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KQED World: Saturday, August 30, 2014

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#11044H] EBOLA - Senegal reported its first case of Ebola today as the West African outbreak continues to spread. A new report in "Science" magazine has traced the outbreak to a funeral on Guinea's border with Sierra Leone in May. Hari Sreenivasan debriefs with one of the report's lead authors, Stephen Gire, a researcher with Broad Institute and Harvard University.
    MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT - President Obama has called for alliances in confronting the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria. However, the political situation in the region has grown increasingly complex as various factions compete for power, and turn to like-minded states for help. Jeffrey Brown analyzes the situation with Hisham Melhem, the Washington bureau chief of Al Arabiya news channel and Washington correspondent for the Lebanese newspaper An-Nahar, and Steven Simon, a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute.
    RETHINKING COLLEGE - More and more states across the country are tying public universities' funding to their graduation rates. In the final installment of our "Rethinking College" series, Hari Sreenivasan examines this rising trend.
    SYRIAN REFUGEES - The UN reports that over 3 million Syrians have been forced to flee their country. Most are now refugees in bordering nations, some of which are buckling from the strain of the massive influx. Jeffrey Brown discusses the implications with Paul O'Brien, vice president for policy and campaign at Oxfam.
    SHIELDS & BROOKS - Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and the New York Times' David Brooks analyze this week's top stories.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#33173H] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, stocks turn in a strong August performance. But could September's jam-packed calendar send stocks in a different direction? And, why Wal-Mart wants to be your primary care doctor. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3279] Tavis talks with pioneering comedienne Joan Rivers in part one of a revealing 2-part conversation. The internationally renowned comedienne and best-selling author talks about her latest text, Diary of a Mad Diva. Originally aired on July 14, 2014 duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    History Detectives Special Investigations [#101H] Civil War Sabotage? It was one of the worst maritime naval disasters in US history. Officially, the death toll was 1500. Unofficially, the count may have been far higher. When it mysteriously exploded on April 27, 1865, the Mississippi steamboat USS Sultana was packed with Union soldiers. The war had ended that month; at every stop more and more men clamored to board the homeward-bound ship, which blew up mid-river. However, the story of the sinking quickly vanished from the papers. What really sank the Sultana? Was it Confederate sabotage? Securing the original investigative report and its archives allows the team to forensically examine and scientifically test theories of the boilers' failure. The team also researches the stories of a Confederate agent and spy who burned Union ships on the Mississippi and was an expert in using "coal torpedoes" and a former Union inspector's deathbed revelation. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly [#1752] PROBATION FOR PROFIT - Many jurisdictions in the US have turned over their probation procedures to for-profit companies collecting fines and monitoring individuals accused of minor infractions. As small fees and interest charges begin to build, people who already cannot afford their fines can end up in jail owing exorbitant amounts. "Even beyond the basic ethical conundrum of incarceration for profit, there are other fundamental faith principles" at stake, says Caroline Isaacs, a program officer for the American Friends Service Committee. "Redemption and forgiveness really are falling by the wayside when we profitize these functions."
    THE REBBE'S LEGACY - Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, also known simply as the Rebbe, was the leader of the Chabad Lubavitch Hasidic movement when he died 20 years ago. Today, the movement has tripled in size and the Rebbe's many followers continue to remember him with visits to his gravesite. The Rebbe's personality and teachings were well-received by Jews and non-Jews alike, and his followers have established Chabad centers for teaching in over 80 countries around the world. "The Rebbe inaugurated the first attempt in all of Jewish history to reach every Jewish community and every Jew in the world," says his biographer, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. "No one was regarded as insignificant."
