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KQED World: Saturday, October 20, 2012

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Saturday, October 20, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31340Z] Wall Street marks its biggest sell-off in months as poor earnings and weak outlooks weigh on investors. NBR's Erika Miller looks at the disconnect between consumers and businesses. A stern warning from Wall Street to Washington. Top banking CEOs tell lawmakers letting the fiscal cliff happen would bring quote, "Grave consequences for the U.S. Economy." NBR's Washington Correspondent Sylvia Hall has details. Governor Mitt Romney promises to label China a currency manipulator for holding back the value of its currency against the dollar. But is getting tough on China the right solution? NBR's Darren Gersh reports. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    BBC Newsnight [#17293Z] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10480H] Deadly Car Bomb in Lebanon * Frozen Eggs * Latino Vote * Sheila Bair *Shields and Brooks duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18215H] (original broadcast date: 10/19/12)
    an hour with authorJ. K. Rowling on her new book 'The Casual Vacancy.'
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2715] Tavis talks with Emmy Award winner Michael Chiklis, star of the new series Vegas, who talks about his return to the small screen in the new crime drama. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 3:30 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31340Z] Wall Street marks its biggest sell-off in months as poor earnings and weak outlooks weigh on investors. NBR's Erika Miller looks at the disconnect between consumers and businesses. A stern warning from Wall Street to Washington. Top banking CEOs tell lawmakers letting the fiscal cliff happen would bring quote, "Grave consequences for the U.S. Economy." NBR's Washington Correspondent Sylvia Hall has details. Governor Mitt Romney promises to label China a currency manipulator for holding back the value of its currency against the dollar. But is getting tough on China the right solution? NBR's Darren Gersh reports. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10480H] Deadly Car Bomb in Lebanon * Frozen Eggs * Latino Vote * Sheila Bair *Shields and Brooks duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 am
    Democracy Now! [#2060] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Global 3000 [#441] Preserving South Africa's Traditional Music The Power of Music - How an artist is preserving South African tradition: Less and less people in South Africa are interested in the traditional music of their homeland. Dizu Plaatjies is working to turn this around. Dizu Plaatjies teaches African music performance at the University of Cape Town. He also founded the Ibuyambo Music and Art Exhibition Center, which aims to keep traditional culture alive in the modern day. duration 26:10   STEREO
  • 6:30 am
    European Journal [#3041] duration 26:10   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 am
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly [#1607H] NONE OF THE ABOVE: Political Implications - We continue our 3-part miniseries examining the rapid rise in the number of Americans - now 2% - who describe themselves as religiously unaffiliated. The majority of these "nones," as they are often called, are Democratic and politically liberal. Managing Editor Kim Lawton looks at how their growing numbers could affect elections and the role of religion in politics.
    FATHER SHAY CULLEN: Irish-born Catholic priest Shay Cullen arrived in the Philippines in 1972, three years after being ordained. As Fred de Sam Lazaro reports, Cullen has since then worked unstintingly to try to curtail the flourishing sex trafficking and prostitution there. Through his Preda Foundation he has sheltered and rehabilitated thousands of young women rescued from the sex trade.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 am
    Moyers & Company [#141H] Plutocracy Rising The One Percent is not only increasing their share of wealth - they're using it to spread millions among political candidates who serve their interests. Example: Goldman Sachs, which gave more money than any other major American corporation to Barack Obama in 2008, is switching alliances this year; their employees have given $900,000 both to Mitt Romney's campaign and to the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future. Why? Because, says the Wall Street Journal, the Goldman Sachs gang felt betrayed by President Obama's modest attempts at financial reform.
    But even more audacious than opening your wallet to trade cash for influence is strong-arming your employees to vote as you say. Such intimidation is out in the open, from the Murray Energy CEO who reportedly made his workers spend unpaid time at a pro-Romney rally; to David and Charles Koch, who sent anti-Obama and pro-Romney materials to the 45,000 employees of their subsidiary Georgia Pacific; to ASG Solutions boss Arthur Allen, who sent an intimidating email to his employees.
