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KQED World: Sunday, December 9, 2012

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Sunday, December 9, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#148H] Big Media's Power Play * In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is 6. And Big Media may get even bigger, thanks to the FCC's consideration of ending a rule preventing companies from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same big city. Such a move would give these massive media companies free rein to devour more of the competition, control the public message, and also limit diversity across the media landscape. On this week's Moyers & Company, Senator Bernie Sanders, one of several Senators who have written FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski asking him to suspend the plan, joins Bill to discuss why Big Media is a threat to democracy and what citizens can do to fight back.
    * Also on the show, former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards shares his perspective on the fiscal cliff debate, the influence of tax pledger Grover Norquist, and why both political parties require radical change. Edwards chaired the Republican Policy Committee, was a founding trustee of the conservative Heritage Foundation, and served as National Chairman of the American Conservative Union.
    * Finally, Bill Moyers offers his own perspective on why there's more to Norquist's unusual pledge than ideology or principle.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2409H] December 7, 2012 Guest Host: Thuy Vu
    NEWS PANEL:
    OAKLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT AVOIDS FEDERAL TAKEOVER - The City of Oakland struck a deal with civil rights attorneys who sought an unprecedented federal takeover of the police department. At issue was a case involving the so-called Riders, four police officers who were accused in 2000 of imposing vigilante justice in West Oakland. The deal, which hands tremendous power from OPD to a court-appointed director, still needs to be approved by a federal judge.
    NEW FUNDING TO MAKE SCHOOLS ENERGY EFFICIENT - New funding made available by the recent passage of Prop 39 may go toward making as many as half of the state's schools more energy efficient. The measure, put on the November ballot by billionaire investor Tom Steyer, closes a tax loophole on out-of-state corporations that will generate $1.1 billion a year. Half of that money will fund projects to install new windows, better insulation, modern lighting and more efficient heating and air conditioning at thousands of public schools.
    BOYS OF COLOR EXPECT TO FAIL - By kindergarten, 1 in 4 African American boys believe they will fail in school. That's one of several disturbing findings in a report commissioned by a state Assembly committee. Education, health and employment were identified as the most significant areas of concern for boys of color.
    Guests: Matthai Kuruvila, San Francisco Chronicle; Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News; and Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle.
    SAL KHAN INTERVIEW - Over six million students around the world are familiar with his voice and his on-line videos, featuring colorful chalkboard-style drawings. But many may not know his face: Sal Khan is the founder of Khan Academy and a pioneer in the online education movement. His videos are short and simple and available to anyone around the world, for free. In an interview at his Silicon Valley offices, Khan talks with guest host Thuy Vu about the importance of self-paced learning and what his approach can offer the California education system.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    War Against Microbes, The Producer Michael Schwarz (Mystery of Memory, The Body's Secret Army, Botany of Desire, Muhammad: Legacy of A Prophet), brings his gift for unraveling complex topics to the subject of infectious diseases. In the past century, the tremendous expansion of scientific knowledge about the causes of infectious diseases has helped to more than double average global life expectancy. But as far as we've come, we still face some very daunting scientific challenges. The War Against Microbes takes viewers on an eye-opening journey through some of the most important advances in our understanding of infectious diseases, focusing on the relentless efforts of Nobel Prize laureates to uncover the mysteries of the body's smallest adversaries. From the dawn of bacteriology up through today's cutting-edge research, each generation of scientists continues to pursue the same question: can we one day declare victory in the war against microbes? The filmmakers travel to California to examine the effects of polio on a survivor and then look at the work of generations of scientiest who defied conventional wisdom as they searched for a vaccine. In Australia, we meet Barry Marshall and Robin Warren, who in the 1980s encountered steep resistance when they found evidence that bacteria called helicobacter pylori caused stomach ulcers - a discovery that flew in the face of conventional medical wisdom. But nearly two decades later, Marshall and Warren were rewarded for their tenacity with the 2005 Nobel Prize. The War Against Microbes charts both the progress we've made in understanding infectious diseases and the challenges that still remain. As Barry Marshall puts it, "we have come a very long way in infectious disease science over the last hundred or so years. But don't assume that everything has been discovered." duration 28:52   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1112] Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia Merrilees Parker takes a culinary tour