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KQED 9: Thursday, February 6, 2014

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Thursday, February 6, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#20033] (original broadcast date: 02/05/2014)
    * Ellen Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History; Mike Novacek Senior Vice President and Provost of Science; and Neil Degrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium
    * Robert Edsel, author of 'The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History'
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#33026] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, snowstorms put some hiring on hold in January. So what's the real cost of the winter cold to the economy? And, CVS will stop selling cigarettes, losing about $2 billion in sales annually. Will the company's short-term pain turn into long-term gain? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    QUEST [#313] Decoding Synthetic Biology/Wetlands Time Machine Find out what leading synthetic biologists are building with biological tools, and QUEST discovers how historical ecologists are recreating San Francisco Bay wetlands that existed decades ago. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#3004#] An Original DUCKumentary Working with "Hummingbirds" producer Ann Prum, Nature features another popular, beautiful and fascinating bird - the duck. The story follows a wood duck family and discovers how a male and female create a bond, migrate together across thousands of miles, nurture and protect a brood of chicks and come full circle as they head to their wintering grounds. But our stars are just one of some 150 species of ducks. They come in all shapes and sizes and abilities - some are dabblers popping in and out of the surface of a glass lake and others swim with powerful webbed feet underwater. They fly through the air on short, stubby wings, traveling in large, energy-efficient formations over thousands of miles. Some are noisy and gregarious, others shy and elusive. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Nova [#4104H] Roman Catacomb Mystery Beneath the streets of Rome lies an ancient city of the dead known as the Catacombs -- a labyrinth of tunnels, hundreds of miles long, lined with tombs. Now, Nova goes inside a previously-unknown complex within the tunnel system: a mysterious mass grave, locked away for nearly 2000 years. Nova's forensic investigation opens up fascinating new insights into the daily life and health of Roman citizens at the heyday of its mighty empire. duration 54:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Super Skyscrapers [#101H] One World Trade Center One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the western hemisphere and a famous modern landmark, is engineered to be the safest and strongest skyscraper ever built. This episode follows the final year of exterior construction, culminating with the milestone of reaching the symbolic height of 1,776 feet. For head of construction Steve Plate, as well as scientists, engineers, ironworkers and curtain wall installers, this is a construction job suffused with the history of the site and a sense of duty to rebuild from the ashes of Ground Zero. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Last Days of Man: Top Ten Ways to Extinction [#102H] Threats from Mankind 5 additional potential threats to our survival are explored, starting with the one of the worst nuclear disasters yet - Chernobyl. From the abandoned city of Pripyat and the Chernobyl disaster, things go from bad to worse as scientists and other experts count down risks and race to find solutions to other threats that include climate catastrophes, doomsday wars, robots who use their artificial intelligence to outsmart us, and synthetic biology gone bad. duration 54:42   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#107H] The Tree Problem/Another Tree Problem The Tree Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. When Cat is stuck in a tree, Peg needs to figure out how to get him down using three giant gifts. Primary Content: Spatial sense, solving a puzzle; Secondary Content: Direction, position.
    Another Tree Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. When Cat is stuck in a tree again Peg has to find a different way to get him down. Primary Content: Ordering objects by height; Secondary Content: Ordinal numbers.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#129H] Digging The Deep/Puddle Puzzle * Digging The Deep - Nick and Sally are exploring how deep they can dig in the sandbox. The Cat arrives to whisk them away to the deepest place he knows - the bottom of the Swirly Whirly Ocean! They meet up with Aurilia the Angler fish who guides them to the very bottom of the ocean floor. Now that they've gone as deep as deep can be, it's off to find the next adventure!
    * Puddle Puzzle - Nick and Sally are excited to jump in the giant puddle in their backyard - but it's gone! Where did it go? With the help of Cat's Seussian camera, they see that the puddle has turned into water vapour. Off they go to the Bluey Blue Sky to follow their puddle. They discover that the water vapour rises high into the sky, then cools off and falls as rain. They go back home and are delighted to see that their puddle is back.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#132H] A Snowy Day/Tutu All The Time A Snowy Day: It's snowing in the Neighborhood! Miss Elaina is coming over to Daniel's house to play in the snow. When it's time to go outside, Mom Tiger helps Daniel change out of his pajamas into clothes that will keep him warm and he learns how important it is to choose the proper clothes. Tutu All the Time: Katerina is wearing her favorite sparkly tutu at school today! She likes to wear it all the time, even when she's painting and playing "grizzly bear" with her friends. But she soon learns how important it is to choose the proper clothes for the things you want to do. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#517H] Growing Up Caillou Caillou's Mini Marathon: Caillou wants to run a marathon, just like Daddy. His father explains that marathons are for grown-ups, but Caillou insists he can do it! Caillou and Daddy go running together, and Caillou discovers it's harder than it looks. When he sees Rosie dawdling along, Caillou realizes that everyone runs at their own speed and ability - and he decides to run a mini-marathon instead! Educational Objective: Accepting limitations and choosing appropriate goals. Smooth Sailing: Caillou likes sailing with Daddy and Grandpa. Only, he wants to be Captain! Grandpa and Daddy try to convince him that his job - as Lookout - is very important, but Caillou isn't convinced. ..until he helps them find Treasure Cove by spotting various landmarks and leading the way. Educational Objective: Learning that everyone's job is important. Am I Big Yet?: Rosie has had a growth spurt and Caillou wants one too. He tries desperately to grow bigger - by eating lots, and exercising, and even trying to sleep during the day. But nothing works! When Caillou sees that his friend Andre doesn't always like being big - because he can't do some of the fun things he did when he was little - Caillou decides it's okay to be little...at least for a little while longer. Educational Objective: Realizing there's no need to rush growing up. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#705H] Honey of a Monkey/Curious George's Egg Hunt * Honey of a Monkey - George and Steve are in a sticky situation when they accidentally eat all of Betsy's honeycomb. Will their homemade beehive produce enough honeycomb in time for Betsy's Earth Day presentation, or will she be buzzing mad?
