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The Great Invisible (#1613) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Explore the stories behind the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill, from fallout to aftermath, and its continuing effects on a region dependent on nature. The film includes unprecedented access to footage from the oil rig before the spill. By Margaret Brown.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Apr 20, 2015 -- 10:00pm
  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 4:00am
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me

The Island President (#1412H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)

President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives is a man with a bigger problem than any other world leader has ever faced -- the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives, he must now ensure that his tiny country doesn't disappear under rising sea levels. That means capturing the attention of global superpowers, forging alliances, persuading the skeptical, and learning the ropes of international political horse-trading. Despite the size of his country and his political challenges at home, Mohamed Nasheed has become one of the leading international voices for urgent action on climate change.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 26, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (#1409H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Weiwei expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio and held him in secret detention. This documentary is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Weiwei while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 1, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Kumu Hina (#1614) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 5, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 7, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 7, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me

Left by the Ship (#1325) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

JR, Charlene, Margarita and Robert are half American; they are among the many children born to U.S. servicemen who were stationed in military bases in the Philippines until 1992. Like most Filipino Amerasians, they were left behind by their biological fathers and largely forgotten. Over the course of two years, they delve into the psychological and social consequences of the U.S. military presence and its legacy.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me

Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb Vs. Gravity (#1615) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Follow the evolution of daredevil choreographer Elizabeth Streb's movement philosophy as expressed through her technique, lifestyle and challenge to assumptions about art, aging, injury, gender and human possibility. By Catherine Gund.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, May 11, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 12, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 14, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 14, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me

The Revolutionary Optimists (#1417H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Children in the slums of Calcutta are starting a revolution. Called to action by visionary former attorney Amlan Ganguly, the 'Daredevils' have already made radical health and sanitation improvements in one of the city's poorest slums -- awakening a neglected populace to the real possibility of change.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me

1971 (#1616H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

A group of ordinary citizens broke into a small FBI office in Pennsylvania in 1971 and shared with the world their findings on COINTELPRO, the FBI's illegal surveillance program. Now, they tell their story publicly for the first time.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, May 18, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 19, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 21, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 21, 2015 -- 11:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Happiness (#1605H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Pyanki is a nine-year-old monk living in Laya, a Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalayas. The nearest road is a three-day walk distant, and Pyanki has never even left his village. In 2012, however, the world will come to him: Laya will at long last be connected to electricity, and the first television will flicker on before Pyanki's eyes. He will have access to 46 television stations for 13 hours every day. How will these images shape a child so isolated from commerce, materialism and celebrity? By Thomas Balmes.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, May 25, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me

Twin Sisters (#1602H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

In China in 2003, twin babies Mia and Alexandra were found in a cardboard box and placed in an orphanage, where authorities separated the infants and concealed their sibling relationship. Two sets of prospective adoptive parents - one from California and the other from Norway - meet during the adoption process and launch an investigation that reveals that the girls are sisters. The girls grow up knowing they have a twin living on the other side of the world. When the girls are eight, Mia and her family go to Norway to visit Alexandra, and discover that the girls not only look and act alike, but are unmistakably and inextricably connected to each other. By Mona Friis Bertheussen.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Powerless (#1604H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

In Kanpur, India, a city with 15-hour power outages, a nimble young electrician provides Robin Hood-style services to the poor. Meanwhile, the first female chief of the electricity utility company is on a mission to dismantle the illegal connections, for good. By Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Seeking Asian Female (#1414H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Two strangers -- an elderly American man and a young Chinese woman -- pursue a marriage brokered by the internet, but they get more than they bargained for when she moves across the Pacific to start a new life with him in America.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 31, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Friday 3/13

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Wed 3/11

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform maintenance work overnight, requiring that other TV stations shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Tues/early Wednesday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 5am Wednesday morning. Many receivers will be able to recover […]

    • Thurs 3/05, DT54-1 thru DT54-5: 2 planned, extremely brief Over the Air outages

      (DT54.1 through DT54.5) Our Over the Air signals from our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak (the DT54s) will need to be switched from our Main antenna to our Auxillary antenna while climbers inspect the tower for possible maintenance needs. Once the inspection is done, we will switch back. The two switches will account for two […]

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

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9

KQED 9
Channels 9.1, 54.2 & 25.1 - Monterey (KQET)
XFINITY 9 and HD 709

All widescreen and HD programs

KQED Plus

KQED +
Channels 54, 54.1, 9.2 & 25.2 - Monterey
XFINITY 10 and HD 710

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life
Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World
Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me
Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids
Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192

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