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My Life In China (#416) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Director Ken Eng's documents his father's first trip back to the rural Chinese village where he was raised since immigrating to the US in the 1970s. Father and son visit various family members who stayed through communism and who are now part of the "new middle class." A film about a father's journey back home and a son's journey into his own heritage.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 29, 2016 -- 6:00am

The Last Season (#417) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Amid the bustling world of central Oregon's wild mushroom hunting camps, the lives of two former soldiers intersect. Roger, a 75 year-old sniper with the us special forces in Vietnam, and Kouy, a 46 year-old platoon leader of Cambodia's Khmer freedom fighters who battled the khmer Rouge, come together each fall to hunt the elusive matsutake mushroom, a rare mushroom prized in Japanese culture and cuisine. However, the pair discover more than just mushrooms in the woods: they find a new life, and livelihood; and, a means to slowly heal the scarring wounds of war. Told over the course of one Matsutake mushroom season, the Last Season is a journey into the woods, into the memory of war and survival, telling a story of family from an unexpected place.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 5, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me

College Week (#418) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Every year Spencer Technology Academy Elementary School, located in the Austin community on the west side of Chicago hosts an annual event called College Week. An insightful and innovative principal, committed teachers, and active parents work together to instill the importance of higher education into the minds of the entire student body. College Week chronicles the stories of three eighth grade students and their respective homeroom teachers as they prepare for and compete in the Seventh Annual College Week event. It investigates the challenges and pressure they face as work together to build brighter futures. The stakes are very high for teacher and even higher for the students.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 6:00am 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, Jun 15, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 19, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me

The Hand That Feeds (#419) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

At a popular bakery cafe, residents of New York's Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma L?pez has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 22, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 22, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 25, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 25, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 26, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me

Buried Above Ground (#420) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

What would you do if the worst thing that ever happened to you felt like it kept happening? Over 6 years, this documentary explores this question through the eyes of 3 post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) survivors - Luis, an Iraq War veteran, along with his service dog Tuesday; Erundina, a survivor of domestic violence: and Ashley, an evacuee from Hurricane Katrina. The film explores its subjects' lives, gaining access to their home life, therapy sessions, and communities as they try to unburden themselves from the crippling lock of their past traumas. The personal battles fought by Luis. Ashley and Erundina illuminate a global health condition that is misunderstood, underreported and often left untreated.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 29, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 29, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 3, 2016 -- 6:00am 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, Jul 6, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 6, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 10, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me

Town Hall (#217) Duration: 1:16:20 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

This episode casts an unflinching eye at Katy and John, two Tea Party activists from the battleground state of Pennsylvania who believe America's salvation lies in a return to true conservative values. In Katy, we see a political novice rocketed to media stardom after a sensational confrontation at a town hall meeting with her senator. A young stay-at-home mom turned Tea Party spokesperson, she is gifted a new identity, steeled by the voices of conservative media. For John, a retired former businessman and lifelong Republican living in one of the poorest cities in the country, the America he knows is slipping away. Heading up a local Tea Party group is his last, best chance at stanching the changes he is witnessing all around him, but unable to afford his aging mother's health care, John has to make difficult decisions that reveal the complicated relationship between his principles and the demands of his life.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 13, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 13, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 16, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 16, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 17, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me

Shell Shocked (#307) Duration: 1:29:23 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Follows efforts to prevent the extinction of wild oyster reefs, which keep our oceans healthy by filtering water and engineering ecosystems. Today, because of overfishing and pollution, wild oyster reefs have been declared 'the most severely impacted marine habitat on Earth' and no longer play a role in their ecosystems. Now scientists, government officials, artists and environmentalists are fighting to bring oysters back to the former oyster capital of the world - New York Harbor.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 20, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 20, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 24, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me

Old South (#401) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Hope is 30 years old and fighting to save her historic African American neighborhood from encroachment by an elite white fraternity, one known to fly a Confederate flag and hold an annual antebellum parade. On one block in Athens GA two communities steeped in history - one black, one white - strive to keep their respective legacies relevant in a changing American South, and the nation as a whole. "Old South" provides a window into the underlying dynamics of race relations that influence so many American communities. And ultimately inspires hope, reflection, and a crucial step forward.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 27, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 27, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 30, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 30, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 31, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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.

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

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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