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Consuelo Mack WealthTrack [#1110] Risky Bonds Great bond investor Kathleen Gaffney says it's been the quietest summer bond market in her 20 plus years of managing fixed income funds. Is this the proverbial calm before the storm? Have years of low interest rates lulled investors into another false sense of security? Gaffney, Portfolio Manager of the Eaton Vance Bond Fund, is concerned about risks in the bond world and has adjusted her portfolios accordingly. She'll explain why she thinks bonds are fraught with risk and why stocks and cash are now a big part of her portfolios. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2325] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 am
    Asia Insight [#205] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Predator Legends Grizzlies, cougars and wolves - creatures full of metaphor and part of the spirit of the West - are featured in this program, which goes in search of the meaning these large predators hold for various people of the Pacific Northwest. The production was filmed in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming amid the sweeping landscape where these animals live. The camera captures images of the living legends and the people who know them. Nez Perce elder Horace Axtell says the animals are "in some sense, like brothers." He says it is about being connected: "All of these are connected in a way that old people used to live a long time ago." Doug Peacock, author of Grizzly Years and a Vietnam veteran, headed into the backcountry to heal himself and met North America's largest bears, bumping against grizzlies accidentally. "Only an experience that original, that primal, that powerful would have let me exorcise my own ghosts." Author Rick Bass says, "I don't think we'll ever know how much they're intertwined with the place." The wilderness landscape of the American West has shaped the American culture, he says, and the connection to the large animals of the wilderness is still out there "even if you don't feel it." duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    POV [#2411] If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front This program explores two of America's most pressing issues -- environmentalism and terrorism -- by lifting the veil on a radical environmental group the FBI calls the country's "number one domestic terrorism threat." Daniel McGowan, a former member of the Earth Liberation Front, faces life in prison for two multimillion dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies. What turned this working- class kid from Queens into an eco-warrior? Producer Marshall Curry provides a provocative account that is part coming-of-age story, part cautionary tale and part cops- and-robbers thriller. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly [#1752] PROBATION FOR PROFIT - Many jurisdictions in the US have turned over their probation procedures to for-profit companies collecting fines and monitoring individuals accused of minor infractions. As small fees and interest charges begin to build, people who already cannot afford their fines can end up in jail owing exorbitant amounts. "Even beyond the basic ethical conundrum of incarceration for profit, there are other fundamental faith principles" at stake, says Caroline Isaacs, a program officer for the American Friends Service Committee. "Redemption and forgiveness really are falling by the wayside when we profitize these functions."
    THE REBBE'S LEGACY - Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, also known simply as the Rebbe, was the leader of the Chabad Lubavitch Hasidic movement when he died 20 years ago. Today, the movement has tripled in size and the Rebbe's many followers continue to remember him with visits to his gravesite. The Rebbe's personality and teachings were well-received by Jews and non-Jews alike, and his followers have established Chabad centers for teaching in over 80 countries around the world. "The Rebbe inaugurated the first attempt in all of Jewish history to reach every Jewish community and every Jew in the world," says his biographer, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. "No one was regarded as insignificant."
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 am
    Moyers & Company [#334H] Stiglitz On Tax Reform to Save The Middle Class In an encore presentation, Nobel Laureate economist Joseph E. Stiglitz says he's infuriated by America's growing inequality and at how the tax code has been manipulated and abused to place the burden on the earners of ordinary income - instead of the rich and powerful most able to pay. "We already have a system that isn't working," he tells Bill Moyers. "That has contributed to making America the most unequal society of the advanced countries."
    But he has a solution. Joseph Stiglitz recently published a call to action, a 27-page report for the Roosevelt Institute on how to reform our tax system and rebuild our country. "We can have a tax system that can help create a fairer society," he says. "Only ask the people at the top to pay their fair share. It's not asking a lot. It's just saying the top 1% shouldn't be paying a lower tax rate than somebody much further down the scale - [they] shouldn't have the opportunity to move money offshore."
    Stiglitz believes that taxes can be used as incentives: "If your taxes say we want to encourage real investments in America, then you get real investment in America. But I also believe that you have to shape incentives and that markets on their own don't necessarily shape them the right way."
