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KQED 9: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23137H] (original broadcast date: 6/27/17)
    * we begin with an update on the Senate's proposed health care bill with Ezra Klein, the editor in chief of Vox, and Andy Slavitt, former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
    * We conclude with Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, and Ai Weiwei for a discussion of their latest collaboration, Hansel & Gretel. The installation at Park Avenue Armory in New York explores the issue of surveillance and public space.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Maria Hinojosa: One-On-One [#423Z] Jarrett Barrios Since 2009 Jarrett Barrios has been the president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), which works to promote and ensure fair, accurate and inclusive representation of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in the media. Barrios joined GLAAD after serving nine years in the Massachusetts legislature where he was the first Latino and first openly gay man elected to the state Senate. Jarrett Barrios talks with Maria Hinojosa about the importance of coming out, his personal experience as a married man with two teens, and reaching full equality in America. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#207H] Shalizaar, South Park Cafe, Forbes Island Large portions of genuine Persian food make this family restaurant a relaxed place to visit. The same can be said for the next location, off a park, in the middle of the city, but here the food is traditional French. While, it takes a boat ride to get to our last, a California inspired dining establishment. duration 26:50   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Story of China [#102H] Golden Age/The Ming See the stunning achievements of two of China's most brilliant dynasties: the Song, creators of a Chinese Renaissance, and the Ming, builders of the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. duration 1:52:06   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline [#3403H] Supplements and Safety Follow an investigation of the hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements, a multibillion-dollar industry with only limited FDA oversight. Explore the risks of taking mega-doses of vitamins and examine how they are marketed and regulated. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 am
    History Detectives [#1001H] Rock Music Elyse Luray and Wes Cowan investigate whether they have found rock's Holy Grail, the long-lost electric Fender Stratocaster Bob Dylan plugged in at the '65 Newport Folk Festival, changing rock 'n' roll forever. Tukufu Zuberi tracks down some autographs allegedly signed for two brothers in Miami Beach during the Beatles' legendary 1964 "British Invasion" tour of the United States. Finally, Gwendolyn Wright investigates a $5 thrift store find and unearths a little-known artistic side of musical iconoclast Frank Zappa. duration 53:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1302H] Competing Engines Reds vs Blues / Best Engine Ever Reds vs Blues On game days, Thomas is very popular because the Sodor soccer team wears blue uniforms. One day a mainland team comes to the island wearing red, and they cheer James because he is red too. The two engines compete with each other over who can bring the fans to the game faster. James is in such a hurry to beat Thomas, he doesn't wait to pick up the last load of passengers-the soccer team! Thomas, in his rush to beat James, steams right by Sir Topham Hatt, who is supposed to referee the game. Percy saves the day by transporting the team and Sir Topham Hatt to the game, and Thomas and James learn a valuable lesson about teamwork and good sportsmanship! Learning Goals: teamwork, good sportsmanship, learning from mistakes, responsibility, honesty Best Engine Ever When Emily breaks down and disrupts a race between Connor and Caitlin, Caitlin shunts Emily to the Steamworks, causing Emily to travel faster than ever before. Emily is in awe of Caitlin and becomes disheartened at her own abilities. The other engines try to cheer her up, reminding her that she too is a special engine and with unique talents. When Caitlin's brakes fail, Emily races to save her from an accident, proving to herself that she too is a Really Useful Engine. Learning Goals: Self-confidence, friendship, helping others, appreciating differences, compassion. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#123H] Surprise Surprise/A Howling Good Time * Surprise Surprise - Try as they might, Nick and Sally just can't learn to do a somersault. Luckily Cat's friend Luis the Armadillo is the king of the roly polys! But when they find Luis, they learn that he only rolls when he gets surprised. They take turns trying to surprise him, and when they finally do, they're the ones surprised when they learn that not only can Luis roll, but he can even run underwater! Back at home, they follow Luis' advice and are now able to somersault!
