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KQED Plus: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Front and Center [#602H] Cma Songwriters Series: Darius Rucker iMultiple Grammy and CMA Award winner, Darius Rucker performs songs from his recently released #1 studio album Southern Style for the CMA Songwriters Series at Nashville's Marathon Music Works. The Grand Ole Opry inductee is joined by songwriters Casey Beathard, Nathan Chapman, Chris Dubois, Ashley Gorley, Tim James, Charles Kelley, Clay Mills, Frank Rogers and Rivers Rutherford. Collectively they are responsible for some of Rucker's biggest hits including "Alright," "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," and his current lead single "Homegrown Honey," which he performs with co-writers Chapman, and label mate Kelley of Lady Antebellum. duration 54:53   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:00 am
    Father Brown [#141H] The Rod of Asclepius Lady Felicia's reckless driving lands her and Mrs McCarthy in adjoining hospital beds. A new admittance to the ward dies the following morning on the operating table. A nurse claims it is murder and is found dead the same afternoon, forcing Inspector Mallory to do more than his initial cursory investigation. Father Brown follows a different line of inquiry and Lady Felicia and Mrs. McCarthy's snooping put the latter in danger on the same operating table. duration 44:40   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:48 am
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4318H] Inspector Lewis, Series VI: Intelligent Design Lewis and Hathaway are called in to examine the brutal death of a chemistry professor recently released from prison. There may be a connection to the discovery of a murdered Oxford student reported lost for 15 years. As more casualties and suspects emerge, Lewis considers his future on the force. Edward Fox (Ghandi, "Foyle's War") guest stars. duration 1:23:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:13 am
    Doctor Blake Mysteries [#136H] The Visible World When Blake's old friend turned enemy Derek Alderton is found dead, the hunt for the killer turns back onto Blake himself. duration 55:02   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:11 am
    Rosemary and Thyme [#308H] Cup of Silence English vineyards are growing in reputation in the global wine market, so Laura and Rosemary are excited to be invited to the Crickle Valley Vineyard. But weeds are choking this year's crop, and the gardeners are stumped for a horticultural solution to this massive problem. Events turn sinister when a visiting wine columnist staying at the winery's hotel dies in mysterious circumstances. Brothers Ben and Stuart, who run the vineyard and hotel respectively, are at odds over the future of the property - a rivalry made worse by the murder of Ben's girlfriend, and Stuart's employee, Daisy. But cunning detective work by Rosemary and Laura not only unmasks the killer, but ensures that this year's vintage of Crickle Valley wines will finally make it to the bottles. duration 46:38   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries [#110H] Death By Miss Adventure Phryne investigates the death of a young female worker in a factory 'accident' and soon learns that the woman's death might not be the misadventure the police think it is. Faced with a wall of secrecy and lies, Phryne sends her trusty maid, Dot, undercover into the factory to investigate. When a second suspicious death occurs, Phryne fights desperately to save one of her closest friends from the gallows. Directed by Daina Reid and guest stars Alison Whyte, Caroline Brazier, Andrew Blackman and Neil Pigot. duration 53:17   STEREO TVPG-V
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4111] Tavis talks with professor and author Allan Lichtman about when a House impeachment investigation is warranted and his book The Case for Impeachment. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4110] Tavis talks with environmental activist Winona LaDuke about her documentary First Daughter and the Black Snake and with singer Faith Evans about her long-awaited duets album with the Notorious B.I.G. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1714H] Baked Alaska Showstopper Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster head into the test kitchen to uncover the secrets to making the ultimate baked Alaska at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream machines in the Equipment Corner. Next, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science of insulation and thermodynamics at work in baked Alaska. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus shares the best offset spatulas. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#306H] Remembering Julia Sara pays tribute to her mentor, Julia Child, by cooking favorite dishes from their years together on Julia Child and More Company and Good Morning America. With lots of never-before-seen photos and archival footage, Sara whips up her versions of Julia's French favorites such as Broccoli and Goat Cheese Souffleed Omelet, Fish Meuniere and Chicken Cassoulet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Bakes [#612H] French Meringue Make three show-stopping fantastic meringue-based desserts: individual pavlovas with a brightly colored orange curd filling, a stunning chocolate dacquoise cake layered with chocolate ganache and coffee buttercream, and a light-as-air tinted-pink angel food cake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#326] Romantic Feast (Part 2) Next is the main course on Chef Keller's romantic dinner: a tender, succulent rack of lamb wrapped in a vegetable ragout and served with a mushroom polenta. Dessert is a decadent warm chocolate tart made with a dash of orange liqueur. Recipes: Rack of Lamb Wrapped in Vegetable Ragout, Warm Chocolate Tart duration 28:27   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Travelscope [#401H] Crossing The Swiss Alps From cosmopolitan Geneva to the UNESCO heritage Aletsch Glacier Joseph travels through Switzerland by bus, train and lake steamer. In Geneva Joseph explores a city that has remained in the forefront of innovation and change and visits Lake Geneva's fascinating lakeside villages such as the Olympic city of Lausanne. While in the sun-rich, car-free, 7,000-foot atmosphere of Bettmeralp Joseph enjoys a typical Swiss experience that is filled with glacier treks, colorful festivals, local cuisine, the beauty of the rural countryside and warm Alpine hospitality. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg [#305H] Frivolous Lawsuits We all love to travel. However, what happens when something goes wrong during your trip? Legal Correspondent Rikki Klieman reports on arguably the most frivolous lawsuits of all time. Plus, booking a trip online is easy these days. But when your itinerary gets complicated, you might want to get some professional advice. Travel Weekly Editor in Chief Arnie Weissmann tells us when it's worth it to hire a travel agent. And, remember Pan Am: the iconic American airline that failed in 1991? CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg relives that legendary Pan Am experience, through a rather unusual way. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Hamilton's America This documentary provides intimate access to Lin-Manuel Miranda and his colleagues during the two years leading up to the Broadway opening of the musical "Hamilton." It combines interviews with experts and prominent personalities, footage of the production in New York, and cast-led expeditions to DC, Philadelphia and New York. duration 1:58:20   STEREO TVPG-L
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23111] (original broadcast date: 5/22/17)
    * we begin with a look at President Trump's first trip abroad as President. Charlie is joined by Jonathan Karl of ABC News who is in Jerusalem with the President.
