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KQED Plus: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Channels 9.2 •  54.1, 25.2 | XFINITY 10 and HD 710

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Richard Bangs' South America: Quest for Wonder Travel writer Richard Bangs, the longtime host and writer of the Emmy-winning Adventures With Purpose launches a new series designed to re-awaken viewers' sense of wonder. This program follows Bangs as he seeks out the continent's most revered sites and natural wonders - from its bone-rattling waterfalls to its ancient, sacred citadels. He visits awe-inspiring Iguacu Falls in Brazil and Argentina; mystical, remote Easter Island deep in the Pacific; the architectural ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru; and the biologically diverse Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Midsomer Murders [#1111H] Days of Misrule, Part 1 During the Christmas holidays Barnaby and Jones attend an exasperating team-building exercise, run by a young and overly ambitious acting chief superintendent. They're released from their misery to respond to an explosion at a trucking company operated by one of the most hated men in Midsomer. The detectives soon realize that the intended victim had many enemies among the townswomen, including his own grandmother. Guest star Tim Pigott-Smith (Jewel In the Crown). duration 49:37   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:53 am
    Midsomer Murders [#1112H] Days of Misrule, Part 2 During the Christmas holidays Barnaby and Jones attend an exasperating team-building exercise, run by a young and overly ambitious acting chief superintendent. They're released from their misery to respond to an explosion at a trucking company operated by one of the most hated men in Midsomer. The detectives soon realize that the intended victim had many enemies among the townswomen, including his own grandmother. Guest star Tim Pigott-Smith (Jewel In the Crown). duration 45:27   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:40 am
    New Tricks [#706] Fashion Victim The team reinvestigate the murder of fashion designer Ritchie Levene. duration 52:07   STEREO
  • 3:35 am
    Death In Paradise [#147H] When a tourist claims to alibi a woman convicted for murder seven years ago, the team are forced to reopen the case. duration 52:10   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:37 am
    Agatha Christie's Poirot [#106] Triangle at Rhodes Hercule Poirot is holidaying at the Palace Hotel in Rhodes. He and his fellow guests are interested in the arrival of famous and beautiful divorcee Valentine, accompanied by her fifth husband. They can't help but notice how Valentine immediately starts flirting with a good looking man who arrives the same day much to the public displeasure of his wife. Poirot's holiday is over but just as he prepares to leave he is called back to the hotel. After drinking a pink gin with the other guests, Valentine is dead. duration 51:24   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:30 am
    On Story [#703H] A Conversation with Tony Hale Tony Hale, star of Arrested Development and Veep, discusses the collaborative environment of comedy. duration 26:48   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4108] Tavis talks with Founder and Executive Director Susan Burton about "A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project". duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4107] Tavis talks with rapper and activist Michael Render a.k.a. Killer Mike about the importance of community and political activism. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1712H] Pantry Pastas Host Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets for making perfect pasta e ceci. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Julia Collin Davison to a tasting of parmesan. Then, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science behind parmesan's signature flavor. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Bridget how to make the ultimate penne arrabbiata. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#304H] I'm Cheating On You How does Sara get great food on the table every night with no effort at all? She cheats! Lucky for you. she'll reveal all her tricks and secrets in this episode. She'll show you fast Sticky Buns without the yeast, a way to bake risotto instead of stirring it with Baked Risotto with Red Wine, Sweet Potatoes and Duck Confit and cheaters Wonton Ravioli stuffed with spinach, ricotta and mozzarella. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#106H] Rice If you have rice in your pantry, you're well on your way to a great meal - something you have in common with home cooks around the globe. Martha offers a lesson on the world's most common grain, starting with a perfect pot of fluffy white rice that you can incorporate into a main course or serve as an accompaniment to a host of other dishes. From there, she'll show you her tried-and-true techniques for flavorful pilaf, risotto and Thai fried rice. