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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 World: Thu, May 26, 2016 -- 5:30am
  • KQED World: Thu, May 26, 2016 -- 11:30am

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 (#2710) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

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

The Genius of Marian (#2711H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG

This film is an emotionally complex story about one family's struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer's disease. After Pam White is diagnosed at age 61 with early-onset Alzheimer's, life begins to change, slowly but irrevocably, for Pam and everyone around her. Her husband grapples with his role as it evolves from primary partner to primary caregiver. Pam's adult children find ways to show their love and support while mourning the gradual loss of their mother. Her eldest son, Banker, records their conversations, allowing Pam to share memories of childhood and of her mother, the renowned painter Marian Williams Steele, who had Alzheimer's herself and died in 2001.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • 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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    TV Technical Issues
    • Mon 5/09/16: KQEH DT54 planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Monday 5/09 The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels at some point Monday (most likely early afternoon) for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna late-afternoon when work is completed. The change […]

    • KQED DT9: planned overnight outage, Over the Air early 5/04

      (DT9-1, 9-2, and 9-3) Early Wed 5/04, beginning 12:30am We will be shutting down our KQED DT9 Over the Air Sutro Tower (SF) transmission at apx. 12:30am early Wednesday May 4th, in order to install some new equipment. We expect to be back on the air between 4am-6am Wednesday morning. Most receivers will automatically re-acquire […]

    • 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 […]

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 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

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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

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