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KQED 9: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    History Detectives [#102Z] Bonnie & Clyde, Al Ringling Theater, Sears Home * Bonnie & Clyde - Brodhead, Wisconsin--Could bullets owned by a woman in a small Wisconsin town be responsible for the demise of the notorious Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow? The Detectives travel to key cities throughout the country in an attempt to link the bullets to the murderous twosome. Along the way, they chat with various experts and run extensive ballistics tests. Are these really the bullets that ended one of the most infamous crime-sprees in American history?
    * Al Ringling Theater - Baraboo, Wisconsin--Is it possible that a theater in the small town of Baraboo, Wisconsin, could have been the country's first great movie palace? The exquisite theater, which was designed in 1915 by Chicago architects C.W. and George Rapp, is a masterpiece designed in the style of the great French opera houses. The Detectives enlist the help of the Theatre Historical Society of America to solve the mystery of this grand edifice. Why was such an ornate theater erected in such an obscure location, and how has it stayed relevant throughout the years?
    * Sears Home - Akron, Ohio--Might an Ohio couple's residence be a long- forgotten Sears home? The Detectives head to Akron, Ohio, to investigate whether or not Sears & Roebuck could have built the home in question at a time when communities were springing up almost overnight during the industrial boom. Does this couple live in a relic from years gone by?
    duration 55:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television [#112H] Crazy Noodles Milk Street visits Peru to learn a new way to make pesto, with surprise! spinach. Milk Street Cook Rayna Jhaveri shows how it's done as she creates Peruvian pesto (tallarines verde). The pasta theme continues as Milk Street Cook Catherine Smart teaches host Christopher Kimball about a different noodle dish, soba with miso butter and asparagus. Chris reveals his foolproof recipe for pisco sours. Finally, Milk Street Cook Lynn Clark shows a pesto that's red, not green, as she creates the Sicilian pasta dish, trapanese pesto. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#203H] Miller's East Coast West Delicatessen, Picante, Da Flora Authentic ingredients flown in from New York, make this delicatessen a special find; while flavors cultivated from a love affair with Mexico are the inspiration at our next stop. And finally the Veneto region of Italy is the focus, with just a dab of Hungarian. duration 26:13   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Rachel Carson: American Experience [#2809] Meet the scientist whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. Mary-Louise Parker is the voice of Rachel Carson in this moving and intimate portrait. duration 1:55:06   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline [#3513H] Bannon's War Examine Trump advisor Stephen Bannon's war - with radical Islam, Washington, and White House rivals. Learn about his fight to deliver on Trump's promises, with a confrontational style based on his personal crusade to dramatically transform America. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 am
    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama [#103] A Leap of Faith Simon Schama explores the bright, hopeful moment when Enlightenment thinkers and revolutionary armies brought ghetto walls crashing down - allowing Jews to weave their wisdom, creativity and energies into the very fabric of modern life in Europe. One of the most of fruitful branches of this Jewish renaissance was in music, and the stellar careers of Giacomo Meyerbeer and Felix Mendelssohn established the enduring tradition for Jewish musical prodigies. However, the remarkably successful integration of Jewish talent into the mainstream of European culture and commerce stirred up the ghosts of ancient prejudice, decked out in the new clothes of romantic nationalism and the pseudo-science of anti-semitism. The road to the hell of the Holocaust was paved by the diatribes of Richard Wagner, while the trial of Alfred Dreyfus led Theodor Herzl to conclude that without a homeland of their own, Jews would never be free of the millennia-old persecution. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#909H] Let It Snow The Christmas Tree Express - Rheneas is very excited when he finds out that there are Christmas trees on Misty Island and wants to bring one back to the Blue Mountain Quarry before the other engines wake up. He asks Toby to take him to Misty Island. On Misty Island, Toby wants to travel slowly, but Rheneas is excited and in a hurry. He tells Toby to whirr his wheels faster and Toby does as Rheneas asks. Speeding along, Toby and Rheneas whoosh straight past some perfect Christmas trees. Rheneas realizes that he has been silly to rush. If they slow down, they can find the perfect tree. With the help of the Logging Locos, Toby and Rheneas take back the best tree of all to Rheneas' Narrow Gauge friends! Ho Ho Snowman - It's winter time in Sodor and Charlie wants to show Henry that snow is fun, so Charlie decides to hide behind a snowman. Each time Henry puffs past, Charlie pretends to be the snowman and tells Henry a joke. Henry is scared and steams quickly away back to Tidmouth Sheds. Charlie is sorry that he made Henry scared. He realizes that not everyone likes the snow. Charlie sees what it is that makes Henry happy in the snow: quiet, natural things. Then Charlie is thrilled when Henry asks him for a joke and they both laugh and laugh! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#118H] Incredible Journey/Bamboozled * Incredible Journey: Nick and Sally are playing in their homemade Thingamajigger, when the Cat arrives to take them on a real adventure! Off they go to meet Salmon Sam, who is returning to the pool where she hatched so she can lay her eggs. With the help of the Subber-e-blubber, they follow Samantha on her incredible journey!
