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KQED 9: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
  • 12:00 am
    History Detectives [#806H] Korean War Letter, Diana, Lookout Mt. Painting Rhonda Bradley never met her father. He's still listed Missing in Action from the Korean War. In a letter dated 1953, her father mentioned a man he said saved his life. Eduardo Pagan researches the "Korean War Letter" to find the man Rhonda believes is a hero.
    Then Tukufu Zuberi searches for the author of Diana: A Strange Biography. Could "Diana" be groundbreaking literature as the first widely published and true lesbian autobiography?
    Then, Wes Cowan digs into the mystery of the "Lookout Mt. Painting," depicting a Civil War battle. How did the artist of this painting end up in prison at the Rock Island Arsenal?
    duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1802H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#306H] Stella Alpina Osteria, Bette's Oceanview Diner, Chou Chou Fresh, local, Northern Italian-flavors mark this subterranean osteria as our first stop. Next, a diner that's been serving breakfast and lunch for more than 20 years. Finally, we cross the Atlantic again for a visit to a French bistro with a host brimming with personality. duration 26:08   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Antiques Roadshow [#2202H] Harrisburg, Hour Two Travel to Harrisburg for finds including a Charles "Heinie" Wagner Red Sox archive, Carl Schweninger oil, "The Artist's Studio," ca. 1850, and a 1975 "Yellow Submarine" jacket made for Karen Carpenter. Can you guess which is appraised for $300,000? duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1906H] I Am Not Your Negro Watch a film that envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a revolutionary and personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    African American Museum It was an emotional affair as the Smithsonian's African American Museum of History and Culture finally opened to the public on September 24, 2016. President Obama gave a lengthy heart-felt speech praising the long fought for and long awaited space that has been 100 years in the making. Countless celebrities including Oprah, Will Smith, and Angela Basset christened the building with inspirational words. Patti Labelle and Stevie Wonder came to mesmerize the crowd with beautiful performances. The film's host, former WNBC-TV Anchor and Correspondent Carol Jenkins, also speaks to several key players who were instrumental in taking the museum from conception to reality. Early in the film, viewers will hear from Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the museum. He talks about the racism he faced as a child, which led him to pursue a career as a historian. Bunch tells Jenkins that it is his hope that the African American Museum of History and Culture becomes a place that sparks conversation about racism in America and is a catalyst for healing and reconciliation. This special also pays special attention to one of the most fascinating details of the museum: the actual building itself. Dr. Mabel Wilson, Professor of Architecture and African American Studies at Columbia University and one of few black women who is tenured in the field of architecture, sits down with Jenkins to discuss her authorized book on the museum titled Begin With The Past. She explains the important details of the building's facade-a "beautiful bronze colored, three tiered lantern." According to Wilson, it's meant to invoke the craft of cast iron railings and gates that black craftspeople, both freed and enslaved, created in many parts of the south. The building's three-tiered design, fashioned by renowned British Ghanaian Architect David Adjaye, was modeled after wooden sculptures found in Yoruba shrines in Nigeria. This film also touches on the placement of the museum on the National Mall. This is symbolic to the African American experience throughout our history - from early slave auctions in the area, the March On Washington For Jobs and Freedom in 1963, the Million Man March in 1995, and the inauguration of the first African American president in 2009. The film also takes you inside the museum to see precious items like Michael Jackson's performance wear, James Baldwin's passport, and collectibles from several other contemporary artists including Whitney Houston and En Vogue. Overall, this special captures the details, ingenuity, and the history surrounding the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Viewers will learn more about what went into creating the space that some are calling a gift to the country and a dream come true. duration 58:09   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    The Lowertown Line. [#128H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#401H] Liturgusa Krattorum The Kratt Bros. are hanging out with Shadow, the Black jaguar cub, when they receive news that a scientist has just named a newly discovered praying mantis species after them - Liturgusa krattorum. It's time to celebrate. But Zach Varmitech, Donita Donata and Chef Gaston Gourmand are not happy. They feel the species should have been named after them. So they hatch a plan to capture all the Liturgusa krattorum. It's now up to the Wild Kratts to rescue their namesake and return them safely to their jungle home. Science Concept : Taxonomy and classification. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#402H] Panda Power Up! While checking out the endangered Giant panda, the Wild Kratts gets stranded in the bamboo forests of China without power to any of their vehicles or equipment. They must figure out how to 'power up' in time to help save the pandas, who are being turned into roboticized stuffed toys by the nefarious villain, Zach Varmitech. An 'ancient panda secret' just might lead to the creature power that will restart their engines and save the pandas. Science Concept: Alternative energy. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 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
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#201H] Jumping on the Moon/Sneezy Riders * Jumping on the Moon - Nick and Sally are trying to jump high enough to touch the moon, but "what goes up must come down" says the Cat. That's gravity! And to show them just what gravity is, that means a trip to the moon! That's where they meet Astronaut Audrey who takes them for a space walk to learn all about gravity.
