Upcoming Broadcasts:

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

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • 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

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 Life: Fri, Oct 16, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 17, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me

Reportero (#2513H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

"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 9: Tue, Nov 3, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 4, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me

Up Heartbreak Hill (#2506) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Thomas and Tamara are track stars at their rural New Mexico high school. Like many teenagers, they are torn between the lure of brighter futures elsewhere and the ties that bind them to home. For these teens, however, home is an impoverished town on the Navajo reservation, and leaving means separating from family, tradition and the land that has been theirs for generations. Erica Scharf's "Up Heartbreak Hill" is a look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 7, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Nov 11, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Nov 11, 2015 -- 8:00am Remind me

Tea Time (#2806H) Duration: 56:47 STEREO TVPG

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, Nov 15, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me

The World Before Her (#2610H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

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 9: Mon, Nov 16, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 17, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 19, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 21, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • 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. […]

    • 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 […]

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

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Wave 156

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XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

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