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KQED 9: Saturday, May 20, 2017

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

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Saturday, May 20, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23110H] (original broadcast date: 5/19/17)
    * we begin with a conversation about Donald Trump's first foreign trip of his presidency. It begins in Saudi Arabia - from there he goes to Israel, Vatican City, Belgium, and back to Italy. Charlie is joined by Ian Bremmer, the president of the Eurasia Group, and Michael Hanna, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation.
    * a discussion of Robert Mueller's special counsel appointment. Joining us is John Carlin, the former Assistant Attorney General for national security, and Chief of Staff to Robert Mueller.
    * Gabe Sherman of New York Magazine and Jim Rutenberg of the New York Times reflect on the legacy of the late media titan Roger Ailes, known for launching Fox News in 1996.
    * we conclude with Adam Lindemann, an art collector and gallery owner who held the previous auction record for a Jean Michel Basquiat painting with his sale of Untitled (Devil) for $57.3 million last year.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    KQED NEWSROOM [#432H] duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week [#5647] Donald Trump is facing the harsh reality of being president just 118 days into his administration. The plume of scandals emanating from the White House grew larger each day this week as Trump continues to push back against investigations into Russia's meddling in the U.S. presidential election and possible ties to his campaign.
    The uproar that started with the firing of FBI Director James Comey last week intensified with the revelation of memos Comey wrote that said Trump asked him to end the inquiry into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. By Thursday, the president used Twitter (link is external) to call the appointment of a special prosecutor to oversee the Russia investigations a "witch hunt."
    Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill are publicly committed to continue their own investigations. While more Democrats openly discuss impeaching the president, Republicans are starting to distance themselves from the Trump administration.
    Robert Costa will make sense of another busy week in Washington with: Julie Hirschfeld Davis of The New York Times, Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics, Michael Scherer of Time Magazine, and Manu Raju of CNN.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Soul of a Banquet Wayne Wang, director of The Joy Luck Club, takes us into the world of Cecilia Chiang, who introduced America to authentic Chinese food. Chiang opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in 1961, and went on to change the course of cuisine in America. The film is equal parts a showcase of delectable gastronomy and a touching portrait of Chiang's journey from a childhood in Beijing before the Cultural Revolution to accidental restaurateur on the West Coast. The film features interviews with Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl and Cecilia Chiang herself. duration 56:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    James Beard: American Masters [#3003#] James Beard: America's First Foodie Experience a century of food through the life of iconic chef James Beard. The quintessential American cook, he hosted the first cooking show on television in 1946, was a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, and introduced Julia Child to New York. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Julia Child: American Masters [#1801H] Julia! America's Favorite Chef The life and legacy of Julia Child is remembered and celebrated in this special program. Child is fondly remembered for introducing French cuisine to American home cooks through her television series - beginning with WGBH's "The French Chef" in 1963 - and books. The film tells two love stories: one between Julia and Paul Child, the other between Julia and French food. It includes photos never before seen, including several from Paul Child's personal archive, granted exclusively to producers. Julia was a pioneer in public television's long tradition of cooking programs, revolutionizing the way America cooks, eats and thinks about food. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Film School Shorts [#404H] Daily Grind Stephen Singer plays a sock merchant in Socks & Bonds; he hopes his girlfriend's Hamptons-dwelling ex will invest, only to discover there's a more pressing negotiation at hand. Directed by Daniel Zimbler. Then, catch a snapshot of life in the law offices of Hopkins & Delaney, LLP, an animation that captures the hidden cubicle moments that comprise all our working lives. Directed by Sean Buckelew. In Butterfingers, every marriage has its moments, and this wife can't listen to another word from her husband about work. Directed by Milan Roganovic. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:30 am
    Charlie Rose - The Week [#445] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    National Geographic Bee [#2017H] The annual National Geographic Bee returns for the 29 th consecutive year, with journalist and humorist Mo Rocca serving as host and moderator. The 2017 National Geographic Bee will feature fourthto eighth-graders vying for the Bee crown and the top prize of a $50,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. The finalists, all winners of their state-level geographic bees, have triumphed over a field of nearly 4 million students to earn a place in the national championships. They represent the 50 states, District of Columbia, Atlantic Territories, Pacific Territories and Department of Defense Dependents Schools. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#121H] Falcon City The Kratt brothers are itching to fly with the world's fastest animal, the Peregrine falcon, which can hit top speeds of 240 mph. But their efforts are side-tracked when the rest of the Wild Kratts team challenges them to find the falcon in the city instead of in the wild, and Chris' Creature Power Suit is accidentally activated with Pigeon Powers ! But then they discover that Zach is sending his Zachbots to clean off a building that has a peregrine falcon nests with chicks! Martin and Chris must activate their Peregrine falcons powers and harness the force of gravity to pull off a high flying creature rescue! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#108H] Beep Has The Blues/Chore Day "Beep Has the Blues" - Beep is sad because her sister rover on Mars, Boop, is sick and can't move. Celery flies the kids out to Mars to try to help and discover the problem - that Boop's solar panels have been covered in dust. Curriculum: A planetary rover is a space exploration vehicle designed to move across the surface of a planet or other celestial body.
