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TV Daily Schedule: KQED 9

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KQED 9: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#20027] (original broadcast date: 01/28/2014)
    Live Analysis of the State of the Union Address with Al Hunt, Mark Halperin, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Glen Hubbard, Jim Fallows, and Larry Summers.
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#33020H] NOTE: the 7pm edition of this episode will be partially or totally pre-empted by coverage of the President's annual State of the Union address, which begins at 6pm as part of the PBS NewsHour. This edition of NBR can still be seen at the following times:
    KQED 9 (Comcast 9/709, DT9-1, 54-2, 25-1) early 1/29 1am
    KQED World (Comcast 190, DT9-3) Tue 1/28 at 3:30pm, 5pm & early 1/29 1am;
    or on KQED Plus (Comcast 10/710, DT54-1, 9-2, 25-2) Tue 1/28 at 6:30pm.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Spark! [#411] The Puppet Show Puppet shows aren't just for kids, as proven by the artists in this episode.
    * Pop artist and painter Sandow Birk has adapted Dante's Divine Comedy into a modern epic and filmed it in the tradition of "Toy Theatre," a European style of puppetry from the 1700s.
    * Basil Twist is collaborating with Joe Goode and Paula Vogel to stage "The Long Christmas Ride Home" using traditional Japanese Bunraku puppets of his own creation.
    * Lunatique Fantastique's Liebe Wetzel stages her latest work using found object puppets to address issues women face when confronting breast cancer.
    * Also, get an insider's look at the Indonesian puppets from the Herbert Collection at the Asian Art Museum with puppet master Kathy Foley.
    duration 28:47   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Amish: American Experience This program explores the insular religious community whose intense faith and adherence to 400-year-old traditions have by turns captivated and baffled Americans for more than a century. It examines the beliefs, lifestyle and history of the Amish, as well as their complex relationship to mainstream American culture. Beautifully and lyrically photographed, the film is part history, part observational documentary that takes viewers into the private world of the Amish. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline [#3202] League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis With the NFL back in the news, FRONTLINE investigates how the league denied and worked to refute scientific evidence that violent collisions at the heart of the game are linked to long-term brain injuries. Drawn from a book by ESPN journalists Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada, the film tells the hidden story of the NFL's concussion crisis. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Frontline [#3203H] League of Denial: The Nfl's Concussion Crisis, Part 2 (see description in part 1) duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#102H] The Messy Room Problem/The Golden Pyramid Problem The Messy Room Problem - Peg's Room. Peg and Cat sort through the mess in Peg's room just in time for company to come over and see Cat's masterpiece, "The Circles." Primary Content: Sorting; Secondary Content: Shapes.
    The Golden Pyramid Problem - Magical Forest. Peg the Bold and Brave Sir Cat, Knights of the Round Table, search far and wide to retrieve the Mermaid's golden pyramids. Primary Content: Solid shapes; Secondary Content: Counting by twos.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#206H] Manatees and Mermaids/The Last Chocolate * Manatees and Mermaids - Sally and Nick are pretending to swim, but why not go for a real swim asks the Cat! Off to the Glippydrippy Gulf to meet Matilda the Manatee and her son Marlin. Matilda and Marlon teach their guests how to swim slowly and gracefully. Until they hear the sound of a boat motor! Those can be dangerous for manatees, but luckily the Cat, Nick and Sally help their new friends to stay safe. And when they get back home, Nick and Sally will be sure to tell everyone to "Slow down for manatees!"
