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Barney & Friends Previous Broadcasts

Gift of the Dinos/Winter (Episode #1401H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 31, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

* Gift of the Dinos - It's Christmas and BJ dreams of getting a new baseball glove to go with his baseball, while Riff hopes for new drumsticks to use his drum. Barney reminds them that Christmas is more than just getting gifts and helps them learn the meaning of Christmas.
* Winter - Baby Bop is surprised by the first day of cold weather, and Barney helps her see that winter can be a time of wonderful fun. Baby Bop is getting discouraged, wondering if it will ever snow! Then, when she least expects it...the snow begins to fall!

Home, Sweet Home: The Rainforest (Episode #1310H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

It's Earth Day, a great time for everyone to learn how to help take care of our world, but Ben is wasting paper while BJ isn't too concerned about cutting down a tree to make room for a new playground. After a trip to the rainforest and a meeting with Mother Nature, everyone learns the importance of taking care of our world. As Earth Day comes to an end, Barney reminds us all that taking good care of our Earth is the natural thing to do...for the people we love.

Bonjour Barney!: France (Episode #1309H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 29, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Emma wants to paint an award-winning painting for the "Art In The Park Show," but she is just isn't satisfied with her artwork. Barney takes her to France to learn how to paint from his friend Pierre. While there, they learn about France and how to paint by following your heart!

Sweeter Than Candy: Greece (Episode #1305H)

KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 28, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Barney, Baby Bop and BJ are helping the park kids get ready for a school play. When Barney tells everyone that putting on shows began in Greece, they want to go visit! While there, they meet some friends and decide to put on a play in an amphitheatre. Barney knows a great story that originated in Greece called "King Midas." By the end of the day, everyone has experienced another country and learned that wanting too much is not a good thing!

Venice, Anyone?: Italy (Episode #1304H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 27, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Emma can't play with her friends because she has to complete a school project about her family. Before you know it, Barney brings Emma on a trip to Venice to learn more about her great granddad. While there, the kids learn about the culture and geography. Emma learns that a big task can be made simpler and lots more fun if you break it down into smaller tasks and take them one at a time. By the time she gets home, Emma is eager to tackle her big school project.

A Bird of a Different Feather: Hawaii (Episode #1308H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 26, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Barney takes the kids to Hawaii on a quest for a bird of paradise. While there, they meet some friends, learn new Hawaiian words, make a Hawaiian lei and dance a hula! Eventually, Barney and his friends find a bird of paradise, but it's not quite what they were expecting!

The Good Egg: Kenya (Episode #1307H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 25, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

When the kids find a mysterious, colorful egg in the park, Barney takes them on a trip to Kenya to try to find out what kind of animal could have laid the egg. While in Kenya, they meet Ayira who introduces them to many people, cultures and animals of Kenya!

The Music Box: Switzerland (Episode #1306H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 24, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

The kids are having a yard sale, getting rid of old toys, books and clothes. Kioko shows up holding a prized possession-a music box from Switzerland. By accident, Ben includes the music box in a cardboard box of yard sale items-and the music box is sold! Kioko is sad and Ben wants to make things right, so he and Barney travel to Switzerland in search of a replacement gift. While there, they sample Swiss food, customs and games-but no music box! Luckily when Ben returns the music box is returned!

Sweeter Than Candy: Greece (Episode #1305H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 23, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Barney, Baby Bop and BJ are helping the park kids get ready for a school play. When Barney tells everyone that putting on shows began in Greece, they want to go visit! While there, they meet some friends and decide to put on a play in an amphitheatre. Barney knows a great story that originated in Greece called "King Midas." By the end of the day, everyone has experienced another country and learned that wanting too much is not a good thing!

Venice, Anyone?: Italy (Episode #1304H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 22, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Emma can't play with her friends because she has to complete a school project about her family. Before you know it, Barney brings Emma on a trip to Venice to learn more about her great granddad. While there, the kids learn about the culture and geography. Emma learns that a big task can be made simpler and lots more fun if you break it down into smaller tasks and take them one at a time. By the time she gets home, Emma is eager to tackle her big school project.

The Reluctant Dragon, A Fairy Tale Adventure (Episode #1210)

KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 21, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Barney teaches that you can't tell from the outside what someone might be like on the inside. He does this by telling a story about a dragon that wasn't at all what others thought she was. The villagers were afraid of her, but it turns out, she wasn't scary at all...as a matter of fact, she was a very nice dragon who liked to knit socks and drink tea!

