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KQED World: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Channels 9.3 •  54.5 | XFINITY 190

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Sunday, March 26, 2017
  • 12:30 am
    Penny: Champion of the Marginalized This documentary presents a multi-dimensional portrait of Penny Cooper, a celebrated criminal defense attorney, art collector, supporter of female artists,and protector of the underdog. Cooper's life brims with stories mirroring the profound changes in our country from the 1940s to the present.
    Cooper proves herself quite the raconteur with seemingly unlimited anecdotes. Her stories are engaging; sometimes funny, and sometimes distressing. The film is a collection of these moments as told by Cooper and the people who have been impacted by her dynamic spirit.
    The talented lawyer and art enthusiast offers a unique perspective on important social narratives such as criminal justice, the artists and collectors who generate today's global contemporary art market, gender equality, and more. Through it all, she has found herself at the center of dramatic social progress for women. A role model and pioneer, Cooper perhaps owes much of her success in transcending the glass ceiling to her unwavering resilience, fortitude and infamous humility.
    duration 26:40   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:00 am
    Wings for Maggie Ray This documentary pays tribute to the remarkable life and legacy of Margaret "Maggie" Ringenberg (1921-2008), a US Army Air Force WASP (Women's Air Service Pilot) and renowned long-distance aviation racer. Re-enactments, archival photos and film, and insightful interviews from those closest to her, shed light on Maggie's fearlessness, confidence, competitive nature, drive and determination. The program covers the Indiana native's numerous aviation adventures during and after WWII, including ferrying personnel and supplies, test-flying new planes, and serving as the lead pilot in around-the-world and London-to-Sydney races. duration 57:05   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Beyond The Powder: The Legacy of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race This documentary follows the female pilots of the 2014 Air Race Classic racers as they make their way across the country, while telling the story of the first women's cross-country air race of 1929, also known as the Powder Puff Derby.
    The first Women's Air Derby in 1929 - which was comprised of 20 women, including Amelia Earhart - was flown from Santa Monica to the finish line in Cleveland, kicking off the National Air Races. The country watched as these brave women made history flying cross-country, breaking into a competition that was thought to be for men only. They encountered sabotage, death, and all the difficulties of flying at the dawn of aviation.
    Today the Powder Puff Derby continues as the Air Race Classic, with modern day racers carrying out the legacy and the adventurous spirit of the original racers. Showing that they were more than just their make-up, the original Derby contestants have inspired those flying today to truly push beyond the powder.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2603] H-1B Visas H-1B Visas: Increasing the pool of skilled labor in the US or off-shoring American Jobs?
    TTC spoke with Americans whose jobs have been replaced by immigrant workers through the H-1B program, and advocates for the program providing positions for immigrant workers coming to the US.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Washington Week [#5639H] * President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the Republican health care reform bill from the House floor after it became clear it did not have the votes to pass. Moments after the decision, Trump told The Washington Post's Robert Costa that he is open to a bipartisan deal in the future. "When it explodes, [Democrats] come to us and we make one beautiful deal," Trump said. We explain the fallout of the high stakes debate with Costa, The Washington Post's Philip Rucker and The New York Times' Yamiche Alcindor.
    * While President Trump pushes for a win on health care, he continues to face ongoing questions about coordination between his top campaign officials and Russia. The FBI director told Congress there is an ongoing investigation and said there is no evidence to back up the president's claims that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower. Democrats are also questioning the credibility of the House Intelligence Committee investigation after Republican Chairman Devin Nunes, a close Trump ally, briefed the president about evidence of the "incidental collection" of communications by Trump associates. Michael Crowley of Politico shares the latest details of the ongoing investigations.
