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PBS Kids: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Channels 54.4 •  25.3 | XFINITY 192

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Dinosaur Train [#224H] Dome-Headed Dinosaur/Treasure Hunt The Pteranodon kids and their dome-headed friend Spikey Stygimoloch meet a brother and sister, Patrick and Pamela Pachycephalosaurus, two dinosaurs with enormous dome heads. Spikey bonds with the Pachycephalosaurus. Patrick and Pamela are athletes who invite our kids, Mom, and Spikey along to watch them use their impressive dome heads to play a volleyball type sport called, Dome Ball. Don has a large collection of things he's found in nature, but he's missing one hard-to-locate item - amber. On the Dinosaur Train, Don and the other Pteranodon kids find out that Gilbert is also looking for amber. At Amber Arroyo caves, Don and Gilbert separately search for and find amber, eventually bonding over their discoveries. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#319H] King Daniel for the Day King Daniel for the Day In this special full-length episode, Daniel Tiger is curious about what it's like to be King. There's only one way to find out? King Friday makes Daniel "King for the Day!" On his royal mission, Daniel discovers that the most important part of being King is being kind to his neighbors. Strategy: You can choose to be kind. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#106H] Daniel And Miss Elaina Play Rocketship/Daniel Plays At The Castle * Daniel and Miss Elaina Play Rocketship - Daniel has come to play with Miss Elaina today! They decide to play "outer space," but Miss Elaina gets upset when her cardboard telescope and spaceship accidentally break. Lady Elaine helps the friends see that they can still have fun together, even without the toys - because they're friends! They use their imaginations to keep playing, which is just as much fun!
    * Daniel Plays at the Castle - Daniel is visiting Prince Wednesday and the boys are excited to explore Prince Wednesday's rock collection. Daniel is saddened when Prince Wednesday tells him the rocks are too delicate to play with. Daniel and Prince Wednesday learn that friendship is about more than just playing with each other's toys - it's about being together!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#118H] The Sand Is Grand/The Treasure Trove When Splash and his friends are playing at the sandy bed, they find a parrotfish munching on some coral and helping to create the sandy bed on which they're playing, because parrotfish produce sand from their bodies after they eat. / When Bubbles gets trapped in a treasure chest, Splash and his friends can't get her out. Luckily she's not alone when they discover Wave in there, who they think is also stuck until he show that being an invertebrate means he can squeeze even tiny spaces. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 2:00 am
    Nature Cat [#137H] The Shellersons/Only The Shadow Knows The Shellersons - On a trip to Barrel Cactus National Park to enjoy nature in all its glorious splendor, Nature Cat and his pals encounter Shelby, a very sad desert tortoise. Today is Shelby's Shellerson Family Reunion party, but none of the other Shellerson members have shown up! Nature Cat vows to help Shelby and find his family members, "The Shellerson Family Reunion will go on!" Only The Shadow Knows - As Daisy, Hal and Squeeks are having a blast making shadow puppets, Nature Cat is just sitting in a tree, watching and waiting, waiting and watching. For what? It seems that yesterday, Norman the Squirrel appeared in the same tree Nature Cat sits in now, took a look at the ground, and said that if Nature Cat wants to see something "unbelievably incredibly amazingly Nature Cat-y!" he has to be in the same spot at the same time tomorrow. Nature Cat isn't moving until he sees something "unbelievably incredibly amazingly Nature Cat-y!" duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 2:30 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#108H] Beep Has The Blues/Chore Day "Beep Has the Blues" - Beep is sad because her sister rover on Mars, Boop, is sick and can't move. Celery flies the kids out to Mars to try to help and discover the problem - that Boop's solar panels have been covered in dust. Curriculum: A planetary rover is a space exploration vehicle designed to move across the surface of a planet or other celestial body.