    Now a professor at Columbia University, Joseph E. Stiglitz served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Clinton White House, as chief economist of the World Bank and is currently president of the International Economic Association. He is a best-selling author with a worldwide following that includes presidents and prime ministers.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:00 am
    State of Surveillance A Co-production of KQED & The Center for Investigative Reporting "State of Surveillance" goes inside California police departments where new technologies ranging from automated license plate readers to facial recognition technology are making it easier to fight crime, but are also raising concerns about privacy. Are these monitoring systems becoming dragnets filled with information about law-abiding citizens? duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Focus On Europe [#3235] Deadly Danger: Looming Tsunami In Norwa Norway: Deadly Danger - More often than not, people associate tsunamis with Japan. But people living around Geirangerfjord in Norway are well aware of their own vulnerability to a huge tidal wave. Mount ?kernes threatens to crash into the fjord, with incalculable consequences. Geologists are measuring and monitoring the steep mountain's movements, and are sure the tsunami that would result from a major landslide would inundate the surrounding villages. Scientists say an 80-meter tidal wave following a collapse would sweep everything into the narrow arm of the sea. 4,000 villagers are at risk. Some have already moved to higher elevations. Others continue to live down near the water, despite the threat of a natural disaster. The area has already experienced two such disasters. In 1905 and 1934, dozens of people lost their lives. Romania: Fearless Shepherds - Their lives are poor, archaic and not without danger. Shepherds in Romania have to be on constant alert for wolves and brown bears that attack their herds. Some 5,000 to 6,000 bears roam the forests of the Carpathian Mountains. There are especially large numbers of them in summer. Then thousands of shepherds with their sheep dogs trek through the mountains and valleys of the Carpathians. Usually just a wooden box serves as summer accommodation. The dwelling stands in the middle of the area where they feed their flocks. That makes its easier for the shepherds to keep an eye on their animals and protect them. Bears and wolves aren't the only danger for the shepherds, however. Germany: Resolute Refugees - Countless refugee dramas have taken place off the coast of Lampedusa. Year after year, tens of thousands of people fleeing Africa end up on the Italian island. But hardly any of them want to stay in Italy. One group has managed to get as far as Berlin. In recent history the Berlin district of Kreuzberg has enjoyed a reputation for being unconventional and nonconformist. For several months now it's also been accommodating several dozen refugees from Morocco, Senegal, Sudan and other African countries. The immigrants Africa haven't found a permanent home there, however. They are living in a disused school, tolerated by the authorities, eyed warily by residents, beset by the police. As most are threatened with expulsion, some took refuge on the roof of the school. Britain: Historical Trauma - A hundred years after World War One, Britain is remembering not only the 17 million victims who lost their lives on all fronts and sides, but also the many men who returned home from the battlefields of Europe with psychological scars. Some of the former soldiers suffered from a hitherto unknown disorder: shell shock. Sergeant Bernard Brookes, a signaler, wrote a diary describing the appalling conditions in the trenches and his difficulties after being invalided out of active service with the condition. He wrote extensively about how society treated the traumatized returning soldiers. His letters and diary were published in book form early last year. duration 26:10   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5408H] * The crisis in Ukraine and the threat of Islamic State militants (ISIL) are just two of the foreign policy challenges President Obama and his national security team are facing this week.
    The conflict in Ukraine has intensified as Russian troops have brazenly moved inside Ukrainian territory. NATO released satellite images it says show as many as 1000 Russian armed forces entering southeastern Ukraine, a claim Russia denies. The escalation comes just days after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met to discuss ways to end the conflict.
    Rooting out Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq is proving more challenging for the Obama administration. During a news conference on Thursday, President Obama said the US was considering a range of options to confront and destroy ISIL militants but added that the US did not have a strategy yet.
    Alexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics and Hannah Allam of McClatchy Newspapers will have analysis of the evolving US strategy in dealing with ISIL and the new challenges the Russia-Ukraine standoff has created.
    * Plans by restaurant giant Burger King to purchase Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons and relocating its corporate headquarters north of the border has added fire to the controversy over a growing trend of US companies relocating abroad. Greg Ip of The Economist will explain why the dysfunctional corporate-tax system in American may be to blame.
    * Plus, Dan Balz of The Washington Post will take a closer look at the dominant issues for voters leading into the midterm elections from raising the minimum wage to global instability and immigration reform. And be sure to read Gwen's Take on why voting for the candidate you dislike the least, may not be the best strategy in the voting booth this fall.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 am
    State of Surveillance A Co-production of KQED & The Center for Investigative Reporting "State of Surveillance" goes inside California police departments where new technologies ranging from automated license plate readers to facial recognition technology are making it easier to fight crime, but are also raising concerns about privacy. Are these monitoring systems becoming dragnets filled with information about law-abiding citizens? duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    BBC Newsnight [#17241H] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:30 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2325] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3236H] duration 27:30   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:30 am
    Charlie Rose - The Week [#207] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#334H] Stiglitz On Tax Reform to Save The Middle Class In an encore presentation, Nobel Laureate economist Joseph E. Stiglitz says he's infuriated by America's growing inequality and at how the tax code has been manipulated and abused to place the burden on the earners of ordinary income - instead of the rich and powerful most able to pay. "We already have a system that isn't working," he tells Bill Moyers. "That has contributed to making America the most unequal society of the advanced countries."