    * a conversation with Jordan Peele, whose work on the Comedy Central series "Key and Peele" earned him a Peabody and an Emmy award. Earlier this year, he made his directorial debut with the horror film "Get Out."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1206H] Jannah-Baghdad by the Bay, Kin Khao, El Aguila Mexican Cuisine Stop at a hidden gem and experience flavors from Arabian nights and desert sands at an Iraqi spot called Jannah - Baghdad by the Bay in San Francisco. Next, we stay in the city to taste the fiery Thai home-style cooking at Kin Khao. Finally, it's time to visit a Pleasant Hill strip mall where farm-to-table freshness joins Southern Mexican sauces and stews at El Aguila Mexican Cuisine. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#211H] You Say Harissa Each time Joanne travels, she loves to find ways to bring exotic flavors home. In this episode, she shows her student Michelle how a picant spice rub, harissa, can quickly transform a home cooked meal of pork tenderloin into a gourmet experience with a cooling mint and cumin yogurt on the side. Recipes: Harissa-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Mint and Cumin Yogurt, Green Spring Vegetables. Student: Michelle Soto. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Essential Pepin [#112H] Fruit Fete Good Lady Apples Bon Femme; Stew Of Red Summer Fruit; Braised Pears In A Caramel Sauce; Flambeed Bananas; Apple Fritters. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#607H] Oslo The proud spirit of the Norwegian people shines in every dimension of their capital city - from its once-fearsome Viking ships to its sleek new Opera House, from tales of World War II heroism to the constant festival of its thriving harbor front. Connecting with the culture, we enjoy art-from Vigeland's statues to Monch's scream-and cap things off by joining local friends for a sail on their fjord. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#2117H] Orlando, Hour Two Journey to Orlando with AR to learn more about vintage and antique items, including a 1965 NASA "Corned Beef" archive, a Korean The Water Moon Viewing Guanyin painting, and a 1918 WWI peach can label letter. Which is the big find? duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#107H] Oscar and the Oscarbots/Picture Day * Oscar and the Oscarbots - When several of Oscar's Oscarbots (robots made in his own image) become lost in town, Olive and Otto must help him find them. Curriculum: Reading, writing and representing numbers; number sense.
    * Picture Day - Otto and Olive must figure out why people in town are becoming plaid and striped. Curriculum: Algebraic thinking; patterns.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#108H] A Case of the Sing-Alongs/Ms. O Uh-Oh * A Case of the Sing-Alongs - When Mayor Macklemore catches a case of the Sing-A-Longs, Olive and Otto must discover the cause before the Mayor sings his way out of his job! Curriculum: Algebraic thinking; patterns.
    * Ms. O Uh Oh - When a Ms. O from the past shows up at the office, Otto and Oscar must send her back to the day she came from or risk causing a time catastrophe. Curriculum: Measurement; calendar.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#125H] Mimic While exploring why some animals mimic the looks of others, Martin and Chris encounter a cheetah cub and its mom. But before they know it, evil fashion designer, Donita Donata, 'cat-naps' the startled mom right in front of their eyes. The Wild Kratts team springs into action on a rescue mission before Donita adds the momma cheetah to her new fall line. Martin discovers that the cheetah cub has unexpected powers of mimicry, and it's ability to mimic the ferocious honey badger - is the key to foiling Donita and protecting the cheetah. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1308] Fernlets By Fern/Prunella and the Haunted Locker * Fernlets by Fern - As part of her latest business venture, Muffy talks Fern into writing poems for a new line of greeting cards which becomes the hit of Elwood City. But booming business causes Fern to burn out. Can Fern and Muffy find a way to make writing fun again? * Prunella and the Haunted Locker - Prunella is assigned a new school locker, which is rumored to be haunted! She refuses to believe it... until mysterious and unexplained things start to happen. Will Prunella have seven years of bad luck (and bad grades) or can she get to the bottom of this mystery? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#211H] Martha's Life In Crime, Part 1 & 2 * Martha's Life in Crime, Part 1 - Martha tells the story of her puppy days in the animal shelter and her excitement of finding a family. But it turns out that Helen wasn't the first person who adopted Martha. Vocabulary: (E) autobiography, possib(le)(ilities), yearn(ed), promis(e)(ing), narrate(d), flashback (I) tell(ing), back then, now, recall, before.
