Featuring material from recently released files obtained by the filmmaker, Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle removes Salazar from the glare of myth and martyrdom and offers a clear-eyed look at the man and his times. The film, produced and directed by Phillip Rodriguez, includes interviews with Salazar’s friends, colleagues, and family members, and Salazar’s own words culled from personal writings. Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle premieres on KUED on Monday, May 12 at 9:00 pm.
Film Explores Mysterious Death of Activist/Journalist
KUED will hold a free film screening of a new documentary about a Hispanic journalist-turned activist who died under suspicious circumstances. Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle will screen Friday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple.
NOVA: Why Sharks Attack
Wed. May 7, 8PM
Addie Rerecich was a happy 11-year-old girl who loved sports and talked a mile a minute. But when a mysterious pain in her hip landed her in the hospital in 2011, she began a downward spiral into the nightmare of a new kind of antibiotic-resistant infection that is confounding doctors across the world.
Addie’s precipitous decline might sound unusual, but as FRONTLINE reports in Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria, premiering Tuesday, the world is entering a post-antibiotic era. The investigation airs Tuesday, May 6 at 9:00 p.m. on KUED.
Death In Paradise, the popular BBC crime drama about a detective inspector who is assigned to the paradise (though fictional) island of Saint-Marie in the Caribbean returns to KUED for a third season. Disorganized, distracted, and incredibly accident prone, Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman (played by Kris Marshall) often struggles to avoid putting his foot in it.
KUED is hosting an exclusive preview event to kick off the highly-anticipated new animated PBS Kids series, Space Racers, that follows young spaceship cadets as they soar through the Solar System, learning about the power of scientific investigation and observation, the wonders of space exploration, and the importance of working together as a team. The preview screening event is scheduled for Saturday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m. at the Clark Planetarium, 100 South 400 West in Salt Lake City.
There is a little-noted crossroads point in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. A small corner of our urban landscape, it has shaped the lives of virtually every resident of Utah for more than one hundred years. In the process it has helped forge the very definition of what it means to be an American.
Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the “Singing River,” as Native Americans called it, Muscle Shoals is the birthplace of some of the most important and influential songs of all time, by artists ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Wilson Pickett, the Rolling Stones to Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys to the Civil Wars.