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KQED 9: Thursday, January 18, 2018

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

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • 12:00 am
    History Detectives [#808H] Hot Town Poster, Face Jug, Lost City of Gold This poster tells the story of a battle brewing. We see a clenched fist, what looks like a stern police officer, and the words: Hot Town - Pigs in the street. Who made this poster and why?
    Then, did the artist mean to scare someone with the grimace on this face jug? What's the story behind this peculiar pottery?
    And, if this inscription on a rock in Phoenix is authentic, Spanish explorers arrived in America much earlier than records show.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 1:00 am
    Pati's Mexican Table [#504H] Sunday Family Food Join Pati as she explores Campeche, a bright beautiful colonial city defined by its history of piracy. The best place to gain an understanding in this vivacious fortified city is the market. Local gastronomic historian, Lolina Echeverria, unearths what makes Campeche so special, including tasting the best turkey panuchos in the Yucatan Peninsula. Pati also makes her way to the best restaurant in town, La Pigua to sample some of the regions treasures like pescado verde and grilled octopus. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#404H] Borobudur Restaurant, Alegria's, Poggio Indonesian food starts the show at Borobudur Restaurant. Then traditional Spanish cuisine at Alegria's. Finally we visit Poggio for an Italian dining experience. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#3507] Arctic Wolf Pack Discover the white wolf, one of the most hardened predators on the planet, in Ellesmere Island's unforgiving ice and snow. In a fight for survival, these roaming hunters must travel far from the den to feed their cubs, putting them at risk. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Nova [#4204] Building Wonders: Hagia Sophia - Istanbul's Ancient Mystery The soaring dome of Hagia Sophia dominates Istanbul's skyline. Whether serving as Christian church, Islamic mosque, or secular museum, this magnificent building has inspired reverence and awe. For eight hundred years, it was the largest enclosed building in the world; the Statue of Liberty can fit beneath its dome with room to spare. How has it survived its location on one of the world's most active seismic faults, which has inflicted a dozen devastating earthquakes since it was built in 537 AD? As Istanbul braces for the next big quake, a team of architects and engineers is urgently investigating Hagia Sophia's seismic secrets.
    Nova follows the team's discoveries as they examine the building's unique structure and other ingenious design strategies that have insured the dome's survival. At the climax to the show, the engineers build a massive 8-ton model of the building's core structure, place it on a motorized shake table and hit it with a series of simulated quakes, pushing it collapse -a fate that the team is determined to avoid in the real world. The Unshakeable Hagia Sophia is a detective story that reveals how this architectural wonder has proven so resilient for so long, and how it came to serve as a proud expression for the great civilizations that adopted it as a symbol.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Understanding The Opioid Epidemic Understanding the Opioid Epidemic will combine stories of people and communities impacted by this epidemic along with information from experts and those at the frontlines of dealing with the epidemic. The program will trace the history of how the nation got into this situation and provide possible solutions and directions for dealing with the crisis. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Live from the Artists Den [#1102H] Young The Giant The celebrated El Rey Theatre in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles hosted an intimate hometown show by alt-rockers Young the Giant. Five hundred and fifty of the band's lucky fans filled the former movie theater turned music venue originally built in 1936. The band opened their delightful 15-song set with their exhilarating new single "Something to Believe In," currently ascending to the Top 10 at Alternative radio. Fans were thrilled to hear older favorites such as "My Body," "Cough Syrup," and "Mind Over Matter." The crowd was also treated to two more songs, "Jungle Youth" and "Titus Was Born"- both being played for the first time live - from Young the Giant's new album Home of the Strange, which debuted at #6 on Billboard's Top Albums chart upon its release last month. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#409H] The Last Largest Lobster The Wild Kratts are having a picnic when a seagull steals one of their creature power discs and drops it into the ocean. The Kratt Bros dive in to retrieve the disc and encounter an enormous lobster. Could this be the "Last Largest Lobster"? Martin and Chris begin to follow him to investigate the life of a lobster. But there's someone else on the lobster's trail. It's Chef Gourmand Gaston, who plans to catch him and "cook him up". It's up to Martin and Chris to stop Gourmand and save "the last largest lobster". Science Concept: Life cycle. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#410H] Golden Snub Nosed Monkey Man The Wild Kratts go on an expedition into the Chinese mountains to find the amazing Snub nosed monkeys, a species of cold-adapted monkeys living in the snowy highlands. But when Martin becomes separated in an avalanche and his power suit malfunctions, it's a race against time for the Wild Kratts to find Martin, the Giant Snub-nosed Monkey Man! Science Concept: Animals need special adaptations to deal with cold mountain habitats. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#130] Total Eclipse of the Sunspot/Sean's Year In Space "Total Eclipse of the Sunspot" - While Mindy, Jet, Sean, and Sydney are trying to use a solar panel to improve their energy efficiency, they notice that Sunspot is acting strange. It turns out that Sunspot was aware of an impending eclipse and was trying to alert the kids to the fact that the Sun would be darkened for a while. Curriculum: A solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. It's important not to look directly at the Sun during an eclipse, but you can watch it through the use of a box viewer. "Sean's Year in Space" - Sean is excited by NASA's "Year in Space" program on the ISS, and decides to try to live for a year in the tree house without ever coming down. The kids keep interrupting him, and finally, after only a short afternoon of trying, he comes down for dinner. Curriculum: The International Space Station, or ISS, is home to several astronauts at a time, who come and go in small capsules like the Soyuz. At this point, astronauts are even staying for a year at a time to study what happens to humans who live in micro-gravity for extended periods, so we can learn what will happen to us on long space voyages, like a trip to Mars. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#203H] Bounce/Timmy Tippy Toe * Bounce - Nick and Sally are wondering why their ball is so bouncy. Fish tells them it's because it's made from rubber, and rubber comes from trees. Cat doesn't believe him so it's time to ask the expert, Dr. Twiggles! It turns out Fish is right! And Dr. Twiggles shows them all just how rubber is made, and all the wonderful things rubber can make
    * Timmy Tippy Toe - Nick and Sally are playing on a climbing frame but just can't manage to get to the top. Cat tries to show them how it's done but he can't do it either! Time to go see Timmy Tippy Toe, the Klipspringer who is an expert climber! Timmy teaches them to use their hands and their feet, and now they can reach the top of their own "mountain"!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#121] Slime Time/Rock Stars Slime Time - Nature Cat can't wait to play with his favorite yarn ball! But when he goes to take it out of its super secret hiding spot? ...it's gone?! Where could it be? The gang sets out to find the culprit and rescue Nature Cat's favorite toy. Along they way they find help from an unlikely slimey source. Onward and Yarnward! Rock Stars - Squeeks can't wait to show off her favorite rock at her Rock Stars meeting. She thinks she has a good chance to become The Rock Star of the Month! But things don't go as planned when Hal mistakes Squeeks' rock for a ball, causing the rock to roll away. Get that rock! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#207] Color Me Monkey/Special Delivery Monkey * Color Me Monkey: Mr. Glass is looking for a one-of-a-kind painting for his lobby and Mr. Zoobel knows just where to find such art - at the zoo, naturally! George and Charkie go along to meet SooBerm, the truly unique painting elephant who has her own style. But when Charkie causes a rip in the SooBerm painting for Mr. Glass's lobby, George must re-create the masterpiece so that no one discovers that the original is ruined. But first he has to figure out how to replicate the unique colors SooBerm used in her art. Could combining primary colors to create entirely new ones be the answer? * Special Delivery Monkey: After lunch at Pisghetti's restaurant, George and The Man with the Yellow Hat finish their meal with a round of the Wild Goose Chase board game. The Man explains to George that moving ahead three spaces means not counting on the space he started on - a lesson which comes in handy when George is asked to help Chef Pisghetti by delivering a very special pie to a very special meeting. Along the way, George counts bus stops and buildings - and realizes that the rules of the board game are the same rules for following directions. His counting skills pay off as he arrives just in time for the Chef to deliver a pie in the face! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Curious George [#208] Free Hundley/Bag Monkey * Free Hundley: If there ever was a dignified dog, it was Hundley. But once flea season begins Hundley's dignity goes right out the window -right along with his collar! - which lands him in the local pet shelter. While a caring stranger and friendly shelter director make Hundley a new home, George, Gnocchi and Charkie join forces to try and rescue the dapper dachshund and return him to his old life. Will the furry crew be able to follow an organized plan and free their friend - or will the trio find themselves under lock and key right along with Hundley? Educational Objective: To demonstrate that people plan in order to get things done. To understand that systems have parts that work together to accomplish a goal. * Bag Monkey: Just putting his toys away in an organized manner is a challenge for George - so he faces an incredible test when he represents the City Grocer in the local "Bag Olympics" for bagging groceries! Toys are one thing, but fitting canned ham, eggs and paper towels neatly into the same bag may prove too tall an order - especially with the overly confident Rodney from Large Mart packing in the next corner. But then again, if George can practice at home by fitting together the shapes of his stuffed camel and muscle man together, what's a little salami and cheese? Educational Objective: To explore how simple shapes can be assembled into more complex shapes. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#225] Nighttime in the Neighborhood Nighttime in the Neighborhood Tonight is a special night in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. In this half hour episode, Daniel and his friends are going to a pajama party at the library! As Daniel and his family walk through the moonlit neighborhood, Daniel learns about all of the things that look and sound different at night. Strategy: Let's find out what's special at night duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#214H] It's Love Day!/Daniel's Love Day Surprise * It's Love Day! - Ugga Mugga! It's Love Day in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Daniel and all of his friends come up with their own special ways to show their love and care for one another. The kids dance, sing, and tell jokes to say "I love you."