    * Sneezy Riders - Sally and Nick are playing hide and seek, but Nick keeps sneezing! How can they stop it from happening? Good thing Cat's friend Cluey Looey will be able to help them! At Muddyfeet Waterhole they discover that Louie is having the same problem! Nothing a trip inside Louie's nose can't solve! Inside a super shrunken Thingamajigger, Nick, Sally and Cat discover what causes sneezing and what they can do to avoid it from happening!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#116H] Mud Love/Call It A Night * Mud Love - To bring Hal's dream of Mud Appreciation Day to fruition, all his pals must lend a muddy hand, collecting different kinds of mud and setting up for the super fun and super messy celebration. But there is one slight problem, Nature Cat doesn't like mud and really wants no part of any of it!
    * Call It a Night - While playing flashlight tag at night, Nature Cat's hat falls off his head onto the ground, and then surprises everyone by scattering off into the dark night! An already scared Nature Cat is now sad, worried that he will never wear his beloved Nature Cat hat again! They'll never be able to find it, it's so dark! Squeeks comes to the rescue with a great idea: to act like other nighttime animals and use some of their other senses to find it.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#203] Up A Tree/Curious George and the Trash * Up A Tree: When George tires of table manners and house rules, he decides to build a tree house in the country yard - a nest of his own where using his feet to eat corn on the cob and to paint on the walls would be perfectly acceptable. Armed with his Handy Monkey Tool Set, George gathers as many building materials as possible. But he quickly learns that creating a house from scratch just might take more than a pile of plywood and a handful of nails. What he needs is a design plan to make this work - and forgiveness for accidentally stealing supplies from Quint's dock and Mrs. Renkin's chicken coop!
    * Curious George and the Trash: Just as he is preparing to have his new driver's license photo taken, The Man with the Yellow Hat suddenly finds himself hatless - thanks to George, who accidentally crushes it. After dropping the hat off at the dry-cleaner to have it fixed, The Man asks George to wait at home for it to be delivered while he goes on a neighborhood jog. But when the hat arrives, George mistakes it for a look-a-like garbage box and tosses it down the trash chute. George's desperate attempt to recover his friend's most prized possession leads the monkey on a race through the labyrinth of the city's garbage system.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Curious George [#204] Curious George Gets All Keyed Up/Gutter Monkey * Curious George gets All Keyed Up: Betsy prepares to play the xylophone at a school concert one evening, and George, who has always been mesmerized by Betsy's music, volunteers to deliver the xylophone to Betsy's school while she goes to the beautician that afternoon. Betsy's brother Steve also promises to help, but when he becomes distracted by his videogame, they lose track of time and have to get the xylophone out the door very quickly. So George and Steve take all the keys out in a hurry - and when George gets to the school he realizes that he's forgotten what order they go in! Will George be able to fix the xylophone, or will Betsy's beautiful tunes become suddenly and horribly "out of key"? * Gutter Monkey: It's bowling night! George cheers on The Man with the Yellow Hat and then tries to get the ball rolling himself. But when George rolls, it's always a gutter ball. Back at home, George polishes the Man's bowling ball before the big tournament and it looks so good he decides to test it out on the curvy front lawn - but all of those ruts and hills can sure ruin a monkey's game! And things don't exactly look up, er, straight, when George takes it inside and discovers that a smooth surface in the dining room can spell trouble for the plates in the china cabinet. Will George be able to get the ball under control and to the bowling alley in time for the Man's competition? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#223H] Daniel and Margaret Visit the Farm/Fireflies and Fireworks * Daniel and Margaret Visit the Farm - Daniel heads to the Neighborhood Farm where Chrissie is riding a horse. When Chrissie encourages Daniel to take a turn, Daniel is nervous about riding a horse for the very first time. He soon learns that having a friendly hand to hold can help you face your fears!