    "Chore Day" - Jet learns what chores are, and he and Sean help Sydney turn her chores into science games! Curriculum: Force is any interaction that tends to change the motion of an object. Force can also be explained as a push or pull.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#127H] Zig-Zagged Chris and Martin get caught in the middle of a Zebra stampede, and when the dust clears, a lone baby Zebra is left behind. The Wild Kratts must find the young zebra's herd and return him to his mom. Along the way, they learn the secrets of patterns in the creature world and how the zebra's stripes are critical to a special defense called "confusion camouflage." duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 3:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#128] A Huge Orange Problem While Chris and Martin are off searching for the endangered Orangutan in the deep forests of Borneo, back at the Tortuga HQ Aviva, Koki and Jimmy get carried away swinging on vines and their muscles so get incredibly sore that they can't do anything. The bros attempt to rush back with the first aid kit but a huge orangutan keeps tossing them back into the forest. Here they learn that orangutans use a special leaf and chew it into a lotion to ease muscle soreness, and return with this orangutan medicine to help their friends. But Zach has sent his Zachbots to fell the trees of the orangutan forest, and Martin and Chris activate the orangutan powers of the Creature Power Suit to rid the forest of saw-armed Zachbots, and save the orangutans rainforest home. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 4:00 am
    Odd Squad [#214H] High Maintenance/Not Ok Computer High Maintenance - Agents switch jobs with the maintenance department for a day. Curriculum: Word problems involving multi-addend addition and multiplication. Not OK Computer - The agents get trapped in a computer. Curriculum: Using standard to measure length and capacity. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    Odd Squad [#106H] Blob on the Job/Party of 5,4,3,2,1 * Blob on the Job - When a blob gets loose in Odd Squad headquarters, Olive and Otto compete against rival agents to catch it first. Curriculum: Measurement; capacity.
    * Party of 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - When people in town can no longer count down, Olive and Otto must uncover who is causing the problem and why. Curriculum: Numbers and counting; deductive reasoning.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Arthur [#1907H] Carls Concerto/Too Much of a Good Thing * Carl's Concerto - Carl has agreed to play the accordion for George's puppet show. But his routines are getting in the way of rehearsals. Now George must decide: keep Carl and risk the show, or replace Carl and risk his friendship? Educational Objective: George learns that, even though Carl has autism, he can still be relied upon to make a creative contribution.
    * Too Much of a Good Thing - Buster enlists Binky's help to keep him from gorging on delicious Tuvaluna cookies. Will Buster's self-control hold, or crumble? Educational Objective: Buster learns the importance of self-control.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Arthur [#1908H] Francines Cleats of Strength/Little Miss Meanie * Francine's Cleats of Strength - When Francine needs money for new soccer cleats, Muffy hires her as a personal assistant. But is drinking pumpkin smoothies and playing games with your best friend the best way to make an honest buck? Educational Objective: Francine learns the value and satisfaction of hard work.
    * Little Miss Meanie - Lydia and Muffy join forces to defeat a mean beauty queen in the "Little Miss Crocus" pageant. Educational Objective: Muffy and Lydia learn that friendship is more important than competition.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman [#516] Wolfing Down Some Barbeque Ruff has a family reunion barbeque, and invites some distant relatives-wolves! He sends Emmie and Rubye to Yellowstone National Park to learn all about wolves, and sends Jay and Marc to South Carolina to make some authentic southern barbeque. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cyberchase [#1004] Parks and Recreation Kids in glamorous Gollywood have no safe place to play. When they discover an empty lot that can be converted to a park, they have only one opponent: Hacker. He wants the lot for his new Gollywood Tower, which he claims will broadcast entertainment to all of Cyberspace. (The tower is really meant to corrupt Motherboard's hard drive.) The CyberSquad goes up against Hacker at a city council hearing. Will they get their park, or will Hacker dazzle the council into approving his tower? Big idea: Communities need to provide safe, inviting outdoor spaces where kids can play and be physically active. Math concepts: Data Collection and Representation: Surveys, Tally Marks. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Cyberchase [#1101] Watts of Halloween Trouble Matt is setting up the farm for his family's annual Halloween Pumpkin Patch Party and he is so excited! All his relatives come for the celebration, and even Grammy will be there this year! Inez and Jackie urge Matt to take a quick break and go into Cyberspace for Haunt-O-Rama at R-Fair City - an amusement park cybersite lit up to the nines for the Halloween holiday. The girls assure Matt he will be back home in plenty of time, and he agrees to go. But all their plans change when Hacker traps the kids on R-Fair City, hacking the portal system so they can't get back to Earth! (He thought he was keeping them out of Cyberspace for good, but alas, Buzz and Delete botched their task yet again.) Upset that he came to R-Fair City in the first place, Matt is worried about missing his family's party. The kids must find enough energy on R-Fair City to power Digit's old Portal Rebooter and fix the system. With the Halloween celebration in full swing, can they find enough big and small ways to save energy amid the bright lights? And will Matt make it back in time to see Grammy? duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 am
    WordGirl [#224] Wishful Thinking/Lady Redundant Woman Gets The Blues Wishful Thinking - Seymour Orlando Smooth is hoodwinking the audience members of his new show "Wishful Thinking." When he tricks Violet and TJ into giving him their money, Becky has had enough. She teams up with TJ to bring Smooth down and save the whole city from being tricked. Vocabulary Words: Gleaming, Hoodwinked. Lady Redundant Woman Gets the Blues - Beatrice Bixby is trying to prove a point: she thinks copies are just as good as the original. She helps the character from a painting, Royal Dandy, to become a real life kid and he's the most spoiled child the town has ever seen. WordGirl needs to help Lady Redundant Woman and the city stop his greedy rampage and return the original painting to the museum. Vocabulary Words: Admirer, Greed. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Arthur [#1909H] Mr. Ratburns Secret Identity/Besties * Mr. Ratburn's Secret Identity - Mysterious calls. Superhuman strength. Is Mr. Ratburn secretly a superhero? The kids search for the truth behind the Man in Green. Educational Objective: Arthur and friends learn not to jump to conclusions.
