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KQED 9: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#171] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    Beyond 100 Days [#144H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Food Flirts [#102H] Pastrami Meets Ramen Join the sisters as they learn how artisan pastrami is crafted, take a ramen noodle and broth-making lesson, teach viewers about the Jewish comfort food noodle kugel and then give birth to the pastrami ramen noodle kugel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#906H] Massimo's, Old Jerusalem Restaurant, Baker Street Bistro To start the show we head to Fremont and Massimo's for Italian dishes straight from Nona's cookbook. Then, it's off to San Francisco's Mission district for a taste of the Holy Land at a not so easy-to-spot eatery, Old Jerusalem Restaurant. Also in San Francisco, Francophiles unite where charming decor and perfect Parisian fare wow at Baker Street Bistro in Cow Hollow. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Antiques Roadshow [#2003H] Spokane, Hour Three Journey to Spokane to learn about treasures like a 1938 Snow White banner, a Chinese huanghuali cosmetic case and an 1860 John J. Audubon chromolithograph. Which is the night's big find? duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Jackie Robinson [#101H] Part One Robinson rises from humble origins to integrate Major League Baseball, performing brilliantly despite the threats and abuse he faces on and off the field and, in the process, challenges the prejudiced notions of what a black man can achieve. duration 1:54:59   SRND51 TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Makers [#201] Women In Comedy Track the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the "dangerous" comedy of 70s sitcoms like "Maude" to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom to today's multifaceted landscape. Today, movies like Bridesmaids break box office records and the women of "Saturday Night Live" are often more famous than their male counterparts. Contemporary comics, including Chelsea Handler, Mo'Nique, Sarah Silverman, Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch and Kathy Griffin, talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#421] This Orca Likes Sharks The Kratt Bros discover a message in a bottle telling them about an old wily orca who only eats large sharks. They find this hard to believe, so with the help of Aviva's Dolphin Decoder, modified to speak Orca, the Wild Kratts go in search of the orca who likes sharks! Science Concept : Predator/Prey relationship. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#422] Baby Tooth & Kid Musky When the Wild Kratts begin to talk about predator and prey, the Kratt Bros decide to split up to investigate the lives of being a predator and a prey. But when they each befriend a young member of their respective groups and the groups collide, the gang must struggle to figure out how they react in a true battle for survival . Science Concept: Predator/Prey relationship. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#122H] Sunspot and the Great Red Spot/Uncle Zucchini Babysits "Sunspot and the Great Red Spot" - Sunspot is determined to get to Jupiter to meet his fellow pet aliens, other members of the Red Spot Club. The Club is thousands of years old. They meet annually at an exact time to observe and celebrate the Red Spot. But, mechanical problems with the family wagon/saucer may thwart the trip. The kids and Celery do everything they can to get Sunspot to Jupiter and his Red Spot Club meet-up. Curriculum: The Great Red Spot is an enormous, high-pressure storm akin to an Earth hurricane that has been raging on the surface of Jupiter for at least 400 years. "Uncle Zucchini Babysits" - Uncle Zucchini finally gets to Earth for a visit, just as the Propulsion parents are called away on a work assignment. Uncle Zucchini volunteers to watch the kids. In the process of helping the kids coax Sunspot into taking a bath, Uncle Zucchini learns about the three states of water (solid, liquid, and gas). Curriculum: What is water and how does it change from one form to another? Water exists in three different states: solid, liquid, and gas. Clouds, snow, and rain are all made up of some form of water. Temperature and pressure can change water from solid (ice) to liquid (wet) to gas (vapor). duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#305] The Search for String/Mirror Mirror Nick and Sally need a strong piece of string to pull their train, but it breaks, and they don't have anything stronger in their craft box. The Cat takes them away, but the Thinga-ma-jigger malfunctions and they have to make an unscheduled landing. It turns out they've shrunken and are inside the craft box, where they discover that they can create a stronger string by braiding several strands together. Nick and Sally are in the treehouse making funny faces at themselves in the mirror when they notice a bird flying back and forth into the tree branches. They discover that the bird is building a nest and they want to get a closer look but can't do it without disturbing the birds. The Cat takes them to a mirror world where they learn how reflections work and they concoct a kind of periscope that allows them to watch the bird without disturbing it. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#138H] Return to Mighty Mountain/Welcome to the Vernal Pond Return To Mighty Mountain - There is no giving up for Nature Cat and his pals. After failing to reach the peak of the Mighty Mountains, they are going to try to hike all the way up again! But this time, they have a surprise: help from an unlikely, yet extremely experienced, mountain climber to guide them - Granny Bunny! Welcome to the Vernal Pond - While playing in the woods, Nature Cat and his pals come across Fern, a spotted salamander who just so happens to be pregnant, and ready to have her babies! But she needs help getting to the safest spot in the woods to have her babies, the vernal pond. Nature Cat knows these woods like the back of his hand, and he has never heard of or seen the vernal pond. Fern cannot wait to show them why! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George Swings Into Spring It's springtime! And a little monkey has a big case of spring fever. But serious lobby dogs like Hundley have no time for frolicking, especially when there's a spring cleaning prize to be won. Hundley's dreams are dashed when a burst pipe forces him to evacuate the building and join George in the country. Seeing such a down dog, George gets the idea to give his friend spring fever, but instead Hundley gets lost. Will George be able to rescue Hundley and lift his spirits? duration 58:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#222] The Lemonade Stand/Mad at the Beach The Lemonade Stand - Daniel and Prince Wednesday are making a lemonade stand together. But when they don't agree about how to hand out the lemonade, they need to learn to express their mad feelings so they can find a solution...and provide lemonade for their neighbors! Mad at the Beach - Daniel is at the beach with Miss Elaina and they're building a sandcastle. Suddenly, the creation they worked so hard to make gets knocked down by a wave, and that makes them mad, mad, MAD! Dad teaches the kids that it helps to express your mad feelings. Strategy: Mad, mad, mad! It helps to say I'm MAD! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#223H] Daniel and Margaret Visit the Farm/Fireflies and Fireworks * Daniel and Margaret Visit the Farm - Daniel heads to the Neighborhood Farm where Chrissie is riding a horse. When Chrissie encourages Daniel to take a turn, Daniel is nervous about riding a horse for the very first time. He soon learns that having a friendly hand to hold can help you face your fears!
    * Fireflies and Fireworks - Daniel and his family are enjoying a picnic in the backyard when they get some unexpected visitors - fireflies! Margaret gets scared, but big brother Daniel is there to hold her hand during this new experience. Later, there is a fireworks show and it's Daniel who needs a helping hand for this new experience. Strategy: When something is new, holding a hand can help you.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#125H] The Lure of the Rocks/What's The Story, Maury? After a series of mishaps, Dunk becomes convinced that his lucky rock has become a bad luck charm. In order to bring back his good luck, Dunk is determined to get rid of the rock in the most permanent way possible: dropping it in the molten magma of the volcano located far down in the deep. / Maury, who's always "spreading the word" about things on the reef, often gets things wrong. Due to his poor vision, he sometimes mistakes what he thinks he sees, with comic results. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4702H] The Kindness Kid The Kindness Kid (Zachary Levi) visits Sesame Street to spread kindness and Grover wants to be a Kindness Kid too but every time he tries to do something kind, he fails. Chris helps Grover realize that just trying to help someone is actually being kind. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Super Why! [#212H] Monty's Adventures In Music Town And a 1, and a 2 and a 1, 2, 3! The kids are playing in the school band, but Red doesn't know what instrument to play! The super readers soar into the book Monty's Adventures in Music Town and meet a loveable monster named Monty who has the very same problem. Will the super readers be able to help Monty pick an instrument before the big show, or will their efforts fall flat? Educational Objectives: To learn some basic music concepts. Young viewers will catch the alphabet, rhyme with OW words, find out what the word "woodwind" means, and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#406H] Stop and Smell The Flowers/Moms' Campout * "Stop and Smell the Flowers" - Mom takes Tiny, Buddy, and Don on a super secret daytrip to Qianzhousaurus Pond, where they meet Quentin Qianzhousaurus - a Tyrannosaur with similar features to Buddy, except for one major thing - Quentin has a long, thin snout covered in tiny horns! The kids think that Quentin's long snout gives him a super smelling sense, but after a series of tests, they realize that he and Buddy have the same sniffing power. Can Quentin and Buddy's super sniffers solve the mystery of Mom's secret daytrip? Educational Objectives: Qianzhousaurus was a Tyrannosaur from the late cretaceous with a long, narrow snout (covered in tiny horns). Tyrannosaurs came in a variety of shapes and sizes. Qianzhousaurus probably hunted much smaller prey than its super strong- jawed cousin. T. Rex..
