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KQED 9: Wednesday, May 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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23117] (original broadcast date: 5/30/17)
    * we begin with a political update with Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times and Mark Mazzetti of the New York Times.
    * We continue with an update on Tiger Wood's D.U.I. arrest with Jaime Diaz, editor in chief of Golf World.
    * Next, filmmaker Laura Poitras joins us for a look at her new documentary, "Risk," which profiles WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
    * We conclude with John Wood, the founder of Room to Read, a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy in developing countries.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Articulate with Jim Cotter [#109] It Takes Two In the popular imagination, tango is an exotic seduction born on the sultry streets of Buenos Aires. In truth, it's a complex improvised form danced the world over. Krimes and Punishment - Jesse Krimes describes his six years in federal prison as a kind of "arts residency". Not only did his work keep him sane while on the inside, it's become the foundation for a successful artistic career on the outside. Stephen Costello's Most Valuable Friend - Celebrated opera tenor Stephen Costello has been both blessed and betrayed by his voice. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1119H] Marche Aux Fleurs, Peasant & The Pear, Copita.... We're stepping outside the city to rediscover the Bay Area, starting in Marin for pastoral tranquility reminiscent of Provence at Marche aux Fleurs. Then it's a quick jaunt to Danville for creative rustic dishes at The Peasant & The Pear. Finally, we return to Marin, to Sausalito, where contemporary flavors from Mexico, a choice tequila selection and a party atmosphere can be found at Copita Tequileria y Comida. duration 24:56   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Victorian Slum House [#105] The 1900s Observe the social changes the slum dwellers face as they move into the 20th century. A few families prosper, but others continue to face the poverty endemic in Britain. See what steps are finally taken to alleviate the plight of the poor. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    American Epic [#103] Out of the Many, The One Discover how America's diverse cultures contribute to its musical styles: from the Hopi tribe to Hawaii's Joseph Kekuku to Mexican-American Lydia Mendoza and the Cajun Breaux Family. Mississippi John Hurt's blues inspires a generation of musicians. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 am
    Frontline [#3304H] Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA Frontline investigates how the NRA uses its unrivaled political power to stop gun regulation in America. With first-hand accounts of school killings in Newtown and Columbine, and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Gunned Down examines why despite the national trauma over gun violence Washington hasn't acted. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 5:30 am
    PBS Previews: The Vietnam War This program takes a look at creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: The Vietnam War. Featuring interviews with the filmmakers, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive clips from the series, this program will give viewers an advance look at this Fall's most anticipated film. duration 58:08   SRND51 TV14
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#102H] I Love The Nightlife/Oh Give Me A Home! * I Love the Nightlife - Nick wants to stay awake all night. Good thing the Cat needs help finding his most favorite hat that he lost in the forest of Wagamaroo! The Cat takes Nick and Sally on a nocturnal adventure, along the way meeting a variety of animals who stay up all night!
    * Oh Give Me a Home! - Nick has a super duper special shell and Sally wants one too! The Cat in the Hat takes them to a beachside adventure where they meet Tucker, a hermit crab who is also looking for a new shell because he's grown too big for his. An under the sea fashion show gives both Tucker and Sally super duper special shells!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Arthur [#2006H] Prunella's Tent of Portent/Mutiny on the Pitch At the Elwood City Picnic, Prunella pretends she can see the future at her fortune telling booth. But her best friend, Marina, doubts her mystical powers. The Lakewood Elementary soccer team has had enough of Francine's bossy behavior. To show the team how much they need her, Francine gives up her post to the most unlikely teammate...Buster! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#129H] Seasquatch The Kratt brothers' sub loses power while they are exploring the strange landscape of the ocean depths and they are trapped on the ocean floor of the deep sea. Aviva must figure out how to harness the energy from the deep sea's hydrothermal vents in order to save the brothers and return them to the surface. The Wild Kratts team learns all about the amazing process of chemosynthesis and how deep sea creatures transform toxic chemicals into energy. With a little help from the Yeti crab Martin and Chris are able to capture the this energy and use it to restart the amphi-sub and return to the surface. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#120H] 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 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#134H] Flight of the Firefly/Thunderstruck The Flight of The Firefly - While looking for fireflies in the backyard, Hal catches one so the gang can look closely at it and watch it glow. Hal names the firefly George and promises to watch it and hug it and then set it free which he does, but for some reason George doesn't want to fly away and hangs around Hal. George seems to have something on his mind. Since no one can communicate with a firefly, they call in Houston. With the help of his firefly communicator, they find out that George is lost and needs help finding the Firefly Fiesta! Thunderstruck - It's Nature Scrapbook Day today! Nature Cat and his pals are out in nature, taking photos, drawing pictures and collecting various aspects of nature to put in their nature scrapbook. Suddenly, a thunderstorm causes the gang to seek shelter in Hal's doghouse. As Nature Cat and his friends learn thunderstorms are nothing to be scared of, they also are able to see the beauty of thunderstorms, which become the last entry in their scrapbook. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#124] Keep Out Cows/Curious George and the Missing Piece * Keep Out Cows: George loves Leslie the cow but do she and her friends have to keep eating all those beautiful wildflowers that he wants to show The Man with the Yellow Hat? George works against time and the cows' appetites to come up with a wall strong enough to save the flowers.
