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KQED 9: Friday, January 5, 2018

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

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Friday, January 5, 2018
  • 12:00 am
    History Detectives [#702] * Manhattan Project - A contributor is certain that his father worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. His father refused to talk about his war assignment, except to say that he sold his patent to the U.S. government for a single dollar. Along with the patent, the contributor has a letter from the Atomic Energy Commission stating that his father's patent had been declassified. Was this invention used to build the atomic bomb? To find out, Wes Cowan travels to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and discovers a plan to hide atomic secrets in plain sight.
    * Galleon Shipwreck - A woman in Portland, Oregon, has a large chunk of what she believes is very old beeswax. This 23-pound block, dug up on the northern Oregon coast in the late 1930s, seems to have been deliberately carved with strange markings. For centuries, ships carried beeswax on trade routes from the Far East to the American Pacific Coast. Could this beeswax have been cargo on a legendary ship that foundered more then 300 years ago? And what do those odd markings mean? Elyse Luray goes to the Bee Lab at Oregon State University to decipher where the beeswax came from and visits an archaeologist in Olympia, Washington, to track which ship may have brought it to the Oregon coast.
    * Creole Poems - A fan from Chicago recently unearthed a French manuscript rolled in a cardboard tube. "Duplessis," his great-grandmother's mother-in-laws surname, is jotted in a margin, and "Rouzan," his grandmother's maiden name, appears at the bottom of another page. No one in the family knows anything about it, but the contributor, who reads a little French, thinks he has a collection of love poems, possibly written to one of his relatives. What is this? And why has his family kept it for 160 years? The questions lead Gwendolyn Wright to New Orleans and to a piece of family history the contributor had never known.
    duration 56:15   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 1:00 am
    Martha Bakes [#813H] Wholesome Breakfast We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Martha agrees. On today's show, she shares three wholesome recipes that will encourage all of us to never skip breakfast again: an Irish-style brown bread made with hearty rye flour, airy and light whole-wheat popovers, and scrumptious whole-wheat date nut quick bread. Tasty recipes for the perfect start to any day! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1220H] Mingalaba Restaurant, The Brazen Head, 'aina Burmese flavors take us to Burlingame this week with stir-fry dishes that are neither too hot nor too spicy at Mingalaba Restaurant. But if you get a late-night hankering, while you're in the Cow Hollow district of San Francisco, the pub favorites at The Brazen Head are sure to hit the spot. Finally, we end with a love letter to the islands in the form of elevated Hawaiian cuisine at '?ina in San Francisco's Dogpatch. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Jack Irish: The Movies [#101H] Bad Debts When criminal lawyer Jack Irish's wife was murdered by an irate client, Jack swore off his old life. Now he passes his time collecting debts, betting on horse races, and boozing at a dingy pub. Then a man he once represented dies, and Irish decides to delve deeper. duration 1:40:02   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 3:42 am
    Shetland [#109H] Episode 1 A young man (Robbie) gets into an altercation on the ferry from Aberdeen to Shetland, witnessed by a young woman (Leanne). The two spend time together, but when Leanne wakes as the ferry arrives in Shetland, Robbie has disappeared. Later that day, a little boy ends up in intensive care after eating a 'sweet' he found on the beach. D. I. Jimmy Perez searches the beach that night and recovers a rucksack, but not before a hooded figure tries, and fails, to take it from him. Back at the station, Perez and his team (D.S Alison 'Tosh' McIntosh and D.C. Sandy Wilson) discover that the bag contains multiple packets of brightly coloured pills and the pulpy remains of a boarding pass belonging to someone called Robert. duration 58:14   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:42 am
    Shetland [#110H] Episode 2 Although frustrated and angry at the obstacles being put in their way, Perez and his team continue to investigate the death of Robbie Morton. They quickly establish that Robbie's body was retrieved from inside a shipping container and, as it can only be locked externally, Maguire remains their prime suspect for murder. A search of the ferry reveals that someone forced entry into the deck where the shipping container was parked overnight. duration 1:17:00   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#315H] Chameleons On Target Aviva is working on a special ring chip that will super power her "inventuring", but it's stolen by a mysterious lemur. Martin and Chris are off to the rescue and along the way, they learn about the amazing world of chameleons. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#316H] Fossa Palooza Chris, bummed that the gang must leave Madagascar without ever having seen amazing fossa, accidentally falls out the hatch of the Tortuga in mid-flight and lands deep in an island forest - amongst a group of the very creatures he longed to find! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#120] Date Night/Face on the Fritz Date Night - When Jet realizes that it's the anniversary of Carrot and Celery's first date, he wants to recreate that first picnic they had on one of Bortron 7's moons. The kids all get involved to help create the perfect date night. Curriculum: It's hard to have a picnic anywhere in the Solar System besides Earth - here we're not too near or too far from the Sun, so the temperature is just right, plus we have liquid oceans and a breathable atmosphre. Anywhere else, you'd definitely have a hard time enjoying a picnic outdoors. Face on the Fritz - When the kids are trying to build a new pet house for Sunspot and FACE 9000 gives them mixed-up directions, they learn that it is time for FACE 9000 to get upgraded. In the meantime FACE 9000's "substitute," the "DATA-BOX," is an old Earth computer from the early 1980s. The kids need to learn how to give instructions in the way computers understand, putting them in charge of using technology in an active way. When FACE 9000 comes back, they have learned to appreciate him, as well as to be more independent thinkers. Curriculum: Technology has advanced greatly since the days of the giant computers that guided man to the moon in 1969. However, even though technology is very useful, it is still a tool, not an end in itself, and people still need to know how to monitor and program it. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#134] Amazing Eyes/Water Walkers Amazing Eyes - Sally and Nick are trying to guess which game Harvey the guinea pig might like to play with them. The Cat takes them to meet his friend Katie the Cavy, a wild guinea pig. But when they try to ask her, she playfully runs off! With the help of three different animals with very different ways of seeing, they finally find Katie and discover a guinea pig's favourite game - hide and seek! Water Walkers - Nick and Sally are waiting for Mom to come back so they can play in the pool. Cat suggests that playing on water is even more fun! But how? A trip to Splishy Splashy Pond to meet Walker the water strider will show them. Walker shows how he's able to stay on top of the water with the help of air bubbles as he journeys to the other side of the pond. Back at home, Sally and Nick are ready travel to the other side of the pool! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#201] Moth Frolic-Fest/Dune Patrol duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#114] Curious George's Rocket Ride/Curious George, Station Master * Curious George's Rocket Ride - The International Space Station's food supply has run out, and George is the only one who has the unique skills needed to fly the rocket and deliver the supplies. But George can't help but be curious about what's in those interesting looking containers. Before you know it, George has quite a mess to clean up before the supplies can be launched. Luckily, George's experience with cleaning his room and his knowledge of how shapes fit together helps him put it away in time to get the astronauts their supplies.
    * Curious George, Station Master - George and The Man with the Yellow Hat offer to pick up Bill when his train comes in and when he gets there, Flint Quint, the station master, shows George how he keeps the trains running smoothly and arriving on time. While Flint is eating lunch, George decides he wants to try his hand at being station master and while everything starts off smoothly, pretty soon trains are off schedule, out of order, and very confused. Mr. Quint comes to the rescue, and they put the trains back in the correct number order before they reach the station.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Curious George [#117] George Makes A Stand/Curious George Sees The Light * George Makes a Stand - To earn money for a new soccer ball, George decides to set up his own lemonade stand. With help from Betsy, the stand is such a success that there are too many customers and not enough lemonade. In the nick of time, George remembers a trick that the Doorman showed him-make two glasses out of one by dividing. All the customers are satisfied, and now all George has to figure out is how to explain to The Man with the Yellow Hat what happened to all his lemonade.
    * Curious George Sees the Light - A new traffic light is installed on the country road and George decides that it would really work a lot better with a few adjustments. But George's fixes don't have the desired effect-traffic gets backed up and even Jumpy can't get across the street to find his nuts! George has to work with Officer Quint to fix the light and get a better understanding of just what those red, yellow and green lights mean.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#205H] Daniel Fixes Trolley/Problem Solver Daniel * Daniel Fixes Trolley - Daniel accidentally breaks a wheel off Trolley while playing. When Mom is too busy to help Daniel put the wheel back on, she urges him to try to figure it out on his own and explains that fixing it on his own will make him feel good about himself.
    * Problem Solver Daniel - Daniel is playing with Miss Elaina and they accidentally break one of the toys. They call Teacher Harriet over to help fix the problem but she tells them to work out a solution without her. They do, and feel proud that they can figure things out all by themselves. Strategy: Try to solve the problem yourself and you'll feel proud.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#206H] Daniel's Friends Say No/Prince Wednesday Doesn't Want to Play * Daniel's Friends Say No - When Daniel gets to school, he approaches Miss Elaina to play with her but is frustrated when he finds that she would rather read alone. Daniel learns that sometimes his friends might not want to play with him and that's OK because he can find fun things to do on his own.
