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KQED 9: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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, October 22, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#20217] (original broadcast date: 10/20/14)
    * We remember fashion designer Oscar de la Renta
    * Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft and current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#33210] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Spark! [#507H] Playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, and Other Stories * Explore the relationship between jazz and the Japanese American internment with playwright Philip Kan Gotanda and A.C.T.
    * See why choreographer and dance educator Janice Garrett is attracting the best local dancers and critical acclaim in the Bay Area dance scene.
    * Meet Jess Curtis and his company Gravity as they work on "Under the Radar."
    duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Finding Your Roots [#205] The Melting Pot Three celebrity chefs who cook the food of their ancestors discover family members who have shaped their lives - and America's cuisine. Tom Colicchio of "Top Chef" learns the hardships his family endured (famine, bandits) living in a tiny town in Northern Italy and celebrates the courage of his original immigrant ancestor, a man who crossed the Atlantic many times to bring the Colicchios to the United States; Ming Tsai, the child of immigrants who fled Mao's Cultural Revolution, was raised to believe that his that his family's Chinese past was obliterated by the Communists - instead, he finds that his roots can be traced back more than 2000 years, yielding a large family tree; and Aaron Sanchez discovers that his family's treasured Mexican roots include people who were Spaniards, Africans and Native Americans. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Makers [#206H] Women In War This episode looks at American women's increasing participation in war - from Vietnam to the present - as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies. Among those featured are Linda Bray, the first woman to lead troops into battle, and Valerie Plame Wilson, whose career was sabotaged after she was "outed" as a high-level spy. Viewers hear from war correspondents like Molly Moore about life on the battlefield. The film shares the stories of military leaders who have broken through gender barriers, like General Angela Salinas, at her retirement the highest ranking woman serving in the USMC, and Vice Admiral Michelle Howard, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the US Navy. Narrated by Christiane Amanpour. duration 56:31   STEREO TV14
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline [#3215] Losing Iraq Frontline examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the US is being pulled back into the conflict. Drawing on interviews with policymakers and military leaders, the film traces the US role from the 2003 invasion to the current violence, showing how Iraq itself is coming undone, how we got here, what went wrong, and what happens next. duration 56:46   STEREO TVMA (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson [#102] Time The world today is obsessed by time. Johnson boards a submarine to discover what a lack of natural light means for a sailor's working day and visits Heathrow, the world's busiest airport, to try to get timings right at air traffic control. The story of getting a grip on time is full of curious garage tinkerers. One of them, railway clerk William F. Allen, was so exasperated by the chaos caused by the 8,000 local times zones in the U.S. that he fought tirelessly to standardize time into four zones. Learn how advancements in navigation, the way we work, technology and travel would have been impossible without the unsung heroes of time. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Caillou [#418] Celebrations Today is full of celebrations! It's Caillou's birthday! He is having a party with all of his friends, and he gets a very special gift that he wanted. Caillou learns about the Chinese New Year. He even tries some Chinese delicacies, but most exciting of all, he gets to see the famous dragon dance! Also, Caillou and Grandma throw Grandpa a surprise belated birthday party! Grandpa is surprised, and very happy! After seeing Bravo the magician doing some tricks at Leo's birthday party; Caillou decides that he is Caillou the Great. With magic words, Caillou makes his magic penny and Gilbert, disappear and reappear. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Arthur [#1208] The Blackout/Mei Lin Takes A Stand * The Blackout - It's the hottest day in Elwood City, when a total blackout leaves its residents without any electricity. Will Arthur and DW survive without AC and TV? Luckily, the Molina family steps in to teach the Reads a lesson on how to keep cool and have fun as a community even under the toughest of weather conditions!
