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Self-Driving Cars: The Road Ahead (Episode #901H)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 21, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Self-driving cars are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Audi, Google, Tesla and other companies are taking dozens of prototype vehicles onto the road in California and other states. But before they can take off with consumers, big hurdles need to be overcome.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Deep Water Corals/Uganda Chimps (Episode #603H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Travel thousands of feet below the ocean's surface to explore fragile deep sea corals off the California coast. Meet Bay Area engineers creating detailed virtual records of the world's great monuments, including their realistic recreation of the Mexican ruins of Chichen Itza. Plus, discover the Oakland Zoo's efforts to protect chimpanzees from illegal poaching in Uganda.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Dive with Elephant Seals (Episode #905H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jan 11, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Biologists use high-tech tags to learn where elephant seals feed. A Nobel-winning physicist in Berkeley studies stars that died billions of years ago to map the history of the universe. And engineers retrofit a major reservoir supplying the Bay Area.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 15, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 15, 2017 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 15, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 14, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Giant Sequoias Face Drought (Episode #904H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jan 4, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Researchers climb giant sequoias to save the iconic trees from drought. The Hayward Fault is overdue for a huge quake. And your taste buds connect what you eat to your memories and emotions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 8, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 8, 2017 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 8, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 7, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 5, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Life of a Raindrop (Episode #903H)

KQED World: Sun, Jan 1, 2017 -- 8:30 AM

Researchers explore the secret life of raindrops to help preserve our clean water supplies. Bay Area physicists created ground-breaking particle accelerators to discover what's inside the atom. And a look in a tide pool reveals a colorful menagerie.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 1, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 1, 2017 -- 12:30 PM
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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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

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KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

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PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

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KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

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KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.