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15 to Life: Kenneth's Story (#2707H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well? The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida. At age 15, Kenneth Young received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. Imprisoned for more than a decade, he believed he would die behind bars. Now a US Supreme Court decision could set him free. This film follows Young's struggle for redemption, revealing a justice system with thousands of young people serving sentences intended for society's most dangerous criminals.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 26, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (#2702) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted in 75 years of the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 5, 2017 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

What Tomorrow Brings (#2912) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Go inside the very first girls' school in a small Afghan village. Never before have fathers allowed their daughters to be educated. Now the Taliban threatens. As they learn to read and write, the girls discover the lives they dream of leading.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 13, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 13, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The World Before Her (#2610) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

This is a tale of two Indias. In one, Ruhi Singh is a small-town girl competing in Bombay to win the Miss India pageant - a ticket to stardom in a country wild about beauty contests. In the other, Prachi Trivedi is the young, militant leader of a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls, where she preaches violent resistance to Western culture, Christianity and Islam. Moving between these divergent realities, the film creates a lively, provocative portrait of the world's largest democracy at a critical transitional moment - and of two women who hope to shape its future. By Nisha Pahuja.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 13, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 13, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Iris (#2905) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Meet Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who's had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. Albert Maysles' film shows a woman with an inspirational enthusiasm for fashion, art and people.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Mar 16, 2017 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Mar 16, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Tea Time (#2806H) Duration: 56:47 STEREO TVPG

Observe five Chilean women who gather monthly for a ritual that has sustained them through 60 years of personal and societal change. See how a routine of tea and pastries helped them commemorate life's joys and cope with infidelity, illness and death.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 16, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

Don't Tell Anyone (#2812) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: none)

Meet immigrant activist Angy Rivera, the country's only advice columnist for undocumented youth. In a community where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, she steps out of the shadows to share her own parallel experiences of being undocumented and sexually abused.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Girl Model (#2514H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG

This film strips away the facade of the modeling industry by following two people whose lives intersect because of it. Ashley is a deeply conflicted American model scout, and 13-year-old Nadya, plucked from a remote Siberian village and promised a lucrative career in Japan, is her latest discovery. As the young girl searches for glamour and an escape from poverty, she confronts the harsh realities of a culture that worships youth -- and an industry that makes perpetual childhood a globally traded commodity. "Girl Model" will be accompanied by two StoryCorps animated shorts: "To R.P. Salazar, with Love" and "Sundays at Rocco's."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.