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KQED World: Monday, May 2, 2016

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Monday, May 2, 2016
  • 12:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1602] Twin Sisters In China in 2003, twin babies Mia and Alexandra were found in a cardboard box and placed in an orphanage, where authorities separated the infants and concealed their sibling relationship. Two sets of prospective adoptive parents - one from California and the other from Norway - meet during the adoption process and launch an investigation that reveals that the girls are sisters. The girls grow up knowing they have a twin living on the other side of the world. When the girls are eight, Mia and her family go to Norway to visit Alexandra, and discover that the girls not only look and act alike, but are unmistakably and inextricably connected to each other. By Mona Friis Bertheussen. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Rebels with a Cause Narrated by Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand, this program spotlights a group of dedicated conservationists who fought to preserve open space, protect agriculture and wildlife, and establish public parks near San Francisco. Beginning in the 1950s, ordinary citizens from all walks of life, concerned by the intentions of residential land developers and the environmental cost of "progress," began banding together to save a vast stretch of Northern California coastline. Their passionate activism at both the local and federal level helped create Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. These precedent-setting efforts also raised Californians' awareness of their power to promote change, fostered a national movement to preserve open spaces, and shaped the environmental movement of today. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    American Masters [#2701] A Fierce Green Fire This film is an exploration of the environmental movement - grassroots and global activism spanning 50 years from conservation to climate change. Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff and informed by advisors like Edward O. Wilson, this documentary chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century and one of the keys to the 21st. It brings together all the major parts of environmentalism and connects them. It focuses on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future - and succeeding against all odds. Directed and written by Mark Kitchell, and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Overheard with Evan Smith [#613] Anthony Foxx, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is the 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Foxx was Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina from 2009-2013. He also served as Charlotte City Council Member At-Large for two terms. While he was mayor, Charlotte extended the city's light rail system, expanded the airport, made highway improvements, and started a streetcar project. duration 29:00   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly [#1935] CHRISTIANS COUNTERING ANTI-MUSLIM RHETORIC - There's been a lot of negative campaign language about Islam this election season - calls for banning Muslims from entering the US and for patrolling Muslim neighborhoods. But there are also serious attempts underway to oppose anti-Muslim rhetoric. Kim Lawton reports on efforts in Nashville, TN to counter hateful speech by building personal relationships between Christians and Muslims. She talks with Rev. Josh Graves, pastor of an evangelical mega-church and author of How Not to Kill a Muslim: A Manifesto of Hope for Christianity and Islam in North America, along with Muslim community leaders who are participating in the bridge-building efforts.
    EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENT LIFE - How would finding extraterrestrial intelligence affect your religious beliefs? What might it tell us about ourselves? What would the theological implications be? Lucky Severson talks with astrobiology experts and theologians, who say for some people, dealing with intelligence out there would take us away from being the center of the universe. For some people that's very threatening, because somehow we won't be as special as we have been. The most important reason to search for extraterrestrials isn't even to find them, but to understand ourselves better. We have assumptions about what it means to be human, what it means to be intelligent, what it means to be civilized. If we have the opportunity to meet someone indirectly through radio signals from another world, that will give us a radically new way of looking at ourselves.
    HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR SHABBAT - Jews around the world will commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on May 5th. At a time when the number of Holocaust survivors is dwindling, we listen to one survivor, Lola Byron, who shares her story with teenaged Jewish girls at a Sabbath dinner aimed at encouraging future generations to know their history and be proud of the Jewish faith.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Newsroom Tokyo [#223] duration 44:59   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:44 am
