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PBS Kids: Thursday, December 21, 2017

Channels 54.4 •  25.3 | XFINITY 192

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Thursday, December 21, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Dinosaur Train [#302] Adventure Camp: Zip Lining/Adventure Camp: Canyon Hiking The Nature Trackers Adventure Campers are back for another adventure and this time they'll be travelling to a rainforest! Once they arrive in the dense, overgrown rainforest, the campers explore different levels of the ecosystem, including the forest floor and the canopy of leaves at the top of the forest. After a hike through the rainforest, the campers' fun adventure culminates as each kid takes a ride on a zip line, where they all get a bird's eye view of the entire rainforest! The Nature Trackers Adventure Campers are led by Mr. Conductor and Gilbert on a hike down a canyon where they can see the different layers of the Mesozoic Era! At first Lily Lambeosaurus is reluctant to go, thinking that a new adventure sounds hard, but Don convinces her that a new adventure can be worth the effort. At the bottom of the canyon, the kids play Dinoball and then dig for fossils. Each Nature Tracker goes home with an Ammonite fossil, and Lily is so glad she tried something new! duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#213H] No Red Sweater for Daniel/Teacher Harriet's New Hairdo * No Red Sweater for Daniel - Daniel is getting ready for the day and can't find his red sweater anywhere! Mom tells Daniel that it's in the wash, so he'll just have to find something else to wear. Daniel puts on a blue sweater and is concerned that he looks so different; how does he know he's still HIM? Mom assures him that no matter what you wear or how different you appear, you're always still YOU on the inside.
    * Teacher Harriet's Hair - Daniel goes to school and finds that something is different; his teacher! But wait...it IS Teacher Harriet,only with a different hairstyle. Daniel is hesitant at first but soon comes to understand that even though we can all change how we look on the outside, we're still the same on the inside. Strategy: You can change your hair, or what you wear, but no matter what you do,you're still you
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#215H] Daniel Takes Care of Snowball/Margaret's Bathtime * Daniel Takes Care of Snowball - It's Daniels turn to take care of Snowball, the class pet, at home today. When Prince Wednesday invites Daniel to play, he has to decide the best thing to do: take care of Snowball or go and have fun with his friend. Daniel learns that it's fun to take care of others and it makes him feel happy.
    * Margaret's Bathtime - Daniel is at home playing with his toy horse when Mom asks him to help her give Margaret a bath. Reluctant at first, Daniel eventually realizes how proud and good it makes him feel to help take care of his little sister. Strategy: Taking care of you makes me happy too.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#112H] Guess Who?/Sleepless Sleepover Splash, Dunk and Bubbles try to help a fish that they've never seen before find out who it is and where its home is. / When Splash joins Bubbles, Dunk, and Ripple for a sleepover in the Sandy Bed, they discover that Splash doesn't sleep much; after unsuccessfully trying to help him, they learn that "schooling fish" don't need as much sleep. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 2:00 am
    Nature Cat [#111H] Hooray, It's Arbor Day/Goodnight, Gracie * Hooray, It's Arbor Day - While celebrating Arbor Day and their love for trees in the forest, a heavy wind blows Squeeks' favorite climbing tree halfway over. How could something like this happen, and on Arbor Day no less?! It's up to Nature Cat and his pals to try and save the tree, for Squeeks, for all the critters that live in the tree and for Arbor Day!
