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Chinese Chariot Revealed (Episode #4409)

KQED 9: Wed, May 17, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

For over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China's battlefields-dominating warfare longer than anywhere else on earth. Now, a series of amazing archaeological findings enable a team of experts to reconstruct and test China's first super-weapon.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, May 23, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Fri, May 19, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 19, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 19, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 18, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Himalayan Megaquake (Episode #4304H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 16, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Dramatic eyewitness footage reveals the shocking quake that rocked Nepal in April 2015. Join scientists as they examine why this earthquake was so devastating, how the victims are rebuilding and whether another earthquake looms on the horizon.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, May 17, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Arctic Ghost Ship (Episode #4216)

KQED 9: Wed, May 10, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic exploration: 160 years ago, the Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished. Now, a Canadian team discovers one of Franklin's lost ships-a vital clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 16, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 12, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 12, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 11, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Building Chernobyl's MegaTomb (Episode #4408H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 9, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

An international team of engineers races to construct a gargantuan dome to contain the lingering radioactive materials and crumbling remains of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, decades after being the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, May 10, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Super Tunnel (Episode #4317)

KQED World: Fri, May 5, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Follow an army of engineers and designers as they tackle the complex challenge of building Crossrail, a massive new subterranean railway deep beneath the streets of London.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, May 5, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Surviving Ebola (Episode #4123H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 2, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

In December, 2013, in a small village in West Africa, a young boy died from the dreaded disease, Ebola. Over the next 9 months, the virulent killer would claim more victims than all previous Ebola epidemics put together. And for the first time, the disease escaped the isolated, rural villages where it had first appeared and traveled in infected patients by air to densely populated cities in several African countries.
As the epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, Nova reports from the hot zone, where courageous medical teams struggle to cope with a flood of victims, to labs where scientists are racing to test vaccines and find a cure. The program includes chilling first-hand interviews of what it's like to contract - and survive - this terrible affliction.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, May 3, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Building Chernobyl's MegaTomb (Episode #4408H)

KQED Plus: Tue, May 2, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

An international team of engineers races to construct a gargantuan dome to contain the lingering radioactive materials and crumbling remains of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, decades after being the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, May 10, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
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    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

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