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Vietnam: The Next Generation (Episode #304)

KQED World: Sat, May 19, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

Meet eight young Vietnamese, some born in the final days of the Vietnam War, others in its aftermath. They are entrepreneurs and street kids, farmers and students, artists and engineers. Together they embody the hopes, dreams and challenges of a new Vietnam. Through their stories, this film takes an in-depth look at modern-day Vietnam, where a marriage of communism and capitalism is providing opportunity unimagined in their parents' time.

Seoul Train/The Chestnut Tree (Episode #221)

KQED World: Sat, May 19, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

A growing and potentially explosive humanitarian crisis is threatening East Asian peace: the life and death of North Koreans as they try to escape their homeland and China. This program exposes the complex geopolitics and bureaucracy entangling the lives of thousands of North Korean refugees, as well as the story of activists who put themselves in harm's way to save them via a clandestine underground railroad.

Anatomy of a Springroll (Episode #105)

KQED 9: Wed, May 16, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

This program chronicles one man's journey from the food-filled streets of San Francisco to the back streets of Saigon as he searches for the secret ingredient to blend the traditions of his family's culture with his adopted American life.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 18, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 17, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 17, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Return to the Border/Take A Look (Episode #306)

KQED World: Sat, May 12, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

In the past half-century, millions of people around the globe have sacrificed themselves for communism and socialism. In RETURN TO THE BORDER, a Chinese-born filmmaker reflects on the personal ramifications of these political ideals, from his memories of a childhood in the border town of Dandong to his experiences in North Korea.

Sumo East and West (Episode #104)

KQED 9: Wed, May 9, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Steeped in the sanctity of Japanese tradition stretching back thousands of years, sumo has recently seen an increasing number of foreigners making their mark on the sumo scene. Taking viewers from Hawaii to Japan to Los Angeles, the film profiles some of the most prominent American wrestlers. This fascinating glimpse of the past, present and future of sumo illustrates the intersection of cultures as the hallowed sport grapples with the forces of internationalization. Produced by Ferne Pearlstein and Robert Edwards. Co-presentation with NAATA and PIC.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 11, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 10, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 10, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Shaolin Ulysses: Kungfu Monks In America (Episode #103)

KQED 9: Mon, May 7, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

The famous fighting monks of the Shaolin Monastery have seen a resurgence throughout the world, aided in part by the popularity of kung-fu movies among the hip-hop set and films like The Matrix and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. This film follows a handful of Shaolin monks who have brought the style to America, chronicling their adventures in New York City, Houston and Las Vegas.

Paper Words/Point of Entry (Episode #322)

KQED World: Mon, May 7, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

A bright and happy child, five-year-old Mai is newly arrived from China and placed in a kindergarten classroom in a small, Midwestern town. "Paper Words," an animated film, follows Mai as she engages her imagination to keep her company in a strange new world. It is paired with the short "Point of Entry."

Shaolin Ulysses: Kungfu Monks In America (Episode #103)

KQED 9: Sun, May 6, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

The famous fighting monks of the Shaolin Monastery have seen a resurgence throughout the world, aided in part by the popularity of kung-fu movies among the hip-hop set and films like The Matrix and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. This film follows a handful of Shaolin monks who have brought the style to America, chronicling their adventures in New York City, Houston and Las Vegas.

Paper Words/Point of Entry (Episode #322)

KQED World: Sun, May 6, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

A bright and happy child, five-year-old Mai is newly arrived from China and placed in a kindergarten classroom in a small, Midwestern town. "Paper Words," an animated film, follows Mai as she engages her imagination to keep her company in a strange new world. It is paired with the short "Point of Entry."

China Blue (Episode #303)

KQED 9: Wed, May 2, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 4, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 3, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 3, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
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    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

      UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues!  If you?re still experiencing audio issues, you may need to rescan your television. Visit kqed.org/54move to learn how. Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/5/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

    • KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

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