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KQED World: Saturday, December 22, 2012

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Saturday, December 22, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32013Z] Washington spills over to Wall Street. Stocks tumble as talks to avert the fiscal cliff fall apart. NBR's Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh has reaction from both sides of the aisle. Tonight's "Market Monitor" guest is not scared off by cliff worries. He's buying stocks and believes the markets will do well in the new year. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with Steinberg Global Asset Management's Richard Steinberg. And, Warren Bufffett has plenty to say on taxes and the fiscal cliff. We'll speak with his long-time friend and Fortune Magazine journalist Carol Loomis. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    BBC Newsnight [#17356Z] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10525H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18260H] (original broadcast date: 12/21/12)
    an hour with director Quentin Tarantino about his new movie Django Unchained.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2760] Tavis talks with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer musician Gregg Allman. The singer-songwriter reflects on the life experiences that inspired his text, My Cross to Bear, and the Allman Brothers' contribution to music. Tavis also talks with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer singer-songwriter Carole King, who reflects on her past songs and the inspiration for her art, as described in her memoir, A Natural Woman. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 3:30 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32013Z] Washington spills over to Wall Street. Stocks tumble as talks to avert the fiscal cliff fall apart. NBR's Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh has reaction from both sides of the aisle. Tonight's "Market Monitor" guest is not scared off by cliff worries. He's buying stocks and believes the markets will do well in the new year. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with Steinberg Global Asset Management's Richard Steinberg. And, Warren Bufffett has plenty to say on taxes and the fiscal cliff. We'll speak with his long-time friend and Fortune Magazine journalist Carol Loomis. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10525H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 am
    Democracy Now! [#2105] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Global 3000 [#450] Saving The Last Wild Coffee Forests In Ethiopia Bio-Diversity in Ethiopia - Saving the Last Wild Coffee Forests: It took years of campaigning, but in 2010, Ethiopia's wild coffee forests at last gained protected status as the UNESCO Kafa Coffee Biosphere Reserve. The forests harbor some 5000 varieties of coffee and number among the world's hotspots of bio-diversity. They are a veritable Noah's Ark of animal species. The International Climate Initiative has provided three million euros for the protection of these forests. The 760,000-hectare forest region is Ethiopia's green lung and home to rare species of monkeys, leopards and even lions. Protecting the coffee forests would also help preserve a unique culture native to the area. duration 26:10   STEREO
  • 6:30 am
    European Journal [#3050] The Abortion Debate Flares In Ireland Ireland: Abortion - yes or no: In Ireland the debate on abortion legislation has flared up again. The trigger was the death of a woman who was not allowed to terminate. Since then, thousands have taken to the streets to vent their anger against the strict ban on abortion. Twenty years ago the country's highest court decided that terminating a pregnancy was permissible where the life of the pregnant woman was at risk. The European Court of Human Rights has confirmed that judgment. But doctors are still liable to prosecution if they terminate a pregnancy as long as the embryo's heart is beating. duration 26:10   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 am
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly [#1616H] Look Back at 2012 The annual look back at the top religion stories of the past year, including religion's role in the presidential election, faith-based divisions over economic policy, the rising number of people with no religious affiliation, and ongoing turmoil in the Middle East. Host Bob Abernethy, R&E Managing Editor Kim Lawton, Washington Post columnist EJ Dionne and Religion News Service Editor-in-Chief Kevin Eckstrom analyze the trends and events that made news in 2012. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 am
    Moyers & Company [#150H] What We Can Learn from Lincoln One reason so many people are disillusioned by the state of things in America - even more so after the terror in Newtown - is that our political system hasn't produced consistently good results in a long time. We've forgotten that democracy is supposed to be about addressing our problems through a political system that encourages bargaining, compromise, and progress. Except for taking us to war, showering largesse on the privileged and powerful, and courting donors instead of representing voters, Washington politics promotes gridlock, paralysis, and stalemate.
    But Bill Moyers points to a new ray of hope - not in politics, but in theaters: the movie Lincoln. This week, Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner, who wrote the film's screenplay, joins Bill for a "history lesson about politics." The two talk about finding the man inside the monument, and what Abraham Lincoln - 147 years after his death - can still teach us all about politics, compromise, and the survival of American democracy.
    "The job of the president is both to make the compromises necessary to actually have things happen in a democracy, which means compromising at a slower pace than anybody would necessarily like," Kushner tells Bill. "At the same time he has to keep telling us where we're going, what we're trying to arrive at. And I think that Obama has done an astonishing job of doing that over and over, of reminding us that government is a good thing, and that we share responsibility for one another because without that shared responsibility our own lives are destroyed."
    "You will be reminded that politics can be made to work for the good of the country," says Bill of the show. "It could even help us reduce the violence in America and make more Newtown tragedies less likely."
