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KQED World: Friday, September 5, 2014

Channels 9.3 •  54.5 | XFINITY 190

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Friday, September 5, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#11048H] FERGUSON OR TERROR - The Department of Justice will launch a civil rights investigation into the practices of the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson. Judy Woodruff explores how the investigation may play out with Robert Driscoll, a partner at the law firm Friedlander Misler in Washington, DC, and Tracie Keesee, co-founder of the Center for Policing Equity.
    ADMISSIONS - Goucher College has announced a new admissions option that eliminates traditional admissions requirements such as test scores and transcripts, and asks instead that students create a two-minute video explaining why they would thrive at the school. Jeffrey Brown discusses this new option with Goucher College president Jose Antonio Bowen.
    MCDONNELL VERDICT - Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was found guilty on 11 corruption-related charges today. His wife, Maureen McDonnell, was found guilty on nine charges. Judy Woodruff has the story.
    KANSAS SENATE RACE - Democratic candidate Chad Taylor abruptly announced his withdrawal from the Kansas Senate race late yesterday, leaving Independent candidate Greg Orman to face off against Republican incumbent Pat Roberts. Judy Woodruff analyzes this development with Jonathan Martin, the New York Times' national political correspondent.
    ALGAE - The algae bloom that turned part of Lake Erie toxic has brought a new level of attention to environmental troubles in the Great Lakes. Christy McDonald of Detroit Public Television speaks to scientists about the latest thinking on the underlying causes, and what's changing with the environment now.
    NFL - As the pro-football season kicks off, the NFL is introducing several new rules aimed at preventing head injuries. Jeffery Brown examines the changes with DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, and Dr. Matthew Matava who is team physician for the St. Louis Rams and a member of the NFL Physicians Society, but does not speak for the NFL itself.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#33177] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3283] Tavis talks with Dr. Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. The US diplomat and author of Foreign Policy Begins at Home weighs in on the ISIS threat. Tavis also chats with jazz pianist Billy Childs. The Grammy-winning pianist-composer shares why he chose to pay tribute to singer-songwriter Laura Nyro in his latest project, "Map to the Treasure", and also performs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Local USA [#106] Defying Disabilities Three stories question the limits of any disability: the loving marriage of two intellectually-challenged individuals in New York City; a volunteer program that introduces unlikely candidates to surfing on the North Shore of Hawaii; and a blind North Carolina hiker sets out to climb the Appalachian Trail. duration 27:30   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:30 am
    Local USA [#105] Native American Culture Three stories about the modern Native American culture: A look at how climate change is effecting a Pacific Northwest tribe known as the "Salmon People" and how science can help find a solution; the Lincoln, Nebraska rock star artist who's creating sculptures, linking the past to the present; and the fight an Oklahoma tribe tries to revive their fading language. duration 26:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Newsline [#5115] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3284] Tavis talks with Brown University Africana studies professor Dr. Tricia Rose. The internationally respected scholar offers her take on the aftermath of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. Tavis also chats with producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist Sergio Mendes, who reflects on his influence on the music industry, his collaborations and his mediums and talks about his latest projects. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Well Read [#332] Dinaw Mengestu, All Our Names A deep tale of Africa, immigrants, love and friendship from award-winning author Mengestu. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1201] Did The Universe Have A Beginning? Some scientists claim that the universe did not have a beginning. Some theologians contend that the universe did not need a beginning. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Nova [#3704H] Ghosts of Machu Picchu Perched atop a mountain crest, mysteriously abandoned 400 years ago, Machu Picchu is the most famous archeological ruin in the Western hemisphere and an iconic symbol of the power and engineering prowess of the Inca. In the years since Machu Picchu was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, there have been countless theories about this "Lost City of the Incas," yet it remains an enigma. Why did the Incas build it on such an inaccessible site, clinging to the steep face of a mountain? Who lived among its stone buildings, farmed its emerald green terraces and drank from its sophisticated aqueduct system? NOVA joins a new generation of archeologists as they probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven't been touched since the time of the Incas and unearth burial grounds of the people who built the sacred site. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Operation Maneater [#102H] Polar Bear Mark Evans travels to the shores of Canada's Hudson Bay where polar bears are causing havoc in isolated communities. He arrives in the town of Churchill hours after an attack has left two people with serious injuries and a bear dead. Mark joins the Polar Bear Alert team as they transport a captured bear by helicopter to a release site outside town. And in the Inuit town of Arviat, Mark works with wildlife officers to test an aerial drone early warning system, a military grade ultra-loud speaker to deter bears and a controversial experiment to place meat out on the tundra to divert bears away from town. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:00 am
