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KQED 9: Thursday, August 17, 2017

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

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Thursday, August 17, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23173H] (original air date 8/16/2017) We take a look at the white nationalists who rallied in Charlottesville. Elle Reeve and Josh Tyrangiel of VICE News and Nick Confessore of The New York Times report.
    *We conclude with Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state and national security advisor under Presidents Nixon and Ford. His latest editorial in the Wall Street Journal is called "How to Resolve the North Korea Crisis."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Emery Blagdon and His Healing Machine With pliers in hand, Nebraska artist Emery Blagdon fashioned pieces of wire into patterns and attached foil, beads, ribbons and an infinite array of everyday cast-off items. He hung the creations he called his "pretties" in his rural Nebraska shed, creating an environment he believed could generate natural energy from the earth and help people attain better health.
    The stories of Blagdon, his "Healing Machine" and the two men responsible for preserving this great American art are told in this film. Local pharmacist Dan Dryden befriended the man with unkempt hair, a long beard and overalls when Blagdon visited the store to buy supplies. When Dryden visited his farm, he was astonished by Blagdon's creations.
    When Blagdon died, his farmstead and the "Healing Machine" were up for auction. To keep his art from being separated or destroyed, Dryden and his friend Don Christensen purchased the "Healing Machine." His masterpiece is now on display at the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and Emery Blagdon is known by art collectors and museum visitors as a man with boundless visionary creativity - an artist of great significance.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#911H] Hana Japanese Restaurant, Cocotte and Sakoon We start in Rohnert Park at Hana Japanese Restaurant for a superb sushi experience and a sock-it-to-'ya sake menu! Next, c'est si bon brasserie Cocotte in San Francisco showcases locally-sourced ingredients for its rustic rotisserie recipes and namesake dish. Lastly, we visit Sakoon in Mountain View, where traditional Indian cuisine is delivered in a modern presentation with a cosmopolitan vibe. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#3205H] Penguin Post Office In the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula there's a post office surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery and 3,000 gentoo penguins. Every summer, as staff put stamps on postcards, the penguins return from their fishing grounds to their breeding grounds, trek nearly two miles across sea ice and snow, rush to find a partner, build a nest, lay eggs and protect them from predators, and finally get down to the task of raising their young. We see their four-month drama unfold as cruise ships come and go, bringing tourists to buy postcards and photograph penguins -- the backdrop to the penguins' lives. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Nova [#4223H] Inside Einstein's Mind Retrace Einstein's thought experiments as Nova reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of general relativity-and Einstein's brilliance-as never before. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Not Without Us Not Without Us follows seven grassroots activists from around the world to the 21st U.N. Climate Talks in Paris. The effects of climate change on their lives reveal what's at stake if a strong agreement to limit carbon emissions is not reached. Yet, the landmark Paris Accords, signed by 195 nations, is non-binding and fails to mention the main cause of global climate change: fossil fuels. Not Without Us connects the dots between the inability of the U.N. process to address climate change and Big Oil's control over governments, between the economic inequality and the oncoming climate disaster, and between a fossil fuel driven economy and the 1% who control it. Not Without Us demonstrates the importance of grassroots groups to empower mass movements to create systemic change. duration 59:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    India - Nature's Wonderland [#101H] Join a journey through India to discover its rich culture and rare wildlife. Experience a ritual tiger dance and see lions, elephants and India's only ape - the hoolock gibbon. Then climb to the Himalayas where the Ganges River begins. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#904] Fun on the Farm Thomas Toots the Crows - Farmer McColl is having trouble keeping crows from eating his seed. Thomas offers to use his whistle to scare them away. Soon, Thomas finds himself puffing all over the island chasing crows. At last, a very cross Farmer McColl finds Thomas. He shows Thomas that his field is even more full of hungry crows than before! It's the one place Thomas was not scaring crows from! Thomas is very sorry. He sticks to the job and dutifully stays at his post all night long, successfully scaring crows! Muddy Matters - When James is asked to take Farmer McColl's sheep to the Sodor Farmer's fair, James is much more concerned with preserving his own cleanliness than following instructions. Due to James' vanity, the sheep escape. James realizes that if he is to get the sheep to the Fair, he must sacrifice the one thing that is most important to him. He must get dirty! James arrives at the Fair with the sheep, job done and very muddy! But he makes it to the front page photograph for being the image of a Really Useful engine! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#220H] The Skin I'm In/Fishy Washy * The Skin I'm In - Nick and Sally are playing super heroes when Nick cuts his finger. He wishes he had skin like a super hero. Oh but you do, says The Cat! And a visit to Dr. Giggles to learn all about how super skin is, is just the thing! By shrinking down really small, they discover teeny tiny hairs on our skin, how stretchy our skin is and slippery too! They even learn that old skin falls off and new skin grows. It even fixes itself when it's hurt! Skin really is super!
