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KQED Plus: Thursday, September 7, 2017

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

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Thursday, September 7, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler [#106H] Osun-Osogbo Feiler travels to Nigeria with a group of African-American pilgrims who are attending an annual festival in honor of the Yoruba goddess Osun. The indigenous African faith, sometimes called Orisa Devotion, was first carried to the Americas during the transatlantic slave trade. In company with pilgrims from Miami, New York and Boston, Feiler visits the last remaining Yoruba sacred grove in Nigeria, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, where the Osun Festival attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims and visitors. As two young American pilgrims are initiated as priestesses to the goddess Osun, a Miami-based priest reveals that music and dance bring most African Americans back to a faith in which culture, art and spirituality are inextricably mixed. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 am
    Midsomer Murders [#909H] Four Funerals and a Wedding, Part 1 A ninety-year-old battle of the sexes comes to a head in Broughton, with casualties on both side: Mildred Danvers, poisoned, and Rev. Anthony Gant, shot. Guest star: Dominic Jephcott. duration 48:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:50 am
    Midsomer Murders [#910H] Four Funerals and a Wedding, Part 2 see description in part 1. duration 46:06   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:37 am
    New Tricks [#1008H] The One That Got Away Pullman seizes the chance to solve a murder that she believes is linked to her first ever case, and the team start putting together a jigsaw puzzle of suspects from a photograph taken in a London park in the 90s. Eventually faced with increasing pressure to hand over the investigation, Sandra makes a huge decision, which is going to change UCOS forever. (Reappearance by James Bolam as Jack Halford, final appearance of Amanda Redman as Sandra Pullman.) duration 54:25   STEREO
  • 3:33 am
    Death In Paradise [#127H] Damned If You Do Humphrey receives a phone call from the President of the Saint Marie Heritage Society that someone is trying to kill him. An hour later the President is dead and the other members are all suffering from food poisoning, from Water Hemlock, after eating a stew based on a 15th century recipe. An autopsy reveals the President has died from a high concentration of Water Hemlock than the other members despite eating the same amount of food. Humphrey suspects one of the society members; and the president's journal is missing. Humphrey's attempt to express his feelings for Camille goes wrong and he is shocked when she tells him of a job offer from the Paris police. duration 52:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:30 am
    The Tunnel [#101H] Inside the Channel Tunnel, on the borderline between Britain and France, the body of a woman is discovered. As the corpse is lifted, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary murder. A thrilling and complex cross-Channel investigation ensues. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14-VS
  • 5:30 am
    On Story [#717H] Trail Stories: The Making of Lonesome Dove Producer Suzanne de Passe and screenwriter Bill Wittliff discuss the making of Lonesome Dove. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4188] Tavis talks with journalist Joan Walsh about the political implications of Hurricane Harvey and with sociologist Robert D. Bullard about the environmental significance and ramifications of the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4187] Tavis talks with journalist and author John Nichols about his latest book Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People In America" and with former FEMA Director Michael Brown about Hurricane Harvey and the government's response. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1610H] Sweet and Spicy Asian Specialties Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Joanne Chang at Myers + Chang to learn about shell-on shrimp. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best crispy salt and pepper shrimp at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Sichuan peppercorns. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making Vietnamese-style caramel chicken with broccoli. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#208H] Thanksgiving 101 Every Thanksgiving, America tunes in to hear Sara Moulton answer their turkey questions live, and now her public television viewers will get her infallible guidance. She covers the essentials of how to buy, defrost, brine, roast and time the bird in Top 10 Thanksgiving Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. Your Thanksgiving dilemmas are solved with Sara's One-Size-Fits-All Stuffing (you pick the mix-ins!); how to prep delicious wine-infused Gravy in Advance and how to keep and re-heat tasty Mashed Potatoes. Sara is your one-stop shop for Thanksgiving advice! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#503H] Stews of the Arabian Gulf Follow the flavor as Martha puts her spin on the stews of the Arabian Gulf. Slow-cooked treasures like Arabian Gulf potpie, braised lamb shanks with okra, curried swordfish stew, and red lentil vegetable stew offer nourishing comfort with ease. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#311] Beef Wellington Chef Keller prepares his favorite holiday dinner main course: Beef Wellington, a French classic that never goes out of style along with a delicious and colorful vegetable stew. Recipes: Beef Wellington; Sauteed Vegetables with String Beans and Shiitakes. duration 28:59   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Born to Explore with Richard Wiese [#121H] Australia: Secret Outback In this episode, Richard journeys to Australia to discover its secret outback. From the Northern Territory to the Tiwi Islands. He meets the elders and families of Tiwi along with its artists. Richard goes "outbush" to learn how to survive and live on the land with his hosts. He spears fish and crabs, collects mud mussels. He learns about local customs, dances, and joins in a smoking ceremony to banish stress and demons. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Weekend Explorer [#406H] Punta Mita, Mexico Explore the spectacularly beautiful wild region north of Puerto Vallarta including watching the aerial acrobatics of awesome humpback whales, snorkeling with colorful tropical fish, surfing a local reef, ATVing into the jungle, and fishing in crystal clear blue waters. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 am
    Genealogy Roadshow [#207H] Best of Genealogy Roadshow Enjoy the most intriguing stories selected from both seasons of the series. From immigrant voyages and famous ancestors to murder mysteries and family connections, the episode revisits the journeys in cities across the country as people uncover their family histories. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 11:00 am
    Sea of Creepy Monsters The Lembeh Strait, located north of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, is a hotspot of marine biodiversity. Countless amazing creatures thrive in the underwater landscape found here. Over a period of 4 years, two wildlife filmmakers captured hundreds of hours of footage including some behavior never-before caught on camera. For instance, they were able to shoot an anglerfish swallowing a lionfish - a scene resembling Godzilla gulping down Dracula!
