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KQED World: Monday, December 25, 2017

Channels 9.3 •  54.5 | XFINITY 190

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Monday, December 25, 2017
  • 12:30 am
    Our American Family: The Mays The first half of the 1900's represents the last era of American life that, for most families, began largely unchanged from the generations that came before. Courage brought 17-year-old Jacob May to the US from Germany in 1879 in search of a better life. That same courage enabled his family to rescue 200 Jews from Nazi Germany. Moving from poverty to prosperity, the May Hosiery Mill grew through three generations to contribute commerce and compassion within the Nashville community and beyond. Deeply committed to one another, bolstered by good humor, theirs is a story of fearless hope and courage. duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Let There Be Light Narrated by Garrison Keillor, this program follows the grand masters of stained glass art, artist Rowan LeCompte and craftsman Dieter Goldkuhle, as they create their last great series of windows for Washington National Cathedral.
    A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Rowan began making stained glass windows at the age of 14 and designed his first window for Washington National Cathedral (the sixth largest cathedral in the world, with more than 200 stained glass windows), at the age of 16. He spent almost 70 years studying, drawing and creating architectural stained glass and mosaics for a multitude of locations, including: Episcopal Cathedrals in Maryland and Wyoming, the chapels of Trinity College and Princeton University, and the New York State Capitol in Albany.
    At the age of 81, Rowan was commissioned to produce what would be his last series of windows for the monumental building. The project was initially intended to take one year and be ready for the 2007 centennial celebration of the cathedral's founding. Rowan would design and paint this enormous window while Dieter, his long-time collaborator, would select and cut the glass and do the leading and installation.
    The documentary chronicles the fascinating creative process but also captures how age begins to take its toll on Rowan. The window falls behind dramatically schedule and the centennial deadline is missed. Artistic differences and the slow pace of work causes a tension to develop between artist and craftsman, and Dieter must eventually leave the project because of other commitments.
    Six years in the making, the story is told with stunningly beautiful imagery as it documents Rowan's life-long passion, imagination and creativity in using glass and light. Later, in a surprise reversal, an official Cathedral panel questions installing the new windows at all.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam [#102] (see description in part 1.) duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Overheard with Evan Smith [#811] Walter Isaacson, Author Walter Isaacson is an author, Professor of History at Tulane, and was formerly the CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He has written many biographies including Einstein: His Life and Universe, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and most recently, Leonardo da Vinci. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Open Mind [#3821] Destiny of the Heartland Guest: Nan Whaley. Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio, candidate for governor, talks about the legacy and future of Rust Belt politics. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    NHK Newsline duration 28:00   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 am
    Inspiring Landscapes [#2] This program portrays the natural beauty still to be found all over Japan by following the scenery and wildlife through the seasons. Today: Mt. Gassan, Yamagata. duration 14:00   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:45 am
    Direct Talk duration 12:00   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Nature [#3404] The Story of Cats: Asia to Africa Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how cats evolved with an in-depth look at lions, servals, caracals, cheetahs, tigers, fishing and sand cats. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Finding Your Roots [#409] Southern Roots Three guests of disparate Southern backgrounds, DJ and producer Questlove, talk show host Dr. Phil and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, find astonishing tales of bondage in their family histories. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    Doc World [#106] Waiting for August Georgiana Halmac turns 15 this winter. She lives with her six brothers and sisters in a social housing condo on the outskirts of Bacau, Romania. Their mother Liliana was forced to leave her family behind to go to Turin, Italy, to earn money. She won't be back before summer. During their mother's absence, Georgiana has been catapulted into the role of head of the family, responsible for her siblings. Her adolescence is cut brutally short. Caught between puberty and responsibility, Georgiana moves ahead, improvising as she goes. Phone conversations with her mom are her only guidelines. Intimate scenes from the daily life of the seven siblings show us - in an uncensored, fly-on-the-wall style - how real events are experienced and interpreted with great imagination by the children. You can't help being amazed by their ingenuity, while also realizing how precarious their daily equilibrium is. duration 1:29:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:30 am
    Our American Family: The Mays The first half of the 1900's represents the last era of American life that, for most families, began largely unchanged from the generations that came before. Courage brought 17-year-old Jacob May to the US from Germany in 1879 in search of a better life. That same courage enabled his family to rescue 200 Jews from Nazi Germany. Moving from poverty to prosperity, the May Hosiery Mill grew through three generations to contribute commerce and compassion within the Nashville community and beyond. Deeply committed to one another, bolstered by good humor, theirs is a story of fearless hope and courage. duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4304] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4305] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 am
    Overheard with Evan Smith [#811] Walter Isaacson, Author Walter Isaacson is an author, Professor of History at Tulane, and was formerly the CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He has written many biographies including Einstein: His Life and Universe, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and most recently, Leonardo da Vinci. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 am
    Open Mind [#3821] Destiny of the Heartland Guest: Nan Whaley. Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio, candidate for governor, talks about the legacy and future of Rust Belt politics. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    Nature [#3404] The Story of Cats: Asia to Africa Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how cats evolved with an in-depth look at lions, servals, caracals, cheetahs, tigers, fishing and sand cats. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#409] Southern Roots Three guests of disparate Southern backgrounds, DJ and producer Questlove, talk show host Dr. Phil and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, find astonishing tales of bondage in their family histories. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 pm
    Tolkien & Lewis: Myth, Imagination & The Quest For Meaning On a dreary September evening in 1931, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and their friend and fellow scholar, Hugo Dyson, met for dinner and debate in Lewis's Magdalen College dormitory in Oxford, England. Lewis's transformation from atheist to theist to Christian was based on the insights of Tolkien and Dyson as they engaged in deep conversation about mythology, reality, ritual, imagination and faith. The discussion in that room is at the heart of TOLKIEN & LEWIS: MYTH, IMAGINATION & THE QUEST FOR MEANING. The one-hour documentary explores the fundamental characteristics of myth in a global context, with an emphasis on how it impacts our lives: What traits are common among various cultures and faiths? How does myth inspire the imagination, especially the imaginative process of Tolkien and Lewis? In what ways does faith play into the fantasy and fictional works of Lewis and Tolkien? TOLKIEN & LEWIS: MYTH, IMAGINATION & THE QUEST FOR MEANING engages scholars from various spiritual and academic viewpoints while challenging viewers to draw their own conclusions about the meaning of life and the role that mythology and imagination play in determining belief. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 pm
    Asia Insight [#507] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    DW News [#14256] duration 28:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#4305] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36256] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12126] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    NHK Newsline [#8191] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:30 pm
    Democracy Now! [#7106] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36256] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#4541H] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12126] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#4541H] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Frontline [#3313H] My Brother's Bomber, Part 1 Follow a brother's gripping search for the terrorists who blew up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Filmmaker Ken Dornstein sets off to war-torn Libya in search of the men who killed 189 Americans, including his brother, in 1988. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#4541H] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36256] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#4541H] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#4306Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#4541H] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12126] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#4541H] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#7106] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#12126] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/5/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

    • KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

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KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

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KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.