    * Prince Wednesday Doesn't Want to Play - When Daniel gets to the park, Prince Tuesday and Prince Wednesday are playing together. Daniel wants to join in but is upset because Prince Wednesday only wants to play with his brother. Soon O arrives and they both figure out that they can play together since Wednesday and Tuesday are having "brother time." Strategy: When a friend doesn't want to play with you,you can find something else to do.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#116] The Greatest Treasure of All/Crabulous After the kids hunt for treasure and compare what they've found, Flo explains that she knows the location of a wonderful treasure that came from above the surface. Since the kids want to find it, Flo sets them out on a mysterious journey and if they follow her directions, the treasure will be waiting for them. / Bubbles, feeling self-conscious about a healing blemish on her face, meets Myshell, a friendly, outgoing decorator crab who has covered her shell with all kinds of shells, coral and sponges. Myshell teaches Bubbles how to feel good about herself from the inside out. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4706] Elmo's Sweet Ride Elmo shares his scooter with Zoe and learns how to be patient and wait for his turn, while she practices and learns how to ride. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Super Why! [#312H] Where's Woofster? Whyatt's puppy Woofster clearly wants to play a game with Whyatt and his friend Princess, but they can't figure out what game he wants to play. To find the answer to this really big question, the Super Readers jump into the book Where's Woofster? where they find themselves in Puppy Land, but they can't find Woofster. The Super Readers have to use their super powers to find Woofster so that they can find the answer. Educational Objectives: To look closely--and keep looking--for things that are hidden. Kids will practice the alphabet and identify the letters W, O, G, B, A, O, and S and rhyme -AIN words. They'll use the power to read to try out different words to change the story and find the answer! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#311H] Classic in the Jurassic: Ultimate Face-off/Back in Time The Nature Trackers Adventure Campers are back for another adventure and this time they'll be travelling to a rainforest! Once they arrive in the dense, overgrown rainforest, the campers explore different levels of the ecosystem, including the forest floor and the canopy of leaves at the top of the forest. After a hike through the rainforest, the campers' fun adventure culminates as each kid takes a ride on a zip line, where they all get a bird's eye view of the entire rainforest! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Peg + Cat [#220H] The Pig Problem/The Mariachi Problem The Pig Problem - The Farm / Radio City Music Hall. When the Pig leaves the farm to join the opera, Peg and Cat realize they can't make it without him. Primary Content: Using a calendar Secondary Content: Comparing amounts. The Mariachi Problem - Mexico City. Cat hires a 7-piece Mariachi band to serenade his true love, Rosana. Primary Content: Relative positions - above, below, in front of, behind, next to Secondary Content: Counting to 9. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4706] Elmo's Sweet Ride Elmo shares his scooter with Zoe and learns how to be patient and wait for his turn, while she practices and learns how to ride. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#116] The Greatest Treasure of All/Crabulous After the kids hunt for treasure and compare what they've found, Flo explains that she knows the location of a wonderful treasure that came from above the surface. Since the kids want to find it, Flo sets them out on a mysterious journey and if they follow her directions, the treasure will be waiting for them. / Bubbles, feeling self-conscious about a healing blemish on her face, meets Myshell, a friendly, outgoing decorator crab who has covered her shell with all kinds of shells, coral and sponges. Myshell teaches Bubbles how to feel good about herself from the inside out. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY
  • 2:00 pm
    Curious George [#114] Curious George's Rocket Ride/Curious George, Station Master * Curious George's Rocket Ride - The International Space Station's food supply has run out, and George is the only one who has the unique skills needed to fly the rocket and deliver the supplies. But George can't help but be curious about what's in those interesting looking containers. Before you know it, George has quite a mess to clean up before the supplies can be launched. Luckily, George's experience with cleaning his room and his knowledge of how shapes fit together helps him put it away in time to get the astronauts their supplies.
    * Curious George, Station Master - George and The Man with the Yellow Hat offer to pick up Bill when his train comes in and when he gets there, Flint Quint, the station master, shows George how he keeps the trains running smoothly and arriving on time. While Flint is eating lunch, George decides he wants to try his hand at being station master and while everything starts off smoothly, pretty soon trains are off schedule, out of order, and very confused. Mr. Quint comes to the rescue, and they put the trains back in the correct number order before they reach the station.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17005H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12135] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    History Detectives [#703H] * St. Valentine's Day Massacre - HD stares down the barrel of a shotgun for clues that one of Al Capone's men fired it in a Chicago gang massacre that shocked the nation. The gun came to the contributor's family after it was handed down through two generations of prominent Chicago families. It's a Western Field single-barreled repeating action 12-guage shotgun. The barrel and the stock were once shortened just the way the Capone gang liked its guns: easy to conceal and with greater destructive force. Elyse Luray tests the gun's firepower, consults with ballistics experts and combs through physical evidence to see if she can place this gun at the scene of the crime.
