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PBS Kids: Friday, September 29, 2017

Channels 54.4 •  25.3 | XFINITY 192

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Friday, September 29, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Dinosaur Train [#403H] What's at the Center of the Earth Troglobites!/Minerals! * "What's at the Center of the Earth? Troglobites!" - The Drill Engine Train burrows into an underground limestone cave, where the Pteranodon Family meets some strange creatures without eyes called "troglobites." In a contest to see who would make the best troglobite, Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, and Don participate in a treasure hunt - with their eyes closed! The kids have to rely on their other senses (with some guidance from the actual troglobites) to navigate the cave and find the prize. Story A Educational Objectives: A speleologist is someone who studies caves. Also, there are creatures called troglobites whose bodies are specially adapted for living in deep caves without any light..
    * "What's at the Center of the Earth? Minerals!" - While digging even further underground, the drill bit on the Drill Engine Train breaks. The Pteranodon Family find themselves in the Cave of Giant Crystals, where they learn all about rocks and crystals (what they are, how they're different, how they form). In order to get back home, the Pteranodon Family has to fix the drill bit by finding a mineral harder than the mineral that broke the bit in the first place. Story B Educational Objectives: Minerals form naturally in the Earth and are made of the same thing all the way through, while rocks are made up of a bunch of different kinds of minerals. Minerals come in thousands of different types (more than 4000 to be more exact), many of which form large and beautiful crystals, some of which are harder than others.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 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)
  • 1:00 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)
  • 1:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#130] Puffy/The Big Shake Dunk meets Puffy, a female pufferfish who admires his sand patterns, and becomes friends with her. When he starts spending all his time with just Puffy and not with the group, the gang teaches Dunk that it's good to make new friends, but keep the old ones as well. / When Splash experiences his first earthquake on the reef, Bubbles and Dunk decide to go on a quest to find out what causes "the big shake" and help put their friend's mind at ease. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    Nature Cat [#104] The Treasure of Bad Dog Bart/Pet Sounds The Treasure of Bad Dog Bart - While digging a hole to bury his bone, Hal uncovers Bad Dog Bart's treasure map. Legend has it that Bag Dog Bart stole the neighborhood dogs' toys, and buried them in a treasure chest for himself! No fair! Nature Cat and his pals must decipher the map so they can right this wrong, find Bad Dog Bart's treasure chest and return all of the stolen dog toys! Tally ho! Pet Sounds - The Nature Cat Band is ready for The Battle of the Pet Bands! They've been practicing for weeks and cannot wait to compete! But right before the band battle is set to begin, a mishap launches all of their instruments into the ocean! How can they make music and compete with no instruments? Oh no! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 2:30 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#114] A Visit from Uncle Zucchini/Mindy's Weather Report A Visit from Uncle Zucchini - Celery's brother, Zucchini, and his pet, Moonbeam, decide to visit the Propulsions, but get lost along the way. The kids have to figure out where on Earth he is. As it turns out, Uncle Zucchini never made it to Earth, but has landed on a place that sort of resembles Earth - Titan, Saturn's largest moon! Titan has Earth-like features such as oceans, mountains, and an atmosphere. Curriculum: Titan is Saturn's largest moon, and the second largest in the solar system. Titan has lots of conditions that make it similar to Earth, including an atmosphere with clouds and a golden haze, and liquid oceans. Mindy's Weather Report - Mindy and Sunspot, watching a weather report broadcast on FACE 9000's screen, learn of a huge storm system on Saturn. When the other kids hear about it, they mistakenly assume the storm is somewhere local. Mayhem ensues as the misinformation spreads and everyone rushes around to prepare, while Mindy meanwhile "broadcasts" her own weather report from Jet's house. Curriculum: Earth is not the only planet with storms! Although we have big hurricanes here that typically last up to a week, Saturn is home to a hexagonal group of hurricanes locked into place around Saturn's north pole, that may have been going on for hundreds of years. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#138] Birds of a Feather When Aviva reveals that dancing is just not her thing, Chris and Martin set out in the New Guinea forest to inspire her to give dancing a try by uncovering some of the greatest dancers in the creature world - the Birds of Paradise. They soon find that the male birds use their showy bright feathers and extraordinary dances to display to potential female mates that they are healthy and strong. But when the gang gets caught up in Donita's plan to capture these fashionable birds for her latest clothing line, Aviva must put her dancing skills on the line to save them. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 3:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#139] Googly-Eye: The Night Guru The Kratt brothers secretly "borrow" Aviva's half finished night vision goggles to go in search of a mysterious nocturnal creature. But when the unstable goggles stop working, the brothers find themselves taken in by the nocturnal society of the tarsier. As they investigate, the Wild Kratts team discovers that nocturnal creatures only come out at night and learn that eyes help a creature see by collecting the light that comes from objects all around. But when the tarsier troop is in danger of losing one of their own, Chris and Martin must tap into their newfound understanding of nocturnal living and help the troubled tarsier family. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 4:00 am
    Odd Squad [#109H] Skip Day/The Great Grinaldi * Skip Day - When Olive catches a case of The Skips and goes missing, rookie agent Otto must solve his first case by himself. Curriculum: Counting and cardinality; counting by threes; pattern recognition. < br>* The Great Grinaldi - Otto rushes to finish a case so he can see his favorite magician, The Great Grinaldi, perform. Curriculum: Fractions. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    Odd Squad [#220] Oona and the Oonabots/The Ninja Situation Oona and the Oonabots - Oona uses her Oonabots to fix an odd problem. Curriculum: Coding; Spatial reasoning. The Ninja Situation - Odd Squad must go undercover to recover a stolen gadget. Curriculum: Fractions: partitioning simple shapes into halves, thirds, fourths, sixths and eighths. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Arthur [#507] Sleep No More/Pet Peeved "Sleep No More" Have you ever been so excited that you couldn't sleep? Buster is convinced that Pizza Paula's all-you-can-eat contest_ free pizza for life!_ is his destiny. But how can he possibly win such an important contest without any sleep? "Pet Peeved" Binky volunteers to look after Francine's cat, Nemo, forthe weekend. Boy, this'll be great_ all fun and games and surprise toys! But when Binky ignores Francine's cat-sitting instructions, Nemo has a few surprises in store of his own. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Arthur [#508] The Last of Mary Moo Cow/Bitzi's Beau "The Last of Mary Moo Cow" D.W. is Mary Moo Cow's greatest fan. She watches the show every day and collects countless videos, toys, and clothes. When Mary Moo Cow is cancelled, D.W. is devastated. How can television _ or life as she knows it _ ever be the same? "Bitzi's Beau" Buster and his mom are very close _ they like the samemovies, the same food, the same boyfriends_. wait, what?! Actually Buster hasn't yet met Bitzi's new boyfriend, but he fears the worst. Is he an alien? Is he Mr. Ratburn? Or worst of all_ is he a Mom- stealer? duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman [#103] How to Get Out Your Inner Hip Hop Ruff incinerates his daily ration of kibble in the Fetch 3000 but then discovers he's out of Chinese food. Resorting to desperate measures, Ruff must try to extract a treat from a dog toy. A starving Ruff challenges Anna to "cook" on the dance floor as she learns how to dance hip-hop, and Noah, Khalil, and Julia must cook for a crowd of picky eaters-animals at the zoo! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cyberchase [#610] Spheres of Fears In his latest and possibly maddest scheme ever, Hacker traps Digit and the kids in one of the dreaded Spheres of Fears, a mini-galaxy of orbs populated by eerie creatures called Creepers. He wants them out of the way so that Delete, in a diva star turn, can impersonate Motherboard and convince everyone in Cyberspace to cause chaos everywhere. No one can stop him now! To unlock the door and escape their Sphere, the kids must find the codebook-which Digit remembers is at the opposite end of the Sphere's diameter. And there is no way any of them will make that creepy journey alone! As chaos builds in cyberspace, the team uses the relationship between circumference and diameter to overcome obstacles, and their fears, in the search for the codebook. But can they find it in time? If they fail, chaos will reign supreme, and Hacker will take over the virtual universe forever! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Cyberchase [#607] Jimaya Jam Hacker has discovered an army of awesome creatures he can use to rule cyberspace, but they are carved in stone on the walls of the Pyramid of Jimaya. To bring the animals to life, he must steal the Sphere of Being, a magical orb closely guarded by three ghosts (Hacker's worst nightmare). How can he distract them so he can steal the Sphere? Opportunity knocks when he tricks Jules, recently hired as tour guide, into pushing the wrong button and falling, along with the kids and Creech, into an underground arena from which there is no escape! Confronted by the Jam Master, the guardian of the pyramid, and the Pyramid's three ghosts, the kids are told they can go free if they can overcome the ghosts in a game of Jimaya Jam. The game is like basketball except for a few small quirks: When Matt tries to dribble and move the ball across the court, it breaks! And he can't move from where he stands on the court once he receives it. Coach Jackie struggles with a game plan until the kids realize that diagramming her plays makes it a whole lot easier to follow them. Down to their last ball, stopping Hacker rests on their ability to diagram and execute the right play. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    WordGirl [#305] Risky Chuckness/That's Entertainment Risky Chuckness - When Two-Brains catches wind of the fact that Chuck is home alone he invites all of the villains to his house. WordGirl makes a surprise appearance at the villain gathering only to discover that she is surrounded by her most dangerous foes. In an effort to preserve his house, Chuck teams up with WordGirl to stop the other villains in their tracks. That's Entertainment - The Energy Monster's latest prison break interrupts the Botsford's family television time. While Tim, Sally, and TJ brainstorm new forms of entertainment, WordGirl hunts down the Energy Monster and returns him to his prison cell. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Arthur [#509] Just Desserts/The Big Dig "Just Desserts" Arthur has a hard time resisting sweets, and one evening his overindulgence wins him an upset stomach and a series of rather "Grimm" dreams_ starring Mr. Ratburn as a child-eating witch, the Tibbles as seven dwarves, and a fearsome giant made entirely of food! "The Big Dig" Arthur and D.W. used to love it when Grandpa Dave came to visit _ but now he only wants to sleep and play checkers. Then one day Grandpa Dave shares a secret map, and Arthur and D.W. hunt for a buried treasure and discover some family history. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Arthur [#510] Arthur's Family Feud/Muffy Gets Mature "Arthur's Family Feud" Who ruined Dad's perfect souffl? The only thing Arthur and D.W. can agree on is that poor Pal was an unwitting accomplice. To solve this whodunit, Mom and Dad listen to both sides and the siblings demonstrate some very imaginative storytelling! "Muffy Gets Mature" When Muffy starts reading Mature Miss magazine, she searches for more sophisticated friends _ and finds worldlier companionship in the form of Francine's teenaged sister and her cool cohorts. But is Muffy in over her head? duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#136H] The Flat Woman Problem/The Hanukkah Problem The Flat Woman Problem - Mathtropolis. Super Peg and Cat Guy face their greatest challenge yet: Triangulo and Flat Woman have teamed up to triangulate and flatten the entire town!
