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Cambodian Son (#320) Duration: 1:29:50 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Born in a refugee camp in Cambodia, poet Kosal Khiev was lucky to escape the wartorn country before he was two years old. Granted asylum, Khiev grew up in the U.S. with his mother and siblings. By the age of 16, he was convicted of attempted murder and spent the next 14 years in jail-including 18 months of solitary confinement in the New Folsom State Prison in California. Fatefully, during his time in solitary Khiev experienced a breakthrough that forged his path to freedom. In jail, he found writing and spoken-word mentors and upon release became a student/participant in the inaugural class of "The Actors' Gang" led by Artistic Director and Founder Tim Robbins. As a refugee with no permanent resident status in the U.S., however, Khiev was deported to Cambodia, a country he's never known. "How do you survive when you belong nowhere?" The documentary follows a year in the life of Khiev, while he navigates his new fame as Phnom Penh's premiere poet and receives the most important invitation of his career-to represent the Kingdom of Cambodia at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Later he visits France for the first time where his life comes full circle and he faces a past he never dreamed of.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, May 3, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, May 3, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Good Luck Soup (#505) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

For 29-year-old filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi, growing up half-Japanese American in an Irish-Catholic neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio, was a difficult experience. His inability to blend in with the predominantly White population of his surroundings translated into his own personal struggles with race, and in Good Luck Soup we join Matthew on a journey to discover how Japanese heritage influenced the lives of his Japanese American family members; before, during and after World War II.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, May 10, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, May 10, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Unbroken Glass (#506) Duration: 58:40 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

When he was six-years-old, Dinesh Sabu's parents died. Raised by his siblings, he had little idea who his parents were or where he came from. Now as an adult with a burning curiosity, Dinesh sets out on a journey across the United States and India to piece together their story. Uncovering a silenced family history of mental illness, Dinesh confronts the legacy of having a schizophrenic mother who died by suicide, the reality of growing up an orphaned immigrant, and the trauma of these events. Can he reconcile these truths all while living in the specter of mental illness?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, May 17, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, May 17, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Breathin': The Eddie Zheng Story (#507) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in California prisons and jails. Ben Wang's BREATHIN': THE EDDY ZHENG STORY paints an intimate portrait of Eddy-the prisoner, the immigrant, the son, the activist-on his journey to freedom, rehabilitation and redemption.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, May 24, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, May 24, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 27, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 27, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

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, May 31, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, May 31, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.