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KQED 9: Sunday, October 4, 2015

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Sunday, October 4, 2015
  • 12:00 am
    Revolutionaries [#413H] Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Elizabeth Holmes left Stanford at 19 to found Theranos in 2003. It's now worth more than $9 billion, with 500 employees, headquartered in Palo Alto. KQED's Michael Krasny will moderate an in-depth conversation with a woman who wants nothing less than to revolutionize the health care system using technology, creativity and innovation. duration 54:11   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1006H] Papillon Restaurant, Marla Bakery and La Viga Rest Classically decorated and romantically lit, this elegant location exudes Old World charm serving traditional dishes prepared tableside at Papillon Restaurant in Fremont. More than just a bakery you'll find tasty, organic breakfasts and brunches at Marla Bakery in San Francisco. Finally, contemporary Latin food made with the best local produce and created using classical French technique can be found in Redwood City at La Viga Restaurant. duration 24:34   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Film School Shorts [#310H] Express Yourself Nani (American Film Institute) - While doing community service, a young graffiti artist befriends an elderly woman and introduces her to the exhilarating rush of tagging. Directed by Justin Tipping.
    Little Favour (University of Southern California) - Like poetry in motion, a single leaf morphs from clay to pencil to paper as it blows through a series of imaginative worlds. Directed by Yawen Zheng.
    duration 23:23   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 2:00 am
    Doctor Zhivago [#1033H] (1965) Based on Boris Pasternak's novel, which was banned in the Soviet Union until Glasnost, this epic chronicles the saga of a Russian Doctor caught up in World War I, exiled for writing poetry, forced into partisan service and separated from Lara, his one true love. Stars Omar Sharif as Yuri Zhivago, Julie Christie as Lara, Geraldine Chaplin as Tonya, Rod Steiger as Komarovsky, and Alec Guinness as Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago. The cast also features Tom Courtenay, Siobhan McKenna, Ralph Richardson, Rita Tushingham, and Jeffrey Rockland. Nominated in 10 categories, this movie Won 5 Oscars for screenplay (Robert Bolt), cinematography (Freddie Young), art direction-set decoration (John Box and Terry Marsh; Dario Simoni), costume design (Phyllis Dalton), and music score (Maurice Jarre). duration 3:12:49   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:15 am
    Hollywood Idols [#101H] Grace Kelly: An American Princess Philadelphia society life held little appeal for this acclaimed beauty, so she headed to New York City to be a model and actress. Within four years, she was a major star in Hollywood and an Academy Award winner, playing opposite the great leading men of her day. But, she turned her back on it all to become Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace of Monaco. The program features clips from High Noon, Dial M for Murder, To Catch a Thief and High Society, as well as rare home movies and footage of both her fairytale wedding and her funeral. Interviewees include actors James Stewart, Louis Jourdan, Katy Jurado; directors, producers, and friends. duration 44:02   STEREO TVPG
  • 6:00 am
    Caillou [#419] Games to Play Finding fun ways to play is the theme today. Caillou, Clementine, and Leo are disappointed because they can't go to the zoo. They cheer up after Caillou's Mommy and Daddy help them pretend to be animals themselves. Also today, Caillou, Rosie, and Julie (their babysitter) go on a scavenger hunt and decide to make a surprise craft for Mommy and Daddy with the cool stuff they found. Caillou's big friend Andre has come to visit. Andre is a soccer player and Caillou wants to play too... Only Caillou isn't very good at kicking the ball. He wants to give up, but Andre and Dad encourage him and eventually he makes the biggest kick of the day. Then, when Caillou's kite-flying plans are defeated by rain, he creates a pirate ship in his living room. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Arthur [#1407] Around The World In 11-Minutes/Muffy and the Big Bad Blog * Around the World in 11-Minutes - Pal, Baby Kate, Amigo, and Mei Lin enthusiastically accept Nemo's dare to travel around the world and make it back in 11 minutes. After all, there's a prized pork chop and a lot of pride on the line! Adventuring by plane, hot-air balloon and motor scooters, the gang encounters many obstacles along the way - mostly because of Nemo's meddling! - but giddily experience the joys of global expedition.
