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KQED 9: Wednesday, December 20, 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, December 20, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#107H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4302] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Chef's Life [#101H] Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea Chef Vivian and her husband, Ben, leave New York to open a restaurant in her small North Carolina hometown. Vivian revisits the Southern tradition of "putting up" corn and shares her method for making smoked corn relish. As the episode concludes, a devastating setback threatens their new life. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
  • 2:00 am
    Finding Your Roots [#410#] Funny Business Comedic guests Garrison Keillor, Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari take a serious look at their family trees, learning contrasting stories of assimilation, independence, hardship, and success all over the globe. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life & Science of Dr. Marian Diamond How can you not fall in love with a woman who carries around a preserved human brain inside a giant flowery hat box? Meet Dr. Marian Diamond, renowned academic and research scientist, and prepare to be smitten. Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg's film follows this remarkable woman over a 5-year period and introduces the viewer to both her many scientific accomplishments and the warm, funny, and thoroughly charming woman herself, who describes her 60-year career researching the human brain as "pure joy." As one of the founders of modern neuroscience, it's no exaggeration to say that Dr. Diamond changed science, and society at large in dramatic ways over the course of her career. Her groundbreaking work is all the more remarkable because it began during an era when so few women entered science at all. Shouted at from the back of the conference hall by noteworthy male academics as she presented her research, and disparaged in the scientific journals of a more conservative era, Dr. Diamond simply did the work and followed where her curiosity led her, bringing about a paradigm shift (or two) in the process. As she points out, in order to get to the answers that matter, you have to start by asking the right questions. duration 56:40   STEREO TVG
  • 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
    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama [#105] Return Simon Schama examines how the Holocaust and the creation of Israel have fundamentally changed what it means to be Jewish. Mixing personal recollection with epic history, Schama tells the story of the remarkable personalities and unprecedented events that turned the Zionist dream of creating a modern state of Israel into reality - and the consequences for the world. With contributions from writer David Grossman, photographer Micha Bar-Am, kibbutz founder Freddie Kahan, West Bank settler Zvi Cooper and Palestinian villager Yacoub Odeh, the film explores the tension between the high ideals and dire necessities that led to the creation of a Jewish homeland and the realities of conflict, dispossession and occupation that have followed in its wake. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1110H] Christmas Cheer! Duncan the Humbug - Everyone is happy at Christmastime except for Duncan, the Scottish narrow gauge engine, who seems to be grumbling even more than usual. Victor offers Duncan a new coat of paint if he can refrain from grumbling for one whole day. Duncan rises to the challenge, but it is not so easy for an engine who likes to grumble to give up a lifetime habit. Educational Objectives: perspective taking, following directions, being helpful, recognizing others' emotions, learning from mistakes. The Perfect Gift - The whole island is celebrating Christmas and there are decorations everywhere. But it doesn't look very Christmas-y at the scrap yard. Percy starts to worry that Reg is missing out and he tries to find something to give Reg to cheer him up. But Reg only seems happy about scrap. Percy discovers that Reg is celebrating Christmas in his own way and has been making decorations from the scrap. Educational Objectives: being kind, being a good friend, recycling, creativity, expressing appreciation. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#124H] Secret Super Digger/Pucker Up and Blow * Secret Super Digger - Sally is trying to grow a flower for her mom, but it just won't grow. Time to see Finola! At Finola's Farm, she introduces Cat, Sally and Nick to her secret super digger - Diggery the earthworm. Diggery shows them how plant roots need water air and compost, which Diggery helps to make. Sally's flower is sure to grow once she gets some of her own secret super diggers to help!
