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KQED 9: Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#112H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4307Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Chef's Life [#102H] Strawberry Stay at Home Vivian and Ben rebuild their restaurant against the backdrop of the Southern harbinger of spring, the strawberry. Their twins go on their first strawberry-picking excursion, and Vivian and a friend develop a recipe for coconut cornbread strawberry shortcake with basil whipped cream. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#221H] La Folie, Aldo's Ristorante & Bar, Golden Lotus An elegant setting, French menu and perfect service meets home-style Italian with a Sorrento born chef and authentic musical entertainment in this show. Both contrast the vegetarian restaurant with chicken, pork and beef on the menu. duration 28:15   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Sultan and the Saint Uncover the story of Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt as they met on the bloody battlefield during the period of Christian-Muslim conflict known as the Crusades. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG-V
  • 3:00 am
    Secrets of Spanish Florida: A Secrets of the Dead Special Join a team of archaeologists, scientists and historians as they reveal the little-known history of America's Spanish colonists who settled in Florida in 1565, long before Jamestown or Plymouth. Actor Jimmy Smits narrates. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 5:00 am
    Frontline [#3405H] The Fantasy Sports Gamble See an investigation with the New York Times into fantasy sports and online sports betting. With law enforcement cracking down, the film traces the growth of these booming businesses and goes inside their operations at home and abroad. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 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! [#125] Sniff and Seek/Aye Aye! Sniff and Seek - Nick's most favourite smell is chocolate chip cookies! But what is Sally's? She's not sure. What better way to find out than by playing sniff and seek with a skunk! Cat introduces Nick and Sally to Whiffy, and in the adventure of finding Sally's favourite smell they discover how good Whiffy is at protecting himself with his very own special smell. Aye Aye! - Nick and Sally are making Halloween masks, but they want to make them really scary. Cat takes them to meet Aiya, the Aye Aye, in the forest of Spookywoowoo. Aiya shows them, that even though he may look scary - his big ears, huge eyes and long fingers help him to find food. And now Nick and Sally know just how to make their masks scary! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#113] The Grandest Canyon/A Visit to the Planetarium The Grandest Canyon - When the Propulsions are forced to watch a slide show of the Petersen's vacation to the Grand Canyon, they're inspired to take their own trip to Mars to explore Valles Marineris-the largest canyon in the Solar System! Curriculum: Mars has deeper canyons than our own Grand Canyon on Earth. The deepest canyon in our solar system exists on Mars, called Valles Marineris. A Visit to the Planetarium - Sean and Sydney take Jet to the DSA to see a show at the Planetarium. But things take a fun turn when Jet decides to upgrade the show with some Bortronian technology and sings a song explaining how to find Earth in the Milky Way galaxy! Curriculum: Our sun is actually a bright star out on a spiral arm of the Milky Way Galaxy, which is made of billions of other stars, and our galaxy is just one of billions of galaxies. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#505] Fire Salamander While exploring the Black Forest in Germany, Chris and Martin are amazed to discover a black and yellow salamander crawling out of the fire! They don't understand how this is possible, since salamanders need water - not fire - to live. It's a mystery that the Kratt Brothers are determined to solve and unravel the secret of the Fire Salamander. Science Concept: Salamander life cycle. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#137] The Shellersons/Only The Shadow Knows The Shellersons - On a trip to Barrel Cactus National Park to enjoy nature in all its glorious splendor, Nature Cat and his pals encounter Shelby, a very sad desert tortoise. Today is Shelby's Shellerson Family Reunion party, but none of the other Shellerson members have shown up! Nature Cat vows to help Shelby and find his family members, "The Shellerson Family Reunion will go on!" Only The Shadow Knows - As Daisy, Hal and Squeeks are having a blast making shadow puppets, Nature Cat is just sitting in a tree, watching and waiting, waiting and watching. For what? It seems that yesterday, Norman the Squirrel appeared in the same tree Nature Cat sits in now, took a look at the ground, and said that if Nature Cat wants to see something "unbelievably incredibly amazingly Nature Cat-y!" he has to be in the same spot at the same time tomorrow. Nature Cat isn't moving until he sees something "unbelievably incredibly amazingly Nature Cat-y!" duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#111] Water to Ducks/Animal Magnetism * Water to Ducks - After a big rain, George is ecstatic to discover ducks swimming in a big puddle next to the country house. But the puddle starts to shrink and the ducks begin to fly away. How can George keep that puddle from evaporating so he and Jumpy can continue to play peek-a-boo with that cute baby duck?
    * Animal Magnetism - On a mission to find magnets to hang his newest masterpiece on the refrigerator, George learns a lot about magnets. His new knowledge comes in handy when he has to save his precious artwork from a giant magnetic crane at the junkyard.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Curious George [#605H] Hamster Cam/The Great Monkey Detective * Hamster Cam - Steve's pet hamster, Hogie, is on the loose in the city streets with nothing but a small video camera tied to his back. George helps Steve track his whereabouts using clues from the hamster cam and his best monkeyish map-reading skills. But can a monkey with a map keep up with a hamster on the run?
