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KQED Life: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18072] (original broadcast date: 04/03/12)
    * Eric Kandel of Columbia University on his book "The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, And Brain From Vienna 1900 to the Present"
    * E.O. Wilson of Harvard University on his book "The Social Conquest of Earth"
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Antiques Roadshow [#1611H] El Paso, TX - Hour Two During AR's stop in Bismarck, North Dakota, host Mark Walberg gets a lesson in school-related antiques and collectibles from appraiser Karen Keane in an actual one-room schoolhouse, part of the Buckstop Junction historic village restoration. At the Bismarck Civic Center, appraisers give high marks to the array of objects brought for show-and-tell, including a painting of a Northern Pacific Railroad train that once may have graced a Fargo railroad station; a valuable Civil War photo collection of members of John Hunt Morgan's Cavalry, also known as Morgan's Raiders; and a delightful collection of University of North Dakota pottery, some made by the owner's mother and grandmother when they were students, valued at $5500 to $7500. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    American Masters [#2503] Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel No ordinary writer and no ordinary woman -- "Gone with the Wind" created two of the world's greatest lovers, Scarlett and Rhett, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1937 and has sold more than 30 million copies. Born into Atlanta's upper crust in 1900, Margaret Mitchell challenged stifling social restrictions at every turn. A charismatic force to be reckoned with, she had a great sense of humor, was one of Georgia's first newspaper women and was extremely generous with the money she made from "Gone with the Wind." She struggled with the changing role of women and the liberation of African Americans but also suffered from lifelong bouts of depression, until a tragic accident lead to her death in 1949. This film examines the amazing endurance of "Gone with the Wind" and reveals the seminal events of Mitchell's life through dramatic re-enactments based on her letters, as scenes from the movie weave together her life and her work. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    American Masters [#2504H] Harper Lee: American Masters Reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" has been a national pastime for five decades - it is still selling nearly a million copies a year, its classic popularity and power are a common reference. And the courtroom image of Gregory Peck, as the passionate Atticus Finch, gave us an enduring picture for the novel's message. Behind it all was a young Southern girl named Nelle Harper Lee, who once said she wanted to be Alabama's Jane Austen.
    This program explores her life and unravels its mysteries, particularly why she never published again. Illuminated with family photos, revealing personal letters and an exclusive interview with her sister, Alice Finch Lee (100 years old), the film is steeped in the texture of the novel's Deep South and the social changes it inspired. Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Anna Quindlen, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey and Andrew Young reflect on how "Mockingbird" shaped their lives.
    duration 1:25:46   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 4:30 am
    ImageMakers [#804] Love and Philosophy LOVE AND ROADKILL - USA
    What kind of film features a stranded woman, a seedy man in a pickup truck and a dead deer along the side of the road? Obviously, it's a love story that tackles the hard issues like the meaning of life - really. The original, deceptively simple story turns into a moving philosophical look at human behavior and perception. Directed by John David Allen. Based on the one act play by Rose Caruso. Principal cast: Madeleine Potter and Bill Camp.
    THAT AND EVERYTHING ELSE - Canada
    A young couple is going through a rough patch in their relationship. One minute they make each other laugh. The next minute they make each other cry. They can't figure out if they are fighting to break up or fighting to stay together. Love can be so frustrating. Why didn't anyone warn us that love is such hard work? Written, directed and animated by Patrick Boivin. Principal cast: Karine Lagueux, Louis Tremblay, Gyslain Tremblay, Raymond Cloutier and Olivier Bolduc.
