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KQED 9: Sunday, May 14, 2017

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

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Sunday, May 14, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Revolutionaries [#403H] Art & Technology of Cirque Du Soleil Explore the technical "magic" driving Cirque du Soleil's imaginative and daring programs. Moderator Will Travis, President of Sid Lee USA, with Cirque's du Soleil's Technical Director and Director of Creation, via the Michael Jackson ONE show as a case study, give us a glimpse into Cirque Du Soleil's 30 year high-quality artistic entertainment. duration 54:10   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 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
  • 1:30 am
    Hollywood Idols [#101H] Grace Kelly: An American Princess Philadelphia society life held little appeal for this acclaimed beauty, so she headed to New York City to be a model and actress. Within four years, she was a major star in Hollywood and an Academy Award winner, playing opposite the great leading men of her day. But, she turned her back on it all to become Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace of Monaco. The program features clips from High Noon, Dial M for Murder, To Catch a Thief and High Society, as well as rare home movies and footage of both her fairytale wedding and her funeral. Interviewees include actors James Stewart, Louis Jourdan, Katy Jurado; directors, producers, and friends. duration 28:02   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Walk The Line [#1094H] This 2005 film, directed by James Mangold, is based on the early life and career of country music artist Johnny Cash. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Robert Patrick. duration 2:15:58   STEREO
  • 4:20 am
    Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Based on Antonino D'Ambrosio's book A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears, this film tells the story behind Cash's lost Native American-themed concept album and his unique collaboration with folk artist Peter Lafarge. With the still largely unknown recording, Cash placed himself in the middle of the fervent social upheavals gripping the nation in the mid-1960s; facing censorship and an angry backlash from radio stations, DJs and fans for speaking out on behalf of Native people, Cash decided to fight back. The film also chronicles the reimagining of Cash's highly controversial 1964 record on its 50th anniversary, as recorded at Nashville's historic Sound Emporium Studios by such artists as Kris Kristofferson, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Norman Blake, Nancy Blake, Rhiannon Giddens, Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, and The Milk Carton Kids, working with album producer Joe Henry and legendary studio musicians Dennis Crouch, Patrick Warren, and Jay Bellerose. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 am
    Sun Studio Sessions [#703H] South Memphis String Band Luther Dickinson, Jimbo Mathus & Alvin Youngblood Hart, come together as an uber-talented roots super-trio to honor music traditions handed down from string and jug bands, as well as Mississippi Delta and Hill Country Blues. Living Blues Magazine writes "Luther, Alvin, and Jimbo sound like three old friends swapping songs on a porch and having a grand time doing it." The band's kinship, forged by their respect for the forbears of the blues and roots music, shines through in this episode as they play homage to legends such as Furry Lewis and the Mississippi Sheiks. duration 28:29   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#206H] Manatees and Mermaids/The Last Chocolate * Manatees and Mermaids - Sally and Nick are pretending to swim, but why not go for a real swim asks the Cat! Off to the Glippydrippy Gulf to meet Matilda the Manatee and her son Marlin. Matilda and Marlon teach their guests how to swim slowly and gracefully. Until they hear the sound of a boat motor! Those can be dangerous for manatees, but luckily the Cat, Nick and Sally help their new friends to stay safe. And when they get back home, Nick and Sally will be sure to tell everyone to "Slow down for manatees!"
    * The Last Chocolate - Only two chocolates left in the whole box, what a great present for Nick and Sally's Moms. That is until The Cat excitedly eats them! Oh no! How are they going to find more chocolate to give to their moms? Why a trip to visit Princess Lottachoca in the Cocoalicious Forest will help them! There, the Princess teaches Nick and Sally the chocolate-making song and they help to pick the beans, roast them, and to heat the juice and add sugar. And then, pouring the hot liquid into moulds of any shape. Now that the chocolate has cooled, it's time to go home and surprise their moms! Educational Objective: The process of how chocolate is made from the humble cocoa bean - by picking the beans, drying them, roasting them and then crushing them to get the juice, then adding sugar while you heat it, pour it into a mould and cool it.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Arthur [#1709H] Caught in the Crosswires/Framed * Caught in the Crosswires - Muffy is thrilled when mega producer J3 chooses her family for his latest reality TV project. After all, she was born to be star! But when Muffy's asked to amp up the drama between her and Bailey, she worries that she's being portrayed as a spoiled brat. Is it possible reality TV isn't as realistic as she thought?
