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KQED Plus: Thursday, September 21, 2017

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

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1506H] Puerto Rico Zay Harding visits San Juan, the El Yunque National Forest, the Camuy River Caves National Park and the coffee-producing central highlands. Along the way he discovers why Puerto Rico is known as the "island of enchantment," boasting sun-kissed beaches, dramatic mountains, a rich colonial history, and great music. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:00 am
    Midsomer Murders [#913H] Death In Chorus, Part 1 Barnaby and DC Ben Jones attempt to unravel the deaths of a choir member and a bird watcher before more murders occur. With an art scam and another person trying to keep control, there is much to keep Barnaby and Jones busy. Guest Star: Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who). duration 49:36   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:51 am
    Midsomer Murders [#914H] Death In Chorus, Part 2 see description in part 1. duration 44:58   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:37 am
    New Tricks [#1010H] Wild Justice Miller is faced with a dilemma when the investigation of a corrupt senior officer calls into question the conviction of Edward Monroe - whom she believes to be guilty of murdering her old work partner. Pre-empting an appeal, UCOS must carry out preliminary investigative work for Strickland. As things begin to look like someone else could be guilty of the crime in question, can Miller hide a key fact from the team or will she do the right thing? Meanwhile, Steve McAndrew is forced to finally face his past when his long-lost son Stewie unexpectedly turns up looking for a place to stay. However, father and son struggle to strike up a bond. duration 54:23   STEREO
  • 3:33 am
    Death In Paradise [#129H] Swimming In Murder The lead singer of a recently reformed rock band is electrocuted in the swimming pool of the recording studio and home of the record producer. The 3 other members of the band, the record producer and band manager all have reasons to kill him but were all in the studio at the time of death and Humphrey's only clue is a dead Click Beetle, by the pool, that is non-native to Saint Marie. First appearance of Tobi Bakare as Officer J. P. Hooper. duration 52:11   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:30 am
    The Tunnel [#103H] The serial killer steps up his cross-Channel campaign, targeting an elderly victim in his "moral" crusade. The race is on for police in Britain and France to identify and capture the murderer before more lives are brutally lost. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14-VS
  • 5:30 am
    On Story [#719H] Treat Yo Self: A Conversation with Alan Yang Parks and Recreation and Master of None writer Alan Yang talks about making up for lost time, writing for the Harvard Lampoon, and putting stories from his personal life into the show. duration 26:48   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4198] Tavis talks with novelist Salman Rushdie about his latest work The Golden House: A Novel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4197] Tavis talks with authors Carol Anderson and Tim Wise about white rage and anxiety in this Trump Presidency and their latest books, White Rage and White Like Me. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1620H] Braised to Perfection Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate braised halibut with leeks and mustard at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of smoked salmon. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best warming trays. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making perfect slow-cooked whole carrots. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#216H] One Pot Asian Meals with Ming Tsai Sara's old friend Ming Tsai shares his favorite one-pot meals with an Asian twist. His Lemongrass-Coconut Chicken Soup is a perfect showcase for a tutorial on cooking with lemongrass. Black Bean Scallops and Zucchini is cooked in a wok and delicious with Ming's signature 50-50 rice. His Ginger Orange Duck "Cassoulet" brings fresh Far Eastern flavors to a traditional French dish. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#507H] Dates Explore the versatility of dates, a cornerstone of Gulf cuisine, in both savory and sweet dishes: date-stuffed baby eggplant, mackerel with date butter, chocolate-date pudding cake, and date truffles. Make a date with this super food! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#321] Burgers from a Master It's two special burgers from the Burger Bar, including a unique slider pairing buffalo meat and some succulent crab followed by a BLT burger made with turkey meat and topped with a spicy aioli. Recipes: Buffalo Surf and Turf Slider, BLT Turkey Burger duration 25:54   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Born to Explore with Richard Wiese [#123H] Tanzania: The Last Stone Age Tribe Richard Wiese journeys to Tanzania to meet its people, rich cultures and amazing wildlife. He descends into the Ngoro Ngoro Crater and comes face-to-face with lions, elephants, and hippos. Richard then travels deep into the Serengeti bush for a rare encounter with a little-known Stone Age tribe called the Hadza. Only a few hundred Hadzabe remain today, living a remote and primitive existence. Richard joins the men on a hunt with only bows and arrows in their daily search for food. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 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
  • 10:00 am
    Genealogy Roadshow [#302H] Miami Follow genealogists as they trace stories about Pocahontas, a Cuban grandfather's secret past, the impact of WWII on a Filipino family, changes wrought by the Tuskegee experiment and a possibly villainous ancestor. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 am
    Nova [#4120H] Emperor's Ghost Army In central China, a vast underground mausoleum conceals a life-size terracotta army of cavalry, infantry, horses, chariots, weapons, administrators, acrobats, and musicians, all built to serve China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, in the afterlife. Lost and forgotten for over 2200 years, this clay army, 8000 strong, stands poised to help the First Emperor rule again beyond the grave.
