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KQED 9: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Channels 9.1 •  54.2, 25.1 | XFINITY 9 and HD 709

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Thursday, April 27, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23093] (original broadcast date: 4/26/17)
    * a look at President Trump's foreign policy as the administration nears its 100-day milestone. Charlie is joined by Katty Kay, anchor for BBC World News America and Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia group.
    * a discussion of President Trump's plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code, with Dennis Berman of the Wall Street Journal, Peter Coy of Bloomberg Businessweek, and Damian Paletta of the Washington Post.
    * a look at "The Circle," with the film's writer and director, James Ponsoldt.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    New Environmentalists [#2016H] From Peru to Tanzania The New Environmentalists share a common goal - safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their communities. The film is the latest in the Mill Valley Film Group's Emmy Award-winning series featuring inspiring portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support. duration 27:48   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1114H] Vegetarian House, Gracias Madre, Madras Cafe Vegetarians rejoice! The first Check, Please! Bay Area all-vegetarian show! Beginning in San Jose with international vegetarian selections delivered under the watchful eye of the supreme master at Vegetarian House. Next, fresh, organic ingredients meld together in Mexican vegan dishes at San Francisco's Gracias Madre. Finally, complex spices produce tantalizing aromas from the South Indian vegetarian spot in Sunnyvale, called Madras Cafe. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#3410] Forest of the Lynx Forests are far more complex than previously imagined. The documentary, filmed in 4K, travels deep into the remote forests of the Kalkalpen National Park in Austria - the largest area of wilderness in the Alps. Abandoned and unmanaged by man for close to a quarter of a century, the forest's dramatic cycle of growth and decay now rules the landscape. What appears at first to be devastation and destruction is in fact part of the fundamental process of the forest's regeneration and transformation back to its natural, primeval state. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Nova [#4408H] Building Chernobyl's MegaTomb An international team of engineers races to construct a gargantuan dome to contain the lingering radioactive materials and crumbling remains of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, decades after being the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Wild Weather Watch an innovative documentary that illustrates how weather works by performing brave, ambitious (even unlikely) experiments that show how nature transforms simple ingredients like wind, water and temperature into something spectacular and powerful. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Great Polar Bear Feast The Great Polar Bear Feast is the astonishing story of an annual natural phenomenon that occurs in early September on the north slope of the Arctic. Every year, up to eighty polar bears gather on the frozen shores, near the village of Kaktovik, to feast on the hunter-harvested bowhead whale remains. This extraordinary gathering is highly unusual not least because polar bears are known as solitary predators, rarely if ever moving in a group. Kaktovik is a small Inupiat hunting community. Perched on the edge of the world, it's inaccessible by road and locked in by frozen sea ice for 9 months of the year. But for the month of September, it becomes the centre of polar bear studies as scientists and wildlife photographers flock to the tiny town to observe the bears' unusual behaviour. How do the bears know to come to this remote island and at exactly this time of year? And what is happening to the polar bears of the South Beaufort Sea that is seeing so many of them desert the ice for land? The film has extraordinary access to the work of scientist Todd Atwood, the lead polar bear scientist for the US Geological Survey. He has estimated that there has been a 40% decline in the polar bears around the South Beaufort Sea since 2006. It is an extraordinary decline, and he is determined to find out why. Each spring he heads out by helicopter to find polar bears and their cubs on the ice, tranquilizes them, assesses their health and fits GPS tracking collars - some with tiny video cameras attached. With the help of this 'Polar-Cam' he is able to track the bears through the subsequent months, getting closer to the truth about their extraordinary lives than ever before. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#138H] Hooray for Hair/Ice Is Nice * Hooray for Hair - Sally and Nick are getting their hair cut today; maybe they should try new hairstyles! A trip to meet three of Cat's friends (and some styling help from the Wig-o-lator) will help them decide! Should they have Yak hair? No, too hot! How about hair like a fur seal? Not quite, too short. A porcupine? No way! How will they ever get a hug from their moms with hair that spiky? They decide that the hair they have is what's perfect for them!
