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KQED 9: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23222H] (original air date 10/24/2017) Robert Costa of The Washington Post discusses Sen. Jeff Flake's announcement today that he won't run for re-election in 2018.
    *We continue with author Jennet Conant and her biography of her grandfather, "Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist."
    *We conclude with Marvin Kalb. His latest book is called "The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956 a?? Khrushchev, Stalin's Ghost, and a Young American in Russia."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television [#107H] Milk Street Italian Italy provides inspiration as Milk Street Cook Matthew Card shows how to make a fast and fabulous Italian flatbread (piadina). Milk Street Cook Erika Bruce takes usually dense cheesecake to the lighter side as she shows host Christopher Kimball how to make ricotta-semolina cheesecake. Milk Street Cook Rayna Jhaveri makes a Tuesday Night favorite: gemelli pasta with chevre, arugula and walnuts. To end the show, Chris lets us in on a foolproof way to fry eggs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1008H] Kingston 11 Cuisine, 31st Union and the Campton Pl For a blend of Jamaican and Californian flavors using local and organic ingredients, take a trip to the Caribbean oasis at Kingston 11 Cuisine in Oakland. Local artisans gather together to supply simply-prepared fresh-food in sustainable surroundings in San Mateo at 31st Union. Our last dining destination serves a Cal-Indian menu that combines classical French cooking techniques with fresh local ingredients at The Campton Place Restaurant in San Francisco. duration 24:34   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Finding Your Roots [#404H] The Vanguard Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors - of all colors - into the greater context of black history. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 3:00 am
    Vietnam War [#105H] This Is What We Do Enemy body counts and American casualties mount as GIs chase an elusive foe and face deadly ambushes and artillery. While Hanoi lays plans for a massive surprise offensive, the Johnson Administration reassures the public that victory is in sight. duration 1:29:19   SRND51 TVM-VL (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:31 am
    Dick Cavett's Watergate It was a slow-moving devastating crisis that changed America forever. Forty years ago -- as a result of the complicated, but dramatic, tale of a criminal conspiracy to cover up misdeeds by President Nixon and his top advisers -- there was a sense that the government was in danger of collapsing under the weight of the scandal. From 1972 to 1974 the Watergate scandal was frequently a part of The Dick Cavett Show. In fact, Cavett was at the forefront of national TV coverage, interviewing nearly every major Watergate figure as the crisis unfolded. Even non-political guests expressed their opinions about Watergate on the show. With exclusive access to the archive of The Dick Cavett Show, this program documents the scandal in the words of the people who lived it: from the botched burglary at the Democratic National Headquarters; to the must-see TV of the daily Congressional Watergate hearings; to the on-going behind-the-scenes battle between the White House and The Dick Cavett Show; culminating with the resignation of the President of the United States on August 9, 1974. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:30 am
    Ishi's Return Billed in 1911 as the "last wild Indian" when he wandered out of the woods in Oroville, CA, Ishi became a national sensation. When he died, his brain was removed and sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. 80 years later, his descendants in California fight to have his remains repatriated to his ancestral home. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1303H] The Race Is On The Little Engine Who Raced Ahead / Philip to the Rescue The Little Engine Who Raced Ahead Philip, a new little diesel boxcab, arrives at Knapford full of energy and enthusiasm. When Gordon tells Philip how fast he can travel, Philip is determined to prove that he's faster, and challenges him to a race. Gordon tells him to go away, but Philip only hears "go" and races off. When Philip arrives at Brendam Docks and Gordon still hasn't overtaken him, Philip assumes he's won. Later that evening at Tidmouth Sheds, Gordon announces that he wasn't racing and reminds everyone about his speed. Philip is not disheartened-he's happy to have made new friends on Sodor. . Learning Goals: being helpful, following directions, paying attention Philip to the Rescue When Philip shows off to James about how many trucks he can pull, James decides to prove that he is the stronger engine by pulling a very long train of cars. Soon disaster strikes as James loses control of all of the cars and comes off the rails, breaking through a stone bridge. As James dangles off the bridge, Philip races to save him by sliding under him just before he falls. A grateful James apologizes for calling Philip a show off. Learning Goals: demonstrating modesty, understanding there are consequences to one's actions, apologizing, honesty, expressing gratitude. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#141H] Aye Aye!/Trick Or Treat * Aye Aye! - Nick and Sally are making Halloween masks, but they want to make them really scary. Cat takes them to meet Aiya, the Aye Aye, in the forest of Spookywoowoo. Aiya shows them, that even though he may look scary - his big ears, huge eyes and long fingers help him to find food. And now Nick and Sally know just how to make their masks scary!
