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Rat Film (#1910) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Trace the history of Baltimore through this provocative film that uses the rat--as well as the humans who love them, live with them and kill them - to chronicle the systemized oppression in impoverished communities far beyond the city's borders.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 17, 2019 -- 5:00am
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 17, 2019 -- 11:00am
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 19, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jan 22, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jan 22, 2019 -- 8:00am Remind me

Rodents of Unusual Size (#2007) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

Go deep into the bayous with fisherman Thomas Gonzales, who has lived through hurricanes and oil spills but now faces a bigger threat: monstrous 20-pound "swamp rats" who are eating up coastal wetlands. It's man vs. rodent. May the best mammal win.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 17, 2019 -- 6:00am
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 17, 2019 -- 12:00pm
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 19, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World (#2008) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Discover how Native American musicians have transformed American blues, jazz and rock in this musical celebration featuring Robbie Robertson, Taj Mahal, Slash, Jackson Browne, Taboo, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Iggy Pop, Steven Tyler and more.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 22, 2019 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jan 23, 2019 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 24, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 24, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 26, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Acorn and the Firestorm (#1918) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Explore the politically charged battle to take down ACORN, a controversial national community-organizing group. Working with lower income communities, the group was investigated by undercover journalists, cutting to the heart of the political divide.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 27, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 27, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

The King (#2006) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: none)

Climb into Elvis' 1963 Rolls-Royce for a musical road trip that traces the rise and fall of Elvis at a metaphor for the country he left behind. Featuring Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Ethan Hawke, Chuck D and many more.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 29, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jan 30, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 31, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 31, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 2, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Birth of a Movement (#1807) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: none)

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 1, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 2, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 2, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 4, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me

Black Memorabilia (#2010) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: none)

From the South to Brooklyn to China, meet the people who reproduce, consume and reclaim black memorabilia, racially-charged objects often wrapped in the protective embrace of antiquity and historical preservation.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Feb 4, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 5, 2019 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 6, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 7, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 7, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 9, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

A Ballerina's Tale (#1709) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Explore the rise of Misty Copeland, who made history as the first African-American female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theater. Get an intimate look at this groundbreaking dancer during a crucial period in her life.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 5, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
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  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 6, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (#1911) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities is a documentary and interactive project that explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in American history, culture, and national identity. Today, over half of all African American professionals are graduates of HBCUs. More than 50% of the nation's African American public school teachers and 70% of African American dentists earned degrees at HBCUs. The film brings to a broad national audience for the first time the story of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of intolerance and injustice.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 6, 2019 -- 3:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 7, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 7, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Hale County This Morning, This Evening (#2011) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: none)

Visit the world of Hale County, Alabama. Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments in the lives of people in the community, the film offers a richly detailed glimpse at life in America's Black Belt.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Feb 11, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 12, 2019 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 13, 2019 -- 4:30pm Remind me
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  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 16, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

People's Republic of Desire (#2012) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Meet a generation of young people in China who have come of age online, where virtual relationships are replacing real-life connections. Both the wealthy and the poor gather in online showrooms to worship idols who sing karaoke or host talk shows.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Feb 25, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 26, 2019 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 27, 2019 -- 4:30pm Remind me
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Winnie (#1909) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

Explore the life of Winnie Mandela and her struggle to bring down apartheid, with intimate insights from those closest to her and testimony from the enemies who sought to extinguish her radical capacity to shake up the order of things.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 26, 2019 -- 3:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 27, 2019 -- 12:30pm Remind me

True Conviction (#1919) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

Meet three exonerated ex-prisoners who start a detective agency to rebuild their lives, help free other wrongly incarcerated persons, and fix the criminal justice system.

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  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 27, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 28, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me
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XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
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KQED World

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XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
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Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.