    duration 27:45   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#308H] Italy - Friuli Venezia Giulia - Italy's Hidden Region Joseph embarks into the little known region of Friuli Venezia Giulia on the Slovenian border where a multi-cultural heritage thrives. He straps on his helmet before hoping a Vespa for a two-wheeled tour through the region's wine country where he meets generations of winemakers and their fellow Dionysian devotees. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#106] Hill Towns of Tuscany and Umbria Castles, vineyards, walled cities and a fierce medieval rivalry that lingers today - we're out for an adventure in the Italian hill towns. Our base is dramatic Siena, home of the intensely competitive Palio horse race. From Siena we explore the multi-towered town of San Gimignano, watch grapes being harvested at a winery and drop in on the cheese festival in Pienza. Then south to Rudy's secret pick - the haunting hill towns of Pitigliano and Sovana. In Umbria we discover Etruscan tombs, visit the home of St. Francis of Assisi and pick up some pottery in quaint Gubbio. Tips on driving through the maze-like streets of a hill town and finding a place to stay. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#143] Water B. Max invents a boat, the SS B. Max, and the dogs help him figure out how to make it float. Raggs invents an underwater world and everyone pretends to be an underwater animal. Raggs has so much fun; he decides he wants to be a dog-fish. The dogs find a way to teach him that pretending is fun, but it is important to be himself and that the life of a dog-fish is not as much fun as he thought. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#111H] Bass Class Martin and Chris are in the middle of a friendly competition to find Small-mouth and Large-mouth Bass when they meet Wild Kratts Kid, Gavin, who is fishing. Before they can join him, Zach Varmitech arrives and challenges them to a fishing contest. The Wild Kratts team must use their knowledge of bass biology to win the tournament fair and square. Science Concepts: Species differentiation. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Arthur [#1208] The Blackout/Mei Lin Takes A Stand The Blackout - It's the hottest day in Elwood City, when a total blackout leaves its residents without any electricity. Will Arthur and DW survive without AC and TV? Luckily, the Molina family steps in to teach the Reads a lesson on how to keep cool and have fun as a community even under the toughest of weather conditions! Mei Lin Takes a Stand - Binky's baby sister Mei-Lin isn't keen on learning to walk and would rather stick to crawling. But then Baby Kate and Pal's flea friends, brothers Sale and Pepe, return to Elwood City and share a tale of a little princess in the land of "Hanzan-Niis" who learns to walk in order to save her beloved court jester. Will Mei Lin be inspired to take a stand or continue to stumble? duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#419] Games to Play Finding fun ways to play is the theme today. Caillou, Clementine, and Leo are disappointed because they can't go to the zoo. They cheer up after Caillou's Mommy and Daddy help them pretend to be animals themselves. Also today, Caillou, Rosie, and Julie (their babysitter) go on a scavenger hunt and decide to make a surprise craft for Mommy and Daddy with the cool stuff they found. Caillou's big friend Andre has come to visit. Andre is a soccer player and Caillou wants to play too... Only Caillou isn't very good at kicking the ball. He wants to give up, but Andre and Dad encourage him and eventually he makes the biggest kick of the day. Then, when Caillou's kite-flying plans are defeated by rain, he creates a pirate ship in his living room. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#203] Up A Tree/Curious George and the Trash * Up A Tree: When George tires of table manners and house rules, he decides to build a tree house in the country yard - a nest of his own where using his feet to eat corn on the cob and to paint on the walls would be perfectly acceptable. Armed with his Handy Monkey Tool Set, George gathers as many building materials as possible. But he quickly learns that creating a house from scratch just might take more than a pile of plywood and a handful of nails. What he needs is a design plan to make this work - and forgiveness for accidentally stealing supplies from Quint's dock and Mrs. Renkin's chicken coop!
    * Curious George and the Trash: Just as he is preparing to have his new driver's license photo taken, The Man with the Yellow Hat suddenly finds himself hatless - thanks to George, who accidentally crushes it. After dropping the hat off at the dry-cleaner to have it fixed, The Man asks George to wait at home for it to be delivered while he goes on a neighborhood jog. But when the hat arrives, George mistakes it for a look-a-like garbage box and tosses it down the trash chute. George's desperate attempt to recover his friend's most prized possession leads the monkey on a race through the labyrinth of the city's garbage system.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#120H] Pick Your Friends/ Finola's Farm * Finola's Farm: Nick and Sally are trying to have breakfast but have run out of milk. The Cat arrives to take them to Finola's Farm to have breakfast with Finola. First they learn how to milk a cow, then they discover that cows milk can be made into butter and cheese and best of all - ice cream!
    * Pick Your Friends: It's Valentine's Day and Nick and Sally can't agree on how to decorate the card they're making for Cat. Does this mean they aren't really best friends? Cat takes them to meet Sheldon, a tortoise who knows all about friendship. They learn that Sheldon's best friend is completely different than he is and that being best friends doesn't mean you always have to agree.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#208H] Baby Dino's Big Discovery ROAR! Pig invited his friends over to play dinosaurs, but Whyatt can't figure out which toy dinosaur he has. So he super readers soar into Baby Dino's Big Discovery where they lend a hand to a baby dinosaur searching for his mommy. They'll need to look closely to figure out what kind of dinosaur Baby Dino is...and be careful to avoid being eaten while they do! Educational Objectives: To learn about dinosaurs, follow the alphabet, rhyme with ANT words, find out what the words "herbivore" and "carnivore" mean, and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#205H] Buddy Explores The Tyrannosaurs/Rainy Day Fight * Buddy, an adopted T. rex, wishes he knew more about his T. rex ancestors. So, Dad takes him and Tiny on the Dinosaur Train back to the early Cretaceous, to visit an ancestor: an earlier version of Tyrannosaurus rex called Raptorex. Rodney Raptorex is a kid who won't grow up to be as big as Buddy will, but the two boys find that they not only have a lot of differences, they have a lot in common, too < br>* The kids are stuck cooped up in the nest for a long, rainy spell which leads to them fighting. Mom tells them that the rain has stopped enough that they can leave the nest but she gives them an assignment: to go find their own "calm space," where they can calm down enough to get along with each other again. It works - each kid finds something in nature that helps him or her to calm down and be friends again. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#121] Good-Bye T-Bone/The Truth About Dogs and Cats "Good-Bye T-Bone"--Clifford and Cleo misunderstand a conversation they overhear and think T-Bone is moving away. They vow to make T- Bone's last day on Birdwell Island extra special. They eventually learn to listen to a whole story before jumping to conclusions -- but the good friends enjoy a truly special day nonetheless! "The Truth about Dogs and Cats"--When two cats "move in" to the tree next door to T-Bone, the dogs try everything to get rid of them, but they soon discover that they have no real reason not to like the cats. The dogs learn that, just because individuals are different, it doesn't mean they can't be friends. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#117] Time Out/Sniff Sniff * Time Out - Nina loses her date book. Jorge doesn't help her find it, thinking she will have more time to play with him. The plan backfires, and Jorge learns to respect Nina's commitments.