    * Ice is Nice - Nick and Sally want some nice cold lemonade, but there's no more ice cubes in Sally's fridge! A trip to Freeze-your-knees Snowland will fix that! They meet Cat's friend Polly the polar bear who introduces Sally and Nick to all the different kinds of ice that make up her home. After trying many types of ice, they find the kind that will be perfect for their lemonade!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Arthur [#1204] For The Birds/Ungifted * For the Birds - Brain dreams of being the first to spot a rare bird species called the green-tailed grebe. When Mr. Ratburn starts a bird-watching club at school, Brain is panicked! What if someone finds the grebe first and ruins his chances at fame and fortune? Or, can Brain learn that nature is a gift meant for everyone to share? < br>* Ungifted - Buster's always asking Arthur for favors. One day he worries at the thought of having to repay them all at once, so Buster goes on a favor-repaying frenzy, helping everyone whom Arthur owes a favor to in hopes of getting himself out of this "favor debt." But is Buster forgetting the real meaning of friendship? Educational Objective: Buster learns a lesson about debt, and that true friendship means doing favors without expecting anything in return. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#114H] Tazzy Chris When Martin and Chris assist the Tasmanian Wildlife Service in tagging endangered Tasmanian Devils, they discover that Zach Varmitech has been kidnapping them to create a ferocious new Zachbot. Science Concepts: A healthy ecosystem has both predators and scavengers. Scavengers are animals that eat mostly other dead animals. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#122H] Sunspot and the Great Red Spot/Uncle Zucchini Babysits "Sunspot and the Great Red Spot" - Sunspot is determined to get to Jupiter to meet his fellow pet aliens, other members of the Red Spot Club. The Club is thousands of years old. They meet annually at an exact time to observe and celebrate the Red Spot. But, mechanical problems with the family wagon/saucer may thwart the trip. The kids and Celery do everything they can to get Sunspot to Jupiter and his Red Spot Club meet-up. Curriculum: The Great Red Spot is an enormous, high-pressure storm akin to an Earth hurricane that has been raging on the surface of Jupiter for at least 400 years. "Uncle Zucchini Babysits" - Uncle Zucchini finally gets to Earth for a visit, just as the Propulsion parents are called away on a work assignment. Uncle Zucchini volunteers to watch the kids. In the process of helping the kids coax Sunspot into taking a bath, Uncle Zucchini learns about the three states of water (solid, liquid, and gas). Curriculum: What is water and how does it change from one form to another? Water exists in three different states: solid, liquid, and gas. Clouds, snow, and rain are all made up of some form of water. Temperature and pressure can change water from solid (ice) to liquid (wet) to gas (vapor). duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#106H] There's Gold in Them Thar Hills/Nature Cat and Mr. Hide * There's Gold in Them Thar Hills - Squeeks accidentally finds a small nugget of gold in the park stream, but then she inadvertently loses it! To make her feel better, Nature Cat ventures back to the stream to do all he can to try and find another piece of gold for Squeeks.
    * Nature Cat and Mr. Hide - Nature Cat hopes to finally beat Ronald at the Neighborhood Hide 'N' Seek Championship - Cat Edition. His chances for victory improve when his pals introduce him to what a lot of animals use in the wild: camouflage. Can Nature Cat master camouflage and stay hidden in plain sight to capture the crown? Not if Ronald has his say!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#118] Candy Counter/Curious George, Rescue Monkey * Candy Counter: Eating candy is easy, but counting and sorting it is much more difficult! George quickly learns this when he agrees to watch Cayley's candy counter for an afternoon. While trying to stack the chocolates into different shapes, they all fall over, and George can't remember which candy is what! With help from a few customers, and a little sampling, George discovers how to sort the candies by color and shape.
    * Curious George, Rescue Monkey: George is inspired to become a volunteer with the fire department when they help him get his foot unstuck from a chair. He spends the day with Andie, Stig and Stew of Rescue Squad 86 and has fun trying out all the special fire fighting tools. But when Compass gets trapped at the museum, a little monkey ends up being the best tool for the job.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#219H] Sharing at the Library/Daniel Shares with Margaret * Sharing at the Library - Daniel is at the library to check out a new book. Just as he spots the book he wants, O the Owl reaches for the same one! Who knew that sharing a book with a friend could be even more fun than reading it alone?
