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KQED 9: Sunday, September 21, 2014

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#1103H] It's A Journey - Not A Destination Against a backdrop of sweeping sand and swaying palm trees, the road-trippers make their way to Palm Springs to interview NASA engineer Adam Steltzner. Adam boasts an impressive resume that includes directing the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, but describes an unlikely sequence of life events that led him to where he is: He was a terrible student in school, isn't sure whether he graduated high school, and spent years as an aimless musician without even knowing the Earth rotated on an axis! A fateful night looking up at the stars eventually kindled his interest in science, but his circuitous path teaches the road-trippers that it's always possible to alter your trajectory.
    Later, in Taos, New Mexico, the team meets with Sherry Grathler, a river guide who backed out of a career in law to pursue the outdoors. Sherry discusses the challenges of defying societal expectations, and leads the road-trippers through a whitewater rapid excursion down the Rio Grande that teaches them the importance of going with the flow of life. Later, the road-trippers find themselves pleasantly outside their comfort zones with a festive Fourth of July celebration deep in the heart of Texas.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:30 am
    Start Up [#203] Rotelle Me More: Alley Cats/Zaza's Gary and the crew travel to Minneapolis, MN to meet with Roger, one of the owners of Alley Cats, a bike shop that sells, repairs and restores bicycles. Then they swing by Iowa City, IA to talk to Julie who created ZaZa's, a Italian specialty market that makes fresh homemade pasta. duration 26:41   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#407H] The Old Clam House, Gialina, Mustards Grill A turn of the century building has housed The Old Clam House for over 100 years and its still serving some of the same fare. In contrast, Gialina has only been around for three years and delivers a contemporary menu. American food traditions continue at Mustards Grill, which celebrated its 25th birthday in 2008. duration 26:03   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1204H] Omg THE VOORMAN PROBLEM (England): Doctor Williams is called in to examine the enigmatic Mr Voorman, a prisoner with a peculiar a: he believes he is a god. The doctor must decide on the sanity of Mr Voorman. Is he a faker or a lunatic?
    THE BIG LEAP (Poland / Sweden): Three people meet atop a skyscraper. They have the same intention - to commit suicide due to a major financial crisis. The conflict quickly escalates when they discover that they all represent a different conviction about the afterlife. The believer, the agnostic and the atheist know the only way to find out the truth is to take The Big Leap.
    duration 26:56   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 2:00 am
    Roosevelts: An Intimate History [#107H] A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962) Frail and failing but determined to see the war through to victory, FDR wins re-election and begins planning for a peaceful postwar world, but a cerebral hemorrhage kills him at 63. After her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt proves herself a shrewd politician and a skilled negotiator in her own right, as well as a champion of civil rights, civil liberties and the United Nations. When she dies in 1962, she is mourned everywhere as the First Lady of the World. duration 1:56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Roosevelts: An Intimate History [#107H] A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962) Frail and failing but determined to see the war through to victory, FDR wins re-election and begins planning for a peaceful postwar world, but a cerebral hemorrhage kills him at 63. After her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt proves herself a shrewd politician and a skilled negotiator in her own right, as well as a champion of civil rights, civil liberties and the United Nations. When she dies in 1962, she is mourned everywhere as the First Lady of the World. duration 1:56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Caillou [#516H] Caillou's Discoveries Where is Mars?: Caillou and Daddy are finishing up a model of the solar system for show-and-tell...until the little red ball they're using for Mars disappears. Where did it go? Caillou continually blames Rosie...and he discovers it was Gilbert who ran off with the little planet! Caillou apologizes to his sister, realizing he shouldn't jump to conclusions. Educational Objective: The importance of not jumping to conclusions; blaming others. Emma's Extra Snacks: Caillou is confused when Emma is allowed to have extra snacks at preschool. He's even more confused when Miss Martin explains that Emma has Type 1 Diabetes. Worried about his friend, Caillou becomes very protective of Emma, not wanting her to do anything - not even go down the slide! But when Emma outruns Caillou in a race, he soon realizes Emma's diabetes isn't like a cold or flu. It's something Emma has to live with every day...and she's doing a pretty good job of it. Educational Objective: Realizing having a chronic illness doesn't mean one needs to put one's life on hold. Lost and Found: When things begin to go missing around the house - like Mommy's keys - Mommy blames Gilbert. Caillou is sure Gilbert didn't take them...and he sets out to prove it! Together, Caillou, Mommy and Rosie backtrack through the house and eventually discover Caillou's theory was right - Gilbert didn't take the keys -- Mommy left them in the door handle! Educational Objective: The importance of not jumping to conclusions. