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KQED 9: Friday, October 20, 2017

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

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Friday, October 20, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23219H] (original air date 10/19/2017) A discussion about Bitcoin. Guest host Jeff Glor is joined by Catherine Wood, founder, C.E.O. and C.I.O. of Ark Investment Management; Paul Vigna, reporter at the Wall Street Journal and the co-author of "The Age of Cryptocurrency"; and Lily Katz, a reporter at Bloomberg News.
    *Next, Rich Cohen shares his new book, "The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse."
    *We conclude with director Heidi Ewing and her new movie on the insular Brooklyn Hasidic community, "One of Us."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Martha Bakes [#802H] Coffee Shop Favorites Today on Martha Bakes, learn how to make three coffee shop favorites even better at home using more healthful ingredients: scrumptious apple cider doughnut cake made wholesome with whole-wheat flour and applesauce, tender maple-glazed pumpkin spelt scones, and dunk-worthy seeded graham biscotti. All guaranteed to garner rave reviews from coffee shop regulars! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1220H] Mingalaba Restaurant, The Brazen Head, 'aina Burmese flavors take us to Burlingame this week with stir-fry dishes that are neither too hot nor too spicy at Mingalaba Restaurant. But if you get a late-night hankering, while you're in the Cow Hollow district of San Francisco, the pub favorites at The Brazen Head are sure to hit the spot. Finally, we end with a love letter to the islands in the form of elevated Hawaiian cuisine at '?ina in San Francisco's Dogpatch. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary This documentary celebrates the impact of the preeminent trio that brought folk music to America's mass audiences, combining their artistry with their activism and inspiration over the last 50 years. It features powerful, moving, performances by Peter, Paul and Mary starting with the era of the group's emergence in Greenwich Village through the Civil Rights and anti-war eras where their anthems provided America's soundtrack of social and political change into the 21st century, where their legacy and music continues to inform, inspire and enrich successive generations - still providing a moral compass for the way we live our lives. duration 1:58:43   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    This Land Is Your Land (My Music) Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village. The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host. duration 1:28:03   STEREO
  • 5:30 am
    Music Voyager [#604H] Macon/Athens, Ga Music Voyager travels into the heartland of Georgia to understand the culture, arts and people that have helped create the 'sound' of America. From Macon to Athens, the home of Georgia University, this creative corridor of Georgia has spawned the likes of Otis Redding, Little Richards, The B52s, REM and others. Today, musicians such as Kishi Bashi, The Whigs and Otis Redding III call the region home, and they feature performances and adventures with these inspirational artists. duration 26:57   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1007H] Spooky Charms The Phantom Express - James tries to scare Percy by telling him that there's a ghost at Ulfstead Castle. Stephen reassures Percy that there is no such thing as ghosts, but James comes to the castle to try to scare them. Percy and Stephen end up falling into the moat! When James hears them whistling, he believes his own story and scares himself! Percy's Lucky Day - After a couple of mishaps, Percy feels like he has too much bad luck. Stephen lends Percy a lucky charm which helps him regain his confidence. But when Percy realizes that he doesn't have the charm with him, he has to find the confidence to help pull Bill and Ben back onto the rails without it. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#207H] Tough Enough/How Cool Is Coral * Tough Enough - Nick and Sally are trying to guess what animal is the toughest one - is it a lion? Oh no, it must be the enormous elephant! Why not at all, says The Cat. The toughest of all is a teeny tiny Waterbear. Huh? Off to meet Cat's friend Wally the Waterbear. After shrinking down in the Thingamajigger, they find Wally and start to play the Tough Enough game! Wally is tough enough to live anywhere, so it's off to Freeze Your Knees Snowland to test it out. Then they go to the super hot Gritchity-Gratch Desert, then even a trip into space! Wally can live anywhere! He really is the toughest of all!
