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KQED World: Saturday, December 21, 2013

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Saturday, December 21, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10825H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32273Z] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the economy grows at its fastest pace in two years. Can the momentum continue and what does it mean for your money? And, our Market Monitor guest tonight has a list of stocks she says will rise 15 percent or more in the new year. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3059Z] Tavis talks with one of the most important and influential architects of our time, Frank Gehry. The world-famous and visionary architect talks about his love of the interplay of the arts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 am
    CSI On Trial When does solving a crime become a crime? An innocent man confessed to murder and forensic evidence supported his confession. The real killers confessed, but they were ignored by the police. Across the nation, criminal convictions are being overturned due to either incompetence or deliberate misconduct in crime labs. How did Nebraska's foremost CSI fall under suspicion of faking evidence? "CSI on Trial" follows what went wrong in Nebraska and what we can learn from this tragedy. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly [#1716] 50 years after Gideon - The Supreme Court's unanimous Gideon decision in 1963 required that everyone accused of a serious crime - rich or poor - is entitled to a defense lawyer. But Tim O'Brien found a mixed result. In some places the Gideon defendants are adequately represented but in too many others they are not; taxpayers cannot or do not want to pay for poor people's legal defense.
    Christmas Peace - "Peace on Earth" is a major theme this time of year. According to the Christmas story in the Bible, angels proclaimed that message when they announced the birth of Jesus. But how do contemporary Christians understand that in an often chaotic world? Kim Lawton talks with Christians about what peace on earth means to them.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Consuelo Mack WealthTrack [#1026] Fed Centennial Special Is the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Federal Reserve (December 23, 1913) a cause for celebration or condemnation? Two financial historians James Grant ( Founder & Editor, "Grant's Interest Rate Observer") and Richard Sylla (Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets, Stern School of Business, New York University) debate the benefits and dangers of the Fed. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2241H] * Women Breaking Industry Barriers * Feminism in Advertising * Pastrix Author Nadia Bolz-Weber
    Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, Democratic Commentaro Megan Beyer, Republican Strategist Rina Shah
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 am
    Asian Voices [#215] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    How Sherlock Changed The World [#101] The fictional Sherlock Holmes was a scientist who used chemistry, bloodstains and minute traces of evidence to catch criminals. In an era when eyewitness reports and "smoking gun" evidence were needed to convict criminals, Sherlock Holmes' crime-scene methods were revolutionary. Forensic scientists, crime historians and Sherlockian experts reveal for the first time the astonishing impact Arthur Conan Doyle's creation had on the development of real-life criminal investigation and forensic techniques. With a mix of interviews, dramatic reconstruction and archives, the program tells the story of the impact and legacy of the most famous crime fighter in history. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#250H] Incarceration Nation * There are more African Americans under correctional control today - in prison or jail, on probation or parole - than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. According to The Sentencing Project, an advocacy group dedicated to changing how we think about crime and punishment, "More than 60% of the people in prison are now racial and ethnic minorities. For Black males in their thirties, one in every ten is in prison or jail on any given day." Because of the 40-year war on drugs and get tough sentencing policies, the American prison population has exploded from about 300,000 in the 1970's to more than 2 million today. The US has a higher rate of incarceration than any other nation and spends billions every year to keep people behind bars. The cost on democracy is immeasurable.
    This week, Bill Moyers speaks with civil rights lawyer and legal scholar Michelle Alexander. Her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness had just been published last time she joined Bill in conversation, 3.5 years ago. It's a work of scholarship that lays out how the war on drugs, harsh mandatory minimum sentencing and racism have converged to create a caste system in this country very much like the one under Jim Crow segregation laws. The book became a bestseller and spurred a wide conversation about justice and inequality in America - inspiring one reviewer to call it "the bible of a social movement."
    Michelle Alexander, an associate professor at Ohio State University and a civil rights lawyer, took a leave to travel the country, speaking, writing and campaigning to end our debilitating system of mass incarceration. Alexander tells Moyers, "If we are going to build a movement to end not only mass incarceration but to achieve much greater social equity for all, it's going have to be a movement that begins in our churches, in our faith communities, in our neighborhoods, in our schools. One where people really wake up and say, 'We are going to build a kind of democracy that we deserve.'"
    * This week's program also includes an excerpt from the film "Susan", by Tessa Blake and Emma Hewitt. It tells the story of former California inmate Susan Burton, who now runs 5 houses offering help to women struggling to rebuild their lives.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:00 am
    LinkAsia [#226] duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 8:30 am
    Inside Washington [#2536H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5325H] * President Obama met with the White House press for his end of year news conference
    * a new review on NSA practices
    * a rare budget deal in Congress
    * a look at the economy's standing at year's end
    Joining Gwen: Susan Davis, USA Today; Pete Williams, NBC News; Greg Ip, The Economist; Dan Balz, Washington Post.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 am
    KQED NEWSROOM [#109H] NSA Surveillance, Mayor Chuck Reed and Farewell to Candlestick Park
    NSA Surveillance Programs Under Fire
    Pressure on the Obama administration to overhaul the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance program reached an all-time high. In a week when Silicon Valley executives, including the CEOs of Apple, Yahoo and Google, met with President Obama urging him to reign in the NSA's practices, a panel of advisers appointed by the president recommended major oversight of the program. That followed on the heels of a federal court ruling Monday which questioned the constitutionality of the agency's wholesale collection of personal cell phone data.

