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KQED World: Thursday, March 14, 2013

Channels 9.3 •  54.5 | XFINITY 190

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10583%] Pope Francis * The Quest for Bipartisanship * Tainted Water * Sexual Assault in the Military duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32071Z] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, a blowout retail sales number has some thinking the consumer is back, but numbers can be deceiving. NBR will tell you where shoppers are spending and where they're not. And, President Obama meets with CEOs about the growing threat of cyberattacks, and why it's important to you. duration 24:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2857Z] Tavis talks with Arianna Huffington, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. The entrepreneur media mogul critiques women's roles in today's society. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1117] Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas) In 1999, filmmaker Monika Navarro's uncles were deported from the United States to Mexico, forced to leave the only country they knew and, as servicemen, had pledged to protect. Set against the backdrop of increased attention to the U.S.-Mexican border, "Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas)" explores national identity, the lives of immigrants and what happens after deportees are sent to a homeland they no longer consider home. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Newsline [#3347] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2858] Tavis talks with rapper Snoop Lion about his latest projects. The artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg riffs on the revealing journey to Jamaica that prompted major changes in his life. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Scully/The World Show [#1545] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Second Opinion [#911] Mystery Diagnosis A fascinating discussion unfolds as doctors work to solve a mysterious medical case affecting a prominent Boston physician. Dr. Anne Louise Oaklander shares her mother's medical story, which was complicated by her mother's knowledge as a medical professional. Follow along as the life-altering problems are described and the surprising diagnosis is revealed. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Nova [#3909] Cracking Your Genetic Code What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA - all three billion chemical letters of it - read, stored and available for analysis? As Nova reveals, we stand on the verge of a revolution in medicine, the first effects of which are already upon us. We meet cancer patients returned to robust health and a cystic fibrosis sufferer breathing easily, because scientists have been able to pinpoint and neutralize the genetic abnormalities underlying their conditions. But we also meet ethicists convinced we need to consider the moral dilemmas raised by the new technology. Will it help or hurt us to know that we are likely to come down with a serious disease? What if such information falls into the hands of insurance companies, employers, prospective mates? Should parents be allowed to select embryos with specific characteristics? Both ominous and promising, the new era of personalized, gene-based medicine is one thing for certain: it's relevant to everyone. Because soon you will be deciding whether to join the ranks of those who know what their genes reveal. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Human Spark [#102H] So Human, So Chimp We are separated from our nearest relatives, the chimpanzees, by only one or two percent of our genes - but also by some 6 million years of going our different evolutionary ways. So when we meet the eyes of a chimp we are reminded uncannily - and perhaps a little uneasily - of ourselves. But we are also aware that behind those eyes is a mind very different from our own. Alan Alda sets out to explore that difference, and quickly finds that the scientists studying chimps and other non-human primates are themselves separated into opposing worldviews. One camp emphasizes the continuity between us - seeing everything we believe to be uniquely human present in at least a rudimentary form in our ape and even monkey cousins. The other camp sees a sharp discontinuity in our abilities, admiring chimps for their superb adaptation to their (rapidly disappearing) forest environment, but also granting to human minds a special status that has enabled us to conquer the planet (and cause those forests to disappear).
    In visiting with chimps and those who study them, Alan challenges the arguments of both sides in the debate. Yes, chimps exhibit empathy for others in their group; is that the same empathy humans show for victims of a far off natural disaster? Chimps have cultural practices they pass on within their social group; are those cultures the same as the cultures that can separate humans into "us" and "them?" Chimps can easily tell the difference between heavy and light, but do they have a concept of heavy and light? Chimps use tools, and can be taught that symbols represent objects; does that mean they have technology and language? Chimps can cooperate on tasks that reward them with food. Is that the same cooperation humans employ to build a skyscraper or rescue the victims of an earthquake or even agree to take a walk together? Chimps and monkeys both seem able to judge the intentions of others. Does that mean they wonder, and worry, about who is saying what about whom, and why? And what about that one or two percent change in our DNA? Do those figures mask not a tiny difference but an evolutionary chasm? In short, how much of the Human Spark flared only since we evolved away from our non-human primate cousins, and how much was already there at the parting of the ways?
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    America Revealed [#103H] Electric Nation Our modern electric power grid has been called the biggest and most complex machine in the world -- delivering electricity to over 300 million Americans over 200,000 miles of high tension transmission lines. But even though the grid touches almost every aspect of our lives, it's a system we know very little about. In this episode, Yul Kwon will travel around the country to understand its intricacies, its vulnerabilities and the remarkable ingenuity required to keep the electricity on every day of the year. duration 54:16   SRND51 TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1117] Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas) In 1999, filmmaker Monika Navarro's uncles were deported from the United States to Mexico, forced to leave the only country they knew and, as servicemen, had pledged to protect. Set against the backdrop of increased attention to the U.S.-Mexican border, "Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas)" explores national identity, the lives of immigrants and what happens after deportees are sent to a homeland they no longer consider home. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2858] Tavis talks with rapper Snoop Lion about his latest projects. The artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg riffs on the revealing journey to Jamaica that prompted major changes in his life. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2857Z] Tavis talks with Arianna Huffington, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. The entrepreneur media mogul critiques women's roles in today's society. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 am
    Scully/The World Show [#1545] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Second Opinion [#911] Mystery Diagnosis A fascinating discussion unfolds as doctors work to solve a mysterious medical case affecting a prominent Boston physician. Dr. Anne Louise Oaklander shares her mother's medical story, which was complicated by her mother's knowledge as a medical professional. Follow along as the life-altering problems are described and the surprising diagnosis is revealed. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    Nova [#3909] Cracking Your Genetic Code What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA - all three billion chemical letters of it - read, stored and available for analysis? As Nova reveals, we stand on the verge of a revolution in medicine, the first effects of which are already upon us. We meet cancer patients returned to robust health and a cystic fibrosis sufferer breathing easily, because scientists have been able to pinpoint and neutralize the genetic abnormalities underlying their conditions. But we also meet ethicists convinced we need to consider the moral dilemmas raised by the new technology. Will it help or hurt us to know that we are likely to come down with a serious disease? What if such information falls into the hands of insurance companies, employers, prospective mates? Should parents be allowed to select embryos with specific characteristics? Both ominous and promising, the new era of personalized, gene-based medicine is one thing for certain: it's relevant to everyone. Because soon you will be deciding whether to join the ranks of those who know what their genes reveal. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Human Spark [#102H] So Human, So Chimp We are separated from our nearest relatives, the chimpanzees, by only one or two percent of our genes - but also by some 6 million years of going our different evolutionary ways. So when we meet the eyes of a chimp we are reminded uncannily - and perhaps a little uneasily - of ourselves. But we are also aware that behind those eyes is a mind very different from our own. Alan Alda sets out to explore that difference, and quickly finds that the scientists studying chimps and other non-human primates are themselves separated into opposing worldviews. One camp emphasizes the continuity between us - seeing everything we believe to be uniquely human present in at least a rudimentary form in our ape and even monkey cousins. The other camp sees a sharp discontinuity in our abilities, admiring chimps for their superb adaptation to their (rapidly disappearing) forest environment, but also granting to human minds a special status that has enabled us to conquer the planet (and cause those forests to disappear).