    Secrets of the Dead [#1304H] The Lost Gardens of Babylon This film examines a world wonder so elusive, most people have decided it must be mythical. Centuries of digging have turned up nothing. But they were digging in the wrong place. Now, this film proves the spectacular Hanging Gardens of Babylon did exist, shows us where they were, what they looked like and how they were constructed. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Local USA [#106] Defying Disabilities Three stories question the limits of any disability: the loving marriage of two intellectually-challenged individuals in New York City; a volunteer program that introduces unlikely candidates to surfing on the North Shore of Hawaii; and a blind North Carolina hiker sets out to climb the Appalachian Trail. duration 27:30   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:30 am
    Local USA [#105] Native American Culture Three stories about the modern Native American culture: A look at how climate change is effecting a Pacific Northwest tribe known as the "Salmon People" and how science can help find a solution; the Lincoln, Nebraska rock star artist who's creating sculptures, linking the past to the present; and the fight an Oklahoma tribe tries to revive their fading language. duration 26:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3284] Tavis talks with Brown University Africana studies professor Dr. Tricia Rose. The internationally respected scholar offers her take on the aftermath of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. Tavis also chats with producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist Sergio Mendes, who reflects on his influence on the music industry, his collaborations and his mediums and talks about his latest projects. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3283] Tavis talks with Dr. Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. The US diplomat and author of Foreign Policy Begins at Home weighs in on the ISIS threat. Tavis also chats with jazz pianist Billy Childs. The Grammy-winning pianist-composer shares why he chose to pay tribute to singer-songwriter Laura Nyro in his latest project, "Map to the Treasure", and also performs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 am
    Well Read [#332] Dinaw Mengestu, All Our Names A deep tale of Africa, immigrants, love and friendship from award-winning author Mengestu. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1201] Did The Universe Have A Beginning? Some scientists claim that the universe did not have a beginning. Some theologians contend that the universe did not need a beginning. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    Nova [#3704H] Ghosts of Machu Picchu Perched atop a mountain crest, mysteriously abandoned 400 years ago, Machu Picchu is the most famous archeological ruin in the Western hemisphere and an iconic symbol of the power and engineering prowess of the Inca. In the years since Machu Picchu was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, there have been countless theories about this "Lost City of the Incas," yet it remains an enigma. Why did the Incas build it on such an inaccessible site, clinging to the steep face of a mountain? Who lived among its stone buildings, farmed its emerald green terraces and drank from its sophisticated aqueduct system? NOVA joins a new generation of archeologists as they probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven't been touched since the time of the Incas and unearth burial grounds of the people who built the sacred site. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Operation Maneater [#102H] Polar Bear Mark Evans travels to the shores of Canada's Hudson Bay where polar bears are causing havoc in isolated communities. He arrives in the town of Churchill hours after an attack has left two people with serious injuries and a bear dead. Mark joins the Polar Bear Alert team as they transport a captured bear by helicopter to a release site outside town. And in the Inuit town of Arviat, Mark works with wildlife officers to test an aerial drone early warning system, a military grade ultra-loud speaker to deter bears and a controversial experiment to place meat out on the tundra to divert bears away from town. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:00 pm
    Secrets of the Dead [#1304H] The Lost Gardens of Babylon This film examines a world wonder so elusive, most people have decided it must be mythical. Centuries of digging have turned up nothing. But they were digging in the wrong place. Now, this film proves the spectacular Hanging Gardens of Babylon did exist, shows us where they were, what they looked like and how they were constructed. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Newsline [#5115] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    Journal [#10178] duration 28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3284] Tavis talks with Brown University Africana studies professor Dr. Tricia Rose. The internationally respected scholar offers her take on the aftermath of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. Tavis also chats with producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist Sergio Mendes, who reflects on his influence on the music industry, his collaborations and his mediums and talks about his latest projects. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33178] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11049] NATO - Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko announced a cease-fire agreement outside of the NATO summit in Wales today. Today marked the close of the two-day summit, which was dominated by talks of the crisis in Ukraine and the Islamic State militant group. Jeffrey Brown discusses the summit with Nicholas Burns, a former US ambassador to NATO who is now a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Michael McFaul, a former US ambassador to Russia who is now a professor at Stanford University, and John Mearsheimer, a professor of political science at the University of Chicago.
    JOBS REPORT - The latest jobs report came in below expectations despite economists' predictions of a solid month of hiring in August. Economics correspondent Paul Solman has the story as part of his on-going reporting on "Making Sen$e" of financial news.
    SHIELDS &BROOKS - Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and the New York Times' David Brooks analyze this week's top stories.
    GUNS & POETRY - In a tragic accident, a 9-year-old girl shot and killed her instructor at a gun range last week. This shocking event raised questions about how people, especially children, cope with fatal accidents. Poet Gregory Orr reflects on this in a poem he wrote about accidentally killing his own brother in a gun accident at the age of 12.