    * Goodnight, Gracie - Squeeks' play date with her pal Gracie the toad has to be cut short because it's time for Gracie to hibernate for the spring. When Gracie needs help getting ready for hibernating, Nature Cat is there to lead the way. If he can just stop calling her a frog instead of a toad, Nature Cat might be able to save the day.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 2:30 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#128] Beep and Boop's Game/Constellation Prize "Beep and Boop's Game" - The kids help Dr. Rafferty and Bergs get Mars Rover BOOP over a ravine on the red planet by simulating actions in the DSA "Mars Yard" using BEEP (Boop's sister)! Trial and error leads to success. Along the way, the kids learn just how scientists communicate with far away rovers - through satellites above Mars. The kids then solve a new mystery set up by Bergs, figuring out that Beep and Boop are communicating about... a game of Mars/Mars Yard tic-tac-toe they're playing! Curriculum: A good amount of communication between Mars and Earth goes through satellites. Rovers send images, along with instrument and status data, back to Earth. Extrapolating from the data, the scientists send commands to the rover, which can take 4-24 minutes to be received due to the distance. Rovers are often on their own, carrying out commands and sending image data to overhead satellites. The rover's commanders may tell it to move toward a new rock, grind a rock, analyze a rock, take photos, or gather other data with other instruments. "Constellation Prize" - When Mindy thinks she's found her own star, the other kids explain how stars are labeled and identified by constellations. Mindy eventually learns that she hasn't found a new star, but that she CAN create her own version of a constellation by connecting patterns in the sky. Curriculum: A constellation is a group of stars that make an imaginary shape in the night sky. In different parts of the world, people have made up different shapes out of the same groups of bright stars, like a game of connect-the-dots. In the past, constellations were useful for navigating at night and for keeping track of the seasons. They are now useful for identifying parts of the sky astronomers are studying. Because all the stars are at different distances, the constellations would look totally different to inhabitants of another planet orbiting another star. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#420H] Archerfish School When the Kratt Bros meet a school of Archerfish, they are taught the secret of "water droplet" archery from an Archerfish named Arrow. Soon, they are using this newly learned skill to infiltrate Donita Donata's yacht and rescue the baby animals she has ben capturing for her newest high-end fashion line. Science Concept: Physics of Motion. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 3:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#418H] Box Turtled In! When the Wild Kratts Tortuga is accidentally miniaturized and carried off by a coyote, the mothership's shell defense is finally put to the test. The gang embarks on a box turtle-style mission to get back to the Miniaturizer and restore the Tortuga back to normal size. Science Concept: Defense. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:00 am
    Odd Squad [#215] O Is for Opposite/Agent Oksana's Kitchen Nightmares O is for Opposite - When Ms. O gets trapped in a mirror, an opposite Ms. O enters the real world. Curriculum: Data analysis and graphing; Prediction and probability. Agent Oksana's Kitchen Nightmares - The agents try to resolve a disagreement between Ms. O and Oksana. Curriculum: Estimation; Skip counting. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    Odd Squad [#123H] Soundcheck Part Deux/Jinx * Soundcheck Part Deux - When the members of Soundcheck go missing, Otto and Olive must bring them back together in time for their big concert. Curriculum: Data collection and analysis; using data to make predictions.
    * Jinx - When all of Odd Squad comes down with a case of the jinx, it's up to Oscar and Dr. O to save the day. Curriculum: Algebraic thinking;using transitive reasoning to solve word problems.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Arthur [#1206] The Cherry Tree/Matchmaker Matchbreaker * The Cherry Tree - Muffy will do anything to have a gigantic Dream Bouncy Castle at her party, or so she thinks. When her favorite cherry tree is cut down to make room for the castle in her yard, she starts to have regrets. Then to make matters worse, she learns that cutting down trees hurts the environment, too. What can Muffy do to fix the damage she's done?
    * Matchmaker Matchbreaker - Francine and Muffy scheme to set up their older siblings Chip and Catherine. If the two got married that would make the girls sisters! But plans go awry, and Francine and Muffy decide that merging families may not be for the best.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Arthur [#1207] War of the Worms/I Owe You One * War of the Worms - Brain is always taking the fun out of Fern's storytelling by correcting her facts. She decides to teach him a lesson by spinning a tall tale that he can't help but believe. But things gets out of hand, when Fern convinces Brain that there really are giant worms attacking Elwood City!
