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KQED World: Friday, October 4, 2013

Channels 9.3 •  54.5 | XFINITY 190

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

Friday, October 4, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10769H] Gunfire Near the Capitol * Federal Government Shutdown * Syria's Civil War * Veterans and Addictive Painkillers duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32217Z] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, high anxiety in Washington. The Treasury says a U.S. default would be catastrophic and stocks did not like that one bit. The ramifications of the ongoing gridlock in the Capitol. Plus the CEO of Tenet Healthcare on what the new health care laws mean for hospitals. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3003] Tavis talks with Oscar- and Tony-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden, who describes the premise of her latest film, Parkland. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Voces On PBS [#104H] Lemon When Lemon Andersen held a Tony Award in his hands for his work in Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, it was close to a miracle. This poet/performer was a three-time felon who'd achieved more than anyone could have ever imagined. But when the show closed, he lost everything and moved his wife and two small daughters back to the projects. In desperation, he turned to the only thing he had left - his pen and his past. Lemon follows one man's journey to bring his life story to the New York stage while battling his darkest demons. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    NHK Newsline [#4135] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3004] Tavis talks with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Gregory Porter about his latest CD. Described as having "the next great voice in jazz," Porter reflects on his rise as a major talent. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Well Read [#110] Karl Marlantes, What It Is Like to Go to War Marlantes says our soldiers are well trained to kill, but less well trained to live with it afterward. He writes from personal experience as a decorated Vietnam vet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1210] Why Seek An Alternative God? God, if there is a God, a personal, conscious, all-powerful Supreme Being? Some offer radically different concepts of "God". duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Nova [#3916#] Inside The Megastorm Was Hurricane Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? Or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to a warming climate? How did this perfect storm make search and rescue so dangerous? This episode takes viewers moment by moment through Hurricane Sandy, its impacts, and the future of storm protection. Through first person accounts from those who survived, and from experts and scientists, it gives scientific context to a new breed of storms. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Skeletons of the Sahara This film tells the story of scientist Paul Sereno's amazing discovery of a prehistoric human burial ground in the middle of one of the world's most forbidding desert. Like many great scientific discoveries, this one happens by accident. Sereno, one of the world's leading experts in finding fossils of dinosaurs and ancient crocodiles, is on an expedition to Niger, in Saharan Africa. Six weeks into a three-month journey, Sereno's team makes an unexpected discovery. They find bones all right, but these bones don't belong to prehistoric beasts -- they are human bones, the last remnants of a people who lived from 10,000 to 5,000 years ago when this now forbidding landscape was a thriving culture on the edge of a vast lake. Sereno's team counts the remains of dozens within a few minutes. "Skeletons of the Sahara" tells the story of this find and what it reveals to us about two civilizations that once thrived in what is now the world's largest desert. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    Life On Fire [#101H] Icelandic Volcanoes The 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland provoked economic chaos by paralyzing a major air traffic network for days. This eruption, however, was mild. Much more powerful volcanoes in Iceland are ready to wake up. Through spectacular aerial footage of this country, which is an accumulation of lava and ash, a maze of craters and faults, the episode tries to discern which volcano could wake up next and what the consequences of a major eruption are likely to be. Europe has come to realize that a colossal power sleeps beneath Iceland, while Icelanders for centuries have learned to live amongst their volcanoes. duration 55:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Voces On PBS [#104H] Lemon When Lemon Andersen held a Tony Award in his hands for his work in Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, it was close to a miracle. This poet/performer was a three-time felon who'd achieved more than anyone could have ever imagined. But when the show closed, he lost everything and moved his wife and two small daughters back to the projects. In desperation, he turned to the only thing he had left - his pen and his past. Lemon follows one man's journey to bring his life story to the New York stage while battling his darkest demons. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3004] Tavis talks with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Gregory Porter about his latest CD. Described as having "the next great voice in jazz," Porter reflects on his rise as a major talent. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3003] Tavis talks with Oscar- and Tony-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden, who describes the premise of her latest film, Parkland. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 am
