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Fallen City (#2706) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

In today's go-go China, an old city completely destroyed by a devastating earthquake can be rebuilt - boasting new and improved civic amenities - in an astoundingly quick two years. But, as this film reveals, the journey from the ruined old city of Bichuan to the new Bichuan nearby is long and heartbreaking for the survivors. Three families struggle with loss - most strikingly the loss of children and grandchildren - and feelings of loneliness, fear and dislocation that no amount of propaganda can disguise. First-time director Zhao Qi offers an intimate look at a country torn between tradition and modernity.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 8:00am Remind me

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

This stunning dissection of the persecution of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei explores how the government's attempts to silence him have backfired and turned him into an irrepressible voice for free speech and human rights around the globe.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 8:00am Remind me

Cutie and the Boxer (#2811H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14

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 Life: Thu, May 19, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 20, 2016 -- 3:00am Remind me

The Return (#2901) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

In 2012, California amended its "Three Strikes" law - one of the harshest criminal sentencing policies in the country. The passage of Prop 36 marked the first time that citizens voted to shorten sentences of those currently incarcerated. Within days, the reintegration of thousands of "lifers" was underway. This program examines this unprecedented reform through the eyes of those on the front lines - prisoners suddenly freed, families turned upside down, reentry providers helping navigate complex transitions, and attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law. At a pivotal moment of reckoning on mass incarceration, what can California's experiment teach the nation? Official Selection of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 24, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 26, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 26, 2016 -- 11:30am Remind me

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (#2702) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted in 75 years of the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 28, 2016 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 30, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me

Of Men and War (#2902H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14

The warriors in this documentary have come home, but their minds remain on the battlefield. Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, consumed by anger and traumatic memories long after their return, often resort to drugs or suicide to end their suffering. But at The Pathway Home in California, a first-of-its-kind PTSD treatment center, soldiers resolve to stop the damage. Their therapist helps them forge meaning from their trauma. Over five years, the film follows the men and their families on their grueling paths to recovery as they attempt to make peace with their pasts, their loved ones and themselves.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 29, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, May 30, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 31, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 2, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 2, 2016 -- 11:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 5, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me

The World Before Her (#2610) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

This is a tale of two Indias. In one, Ruhi Singh is a small-town girl competing in Bombay to win the Miss India pageant - a ticket to stardom in a country wild about beauty contests. In the other, Prachi Trivedi is the young, militant leader of a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls, where she preaches violent resistance to Western culture, Christianity and Islam. Moving between these divergent realities, the film creates a lively, provocative portrait of the world's largest democracy at a critical transitional moment - and of two women who hope to shape its future. By Nisha Pahuja.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, May 30, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 30, 2016 -- 8:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 2, 2016 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 2, 2016 -- 8:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 -- 2:00am Remind me

Web Junkie (#2804) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Follow the treatment of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers who prefer the virtual world to the real one. The military-style rehab program may set a standard as the world comes to grips with the consequences of excessive internet use.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 5, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me

Out in the Night (#2801) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

Examine the uphill battle of a group of African-American lesbians charged with attempted murder when they fought back after being threatened. The case reveals the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in the criminal justice system.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 9, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 9, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me

After Tiller (#2710H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14

This film is a probing portrait of the four doctors in the United States still openly performing third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas - and in the face of intense protest from abortion opponents. It is also an examination of the desperate reasons women seek late abortions. Rather than offering solutions, this doc presents the complexities of these women's difficult decisions, and the compassion and ethical dilemmas of the doctors and staff who fear for their own lives as they treat their patients.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 -- 11:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 19, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me

The Look of Silence (#2903) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

Watch this Oscar nominated film, winner of more than 50 awards, in which an optometrist identifies the men who killed his brother in the 1965 Indonesian genocide. He confronts them while testing their eyes and demands they accept responsibility.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 28, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 30, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 30, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 4/17/16 – KQED Plus (DT54) Over the Air Issue: Virtual ID missing

      We are aware that many Over the Air (OTA) viewers are currently unable to tune in our channels on the usual DT54.1 through 54.5. This is due to a problem with our PSIP generator, which engineers hope to have repaired on Monday 4/18. In the meantime, OTA viewers might be able to watch any of […]

    • Tues 12/15: KQET DT25 signal restored

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) The new part arrived this morning, was successfully installed, and our DT25 Over The Air signal restored apx 12:30pm. Due to the outage, some OTA viewers may need to do a rescan to re-acquire the DT25 signal. Paid provider services should have restored their signal by now as well. Thanks for your […]

    • Sun 12/13: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal down

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) UPDATE Mon 12/14 4:50pm: Unfortunately, we are unable to repair our fried equipment, and will need to order/find a replacement. At this point, we do know the signal will definitely not return tonight, and do not yet have an estimated time re: when it will be back. Thanks for your patience and […]

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

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KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
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Wave 9 and HD 164
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KQED Plus / KQET

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
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KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

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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