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Here Comes Uncle Joe (#714) Duration: 55:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

He is not their uncle, and his name is not Joe. But to the old ladies of An-dong, a rural community in southeastern Korea, Uncle Joe is almost the only contact they have with the modern world. As the young leave these rural areas to acquire higher education and to find high salary jobs in the cities, there are no services or people to support old people. In this situation, Uncle Joe becomes the only man for the old.
However, his road taken isn't always happy. Because of their advanced years, Joe often encounters his old customer-friends' misery and death. Moreover, as he reflects on his life, he faces his inner conflict and shame. In this film, we see how Uncle Joe serves these communities with humor and attention, how love and friendship are infused in life, and how he overcomes his conflicts with his friends.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, May 24, 2017 -- 6:00am
  • KQED World: Wed, May 24, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 27, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls (#701) Duration: 53:24 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

This film mirrors the remarkable change that has taken place in Myanmar (Burma) since shooting began over two years ago. Through its exploration of 5 young women breaking free of tradition in their search for an original voice, it provides a powerful metaphor for a country suddenly thrust onto the world stage.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 29, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 29, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me

The Supreme Price (#801) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

The Supreme Price is a feature length documentary film that traces the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles. Following the annulment of her father's victory in Nigeria's Presidential Election and her mother's assassination by agents of the military dictatorship, Hafsat Abiola faces the challenge of transforming a corrupt culture of governance into a democracy capable of serving Nigeria's most marginalized population: women.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 4, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 4, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Sepideh (#802) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground. The expectations to a young Iranian woman are very different from Sepideh's ambitions, and her plans to go to university are in danger. But Sepideh holds on to her dream! She takes up the fight and teams up with the world's first female space tourist, Anousheh Ansari.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
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  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Avant (#803) Duration: 56:17 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

In Uruguay, a forgotten national ballet company performing in a half-finished theater is shaken into life by the arrival of Julio Bocca, one of the best ballet dancers of all time. Retired and looking for a new place in the world of dance, Bocca accepts the challenge to direct the company and elevate it to international competition quality. To this aim he stakes his reputation as he negotiates the tensions between art and bureaucracy. A group of young dancers from varied backgrounds leave everything behind to audition for the resurrected national dance company. They face tough competition from the dancers who already have years of service to the national ballet. Avant explores a nation, a dance company, and three talented brothers as they evolve and discover their identities through the language of dance.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
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A Young Patriot (#804) Duration: 1:26:45 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Zhao Changtong is a teenage art student born in 1990 and known in the streets of Pingyao as "Mr. Patriotic Maniac." Despite his passion for the "new China," his family lives in poverty and with the constant tension of a shifting political landscape. Filmmaker Du Haibin follows Zhai over three years as he becomes a young adult and must reconcile his own failures and the economic and political realities of modern China with his fervent love of the communist ideal.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 25, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 25, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

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

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KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

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KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.