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Secrets of Noah's Ark (#4212H) Duration: 55:51 STEREO TVPG

A 3700-year-old inscribed clay tablet reveals a surprising new version of the Biblical flood story, complete with how-to instructions for assembling an ark. Following the directions, expert boat builders assemble and launch a massive reed boat.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 -- 11:00am
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Nuclear Option (#4402H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Five years after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the unprecedented trio of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, scientists and engineers are struggling to control an ongoing crisis at the wrecked plant. What's next for Fukushima? What's next for Japan? And what's next for a world that seems determined to jettison one of our most important carbon-free sources of energy? Despite the catastrophe, a new generation of nuclear power seems poised to emerge phoenix-like from the ashes of Fukushima. NOVA investigates how the realities of climate change, the inherent limitations of renewable energy sources, and the optimism and enthusiasm of a new generation of nuclear engineers is seeding a renaissance in nuclear technology, all while the most recent disaster is still being managed. What are the lessons learned from Fukushima? And how might we be able to build a safe nuclear future?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 -- 8:00pm
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -- 2:00am
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 29, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 30, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Mystery of a Masterpiece (#3904H) Duration: 55:31 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

In October 2009, a striking portrait of a young woman in Renaissance dress made world news headlines. Originally sold two years before for around $20,000, the portrait is now thought to be an undiscovered masterwork by Leonardo da Vinci worth more than $100 million. How did cutting edge imaging analysis help tie the portrait to Leonardo? Nova meets a new breed of experts who are approaching "cold case" art mysteries as if they were crime scenes, determined to discover "who committed the art," and follows art sleuths as they deploy new techniques to combat the multi-billion dollar criminal market in stolen and fraudulent art.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Sunken Ship Rescue (#4202H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Nova follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, killing 32 passengers. Moving the ship - which stretches the length of three football fields, weighs over 114,000 tons and lies half submerged on the site of a protected reef with a 50-meter long hole in its hull - from its precarious perch on the edge of a 60 meter high underwater cliff will be a huge technical and logistical challenge. Now, Nova joins a team of more than 500 divers and engineers working around the clock as they attempt the biggest ship recovery project in history.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 26, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 27, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 27, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 29, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Building Pharaoh's Chariot (#4005H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Around 3,600 years ago, reliefs in Egyptian tombs and temples depicted pharaohs and warriors proudly riding into battle on horse-drawn chariots. Some historians claim that the chariot launched a technological and strategic revolution, and was the secret weapon behind Egypt's greatest era of conquest known as the New Kingdom. But was the Egyptian chariot really a revolutionary design? How decisive a role did it play in the bloody battles of the ancient world? In this film, a team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers and horse trainers join forces to build and test two highly accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots. They discover astonishingly advanced features, including spoked wheels, springs, shock absorbers, anti-roll bars and even a convex shaped rear mirror, leading one of them to compare the level of design to the engineering standards of 1930's-era Buicks! By driving our pair of replicas to their limits in the desert outside Cairo, NOVA's experts test the claim that the chariot marks a crucial turning point in ancient military history.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 -- 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, Feb 1, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 2, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 5, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 7, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 8, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Ultimate Cruise Ship (#4404H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven Seas Explorer is no ordinary boat. Join pioneering shipbuilders as they endeavor to build the ultimate cruise ship.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 8, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Secrets of the Sky Tombs (#4401H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

A team of scientists and explorers probe high altitude caves in the Tibetan Himalayas looking for clues to how humans found their way into this forbidding landscape and adapted their bodies to survive. ? Along the way they discover evidence of ritual burials, thousands of years old: skeletons, mummies, and evidence of practices designed to ward off ancient vampires and even zombies.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

The Origami Revolution (#4405H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

The ancient art of paper folding is sparking scientific advances, affecting drug development and future NASA space missions. Discover how the art of origami is reshaping the world around us as scientists uncover the power of folding.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 17, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 17, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 19, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 21, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 21, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 22, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Why Trains Crash (#4406H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Trains are essential for moving freight and people throughout the world, but they are far from accident-free. Follow investigators as they probe the wreckage of infamous accidents and watch safety experts test the latest crash prevention designs.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 22, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 23, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 26, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 -- 8:00pm 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.