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KQED World: Saturday, October 12, 2013

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Saturday, October 12, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10775] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32223] Tonight on Nightly Business Report.. Why your retirement savings could take a $2 trillion hit if the U.S. defaults and what you can do to protect your nest egg. And, we'll break down the big bank earnings as the first Dow component reports. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3009] Tavis talks with award-winning playwright and actress Danai Gurira. Acclaimed as much for writing plays as for her acting, Gurira - one of the stars of The Walking Dead - reflects on her role in the new indie film, Mother of George. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Life On Fire [#102H] Volcano Doctors Whether the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Colombia, Chile, Italy or Iceland, each of these countries is home to active volcanoes that are a threat to the populations settled at their feet. Every day, lava, ash, gas, bombs and avalanches are likely to slide down the gaping mouths of the rock giants. To avoid disasters, volcanologists are asked to anticipate and warn. They are asked to be prophets and to know how to analyze the volcanoes' slightest tremors. Around the world, these volcano doctors use their tools and knowledge to try to protect those who live beneath the Earth's fire. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly [#1706] SOLITARY CONFINEMENT - The debate over locking up some prisoners by themselves. In the US there are an estimated 80,000 prisoners now locked up in small cells, 23 hours a day, sometimes for more than 40 years. Lucky Severson reports on those who say solitary is unChristian and does more harm than good. Against them are corrections officers and others who insist solitary is necessary to protect guards and other prisoners from the most violent. Severson also interviews Bobby Dellelo, who spent 5 years in solitary and talks about the anger and rage it provoked and Mississippi's Corrections Director Christopher Epps who removed two-thirds of Mississippi's prisoners in solitary and saw violence go down 40%.
    JAMES LEE BURKE - Bob Faw profiles the best-selling crime novelist whose work combines the worst of life with classic themes - the search for salvation, the mystery of evil. Burke tells Faw, "Every artist has this notion that he sees the truth about the world in an exquisite, perfect fashion and he's compelled to tell others of this vision. He will have no peace until he does so."
    THE HAJJ FOR CHILDREN - As millions of Muslims complete their annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Muslim children in the US learn the meanings of the many Hajj rituals. (Originally aired October 26, 2012)
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Consuelo Mack WealthTrack [#1016] Seismic Investment Shift! This week's WT reveals a seismic shift for investors. Influential economist and strategist David Rosenberg (Chief Economist and Strategist, Gluskin Sheff) explains why he now believes the era of low inflation is over and the changes it will bring to the economy and markets. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2231H] Special Documentary on the Welcoming Committees of LGBTQ Open and Affirming Churches (repeat) duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 am
    Asian Voices [#211] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Frontline [#3202] League of Denial: The Nfl's Concussion Crisis The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America's indisputable national pastime. But the NFL is under assault as thousands of former players and a host of scientists claim the league has covered up how football inflicted long-term brain injuries on many players. In a special two-part investigation, FRONTLINE, in association with ESPN's "Outside the Lines," joins prize-winning journalists Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada of ESPN to reveal the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries, drawn from their forthcoming book "League of Denial." What did the NFL know and when did it know it? What's the truth about the risks to players? What can be done? The FRONTLINE investigation details how, for years, the league denied and worked to refute scientific evidence that the violent collisions at the heart of the game are linked to an alarming incidence of early onset dementia, catastrophic brain damage, death, and other devastating consequences for some of football's all-time greats. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#240H] Citizens United: The Sequel * This week, as the government shutdown continues, the Supreme Court began its new term and justices heard arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. The case has been billed as the successor to the court's Citizens United decision in 2010 that gave corporations, unions, and the wealthy the opportunity to pour vast and often anonymous amounts of cash into political campaigns. The new case challenges caps on how much individual donors can give to candidates and political parties and could raise the amount to more than $3.25 million.