    * How Cool is Coral - The Cat needs help! He needs to get his fish friend Ting Tang Tony back to his family. Off to Scoobamareen they go!Tony and Cat got distracted while he was drawing pictures of the beautiful coral that's all around them. Using Cat's drawings as a map,they swim to get Tony back home. Along the way they meet little polyps that live in the coral and learn that they actually helped to make it! They learn about how long it takes to make and how delicate it is. Luckily they soon find Tony's family and they're reunited. Back home Nick and Sally make their own coral drawings, cause you never know when the Cat might need help again!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#131H] Jet's First Halloween Sydney, Sean, and Mindy help Jet experience his first Halloween. They come up with a list of classic Halloween to-dos, including carving Jack-o-lanterns, dressing up in costumes, and collecting candy. Celery takes the kids on a quick trip to space to see what causes a lunar eclipse. Meanwhile, Mitchell Petersen is on the case to figure out what exactly is going on with that strange Propulsion family... / Sydney, Sean, and Mindy take Jet trick-or-treating, and along the way, they learn about the Red Moon effect from some of the neighborhood scientists. Carrot and Celery turn their garage into a haunted house, which is an unexpected hit with the neighborhood. Jet and Sunspot even make Mindy's Halloween wish come true by flying across the Red Moon as a witch and her cat on a broom. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#402] Panda Power Up! While checking out the endangered Giant panda, the Wild Kratts gets stranded in the bamboo forests of China without power to any of their vehicles or equipment. They must figure out how to 'power up' in time to help save the pandas, who are being turned into roboticized stuffed toys by the nefarious villain, Zach Varmitech. An 'ancient panda secret' just might lead to the creature power that will restart their engines and save the pandas. Science Concept: Alternative energy. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#107] Where Have All the Butterflies Gone?!/For the Birdies! Where Have All the Butterflies Gone?! Oh no! A long-awaited play date with Daisy's butterfly friends is at risk because there are no flowers around for the butterflies to feed on. When all seems lost, Nature Cat steps up to save the day. He and his pals decide to build a new butterfly garden before the butterflies have to fly off. For the Birdies! - With winter approaching, and the neighborhood birds' food sources dwindling, Nature Cat, Squeeks, Hal and Daisy set out to build bird feeders, to give the birds a much needed food boost for the winter months. But building the feeders and setting out the food is much easier said than done! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#304] Mulch Ado About Nothing/What Goes Up * Mulch Ado About Nothing - The secret to Bill's amazing garden is the compost he uses to feed his plants. George tries to make his own compost, but soon discovers that he's made a stinky mess! The Renkins teach George that proper compost consists of dirt, water, and air with only certain foods (no meat or dairy). In the city, George sees that the plants in the apartment need food. George prepares a hearty "meal" in the living room...using all the containers he can find. When the Man with the Yellow Hat wakes up to a strange odor, he follows his nose to the compost! The neighbors are delighted that George made enough for all the plants in the building. Educational Objective: To learn what compost is, how it can be made, and how it may be used to fertilize plants.
    * What Goes Up - It's "Reuse Your Junk Day" and George and the Man with the Yellow Hat have one last pickup before they go to the lake. But when they arrive at Renkins' Farm, they find a mountain of junk piled in the Renkins' living room. There's no way they'll finish the job before the suns goes down, which means no lake for George. While the Man is taking a load to the collection center, George discovers that he can use the ironing board as a lever to launch the junk out of the living room and onto the front yard. Soon, all the pigs, chickens, and squirrels are ducking for cover! George's ingenious invention got all the junk outside, but it's scattered everywhere! Did this little monkey cause more work for himself? Educational Objective: To develop an understanding of how levers work.