    Also on the show, Bill reflects on the elementary school shooting in Connecticut and its implications for our culture.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Inside Washington [#2436] duration 26:46   TVRE
  • 9:00 am
    After Newtown One week after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, PBS brings together its news and public affairs teams in a joint effort to analyze and illuminate the issues. This program covers mental illness in young adults; access to guns and gun laws; the neuroscience of violence; the culture and media; the security of schools and colleges. Gwen Ifill anchors the broadcast, which brings together the resources of the PBS NewsHour, Frontline, Washington Week, Need to Know, and Nova. duration 56:46   STEREO
  • 10:00 am
    BBC Newsnight [#17356Z] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:30 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2141H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3052] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 11:30 am
    Heat and Harvest: Impact of Climate Change On California September 28, 2012 From the vast fields of fruits and nuts in the Central Valley to the waterways of the Sacramento Delta - and many growing centers in between - climate change is beginning to take its toll on California agriculture. According to a recent report commissioned by the state EPA and Energy Commission, yields in key crops are expected to drop significantly over the coming decades as climate change alters key growing conditions.
    The list of crops most directly affected under business as usual conditions, assuming a 2 degree warming by 2050, reads like a walk through a supermarket produce section: yields of citrus crops in the San Joaquin Valley are expected to drop about 18% by 2050; grapes about 6%; cherries and other orchard crops about 9%. But this is not just a look into the state's future. California's farms, often called the nation's breadbasket, are already feeling the effects of the trifecta of converging forces prompted by climate change: shorter cold seasons, longer seasons of extreme heat, and dwindling water supplies.
    This multi-platform collaboration of the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED's science and environment reporting teams examines how climate change is already playing out in one of California's largest industries. Three documentary reports are woven into one comprehensive program.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#150H] What We Can Learn from Lincoln One reason so many people are disillusioned by the state of things in America - even more so after the terror in Newtown - is that our political system hasn't produced consistently good results in a long time. We've forgotten that democracy is supposed to be about addressing our problems through a political system that encourages bargaining, compromise, and progress. Except for taking us to war, showering largesse on the privileged and powerful, and courting donors instead of representing voters, Washington politics promotes gridlock, paralysis, and stalemate.
    But Bill Moyers points to a new ray of hope - not in politics, but in theaters: the movie Lincoln. This week, Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner, who wrote the film's screenplay, joins Bill for a "history lesson about politics." The two talk about finding the man inside the monument, and what Abraham Lincoln - 147 years after his death - can still teach us all about politics, compromise, and the survival of American democracy.
    "The job of the president is both to make the compromises necessary to actually have things happen in a democracy, which means compromising at a slower pace than anybody would necessarily like," Kushner tells Bill. "At the same time he has to keep telling us where we're going, what we're trying to arrive at. And I think that Obama has done an astonishing job of doing that over and over, of reminding us that government is a good thing, and that we share responsibility for one another because without that shared responsibility our own lives are destroyed."
    "You will be reminded that politics can be made to work for the good of the country," says Bill of the show. "It could even help us reduce the violence in America and make more Newtown tragedies less likely."
    Also on the show, Bill reflects on the elementary school shooting in Connecticut and its implications for our culture.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Changing Seas [#402H] Mysterious Microbes On coral reefs, microorganisms are copious creatures. Throughout Florida, scientists painstakingly work to identify key players within this microbial community and directly link a devastating coral disease to a human pathogen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    BioCentury This Week [#152] duration 25:11   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Miller Center Forums [#1606] E. J. Dionne, Jr. - America Divided In his new book, Our Divided Political Heart, E. J. Dionne, Jr. offers an incisive analysis of how hyper-individualism is poisoning the nation's political atmosphere. He argues that Americans can't agree on who we are because we can't agree on who we've been or what it is philosophically and spiritually that makes us Americans. Dionne takes on the Tea Party's distortions of American history and shows that the true American tradition points not to radical individualism but to a balance between our love of individualism and our devotion to community. Dionne is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a columnist for the Washington Post. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Earth Days: American Experience [#2205H] It is now all the rage in the Age of Al Gore and Barack Obama, but can you remember when everyone in America was not "Going Green?" This program looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement - from its post-war rumblings in the 1950s and the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson's incendiary bestseller Silent Spring, to the first wildly successful 1970 Earth Day celebration and the subsequent firestorm of political action. The stories of the era's pioneers - among them former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall; biologist/Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich; Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand; Apollo Nine astronaut Rusty Schweickart; and renewable energy pioneer Hunter Lovins - are illustrated with an incredible array of footage from candy-colored Eisenhower-era tableau to classic tear-jerking 1970s anti-litterbug PSAs. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Robert Stone, this film is both a meditation on man's complex relationship with nature and a history of the revolutionary achievements - and missed opportunities - of groundbreaking eco-activism. duration 1:56:16   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Pricele$$ A filmmaker's personal journey across America to answer a burning question: why are some of our government's most basic policies, like food and energy, so out-of-date... and can anything be done about it? Sharing the suspicion of fellow-citizens and a class of young civics students that campaign money is involved, the filmmakers set out on the Fourth of July in search of answers. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    After Newtown One week after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, PBS brings together its news and public affairs teams in a joint effort to analyze and illuminate the issues. This program covers mental illness in young adults; access to guns and gun laws; the neuroscience of violence; the culture and media; the security of schools and colleges. Gwen Ifill anchors the broadcast, which brings together the resources of the PBS NewsHour, Frontline, Washington Week, Need to Know, and Nova. duration 56:46   STEREO
  • 7:00 pm
    Heat and Harvest: Impact of Climate Change On California September 28, 2012 From the vast fields of fruits and nuts in the Central Valley to the waterways of the Sacramento Delta - and many growing centers in between - climate change is beginning to take its toll on California agriculture. According to a recent report commissioned by the state EPA and Energy Commission, yields in key crops are expected to drop significantly over the coming decades as climate change alters key growing conditions.
