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KQED 9: Sunday, December 31, 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.

Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Lidia Celebrates America [#301H] Home for the Holidays Join chef, author and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich to celebrate the holiday traditions of her native Italy and those of six guests: Christopher Walken, Rita Moreno, Carlo Ponti, Jr., Ann Curry, Marcus Samuelsson and Padma Lakshmi. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1219H] Los Arquitos Restaurant, Lavash Restaurant, Seven Hills This week we visit with a mom, pop and their 3 daughters for traditional Mexican fare in Vallejo at Los Arquitos Restaurant. Next we step into the saffron-hued dining room of San Francisco's Lavash Restaurant for classic Persian flavors. Finally, we step back to a previous episode to revisit the Italian flair found at Seven Hills Restaurant in San Francisco. duration 25:49   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Film School Shorts [#511H] Best of the Bay With vampires roaming the back alleys of Chinatown, Tarantino-inspired fighting through redwood forests, jazz journeys in abstract super-8 film and a love triangle in a San Francisco apartment complex, these emerging filmmakers offer quirky a quirky glimpse at our unique metropolis. The Stalking of Ernest Gorby by Max O'Connor. After Life by Sebastian Kleppe. Shadow Beat by Sarah Frei. Hui Ying by Hannah Anderson. duration 28:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Who Killed The Princes in the Tower? Did Richard III kill his nephews in order to make himself King? Is he really the greatest villain in English history? Or has he been the victim of centuries of Tudor propaganda? In 1483, the twelve-year-old King Edward V and his younger brother were put into the Tower of London by their uncle, Richard. Weeks later, Richard pronounced himself King. The boys were never seen again. duration 48:16   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    America's Ballroom Challenge [#501H] In the first hour, the six finalists in the American Smooth and American Rhythm divisions compete as a group, performing the five standard dances in their respective categories, with judges scoring their performances. duration 56:16   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    America's Ballroom Challenge [#502H] In the second hour, couples take the floor in the International Standard division, full of flowing ball gowns and graceful waltzes, and then the sizzling International Latin style, with its suggestive costumes and seductive steps. duration 56:16   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    America's Ballroom Challenge [#503H] The winning couples in the four divisions of ballroom compete across dance styles in the grand finale. Plus, stunning performances from the Cabaret division and the Pro-Am division. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas! This adventure finds the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas. On the way, the Thingamajigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals - from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins to red crabs - and their remarkable abilities to help them make an amazing journey home. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#112H] What's Up with Saturn's Rings?/Sunspot's Night Out * What's Up with Saturn's Rings? - Celery takes Jet, Sydney, and Sean on a trip to explore Saturn's rings to learn what they're made of. Curriculum: Saturn has more than 12 rings that are made of mostly ice. The ice pieces range from microscopic to very large chunks. The rings appear to be revolving with Saturn at the same speed but it's thought that the individual rings revolve at different speeds.
    * Sunspot's Night Out - When Sunspot goes missing in the neighborhood, Sydney, Sean, and Jet use the North Star to navigate their way to where he is. Curriculum: The North Star is often used for navigation due to its constant position in our sky. It isn't the brightest star, but unlike the other stars, it seems to remain at a fixed location in the sky.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#503H] The Dhole Duplicator While visiting India, Martin and Chris go off on a creature adventure to explore the world of the Dhole - aka "The Red Dog". With the help of Wild Kratt Kid Mala, they manage to find this elusive and endangered creature and working together with the pack, the Kratt Bros are able to defeat one very hungry tiger! Science Concept: Social groups and hunting strategy. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3303] Winter Mountain In this painting, Bob Ross' icy blue mountains capture the mood of a cold winter's day. duration 27:58   TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Fit 2 Stitch [#403H] Graduations and Celebrations No matter what the season, there is sure to be a party going on. Peggy shows how to look and feel great for any occasion in a pretty print dress. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Quilting Arts [#1803H] What Color Is Your Garden? Bright colors create excitement and make an impression that lingers. Improvisational quilter Victoria Findlay Wolfe creates dynamic floral designs as she shows how to piece Y-Seams. Fiber artist Lea McComas evaluates and chooses colors based on value. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    GardenSmart [#4703H] Spring in the garden can be a wonderful time. It's great to be outside once again and many of the plants are breathtaking. GardenSMART visits with an expert who shows us how and why he has chosen these plants and how he cares for them. A beautiful show and a lot to learn. Be sure to join us this week as we GardenSMART. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Pati's Mexican Table [#603H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Julia Child - Cooking with Master Chefs [#110] Jacques Pepin and Julia Child Jacques Pepin is a master chef and teacher of French cuisine. Together, Julia and Jacques prepare a Lobster Souffle in Jacques' home kitchen in rural Connecticut. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Simply Ming [#1507H] Rick Bayless PBS's own Chef Rick Bayless visits Ming in his loft this week to share his Mexican flavors. Rick, who has several restaurants in Chicago including the Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, which received the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant in 2017, cooks up Mexican street corn tacos with homemade corn tortillas, while Ming makes his new egg omelet wrap with a corn, tomato, watercress and fermented black bean salsa. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Chef's Life [#506H] Bourbon Country A dinner in Vivian's honor ends as an American history lesson. A tour of Maker's Mark and Jefferson's distilleries clarifies the whiskey, scotch and bourbon differences. Vivian learns how Frank and Jesse James fit into Kentucky's boozy biography. duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1724H] Summer Dinner Party Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza to learn how to make the ultimate grill-roasted beef tenderloin. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews gas grills in the Equipment Corner. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best pie carriers. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make an elegant pear-walnut upside-down cake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Cook's Country [#1003H] Smoky Barbecue Favorites Test cook Ashley Moore makes host Bridget Lancaster an authentic recipe for Texas thick-cut smoked pork chops. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to tasting of hot dogs. Bridget shows Julia Collin Davison the secrets to making the perfect backyard barbeque beans. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1219H] Los Arquitos Restaurant, Lavash Restaurant, Seven Hills This week we visit with a mom, pop and their 3 daughters for traditional Mexican fare in Vallejo at Los Arquitos Restaurant. Next we step into the saffron-hued dining room of San Francisco's Lavash Restaurant for classic Persian flavors. Finally, we step back to a previous episode to revisit the Italian flair found at Seven Hills Restaurant in San Francisco. duration 25:49   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#1106H] Love of Live Fire Cooking In Yucatan, cooking over fire is a way of life. Rick meets up with Chef Juan Pablo Loza, who ignites the wood-fire grill for octopus with local pineapple. At Zama Beach Club in Isla Mujeres, Cancun Chef Federico Lopez fires up his seaside grill to make tikin xic, a Yucatecan grilled fish dish smothered with achiote, the region's hallmark spice paste. And Chef Eric Werner shows off his all wood-fire kitchen at Hartwood in Tulum. Forever obsessed with cooking over fire, Rick brings us to Lena Brava, his new all wood-fire restaurant in Chicago, to make poc chuc, a traditional citrusy grilled spicy pork dish, then to his backyard for spatchcocked chicken al oregano worthy of a summertime fiesta. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#806H] Seeded Known for their satisfying crunch and distinctive, nutty flavor, seeds create culinary magic in a wide variety of baked goods. Today Martha highlights the virtues of seeds by incorporating them in three fantastic recipes including seeded whole-wheat English muffins, a heavenly seeded Saratoga torte, and light and crispy whole-grain seeded wafer crackers for the quintessential cocktail party tray. Recipes so delicious you'll want to make them again and again. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#218H] Light and Luscious Endive, chicory, Belgium endive - Jacques explains these vegetables starting with Rigatoni with Lettuce and Eggplant and Sauteed Julienned Endive. A trip to the fish counter results in a harvest of some ocean "greens" too! Seaweed-lined bamboo steamer baskets hold fresh seafood in Steamed Fish and Shellfish Baskets. The pantry supplies dessert...dried figs and walnuts poached in wine and honey complement each other in Sauteed Stuffed Figs With Blueberries, a dessert that pairs perfectly with the sweet fortified wine, Madera. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#205H] Sandwich Night Who doesn't love a sandwich? Sara's are hearty and juicy and a snap to prepare and serve. Make your own easy Beer Bread, then stuff it with super easy cheaters like Pulled Chicken Barbecue and Pickled Cucumbers you make yourself. Fried Catfish BLTs bulk up the traditional sandwich with some crunchy fish filets and tricked-up basil mayonnaise. Then amaze your family by making your own ricotta cheese, the star of Roasted Vegetable and Fresh Ricotta Sandwiches. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#411H] Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of After 16 years and more than 100 travel shows, Rick and his crew take you behind the scenes to show you just how they produce this series. Joining the crew as they scamper through Milan and around Lake Como, you'll follow the creative process as the challenges and surprises that come with travel are shaped into a finished show. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1420H] Naughty Or Nice This AR special edition makes a list and checks it twice. Enlivening the year-end holiday season, this lineup of favorite appraisals from past seasons will satisfy everyone's wish list. Highlights include: an 1863 Temperance lithograph illustrating the evils of imbibing spirits; a letter from Gerald Ford, written when he was House Minority Leader, to his kindergarten teacher in Michigan who called him "naughty little Gerry Ford"; and a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film Some Like It Hot that was so tight she had to be sewn into it, valued at $150, 000 to $250,000. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Our American Family: The Mays The first half of the 1900's represents the last era of American life that, for most families, began largely unchanged from the generations that came before. Courage brought 17-year-old Jacob May to the US from Germany in 1879 in search of a better life. That same courage enabled his family to rescue 200 Jews from Nazi Germany. Moving from poverty to prosperity, the May Hosiery Mill grew through three generations to contribute commerce and compassion within the Nashville community and beyond. Deeply committed to one another, bolstered by good humor, theirs is a story of fearless hope and courage. duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#854H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Family Ingredients [#202H] Philippines - Adobo Travel with Sheldon Simeon, a Top Chef "Fan Favorite," as he makes his first trip to the Philippines. Born and raised in the small town of Hilo, Hawai'i, Simeon credits his dad for his love of Filipino cuisine. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Articulate with Jim Cotter [#206] Mark Mothersbaugh, 21st Century Renaissance Man Mark Mothersbaugh has sustained a life in art that's far removed from his beginnings as the frontman of the 1980s cult band DEVO. Liz Casella: Patterns Hidden in Plain Sight - Liz Casella designs for a part of the fashion industry that few people know exists. But much of haute couture feeds off her creativity. Greg Dunn: Thinking about Thinking - In trying to illustrate the complexity of the human brain, Greg Dunn has created great beauty. Nature Knows Best - Nature has been the greatest singular source of inspiration for artists throughout the ages. Today, more than ever, its influence endures. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4448H] The Paradise, Season 2 - Part 8 Clemence has returned, "large as life and twice as French," as Sam says. This time she isn't selling her wares, and instead seems to be fleeing her past. But she hasn't arrived alone - a man who holds her secret is in close pursuit, and a chance encounter threatens to alter her life forever.
    Clemence's arrival is an opportunity for Tom Weston,who is gleeful at his prospects, while also tormented by his demons. In the end, it will all come down to one fateful, high-stakes moment. Will all that has been be regained, or has the blush of misfortune stained the Paradise forever?
    (Final episode of the series)
    duration 53:11   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Victoria On Masterpiece [#4707] An Ordinary Woman Courtship at court leads to second thoughts and other complications. Will Victoria and Albert take the fateful step into matrimony? And will the queen promise "to obey" her foreign prince? duration 54:41   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:01 pm
    Live from Lincoln Center [#4203H] NY Philharmonic New Year's Eve: Bernstein on Broadway Ring in 2018 with a celebration of Leonard Bernstein's best-loved works for Broadway, including West Side Story, featuring the New York Philharmonic and special guests. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:03 pm
    ACL Hall of Fame New Year's Eve [#2017H] Enjoy the 2017 Austin City Limits special as Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash and the Neville Brothers are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Performers include Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, Trombone Shorty, Raul Malo, Ry Cooder and more. Chris Isaak hosts. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Family Ingredients [#202H] Philippines - Adobo Travel with Sheldon Simeon, a Top Chef "Fan Favorite," as he makes his first trip to the Philippines. Born and raised in the small town of Hilo, Hawai'i, Simeon credits his dad for his love of Filipino cuisine. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Articulate with Jim Cotter [#206] Mark Mothersbaugh, 21st Century Renaissance Man Mark Mothersbaugh has sustained a life in art that's far removed from his beginnings as the frontman of the 1980s cult band DEVO. Liz Casella: Patterns Hidden in Plain Sight - Liz Casella designs for a part of the fashion industry that few people know exists. But much of haute couture feeds off her creativity. Greg Dunn: Thinking about Thinking - In trying to illustrate the complexity of the human brain, Greg Dunn has created great beauty. Nature Knows Best - Nature has been the greatest singular source of inspiration for artists throughout the ages. Today, more than ever, its influence endures. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Sunday, December 31, 2017

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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!

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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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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
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XFINITY 192
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Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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