    This week Bill is joined by two veteran journalists to discuss how the super-rich have willfully confused their self-interest with America's interest. Guests are Chrystia Freeland, author of the new book Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else; and Rolling Stone magazine's Matt Taibbi, who regularly shines his spotlight on scandals involving big business and government.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Inside Washington [#2427] duration 26:46   TVRE
  • 9:00 am
    Washington Week [#5216H] With less than three weeks until Election Day and early voting already underway, both President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney are hitting the campaign trail hard targeting women and undecided voters. A number of polls taken after Tuesday's feisty debate over taxes, the deficit, foreign policy, and pay equity for women show most voters thought Obama performed better than Romney. But national polls show the race remains in a virtual tie. So which candidate has the most to gain or lose at next week's third and final presidential debate? Joining Gwen Ifill with analysis of the state of the presidential race: Peter Baker of The New York Times, John Dickerson of Slate Magazine and CBS News, Amy Walter of ABC News, and Charles Babington of the Associated Press. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 am
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2403H] October 19, 2012 NEWS PANEL:
    CAMPAIGN FINANCE - The influx of money from outside California on local races and statewide campaigns could greatly influence government and policy. Contributions from an Arizona non-profit, called Americans for Responsible Leadership, which is funding ads in support of Prop 32 and opposed to Prop 30, raise questions about the role of third party financing and loopholes in California's campaign finance laws.
    POLITICS OF EDUCATION TAX PROPOSITIONS - Gov. Brown's Prop 30, which would raise taxes to provide funding for public education, is being attacked from the political left and right by a pair of wealthy siblings, Molly and Charles Munger, who have spent tens of millions of dollars opposing Prop 30. Molly Munger, a civil rights attorney from Pasadena who is offering an alternative public education tax measure, Prop 38, recently pulled a controversial attack ad. Conservative Stanford physicist Chuck Munger opposes any new taxes.
    GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD - If approved by voters, Prop 37 would make California the first state to require labeling on all genetically modified foods and would prevent those foods from being called "natural." Opponents of the measure include farmers, concerned over a potential spike in food costs - and large corporations like Nestle and Coca-Cola, which have been fighting both state and federal legislation since GMOs were introduced 18 years ago. Some supporters are nutrition activists, who feel that all genetically modified products should be identified for consumers.
    Guests: Corey Cook, University of San Francisco; Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group; and Lisa Krieger, San Jose Mercury News.
    THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF DOUG RICKARD - Local photographer Doug Rickard brings a keen eye to Google street view. He's creating images that reference documentary photography of the past, but push the medium forward in controversial and compelling ways.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 am
    BBC Newsnight [#17293Z] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:30 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2132H] ROMNEY CLOSING THE GENDER GAP: After this week's debate the Presidential candidates are focusing on undecided women in swing states. The most recent Gallup poll shows Romney within one point of the President among women who are likely to vote.
    SPOTLIGHT ON COLLEGE RAPE: A former Amherst College student brings attention to rape on college campuses after an article about her claim the school downplayed her rape allegation goes viral. The Department of Justice estimates that 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted throughout their college years.
    WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH WHITE PEOPLE? Salon columnist Joan Walsh take us through a look at the history of women, politics and race in her new book.
    Panelists: NAACP Chairman Roslyn Brock; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Bush White House Aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3043] Obama v. Romney - Testy Townhall, Tagging Texas Students - A Brave New World? Pat Buchanan, Author and Columnist; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Mort Zuckerman, US News & World Report; Michelle Bernard, MSNBC. duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 11:30 am
    Need To Know [#258H] In a special edition titled "Yo Decido," anchor Maria Hinojosa travels to the critical swing state of Florida where one in seven registered voters is Hispanic. The show will examine how both presidential campaigns are courting the Hispanic vote there and how those voters are receiving the candidates' messages. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#141H] Plutocracy Rising The One Percent is not only increasing their share of wealth - they're using it to spread millions among political candidates who serve their interests. Example: Goldman Sachs, which gave more money than any other major American corporation to Barack Obama in 2008, is switching alliances this year; their employees have given $900,000 both to Mitt Romney's campaign and to the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future. Why? Because, says the Wall Street Journal, the Goldman Sachs gang felt betrayed by President Obama's modest attempts at financial reform.
