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KQED 9: Sunday, May 1, 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.

Sunday, May 1, 2016
  • 12:00 am
    Aging Backwards with Miranda Esmonde-White This program provides valuable insights on combating the physical signs and consequences of aging. Scientific, yet entertaining and accessible, the special shares practical information on slowing down and potentially reversing the aging process through exercise and other lifestyle choices.
    Charismatic Classical Stretch host Miranda Esmonde-White, a former National Ballet of Canada dancer, motivates viewers to stretch and strengthen their way to feeling and looking younger. Interviews with doctors and physiotherapists, testimonials from Classical Stretchenthusiasts ranging in age from 22 to 90, and clear explanations from Esmonde-White illustrate the damage caused by a sedentary lifestyle and the benefits of exercise at every stage of life.
    duration 57:43   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Eat Fat, Get Thin with Dr. Mark Hyman Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the health and weight-loss benefits of a higher fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, healthy oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods.
    In this show, Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explain how eating fat can help promote weight loss and optimum health. Offering practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice, it's a cutting edge way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel good.
    duration 1:56:32  
  • 3:00 am
    National Parks: America's Best Idea [#106#] The Morning of Creation (1946-1980) A stubborn iconoclast fights a lonely battle on behalf of a species nearly everyone hates; America's "Last Frontier" becomes a testing ground for the future of the park idea; and in unprecedented numbers, American families create unforgettable memories, passing on a love of the parks to the next generation. duration 1:56:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Saving the Bay [#104H] Bay in the Balance (1906 - Present) In the final episode, the very survival of the Bay is threatened by the postwar boom. Viewers are introduced to the leaders of the Save the Bay campaign of the 1960s and the birth of the national mass environmental movement. As the Bay Area looks to the future, the issue becomes how best to balance the competing demands of a major urban center set amidst an environmentally significant landscape. duration 56:33   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 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)
  • 6:30 am
    Odd Squad [#126H] Robert Plant/Game Time * Robert Plant - Olive and Otto must find a way to stop Obfusco's plant from taking over headquarters. Curriculum: Geometry and spatial sense;understand that maps provide information about direction and distance.
    * Game Time - When Otto gets trapped inside a video game it's up to Olive to rescue him. Curriculum: Measurement; identify value of coins and combinations to make a dollar.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Desert Dreams: Celebrating Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert The Sonoran Desert is alive with beauty, and this stunning film captures the changes over the seasons with views of its remarkable plants and animals. It showcases 182 species of plants and animals in a first-of-its-kind presentation of the Sonoran Desert as it changes over the course of a full year.
    The film blends HD video footage and time-lapse imagery captured over four years with stills from the filmmaker's photographic archive compiled over three decades to chronicle five seasons: Dry Summer, Wet Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring. The supporting soundtrack combines natural sounds with a kaleidoscope of flute and percussion vignettes performed by world-class musician Gary Stroutsos, featuring 29 musical instruments with "earth tones" to create a pictorial and musical tapestry without narration or people.
    duration 1:28:04   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Aging Backwards with Miranda Esmonde-White This program provides valuable insights on combating the physical signs and consequences of aging. Scientific, yet entertaining and accessible, the special shares practical information on slowing down and potentially reversing the aging process through exercise and other lifestyle choices.
    Charismatic Classical Stretch host Miranda Esmonde-White, a former National Ballet of Canada dancer, motivates viewers to stretch and strengthen their way to feeling and looking younger. Interviews with doctors and physiotherapists, testimonials from Classical Stretchenthusiasts ranging in age from 22 to 90, and clear explanations from Esmonde-White illustrate the damage caused by a sedentary lifestyle and the benefits of exercise at every stage of life.
    duration 57:43   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Space Men: American Experience [#2806H] Meet the pioneering Air Force scientists and pilots whose Project Manhigh, which collected data about the biological and technical factors required to support human activity in space, laid the groundwork for the US space program. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    In Defense of Food Join New York Times best-selling author Michael Pollan on a fascinating journey to find out what we should eat to be healthy. Pollan cuts through today's barrage of conflicting dietary messages and makes it simple to enjoy food and stay healthy. duration 2:27:02   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:30 pm