    * "Moms' Campout" - Mrs. Pteranodon organizes a "Moms' Campout" with other moms and kids in the neighborhood. While on the way to the campout, Mr. Conductor challenges the kids to make a real "nature connection" by creating games that push them to look at nature from a different point of view. Educational Objectives: You can't appreciate nature just by looking at it. You need to dig in and be a part of it: splashing, climbing, getting dirty, and looking at things in a whole new way. Forming a "Nature Connection" (that is, fostering a bond with the natural world) is a hands-on, full body, multisensory activity that is essential for a healthy childhood.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Peg + Cat [#201H] The Polka Dot Planet Problem/The Mardi Gras Problem The Polka Dot Planet Problem - Polka Dot Planet. When Peg's space ship breaks down, she needs the help of a new friend who communicates without speaking. Primary Content: Representing numbers using objects and numerals. Secondary Content: Defining two dimensional shapes by number of sides, patterns.
    The Mardi Gras Problem - New Orleans. To jam with Billie Holiday in the Mardi Gras parade, Peg and Cat must learn to use a diagram of notes - sheet music. Primary Content: Ordinal numbers Secondary Content: Diagrams.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4702H] The Kindness Kid The Kindness Kid (Zachary Levi) visits Sesame Street to spread kindness and Grover wants to be a Kindness Kid too but every time he tries to do something kind, he fails. Chris helps Grover realize that just trying to help someone is actually being kind. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#125H] The Lure of the Rocks/What's The Story, Maury? After a series of mishaps, Dunk becomes convinced that his lucky rock has become a bad luck charm. In order to bring back his good luck, Dunk is determined to get rid of the rock in the most permanent way possible: dropping it in the molten magma of the volcano located far down in the deep. / Maury, who's always "spreading the word" about things on the reef, often gets things wrong. Due to his poor vision, he sometimes mistakes what he thinks he sees, with comic results. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Curious George [#606H] Wind Symphony/George and Allie's Automated Car Wash * Wind Symphony - George is an expert at making noise, so Mr. Zoobel asks for his help in creating a one-of-a-kind rooftop Wind Symphony. George and Zoobel listen closely to the different sounds of everyday objects, whether it's banging pots, clinking silverware, or flapping laundry, and find the perfect instruments for a wind-powered orchestra. But as the crowd gathers below, the promised wind isn't arriving and George has to think of a way to save the day.
    * George and Allie's Automated Car Wash - Spish! Spish! Blub blub! George and Allie are so impressed by Sprint Quint's automatic car wash that they decide to build their own...for toy cars! Remembering each stage of the car wash by the sound it makes, George and Allie assemble picnic benches, slippers, car mats, paint rollers and other everyday objects into a one-of-a-kind automatic toy wash. But will it be as successful as the full-sized car wash?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17079H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12187] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    History Detectives [#605] * Hindenburg Artifact - A Hoboken, New Jersey, man has a palm-sized, army-green metal box that looks like an instrument panel. Beneath a shattered plastic covering is a sliding, numbered scale; knobs on each end move a lever across the scale. German writing indicates the country of origin. Might this instrument have been recovered from the crash site of the Hindenburg in Lakehurst, New Jersey? Family lore says that a distant relative was among the many bystanders plucking souvenirs from the wreckage of the terrifying disaster. Chemicals from the fire or balloon envelope gas would have evaporated 10 minutes after the explosion, but the broken plastic can be tested for age and heat distress with forensic analysis of the instrument. Elyse Luray travels to Atlanta and the New Jersey landing site of the ill-fated zeppelin to determine if the instrument panel is in fact from the horrifying crash.