    * The Last Chocolate - Only two chocolates left in the whole box, what a great present for Nick and Sally's Moms. That is until The Cat excitedly eats them! Oh no! How are they going to find more chocolate to give to their moms? Why a trip to visit Princess Lottachoca in the Cocoalicious Forest will help them! There, the Princess teaches Nick and Sally the chocolate-making song and they help to pick the beans, roast them, and to heat the juice and add sugar. And then, pouring the hot liquid into moulds of any shape. Now that the chocolate has cooled, it's time to go home and surprise their moms! Educational Objective: The process of how chocolate is made from the humble cocoa bean - by picking the beans, drying them, roasting them and then crushing them to get the juice, then adding sugar while you heat it, pour it into a mould and cool it.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#129H] It's Time to Go/Daniel Doesn't Want to Stop Playing It's Time to Go: Daniel, O the Owl and Katerina are playing "library" at the Treehouse. When it's time for them to go home, Katerina and Daniel have trouble leaving because they are having so much fun! Choosing one more thing to do before they leave helps make their transition a little easier. Daniel Doesn't Want to Stop Playing: Daniel is playing "Trolley" with Mom and Dad in the living room. When Mom tells him that it's time to work on his school project, Daniel doesn't want to stop playing. Mom helps Daniel move on by allowing him to pick one more thing to do with his toy Trolley. Daniel makes one last stop and then he's ready to work on his project. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#513H] Creative Caillou Sarah's Kite: Caillou flies Sarah's kite...and accidentally crashes it into a tree. Determined to get a new kite for Sarah, Caillou is disappointed when Mommy can't find a store that sells them. When Daddy suggests they make a kite, Caillou isn't convinced it'll be better than a store-bought kite...until it's finally finished! Sarah and Caillou are thrilled with their homemade kite - because they made it together. Educational Objective: Making amends; store bought isn't necessarily better than homemade. Caillou's New Game: Caillou has some friends over and they want to play a game, only it's not quite working out for them. Mommy is painting Caillou's bedroom and he can't get to his toybox; Sarah's dog chews up his ball; and a tug-of-war results in a frayed skipping rope. When Caillou sees Mommy mixing paint from odds and ends, he decides to be creative too. He and pals create their own fun game! Educational Objective: A little ingenuity goes a long way! Shiny Reminder: Caillou promises to return Leo's special marker after borrowing it...only, he can't seem to remember to bring it to preschool! After a few failed attempts at remembering, Caillou finally realizes - with the help of Miss Martin and her sticky notes - that he needs something visual to help him remember...and a shiny sticker is just the trick! Educational Objective: It's important to return borrowed items; finding active ways to help oneself remember. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#702H] We Otter Be Friends/Sir George and the Dragon * We Otter Be Friends - After an otter swims away with Mr. Quint's boat keys, a stranded George tries everything he can to retrieve them. But the otter is a faster swimmer, a quicker runner, and a better hider than George. Can George out-otter the otter and get the keys back?
    * Sir George and the Dragon - George is starring in his first play. Under the hot stage lights, George falls asleep and dreams he's a guarding a medieval castle! Can the clever monkey figure out how to keep Dragon Charkie out of the castle and be the hero of the play?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#125H] Sniff and Seek/Aye Aye! * Sniff and Seek - Nick's most favourite smell is chocolate chip cookies! But what is Sally's? She's not sure. What better way to find out than by playing sniff and seek with a skunk! Cat introduces Nick and Sally to Whiffy, and in the adventure of finding Sally's favourite smell they discover how good Whiffy is at protecting himself with his very own special smell.
    * Aye Aye! - Nick and Sally are making Halloween masks, but they want to make them really scary. Cat takes them to meet Aiya, the Aye Aye, in the forest of Spookywoowoo. Aiya shows them, that even though he may look scary - his big ears, huge eyes and long fingers help him to find food. And now Nick and Sally know just how to make their masks scary!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#106H] The Birthday Cake Problem/The Doohickey Problem The Birthday Cake Problem - Peg's Pizza Place. Peg and Cat make a rockin' birthday cake for Jonah and his friends the Teens, but first they need to figure out how old he is going to be. Primary Content: The teen numbers.
    The Doohickey Problem - The Purple Planet. When their space ship is smashed, Peg and Cat must reassemble its variously shaped parts, and retrieve sixteen stolen doohickeys. Primary Content: Patterns; Secondary Content: Shapes, the number 16.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#140H] Junior Conductor Jamboree/Troodon Train Day * Junior Conductor Jamboree - Our kids ride the Dinosaur Train from one end of the line to the other, through all three Time Periods -- from the Cretaceous, through the Jurassic, to the Triassic. All along the way, they pick up friends who join them for a Junior Conductor Jamboree!