    * Owe You One - Buster's always asking Arthur for favors. One day he worries at the thought of having to repay them all at once, so Buster goes on a favor-repaying frenzy, helping everyone whom Arthur owes a favor to in hopes of getting himself out of this "favor debt." But is Buster forgetting the real meaning of friendship?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman [#211] Mush If By Land, Mush Mush If By Sea In the first of this two-part episode, Madi and Rosario are challenged to get a message to Ruff's friend in Hawaii - even though Ruff has only sent them as far as Colorado. They learn about reading topographical maps and compasses, and get on a dogsled to cross the Continental Divide and throw Ruff's message into a westward flowing river, trusting that it will eventually find its way to Hawaii. Willie and Nina embark on a race following Paul Revere's famous ride through the streets of Boston. They must solve puzzles and learn about the Revolutionary War to complete the challenge. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cyberchase [#403] Penguin Tears Hacker's secret quest continues, with the nefarious `borg on the hunt for the next piece of his mysterious machine. His search for the legendary Prism of Penguia takes him to snowy Cyberia. While trying to stop Hacker, Digit and the kids are trapped in an icy cave and must master the principles of bouncing in order to break out. Can they escape in time or will Hacker's plan succeed? duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Cyberchase [#602] When Penguins Fly Penguins can't fly - or can they? In Cyberspace, on one special night each year, the penguins of Penguia take flight to deliver gifts to young borgs across the virtual universe. For the first time ever, the CyberSquad's friend Fluff is participating, and invites his pals Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit to join him in the impressive Penguin March. They head to the Ice Palace, where the gifts are made and where magic snowflakes are sprinkled on the penguins so they can fly. But Hacker, up to his usual ruinous tricks, doesn't want a happy holiday (let alone happy little borgs) so he creates a giant ditch in front of the Ice Palace and traps all the penguins in its icy depths! The CyberSquad must get the penguins ice-shoes so they can climb out before midnight, but how many do they need? With too many to count, the answer lies in the kids' ability to sample the penguin population to make a close estimate. Can the CyberSquad save the penguins and their favorite holiday too?? duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    WordGirl [#219] Oh, Holiday Cheese/Change Day Oh, Holiday Cheese - The Botsfords kick off the holiday festivities with a cheese party. With lots of cheese and sing-a-longs, the party is a huge success until Dr. Two Brains shows up with his cheese-swiping ray. Can WordGirl save the party and get Dr. Two Brains into the holiday spirit? Vocabulary Words: Curmudgeon, Festivity. Change Day - Everyone is bringing their loose change to the bank to convert it into savings. What will happen when the Butcher locks Becky and Bob in the vault? Will the city's police officers be able to stop him when WordGirl can't come to the rescue? Vocabulary Words: Quandary, Fidget. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Arthur [#1208] The Blackout/Mei Lin Takes A Stand The Blackout - It's the hottest day in Elwood City, when a total blackout leaves its residents without any electricity. Will Arthur and DW survive without AC and TV? Luckily, the Molina family steps in to teach the Reads a lesson on how to keep cool and have fun as a community even under the toughest of weather conditions! Mei Lin Takes a Stand - Binky's baby sister Mei-Lin isn't keen on learning to walk and would rather stick to crawling. But then Baby Kate and Pal's flea friends, brothers Sale and Pepe, return to Elwood City and share a tale of a little princess in the land of "Hanzan-Niis" who learns to walk in order to save her beloved court jester. Will Mei Lin be inspired to take a stand or continue to stumble? duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Arthur [#1209] Home Sweet Home/Do You Believe In Magic * Home Sweet Home - Buster heads off to summer camp reluctantly, worried that he won't know anyone. But equipped with a few stories of summer camp battles and triumphs from his older and wiser friend Fritz (who runs the community garden), Buster realizes it's easy to make new friends after all.
    * Do You Believe in Magic? - Arthur feels jealous when Buster's magic tricks outshine his own. When Buster is hired as the magician for DW's birthday party, Arthur is tempted to show the kids that Buster's tricks aren't so magical after all. Or, will Arthur step in and help his friend after all?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#131H] The Wonderland Problem/The Bat Mitzvah Problem The Wonderland Problem - Wonderland. Landing in Wonderland, Peg and Cat eat berries to grow bigger or smaller, in their quest to get back Peg's stick from the Queen of Hearts.
