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KQED World: Saturday, February 16, 2013

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Saturday, February 16, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10565H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32053Z] Creating more jobs. It's not just about adding minimum wage workers. NBR's Darren Gersh look at the push for new middle class jobs. Finance ministers and central bankers from the world's biggest economies meet to debate spending cuts versus growth. NBR's Erika Miller has more on why international strategists are becoming more bullish. And, hedge fund manager Carl Icahn ups his stake in Herbalife calling the vitamin maker a legit business. NBR's Ruben Ramirez takes a look at the battle between two of the hedge fund world's biggest names. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2839] Tavis talks with singer Eric Burdon. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer describes the personal nature of his new disc, "'Til Your River Runs Dry!" duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Uncommon Vision: The Life and Times of John Howard Griffin John Howard Griffin is best known as the white man who in 1959 disguised himself as a black man and then traveled anonymously through the heart of Dixie. From his experiences, he wrote Black Like Me, a groundbreaking best seller published in 1960 that today stands as a testament to Griffin's moral commitment and is a document of one of the more extraordinary events of the Civil Rights era. The book revealed the author's first-hand exposure to the harsh realities that were faced by black citizens each day in the Jim Crow South. Following the publication of the book, Griffin was the target of death threats and was hanged in effigy in his hometown in Texas. Through dramatic re-enactments, evocative readings from the book, strong archival materials, and interviews with those who knew John Howard Griffin, this revealing biography looks at the life of this remarkable social activist. It also examines how Griffin's deep spiritual commitment carried him through an uncanny life - segregated childhood in Fort Worth, a medic with the French Underground in WWII, blinded by war injuries, and a prolific writer and photographer. duration 57:14   TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Washington [#2444] * President Obama's State of the Union and the Republican response by Sen. Marco Rubio.
    * A call for an increase in the minimum wage.
    * A plea for tougher gun laws, as the NRA pledges to stand and fight.
    * Edging up to the sequester.
    * Filibustering Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary.
    * The Pope resigns. What lies ahead for the Catholic Church?
    duration 26:46   TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Washington Week [#5233H] * President Obama began a 3-city, post-State of the Union tour Wednesday, to rally support for a number of his second-term policy goals. Among the key issues: raising the minimum wage, universal early childhood education, immigration reform and tougher gun-control legislation. The president said his proposals will strengthen the middle class without adding "a dime" to the deficit. Republicans are skeptical. In the official GOP response to the president's address, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the nation's problems cannot be solved by more government spending.
    Considering the deep partisan divisions that exist in Washington, and the fact that many of President Obama's initiatives will require congressional action, what can really get done? We will get answers and analysis from John Dickerson of Slate Magazine and CBS News, Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post, Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times, Todd Purdum of Vanity Fair, Eamon Javers of CNBC.
    * Plus we'll have the latest on the seemingly stalled confirmation of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to become the next Secretary of Defense and an update on the possibility that automatic sequestration budget cuts will take effect March 1.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2149] Meet The New Congresswomen #2 Meet the New Congresswomen #2
    * Rep. Joyce Beatty (D- 3rd District OH) She is one of two African American women elected from Ohio. Beatty was a Senior Vice-President at Ohio State University and became a leader within her time spent as a democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives.
    * Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D- 9th District AZ) Prior to being elected to Congress, Sinema served in both chambers of the Arizona legislature. During her tenure in government, Sinema worked on the adoption of the Dream Act and as an advocate for same-sex marriage in Arizona. She is also the first elected openly bisexual congressperson.
    * Rep. Jackie Walorski (R- 2nd District IN) For the first time in the history of Indiana, Walorski became one of the two Republicans voted into Congress. She has also served in the Indiana House of Representatives.
    * Rep. Elizabeth Esty, (D- 5th District CT) With her daughter to thank for her first campaign, Esty has become an important figure in government. Although she lost her seat at one point due to her stance on the death penalty, she has always voted according to her beliefs and won back her seat.
    * Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D- 2nd District NH) Ann McLane Kuster began politics while following in the footsteps of her father and is now the first woman to represent her district in Congress which additionally makes her part of the matriarchy taking place in New Hampshire government.