    * Plus, President Trump has repeatedly responded to events during his first 60 days in office with unsubstantiated tweets and questions about the reliability of U.S. intelligence. The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board harshly called into question Trump's credibility, writing that he "clings to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle." The Trump administration's reliance on alternative facts also led Time Magazine to ask, "Is truth dead?" We explore Trump's relationship with the truth and the consequences of falsehoods with Time's Michael Scherer, who interviewed the president for this week's cover story.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 am
    Scully/The World Show [#1949] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Open Mind [#3738] An Unprecedented Presidency Guest: Joe Weisberg. Emmy nominated creator of FX's The Americans Joe Weisberg talks about the U.S. relationship with Russia, espionage, fact and fiction. duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Focus On Europe [#3512] Germany-Turkey: The Escalating War of Words President Erdogan could change the Turkish constitution with the help of votes from German Turks. Right-wing populists in the Netherlands remain confident of victory in this month's election with their anti-Islam agenda. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 am
    Global 3000 [#912] duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    America Reframed [#407] Divide In Concord The year was 1775 in Concord, Massachusetts when colonists fired the infamous 'shot heard round the world' that began the American Revolution. One hundred years later, the work of local resident Henry David Thoreau began the environmental movement. And now, the spirit of revolution has returned to town. Jean Hill, a fiery 84-year-old widow and mother of four, wants to ban the sale of bottled water from Concord. Her path begins when her grandson tells her about the disastrous environmental effects of the empty plastic bottles Jean presents a bylaw to ban the sale of single-serve plastic bottles at the 2010 and 2011 Town Meetings. After losing by seven votes in 2011, she vows to continue the crusade with neighbor and Harvard Law Grad, Jill Appel. If enacted, the law would be the first of its kind in the world. But all are not in agreement with the ban. Merchants are wary of the bylaw. Philanthropist, mother, model and celebrity publicist Adriana Cohen takes the fight to the spotlight, calling the ban an attack on freedom. With billions of dollars at stake, The International Bottled Water Association sends in the cavalry. The town is abuzz as Patriot's Day celebrations begin. War re-enactors take the field, cannons fire at dawn, and the parades commence. April's Town Meeting provides the stage for Concord's latest battle. From the town that began America and Environmentalism, springs a new Revolution. duration 1:26:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 am
    Washington Week [#5639H] * President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the Republican health care reform bill from the House floor after it became clear it did not have the votes to pass. Moments after the decision, Trump told The Washington Post's Robert Costa that he is open to a bipartisan deal in the future. "When it explodes, [Democrats] come to us and we make one beautiful deal," Trump said. We explain the fallout of the high stakes debate with Costa, The Washington Post's Philip Rucker and The New York Times' Yamiche Alcindor.
    * While President Trump pushes for a win on health care, he continues to face ongoing questions about coordination between his top campaign officials and Russia. The FBI director told Congress there is an ongoing investigation and said there is no evidence to back up the president's claims that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower. Democrats are also questioning the credibility of the House Intelligence Committee investigation after Republican Chairman Devin Nunes, a close Trump ally, briefed the president about evidence of the "incidental collection" of communications by Trump associates. Michael Crowley of Politico shares the latest details of the ongoing investigations.
    * Plus, President Trump has repeatedly responded to events during his first 60 days in office with unsubstantiated tweets and questions about the reliability of U.S. intelligence. The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board harshly called into question Trump's credibility, writing that he "clings to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle." The Trump administration's reliance on alternative facts also led Time Magazine to ask, "Is truth dead?" We explore Trump's relationship with the truth and the consequences of falsehoods with Time's Michael Scherer, who interviewed the president for this week's cover story.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:00 am
    KQED NEWSROOM [#424H] duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 8:30 am
    QUEST [#801H] Future of You From wearable activity trackers to personal genetics, explore the new digital health revolution that is transforming the field of health care and scientific research and radically changing how we take care of ourselves and manage our health information. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Start Up [#105] Never Dessert Your Fellow Man! Gary and the crew travel to Pittsburgh to meet with Josephine, who started "La Dorita," a new brand of dulce de leche, moving her grandmother's secret recipe to shelves around the country. Then they head to Washington, DC to speak with Cynthia, the owner and artist of "Cirque Du Rouge," who's taking the artistry and tradition of tattoos design to a new level. And last, they venture over to Chicago to meet with Ethan and Desiree, the founder of Give Forward, an online fundraising site that aims to help with medical expenses. duration 26:41   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Consuelo Mack WealthTrack [#1340H] Investment Lessons Guest: Brian Rogers, Chairman, Chief Investment Officer, T. Rowe Price.
