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KQED World: Friday, March 21, 2014

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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

Friday, March 21, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10889] * US response to Ukraine * Malaysian airliner * Sinclair court marshal * Aging innovation * 2014 Senate races duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#33057] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, when rates rise - and they will at some point - what does that mean for your investments, the housing market and savers? And, could the new sanctions on Russia be disruptive to the world economy? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3163] Tavis talks with The New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert. The award-winning journalist unpacks her new text on the state of our planet, The Sixth Extinction. Tavis also chats with comedian-actor-writer Greg Edwards. The host of the critically-acclaimed Thug Notes web series shares the backstory of "Sparky Sweets, PhD" and the series as an educational tool. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Local USA [#106] Defying Disabilities Three stories question the limits of any disability: the loving marriage of two intellectually-challenged individuals in New York City; a volunteer program that introduces unlikely candidates to surfing on the North Shore of Hawaii; and a blind North Carolina hiker sets out to climb the Appalachian Trail. duration 27:30   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:30 am
    Local USA [#105] Native American Culture Three stories about the modern Native American culture: A look at how climate change is effecting a Pacific Northwest tribe known as the "Salmon People" and how science can help find a solution; the Lincoln, Nebraska rock star artist who's creating sculptures, linking the past to the present; and the fight an Oklahoma tribe tries to revive their fading language. duration 26:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Newsline [#4255] duration 28:02   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3164] Tavis talks with African American history scholar, Dr. Peniel E. Joseph. The award-winning author dissects his biography of the controversial Black activist, Stokely Carmichael. Tavis also chats with one of country music's most successful singers, Martina McBride. The 4-time CMA female vocalist of the year explains why she's charting new territory on her latest CD, "Everlasting." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Well Read [#316] Laurie King, The Bones of Paris Real bones and real chills in King's latest thriller featuring Inspector Harris Stuyvesant. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1203] What Would It Feel Like to Be God? God is said to be all-powerful, all-knowing, all-good. But what is God's private mental life? Is this asking too much, going too far? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Nova [#3808H] Venom: Nature's Killer Venom scientists are in a race against time. Inside the bodies of many creatures, evolution has produced extreme toxic cocktails, all designed for one reason: to kill. It took millions of years to perfect these ultimate brews of proteins and peptides and we have only just begun to discover their potential. Now, the race is on to collect and study them before the animals that produce them disappear. But how does venom do its deadly work?
    Nova reveals how venom causes the body to shut down, arteries to bleed uncontrollably and limbs to go black and die. But nature's most destructive and extreme poisons could contain the building blocks for a new generation of advanced drugs that could treat heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity and cancer. This episode follows scientists on their expeditions to track down and capture the planet's most deadly creatures, risking life and limb just to tease out milligrams of venom and get it back to the lab. Find out how nature's deadliest cocktails could be medicine's brightest new hope.
    duration 54:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Secrets of the Dead [#1001] Churchill's Deadly Decision In the summer of 1940 Winston Churchill faced a terrible dilemma. France had just surrendered and only the English Channel stood between the Nazi's and Britain. Germany was poised to seize the entire French fleet, one of the biggest in the world. With these ships in his hands, Hitler's threat to invade Britain could become a reality. Churchill had to make a choice. He could either trust the promises of the new French government that they would never hand over their ships to Hitler. Or he could make sure that the ships never joined the German navy by destroying them himself. Secrets of the Dead: Churchill's Deadliest Decision reveals the darkest side of Britain's Finest Hour. Some call his decision a turning point in the war, others call it a terrible betrayal and a war crime. This is the story of what Churchill did next, and why; and how 1,300 French sailors died as a result in what the French still call 'our Pearl Harbour'. In the words of French survivors, some of whom still regard Churchill as a war criminal, and one of the British sailors who opened fire on his former allies, this is the forgotten story of Churchill's deadliest decision - to sink the French Fleet. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    Secrets of the Dead [#1002H] Deadliest Battle Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 was the largest troop offensive in military history. And the Battle of Stalingrad is arguably the deadliest single battle the world has ever seen. The eventual Russian victory has long been lauded as a shining example of Stalin's military genius. He is said to have baited a much more powerful and technologically advanced German army with a carefully executed withdrawal, then caught the Nazis unprepared in a vicious city-block-by-city-block counterattack that decimated the German forces. By the time the battle was over, more than 1 million lives had been lost and the course of the war had been permanently altered. But 70 years after the battle was fought, newly uncovered documents, survivor accounts, and stunning archival footage are revealing a very different picture of a forced retreat, not a tactical one, and of fiercer fighting in the countryside that has previously been suggested. Secrets of the Dead: Deadliest Battle tells the true story of the battle that turned World War II, and established the Soviet Union as a world superpower for the looming Cold War. duration 54:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Local USA [#106] Defying Disabilities Three stories question the limits of any disability: the loving marriage of two intellectually-challenged individuals in New York City; a volunteer program that introduces unlikely candidates to surfing on the North Shore of Hawaii; and a blind North Carolina hiker sets out to climb the Appalachian Trail. duration 27:30   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:30 am
    Local USA [#105] Native American Culture Three stories about the modern Native American culture: A look at how climate change is effecting a Pacific Northwest tribe known as the "Salmon People" and how science can help find a solution; the Lincoln, Nebraska rock star artist who's creating sculptures, linking the past to the present; and the fight an Oklahoma tribe tries to revive their fading language. duration 26:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3164] Tavis talks with African American history scholar, Dr. Peniel E. Joseph. The award-winning author dissects his biography of the controversial Black activist, Stokely Carmichael. Tavis also chats with one of country music's most successful singers, Martina McBride. The 4-time CMA female vocalist of the year explains why she's charting new territory on her latest CD, "Everlasting." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3163] Tavis talks with The New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert. The award-winning journalist unpacks her new text on the state of our planet, The Sixth Extinction. Tavis also chats with comedian-actor-writer Greg Edwards. The host of the critically-acclaimed Thug Notes web series shares the backstory of "Sparky Sweets, PhD" and the series as an educational tool. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 am
    Well Read [#316] Laurie King, The Bones of Paris Real bones and real chills in King's latest thriller featuring Inspector Harris Stuyvesant. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1203] What Would It Feel Like to Be God? God is said to be all-powerful, all-knowing, all-good. But what is God's private mental life? Is this asking too much, going too far? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    Nova [#3808H] Venom: Nature's Killer Venom scientists are in a race against time. Inside the bodies of many creatures, evolution has produced extreme toxic cocktails, all designed for one reason: to kill. It took millions of years to perfect these ultimate brews of proteins and peptides and we have only just begun to discover their potential. Now, the race is on to collect and study them before the animals that produce them disappear. But how does venom do its deadly work?
