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Spies of Mississippi (Episode #1511H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 25, 2016 -- 10:30 PM

This film tells the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation during the 1950s and '60s. Granted broad powers, this commission investigated citizens and organizations in attempts to derail the civil rights movement.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, May 26, 2016 -- 4:30 AM

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Episode #1506)

KQED World: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 1:00 AM

85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered the world's greatest sushi chef, is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearance, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a 3-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make pilgrimages. "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" is a meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection.

Dogtown Redemption (Episode #1718H)

KQED World: Thu, May 19, 2016 -- 6:00 AM

Meet street recyclers who fight to survive in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Oakland, California. Their poignant personal stories raise questions about race, class and the rights of the poor.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, May 19, 2016 -- 12:00 PM

Brakeless (Episode #1603)

KQED World: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 7:00 AM

On April 25, 2005, a West Japan Railway (West JR) commuter train crashed into an apartment building and killed 107 people. Afterward, an official report concluded the cause of the accident was over-speeding when the train's driver tried to make up an 80-second delay. What made the train's driver risk so many lives for an 80-second delay? "Brakeless" looks at Japanese society and asks if it is bound to the pursuit of efficiency at all costs. Have the national virtues of punctuality and loyalty to protocol become societal impediments and even dangers to the people of Japan? By Kyoko Miyake.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

Dogtown Redemption (Episode #1718H)

KQED 9: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 10:00 PM

Meet street recyclers who fight to survive in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Oakland, California. Their poignant personal stories raise questions about race, class and the rights of the poor.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, May 19, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 4:00 AM

In Football We Trust (Episode #1708)

KQED World: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 1:00 AM

Explore the story behind the Polynesian pipeline to the NFL through the lives of high school players in Utah. As they enter the high-stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports, they still struggle with gang violence and poverty.

India's Daughter (Episode #1702)

KQED World: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

Learn how the harrowing rape and murder of a promising 23-year-old female medical student in Delhi sparked an international movement for change in this news-making film that was banned in India.

The Armor of Light (Episode #1717H)

KQED World: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 10:30 PM

Meet two Christians - an Evangelical anti-abortion activist and an African-American mother whose son was murdered - who find common ground in the fight against the rising tide of gun violence.

Peace Officer (Episode #1716H)

KQED World: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 9:00 PM

Meet Dub Lawrence, a crusading former sheriff whose investigations highlight the increasingly militarized state of American police. He established Utah's first SWAT team, only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff.

In Football We Trust (Episode #1708)

KQED World: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 9:00 PM

Explore the story behind the Polynesian pipeline to the NFL through the lives of high school players in Utah. As they enter the high-stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports, they still struggle with gang violence and poverty.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Episode #1506)

KQED Life: Thu, May 12, 2016 -- 8:00 PM

85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered the world's greatest sushi chef, is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearance, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a 3-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make pilgrimages. "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" is a meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 13, 2016 -- 2:00 AM

The Armor of Light (Episode #1717H)

KQED 9: Tue, May 10, 2016 -- 9:00 PM

Meet two Christians - an Evangelical anti-abortion activist and an African-American mother whose son was murdered - who find common ground in the fight against the rising tide of gun violence.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, May 11, 2016 -- 3:00 AM

Peace Officer (Episode #1716H)

KQED 9: Mon, May 9, 2016 -- 9:00 PM

Meet Dub Lawrence, a crusading former sheriff whose investigations highlight the increasingly militarized state of American police. He established Utah's first SWAT team, only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 10, 2016 -- 3:00 AM

My Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did (Episode #1715H)

KQED World: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 10:00 PM

Meet the sons of two Nazi war criminals who jointly were responsible for thousands of deaths. Through frank interviews, the men reflect on their fathers' character and crimes and on the price of forgiveness.

Powerless (Episode #1604H)

KQED World: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 2:00 PM

In Kanpur, India, a city with 15-hour power outages, a nimble young electrician provides Robin Hood-style services to the poor. Meanwhile, the first female chief of the electricity utility company is on a mission to dismantle the illegal connections, for good. By Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa.

My Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did (Episode #1715H)

KQED 9: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 10:00 PM

Meet the sons of two Nazi war criminals who jointly were responsible for thousands of deaths. Through frank interviews, the men reflect on their fathers' character and crimes and on the price of forgiveness.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, May 5, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, May 5, 2016 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 3, 2016 -- 4:00 AM

Twin Sisters (Episode #1602)

KQED World: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

In China in 2003, twin babies Mia and Alexandra were found in a cardboard box and placed in an orphanage, where authorities separated the infants and concealed their sibling relationship. Two sets of prospective adoptive parents - one from California and the other from Norway - meet during the adoption process and launch an investigation that reveals that the girls are sisters. The girls grow up knowing they have a twin living on the other side of the world. When the girls are eight, Mia and her family go to Norway to visit Alexandra, and discover that the girls not only look and act alike, but are unmistakably and inextricably connected to each other. By Mona Friis Bertheussen.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 8:00 AM

Seeking Asian Female (Episode #1414H)

KQED World: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Two strangers -- an elderly American man and a young Chinese woman -- pursue a marriage brokered by the internet, but they get more than they bargained for when she moves across the Pacific to start a new life with him in America.

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    • 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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