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Decoding The Weather Machine (#4507) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Climate change is arguably the defining challenge of our time. Join scientists on a quest to better comprehend the workings of the weather and climate, and see how they're finding that we can be resilient-even thrive-in the face of enormous change.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 19, 2018 -- 2:00am
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 19, 2018 -- 4:00pm
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 20, 2018 -- 5:00am
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 20, 2018 -- 11:00am

Chinese Chariot Revealed (#4409H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

For over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China's battlefields-dominating warfare longer than anywhere else on earth. Now, a series of amazing archaeological findings enable a team of experts to reconstruct and test China's first super-weapon.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Apr 25, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 26, 2018 -- 4:00am Remind me

Bird Brain (#4420) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Long mocked as empty-headed, birds hide surprisingly acute intelligence. But just how smart are they? As scientists test avian aptitude with brainteasers, discover how the genius of birds is leading us to rethink our basic notions of intelligence.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 26, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 27, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 27, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me

Search for the Super Battery (#4403H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

Join renowned gadget geek and host David Pogue as he sets out on a quest to discover how batteries work and uncover what the future of batteries means for our gadgets, our lives and even our planet.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, May 2, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 3, 2018 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 3, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 17, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me

Nazi Attack On America (#4210) Duration: 53:51 STEREO TVPG

Long before 9/11, a far deadlier, little-known attack from the ocean depths struck our shores, lasting three-and-a-half years and claiming 5,000 lives. Now, famed undersea explorer Bob Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, investigates the wreck of one of the attack craft, a German submarine that lies at the bottom of the gulf just a few miles off New Orleans. U-166 was part of Operation Drumbeat, a highly successful U-boat operation that caught East Coast cities and shipping almost completely unprepared. With state-of-the-art survey gear, Ballard probes the wreck and unravels a dramatic mystery in the official story of the sub's sinking.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 6, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 7, 2018 -- 4:00am Remind me

Life's Rocky Start (#4302) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

From the first sparks of life to the survival of the fittest, unearth the secret relationship between rocks and life. Nova goes around the world and back in time to investigate how minerals are vital to the origins and evolution of life.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

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

Extreme Animal Weapons (#4419) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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 9: Wed, May 23, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 24, 2018 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 24, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 24, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, May 25, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, May 25, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me

Inside Einstein's Mind (#4223) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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 9: Wed, May 30, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 31, 2018 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 31, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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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.

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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.

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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.