    Guests:
    Michelle Quinn, San Jose Mercury News
    Cindy Cohn, Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Further Reporting:

    Forum: Judge Rules NSA Surveillance Program Likely Unconstitutional

    San Jose Mayor Tackles Pension Reform
    Mayor Chuck Reed is spearheading a ballot initiative to reform the state's retirement benefits system. His proposal would allow public agencies to negotiate reduced pensions for future work while preserving pensions already earned. Opponents of the measure, including other California mayors and labor unions, see the move as an attack on the retirement security of police, firefighters and other public workers.

    Farewell to Candlestick Park
    Monday night's football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons at Candlestick Park will mark the end of an era. It's the 49ers' last home game of the regular season, and a last hurrah for the park, which is slated to close after 53 years. While best known as a sports venue, Candlestick has hosted many other events, including the Beatles' last official concert in 1966 and a visit by Pope John Paul II in 1987. Scott Shafer takes a look at a Bay Area landmark affectionately known as "The 'Stick" with sports columnist Glenn Dickey.

    Further Reporting:

    News Fix: A Farewell to Candlestick Park
    News Pix: Farewell Candlestick, Hello Levi's
    Forum: Farewell to Candlestick

    Obamacare's First Deadline
    For people buying on the individual market who want health insurance starting Jan. 1, the deadline to sign up is Monday, Dec. 23. KQED Health editor Lisa Aliferis, and author of KQED's Obamacare Guide, provides an update on Covered California and the Affordable Care Act.
    duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 10:00 am
    BBC Newsnight [#17354Z] Documentary Special - Our World: Myanmar's Extremist Monk duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:30 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2241H] * Women Breaking Industry Barriers * Feminism in Advertising * Pastrix Author Nadia Bolz-Weber
    Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, Democratic Commentaro Megan Beyer, Republican Strategist Rina Shah
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3152H] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 11:30 am
    Charlie Rose - The Week [#123H] * Mike Allen on the week in politics * Anita Elberse, author of Blockbusters: Hit-Making, Risk-Taking and the Big Business of Entertainment * Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary at the Museum of Modern Art in New York * Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Jones discuss their film The Invisible Woman * an appreciation of Peter O'Toole duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#250H] Incarceration Nation * There are more African Americans under correctional control today - in prison or jail, on probation or parole - than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. According to The Sentencing Project, an advocacy group dedicated to changing how we think about crime and punishment, "More than 60% of the people in prison are now racial and ethnic minorities. For Black males in their thirties, one in every ten is in prison or jail on any given day." Because of the 40-year war on drugs and get tough sentencing policies, the American prison population has exploded from about 300,000 in the 1970's to more than 2 million today. The US has a higher rate of incarceration than any other nation and spends billions every year to keep people behind bars. The cost on democracy is immeasurable.
    This week, Bill Moyers speaks with civil rights lawyer and legal scholar Michelle Alexander. Her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness had just been published last time she joined Bill in conversation, 3.5 years ago. It's a work of scholarship that lays out how the war on drugs, harsh mandatory minimum sentencing and racism have converged to create a caste system in this country very much like the one under Jim Crow segregation laws. The book became a bestseller and spurred a wide conversation about justice and inequality in America - inspiring one reviewer to call it "the bible of a social movement."
    Michelle Alexander, an associate professor at Ohio State University and a civil rights lawyer, took a leave to travel the country, speaking, writing and campaigning to end our debilitating system of mass incarceration. Alexander tells Moyers, "If we are going to build a movement to end not only mass incarceration but to achieve much greater social equity for all, it's going have to be a movement that begins in our churches, in our faith communities, in our neighborhoods, in our schools. One where people really wake up and say, 'We are going to build a kind of democracy that we deserve.'"
    * This week's program also includes an excerpt from the film "Susan", by Tessa Blake and Emma Hewitt. It tells the story of former California inmate Susan Burton, who now runs 5 houses offering help to women struggling to rebuild their lives.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Natural Heroes [#602H] Truck Farm Using green roof technology and heirloom seeds, filmmaker Ian Cheney plants a vegetable garden on the only land he's got: his Granddad's old pickup. Once the mobile garden begins to sprout, viewers are trucked across New York to see the city's funkiest urban farms, and to find out if America's largest city can learn to feed itself. The program entreats viewers to ponder the future of urban farming, and to consider whether sustainability needs a dose of whimsy to be truly sustainable. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:30 pm