    "Chore Day" - Jet learns what chores are, and he and Sean help Sydney turn her chores into science games! Curriculum: Force is any interaction that tends to change the motion of an object. Force can also be explained as a push or pull.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#910H] Taiwan's Penghu Islands Taiwan is an island country of 23 million people and the majority of them live in a handful of cities. When they seek to leave their hectic urban life behind they escape to their country's villages, mountains, forests, and islands. Joseph returns to Taiwan to visit the Penghu Archepeligo in the Taiwan Straits, a chain of 64 isles and islets; 20 inhabited, and 50-minutes by air from the capital of Taipei. He explores the main and outer islands historic and natural attractions and enjoys summer fun in the sun on the Tropic of Cancer while also continuing to learn about and experience Taiwan's cultural heritage. Along the way, he discovers yet another side of Ilha Formosa - the beautiful isle of Taiwan. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    New Scandinavian Cooking [#706H] Historical Garden Some of Scandinavia's grandest farms can be found around Norway's largest lake, Mjosa. In today's episode Andreas visits one of them, Hovelsrud, where he combines innovation, tradition and world class vegetables. He uses fresh herbs to make an egg-free mayonnaise, combines baked rutabaga and local vendace roe, and makes scones with yellow and red beets. For main course he makes a potato crusted beef fillet with herbs from the beautiful garden. duration 25:31   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#306H] Stella Alpina Osteria, Bette's Oceanview Diner, Chou Chou Fresh, local, Northern Italian-flavors mark this subterranean osteria as our first stop. Next, a diner that's been serving breakfast and lunch for more than 20 years. Finally, we cross the Atlantic again for a visit to a French bistro with a host brimming with personality. duration 26:08   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Lucky Chow [#202H] Big Business In Little Saigon Asian cuisine is increasingly the engine driving the growth of the American food industry. Danielle talks to three Asian-American entrepreneurs about the secrets of their success: Tim Wildin, the young Chipotle executive whose Thai aunties' recipes contribute to the menu at Shophouse; Lynda Trang Dai, once known as the Vietnamese Madonna and now the queen of banh mi sandwiches in Orange County's Little Saigon; and Charles Phan, the ground-breaking chef whose Slanted Door was named best restaurant in the country by the James Beard Foundation. duration 27:38   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#1007H] Shaking Up The Margarita The Mercado Lazaro Cardenas is pretty standard as far as markets in Mexico City go. But turn one corner and suddenly you're in a different world: The world of coffee geeks, of which Rick is a proud citizen. The Passmar Cafe Finos stall brews espresso with natillas and cappuccino with blue curacao using unique brewing methods and award-winning baristas, and Rick geeks out in the best possible (caffeinated) way. Fully charged on caffeine, Rick's ready for a cocktail. So he pays a visit to mixologist Joseph Mortera, who takes Rick through a couple of his delicious creations including a mescal cocktail made with fresh hoja santa leaves and absinthe. Next up: Ricardo Nava, a bartender at Polanco's sleek bar Limantour, who shakes up his margarita by using mescal, pineapple juice and hot chile. Lucky for us, Rick makes cocktails with herbs from his garden plus some very tasty snacks in his home kitchen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul [#102H] All in the Family Making memories with family is at the heart of Jacques' kitchen, and daughter Claudine joins him at the stove to cook the classic recipes from his mother's restaurant. Parisian potage, a simple soup with flavors of yesteryear, reminds Jacques of his beloved Lyon in France. The father-daughter duo continue with poulet a la creme paired with a perfectly pureed side of rice soubise. Granddaughter Shorey arrives just in time to make dessert, carefully watching as Jacques teaches her how to peel and segment an orange for instant orange cake, a perfect citrus ending. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1716H] Autumn Desserts Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with host Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the ultimate chewy oatmeal cookies. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews mini prep bowls in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Elle Simone reveals the secrets to ultra-nutty pecan bars. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Cook's Country [#809H] Southern Comfort Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a regional recipe, Delta hot Tamales at home. Then, Chris shares a test kitchen tip for taking the bite out of garlic. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to another regional specialty, Charleston shrimp perloo. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1206H] Jannah-Baghdad by the Bay, Kin Khao, El Aguila Mexican Cuisine Stop at a hidden gem and experience flavors from Arabian nights and desert sands at an Iraqi spot called Jannah - Baghdad by the Bay in San Francisco. Next, we stay in the city to taste the fiery Thai home-style cooking at Kin Khao. Finally, it's time to visit a Pleasant Hill strip mall where farm-to-table freshness joins Southern Mexican sauces and stews at El Aguila Mexican Cuisine. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#307H] Pizza Everybody loves grilling, and everybody loves pizza. Today Lidia puts the two together and prepares grilled pizza which anyone can do - rain or shine - as it's done in her kitchen. She makes a simple Margherita style pizza and another version topped with prosciutto. To start, her fresh and crunchy salad is made with cucumbers, string beans and potatoes. For dessert, she prepares juicy peaches and blueberries soaked in prosecco. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#115H] Gingerly Joanne introduces her student Ron to the versatility of the often overlooked gingerroot, greeting him with poached shrimp with a mango dipping sauce made with freshly grated ginger. It is then brought together with mussels steamed with mustard greens, lemon grass, and ginger with grilled bread and ginger aioli. Recipes: Shrimp with Mango Dipping Sauce, Mussels Steamed With Mustard Greens, Lemon Grass and Ginger, and Grilled Bread with Ginger Aioli. Student: Ron Martin, Fire Chief. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#503H] Stews of the Arabian Gulf Follow the flavor as Martha puts her spin on the stews of the Arabian Gulf. Slow-cooked treasures like Arabian Gulf potpie, braised lamb shanks with okra, curried swordfish stew, and red lentil vegetable stew offer nourishing comfort with ease. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#501H] Never Enough Chocolate Attention chocolate lovers! Learn the techniques needed to prepare two standout chocolate desserts: a milk-chocolate pistachio tart and a rich flourless Roberta heart cake. Chocolatier Jacques Torres stops by to share his expert tips. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#403H] Keller Family Treasures, Part 3 It's Alsatian home cooking at its best with a refreshing celery root salad, an Alsatian pork pie and a spectacular Black Forest Cake. Recipes: Celery Root, Apple, and Walnut Salad; La Tourte de la Vallee de Munster (Alsatian Pork Pie); Black Forest Cake. duration 28:38   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1703H] Corpus Christi, Hour Three In Corpus Christi, Texas, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kevin Zavian discuss the somber, yet fascinating, topic of antique mourning jewelry. AR finds art that spans the 20th century in the sparkling city by the sea, including a 1912 portrait by Charles Courtney Curran, a Porfirio Salinas Bluebonnet oil painting and a 1983 Helen Frankenthaler lithograph appraised at $15,000. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Craftsman's Legacy [#105H] The Goldsmith Host Eric Gorges visits goldsmith Susan McDonough, who works in a small studio on her family's farm in the mountains. Eric makes a silver ring using a 3,000-year-old technique. The conversation turns to the paths craftspeople take in their journey. Susan describes working in kitchens and bakeries, as a school-bus driver, EMT, firefighter and librarian, on her long journey to becoming a goldsmith. duration 25:32   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1524H] Build It, Future House, Surge See Tom and Kevin use western red cedar to create a planter box in Build It. Watch home technology expert Ross Trethewey feature a tablet attachment that makes 3D scans of home interiors in Future House. Scott explains the need for surge protection. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    This Old House [#3624H] Detroit | Stain Glass Revival The restored leaded glass bay windows are installed and modern wood-grain tile goes down in the kitchen. Kevin and Roger explore urban farming in Detroit. Roger installs a drywell and Tommy leads the kitchen cabinet installation. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#693H] Kenya's Push for Universal Access to Electricity Today about 25 percent of the Earth's population is not wired for electricity. An estimated 300 million people in India, 600 million people in Africa, and 70 percent of the populations of Burma, Cambodia, Haiti and North Korea are living without electricity. But one country that has made great strides toward universal access to electricity is Kenya. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports on Kenya's plan to narrow the electricity gap and whether that investment will pay off. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Plastic Paradise: A Swingin' Trip Through America's Polynesian Obsession In the 1940s and '50s, the return of American GIs from the Pacific and the runaway success of James Michner's Pulitzer-winning Tales of the South Pacific (adapted into the famous musical) created a craze for all things Polynesian. This 'Tiki' culture - so named after the large, wooden sculptures popular throughout Polynesia - included candy-colored, rum-infused cocktails with names like the Shrunken Skull and the Deep Sea Diver, crazy Hawaiian shirts, exotic instrumental music fused with space-age sounds, and a nonstop party scene inhabited by self-styled nonconformists and swingers.
    Today, the spirit of Tiki endures among a new generation of Polynesian pop adherents, including painter Tiki Tom, musicians King Kukulele and the Haole Cats, cocktail anthropologist Jeff "Beachbum" Berry, and Tiki historian Sven Kirsten. This program explores this fascinating, little known, and surprisingly enduring subculture, culminating with a visit to the annual Hukilau celebration, a gathering of Tiki enthusiasts from around the country held every June at Fort Lauderdale's famed Mai-Kai Restaurant, itself one of the last great holdovers from Tiki's golden age - waterfalls, Polynesian floor show, and all.
    duration 56:26   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1206H] Jannah-Baghdad by the Bay, Kin Khao, El Aguila Mexican Cuisine Stop at a hidden gem and experience flavors from Arabian nights and desert sands at an Iraqi spot called Jannah - Baghdad by the Bay in San Francisco. Next, we stay in the city to taste the fiery Thai home-style cooking at Kin Khao. Finally, it's time to visit a Pleasant Hill strip mall where farm-to-table freshness joins Southern Mexican sauces and stews at El Aguila Mexican Cuisine. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Hollywood Idols [#102H] Cary Grant: The Leading Man With a winning combination of comic style and leading-man charisma, Cary Grant was the essence of a star. But the suave exterior concealed a complex individual. Family photos, archival footage and film clips vividly convey Grant's journey from lonely, working-class beginnings to the peak of Hollywood royalty. This profile includes clips of Grant's first starring role in She Done Him Wrong and the story of his discovery by Mae West. Other film clips include North by Northwest, To Catch a Thief and more. Interviewees include actors Leslie Caron, Deborah Kerr, Eva Marie Saint and Ralph Bellamy; directors Stanley Donen and Richard Brooks; and, producer/director Stanley Kramer. duration 28:02   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Band Wagon [#1091H] (1953) Two playwrights bring a movie dancer (Fred Astaire) to New York for a Broadway show with a ballerina (Cyd Charisse). duration 1:52:17   TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Band Wagon [#1091H] (1953) Two playwrights bring a movie dancer (Fred Astaire) to New York for a Broadway show with a ballerina (Cyd Charisse). duration 1:52:17   TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Revolutionaries [#404H] Creativity, Inc Dive into the successful world of Pixar Animation Studios. Computer History Museum CEO John Hollar moderates a conversation with Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios on how to build a sustained creative culture, nurturing both the technical and artistic "poles of creativity." duration 54:07   STEREO TVG
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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