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The City Dark (Episode #2503H)

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

Is darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and discovers streets awash in light and skies devoid of stars, he embarks on a journey to America's brightest and darkest corners, asking astronomers, cancer researchers and ecologists what is lost in the glare of city lights. Blending a humorous, searching narrative with poetic footage of the night sky, "The City Dark" provides a fascinating introduction to the science of the dark and an exploration of our relationship to the stars.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 19, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 18, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 18, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

Food, Inc. (Episode #2301H)

KQED World: Sat, Dec 15, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.
We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli - the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.
Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser ("Fast Food Nation"), Michael Pollan ("The Omnivore's Dilemma") along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs, this film reveals surprising - and often shocking truths - about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (Episode #2314)

KQED Life: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

Why would a dedicated Cold War strategist throw away his career, his friends and risk life in prison for a chance to help end the Vietnam War? In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a leading military planner, concluded that America's role in the war was based on decades of lies. He leaked the Pentagon Papers, 7000 pages of top-secret documents, to The New York Times, a daring act of conscience that led to Watergate, President Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War. "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" is a tale told by Ellsberg with a who's who of Vietnam and Watergate-era figures.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 15, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

Food, Inc. (Episode #2301H)

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.
We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli - the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.
Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser ("Fast Food Nation"), Michael Pollan ("The Omnivore's Dilemma") along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs, this film reveals surprising - and often shocking truths - about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (Episode #2314)

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Why would a dedicated Cold War strategist throw away his career, his friends and risk life in prison for a chance to help end the Vietnam War? In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a leading military planner, concluded that America's role in the war was based on decades of lies. He leaked the Pentagon Papers, 7000 pages of top-secret documents, to The New York Times, a daring act of conscience that led to Watergate, President Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War. "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" is a tale told by Ellsberg with a who's who of Vietnam and Watergate-era figures.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 15, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 7, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 5, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
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