    * Daniel Shares with Margaret - Daniel gets a special sticker book from Grandpere, but Margaret wants to play with the stickers, too. Daniel learns that while sharing can make things more fun, there are also some things you don't have to share. Strategy: Sharing with you is fun for me, too.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#220H] Prince Wednesday's Happy Birthday/Daniel's Happy Song * Prince Wednesday's Happy Birthday - Happy Birthday, Prince Wednesday! Daniel heads to the castle for Prince Wednesday's birthday party, and feels happy to be with his friends, play games and eat royally yummy birthday cake.
    * Daniel's Happy Song - Daniel is so happy because his friends are coming over to play! As they play with their stuffies, Daniel teaches his friends his happy song - and they all sing along! Strategy: This is my happy song, and I could sing it all day long.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#104H] Dunk The Artist/Ripple's Sea Dragons Dunk discovers that what he considers "just playing with sand" is actually considered beautiful art by his friends, and he is proud of himself for having a special talent. / Ripple leads the gang to investigate the legend of the Sea Dragon that has been passed down in her family. When they discover what Sea Dragons actually are, they learn that just because they haven't seen something before doesn't mean it doesn't exist. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4628H] Mi Amiguita Rosita Rosita is bothered by a story that doesn't resonate with her culture, so she writes her own book about things she loves: dancing, Mexican wrestling and playing with her friends. Also featuring celeb vocab in espanol with Gina Rodrigues, and Elmo the Musical. Brought to you by the ABC's and the number 9. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Dinosaur Train [#102H] The Call of the Wild Corythosaurus/Triceratops For Lunch * The Call of the Wild Corythosaurus - The family surprises Mom for her birthday with a trip to a concert given by Cory and her family of Corythosaurus, who play music through the crests on their heads.
    * Triceratops for Lunch - Our Pteranodon family eats lunch with their friend Tank Triceratops and discover that he and his family are all plant-eaters, with great leaf-eating teeth and giant appetites!
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Peg + Cat [#101H] The Chicken Problem/The Space Creature Problem The Chicken Problem - The Farm. Peg and Cat have to get 100 chickens back in the coop before the farmer sees. Primary Content: Size correspondence; Secondary Content: The number 100.
    The Space Creature Problem - The Purple Planet. Peg, Cat and Richard must get the 100 chickens away from Big Mouth and back to their spaceship. Primary Content: Counting by tens; Secondary Content: The number 100.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Super Why! [#323H] Woofster and the Pet Pack Whyatt can't wait to show his friends the new comic book he's written about Woofster and his friends - the Pet Pack - and their search for the missing Princess of Pet City. How, the Super Readers wonder, will the Pet Pack ever find their Princess? To find the answer, they'll jump into Whyatt's comic book and meet Keen Kitten and Hopkins. Together, they use their super powers to find the clues leading to their Princess. Educational Objectives: To learn to work together as a team. Kids will identify the letters B, P, and C, learn the word OCCUPATION, and rhyme -OP words. Then they'll use the clues to fill in the blank in the story and the power to read to save the day! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#1111H] Passengers Duncan and the Grumpy Passenger - Duncan is the grumpiest engine on the narrow gauge railway. He is always complaining about one thing or another. Then Duncan gets a very grumpy passenger, who he finds very annoying. So Duncan decides to do everything he can to make the grumpy passenger stop complaining. Duncan soon learns that you can't make everyone happy. Educational Objectives: Following directions, taking responsibility, following directions, apologizing. Spencer's V.I.P. - When Spencer brings a V.I.P. (Very Important Passenger) from the mainland, he is so determined to be on time that he doesn't notice that he's been sent down the wrong track. By the time he arrives at Knapford, he's very late! The V.I.P. refuses to travel back with Spencer. The other engines all compete to to take the V.I.P. back to the mainland, but their rushing and showing off leads to confusion and delay. Spencer ends up being given a second chance! Educational Objectives: Taking responsibility for one's actions, learning from one's mistakes, learning to be patient, doing a job carefully, forgiving other. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Nature [#3401B] Super Hummingbirds With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, we enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before. Speed is their middle name. Their lives are moving faster than the eye can see. They possess natural born super powers that enable them to fly backwards, upside-down, and float in mid-air. And for the first time, we see them mate, lay eggs, fight, and raise families in intimate detail. They are great athletes, tender mothers, brave in combat, and up for any challenge. They are Super Hummingbirds, the smallest and most brilliant birds on earth. duration 1:26:01   STEREO
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17117H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11815] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23093] (original broadcast date: 4/26/17)
    * a look at President Trump's foreign policy as the administration nears its 100-day milestone. Charlie is joined by Katty Kay, anchor for BBC World News America and Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia group.