    * Besties - When Buster and Ladonna bond over a memorable trip to the movies, Arthur feels left out. Has Ladonna taken his place as Buster's best bud? Educational Objective: Arthur learns that just because your friends spend time with other people, it doesn't mean they don't care about you.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Arthur [#1910H] The Last Day (Part 1 & 2) It's a time of change at Lakewood Elementary. Arthur and Buster are going into 4th grade (and will do anything to get the cool new teacher, MC-voiced by special guest B.J. Novak). Meanwhile, D.W. and Bud prepare to enter kindergarten and Muffy and Francine contemplate how spending the summer away from each other will affect their friendship. Educational Objective: Arthur and friends learn to embrace the future, while appreciating the past. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#131H] The Wonderland Problem/The Bat Mitzvah Problem The Wonderland Problem - Wonderland. Landing in Wonderland, Peg and Cat eat berries to grow bigger or smaller, in their quest to get back Peg's stick from the Queen of Hearts.
    The Bat Mitzvah Problem - Peg's Pizza Place. Peg and Cat help Tessa's Bat Mitzvah run smoothly by keeping an eye on Uncle Phil, who thinks he can do ten more of everything than he actually can.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#113H] Maps/Termite Towers * Maps - Nick and Sally are pretending to be pirates. The Cat takes them on a real pirate adventure by following a treasure map! They use landmarks to find their way to a real pirate treasure: parchment paper and ink pens to make their own pirate maps!
    * Termite Towers - Sally and Nick just can't seem to keep their block tower from toppling over. The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet some expert tower builders: the termites! After shrinking down to bug-size, they learn from Terry termite how to build a tower that won't wiggle and wobble. With some engineering tips from a termite, Sally and Nick can build their block tower higher than before!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Super Why! [#204H] Molly's Dance Show The curtain rises on Princess Pea's dance recital but she's too scared to come out of the wings! Super Why and his friends head into the story Molly's Dance Show to meet a ballerina doll with similar stage fright. When Molly's dreams of performing come true, thanks to a fairy princess and some magic slippers, Princess Presto wonders what it will take for her to have confidence, too. Educational Objectives: To learn about self-confidence. Preschool viewers will play with the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, discover the definition of "mend", and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#102] Special Delivery/Ferry Tale Special Delivery - Clifford accidentally breaks a present he was supposed to deliver for Emily, then allows Cleo to convince him to try and hide the fact from Emily. But Clifford learns that it's best to be honest, right from the start. A Ferry Tale - After Emily grooms Clifford in preparation for Prize Pooch Magazine's "Dog of the Year" contest, he is expected to "stay clean" until the judge, Lily LaValley, arrives. Clifford struggles to stay clean, but getting dirty gets the better of him. In the end, Clifford learns that Emily loves him, clean or dirty, unconditionally. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#903H] If A Job's Worth Doing Thomas and the Garbage Train - Thomas volunteers to take the Duchess to tea. Diesel tells Thomas that his work with Whiff will make him too stinky to take the Duchess. As Whiff and Thomas puff along, Thomas uncouples from the Garbage train and Thomas takes 'sweeter smelling' tracks. Whiff struggles with the heavy train and has to stop on the track causing Thomas crashes into Whiff. Garbage flies into the air and all over Thomas! Thomas is the stinkiest engine on Sodor! While Thomas cleans up the garbage, he gives Whiff the Special of taking the Duchess. Sodor Surprise Day - Sodor Surprise Day is a day in which people and engines surprise each other and make each other laugh. When Gordon declares Sodor Surprise Day to be silly, Thomas decides to show Gordon how much fun it can be, instead of doing his job. He surprises Gordon at the coal hopper, at a junction and then at the docks! But Thomas only succeeds in ruining the fireworks for the Surprise Day party and doesn't do his job. Thomas then concentrates on doing his job and finds a fantastic alternative to the fireworks. No one is more surprised than Gordon! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#904H] 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 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Caillou [#417] All in a Day Caillou does a lot in a day, and today he wants to dress himself, only his Mommy is doing the laundry and he doesn't have any clean clothes, so Daddy and Caillou decide to play a dressing game with Daddy's old clothes. While preparing a picnic lunch with Mom, Caillou tests a bit too much of everything. He has no room left to eat the special sandwich Clementine made for him. His appetite comes back while watching squirrels storing food in their houses for the winter. Later that day, it's bath time, only Caillou doesn't like to take baths. Daddy turns bath time into playtime with a motorboat and a big bottle of bubble bath. And, when the car breaks down Caillou, Rosie and Dad have to pull over. Caillou comforts Rosie who becomes afraid when smoke comes out of the engine. Caillou is overjoyed when the tow truck arrives. Everyone rides to the garage and Caillou is in charge of holding Rosie's hand and explaining all the scary sounds. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 12:30 pm
