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KQED World: Sunday, November 19, 2017

Channels 9.3 •  54.5 | XFINITY 190

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Sunday, November 19, 2017
  • 12:30 am
    Lest We Forget - A Survivor's Story Traces the life of World War II veteran Gustav Potthoff, from his birth in Indonesia to his imprisonment in the Japanese slave labor camp responsible for building the infamous bridge over the River Kwai. Potthoff survived the brutal heat, lack of food and vicious captors but remained haunted by his nightmarish four-year captivity in Thailand. Decades later, he began painting visceral yet spiritual scenes of POW camp life - the guards, beatings, jungle, escape attempts and those left behind. During the film, Potthoff, his family and friends, museum curators and an art collector each convey the historical and cultural value of Potthoff's work. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Year In Space On March 27, 2015, astronaut Scott Kelly began a historic year in space. Following Scott in space and his identical twin, Mark Kelly, at home on Earth, the 2-part program will tell the story of what it takes, mentally and physically, to spend a year in space and then, using what NASA has learned from the Kelly brothers, what it means for humanity as we journey to Mars and beyond. The first installment will air on PBS within just 24 hours of Scott's planned return to Earth. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Beyond A Year In Space Picking up where the first film left off Scott Kelly's last day in space and return to Earth-the final installment also introduces viewers to the next generation of astronauts training to leave Earth's orbit and travel into deep space. duration 1:26:58   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2637] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Washington Week [#5720] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Scully/The World Show [#2031] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 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)
  • 5:00 am
    Focus On Europe [#3546] Spirit of the Russian Revolution Weeks after Catalonia's independence vote, the political brinksmanship continues. Victims of the Grenfell Tower fire say little is being done for them. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 am
    Global 3000 [#946] Iran: In Vitro Fertilization There's little unspoiled nature left in Jordan. 80 percent of the country is desert - and the desert is getting bigger. Global 3000 looks at projects aimed at preserving the country's biodiversity in the face of desertification. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    America Reframed [#417] The Last Season Amid the bustling world of central Oregon's wild mushroom hunting camps, the lives of two former soldiers intersect. Roger, a 75 year-old sniper with the us special forces in Vietnam, and Kouy, a 46 year-old platoon leader of Cambodia's Khmer freedom fighters who battled the khmer Rouge, come together each fall to hunt the elusive matsutake mushroom, a rare mushroom prized in Japanese culture and cuisine. However, the pair discover more than just mushrooms in the woods: they find a new life, and livelihood; and, a means to slowly heal the scarring wounds of war. Told over the course of one Matsutake mushroom season, the Last Season is a journey into the woods, into the memory of war and survival, telling a story of family from an unexpected place. duration 1:26:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 am
    Lest We Forget - A Survivor's Story Traces the life of World War II veteran Gustav Potthoff, from his birth in Indonesia to his imprisonment in the Japanese slave labor camp responsible for building the infamous bridge over the River Kwai. Potthoff survived the brutal heat, lack of food and vicious captors but remained haunted by his nightmarish four-year captivity in Thailand. Decades later, he began painting visceral yet spiritual scenes of POW camp life - the guards, beatings, jungle, escape attempts and those left behind. During the film, Potthoff, his family and friends, museum curators and an art collector each convey the historical and cultural value of Potthoff's work. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 am
    Between The Lines with Barry Kibrick [#1727] Jack Conte - Patreon How does one take a creative vision and turn it into a success? It's a question many of us ask in almost any field. One man, who has done that to the hilt, is my guest Jack Conte. Jack is a talented musician and now the successful CEO and Founder of Patreon, one of the most innovative companies on the web. And he's on a mission to help every creator in the world achieve a sustainable income. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:30 am
    Well Read [#611] Margo Livesey, Mercury A grieving optometrist is blind to the family drama and psychological deterioration playing out before his very eyes. Today author of "Mercury," Margo Livesey takes us inside a marriage broken by secrets and obsession and tells why she chose a magnificent horse to set off a chain reaction of deceit and crime. In Bookmarks, Mary Ann Gwinn gives us a reading list full of unbridled obsession: five books about horses and the people who love them. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    Articulate with Jim Cotter [#202] Janet Echelman Looms Large Janet Echelman's giant net sculptures are the fruit of an artistic process encompassing technology, engineering, and civic engagement. Hats Off to Arturo Rios! - What began as a 9-5 job in the shipping department of a hat maker quickly became a life's vocation for the Mexican-American milliner Arturo Rios. Our Greatest Fear - Humanity's greatest fear is not the unknown, it's the certainty of death, and we've been dealing with it artistically since time immemorial. Justin Bettman's Perspective - Justin Bettman's fine art photography took flight when he began using recycled materials to make disposable sets. The images had staying power. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:30 am
