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KQED World: Friday, August 23, 2013

Channels 9.3 •  54.5 | XFINITY 190

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

Friday, August 23, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10739] College Affordability * Syria * Nixon Tapes * Governing duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32187Z] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, an outage at the NASDAQ MarketSite paralyzes part of the market, freezing thousands of trades. Will this latest high-profile glitch hurt investor confidence in the system? And, a new report shows wages for American workers have been stagnant for a decade. Tonight, experts are saying the impact is showing up in a critical area of the economy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2973Z] Tavis talks with award-winning comedienne-actress Carol Burnett about her book celebrating her daughter, Carrie and Me. (Originally aired on May 7, 2013) duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 am
    Secrets of the Dead [#1102H] Lost in the Amazon This program is a modern day quest to find the truth behind one of exploration's greatest mysteries: what happened to famed adventurer Col. Percy Fawcett, who went looking for a city of gold -- the Lost City of "Z" -- in the Amazon in 1925 and disappeared in the jungles of Brazil forever? New archaeological digs, the science behind the discovery of "newly found" jungle cities and clues collected over the years reveal the fate of Fawcett. The program unravels the truth of what really happened to Fawcett and shares surprising finds that are causing experts to re-think the image of a pristine uninhabited Amazon rainforest: a place that before Columbus, may have had large populations living in sophisticated towns and cities. Fawcett may have actually discovered these ruins fueling his fervor to find the city of gold. Cutting between stylized dramatic Fawcett recreations, old films and archival photos, interviews with family members of Fawcett, jungle villagers and scientists at ancient Indian archaeological sites -- the truth about Fawcett and new understandings of life in pre-Columbian America emerge. Trekking along the paths that Fawcett followed, the search for clues ends at a Xinguano-Kuikuro village in the heart of the Mato Grosso: where a new archaeological discovery may reveal the true location of the Lost City of Z. duration 54:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Newsline [#4105] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2974Z] Tavis talks with Emmy-nominated actor Johnny Galecki, who reflects on his role in the hit TV show that revitalized sitcoms, The Big Bang Theory; and with steel guitarist Robert Randolph. The musician Rolling Stone lists as one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" reflects on the making of his latest CD, "Lickety Split." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 am
    Well Read [#104] Paul De Barros, Shall We Play That One Together? de Barros chronicles the fascinating life and beautiful music of Jazz great Marian McPartland. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1204] What's The New Atheism? I hope God exists, which is why I listen to atheists and follow their arguments. If hope trumps reason I may be entombed in false belief. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Nova [#3802#] Making Stuff Stronger From carbon nanotubes to artificial skin, our world is poised at the frontier of a revolution in materials science as far-reaching as the biotech breakthroughs of the last two decades. This series explores how materials changed history and are shaping the future, ranging from cost-effective fuel cells and solar panels to quantum computers and ultra-light automobiles. The New York Times' technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue brings his trademark goofball humor and techie zeal to this exploration of the future of "stuff." Each episode explores the talent, luck and determination that can turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthrough.
