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KQED World: Friday, December 13, 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, December 13, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10819H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32267Z] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, with stock market gains of 25 percent this year, many investors may be wondering when is a good time to sell a stock and how do you determine which ones? And, did JP Morgan look the other way when working with Bernie Madoff? NBR has details of the bank's reported settlement. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3053] Tavis talks with award-winning film composer and music producer Hans Zimmer. The preeminent talent in composing film music reflects on why he accepted the task of scoring the feature drama, 12 Years a Slave. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 2:00 am
    Local USA [#108] Death and Dying An uplifting meditation on death and dying with stories that prepares us for the journey. An embalmer in Toledo, Ohio prepares a deceased person with the precision and attention of an artist; a dying Brooklyn woman prepares for her final journey with dignity, grace and a dinner party; a teenage hospice volunteer shares advice from his patients and his experience growing up amidst a landscape of violence and death in Brooklyn, New York; and observations from an urban Memphis, Tennessee philosopher. duration 27:09   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:30 am
    Local USA [#107] Beehive Spirits Utah is not exactly the first place you think of when talking about alcohol and liquor. But since the early days of prohibition, The Beehive State has a unique foray into distilling spirits. We retrace Utah's fight for and against alcohol with a look at the characters keeping it alive today. duration 27:23   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    NHK Newsline [#4185] duration 28:02   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3054] Tavis talks with best-selling author Amy Tan. The award-winning writer unpacks her sixth novel, The Valley of Amazement, a sweeping tale of two women's search for identity. Tavis also talks with multitalented actor-director-producer-writer-host LeVar Burton. The winner of numerous Emmy Awards, Burton explains the relaunch of Reading Rainbow as a mobile app. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 4:00 am
    Well Read [#302] Temple Grandin, The Autistic Brain Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, renowned author and advocate Grandin discusses the science of autism and gives dos and don'ts for parents raising autistic kids. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1202] How Do Humans Differ from Other Animals? Physically, humans and animals seem similar. Mentally, humans seem so superior. What's so special about human nature? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Nova [#3915H] Ultimate Mars Challenge It could be NASA's last chance to set wheels down on Mars until the end of the decade: in August 2012, a rover named Curiosity touched down inside Mars' Gale Crater, carrying 10 new instruments that advanced the quest for signs that Mars might have once been suitable for life. But Curiosity's mission is risky. After parachuting through the Martian atmosphere at twice the speed of sound, Curiosity is gently lowered to the planet's surface by a "sky crane." This first-of-its-kind system has been tested on Earth, but will it work on Mars?
    With inside access to the massive team of scientists and engineers responsible for Curiosity's on-the-ground experiments, Nova is there for the exhilarating moments after Curiosity's landing - and for the spectacular discoveries to come. But no rover does it alone: Curiosity is joining a team that includes the Mars Odyssey, Express and Reconnaissance orbiters, along with the tireless Opportunity rover. As we reveal the dynamic new picture of Mars that these explorers are painting, we discover the questions raised by 40 years of roving Mars: How do we define life? How does life begin and what does it need to survive? Are we alone in the universe?
    duration 54:56   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Extreme By Design At a time of unprecedented global challenges, the under-30 "millennial" generation has every reason to be disengaged. Yet plenty of millennials are engaged. Call it the empathy revolution. This program brings this revolution to life by following three Stanford University students as they design and build products to meet basic needs of the world's poor. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 7:00 am
    Undaunted: The Forgotten Giants of the Allegheny Observatory This program tells the true but largely forgotten story of the scientific pioneers behind early aviation and the founding of astrophysics. Samuel Pierpont Langley, John and Phoebe Brashear, and James Keeler embarked on studies of the sun and skies in the 19th century, an era when many dismissed astronomy as "junk science." They endured years of enormous hardships, demoralizing setbacks and humiliating failures to ultimately make world-changing contributions to science and technology. This documentary features interviews with scientists, academics, historians and observatory archivists, including astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson of the American Museum of Natural History. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 am
    Local USA [#108] Death and Dying An uplifting meditation on death and dying with stories that prepares us for the journey. An embalmer in Toledo, Ohio prepares a deceased person with the precision and attention of an artist; a dying Brooklyn woman prepares for her final journey with dignity, grace and a dinner party; a teenage hospice volunteer shares advice from his patients and his experience growing up amidst a landscape of violence and death in Brooklyn, New York; and observations from an urban Memphis, Tennessee philosopher. duration 27:09   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:30 am
    Local USA [#107] Beehive Spirits Utah is not exactly the first place you think of when talking about alcohol and liquor. But since the early days of prohibition, The Beehive State has a unique foray into distilling spirits. We retrace Utah's fight for and against alcohol with a look at the characters keeping it alive today. duration 27:23   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3054] Tavis talks with best-selling author Amy Tan. The award-winning writer unpacks her sixth novel, The Valley of Amazement, a sweeping tale of two women's search for identity. Tavis also talks with multitalented actor-director-producer-writer-host LeVar Burton. The winner of numerous Emmy Awards, Burton explains the relaunch of Reading Rainbow as a mobile app. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 9:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3053] Tavis talks with award-winning film composer and music producer Hans Zimmer. The preeminent talent in composing film music reflects on why he accepted the task of scoring the feature drama, 12 Years a Slave. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 10:00 am
    Well Read [#302] Temple Grandin, The Autistic Brain Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, renowned author and advocate Grandin discusses the science of autism and gives dos and don'ts for parents raising autistic kids. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1202] How Do Humans Differ from Other Animals? Physically, humans and animals seem similar. Mentally, humans seem so superior. What's so special about human nature? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    Nova [#3915H] Ultimate Mars Challenge It could be NASA's last chance to set wheels down on Mars until the end of the decade: in August 2012, a rover named Curiosity touched down inside Mars' Gale Crater, carrying 10 new instruments that advanced the quest for signs that Mars might have once been suitable for life. But Curiosity's mission is risky. After parachuting through the Martian atmosphere at twice the speed of sound, Curiosity is gently lowered to the planet's surface by a "sky crane." This first-of-its-kind system has been tested on Earth, but will it work on Mars?
