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KQED World: Saturday, December 1, 2012

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Saturday, December 1, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31370Z] duration 24:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    BBC Newsnight [#17335Z] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10510H] Fiscal Cliff * Filibuster * World AIDS Day * Shields and Brooks * Pledge Break filler: Abraham Lincoln * Grand Canyon duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18245H] (broadcast date: 11/30/12)
    A rebroadcast of a discussion about Winston Churchill with Winston's Churchill's Granddaughter: Celia Sandys, David Reynolds of Cambridge University, Peter Clarke and Alan Watson.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2745] Tavis talks with Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter-guitarist Aimee Mann. The Grammy winner talks about her new project, "Charmer" - her first CD in four years. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 3:30 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31370Z] duration 24:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10510H] Fiscal Cliff * Filibuster * World AIDS Day * Shields and Brooks * Pledge Break filler: Abraham Lincoln * Grand Canyon duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 am
    Democracy Now! [#2090] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Global 3000 [#447] Cooperatives creating more stability in Afghanistan Foreign troops are preparing to leave Afghanistan, but the country is far from pacified. That makes projects that create jobs all the more important. The eastern province of Nangarhar, near the border to Pakistan, is the site of a positive development. Here several agricultural cooperatives have been formed. That is leading to more stability in the region. duration 26:10   STEREO
  • 6:30 am
    Focus On Europe [#3047] Foie Gras Vs. Animal Welfare The French love their foie gras, and the fatty liver product is a must at up-market events. But the producers of the luxury food are coming under attack. The production of foie gras involves force feeding birds to enlarge their livers. Fatty goose livers are considered a special delicacy. Animal rights campaigners are demanding an end to the practice. Nearly 20 countries around the world have banned it, but France continues to be the leading producer and consumer of foie gras. duration 26:10   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 am
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly [#1613H] ST. OLAF CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL - For 100 years, St. Olaf College, a small Lutheran school in Minnesota, has put on a Christmas concert that has become known-and loved-around the world. Kim Lawton reports on the background and mission of the famed St. Olaf Choir. (Originally aired December 16, 2011)
    CHURCHES AND THE DISABLED - Lucky Severson reports on congregations that assimilate the severely disabled. Severson speaks with Mark Pinsky, author of the book Amazing Gifts, about the loneliness of many disabled people, the awkwardness of some churchgoers in their presence and the growing need for places of worship that not only welcome the disabled but put them to work, even as evangelists. (Originally aired May 11, 2012)
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 am
    Moyers & Company [#147H] United States of ALEC * In an encore broadcast, Moyers & Company presents a report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of - ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself as a "nonpartisan public-private partnership". But behind that mantra lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed to increase corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge.
    In state houses around the country, hundreds of pieces of boilerplate ALEC legislation are proposed or enacted that would, among other things, dilute collective bargaining rights, make it harder for some Americans to vote, and limit corporate liability for harm caused to consumers - each accomplished without the public ever knowing who's behind it. One Wisconsin politician describes ALEC as "a corporate dating service for lonely legislators and corporate special interests."
    "United States of ALEC" is a collaboration between Okapi Productions, LLC and the Schumann Media Center, headed by Bill Moyers, which supports independent journalism and public watchdogs including the Center for Media and Democracy, whose investigators are featured in the report.< br />* Also re-airing is Bill's conversation with Philip Appleman, whose creativity spans a long life filled with poetry, fiction, philosophy, and religion. A scholar of Charles Darwin, Appleman edited the critical anthology Darwin, and wrote the poetry books Darwin's Ark and Darwin's Bestiary. Appleman's latest poetry collection is Perfidious Proverbs.
    duration 52:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Inside Washington [#2433] duration 26:46   TVRE
  • 9:00 am
    Washington Week [#5222H] This week provided some good lessons on the workings of Washington and the inside/outside maneuvering that sometimes goes on to get things done.
    * With the fiscal cliff deadline looming, there were no "formal" negotiations scheduled this week but plenty of political jockeying between the White House and congressional Republicans regarding their positions on taxes and spending. One of the key sticking points for Republican lawmakers is President Obama's push to let tax cuts expire for wealthier Americans. What will it take to break the deadlock and reach a deal prior to the New Year? We'll get answers and analysis from both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue from Mike Viqueira of NBC News and Susan Davis of USA Today.
