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KQED 9: Thursday, December 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.

Thursday, December 21, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#108H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4303] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Pati's Mexican Table [#613H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#205H] Bill's Place, Cafe Rouge, Le Colonial Burgers and chandeliers make an unusual combination at our first stop; while the chandeliers at the next, with its French inspired menu, are more contemporary. Then the Asian flavors of Vietnam combine with a trendy, bar scene for an elegant dining experience. duration 26:57   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#3404] The Story of Cats: Asia to Africa Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how cats evolved with an in-depth look at lions, servals, caracals, cheetahs, tigers, fishing and sand cats. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Nova [#4420] Bird Brain Long mocked as empty-headed, birds hide surprisingly acute intelligence. But just how smart are they? As scientists test avian aptitude with brainteasers, discover how the genius of birds is leading us to rethink our basic notions of intelligence. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Supernature - Wild Flyers [#102] Masters of the Sky Many animals take to the skies for a split second, but to stay there, the planet's strongest flyers push the laws of physics to the limit. Explore the extremes of true flight: power, acceleration, top speed, maneuverability and endurance. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Live from the Artists Den [#902H] Alabama Shakes The Alabama Shakes delivered a crushingly electric set at the Loveless Barn, located directly behind Nashville's famous Loveless Cafe. The crowd of 500 cheered each song as the band delivered a thrillingly uninhibited show. The band dashed through blistering rockabilly boogies, eruptive country-soul ballads, and more from their 2012 debut album, Boys & Girls, and the collection of new material earmarked for a much anticipated follow-up. Front woman Brittany Howard testified to the deeply felt truths of the songs with ferocity, and her bandmates were with her all the way-gutsy, dynamic, and altogether riveting. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1204H] Christmas Time Cranky Christmas - Sir Topham Hatt sends Thomas to the docks to collect a very important Christmas parcel. When unloading the ship, Cranky drops the parcel and fears that he broke the contents within. He hides the parcel, but it's soon found and Thomas sets off to deliver it. When Thomas slips on the icy tracks, he thinks that he broke the contents of the parcel. Sir Topham Hatt opens the parcel and reveals materials for the community's ice skating rink-unbroken! Learning Goals: being helpful, expressing thanks, taking responsibility for actions, being kind and polite, apologizing. Snow Place Like Home - The snow is causing all sorts of trouble for the engines. Emily is at the Steamworks waiting for a truck, Kevin is trapped outside, and Victor ventures out to rescue Kevin, who he thinks is headed towards the depot. Luckily, Thomas is sent to the depot, too, and is able to find Victor before any other engines get stuck in the snow. Learning Goals: being a good friend, helping others, expressing sympathy and concern for others, applying one's best efforts, resourceful thinking. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#117H] A Long Winter's Nap/The Tree Doctor * A Long Winter's Nap: Sally and Nick are so excited to go ice skating tomorrow, that they can't fall asleep! Cat's friend Boris the Bear can help! Off they go to the Gleep-sneep Woods to learn how Boris gets ready to take his long winter's nap. Back at home, Nick and Sally follow Boris' advice, and, with the help of a bedtime story from Cat, they quickly fall asleep.
    * The Tree Doctor: Sally's little maple sapling hasn't grown any bigger! To discover why, The Cat in the Hat takes the kids to meet Dr. Twiggles. With the help of the doctor and his songs, Nick and Sally discover how trees "eat" - through their leaves and roots. They also learn that trees grow verrrry slowly. A few more years and their maple sapling will grow into a maple tree!
    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 [#226H] Journey to the Subnivean Zone A miniaturized Chris and Martin get lost in a snowy field and uncover the secret underground world of the meadow vole. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#129H] The Shell Game/Heron Food Blues * The Shell Game - Nature Cat and his pals are ready to play Ronald in their five-player volleyball championship match of the world! They've been practicing all week and are so ready! There's only one problem: their fifth player, Herbert the Hermit Crab, is having a little shell trouble. His shell doesn't fit anymore and he can't play volleyball without one. Can Nature Cat and the gang find the perfect shell to protect Herbert's little crabby belly in time for the game? Or will they be forced to forfeit, making Ronald the champion?