    Bill Moyers talks with Yale Law School election and constitutional law professor Heather Gerken who warns that McCutcheon has the potential to be even worse than Citizens United. Political parties pay attention to the people with money, and as the non-partisan Sunlight Foundation reports, most of the funding for congressional and presidential campaigns comes from the top one percent of the one percent of the rich - "the elite class that serves as gatekeepers of public office in the United States."
    * Bill also speaks with historian Joyce Appleby who has a talent for making tales of the past into page-turning books that read like novels. They include Inheriting the Revolution, about the sons and daughters who took their founding fathers' revolt against the British crown and made America of it; The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism; and her newest - out this weekend - Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination. It's the story of what sent European explorers to the Americas in pursuit of treasure and knowledge, and how they shaped our modern world. Bill describes it as "a captivating account of curiosity."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:00 am
    LinkAsia [#216] duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 8:30 am
    Inside Washington [#2526H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5315H] * Finally, signs of progress in the negotiations to end the government shutdown and raise the nation's debt limit. At the White House this week President Obama has been meeting with lawmakers from both parties in hopes of reaching a compromise deal. On Thursday House Speaker John Boehner offered a short-term debt limit increase but only if President Obama agrees to new negotiations on budget matters and spending cuts. There was no mention of dismantling healthcare reform under this Republican proposal, but the partial government shutdown would continue. Revelations that the shutdown included withholding death benefits to families of fallen troops highlighted the outrage from Americans.
    * If Congress fails to raise the borrowing limit by October 17, the Treasury Department will run out of revenue and the US will default. We will examine the political and economic consequences of the government shutdown and the real and immediate impact should the US default with Alexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics and Jim Tankersley of The Washington Post.
    * Jackie Calmes of The New York Times will discuss the historic nomination of Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve succeeding Ben Bernanke. If confirmed, Yellen would be the first woman to chair the Fed making her one of the most powerful women in America..
    * Joan Biskupic of Reuters will examine the latest challenge to campaign finance before the Supreme Court that questions whether limits on individual contributions violate the First Amendment.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 am
    Hunger in the Valley of Plenty California's San Joaquin Valley is one of the most productive farm regions on the planet. Yet the people who work and live near those farms can't always access that bounty. duration 27:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 am
    BBC Newsnight [#17284Z] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:30 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2231H] Special Documentary on the Welcoming Committees of LGBTQ Open and Affirming Churches (repeat) duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3142H] Topics: Janet Yellen to Head the Fed?; Are the Washington Redskins Due for a Name Change? Panelists: Paul Glastris, Washington Monthly; Mort Zuckerman, US News & World Report; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner. duration 27:30   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:30 am
    Charlie Rose: The Week [#113] * Niall Ferguson on the economy * Director Steve McQueen and actors Michael Fassbender & Chiwetel Ejiofor on their film "12 Years a Slave" * Margaret Atwood on her new book, "MaddAddam" * Sting performs "Practical Arrangement" duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#240H] Citizens United: The Sequel * This week, as the government shutdown continues, the Supreme Court began its new term and justices heard arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. The case has been billed as the successor to the court's Citizens United decision in 2010 that gave corporations, unions, and the wealthy the opportunity to pour vast and often anonymous amounts of cash into political campaigns. The new case challenges caps on how much individual donors can give to candidates and political parties and could raise the amount to more than $3.25 million.
    Bill Moyers talks with Yale Law School election and constitutional law professor Heather Gerken who warns that McCutcheon has the potential to be even worse than Citizens United. Political parties pay attention to the people with money, and as the non-partisan Sunlight Foundation reports, most of the funding for congressional and presidential campaigns comes from the top one percent of the one percent of the rich - "the elite class that serves as gatekeepers of public office in the United States."