    This week's WT features a rare interview with T. Rowe Price's Brian Rogers on the lessons learned from 35 years of successful investing.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Truth About Money with Ric Edelman [#320H] Financial Planner Ric Edelman says you're lucky if you work at a place that offers a retirement plan... but what should you do if you're self-employed? And what should you do with a 401(k) from a former employer? Plus, we'll take a look at what the future looks like once the world runs out of oil. All that and much more on this edition of The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Washington Week [#5639H] * President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the Republican health care reform bill from the House floor after it became clear it did not have the votes to pass. Moments after the decision, Trump told The Washington Post's Robert Costa that he is open to a bipartisan deal in the future. "When it explodes, [Democrats] come to us and we make one beautiful deal," Trump said. We explain the fallout of the high stakes debate with Costa, The Washington Post's Philip Rucker and The New York Times' Yamiche Alcindor.
    * While President Trump pushes for a win on health care, he continues to face ongoing questions about coordination between his top campaign officials and Russia. The FBI director told Congress there is an ongoing investigation and said there is no evidence to back up the president's claims that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower. Democrats are also questioning the credibility of the House Intelligence Committee investigation after Republican Chairman Devin Nunes, a close Trump ally, briefed the president about evidence of the "incidental collection" of communications by Trump associates. Michael Crowley of Politico shares the latest details of the ongoing investigations.
    * Plus, President Trump has repeatedly responded to events during his first 60 days in office with unsubstantiated tweets and questions about the reliability of U.S. intelligence. The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board harshly called into question Trump's credibility, writing that he "clings to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle." The Trump administration's reliance on alternative facts also led Time Magazine to ask, "Is truth dead?" We explore Trump's relationship with the truth and the consequences of falsehoods with Time's Michael Scherer, who interviewed the president for this week's cover story.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 am
    KQED NEWSROOM [#424H] duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 11:30 am
    Charlie Rose - The Week [#437H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Open Mind [#3741] Dreams of the Heartland Guest: Peter Buttigieg. Mayor Peter Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana talks about democratic aspirations and values of the American Midwest. duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 pm
    QUEST [#801H] Future of You From wearable activity trackers to personal genetics, explore the new digital health revolution that is transforming the field of health care and scientific research and radically changing how we take care of ourselves and manage our health information. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1512H] Tough Trains: India's Independence Railroads In this episode of Tough Trains, Zay Harding takes on an epic journey across one of the world's biggest railway networks. These railways were built during the 19th century by the British to move troops and raw materials across the land, and ultimately played a role in the independence of the country a century later. The railway tracks are some of the oldest and longest you'll find anywhere in the world, and train travel doesn't get any tougher than this in a country with a population of over 1.2 billion. Indian Railways operations cover 29 states and seven union territories. It's now the world's fourth largest railway network, comprising 71,000 miles of track over a route of 40,000 miles. duration 57:25   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 pm
    My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life & Science of Dr. Marian Diamond How can you not fall in love with a woman who carries around a preserved human brain inside a giant flowery hat box? Meet Dr. Marian Diamond, renowned academic and research scientist, and prepare to be smitten. Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg's film follows this remarkable woman over a 5-year period and introduces the viewer to both her many scientific accomplishments and the warm, funny, and thoroughly charming woman herself, who describes her 60-year career researching the human brain as "pure joy." As one of the founders of modern neuroscience, it's no exaggeration to say that Dr. Diamond changed science, and society at large in dramatic ways over the course of her career. Her groundbreaking work is all the more remarkable because it began during an era when so few women entered science at all. Shouted at from the back of the conference hall by noteworthy male academics as she presented her research, and disparaged in the scientific journals of a more conservative era, Dr. Diamond simply did the work and followed where her curiosity led her, bringing about a paradigm shift (or two) in the process. As she points out, in order to get to the answers that matter, you have to start by asking the right questions. duration 56:40   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Nova [#4112H] Escape from Nazi Alcatraz Colditz Castle, a notorious prisoner of war camp in Nazi Germany, was supposed to be escape-proof. But in the dark days at the end of World War II, a group of British officers dreamt up the ultimate escape plan: in a secret attic workshop, they constructed a two-man glider out of bed sheets and floorboards. Their plan was to fly to freedom from the roof of the castle, but the war ended before they could put it to the test. Now a crack team of aerospace engineers and carpenters rebuild the glider in the same attic using the same materials, and they'll do something the prisoners never got a chance to try: use a bathtub full of concrete to catapult the glider off the roof of the castle. As the hair-raising launch 90 feet up draws near, the program explores the Colditz legend and exposes the secrets of other ingenious and audacious escapes. Then, after a 70-year wait, the team finally finds out if the legendary glider plan would have succeeded. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 pm