    * Troodon Train Day - The Pteranodon family rides to Troodon Town to celebrate Troodon Train Day, where the main event is a concert by King Cryolophosaurus, giving his first performance in years! When King comes down with some last-minute jitters, Buddy and Tiny help him overcome his stage fright and he sings a medley of his hits, including the Dinosaur Train theme song!
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#132] Welcome to the Doghouse/Promises, Promises * Welcome to the Doghouse - In this flashback episode we see some of the challenges the Howards faced when they arrived on Birdwell Island with a very big, red dog!
    * Promises, Promises - Then, Jetta and Emily Elizabeth make plans to spend Saturday at the beach together, but Jetta breaks the play date when a better offer from an older girl comes along.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#204] Sandcastle Hassle/School Daze * Sandcastle Hassle: EE and Nina join in a sandcastle competition at the beach. Goaded by another contestant's dog, Clifford and Jorge become super competitive to help their girls win. It's EE who has to explain that they didn't enter the contest to win, but to have fun. < br>* School Daze: As the kids go off for their first day of school, the gang decides in would be fun to have their own school, too. There's just one problem. While they seem to have five qualified teachers, they only have one willing pupil-Clifford. When an overworked Clifford is too tired to play with EE after school, the gang realizes how unfair they've been, and set up school in a more equitable way. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4295H] Frankly It's A Habitat Big Bird is eating a hot bowl of soup on a cold day outside Hooper's store. Freddy Flapman, from Flychert Real Estate finds Big Bird and tries to convince him to migrate somewhere warm. Freddy Flapman tells him that he might like living in a new habitat. Big Bird thinks it would be fun to see pictures of these other bird habitats, but Freddy Flapman has a better idea! Why not a virtual tour? First, Freddy Flapman takes Big Bird to the beach where there are pelicans and gulls and beautiful ocean views. Big Bird decides that, although he likes to visit the visit the beach, he doesn't want to live there. Freddy Flapman then transforms Sesame Street into a big swamp! Big Bird learns all about this habitat, where owls and ducks like to live, but decides it's not the right one for him. Freddy Flapman pops up again. This time Freddy Flapman claps his hands and Big Bird's nest area is turned into a beautiful rainforest! Big Bird likes it. The rainforest is warm and colorful and has animals of every color and size. In fact, Big Bird likes it so much he wants to move there! Big Bird begins packing and waving good bye to all of his friends on Sesame Street. Just as he is about to leave, Big Bird's friends remind him of all the things he would miss if he migrated to the rainforest. Big Bird realizes he can't leave Sesame Street, after all this is where all of his friends are. Big Bird decides to stay put, Sesame Street is where he belongs! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#20027] (original broadcast date: 01/28/2014)
    Live Analysis of the State of the Union Address with Al Hunt, Mark Halperin, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Glen Hubbard, Jim Fallows, and Larry Summers.
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#711H] Bella Trattoria, Outerlands & Greens Restaurant San Francisco restaurants Bella Trattoria, Outerlands and Greens Restaurants are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites? duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1404H] A Modern Take On Pizza and Grilled Cheese Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a great Thin-Crust Whole-Wheat Pizza with Garlic Oil, Three Cheeses, and Basil at home, and gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite pizza gadgets. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of goat cheese. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Cheddar and Shallot. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#105H] Puff Pastry With Martha as your guide (and a little elbow grease), learn to make delicate, buttery puff pastry in your own kitchen. Martha demonstrates how to create the layers upon layers of buttery pastry, and then how to use it in a variety of sweet and savory treats, including the iconic French napoleon. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17029H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10853] Frozen South * SOTU Reaction * Viewer Response * German Outrage * Stem Cells duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17029H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Curious George [#702H] We Otter Be Friends/Sir George and the Dragon * We Otter Be Friends - After an otter swims away with Mr. Quint's boat keys, a stranded George tries everything he can to retrieve them. But the otter is a faster swimmer, a quicker runner, and a better hider than George. Can George out-otter the otter and get the keys back?
