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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 duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Open Mind duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Newsroom Tokyo Comprehensive coverage of events in Japan and Asia, including the day's developments and what is behind them. duration 59:59   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Nature [#3404H] 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   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 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
  • 7:00 am
    Doc World [#205] The Departure After a youth full of drinking and night clubs, Ittetsu Nemoto was in a near fatal motorcycle accident. Hospitalized for three months, he realized how precious life was and became a Zen Buddhist monk. Now, in a temple nestled between rice fields and forested hills in rural Japan, his life's work is to save people from committing suicide. "What makes life worth living?" he asks. This question fuels his unconventional approach to suicide prevention. Retreats, pilgrimages, meditation, and collaborative art projects help patients realize what they'd be leaving behind. While Nemoto helps others rediscover their will to live, he must also practice what he preaches. His work begins to take a toll on his family and health, and Nemoto must learn to draw the line between his patients and his own life. duration 1:26:46   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 [#4304Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4305Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 am
    Overheard with Evan Smith duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 am
    Open Mind duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    Nature [#3404H] 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   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 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
  • 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
    NHK Newsline [#8191] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    DW News [#14256] duration 28:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#4305Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 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 [#4306] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 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)
Monday, December 25, 2017

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    • Fremont Peak Tower Maintenance

      *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!

    • 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!

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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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.
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Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

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KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.