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KQED 9: Thursday, February 22, 2018

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.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#153] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    Beyond 100 Days [#130H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Yan Can Cook: Chengdu [#102H] duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#609H] Pork Store Cafe, Pizzaiolo, Zarzuela Diners start the day right with a hearty breakfast at a spot called Pork Store Cafe in San Francisco. Then head off to Pizzaiolo in Oakland for some of the best wood fired pizzas using organic, local products. For the last stop, take pleasure in the tantalizing flavors of traditional tapas and Spanish dishes at Zarzuela in San Francisco. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#3508] The Last Rhino Meet Sudan, the last male of his kind, the northern white rhino, living in a Kenyan sanctuary under 24-hour armed guard. Trace his harrowing journey as scientists and animal experts race to save the species before it dies out forever. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Nova [#4506] Prediction by the Numbers Discover how predictions underpin nearly every aspect of our lives and why some succeed spectacularly while others fail. Explore entertaining real-world challenges and join experts as they tackle that age-old question: Can we forecast the future? duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Impossible Builds [#103] The Floating House Follow the build to make living beneath the waves into a reality as a team in Dubai attempts to construct a floating house combining the best of land and marine design. Will they achieve the impossible? duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Live from the Artists Den [#1203H] Lady Antebellum The multi-platinum trio performs at the historic United Palace in Washington Heights. Surrounded by the rococo detail of the vaudeville theater-turned-church and cultural center, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood keep fans on their feet for their fourteen-song set that covers both their catalog of smash singles ("Need You Now," "Love Don't Live Here Anymore") and songs from their upcoming album, HEART BREAK, even adding a horn section for their funky new single "You Look Good." duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#126H] Caracal-Minton The Wild Kratts crew is playing badminton on the African savannah when a high jumping wildcat called a caracal steals the birdie. And this is no ordinary birdie - it is Aviva's precious family heirloom. As they rush to get back the treasure from an elusive, leaping Caracal cat, they learn how the caracal's musculature is specifically designed stalking and leaping- a perfect example of the concept of "form for function." Inspired by this Aviva perfects the caracal power for the Creature Power Suit and leaps off to retrieve Aviva's special birdie and rescue some caracal kittens who get into trouble along the way. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#127] Zig-Zagged Chris and Martin get caught in the middle of a Zebra stampede, and when the dust clears, a lone baby Zebra is left behind. The Wild Kratts must find the young zebra's herd and return him to his mom. Along the way, they learn the secrets of patterns in the creature world and how the zebra's stripes are critical to a special defense called "confusion camouflage." duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#112] What's Up with Saturn's Rings?/Sunspot's Night Out What's Up with Saturn's Rings? - Celery takes Jet, Sydney, and Sean on a trip to explore Saturn's rings to learn what they're made of. Curriculum: Saturn has more than 12 rings that are made of mostly ice. The ice pieces range from microscopic to very large chunks. The rings appear to be revolving with Saturn at the same speed but it's thought that the individual rings revolve at different speeds. Sunspot's Night Out - When Sunspot goes missing in the neighborhood, Sydney, Sean, and Jet use the North Star to navigate their way to where he is. Curriculum: The North Star is often used for navigation due to its constant position in our sky. It isn't the brightest star, but unlike the other stars, it seems to remain at a fixed location in the sky. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#108H] Rain Game/No Sssweater Is Better * Rain Game - Sally wants to water the plants in her backyard, but it's hot and sunny outside. They need rain, and lots of it! Good thing the Cat in the Hat knows exactly where to go to get some: the rain forest! With the assistance of some toucans and the singing of howler monkeys, they explore each level of the rain forest, eventually reaching the top and the rain!
    * No SSSweater is Better - Nick's favorite sweater is too small and he doesn't want to change it. The Cat in the Hat has a friend with the exact same problem! He brings them to meet Slyde the snake who shows Nick and Sally how he sheds his skin when it gets too small for him.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#202] Stop and Hear The Cicadas/Cold-Blooded duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#509H] Follow That Boat/Windmill Monkey * Follow That Boat - Steve needs an A to pass his history class and his model papyrus boat is sure to make the grade. George helps him test the boat in Endless Park's pond, but a sudden rainstorm sweeps it down the sewer grate! While searching for the boat, Steve and George learn that debris from the street ends up in the ocean. Will they ever find Steve's little boat in the big ocean or will he be taking history again next year? Educational Objective: To recognize that waste needs to be disposed of properly to prevent unnecessary harm to the environment. To learn about a manmade system designed to reduce man's impact on the environment by working to maintain a clean and healthy environment.
