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Radioactive Wolves (#2901H) Duration: 55:16 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

The historic nuclear accident at Chernobyl is now 25 years old. Filmmakers and scientists set out to document the lives of the packs of wolves and other wildlife thriving in the "dead zone" that still surrounds the remains of the reactor.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 31, 2015 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me

A Murder of Crows (#2802H) Duration: 55:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Crows do not have the best of reputations. They are generally dismissed as spooky - Hitchcock used them quite successfully to frighten moviegoers, or as a general nuisance - scarecrows were, after all, invented to scare crows away from crops. But their image is about to take a real turn. New research has shown they are among the most intelligent animals in the world, able to use tools as only elephants and chimpanzees do, able to recognize each other's voices and 250 distinct calls. They are very social, mate for life and raise their young for up to five years. And they are able to recognize individual humans and pick them out of a crowd up to two years later. Crow experts from around the world sing their praises and present us with captivating new footage of crows as we have never seen them before.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me

River of No Return (#2911H) Duration: 55:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

The Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness is a protected wilderness area in Idaho and the second largest contiguous area of protected wilderness in the continental United States. There are no roads here, just thick forests, mountains and canyons -- a perfect habitat for wildlife, particularly wolves who have just returned after a 50-year absence -- and a young couple, Isaac and Bjornen Babcock, who chose this wilderness for their year-long honeymoon. But what begins as a romantic adventure becomes a tale of struggle and survival -- both for the newlyweds, and for every life trying to make it in the unforgiving heart of the wilderness.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 23, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Saving Otter 501 (#3101H) Duration: 55:16 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

On a typical late summer day a baby sea otter washes up on the beach in Monterey, California - hungry, lost, injured. It's a tragic event, but not surprising. California sea otters are struggling. For decades marine biologist Karl Mayer and his small staff have worked unceasingly - one otter at a time - to bring this "keystone" species back from the brink of extinction so it can play its important role in the local marine environment. But the effort has stalled, and no one knows why.
This is the story of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's 501st attempt to save an orphan otter. From her discovery as a stranded newborn pup crying on the beach through her rehabilitation in secret roof tanks atop the Aquarium, we follow as Otter 501 learns how to dive, hunt, eat, and fend for herself in the wild, where survival is a long shot at best.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 20, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 25, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 26, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Owl Power (#3207) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

For centuries, owls have been fascinating hallmarks of children's stories and folk tales the world over. What actually makes owls so special? Using the camera technology, computer graphics, x-rays and ultra-microscopes available in the modern world, take a new look at owls in more detail than ever before. The real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing work, and how they fly so silently are influencing 21st-century technology and design, from high-tech aircraft and submarines to innovative hearing aids.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me

Siberian Tiger Quest (#3001) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Chris Morgan has tracked large predators in some of the wildest and most remote places on Earth. He now embarks on his greatest challenge - to find and film the Siberian tiger living wild and free in Russia's far eastern forests. This film features the work of Korean cameraman, Sooyong Park, who spent two years in the forest tracking and filming the world's biggest cat. Park's tracking technique was very unconventional. He dug himself into an underground pit and, incredibly, waited there for weeks at a time, hoping for a glimpse of a wild tiger. Morgan adopts the same method while he shares with us firsthand the difficulty of seeing the rare Siberian tiger.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 26, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 27, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 29, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 30, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 31, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
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  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 31, 2015 -- 7:00pm 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.

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KQED 9, KQET

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

All widescreen and HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus -
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KQET (Monterey) -
Channels 54, 54.1, 9.2 and 25.2

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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