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KQED Plus: Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    This American Land [#603H] * A rugged mountain range in southern Arizona provides a home for a major military base and communities that value the lifestyle and magical beauty of the landscape.
    * Bobwhite quail suffer serious decline in Kentucky, where native grasses have been replaced by exotics for cattle pastures and conservationists try to reverse the damage.
    * Private landowners in Arkansas manage their forests to supply a growing market for sustainable wood products.
    * Once reviled and exterminated, wolves in Yellowstone National Park are now widely recognized as essential to a balanced ecosystem.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Today's Wild West [#103H] Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive Livng the dream on a cattle drive, through picturesque Nevada, with the Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive; ride a covered wagon with the Cattle Drive Wagon Train; Plus Western singer-songwriter Dave Stamey. duration 26:49   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Secrets of the Six Wives [#102H] Beheaded, Died Henry breaks with the Roman Church to marry Anne, but as Worsley notes, he grows tired of her and falls for Jane Seymour. Anne's fate is sealed; she is executed and Henry immediately marries Jane, who dies soon after she gives birth to a son. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3716H] Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral 2 The Antiques Roadshow makes a return visit to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, where fascinating finds include a miniature piano with a secret, a sketch by LS Lowry and a mysterious chest found bricked up in the crypt. duration 58:12   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Dickensian [#102H] Word is out about the murder and the local community speculate and gossip about who the villain might be. Scrooge, Marley's partner, refuses to indulge Fanny in her love of gruesome detail. He is becoming suspicious that Edward Barbary can't pay his debts, but coughs up more money to Arthur Havisham when he realises he has shares in the Brewery. duration 57:11   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Jewel in the Crown [#110] An Evening at the Maharanee's Bombay, 5 August, 1945. A young English Intelligence officer, Guy Perron, witnesses the interrogation of a returning Indian prisoner of war suspected of collaborating with the INA in Germany. The interrogating officer is Major Merrick. Afterwards he questions Perron, and discovers the young man was educated at the same school as Hari Kumar. Also present at the interrogation is Captain Purvis, alcoholic and suicidally depressed. He sends Perron with a bottle of rare Scotch whisky to attend a party at the flat of a beautiful Maharanee, with order to report back on any careless talk about the fleet which is assembling off-shore for the invasion of Malaysia.
    At the party he finds Sarah Layton, who has come to Bombay to welcome her father home, and also Count Bronowsky and young Ahmed Kasim. Sarah is escorted by Ronald Merrick. Perron and Merrick discover that Purvis has attempted suicide. They get him to hospital. Sarah, who is staying with her uncle and aunt in the same block of flats as Purvis, invites Perron for a meal. There Perron meets Colonel Layton for the first time. The colonel has clearly suffered as a prisoner-of-war, and he is also concerned about one of his men, who has been accused of treachery. Merrick has resolved that Perron shall join him in his task of rooting out INA suspects. Perron, who dislikes and distrusts him, has other ideas.
    duration 52:30   TV14
  • 5:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1619H] Tough Trains: Bolivia Since the 1860s, Bolivia has lost land to all its surrounding countries, leaving it landlocked and without vital access to coastal ports. As compensation, both Chile and Brazil agreed to build railways from Bolivia to their coasts, but they have not received proper investment since. Zay Harding travels along these railways from the Brazilian Pantanal to the Chilean coast. The first stop is Bolivia's agricultural heartland of Santa Cruz, followed by the constitutional capital of Sucre. Zay then heads to Potosi, where he turns his hand to being a miner for the day, followed by a journey to Uyuni, where he visits the Salar de Uyuni - a salt flat rich in both salt and lithium. Zay heads to Bolivia's administrative capital, La Paz, before concluding his trip at the Pacific coast. duration 57:27   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4302] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Power Yoga: Mind and Body [#106] Long Holds - Version One With Vinyasa, Warrior I, Warrior II, Ardha Chandrasana and others. duration 27:47   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1604H] Somatosensory and Lymphatic Systems Mary Ann uses a large ball to stimulate the sensory and lymphatic systems, accompanied by jazzy, New Orleans style music. Gretchen's new cross and open pattern for a brain. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#908H] Pain Relief: Quad & Hips duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#101] Throw A Mediterranean Party Whether you gather around the kitchen table, by the pool, or in the garden, these wonderful quick vegetarian goodies can turn casual get togethers into a Mediterranean Party: Falafel, Tofu Bits, Pita Crisps, Tuscan Chickpea Soup, Tsatsiki. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Pati's Mexican Table [#301H] Born in the Kitchen Pati travels to Mexico City to reconnect with her father and help him cook one of her favorite childhood meals: Huevos a la Mexicana. Back in her own kitchen, she'll use that visit as inspiration to cook a few dishes that she remembers fondly from childhood, and then passes on the tradition by cooking dessert with her youngest son, Juju. Recipe 1: Shredded Flank Steak with Potatoes in Green Salsa; Recipe 2: Mexican Rice with Prawns; Recipe 3: Orange Vanilla Flan. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1505H] The Girl with the Book For centuries, women were discouraged from going to school. It was OK if a woman could read and write, but anything more advanced was considered "dangerous". These days, for the first time in U.S. history, more women graduate from American universities than men. It's an amazing change in the relationship between men and women. In this program, Burt travels around trying to find out what had been going on for hundreds of years and why things are changing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#410] Croatia's Dalmatian Coast Europe's best kept secret, the Croatian coast of Dalmatia dazzles with stunning white stone cities and azure waters. We begin in Dubrovnik, then island hop up the coast, snorkeling, swimming, sunning and reveling in the scenery. In Split we visit a Roman emperor's palace and make excursions to ruins, timeless towns and fortresses. Tips on boating, food and driving. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Kosciuszko: A Man Before His Time There are more statues of Thaddeus Kosciuszko in America than any historical figure except for George Washington. Every day, millions of New York television and radio listeners hear about traffic jams on the Kosciuszko Bridge. Yet few know the real story of this Revolutionary War hero and champion of human rights. With a moving narration by actor Blair Underwood (ABC's Quantico and Agents of S.H. I.E.L.D.) and re-enactments filmed in Poland, Philadelphia, and West Point and Saratoga, New York, the one-hour documentary KOSCIUSZKO: A MAN BEFORE HIS TIME tells the story of Thaddeus Kosciuszko's quest for liberty - alongside allies George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and French and Polish Revolutionaries - against the tyranny of Britain's King George, Russia's Catherine the Great, and France's Napoleon Bonaparte. Based on the book The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex Storozynski, the film brings the Polish revolutionary to life with dramatic readings and re-enactment by actor Olek Krupa (F/X's The Americans and Hidden Figures), coupled with interviews from historical experts and former U.S. National Security Advisor Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski. duration 53:40   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life & Science of Dr. Marian Diamond How can you not fall in love with a woman who carries around a preserved human brain inside a giant flowery hat box? Meet Dr. Marian Diamond, renowned academic and research scientist, and prepare to be smitten. Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg's film follows this remarkable woman over a 5-year period and introduces the viewer to both her many scientific accomplishments and the warm, funny, and thoroughly charming woman herself, who describes her 60-year career researching the human brain as "pure joy." As one of the founders of modern neuroscience, it's no exaggeration to say that Dr. Diamond changed science, and society at large in dramatic ways over the course of her career. Her groundbreaking work is all the more remarkable because it began during an era when so few women entered science at all. Shouted at from the back of the conference hall by noteworthy male academics as she presented her research, and disparaged in the scientific journals of a more conservative era, Dr. Diamond simply did the work and followed where her curiosity led her, bringing about a paradigm shift (or two) in the process. As she points out, in order to get to the answers that matter, you have to start by asking the right questions. duration 56:40   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Dickensian [#102H] Word is out about the murder and the local community speculate and gossip about who the villain might be. Scrooge, Marley's partner, refuses to indulge Fanny in her love of gruesome detail. He is becoming suspicious that Edward Barbary can't pay his debts, but coughs up more money to Arthur Havisham when he realises he has shares in the Brewery. duration 57:11   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#205H] Bill's Place, Cafe Rouge, Le Colonial Burgers and chandeliers make an unusual combination at our first stop; while the chandeliers at the next, with its French inspired menu, are more contemporary. Then the Asian flavors of Vietnam combine with a trendy, bar scene for an elegant dining experience. duration 26:57   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#209H] Roots Joanne loves to sit in front of the fire on long, lazy winter afternoons. These are perfect dishes to put in the oven and then curl up with a good book. But first, she's going to a cider manufacturer in Healdsburg, California. Then, with her friend Evan, they're going to make Za'atar-roasted chicken with root vegetable mash, and a mint cider cocktail. This is the perfect kind of comfort food to chase away the winter blues. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#101] Craig Kominiak Executive chef Craig Kominiak at Ecce Panis Bakery in New York City visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Kominiak bakes focaccia. Kominiak tests the elasticity of the dough by stretching it to see the "window" in the dough. Kominiak creates a sandwich with the focaccia he baked. Focaccia baked with fruit and topped with sugar can be also used as a dessert or a breakfast item. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#501H] Arabian Gulf Breakfast Join Martha as she simplifies time-honored recipes to bring a Gulf-style breakfast to your table: khameer, a date-sweetened bread; shakshouka, a baked egg dish; jebabs, a distant cousin of pancakes; and balaleet, a delicious way to serve an omelet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3716H] Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral 2 The Antiques Roadshow makes a return visit to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, where fascinating finds include a miniature piano with a secret, a sketch by LS Lowry and a mysterious chest found bricked up in the crypt. duration 58:12   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    GardenSmart [#4901H] GardenSMART takes a look at flower arranging. And there's a heartwarming twist. Be sure to tune in. duration 27:02   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#3101H] Precut Fabrics for Speedy Projects, Part 1 Unwrap those pretty precut fabric packs and start creating. Nancy and guest, Maria DeGroot, demonstrate how simple stitching and clever cutting can result in a variety of attractive quilt blocks. Learn the Charm Pack Scramble, and then try variations of the Charm Pack Double Scramble blocks. Create the Four's The Charm sashed block. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#212] Three's Company/Behind Enemy Mimes Three's Company - Ms. O gets kicked out of her office due to odd infestations. Curriculum: Combining 3-D shapes. Behind Enemy Mimes - Ms. O needs the agents' help to track down her old partner, O'Donahue. Curriculum: Grouping; Multiplication. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#608] Rhyme for Your Life/for Whom The Bell Tolls * Rhyme For Your Life - While struggling to write a poem for his mom, Binky falls asleep and gets trapped in Verseberg... where it's a crime not to rhyme! After tangling with the big purple orange and meeting poet William Carlos Williams, Binky finally escapes this curse-but will he be able to stop speaking in verse??