    With inside access to the massive team of scientists and engineers responsible for Curiosity's on-the-ground experiments, Nova is there for the exhilarating moments after Curiosity's landing - and for the spectacular discoveries to come. But no rover does it alone: Curiosity is joining a team that includes the Mars Odyssey, Express and Reconnaissance orbiters, along with the tireless Opportunity rover. As we reveal the dynamic new picture of Mars that these explorers are painting, we discover the questions raised by 40 years of roving Mars: How do we define life? How does life begin and what does it need to survive? Are we alone in the universe?
    duration 54:56   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Extreme By Design At a time of unprecedented global challenges, the under-30 "millennial" generation has every reason to be disengaged. Yet plenty of millennials are engaged. Call it the empathy revolution. This program brings this revolution to life by following three Stanford University students as they design and build products to meet basic needs of the world's poor. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 1:00 pm
    Undaunted: The Forgotten Giants of the Allegheny Observatory This program tells the true but largely forgotten story of the scientific pioneers behind early aviation and the founding of astrophysics. Samuel Pierpont Langley, John and Phoebe Brashear, and James Keeler embarked on studies of the sun and skies in the 19th century, an era when many dismissed astronomy as "junk science." They endured years of enormous hardships, demoralizing setbacks and humiliating failures to ultimately make world-changing contributions to science and technology. This documentary features interviews with scientists, academics, historians and observatory archivists, including astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson of the American Museum of Natural History. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 pm
    NHK Newsline [#4185] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    Journal [#9249] duration 28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3054] Tavis talks with best-selling author Amy Tan. The award-winning writer unpacks her sixth novel, The Valley of Amazement, a sweeping tale of two women's search for identity. Tavis also talks with multitalented actor-director-producer-writer-host LeVar Burton. The winner of numerous Emmy Awards, Burton explains the relaunch of Reading Rainbow as a mobile app. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32268] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, if the big storm keeps holiday shoppers home this weekend, what's at stake for retailers already dealing with a shorter holiday shopping season? And, our market monitor guest has a list of stocks she says could gain 20% or more in the new year. duration 28:00   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10820] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32268] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, if the big storm keeps holiday shoppers home this weekend, what's at stake for retailers already dealing with a shorter holiday shopping season? And, our market monitor guest has a list of stocks she says could gain 20% or more in the new year. duration 28:00   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    Democracy Now! [#3100] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    BBC Newsnight [#17347Z] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3490] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10820] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3490] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#19255] (original broadcast date: 12/13/13)
    * Mark Rylance on his roles as King Richard in Richard III and Olivia in Twelfth Night
    * Stephen Fry discusses playing Malvolio in Twelfth Night
    * world-renowned violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3490] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3055] Tavis talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A. Scott Berg. The award-winning author discusses his choice of President Woodrow Wilson as a biography subject. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3490] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#1007H] Be Well-Rounded In New York City, the team meets with Mariette DiChristina, Editor-in-Chief of Scientific American, who was able to combine her interests in writing, science, and art into a meaningful career. Mariette urges the Roadtrippers to incorporate their passions into their work - even if they face criticism from others. Moving north, the Roadtrippers arrange a visit with Vicki Smith, a game designer at Vicarious Visions. Vicki shares her circuitous route to game design, explaining that she initially abandoned her own dreams in favor of following her parents' expectations. In offering advice to the Roadtrippers, she stresses the importance of being well-rounded, and educating oneself in a wide range of disciplines - even if they don't particularly interest you. That way, you have an arsenal of knowledge to inform the work you do. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3490] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10820] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3490] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#3100] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10820] 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.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

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KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.