    * Meanwhile, US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice spent part of the week on Capitol Hill meeting with members of Congress and answering critics' questions about comments she made regarding the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya in September. But her efforts to win GOP support from those opposing her possible nomination to be Secretary of State were less than successful with some vowing to block her nomination. Gloria Borger of CNN will examine how the controversy surrounding Rice raises the possibility President Obama will start his second term with a nasty confirmation fight.
    duration 24:10   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 am
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2408H] November 30, 2012 Guest Host: Scott Shafer
    NEWS PANEL:
    US SUPREME COURT ON PROP 8: The US Supreme Court considers whether to review California's Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, officials in San Francisco anticipate a rush of gay and lesbian weddings if the case is denied by the high court and the lower courts' rulings stand, making the ban unconstitutional.
    "THIRD STRIKE" RELEASES: Some prisoners sentenced to life for nonviolent, non-serious offenses are being re-sentenced and released following voter approval of Proposition 36. The measure reforms California's tough "three strikes" sentencing law and limits when prosecutors can seek a life sentence.
    DRAKES BAY OYSTER CO: The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. has lost its lease after decades in Point Reyes National Seashore. After a long environmental battle, US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar decided to shut down the historic oyster farm and restore Drakes Estero to wilderness.
    Guests: Vikram Amar, UC Davis School of Law; Michael Montgomery, Center for Investigative Reporting & KQED; and Lauren Sommer, KQED Science.
    INTERVIEW: CONGRESSMAN-ELECT ERIC SWALWELL: One of the youngest new members to join the US House of Representatives, Swalwell (D-CA) leaves his post as a Dublin city councilmember. He successfully unseated incumbent Pete Stark, the outspoken 20-term Congressman, also a Democrat. In an interview from Capitol Hill, where he's attending new member orientation, Swalwell talks with Scott Shafer.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 am
    BBC Newsnight [#17335Z] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:30 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2138H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3049] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 11:30 am
    Need To Know [#264H] Scott Simon anchors. NTK rebroadcasts a report documenting the death of an illegal immigrant who was beaten and tased by US border patrol agents. The story prompted a federal grand jury investigation and a review by the Department of Homeland Security about the use of force by border patrol agents. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#147H] United States of ALEC * In an encore broadcast, Moyers & Company presents a report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of - ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself as a "nonpartisan public-private partnership". But behind that mantra lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed to increase corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge.
    In state houses around the country, hundreds of pieces of boilerplate ALEC legislation are proposed or enacted that would, among other things, dilute collective bargaining rights, make it harder for some Americans to vote, and limit corporate liability for harm caused to consumers - each accomplished without the public ever knowing who's behind it. One Wisconsin politician describes ALEC as "a corporate dating service for lonely legislators and corporate special interests."
    "United States of ALEC" is a collaboration between Okapi Productions, LLC and the Schumann Media Center, headed by Bill Moyers, which supports independent journalism and public watchdogs including the Center for Media and Democracy, whose investigators are featured in the report.< br />* Also re-airing is Bill's conversation with Philip Appleman, whose creativity spans a long life filled with poetry, fiction, philosophy, and religion. A scholar of Charles Darwin, Appleman edited the critical anthology Darwin, and wrote the poetry books Darwin's Ark and Darwin's Bestiary. Appleman's latest poetry collection is Perfidious Proverbs.
    duration 52:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Body's Secret Army Every day of our lives, silently and invisibly, our bodies do battle against a never-ending onslaught of hostile forces. Bacteria. Viruses. Microbes of all kinds. Fortunately, we win the lion's share of these battles. If we didn't, we'd all die.
    The foot soldiers in this daily battle are the microscopic cells and molecules of the body's immune system. For centuries, its workings were shrouded in mystery. But over the past hundred years, thanks in large part to the groundbreaking discoveries of Nobel Prize-winning scientists, we have unraveled its basic principles. And in recent years, immunology has made even bolder advances - taking on diseases that once seemed beyond its reach.