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#323] Sandwiches from Master Chefs (Part 1) Chef Keller asks his chef friends to create their favorite sandwiches. Chef Vincent Poussel of the famed Auerole restaurant in Las Vegas makes an unforgettable ham and cheese with home-cured ham on kalamata olive bread. Two-star Michelin Chef Julian Serrano uses chorizo and saffron aioli to spice up an egg sandwich. Recipes: Home-Cured Ham and Cheese on Kalamata Olive Bread, Fried-Egg Sandwich with Chorizo, Padron Peppers and Saffron Aioli duration 25:08   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Born to Explore with Richard Wiese [#105H] Scotland: Vikings, Puffins & Ponies Travel with host Richard Wiese to the Shetland Islands in northern Scotland. At a renowned breeding farm, Richard meets a herd of pint-sized Shetland ponies; on the craggy cliffs of Sumburgh Head, he encounters thousands of sea birds, including pintsized puffins. He meets a lively woman who reveals the secrets for knitting the classic Shetland sweater and explores life below the waters of the North Sea. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#308H] Panama City Beach - Pirate Parties, Geo-Cache Treasures & Snorkeling Fun Colleen Kelly and her children kick off their visit to Florida's Panama City Beach by exploring the white sands of Shell Island, followed by a snorkeling excursion during which they have an encounter with starfish. They even attend the annual Pirates of the High Seas Festival, fish for their own lunch, and embark on a breathtaking helicopter ride. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Genealogy Roadshow [#205H] Philadelphia - Historical Society of Pennsylvania A team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family histories at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. One woman's ancestor may have sparked historic labor laws; a pastor may have an outlaw in her family tree; a woman learns about slave genealogy and, with the help of DNA testing, gets the answer she has waited for; and another woman learns her ancestor may have helped others escape the Holocaust. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 am
    Canadian Rockies By Rail Canadian Rockies by Rail takes viewers along for a trip through the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies, exploring some of the most stunning scenery in the world. The rail journey will be aboard the renowned Rocky Mountaineer, known as one of the best rail journeys in the world. The journey begins in Seattle, Wash. with stops in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, and other memorable places. During the journey the program will explore the rich history and culture of the region, the history of the railroad and its importance to Canada, discover the local cuisine, meet the people of the region, and offer views of the endless natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies. duration 49:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23108] (original broadcast date: 5/17/17)
    * we begin with politics amid the growing cloud of uncertainty hanging over the Trump presidency. Less than a week after the firing of FBI Director James Comey, the White House careened further into damage control following revelations that President Trump asked Comey to end an investigation into former National Security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russia. Guest host Jeff Glor is joined by Molly Ball, a staff writer at The Atlantic.
    * we conclude with model Gisele Bundchen and environmentalist Paul Hawken, who have teamed up to spread the word of environmental activism and advocacy for Hawken's new book, "Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1120H] Cafe Borrone, Yellow Submarine, Morning Due Cafe This time we're ready to take on the Bay Area's rich and abundant cafe culture. First, we visit Menlo Park where savory Italian cuisine and some of the best desserts around are found at Cafe Borrone. Next, we head to San Francisco to a place named after a Beatles tune and where Mom works in the kitchen alongside her sons at The Yellow Submarine. Lastly, still in San Francisco, we visit a small neighborhood establishment that serves up Mediterranean fare all day long at Morning Due Cafe. duration 22:48   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#210H] Bistro Style Farm fresh lettuces get just a bit of enhancement from a delicious green goddess dressing in Joanne's salad. Her student, Aggie, learns a few simple secrets to making great pie crusts, an they decide to make a savory galette toping their crust with a savory filling of mushrooms and blue cheese. Recipes: Butter Lettuce with Green Goddess Dressing, Mushroom and Blue Cheese Galette. Student: Aggie Gettys. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#210H] Brussel Sprout Love If left on a desert island, Jacques thinks he'd be quite happy if only there were some chickens! For Jacques, the prize part of the chicken is the thigh and he thinks you'll agree when you try Crusty Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Sauce served with a tasty Fricassee of Brussel Sprouts and Bacon. An inspired use of instant potato flakes to thicken a soup shows up in the fast cooking Seafood Chowder topped with fresh crabmeat. To end on a relaxing note, Jacques arranges a presentation of Stilton with Apple and Nuts to accompany a delicious glass of vintage or aged Tawny Port. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#604H] The Best of Slovenia Little Slovenia is the least visited and most underrated of Europe's alpine countries. From its prosperous capital of Ljubljana, we enjoy the mountain resort of Lake Bled, venture into the Julian Alps for natural thrills mixed with World War I history, go spelunking in a gigantic cave, and swim with Slavs in a charming Adriatic port. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Victorian Slum House [#103] The 1880s Despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London, desperate for work. When curious upper-class visitors are permitted to visit the slum as tourists, the participants realize how precarious their situation truly is. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#101] Zero Effect/Bad Luck Bears Zero Effect - Olive and Otto must stop zeroes from disappearing before the missing zeroes destroy the town... and Otto turns into a baby. Curriculum: Numbers and counting; place value. Bad Luck Bears - When odd things start happening to the Bears basketball team, Olive and Otto must set things straight before the big game. Curriculum: Number operations; addition problems with different addend combinations. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#102H] Soundcheck/Double Trouble * Soundcheck - Olive and Otto must figure out how and why things are disappearing around town when all Otto wants to do is listen to a song by his favorite band, Soundcheck. Curriculum: Number operations; subtraction..
    * Double Trouble - Debbie from Debbie's Pizzeria has doubled... not once, but twice, creating four Debbies! When one of the four Debbies goes missing, Olive and Otto need to find her. Curriculum: Numbers and counting; doubling.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#123] Cheetah Racer Chris and Martin announce that no creature or vehicle can travel as fast over the rough and tumble African savannah as the cheetah. Aviva takes the challenge and declares she will build a ground racer that can run even faster than a cheetah. Of course Zach wants to prove that he is a better inventor than Aviva and joins the race. The team, inspired by the cheetah, "revs up" to explore the different functions required for speed build a cheetah racer and win the race. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1305] No Acting Please/Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending * No Acting Please - Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman guest-stars as director Will Toffman in this episode about theater and the arts. When Fern lands a role in the Elwood City community production of "It Began With a Whistle," she fears she's not talented enough to be a star actress. But Will Toffman teaches Fern how to have fun, be herself and truly shine.
    * Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending - Finally, the final volume of the Henry Screever series, The Knights of the Bouillabiasse, is out. Prunella and Marina compete to see who can finish the book the fastest. But the two friends learn that speed-reading doesn't always pay off.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#208H] Paws and Effect/The Trouble with Teddy * Paws and Effect - When Martha gets a piece of glass in her paw, everyone realizes that littering hurts more than the environment. But what can they do about it? As Alice, Helen, and TD know, protecting the environment (and paws) is important, but it is easier said than done. Vocabulary: (E) discard(ed)(ing), litter(ed)(ing), thoughtless, debris, recycle(d)(ing) (I) careless(ly), trash, important, broke(n), injured.
    * The Trouble with Teddy - Teddy, a neighborhood dog, is sick, and the vet doesn't know why. When Martha is called in to consult, even she can't diagnose the patient. Enlisting the help of the dog pack, they scour the yard for hazardous materials - when the cause of the problem could be right under their noses. Vocabulary: (E) hazardous, ingest(ed), environment, poisonous, pesticide(s) (I) rotten, spoil(ed), safe, dangerous, gross.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    WordGirl [#711H] El Queso Mysterioso/Putt with Honor * El Queso Mysterioso - It's the day of the Magical Magicians Convention, and the entire Botsford family is excited to go and see their favorite magician, El Mysterioso, perform live. Everyone except Becky, that is, who would much rather be at the Pretty Princess book signing across the street. But Mr. Botsford emphasizes how important it is that they spend the day as a family. In the middle of the convention, Becky's super hearing picks up the sound of Dr. Two-Brains evil cackle from across the city. What could he be up to? Something criminal, no doubt. Can Becky figure out a way to suit up as WordGirl without missing out on family time and disappointing her father? Vocabulary Words: Illusion, Influence.