    * The Great Monkey Detective - It's mystery movie night at Chef Pisghetti's restaurant. But the big mystery really begins when Chef Pisghetti's cookbook suddenly vanishes! A fan of Detective Basil Know-it-All, George understands that clues are the key to solving a mystery. Will George be able to crack the case of the missing cookbook or will this mystery remain unsolved?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#134H] Line Leader Daniel/Neighborhood Jobs * Neighborhood Jobs: Daniel and Mom Tiger are visiting the library today. Unfortunately, X the Owl isn't feeling very well and needs to go to the doctor. Daniel learns the importance of all the Neighborhood jobs when he and Mom Tiger fill in as librarian for X so he can go see Dr. Anna.
    * Line Leader Daniel: The children are getting new classroom jobs at school. Daniel really wants to be line leader! When he doesn't get the job he wanted, Daniel is disappointed. Soon he learns that all of the jobs are necessary to keep the classroom running smoothly.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#133H] Daniel's New Friend/Same and Different * Daniel's New Friend: Daniel and Miss Elaina meet Prince Wednesday's cousin Chrissie during a playdate at the castle. As they play "knights," they discover that, although Chrissie needs some help walking, they are the same in many ways.
    * Same and Different: While Daniel is playing dress up with his friends at school, he feels different when he realizes that not everyone has a tail like him. He learns that everyone has differences, but that these are the things that make us unique.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#106] Dunk's Cleaning/Ripple's Whale of a Tale The others are alarmed when they found out the reason Dunk is talking funny is that he has a parasite in his mouth. Dunk tells them that he doesn't want to get rid of the parasite and even thinks of it as a friend, but in truth, he is afraid to go see the cleaner shrimp. / Ripple hears a strange message traveling through the ocean and follows the voice all the way to a fin whale, who explains that the voice was a message from her brother thousands of miles away. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#107] Golden Legs Gush/A Fish Called Mo While preparing for a reef obstacle course, the kids don't believe that Gush used to be very fast when he was young, because frogfish are so big and slow. However, Gush decides to run the obstacle course just to show them how fast a frogfish can be. / Dunk's "little cousin" Mo, a giant sunfish, comes to visit. The kids try to accommodate Mo, despite his large size, but he's only there for a short time, because large fish like him prefer the space in the open ocean. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:30 am
    Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas It's Christmas Eve on Sesame Street! After putting out cookies for Santa, Elmo's dad tells him a bedtime story about his great-great-grandmonster Elmo and how Sesame Street was once an unfriendly street. Everyone was grouchy and there was no holiday spirit. With the help of Grandmonster Elmo's new friends, they try to find a way to bring back the holiday spirit in hopes that Santa would come to visit. They learn that all you need is kindness! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:30 pm
    Super Why! [#305H] The Mixed Up Story Baby Joy is so excited that her babysitter Goldilocks is reading her A Day with Farmer Fred, but when she shakes the book and says "again! Again!" some important words fall right out and onto the floor. Goldilocks scoops them up but they're all out of order. The Super Readers jump into Baby Joy's book where they help sort out the scrambled story and get Fred's life on the farm back in order. Educational Objectives: To learn that changing the order of words changes the meaning of a sentence. Kids will learn the meaning of the word "order." They'll switch some words to make the story make sense and use the power to read to change the story and save the day. Educational Objectives: To learn to uses strategies like remembering and going back to solve mysteries. Kids will practice the alphabet and identify the letters D, P, and T. They'll rhyme -OW words and use the power to read to help the Super Readers change the story and save the day. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Peg + Cat [#215] Another Train Problem/The Odd Sea Another Train Problem - The Peg + Cat Express. Albert Einstein's prize is missing! The clues point to everyone aboard the Peg + Cat Express. Primary Content: Deduction Secondary Content: Doubling. The Odd Sea -The Ocean / Odd Sea. Peg and Cat help the great Odysseus navigate the odd beasts and odd numbers of the Odd Sea. Primary Content: Odd and even numbers Secondary Content: Adding or subtracting 1 from an even number to get to an odd number. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#304H] Rocket Train Surprise Party/Cloudy with a Chance Of Fun The Pteranodon family rides the "Night Train" all the way back to the Jurassic Period to visit their nocturnal friend, Vlad Volaticotherium, who tells them that he wants to take them caving! Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don don't even know what caving is, but they are soon having a great time seeing all the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites that have formed inside the cave. They also learn that it can be a lot of fun to hear your voice echo down the cave's long caverns! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#113] The Grandest Canyon/A Visit to the Planetarium The Grandest Canyon - When the Propulsions are forced to watch a slide show of the Petersen's vacation to the Grand Canyon, they're inspired to take their own trip to Mars to explore Valles Marineris-the largest canyon in the Solar System! Curriculum: Mars has deeper canyons than our own Grand Canyon on Earth. The deepest canyon in our solar system exists on Mars, called Valles Marineris. A Visit to the Planetarium - Sean and Sydney take Jet to the DSA to see a show at the Planetarium. But things take a fun turn when Jet decides to upgrade the show with some Bortronian technology and sings a song explaining how to find Earth in the Milky Way galaxy! Curriculum: Our sun is actually a bright star out on a spiral arm of the Milky Way Galaxy, which is made of billions of other stars, and our galaxy is just one of billions of galaxies. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17361H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12128] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    History Detectives [#208Z] Bonnie & Clyde/Revolutionary War Poem/Portrait of George Washington * Bonnie & Clyde - Could bullets owned by a woman in Brodhead, Wisconsin, be responsible for the demise of the notorious Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow? HD travels 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?
    * Revolutionary War Poem - HD goes to Salem, Oregon, to look into the story of a Revolutionary War poem found 25 years ago hidden in an antique trunk. The document appears to have been written by an American named Dan Goodhue while imprisoned in 1780 as a POW in England. Who was this man and how did his poem travel for over two centuries, across the sea and nation, to end up in Oregon?
    * Portrait of George Washington - Could a portrait passed down through a Frederick, Maryland, family actually be an authentic portrait of the nation's first president, George Washington? That is the charge for HD in this fascinating story. The investigators attempt to prove whether or not the famed artist Gilbert Stuart, whose resume includes the portrait of Washington that appears on today's dollar bill, was the artist behind the drawing in question. Might this drawing prove to be a national treasure?
    duration 55:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36258] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17361H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12128] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#501H] Chachi's Champoton Kitchen The Yucatan Peninsula is known for its vast jungles, underground cenotes, pristine beaches, ancient architecture and sensational food. With the help of local friends and chefs, Pedro Evia and David Cetina, Pati gets an inside look at Merida, the capital of Yucatan. Pati explores the forefronts of molecular gastronomy, botanas "bar snacks" like chaya empanadas filled with gooey Edam cheese at a cantina, family classics like mondongo stew at the market, and even foreign influences like Kibi. One thing is for sure, Merida is a food-lovers city. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#224H] Holy Land, Sodini's Bertolucci's Ristorante, B44 Catalan Bistro A Kosher restaurant is featured first this time, followed by traditional American Italian food served up in historic surroundings. Then a virtual trip to Barcelona can be found at a Catalonian eatery, with sidewalk tables and umbrellas in a busy city alley. duration 27:20   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nature [#3405] The Story of Cats: Into The Americas Track the story of cats into the Americas, from battles with the rival Canids, to the rise of domestic cats. Meet the mighty jaguar, the urban mountain lion, the curious ocelot, the Canada lynx, the nimble margay, the Siamese cat and the Sphynx. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#4421] Day The Dinosaurs Died Investigate how an asteroid vanquished the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Join scientists as they drill into the impact crater and, for the first time, reconstruct the hell on earth that unfolded in the minutes, hours and months after the impact. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Supernature - Wild Flyers [#103] Crowded Skies The sky is a crowded world where mammals, birds and insects hunt, escape, mate, defend territory, sleep and even die on the wing. Survival up there depends not just on beating gravity or mastering flight, but also out-flying the competition. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 pm
    Live from the Artists Den [#903H] Cage The Elephant Cage the Elephant brought their funky, soulfully psychedelic sound to the stage at the Santa Barbara Art Foundry Wednesday evening. The set, drawn mostly from last year's Melophobia album, was filmed at the gallery for an upcoming episode of Live from the Artists Den. Thriving off the energy of the crowd of 400 invited guests, frontman Matt Shultz delivered an epic performance in an intimate setting, hurling himself around the small space like a man possessed, while the rest of the band equaled his intensity. The evening ended with a shirtless Shultz held aloft by the cheering crowd, a triumphant exclamation point to an unforgettable night. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#113H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4308] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

      UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues! We are working to resolve a technical issue which has affected the Over The Air audio Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

    • 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

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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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Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

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PBS Kids

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.