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KQED World: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Channels 9.3 •  54.5 | XFINITY 190

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#12227H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#37097H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#211H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 am
    Secrets of the Dead [#1501] Vampire Legend Follow scientists as they uncover "deviant" burials dating back to medieval England, pointing to a belief that the dead could rise from their graves. Predating Eastern European legend, these discoveries force a re-examination of modern vampire lore. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2710] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Between The Lines with Barry Kibrick [#1810] Jimmy Steinfeldt - Rock 'n' Roll Lens From Spin Magazine to the cover of Rolling Stone, many of Jimmy Steinfeldt's photographs are etched in our psyche. Now, he shares many of the stories behind those images. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Newsroom Tokyo [#687] duration 40:00   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:40 am
    Direct Talk [#250] Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former Prime Minister of Denmark, speaks about her new role as head of the global charity, Save the Children, where she has become a champion for children's rights. duration 12:00   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    America Reframed [#611] Random Acts of Legacy Today, we have the luxury of being able to document our lives in an instant, but during the Great Depression and into the 1950s, this luxury was almost nonexistent. Filmmaker and director Ali Kazimi knew he stumbled upon a rare artifact when he found himself in an online bidding war for film footage from 1936 to 1951. The old home movies had a name attached to it, Silas Fung, and offered a little-seen glimpse into how a Chinese family embraced American customs. Fung was a first-generation Chinese American commercial artist who had a passion for filming home movies. Restoring Fung's films took years, but Kazimi succeeded in keeping this family's archive intact. What he found was a look at everyday life, from ice cream cakes on birthdays, to an obsession with the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. duration 56:52   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Giap's Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory In 1975, Giap, a pregnant Vietnamese refugee, escapes Saigon in a boat and within weeks is working on an assembly line in Indiana. Decades later, her aspiring filmmaker son documents her final day of work at America's last ironing board factory. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Mr. Tanimoto's Journey After the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, 120,000 American citizens of Japanese descent were wrongfully imprisoned in internment camps across the country. Jim Tanimoto, born in in California is the last living member of a group of men known as Block 42, who bravely protested the loss of their constitutional rights. This is his story. It is a window into the xenophobia that afflicted our country in the mid 20th century and a sobering reminder of how fear of other societies can cause us to abandon our own most cherished values. duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    Nothing Left to Lose Nothing Left to Lose is a documentary which tells the story of approximately 100 Vietnamese refugees who have each lived in hiding for 25 years hoping to one day reclaim the dignity of being recognized as a person. While the Vietnam War slowly fades away in our collective memory, there remains a group of Vietnamese in Thailand who are still searching for a new place to call home. These refugees escaped Vietnam after the end of the war, but were rejected by all countries in which they sought asylum. When all refugee camps in Southeast Asia were closed, the stateless refugees chose to stay in Thailand illegally, holding onto the hope of finding a new home. Over the last 25 years, the stateless Vietnamese have lingered in the shadows of Thai society dodging authorities with one hope in mind: to find a country that would accept them as its citizens. duration 56:40   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 am
    Secrets of the Dead [#1501] Vampire Legend Follow scientists as they uncover "deviant" burials dating back to medieval England, pointing to a belief that the dead could rise from their graves. Predating Eastern European legend, these discoveries force a re-examination of modern vampire lore. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#212H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#211H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2710] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 am
    Between The Lines with Barry Kibrick [#1810] Jimmy Steinfeldt - Rock 'n' Roll Lens From Spin Magazine to the cover of Rolling Stone, many of Jimmy Steinfeldt's photographs are etched in our psyche. Now, he shares many of the stories behind those images. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    America Reframed [#611] Random Acts of Legacy Today, we have the luxury of being able to document our lives in an instant, but during the Great Depression and into the 1950s, this luxury was almost nonexistent. Filmmaker and director Ali Kazimi knew he stumbled upon a rare artifact when he found himself in an online bidding war for film footage from 1936 to 1951. The old home movies had a name attached to it, Silas Fung, and offered a little-seen glimpse into how a Chinese family embraced American customs. Fung was a first-generation Chinese American commercial artist who had a passion for filming home movies. Restoring Fung's films took years, but Kazimi succeeded in keeping this family's archive intact. What he found was a look at everyday life, from ice cream cakes on birthdays, to an obsession with the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. duration 56:52   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Giap's Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory In 1975, Giap, a pregnant Vietnamese refugee, escapes Saigon in a boat and within weeks is working on an assembly line in Indiana. Decades later, her aspiring filmmaker son documents her final day of work at America's last ironing board factory. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 pm
