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KQED 9: Tuesday, November 21, 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.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1819H] Farmer/Veteran A combat veteran starts a farm to help cultivate a healthier life outside the Army. While the sense of duty he once felt as a soldier returns, his crippling PTSD remains as he and his wife nervously anticipate the birth of their first child. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 am
    Cook's Country [#1013H] The Italian-American Kitchen Test cook Ashley Moore shows Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate sausage ragu. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of fettuccine. Test cook Bryan Roof shows Julia Collin Davison the secrets to making a regional specialty for fluffy baked polenta with red sauce at home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1213H] Nopa, Mua, La Costanera Transformed from a bank, an auto shop and a chain restaurant, these eateries now accommodate amazing menus crafted by passionate chefs. North of the panhandle in San Francisco is Nopa, a hip, late-night restaurant perfect for meeting new friends. Mua in Oakland's place to experience live DJs, an internationally inspired menu and crave-worthy cocktails. And La Costanera Restaurant in Montara serves up contemporary Peruvian cuisine and ocean-front views in Montara. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize This year, the Kennedy Center has selected Emmy Award-winning comedian, David Letterman as the recipient of the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Letterman has been hailed as one of the most innovative and influential broadcasters in the history of television. In 33 years on late-night television, Letterman hosted 6, 028 episodes of Late Night (NBC) and The Late Show (CBS), surpassing his mentor, Johnny Carson, for the longest-running late-night broadcaster in American history. As a writer, producer and performer, Letterman is one of the most-nominated people in Emmy Award history, with 52 nominations, resulting in 10 wins. Letterman is also a Peabody Award winner and a Kennedy Center Honoree. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 3:30 am
    Independent Lens [#1902] Shadow World Based on Andrew Feinstein's globally acclaimed book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, Shadow World reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade - the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Major League Cuban Baseball MAJOR LEAGUE CUBAN BASEBALL traces the experiences of Cubans at the most accomplished levels of America's national pastime - baseball - and explores their deep cultural and emotional connection to the game. In 1874, the first official baseball game was held on the island of Cuba, in defiance of Spanish colonial law. After Cuba gained its independence from Spain, the sport became an integral part of the Cuban identity. The program documents Cuban ball players' presence in the budding American professional leagues of the late 1800s, and their impact on American baseball in the early 20th century. Between 1911 and 1929 alone, 17 Cuban-born Caucasian players played in the major leagues, while Afro-Cuban players integrated into the Negro leagues and became prominent fixtures. The documentary also delves into baseball in post-revolution Cuba, when professional sports were banned on the island and many players made the difficult decision to leave for the U.S. For the hundreds of thousands of Cuban exiles who fled their country, baseball served as an elixir and the Cuban big leaguers were their heroes. In the 1970s, amateur baseball began to thrive again in Cuba, while in the U.S., Cuban players continued to have significant impact on the majors - from Tony Perez and Luis Tiant facing off in the 1975 Fall Classic to the players who are making their mark today. Weaving archival footage with interviews from historians, baseball fans, journalists, and former major leaguers Camilo Pascual, Orestes Destrade, and Tony Perez, MAJOR LEAGUE CUBAN BASEBALL chronicles the history of Cubans in the major leagues, documents the influence of baseball on Cuban culture, and examines the impact of Cubans and Cuban-Americans on the game. duration 56:50   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#804H] Happy Engines Henry's Happy Coal - Henry is given a special of taking a very important visitor around Sodor. When Henry visits the Steam Works he is teased by 'Arry and Bert for needing to use special coal. Henry wants be like the rest of the Steamies and use normal coal instead of his special coal. When Henry tries to steam through Sodor using the normal coal, he breaks down. Henry realizes that he has been a silly engine. Sir Topham Hatt tells Henry that it is the special coal that makes Henry such a special engine. When 'Arry and Bert tease Henry again, he tells them that he is proud of being a special engine with special coal. Henry even helps 'Arry and Bert when they run out of diesel! Edward the Hero - Edward is given the special job of being the Rescue Engine at the Sodor Search and Rescue Center. Edward wants to be a hero if he is to help Harold at the Center. Edward thinks that heroes are strong, fast and stern so decides he must be strong, fast and stern too. He helps Charlie by being funny, helps Dowager Hatt by being kind, and helps Farmer McColl's dog by being gentle. Edward doesn't think he's a hero though because he hasn't shown he is fast, strong and stern. As Edward chuffs along the tracks he sees people cheering and waving to him and calling him a hero. Word has spread that Edward has been kind, funny and gentle. Sir Topham Hatt tells Edward that he is the biggest hero of all because he is Edward. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#107H] Trees Company/Now You See Me * Trees Company - Sally and Nick are playing up in their treehouse when Nick's mom calls them for lunch. Nick wonders what it would be like to stay up in that tree all the time! The Cat in the Hat knows! Or at least he has friends that do. In Jimmer Jammer Jungle the kids learn how different animals spend their entire lives in trees. As neat as that is, there's one thing those trees don't have, and that's mom's home cooking!