    * Curious George and the Missing Piece: When George discovers a bone buried in the ground, he's convinced it's got to be part of a dinosaur skeleton-but which one? When none of the dinosaurs in the museum are missing a piece, George uses his best scientific sleuthing skills to match the bone to the animal. Is the bone from a completely new kind of animal? And why is Charkie always chasing after him to steal that bone away?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#117] Good Morning Daniel/Goodnight Daniel Good Morning Daniel - It's a typical morning in the Tiger household, and Daniel has to get up for school but his playing and imagining distract him from his routine. Daniel learns that his morning routine helps him be ready in time for Trolley to take him to school. Goodnight Daniel - Tonight, Daniel is pretending to be Super Daniel! But after dinner, he has to follow his nighttime routine even though he would rather play. Young viewers follow Daniel as he gets ready for bed and eventually he learns that even super heroes get sleepy. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#118] Daniel Plays Ball/O Builds A Tower Daniel Plays Ball - Daniel, Miss Elaina and Prince Wednesday are at the park with Prince Tuesday. They decide to play a game with a ball. Daniel struggles to catch the ball and gets very frustrated. All of his friends remind him to keep on trying and finally, he succeeds! O Builds a Tower - In the block corner at school, O the Owl is determined to use all of the blocks to build the tallest tower in the world. After many failed attempts, he is frustrated, but Teacher Harriet and O's friends encourage him to try once again. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#122H] Partner Pals/Ultimate Hide and Seek Splash and Bubbles have an argument and decide not to play together for a while. With the help of Dunk and Ripple, they learn how much better things go for each of them when they communicate and cooperate. Splash's friends think he is so good at hide and seek that they decide to challenge him to find sea creatures who can blend into the background, making them very hard to find. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief This nail-biting, cookie-munching thriller celebrates the arts and delights Cookie Monster fans of all ages. A cookie art museum has just opened on Sesame Street. Surrounded by beautiful cookie paintings, such as "Girl with the Cookie Earring" and the "Muncha Lisa," Cookie Monster and his friends feel as though they're in a whole new world. But when art suddenly starts to disappear, Cookie Monster quickly becomes a suspect. Can he clear his name? Will they find the missing art in time or will Cookie Monster be banished from the museum forever? duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Peg + Cat [#124H] The Ring Problem/The Wedding Problem The Ring Problem - Giant land. When the Giant drops the diamond ring he's about to give Giantess, it bounces into a pipe. He needs his very small friends Peg and Cat to get it back.
    The Wedding Problem - Giant land. When Peg and Cat are chosen to organize the Giants' wedding, they must get the twelve steps for a giant wedding in just the right order.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Super Why! [#124Z] Goldilocks and the Three Bears: The Mystery There's a mystery in Storybrook Village - the case of the broken guitar strings! Jack thinks Whyatt is the culprit, but he knows he's innocent! The Super Readers fly into the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and meet up with Goldilocks, who is just as determined to prove that she didn't make the mess in the Three Bears' house! What will it take for Goldilocks, and Whyatt, to convince everyone they're telling the truth?
