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Life's Rocky Start (#4302) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

From the first sparks of life to the survival of the fittest, unearth the secret relationship between rocks and life. Nova goes around the world and back in time to investigate how minerals are vital to the origins and evolution of life.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Wild Ways (#4311) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

From Yellowstone to the Yukon, to Southern Africa's elephant highways stretching across five nations, explore how newly established wildlife corridors may offer a glimmer of hope to some of our planet's most cherished - but endangered - species.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 27, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Secrets of the Sky Tombs (#4401) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

A team of scientists and explorers probe high altitude caves in the Tibetan Himalayas looking for clues to how humans found their way into this forbidding landscape and adapted their bodies to survive. ? Along the way they discover evidence of ritual burials, thousands of years old: skeletons, mummies, and evidence of practices designed to ward off ancient vampires and even zombies.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
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Inside Einstein's Mind (#4223) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Retrace Einstein's thought experiments as Nova reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of general relativity-and Einstein's brilliance-as never before.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Emperor's Ghost Army (#4120) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

In central China, a vast underground mausoleum conceals a life-size terracotta army of cavalry, infantry, horses, chariots, weapons, administrators, acrobats, and musicians, all built to serve China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, in the afterlife. Lost and forgotten for over 2200 years, this clay army, 8000 strong, stands poised to help the First Emperor rule again beyond the grave.
Now, a new archaeological campaign is probing the thousands of figures entombed in the mausoleum. With exclusive access to pioneering research, this program reveals how the Emperor directed the manufacture of the tens of thousands of bronze weapons carried by the clay soldiers. Nova tests the power of these weapons with high-action experiments and reports on revolutionary 3D computer modeling techniques that are revealing new insights into how the clay figures were made, revealing in the process the secrets of one of archaeology's greatest discoveries.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Eclipse Over America (#4411) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Join scientists and citizens alike as they observe the first total solar eclipse to traverse the US mainland in more than a generation. Discover the storied history of eclipse science and follow current, cutting-edge research into the solar corona.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
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Zeppelin Terror Attack (#4102H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Nova reveals the untold story of the biggest flying machines ever made: Germany's war zeppelins, which rained down death on British towns for two and a half terrifying years during World War I. In hands-on experiments, Nova uncovers how the zeppelins were built and flown, and goes inside the desperate scramble to take down the zeppelins and make the streets of Britain safe again.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 31, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

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, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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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.