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Finding Your Roots Previous Broadcasts

Relatives We Never Knew We Had (Episode #408H)

KQED World: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Actresses Tea Leoni and Gaby Hoffmann's lives have been shaped by family mysteries. They are introduced to the identities and life stories of their biological ancestors, thanks to DNA detective work.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Visionaries (Episode #305H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Discover how the ancestors of business mogul Richard Branson and architects Maya Lin and Frank Gehry took audacious risks to create opportunities, and how their luck, ingenuity and chutzpah was passed on to these three visionaries.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

Unfamiliar Kin (Episode #402H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Actors Fred Armisen and Christopher Walken and musician Carly Simon each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them ? redefining how they see themselves.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Relatives We Never Knew We Had (Episode #408H)

KQED 9: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Actresses Tea Leoni and Gaby Hoffmann's lives have been shaped by family mysteries. They are introduced to the identities and life stories of their biological ancestors, thanks to DNA detective work.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Puritans and Pioneers (Episode #403H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy trace their nonconformist ancestors through American conflicts - the Civil War and the American Revolution, all the way back to the Puritan establishment.

Children of the Revolution (Episode #407H)

KQED World: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Lupita Nyong'o, Carmelo Anthony and Ana Navarro investigate the political choices of their fathers, discovering sometimes unexpected heritage as they trace their ancestry further back.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Tragedy + Time = Comedy (Episode #304)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Uncover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America's funniest men-Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader-as they learn how comedy truly has its place in all aspects of life.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

The Impression (Episode #401H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Comedian Larry David and politician Bernie Sanders discover they have more in common than they thought as they trace their roots from 1940s Brooklyn back to Jewish communities in Eastern Europe.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Children of the Revolution (Episode #407H)

KQED 9: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Lupita Nyong'o, Carmelo Anthony and Ana Navarro investigate the political choices of their fathers, discovering sometimes unexpected heritage as they trace their ancestry further back.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Unfamiliar Kin (Episode #402H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Actors Fred Armisen and Christopher Walken and musician Carly Simon each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them ? redefining how they see themselves.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Black Like Me (Episode #406H)

KQED World: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux discover a tapestry of the unexpected in their ancestry, revealing slaves and free people of color, Civil War legacies and forgotten European origins.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

In Search of Freedom (Episode #303H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Learn how the ancestors of Maya Rudolph, Shonda Rhimes and Keenen Ivory Wayans struggled for freedom, and how each of these cultural trailblazers gains a new understanding of how they fit into this proud trajectory.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

The Long Way Home (Episode #309H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Discover how actress Julianna Margulies, author Azar Nafisi and chef Lidia Bastianich are bound together by their ancestors' singular and deeply human desire to preserve their most cherished traditions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Black Like Me (Episode #406H)

KQED 9: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux discover a tapestry of the unexpected in their ancestry, revealing slaves and free people of color, Civil War legacies and forgotten European origins.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

The Impression (Episode #401H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Comedian Larry David and politician Bernie Sanders discover they have more in common than they thought as they trace their roots from 1940s Brooklyn back to Jewish communities in Eastern Europe.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Immigrant Nation (Episode #405H)

KQED World: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Actors Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro, all with immigrant parents, gain greater understanding of the unique challenges their ancestors faced by way of prejudice and poverty at home and abroad.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

The Irish Factor (Episode #302H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Explore the shared Irish ancestry of Soledad O'Brien, Bill O'Reilly and Bill Maher and how they have been deeply influenced by their Irish roots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

The Pioneers (Episode #308H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Discover how Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros are connected to pioneers who broke new ground and paved the way for their modern-day descendants to continue shaping our culture.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Immigrant Nation (Episode #405H)

KQED 9: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Actors Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro, all with immigrant parents, gain greater understanding of the unique challenges their ancestors faced by way of prejudice and poverty at home and abroad.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
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    • Fremont Peak Tower Maintenance

      *UPDATE: The tower crew will work the Fremont peak tower as of 11am, Thursday, Nov 30th. We will need to lower power on KQET, Channel 25, to 25% at 10:30am through 4-5pm. Thank you for your patience!

    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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