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KQED 9: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23107] (original broadcast date: 5/16/17)
    * we begin with politics, following Monday's report that President Trump disclosed highly classified intelligence to Russian officials last week. Charlie is joined by Katy Tur of MSNBC.
    * we conclude with a celebration of Rolling Stone's 50th anniversary, with Jann Wenner, the co-founder of the publication, and his son, Gus, who is the head of digital operations at Rolling Stone's parent group, Wenner Media.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Articulate with Jim Cotter [#107H] Watsky On How to Ruin Everything The performance poet turned rapper Watsky pulls no punches in his first collection of essays. All of his work is characterized by witty wordplay and disarming honesty
    All the World's A Stage - It's widely accepted that life itself is a performance. If so, what can theatre teach us about how to be ourselves?
    Dindga McCannon - Dindga McCannon helped pioneer art quilting, an innovative, improvisational approach to a traditional medium.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1117H] Old Skool Cafe, Brown Sugar Kitchen, Green Chile... We're craving that "down-home" feeling, so our first spot is a 1940's-style supper club that brings energy, commitment and family recipes to San Francisco at Old Skool Cafe. Next for a flavorsome breakfast, try starting the day in Oakland at Brown Sugar Kitchen. Then unwind with some spicy Southwestern flavors in San Francisco at Green Chile Kitchen. duration 24:37   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Victorian Slum House [#103] The 1880s Despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London, desperate for work. When curious upper-class visitors are permitted to visit the slum as tourists, the participants realize how precarious their situation truly is. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    American Epic [#101H] The Big Bang Travel to 1920s Tennessee as the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and the Memphis Jug Band make their first records with producer Ralph Peer on a revolutionary portable electronic recording system, creating the first R&B songs and modern country music. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline [#3510H] American Patriot How one family's fight against the government invigorated armed militias and "Patriot" groups. Inside the Bundy family's standoffs over land in the West, and the groups aligned with them that have grown to levels not seen in decades. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 am
    Pacific Heartbeat [#602] Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson is a Hawaiian story of pain and promise, of challenge and triumph and a story of leadership. Sustaining a serious eye wound in Normandy during WWII that left him in the dark for two years, Myron "Pinky" Thompson emerged with a clear vision of his purpose in life. Thompson would go on to be a social worker, mentor and revered leader in the Native Hawaiian community who left a legacy of positive social change, pride in Pacific heritage and a strong sense of native identity among Hawaiians that flourishes today. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#212H] Rumbly Tumbly/Planet Name Game * Rumbly Tumbly: Nick's hungry tummy is rumbling! But why do our stomachs make noises when they're hungry? A super shrunken trip into Thing One's stomach will show them the answer! They learn how chewing and stomach juices help to break down the food, and the tummy sounds are actually the stomach working. When your tummy is empty, the sounds are much louder! There's only one way to quiet Nick's rumbly tumbly... a chewy chocolate chunky chunk chip cookie!
    * Planet Name Game: Nick and Sally have run out of things to name in the garden. Good thing Cat needs help putting his model of the solar system back together - they can help him name the planets! Off in the Space-a-ma-racer they go on a whirlwind trip around the universe, learning the names of the seven planets as they go.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Arthur [#1304] Macfrensky/The Good The Bad and the Binky * MacFrensky - When Francine and Brain are locked in a stiff competition to win student of the month, Muffy talks Francine into "borrowing" Buster's toy and letting Brain take the blame for it. As the lies grow and the prize gets closer, however, Francine's guilt increases. Can she come clean and wash her hands of this dastardly deed?
    * The Good, the Bad and the Binky - As Emily's new babysitter, Binky introduces his charge to the world of pro-wrestling and teaches her some fierce moves. But when Emily starts ruffling the feathers of other pre-schoolers on the playground, Binky worries he hasn't been the best role model. Can Binky restore Emily to her former, tea-party loving self?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#407H] Puffin Rescue When a rogue wave crashes into the Tortuga, the Wild Kratts get separated. Jimmy and Aviva end up on rafts in the middle of the ocean. Koki is trapped on a sinking Tortuga. While Chris and Martin end up on two islands. Chris is alone on his island, but Martin isn't. He soon discovers a creature friend - a Puffin! Martin begins to devise a plan to use the powers of this little bird to get off the island and rescue his friends. Science Concept : Adaptation. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#110H] More Than One Moon/Visit to Mom's Office "More than One Moon" - Mindy is shocked to learn that there is more than one moon in the solar system. Celery flies the kids out to Mars so they can see what its two moons look like compared to ours. Curriculum: There is more than one moon in the Universe; in fact, there are hundreds of moons in our own Solar System. Mars has 2 moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are unusual in that they are not round like our moon, but oddly shaped, like battered potatoes.
