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Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown (Episode #3008H)

KQED 9: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

The definitive account of the crisis inside the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. With exclusive eye-witness testimony from key figures - including the Japanese Prime Minister and senior executives at the power company Tepco - Frontline tells the story of the workers struggling frantically to reconnect power inside the plant???s pitch-dark and highly radioactive reactor buildings; the nuclear experts and officials in the Prime Minister's office fighting to get information as the crisis spiraled out of control; and the plant manager who disobeyed his executives' orders when he thought it would save the lives of his workers. The investigation profiles the Japanese soldiers and firefighters who were drafted to cool the reactors and were wounded when the reactor housings exploded; and the families living near the nuclear plant, who unknowingly fled in the same direction as the radioactive plume, exposing themselves to dangerously high radiation levels.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 1:02 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 7:02 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

The Education of Michelle Rhee (Episode #3102)

KQED World: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools, is one of the most admired and reviled school reformers in America. Frontline was granted unprecedented access to Rhee during her tumultuous 3-year tenure as she attempted to fix a broken school system. As Rhee returns to the national stage, Frontline examines her legacy in Washington DC, including her battles with the teachers' union and her handling of a cheating scandal in the District.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
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