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American Promise (#2615) Duration: 1:56:40 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

This film spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, NY, turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys' divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan's Dalton School, this documentary presents complicated truths about America's struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me

When I Walk (#2701) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Jason DaSilva was 25 years old and a rising independent filmmaker when a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis changed everything -- and inspired him to make another film. "When I Walk" is a candid and brave chronicle of one young man's struggle to adapt to the harsh realities of M.S., while holding on to his personal and creative life. With his body growing weaker, DaSilva's spirits, and his film, get a boost from his mother's tough love and the support of Alice Cook, who becomes his wife and filmmaking partner. The result is a life-affirming documentary filled with unexpected moments of joy and humor.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me

Cutie and the Boxer (#2811) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

View an Oscar-nominated reflection on love, sacrifice and the creative spirit. This candid New York tale explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed "boxing" painter Ushio Shinohara and artist Noriko Shinohara.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me

Last Train Home (#2413) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the Chinese New Year in the world's largest human migration. This film takes viewers on a heart-stopping journey with the Zhangs, a couple who left infant children behind for factory jobs 16 years ago, hoping their wages would lift their children to a better life. They return to a family growing distant and a daughter longing to leave school for unskilled work. As the Zhangs navigate their new world, "Last Train Home" paints a rich, human portrait of China's rush to economic development.

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  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 1, 2018 -- 3:30am Remind me

From This Day Forward (#2909) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

Meet an American family coping with one of life's most intimate transformations. Sharon Shattuck's father came out as transgender, living as Trisha. Her mother stayed with him. Now Sharon wants to understand how the family survived intact.

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  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 1, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me

I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful (#2508) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

In 2005, Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme set out to document the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina and the rebuilding of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward. When he met Carolyn Parker, what began as a historical documentary morphed into a vibrant character study of the courage and resiliency of this fearless matriarch and civil rights activist. "I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful" is Demme's account of Parker's five-year crusade to rebuild her beloved neon-green house, her church, her community -- and her life.

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  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 1, 2018 -- 8:00am Remind me

Where Soldiers Come From (#2414) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

From a snowy, small town in northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan, this film follows the four-year journey of childhood friends who join the National Guard after graduating from high school. As it chronicles the young men's transformation from restless teenagers to soldiers looking for roadside bombs to 23-year-old combat veterans trying to start their lives again, the film offers an intimate look at the young Americans who fight our wars, the families and towns they come from -- and the way one faraway conflict changes everything.

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  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 1, 2018 -- 9:30am Remind me

Two Towns of Jasper (#1512) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: none)

After the brutal murder of African-American James Byrd, Jr. by three white supremacists in Jasper, Texas, friends Whitney Dow, who is white, and Marco Williams, who is black, made a film about their town.

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  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 1, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jan 22, 2018 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 23, 2018 -- 4:30am Remind me

The Overnighters (#2802) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

In a North Dakota town where the oil business is booming, busloads of newcomers find slim work prospects and a severe housing shortage. Pastor Jay Reinke converts his church into a makeshift dorm, allowing hundreds of job-seekers, some with checkered pasts, to stay despite the congregation's objections and neighbors' fears. When opposition to the "overnighters" reaches a boiling point, Pastor Jay makes a decision with shattering consequences. By Jesse Moss.

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  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 1, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me
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  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 15, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me

All The Difference (#2907) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Accompany two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college. Follow the young men through five years of hard work, sacrifice, setbacks and uncertainty.

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  • KQED World: Wed, Jan 17, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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Dalya's Other Country/4.1 Miles (#3001) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

"Dalya's Other Country" tells the nuanced story of members of a family displaced by the Syrian conflict who are remaking themselves after the parents separate. Effervescent teen Dalya goes to Catholic high school and her mother, Rudayna, enrolls in college as they both walk the line between their Muslim values and the new world in which they find themselves.
In the Oscar-nominated short film "4.1 Miles," Daphne Matziaraki follows a day in the life of Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek coast guard who is caught in the middle of the refugee crisis in which Europe is embroiled. Despite limited resources, the captain and his crew attempt to save thousands of migrants from drowning in the Aegean Sea.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 26, 2018 -- 3:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

      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

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

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.