A Game for Everyone, A Sports Adventure (Episode #1209)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 20, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Barney, Baby Bop, BJ and the kids are planning a Sports Day in the park. When they meet Jill, a new friend who is too shy to participate, Barney explains that Jill might just need a little encouragement to join the fun. In the end, Sports Day is a huge success for everyone... even Jill!

Ahora Mismo: Spain (Episode #1303H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 19, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

When Ben arrives too late to get a pony ride he must learn how to wait the hard way. He's always wanted a horse and now it looks as if he's missed his opportunity. Luckily, Barney takes him to Spain where they meet Regalo, a dancing horse! Ben and Barney return to the park just in time for Ben to get a pony ride after all!

Big Brother Rusty: China (Episode #1302H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 18, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Barney's excited to find out that Rusty's family is adopting a new baby girl from China; however, Rusty feels differently. He's not sure if he's going to be a good brother, and he doesn't know much about China. Barney takes him, BJ and Baby Bop on an adventure to China where he can learn more about his new sister's heritage. By the time he returns to the park, Rusty excitedly meets his new baby sister and realizes he will be the best big brother ever!

Bienvenido, Barney: Mexico (Episode #1301H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 17, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Baby Bop's friend Monty the butterfly passes through the park with a flock of friends on their way to Mexico. When Monty gets left behind by his insect friends and family, Barney takes everyone on a visit to Mexico, where Baby Bop will say good-bye to her butterfly friend.

The Reluctant Dragon, A Fairy Tale Adventure (Episode #1210)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 16, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Barney teaches that you can't tell from the outside what someone might be like on the inside. He does this by telling a story about a dragon that wasn't at all what others thought she was. The villagers were afraid of her, but it turns out, she wasn't scary at all...as a matter of fact, she was a very nice dragon who liked to knit socks and drink tea!

A Game for Everyone, A Sports Adventure (Episode #1209)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 15, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Barney, Baby Bop, BJ and the kids are planning a Sports Day in the park. When they meet Jill, a new friend who is too shy to participate, Barney explains that Jill might just need a little encouragement to join the fun. In the end, Sports Day is a huge success for everyone... even Jill!

Lights, Camera, Action, A Movie Adventure (Episode #1205)

KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 14, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Grace's food drive isn't going too well. Melanie decides to help her friend out by putting on a movie premier for a canned food admission price. When Baby Bop, BJ, and Riff try to help Melanie, they come up with different ideas that lead up to a cacophony of topsy-turvy events. With Barney's help, Melanie saves the day with an idea of her own - to make a movie about her friends and their mishaps.

Riff to the Rescue! A Wild West Adventure (Episode #1204)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 13, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

A spoof on the Wild West movies that have the dutiful Sheriff vs. the outlaw. Barney tells Riff, who's hesitant to become the captain of the baseball team, the story of his great-great-grandpa Riffle from the Wild West. Riffle was also hesitant to be the one in command, especially when Bossy Bop tries to manage the town. But after becoming the Sheriff, he proves that he can take charge and convince Bossy Bop to play well with others.

The Amazing Captain Pickles, A Hero Adventure (Episode #1208)

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 12, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

BJ learns a lesson about bragging when he tells everyone that he, Captain Pickles, can leap over the moon! Baby Bop (also known as Wonder Princess) has some serious doubts about who is the greatest superhero! Barney helps BJ learn the importance of being honest!

The Magic Lamp, A Travel Adventure (Episode #1207)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 11, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Layla and her friends celebrate her birthday with traditional Lebanese foods. Layla is apprehensive about being "different," but everyone loves the new treats! With a little help from Barney, everyone is transported to a Lebanese marketplace where Leila learns that she and her culture are both truly special!

To Catch A Thief, A Mystery Adventure (Episode #1206)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 10, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

When several different balls suddenly disappear without a trace, it's detective BJ to the rescue! BJ is determined to find and capture the mysterious ball thief. When BJ accidentally accuses his best friend, Riff, he learns the importance of not jumping to conclusions.

Lights, Camera, Action, A Movie Adventure (Episode #1205)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 9, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Grace's food drive isn't going too well. Melanie decides to help her friend out by putting on a movie premier for a canned food admission price. When Baby Bop, BJ, and Riff try to help Melanie, they come up with different ideas that lead up to a cacophony of topsy-turvy events. With Barney's help, Melanie saves the day with an idea of her own - to make a movie about her friends and their mishaps.