around Scandinavia, a region infused with Viking history and heritage. She begins her travels at a Viking festival, learns how to smoke herring in a Swedish village, assists with the smorgasbord at the Midsummer Festival, prepares moose with Lars Backman - the inspiration for the Swedish Chef on "The Muppet Show" - and cooks with the Sami people at the Arctic Circle. duration 57:32   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Nature [#2607H] Drakensberg: Barrier of Spears The Drakensberg Mountains are Southern Africa's Alps, rising more than 11,000 feet into the sky. But beneath their shimmering beauty lies an incredibly hostile environment for the surprising number of creatures that manage to live there. Each spring, drenching rains destroy the grasslands at the base of the mountains, and those who would survive must climb straight up sheer cliffs of volcanic rock, through gauntlets of storms and snow, to reach the carpets of grass on the plateau. The baboons that make this astonishing annual journey may have the advantage of agility, but eland, the world's largest antelope, have long, spindly legs and heavy bodies, which make the climb all but unbelievable. All have babies at their sides while vultures circle overhead. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    POV [#2314] The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers Why would a dedicated Cold War strategist throw away his career, his friends and risk life in prison for a chance to help end the Vietnam War? In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a leading military planner, concluded that America's role in the war was based on decades of lies. He leaked the Pentagon Papers, 7,000 pages of top-secret documents, to The New York Times, a daring act of conscience that led to Watergate, President Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War. "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" is a tale told by Ellsberg with a who's who of Vietnam and Watergate-era figures. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Need To Know [#265H] NTK examines how the Texas legislature has slashed funding to reproductive planning programs because conservative lawmakers believe they encourage abortions. Anchor Scott Simon interviews Pam Belluck, a health and science writer for The New York Times, who looks at what's happening to these programs in other states. And from "American Voices," Judy Norsigian, one of the authors of "Our Bodies, Ourselves," provides an historical account of women's health policy debates over the past 40 years. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:30 am
    Natural Heroes [#504] Brower Youth Awards 2009 Meet six extraordinary young people who were recognized in 2009 for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy. The Brower Youth Awards honor founder and legendary environmental activist, David R. Brower, and call forth a new generation of leaders. He urged environmentalists to heed the words of the German poet Goethe, "Anything you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:00 am
    War Against Microbes, The Producer Michael Schwarz (Mystery of Memory, The Body's Secret Army, Botany of Desire, Muhammad: Legacy of A Prophet), brings his gift for unraveling complex topics to the subject of infectious diseases. In the past century, the tremendous expansion of scientific knowledge about the causes of infectious diseases has helped to more than double average global life expectancy. But as far as we've come, we still face some very daunting scientific challenges. The War Against Microbes takes viewers on an eye-opening journey through some of the most important advances in our understanding of infectious diseases, focusing on the relentless efforts of Nobel Prize laureates to uncover the mysteries of the body's smallest adversaries. From the dawn of bacteriology up through today's cutting-edge research, each generation of scientists continues to pursue the same question: can we one day declare victory in the war against microbes? The filmmakers travel to California to examine the effects of polio on a survivor and then look at the work of generations of scientiest who defied conventional wisdom as they searched for a vaccine. In Australia, we meet Barry Marshall and Robin Warren, who in the 1980s encountered steep resistance when they found evidence that bacteria called helicobacter pylori caused stomach ulcers - a discovery that flew in the face of conventional medical wisdom. But nearly two decades later, Marshall and Warren were rewarded for their tenacity with the 2005 Nobel Prize. The War Against Microbes charts both the progress we've made in understanding infectious diseases and the challenges that still remain. As Barry Marshall puts it, "we have come a very long way in infectious disease science over the last hundred or so years. But don't assume that everything has been discovered." duration 28:52   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Moyers & Company [#148H] Big Media's Power Play * In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is 6. And Big Media may get even bigger, thanks to the FCC's consideration of ending a rule preventing companies from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same big city. Such a move would give these massive media companies free rein to devour more of the competition, control the public message, and also limit diversity across the media landscape. On this week's Moyers & Company, Senator Bernie Sanders, one of several Senators who have written FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski asking him to suspend the plan, joins Bill to discuss why Big Media is a threat to democracy and what citizens can do to fight back.
