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Indira Gandhi (Episode #110H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 -- 4:36 AM

Indira Gandhi was always destined for greatness. As the first female leader of the world's largest democracy, she inherited a country plagued by poverty, famine and social injustice. Yet Indira triumphed over her critics, transformed India into a confident independent democracy, and rose to dominate India's political stage for nearly 20 years. To the poor, she was 'Mother India'. To others, Durgar, the goddess of war. Yet Indira was a woman of extreme contradictions. She was the democrat who became a dictator. She was the wife and mother who placed politics and power before her family. And eventually, she paid the price for her very public flaws.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 -- 3:36 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 -- 9:36 PM

Madame Chiang Kai-Shek (Episode #101Z)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

In a remarkable life that touched three centuries, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek rose to become one of the most powerful women in the world. She positioned herself at the forefront of Chinese politics and held extraordinary influence in world affairs for a woman of her time. She was, for five decades, a source of invaluable support for her China's ineffective Nationalist leader, her husband, General Chiang Kai-Shek. With charm, diplomacy and an American education on her side, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek secured huge international support for a war-torn poverty-stricken China. When Japan invaded and the Communists advanced, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek successfully appealed to America for millions of dollars of financial and military aid. Yet her ambition and hunger for power was nearly her downfall. An affair with a man who could have been the American President almost destroyed her marriage and her reputation. In the end though, she triumphed over every adversity, and continued to fight both for Chinese democracy and her country's place on the world stage. In one of the most turbulent times in China's history, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek had spoken for millions of her people at home and across the world. She was the greatest leader China never had.

Indira Gandhi (Episode #110H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 10:36 PM

Indira Gandhi was always destined for greatness. As the first female leader of the world's largest democracy, she inherited a country plagued by poverty, famine and social injustice. Yet Indira triumphed over her critics, transformed India into a confident independent democracy, and rose to dominate India's political stage for nearly 20 years. To the poor, she was 'Mother India'. To others, Durgar, the goddess of war. Yet Indira was a woman of extreme contradictions. She was the democrat who became a dictator. She was the wife and mother who placed politics and power before her family. And eventually, she paid the price for her very public flaws.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 -- 3:36 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 -- 9:36 PM

Madame Chiang Kai-Shek (Episode #101Z)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

In a remarkable life that touched three centuries, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek rose to become one of the most powerful women in the world. She positioned herself at the forefront of Chinese politics and held extraordinary influence in world affairs for a woman of her time. She was, for five decades, a source of invaluable support for her China's ineffective Nationalist leader, her husband, General Chiang Kai-Shek. With charm, diplomacy and an American education on her side, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek secured huge international support for a war-torn poverty-stricken China. When Japan invaded and the Communists advanced, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek successfully appealed to America for millions of dollars of financial and military aid. Yet her ambition and hunger for power was nearly her downfall. An affair with a man who could have been the American President almost destroyed her marriage and her reputation. In the end though, she triumphed over every adversity, and continued to fight both for Chinese democracy and her country's place on the world stage. In one of the most turbulent times in China's history, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek had spoken for millions of her people at home and across the world. She was the greatest leader China never had.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
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