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KQED 9: Thursday, May 5, 2016

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#22098] (original broadcast date: 5/04/16)
    * analysis of last night's Indiana primary with Mark Halperin, managing editor of Bloomberg News and co-host of "All Due Respect."
    * Marc Maron, comedian and host of the popular podcast "WTF with Marc Maron." He is also the star of the IFC series "Maron," which begins its new season tonight.
    * Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#35089] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    QUEST [#901H] Self-Driving Cars: The Road Ahead Self-driving cars are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Audi, Google, Tesla and other companies are taking dozens of prototype vehicles onto the road in California and other states. But before they can take off with consumers, big hurdles need to be overcome. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#2903H] Jungle Eagle The most powerful raptor in the world, the harpy eagle, hides away deep in the South American jungle. Harpy eagles are barely ever seen, let alone filmed. In this extraordinary documentary, our team of cameramen steps into the world of this monkey-eating eagle and even risks injury to obtain intimate pictures of them bringing back large monkeys to the nest. The tables soon turn, however, as one of these massive birds starts following the team. duration 55:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Nova [#4313H] Operation Lighthouse Rescue The Gay Head Lighthouse, a historic landmark perched high on the cliffs of Martha's Vineyard, is soon to become the next victim of the ocean's relentless erosion of the island's cliffs. Join engineers as they race to rescue this national treasure. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Nova [#4205H] Petra - Lost City of Stone More than 2000 years ago, the thriving city of Petra rose up in the bone-dry desert of what is now Jordan. An oasis of culture and abundance, the city was built by wealthy merchants whose camel caravans transported incense and spices across hundreds of miles from the Arabian Gulf. They carved spectacular temple-tombs into its soaring cliffs, raised a monumental Great Temple at its heart, and devised an ingenious system that channeled water to vineyards, bathhouses, fountains, and pools. But following a catastrophic earthquake and a slump in its desert trade routes, Petra's unique culture faded and was lost to most of the world for nearly a thousand years.
    Now, in a daring experiment, an archaeologist and sculptors team up to carve an iconic temple-tomb to find out how the ancient people of Petra built their city of stone. And beyond Petra's city of the dead, scientists using remote sensors and hydraulic flumes discover a city of the living-complete with a water system that not only supplied 30,000 people with enough to drink, but also filled bathhouses, fountains, and pools with such abundance that some scholars believe this desert metropolis may have been the Las Vegas of the ancient world. The race is on to discover how these nomads created this oasis of culture in one of the harshest climates on earth, and ultimately, why Petra disappeared.
    duration 55:11   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Ken Kesey Ken Kesey (September 17 1935 - November 10, 2001) is one of the best-known authors to ever emerge from Oregon. He wrote his two most-acclaimed novels, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962) and Sometimes a Great Notion (1964), when still in his twenties. duration 58:37   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Arthur [#1504] Cents-Less/Buster The Lounge Lizard * Cents-Less - Mr. Ratburn decides it's time for his class to learn a little about money - or, rather, the lack of it. For the entire weekend, no one in the class can spend a cent. Will the kids survive!? And can't Muffy just use her credit card?? Or will she figure out how to use an actual skill and - barter?
    * Buster the Lounge Lizard - Buster has the brand-new Dark Bunny Dark Buggy, complete with grappling hook and voice commands! But with all its bells and whistles, the Buggy seems to have a mind of its own and has zoomed its way into the mysterious teacher's lounge, where no student dares to enter. Until - now?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Odd Squad [#133H] Not So Splash/by the Book Not So Splash - In the middle of summer, Olive and Otto must figure out why parts of the town are turning snowy and cold. Curriculum: Measurement; using a thermometer and comparing temperatures. By the Book - Olive and Otto interrogate two suspects to figure out which one is innocent and which one is guilty. Curriculum: Measurement; time. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#305H] Under Frozen Pond The Wild Kratts and Wild Kratts kids go on an underwater adventure to discover how pond animals survive in the winter. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#106H] How Come The Moon Changes Shape?/Night of a Bazillion Stars * How Come the Moon Changes Shape? - When Jet, Sydney, and Sean have a hard time trying to explain the phases of the Moon to Mindy, Jet's parents, Celery and Carrot, offer to fly them out to space so they can see how the Moon changes shape depending on perspective. Curriculum: The Moon changes shape depending on its position relative to the Earth and Sun.