    In an eye-opening journey that takes us deep inside the human body and explores how Nobel Prize-winning pioneers have unlocked the secrets of the immune system, producer Michael Schwarz tells the life-and-death story of the body's invisible defenders.
    duration 28:33   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    BioCentury This Week [#149] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Miller Center Forums [#1603] Timothy Naftali - Watergate in Nixonland: The Challenge of Presenting Public History in a Presidential Library Timothy Naftali, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, studies leaders, power, and international affairs. He is the author or co-author of four books, including "'One Hell of a Gamble': Khrushchev, Castro and Kennedy, 1958-1964," "Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism," and "George H. W. Bush. " From 1998 to 2006, Naftali led the Presidential Recordings Program at the Miller Center. During this period, he also served as a consultant to the Nazi War Crimes Interagency Working Group and the 9/11 Commission. Joining the National Archives in 2006, he became the first director of the federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. Naftali left the library in 2011 to write a study of the Kennedy presidency, scheduled to be published in 2013. Naftali, who has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, FOX News, CNN, the History Channel and C-SPAN, has written for The New York Times, Slate, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Beyond The Light Switch [#101] Part 1 thoughtfully considers the trade offs of carbon capture and storage, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, a nuclear renaissance, the costs of solar power, the sprawl of wind power and the feasibility of a super grid. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Beyond The Light Switch [#102] Part 2 takes a closer look at the nuclear industry, examines the growth of renewable resources, and asks the tough questions about the state of our power grid. Traveling across the nation, David Biello finds out what it's going to take in order to achieve the goals and create the jobs that are needed to secure the nation's energy future. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Community Concern, A This film gives visibility to the power of organizing as a way to improve urban public schools. Across the US, graduation rates in most urban districts still remain between 50 and 60 percent. This documentary is about people who refuse to accept the system's failures, and are working for change. Their spirit, passion and commitment shows that when organizers, parents, youth and educators work together, they are successful. It brings together stories of people facing different challenges, but share similar goals. Included: a story from Oakland, CA, which shows how it is possible for community members, educators, and policy makers to come together to transform their School District. duration 56:50   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3049] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 6:30 pm
    Washington Week [#5222H] This week provided some good lessons on the workings of Washington and the inside/outside maneuvering that sometimes goes on to get things done.
    * With the fiscal cliff deadline looming, there were no "formal" negotiations scheduled this week but plenty of political jockeying between the White House and congressional Republicans regarding their positions on taxes and spending. One of the key sticking points for Republican lawmakers is President Obama's push to let tax cuts expire for wealthier Americans. What will it take to break the deadlock and reach a deal prior to the New Year? We'll get answers and analysis from both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue from Mike Viqueira of NBC News and Susan Davis of USA Today.
    * Meanwhile, US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice spent part of the week on Capitol Hill meeting with members of Congress and answering critics' questions about comments she made regarding the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya in September. But her efforts to win GOP support from those opposing her possible nomination to be Secretary of State were less than successful with some vowing to block her nomination. Gloria Borger of CNN will examine how the controversy surrounding Rice raises the possibility President Obama will start his second term with a nasty confirmation fight.
    duration 24:10   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2408H] November 30, 2012 Guest Host: Scott Shafer
    NEWS PANEL:
    US SUPREME COURT ON PROP 8: The US Supreme Court considers whether to review California's Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, officials in San Francisco anticipate a rush of gay and lesbian weddings if the case is denied by the high court and the lower courts' rulings stand, making the ban unconstitutional.
    "THIRD STRIKE" RELEASES: Some prisoners sentenced to life for nonviolent, non-serious offenses are being re-sentenced and released following voter approval of Proposition 36. The measure reforms California's tough "three strikes" sentencing law and limits when prosecutors can seek a life sentence.
    DRAKES BAY OYSTER CO: The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. has lost its lease after decades in Point Reyes National Seashore. After a long environmental battle, US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar decided to shut down the historic oyster farm and restore Drakes Estero to wilderness.
    Guests: Vikram Amar, UC Davis School of Law; Michael Montgomery, Center for Investigative Reporting & KQED; and Lauren Sommer, KQED Science.
    INTERVIEW: CONGRESSMAN-ELECT ERIC SWALWELL: One of the youngest new members to join the US House of Representatives, Swalwell (D-CA) leaves his post as a Dublin city councilmember. He successfully unseated incumbent Pete Stark, the outspoken 20-term Congressman, also a Democrat. In an interview from Capitol Hill, where he's attending new member orientation, Swalwell talks with Scott Shafer.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 pm
    Body's Secret Army Every day of our lives, silently and invisibly, our bodies do battle against a never-ending onslaught of hostile forces. Bacteria. Viruses. Microbes of all kinds. Fortunately, we win the lion's share of these battles. If we didn't, we'd all die.
