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Life on the Line Previous Broadcasts

The Lost Generation (Episode #205)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 14, 2017 -- 8:30 PM

Before 1984, the life expectancy in the small African country of Lesotho was 70 years. Today it's 40. The HIV/AIDS epidemic has ravaged the mountain kingdom, leaving scores of orphans and grandmothers to pick up the pieces of a shattered country. Instead of retirement, the elderly are facing a future of hard labor caring for their grandchildren until the day they die.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 15, 2017 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 15, 2017 -- 12:30 AM

Footsteps of the Unknown (Episode #207)

KQED World: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

As the second poorest country in the world, Ethiopia sits as a crossroads of hope and despair. With overwhelming widespread poverty and disease, it's estimated that one in eight children are orphaned or abandoned. Yet in the western highlands, in a town called Gimbie, lies a hospital where non-profit workers take these lonely children under their wings. Follow the journey of baby Bella whose mother abandoned her at the hospital, and be inspired by the heroes who commit their lives to making the world a brighter place for these children.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Ebola Warriors (Episode #302H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 11, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

This is the dramatic story of two hospitals: one fighting to keep the Ebola virus inside, and the other to keep it out. Follow Dr. Gillian Seton, a physician at Cooper SDA Hospital in Liberia, who is fighting to keep the epidemic out of her hospital in order to keep its doors open to patients who don't have the deadly virus. A few hours away in Sierra Leone, meet James, a local healthcare worker who is risking his life to treat Ebola patients in the Red Zone at Waterloo SDA Hospital. And watch how one of his patients is trying to obtain community acceptance as an Ebola survivor.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

The Aftermath (Episode #203)

KQED World: Thu, Jan 5, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

In one of the worst storms on record, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines with devastating force. More than 6,000 people died and thousands more displaced, leaving a whole region left to face loss, hardship, and depression. In the aftermath of the deadly typhoon, an international behavioral health trauma team touches down to help those facing grief and post-traumatic stress. Journey through the eyes of Nona, a single mother of five, as she shares her story of survival; and Joward, a local pastor determined to help the people in his community.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 9, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 9, 2017 -- 12:30 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 5, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

San Bernardino Strong (Episode #301H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 4, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Julie never thought she would be where she is now: healing from two gunshot wounds when her co-worker and his wife opened fire at an employee meeting in one of the deadliest terrorist attacks. In the midst of this tragedy, hope lives on. You see it in the eyes of Julie who is set on sharing her hope with others. You witness it in the heroic efforts of first responders helping those injured. And you feel it in a bond the community formed like never before.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jan 5, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
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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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