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KQED 9: Thursday, May 18, 2017

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

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23108H] (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
  • 1:00 am
    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
  • 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
    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)
  • 3:00 am
    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)
  • 4:00 am
    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)
  • 5:00 am
    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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#213H] Step This Way/Anything You Can Do * Step This Way - The kids are playing dressup, with Sally wearing her mom's shoes, and Nick wearing his dad's shoes. They're having trouble walking, and the Cat thinks it's because their feet are the wrong shape. But doesn't everyone have the same shaped feet? Not at all! The Cat takes them to the Jungle of Bingle-Bungle Boo to meet his friends Emily the teal, Mikey the lemur and Greg the Gecko. They see that animals have differently shaped feet to help them do different things! You need the right feet for the right job!
    * Anything You Can Do - Nick and Sally are pretending to be The Cat in the Hat. But there's only one Cat, no doubt about that! Pretending to be other people is hard. The Cat takes Nick and Sally to meet his good friend Mimi the Mimic Octopus to learn some tips on how to pretend to be someone else. They learn how to observe, pick out something special about the person and then copy it. Mimi does it to protect herself, but now Nick and Sally can pretend to be the one and only Cat!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Arthur [#1305] No Acting Please/Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending * No Acting Please - Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman guest-stars as director Will Toffman in this episode about theater and the arts. When Fern lands a role in the Elwood City community production of "It Began With a Whistle," she fears she's not talented enough to be a star actress. But Will Toffman teaches Fern how to have fun, be herself and truly shine.
    * Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending - Finally, the final volume of the Henry Screever series, The Knights of the Bouillabiasse, is out. Prunella and Marina compete to see who can finish the book the fastest. But the two friends learn that speed-reading doesn't always pay off.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#123H] Cheetah Racer Chris and Martin announce that no creature or vehicle can travel as fast over the rough and tumble African savannah as the cheetah. Aviva takes the challenge and declares she will build a ground racer that can run even faster than a cheetah. Of course Zach wants to prove that he is a better inventor than Aviva and joins the race. The team, inspired by the cheetah, "revs up" to explore the different functions required for speed build a cheetah racer and win the race. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#111H] Mission to Mars/Sounds Abound * Mission to Mars - When Jet and Sydney interrupt Sean doing some training in his backyard to eventually lead a mission to Mars, Jet suggests they just have his mom fly them out to Mars. Is Sean's concern about Martian dust devils legitimate? Curriculum: The next big frontier for human space flight is Mars. We have long range plans to get humans to Mars, but still have not solved some of the challenges, like what human inhabitants will do about the lack of oxygen and water, and the extreme temperatures.
    * Sounds Abound - Sean is trying to work on a science project for Space Troops, but is interrupted by his friends' constant noise. His search for a quiet place to conduct his experiment leads him to the realization that sound is exactly what his experiments needed all along. Curriculum: Sound travels in waves like light or heat, but unlike them, sound travels through vibration. So, in order for sound to travel, there must be something for sound to travel through. Sound can travel through air, water, and solid objects, but not through space.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#122H] Gimme Shelter/Goin' Batty * Gimme Shelter - The gang cannot wait to get to Lookout Point, the premiere spot to watch sunsets! It's supposed to be beautiful and colorful! They run on, nothing can stop them now! Uh oh, spoke to soon! A change in the weather does stop them, as it gets really cloudy and windy! Squeeks thinks it's going to rain! Can the gang find shelter before the dastardly downpour? Tally ho!
    * Goin' Batty - Nature Cat can't wait to get to Cocono Cave! At dusk the bats fly out all together into the early evening sky! It's supposed to be an amazing nature sight! But getting there proves to be a big problem for Nature Cat, who has a series of mishaps, leaving him to question his love of nature. Gasp! Oh no, say it isn't so!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#506H] George's Home Run/Monkey On Ice * George's Home Run - While Marco tries to hit his first Little League home run, George gets to play scorekeeper. Unfortunately, he can't remember the order of the numbers, so he isn't getting it quite right.Marco helps out by using a catchy song to teach George how to count from 1-10 and then George returns the favor by agreeing to be a pinch runner for an injured Marco. Can a speedy little monkey run the bases fast enough for Marco to get his first home run?