    This episode: What is the strongest material in the world? Is it iron? Are Kevlar and carbon nanotubes the way of the future, or will the powerful properties discovered in natural spider silk one day replace steel? Nova begins the ambitious four-hour program with a quest for the world's strongest stuff. Host David Pogue helps viewers understand what defines strength, examining everything from mollusks to a toucan's beak and testing the world's strongest materials. Pogue travels from the deck of a US naval aircraft carrier to a demolition derby to the country's top research labs to check in with the experts who are re-engineering what nature has given us to create the next generation of strong "stuff."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Nova [#3803H] Making Stuff Smaller How small can we go? Could we one day have robots taking "fantastic voyages" in our bodies to kill rogue cells? The triumphs of tiny are seen all around us in the Information Age: transistors, microchips, laptops, cell phones. Now, David Pogue takes Nova viewers to an even smaller world in Making Stuff Smaller, examining the latest in high-powered nano-circuits and microrobots that may one day hold the key to saving lives and creating materials from the ground up, atom by atom. Pogue explores the star materials of small applications, including silicon, the stuff of computer chips, and carbon, the element now being manipulated at the atomic level to produce future technology. "Smaller" and more portable stuff has already revolutionized the way we live. The nanotechnology to come could change the face of medicine, with intelligent pills that know what medicine to release into the body and treat patients from the "inside" based on changing needs; robots that repair damaged body parts; and more. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Secrets of the Dead [#1004] Slave Ship Mutiny When the Meermin set sail from Madagascar en route to South Africa on a hot summer's day in 1766, the Dutch crew had no idea they were about to make history. The ship was filled to capacity with human cargo, slaves bound for hard labor building the Dutch colony, Cape Town. But the Meermin with its crew and cargo would never make it to Cape Town. Instead, in a dramatic altercation, the slaves mutinied and managed to overpower the Dutch crew, ordering the ship be sailed back to Madagascar and freedom. But through a sinister act of deception the crew turned the boat around each evening and made full sail for Cape Town. And so the circumstances for a dramatic climax -- and shipwreck -- were laid when the ship and its desperate passengers finally spied land. This program tracks the efforts of archaeologists, historians and slave descendents to discover the full story of this dramatic historical event. They want to learn what happened on the Meermin, how the slaves were able to overpower their captors, and why the ship ended up wrecked on a wild, windswept beach 200 miles east of Cape Town. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 am
    Secrets of the Dead [#1102H] Lost in the Amazon This program is a modern day quest to find the truth behind one of exploration's greatest mysteries: what happened to famed adventurer Col. Percy Fawcett, who went looking for a city of gold -- the Lost City of "Z" -- in the Amazon in 1925 and disappeared in the jungles of Brazil forever? New archaeological digs, the science behind the discovery of "newly found" jungle cities and clues collected over the years reveal the fate of Fawcett. The program unravels the truth of what really happened to Fawcett and shares surprising finds that are causing experts to re-think the image of a pristine uninhabited Amazon rainforest: a place that before Columbus, may have had large populations living in sophisticated towns and cities. Fawcett may have actually discovered these ruins fueling his fervor to find the city of gold. Cutting between stylized dramatic Fawcett recreations, old films and archival photos, interviews with family members of Fawcett, jungle villagers and scientists at ancient Indian archaeological sites -- the truth about Fawcett and new understandings of life in pre-Columbian America emerge. Trekking along the paths that Fawcett followed, the search for clues ends at a Xinguano-Kuikuro village in the heart of the Mato Grosso: where a new archaeological discovery may reveal the true location of the Lost City of Z. duration 54:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2974Z] Tavis talks with Emmy-nominated actor Johnny Galecki, who reflects on his role in the hit TV show that revitalized sitcoms, The Big Bang Theory; and with steel guitarist Robert Randolph. The musician Rolling Stone lists as one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" reflects on the making of his latest CD, "Lickety Split." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2973Z] Tavis talks with award-winning comedienne-actress Carol Burnett about her book celebrating her daughter, Carrie and Me. (Originally aired on May 7, 2013) duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 am
    Well Read [#104] Paul De Barros, Shall We Play That One Together? de Barros chronicles the fascinating life and beautiful music of Jazz great Marian McPartland. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1204] What's The New Atheism? I hope God exists, which is why I listen to atheists and follow their arguments. If hope trumps reason I may be entombed in false belief. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    Nova [#3802#] Making Stuff Stronger From carbon nanotubes to artificial skin, our world is poised at the frontier of a revolution in materials science as far-reaching as the biotech breakthroughs of the last two decades. This series explores how materials changed history and are shaping the future, ranging from cost-effective fuel cells and solar panels to quantum computers and ultra-light automobiles. The New York Times' technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue brings his trademark goofball humor and techie zeal to this exploration of the future of "stuff." Each episode explores the talent, luck and determination that can turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthrough.