    * Trick or Treat - It's Halloween! The Cat in the Hat takes Sally and Nick trick or treating - his way! Around the world they go, meeting three new friends who teach them each of the tricks they do and share the treats that they like to eat. Back at home Nick and Sally are ready to go trick or treating, with plenty of new tricks to share!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#112] What's Up with Saturn's Rings?/Sunspot's Night Out What's Up with Saturn's Rings? - Celery takes Jet, Sydney, and Sean on a trip to explore Saturn's rings to learn what they're made of. Curriculum: Saturn has more than 12 rings that are made of mostly ice. The ice pieces range from microscopic to very large chunks. The rings appear to be revolving with Saturn at the same speed but it's thought that the individual rings revolve at different speeds. Sunspot's Night Out - When Sunspot goes missing in the neighborhood, Sydney, Sean, and Jet use the North Star to navigate their way to where he is. Curriculum: The North Star is often used for navigation due to its constant position in our sky. It isn't the brightest star, but unlike the other stars, it seems to remain at a fixed location in the sky. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#411H] The Other Martins It's a relaxing day at Tortuga HQ when Chris comes in complaining about Martin. Confused, the gang soon discovers that Chris means a bird called the Purple martin and not his brother! Chris is not happy about something else named Martin and when a second creature called Martin comes along - he realizes it's not his day. But soon, comes to understand what awesome creatures these "Other Martins" really are. Science Concept: Form for Function. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#112] Ze Worm Whisperer/Love You, Michael Bluejay * Ze Worm Whisperer - Daisy needs help getting her new garden ready for planting! She needs worms, lots of them, to live in the soil to keep it healthy! But since Nature Cat is scared of worms (and we are talking really scared!) another superhero comes on the scene to lend a paw in finding worms, Hal's alter-ego Ze Worm Whisperer! Curriculum: When you need to improve your soil so healthy plants will grow, add earthworms and decaying plant material.
    * Love You, Michael Bluejay - When Nature Cat and his pals hear that their favorite singer Michael Bluejay will be performing a concert later in the day, they are so there! But the concert is all the way at the end of Sundown hiking path, and they've never been there. Nature Cat leads his pals on an adventure to get to the concert, but forgets about rule number one: don't stray from the hiking path! Curriculum: When you are going for a hike to explore a new place, plan ahead; you may get thirsty, hungry, tired and maybe even lost!
    duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest Halloween's almost here! Hang onto your hats! It's George's first Halloween in the country, and Bill tells him and Allie about the Legend of No Noggin -- a spooky tale about a hat-kicking scarecrow who haunts the countryside on Halloween. But is the legend really real? George and Allie are determined to find out by taking a picture of No Noggin in hat-kicking action. But first George needs to figure out what he's going to be for Halloween so he can win the costume contest at the town Boo Festival. Will George's quest for the perfect costume interfere with his quest for the truth? Only the curious will find out! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#134H] Line Leader Daniel/Neighborhood Jobs * Neighborhood Jobs: Daniel and Mom Tiger are visiting the library today. Unfortunately, X the Owl isn't feeling very well and needs to go to the doctor. Daniel learns the importance of all the Neighborhood jobs when he and Mom Tiger fill in as librarian for X so he can go see Dr. Anna.
    * Line Leader Daniel: The children are getting new classroom jobs at school. Daniel really wants to be line leader! When he doesn't get the job he wanted, Daniel is disappointed. Soon he learns that all of the jobs are necessary to keep the classroom running smoothly.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#133H] Daniel's New Friend/Same and Different * Daniel's New Friend: Daniel and Miss Elaina meet Prince Wednesday's cousin Chrissie during a playdate at the castle. As they play "knights," they discover that, although Chrissie needs some help walking, they are the same in many ways.
    * Same and Different: While Daniel is playing dress up with his friends at school, he feels different when he realizes that not everyone has a tail like him. He learns that everyone has differences, but that these are the things that make us unique.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#123] Yuck Or Treat/The Thing from Above The Reef After visiting a spooky cave, Splash and his friends visit the spookiest place they know, the cave of the old hagfish, who lives deep in the abyss. / Dunk gets spooked by a creature in his home and thinks it's a monster, only to discover a Baby Sea Urchin who is hiding from a giant "Thing" that circles in the waters above the reef - Mayor Sting! duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#126] My Son, The Frogfish/A Day for Papa Gush's long-lost son Wart shows up in Reeftown to visit. Gush is excited to be a "hands-on" dad and take care of Wart, but Wart is extremely independent, and only wants to visit. Ultimately, Gush realizes that the Reeftown Rangers all look up to him as a father figure. / To show how much she appreciates everything he does for her and her brothers, Ripple wants to give her Papa time to relax, so she sets up a day full of special activities for him. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4715] Halloween Elmo is excited to wear his homemade Galactic Stan costume but becomes jealous of another boy's store-bought costume. Alan and Abby help Elmo realize that he doesn't need a fancy costume to be Galactic Stan; he just needs to use his imagination. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4707] Dress Up Abby and Elmo play dress up and pretend to be lots of different people, like bike repair assistants to help Nina fix Rosita's bike. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Super Why! [#143Z] Peter Rabbit Red wants to find the perfect present to show Grandma she cares, but she is absolutely stumped! The Super Readers pay a storybook visit to Peter Rabbit and chase after the mischievous little cottontail bunny, who's on the hunt for some delicious fresh vegetables for his Mama. The Super Readers must help Peter find what he's looking for before his big appetite for veggies lands him in hot water! Educational Objectives: To learn how to show someone you care, investigate the alphabet, practice spelling skills and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Peg + Cat [#113H] The Parade Problem/The Halloween Problem The Parade Problem - Park. Peg and Cat need to sort out recyclables to clean up the park in time for the nursery school's Halloween Parade. Primary Content: Sorting; Secondary Content: Estimating.