    * Bill also speaks with historian Joyce Appleby who has a talent for making tales of the past into page-turning books that read like novels. They include Inheriting the Revolution, about the sons and daughters who took their founding fathers' revolt against the British crown and made America of it; The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism; and her newest - out this weekend - Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination. It's the story of what sent European explorers to the Americas in pursuit of treasure and knowledge, and how they shaped our modern world. Bill describes it as "a captivating account of curiosity."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    QUEST [#109H] Video Games for All & Underwater Flight * Can someone who's quadriplegic or hearing impaired play a video game? Quest takes you to the international Game Developers Conference celebrated recently in San Francisco, where a group of gamers used colorful tactics to convince mainstream developers to make video games that are accessible for everyone.
    * It's not James Bond - it's Graham Hawkes, record holder for the deepest underwater solo dive and inventor of Deep Flight, a winged submersible that may revolutionize underwater travel.
    * The California Highway Patrol is putting away their old radar guns and embracing new laser beam guns, clocking cars with much more precision than before. Quest finds out how they work.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    BioCentury This Week [#242] duration 25:40   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Pit, The This program takes viewers to one of the most primitive, yet highly ritualized arenas of the financial world: the floor of the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT). Billions of dollars of raw goods are traded daily at the NYBOT, setting the price of commodities - from cotton to orange juice - throughout the world. Using their own money, traders make and lose fortunes every day in this bustling center of raw capitalism. In the last few years, computers have been introduced onto the trading floor, threatening to make many of the NYBOT's old ways obsolete. This doc tells the story of this transformation. duration 58:01   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1212] For Once In My Life Made up of 28 musicians and singers who all have severe mental and physical disabilities, the Spirit of Goodwill Band is a raucous home away from home where members are free to display their talent, humor, and tenacity. This film challenges preconceived notions of what it means to be disabled. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:30 pm
    Going Blind This unique documentary hopes to increase public awareness of sight loss and low vision issues profoundly affecting the lives of more and more people around the world. Peabody Award winning director Joseph Lovett has glaucoma, a disease that robs 4.5 million people worldwide of their vision.
    After years of slowly losing his sight, Joe decides to take action: to investigate how people all over the country respond to vision loss. His search begins small, with people Joe meets on the streets of his hometown New York City and gradually leads him to places and people around the country, of all different ages and backgrounds. Each has a fascinating story about dealing with the vision loss caused by sight-robbing diseases, infections and accidents. This program interweaves Joe's story with that of his fellow subjects and invites us into the intimate spaces of the visually impaired and blind.
    duration 1:21:19   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#111H] Included: a look at the remarkable story of six former prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. These ethnic Chinese men known as Uighurs were rounded up in Afghanistan and Pakistan after 9/11. They spent 8 years in prison before being cleared of any wrongdoing by US courts, and now find themselves stranded in a legal and political limbo on the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:30 pm
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5315H] * Finally, signs of progress in the negotiations to end the government shutdown and raise the nation's debt limit. At the White House this week President Obama has been meeting with lawmakers from both parties in hopes of reaching a compromise deal. On Thursday House Speaker John Boehner offered a short-term debt limit increase but only if President Obama agrees to new negotiations on budget matters and spending cuts. There was no mention of dismantling healthcare reform under this Republican proposal, but the partial government shutdown would continue. Revelations that the shutdown included withholding death benefits to families of fallen troops highlighted the outrage from Americans.
    * If Congress fails to raise the borrowing limit by October 17, the Treasury Department will run out of revenue and the US will default. We will examine the political and economic consequences of the government shutdown and the real and immediate impact should the US default with Alexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics and Jim Tankersley of The Washington Post.
    * Jackie Calmes of The New York Times will discuss the historic nomination of Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve succeeding Ben Bernanke. If confirmed, Yellen would be the first woman to chair the Fed making her one of the most powerful women in America..
    * Joan Biskupic of Reuters will examine the latest challenge to campaign finance before the Supreme Court that questions whether limits on individual contributions violate the First Amendment.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Hunger in the Valley of Plenty California's San Joaquin Valley is one of the most productive farm regions on the planet. Yet the people who work and live near those farms can't always access that bounty. duration 27:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:30 pm
    QUEST [#109H] Video Games for All & Underwater Flight * Can someone who's quadriplegic or hearing impaired play a video game? Quest takes you to the international Game Developers Conference celebrated recently in San Francisco, where a group of gamers used colorful tactics to convince mainstream developers to make video games that are accessible for everyone.
