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A Will for the Woods (#308) Duration: 1:03:26 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Musician, folk dancer, and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial, determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth. He has discovered a movement that uses burial to conserve and restore natural areas, forgoing toxic, wasteful funeral practices engineered to preserve the body at the ecosystem's expense. Clark, a spirited and charismatic advocate, sets out to save a tract of forest with the help of green burial pioneers and a compassionate local cemeterian.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 7:00pm
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 11:00pm
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 11, 2016 -- 6:00am

Adama (#404) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

In March 2005, Adama Bah a 16-year-old Muslim girl growing up in Harlem was detained by the FBI after she was accused of being a potential suicide bomber. Although no evidence was ever produced to support the claim, Adama had to wear an ankle bracelet and live under partial house arrest after she was released from detention. As Adama nervously awaits the outcome of a pending deportation order, the film follows the efforts of a Muslim activist, an ex-FBI agent, and Adama's 10-year-old brother as they each attempt to unravel the web of post-9/11 politics surrounding her arrest and the potential collapse of her family and future.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 14, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 14, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 17, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 17, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 18, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me

Our Mockingbird (#305) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

A documentary that uses Harper Lee's 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird as a lens to view race, class, gender and justice - then and now. Woven through the program is the story of two extraordinarily different high schools in Birmingham, Alabama who collaborate on a remarkable production of the adapted play, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 21, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 21, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 24, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 24, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 25, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me

Perfect Strangers (#317) Duration: 1:26:25 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

What motivates an individual towards an extreme act of compassion? The documentary tells the story of two unique and engaging characters. One is Ellie, who embarks on an unpredictable journey of twists and turns, determined to give away one of her kidneys. Five hundred miles away, Kathy endures nightly dialysis and loses hope of receiving a transplant until Ellie reads her profile on an online website. Both women face unexpected challenges as their parallel stories unfold over the course of four years. Why are we unnerved by the idea of such an extreme gift?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 28, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 28, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 31, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 31, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 1, 2017 -- 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, Jan 4, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jan 4, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 7, 2017 -- 8:10pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 8, 2017 -- 1:10am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 8, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Dog Days (#409) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Dog Days is directed and produced by Laura Waters Hinson and Kasey Kirby, a filmmaking duo based in Washington, DC. After losing his job in 2009, Coite Manuel sets off to build his dream business with the help of two unlikely women: Deane, his harp-playing aunt, and Siyone, an East African hotdog vendor and single mother of four. Staking his meager life savings on a vision to revive Washington, D.C.'s dwindling hotdog vending community, Coite faces bewildering challenges, from hostile city regulations to an entrenched local monopoly to the sudden popularity of food trucks. Even though success doesn't come easily, the characters fight to maintain hope in the face of adversity. Filmed over the course of four years, Dog Days follows its colorful characters as they navigate the contentious underworld of street food in the nation's capital. A captivating portrait of American entrepreneurship, Dog Days explores themes of immigration, vocation, and the power of perseverance. Featuring original songs by indie artists such as Sleeping at Last, Zach Williams, Andy Zipf, and others, Dog Days journeys to a world where the top dogs of big business meet the underdogs of street food in a comically serious caper about the promise and struggle of the American Dream.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jan 11, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jan 11, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 14, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 14, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 15, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

City of Trees (#412) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

A deeply personal story about the fight for good jobs and safe parks in our nation's capital. With unemployment exceeding 25% in DC's Ward 8 during the Great Recession, nonprofit Washington Parks & People receives a $2.7 million stimulus grant to put long-term unemployed residents back to work through a new green job training program.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 21, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 21, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

9-Man (#318) Duration: 1:59:23 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, Jan 25, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 28, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 28, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 29, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • early Thurs 12/08: planned KQED DT9s Over the Air outages

      (DT9.1 through 9.3) KQED will be performing maintenance at Sutro Tower in the overnight hours early Thursday 12/08. We are expecting a few power interruptions to take place and KQED will need to be off air for these. The outages are expected to be brief.

    • Wed 11/30: planned momentary outages of DT54 over the air signal

      (this is a continuation of the work originally announced for 11/28, which was not completed on Tuesday.) At some point during the morning of Wednesday Nov. 30th, the KQEH transmitter will switch from its main antenna to the auxillary one, to allow for the safety of workers doing maintenance for another TV station on the […]

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air Signal restored

      Repairs have been completed on today’s transmitter issue, and the signals for DT54.1 through 54.5 have been restored.

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

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