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Curious George [#307] George Digs Worms/Everything Old Is New Again * George Digs Worms - Why is Bill yelling at a mound of dirt? He's worm racing! George turns to a pile of decomposed leaves to find his own prize worm and challenges Bill's "Fast Freddy" to a race. Pretty soon, the entire countryside catches worm-racing fever and watch as George's worm, named "Ooh Ooh Ahh Ahh," races its way to the championship. But when Mr. Quint takes the wrong lunchbox on his fishing trip, George's worm farm is in danger of becoming fish bait! Can George save his slimy friends in time for the championship race? * Everything Old is New Again - The city is awarding the "Golden Arrows Award" to the building that collects the most recycling. George is eager to help-once he learns what recycling actually is, of course. The building's Doorwoman next door turns out to be tough competition, so George hunts down recycling materials from everywhere he can think of. The only problem is, he doesn't know that he only recycle products after they've been used! Will the tenants with the missing recyclables forgive a monkey who's not just trying to win a contest, but also save the environment? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#317] Daniel Loves Tigey/Daniel Needs Tigey at School Daniel Loves Tigey - Daniel gets upset when Margaret spills juice on his favorite stuffed animal, Tigey. Daniel learns how he can make himself feel better when he's upset. Daniel Needs Tigey at School - Daniel is having a hard day at school, but he knows just how to make himself feel better: by hugging his Tigey! Strategy: When you're upset you can find a way to feel better. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#319] King Daniel for the Day King Daniel for the Day In this special full-length episode, Daniel Tiger is curious about what it's like to be King. There's only one way to find out? King Friday makes Daniel "King for the Day!" On his royal mission, Daniel discovers that the most important part of being King is being kind to his neighbors. Strategy: You can choose to be kind. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#120] Chompy's New Foods/Cloning Around Chompy the Parrotfish decides she doesn't want to eat only algae anymore when she sees Splash and his friends eating a variety of things found in the water column (plankton, etc.) The others have to get Chompy back on her normal eating plan before the reef gets overrun with algae! / Bubbles and Ripple meet a jellyfish. However, when they bring Splash and Dunk to meet her, they discover she doesn't remember them at all. The kids learn that what they thought was one jellyfish were actually two identical clones of each other. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#123] Yuck Or Treat/The Thing from Above The Reef After visiting a spooky cave, Splash and his friends visit the spookiest place they know, the cave of the old hagfish, who lives deep in the abyss. / Dunk gets spooked by a creature in his home and thinks it's a monster, only to discover a Baby Sea Urchin who is hiding from a giant "Thing" that circles in the waters above the reef - Mayor Sting! duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4709H] Norberts Birthday Rosita, Zoe and Grover give Norbert the Robot a surprise birthday party to show how much they care about him. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4705] Having A Ball When Saul the Ball is disappointed that he can't play ball with Elmo and Rosita inside the house, Elmo and Rosita help him use his imagination to play other games. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Super Why! [#135Z] The Ghost Who Was Afraid of Halloween It's Halloween in Storybrook Village and Pig is so frightened, he won't go Trick or Treating with his friends! The Super Readers pay a storybook visit to Little Ghost, who's a bit of a scaredy cat himself, to teach him there's more to Halloween than meets the eye! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Peg + Cat [#113H] The Parade Problem/The Halloween Problem The Parade Problem - Park. Peg and Cat need to sort out recyclables to clean up the park in time for the nursery school's Halloween Parade. Primary Content: Sorting; Secondary Content: Estimating.
    The Halloween Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. While trick or treating, Peg and Cat find themselves pursued by a metal monster. Later they teach fair sharing to a "friend" who turns out to be a real tiger! Primary Content: Fair Sharing; Secondary Content: Positional relationships (in front of/behind).
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#407H] Spooky Tree/Spinosaurus Super Model * "Spooky Tree" - Shiny invites Annie Tyrannosaurus to Pteranodon Terrace for a sleepover, but all Annie wants to do is investigate the "spooky tree" that Don says "comes alive at night." All Shiny wants to do is stay as far away from the tree as possible. Can the kids get to the bottom of the mysterious tree, and figure out if it really comes alive at night? Educational Objectives: A wide variety of organisms produce light inside their bodies, and this light can be used for a variety of purposes. Some creatures have a chemical reaction in their bodies called "bio-luminescence," which causes them to glow. This bioluminescence can serve different functions, including camouflage, luring of prey, mimicry of other animals, and warnings for potential predators that the glowing critter is unpalatable..
