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KQED 9: Sunday, April 30, 2017

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

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Sunday, April 30, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Motown 25 (My Music Presents) Hosted by legendary comedian Richard Pryor, this special celebrates the 25th anniversary of Motown, with reunions of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Temptations, The Four Tops and more! Unseen for over 20 years, this incredible My Music presentation comes to KQED, featuring many major Motown artists including Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves, Jr. Walker, the Commodores, and more. duration 1:58:45   STEREO
  • 2:00 am
    Bletchley Circle, The [#201H] Blood On Their Hands, Part 1 Alice Merren is in prison awaiting trial for the murder of her former Bletchley Park colleague. Jean, believing Alice is covering for someone, begins to reunite the circle to help establish the innocence of one of their own. The investigation leads to a young woman who seems to have had a relationship with the deceased and in whose home they find documents suggesting a military cover-up of a chemical spill. The women use the skills honed at Bletchley Park - and take dangerous chances - to try to exonerate Alice. Since Alice refuses to participate in her own defense, the women begin to investigate the murder. Clues found in the murdered man's house lead to Lizzie, a woman with whom he had a relationship. In Lizzie's apartment, the women find a classified military file and press clippings relating to a chemical spill. Eventually they track down Lizzie, who fears her life is in danger. Susan deduces why Alice is willing to face the death penalty. duration 55:41   STEREO TV14
  • 2:58 am
    Bletchley Circle, The [#202H] Blood On Their Hands, Part 2 Alice Merren is in prison awaiting trial for the murder of her former Bletchley Park colleague. Jean, believing Alice is covering for someone, begins to reunite the circle to help establish the innocence of one of their own. The investigation leads to a young woman who seems to have had a relationship with the deceased and in whose home they find documents suggesting a military cover-up of a chemical spill. The women use the skills honed at Bletchley Park - and take dangerous chances - to try to exonerate Alice. Alice is facing the gallows - it's a race against time to prove her innocence and save her life. Through a search of documents and confidential police information, the women believe the murder was part of a wider military cover-up. When Susan gains entry to a military hospital, she learns the truth. Meanwhile, the other women's lives are in danger. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 3:58 am
    Bletchley Circle, The [#203H] Uncustomed Goods, Part 1 Millie's import/export sideline leads to her abduction by a crime ring involved in trading perfume, cigarettes and stockings - and in human trafficking. After her release, Millie is determined to help those sold into prostitution. Millie, Jean, Lucy and Alice decide to tip off Customs and Excise to intercept a contraband shipment and catch the traffickers. Millie is abducted and taken to a seedy hotel, where she meets a young Eastern European girl who indicates that the crime ring is involved in sex trafficking. Jasper, Millie's black market partner who was caught skimming money, has also been kidnapped and badly beaten. Millie persuades Marta, the crime family matriarch, to let her take over Jasper's operation. After her release, Millie convinces Alice, Jean and Lucy that they should help the trafficked girls. The four women make a horrifying discovery. duration 55:41   STEREO TV14
  • 4:58 am
    Bletchley Circle, The [#204H] Uncustomed Goods, Part 2 Millie's import/export sideline leads to her abduction by a crime ring involved in trading perfume, cigarettes and stockings - and in human trafficking. After her release, Millie is determined to help those sold into prostitution. Millie, Jean, Lucy and Alice decide to tip off Customs and Excise to intercept a contraband shipment and catch the traffickers. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#136H] Big Cats/Fantastic Flour * Big Cats - When Sally and Nick have difficulty sneaking up on Nick's Mom to surprise her, The Cat brings them to meet some great sneaker-uppers - cats! Three big cats in particular. The kids learn to be patient from a snow leopard, speedy from a cheetah and the trick of distraction from a lion. Back in Nick's yard they sneak up on his mom and surprise her! Then Nick and Sally are surprised when the best sneaker-upper sneaks up on them - The Cat!
