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Dropout Nation (Episode #3020)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

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.

Life and Death In Assisted Living (Episode #3113)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

More and more elderly Americans are choosing to spend their later years in assisted living facilities, which have sprung up as an alternative to nursing homes. But is this loosely regulated, multi-billion dollar industry putting seniors at risk? In a major investigation with ProPublica, Frontline examines the operations of the nation's largest assisted living company, raising questions about the drive for profits and fatal lapses in care.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Dropout Nation (Episode #3020)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 4:00 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 World: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 10:56 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 4:58 AM

Egypt In Crisis (Episode #3201H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 10:01 PM

It took 80 years to rise to power, but now, after only 12 months, the Muslim Brotherhood has been ousted by its longtime foe -- the Egyptian military. In this report, veteran Middle East Correspondents Martin Smith and Charles Sennott of GlobalPost examine the rise and rapid fall of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. How did the Brotherhood lose control? Could the US have done anything to alter the course of events in Egypt? With unique access to the Brotherhood's leadership, Frontline follows the Islamist movement as it plots its next move.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

The Suicide Plan (Episode #3023H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

You have an incurable illness, you want to die, and you want help dying - what can you do? People who are terminally ill and live in Oregon or Washington can openly ask a doctor for help, but in the rest of country, where physician-assisted suicide is illegal, people who are suffering turn in secret to friends, family members and even activist organizations. In this film, Frontline explores the shadow world of assisted suicide, where the lines between legality and criminality are blurred as never before. With intimate access to decisions near the end of life, it takes viewers inside one of the most polarizing social issues of our time - told not only by the people choosing to die, but also by their "assisters," individuals and right-to-die organizations at risk of prosecution for their actions to hasten death.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
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