    * Fireflies and Fireworks - Daniel and his family are enjoying a picnic in the backyard when they get some unexpected visitors - fireflies! Margaret gets scared, but big brother Daniel is there to hold her hand during this new experience. Later, there is a fireworks show and it's Daniel who needs a helping hand for this new experience. Strategy: When something is new, holding a hand can help you.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#210H] A Storm in the Neighborhood/After The Neighborhood Storm * The Neighborhood Storm - There's a big storm coming to the Neighborhood. Daniel and his friends are a little frightened at first, but the grown up's have a plan to keep everyone safe.
    * After the Neighborhood Storm - The big storm that came through the Neighborhood has passed. But now everything looks different, with leaves all over, trees knocked down and window shutters fallen - it's a scary thing for Daniel and his friends to see. But they are comforted to know that everyone is safe and there are helpers everywhere, coming together to fix the Neighborhood. Strategy: Take a grown-up's hand, follow the plan, and you'll be safe.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#123H] 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 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4708H] Snuffys Dance Zoe choreographs a ballet & the dancers have to work together to figure out how to make Snuffy fly through the air duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Super Why! [#317H] Mathis' Book of Why Pig and Princess are scanning the sky for rainbows, but they can't find any and they don't know why. This is a super big problem and to solve it The Super Readers jump into the book Mathis' Book of Why. There they meet Mathis, a curious kid who loves to ask WHY? He introduces them to a singing cloud, sun, and rainbow they can ask WHY? for themselves and find the answer. Educational Objectives: To learn to look for answers in books. Kids will play with the alphabet and identify the letters J, E, and T. They'll use the power to read to choose just the right word to change the story and save the day. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#405H] Nest Swap/The Herd Is The Word * "Nest Swap" - The Pteranodon Family decides to take a little vacation and swap nests with Larry's friends: a family of pterosaurs (Nemicolopterus, to be exact). But when the Pteranodon Family arrives at the Nemicolopterus nest, they realize that the Nemicolopterus Family is much smaller than them, so everything is smaller: the Pteranodon Family doesn't even fit in their nest! Can the family make do, try something new, and still have a good time? Educational Objectives: The Nemicolopterous was a small, toothless pterosaur that lived in the forests of the early cretaceous. Pterosaur diversity included a range in body size, head and body shape, presence and absence of teeth, long tails, preferred habitat, and preferred diet.. * "The Herd is the Word" - Tank Triceratops is really excited to show Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, and Don his favorite picnic spot, but when they arrive, the spot is overrun with a whole herd of Triceratops. Tank and the kids try to find another place with a little more privacy (and a lot less Triceratopses), but no matter where they go, the herd follows them. Will Tank be able to find a quiet spot without the herd, or does the herd have a good reason for following Tank around? Educational Objectives: Big-bodied herbivores often form large groups,or "herds," and do so as a strategy to detect and deter predators. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Peg + Cat [#214H] The Peanut Problem/More Adventures of Robin Hood The Peanut Problem - George Washington Carver's Laboratory. George Washington Carver will have a total of one hundred peanut-based inventions - if Peg and Cat can catch the tiny tricksters who keep swiping them. Primary Content: Counting in the 90s Secondary Content: Counting by 10s.
    More Adventures of Robin Hood - Sherwood Forest / The Tree / Peg's Neighborhood / The Delaware River / Ancient Egypt. When a greedy Pig shows up next door, Peg and Cat summon Robin Hood to their neighborhood. Primary Content: Greater than, less than Secondary Content: Seconds and minutes.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4708H] Snuffys Dance Zoe choreographs a ballet & the dancers have to work together to figure out how to make Snuffy fly through the air duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#123H] 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 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Curious George [#203] Up A Tree/Curious George and the Trash * Up A Tree: When George tires of table manners and house rules, he decides to build a tree house in the country yard - a nest of his own where using his feet to eat corn on the cob and to paint on the walls would be perfectly acceptable. Armed with his Handy Monkey Tool Set, George gathers as many building materials as possible. But he quickly learns that creating a house from scratch just might take more than a pile of plywood and a handful of nails. What he needs is a design plan to make this work - and forgiveness for accidentally stealing supplies from Quint's dock and Mrs. Renkin's chicken coop!