    The Hanukkah Problem - Albert Einstein's House. When Albert Einstein has Peg and Cat over on Hanukkah, he shows them how to make a 2D piece of paper into a 3D dreidel. Later, they need to use this process to bring peace to Al's home and save his Hanukkah.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#115] Jump!/Slow Down for Sloths Jump! - Nick and Sally can't jump high enough to get their balloon that is stuck up in a tree. Good thing The Cat knows some of the best jumpers ever! Off they go to Jumpalaroo to learn how to jump from nature's masters: grasshoppers, a kangaroo, and even a flea! Slow Down for Sloths - Nick and Sally are trying to draw a picture of a butterfly but can't get close enough to see it. Cat takes them to meet Onslow the Sloth, who teaches the kids that when you slow down, the world comes to you. After lots of practice (and a race to see who's the slowest!), Nick and Sally are now able to get closer to the butterfly and finish their picture! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Super Why! [#210H] The Great Robot Race Ready...steady...splat! Whyatt and his puppy want to win the porridge race, but the bowl of breakfast cereal keeps falling off the puppy's back. This is a super MESSY problem! The reading friends visit The Great Robot Race and encounter a boy named Bradbury who is determined to help his robo-doggie to win a race too! Both Bradbury and the super readers will have to use a little creative problem solving to help robo-doggie zoom to the head of the pack! Educational Objectives: To learn about innovation, experiment with the alphabet and rhyme with ING words. Preschoolers will also learn what the word "fins" means 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 [#108] A New Friend/Stormy Weather A New Friend - There's a new dog in town - and he only has three legs. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone really like KC, but they're having a hard time acting normal around him. One minute Clifford overcompensates for KC and the next, Cleo frets that his "difference" might be contagious! Ultimately, they happily learn to accept KC. Stormy Weather - Clifford's talent for digging seems to be disrupting everyone in town. But when a big storm comes in, his deficit becomes an asset. So Clifford learns to look for the appropriate time and place for his talents to be expressed. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1005] Peace & Quiet Calm Down, Caitlin - When the Vicarstown Bridge is closed for repairs, Caitlin can't get back and has to spend the night on the Island of Sodor. She is so excited that she keeps waking the other engines up. They try sending her off to pull the Mail Train and the Flying Kipper, but Caitlin then wakes everyone else up on the island. In the morning, the bridge is re-opened and Caitlin is the most tired of all. Luke's New Friend - One day, Luke finds a nervous and scared young deer at the Blue Mountain Quarry. The other engines warn Luke that the quarry is no place for an animal, but Luke remembers when he first arrived and how he was nervous and scared. He wants to help the young deer so he tries to get the other engines to work quietly. That is not an easy thing to do, and after one accident too many, the engines finally convince Luke that the best place for the deer is on the grounds of Ulfstead Castle. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1006] Taking Turns The Thomas Way - When Harold the helicopter breaks down near Callan Castle, Duck and Thomas are sent to take him to the Sodor Search and Rescue for repair. Thomas wants to give Harold a tour of the island and show him the sights from an engine's perspective, but Duck insists that there are only two ways to do things: the Great Western Way and the wrong way. Thomas and Duck have to learn to work together. The Switch - When Luke is sent to Ulfstead Castle to deliver stone he meets Millie, the Earl's private narrow gauge engine. The two engines compare jobs, boasting how much they like their own work, and so the Earl agrees to let them switch jobs for the day. By the end of the day, both engines are firm friends, but agree they like their own jobs better. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Caillou [#423] Old and New While at Grandma and Grandpa's house, Caillou looks for a special hiding place. Grandpa shows Caillou the special place his Daddy used to hide in when he was Caillou's age. Caillou is very excited about the neighborhood rummage sale until he's asked to figure out what he'd like to contribute. He's not so sure he wants to part with any of his toys. But in the end he's pretty happy with the new stuff he comes home with. When Caillou's brand new T-shirt is ruined by grape juice Grandma diverts disaster by recycling it and turning into a one-of-a-kind shirt that is tie-dyed with grape-juice star bursts. Caillou helps Mommy clean out the attic when they come across an old chest, and discover neat treasures inside. Caillou and Mom go to the library for story time. Caillou has scribbled on one of the books he borrowed, and is afraid to bring it back. Clementine's Mom who is in charge of story time cleans the book. Caillou takes home a new book and this time, he will be extra careful with it. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 12:30 pm
    Sid the Science Kid [#130] The Bug Club It's a special day at school, it's Bug Club Day! Sid and his friends use their magnifying glasses and discover ants, rolie polies, and caterpillars around the playground. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Bob the Builder [#1004] Watch Out Pilchard * Tilly and Henry have asked Bob and the team to convert Fixham Castle into a spectacular wedding venue. When Scoop learns there will be a "Best Man," he volunteers to be "Best Machine. " But the job goes to his head as he tries to be the very best at everything, resulting in a disastrous wedding rehearsal. Scoop learns that he doesn't have to be the best at everything and that it is important to know your limits.