    * Rep. Suzan DelBene (D- 1st District WA) DelBene helped to start drugstore.com, spent 12 years at Microsoft, became a senior advisor to Global Partnerships, and served as the Director of the Washington State Department of Revenue.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 am
    Asian Voices [#128] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Need To Know [#307H] NTK travels to Tucson, Arizona, where a years-long dispute over a Mexican-American studies program has tensions high; supporters say it has helped re-engage at risk students and improved their test scores. Opponents contend it encourages subversive thinking. The show is anchored by Ray Suarez. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:30 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3108] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Shakespeare Uncovered [#104H] Henry IV & Henry V with Jeremy Irons Jeremy Irons (who stars as Henry IV in the Great Performances film adaptation) uncovers the enduring appeal of Shakespeare's "history plays," from the facts of English history to the father-son drama that Shakespeare created. He discloses what Shakespeare's sources were - and how he distorted them. He invites the viewer behind the scenes at the filming of some of the most important sequences in the new Great Performances adaptations of both plays, starring Irons, with Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    European Journal [#3106] Watching for Islamic Backlash In France SERIES "SMALL WORLDS" PART 4 - SCOTLAND: THE SHEEP OF NORTH RONALDSAY ISLAND - The natives of North Ronaldsay were always a bit unusual. Until the 19th century they still spoke a dialect of Old Norse, a language that had already died out on the neighboring islands. About 600 people once lived on North Ronaldsay. Nowadays the number of inhabitants is tiny. Life on the northernmost of the Orkney Islands was just too harsh on the human population. The native breed of sheep, however, which feed mainly on marine algae, could now become a lucrative source of income. But new farmers are having a hard time finding land while native residents are loath to give up their property.
    POLAND: COUNTING THE COSTS OF EURO 2012 - Since it co-hosted the UEFA European Football Championship last summer, Poland has 1000 new kilometers of motorways and new stadiums in Gdansk, Wroclaw and Poznan. But now, six months later, debt levels are rising. In Gdansk the stadium has already run up millions in debt for its operators. The Wroclaw stadium is so deep in debt that the electricity was almost turned off. Poland had invested some 200 billion euros in preparing for EURO 2012. That has yet to pay off. The country had hoped the new sport venues would attract additional tourists, but so far that has not been the case.
    BULGARIA: PARTY ZONE AMID GRAY HOUSING PROJECTS - Pulsating beats till the early morning hours: that's Studentski Grad. Students have breathed new life into a communist-era high rise district in southern Sofia. Nowhere else in Bulgaria's capital is living space so cheap and that has attracted many university students. But what was initially viewed positively as the revival of a district now has clear disadvantages for residents because students like to party. More and more clubs are springing up and there's occasional trouble with the police. Sofia's municipal leaders don't want to see the entire district turning into a party zone and are now threatening to impose curfews.
    FRANCE: THE INVISIBLE THREAT - French security services fear retaliatory attacks from Islamist terrorists following the country's military intervention in Mali. The threat is not only confined to people with Arab roots. Security experts are warning that danger could also come from French converts to Islam. Meanwhile the Malian community remains complacent. Although Malians in France often live in extremely humble circumstances, they welcome the French military mission in their home country.
    duration 26:10   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Global 3000 [#507] Fighting Obesity In Mexico "LIGHT BREEZE": TAIWAN'S CAUTIOUS COMMITMENT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY - Taiwan's massive energy consumption is fed largely by imported fossil fuels. Statistically the island nation is responsible for one percent of the worldwide CO2 emissions. Now Taiwan wants to break with tradition and instead use something the island has in abundance: wind. Climate protection has been declared a "pillar of national development" in Taiwan and the Taipei government has set an ambitious goal of installing 1,000 onshore and offshore wind turbines by 2025.
    ABORIGINAL DISCRIMINATION: AUSTRALIA'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS - After centuries of being discriminated against and marginalized, most Aborigines still suffer the lowest living standards in the country. The Australian constitution doesn't even recognize the Aborigines as its indigenous population. But compared with the white population, the discrepancies go much further: Aborigines have a much lower life expectancy; they're more likely to drop out of education and more likely to end up in prison. Now programs are being put in place to promote education and integration and ensure that the language, art and cultural legacy of Australia's indigenous people are protected.
    FIGHTING THE FAT: THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT TACKLES OBESITY - Obesity has long been a global problem. But the numbers of obese people are growing not only in industrialized countries but also many threshold nations as well. Around a third of Mexico's population is considered obese. The highest obesity rate appears to be among young people aged between 12 and 20. The consequences of obesity are starting to have a serious impact on the country's health spending. Now the Mexican government is hoping a major campaign will have a positive effect on people's eating habits. YOUNG GLOBAL LEADERS: FELIX MARADIAGA FROM NICARAGUA - We go to Nicaragua this week in our series Young Global Leaders. Felix Maradiaga fled his native Nicaragua during the civil war. On his return he found his country in tatters. From early on, he's wanted to get involved in peace projects in his country. Since he graduated from Harvard University, Maradiaga has returned to Nicaragua to help in the struggle for democracy and the establishment of a civil society.
    duration 26:00   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    LinkAsia [#129] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Inside Washington [#2444] * President Obama's State of the Union and the Republican response by Sen. Marco Rubio.
    * A call for an increase in the minimum wage.
    * A plea for tougher gun laws, as the NRA pledges to stand and fight.
