowned adventurer Richard Bangs treks through the remote state of Assam in India - a region of rushing rivers, strapping monsoons, vast expanses of unspoiled land and a staggering array of wildlife, including the one-horned rhinoceros. What kept these rare rhinos from falling into extinction? What does their story reveal about the world and about saving precious wildlife? Richard sets off to discover what this elusive rhino represents to the people of Assam - and to the world. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose Hong Kong: Quest for the Dragon Adventurer Richard Bangs ventures into the heart of Hong Kong to discover what forces drive a city in which the spiritual concept of chi and the worldly concept of wealth coexist. Bangs begins by taking in one of the most dazzling festivals on earth, Chinese New Year. Then, he wanders beneath the skyscrapers of Central District, meanders down the alleys of Western District and ferries across the harbor to Kowloon. Later, he sail the "dragon-infested" waters to the Geopark, an ecological preserve, before making his way to Lantau Island, and finally north, to the villages of the New Territories. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    National Memorial Day Concert [#2012H] This program unites the nation with an evening that has become an American tradition. For more than 20 years, the annual concert has honored the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. This year, it will be another outstanding night of television on the eve of Memorial Day with the return of co-hosts and acclaimed actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, and will feature a poignant look at the plight of homeless American veterans, as well as letters submitted to our Memorial Day Concert website from families who have lost loved ones in service in Afghanistan.

    Our hosts will be joined by an all-star line-up including: distinguished American leader Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); the multi-platinum rock band Daughtry; nine-time Grammy award-winner, singer and songwriter Natalie Cole; country music superstar Trace Adkins; acclaimed film and television actress Selma Blair; Emmy, Oscar and Tony award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn; Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor and Vietnam veteran Dennis Franz; and world renowned tenor Russell Watson; in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. Additional talent to be announced.
    duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    National Memorial Day Concert [#2012H] This program unites the nation with an evening that has become an American tradition. For more than 20 years, the annual concert has honored the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. This year, it will be another outstanding night of television on the eve of Memorial Day with the return of co-hosts and acclaimed actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, and will feature a poignant look at the plight of homeless American veterans, as well as letters submitted to our Memorial Day Concert website from families who have lost loved ones in service in Afghanistan.

    Our hosts will be joined by an all-star line-up including: distinguished American leader Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); the multi-platinum rock band Daughtry; nine-time Grammy award-winner, singer and songwriter Natalie Cole; country music superstar Trace Adkins; acclaimed film and television actress Selma Blair; Emmy, Oscar and Tony award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn; Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor and Vietnam veteran Dennis Franz; and world renowned tenor Russell Watson; in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. Additional talent to be announced.
    duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    War Letters: American Experience [#1401] A collection of newly uncovered personal correspondence that brings to life the deepest, most human side of war, from the American Revolution to the Gulf War. Based on Andrew Carroll's bestseller, War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars, the film transcends the subject of war by exploring the love, passion, pain, horror and hope of the men and women who fought and those who waited at home. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3701H] Mumford and Sons/Flogging Molly Contemporary folk rock takes the stage with Mumford & Sons and Flogging Molly. Mumford & Sons perform cuts from their hit album Sigh No More, as well as new tunes. Flogging Molly hits highlights from their career. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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