    * a discussion of President Trump's plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code, with Dennis Berman of the Wall Street Journal, Peter Coy of Bloomberg Businessweek, and Damian Paletta of the Washington Post.
    * a look at "The Circle," with the film's writer and director, James Ponsoldt.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36084] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17117H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11815] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#202] Beatrice Ojakangas Julia welcomes Beatrice Ojakangas, a Scandinavian Cookbook author from Duluth, Minnesota into her kitchen, where Beatrice demonstrates how to make a series of real Danish pastries. She shows her how to make the flaky dough, the apricot, prune and cream fillings that go inside, and the sugar glaze that goes on the outside. Beatrice ends by showing Julia how to manipulate the dough into a Danish Braid. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1203H] Farmhouse Kitchen, OVO Tavern & Eatery, Anatolian Kitchen Whimsical Thai decor juxtaposes the hip take on flavorful Northern Thai street food at Farmhouse Kitchen in San Francisco. Next, take a load off at the lively neighborhood sports bar called OVO Tavern and Eatery in Oakland. Finally, experience Kurdish culture, cuisine and wine in Palo Alto at Anatolian Kitchen. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Foyle's War Revisited Go behind-the-scenes of the acclaimed, must-see series with host John Mahoney, and learn the secrets of the final Foyle's War episodes in season 8. duration 1:28:57   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 9:29 pm
    Bee Gees: One Night Only The Bee Gees, in this glossy musical and visual event, perform their biggest singles from the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s, plus songs from their recent CD, Still Waters. Taped at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in November 1997, the concert features the timeless harmonies of Robin, Barry, and the late Maurice Gibb, and includes a special appearance by guest artist Celine Dion, performing "Immortality." Counted among the most successful musical groups of all time, the Bee Gees are the only recording artists to write and produce six straight number-one singles, and the first composers to have five songs in the Top Ten at the same time.

    With a string of hit singles, the Bee Gees became pop stars in the late 1960s. But their participation on the soundtrack of the generation-defining film Saturday Night Fever shot them to mega-stardom in the mid-'70s. Featuring a slew of pop/disco standards like "Stayin' Alive, " "Night Fever" and "How Deep is Your Love," the album remains the biggest selling soundtrack in history, with 40 million copies sold to date.

    The Bee Gees continued their success into the '80s and'90s, with platinum albums like Spirits Having Flown and successful collaborations with the likes of Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick and Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers. In 1997 they were inducted into the Rock ' n' Roll Hall of Fame, and received career achievement awards from the American Music Awards and World Music Awards - tributes to the lasting quality of their work.

    Song List: You Should Be Dancing, Alone, Massachusetts, To Love Somebody, I've Gotta Get a Message to You, Words, Islands in the Stream, Don't Throw it All Away, NightFever, More Than a Woman, Lonely Days, New York Mining Disaster 1941, I Can't See Nobody, And the Sun Will Shine, Nights on Broadway, Heart breaker, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, Immortality, Tragedy, I Started a Joke, Grease, Jive Talkin', How Deep is Your Love, Stayin' Alive, You Should Be Dancing.
    duration 1:28:40   STEREO
  • 10:59 pm
    Feel Better with Pressure Point Therapy Dr. Michael Pinkus (D.C.) empowers viewers to take pain relief into their own hands. Over the years, Dr. Pinkus has found a way to make Eastern medicine practices easy to understand and accessible to the layperson. Comparing Asian acupuncture charts to Western nerve charts of the body, he cross-referenced which nerve pathways were involved with the ancient acupressure points.
    Where did the nerve travel to? What area of the body did it control or influence? Which organs were influenced by these points and how did this correspond to the nerve pathways in the body? From these observations and many years of hands-on application as a successful Doctor of Chiropractic, he derived this technique which he coined "Pressure Point Therapy." This program shows viewers how they can apply these techniques in their daily lives.
    duration 59:25   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23094] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, 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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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
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Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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