    The Halloween Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. While trick or treating, Peg and Cat find themselves pursued by a metal monster. Later they teach fair sharing to a "friend" who turns out to be a real tiger! Primary Content: Fair Sharing; Secondary Content: Positional relationships (in front of/behind).
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#407H] Spooky Tree/Spinosaurus Super Model * "Spooky Tree" - Shiny invites Annie Tyrannosaurus to Pteranodon Terrace for a sleepover, but all Annie wants to do is investigate the "spooky tree" that Don says "comes alive at night." All Shiny wants to do is stay as far away from the tree as possible. Can the kids get to the bottom of the mysterious tree, and figure out if it really comes alive at night? Educational Objectives: A wide variety of organisms produce light inside their bodies, and this light can be used for a variety of purposes. Some creatures have a chemical reaction in their bodies called "bio-luminescence," which causes them to glow. This bioluminescence can serve different functions, including camouflage, luring of prey, mimicry of other animals, and warnings for potential predators that the glowing critter is unpalatable..
    * "Spinosaurus Super Model" - When Don stumbles across a stick that looks exactly like Old Spinosaurus, he's determined to have the grumpy old dinosaur pose for his sculpture (so he can get the Spinosaurus's features exactly right). But when they arrive at Old Spinosaurus's home, he makes it clear that there's no way he's posing for anything. Can Don convince Old Spinosaurus to pose for his sculpture, or will Don have to come up with another plan? Educational Objectives: Spinosaurus, a gigantic theropod from the Cretaceous period, was the world's largest land carnivore, and the only Mesozoic dinosaur truly built for living in the water versus on land (as opposed to going into the water to cool off, for example).
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#112] What's Up with Saturn's Rings?/Sunspot's Night Out What's Up with Saturn's Rings? - Celery takes Jet, Sydney, and Sean on a trip to explore Saturn's rings to learn what they're made of. Curriculum: Saturn has more than 12 rings that are made of mostly ice. The ice pieces range from microscopic to very large chunks. The rings appear to be revolving with Saturn at the same speed but it's thought that the individual rings revolve at different speeds. Sunspot's Night Out - When Sunspot goes missing in the neighborhood, Sydney, Sean, and Jet use the North Star to navigate their way to where he is. Curriculum: The North Star is often used for navigation due to its constant position in our sky. It isn't the brightest star, but unlike the other stars, it seems to remain at a fixed location in the sky. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17298H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12083] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23222H] (original air date 10/24/2017) Robert Costa of The Washington Post discusses Sen. Jeff Flake's announcement today that he won't run for re-election in 2018.
    *We continue with author Jennet Conant and her biography of her grandfather, "Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist."
    *We conclude with Marvin Kalb. His latest book is called "The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956 a?? Khrushchev, Stalin's Ghost, and a Young American in Russia."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36213] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17298H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12083] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#606H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#712H] Roti Indian, Chop Bar & Park Tavern Roti Indian Bistro, Chop Bar and Park Tavern are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites? duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nature [#3503H] Charlie and the Curious Otters Filmmaker Charlie Hamilton James follows the story of three curious river otter orphans in Wisconsin and visits otters all over the globe. Join him as he uncovers the secrets to the otter's survival with innovative experiments, cameras and CGI. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#4416H] Killer Volcanoes Join NOVA and a team of volcanologists looking for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged the medieval earth into a deep freeze. Investigate the geologic evidence from Greenland all the way to Antarctica to identify the 750-year-old culprit. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Frontline [#3602H] Putin's Revenge, Part 1 Amid claims he hacked the 2016 election, the inside story of Vladimir Putin's conflict with the U.S. An investigation of Putin's mounting grievances with the U.S. and his efforts to exact revenge leading up to the presidential election. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 pm
    Gorongosa Park - Rebirth of Paradise [#104H] Hidden Worlds Bob and a team of scientists estimate that the park may hold Africa's largest croc population. Rappelling into deep gorges, they discover forests full of new species and unexplored caves, putting Gorongosa on the map as one of Africa's last frontiers. duration 55:31   SRND51 TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23223H] (original air date 10/25/2017) A discussion about the end of China's Communist Party Congress. Charlie is joined by Jiayang Fan, staff writer at the New Yorker, and Richard McGregor, former Washington and Beijing bureau chief for the Financial Times.
    *We conclude with Tom Friedman of The New York Times. His latest book just came out in paperback. It's called, "Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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