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KQED World: Friday, February 21, 2014

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, February 21, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10869] * Ukraine unrest * Facebook + WhatsApp * Journalists on trial * NAFTA at 20 duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#33037] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, says it won't earn as much money this year as many had hoped. What's holding Wal-Mart back? And, Facebook pays a whopping $ 16b for WhatsApp, a company few have heard of before today. How does it make money and who are the guys behind it? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3143] Tavis talks with Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Robert Greenwald. A documentarian who's not afraid to tackle difficult subjects, Greenwald explains his latest film, Unmanned: America's Drone Wars. Tavis also chats with 4-time Grammy-winning jazz chanteuse Dianne Reeves. One of the foremost female jazz vocalists in the world today, Reeves comments on her 5-year hiatus between CDs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Local USA [#115] Immigration: Home The immigration trail to Nashville, Tennessee; Bhutan refugees who come for religious freedom; the relocation and adaptation of Somalians; and the flourishing professionals in the Kurdish community. duration 27:08   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:30 am
    Local USA [#113] Drive Like A Girl This documentary follows New York's champion all-girls robotics team, The Iron Maidens, just one year after they beat more than 60 male-dominated teams in a regional competition. Though they advanced to the national stage in Atlanta, GA, they lost before winning it all. Now, they've returned for another shot at the title. They had six weeks to design, program and build a robot alongside their brother team and one of their competitors, the Sciborgs. The struggles they face reveal what it takes to be a group of girls excelling at a boys' game and their successes are a glimpse at the changing roles of females in science and technology. duration 26:41   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Newsline [#4235] duration 28:02   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3144] Tavis talks with prolific singer-songwriter-producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and sultry singer Toni Braxton. With 16 Grammys between the two of them, Edmonds and Braxton reflect on their history, including their latest collaboration. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Well Read [#312] Jeff Guinn, Manson Through first-ever interviews with Manson's sister and others, Guinn offers new insights into the horrific L.A. murders committed by Charles Manson and his "family." duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1212] What Is Nothing? What if nothing ever existed? Scientists claim that the universe came from nothing. But what's the nature of nothing? That's where the confusion lies. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Nova [#3914H] Mystery of Easter Island A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues or moai, weighing up to 86 tons? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? Nova explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from ecocide to cannibalism. Among the radical new theories is that the islanders used ropes to "walk" the statues upright, like moving a fridge. With the help of an accurate 15-ton replica statue, a Nova team sets out to test this high-risk, seemingly unlikely theory. duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Super Skyscrapers [#103H] The Vertical City Shanghai Tower isn't just a skyscraper -- it's a vertical city, a collection of businesses, services and hotels all in one place, fitting a population the size of Monaco into a footprint the size of a football field. Within its walls, residents can literally work, rest, play and relax in public parks, looking up through 12 stories of clear space; not just one, however, but eight of them, stacked on top of each other, all the way to the 120th floor. When complete, the structure will dominate Shanghai's skyline, towering over its neighbors as a testament to China's economic success and the ambitions of the city's wealthy elite. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:00 am
    America Revealed [#103] 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 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 am
    Local USA [#115] Immigration: Home The immigration trail to Nashville, Tennessee; Bhutan refugees who come for religious freedom; the relocation and adaptation of Somalians; and the flourishing professionals in the Kurdish community. duration 27:08   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:30 am
    Local USA [#113] Drive Like A Girl This documentary follows New York's champion all-girls robotics team, The Iron Maidens, just one year after they beat more than 60 male-dominated teams in a regional competition. Though they advanced to the national stage in Atlanta, GA, they lost before winning it all. Now, they've returned for another shot at the title. They had six weeks to design, program and build a robot alongside their brother team and one of their competitors, the Sciborgs. The struggles they face reveal what it takes to be a group of girls excelling at a boys' game and their successes are a glimpse at the changing roles of females in science and technology. duration 26:41   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3144] Tavis talks with prolific singer-songwriter-producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and sultry singer Toni Braxton. With 16 Grammys between the two of them, Edmonds and Braxton reflect on their history, including their latest collaboration. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3143] Tavis talks with Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Robert Greenwald. A documentarian who's not afraid to tackle difficult subjects, Greenwald explains his latest film, Unmanned: America's Drone Wars. Tavis also chats with 4-time Grammy-winning jazz chanteuse Dianne Reeves. One of the foremost female jazz vocalists in the world today, Reeves comments on her 5-year hiatus between CDs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 am