    * Sir George and the Dragon - George is starring in his first play. Under the hot stage lights, George falls asleep and dreams he's a guarding a medieval castle! Can the clever monkey figure out how to keep Dragon Charkie out of the castle and be the hero of the play?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#205H] Meet The Beetles/Tongue Tied * Meet the Beetles - Nick and Sally must protect their cookie jar from cookie snatchers! But how? Well by meeting three of the Cat's beetle friends, that's how! Stan the Giant Stag beetle shows them how to look scary, while Cliff the Click beetle teaches them to make a noise them jump! And Bobbi the Bombardier beetle has a stinky surprise for those that try to sneak up on her. Now Nick and Sally can keep their cookies safe!
    * Tongue Tied - Mmm, there's nothing better than a blueberry popsicle, even though it makes your tongue blue! Speaking of tongues, the Cat has some friends with marvelous tongues! The kids meet Treetop Tom and see how his tough tongue can pick food off of thorny branches. Then Snifty the boa snake shows them how she uses her tongue to smell.And by using Cat's "Not-So-Fast-Glasses", they can see Colin the chameleon's lightening fast tongue get him his food. Nick and Sally realize that their tongues are pretty useful too.. for asking for another popsicle!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#217H] Road Runner Koki wants to leave the Sonoran Desert to resupply the Tortuga, but Chris and Martin don't want to go until they track down a mysterious lizard. But they'll need the help - and powers - of their friend the Road Runner. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10853] Frozen South * SOTU Reaction * Viewer Response * German Outrage * Stem Cells duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33021] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, stocks fall as the Federal Reserve decides to stick with its strategy to wind down its stimulus despite the recent emerging market turmoil. What does that mean for the economy and your money? And, Turkey's massive rate hike fails to stabilize its currency. NBR will have a report from Istanbul where business owners are getting frustrated and looking for answers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 pm
    QUEST [#603H] Deep Water Corals/Uganda Chimps Travel thousands of feet below the ocean's surface to explore fragile deep sea corals off the California coast. Meet Bay Area engineers creating detailed virtual records of the world's great monuments, including their realistic recreation of the Mexican ruins of Chichen Itza. Plus, discover the Oakland Zoo's efforts to protect chimpanzees from illegal poaching in Uganda. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nature [#3105#] The Funkiest Monkeys 25 years ago, filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson travelled to Sulawesi in Indonesia and fell in love with crested black macaques. These feisty monkeys are beach bums with punk hairstyles, expressive faces, copper colored eyes and some very unusual habits, making them some of the most charismatic of all monkeys. They only exist on this one island. Learning that their numbers have dropped dramatically, he makes a return visit to find out why and to see if he can help. Teaming up with a local expert and making a film about them and their plight allows him to share their story with the local schools and communities in the hope that a new understanding of the wonderful creatures in their midst will make them want to help, as well. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#4103H] Ghosts of Murdered Kings Nova follows archaeologists and forensic experts in Ireland's County Tipperary in their methodical hunt for clues to the identity and the circumstances of various violent deaths of bog body victims. A new theory emerges that they are those of ritually murdered kings, gruesomely slain to assure the fertility of land and people. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 10:00 pm
    Hawking Stephen Hawking is one of the most recognizable people on the planet, a superstar of the scientific world. But although Hawking is an iconic figure, who is the man behind the image? In this film Hawking gives us a rare insight onto his life, both past and present. This is a man whose mind soars beyond the ordinary but who is trapped inside a body he can barely move. This documentary presents the story of one of the most remarkable minds of the modern age. duration 1:29:13   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Last Days of Man: Top Ten Ways to Extinction [#101H] Threats from Nature In the form of a top-10 list of doomsday scenarios, this 2-part scientific program examines disasters that have the capacity to annihilate the human race. Threats from nuclear weapons, climate change, and meteorite impacts are, of course, on the list. But there are a number of lesser known yet much more probable risks to humanity. Part 1: 5 potential threats to our survival are investigated. From risks such as collapsing stars and hostile extraterrestrials, which originate in outer space, to more down-to-earth but equally alarming dangers such as super volcanoes and natural pandemics, scientists and other experts outline the risks and potential solutions to humankind's greatest threats. duration 53:57   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#20028] (original broadcast date: 01/29/2014)
    * Scott Stossel on his book about anxiety from medical, cultural, philosophical, and experiential perspectives, called "My Age of Anxiety"
    * E.L. Doctorow on his new novel is called "Andrew's Brain"
    * musician BIlly Joel
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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