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KQED 9: Friday, March 16, 2018

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

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Friday, March 16, 2018
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#169] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    Beyond 100 Days [#143H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Martha Bakes [#906H] Eastern European Cookies One thing Eastern Europe is known for are the treasured recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. On today's show, Martha shares a special memory of her mother teaching the recipe for a family favorite, Polish chrusciki. Then she shows Russian goose feet that owe their feather-light texture to secret ingredient, jam-filled kolaches, and pryaniki which get their name from the Russian word for well-spiced. Special treats your family will adore! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1112H] Bridges, Blue Line Pizza, Postino Dine on Cal Cuisine at the place where Mrs. Doubtfire ate, in the heart of Danville at Bridges Restaurant and Bar. Then tuck into Chicago-style deep dish pizza with a side of beer or cocktails in San Carlos at Blue Line Pizza. Lastly, rustic comfort food with an Italian twist is discovered in a beautiful Lafayette hillside setting at Postino. . duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Mister Rogers: It's You I Like Celebrate "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," the children's series that premiered nationally 50 years ago. duration 1:28:02   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Rick Steves Special [#109] European Festivals In RICK STEVES SPECIAL: EUROPEAN FESTIVALS, Rick travels throughout the Continent celebrating the top 10 festivals, each one rich with tradition, great food and fun. In Spain, Rick runs the bulls in Pamplona and dances with locals at the April Fair in Seville. He also dons a mask in Venice for Carnival, which first began in 1162, and cheers on the horses at The Palio di Siena in Italy. Continuing the celebration across Europe, Rick hoists a frothy stein at Munich's Oktoberfest, tosses a caber (a large tapered pole) at a Scottish Highland Games, and joins several European families for their traditional Easter and Christmas observances. duration 1:28:22   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Rick Steves' Tasty Europe In RICK STEVES' TASTY EUROPE, travel expert and globetrotter Rick Steves eats his merry way through Europe. One delightful taste at a time, he shows how food is a prime ingredient in what defines cultures all across the Continent. Join Rick as he slurps seasonal raw herring in Holland and then savors a farm-to-table country feast with a noble family in Tuscany. Rick and his team then drink some local firewater during the salad course in Bulgaria, and enjoy the elegant simplicity of steak tartare and foie gras in the garden of a French chateau. From dining al fresco in Rome, to joining the locals on a Madrid pub crawl, to learning the secrets of a wine lover's enoteca in Verona, Rick learns that slowing down to truly appreciate what you eat is an essential part of any great travel experience. With this special, the welcomes are warm, the kitchens are jammin' and the tables are set .. and you are an honored guest. Sure, there are a lot of calories - but they're far from empty, and you'll never forget this progressive feast. duration 27:52   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Chef Paul Prudhomme: Louisiana Legend The 30-minute special, CHEF PAUL PRUDHOMME: LOUISIANA LEGEND, celebrates the life of the restaurateur, author, entrepreneur and television personality, who passed away in October of 2015. The program features interviews with longtime colleagues, including chef Paul Miller, executive chef of K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen in New Orleans; chef Frank Brigtsen, first night chef of K-Paul's; Marty Cosgrove of Magic Seasoning Blends; and Ella Brennan and Ti Martin of the James Beard Award-winning Commander's Palace - the restaurant where chef Paul first fused Cajun country and Creole sophistication as executive chef in the late 1970's. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#419] Animals Who Live to Be 100 Years Old The Wild Kratts crew lament the extinction of different animals in recent history and how they'll never ever be able to see them. Aviva decides that it's finally time to unveil her most secret invention yet - the Time Trampoline! Using the trampoline, the Wild Kratts jump back in time to meet the extinct Dodo Bird of Mauritius. But once there, they run into Gourmand's ancestor, who decides Dodos are definitely on the menu! It's Wild Kratts to the rescue! Science Concept: Extinction - different types of animals can go extinct and disappear from the planet in a number of ways - habitat loss, overhunting, etc. Once an animal goes extinct, it is lost forever. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#208H] Secrets of the Spider's Web When the creature adventuring Kratt Brothers take a nasty tumble, the Wild Kratts sets off on a mission to find and recreate one of the greatest of all biotech engineering secrets. Spider silk. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#120H] Date Night/Face on the Fritz * Date Night - When Jet realizes that it's the anniversary of Carrot and Celery's first date, he wants to recreate that first picnic they had on one of Bortron 7's moons. The kids all get involved to help create the perfect date night. Curriculum: It's hard to have a picnic anywhere in the Solar System besides Earth - here we're not too near or too far from the Sun, so the temperature is just right, plus we have liquid oceans and a breathable atmosphre. Anywhere else, you'd definitely have a hard time enjoying a picnic outdoors.