    The Bat Mitzvah Problem - Peg's Pizza Place. Peg and Cat help Tessa's Bat Mitzvah run smoothly by keeping an eye on Uncle Phil, who thinks he can do ten more of everything than he actually can.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#110H] Night Lights/Go Snails Go! * Night Lights - Nick and Sally are making shadow puppets with the Cat in the Hat, but the batteries in the flashlight have gone out! They jump into the Thingamajigger and shrink down to visit the fireflies that live in the backyard. There they learn that the fireflies communicate by flashing their lights. And when the fireflies provide the light the kids need, the shadow puppet show can continue!
    * Go Snails Go! - Nick, Sally and the Cat have been invited along on a snail expedition! They jump into the Thingamajigger and shrink down to meet up with Lewis and Clark, the two snails leading the way! As they travel through the forest of Slippity-Goo, having fun sliding in their own shells, the kids learn about all the different ways snails use their shells.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Super Why! [#159] The Nutcracker Princess Pea doesn't know what to do about her friend Sleeping Beauty who is very, very grumpy! Super Why and his friends dance their way into the story of The Nutcracker, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's memorable music, to find out why the Mouse King is so cranky and give an innovative twist to the holiday classic. But will the super readers be able to restore magic to The Land of Sweets? Educational Objectives: To learn a cheer-up strategy, sing the alphabet, identify the letters F, L, and Y, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#201] That's Snow Lie/A Friend In Need THAT'S SNOW LIE - Clifford's Big Idea: Believe in Yourself Cleo pretends to hurt her paw so she won't have to embarrass herself on the ice rink A FRIEND IN NEED - Clifford's Big Idea: Be a Good Friend Jetta insists on taking on a big job without help so she can be a " hero." duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1209H] Tis The Season to Be Jolly Diesel's Ghostly Christmas - Diesel is not a very helpful engine and, during the Christmas season, Thomas is determined to show him the errors of his ways. Over several days, Diesel is visited by 'ghostly engines.' They remind him of his past mistakes and show him the importance of helping others. When Diesel becomes derailed and fears the worst, he finally acknowledges the ghosts' Christmas message. Learning Goals: expressing sympathy and concern for others, being a good friend, helping others, expressing kindness, understanding there are consequences to one's actions, making meaningful contributions, being aware of others' feelings. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#710H] Winter Delights Merry Misty Island - It's the Winter Holidays on the Island of Sodor. Dash, Bash and Ferdinand decide to throw a party. This is their first party and they're not really sure what to do and they won't ask Thomas to help them. Soon the Logging Locos have caused chaos on Misty Island with party decorations scattered all over the place. They need help fast before their party is ruined. Thomas turns up just in time and the Winter Holiday Party is a big success. Merry Winter Wish - It's the Winter Holidays and Thomas is given the special job of delivering the Star of Knapford to Knapford Station. Instead of going directly to Knapford, Thomas decides to give all of his friends a wish upon the star. The friends wish upon the star but soon there is an accident and the star falls off the back of Thomas' flatbed. With the help of his friends Thomas gets the star to Knapford just in time. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Caillou [#409] Winter! Wintertime brings lots of new experiences. Sarah teaches Caillou to build a snowman, Dad helps him stay upright on his ice skates (and picks him up when he falls down), and Mom shows Caillou the fine points of downhill skiing, including how not to be afraid of the ski lift. When Caillou and Dad get to the vendor too late to buy a good Christmas tree, they decorate one in the yard instead. All the beautiful colored lights chase away the winter gloom. Also, Caillou learns about the Chinese New Year. He even tries some Chinese delicacies, but most exciting of all, he gets to see the famous dragon dance! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 12:30 pm
