America Reframed Previous Broadcasts

Operation Popcorn (Episode #415)

KQED World: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

During the Vietnam War, the CIA recruited Hmong tribesmen in the hills of Laos to fight the Communists, then brought them as refugees to America. Forty years later in California, someone who might be a CIA operative approaches a Hmong human rights activist about buying weapons to continue the fight.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

The Grace Lee Project (Episode #414)

KQED World: Wed, May 11, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

When Korean American filmmaker Grace Lee was growing up in Missouri, she was the only Grace Lee she knew. Once she left the Midwest however, everyone she met seemed to know "another Grace Lee." But why did they assume that all Grace Lees were reserved, dutiful, piano-playing overachievers? The filmmaker plunges into a funny, highly unscientific investigation into all those Grace Lees who break the mold -- from a fiery social activist to a rebel who tried to burn down her high school. With wit and charm, The Grace Lee Project puts a hilarious spin on the eternal question, "What's in a name?"

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, May 11, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Winning Girl (Episode #319)

KQED World: Wed, May 4, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Teshya Alo is 16 years old and 125 pounds. But on the judo and wrestling mats, she throws women twice her age and pounds heavier. And she beats boys. Now, she has her sights set on taking gold at both the judo and wrestling world championships. If she does, she'd be the first and youngest athlete ever to win world championships in two different sports in the same year. But it won't be easy. The story of Hawaiian female teen wrestler/judoka Teshya Alo.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, May 4, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

In An Ideal World (Episode #413)

KQED World: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 6:00 AM

At an infamous prison in California, a warden, a white Mafioso murderer and a black ex-gang member struggle to move beyond the stark reality of America's locked down racial order. Challenged for the first time by a U.S. Supreme Court desegregation ruling and a novel mixed-race program, their stories reveal the hope and the hidden risks of transformative change, and the institutional nature of racial hierarchies.

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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Mon 5/09/16: KQEH DT54 planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Monday 5/09 The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels at some point Monday (most likely early afternoon) for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna late-afternoon when work is completed. The change […]

    • KQED DT9: planned overnight outage, Over the Air early 5/04

      (DT9-1, 9-2, and 9-3) Early Wed 5/04, beginning 12:30am We will be shutting down our KQED DT9 Over the Air Sutro Tower (SF) transmission at apx. 12:30am early Wednesday May 4th, in order to install some new equipment. We expect to be back on the air between 4am-6am Wednesday morning. Most receivers will automatically re-acquire […]

    • 4/17/16 ? KQED Plus (DT54) Over the Air Issue: Virtual ID missing

      We are aware that many Over the Air (OTA) viewers are currently unable to tune in our channels on the usual DT54.1 through 54.5. This is due to a problem with our PSIP generator, which engineers hope to have repaired on Monday 4/18. In the meantime, OTA viewers might be able to watch any of […]

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