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KQED 9: Friday, December 15, 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.

Friday, December 15, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#104H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4259] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Martha Bakes [#810H] Naturally Gluten-Free Some of the best gluten-free desserts can likely be made with what you already have in your pantry. Join Martha in her kitchen as she creates three enticing desserts that just happen to be naturally gluten-free: an Italian-inspired lemon-cornmeal cake, spiced pumpkin pie with an ingenious crisp rice crust, and a richly decadent flourless chocolate-walnut tort. All naturally gluten-free and delicious! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1217H] Rusty's Southern, Jupiter, Glen Ellen Star Southern hospitality is not all that is offered on the menu at tucked away Rusty's Southern in San Francisco's Tenderloin. Neither is it just pizza and beer served up around the fire-pit at Jupiter in Berkeley. But we continue within the galaxy to the elegant wood-fired dishes at culinary comet Glen Ellen Star in Sonoma County's Glen Ellen. duration 25:49   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Great Performances [#3404B] Hitman: David Foster and Friends Legendary songwriter, producer, and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the world's best known popular music, and collaborated with a veritable "Who's Who" of superstars in a career that spans more than three decades. In celebration of his remarkable achievements including fourteen Grammy Awards and a host of other accolades some of the biggest names in contemporary music gather for a one-night-only concert that brings down the house. From the stage of Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Boz Skaggs, Kenny G, Peter Cetera, Brian McKnight, Blake Shelton, Cheryl Lynn, Charice, Katharine McPhee, and Andre Agassi join in the celebration, along with a special performance by Celine Dion and some long-distance best wishes from Kevin Costner and Barbra Streisand. duration 1:58:19   SRND51 TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Ken Burns: America's Storyteller [#103B] American Sampler This program focuses its attention on the many single documentaries and short series that Ken Burns has produced over the years. It explores the tremendous depth and breadth of his work with a special emphasis on films about Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Jackie Robinson and others. duration 1:28:48   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    On Story [#712H] Script to Screen: Motorcycle Diaries Screenwriter Jose Rivera discusses his approach to bringing Che Guevara's story to the screen. duration 26:48   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1009H] Snow Stops Play No Snow For Thomas - It's a snowy day, but Thomas doesn't want to wear his snow plow. So he decides to hide it and pretends he doesn't know where it is. Sir Topham Hatt has no choice but to leave Thomas in his shed and send Emily out to clear the tracks instead. Thomas sees Emily having fun in the snow and goes in search of his plow, but the snow has covered everything and Thomas soon becomes stuck in the thick snowfall. Frozen Turntable - One cold evening the steam engines return to Tidmouth Sheds and discover the turntable is frozen stuck and only one berth is accessible. Gordon thinks he should have it, but Thomas insists they need to save it for Percy who is out on the mail run. All the other engines find other places to stay for the night, but none of them are good enough for Gordon who comes back and takes Percy's berth. But soon the tables are turned when it is Gordon who becomes stuck. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#105H] Flower Power/Snowman's Land * Flower Power - Sally's mom has a cold, so Sally wants to pick her some colorful flowers to make her feel better. The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally to the forest of Flora-Fah-Zoom where they meet three different creatures that all depend on flowers to live. Sally decides to make her mother a picture of their adventure in Flora-Fah-Zoom instead of picking a flower that animals need in order to survive.
    * Snowman's Land - Sally and Nick have just finished making a statue of the Cat in the Hat out of snow, but he's starting to melt! Good thing Cat knows where to take the melting snowcat: to the cold and snowy north! In the arctic, the kids skate on a frozen lake, make snow sculptures, and learn that water can freeze and melt when it's cold or warm outside. Because it's getting warmer back home, they leave their snowcat sculpture there so they can come back and visit him!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#138H] Holidays In Boxwood Terrace Jet pitches an idea for the annual Boxwood Terrace Christmas Pageant, and not only is it accepted, he gets to direct it! He casts Sean, Sydney, Mindy, and Sunspot as characters in the play, and hires Mitchell Petersen to help him find this elusive thing called "Christmas Spirit." / Jet is looking for the Spirit of Christmas, something intangible that Sean and Sydney can't quite define. Mitchell wants to belong to the group, but doesn't know how to do it. Both kids get their answer in a heartfelt conclusion. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas In this special, it's Christmas time and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate. But when the Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are suddenly disappearing around the globe, their holiday party quickly turns into a rescue mission. Our heroes must race against time to thwart their greedy archrivals' most miserly scheme yet! Will they be able to travel to the ends of the earth and return their baby animal friends to their homes in time for the holidays? Find out on Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat enjoy their Christmas preparations. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#117] Good Morning Daniel/Goodnight Daniel Good Morning Daniel - It's a typical morning in the Tiger household, and Daniel has to get up for school but his playing and imagining distract him from his routine. Daniel learns that his morning routine helps him be ready in time for Trolley to take him to school. Goodnight Daniel - Tonight, Daniel is pretending to be Super Daniel! But after dinner, he has to follow his nighttime routine even though he would rather play. Young viewers follow Daniel as he gets ready for bed and eventually he learns that even super heroes get sleepy. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#118] Daniel Plays Ball/O Builds A Tower Daniel Plays Ball - Daniel, Miss Elaina and Prince Wednesday are at the park with Prince Tuesday. They decide to play a game with a ball. Daniel struggles to catch the ball and gets very frustrated. All of his friends remind him to keep on trying and finally, he succeeds! O Builds a Tower - In the block corner at school, O the Owl is determined to use all of the blocks to build the tallest tower in the world. After many failed attempts, he is frustrated, but Teacher Harriet and O's friends encourage him to try once again. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 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