    * Face on the Fritz - When the kids are trying to build a new pet house for Sunspot and FACE 9000 gives them mixed-up directions, they learn that it is time for FACE 9000 to get upgraded. In the meantime FACE 9000's "substitute," the "DATA-BOX," is an old Earth computer from the early 1980s. The kids need to learn how to give instructions in the way computers understand, putting them in charge of using technology in an active way. When FACE 9000 comes back, they have learned to appreciate him, as well as to be more independent thinkers.Curriculum: Technology has advanced greatly since the days of the giant computers that guided man to the moon in 1969. However, even though technology is very useful, it is still a tool, not an end in itself, and people still need to know how to monitor and program it.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Camping! The Little Cats join The Cat in the Hat, Fish, Nick and Sally on a fun and frenzied outdoor adventure as they camp, hike and paddle their way to Fish's family reunion! duration 58:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#706H] George and Allie's Lawn Service/Curious George's Scavenger Hunt * George and Allie's Lawn Service - George and Allie are crazy about Mr.Renkins' new kids -- baby goats named Suzy and Sammy. But when the goats keep escaping their pen and chewing on everything in sight, can George and Allie find a way to keep their new friends penned up?
    *Curious George's Scavenger Hunt - It's a race around the city as George, Marco, and Chef Pisghetti go on a shape-finding scavenger hunt to raise money for the animal shelter. They find rectangles, stars, and circles, but how are they ever going to find 100 diamonds?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:00 am
    Pinkalicious & Peterrific [#109] Snow Fairy/to Catch A Leaf A freak snowstorm leaves Pinkville covered in pink snow - pinkamazing! Pinkalicious, Peter and Jasmine spend the day sculpting a snow fairy - Frostina. But the sun comes out and starts to melt the snow! Can Pinkalicious find a way to make Frostina last all year? / According to Rafael, if a falling leaf lands on your shoulder, you get a wish. However, it's autumn and only one leaf remains. Will Pinkalicious be able get her wish? Maybe, if she can dance her way to make the leaf land on her shoulder. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#217] So Many Feelings/Daniel's Many Feelings So Many Feelings - Daniel is playing at school with Katerina and Prince Wednesday, but Prince Wednesday won't stop pretending to be a scary bear. That makes Daniel feel mad...but he's surprised to learn that Katerina and Prince Wednesday don't feel the same way. Daniel realizes the importance of sharing how you feel with your friends. Daniel's Many Feelings - Daniel is helping Dad with errands around the Neighborhood and Daniel identifies his many feelings as the day unfolds. It's amazing how many different things you can feel in one day! Strategy: It helps to say what you're feeling. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#218] Daniel Feels Two Feelings/The Neighborhood Carnival Daniel Feels Two Feelings - Up, up and away! Daniel, Katerina, and O are excited to fly a kite, but get frustrated when they can't keep the kite in the air. They find out that it's ok to feel two feelings at the same time. The Neighborhood Carnival - The Neighborhood Carnival is in town, and Daniel can't stop thinking about riding the Ferris wheel for the very first time. But when he gets to the carnival, he feels both excited and scared. Will Daniel ride the Ferris wheel, or wait until next year? Strategy: Sometimes you feel two feelings at the same time... and that's okay. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#124] Bubbles' Little Friend/Mrs. Tidy Bubbles learns that every drop of ocean water is full of life, and decides to take in a nanoplankton friend who is invisible to everyone, including her. / Tidy meticulously cleans up the kelp forest in anticipation of the arrival of his new partner, a female garibaldi fish named Neat. Splash and his friends, however, get Mrs. Tidy mixed up with another fish, who's not an easy fit in the kelp forest. When the real Mrs. Tidy (Neat) arrives, she is very impressed with Tidy's clean algae bed, and appreciates the kelp forest. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4704] Super Sitters Grover and Cookie Monster help Chris babysit and learn how to take care of a baby. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Super Why! [#128Z] Sleeping Beauty Ahoy Matey! Yo, ho, ho and...a cup of tea?! Uh oh, Princess Pea wants to play Tea Party but Pig and his brothers would like her to play Pirates! The Super Readers travel into the famous story of Sleeping Beauty to speak with a Princess who loves sleeping just as much as Princess Pea loves tea parties! The Super Readers apply their literacy powers to wake Sleeping Beauty...and wake her...and wake her again! Can they convince their new friend that there's more to life than snoozing or will she always find other activities a big snore? Educational Objectives: To learn to have an open mind! The alphabet is uncovered and young viewers rhyme with "ell" words, practice the magic of spelling as well as use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#403] What's at the Center of the Earth Troglobites!/Minerals! "What's at the Center of the Earth? Troglobites!" - The Drill Engine Train burrows into an underground limestone cave, where the Pteranodon Family meets some strange creatures without eyes called "troglobites." In a contest to see who would make the best troglobite, Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, and Don participate in a treasure hunt - with their eyes closed! The kids have to rely on their other senses (with some guidance from the actual troglobites) to navigate the cave and find the prize. Story A Educational Objectives: A speleologist is someone who studies caves. Also, there are creatures called troglobites whose bodies are specially adapted for living in deep caves without any light. "What's at the Center of the Earth? Minerals!" - While digging even further underground, the drill bit on the Drill Engine Train breaks. The Pteranodon Family find themselves in the Cave of Giant Crystals, where they learn all about rocks and crystals (what they are, how they're different, how they form). In order to get back home, the Pteranodon Family has to fix the drill bit by finding a mineral harder than the mineral that broke the bit in the first place. Story B Educational Objectives: Minerals form naturally in the Earth and are made of the same thing all the way through, while rocks are made up of a bunch of different kinds of minerals. Minerals come in thousands of different types (more than 4000 to be more exact), many of which form large and beautiful crystals, some of which are harder than others. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Peg + Cat [#138] The T-Ball Problem/The Bus Problem The T-Ball Problem - Purple Planet. Peg's T-Ball Team, the Mighty Nine, have no chance against a team of Aliens all-stars -- Unless Peg can use the Aliens' T-ball cards to predict where they'll hit. The Bus Problem - The Farm. When the Electric Eleven perform on the farm, the 100 chickens swipe the band's bus and drive it around the world! Peg and Cat use position words to keep up with them. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Brain Secrets with Dr. Michael Merzenich duration 1:28:23   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17075H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12185] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    History Detectives [#602] * Red Hand Flag - During her last active duty posting with the Army at Ft. Jackson, a Desert Storm veteran from South Carolina learned about a local, all-but-forgotten African-American infantry regiment in WWI. Years later, she purchased a worn red-white-red striped flag with a red felted hand sewn in the center and small U.S. flags sewn in the corner. The contributor would like to know if her flag was carried into battle by one of the few African-American infantry regiments that fought in WWI under the command of the French. These unsung heroes of the Great War exhibited extraordinary heroism in battle and were highly decorated by the French. If this particular flag has French origins, though, why is it red-white-red-striped and not blue-white-red like the tricolor French flag? Elyse Luray heads to Columbia, South Carolina, to link this mysterious flag to the legacy of the Red Hand Division and its wartime triumphs.
    * Seth Eastman Painting - A Decatur, Illinois, man purchased a painting that depicts a scene of traditional Native-American life. The contributor, a longtime student of the history of the American West, says the image appealed to him because it was strangely familiar, almost iconic in its imagery. The painting bears the initials "S.E." and the seller's Web page reads "Seth Eastman, American Painting, Oil on Canvas." Could this painting be an authentic work of artist and military officer Seth Eastman - and an accurate depiction of Native-American life in the mid-1800s? Tukufu Zuberi travels to historic Fort Snelling in Minnesota to examine how Eastman carried out government policies of Native-American removal while capturing on canvas what he believed was a doomed way of life.
    * Isleton Tong - The president of the historical society in Isleton, California, has inherited a two-story wooden building with tin sides that she believes once housed a Chinese Tong. In the late 1800s, Chinese immigrants risked everything to start a new life in America. But Americans who feared losing jobs to the new, cheap labor turned the land of opportunity hostile. Chinatowns burned, ethnic slurs flew and Congress prohibited Chinese laborers from entering or working in the country. For outcast Chinese, Tongs were places of protection and solidarity during this time of chaos, where they could worship, study and settle legal disputes peacefully. In the newspapers, the Tongs were secretive centers of gangland warfare, opium deals and gambling. Was there a Tong operating inside Isleton's once-booming Chinatown? If so, what happened there? Gwen Wright heads to the Sacramento Delta and to San Francisco to unravel the mystery of the Chinese Tong.
    duration 56:15   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#37055] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17075H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12185] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#521H] duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 7:30 pm
    Washington Week [#5737] duration 24:10   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1911B] Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities is a documentary and interactive project that explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in American history, culture, and national identity. Today, over half of all African American professionals are graduates of HBCUs. More than 50% of the nation's African American public school teachers and 70% of African American dentists earned degrees at HBCUs. The film brings to a broad national audience for the first time the story of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of intolerance and injustice. duration 1:58:03   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 10:00 pm
    Food: What The Heck Should I Eat? with Mark Hyman, MD Did you know that oatmeal actually isn't a healthy way to start the day? That milk doesn't build bones, and eggs aren't the devil? In Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?, Dr. Mark Hyman looks at every food group and explains what we've gotten wrong, revealing which foods nurture our health and which pose a threat. He also explains food's crucial role in functional medicine and how food systems and policies affect our environmental and personal health. With myth-busting insights, easy-to-understand science, and delicious, wholesome recipes, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? is a no-nonsense guide to achieving optimal weight and lifelong health. Eating real food doesn't have to be complicated. Dr. Hyman is going to show us the principles of healthy eating by walking through each of the major food catefories - from meats to beverages and everything in between. Dr. Hyman tells the viewer exactly what foods to focus on and what to avoid. He will provide easy steps to get started, taking out all of the guess work of putting together meals. As a bonus, Dr. Hyman will also explain how food is one of the greatest contributors to global warming and pollution, then he will show us what foods will take less of a toll on our environment and our health. duration 1:56:53   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#170] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    BBC World News On PBS [#111H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
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