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KQED World: Friday, September 20, 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, September 20, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10759] Budget * Eminent Domain * Iran * Healthcare duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32207] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, does the Federal Reserve know something we don't about the economy? Find out if it's time for you to rethink the way you invest. And, will JPMorgan's hefty fine for the 'London Whale' debacle damage the firm's reputation, hurt business and potentially shareholders? duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2993] Tavis talks with Laura Dern, a 2013 Emmy nominee for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. The award-winning actress opens up about her character in the HBO series, Enlightened, which she also co-created. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild [#102] We Live with the Land (see description in part 1) duration 56:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Newsline [#4125] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2994] Tavis talks with musician, screenwriter and best-selling memoirist and novelist James McBride.co-created. Highly successful in two careers, McBride unpacks his latest novel, The Good Lord Bird. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Well Read [#108] G. Willow Wilson, Alif The Unseen Hackers, geeks, the Arab Spring, a parallel universe, genies: they're all part of G. Willow Wilson's debut novel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1208] Does Cosmic Fine Tuning Demand Explanation? The universe works for us because of deep physical laws. But if the values of these laws would much change, then all we see and know could not exist. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Nova [#3911H] Why Ships Sink Are you safe aboard a modern cruise ship? Twenty million passengers embark on cruises each year, vacationing in deluxe "floating cities" that offer everything from swimming pools to shopping malls to ice skating rinks. And the ships just keep getting bigger: The average cruise ship has doubled in size in just the last ten years. Some engineers fear that these towering behemoths are dangerously unstable, and the recent tragedy of the Costa Concordia has raised new questions about their safety. Now, NOVA brings together marine engineering and safety experts to reconstruct the events that led up to famous cruise disasters, including the ill-fated Concordia, the Sea Diamond, and the Oceanos. Are we really safe at sea-or are we on the brink of a 21st century Titanic? duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Brains On Trial with Alan Alda [#102H] Deciding Punishment Jimmy Moran is found guilty of badly injuring a woman during a robbery. In the sentencing phase of the trial, Judge Rakoff hears arguments from the court-appointed psychiatrist, the attorneys, the victim's husband and Jimmy himself. Meanwhile, Alan Alda discovers how neuroscience is already influencing the sentencing of defendants - especially young defendants - by revealing how the immature teenage brain is vulnerable to foolish and impulsive acts. Before Judge Rakoff pronounces Jimmy's sentence, Alda meets a judge who has volunteered to have his own brain probed as he makes sentencing decisions. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 7:00 am
    Inside Nature's Giants [#101] Sperm Whale Veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg dissect a sperm whale's enormous organs to reveal the secrets of this 45-foot deep-sea giant, which stranded and died on Pegwell Bay, Kent, England. As the team ventures inside the whale, biologist Simon Watt tracks whales in the Azores with a modern-day Jonah, Malcolm Clarke, who shows him the huge number of squid beaks in a whale's stomach. Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, marveling at the gigantic teeth that have evolved in the lower jaw of a sperm whale, digs out his copy of the King James Bible for a reading about Leviathan from the Book of Job. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 am
    Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild [#102] We Live with the Land (see description in part 1) duration 56:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2994] Tavis talks with musician, screenwriter and best-selling memoirist and novelist James McBride.co-created. Highly successful in two careers, McBride unpacks his latest novel, The Good Lord Bird. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2993] Tavis talks with Laura Dern, a 2013 Emmy nominee for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. The award-winning actress opens up about her character in the HBO series, Enlightened, which she also co-created. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 am
