TV Daily Schedule: KQED 9
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KQED 9: Saturday, July 28, 2012
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.
12:00 amCharlie Rose [#18155H] (original broadcast date: 07/27/12)
A rebroadcast of an hour with author Robert Caro, an American biographer noted for his studies of US political figures Robert Moses and Lyndon B. Johnson. Caro wrote The Power Broker, and the biographical series known as The Years of Lyndon Johnson. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. duration 56:46 STEREO TVRE
1:00 amNightly Business Report [#31280Z] duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE
1:30 amTHIS WEEK in Northern California [#2338H] July 27, 2012 DELTA PLAN MAKES WAVES - California's ongoing war over water continues with heavy opposition by some environmental groups and Democratic lawmakers to Gov. Brown's massive plan to build a $14 billion pair of tunnels to transport water from the North to the South, and restore Delta wetlands. Will Brown's push for spending on major infrastructure projects jeopardize passage of his November tax initiative?
CANDIDATES COLLECT CASH - President Barack Obama and GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney both visited the Bay Area this week to raise campaign funds. Each was silent on gun control in the aftermath of the tragic theater shootings in Colorado. Medical marijuana advocates protested against the Obama administration's federal crackdown on dispensaries.
HEALTH AND WELFARE OF CALIFORNIA CHILDREN - The 2012 Kids Count Report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that California, the state with the highest number of children, ranks only 41 out of 50 states in overall well-being of children. The state did fare better on healthcare, scoring 23rd, in large part due to good prenatal care and increasing numbers of children with health insurance.
Guests: Lauren Sommer, KQED Quest; Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group; Kathryn Baron, EdSource.
SODA TAX CONTROVERSY IN RICHMOND - Should sugary beverages be taxed like cigarettes? As a trend to limit or ban soft drinks consumption moves across the country, PBS NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports on efforts by the city of Richmond to tax soda. While health experts say it will help stem high obesity rates, others say it will unfairly target those who are least able to afford the penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE
2:00 amWashington Week [#5204H] * President Barack Obama touted his national security record citing the end of the Iraq war and the killing of Osama bin Laden during a speech to the national convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars this week. The very next day Republican rival Mitt Romney spoke to the group and accused the president of being weak and shirking his responsibility in dealing with foreign governments. Romney's criticism came on the eve of his week-long trip overseas where he hopes to boost his own foreign policy credentials. Dan Balz of The Washington Post will take a closer look at where there are clear policy differences and similarities between Obama and Romney's strategy when it comes to dealing with allies and foreign conflicts.
* The Romney campaign has seized on President Obama's remark from earlier this month that businesses need government to help them succeed. During a speech about ways to bolster the economy and create jobs, President Obama said "If you've got a business, you didn't build that." The Romney campaign argues that it reveals Obama is obsessed with government intervention. But the Obama campaign insists the remarks were taken out of context and that the president was referring to the country's system of education, roads and bridges. Laura Meckler of The Wall Street Journal will report on this brouhaha over the role of government in the success of private enterprises. < br />* The legal challenge to Pennsylvania's tough new law that requires people to present photo identification before being permitted to vote began this week. Lawyers for the state say the law is a means of preventing voter fraud. Opponents say it is unnecessary and a partisan scheme to deprive countless people the right to voter. Robert Barnes of The Washington Post will look at the legal and political implications of this law and other voter id laws around the country.
* And Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News will have exclusive reporting on who is making serious money off of the most expensive presidential campaign in history. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE
2:30 amCheck, Please! Bay Area [#507] La Ciccia, Sushi Groove & Babalou's Homey comfort, a warm welcome and pungent, lively flavors contrast with those of the Italian mainland at a Sardinian spot called La Ciccia. Then, there's Sushi Groove - a little edgy, with music and food to match - it's not your run-of-the-mill sushi place. Finally, Babalou's Mediterranean Restaurant doesn't take itself too seriously, unless you talk about the traditional Mediterranean food. duration 26:48 STEREO TVG
3:00 amAmerican Masters [#2104] You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story - War and Peace: 1937-1949 Good War, Uneasy Peace (1935-1950) - Warner Bros. becomes home to celebrated stars Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Errol Flynn and more. The studio -- like the world -- faces the twin catastrophes of the Depression and World War II. Warner answers with films that reflect a deep and defiant belief in the courage of common people. But after the war, on-screen noir reflects the off-screen anxiety of blacklists and political witch-hunts. Key interviews: James Cagney, Ronald Reagan, Howard Hawks and Alexis Smith. Key films: Casablanca, Now, Voyager, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Kings Row and White Heat. duration 56:40 STEREO TVPG
4:00 amHavana, Havana! - PBS Arts This music documentary vibrates with the soul and energy of African-Cuban drummers, guajira guitarists and the pulsing melodies of celebrated Cuban musician Raul Paz. He brings together fellow musical stars Descemer Bueno, Kelvis Ochoa and David Torrens for a concert in Havana. All of them left Cuba years ago, and their decision to return has injected a new spirit into Cuban music. Mirroring Cuba's growing relationship with the world, the program highlights how the country's musical expression is evolving in the 21st century. duration 54:46 SRND51 TVPG
5:00 amNeed To Know [#246H] Living on the Edge In our ongoing series "Your Money, Your Life" NTK takes an in-depth look at the difficult spending decisions facing the nation's working poor.
HARD CHOICES - This week's episode profiles one Newark, NJ family who keeps a monthly financial diary detailing its expenditures, including the additional costs incurred by living in a poor neighborhood and by not using available banking services.
RACHEL SCHNEIDER - Anchor Ray Suarez interviews Rachel Schneider, Vice President at the Center for Financial Services Innovation and a lead investigator for the US Financial Diaries Project.
AMERICAN VOICES - This week's essay is by Mae Watson Grote, founder and executive director of the Financial Clinic, which services the working poor. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE
5:30 amSpark! [#601H] Fiore, A.C.T.'s Blood Knot, and Liu * Take a backstage look at American Conservatory Theater's production of "The Blood Knot," a play by Athol Fugard set in apartheid South Africa during the 1960s.
* Also, meet San Francisco political cartoonist Mark Fiore, who quit his job at a daily newspaper to experiment with a new format - animated political cartoons for the web.
* And, go to the studio of Oakland painter Hung Liu, who draws inspiration from photographs of people during Mao's cultural revolution.