    * Mei Lin Takes a Stand - Binky's baby sister Mei-Lin isn't keen on learning to walk and would rather stick to crawling. But then Baby Kate and Pal's flea friends, brothers Sale and Pepe, return to Elwood City and share a tale of a little princess in the land of "Hanzan-Niis" who learns to walk in order to save her beloved court jester. Will Mei Lin be inspired to take a stand or continue to stumble?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#107H] Polar Bears Don't Dance While in the Arctic, Martin and Chris are on a mission to discover how animals move around in different environments. Their new knowledge comes in handy when they discover that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a Walrus calf and a Polar bear cub. The Wild Kratts team must do what it takes to return the baby animals to their mothers. Science Concepts: Buoyancy, Traction. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#108H] Build It Beaver The Wild Kratts team must lend a hand to help a beaver rebuild its damaged lodge and restore the ecosystem for all the creatures who live there. Science Concepts: Beavers make dams that block the flow of water down a stream. Through building dams, the beaver single-handedly transforms the landscape, creating homes for a variety of wildlife. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#307] George Digs Worms/Everything Old Is New Again * George Digs Worms - Why is Bill yelling at a mound of dirt? He's worm racing! George turns to a pile of decomposed leaves to find his own prize worm and challenges Bill's "Fast Freddy" to a race. Pretty soon, the entire countryside catches worm-racing fever and watch as George's worm, named "Ooh Ooh Ahh Ahh," races its way to the championship. But when Mr. Quint takes the wrong lunchbox on his fishing trip, George's worm farm is in danger of becoming fish bait! Can George save his slimy friends in time for the championship race? * Everything Old is New Again - The city is awarding the "Golden Arrows Award" to the building that collects the most recycling. George is eager to help-once he learns what recycling actually is, of course. The building's Doorwoman next door turns out to be tough competition, so George hunts down recycling materials from everywhere he can think of. The only problem is, he doesn't know that he only recycle products after they've been used! Will the tenants with the missing recyclables forgive a monkey who's not just trying to win a contest, but also save the environment? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#308] Wheels on the Bus/Seed Trouble * Wheels on the Bus - Running late for an important meeting at the Glass Palace, George and the Man with the Yellow Hat decide to take the bus rather than walk. But when George and the Man get off at the wrong stop, the bus leaves with the Man's portfolio still inside! Determined to retrieve the important drawings AND make it to the meeting on time, George jumps in a basket on a bicycle. The Man orders a baffled taxi driver to follow that monkey on the bicycle to catch the bus to get his portfolio! With the clock ticking, will either of them catch up to the bus and arrive at the meeting in time?
    * Seed Trouble - George loves eating at Chef Pisghetti's restaurant! When Chef explains that he can't grow enough vegetables to keep his customers fed, George and the Man with the Yellow Hat offer to start their own garden to help the Chef out. The garden is ready to be planted, when Compass and his pigeon friends eat some of the seeds! George dumps the seeds into one jar to keep them safe... and learns too late that different seeds can't be planted together. Can George figure out how to separate and identify the seeds, and keep Chef Pisghetti in business?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#133H] Daniel's New Friend/Same and Different Daniel's New Friend: Daniel and Miss Elaina meet Prince Wednesday's cousin Chrissie during a playdate at the castle. As they play "knights," they discover that, although Chrissie needs some help walking, they are the same in many ways. Same and Different: While Daniel is playing dress up with his friends at school, he feels different when he realizes that not everyone has a tail like him. He learns that everyone has differences, but that these are the things that make us unique. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#134H] Line Leader Daniel/Neighborhood Jobs Neighborhood Jobs: Daniel and Mom Tiger are visiting the library today. Unfortunately, X the Owl isn't feeling very well and needs to go to the doctor. Daniel learns the importance of all the Neighborhood jobs when he and Mom Tiger fill in as librarian for X so he can go see Dr. Anna. Line Leader Daniel: The children are getting new classroom jobs at school. Daniel really wants to be line leader! When he doesn't get the job he wanted, Daniel is disappointed. Soon he learns that all of the jobs are necessary to keep the classroom running smoothly. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#135H] Super Cleaner Uppers/Itty Bitty Water * Seaweed Superhero - Nick and Sally are cleaning up the backyard when they come across a yucky apple core. Who's going to pick it up? The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet the best cleaner-upper there is, Sandy the Sand Hopper! Sandy teaches them the difference between natural "garbage" and man-made trash, and how some animals use the natural garbage as food. Back at home, they put the trash in a garbage bag, and the apple core in the garden for Wriggles the worm to enjoy!
    * Itty Bitty Water - Nick and Sally are about to dump out the water in their kiddie pool when The Cat stops them - water is too precious to waste even a drop! Off they go to the Drippety Dry Desert to meet three creatures who are experts at conserving water. Back at home, they think of other ways to use the water in the pool instead of just dumping it out - like giving Cat a bath!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#207H] The Earthquake/Nursery Car * Mom takes the kids on a playdate with Tank Triceratops to the desert, where they meet a distant relative of Tank's, an early Ceratopsian named Penelope Protoceratops. The Conductor points out that Penelope lives in a part of the world that gets a lot of earthquakes, and sure enough, the kids experience their first quake with Penelope. Mom and the Conductor have prepared the kids with excellent advice about what to do in an earthquake, so everyone does fine.