    BioCentury This Week [#252] duration 25:40   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Set for Life The Great Recession (2007-2009) decimated the economy and put 15 million Americans, including many Baby Boomers, out of work. This award-winning program follows three Baby Boomers - a third-generation steelworker from West Virginia, a community college staffer from South Carolina and an IT project manager from California - struggling to recover. Thrust into a quest they never anticipated, they suffer financial woes, self-doubt and health problems while enduring the daunting job-hunt process and coping with their rapidly eroding American Dream. duration 56:45   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Moving with Grace Like many baby boomers, former NBC anchor Stone Phillips and his siblings found themselves caring for their aging parents. Ninety-two-year-old Vic, a World War II veteran, copes with chronic heart issues, although his mind and memory remain "as reliable as a Bob Gibson fastball." Grace, his wife of 66 years, suffers from dementia, which robs the once-gregarious former teacher of her short-term memory. This intimate documentary, which Phillips produced and shot, follows this charming couple as they move out of the family home in Missouri and adapt to life first in a retirement community and later in an assisted-living facility. This honest and, at times, poignant story highlights the common struggles associated with elder care and its consequences. duration 57:19   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Xmas Without China Tom Xia emigrated from mainland China to California at age eight. A series of Chinese toy recalls forces Xia's neighbors, the Joneses, to have their son tested for lead poisoning. With China's assent to world superpower status heating up American fears, Xia challenges the Joneses to make it through the Christmas season without any Chinese products, beginning a journey to find American identity amongst all the American media hype, Chinese nationalist propaganda and cultural misunderstandings. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1401H] Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream If income inequality were a sport, the residents of 740 Park Avenue in Manhattan would all be medalists. This address boasts the highest number of billionaires of any apartment building in the United States, many of whom actively lobby and finance political campaigns to lower taxes on the wealthy. Less than four miles away Park Avenue runs through New York's 16th Congressional District in the South Bronx, which has the highest poverty rate in the U.S. Minutes away from one another as the crow flies these New Yorker's face dramatically different economic realities. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#131H] Included: William Brangham reports from Paris. In an attempt to stem the "hyper-sexualization" of young girls, the French government is proposing a ban on childhood beauty pageants. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:30 pm
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5325H] * President Obama met with the White House press for his end of year news conference
    * a new review on NSA practices
    * a rare budget deal in Congress
    * a look at the economy's standing at year's end
    Joining Gwen: Susan Davis, USA Today; Pete Williams, NBC News; Greg Ip, The Economist; Dan Balz, Washington Post.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#109H] NSA Surveillance, Mayor Chuck Reed and Farewell to Candlestick Park
    NSA Surveillance Programs Under Fire
    Pressure on the Obama administration to overhaul the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance program reached an all-time high. In a week when Silicon Valley executives, including the CEOs of Apple, Yahoo and Google, met with President Obama urging him to reign in the NSA's practices, a panel of advisers appointed by the president recommended major oversight of the program. That followed on the heels of a federal court ruling Monday which questioned the constitutionality of the agency's wholesale collection of personal cell phone data.

    Guests:
    Michelle Quinn, San Jose Mercury News
    Cindy Cohn, Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Further Reporting:

    Forum: Judge Rules NSA Surveillance Program Likely Unconstitutional

    San Jose Mayor Tackles Pension Reform
    Mayor Chuck Reed is spearheading a ballot initiative to reform the state's retirement benefits system. His proposal would allow public agencies to negotiate reduced pensions for future work while preserving pensions already earned. Opponents of the measure, including other California mayors and labor unions, see the move as an attack on the retirement security of police, firefighters and other public workers.

    Farewell to Candlestick Park
    Monday night's football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons at Candlestick Park will mark the end of an era. It's the 49ers' last home game of the regular season, and a last hurrah for the park, which is slated to close after 53 years. While best known as a sports venue, Candlestick has hosted many other events, including the Beatles' last official concert in 1966 and a visit by Pope John Paul II in 1987. Scott Shafer takes a look at a Bay Area landmark affectionately known as "The 'Stick" with sports columnist Glenn Dickey.

