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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS have received a Ready To Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement. The grant will provide $19 million in the first year of a five-year grant to fund CPB and PBS’ innovative science and literacy media initiative supporting the learning needs of children in low-income communities. The grant will help fund content and services that will be available to Utah families through KUED.

Airdate: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 8:00pm

Genius by Stephen Hawking, a new six-part documentary series from PBS and National Geographic, and narrated by renowned theoretical physicist Prof. Stephen Hawking, challenges different groups of ordinary people to think like the greatest scientific minds in history in order to solve some of humanity’s most enduring questions. Genius premieres on KUED on May 18th at 8:00 p.m.

Airdate: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

“A vital colloquy on whether we shape our lives through fear or with love…The unlikely allies shine a burning light on questions that go to the essence of who we are and what it means to value life.” – Los Angeles Times

Airdate: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

 

Independent Lens introduces viewers to two Christians — an Evangelical minister and an African American mother whose son was murdered — who find common ground in the fight against the rising tide of gun violence in America.  Armor of Light, airing Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. on KUEDfollows the journey of Evangelical minister Rob Schenck, who is trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America.

Airdate: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 8:00pm

“My name is William J. ‘Dub’ Lawrence. I was elected county sheriff of Davis County in 1974. On the 22nd of September, 2008, the very SWAT team that I founded in the 1970s killed my son-in-law, in my presence, as I defended them to his father, and his mother, and my children, promising them that these men were trained and professional and knew what they were doing.”

Airdate: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 8:00pm

One of the world’s most remarkable actors brings a stirring detective series to an end as Kenneth Branagh plays his last season as Inspector Kurt Wallander. Masterpiece Mystery! charts the final exploits of the brooding Swede in three nail-biting concluding episodes, on Wallander, The Final Season, airing Sundays, May 8 - 22, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.

Airdate: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 3:15pm

WNET Education is launching an experimental new education projects beginning May 4 that is designed to engage young learners in science and nature content.

Nature Nuggets is a free texting initiative that brings Nature, the award-winning natural history series, to mobile devices. Nature Nuggets are minute-long, child-friendly, narration-free videos that introduce early learners to the wonders of the animal world. Each short video will be accompanied by a short activity for adults and preschoolers to complete together.  

Airdate: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 9:00pm

One hour, two gripping reports: On May 3, FRONTLINE will premiere Benghazi in Crisis and Yemen Under Siege, two short documentaries filmed in the heart of major conflict zones. First, Benghazi in Crisis: President Barack Obama recently said that failing to plan for post-Qaddafi Libya was his biggest regret as president. Now, the country is ISIS’s biggest base outside Syria and Iraq, and the fight against it is intensifying.     

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