    * Martha's Life in Crime, Part 2 -Puppy Martha's new owner turns out to have unsavory plans for her. Can Martha turn the tables on the bumbling crooks and still find a family? Vocabulary: (E) reminiscing, background, aspire(d)(ations), sequence (I) time, past, wish(ed), happened, when.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    WordGirl [#801H] Becky Knows Best/As Something As Something Becky Knows Best - TJ entered himself in the school writing contest, and Becky is thrilled. After all, she has only won, like, a bajillion times! Only problem is that TJ doesn't want Becky's help. He wants to do it alone. Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy is facing a similar problem. His brother, Brent, has struck up a new friendship with Ms. Question and won't heed Chuck's warnings that Ms. Question is a no-good villain. But is Chuck right? Is Ms. Question up to something? And will he (and WordGirl) figure it out before it's too late? Vocabulary Words: Compatible, Certain. As Something as Something - It's the first official Botsford family De-Clutter Day, and Becky is having a hard time parting with some of her old things. She has so many memories attached to them! Mrs. Botsford on the other hand has no trouble parting with even some of the more valuable things, eager to bring them down to the new game show "As Something As Something" hosted by everyone's favorite villain, Seymour Smooth. Will WordGirl stop Seymour before he steals people's most prized possessions, or will she find herself tricked by him, too? Vocabulary Words: Clutter, Simile. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Magic Moments - The Best of 50's Pop (My Music #102) Take a stroll down memory lane with the pop sounds of this concert special. This reunion brings together the greatest recording artists from the 50s pop era. Taped in Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal, it is hosted by Mary Lou Metzger, Phyllis McGuire and Pat Boone, and features a cavalcade of 1950s pop music recording legends, reuniting and performing their biggest hits. The McGuire Sisters (who reunite for the first time since 1967), Debbie Reynolds, Patti Page, the Chordettes, the Crew Cuts, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Coins, Don Cherry, Gogi Grant and more take the stage and share the good times.
    This nostalgia-fest features a mix of new performances and short archival footage transitions of the fads, fashions, news stories and pop cultural events of the 50s decade. Tribute montages also highlight the superstar 50s pop icons who have died in recent years (Dean Martin, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Ray and more). Special guest presenters include Wink Martindale, Rip Taylor, Brett Somers, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Nick Clooney, Fess parker and Joni James.
    Songs included:
    "26 Miles"; "Big Man" (Four Preps); "April Love" (Pat Boone); "Band of Gold" (Don Cherry); "Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight" (Ensemble); Greatest Hits Medley (McGuire Sisters); "Istanbul"; "Standing on the Corner" (Four Lads); "Little Darlin'" (Diamonds); "Lollipop" (Chordettes); "Shangri-la" (Four Coins); "Sh-Boom" (Crew Cuts); "Sit Right Down and Write a Letter"; "All in the Game" (Mel Carter); "Tammy" (Debbie Reynolds); "Tennessee Waltz"; "Old Cape Cod" (Patti Page); "The Wayward Wind" (Gogi Grant); "Three Coins in the Fountain"; "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (Four Aces).
    duration 1:56:43   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    I Miss Downton Abbey! Revisit treasured moments from the unforgettable series, including new behind-the-scenes clips and interview footage. Celebrate the stellar cast, the superb writing and the spectacular locations of the most successful British drama ever. duration 1:27:32   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    Tom Jones: A Soundstage Special Event Don't miss the iconic singer and special guest Grammy winner Alison Krauss. Jones performs signature songs "Delilah," "It's Not Unusual," "Green, Green Grass of Home," "Kiss" and "Thunderball," as well as new material from his recent albums. duration 1:26:33   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose "Egypt: Quest for the Lord of the Nile" Explorer and travel writer Richard Bangs sets off for an incredible adventure on the great Nile River to uncover the history, myths and culture of the lost crocodiles of ancient Egypt. From Alexandria to Cairo, from the pyramids at Giza to the Valley of the Kings, Bangs explores the way the river and its fearsome "Lord" molded a civilization. Further upstream, he visits a temple dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god, and searches for the beast in the waters of Lake Nasser. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
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