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Teotihuacan's Lost Kings (#1504H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Follow a team of scientists exploring royal tombs beneath the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan. After decades of research, these imperial burial chambers may reveal clues about the long-lost Teotihuacan culture and its mysterious people.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 8:00pm
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 -- 2:00am

Bugging Hitler's Soldiers (#1202H) Duration: 54:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Spied upon by MI19 in a bugging operation of unprecedented scale and cunning, 4,000 German POW's revealed their inner thoughts about the Third Reich and let slip military secrets that helped the Allies win WWII. Based on groundbreaking research conducted by a team of leading German historians and scientists, the film will tell the story of how those confessions were stolen, how they changed the outcome of the war and how they can now reveal, in more shocking detail than ever before, the hearts and minds of the German fighter. The evidence that supports this extraordinary new chapter in the history of WWII will be told through powerful dramatic reconstructions. Acted by German actors, speaking both German and English, they will quote directly from the highlights of over 100,000 hours of secretly recorded and therefore unguarded conversations between German POWs held in Britain. These long lost voices of the past are being brought back to life, bringing with them unique and exclusive insights into What the Nazis Really Thought.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 1, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 2, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 11, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 12, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me

Ben Franklin's Bones (#1401H) Duration: 55:46 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 9: Sun, Oct 2, 2016 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 3, 2016 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 30, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me

The Man Who Saved The World (#1201H) Duration: 54:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

This program follows the drama and debate that surrounded the most critical point in the Cold War, and perhaps human history. While politicians desperately sought a solution to the stand-off, nobody was aware what was happening beneath the waves but the men on the B-59. The crew could only watch as their superiors entered a battle of wills that would determine the fate of humanity. The story of what happened that fateful day remained hidden for decades, only emerging in Russia in recent years. Now these events will be known to the world.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 4, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 5, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me

Death on the Railroad (#1203H) Duration: 54:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

A classic story involving foul play, cover ups, a murder mystery and a voyage of discovery to understand what happened to a group of Irish men who came to America for a better life but found only misery. In 1832, railroad contractor, Philip Duffy, hired 57 Irish immigrants to lay railroad tracks in West Chester, Pennsylvania. But, less than two months after their arrival, all 57 were dead. Did they all die - as was widely believed - due to a cholera pandemic? Or, were some of them murdered? In 2003, twin brothers discovered a secret file among their grandfather's papers that led them to investigate the deaths of these men and find the location of their final resting place in a valley now known as Duffy's Cut. Using the latest forensic and scientific investigative techniques, DNA, forensic analysis, facial reconstruction and historical detective work in Ireland and the USA, modern detectives and experts will unravel this extraordinary story.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 8, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 9, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 18, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 19, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me

Ultimate Tut (#1205H) Duration: 1:51:15 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 25, 2016 -- 9:34pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 -- 3:34am Remind me

After Stonehenge (#1601H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Explore the remains of a 3,000-year-old English settlement that's shedding new light on the ancient history of the western world. Working in secret inside a quarry, the experts have less than a year to save the site before the quarry drains.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 27, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 30, 2016 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Jamestown's Dark Winter (#1403H) Duration: 55:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)

Follow forensic anthropologists as they excavate the early American colony and uncover dark secrets. What do the newly discovered bones of a 14-year-old English girl reveal about what really happened during the winter of 1609?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 29, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 30, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 30, 2016 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 30, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me

Vampire Legend (#1501H) Duration: 55:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)

Follow scientists as they uncover "deviant" burials dating back to medieval England, pointing to a belief that the dead could rise from their graves. Predating Eastern European legend, these discoveries force a re-examination of modern vampire lore.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 30, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 30, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 -- 3:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • early Mon 9/26: planned KQEH/DT54 Over the Air outage

      (DT54-1 through DT54-5) At some point early Monday morning Sept 26th (before 9am), the KQEH transmitter will be turned off for about 10 minutes for maintenance. Because of the short duration, most TVs will automatically restore the signal once the transmitter is turned back on. However, a few viewers may need to do a rescan. […]

    • early Tues 9/13: KQEH DT54 (KQED Plus) planned overnight outage

      UPDATE: power was restored at 6:45am Tuesday. Most TVs will restore the channels automatically, but a few viewers may need to do a rescan. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – (DT54-1 through 54-5) late Monday/early Tuesday 9/13 The DT54 Over the Air signal will be […]

    • Mon 8/01: DT9 Over the Air PSIP outage (apx 8:30am-2:30pm)

      RESOLVED: PSIP was restored at apx 2:30pm Monday. Our signal should be ID’g as 9-1, 9-2 & 9-3 again. – – – – – (DT9-1, 9-2 & 9-3) BACKGROUND: the PSIP information line in our Over the Air signal stopped again this morning. So while we were still transmitting programming on our three channels, they […]

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