    Sid the Science Kid [#124] The Tree House Sid wonders how he can lift his heavy box of toys way up to his treehouse. After investigating at school, Sid discovers that a pulley is the perfect simple machine to help lift heavy things up to high places, like a tree house! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Bob the Builder [#924] Playtime Muck and the Elephant: Saffi has won a statue design competition and Bob and the team are turning her design into a water fountain for the shopping mall. Muck is chosen to deliver the statue and, in his excitement, accidently knocks the elephant statue into the wall and scrapes off its paint. In an effort to hide the statue, Muck damages it further and realizes that he must own up to his mistakes. Bob and the team work quickly to fix the statue and Muck returns to the site with a special find-Mr. Trunkers, Saffi's lost toy the statue is modelled after. Learning Goals: To show everyone can design. To show the benefit of taking responsibility for one's errors and actions as soon as they happen. The Spring City Clock :The Spring City Clock Competition has chosen its winner-the Spring City Rockets! Bob and the team are commissioned to build their design, but plans go awry when the construction date is on Recycling Day. In a rush, Leo gathers the wrong box to bring to the Recycling Center. When clock materials and Wendy's cell phone go missing, Leo and Wendy realize the mistake. Leo calls her phone and it rings from inside the Recycling Bay. They retrieve the box just in time to complete the clock. The clock's metal figures emerge to sound the bells and the Spring City Rockets are delighted--Wendy crafted the figures to resemble the four of them! Learning Goals: To demonstrate why paying attention, focusing, on the task is important. To use past experiences to problem solve. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    WordWorld [#206] Get Set for "Et"/Duck Plays The Piano Get Set For "ET" - While sky-writing in his jet, Duck accidentally makes a cloud DRAGON! Thinking it's a real dragon, Duck and the bugs set out to "catch" the dragon and "save" WordWorld. But how do you catch something made from clouds? Duck Plays the Piano - When Bug, Bee and Fly keep interrupting Duck's piano lesson, Duck learns that some things are worth waiting for. He also learns that when a word has lots of sounds in it, you can build it sound by sound. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Super Why! [#204H] Molly's Dance Show The curtain rises on Princess Pea's dance recital but she's too scared to come out of the wings! Super Why and his friends head into the story Molly's Dance Show to meet a ballerina doll with similar stage fright. When Molly's dreams of performing come true, thanks to a fairy princess and some magic slippers, Princess Presto wonders what it will take for her to have confidence, too. Educational Objectives: To learn about self-confidence. Preschool viewers will play with the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, discover the definition of "mend", and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Sesame Street [#4704] Super Sitters Grover and Cookie Monster help Chris babysit and learn how to take care of a baby. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4705] Having A Ball When Saul the Ball is disappointed that he can't play ball with Elmo and Rosita inside the house, Elmo and Rosita help him use his imagination to play other games. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#305H] Tiny's Fishing Friend/Butterflies Tiny can't believe it when he finds out that his friend Cindy Cimolestes doesn't like fish, but she explains that she's a mammal and many mammals don't eat fish. Determined, Tiny sets out to find a mammal in the Mesozoic who likes fish, so she, Buddy, Cindy and Dad set out on a fishing trip where they run into Cassie Castrocauda, a Jurassic mammal that looks like a cross between a beaver, an otter and a platypus, who also happens to love fish! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#306H] Best Babysitter Ever/Plant A Tree One morning at the family nest, Don befriends a butterfly that he names Dan. Don, Buddy, Tiny and Shiny watch Dan and three of his "sibling" butterflies fly around until suddenly they disappear, leaving Dan all alone. Don feels for the separated butterfly and vows to re-unite him with his siblings. After Mom and Dad give a quick lesson about butterfly camouflage, Don leads his own siblings all around the nest area searching for Dan the Butterfly's lost "sisters and brother." The whole time, Don keeps an eye on Dan, who camouflages himself when any threat (birds or a frog) are nearby. The long search doesn't yield the missing butterflies. Then, at the end of the day, our family is amazed when Dan's family reveals that it had been camouflaged in a flower headband! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#107H] Friends Help Each Other/Daniel Helps O Tell A Story * Friends Help Each Other - Daniel spends the day at Katerina Kittycat's house. Katerina is excited to show Daniel a birthday tea-party she set up all by herself for her stuffed animals! Katerina accidentally knocks the tea set on the floor, and is very upset that she ruined the party. Luckily, Daniel is a helpful friend and they reassemble the party together.
