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KQED Plus: Sunday, December 24, 2017

Channels 9.2 •  54.1, 25.2 | XFINITY 10 and HD 710

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Sunday, December 24, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    By Request: Best of Pledge Programs selected for this time slot will be announced at least a day or two ahead of broadcast. For the latest info, check the Daily Schedules pages for any of our six KQED channels, available at http: //www.kqed. org/tv/schedules/daily/ duration 56:46   STEREO
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Ellie's Real Good Food [#101H] Busy Mom Seeks.....Help Ellie takes Beth - a mom, a full-time labor and delivery nurse, and a grad student -- under her wing. Ellie helps Beth rein in her take-out habit with three easy make-ahead recipes that stock her fridge with a week of tasty meals. Recipes: Blueberry-chia overnight oats; Turkey-stuffed pizza pockets; Cajun shrimp in foil. 3 Ingredient Recipe: Red wine salad dressing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    New Scandinavian Cooking [#510H] Mountain Riches Back in the mountain region of Valdres, Tina makes fried fudge cheese with cloudberries and parsley. As the main dish, she prepares creamy chanterelles with cured mutton and lingonberries. For dessert, Tina makes a thick pancake with Cognac raisins. duration 26:57   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1601H] French Bistro Favorites Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a simple pot-au-feu at home. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the perfect raspberry charlotte. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#701H] Soul of the South Sara travels to Charleston, South Carolina to learn the secrets to the legendary fried chicken of Martha Lou Gadsden of Martha Lou's Kitchen; then, a hidden history of Southern cooking and ingredients developed by African American cooks. Back in Sara's kitchen, she makes her version of a Southern classic, red beans and rice soup. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Bakes [#708H] Pennsylvania Dutch The Pennsylvania Dutch community is known for its cakes, pies, and pastries. In this lesson, four recipes showcasing their rich culinary heritage: citrusy Montgomery pie, irresistible cream cheese-filled pumpkin whoopie pies, and the most tender apple dumplings. And for all you chocolate lovers, chocolate whoopee pies with vanilla buttercream. Recipes that are sure to become family favorites! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#501H] A French Feast Chef Keller presents two French classics perfect for a dinner party. He combines a myriad of meats and seasonings to create a savory filling for a meat pie. Then he prepares a French version of ice cream pie made with delicate pecan meringues, ice cream and whipped cream. Pate Chaud (Hot Savory Pie) & Pecan Meringue Creme Glacee. duration 28:41   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#102H] Pizza with Pizazz Joanne welcomes her student Geoffto class with a quick and easy salmon and pickled onion pizza. Then together they explore the idea of contrasts of flavor, texture, and color, making lemon turkey cutlets and an arugula and orange salad. Recipes: Lavash Pizza with Herb Salad, Arugula and Orange Salad, and Lemon Turkey Cutlets. Student: Geoff Rubendall, Civil Engineer. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Essential Pepin [#102H] Fabulous Fins Cured Salmon In Molasses; Tuna Steaks With Tapenade Coating; Tuna Tartare On Marinated Cucumbers; Poached Salmon In Ravigote Sauce; Ray Meuniere With Mushrooms. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Getting to the Nutcracker A behind the scenes look at what it takes each year to produce the Nutcracker Ballet from auditions to final performance, following the Los Angeles based, Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre, led by the former Kirov star. Boys and girls, ages 3-18 are profiled; passionate people who, with their families, make incredible sacrifices of time and money, just so that they may dance. The young featured dancers have diverse backgrounds and very different life goals, which may or may not include dance. Executive Producer/Director Serene Meshel-Dillman, a former dancer at the School of American Ballet and commercial television producer, allows the viewer an intimate, behind-the-curtain view of the dancers, their teachers and families. The audience follows the dancers through the auditions, the rigorous hours of training and rehearsals, and shares the joy of landing a principal role and the pain of losing one. duration 59:02   SRND51 TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Making A New American Nutcracker Join narrator Neve Campbell for interviews with the creative team that brought to life an original Joffrey Ballet production, reimagining the tale as Marie falls asleep on Christmas Eve and dreams of the World's Fair. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Jordan Smith 'tis The Season Jordan Smith, season nine winner of NBC's The Voice (and biggest selling The Voice artist to date), stars in his very first one-hour concert program, JORDAN SMITH 'TIS THE SEASON. Taped on the Evergreen Stage at Diadan Studios, the special spotlights music from Jordan's new Christmas album "'Tis the Season," and features special guest David Foster, the legendary composer, songwriter and producer (Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion). Jordan performs with his core band, led by musical director Cheche Alara (Latin Grammys and American Idol), along with a string and horns/ woodwind section to round out the sound. Produced by the team behind the critically acclaimed music series Front And Center and the talk show Speakeasy, the concert special showcases Jordan's powerful vocals singing classic holiday and popular songs, including:A?"Santa Claus is Coming To Town,"A? "O Holy Night, Silent Night,"A?"(You're a Mean One) Mr. Grinch," and "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree." duration 56:24   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Santino Fontana and the Sesame Street Muppets Join stage and singing star Santino Fontana, the Muppets from Sesame Street and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for a concert that includes songs from Sesame Street and inspiring arrangements of sacred Christmas music. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon Celebrate the holidays with the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This season's cross-cultural spectacular features the world's leading tenor, Rolando Villazon, and seasonal favorites. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Christmas at Concordia: Gather Us In, O Child of Peace In the music special CHRISTMAS AT CONCORDIA: GATHER US IN, O CHILD OF PEACE, Concordia College re-imagines the Christmas message with music embracing peace and reconciliation. The concert marks the 125th anniversary of Concordia College, which was founded by Norwegian immigrants and is located in Moorhead, Minnesota. Under the artistic leadership of world renowned composer and conductor Rene Claussen, four hundred student musicians perform in front of an original mural measuring nearly 200 feet wide. The hour-long program explores through song the themes of virtue in the community, including tolerance, compassion, and unity. Music includes traditional favorites like "Silent Night" and "I Saw Three Ships" to an original composition by Rene Claussen. The Concordia College choirs and instrumental ensembles performing in the special include: The Concordia Choir, a 72-voice a cappella choir which has performed in nearly every major hall, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center; the Chapel Choir; Cantabile, which is comprised of sopranos and altos from first-year through senior year; Kantorei, Concordia's mixed-voice choir comprised of first-year students; and The Concordia Orchestra, an integral part of the annual Concordia Christmas Concerts in December and the Masterworks Concert in the spring. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    St. Thomas Christmas: So Bright The Star Recorded before a live audience at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis, A ST. THOMAS CHRISTMAS: SO BRIGHT THE STAR celebrates the Advent and Christmas season by drawing from a songbook of familiar traditional carols and innovative contemporary selections. The festive one-hour concert showcases the University of St. Thomas' internationally renowned vocal and instrumental ensembles in performance with inspired musical programming. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Christmas at Susquehanna: The 50th Anniversary Candelight Service Experience the beauty of Weber Chapel bathed in the glow of 1,500 candles in CHRISTMAS AT SUSQUEHANNA: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CANDLELIGHT SERVICE. Recorded in December 2016, the program captures the voices of students, faculty, staff, alumni, families and community members joining together on the campus of Susquehanna University in historic Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania to celebrate 50 years of a cherished tradition: Susquehanna University's annual Christmas candlelight service, which was first held on December 15, 1966. The hour-long music special is a wondrous spectacle of candle lighting and carols, as well as traditional readings and songs in celebration of the season. Professor Emeritus of Music Cyril Stretansky, conductor of the University Choir for 35 years, commemorated the occasion by conducting Gustav Holst's "O God Beyond All Praising" with the University Choir and alumni singers. The service also features numerous student musical ensembles, including the University Choir, University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Handbell Choir and Brass Ensemble. Musical highlights include: "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "We Three Kings," "Silent Night" and more. duration 56:47   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Christmas In Alsace with Chef Hubert Keller [#101H] Chef Keller visits the 600-year old Christmas festival in his hometown of Ribeauville in the heart of Alsace. He then takes us cheese shopping in Colmar and stops in Strasbourg that boasts the world's largest Christmas Tree and one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe. Back home, he enjoys a wine tasting with his childhood friend who runs the Trimbach winery and pays a visit to another old friend who has started a multi-day smoking process of a ham for the big Christmas dinner