    Saving The Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat The Jetport Narrated by actress Blythe Danner, SAVING THE GREAT SWAMP: BATTLE TO DEFEAT THE JETPORT is a one-hour documentary chronicling a historic struggle to preserve a rural area of New Jersey between 1959 and 1968. The fight began when the powerful Port Authority of New York announced plans to construct a huge 10,000 acre "jetport" 26 miles west of New York City, in an area known as the "great swamp." In the name of progress, entire towns would be obliterated, the aquifer and wildlife destroyed for miles around, and a way-of-life for thousands of people threatened. The events that followed became one of the most defining environmental confrontations of its time - a grassroots movement that started in a local high school and grew to historic proportions. It was a battle that took almost a decade, a President and an Act of Congress to stop, and ultimately led to the creation of a national treasure - the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The documentary features in-depth interviews with residents, historians, authors and officials connected to the events, as well as a rich visual tapestry of historic film footage, archival photographs, graphic animation and striking cinematography of the Great Swamp today which help bring the story to life. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Start Up [#507] A Bearded Delight Gary and the crew head to Austin, Texas to meet with Jeremiah Newton, owner of The Bearded Bastard, a legendary beard grooming products made by hand. Then they head over to Detroit, Michigan to meet with Amina Daniels, owner of Live Cycle Delight, Live Cycle Delight is the first contemporary cycle studio to offer cycling classes, a bike lounge, and a cold-pressed juice bar. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2637] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:30 am
    Washington Week [#5720] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    American Forum [#311] Asia Rising New Yorker Correspondent EVAN OSNOS on the Emergence of the New China Superpower and the Threat of Nuclear War with Korea. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 pm
    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)
  • 1:00 pm
    Focus On Europe [#3546] Spirit of the Russian Revolution Weeks after Catalonia's independence vote, the political brinksmanship continues. Victims of the Grenfell Tower fire say little is being done for them. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 pm
    Global 3000 [#946] Iran: In Vitro Fertilization There's little unspoiled nature left in Jordan. 80 percent of the country is desert - and the desert is getting bigger. Global 3000 looks at projects aimed at preserving the country's biodiversity in the face of desertification. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 pm
    America Reframed [#417] The Last Season Amid the bustling world of central Oregon's wild mushroom hunting camps, the lives of two former soldiers intersect. Roger, a 75 year-old sniper with the us special forces in Vietnam, and Kouy, a 46 year-old platoon leader of Cambodia's Khmer freedom fighters who battled the khmer Rouge, come together each fall to hunt the elusive matsutake mushroom, a rare mushroom prized in Japanese culture and cuisine. However, the pair discover more than just mushrooms in the woods: they find a new life, and livelihood; and, a means to slowly heal the scarring wounds of war. Told over the course of one Matsutake mushroom season, the Last Season is a journey into the woods, into the memory of war and survival, telling a story of family from an unexpected place. duration 1:26:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 pm
    Lest We Forget - A Survivor's Story Traces the life of World War II veteran Gustav Potthoff, from his birth in Indonesia to his imprisonment in the Japanese slave labor camp responsible for building the infamous bridge over the River Kwai. Potthoff survived the brutal heat, lack of food and vicious captors but remained haunted by his nightmarish four-year captivity in Thailand. Decades later, he began painting visceral yet spiritual scenes of POW camp life - the guards, beatings, jungle, escape attempts and those left behind. During the film, Potthoff, his family and friends, museum curators and an art collector each convey the historical and cultural value of Potthoff's work. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    American War Stories: Vietnam [#103] Drawdown Drawdown looks at the "Vietnamization" of the war--the eventual decision by the United States to turn the war over to South Vietnam--allowing the gradual return of American troops home. This hour focuses on the real costs of war, including the broken bodies and spirits that are the inevitable result of conflict. Veterans recount what it was like coming home to a divided nation, when protestors blamed the warrior for the war. Two prisoners of war share how they successfully survived years at the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" prison camp. Drawdown also highlights the wonderful rescue of thousands of babies from Saigon orphanages, dubbed "Operation Babylift", as South Vietnam began to fall to the Communists. The hour ends with some powerful reflections by Vietnam veterans who describe how profoundly the war affected their lives and discuss how not all the effects were bad. duration 56:47   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Tending The Wild Tending the Wild shines light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California by exploring how they have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia, in the process developing a deep understanding of plant and animal life. This documentary examines how humans are necessary to live in balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation of Californians to tend their environment. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#407H] Children of the Revolution Lupita Nyong'o, Carmelo Anthony and Ana Navarro investigate the political choices of their fathers, discovering sometimes unexpected heritage as they trace their ancestry further back. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 7:00 pm
    LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 This documentary profiles Comanche activist LaDonna Harris, who led an extensive life of political and social activism. Her national work began when President Lyndon Johnson tapped her to educate the executive and legislative branches on the unique role of American Indian Tribes and their relationship to the US government. The course was called "Indian 101" and was taught to members of Congress and other agencies for more than 35 years. In addition to her work in civil rights, world peace, the environment and women's rights, Harris is best known for introducing landmark legislation, such as land return claims to the Taos Pueblo Tribe and Native tribes of Alaska, as well as returning federal recognition for the Menominee Tribe. Produced by independent filmmaker Julieanna Brannum. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    Rising Voices/Hothaninpi Before Christopher Columbus and his fellow Europeans arrived in North America, there were nearly 300 Native languages spoken north of Mexico. Today only half of those languages remain and experts say that by the year 2050, just 20 indigenous American languages will exist.