    * Also on the show, former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards shares his perspective on the fiscal cliff debate, the influence of tax pledger Grover Norquist, and why both political parties require radical change. Edwards chaired the Republican Policy Committee, was a founding trustee of the conservative Heritage Foundation, and served as National Chairman of the American Conservative Union.
    * Finally, Bill Moyers offers his own perspective on why there's more to Norquist's unusual pledge than ideology or principle.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Consuelo Mack WealthTrack [#924] Financial Thought Leaders: Michael Mauboussin Guest: Michael Mauboussin, Chief Investment Strategist, Legg Mason Capital Management; Author, "The Success Equation"
    This week WT features "Financial Thought Leader" Michael Mauboussin, who explains the important roles luck and skill play in investment success and how to harness both to your advantage.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:00 am
    Truth About Money with Ric Edelman [#219H] Ric Edelman's staff explores the importance of professional guidance with Captain Mo - one of Key West's top shark-fishing captains. Then, Ric visits Las Vegas to get investment advice from Rick, Corey and "the old man" - the "Pawn Stars". duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Inside Washington [#2434] duration 26:46   TVG
  • 10:00 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3050] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 10:30 am
    Washington Week [#5223H] * President Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner have each proposed plans to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff but remain divided on the specifics of tax increases and spending cuts. While both sides seem to agree that a plunge off the cliff would be disastrous, no one seems to be rushing to stop it. Jackie Calmes of The New York Times and Eamon Javers of CNBC will have analysis on the public and behind-closed-door negotiations and examine whether the economy has the momentum to absorb the shock if the country does go over the fiscal cliff.
    * One of biggest critics of any compromise proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff is Republican Senator Jim DeMint. In recent days the Tea Party activist has publically objected to Boehner's plan to raise revenue and reduce spending. But today the South Carolina senator surprised many with his announcement that he is resigning from the Senate to become president of a conservative think tank. Amy Walter of ABC News will take a closer look at some of the other post-election policy battles that have ignited an intra-party power struggle among Republicans.
    * US intelligence has confirmed that the Syrian government of Bashar Al-Assad is mixing chemical components of sarin nerve gas and loading the deadly agent into bombs. President Obama has warned the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons against rebel forces or its own citizens but is there more the US can do? James Kitfield of National Journal reports why the costs of doing nothing about Syria's civil war are beginning to outweigh the risks of doing something.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 am
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2409H] December 7, 2012 Guest Host: Thuy Vu
    NEWS PANEL:
    OAKLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT AVOIDS FEDERAL TAKEOVER - The City of Oakland struck a deal with civil rights attorneys who sought an unprecedented federal takeover of the police department. At issue was a case involving the so-called Riders, four police officers who were accused in 2000 of imposing vigilante justice in West Oakland. The deal, which hands tremendous power from OPD to a court-appointed director, still needs to be approved by a federal judge.
    NEW FUNDING TO MAKE SCHOOLS ENERGY EFFICIENT - New funding made available by the recent passage of Prop 39 may go toward making as many as half of the state's schools more energy efficient. The measure, put on the November ballot by billionaire investor Tom Steyer, closes a tax loophole on out-of-state corporations that will generate $1.1 billion a year. Half of that money will fund projects to install new windows, better insulation, modern lighting and more efficient heating and air conditioning at thousands of public schools.
    BOYS OF COLOR EXPECT TO FAIL - By kindergarten, 1 in 4 African American boys believe they will fail in school. That's one of several disturbing findings in a report commissioned by a state Assembly committee. Education, health and employment were identified as the most significant areas of concern for boys of color.
    Guests: Matthai Kuruvila, San Francisco Chronicle; Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News; and Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle.