    * Daniel Helps O Tell a Story - O the Owl wants to show Daniel all his books. The boys choose a very special book about dinosaurs, but they realize that the last page of the story is missing! O gets very flustered, but Daniel is a good friend and uses his imagination to make up the end of the story.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#108H] Something Special for Dad/I Love You, Mom * Something Special for Dad - Daniel notices how happy Dad is to have received a letter from Grandpere. Daniel really loves Dad, so he decides to send him a letter that will make him glad too. He goes to the Post Office with Mom, where he learns how letters are sorted and mailed. He even joins Mr. McFeely on his "speedy delivery" to give Dad the very special letter!
    * I Love You, Mom - Daniel wants to surprise Mom Tiger with her favorite banana bread because he knows it is one way to say "I love you." Dad and Daniel head to Baker Aker's Bakery, where they learn about the bread-making process. Daniel and Dad Tiger surprise Mom and she happily shares the banana bread gift with them too!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#119H] Mayor for a Day/Oblo from Down Below Mayor Sting has to attend a stingray migration, which will take him away from the reef. Dunk volunteers to fill in as the mayor for the day, thinking it will be an easy job, but has no idea what it takes to keep the reef thriving and safe. / When Bubbles goes looking for the ultimate mud puddle, she ventures down to the Deep, where Lu takes them to see a hydrothermal vent and meet some lipstick tubeworms and Oblo the blobfish. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Nature Cat [#139H] Ocean Commotion - Part 1 A day for celebrating Hal and his favorite chew toy Mr. Chewinsky's three-year anniversary as dog and toy has gone from joyous fun to total sadness as Nature Cat has made a terrible mistake! Nature Cat accidentally dropped Mr. Chewinsky down the storm drain, and now he is floating on the storm water, working his way through the drain system to the river and out to the ocean! Oh no! As the gang goes to find and save Mr. Chewinsky, they learn how all waterways are connected, and also meet up with a new special friend named Nature Dog, who helps them navigate the oceans. Will they find Mr. Chewinsky? Will Hal be able to celebrate his anniversary!? And who is Nature Dog?! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#109H] A Kid's Guide to Mars/Jet 2 "A Kid's Guide to Mars" - Celery and Carrot need to update their guidebook about Mars, and the kids join them on a trip to see how much things have changed on Mars in the last four billion years. Curriculum: Mars was once (4 billion years ago) a lot like Earth, with oceans, clouds and drinkable water. Something happened 3.7 billion years ago that turned Mars' atmosphere from warm and wet to dry and cold.
    "Jet 2" - Jet builds a robot version of himself, so that he can be in "two places at once!" But Jet learns what jealousy is when the other kids seem to be having more fun with Jet 2 than they are with him! Curriculum: A robot is an automatic mechanical device often resembling a human or animal. Humans build robots to perform the tasks humans can't do, but people are still in control because they give instructions to the robots.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    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 pm
    Wild Kratts [#131] Masked Bandits As they prepare for a creature costume party, the Wild Kratts team begins to notice all sorts of strange things happening in the Tortuga HQ. Jimmy is sure there is a ghost or monster living with them, but the Kratt brothers are convinced it's some kind of creature. When the gang sets out to discover who is causing all the trouble, they discover that certain animals gravitate towards human habitation because it provides food and protection from predators. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#215H] O Is for Opposite/Agent Oksana's Kitchen Nightmares O is for Opposite - When Ms. O gets trapped in a mirror, an opposite Ms. O enters the real world. Curriculum: Data analysis and graphing; Prediction and probability. Agent Oksana's Kitchen Nightmares - The agents try to resolve a disagreement between Ms. O and Oksana. Curriculum: Estimation; Skip counting. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#105H] My Better Half/The Confalones * My Better Half - When symmetrical objects become vandalized, Olive and Otto must figure out why. Curriculum: Geometry and spatial Sense; symmetry.