    The foot soldiers in this daily battle are the microscopic cells and molecules of the body's immune system. For centuries, its workings were shrouded in mystery. But over the past hundred years, thanks in large part to the groundbreaking discoveries of Nobel Prize-winning scientists, we have unraveled its basic principles. And in recent years, immunology has made even bolder advances - taking on diseases that once seemed beyond its reach.
    In an eye-opening journey that takes us deep inside the human body and explores how Nobel Prize-winning pioneers have unlocked the secrets of the immune system, producer Michael Schwarz tells the life-and-death story of the body's invisible defenders.
    duration 28:33   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1111] Spanish Islands Alex Riley explores the glorious Spanish Islands, visiting the Balearics off the coast of Spain and the Canary Islands near Africa. He begins on the millionaires' playground that is Mallorca and hops over to Ibiza, where he goes clubbing with the beautiful people and then winds down at a yoga resort. Alex next travels to Formentera, a sparsely populated island famous for mud baths and massive boats. He then visits the Canary Islands, starting with Gran Canaria where he revels at the festival of the Virgen del Rosario and explores the island's ancient caves. On Tenerife, Alex hikes up the Tiede volcano, Spain's highest peak, and later swims alongside a mother whale and her calves. He tries kite surfing in Fuerteventura and later tests his corralling skills at a goat rodeo duration 56:35   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nature [#2610] Frogs: The Thin Green Line It is the greatest mass extinction since the dinosaurs. Population by population, species by species, amphibians are vanishing off the face of the Earth. Despite international alarm and scientists scrambling for answers, the steady hemorrhaging of amphibians continues like a leaky faucet that cannot be fixed or a wound that will not heal. Large-scale die-offs of frogs around the world have prompted scientists to take desperate measures to try to save those they can. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Alone in the Wilderness To live in a pristine land unchanged by man. To roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed. To choose an idyllic site, cut trees and build a log cabin. To be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available. To be not at odds with the world, but content with one's own thoughts and company. Thousands have had such a dream, but Richard Proenneke lived them. He found a place, built a cabin, and stayed to become part of the country. This is a simple account of the day-to-day explorations and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company. duration 57:22   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Alone in the Wilderness, Part 2 Dick Proenneke's simple, yet profound account of his 30-year adventure in the remote Alaska wilderness continues in this sequel to "Alone in the Wilderness." Watch through his eyes as he continues to document through his 16mm wind-up Bolex camera, capturing his own amazing craftsmanship, the stunning Alaskan wildlife and scenery and even a visit from his brother, Jake (who helped shoot some of the film used in this documentary). His epic journey takes you on a vacation far away from the hustle and bustle of today's fast paced society to a land of tranquility. It is truly a breath of fresh air. duration 1:29:49   TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#147H] United States of ALEC * In an encore broadcast, Moyers & Company presents a report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of - ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself as a "nonpartisan public-private partnership". But behind that mantra lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed to increase corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge.
    In state houses around the country, hundreds of pieces of boilerplate ALEC legislation are proposed or enacted that would, among other things, dilute collective bargaining rights, make it harder for some Americans to vote, and limit corporate liability for harm caused to consumers - each accomplished without the public ever knowing who's behind it. One Wisconsin politician describes ALEC as "a corporate dating service for lonely legislators and corporate special interests."
    "United States of ALEC" is a collaboration between Okapi Productions, LLC and the Schumann Media Center, headed by Bill Moyers, which supports independent journalism and public watchdogs including the Center for Media and Democracy, whose investigators are featured in the report.< br />* Also re-airing is Bill's conversation with Philip Appleman, whose creativity spans a long life filled with poetry, fiction, philosophy, and religion. A scholar of Charles Darwin, Appleman edited the critical anthology Darwin, and wrote the poetry books Darwin's Ark and Darwin's Bestiary. Appleman's latest poetry collection is Perfidious Proverbs.
    duration 52:46   STEREO TVG
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    • KQED all channels, planned overnight maintenance: early Fri 12/19 midnight-6am

      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

    • KQED Plus OTA ? Optimistically planned maintenance: Fri 12/05 mid-morning

      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

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