    * A Howling Good Time - Nick and Sally are pretending to be lost adventurers when Sally wonders what to do if you really do get lost. The Cat in the Hat knows a wolf pup who knows all about getting lost and found! In the Hooty Howly Woods Grayson shows them how wolves howl to communicate and to find each other. Now Sally and Nick know one thing to do if they get lost - howl for mom!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#104H] Just The Right Distance from the Sun/Solar Power Rover "Just the Right Distance From the Sun" - Sean explains to the others that Earth is a "Goldilocks" planet because it's not too hot and not too cold. When Celery takes the kids to space, they observe how the other planets don't have the right attributes to support life, but Earth is "just right"! Curriculum: All life on Earth comes from the energy of the Sun. The Earth happens to be located just the right distance from the Sun: not too far away, and not too close. This makes the Earth what we call a "Goldilocks planet": not too hot, not too cold.
    "Solar Power Rover" - Jet, Sean, and Sydney visit their Mars Robot Rover friend at the DSA, and discover that the rover seems tired. Through helping the solar powered robot regain its energy, they learn how energy can be captured, used from the Sun, and used anywhere - even on Mars. Curriculum: The Sun creates solar power that is used for energy. Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly or indirectly.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#214H] Aqua Frog While the Wild Kratts explore the life cycle of the Bull Frog, they uncover a plot by Zach Varmitech to destroy the frogs' habitat. With the help of some Wild Kratts kids, the team moves quickly to stop Zach. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#140H] Ocean Commotion - Part 2 A day for celebrating Hal and his favorite chew toy Mr. Chewinsky's three-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 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#209] Monkey Stagehand/Magic Garden * Monkey Stagehand: Bill needs some help behind the scenes of the town talent show and George happily volunteers. So Bill shows George the ropes, literally, and the two friends practice working the pulleys that control the curtains and scenery, and the levers for the stage trapdoors. After a few mishaps in rehearsal George takes extra care and practice in preparing for the show, and on the big night everything goes smoothly - until Bill falls through a trap door and ends up beneath the stage, leaving George alone! But knowing that the show must go on, George gathers up his courage, ingenuity - and all his hands and feet! - to prove that he's an outstanding stagehand after all. Educational Objective: To demonstrate that systems have parts or components that work together to accomplish a goal. * Magic Garden: Chef Pisghetti is running low on fresh vegetables and George tries to help by weeding the Chef's rooftop garden. George doesn't know greenery, however, and ends up pulling out all of the vegetables right along with the weeds! Now the Chef must replant everything and wait for the vegetables to grow. But George doesn't want Chef Pisghetti to have to close the restaurant, so he replaces the seeds with vegetables from his refrigerator at home. Will the Chef discover that what made his garden grow overnight wasn't in fact magic fertilizer - but a hairy elf? Educational Objective: To understand that the vegetables we eat are parts of plants and that plants may be cultivated for this purpose. To understand that plants are living things, and as such have survival needs like water, nutrients, and sun in order to grow and reproduce. To identify seeds as one way in which plants reproduce, that seed-bearing plants produce their own seeds, and to discover that the seeds from a plant will always grow into adult plants resembling the parent. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Curious George [#210] Curious George, Plumber's Helper/Curious George Takes a Hike * Curious George, Plumber's Helper: George is bored with all of his bath toys so he brings some new ones into the tub with him. What he doesn't realize is that not all toys float, and when he drains the water some of them spiral down the drain and cause a clog. So it's Mr. Auger, Plumber Extraordinaire, to the rescue! George loves to watch Mr. Auger work, and for being an adoring fan, George gets a few plumbing lessons from the professional. The next time the drain is clogged, George thinks he can fix the problem by himself - only he forgets to tighten the pipes and soon water is overflowing all over the apartment building! * Curious George Takes a Hike: Bill and the Man with the Yellow Hat are excited for their big hike. Bill is looking forward to collecting leaves and the Man wants to do nature drawings for his art class. George doesn't find any of these activities to be very exciting and longs to see some real action - which he gets when Bill and the Man fall off a small cliff, get stuck on a ledge, and need George to go find help. George needs to use the Man's numbered drawings of the landmarks they passed along the way, to try and find his way back to the Ranger Station for help. But will he be able to find the Man's beloved Yellow Hat which blew away? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#218H] Daniel Feels Two Feelings/The Neighborhood Carnival * Daniel Feels Two Feelings - Up, up and away! Daniel, Katerina, and O are excited to fly a kite, but get frustrated when they can't keep the kite in the air. They find out that it's ok to feel two feelings at the same time.
