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KQED Plus: Saturday, July 23, 2011

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Saturday, July 23, 2011
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2350Z] Tavis talks with celebrated opera singer Jessye Norman about her latest projects. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 12:30 am
    BBC World News [#204] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Agatha Christie's Poirot [#504] The Case of the Missing Will When academic Andrew Marsh dies shortly after changing his will, Poirot decides that there are several motives for his possible murder. Before he died, Marsh asked Poirot to be executor of his new will in which he left his entire estate to Violet, his ward. This leaves many expectant beneficiaries out in the cold and Poirot's suspicions of foul play deepen when the will mysteriously disappears. duration 51:06   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Sherlock Holmes [#106] The Blue Carbuncle The Blue Carbuncle, a mysterious jewel with a sinister history, is stolen from the Countess of Morcar. After it is found inside a Christmas goose, the mystery becomes even more bizarre. So who is the true thief? This is a puzzle only Sherlock Holmes can unravel. duration 51:45  
  • 3:00 am
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4012] Foyle's War, Series VI: The Russian House In the aftermath of the jubilant celebration of V-E day, a wave of crime has swept across England. Foyle, keen to retire but bound to his old job, stumbles upon an international cover up. If exposed, it could reveal the darkest secrets of The War Office and bring down the British government. duration 1:26:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    One Step Beyond [#113] Where Are They? In 1922 rocks fall from an empty sky on to Chico, California. "The Ghost" takes credit for the event, but is never found or identified. Cast: Phillip Pine, Richard Devon, Addison Richards, John Alvin, Alan Dexter, Joan Tompkins, Robert Williams, Jason Johnson, Roy N. Sickner, Harlan Warde, Herbert Patterson, Charles Keane. duration 24:56   TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3412H] Drive-By Truckers/Ryan Bingham Hard-rocking roots music storytellers Drive-By Truckers hit the stage in support of their album Brighter Than Creation's Dark. Dusty Texas troubadour Ryan Bingham follows with tunes from his latest record, Mescalito. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#206] Zoboo The Super Lemur It's Zoboo to the rescue! After Zoboo reads a superhero comic book, black bears Muscles and Muscley help him become a Super Lemur. As the new friends are finishing a snack, Zoboo hears a noise and looks up to see kittens stuck on one of Animal Junction's roof beams. The Super Lemur springs into action and saves the tiny cats. Zoboo is now ready to assist animals everywhere while the Kratt Brothers travel to India to find other heroes in the creature world. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman [#517] Go Belugas Go! FETCH! competes with Go Get It!, the rival cat game show, in a synchronized swimming match, so he sends Marco, Shreya, and Rubye to learn about synchronized swimming, and he sends Marc to Mystic Aquarium to learn how beluga whales are adapted for the water. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures [#106] Betsy Buys A Vowel/Follow Those Directions Betsy is excited to play Mrs. O'Connor's spelling game, although she does not want to get stuck with the dreaded letter "U" - she doesn't think any words contain that letter. After trying to push the letter onto her classmates, she soon realizes that a large amount of words contain the letter "U". Betsy learns a lesson not only about spelling, but how to blend vowel and consonant sounds to correctly say different words. Then later, Bus Driver Bob is in charge of making pancakes for the Lakeshore School's Pancake Breakfast and he has lost Principal Warner's pancake recipe. Lucky for him, Betsy remembers the directions of her grandmother's pancake recipe. Everyone learns that the skill of following directions is not only important in the classroom, but also in life in general and for people of any age. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 am
    Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps [#508H] Angelina's Indian Lunchtime/Angelina, Az, and Cheezy Z * Angelina's Indian Lunchtime - Marco wants to perform the Indian epic, the Ramayana, for the school. But his friends want to perform "Mouselina." However, the mouselings learn the story of the Ramayana and are inspired. They surprise Marco by learning an Indian song and choreography. The Indian performance is so catchy that soon everyone joins in and Marco is thankful to have such wonderful friends.