    But he has a solution. Joseph Stiglitz recently published a call to action, a 27-page report for the Roosevelt Institute on how to reform our tax system and rebuild our country. "We can have a tax system that can help create a fairer society," he says. "Only ask the people at the top to pay their fair share. It's not asking a lot. It's just saying the top 1% shouldn't be paying a lower tax rate than somebody much further down the scale - [they] shouldn't have the opportunity to move money offshore."
    Stiglitz believes that taxes can be used as incentives: "If your taxes say we want to encourage real investments in America, then you get real investment in America. But I also believe that you have to shape incentives and that markets on their own don't necessarily shape them the right way."
    Now a professor at Columbia University, Joseph E. Stiglitz served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Clinton White House, as chief economist of the World Bank and is currently president of the International Economic Association. He is a best-selling author with a worldwide following that includes presidents and prime ministers.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 pm
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly [#1752] PROBATION FOR PROFIT - Many jurisdictions in the US have turned over their probation procedures to for-profit companies collecting fines and monitoring individuals accused of minor infractions. As small fees and interest charges begin to build, people who already cannot afford their fines can end up in jail owing exorbitant amounts. "Even beyond the basic ethical conundrum of incarceration for profit, there are other fundamental faith principles" at stake, says Caroline Isaacs, a program officer for the American Friends Service Committee. "Redemption and forgiveness really are falling by the wayside when we profitize these functions."
    THE REBBE'S LEGACY - Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, also known simply as the Rebbe, was the leader of the Chabad Lubavitch Hasidic movement when he died 20 years ago. Today, the movement has tripled in size and the Rebbe's many followers continue to remember him with visits to his gravesite. The Rebbe's personality and teachings were well-received by Jews and non-Jews alike, and his followers have established Chabad centers for teaching in over 80 countries around the world. "The Rebbe inaugurated the first attempt in all of Jewish history to reach every Jewish community and every Jew in the world," says his biographer, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. "No one was regarded as insignificant."
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 pm
    QUEST [#604H] The Physics of Biking/Whale Shark Investigate the forces that allow humans to balance on a bicycle with researchers from Davis, California who are trying to understand the physics of riding a bike. And, meet Bay Area researchers working to protect frogs across the state and across the world. Plus, explore whale sharks with Kip Evans, a wildlife filmmaker from Pacific Grove, California. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    BioCentury This Week [#335] duration 25:41   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Shift Change A documentary by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today's economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces. With the long decline in US manufacturing and today's economic crisis, millions have been thrown out of work, and many are losing their homes.
    The usual economic solutions are not working, so some citizens and public officials are ready to think outside of the box, to reinvent our failing economy in order to restore long term community stability and a more egalitarian way of life. There is growing interest in firms that are owned and managed by their workers. Such firms tend to be more profitable and innovative, and more committed to the communities where they are based.
    Yet the public has little knowledge of their success, and the promise they offer for a better life. This film encourages support for employee ownership, and provides on-the-ground experience from a variety of enterprises and locations. Screenings have already occurred, and more are being planned, in cities around the world.
    duration 59:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 pm
    Locked Out In the wind-swept sands of California's Mojave Desert sits a small town called Boron, population 2000. It is home to one of the largest borates mines in the world. The mine is owned by Rio Tinto, a British-American multinational company, whose net earnings in 2009 were nearly $5 billion dollars. This company has faced lawsuits by communities around the world over distribution of their way of life and pollution of their environment. In the fall of 2009, when the ILWU Local 30 miners' contract expired, Rio Tinto decided to drastically cut the miners' pay and benefits. But the workers rejected this and the company retaliated by locking out the workers on January 31, 2010. For 107 days the miners and their families stood up to Rio Tinto. This is their story duration 58:30   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    POV [#2709H] Big Men Over five years, director Rachel Boynton and her cinematographer filmed the quest for oil in Ghana by Dallas-based Kosmos. The company develops the country's first commercial oil field, yet its success is quickly compromised by political intrigue and accusations of corruption. As Ghanaians wait to reap the benefits of oil, the filmmakers discover violent resistance down the coast in the Niger Delta, where poor Nigerians have yet to prosper from decades-old oil fields. This film, executive produced by Brad Pitt, provides an unprecedented inside look at the global deal making and dark underside of energy development - a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 5:30 pm
    New Environmentalists: From Kenya to the Arctic Circle This program features portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists. They are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries, while often creating partnerships with unlikely allies. They share a common goal, safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for environmental justice in their communities. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#203H] Included: For years, young adult literature, better known as YA, has had a faithful following of younger readers. But now, more people over the age of 18 than ever before are picking up these addictive books, turning the genre into a booming business. Tracy Wholf sits down with award-winning author Lois Lowry and others to discuss how these titles are being adapted into popular films. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:30 pm
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5408H] * The crisis in Ukraine and the threat of Islamic State militants (ISIL) are just two of the foreign policy challenges President Obama and his national security team are facing this week.
