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JFK: One PM Central Standard Time (#1301H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Fifty years after the tragic shooting of President John F. Kennedy, this episode chronicles minute-by-minute the assassination as it was revealed in the CBS newsroom from the moment the President was shot until Walter Cronkite's emotional pronouncement of his death, one hour and eight minutes later. The drama of "One P.M. Central Standard Time" -- the episode title is taken from the time President Kennedy was declared dead at Parkland Hospital -- is played out amidst the chaos in Dallas, in the hospital, and in the CBS newsroom in New York. Included in the program will be moving memories from men and women who were there on the day -- in Dallas and New York.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me

The Lost Gardens of Babylon (#1304) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)

This film examines a world wonder so elusive, most people have decided it must be mythical. Centuries of digging have turned up nothing. But they were digging in the wrong place. Now, this film proves the spectacular Hanging Gardens of Babylon did exist, shows us where they were, what they looked like and how they were constructed.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 11, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 11, 2015 -- 8:00am Remind me

Ben Franklin's Bones (#1401H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)

In November 1997, when the skeletal remains of at least 10 bodies were unearthed in the basement of an elegant townhouse, police feared it was the work of a serial killer. But when research indicated the bones actually dated to the mid-1700s, the implications became even more dramatic. This was no ordinary house: 36 Craven Street was the former residence of Benjamin Franklin.
This program reveals some questionable practices in medicine. In the 18th century, private anatomy schools were set up across London to give medical students the opportunity to learn anatomy by dissecting human cadavers. But supply lagged behind demand. Anatomists needed many more bodies than the ones of hanged murderers, which were the only bodies legally available at that time for their study. This created a business for body snatchers, also known as "resurrectionists," who exhumed corpses from graves to sell to the anatomists.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 20, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 23, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 25, 2015 -- 3:00am Remind me

The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone (#1302) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Dr. David Livingstone's birth, new forensic techniques are being used to study the famed explorer's lost diary. It reveals he was witness to the brutal massacre of slaves at the hands of their traders. And the writings in this diary suggest he was a far different man than the legend that surrounds him.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 -- 8:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 14, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me
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Cavemen Cold Case (#1204H) Duration: 53:51 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

A tomb of 49,000 year-old Neanderthal bones discovered in El Sidron, a remote, mountainous region of northern Spain, leads to a compelling investigation to solve a double mystery: How did this group of Neanderthals die? And could the fate of this group help explain Neanderthal extinction? Scientists examine the bones and discover signs that tell a shocking story of how this group may have met their deaths. Some bones bear distinct signs of cannibalism. Was it a result of ritual or hunger? Neanderthal experts are adamant that they were not bloodthirsty brutes. What happened here 49,000 years ago will take viewers on a much bigger journey - from El Sidron to the other end of the Iberian Peninsula, where scientists are excavating beneath the seas off Gibraltar in search of Neanderthal sites.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 2, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
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  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 6, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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Ultimate Tut (#1205H) Duration: 1:53:22 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ninety years ago in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the greatest archaeological find in history was made: the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb and its golden treasures. It made Tutankhamen the most famous name in ancient Egyptian history. But the real story has become shrouded in myth -- with many mysteries around the tomb unsolved to this day. This two-hour special combines the latest evidence from a team of archaeologists, anatomists, geologists and Egyptologists to build the ultimate picture of Tutankhamen. Blending 3D graphics, stylized reconstruction and action-adventure forensic investigation, the programs take a 21st-century approach to ancient history, following new scientific research and presenting fresh insights into how Tutankhamen was buried, why his tomb was the only one to remain intact and the enduring enigma around how he died.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 3, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 4, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me

Bones of the Buddha (#1206) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

This show is a modern day Indiana Jones story: a tale of deception, treasure, intrepid adventurers and international realpolitik. Did a 19th-century British landowner really discover gold, jewels and the charred bones of the Lord Buddha in an underground chamber on his estate? When Colonial estate manager, Willie Peppe, set his workers digging at a mysterious hill in Northern India in 1898, he had no idea what they'd find. Just over 20 feet down, they made an amazing discovery: a huge stone coffer, containing five reliquary jars, over 1000 separate jewels, and some ash and bone. One of the jars had an inscription that appeared to say that these were the remains of the Buddha himself. This seemed to be the most extraordinary find in Indian archaeology. But doubt and scandal have hung over this amazing find for over 100 years. For some, the whole thing is an elaborate hoax. For others, it is no less than the final resting place of the leader of one of the world's great religions, who died nearly 2,500 years ago.

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  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 -- 8:00am 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 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
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KQED Plus / KQET

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
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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

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