    Nova reveals how venom causes the body to shut down, arteries to bleed uncontrollably and limbs to go black and die. But nature's most destructive and extreme poisons could contain the building blocks for a new generation of advanced drugs that could treat heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity and cancer. This episode follows scientists on their expeditions to track down and capture the planet's most deadly creatures, risking life and limb just to tease out milligrams of venom and get it back to the lab. Find out how nature's deadliest cocktails could be medicine's brightest new hope.
    duration 54:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Secrets of the Dead [#1001] Churchill's Deadly Decision In the summer of 1940 Winston Churchill faced a terrible dilemma. France had just surrendered and only the English Channel stood between the Nazi's and Britain. Germany was poised to seize the entire French fleet, one of the biggest in the world. With these ships in his hands, Hitler's threat to invade Britain could become a reality. Churchill had to make a choice. He could either trust the promises of the new French government that they would never hand over their ships to Hitler. Or he could make sure that the ships never joined the German navy by destroying them himself. Secrets of the Dead: Churchill's Deadliest Decision reveals the darkest side of Britain's Finest Hour. Some call his decision a turning point in the war, others call it a terrible betrayal and a war crime. This is the story of what Churchill did next, and why; and how 1,300 French sailors died as a result in what the French still call 'our Pearl Harbour'. In the words of French survivors, some of whom still regard Churchill as a war criminal, and one of the British sailors who opened fire on his former allies, this is the forgotten story of Churchill's deadliest decision - to sink the French Fleet. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 pm
    Secrets of the Dead [#1002H] Deadliest Battle Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 was the largest troop offensive in military history. And the Battle of Stalingrad is arguably the deadliest single battle the world has ever seen. The eventual Russian victory has long been lauded as a shining example of Stalin's military genius. He is said to have baited a much more powerful and technologically advanced German army with a carefully executed withdrawal, then caught the Nazis unprepared in a vicious city-block-by-city-block counterattack that decimated the German forces. By the time the battle was over, more than 1 million lives had been lost and the course of the war had been permanently altered. But 70 years after the battle was fought, newly uncovered documents, survivor accounts, and stunning archival footage are revealing a very different picture of a forced retreat, not a tactical one, and of fiercer fighting in the countryside that has previously been suggested. Secrets of the Dead: Deadliest Battle tells the true story of the battle that turned World War II, and established the Soviet Union as a world superpower for the looming Cold War. duration 54:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Asia Insight [#127] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    Journal [#10058] duration 28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3164] Tavis talks with African American history scholar, Dr. Peniel E. Joseph. The award-winning author dissects his biography of the controversial Black activist, Stokely Carmichael. Tavis also chats with one of country music's most successful singers, Martina McBride. The 4-time CMA female vocalist of the year explains why she's charting new territory on her latest CD, "Everlasting." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33058H] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, our Market Monitor tells us small cap names poised for big time gains. And, the latest type of identity theft you need to know about. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10890] * Mapping disaster * Education inequality * Ukraine update * Shields &Brooks * "The Black-Eyed Blonde" duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33058H] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, our Market Monitor tells us small cap names poised for big time gains. And, the latest type of identity theft you need to know about. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Democracy Now! [#3170] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    BBC Newsnight [#17080Z] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3560H] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10890] * Mapping disaster * Education inequality * Ukraine update * Shields &Brooks * "The Black-Eyed Blonde" duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3560H] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#20065H] (original broadcast date: 3/21/14)
    * Continued discussion about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine with Vitaly Churkin, Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN
    * Google co-founder Larry Page at the 30th annual TED conference
    * an appreciation of former Democratic Party chairman Bob Strauss, who died on Wednesday
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3560H] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3165] Tavis talks with funnyman and Television Academy Hall of Fame inductee Tim Conway about his inspiring rags-to-riches story. Long regarded as one of the funniest comedians around, Conway recounts stories from his inspiring memoir, What's So Funny? duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3560H] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#709H] The team sits down with Rep. Barney Frank in Washington D.C. After taking in the sights of the nation's capital, the team travels to Norfolk, Virginia to watch a roller derby scrimmage and interview Margaret Wagner and her fellow skaters, hoping to gain insights into how to become fearless. Finally, it is on to New York City to visit with Liz Mandarano, former lawyer-turned-yoga instructor and studio owner. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3560H] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10890] * Mapping disaster * Education inequality * Ukraine update * Shields &Brooks * "The Black-Eyed Blonde" duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3560H] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#3170] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10890] * Mapping disaster * Education inequality * Ukraine update * Shields &Brooks * "The Black-Eyed Blonde" duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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