    * Bamboozled: Sally needs to find a gift for her stuffed Panda, Pammy. Who better to ask than a real Panda? The Cat takes them to meet Zhu Zhu, a giant panda who helps the kids to discover all the wonderful things you can do with bamboo. It's a perfect gift for Pammy the Panda!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#103H] Round and Round/The Plant from Bortron 7 "Round and Round" -The kids learn how all the planets both orbit around the Sun and rotate on their own axes at the same time. Curriculum: The planets both revolve around the sun and rotate on their axis.
    "The Plant From Bortron 7" - Jet attempts to grow a seed from his home planet, but the light from our Sun is stronger than the light from Bortron 7, and has a surprising effect on the plant! Curriculum: There are different kinds of stars, which emit different kinds of light.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#226H] Journey to the Subnivean Zone A miniaturized Chris and Martin get lost in a snowy field and uncover the secret underground world of the meadow vole. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#101H] Heartthrob Hamster/Astronuts *Heartthrob Hampster - Nature Cat's family is pet-sitting their neighbor's super cute hamster, Sir Galahad. But when Hal "accidentally" knocks the top off the cage, Sir Galahad runs away, claiming he'll never go back in the cage, ever! It's up to Nature Cat and the gang to track down Sir Galahad, and get him in his cage before the owners get back.
    * Astronuts - Nature Cat has a dream, to be the first cat to walk on the moon. Daisy, Squeeks and Hal have always wanted to go to the moon too, so they're in! But there's one slight problem - how do they get to the moon? Daisy has an idea - they can build a rocket ship! Onward to the moon!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#102] Curious George's Home for Pigeons/Out of Order * Curious George's Home for Pigeons: Compass may be a homing pigeon but sometimes he has trouble finding his way home. George decides to make him a place to stay on their balcony. After much experimentation, George creates a tree that The Man with the Yellow Hat might not recognize but in Compass's eyes is the perfect pigeon perch.
    * Out of Order: When George sees a very nice lady leaving packages behind everywhere she goes, he figures she must be very forgetful. He decides to be helpful by gathering up all the packages for her. When Betsy explains to George that the nice lady is actually the mail carrier, they have to figure out a system to match the packages up with the correct address and return them fast!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Curious George [#405H] Guest Monkey/Charkie Goes to School * Guest Monkey - George is almost as excited as Allie on her first day of school, but is ecstatic when she invites him to school the next day as a special guest monkey! He soon learns, though, that kindergarten has a lot of special rules that he's not used to - like not climbing on the furniture or standing in the sand table. Will George get extra credit for trying to follow the rules, or will his effort create one big mess?
    * Charkie Goes to School - Charkie's building has a new rule - all dogs must have a good-behavior diploma from obedience school. After seeing Charkie struggle with the obstacle course, George recruits the academy's top alumni, Hundley, to help prepare Charkie for the final exam. Can George and Hundley figure out a way to get Charkie to cross the finish line amid all the distractions?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#102H] Daniel Visits School/Daniel Visits The Doctor * Daniel Visits School - Daniel is visiting school for the first time and he's a little nervous until he learns that asking questions so that he knows what to expect is the best way to handle the anxiety that comes with new experiences.
