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KQED 9: Saturday, May 23, 2015

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#21110] (original boradcast: 5/22/15)
    *Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman discusses his latest movie, "5 Flights Up."
    *Lori McCreary, CEO of Revelations Entertainment, a film production company she started with Morgan Freeman in 1996
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#34102] duration 28:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5445] *As Congress prepares to leaves town for the Memorial Day recess, lawmakers have several contentious bills left to debate including fast-track trade authority for the president, reauthorization of the NSA's data collection program and money for transportation programs. Charles Babington of the Associated Press will have an update on the debates, the hurdles and the likelihood of passage on all these items. *Islamic State forces have made significant headway in both Iraq & Syria this past week including capturing Ramadi, a city just 70 miles from Baghdad. With ISIS now controlling half of Syria, the U.S. continues to recalibrate its plan to fight back. Yochi Dreazen of Foreign Policy reports on the recent gains made by ISIS and how there is consensus among U.S. leaders that more needs to be done, but no consensus on what to do.
    *Dan Balz of The Washington Post and Molly Ball of The Atlantic will analyze the week in politics from the latest on Hillary Clinton's emails to a preview of two new Republican candidates who will officially launch their campaigns next week.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Drugging Our Kids Based on a yearlong San Jose Mercury News investigation, this documentary looks into the excessive use of psychiatric medications in the California foster care system. Directed by Emmy-winning photojournalist Dai Sugano, it combines the powerful stories of three former foster youth, exclusive data analysis, animated graphics and poignant images to reveal how foster care providers have come to rely on a risky but convenient remedy to control the behavior of thousands of troubled kids: numbing them with drugs that are untested on and often not approved for children. From Los Angeles to Humboldt County, reporter Karen de Sa and Sugano interviewed more than 175 people, including three dozen current and former foster youth. One after another gave disturbing accounts of suffering from the drugs' dramatic side effects. Their stories of anguish and upheaval, childhoods lost and remarkable resilience are brought together in this ambitious documentary. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 2:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1011] La Foret, Vega and Basque Cultural Center Host Leslie Sbracco and guests discuss French culinary classics at La Foret in San Jose, VEGA's homemade pizzas and pastas in San Francisco and all things Basque in South San Francisco at the Basque Cultural Center. Will they agree? duration 24:43   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Breakfast Special A celebration of going out for a morning meal in America. We visit interesting and unusual breakfast spots from a Cuban cafe in downtown St. Augustine to a midwestern eatery in a shopping center outside Columbus, Ohio. We sample pancakes in rural New York state, try loco moco in Hilo, Hawaii, and see what's cooking at the Tin Shed in Portland, Oregon. There's more to life than a bowl of cold cereal. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Breakfast Special 2: Revenge of the Omelets Going out for breakfast can be a delicious, social and sometimes gritty pleasure. This tasty sequel (with a playful title) celebrates some great breakfast spots - like Big Ed's in Raleigh, North Carolina; Post Road Diner in Norwalk, Connecticut; and Square Cafe and Hot Metal Diner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Go to the Big Island of Hawaii to learn about "loco moco," pay tribute to Carman's Country Kitchen in Philadelphia and, when in Wentworth by the Sea in New Hampshire, order lobster hash. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Film School Shorts [#303H] On The Prowl App (American Film Institute) - Desperate to get funding for his groundbreaking new dating app, shy software developer Paul agrees to use the app to seduce a beautiful stranger, but his calculations backfire when he starts to feel a genuine connection. Directed by Alex Berman.
