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Wild Ways (Episode #4311H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

From Yellowstone to the Yukon, to Southern Africa's elephant highways stretching across five nations, explore how newly established wildlife corridors may offer a glimmer of hope to some of our planet's most cherished - but endangered - species.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 27, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

Life's Rocky Start (Episode #4302H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

From the first sparks of life to the survival of the fittest, unearth the secret relationship between rocks and life. Nova goes around the world and back in time to investigate how minerals are vital to the origins and evolution of life.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

Mystery of Easter Island (Episode #3914H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 12, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues or moai, weighing up to 86 tons? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? Nova explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from ecocide to cannibalism. Among the radical new theories is that the islanders used ropes to "walk" the statues upright, like moving a fridge. With the help of an accurate 15-ton replica statue, a Nova team sets out to test this high-risk, seemingly unlikely theory.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

Making North America: Human (Episode #4222)

KQED World: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

From Ice Age to oil boom, discover the challenges faced and the wealth uncovered as humans take over the continent. How did we turn rocks into riches? And what catastrophic natural disasters could threaten the civilization we've built?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
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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

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