Go around the world with KQED this October! Half the Sky, a one-of-a-kind community project to empower women and girls around the world, launches October 1. SOUND TRACKS: Music Without Borders, KQED’s national production, premieres October 5, bringing you stories of musicians from all around the world that are leading social change.
As we gear up for election day on November 6, KQED continues to be your most trusted source for election coverage. Don’t miss Frontline: The Choice 2012, which gives you the definitive portraits of the two men competing for the presidency. And turn to KQED 9 for the presidential debates throughout the month.
Here are the October highlights for KQED Public Television:
|Monday, October 1, and Tuesday, October 2, at
9pm on KQED 9
HALF THE SKY:
Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women WorldwideA landmark series based on the book by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide follows six actress-advocates including Diane Lane, America Ferrera, and Olivia Wilde as they travel to six countries and meet inspiring, courageous individuals who are confronting oppression and developing real, meaningful solutions through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.
|Friday, October 5, at 9pm on KQED 9
SOUND TRACKS: MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS
Delve into the stories of three musicians who are creating social change. Hosted by public radio’s Marco Werman, the magazine-format show focuses on jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and his passion to introduce America’s music to kids; the king of world music Youssou N’dour and his unsuccessful run for president in Senegal; and the soulful Scottish singer Julie Fowlis and her crusade to save Scottish Gaelic from extinction. The Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men give a brilliant unplugged performance for the “Global Hit” feature of the program.
|Tuesday, October 9, on KQED 9
FRONTLINE: THE CHOICE 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have crafted their campaign narratives, telling you who they are, what they’ve done and how they would lead America. But there’s more to their stories. The Choice 2012 documents the places, people and decisive moments that made the men who are competing for the presidency. Hundreds of hours of research and dozens of original interviews reveal new details and fresh insights about the two candidates — and our choice this November.
|PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATES 2012
Turn to KQED 9 for live coverage and analysis of the presidential and vice-presidential debates.