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KQED World: Sunday, December 17, 2017

Channels 9.3 •  54.5 | XFINITY 190

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Sunday, December 17, 2017
  • 12:30 am
    An American Mosque This documentary follows a group of Muslim farmers in Yuba City, California, as they struggle to build their local mosque only to see it destroyed by arson. In the wake of the fire, questions abound: Who committed the crime? Is the arson an act of hate? How will the community respond and rebuild?
    Despite their loss, the film's central characters are unrelenting in their conviction that all Americans are entitled to a religious sanctuary and the right to practice their faith openly. Witness how they regroup and peacefully respond to this devastating crime, while members of other faiths show their support. As mosque projects come under attack and hate-crimes against Muslims rise across the country, this program offers a cautionary tale showing the human consequence of this intolerance.
    duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine [#101] Birth of a Faith The series begins in Bethlehem and travels throughout the Holy Land. With the Gospels as a guide, host Jonathan Phillips traces the life of Jesus from his birth, ministry, passion, and resurrection. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine [#102] The Great Missionary Meet the man whose transformation is one of the most compelling in history, the Apostle Paul. Journey with Jonathan Phillips as he re-traces Paul's bold quest to bring the Christian message to Asia and Europe, a quest which would see him imprisoned, beaten and on the brink of death. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2637] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Washington Week [#5724] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Scully/The World Show [#2035] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Open Mind [#3806] We The.... Bots and Trolls Guest: Nick Monaco Oxford Internet Institute researcher Nick Monaco talks about the meaning of bots and trolls and their influence on contemporary society. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Focus On Europe [#3550] duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 am
    Global 3000 [#950] USA: Rise of the Far-Right The Democratic Republic of Congo is rich in natural resources like tin and coltan, without which our smartphones, tablets and PCs wouldn't work. But this vast natural wealth has brought the country untold suffering. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    America Reframed [#504] Enter The Faun Tracing the unlikely collaboration between a veteran choreographer and a young actor with cerebral palsy, this story challenges the boundaries of medicine and art to prove that every body is capable of miraculous transformation. duration 1:26:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 am
    An American Mosque This documentary follows a group of Muslim farmers in Yuba City, California, as they struggle to build their local mosque only to see it destroyed by arson. In the wake of the fire, questions abound: Who committed the crime? Is the arson an act of hate? How will the community respond and rebuild?
    Despite their loss, the film's central characters are unrelenting in their conviction that all Americans are entitled to a religious sanctuary and the right to practice their faith openly. Witness how they regroup and peacefully respond to this devastating crime, while members of other faiths show their support. As mosque projects come under attack and hate-crimes against Muslims rise across the country, this program offers a cautionary tale showing the human consequence of this intolerance.
    duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 am
    Between The Lines with Barry Kibrick [#1729] Joel Bailey - The Vorpal Sword Author and Producer Joel Bailey takes Lewis Carroll's nonsensical poem, the Jabberwocky, and turns it into an epic, fantasy journey filled with parables that can be related to our current times. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:30 am
    Well Read [#615] Garth Stein & Mary Ann Gwinn: Writers to Reviewers A show for readers, writers and reviewers. First author Garth Stein gives tips on navigating the world of the writer. Then some of our past guests weigh in on research, inspiration and writing styles. Finally, Mary Ann Gwinn is interviewed about life of a reviewer. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    Articulate with Jim Cotter [#206] Mark Mothersbaugh, 21st Century Renaissance Man Mark Mothersbaugh has sustained a life in art that's far removed from his beginnings as the frontman of the 1980s cult band DEVO. Liz Casella: Patterns Hidden in Plain Sight - Liz Casella designs for a part of the fashion industry that few people know exists. But much of haute couture feeds off her creativity. Greg Dunn: Thinking about Thinking - In trying to illustrate the complexity of the human brain, Greg Dunn has created great beauty. Nature Knows Best - Nature has been the greatest singular source of inspiration for artists throughout the ages. Today, more than ever, its influence endures. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:30 am
    Exotic Invaders: Pythons in the Everglades EXOTIC INVADERS: PYTHONS IN THE EVERGLADES documents how the Everglades' fragile and treasured ecosystem is under attack by invasive species including an apex predator-the Burmese python. The Burmese python, a ravenous snake that rivals the anaconda in size and appetite, has gained a foothold in the Everglades. Since its arrival, the native animal populations of possums, raccoons, bobcats, foxes, otters and armadillos have crashed by as much as 98 percent. The one-hour documentary features interviews with the hunters, scientists and policy makers on the front lines of the battle against Florida's pythons. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 am
