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KQED 9: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#22097] (original broadcast date: 5/03/16)
    * a discussion about Leicester City winning the English Premier League. Charlie is joined by John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News and a life-long Leicester fan; Tommy Smyth, ESPN soccer analyst; and Roger Bennett, co-host of NBC Sports Network's 'Men In Blazers.'
    * a look at "The Humans," now playing at the Helen Hayes Theatre. We are joined by its playwright, Stephen Karam, director Joe Mantello, and two of its Tony-nominated stars: Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell.
    * Jim Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#35088] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Spark! [#902H] Arts + Social Issues Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei explores themes of freedom of speech and imprisonment in a large scale art installation on the notorious former prison island of Alcatraz.
    Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony appeal to younger, more diverse audiences with a contemporary, classical music experience, video projections, and a cocktail bar.
    David Maisel's stunning aerial photographs reveal landscapes irrevocably altered by mankind, including the eerie salt flats of Owens Lake.
    The Market Street Prototyping Festival engages innovative urban planning techniques to bring community and public art to a once neglected urban corridor.
    duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Janis Joplin: American Masters [#2706] Observe Janis Joplin's life through intimate letters and rare footage in the first in-depth celebration of the iconic rock singer. Director Amy Berg presents a portrait of a complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist. Chan Marshall narrates. duration 1:56:40   STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Janis Joplin: San Francisco's Pearl Follow Janis Joplin's career from her rise to fame at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival to her untimely death in Los Angeles in 1970. Narrated by Jefferson Airplane's Marty Balin and featuring interviews with former bandmates and Bay Area journalists and performers. duration 26:31   STEREO
  • 4:30 am
    Frontline [#3409H] Benghazi In Crisis On the ground in Benghazi, birthplace of Libya's uprising, now besieged by ISIS and warring militias. Journalist Feras Kilani goes inside the war-torn city. Also this hour, Safa Al-Ahmad makes a dangerous trip to report on the fighting in Yemen. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:30 am
    Music Voyager [#303H] Nashville: Music City Known as the capital of country music, Nashville also is home to some of the world's top singer-songwriters and rock and pop bands. Host Jacob Edgar receives a personal tour of Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry by country superstar Vince Gill. Then, he sees Elizabeth Miller perform at a funky bar in East Nashville, the bohemian district home to many of the city's musicians. He checks out Music Row, the epicenter of Nashville's music business, to visit Compass Records and then tour Gruhn Guitars, which supplies vintage gear to the world's top musicians. He hears virtuoso banjo player Alison Brown demonstrate her musical talents and then visits the legendary Bluebird Cafe, where Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift started their careers. Then, he stops in at the home of Jamie Johnson from the bluegrass band The Grascals for a moving performance of their hit song "I Am Strong". And finally, local songwriters Gabe Dixon and Casey Wasner, contemporary blues singer Keb Mo' and indie rock band Those Darlins prove there is much more to the Nashville scene then country music. duration 27:56   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Arthur [#1503] Buster's Secret Admirer/The Last King of Lambland * Buster's Secret Admirer - Buster receives a box of chocolates in the mail from a secret admirer. Could it be Fern? Muffy? Francine?! It's driving him crazy! Who could possibly like him that much??
    * The Last King of Lambland - James receives a gift from his uncle in Scotland - a toy lamb that will supposedly give its owner the powers of the legendary James the Squinty, leader of the clan MacDoogal-Donal's! Will this new-found power go straight to James' head?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Odd Squad [#132H] Undercover Olive Undercover Olive - In this half-hour episode, Olive goes undercover in a high-stakes "Rock, Paper, Scissors" game. Curriculum: Data collection and analysis; solving simple probability problems. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#102H] Whale of a Squid Chris and Martin are taking Aviva's sub prototype out for a test drive when it gets sucked into a battle between a Sperm whale and Giant squid, spiraling down into the depths. The brothers want to follow, but their damaged sub can't take that kind of pressure. Aviva develops whale and squid Creature Power Suits, so the brothers can go where no sub has gone before. Science Concept: Pressure is force applied to an area. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#105H] How Come The Moon Has Craters?/Backyard Moon Base * How Come the Moon Has Craters - The kids take a trip to the Moon and learn that falling asteroids probably created all the craters on the Moon's surface! Curriculum: Craters on the Moon were probably caused by asteroids hitting the surface.
    * Backyard Moon Base - Led by Sydney, the kids build a moon base in Jet's backyard and use their imaginations to figure out what challenges they would need to overcome in order to live on the Moon. Curriculum: A moon habitat is a structure on the Moon that would provide the right conditions to allow humans to live on the Moon's surface.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#118H] Woodpecker Picks A Place/Here Comes The Sun * Woodpecker Picks a Place - Nature Cat's band practice keeps getting interrupted by a loud knocking on Hal's doghouse. Upon investigating, the gang finds a woodpecker pecking away at Hal's roof! In trying to stop the woodpecker to save Hal's roof, and allow them to get back to band practice, the gang finds out more about woodpeckers and what exactly this one is looking for.