    Sid the Science Kid [#133] Sid's Holiday Adventure Sid loves celebrating the winter holidays where he lives, because it's always sunny and warm. But this year, Sid and his family are visiting relatives where it's chilly and cold. Sid wonders why it can't be warm everywhere? At school, Sid discovers that temperatures are different all over the world! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Bob the Builder [#904] All Together Now Saffi's Treehouse: Saffi declares that Wendy is her hero and asks her to build a treehouse for the Spring City Rockets' first club meeting. Saffi tries to help Wendy, but her assistance only causes more problems. When Saffi uses the treehouse before it's ready, it begins to collapse with the Rockets' trophy inside. In effort to save the trophy, Wendy heroically repels from a tree and retrieves it. Together, Wendy and the team rebuild the treehouse. Learning Goals: To understand that everyone can design and build. To understand the importance of patience and impulse control. Cats and Dogs: Bob and the team are building the vet a new reception area for her office to separate cats and dogs. Mayor Madison and her cat have an appointment this evening and the vet is worried because Cooper, the dog she is looking after, loves to chase cats. Leo promises to keep the animals away from the site, but soon Cooper is chasing Pilchard around the reception area and havoc ensues. Leo finally regains control of the animals and the team is able to finish the new reception area in time for the Mayor's arrival. Learning Goals: To explore the engineering design process: identifying a problem, looking for ideas, developing solutions, and sharing solutions with others. To express concern and empathy for others. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    WordWorld [#103] Rocket to the Moon/The Birds Rocket to the Moon - When Frog needs to rescue the Little Piggies from the moon, he learns to appreciate lowercase letters. The Birds - Sheep discovers a large egg and has to take care of it until she can find Bird and return it to its rightful owner. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Super Why! [#159] The Nutcracker Princess Pea doesn't know what to do about her friend Sleeping Beauty who is very, very grumpy! Super Why and his friends dance their way into the story of The Nutcracker, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's memorable music, to find out why the Mouse King is so cranky and give an innovative twist to the holiday classic. But will the super readers be able to restore magic to The Land of Sweets? Educational Objectives: To learn a cheer-up strategy, sing the alphabet, identify the letters F, L, and Y, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Sesame Street [#4703H] Abby Helps Clear Things Up Abby helps Prince Charming calm down so he doesn't feel anxious at the Eye Doctor's office. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4707] Dress Up Abby and Elmo play dress up and pretend to be lots of different people, like bike repair assistants to help Nina fix Rosita's bike. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#401H] Trains, Submarines and Zeppelins: Part 1/Part 2 When Mr. Pteranodon and Larry go out to the Big Pond to find some red platanoids for the Winter Solstice Celebration, they accidentally miss the last train home. Will Larry and Mr. Pteranodon stop bickering long enough to figure out a way home, or will they get stranded in the middle of nowhere and miss the family Winter Solstice Celebration? Educational Objective: The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#117H] Dinosaurs in the Snow/Cretaceous Conifers * Dinosaurs in the Snow - Buddy and his Pteranodon family ride the Dinosaur Train to the North Pole - where it's cooler out and the skies are dark all winter long! The kids get to play in the snow and slide on a frozen pond for the first time.
    * Cretaceous Conifers - The whole Pteranodon family have fun celebrating Mom's favorite holiday, Winter Solstice. They learn about large conifer (evergreen) trees and help decorate them at a holiday party.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#132H] A Snowy Day/Tutu All The Time * A Snowy Day: It's snowing in the Neighborhood! Miss Elaina is coming over to Daniel's house to play in the snow. When it's time to go outside, Mom Tiger helps Daniel change out of his pajamas into clothes that will keep him warm and he learns how important it is to choose the proper clothes.
    * Tutu All the Time: Katerina is wearing her favorite sparkly tutu at school today! She likes to wear it all the time, even when she's painting and playing "grizzly bear" with her friends. But she soon learns how important it is to choose the proper clothes for the things you want to do.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#208H] Daniel's Winter Adventure/Neighborhood Nutcracker * Daniel's Winter Adventure - Daniel, Dad, Prince Wednesday and Prince Tuesday are all going sledding! But once they get to the hill and see how tall it is, Daniel and Prince Wednesday get scared. Dad assures them that if they try it a little bit at a time, they might surprise themselves and have a great time. Later, Daniel goes ice skating for the first time. When he tries it a little bit at a time, he realizes it is not so hard.
