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The Trials of Muhammad Ali (Episode #1516)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

This film covers Muhammad Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. It explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Waste Land (Episode #1219H)

KQED World: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz creates portraits of people using found materials from the places where they live and work. His "Sugar Children" series portrays the deprived children of Caribbean plantation workers using the sugar their parents harvest. We meet Muniz as he embarks on his next project, inspired by the trash pickers at the largest landfill on earth.

When The Drum Is Beating (Episode #1318)

KQED World: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

For 60 years, Haiti's most popular band, Septentrional, has survived corrupt governments, revolutions, natural disasters, extreme poverty and national tragedy. Its joyous fusion of Cuban and Haitian beats lifts and celebrates the indomitable Haitian spirit.

Brothers Hypnotic (Episode #1515)

KQED World: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

The brotherhood of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is literal. Not always willing subjects of a utopian family experiment, the eight boys were forged into a band as children by their father, Chicago jazz maverick Phil Cohran. Now as young men, making their way on the streets of New York and in the music business, with stardom on the horizon, they must test their father's ideals against their own brotherly vision.

When The Drum Is Beating (Episode #1318)

KQED World: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

For 60 years, Haiti's most popular band, Septentrional, has survived corrupt governments, revolutions, natural disasters, extreme poverty and national tragedy. Its joyous fusion of Cuban and Haitian beats lifts and celebrates the indomitable Haitian spirit.

Brothers Hypnotic (Episode #1515)

KQED World: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

The brotherhood of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is literal. Not always willing subjects of a utopian family experiment, the eight boys were forged into a band as children by their father, Chicago jazz maverick Phil Cohran. Now as young men, making their way on the streets of New York and in the music business, with stardom on the horizon, they must test their father's ideals against their own brotherly vision.

When The Drum Is Beating (Episode #1318)

KQED World: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

For 60 years, Haiti's most popular band, Septentrional, has survived corrupt governments, revolutions, natural disasters, extreme poverty and national tragedy. Its joyous fusion of Cuban and Haitian beats lifts and celebrates the indomitable Haitian spirit.

Brothers Hypnotic (Episode #1515)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 7, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

The brotherhood of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is literal. Not always willing subjects of a utopian family experiment, the eight boys were forged into a band as children by their father, Chicago jazz maverick Phil Cohran. Now as young men, making their way on the streets of New York and in the music business, with stardom on the horizon, they must test their father's ideals against their own brotherly vision.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Revenge of the Electric Car (Episode #1319)

KQED World: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

In 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same auto companies that built them. Today, fewer than six years later, the electric car is back...with a vengeance. Director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America's future: fast, furious and cleaner than ever. This program follows the race among major car-makers to be the first, the best and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world. It's not just the next generation of green cars that's on the line; it's the future of the automobile itself

Medora (Episode #1514H)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 1, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

A community beset by a crippled economy and dwindling population is the setting for this documentary, following a down-but-not-out varsity basketball team over a season. The team's struggle to compete parallels the town's own fight for survival.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
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    • KQED DT9 planned, very short outages, Tues 4/15 (& possibly Wed 4/16)

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED DT9′s Over the Air (OTA) signal from Sutro Tower will experience a few extremely brief outages on Tuesday 4/15 between 10am and 5pm (and possibly on Wed 4/16 if the work cannot be completed in 1 day). Each outage should be measurable in seconds (not minutes). This work will not affect […]

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      (DT 25.1, 25.2, 25.3) At some point between 5am and 6am early Tuesday 4/15, KQET’s signal from the transmitter on Fremont Peak northeast of Monterey will shut down for a short period of time to allow AT&T to do work on our fiber interface. The outage should be relatively short, but its precise start time […]

    • Occasional sound issues, Comcast Cable, Black remote control

      Originally posted 6/19/2013: Some Comcast Basic Cable customers around the Bay Area have reported audio issues with KQED and KQED Plus, on channels 9 and 10. The problem is not related to KQED’s transmission but may be caused by the language setting on your Comcast remote control. If your Comcast remote control is black, please […]

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