    Educational Objectives: To learn strategies for convincing someone, explore the practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#1101] Sea and Sand Away from the Sea - When Salty, the dockside diesel, develops engine trouble he worries he will be sent away from the docks. Porter, a new steam engine, arrives to help out, but Salty becomes convinced that Porter has been sent to replace him. Salty is sent to the Dieselworks, but rushes away as soon as he is repaired, spilling oil over himself. Salty races back into the docks slipping and sliding out of control. When Porter saves Salty from causing an accident, the two engines become the best of friends. Educational Objectives: appreciating differences, making new friends, accepting help, taking responsibility. Gone Fishing - Bill and Ben, the tank engine twins, see Harvey, the crane engine, at Brendam Docks. They tease him about having a hook and ask if he is going fishing. Porter helps Harvey see the positive side of being both a crane and an engine, and encourages him to help pull some trucks. Harvey is not very confident, but when he has an accident and derails his trucks, he soon realizes just how useful being a crane engine can be. Educational Objectives: flexible thinking, offering encouragement, appreciating differences, perspective taking, making friends, recognizing and utilizing individuals' strengths and skills. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief This nail-biting, cookie-munching thriller celebrates the arts and delights Cookie Monster fans of all ages. A cookie art museum has just opened on Sesame Street. Surrounded by beautiful cookie paintings, such as "Girl with the Cookie Earring" and the "Muncha Lisa," Cookie Monster and his friends feel as though they're in a whole new world. But when art suddenly starts to disappear, Cookie Monster quickly becomes a suspect. Can he clear his name? Will they find the missing art in time or will Cookie Monster be banished from the museum forever? duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#122H] Partner Pals/Ultimate Hide and Seek Splash and Bubbles have an argument and decide not to play together for a while. With the help of Dunk and Ripple, they learn how much better things go for each of them when they communicate and cooperate. Splash's friends think he is so good at hide and seek that they decide to challenge him to find sea creatures who can blend into the background, making them very hard to find. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17151H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11839] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23117] (original broadcast date: 5/30/17)
    * we begin with a political update with Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times and Mark Mazzetti of the New York Times.
    * We continue with an update on Tiger Wood's D.U.I. arrest with Jaime Diaz, editor in chief of Golf World.
    * Next, filmmaker Laura Poitras joins us for a look at her new documentary, "Risk," which profiles WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
    * We conclude with John Wood, the founder of Room to Read, a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy in developing countries.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36108] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17151H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11839] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Give It All Away: Newman's Own Recipe for Success This documentary traces Paul Newman's legacy of giving. It chronicles the path of the Newman's Own Foundation food company - the brainchild of Newman and writer A.E. Hotchner - as it evolved and funded a variety of charities across the nation. To date, the foundation has distributed more than $370 million to thousands of programs throughout the US and around the globe. The film profiles some of the nonprofit beneficiaries of Newman's Own Foundation, and the inspirational people behind them. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#401H] Mescolanza Restaurant, Basque Cultural Center, Alexander's Steakhouse First, an Italian spot that's been around for more than 20 years. It's easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled for this cozy little place specializing in pasta and pizzetta. The next restaurant is housed in a large complex - not the place for romantic ambiance, but the food is traditional, priced right and so good. Finally, Wagyu beef and high end gourmet ingredients are the specialty at our last destination, so be prepared to open up your taste buds and your wallet for that something special! duration 26:51   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nature [#3109] Touching The Wild Joe Hutto's idea of research is anything but normal, dedicating seven years of his life to becoming a wild mule deer. The herd would ordinarily run from any human but, incredibly, these keenly intelligent animals come to regard this stranger as one of their own. Accepted by the matriarch, he walks among them, is even groomed by them, and can lie with a pregnant doe talking to its unborn fawns. As he crosses the species divide, Joe is tapping into a new understanding about these elusive animals, literally entering a deer society. The captivating joy he feels for his new family is nothing short of infectious, but this human predator also learns to see the world from the point of view of prey -- and it's an experience that will ultimately rock him to his very core; sharing their world so personally finally takes a toll that sends him back to his own kind. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#4410] Poisoned Water The water contamination crisis in Flint, MI, has revealed a disturbing truth about the vulnerabilities of our aging drinking water infrastructure. Discover the chemistry, biology and engineering that led to this disaster. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Food - Delicious Science [#103H] We Are What We Eat Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to discover how the chemistry in our food affects our brains and creates our deepest cravings. This is delicious science. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    First Peoples [#105H] Europe When Homo sapiens turned up in prehistoric Europe, they ran into the Neanderthals. The two types of human were similar enough to interbreed - and they were just as capable at making artifacts. But as more Homo sapiens moved into Europe, there was an explosion of art and symbolic thought. The balance of power had shifted and Neanderthals were overwhelmed. Ever since, we've had Europe and the rest of the world to ourselves. duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23118H] (original broadcast date: 5/31/17)
    * a discussion about the Trump administration's expected withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. Charlie is joined by Amy Davidson of the New Yorker and Amy Harder of AXIOS Media.
    * Senator Al Franken, two term Senator from Minnesota. His new memoir is called "Al Franken: Giant of the Senate."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      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!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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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
54.4, 25.3
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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