    * Framed! - Buster has just won the best young artist award at the Elwood City Arts Festival. Sensing his work might be worth something someday, Muffy hires Buster to paint her portrait. But can Buster satisfy his critical client?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#403H] Snowy Owl Invasion Martin and Chris are hanging out in China with their Giant panda friend Stuffo, when they receive reports of Snowy owls showing up all over North America. Since these raptors live in the Arctic, it's up to the Wild Kratts to solve the Mystery of the Snowy Owl Invasion! Science Concept : Territoriality, population cycles, migration. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#104H] Just The Right Distance from the Sun/Solar Power Rover "Just the Right Distance From the Sun" - Sean explains to the others that Earth is a "Goldilocks" planet because it's not too hot and not too cold. When Celery takes the kids to space, they observe how the other planets don't have the right attributes to support life, but Earth is "just right"! Curriculum: All life on Earth comes from the energy of the Sun. The Earth happens to be located just the right distance from the Sun: not too far away, and not too close. This makes the Earth what we call a "Goldilocks planet": not too hot, not too cold.
    "Solar Power Rover" - Jet, Sean, and Sydney visit their Mars Robot Rover friend at the DSA, and discover that the rover seems tired. Through helping the solar powered robot regain its energy, they learn how energy can be captured, used from the Sun, and used anywhere - even on Mars. Curriculum: The Sun creates solar power that is used for energy. Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly or indirectly.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#114H] Happy Halentine's Day/The Groundhog Way * Happy Halentine's Day - Tah-dee! It's Valentine's Day, Hal's most favorite holiday of all! And to celebrate, every year Hal shows his love by handing out cards, flowers and candy to all of his Valentines, ending with a super special delivery of love to his mommy! But there's a slight problem this year, Hal forgot to buy the gifts! Oh no, Valentine's Day is ruined! Never fear! Nature Cat has an idea - they can reuse items found in nature and quickly make their very own Nature Valentines!
    * The Groundhog Way - It's Groundhog Day! Today the Groundhog should tell our pals if Spring will come early or if Winter will stay around longer. But the Groundhog has a different plan for this year, do nothing! He is not going to come out of his burrow to make a weather prediction! Oh no! Why? Because in the last ten years he's been right only five times. He can't stand the pressure and thinks it's time for someone else to do his job. Without the Groundhog, how will anyone know if spring will come early this year? It's up to Nature Cat to save the day, to fill in for the Groundhog and make his very own weather prediction! Wait, how is he going to do that?!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#502H] Downhill Racer/Book Monkey * Downhill Racer - When George hears about the annual soapbox derby, he enlists Allie to help him make the coolest car a monkey could drive. But even with the help of Bill's instruction manual, building a car takes a lot of work and car parts sure are hard to find. Will their car made out of wagon wheels, a kayak, and brakes from a buggy race past the finish line or are they on a crash course?
    * Book Monkey - George loves books and helping others, so volunteering to help the librarian is a no-brainer! But when she is called away, George may have volunteered for a bigger job than he expected. He does his best to reshelf books, but when people can't find what they're looking for, he starts over from scratch. After he sorts by the color, then size, then subject, how will the exhausted little monkey react when the librarian tells him that books are also sorted alphabetically?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#222H] The Lemonade Stand/Mad at the Beach * The Lemonade Stand - Daniel and Prince Wednesday are making a lemonade stand together. But when they don't agree about how to hand out the lemonade, they need to learn to express their mad feelings so they can find a solution...and provide lemonade for their neighbors!