    Now, a new archaeological campaign is probing the thousands of figures entombed in the mausoleum. With exclusive access to pioneering research, this program reveals how the Emperor directed the manufacture of the tens of thousands of bronze weapons carried by the clay soldiers. Nova tests the power of these weapons with high-action experiments and reports on revolutionary 3D computer modeling techniques that are revealing new insights into how the clay figures were made, revealing in the process the secrets of one of archaeology's greatest discoveries.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23198H] (original air date 9/20/2017) A look at "The Vietnam War," a 10-part, 18-hour documentary series airing on PBS. Charlie is joined by the filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#406H] Zeni Ethiopian, Quinn's Lighthouse, Aquerello The unexpected unites the three restaurants this week. Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant's surprising location makes it a "find". Flying peanuts hitting the floor at Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub make a casual statement, while Acquerello's historical location support the quiet elegance of the old church's surroundings. duration 27:26   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#207H] Making Waves Or Marrakech Express Joanne turns ordinary romaine into an exotic salad salad with honey, cardamom, and Moroccan Spiced Almonds. Her student, Leah, boards the Marrakech Express to learn the secret to making burger night an even bigger hit with the family, mixing Moroccan spices with lamb and topping with a zesty cucumber, yogurt sauce with ginger. Recipes: Romaine Waves with Honey and Cardamom and Moroccan Spiced Almonds, Moroccan Merguez Lamb Burgers, Yogurt, Cucumber and Ginger Sauce. Student: Leah Ballantyne. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#220H] Breaking with Tradition Jacques breaks with tradition to make a Skillet Apple Charlotte cooked in a single pan. From a jar of mayonnaise he makes a dressing that's his alone, to serve with eggs, anchovies and tomatoes in a Harlequin Salad. And when veal isn't an option for the classic scaloppini, Jacques chooses turkey breast for a twist in Turkey Scallopini with Morels served with Middle Eastern Couscous with Saffron. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#807H] Italy's Riviera: Cinque Terre Exploring Italy's most remote and romantic stretch of Riviera, we visit five tiny port towns: dramatic Vernazza, surrounded by vineyards; reclusive Corniglia, high on its bluff; pastel Manarola; hardscrabble Riomaggiore; and the pint-sized resort of Monterosso. Fishing for anchovies, sipping wine out of rustic barrels, and savoring twinkling Mediterranean vistas, we enjoy the ultimate Riviera adventure. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Great Estates of Scotland [#103H] Rosslyn Uncover myths and legends of mysterious Rosslyn Chapel, where part of The Di Vinci Code was filmed. Many believe it to be home to the Holy Grail, the skull of St. Matthew or John the Baptist or even of Jesus Christ. The program seeks answers and makes breathtaking discoveries. duration 55:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 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
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#110] The Trouble with Centigurps/Totally Odd Squad The Trouble with Centigurps - When Otto accidentally releases 100 small furry creatures in headquarters, he recruits Oscar to help get them back before Ms. O finds out. Curriculum: Counting and cardinality; counting by 2's, 5's and 10's to 100. Totally Odd Squad - In a flashback episode, Ms. O tells the story of how she defeated a villain called the Patternista back when she was an agent. Curriculum: Pattern recognition. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#111] How to Interrogate A Unicorn/The Briefcase How to Interrogate a Unicorn - When characters escape their books in the library, Olive and Otto must figure out how and why it's happening and put a stop to it. Curriculum: Sorting and classifying; data collection and analysis. The Briefcase - When Ms. O's important briefcase is stolen by a shape shifter, Olive and Otto must get it back. Curriculum: Comparing relative weights of object. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1103] Buenas Noches, Vicita/Prunella Packs It In * Buenas Noches, Vicita - Vicita Molina has lost her favorite book - a lovely South American tale of friendship and courage in the Amazon Jungle. No book means no sleep for Vicita - or for any of the Molinas. Since Vicita knows the story by heart, maybe D.W. and Arthur can help her find a way to re-create it and get the family back to sleep.