    The conflict in Ukraine has intensified as Russian troops have brazenly moved inside Ukrainian territory. NATO released satellite images it says show as many as 1000 Russian armed forces entering southeastern Ukraine, a claim Russia denies. The escalation comes just days after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met to discuss ways to end the conflict.
    Rooting out Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq is proving more challenging for the Obama administration. During a news conference on Thursday, President Obama said the US was considering a range of options to confront and destroy ISIL militants but added that the US did not have a strategy yet.
    Alexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics and Hannah Allam of McClatchy Newspapers will have analysis of the evolving US strategy in dealing with ISIL and the new challenges the Russia-Ukraine standoff has created.
    * Plans by restaurant giant Burger King to purchase Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons and relocating its corporate headquarters north of the border has added fire to the controversy over a growing trend of US companies relocating abroad. Greg Ip of The Economist will explain why the dysfunctional corporate-tax system in American may be to blame.
    * Plus, Dan Balz of The Washington Post will take a closer look at the dominant issues for voters leading into the midterm elections from raising the minimum wage to global instability and immigration reform. And be sure to read Gwen's Take on why voting for the candidate you dislike the least, may not be the best strategy in the voting booth this fall.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    State of Surveillance A Co-production of KQED & The Center for Investigative Reporting "State of Surveillance" goes inside California police departments where new technologies ranging from automated license plate readers to facial recognition technology are making it easier to fight crime, but are also raising concerns about privacy. Are these monitoring systems becoming dragnets filled with information about law-abiding citizens? duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    QUEST [#604H] The Physics of Biking/Whale Shark Investigate the forces that allow humans to balance on a bicycle with researchers from Davis, California who are trying to understand the physics of riding a bike. And, meet Bay Area researchers working to protect frogs across the state and across the world. Plus, explore whale sharks with Kip Evans, a wildlife filmmaker from Pacific Grove, California. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1303] East Texas Zay Harding takes roping lessons and experiences the famous Gun Show in Ft. Worth, visits the Book Depository with an eyewitness to the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, travels to the oil fields in Kilgore, stops at the Huntsville State Penitentiary, tours the Johnson Space Center with Alan Bean in Houston and celebrates the 4th of July in Chappell Hill. duration 57:31   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation [#101H] North America Snow geese, pelicans, and bald eagles fly over the Great Plains, the Grand Canyon, Alaska and the Golden Gate Bridge as they encounter and engage with bears, dolphins, bison, and spawning fish. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Nova [#4111H] Why Sharks Attack In recent years, an unusual spate of deadly shark attacks has gripped Australia, resulting in five deaths in 10 months. At the same time, great white sharks have begun appearing in growing numbers off the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, not far from the waters where Steven Spielberg filmed the ultimate shark fright film, Jaws. What's behind the mysterious arrival of this apex predator in an area where they've rarely been seen for hundreds of years? Are deadly encounters with tourists inevitable? To separate fact from fear, Nova teams up with leading shark experts in Australia and the United States to discover the science behind the great white's hunting instincts. Do sharks ever target humans or is each attack a tragic case of mistaken identity? Can a deeper understanding of shark senses lead scientists to design effective deterrents and help prevent future attacks? With shark populations around the world plummeting, scientists race to unlock the secrets of these powerful creatures of the deep in their quest to save people -- and sharks. duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Operation Maneater [#101H] Great White Shark Mark Evans travels to Western Australia, where seven people have been killed by sharks in the last three years. Authorities have implemented radical measures to catch and kill any shark they deem a threat. Evans wants to find non-lethal solutions to keep people - and sharks - safe. He enters the water to attach tracking tags to great whites; joins beach patrol teams searching for sharks; and tests a new "multi-spectral" camera that spots sharks from the air even when they are hidden several meters underwater. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    America Reframed [#219] Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek This program follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Over the course of a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face ordeals that include Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice. duration 1:23:27   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
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