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Splinters (#505) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In the 1980's an intrepid Australian pilot left behind a surfboard in the seaside village of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. Twenty years later, surfing is not only a pillar of village life, but it's also a means to prestige. This story unfolds in the months leading up to the first National Surf Championships and explores the hopes and dreams of the surfers, and how surfing has led to societal changes in a male dominated culture.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 6:00pm Remind me

Dream Big: Nanakuli at the Fringe (#504H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

The program follows the students of Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center (NPAC) who were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel halfway across the globe to perform at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. The resulting community support to raise funds and journey proved to be an emotional, life-changing one for everyone involved.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, May 9, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me

Let's Play Music! Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends (#203H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

In this intimate backyard performance, master slack key musician Cyril Pahinui (featured in last season's "Waimea 'Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar") jams with some of the most talented musicians in Hawaii. The Oscar-winning film The Descendantsprominently featured the music of Cyril's father, Gabby "Pop" Pahinui, considered the "Godfather" of Hawaiian slack key guitar.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, May 9, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me

The Illness & The Odyssey (#302) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

A cure for Alzheimer's. A Nobel Prize. An honored place in medical history. All of this hangs in the balance as scientists race to find the cure for a rare disease found on one remote Pacific island. This program tells the story of a deadly, mind-wasting disease that could, potentially, hold the key to solving the riddle of so many other neurological nightmares. It features the renowned neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks and as well as many other luminaries in the field of neuroscience. Based on the book "The Island of the Colorblind" by Dr. Sacks, the film traces the struggle to solve a medical mystery plaguing a native population living on Guam.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, May 10, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, May 10, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 8:00am Remind me

Waiting for John (#503H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

If you had never heard of an airplane or a refrigerator, would you think it was a miracle when one arrived? When the American military landed on a remote island in the South Pacific during World War II, the islanders were amazed by America's fantastic cargo. The John Frum Movement was born: a unique religion now considered the last surviving "Cargo Cult". The program explores the history and last vestiges of this extraordinary religion, and in the process asks, where do our prophets come from? And what makes people believe?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Hula: The Language of the Heart (#204H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, often referred to as the "Olympics of Hula," is a four day competition and exhibition that showcases the elegance, power, and rich storytelling that this ancient art form beholds. This program, which highlights the 2012 festival winners, will present an entertaining yet thought-provoking look at hula's role in the past, present, and future of Hawai'i's people.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me

Na Loea: The Masters (#304) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

This program beautifully depicts the lives of those who are considered masters in Hawaiian culture. It includes two stories: Ancestral Ink features Keone Nunes, a kumu hula (teacher of hula) and master of traditional k?kau (tattooing); The Great Heart of Waiok?ne features Ed Wendt, a pioneer in the taro restoration movement who has helped to re-establish the water rights for all traditional farmers in east Maui.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me

Pure Caz: Music of the Brothers Cazimero (#301H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Legendary musicians Robert and Roland Cazimero of the The Brothers Cazimero perform an enchanting array of original compositions and island standards. Also featured are reflections from the brothers and their friends on their childhood, their illustrious careers, and their perspectives on Hawaiian music from the past to the present.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me

Road to the Globe (#403) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In 2010, the home of Shakespeare - The Globe Theatre in London, England - issued a proclamation outlining the world's biggest Shakespearean festival: 36 countries, 36 Shakespearean plays, 36 languages. New Zealand actor Rawiri Paratene answered the call and was given the honor to open the festival. Spanning the twelve-week period before Opening Night, this program follows Rawiri as he forms his own company, Ngakau Toa, consisting of New Zealand's best Maori actors, and their journey as they prepare to take their Maori adaption of William Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida to The Globe.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, May 24, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, May 24, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 29, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me

Hula: The Merrie Monarch's Golden Celebration (#303H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

This program takes a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the 50th annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii. The Festival is Hawaii's most significant cultural event and showcases the ancient art of hula for a global audience. This program highlights the hard work, dedication and spirit of the Festival participants.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, May 29, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, May 30, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me

A Place to Call Home (#501H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

In New Zealand, the government is about to sell off a third of its publicly owned state houses. With a growing housing crisis and a lack of affordable homes, what will the future of housing look like and where will the thousands of state house tenants end up living? The documentary attempts to shed light on this timely issue.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 31, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

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

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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

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KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQET

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