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KQED 9: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#101H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4256] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1603H] A Hearty Start to the Day Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to learn how to make the best eggs piperade. Next, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to making chocolate hazelnut spread at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of maple syrup. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the perfect 100 percent whole wheat pancakes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1216H] Waterfront Pizza and Mediterranean Restaurant, Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen, Lolinda Sit outside with the locals and enjoy hookah by the water at Foster City's Waterfront Pizza and Mediterranean Restaurant. Then, stop in for pastrami and matzo ball soup at East Coast meets West Coast deli-done-Berkeley style, Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen. Finally, dig into wood-fired meat, meat and more meat at San Francisco's Lolinda. duration 25:51   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Antiques Roadshow [#1815H] Anaheim, Hour Three AR is in Anaheim, California, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Rosie Sayyah head to Joseff Jewelry to discuss Hollywood costume jewelry. Highlights include an 18th-century Chinese cinnabar lacquer box that was originally created as gift wrapping and is appraised for $40,000 to $60,000; a collection of wanted posters found in southern California hotel ledgers, ca. 1900, featuring a Butch Cassidy wanted circular; and a shadow box attributed to Joseph Cornell that was found in the trash by the owner's father and could fluctuate in value from $100 to $150,000, depending on authentication. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Antiques Roadshow [#1816#] Richmond, Hour One In Richmond, Virginia, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Reid Dunavant travel to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art to talk about silver coffee and teapots. Highlights include a late19th -century Albert Neuhuys watercolor that was bought by a very young collector for $2 and is now valued at $1000 to $1500; a 1982 UNC championship signed basketball featuring teammates Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Sam Perkins and more; and an early 20th-century Alice R.H. Smith watercolor that originally belonged to the owner's mother, a close family friend of the artist, now appraised for $85,000. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1717] The Armor of Light Meet two Christians - an Evangelical anti-abortion activist and an African-American mother whose son was murdered - who find common ground in the fight against the rising tide of gun violence. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 am
    The Lowertown Line. [#124H] Bruise Violet duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1208H] Spooky Snow Helping Hiro - When Thomas accidentally spills his cargo on the tracks, Hiro becomes derailed. Hiro requires repair at Steamworks and Thomas ventures into the woods in attempt to find spare parts to expedite Hiro's recovery. He soon finds himself alone in the woods, immobile due to the old, broken tracks. Rocky, Percy, and Sir Topham Hatt to the rescue, Thomas is brought back to Steamworks, where he is surprised to see Hiro already fixed! Learning Goals: being a good friend, helping others, expressing sympathy and concern for others, resourceful thinking. The Beast of Sodor - Spencer is stranded on Sodor because of the snowy weather and delights in telling the other engines about meeting the abominable snowman. Henry is frightened by the story and Spencer continues to play on his fear. However, when they encounter a man covered in snow, it's Spencer who is most afraid! Thankfully, the seemingly abominable snowman turns out to be Sir Topham Hatt. Learning Goals: conquering fears, being a good friend, helping others, expressing sympathy and concern for others, demonstrating bravery. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas! This adventure finds the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas. On the way, the Thingamajigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals - from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins to red crabs - and their remarkable abilities to help them make an amazing journey home. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#418H] Box Turtled In! When the Wild Kratts Tortuga is accidentally miniaturized and carried off by a coyote, the mothership's shell defense is finally put to the test. The gang embarks on a box turtle-style mission to get back to the Miniaturizer and restore the Tortuga back to normal size. Science Concept: Defense. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#106] There's Gold in Them Thar Hills/Nature Cat and Mr. Hide There's Gold in Them Thar Hills - Squeeks accidentally finds a small nugget of gold in the park stream, but then she inadvertently loses it! To make her feel better, Nature Cat ventures back to the stream to do all he can to try and find another piece of gold for Squeeks. Nature Cat and Mr. Hide - Nature Cat hopes to finally beat Ronald at the Neighborhood Hide 'N' Seek Championship - Cat Edition. His chances for victory improve when his pals introduce him to what a lot of animals use in the wild: camouflage. Can Nature Cat master camouflage and stay hidden in plain sight to capture the crown? Not if Ronald has his say! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#503H] George's Super Subway Adventure/Well Done, George * George's Super Subway Adventure - The Man with the Yellow Hat has two surprises for George today: They're going to the zoo and they're riding the subway! George is so excited to see his first underground train that he hops right on, leaving the Man behind at the subway terminal. After comical mishaps where the two barely miss meeting up and some fun stops along the way, George figures out how to take the train all the way to the zoo, where he patiently waits for his friend to catch up.