    * Now You See Me - Nick and Sally are playing hide and go seek, but Sally keeps getting found! The Cat takes the kids to meet the best hider ever, his friend Gecko! Through a game of hide and go seek in the jungle, the kids learn how Gecko not only hides, but how he runs and climbs. Now Sally knows how to camouflage herself so she won't be so easily found!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#127H] Space Junk/Scientific Sean "Space Junk" - After learning about space junk, the kids are determined to help do their part to clean up their "space neighborhood." They meet up with Uncle Zucchini, a long-time galaxy garbage man! Using Bortronian technology, they start a cleanup. During the course of the day, our kids learn that recycling is necessary both on Earth and in space! Curriculum: The outer space region around Earth swarms with millions of pieces of man-made space junk that create potential hazards. Objects as small as 4 inches can be seen by radar or optical telescopes on Earth. Cleaning the debris is a challenge. Trips to larger objects could remove them from orbit, but that's expensive. Another proposal is using lasers to provide a path-changing push that wouldn't damage the object. "Scientific Sean" - Jet is fascinated by Earth paper airplanes when he watches Sean casually fold one. Jet suggests that the kids challenge each other to build the plane that will fly the farthest, and still carry the payload of a message. Sean wants to use the Scientific Method to solve the distance/size issues. CURRICULUM: The Scientific Method is a simple set of rules that scientists use the world over, to make sure that they are doing their experiments correctly and in a way that they can repeat. But great science comes from both the application of this simple set of rules AND from imagination and inspiration. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#213H] Speaking Dolphinese The Wild Kratts are on a mission to decode the secret language of one of the smartest creatures on Earth - Dolphins! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#121H] Slime Time/Rock Stars * Slime Time - Nature Cat can't wait to play with his favorite yarn ball! But when he goes to take it out of its super secret hiding spot? - it's gone?! Where could it be? The gang sets out to find the culprit and rescue Nature Cat's favorite toy. Along they way they find help from an unlikely slimey source. Onward and Yarnward!
    * Rock Stars - Squeeks can't wait to show off her favorite rock at her Rock Stars meeting. She thinks she has a good chance to become The Rock Star of the Month! But things don't go as planned when Hal mistakes Squeeks' rock for a ball, causing the rock to roll away. Get that rock!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#705H] Honey of a Monkey/Curious George's Egg Hunt * Honey of a Monkey - George and Steve are in a sticky situation when they accidentally eat all of Betsy's honeycomb. Will their homemade beehive produce enough honeycomb in time for Betsy's Earth Day presentation, or will she be buzzing mad?
    * Curious George's Egg Hunt - George and Allie have discovered an egg in the grass with no nest in sight. Where is the egg's mother? They search high and low to find the right bird's nest but no egg will match. Could it be another kind of animal is inside the tiny round shell?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:00 am
    Curious George [#706H] George and Allie's Lawn Service/Curious George's Scavenger Hunt * George and Allie's Lawn Service - George and Allie are crazy about Mr.Renkins' new kids -- baby goats named Suzy and Sammy. But when the goats keep escaping their pen and chewing on everything in sight, can George and Allie find a way to keep their new friends penned up?
