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Kilauea: Hawaii On Fire (#4603) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Journey to Hawai'i's Kilauea volcano, which sent rivers of lava through communities and into the sea when it erupted in 2018. Join a group of scientists and locals investigating the spike in volcano activity that turned paradise into an inferno.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 23, 2019 -- 9:00pm
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 24, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 24, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 24, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 25, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 25, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

First Face of America (#4504) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Take a risky dive into an underwater cave in Mexico to uncover the 13, 000 year-old skeleton of a prehistoric teenager. Follow forensic clues that reveal intimate details of her life and death, and how her people first ventured into North America.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 30, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 31, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 31, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 31, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 1, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 1, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Decoding The Pyramids (#4604) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

How did the ancient Egyptians build the pyramids of Giza with only copper hand tools and none of today's construction and surveying equipment? Who were the thousands of laborers who raised the stones? Were they slaves or volunteers, and how were they housed, fed, and organized? Decoding the Pyramids presents the latest evidence from the groundbreaking research of archaeologists Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass, who over more than two decades have transformed our understanding of the ancient world's most ambitious engineering project. Now, their teams return to Giza to for a first-time dig into the remains of the barracks housing the laborers who toiled on the Great Pyramid-an investigation likely to yield crucial clues to their identity, diet, and status. Reporting on an even more exciting discovery, the show meets French archaeologist Pierre Tallet, whose team found the world's oldest writing on papyrus. Amazingly, this 4, 500-year-old record proved to be the logbook of a labor team leader who was in charge of delivering limestone blocks to build the Great Pyramid. His logbook mentions the barracks and port facilities identified by Lehner's fieldwork at Giza, as well as naming the man who was in charge of the Great Pyramid building operation. Could a new papyrus discovery disclose more stunning clues to Giza's long-buried secrets?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 6, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 7, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 7, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 8, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 8, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Rise of the Rockets (#4605) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Marvel at a new era of space exploration and accessibility, thanks to NASA's return to crewed spaceflight, as well as private companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, and technologies that make rockets cheaper and more powerful than ever.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 13, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 14, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 14, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 15, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
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Pompeii (#4606) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Discover Campi Flegrei, a lesser-known volcano in the shadow of Vesuvius. If it erupts, millions of lives could be at risk. Meet the scientists exploring its geography and developing a warning system to prevent Naples from becoming the next Pompeii.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 20, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 21, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 21, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 22, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 22, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Great Human Odyssey (#4312) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Walk in the footsteps of our ancient ancestors as scientists trace the paths that led us out of Africa and around the world. From snowy Siberia to remote Pacific islands, discover how humans survived and thrived in every corner of the planet.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 27, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 28, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Feb 28, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
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KQED World

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XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
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Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.