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KQED World: Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Channels 9.3 •  54.5 | XFINITY 190

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10827H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32275Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3101Z] Tavis talks with 2-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins. The hit-maker discusses his latest ventures, including the Frosty the Snowman CD and picture book and the Blue Sky Riders band. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 am
    Global Voices [#413] The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories A small town and its hopeful citizens are about to embark on a bright new journey. Massive rusty cranes, foreign investors, and the joyful chants of cheerleaders carry the dream of a great nuclear future. Disturbed only by gigantic stinging mosquitoes, the townsfolk celebrate the atomic hurray by engraving the nuclear power plant logo on buildings and soup bowls. Amidst the apparent atomic prosperity, lies a past that no one wants to remember. An island holding terrifying secrets. Stories of shocking and horrible crimes loom on the city just like the dark clouds of mosquitoes descending on its citizens. duration 54:07   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    NHK Newsline [#4193] duration 28:02   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3102] Tavis talks with world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell. The celebrated musician talks about his CD, Musical Gifts, and closes the show with a special performance. (repeat) duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Asian Voices [#215] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 am
    Asia Biz Forecast [#438] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    America Reframed [#206] Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea Once known as the California Riviera, the Salton Sea is now called one of America's worst ecological disasters: a fetid, stagnant, salty lake, that coughs up dead fish and birds by the thousands in frequent die-offs that occur. However, amongst the ruins of this man-made mistake, a few remaining eccentrics (a roadside nudist, a religious folk artist, a Hungarian revolutionary, and real estate speculators) struggle to keep a remodeled version of the original Salton Sea dream alive. Accidentally created by an engineering error in 1905, reworked in the 50's as a world class vacation destination for the rich and famous, suddenly abandoned after a series of hurricanes, floods, and fish die-offs, and finally almost saved by Congressman Sonny Bono, the Salton Sea has a bittersweet past. The film shares these people's stories and their difficulties in keeping their unique community alive, as the nearby cities of Los Angeles and San Diego attempt to take the agricultural water run-off that barely sustains the Salton Sea. While covering the historical, economic, political, and environmental issues that face the Sea, this program offers an offbeat portrait of the peculiar and individualistic people who populate its shores. It is an epic western tale of fantastic real estate ventures and failed boomtowns, inner-city gangs fleeing to white small town America, and the subjective notion of success and failure amidst the ruins of the past. duration 1:26:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:30 am
    Shakespeare Lost, Shakespeare Found This program tells the fascinating story behind the bold 20-year project by world-renowned Shakespeare scholar Dr. Gary Taylor to recreate The History of Cardenio (1613), a lost work written by William Shakespeare and his early collaborator, John Fletcher. Despite its impressive pedigree, The History of Cardenio remains shrouded in mystery because the 400-year-old play did not survive the ravages of time. Dr. Taylor resurrected the original manuscript by de-constructing Double Falsehood, Lewis Theobald's 1727 adaptation of The History of Cardenio. This process included painstaking research of centuries-old texts and cutting-edge computer microanalysis of each author's writing styles. The documentary culminates with the first full-scale production of the work at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, where academics from around the world comment on the play's authenticity, casting choices, plot additions and controversial ending. duration 24:56   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:00 am
    Global Voices [#613] A Village Called Versailles The incredible story of this little-known, tight-knit community in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. When the storm devastated New Orleans in August 2005, Versailles residents rebuilt their neighborhood faster than any other damaged neighborhood in the city, only to find themselves threatened by a new toxic landfill slated to open just two miles away. Forced out of Vietnam by the war 30 years ago, many residents felt their homes were being taken away from them once again. duration 56:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 am
    Global Voices [#413] The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories A small town and its hopeful citizens are about to embark on a bright new journey. Massive rusty cranes, foreign investors, and the joyful chants of cheerleaders carry the dream of a great nuclear future. Disturbed only by gigantic stinging mosquitoes, the townsfolk celebrate the atomic hurray by engraving the nuclear power plant logo on buildings and soup bowls. Amidst the apparent atomic prosperity, lies a past that no one wants to remember. An island holding terrifying secrets. Stories of shocking and horrible crimes loom on the city just like the dark clouds of mosquitoes descending on its citizens. duration 54:07   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3102] Tavis talks with world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell. The celebrated musician talks about his CD, Musical Gifts, and closes the show with a special performance. (repeat) duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3101Z] Tavis talks with 2-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins. The hit-maker discusses his latest ventures, including the Frosty the Snowman CD and picture book and the Blue Sky Riders band. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 am