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Arthur [#1508] Muffy's Classy Classics Club/Best Enemies * Muffy's Classy Classics Club - Muffy buys all of the pretty books and pretty dolls in the Pretty Pioneers series, and invites her friends to join a pretty book club. But she can't take their criticisms that the books are, well, rather poorly written. Will the book club disband or can Muffy open up to new literary experiences? < br>* Best Enemies - Mom has new clients coming over and they have a daughter who is D.W.'s age - and her name is even W.D.! They're going to be the best of friends! Turns out, no. They don't have anything in common. So D.W. and W.D. work together to convince their parents that they'll just never get along - and somehow, have a lot of fun in the process. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#206H] Neck and Neck As Chris and Martin search for the answer to why giraffes have long necks, a mischievous giraffe begins secretly taking Creature Power Suit parts and supplies from the Tortuga. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#135H] Quillber's Birthday Present It's Aviva's birthday, and Chris and Martin decide to collect shed porcupine quills to make a beautiful necklace as a gift. As they tag along with an African Crested Porcupine, they discover that animals have different ways and even some highly specialized features to defend themselves from predators. For example, porcupine quills are modified hairs, designed by nature into a deadly defense. The Kratt brothers must use this amazing defense to protect the porcupines from Zach's latest animal collection scheme. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#107] Curious George, Door Monkey/Curious George Goes Up the River * Curious George, Door Monkey: As lobby dog, it's Hundley's job to keep everything in order. But when George finds some intriguingly shaped packages, the lobby is soon filled with tennis, bowling, and golf balls and a ton of empty boxes! George and Hundley scramble to put the balls back in the right size boxes before the ball-collector tenant comes to retrieve his packages!
    * Curious George Goes Up the River - George is supposed to be feeding the ducks while The Man with the Yellow Hat helps Mrs. Renkins look for her lost baby chicks. But somehow, "feeding the ducks" turns into a trip down the river for George and Jumpy. At first, it's fun, but soon George and Jumpy realize they're getting pretty far from home. With the help of some familiar landmarks, they make their way back safely-and the baby chicks find them!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#108] Curious George and the Invisible Sound/Curious George, A Peeling Monkey * Curious George and the Invisible Sound - While trying to record different animal sounds in the country, George discovers some amazing things about the dynamics of sound: the closer he gets, the louder the sound; the further away he is, the quieter the sound. Then he discovers one he's never heard before. He follows the direction of the sound throughout the house until he finds... a cricket?! How can something so small make such a big noise?
    * Curious George, A Peeling Monkey - George really can't wait to see what's inside Professor Wiseman's birthday present. Because he's a good little monkey, he leaves the present in one piece, but he distracts himself by "unwrapping" everything else around him. George learns that lots of things have covers, and for many different reasons. Even the bathroom walls are covered with wallpaper! But not for long...
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#106H] Dress Up Day/Bathtime * Dress Up Day - Nick and Sally are playing dress up, but oh no! Sally's princess dress has torn, and mom doesn't have any silk thread to fix it. Cat takes them to his good friend Mindy, the silk caterpillar. Mindy shows them how she makes silk. Sally uses the silk thread to fix her swirly twirly princess dress!
    * Bathtime - Nick and Sally have been playing in the mud, and now they need to get clean! The Cat in the Hat knows some friends who have some very wonderful ways to bathe! In Bana Bana Savanah, they meet three different animals who all keep clean in very different ways. Even though it was fun to try bathing how the animals do, Sally and Nick decide that good old soap and water works best for them!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#107H] Trees Company/Now You See Me * Trees Company - Sally and Nick are playing up in their treehouse when Nick's mom calls them for lunch. Nick wonders what it would be like to stay up in that tree all the time! The Cat in the Hat knows! Or at least he has friends that do. In Jimmer Jammer Jungle the kids learn how different animals spend their entire lives in trees. As neat as that is, there's one thing those trees don't have, and that's mom's home cooking!
