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KQED World: Friday, March 8, 2013

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Friday, March 8, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10579] Drones in the US * Bipartisan Budget Deal * North Korea's Nuclear Threats * Arkansas Abortion Law duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32067] Tonight, a look ahead to tomorrow's jobs report and the health of the labor market - where the job growth is and where the slowdown might be. Also, the growing threat of hackers is endangering a critical part of the U .S. economy...small business. And, as part of our In Focus: The American Recovery series, how retail and the consumer are faring these days. duration 24:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2853] Tavis talks with controversial education activist Michelle Rhee. The pioneering advocate and Radical author offers lessons learned in her efforts to improve schools in the US. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Global Voices [#310] Motherland Afghanistan One in seven Afghan women currently dies in childbirth. This program introduces the women behind these devastating statistics. Afghan American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi examines her father's works as an OB/GYN as he struggles to make a difference, first at Kabul's recently renamed Laura Bush Maternity Ward and then in an isolated provincial hospital, where patients often travel for several days to get treatment. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Newsline [#3341] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2854] Tavis talks with social psychologist Anthony Greenwald about ingrained attitudes and unintentional bias. The Blindspot author challenges the notion that most people are fair and willing to take others as they are. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman [#308] Interview with His Holiness The Dalai Lama An interview with the Dalai Lama on his people's struggle for religious and political freedom in Tibet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1109] Why Is Free Will A Big Question? Free will seems obvious, simple, common; but it's subtle, profound, maddening, Free will probes the deep nature of human existence. But big questions have big problems. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Conquistadors with Michael Wood [#103] The Search for El Dorado Episode three begins in Quito, Ecuador, and relates the amazing story of the 16-month Spanish expedition (1541-42), led by Gonzalo Pizarro, to find El Dorado, the mythical land of gold. Crossing the Andes with pack animals, Wood and his team hack a path through the forests, following in Pizarro's footsteps to the Coca river, where they build a balsa raft and sail down to the river Napo, following the route of the conquistadors. There, on Christmas day 1541, the Spanish expedition split, with 60 men under Francisco Orellana sailing ( contrary to orders) all the way down the Amazon to the sea in a makeshift boat: an achievement that was "less of a journey, more of a miracle." They were the first outsiders to see the interior of Amazonia and the first to discover and travel the length of the river. On their journey, they encountered unknown empires and vast populations that were later wiped out by disease and subsequently forgotten. The program recounts Orellana's story, as well as the tale of the retreat of the army, under Orellana's cousin and boyhood friend, Gonzalo Pizarro, an almost Shakespearean tale of revenge recorded in their letters and the diary kept by the expedition. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Conquistadors with Michael Wood [#104] All The World Is Human In the last segment, the story shifts to the North American continent. In April 1528, 400 conquistadors, dreaming of gold, land in Florida to begin the exploration and conquest of what is now the southern United States. After terrible months of trekking northward, fighting off hostile Indians in the swamps of Florida, they build boats and try to escape to Mexico. Most are never seen again. This is the tale of four survivors shipwrecked on the shores of Texas and in particular that of Alvar Nu many years later. Living among the Indians of the coast for five years, Cabeza de Vaca finally rejoins the three others; together they embark on an epic walk across America to the Pacific coast, reappearing in Mexico eight years after they were lost. Riding through the north Mexican desert, sleeping at prehistoric campsites and staying in caves with the Tarahumara Indians in the wild gorges by Copper Canyon, Wood travels to the Pacific along ancient Indian trails walked by the Spaniards and visits the spectacular Native- American city of Casas Grandes. Cabeza de Vaca, in a book recounting his adventures, came to identify with the Indians against his fellow Spanish and Christians. At the end of this episode, Wood considers how the message of people like Cabeza de Vaca awakened the conscience of Europe about the brutality of the conquistadors, the justice of the conquest and the rights of the native peoples of the New World. duration 56:25   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Mystery of Chaco Canyon Chaco Canyon, located in northwest New Mexico, is perhaps the only site in the world constructed in an elaborate pattern that mirrors the yearly cycle of the sun and the 19-year cycle of the moon. How did an ancient civilization, with no known written