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Outlawed In Pakistan (Episode #3110)

KQED 9: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

When Pakistani teenager Kainat Soomro accused four men of gang rape, the courageous young woman did not put her suffering behind her. For this unforgettable documentary, which premiered at Sundance, filmmakers Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann spent five years tracing both Kainat's odyssey through Pakistan's broken justice system-and her alleged rapists' quest to clear their names. The result is a powerful and nuanced profile of courage in a society where rape victims and their families are often considered dishonorable and subjected to humiliation, poverty, and mortal danger.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

The Untouchables (Episode #3104H)

KQED 9: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 10:01 PM

Are the CEOs of mega-banks too big to jail? Though fraudulent practices at banks contributed to America's financial meltdown, to date no Wall Street titan has been convicted of a crime connected to the crisis. Frontline investigates why Wall Street's leaders have escaped prosecution.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, May 23, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown (Episode #3008)

KQED Plus: Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 9:00 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: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Never Forget to Lie (Episode #3109)

KQED 9: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 10:02 PM

In his latest film, Marian Marzynski (Return to Poland, Shtetl) returns to the Warsaw ghetto of his childhood. Marzynski tells the story of how he as a Jewish boy escaped the Holocaust, hiding from the Nazis and surviving the war as an altar boy in a Catholic monastery. In this deeply personal film, he shares the poignant, painful recollections of other child survivors, many of whom are visiting scenes of their childhood for the last time.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Alaska Gold (Episode #2804H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 2, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

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 Life: Thu, May 2, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

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.

Alaska Gold (Episode #2804H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 10:00 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 World: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Alaska Gold (Episode #2804H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

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: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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