    * "Spinosaurus Super Model" - When Don stumbles across a stick that looks exactly like Old Spinosaurus, he's determined to have the grumpy old dinosaur pose for his sculpture (so he can get the Spinosaurus's features exactly right). But when they arrive at Old Spinosaurus's home, he makes it clear that there's no way he's posing for anything. Can Don convince Old Spinosaurus to pose for his sculpture, or will Don have to come up with another plan? Educational Objectives: Spinosaurus, a gigantic theropod from the Cretaceous period, was the world's largest land carnivore, and the only Mesozoic dinosaur truly built for living in the water versus on land (as opposed to going into the water to cool off, for example).
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#131H] Jet's First Halloween Sydney, Sean, and Mindy help Jet experience his first Halloween. They come up with a list of classic Halloween to-dos, including carving Jack-o-lanterns, dressing up in costumes, and collecting candy. Celery takes the kids on a quick trip to space to see what causes a lunar eclipse. Meanwhile, Mitchell Petersen is on the case to figure out what exactly is going on with that strange Propulsion family... / Sydney, Sean, and Mindy take Jet trick-or-treating, and along the way, they learn about the Red Moon effect from some of the neighborhood scientists. Carrot and Celery turn their garage into a haunted house, which is an unexpected hit with the neighborhood. Jet and Sunspot even make Mindy's Halloween wish come true by flying across the Red Moon as a witch and her cat on a broom. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17293H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12080H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23219H] (original air date 10/19/2017) A discussion about Bitcoin. Guest host Jeff Glor is joined by Catherine Wood, founder, C.E.O. and C.I.O. of Ark Investment Management; Paul Vigna, reporter at the Wall Street Journal and the co-author of "The Age of Cryptocurrency"; and Lily Katz, a reporter at Bloomberg News.
    *Next, Rich Cohen shares his new book, "The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse."
    *We conclude with director Heidi Ewing and her new movie on the insular Brooklyn Hasidic community, "One of Us."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36210H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17293H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12080H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#503H] duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 7:30 pm
    Washington Week [#5716H] A bipartisan proposal drafted by Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., would restore health insurance subsidies and provide short-term fixes to the insurance marketplaces. The approximately $9 billion per year would help pay the out-of-pocket costs for millions of low-income Americans covered by the Affordable Care Act exchanges. President Trump's support for the bill has wavered throughout the week as the White House and many Republicans in Congress remain committed to repealing and replacing Obamacare.
    *Jeff Zeleny of CNN, Yamiche Alcindor of The New York Times and Molly Ball of The Atlantic will discuss the ongoing efforts to stabilize health care exchanges and the impact on budget and tax negotiations.
    *Two weeks after an ISIS ambush in Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, the details remain murky about what caused the deadliest combat mission of Trump's presidency. The conflicting accounts of President Trump's condolence call with the widow of one of the soldiers has erupted into a war of words between the White House and a Democratic congresswoman. Many politicians and military officials are worried about the politicization of the deaths of U.S. service members and the grief of Gold Star families in the wake of the controversy.
    *Nancy Youssef of The Wall Street Journal will report on the deadly attack in West Africa and wider concerns about how families of fallen soldiers are comforted.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:00 pm
    Great Performances [#4109#] She Loves Me Enjoy Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's classic 1963 musical of two feuding clerks in a Budapest parfumerie who don't realize they're romantic pen pals. Roundabout's 2016 production stars Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel. duration 2:26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    Third Rail with Ozy [#107] Emmy Award-winner Carlos Watson moderates an electrifying debate on a provocative topic each week with experts and celebrities. Digital and studio audiences contribute to each debate, accompanied by ongoing social media conversations. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 pm
    Film School Shorts [#507H] Hidden Passions We all harbor secrets we're afraid to share with the world, but sometimes, you just have to take a leap of faith: Festus by Shawn Snyder and Yeah Kowalski! by Evan Roberts. duration 28:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:30 pm
    Charlie Rose - The Week [#515H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23220H] (original air date 10/20/2017) An update on the week in politics with Mike Allen, co-founder of Axios.
    *We continue with professor Graham Allison of the Harvard Kennedy School. His latest article in the Wall Street Journal is called "Behold the New Emperor of China."
    *We conclude with an interview and performance from Zac Brown.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
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XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
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