    * Heron Food Blues - It's the annual Net-A-Fish-And-Toss-It-Back-A-Thon over at the pond! But something's not right - Nature Cat and his pals have netted exactly...no fish. Last year there were so many fish they couldn't net 'em fast enough. Where did all the fish go? The answer comes from an unlikely source - Flo the Heron, who lives at the pond and hasn't had a good fish dinner in days. Nature Cat will do whatever it takes to find some fish for Flo. Onward and fishward!
    duration 28:46   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
    Curious George [#601H] School of Dance/Curious George Sounds Off * School of Dance - Little monkeys love to dance, which is why George can't wait for Allie's dance party. When Bill announces he's leaving town because he doesn't know how to dance the box step, George creates a footsteps dance step map to help. But you can't take a dance map to a party! How will Bill keep from stepping on toes without one?
    * Curious George Sounds Off - Chef Pisghetti is distraught: his chickens won't lay any eggs! After spending a night in the chicken coop, George discovers that the chickens aren't sleeping and are too tired to lay eggs. The noisy alley is the culprit. Will George's efforts to soundproof the chicken coop with recycled materials pay off with egg-cellent results?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#124H] Super Daniel!/Play Pretend * Super Daniel!: Daniel and Grandpere are at home pretending to be superheroes when Daniel notices that Dad has forgotten to take his lunch to work with him. He and Grandpere take Dad's lunchbox to the Clock Factory and Daniel uses his imagination to have several super adventures along the way.
    * Play Pretend: Teacher Harriet shows the children a big cardboard box and asks them what they think it could be. Daniel and Miss Elaina have fun pretending the box is a space ship and a jungle boat, but O the Owl just sees a big cardboard box. With a little help from his friends, O discovers how much fun it is to pretend!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#126H] Daniel Says I'm Sorry/The Royal Mudpies * Daniel Says I'm Sorry: Daniel, Katerina and Miss Elaina are playing cars at school, until Miss Elaina accidentally upsets Daniel. Teacher Harriet helps the children learn how to apologize to a friend. Later, when Daniel accidentally upsets Katerina, he knows just what he needs to do!
    * The Royal Sand Pies: Daniel and Prince Wednesday are making sand pies in the sandbox. They decide to top off a sand pie with Prince Tuesday's royal crown, but they soon see that this wasn't such a good idea. They learn how to apologize to Prince Tuesday and make the situation better - by helping clean the crown and promising to ask first next time.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#102H] I Only Have Eyespots for You/Double Bubbles Splash sees a beautiful fish go by and instantly wants to be its friend, but whenever he tries to talk to the fish, it ignores him. He and his friends soon learn the fish has false eyespots on her back and had no idea they were trying to talk to her. / When Finny, a green dragonet, joins the group to play one day, Bubbles starts to worry that they're so similar, her friends won't need her around anymore. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#103H] Cleaner of the Kelp/How Bubbles Got Her Moves Back While playing in the kelp forest, Splash, Bubbles and Dunk meet Tidy the Garibaldi Fish, who is the self-appointed Kelp Forest Ranger. Tidy has been taking the kids' shells as they play in the forest, because he likes to keep everything clean and tidy. / Bubbles injures her fin and has trouble swimming, but still wants to move around, so she begins trying all of the methods that other creatures on the reef use to move. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4703H] Abby Helps Clear Things Up Abby helps Prince Charming calm down so he doesn't feel anxious at the Eye Doctor's office. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4707H] 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 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Super Why! [#302H] The Alphabet's Sad Day Pig should be excited to get to help his big brothers build their brick house, but he's sad because he feels like he's not really helping. To find an answer to his question of what to do, the Super Readers Jump into the book The Alphabet's Sad Day where they show the sad letters in the Alphabet just how important they are for both making sounds and making WORDS! Educational Objectives: To learn that even small things like letters and little pigs can make things when they help each other. Kids will practice the alphabet and identify the letters B, R, I, D, G, and E, and learn what the word IMPORTANT means. They'll use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash celebrates the life and music of the Man in Black with strong conviction and stunning accuracy. Garner and his band faithfully recreate Cash's biggest hits, such as Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk the Line and Ring of Fire, and incorporate historical accounts and personal anecdotes about America's most beloved singing storyteller in this not-to-be-missed musical event. The show is a fun, classy and toe-tapping trip down memory lane honoring Johnny Cash's life and music, and the boom-chicka-boom sound of his signature backing band, the Tennessee Three. duration 1:26:56  
