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KQED 9: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23132H] (original broadcast date: 6/20/17)
    * we begin with a political update. Guest host Jeff Goldberg of the Atlantic is joined by Shannon Pettypiece, White House correspondent for Bloomberg News.
    * We continue with a conversation about foreign policy with Richard Fontaine, president of the Center for a New American Century, Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine, and David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee.
    * Next, Mark Bowden of the Atlantic on his cover story for the magazine, "How to Deal with North Korea."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Articulate with Jim Cotter [#112H] Feminist Fatale Carsie Blanton is using an old school musical form- jazz- to help change the way women are perceived today.
    Matthew Neenan - From a very young age, life has been a dance for choreographer Matthew Neenan.
    Modigliani - Amedeo Modigliani died a broken man. His art, especially sculptures, have endured.
    Luis Cruz Azaceta - Since the 1970s, the paintings and drawings of the Cuban American artist Luis Cruz Azaceta, have reflected on some of society's great modern tragedies.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TV14
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#205H] Bill's Place, Cafe Rouge, Le Colonial Burgers and chandeliers make an unusual combination at our first stop; while the chandeliers at the next, with its French inspired menu, are more contemporary. Then the Asian flavors of Vietnam combine with a trendy, bar scene for an elegant dining experience. duration 26:57   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Story of China [#101H] Ancestors/Silk Roads and China Ships Explore China's early history with host Michael Wood as he joins a million people at a festival devoted to ancient gods, hear the tale of China's bloodthirsty First Emperor and travel the Silk Road to discover the brilliant Tang dynasty. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline [#3410H] The Secret History of ISIS The inside story of the creation of ISIS, and how the US missed the many warning signs. The film uncovers the terror group's earliest plans, the Islamic radicals who became its leaders, and the American failures to stop ISIS's brutal rise. duration 56:46   STEREO TVM
  • 5:00 am
    Alfredo's Fire On January 13, 1998 Alfredo Ormando, an unknown gay writer from Sicily, shocked the world by lighting himself on fire in St. Peter's Square, the only time such a protest had taken place on Vatican soil. Despite the attempt by some in the gay community to frame the event as the spark of the "Italian Stonewall," Alfredo's gesture faded into obscurity. This documentary chronicles one man's descent into darkness as he struggles to reconcile his faith and sexuality. Looking at fire as a potent but contradictory symbol of liberation, annihilation, and communion, it tells a universal story of human longing, frailty and the dire consequences of living a lie. duration 39:02   STEREO
  • 5:40 am
    Decoding Alan Turing A brilliant Cambridge Mathematician whose work "On Computable Numbers" forms the basis of todays programable computers, perhaps effecting modern society more than any other individual to date. Turing was drafted into service during WWII to work at Bletchley Park and helped crack the Nazi Engima Code and turn the tide of WWII for the Allies. A hero many times over, he was later persecuted by the same country he fought to protect for being a homosexual. Later in life, Turing dyed mysteriously after taking a bite out of an apple laced with cyanide. Poisoned, suicide or just a tragic accident ending the life of a true genius much too soon? duration 16:17  
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1301H] Slowly Wins The Race Slow Stephen / Two Wheels Good Slow Stephen Stephen is the oldest engine on the Island of Sodor. People love to see him, so sometimes he makes special journeys around the island. Although he's still called "The Rocket," he's much slower than the other engines, who sometimes have to slow down for him. This makes Gordon particularly grumpy. But because Stephen travels so slowly, he notices that the suspension bridge is damaged and alerts the other engines in time to avoid a disaster! Learning Goals: appreciating differences, being patient, paying attention to details, making meaningful contributions Two Wheels Good Bertie, Thomas, and Spencer get into a debate about how many wheels are best. Bertie has four wheels, Thomas has six, and Spencer is very proud of his twelve. But when Spencer breaks down while taking the Duke and Duchess to an important event at Callan Castle, Thomas must transport them instead. Thomas finds the track blocked, so Bertie takes over, but then gets a flat tire! Mr. Percival arrives on his bicycle, but the Duke and Duchess can't both ride to Castle on the bike! Luckily, Mr. Percival summons Harold, who transports them to the Castle via helicopter just in time! Learning Goals: valuing the contributions of others, teamwork, flexible thinking, problem-solving. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#113H] Maps/Termite Towers * Maps - Nick and Sally are pretending to be pirates. The Cat takes them on a real pirate adventure by following a treasure map! They use landmarks to find their way to a real pirate treasure: parchment paper and ink pens to make their own pirate maps!
