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KQED World: Saturday, December 23, 2017

Channels 9.3 •  54.5 | XFINITY 190

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Saturday, December 23, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#12125] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#36255] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4303] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Faith in the Big House This program explores the formulas used by Christian missionaries to convert inmates in America's prison. At a maximum security facility in Louisiana, a group of Christian evangelicals arrive to conduct a carefully-scripted religious retreat. Five felons, handpicked by the Warden, join other inmates in this "Encounter with Christ". Can these misfits, a gang-banger, a self-styled theologian, a narcissistic rock guitarist, a twitchy jock and a former football phenom find redemption? Or will the experience do little to change these men? Can religion keep these convicts from almost inevitably return to lock-up? Prison ministry leaders, including the late Charles Colson, (of Watergate infamy), insist revivals and bible studies radically reduce the number of inmates who are re-incarcerated. Those of the secular persuasion doubt their findings,favoring traditional rehabilitation and guaranteed results. Faith considers, who should be in charge of re-entry programs in the penitentiary such as job and addiction counseling? Will it be the new armies of faith- based volunteers? duration 59:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Second Opinion [#1408] Transgender Health While other media outlets sensationalize and politicize issues surrounding transgender youth, Second Opinion looks at the issue from a truly medical perspective. Along with medical experts who specialize in working with families, Jennifer and Josselynn Surridge tell their story of what it is like to come to terms with being a transgender person and being a mother of a transgender child-a story that will help every American understand the issue in a way that is rarely explored in the popular press. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Consuelo Mack WealthTrack [#1427] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2642] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 am
    Washington Week [#5725] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine [#103] Age of the Apostles Travel with Jonathan Phillips on Paul's third and final missionary journey as the Apostolic Age comes to an end. Witness how the remaining apostles, except for John, are martyred for their unwavering beliefs. In Rome, Paul and the Apostle Peter will both meet their fate at the hands of one of the cruelest tyrants in history. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine [#104] From Apocalypse to Heresies In this episode, the city of Jerusalem is rocked by war. Host Jonathan Phillips travels to Patmos Island where John was exiled and visits the cave where John wrote the most enigmatic book of the New Testament, Revelation. Phillips traces the crucial battle where powerful heretics claiming special knowledge of Jesus threatened to distort, divide and even to destroy the Christian faith. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    The Adventists 2 This documentary is the sequel to the critically acclaimed"Adventists". It tells the little-known story of the Seventh-day Adventists' medical mission work around the world and their more than century-old commitment to provide health and healing in some of the most remote regions on earth. It is filmed in Haiti, Brazil, China, Africa, Peru and the Dominican Republic. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 am
    Global Spirit [#201] Love, Fear & Beyond While most people consider the opposite of "love" to be something related to the English word, "hate", this program explores the oppositional relationship between love and fear, featuring guitarist and spiritual practitioner Carlos Santana, drummer-composer Cindy Blackman Santana and authors and therapists Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D. and Diane Cirincione-Jampolsky, Ph.D. Mixing exciting concert footage with deep conversation, this unique program highlights the more selfless dimensions of love and the pain and suffering of fear and isolation, to ultimately provide powerful glimpses of what is here called "the beyond," a transcendent relationship with oneself, and with all of life. duration 57:11   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    Global Spirit [#202] The Pilgrimage Experience For thousands of years people of every tradition have embarked on long, difficult and often costly journeys to sacred places in search of various benefits, from health or material well-being to a spiritual renewal. But why do millions of pilgrims endure such hardships? What are they ultimately in search of? This episode utilizes compelling film footage from pilgrimages to India and Peru, and brings together Peruvian anthropologist Zoila Mendoza and renowned travel writer Pico Iyer. These guests, together with host Phil Cousineau, shed light on various dimensions of this timeless ritual, which is an important part of most, if not all religions and spiritual traditions. duration 57:41   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 am
