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

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

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

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

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: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 8, 2015 -- 1:00am 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: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 8, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me

We Were Here (#1326) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: none)

When AIDS came to San Francisco in the early 1980s, the city became a war zone. Friends and family members were struck down in their prime by a mostly mysterious illness for which there was no cure. But the community -- hippies, drag queens, lesbians, moms and dads, doctors and nurses -- came together when the nation's leaders looked the other way and built an unprecedented system of love, care, and compassion. Their tireless fight is a testament to the capacity of people working together to rise to an unthinkable occasion.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 7, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jun 8, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 9, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 11, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 11, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 12, 2015 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 13, 2015 -- 4:30am 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 9: Mon, Jun 15, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 16, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 18, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 18, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 19, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 20, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me

Love Free Or Die (#1403H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)

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: Tue, Jun 16, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jun 16, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 21, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 21, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me

The New Black (#1521H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, this film takes viewers into the pews, onto the streets, and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 18, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 18, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 21, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me

How to Survive A Plague (#1507H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)

This film is the story of two grassroots coalitions -- ACT UP and Treatment Action Group -- made up of innovative activists, many of them HIV-positive, who fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 28, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me

God Loves Uganda (#1520H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVM (Secondary audio: DVI)

This film explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda's terrifying turn towards the proposed death penalty for homosexuality.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 28, 2015 -- 9:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • 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.

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KQED 9

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

All widescreen and HD programs

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

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KQED Life
Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189

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KQED World
Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190

History, world events, news, science, nature

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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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