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KQED 9: Thursday, April 10, 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, April 10, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#20078] (original broadcast date: 4/09/14)
    * Carlotta Gall discusses her new book: "The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014"
    * a look at the film "Hateship Loveship" with director Liza Johnson & actor Kristen Wiig
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#33071] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the Fed moves markets - again. What does it mean for stocks and the economy? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    QUEST [#707H] Sea Otters, New Cars and Old Forests Meet biologists in Washington state exploring the surprising connection between sea otters and climate change; take a test drive in San Francisco with new hydrogen-powered cars that only emit water vapor; and find out how scientists in Wisconsin are working to build a more resilient forest. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#3108] My Bionic Pet The animals of the world may increasingly need our help with big issues like preserving their habitat or species conservation. But sometimes individual animals need our help as well. Left disabled without fins, flippers, beaks, or tails because of disease, accidents, or even human cruelty, these unfortunate creatures need what amounts to a miracle if they are to survive. Luckily for them, sometimes miracles do happen. Amazing prosthetics made possible by the latest engineering and technology are able to provide just what they need, and scientists are finding that innovations created in the process are benefitting both animals and humans. We will meet these inspiring animals and the remarkable individuals whose work has helped them live their lives again. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Nova [#4108] Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? We have all gazed into a creature's eyes and wondered: what is it thinking about? What does it really know? Now, the revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions. In this mini-series, NOVA explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures: dogs, birds and dolphins. We'll travel into the spectacularly nuanced noses of dogs and wolves, and ask whether their reliance on different senses has shaped their evolution. We'll see through the eyes of a starling in flight and test the tool-using skills of the smartest of birds, the crow. We'll listen in as scientists track dolphins in the Caribbean and elephants on the African savannah, trying to unlock the secrets of animal communication. As we discover how researchers are pushing the animal mind to its limits, we'll uncover surprising similarities to -- and differences from -- the human mind. Today, researchers are discovering that some creatures have mastered skills purportedly restricted to humans. Many are bird brains. Meet a cockatoo with a talent for picking locks; a wild crow on a mission to solve an eight-step puzzle; and a tame raven who can solve a puzzle box so quickly that his performance has to be captured with high-speed photography. Are these skills really evidence of high intelligence or just parlor tricks, the result of training and instinct? To find out, NOVA tests the limits of some of the planet's brainiest animals, searching for the secrets of a problem-solving mind. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Your Inner Fish [#101] Your Inner Fish Our arms, legs, necks and lungs were bequeathed to us by a fish that lumbered onto land some 375 million years ago. The genetic legacy of this creature can be seen today in our own DNA, including the genes used to build our hands and limbs. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Nova [#3808H] Venom: Nature's Killer Venom scientists are in a race against time. Inside the bodies of many creatures, evolution has produced extreme toxic cocktails, all designed for one reason: to kill. It took millions of years to perfect these ultimate brews of proteins and peptides and we have only just begun to discover their potential. Now, the race is on to collect and study them before the animals that produce them disappear. But how does venom do its deadly work?
    Nova reveals how venom causes the body to shut down, arteries to bleed uncontrollably and limbs to go black and die. But nature's most destructive and extreme poisons could contain the building blocks for a new generation of advanced drugs that could treat heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity and cancer. This episode follows scientists on their expeditions to track down and capture the planet's most deadly creatures, risking life and limb just to tease out milligrams of venom and get it back to the lab. Find out how nature's deadliest cocktails could be medicine's brightest new hope.
    duration 54:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#108H] The Dinosaur Problem/The Beethoven Problem The Dinosaur Problem - Prehistoric Valley. When Peg and Cat get lost riding dinosaurs through a prehistoric forest, they use a diagram to find their way to safety before the Baby T-Rex catches up to them. Primary Content: Following diagrams; Secondary Content: Patterns.
    The Beethoven Problem - Vienna, circa 1800. When Peg and Cat are helping their pal Ludwig Van Beethoven write a symphony, Cat laughs in a certain pattern that gives Beethoven a great idea. Primary Content: Patterns; Secondary Content: Ordinal Numbers.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#119H] Thump/Squirreled Away * Thump: Nick is trying to make his mother a surprise lunch, but she keeps coming into the kitchen! If only there was a way for him to know when she was coming. The Cat takes Nick and Sally to meet his friend Twitch the rabbit. Twitch and her bunnies teach Nick and Sally how to stop, look and listen. Now Sally that can warn Nick when his mom is coming, they're able to surprise her with lunch!