    * Windmill Monkey - George proudly finishes planting his rooftop garden when he turns around to find that Compass and his friends have eaten all the seeds. The scarecrow overlooking the garden didn't scare them at all! While buying more seeds, George spots a windmill and learns how the wind can power just about anything. The inspired monkey sets out to create the world's first wind powered scarecrow in hopes that will keep his seeds safe. But some things are more easily planned than done! Educational Objective: To recognize wind as an alternative and renewable source of energy capable of doing work.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:00 am
    Pinkalicious & Peterrific [#103] duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#131] Neighbor Day In this half hour special Daniel learns how good it feels to be neighborly and that one kind act can lead to many. His first good deed starts a chain reaction of kindness all around the Neighborhood, culminating with the declaration of "Neighbor Day"! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#134] Line Leader Daniel/Neighborhood Jobs Line Leader Daniel: The children are getting new classroom jobs at school. Daniel really wants to be line leader! When he doesn't get the job he wanted, Daniel is disappointed. Soon he learns that all of the jobs are necessary to keep the classroom running smoothly. Neighborhood Jobs: Daniel and Mom Tiger are visiting the library today. Unfortunately, X the Owl isn't feeling very well and needs to go to the doctor. Daniel learns the importance of all the Neighborhood jobs when he and Mom Tiger fill in as librarian for X so he can go see Dr. Anna. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#120H] 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 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4718] Counting Hats Elmo and Zoe compete to see who can wear the most hats on their head. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Super Why! [#207] Jasper's Cowboy Wish Howdy Partner! Whyatt and his friends are playing cowboys, but Pig can't join in because he doesn't know what cowboys do. The super readers jump into the tale Jasper's Cowboy Wish and make the acquaintance of a cowpoke named Jasper who's desperate to become a rompin' stompin' cowboy if only he could get the hang of it! When Jasper must use his cowboy skills to save the day, will he be a hero.. .or will this be his last roundup? Educational Objectives: To explore the Old West. Young viewers will sing the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, learn what the word saddle means, and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#224] Dome-Headed Dinosaur/Treasure Hunt The Pteranodon kids and their dome-headed friend Spikey Stygimoloch meet a brother and sister, Patrick and Pamela Pachycephalosaurus, two dinosaurs with enormous dome heads. Spikey bonds with the Pachycephalosaurus. Patrick and Pamela are athletes who invite our kids, Mom, and Spikey along to watch them use their impressive dome heads to play a volleyball type sport called, Dome Ball. Don has a large collection of things he's found in nature, but he's missing one hard-to-locate item - amber. On the Dinosaur Train, Don and the other Pteranodon kids find out that Gilbert is also looking for amber. At Amber Arroyo caves, Don and Gilbert separately search for and find amber, eventually bonding over their discoveries. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Peg + Cat [#129H] The Sushi Problem/The Highlight Zone Problem The Sushi Problem - Japan. Peg and Cat help Aki pursue a tricky thief through the Japanese countryside, making use of their Ninja skills and three mysterious clues.
    The Highlight Zone Problem - Peg's Room/the Highlight Zone. Peg and Cat find their world turned black and white! They must identify ten things that are the wrong size or shape, before they will be allowed to leave - the Highlight Zone.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama [#101] The Beginning The story of the Jewish experience begins 3000 years ago with the emergence of a tribal people in a contested land and their extraordinary book, the Hebrew Bible, a chronicle of their stormy relationship with a faceless, formless, jealous God. It was loyalty to this "God of Words" that defined the distinct identity of the ancient Jews and preserved it despite all that history could throw their way - war, invasion, deportation, enslavement, exile and assimilation. The story unfolds with a dazzling cast of historical characters: Sigmund Freud dying in exile in London; Victorian evangelicals and explorers following "in the footsteps" of Moses; Jewish mercenaries living, prospering and intermarrying in the pagan land of Egypt; Messianic Jews dreaming of the Apocalypse; and a Jewish historian, Josephus, who witnessed first-hand the moment when the apocalypse finally came and the Romans destroyed the Jewish High Temple in Jerusalem. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17053H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12169] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    History Detectives [#704H] * Sideshow Babies - A Colorado woman has a silver baby cup engraved "Patricia - 1933. A Century of Progress Chicago." She hopes this 1933 Chicago World's Fair souvenir can unlock the mystery of her mother's unusual start in life. Family lore holds that the Chicago Public Health Board took premature Patricia from her shoebox cradle at home and put her in an incubator at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. Why were babies exhibited at the fair? Elyse Luray learns about the forgotten doctor who brought life-saving incubator technology to the United States at the turn of the 20th century.
    * Lubin Photos - A contributor from Branford, Florida, inherited two bulging photo albums, dated 1914 to 1916, that contain hundreds of photos of old silent film stars and a behind-the-scenes look into an enormous film studio empire - not in Hollywood, but Philadelphia. She received the albums from a distant relative, Herbie Lubin. One of the books holds many Western scenes, including a cowboy character captioned "Herbert Lubin." Other captions refer to the Siegmund Lubin Studios. Who was Siegmund Lubin? And was Herbie a movie star? Tukufu Zuberi takes viewers on an excursion through an early movie mogul's dramatic rise and fall.
    * Navajo Rug - At auction, a contributor bought a rug whose woven designs intrigued him. A Southwest American history buff, he's fascinated by the rug's central figure of a man with a feathered head holding lightning bolts. He believes the figure was never meant to be captured by a loom. Did the weaver violate a taboo? Who wove the rug? Guest host Eduardo Pagan meets with a Navajo medicine man and a traditional Navajo weaver and travels to Crownpoint, New Mexico, long considered the center of Navajo weaving. Finally, HD visits a textile historian to find out who may have been behind this controversial design.
    duration 56:05   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#37039] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17053H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12169] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#903H] North American Cookie Since you can never have enough cookies, Martha updates three mouthwatering classics: maple cream sandwich cookies with buttery shortbread and a rich maple cream, an amped up chocolate chip cookie made with an astonishing amount of chocolate chips, and when it comes to oatmeal raisin cookies, bigger is always better! Something delicious for everyone! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1107H] Backdoor Bistro and Wine Bar, Kingdom of Dumpling, John Ash and Co. Restaurant Local chef, born and bred in the East Bay, sources local farm fresh ingredients for her California-casual spot at Backdoor Bistro & Wine Bar in Vacaville. Then a San Francisco hole-in-the-wall eatery serves-up tongue-burning, steaming-morsels at Kingdom of Dumpling. Finally, elegant, sophisticated and seasonal wine country cuisine excels at John Ash & Co. Restaurant in Santa Rosa. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Pavlo Live In Kastoria Known for its picturesque lakes, the mountains of Greece come alive with the sounds of Pavlo's mediterranean guitar music. International recording artist PAVLO returns to Greece for a spectacular concert featuring old favorites and new classics. Pavlo has thrilled audiences throughout the United States and Canada where he was named TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR. He has been nominated for several JUNO AWARDS for unique world guitar music, performed for PRINCE CHARLES, and most recently was the headline artist at the WORLD MUSIC stage at the closing of the PAN AMERICAN GAMES in Toronto. This one hour public television special features Pavlo's greatest hits including "Cafe Kastoria" and "Santorini Sunset" as well as loved classics "Never On Sunday", Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind", "Zorba" and "Acropolis Adieu." Pavlo is joined on the stage by guest stars G. Pinto and Remigio Pereira from the THE TENORS, who sings and performs on guitar. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Great Performances [#4110B] The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live duration 1:56:52   STEREO
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#154] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    Beyond 100 Days [#131H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
Thursday, February 22, 2018

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      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 17, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

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KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
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Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

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PBS Kids

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

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KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.