    SAL KHAN INTERVIEW - Over six million students around the world are familiar with his voice and his on-line videos, featuring colorful chalkboard-style drawings. But many may not know his face: Sal Khan is the founder of Khan Academy and a pioneer in the online education movement. His videos are short and simple and available to anyone around the world, for free. In an interview at his Silicon Valley offices, Khan talks with guest host Thuy Vu about the importance of self-paced learning and what his approach can offer the California education system.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:30 am
    Moyers & Company [#148H] Big Media's Power Play * In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is 6. And Big Media may get even bigger, thanks to the FCC's consideration of ending a rule preventing companies from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same big city. Such a move would give these massive media companies free rein to devour more of the competition, control the public message, and also limit diversity across the media landscape. On this week's Moyers & Company, Senator Bernie Sanders, one of several Senators who have written FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski asking him to suspend the plan, joins Bill to discuss why Big Media is a threat to democracy and what citizens can do to fight back.
    * Also on the show, former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards shares his perspective on the fiscal cliff debate, the influence of tax pledger Grover Norquist, and why both political parties require radical change. Edwards chaired the Republican Policy Committee, was a founding trustee of the conservative Heritage Foundation, and served as National Chairman of the American Conservative Union.
    * Finally, Bill Moyers offers his own perspective on why there's more to Norquist's unusual pledge than ideology or principle.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:30 pm
    Inside Washington [#2434] duration 26:46   TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3050] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 1:30 pm
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2139H] DNA Sequencing A look at how DNA sequencing is helping children with rare diseases cope. TTC talks to Molecular and Human Genetics Professor, Dr. James Lupski Decoding DNA: The second segment focuses on genetic mapping and finding cures for children with rare diseases. TTC talks to the Director of Human Genome Project, Dr. Richard Gibbs. Diagnosing Disease: In the conclusion of our series on genetic mapping and rare pediatric diseases, we examine the barriers families face when it comes to diagnosing rare conditions. TTC sits down with a family whose twin children were diagnosed with Segawa Dystonia at a young age. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 pm
    LinkAsia [#119] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    War Against Microbes, The Producer Michael Schwarz (Mystery of Memory, The Body's Secret Army, Botany of Desire, Muhammad: Legacy of A Prophet), brings his gift for unraveling complex topics to the subject of infectious diseases. In the past century, the tremendous expansion of scientific knowledge about the causes of infectious diseases has helped to more than double average global life expectancy. But as far as we've come, we still face some very daunting scientific challenges. The War Against Microbes takes viewers on an eye-opening journey through some of the most important advances in our understanding of infectious diseases, focusing on the relentless efforts of Nobel Prize laureates to uncover the mysteries of the body's smallest adversaries. From the dawn of bacteriology up through today's cutting-edge research, each generation of scientists continues to pursue the same question: can we one day declare victory in the war against microbes? The filmmakers travel to California to examine the effects of polio on a survivor and then look at the work of generations of scientiest who defied conventional wisdom as they searched for a vaccine. In Australia, we meet Barry Marshall and Robin Warren, who in the 1980s encountered steep resistance when they found evidence that bacteria called helicobacter pylori caused stomach ulcers - a discovery that flew in the face of conventional medical wisdom. But nearly two decades later, Marshall and Warren were rewarded for their tenacity with the 2005 Nobel Prize. The War Against Microbes charts both the progress we've made in understanding infectious diseases and the challenges that still remain. As Barry Marshall puts it, "we have come a very long way in infectious disease science over the last hundred or so years. But don't assume that everything has been discovered." duration 28:52   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Need To Know [#265H] NTK examines how the Texas legislature has slashed funding to reproductive planning programs because conservative lawmakers believe they encourage abortions. Anchor Scott Simon interviews Pam Belluck, a health and science writer for The New York Times, who looks at what's happening to these programs in other states. And from "American Voices," Judy Norsigian, one of the authors of "Our Bodies, Ourselves," provides an historical account of women's health policy debates over the past 40 years. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 pm
    Moyers & Company [#148H] Big Media's Power Play * In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is 6. And Big Media may get even bigger, thanks to the FCC's consideration of ending a rule preventing companies from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same big city. Such a move would give these massive media companies free rein to devour more of the competition, control the public message, and also limit diversity across the media landscape. On this week's Moyers & Company, Senator Bernie Sanders, one of several Senators who have written FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski asking him to suspend the plan, joins Bill to discuss why Big Media is a threat to democracy and what citizens can do to fight back.
