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What Was Ours (#1805) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

A tribal elder and Vietnam vet, who hasn't left the Wind River Indian Reservation in over 40 years, visits the underground archives of Chicago's Field Museum with two young Arapaho to explore ancestral objects kept in boxes for many years. Together they try to learn how these artifacts vanished from their tribe in the first place.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 10:00pm
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 -- 4:00am
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

East of Salinas (#1704) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

East of Salinas is a story about immigration, childhood, and circumstance. With little support at home, Salinas, California third grader Jose Ansaldo often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, once a migrant farm kid himself. Oscar helps Jose imagine a future beyond the lettuce fields where his parents work. But Jose was born in Mexico - and he's on the cusp of understanding the implications of that. As we watch this play out, we begin to understand the cruelty of circumstance - for Jose and many millions of migrant kids like him. East of Salinas asks: What is lost when kids like Jose are denied opportunities?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 20, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 23, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 23, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

In Football We Trust (#1708) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Explore the story behind the Polynesian pipeline to the NFL through the lives of high school players in Utah. As they enter the high-stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports, they still struggle with gang violence and poverty.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 21, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me

Medora (#1514) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

A community beset by a crippled economy and dwindling population is the setting for this documentary, following a down-but-not-out varsity basketball team over a season. The team's struggle to compete parallels the town's own fight for survival.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

The Witness (#1806) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

In 1964, Kitty Genovese was repeatedly stabbed on a street in Queens, New York. Soon after, the media asserted that 38 neighbors watched but did nothing to help. Follow the efforts of Kitty's brother as he re-examines his sister's life and death.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jan 23, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 26, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 26, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Powerless (#1604) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 2, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 2, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Spies of Mississippi (#1511) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

This film tells the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation during the 1950s and '60s. Granted broad powers, this commission investigated citizens and organizations in attempts to derail the civil rights movement.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 6, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 6, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me

Birth of a Movement (#1807) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: none)

Learn how D.W. Griffith's 1915 The Birth of a Nation unleashed a battle still waging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Featuring Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and others.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Feb 6, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 7, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

American Denial (#1609) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: none)

"American Denial" uses the story of Gunnar Myrdal's 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism as a springboard to explore the power of unconscious biases and how the ideals of liberty, equality and justice still affect notions of race and class today. By Llewellyn Smith.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

A Ballerina's Tale (#1709) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Explore the rise of Misty Copeland, who made history as the first African-American female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theater. Get an intimate look at this groundbreaking dancer during a crucial period in her life.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 13, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Accidental Courtesy (#1808) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

Meet African-American musician Daryl Davis, who has a peculiar passion - meeting and befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan in an attempt to change their minds and forge racial conciliation, one racist at a time.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Feb 13, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Tower (#1809) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)

Explore the deadly August 1, 1966, mass shooting at the University of Texas that left 16 dead. "Tower" reframes the events of that day via the perspectives of those who lived through it and examines the effects of the shooting over the last 50 years.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Welcome to Leith (#1713H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-L

Explore how residents of a North Dakota town struggle against a notorious white supremacist. As his behavior becomes more threatening, tensions soar and the residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Feb 25, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Let The Fire Burn (#1519) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: none)

This film brings to life one of the most tumultuous clashes between government and citizens in modern U.S. history, as a longtime feud between Philadelphia police and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a tragic climax in 1985.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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 […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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, 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.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

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.