    * Well Done, George - A certain muddy monkey needs a bath, but there's no water coming out of the faucet. George and the Man with the Yellow Hat find a broken water pump in their well and head back to the city so George can take that much needed bath. This time when the water stops flowing from the faucet, George takes matters into his own paws and uses his newly acquired knowledge to build a well in their front yard. But can he build a pump to get the water from the ground into his fifth floor bathtub?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Curious George [#105] Curious George On Time/Curious George's Bunny Hunt * Curious George On Time - After accidentally breaking Professor Wiseman's cuckoo clock, George decides to explore the inside of the BIG library clock to see how it works. When the big clock stops working too, Mr. Reloj, the local clockmaker, comes to the rescue. With Mr. Reloj's help, George discovers how to use various tools to make the clocks tick again.
    * Curious George's Bunny Hunt - In the country, George falls in love with neighbor Bill's new pet bunnies. They are so irresistible that when Bill leaves to do his paper route, George just has to pet one. But as soon as he opens the bunny hutch, they all escape. By following their footprints and careful counting, George restores order and returns the missing bunnies to their home.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#110] Daniel Shares His Tigertastic Car/Katerina Shares Her Tutu Daniel Shares his Tigertastic Car - Daniel and his friends are playing together in the park. Daniel has a new toy car and struggles to share it with the others. But in the end, Daniel learns that sharing is easy when he knows he will get his special toy back. Katerina Shares her Tutu - Daniel is playing at Katerina's house and the friends decide to perform a Jungle Dance show. Daniel wants to be a lion, while Katerina decides to be a dancing flower, but both need the same tutu for their costume. Luckily, with Henrietta's help they find a way to share the tutu and perform a grr-ific Jungle Dance show! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#111] Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty/Daniel Goes To The Potty Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty - Prince Wednesday is in the block corner at school building the "tallest tower in the world!" Even though he needs to go to the bathroom, he doesn't want to stop what he is doing. He learns how important it is to stop and go right away. Daniel Goes to the Potty - Dad's trumpet is broken, so he takes Daniel along to Music Man Stan's Shop to get it fixed. While at the shop, Daniel needs to use the bathroom, but thinks he will have to wait until they get home. Music Man Stan explains that everyone goes to the bathroom, and Daniel learns that he can use the bathroom there - or anywhere else in the neighborhood! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 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)
  • 11:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#140H] Whitebeard/Coral Day Ripple is excited because, according to legend, tonight is the night that Whitebeard, a mysterious creature who lives in the North Pole, sails over Reeftown, singing his beautiful music. She tries to convince the other Reeftown friends to stay up and watch for him to appear. / It's the holiday season in Reeftown as everyone gets ready for Coral Day, a celebration of the wonderful coral that make up their home. Splash, new to Reeftown and its traditions, wonders what he can contribute to the festival. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4713] Get Ready for Today Elmo and Abby help Crystal the Ball come up with a morning routine so she can be ready to go out and play. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas It's Christmas Eve on Sesame Street! After putting out cookies for Santa, Elmo's dad tells him a bedtime story about his great-great-grandmonster Elmo and how Sesame Street was once an unfriendly street. Everyone was grouchy and there was no holiday spirit. With the help of Grandmonster Elmo's new friends, they try to find a way to bring back the holiday spirit in hopes that Santa would come to visit. They learn that all you need is kindness! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Peg + Cat [#136H] The Flat Woman Problem/The Hanukkah Problem The Flat Woman Problem - Mathtropolis. Super Peg and Cat Guy face their greatest challenge yet: Triangulo and Flat Woman have teamed up to triangulate and flatten the entire town!
    The Hanukkah Problem - Albert Einstein's House. When Albert Einstein has Peg and Cat over on Hanukkah, he shows them how to make a 2D piece of paper into a 3D dreidel. Later, they need to use this process to bring peace to Al's home and save his Hanukkah.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#401H] Trains, Submarines and Zeppelins: Part 1/Part 2 When Mr. Pteranodon and Larry go out to the Big Pond to find some red platanoids for the Winter Solstice Celebration, they accidentally miss the last train home. Will Larry and Mr. Pteranodon stop bickering long enough to figure out a way home, or will they get stranded in the middle of nowhere and miss the family Winter Solstice Celebration? Educational Objective: The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#104] Just The Right Distance from the Sun/Solar Power Rover "Just the Right Distance From the Sun" - Sean explains to the others that Earth is a "Goldilocks" planet because it's not too hot and not too cold. When Celery takes the kids to space, they observe how the other planets don't have the right attributes to support life, but Earth is "just right"! Curriculum: All life on Earth comes from the energy of the Sun. The Earth happens to be located just the right distance from the Sun: not too far away, and not too close. This makes the Earth what we call a "Goldilocks planet": not too hot, not too cold. "Solar Power Rover" - Jet, Sean, and Sydney visit their Mars Robot Rover friend at the DSA, and discover that the rover seems tired. Through helping the solar powered robot regain its energy, they learn how energy can be captured, used from the Sun, and used anywhere - even on Mars. Curriculum: The Sun creates solar power that is used for energy. Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly or indirectly. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17346H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12117] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    History Detectives [#107Z] The Depot That Made Dallas, Mexican Peso, Pirate Spyglass * The Depot That Made Dallas - A local historian in Dallas, Texas, has a question about an early railroad station in the middle of Dallas. He wants to know if this building was the first railroad station in Texas - and if so, was it responsible for creating the bustling metropolis that Dallas is today? HD hits town to investigate this railroad mystery.
