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KQED World: Friday, March 15, 2013

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Friday, March 15, 2013
  • 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)
  • 1:00 am
    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)
  • 1:30 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)
  • 2:00 am
    AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange [#305] Mrs. Goundo's Daughter The African ritual of female genital cutting prompts one young Malian mother to seek asylum in the United States to protect her two-year-old daughter from the pain and sometimes horrific health consequences of the practice. "Mrs. Goundo's Daughter" bridges the mother's two worlds - the largely Islamic West African village and her adopted home in Philadelphia. Throughout, the film gives equal time to activists fighting to end the practice and traditionalists trying to defend it. duration 56:03   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Newsline [#3348] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    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)
  • 4:00 am
    Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman [#246] The New Battle Field: Life After War for America's New Veterans The issue of taxation has become a huge part of the Presidential campaign. While people are focused on taxes on a national level, the idea of eliminating the personal income tax on the state level could affect the economic well being of voters just as significantly. Several states have eliminated the personal income tax and there are movements in several more to pass similar measures. What is the demonstrable economic benefit of eliminating the income tax and what are the downsides? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1110] Is Free Will An Illusion? Some philosophers and scientists claim that because every event is determined by prior events, including every event in our brains, free will is not real. What are the arguments, the evidence? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Conquistadors with Michael Wood [#103] The Search for El Dorado Episode three begins in Quito, Ecuador, and relates the amazing story of the 16-month Spanish expedition (1541-42), led by Gonzalo Pizarro, to find El Dorado, the mythical land of gold. Crossing the Andes with pack animals, Wood and his team hack a path through the forests, following in Pizarro's footsteps to the Coca river, where they build a balsa raft and sail down to the river Napo, following the route of the conquistadors. There, on Christmas day 1541, the Spanish expedition split, with 60 men under Francisco Orellana sailing ( contrary to orders) all the way down the Amazon to the sea in a makeshift boat: an achievement that was "less of a journey, more of a miracle." They were the first outsiders to see the interior of Amazonia and the first to discover and travel the length of the river. On their journey, they encountered unknown empires and vast populations that were later wiped out by disease and subsequently forgotten. The program recounts Orellana's story, as well as the tale of the retreat of the army, under Orellana's cousin and boyhood friend, Gonzalo Pizarro, an almost Shakespearean tale of revenge recorded in their letters and the diary kept by the expedition. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Conquistadors with Michael Wood [#104] All The World Is Human In the last segment, the story shifts to the North American continent. In April 1528, 400 conquistadors, dreaming of gold, land in Florida to begin the exploration and conquest of what is now the southern United States. After terrible months of trekking northward, fighting off hostile Indians in the swamps of Florida, they build boats and try to escape to Mexico. Most are never seen again. This is the tale of four survivors shipwrecked on the shores of Texas and in particular that of Alvar Nu many years later. Living among the Indians of the coast for five years, Cabeza de Vaca finally rejoins the three others; together they embark on an epic walk across America to the Pacific coast, reappearing in Mexico eight years after they were lost. Riding through the north Mexican desert, sleeping at prehistoric campsites and staying in caves with the Tarahumara Indians in the wild gorges by Copper Canyon, Wood travels to the Pacific along ancient Indian trails walked by the Spaniards and visits the spectacular Native- American city of Casas Grandes. Cabeza de Vaca, in a book recounting his adventures, came to identify with the Indians against his fellow Spanish and Christians. At the end of this episode, Wood considers how the message of people like Cabeza de Vaca awakened the conscience of Europe about the brutality of the conquistadors, the justice of the conquest and the rights of the native peoples of the New World. duration 56:25   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Summer of Birds This documentary details a relatively unknown chapter in the life of renowned naturalist painter, ornithologist and literary figure John James Audubon. Based on the acclaimed book, A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon at Oakley House by award-winning writer Danny Heitman, it chronicles the formative summer Audubon spent in Louisiana in 1821, in the lush surroundings of Oakley Plantation in West Feliciana Parish. There, Audubon began or completed nearly half of the 435 pictures in his famous "Birds of America" collection. Narrated by Emmy-winning actress Sela Ward, the film explores the profound influence of Louisiana's natural environment and birdlife on Audubon's development as an artist and writer, and conversely, Audubon's undeniable impact on the region and its cultural identity.