    * Squirreled Away: Nick can't remember where he put his yo-yo. Cat offers to take the kids to meet his friend Bucky the Squirrel who is good at both hiding and finding things! Nick and Sally learn how to use markers to help them remember where they put things. Back at home Nick thinks like Bucky then is able to find his yo-yo!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 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)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#401] Starry Night Things that go bump in the night, and others that light up the sky, are on everyone's mind today. A family corn roast dinner at Grandma and Grandpa's under the star-studded sky prompts Grandpa to bring out his telescope and introduce Caillou to the constellations, planets, and moon. Grandpa discovers a new planetarium is opening and there's a prize for the best space costume. Caillou is thrilled when the winner turns out to be...a surprise! But fun turns to fear at bedtime when Caillou decides that a monster is lurking in his room. All's well when Mom and Dad unmask Caillou's monster as a tree branch on the window! Then, during a winter storm, the lights go out and Caillou is very afraid. Dad builds a fire in the fireplace and the family pretends they're camping. They even toast marshmallows! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#704H] Where's The Firedog?/Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye * Where's the Firedog? - George's canine friend Blaze keeps running away from the firehouse. When Blaze winds up in the animal shelter, George and his firefighter friend Sam learn how to keep her safe by putting a tag on her collar, walking her on a leash, and making sure she's never lonely.
    * Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye - Toots the blues-singing germ is back and the Man with the Yellow Hat has a cold. George chases Toots out of the Man but now the germ wants to spread to other people. Can George stop Toots before they catch the infectious tune?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#120H] Pick Your Friends/ Finola's Farm * Finola's Farm: Nick and Sally are trying to have breakfast but have run out of milk. The Cat arrives to take them to Finola's Farm to have breakfast with Finola. First they learn how to milk a cow, then they discover that cows milk can be made into butter and cheese and best of all - ice cream!
    * Pick Your Friends: It's Valentine's Day and Nick and Sally can't agree on how to decorate the card they're making for Cat. Does this mean they aren't really best friends? Cat takes them to meet Sheldon, a tortoise who knows all about friendship. They learn that Sheldon's best friend is completely different than he is and that being best friends doesn't mean you always have to agree.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#111H] The Slop Problem/The Birthday Present Problem The Slop Problem - The Farm. Peg and Cat enlist the Teens to help them figure out how to clean filthy farm animals of various sizes. Primary Content: More, less; Secondary Content: Counting by fives up to 25.
    The Birthday Present Problem - Peg's House/Pirate Island/Prehistoric Valley/The Purple Planet/Fairytale Land/The Giants' House. Peg and Cat gather 30 rocks from their favorite lands to give Peg's Mom for her 30th birthday. Primary Content: Counting by fives up to 30; Secondary Content: Time, using a calendar.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#122H] Have You Heard About The Herd?/Jess Hesperornis * Have You Heard About the Herd? - Tiny and Buddy are psyched to go to the Cretaceous Picnic Grounds where they meet Ernie Einiosaurus, who shows them how he lives in a large herd! Ernie introduces the Pteranodons to a herding game that makes even Mrs. Pteranodon put on her game face!
    * Jess Hesperornis - The Pteranodons venture to the Big Pond to find out if dinosaurs can live in the water. Their quandaries are quenched when they meet Jess Hesperornis, who turns out to be not only a water dwelling dino, but a bird as well!