    * The Confalones - Olive and Otto are called in to help when objects and, eventually, people start disappearing inside an Italian restaurant. Curriculum: Rounding numbers.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Arthur [#1909H] Mr. Ratburns Secret Identity/Besties * Mr. Ratburn's Secret Identity - Mysterious calls. Superhuman strength. Is Mr. Ratburn secretly a superhero? The kids search for the truth behind the Man in Green. Educational Objective: Arthur and friends learn not to jump to conclusions.
    * Besties - When Buster and Ladonna bond over a memorable trip to the movies, Arthur feels left out. Has Ladonna taken his place as Buster's best bud? Educational Objective: Arthur learns that just because your friends spend time with other people, it doesn't mean they don't care about you.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 pm
    Arthur [#1910H] The Last Day (Part 1 & 2) It's a time of change at Lakewood Elementary. Arthur and Buster are going into 4th grade (and will do anything to get the cool new teacher, MC-voiced by special guest B.J. Novak). Meanwhile, D.W. and Bud prepare to enter kindergarten and Muffy and Francine contemplate how spending the summer away from each other will affect their friendship. Educational Objective: Arthur and friends learn to embrace the future, while appreciating the past. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Super Why! [#204H] Molly's Dance Show The curtain rises on Princess Pea's dance recital but she's too scared to come out of the wings! Super Why and his friends head into the story Molly's Dance Show to meet a ballerina doll with similar stage fright. When Molly's dreams of performing come true, thanks to a fairy princess and some magic slippers, Princess Presto wonders what it will take for her to have confidence, too. Educational Objectives: To learn about self-confidence. Preschool viewers will play with the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, discover the definition of "mend", and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 pm
    Sesame Street [#4704] Super Sitters Grover and Cookie Monster help Chris babysit and learn how to take care of a baby. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4705] Having A Ball When Saul the Ball is disappointed that he can't play ball with Elmo and Rosita inside the house, Elmo and Rosita help him use his imagination to play other games. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#305H] Tiny's Fishing Friend/Butterflies Tiny can't believe it when he finds out that his friend Cindy Cimolestes doesn't like fish, but she explains that she's a mammal and many mammals don't eat fish. Determined, Tiny sets out to find a mammal in the Mesozoic who likes fish, so she, Buddy, Cindy and Dad set out on a fishing trip where they run into Cassie Castrocauda, a Jurassic mammal that looks like a cross between a beaver, an otter and a platypus, who also happens to love fish! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Dinosaur Train [#306H] Best Babysitter Ever/Plant A Tree One morning at the family nest, Don befriends a butterfly that he names Dan. Don, Buddy, Tiny and Shiny watch Dan and three of his "sibling" butterflies fly around until suddenly they disappear, leaving Dan all alone. Don feels for the separated butterfly and vows to re-unite him with his siblings. After Mom and Dad give a quick lesson about butterfly camouflage, Don leads his own siblings all around the nest area searching for Dan the Butterfly's lost "sisters and brother." The whole time, Don keeps an eye on Dan, who camouflages himself when any threat (birds or a frog) are nearby. The long search doesn't yield the missing butterflies. Then, at the end of the day, our family is amazed when Dan's family reveals that it had been camouflaged in a flower headband! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#107H] Friends Help Each Other/Daniel Helps O Tell A Story * Friends Help Each Other - Daniel spends the day at Katerina Kittycat's house. Katerina is excited to show Daniel a birthday tea-party she set up all by herself for her stuffed animals! Katerina accidentally knocks the tea set on the floor, and is very upset that she ruined the party. Luckily, Daniel is a helpful friend and they reassemble the party together.
    * Daniel Helps O Tell a Story - O the Owl wants to show Daniel all his books. The boys choose a very special book about dinosaurs, but they realize that the last page of the story is missing! O gets very flustered, but Daniel is a good friend and uses his imagination to make up the end of the story.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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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 […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.