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The Fantasy Sports Gamble (#3405H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE

See an investigation with the New York Times into fantasy sports and online sports betting. With law enforcement cracking down, the film traces the growth of these booming businesses and goes inside their operations at home and abroad.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 31, 2016 -- 10:00pm
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 -- 4:00am

Solitary Nation (#3209) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

An estimated 80,000 Americans are in solitary confinement - even people who haven't committed violent crimes - sometimes for years, or even decades. Using extraordinary access to the segregation unit at the maximum security Maine State Prison, Frontline examines America's use of solitary confinement - a practice US prisons and jails resort to more than most other countries. Some prison officials see it as necessary to keep order and safety, but critics say it is inhumane and counterproductive. This program is an extraordinarily rare and intimate view of life in solitary, through the stories of inmates living in isolation, the prison officers who keep them locked in, and a new warden who is re-thinking the practice and trying to reduce the number of inmates in solitary.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 30, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me

Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA (#3304) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

Frontline investigates how the NRA uses its unrivaled political power to stop gun regulation in America. With first-hand accounts of school killings in Newtown and Columbine, and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Gunned Down examines why despite the national trauma over gun violence Washington hasn't acted.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 -- 10:44pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 -- 4:44am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 19, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 27, 2016 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 27, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Being Mortal (#3306) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

Frontline teams up with writer and surgeon Atul Gawande to examine how doctors care for terminally ill patients. In conjunction with Gawande's new book, the film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors - including Gawande himself - struggle to talk honestly and openly with their dying patients.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 22, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 26, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 20, 2016 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 20, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Policing The Police (#3412H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE

Inside the Newark Police Department - one of many troubled forces in America ordered to reform. Writer and historian Jelani Cobb examines allegations of police abuses and the challenge of fixing a broken relationship with the community.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 28, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 29, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 3, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me

Show Topic Still TBA Duration: 56:46 STEREO

The episode for these dates will be selected close to broadcast time. Please check the Frontline series info page in our Programs A-Z Directory periodically for updates.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 5, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 6, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 10, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me
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American Terrorist (#3307) Duration: 1:29:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Frontline investigates American-born terrorist David Coleman Headley, who helped plan the deadly 2008 siege on Mumbai. In collaboration with ProPublica, the film reveals how secret electronic surveillance missed catching the Mumbai plotters, and how Headley planned another Charlie Hebdo-like assault against a Danish newspaper.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 -- 6:30am Remind me

Poor Kids (#3024) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

These are hard times in the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. It's home to John Deere manufacturing and the nation's breadbasket. But it's also an area deeply scarred by the recession. Frontline spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families' struggles against financial ruin. The result is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it's rarely seen, through the eyes of children. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, Poor Kids is an unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children, and to the country's future.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 28, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 28, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela (#1716H) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TVPG

Frontline profiles the most widely known and revered political leader in the world - Nelson Mandela. Credited with the reversal of apartheid in a South Africa controlled by two generations of stern Afrikaner leaders who enforced the ideology of racial separation, Mandela stands as an all-embracing giant who brought about his nation's extraordinary peaceful transformation to democracy. In this in-depth film biography of Mandela, the broadcast tells the story of his life through interviews with intimates from his most trusted associates to his jailers on Robben Island, the prison where he was held for 27 years. This program offers an insider's account of his extraordinary will to lead and of the great risk and personal sacrifice he endured to achieve democracy and equality for the people of his nation.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 31, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Mon 5/09/16: KQEH DT54 planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Monday 5/09 The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels at some point Monday (most likely early afternoon) for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna late-afternoon when work is completed. The change […]

    • KQED DT9: planned overnight outage, Over the Air early 5/04

      (DT9-1, 9-2, and 9-3) Early Wed 5/04, beginning 12:30am We will be shutting down our KQED DT9 Over the Air Sutro Tower (SF) transmission at apx. 12:30am early Wednesday May 4th, in order to install some new equipment. We expect to be back on the air between 4am-6am Wednesday morning. Most receivers will automatically re-acquire […]

    • 4/17/16 – KQED Plus (DT54) Over the Air Issue: Virtual ID missing

      We are aware that many Over the Air (OTA) viewers are currently unable to tune in our channels on the usual DT54.1 through 54.5. This is due to a problem with our PSIP generator, which engineers hope to have repaired on Monday 4/18. In the meantime, OTA viewers might be able to watch any of […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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