Upcoming Broadcasts:

Listening Is An Act of Love: A Storycorps Special (#2614H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

This first-ever animated special from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. It features six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people sit down together to share memories and tackle life's important questions. Framing these intimate conversations from across the country is an interview between StoryCorps founder Dave Isay and his inquisitive 9-year-old nephew, Benji, animated in the inimitable visual style of The Rauch Brothers.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 9, 2015 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 9, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 13, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 13, 2015 -- 11:10pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Dec 28, 2015 -- 11:32pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 29, 2015 -- 5:32am Remind me

Homegoings (#2601) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in New York City's historic Harlem neighborhood, "Homegoings" takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history and celebration. Combining cinema verite with intimate interviews and archival photographs, the film paints a portrait of the dearly departed, their grieving families and a man who sends loved ones "home."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 9, 2015 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 9, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 12, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me

Racing Dreams (#2415H) Duration: 1:26:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Fondly described as "Talladega Nights meets Catcher in the Rye," this film chronicles a year in the life of three tweens who dream of becoming NASCAR drivers. Though they aren't old enough for driving licenses, Brandon, Josh and Annabeth race extreme go-karts at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour in the World Karting Association's national series, the "Little League" of professional racing. The film, by Marshall Curry (Oscar-nominated "Street Fight," POV 2005; "If a Tree Falls," POV 2011), is a humorous and heartbreaking portrait of racing, young love and family struggle. Winner of Best Documentary Feature Award, 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 18, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 19, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 26, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me

Only The Young (#2604) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

"Only the Young" follows three unconventional Christian teenagers coming of age in a small Southern California town. Skateboarders Garrison and Kevin, and Garrison's on-and-off girlfriend, Skye, wrestle with the eternal questions of youth: friendship, true love and the promise of the future. Yet their lives are also touched by the distress signals of contemporary America -- foreclosed homes, abandoned businesses and adults in financial trouble. As graduation approaches, these issues become shocking realities. With sun-drenched visuals, lyrical storytelling and a soul-music soundtrack, this film embodies the innocence and candor of its youthful subjects -- and of adolescence itself.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 23, 2015 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 23, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Ping Pong (#2609) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Call this old age, extreme edition: Eight players with 703 years among them compete in the Over 80 World Table Tennis Championships in China's Inner Mongolia. British players Terry, 81, who has been given a week to live, and Les, 91, a weightlifter and poet, are going for the gold. Inge, 89, from Germany, has used table tennis to paddle her way out of dementia. And Texan Lisa, 85, is playing for the first time. "Ping Pong" is a wonderfully unusual story of hope, regret, friendship, ambition, love - and sheer human tenacity in the face of aging and mortality. By Hugh Hartford and Anson Hartford.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jan 6, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jan 6, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Overnighters (#2802) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

In a North Dakota town where the oil business is booming, busloads of newcomers find slim work prospects and a severe housing shortage. Pastor Jay Reinke converts his church into a makeshift dorm, allowing hundreds of job-seekers, some with checkered pasts, to stay despite the congregation's objections and neighbors' fears. When opposition to the "overnighters" reaches a boiling point, Pastor Jay makes a decision with shattering consequences. By Jesse Moss.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 9, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me

Getting Back to Abnormal (#2704) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

What happens when America's most joyous, dysfunctional city rebuilds itself after a disaster? New Orleans is the setting for "Getting Back to Abnormal," a film that serves up a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the re-election campaign of Stacy Head, a white woman in a city council seat traditionally held by a black representative. Supported by her irrepressible African-American aide Barbara Lacen-Keller, Head polarizes the city as her candidacy threatens to diminish the power and influence of its black citizens. Featuring a cast of characters as colorful as the city itself, the film presents a New Orleans that outsiders rarely see.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 23, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 25, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Wed 11/10: KQEH Over The Air planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Wednesday 11/10, 11am The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels late Wednesday morning for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna mid-afternoon when work is completed. The change should be for a […]

    • Tues 9/29: Planned outage for KQET DT25 Over the Air signal

      (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) The Fremont Peak transmission tower will be undergoing one of its routine maintenance inspections Tuesday. We expect to shut down the KQET DT25 signal at approximately 2pm (along with other stations on the tower), and expect to return around 3pm. Most TVs will automatically recover the signals after an outage of […]

    • KQED DT9.1 – 9.3, Sunday 9/20: Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: KQED’s Sutro Tower signal was restored to full power shortly after 3pm on Monday. If your TV set has still not re-acquired the signal automatically, a rescan is probably in order. – – – – – – – – – UPDATE: Our over the air signal was restored at 50% power apx 4pm Sunday. […]

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