    Asian Voices [#215] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 am
    Asia Biz Forecast [#438] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    America Reframed [#206] Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea Once known as the California Riviera, the Salton Sea is now called one of America's worst ecological disasters: a fetid, stagnant, salty lake, that coughs up dead fish and birds by the thousands in frequent die-offs that occur. However, amongst the ruins of this man-made mistake, a few remaining eccentrics (a roadside nudist, a religious folk artist, a Hungarian revolutionary, and real estate speculators) struggle to keep a remodeled version of the original Salton Sea dream alive. Accidentally created by an engineering error in 1905, reworked in the 50's as a world class vacation destination for the rich and famous, suddenly abandoned after a series of hurricanes, floods, and fish die-offs, and finally almost saved by Congressman Sonny Bono, the Salton Sea has a bittersweet past. The film shares these people's stories and their difficulties in keeping their unique community alive, as the nearby cities of Los Angeles and San Diego attempt to take the agricultural water run-off that barely sustains the Salton Sea. While covering the historical, economic, political, and environmental issues that face the Sea, this program offers an offbeat portrait of the peculiar and individualistic people who populate its shores. It is an epic western tale of fantastic real estate ventures and failed boomtowns, inner-city gangs fleeing to white small town America, and the subjective notion of success and failure amidst the ruins of the past. duration 1:26:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:30 pm
    Shakespeare Lost, Shakespeare Found This program tells the fascinating story behind the bold 20-year project by world-renowned Shakespeare scholar Dr. Gary Taylor to recreate The History of Cardenio (1613), a lost work written by William Shakespeare and his early collaborator, John Fletcher. Despite its impressive pedigree, The History of Cardenio remains shrouded in mystery because the 400-year-old play did not survive the ravages of time. Dr. Taylor resurrected the original manuscript by de-constructing Double Falsehood, Lewis Theobald's 1727 adaptation of The History of Cardenio. This process included painstaking research of centuries-old texts and cutting-edge computer microanalysis of each author's writing styles. The documentary culminates with the first full-scale production of the work at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, where academics from around the world comment on the play's authenticity, casting choices, plot additions and controversial ending. duration 24:56   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:00 pm
    Global Voices [#613] A Village Called Versailles The incredible story of this little-known, tight-knit community in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. When the storm devastated New Orleans in August 2005, Versailles residents rebuilt their neighborhood faster than any other damaged neighborhood in the city, only to find themselves threatened by a new toxic landfill slated to open just two miles away. Forced out of Vietnam by the war 30 years ago, many residents felt their homes were being taken away from them once again. duration 56:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 pm
    NHK Newsline [#4193] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    Journal [#9257] duration 28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3102] Tavis talks with world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell. The celebrated musician talks about his CD, Musical Gifts, and closes the show with a special performance. (repeat) duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32276] duration 28:00   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10828] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32276] duration 28:00   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    Democracy Now! [#3108] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    NHK Newsline [#4193] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3498] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10828] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3498] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#20003] (original broadcast date: 12/25/13)
    A look at the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom with director Justin Chadwick and actor Idris Elba
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3498] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3103] Tavis talks with international recording artist Jonathan Butler. The acclaimed South African singer-songwriter-guitarist talks about his time away from the spotlight and performs songs from his holiday CD. (repeat) duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3498] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#707H] The team drives east and stops in Santa Fe, New Mexico to interview Glenna Goodacre, a renowned sculptor, before heading into Roswell, the UFO Capital of the World, to speak with actor Malcolm McDowell, who starred in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. In New Orleans, the team munches on beignets and spends a long afternoon with Matthew Nolan, poet and author of Crumpled Paper Dolls. The artists they visit during this period have a significant impact on Autumn, who wants to be a writer. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3498] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10828] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3498] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#3108] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10828] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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      UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues!  If you’re still experiencing audio issues, you may need to rescan your television. Visit kqed.org/54move to learn how. Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

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      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 17, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

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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

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.