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Prediction by the Numbers (Episode #4506H)

KQED World: Thu, Feb 22, 2018 -- 4:00 PM

Discover how predictions underpin nearly every aspect of our lives and why some succeed spectacularly while others fail. Explore entertaining real-world challenges and join experts as they tackle that age-old question: Can we forecast the future?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 28, 2018 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 23, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 23, 2018 -- 5:00 AM

Secrets of the Sky Tombs (Episode #4401H)

KQED 9: Wed, Feb 21, 2018 -- 9:00 PM

A team of scientists and explorers probe high altitude caves in the Tibetan Himalayas looking for clues to how humans found their way into this forbidding landscape and adapted their bodies to survive. ? Along the way they discover evidence of ritual burials, thousands of years old: skeletons, mummies, and evidence of practices designed to ward off ancient vampires and even zombies.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 22, 2018 -- 3:00 AM

Great Escape at Dunkirk (Episode #4505)

KQED 9: Wed, Feb 14, 2018 -- 9:00 PM

Join archaeologists and divers recovering remains of ships and planes lost during World War II's epic Dunkirk operation. Discover new evidence of the ingenious technology that helped save Allied forces from defeat by the encircling Germans.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 16, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 16, 2018 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 15, 2018 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 15, 2018 -- 3:00 AM

Black Hole Apocalypse - Part 1 and 2 (Episode #4501^)

KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 11, 2018 -- 8:00 PM

Join astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin on a mind-blowing voyage to the frontiers of black hole science, which is shining new light on the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 12, 2018 -- 2:00 AM

First Face of America (Episode #4504)

KQED World: Thu, Feb 8, 2018 -- 4:00 PM

Take a risky dive into an underwater cave in Mexico to uncover the 13, 000 year-old skeleton of a prehistoric teenager. Follow forensic clues that reveal intimate details of her life and death, and how her people first ventured into North America.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 9, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 9, 2018 -- 5:00 AM

Day The Dinosaurs Died (Episode #4421H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 8, 2018 -- 11:00 AM

How did an asteroid 66 million years ago kill off the dinosaurs? Join scientists as they drill into the impact crater and, for the first time, reconstruct the hell on earth that unfolded in the minutes, hours and months after the impact.

First Face of America (Episode #4504)

KQED 9: Wed, Feb 7, 2018 -- 9:00 PM

Take a risky dive into an underwater cave in Mexico to uncover the 13, 000 year-old skeleton of a prehistoric teenager. Follow forensic clues that reveal intimate details of her life and death, and how her people first ventured into North America.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 9, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 9, 2018 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 8, 2018 -- 3:00 AM

Day The Dinosaurs Died (Episode #4421H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 4, 2018 -- 8:00 PM

How did an asteroid 66 million years ago kill off the dinosaurs? Join scientists as they drill into the impact crater and, for the first time, reconstruct the hell on earth that unfolded in the minutes, hours and months after the impact.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 5, 2018 -- 2:00 AM

The Impossible Flight (Episode #4503)

KQED World: Thu, Feb 1, 2018 -- 4:00 PM

Follow two intrepid pilots as they take on the greatest aviation adventure of our time, overcoming countless challenges as they construct and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 -- 5:00 AM

Bird Brain (Episode #4420H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 1, 2018 -- 11:00 AM

Long mocked as empty-headed, birds hide surprisingly acute intelligence. But just how smart are they? As scientists test avian aptitude with brainteasers, discover how the genius of birds is leading us to rethink our basic notions of intelligence.

The Impossible Flight (Episode #4503)

KQED 9: Thu, Feb 1, 2018 -- 3:00 AM

Follow two intrepid pilots as they take on the greatest aviation adventure of our time, overcoming countless challenges as they construct and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 -- 5:00 AM
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

      UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues!  If you?re still experiencing audio issues, you may need to rescan your television. Visit kqed.org/54move to learn how. Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/17/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 17, 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.

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XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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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)
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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)
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Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.