    * When the family rides the Dinosaur Train, they learn that a new car has been added - a Nursery Car, with dozens of eggs in little, padded nests, attended by their expectant moms and dads. The kids watch the eggs hatch, and try to guess which hatchling goes with which dinosaur parent.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4540H] Where's Itsy Spider duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#20217] (original broadcast date: 10/20/14)
    * We remember fashion designer Oscar de la Renta
    * Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft and current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#703H] Chiaroscuro, Chef Chu's and Lanesplitter Pizza And Chiaroscuro, Chef Chu's and Lanesplitter Pizza and Pub are the eateries selected by local diners. Will all three Bay Area diners agree on their favorites? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Cook's Country [#708H] Memphis Ribs and Pretzel Salad Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Memphis-style Wet Ribs. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of blue cheese dressing. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate Strawberry Pretzel Salad. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#312H] Cookies Get your day off to a healthy start with a nutritious breakfast cookie. Learn the technique for creating the subtle nutty flavor that makes the brown butter cookies so special and how you can easily transform a simple macaroon with the addition of one or two ingredients. Make graham crackers so good you'll never want to go back to store-bought. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17295H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11082] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17295H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Arthur [#1109] D.W. On Ice/Spoiled Rotten! * D.W. on Ice - D.W. tells her friends that she's a fantastic skater. The truth is, she can barely stand on ice! And with Emily's skating party coming up, how will D.W. face everyone and tell them the truth?
    * Spoiled Rotten - Accused of being spoiled by her friends, Muffy sets about to prove them wrong by being the most charitable person around. But Francine is unimpressed by Muffy's token efforts - that is, until a used clothing store helps Muffy discover her true talents, and the true meaning of charity.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:58 pm
    Wild Kratts [#107H] Polar Bears Don't Dance While in the Arctic, Martin and Chris are on a mission to discover how animals move around in different environments. Their new knowledge comes in handy when they discover that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a Walrus calf and a Polar bear cub. The Wild Kratts team must do what it takes to return the baby animals to their mothers. Science Concepts: Buoyancy, Traction. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#108H] Build It Beaver The Wild Kratts team must lend a hand to help a beaver rebuild its damaged lodge and restore the ecosystem for all the creatures who live there. Science Concepts: Beavers make dams that block the flow of water down a stream. Through building dams, the beaver single-handedly transforms the landscape, creating homes for a variety of wildlife. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11082] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33211] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 pm
    QUEST [#709H] Wolves, Seeds and Snapshots Discover why wolves and other feared predators in Washington state are an essential part of the ecosystem; find out how saving seeds in the Midwest is preserving food diversity; and meet a Great Plains photographer documenting the wild nature of our iconic landscapes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nature [#2802H] A Murder of Crows Crows do not have the best of reputations. They are generally dismissed as spooky - Hitchcock used them quite successfully to frighten moviegoers, or as a general nuisance - scarecrows were, after all, invented to scare crows away from crops. But their image is about to take a real turn. New research has shown they are among the most intelligent animals in the world, able to use tools as only elephants and chimpanzees do, able to recognize each other's voices and 250 distinct calls. They are very social, mate for life and raise their young for up to five years. And they are able to recognize individual humans and pick them out of a crowd up to two years later. Crow experts from around the world sing their praises and present us with captivating new footage of crows as we have never seen them before. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#4117H] Ben Franklin's Balloons The first stage in the adventure of human flight began with daring inventors and aeronauts in 18th-century Paris, where a handful of brilliant and colorful pioneers developed all the essential features of today's hot air and gas balloons. Their exploits fascinated Benjamin Franklin, who was serving in Paris as the American ambassador. To explore this burst of innovation, Nova re-creates key flights, including the world's first manned voyage on November 21, 1783. A descendant of the Montgolfier brothers, who invented the hot-air balloon, will join a team to build an accurate replica of the fragile paper and canvas craft using 18th-century tools and materials. Nova evokes the thrilling and daunting prospect that the balloon pioneers faced as they left Earth for the first time. duration 55:31   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson [#103] Glass Johnson considers how the invention of the mirror gave rise to the Renaissance, how glass lenses allow us to reveal worlds within worlds and how, deep beneath the ocean, glass is essential to communication. He learns about the daring exploits of glassmakers who were forced to work under threat of the death penalty, a physics teacher who liked to fire molten glass from a crossbow and a scientist whose tinkering with a glass lens allowed 600 million people to see a man set foot on the moon. The link between the worlds of art, science, astronomy, disease prevention and global communication starts with the little-known maverick innovators of glass. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1303H] Lives Worth Living Fred Fay's life proves that one man can change the world, even though he has to lie flat on his back just to stay alive. This documentary looks at Fay's struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and the small group of dedicated activists who formed the Disability Rights Movement to drive the nation towards equal rights. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#20218] duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
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