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KQED 9: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#21207] (original broadcast: 10/6/15)
    *Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve and author of "The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and its Aftermath"
    *Trans-Pacific Partnership with Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal, Jiayang Fan of The New Yorker, and Patrick Foulis of The Economist
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#34199] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Spark! [#410] The Influence of Memory Spark gets into the heads of artists who are deeply influenced by memories.
    * Painter Christopher Brown mines images of trains, birds, and buildings to create immediately familiar canvases that he seemingly never wants to finish.
    * Photographer Binh Dahn is famous for his images of colonial Vietnamese printed on leaves. Now he is collaborating with Elizabeth Moy as they explore memory, history and war in and installation at Intersection for the Arts.
    * Driven by a need to explore family memories and identity, Flo Oy Wong's artistic path has resulted in a body of work that illustrates the rich yet painful history of Asian Americans.
    * Also, get a peek at Deborah Slater's "Hotel of Memory," which comments on the possibility of life without art.
    duration 29:10   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Gorongosa Park - Rebirth of Paradise [#105H] Battle Lines/Roaring Back A new lion's arrival sparks a conflict among Gorongosa's dominant lions. Joyce has questions about the mysterious behavior of the Gorongosa's elephants, and Bob tastes the danger of crop-raiding elephants. Joyce has a breakthrough with the elephants. duration 55:31   SRND51 TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Gorongosa Park - Rebirth of Paradise [#106H] Roaring Back When Bob Poole returns to Gorongosa, he discovers a huge nesting colony of water birds. He resumes his search for the lion cubs that went missing. After many sleepless nights, he finally meets the park's new cubs - the future of lions in Gorongosa. duration 55:01   SRND51 TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline [#3314] My Brother's Bomber, Part 2 Track Ken Dornstein's continued search for the terrorists who blew up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie. In this second episode, the filmmaker follows the evidence to Zurich and Malta in search of the truth. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    History Detectives [#209Z] Lost Gold Ship/John Hunt Morgan Saddle/Cesar Chavez Banner * Lost Gold Ship - Environmentalist Gabriel Scott was working in the Copper River Delta near Cordova, Alaska, when he came across the wreckage of an old ship. According to locals, these are the remains of the SS Portland, the famous steamship that carried 68 miners and nearly two tons of gold from the Klondike River to Seattle harbor and began the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. Could the stories be true? To find out, Elyse Luray joins a team of experts in Alaska to investigate the wreck. Mixing maritime history and forensic science, the team reveals the dramatic story of the SS Portland and confirms whether Scott has found the remains of this legendary ship.
    * John Hunt Morgan Saddle - A man in Paris, Kentucky, owns a beautifully preserved Western-style saddle, believed to have been used by the Confederate general, John Hunt Morgan, on his famous raid into Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio in July 1863. Could this be a relic from one of the most audacious attacks launched by the South during the Civil War? Wes Cowan is on the case and reveals a surprising personal connection: Wes' great-grandfather was actually one of "Morgan's Raiders" and was captured alongside Morgan during the historic raid.
    * Cesar Chavez Banner - A San Francisco woman has heard about a beautiful old banner owned by a local archive that, rumor has it, was carried at the head of the famous Delano Grape Boycott march led by Cesar Chavez in 1966. The banner features a painted Virgin of Guadalupe and a Union of Farm Workers Eagle, but its original ownership is a mystery. The contributor wants to know what role this banner may have played in Chavez' campaign to pursue better living conditions and rights for Mexican-American farm workers. HD travels to the West Coast to investigate the importance of art in one of the most famous civil rights campaigns in U.S. history.
    duration 55:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:00 am
    Caillou [#424] Vacations Caillou is traveling in style with his very first airplane flight and he's curious about everything around him: he loves looking out the window at the ground below and also, playing with the music system. Plus, breakfast on a plane is an adventure in itself! On another adventure, Caillou and his family leave for a day at the beach. There's so much to see and do! Caillou goes in the water with Dad and later, a seagull tries to steal his sandwich! Then Caillou sees a hermit crab and finally he and Dad build a sandcastle. Caillou misses his friend Sarah when she goes away on an all-summer trip to China. Grandpa tells Caillou about the time when his Daddy was a little boy and they went on a camping trip. Caillou loves the idea of camping and he and Grandpa set up the tent in the garden. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Arthur [#1410] Buster Spaces Out/The Long Road Home * Buster Spaces Out - Inspired by footage of the moon landing, Buster wants to go to outer space! Well, someday. For now, it'd be really cool to build and launch a rocket! So Buster enlists his friends to help - but they can't agree on anything and the mission stalls. Luckily, NASA astronaut Mike Finke guest-stars to teach the kids that only teamwork will accomplish this mission-and then it's blast-off! * The Long Road Home - After costing Lakewood Elementary the win in a relay race against Mighty Mountain, George wants to redeem himself. Ok, George might be a slower runner but he is determined to walk all the way from Crown City to Elwood City and raise money for charity. There's just one problem - no one really thinks he can do it! This episode also marks the homecoming for "El Boomerang" and the suspense is - will the beloved soccer ball arrive from (believe it or not) Turkey in time for Alberto's birthday?? Everyone's in for a surprise. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Odd Squad: Against The Odds duration 58:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#103] Zeros to Donuts/Curious George, Stain Remover * Zeros to Donuts: When George learns about the meaning and power of zero, he is ready to test out his knowledge. The perfect opportunity arises when he's sent to the donut shop for one dozen donuts. But when he adds a couple of zeros, he's surprised to find out he gets one hundred dozen. Now he has to figure out what to do with all those extra donuts before The Man with the Yellow Hat notices.
