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Upcoming Broadcasts:

The Drama of Space Travel (#208H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sarah Stewart Johnson, Assistant Professor of Planetary Science at Georgetown University, joins the show to talk about The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott. The realism of the windstorm that sets the plot of The Martian in motion is then assessed. Johnson then breaks down what would be needed in a real-life survival situation on Mars, and how close the film comes to depicting this. A comparison of the terrain of Mars to what we see in the film is also considered, along with the travel time to Mars versus the Moon. Finally, the plans for the 2020 Mars expedition, and its goals, are carefully explained, as well as the purpose of planetary exploration generally.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 12:30am Remind me

Mutants, Super Heroes and Genetics (#209H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Hemali Phatnani, the Director of the Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease, and Joseph Pickrell, Assistant Investigator and Core Member of The New York Genome Center, join the show to talk about "X-Men: Apocalypse."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 1, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me

Deadpool, Cancer and Immortality (#210H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Christopher Mason, Associate Professor of Computational Genomics at The Weill Cornell Medical Center, joins the show to talk about Deadpool, released in February 2016. To start, Mason talks about his appreciation for comic books and mutants and how that led him to the work he does now in genetics. Then he talks about his current study of astronaut Scott Kelly to determine the molecular effects of longtime space travel, including the effects of stress on genetics, and whether or not Kelly gained any time relative to people on Earth.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 22, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me

Disaster Movies and You (#211H) Duration: 26:45 STEREO TVG

Bill Nye - educator, author, television personality, and CEO of The Planetary Society - joins the show to talk about disaster movies, including Independence Day: Resurgence, released in June 2016.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 29, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Fremont Peak Tower Maintenance

      *UPDATE: The tower crew will work the Fremont peak tower as of 11am, Thursday, Nov 30th. We will need to lower power on KQET, Channel 25, to 25% at 10:30am through 4-5pm. Thank you for your patience!

    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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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.

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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.