    * Putt with Honor - TJ Botsford is mere hours away from winning the local mini golf tournament and getting his picture on Patrick Needlemeyer's Miniature Golf Super Universe Wall of Fame (which is only the biggest deal ever) . When Becky catches Eileen cheating - "I have to win because it's my birfday!" - she knows she has to stop her.She can't let TJ lose to Eileen! But what lengths will Becky go to prevent Eileen from winning? Will she go so far as to cheat herself? Vocabulary Words: Concentrate, Tournament.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    The Great British Baking Show [#312H] Masterclass 2 Paul demonstrates how to make soda bread and then bakes baguettes. Mary makes cappuccino creme brulees and Spanische windtorte. Paul shows how to decorate a pie and Mary makes checkerboard cake and a tiered white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    The Great British Baking Show [#313H] Masterclass 3 Mary demonstrates her sugar-free carrot cake before making an apricot frangipane tart. Paul shows the correct way to make the Cypriot flaounas, and makes a game pie with hot water crust pastry followed by lime and passion fruit Charlotte Russe. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3704H] Scone Palace 2 duration 58:54   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#203H] Our American Storytellers Three iconic American storytellers have spent their lives chronicling the lives of others, while knowing almost nothing about their own family history. Ken Burns confronts the reality of his southern ancestors' role in the Civil War, including Confederate soldiers held captive and a slave-owning Virginian. Anderson Cooper, scion of one of America's most storied families, the Vanderbilts, longs to know more about his father's southern roots - including the story of an ancestor murdered by one his slaves. Anna Deavere Smith learns the story of her great-grandfather Basil Biggs, a free black man and former conductor on the Underground Railroad. All three guests' ancestors intersect at pivotal moments of American history. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#504H] Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds Rock and soul are the pillars that support the seven-piece collective known as Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds. Horn-fueled infectious grooves combined with the driving force of lead singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe, make SS&TDB a force to be reckoned with. The Infinity Hall Live audience matches the energy summoned by the band during this joyful and sometimes gritty set. From their pop-infused single "Sugar" to the bluesy "Catch Me If You Can", to a surprising nod to Paul Simon during the spirited "Prison Cells", The Dirty Birds provide a boundless wall of sound backing the swagger and vocal tenacity that pours out of Kincheloe, from beginning to end this can't miss-show proves why this band is on the rise. Includes interview with band leader Arleigh Kincheloe. duration 56:00   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#1102H] Know Who You Are The road-trippers' search for wisdom continues in San Francisco, where they interview Roy Remer, a volunteer coordinator at the Zen Hospice Project, who uses Buddhist principles to serve the emotional needs of the terminally ill. Roy reflects on the difficulty of letting go, and encourages the road-trippers to practice saying goodbye to the various stages of life in order to grow into the next version of themselves. Next, the road-trippers talk the importance of self-reflection with Omar Cardenas, a youth organizer for the Children's Defense Fund. Omar's personal transformation from troubled high school dropout to empowering mentor inspires Tele'jon, who aspires to do similar work.
    Later, a drive to Los Angeles lands the road-trippers at the doorstep of Ian Harvie, a transgendered stand-up comedian whose self-deprecating brand of humor hilariously tackles issues of gender identity and societal expectations. Ian discusses his challenge-filled journey of self-acceptance, stirring up powerful emotions in Olivia. The road-trippers ultimately leave the interview feeling more resolute in their identities and determined to live their lives in a way that's true to themselves.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:30 am
    Weekend Explorer [#408H] Guangdong Province, China Explore the rarely traveled rural areas of the Guangdong Province; explore the history of the Diaolou house castles of the Kaiping World Heritage Site, visit the unique circular houses of the Hakka clan of Chinese, and visit the residence of Dr. Sun Yat Sen arguably China's most influential modern leader. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

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

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

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

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

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