    * Bob, Wendy and the team set out to build a tire shed for Curtis. When Muck shoos Pilchard out of his way, she suddenly vanishes. Leo and the machines run around looking for Pilchard, desperate to find her before Bob finds out that she's disappeared. When Muck admits that he had some part in her disappearance, they all discover that the cat had been sound asleep in his dumper the whole time.
    duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    WordWorld [#212] Dog's Having A Party/Dog Wants to Play Ball Dog's Having a Party - Dog and Duck want to throw a house party at Dog's house. But all they have is the letter H, and they don't know what to do with it! With the help of Sheep they soon realize that H is a fabulous letter; with it they can make hotdogs, hats, hula-hoops and a great party indeed. Hurray! Dog Wants to Play Ball - Dog wants to play ball, but he's having trouble communicating with his friends because they won't stop and listen to him. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Super Why! [#210H] The Great Robot Race Ready...steady...splat! Whyatt and his puppy want to win the porridge race, but the bowl of breakfast cereal keeps falling off the puppy's back. This is a super MESSY problem! The reading friends visit The Great Robot Race and encounter a boy named Bradbury who is determined to help his robo-doggie to win a race too! Both Bradbury and the super readers will have to use a little creative problem solving to help robo-doggie zoom to the head of the pack! Educational Objectives: To learn about innovation, experiment with the alphabet and rhyme with ING words. Preschoolers will also learn what the word "fins" means and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 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 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4706] Elmo's Sweet Ride Elmo shares his scooter with Zoe and learns how to be patient and wait for his turn, while she practices and learns how to ride. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#401H] Trains, Submarines and Zeppelins: Part 1/Part 2 When Mr. Pteranodon and Larry go out to the Big Pond to find some red platanoids for the Winter Solstice Celebration, they accidentally miss the last train home. Will Larry and Mr. Pteranodon stop bickering long enough to figure out a way home, or will they get stranded in the middle of nowhere and miss the family Winter Solstice Celebration? Educational Objective: The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#405H] Nest Swap/The Herd Is The Word * "Nest Swap" - The Pteranodon Family decides to take a little vacation and swap nests with Larry's friends: a family of pterosaurs (Nemicolopterus, to be exact). But when the Pteranodon Family arrives at the Nemicolopterus nest, they realize that the Nemicolopterus Family is much smaller than them, so everything is smaller: the Pteranodon Family doesn't even fit in their nest! Can the family make do, try something new, and still have a good time? Educational Objectives: The Nemicolopterous was a small, toothless pterosaur that lived in the forests of the early cretaceous. Pterosaur diversity included a range in body size, head and body shape, presence and absence of teeth, long tails, preferred habitat, and preferred diet.. * "The Herd is the Word" - Tank Triceratops is really excited to show Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, and Don his favorite picnic spot, but when they arrive, the spot is overrun with a whole herd of Triceratops. Tank and the kids try to find another place with a little more privacy (and a lot less Triceratopses), but no matter where they go, the herd follows them. Will Tank be able to find a quiet spot without the herd, or does the herd have a good reason for following Tank around? Educational Objectives: Big-bodied herbivores often form large groups,or "herds," and do so as a strategy to detect and deter predators. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#119] Daniel Gets A Shot/A Stormy Night Daniel Gets a Shot - Daniel has an appointment at the doctor today and he has to get a shot. He is very apprehensive and does not want to go. So Daniel asks Mom Tiger questions about the shot, and she shares her trick for staying brave in scary situations. And Daniel finds that the shot was not so bad after all! A Stormy Night - Daniel and O the Owl are having fun playing outside in the rain until a thunderstorm builds up and worries them. When Mom Tiger teaches them to think of something happy, O and Daniel learn that the thunderstorm is not so scary after all! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#120] Daniel's Sleepover/Backyard Camping Daniel's Sleepover - Daniel and his parents go to Prince Wednesday's castle for a family sleepover. When Daniel and Prince Wednesday go through their bedtime routines together, Daniel realizes how different it is sleeping at Prince Wednesday's castle. As bedtime nears, Daniel and Prince Wednesday notice some things that are just a little bit scary...but they soon learn that once they investigate further, they actually aren't scary at all! Backyard Camping - Daniel and O the Owl are camping in the yard with Dad Tiger and O is a little hesitant to sleep in this unfamiliar setting. However, once he examines this new setting closely, he learns that it's not so scary! In fact, different can be fun! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#127] Smell of Fear/A New Spin When Splash and his friends are playing "surprise fish," they accidentally release a "fear smell alarm," which spreads from fish to fish and causes Mayor Sting to call for everyone to be "reef ready!" / The Reeftown Rangers help Dorsal locate his old friend Spin, another spinner dolphin who he hasn't seen since he was young. They recognize each other with their unique whistle names and are happy to be reunited after many years. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Nature Cat [#105] Cave Conundrum/Daisy's Colossal Fossil Cave Conundrum - While playing catch, Hal's beloved flying disc Harold is accidentally flung into a cave. Oh no! Hal is so worried for his toy! Nature Cat, Squeeks, Daisy and Hal must venture into the cave to find Harold, and along the way learn a little bit about cave exploration. Daisy's Colossal Fossil - While digging in her garden, Daisy unearths a giant fossil, which belonged to a Wooly Mammoth! Wondering about what life was like back then leads Daisy's imagination to take over as she and her pals go back to explore prehistoric times! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#115] Ice Moon Enceladus/What Goes Up.... Ice Moon Enceladus - Sean sets up a sno-cone stand to help raise money to send a spaceship to Mars. But it's the hottest day of the year and he quickly runs out of ice, and he can't find any nearby. Then Jet has an idea where they can go to get some ice-Saturn's ice moon, Enceladus! Curriculum: Enceladus is a small moon of Saturn that contains a liquid ocean underneath an outer layer of ice. It has "ice volcanoes" that shoot geyser-like jets of water vapor into space. Some of the water vapor falls back as "snow" and the rest escapes, which supplies most of the material making up Saturn's E ring. What Goes Up... - Jet builds a mini-flying saucer in his garage and wants to test it, but to succeed, he has to learn what gravity is and how it works. Curriculum: Gravity is an invisible pulling power that every object has-planets, moons, stars, and YOU. Gravity pulls all objects in the universe toward one another. The bigger and heavier an object is (the more mass it has), the more gravity it has. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#127] Smell of Fear/A New Spin When Splash and his friends are playing "surprise fish," they accidentally release a "fear smell alarm," which spreads from fish to fish and causes Mayor Sting to call for everyone to be "reef ready!" / The Reeftown Rangers help Dorsal locate his old friend Spin, another spinner dolphin who he hasn't seen since he was young. They recognize each other with their unique whistle names and are happy to be reunited after many years. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#128] Clubhouse Clash/Raise The Reef Splash and friends are playing in their clubhouse when Jerome and the fusiliers show up, claiming that the ship is actually their clubhouse. The two groups must then figure out who can use the clubhouse once and for all. / Being the newest member of Reeftown, Splash discovers the majority of things around him on the reef are actually living creatures. Some corals, some spongy things, some creatures he had no idea about, but no matter what their size, color or shape, he finds out that each have their own unique voice to be heard! duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#129] Stormy Waters/Scoot On Over! When a big storm passes over Reeftown, the friends experience rain and stormy conditions. They learn they don't need to be afraid, but it's good to stay close to home in a storm and take shelter. / The kids' old friend Scoot, a juvenile sea turtle, stops by the reef to see Splash and the gang. While there, he explains that he is getting older and wants to scout for some potential places to settle, so the kids show him everything that Reeftown has to offer! duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#130] Puffy/The Big Shake Dunk meets Puffy, a female pufferfish who admires his sand patterns, and becomes friends with her. When he starts spending all his time with just Puffy and not with the group, the gang teaches Dunk that it's good to make new friends, but keep the old ones as well. / When Splash experiences his first earthquake on the reef, Bubbles and Dunk decide to go on a quest to find out what causes "the big shake" and help put their friend's mind at ease. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Arthur [#509] Just Desserts/The Big Dig "Just Desserts" Arthur has a hard time resisting sweets, and one evening his overindulgence wins him an upset stomach and a series of rather "Grimm" dreams_ starring Mr. Ratburn as a child-eating witch, the Tibbles as seven dwarves, and a fearsome giant made entirely of food! "The Big Dig" Arthur and D.W. used to love it when Grandpa Dave came to visit _ but now he only wants to sleep and play checkers. Then one day Grandpa Dave shares a secret map, and Arthur and D.W. hunt for a buried treasure and discover some family history. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 pm