    * The Neighborhood Carnival - The Neighborhood Carnival is in town, and Daniel can't stop thinking about riding the Ferris wheel for the very first time. But when he gets to the carnival, he feels both excited and scared. Will Daniel ride the Ferris wheel, or wait until next year? Strategy: Sometimes you feel two feelings at the same time... and that's okay.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#210H] A Storm in the Neighborhood/After The Neighborhood Storm * The Neighborhood Storm - There's a big storm coming to the Neighborhood. Daniel and his friends are a little frightened at first, but the grown up's have a plan to keep everyone safe.
    * After the Neighborhood Storm - The big storm that came through the Neighborhood has passed. But now everything looks different, with leaves all over, trees knocked down and window shutters fallen - it's a scary thing for Daniel and his friends to see. But they are comforted to know that everyone is safe and there are helpers everywhere, coming together to fix the Neighborhood. Strategy: Take a grown-up's hand, follow the plan, and you'll be safe.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#112H] Guess Who?/Sleepless Sleepover Splash, Dunk and Bubbles try to help a fish that they've never seen before find out who it is and where its home is. / When Splash joins Bubbles, Dunk, and Ripple for a sleepover in the Sandy Bed, they discover that Splash doesn't sleep much; after unsuccessfully trying to help him, they learn that "schooling fish" don't need as much sleep. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#113H] The Kelp Needs Help/Mountain of Fire After putting some Asterina starfish in the Kelp Forest where they don't belong, Splash, Ripple, and Tidy must get rid of them before the starfish eat all of the kelp. / Dunk, Bubbles, and Ripple don't believe Splash when he tells them about a mountain that spits out fire that can be found in the water really far down in the deep. To solve this mystery, the kids find Lu, who takes them into the deep to find a submarine volcano. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4617H] Camping Show Elmo and Chris go camping in the woods near Sesame Street to relax and meet some new friends. Also featuring Murray had a little lamb, and Elmo's World-plants. Brought to you by the letter N and the number 16. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4622H] Chicken Thunderstorms Elmo, Abby, Chris and Leela help to teach some chickens not to be afraid of thunderstorms. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Smart Cookies, and Elmo's World-weather. Brought to you by the letter W and the number 4, duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Super Why! [#156Z] Alice In Wonderland Oh dear! Princess Pea is so busy playing, she's late to Sleeping Beauty's birthday party and misses all the fun! The reading heroes tumble down the rabbit hole in a madcap adventure to catch up with a famous white rabbit who is also tardy! Super Why and his friends must get through the topsy-turvy house and past the Queen of Hearts herself to find out if the white rabbit makes it to the tea party on time! Educational Objectives: To learn a helpful tool for being on time. Fun interactive games help preschoolers match letters of the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Peg + Cat [#133H] The Bermuda Triangle Problem/The Breeze in the Branches The Bermuda Triangle Problem - Bermuda. While on their beach vacation, Peg, Cat and the Pig tumble through a portal to a bizarre triangular universe
    The Breeze in the Branches - Idyllic glade. The Toad brings Peg and Cat to the forest where he grew up and introduces him to his old friends, and his old patterns.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#135H] The Good Mom/Hornucopia * The Good Mom - "Mom's" the word when Mrs. Pteranodon meets fellow mom Millie Maiasaura, who is a little too over-protective of her kids. The two moms compare mothering methods in a play date at the Big Pond.
    * Hornucopia! - At the Big Pond, Tank introduces the Pteranodon family to his friend, Stacie Styracosaurus, a fellow Ceratopsian with a crown of elaborate horns on her head. Everyone attends Stacie's "Hornucopia" celebration, where she reveals her new big horns and then performs a moonlit shadow show with her Styracosaurus family.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#104H] Just The Right Distance from the Sun/Solar Power Rover "Just the Right Distance From the Sun" - Sean explains to the others that Earth is a "Goldilocks" planet because it's not too hot and not too cold. When Celery takes the kids to space, they observe how the other planets don't have the right attributes to support life, but Earth is "just right"! Curriculum: All life on Earth comes from the energy of the Sun. The Earth happens to be located just the right distance from the Sun: not too far away, and not too close. This makes the Earth what we call a "Goldilocks planet": not too hot, not too cold.