    * Termite Towers - Sally and Nick just can't seem to keep their block tower from toppling over. The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet some expert tower builders: the termites! After shrinking down to bug-size, they learn from Terry termite how to build a tower that won't wiggle and wobble. With some engineering tips from a termite, Sally and Nick can build their block tower higher than before!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#127] Space Junk/Scientific Sean "Space Junk" - After learning about space junk, the kids are determined to help do their part to clean up their "space neighborhood." They meet up with Uncle Zucchini, a long-time galaxy garbage man! Using Bortronian technology, they start a cleanup. During the course of the day, our kids learn that recycling is necessary both on Earth and in space! Curriculum: The outer space region around Earth swarms with millions of pieces of man-made space junk that create potential hazards. Objects as small as 4 inches can be seen by radar or optical telescopes on Earth. Cleaning the debris is a challenge. Trips to larger objects could remove them from orbit, but that's expensive. Another proposal is using lasers to provide a path-changing push that wouldn't damage the object. "Scientific Sean" - Jet is fascinated by Earth paper airplanes when he watches Sean casually fold one. Jet suggests that the kids challenge each other to build the plane that will fly the farthest, and still carry the payload of a message. Sean wants to use the Scientific Method to solve the distance/size issues. CURRICULUM: The Scientific Method is a simple set of rules that scientists use the world over, to make sure that they are doing their experiments correctly and in a way that they can repeat. But great science comes from both the application of this simple set of rules AND from imagination and inspiration. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#419H] Animals Who Live to Be 100 Years Old The Wild Kratts crew lament the extinction of different animals in recent history and how they'll never ever be able to see them. Aviva decides that it's finally time to unveil her most secret invention yet - the Time Trampoline! Using the trampoline, the Wild Kratts jump back in time to meet the extinct Dodo Bird of Mauritius. But once there, they run into Gourmand's ancestor, who decides Dodos are definitely on the menu! It's Wild Kratts to the rescue! Science Concept: Extinction - different types of animals can go extinct and disappear from the planet in a number of ways - habitat loss, overhunting, etc. Once an animal goes extinct, it is lost forever. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion A day for celebrating Hal and his favorite chew toy Mr. Chewinsky's 3-year anniversary as dog and toy has gone from joyous fun to total sadness as Nature Cat has made a terrible mistake! Nature Cat accidentally dropped Mr. Chewinsky down the storm drain, and now he is floating on the storm water, working his way through the drain system to the river and out to the ocean! Oh no!
    As the gang goes to find and save Mr. Chewinsky, they learn how all waterways are connected, and also meet up with a new special friend named Nature Dog, who helps them navigate the oceans. Will they find Mr. Chewinsky? Will Hal be able to celebrate his anniversary!? And who is Nature Dog?!
    duration 58:55   STEREO TVY
  • 9:00 am
    Curious George [#906H] Curious Georges Amazon Adventure/Monkey Senses * To raise awareness for the rainforest, Professor Wiseman enlists George and the Man with the Yellow Hat to help make a movie about the different plants, animals, and insects that call it home. But when a frisky tamarin monkey runs off with their camera, the chase is on! Will George's jungle instincts lead him to the camera or is the movie over before the big premiere?
    * When George, Gnocchi, Hundley and Bill get stuck in the back of a delivery truck and end up lost, what's the one thing they have in common? Their senses! George's eyes, Gnocchi's nose, and Hundley's ears provide the memory clues they need to figure out the way back. And with the help of Steve's brain, home is just hop, skip and boat ride away!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#205H] Daniel Fixes Trolley/Problem Solver Daniel * Daniel Fixes Trolley - Daniel accidentally breaks a wheel off Trolley while playing. When Mom is too busy to help Daniel put the wheel back on, she urges him to try to figure it out on his own and explains that fixing it on his own will make him feel good about himself.
    * Problem Solver Daniel - Daniel is playing with Miss Elaina and they accidentally break one of the toys. They call Teacher Harriet over to help fix the problem but she tells them to work out a solution without her. They do, and feel proud that they can figure things out all by themselves. Strategy: Try to solve the problem yourself and you'll feel proud.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#206H] Daniel's Friends Say No/Prince Wednesday Doesn't Want to Play * Daniel's Friends Say No - When Daniel gets to school, he approaches Miss Elaina to play with her but is frustrated when he finds that she would rather read alone. Daniel learns that sometimes his friends might not want to play with him and that's OK because he can find fun things to do on his own.