    * Muffy and the Big Bad Blog - Muffy discovers that web blogging is a great way to keep her readers up to date with her every move - whether they're interested or not! But then she goes too far and publicizes a disagreement with Francine. Can Muffy learn that some things really are better left private?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Odd Squad [#131H] No Ifs, Ands, Or Robots/Worst First Day Ever * No Ifs, Ands, or Robots - Chaos ensues when one of Oscar's Oscarbots malfunctions. Curriculum: Algebraic thinking: identifying and extending number patterns; geometry: recognizing rectangular prisms.
    * Worst First Day Ever - When Agent Ori's first day on the job turns into a worst-case scenario, other Odd Squad agents share their own 'worst first day ever' stories. Curriculum: Partitioning/dividing; addition/subtraction.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#306H] Search for the Florida Panther When the Wild Kratts team gets an alert from a Wild Kratts kid that an injured endangered Florida Panther was just spotted off the Alligator Alley highway, the team springs into rescue mode. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#801H] Toy Monkey/George and Allie's Game Plan * Toy Monkey - George is ecstatic. Great Aunt Sylvia dropped by with a special present - a toy front loader that's...defective? No problem! Aunt Sylvia and George take the front loader back to the toy factory. But they find a room full of broken toys and no one to fix them. What will they do? With a hand drill, pickles, and a little ingenuity. .. anything is possible
    * George and Allie's Game Plan - It's "fair day" at the elementary school and Allie is determined to win the giant stuffed bear. But knocking down all the ducks is not as easy as it looks (or quacks). George builds a practice game at home complete with quacking sounds. Will Allie's practice and perseverance help her win the bear?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#803H] George's Backwards Flight Plan/Curious George, Hog Trainer * George's Backwards Flight Plan - Help! Professor Wiseman is set to launch B.I.R.D., her bird migration tracking device, at sunset, but the remote control isn't functioning properly. Up is down. Left is right. Off is on. Can George and Marco master the tricky remote control in time or will this B.I.R.D. be flying North for the winter? * Curious George, Hog Trainer - George and Allie are determined to help Howie the Hog win a blue ribbon at the state fair, but the portly pig doesn't like to train for the competition. Once they figure out how to keep Howie clean, George and Allie use their creativity to find ways to keep Howie motivated and cool while exercising. Will Howie be in hog heaven this year and win the blue ribbon? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:00 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#209H] Little Lemmings/Keep The Beat * Little Lemmings - It's cold outside, but Nick and Sally want to keep playing. Is there a way to stay warm out in the cold? Cat's friend Lars the Lemming will know! He lives in the Wundra-Bundra-Tundra. It's cold out, but with Lars' fur coat, he doesn't even notice! They help Lars find a new home, one where there's more food for him and his family and they discover that he uses the snow to help keep him warm! Back at home the kids wear two winter coats to help them keep warm. But what's even warmer than that, hot chocolate
    * Keep the Beat - Nick and Sally have been running around the backyard and now their chests are thumpity thumping! The Cat explains that that is their hearts boom boom booming! But why? wonders Sally. A visit to Dr. Giggles will answer that question. By shrinking down super small, they follow Dr. Giggles' directions to follow the path that blood takes, learning about how the heart is a pump. They watch Thing 2's heart beat faster when he runs, and slows down when he stops. With all this running around, their bodies are now making another sound - rumbling tummies!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#211H] Take A Walk/Cotton Patch * Take a Walk - Sally and Nick are practicing to be in a three-legged race, but walking on three legs is hard! Well if anyone knows about walking, its Cat's friends Sid the centipede, Spinny the spider and Bugsy the beetle! They all teach the kids how they walk on many legs by keeping a steady pace and walking in a rhythm and a beat. Back at home, Nick and Sally practice what they learned by using their own special rhythm!