    "Solar Power Rover" - Jet, Sean, and Sydney visit their Mars Robot Rover friend at the DSA, and discover that the rover seems tired. Through helping the solar powered robot regain its energy, they learn how energy can be captured, used from the Sun, and used anywhere - even on Mars. Curriculum: The Sun creates solar power that is used for energy. Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly or indirectly.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17179H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11859] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23137H] (original broadcast date: 6/27/17)
    * we begin with an update on the Senate's proposed health care bill with Ezra Klein, the editor in chief of Vox, and Andy Slavitt, former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
    * We conclude with Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, and Ai Weiwei for a discussion of their latest collaboration, Hansel & Gretel. The installation at Park Avenue Armory in New York explores the issue of surveillance and public space.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36128] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, bank stocks lead the market higher. Is now the time to buy the sector for the long term? Plus, ETFs are becoming more popular and that could be a big reason for the recent rally. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17179H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11859] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    The Committee This program chronicles the actions of the little-known Florida Legislative Investigation Committee (also known as the Johns Committee) that existed between 1956-1965.
    The committee was formed in 1956 in response to the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision and amidst wide-spread anti-Communist fears in the country. Its initial targets were civil rights activists and members of the NAACP who were pushing for desegregation in Florida. In 1961, Florida Senator and Committee Chairman Charley Johns shifted the focus from civil rights activists to Communist sympathizers and homosexual teachers and students at state universities. During its existence, the Committee was successful in firing or expelling more than 200 suspected gay and lesbian students and teachers throughout Florida.
    Through archival footage and photos, and interviews with former students Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell and Chuck Woods, and retired police officer John Tileston, Jr., the documentary highlights the scare tactics used by the Johns Committee in its attempt to root out homosexuality and Communism on state campuses. Chuck Woods - who had been interrogated by John Tileston, Jr. as a student at the time - reunites with him publicly for the first time in 50 years to discuss what happened during that dark period in the state's history.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:28 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#408H] Hayes Street Grill, Mama's On Washington Square, First, we take a stop at Hayes Street Grill, a local institution that stands on its reputation for the best and freshest fish around. Then, we cozy up to a little family-run spot called Mama's on Washington Square where they serve up a menu with fresh waffles and pancakes for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Sahn Maru Korean BBQ offers more than just barbecue. Its traditional Korean fare comes with warm, family-friendly service and plenty of tasty banchan (small side dishes). duration 26:22   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Big Pacific [#102H] Violent (see description in part 1) duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG-V
  • 9:00 pm
    Great Yellowstone Thaw [#102H] Our cameras continue to follow the wildlife dramas in Yellowstone, and Spring brings many new challenges. While the brutal cold temperatures and deep snow of winter have gone, the weather is still erratic and there's the impending danger of the Thaw. When temperatures are high enough to melt the snowpack, millions of tonnes of water will cascade down the mountain, bulldozing everything in its path. Wildlife cameraman Jeff Hogan discovers a nest of Great Gray owls. There are three chicks, but one is a runt, significantly smaller than its siblings and at risk of starvation. And when the worst storms for years hit the Beartooth Mountains, Jeff wonders whether it can hang on. Down on the Snake River the family of beavers is busy making the most of the Spring vegetation. Infra red cameras give Jeff and host Kirk Johnson a secret view of life inside the lodge, as the beavers squabble over food. Kirk also dons a dry suit to head underwater to admire the engineering skills of these rodents. Massive boulders and branches are there to strengthen their dams, but will they be enough to withstand the Thaw. When the torrent of water begins to hit, Kirk joins a hydrologist to help measure the water flow in the rivers and work out how this year's weather has affected the Thaw. And bear expert Casey Anderson follows a mother grizzly and her cubs - and explains that the biggest dangers come not from other predators, but surprisingly from their own kind. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Big Blue Live [#102H] (see description in part 1) duration 56:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    9 Months That Made You [#101H] The First 8 Weeks Follow the story of how, from a fertilized egg, you took on human form in the womb. Chart the metamorphosis from the lizard-like, mouse-like and monkey-like forms you once took on until the moment around 12 weeks when you became unmistakably human. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-D
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23138H] (original air date 6/28/2017)
    *We begin with Bill Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former deputy secretary of state.
    *We conclude with tennis icon John McEnroe, here to discuss his career and new memoir, "You Cannot Be Serious."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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      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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      (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 […]

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