    * Also on the show, former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards shares his perspective on the fiscal cliff debate, the influence of tax pledger Grover Norquist, and why both political parties require radical change. Edwards chaired the Republican Policy Committee, was a founding trustee of the conservative Heritage Foundation, and served as National Chairman of the American Conservative Union.
    * Finally, Bill Moyers offers his own perspective on why there's more to Norquist's unusual pledge than ideology or principle.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Washington Week [#5223H] * President Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner have each proposed plans to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff but remain divided on the specifics of tax increases and spending cuts. While both sides seem to agree that a plunge off the cliff would be disastrous, no one seems to be rushing to stop it. Jackie Calmes of The New York Times and Eamon Javers of CNBC will have analysis on the public and behind-closed-door negotiations and examine whether the economy has the momentum to absorb the shock if the country does go over the fiscal cliff.
    * One of biggest critics of any compromise proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff is Republican Senator Jim DeMint. In recent days the Tea Party activist has publically objected to Boehner's plan to raise revenue and reduce spending. But today the South Carolina senator surprised many with his announcement that he is resigning from the Senate to become president of a conservative think tank. Amy Walter of ABC News will take a closer look at some of the other post-election policy battles that have ignited an intra-party power struggle among Republicans.
    * US intelligence has confirmed that the Syrian government of Bashar Al-Assad is mixing chemical components of sarin nerve gas and loading the deadly agent into bombs. President Obama has warned the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons against rebel forces or its own citizens but is there more the US can do? James Kitfield of National Journal reports why the costs of doing nothing about Syria's civil war are beginning to outweigh the risks of doing something.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    Inside Washington [#2434] duration 26:46   TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3050] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2409H] December 7, 2012 Guest Host: Thuy Vu
    NEWS PANEL:
    OAKLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT AVOIDS FEDERAL TAKEOVER - The City of Oakland struck a deal with civil rights attorneys who sought an unprecedented federal takeover of the police department. At issue was a case involving the so-called Riders, four police officers who were accused in 2000 of imposing vigilante justice in West Oakland. The deal, which hands tremendous power from OPD to a court-appointed director, still needs to be approved by a federal judge.
    NEW FUNDING TO MAKE SCHOOLS ENERGY EFFICIENT - New funding made available by the recent passage of Prop 39 may go toward making as many as half of the state's schools more energy efficient. The measure, put on the November ballot by billionaire investor Tom Steyer, closes a tax loophole on out-of-state corporations that will generate $1.1 billion a year. Half of that money will fund projects to install new windows, better insulation, modern lighting and more efficient heating and air conditioning at thousands of public schools.
    BOYS OF COLOR EXPECT TO FAIL - By kindergarten, 1 in 4 African American boys believe they will fail in school. That's one of several disturbing findings in a report commissioned by a state Assembly committee. Education, health and employment were identified as the most significant areas of concern for boys of color.
    Guests: Matthai Kuruvila, San Francisco Chronicle; Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News; and Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle.