    Mr. Tanimoto's Journey After the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, 120,000 American citizens of Japanese descent were wrongfully imprisoned in internment camps across the country. Jim Tanimoto, born in in California is the last living member of a group of men known as Block 42, who bravely protested the loss of their constitutional rights. This is his story. It is a window into the xenophobia that afflicted our country in the mid 20th century and a sobering reminder of how fear of other societies can cause us to abandon our own most cherished values. duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 pm
    Nothing Left to Lose Nothing Left to Lose is a documentary which tells the story of approximately 100 Vietnamese refugees who have each lived in hiding for 25 years hoping to one day reclaim the dignity of being recognized as a person. While the Vietnam War slowly fades away in our collective memory, there remains a group of Vietnamese in Thailand who are still searching for a new place to call home. These refugees escaped Vietnam after the end of the war, but were rejected by all countries in which they sought asylum. When all refugee camps in Southeast Asia were closed, the stateless refugees chose to stay in Thailand illegally, holding onto the hope of finding a new home. Over the last 25 years, the stateless Vietnamese have lingered in the shadows of Thai society dodging authorities with one hope in mind: to find a country that would accept them as its citizens. duration 56:40   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 pm
    NHK Newsline [#9033] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    DW News [#15098] duration 28:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 pm
    Wild Weather Watch an innovative documentary that illustrates how weather works by performing brave, ambitious (even unlikely) experiments that show how nature transforms simple ingredients like wind, water and temperature into something spectacular and powerful. duration 53:20   SRND51 TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Passing Poston: An American Story Between 1942 and 1945, The Poston Relocation Center in Arizona housed more than 18,000 Japanese and Japanese-Americans, who worked as laborers to construct schools, farm the land and construct an irrigation system. This documentary recounts the moving and haunting stories of four former detainees. A tragic past haunts each person, now in the last chapter of their lives, as they struggle to reconcile the trauma of their youth. They also give voice to the sense of dislocation Japanese-Americans felt and how many of them still search and yearn to find their rightful place in the United States. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Relocation, Arkansas - Aftermath of Incarceration In 1942, nearly 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were forced into prisons in the interior because they looked like the enemy. Two of those prison camps were in Arkansas, a land of deep racial divide. Paul Takemoto's mother and grandparents had been imprisoned in one of the Arkansas camps. Ashamed of his heritage and deeply rebellious, he didn't want to know the details. A man of powerful revelations: of his past, of his parents' past and what they mean to his self-identity, he grieves over lost time and years spent fighting a ghost he never understood. After the war, Richard Yada's family refused to return to California, where violence against Japanese Americans was worse then it had been before the war. They became sharecroppers in Arkansas. But a code of segregation in the South ruled every interaction. A person could be only be black or white. Where did these non-white, non-black newcomers fit in? Mayor Rosalie Gould's deep Southern accent belies a fierce determination. Her neighbors threatened her life because she had the audacity to see the prisoners not as the enemy, but as Americans who had been wronged. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    War for Guam This documentary is about WWII and its enduring legacy in Guam, a US territory since 1898. It tells the extraordinary story of how the Native people of Guam, the Chamorros, remained loyal to the US under a brutal Japanese occupation, only to be later stripped of much of their ancestral lands by the American military.
    Through rare archival footage, contemporary verite creative use of graphics and sound as well as testimonies of survivors and their descendants, the story is told from various points of view. These include war survivors like Antonio Artero, Jr., whose father was awarded one of the first Medals of Freedom for his heroic deeds in protecting American lives; and two key historical figures, Radioman George Tweed and Father Jesus Baza Duenas.
    duration 59:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12228H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#37098H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:30 pm
    Focus On Europe [#3619] Five years into the National Socialist Underground trials, the victims' families are disappointed. In the framework of further sanctions against Russia, the British government plans to question Russian property owners about the source of their wealth. duration 26:00   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#7208] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12228H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#4643H] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#37098H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:30 pm
    Beyond 100 Days [#178H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#12228H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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    • 7/27/18: Comcast Ch10 (SD version of KQED Plus)

      We are aware that Comcast is not broadcasting KQED Plus, SD version, on Ch 10 throughout most of the Bay Area. There is no problem with KQED’s signal, and the HD version of KQED Plus is still operational on Ch710. KQED Plus is also still available over the air on DT9.2, 54.1 and 25.2.  Despite … Continue reading 7/27/18: Comcast Ch10 (SD version of KQED Plus)

    • Update 7/27/18: KQET signal restored

      DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3, 25.4 UPDATE: Signal restored as of 7:45pm Friday afternoon (original post): KQET’s signal is down due to a break in the 3rd party fiber feed between San Francisco and the uplink reception point at California State University Monterey Bay. The line owner is aware of the issue and working on it.

    • 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

      KQET (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) was unable to transmit from late Saturday 6/02 through early Monday 6/04 due to a break in the third party fiber feed somewhere between KQED’s Master Control room in San Francisco and the uplink reception point at California State University Monterey Bay. The break was found and fixed shortly after … Continue reading 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

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.