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Meet The Patels (Episode #1802)

KQED World: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

Ravi Patel is almost 30 and still single, and his tradition-minded Hindu family is not happy. After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, he enters the semi-arranged marriage system in America. Meet the Patels explores the influences of culture and identity on the most intense, personal, and important part of one's life - love.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold (Episode #1720)

KQED World: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Meet Claressa "T-Rex" Shields, who rose from the streets of Flint, Michigan, and at 17 won the first Olympic gold medal for women's boxing in 2012. In this coming-of-age story, life outside the ring may be an even tougher fight.

Supergirl (Episode #1903)

KQED World: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Meet Naomi, a seemingly ordinary Orthodox Jewish preteen from New Jersey whose extraordinary talent - breaking world powerlifting records - turns her into an international phenomenon in this unique coming-of-age story.

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold (Episode #1720)

KQED World: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

Meet Claressa "T-Rex" Shields, who rose from the streets of Flint, Michigan, and at 17 won the first Olympic gold medal for women's boxing in 2012. In this coming-of-age story, life outside the ring may be an even tougher fight.

Supergirl (Episode #1903)

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Meet Naomi, a seemingly ordinary Orthodox Jewish preteen from New Jersey whose extraordinary talent - breaking world powerlifting records - turns her into an international phenomenon in this unique coming-of-age story.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 19, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

The Armor of Light (Episode #1717)

KQED World: Sat, Dec 16, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Meet two Christians - an Evangelical anti-abortion activist and an African-American mother whose son was murdered - who find common ground in the fight against the rising tide of gun violence.

Newtown (Episode #1812)

KQED World: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Newtown explores the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 first-graders and six of their educators were killed on December 14, 2012. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, the lives of several characters profoundly affected by the fallout of gun violence interconnect and propel the town toward introspection and action.

The Armor of Light (Episode #1717)

KQED World: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Meet two Christians - an Evangelical anti-abortion activist and an African-American mother whose son was murdered - who find common ground in the fight against the rising tide of gun violence.

Newtown (Episode #1812)

KQED World: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

Newtown explores the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 first-graders and six of their educators were killed on December 14, 2012. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, the lives of several characters profoundly affected by the fallout of gun violence interconnect and propel the town toward introspection and action.

The Armor of Light (Episode #1717)

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Meet two Christians - an Evangelical anti-abortion activist and an African-American mother whose son was murdered - who find common ground in the fight against the rising tide of gun violence.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

Dogtown Redemption (Episode #1718)

KQED World: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

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.

The Last Laugh (Episode #1814H)

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Hear Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Carl Reiner and other Jewish comics and thinkers discuss the provocative question of whether any topic - including the Holocaust - should be off-limits in comedy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

What Was Ours (Episode #1805)

KQED World: Sat, Dec 2, 2017 -- 9:00 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.

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TV Technical Issues

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    • 7/27/18: Comcast Ch10 (SD version of KQED Plus)

      We are aware that Comcast is not broadcasting KQED Plus, SD version, on Ch 10 throughout most of the Bay Area. There is no problem with KQED’s signal, and the HD version of KQED Plus is still operational on Ch710. KQED Plus is also still available over the air on DT9.2, 54.1 and 25.2.  Despite … Continue reading 7/27/18: Comcast Ch10 (SD version of KQED Plus)

    • Update 7/27/18: KQET signal restored

      DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3, 25.4 UPDATE: Signal restored as of 7:45pm Friday afternoon (original post): KQET’s signal is down due to a break in the 3rd party fiber feed between San Francisco and the uplink reception point at California State University Monterey Bay. The line owner is aware of the issue and working on it.

    • 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

      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

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

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