    The list of crops most directly affected under business as usual conditions, assuming a 2 degree warming by 2050, reads like a walk through a supermarket produce section: yields of citrus crops in the San Joaquin Valley are expected to drop about 18% by 2050; grapes about 6%; cherries and other orchard crops about 9%. But this is not just a look into the state's future. California's farms, often called the nation's breadbasket, are already feeling the effects of the trifecta of converging forces prompted by climate change: shorter cold seasons, longer seasons of extreme heat, and dwindling water supplies.
    This multi-platform collaboration of the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED's science and environment reporting teams examines how climate change is already playing out in one of California's largest industries. Three documentary reports are woven into one comprehensive program.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:30 pm
    Changing Seas [#402H] Mysterious Microbes On coral reefs, microorganisms are copious creatures. Throughout Florida, scientists painstakingly work to identify key players within this microbial community and directly link a devastating coral disease to a human pathogen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1114] Globe Trekker Special: The Making of Globe Trekker Go behind the scenes of Globe Trekker to find out how the world's longest running and most popular travel series is made. Viewers will join a crew on the road to witness the logistical challenges of shooting this series, hearing the perspectives of hosts, producers, directors and crew. They'll also uncover never-before-seen moments from shoots over the years. duration 54:57   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nature [#2403#] Christmas In Yellowstone Nature examines wolves, coyotes, elk, bison, bears and otters as they make their way through their most challenging season of the year. As snow falls and the Christmas lights glow in Jackson Hole, a holiday season of a different sort settles in the great winter world of Yellowstone. Breathtaking landscapes of snowcapped peaks and frozen icicles surround the wildlife as they adapt to the cold conditions. The program also profiles the men who first explored Yellowstone National Park. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    POV [#2503H] The City Dark Is darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and discovers streets awash in light and skies devoid of stars, he embarks on a journey to America's brightest and darkest corners, asking astronomers, cancer researchers and ecologists what is lost in the glare of city lights. Blending a humorous, searching narrative with poetic footage of the night sky, "The City Dark" provides a fascinating introduction to the science of the dark and an exploration of our relationship to the stars. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Desert Reef This program reveals the narrative of a changing planet. The fossilized ocean reef in New Mexico's Guadalupe Mountains tells a fascinating story of profound sea-level fluctuation and climate change more than 280 million years ago. Can research on Earth's ancient past help scientists better understand the dire proclamations and controversies surrounding global climate change in the modern world? duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#150H] What We Can Learn from Lincoln One reason so many people are disillusioned by the state of things in America - even more so after the terror in Newtown - is that our political system hasn't produced consistently good results in a long time. We've forgotten that democracy is supposed to be about addressing our problems through a political system that encourages bargaining, compromise, and progress. Except for taking us to war, showering largesse on the privileged and powerful, and courting donors instead of representing voters, Washington politics promotes gridlock, paralysis, and stalemate.
    But Bill Moyers points to a new ray of hope - not in politics, but in theaters: the movie Lincoln. This week, Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner, who wrote the film's screenplay, joins Bill for a "history lesson about politics." The two talk about finding the man inside the monument, and what Abraham Lincoln - 147 years after his death - can still teach us all about politics, compromise, and the survival of American democracy.
    "The job of the president is both to make the compromises necessary to actually have things happen in a democracy, which means compromising at a slower pace than anybody would necessarily like," Kushner tells Bill. "At the same time he has to keep telling us where we're going, what we're trying to arrive at. And I think that Obama has done an astonishing job of doing that over and over, of reminding us that government is a good thing, and that we share responsibility for one another because without that shared responsibility our own lives are destroyed."
    "You will be reminded that politics can be made to work for the good of the country," says Bill of the show. "It could even help us reduce the violence in America and make more Newtown tragedies less likely."
    Also on the show, Bill reflects on the elementary school shooting in Connecticut and its implications for our culture.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
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