    * Curious George's Egg Hunt - George and Allie have discovered an egg in the grass with no nest in sight. Where is the egg's mother? They search high and low to find the right bird's nest but no egg will match. Could it be another kind of animal is inside the tiny round shell?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#128H] Flutter By Butterfly/Pretty In Pink * Flutter By Butterfly - Sally and Nick are pretending to be butterflies, but they're not very good at it. The Cat takes them to meet Bernadette the Monarch butterfly, who can teach them all about fluttering. Following Bernadette from Milky Weed Meadow to Prickly Pines forest they learn that butterfly wings are used for so much more than just fluttering!
    * Pretty in Pink - Sally and Nick are having fun trying out different moves when the Cat arrives to show them some cool moves of his own. He learned them from Pinkie the flamingo. The kids want to learn too, so off they go to Gooney Goon Lagoon! There they learn all about flamingos - fun moves and all! Back at home Cat, Nick and Sally all move together - the flamingo way!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#112H] The Baby Problem/The Sparkling Sphere Problem The Baby Problem - Peg's Room. Babysitters Peg and Cat rescue the precocious Baby Fox from the top of his elaborate block tower. Primary Content: Solid shapes; Secondary Content: Diagrams.
    The Sparkling Sphere Problem - Magical Forest. Knights of the Round Table Peg and Cat search for the Wizard Ramone, who has floated away in a sparkling sphere. Primary Content: Rectangular prism and rhombus; Secondary Content: Counting by twos.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#206H] That's Not A Dinosaur/Tiny's Garden * The kids visit the Big Pond to attend the Biome Block Party. While attempting to win the leaf-necklace contest, Keenan Chirostemotes claims the Pteranodon sibs can't compete for the prize for "dinosaur" with the most leaves because they are not dinosaurs. This launches the kids into a song called "That's Not a Dinosaur", as all the non-dinosaurs sing their piece. In the end, the game rules are changed to include all creatures, even non-dinosaurs, in all the contests!
    * The Nature Trackers go on a visit to the Big Pond, where Tiny hopes to see her favorite flowers. The Conductor tells her that if the kids gather seeds at the pond, they can bring them home and plant a garden full of those same flowers at the family nest! The kids all get into it, gathering seeds and bringing them home, where they plant a garden,and meet its new inhabitants, including Sammy, a friendly slug, who explains that slugs, spiders, and butterflies all help to make a garden complete.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#138] Topsy Turvy/Clifford's Charm School * Topsy Turvy - Jetta and Emily trade dogs for the Islands annual Topsy Turvy Day, a day when everything gets turned around. Jetta learns that being kind and thoughtful gets you a lot farther than being bossy.
    *Clifford's Charm School - Mrs. Bleakman is having a very special party for her book club members and Cleo and Mac convince Clifford that his regular good manners wont be good enough for the event. Clifford believes he is just fine the way he is, but Cleo and Mac insist on teaching him some special fancy manners. In the end, Clifford decides to just be himself and ends up saving the party by providing shade for Mrs. Bleakmans guests.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#210] The Big, Big Present/Hanukah Plunder Blunder * The Big, Big Present: The kittens accidentally break the Menorah. Their "sticky" attempts to fix it result in a special, if unusual, Menorah that becomes part of their annual celebration.
    * Hanukah Plunder Blunder: Zo can't resist sneaking in and opening all eight of his presents on the first night of Hanukah. He soon realizes that he's spoiled his own fun by taking the surprise out of each night. Flo comes to the rescue by allowing him to share in her new gifts.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4423H] Baby Bear Hates Tee Ball Papa Bear is excited to teach Baby Bear T-Ball, but Baby Bear would rather draw the ball than hit it. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#20033] (original broadcast date: 02/05/2014)
    * Ellen Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History; Mike Novacek Senior Vice President and Provost of Science; and Neil Degrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium
    * Robert Edsel, author of 'The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History'
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#805H] Bocanova, Willi's Wine Bar, The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus * Latin-inspired flavors thrill the palate at the Pan-American Grill, Bocanova, in Jack London Square.
    * Next, small plates, a local handpicked winelist and worldly flavors abound at Willi's Wine Bar in Santa Rosa.