    In this fascinating documentary, macro cinematography brings viewers up-close with incredible creatures. Some of this sea life is barely visible to the naked eye, such as a gorgeously colored sea slug - just a few millimeters long, and the pigmy sea horse, which only grows to about two centimeters long. Some of these animals make themselves virtually undetectable by employing masterful camouflage.
    The filefish, for example, cleverly conceals itself among soft corals, moving with the rhythm of the water as if it were a part of the coral. The octopus masters an even more astonishing trick - changing its appearance not only by varying the color of its skin but also its texture. The Lembeh Strait also harbors many animals still unknown to science, including one of the world's rarest octopi - a quaint, hairy creature that can pass itself off as a bundle of fibrous algae.
    As the program title implies, there are also menacing species to be seen. These include a member of the frogfish family with a natural "fishing rod" attached to its body - actually, a flap of skin disguised as a tasty worm - which it uses to capture its unsuspecting prey! The mantis shrimp caught on film are called "thumb breakers" by fishermen as they can deliver a blow strong enough to break a bone. From elegant seahorses, to mantis shrimp and deadly mini-octopi, this is a rare underwater documentary where the images remain long after the program has ended.
    duration 51:08   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23188] (original air date 9/6/2017) We continue looking at the escalating conflict with North Korea. Guest host Jeff Glor is joined by Richard McGregor, author of "Three Tigers, One Mountain: China, Japan and the US in the Asian Century."
    *We conclude with Michael Schmidt of The New York Times discussing the Boston Red Sox's use of the Apple watch to to illegally steal hand signals from opponents' catchers.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#404H] Borobudur Restaurant, Alegria's, Poggio Indonesian food starts the show at Borobudur Restaurant. Then traditional Spanish cuisine at Alegria's. Finally we visit Poggio for an Italian dining experience. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#203H] Middle-East Feast Or Spice It Up Joanne shows us how preserved lemons add vibrancy and a bright taste to hummus. Then, Jerry is back and ready to spice it up using cardamom and coriander to transform a plain chicken breast into unforgettable Spice-Dusted Chicken Skewers with Harissa Yogurt Sauce, served with Pearl Couscous. Recipes: Spiced Humus with Preserved Lemons, Spice-Dusted Chicken Skewers with Harissa Yogurt Sauce, Pearl Couscous (and variations). Student: Jerry Feldman. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#216H] Smooth Food With daughter Claudine visiting the kitchen, Jacques uses local blue cheese to make Mini Savory Cheesecakes on Arugula. Even when Claudine fails to coat the sides of the souffle dishes with breadcrumbs, they can still be unmolded for serving! Steamed Scrod Packages in Pimiento Sauce and Butternut Squash Saute complete the menu's savory dishes leaving a comforting Tapioca Banana Coconut Pudding for dessert. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#711H] Venice and Its Lagoon Venice, more than any other European city, has an endlessly seductive charm. For centuries, it was nicknamed La Serenissima, "The Most Serenely Beautiful One" - and for good reason. Along with sampling the sumptuous art treasures of Venice and exploring its back-street wonders, we cruise its lagoon, stopping in fiery Murano for glass, pastel Burano for lace, and murky Torcello for a sense of where Venice was born. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Great Estates of Scotland [#101H] Dumfries Tour the interior of the fabulous Dumfries House, an architectural gem that boasts one of the largest collections of Chippendale furniture in the world. This once-neglected mansion was dramatically brought back to life and saved for the nation by HRH The Prince of Wales. duration 55:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#207H] Bugs Or Monkeys? A miniaturized Martin wants to check out insects in the rainforest, but Chris wants to investigate the world of the Spider monkey. Chris wins when he puts "mini" Martin in his backpack and heads off through the treetops. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#211H] Extreme Cakeover/A Job Well Undone Extreme Cakeover - When a virus that turns people into cakes spreads through Headquarters, the agents try to contain the outbreak. Curriculum: Data analysis; Sorting and classifying. A Job Well Undone - The agents compete to win Agents of the Month. Curriculum: Word problems involving numerical relations; Using a number line. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#212H] Three's Company/Behind Enemy Mimes Three's Company - Ms. O gets kicked out of her office due to odd infestations. Curriculum: Combining 3-D shapes. Behind Enemy Mimes - Ms. O needs the agents' help to track down her old partner, O'Donahue. Curriculum: Grouping; Multiplication. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1604H] Get Smart/Baby Steps * Get Smart - Everyone loves HUGO-the new interactive whiteboard that claims to be 100% accurate. If only Mr. Ratburn knew how to use it... After a crash course from Brain, Mr. Ratburn embraces the high tech teaching tool; that is, until HUGO corrects him in front of the class. Let the battle of rat vs. machine begin!