    * Now You See Me - Nick and Sally are playing hide and go seek, but Sally keeps getting found! The Cat takes the kids to meet the best hider ever, his friend Gecko! Through a game of hide and go seek in the jungle, the kids learn how Gecko not only hides, but how he runs and climbs. Now Sally knows how to camouflage herself so she won't be so easily found!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction The centenary of this recent extinction offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for this film to sharply focus new attention on habitat conservation and species survival-and help us avoid the fate of the passenger pigeon for future species. duration 57:03   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Simply Ming [#915Z] Jamie Bissonnette & Breaking Down A Chicken Ming shows you one of his top techniques for a home cook to master, breaking down a chicken. "Buying a whole bird is so much cheaper than chicken parts", says Ming. With the help of Boston Chef Jamie Bissonnette, a nose to tail specialist, Ming shows viewers how much more mileage you can get out of a whole bird. Together, these two master chefs come up with some creative ways to use chicken - like roast chicken breast with Kimchee braised wings. duration 26:35   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#215H] Crock of Flavor Light, lean and big on flavor! This menu features Small Crocks of Shrimp in Hot Vegetable Broth and lean pork tenderloin in Pork Medallions with Grapes and Pomegranate Sauce accompanied by a melange of Spinach, Macadamia Nuts and Raisins. For dessert, it's Butter Pecan Ice Cream paired with Apple Maple Topping making a feast worthy of any company! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1318H] Perfecting Summer Classics Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best Grilled Steak with New Mexican Chile Rub. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of hot sauces. Next, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make perfect Raspberry Sorbet at home, and science expert Guy Crosby explains the science behind great sorbet. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite ice cream machine and cone maker. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1213H] Soup and Bread from Scratch Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals the problem with whole wheat flour. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews Pullman bread pans to see if they live up to the hype. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat flour. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make Broccoli Cheese Soup with lots of broccoli flavor. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#701H] Bellanico, Davey Jones Deli and Gamine Bellanico, Davey Jones Deli and Gamine are the restaurants selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#215H] Philadelphia's Beef Rolls and Boston's North End Lidia cooks a savory meal of Braised Beef Rolls and Spinach and Bacon. She takes viewers to 9th Street Market in Philadelphia where she heads to DiBruno Bros, a 4th generation owned cheese shop that boasts Italian delicacies. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#202H] Shortbread You don't have to be Scottish to love shortbread, and this deliciously dense treat is easier to make than you might think. Martha demonstrates how to make shortbread wedges, brown-butter shortbread lemon bars, brown-sugar pecan shortbread cookies, and a pumpkin tart with pressed-in shortbread tart shell - perfect for fall. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#409H] Cooking Ahead Sometimes the easiest way to get dinner on the table on a weeknight is to cook ahead on Sunday. Eat these hearty comfort meals on Sunday, then reheat or use them in tons of other ways during the week. Sara's got Braised Brisket with "Flying Discs" and Rice with Broccoli Rabe Pesto. Plus, she'll teach you everything you need to know about grains. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1320H] Big & Little Good things come in small - and gigantic - packages. AR looks high and low through its archive of appraisals for unusually teeny treasures and outsize objects, from an heirloom five-carat diamond ring valued at $40,000 to $50,000 to a wall-sized painting by noted American artist John Fery, estimated to be worth $20,000 to $30,000. duration 56:06   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3239H] duration 27:30   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 pm
    Moyers & Company [#337H] Climate Change: The Next Generation Kelsey Juliana comes by her activism naturally - her parents met in the 1990's while fighting the logging industry's destruction of old growth forests and she attended her first protest when she was two months old. Now a teenager, and just out of high school, she's co-plaintiff in a major lawsuit that could force the state of Oregon to take a more aggressive stance against the carbon emissions warming the earth and destroying the environment. And she's walking across the US as part of the Great March for Climate Action, due to arrive in Washington, DC, on November 1.
    As world leaders converge for the UN's global summit on climate and thousands gather in New York for the People's Climate March, Kelsey Juliana talks with Bill Moyers this week. "You don't have to call yourself an activist to act," she says. "I think that's so important that people my age really get [ that] into their heads. As a younger person, I have everything to gain from taking action and everything to lose from not. It's important that youth are the ones who are standing up because of the fact that we do have so much to lose."
    She tells Moyers, "Something that is valid and important to recognize is that climate change [can be] a selfish issue. It is totally okay to look at this from purely my own life. We don't need to only look at ecology. We can look at it as, 'Why do I care about climate change? Because I want to be able to do things. Because I want to ensure my children will be able to do things.'"
