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  • Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023 at 11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV / Stream now with the PBS App. From the war in Ukraine to climate crises to mounting poverty, there's no shortage of global challenges facing United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres as world leaders convene on New York City for the annual General Assembly.
  • Premieres Friday, Sept. 22, 2023 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 / PBS App + Encore Monday, Oct. 2 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV. Follow the 50-year career of preeminent First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams. See how his landmark cases—from the Pentagon Papers to Citizens United to Clearview AI—helped define free speech as it is known today. Join Dan Abrams, Ari Melber, Nina Totenberg and more as they explore how Abrams' career has shaped major changes in law, public discourse and civic action since the 1960s.
  • Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV / PBS App. When authorities deny filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes' request to document a young incarcerated immigrant, Sansón’s story is shared through dramatic reenactments.
  • Premieres Tuesdays, Sept. 19 - Oct. 3, 2023 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV / PBS App. Explore the early life of Frida Kahlo as she discovers her genius for painting following a tragic, life-changing accident, leading her to encounter world-famous muralist Diego Rivera who she later marries, twice. 
  • Premieres Monday, Sept. 18, 2023 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV / PBS App. After 20 years of living in the United States, an undocumented family decides to return home. Little do they know it will be the most difficult journey of their lives and reawaken an intense desire for a place to belong. Set between the rodeo arenas of North Carolina and the spellbinding Mexican town they yearn for, "Bulls and Saints" is a love story about reverse migration, rebellion, and redemption.
  • Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. on KPBS TV / Stream now with KPBS Passport! Ashley Moore makes host Julia Collin Davison Spaghetti Carbonara. Tasting expert Jack Bishop shares tips for buying eggs, and Lawman Johnson makes Fried Artichokes from the Recipe Box. Toni Tipton-Martin talks about ancient potato preserving techniques, and Julia makes host Bridget Lancaster Instant Mashed Potato Gnocchi al Forno.
  • Premieres Sundays, Oct. 15 - Nov. 19, 2023 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV / PBS App + Catch up and Stream Season 1 now with KPBS Passport! Set in the breathtakingly beautiful Italian seaside town of Portofino during the Roaring 20s, Season 2 begins in the summer of 1927 as Bella Ainworth is still devoting all her energy into making Hotel Portofino a success.
  • Premieres Wednesdays, Oct. 4 – Nov. 1, 2023 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV / PBS App. Dive into the most dramatic events in Earth’s 4.5-billion-year history, from its birth to the emergence of humanity. How did a hellscape of molten lava transform into a lush, green, watery planet filled with life? With dazzlingly realistic animation based on the latest research, each of these five episodes brings to life long-lost worlds that ultimately led to the one we know today.
  • Premieres Friday, Sept. 15, 2023 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 / PBS App + Encore Monday, Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV. Experience the political and personal journey of Jerry Brown, the longest serving governor in California history. First elected at 36 years old and again at 72, Brown has spent over five decades tackling climate change and inequality.
  • Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023 at 11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV / Stream now with the PBS App. Is ChatGPT all it's cracked up to be? Will truth survive the evolution of artificial intelligence? AI researcher and cognitive scientist Gary Marcus breaks down the recent advances - and inherent risks - of generative AI.