    * Bonus Army Stamp - A collector in Hawaii has a postage-sized stamp with an illustration of a World War I "doughboy" solider and the words "Pay the Bonus." The contributor, whose grandfather was a World War I soldier, thinks the stamp is linked to the "Bonus Army" veterans. A bill was passed in 1924 promising WWI veterans a payment 21 years later - dubbed a "bonus" - in 1945. When the Great Depression hit, veterans organized to demand early payment of the bonus. They organized a protest march on Washington in 1932, demanding pay for their combat, and approximately 20,000 veterans camped out near the Capitol following the march. Weeks went by until Herbert Hoover ordered General Douglas McArthur to force the vets out. Two veterans were shot and killed; thousands were tear-gassed. What role did this political stamp play in the veterans' movement? Wes Cowan heads to Hyde Park, New York, and Washington, DC, to reveal the stamp's connection to the veterans' struggle.
    * Dempsey Fight Bell - July 4, 1919, marks the day America found its true calling in a national obsession. Icon Jack Dempsey became the world's first boxing superstar, and he did it with the clang of a bell. Now, a contributor in Reno, Nevada, wants to know: Is the bell he's toasted many a night on the wall of his favorite bar the one that was ringside at Dempsey's legendary world heavyweight championship match? The question goes beyond a single fight. Dempsey's bout ushered in the Roaring 20s, America's fascination with celebrity and the golden age of championship sports. Tukufu Zuberi weighs in on the case in Reno, Nevada, and New York City, sorting truth from myth to determine which clues ring true.
    duration 56:06   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#37057] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, why Wall Street and Washington are closely watching the privacy scandal at Facebook. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17079H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12187] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Chef's Life [#111H] Collard Green Queen Vivian spends the morning with her neighbors, the Mills brothers, participating in their 100-year-old all-male family tradition of making collard kraut. Vivian visits Warren at Brother's farm to talk about the Eastern Carolina ingredient with a cult following, the cabbage collard. Vivian prepares for an event called Terra Vita, where she will serve three courses to 100 people and make collards the star they deserve to be. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#907H] Senor Sisig, M.Y. China, Italian Colors Restaurant Our first spot has crafted its crossover cuisine, dishing out Filipino-fusion at Senor Sisig, a San Francisco food truck . Next, in the heart of the Westfield Mall, find a feast for all of the senses, where noodles are thrown, scissored and served at M.Y. China in San Francisco. Heading east, Oakland's Italian Colors Restaurant is a family-friendly environment where guests can enjoy an authentic taste of Italy served up with a smile. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story In August of 1943, the last surviving clandestine radio operator in Paris desperately signaled London. Everything depended on her and the Gestapo was at the door. How did a Sorbonne educated musician and author of a book of fairy tales become a daring spy who died fighting the Nazis? With an American mother and Indian Muslim father, Noor Inayat Khan was an extremely unusual British agent, and her life spent growing up in a Sufi center of learning in Paris seemed an unlikely preparation for the dangerous work to come. Yet it was in this place of universal peace and contemplation that her remarkable courage was forged. When the Nazi's invaded France, she joined Britain's Women's Auxiliary Air Force, and was recruited as spy, going to Paris to support the French Underground. For four crucial months, Noor was the only surviving radio operator in Paris, calling in the air-drop of weapons and supplies, and coordinating the rescue of downed allied fliers. She was ultimately betrayed by a French collaborator, and interrogated for months by the Gestapo. She never gave up any information, not even her real name, and she organized two breakouts from Gestapo headquarters. For this and the damage she did to the Nazis war efforts, she was executed in Dachau. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of her birth. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Jackie Robinson [#102H] Part Two Robinson uses his fame to speak out against injustice, alienating many who had once lauded him for "turning the other cheek." After baseball, he seeks ways to fight inequality, but as he faces a crippling illness, he struggles to remain relevant. duration 1:55:52   SRND51 TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Front and Center [#809H] Cma Songwriters Series Presents: Clint Black Country music icon Clint Black is joined by John Rich for a performance packed with behind-the scenes stories and some of Black's greatest hits. duration 56:26   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#172] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    Beyond 100 Days [#145H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
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