    * Night of a Bazillion Stars - Jet, Sydney, and Sean decide to have a sleepover in Jet's backyard. They use Sean's telescope to look at the night sky and learn why stars twinkle and planets don't. Curriculum: Star and planet gazing. Stars twinkle because of turbulence in the atmosphere of the Earth. Planets do not twinkle the way stars do.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#101H] Heartthrob Hamster/Astronuts *Heartthrob Hampster - Nature Cat's family is pet-sitting their neighbor's super cute hamster, Sir Galahad. But when Hal "accidentally" knocks the top off the cage, Sir Galahad runs away, claiming he'll never go back in the cage, ever! It's up to Nature Cat and the gang to track down Sir Galahad, and get him in his cage before the owners get back.
    * Astronuts - Nature Cat has a dream, to be the first cat to walk on the moon. Daisy, Squeeks and Hal have always wanted to go to the moon too, so they're in! But there's one slight problem - how do they get to the moon? Daisy has an idea - they can build a rocket ship! Onward to the moon!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#901H] Submonkey/Double-O Monkey Tracks Trouble * When Professor Pizza's birthday present is dragged away by a strong ocean current, George volunteers to take an undersea adventure in a monkey-sized submarine to retrieve it. Can the curious little monkey locate a small package at the bottom of the ocean or will Pizza's present be forever lost at sea?
    * Double-Oh-Monkey takes on his most important case yet - to prevent Steve's well-intentioned (but always disastrous) "good luck present" from ruining Betsy's dance recital! Using his super spy skills and all five of his senses, George tracks down Steve and discovers... a bucket of wet paint?! Can George warn Betsy in time? Or will her dance recital get a splash of color?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#136H] Daniel Gets Frustrated/Frustration at School Daniel Gets Frustrated: Daniel is staying at home with Mom Tiger today. He really wants to play with Prince Wednesday, but he is visiting his cousin Chrissie. He asks Mom if they can go to Music Man Stan's shop, but they can't because it is closed. Daniel gets really frustrated when it seems like he's unable to do anything he wants to do. With some guidance from Mom, Daniel learns how to work through his frustration. Frustration at School: Daniel and his friends are playing "restaurant" at school and Daniel feels frustrated when he can't find the toy he is looking for. Teacher Harriet helps him realize that the right thing to do is to take a step back and ask for help. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#137H] Daniel Gets A Cold/Mom Tiger Is Sick Daniel Gets a Cold: It's Prince Wednesday's birthday party at school! Daniel really doesn't want to miss the party, but he is not feeling very well at all. He learns that when you're sick, rest is best. Mom Tiger is Sick: It's a busy day at Daniel's house and everyone is working on something. Mom Tiger is finishing up invitations for Fruit Picking Day, but...achoo! She's not feeling very well. Dad and Daniel help with the invitations so Mom Tiger can get some much needed rest. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4570H] Elmo and the Monarch Butterfly Elmo and Telly learn how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly through metamorphosis. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Peg + Cat [#122H] The Play Date Problem/The Blabberwocky Problem The Play Date Problem - Fairytale Land. Peg and Cat must use the power of music, and patterns, to help their friends Beethoven and the Three Bears play together - and make incredible music together. The Blabberwocky Problem - Magical Forest. Peg and Cat are back as the Knights of the Round Table to reclaim their friends' missing shapes -- and their own Round Table! -- from the mysterious 100-headed creature, The Blabberwocky. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Dinosaur Train [#306H] Best Babysitter Ever/Plant A Tree One morning at the family nest, Don befriends a butterfly that he names Dan. Don, Buddy, Tiny and Shiny watch Dan and three of his "sibling" butterflies fly around until suddenly they disappear, leaving Dan all alone. Don feels for the separated butterfly and vows to re-unite him with his siblings. After Mom and Dad give a quick lesson about butterfly camouflage, Don leads his own siblings all around the nest area searching for Dan the Butterfly's lost "sisters and brother." The whole time, Don keeps an eye on Dan, who camouflages himself when any threat (birds or a frog) are nearby. The long search doesn't yield the missing butterflies. Then, at the end of the day, our family is amazed when Dan's family reveals that it had been camouflaged in a flower headband! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#307H] One Big Frog/Caving with Vlad Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don go river rafting for the first time at Nature Adventure's Tracking Camp. Their old pal Jess Hesperornis meets up with them and they all learn about erosion and the importance of rivers. Finally, they finish their adventure by cruising through some rapids! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#22098] (original broadcast date: 5/04/16)
    * analysis of last night's Indiana primary with Mark Halperin, managing editor of Bloomberg News and co-host of "All Due Respect."
    * Marc Maron, comedian and host of the popular podcast "WTF with Marc Maron." He is also the star of the IFC series "Maron," which begins its new season tonight.
    * Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Smart Fats to Outsmart Aging with Dr Steven Masley Dr. Steven Masley brings years of research - and success with patients - to viewers. As a physician, nutritionist and fellow with three medical organizations, he offers his audience proven, simple lifestyle changes to help them lose unwanted weight and keep it off, feel and look better than ever, control blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol profiles, and prevent and reverse heart disease. In a nutshell, enhancing quality of life for decades to come.
