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Precious Knowledge (Episode #1323)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 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 World: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

The Longoria Affair (Episode #1204H)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 9:00 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 World: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Objectified (Episode #1107)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

How does the design of your cell phone, toothbrush or couch impact your life? Did you ever stop to think about it? Director Gary Hustwit ("Helvetica") looks at our complex relationship with manufactured objects, the people who design them and the creative process behind their work. Step inside the offices of the world's most influential product designers to see how these objects influence us - oftentimes without us even knowing it.

Between The Folds (Episode #1108)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

Think origami is just paper planes and cranes? Meet a determined group of theoretical scientists and fine artists who have abandoned careers and scoffed at graduate degrees to forge new lives as modern-day paper folders. Together they reinterpret the world in paper, creating a wild mix of sensibilities towards art, science, creativity and meaning.

Objectified (Episode #1107)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

How does the design of your cell phone, toothbrush or couch impact your life? Did you ever stop to think about it? Director Gary Hustwit ("Helvetica") looks at our complex relationship with manufactured objects, the people who design them and the creative process behind their work. Step inside the offices of the world's most influential product designers to see how these objects influence us - oftentimes without us even knowing it.

Between The Folds (Episode #1108)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

Think origami is just paper planes and cranes? Meet a determined group of theoretical scientists and fine artists who have abandoned careers and scoffed at graduate degrees to forge new lives as modern-day paper folders. Together they reinterpret the world in paper, creating a wild mix of sensibilities towards art, science, creativity and meaning.

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