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KQED Plus: Saturday, August 19, 2017

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

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Saturday, August 19, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Speakeasy [#201H] Frankie Valli and Paul Shaffer Frankie Valli, best known as the front man of The Four Seasons, sits down with legendary musical director/bandleader Paul Shaffer. Over the course of his career, Valli has scored 29 Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons, one Top 40 hit under The Four Seasons' alias 'The Wonder Who?,' and nine Top 40 hits as a solo artist. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 as a member of The Four Seasons and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. Shaffer served as David Letterman's musical director, band leader, and sidekick on the entire run of both Late Night with David Letterman (1982-1993) and Late Show with David Letterman (1993-2015). He began his music career in 1972 as the musical director of the Toronto production of "Godspell" before joining the house band of "Saturday Night Live" from 1975-1980. duration 56:13   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:00 am
    Doc Martin [#308Z] Nowt So Queer Portwenn is buzzing with the news of the engagement of Dr Martin Ellingham and Headmistress Louisa Glasson. Mushrooms are the cause of an outbreak of aspergillosis in the village. Bert Large, postman Dave and restaurant chef Mick Mabley are among the victims. Bert Large's ill health is not his only problem. His restaurant is in financial trouble. Son Al decides it is time to take action to save the business. duration 46:12   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:50 am
    Inspector George Gently [#501H] Gently with the Women Gently's investigation into the rape of a prostitute leads him to unravel how rape is handled within the force, and the team have to deal with animosity from their colleagues duration 1:28:48   STEREO TVG
  • 3:20 am
    Coroner [#101H] First Love Jane is woken by a call from Clint telling her that a boy, Steve Kernan, has been found dead at the base of a lighthouse. Jane then finds that her daughter Beth has snuck out of the house and is at a sunrise beach party. At the scene, Davey tells Jane that a text message to Steve's mother, May, suggests suicide but a devastated teenage girl turns up at the Coroner's Office telling Jane that Steve would never have killed himself. Jane talks to Steve's parents and feels that his mother is holding something back. Meanwhile, Davey discovers that Steve's best friend, Matt, is Beth's new boyfriend. Jane tries her best to befriend Matt while investigating Steve's death and searching for the mysterious girl who visited her. The question on everyone's minds is - did Steve jump or was he pushed? duration 45:17   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:07 am
    Coroner [#102H] How to Catch A Lobster Somewhere off the south Devon coast, funeral director Joseph performs a sea burial, watching as the coffin is lowered into the water. Nearer to shore, Coroner's Officer Clint is surfing when he spots an unrecognisable bloated body on the beach. Coroner Jane Kennedy calls an emergency meeting with the local undertakers' association as this is the third body to wash up in a month. Meanwhile Davey takes a statement from Dora who hasn't seen her boyfriend, local petty criminal Kevin Burton, in over a week since he went sailing. Jane and Davey head to the casino where Burton worked and meet the owner, Harvey, who inadvertently reveals that Burton stole some money before he disappeared. Davey is left convinced that the washed up body is Burton's, while Jane's instinct says it's another botched sea burial. Keen to make it interesting, Davey makes a wager with Jane over who buys dinner. With a steak at stake, both are determined to prove each other wrong. duration 45:15   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Sherlock Holmes [#101] The Dancing Men Holmes and Watson unravel the mystery of the "dancing men" and apprehend the man who has been threatening Mrs. Cubitt. But will they be in time to prevent her attempted suicide and catch the killer behind Mr. Cubitt's tragic murder? duration 52:01  
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Rick Steves' Most Romantic European Adventures In the Italian countryside, Rick connects with rustic, traditional culture, and ends this segment in Assisi - the hometown of St. Francis - which retains its spiritual aura to this day.
    Then, explore the confidence and unique traditions of Siena, then head into wine country for a little dolce vita under the Tuscan sun.
    Next, by train, bike, and boat, visit the top Dutch sights outside of Amsterdam.
    Later, in the shadow of Venice, visit three great cities: Padua, Verona and Ravenna.
    Finally, explore Italy's most remote and romantic stretch of Riviera, and visit five tiny port towns.
    duration 3:26:57  
  • 9:30 am
    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
  • 11:30 am
    You Are The Universe with Deepak Chopra, MD You Are the Universe literally means what it says - each of us is a co-creator of reality extending to the vastest reaches of time and space. This seemingly impossible proposition follows from the current state of science, where outside the public eye, some key mysteries cannot be solved, even though they are the very issues that define reality itself. duration 1:26:33   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3813B] Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
    Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.
    duration 1:22:35   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    On The Psychiatrist's Couch with Daniel G. Amen Dr. Daniel Amen is a double board certified psychiatrist, who has written 10 New York Times bestselling books, including the mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. In his 10th national public television special Dr. Amen gives viewers the most important lessons he has taught thousands of patients over the last 35 years. You will learn how to quiet your mind, rather than be a victim of your anxious, depressing thoughts, and learn the one secret to dramatically improving your relationships. Dr. Amen also gives very specific steps to boost your mood, focus, and memory and decrease your risk for Alzheimer's disease. You are not stuck with the brain you have. You can make it better, but you need a very specific program to make it happen. duration 1:56:57  
  • 4:30 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
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 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
  • 7:30 pm
    70s Soul Superstars (My Music) Join Patti LaBelle for an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B and soul, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, the Trammps and the Emotions. duration 2:28:57   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    60s Pop, Rock & Soul (My Music) Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits and Davy Jones of The Monkees host this concert spectacular featuring hits and favorites of the AM radio era. Classic songs from the decade of peace, love, and profound social change are sung by performers who represent a period of time that resonates through the generations. Includes Paul Revere & The Raiders ("Kicks"), Gary Lewis & The Playboys ("This Diamond Ring"), The Kingsmen ("Louie, Louie"), The Ventures ("Hawaii Five-O"), Question Mark & The Mysterians ("96 Tears"), and Jefferson Airplane ("Somebody to Love"). duration 1:58:05   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    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
Saturday, August 19, 2017

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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