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KQED 9: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#21162] (original broadcast: 8/4/15)
    *We discuss President Obama's Clean Power Plan with Gina McCarthy, head of the Environmental Protection Agency
    *Coral Davenport of The New York Times and Steven Mufson of The Washington Post weigh in on the president's announcement
    * Discussion of the climate plan with Roger Martella, the former general counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    * Robert Jordan, former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia under George W. Bush, discussing his book, "Desert Diplomat"
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#34154] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Art & Soul [#301H] Episode 1 Art and Soul features iconic artists like Rockwell and Chagall to new, emerging dancers and musicians. Meet artists and get behind the scenes access to exhibitions from across the country. "The Art of Norman Rockwell" looks at a shift in Rockwell's paintings towards the end of his career Charlotte Kruk explores the ideas of consumerism through fiber arts Eric and Anthony Mc Griff perform works from the classical repertoire on violin and cello. "Hidden Mothers" explores Victoria-era photography conventions from the 19th century, when photography was still in its infancy. "Intent to Deceive: Forgeries and Fakes" looks at the business of counterfeits and fake pieces of art. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Secrets of the Dead [#1301H] JFK: One PM Central Standard Time Fifty years after the tragic shooting of President John F. Kennedy, this episode chronicles minute-by-minute the assassination as it was revealed in the CBS newsroom from the moment the President was shot until Walter Cronkite's emotional pronouncement of his death, one hour and eight minutes later. The drama of "One P.M. Central Standard Time" -- the episode title is taken from the time President Kennedy was declared dead at Parkland Hospital -- is played out amidst the chaos in Dallas, in the hospital, and in the CBS newsroom in New York. Included in the program will be moving memories from men and women who were there on the day -- in Dallas and New York. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness (A "Secrets of the Dead" Special) President LBJ is chiefly remembered for the Vietnam War. But 50 years ago, he engineered two of the most important laws Congress ever passed, the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. This special examines how LBJ transformed America. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline [#3304H] Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA Frontline investigates how the NRA uses its unrivaled political power to stop gun regulation in America. With first-hand accounts of school killings in Newtown and Columbine, and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Gunned Down examines why despite the national trauma over gun violence Washington hasn't acted. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 am
    Variety Studio: Actors On Actors [#202H] An intimate conversation between some of the greatest actors working today. Featuring Claire Danes (Homeland) with Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes) with Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Clive Owen (The Knick) with Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) with Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) with Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black). duration 56:41   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Caillou [#521H] Caillou in the Garden Blueberry Point: It's Grandpa's birthday! In an effort to keep Grandpa away from the house (for a surprise party), Caillou takes Grandpa for a walk on Blueberry Point. Caillou wants to surprise his grandfather with a basket of blueberries as a gift...and he's disappointed when he only finds a handful of berries. Grandpa insists spending time together is the best gift Caillou could give him...and he's plenty surprised when they arrive back at the house to find it's full of family and friends. Educational Objective: Realizing time spent together is the best gift. Class Pet: Caillou is very excited to look after Hamish, the class hamster, for the weekend. He's soooo excited, he ignores his own pet, Gilbert. When Gilbert disappears, Caillou realizes he's been unfair to his cat and sets out to make things right again. Educational Objective: The importance of sharing time with others; not playing favourites. In the Garden: Caillou wants to surprise Daddy with a weed-free garden for his birthday, but soon finds there's one major challenge - Rosie! While Caillou wants to pull the weeds, Rosie wants to pull the flowers. Caillou tries to keep Rosie busy and out of the flower beds, but nothing seems to work, until...he realizes Rosie can pull the dandelions! Not only does Rosie help with the weeding, but she also puts together a lovely dandelion bouquet for Daddy. Educational Objective: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; problem solving. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Arthur [#1103] Buenas Noches, Vicita/Prunella Packs It In * Buenas Noches, Vicita - Vicita Molina has lost her favorite book - a lovely South American tale of friendship and courage in the Amazon Jungle. No book means no sleep for Vicita - or for any of the Molinas. Since Vicita knows the story by heart, maybe D.W. and Arthur can help her find a way to re-create it and get the family back to sleep.
    * Prunella Packs It In - Everyone knows that elementary school is way too early to start thinking about college - except for Prunella. Her older sister's anxiety about college is so contagious that Prunella piles on extra-curricular activities to make her more "appealing." Will she crack under the heavy load? Or will she learn to relax and focus on the things that she actually enjoys?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Odd Squad [#107H] Oscar and the Oscarbots/Picture Day * Oscar and the Oscarbots - When several of Oscar's Oscarbots (robots made in his own image) become lost in town, Olive and Otto must help him find them. Curriculum: Reading, writing and representing numbers; number sense.