    * Fantastic Flour - Nick and Sally are making their "Best Ever Yummy For Your Tummy" muffins when they realize they don't have enough flour. Cat knows just where to get more - Finola's Farm! With help from Cat, Sally, Nick, and the Things, Finola harvests the wheat then shows them how to turn it into flour. Now that they have enough flour,they can finish making their muffins!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Arthur [#1201] Is That Kosher/Never Never Never Is that Kosher? - Joan Rivers lends her voice as Francine's sharp-tongued grandma, Bubba, in this episode about family traditions and communal celebration. Francine's convinced that she can fast on Yom Kippur just like her older sister. But then Arthur wins a free pizza party for all his friends for that very same day! Will Francine be able to resist? With Bubba's help, Francine learns that there's more to the special holiday than making it through a fast. Never, Never, Never - Since Grandma Thora gives D.W. so many gifts, it must mean she really loves her, right? When D.W's extra toys fall into the hands of the destructive Tibble twins, she worries that no one loves her anymore - until Arthur comes to the rescue and proves that giving gifts isn't the only way of showing you care. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#113H] Mystery of the Weird Looking Walrus Chris and Martin are on a mission to discover why walrus look so weird, but discover that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a herd to mine precious pearls for Donita Donata's fashion line. The Wild Kratts team must use the walrus features against Zach to save the creatures and return them to their Arctic domain. Science Concepts: Suction. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#120H] Date Night/Face on the Fritz * Date Night - When Jet realizes that it's the anniversary of Carrot and Celery's first date, he wants to recreate that first picnic they had on one of Bortron 7's moons. The kids all get involved to help create the perfect date night. Curriculum: It's hard to have a picnic anywhere in the Solar System besides Earth - here we're not too near or too far from the Sun, so the temperature is just right, plus we have liquid oceans and a breathable atmosphre. Anywhere else, you'd definitely have a hard time enjoying a picnic outdoors.
    * Face on the Fritz - When the kids are trying to build a new pet house for Sunspot and FACE 9000 gives them mixed-up directions, they learn that it is time for FACE 9000 to get upgraded. In the meantime FACE 9000's "substitute," the "DATA-BOX," is an old Earth computer from the early 1980s. The kids need to learn how to give instructions in the way computers understand, putting them in charge of using technology in an active way. When FACE 9000 comes back, they have learned to appreciate him, as well as to be more independent thinkers.Curriculum: Technology has advanced greatly since the days of the giant computers that guided man to the moon in 1969. However, even though technology is very useful, it is still a tool, not an end in itself, and people still need to know how to monitor and program it.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#138H] Return to Mighty Mountain/Welcome to the Vernal Pond Return To Mighty Mountain - There is no giving up for Nature Cat and his pals. After failing to reach the peak of the Mighty Mountains, they are going to try to hike all the way up again! But this time, they have a surprise: help from an unlikely, yet extremely experienced, mountain climber to guide them - Granny Bunny! Welcome to the Vernal Pond - While playing in the woods, Nature Cat and his pals come across Fern, a spotted salamander who just so happens to be pregnant, and ready to have her babies! But she needs help getting to the safest spot in the woods to have her babies, the vernal pond. Nature Cat knows these woods like the back of his hand, and he has never heard of or seen the vernal pond. Fern cannot wait to show them why! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#119] The Truth About George Burgers/Curious George in the Dark * The Truth About George Burgers: George accidentally loses a batch of Chef Pisghetti's newest creation: Giardino Burgers. And they need to be delivered to the Fireman's Picnic right away. Can George save the day by re-creating the Chef's recipe?
    * Curious George in the Dark: Most of the time,George isn't afraid of the dark, but when he explores a mysterious cave, he decides that sometimes the dark can be a little scary. It doesn't get any better when a thunderstorm knocks the power out and the country house is in the dark. But with the help of his trusty flashlight, George conquers his fears and even shows Jumpy how to have some fun with shadows.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#219H] Sharing at the Library/Daniel Shares with Margaret * Sharing at the Library - Daniel is at the library to check out a new book. Just as he spots the book he wants, O the Owl reaches for the same one! Who knew that sharing a book with a friend could be even more fun than reading it alone?
    * Daniel Shares with Margaret - Daniel gets a special sticker book from Grandpere, but Margaret wants to play with the stickers, too. Daniel learns that while sharing can make things more fun, there are also some things you don't have to share. Strategy: Sharing with you is fun for me, too.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#220H] Prince Wednesday's Happy Birthday/Daniel's Happy Song * Prince Wednesday's Happy Birthday - Happy Birthday, Prince Wednesday! Daniel heads to the castle for Prince Wednesday's birthday party, and feels happy to be with his friends, play games and eat royally yummy birthday cake.