they are planning. duration 26:22   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Christmas In Alsace with Chef Hubert Keller [#102H] Chef Keller shows us where he grew up, above a patisserie his family used to own. We stop in to meet Remy Schall, the new owner who is making a buche de Noel for the upcoming Christmas dinner. The culinary tour continues with a trip to the most famous jam maker in France, Christine Ferber, and a stop at Chef Keller's favorite restaurant where he introduces us to Alsatian specialties. On the way home, Chef Keller and his wife enjoy a performance of fire dancers at the Christmas Market. The next day, Chef Keller and his brother make an Alsatian onion pie for the Christmas dinner. Finally, it's the Christmas dinner Chef Keller has planned for family and friends. duration 29:02   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Few Good Pie Places Come along on a tour of fruity and creamy pie shops from Maine to Alaska. Meet crusty and flaky cooks who know how to make dough, add spices to fillings and crisscross a lattice top. It's a celebration of apple, berry and sweet potato slices! duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Few Great Bakeries Explore warm, toasty, small bakeries from Massachusetts to California. Find out how a business that makes cakes, pies, bread and bagels can become a neighborhood landmark. Celebrate beautiful icing, gooey treats and skillful bakers! duration 56:16   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Chef's Life Holiday Special Delectable fudge. Crispy peanut brittle. Gooey chocolate-covered cherries. Old-fashioned caramels. It's the stuff of holiday memories.. . with a little bit of a twist. Doing what she knows best, Chef Vivian Howard hosts her own vision of the season's celebrations in this one-hour special - exploring holiday traditions, Kinston, NC style. A Chef's Life Holiday Special invites viewers to join in one of the most charming and delicious celebrations of the season. "Deck the Halls Ya'all!" duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    First Silent Night "The First Silent Night tells viewers a tale that has been two hundred years in the making. A story that begins in humble circumstances and ends with the creation of the world's most popular carol." For close to two hundred years, one carol has occupied the heart of Christmas celebrations across the world. It has been translated into over 300 languages, performed by Symphony orchestras and celebrated international artists and soloists. Almost every Christmas music release annually includes a new recording of Silent Night. This holiday melody has echoed through the world's shopping centres, exciting the minds of children. Its lullaby strains have drifted across battlefields, calming the hearts of warring nations. No composition, in the history of carols, can be said to have united so many people in the joys and meaning of Christmas. Join renowned actor Simon Callow as he uncovers the moving origins of Silent Night. Simon journeys to the Austrian village of Oberndorf as well the city of Salzburg, where the story of the world's favourite carol had its origins. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Soundstage [#1805H] Regina Spektor Regina Spektor makes her Soundstage debut with this performance taped this summer in Chicago. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Born to Explore with Richard Wiese [#108H] Tanzania: Summit On Mt. Kilimanjaro Join Richard Wiese as he journeys to Tanzania to climb the highest mountain on the African continent - Mount Kilimanjaro. With friends and family, Richard sets out on a seven-day climb to the summit at over 19,000 feet. He follows the same path he took with his father at age 11, more than 40 years ago. This is his 14th ascent up Kilimanjaro-only this time, Richard encounters the worst weather he's ever faced on the mountain. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Science Goes to the Movies [#208H] The Drama of Space Travel Sarah Stewart Johnson, Assistant Professor of Planetary Science at Georgetown University, joins the show to talk about The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott. The realism of the windstorm that sets the plot of The Martian in motion is then assessed. Johnson then breaks down what would be needed in a real-life survival situation on Mars, and how close the film comes to depicting this. A comparison of the terrain of Mars to what we see in the film is also considered, along with the travel time to Mars versus the Moon. Finally, the plans for the 2020 Mars expedition, and its goals, are carefully explained, as well as the purpose of planetary exploration generally. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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    • Fremont Peak Tower Maintenance

      *UPDATE: The tower crew will work the Fremont peak tower as of 11am, Thursday, Nov 30th. We will need to lower power on KQET, Channel 25, to 25% at 10:30am through 4-5pm. Thank you for your patience!

    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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XFINITY 192
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Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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