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The Undocumented (Episode #1413)

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 #1412H)

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 #1301H)

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 #1301H)

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 #1301H)

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 #1319H)

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.

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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    • Mon 8/31: KQET Signal break-up (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3)

      UPDATE: As of shortly after 7pm Monday evening, repairs were completed at the KQET transmitter, and the signal appears to be stable. Thanks for your patience. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Original post Monday 11am: We are aware of the break-up […]

    • 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 […]

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