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    Life on the Line: Coming of Age Between Nations This documentary follows a year in the life of 11 year-old Kimberly Torrez to see what it's like living between two worlds. She lives steps from the border in Nogales, Mexico and crosses over each day to attend school in Arizona. Her American father is unemployed, ill with Hepatitis C, and in need of a liver transplant, while her Mexican mother is barred from the US. The family is on the edge, but Kimberly is holding it together and soaring at a school that is used to teaching "transfronterizos" (people who cross the border daily). duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#306H] Included: NewsHour Weekend reports from Hungary to examine the plight of the Gypsy, or Roma, people amid a slew of housing evictions by the local government - the latest chapter in a long history of strained relations between the two groups. While local officials maintain the government is working to slowly improve conditions for the ethnic minority, the Roma, on the other hand, say they've been abandoned by it. NewsHour Weekend's Stephen Fee reports from the city of Miskolc where the majority of Roma citizens live in poverty. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#1003H] Impossible Light Transforming the Bay Bridge into the world's largest LED light sculpture, visionary artist Leo Villareal leads a small team through the trials and tribulations of actualizing The Bay Lights installation. duration 58:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#110H] Michelle Rodriguez, Adrian Grenier and Linda Chavez Michelle Rodriguez, Adrian Grenier and Linda Chavez all share Latin-American roots, yet each views identity differently. What does it mean to be Latino? The answer lies in the tangled histories of European, Native American and African peoples. Crisscrossing Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean and the Southwest, Dr. Gates reveals stories of ancestral Conquistadors, Indian rebels and "Crypto-Jews" (Spanish Jews who converted to Catholicism to survive the Inquisition, but continued to practice their religion in secret). See how the American experience has been shaped by people who were in the New World long before the Mayflower. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4431#] Miss Marple Season 7: A Caribbean Mystery While staying at a lavish tropical island hotel, Miss Marple (Julia McKenzie) investigates the sudden death of a fellow guest. She and a curmudgeonly business tycoon unravel a web of deceit, murder and "dark magic," leaving Miss Marple to consider every one of the hotel's guests as a suspect. Sir Antony Sher guest stars. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4432#] Miss Marple Season 7: Greenshaw's Folly When an old family friend and her young son turn to Miss Marple for assistance, she finds them work and lodging at nearby Greenshaw's Folly, the family home of an eccentric botanist. All seems well, until the house's loyal butler dies unexpectedly. When another houseguest goes missing, Miss Marple begins a search for the truth, unveiling secrets of both the past and present. Fiona Shaw guest stars. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    ImageMakers [#1102H] Frozen In Time DILEMMA - Holland
    A jogger and a boy on a bicycle challenge each other to a race. The runner stops at a busy intersection a truck approaches. The runner stops but the small boy pedals on. For a couple of minutes the world comes to a standstill as the jogger discovers he has the power over life and death - but whatever he decides comes with a price. Written and directed by Boris Pavel Conen. Principal cast: Marcel Hensema, Thom Van Seijen and Jack Bontekoe.
    THE SPEED OF THE PAST - France
    Margo and Joseph move into a new house in need of TLC. Joseph slips from the roof as he is making a repair. Time literally stops and he is stuck in mid-air. While he is frozen in time, Margo's life continues on. Her loss not only stays with her emotionally, but physically, as she is reminded of it every day. How long must she wait until the day things return as to how they once were? Directed by Dominique Rocher. Principal cast: Melanie Thierry, Nicolas Giraud and Alban Lenoir.
    duration 27:05   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Film School Shorts [#204H] The Cake Is A Lie SPRINGTIME (NYU) In search of her "springtime", an 86-year-old pork sung maker quits her shop in rural Taiwan to head to the big city. Written and directed by Erica Liu.

    DOUBLES WITH SLIGHT PEPPER (NYU) Despite their strained relationship, a young Trinidadian street-vendor must decide if he will help save his estranged father's life. Written, directed, and produced by Ian Harnarine. Executive produced by Spike Lee.
    duration 29:00   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3705H] The Steve Miller Band/Preservation Hall Jazz Band ACL presents great American music with the Steve Miller Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Miller performs classic blues tunes as well as his hits. The PHJB presents classic New Orleans jazz with special guests the Del McCoury Band and Jim James of My Morning Jacket. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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