    * Daniel's Love Day Surprise - It's Love Day and Grandpere is coming to visit! How can Daniel find a way to show how much he loves Grandpere? With a treasure hunt, that's how! Daniel hides little hearts all over the house for Grandpere to find... that is, unless little Margaret finds them first! Strategy: Find your own way to say "I love you."
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#125] The Lure of the Rocks/What's The Story, Maury? After a series of mishaps, Dunk becomes convinced that his lucky rock has become a bad luck charm. In order to bring back his good luck, Dunk is determined to get rid of the rock in the most permanent way possible: dropping it in the molten magma of the volcano located far down in the deep. / Maury, who's always "spreading the word" about things on the reef, often gets things wrong. Due to his poor vision, he sometimes mistakes what he thinks he sees, with comic results. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4723] Elmo and Rositas Rainbow Search Elmo sees a rainbow and goes to show it to Rosita but it disappears before she can see it. Rosita, who has never seen one, now becomes determined to. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Super Why! [#319H] Tilden The Caterpillar Princess Pea has found a cocoon in her yard and can't wait for it to turn into a butterfly, but it's taking so long! To find out why, the Super Readers jump into the e-book Tilden the Caterpillar where they meet a little caterpillar in a big hurry. They'll have to help him prepare to transform into a butterfly. Educational Objectives: To learn that it's hard to be patient, but it's worth the wait. Kids will play with the alphabet and identify the letters L, E, A, and F. They'll practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story and save the day. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#409H] Rollin' on the Riverboat: Part One/Rollin' on the Riverboat: Part Two * "Rollin' on the Riverboat: Part One" - The whole Pteranodon Family takes a rollicking adventure on the Dinosaur Train Riverboat! Buddy and Don vow to spend every minute together, but while Buddy wants to spend all his time investigating the creatures on the river, Don wants to spend all his time playing games and investigating the buffet. Can they come to some kind of agreement?.
    * "Rollin' on the Riverboat: Part Two" - While still rolling down the river on the Dinosaur Train Riverboat, Grandpa Pteranodon tells Buddy about the Legend of Admiral Globidens - a huge Mososaur that supposedly lives on the river, but no one has ever seen. Buddy enlists Dad and Tiny's help to look for Admiral Globidens, but they can't seem to find him. Does Admiral Globidens really exist, or is he just a figment of someone's imagination?.
    Educational Objectives: River ecosystems tend to be lushly vegetated and full of diverse life forms because of the constant presence of water and the diversity of habitats (i.e., aquatic and land-based). Also, a Globidens was a large mososaur from the late cretaceous that lived in the water and used its large, globe-shaped teeth to eat turtles and other large shellfish.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Peg + Cat [#106H] The Birthday Cake Problem/The Doohickey Problem The Birthday Cake Problem - Peg's Pizza Place. Peg and Cat make a rockin' birthday cake for Jonah and his friends the Teens, but first they need to figure out how old he is going to be. Primary Content: The teen numbers.