    Arthur [#510] Arthur's Family Feud/Muffy Gets Mature "Arthur's Family Feud" Who ruined Dad's perfect souffl? The only thing Arthur and D.W. can agree on is that poor Pal was an unwitting accomplice. To solve this whodunit, Mom and Dad listen to both sides and the siblings demonstrate some very imaginative storytelling! "Muffy Gets Mature" When Muffy starts reading Mature Miss magazine, she searches for more sophisticated friends _ and finds worldlier companionship in the form of Francine's teenaged sister and her cool cohorts. But is Muffy in over her head? duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Super Why! [#210H] The Great Robot Race Ready...steady...splat! Whyatt and his puppy want to win the porridge race, but the bowl of breakfast cereal keeps falling off the puppy's back. This is a super MESSY problem! The reading friends visit The Great Robot Race and encounter a boy named Bradbury who is determined to help his robo-doggie to win a race too! Both Bradbury and the super readers will have to use a little creative problem solving to help robo-doggie zoom to the head of the pack! Educational Objectives: To learn about innovation, experiment with the alphabet and rhyme with ING words. Preschoolers will also learn what the word "fins" means and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 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 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4706] Elmo's Sweet Ride Elmo shares his scooter with Zoe and learns how to be patient and wait for his turn, while she practices and learns how to ride. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#401H] Trains, Submarines and Zeppelins: Part 1/Part 2 When Mr. Pteranodon and Larry go out to the Big Pond to find some red platanoids for the Winter Solstice Celebration, they accidentally miss the last train home. Will Larry and Mr. Pteranodon stop bickering long enough to figure out a way home, or will they get stranded in the middle of nowhere and miss the family Winter Solstice Celebration? Educational Objective: The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Dinosaur Train [#405H] Nest Swap/The Herd Is The Word * "Nest Swap" - The Pteranodon Family decides to take a little vacation and swap nests with Larry's friends: a family of pterosaurs (Nemicolopterus, to be exact). But when the Pteranodon Family arrives at the Nemicolopterus nest, they realize that the Nemicolopterus Family is much smaller than them, so everything is smaller: the Pteranodon Family doesn't even fit in their nest! Can the family make do, try something new, and still have a good time? Educational Objectives: The Nemicolopterous was a small, toothless pterosaur that lived in the forests of the early cretaceous. Pterosaur diversity included a range in body size, head and body shape, presence and absence of teeth, long tails, preferred habitat, and preferred diet.. * "The Herd is the Word" - Tank Triceratops is really excited to show Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, and Don his favorite picnic spot, but when they arrive, the spot is overrun with a whole herd of Triceratops. Tank and the kids try to find another place with a little more privacy (and a lot less Triceratopses), but no matter where they go, the herd follows them. Will Tank be able to find a quiet spot without the herd, or does the herd have a good reason for following Tank around? Educational Objectives: Big-bodied herbivores often form large groups,or "herds," and do so as a strategy to detect and deter predators. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#119] Daniel Gets A Shot/A Stormy Night Daniel Gets a Shot - Daniel has an appointment at the doctor today and he has to get a shot. He is very apprehensive and does not want to go. So Daniel asks Mom Tiger questions about the shot, and she shares her trick for staying brave in scary situations. And Daniel finds that the shot was not so bad after all! A Stormy Night - Daniel and O the Owl are having fun playing outside in the rain until a thunderstorm builds up and worries them. When Mom Tiger teaches them to think of something happy, O and Daniel learn that the thunderstorm is not so scary after all! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

      UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues! We are working to resolve a technical issue which has affected the Over The Air audio Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/5/2018

      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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      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

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