    * Prunella Packs It In - Everyone knows that elementary school is way too early to start thinking about college - except for Prunella. Her older sister's anxiety about college is so contagious that Prunella piles on extra-curricular activities to make her more "appealing." Will she crack under the heavy load? Or will she learn to relax and focus on the things that she actually enjoys?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#1104] Phony Fern/Brain's Shocking Secret * Phony Fern - When Fern's parents give her a cell phone for "emergencies only," Fern is uninterested - until Muffy introduces her to the joys of personalized ring tones, texting, and incessant chatting! Fern becomes hooked, and starts to believe that nail polish consultations are "emergencies." But she realizes that although evolving technology is great, sometimes it's better to communicate the old-fashioned way, in person.
    * Brain's Shocking Secret - Brain is the smartest kid in his class. Everyone knows that! What they don't know is that he was kept back in Kindergarten - and that's a fact Brain would like to keep secret. Will Binky spill the beans??
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Martha Speaks [#505H] Martha's Puppy/The Cheating Chum Caper Martha's Puppy - Martha feels it's high time to get a puppy, but the family disagrees. Even Jake knows that two dogs is plenty. With no other option, Martha sets out to do what any dog would: train a baby to become a puppy. Vocabulary: (E) destroy, mess, ruin, spotless, tear. The Cheating Chum Caper - Inspired by her favorite mystery novel, Heroic Helen is on the hunt for trouble. When she notices TD's grades have suddenly improved and spies him meeting secretly with Martha and Francois, things get personal. Has she uncovered a cheating scandal between her dog and her best friend? Vocabulary: (E) cheat, cram, quiz, tutor, drill. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    The Great British Baking Show [#305H] Alternative Ingredients See how the remaining contestants bake without sugar, gluten or dairy. In the Signature challenge, they create a variety of sugar-free cakes. Gluten-free pitas are in store for the Technical, and the Showstopper features dairy-free ice cream rolls. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    The Great British Baking Show [#306H] Pastry Enter the competition tent to see the bakers prove their pastry skills, first with frangipane tarts in the Signature. The Technical throws them into uncharted territory with a mystery pastry: flaouna. The Showstopper demands bite-sized vol-au-vents. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3707H] Chenies Manor 2 duration 58:11   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#208H] The British Invasion Sally Field learns that she descends from William Bradford, who arrived on the Mayflower and helped his fellow Puritans establish their new lives in colonial America. Her ancestors sided with the British crown during the war for independence and paid the ultimate price. Deepak Chopra's family made a similar gamble while living under harsh British rule in India - his grandparents pledged their loyalty to the British in hopes of achieving a higher place in society, and his father chose to fight alongside British soldiers during WWII. Sting's ancestors, who fueled Great Britain's world dominance during the Pax Britannica by building its merchant ships and working in its coal mines, toiled under unbearable working conditions and Dickensian poverty. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Andrea Bocelli - Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special Hear the international superstar, special guests and conductor Zubin Mehta in a once-in-a-lifetime concert at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. Join host Chad Smith and Bocelli for tours of the tenor's Tuscan villa and the city of Florence. duration 56:46   SRND51
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#1204H] Challenge The Status Quo The road-trippers head to Skywalker Ranch, where Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt recounts driving cross-country to California twice before his dreams of being a sound designer beat back his fear of change. Pixar animator Ralph Eggleston talks about getting beyond the world you inhabit and going deeper into what interests you, and Janice Levenhagen-Seeley of ChickTech advocates challenging the status quo. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#407H] Chattanooga, Tennessee - Moonpies, Incline Railway, and the View of Seven States The Kelly's return to Tennessee, and this time to explore a favorite family destination, Chattanooga. Here, Colleen and her family soak up the local color by tasting some delicious moonpies, and trying their hand at rock climbing in the heart of Chattanooga. They even take a ride on the world's steepest passenger railway! Then, they head to Rock City, a gorgeous mountain with a breathtaking waterfall, where they marvel at the views of not only the Tennessee mountains, but also six different states. duration 26:46   TVG
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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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