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KQED Plus: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Chasing Shackleton [#103H] Following the successful sea crossing from Elephant Island, Tim Jarvis must now traverse the mountains of South Georgia to complete his re-enactment of Shackleton's 'double'. But injury, illness and bad weather are against him -- the carefully picked team of eight shrinks to just three, leaving Tim, Royal Marine Baz Gray and sailor Paul Larsen to finish the job. Racing through a narrow weather window, and without a proper support team, they battle high winds, bad visibility, deadly crevasse fields and impossible climbs - even reliving Shackleton's famous glissade down the Tridents -- to finally reach their goal Stromness, and walk in to a hero's welcome. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:00 am
    African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross [#101H] The Black Atlantic (1500-1800) The Black Atlantic explores the truly global experiences that created the African American people. Beginning a full century before the first documented '20-and-odd' slaves arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, the episode portrays the earliest Africans, both slave and free, who arrived on these shores. But the Trans-Atlantic slave trade would soon become a vast empire connecting three continents. Through stories of individuals caught in its web, like a ten-year-old girl named Priscilla who was transported from Sierra Leone to South Carolina in the mid-18th century, we trace the emergence of plantation slavery in the American South. The late 18th century saw a global explosion of freedom movements, and The Black Atlantic examines what that Era of Revolutions-American, French and Haitian-would mean for African Americans, and for slavery in America. duration 56:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross [#102H] The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) The Age of Slavery illustrates how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution. For free black people in places like Philadelphia, these years were a time of tremendous opportunity. But for most African Americans, this era represented a new nadir. King Cotton fueled the rapid expansion of slavery into new territories, and a Second Middle Passage forcibly relocated African Americans from the Upper South into the Deep South. Yet as slavery intensified, so did resistance. From individual acts to mass rebellions, African Americans demonstrated their determination to undermine and ultimately eradicate slavery in every state in the nation. Courageous individuals, such as Harriet Tubman, Richard Allen and Frederick Douglass, played a crucial role in forcing the issue of slavery to the forefront of national politics, helping to create the momentum that would eventually bring the country to war. duration 56:16   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Mercy Street [#203H] One Equal Temper As Pinkerton looks at the Greens more closely, they join forces to hide an ugly secret. McBurney, hoping to distance Foster from Mary, sends him to a nearby army camp on a house call. Alice helps Frank escape and Samuel earns Charlotte's respect. duration 56:46   SRND51 TV14-L
  • 4:00 am
    Forsyte Saga, The [#105H] Episode 5 Irene leaves Soames for good, leaving behind everything, including her wedding ring. June and her father, young Jolyon, reunite. Soames is in a deep depression. Five years pass and Helene (the French governess) has died. Old Jolyon meets Irene by chance and they become friends. duration 54:18   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Forsyte Saga, The [#106H] Episode 6 Old Jolyon dies. To the astonishment of all, he has left Irene some money. Twelve years pass. Soames marries Annette, a French woman. Dartie is gambling recklessly and cavorting with prostitutes, embarrassing the family. duration 53:24   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4182] Tavis talks with heralded musician Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah about his latest project, The Centennial Trilogy. Original air date 6/23/17. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4181] Tavis talks with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter John Mellencamp about his career and latest album Sad Clowns & Hillbillies. Original air date 6/20/17. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1604H] A Hearty Fall Feast Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best roasted rack of lamb at home. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the test kitchen's secret to roasted brined Turkey. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of dijon mustard. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate root vegetable gratin. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#203H] Girls at the Grill with Elizabeth Karmel Women of America, pick up your tongs, put on your aprons and man the grill! It's easy with Sara's buddy, grilling expert Elizabeth Karmel, to guide you! First is an easy Chicken Paillard with Greek Farmer's Salad and Tzatziki to get the basics down. Then, pizza! This one is a Blistered Corn and Asparagus Pesto Grilled Pizza. Finally, we'll go all out with Elizabeth's famous Texas Hill Country BBQ with a universally loved finger lickin' sauce. Tonight, boys drool...grill girls rule! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Bakes [#707H] Gulf Along the Gulf Coast, tremendous pride is taken in serving guests, from the most elegant hors d'oeuvres to the tallest of layer cakes. In this lesson, Martha shares her invaluable techniques for preparing three spectacular desserts: an irresistible Southern caramel cake, Mississippi mud tart with an easy press-in crust, and a Lane cake that's sure to take center stage at any celebration. Plus, cheese straws, a quintessential Southern party snack. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#305] Ceviche Around The World Spice up any party with refreshing, healthy and easy-to-prepare ceviche, marinated seafood salads that originated in South America. Using 3 different fishes and flavor combinations, Chef Keller creates a mouth-watering assortment. Recipes: Asian-Flavored Tuna Ceviche; Japanese Ceviche with Halibut; Spanish-Flavored Salmon Ceviche. duration 26:56   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1208H] The Great Rivers of France: Lyon to Arles Burt tours the ancient city of Lyon. Founded by the Romans in the year 43, it is the gastronomic capital of France. Then he visits the winemakers of Beaujolais, the twin cities of Tournon and Tain L'Hermitage connected by the oldest suspension bridge in Europe. Next is a stop at the Pope's Palace in Avignon, and the locations in Arles that inspired Van Gogh. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#307] Prague & Budapest We leave Western Europe behind as we venture to the exotic cities of Prague and Budapest. In Prague, we marvel at the startlingly beautiful old town and tour the labyrinthine castle that haunted writer Franz Kafka. Bohemian glass dazzles us as we browse the flourishing shops in this former Communist country, and we witness the scene of the "Velvet Revolution." Then it's off to Budapest, where we surrender ourselves to steamy mineral spas, are serenaded by Gypsy music in one of the city's most traditional restaurants, and sway to the rhythms of Hungarian dancers. We round out our trip with Budapest's regal Opera House, and monuments of a bygone era in the Communist Statue Park. Tips on luxury hotels. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#1207H] Artesanos/Artisans The highly skilled artisans migrating from Mexico and Latin America are the backbone of high-end design and retail in Los Angeles, producing exquisite furniture, textiles and design goods. They represent a creative force that seems invisible to the city. Learn their stories and they role they play in making Los Angeles and Southern California the creative capital of the world. duration 57:37   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Nature's Great Race [#103H] Zebra Witness the perilous journey of thousands zebra who face lions, hunting dogs, drought and starvation as they brave a brutal Botswana wilderness and undertake Africa's longest land migration to the rich grasslands of Nxai Pan National Park. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23182] A look back at conversations with musicians: Jon Bon Jovi, Gary Clark Jr., John Mayer and Chris Stapleton. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1117H] Old Skool Cafe, Brown Sugar Kitchen, Green Chile... We're craving that "down-home" feeling, so our first spot is a 1940's-style supper club that brings energy, commitment and family recipes to San Francisco at Old Skool Cafe. Next for a flavorsome breakfast, try starting the day in Oakland at Brown Sugar Kitchen. Then unwind with some spicy Southwestern flavors in San Francisco at Green Chile Kitchen. duration 24:37   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#107H] Fall Fruit While Fall is typically associated with the changing colors of leaves and harvesting the last of summer produce, Joanne takes a moment to highlight beautiful fall fruit, including pomegranates and pears. She'll also take us to a special Italian market and a Napa Winery, and teach her student how to prepare a Fall Fruit Salad. Recipes: Fall Fruit Salad with Pomegranate, Pear, Grapes and Pecans with White Balsamic Vinaigrette, Chicken Breasts stuffed with Montasio and Dried Figs, Pear Granita with Late Harvest Zinfandel and Black Pepper Student: Pascal Molat. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#213H] Earth to Table For Jacques, nothing beats an earthy soup to keep you warm during the coldest season and his Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup hits the spot. To spice up the evening, he creates a pocket in boneless chicken breasts to fill with a tasty stuffing in Chicken Supremes with Tapenade and Mushroom Sauce served over Vegetable Couscous. The meal ends on a sweet note with a Pear Compote and freshly baked Almond Crumble Cookies. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#705H] Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1714H] Rapid City, Hour Two AR hits the open road to visit the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame - located in the town famous for its annual motorcycle rally. Highlights include TWA travel posters; a 1932 signed photograph of the national treasure, Mount Rushmore; and a Rock-Ola juke box valued at $2000-$3000. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#408] Stars of the Tides When Martin and Chris argue about who gets to keep a prized creature souvenir, Aviva unveils a new Creature Power Challenge that should settle things. This time, Martin and Chris must make it through the day in one of the harshest habitats on Earth, the rocky intertidal. The Kratt Bros. must use the creature powers of the intertidal to outlast each other and win the prize. Science Concept: Adaptation. Life usually finds a way to survive in even the harshest of environments. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#139] Olive and Otto In Shmumberland Olive and Otto in Shmumberland - When Olive and Otto get zapped into a comic book, Olive must use her knowledge of the comic book to escape. Curriculum: Number operations; solving addition and subtraction problems using a number line and other strategies. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#140] O Is Not for Over O is Not for Over - Olive and Otto face their biggest challenge yet. Curriculum: Algebraic thinking; identifying and extending patterns and using deductive reasoning to solve problems. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#2004H] That's My Grandma/Bud's Knotty Problem D.W. gets jealous when Grandma Thora becomes the most popular babysitter in town. When Bud falls in love with a snazzy new pair of boots, he might face his toughest adventure yet - learning to tie his shoes. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#2005H] Lend Me Your Ear/The Butler Did It Arthur, Buster, and Brain are worried when Mr. Ratburn isn't acting like himself. He's always pleased to see them...so what has made him change his tune? When Mr. Crosswire gets a robot butler for Father's Day, Muffy fears Bailey may be replaced. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Martha Speaks [#313H] Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird/Return to Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird * Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird - The gang is camping out. The tent is pitched, they've played a hundred hands of Go Fish, and they've even eaten all the s'mores - but they still aren't tired. When TD suggests they tell science fiction stories, no one expects this story to end as it does: to be continued! Vocabulary: (E) science fiction, data, unpredictable, forsee(able), unforeseen, feline(s) (I) gather(ing), mysterious, peculiar, vine.
    * Return to Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird - A shadow on the outside of the tent inspires still more stories. With humans shrinking to the size of ants, and ants growing to the size of humans,everyone has something to contribute. Vocabulary: (E) miniature(ize), enormous, magnify(ing), improbable, scientist (I) ray, puny, huge, giant, mini.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#905H] Vixen's Run, Part 1 Wealthy, eccentric, obese aristocrat Freddy Butler (Joss Ackland) drops dead after gathering all three of his wives at his hall. Although the cause of death is revealed to have been natural causes, the case is far from simple when, soon after, his solicitor is killed in a house fire. Guest Star: Sian Phillips. duration 50:56   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:53 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#906H] Vixen's Run, Part 2 see description in part 1. duration 44:29   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:40 pm
    New Tricks [#1007H] Things Can Only Get Better When the team investigates the death of an MP's researcher and find themselves in hot pursuit of a mysterious Bosnian woman, Strickland introduces Pullman to a war crimes prosecutor who proves to be more than helpful to their case. duration 54:10   STEREO
  • 9:36 pm
    Death In Paradise [#126H] Hidden Secrets When the owner of a failing surf school is found shot dead, in the chest at close range, in a locked room; the only suspects are his wife, his best friend, and the 3 pupils staying at the school. When a recently taken out life policy is discovered, suicide seems the only possibility until the relationships of the suspects are taken into account. duration 52:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:30 pm
    The Tunnel: Sabotage [#208H] Watch the final episode, as Elise makes a devastating discovery, Karl threatens MI5 and Artem launches his lethal attack. In a terrifying showdown, Karl and Elise race to catch the chemist. duration 54:07   SRND51 TV14-VSL
  • 11:30 pm
    On Story [#716H] Deconstructing Jane Austen Filmmakers Lindsay Doran, Robin Swicord, Bernie Su, and Janine Barchas discuss the timelessness and relate-ability of Jane Austen's characters. duration 26:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler [#105H] Kumbh Mela Every 12 years, tens of millions of men, women and children gather on the flood plain of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers in Allahabad, India, for the world's largest gathering for religious purposes. This is the Kumbh Mela, the great Hindu festival when pilgrims bathe where two sacred rivers meet. Such mass bathing has been recorded for more than 2,500 years. Feiler travels to the Kumbh with a group of spiritual seekers from across America. After surviving an out-of-season monsoon that floods much of the Mela camp, they meet with some of India's leading spiritual gurus and join millions of fellow pilgrims in a ritual that Hindus believe washes away sins and breaks the endless cycle of reincarnation. duration 56:16   STEREO TVPG (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!

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

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

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