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George and the Dragon (#153) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

FE FI FO FUM! The Giant has stepped on Pig's toy, and he's scared to ask for it back! The super readers venture into a classic tale to meet intrepid Knight George, who is about to face his own fears and battle a dragon to rescue a princess! But it turns out that George isn't quite so brave, and needs a little help...from an unexpected source! Educational Objectives: To learn to appreciate where you're from. Kids will experiment with the alphabet, celebrate spelling and use the power to read to change the story.

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  • PBS Kids: Sun, May 26, 2019 -- 10:30am

The Swiss Family Robinson (#154) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Little Boy Blue is stuck on a little island in Storybrook Pond and can't get back to shore. Super Why and his friends head into the story of The Swiss Family Robinson to meet a family who is just as stranded as Little Boy Blue. They'll need to use what's around them to survive in this do-it-yourself island adventure! Educational Objectives: To learn to think creatively in tricky situations. Preschoolers will catch the alphabet using Alpha Pig's Alphabet Net, rhyme with ING words, and use the power to read to change the story.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, May 27, 2019 -- 10:30am Remind me

The Pupp-Athon (#311H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Whyatt wants to show everyone at the Storybrook Village talent show how smart his puppy Woofster is, but Woofster keeps getting distracted when he's supposed to be jumping through his hoop. The Super Readers jump into the book The Pupp-a-thon and meet Serena, a puppy who's having a hard time focusing on her big day at the obstacle race due to a distracting butterfly. The Super Readers use their super powers to help Serena get back on track. Educational Objectives: To learn to overcome distractions by concentrating. Kids will build the alphabet and identify the letters J, U, M, and P. They'll learn the word DISTRACTED, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story and save the day.

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  • KQED 9: Mon, May 27, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The City Mouse and the Country Mouse (#150) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Whyatt's big brother Jack is going off to college, and Whyatt is going to miss him so much! The super readers jump into the tale of two mice brothers who live far away from each other. They journey with the mice from the bustling city to the quiet country, only to find that the best solution to their problem doesn't mean losing the comforts of home. Educational Objectives: To learn about visiting someone. The alphabet is explored and young viewers will learn about different types of transportation. Kids will practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, May 28, 2019 -- 10:30am Remind me

Where's Woofster? (#312H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Whyatt's puppy Woofster clearly wants to play a game with Whyatt and his friend Princess, but they can't figure out what game he wants to play. To find the answer to this really big question, the Super Readers jump into the book Where's Woofster? where they find themselves in Puppy Land, but they can't find Woofster. The Super Readers have to use their super powers to find Woofster so that they can find the answer. Educational Objectives: To look closely--and keep looking--for things that are hidden. Kids will practice the alphabet and identify the letters W, O, G, B, A, O, and S and rhyme -AIN words. They'll use the power to read to try out different words to change the story and find the answer!

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  • KQED 9: Tue, May 28, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The Mixed Up Story (#305) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Baby Joy is so excited that her babysitter Goldilocks is reading her A Day with Farmer Fred, but when she shakes the book and says "again! Again!" some important words fall right out and onto the floor. Goldilocks scoops them up but they're all out of order. The Super Readers jump into Baby Joy's book where they help sort out the scrambled story and get Fred's life on the farm back in order. Educational Objectives: To learn that changing the order of words changes the meaning of a sentence. Kids will learn the meaning of the word "order." They'll switch some words to make the story make sense and use the power to read to change the story and save the day. Educational Objectives: To learn to uses strategies like remembering and going back to solve mysteries. Kids will practice the alphabet and identify the letters D, P, and T. They'll rhyme -OW words and use the power to read to help the Super Readers change the story and save the day.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, May 29, 2019 -- 10:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jun 24, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Super Puppy Saves The Day (#313H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