    * Cotton Patch - Oh no! Nick has torn his favourite shirt! He needs a perfect patch of cotton to fix it. Good thing Cat's friend Dr. Twiggles knows all about cotton! Off to Fluff'n Stuff Fields to see him! Once there, the kids are astonished to learn that you can make clothes from plants! Dr. Twiggles shows them how to pick the cotton, clean and dry it, comb it and spin it into thread. Finally, he demonstrates how the thread comes together to make a patch by using his loom. They even learn how to dye the cotton by using berry juice. Nick's favourite shirt is as good as new!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Nature [#3302] 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 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    Simply Ming [#1301H] Carla Hall This week, Top Chef All Star and host of The Chew, Carla Hall stops by Ming's loft kitchen. Carla goes back to her Tennessee roots with country greens, tangy chow-chow pickles, and hot water corn bread, while Ming pulls out the pressure cooker to whip up a hearty red roast pork. East meets South with these chefs' favorite dishes, this week on Simply Ming! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Mind of A Chef, The [#404H] Hunger Learn how Gabrielle's experiences with hunger made her the chef she is today. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1305H] Pork Chops and Lentil Salad Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Red Wine-Braised Pork Chops. Next, host Christopher Kimball reveals the test kitchen's best tips for storing, chopping and handling fresh herbs. Then, science expert Guy Crosby explains the science of braising. Next, Chris answers questions from viewers. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Lentil Salad at home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Cook's Country [#705H] Old-Fashioned Sunday Suppers Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Skillet-Roasted Chicken and Stuffing. Then, Chris uncovers the test kitchen's secret to making chicken stock in the pressure cooker. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top food saver gadgets. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make perfect Pork Chops with Vinegar Peppers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1006H] Papillon Restaurant, Marla Bakery and La Viga Rest Classically decorated and romantically lit, this elegant location exudes Old World charm serving traditional dishes prepared tableside at Papillon Restaurant in Fremont. More than just a bakery you'll find tasty, organic breakfasts and brunches at Marla Bakery in San Francisco. Finally, contemporary Latin food made with the best local produce and created using classical French technique can be found in Redwood City at La Viga Restaurant. duration 24:34   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking [#301H] Homer, Alaska In this episode of Movable Feast with Fine Cooking, host Pete Evans travels to Homer, Alaska to team up with a mother-daughter duo chefs Kristen and Mandy Dixon to explore local Alaskan cuisine. Kristen, who has been cooking in the backcountry of Alaska for over 20 years, and Mandy take Pete on an adventure to forge ingredients for their feast. Mandy prepares a wild forged salad along with the signature Tutka Bay sling cocktail, while her mom Kristen, makes the main dish, fisherman's stew with mussels, crab, scallops, and tomato broth. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#313H] Muffins Kick start your morning with one of these five fantastic muffin recipes: giant bran muffins filled with raisins, citrusy mini orange muffins, moist and delicious healthy morning muffins, plum-filled coffee cake muffins and - the ideal solution to a bumper crop of zucchini - glazed zucchini muffins. duration 25:52   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul [#104H] Cooking from Le Pelican Jacques, alongside his daughter Claudine, recreates his mother's restaurant recipes from Le Pelican, in Lyon, France. The duo begins with a country-style eggs and swiss chard gratin, including a quick step-by-step bechamel demonstration. Jacques goes on to cure his own meat for a belly-warming dish of kale, sausage, ribs and lima bean stew, followed by a springtime stew of radishes made with aromatic walnut oil. Braised veal breast with pearl onions and artichoke, a hearty medley, continues as Jacques and Claudine serve it all up with style, just as ma mere would have done. To end there's a sweet and juicy dessert of melon and blueberries studded with sage sprigs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#501H] Sustainable Surf Sara is passionate about seafood, but also about eating it responsibly, without depleting the vast culinary gift the ocean offers. That's also the mission of our guest, Top Chef winner Hung Huynh. Huynh brings a favorite seafood dish with a nod to his native Vietnam - grilled shrimp and lettuce wraps, and then to pull out the stops it's his roasted branzino - a culinary experience for fish lovers! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#1205H] The Answer Is Within You The road-trippers explore the Experience Music Project in Seattle, where experience designer Andrea Weatherhead advises that the best path toward happiness is getting to know yourself. In Colorado, the team meets interior designer Eiko Okura, who urges them to stop overthinking and see what emerges, and Michael Franti, who advocates for making lots of decisions and seeing what sticks. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1919H] Albuquerque, Hour One Discover the treasures of Albuquerque, including a 1969 Woodstock jacket and program, a silk wedding gown, ca. 1875, and a Jane Peterson oil The Answer, ca. 1925. Which is valued at $300,000? And visit the International Balloon Museum. duration 56:16   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#301H] duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#428] NewsHour Weekend examines voting regulations in North Carolina. The state has had some of the most progressive voting practices in the US and one of the highest voter turnouts in the country. But in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn a key part of the Voting Rights Act, the Republican-led state legislature passed a law instituting voter ID and overturning many of the voting procedures civil rights leaders spent years trying win. Now, the law is being challenged in federal court, to weigh whether it disenfranchises minorities who have been fighting for their voting rights for decades. Jeff Greenfield reports. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:00 pm
    Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home While the Tudor era was a period of change and discovery, the threat of a grisly, unpleasant death was never far away in a world still mired in the grime and filth of the medieval period. In this program, historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb identifies some of the most common Tudor killers: increased sugar consumption; new, unregulated building techniques and materials; and a lack of proper medical knowledge. duration 59:05   STEREO TV14
  • 7:00 pm
    Great British Baking Show [#205H] Biscuits and Traybakes Join eight bakers as they produce favorite traybakes, offering twists on everything from bakewells to banoffees and brownies. The Technical challenge is a French classic-tuiles. For the Showstopper, they construct biscuit towers of epic proportions. duration 56:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Home Fires On Masterpiece [#4573H] Episode One With World War II imminent, the local Women's Institute dissolves after Joyce resigns as president. Frances tries to revive the group with a jam-making project. duration 55:01   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Indian Summers On Masterpiece [#4519H] Part Two While Aafrin fights for his life, Ralph confronts the gunman in jail. Sarah is suspicious of Alice's past. Adam goes missing. duration 55:01   STEREO TV14
  • 10:00 pm
    The Widower [#101H] Part One When Claire confronts her husband, Malcolm Webster, over his wild spending, he tries to control her with sedatives. Afraid he'll soon be caught, he silences her forever. Three years on, he has a new bride...and history appears to be repeating itself. duration 47:06   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    ImageMakers [#1202H] Future Shock THE GATE (England): A new virulent strain of rabies is thought to be responsible for a number of horrible deaths in the city of London. It soon becomes clear that the cause of the condition has a much more sinister origin.
    PEACEFORCE (Denmark): Copenhagen, Denmark. 2045. A global economic collapse has left humanity on the brink of total anarchy. A young, inexperienced and idealistic peacekeeper volunteers for an unusual mission. Elephants had become extinct years ago, but the locals tell of an elephant that is currently on the loose leaving dead and injured in its wake. He decides to appease the locals and visits them, but before long he is in over his head.
    duration 26:56   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 11:30 pm
    Film School Shorts [#304H] Where Do We Go from Here? 11-Minute Mile (University of Southern California) - When an arrogant young day-trader is delayed at an airport during the Boston Marathon bombing, the threat of tragedy brings a moment of clarity. Directed by Andrew Wood.
    Keep the Change (Columbia University) - David has autism, but he prides himself on not being rigid, "like that movie, Rain Man." He enjoys chasing women, offensive humor and "exclusive clubs," but he comes to reevaluate "normal" when he meets a new love interest at a support group. Directed by Rachel Israel.
    duration 23:54   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#4114H] 2015 Hall of Fame Special Enjoy the 2015 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, as Loretta Lynn, Asleep at the Wheel, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Flaco Jimenez are honored by Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell and more. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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      (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) The Fremont Peak transmission tower will be undergoing one of its routine maintenance inspections Tuesday. We expect to shut down the KQET DT25 signal at approximately 2pm (along with other stations on the tower), and expect to return around 3pm. Most TVs will automatically recover the signals after an outage of […]

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Wave 157

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Channel 9.3
Wave 156

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Wave 154

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