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Dawn of Humanity (#4209) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Nova and National Geographic present exclusive access to an astounding discovery of ancient fossil human ancestors. Located in an almost inaccessible chamber deep in a South African cave, the site required recruiting a special team of experts slender enough to squeeze through a maze of passages. They have brought to light an unprecedented wealth of fossils belonging to a crucial gap in the record of our origins that spans the transition between the ape-like australopithecines (such as the famous Lucy) and the earliest members of the human family. At the center of the discovery is paleoanthropologist Lee Berger, a big character, brimming with enthusiasm and opinions, whose claims have stirred long controversy in the contentious field of human origins. Join Nova as we solve a two million year-old "crime scene" and dig into extraordinary new clues about what made us human.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 21, 2018 -- 3:00am
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 21, 2018 -- 4:00pm
  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 22, 2018 -- 5:00am
  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 22, 2018 -- 11:00am

Rise of the Superstorms (#4508) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Dive into the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. How can scientists better predict these storms, and what does the 2017 season tell us about the likelihood of similar storms in the future?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 27, 2018 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 28, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 28, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 29, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 29, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me

Extreme Animal Weapons (#4419H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Explore the secrets that underlie nature's battleground. Every animal has some kind of weapon, whether claws or horns, fangs or stings. But why are some armaments huge and extreme, far beyond any practical need?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 1, 2018 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 2, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 4, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me

Inside Einstein's Mind (#4223H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

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 Plus: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 9, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me

Treasures of the Earth: Gems (#4318) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Gemstones like diamonds, rubies, opal and jade are the ultimate treasures. Delve into Earth's depths to discover how these precious stones are forged and what explains the unique allure of each captivating gemstone.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 13, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 13, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 18, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me

Treasures of the Earth: Metals (#4319) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Gold, bronze, iron, steel... metals are pillars of our civilization, but what makes them so special? Discover their unique properties and explore how our mastery of metals has led us from the stone age to today's hi-tech world.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 18, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 19, 2018 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 19, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 20, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 20, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 25, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me

Super Tunnel (#4317H) Duration: 55:40 STEREO TVPG

Follow an army of engineers and designers as they tackle the complex challenge of building Crossrail, a massive new subterranean railway deep beneath the streets of London.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 18, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 19, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me

Treasures of the Earth: Power (#4320) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Drill down to discover how Earth's natural treasures provide bountiful energy to power our modern world yet are also driving us to seek new, cleaner alternatives that can help us keep the lights on.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 25, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 26, 2018 -- 4:00am Remind me
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Building Chernobyl's MegaTomb (#4408H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

An international team of engineers races to construct a gargantuan dome to contain the lingering radioactive materials and crumbling remains of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, decades after being the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 25, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 26, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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

    • DIRECTV KQED Plus 54 HD Issue

      We are experiencing a technical issue with DIRECTV which has affected our broadcast in High Definition.  We appreciate your patience, and for watching KQED Public Television!

    • KQED World Technical Issue

      UPDATE: The technical issue that we were experiencing has been resolved. KQED WORLD has now resumed regularly scheduled programming. Please find a discrepancy report below. 13:00-13:32 ET Secrets of the Dead #1602: Van Gogh’s Ear 13:32 ET: Regularly scheduled programming resumes ***Due to a technical issue, KQED WORLD will be airing evergreen programming (Secrets of … Continue reading KQED World Technical Issue

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.