Donate

Wild Chronicles Previous Broadcasts

Looking Back (Episode #412)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 16, 2010 -- 7:30 PM

* News from Nature - Following the surprising discovery of a fossil in a limestone countertop in Italy, National Geographic researchers search for the remains of the first mammals to migrate from Eurasia to Africa. Evidence suggests floods of Asian animals entered Africa through Egypt when the two continents were joined 20 million years ago and evolved over millions of years to become some of today's iconic African animals, including zebras, rhinoceroses, wildebeests and giraffes.
* Stories from the Wild - Using satellite transmitters, researchers track the daily travels of long-tailed ducks wintering along Nantucket's shores to determine if building a wind farm in Nantucket Sound is a threat to the ducks' habitat. While satellite imagery shows the ducks roost away from the proposed wind farm location, conservationists continue to monitor the birds to learn more about their daily journeys and migratory patterns.
* Adventure and Exploration - Nat Geo grantee Jon Waterman attempts to travel the Colorado River's almost 1500 miles from start to finish. But the river, siphoned off for industrial use throughout the United States, vanishes underground in Mexico, turning a once lush wetland into a dry wasteland. Forced to walk the rest of the way, Waterman hopes his journey will inspire people to conserve water and truly appreciate the amazing resource.
* Conservation News - WC travels to Cairo, Egypt where Nat Geo Emerging Explorer Thomas Taha Culhane is helping lower-income Egyptians build solar-powered rooftop water heaters out of recycled trash. Utilizing Egypt's abundant sunshine, the solar heaters improve the quality of life and sanitation, while cutting down on potential energy costs. Culhane hopes the water heater project will lead to other low-tech innovations using recycled materials.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 17, 2010 -- 1:30 AM

The Life Aquatic (Episode #411)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 9, 2010 -- 7:30 PM

* News from Nature - Once hunted nearly to extinction in the Brazilian Amazon, the black caiman is among the largest and least known of the crocodile cousins. Strict anti-hunting laws and protected habitats are helping black caiman make a comeback, but poachers remain a constant threat. WC wades into caiman-filled waters with Nat Geo grantee John Thorbjarnarson to explore the feasibility of a sustainable caiman-harvest program.
* Stories from the Wild - Nat Geo grantee Nadia Frobisch in hot on the trail of the world's oldest undersea predators. But instead of taking the plunge to the deepest oceans depths she is searching high in Nevada's Augusta Mountains. Reaching whale-like proportions, reptilian ichthyosaurs ruled the oceans 230 million years ago. Today, their fossil remains are key to understanding how animals transitioned from land to water.
* Adventure and Exploration - Stretching from Indonesia to Malaysia to the Philippines, the Coral Triangle covers less than one percent of the world's ocean surface yet it contains more sea creatures than anywhere else on the planet. A team of researchers travels to the epicenter of the Coral Triangle to launch a five-year genetic study to determine where such great biodiversity came from and how it's connected to all other marine life on Earth. One theory suggests that the Coral Triangle is so diverse because it is the origin of all life found in our oceans.
* Animal Encounters - The vast majority of shark species live in a world where most people never visit - the depths of the ocean. Yet there are a few populations that skirt close to human territory and the balance between sharks and humans sharing a popular coastline can be a tenuous one. National Geographic's Crittercam team joins researchers along Australia's Gold Coast to find out if bull sharks truly are a menace to society.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 10, 2010 -- 1:30 AM

Search! (Episode #410)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 2, 2010 -- 7:30 PM

* News from Nature - Nat Geo grantee Jean Boubli travels to Brazil's Amazon rain forest to search for a wedge-capped capuchin, a primate that historically is not known to inhabit the region. The primatologist hopes to document the monkey on film for the first time ever and collect genetic samples to help determine if this is a new species. The results could lead to these animals and their habitat being better protected.
* Stories from the Wild - On Kenya's Watamu Beach, the Watamu Turtle Watch Program assists endangered sea turtles survive a world fraught with danger. Conservationists believe the area's population of green and hawksbill turtles is only one-fifth of what it was just 25 years ago due to illegal fishing practices, pollution and beach development. Since 1997, the watch program's volunteers have saved more than 45, 000 young hatchlings and 36,000 juvenile and adult turtles.
* Adventure and Exploration - Boyd Matson follows Nat Geo Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay on a trip to Gabon's Loango National Park in West Africa. Fay helped create the park, as well as 12 others in Gabon, six years ago after completing his 456 day, 2,000 mile Megatransect from the Congo to the coast of Gabon. On his return visit to Loango, Fay observes new wildlife that has flourished as a result of his efforts to preserve the area.
* Animal Encounters - A team of researchers travel to Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, to determine the level of danger that tiger sharks pose on humans. Conservationists believe the shark's reputation as a man-eater is unjust. After tracking their movements, the researchers suggest that in fact, most tiger sharks in this region try to avoid humans.
* Field Reports - Once facing extinction in Japan due to now outlawed hunting, the Japanese giant salamander, which can grow up to five feet in length and weigh more than 50 pounds, is making a comeback. However habitat destruction and flood control systems still remain a threat. To solve the problem, a team of researchers devise a ramp and staircase system to modify dams, allowing the salamanders to return up-river to the mountain streams to breed.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 3, 2010 -- 1:30 AM
Become a KQED sponsor

TV Technical Issues

TV
    TV
    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

      UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues! We are working to resolve a technical issue which has affected the Over The Air audio Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/5/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

    • KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.