    Start Up [#511] Juice Messenger Gary and the crew head to Flagstaff, Arizona to meet with Summer and Mike Sanders, co-owners of Local Juicery, a superfood kitchen that makes Organic Cold Pressed Juice and healthy cuisine. Then they head over to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with Fredrick Hutson, owner of Pigeonly, a company that provides families with low-cost inmate communication. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama [#101] The Beginning The story of the Jewish experience begins 3000 years ago with the emergence of a tribal people in a contested land and their extraordinary book, the Hebrew Bible, a chronicle of their stormy relationship with a faceless, formless, jealous God. It was loyalty to this "God of Words" that defined the distinct identity of the ancient Jews and preserved it despite all that history could throw their way - war, invasion, deportation, enslavement, exile and assimilation. The story unfolds with a dazzling cast of historical characters: Sigmund Freud dying in exile in London; Victorian evangelicals and explorers following "in the footsteps" of Moses; Jewish mercenaries living, prospering and intermarrying in the pagan land of Egypt; Messianic Jews dreaming of the Apocalypse; and a Jewish historian, Josephus, who witnessed first-hand the moment when the apocalypse finally came and the Romans destroyed the Jewish High Temple in Jerusalem. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama [#102] Among Believers Simon Schama's epic series continues with the story of medieval Jews struggling to preserve their identity - and sometimes their lives - under the rule of Christianity and Islam. Whether labeled "Christ-killers" by the Christians or "dhimmi" (non-Muslim citizens of an Islamic community) by the Muslims, diaspora Jews built new lives and invented new ways of being Jewish in exile in the face of discrimination, blood-libels and persecution interspersed with periods of tolerance, protection and peaceful co-existence. Drawing on some of the extraordinary documents they left behind, this episode offers a vivid portrait of Jewish bankers, merchants, doctors, poets and artists flourishing in Lincoln, Cordoba, Venice and Cairo and tells the heart-rending story of their mass expulsion from Spain in 1492. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 pm
    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama [#103] A Leap of Faith Simon Schama explores the bright, hopeful moment when Enlightenment thinkers and revolutionary armies brought ghetto walls crashing down - allowing Jews to weave their wisdom, creativity and energies into the very fabric of modern life in Europe. One of the most of fruitful branches of this Jewish renaissance was in music, and the stellar careers of Giacomo Meyerbeer and Felix Mendelssohn established the enduring tradition for Jewish musical prodigies. However, the remarkably successful integration of Jewish talent into the mainstream of European culture and commerce stirred up the ghosts of ancient prejudice, decked out in the new clothes of romantic nationalism and the pseudo-science of anti-semitism. The road to the hell of the Holocaust was paved by the diatribes of Richard Wagner, while the trial of Alfred Dreyfus led Theodor Herzl to conclude that without a homeland of their own, Jews would never be free of the millennia-old persecution. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 pm
    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama [#104] Over The Rainbow Simon Schama plunges viewers into the lost world of the shtetl, the Jewish towns and villages sewn across the hinterlands of Eastern Europe, which became the seedbed of a uniquely Jewish culture. Shtetl culture would make its mark on the modern world, from the revolutionary politics of the Soviet Union to the mass culture of Tin Pan Alley and Hollywood. It was also the birthplaces of Hasidism, the most visible, iconic and, arguably, most misunderstood expression of Jewish faith and fervor. This episode travels from the forests of Lithuania, where Schama's own family logged wood and fought wolves, to the boulevards of Odessa, where shtetl kids argued the merits of revolutionary socialism over Zionism. From the Ukrainian city of Uman, where today thousands of the Hasidim chant and sing over the tomb of the wonder-working Rabbi Nachman, to the streets of Manhattan's lower east side, where the sons of shtetl immigrants wrote the American songbook. The program returns, with grim inevitability, to Eastern Europe in 1940, where the genocidal mechanisms of the "final solution" were beginning to grind the shtetl world into dust and ash. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 pm
    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama [#105] Return Simon Schama examines how the Holocaust and the creation of Israel have fundamentally changed what it means to be Jewish. Mixing personal recollection with epic history, Schama tells the story of the remarkable personalities and unprecedented events that turned the Zionist dream of creating a modern state of Israel into reality - and the consequences for the world. With contributions from writer David Grossman, photographer Micha Bar-Am, kibbutz founder Freddie Kahan, West Bank settler Zvi Cooper and Palestinian villager Yacoub Odeh, the film explores the tension between the high ideals and dire necessities that led to the creation of a Jewish homeland and the realities of conflict, dispossession and occupation that have followed in its wake. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam [#101] The program captures a broad range of voices and ideas of ordinary people and respected scholars in the interfaith field, and contrasts the religious practices of the three faiths, including the rituals of fasting and marriage. Later, the program features a dramatic and moving example of reconciliation as the father of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter opens a dialogue between Muslims and Jews to create better understanding between the two faiths. In the same spirit, a conflict-resolution workshop engages in an intensive dialogue as they attempt to dispel myths, misconceptions and stereotypes about each others' religion. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 pm