    * Daniel Visits the Doctor - Daniel is going to Dr. Anna for his checkup - but he is very anxious! Mom Tiger teaches him that talking about the situation will help him feel calmer, so Daniel makes a book with all the information he knows about the doctor.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#103H] Daniel's Babysitter/Daniel Goes to School * Daniel's Babysitter - Prince Tuesday comes to babysit Daniel Tiger while Mom Tiger and Dad Tiger go out dancing. As Daniel gets ready for bed, he misses his Mom and Dad, but Prince Tuesday reminds him that they will be back soon. And when Tigey goes missing right before bedtime, Daniel learns what a grr-ific babysitter Prince Tuesday is. * Daniel Goes to School - When Daniel joins the rest of his friends at school, he doesn't want his Dad to leave - until Dad Tiger reminds him that "grownups come back." Then, Miss Elaina loses her locket and misses her mom, Lady Elaine. The kids help Miss Elaina find the locket and enjoy the rest of the school day. After lunch, the grownups return to the school. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#118H] The Sand Is Grand/The Treasure Trove When Splash and his friends are playing at the sandy bed, they find a parrotfish munching on some coral and helping to create the sandy bed on which they're playing, because parrotfish produce sand from their bodies after they eat. / When Bubbles gets trapped in a treasure chest, Splash and his friends can't get her out. Luckily she's not alone when they discover Wave in there, who they think is also stuck until he show that being an invertebrate means he can squeeze even tiny spaces. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#119H] Mayor for a Day/Oblo from Down Below Mayor Sting has to attend a stingray migration, which will take him away from the reef. Dunk volunteers to fill in as the mayor for the day, thinking it will be an easy job, but has no idea what it takes to keep the reef thriving and safe. / When Bubbles goes looking for the ultimate mud puddle, she ventures down to the Deep, where Lu takes them to see a hydrothermal vent and meet some lipstick tubeworms and Oblo the blobfish. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4730H] Battle of the Chefs Chris and Elmo help Alan compete in challenges to become the "Cast Iron Cook." duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4708H] Snuffys Dance Zoe choreographs a ballet & the dancers have to work together to figure out how to make Snuffy fly through the air duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Super Why! [#208H] Baby Dino's Big Discovery ROAR! Pig invited his friends over to play dinosaurs, but Whyatt can't figure out which toy dinosaur he has. So he super readers soar into Baby Dino's Big Discovery where they lend a hand to a baby dinosaur searching for his mommy. They'll need to look closely to figure out what kind of dinosaur Baby Dino is...and be careful to avoid being eaten while they do! Educational Objectives: To learn about dinosaurs, follow the alphabet, rhyme with ANT words, find out what the words "herbivore" and "carnivore" mean, and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Peg + Cat [#204H] The Package Problem/The Train Problem The Package Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. When Peg and Cat are waiting for a package, one minute feels like forever; but when they're trying to prevent an explosion, time flies! Primary Content: Minutes and seconds Secondary Content: Adding to 7.
    The Train Problem - The Peg + Cat Express. Missing lollipops, bananas, symphonies, and chickens can only mean: there's a thief on the Peg + Cat Express! Primary Content: Subtraction Secondary Content: Above and below.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#217H] Remember The Alamosaurus/Sunrise, Sunset The Pteranodon kids and Dad get the idea to travel around on the Dinosaur Train and meet some of the biggest dinosaurs. They even sing a song, `The Biggest Dinosaurs', before meeting Allie Alamosaurus, an enormous, long-necked, plant eating sauropod who is very friendly. Allie explains that her huge, strong legs hardly bend at all, but she can still have fun playing games with the kids, and teaching them some of her favorites! Dad takes the Pteranodon kids on an overnight camping trip where they watch both a sunrise and sunset, learning that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. The kids also find out more about nocturnal (night-active) animals, and diurnal (day-active) animals. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#103H] Round and Round/The Plant from Bortron 7 "Round and Round" -The kids learn how all the planets both orbit around the Sun and rotate on their own axes at the same time. Curriculum: The planets both revolve around the sun and rotate on their axis.
