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Best Kept Secret (Episode #2611H)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

At a public school in Newark, New Jersey, the staff answers the phone by saying, "You've reached John F. Kennedy High School, Newark's best-kept secret." JFK provides an exceptional environment for students with special-education needs. In "Best Kept Secret," Janet Mino, who has taught a class of young men for four years, is on an urgent mission. She races against the clock as graduation approaches for her severely autistic minority students. Once they graduate and leave the security of this nurturing place, their options for living independently will be few. Mino must help them find the means to support themselves before they "age out" of the system. By Samantha Buck.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

The World Before Her (Episode #2610)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

This is a tale of two Indias. In one, Ruhi Singh is a small-town girl competing in Bombay to win the Miss India pageant - a ticket to stardom in a country wild about beauty contests. In the other, Prachi Trivedi is the young, militant leader of a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls, where she preaches violent resistance to Western culture, Christianity and Islam. Moving between these divergent realities, the film creates a lively, provocative portrait of the world's largest democracy at a critical transitional moment - and of two women who hope to shape its future. By Nisha Pahuja.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Ping Pong (Episode #2609)

KQED World: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

Call this old age, extreme edition: Eight players with 703 years among them compete in the Over 80 World Table Tennis Championships in China's Inner Mongolia. British players Terry, 81, who has been given a week to live, and Les, 91, a weightlifter and poet, are going for the gold. Inge, 89, from Germany, has used table tennis to paddle her way out of dementia. And Texan Lisa, 85, is playing for the first time. "Ping Pong" is a wonderfully unusual story of hope, regret, friendship, ambition, love - and sheer human tenacity in the face of aging and mortality. By Hugh Hartford and Anson Hartford.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Reportero (Episode #2513H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

"Reportero" follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon came to power and launched a government offensive against the country's powerful drug cartels and organized crime. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Ping Pong (Episode #2609)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Call this old age, extreme edition: Eight players with 703 years among them compete in the Over 80 World Table Tennis Championships in China's Inner Mongolia. British players Terry, 81, who has been given a week to live, and Les, 91, a weightlifter and poet, are going for the gold. Inge, 89, from Germany, has used table tennis to paddle her way out of dementia. And Texan Lisa, 85, is playing for the first time. "Ping Pong" is a wonderfully unusual story of hope, regret, friendship, ambition, love - and sheer human tenacity in the face of aging and mortality. By Hugh Hartford and Anson Hartford.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Reportero (Episode #2513H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

"Reportero" follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon came to power and launched a government offensive against the country's powerful drug cartels and organized crime. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Ping Pong (Episode #2609)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Call this old age, extreme edition: Eight players with 703 years among them compete in the Over 80 World Table Tennis Championships in China's Inner Mongolia. British players Terry, 81, who has been given a week to live, and Les, 91, a weightlifter and poet, are going for the gold. Inge, 89, from Germany, has used table tennis to paddle her way out of dementia. And Texan Lisa, 85, is playing for the first time. "Ping Pong" is a wonderfully unusual story of hope, regret, friendship, ambition, love - and sheer human tenacity in the face of aging and mortality. By Hugh Hartford and Anson Hartford.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

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

KQED World: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

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 World: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
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