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KQED 9: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Channels 9.1 •  54.2, 25.1 | XFINITY 9 and HD 709

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#193] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    Beyond 100 Days [#162H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Yan Can Cook: Spice Kingdom [#108H] Hot, Hot and Extra Hot! If there is only one word to describe Sichuan cuisine, that word is HOT. Martin dives into the world of chili peppers and chili bean paste by visiting the world's largest bean paste factory and the world's biggest chili market. He puts the chili peppers to good use at a chili banquet and later explores the hottest restaurant in Chengdu for a midnight snack. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Lidia's Kitchen [#503H] It's Pasta Night! Everyone loves pasta, and today Lidia shows the fun and economical way to make all of your friends and family happy at the dinner table with a pasta party. On the menu is spaghetti with anchovies and breadcrumbs, a delicious southern Italian favorite; pasta chinja - a heart-warming baked pasta with tomato sauce, meatballs and egg. Finally, Lidia shares her panzanella calabrese, a refreshing tomato and onion salad that is perfect for summer months. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#4507] Decoding The Weather Machine Climate change is arguably the defining challenge of our time. Join scientists on a quest to better comprehend the workings of the weather and climate, and see how they're finding that we can be resilient-even thrive-in the face of enormous change. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    POV [#3101] Bill Nye: Science Guy Follow Bill Nye, once the host of the popular kids show, as he seeks to change the world through science. He's shedding the "Science Guy" costume with the goal of creating a more scientifically literate world. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 am
    ForEveryone.Net A 33-year-old computer programmer named Tim Berners-Lee changed the world forever when he invented the World Wide Web in 1989. His visionary decision to make it a free and accessible resource sparked a global revolution in how we communicate and participate in public life. After 25 years outside the spotlight, Sir Tim Berners-Lee emerges to tell his story for the first time and discuss new threats to Internet access as we know it. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#325H] Back In Creature Time - Go Dodo Go, Part 1 The Wild Kratts crew lament the extinction of different animals in recent history and how they'll never ever be able to see them. Aviva decides that it's finally time to unveil her most secret invention yet - the Time Trampoline! Using the trampoline, the Wild Kratts jump back in time to meet the extinct Dodo Bird of Mauritius. But once there, they run into Gourmand's ancestor, who decides Dodos are definitely on the menu! It's Wild Kratts to the rescue! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#402H] Panda Power Up! While checking out the endangered Giant panda, the Wild Kratts gets stranded in the bamboo forests of China without power to any of their vehicles or equipment. They must figure out how to 'power up' in time to help save the pandas, who are being turned into roboticized stuffed toys by the nefarious villain, Zach Varmitech. An 'ancient panda secret' just might lead to the creature power that will restart their engines and save the pandas. Science Concept: Alternative energy. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#134H] The Mindysphere/Lone Star Mindy's mom has gradually been giving Mindy permission to go a little bit farther in the neighborhood on her own, and Mindy is trying to map out exactly what her boundaries are. Sean compares her "Mindyspere" to the helisophere-the boundaries of the Sun's influence. The kids get Celery to fly them out past the heliosphere into true interstellar space. Back on Earth, they make their own Voyager 1 (out of a wagon) and take Mindy to the outermost edges of the Mindysphere! / Sydney knows a lot about Boxwood Terrace's early history, and she tells Jet stories about a local pioneer who went by the nickname "Lone Star." He got that name because he was an early astronomer who liked the hills of Boxwood Terrace for their excellent views of the night sky, and built the first Observatory on the hill that now sits at the center of the Deep Space Array. As Jet imagines Sydney's story of Lone Star, the kids turn the story into a Western-flavored musical. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#304H] The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! Nick and Sally are having a sleepover in the treehouse and Nick is startled by a shadow. The Cat explains that shadows aren't scary if you know what they are. He takes them to Silhouette Valley where they learn that shadows are made by blocking light and the position of the light can make shadows grow or shrink. Nick unintentionally loses Sally's bouncy ball. They go to Ballaballo and learn how different balls are made of different materials, which help them move in different ways. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#111] Hooray, It's Arbor Day/Goodnight, Gracie Hooray, It's Arbor Day - While celebrating Arbor Day and their love for trees in the forest, a heavy wind blows Squeeks' favorite climbing tree halfway over. How could something like this happen, and on Arbor Day no less?! It's up to Nature Cat and his pals to try and save the tree, for Squeeks, for all the critters that live in the tree and for Arbor Day! Goodnight, Gracie - Squeeks' play date with her pal Gracie the toad has to be cut short because it's time for Gracie to hibernate for the spring. When Gracie needs help getting ready for hibernating, Nature Cat is there to lead the way. If he can just stop calling her a frog instead of a toad, Nature Cat might be able to save the day. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#110] Curious George Discovers The Poles/Curious George Finds His Way * Curious George Discovers the "Poles" - George is thrilled when Bill asks him to look after his tadpoles. He conscientiously feeds them and even decides to give them a little vacation in the lagoon. But the tadpoles disappear and George worries that he's lost Bill's pets forever. After weeks of searching, George is ready to give up hope, until he learns that the tadpoles haven't vanished; they've grown into frogs!