After hearing the story of Super Puppy, Whyatt's puppy Woofster really wants to meet his hero, but Whyatt can't help because he doesn't know who Super Puppy is. This is a really big problem, so the Super Readers jump into the book Super Puppy to find the answer. There, they find themselves in Woofster's hometown of Puppy Town, some very little puppies are in big trouble. It's up to Woofster and the Super Readers to use their super powers to save the puppies and find out the true identify of Super Puppy. Educational Objectives: To learn that anyone can be a hero. Kids will use the alphabet to follow a map, learn the word TREACHEROUS, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story and save the day.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, May 29, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The Swan Maiden (#147) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Red really, really doesn't want her playdate with Little Boy Blue to end so she hides his horn. Super Why, Wonder Red, Princess Presto, and Alpha Pig fly into the story upon which the ballet "Swan Lake" was based, where they encounter a fair maiden who is having a similar problem with a prince! Will Super Why and his friends be able to help the Swan Maiden get her feathers back so she can return home before the sun sets? Educational Objectives: To learn strategies for ending a playdate, catch the alphabet using an alphabet net, identify the letters D,R,O, P, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, May 30, 2019 -- 10:30am Remind me

Goldilocks and the Three Bears (#106H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Whyatt accidentally messes up Jack's room and is in BIG trouble with his big brother! The Super Readers pay a storybook visit to Goldilocks and the Three Bears and find Goldilocks surrounded by three broken chairs, three bowls of porridge and three times the mess! How will they solve this problem before the bears get home? Educational Objectives: To learn about clean-up. The episode investigates the alphabet and rhyming AIRS words. The Super Readers use the power to read to change the story.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, May 30, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The Three Little Pigs: The Return of the Wolf (#149) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Pig and his brothers are trying to make a picnic table for their yard, but it all goes terribly wrong! So Super Why and his friends visit the tale of The Three Little Pigs, hoping to find out a little bit about building from the young Poppa Pig. Will they learn how to construct something sturdy, or will the Big Bad Wolf huff, puff and ruin their plans? Educational Objectives: To learn the importance of following instructions. Kids will sing the alphabet, rhyme with ICKS words, and use the power to read to change the story.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, May 31, 2019 -- 10:30am Remind me

The Boy Who Cried Wolf (#107H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Baby Joy said her first words, and Whyatt was the only one around to hear her! The only problem is...no one believes him! This is just like the Boy Who Cried Wolf - no one will believe he has a friend named Wolf! The Super Readers fly into his story and help the boy convince the townspeople there's more to his tale than meets the eye. Will Whyatt's family come around, too? Educational Objectives: To learn about getting others to believe you, build with the alphabet and celebrate spelling! The power to read is used to change the story.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, May 31, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The Unhappy Puppy (#310H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Whyatt's puppy Woofster gets lonely when Whyatt goes to school and that's a super big problem. So, Whyatt and the Super Readers jump into the book The Unhappy Puppy, where they meet lonely puppy Checkers. The Super Readers use their super powers to help Checkers find some friends and solve the problem of Woofster's loneliness, too. Educational Objectives: To learn that having friends can make anyone feel happier. Kids will build the alphabet and identify the letters P, U, and Y. They'll learn some new words, rhyme with ARK, and use opposite words to change the story and solve the problem.

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  • KQED 9: Mon, Jun 10, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The Alphabet's Sad Day (#302) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Pig should be excited to get to help his big brothers build their brick house, but he's sad because he feels like he's not really helping. To find an answer to his question of what to do, the Super Readers Jump into the book The Alphabet's Sad Day where they show the sad letters in the Alphabet just how important they are for both making sounds and making WORDS! Educational Objectives: To learn that even small things like letters and little pigs can make things when they help each other. Kids will practice the alphabet and identify the letters B, R, I, D, G, and E, and learn what the word IMPORTANT means. They'll use the power to read to change the story.

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 11, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The Underwater Lost Treasure (#308H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Pig has almost finished his puzzle when he realizes that the last piece is missing. To solve the mystery of the missing puzzle piece, the Super Readers jump into the book The Under Water Lost Treasure where they meet a treasure-hunting Starfish who needs help. The Super Readers help her to observe and look closely at clues to find just the right treasure. Educational Objectives: To learn to look carefully to find missing things. Kids will practice the alphabet and identify the letters F, L, O, A, and T. They'll rhyme -OW words and use opposite words to change the story and solve the mysteries for both Pig and Starfish.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 14, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Tom Thumb (#118H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Littlest Pig is ready for an adventure...but his brothers tell him he's too young! The Super Readers jump straight into the story of Tom Thumb, a guy who knows what it feels like to be little...really little! Tom Thumb is about to set off on his own adventure, and lucky for him the Super Readers are there to get him out of a few scrapes. Can tiny Tom Thumb teach Pig a BIG lesson? Educational Objectives: To learn about getting help from a grown-up, play with the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling and use opposite words to change the story.

