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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Making North America: Human (#4222) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

From Ice Age to oil boom, discover the challenges faced and the wealth uncovered as humans take over the continent. How did we turn rocks into riches? And what catastrophic natural disasters could threaten the civilization we've built?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 -- 10:00pm
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 -- 4:00am
  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me

Great Escape at Dunkirk (#4505H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Join archaeologists and divers recovering remains of ships and planes lost during World War II's epic Dunkirk operation. Discover new evidence of the ingenious technology that helped save Allied forces from defeat by the encircling Germans.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 -- 11:00pm
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 -- 5:00am

Bigger Than T.rex (#4119) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Almost a century ago, paleontologists found the first tantalizing hints of a monster even bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex, perhaps the largest predator ever to roam the Earth: spectacular fossil bones from a dinosaur dubbed Spinosaurus. But the fossils were completely destroyed during a World War II Allied bombing raid, leaving only drawings, questions, and a mystery: What was Spinosaurus?
Now, the discovery of new bones in a Moroccan cliff face is reopening the investigation into this epic beast. What did it feed on and how? Why did it grow so big? We follow the paleontologists who are reconstructing this terrifying carnivore, revealing a 53-foot-long behemoth with a huge dorsal sail, enormous, scimitar-like claws, and massive jaws tapered toward the front like a crocodile. Bringing together experts in paleontology, geology, climatology and paleobotany, this Nova/National Geographic special brings to life the lost world over which Spinosaurus reigned more than 65 million years ago.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 23, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 24, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 24, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me

The Origami Revolution (#4405) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

The ancient art of paper folding is sparking scientific advances, affecting drug development and future NASA space missions. Discover how the art of origami is reshaping the world around us as scientists uncover the power of folding.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 29, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 30, 2018 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 30, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 31, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 31, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me

Secrets of the Shining Knight (#4413) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Discover what it was like to be a knight in shining armor and follow the historic manufacturing process. Join master armorers as they re-engineer the Greenwich armor-considered some of the greatest armor ever made-and then put it to the test.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 5, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 6, 2018 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 6, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 7, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 7, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me

Making North America: Origins (#4220) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

See the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to huge eruptions that nearly tore the Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to North America.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 6, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me

Iceman Reborn (#4305) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Murdered more than 5,000 years ago, Otzi the Iceman is the oldest human mummy on Earth. Now, newly discovered evidence sheds light not only on this mysterious ancient man, but on the dawn of civilization in Europe.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 12, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 13, 2018 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 13, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 13, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 14, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 14, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 20, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 21, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 21, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me

Transplanting Hope (#4509) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Follow the patients who desperately need transplants to save their lives, see the profound decisions families face in donating the organs of loved ones who die, and learn about the critical shortage of organs and new research into "organs by design."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2018 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 27, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 28, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 28, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 7/27/18: Comcast Ch10 (SD version of KQED Plus)

      We are aware that Comcast is not broadcasting KQED Plus, SD version, on Ch 10 throughout most of the Bay Area. There is no problem with KQED’s signal, and the HD version of KQED Plus is still operational on Ch710. KQED Plus is also still available over the air on DT9.2, 54.1 and 25.2.  Despite … Continue reading 7/27/18: Comcast Ch10 (SD version of KQED Plus)

    • Update 7/27/18: KQET signal restored

      DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3, 25.4 UPDATE: Signal restored as of 7:45pm Friday afternoon (original post): KQET’s signal is down due to a break in the 3rd party fiber feed between San Francisco and the uplink reception point at California State University Monterey Bay. The line owner is aware of the issue and working on it.

    • 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

      KQET (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) was unable to transmit from late Saturday 6/02 through early Monday 6/04 due to a break in the third party fiber feed somewhere between KQED’s Master Control room in San Francisco and the uplink reception point at California State University Monterey Bay. The break was found and fixed shortly after … Continue reading 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

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.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

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.