    But even more audacious than opening your wallet to trade cash for influence is strong-arming your employees to vote as you say. Such intimidation is out in the open, from the Murray Energy CEO who reportedly made his workers spend unpaid time at a pro-Romney rally; to David and Charles Koch, who sent anti-Obama and pro-Romney materials to the 45,000 employees of their subsidiary Georgia Pacific; to ASG Solutions boss Arthur Allen, who sent an intimidating email to his employees.
    This week Bill is joined by two veteran journalists to discuss how the super-rich have willfully confused their self-interest with America's interest. Guests are Chrystia Freeland, author of the new book Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else; and Rolling Stone magazine's Matt Taibbi, who regularly shines his spotlight on scandals involving big business and government.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    This American Land [#212] Rio Grande Del Norte, Climate Adaptation, Flying Aces of the Insect World, Peel Watershed, Indigo Snakes Saving the Upper Rio Grande: In northern New Mexico the Rio Grande runs through a spectacular gorge formed by a rift in the Earth's crust. This river corridor is a critical flyway for migratory birds, and the arid plateau on either side of it is a major migration habitat for elk and deer. A pending bill in Congress would protect these areas as the Rio Grande del Norte National Conservation Area, in addition to designating two majestic cinder cone mountains east and west of the plateau as protected wilderness. The bill has widespread support among local Hispanic farmers and ranchers because it would allow their traditional hunting, grazing, fishing and wood-gathering to continue, preserving the culture that developed there over hundreds of years.
    Facing Climate Change with Wind Power: Severe drought has taken a toll on farming and ranching communities in Eastern New Mexico. Residents are trying to adjust for prolonged dry times, and some are finding salvation in wind turbine projects that generate revenue for them as well as power for the Southwest.
    Flying Aces of the Insect World: Just how do these insects pull off complex aerial feats, hunting and reproducing in midair? These four- winged insects pre-date dinosaurs, and can fly straight up, straight down, or hover like helicopters. Researchers are getting some inspiration from these insects, to improve small- scale aircraft design.
    Peel Watershed: A hundred miles from the Alaska border in Canada's Yukon Territory, the Peel Watershed is a huge area of wild and pristine rivers, arboreal forests and mountain ranges. Caribou from Alaska migrate to and from the region, but they face threats from a modern day gold rush that also threatens other wildlife including grizzly bears and wolverines. Efforts are underway to protect this land, and these fragile ecosystems. But it looks like a fight is brewing with miners and developers.