    * Curious George, Stain Remover: George spills grape juice on the new rug and needs to figure out a way to clean it up before The Man with the Yellow Hat returns! Too much soap and too much water make matters worse. With the help of the barnyard animals (and some simple engineering), George uses the Renkins' water pump to clean up the mess.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#104] Buoy Wonder/Roller Monkey * Buoy Wonder: Today is a big day for Bill. He's entering his boat in the Model Boat Show! But George discovers that the boat sinks and to keep Bills hopes for a prize afloat, he decides to build a new boat. After some trial and error, George finds out which building materials sink and which float.
    * Roller Monkey: A monkey on roller skates seems unlikely until Mr. And Mrs. Dulson ask George to wear a pair in front of their toy store to attract customers. George's skating rolls out of control, so Hundley steps in to help. Soon George, Hundley, and even Gnocchi find themselves learning about momentum and inertia at a rapid downhill pace.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#216H] Daniel Explores Nature/Daniel's Nature Walk * Daniel Explores Nature It's a beautiful day in the Neighborhood! Daniel and his family are spending the day outside exploring, when Daniel spots a beautiful red bird. As they watch the busy bird, they learn about how a bird's nest is built. But when the nest falls out of the tree, will Daniel and Katerina be able to help her?
    * Daniel's Nature Walk There's so much to explore when you're outside! Daniel is going on a nature walk in the forest with O the Owl and Uncle X. They see frogs, worms and even spot a rainbow in the sky! Strategy: There's so much to explore when you're outside!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#207H] Miss Elaina Gets Hurt/Daniel Feels Better * Miss Elaina Gets Hurt - Daniel is at Miss Elaina's house and the friends are playing "astronauts" with their toys! That is, until they crash into one another...OUCH! Lady Elaine comes and fixes up Miss Elaina's booboo but Daniel is reluctant to admit he is hurt as well. Later, Lady Elaine makes him feel better, too.
    * Daniel Feels Better - Daniel is having a ball playing with Margaret but he accidentally falls, twisting his ankle. Mom is concerned so they pay a visit to Dr. Anna's office. He is scared at first but gradually becomes more comfortable with the idea that Dr. Anna can help take care of his ankle. He even learns about the X-ray machine, firsthand-or foot! Strategy: When you get hurt, find a grown-up to help you feel better.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#216H] Wrapper's Delight/Dive Swim Scoop * Wrappers Delight - Sally and Nick are trying to wrap a present for their moms. But they're having problems. Why meeting Cat's good friend Gina the Giraffe Weevil, will help! Gina shows them how she uses leaves to wrap her eggs to protect them while she waits for them to hatch. They learn how to carefully roll and fold the leaf so it doesn't rip and it protects the egg. Back at home they can finally finish wrapping their present - a statue of the Cat in the Hat!
    * Dive Swim Scoop - There's a frog in Nick and Sally's pool! They have to get him out but can't catch him. Cat's good friend Penny the Pelican can teach them how to catch things in water! Along the way they meet a gannett who shows them how he dives deep into the water to catch his food and a cormorant that zigs and zags through the water to catch hers. But that won't help them catch the frog in their shallow pool. They finally find Penny and watch how she scoops with her big bill, like a net! Now Nick and Sally know how they can rescue the frog in their pool.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#126H] Confuciusornis Says/Tiny's Tiny Doll * Confuciusornis Says - The next stop on the World Tour takes the Pteranodons to Confuciusornis Gardens to visit a very wise, old dinosaur. They try some new foods, and learn to meditate, leaving them with their own enlightening mountain-top experience.
