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KQED 9: Saturday, December 16, 2017

Channels 9.1 •  54.2, 25.1 | XFINITY 9 and HD 709

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#105H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4260] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    KQED NEWSROOM [#510H] duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week [#5724] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Secrets of the Six Wives [#101H] Divorced Worsley examines the happy marriage of Henry VIII to first wife, Katherine of Aragon. Despite her skill and devotion as his queen, she fails to give Henry the son he needs and he falls for Anne Boleyn. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Secrets of the Six Wives [#102H] Beheaded, Died Henry breaks with the Roman Church to marry Anne, but as Worsley notes, he grows tired of her and falls for Jane Seymour. Anne's fate is sealed; she is executed and Henry immediately marries Jane, who dies soon after she gives birth to a son. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Secrets of the Six Wives [#103H] Divorced, Beheaded, Survived Worsley presents the last three wives: Anne of Cleves, called "ugly"; young Catherine Howard, whose tragic childhood was abusive; and finally, the far from saintly nurse, Katherine Parr. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon Featuring Rolando Villazon Celebrate the holidays with the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This season's cross-cultural spectacular features the world's leading tenor, Rolando Villazon, and seasonal favorites. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Christmas with Daniel O'donnell Join O'Donnell and special guests for a winter wonderland of yuletide carols and seasonal favorites in this concert filmed in Dublin. Guests include Mary Duff, the Billie Barry Kids and the renowned Kilkenny Presentation Choir. duration 58:52   STEREO
  • 7:00 am
    Ethan Bortnick: Generations of Music Join the talented young virtuoso for a concert spanning generations and genres. Featuring guests Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), Bethany Yarrow and cellist Rufus Cappadocia, this concert will appeal to audiences of all ages and musical tastes. duration 1:27:09   STEREO
  • 8:30 am
    Ken Burns: America's Storyteller [#103B] American Sampler This program focuses its attention on the many single documentaries and short series that Ken Burns has produced over the years. It explores the tremendous depth and breadth of his work with a special emphasis on films about Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Jackie Robinson and others. duration 1:28:48   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Africa's Great Civilizations [#101] Origins Beginning deep in the continent's past with the origins of Homo sapiens and the "Out of Africa" migration of all of our human ancestors from east Africa, Gates vividly paints a picture of the earliest African civilizations - from Ancient Egypt and the Kingdom of Kush to the end of the 19th century as Africans faced Europe's infamous "Scramble for Africa" - through their artistic and cultural achievements, their religious practices and political and social structures. duration 1:03:24   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:04 am
    Africa's Great Civilizations [#102] The Cross and the Crescent Gates charts the rise of Christianity and Islam, whose economic and cultural influence stretched from Egypt to Ethiopia. Learn of African religious figures like King Lalibela, an Ethiopian saint, and Menelik, bringer of the Ark of the Covenant. duration 1:12:43   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:17 pm
    Africa's Great Civilizations [#103] The Atlantic Age/Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the complex trade networks and advanced educational institutions that transformed early north and west Africa from deserted lands into the continent's wealthiest kingdoms and learning centers. duration 1:13:18   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Africa's Great Civilizations [#104] Cities Gates explores the power of Africa's greatest ancient cities, including Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe and Benin City, whose wealth, art and industry successes attracted new European interest and interaction along the continent's east and west coasts. duration 1:19:58   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:50 pm
    Africa's Great Civilizations [#105] The Atlantic Age/Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations Gates explores the impact of the Atlantic trading world, giving rise to powerful new kingdoms, but also transatlantic slave trade. Learn of the revolutionary movements of the 18th-early 19th centuries, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate. duration 1:20:10   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:10 pm
    Africa's Great Civilizations [#106] Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations Gates explores the dynamism of 19th-century Africa, the "scramble" by European powers for its riches, and the defiant and successful stand of uncolonized Ethiopia. duration 1:19:09   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#849H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3916] Andrea Bocelli: Cinema From the internationally famous Dolby Theater in the heart of Hollywood, Andrea Bocelli pays musical tribute to the silver screen in a lush concert of beloved songs from the movies. Joined by Grammy-winning producer David Foster, the renowned tenor performs memorable favorites from blockbuster classics including The Godfather, Scent of a Woman, Dr. Zhivago, Once Upon a Time in America, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and many more. duration 1:55:58   SRND51 TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Celtic Woman - Homecoming: Ireland Celebrate the timeless emotion of Ireland's centuries-old heritage in this live concert filmed in Dublin. Celtic Woman combines the country's finest musical talents with epic stage production to present a uniquely inspiring live experience. duration 1:58:25   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum Join Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson -"the Mt. Rushmore of country music"- for this live concert recorded in 1990. The Highwaymen perform classics like "Big River," "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Always on My Mind." duration 1:26:20   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    The Lowertown Line. [#124H] Bruise Violet duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Great Performances [#3916] Andrea Bocelli: Cinema From the internationally famous Dolby Theater in the heart of Hollywood, Andrea Bocelli pays musical tribute to the silver screen in a lush concert of beloved songs from the movies. Joined by Grammy-winning producer David Foster, the renowned tenor performs memorable favorites from blockbuster classics including The Godfather, Scent of a Woman, Dr. Zhivago, Once Upon a Time in America, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and many more. duration 1:55:58   SRND51 TVG
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

      UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues!  If you’re still experiencing audio issues, you may need to rescan your television. Visit kqed.org/54move to learn how. Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/5/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

    • KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

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.