    The Doohickey Problem - The Purple Planet. When their space ship is smashed, Peg and Cat must reassemble its variously shaped parts, and retrieve sixteen stolen doohickeys. Primary Content: Patterns; Secondary Content: Shapes, the number 16.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4723] Elmo and Rositas Rainbow Search Elmo sees a rainbow and goes to show it to Rosita but it disappears before she can see it. Rosita, who has never seen one, now becomes determined to. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#125] The Lure of the Rocks/What's The Story, Maury? After a series of mishaps, Dunk becomes convinced that his lucky rock has become a bad luck charm. In order to bring back his good luck, Dunk is determined to get rid of the rock in the most permanent way possible: dropping it in the molten magma of the volcano located far down in the deep. / Maury, who's always "spreading the word" about things on the reef, often gets things wrong. Due to his poor vision, he sometimes mistakes what he thinks he sees, with comic results. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Curious George [#207] Color Me Monkey/Special Delivery Monkey * Color Me Monkey: Mr. Glass is looking for a one-of-a-kind painting for his lobby and Mr. Zoobel knows just where to find such art - at the zoo, naturally! George and Charkie go along to meet SooBerm, the truly unique painting elephant who has her own style. But when Charkie causes a rip in the SooBerm painting for Mr. Glass's lobby, George must re-create the masterpiece so that no one discovers that the original is ruined. But first he has to figure out how to replicate the unique colors SooBerm used in her art. Could combining primary colors to create entirely new ones be the answer? * Special Delivery Monkey: After lunch at Pisghetti's restaurant, George and The Man with the Yellow Hat finish their meal with a round of the Wild Goose Chase board game. The Man explains to George that moving ahead three spaces means not counting on the space he started on - a lesson which comes in handy when George is asked to help Chef Pisghetti by delivering a very special pie to a very special meeting. Along the way, George counts bus stops and buildings - and realizes that the rules of the board game are the same rules for following directions. His counting skills pay off as he arrives just in time for the Chef to deliver a pie in the face! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17018H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12144] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    History Detectives [#809H] Jackie Robinson All-Stars, Modoc Basket, Special Agent Five Tukufu Zuberi tallies the facts on a 1940s Jackie Robinson All-Stars scorecard. Black and white athletes played this game before Robinson became the first black major league baseball player. What role did this game play in the integration of major league baseball?
    Then, we see the name 'Toby' worked into the weave of this basket. Could that be Toby Riddle, the woman congress honored as a heroine of the Indian Wars of the American West?
    And, why would J. Edgar Hoover endorse a crime radio drama? Does the script portray actual events?
    duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#37014] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17018H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12144] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#602H] Homemade Doughnuts Attention all doughnut lovers - this show is for you! Martha shares her invaluable techniques while preparing raspberry filled doughnuts, crisp apple fritters and the famous yeasted, sugarcoated doughnut from New Orleans known as a beignet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1102H] To Bang Korean BBQ, Tina's Place and Hopscotch Find spicy kimchee, plentiful banchan and meats grilled tableside at this casual South Bay eatery, To Bang Korean BBQ in Santa Clara. Then find great value, full plates and friendly service in Pinole at Tina's Place. Finally, its hip decor, craft cocktails and American food, with a touch Japanese influence, at Hopscotch in Oakland. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Vera [#601H] Dark Road Vera investigates the murder of a 56-year-old grandmother discovered by a young girl on the wild and desolate Northumberland moors. duration 1:28:43   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:30 pm
    Shetland [#111H] Episode 3 Perez's investigation takes a frustrating and unexpected turn when his prime suspect in the murder of Robbie Morton, Michael Maguire, is found dead in what appears to be a professional hit. It transpires that Maguire - real name Michael Thompson - was on Witness Protection on Shetland. Hitting a wall of silence on the case, Perez and Rhona travel to Glasgow to seek the aid of Phyllis Brennan, Senior Area Fiscal Procurator, and are able to obtain the name they're looking for: notorious Glasgow gangster Arthur McCall. duration 56:33   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:30 pm
    Wallander Season 4 On Masterpiece [#4626H] The White Lioness The case of a missing Swede in South Africa leads Wallander down a dangerous path. Worst of all, he's having blackouts. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    History Detectives [#809H] Jackie Robinson All-Stars, Modoc Basket, Special Agent Five Tukufu Zuberi tallies the facts on a 1940s Jackie Robinson All-Stars scorecard. Black and white athletes played this game before Robinson became the first black major league baseball player. What role did this game play in the integration of major league baseball?
    Then, we see the name 'Toby' worked into the weave of this basket. Could that be Toby Riddle, the woman congress honored as a heroine of the Indian Wars of the American West?
    And, why would J. Edgar Hoover endorse a crime radio drama? Does the script portray actual events?
    duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG
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      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 […]

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XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
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XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
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Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.