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Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock (Episode #1313)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society. This documentary tells the story of her life and public support of nine black students to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, which culminated in a constitutional crisis -- pitting a president against a governor and a community against itself.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

The Desert of Forbidden Art (Episode #1217)

KQED World: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

This story of how a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions of dollars was stashed in a far-off desert of Uzbekistan develops into a larger exploration of how art survives in times of oppression.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Episode #1409#)

KQED World: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Weiwei expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio and held him in secret detention. This documentary is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Weiwei while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

The Desert of Forbidden Art (Episode #1217)

KQED World: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

This story of how a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions of dollars was stashed in a far-off desert of Uzbekistan develops into a larger exploration of how art survives in times of oppression.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Episode #1409#)

KQED World: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 5:30 AM

Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Weiwei expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio and held him in secret detention. This documentary is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Weiwei while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock (Episode #1313)

KQED 9: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society. This documentary tells the story of her life and public support of nine black students to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, which culminated in a constitutional crisis -- pitting a president against a governor and a community against itself.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Episode #1409#)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Weiwei expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio and held him in secret detention. This documentary is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Weiwei while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock (Episode #1313)

KQED 9: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society. This documentary tells the story of her life and public support of nine black students to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, which culminated in a constitutional crisis -- pitting a president against a governor and a community against itself.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Episode #1409#)

KQED 9: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Weiwei expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio and held him in secret detention. This documentary is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Weiwei while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (Episode #1218)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a wunderkind and a phenomenon. Discovered through for his graffiti art in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side, he sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200 and later became best friends with Andy Warhol. Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this documentary.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 -- 4:30 AM

More Than A Month (Episode #1315H)

KQED 9: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African-American filmmaker, is on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. Through this tongue-in-cheek journey, "More Than a Month" investigates what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a "post-racial" America.

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

KQED 9: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

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: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

As Goes Janesville (Episode #1402)

KQED World: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

From the day the GM factory closes through a showdown with national resonance at the state capitol, "As Goes Janesville" traces the impact of the economic crisis on the people of Janesville, Wisconsin. The film records two years in the lives of laid-off workers, business leaders and elected officials all trying to reinvent their lives and their midwestern town amid the closure of their GM plant and America's worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The story begins shortly after the factory closed in 2008 and continues through a standoff between the newly-elected governor and 14 Democratic state senators, one of whom is a main character in the film.

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (Episode #1314)

KQED World: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Combining fresh and candid 16mm footage that had lain undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for the past 30 years, with contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars, this program looks at the people, society, culture and style that fuelled an era of convulsive change, 1967-1975. Utilizing an innovative format that riffs on the popular 1970s mix tape format, this is a cinematic and musical journey into the black communities of America.

As Goes Janesville (Episode #1402)

KQED World: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

From the day the GM factory closes through a showdown with national resonance at the state capitol, "As Goes Janesville" traces the impact of the economic crisis on the people of Janesville, Wisconsin. The film records two years in the lives of laid-off workers, business leaders and elected officials all trying to reinvent their lives and their midwestern town amid the closure of their GM plant and America's worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The story begins shortly after the factory closed in 2008 and continues through a standoff between the newly-elected governor and 14 Democratic state senators, one of whom is a main character in the film.

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (Episode #1314)

KQED World: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

Combining fresh and candid 16mm footage that had lain undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for the past 30 years, with contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars, this program looks at the people, society, culture and style that fuelled an era of convulsive change, 1967-1975. Utilizing an innovative format that riffs on the popular 1970s mix tape format, this is a cinematic and musical journey into the black communities of America.

When I Rise (Episode #1213H)

KQED World: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

This program profiles Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student, who finds herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, struggling against the odds and ultimately ascending to the heights of international opera.

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