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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: 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

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

The State of Arizona (#1510H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

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
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 18, 2015 -- 10:02pm 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
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 1, 2015 -- 4:00am 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

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

Love Free Or Die (#1403) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. Robinson is a man whose two primary passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. His consecration by the Episcopal Church in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir. He becomes the focal point as American churches debate whether or not lesbian and gay people are equal to heterosexuals in the eyes of God, while the United States at large struggles with legal equality for gays and lesbians.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 21, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 21, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 27, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 27, 2015 -- 8:00am Remind me

Limited Partnership (#1617) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 -- 11:00am 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 World: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • Mon 8/31: KQET Signal break-up (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3)

      UPDATE: As of shortly after 7pm Monday evening, repairs were completed at the KQET transmitter, and the signal appears to be stable. Thanks for your patience. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Original post Monday 11am: We are aware of the break-up […]

    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

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

All HD programs

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