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Episode #9588

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 30, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

TARGETING TERROR - As President Obama gathered his national security team to discuss Afghanistan on Friday, Hillary Clinton ended a trip designed to smooth ties with Pakistan.
CLINTON IN PAKISTAN -Margaret Warner sits down with Secretary Clinton to discuss the war against extremists in Pakistan.
STIMULUS JOBS - The White House released data Friday showing the $787 billion stimulus program has created or saved 650,000 jobs. Judy Woodruff reports.
GREEN JOBS - In the latest in a series about innovation amid economic turmoil, Tom Bearden reports on efforts to convert algae into clean fuel.
SHIELDS AND BROOKS - Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks speak with Jim Lehrer about the week's top stories.

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  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 31, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 31, 2009 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 30, 2009 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 30, 2009 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 30, 2009 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 30, 2009 -- 5:30 PM
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Episode #9587

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 29, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

ECONOMIC GROWTH - The US economy is growing again, for the first time in more than a year. Jeffrey Brown reports and gets perspective from experts in different regions of the country, including: Shirley Leung in Boston and William Conerly in Portland.
RX FOR REFORM: HOUSE HEALTH CARE BILL - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a health care reform bill Thursday that would expand insurance coverage to as many as 36 million people. Betty Ann Bowser reports.
CITY ON EDGE: PAKISTAN - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Lahore, Pakistan today, a city that has suffered from a recent increase in terrorist attacks. Margaret Warner is traveling with the Secretary and reports from Pakistan.
ON AFGHANISTAN: MATTHEW HOH -Matthew Hoh, the first US official known to resign in protest of the Afghan war, speaks with Judy Woodruff about Afghanistan and his concerns.
FOOTBALL ON THE BRAIN - Ray Suarez examines the link between professional football and brain trauma.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 30, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 30, 2009 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 29, 2009 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 29, 2009 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 29, 2009 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 29, 2009 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 29, 2009 -- 4:00 PM

Episode #9586

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 28, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN - Deadly attacks rocked Afghanistan and Pakistan today. Gwen Ifill updates the situation in Afghanistan and then talks to Margaret Warner who is reporting from Islamabad.
THE GRID - President Obama pledged $3.4 billion in June toward renewable energy projects that will make the nation's power grid more efficient. Spencer Michels reports.
TOO BIG TO FAIL - New legislation proposed Wednesday will give the government new powers to shrink financial firms deemed "too big to fail." For more, Jim Lehrer speaks with Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and Eugene Ludwig a former comptroller of the currency, the chief national bank regulator, he is currently CEO of the consulting firm Promontory Financial Group.
RAINFOREST CARE - Fred de Sam Lazaro takes a look at how one organization in the Southeast Asian island of Borneo is trading health care for rainforest preservation.
PIANO MAN - Jeffrey Brown profiles piano rocker and pop star Ben Folds, who has recently been touring the country to perform with large-scale orchestras.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 29, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 29, 2009 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 28, 2009 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 28, 2009 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 28, 2009 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 28, 2009 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 28, 2009 -- 4:00 PM

Episode #9585

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 27, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

RX FOR REFORM - OPT-OUT OPTION - The push to add a public option to the Senate version of a health care reform bill appeared to draw mixed reactions on Capitol Hill. Betty Ann Bowser reports. For more on the politics surrounding the latest moves, Ray Suarez speaks with Norman Ornstein, Congressional expert and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Then, for a closer look at the proposed "opt-out" version of the public plan, Ray Suarez speaks with Robert Laszewski, former insurance executive and now president of the consulting firm Health Policy and Strategy Associates and Ezra Klein, a staff writer at The Washington Post who blogs regularly about health policy.
PARASITES AT HOME - Jeffrey Kaye reports on how health issues generally thought to impact developing countries are also showing up in the US.
MAKING SEN$E - LABOR LEADER - Paul Solman profiles the new head of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka.

