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Upcoming Broadcasts:

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: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 2:00am
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 5:00am
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Wild Ways (#4311H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

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 Plus: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Zeppelin Terror Attack (#4102) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 1, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 1, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Killer Landslides (#4121H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Just before 11am on March 22, 2014, an ominous rumble startled the residents of the little town of Oso, Washington, about an hour's drive from Seattle. It was the terrifying sound of the United States' deadliest landslide in decades. In less than two minutes, a 250 acre field of debris 20 feet deep slammed into a neighborhood of 35 homes. In the wake of the tragedy, geomorphologists are tracing the geological history of Oso to explain why the site was so unstable. But Oso isn't alone. Globally, landslides and other ground failures cost more lives and money each year than all other natural disasters combined. The threat of bigger, more frequent landslides is growing as climate change increases intense precipitation events. As Nova follows scientists surveying landslide danger zones, discover how and why landslides happen and how new laser monitoring technologies may help predict landslides before disaster strikes.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Death Dive to Saturn (#4412H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

For over a decade, the Cassini space probe has been sending dazzling images of Saturn's breathtaking rings and mysterious moons. Join NOVA on a suspenseful ride during Cassini's final hours as it dives into Saturn's atmosphere.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Chasing Pluto (#4213) Duration: 54:41 STEREO TVG

Join NOVA for New Horizon's historic flyby of Pluto, the culmination of the spacecraft's nine-year, three-billion-mile journey to reveal the first-ever detailed images of this strange, icy world at the very edge of our solar system.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 -- 11:00am 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 Plus: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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!

    • 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 […]

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

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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.
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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
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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.