    * Baby Steps - Mei Lin can say "hello" AND play the piano?!? Kate can't even wave! Worried about her sister's future, D.W. enlists the help of Brain to determine if Kate is above average, below average, or (gulp!) just average-average...Meanwhile, Kate and Pal are puzzled by D.W.'s odd behavior and vow to find a "cure."
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#1605H] Night of the Tibble/Read and Flumberghast * Night of the Tibble - The Tibble Twins are having their first sleepover! The lucky victim...err, guest: James. Will the Tibbles lock him in the dark basement? Strap him to the terrifying Flatter Fling? Serve him cupcakes and cookies for dinner?!?
    * Read and Flumberghast - A cupcake's been stolen! The primary suspect: Tommy Tibble. D.W. gathers a jury and demands that justice be served. Can D. W. get Tommy to confess? Or will she lose control of this kangaroo court?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Martha Speaks [#405H] Return Of The Bookbots: The Case Of The Missing Words, Part One & Two Return of the Bookbots: The Case of the Missing Words, Part One - The Bookbots are back and faced with a new nemesis: The Announcer. Armed with the power to bring nouns from books to life, the Announcer is wreaking havoc on Wagstaff City. Can our heroes utilize their semantic savvy to stifle this rampaging rapscallion? Vocabulary: (E) noun, remove, term, insert, announce(r). Return of the Bookbots: The Case of the Missing Words, Part Two - The Announcer is still at large and has put the city into grammatical peril. Fortunately, the Bookbots have discovered a secret weapon: adjectives. Equipped with this new linguistic leverage, our heroes may just be able to save their beloved city from their phonological foe. Vocabulary: (E) oath, adjective, define, modify, weightless. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Great British Baking Show [#301H] Cake Join 12 amateur bakers in the tent for their first competition. Madeira cake is the Signature challenge. For the Technical, they must duplicate Mary Berry's frosted walnut cake. Finally, they tackle black forest gateau for the Showstopper. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Great British Baking Show [#302H] Biscuits Watch the remaining 11 bakers tackle biscuits. Biscotti are the Signature challenge, while the Technical demands puff pastry arlettes. The Showstopper task is to create and build an edible biscuit box filled with 36 biscuits of a different flavor. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3705H] Derby Roundhouse duration 58:00   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#206H] We Come from People Trace three guests' roots into the heart of slavery, revealing that there is no singular narrative and challenging preconceptions of an era that profoundly shaped our nation's sense of itself. Hip-hop artist Nas discovers a web of his slave ancestors and their intimate relationship with their slave master; award-winning actress Angela Bassett meets ancestors whose slave family tragedy is rivaled only by a triumphant emancipation story; and presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett goes back in time more than 200 years to meet a formidable line-up of free people of color - all of them of trailblazers. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Feeling Good About America: The 1976 Presidential Election By 1976, it seemed America was finally on the right track. The Vietnam War and the assassinations of several important political figures were behind us. Vice President Spiro Agnew's corruption was fading from the public's memory, and the crimes of Watergate forced Nixon to resign from the presidency. Americans were ready to be normal again. A new feeling was sweeping coast to coast as people pulled together to celebrate the nation's bicentennial, and to select a new president who could help close the book on an awful decade. FEELING GOOD ABOUT AMERICA: THE 1976 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION chronicles the race between incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford and Democratic candidate and Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter, who stepped onto the national stage touting his outsider status and promising, "I'll never lie to you." The documentary explores Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon, the anti-establishment sentiment surging through the country, Carter's primary strategy in a crowded field, and the challenge to Ford by Ronald Reagan for the Republican nomination. Using a combination of archival clips and interviews, the film examines this close race and discusses how the 1976 Presidential election was the last time in which the country wasn't polarized in the manner it is today. The documentary features: historian and author Douglas Brinkley; political analyst Larry J. Sabato; journalist and political commentator Fred Barnes; Carter's National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski; and President Ford's son, Jack Ford; among many others. duration 55:10   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#1202H] East Meets West The East Coast born and bred road-trippers experience a totally foreign way of life-laidback and Californian as they ride jet packs, talk to the creator of Frozen's Elsa in L.A., and venture north to Ventura where Patagonia designer John Rapp instructs them in the relaxed ways of West Coast work-life, finding what you love and digging in, and creating balance wherever you are. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#405H] Shenandoah Valley, Virginia - Luray Caverns, Water Parks, and Lavender Farms In Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, one of America's most majestic destinations, Colleen and her family are in for an adventure. Watch as they explore the Luray Caverns, experience the White Oak Lavender Farm, and even go horseback riding at Fort Valley Ranch. To top off their adventure, the girls also have some fun at the Virginia Safari Park, getting up-close and personal with some exotic animals. duration 26:46   TVG
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      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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