language, arrange its buildings into a virtual celestial calendar, spanning an area roughly the size of Ireland? Why did this society, ancestors of today's Pueblo Indians, choose to establish the center of their world in the middle of such an arid, barren land? And why, after constructing buildings the sizeof the Roman Coliseum, did these same people deliberately seal them a nd abruptly leave? These enigmas have puzzled archaeologists for centuries. This program presents substantial evidence that the Chacoan people expressed a complex solar and lunar cosmology in their magnificent architecture. The discoveries documented in the film have transformed scientific understanding of this site - one of the most elaborate and mysterious of ancient Native-American ruins - and are revolutionizing perceptions of the Chacoan civilization. By Anna Sofaer. duration 56:38   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Global Voices [#310] Motherland Afghanistan One in seven Afghan women currently dies in childbirth. This program introduces the women behind these devastating statistics. Afghan American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi examines her father's works as an OB/GYN as he struggles to make a difference, first at Kabul's recently renamed Laura Bush Maternity Ward and then in an isolated provincial hospital, where patients often travel for several days to get treatment. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2854] Tavis talks with social psychologist Anthony Greenwald about ingrained attitudes and unintentional bias. The Blindspot author challenges the notion that most people are fair and willing to take others as they are. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2853] Tavis talks with controversial education activist Michelle Rhee. The pioneering advocate and Radical author offers lessons learned in her efforts to improve schools in the US. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 am
    Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman [#308] Interview with His Holiness The Dalai Lama An interview with the Dalai Lama on his people's struggle for religious and political freedom in Tibet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1109] Why Is Free Will A Big Question? Free will seems obvious, simple, common; but it's subtle, profound, maddening, Free will probes the deep nature of human existence. But big questions have big problems. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    Conquistadors with Michael Wood [#103] The Search for El Dorado Episode three begins in Quito, Ecuador, and relates the amazing story of the 16-month Spanish expedition (1541-42), led by Gonzalo Pizarro, to find El Dorado, the mythical land of gold. Crossing the Andes with pack animals, Wood and his team hack a path through the forests, following in Pizarro's footsteps to the Coca river, where they build a balsa raft and sail down to the river Napo, following the route of the conquistadors. There, on Christmas day 1541, the Spanish expedition split, with 60 men under Francisco Orellana sailing ( contrary to orders) all the way down the Amazon to the sea in a makeshift boat: an achievement that was "less of a journey, more of a miracle." They were the first outsiders to see the interior of Amazonia and the first to discover and travel the length of the river. On their journey, they encountered unknown empires and vast populations that were later wiped out by disease and subsequently forgotten. The program recounts Orellana's story, as well as the tale of the retreat of the army, under Orellana's cousin and boyhood friend, Gonzalo Pizarro, an almost Shakespearean tale of revenge recorded in their letters and the diary kept by the expedition. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Conquistadors with Michael Wood [#104] All The World Is Human In the last segment, the story shifts to the North American continent. In April 1528, 400 conquistadors, dreaming of gold, land in Florida to begin the exploration and conquest of what is now the southern United States. After terrible months of trekking northward, fighting off hostile Indians in the swamps of Florida, they build boats and try to escape to Mexico. Most are never seen again. This is the tale of four survivors shipwrecked on the shores of Texas and in particular that of Alvar Nu many years later. Living among the Indians of the coast for five years, Cabeza de Vaca finally rejoins the three others; together they embark on an epic walk across America to the Pacific coast, reappearing in Mexico eight years after they were lost. Riding through the north Mexican desert, sleeping at prehistoric campsites and staying in caves with the Tarahumara Indians in the wild gorges by Copper Canyon, Wood travels to the Pacific along ancient Indian trails walked by the Spaniards and visits the spectacular Native- American city of Casas Grandes. Cabeza de Vaca, in a book recounting his adventures, came to identify with the Indians against his fellow Spanish and Christians. At the end of this episode, Wood considers how the message of people like Cabeza de Vaca awakened the conscience of Europe about the brutality of the conquistadors, the justice of the conquest and the rights of the native peoples of the New World. duration 56:25   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Mystery of Chaco Canyon Chaco Canyon, located in northwest New Mexico, is perhaps the only site in the world constructed in an elaborate pattern that mirrors