    Asian Dreamers [#26] duration 15:00   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    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)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    10 Towns That Changed America Visit influential towns across the country from Greenbelt, Maryland, and Seaside, Florida, to Riverside, Illinois, and Levittown, New York, that had a lasting impact on the way our cities and suburbs are designed. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    Global Voices [#702] In The Matter of Cha Jung Hee Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not. So began a 40-year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the United States in 1966. Told to keep her true identity secret from her new American family, the 8-year-old girl quickly forgot she had ever been anyone else. But why had her identity been switched? And who was the real Cha Jung Hee? In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee is the search to find the answers, as acclaimed filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem (First Person Plural, POV 2000) returns to her native Korea to find her "double," the mysterious girl whose place she took in America. duration 52:52   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1602] Twin Sisters In China in 2003, twin babies Mia and Alexandra were found in a cardboard box and placed in an orphanage, where authorities separated the infants and concealed their sibling relationship. Two sets of prospective adoptive parents - one from California and the other from Norway - meet during the adoption process and launch an investigation that reveals that the girls are sisters. The girls grow up knowing they have a twin living on the other side of the world. When the girls are eight, Mia and her family go to Norway to visit Alexandra, and discover that the girls not only look and act alike, but are unmistakably and inextricably connected to each other. By Mona Friis Bertheussen. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3795] Tavis talks with poet Shihan Van Clief about the power of spoken word as therapy, and with award-winning actress Nia Long about her upcoming projects Keanu and Uncle Buck. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3794] Tavis talks with president of MALDEF, Thomas A. Saenz about President Obama's immigration plan and the recent Supreme Court hearing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 am
    Overheard with Evan Smith [#613] Anthony Foxx, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is the 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Foxx was Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina from 2009-2013. He also served as Charlotte City Council Member At-Large for two terms. While he was mayor, Charlotte extended the city's light rail system, expanded the airport, made highway improvements, and started a streetcar project. duration 29:00   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 am
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly [#1935] CHRISTIANS COUNTERING ANTI-MUSLIM RHETORIC - There's been a lot of negative campaign language about Islam this election season - calls for banning Muslims from entering the US and for patrolling Muslim neighborhoods. But there are also serious attempts underway to oppose anti-Muslim rhetoric. Kim Lawton reports on efforts in Nashville, TN to counter hateful speech by building personal relationships between Christians and Muslims. She talks with Rev. Josh Graves, pastor of an evangelical mega-church and author of How Not to Kill a Muslim: A Manifesto of Hope for Christianity and Islam in North America, along with Muslim community leaders who are participating in the bridge-building efforts.
    EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENT LIFE - How would finding extraterrestrial intelligence affect your religious beliefs? What might it tell us about ourselves? What would the theological implications be? Lucky Severson talks with astrobiology experts and theologians, who say for some people, dealing with intelligence out there would take us away from being the center of the universe. For some people that's very threatening, because somehow we won't be as special as we have been. The most important reason to search for extraterrestrials isn't even to find them, but to understand ourselves better. We have assumptions about what it means to be human, what it means to be intelligent, what it means to be civilized. If we have the opportunity to meet someone indirectly through radio signals from another world, that will give us a radically new way of looking at ourselves.
    HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR SHABBAT - Jews around the world will commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on May 5th. At a time when the number of Holocaust survivors is dwindling, we listen to one survivor, Lola Byron, who shares her story with teenaged Jewish girls at a Sabbath dinner aimed at encouraging future generations to know their history and be proud of the Jewish faith.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    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)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    10 Towns That Changed America Visit influential towns across the country from Greenbelt, Maryland, and Seaside, Florida, to Riverside, Illinois, and Levittown, New York, that had a lasting impact on the way our cities and suburbs are designed. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 pm
    Global Voices [#702] In The Matter of Cha Jung Hee Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not. So began a 40-year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the United States in 1966. Told to keep her true identity secret from her new American family, the 8-year-old girl quickly forgot she had ever been anyone else. But why had her identity been switched? And who was the real Cha Jung Hee? In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee is the search to find the answers, as acclaimed filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem (First Person Plural, POV 2000) returns to her native Korea to find her "double," the mysterious girl whose place she took in America. duration 52:52   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 pm
