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KQED 9: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Frontline [#3413H] A Subprime Education Examine reports of predatory behavior and fraud in the troubled for-profit college industry and the implosion of Corinthian Colleges; also "Omarina's Story," how a program to stem the high school drop-out crisis has affected one girl's journey. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Great Performances [#4110B] The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live duration 1:56:52   STEREO
  • 3:00 am
    Vietnam War [#110(] The Weight of Memory duration 1:56:46   SRND51 TVM (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Mindfulness Goes Mainstream Explore the transformative power of mindfulness meditation-now embraced by millions of ordinary people-through expert opinions and interviews including singer Jewel, clothing designer Eileen Fisher and UMASS Center for Meditation's Jon Kabat-Zinn. duration 58:12   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#805H] Fun in the Snow Let it Snow - Gordon and Thomas go to Misty Island to collect logs for Farmer McColl's animal shelter. The Logging Locos tell them that there is no snow on Misty Island because they haven't chuffed The Misty Island Snow Song. They need to puff to the top of a hill and stay still, then go to the sea and wait patiently - then snow will appear! Gordon doesn't believe that snow will appear but Thomas begins to race to the top of the hill and to the sea as the snow song says. THOMAS doesn't take care of his job to take the logs to Farmer McColl's and the snow doesn't appear. When Thomas is really useful and gathers all the logs for Farmer McColl, the snow starts to fall. Gordon and Thomas sing the snow song together and happily head back to help Farmer McColl. Percy the Snowman - Thomas is asked to take Sir Topham Hatt to switch on the Christmas tree lights in the Town Square. Thomas is excited to see Percy, but Percy is feeling sad because he doesn't have a special so Thomas asks Percy to go with him to collect Sir Topham Hatt. Thomas asks Percy to wait in a siding while he rushes to get his jobs finished. Thomas races so fast that he doesn't realize he covers Percy with snow every time he rushes past. Percy is so covered in snow that Thomas can't find him. Thomas finds Percy under the snow but Percy's firebox has gone out. Now Percy won't be able to go to see the Christmas lights and he is sad. Thomas has an idea and takes all of the children and Sir Topham Hatt to see Percy who looks like a very special snow engine! 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! [#135H] Space Race/Jet's Time Machine Jet, Sydney, Sean, and Sunspot join Celery as she competes against her brother, Uncle Zucchini, in an "Earthie-style race with a winner"! The race is tight until Celery uses the kids' proposed secret "strategy" - a "gravity assist" off of Jupiter, to increase their saucer speed, and win! / Jet uses his Bortronian skills to test his first experimental Time Machine so he and his Earthie friends can go back to an exact time - 3 minutes earlier - in order to see a spectacular moment in a meteor shower that they missed. A mistake happens the first time, so he keeps trying to go back in time to fix the first mistake, but more mistakes keep happening and snowball into hilarity. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#221H] Rattlesnake Crystal After the Tortuga crash lands in the Sonoran Desert, Koki discovers that the Tellurium crystals have run out of power and they need a new supply. Martin and Chris volunteer to go out in the desert to find this important source of energy and discover more than they were expecting! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#134H] Flight of the Firefly/Thunderstruck The Flight of The Firefly - While looking for fireflies in the backyard, Hal catches one so the gang can look closely at it and watch it glow. Hal names the firefly George and promises to watch it and hug it and then set it free which he does, but for some reason George doesn't want to fly away and hangs around Hal. George seems to have something on his mind. Since no one can communicate with a firefly, they call in Houston. With the help of his firefly communicator, they find out that George is lost and needs help finding the Firefly Fiesta! Thunderstruck - It's Nature Scrapbook Day today! Nature Cat and his pals are out in nature, taking photos, drawing pictures and collecting various aspects of nature to put in their nature scrapbook. Suddenly, a thunderstorm causes the gang to seek shelter in Hal's doghouse. As Nature Cat and his friends learn thunderstorms are nothing to be scared of, they also are able to see the beauty of thunderstorms, which become the last entry in their scrapbook. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 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
  • 9:00 am
    Curious George [#312] Relax!/The Box and the Hound * Relax! - George and the Man with the Yellow Hat decide that Professor Wiseman needs a break. She's up to her ears with work! And what better way to relax than a stress-free picnic in the park? But with a stuck pickle jar, a tangled hammock, and a duck floating away with the Man's beloved hat, the Man is at his wits end, but could a day of creative problem solving be exactly what the monkey ordered for Professor Wiseman?