    * Pucker Up and Blow - Nick and Sally are trying to whistle but they just can't seem to get it right! The Cat takes them to visit his friend, Rocky the Winter Wren, who is an expert whistler. Rocky, and his son Ricky, offer this advice: if you want to whistle, start with one note and practice.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#110H] More Than One Moon/Visit to Mom's Office "More than One Moon" - Mindy is shocked to learn that there is more than one moon in the solar system. Celery flies the kids out to Mars so they can see what its two moons look like compared to ours. Curriculum: There is more than one moon in the Universe; in fact, there are hundreds of moons in our own Solar System. Mars has 2 moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are unusual in that they are not round like our moon, but oddly shaped, like battered potatoes.
    "Visit to Mom's Office" - Sean and Sydney take Jet to meet Sean's mom,a scientist, at the Deep Space Array. She explains that they're looking for stars with their own systems of exoplanets to detect if there might be any that contain life. But will taking Jet out in public expose his secret identity? Curriculum: An exoplanet is a planet that doesn't orbit the Earth's sun, but instead orbits a different star in the Universe.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#407H] Puffin Rescue When a rogue wave crashes into the Tortuga, the Wild Kratts get separated. Jimmy and Aviva end up on rafts in the middle of the ocean. Koki is trapped on a sinking Tortuga. While Chris and Martin end up on two islands. Chris is alone on his island, but Martin isn't. He soon discovers a creature friend - a Puffin! Martin begins to devise a plan to use the powers of this little bird to get off the island and rescue his friends. Science Concept : Adaptation. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#125H] Stop That Squirrel/Onward and Pondward Stop That Squirrel - Oh yeah! Nature Cat and his pals can't wait for a day of backyard bird watching! And Nature Cat has a sure-fire way to attract the birds - the bird feeder! But things take a turn when a grey squirrel named Cruiser breaks into the birdfeed and takes all the birdseed for himself. Squirrel Power! Can Nature Cat and the gang build a bird feeder that Cruiser can't conquer and save their day of backyard bird watching? Onward and Pondward - Nature Cat and his pals meet a Little Duckling who's in a hurry to leave his pond home - for good! But why would a Duckling want to leave such a beautiful place? It's pond-tastic! The truth is, the Duckling is scared of water! Water...why'd it have to be water? Maybe Nature Cat and the Duckling can try to overcome their fear of water together? Tally ho! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#109] Curious George, Dog Counter/Squirrel for a Day * Curious George, Dog Counter - It's Dog Show Day! George and Professor Wiseman spend the day with all kinds of different dogs: big, small, hairy - and hungry. With the help of his sandwich, George tempts the winning dogs to follow him home to show The Man with the Yellow Hat. Once there, George can't keep track of all the dogs, so he and a worried Hundley come up with creative ways to sort and count the dogs in the apartment.
    * Squirrel For a Day - When Bill shows George how Jumpy Squirrel stores his food in the ground, George decides this is a pretty good idea and tries to store all the food in the country house in the ground too. The Man with the Yellow Hat rescues their supplies and tries to explain that they should only put things in the ground if they want them to grow. That sounds like another great plan. George tries to see what else might grow-will car keys grow into a car? Will a rubber band grow into an inner tube?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Curious George [#509H] Follow That Boat/Windmill Monkey * Follow That Boat - Steve needs an A to pass his history class and his model papyrus boat is sure to make the grade. George helps him test the boat in Endless Park's pond, but a sudden rainstorm sweeps it down the sewer grate! While searching for the boat, Steve and George learn that debris from the street ends up in the ocean. Will they ever find Steve's little boat in the big ocean or will he be taking history again next year? Educational Objective: To recognize that waste needs to be disposed of properly to prevent unnecessary harm to the environment. To learn about a manmade system designed to reduce man's impact on the environment by working to maintain a clean and healthy environment.