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17355H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12124] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    History Detectives [#204Z] The First Movie Studio/Ufa Light/King Kong Camera * The First Movie Studio - Lincoln Heights, a quiet neighborhood in northeast Los Angeles, is located far from the glitz and glamour normally associated with Hollywood. But a resident of Lincoln Heights thinks the city's first motion picture studio may be located in her very own neighborhood park. Could a broken gateway once have been the grand entrance to the beginning of Hollywood history? HD travels to California - and it's lights, camera, action!
    * UFA Light - When a California man bought an antique Kaschie lighter for $50 at a flea market, he didn't realize he was buying a piece of Hollywood history. The beautiful German lighter is a collectible in itself, but the engraving may make it even more valuable: "Harry Warner" on one side and "Ufatone" on the other. Harry Warner is one of the Warner brothers of the eponymous studio that produced movies aimed at garnering support for America's entry into World War II. Ufa was Germany's largest studio and Hollywood's biggest competition. So what are the names of these competitors doing on the same lighter? And what is the connection between Harry Warner, known for his anti- fascist commitment, and a studio that became the propaganda tool of the Nazi party? HD is on the case!
    * King Kong Camera - A Washington resident owns an old movie camera he believes could have been used to film the original version of "King Kong." Released in 1933, the movie was a milestone in story-telling and special effects, and spawned several remakes, including one currently in pre-production under the direction of Peter Jackson. To investigate the camera's claim to fame, HD visits Washington State, San Francisco and Los Angeles, where they meet legendary animator Ray Harryhausen and discover the true story behind the ape with a weakness for blondes.
    duration 55:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36254] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17355H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12124] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#811H] Breads & Rolls On today's show, Martha demonstrates how to transform everyone's favorite time-tested bread recipes using alternative flours: honey-wheat Parker House rolls-a more wholesome bread-basket classic, better than store-bought whole-wheat pita bread, and bakery-quality molasses-oat bread. Amaze your family and friends with homemade, professional-looking breads and rolls. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1218H] CALA, Moss Beach Distillery, Rocker Oysterfeller's Kitchen + Saloon Find elevated Mexican cuisine at CALA's in San Francisco where you'll find sustainable fish and high-end tacos and a philanthropic mission. Meanwhile, Moss Beach Distillery in San Mateo County, offers seafood, views and otherworldly cocktails! Then it's back to the Wild Wild West at Valley Ford's Rocker Oysterfeller's Kitchen + Saloon for oysters and southern comfort food. duration 25:47   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Real Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes has been described as "the greatest detective who never lived." How has this ever-popular detective influenced modern-day crime-solving, espionage and even space travel? THE REAL SHERLOCK HOLMES reveals the hidden side of Holmes' legacy through exclusive interviews, reconstructions and memorable clips from popular. duration 1:29:01   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:30 pm
    Great Performances [#3916] Andrea Bocelli: Cinema From the internationally famous Dolby Theater in the heart of Hollywood, Andrea Bocelli pays musical tribute to the silver screen in a lush concert of beloved songs from the movies. Joined by Grammy-winning producer David Foster, the renowned tenor performs memorable favorites from blockbuster classics including The Godfather, Scent of a Woman, Dr. Zhivago, Once Upon a Time in America, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and many more. duration 1:55:58   SRND51 TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    On Story [#713H] Script to Screen: The Revenant Screenwriter Mark L. Smith discusses adapting The Revenant from book to screen and other topics. duration 26:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#109H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4304] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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    • 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

    • 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!

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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

(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.

KQED World

KQED World

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