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Immigrant Nation (#405H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Actors Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro, all with immigrant parents, gain greater understanding of the unique challenges their ancestors faced by way of prejudice and poverty at home and abroad.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 17, 2019 -- 1:00am
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 20, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 22, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me

Mystery Men (#502) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams discover a wealth of hidden family history. Both grew up knowing little about their biological fathers, and seeing their lost ancestry restored proves deeply empowering.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 20, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 20, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Reporting on the Reporters (#503) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling that the stories within their own family trees are every bit as compelling as the news stories they have been covering for the world.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 22, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 23, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 27, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 27, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Black Like Me (#406H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux discover a tapestry of the unexpected in their ancestry, revealing slaves and free people of color, Civil War legacies and forgotten European origins.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 23, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 24, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 27, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 29, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 23, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Dreaming of a New Land (#504H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores with Marisa Tomei, Sheryl Sandberg and Kal Penn the tremendous challenges faced by their immigrant forebears. From Italy, Russia and India to America, their histories show success could take generations to achieve.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 29, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 30, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 3, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 3, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
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Children of the Revolution (#407H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L

Lupita Nyong'o, Carmelo Anthony and Ana Navarro investigate the political choices of their fathers, discovering sometimes unexpected heritage as they trace their ancestry further back.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 30, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 31, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 3, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 5, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me

In Search of Freedom (#303) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

Learn how the ancestors of Maya Rudolph, Shonda Rhimes and Keenen Ivory Wayans struggled for freedom, and how each of these cultural trailblazers gains a new understanding of how they fit into this proud trajectory.

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  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 2, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Freedom Tales (#505) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. delves deep into the roots of two African American guests, actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete and television personality Michael Strahan. Both discover unexpected stories that challenge assumptions about black history.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 5, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 6, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 10, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 10, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 11, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
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Relatives We Never Knew We Had (#408H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Actresses Tea Leoni and Gaby Hoffmann's lives have been shaped by family mysteries. They are introduced to the identities and life stories of their biological ancestors, thanks to DNA detective work.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 6, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 7, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 10, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 12, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me

Family Reunions (#307) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop, Sean Combs and LL Cool J, through the use of DNA technology that reveals information that shakes their very foundations.

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  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 9, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Roots In Politics (#506) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the diverse family histories of politicians Paul Ryan, Tulsi Gabbard and Marco Rubio. They each see a shared vision of the great American melting pot reflected in their ancestors' stories.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 12, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 13, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 17, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
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  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 18, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 18, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Southern Roots (#409H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 13, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 14, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 19, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me

The Vanguard (#404H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 16, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me

No Laughing Matter (#507) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman that their family tress are filled with people whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success. Gates also reveals to each one news of an unexpected DNA cousin.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 19, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 20, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 24, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
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  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 25, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
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Funny Business (#410H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Comedic guests Garrison Keillor, Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari take a serious look at their family trees, learning contrasting stories of assimilation, independence, hardship, and success all over the globe.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 20, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 21, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 26, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me

Hard Times (#508H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family stories of filmmaker Michael Moore and actors Laura Linney and Chloe Sevigny -- three people whose distant ancestors overcame great hardships in ways that resonate with their lives today.

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 26, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 27, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me

Grandparents and Other Strangers (#501H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Andy Samberg and author George R. R. Martin answer some family mysteries when DNA detective work uncovers new branches of their family trees. The DNA analysis upends family history and reveals new relatives.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 27, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 28, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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PBS Kids

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
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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)
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Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.