    * Curious George and the Trash: Just as he is preparing to have his new driver's license photo taken, The Man with the Yellow Hat suddenly finds himself hatless - thanks to George, who accidentally crushes it. After dropping the hat off at the dry-cleaner to have it fixed, The Man asks George to wait at home for it to be delivered while he goes on a neighborhood jog. But when the hat arrives, George mistakes it for a look-a-like garbage box and tosses it down the trash chute. George's desperate attempt to recover his friend's most prized possession leads the monkey on a race through the labyrinth of the city's garbage system.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17016H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12142H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    History Detectives [#807H] St. Valentine's Day Massacre, George Washington Miniature, Stalag 17 Two generations of prominent Chicago families say this 12-gauge shotgun played a role in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Can HD confirm their story?
    Then, combing through documents in one of Manhattan's first taverns, a man finds a miniature painting of George Washington's profile. Why is this find much more than a piece of art?
    And, 65 years ago a fellow prisoner sketched George Silva's portrait from inside a WWII German prisoner camp. George wants to find out what happened to the artist. His search leads to a moving meeting.
    (These 3 encore segments first aired as part of 3 different episodes in 2009.)
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#37012H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17016H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12142H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Chef's Life [#105H] Tomatoes....You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey Mary Vaughn shows Chef Vivian the old-timey way to can tomatoes. Vivian prepares for a Southern Foodways Alliance luncheon at the restaurant where food enthusiasts from around the country are coming to study BBQ, and Vivian plans to serve them the "ultimate tomato sandwich." duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#309H] Chez Maman, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Kirala With a counter and 2 tables inside, and 3 tables outside, our first place is small - small, but with lots of French bistro and American fare. Space is not an issue at the next venue - with the Ocean right outside, it serves up a varied menu. Finally, a Japanese place where sushi and a Robata grill are the main features. duration 26:17   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    In Their Own Words [#101H] Queen Elizabeth II Follow Queen Elizabeth II's remarkable life, from her youth to her uncle's abdication, her father's coronation as King George VI, her experience during World War II, her sudden ascension to the throne and her eventful reign of more than 60 years. duration 55:33   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 9:00 pm
    The Secret of Tuxedo Park: American Experience [#3002H] Explore the life of the unknown Wall Street tycoon, Alfred Lee Loomis, who led a double life as a scientist and whose secret lab in upstate New York helped develop the radar technology that would alter the course of history in World War II. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Frontline [#3311H] Rape on the Night Shift Investigate the sexual abuse of undocumented women in the service industry. This film examines allegations of abuse across the janitorial industry, and how the government, law enforcement and companies fall short in dealing with the problem. duration 56:46   STEREO TVM
  • 11:00 pm
    Front and Center [#802H] CMA Songwriters Series Presents: Luke Combs and Kane Brow In this double episode, rising country star Kane Brown and newcomer Luke Combs perform in Nashville at the Franklin Theatre. Brown is joined by top tunesmiths Tom Douglas and Josh Hoge. Additionally, Combs is joined by hit songwriters Thomas Archer, Ray Fulcher, and Rob Williford, all of whom had a hand in writing on Combs' This One's For You. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    History Detectives [#807H] St. Valentine's Day Massacre, George Washington Miniature, Stalag 17 Two generations of prominent Chicago families say this 12-gauge shotgun played a role in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Can HD confirm their story?
    Then, combing through documents in one of Manhattan's first taverns, a man finds a miniature painting of George Washington's profile. Why is this find much more than a piece of art?
    And, 65 years ago a fellow prisoner sketched George Silva's portrait from inside a WWII German prisoner camp. George wants to find out what happened to the artist. His search leads to a moving meeting.
    (These 3 encore segments first aired as part of 3 different episodes in 2009.)
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
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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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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
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54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
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Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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