  • 11:00 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
    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)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:30 pm
    Super Why! [#159Z] The Nutcracker Princess Pea doesn't know what to do about her friend Sleeping Beauty who is very, very grumpy! Super Why and his friends dance their way into the story of The Nutcracker, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's memorable music, to find out why the Mouse King is so cranky and give an innovative twist to the holiday classic. But will the super readers be able to restore magic to The Land of Sweets? Educational Objectives: To learn a cheer-up strategy, sing the alphabet, identify the letters F, L, and Y, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Peg + Cat + Holidays This is a special holiday episode of Peg + Cat featuring "The Christmas Problem," "The Hanukkah Problem," and "The Penguin Problem. " This series is designed to engage preschool children and teach them how to solve math-based problems with Peg, a chatty and tenacious five year-old, her feline pal, Cat, and her smart, handsome, cool friend Ramone. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#138H] Holidays In Boxwood Terrace Jet pitches an idea for the annual Boxwood Terrace Christmas Pageant, and not only is it accepted, he gets to direct it! He casts Sean, Sydney, Mindy, and Sunspot as characters in the play, and hires Mitchell Petersen to help him find this elusive thing called "Christmas Spirit." / Jet is looking for the Spirit of Christmas, something intangible that Sean and Sydney can't quite define. Mitchell wants to belong to the group, but doesn't know how to do it. Both kids get their answer in a heartfelt conclusion. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17349H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12120] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    History Detectives [#110Z] The Love Dish, Rebel Gun, Prison Plaque * The Love Dish - Hearts and arrows blaze across an unusual set of china at the Powel House in Philadelphia. Family legend claims the Marquis de Lafayette gave the set to Elizabeth Willing, the popular wife of the Patriot Mayor. The History Detectives look into the facts and fiction behind this racy 18th century gift.
    * Rebel Gun - Mercer County Historical Society has in its possession a late 18th century flint-lock rifle, which, according to local lore, once belonged to legendary Tory bandit Moses Doan, and was recovered after he was killed in a raid of his hideout in 1783. The Society would like to know: Was this the gun of one of the most infamous bandits operating to undermine the birth of our nation? The History Detectives travel west of Philadelphia, our nation's first capital, to uncover the truth.
    * Prison Plaque - In the heart of Philadelphia, stands the abandoned Eastern State Penitentiary building. Founded by Quakers in 18 29, this castle-like structure set new standards for prisons across the country with its progressive ideas for rehabilitation. Recently, a group in charge of preserving this historic structure found a strange plaque discarded in a pile of rubbish. Dusting it off, they found an intriguing inscription: "In the everlasting memory of the inmates of Eastern State Penitentiary who served in World War I". Even more intriguing is that fact that they are listed not by name, but by their prison numbers. From what they know, convicted felons were prohibited from enlisting or being drafted to fight in the war. Is this an example of the prison's progressive take on prisoner reform? Or is this a sign of desperate recruiting measures for the "War to end all wars", where even prisoners are being sent into battle? The History Detectives are on the case to get to the bottom of this mystery.
    duration 54:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36250] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17349H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12120] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#510H] duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 7:30 pm
    Washington Week [#5724] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    Secrets of the Six Wives [#101H] Divorced Worsley examines the happy marriage of Henry VIII to first wife, Katherine of Aragon. Despite her skill and devotion as his queen, she fails to give Henry the son he needs and he falls for Anne Boleyn. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Secrets of the Six Wives [#102H] Beheaded, Died Henry breaks with the Roman Church to marry Anne, but as Worsley notes, he grows tired of her and falls for Jane Seymour. Anne's fate is sealed; she is executed and Henry immediately marries Jane, who dies soon after she gives birth to a son. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Secrets of the Six Wives [#103H] Divorced, Beheaded, Survived Worsley presents the last three wives: Anne of Cleves, called "ugly"; young Catherine Howard, whose tragic childhood was abusive; and finally, the far from saintly nurse, Katherine Parr. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon Featuring Rolando Villazon Celebrate the holidays with the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This season's cross-cultural spectacular features the world's leading tenor, Rolando Villazon, and seasonal favorites. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#105H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4260] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

      UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues!  If you’re still experiencing audio issues, you may need to rescan your television. Visit kqed.org/54move to learn how. Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/5/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

    • KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

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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
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

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PBS Kids

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.