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Episode #104H Duration: 26:37 STEREO TVG

Tells the story of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana and the Native American community fighting to save its culture as its land washes away. A Film by Rebecca Ferris.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 11:00pm
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 5:00am

Counter Histories: Rock Hill (#105H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In 1961 nine college men decided they were ready to go to jail to fight segregation laws and inequality in Rock Hill, SC. Their sit-in at the local whites-only lunch counter changed the course of the civil rights movement by introducing a new strategy. This film explores the story of the 'Friendship 9', and the human capacity to find courage, take action, and inspire change. By Ellen Barnard and Fr3deR1ck Taylor.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Deep Run (#203) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

By Hillevi Loven. Exiled by family and rejected by an ex, 17-year-old Jasmine finds new love and the courage to become Cole, a strong-willed transgender man, in this powerful verite portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina. Cole's candid humor and steadfast Christian beliefs counter the bigotry he experiences daily. Executive produced by Susan Sarandon.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Bending Sticks (#106H) Duration: 55:07 STEREO TVG

Celebrates the 25-year career of internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. The film follows the artist and his collaborators during a year of stick work and reveals Dougherty's process, personal story and inspirations. By Penelope Maunsell and Kenny Dalsheimer.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Soul City (#201H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

By Monica Berra, SheRea DelSol and Gini Richards. Learn the story of a group of civil rights activists who attempted to build a multiracial utopia - Soul City - in the heart of North Carolina's Klan Country in the 1970s. Rich archival material, interviews with former and current Soul City residents, animation and soulful rhythms of the era bring alive the vision of founder Floyd B. McKissick and his band of idealists who, though the odds were stacked against them, risked it all to build the city of their dreams.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Eat White Dirt (#202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

By Adam Forrester. Discover the oddly spellbinding personal, cultural and scientific history of the deeply transgressive and often misunderstood practice of consuming earth, a phenomenon known as geophagy. The film collects and combines the experiences, processes and explanations of people who eat white dirt with information from the scientists who study the phenomenon.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 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 […]

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

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