    * Tiny's Tiny Doll - During the Pteranodons' World Tour, Tiny mistakenly leaves her favorite Tiny-Doll behind at Velociraptor Valley. Knowing Tiny can't sleep without it, Valerie and Velma enlist the help of a wide-winged Pterasaur named Ziggy to get Tiny's doll back to her.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4509H] If Me Had That Wand Cookie Monster is tempted to take Abby's wand so he can use magic to make different kinds of cookies, but Alan helps him think about how Abby would feel if he took her wand. Educational objective: Math/Self-Regulation duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#21207] (original broadcast: 10/6/15)
    *Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve and author of "The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and its Aftermath"
    *Trans-Pacific Partnership with Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal, Jiayang Fan of The New Yorker, and Patrick Foulis of The Economist
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#508H] El Metate, Creola Bistro & Benjarong Mexican food just like our guest's grandmother used to make can be found at El Metate Restaurant.
    And CreoLa Bistro is a quaint place with all things Cajun and Creole and flavors from Louisiana. < br>Finally, for colorful Thai food served up in a calm, spa-like atmosphere go to Benjarong Thai Cuisine.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Nature [#3302H] Nature's Miracle Orphans: Wild Lessons Watch two-toed baby sloth Pelota learn to be independent in Costa Rica, while in Australia, young kangaroo Harry must be taught to socialize with his mates. Baby fruit bat Bugsy needs special help when his mother can't provide milk. duration 55:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17280H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11371] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17280H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Odd Squad [#101H] Zero Effect/Bad Luck Bears * Zero Effect - Olive and Otto must stop zeroes from disappearing before the missing zeroes destroy the town... and Otto turns into a baby. Curriculum: Numbers and counting; place value.
    * Bad Luck Bears - When odd things start happening to the Bears basketball team, Olive and Otto must set things straight before the big game. Curriculum: Number operations; addition problems with different addend combinations.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:58 pm
    Wild Kratts [#319H] Lemur Legs The Wild Kratts arrive in Madagascar for the first time - touching down in the southern region known as the spiny desert - where they discover a group of sifaka lemurs. Soon, they are learning about these lemurs amazing vertical clinging and leaping abilities. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#320H] Lemur Stink Fight While in Madagascar, the Wild Kratts hear signs of a dispute between two troops of ringtailed lemurs. So they set out to figure out just what these two lemur groups are arguing about... duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11371] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#34200] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 pm
    QUEST [#708H] Bikes, Bugs and Fashionistas Go behind the scenes with a North Carolina inventor building sun-powered "carcycles;" meet an Ohio engineer transforming flies into fishmeal; and visit a Nebraska textile engineer converting corn husks into fashion. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nature [#3303] Big Birds Can't Fly This is the unique story of flightless birds. They say a bird is three things - feathers, flight and song. But what happens when you're a bird who can't fly, who can't sing, and whose feathers are closer to fluff? Is this an evolutionary joke? Flightless birds include ostriches, emus, rheas, cassowaries and kiwis, and, interestingly, all have evolved independent of each other on different continents. Research has shown that some of these big birds at one time could fly, but once the dinosaurs were wiped out, these same birds no longer needed to take flight from their enemies. As they began to explore a world rich with food and free from predators, they grew fat, and their legs grew long and strong - until the day they discovered that although they had become good at walking, they'd also become too heavy to fly. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-S (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#4212H] Secrets of Noah's Ark A 3700-year-old inscribed clay tablet reveals a surprising new version of the Biblical flood story, complete with how-to instructions for assembling an ark. Following the directions, expert boat builders assemble and launch a massive reed boat. duration 55:41   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Mystery of Mary Magdalene Melvyn Bragg sets out to unravel the many questions surrounding one of the Bible's most enigmatic and controversial figures. In the gospel accounts Mary Magdalene plays a central role in the Easter story. She is there at the cross when Jesus is crucified and she is the key witness to the resurrection. So why do so many people believe that Mary Magdalene was the seductive prostitute redeemed by Christ despite there being no reference to it in the Bible? This compelling documentary uncovers the real story behind Mary Magdalene's legendary status, from her vital role in the first centuries of Christianity to her portrayal in Jesus Christ Superstar and The Da Vinci Code. duration 1:01:37   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:03 pm
    Raw to Ready [#101H] Komatsu To extract precious metals found beneath the earth requires a massive 232-ton, two-story-tall dump truck with a load capacity of 320 tons - a giant earth-mover like the Komatsu 930-E. This amazing engineering achievement is made possible by five essential raw ingredients: coal, chromium, mineral oil, latex rubber and sulphuric acid, an electron superhighway that generates massive power. duration 54:01   SRND51 TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#21208] duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
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