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Revenge of the Electric Car (Episode #1319H)

KQED World: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 9:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Episode #826)

KQED World: Sat, Dec 15, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

The program tells the true story of a bohemian St. Francis and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild red and green parrots. Former street musician and San Francisco dharma bum Mark Bittner falls in with the flock as he searches for meaning in his life, unaware that the parrots will bring him everything he seeks.

Mine/Home (Episode #1114)

KQED World: Sat, Dec 15, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

This documentary tells the poignant and powerful story of animals left behind during Katrina, and of the struggles of hurricane victims to reunite with their beloved pets. A meditation on the essential bond between humans and animals -- this film is an equally compelling story of race and class, and the power of compassion, in contemporary America.
"Mine" is accompanied by the documentary short "Home." The short mixes imagery from the filmmaker's childhood home, before and after Hurricane Katrina.

Revenge of the Electric Car (Episode #1319H)

KQED Life: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 -- 9:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Blessed Is The Match (Episode #1120)

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Narrated by Joan Allen, this film profiles Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured and ultimately executed by the Nazis.

Revenge of the Electric Car (Episode #1319H)

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Blessed Is The Match (Episode #1120)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Narrated by Joan Allen, this film profiles Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured and ultimately executed by the Nazis.

Revenge of the Electric Car (Episode #1319H)

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 10:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Between The Folds (Episode #1108)

KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 5, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Think origami is just paper planes and cranes? Meet a determined group of theoretical scientists and fine artists who have abandoned careers and scoffed at graduate degrees to forge new lives as modern-day paper folders. Together they reinterpret the world in paper, creating a wild mix of sensibilities towards art, science, creativity and meaning.

We Were Here (Episode #1326)

KQED Life: Wed, Dec 5, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

When AIDS came to San Francisco in the early 1980s, the city became a war zone. Friends and family members were struck down in their prime by a mostly mysterious illness for which there was no cure. But the community -- hippies, drag queens, lesbians, moms and dads, doctors and nurses -- came together when the nation's leaders looked the other way and built an unprecedented system of love, care, and compassion. Their tireless fight is a testament to the capacity of people working together to rise to an unthinkable occasion.

Between The Folds (Episode #1108)

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Think origami is just paper planes and cranes? Meet a determined group of theoretical scientists and fine artists who have abandoned careers and scoffed at graduate degrees to forge new lives as modern-day paper folders. Together they reinterpret the world in paper, creating a wild mix of sensibilities towards art, science, creativity and meaning.

We Were Here (Episode #1326)

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

When AIDS came to San Francisco in the early 1980s, the city became a war zone. Friends and family members were struck down in their prime by a mostly mysterious illness for which there was no cure. But the community -- hippies, drag queens, lesbians, moms and dads, doctors and nurses -- came together when the nation's leaders looked the other way and built an unprecedented system of love, care, and compassion. Their tireless fight is a testament to the capacity of people working together to rise to an unthinkable occasion.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 -- 9:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

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

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