    Today, the Audubon mystique is deeply ingrained in Louisiana culture, where annual community rituals keep it alive. Each year, visitors flock to Oakley Plantation, the Audubon Pilgrimage and the Audubon Bird Fest, a three-day bird-watching expedition. This program tells this colorful story through Audubon's most iconic bird images; historical re-enactments; original journal entries; interviews with wildlife painters, scientists and conservationists working to preserve Audubon's legacy; and scenes of the region's wild and fragile landscapes and its rare and threatened bird species. Cameras accompany modern-day birding enthusiasts and naturalists through Louisiana's bayous and woodsy pathways to experience their "paradise of birds" the same way Audubon did nearly 200 years ago.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 am
    AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange [#305] Mrs. Goundo's Daughter The African ritual of female genital cutting prompts one young Malian mother to seek asylum in the United States to protect her two-year-old daughter from the pain and sometimes horrific health consequences of the practice. "Mrs. Goundo's Daughter" bridges the mother's two worlds - the largely Islamic West African village and her adopted home in Philadelphia. Throughout, the film gives equal time to activists fighting to end the practice and traditionalists trying to defend it. duration 56:03   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    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)
  • 9:30 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)
  • 10:00 am
    Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman [#246] The New Battle Field: Life After War for America's New Veterans The issue of taxation has become a huge part of the Presidential campaign. While people are focused on taxes on a national level, the idea of eliminating the personal income tax on the state level could affect the economic well being of voters just as significantly. Several states have eliminated the personal income tax and there are movements in several more to pass similar measures. What is the demonstrable economic benefit of eliminating the income tax and what are the downsides? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1110] Is Free Will An Illusion? Some philosophers and scientists claim that because every event is determined by prior events, including every event in our brains, free will is not real. What are the arguments, the evidence? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    Conquistadors with Michael Wood [#103] The Search for El Dorado Episode three begins in Quito, Ecuador, and relates the amazing story of the 16-month Spanish expedition (1541-42), led by Gonzalo Pizarro, to find El Dorado, the mythical land of gold. Crossing the Andes with pack animals, Wood and his team hack a path through the forests, following in Pizarro's footsteps to the Coca river, where they build a balsa raft and sail down to the river Napo, following the route of the conquistadors. There, on Christmas day 1541, the Spanish expedition split, with 60 men under Francisco Orellana sailing ( contrary to orders) all the way down the Amazon to the sea in a makeshift boat: an achievement that was "less of a journey, more of a miracle." They were the first outsiders to see the interior of Amazonia and the first to discover and travel the length of the river. On their journey, they encountered unknown empires and vast populations that were later wiped out by disease and subsequently forgotten. The program recounts Orellana's story, as well as the tale of the retreat of the army, under Orellana's cousin and boyhood friend, Gonzalo Pizarro, an almost Shakespearean tale of revenge recorded in their letters and the diary kept by the expedition. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Conquistadors with Michael Wood [#104] All The World Is Human In the last segment, the story shifts to the North American continent. In April 1528, 400 conquistadors, dreaming of gold, land in Florida to begin the exploration and conquest of what is now the southern United States. After terrible months of trekking northward, fighting off hostile Indians in the swamps of Florida, they build boats and try to escape to Mexico. Most are never seen again. This is the tale of four survivors shipwrecked on the shores of Texas and in particular that of Alvar Nu many years later. Living among the Indians of the coast for five years, Cabeza de Vaca finally rejoins the three others; together they embark on an epic walk across America to the Pacific coast, reappearing in Mexico eight years after they were lost. Riding through the north Mexican desert, sleeping at prehistoric campsites and staying in caves with the Tarahumara Indians in the wild gorges by Copper Canyon, Wood travels to the Pacific along ancient Indian trails walked by the Spaniards and visits the spectacular Native- American city of Casas Grandes. Cabeza de Vaca, in a book recounting his adventures, came to identify with the Indians against his fellow Spanish and Christians. At the end of this episode, Wood considers how the message of people like Cabeza de Vaca awakened the conscience of Europe about the brutality of the conquistadors, the justice of the conquest and the rights of the native peoples of the New World. duration 56:25   