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Learning to Swallow (#312) Duration: 1:31:27 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Patsy, a charismatic artist destroyed her digestive system during an unmedicated bipolar episode. Over four rocky years she struggles to accept her physical condition, her inability to eat, and her emotional state - only to reinvigorate her artistic voice in the process.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Out in the Silence (#309) Duration: 57:44 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Out in the Silence captures the remarkable chain of events that unfold when the announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson's wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small Pennsylvania hometown. Drawn back by a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at school, Wilson's journey dramatically illustrates the universal challenges of being an outsider in a conservative environment and the transformation that is possible when those who have long been constrained by a traditional code of silence summon the courage to break it.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Divide In Concord (#407) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

The year was 1775 in Concord, Massachusetts when colonists fired the infamous 'shot heard round the world' that began the American Revolution. One hundred years later, the work of local resident Henry David Thoreau began the environmental movement. And now, the spirit of revolution has returned to town. Jean Hill, a fiery 84-year-old widow and mother of four, wants to ban the sale of bottled water from Concord. Her path begins when her grandson tells her about the disastrous environmental effects of the empty plastic bottles Jean presents a bylaw to ban the sale of single-serve plastic bottles at the 2010 and 2011 Town Meetings. After losing by seven votes in 2011, she vows to continue the crusade with neighbor and Harvard Law Grad, Jill Appel. If enacted, the law would be the first of its kind in the world. But all are not in agreement with the ban. Merchants are wary of the bylaw. Philanthropist, mother, model and celebrity publicist Adriana Cohen takes the fight to the spotlight, calling the ban an attack on freedom. With billions of dollars at stake, The International Bottled Water Association sends in the cavalry. The town is abuzz as Patriot's Day celebrations begin. War re-enactors take the field, cannons fire at dawn, and the parades commence. April's Town Meeting provides the stage for Concord's latest battle. From the town that began America and Environmentalism, springs a new Revolution.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

By The River of Babylon: An Elegy for South Louisiana (#324) Duration: 1:29:31 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

This program looks at the disappearing culture and environment in Southwest Louisiana: its marshlands and man's calamitous engineering mistakes, and the unique habitat that gave rise to the Cajun and Creole, music, culture and people left in its wake. With compelling footage and expert commentary from Bob Marshall, a local Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, among others, the film documents the facades and interiors of a good number of famed but decaying dance halls.
Riveting performances by leading Zydeco proponents such as Clifton Chenier and Beau Jocque are juxtaposed by thorough and thoughtful explanations such as the rapacious dredging of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet through wetlands to give oil tankers direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana, a major source of energy for the nation, is being destroyed bit by bit and the region's eco-system and marshland continues to be damaged by flooding due to both storms and river reconstruction. Like the famed music of the region, the documentary is both a love letter and a lament over the destruction of the region and by association, the decline of its culture and way of life.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Kivalina (#423) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

At the edge of the world, the Inupiaq people are fighting for survival. Kivalina documents life on this namesake island that teeters on the edge of the North Pacific. Once a nomadic people, the Inupiaq were relocated to Kivalina, Alaska, by the US government more than a century ago. Today, the community struggles to maintain itself in the face of forces largely beyond its control. Climate change threatens to drown the village under rising ocean levels. The neglect of a government thousands of miles away delays repairs to the crumbling sea wall that routinely fails to protect the island from the flooding caused by ever more frequent storms. And, as the melting ice opens up the north to resource extraction and tanker traffic, an oil spill would wipe out the whales and with it the community. The everyday lives of the Inupiaq people carry on under the weight of these impending disasters. Director Gina Abatemarco and her crew document traditional hunting and food preparation, coexisting with the frustrations of teenage boredom and bureaucratic intransigence. Kivalina shows the consequences of colonialism, economic exploitation, and bureaucratic neglect for this community while foregrounding the voices of the people themselves. Intimate and unflinching, the film shows the cultural as well as the environmental consequences of climate change.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

A Will for the Woods (#308) Duration: 1:03:26 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Musician, folk dancer, and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial, determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth. He has discovered a movement that uses burial to conserve and restore natural areas, forgoing toxic, wasteful funeral practices engineered to preserve the body at the ecosystem's expense. Clark, a spirited and charismatic advocate, sets out to save a tract of forest with the help of green burial pioneers and a compassionate local cemeterian.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Yellow Fever (#313) Duration: 53:39 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Yellow Fever follows young Navajo veteran, Tina Garnanez on her journey to investigate the history of the Navajo Uranium Boom, its lasting impacts in her area and the potential new mining in her region. She begins as a curious family member and becomes an advocate, lobbyist, activist and vocal proponent for transparency and environmental justice.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 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 […]

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

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KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.