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  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 28, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
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  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 27, 2009 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 27, 2009 -- 6:00 PM
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Episode #9584

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 26, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

RISING TOLL: AFGHANISTAN - Kwame Holman updates the state of the Obama administration's review of the Afghanistan war amid news that two helicopter crashes there killed 14 Americans.
SEN. JOHN KERRY - Sen. John Kerry speaks with Margaret Warner about his recent trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan plus the upcoming Afghan runoff election.
HELD BY THE TALIBAN - David Rohde speaks with Gwen Ifill about how he survived being abducted by the Taliban while reporting for the New York Times in Afghanistan.
FLU IN THE FAMILY - Betty Ann Bowser reports on how families are coping with the deadly H1N1 flu virus and the recovery process.
MANHOOD FOR AMATEURS - Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon discusses his new book, "Manhood for Amateurs," with Jeffrey Brown.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 27, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
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  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 26, 2009 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 26, 2009 -- 7:00 PM
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Episode #9583

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 23, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

FLU FEVER - Officials acknowledged Friday there is a shortage of the H1N1 vaccine and confirmed that the virus has spread to nearly every state. For more on the troubles with the vaccine, Ray Suarez speaks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.
AFGHANISTAN - Margaret Warner speaks with Rory Stewart, a foreign policy expert who also walked across Afghanistan. It is the latest in a series of conversations about Afghanistan.
BRITISH BLOW-UP - The head of an extreme-right wing political party appeared on a popular BBC talk show this week, sparking a freedom of speech debate across the United Kingdom. Simon Marks reports.
SHIELDS AND BROOKS - Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks review the top news of the week with Judy Woodruff.
HIGHEST DUTY - Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the pilot of "the miracle on the Hudson," discusses his new book, "Highest Duty," with Jeffrey Brown.

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  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 24, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 24, 2009 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 23, 2009 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 23, 2009 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 23, 2009 -- 6:00 PM
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Episode #9582

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 22, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION - The Obama administration's pay czar, Kenneth Feinberg, speaks with Jeffrey Brown about new rules on executive compensation for firms that have received federal support.
RX FOR REFORM: ANTI-TRUST EXEMPTION - A House committee has approved a bill that would strip insurers of their exemption from federal anti-trust laws. Betty Ann Bowser reports. Then for more, Judy Woodruff speaks with Richard Kirsch, national campaign manager for the pro-reform organization Health Care for America Now and Ed Haislmaier, senior research fellow in the center for health policy studies at the Heritage Foundation.
MOSQUE AND STATE - Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how Indonesia, a predominantly Muslim nation, is experiencing a surge in Islam while remaining politically secular.
PATCHWORK NATION: STIMULUS SPENDING - Dante Chinni of the Patchwork Nation project speaks with Ray Suarez about new data tracking the distribution of federal stimulus dollars.
AMERICAN STORYTELLER - Author Sherman Alexie talks about his new book, "Face," and a new collection of stories and poems called "War Dances."

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  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 23, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
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  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 22, 2009 -- 7:00 PM
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  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 22, 2009 -- 4:00 PM

Episode #9581

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 21, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

RESCUE EFFORT - The TARP program aided the economy, but was conducted with too little transparency, a government report has concluded. For more, Ray Suarez speaks with Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general for TARP.
BEHIND THE SCENES AT GM - Steven Rattner, who led the Obama administration team charged with restructuring the auto industry, speaks with Judy Woodruff about the struggles of General Motors.
VACCINE SHORTAGE - Betty Ann Bowser visits a Maryland health clinic to explore concerns that supply of the H1N1 vaccine will not meet demand.
CANCER CONCERNS - Researchers are raising new concerns about the health benefits of cancer screenings. For perspective, Gwen Ifill speaks with Dr. Laura Esserman, director of the Breast Care Center at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and a lead author of the study and Dr. Victor Vogel, vice president of research for the American Cancer Society.
RECONSTRUCTING JOURNALISM - Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of The Washington Post, and Nick Lemann of the Columbia Journalism Review discuss a new report on the future of journalism.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 22, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
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  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 21, 2009 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 21, 2009 -- 6:00 PM
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  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 21, 2009 -- 4:00 PM