    This episode: What is the strongest material in the world? Is it iron? Are Kevlar and carbon nanotubes the way of the future, or will the powerful properties discovered in natural spider silk one day replace steel? Nova begins the ambitious four-hour program with a quest for the world's strongest stuff. Host David Pogue helps viewers understand what defines strength, examining everything from mollusks to a toucan's beak and testing the world's strongest materials. Pogue travels from the deck of a US naval aircraft carrier to a demolition derby to the country's top research labs to check in with the experts who are re-engineering what nature has given us to create the next generation of strong "stuff."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Nova [#3803H] Making Stuff Smaller How small can we go? Could we one day have robots taking "fantastic voyages" in our bodies to kill rogue cells? The triumphs of tiny are seen all around us in the Information Age: transistors, microchips, laptops, cell phones. Now, David Pogue takes Nova viewers to an even smaller world in Making Stuff Smaller, examining the latest in high-powered nano-circuits and microrobots that may one day hold the key to saving lives and creating materials from the ground up, atom by atom. Pogue explores the star materials of small applications, including silicon, the stuff of computer chips, and carbon, the element now being manipulated at the atomic level to produce future technology. "Smaller" and more portable stuff has already revolutionized the way we live. The nanotechnology to come could change the face of medicine, with intelligent pills that know what medicine to release into the body and treat patients from the "inside" based on changing needs; robots that repair damaged body parts; and more. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Secrets of the Dead [#1004] Slave Ship Mutiny When the Meermin set sail from Madagascar en route to South Africa on a hot summer's day in 1766, the Dutch crew had no idea they were about to make history. The ship was filled to capacity with human cargo, slaves bound for hard labor building the Dutch colony, Cape Town. But the Meermin with its crew and cargo would never make it to Cape Town. Instead, in a dramatic altercation, the slaves mutinied and managed to overpower the Dutch crew, ordering the ship be sailed back to Madagascar and freedom. But through a sinister act of deception the crew turned the boat around each evening and made full sail for Cape Town. And so the circumstances for a dramatic climax -- and shipwreck -- were laid when the ship and its desperate passengers finally spied land. This program tracks the efforts of archaeologists, historians and slave descendents to discover the full story of this dramatic historical event. They want to learn what happened on the Meermin, how the slaves were able to overpower their captors, and why the ship ended up wrecked on a wild, windswept beach 200 miles east of Cape Town. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 pm
    Newsline [#4105] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    Journal [#9169] duration 28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2974Z] Tavis talks with Emmy-nominated actor Johnny Galecki, who reflects on his role in the hit TV show that revitalized sitcoms, The Big Bang Theory; and with steel guitarist Robert Randolph. The musician Rolling Stone lists as one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" reflects on the making of his latest CD, "Lickety Split." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32188Z] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the CEO of Microsoft announces a surprise retirement. Will the end of the Steve Ballmer era usher in big changes at the company? And, sales of new homes plunge. Are rising mortgage rates scaring away home buyers and starting to pinch housing - a key engine of the recovery? duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10740] Syria * Hasan Verdict * Chelsea Manning * Shields and Lowry * MLK duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32188Z] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the CEO of Microsoft announces a surprise retirement. Will the end of the Steve Ballmer era usher in big changes at the company? And, sales of new homes plunge. Are rising mortgage rates scaring away home buyers and starting to pinch housing - a key engine of the recovery? duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:30 pm
    Democracy Now! [#3020] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    BBC Newsnight [#17235Z] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3410] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10740] Syria * Hasan Verdict * Chelsea Manning * Shields and Lowry * MLK duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3410] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#19175] duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3410] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2975] Tavis talks with tennis great Jimmy Connors about his life and legacy. The International Tennis Hall of Famer recounts stories from his no-holds-barred memoir, The Outsider. (Originally aired on July 9, 2013) duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3410] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#608] The team heads north to Chicago and interview chef Homaru Cantu and go to a White Sox baseball game - a first for this team of Australians. They then drive to Cleveland and interview Terry Stewart, President of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The team then drives east to New York City to visit with tattoo artist Eli Quinters and pianist and tae kwon do champion Elaine Kwon. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3410] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10740] Syria * Hasan Verdict * Chelsea Manning * Shields and Lowry * MLK duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3410] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#3020] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10740] Syria * Hasan Verdict * Chelsea Manning * Shields and Lowry * MLK duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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