    "The Plant From Bortron 7" - Jet attempts to grow a seed from his home planet, but the light from our Sun is stronger than the light from Bortron 7, and has a surprising effect on the plant! Curriculum: There are different kinds of stars, which emit different kinds of light.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17340H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12113] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    History Detectives [#103Z] Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship, Witch's House, Jigsaw Puzzle * Morgan Whaling Ship - Might a whaling ship docked in Mystic, Connecticut, hold secrets to the Underground Railroad? That is the basis for the Detectives' investigation in this episode. The team speaks with the grandson of the last captain of the ship, known as The Morgan, in an effort to shed some light on the role of these kinds of ships during that period. Does The Morgan prove to be an integral part of the Underground Railroad?
    * Witch's House - Could a house in Essex County, Massachusetts, have once belonged to an accused witch? The Detectives head to New England to research the likelihood with local historians and a descendant of the accused witch, Martha Carrier, who was executed by hanging in 1692 during the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Might the woman who was called the Queen of Hell have owned this home?
    * 1909 Jigsaw Puzzle - Were women playing contact sports in the late part of the 19th century? That is the question asked by Bob and Hildegard Armstrong of Worcester, Massachusetts. A quirky jigsaw puzzle depicting women in the midst of a game of rugby or football has led to a History Detectives investigation, which begins with a visit to a jigsaw puzzle expert and continues with a sports historian, a magazine expert and finally to the Society for the Preservation of New England's Antiquities. Will the Armstrongs be able to put the pieces together once and for all?
    duration 55:16   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36243] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17340H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12113] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#611H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#610H] La Mexicana, Kabuto Sushi, Pazzia Diners recommend the fresh hand-made tortillas and traditional menu at La Mexicana Restaurant in Oakland, new sushi combinations that will make your mouth water at cozy Kabuto Sushi in San Francisco, and Florentine and Northern Italian dishes at their best in San Francisco at a place called Pazzia Restaurant & Pizzeria. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries [#101H] Love Spy Creatures explore the rarely seen emotions of animals, revealing whether they are as strong and complex as our own. Join the spycams as they are accepted into a wild dog pack, witness elephant love, and are mourned by a troop of monkeys! duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#4306H] Rise of the Robots Machines with human-like capabilities have long been the stuff of science fiction. Until now. Meet the world's most advanced humanoid robots as they leave the lab, battle real-world challenges and endeavor to become part of our everyday lives. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Edison: American Experience The holder of 1,093 patents, Thomas Alva Edison's name was nearly synonymous with invention. Driven, intensely competitive and never more at home than he was at work, Edison is remembered as the genius that created the modern world. duration 1:54:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    History Detectives [#103Z] Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship, Witch's House, Jigsaw Puzzle * Morgan Whaling Ship - Might a whaling ship docked in Mystic, Connecticut, hold secrets to the Underground Railroad? That is the basis for the Detectives' investigation in this episode. The team speaks with the grandson of the last captain of the ship, known as The Morgan, in an effort to shed some light on the role of these kinds of ships during that period. Does The Morgan prove to be an integral part of the Underground Railroad?
    * Witch's House - Could a house in Essex County, Massachusetts, have once belonged to an accused witch? The Detectives head to New England to research the likelihood with local historians and a descendant of the accused witch, Martha Carrier, who was executed by hanging in 1692 during the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Might the woman who was called the Queen of Hell have owned this home?
    * 1909 Jigsaw Puzzle - Were women playing contact sports in the late part of the 19th century? That is the question asked by Bob and Hildegard Armstrong of Worcester, Massachusetts. A quirky jigsaw puzzle depicting women in the midst of a game of rugby or football has led to a History Detectives investigation, which begins with a visit to a jigsaw puzzle expert and continues with a sports historian, a magazine expert and finally to the Society for the Preservation of New England's Antiquities. Will the Armstrongs be able to put the pieces together once and for all?
    duration 55:16   STEREO TVG
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    • Fremont Peak Tower Maintenance

      *UPDATE: The tower crew will work the Fremont peak tower as of 11am, Thursday, Nov 30th. We will need to lower power on KQET, Channel 25, to 25% at 10:30am through 4-5pm. Thank you for your patience!

    • 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!

    • 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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