    "Visit to Mom's Office" - Sean and Sydney take Jet to meet Sean's mom,a scientist, at the Deep Space Array. She explains that they're looking for stars with their own systems of exoplanets to detect if there might be any that contain life. But will taking Jet out in public expose his secret identity? Curriculum: An exoplanet is a planet that doesn't orbit the Earth's sun, but instead orbits a different star in the Universe.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#121H] Slime Time/Rock Stars * Slime Time - Nature Cat can't wait to play with his favorite yarn ball! But when he goes to take it out of its super secret hiding spot? - it's gone?! Where could it be? The gang sets out to find the culprit and rescue Nature Cat's favorite toy. Along they way they find help from an unlikely slimey source. Onward and Yarnward!
    * Rock Stars - Squeeks can't wait to show off her favorite rock at her Rock Stars meeting. She thinks she has a good chance to become The Rock Star of the Month! But things don't go as planned when Hal mistakes Squeeks' rock for a ball, causing the rock to roll away. Get that rock!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#508H] Go West, Young Monkey/Meet The New Neighbors * Go West, Young Monkey - The Doorman gets a special delivery - a Western Town to add to his amazing train set. He lets George, Steve, and Betsy assemble it, but they lose the final railroad pin that holds it all together! After helping them search, an exhausted Hundley dozes off and dreams that he's the deputy of an old West town where a stranger (George) loses the ceremonial pin that links the new railroad tracks. Can Deputy Hundley find the pin and save the day? < br />* Meet the New Neighbors - George ventures into the new neighborhood Vietnamese grocery store to buy carrots, cucumbers, and apples. He has a hard time finding the items on his list, so George buys the closest fruits and vegetables he can find: phat thu, mang cau ta, and kho qua. But the ingredients don't work in the Man with the Yellow Hat's recipes. Not wanting to take any more chances, George revisits the store, only this time he brings takeout and the storeowners back with him! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#107H] Friends Help Each Other/Daniel Helps O Tell A Story * Friends Help Each Other - Daniel spends the day at Katerina Kittycat's house. Katerina is excited to show Daniel a birthday tea-party she set up all by herself for her stuffed animals! Katerina accidentally knocks the tea set on the floor, and is very upset that she ruined the party. Luckily, Daniel is a helpful friend and they reassemble the party together.
    * Daniel Helps O Tell a Story - O the Owl wants to show Daniel all his books. The boys choose a very special book about dinosaurs, but they realize that the last page of the story is missing! O gets very flustered, but Daniel is a good friend and uses his imagination to make up the end of the story.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#109H] A Trip To The Enchanted Garden/A Trip To The Crayon Factory * A Trip to the Enchanted Garden - The Tiger family is making strawberry pancakes for breakfast this morning, but when Mom looks more closely in the kitchen, she realizes there are no more strawberries left. They all head to the Enchanted Garden, where Mom Tiger shows Daniel the strawberry patch. Daniel is very curious, and learns that if he looks closely, he may be able to answer his own questions about how strawberries grow and learn something new
    * A Trip to the Crayon Factory - Daniel Tiger, Miss Elaina, and Katerina Kittycat take a fun trip to the factory to see how crayons are made but, O the Owl can't come because he's sick. At the factory, the kids watch the crayons being made, and Daniel looks and listens closely. Daniel has an idea to take pictures at the factory and give them to O at the end of the day, so that O can learn about crayons too!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#118H] The Sand Is Grand/The Treasure Trove When Splash and his friends are playing at the sandy bed, they find a parrotfish munching on some coral and helping to create the sandy bed on which they're playing, because parrotfish produce sand from their bodies after they eat. / When Bubbles gets trapped in a treasure chest, Splash and his friends can't get her out. Luckily she's not alone when they discover Wave in there, who they think is also stuck until he show that being an invertebrate means he can squeeze even tiny spaces. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4631H] The Good Sport Elmo learns how to win and lose gracefully while playing Hot Potato with Abby. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Hungry Games parody, and Elmo's World. Brought to you by the letter G and the number 3. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Dinosaur Train [#401H] Trains, Submarines and Zeppelins: Part 1/Part 2 When Mr. Pteranodon and Larry go out to the Big Pond to find some red platanoids for the Winter Solstice Celebration, they accidentally miss the last train home. Will Larry and Mr. Pteranodon stop bickering long enough to figure out a way home, or will they get stranded in the middle of nowhere and miss the family Winter Solstice Celebration? Educational Objective: The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Peg + Cat [#112H] The Baby Problem/The Sparkling Sphere Problem The Baby Problem - Peg's Room. Babysitters Peg and Cat rescue the precocious Baby Fox from the top of his elaborate block tower. Primary Content: Solid shapes; Secondary Content: Diagrams.