    Well Read [#108] G. Willow Wilson, Alif The Unseen Hackers, geeks, the Arab Spring, a parallel universe, genies: they're all part of G. Willow Wilson's debut novel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1208] Does Cosmic Fine Tuning Demand Explanation? The universe works for us because of deep physical laws. But if the values of these laws would much change, then all we see and know could not exist. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    Nova [#3911H] Why Ships Sink Are you safe aboard a modern cruise ship? Twenty million passengers embark on cruises each year, vacationing in deluxe "floating cities" that offer everything from swimming pools to shopping malls to ice skating rinks. And the ships just keep getting bigger: The average cruise ship has doubled in size in just the last ten years. Some engineers fear that these towering behemoths are dangerously unstable, and the recent tragedy of the Costa Concordia has raised new questions about their safety. Now, NOVA brings together marine engineering and safety experts to reconstruct the events that led up to famous cruise disasters, including the ill-fated Concordia, the Sea Diamond, and the Oceanos. Are we really safe at sea-or are we on the brink of a 21st century Titanic? duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Brains On Trial with Alan Alda [#102H] Deciding Punishment Jimmy Moran is found guilty of badly injuring a woman during a robbery. In the sentencing phase of the trial, Judge Rakoff hears arguments from the court-appointed psychiatrist, the attorneys, the victim's husband and Jimmy himself. Meanwhile, Alan Alda discovers how neuroscience is already influencing the sentencing of defendants - especially young defendants - by revealing how the immature teenage brain is vulnerable to foolish and impulsive acts. Before Judge Rakoff pronounces Jimmy's sentence, Alda meets a judge who has volunteered to have his own brain probed as he makes sentencing decisions. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 1:00 pm
    Inside Nature's Giants [#101] Sperm Whale Veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg dissect a sperm whale's enormous organs to reveal the secrets of this 45-foot deep-sea giant, which stranded and died on Pegwell Bay, Kent, England. As the team ventures inside the whale, biologist Simon Watt tracks whales in the Azores with a modern-day Jonah, Malcolm Clarke, who shows him the huge number of squid beaks in a whale's stomach. Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, marveling at the gigantic teeth that have evolved in the lower jaw of a sperm whale, digs out his copy of the King James Bible for a reading about Leviathan from the Book of Job. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 pm
    Newsline [#4125] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    Journal [#9189] duration 28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2994] Tavis talks with musician, screenwriter and best-selling memoirist and novelist James McBride.co-created. Highly successful in two careers, McBride unpacks his latest novel, The Good Lord Bird. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32208] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, do government shutdowns ever save taxpayers money or do they just cost us in the long run? And, NBR will have details on the proposed new rules for the coal industry. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10760] Budget * Power Plants * Coptic Christians * Brooks and Dionne duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32208] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, do government shutdowns ever save taxpayers money or do they just cost us in the long run? And, NBR will have details on the proposed new rules for the coal industry. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    Democracy Now! [#3040] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    BBC Newsnight [#17263Z] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3430] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10760] Budget * Power Plants * Coptic Christians * Brooks and Dionne duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3430] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#19195] (original broadcast date: 9/20/13)
    * a discussion about Pope Francis with Father Matt Malone, editor of America Magazine and Father Joseph McShane, President of Fordham University
    * actor and comedian Billy Crystal on his memoir Still Foolin' 'Em
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3430] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2995] Tavis talks with one of this year's Emmy nominees, James Cromwell, who's in the race for supporting actor in a miniseries/movie. A nominee for his role in the FX hit, American Horror Story: Asylum, Cromwell discusses his romantic lead role in the indie film, Still Mine. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3430] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#809H] San Francisco Meet team Here, There, Everywhere-Denise, Carolyn, and Sarah-and follow their six-week cross-country journey as they search to learn more about themselves and their futures. Denise, a hair stylist, wants to break out and explore what the world has to offer. Carolyn left her steady job at an advertising agency to find out how she can use her skills for more humanitarian causes, while Sarah, who wants to do something creative, is still learning to not let fear hold her back from trying new things. Traveling to San Francisco, CA, the team meets Jesse Jacobs, owner of Samovar Tea Lounge, and then hears powerful words from poets at Youth Speaks who encourage them to listen to their hearts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3430] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10760] Budget * Power Plants * Coptic Christians * Brooks and Dionne duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3430] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#3040] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10760] Budget * Power Plants * Coptic Christians * Brooks and Dionne duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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