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KQED 9: Friday, May 12, 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, May 12, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23104] (original broadcast date: 5/11/17)
    * we continue our coverage of the firing of FBI Director James Comey, with Robert Costa of The Washington Post
    * Admiral William H. McRaven, who is now the chancellor of the University of Texas system. He introduces his new book, "Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life - and Maybe the World"
    * a conversation and performance from Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton. His new album is "From a Room: Volume 1."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Baking with Julia [#204] Danielle Forestier, Oakland CA Master baker Danielle Forestier shows Julia how to make the classic French baguette. Using the traditional yet simple recipe of flour, water, salt and yeast and terra cotta baking tiles, Danielle demonstrates how this traditional French bread can be made at home. duration 24:55   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1205H] Miss Ollie's, Mama Papa Lithuania Restaurant, Bar Crudo We meet a chef inspired by her childhood in Barbados who serves up Caribbean flavors at Miss Ollie's in Oakland. Next, we step into a fairytale fit for the Brothers Grimm with Eastern European furnishings, fixtures and flavors at Mama Papa Lithuania Restaurant in Alameda. Lastly, we lighten things up and end with bright, clean flavors fresh from the ocean at Bar Crudo in San Francisco. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Inspector Lynley Mysteries [#102Z] Payment In Blood Lynley and Havers travel to the Highlands of Scotland, where an eminent playwright has been murdered. The suspects are glamorous stars of the film and theatre world, who have been rehearsing their new play in impresario Sir Stuart Stinhurst's remote country pile. Guest stars included Ronald Pickup as Sir Stuart Sinhurst, Jonathan Firth as Rhys Davies Jones, Camilla Power as Joanna Sydeham, and Lesley Vickerage as Helen Clyde. duration 1:31:32   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:34 am
    Vera [#201Z] Ghost Position Vera is reunited - under tragic circumstances - with her first ever sergeant, Stuart Macken. When his house is fire bombed, Stuart is left badly burned while his 18-year-old daughter, Stella, fights for her life in intensive care. Vera is shocked to see that Stuart is a shadow of the man she knew 20 years before and, when her investigation leads her into unpleasant revelations about his personal life, she is faced with long buried memories of her own. Vera, battling through grief for her former colleague and friend, is determined to track down the assailant and discover why someone would attempt to kill Stuart and Stella. Does the answer lie in the steep downturn Stuart's personal and professional life has taken? With Stella in a coma, Vera and Joe pick their way through her former sergeant's recent history and uncover his broken family and the destruction caused by his inability to let them go. Soon they are hot on the trail of a suspect, but a dramatic discovery turns the case on its head, revealing the heart of these catastrophic and heartbreaking events. duration 1:28:59   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:03 am
    Reel South [#212H] Shake 'Em On Down: The Blues According to Fred McDowell By Joe York and Scott Barretta. Through interviews and never-before-seen footage, delight in the story of Mississippi sharecropper of Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues, who was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959, traveled to Europe with the Rolling Stones in the mid-1960s, mentored Bonnie Raitt, and influenced the music of many others including RL Burnside, Taj Mahal and the North Mississippi All Stars. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#209H] Little Lemmings/Keep The Beat * Little Lemmings - It's cold outside, but Nick and Sally want to keep playing. Is there a way to stay warm out in the cold? Cat's friend Lars the Lemming will know! He lives in the Wundra-Bundra-Tundra. It's cold out, but with Lars' fur coat, he doesn't even notice! They help Lars find a new home, one where there's more food for him and his family and they discover that he uses the snow to help keep him warm! Back at home the kids wear two winter coats to help them keep warm. But what's even warmer than that, hot chocolate
    * Keep the Beat - Nick and Sally have been running around the backyard and now their chests are thumpity thumping! The Cat explains that that is their hearts boom boom booming! But why? wonders Sally. A visit to Dr. Giggles will answer that question. By shrinking down super small, they follow Dr. Giggles' directions to follow the path that blood takes, learning about how the heart is a pump. They watch Thing 2's heart beat faster when he runs, and slows down when he stops. With all this running around, their bodies are now making another sound - rumbling tummies!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Arthur [#802] Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain/Thanks A lot, Binky * Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain - Fern can't wait to climb Moose Mountain so that she can have exciting adventures like Zutzut, the famous comic-book hero! But Francine is assigned to be her hiking buddy and the two girls fight all the way up the trail. Will Fern and Francine be able to work together and weather some unexpected challenges?
    * Thanks a Lot, Binky - Binky decides to become "No More Mr. Nice Guy" after not getting thanked for saving Rattles from a dangerous stunt. After all, if he's not going to be appreciated, why bother doing any good deeds? But then one day he's shown what life would be like without any acts of kindness ...