Episode #9580

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 20, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

AFGHAN RUNOFF - Afghan President Hamid Karzai agreed today to a runoff election. For more, Gwen Ifill talks to Robert Neumann, who served as ambassador to Kabul in the Bush administration and Alexander Thier, a senior adviser at the US Institute for Peace, he served on the comission that drafted Afghanistan's constitution.
DEADLY ATTACK - PAKISTAN - New violence rocked Islamabad Tuesday. Ray Suarez reports and speaks with Pamela Constable a reporter for the Washington Post in Islamabad.
TENURE BATTLE - The ongoing national debate over torture policy has created some unexpected fallout at one prestigious US law school. Spencer Michels reports. < br />H1N1 - AT RISK YOUTH - Margaret Warner talks to Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control, for an update on the H1N1 flu and why it's hitting young people the hardest.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS - Jeffrey Brown reports on the 35th anniversary year of the PBS music program "Austin City Limits," the longest running music series in American television history.

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  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 21, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 21, 2009 -- 1:00 AM
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  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 20, 2009 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 20, 2009 -- 6:00 PM
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Episode #9579

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 19, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

AFGHAN ELECTION - Investigators confirmed Monday that Afghanistan's presidential election was rife with fraud, fueling calls for a runoff. Margaret Warner reports.
PAKISTAN OFFENSIVE - Fighting between the Pakistan army and insurgents enters its third day. Judy Woodruff reports and speaks with retired Pakistani Lt. Gen. Talat Masood and Robert Grenier, former head of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center and Chief of Station in Islamabad.
FROZEN IN TIME - Climatologist and Climate Central correspondent Heidi Cullen looks at scientific efforts to understand climate history by boring down deep into the ice of Greenland.
SUDAN POLICY SHIFT - Ray Suarez reports on the Obama administration's new strategy toward Sudan, which offers incentives to the African nation in exchange for a resolution regarding Darfur. For more, Suarez speaks with retired Air Force General Scott Gration who serves as a Special Envoy to Sudan and helped craft the new policy.
FOX IN THE WHITE HOUSE - Jeffrey Brown looks at the ongoing tension between Fox News and the Obama administration.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 20, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
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  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 19, 2009 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 19, 2009 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 19, 2009 -- 6:00 PM
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Episode #9578

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 16, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

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  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 17, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
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  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 16, 2009 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 16, 2009 -- 6:00 PM
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Episode #9577

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 15, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

PRESIDENTIAL VISIT - President Obama traveled to New Orleans today to check the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Margaret Warner reports on the presidential visit and speaks with Jim Amoss, Editor of the Times-Picayune.
MAKING SEN$E: OUR LOT - In the latest in a series of reports making sense of the economy, Paul Solman examines the ongoing foreclosure crisis.
TAX HAVENS - IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman speaks with Jeffrey Brown about the agency's efforts to rein in overseas tax shelters.
CAR TALK - As new evidence emerges about the hazards of driving while talking on a cell phone, more states are pushing to ban the practice. Angie Crouch takes a closer look.
LATINA FIESTA - A sampling of Latin music performed at the White House this week at a cultural event hosted by the president and first lady.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 16, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 16, 2009 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 15, 2009 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 15, 2009 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 15, 2009 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 15, 2009 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 15, 2009 -- 4:00 PM

Episode #9576

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 14, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