    Newsline [#7022] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    DW News [#13087] duration 27:56   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3795] Tavis talks with poet Shihan Van Clief about the power of spoken word as therapy, and with award-winning actress Nia Long about her upcoming projects Keanu and Uncle Buck. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#35087] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11519] * Gap Year | President Obama's eldest daughter Malia announced plans to take a gap year before she attends Harvard in 2017, an idea that is taking hold among more and more students - and not only those at elite schools. William Brangham talks to Joe O'Shea of Florida State University for more on the broader trend of deferring college.
    * Vote 2016 | Tuesday's primary contest in the Hoosier State represents an especially crucial battle for trailing Republican contender Sen. Ted Cruz, who is doing all he can to wrestle some of the state's 57 pledged delegates from GOP front-runner Donald Trump. John Yang reports.
    * Politics Monday | Politics Monday: Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest in politics.
    * Desperate Journey | Two weeks ago, Pope Francis made headlines the world over at the end of his visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, when he brought 3 Syrian families back with him to the Vatican. Yahoo! News anchor Katie Couric sat down to interview 4 of those refugees last week. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Couric for more on the desperate journey from war torn Syria to St. Peter's Basilica.
    * After Bin Laden | US special operations forces launched one of the most daring raids in history 5 years ago, when they invaded Pakistan, a US ally, to kill al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden. Former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta watched the raid unfold in real time, and joins Hari Sreenivasan to reflect on how international terrorism has changed over the past 5 years.
    * Feed The World | Howard Buffett, son of billionaire Warren Buffett, has always had big shoes to fill, and he's picked a suitably ambitious life goal: ending world hunger through his charitable foundation. His first target is the African agricultural industry, which has seen massive production failures in the last 50 years. In collaboration with The Atlantic, Judy Woodruff charts Buffett's plans to feed the world.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#35087] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    Democracy Now! [#5201] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Newsline [#7022] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#4111H] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11519] * Gap Year | President Obama's eldest daughter Malia announced plans to take a gap year before she attends Harvard in 2017, an idea that is taking hold among more and more students - and not only those at elite schools. William Brangham talks to Joe O'Shea of Florida State University for more on the broader trend of deferring college.
    * Vote 2016 | Tuesday's primary contest in the Hoosier State represents an especially crucial battle for trailing Republican contender Sen. Ted Cruz, who is doing all he can to wrestle some of the state's 57 pledged delegates from GOP front-runner Donald Trump. John Yang reports.
    * Politics Monday | Politics Monday: Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest in politics.
    * Desperate Journey | Two weeks ago, Pope Francis made headlines the world over at the end of his visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, when he brought 3 Syrian families back with him to the Vatican. Yahoo! News anchor Katie Couric sat down to interview 4 of those refugees last week. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Couric for more on the desperate journey from war torn Syria to St. Peter's Basilica.
    * After Bin Laden | US special operations forces launched one of the most daring raids in history 5 years ago, when they invaded Pakistan, a US ally, to kill al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden. Former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta watched the raid unfold in real time, and joins Hari Sreenivasan to reflect on how international terrorism has changed over the past 5 years.
    * Feed The World | Howard Buffett, son of billionaire Warren Buffett, has always had big shoes to fill, and he's picked a suitably ambitious life goal: ending world hunger through his charitable foundation. His first target is the African agricultural industry, which has seen massive production failures in the last 50 years. In collaboration with The Atlantic, Judy Woodruff charts Buffett's plans to feed the world.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#4111H] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#22096] (original broadcast date: 5/02/16)
    * Lin Manuel-Miranda and Tommy Kail at the Richard Rogers Theatre. We talk about the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton." Miranda is the writer, composer and star of the show. Kail is the director.
