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Home/Plains (#101) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

Travel deep into the wild to take a fresh look at humankind's relationship to the big animals that live alongside us. From cuddling baby pandas to avoiding man-eating tigers, Dr. M. Sanjayan investigates our changing relationships with the wilderness. The severe peril of extraordinary animals and their habitats is ever-present, but Sanjayan focuses on the powerful stories that prove animals and humans can thrive side by side. It's a new kind of wild, but one on which we all depend.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 1, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 4, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 4, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 5, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 5, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Plains (#102) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Explore the giant herds that roam the wild grasslands of the plains. Home to the greatest gathering of animal life on the planet, they are also increasingly our bread basket - and among the most endangered places on Earth. Dr. Sanjayan follows a unique elephant conservation project in South Africa and tracks the prairies to see how Americans are saving their most-endangered mammal. His journey uncovers a vital new understanding about how both humans and predators can help the animals found on the plains.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 8, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 11, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 11, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 12, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 12, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Forests (#103) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Journey deep into the great forests of Earth for a new way of looking at these wild places and the animals that live there. Sanjayan travels into an uncharted area of the Amazon that scientists believe is the most bio-diverse place on Earth. From there he follows unique animal behavior in Alaska's Great Bear Rainforest and then meets the farmers in Portugal's cork forests. Frightening elephant battles are exploding on the edge of the forest in Sumatra; in the Amazon, ancient remains are helping change our perception of how to value the world's great forests.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 15, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 18, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 18, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 19, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 19, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Oceans (#104) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

Join host M. Sanjayan as he draws on his own experiences to reveal a vibrant community of scientists, engineers and fishermen who are providing solutions to help restore the oceans. Though aware of the threat to our oceans, he's nonetheless hopeful.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 22, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 26, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 26, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Water (#105H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVG

Sanjayan explores humankind's relationship with the Earth's most important resource: water. Unraveling dramatic connections between fresh water and the health of the planet, he uncovers spectacular wildlife stories that center on managing the natural pulse of the planet's water. The episode includes a kayak journey that follows the Colorado River to the sea; the elephants and people at the singing wells of Kenya; the surprising connection between AIDS and a small fish in Lake Malawi; and a look at how hunters in America saved one of the greatest gatherings of birds on the continent.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 29, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED Transmitter will be off (03/06/2019)

      KQED transmitter will off on March 6th at  3-6 at 3am-6am.  This will disrupt over-the-air reception and DirectTV viewers. Comcast and Monterey reception will not be impacted.

    • KQED FM on Comcast services

      KQED FM and other radio channels were recently dropped from Comcast’s local cable offerings. Affected users can still listen to KQED at 88.5 FM on their radios, or listen to the live stream at kqed.org/listenlive or by downloading the KQED app, or on smart speakers.

    • KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

      Engineers at Sutro Tower in San Francisco will be doing their annual maintenance work 9am-4pm Mon 8/20 through Fri 8/24.  All stations transmitting from Sutro Tower will be dropping to half-power each day, and perhaps moving from main antennas at the top of the tower to auxiliary antennas at the “waist” (middle) of the tower … Continue reading KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

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

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