    * Neighborhood Nutcracker - Daniel is going to see a show called The Nutcracker Ballet! Once he arrives at the performance, he finds out that Prince Wednesday is sick and needs Daniel to fill in for him and dance on stage. Daniel is reluctant at first but realizes that if he learns the steps a little bit at a time, he can dance the Nutcracker and the show will go on! Strategy: If something seems hard to do, try it a little bit at a time.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#140H] Whitebeard/Coral Day Ripple is excited because, according to legend, tonight is the night that Whitebeard, a mysterious creature who lives in the North Pole, sails over Reeftown, singing his beautiful music. She tries to convince the other Reeftown friends to stay up and watch for him to appear. / It's the holiday season in Reeftown as everyone gets ready for Coral Day, a celebration of the wonderful coral that make up their home. Splash, new to Reeftown and its traditions, wonders what he can contribute to the festival. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Nature Cat [#112] Ze Worm Whisperer/Love You, Michael Bluejay * Ze Worm Whisperer - Daisy needs help getting her new garden ready for planting! She needs worms, lots of them, to live in the soil to keep it healthy! But since Nature Cat is scared of worms (and we are talking really scared!) another superhero comes on the scene to lend a paw in finding worms, Hal's alter-ego Ze Worm Whisperer! Curriculum: When you need to improve your soil so healthy plants will grow, add earthworms and decaying plant material.
    * Love You, Michael Bluejay - When Nature Cat and his pals hear that their favorite singer Michael Bluejay will be performing a concert later in the day, they are so there! But the concert is all the way at the end of Sundown hiking path, and they've never been there. Nature Cat leads his pals on an adventure to get to the concert, but forgets about rule number one: don't stray from the hiking path! Curriculum: When you are going for a hike to explore a new place, plan ahead; you may get thirsty, hungry, tired and maybe even lost!
    duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#138H] Holidays In Boxwood Terrace Jet pitches an idea for the annual Boxwood Terrace Christmas Pageant, and not only is it accepted, he gets to direct it! He casts Sean, Sydney, Mindy, and Sunspot as characters in the play, and hires Mitchell Petersen to help him find this elusive thing called "Christmas Spirit." / Jet is looking for the Spirit of Christmas, something intangible that Sean and Sydney can't quite define. Mitchell wants to belong to the group, but doesn't know how to do it. Both kids get their answer in a heartfelt conclusion. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#111] Bass Class Martin and Chris are in the middle of a friendly competition to find Small-mouth and Large-mouth Bass when they meet Wild Kratts Kid, Gavin, who is fishing. Before they can join him, Zach Varmitech arrives and challenges them to a fishing contest. The Wild Kratts team must use their knowledge of bass biology to win the tournament fair and square. Science Concepts: Species differentiation. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 pm
    Wild Kratts [#501] Mystery of the North Pole Penguins? The Wild Kratts are hanging out with Emperor penguins at the South Pole and wondering why penguins don't live at the North Pole. All of a sudden, Koki gets a report from Wild Kratt Kid, Nua, that there are penguins stranded in the Arctic. What? They're not supposed to be there! The Wild Kratts spring into action to investigate this mystery and get the "lost" penguins back to their natural home. Science Concept : Geographical distribution of species. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#216] Rookie Night/Who Let The Doug Out? Rookie Night - It's party time for all the new agents at Odd Squad. Curriculum: Temperature: Using a thermometer; Associating different climates/seasons with degrees. Who Let The Doug Out? - Delivery Doug needs help with an egg situation. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#126H] Robert Plant/Game Time * Robert Plant - Olive and Otto must find a way to stop Obfusco's plant from taking over headquarters. Curriculum: Geometry and spatial sense;understand that maps provide information about direction and distance.