    * Prince Wednesday Doesn't Want to Play - When Daniel gets to the park, Prince Tuesday and Prince Wednesday are playing together. Daniel wants to join in but is upset because Prince Wednesday only wants to play with his brother. Soon O arrives and they both figure out that they can play together since Wednesday and Tuesday are having "brother time." Strategy: When a friend doesn't want to play with you,you can find something else to do.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#105] Tooth Treasure/Race Around The Reef The kids find a tooth lying in the sand outside the reef, and they are determined to return it to the owner, even when they find out it's a shark! / Splash and his friends have a race around the reef, and Splash wins by riding the currents instead of swimming. Bubbles and Dunk then want to know all about the currents so they too can race faster. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#124] Bubbles' Little Friend/Mrs. Tidy Bubbles learns that every drop of ocean water is full of life, and decides to take in a nanoplankton friend who is invisible to everyone, including her. / Tidy meticulously cleans up the kelp forest in anticipation of the arrival of his new partner, a female garibaldi fish named Neat. Splash and his friends, however, get Mrs. Tidy mixed up with another fish, who's not an easy fit in the kelp forest. When the real Mrs. Tidy (Neat) arrives, she is very impressed with Tidy's clean algae bed, and appreciates the kelp forest. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4634H] School for Chickens Elmo helps Professor Buck Awe, played by Saturday Night Live's Taran Killam, teach a class of chickens using strategies he learned in preschool. Also featuring Murray has a little lamb, and Elmo's World. Brought to you by the letter S and the number 14. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4605H] Funny Farm Elmo, Abby, and Alan help Grover think like a farm animal so he can throw the perfect party for farm animals. Also featuring Super Grover 2.0 (S.T.E.M), and Elmo's world-farm. Brought to you by the letter F and the number 3. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Super Why! [#154Z] The Swiss Family Robinson Little Boy Blue is stuck on a little island in Storybrook Pond and can't get back to shore. Super Why and his friends head into the story of The Swiss Family Robinson to meet a family who is just as stranded as Little Boy Blue. They'll need to use what's around them to survive in this do-it-yourself island adventure!
    Educational Objectives: To learn to think creatively in tricky situations. Preschoolers will catch the alphabet using Alpha Pig's Alphabet Net, rhyme with ING words, and use the power to read to change the story.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Peg + Cat [#131H] The Wonderland Problem/The Bat Mitzvah Problem The Wonderland Problem - Wonderland. Landing in Wonderland, Peg and Cat eat berries to grow bigger or smaller, in their quest to get back Peg's stick from the Queen of Hearts.
    The Bat Mitzvah Problem - Peg's Pizza Place. Peg and Cat help Tessa's Bat Mitzvah run smoothly by keeping an eye on Uncle Phil, who thinks he can do ten more of everything than he actually can.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#130] Long Claws/Tank's Sleep Over Long Claws - Buddy, Tiny, Don and Mrs. Pteranodon head to the thicket to ask a Therizinosaurus family about their colossal claws. Mr. and Mrs. T strike a pose to demonstrate how they use their claws for self-defense, while their daughter, Teri, shows the kids her favorite practice spot. Tank's Sleep Over - When Tank spends the night at Pteranodon Terrace, the last thing he wants to do is sleep. But as the night wears on, Don, Tiny and Shiny start to nod off, and Buddy tries to stay awake with Tank. Then Buddy realizes that Tank is worried about sleeping in a strange place, so Buddy and Mom help Tank feel at home so he can finally get to sleep. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#127] Space Junk/Scientific Sean "Space Junk" - After learning about space junk, the kids are determined to help do their part to clean up their "space neighborhood." They meet up with Uncle Zucchini, a long-time galaxy garbage man! Using Bortronian technology, they start a cleanup. During the course of the day, our kids learn that recycling is necessary both on Earth and in space! Curriculum: The outer space region around Earth swarms with millions of pieces of man-made space junk that create potential hazards. Objects as small as 4 inches can be seen by radar or optical telescopes on Earth. Cleaning the debris is a challenge. Trips to larger objects could remove them from orbit, but that's expensive. Another proposal is using lasers to provide a path-changing push that wouldn't damage the object. "Scientific Sean" - Jet is fascinated by Earth paper airplanes when he watches Sean casually fold one. Jet suggests that the kids challenge each other to build the plane that will fly the farthest, and still carry the payload of a message. Sean wants to use the Scientific Method to solve the distance/size issues. CURRICULUM: The Scientific Method is a simple set of rules that scientists use the world over, to make sure that they are doing their experiments correctly and in a way that they can repeat. But great science comes from both the application of this simple set of rules AND from imagination and inspiration. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17172H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11854] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23132H] (original broadcast date: 6/20/17)
    * we begin with a political update. Guest host Jeff Goldberg of the Atlantic is joined by Shannon Pettypiece, White House correspondent for Bloomberg News.
    * We continue with a conversation about foreign policy with Richard Fontaine, president of the Center for a New American Century, Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine, and David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee.
