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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek (#219) Duration: 1:23:27 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

This program follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Over the course of a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face ordeals that include Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 29, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 30, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 30, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me

Downeast (#210) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Set during an era of US post-industrialization in which numerous factories have been exported, this program focuses on Antonio Bussone's efforts to open a processing factory in rural Maine.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 2, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 2, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 6, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 6, 2015 -- 10:30pm Remind me

9-Man (#318) Duration: 1:37:23 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

9-Man is a story about streetball battle in the heart of Chinatown featuring a chaotic, Chinese-only game played competitively in parking lots and alleys since 1938. Through revealing verite scenes, archival material and primary source interviews, the film broaches conversations about Chinatown's Bachelor Society, the Chinese Exclusion Act, cultural belonging and loss, masculinity, genetic disparity in sports, immigrant culture, the Chinatown diaspora, microaggressions, reverse racism, Asian-American identity politics, self-doubt and social isolation.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 9, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 9, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 13, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 13, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me

Purgatorio (#301) Duration: 1:27:36 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Reyes' provocative essay film re-imagines the Mexico/U.S. border as a mythical place comparable to Dante's purgatory. Leaving politics aside, he takes a fresh look at the brutal beauty of the border and the people caught in its spell. By capturing a stunning mosaic of compelling characters and broken landscapes that live on the US/Mexico border, the filmmaker reflects on the flaws of human nature and the powerful absurdities of the modern world. An unusual border film, in the auteur tradition of camera-stylo, Purgatorio ultimately becomes a fable of humanity, an epic and visceral experience with powerful and lingering images.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 16, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 16, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 20, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 20, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me

Gaucho Del Norte (#304) Duration: 59:34 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Since the 1970's, shepherds from South America have been brought to work in the American west. The film follows Eraldo Pacheco, a Chilean, on his journey to Idaho on a three-year contract.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 23, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 23, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me

If You Build It (#322) Duration: 1:29:24 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

This documentary follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what's possible.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 30, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 30, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 4, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 4, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me

Stable Life (#311) Duration: 53:38 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Dionicia M. lives in the stables at a California racetrack and works long hours caring for racehorses while her teenage son Jose Luis is turning heads as a hotshot apprentice jockey. Dionicia and Jose Luis have gambled their futures on the hardscrabble sport of horse racing. Will they succeed or will their lack of immigration papers prevent them from achieving the stable life of their dreams?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 7, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 7, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 10, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 11, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 11, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me

Deputized (#218) Duration: 1:00:17 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

In the aftermath of a senseless hate crime, an all-American town finds itself desperately seeking answers: What really killed Marcelo Lucero? In a deceptively peaceful Long Island town just before midnight on November 8, 2008, 37-year-old Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero is assaulted by a group of teenaged boys cruising the streets "beaner-hopping," a term used to describe the decade-long ritual of attacking Latinos for sport. The adolescent ?game? comes to an end with the fatal stabbing of Lucero, exposing a thinly veiled systemic intolerance for immigrants. Seventeen-year-old Jeffery Conroy, a popular high school athlete, is sentenced to 25-years for a hate crime, while the other teens get 5 to 8-years behind bars.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 14, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 14, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 17, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 18, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 18, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me

Out in the Silence (#309) Duration: 57:44 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Out in the Silence captures the remarkable chain of events that unfold when the announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson's wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small Pennsylvania hometown. Drawn back by a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at school, Wilson's journey dramatically illustrates the universal challenges of being an outsider in a conservative environment and the transformation that is possible when those who have long been constrained by a traditional code of silence summon the courage to break it.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 21, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 21, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 24, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 25, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 25, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me

Before You Know It (#326) Duration: 1:55:31 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

With humor and candor, thisprogram celebrates the bold and brave lives of active gay senior citizens who have witnessed unbelievable change in their lifetimes: from the Stonewall Riots and gay liberation to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and gay marriage rights. The film introduces us to Dennis, a gentle-hearted widower in his 70s who explores his sexual identity and fondness for dressing in women's clothing under the name "Dee," and becomes a resident at Rainbow Vista, a gay retirement community outside of Portland, Oregon. In Harlem, New York, we meet Ty, an impassioned activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, who hears nothing but wedding bells once gay marriage legislation passes in New York; and, Robert, known as "The Mouth," who was born and reared in Houston, Texas. The son of a Southern Baptist preacher, Robert always knew he was a "sissy." But in Galveston, Texas, he is a feisty bar owner who presses on when his neighborhood institution is threatened.
Born before the modern gay rights movement, Dennis, Ty and Robert have become pioneers in an unprecedented "out" generation of elders. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million LGBT Americans over the age of 55. While some gay Americans adhered to the cultural norms of earlier times, others became activists and made it their mission to live out, loud and proud. Each has faced discrimination, neglect and exclusion. This film reminds us that while LGBT elders face a specific set of issues, aging and its challenges are universal.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 28, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 28, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • 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 […]

    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

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