    * Curious George Finds His Way - Hundley and George get locked out of the building in the back alley. While trying to find their way back in, they get hopelessly lost. To make matters worse, it starts to get dark. It isn't until they begin to hear some familiar sounds they realize that with the combination of Hundley's sharp ears and George's good memory of what they'd heard along the way, they can find their way home.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Pinkalicious & Peterrific [#106] Plantastically Pink/Painting Pixie Pinkalicious plants the seed of the most beautiful flower in the world: the Pinkabloom! She soon learns that the only way to make it grow is by singing to it. With help from Peter and friends, the Pinkabloom grows to be as tall as the house, but it won't bloom... / When miniature paintings start popping up all around Pinkville, Pinkalicious and Peter resolve to find the mysterious artist who's responsible - Painting Pixie. Can the kids help the spritely artist plant enough surprising paintings to get her big pixie wings? duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#312H] Daniel's Goldfish Dies/Daniel's Strawberry Seeds When Daniel's pet fish dies, he begins to ask questions about what happened to help him understand what death means, and how to handle the emotions that often come with losing someone you love. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#122H] Clean Up Time/Neighborhood Clean Up * Neighborhood Clean Up: A wind storm has made a mess of the Neighborhood playground and no one can play. When King Friday proclaims that it is Clean Up Day, everyone helps restore the playground by throwing out and recycling the trash. The children learn that by working together, the playground can be ready for play again in no time
    * Clean Up Time: Daniel and O the Owl are playing "farm" at Daniel's house. They are having a lot of fun, but are making quite a mess! After losing his watch in a messy room, Daniel realizes that cleaning up and putting his toys away will help him find it.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#122H] Partner Pals/Ultimate Hide and Seek Splash and Bubbles have an argument and decide not to play together for a while. With the help of Dunk and Ripple, they learn how much better things go for each of them when they communicate and cooperate. Splash's friends think he is so good at hide and seek that they decide to challenge him to find sea creatures who can blend into the background, making them very hard to find. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4731] Hello Rudy Abby is excited to meet her new stepbrother, Rudy, for the first time. Rosita and Elmo help Abby look out for him so she can see Rudy as soon as he gets to Sesame Street.? duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Super Why! [#146Z] Hansel and Gretel: A Healthy Adventure Red and her friends are having a picnic in the park, but she has no energy to join in the fun. Could it have something to do with her unhealthy snack choices? Super Why and his friends head into the story of Hansel and Gretel to meet the equally tired and grouchy witch. They convince the witch to trade in her gingerbread house for something both delicious and nutritious - and Red learns what kinds of foods will help her go the distance so she can play with her friends for a super long time! Educational Objectives: To learn which foods taste great while providing long-lasting energy! Young viewers will play interactive alphabet games, practice the magic of spelling, and use healthy eating choices to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#135H] The Good Mom/Hornucopia * The Good Mom - "Mom's" the word when Mrs. Pteranodon meets fellow mom Millie Maiasaura, who is a little too over-protective of her kids. The two moms compare mothering methods in a play date at the Big Pond.
    * Hornucopia! - At the Big Pond, Tank introduces the Pteranodon family to his friend, Stacie Styracosaurus, a fellow Ceratopsian with a crown of elaborate horns on her head. Everyone attends Stacie's "Hornucopia" celebration, where she reveals her new big horns and then performs a moonlit shadow show with her Styracosaurus family.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Peg + Cat [#224H] The Hotel Problem/Another Hotel Problem The Hotel Problem - The Addison Hotel. Bellhops Peg and Cat help famous guests find their rooms in the luxurious Addison Hotel. Primary Content: Addition equations to six Secondary Content: Ordinal numbers. Another Hotel Problem - The Addison Hotel. It's a crazy night at the Addison Hotel! The clowns are sleepwalking, the pirates are flooding the hallway, and bellhops Peg and Cat are covered with chickens. Primary Content: Ordinal numbers Secondary Content: Addition equations to 6. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4731] Hello Rudy Abby is excited to meet her new stepbrother, Rudy, for the first time. Rosita and Elmo help Abby look out for him so she can see Rudy as soon as he gets to Sesame Street.? duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#122H] Partner Pals/Ultimate Hide and Seek Splash and Bubbles have an argument and decide not to play together for a while. With the help of Dunk and Ripple, they learn how much better things go for each of them when they communicate and cooperate. Splash's friends think he is so good at hide and seek that they decide to challenge him to find sea creatures who can blend into the background, making them very hard to find. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Curious George [#110] Curious George Discovers The Poles/Curious George Finds His Way * Curious George Discovers the "Poles" - George is thrilled when Bill asks him to look after his tadpoles. He conscientiously feeds them and even decides to give them a little vacation in the lagoon. But the tadpoles disappear and George worries that he's lost Bill's pets forever. After weeks of searching, George is ready to give up hope, until he learns that the tadpoles haven't vanished; they've grown into frogs!