MARKET MILESTONE - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 10, 000 for the first time in a year Wednesday. Ray Suarez reports on Wall Street's comeback milestone and speaks with Frank Ahrens, who covers the markets and the economy for the Washington Post.
EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION - Jeffrey Brown reports on soaring pay and bonuses for corporate executives and speaks with Sarah Anderson, director of the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and co-author of the group's annual report on executive compensation and Steve Bartlett, president and CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, a trade association representing 100 of the country's largest banking, insurance and securities companies.
RX FOR REFORM - Betty Ann Bowser reports on new developments surrounding the healthcare overhaul one day after the Senate Finance Committee advanced President Obama's agenda. Then for more, Judy Woodruff speaks with two people who have been looking at the different options for a public option: Julive Rovner of NPR and Len Nichols of the New America Foundation.
TAXING MARIJUANA -Spencer Michels reports on a new approach to reducing California's budget deficit.
AFGHANISTAN OPTIONS - Margaret Warner updates the situation in Afghanistan and speaks with former Afghan finance minister and presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani about the country's future.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 15, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 15, 2009 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 14, 2009 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 14, 2009 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 14, 2009 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 14, 2009 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 14, 2009 -- 4:00 PM

Episode #9575

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 13, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

HEALTH CARE VOTE - The Senate Finance Committee voted 14-9 to approve a health care reform plan Tuesday. Betty Ann Bowser reports from Capitol Hill.
NEWSMAKER: RAHM EMANUEL - Judy Woodruff speaks with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel about the latest developments in health reform.
GOVERNORS RACES - Gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia are being billed as early referendums on President Obama. Gwen Ifill talks to political experts for insight.
DEVASTATING DROUGHT - Lindsey Hilsum of ITN reports on the worst drought to strike the horn of Africa in more than a decade.
STANDOFF IN HONDURAS - Three months after the president of Honduras was removed from office, the Central American nation remains in turmoil.
HONDURAN TALKS - Ray Suarez speaks with a reporter in Honduras about the diplomatic effort to resolve the standoff between the nation's deposed president and the his successor.
HUBBLE REPAIRS - An excerpt from a Nova Science Now report on efforts to repair the Hubble Telescope.

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  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 14, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 14, 2009 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 13, 2009 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 13, 2009 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 13, 2009 -- 6:00 PM
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Episode #9574

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 12, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

VIOLENCE IN PAKISTAN - Militants in Pakistan launched their fourth deadly attack in a week Monday. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the latest in a string of major attacks. Then Gwen Ifill speaks with Chris Brummitt, the Associated Press' Bureau Chief in Islamabad, Pakistan.
RX FOR REFORM - INSURANCE PREMIUMS - As lawmakers prepare to debate health reform legislation, Margaret Warner examines how an overhaul would impact insurance premiums. For perspective, Warner speaks with Nancy-Ann DeParle, counselor to the president and director of the White House office of health reform and Karen Ignagni, president and chief executive of America's Health Insurance Plans.
HEALTHY SAN FRANCISCO -Spencer Michels reports on an effort in San Francisco to expand health care coverage.
DON'T ASK DON'T TELL - The White House may be moving toward ending the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Kwame Holman reports on the renewed debate over gay rights.
THE CLINTON TAPES - Jeffrey Brown speaks with Taylor Branch about his behind the scenes look at the White House.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 13, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 13, 2009 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 12, 2009 -- 10:00 PM
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  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 12, 2009 -- 6:00 PM
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Episode #9573

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 9, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE - President Obama was named the winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize today. Ray Suarez reports. Then, for more Jeffrey Brown speaks with Scott London, a journalist who has written extensively about the Nobel Committee and the Peace Prize. For reaction, Judy Woodruff speaks with two long time foreign policy makers and watchers: Zbigniew Brzezinski who served as national security adviser to President Carter and is now a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Walter Russell Mead, who is the Henry Kissinger Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
CHAIRMAN'S TROUBLES - Kwame Holman reports on ethics charges against veteran New York Democrat Charles Rangel. < br />BROOKS AND MARCUS - Jim Lehrer discusses the week's news with New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus.
SHOOT THE MOON - Margaret Warner reports on NASA's efforts to search for water beneath the surface of the moon by crashing two spacecrafts into its South pole.