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Colonial Williamsburg Fieldtrips [#1707] War of 1812 A generation after the Revolution, Americans were once again plunged into war with Great Britain. Why? Join Henry Clay, Tecumseh, Andrew Jackson, James Madison, and others as they struggle to determine what course the United States will take. duration 57:30   TVY
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4406H] Help-O-Bots Telly, Rosita, and Elmo pretend to be robots to try and help Chris at Hooper's Store. Educational Objective: Cognitive Reasoning duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#20078] (original broadcast date: 4/09/14)
    * Carlotta Gall discusses her new book: "The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014"
    * a look at the film "Hateship Loveship" with director Liza Johnson & actor Kristen Wiig
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#403H] Coco 5oo, Crogan's Montclair, Red Jade We begin with CoCo 5OO for fresh ingredients at the table and the bar. Next a visit to Crogan's Montclair for traditional fare. Lastly we try green onion pancakes at the Chinese restaurant called Red Jade. duration 27:06   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1315H] Great Italian Pasta Sauces Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Pasta all'Amatriciana. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for box graters in the Equipment Corner, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of canned whole tomatoes. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making the best Quick Mushroom Ragu with lots of mushroom flavor. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#139] Monique Barbeau and Jacques Torres Chef Monique Barbeau from Fullers in Seattle and pastry chef Jacques Torres from Le Cirque in New York visit Julia Child in her kitchen. Barbeau creates Eggplant Falafel With Tahini Dressing. Torres prepares a baked chocolate soup with meringue - a dessert that contains bananas soaked in rum and is then covered with caramelized sugar. duration 25:36   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17100H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10904] * Civil rights * Global education * New high school approach * Through a Screen Darkly duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17100H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Curious George [#704H] Where's The Firedog?/Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye * Where's the Firedog? - George's canine friend Blaze keeps running away from the firehouse. When Blaze winds up in the animal shelter, George and his firefighter friend Sam learn how to keep her safe by putting a tag on her collar, walking her on a leash, and making sure she's never lonely.
    * Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye - Toots the blues-singing germ is back and the Man with the Yellow Hat has a cold. George chases Toots out of the Man but now the germ wants to spread to other people. Can George stop Toots before they catch the infectious tune?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#117H] A Long Winter's Nap/The Tree Doctor * A Long Winter's Nap: Sally and Nick are so excited to go ice skating tomorrow, that they can't fall asleep! Cat's friend Boris the Bear can help! Off they go to the Gleep-sneep Woods to learn how Boris gets ready to take his long winter's nap. Back at home, Nick and Sally follow Boris' advice, and, with the help of a bedtime story from Cat, they quickly fall asleep.
    * The Tree Doctor: Sally's little maple sapling hasn't grown any bigger! To discover why, The Cat in the Hat takes the kids to meet Dr. Twiggles. With the help of the doctor and his songs, Nick and Sally discover how trees "eat" - through their leaves and roots. They also learn that trees grow verrrry slowly. A few more years and their maple sapling will grow into a maple tree!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#302H] When Fish Fly Martin and Chris challenge Koki and Aviva to a contest about who has the most challenging job. In their quest to win this challenge, the gang uncovers an unlikely animal partner that could ultimately lead either team to victory...or defeat. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10904] * Civil rights * Global education * New high school approach * Through a Screen Darkly duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33072] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, a sea of red. Stocks sell off led lower again by the Nasdaq. What you need to know. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#902H] Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso At our first restaurant, the bright bold flavors of Catalan cooking are the pride and joy of tasty tapas spot Contigo in San Francisco. For Texas-style barbeque done right, we follow the blazing smoke trails over the bridge to Smoke Berkeley. Finally, San Leandro neighborhood gem Paradiso features fresh Mediterranean cuisine, along with a page-turning wine list. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4318H] Inspector Lewis, Series VI: Intelligent Design Lewis and Hathaway are called in to examine the brutal death of a chemistry professor recently released from prison. There may be a connection to the discovery of a murdered Oxford student reported lost for 15 years. As more casualties and suspects emerge, Lewis considers his future on the force. Edward Fox (Ghandi, "Foyle's War") guest stars. duration 1:23:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:26 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4219H] Endeavour Before Inspector Lewis, there was Inspector Morse, and before Inspector Morse, there was the rookie Constable Morse, fed up with police work and ready to nip his career in the bud by handing in his resignation. That is, until a murder turned up that only he could solve. Shaun Evans ("The Take," "The Virgin Queen") stars as the young Endeavour Morse, before his signature red Jaguar but with his deductive powers already running in high gear. duration 1:24:16   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    CSI On Trial When does solving a crime become a crime? An innocent man confessed to murder and forensic evidence supported his confession. The real killers confessed, but they were ignored by the police. Across the nation, criminal convictions are being overturned due to either incompetence or deliberate misconduct in crime labs. How did Nebraska's foremost CSI fall under suspicion of faking evidence? "CSI on Trial" follows what went wrong in Nebraska and what we can learn from this tragedy. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#20079] (original broadcast date: 4/10/14)
    * A conversation on the Global Economy with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
    * a look at the film The Railway Man with director Jonathan Teplitzky, actors Jeremy Irvine & Colin Firth, and Patti Lomax, wife of Eric Lomax of whom the film is based.
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
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