    * a rebroadcast of actor Jonathan Groff. He play's King George in "Hamilton."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#4111H] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3796] Tavis talks with veteran actor Susan Sarandon about her latest film projects. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#4111H] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#805H] Albuquerque, NM / Chicago, IL The Roadtrippers are in Albuquerque, NM, salvaging what they can from their burnt Green RV-the aftermath of a mechanical fire that caused the vehicle to burn down. After they decide that they want to continue their Roadtrip, a few of the Roadtrip Nation staff arrive and they're given a new Green RV named "Norm." Moving onward to Atlanta, Ga., they speak with notable portrait artist Ross R. Rossin. Next, in Chicago, Ill., they meet with entrepreneur and famed business executive Alana Ward Robinson. The Roadtrippers hear her story of struggle as an African-American female trying to make it in the burgeoning (and mainly white male) tech industry. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#4111H] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11519] * Gap Year | President Obama's eldest daughter Malia announced plans to take a gap year before she attends Harvard in 2017, an idea that is taking hold among more and more students - and not only those at elite schools. William Brangham talks to Joe O'Shea of Florida State University for more on the broader trend of deferring college.
    * Vote 2016 | Tuesday's primary contest in the Hoosier State represents an especially crucial battle for trailing Republican contender Sen. Ted Cruz, who is doing all he can to wrestle some of the state's 57 pledged delegates from GOP front-runner Donald Trump. John Yang reports.
    * Politics Monday | Politics Monday: Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest in politics.
    * Desperate Journey | Two weeks ago, Pope Francis made headlines the world over at the end of his visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, when he brought 3 Syrian families back with him to the Vatican. Yahoo! News anchor Katie Couric sat down to interview 4 of those refugees last week. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Couric for more on the desperate journey from war torn Syria to St. Peter's Basilica.
    * After Bin Laden | US special operations forces launched one of the most daring raids in history 5 years ago, when they invaded Pakistan, a US ally, to kill al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden. Former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta watched the raid unfold in real time, and joins Hari Sreenivasan to reflect on how international terrorism has changed over the past 5 years.
    * Feed The World | Howard Buffett, son of billionaire Warren Buffett, has always had big shoes to fill, and he's picked a suitably ambitious life goal: ending world hunger through his charitable foundation. His first target is the African agricultural industry, which has seen massive production failures in the last 50 years. In collaboration with The Atlantic, Judy Woodruff charts Buffett's plans to feed the world.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#4111H] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#5201] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#11519] * Gap Year | President Obama's eldest daughter Malia announced plans to take a gap year before she attends Harvard in 2017, an idea that is taking hold among more and more students - and not only those at elite schools. William Brangham talks to Joe O'Shea of Florida State University for more on the broader trend of deferring college.
    * Vote 2016 | Tuesday's primary contest in the Hoosier State represents an especially crucial battle for trailing Republican contender Sen. Ted Cruz, who is doing all he can to wrestle some of the state's 57 pledged delegates from GOP front-runner Donald Trump. John Yang reports.
    * Politics Monday | Politics Monday: Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest in politics.
    * Desperate Journey | Two weeks ago, Pope Francis made headlines the world over at the end of his visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, when he brought 3 Syrian families back with him to the Vatican. Yahoo! News anchor Katie Couric sat down to interview 4 of those refugees last week. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Couric for more on the desperate journey from war torn Syria to St. Peter's Basilica.
    * After Bin Laden | US special operations forces launched one of the most daring raids in history 5 years ago, when they invaded Pakistan, a US ally, to kill al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden. Former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta watched the raid unfold in real time, and joins Hari Sreenivasan to reflect on how international terrorism has changed over the past 5 years.
    * Feed The World | Howard Buffett, son of billionaire Warren Buffett, has always had big shoes to fill, and he's picked a suitably ambitious life goal: ending world hunger through his charitable foundation. His first target is the African agricultural industry, which has seen massive production failures in the last 50 years. In collaboration with The Atlantic, Judy Woodruff charts Buffett's plans to feed the world.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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      We are aware that many Over the Air (OTA) viewers are currently unable to tune in our channels on the usual DT54.1 through 54.5. This is due to a problem with our PSIP generator, which engineers hope to have repaired on Monday 4/18. In the meantime, OTA viewers might be able to watch any of […]

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KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
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XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
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KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

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KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature

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V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

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KQED Kids

Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

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