    * Sniff Sniff - When Emily Elizabeth wakes up with a cold, Clifford does everything he can to make her feel better. He tries playing with a pop up book, playing ball, and getting her to dance. Finally he realizes that one of the best things you can do for someone who isn't feeling well doesn't feel like much at all. He goes into her room and snuggles with her, and she couldn't be happier.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4264H] Goodbye Pacifier Curly Bear is unsure about giving up her binky, so Elmo tries to help. He remembers when he had a binky and how hard it was for him to say goodbye to it too. The first thing he tried was putting all his binkies in a box for Leela to give to her sister's new baby, but he missed his binkies so much that he searched around his room and found another one. Next, he tried exchanging his binky for a stuffed bunny at Hooper's Store, but that didn't work and he traded it back. Next, he tried leaving it for the binky fairy. Elmo put his binky under his pretend pillow, and Abby did her magic and turned the binky into a dollar bill, but then Elmo took that dollar and bought another binky with it! Baby Bear asks him how he finally gave up his binky, and Elmo explains that he had a talk with Gordon about being a big monster and trying to only use his binky sometimes until he finally wouldn't want it anymore. Then, they sang a song about saying goodbye to his binky, and at the end, Elmo was finally ready to give it up. After hearing the song, Curly Bear realizes that she is ready to say goodbye to her binky too, and hands it over to Baby Bear. Everyone is very proud of her, and she feels great about her decision. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#18072] (original broadcast date: 04/03/12)
    * Eric Kandel of Columbia University on his book "The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, And Brain From Vienna 1900 to the Present"
    * E.O. Wilson of Harvard University on his book "The Social Conquest of Earth"
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1101H] Old-Fashioned Sunday Dinners Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create a great, old-fashioned Simple Pot Roast with test cook Bridget Lancaster. Then, Chris really shakes it up in the Equipment Corner with Adam Ried while testing food storage containers, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals the science behind salting meat. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to cook the best Chicken Pot Pie. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#103] Salad Days Jacques dressed in a toga? For the Julia's Caesar Salad, of course! This show has salad for everyone, from a simple mixed green salad with a garlic vinaigrette, to classic Caesar and Nicoise (with fresh seared tuna) Salads. How about some potato salad? Well, Julia and Jacques prepare two: An American style potato salad with homemade mayonnaise, and its tart French cousin. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2572Z] In part 1 of a two-part conversation, Tavis talks with former lobbyist Jack Abramoff about his memoir, Capitol Punishment. He shares his thoughts on being referred to as an "orthodox Robin Hood" and discusses the conflicting feedback he's receiving for writing his book. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#16095] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10299H] Path To The White House * Doctors Seek End To 45 Medical Tests * The Solar Suitcase * SCOTUS v. The President? * Profile Of A Poet duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#18095] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Curious George [#203] Up A Tree/Curious George and the Trash * Up A Tree: When George tires of table manners and house rules, he decides to build a tree house in the country yard - a nest of his own where using his feet to eat corn on the cob and to paint on the walls would be perfectly acceptable. Armed with his Handy Monkey Tool Set, George gathers as many building materials as possible. But he quickly learns that creating a house from scratch just might take more than a pile of plywood and a handful of nails. What he needs is a design plan to make this work - and forgiveness for accidentally stealing supplies from Quint's dock and Mrs. Renkin's chicken coop!