    Indigo Snakes: Known as the "Lord of the Forest", the eastern indigo snake is the largest native snake in North America, averaging six to seven feet in length. Endangered and in decline, this non-venomous reptile is extinct from a third of its former range, the coastal plain of the Southeast. The Orianne Society is using cutting edge science, fire, and longleaf pine restoration to ensure the survival of not only indigo snakes, but an entire complex of animals that inhabit this unique landscape.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    QUEST [#601H] Amateur Rocketeers/Edible Insects Meet amateur rocket builders who are striving to reach the edge of space with their home-made rockets.Then get a different perspective on nature with photographer Simon Christen who shares his passion for observing the environment through time-lapse photography. Finally, take a bite into the latest food craze and cook with bug-eating enthusiasts who believe that insects are a smarter alternative to more traditional kinds of meat. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Miller Center Forums [#1509] Michael Kranish - The Real Romney Mitt Romney has masterfully positioned himself as the front-runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. In "The Real Romney, " a definitive, unflinching biography by Boston Globe investigative reporter Michael Kranish, with Scott Helman, readers will finally discover the true Romney. Even though he's become a household name, the former Massachusetts governor remains an enigma to many in America, his character and core convictions elusive, his record little known. Who is the man behind that sweep of dark hair, distinguished white sideburns, and high-wattage smile? Romney often seems to be two people at once: a savvy politician, and someone who will simply say anything to win. A business visionary, and a calculating dealmaker. A man comfortable in his faith and with family, and one who can have trouble connecting with average voters. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1116H] The Eyes of Me This program offers an up-close look at four teens that have lost their sight. It follows their struggles to fit in, prepare for college and live independently. This is an extraordinary peek into the world of blind teenagers where crossing an intersection, cooking a meal or navigating unfamiliar areas can be a challenge that sighted viewers never consider. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Herbert Hoover: Landslide This documentary explores the facts and fictions behind the presidency of Herbert Hoover including The Great Depression and its lasting impact on government. The program also explores the role of the Federal Reserve and monetary policy during the Hoover presidency and into the early years of FDR. Hoover's early life abroad, the international experiences that led to his decision to run for office, Hoover's presidency and political philosophy, and the lasting impact of his policy decisions made during and after the depression are also presented. Along with the depression, "Herbert Hoover: Landslide" provides detailed discussion of the 1927 Mississippi flood, the 1928 election campaign, monetary and agricultural policies throughout the Hoover presidency, the Bonus March and the 1932 presidential election. Interview subjects include several notable scholars such as David Kennedy, Amity Shlaes, Robert Reich, Tim Egan and Timothy Walch among others. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 pm
    Richard Bangs' South America: Quest for Wonder Travel writer Richard Bangs, the longtime host and writer of the Emmy-winning Adventures With Purpose launches a new series designed to re-awaken viewers' sense of wonder. This program follows Bangs as he seeks out the continent's most revered sites and natural wonders - from its bone-rattling waterfalls to its ancient, sacred citadels. He visits awe-inspiring Iguacu Falls in Brazil and Argentina; mystical, remote Easter Island deep in the Pacific; the architectural ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru; and the biologically diverse Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3043] Obama v. Romney - Testy Townhall, Tagging Texas Students - A Brave New World? Pat Buchanan, Author and Columnist; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Mort Zuckerman, US News & World Report; Michelle Bernard, MSNBC. duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 6:30 pm
    Washington Week [#5216H] With less than three weeks until Election Day and early voting already underway, both President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney are hitting the campaign trail hard targeting women and undecided voters. A number of polls taken after Tuesday's feisty debate over taxes, the deficit, foreign policy, and pay equity for women show most voters thought Obama performed better than Romney. But national polls show the race remains in a virtual tie. So which candidate has the most to gain or lose at next week's third and final presidential debate? Joining Gwen Ifill with analysis of the state of the presidential race: Peter Baker of The New York Times, John Dickerson of Slate Magazine and CBS News, Amy Walter of ABC News, and Charles Babington of the Associated Press. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2403H] October 19, 2012 NEWS PANEL:
    CAMPAIGN FINANCE - The influx of money from outside California on local races and statewide campaigns could greatly influence government and policy. Contributions from an Arizona non-profit, called Americans for Responsible Leadership, which is funding ads in support of Prop 32 and opposed to Prop 30, raise questions about the role of third party financing and loopholes in California's campaign finance laws.
    POLITICS OF EDUCATION TAX PROPOSITIONS - Gov. Brown's Prop 30, which would raise taxes to provide funding for public education, is being attacked from the political left and right by a pair of wealthy siblings, Molly and Charles Munger, who have spent tens of millions of dollars opposing Prop 30. Molly Munger, a civil rights attorney from Pasadena who is offering an alternative public education tax measure, Prop 38, recently pulled a controversial attack ad. Conservative Stanford physicist Chuck Munger opposes any new taxes.
    GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD - If approved by voters, Prop 37 would make California the first state to require labeling on all genetically modified foods and would prevent those foods from being called "natural." Opponents of the measure include farmers, concerned over a potential spike in food costs - and large corporations like Nestle and Coca-Cola, which have been fighting both state and federal legislation since GMOs were introduced 18 years ago. Some supporters are nutrition activists, who feel that all genetically modified products should be identified for consumers.
    Guests: Corey Cook, University of San Francisco; Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group; and Lisa Krieger, San Jose Mercury News.
    THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF DOUG RICKARD - Local photographer Doug Rickard brings a keen eye to Google street view. He's creating images that reference documentary photography of the past, but push the medium forward in controversial and compelling ways.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 pm
    QUEST [#601H] Amateur Rocketeers/Edible Insects Meet amateur rocket builders who are striving to reach the edge of space with their home-made rockets.Then get a different perspective on nature with photographer Simon Christen who shares his passion for observing the environment through time-lapse photography. Finally, take a bite into the latest food craze and cook with bug-eating enthusiasts who believe that insects are a smarter alternative to more traditional kinds of meat. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1105] Globe Trekker Food Hour: Israel & The Palestinian Territories Angela May discovers the diverse and rich food traditions of Israel, with visits to Jaffa, Jerusalem, the coastal city of Acca and the hills of Judea. In the second half of this special, chef Bobby Chinn investigates whether or not there is an authentic Palestinian cuisine as he explores Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem and Ramallah. duration 55:22   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nature [#2804H] Wolverine: Chasing The Phantom Its name stirs images of the savage, the untameable. Legend paints it as a solitary, bloodthirsty killer that roams the icy heart of the frozen north, taking down prey as large as moose, crushing bones to powder with its powerful jaws. But there is another image of the wolverine that is just beginning to emerge, one that is far more complex than its reputation suggests. This film takes viewers into the secretive world of the largest and least known member of the weasel family to reveal who this dynamic little devil truly is. Hard-wired to endure en environment of scarcity, the wolverine is one of the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Nova [#3912#] Forensics on Trial There is a startling gap between the glamorous television world of "CSI" and the gritty reality of the forensic crime lab. With few established scientific standards, no central oversight and poor regulation of examiners, forensics in the U.S. is in a state of crisis. In "Forensics on Trial," NOVA investigates how modern forensics, including the analysis of fingerprints, bite marks, ballistics, hair, and tool marks, can send innocent men and women to prison -- and sometimes even to death row. Shockingly, of more than 250 inmates exonerated by DNA testing over the last decade, more than 50% of the wrongful convictions stemmed from invalid or improperly handled forensic science. With the help of vivid recreations of actual trials and cases, NOVA investigated today's shaky state of crime science as well as cutting-edge solutions that could help investigators put the real criminals behind bars. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 11:00 pm
    Nova scienceNOW [#602H] Can Science Stop Crime? What's the secret to stopping crime? David Pogue gives the third degree to scientists pushing the limits of technology - not only to solve horrific murders, but also to try to prevent crimes. Pogue learns the latest techniques, from unraveling the clues embedded in a decomposing corpse to detecting lies by peering directly into a suspect's brain to tracking the creation of a psychopath's mind. And a genius crime-stopper has made some terrifying discoveries, including how easy it is for a bad guy to highjack - not just your laptop, but your kids' toys, your pacemaker and even your car. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose: Geneva and the Matterhorn: Quest for the Water Castle Renowned adventurer Richard Bangs explores the Rhone River, Lake Geneva and the Matterhorn regions of Switzerland - the country known since Medieval times as the "water castle" of Europe. On his quest, Richard uncovers how the Swiss harnessed the Rhone to light Switzerland and its neighbors, power some of the world's most efficient rail systems and quench the thirst of millions, while still managing to preserve this precious resource. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
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