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15 Years of Terror (#4316H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-V

Nova investigates the psychology of a terrorist and examines how radical organizations have grown to make use of modern propaganda and social media tools in order to cultivate an army of self-radicalized killers. Can we understand what happens in the mind of a terrorist and intercede to stop the next attack - or at least stay one step ahead to thwart their destructive plans?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jun 27, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 28, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Making North America: Life (#4221) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In this episode we unpack the mysteries of how life evolved in North America. From massive volcanic eruptions, that killed three quarters of all species, to the appearance of giant inland seas populated by huge marine dinosaurs, the geology and life of North America have always gone hand in hand. We also reveal the part that geology played in the arrival of humans on the continent, as the appearance of the Panamanian land bridge altered ocean currents, helping bring about the last ice age.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Making North America: Human (#4222) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

From Ice Age to oil boom, discover the challenges faced and the wealth uncovered as humans take over the continent. How did we turn rocks into riches? And what catastrophic natural disasters could threaten the civilization we've built?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Mystery of Easter Island (#3914) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues or moai, weighing up to 86 tons? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? Nova explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from ecocide to cannibalism. Among the radical new theories is that the islanders used ropes to "walk" the statues upright, like moving a fridge. With the help of an accurate 15-ton replica statue, a Nova team sets out to test this high-risk, seemingly unlikely theory.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 12, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 -- 11:00am 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, Jul 19, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Wild Ways (#4311) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

From Yellowstone to the Yukon, to Southern Africa's elephant highways stretching across five nations, explore how newly established wildlife corridors may offer a glimmer of hope to some of our planet's most cherished - but endangered - species.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 27, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

    • 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 […]

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.

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KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

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

(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.