    * Edging up to the sequester.
    * Filibustering Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary.
    * The Pope resigns. What lies ahead for the Catholic Church?
    duration 26:46   TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Washington Week [#5233H] * President Obama began a 3-city, post-State of the Union tour Wednesday, to rally support for a number of his second-term policy goals. Among the key issues: raising the minimum wage, universal early childhood education, immigration reform and tougher gun-control legislation. The president said his proposals will strengthen the middle class without adding "a dime" to the deficit. Republicans are skeptical. In the official GOP response to the president's address, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the nation's problems cannot be solved by more government spending.
    Considering the deep partisan divisions that exist in Washington, and the fact that many of President Obama's initiatives will require congressional action, what can really get done? We will get answers and analysis from John Dickerson of Slate Magazine and CBS News, Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post, Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times, Todd Purdum of Vanity Fair, Eamon Javers of CNBC.
    * Plus we'll have the latest on the seemingly stalled confirmation of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to become the next Secretary of Defense and an update on the possibility that automatic sequestration budget cuts will take effect March 1.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 am
    Church Divided, A May 24, 2013 This documentary takes viewers to the United Methodist Church's convention in Tampa, FL, where delegates from around the world gather to decide the future of the church and its official policy on gays and lesbians. Progressive Methodists want to amend church doctrine by removing the sentence that identifies the practice of homosexuality as incompatible with Christian teaching, while conservative evangelical Methodists want to retain the church's traditional stance. Who will prevail? duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    BBC Newsnight [#17046Z] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:30 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2149] Meet The New Congresswomen #2 Meet the New Congresswomen #2
    * Rep. Joyce Beatty (D- 3rd District OH) She is one of two African American women elected from Ohio. Beatty was a Senior Vice-President at Ohio State University and became a leader within her time spent as a democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives.
    * Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D- 9th District AZ) Prior to being elected to Congress, Sinema served in both chambers of the Arizona legislature. During her tenure in government, Sinema worked on the adoption of the Dream Act and as an advocate for same-sex marriage in Arizona. She is also the first elected openly bisexual congressperson.
    * Rep. Jackie Walorski (R- 2nd District IN) For the first time in the history of Indiana, Walorski became one of the two Republicans voted into Congress. She has also served in the Indiana House of Representatives.
    * Rep. Elizabeth Esty, (D- 5th District CT) With her daughter to thank for her first campaign, Esty has become an important figure in government. Although she lost her seat at one point due to her stance on the death penalty, she has always voted according to her beliefs and won back her seat.
    * Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D- 2nd District NH) Ann McLane Kuster began politics while following in the footsteps of her father and is now the first woman to represent her district in Congress which additionally makes her part of the matriarchy taking place in New Hampshire government.
    * Rep. Suzan DelBene (D- 1st District WA) DelBene helped to start drugstore.com, spent 12 years at Microsoft, became a senior advisor to Global Partnerships, and served as the Director of the Washington State Department of Revenue.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3108] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 11:30 am
    Need To Know [#307H] NTK travels to Tucson, Arizona, where a years-long dispute over a Mexican-American studies program has tensions high; supporters say it has helped re-engage at risk students and improved their test scores. Opponents contend it encourages subversive thinking. The show is anchored by Ray Suarez. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#206H] The Fight to Keep Democracy Alive * As President Obama gave his State of the Union address on Tuesday, many wondered why there was not a word in the speech about taming the power of private money over public policy. There's no question that big money calls the shots, or at least tilts the debate, on many issues vital to America's democracy and integrity.
    This week, Bill is joined by Dan Cantor, Executive Director of New York's Working Families Party, and Jonathan Soros, co-founder of the "Friends of Democracy" super PAC and a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. They explore the virus in our politics, and what can realistically be done about it. The two have joined forces to curb the influence of money on politics, even if it means creating yet another big money super PAC to battle for - instead of against - democracy.
