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Alaska Gold (Episode #2804H)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

The Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska is home to the last great wild Sockeye salmon fishery in the world. It's also home to enormous mineral deposits - copper, gold, molybdenum - estimated to be worth some $300 billion. Now, two foreign mining companies are proposing to extract this mineral wealth by digging one of North America's largest open-pit mines, the "Pebble Mine," at the headwaters of Bristol Bay. Frontline travels to Alaska to probe the fault lines of a growing battle between those who depend on this extraordinary fishery for a living, the mining companies who are pushing for Pebble, and the political framework that will ultimately decide the outcome.

Top Secret America - 9/11 to the Boston Bombings (Episode #2918H)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

In the years after September 11, Frontline produced more than 45 hours of award-winning films documenting the 9/11 attacks and America's response to them. Now, on the tenth anniversary of September 11, the Frontline team that produced "Bush's War," "The Torture Question" and "Cheney's Law" teams up with Pultizer Prize-winning journalist Dana Priest to investigate the dramatic changes that have reshaped America in the last decade. Over one hour, the film examines the history of the dark side of America's "war on terror." From the creation of black site prisons abroad and super-secret facilities here in America, to targeted killings and covert wars waged by special forces, to a multibillion-dollar terrorism industrial complex, Frontline and Dana Priest ask how a decade of fighting terrorism has reshaped the country and whether it has made us any safer.

Climate of Doubt (Episode #3021H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What's behind this reversal? Frontline correspondent John Hockenberry, of PRI's The Takeaway, goes inside the organizations that fought the scientific establishment, environmental groups, and lawmakers to shift the direction of debate on climate issues and redefine the politics of global warming.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 3:00 PM

The Retirement Gamble (Episode #3108)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Ten trillion dollars in Americans' retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds, and insurance companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble. Building off reporting from the groundbreaking special Money, Power and Wall Street, Frontline raises troubling questions about how America's financial institutions protect our savings. The Retirement Gamble reveals how fees, self-dealing, and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The film questions who has the consumer's best interests in mind, and whether there is a better way to manage our retirements.

Climate of Doubt (Episode #3021H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What's behind this reversal? Frontline correspondent John Hockenberry, of PRI's The Takeaway, goes inside the organizations that fought the scientific establishment, environmental groups, and lawmakers to shift the direction of debate on climate issues and redefine the politics of global warming.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 3:00 PM

The Retirement Gamble (Episode #3108)

KQED World: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Ten trillion dollars in Americans' retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds, and insurance companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble. Building off reporting from the groundbreaking special Money, Power and Wall Street, Frontline raises troubling questions about how America's financial institutions protect our savings. The Retirement Gamble reveals how fees, self-dealing, and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The film questions who has the consumer's best interests in mind, and whether there is a better way to manage our retirements.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Climate of Doubt (Episode #3021H)

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What's behind this reversal? Frontline correspondent John Hockenberry, of PRI's The Takeaway, goes inside the organizations that fought the scientific establishment, environmental groups, and lawmakers to shift the direction of debate on climate issues and redefine the politics of global warming.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 3:00 PM

The Retirement Gamble (Episode #3108)

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Ten trillion dollars in Americans' retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds, and insurance companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble. Building off reporting from the groundbreaking special Money, Power and Wall Street, Frontline raises troubling questions about how America's financial institutions protect our savings. The Retirement Gamble reveals how fees, self-dealing, and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The film questions who has the consumer's best interests in mind, and whether there is a better way to manage our retirements.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Climate of Doubt (Episode #3021H)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What's behind this reversal? Frontline correspondent John Hockenberry, of PRI's The Takeaway, goes inside the organizations that fought the scientific establishment, environmental groups, and lawmakers to shift the direction of debate on climate issues and redefine the politics of global warming.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 3:00 PM