    * Daniel's Happy Song - Daniel is so happy because his friends are coming over to play! As they play with their stuffies, Daniel teaches his friends his happy song - and they all sing along! Strategy: This is my happy song, and I could sing it all day long.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking [#204H] Rancho Bella Sante Pete Evans travels to the southern mountains of Temecula, California where he is joined by chefs Susan Feninger and Mary Sue Miliken of Santa Monica's famous Border Grill. Together they create a Latin inspired feast that features delectable avocadoes. First stop on today's adventure, the Santa Monica Farmers Market, which is one of the largest grower-only markets in the nation. Here the group picks up lamb and other ingredients for the feast. Next stop, Temecula where Susan, Mary Sue and Pete pick avocadoes right off the tree. Tonight's homage to the avocado includes heirloom bean tostada with herbs and crispy avocados and a lamb paddy with avocado relish. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#301] Martha Stewart, Part 1 of 2 Martha Stewart, a magazine editor, star of her own television show and author of the popular "Weddings" book joins Julia to bake one grand and glorious three-tiered wedding cake. Martha prepares the batter and bakes each layer in graduated diamond-shaped cake forms. While the cake bakes, and then chills, Martha creates a variety of delicately realistic and delicious marzipan fruits, right down to the little stems and leaves. She also makes and chills enough vanilla rum buttercream to ice the entire cake. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Simply Ming [#1411H] Gunnar Hvarnes Ming takes off for Norway to explore its rich culture, beautiful landscape - and their fresh-from-the-sea fish dishes. Meeting up with chef Gunnar Hvarnes, the two men toast martini's before getting down to business - creating two delicious Cod dishes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Mind of A Chef, The [#514H] Best Of: Birds This "best of" episode opens the birdcage on some familiar (and not so familiar) poultry dishes. Chinese chicken noodle soup and chicken and dumplings make an appearance, but stuffed Faroe Island puffin and duck on a string get screen time as well. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1702H] Two Modern Stews Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate Portuguese-style beef stew. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of prepared pesto. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews the worst gadgets of the year. Finally, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to making the best quinoa and vegetable stew. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Cook's Country [#803H] A Hearty Fall Dinner Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make skillet roast chicken and potatoes at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of brown mustard. Then, Chris shares a test kitchen tip for aerating wine. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Brussels sprout salad. And finally, Chris teaches a cooking class all about secret ingredient biscuits. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1203H] Farmhouse Kitchen, OVO Tavern & Eatery, Anatolian Kitchen Whimsical Thai decor juxtaposes the hip take on flavorful Northern Thai street food at Farmhouse Kitchen in San Francisco. Next, take a load off at the lively neighborhood sports bar called OVO Tavern and Eatery in Oakland. Finally, experience Kurdish culture, cuisine and wine in Palo Alto at Anatolian Kitchen. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke [#211H] Smokehouse Cocktail Party You've sourced and seasoned your meat. You awoke early to fire up your smoker. What better way to celebrate than with a smokehouse cocktail party? We've got a big- flavored international menu for you, including grilled sangria, Danish smoked shrimp, Australian lemon-sesame chicken wings, and an eye-popping Project Smoke cheesesteak. **Lemon-sesame chicken wings; Danish smoked shrimp; Grilled sangria; The Project Smoke "cheesesteak". duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#506H] Coconut Let Martha transport you to the tropics with four coconut-themed desserts: delicate coconut-lemon cake; chewy, crispy coconut cookies; coconut crunch cake; and frozen coconut and roasted pineapple cake with Nobu 57's pastry chef, Michelle Goldsmith. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#222H] Seafood Tricks Little tricks make life in the kitchen so much easier, and Jacques is always ready with tips to simplify or speed up a task. Here he pops clams into the freezer for a few minutes to make opening them a breeze for his Baked Clams Madison. Jacques suggests cod as the perfect choice for those who hesitate to cook fish. It stays moist through cooking and, when topped with an olive crust in Cod In Olive-Tomato Crust, it packs a lot of flavor. Skillet Broccoli Bits make a great pairing with the fish. Finally, warm hazelnut-chocolate spread is mixed with ice cream to form the sauce in Mango with Nutella Sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#604H] Honey Be Good It's a well-known fact that honeybees are a precious resource for pollinating the food we eat, but they are mysteriously dying off. Sara joins a beekeeper in Savannah, Georgia to discover the secrets of bees and beekeeping. Then they make a honey centered dish that's pure Georgia - rosemary honey and Georgia peach chutney burgers. Next, she travels to Napa, California to gather ingredients at a farm and cook with chef Joey Altman. His grilled duck breast with honey roasted carrots, farro-herb salad and cider jus is easier than it sounds, and delicious as well. Recipes: Rosemary honey and Georgia peach chutney burgers, Grilled duck breast, honey roasted carrots, farro-herb salad and cider jus. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#302H] Highlights of Castile: Toledo and Salamanca Castile sparkles with Roman Segovia, walled Avila, student-filled Salamanca, and holy Toledo! We marvel at El Greco, pop some explosive pickles, and ramble Spain's most awe-inspiring medieval walls. Then, just for fun, we drop in on a bachelorette party with local troubadours, slice and savor tasty jamon, stroll with the crowd, and grab a front-row seat to enjoy Europe's most enchanting square. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#2113H] Virginia Beach, Hour One Journey to Virginia Beach for vintage finds both local and global, including a John Wayne mug collection, ca. 1960, a 1977 Frank McCarthy On the Owl Hoot Trail oil and 1943-1944 Albert Einstein letters. Which is appraised for up to $100,000? duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#428H] KQED Newsroom examines the state of the nation and California at the end of the first 100 days of the Trump administration. duration 29:00   STEREO
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#688H] Human Elephant Conflict: Can drones help wildlife managers in Tanzania keep elephants away from people? In the Serengeti region of Tanzania, elephants routinely graze on farmers' crops, which can destroy their livelihood, but when those farmers try to protect their fields they can risk being trampled to death and sometimes kill the elephants in self-defense. A group of researchers is experimenting with a novel technique -- remote-controlled drones -- to reduce human-elephant conflict. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay traveled to Tanzania to see what's being done to protect both the elephants and the people who live among them. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Japanese American Lives [#102H] Don't Lose Your Soul/Honor & Sacrifice "Don't Lose Your Soul" by Jim Choi and Chihiro Wimbush - This documentary is an intimate portrait of Asian American musical legends bassist Mark Izu and Grammy-nominated drummer Anthony Brown, two founders of the Asian American Jazz Movement. Both have been revered throughout the Asian American community both as artists and community activities since the 1960's.
    "Honor & Sacrifice" by Lucy Ostrander - "Honor & Sacrifice" tells the complex story of a Japanese immigrant family ripped apart by WWII. The Matsumoto family included five sons; two who fought for the Americans and three who fought for the Japanese. The eldest, Hiroshi (Roy), became a hero, fighting against the Japanese with Merrill's Marauders, an American guerrilla unit in Burma.
    duration 56:17   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Rick Steves Special [#108H] Luther and the Reformation In 1510, a young monk from Germany named Martin Luther walked 700 miles to Rome on a pilgrimage. He returned home disillusioned, and in 1517, raised 95 difficult theological questions at the university where he taught - and kicked off what became the Protestant Reformation. By questioning corrupt Catholic Church practices, Luther unleashed a torrent of public frustration and undercut the power of the Church.
    In this special, travel expert Rick Steves sheds light on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by visiting key sites (including Erfurt, Wittenberg and Rome), and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe, from indulgences to iconoclasts, and from the printing press to the Counter-Reformation. It's a story of power, rebellion and faith that precipitated change in Europe and Christianity forever, and contributed to the birth of our modern world.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Call The Midwife [#605#] Nonnatus House welcomes a new recruit, Nurse Valerie Dyer. A vulnerable young man captures the hearts of Fred and Violet, while the whereabouts of Sister Mary Cynthia causes distress among the team. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 9:00 pm
    Home Fires Season 2 On Masterpiece [#4716H] Steph risks losing the farm. Sarah finds herself in a dangerous situation, while Teresa has a big decision to make. Alison discovers the real reason behind the parachute accidents - but can she warn Frances before it's too late? duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:59 pm
    Wolf Hall On Masterpiece [#4561H] Episode Five With Anne pregnant again and away from court, Henry begins to take notice of Jane Seymour. Anne hears of this and threatens Cromwell to make terms with her before her son is born. But has she overplayed her cards? duration 1:03:11   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:03 pm
    Queen & Country [#104H] Traveller The queen is head of the 16 realms that make up the Commonwealth. In Perth, Western Australia, Queen Elizabeth is on tour before opening the Heads of Government Meeting, which is especially important for the monarchy. The Commonwealth countries are being asked to change the rules of succession so that a first-born girl may inherit the crown. If it's approved, it will be the single biggest change to the monarchy for centuries. At the age of 85, the queen remains undaunted by long-haul travel -- as this program shows. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#4206H] Natalia Lafourcade/Grupo Fantasma Enjoy the contemporary Latin sounds of Natalia Lafourcade and Grupo Fantasma. Mexican superstar Lafourcade performs songs from her Grammy-winning album Hasta la Ruiz and powerhouse Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma dazzle with irresistible grooves. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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      (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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