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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 Plus: Mon, Jul 22, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me

The Planets: Inner Worlds (#4612) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The rocky planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars - were born of similar material around the same time, yet only one supports life. Were Earth's neighbors always so extreme? Is there somewhere else in the solar system where life might flourish?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 24, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 25, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 25, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 26, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 26, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

The Planets: Mars (#4613) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Mars was once a blue water world studded with active volcanoes. But when its magnetic field and protective atmosphere faded, it became the frozen desert planet we know today. With so many necessary elements in place, did life ever form on Mars?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 24, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 25, 2019 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 25, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 26, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 26, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Planets: Jupiter (#4614) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Jupiter's massive gravitational force made it a wrecking ball when it barreled through the early solar system. But it also shaped life on Earth, delivering comets laden with water - and perhaps even the fateful asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 31, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 1, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 1, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 1, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 2, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 2, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

The Planets: Saturn (#4615) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

NASA's Cassini explores Saturn for 13 years, looping through its icy rings and flying by its moons. The probe captures stunning ring-moon interactions, but when it finds the ingredients for life on the moon Enceladus, a bittersweet decision is made.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 7, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 8, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 8, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 9, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 9, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Pluto and Beyond (#4601) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Join the mission as the New Horizons spacecraft attempts to fly by NASA's most distant target yet. Since it explored Pluto in 2015, New Horizons is zooming toward Ultima Thule, an object four billion miles from Earth.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 14, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 15, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 15, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 16, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 16, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Planets: Ice Worlds (#4616) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In the far reaches of the solar system, Uranus and Neptune dazzle with unexpected rings, supersonic winds and dozens of moons. And NASA's New Horizons gets a stunning up-close view of Pluto before venturing deep into the Kuiper Belt.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 14, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 15, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 15, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 16, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 16, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Why Sharks Attack (#4111) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

In recent years, an unusual spate of deadly shark attacks has gripped Australia, resulting in five deaths in 10 months. At the same time, great white sharks have begun appearing in growing numbers off the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, not far from the waters where Steven Spielberg filmed the ultimate shark fright film, Jaws. What's behind the mysterious arrival of this apex predator in an area where they've rarely been seen for hundreds of years? Are deadly encounters with tourists inevitable? To separate fact from fear, NOVA teams up with leading shark experts in Australia and the United States to discover the science behind the great white's hunting instincts. Do sharks ever target humans or is each attack a tragic case of mistaken identity? Can a deeper understanding of shark senses lead scientists to design effective deterrents and help prevent future attacks? With shark populations around the world plummeting, scientists race to unlock the secrets of these powerful creatures of the deep in their quest to save people -- and sharks.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 22, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 23, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 23, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Lethal Seas (#4211) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

A deadly recipe threatens the survival of countless creatures throughout Earth's oceans. We've known for years that oceans absorb about a quarter of the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. With carbon emissions sharply rising, the silent killer is entering the seas at a staggering rate - raising the oceans' acidity. As a result, the skeletons and shells of marine creatures that form the foundation of the web of life are dissolving. Follow scientists who are seeking solutions and making breakthrough discoveries, including a unique coral garden in Papua New Guinea that offers a glimpse of what the seas could be like in a half-century. Can experts crack the code of a rapidly changing ocean - before it's too late?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 28, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 29, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 29, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 30, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 30, 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.

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.