    Banana Trip (Florida State University) - Three South Korean college boys head to Florida for spring break, hoping to hook up with white girls. Directed by Hyungjik Lee.
    duration 28:54   STEREO TVPG-SL
  • 5:30 am
    Charlie Rose - The Week [#244H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:00 am
    Caillou [#401] Starry Night Things that go bump in the night, and others that light up the sky, are on everyone's mind today. A family corn roast dinner at Grandma and Grandpa's under the star-studded sky prompts Grandpa to bring out his telescope and introduce Caillou to the constellations, planets, and moon. Grandpa discovers a new planetarium is opening and there's a prize for the best space costume. Caillou is thrilled when the winner turns out to be...a surprise! But fun turns to fear at bedtime when Caillou decides that a monster is lurking in his room. All's well when Mom and Dad unmask Caillou's monster as a tree branch on the window! Then, during a winter storm, the lights go out and Caillou is very afraid. Dad builds a fire in the fireplace and the family pretends they're camping. They even toast marshmallows! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Arthur [#1706H] Speak Up Francine/Waiting for Snow * Speak Up, Francine! - The local creek is polluted! Francine is determined to get the word out at the annual Earth Day rally, but she can't seem to speak up, so Ladonna attempts to help.
    * Waiting for Snow - Ladonna can't wait to experience her first blizzard. Skiing, sledding, snow days! If only the weather would cooperate. Arthur and Buster attempt to help her. Meanwhile, D.W teaches Bud how to make snowballs.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Odd Squad [#112H] Best Seats in the House/Agent Obfusco * Best Seats in the House - Olive and Otto battle Oren and Olaf for the best chairs at Odd Squad while Ms. O and Oscar run a top secret mission. Curriculum: Calendar.
    * Agent Obfusco - Olive and Otto become concerned when they find out their Odd Squad test is being administered by Agent Obfusco - a mysterious agent who speaks only in word problems. Curriculum: Logic problems.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#212H] Sea Horse Rodeo While exploring the world of the sea horse, Martin and Chris uncover a plot by Donita Donata to capture these amazing creatures and turn them into living jewelry. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#709H] Bhutan - Part 1 - Gross National Happiness Travel is a life-changing experience, though often these changes come when least expected. Joseph heads to the Kingdom of Bhutan, a devout Buddhist country, fully aware of the possibilities for enlightenment that Bhutan offers him and his viewers. His trip through the "Land of the Thunder Dragon" begins in Paro with a conversation with an esteemed Buddhist master and an invitation to watch a local thangka (spiritual art) artist at work. From there he travels to the Bhutan capital of Thimphu where he is confronted by the modern pressures that ancient Bhutan faces as it strives to preserve and promote its cultural heritage, pristine environment and the "Gross National Happiness" of its people. In dzongs and monasteries, in shops and schools, in valleys and on mountaintops, every experience becomes a journey of discovery. And in a country where the traveler is surrounded by prayer - prayer flags, prayer wheels, prayer walls, sacred memorials and historic monasteries - every encounter is a blessing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    New Scandinavian Cooking [#505H] An Edible Park Andreas and Finnish co-host Sara LaFountain visit Frogner Park in downtown Oslo. Here, Andreas gathers edible herbs and flowers and with them makes homemade ice cream flavored with rose petals, and a Norwegian-style bruschetta with a wild-herb pesto. Both Andreas and Sara mix a special drink and prepare festival food - a hearty hamburger and sausages. Location: OSLO - Frognerparken. duration 27:48   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#404H] Borobudur Restaurant, Alegria's, Poggio Indonesian food starts the show at Borobudur Restaurant. Then traditional Spanish cuisine at Alegria's. Finally we visit Poggio for an Italian dining experience. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Supper Club [#102H] Demon Chef Alvin Leung continues his visit to the Bay Area by trading skills with Benu's Chef Corey Lee. He invents a new dish with Chef Adam Mali of Mandarin Oriental Hotel. He then takes a stroll in Sonoma Valley with his wine maker Korbin Ming of Korbin Kameron Winery. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Martin Yan's Taste of Vietnam [#119H] The Charm of Old Hanoi The historic district of Hanoi is a charming enclave where time stands still. On foot and on a local pedi-cab, Martin explores the twisting and turning roads and alleyways of this fascinating neighborhood. He visits small, family-owned shops and sidewalk cafes, and samples all the intriguing local street food. Recipes: Hanoi Chicken and Vermicelli Noodle Soup, Papaya Salad, Rainbow Drink. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Essential Pepin [#104H] Veg-In! Ragout Of Asparagus; Zucchini And Tomato Gratin; Cauliflower Gratin; Artichoke Hearts Helen; Corn Tempura. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1518H] Dinner in the Mediterranean Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Michael Psilakis at Kefi to learn all about Greek cuisine. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make Grilled Chicken Souvlaki at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews mixing bowls in the Equipment Corner, and gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite yogurt maker. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate Tabbouleh. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Cook's Country [#712H] Oklahoma Onion Burgers and Louisiana Meat Pies Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of frozen French fries. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make a regional favorite at home, Natchitoches Meat Pies. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1011] La Foret, Vega and Basque Cultural Center Host Leslie Sbracco and guests discuss French culinary classics at La Foret in San Jose, VEGA's homemade pizzas and pastas in San Francisco and all things Basque in South San Francisco at the Basque Cultural Center. Will they agree? duration 24:43   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#107H] Waste Not Want Not! Join Lidia in the kitchen as she makes use of left over lettuce by incorporating it into a creamy Risotto. Using a secondary cut of meat, she creates decadent Veal stew with Onion and Squash, and don't throw away that day old bread, use it in a tasty Bread Pudding with Pears. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#205H] Spiced Up First, Joanne turns fresh plums into a cheese-worthy chutney with ginger and then Joan returns for an encore. They use a combination of Indian spices to prepare Roasted Chicken Thighs with Indian Rub with Pan Roasted Potatoes with Black and Yellow Mustard seeds. Recipes: Plum and Ginger Chutney with Italian Cheeses, Roasted Chicken Thighs with Indian Rub, Pan-Roasted Potatoes with Black and Yellow Mustard Seeds. Student: Joan Boada. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#303H] Roasting Roasting is a wonderful technique for a formal dinner or a casual get-together. Watch Martha as she makes roast rack of lamb, an ideal choice when you want to impress your guests. Then learn a classic Spanish technique as she cooks salt-roasted sea bass. Finally, find out how to make saffron-roasted chicken wings, the quintessential food for game day. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#409H] Southern Join Martha as she shares four of her favorite recipes highlighting the South's rich culinary heritage. An irresistible banana cream pie that's perfect for any occasion, a coconut cake loaded with more coconut than you thought possible, and a spoon bread that's more "pudding" than "bread" and as light as a souffle. Plus, pecan tassies, petite pastries featuring the flavors and textures of pecan pie. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#419H] Brunch Favorites Brioche, pastry cream and poached pears come together for a mouth-watering pastry that is as beautiful as it is delicious. Using burrata cheese, Chef Keller then creates a mouth-watering sandwich. < br>Recipes: Poached Pear Galette; Burrata & Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich. duration 27:04   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1917H] Charleston, Hour Two Hour two in Charleston, West Virginia, features highlights such as a collection of Marilyn Monroe stills from some of her greatest cinematic hits; a British rainbow spatterware pot, ca. 1860, purchased for $10; and an 1849 ship's log and register chronicling the journey from Boston to San Francisco during the Gold Rush. Can you guess which is valued at $40,000 to $50,000? Also: Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kathleen Bailey travel to The Huntington Museum of Art to discuss antique Ohio Valley glass. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Hometime [#2824H] Creekside Home Organizing Explore ways to deal effectively with the accumulation of stuff. duration 26:11   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1325H] Electrical Vehicle Charger Install/Kitchen Sink Install Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install an electric vehicle charger next to his house. The guys ask, "What is it?" Then, Richard helps a homeowner install a new kitchen sink. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    This Old House [#3425H] Adaptation & Accessibility Richard meets HFOT project manager Mike Duckett at the jobsite to understand some of the 150 requirements implemented on ADA-approved and Energy Star-rated homes. He travels to a plumbing manufacturer to see the technology behind touchless faucets and toilets. At the house, Mike shows Norm how tile contractor Steve Collette is using a beveled piece of marble to create an ADA-compliant threshold in the shower. Then they check out the technology behind the automatic door opener being used on many of the doors in the house. Cat DeWitt reveals how the hybrid styled faucet will make life more manageable for Matt and the rest of the family. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#375H] On Saturday, NewsHour Weekend explores the oil boom in North Dakota. Nearly a million barrels of crude oil are extracted from the ground each day in the state, and instead of pipelines, most of it is transported by rail. Now, prompted by a series of catastrophic accidents, the Department of Transportation has proposed a plan that could cost the industry $2.5 billion to phase out older cars they say are more prone to rupture. NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:00 pm
    Soul of a Banquet Wayne Wang, director of The Joy Luck Club, takes us into the world of Cecilia Chiang, who introduced America to authentic Chinese food. Chiang opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in 1961, and went on to change the course of cuisine in America. The film is equal parts a showcase of delectable gastronomy and a touching portrait of Chiang's journey from a childhood in Beijing before the Cultural Revolution to accidental restaurateur on the West Coast. The film features interviews with Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl and Cecilia Chiang herself. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1011] La Foret, Vega and Basque Cultural Center Host Leslie Sbracco and guests discuss French culinary classics at La Foret in San Jose, VEGA's homemade pizzas and pastas in San Francisco and all things Basque in South San Francisco at the Basque Cultural Center. Will they agree? duration 24:43   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#1310H] Boy Meets Girl 97% (Holland) - Finally, technology has now been able to help us find love. Via an app on his phone, single and ready to mingle, Bert gets a notice that the girl of his dreams is nearby. Now, all he has to do is find her before the subway train reaches the end of the line... easier said than done.
    MICKEY AND MARIA (Germany) - Twenty year old Maria goes to a birthday party in hopes of escaping her troubles. She has just broken up with her immature boyfriend and has become disenchanted with men and love. Just when she is ready to give up on love, a precocious nine year old Mickey, who knows a good thing when he sees it, offers her the most romantic proposal ever.
    MAN IN SUIT (Holland) - Twenty year old Maria goes to a birthday party in hopes of escaping her troubles. She has just broken up with her immature boyfriend and has become disenchanted with men and love. Just when she is ready to give up on love, a precocious nine year old Mickey, who knows a good thing when he sees it, offers her the most romantic proposal ever.
    duration 28:48   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Three Coins in the Fountain [#1025H] (1954) In this boy-meets-girl (times three) story, Anita (Jean Peters), Miss Frances (Dorothy McGuire) and Maria (Maggie McNamara) are three American women living in Rome and working as secretaries. They throw coins in the Fountain of Trevi, hoping their wishes will come true. Anita, who has resigned her post to return to America, finally allows herself to fall for Giorgio (Rossano Brazzi), the charismatic Italian who works at her office. After working for American writer Shadwell (Clifton Webb) for 15 years, Miss Francis decides that she, too, will return home, which motivates Shadwell to propose. Maria, the newest arrival, soon meets Prince Dino Di Cessi (Louis Jordan), and eventually wins his affections. Directed by Jean Negulesco. duration 1:41:59  
  • 9:44 pm
    Rain Man [#1024] (1988) Upon the death of his wealthy but estranged father, self-centered auto dealer/hustler Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) learns of his institutionalized autistic savant brother Raymond (Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman) whom he never knew he had, and who has inherited most of Dad's fortune in a trust fund. Charlie kidnaps Raymond and takes him on a road trip while trying to figure out how to wrest away the millions. The cross-country trip becomes a journey of discovery for both men. Directed by Barry Levinson, who won the Oscar for his efforts, along with Best Picture. duration 2:13:24   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Revolutionaries [#411H] IBM Chief Executive Ginni Rometty This edition of Revolutionaries features IBM Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty. Under her leadership, IBM is embarking on a bold transformation agenda to lead in a new era of computing. Join us as Computer History Museum CEO John Hollar sits down for a conversation with Rometty about technology, innovation and change. duration 54:12   STEREO TVG
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