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  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 10, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 10, 2009 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 9, 2009 -- 10:00 PM
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Episode #9572

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 8, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

HEALTH CARE REFORM - The Senate Finance Committee will vote Tuesday on a bill to overhaul the nation's health care system. Kwame Holman reports, then for more, Judy Woodruff speaks with two people who watch Congress closely: Julie Rovner, health policy correspondent for National Public Radio and Norm Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
AFGHANISTAN - A car bombing rocked Kabul on Thursday. For perspective, Margaret Warner speaks with Afghanistan's Ambassador to the United States, Said Jawad.
SWINE FLU - Betty Ann Bowser reports on the start of a campaign to vaccinate Americans against the H1N1 flu virus.
FOOD SAFETY -Lee Hochberg reports on concerns over tainted food products and the unexpectedly complicated path many foods travel from farm to grocery store.
ROOTS - Jeffrey Brown reports on how efforts to trace Michelle Obama's roots revealed a particularly American story.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 9, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
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Episode #9571

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 7, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

PAKISTAN - Judy Woodruff discusses Pakistan's role in the US war on terror and the Afghan war with David Ignatious, a reporter for the Washington Post who just returned from Pakistan, and Christine Fair, assistant professor in the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University.
RX FOR REFORM: THE NETHERLANDS - Ray Suarez continues his look at the health care system in The Netherlands 4 years after a massive overhaul. Then Gwen Ifill speaks with experts about what the US can learn from other countries.
AFGHANISTAN - The US war against the Taliban in Afghanistan began 8 years ago on this date. The NewsHour marks the anniversary with a special Frontline report on one US Army officer's mission near Kabul.
STUDENTS AT RISK - In the wake of the death of a Chicago teenager who was beaten to death on the city's south side, Jeffrey Brown discusses youth violence with Carol Marin of WTTW and the Chicago Sun-Times.
HELEN KELLER - A bronze statue of a young Helen Keller was unveiled at the US Capitol Wednesday. Kwame Holman reports.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 8, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
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Episode #9570

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 6, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

AFGHAN-PAKISTAN STRATEGY - President Obama is set to meet with congressional leaders Tuesday to discuss a strategy shift on the war in Afghanistan. Reporters detail the shape of the debate.
ANIMAL CRUELTY - The Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday on whether an animal cruelty law violates the first amendment. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal details the case.
HEALTH CARE IN THE NETHERLANDS - Ray Suarez looks at the health care system in the Netherlands four years after a massive overhaul designed to control costs.
NOBELS IN PHYSICS - Three Americans were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for breakthroughs in fiber optics and digital photography. Jeffrey Brown explains their achievements.
MAKING SEN$E: COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE - Paul Solman explores the role of commercial real estate transactions in the nation's economic picture with a tour of some such properties in New York City.

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  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 7, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
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  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 6, 2009 -- 10:00 PM
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Episode #9569

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 5, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

AFGHAN TURMOIL - A weekend of turmoil in Afghanistan left 8 American troops dead as tensions continue over US strategy in the country. General John Keane and Colonel Andrew Bacevich weigh in.
COURT BACK IN SESSION - As the Supreme Court opens its new term, Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal details the cases to watch.
TALKING TO DOCTORS - President Obama met with doctors at the White House Monday to discuss his health reform push. Judy Woodruff talks to experts about how health providers view the debate.
VOICE OF THE DODGERS - On the heels of the Dodgers' National League West championship, Jeffrey Brown profiles Vin Scully, the man who has been the play-by-play voice of the team for decades.
MAKING SEN$E: COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE - Paul Solman explores the role of commercial real estate transactions in the nation's economic picture with a tour of some such properties in New York City.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 6, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
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Episode #9568

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 2, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

JOB LOSSES - The national jobless rate increased more than expected in September, dimming hopes for job growth before the year's end. Margaret Warner reports.
RIO WINS! - The Olympics were awarded to a South American city for the first time. Ray Suarez reports on how Chicago is handling the loss and Rio de Janeiro the win.
HEALTH CARE DEBATE - Betty Ann Bowser updates the week's developments in the ongoing debate over health care reform.
SHIELDS AND BROOKS - Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks reflect on the news of the week, including health care reform and sending more troops to Afghanistan.
PASSION AND POWER - Jeffrey Brown speaks with actress Annette Bening about her passionate performance in Medea, a modern interpretation of the classical Greek play by Euripides.

