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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 #1326H)

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 #1326H)

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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    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

      UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues! We are working to resolve a technical issue which has affected the Over The Air audio Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/5/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 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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