Riff to the Rescue! A Wild West Adventure (Episode #1204)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 8, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

A spoof on the Wild West movies that have the dutiful Sheriff vs. the outlaw. Barney tells Riff, who's hesitant to become the captain of the baseball team, the story of his great-great-grandpa Riffle from the Wild West. Riffle was also hesitant to be the one in command, especially when Bossy Bop tries to manage the town. But after becoming the Sheriff, he proves that he can take charge and convince Bossy Bop to play well with others.

Riff's Musical Zoo and the Princess and the Frog (Episode #1120)

KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 7, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

* Riff's Musical Zoo: Everyone is excited about an upcoming trip to the zoo. When the trip is postponed, Riff decides to create a musical zoo. He gathers instruments that sound like real animals. Everyone has a wonderful time at Riff's musical zoo.
* The Princess and the Frog: When Baby Bop hesitates on keeping her promise to watch Ryan's pet frog while he's away, Barney tells her a tale about keeping your word. The friends help tell the story of "The Frog Prince" and Baby Bop learns a lesson in friendship along the way!

Gift of the Dinos and a Visit to Santa (Episode #1119)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 6, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

* Gift of the Dinos: It's Christmas and BJ dreams of getting a new baseball glove to go with his baseball, while Riff hopes for new drumsticks to use his drum. Barney reminds them that Christmas is more than just getting gifts and helps them learn the meaning of Christmas.
* A Visit to Santa: Melanie spends so much time helping her friends at Christmas that she is late writing her own letter to Santa. Barney takes her on a trip to the North Pole to deliver the letter in person.

The Sword in the Sandbox, A Storybook Adventure (Episode #1203)

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 5, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Daniel tries to jump-rope with some older kids, but intimidation sets in. He's convinced that he's just too little to do anything right. Barney helps our young protagonist by telling him a story of "The Sword in the Sandbox," a comical re-telling of the King Arthur legend. In the end, Daniel learns that there are many things he can do... if he tries hard enough.

The Misbegotten Moon, A Space Adventure (Episode #1202)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 4, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

To her dismay, Baby Bop sees a half-moon and thinks the moon is broken in half! Through comic events, she goes on a search to find the missing pieces. Barney takes her and the kids on a magical adventure to the moon where she meets the Man in the Moon who eases her concerns.

Way to Go! A Travel Adventure (Episode #1201)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 3, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Inspired by Daniel's trip the next day, Baby Bop wants to go on a trip of her own! With the help of Barney, and their imaginations, Baby Bop, Riff, and the kids have fun exploring all types of travel using cardboard boxes. Their grand finale ends up being on a cardboard cruise ship sailing "over the ocean blue."

Riff's Musical Zoo and the Princess and the Frog (Episode #1120)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 2, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

* Riff's Musical Zoo: Everyone is excited about an upcoming trip to the zoo. When the trip is postponed, Riff decides to create a musical zoo. He gathers instruments that sound like real animals. Everyone has a wonderful time at Riff's musical zoo.
* The Princess and the Frog: When Baby Bop hesitates on keeping her promise to watch Ryan's pet frog while he's away, Barney tells her a tale about keeping your word. The friends help tell the story of "The Frog Prince" and Baby Bop learns a lesson in friendship along the way!

Gift of the Dinos and a Visit to Santa (Episode #1119)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 1, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

* Gift of the Dinos: It's Christmas and BJ dreams of getting a new baseball glove to go with his baseball, while Riff hopes for new drumsticks to use his drum. Barney reminds them that Christmas is more than just getting gifts and helps them learn the meaning of Christmas.
* A Visit to Santa: Melanie spends so much time helping her friends at Christmas that she is late writing her own letter to Santa. Barney takes her on a trip to the North Pole to deliver the letter in person.

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      (this is a continuation of the work originally announced for 11/28, which was not completed on Tuesday.) At some point during the morning of Wednesday Nov. 30th, the KQEH transmitter will switch from its main antenna to the auxillary one, to allow for the safety of workers doing maintenance for another TV station on the […]

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air Signal restored

      Repairs have been completed on today’s transmitter issue, and the signals for DT54.1 through 54.5 have been restored.

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air signal currently down

      (DT54.1 through 54.5) During the course of the work described below, which necessitated moving our outgoing signal from the main antenna to the auxillary antenna, the transmitter suddenly shut down. As of 3:30pm Tues, we do not have an estimated time for repair and return of the Over the Air signals for DT54.1 through 54.5

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