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Octopus: Making Contact (#3701K) Duration: 1:26:00 SRND51

Follow an Alaskan professor as he raises and studies a pet octopus in his home, making remarkable discoveries about its extraordinary intelligence, personality and skills. Octopuses are able to recognize faces and interact with other individuals.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 5, 2019 -- 1:00am
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  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 8, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me
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Equus: Story of the Horse: Origins (#3608) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

The relationship between man and his noble steed is almost as old as civilization itself. Ever since the mysterious beginning of our extraordinary partnership, horses helped shape the human world. At the speed of a horse, our ancestors conquered distances and built empires. Together, humans and horses flourished side by side. What makes us so perfect for each other?

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 7, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me
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Equus: Story of the Horse: Chasing The Wind (#3609) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The relationship between man and his noble steed is almost as old as civilization itself. Ever since the mysterious beginning of our extraordinary partnership, horses helped shape the human world. At the speed of a horse, our ancestors conquered distances and built empires. Together, humans and horses flourished side by side. What makes us so perfect for each other?

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  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 8, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
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Raising The Dinosaur Giant (#3311) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Witness the work of paleontologists bringing the largest dinosaur ever discovered to virtual life. Sir David Attenborough guides us through the remarkable process, connecting the dots with living examples, other dinosaur discoveries and CGI visuals.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 11, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
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Snowbound: Animals of Winter (#3406) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Travel across the snow globe with wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan to meet animal survivors of winter, from the penguins of Antarctica to the Arctic fox and the bison of Yellowstone. Snow looks magical, but it's a harsh reality to these animals.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 18, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
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Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 1 (#3411) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-S (Secondary audio: none)

The camera eyes of 13 ingenious Spy Creatures, including Spy Dolphin, Spy Nautilus and Spy Turtle, capture the dolphins' "superpod" behavior never filmed before. Infiltrate the social world of dolphins from strange gatherings to gang rivalries.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 29, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 2 (#3412) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-S (Secondary audio: none)

The camera eyes of 13 ingenious Spy Creatures, including Spy Dolphin, Spy Nautilus and Spy Turtle, capture the dolphins' "superpod" behavior never filmed before. Infiltrate the social world of dolphins from strange gatherings to gang rivalries.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 29, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
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Naledi: One Little Elephant (#3501) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Born inside a sanctuary in the wilderness of Botswana, Naledi the baby elephant loses her mother and faces the world alone. It is now up to a devoted team of caretakers and researchers to urge Naledi to survive and help find her place in the herd.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 29, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
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Animal Reunions (#3313) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Feel the emotion as keepers and carers reunite with the wild animals that were once in their care to learn whether the close interspecies bonds that developed over many years in refuges and orphanages have stood the test of time.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 1, 2020 -- 8:00pm Remind me
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Snow Chick (#3312H) Duration: 55:46 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Enjoy the intimate and incredible journey of a tiny Emperor penguin chick from the moment he emerges from the egg to the moment he begins a life on his own. Meet his mom and dad and the rest of the new chick gang in the world's most extreme nursery.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 6, 2020 -- 4:00pm Remind me

The Whale Detective (#3709) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-S (Secondary audio: none)

A filmmaker investigates his traumatic encounter with a 30-ton humpback whale that breached and almost landed on him while he was kayaking. What he discovers raises far bigger questions about humans' relationship with whales and their future.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 8, 2020 -- 8:00pm Remind me
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Hippos: Africa's River Giants (#3710) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Go beneath the surface and meet Africa's river giants, the hippos. Discover an unexpected side of these aquatic mammals that can't even swim as hippos protect their families, face their enemies and suffer in a drought. Narrated by David Attenborough.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 15, 2020 -- 8:00pm Remind me
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Wild Way of the Vikings (#3610) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Experience the natural world through the eyes of the Vikings. From the killer whales of the North Sea to the volcanic mounts of Iceland, see the deep history and cultural respect the Vikings had with the land and sea. Ewan McGregor narrates.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 22, 2020 -- 8:00pm Remind me
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The Cheetah Children (#3505H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

For nearly two years in the forested hills of Zimbabwe, wildlife cameraman Kim Wolhuter shadowed a wild cheetah family on foot, to reveal in intimate detail the cubs' remarkable journey to adulthood and their mother's dedication in raising them.

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