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Dropout Nation (Episode #3020)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

What does it take to save a student? Every year, hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the United States quit high school without diplomas -- an epidemic so out of control that nobody knows the exact number. What is clear is that massive dropout rates cripple individual career prospects and cloud the country's future. At Houston's Sharpstown High, once a notorious "dropout factory," a high-stakes experiment is under way to rescue students from the edge. Frontline spent a semester immersed in Sharpstown to produce a portrait of four students in crisis and the teachers, counselors and principal waging a daily, personal struggle to get them to graduation. A troubling and inspiring journey through the maze of an inner-city high school, "Dropout Nation" investigates the causes, challenges and potential solutions of a national emergency.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

The Battle for Syria (Episode #3019H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

As fighting rages in the streets of Syria's largest city, FRONTLINE producer Jamie Doran and correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad journey to the heart of the insurgency, inside the rebel groups that are waging a full-scale assault on the forces of President Bashar al-Assad. Within "liberated zones" near the city of Aleppo, the rebels not only fight the Syrian Army, but struggle against each other in a bitter rivalry between secular and Islamist fighters. The Battle For Syria is an unprecedented portrait of Syria's rebel leaders, the toll of the war on civilians and the outlines of a potential struggle for power in post-Assad Syria. Also this hour: a look inside the House of Assad.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

My Father, My Brother and Me (Episode #2707H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

In 2004, journalist Dave Iverson received the same news that had been delivered to his father and older brother years earlier: He had Parkinson's disease, a degenerative neurological disorder that affects about one million Americans. In this Frontline and ITVS joint production, Iverson sets off on a personal journey to explore the scientific, ethical, and political debate that surrounds Parkinson's, a disease at the center of the ongoing controversy over embryonic stem cell research. Iverson talks to scientists on the cutting edge of new cures and therapies -- not only for Parkinson's, but a number of other major neurological conditions. And he has conversations with fellow Parkinson's sufferers like actor Michael J. Fox and writer Michael Kinsley.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
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