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Love in the Animal Kingdom (Episode #3102)

KQED 9: Wed, Dec 7, 2016 -- 8:00 PM

Animals dance, sing, flirt and compete with everything they've got to find and secure a mate. For many, the all-important bonds they share as a couple are what enable the next generation to survive. But can we call these bonds love? In this look at the love life of animals, we see the feminine wiles of a young gorilla, the search for Mr. Right among a thousand flamingos, the open "marriages" of blue-footed boobies, the soap opera arrangements of gibbons, and all the subtle, outrageous, romantic antics that go into finding a partner. These are love stories all right, as various and intriguing as the lovers themselves.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 11, 2016 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 8, 2016 -- 2:00 AM

Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo (Episode #3008H)

KQED Life: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 7:00 PM

For thousands of years, wolves hunted buffalo across the vast North American plains until the westward settlement of the continent saw the virtual extinction of these vast herds and their eternal predators, the wolves. However, this ancient relationship was not lost altogether and continues uninterrupted in just one location -- on the northern edge of the continent's central plains in a place named Wood Buffalo National Park. Today the ancestors of those ancient buffalo and wolves still engage in epic life and death dramas across this northern land. Packs of wolves up to 30 strong hunt the largest land mammals on the continent -- buffalo. By getting to know a specific pack of wolves and the individuals that make up the pack, we get a sense of how these two animal species (wolves and buffalo) live together in what seems like a forgotten corner of the world.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 7, 2016 -- 1:00 AM

Fabulous Frogs (Episode #3113)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Sir David Attenborough takes us on a journey through the weird and wonderful world of frogs, shedding new light on these charismatic, colorful and frequently bizarre little animals through first-hand stories, the latest science, and cutting-edge technology. Frogs from around the world are used to demonstrate the wide variety of frog anatomy, appearance and behavior. Their amazing adaptations and survival techniques have made them the most successful of all amphibians.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Super Hummingbirds (Episode #3401()

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 4, 2016 -- 6:00 PM

With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, we enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before. Speed is their middle name. Their lives are moving faster than the eye can see. They possess natural born super powers that enable them to fly backwards, upside-down, and float in mid-air. And for the first time, we see them mate, lay eggs, fight, and raise families in intimate detail. They are great athletes, tender mothers, brave in combat, and up for any challenge. They are Super Hummingbirds, the smallest and most brilliant birds on earth.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 4, 2016 -- 6:00 PM

Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo (Episode #3008H)

KQED World: Sun, Dec 4, 2016 -- 2:00 PM

For thousands of years, wolves hunted buffalo across the vast North American plains until the westward settlement of the continent saw the virtual extinction of these vast herds and their eternal predators, the wolves. However, this ancient relationship was not lost altogether and continues uninterrupted in just one location -- on the northern edge of the continent's central plains in a place named Wood Buffalo National Park. Today the ancestors of those ancient buffalo and wolves still engage in epic life and death dramas across this northern land. Packs of wolves up to 30 strong hunt the largest land mammals on the continent -- buffalo. By getting to know a specific pack of wolves and the individuals that make up the pack, we get a sense of how these two animal species (wolves and buffalo) live together in what seems like a forgotten corner of the world.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 7, 2016 -- 1:00 AM

Super Hummingbirds (Episode #3401()

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 -- 9:30 AM

With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, we enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before. Speed is their middle name. Their lives are moving faster than the eye can see. They possess natural born super powers that enable them to fly backwards, upside-down, and float in mid-air. And for the first time, we see them mate, lay eggs, fight, and raise families in intimate detail. They are great athletes, tender mothers, brave in combat, and up for any challenge. They are Super Hummingbirds, the smallest and most brilliant birds on earth.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 4, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 4, 2016 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 -- 9:30 AM
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    • early Thurs 12/08: planned KQED DT9s Over the Air outages

      (DT9.1 through 9.3) KQED will be performing maintenance at Sutro Tower in the overnight hours early Thursday 12/08. We are expecting a few power interruptions to take place and KQED will need to be off air for these. The outages are expected to be brief.

    • Wed 11/30: planned momentary outages of DT54 over the air signal

      (this is a continuation of the work originally announced for 11/28, which was not completed on Tuesday.) At some point during the morning of Wednesday Nov. 30th, the KQEH transmitter will switch from its main antenna to the auxillary one, to allow for the safety of workers doing maintenance for another TV station on the […]

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air Signal restored

      Repairs have been completed on today’s transmitter issue, and the signals for DT54.1 through 54.5 have been restored.

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

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