    * Next, Mark Bowden of the Atlantic on his cover story for the magazine, "How to Deal with North Korea."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36123] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17172H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11854] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    One Day in the American City [#103H] The Hope for Our Cities Learn about future solutions for American cities, as told by thousands of filmmakers in a single day. Environmental restoration, urban farming, criminal rehabilitation, transportation and new technology are just some of the topics explored. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#407H] The Old Clam House, Gialina, Mustards Grill A turn of the century building has housed The Old Clam House for over 100 years and its still serving some of the same fare. In contrast, Gialina has only been around for three years and delivers a contemporary menu. American food traditions continue at Mustards Grill, which celebrated its 25th birthday in 2008. duration 26:03   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Big Pacific [#101H] Mysterious Over five cinematic episodes, "Big Pacific" breaks the boundaries between land and sea, moving throughout the Pacific Ocean to present a broad range of locations, species, natural phenomena and behaviors. It presents the ocean and its denizens in ways never before seen on TV, exploring the monstrous to the minute; the alien to the intimate. Man has explored land, the ocean's surface and large parts of the solar system, and in the 21st century we are just beginning to explore the depths of the Pacific Ocean. We yearn to unravel the mysterious Pacific, but she does not give up her secrets willingly. Surrounded by the Ring of Fire, the Pacific Ocean is the epicenter of natural mayhem. In the violent Pacific creatures must choose whether to avoid conflict or rise to meet it.
    There is plenty of food in the Pacific Ocean, but it is the challenge of finding that food that drives all life in the Pacific. In the voracious Pacific every mouthful counts. In the passionate Pacific, the quest to multiply has spawned a stunning array of unusual behaviors and adaptations. There are forest penguins with a tenuous marriage, the secret rendezvous of great white sharks, and the tale of male pregnancy.
    duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Great Yellowstone Thaw [#101H] A Yellowstone winter is a brutal one. With temperatures that plunge down to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit the wildlife has to find strategies to survive. Some animals leave, some hide and some tough it out. Grizzlies hunker down and hibernate, but this winter the temperatures have been erratic and some bears are emerging early. Finding food is a huge challenge, but our camera crews follow one male who's lucky enough to hit the jackpot and find a bison that's been released from its icy tomb down in the valley. But he has to hang onto it while the scavengers hassle him. Great Gray owls suffer as their prey hides under an icy layer of snow that proves almost impossible to break through. Will this lack of food affect their mating and ability to raise a family in the Spring? Cameraman Jeff Hogan is following them to find out. And top wolf biologist Doug Smith explains why he's concerned about the number one predator. With a winter that's had less snow than usual it's favored the prey and the wolves are starving hungry. Host Kirk Johnson who's the Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, visits this unique wilderness to unravel the story of this particular winter in Yellowstone. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Big Blue Live [#101H] This event is anchored by 4 on-air correspondents from a reporting hub at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and from aboard NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries' research vessels. The on-air correspondents include Dr. M Sanjayan, the host of the PBS series Earth A New Wild, and senior scientist at Conservation International; Liz Bonnin, a science broadcast journalist based in the UK; Dr. Joy Reidenberg, host of the PBS series Sex in the Wild, and a comparative anatomist with expertise in marine mammals; and Steve Backshall, award-winning naturalist, writer and BBC TV anchor. Leading scientists and other experts provide additional insights on different aspects of marine life and ecology. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Denial: The Dad That Wanted to Save The World Denial falls squarely into a long tradition of documentaries that start by examining one subject before an unexpected twist complicates and enriches the initial investigation. Starting out as an important exploration of energy use and abuse, the film soon takes a sharp turn into the politics of gender identity. The energy debate and transgender issues, two thorny topics that at first glance seem miles apart, are ultimately united by the struggles of one man trying to confront issues that most people would prefer to ignore. duration 54:40   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23133] (original air date: 6/21/2017)
    * Tonight on the program, we begin with a political update following Democrat Jon Ossoff's defeat to Republican Karen Handel is yesterday's special election runoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. Charlie is joined by Al Hunt of Bloomberg View and Philip Rucker of the Washington Post.
    * We continue with a turn toward North Korea at a time escalating tension in U.S.-North Korea relations, Charlie is joined by Christopher Hill, a former ambassador to South Korea, and David Sanger, national security correspondent for the NY Times.
    * Next, a look at the new film "Beatrice at Dinner," with stars Salma Hayek and John Lithgow.< BR>* We conclude with a conversation and performance from Dan Auerbach, the Grammy Award-winning musician best known as one half of The Black Keys. His new soio album is called "Waiting on a Song."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/5/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

    • KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

    • 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!

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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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XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
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Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
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