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  • KQED 9: Mon, Jun 17, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The Banana Mystery (#307H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Pig's lemonade stand is sabotaged when someone keeps taking his lemons-but who is it? To solve Pig's mystery, the Super Readers take a trip into the book The Jungle Mystery where a search for Monkey's missing bananas takes them on a wild ride. They find clues, follow signs, and analyze evidence to solve the mystery just in time for Monkey to bake banana bread for a special celebration. Educational Objectives: To learn to observe and consider clues together to find an answer. Kids will play with the alphabet and identify the letters B, A, and N, find rhymes with -AIL words, and use opposite words to change the story.

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 18, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Little Bo Peep (#119H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Where's Mister Lizard? Whyatt is searching and searching and doesn't know where to find him! Once again, it's the Super Readers to the rescue when they meet Little Bo Peep, who is hot on the trail of her missing sheep. The Super Readers aren't satisfied with leaving them alone until they come home, and spring into action! Educational Objectives: To learn about solving a mystery! Fun, interactive activities show preschoolers how to build the alphabet, rhyme with OG words and use the power to read to change the story.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 19, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The Emperor's New Clothes (#120H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Littlest Pig is very embarrassed. Jill wants him to wear a bucket on his head for their game, and he feels just plain silly! The Super Readers dive into the tale of The Emperor's New Clothes and meet an Emperor who doesn't want to look ridiculous either! Trouble is, his clothes seem to be invisible, and there's nothing sillier than a parade in your underwear! Educational Objectives: To learn about communicating feelings, follow the alphabet, practice spelling skills and use the power to read to change the story.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 21, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The Twelve Dancing Princesses (#121H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Whyatt's family is acting very sneaky and he wants to know why! The Super Readers waltz into the story of the Twelve Dancing Princesses - who are acting just as secretive. The Super Readers may be hot on the trail of the Princesses to discover what they're concealing, but will Whyatt uncover what his family is hiding? Educational Objectives: To learn about the fun of the unexpected, play with the alphabet and identify the letters W-I-N-D. In addition, young viewers will practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story!

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 25, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The Rhyming Carnival (#304) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Red wants to show Whyatt a trick with her new toy, but she can't make it spin and it keeps dropping. To solve her problem, the Super Readers jump into the book The Rhyming Carnival where they meet Aidan, a boy who wants to win a stuffed purple porcupine at the carnival midway. The Super Readers help Aidan slow down so that he can find the rhyming words he needs to win the prize. Educational Objectives: To learn to slow down and keep trying when you're frustrated. Kids will practice rhyming -IG, -OP, -IN, and -AT words. They'll learn the meaning of the word TOSS and use the power to read to change the story and save the day.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 26, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The Silly Word Play (#303) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ed wants to show Whyatt a trick with her new toy, but she can't make it spin and it keeps dropping. To solve her problem, the Super Readers jump into the book The Rhyming Carnival where they meet Aidan, a boy who wants to win a stuffed purple porcupine at the carnival midway. The Super Readers help Aidan slow down so that he can find the rhyming words he needs to win the prize. Educational Objectives: To learn to slow down and keep trying when you're frustrated. Kids will practice rhyming -IG, -OP, -IN, and -AT words. They'll learn the meaning of the word TOSS and use the power to read to change the story and save the day.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 28, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
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    • KQED Transmitter will be off (03/06/2019)

      KQED transmitter will off on March 6th at  3-6 at 3am-6am.  This will disrupt over-the-air reception and DirectTV viewers. Comcast and Monterey reception will not be impacted.

    • KQED FM on Comcast services

      KQED FM and other radio channels were recently dropped from Comcast’s local cable offerings. Affected users can still listen to KQED at 88.5 FM on their radios, or listen to the live stream at kqed.org/listenlive or by downloading the KQED app, or on smart speakers.

    • KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

      Engineers at Sutro Tower in San Francisco will be doing their annual maintenance work 9am-4pm Mon 8/20 through Fri 8/24.  All stations transmitting from Sutro Tower will be dropping to half-power each day, and perhaps moving from main antennas at the top of the tower to auxiliary antennas at the “waist” (middle) of the tower … Continue reading KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

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Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

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PBS Kids

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
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Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

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KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
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Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.