    In visiting with chimps and those who study them, Alan challenges the arguments of both sides in the debate. Yes, chimps exhibit empathy for others in their group; is that the same empathy humans show for victims of a far off natural disaster? Chimps have cultural practices they pass on within their social group; are those cultures the same as the cultures that can separate humans into "us" and "them?" Chimps can easily tell the difference between heavy and light, but do they have a concept of heavy and light? Chimps use tools, and can be taught that symbols represent objects; does that mean they have technology and language? Chimps can cooperate on tasks that reward them with food. Is that the same cooperation humans employ to build a skyscraper or rescue the victims of an earthquake or even agree to take a walk together? Chimps and monkeys both seem able to judge the intentions of others. Does that mean they wonder, and worry, about who is saying what about whom, and why? And what about that one or two percent change in our DNA? Do those figures mask not a tiny difference but an evolutionary chasm? In short, how much of the Human Spark flared only since we evolved away from our non-human primate cousins, and how much was already there at the parting of the ways?
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    America Revealed [#103H] Electric Nation Our modern electric power grid has been called the biggest and most complex machine in the world -- delivering electricity to over 300 million Americans over 200,000 miles of high tension transmission lines. But even though the grid touches almost every aspect of our lives, it's a system we know very little about. In this episode, Yul Kwon will travel around the country to understand its intricacies, its vulnerabilities and the remarkable ingenuity required to keep the electricity on every day of the year. duration 54:16   SRND51 TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Newsline [#3347] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    Journal [#9053] duration 28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2858] Tavis talks with rapper Snoop Lion about his latest projects. The artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg riffs on the revealing journey to Jamaica that prompted major changes in his life. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32072] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the Dow aims for 10 in a row. The S&P aims for an all-time high. But, even with stocks climbing to unprecedented levels, there is a tug-of-war going on in the economy that could influence which direction the market heads from here. NBR will tell you what it means for your money. And, the growing backlash over the Transportation Security Administration's decision to allow small knives back onto planes. What every traveler needs to know. duration 24:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10584] China Elects New President * Pope Francis * Detroit Emergency Manager Named * Bay Bridge Lights * Japan Two Years After Earthquake duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32072] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the Dow aims for 10 in a row. The S&P aims for an all-time high. But, even with stocks climbing to unprecedented levels, there is a tug-of-war going on in the economy that could influence which direction the market heads from here. NBR will tell you what it means for your money. And, the growing backlash over the Transportation Security Administration's decision to allow small knives back onto planes. What every traveler needs to know. duration 24:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    Democracy Now! [#2164] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Newsline [#3347] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3294] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10584] China Elects New President * Pope Francis * Detroit Emergency Manager Named * Bay Bridge Lights * Japan Two Years After Earthquake duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3294] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#19059] (original broadcast date: 03/14/13)
    * From Rome, Charlie sits down with Cardinal Timothy Dolan to discuss the new Pope
    * a discussion about former organized crime figure Whitey Bulger with Kevin Cullen of the "Boston Globe," Shelley Murphy of the "Boston Globe" and John Miller of CBS News
    * Tina Packer, founder of Shakespeare & Co.
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3294] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2859] Tavis talks with actress Elisabeth Moss, co-star of AMC's Emmy-winning series, Man Men. The versatile actress describes her lead role in the BBC and Sundance Channel miniseries, Top of the Lake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3294] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#902H] Boston - New York City The team lands at the doorstep of the MIT Media Lab, where they speak with a graduate assistant in the robotics department. Next, they talk with two women who created sOccket, a soccer ball that generates electricity, and the co-founder of Bamboo Bike Studio. The Roadtrippers also stop at the USA Shaolin Temple in New York City, where they meet founder Shi Yan Ming who is known for his super-human abilities-such as breaking rocks with his skull. They end the week meeting with Nat Paynter, director of water programs at Charity Water. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3294] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10584] China Elects New President * Pope Francis * Detroit Emergency Manager Named * Bay Bridge Lights * Japan Two Years After Earthquake duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3294] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#2164] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10584] China Elects New President * Pope Francis * Detroit Emergency Manager Named * Bay Bridge Lights * Japan Two Years After Earthquake duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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