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Strong (Episode #1327H)
KQED 9: Thu, Jul 26, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
Scheduled the day before the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics, "Strong!" follows Cheryl Hayworth, a world champion 300-pound U.S. Olympic weightlifter, as she prepares for Beijing in 2008. This is her last shot at the Olympics because her weightlifting career is nearing its inevitable end. A Women & Girls Lead film, "Strong!" is not only a window into the seldom seen world of women's competitive weightlifting, but also explores popular notions of power, strength, beauty and health in a sport where being big means being strong, and is necessary for success.
- KQED World: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Jul 27, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
- KQED 9: Fri, Jul 27, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
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