    * Curious George Finds His Way - Hundley and George get locked out of the building in the back alley. While trying to find their way back in, they get hopelessly lost. To make matters worse, it starts to get dark. It isn't until they begin to hear some familiar sounds they realize that with the combination of Hundley's sharp ears and George's good memory of what they'd heard along the way, they can find their way home.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17109H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12209] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    History Detectives [#404Z] Alternative Service Certificates/Carolina Mystery Books/Mickey Mouse's Origin ALTERNATIVE SERVICE CERTIFICATES: A contributor in Aiken, South Carolina owns a remarkable collection of wartime home front memorabilia, including a pair of mysterious $5 certificates titled "Brethren Service Committee." The certificates are dated 1943 and state that the contribution is intended as an "alternate service to war." Certain churches and religious groups granted "conscientious objector" status during wars in the 20th century -- are these certificates evidence of one person's attempt to buy their way out of serving in World War II? HISTORY DETECTIVES heads to Pennsylvania and Maryland to gain a deeper understanding of religious and moral objection to military service. CAROLINA MYSTERY BOOKS: A South Carolina man has a beautiful eight-volume set of Edward Gibbon's "History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" that he acquired at a local library sale in Edgefield, South Carolina. The volumes are dated 1789 and are inscribed with the signature John Calhoun. The contributor suspects the books belonged to John C. Calhoun, the 19th-Century American political giant and intellectual architect of the Confederacy. Along with Daniel Webster of Massachusetts and Henry Clay of Kentucky, Calhoun was part of The Great Triumvirate of statesmen who set the terms of debate on the most challenging issues of their time, including banking, state's rights, westward expansion, and slavery. HISTORY DETECTIVES heads to South Carolina to uncover whether the books in question shaped the thinking of a politician who was nicknamed the "cast-iron man" for his staunch determination to defend the causes in which he believed. MICKEY MOUSE'S ORIGIN: Popular history has it that Mickey Mouse was born from a drawing sketched on a napkin by Walt Disney during a train ride from New York to Los Angeles in 1928. Mickey Mouse became the biggest fictional character moneymaker in the world, bringing in over $5.8 billion annually. A San Francisco toy collector, however, believes his small mouse figurine may turn the legend of Mickey on its ears. With a red label on its chest that reads "Micky" and a patent label on the bottom of one foot that says "Pat. Aug. 17, 1926, " the figure appears to have been produced two years before Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse. HISTORY DETECTIVES traces the ancestry of America's most famous mouse and sheds light on some of the earliest bare-knuckle business fights in the toy industry. duration 55:19   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#37079] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17109H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12209] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#911H] Cookies of the Neatherlands For a country as small as the Netherlands, the Dutch have a huge variety of cookies. On today's show, Martha shares three famous cookie recipes and how they got their unusual names: speculaas traditionally formed using carved wooden molds, stroopwafels made from two waffles sandwiched together with caramel, and buttery, crisp arnhemse meisjes, cookies named for the girls of Arhhem. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 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
  • 8:00 pm
    Sherlock On Masterpiece [#4610H] The Abominable Bride Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in the acclaimed modern retelling of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic stories. But now our heroes find themselves in 1890s London. Beloved characters Mary Morstan (Amanda Abbington), Inspector Lestrade (Rupert Graves) and Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs) also turn up at 221b Baker Street. duration 1:31:18   STEREO TV14-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:35 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4421H] The Escape Artist, Part Two With the tables turned, Will battles for justice by fair means and foul. But can a brilliant attorney save his own skin? duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:02 pm
    Poetry In America [#103] Those Winter Sundays - Robert Hayden Vice President Joe Biden, Inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander, and psychologist Angela Duckworth join host Elisa New and a chorus of working fathers and sons to reflect on Robert Hayden's moving poem "Those Winter Sundays." duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:30 pm
    On Story [#718H] From the Golden Age to the Platinum Age: A Conversation with Ed Begley Jr. Second generation actor Ed Begley Jr. talks about what he looks for when choosing new projects, finding the pain in a character, and working with Christopher Guest and other comedy legends. duration 26:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#194] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    Beyond 100 Days [#163H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
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