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Out Run (#114) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

As leader of the world's only LGBT political party, Bemz Benedito dreams of being the first transgender woman in the Philippine Congress. But in a predominantly Catholic nation, rallying for LGBT representation in the halls of Congress is not an easy feat. Bemz and her eclectic team of queer political warriors must rethink traditional campaign strategies to amass support from unlikely places. Taking their equality campaign to small-town hair salons and regional beauty pageants, the activists mobilize working-class trans hairdressers and beauty queens to join the fight against their main political opponent, a homophobic evangelical preacher, and prove to the Filipino electorate that it's time to take the rights of LGBT people seriously. But as outsiders trying to get inside the system, will they have to compromise their political ideals in order to win? Culminating on election day, OUT RUN provides a unique look into the challenges LGBT people face as they transition into the mainstream and fight for dignity, legitimacy, and acceptance across the globe.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Finding Samuel Lowe (#112) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Retired NBC Universal executive Paula Williams Madison and her brothers, Elrick and Howard Williams, were raised in Harlem by their Chinese Jamaican mother, Nell Vera Lowe. Nell encouraged them to realize the rags-to-riches American dream, resulting in their growth from welfare recipients to wealthy entrepreneurs. In order to fulfill a promise to their mother to connect to her estranged father's people, they embark on a journey to uncover their ancestral roots. The three travel to the Toronto Hakka Chinese Conference where they connect to members of the Chinese Jamaican community. As the mystery of their grandfather's life unfolds, the trio travels to Jamaica, learning that their grandfather had a life there similar to their own, starting with humble beginnings in Mocho, Clarendon Parish, and ending with successful business ownership in the affluent St. Ann's Bay. But in 1933, he left Jamaica, returning to China for good. Taking family tree research to an epic proportion, the siblings and 16 of their family members travel to two Chinese cities, ShenZhen and GuangZhou. Together, they visit their family's ancestral village, finding documented lineage that dates their family back 3,000 years to 1006 BC. The trip culminates in an emotional and unforgettable family reunion with 300 of their grandfather's Chinese descendants.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

One Child (#113) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

The 2008 Sichuan earthquake, China's deadliest disaster in three decades, killed 90,000 people, including more than 5,000 children. Losing a child is an immeasurable tragedy for parents anywhere, but in China the effect is compounded by the one-child policy. This means that if you lose your child, you're often losing your one and only child - and with it the totality of your life's emotional investment. In response to the earthquake, China's government made an exception for those who lost their only child to conceive another. One Child follows the journey of these three families as they try to restore a sense of normalcy and struggle to move past the loss of their children.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 20, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 20, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Departure (#205) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

After a youth full of drinking and night clubs, Ittetsu Nemoto was in a near fatal motorcycle accident. Hospitalized for three months, he realized how precious life was and became a Zen Buddhist monk. Now, in a temple nestled between rice fields and forested hills in rural Japan, his life's work is to save people from committing suicide. "What makes life worth living?" he asks. This question fuels his unconventional approach to suicide prevention. Retreats, pilgrimages, meditation, and collaborative art projects help patients realize what they'd be leaving behind. While Nemoto helps others rediscover their will to live, he must also practice what he preaches. His work begins to take a toll on his family and health, and Nemoto must learn to draw the line between his patients and his own life.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 24, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 24, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 7:00am 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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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
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KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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