    * Also on the program, Bill discusses the power of poetry with Martín Espada.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    QUEST [#411H] Homegrown Particle Accelerators / Fido Fights Cancer Discover how Bay Area atom smashers have unlocked the building blocks of the universe, and find out how dogs might help doctors detect cancer - in people duration 26:20   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    BioCentury This Week [#208] duration 25:10   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    POV [#2508] I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful In 2005, Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme set out to document the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina and the rebuilding of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward. When he met Carolyn Parker, what began as a historical documentary morphed into a vibrant character study of the courage and resiliency of this fearless matriarch and civil rights activist. "I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful" is Demme's account of Parker's five-year crusade to rebuild her beloved neon-green house, her church, her community -- and her life. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:30 pm
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#603H] A Day Late In Oakland A film about Chauncey Bailey, the Oakland journalist who was gunned down on his walk to work in August 2007, and the evolution of Your Black Muslim Bakery, the organization implicated in the killing. duration 29:10   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots [#102] As WWII rages more than 1,200,000 African Americans fight for victory. Despite the heroic actions of countless black soldiers and sailors, none are awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. It takes a war in Korea before the military recognizes black men and women to be the equal of their white counterparts and a war in Vietnam before African Americans begin to receive that same respect at home. As the 20th century comes to a close, the US Armed Forces are under the command of a black general who leads the nation to its greatest military achievement since the Second World War. When terrorists attack the homeland, America once again finds itself at war in a distant land. For African Americans back home, the struggle for equality is far from over, yet in 2009 the nation inaugurates its first Black Commander In Chief. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3108] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 6:30 pm
    Washington Week [#5233H] * President Obama began a 3-city, post-State of the Union tour Wednesday, to rally support for a number of his second-term policy goals. Among the key issues: raising the minimum wage, universal early childhood education, immigration reform and tougher gun-control legislation. The president said his proposals will strengthen the middle class without adding "a dime" to the deficit. Republicans are skeptical. In the official GOP response to the president's address, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the nation's problems cannot be solved by more government spending.
    Considering the deep partisan divisions that exist in Washington, and the fact that many of President Obama's initiatives will require congressional action, what can really get done? We will get answers and analysis from John Dickerson of Slate Magazine and CBS News, Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post, Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times, Todd Purdum of Vanity Fair, Eamon Javers of CNBC.
    * Plus we'll have the latest on the seemingly stalled confirmation of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to become the next Secretary of Defense and an update on the possibility that automatic sequestration budget cuts will take effect March 1.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Church Divided, A May 24, 2013 This documentary takes viewers to the United Methodist Church's convention in Tampa, FL, where delegates from around the world gather to decide the future of the church and its official policy on gays and lesbians. Progressive Methodists want to amend church doctrine by removing the sentence that identifies the practice of homosexuality as incompatible with Christian teaching, while conservative evangelical Methodists want to retain the church's traditional stance. Who will prevail? duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    QUEST [#411H] Homegrown Particle Accelerators / Fido Fights Cancer Discover how Bay Area atom smashers have unlocked the building blocks of the universe, and find out how dogs might help doctors detect cancer - in people duration 26:20   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1122] Panama & Colombia Megan takes a trip through Colombia and Panama, two countries that are refreshingly untouched by mass tourism. In Panama City, Megan tries different Panama hats, which she learns are really from Ecuador but were misnamed as far back as the1850s when Americans were building the railroad during the Gold Rush. She visits the Panama Canal, the crucial byway that generates $1 billion a year for the Panamanian economy. In Colombia, Megan finds herself witness to a point-blank shooting. Undeterred, she decides to learn more about the country's crime-ridden history. She stops by Bogota's police museum to see an exhibition of the infamous drug dealer Pablo Escobar, and then visits the Caribbean coast and the beautiful historic city of Cartagena, where she learns about the city's Spanish colonial past and listens to some of Colombia's most popular rhythms, Vallenato. duration 56:27   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nature [#3008] Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo For thousands of years, wolves hunted buffalo across the vast North American plains until the westward settlement of the continent saw the virtual extinction of these vast herds and their eternal predators, the wolves. However, this ancient relationship was not lost altogether and continues uninterrupted in just one location -- on the northern edge of the continent's central plains in a place named Wood Buffalo National Park. Today the ancestors of those ancient buffalo and wolves still engage in epic life and death dramas across this northern land. Packs of wolves up to 30 strong hunt the largest land mammals on the continent -- buffalo. By getting to know a specific pack of wolves and the individuals that make up the pack, we get a sense of how these two animal species (wolves and buffalo) live together in what seems like a forgotten corner of the world. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Nova [#4006H] Earth from Space This film reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate web of forces that sustains life on earth. Viewers witness how dust blown from the Sahara fertilizes the Amazon; how a vast submarine "waterfall" off Antarctica helps drive ocean currents around the world; and how the sun's heating up of the southern Atlantic gives birth to a colossally powerful hurricane. From the microscopic world of water molecules vaporizing over the ocean to the magnetic field that is bigger than Earth itself, this show reveals the astonishing beauty and complexity of our dynamic planet. duration 1:56:31   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Shakespeare Uncovered [#104H] Henry IV & Henry V with Jeremy Irons Jeremy Irons (who stars as Henry IV in the Great Performances film adaptation) uncovers the enduring appeal of Shakespeare's "history plays," from the facts of English history to the father-son drama that Shakespeare created. He discloses what Shakespeare's sources were - and how he distorted them. He invites the viewer behind the scenes at the filming of some of the most important sequences in the new Great Performances adaptations of both plays, starring Irons, with Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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