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Inside The Megafire (#4608H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L

From the front line of the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California history, NOVA tells the stories of residents who had to flee for their lives during the 2018 fire season. Scientists racing to understand what's behind the rise of record-breaking megafires across the American West take to the forest, and even a fire lab, in search of answers. They investigate how forestry practices, climate change, and the physics of fire itself play a role in the dramatic increase in wildfires in recent decades.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me

Duration: 57:48 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 4, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 4, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Day The Dinosaurs Died (#4421) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Investigate how an asteroid vanquished the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Join scientists as they drill into the impact crater and, for the first time, reconstruct the hell on earth that unfolded in the minutes, hours and months after the impact.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 10, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 10, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 10, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 11, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 11, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Why Bridges Collapse (#4618) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

In 2018, Italy's Morandi Bridge collapsed, killing 43 people. NOVA investigates what went wrong and explores other bridge collapses across the United States. How can new engineering techniques make bridges safer and prevent such tragedies?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 16, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 18, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 18, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Look Who's Driving (#4619) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

After years of anticipation, autonomous vehicles are now being tested on public roads all over the world. Dozens of startups have sprung up alongside established auto and tech giants-who are also testing the waters-to form what many hope will be a transformative new industry. As ambitious innovators are rushing to cash in on what they see as high tech's next pot of gold, some experts warn there are still daunting challenges to overcome... such as how to train computers to make life-and-death decisions as well as humans can. NOVA peers under the hood of the autonomous automotive industry to investigate how exactly driverless cars work, how they may change the way we live, and whether we will ever be able to entrust them with our lives.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

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

Secrets of the Sky Tombs (#4401) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

A team of daring scientists reveals ancient secrets of the first people to settle the forbidding Himalayas. Join them as they climb into mountain tombs that preserve evidence of strange rituals designed to ward off the restless spirits of the dead.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 30, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 31, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 31, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 31, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 31, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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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

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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.
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Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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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)
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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)
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Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.