    * Here Comes the Sun - Tally ho! Today Nature Cat leads his pals on an amazing adventure, to go see the Golden Sunstone! All is going well on the trek over until Nature Cat accidentally breaks the compass! Uh oh, now how are they going to tell which direction to go in? As Nature Cat panics, Squeeks, Daisy and Hal find other ways to determine which direction to go and save the day!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#510H] Mother's Day Surprise/Jungle Gym * Mother's Day Surprise - It's Mother's Day and Marco wants to surprise his mami with a party! George is excited to help Marco make a pinata and other festive decorations while Cecilia and the Man with the Yellow Hat prepare some of Maritza's favorite food. But when they see her arriving early, will the crew be able to pull it together in time to make this one mother's day she'll never forget?
    * Jungle Gym - George, Allie, and Bill really flip for flips when they join a gymnastics class and then flip-out when they realize the class is only once a week! But George has an idea-build their own backyard gym so they can practice every day. Will an inventive monkey, a determined little girl, and a can-do boy be able to carry it off and impress their teacher at the next class?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#133H] Daniel's New Friend/Same and Different Daniel's New Friend: Daniel and Miss Elaina meet Prince Wednesday's cousin Chrissie during a playdate at the castle. As they play "knights," they discover that, although Chrissie needs some help walking, they are the same in many ways. Same and Different: While Daniel is playing dress up with his friends at school, he feels different when he realizes that not everyone has a tail like him. He learns that everyone has differences, but that these are the things that make us unique. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#135H] Duckling Goes Home/Daniel Feels Left Out Duckling Goes Home: Today at school, the children find out that Ducky has grown too big to be their classroom pet and it's time to take him back to the farm. This news is very upsetting, especially to Daniel and Miss Elaina. The children cope with their sadness in different ways and soon they feel a little bit better. Daniel Feels Left Out: On their way home from the Neighborhood grocery store, Dad and Daniel stop by the Treehouse to say "hello." O the Owl and Katerina Kittycat have been playing together all day, and are even going to have dinner together. When it is time to go home with Dad, Daniel feels left out and sad. Back at home, Mom and Dad Tiger help Daniel with his sad feelings and he soon feels a bit better. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4587H] The Rainbow Show Elmo tries to make a rainbow appear and learns about colors. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Peg + Cat [#121H] The Clown Problem/The Ninja Problem The Clown Problem - The Circus. Peg and Cat help Mac achieve his dream of being a clown in the circus, by teaching him how funny it can be when things are exactly the wrong size. The Ninja Problem - Japan. Peg and Cat help their young Ninja-wannabe friend Aki find the fifteen missing cherry blossom trees by using Ninja skills and math skills. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Dinosaur Train [#304H] Rocket Train Surprise Party/Cloudy with a Chance Of Fun The Pteranodon family rides the "Night Train" all the way back to the Jurassic Period to visit their nocturnal friend, Vlad Volaticotherium, who tells them that he wants to take them caving! Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don don't even know what caving is, but they are soon having a great time seeing all the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites that have formed inside the cave. They also learn that it can be a lot of fun to hear your voice echo down the cave's long caverns! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#305H] Tiny's Fishing Friend/Butterflies Tiny can't believe it when he finds out that his friend Cindy Cimolestes doesn't like fish, but she explains that she's a mammal and many mammals don't eat fish. Determined, Tiny sets out to find a mammal in the Mesozoic who likes fish, so she, Buddy, Cindy and Dad set out on a fishing trip where they run into Cassie Castrocauda, a Jurassic mammal that looks like a cross between a beaver, an otter and a platypus, who also happens to love fish! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#22097] (original broadcast date: 5/03/16)
    * a discussion about Leicester City winning the English Premier League. Charlie is joined by John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News and a life-long Leicester fan; Tommy Smyth, ESPN soccer analyst; and Roger Bennett, co-host of NBC Sports Network's 'Men In Blazers.'
    * a look at "The Humans," now playing at the Helen Hayes Theatre. We are joined by its playwright, Stephen Karam, director Joe Mantello, and two of its Tony-nominated stars: Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell.
    * Jim Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#811H] Live Sushi, Chavez Supermarket and Taqueria, and Bistro Vis a Vis * Cool but cozy, Live Sushi delivers fresh seafood and a creative spin to traditional Japanese cuisine. It's in the heart of the Excelsior District of San Francisco.
    * Unpretentious Chavez Supermarket and Taqueria in Hayward is a quick stop for Mexican comfort food favorites - stop, and shop for groceries at the same time!
    * Last, but not least, Greenbrae's hidden gem Bistro Vis a Vis presents Marin residents with a chance to enjoy elegant, sustainable and locally-sourced food without driving to the city.
    duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Nature [#3207] Owl Power For centuries, owls have been fascinating hallmarks of children's stories and folk tales the world over. What actually makes owls so special? Using the camera technology, computer graphics, x-rays and ultra-microscopes available in the modern world, take a new look at owls in more detail than ever before. The real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing work, and how they fly so silently are influencing 21st-century technology and design, from high-tech aircraft and submarines to innovative hearing aids. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17125H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11521] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17125H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Nature Cat [#118H] Woodpecker Picks A Place/Here Comes The Sun * Woodpecker Picks a Place - Nature Cat's band practice keeps getting interrupted by a loud knocking on Hal's doghouse. Upon investigating, the gang finds a woodpecker pecking away at Hal's roof! In trying to stop the woodpecker to save Hal's roof, and allow them to get back to band practice, the gang finds out more about woodpeckers and what exactly this one is looking for.
    * Here Comes the Sun - Tally ho! Today Nature Cat leads his pals on an amazing adventure, to go see the Golden Sunstone! All is going well on the trek over until Nature Cat accidentally breaks the compass! Uh oh, now how are they going to tell which direction to go in? As Nature Cat panics, Squeeks, Daisy and Hal find other ways to determine which direction to go and save the day!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:58 pm
    Wild Kratts [#102H] Whale of a Squid Chris and Martin are taking Aviva's sub prototype out for a test drive when it gets sucked into a battle between a Sperm whale and Giant squid, spiraling down into the depths. The brothers want to follow, but their damaged sub can't take that kind of pressure. Aviva develops whale and squid Creature Power Suits, so the brothers can go where no sub has gone before. Science Concept: Pressure is force applied to an area. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 5:28 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#105H] How Come The Moon Has Craters?/Backyard Moon Base * How Come the Moon Has Craters - The kids take a trip to the Moon and learn that falling asteroids probably created all the craters on the Moon's surface! Curriculum: Craters on the Moon were probably caused by asteroids hitting the surface.
    * Backyard Moon Base - Led by Sydney, the kids build a moon base in Jet's backyard and use their imaginations to figure out what challenges they would need to overcome in order to live on the Moon. Curriculum: A moon habitat is a structure on the Moon that would provide the right conditions to allow humans to live on the Moon's surface.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11521] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#35089] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 pm
    QUEST [#901H] Self-Driving Cars: The Road Ahead Self-driving cars are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Audi, Google, Tesla and other companies are taking dozens of prototype vehicles onto the road in California and other states. But before they can take off with consumers, big hurdles need to be overcome. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nature [#2903H] Jungle Eagle The most powerful raptor in the world, the harpy eagle, hides away deep in the South American jungle. Harpy eagles are barely ever seen, let alone filmed. In this extraordinary documentary, our team of cameramen steps into the world of this monkey-eating eagle and even risks injury to obtain intimate pictures of them bringing back large monkeys to the nest. The tables soon turn, however, as one of these massive birds starts following the team. duration 55:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#4313H] Operation Lighthouse Rescue The Gay Head Lighthouse, a historic landmark perched high on the cliffs of Martha's Vineyard, is soon to become the next victim of the ocean's relentless erosion of the island's cliffs. Join engineers as they race to rescue this national treasure. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Nova [#4205H] Petra - Lost City of Stone More than 2000 years ago, the thriving city of Petra rose up in the bone-dry desert of what is now Jordan. An oasis of culture and abundance, the city was built by wealthy merchants whose camel caravans transported incense and spices across hundreds of miles from the Arabian Gulf. They carved spectacular temple-tombs into its soaring cliffs, raised a monumental Great Temple at its heart, and devised an ingenious system that channeled water to vineyards, bathhouses, fountains, and pools. But following a catastrophic earthquake and a slump in its desert trade routes, Petra's unique culture faded and was lost to most of the world for nearly a thousand years.
    Now, in a daring experiment, an archaeologist and sculptors team up to carve an iconic temple-tomb to find out how the ancient people of Petra built their city of stone. And beyond Petra's city of the dead, scientists using remote sensors and hydraulic flumes discover a city of the living-complete with a water system that not only supplied 30,000 people with enough to drink, but also filled bathhouses, fountains, and pools with such abundance that some scholars believe this desert metropolis may have been the Las Vegas of the ancient world. The race is on to discover how these nomads created this oasis of culture in one of the harshest climates on earth, and ultimately, why Petra disappeared.
    duration 55:11   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Ken Kesey Ken Kesey (September 17 1935 - November 10, 2001) is one of the best-known authors to ever emerge from Oregon. He wrote his two most-acclaimed novels, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962) and Sometimes a Great Notion (1964), when still in his twenties. duration 58:37   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#22098] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code

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Wave 10
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Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

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Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

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V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

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Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

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