    * Angelina, AZ, and Cheezy Z - A.Z.'s birthday is quickly approaching and he can't stop dropping hints. His friends play dumb to his clues because they have an idea of their own for his special day! His persistence almost disrupts their plans, but, fortunately, Angelina, Marco, and Viki are one step ahead and throw the best surprise birthday ever!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#404H] The Inside Story/A Monkey, A Plan, A Canal * The Inside Story - George doesn't feel so well. He's sneezing and can't taste Chef Pisghetti's sauce. He learns that he has a germ inside that's given him a cold. George wishes he could make the germ go away so he could feel better. Gnocchi curls up with George and they both go to sleep. In his dream, George wakes up inside himself, with Gnocchi at his side. They are facing that pesky germ - the bluesy, singing Toots and his Germettes, who have set up camp inside George. George wants them to leave, but they are having a wonderful time and never want to go! George and Gnocchi chase Toots through George's body (nose, stomach and lungs) in an effort to evict him. Will they succeed? And if so, how?
    * A Monkey, A Plan, A Canal - Oh no! George and Allie find that a dry spell has lowered the water level of Lake Wanasink Lake and one of their fish friends got trapped in a small pond away from it's family! What's a monkey and girl to do? Trying to put the fish in a pail to carry it over doesn't work. George decides to dig a canal between the lake and the little pond. This would work except that the small pond is downhill from the lake and fish can't swim up hill. With some help from Bill, George realizes his canal needs a lock. Even though this is big work for a little monkey, George is up to it! Once George figures out how to build it, will the fish use it and swim back to his family?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#110] Night Lights/Go Snails Go! Night Lights - Nick and Sally are making shadow puppets with the Cat in the Hat, but the batteries in the flashlight have gone out! They jump into the Thingamajigger and shrink down to visit the fireflies that live in the backyard. There they learn that the fireflies communicate by flashing their lights. And when the fireflies provide the light the kids need, the shadow puppet show can continue! Go Snails Go! - Nick, Sally and the Cat have been invited along on a snail expedition! They jump into the Thingamajigger and shrink down to meet up with Lewis and Clark, the two snails leading the way! As they travel through the forest of Slippity-Goo, having fun sliding in their own shells, the kids learn about all the different ways snails use their shells. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#146Z] Hansel and Gretel: A Healthy Adventure Red and her friends are having a picnic in the park, but she has no energy to join in the fun. Could it have something to do with her unhealthy snack choices? Super Why and his friends head into the story of Hansel and Gretel to meet the equally tired and grouchy witch. They convince the witch to trade in her gingerbread house for something both delicious and nutritious - and Red learns what kinds of foods will help her go the distance so she can play with her friends for a super long time! Educational Objectives: To learn which foods taste great while providing long-lasting energy! Young viewers will play interactive alphabet games, practice the magic of spelling, and use healthy eating choices to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#104] I'm A T. Rex!/Ned The Quadruped I'm a T. rex! - Buddy travels to Rexville on the Dinosaur Train and meets Delores Tyrannosaurus and her daughter Annie. When he sees that he shares all the same features, Buddy learns that he is a Tyrannosaurus rex! Ned the Quadruped - Buddy and Tiny tour the Dinosaur Train and earn their Junior Conductor hats while their friend Ned, a four-legged, long-necked Brachiosaurus and regular Train rider, tags along. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#116H] Walk on the Wetside When Chris and Martin locate an amazing water-walking Basilisk lizard in Costa Rica, they try to replicate its actions in order to learn how this rare lizard is able to walk on water. They discover that by using its wide feet, churning its legs to create water pockets and keeping up a certain speed, the Basilisk is able to run on water in order to escape from predators. And when Donita Donata begins capturing basilisks, Martin and Chris us their new water walking powers to rescue these rare lizards. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    The Electric Company [#202] A Whole New Francine Francine decides to be a nicer person, but is it just a ploy to get invited into The Electric Company? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    This Old House [#3008H] Auburndale Project, Part 8 of 16 Halfway through the renovation in Auburndale, master carpenter Norm Abram lends general contractor Tom Silva a hand patching in some sidewall shingles on the front of the house. Down in the basement, host Kevin O'Connor finds plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installing the ductwork for the new hydronic heating and cooling system, chosen for its flexibility in duct sizes, which are installed in the ceiling over the family room to feed the sunroom above. Back upstairs, Norm meets architect Chris Chu to hear her impressions of how the project is progressing and also to review a few different aesthetic options for opening up the top of the wall that currently conceals basement stairs. The idea is to give visitors a peek at the stairway, so they will understand that there is a welcoming lower level to enjoy. Next door, in the kitchen, Kevin finds master electrician Allen Gallant finishing up the rough electrical, and also using something new - 4-inch, dimmable LED recessed light units with a light source that will last 50 times longer than an incandescent bulb. Back out in the hall mudroom, Norm and Tom accommodate another change order (and finish up the rough framing) by installing a pocket door kit you can get at a local lumberyard. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Ask This Old House [#908H] General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a new energy-efficient storm door. Up in the loft, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows host Kevin O'Connor how to cut and solder copper plumbing pipes and fittings. Outside, landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner reduce the size of an overgrown privet hedge. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 pm
    BBC Newsnight [#17203] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#2930] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2237H] July 22, 2011 INTERVIEW WITH JUDGE KATHERINE FEINSTEIN - San Francisco Superior Court Judge Katherine Feinstein speaks with Belva Davis about the fiscal crisis in the courts as the system faces $350 million in budget cuts and prepares for deep cuts to staff and services.
    NEWS PANEL - City leaders and redevelopment officials file a lawsuit saying California's plan to redistribute funds to state and local agencies is illegal. The fatal shooting of a man in San Francisco's Bayview district last Saturday raises concerns in the community over the police response. The three-week hunger strike by inmates against conditions in Security Housing Units at Pelican Bay State Prison may be coming to an end, but their resolve for change remains strong.
    Guests: Josh Richman, Legal and Political Affairs Reporter, Oakland Tribune;
    Joshua Johnson, Morning Newscaster, KQED News;
    Michael Montgomery, Reporter, KQED News and California Watch.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 pm
    This is Us [#312] Icons of the Sixties Back in the early '60s certain business concerns wanted to turn much of the San Francisco Bay into landfill. This is Us introduces Sylvia Mc Laughlin, one of the founders of Save the Bay, and the driving force behind saving and retaining one of the world's great estuaries. Then meet Doug Haut, one of surfing's great board shapers. For fifty years, Haut has been designing surfboards that help define the artistry of surfing. duration 26:44   STEREO
  • 2:00 pm
    Healing Quest [#701] Marianne Williamson on Forgiveness; Brain Boosting Chocolate; Deepak Chopra on Our Shadow Side. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Equal Time [#109] Sportsmanship Good sportsmanship on the part of fans at competitive sporting events has declined precipitously in recent years. The Bryan Stowe beating incident in Los Angeles brought the issue front and center to the national consciousness. Reporter Ryan Kern speaks with the San Francisco Giants, along with former NCAA coaches, athletes and sports broadcasters about this situation and possible ways to rectify it. duration 28:30   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Ebert Presents At the Movies [#201H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:30 pm
    QUEST [#505H] Mt. Umunhum / Asteroid Hunters / Fox For more 50 years, the summit of Mt. Umunhum, looming over San Jose, has been off limits because of military and environmental contamination issues. QUEST treks 3,486 feet to the peak to find out what the public can expect when it reopens. Plus, see how scientists are tracking thousands of objects orbiting near Earth, and discover the tree-climbing North American Gray Fox at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. duration 26:20   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    History Detectives [#905H] HD investigates a propeller from a World War II drone, a wooden club that could be Teddy Roosevelt's and a letter that Clara Barton could have written concerning a soldier's life. duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#303H] Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life After exploring the half-timbered charm of Rouen, we reflect on Monet's lily ponds, peek in on local artisans, and set up an easel at Honfleur's harbor. We venture into composer Eric Satie's eccentric world and feast on the finest of Normandy cuisine. After pondering sacrifice and celebrating freedom on the D-Day beaches, we hike with pilgrims to the enchanted island abbey of Mont St. Michel. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    California's Golden Fairs [#105] Nevada County Fair Huell travels to Grass Valley California to visit the Nevada County Fair, which is consistently referred to as "California's Most Beautiful Fairgrounds." This fair is all about the food! Treat Street is dedicated to various non-profit organizations that cook up some of the most delicious food imaginable and all the money raised goes back to the local non-profits. It's a culinary smorgasbord! This fair is also known for and its strong community roots and very active 4H program. duration 26:30   TVG
