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Since January 1983, Frontline has served as American public television's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," the series' stature over 26 years is reaffirmed through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

PBS NewsHour

This series provides in-depth analysis of current events with a news summary, live studio interviews, discussions, and both foreign and domestic on-site reports.

Need to Know

A cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week's online reporting. It features documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. Covers five primary news beats: the Economy; the Environment and Energy; Health; National Security; and Culture. Co-anchored by Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham.

This Week in Northern California

This KQED-produced series offers insightful, thought-provoking discussion and news analysis. Local reporters from diverse media throughout the region open their notebooks for an inside look at the stories behind the headlines. Host: Belva Davis.

All Things Considered

Since its debut in 1971, this afternoon radio newsmagazine has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Heard by more than 11 million* people on over 600 radio stations each week, All Things Considered is one of the most popular programs in America. Every weekday, hosts Melissa Block, Michele Norris, and Robert Siegel present two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features. A one-hour edition of the program is produced on the weekend.


KQED's live call-in program presents wide-ranging discussions of local, state, national and international issues, as well as in-depth interviews.

Morning Edition

National Public Radio's weekday morning news show.

Radio News

KQED's local news program reports on the latest happenings in the Bay Area. The day's developments are reported in the afternoon during All Things Considered, with headlines at 5:04pm followed by in-depth interviews with the day's newsmakers, experts and reporters in the field at 5:30pm.

Talk of the Nation

When Americans want to be a part of the national conversation, they turn to Talk of the Nation, NPR's midday news-talk show.

The California Report

KQED's statewide radio news program, providing daily coverage of issues, trends and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population.

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