    * Game Time - When Otto gets trapped inside a video game it's up to Olive to rescue him. Curriculum: Measurement; identify value of coins and combinations to make a dollar.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Arthur [#1208] The Blackout/Mei Lin Takes A Stand The Blackout - It's the hottest day in Elwood City, when a total blackout leaves its residents without any electricity. Will Arthur and DW survive without AC and TV? Luckily, the Molina family steps in to teach the Reads a lesson on how to keep cool and have fun as a community even under the toughest of weather conditions! Mei Lin Takes a Stand - Binky's baby sister Mei-Lin isn't keen on learning to walk and would rather stick to crawling. But then Baby Kate and Pal's flea friends, brothers Sale and Pepe, return to Elwood City and share a tale of a little princess in the land of "Hanzan-Niis" who learns to walk in order to save her beloved court jester. Will Mei Lin be inspired to take a stand or continue to stumble? duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 pm
    Arthur [#1209] Home Sweet Home/Do You Believe In Magic * Home Sweet Home - Buster heads off to summer camp reluctantly, worried that he won't know anyone. But equipped with a few stories of summer camp battles and triumphs from his older and wiser friend Fritz (who runs the community garden), Buster realizes it's easy to make new friends after all.
    * Do You Believe in Magic? - Arthur feels jealous when Buster's magic tricks outshine his own. When Buster is hired as the magician for DW's birthday party, Arthur is tempted to show the kids that Buster's tricks aren't so magical after all. Or, will Arthur step in and help his friend after all?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Super Why! [#159] The Nutcracker Princess Pea doesn't know what to do about her friend Sleeping Beauty who is very, very grumpy! Super Why and his friends dance their way into the story of The Nutcracker, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's memorable music, to find out why the Mouse King is so cranky and give an innovative twist to the holiday classic. But will the super readers be able to restore magic to The Land of Sweets? Educational Objectives: To learn a cheer-up strategy, sing the alphabet, identify the letters F, L, and Y, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 pm
    Sesame Street [#4703H] Abby Helps Clear Things Up Abby helps Prince Charming calm down so he doesn't feel anxious at the Eye Doctor's office. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4707] Dress Up Abby and Elmo play dress up and pretend to be lots of different people, like bike repair assistants to help Nina fix Rosita's bike. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#401H] Trains, Submarines and Zeppelins: Part 1/Part 2 When Mr. Pteranodon and Larry go out to the Big Pond to find some red platanoids for the Winter Solstice Celebration, they accidentally miss the last train home. Will Larry and Mr. Pteranodon stop bickering long enough to figure out a way home, or will they get stranded in the middle of nowhere and miss the family Winter Solstice Celebration? Educational Objective: The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Dinosaur Train [#117H] Dinosaurs in the Snow/Cretaceous Conifers * Dinosaurs in the Snow - Buddy and his Pteranodon family ride the Dinosaur Train to the North Pole - where it's cooler out and the skies are dark all winter long! The kids get to play in the snow and slide on a frozen pond for the first time.
    * Cretaceous Conifers - The whole Pteranodon family have fun celebrating Mom's favorite holiday, Winter Solstice. They learn about large conifer (evergreen) trees and help decorate them at a holiday party.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#132H] A Snowy Day/Tutu All The Time * A Snowy Day: It's snowing in the Neighborhood! Miss Elaina is coming over to Daniel's house to play in the snow. When it's time to go outside, Mom Tiger helps Daniel change out of his pajamas into clothes that will keep him warm and he learns how important it is to choose the proper clothes.
    * Tutu All the Time: Katerina is wearing her favorite sparkly tutu at school today! She likes to wear it all the time, even when she's painting and playing "grizzly bear" with her friends. But she soon learns how important it is to choose the proper clothes for the things you want to do.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

      UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues! We are working to resolve a technical issue which has affected the Over The Air audio Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/5/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 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 […]

    • KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

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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.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

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KQED Plus / KQEH

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.

PBS Kids

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.

KQED World

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.