    * Mad at the Beach - Daniel is at the beach with Miss Elaina and they're building a sandcastle. Suddenly, the creation they worked so hard to make gets knocked down by a wave, and that makes them mad, mad, MAD! Dad teaches the kids that it helps to express your mad feelings. Strategy: Mad, mad, mad! It helps to say I'm MAD!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#307H] Daniel and O's Road Trip/Daniel's Puppet Plan Daniel and O are pretending to go on a Trolley road trip. Where should they go? To the beach? To the vegetable garden? When they can't agree on where to travel to first, they learn that making a plan can help them solve their problem. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking [#206H] Flanagan's Farm Pete Evans visits Portland, Maine a rugged foodie paradise. To help Pete today are two of Maine's premiere chefs, Rob Evans and Sam Hayward. First stop for ingredients the trio visits Matt Moretti at Bang Island Mussels where they learn the art of cultivating mussels. Later in the day Evan Strusinski joins Pete, Rob and Sam to go foraging around the area to find certain items for the meal. With their newly gathered ingredients - it's time to start cooking. On the menu tonight, Beer-Steamed Mussels, Rainbow Chard and Russian Kale with King Oyster Mushrooms and Pork Belly, Foraged Salad with Deviled Duck Eggs and Coppa and Casarecce with Goat Ragu. It must be Maine; the way life should be! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#303] Nancy Silverton Chef Julia Child observes Nancy Silverton, owner of La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles, as she bakes a fresh creme fraiche custard brioche tarte with fresh fruit poached white wine sauce. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Simply Ming [#1413H] Orjan Johannessen Ming continues cooking through Norway, meeting up with chef Orjan Johannessen for a feast of Norwegian proportions! Joined by Orjan's parents, the two chefs create two distinctive Fjord Trout meals, while the Johannessen's create a pickled herring and caramel pudding. Each dish highlights the tastes and traditions of this Scandinavian nation. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Mind of A Chef, The [#302H] American American cuisine has come to be known as much more than just burgers and hot dogs. Ed and Pok Pok's Andy Ricker head to Sunset Park - Brooklyn's Chinatown - for some exotic ingredients, then head to the kitchen to make jop chai, a Thai stew. Ed plays with some local by-catch in that most American of cities, Houston, Texas, with chefs Chris Shepherd and Paul Qui, making a crispy fish fresh from the gulf and Filipino kinilaw. A sweat-inducing crawfish dinner in a Vietnamese joint exemplifies how Creole, Cajun, Mexican, and Asian flavors blend with the gulf's bounty, effectively creating an entirely new American cuisine. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1704H] New England Classics Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with host Bridget Lancaster to reveal the secrets to making home-corned beef with vegetables. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of sherry vinegar. Next, science expert Dan Souza uncovers the science of salt diffusion and nitrites. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Julia how to make the ultimate snickerdoodles. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Cook's Country [#805H] Pasta for Every Palate Test cook Erin McMurrer shows host Christopher Kimball how to make pork ragu at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for dish towels. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making perfect pasta with roasted garlic sauce, arugula, and walnuts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    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
  • 1:30 pm
    Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke [#213H] Behind The Smoke Did you ever wonder what goes into making a TV show like Project Smoke? This show takes you behind the scenes for a unique look at how we build the set, plan the menus, fire up the smokers, and smoke the food you see me and the crew taste. Plus, never before seen recipes with some of our favorites, and other smoky surprises. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#508H] Green Tea Learn how to incorporate antioxidant-rich green tea into four remarkably tasty desserts. Chickalicious Chef E.J. joins Martha in the kitchen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#224H] Pop Over Anytime Pantry staples and convenience foods take the stress out of visitors popping in! Jacques begins with a convenient, pre-made pizza shell for his Chorizo, Mushroom and Cheese Pizza. With a box of pasta and can of tuna from the cupboard, he creates Orecchiette with Fennel and Tuna. Lastly, a couple of eggs combined with the pantry staples of flour and sugar are whipped up into a kid friendly dessert, Popover with Apricot Jam. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#606H] Between The Bread A sandwich might be the ultimate weeknight meal - hearty, portable and easy enough for anyone to make. Sara's got two great ones: her picadillo sloppy Joe with the terrific counterpoint of prunes and green olives. Surprisingly, she shows how to grind your own meat. Roasted vegetable and fresh ricotta sandwiches are another winning combo and Sara even shows how to make the ricotta. She also visits a worth bakery for bread lovers - Hot Bread Kitchen. This non-profit food incubator helps struggling women get a leg up by teaching them baking skills so they may move on to jobs at other bakeries. They sample some of their delicious bread. Recipes: Picadillo sloppy Joes, Roasted vegetable and fresh ricotta sandwiches. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#304H] Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland No trip to Emerald Isle is complete without a visit to Northern Ireland. We tour bustling Belfast, sneaking a peek at its politically charged neighborhoods. Then we head for the Antrim Coast and go wild in Portrush, Ulster's Coney Island. We taste-test Irish whiskey, scramble over six-sided rock columns, putter through a world-class golf course, and stomp our feet to Irish music in rough-and- tumble Derry. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#2115H] Virginia Beach, Hour Three Discover Virginia Beach's hidden treasures, such as a 1554 Giorgio Ghisi engraving after Bronzino, a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, ca. 1890, and a 1962 Mercury Capsule antenna. Can you guess which is the top find of the hour? duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#431H] duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#692H] The Eco-Right Climate change is one of many issues dividing Democrats and Republicans. Democrats, led by Al Gore and later Barack Obama, have tried to enact policies that reduce the air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels and develop alternative forms of energy. On the contrary, a dominant wing of the Republican Party has denied climate change and promoted skepticism that it's man-made -- ideas also promulgated by President Donald Trump. But some conservative Republican voices are now calling for action on climate change, led in some cases by evangelical Christians and a small number of Republican politicians. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Stephanie Sy reports. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Pacific Heartbeat [#604] Next Goal Wins In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst football team on the planet. Next Goal Wins is an inspirational story about the power of hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, and an object lesson in what it really means to be a winner in life. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 pm
    Arnold Knows Me: The Tommy Kono Story Tommy Kono is one of America's greatest Olympic champions. He inspired two generations of weightlifters and body builders, including changing the life of one of the world's biggest movie stars. Kono and his family were re-located to an internment camp in World War Two, which is where he began weightlifting. After their return, Kono was drafted in 1952, but remained stateside and ultimately entered the Olympics that year. Tommy not only won the gold medal, he captured that prize again at the 1956 games, and took silver at the 1960 Olympics. He also won several body building competitions, including the Mr. Universe three times and Iron Man Mr. World titles. All this garnered the attention of fellow athletes like former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who remained a close friend. Kono passed away April 24, 2016, so this program is both an excellent memorial and a fascinating chapter in Olympic and Japanese-American history. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Call The Midwife [#607#] Dr. Turner helps the Mullucks cope with the stresses of caring for a disabled child as the terrible legacy of thalidomide becomes apparent. Nurse Crane faces an unexpected crisis. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 9:00 pm
    King Charles III On Masterpiece [#4718H] The hit Broadway show "King Charles III" is adapted for television. A 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play, the drama imagines Prince Charles' ascension to the throne following Queen Elizabeth's death. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    DruidShakespeare In 2015 Druid Theatre Company marked their 40th anniversary by taking on their most ambitious project yet. To universal acclaim, fearless, pioneering director Garry Hynes and her troop took on Shakespeare's History Plays, casting Irish women as English kings and men as bawdy widows. Acclaimed director Maurice Sweeney was with them all the way, documenting the journey from school text to triumphant premiere and rave reviews at the Lincoln Festival in New York. duration 55:25   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Pacific Heartbeat [#604] Next Goal Wins In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst football team on the planet. Next Goal Wins is an inspirational story about the power of hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, and an object lesson in what it really means to be a winner in life. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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