Here are the February highlights for KQED Public Television:
|Sunday, February 3, 10 and 17, at 8pm on KQED 9
Before new episodes of Downton Abbey‘s third season, dive into this engaging three-part series and find out what a real-life Downton Abbey might be like! Get an access-all-areas experience inside one of Britain’s most majestic stately homes. What is life like for the staff of 700 who work on the premises? This series is a fascinating look at class and tradition in a modern world.
|Tuesday, February 5, at 9:30pm on KQED 9
Experience the story an industry that became the single greatest engine of innovation and economic growth in the 20th century, told by the visionary risk-takers who dared to make it happen. Venture capitalists laid the groundwork for America’s start-up economy, providing not just the working capital but the guidance to allow seedling companies to reach their full potential. Life would be dramatically different without these individuals and their contributions to the creation of personal computers, the internet and life-saving drugs.
|Wednesday, February 13, at 9pm on KQED 9
NOVA: Earth From Space
This groundbreaking two-hour special reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustains life on earth.
|Friday, February 15, at 7:30pm on KQED 9
KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting present
A Church Divided
This documentary takes a look at the 2012 United Methodist Convention in Tampa, FL, where delegates from around the world gather to decide the future of the church and its official policy on gays and lesbians. Progressive Methodists want to amend church doctrine by removing the sentence that identifies the practice of homosexuality as incompatible with Christian teaching, while conservative evangelical Methodists want to retain the church’s traditional stance. Who will prevail?
|Monday, February 26, at 8pm on KQED 9
Makers: Women Who Make America
Review the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in our country’s history, in pursuit of their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity and personal autonomy. The documentary builds on the unprecedented multi-platform video experience from PBS and AOL: MAKERS.com.