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Real Boy (Episode #1820H)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, celebrated trans folk singer Joe Stevens.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Limited Partnership (Episode #1617H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.

Real Boy (Episode #1820H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, celebrated trans folk singer Joe Stevens.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Limited Partnership (Episode #1617H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.

Real Boy (Episode #1820H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, celebrated trans folk singer Joe Stevens.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

Limited Partnership (Episode #1617H)

KQED World: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.

Kumu Hina (Episode #1614H)

KQED World: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man.

Limited Partnership (Episode #1617H)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Kumu Hina (Episode #1614H)

KQED World: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

The New Black (Episode #1521)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 8, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, this film takes viewers into the pews, onto the streets, and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 8, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Farmer/Veteran (Episode #1819)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

A combat veteran starts a farm to help cultivate a healthier life outside the Army. While the sense of duty he once felt as a soldier returns, his crippling PTSD remains as he and his wife nervously anticipate the birth of their first child.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

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

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