    * Booth Letter - A contributor gave HD a letter indicating that, 30 years before John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln, Booth's father threatened to kill another sitting president, Andrew Jackson. Signed "Junius Brutus Booth," the letter to Jackson reads, "You damn'd old scoundrel ... I will cut your throat whilst you are sleeping." The writer insists that Jackson pardon two men who were sentenced to death. Why did the fate of these two men incite such fury? Tukufu Zuberi travels to Nashville to consult historians at The Hermitage, the ancestral home of President Andrew Jackson, and to Washington, DC, to talk with a Booth biographer. Was the letter a hoax? Or did assassination run in the Booth blood?
    * Cemetery Alarm - A Midland, Michigan, man who collects war munitions snapped up an item at an estate auction that looked like a Civil War-era weapon. On closer inspection, after consulting with other collectors, he decided he had a grave alarm: an explosive device meant to guard against grave robbers. Is this truly a grave alarm? Wes Cowan's investigation winds through tales of body snatching and cadaver dissecting, unusual crimes and the most unlikely suspects.
    duration 56:05   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#37005] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17005H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12135] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#511H] duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 7:30 pm
    Washington Week [#5727] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    Young Victoria We think of Queen Victoria as a respectable matron, the epitome of duty, a beloved monarch. But Victoria's path to the throne was by no means easy. Britain in the 1830s was a country on the brink of revolution. The people could not have borne another debauched son of George III as King. Fortunately, they were able to invest their hopes in the innocent Princess Victoria. But there were those determined to grab power for themselves - not least her mother. Intrigue, deception, death threats...this is the true story of the young queen. duration 49:06   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Enjoy an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Rosanne Cash, Edie Brickell, Paul Simon, Alison Krauss, Raul Malo, Neil Young and more pay tribute. Nelson's lyrics give voice to America's heartland and his music pushes genre boundaries. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:30 pm
    Ride Along The Lincoln Highway The film celebrates the history, the instigators, the various routes, the length and the wonderful American sights that can be seen along this first coast-to-coast highway. First established in 1913, the Lincoln Highway connects Times Square in New York City with Lincoln Park in San Francisco, passing through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, a bit of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada. Produced by Rick Sebak, the film chronicles its history and profiles the current landmarks still along the way. duration 56:35   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Music Voyager [#803H] Peru: Lima Original Hosts Alvaro Fernandez and Jacob Edgar meet in Lima, Pera to explore the different sights, sounds, and tastes of one of the most intriguing and exotic countries in South America. In the cosmopolitan capital of Lima they explore the rational Lima, the amazing cuisines that the city is famous for and the music of a Peruvian legend. duration 25:54   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    History Detectives [#703H] * St. Valentine's Day Massacre - HD stares down the barrel of a shotgun for clues that one of Al Capone's men fired it in a Chicago gang massacre that shocked the nation. The gun came to the contributor's family after it was handed down through two generations of prominent Chicago families. It's a Western Field single-barreled repeating action 12-guage shotgun. The barrel and the stock were once shortened just the way the Capone gang liked its guns: easy to conceal and with greater destructive force. Elyse Luray tests the gun's firepower, consults with ballistics experts and combs through physical evidence to see if she can place this gun at the scene of the crime.
    * Booth Letter - A contributor gave HD a letter indicating that, 30 years before John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln, Booth's father threatened to kill another sitting president, Andrew Jackson. Signed "Junius Brutus Booth," the letter to Jackson reads, "You damn'd old scoundrel ... I will cut your throat whilst you are sleeping." The writer insists that Jackson pardon two men who were sentenced to death. Why did the fate of these two men incite such fury? Tukufu Zuberi travels to Nashville to consult historians at The Hermitage, the ancestral home of President Andrew Jackson, and to Washington, DC, to talk with a Booth biographer. Was the letter a hoax? Or did assassination run in the Booth blood?
    * Cemetery Alarm - A Midland, Michigan, man who collects war munitions snapped up an item at an estate auction that looked like a Civil War-era weapon. On closer inspection, after consulting with other collectors, he decided he had a grave alarm: an explosive device meant to guard against grave robbers. Is this truly a grave alarm? Wes Cowan's investigation winds through tales of body snatching and cadaver dissecting, unusual crimes and the most unlikely suspects.
    duration 56:05   STEREO TVPG
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    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

      UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues!  If you’re still experiencing audio issues, you may need to rescan your television. Visit kqed.org/54move to learn how. 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

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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.

PBS Kids

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.