    Further Reporting:

    News Fix: A Farewell to Candlestick Park
    News Pix: Farewell Candlestick, Hello Levi's
    Forum: Farewell to Candlestick

    Obamacare's First Deadline
    For people buying on the individual market who want health insurance starting Jan. 1, the deadline to sign up is Monday, Dec. 23. KQED Health editor Lisa Aliferis, and author of KQED's Obamacare Guide, provides an update on Covered California and the Affordable Care Act.
    duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 7:30 pm
    Natural Heroes [#602H] Truck Farm Using green roof technology and heirloom seeds, filmmaker Ian Cheney plants a vegetable garden on the only land he's got: his Granddad's old pickup. Once the mobile garden begins to sprout, viewers are trucked across New York to see the city's funkiest urban farms, and to find out if America's largest city can learn to feed itself. The program entreats viewers to ponder the future of urban farming, and to consider whether sustainability needs a dose of whimsy to be truly sustainable. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1208] Around The World - East to West: Istanbul to Vienna Ian Wright takes up the journey in Istanbul following historic trails through the heart of Europe and the Balkans, where once the Ottomans pushed into Europe. Crossing the Black Sea into Bulgaria, he explores vampire myths before continuing to Serbia, where the Nis Skull Tower stands as a reminder of Ottoman raids and rule. After a ride on the ? argan Eight Narrow Gauge Railway, it's on to the Croatian coast and a road trip to Dubrovnik, Split and Rijeka. After a quick dip in the world's largest thermal lake in Hungary, his journey ends in Vienna, old world capital of wide avenues and wedding cake mansions that withstood Ottoman attack and that stands in full splendor until this day. duration 56:54   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nature [#3008] Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo For thousands of years, wolves hunted buffalo across the vast North American plains until the westward settlement of the continent saw the virtual extinction of these vast herds and their eternal predators, the wolves. However, this ancient relationship was not lost altogether and continues uninterrupted in just one location -- on the northern edge of the continent's central plains in a place named Wood Buffalo National Park. Today the ancestors of those ancient buffalo and wolves still engage in epic life and death dramas across this northern land. Packs of wolves up to 30 strong hunt the largest land mammals on the continent -- buffalo. By getting to know a specific pack of wolves and the individuals that make up the pack, we get a sense of how these two animal species (wolves and buffalo) live together in what seems like a forgotten corner of the world. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Nova [#3604] Extreme Ice In collaboration with National Geographic, Nova follows the exploits of acclaimed photojournalist James Balog and a scientific team as they deploy time-lapse cameras in risky, remote locations in the Arctic, Alaska, and the Alps. Grappling with blizzards, fickle technology, and climbs up craggy precipices, the team must anchor cameras capable of withstanding sub-zero temperatures and winds up to 170 mph. The goal of Balog's team's perilous expedition: to create a unique photo archive of melting glaciers that could provide a key to understanding their runaway behavior and their potential to drive rising sea levels.
    Some models now project a one-meter sea level rise over the next century, which could displace millions of people everywhere from Florida to Bangladesh and require trillions of dollars in new coastal infrastructure investments. But, alarmingly, these models don't reflect recent findings that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica are melting at an ever-faster rate. What explains this alarming acceleration, and just how do you figure out what's happening inside a gigantic wall of ice? In this high-action scientific adventure, Nova investigates the mystery of the mighty ice sheets that will affect the fate of coastlines around the world.
    duration 55:19   STEREO (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913 This film explores an epic labor strike that devastated Michigan's Copper Country -- and haunts the American labor movement to this day. Among the notable elements of that strike was the death of 73 children at a union Christmas party. That tragedy (attributed to strikebreakers yelling "fire" in a crowded auditorium) was immortalized by Woody Guthrie in his ballad, "1913 Massacre," performed by Steve Earle in the film. The event, known as the Italian Hall Disaster, remains the deadliest unsolved manslaughter in US history. The program traces the Copper Country strike from its hopeful start to that tragic conclusion. Between those endpoints, the film explores the intensifying battle between organized labor and corporate power, as well as related issues of immigration, technology, and unchecked corporate interests. Of equal significance is the strike's cultural legacy, which influenced national discourse, music, and legislation during the Progressive Era and the New Deal. As the centennial of the Italian Hall Disaster approaches, a new generation of Americans has begun paying tribute to the victims, while also deliberating the strike's causes, outcomes, and legacy. duration 55:01   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    America Reframed [#108] My Louisiana Love This film traces a young woman's quest to find a place in her Native American community as it reels from decades of environmental degradation. Monique Verdin returns to Southeast Louisiana to reunite with her Houma Indian family. But soon she sees that her people's traditional way of life is threatened by a cycle of man-made environmental crises. Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil leak are just the latest rounds in this century-old cycle that is forcing Monique's clan to adapt in new ways. Monique must overcome the loss of her house, her father, and her partner, and redefine the meaning of home. duration 1:17:09   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
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