    Rick Steves Europe Marathon 2016 Rick shares the latest on sightseeing in the grand cities of Europe, &offers a vivid local perspective on off-the-beaten path locations. duration 3:26:51   TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Point Taken [#103H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#488H] New Orleans Public Defenders NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC DEFENDERS: Budget shortages have led to longer jail time for poor detainees
    Amidst a prodigious state budget shortfall caused by the sinking fortunes of the oil and gas industry, Louisiana has underfunded its Constitutionally-guaranteed public defenders for the indigent. The shortage is causing severe delays in court cases statewide, resulting in many pretrial detainees being jailed longer. In New Orleans, where the number of public defenders has shrunk by half, John Larson reports on how this predicament is playing out.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Spark! [#707H] Kitka, May, Arts and the Economy * For 30 years, the all-female vocal group Kitka has performed music rooted in Eastern European musical traditions. In a recent trip to rural Ukraine, they studied Slavic folk songs that previously only existed in the memories of the old women who live there. Spark joins Kitka as they rehearse and perform a new performance based on the songs and stories that were passed down to them.
    * Next, the mixed-media work of Santa Cruz artist Victoria May is inspired by the intricate process of custom dress-making. A former seamstress by trade, May now makes sculptural textile pieces that blend traditional hand sewing techniques with evocative and unexpected materials.
    * Then, in a special collaboration with PBS' The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, we investigate how the current economy is affecting artists in the Bay Area. How are they coping with the economic downturn? Some scholars and activists think hope lies in government support. What can we learn from the historic WPA programs that provided employment for 8.5 Million Americans during the 1930's?
    duration 28:07   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 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
  • 8:00 pm
    Call The Midwife [#505H] Learn why professionals like the Turners are reassessing their lifestyles as they fight for respiratory health for patients. See the unforeseen consequences of Fred's oversight of Violet's shop and how a new mother's past wreaks havoc on her family. duration 56:21   STEREO TV14
  • 9:00 pm
    Grantchester Season 2 On Masterpiece [#4625H] Episode Six Sidney seeks oblivion. His friend Sam seeks forgiveness. A dead girl's parents seek revenge. Amanda seeks Sidney. Leonard finally takes a stand. duration 55:41   STEREO TV14-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Mr. Selfridge Season 4 On Masterpiece [#4616H] Episode Six A former employee is laid to rest. Kitty and Frank reach an understanding. Grove confronts Tilly. Jimmy thinks he's a hunted man, even as he makes the deal of his life. duration 56:01   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Variety Studio: Actors On Actors [#303H] The actors responsible for the most exciting performances of the year talk about their work-and more. Featuring Seth Rogen (Jobs) with Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Amy Schumer (Trainwreck) with Lily Tomlin (Grandma), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Walk) with Paul Dano (Love & Mercy), Isabella Rossellini (Joy) with Charlotte Rampling (45 Years). duration 56:40   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Spark! [#707H] Kitka, May, Arts and the Economy * For 30 years, the all-female vocal group Kitka has performed music rooted in Eastern European musical traditions. In a recent trip to rural Ukraine, they studied Slavic folk songs that previously only existed in the memories of the old women who live there. Spark joins Kitka as they rehearse and perform a new performance based on the songs and stories that were passed down to them.
    * Next, the mixed-media work of Santa Cruz artist Victoria May is inspired by the intricate process of custom dress-making. A former seamstress by trade, May now makes sculptural textile pieces that blend traditional hand sewing techniques with evocative and unexpected materials.
    * Then, in a special collaboration with PBS' The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, we investigate how the current economy is affecting artists in the Bay Area. How are they coping with the economic downturn? Some scholars and activists think hope lies in government support. What can we learn from the historic WPA programs that provided employment for 8.5 Million Americans during the 1930's?
    duration 28:07   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    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
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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
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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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KQED Kids

Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

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