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Facing The Storm: Story of the American Bison (Episode #1320H)

KQED World: Sun, Apr 19, 2015 -- 10:00 PM

The bison is an enduring symbol of America and yet it stands on the brink of collapse. Cattle ranching, urban sprawl and sport hunting has squeezed the beast from the Great Plains it once dominated. Is there room for the American bison in America anymore?

Revenge of the Electric Car (Episode #1319H)

KQED World: Sat, Apr 18, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

In 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same auto companies that built them. Today, fewer than six years later, the electric car is back...with a vengeance.

The Homestretch (Episode #1612)

KQED World: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 -- 6:00 AM

Follow three smart and ambitious Chicago teens who brave frigid winters, high school pressures and homelessness as they fight to stay in school, graduate and build a future. By Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 -- 12:00 PM

Powerless (Episode #1604H)

KQED World: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 -- 2:00 AM

In Kanpur, India, a city with 15-hour power outages, a nimble young electrician provides Robin Hood-style services to the poor. Meanwhile, the first female chief of the electricity utility company is on a mission to dismantle the illegal connections, for good. By Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 -- 8:00 AM

The Homestretch (Episode #1612)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 -- 10:00 PM

Follow three smart and ambitious Chicago teens who brave frigid winters, high school pressures and homelessness as they fight to stay in school, graduate and build a future. By Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 14, 2015 -- 4:00 AM

Powerless (Episode #1604H)

KQED World: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

In Kanpur, India, a city with 15-hour power outages, a nimble young electrician provides Robin Hood-style services to the poor. Meanwhile, the first female chief of the electricity utility company is on a mission to dismantle the illegal connections, for good. By Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 -- 8:00 AM

Little Hope Was Arson/A City In Flames (Episode #1611H)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 6, 2015 -- 10:00 PM

This is a gripping portrait of a community terrorized from the inside out. In 2010, 10 churches were burned down in one month, igniting the largest criminal investigation in East Texas history. By Theo Love.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 11, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 10, 2015 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 9, 2015 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 9, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 -- 4:00 AM

Young Lakota (Episode #1504)

KQED World: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 6:00 AM

In a small town in the heart of the Pine Ridge Reservation, Sunny Clifford, her twin sister Serena and their neighbor, Brandon Ferguson, share a common dream of helping to create a better future for their tribe. When South Dakota passes a law criminalizing abortion, their tribal President, Cecelia Fire Thunder, challenges it with a threat to build a clinic on the reservation, drawing Sunny, Serena and Brandon into a political storm that changes the course of each of their lives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 12:00 PM

All of Me: A Story of Love, Loss, and Last Resorts (Episode #1513H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 3:00 AM

The "Girls" have been friends -- and morbidly obese -- for years. But now, having weight-loss surgery is about to upset everything they thought they knew about health, happiness, friendship and love.

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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Friday 3/13

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Wed 3/11

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform maintenance work overnight, requiring that other TV stations shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Tues/early Wednesday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 5am Wednesday morning. Many receivers will be able to recover […]

    • Thurs 3/05, DT54-1 thru DT54-5: 2 planned, extremely brief Over the Air outages

      (DT54.1 through DT54.5) Our Over the Air signals from our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak (the DT54s) will need to be switched from our Main antenna to our Auxillary antenna while climbers inspect the tower for possible maintenance needs. Once the inspection is done, we will switch back. The two switches will account for two […]

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

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