    Nature [#3304] Soul of the Elephant Ironically, every dead elephant with its ivory intact is a reason to celebrate. It means an elephant died of natural causes, not bullets, snares or poison, and a soul was allowed to be celebrated and mourned by its herd. Award-winning filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert start with the remains of two bull elephants and through a series of key flashbacks, look at the lives they would have led, the dramas they may have seen, their great migrations for water with their families, and their encounters with lions and hyenas. This film, shot over two years, will be an intimate look at elephants through the lens of perhaps the greatest storytellers of natural history. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-S (Secondary audio: none)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#304] Tragedy + Time = Comedy Uncover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America's funniest men-Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader-as they learn how comedy truly has its place in all aspects of life. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Doc World [#113] One Child The 2008 Sichuan earthquake, China's deadliest disaster in three decades, killed 90,000 people, including more than 5,000 children. Losing a child is an immeasurable tragedy for parents anywhere, but in China the effect is compounded by the one-child policy. This means that if you lose your child, you're often losing your one and only child - and with it the totality of your life's emotional investment. In response to the earthquake, China's government made an exception for those who lost their only child to conceive another. One Child follows the journey of these three families as they try to restore a sense of normalcy and struggle to move past the loss of their children. duration 56:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    Fire in the Forest: The Life and Legacy of the Ba'al Shem Tov Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer (1698-1760), known as the Ba'al Shem Tov ("Master of the Good Name"), is one of the most beloved and celebrated, yet elusive, figures in Jewish history. Today, Jews worldwide - and even non-Jews - revere him as the founder of the Hasidic movement, a 18th-century offshoot of Judaism that promotes a mystical interpretation of the Bible, and as a model of piety and spirituality. This documentary explores the life and legacy of the Ba'al Shem Tov through interviews with religious leaders and scholars, and on-location footage. The title derives from a tale about rabbis finding a hidden fire in the forest where they could appeal to God for help and have their prayers answered. duration 57:44   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nature [#3304] Soul of the Elephant Ironically, every dead elephant with its ivory intact is a reason to celebrate. It means an elephant died of natural causes, not bullets, snares or poison, and a soul was allowed to be celebrated and mourned by its herd. Award-winning filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert start with the remains of two bull elephants and through a series of key flashbacks, look at the lives they would have led, the dramas they may have seen, their great migrations for water with their families, and their encounters with lions and hyenas. This film, shot over two years, will be an intimate look at elephants through the lens of perhaps the greatest storytellers of natural history. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-S (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#304] Tragedy + Time = Comedy Uncover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America's funniest men-Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader-as they learn how comedy truly has its place in all aspects of life. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 pm
    Doc World [#113] One Child The 2008 Sichuan earthquake, China's deadliest disaster in three decades, killed 90,000 people, including more than 5,000 children. Losing a child is an immeasurable tragedy for parents anywhere, but in China the effect is compounded by the one-child policy. This means that if you lose your child, you're often losing your one and only child - and with it the totality of your life's emotional investment. In response to the earthquake, China's government made an exception for those who lost their only child to conceive another. One Child follows the journey of these three families as they try to restore a sense of normalcy and struggle to move past the loss of their children. duration 56:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Fire in the Forest: The Life and Legacy of the Ba'al Shem Tov Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer (1698-1760), known as the Ba'al Shem Tov ("Master of the Good Name"), is one of the most beloved and celebrated, yet elusive, figures in Jewish history. Today, Jews worldwide - and even non-Jews - revere him as the founder of the Hasidic movement, a 18th-century offshoot of Judaism that promotes a mystical interpretation of the Bible, and as a model of piety and spirituality. This documentary explores the life and legacy of the Ba'al Shem Tov through interviews with religious leaders and scholars, and on-location footage. The title derives from a tale about rabbis finding a hidden fire in the forest where they could appeal to God for help and have their prayers answered. duration 57:44   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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