    SAL KHAN INTERVIEW - Over six million students around the world are familiar with his voice and his on-line videos, featuring colorful chalkboard-style drawings. But many may not know his face: Sal Khan is the founder of Khan Academy and a pioneer in the online education movement. His videos are short and simple and available to anyone around the world, for free. In an interview at his Silicon Valley offices, Khan talks with guest host Thuy Vu about the importance of self-paced learning and what his approach can offer the California education system.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:30 pm
    War Against Microbes, The Producer Michael Schwarz (Mystery of Memory, The Body's Secret Army, Botany of Desire, Muhammad: Legacy of A Prophet), brings his gift for unraveling complex topics to the subject of infectious diseases. In the past century, the tremendous expansion of scientific knowledge about the causes of infectious diseases has helped to more than double average global life expectancy. But as far as we've come, we still face some very daunting scientific challenges. The War Against Microbes takes viewers on an eye-opening journey through some of the most important advances in our understanding of infectious diseases, focusing on the relentless efforts of Nobel Prize laureates to uncover the mysteries of the body's smallest adversaries. From the dawn of bacteriology up through today's cutting-edge research, each generation of scientists continues to pursue the same question: can we one day declare victory in the war against microbes? The filmmakers travel to California to examine the effects of polio on a survivor and then look at the work of generations of scientiest who defied conventional wisdom as they searched for a vaccine. In Australia, we meet Barry Marshall and Robin Warren, who in the 1980s encountered steep resistance when they found evidence that bacteria called helicobacter pylori caused stomach ulcers - a discovery that flew in the face of conventional medical wisdom. But nearly two decades later, Marshall and Warren were rewarded for their tenacity with the 2005 Nobel Prize. The War Against Microbes charts both the progress we've made in understanding infectious diseases and the challenges that still remain. As Barry Marshall puts it, "we have come a very long way in infectious disease science over the last hundred or so years. But don't assume that everything has been discovered." duration 28:52   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1106] Bangladesh Holly Morris kicks off her trip in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and the seventh largest city in the world. She then travels to Sunderban National Park for an encounter with Bengal tigers and a trek deep into the forest to find honey. Along the way, Holly visits a "floating" school, charms snakes, harvests tea in the hills of Sylhet, visits the ship-breaking yards in Chittagong and relaxes in the seaside resort of Cox's Bazaar near the Myanmar border. duration 57:35   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#148H] Big Media's Power Play * In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is 6. And Big Media may get even bigger, thanks to the FCC's consideration of ending a rule preventing companies from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same big city. Such a move would give these massive media companies free rein to devour more of the competition, control the public message, and also limit diversity across the media landscape. On this week's Moyers & Company, Senator Bernie Sanders, one of several Senators who have written FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski asking him to suspend the plan, joins Bill to discuss why Big Media is a threat to democracy and what citizens can do to fight back.
    * Also on the show, former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards shares his perspective on the fiscal cliff debate, the influence of tax pledger Grover Norquist, and why both political parties require radical change. Edwards chaired the Republican Policy Committee, was a founding trustee of the conservative Heritage Foundation, and served as National Chairman of the American Conservative Union.
    * Finally, Bill Moyers offers his own perspective on why there's more to Norquist's unusual pledge than ideology or principle.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Grove, The More Americans have been lost to AIDS than in all the US wars since 1900. And the pandemic has killed 22 million people worldwide. But few know about the existence of the National AIDS Memorial, a 7-acre grove hidden in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. This program chronicles this garden's transformation from a neglected eyesore to landscaped sanctuary to national memorial. The film shows how a community in crisis found healing and remembrance, and how the seeds of a few visionary environmentalists blossomed into something larger than they could have imagined. But as the Grove's stakeholders seek broader public recognition through an international design competition, a battle erupts over what constitutes an appropriate memorial for the AIDS pandemic. What does it mean to be a national memorial? And how do we mark a time of unimaginable loss? duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Paris The Luminous Years This program tells the story of Paris from an unprecedented point of view, not as the familiar, glamorous backdrop for the revolutions that exploded there, but as active protagonist, catalyst and midwife to modernity. The film spotlights now-famous key figures in the art world's first international avant-garde, including Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Igor Stravinsky, Ernest Hemingway, Serge Diaghilev, Jean Cocteau, Gertrude Stein, Aaron Copland, Josephine Baker, Marcel Duchamp, Langston Hughes, Sylvia Beach, Janet Flanner and many more, as they recount their individual stories of why they came to Paris, whom they met, what they made there, and how being in Paris transformed them and their work. duration 1:55:47   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1112] Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia Merrilees Parker takes a culinary tour around Scandinavia, a region infused with Viking history and heritage. She begins her travels at a Viking festival, learns how to smoke herring in a Swedish village, assists with the smorgasbord at the Midsummer Festival, prepares moose with Lars Backman - the inspiration for the Swedish Chef on "The Muppet Show" - and cooks with the Sami people at the Arctic Circle. duration 57:32   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: DVI)
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