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KQED World: Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32015Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Newsline [#3268] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10527H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#19002H] (broadcast date: 12/25/12)
    "Charles Dickens at 200" with Simon Callow, author of "Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World"; Jill Lepore of Harvard University; Screenwriter John Romano; Robert Douglas-Fairhurst of Oxford University and author Salman Rushdie.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2802Z] Tavis talks with actress-turned-children's books author Jamie Lee Curtis, who explains the premise of her 10th children's book, My Brave Year of Firsts. (Originally aired on September 21, 2012) duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32015Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10527H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 am
    Democracy Now! [#2107] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Natural Heroes [#507] Watershed Revolution Watershed Revolution asks the question "What is a Watershed?" The answer is explored through interviews with concerned citizens working to protect and preserve southern California's Ventura River watershed while stunning high definition cinematography highlights the beauty of the river. It emphasizes the need for open space and floodplain protection, sustainable agriculture, and community awareness of our most precious resource: water. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 6:30 am
    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
  • 7:00 am
    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
  • 8:00 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
  • 9:00 am
    Natural Heroes [#507] Watershed Revolution Watershed Revolution asks the question "What is a Watershed?" The answer is explored through interviews with concerned citizens working to protect and preserve southern California's Ventura River watershed while stunning high definition cinematography highlights the beauty of the river. It emphasizes the need for open space and floodplain protection, sustainable agriculture, and community awareness of our most precious resource: water. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:30 am
    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
  • 10:00 am
    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
  • 11:00 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
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#2108] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Journal [#8258] duration 28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2802Z] Tavis talks with actress-turned-children's books author Jamie Lee Curtis, who explains the premise of her 10th children's book, My Brave Year of Firsts. (Originally aired on September 21, 2012) duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 pm
    Newsline [#3269] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    Charlie Rose [#19002H] (broadcast date: 12/25/12)
    "Charles Dickens at 200" with Simon Callow, author of "Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World"; Jill Lepore of Harvard University; Screenwriter John Romano; Robert Douglas-Fairhurst of Oxford University and author Salman Rushdie.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32016Z] Ho-hum sales for the nation's retailers this Christmas...ringing up the worst holiday season in 4 years. NBR's New York Correspondent Erika Miller speaks with Telsey Advisory Group CEO and Chief Research Officer Dana Telsey about this year's winners and losers. It's back to work in Washington as President Obama and Congressional leaders cut their holiday vacations short to deal with fiscal cliff negotiations. NBR's Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh has more from Washington on what awaits lawmakers tomorrow. And, leadership in the corner office. Who failed in 2012? NBR's Tom Hudson spoke with Dartmouth Business Professor Sydney Finkelstein about the country's worst CEOs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10528H] Storms * Retail * Fiscal Cliff * Laura's Law * Egypt * Barney Frank duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    BBC World News America [#17361H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3238] duration 1:00  
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10528H] Storms * Retail * Fiscal Cliff * Laura's Law * Egypt * Barney Frank duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:27 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3238] duration 1:00  
  • 6:30 pm
    Newsline [#3269] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3238] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10528H] Storms * Retail * Fiscal Cliff * Laura's Law * Egypt * Barney Frank duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3238] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#19003H] (original broadcast date: 12/26/12)
    a discussion about "Regarding Warhol" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with curators Marla Prather and Mark Rosenthal as well as artists Chuck Close, John Currin and Jeff Koons
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3238] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2803Z] Tavis talks with legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy. The six-time Grammy-winner shares why it took so long for him to record his own music and his mission to keep jazz clubs alive; he also details his memoir When I Left Home. (Originally aired on June 7, 2012) duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3238] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32016Z] Ho-hum sales for the nation's retailers this Christmas...ringing up the worst holiday season in 4 years. NBR's New York Correspondent Erika Miller speaks with Telsey Advisory Group CEO and Chief Research Officer Dana Telsey about this year's winners and losers. It's back to work in Washington as President Obama and Congressional leaders cut their holiday vacations short to deal with fiscal cliff negotiations. NBR's Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh has more from Washington on what awaits lawmakers tomorrow. And, leadership in the corner office. Who failed in 2012? NBR's Tom Hudson spoke with Dartmouth Business Professor Sydney Finkelstein about the country's worst CEOs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3238] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10528H] Storms * Retail * Fiscal Cliff * Laura's Law * Egypt * Barney Frank duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3238] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#2108] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32016Z] Ho-hum sales for the nation's retailers this Christmas...ringing up the worst holiday season in 4 years. NBR's New York Correspondent Erika Miller speaks with Telsey Advisory Group CEO and Chief Research Officer Dana Telsey about this year's winners and losers. It's back to work in Washington as President Obama and Congressional leaders cut their holiday vacations short to deal with fiscal cliff negotiations. NBR's Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh has more from Washington on what awaits lawmakers tomorrow. And, leadership in the corner office. Who failed in 2012? NBR's Tom Hudson spoke with Dartmouth Business Professor Sydney Finkelstein about the country's worst CEOs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Newsline [#3269] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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