    * Fishy Washy - Sally and Nick need to clean up the backyard. Cat has a friend who's an expert at cleaning, perhaps he can give them some tips! It's off to the ocean to meet this cleaner fish! They discover that Rufus doesn't clean the ocean, he cleans other fish! They watch as Rufus cleans one bit at a time, that's the trick! It's not so hard to clean up, especially when you have friends to help!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#136H] Sean's Neptune Tune/Earthday Birthday Sean's nervousness about flying out to visit the remote Neptune is soothed by Jet's suggestion - an improvised, fun "Neptune tune." It works as our kids, Sunspot, and Celery fly to the faraway eighth planet! / When the kids discover that they've missed all 63 of Jet's Bortronian birthdays, they decide to celebrate the one-year anniversary of him landing on Earth instead... with an "Earthday birthday" surprise party! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#102H] Whale of a Squid Chris and Martin are taking Aviva's sub prototype out for a test drive when it gets sucked into a battle between a Sperm whale and Giant squid, spiraling down into the depths. The brothers want to follow, but their damaged sub can't take that kind of pressure. Aviva develops whale and squid Creature Power Suits, so the brothers can go where no sub has gone before. Science Concept: Pressure is force applied to an area. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#135H] Plants Got The Moves/Magnet Mania Plants Got the Moves - Daisy has being getting ready for months for the Animal Science Fair, which is later on in the woods. Man-oh-man is Daisy ready with her terrific exhibit, which shows how bean seeds grow. But before going to the fair, a gust of wind blows, knocking over her science fair project and ruining it. Daisy needs help to try and find another science project to exhibit at the Animal Science Fair and gets inspiration from an unlikely source: plants that move! Magnet Mania - You ever hear of Ole' Lucky the Lodestone? Well, it's only the biggest magnetic rock the word's ever seen that can attract things with iron in it, and the final destination for the gang's celebration of Magnet Mania! But there is one problem, how do they go North to get to Ole' Lucky when they have no compass? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#905H] Georges Curious Dragon Dance/Bowling for Bobolinks * George and Marco are excited to help their new friend Lily practice the dragon dance for the Chinese New Year parade! But when they accidentally ruin the nose on the dragon costume, it's a race against the clock to fix it in time. Can a monkey mend a dragon or will this New Years be out of luck?
    * Monkeys love bowling, especially when high scores raise money for their favorite songbird - the bobolink! But when George finds himself dodging runaway balls and flying shoes, he worries the charity event will be a bust. Could mixed-up bowling shoes be causing the chaos?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:00 am
    Curious George [#906H] Curious Georges Amazon Adventure/Monkey Senses * To raise awareness for the rainforest, Professor Wiseman enlists George and the Man with the Yellow Hat to help make a movie about the different plants, animals, and insects that call it home. But when a frisky tamarin monkey runs off with their camera, the chase is on! Will George's jungle instincts lead him to the camera or is the movie over before the big premiere?
    * When George, Gnocchi, Hundley and Bill get stuck in the back of a delivery truck and end up lost, what's the one thing they have in common? Their senses! George's eyes, Gnocchi's nose, and Hundley's ears provide the memory clues they need to figure out the way back. And with the help of Steve's brain, home is just hop, skip and boat ride away!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#215] Daniel Takes Care of Snowball/Margaret's Bathtime Daniel Takes Care of Snowball - It's Daniels turn to take care of Snowball, the class pet, at home today. When Prince Wednesday invites Daniel to play, he has to decide the best thing to do: take care of Snowball or go and have fun with his friend. Daniel learns that it's fun to take care of others and it makes him feel happy. Margaret's Bathtime - Daniel is at home playing with his toy horse when Mom asks him to help her give Margaret a bath. Reluctant at first, Daniel eventually realizes how proud and good it makes him feel to help take care of his little sister. Strategy: Taking care of you makes me happy too. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#216H] Daniel Explores Nature/Daniel's Nature Walk * Daniel Explores Nature It's a beautiful day in the Neighborhood! Daniel and his family are spending the day outside exploring, when Daniel spots a beautiful red bird. As they watch the busy bird, they learn about how a bird's nest is built. But when the nest falls out of the tree, will Daniel and Katerina be able to help her?