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  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 3, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
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Episode #9567

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 1, 2009 -- 3:00 PM

PACIFIC QUAKES - The death toll rose sharply higher today in the twin earthquake disasters in Indonesia and the Samoan Islands. For more, James Mates of Independent Television News reports on the situation in Indonesia and John Ray, also of Independent Television News, reports from Samoa.
ELECTION FRAUD FALLOUT: AFGHANISTAN - Peter Galbraith, the former #2 UN official in Afghanistan talks about his firing after he accused the top UN envoy of hiding evidence of election fraud in an interview with Margaret Warner.
HIGH LEVEL TALKS - High level representatives from Iran, the US and other major world powers gathered at a negotiating table in Geneva today to discuss Iran's nuclear program. For more on what the US hopes to gain from talks with Iran, Jeffrey Brown speaks with analysts.
TAXING MARIJUANA - Spencer Michels reports on a new approach to reduce California's budget deficit.
ANCESTRAL ORIGINS - Ray Suarez reports on a new fossil skeleton out of Africa dating back 4.4 million years that could be human's long lost ancestor.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 2, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 2, 2009 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 1, 2009 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 1, 2009 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 1, 2009 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 1, 2009 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 1, 2009 -- 4:00 PM

Episode #9566

KQED World: Thu, Oct 1, 2009 -- 1:00 AM

PACIFIC QUAKES - Undersea earthquakes caused disasters in 2 oceans today. Tuesday, a powerful quake near the Samoan islands triggered a series of deadly waves and today, another deep-sea tremor hit Western Indonesia. For more, Gwen Ifill speaks with experts coordinating relief efforts in both Indonesia and American Samoa.
CLIMATE OF CHANGE - Jeffrey Brown speaks with lawmakers about a new Senate bill aimed at curbing greenhouse emissions by 2020.
GREEN HOUSES -In the latest installment in a series about innovation during the recession, Tom Bearden examines how one architect is turning trash into environmentally-friendly homes.
DISTRACTED DRIVING - Ray Suarez reports on the Department of Transportation's summit to call attention to the problems of texting and performing other activities while driving.
ENGAGING MYANMAR - Margaret Warner reports on the Obama administration's new approach to dealing with the Asian dictatorship in Myanmar, the country also known as Burma.
VOLCKER ON CHARLIE ROSE - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker weighs in on the state of the economy in an excerpt from an interview with Charlie Rose.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 1, 2009 -- 4:00 AM
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    • DT9s: Sutro Tower testing, early Tues 4/22 1am-5am

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED (and 3 other local Bay Area stations) will be doing full-load testing on new equipment at Sutro Tower early Tues 4/22 between 1am & 5am. If all goes as planned the KQED transmitter will go off twice during the early part of this period for between 15 and 30 seconds each […]

    • KQED DT9 planned, very short outages, Tues 4/15 (& possibly Wed 4/16)

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED DT9′s Over the Air (OTA) signal from Sutro Tower will experience a few extremely brief outages on Tuesday 4/15 between 10am and 5pm (and possibly on Wed 4/16 if the work cannot be completed in 1 day). Each outage should be measurable in seconds (not minutes). This work will not affect […]

    • KQET DT25 Planned Outage: early Tues 4/15 (btwn 5am-6am)

      (DT 25.1, 25.2, 25.3) At some point between 5am and 6am early Tuesday 4/15, KQET’s signal from the transmitter on Fremont Peak northeast of Monterey will shut down for a short period of time to allow AT&T to do work on our fiber interface. The outage should be relatively short, but its precise start time […]

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