    This documentary is about how languages die - and how speaking them again can spark cultural and community restoration. It focuses on the Lakota (often called "Sioux") language and culture, the history that forced the language towards near extinction, and the challenges Lakota face today as they struggle to learn their ancestral language and teach it to their children. The film is a portrait of a culture in flux, focusing on the myriad conflicts around the disappearing language on the Lakota reservations of North and South Dakota.
    The Lakota nation is large, with more than 170, 000 tribal members, and that number is growing. Yet only 6000 people still speak Lakota, and the average age of its speakers will soon be 70 years old. Can the Lakota elders transmit the power of history and tradition, especially in the form of language, or will the heart and soul of their culture die with them?
    To examine this question, this program introduces viewers to a range of people, including the teachers working to save the language and the Lakota trying to learn their ancestral tongue. Woven through the documentary are also short first-person films made by Lakota filmmakers - stories that illustrate the strong connections the artists have between the Lakota language and their everyday lives.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Tending The Wild Tending the Wild shines light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California by exploring how they have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia, in the process developing a deep understanding of plant and animal life. This documentary examines how humans are necessary to live in balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation of Californians to tend their environment. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#407H] Children of the Revolution Lupita Nyong'o, Carmelo Anthony and Ana Navarro investigate the political choices of their fathers, discovering sometimes unexpected heritage as they trace their ancestry further back. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 11:00 pm
    LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 This documentary profiles Comanche activist LaDonna Harris, who led an extensive life of political and social activism. Her national work began when President Lyndon Johnson tapped her to educate the executive and legislative branches on the unique role of American Indian Tribes and their relationship to the US government. The course was called "Indian 101" and was taught to members of Congress and other agencies for more than 35 years. In addition to her work in civil rights, world peace, the environment and women's rights, Harris is best known for introducing landmark legislation, such as land return claims to the Taos Pueblo Tribe and Native tribes of Alaska, as well as returning federal recognition for the Menominee Tribe. Produced by independent filmmaker Julieanna Brannum. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Rising Voices/Hothaninpi Before Christopher Columbus and his fellow Europeans arrived in North America, there were nearly 300 Native languages spoken north of Mexico. Today only half of those languages remain and experts say that by the year 2050, just 20 indigenous American languages will exist.
    This documentary is about how languages die - and how speaking them again can spark cultural and community restoration. It focuses on the Lakota (often called "Sioux") language and culture, the history that forced the language towards near extinction, and the challenges Lakota face today as they struggle to learn their ancestral language and teach it to their children. The film is a portrait of a culture in flux, focusing on the myriad conflicts around the disappearing language on the Lakota reservations of North and South Dakota.
    The Lakota nation is large, with more than 170, 000 tribal members, and that number is growing. Yet only 6000 people still speak Lakota, and the average age of its speakers will soon be 70 years old. Can the Lakota elders transmit the power of history and tradition, especially in the form of language, or will the heart and soul of their culture die with them?
    To examine this question, this program introduces viewers to a range of people, including the teachers working to save the language and the Lakota trying to learn their ancestral tongue. Woven through the documentary are also short first-person films made by Lakota filmmakers - stories that illustrate the strong connections the artists have between the Lakota language and their everyday lives.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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      *UPDATE: The tower crew will work the Fremont peak tower as of 11am, Thursday, Nov 30th. We will need to lower power on KQET, Channel 25, to 25% at 10:30am through 4-5pm. Thank you for your patience!

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