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Botany of Desire Previous Broadcasts

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 2, 2011 -- 8:00 PM

This documentary tells the story of four everyday plants and the way they have domesticated humankind by fulfilling our desires even as we've fulfilled the plants' desires. Based on Michael Pollan's book, The Botany of Desire: A Plant's Eye View of the World, it roams the world, from the potato fields of Idaho and Peru to the apple orchards of New England, from a medical marijuana hot house to the tulip markets of Amsterdam. Along the way, the program explores the natural history of the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato - and the human desires that link their destinies to our own.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 3, 2011 -- 2:00 AM
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      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The PSIP Info part of our Over the Air (OTA) signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3 dropped out of our overall signal early Wednesday 7/09. Once PSIP was restored most OTA receivers moved our signal back to the correct channel locations. However, for some viewers, it appears as if they have lost […]

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