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Finding Your Roots Previous Broadcasts

War Stories (Episode #306H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 9:50 PM

Uncover a long history of military service in the families of Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain, and how this has instilled in each of them an enduring spirit of strength and integrity.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 29, 2017 -- 3:50 AM

Black Like Me (Episode #406H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 26, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux discover a tapestry of the unexpected in their ancestry, revealing slaves and free people of color, Civil War legacies and forgotten European origins.

Southern Roots (Episode #409H)

KQED World: Sun, Dec 24, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Three guests of disparate Southern backgrounds, DJ and producer Questlove, talk show host Dr. Phil and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, find astonishing tales of bondage in their family histories.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 24, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Funny Business (Episode #410H)

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 19, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Comedic guests Garrison Keillor, Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari take a serious look at their family trees, learning contrasting stories of assimilation, independence, hardship, and success all over the globe.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 20, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Immigrant Nation (Episode #405H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 19, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Actors Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro, all with immigrant parents, gain greater understanding of the unique challenges their ancestors faced by way of prejudice and poverty at home and abroad.

Tragedy + Time = Comedy (Episode #304H)

KQED World: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Uncover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America's funniest men-Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader-as they learn how comedy truly has its place in all aspects of life.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

The Vanguard (Episode #404H)

KQED Life: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors - of all colors - into the greater context of black history.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Southern Roots (Episode #409H)

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Three guests of disparate Southern backgrounds, DJ and producer Questlove, talk show host Dr. Phil and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, find astonishing tales of bondage in their family histories.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 24, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

The Vanguard (Episode #404H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors - of all colors - into the greater context of black history.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Puritans and Pioneers (Episode #403H)

KQED Life: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy trace their nonconformist ancestors through American conflicts - the Civil War and the American Revolution, all the way back to the Puritan establishment.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

The Stories We Tell (Episode #301H)

KQED World: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Discover the unsolved mysteries behind the family stories of political organizer Donna Brazile, actor Ty Burrell and artist Kara Walker as they learn how the legacy of slavery has shaped their identities.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
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      KQET (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) was unable to transmit from late Saturday 6/02 through early Monday 6/04 due to a break in the third party fiber feed somewhere between KQED?s Master Control room in San Francisco and the uplink reception point at California State University Monterey Bay. The break was found and fixed shortly after … Continue reading 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

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