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The Storm Makers (#2810) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

See a chilling expose of Cambodia's human trafficking underworld; hear the stories of a peasant girl sold into slavery at 16 and two traffickers who use deception to funnel a stream of poor and illiterate people across the country's borders.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 3, 2015 -- 6:00am
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 3, 2015 -- 12:00pm
  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 11, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me

Tea Time (#2806) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Observe five Chilean women who gather monthly for a ritual that has sustained them through 60 years of personal and societal change. See how a routine of tea and pastries helped them commemorate life's joys and cope with infidelity, illness and death.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 6, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 21, 2015 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 21, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Nostalgia for the Light (#2512H) Duration: 1:26:34 STEREO TV14

Patricio Guzman's film is a meditation on memory, history and eternity. Chile's remote Atacama Desert, 10,000 feet above sea level, provides clear views of the heavens. But it also holds secrets from the past in its arid soil: human remains, from pre-Columbian mummies to the bones of political prisoners "disappeared" during the Pinochet dictatorship. In this otherworldly place, earthly and celestial quests meld: archaeologists dig for ancient civilizations, women search for their loved ones and astronomers scan the skies for new galaxies.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 6, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 16, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 17, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me

Reportero (#2513) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

"Reportero" follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon came to power and launched a government offensive against the country's powerful drug cartels and organized crime. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 13, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 21, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me

Cutie and the Boxer (#2811) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

View an Oscar-nominated reflection on love, sacrifice and the creative spirit. This candid New York tale explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed "boxing" painter Ushio Shinohara and artist Noriko Shinohara.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 18, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 20, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 24, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 -- 3:00am Remind me

Don't Tell Anyone (#2812) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Meet immigrant activist Angy Rivera, the country's only advice columnist for undocumented youth. In a community where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, she steps out of the shadows to share her own parallel experiences of being undocumented and sexually abused.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Sep 21, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Sep 22, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me

El Velador (The Night Watchman) (#2509) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Award-winning director Natalia Almada ("Al Otro Lado," POV, 2005; "El General," POV, 2009) returns with a mesmerizing new film. From dusk to dawn, "El Velador (The Night Watchman)" accompanies Martin, a guard who watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico's most notorious drug lords. In the labyrinth of the cemetery, this film about violence without violence reminds us that, amid the turmoil of a drug war that has claimed more than 50,000 lives, ordinary existence persists in Mexico and quietly defies the dead.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 23, 2015 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 23, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me

Art and Craft (#2813) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The jig is up for art forger Mark Landis, who has donated his expert copies to museums for 30 years. But stopping isn't simple. This cat-and-mouse caper uncovers the universal in one man's search for connection and respect.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 1, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 -- 3:00am Remind me

Girl Model (#2514H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG

This film strips away the facade of the modeling industry by following two people whose lives intersect because of it. Ashley is a deeply conflicted American model scout, and 13-year-old Nadya, plucked from a remote Siberian village and promised a lucrative career in Japan, is her latest discovery. As the young girl searches for glamour and an escape from poverty, she confronts the harsh realities of a culture that worships youth -- and an industry that makes perpetual childhood a globally traded commodity. "Girl Model" will be accompanied by two StoryCorps animated shorts: "To R.P. Salazar, with Love" and "Sundays at Rocco's."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (#2814) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 -- 10:21pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 -- 4:21am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 7, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 7, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 8, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 -- 3:00am Remind me

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 Life: Sun, Oct 11, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 12, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 25, 2015 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 28, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 -- 5:30am 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