    * Monkey on Ice - Bill wants to earn another Junior Sprout badge by constructing and sleeping in an igloo, inspiring George to build his own. Only George wants his igloo to have windows and be big enough to fit his friends and furniture--not small and cozy like Bill's. When George's huge ice house leaves him freezing cold, he decides to build one in a much warmer location--inside the country house.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#110H] Daniel Shares His Tigertastic Car/Katerina Shares Her Tutu * Daniel Shares his Tigertastic Car - Daniel and his friends are playing together in the park. Daniel has a new toy car and struggles to share it with the others. But in the end, Daniel learns that sharing is easy when he knows he will get his special toy back
    * Katerina Shares her Tutu - Daniel is playing at Katerina's house and the friends decide to perform a Jungle Dance show. Daniel wants to be a lion, while Katerina decides to be a dancing flower, but both need the same tutu for their costume. Luckily, with Henrietta's help they find a way to share the tutu and perform a grr-ific Jungle Dance show!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#111H] Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty/Daniel Goes To The Potty * Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty - Prince Wednesday is in the block corner at school building the "tallest tower in the world!" Even though he needs to go to the bathroom, he doesn't want to stop what he is doing. He learns how important it is to stop and go right away.
    * Daniel Goes to the Potty - Dad's trumpet is broken, so he takes Daniel along to Music Man Stan's Shop to get it fixed. While at the shop, Daniel needs to use the bathroom, but thinks he will have to wait until they get home. Music Man Stan explains that everyone goes to the bathroom, and Daniel learns that he can use the bathroom there - or anywhere else in the neighborhood!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#119H] Mayor for a Day/Oblo from Down Below Mayor Sting has to attend a stingray migration, which will take him away from the reef. Dunk volunteers to fill in as the mayor for the day, thinking it will be an easy job, but has no idea what it takes to keep the reef thriving and safe. / When Bubbles goes looking for the ultimate mud puddle, she ventures down to the Deep, where Lu takes them to see a hydrothermal vent and meet some lipstick tubeworms and Oblo the blobfish. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4604H] Saved By Super Foods The SuperFood Super Foods fly onto Sesame Street to help their friends try new foods, find a healthy snack, and explain the importance of eating breakfast.Also featuring Orange is the New Snack parody, and Elmo the Musical-Tomato. Brought to you by the letter H and the number 10. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Dinosaur Train [#115H] The Old Spinosaurus & The Sea/A Spiky Tail Tale * The Old Spinosaurus & the Sea - Dad takes the kids on the Dinosaur Train to fish in a new place, where they meet a huge, grumpy old dinosaur, called a Spinosaurus, that doesn't want the kids in his Sea. Eventually the kids befriend him, and they teach each other their own unique way to catch fish.
    * A Spiky Tail Tale - Buddy and Tiny help settle an argument between Morris Stegosaurus and Alvin Allosaurus, two very big dinosaurs - one with a very spiky tail, the other with a mouthful of sharp teeth.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Peg + Cat [#114H] The Blockette Problem/The Tulip Problem The Blockette Problem - Radio City Music Hall. When their demanding pal Richard is directing the Radio City Music Hall Blockettes, Peg and Cat find a way to make the set perfectly symmetrical. Primary Content: Symmetry; Secondary Content: Associate events with hot and cold temperatures, height.
    The Tulip Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. When Neighbor Ladies Connie and Viv have a tiff, Peg and Cat make peace by making sure each has the same number of flowers. Primary Content: Subtraction, greater than/less than; Secondary Content: The equals sign.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Super Why! [#115Z] The Frog Prince Princess Pea wants to do ballet, and Spider wants to spin webs, so how will these two friends play together? To find some answers, the Super Readers check out the Frog Prince and meet another Princess who can't see eye-to-eye with her friend. Will the Super Readers be able to help the Princess and the Frog kiss and make up?
    Educational Objectives: To learn about compromise, practice the alphabet and rhyme with UMP words. Preschoolers discover that the power to read will change the story.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#1002H] Fire & Water Too Many Fire Engines - A team of railway inspectors questions whether Sir Topham Hatt needs two fire engines causing concern for Sodor's fire fighting team, Flynn and Belle. When Belle beats Flynn to two fires in a row, Flynn starts to question it himself. He tells Belle to take his place on guard at the Castle's fireworks display and sulks in his shed. But when another fire starts on the same night, Flynn races to put it out, proving Sir Topham Hatt really does need two fire engines after all. Gordon Runs Dry - When a stone bounces off his boiler, Gordon doesn't wait to be checked over and hurries on his way, only to find that he has to keep stopping to take on more water. When Gordon finally runs out of water, he realizes that his boiler was damaged by the stone and has been leaking. Soon the once proud engine is being shunted to the Steamworks to be repaired. Oh the indignity! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4604H] Saved By Super Foods The SuperFood Super Foods fly onto Sesame Street to help their friends try new foods, find a healthy snack, and explain the importance of eating breakfast.Also featuring Orange is the New Snack parody, and Elmo the Musical-Tomato. Brought to you by the letter H and the number 10. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#115H] The Old Spinosaurus & The Sea/A Spiky Tail Tale * The Old Spinosaurus & the Sea - Dad takes the kids on the Dinosaur Train to fish in a new place, where they meet a huge, grumpy old dinosaur, called a Spinosaurus, that doesn't want the kids in his Sea. Eventually the kids befriend him, and they teach each other their own unique way to catch fish.
