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Finding Your Roots Previous Broadcasts

Tragedy + Time = Comedy (Episode #304)

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: 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 #409)

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 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 #403)

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 #301)

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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TV Technical Issues

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    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

      UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues! We are working to resolve a technical issue which has affected the Over The Air audio Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/5/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

    • KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

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