    Well Read [#110] Karl Marlantes, What It Is Like to Go to War Marlantes says our soldiers are well trained to kill, but less well trained to live with it afterward. He writes from personal experience as a decorated Vietnam vet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1210] Why Seek An Alternative God? God, if there is a God, a personal, conscious, all-powerful Supreme Being? Some offer radically different concepts of "God". duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    Nova [#3916#] Inside The Megastorm Was Hurricane Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? Or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to a warming climate? How did this perfect storm make search and rescue so dangerous? This episode takes viewers moment by moment through Hurricane Sandy, its impacts, and the future of storm protection. Through first person accounts from those who survived, and from experts and scientists, it gives scientific context to a new breed of storms. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Skeletons of the Sahara This film tells the story of scientist Paul Sereno's amazing discovery of a prehistoric human burial ground in the middle of one of the world's most forbidding desert. Like many great scientific discoveries, this one happens by accident. Sereno, one of the world's leading experts in finding fossils of dinosaurs and ancient crocodiles, is on an expedition to Niger, in Saharan Africa. Six weeks into a three-month journey, Sereno's team makes an unexpected discovery. They find bones all right, but these bones don't belong to prehistoric beasts -- they are human bones, the last remnants of a people who lived from 10,000 to 5,000 years ago when this now forbidding landscape was a thriving culture on the edge of a vast lake. Sereno's team counts the remains of dozens within a few minutes. "Skeletons of the Sahara" tells the story of this find and what it reveals to us about two civilizations that once thrived in what is now the world's largest desert. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 pm
    Life On Fire [#101H] Icelandic Volcanoes The 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland provoked economic chaos by paralyzing a major air traffic network for days. This eruption, however, was mild. Much more powerful volcanoes in Iceland are ready to wake up. Through spectacular aerial footage of this country, which is an accumulation of lava and ash, a maze of craters and faults, the episode tries to discern which volcano could wake up next and what the consequences of a major eruption are likely to be. Europe has come to realize that a colossal power sleeps beneath Iceland, while Icelanders for centuries have learned to live amongst their volcanoes. duration 55:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    NHK Newsline [#4135] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    Journal [#9199] duration 28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3004] Tavis talks with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Gregory Porter about his latest CD. Described as having "the next great voice in jazz," Porter reflects on his rise as a major talent. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32218Z] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, as the rhetoric in Washington gets louder, what should investors prepare for next week? And, even though the jobs report wasn't released today, entrepreneurs were still hard at work. So NBR will introduce you to a woman who started a business in her kitchen and became a big player in the baby food industry. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10770H] Fourth Day of a Shutdown * A Virtual Currency * Brooks and Dionne * Twitter Public Launch duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32218Z] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, as the rhetoric in Washington gets louder, what should investors prepare for next week? And, even though the jobs report wasn't released today, entrepreneurs were still hard at work. So NBR will introduce you to a woman who started a business in her kitchen and became a big player in the baby food industry. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:30 pm
    Democracy Now! [#3050] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    BBC Newsnight [#17277Z] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3440] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10770H] Fourth Day of a Shutdown * A Virtual Currency * Brooks and Dionne * Twitter Public Launch duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3440] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#19205H] (original broadcast date: 10/04/13)
    * Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball" discusses his book "Tip and the Gipper
    * from the Clinton Global Initiative on Sept 24th, Tzipi Livni, Minister of Justice of Israel
    * a discussion about Airbnb with Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3440] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3005] Tavis talks with former New York City mayor David Dinkins. The first African American mayor in New York City history, Dinkins reflects on leading the city during tumultuous times. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3440] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#601] Three young Americans fly to New Zealand to embark on a four-week roadtrip on the other side of the world. Meeting up in Los Angeles, Ray, Fawna, and Allison fly to Auckland. Upon arrival, they paint their RV home and experience the challenge of driving on the other side of the road. Soon, they head out for their first interview with adventurer and mountain climber Peter Hillary. They then meet up with fashion designer Trelise Cooper and hip-hop and graffiti artist DLT. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3440] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10770H] Fourth Day of a Shutdown * A Virtual Currency * Brooks and Dionne * Twitter Public Launch duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3440] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#3050] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10770H] Fourth Day of a Shutdown * A Virtual Currency * Brooks and Dionne * Twitter Public Launch duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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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.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.