    * A Spiky Tail Tale - Buddy and Tiny help settle an argument between Morris Stegosaurus and Alvin Allosaurus, two very big dinosaurs - one with a very spiky tail, the other with a mouthful of sharp teeth.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#119H] Mayor for a Day/Oblo from Down Below Mayor Sting has to attend a stingray migration, which will take him away from the reef. Dunk volunteers to fill in as the mayor for the day, thinking it will be an easy job, but has no idea what it takes to keep the reef thriving and safe. / When Bubbles goes looking for the ultimate mud puddle, she ventures down to the Deep, where Lu takes them to see a hydrothermal vent and meet some lipstick tubeworms and Oblo the blobfish. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17138H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11830] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23108H] (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
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36099] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, stocks rebound after yesterday's steep losses, but what can investors expect in the weeks and months ahead? Plus, why the company that pioneered working remotely wants its employees to return to the office. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17138H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11830] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#205] Marjus Farbinger Chef Julia Child observes as pastry chef and master teacher Markus Farbinger creates a classic Viennese Pastry flavored with an espresso batter and layered with meringue. He also demonstrates how to make a decorative yet edible garnish of baskets made out of caramel, which are then filled with fruit. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1206H] Jannah-Baghdad by the Bay, Kin Khao, El Aguila Mexican Cuisine Stop at a hidden gem and experience flavors from Arabian nights and desert sands at an Iraqi spot called Jannah - Baghdad by the Bay in San Francisco. Next, we stay in the city to taste the fiery Thai home-style cooking at Kin Khao. Finally, it's time to visit a Pleasant Hill strip mall where farm-to-table freshness joins Southern Mexican sauces and stews at El Aguila Mexican Cuisine. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Inspector Lynley Mysteries [#103Z] For The Sake of Elena In the rarefied world of Cambridge, Lynley and Havers investigate the murder of Elena Weaver - a stunning young deaf student, bludgeoned to death on a morning run. When it emerges that she was pregnant, Elena's life seems to have been a mystery to even those closest to her. Guest stars included Tim Pigott-Smith as Phillip Weaver, Sophie Ward as Justine Weaver, Cherie Lunghi as Sarah Gordon, and Lesley Vickerage as Helen Clyde. duration 1:32:21   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:35 pm
    Vera [#202Z] Sundancers DCI Vera Stanhope and DS Joe Ashworth investigate a suspicious death in an army barracks. Although designed to look like he committed suicide, Vera quickly establishes that Staff Sgt. Dev Deverson has been murdered. Sensing a connection to a soldier named Ollie who was killed in Afghanistan, Vera interviews Dev's loyal comrades Vin and Budgie, and Ollie's grieving family. She establishes that there is a deeply concealed trauma at the heart of the crime, and exposes the complicated turn of events that led to an act of revenge and the death of more than one soldier. duration 1:28:38   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:05 pm
    Reel South [#202H] Eat White Dirt By Adam Forrester. Discover the oddly spellbinding personal, cultural and scientific history of the deeply transgressive and often misunderstood practice of consuming earth, a phenomenon known as geophagy. The film collects and combines the experiences, processes and explanations of people who eat white dirt with information from the scientists who study the phenomenon. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:32 pm
    MN Original [#207H] History Theatre's production of Glensheen by Jeffrey Hatcher and Chan Poling examines the story of the 1977 Duluth murders. Greta Claire is an abstract painter obsessed with color and texture and the constant need to create. Cartoonist Tom Richmond is a regular contributor to MAD Magazine and recipient of the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. Pianist Zhen Tu performs Etude No. 3 Un sospiro, arranged by Franz Liszt, in the Ordway's Concert Hall. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23109H] (original broadcast date: 5/18/17)
    * Admiral Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The role made him the top military advisor to President Bush and President Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He now teaches at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
    * five-time national sportscaster of the year Jim Nantz, who lost his father to Alzheimer's in 2008 and has made it a life's mission to advance research and care for those who suffer from the disease. Nantz is joined by Dr. Jospeh Masdeu and Dr. Stanley Appel of the Nantz National Alzheimer Center at Houston Methodist Hospital.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
Thursday, May 18, 2017

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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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