    * The Box and The Hound - George happily agrees to watch Charkie while Aunt Margaret visits the museum, but dog sitting turns out to be much more exhausting than George imagined. Charkie will do anything to get what's inside of Aunt Margaret's parcel package and George promised he'd keep it safe! After twisting, turning, flipping, and rotating the box, George is able to get it out of sight, but Charkie's keen sense of smell makes it impossible to stay hidden for long. Armed with dog toys and a leash, can George figure out how to distract Charkie's super sense long enough to get the box back to Aunt Margaret's house unharmed?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#317H] Daniel Loves Tigey/Daniel Needs Tigey at School Daniel Loves Tigey - Daniel gets upset when Margaret spills juice on his favorite stuffed animal, Tigey. Daniel learns how he can make himself feel better when he's upset. Daniel Needs Tigey at School - Daniel is having a hard day at school, but he knows just how to make himself feel better: by hugging his Tigey! Strategy: When you're upset you can find a way to feel better. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#319H] King Daniel for the Day King Daniel for the Day In this special full-length episode, Daniel Tiger is curious about what it's like to be King. There's only one way to find out? King Friday makes Daniel "King for the Day!" On his royal mission, Daniel discovers that the most important part of being King is being kind to his neighbors. Strategy: You can choose to be kind. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#109H] Splash's Swim School/Light at the End of the Tunnel Splash's old school comes to visit the reef. Splash and his friends are impressed by their synchronized swimming abilities and try to duplicate them, but their attempt is complicated by the fact that they all move differently. / After losing Dunk's lucky shell in the abyss without any light to guide them, Splash and friends follow a mysterious light in the distance before realizing that the light is from a firefly squid. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#110H] Small But Mighty/Washed Away Zee the Zebra Bullhead Shark feels a bit threatened in her shark identity when news of an impressive great white shark in the area spreads to the reef, and everyone wants to go see it. / Dunk has spent a long time on his latest beautiful art project and asks Splash, Bubbles, and Ripple to watch over it, which they promise to do. When the tide comes in, they try their best to protect it, only to learn Dunk knew that would happen eventually anyway. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4702] The Kindness Kid The Kindness Kid (Zachary Levi) visits Sesame Street to spread kindness and Grover wants to be a Kindness Kid too but every time he tries to do something kind, he fails. Chris helps Grover realize that just trying to help someone is actually being kind. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4713H] Get Ready for Today Elmo and Abby help Crystal the Ball come up with a morning routine so she can be ready to go out and play. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Super Why! [#203H] Bedtime for Bear Baby Joy is afraid of the dark! To show her there's nothing to fear, Super Why and his literacy friends fly into Bedtime for Bear and meet Charlie - a bear who is scared of just about everything! The super readers shed a little light on the problem (literally) while Charlie discovers a bit more about the world outside his cozy cave. Educational Objectives: To experience a familiar bedtime routine. Preschoolers will practice the alphabet, rhyme with AR words, learn what the word "fireflies" means, and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Rick Steves' European Easter Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Italy, and Greece, Rick Steves' European Easter celebrates this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. Ancient rituals of woolly beasts scaring away winter in Slovenia and elegant, masked Carnival parties in Venice are a prelude to the austerity of Lent. A few weeks later, Palm Sunday crowds fill St. Peter's Square in Rome, and the streets of Sevilla are packed as the Passion of Christ unfolds day by day through Holy Week. The despair of Good Friday gives way to Easter Sunday, when the joy of the Resurrection fills family gatherings, small-town festivals, and churches of every size all across Europe - just as spring floods the world with new life. You'll join villagers blessing olive branches and coming together in age-old processions, and you'll feel the emotion of this special time as Andalusians carry towering parade floats and Greek priests toss showers of flower petals. Exploring a rich and fascinating mix of traditions - from its pagan roots to its glorious finale - Rick Steves' European Easter sheds new light on this timeless holiday. duration 1:28:00  
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17333H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12108] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Frontline [#3413H] A Subprime Education Examine reports of predatory behavior and fraud in the troubled for-profit college industry and the implosion of Corinthian Colleges; also "Omarina's Story," how a program to stem the high school drop-out crisis has affected one girl's journey. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36238] duration 24:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17333H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12108] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Beyond A Year In Space Picking up where the first film left off Scott Kelly's last day in space and return to Earth-the final installment also introduces viewers to the next generation of astronauts training to leave Earth's orbit and travel into deep space. duration 1:29:00   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:30 pm
    The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Yearse Explore the history of the Fab Four from their early days in Liverpool to their last concert in San Francisco in 1966. The film, by Oscar-winner Ron Howard, reveals how the foursome united to become the global phenomenon that was "The Beatles." duration 2:29:00   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Young Hyacinth Chart the early life of the remarkable Hyacinth in this prequel to Britcom Keeping Up Appearances. Hyacinth's desperate attempts to transform her sisters and darling Daddy into an altogether better class of family are not at all appreciated. duration 57:34   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Frontline [#3310H] Obama at War Go inside the Obama administration's struggle to deal with ISIS and the deadly civil war in Syria. With interviews from key military and diplomatic leaders, this film examines the hard choices facing the president as he tries to defeat the Islamic State without dragging America into a prolonged regional conflict. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14-L
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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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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
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Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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