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In An Ideal World (#413) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

At an infamous prison in California, a warden, a white Mafioso murderer and a black ex-gang member struggle to move beyond the stark reality of America's locked down racial order. Challenged for the first time by a U.S. Supreme Court desegregation ruling and a novel mixed-race program, their stories reveal the hope and the hidden risks of transformative change, and the institutional nature of racial hierarchies.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 30, 2016 -- 7:00pm
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 30, 2016 -- 11:00pm
  • KQED World: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me

Winning Girl (#319) Duration: 59:03 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Teshya Alo is 16 years old and 125 pounds. But on the judo and wrestling mats, she throws women twice her age and pounds heavier. And she beats boys. Now, she has her sights set on taking gold at both the judo and wrestling world championships. If she does, she'd be the first and youngest athlete ever to win world championships in two different sports in the same year. But it won't be easy. The story of Hawaiian female teen wrestler/judoka Teshya Alo.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, May 4, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, May 4, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me

The Grace Lee Project (#414) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

When Korean American filmmaker Grace Lee was growing up in Missouri, she was the only Grace Lee she knew. Once she left the Midwest however, everyone she met seemed to know "another Grace Lee." But why did they assume that all Grace Lees were reserved, dutiful, piano-playing overachievers? The filmmaker plunges into a funny, highly unscientific investigation into all those Grace Lees who break the mold -- from a fiery social activist to a rebel who tried to burn down her high school. With wit and charm, The Grace Lee Project puts a hilarious spin on the eternal question, "What's in a name?"

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, May 11, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, May 11, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me

Operation Popcorn (#415) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

During the Vietnam War, the CIA recruited Hmong tribesmen in the hills of Laos to fight the Communists, then brought them as refugees to America. Forty years later in California, someone who might be a CIA operative approaches a Hmong human rights activist about buying weapons to continue the fight.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me

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: Wed, May 25, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, May 25, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 28, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 28, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 29, 2016 -- 6:00am 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, 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
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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 […]

    • Sun 12/13: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal down

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) UPDATE Mon 12/14 4:50pm: Unfortunately, we are unable to repair our fried equipment, and will need to order/find a replacement. At this point, we do know the signal will definitely not return tonight, and do not yet have an estimated time re: when it will be back. Thanks for your patience and […]

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