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What Makes Us Human? (#601H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Scientists have struggled for centuries to pinpoint the qualities that separate human beings from the millions of other animals who have evolved on this planet. David Pogue explores the traits we once thought were uniquely ours - language, tool-making, even laughter - to uncover their evolutionary roots. He traces some of the crucial steps that transformed cave men to accountants - and learns how much of his own DNA came from a Neanderthal ancestor.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 16, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 17, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 21, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 22, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me

What Are Animals Thinking? (#605H) Duration: 55:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Have you ever wondered what's going on inside an Animal's head? How do they see the world -- and us? Is your dog really feeling guilty when it gives you that famous "guilty look?" Do pigeon brains possess "superpowers" that allow them to find their way home across hundreds of unfamiliar miles? David Pogue meets -- and competes -- with a menagerie of smart critters that challenge preconceived notions about what makes "us" different from "them" expanding our understanding of how animals really think.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me

How Smart Can We Get? (#603H) Duration: 55:17 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

How do you get a genius brain? Is it all in your DNA? Or is it hard work? Is it possible that everyone's brain has untapped genius - just waiting for the right circumstances so it can be unleashed? From a man who suddenly acquired an extraordinary musical gift after a freak head injury to a "memory athlete" who can remember strings of hundreds of random numbers, David Pogue meets people stretching the boundaries of what the human mind can do. Then, Pogue puts himself to the test: After high-res scanning, he finds out how the anatomy of his brain measures up against the greatest mind of the century - Albert Einstein.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 30, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 1, 2015 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 1, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 4, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 5, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 6, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me

Can Science Stop Crime? (#602H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)

What's the secret to stopping crime? David Pogue gives the third degree to scientists pushing the limits of technology - not only to solve horrific murders, but also to try to prevent crimes. Pogue learns the latest techniques, from unraveling the clues embedded in a decomposing corpse to detecting lies by peering directly into a suspect's brain to tracking the creation of a psychopath's mind. And a genius crime-stopper has made some terrifying discoveries, including how easy it is for a bad guy to highjack - not just your laptop, but your kids' toys, your pacemaker and even your car.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 10, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me

What Will The Future Be Like? (#606H) Duration: 55:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Mobile phones that read your mind? Video games that can cure cancer? Wearable robots that give you the strength of Ironman? David Pogue investigates which technologies are likely to transform daily life for you -- and your grandkids. They're already taking shape in laboratories around the world -- and gadgets that once were purely science fiction are on the verge of becoming as common as the iPhones and Androids Pogue reviews every day. What technological hurdles must engineers and computer scientists overcome before robots, mind-readers and holograms are all around us? And what will it mean to us as humans if we become even more entrenched in a 24/7 digital world?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 10, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • Mon 8/31: KQET Signal break-up (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3)

      UPDATE: As of shortly after 7pm Monday evening, repairs were completed at the KQET transmitter, and the signal appears to be stable. Thanks for your patience. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Original post Monday 11am: We are aware of the break-up […]

    • 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 […]

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

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQET

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: IF this channel provided to customer, channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids

Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

Quality children's programming parents love too