Upcoming Broadcasts:

Cavemen Cold Case (#1204) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 3, 2015 -- 4:00am
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 6, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 7, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 8, 2015 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 18, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 18, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

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

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 14, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 15, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 15, 2015 -- 8:00am 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • 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

The Real Trojan Horse (#1402) Duration: 55:40 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)

Discover new archeological evidence that suggests Troy and the Trojan War may be more than myth. If the legendary siege did happen, was there really a wooden horse that brought enemy soldiers inside the fortified city?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 13, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 14, 2015 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 15, 2015 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 16, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 18, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 20, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Vampire Legend (#1501H) Duration: 56:46 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 9: Tue, Oct 27, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 28, 2015 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    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



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



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



Channel 54.3
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature



Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network



Channel 54.4
Wave 155

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