November 2012 on KQED Public Television

The election takes centerstage this November, but that is not all that you will find on KQED Public Television! From the season finale of Check, Please! Bay Area to the new Ken Burns documentary, from the premiere of The Cat in the Hat‘s Christmas special to NATURE‘s whimsical look at odd couples in the animal kingdom, next month brings a truly diverse selection of offerings to KQED 9.

And do not miss the final broadcast of groundbreaking journalist Belva Davis on November 9 as she retires from the host chair of This Week in Northern California, a post she has held for nearly two decades.

Here are the November highlights for KQED Public Television:

Thursday, November 1, at 7:30pm on KQED 9
CHECK, PLEASE! BAY AREA SEASON FINALE
KQED’s foodie must-see hit closes out its eighth season with a special episode featuring three of Bay Area’s favorite television journalists: Raj Mathai, Thuy Vu and KQED’s very own Andrea Kissack. Will the three guests agree on their favorites?
Tuesday, November 6, at 5pm on KQED 9
TURN OFF THE NOISE. TURN ON THE FACTS.
ELECTION NIGHT ON KQED 9

PBS NewsHour coverage of the national election results begins at 5pm and will continue through the night. Throughout the night and at 9pm, California races and important local results will be reported by the KQED Election Special hosted by legendary journalist Belva Davis and featuring The California Report‘s Scott Shafer.For unbiased and nonpartisan coverage of the 2012 election through November 6 and beyond, visit kqed.org/election.
Wednesday, November 7, at 8pm, on KQED 9
NATURE: ANIMAL ODD COUPLES

A goat guiding a blind horse; a doe who regularly visits her Great Dane surrogate mother; a juvenile gibbon choosing to live with a family of capuchins, and so on. NATURE investigates why animals form these special bonds. Informed by the observations of caregivers and noted scientists Temple Grandin and Marc Bekoff, the film explores what these relationships suggest about the nature of animal emotions.
Friday, November 9, at 7:30pm, on KQED 9
BELVA DAVIS RETIRES AS HOST OF THIS WEEK IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Groundbreaking journalist Belva Davis will be helming her final broadcast on November 9! Davis began her career covering the 1964 election cycle and it is only appropriate that her final broadcast with This Week, a program she has hosted for almost two decades, will focus on the analysis of the 2012 election results. Join us as we celebrate the career of this pionering newswoman, who has defined the kind of unbiased and in-depth journalism that KQED stands for.
Sunday, November 18, and Monday, November 19, at 8pm on KQED 9
THE DUST BOWL, A FILM BY KEN BURNS

The newest documentary by Ken Burns chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews with twenty-six survivors of those hard times, combined with dramatic photographs and seldom seen movie footage, bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible human perseverance. It is also a morality tale about our relationship to the land that sustains us—a lesson we ignore at our peril.
Wednesday, November 21, at 9am on KQED 9
THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT CHRISTMAS!

This adventure finds the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas. On the way, the Thingamajigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals—from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins to red crabs—and their remarkable abilities to help them make an amazing journey home.