The Retirement Gamble (Episode #3108)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Ten trillion dollars in Americans' retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds, and insurance companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble. Building off reporting from the groundbreaking special Money, Power and Wall Street, Frontline raises troubling questions about how America's financial institutions protect our savings. The Retirement Gamble reveals how fees, self-dealing, and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The film questions who has the consumer's best interests in mind, and whether there is a better way to manage our retirements.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Poor Kids (Episode #3024H)

KQED World: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

These are hard times in the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. It's home to John Deere manufacturing and the nation's breadbasket. But it's also an area deeply scarred by the recession. Frontline spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families' struggles against financial ruin. The result is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it's rarely seen, through the eyes of children. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, Poor Kids is an unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children, and to the country's future.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown (Episode #3008)

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 11:00 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 Plus: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

Syria Behind The Lines (Episode #3107H)

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 4:30 AM

In the rural heartland of Syria's countryside, the bloody uprising against President Bashar Al Assad has taken a terrifying turn. In this documentary, award-winning filmmaker Olly Lambert lives on both sides of Syria's sectarian frontline, witnessing the devastating effect of a religious feud that, regardless of the outcome of the war, is shaping Syria's future. For generations, the many religions that live in Syria's Orontes River Valley have lived together peacefully. But as the conflict spirals into a contagious and sectarian blood feud, friends and neighbors of different faiths are taking up arms against each other, as Syrian society begins to collapse. And as each side seeks more and more revenge, shells, mortars, and air attacks only escalate the hatred and violence on both sides.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 9:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown (Episode #3008)

KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

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 Plus: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

Syria Behind The Lines (Episode #3107H)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

In the rural heartland of Syria's countryside, the bloody uprising against President Bashar Al Assad has taken a terrifying turn. In this documentary, award-winning filmmaker Olly Lambert lives on both sides of Syria's sectarian frontline, witnessing the devastating effect of a religious feud that, regardless of the outcome of the war, is shaping Syria's future. For generations, the many religions that live in Syria's Orontes River Valley have lived together peacefully. But as the conflict spirals into a contagious and sectarian blood feud, friends and neighbors of different faiths are taking up arms against each other, as Syrian society begins to collapse. And as each side seeks more and more revenge, shells, mortars, and air attacks only escalate the hatred and violence on both sides.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 9:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown (Episode #3008)

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 9, 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 Plus: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

Raising Adam Lanza (Episode #3106H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

In the wake of the Newtown school massacre, in a special collaboration with the Hartford Courant, Frontline examines the life of a young man and the town he changed forever.
Adam Lanza left behind a trail of death and destruction, but little else. The mass killer had no known friends, no diary. He destroyed his computer and any evidence it might have provided. His motives, and his life, remain largely a mystery. In partnership with The Hartford Courant, Frontline looks for answers to the central, and so far elusive, question: "Who was Adam Lanza?"
In the aftermath of the tragedy, President Obama called for a national conversation about guns in America. Nowhere is that conversation more intense than in Newtown itself.
In a second story, Frontline visits Newtown, Connecticut to explore how those closest to the tragedy are now wrestling with our nation's gun culture and laws.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

The Education of Michelle Rhee (Episode #3102)

KQED World: Wed, Apr 3, 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, Apr 3, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Raising Adam Lanza (Episode #3106H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

In the wake of the Newtown school massacre, in a special collaboration with the Hartford Courant, Frontline examines the life of a young man and the town he changed forever.
Adam Lanza left behind a trail of death and destruction, but little else. The mass killer had no known friends, no diary. He destroyed his computer and any evidence it might have provided. His motives, and his life, remain largely a mystery. In partnership with The Hartford Courant, Frontline looks for answers to the central, and so far elusive, question: "Who was Adam Lanza?"
In the aftermath of the tragedy, President Obama called for a national conversation about guns in America. Nowhere is that conversation more intense than in Newtown itself.
In a second story, Frontline visits Newtown, Connecticut to explore how those closest to the tragedy are now wrestling with our nation's gun culture and laws.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
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