    Global Spirit [#203] The Power of Community This Global Spirit episode explores the powerful role that intentional communities have played for many hundreds of years in supporting the well-being, growth and transformations of many individuals. The program visits two contemporary communities to witness their most important practices, and to access their potential to transform consciousness and catalyze positive societal change. The program features Zen Buddhist Abbot Roshi Joan Halifax of the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, N.M., and Christian youth activist Adam Bucko, who heads the Reciprocity Foundation, which has become a sanctuary for homeless youth in New York City. Both guests bring considerable compassion and many useful insights as they apply their traditions, their experiences and their hearts to work with young LGBT and other communities of need in the U.S. duration 57:42   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    Global Spirit [#204] Inside Sacred Texts This program explores the origins, translations and interpretations of sacred or revered texts and sheds light on the mystical experience these texts often originate from. The episode brings knowledgeable, engaging scholars, translators and practitioners from three faiths together to explore how these seminal texts, which form the foundation of most world religions and have influenced entire civilizations, are in some cases, now being reappraised. "Inside Sacred Texts" features renowned translator of the Gnostic Gospels, Willis Barnstone, Anglican priest and mystic Rev. Cynthia Borgeault, Tibetan translator Ken McLeod and religious scholar Dr. Nikky Singh. duration 57:38   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Global Spirit [#205] The Search for God The search for God is perhaps the oldest of all spiritual quests. While the Abrahamic faiths place the concept of "God" as an entity separate from and above man, indigenous peoples tend to understand God or "Creator" as an integral, indivisible aspect of life, or nature. Some non-theistic faiths, such as Buddhism, focus not on a deity, but on a transcendent quality or attribute that the Buddha attained, such as compassion or enlightenment. This program brings together two teachers from different faiths that have devoted their lives and teachings to the concept of "God" or "ultimate reality". Dr. Jacob Needleman is an author and professor of Philosophy, who meets for the first time, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, a scholar and teacher of Islam and Sufism in the lineage of his father, Pir Vilayat Khan and his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan. duration 57:38   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 pm
    Global Spirit [#206] Stories to Remember Life's three fundamental questions: Who are we? Where did we come from? and Where are we going? have often been approached through philosophy or science. Yet for millennia, for human beings everywhere, these same questions have been posed and explored through the power of story. From different cultures come those stories we tend to remember, the stories that connect us, not just with others, but with that which gives our lives meaning. This unique program brings together two guests that use the power of story and storytelling as a means of remembering - Kay Olan a renowned storyteller from the Mohawk nation in upstate New York, and Orland Bishop, a mentor and community organizer in Los Angeles working with members of the LA gangs known as the Crips and the Bloods, while wielding the powerful weapons of myth, power and story. duration 58:09   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 pm
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2642] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:30 pm
    Washington Week [#5725] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 pm
    American Forum [#315] Is A Political Storm Coming In 2018? Political analyst LARRY SABATO on mid-term elections, the most unpopular president in history, and the War for Washington. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 pm
    Washington Week [#5757] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Focus On Europe [#3551] duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 pm
    Global 3000 [#951] Israel: Help for Syrian Children duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Tolkien & Lewis: Myth, Imagination & The Quest For Meaning On a dreary September evening in 1931, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and their friend and fellow scholar, Hugo Dyson, met for dinner and debate in Lewis's Magdalen College dormitory in Oxford, England. Lewis's transformation from atheist to theist to Christian was based on the insights of Tolkien and Dyson as they engaged in deep conversation about mythology, reality, ritual, imagination and faith. The discussion in that room is at the heart of TOLKIEN & LEWIS: MYTH, IMAGINATION & THE QUEST FOR MEANING. The one-hour documentary explores the fundamental characteristics of myth in a global context, with an emphasis on how it impacts our lives: What traits are common among various cultures and faiths? How does myth inspire the imagination, especially the imaginative process of Tolkien and Lewis? In what ways does faith play into the fantasy and fictional works of Lewis and Tolkien? TOLKIEN & LEWIS: MYTH, IMAGINATION & THE QUEST FOR MEANING engages scholars from various spiritual and academic viewpoints while challenging viewers to draw their own conclusions about the meaning of life and the role that mythology and imagination play in determining belief. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story tells Niebuhr's story through photographs, recordings, and interviews with his former students, his daughter, and eminent public figures including New York Times writer David Brooks, Civil Rights icon Andrew Young, Susannah Heschel and others. It also includes academic experts who discuss his life and influence. The stories and insights that emerge are critical to preserving and portraying Niebuhr's seminal role in American life. Perhaps the clearest indication of the scope of his appeal is the popularity of his Serenity Prayer, most prominently used by Alcoholics Anonymous. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    America Reframed [#506] Unbroken Glass When he was six-years-old, Dinesh Sabu's parents died. Raised by his siblings, he had little idea who his parents were or where he came from. Now as an adult with a burning curiosity, Dinesh sets out on a journey across the United States and India to piece together their story. Uncovering a silenced family history of mental illness, Dinesh confronts the legacy of having a schizophrenic mother who died by suicide, the reality of growing up an orphaned immigrant, and the trauma of these events. Can he reconcile these truths all while living in the specter of mental illness? duration 58:40   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    Faith in the Big House This program explores the formulas used by Christian missionaries to convert inmates in America's prison. At a maximum security facility in Louisiana, a group of Christian evangelicals arrive to conduct a carefully-scripted religious retreat. Five felons, handpicked by the Warden, join other inmates in this "Encounter with Christ". Can these misfits, a gang-banger, a self-styled theologian, a narcissistic rock guitarist, a twitchy jock and a former football phenom find redemption? Or will the experience do little to change these men? Can religion keep these convicts from almost inevitably return to lock-up? Prison ministry leaders, including the late Charles Colson, (of Watergate infamy), insist revivals and bible studies radically reduce the number of inmates who are re-incarcerated. Those of the secular persuasion doubt their findings,favoring traditional rehabilitation and guaranteed results. Faith considers, who should be in charge of re-entry programs in the penitentiary such as job and addiction counseling? Will it be the new armies of faith- based volunteers? duration 59:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Tolkien & Lewis: Myth, Imagination & The Quest For Meaning On a dreary September evening in 1931, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and their friend and fellow scholar, Hugo Dyson, met for dinner and debate in Lewis's Magdalen College dormitory in Oxford, England. Lewis's transformation from atheist to theist to Christian was based on the insights of Tolkien and Dyson as they engaged in deep conversation about mythology, reality, ritual, imagination and faith. The discussion in that room is at the heart of TOLKIEN & LEWIS: MYTH, IMAGINATION & THE QUEST FOR MEANING. The one-hour documentary explores the fundamental characteristics of myth in a global context, with an emphasis on how it impacts our lives: What traits are common among various cultures and faiths? How does myth inspire the imagination, especially the imaginative process of Tolkien and Lewis? In what ways does faith play into the fantasy and fictional works of Lewis and Tolkien? TOLKIEN & LEWIS: MYTH, IMAGINATION & THE QUEST FOR MEANING engages scholars from various spiritual and academic viewpoints while challenging viewers to draw their own conclusions about the meaning of life and the role that mythology and imagination play in determining belief. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story tells Niebuhr's story through photographs, recordings, and interviews with his former students, his daughter, and eminent public figures including New York Times writer David Brooks, Civil Rights icon Andrew Young, Susannah Heschel and others. It also includes academic experts who discuss his life and influence. The stories and insights that emerge are critical to preserving and portraying Niebuhr's seminal role in American life. Perhaps the clearest indication of the scope of his appeal is the popularity of his Serenity Prayer, most prominently used by Alcoholics Anonymous. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 pm
    America Reframed [#506] Unbroken Glass When he was six-years-old, Dinesh Sabu's parents died. Raised by his siblings, he had little idea who his parents were or where he came from. Now as an adult with a burning curiosity, Dinesh sets out on a journey across the United States and India to piece together their story. Uncovering a silenced family history of mental illness, Dinesh confronts the legacy of having a schizophrenic mother who died by suicide, the reality of growing up an orphaned immigrant, and the trauma of these events. Can he reconcile these truths all while living in the specter of mental illness? duration 58:40   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Faith in the Big House This program explores the formulas used by Christian missionaries to convert inmates in America's prison. At a maximum security facility in Louisiana, a group of Christian evangelicals arrive to conduct a carefully-scripted religious retreat. Five felons, handpicked by the Warden, join other inmates in this "Encounter with Christ". Can these misfits, a gang-banger, a self-styled theologian, a narcissistic rock guitarist, a twitchy jock and a former football phenom find redemption? Or will the experience do little to change these men? Can religion keep these convicts from almost inevitably return to lock-up? Prison ministry leaders, including the late Charles Colson, (of Watergate infamy), insist revivals and bible studies radically reduce the number of inmates who are re-incarcerated. Those of the secular persuasion doubt their findings,favoring traditional rehabilitation and guaranteed results. Faith considers, who should be in charge of re-entry programs in the penitentiary such as job and addiction counseling? Will it be the new armies of faith- based volunteers? duration 59:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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