    * Curious George and the Trash: Just as he is preparing to have his new driver's license photo taken, The Man with the Yellow Hat suddenly finds himself hatless - thanks to George, who accidentally crushes it. After dropping the hat off at the dry-cleaner to have it fixed, The Man asks George to wait at home for it to be delivered while he goes on a neighborhood jog. But when the hat arrives, George mistakes it for a look-a-like garbage box and tosses it down the trash chute. George's desperate attempt to recover his friend's most prized possession leads the monkey on a race through the labyrinth of the city's garbage system.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#120H] Pick Your Friends/ Finola's Farm * Finola's Farm: Nick and Sally are trying to have breakfast but have run out of milk. The Cat arrives to take them to Finola's Farm to have breakfast with Finola. First they learn how to milk a cow, then they discover that cows milk can be made into butter and cheese and best of all - ice cream!
    * Pick Your Friends: It's Valentine's Day and Nick and Sally can't agree on how to decorate the card they're making for Cat. Does this mean they aren't really best friends? Cat takes them to meet Sheldon, a tortoise who knows all about friendship. They learn that Sheldon's best friend is completely different than he is and that being best friends doesn't mean you always have to agree.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#107H] Polar Bears Don't Dance While in the Arctic, Martin and Chris are on a mission to discover how animals move around in different environments. Their new knowledge comes in handy when they discover that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a Walrus calf and a Polar bear cub. The Wild Kratts team must do what it takes to return the baby animals to their mothers. Science Concepts: Buoyancy, Traction. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10299H] Path To The White House * Doctors Seek End To 45 Medical Tests * The Solar Suitcase * SCOTUS v. The President? * Profile Of A Poet duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Panama Canal: American Experience [#2304] On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. American ingenuity and innovation had succeeded where, just a few years earlier, the French had failed disastrously. But the U.S. paid a price for victory: more than a decade of ceaseless, grinding toil, an outlay of more than 350 million dollars -- the largest single federal expenditure in history to that time -- and the loss of more than 5,000 lives. Along the way, Central America witnessed the brazen overthrow of a sovereign government, a revolutionary public health campaign, the backbreaking removal of hundreds of millions of tons of earth and construction on an unprecedented scale. The story of the canal features a cast of colorful characters ranging from an indomitable President to visionary engineers to tens of thousands of workers from around the world, rigidly segregated by race. Using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, Interviews with canal workers and first-hand accounts of life in the Canal zone, director Stephen Ives and producer Amanda Pollak (New Orleans, Roads to Memphis) unravel the story of one of the world's most significant technological achievements. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 pm
    Grand Coulee Dam: American Experience Grand Coulee was more than a dam; it was a proclamation. In the wake of the Great Depression, America turned from private enterprise to public works - not simply to provide jobs, but to restore faith. The ultimate expression of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, Grand Coulee played a central role in transforming the Northwest; it was the largest hydroelectric power producing facility in the world when it was completed in March 1941. After WWII, a vast irrigation project made possible by the dam helped turn the barren deserts of central Washington into rich farmland. But the dam prevented access to one of the greatest salmon rivers in the world. Deprived of the salmon - their most important resource - the native people who lived along the Columbia witnessed a profound cultural decline. Featuring the men and women who lived and worked at Grand Coulee and the native people whose lives were changed, as well as historians and engineers, this film explores how the tension between technological achievement and environmental impact hangs over the project's legacy. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Global Voices [#114] Great Wall Across The Yangtze This program tells the story of the controversy surrounding the construction of the world's largest dam and hydroelectric power plant, Three Gorges, across the legendary Yangtze river. The story is told by some of the people most affected: the engineer who believes in his country and its urgent need for new sources of power and flood control; the people who are being forcibly relocated to make way for the immense reservoir; the biologist who works to find ways to save the Baiji River dolphin from extinction; and the archaeologist who attempts to recover ancient artifacts before time runs out. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#309H] Guatemala - The Maya of the Western Highlands Joseph visits the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Antigua before climbing volcanoes and heading into Guatemala's Mayan highland villages for hard bargaining in the local markets, a leisurely visit to a coffee plantation and a weaving lesson on a traditional back-strap loom. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#107] Provence Sun, olive trees and cicadas - we're in the heart of France. With our base in the sleepy town of St. Remy, we make forays into the villages, countryside and cities of Provence. Driving tours of the Alpilles and Luberon regions take us to the red rock village of Rousillion, the lavender ensconced Abbey of Senanque, and the picture perfect village of Eygalieres. We also take in the delights of Provence's cities, Arles, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. We end our adventures with a dip in the Mediterranean at the seaside village of Cassis. Tips on how to rent a vacation home in France and enjoying the many summer festivals. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18073] (original broadcast date: 04/04/12)
    * Jim Nantz of CBS Sports on the Masters Tournament
    * Hank Haney on his book "The Big Miss: My Year's Coaching Tiger Woods
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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