    * Picture Day - Otto and Olive must figure out why people in town are becoming plaid and striped. Curriculum: Algebraic thinking; patterns.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#121H] Falcon City The Kratt brothers are itching to fly with the world's fastest animal, the Peregrine falcon, which can hit top speeds of 240 mph. But their efforts are side-tracked when the rest of the Wild Kratts team challenges them to find the falcon in the city instead of in the wild, and Chris' Creature Power Suit is accidentally activated with Pigeon Powers ! But then they discover that Zach is sending his Zachbots to clean off a building that has a peregrine falcon nests with chicks! Martin and Chris must activate their Peregrine falcons powers and harness the force of gravity to pull off a high flying creature rescue! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#903H] George's Photo Finish/Monkey Mystery Gift * George's Photo Finish - Today is the big unveiling of the Ankylosaurus dinosaur skeleton at the Museum, but it's missing a leg! George and the Man with the Yellow Hat thought they delivered all 4 bones. Where did the 4th bone go? Fortunately, Mr. Quint took pictures on their way to the Museum. Maybe the photos can lead them to the bone...if they can only figure out which order to put them in. * Monkey Mystery Gift - George and Allie's imaginations run wild as they brainstorm what could be in the large unmarked box on George's doorstep. Based on its weight, sound, smell, and bristly hair, they're certain it's a baby goat! But what's really inside surprises them more than anything they could have ever imagined. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#401H] Personal Trainer/Sprout Outing * Personal Trainer - Professor Wiseman has generous sponsors for an exciting expedition if she completes a fund-raising footrace. But her first practice run is a disaster and she's about to give up until George volunteers to help her train. He's a great runner, so this should be easy, right? Not so! The first day of training leaves Professor Wiseman exhausted, thirsty and bored. George learns there is a lot to training as he becomes expert on stretching, keeping hydrated, and pacing yourself. But can he transfer all this to Professor Wiseman and find that secret ingredient that will keep her motivated to stay the course and finish the race?
    * Sprout Outing - George has just been made an Honorary Junior Sprout of Country County and is thrilled to be on his first trip with the troop, especially since the Man with the Yellow Hat is the new Sprout Master. The plan is for a nice, relaxed vegetation exploration at the Incredible Edible Arboretum, but things don't go as planned! First, the troop gets lost following Assistant Sprout Master Bill's directions, then George gets separated from the rest and discovers a man sawing branches off a tree. That's in violation of Sprout's rules, and George decides he needs to be stopped! Will George be able to prevent this man from harming more trees and earn his Sprout stripes along the way?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#110H] Daniel Shares His Tigertastic Car/Katerina Shares Her Tutu Daniel Shares his Tigertastic Car - Daniel and his friends are playing together in the park. Daniel has a new toy car and struggles to share it with the others. But in the end, Daniel learns that sharing is easy when he knows he will get his special toy back. Katerina Shares her Tutu - Daniel is playing at Katerina's house and the friends decide to perform a Jungle Dance show. Daniel wants to be a lion, while Katerina decides to be a dancing flower, but both need the same tutu for their costume. Luckily, with Henrietta's help they find a way to share the tutu and perform a grr-ific Jungle Dance show! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#111H] Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty/Daniel Goes To The Potty Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty - Prince Wednesday is in the block corner at school building the "tallest tower in the world!" Even though he needs to go to the bathroom, he doesn't want to stop what he is doing. He learns how important it is to stop and go right away. Daniel Goes to the Potty - Dad's trumpet is broken, so he takes Daniel along to Music Man Stan's Shop to get it fixed. While at the shop, Daniel needs to use the bathroom, but thinks he will have to wait until they get home. Music Man Stan explains that everyone goes to the bathroom, and Daniel learns that he can use the bathroom there - or anywhere else in the neighborhood! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#108H] Rain Game/No Sssweater Is Better * Rain Game - Sally wants to water the plants in her backyard, but it's hot and sunny outside. They need rain, and lots of it! Good thing the Cat in the Hat knows exactly where to go to get some: the rain forest! With the assistance of some toucans and the singing of howler monkeys, they explore each level of the rain forest, eventually reaching the top and the rain!
    * No SSSweater is Better - Nick's favorite sweater is too small and he doesn't want to change it. The Cat in the Hat has a friend with the exact same problem! He brings them to meet Slyde the snake who shows Nick and Sally how he sheds his skin when it gets too small for him.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#119H] King Cryolophosaurus/Buddy The Tracker * King Cryolophosaurus - Buddy, Tiny, Don and Mom meet a reclusive, singing dinosaur named King who has a big swooping crest on his head and a voice that sounds an awful lot like Elvis Presley.
    * Buddy the Tracker - Buddy and Don are "footprint detectives" as they track and find creatures they know at the Big Pond. The plot thickens when they discover fossilized tracks that are millions of years old!
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4538H] The Furry Four duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#21162] (original broadcast: 8/4/15)
    *We discuss President Obama's Clean Power Plan with Gina McCarthy, head of the Environmental Protection Agency
    *Coral Davenport of The New York Times and Steven Mufson of The Washington Post weigh in on the president's announcement
    * Discussion of the climate plan with Roger Martella, the former general counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    * Robert Jordan, former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia under George W. Bush, discussing his book, "Desert Diplomat"
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#707H] Caffe La Scala, Lers Ros and 1300 On Fillmore Caffe La Scala (Walnut Creek), Lers Ros (San Francisco) and 1300 on Fillmore (San Francisco) are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Nova [#4214H] Nuclear Meltdown Disaster Four years ago, a devastating earthquake and tsunami triggered a disastrous meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. But at the same time, just seven miles away, the heroic efforts of plant operators under the leadership of Naohiro Masuda saved a second plant, Fukushima Daini. Now Masuda faces the daunting challenge of cleaning up Daiichi, where a witches' brew of radioactive groundwater leaks into the Pacific every day, and three melted cores remain steaming hot and lethally unapproachable.