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#404H] Pangolin Rescue After discovering a pangolin and its amazingly unique keratin scales, the Wild Kratts receive an alert from two Wild Kratt kids in China. The pangolins in their forest are in trouble! The gang responds, uncovering Chef Gourmand Gaston's latest plan to make Smoothies using pangolin scales. The Wild Kratts must tap into the real power of the pangolin's scales - as an incredible defense - to rescue this little-known creature. Science Concept: Specialization for Defence. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#107] Mission to the Moon/Mindy's Moon Bounce House "Mission to the Moon" - Sean tells Jet, Sydney, and Mindy about the Apollo 11 mission, and the kids decide to do a real-life reenactment of man's first mission landing on the Moon! Curriculum: The first manned mission to the Moon took place on July 20, 1969, and the first two humans on the Moon were Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. The astronauts were launched from a Saturn V rocket on the Apollo 11 mission. "Mindy's Moon Bounce House" - Jet gives a special birthday gift to Mindy that allows her to defy gravity. She has so much fun hovering above everyone, the others have to convince her to come back to Earth in time for her party. Curriculum: Gravity is a natural phenomenon by which all physical bodies attract one another. Gravity gives weight to physical objects and causes them to fall towards the ground when dropped. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#118H] Woodpecker Picks A Place/Here Comes The Sun * Woodpecker Picks a Place - Nature Cat's band practice keeps getting interrupted by a loud knocking on Hal's doghouse. Upon investigating, the gang finds a woodpecker pecking away at Hal's roof! In trying to stop the woodpecker to save Hal's roof, and allow them to get back to band practice, the gang finds out more about woodpeckers and what exactly this one is looking for.
    * Here Comes the Sun - Tally ho! Today Nature Cat leads his pals on an amazing adventure, to go see the Golden Sunstone! All is going well on the trek over until Nature Cat accidentally breaks the compass! Uh oh, now how are they going to tell which direction to go in? As Nature Cat panics, Squeeks, Daisy and Hal find other ways to determine which direction to go and save the day!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#510H] Mother's Day Surprise/Jungle Gym * Mother's Day Surprise - It's Mother's Day and Marco wants to surprise his mami with a party! George is excited to help Marco make a pinata and other festive decorations while Cecilia and the Man with the Yellow Hat prepare some of Maritza's favorite food. But when they see her arriving early, will the crew be able to pull it together in time to make this one mother's day she'll never forget?
    * Jungle Gym - George, Allie, and Bill really flip for flips when they join a gymnastics class and then flip-out when they realize the class is only once a week! But George has an idea-build their own backyard gym so they can practice every day. Will an inventive monkey, a determined little girl, and a can-do boy be able to carry it off and impress their teacher at the next class?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Tiger Family Trip It's time for a family road trip to see Grandpere! Join the Tiger Family as they sing and play games, enjoy a dinosaur themed playground, and explore a butterfly garden on their way to Grandpere's house. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#113H] The Kelp Needs Help/Mountain of Fire After putting some Asterina starfish in the Kelp Forest where they don't belong, Splash, Ripple, and Tidy must get rid of them before the starfish eat all of the kelp. / Dunk, Bubbles, and Ripple don't believe Splash when he tells them about a mountain that spits out fire that can be found in the water really far down in the deep. To solve this mystery, the kids find Lu, who takes them into the deep to find a submarine volcano. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4618H] A Very Cookie Mothers Day Cookie Monster wants to give his mom the perfect Mother's Day gift, but first he needs to learn how to control himself from eating it. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Smart Cookies, and Elmo's World-family. Brought to you by the letter M and the number 19. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Dinosaur Train [#112H] One Small Dinosaur/T. Rex Migration * One Small Dinosaur - Mrs. Pteranodon takes Buddy and Tiny to visit a Mikey Microraptor, one of the smallest of dinosaurs ever. Tiny is annoyed that Mikey is even smaller than she is, but Mikey looks up to Tiny as a role model.
