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KQED Plus: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Speakeasy [#302H] Steve Earle and David Simon Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Steve Earle is joined by Emmy Award- winning producer David Simon for an intimate conversation in this episode of Speakeasy. Earle began his career as a songwriter in 1982 before having his breakthrough 1986's Guitar Town. His 16th studio album, So You Wanna Be an Outlaw, was released in June 2017. Simon is the Emmy Award winning producer behind HBO's The Wire. His latest project The Deuceis coming to HBO in the fall. The pair discuss storytelling through song, politics, and working with Townes Van Zandt. Earle treats the audience to a special performance of songs from his new album including "Goodbye Michelangelo," "The Firebreak Line," and "So You Wannabe an Outlaw." duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:00 am
    Father Brown [#105H] The Eye of Apollo The Church of Apollo comes to Kembleford and Susie falls under the spell of their charismatic leader, Kalon. Jealousy among the followers leads to the murder, in a locked room, of Kalon's wife. Father Brown must solve the murder and break Kalon's spell over Susie before she leaves with him following baptism into his church. duration 50:50   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:52 am
    Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries [#109H] Queen of the Flowers The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher has been chosen to refine a group of delinquent flower maidens for the annual flower parade. When the body of one of her charges washes up on the beach, she begins to question the worth of table manners and dancing lessons. In the midst of her investigation, Jane's mother unexpectedly resurfaces and Phryne has to face her fears about losing her ward. Directed by Clayton Jacobson. Additional Directing by Tony Tilse. Guest stars Terry Norris, Danielle Cormack, Andrew S Gilbert and Eva Lazzaro. duration 53:13   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 2:46 am
    Murder Maps [#202H] The Blackout Ripper It was WWII and London was rocked by the Blitz as German planes flew above the city, terrorizing its citizens. At the same time, on the streets below another terrible danger lurked in the shadows. A serial killer was on the loose. duration 59:35   STEREO TV14
  • 3:31 am
    Doctor Blake Mysteries [#134H] A Difficult Lie When a reporter's body is discovered on the 18th hole at the local golf course, Blake is called in to investigate. duration 57:25   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:30 am
    Foyle's War [#803H] Elise After an assassination attempt on Hilda Pierce (Ellie Haddington), Foyle examines her Special Operations Executive activities during the war and rumors of a traitor. duration 1:29:40   STEREO TVPG-V
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4256] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4255] Tavis talks with entrepreneur Jamie Merisotis about making higher education available to all and with education advocate Brandon Busteed about the political divide over higher education. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1626H] Revolutionizing Classic Fruit Desserts Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the perfect strawberry-rhubarb pie. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cold brew coffee makers in the Equipment Corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best tea gadgets. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best cherry clafouti. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#512H] Upside Down Day Turn the day upside down by having breakfast for dinner. Savory waffles Benedict is perfect and perfectly filling as is Sara's take on the classic spaghetti with bacon, eggs and toasted bread crumbs! We'll also visit a smokehouse to see how bacon gets the flavor we all crave. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Bakes [#806H] Seeded Known for their satisfying crunch and distinctive, nutty flavor, seeds create culinary magic in a wide variety of baked goods. Today Martha highlights the virtues of seeds by incorporating them in three fantastic recipes including seeded whole-wheat English muffins, a heavenly seeded Saratoga torte, and light and crispy whole-grain seeded wafer crackers for the quintessential cocktail party tray. Recipes so delicious you'll want to make them again and again. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#309] Signature Burgers Today's menu comes from The Burger Bar and includes Chef Keller's signature Buffalo Burger with his secret recipe for a very special red wine sauce. On the side is a recipe for some crunchy, juicy homemade onion rings. Recipes: Buffalo Burger; Beer-Battered Onion Rings with Spicy Aioli. duration 27:45   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#604H] Southern Ethiopia - Tribal Lands and Primeval People Joseph's adventure begins along the shores of Lake Abaya and Chamo, two of the lakes of the 2,400 mile Rift Valley where modern man is said to have originated. After becoming acquainted with the lakes' fishermen, birds, crocodiles and hippos, he soldiers on across dry, wide stretches of savannah and forests that hug the river beds into the Lower Omo Valley. During his stay in the valley he has close encounters with the Konso, Hamer and Mursi people, mostly nomadic tribal people who still live untouched by modern inventions and amenities. In the towns, markets and tribal camps he meets the people and shares in their ancient customs and ceremonies. Although not without its challenges, this Travelscope adventure offers an unforgettable look at prehistoric cultures in transition. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Destination Craft with Jim West [#108H] Peru Jim West travels to Cusco and Lima in Peru, South America where master artisans teach gourd carving, Peruvian pottery, and making a traditional retablo. He also crafts the perfect pan flute. Jim also makes a "ceviche" dish with a master chef, learns about silver jewelry making, and weaves colorful tapestries. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Finding Your Roots [#404H] The Vanguard Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors - of all colors - into the greater context of black history. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 11:00 am
    Nova [#4306] Rise of the Robots Machines with human-like capabilities have long been the stuff of science fiction. Until now. Meet the world's most advanced humanoid robots as they leave the lab, battle real-world challenges and endeavor to become part of our everyday lives. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Father Brown [#105H] The Eye of Apollo The Church of Apollo comes to Kembleford and Susie falls under the spell of their charismatic leader, Kalon. Jealousy among the followers leads to the murder, in a locked room, of Kalon's wife. Father Brown must solve the murder and break Kalon's spell over Susie before she leaves with him following baptism into his church. duration 50:50   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1216H] Waterfront Pizza and Mediterranean Restaurant, Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen, Lolinda Sit outside with the locals and enjoy hookah by the water at Foster City's Waterfront Pizza and Mediterranean Restaurant. Then, stop in for pastrami and matzo ball soup at East Coast meets West Coast deli-done-Berkeley style, Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen. Finally, dig into wood-fired meat, meat and more meat at San Francisco's Lolinda. duration 25:51   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#117H] Go Nuts! Joanne goes "nuts" and makes for us her five-spice, ginger, and cayenne packed Asian Toasted Nuts. Then she encourages her student Geoff to do the same making stir-fried chicken, pine-nut lettuce wraps, and cardamom-scented rice with toasted almonds. Recipes: Asian Toasted Nuts, Stir-Fried Chicken and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps, and Cardamom-Scented Rice with Toasted Almonds. Student: Geoff Rubendall, Civil Engineer. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Essential Pepin [#118H] Egg-Ceptional Mollet Eggs Florentine; Eggs In Ramekins; Eggs En Cocotte; Scrambled Eggs In Bread Cases With Candied Oyster Mushrooms; Fines Herbs Omelet; Mushroom Omelet; Flat Potato Omelet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#606H] Andalucia, Gibraltar and Tangier Exploring Andalucia, we experience the quintessence of Spanish culture. Starting up high, in Spain's whitewashed hill towns, we roll down to the coast to enjoy the windsurfing mecca of Tarifa. Then we catch a bit of Britain on the Rock of Gibraltar, and sail to Africa for a Moroccan finale in Tangier. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1815H] Anaheim, Hour Three AR is in Anaheim, California, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Rosie Sayyah head to Joseff Jewelry to discuss Hollywood costume jewelry. Highlights include an 18th-century Chinese cinnabar lacquer box that was originally created as gift wrapping and is appraised for $40,000 to $60,000; a collection of wanted posters found in southern California hotel ledgers, ca. 1900, featuring a Butch Cassidy wanted circular; and a shadow box attributed to Joseph Cornell that was found in the trash by the owner's father and could fluctuate in value from $100 to $150,000, depending on authentication. duration 55:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#418H] Box Turtled In! When the Wild Kratts Tortuga is accidentally miniaturized and carried off by a coyote, the mothership's shell defense is finally put to the test. The gang embarks on a box turtle-style mission to get back to the Miniaturizer and restore the Tortuga back to normal size. Science Concept: Defense. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#140H] O Is Not for Over O is Not for Over - Olive and Otto face their biggest challenge yet. Curriculum: Algebraic thinking; identifying and extending patterns and using deductive reasoning to solve problems. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#201H] First Day In this two-part episode, agents struggle with a case while Oscar interviews candidates to run the Odd Squad Creature Room. Curriculum: Data and charts. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#703] Ants In Arthur's Pants/Don't Ask Muffy * Ants in Arthur's - Pants To excel in science, Mr. Ratburn's class has to prove that they have P.A.N.T.S. - the ability to be patient, attentive, nosy, thoughtful, and systematic. And Arthur's certain he's got `em to ace his ant project... until the crawly creatures end up everywhere but in their ant-farm! Can Arthur's P.A.N.T.S. save his project - and save the ants from the exterminator?