    The Standard American Diet ("SAD") is stealing health and aging people faster than necessary. In this program, Dr. Masley discusses the 5 major aging accelerators, mostly attributable to the SAD: inflammation, hormone imbalance, loss in muscle mass, and common nutritional deficiencies. He lets viewers know what they can do to stop these aging accelerators in their tracks, and in some cases reverse them; and it starts with focusing on 4 main food groups. Following Dr. Masley's plan is as easy as it is simple, and he lays it out, step by step, mapping out what to eat, how much and even how to cook for maximum anti-aging benefit. It is a proven program to help transform people's lives, so they are healthier, and feel fantastic.
    duration 1:54:07   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11522] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17126H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Nature Cat [#101H] Heartthrob Hamster/Astronuts *Heartthrob Hampster - Nature Cat's family is pet-sitting their neighbor's super cute hamster, Sir Galahad. But when Hal "accidentally" knocks the top off the cage, Sir Galahad runs away, claiming he'll never go back in the cage, ever! It's up to Nature Cat and the gang to track down Sir Galahad, and get him in his cage before the owners get back.
    * Astronuts - Nature Cat has a dream, to be the first cat to walk on the moon. Daisy, Squeeks and Hal have always wanted to go to the moon too, so they're in! But there's one slight problem - how do they get to the moon? Daisy has an idea - they can build a rocket ship! Onward to the moon!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:58 pm
    Wild Kratts [#305H] Under Frozen Pond The Wild Kratts and Wild Kratts kids go on an underwater adventure to discover how pond animals survive in the winter. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 5:28 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#106H] How Come The Moon Changes Shape?/Night of a Bazillion Stars * How Come the Moon Changes Shape? - When Jet, Sydney, and Sean have a hard time trying to explain the phases of the Moon to Mindy, Jet's parents, Celery and Carrot, offer to fly them out to space so they can see how the Moon changes shape depending on perspective. Curriculum: The Moon changes shape depending on its position relative to the Earth and Sun.
    * Night of a Bazillion Stars - Jet, Sydney, and Sean decide to have a sleepover in Jet's backyard. They use Sean's telescope to look at the night sky and learn why stars twinkle and planets don't. Curriculum: Star and planet gazing. Stars twinkle because of turbulence in the atmosphere of the Earth. Planets do not twinkle the way stars do.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11522] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#35090] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1104H] Duende, The Dark Horse Inn and Morimoto Napa Kinetic energy, cutting-edge cocktails, wine, sherry, paella and more make Duende the Spanish influenced, contemporary hotspot in downtown Oakland. Next, a family-friendly gastro-pub specializing in unique beers, hearty grub and a welcoming neighborhood vibe at The Dark Horse Inn in San Francisco. And lastly, for a modern upscale decor, spot-on service and a rock star chef who creates contemporary California-inspired Japanese cuisine, we visit Morimoto Napa. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years and Circlin' Back Celebrate the groundbreaking band's musical milestones and hits along with special guests Vince Gill, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Ibbotson, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Byron House. duration 57:49   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    Brit Floyd - Space & Time - Live In Amsterdam Filmed in front of a sellout audience in the historic European city of Amsterdam, Brit Floyd celebrates 50 years of Pink Floyd in truly spectacular fashion. Combining the latest state-of-the-art technology and including the trademark Pink Floyd arch and circle lighting design, this show creates a performance that is as sonically perfect as it is visually awesome. duration 1:21:02  
  • 11:00 pm
    How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin This is Emmy nominated film producer Leslie Woodhead's effort to bring Beatle fans the true story behind the Beatles influence in the USSR that lead to the eventual downfall of Communism. The film begins where Woodhead first met up with the Beatles in 1962. As a young researcher, he worked on a brief black and white film shot in the Cavern Club in Liverpool before the world had heard of the Beatles. 25 years later, he has been back in Russia to talk to some of the Beatles generation, and to hear their stories about how the Fab Four changed their lives - and how they made the revolution which transformed their country into "Beatlestan." duration 56:06   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#22099] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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Channel 54.3
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Wave 157

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Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

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XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

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XFINITY 192
Wave 155

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