    * Daniel's Nature Walk There's so much to explore when you're outside! Daniel is going on a nature walk in the forest with O the Owl and Uncle X. They see frogs, worms and even spot a rainbow in the sky! Strategy: There's so much to explore when you're outside!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#105H] Tooth Treasure/Race Around The Reef The kids find a tooth lying in the sand outside the reef, and they are determined to return it to the owner, even when they find out it's a shark! / Splash and his friends have a race around the reef, and Splash wins by riding the currents instead of swimming. Bubbles and Dunk then want to know all about the currents so they too can race faster. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#106H] Dunk's Cleaning/Ripple's Whale of a Tale The others are alarmed when they found out the reason Dunk is talking funny is that he has a parasite in his mouth. Dunk tells them that he doesn't want to get rid of the parasite and even thinks of it as a friend, but in truth, he is afraid to go see the cleaner shrimp. / Ripple hears a strange message traveling through the ocean and follows the voice all the way to a fin whale, who explains that the voice was a message from her brother thousands of miles away. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4630H] Afraid of the Bark Zoe is rattled when Barkley playfully picks up her pet rock, Rocco, in his mouth. Elmo, with the help of Gina, Bob and Grover, help Zoe get over her fear. Also featuring Murry had a little lamb, and Elmo's World. Brought to you by the letter D and the number 5. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4635H] Meet Julia Alan, Abby, Elmo and their friend Julia are painting as Big Bird walks by. Big Bird mentions how great everyone's paintings are and tries to give Julia a high-five but she happily goes off to play. Big Bird doesn't think Julia likes him but Alan explains that Julia has autism and for her it means that she may not answer him right away, speak a lot and or do what he might expect like give him a high-five; she does things just a little differently. Julia does love playing with her friends so Big Bird suggests that they play tag. Elmo tags Julia and she boings like a rubber ball after them. Big Bird says he's never played tag like this before. Alan tells Big Bird that Julia does things differently, things that Big Bird might even want to try, like boing tag. Big Bird thinks it does look like fun and joins in. Just then fire truck sirens go off and Julia stops boinging and covers her ears. Big Bird doesn't realize that the sirens are bothering Julia and he tags her. This upsets Julia some more so Alan suggests that they take a break and brings her to a quieter place. To help her calm down, Alan gives Julia her stuffed animal and together they take deep breaths. Julia feels better and is ready to play again. While waiting for Julia to return, Big Bird tells Abby and Elmo that Julia's not like any friend he's ever had before. Abby and Elmo help Big Bird realize that none of them are exactly the same; all of Big Birds friends are different and each one is unique. Julia comes back and together, she, Big Bird, Abby, Elmo, and Alan play and sing, celebrating how everyone is special and amazing. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Super Why! [#314H] Monster Munch Pig and Jill are running up and down the hill when Pig poops out! He wants to keep playing but he's out of energy and that is a really big problem, so the Super Readers jump into the e-book Monster Munch to find the solution. They meet Marvin, a hungry little monster who needs help finding his lunch in the interactive digital Monster World. Educational Objectives: To learn that eating healthy food gives kids energy. Kids will practice the alphabet and identify the letters L, O, G, and S. They'll learn what the word ENERGY means, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story and save the day for Marvin and Pig. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Ethan Bortnick: Generations of Music Join the talented young virtuoso for a concert spanning generations and genres. Featuring guests Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), Bethany Yarrow and cellist Rufus Cappadocia, this concert will appeal to audiences of all ages and musical tastes. duration 1:27:09   STEREO
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17229H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12034] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23173H] (original air date 8/16/2017) We take a look at the white nationalists who rallied in Charlottesville. Elle Reeve and Josh Tyrangiel of VICE News and Nick Confessore of The New York Times report.
    *We conclude with Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state and national security advisor under Presidents Nixon and Ford. His latest editorial in the Wall Street Journal is called "How to Resolve the North Korea Crisis."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36164] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17229H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12034] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#512H] Sweets Follow Martha on a Gulf tour made for those with a sweet tooth. She whips up sugar creations sure to please: beehive buns, semolina coconut cake, sesame caramels, and bruleed saffron custards. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1209H] Jack's Prime Burgers & Shakes, Posada Contemporary Southwestern Cuisine, Noodle Theory Provisions First, we visit Jack's Prime Burgers & Shakes in San Mateo, where Angus beef burgers, organic milkshakes and craft microbrews stock this modern-day diner. And then, tucked away in a strip mall, we find bold flavors and local wines at the newly renovated Posada Contemporary Southwestern Cuisine in Livermore. Finally, we find an Asian-centric eatery with a contemporary-Californian twist and cocktails at Noodle Theory Provisions. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Ethan Bortnick: Generations of Music Join the talented young virtuoso for a concert spanning generations and genres. Featuring guests Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), Bethany Yarrow and cellist Rufus Cappadocia, this concert will appeal to audiences of all ages and musical tastes. duration 1:27:09   STEREO
  • 9:30 pm
    Great Performances [#3813B] Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
    Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.
    duration 1:22:35   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Variety Studio: Actors On Actors [#502H] Natalie Portman (Jackie) and Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) ; Amy Adams (Arrival, Nocturnal Animals) and Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge); Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures) with Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool); Annette Bening (20th Century Women) with Naomie Harris (Moonlight). duration 56:32   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23174H] (original air date 8/17/2017) We look at the fallout from President Trump's defense of white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville with Robert Costa of the Washington Post.
    *We conclude with Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state and national security advisor under Presidents Nixon and Ford. His latest editorial in the Wall Street Journal is called "How to Resolve the North Korea Crisis."
    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!

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      (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 […]

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      (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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