    * It's not James Bond - it's Graham Hawkes, record holder for the deepest underwater solo dive and inventor of Deep Flight, a winged submersible that may revolutionize underwater travel.
    * The California Highway Patrol is putting away their old radar guns and embracing new laser beam guns, clocking cars with much more precision than before. Quest finds out how they work.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1215] Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails Merrilees Parker, Padma Lakshmi, Tyler Florence and Peter Gordon travel the world to see how control of the spice trails has made great cities and destroyed ancient civilizations. Our guides travel from the Molucca Islands of Indonesia, the original home of cloves and nutmeg, to the Indian province of Kerala, with its native pepper and cardamom. Leaving behind Sri Lanka's sublime cinnamon, they cross the oceans on Arab dhows, Chinese treasure junks and Portuguese caravels, in search of the world's flavor. Other stops along the trail include Venice, Beirut, Cairo, China, Spain and the Caribbean. Viewers will discover the secret spice blends that define the great cuisines of the world, including Jamaican jerk seasoning, Indian garam masala, Chinese 5-spice powder and Middle Eastern harissa. duration 57:32   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nature [#3007H] Attenborough's Life Stories, Our Fragile Planet This mini-series focuses on three fields that David Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science and the environment. Richly illustrated with the sequences he has spent 60 years capturing (re-mastered for the first time in HD), with new interviews in which he revisits the content, stories and locations that were featured in his landmark series and packed with the personal anecdotes of the BBC's most accomplished raconteur, this series will be a synopsis of a unique half-century. duration 55:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Nova [#4017H] Megastorm Aftermath One year after Hurricane Sandy's deadly strike, Nova follows up on its 2012 film "Inside the Megastorm" with a fresh investigation of the critical questions raised by this historic storm: Was Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? Or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to a changing climate? What can we do to prepare ourselves for the next Sandy and what progress has been made toward making our urban infrastructure more resilient? Much of Sandy's wrecking power was due to an extreme storm surge that left large swaths of New York and New Jersey underwater. And with sea levels on the rise, flooding will only become more frequent. What is the role of global warming in driving these rising seas and what will it take to make cities like New York more resilient? Nova travels around the world to see how other low-lying urban areas are combining extraordinary engineering with natural landscape restoration and a smarter, more flexible power grid to prepare for an uncertain future. At the same time, Nova meets the climate scientists who are racing to understand how a warming world will affect extreme - but unpredictable - weather phenomena like hurricanes and tornadoes. To many, Sandy was a wake-up call: one year later, are we still listening? And how will we answer? duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Secrets of the Dead [#1201] The Man Who Saved The World This program follows the drama and debate that surrounded the most critical point in the Cold War, and perhaps human history. While politicians desperately sought a solution to the stand-off, nobody was aware what was happening beneath the waves but the men on the B-59. The crew could only watch as their superiors entered a battle of wills that would determine the fate of humanity. The story of what happened that fateful day remained hidden for decades, only emerging in Russia in recent years. Now these events will be known to the world. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    America Reframed [#205] Code of the West At a time when the world is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state rises to the forefront. Once a pioneer in legalizing medical marijuana, the state of Montana may now become the first to repeal its medical marijuana law. Set against the sweeping vistas of the Rockies, the steamy lamplight of marijuana grow houses, and the bustling halls of the State Capitol, this program follows the political process of marijuana policy reform and the recent federal crackdown on medical marijuana growers across the country. Chronicling the opinions and reactions of patients, growers, politicians, activists, and community members on both sides of the issue, the story paints an image of what happens when federal and state governments clash with communities in the crossfire, and the individuals involved who ultimately pay the price. duration 1:29:36   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
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