    *Curious George's Scavenger Hunt - It's a race around the city as George, Marco, and Chef Pisghetti go on a shape-finding scavenger hunt to raise money for the animal shelter. They find rectangles, stars, and circles, but how are they ever going to find 100 diamonds?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#305H] The Neighborhood Fall Festival/Field Day at School The neighbors are busy decorating for the big Fall Festival when a gust of wind knocks down Music Man Stan's hard work. Daniel and his friends help rebuild the scene and learn that everyone's abilities are different - what's important is that you do your best. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#306H] Daniel and Margaret Play School/Treasure Hunt at the Castle Teacher Daniel is playing "school" today, but his "student," Baby Margaret, just won't cooperate! Big brother Daniel thinks of a way that he and Margaret can have fun together, and "school" can stay in session! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#130H] Puffy/The Big Shake Dunk meets Puffy, a female pufferfish who admires his sand patterns, and becomes friends with her. When he starts spending all his time with just Puffy and not with the group, the gang teaches Dunk that it's good to make new friends, but keep the old ones as well. / When Splash experiences his first earthquake on the reef, Bubbles and Dunk decide to go on a quest to find out what causes "the big shake" and help put their friend's mind at ease. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#101H] Lu The Explorer/I've Got Rhythm? Splash takes his pals to go see his friend, LU, a fearless explorer in the deep. He has met Lu in his travels, and she has been an inspiration for Splash. Lu turns out to be a female football fish (the "Lu" stands for "bio-LU-minescent") who leads them on an adventure in the abyss. / Wave, the octopus, loves the musicality of Reeftown, but tries to keep others from discovering that he has no rhythm. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4719H] House of Worm Abby helps Frankie the worm build a place that feels like home. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4712H] Big Birds Song Abby and Elmo help Big Bird calm down so he won't be nervous singing on the show, The Squawk. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Super Why! [#160Z] The Muddled-Up Fairytales Everyone is busy and Whyatt doesn't know what to do with himself! So Super Why and his friends fly into the story Muddled Up Fairytales where they visit a young dragon new to Fairytale Land who is eager to find a legend of his own. But when Dragon tries to move in with The Three Pigs, he sets off a wacky chain of events that turns the whole land upside down! The superhero readers need to help Dragon find his Happily Ever After! Educational Objectives: To learn the fun of creativity, explore the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to create a brand new story! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Peg + Cat [#132H] The Allergy Problem/I Do What I Can: The Musical The Allergy Problem - Peg's house/Inside a Whale. When Peg is told she's allergic to Cat, Cat leaves home! Ramone flies Peg around the world in his flying machine that runs on 100 pebbles, in search of her friend.
    I Do What I Can: The Musical - Radio City Music Hall. Peg and Cat present a Broadway musical about the amazing Ramone, who became a hero by doing 30 great things, 5 at a time.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#134H] Great Big Stomping Dinosaur Feet!/Diamond Anniversary * Great Big Stomping Dinosaur Feet! - Tiny is very worried after she loses Shiny's favorite shiny shell, and enlists Dad and Buddy to help find a new one. As Tiny becomes more frantic, she begins stomping with frustration. Then the kids meet Daphne, a Daspletosaurus kid who shows them how to make stomping a fun dance instead of a temper tantrum.