    JOAN RIVERS - Comedian Joan Rivers died yesterday at a hospital in New York at the age of 81. Judy Woodruff explores the life and legacy of one of the pioneers for women in comedy.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33178] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    Democracy Now! [#4030] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    BBC Newsnight [#17248H] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3680H] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11049] NATO - Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko announced a cease-fire agreement outside of the NATO summit in Wales today. Today marked the close of the two-day summit, which was dominated by talks of the crisis in Ukraine and the Islamic State militant group. Jeffrey Brown discusses the summit with Nicholas Burns, a former US ambassador to NATO who is now a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Michael McFaul, a former US ambassador to Russia who is now a professor at Stanford University, and John Mearsheimer, a professor of political science at the University of Chicago.
    JOBS REPORT - The latest jobs report came in below expectations despite economists' predictions of a solid month of hiring in August. Economics correspondent Paul Solman has the story as part of his on-going reporting on "Making Sen$e" of financial news.
    SHIELDS &BROOKS - Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and the New York Times' David Brooks analyze this week's top stories.
    GUNS & POETRY - In a tragic accident, a 9-year-old girl shot and killed her instructor at a gun range last week. This shocking event raised questions about how people, especially children, cope with fatal accidents. Poet Gregory Orr reflects on this in a poem he wrote about accidentally killing his own brother in a gun accident at the age of 12.
    JOAN RIVERS - Comedian Joan Rivers died yesterday at a hospital in New York at the age of 81. Judy Woodruff explores the life and legacy of one of the pioneers for women in comedy.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3680H] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#20185H] (original broadcast date: 9/05/14)
    * former Ambassador Robert Ford talks about US policy in Syria
    * a tribute to Joan Rivers
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3680H] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3285] Tavis talks with Chuck D, founder of the pioneering - and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group - Public Enemy. The music pioneer discusses the current state of hip-hop and the rap culture. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3680H] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#702H] Traveling up Highway 101 to San Francisco, the team takes in the iconic sights of the West coast, from sea lions to the Golden Gate Bridge, before stopping to speak with Aleks Zavaleta, Executive Director of Loco Bloco, a community outreach program. In Sebastopol they interview Jay Shafer, designer of Tumbleweed Tiny Homes, sustainable homes as small as 65 square feet, whose home makes the RV seem spacious. Continuing into the Pacific Northwest, the team is invited into the home of Lori Pappas, CEO of Global Team for Local Initiatives, an Ethiopian aid organization. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3680H] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11049] NATO - Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko announced a cease-fire agreement outside of the NATO summit in Wales today. Today marked the close of the two-day summit, which was dominated by talks of the crisis in Ukraine and the Islamic State militant group. Jeffrey Brown discusses the summit with Nicholas Burns, a former US ambassador to NATO who is now a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Michael McFaul, a former US ambassador to Russia who is now a professor at Stanford University, and John Mearsheimer, a professor of political science at the University of Chicago.
    JOBS REPORT - The latest jobs report came in below expectations despite economists' predictions of a solid month of hiring in August. Economics correspondent Paul Solman has the story as part of his on-going reporting on "Making Sen$e" of financial news.
    SHIELDS &BROOKS - Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and the New York Times' David Brooks analyze this week's top stories.
    GUNS & POETRY - In a tragic accident, a 9-year-old girl shot and killed her instructor at a gun range last week. This shocking event raised questions about how people, especially children, cope with fatal accidents. Poet Gregory Orr reflects on this in a poem he wrote about accidentally killing his own brother in a gun accident at the age of 12.
    JOAN RIVERS - Comedian Joan Rivers died yesterday at a hospital in New York at the age of 81. Judy Woodruff explores the life and legacy of one of the pioneers for women in comedy.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3680H] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#4030] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#11049] NATO - Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko announced a cease-fire agreement outside of the NATO summit in Wales today. Today marked the close of the two-day summit, which was dominated by talks of the crisis in Ukraine and the Islamic State militant group. Jeffrey Brown discusses the summit with Nicholas Burns, a former US ambassador to NATO who is now a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Michael McFaul, a former US ambassador to Russia who is now a professor at Stanford University, and John Mearsheimer, a professor of political science at the University of Chicago.
    JOBS REPORT - The latest jobs report came in below expectations despite economists' predictions of a solid month of hiring in August. Economics correspondent Paul Solman has the story as part of his on-going reporting on "Making Sen$e" of financial news.
    SHIELDS &BROOKS - Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and the New York Times' David Brooks analyze this week's top stories.
    GUNS & POETRY - In a tragic accident, a 9-year-old girl shot and killed her instructor at a gun range last week. This shocking event raised questions about how people, especially children, cope with fatal accidents. Poet Gregory Orr reflects on this in a poem he wrote about accidentally killing his own brother in a gun accident at the age of 12.
    JOAN RIVERS - Comedian Joan Rivers died yesterday at a hospital in New York at the age of 81. Judy Woodruff explores the life and legacy of one of the pioneers for women in comedy.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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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.

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