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10 Years of Work Hasn’t Closed the Racial Opportunity Gap in Seattle Schools

How inequities inside and outside of the classroom affect educational outcomes for historically marginalized students.

What to Watch During Summer of Space

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with space-related programs on KCTS 9 all summer long.


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Empire Builders

Empire Builders airs Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

From the Romans to the Raj, the Ottomans to the Incas, great empires have come and gone through the ages; but all have left behind extraordinary monuments, inventions and innovations that changed the course of history. The six-part series Empire Builders covers the rise and fall of five great empires and the remaining monuments that symbolize the enduring achievements of these global powers. Each episode visits 10 significant sites, exploring how they were built, for what purpose, and what they reveal about the empire’s place in history.

Empire Builders airs Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

Urban Conversion

Urban Conversion airs Sunday at 12:30 p.m. 

Urban Conversion follows fiscally conservative businessman and host Rodman Schley as he seeks to learn more about the sustainability movement. It is all in an effort to get on the same page as his wife Gina, who wants their family to lead an eco-friendly, environmentally conscious lifestyle. While Rodman enjoys living with all the modern conveniences of the city, Gina would rather move the family to a simple, low impact life in a rural setting. In the spirit of compromise, Rodman and Gina begin to seek ways to bring the country to the city and begin their own "Urban Conversion".

Urban Conversion airs Sunday at 12:30 p.m. 


The Planets will air Wednesday, July 24, at 9:00 p.m.

Explore scientific discoveries on television's most acclaimed science documentary series.

The Planets will air Wednesday, July 24, at 9:00 p.m.

Gallant hero Ross Poldark rides again in this reimagined MASTERPIECE classic.

Poldark Season 4 will be rebroadcast beginning Sunday, June 23, at 8:00 p.m.

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