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A Death In St. Augustine (Episode #3115)

KQED World: Fri, Nov 29, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

On the night she broke up with her boyfriend, a Florida deputy sheriff, Michelle O'Connell was found dead from a gunshot in the mouth. Next to her was her boyfriend's semi-automatic service pistol. The sheriff's office called it suicide, but was it?
Frontline and The New York Times investigate this death of a young, single mother, and what can go wrong when the police are faced with domestic violence allegations within their own ranks.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 30, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

The Real CSI (Episode #3010H)

KQED World: Fri, Nov 29, 2013 -- 11:00 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.

A Death In St. Augustine (Episode #3115)

KQED World: Fri, Nov 29, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

On the night she broke up with her boyfriend, a Florida deputy sheriff, Michelle O'Connell was found dead from a gunshot in the mouth. Next to her was her boyfriend's semi-automatic service pistol. The sheriff's office called it suicide, but was it?
Frontline and The New York Times investigate this death of a young, single mother, and what can go wrong when the police are faced with domestic violence allegations within their own ranks.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 30, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

The Real CSI (Episode #3010H)

KQED World: Fri, Nov 29, 2013 -- 5:00 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.

A Death In St. Augustine (Episode #3115)

KQED 9: Tue, Nov 26, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

On the night she broke up with her boyfriend, a Florida deputy sheriff, Michelle O'Connell was found dead from a gunshot in the mouth. Next to her was her boyfriend's semi-automatic service pistol. The sheriff's office called it suicide, but was it?
Frontline and The New York Times investigate this death of a young, single mother, and what can go wrong when the police are faced with domestic violence allegations within their own ranks.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 30, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 28, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 27, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 27, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? (Episode #3204H)

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

In 2013, Frontline marked the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination with a reprise of its investigative biography of the man at the center of the political crime of the 20th century. At the heart of the assassination lies the puzzle of Lee Harvey Oswald: Was he the emotionally disturbed lone gunman of the 1964 Warren Commission report? Was he, as the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded, probably part of a conspiracy on that day in Dallas? Or was he an unwitting fall guy, the patsy, as Oswald himself claimed when he was arrested on November 22, 1963?
20 years ago, in the most comprehensive attempt on American television to penetrate this enduring enigma, Frontline's investigative team spent more than a year reexamining Oswald's life and sifting through the psychological, political, and forensic evidence of his role in the assassination. Traveling to Japan, Russia, Europe, Mexico, Canada and across the United States, the team uncovered new witnesses, documents, photographs, video and audio recordings of Lee Oswald, many of which had never before been made public.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 21, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 21, 2013 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 21, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 20, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 20, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

The Education of Michelle Rhee (Episode #3102)

KQED World: Thu, Nov 7, 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: Thu, Nov 7, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
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