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What Was Ours (Episode #1805)

KQED World: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

A tribal elder and Vietnam vet, who hasn't left the Wind River Indian Reservation in over 40 years, visits the underground archives of Chicago's Field Museum with two young Arapaho to explore ancestral objects kept in boxes for many years. Together they try to learn how these artifacts vanished from their tribe in the first place.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Shadow World (Episode #1902)

KQED World: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Based on Andrew Feinstein's globally acclaimed book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, Shadow World reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade - the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Dogtown Redemption (Episode #1718)

KQED 9: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Meet street recyclers who fight to survive in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Oakland, California. Their poignant personal stories raise questions about race, class and the rights of the poor.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Farmer/Veteran (Episode #1819H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

A combat veteran starts a farm to help cultivate a healthier life outside the Army. While the sense of duty he once felt as a soldier returns, his crippling PTSD remains as he and his wife nervously anticipate the birth of their first child.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Shadow World (Episode #1902)

KQED 9: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

Based on Andrew Feinstein's globally acclaimed book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, Shadow World reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade - the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Farmer/Veteran (Episode #1819H)

KQED 9: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

A combat veteran starts a farm to help cultivate a healthier life outside the Army. While the sense of duty he once felt as a soldier returns, his crippling PTSD remains as he and his wife nervously anticipate the birth of their first child.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Shadow World (Episode #1902)

KQED 9: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 9:30 PM

Based on Andrew Feinstein's globally acclaimed book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, Shadow World reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade - the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (Episode #1901)

KQED 9: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Chasing Trane is about an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This portrait of a remarkable jazz artist reveals the critical events, passions, experiences and challenges that shaped the life of John Coltrane and his revolutionary sounds.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

Happiness (Episode #1605H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Pyanki is a nine-year-old monk living in Laya, a Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalayas. The nearest road is a three-day walk distant, and Pyanki has never even left his village. In 2012, however, the world will come to him: Laya will at long last be connected to electricity, and the first television will flicker on before Pyanki's eyes. He will have access to 46 television stations for 13 hours every day. How will these images shape a child so isolated from commerce, materialism and celebrity? By Thomas Balmes.

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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!  If you?re still experiencing audio issues, you may need to rescan your television. Visit kqed.org/54move to learn how. 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

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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