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The Undocumented (Episode #1413H)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Border Patrol agents, Native Americans, smugglers, ranchers, retirees and samaritans form a constellation of people engaged with the Arizona/Mexico border on a daily basis -- policing it, inhabiting it, crossing it, working it, making it safer or simply feeling its consequences. But at the center of it all is the migrant. "The Undocumented" tells the story of the migrants who die while trying to cross an unforgiving desert in search of a better life.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

The Island President (Episode #1412)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives is a man with a bigger problem than any other world leader has ever faced -- the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives, he must now ensure that his tiny country doesn't disappear under rising sea levels. That means capturing the attention of global superpowers, forging alliances, persuading the skeptical, and learning the ropes of international political horse-trading. Despite the size of his country and his political challenges at home, Mohamed Nasheed has become one of the leading international voices for urgent action on climate change.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Wham! Bam! Islam! (Episode #1301)

KQED World: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

When a Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series with 99 superheroes based on the 99 virtues of Allah, he runs up against suspicion from Muslims and the harsh realities of the global marketplace.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (Episode #1411H)

KQED World: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

This program traces the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, the film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation.

Wham! Bam! Islam! (Episode #1301)

KQED World: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

When a Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series with 99 superheroes based on the 99 virtues of Allah, he runs up against suspicion from Muslims and the harsh realities of the global marketplace.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (Episode #1411H)

KQED World: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

This program traces the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, the film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation.

Wham! Bam! Islam! (Episode #1301)

KQED World: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

When a Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series with 99 superheroes based on the 99 virtues of Allah, he runs up against suspicion from Muslims and the harsh realities of the global marketplace.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (Episode #1411H)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

This program traces the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, the film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Revenge of the Electric Car (Episode #1319)

KQED World: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 9:00 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

The House I Live In/As I Am (Episode #1410)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

As America remains embroiled in overseas conflicts, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than 20 states, this documentary captures heart-wrenching stories at all levels of America's drug war - from the dealer to the grieving mother; the narcotics officer to the senator; and the inmate to the federal judge.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Blessed Is The Match (Episode #1120)

KQED 9: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

Narrated by Joan Allen, this film profiles Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured and ultimately executed by the Nazis.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 1:00 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 […]

    • KQET DT25 Planned Outage: early Tues 4/15 (btwn 5am-6am)

      (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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