    The Sparkling Sphere Problem - Magical Forest. Knights of the Round Table Peg and Cat search for the Wizard Ramone, who has floated away in a sparkling sphere. Primary Content: Rectangular prism and rhombus; Secondary Content: Counting by twos.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Super Why! [#114Z] The Little Red Hen "Not I!" "Not I!" "Not I!"...is all Red's friends say when she needs their help gathering apples! This is a super big problem. The Super Readers take off into the story of the Little Red Hen, whose friends won't assist her either! The Super Readers are willing to lend a hand to the Little Red Hen, but will anyone help Red? Educational Objectives: To learn the best way to get help from others, explore the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#1001H] Look & Listen Thomas & Friends has sparked the imagination of young children for generations with classic stories of adventures from the railways on the Island of Sodor. Born from a literary tradition, the CG-animated series supports children aged 2-5 as they develop important social-emotional skills and helps to build an early foundation for preschoolers' success. Thomas & Friends is based on the much-loved books by Rev. W. Awdry, who created Thomas the Tank Engine to entertain his young son Christopher when he was in bed with the measles. The series features Thomas, a true blue engine friend who proudly wears the "#1" on his side. He's joined by a cast of track stars, including James, Percy, Emily, Henry and Gordon, as well as Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway, who keeps everything running smoothly. Thomas's world is a place with a strong community spirit, typified by a universal willingness to embrace good manners and hard work -- and a desire to be "really useful." Each episode -- comprised of two animated stories, a live-action segment, and a music video -- is designed to delight children while helping to foster their social and emotional development. As young viewers join Thomas and his engine friends on exciting adventures, they experience timeless life lessons of discovery, cooperation, and friendship. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4631H] The Good Sport Elmo learns how to win and lose gracefully while playing Hot Potato with Abby. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Hungry Games parody, and Elmo's World. Brought to you by the letter G and the number 3. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#401H] Trains, Submarines and Zeppelins: Part 1/Part 2 When Mr. Pteranodon and Larry go out to the Big Pond to find some red platanoids for the Winter Solstice Celebration, they accidentally miss the last train home. Will Larry and Mr. Pteranodon stop bickering long enough to figure out a way home, or will they get stranded in the middle of nowhere and miss the family Winter Solstice Celebration? Educational Objective: The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#118H] The Sand Is Grand/The Treasure Trove When Splash and his friends are playing at the sandy bed, they find a parrotfish munching on some coral and helping to create the sandy bed on which they're playing, because parrotfish produce sand from their bodies after they eat. / When Bubbles gets trapped in a treasure chest, Splash and his friends can't get her out. Luckily she's not alone when they discover Wave in there, who they think is also stuck until he show that being an invertebrate means he can squeeze even tiny spaces. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17137H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11829] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23107] (original broadcast date: 5/16/17)
    * we begin with politics, following Monday's report that President Trump disclosed highly classified intelligence to Russian officials last week. Charlie is joined by Katy Tur of MSNBC.
    * we conclude with a celebration of Rolling Stone's 50th anniversary, with Jann Wenner, the co-founder of the publication, and his son, Gus, who is the head of digital operations at Rolling Stone's parent group, Wenner Media.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36098] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, stocks have their worst day of the year as the turbulence in Washington spreads to Wall Street. Plus, why Americans are taking on more debt than ever before. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17137H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11829] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    The Mighty T: The Tuolumne River from Glacier to Golden Gate The Mighty T traces one of California's most important and powerful rivers on its journey from atop one of the last remaining glaciers in Yosemite's high country all the way down through San Francisco's Golden Gate. This visually stunning story is captured by the award-winning production team of Jim Schlosser and Tom Stienstra. Mr. Stienstra, host of the program, is already California's best-known and most-honored outdoors columnist, guidebook author, and photographer. duration 25:47   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    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
  • 8:00 pm
    Nature [#3201] Animal Misfits Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature's misfits, odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story of evolution, yet somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. "Animal Misfits" reveals some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their chosen way of life. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#4409] Chinese Chariot Revealed For over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China's battlefields-dominating warfare longer than anywhere else on earth. Now, a series of amazing archaeological findings enable a team of experts to reconstruct and test China's first super-weapon. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Food - Delicious Science [#101] Food on the Brain Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to learn how the hidden chemistry in every mouthful of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 pm
    First Peoples [#103H] Asia/Australia What happened when we expanded out of Africa and into Asia - where did we go and whom did they meet along the way? The latest evidence suggests we left far earlier than previously thought and interbred with a newly-discovered type of ancient human - the Denisovans. The existence of these people was only established four years ago, when geneticists extracted DNA from a tiny fragment of finger bone. And because our ancestors mated with them, their genes found a home within our DNA. More than that, they've helped us survive and thrive. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23108] (original broadcast date: 5/17/17)
    * we begin with politics amid the growing cloud of uncertainty hanging over the Trump presidency. Less than a week after the firing of FBI Director James Comey, the White House careened further into damage control following revelations that President Trump asked Comey to end an investigation into former National Security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russia. Guest host Jeff Glor is joined by Molly Ball, a staff writer at The Atlantic.
    * we conclude with model Gisele Bundchen and environmentalist Paul Hawken, who have teamed up to spread the word of environmental activism and advocacy for Hawken's new book, "Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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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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