    Well Read [#312] Jeff Guinn, Manson Through first-ever interviews with Manson's sister and others, Guinn offers new insights into the horrific L.A. murders committed by Charles Manson and his "family." duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1212] What Is Nothing? What if nothing ever existed? Scientists claim that the universe came from nothing. But what's the nature of nothing? That's where the confusion lies. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    Nova [#3914H] Mystery of Easter Island A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues or moai, weighing up to 86 tons? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? Nova explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from ecocide to cannibalism. Among the radical new theories is that the islanders used ropes to "walk" the statues upright, like moving a fridge. With the help of an accurate 15-ton replica statue, a Nova team sets out to test this high-risk, seemingly unlikely theory. duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Super Skyscrapers [#103H] The Vertical City Shanghai Tower isn't just a skyscraper -- it's a vertical city, a collection of businesses, services and hotels all in one place, fitting a population the size of Monaco into a footprint the size of a football field. Within its walls, residents can literally work, rest, play and relax in public parks, looking up through 12 stories of clear space; not just one, however, but eight of them, stacked on top of each other, all the way to the 120th floor. When complete, the structure will dominate Shanghai's skyline, towering over its neighbors as a testament to China's economic success and the ambitions of the city's wealthy elite. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:00 pm
    America Revealed [#103] 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 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 pm
    Newsline [#4235] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    Journal [#10038] duration 28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3144] Tavis talks with prolific singer-songwriter-producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and sultry singer Toni Braxton. With 16 Grammys between the two of them, Edmonds and Braxton reflect on their history, including their latest collaboration. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33038] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, Barnes & Noble gets a takeover offer from a private equity firm and shares soar. Is Barnes & Noble entering a new chapter and how might it play out? And, taxpayers have recouped all of the bailout money they gave to Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. Did the bailouts keep the system from collapsing? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10870] * Ukraine unrest * State of the states * Rikers Island * Shields & Brooks * Russians: The People Behind the Power duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33038] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, Barnes & Noble gets a takeover offer from a private equity firm and shares soar. Is Barnes & Noble entering a new chapter and how might it play out? And, taxpayers have recouped all of the bailout money they gave to Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. Did the bailouts keep the system from collapsing? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    Democracy Now! [#3150] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    BBC Newsnight [#17052Z] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3540H] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10870] * Ukraine unrest * State of the states * Rikers Island * Shields & Brooks * Russians: The People Behind the Power duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3540H] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#20045] (original broadcast date: 2/21/14)
    * Photographer Bruce Weber discusses his Barney's 2014 Spring Campaign called "Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters."
    * a discussion about the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue with Jule Campbell, MJ Day, Walter Iooss and models: Carol Alt, Chrissy Teigan, Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge, Veronica Varekova and Petra Nemcova.
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3540H] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3145] Tavis talks with former hedge-fund trader Sam Polk, founder and executive director of Groceryships. The "wealth addict"-turned-philanthropist shares why he walked away from Wall Street and reassessed his priorities. Tavis also chats with multiple Emmy-winning actress Rhea Perlman. The 4-time Emmy winner and one of television's most loved comic actresses outlines her character in the TV Land comedy, Kirstie. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3540H] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#905H] Los Angeles After traveling more than 4500 miles in 30 days, the Roadtrippers book a last-minute interview with Randii Wessen, an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Los Angeles. Randii shares his story of constant determination-wisdom that resonates with Nekeed. The Roadtrip ends with an interview with Laura Danly, curator at the Griffith Observatory. Laura tells her story of arduous schooling to land a job as a NASA astronomer-only to realize that she's happiest when she shares her astronomical knowledge with others. Ending their journey with a better sense of themselves and their futures, the team gives their final reflections and says their goodbyes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3540H] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10870] * Ukraine unrest * State of the states * Rikers Island * Shields & Brooks * Russians: The People Behind the Power duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3540H] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#3150] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10870] * Ukraine unrest * State of the states * Rikers Island * Shields & Brooks * Russians: The People Behind the Power duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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