the yearly cycle of the sun and the 19-year cycle of the moon. How did an ancient civilization, with no known written language, arrange its buildings into a virtual celestial calendar, spanning an area roughly the size of Ireland? Why did this society, ancestors of today's Pueblo Indians, choose to establish the center of their world in the middle of such an arid, barren land? And why, after constructing buildings the sizeof the Roman Coliseum, did these same people deliberately seal them a nd abruptly leave? These enigmas have puzzled archaeologists for centuries. This program presents substantial evidence that the Chacoan people expressed a complex solar and lunar cosmology in their magnificent architecture. The discoveries documented in the film have transformed scientific understanding of this site - one of the most elaborate and mysterious of ancient Native-American ruins - and are revolutionizing perceptions of the Chacoan civilization. By Anna Sofaer. duration 56:38   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Newsline [#3341] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:30 pm
    Journal [#9049] duration 28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2854] Tavis talks with social psychologist Anthony Greenwald about ingrained attitudes and unintentional bias. The Blindspot author challenges the notion that most people are fair and willing to take others as they are. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32068] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, a strong employment report - we look at where the jobs are and where they aren't. We will talk with Alan Krueger, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Plus, does a positive jobs report mean interest rates are ready to rise? We will discuss with Bill Gross, founder, managing director and co-CIO of PIMCO, the world's largest bond fund. And, the last in our series this week, In Focus: The American Recovery, we take a look at the deep challenges still facing the U.S. economy. duration 24:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10580] February Jobs Report * Osama Bin Laden's Son-in-Law Pleads Not Guilty * Hugo Chavez Funeral * Brooks and Marcus * A Look Back: 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32068] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, a strong employment report - we look at where the jobs are and where they aren't. We will talk with Alan Krueger, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Plus, does a positive jobs report mean interest rates are ready to rise? We will discuss with Bill Gross, founder, managing director and co-CIO of PIMCO, the world's largest bond fund. And, the last in our series this week, In Focus: The American Recovery, we take a look at the deep challenges still facing the U.S. economy. duration 24:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    Democracy Now! [#2160] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    BBC Newsnight [#17067Z] duration 28:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3290] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10580] February Jobs Report * Osama Bin Laden's Son-in-Law Pleads Not Guilty * Hugo Chavez Funeral * Brooks and Marcus * A Look Back: 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3290] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#19055H] Brain Series: Public Policy Implications of the New Science of Mind (original broadcast date: 03/08/13)
    Brain Series 2 Episode 13: Public Policy Implications of the New Science of Mind
    with Eric Kandel of Columbia University; Walter Mischel of Columbia University, Michael Shadlen of Columbia University; Daniel Kahneman of Princeton University; and Alan Alda, host of the upcoming PBS program, "Brains on Trial."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3290] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2855] Tavis talks with legendary comedian turned director/exec producer David Steinberg. The Emmy winner takes us "Inside Comedy" via Showtime's interview series that chronicles the evolution of comedy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3290] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#810H] Seattle, WA / Santa Fe, NM While in Seattle, WA, the team connects with Miss Indigo Blue, a renowned burlesque instructor and performer, and discovers why she decided to take up the bold art form. Her story particularly intrigues Carolyn who finds Miss Indigo Blue's confidence and fearlessness desirable. In Santa Fe, NM, the Roadtrippers link up with Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, co-founders of Bioneers, an organization that brings scientific innovators together to promote social and environmental change. Their story of risk-taking resonates with Sarah who realizes that maybe she "doesn't have to play it so safe." duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3290] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10580] February Jobs Report * Osama Bin Laden's Son-in-Law Pleads Not Guilty * Hugo Chavez Funeral * Brooks and Marcus * A Look Back: 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3290] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#2160] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10580] February Jobs Report * Osama Bin Laden's Son-in-Law Pleads Not Guilty * Hugo Chavez Funeral * Brooks and Marcus * A Look Back: 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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