    * Diamond Anniversary - Mr. and Mrs. Pteranodon decide to surprise each other with gifts on their anniversary. Despite some close calls, the kids help each of them to keep their gifts a secret until the perfect moment when the whole family can celebrate.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#127H] Space Junk/Scientific Sean "Space Junk" - After learning about space junk, the kids are determined to help do their part to clean up their "space neighborhood." They meet up with Uncle Zucchini, a long-time galaxy garbage man! Using Bortronian technology, they start a cleanup. During the course of the day, our kids learn that recycling is necessary both on Earth and in space! Curriculum: The outer space region around Earth swarms with millions of pieces of man-made space junk that create potential hazards. Objects as small as 4 inches can be seen by radar or optical telescopes on Earth. Cleaning the debris is a challenge. Trips to larger objects could remove them from orbit, but that's expensive. Another proposal is using lasers to provide a path-changing push that wouldn't damage the object. "Scientific Sean" - Jet is fascinated by Earth paper airplanes when he watches Sean casually fold one. Jet suggests that the kids challenge each other to build the plane that will fly the farthest, and still carry the payload of a message. Sean wants to use the Scientific Method to solve the distance/size issues. CURRICULUM: The Scientific Method is a simple set of rules that scientists use the world over, to make sure that they are doing their experiments correctly and in a way that they can repeat. But great science comes from both the application of this simple set of rules AND from imagination and inspiration. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17325H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12102] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1819H] Farmer/Veteran A combat veteran starts a farm to help cultivate a healthier life outside the Army. While the sense of duty he once felt as a soldier returns, his crippling PTSD remains as he and his wife nervously anticipate the birth of their first child. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36232] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17325H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12102] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television [#111H] Milk Street Holidays Festive doesn't have to mean expensive. Milk Street Cook Catherine Smart shows host Christopher Kimball how to turn economical beef eye-round into a succulent holiday roast as she makes prune, peppercorn and fresh herb-rubbed roast beef. Then, a British favorite gets a transatlantic twist as Milk Street Cook Erika Bruce gives the rundown on rye-on-rye sticky toffee pudding. Milk Street Cook Lynn Clark shows Chris how to make skillet-charred Brussels sprouts. The show ends with Chris discussing Sara Moulton's kitchen cabinet essentials. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#808H] Little Shin Shin, The Refuge and Canela Bistro and Wine Bar * A veteran Chinese restaurant in Oakland, Little Shin Shin Restaurant invites us to try their fresh and delicious Hunan, Sichuan, Mandarin, and Cantonese-style dishes.
    * Next, the classically-trained chefs at The Refuge in San Carlos combine beer with traditionally prepared pastrami.
    * Lastly, taste a little Madrid-in-San Francisco, at Canela Bistro and Wine Bar, where local ingredients blend with imported goodies from Spain.
    duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#408H] Relatives We Never Knew We Had Actresses Tea Leoni and Gaby Hoffmann's lives have been shaped by family mysteries. They are introduced to the identities and life stories of their biological ancestors, thanks to DNA detective work. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Vietnam War [#109#] A Disrespectful Loyalty South Vietnamese forces fighting on their own suffer a terrible defeat in Laos. After being re-elected in a landslide, Nixon strikes a peace deal with Hanoi that allows American prisoners of war finally to come home to a bitterly divided country. duration 1:56:46   SRND51 TVM-VL (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama [#102] Among Believers Simon Schama's epic series continues with the story of medieval Jews struggling to preserve their identity - and sometimes their lives - under the rule of Christianity and Islam. Whether labeled "Christ-killers" by the Christians or "dhimmi" (non-Muslim citizens of an Islamic community) by the Muslims, diaspora Jews built new lives and invented new ways of being Jewish in exile in the face of discrimination, blood-libels and persecution interspersed with periods of tolerance, protection and peaceful co-existence. Drawing on some of the extraordinary documents they left behind, this episode offers a vivid portrait of Jewish bankers, merchants, doctors, poets and artists flourishing in Lincoln, Cordoba, Venice and Cairo and tells the heart-rending story of their mass expulsion from Spain in 1492. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1718H] Dogtown Redemption Meet street recyclers who fight to survive in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Oakland, California. Their poignant personal stories raise questions about race, class and the rights of the poor. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
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    • Fremont Peak Tower Maintenance

      *UPDATE: The tower crew will work the Fremont peak tower as of 11am, Thursday, Nov 30th. We will need to lower power on KQET, Channel 25, to 25% at 10:30am through 4-5pm. Thank you for your patience!

    • 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!

    • 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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KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

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.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

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KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.