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Chuck Norris vs Communism (Episode #1705)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 -- 1:00 PM

See how the power of cinema ignited a revolution in 1980s Romania, as an intrepid VHS bootlegger and a brave translator brought western movies to audiences behind the Iron Curtain.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 -- 3:00 PM

Birth of a Movement (Episode #1807)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 -- 8:00 AM

Learn how D.W. Griffith's 1915 The Birth of a Nation unleashed a battle still waging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Featuring Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and others.

Chuck Norris vs Communism (Episode #1705)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 -- 7:00 AM

See how the power of cinema ignited a revolution in 1980s Romania, as an intrepid VHS bootlegger and a brave translator brought western movies to audiences behind the Iron Curtain.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 -- 3:00 PM

Birth of a Movement (Episode #1807)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

Learn how D.W. Griffith's 1915 The Birth of a Nation unleashed a battle still waging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Featuring Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and others.

Chuck Norris vs Communism (Episode #1705)

KQED World: Sun, Jul 15, 2018 -- 11:00 PM

See how the power of cinema ignited a revolution in 1980s Romania, as an intrepid VHS bootlegger and a brave translator brought western movies to audiences behind the Iron Curtain.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 -- 3:00 PM

Birth of a Movement (Episode #1807)

KQED World: Sun, Jul 15, 2018 -- 8:00 PM

Learn how D.W. Griffith's 1915 The Birth of a Nation unleashed a battle still waging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Featuring Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and others.

Chuck Norris vs Communism (Episode #1705)

KQED World: Sun, Jul 15, 2018 -- 7:00 PM

See how the power of cinema ignited a revolution in 1980s Romania, as an intrepid VHS bootlegger and a brave translator brought western movies to audiences behind the Iron Curtain.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 -- 3:00 PM

Forever Pure (Episode #1817)

KQED World: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 -- 3:00 PM

The story of famed Israeli soccer club Beitar Jerusalem F.C. after it acquired two Muslim players, which led to a racist backlash and a lot of soul-searching from their new teammates.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

Democrats/Democrats/Soft Vengeance (Episode #1714)

KQED World: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 -- 7:00 PM

Watch history being made as Zimbabwe attempts to draft its first-ever democratic constitution. Filmed over three years, this riveting account of a country's challenging first steps towards democracy plays like a true-life political thriller.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 9, 2018 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 -- 11:00 PM

Forever Pure (Episode #1817)

KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 1, 2018 -- 4:33 AM

The story of famed Israeli soccer club Beitar Jerusalem F.C. after it acquired two Muslim players, which led to a racist backlash and a lot of soul-searching from their new teammates.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 -- 6:30 AM
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