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KQED World: Thursday, August 2, 2012

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31283Z] Federal Reserve policymakers say they're ready to act but take no new steps to boost the economy. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with PIMCO's Co-CEO Mohamed El-Erian. Volatility rocks stocks after a technology issue at one big market maker that leads to a bumpy open at the New York Stock Exchange. What was beyond the technical glitches? We'll take a look. As we continue our look at regional banking this week NBR's Tom Hudson visits a restaurant that only received its loan thanks to a government guarantee. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Newsline [#3122] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10423H] Texas Republicans Choose Cruz To Run For US Senate * Despite A Downbeat Statement, Federal Reserve Announces No New Actions * A Study By The Pew Research Center Points To Urban Segregation By Income * In Chicago, Officials Try To Halt An Increase In Homicides * New Health-Care Requirements Take Effect * Remembering Gore Vidal duration 56:46   STEREO
  • 2:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18158H] (original broadcast date: 08/01/12)
    * a political update from Chuck Todd, Chief White House Correspondent for NBC News
    * Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania on his book "A Nation of Wusses: How America's Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great"
    *Jim Holt on his book "Why Does The World Exist?"
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2658Z] (repeat) Tavis talks with Alan & Marilyn Bergman in part 1 of a 2-part conversation. The legendary songwriters highlight stories and the evolution of writing, spanning their 50 years of working together, and share how Barbra Streisand became their muse. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31283Z] Federal Reserve policymakers say they're ready to act but take no new steps to boost the economy. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with PIMCO's Co-CEO Mohamed El-Erian. Volatility rocks stocks after a technology issue at one big market maker that leads to a bumpy open at the New York Stock Exchange. What was beyond the technical glitches? We'll take a look. As we continue our look at regional banking this week NBR's Tom Hudson visits a restaurant that only received its loan thanks to a government guarantee. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10423H] Texas Republicans Choose Cruz To Run For US Senate * Despite A Downbeat Statement, Federal Reserve Announces No New Actions * A Study By The Pew Research Center Points To Urban Segregation By Income * In Chicago, Officials Try To Halt An Increase In Homicides * New Health-Care Requirements Take Effect * Remembering Gore Vidal duration 56:46   STEREO
  • 5:00 am
    Democracy Now! [#2003] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers [#1206] On The Ball This program explores the way science and technology are improving the world of sports for athletes, officials and even spectators. Host Alan Alda travels to Calgary to visit with Joan Vickers, whose research has improved the skills of golfers and basketball, tennis and even dart players. Alda also goes to Fenway Park to try out some high-tech equipment that is helping umpires separate balls from strikes. Then, he heads to the University of California Davis' Tennis Science Center to pick up some tips on his personal favorite sport. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems Can an entire landscape be changed by changing one gene in one plant or animal? Thirty years of interdisciplinary research says yes, and this film follows the scientific journey that came to that conclusion. "A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems" is an eco-documentary that can truly change how we view the world. No longer will we see species as isolated members of ecosystems but as genetically connected members of a rich interacting community. In the words of the 19th century naturalist, writer, and environmental activist John Muir: "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken to everything in the universe." At the heart of the research is the beautiful and magestic cottonwood tree, which grows along the banks of North American waterways. The lush cottonwoods are central to the health and biodiversity of their ecosystem. Researchers have found that a small change in just a few lines of genetic code in this "foundation species" can have profound effects on whole communities and even entire ecosystems. These findings have inspired scientific collaboration as never before. Researchers as well as the plants and animals they study are artfully shown in the lab and in the field. Beautiful photographey and colorful motion graphics give depth to the viewers' understanding of the ground breaking new scienc, Molecular geneticists, ecologists, and restoration biologists are shown working together toward solving important environmental problems facing our world, such as: ? How to manage climate change ? How to restore damaged ecosystems ? How to preserve biodiversity and ? How to gauge the effects of new technologies on the environment. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem Narrated by actress Danica McKellar, this documentary presents the inspiring life story of the pioneering American mathematician Julia Robinson (1919-1985) and charts her major contribution to solving one of the 20th century's most vexing mathematical questions - Hilbert's Tenth. It is pieced together by a wide array of archival footage, stills and recordings, recollections from other mathematicians - including the three others responsible for solving H10 - and warm reminiscences by her sister/biographer, Constance Reid. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers [#1206] On The Ball This program explores the way science and technology are improving the world of sports for athletes, officials and even spectators. Host Alan Alda travels to Calgary to visit with Joan Vickers, whose research has improved the skills of golfers and basketball, tennis and even dart players. Alda also goes to Fenway Park to try out some high-tech equipment that is helping umpires separate balls from strikes. Then, he heads to the University of California Davis' Tennis Science Center to pick up some tips on his personal favorite sport. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems Can an entire landscape be changed by changing one gene in one plant or animal? Thirty years of interdisciplinary research says yes, and this film follows the scientific journey that came to that conclusion. "A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems" is an eco-documentary that can truly change how we view the world. No longer will we see species as isolated members of ecosystems but as genetically connected members of a rich interacting community. In the words of the 19th century naturalist, writer, and environmental activist John Muir: "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken to everything in the universe." At the heart of the research is the beautiful and magestic cottonwood tree, which grows along the banks of North American waterways. The lush cottonwoods are central to the health and biodiversity of their ecosystem. Researchers have found that a small change in just a few lines of genetic code in this "foundation species" can have profound effects on whole communities and even entire ecosystems. These findings have inspired scientific collaboration as never before. Researchers as well as the plants and animals they study are artfully shown in the lab and in the field. Beautiful photographey and colorful motion graphics give depth to the viewers' understanding of the ground breaking new scienc, Molecular geneticists, ecologists, and restoration biologists are shown working together toward solving important environmental problems facing our world, such as: ? How to manage climate change ? How to restore damaged ecosystems ? How to preserve biodiversity and ? How to gauge the effects of new technologies on the environment. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem Narrated by actress Danica McKellar, this documentary presents the inspiring life story of the pioneering American mathematician Julia Robinson (1919-1985) and charts her major contribution to solving one of the 20th century's most vexing mathematical questions - Hilbert's Tenth. It is pieced together by a wide array of archival footage, stills and recordings, recollections from other mathematicians - including the three others responsible for solving H10 - and warm reminiscences by her sister/biographer, Constance Reid. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#2004] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Journal [#8154] duration 28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2658Z] (repeat) Tavis talks with Alan & Marilyn Bergman in part 1 of a 2-part conversation. The legendary songwriters highlight stories and the evolution of writing, spanning their 50 years of working together, and share how Barbra Streisand became their muse. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 pm
    Newsline [#3123] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    Charlie Rose [#18158H] (original broadcast date: 08/01/12)
    * a political update from Chuck Todd, Chief White House Correspondent for NBC News
    * Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania on his book "A Nation of Wusses: How America's Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great"
    *Jim Holt on his book "Why Does The World Exist?"
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#31284Z] European Central Bank President Mario Draghi disappoints with no new moves to support the euro zone. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with Wells Fargo's Chief Equity Strategist John Manley. Knight Capital pegs losses from its trading fiasco at $440m but the hit to Wall Street's reputation could be much more. NBR's Tom Hudson speaks with TABB Group's Director of Research Adam Sussman. We continue our look at regional banks with BB&T CEO Kelly King. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10424H] Kofi Annan, Envoy To Syria, Resigns * Obama, Romney Focus On Economic And Fiscal Issues * An Update On The Olympics * In California, Water Is A Source Of Controversy * Former Tarp Official Speaks Out Against Bank Bailouts duration 56:46   STEREO
  • 5:00 pm
    BBC World News America [#17215H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3134] duration 1:00  
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10424H] Kofi Annan, Envoy To Syria, Resigns * Obama, Romney Focus On Economic And Fiscal Issues * An Update On The Olympics * In California, Water Is A Source Of Controversy * Former Tarp Official Speaks Out Against Bank Bailouts duration 56:46   STEREO
  • EVENING
  • 6:27 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3134] duration 1:00  
  • 6:30 pm
    Newsline [#3123] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3134] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10424H] Kofi Annan, Envoy To Syria, Resigns * Obama, Romney Focus On Economic And Fiscal Issues * An Update On The Olympics * In California, Water Is A Source Of Controversy * Former Tarp Official Speaks Out Against Bank Bailouts duration 56:46   STEREO
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3134] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#18159H] (original broadcast date: 08/02/12)
    * Mark Lyall Grant, UK Ambassador to the UN, discusses Syria
    * Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times on Apple
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3134] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2659Z] (repeat) Tavis concludes his conversation with award-winning songwriting collaborators Alan & Marilyn Bergman. They reflect on writing the Good Times theme song and discuss the challenge of finding new ways to talk about love and the hip-hop generation's influence on the next wave of writers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3134] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#31284Z] European Central Bank President Mario Draghi disappoints with no new moves to support the euro zone. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with Wells Fargo's Chief Equity Strategist John Manley. Knight Capital pegs losses from its trading fiasco at $440m but the hit to Wall Street's reputation could be much more. NBR's Tom Hudson speaks with TABB Group's Director of Research Adam Sussman. We continue our look at regional banks with BB&T CEO Kelly King. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3134] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10424H] Kofi Annan, Envoy To Syria, Resigns * Obama, Romney Focus On Economic And Fiscal Issues * An Update On The Olympics * In California, Water Is A Source Of Controversy * Former Tarp Official Speaks Out Against Bank Bailouts duration 56:46   STEREO
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3134] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#2004] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31284Z] European Central Bank President Mario Draghi disappoints with no new moves to support the euro zone. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with Wells Fargo's Chief Equity Strategist John Manley. Knight Capital pegs losses from its trading fiasco at $440m but the hit to Wall Street's reputation could be much more. NBR's Tom Hudson speaks with TABB Group's Director of Research Adam Sussman. We continue our look at regional banks with BB&T CEO Kelly King. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Newsline [#3123] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
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XFINITY 189
Wave 157

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Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

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XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

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XFINITY 192
Wave 155

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