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The Great Invisible (Episode #1613)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 -- 12:30 PM

Explore the stories behind the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill, from fallout to aftermath, and its continuing effects on a region dependent on nature. The film includes unprecedented access to footage from the oil rig before the spill. By Margaret Brown.

Through a Lens Darkly (Episode #1608)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

This is the story of the pioneering African-American photographers - men and women, celebrated and anonymous - who have recorded the lives and aspirations of generations, from slavery to the present. By Thomas Allen Harris.

The Great Invisible (Episode #1613)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 -- 6:30 AM

Explore the stories behind the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill, from fallout to aftermath, and its continuing effects on a region dependent on nature. The film includes unprecedented access to footage from the oil rig before the spill. By Margaret Brown.

Through a Lens Darkly (Episode #1608)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

This is the story of the pioneering African-American photographers - men and women, celebrated and anonymous - who have recorded the lives and aspirations of generations, from slavery to the present. By Thomas Allen Harris.

The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights (Episode #1408)

KQED World: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 6:00 AM

Whitney M. Young Jr. was one of the most celebrated -- and controversial -- leaders of the civil rights era. This documentary follows his journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. Unique among black leaders, he took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents. Young had the difficult tasks of calming the fears of white allies, relieving the doubts of fellow civil rights leaders and responding to attacks from the militant Black Power movement.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 12:00 PM

Spies of Mississippi (Episode #1511)

KQED World: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 1:00 AM

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.

Solar Mamas (Episode #1404H)

KQED World: Sun, Aug 16, 2015 -- 8:00 PM

Welcome to India's Barefoot College, founded by Bunker Roy to provide rural women living in poverty with an education that empowers them to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Rafea -- a 30-year-old Jordanian mother of four -- is traveling outside of her village for the first time to attend Barefoot's solar engineering program. Once there, she will join women like her from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Colombia to learn concrete skills to change their communities.

Spies of Mississippi (Episode #1511)

KQED World: Sun, Aug 16, 2015 -- 1:00 AM

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.

American Denial (Episode #1609)

KQED World: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

"American Denial" uses the story of Gunnar Myrdal's 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism as a springboard to explore the power of unconscious biases and how the ideals of liberty, equality and justice still affect notions of race and class today. By Llewellyn Smith.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 -- 8:00 AM

Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream (Episode #1401H)

KQED World: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 -- 8:00 PM

If income inequality were a sport, the residents of 740 Park Avenue in Manhattan would all be medalists. This address boasts the highest number of billionaires of any apartment building in the United States, many of whom actively lobby and finance political campaigns to lower taxes on the wealthy. Less than four miles away Park Avenue runs through New York's 16th Congressional District in the South Bronx, which has the highest poverty rate in the U.S. Minutes away from one another as the crow flies these New Yorker's face dramatically different economic realities.

Little White Lie (Episode #1610)

KQED World: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up with two loving Jewish parents. When she discovers that the man she's always assumed was her father is not her biological parent, she unlocks a powerful family secret about her real father's identity.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
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    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

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