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Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (Episode #1418H)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

This film follows the real life rock 'n' roll fairy tale of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band Journey. In this Cinderella story for the ages, Arnel, having overcome a lifetime's worth of hardships, must now navigate the immense pressures of replacing a legendary singer and leading a world-renowned band on their most extensive world tour in years.

The Longoria Affair (Episode #1204H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

Private Felix Longoria fought and died while fighting the Japanese during World War II. But when his body was sent back his small hometown in Texas, the only funeral parlor there refused to hold a wake for the Mexican American GI because "the whites would not like it." The incident would ripple outward, launching the career of Lyndon B. Johnson, landing the undertaker in a mental institution, engendering hostile recriminations for the next 50 years, and launching the Mexican American civil rights movement.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

Precious Knowledge (Episode #1323)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

When a highly successful Mexican American Studies program at Tucson High School comes under fire for teaching ethnic chauvinism, teachers and students fight back. This modern civil rights struggle is born at the epicenter of the immigration debate in the age of identity politics.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

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

KQED World: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 2:00 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: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
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      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

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      UPDATE: This problem has been resolved, and the OTA signal for the DT54 channels restored. (DT54.1 through 54.5) KQED Plus’ Over the Air transmission is currently off air via our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak northeast of San Jose. Technicians are working on the problem. No current estimate regarding how long this will exist. We […]

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