  • 6:00 pm
    Darlene Love: The Concert of Love Electrifying, joyful, exuberant - just a few of the words that describe this live concert starring the voice of America's girl groups of the '60 and 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Darlene Love. Taped at The Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, N.J., this new compilation feeds hungry fans an auditory feast of Darlene's expansive repertoire from her gospel beginnings and rock-and-roll signature songs to Broadway favorites. Hand-picked by music legend himself, Phil Spector, Ms. Love is widely considered the voice that launched a hundred hits. During the 1960's mega girl-group era, she sang backup for artists like Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Cher, Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin. A favorite of David Letterman, Love has performed on his Late Night Christmas special since 1986 and played on Broadway as Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray. In 2010 she toured as Miss Sherman, the only American in the Australian production of FAME in the lead of Miss Sherman. Darlene Love: The Concert of Love is sassy, spirited and unedited as Love brings down the house with fan favorites including "Wait Til My Bobby Gets Home," "Da Doo Ron Ron," "River Deep, Mountain High," "He's A Rebel," and David Letterman's favorite - "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)." duration 58:03   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:00 pm
    Lawrence Welk Show [#1247] Something About A Home Town Band This show boasts an eclectic mix of musical styles including the polka, waltz, country, Broadway and patriotic songs. Larry Hooper is a "Ding Dong Daddy", Sandi & Salli invite us to "Keep A Little Sunshine In Your Heart", and Andra Willis recalls Wee Bonnie Baker with "Oh Johnny". The whole casts salutes Lawrence's birthplace with "My North Dakota Home". duration 57:45   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1309H] Wichita, KS - Hour Three AR visits the Wichita Art Museum's collection of Art Nouveau works by glassmaker Frederick Carder, co-founder of the Steuben Glass Company. Discoveries include a 1920s Buddy "L" toy sand and gravel truck; a 19th-century bronze sculpture by British artist Edward Onslow Ford; and an 18th-century surveyor's compass, made by one of the finest clockmaker's in the Virginia colonies, valued at $ 20,000 to $25,000. duration 55:37   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1201H] Baltimore, Maryland - Hour One Host Mark L. Walberg welcomes viewers to Baltimore, Maryland, as he and appraiser Wes Cowan wander the whimsical and elegant displays of the Ladew Topiary Gardens, on the lookout for unusual cast iron garden decor. At the Baltimore Convention Center, appraisers cultivate a striking array of treasures, including an elegant turn-of the-19th-century rock crystal watch with an 18th-century movement; an angelfish pin bestowed by Mark Twain on a member of his "Aquarium" group of young female prodigies; and a collection of four rare American Indian artifacts -a buffalo rawhide bag, an intricately beaded bag, an elk antler quirt with a buffalo hide lash and a delicately crafted elk horn scraper -valued at $130,000 to $200,000. duration 55:03   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Sherlock Holmes [#401] The Sign of Four - Part 1 For months Holmes has been in the grip of the dreadful frustration of enforced inactivity. But, with the entrance of Mary Morstan, begins the adventure which Watson will later record as THE SIGN OF FOUR. The mysterious disappearance of her father years before, and an annual gift from an anonymous benefactor intrigues Holmes enough to become involved in the case. duration 54:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Sherlock Holmes [#402] The Sign of Four - Part Two Following the case of Mary Morstan, an apparently wronged heiress, Holmes comes across eccentric twin brothers - one soon murdered in a locked room - a missing treasure, and a one-legged man with a very small companion. A breathless chase up the river Thames by boat gets Holmes the answer to the mystery he's been seeking. Special appearance by John Thaw (Inspector Morse). duration 56:28   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3512H] Steve Earle/Kris Kristofferson Steve Earle pays tribute to his mentor, legendary Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt. Kris Kristofferson follows with tunes from his latest album. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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