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Obama at War (#3310H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE

Go inside the Obama administration's struggle to deal with ISIS and the deadly civil war in Syria. With interviews from key military and diplomatic leaders, this film examines the hard choices facing the president as he tries to defeat the Islamic State without dragging America into a prolonged regional conflict.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 29, 2015 -- 9:00pm
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 30, 2015 -- 3:00am

Prison State (#3210H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG

With unprecedented access, Frontline investigates the impact of mass incarceration in America, focusing on a troubled housing project in Louisville, Kentucky, and a statewide effort to reverse the trend. There are some 2.3 million people behind bars in the US today, but a disproportionate number come from a few city neighborhoods, and in some places the concentration is so dense that states are spending millions of dollars a year to lock up residents of single blocks. This program examines one community, Louisville's Beecher Terrace housing project, and follows the lives of four residents as they move in and out of custody, while Kentucky tries break that cycle and shrink its prison state.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 9, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 10, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 12, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 13, 2015 -- 3:00am Remind me
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Solitary Nation (#3209H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14

An estimated 80,000 Americans are in solitary confinement - even people who haven't committed violent crimes - sometimes for years, or even decades. Using extraordinary access to the segregation unit at the maximum security Maine State Prison, Frontline examines America's use of solitary confinement - a practice US prisons and jails resort to more than most other countries. Some prison officials see it as necessary to keep order and safety, but critics say it is inhumane and counterproductive. This program is an extraordinarily rare and intimate view of life in solitary, through the stories of inmates living in isolation, the prison officers who keep them locked in, and a new warden who is re-thinking the practice and trying to reduce the number of inmates in solitary.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 16, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 17, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 19, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 20, 2015 -- 3:00am Remind me

Being Mortal (#3306) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)

Frontline teams up with writer and surgeon Atul Gawande to examine how doctors care for terminally ill patients. In conjunction with Gawande's new book, the film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors - including Gawande himself - struggle to talk honestly and openly with their dying patients.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 18, 2015 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 18, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Rape on the Night Shift (#3311H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVRE

Investigate the sexual abuse of undocumented women in the service industry. This film examines allegations of abuse across the janitorial industry, and how the government, law enforcement and companies fall short in dealing with the problem.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 23, 2015 -- 10:06pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 24, 2015 -- 4:06am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 26, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 27, 2015 -- 3:00am Remind me

Growing Up Trans (#3401H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVRE

Explore the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents. Through moving, personal stories of children, parents and doctors, the film examines new medical interventions increasingly being offered at younger ages.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 30, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 1, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 3, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 4, 2015 -- 3:00am Remind me

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The episode for these dates will be selected close to broadcast time. Please check the Frontline series info page in our Programs A-Z Directory periodically for updates.

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 7, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
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  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 21, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
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Flying Cheap (#2810H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

One year after the deadliest domestic airline accident in 7 years, Frontline investigates the crash of Continental 3407 in Buffalo, NY, and discovers a dramatically changed airline industry, where regional carriers now account for half of the nation's daily departures. The rise of the regionals and arrival of low-cost carriers have been a huge boon to consumers, and the industry insists that the skies remain safe. But many insiders are worried that now, 30 years after airline deregulation, the aviation system is being stretched beyond its capacity to deliver service that is both cheap and safe.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 7, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 8, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
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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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Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189

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KQED World
Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190

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V-Me
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XFINITY 191 & 621

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XFINITY 192

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