    * Windmill Monkey - George proudly finishes planting his rooftop garden when he turns around to find that Compass and his friends have eaten all the seeds. The scarecrow overlooking the garden didn't scare them at all! While buying more seeds, George spots a windmill and learns how the wind can power just about anything. The inspired monkey sets out to create the world's first wind powered scarecrow in hopes that will keep his seeds safe. But some things are more easily planned than done! Educational Objective: To recognize wind as an alternative and renewable source of energy capable of doing work.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#122H] Clean Up Time/Neighborhood Clean Up * Neighborhood Clean Up: A wind storm has made a mess of the Neighborhood playground and no one can play. When King Friday proclaims that it is Clean Up Day, everyone helps restore the playground by throwing out and recycling the trash. The children learn that by working together, the playground can be ready for play again in no time
    * Clean Up Time: Daniel and O the Owl are playing "farm" at Daniel's house. They are having a lot of fun, but are making quite a mess! After losing his watch in a messy room, Daniel realizes that cleaning up and putting his toys away will help him find it.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#123H] The Dragon Dance/Teacher Harriet's Birthday * The Dragon Dance: In school, the children are all helping Teacher Harriet with a big art project: creating a dancing dragon! Everyone is eager to finish so the dragon can dance, but they learn that they need to work together so the big project can be finished.
    * Teacher Harriet's Birthday: It's Teacher Harriet's birthday! Mom Tiger helps the children surprise her by decorating the classroom with streamers and making a birthday present while she is gone. The children learn that cooperation is necessary to pull off the surprise.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#130H] Puffy/The Big Shake Dunk meets Puffy, a female pufferfish who admires his sand patterns, and becomes friends with her. When he starts spending all his time with just Puffy and not with the group, the gang teaches Dunk that it's good to make new friends, but keep the old ones as well. / When Splash experiences his first earthquake on the reef, Bubbles and Dunk decide to go on a quest to find out what causes "the big shake" and help put their friend's mind at ease. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#140H] Whitebeard/Coral Day Ripple is excited because, according to legend, tonight is the night that Whitebeard, a mysterious creature who lives in the North Pole, sails over Reeftown, singing his beautiful music. She tries to convince the other Reeftown friends to stay up and watch for him to appear. / It's the holiday season in Reeftown as everyone gets ready for Coral Day, a celebration of the wonderful coral that make up their home. Splash, new to Reeftown and its traditions, wonders what he can contribute to the festival. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4718H] Counting Hats Elmo and Zoe compete to see who can wear the most hats on their head. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4704] Super Sitters Grover and Cookie Monster help Chris babysit and learn how to take care of a baby. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Super Why! [#301H] The Story of the Super Readers When the Super Duper Computer calls Whyatt and the Super Readers to the Book Club, they're surprised to jump into a book about themselves: The Story of the Super Readers. Inside the book, floating letters lead Whyatt to new friends Pig, Red, and Princess Pea. Together they use their shared love of letters and words to foil the Big Bad Wolf's plans to blow EVERYTHING down and find that they're Super Heroes and Super Readers. Educational Objectives: To learn the history of the Super Readers. Kids will build the alphabet, identify the letters S, T, O, and P, find words that rhyme with WEB, practice spelling, and use the power to read to change the story and save the day. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Peg + Cat [#209H] The Too Big Dog Problem/The Giant Baby Problem The Too Big Dog Problem - Peg's Yard. Big Dog is too big to play Little Red on Peg's stage, until an escaped elephant and mouse get into the act. Primary Content: Size and weight Secondary Content: Balance.
    The Giant Baby Problem - Giant Land. Babysitters Peg and Cat must figure out how to use a giant beeper while chasing a giant baby and fleeing a giant mouse. Primary Content:Addition and subtraction Secondary Content: Ordinal numbers.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#224H] Dome-Headed Dinosaur/Treasure Hunt The Pteranodon kids and their dome-headed friend Spikey Stygimoloch meet a brother and sister, Patrick and Pamela Pachycephalosaurus, two dinosaurs with enormous dome heads. Spikey bonds with the Pachycephalosaurus. Patrick and Pamela are athletes who invite our kids, Mom, and Spikey along to watch them use their impressive dome heads to play a volleyball type sport called, Dome Ball. Don has a large collection of things he's found in nature, but he's missing one hard-to-locate item - amber. On the Dinosaur Train, Don and the other Pteranodon kids find out that Gilbert is also looking for amber. At Amber Arroyo caves, Don and Gilbert separately search for and find amber, eventually bonding over their discoveries. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#110H] More Than One Moon/Visit to Mom's Office "More than One Moon" - Mindy is shocked to learn that there is more than one moon in the solar system. Celery flies the kids out to Mars so they can see what its two moons look like compared to ours. Curriculum: There is more than one moon in the Universe; in fact, there are hundreds of moons in our own Solar System. Mars has 2 moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are unusual in that they are not round like our moon, but oddly shaped, like battered potatoes.