    * Mexican Peso - A man from San Antonio, Texas, found what looked like Mexican currency among his late great-grandfather's possessions. Are they linked to the Mexican bandits Zapata and Pancho Villa? Did they play a part in the Mexican revolution in the1910s and if so, how did they get into the hands of his great-grandfather, a quiet family man from San Antonio?
    * Pirate Spyglass - Jean Lafitte has been called a fearsome pirate, an ingenious privateer and a war hero. His exploits are still recounted today in Texas and Louisiana. A librarian in Texas City, Texas, has a spyglass she believes may once have belonged to Lafitte. Old, but still in working condition, the object was donated to the local library by a descendent of Jim Campbell - a founder of the town and one of Lafitte's captains. Did Jean Lafitte give his trusted captain a spyglass, and if he did - is this Jean Lafitte's spyglass?
    duration 55:15   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36247] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17346H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12117] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television [#113H] Japan Fried Chicken Milk Street Cook Catherine Smart demonstrates a simpler and tastier way to crisp fried chicken as she shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Japanese fried chicken (karaage). Milk Street Cook Rayna Jhaveri shows how Japanese potato salad banishes the bland with its creamy, semi-mashed potatoes contrasted with crisp, piquant ingredients. Milk Street Cook Erika Bruce shows Chris how to make sweet-and-spicy ginger green beans. Rounding out the show, Chris discusses Andy Ricker's kitchen cabinet essentials. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#811H] Live Sushi, Chavez Supermarket and Taqueria, and Bistro Vis a Vis * Cool but cozy, Live Sushi delivers fresh seafood and a creative spin to traditional Japanese cuisine. It's in the heart of the Excelsior District of San Francisco.
    * Unpretentious Chavez Supermarket and Taqueria in Hayward is a quick stop for Mexican comfort food favorites - stop, and shop for groceries at the same time!
    * Last, but not least, Greenbrae's hidden gem Bistro Vis a Vis presents Marin residents with a chance to enjoy elegant, sustainable and locally-sourced food without driving to the city.
    duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#409] Southern Roots Three guests of disparate Southern backgrounds, DJ and producer Questlove, talk show host Dr. Phil and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, find astonishing tales of bondage in their family histories. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    The Forgotten Plague: American Experience Tuberculosis is the deadliest killer in human history, responsible for one in four deaths for almost two centuries. While it shaped medical pursuits, social habits, economic development and public policy, TB and its impact are poorly understood. duration 54:56   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Frontline [#3510H] American Patriot How one family's fight against the government invigorated armed militias and "Patriot" groups. Inside the Bundy family's standoffs over land in the West, and the groups aligned with them that have grown to levels not seen in decades. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 11:00 pm
    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama [#104] Over The Rainbow Simon Schama plunges viewers into the lost world of the shtetl, the Jewish towns and villages sewn across the hinterlands of Eastern Europe, which became the seedbed of a uniquely Jewish culture. Shtetl culture would make its mark on the modern world, from the revolutionary politics of the Soviet Union to the mass culture of Tin Pan Alley and Hollywood. It was also the birthplaces of Hasidism, the most visible, iconic and, arguably, most misunderstood expression of Jewish faith and fervor. This episode travels from the forests of Lithuania, where Schama's own family logged wood and fought wolves, to the boulevards of Odessa, where shtetl kids argued the merits of revolutionary socialism over Zionism. From the Ukrainian city of Uman, where today thousands of the Hasidim chant and sing over the tomb of the wonder-working Rabbi Nachman, to the streets of Manhattan's lower east side, where the sons of shtetl immigrants wrote the American songbook. The program returns, with grim inevitability, to Eastern Europe in 1940, where the genocidal mechanisms of the "final solution" were beginning to grind the shtetl world into dust and ash. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#102H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4257] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
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XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
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