    * Lastly, elegant and chic, The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus serves lunch, afternoon tea and lots of bubbles under its landmark, stained-glass dome in San Francisco.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#604H] Great American Meat and Potatoes Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Atlanta Brisket. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of steak sauce. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make Roasted Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#129] Rick Bayless Chef/owner Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill in Chicago, known for his skills in cooking Mexican food, creates a Black Bean Tortilla Casserole and Rick's Refried Beans. Bayless offers a number of tips for his dish, such as using an herb called episote to add taste to (and remove gas from) beans; and buying tortillas produced locally, and without preservatives, if possible. duration 25:34   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17037H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10859] * Olympic Games * Children in Syria * AIDS cure * Late night * The money race * "The Parthenon Enigma" duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17037H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Curious George [#705H] Honey of a Monkey/Curious George's Egg Hunt * Honey of a Monkey - George and Steve are in a sticky situation when they accidentally eat all of Betsy's honeycomb. Will their homemade beehive produce enough honeycomb in time for Betsy's Earth Day presentation, or will she be buzzing mad?
    * Curious George's Egg Hunt - George and Allie have discovered an egg in the grass with no nest in sight. Where is the egg's mother? They search high and low to find the right bird's nest but no egg will match. Could it be another kind of animal is inside the tiny round shell?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#207H] Tough Enough/How Cool Is Coral * Tough Enough - Nick and Sally are trying to guess what animal is the toughest one - is it a lion? Oh no, it must be the enormous elephant! Why not at all, says The Cat. The toughest of all is a teeny tiny Waterbear. Huh? Off to meet Cat's friend Wally the Waterbear. After shrinking down in the Thingamajigger, they find Wally and start to play the Tough Enough game! Wally is tough enough to live anywhere, so it's off to Freeze Your Knees Snowland to test it out. Then they go to the super hot Gritchity-Gratch Desert, then even a trip into space! Wally can live anywhere! He really is the toughest of all!
    * How Cool is Coral - The Cat needs help! He needs to get his fish friend Ting Tang Tony back to his family. Off to Scoobamareen they go!Tony and Cat got distracted while he was drawing pictures of the beautiful coral that's all around them. Using Cat's drawings as a map,they swim to get Tony back home. Along the way they meet little polyps that live in the coral and learn that they actually helped to make it! They learn about how long it takes to make and how delicate it is. Luckily they soon find Tony's family and they're reunited. Back home Nick and Sally make their own coral drawings, cause you never know when the Cat might need help again!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#218H] Rocket Jaw: Rescuer of the Reef While checking out how coral reefs are formed, the Wild Kratts discover that Zach and Donita have sent robotic Parrotfish to collect coral to make jewelry. Martin and Chris must use the power of the greatest hunters of the reef to stop this evil plot. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10859] * Olympic Games * Children in Syria * AIDS cure * Late night * The money race * "The Parthenon Enigma" duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33027] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, stocks soar after an upbeat reading on the labor market. But tomorrow's employment report will be the real test to see whether the gains can be extended. And, as profits at General Motors drop, does the new CEO of the largest U.S. automaker have a plan for the road ahead? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#212H] Jardiniere, Esperpento, Trattoria La Siciliana Elegance describes the first restaurant featured on this week's show. It's a special occasion place, with a French-California menu and extensive wine list. Traditional tapas is served in a informal setting at the next stop. A friendly place where traveling musicians stop in to play. Lastly Sicilian flavors in a small, chaotic space made for sharing in a casual atmosphere. duration 27:03   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4220H] Inspector Lewis, Series V: The Soul of Genius When the body of an obsessive Oxford English professor is discovered ritually buried, Lewis and Hathaway are set upon a seemingly impossible quest to uncover the truth. The detectives soon find that multiple riddles are in need of solving - from an intellectual rivalry with the professor's brother to an amateur detective's incessant meddling. Guest stars are James Fleet ("Little Dorrit") and Celia Imrie ("Cranford"). duration 1:24:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:27 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4221#] Inspector Lewis, Series V: Generation of Vipers Suspicions abound as Lewis and Hathaway investigate the death of a lovelorn Oxford professor. Was her death caused by an embarrassing internet leak or something much more sinister? Toby Stephens ("Jane Eyre") guest stars. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:57 pm
    Last Days of Anne Boleyn Anne Boleyn's sudden and violent downfall has captivated and fiercely divided historians, writers and amateur enthusiasts for centuries, thanks to its intoxicating elements of romance, power, sex, religion and political intrigue. But who is this most argued over woman in history, and why did she have to go? This fascinating drama documentary examines the terrific controversy at the heart of her story. Compressed into three paranoid and panic-laden weeks, from Anne's arrest to her death on the scaffold, the film combines dramatic reconstruction with argumentative contributions from highly respected commentators - including Hilary Mantel, David Starkey, Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, who all have their own distinctive take on Anne's fate. Loved and hated, scorned and respected in equal measure, how much was Anne Boleyn an agent of her own destruction and how much a casualty of the stark sexual politics of the Tudor court? duration 1:01:44   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#20034] (original broadcast date: 02/06/2014)
    George Clooney and Grant Heslov discuss their film "The Monuments Men"
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
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