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Little White Lie (#1610) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up with two loving Jewish parents. When she discovers that the man she's always assumed was her father is not her biological parent, she unlocks a powerful family secret about her real father's identity.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me

Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream (#1401H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

If income inequality were a sport, the residents of 740 Park Avenue in Manhattan would all be medalists. This address boasts the highest number of billionaires of any apartment building in the United States, many of whom actively lobby and finance political campaigns to lower taxes on the wealthy. Less than four miles away Park Avenue runs through New York's 16th Congressional District in the South Bronx, which has the highest poverty rate in the U.S. Minutes away from one another as the crow flies these New Yorker's face dramatically different economic realities.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 -- 8:00pm 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: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 -- 8:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 -- 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: Sun, Aug 16, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me

Solar Mamas (#1404H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Welcome to India's Barefoot College, founded by Bunker Roy to provide rural women living in poverty with an education that empowers them to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Rafea -- a 30-year-old Jordanian mother of four -- is traveling outside of her village for the first time to attend Barefoot's solar engineering program. Once there, she will join women like her from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Colombia to learn concrete skills to change their communities.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 16, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me

The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights (#1408) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: none)

Whitney M. Young Jr. was one of the most celebrated -- and controversial -- leaders of the civil rights era. This documentary follows his journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. Unique among black leaders, he took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents. Young had the difficult tasks of calming the fears of white allies, relieving the doubts of fellow civil rights leaders and responding to attacks from the militant Black Power movement.

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  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Through a Lens Darkly (#1608) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: none)

This is the story of the pioneering African-American photographers - men and women, celebrated and anonymous - who have recorded the lives and aspirations of generations, from slavery to the present. By Thomas Allen Harris.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me

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.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 -- 12:30pm 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.

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  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 9, 2015 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 9, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me

Blood Brother (#1509) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

This film is a portrait of Rocky Braat, a young man who longed to find a family. He didn't know it but this desire would lead him to an AIDS hostel in India, a place of unspeakable hardship, where he would find almost more love and need than he could bear.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 10, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 10, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me

Bully (#1601) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

Highlighting the challenges faced by bullied kids, "Bully" shows teachers and parents addressing aggressive behaviors that defy dismissal with "kids will be kids" cliches, and captures a growing movement to change the ways to address bullying in schools.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 10, 2015 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 10, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Trials of Muhammad Ali (#1516) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: none)

This film covers Muhammad Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. It explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

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  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me

Brakeless (#1603) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

On April 25, 2005, a West Japan Railway (West JR) commuter train crashed into an apartment building and killed 107 people. Afterward, an official report concluded the cause of the accident was over-speeding when the train's driver tried to make up an 80-second delay. What made the train's driver risk so many lives for an 80-second delay? "Brakeless" looks at Japanese society and asks if it is bound to the pursuit of efficiency at all costs. Have the national virtues of punctuality and loyalty to protocol become societal impediments and even dangers to the people of Japan? By Kyoko Miyake.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 13, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 14, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me

The Undocumented (#1413) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVM (Secondary audio: none)

Border Patrol agents, Native Americans, smugglers, ranchers, retirees and samaritans form a constellation of people engaged with the Arizona/Mexico border on a daily basis -- policing it, inhabiting it, crossing it, working it, making it safer or simply feeling its consequences. But at the center of it all is the migrant. "The Undocumented" tells the story of the migrants who die while trying to cross an unforgiving desert in search of a better life.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 17, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 17, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me

The State of Arizona (#1510) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

This film captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona's headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 17, 2015 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 17, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Las Marthas (#1512H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

The annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is unlike any other in the country -- its 94 percent Latino debutantes and their attendants all dress as Martha Washington or other patriotic figures from America's colonial period.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 30, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me

The Graduates (#1501) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

This two-part special examines the many roots of the Latino dropout crisis through the eyes of six inspiring young students who are part of an ongoing effort to increase graduation rates for a growing Latino population. These student profiles offer a first-hand perspective on the challenges facing many Latino high school students, including over-crowded schools, crime-ridden neighborhoods, teen pregnancy and pressure to contribute to the family finances.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 20, 2015 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me

The Graduates (#1502) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

This mini-series is a journey into the heart of American education. More than a survey of contemporary policy challenges, it is an intimate and honest exploration of how students, their families and teachers are faring in a stressed public education system, during a politically complex climate, and during an unforgiving global economy. This is a story about how Latino students are faring in our nation's public education system, but it is also a story about the American future.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

    • KQED DT9s OTA: very brief outages Thurs 6/11/15

      (DT9.1, 9.2 and 9.3) There will be 3 very brief outages (apx. 10 seconds each) of KQED’s Over The Air (OTA) DT9 signal Thurs 6/15, between 10am and 3pm. This is to accommodate preventative maintenance and inspections at Sutro Tower. Most TVs will recover easily each time the signal is restored, but a few viewers […]

    • 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 […]

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 9 and HD 164
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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KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQET

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: IF this channel provided to customer, channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids

Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

Quality children's programming parents love too