    * For Whom the Bell Tolls - D.W. lost her voice! For Arthur it's a dream come true...until Mom asks Arthur to take care of D.W., and he finds himself at the mercy of a bad mime with a cowbell. Will Arthur spend the rest of his life at D.W.'s beck and call, endlessly fetching ginger ale and playing Crazy-eights?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#1010] What's Cooking?/Buster's Special Delivery * What's Cooking?: Celebrity chef Ming Tsai is coming to judge Lakewood Elementary's first ever cooking contest! Arthur thinks he has a shot at winning - if only he can get his dad to stop telling him what to do. In the end, Arthur experiences the joy of cooking firsthand - and he discovers that sometimes culinary mistakes create the best dishes.
    * Buster's Special Delivery: Buster volunteers to deliver the school mail and finds out that his new job is actually hard work! When misplaced letters lead to canceled field trips and stewed prunes with lunch, Buster is left holding the bag. Will Buster be able to dig out of the pile of mail - and mess - he's created? Or will he crack under the pressure?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Martha Speaks [#212H] Martha Plays Favorites/Martha and the Doggie Lover * Martha Plays Favorites - Truman is worried that his mom doesn't think he's special anymore. She's too busy taking care of the babies at her daycare. Martha knows just how he feels. She felt the same way when the family got that cute puppy Skits. Vocabulary: (E) include, exclude(d), notice(s), snub(bed), replace(d) (I) favorite, special, touchy, cute(st), cuddly.
    * Martha and the Doggie Lover - TD's little cousin CD really likes dogs. Really, really likes dogs. CD loves dogs so much he squeezes them too hard. Can Martha teach CD how to be gentle with dogs? Vocabulary: (E) sensitive, aggressive, delicate, aggravate(d), out of control (I) shy, gentle(y), choke(ing), careful, tame(d).
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#1103H] Shot at Dawn, Part 1 A nine-decade rivalry between the Hammond and Hicks families turns violent after a dishonored soldier's name is added to the World War I memorial near Midsomer Parva. When the Hicks patriarch is found dead, suspicion naturally falls on the Hammonds. As the investigation proceeds, however, it appears that the two families have much more in common than they believed. Guest stars Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey, Home Fires) and Gemma Craven (Doc Martin). duration 46:11   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:49 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#1104H] Shot at Dawn, Part 2 A nine-decade rivalry between the Hammond and Hicks families turns violent after a dishonored soldier's name is added to the World War I memorial near Midsomer Parva. When the Hicks patriarch is found dead, suspicion naturally falls on the Hammonds. As the investigation proceeds, however, it appears that the two families have much more in common than they believed. Guest stars Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey, Home Fires) and Gemma Craven (Doc Martin). duration 48:40   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:40 pm
    New Tricks [#701] Dead Man Talking A psychic tells a dead man's daughter she needs to resolve his unfinished business. duration 51:51   STEREO
  • 9:35 pm
    Death In Paradise [#140H] Flames of Love The team face an impossible murder when a young backpacker is shot inside a sealed room. duration 52:20   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:30 pm
    Inspector Lewis Season 8 On Masterpiece [#4633H] One for Sorrow Learn if Lewis, who needs to prove himself to a new boss, and Hathaway can establish a connection between the remains of a body discovered in a well and the death of a young artist. Hathaway finally gets to know his estranged father. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1606H] Tough Boats: The Nile, Egypt Globe trekker Holly Morris travels down the iconic Nile River from Aswan to Cairo visiting some of the greatest sites of antiquity from the age of pharaohs, including the temples of Ramses the 2nd in Abu Simbel, the Valley of the Kings, and the Great Pyramids. duration 57:31   STEREO TVPG
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