    Now, with unprecedented access, Nova reveals the little-known story of how Masuda and his team averted disaster at Daini and how workers are struggling to clean up the mess at Daiichi. With billions of dollars and the future of the nuclear energy industry on the line, can Japan recover from disaster? The world is watching the fight for Fukushima.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17217H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11326] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17217H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Odd Squad [#107H] Oscar and the Oscarbots/Picture Day * Oscar and the Oscarbots - When several of Oscar's Oscarbots (robots made in his own image) become lost in town, Olive and Otto must help him find them. Curriculum: Reading, writing and representing numbers; number sense.
    * Picture Day - Otto and Olive must figure out why people in town are becoming plaid and striped. Curriculum: Algebraic thinking; patterns.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:58 pm
    Wild Kratts [#121H] Falcon City The Kratt brothers are itching to fly with the world's fastest animal, the Peregrine falcon, which can hit top speeds of 240 mph. But their efforts are side-tracked when the rest of the Wild Kratts team challenges them to find the falcon in the city instead of in the wild, and Chris' Creature Power Suit is accidentally activated with Pigeon Powers ! But then they discover that Zach is sending his Zachbots to clean off a building that has a peregrine falcon nests with chicks! Martin and Chris must activate their Peregrine falcons powers and harness the force of gravity to pull off a high flying creature rescue! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#122H] Koala Balloon Martin and Chris must protect a young koala stranded in the Australian Outback, and help him get back to his Eucalyptus forest habitat. On their quest to return the adorable animal home, the brothers discover lots of interesting facts about how animals are specialized to their own environment, and with some tips from an intrepid desert dweller called the thorny devil, they must survive the desert crossing and bring the koala home. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11326] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#34155] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 pm
    QUEST [#512H] Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct, Night Sky Discover how a multi-billion dollar engineering project is earthquake-proofing the water supply for millions of Bay Area residents. QUEST visits a research facility in North Carolina where scientists are preserving the history of astronomical photography, one plate at a time. And learn why Nebraska photographer Mike Forsberg travelled across the Great Plains to portray the wild species and habitats of "flyover country." duration 26:19   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Life on the Reef [#103] Episode Three See how the human and animal residents of the reef prepare for a category five cyclone that brings destruction to the North Queensland coast. As cyclone season finally gives way to calm seas of the dry, the reef begins to recover and thrive. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#3913H] Secrets of the Viking Sword The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings' rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art. Considered one of the greatest swords ever made, it remains a fearsome weapon more than a millennium after it last saw battle. But how did Viking sword makers design and build the Ulfberht, and what was its role in history? Now, Nova uses cutting edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and finally unravel the "Mystery of the Viking Sword." duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Nova [#3914] Mystery of Easter Island A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues or moai, weighing up to 86 tons? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? Nova explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from ecocide to cannibalism. Among the radical new theories is that the islanders used ropes to "walk" the statues upright, like moving a fridge. With the help of an accurate 15-ton replica statue, a Nova team sets out to test this high-risk, seemingly unlikely theory. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 pm
    Pacific Heartbeat [#103H] Papa Mau: The Wayfinder In 1974, Hawaiians sailed the traditional voyaging canoe Hokulea from Hawai'i to Tahiti and proved to the world that their ancestors had explored the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean by navigating with the stars. This episode is the story of critical role that master navigator Mau Piailug played in that voyage, and the rebirth of Polynesian unity and pride that followed. The Hokulea was built by members of the newly formed Polynesian Voyaging Society, who dreamed of sailing in the way of their ancestors. Shortly thereafter, a search began for someone who could teach them the art of non-instrument navigation, which had been all but lost until they met Micronesian-born Mau, who agreed to share his knowledge. Follow the remarkable journey of an iconic voyaging canoe and a new generation of Hawaiian navigators who, under the guidance of Papa Mau, revitalized and reclaimed Polynesia's voyaging tradition. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#21163] duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
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KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code

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Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
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KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

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KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature

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V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

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Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

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