    Spillover - Zika, Ebola & Beyond Investigate the rise of spillover viruses like Zika, Ebola and Nipah, that can make the leap from animals to humans. Find out how human behaviors spread diseases and what science can do to anticipate and prevent epidemics around the world. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 pm
    QUEST [#801H] Future of You From wearable activity trackers to personal genetics, explore the new digital health revolution that is transforming the field of health care and scientific research and radically changing how we take care of ourselves and manage our health information. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Inside California Education [#109H] duration 29:00   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#678H] Bracing for Brexit British Prime Minister Theresa May says next week she'll formally began the process of the withdrawing the United Kingdom -- England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland --from the 28-nation European Union. The fallout of the U.K. exiting the E.U. common market will be felt beyond the country's borders and will likely be strongest right next door in the Republic of Ireland. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Patricia Sabga went to Ireland to see how rural and urban businesses are bracing for Brexit. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:30 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#424H] duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 7:00 pm
    Women's List: American Masters Meet 15 women who define contemporary American culture in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' new "List" film featuring Madeleine Albright, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie Perez, Wendy Williams and more. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#308H] The Pioneers Discover how Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros are connected to pioneers who broke new ground and paved the way for their modern-day descendants to continue shaping our culture. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    American Masters [#2604H] Billie Jean King The first sports figure ever featured by American Masters, this was a very deliberate choice about a very deliberate woman who has, indeed, been a major force in changing, and democratizing, our cultural landscape. To commemorate the 40th anniversaries of both the infamous Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs tennis match - the Battle of the Sexes - and the launch of the Women's Tennis Association, this film looks back to the 12-year old southern California girl who played tennis on public courts, observed disparity and unfairness and, as she soared athletically, never stopped trying to remedy the situation.
    Her competitiveness on the circuit was matched by her egalitarian efforts on behalf of women and her commitment to prove consistently that in diversity there is strength - ultimately being awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Obama. King presents her own story with perspective added by Rosie Casals, Chris Evert, Venus Williams, Gloria Steinem, Elton John and Bobby Riggs' son.
    duration 1:26:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 10:30 pm
    American Masters [#2901H] Althea Discover the story of Althea Gibson, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s. She was the first African American to play and win Wimbledon and the US Nationals. Features Billie Jean King and David Dinkins. duration 1:25:16   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 12:00 am
    Untold Stories: Mina Miller Edison, The Wizard's Wife Mina Miller Edison, while perhaps best-known as Thomas Edison's wife, was a remarkable woman in her own right. Mina's diary entries hint at a side of the prolific inventor not always seen by the public, while her personal - and often candid - letters to friends and family reflect her own struggles and accomplishments. This program explores Mina's direct and lasting impact, specifically on the Edison's winter estate in Fort Myers, Florida and their Glenmont estate in New Jersey. Like the private and public gardens she sowed and tended, Mina Miller Edison's charity work planted the seeds for growth, change and beautification that can still be seen today. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Perfect 36: When Women Won The Vote This documentary chronicles the dramatic vote to ratify this amendment, and the years of debate about women's suffrage that preceded it.
    On July 17, 1920, Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, arrived to spend a few days in Nashville. She was traveling on the heels of Tennessee Governor A.H. Roberts' announcement of a special session of the state legislature, called at the urging of President Woodrow Wilson. One more state needed to ratify the proposed amendment, and that duty rested solely on the shoulders of Tennessee.
    Catt's few days dragged into weeks at her headquarters in the Hermitage Hotel, where pro- and anti- suffragists continued to clash in what came to be known as the "War of the Roses." Those in favor sported yellow roses, while those against wore red. On the sweltering day of August 18, 1920, the House convened. After two consecutive 48-48 outcomes to table the resolution, it was put to a vote.
    The votes were coming in neck and neck. At the last minute, 24-year-old freshman representative Harry Burn recalled a letter from his mother received that morning, urging him to, "be a good boy" and grant women the right to vote. In spite of wearing a red rose, Burn swung his vote, making Tennessee the deciding 36th state to enable passage of the 19th Amendment, and thereby granting women the Constitutional right to vote.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

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      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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XFINITY 192
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XFINITY 190
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