    * T. rex Migration - Buddy and Tiny go to visit their friend Annie Tyrannosaurus and discover she isn't home, so they follow clues and find her on a migration with her family.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Peg + Cat [#109] The Honey Problem/The Penguin Problem The Honey Problem - Peg's Pizza Place. The 3 Bees will produce honey for Peg and Cat's super-popular honey cake - but only if Peg and Cat will dance for the Bees in a certain pattern! Primary Content: Weight. The Penguin Problem - The South Pole. Peg and Cat coach a team of skiing penguins, who would have a shot at the Olympic gold medal if only they knew "over," "under," and "in between." Primary Content: Over, under, in between; Secondary Content: Balance. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Super Why! [#111Z] Little Miss Muffet Poor Red wants nothing more than to play with Little Boy Blue, but he keeps running away! The Super Readers venture into the tale of Miss Muffet and meet a spider who is frightening his friend right off her tuffet! The Super Readers help Spider find a better way to approach Miss Muffet, and everyone learns that curds and whey taste better when shared with someone special. Educational Objectives: To learn how to treat a friend, follow the alphabet, practice spelling and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#906H] A Friend In Need The Monster of Brendamdocks - Percy is at Brendam Docks to pick up new table and chairs for Dowager Hatt's house. The boat is late so Percy has to wait. Fog rolls in and the story says that's when the Monster of Brendam can be seen. Percy tells the other engines about the Monster and causes chaos around the island when the engines mistake each other for the Monster! Once back at Brendam Docks, Cranky reminds Percy that there is no such thing as the Monster of Brendam. He chuffs back to help his friends. Then, together, they come back to Brendam and there in the swirling fog, they see The Monster! He's tall and creaking! It's Cranky who is the Monster of Brendam and Salty's joke! Flash Bang Wallop - A Photographer arrives on Sodor to take photographs of the engines for The Great Railways of Sodor book. Thomas is determined to be photographed more than Gordon and bursts his way into each photograph, not realizing Percy and James have become derailed. A cross Sir Topham Hatt arrives and tells Thomas about Percy and James being derailed and Thomas has to find a way to put everything right. It is late when they return to Tidmouth Sheds. Gordon boasts about how many photographs he thinks he was in. Thomas doesn't mind. He knows it was more important to help his friends. When the Photographer returns a few days later, Thomas is surprised and delighted to see a front cover photograph of his rescue mission. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4618H] A Very Cookie Mothers Day Cookie Monster wants to give his mom the perfect Mother's Day gift, but first he needs to learn how to control himself from eating it. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Smart Cookies, and Elmo's World-family. Brought to you by the letter M and the number 19. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#112H] One Small Dinosaur/T. Rex Migration * One Small Dinosaur - Mrs. Pteranodon takes Buddy and Tiny to visit a Mikey Microraptor, one of the smallest of dinosaurs ever. Tiny is annoyed that Mikey is even smaller than she is, but Mikey looks up to Tiny as a role model.
    * T. rex Migration - Buddy and Tiny go to visit their friend Annie Tyrannosaurus and discover she isn't home, so they follow clues and find her on a migration with her family.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#113H] The Kelp Needs Help/Mountain of Fire After putting some Asterina starfish in the Kelp Forest where they don't belong, Splash, Ripple, and Tidy must get rid of them before the starfish eat all of the kelp. / Dunk, Bubbles, and Ripple don't believe Splash when he tells them about a mountain that spits out fire that can be found in the water really far down in the deep. To solve this mystery, the kids find Lu, who takes them into the deep to find a submarine volcano. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17132H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11826] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23104] (original broadcast date: 5/11/17)
    * we continue our coverage of the firing of FBI Director James Comey, with Robert Costa of The Washington Post
    * Admiral William H. McRaven, who is now the chancellor of the University of Texas system. He introduces his new book, "Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life - and Maybe the World"
    * a conversation and performance from Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton. His new album is "From a Room: Volume 1."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36095] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, another day, another retailer hit hard. This time JC Penney. So what really is going on with the backbone of the economy - the American consumer? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17132H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11826] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#431H] duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 7:30 pm
    Washington Week [#5646] Two words that have been central to President Trump's persona for more than a decade sent shockwaves through Washington this week: "You're fired." Lawmakers are grappling with the consequences of the abrupt removal of FBI Director James Comey and what it may mean for the continuing investigations into Russia's meddling in last year's presidential election.
    Democratic senators are calling for a special prosecutor to investigate ties between Trump's campaign and Russian officials. The acting FBI director told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the bureau's probe will continue and that the White House has not tried to impede the inquiry.
    Robert Costa will explore the fallout of Trump's decision to fire the FBI director with: Pete Williams of NBC News, Margaret Brennan of CBS News, Erica Werner of the Associated Press, and Dan Balz of The Washington Post.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#703H] Child of Giants: My Journey with Maynard Dixon & Dorothea Lange The sons of photographer Dorothea Lange and painter Maynard Dixon struggle to find their own paths through life from under the shadows of their formidable parents. duration 1:29:10   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    American Masters [#2704H] Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk of Lightning More than six decades of 20th-century America are seen through the prism of Dorothea Lange's life and lens. Known for her powerful images from the Great Depression, Lange's haunting "Migrant Mother" remains emblematic of that period. As young America matured into a world power, Lange continued to bear witness, bringing subjects alive, transmitting raw emotions and capturing the human condition. This film is made by Dyanna Taylor, Lange's granddaughter, who began her artistic vision, literally, at Lange's feet. duration 1:56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 11:30 pm
    Charlie Rose - The Week [#444] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23105] (original broadcast date: 5/12/17)
    * Jonathan Karl, Ed Rollins, and Gillian Tett take a look at the fallout surrounding President Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
    * Tina Carr, director of the Rory Peck Trust, an organization that supports and protects freelance journalists around the world.
    * A conversation about YouTube with CEO Susan Wojcicki.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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      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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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
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XFINITY 192
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Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Channel 9.3, 54.5
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