    * Don't Ask Muffy - Muffy starts an advice column in the school newspaper to launch her career as a rich and famous talk-show host. There's only one problem - the kids are ignoring her, and flocking to a mystery advice-giver instead! If Muffy wants to be as popular as Hoprah Linseed, she'll have to learn a few lessons about competition and what really makes a good listener...
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#2103H] Francine and the Soccer Spy/Sue Ellen and the Last Page When Ladonna befriends a new member of the Mighty Mountain soccer team, Francine becomes convinced she is leaking top secret team info. / The City Council has voted to close the Elwood City Library! Can Sue Ellen save the library before it's too late? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Martha Speaks [#205H] Martha in the Hold/Get Along, Little Doggies * Martha in the Hold - Martha's family is going out West on vacation and Martha doesn't want to be left behind. But that cargo hold where dogs have to travel sounds scary. Can Martha find her ticket to ride? Vocabulary: (E) cargo, passenger(s), turbulence, arriv(e)(s)(ing)(val) , depart(s)(ed) (I) travel(ing), suitcase(s), flight, trip, Take(s) (ing) off.
    * Get Along, Little Dogies! - Martha is excited to go on a cattle drive. Cookie the cowhand isn't so sure that Martha is fit for the trip and he might be right. Can Martha show Cookie that she has what it takes to be at home on the range? Vocabulary: (E) vacation(ing), stampede, lodging, sightseeing, cattle drive, scenery (I) wagon, cowboy(s), camp, outdoors, tour(s).
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Secrets of the Six Wives [#101H] Divorced Worsley examines the happy marriage of Henry VIII to first wife, Katherine of Aragon. Despite her skill and devotion as his queen, she fails to give Henry the son he needs and he falls for Anne Boleyn. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3715H] Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral 1 duration 57:50   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Dickensian [#101H] Christmas Eve. Jacob Marley collects from Grandfather, who is soon relieved at Nell's recovery from an illness. Amelia Havisham learns from Mr Jaggers that she has inherited most of her late father's estate; her brother Arthur, angered by the news, stages a confrontation that his accomplice, Meriwether Compeyson, acting the innocent passerby, curtails before escorting Amelia to Satis House. At Marley's request, Fagin has Sikes bring Nancy to the moneylender's house. Bob Cratchit scrounges together a supper for his family. Marley is found murdered in a dockside alley. duration 57:20   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Jewel in the Crown [#109] The Towers of Silence Susan's baby is saved, but Susan drifts into mental isolation. Mildred returns Barbie's gift of spoons, and Barbie decides to present them to the Officer's mess. She arrives at the Adjutant's house in a downpour and, hearing strange sounds, she forces her way in. There she finds Mildred and the Adjutant making love. Barbie has now left Rose Cottage, but she returns to fetch a trunk, and finds Ronald Merrick on the verandah, looking for the Laytons. He tells her that Edwina Crane has left a suicide note saying 'There is no god, not even on the road from Dibrapur.' Barbie is shattered - she has just been offered a job at the Infants' School in Dibrapur. She sets off in a rickshaw - but on the way down the steep hill the runners lose control and rickshaw is overturned. Months later Sarah finds her, distraught, in Ranpur mission hospital. Outside her window the vultures circle the towers of silence where the Parsees expose their dead. duration 52:07   TV14
  • 11:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1610H] Tough Trains: Cuba's Sugar Railroads Cuba was one of the first countries in the world to build a railway, starting all the way back in 1837. At the time, Cuba was the world's largest sugar producer, and its early railways were designed not with passengers in mind, but to transport sugarcane to the mills and refined sugar to the ports. In this episode, host Ian Wright goes on an eye-opening and hair-raising train journey across the Caribbean island of Cuba. The communist country's railway network is dilapidated and very unreliable, but it ends up being a fantastically enjoyable trip. duration 57:54   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    This American Land [#602H] * Protecting the Chenier Plain: On the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana, a wildlife-rich wetland and critically important industries are threatened by erosion and tidewater flooding.
    * Cattle and bobwhite quail manage to coexist on grazing lands in south Texas - how does that work?
    * Residents in Virginia have a plan to create protected wilderness and scenic areas in the George Washington National Forest, allowing a variety of recreational activities including mountain biking, hiking and fishing.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Today's Wild West [#102H] Lone Pine Film Festival On location at the Lone Pine Film Festival in Lone Pine, CA, where Hollywood's been shooting Westerns - and lots of other movies - for nearly a century; plus a visit with Rifleman star Johnny Crawford. duration 26:42   STEREO TVG
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