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Summer of Birds This documentary details a relatively unknown chapter in the life of renowned naturalist painter, ornithologist and literary figure John James Audubon. Based on the acclaimed book, A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon at Oakley House by award-winning writer Danny Heitman, it chronicles the formative summer Audubon spent in Louisiana in 1821, in the lush surroundings of Oakley Plantation in West Feliciana Parish. There, Audubon began or completed nearly half of the 435 pictures in his famous "Birds of America" collection. Narrated by Emmy-winning actress Sela Ward, the film explores the profound influence of Louisiana's natural environment and birdlife on Audubon's development as an artist and writer, and conversely, Audubon's undeniable impact on the region and its cultural identity.
    Today, the Audubon mystique is deeply ingrained in Louisiana culture, where annual community rituals keep it alive. Each year, visitors flock to Oakley Plantation, the Audubon Pilgrimage and the Audubon Bird Fest, a three-day bird-watching expedition. This program tells this colorful story through Audubon's most iconic bird images; historical re-enactments; original journal entries; interviews with wildlife painters, scientists and conservationists working to preserve Audubon's legacy; and scenes of the region's wild and fragile landscapes and its rare and threatened bird species. Cameras accompany modern-day birding enthusiasts and naturalists through Louisiana's bayous and woodsy pathways to experience their "paradise of birds" the same way Audubon did nearly 200 years ago.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 pm
    Newsline [#3348] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:30 pm
    Journal [#9054] duration 28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 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)
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32073] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, with the markets at lofty levels we talk with former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan duration 24:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10585] Two Years Into Syrian War * Republican Party Conference * Shields and Brooks * Contaminated Drinking Water * JP Morgan Congressional Testimony duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32073] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, with the markets at lofty levels we talk with former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan duration 24:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    Democracy Now! [#2165] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    BBC Newsnight [#17074Z] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3295] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10585] Two Years Into Syrian War * Republican Party Conference * Shields and Brooks * Contaminated Drinking Water * JP Morgan Congressional Testimony duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3295] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#19060] (original broadcast date: 03/15/13)
    * a conversation on the new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Charlie is joined at the table by theologian Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete and Frank Bruni of the New York Times; he is joined by phone, from Rome, by Daniel Wakin of the New York Times
    * Alan Krueger, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers on the Economic Report of the President, which he presented today
    * Walter Mossberg, technology journalist for the Wall Street Journal on the Galaxy S-4.
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3295] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2860] Tavis talks with award-winning authors Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman about their new text, Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3295] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#903H] Philadelphia - Chicago Three college grads travel across the country to speak with Leaders who have defined their own Roads in life. Arriving in Philadelphia, the team meets with Rosemarie Certo, the owner of Dock Street Brewing Co., where they get a taste of her award-winning beer and her passion for the craft. Next, they travel to Chicago to speak with Grammy Award-winning children's folk singer Ella Jenkins, who teaches the Roadtrippers a song. The team also meets with Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr-a happy-go-lucky couple that expresses their love for filmmaking by helping students through affordable film and media arts classes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3295] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10585] Two Years Into Syrian War * Republican Party Conference * Shields and Brooks * Contaminated Drinking Water * JP Morgan Congressional Testimony duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3295] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#2165] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10585] Two Years Into Syrian War * Republican Party Conference * Shields and Brooks * Contaminated Drinking Water * JP Morgan Congressional Testimony duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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