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The Undertaking (Episode #2603)

KQED World: Sat, Jun 29, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Frontline enters the world of Thomas Lynch, a poet and undertaker whose family for three generations has cared for both the living and the dead in a small Michigan town. Through the intimate stories of families coming to terms with grief, mortality, and a funeral's rituals, the film illuminates the heartbreak and beauty in the journey taken between the living and the dead when someone dies.

Rape in the Fields (Episode #3111)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. Frontline and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting.

The Undertaking (Episode #2603)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Frontline enters the world of Thomas Lynch, a poet and undertaker whose family for three generations has cared for both the living and the dead in a small Michigan town. Through the intimate stories of families coming to terms with grief, mortality, and a funeral's rituals, the film illuminates the heartbreak and beauty in the journey taken between the living and the dead when someone dies.

Rape in the Fields (Episode #3111)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. Frontline and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting.

The Undertaking (Episode #2603)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

Frontline enters the world of Thomas Lynch, a poet and undertaker whose family for three generations has cared for both the living and the dead in a small Michigan town. Through the intimate stories of families coming to terms with grief, mortality, and a funeral's rituals, the film illuminates the heartbreak and beauty in the journey taken between the living and the dead when someone dies.

Rape in the Fields (Episode #3111)

KQED 9: Tue, Jun 25, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. Frontline and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

The Retirement Gamble (Episode #3108)

KQED 9: Tue, Jun 18, 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.
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: Sat, Jun 22, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 21, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 19, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Syria Behind The Lines (Episode #3107H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jun 11, 2013 -- 10:00 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 Life: Sat, Jun 15, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 14, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 13, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 13, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 12, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

The Real CSI (Episode #3010H)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 6, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

From the courtroom to the living room (thanks to the hit television series CSI), forensic science is king. Expertise on fingerprints, ballistics and bite mark analysis is routinely called on to solve the most difficult criminal cases - and to put the guilty behind bars. But how reliable is the science behind forensics? A Frontline investigation finds serious flaws in some of the best-known tools of forensic science and wide inconsistencies in how forensic evidence is presented in the courtroom. From the sensational murder trial of Casey Anthony and the FBI's botched investigation of the Madrid terrorist bombing to capital cases in rural Mississippi, Frontline documents how a field with few uniform standards and unproven science can undermine the search for justice. As part of the investigative series Post Mortem, Correspondent Lowell Bergman reports in a joint investigation with ProPublica and the Investigative Reporting Program at UCBerkeley.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 6, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

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

KQED World: Sat, Jun 1, 2013 -- 11:00 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.

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