    "Visit to Mom's Office" - Sean and Sydney take Jet to meet Sean's mom,a scientist, at the Deep Space Array. She explains that they're looking for stars with their own systems of exoplanets to detect if there might be any that contain life. But will taking Jet out in public expose his secret identity? Curriculum: An exoplanet is a planet that doesn't orbit the Earth's sun, but instead orbits a different star in the Universe.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17354H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12123] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    History Detectives [#203Z] WWII Land Craft/The Abolitionist Flag/Mail OrderBrides * LCT103/WW2 Land Craft - In the harbor of Bayfield, Wisconsin, a craft used for dredging and hauling rocks may hold a dramatic secret. A local man whose father fought in the World War II claims that 60 years ago the vessel played a vital role in the D-Day landings, transporting American tanks onto the beaches of Normandy. Could this ship really be one of the 1,500 "Landing Craft Tanks" designed and built to support the amphibious landings of the war? And did it really see action off the beaches of France? HD goes to Wisconsin and investigates.
    * The Abolitionist Flag - Two Michigan brothers uncovered what they believed was just an old sheet in a family trunk. But could this "sheet" have actually contributed to the end of slavery in America? Was it a flag that an ancestor may have used to campaign for the creation of Free States? Or was it used as propaganda in a pivotal pre-Civil War campaign? HD explores the politically charged abolition movement to reveal the unknown and surprising past of this family and their flag.
    * Mail Order Brides - In California, a photograph collector owns four small images of women taken in Chicago in the 1890s. On the back of one of the portraits are personal details and comments about the woman's inheritance, leading this collector to believe these are advertisements for mail order brides. Could he be right? HD visits California and Chicago to investigate the Victorian marriage industry, and discovers a shocking story of late 19th- century extortion and corruption.
    duration 55:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36253] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17354H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12123] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#613H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    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
  • 8:00 pm
    Nature [#3404H] The Story of Cats: Asia to Africa Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how cats evolved with an in-depth look at lions, servals, caracals, cheetahs, tigers, fishing and sand cats. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#4420] Bird Brain Long mocked as empty-headed, birds hide surprisingly acute intelligence. But just how smart are they? As scientists test avian aptitude with brainteasers, discover how the genius of birds is leading us to rethink our basic notions of intelligence. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Supernature - Wild Flyers [#102] Masters of the Sky Many animals take to the skies for a split second, but to stay there, the planet's strongest flyers push the laws of physics to the limit. Explore the extremes of true flight: power, acceleration, top speed, maneuverability and endurance. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 pm
    Live from the Artists Den [#902H] Alabama Shakes The Alabama Shakes delivered a crushingly electric set at the Loveless Barn, located directly behind Nashville's famous Loveless Cafe. The crowd of 500 cheered each song as the band delivered a thrillingly uninhibited show. The band dashed through blistering rockabilly boogies, eruptive country-soul ballads, and more from their 2012 debut album, Boys & Girls, and the collection of new material earmarked for a much anticipated follow-up. Front woman Brittany Howard testified to the deeply felt truths of the songs with ferocity, and her bandmates were with her all the way-gutsy, dynamic, and altogether riveting. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#108H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4303] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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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 […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

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.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

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KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.