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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Lost Viking Army (#4610) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village. Will the remains unlock the mystery of the "Great Heathen Army," a legendary Viking fighting force that once invaded England?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, May 22, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 23, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 23, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 23, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, May 24, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, May 24, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Inside Einstein's Mind (#4223) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Retrace Einstein's thought experiments as NOVA reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of general relativity-and Einstein's brilliance-as never before.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, May 29, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 30, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 30, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, May 31, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, May 31, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Asteroid: Doomsday Or Payday? (#4024) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The asteroid that exploded in the skies over Siberia injuring more than 1,000 and damaging buildings in six cities was a shocking reminder that Earth is a target in a cosmic shooting range. From the width of a football field to the size of a small city, the space rocks called asteroids have the potential to be killers: in a collision with Earth, they could set off deadly blast waves, raging fires and colossal tidal waves. But some audacious entrepreneurs look up at asteroids and see payday, not doomsday. That's because some asteroids are loaded with billions of dollars-worth of elements like iron, nickel and even platinum. While NASA plans an ambitious mission to return samples from a potentially hazardous asteroid, would-be asteroid miners are dreaming up their own program to scout for potentially profitable asteroids. Will asteroids turn out to be our economic salvation -- or instruments of extinction?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 13, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 14, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 14, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 14, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 19, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Vaccines - Calling The Shots (#4114) Duration: 56:01 STEREO TVPG

Diseases that were largely eradicated 40 years ago are returning. Across the world, children are getting sick and dying from preventable conditions because nervous parents are skipping their children's shots. How do parents decide whether to vaccinate or not, and what are the risks to the child and to society? Featuring research scientists, pediatricians, psychologists, anthropologists, and parents, this program travels the globe to look at the science behind vaccinations, track epidemics, and investigate the serious human costs of opting out.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 19, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 20, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 28, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Meteor Strike (#4013H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

A blinding streak of light screaming across the Russian sky, followed by a shuddering blast strong enough to damage buildings and send more than 1000 people to the hospital. On the morning of February 15th, a 7000 ton asteroid crashed into the Earth's atmosphere, exploded and fell to earth across a wide swath near the Ural mountains. According to NASA, the Siberian Meteor, which exploded with the power of 30 Hiroshima bombs, was the largest object to burst in the atmosphere since a 1908 event near Siberia's Tunguska river. That time there were few eyewitnesses and no record of the event except for thousands of acres of flattened trees. This time however the event was captured by countless digital dashboard cameras, which have lately become a common fixture in Russian autos and trucks. Within days, armed with this unprecedented crowd-sourced material, NOVA crews hit the ground in Russia along with impact scientists as they hunt for debris from the explosion and clues to the meteor's origin and makeup. To understand how lucky we were this time, we explore even greater explosions in the past, from Tunguska to the asteroid that extinguished the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. "Russian Meteor Strike" puts it all together and asks: Is our solar system a deadly celestial shooting gallery - with Earth in the cross-hairs? What are the chances that another, even more massive asteroid is heading straight for us? Are we just years, months or days away from a total global reboot of civilization, or worse?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 21, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 26, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

First Man on the Moon (#4122) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, through interviews with Armstrong's family and friends. The film reveals his achievements as a Navy combat veteran and pioneer of high-speed flight. NOVA revisits the final moments of the Apollo 11 landing, when Armstrong brought the Eagle down safely with seconds to spare. But he regretted that he got so much credit for the team effort that the lunar landing represented. In its exploration of this quietly effective man, NOVA explores his achievements following Apollo. This is an inspiring story of heroic risk-taking and humble dedication to advancing humanity's adventure in space.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 26, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 27, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 27, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 28, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 28, 2019 -- 11:00am 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.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

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KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

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