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The Story of Cats: Asia to Africa (#3404B) Duration: 1:26:08 STEREO

Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how cats evolved with an in-depth look at lions, servals, caracals, cheetahs, tigers, fishing and sand cats.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 26, 2017 -- 6:00am
  • KQED Life: Sun, Mar 26, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Mar 26, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 -- 12:30am Remind me

Great Zebra Exodus (#3013) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)

When thunderclouds begin to gather over Botswana's Kalahari each year, 20 000 zebras begin an ancient journey, as southern Africa's biggest animal migration gets underway. In a never-ending quest for grass and water, the striped herds make their epic trek across the vast otherworldly landscape of the Kalahari's Makgadikgadi Pans, through prides of lions, and past families of meerkats, taking on the desert salt pans in their own way. The story of this spectacular annual migration is told through the eyes of zebra stallions, their mares, and their young, revealing the trials and triumphs and the fascinating social bonds that hold zebra families together.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

What Plants Talk About (#3009H) Duration: 55:16 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

This program integrates hard-core science with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. From the stunning heights of the Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of west coast Canada, scientist J.C. Cahill takes us on a journey into the "secret world of plants," revealing an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other, talk to their allies, call in insect mercenaries and nurture their young. It is a world of pulsing activity, where plants communicate, co-operate and sometimes, wage all-out war.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Yosemite (#3407) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Yosemite Valley is a land forged in wildfire and sculpted by water, the delicate balance of these two elements are essential to the creatures and trees that call this land their home. But with climates changing and temperatures rising, the Sierras are under siege. Water is scarcer and the threat of fire is more common. Join scientists, experts, and adventurers as they trudge through mountains of snow, climb trees as tall as buildings, and soar high in the air to spy just how these global changes are affecting one of America's greatest wildernesses.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 2, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 3, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 3, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Ireland's Wild River (#3107H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

The Shannon is Ireland's greatest geographical landmark and the longest river. It is both a barrier and highway -- a silver ribbon holding back the rugged landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east. On its journey south, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes; where on little-known backwaters, Ireland's wild animals and plants still thrive as almost nowhere else. For a year, wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson lives on the river -- camping on its banks, exploring its countless tributaries in a traditional canoe, following the river from dawn to dusk through the four seasons, on a quest to film the natural history of the Shannon as it has never been seen or heard or experienced before.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 3, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

The Mystery of Eels (#3010H) Duration: 55:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Though much of the natural world is discovered and understood, a few great mysteries remain. Consider the eel -- snakelike and slimy, with a row of jagged teeth. Yet aside from these fearsome qualities, we know little about its life. Where it goes, what it does, and how it dies, nobody knows. Hailed by poets as the "siren of the North Sea" and "love's arrow on Earth," this shadowy creature has fascinated researchers for centuries. And now James Prosek, artist, writer, and eminent naturalist, takes on the mystery of the eel himself, shedding light on the animal and the strange behavior it inspires in those who seek to know it.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 5, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Owl Power (#3207) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

For centuries, owls have been fascinating hallmarks of children's stories and folk tales the world over. What actually makes owls so special? Using the camera technology, computer graphics, x-rays and ultra-microscopes available in the modern world, take a new look at owls in more detail than ever before. The real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing work, and how they fly so silently are influencing 21st-century technology and design, from high-tech aircraft and submarines to innovative hearing aids.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Apr 5, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 9, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 10, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 10, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 10, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Legendary White Stallions (#3011H) Duration: 55:16 SRND51 TVPG-S (Secondary audio: DVI)

This story of the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions focuses on the bond that develops between the horses and their caregivers, beginning at the moment of their birth and culminating in the perfect harmony between horse and rider demonstrated at the famous Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria. Their carefully choreographed movements were originally developed for the training of war horses; only the strongest and most athletic horses qualified. The Lipizzaner stallion is bred for its courage, strength and character, but the horse is also gentle, sensitive, and exceptionally responsive to praise.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Viva Puerto Rico (#3408) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Puerto Rico is a tropical island infused with unique natural wonders but the native wildlife is threatened with extinction. Meet a charismatic group of scientists dedicated to saving Puerto Rico's "enchanting" animals like manatees, parrots, coqui frogs, and turtles.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 16, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

The Private Life of Deer (#3012H) Duration: 55:46 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

From our kitchen windows we spot them, nibbling away at our gardens and shrubs. They wander along our highways, reminders of the wilderness we have paved our way through. From coast to coast some 30 million white-tailed deer make their home in the United States. But once they retreat from our view, where do they go? What secrets do they carry back into the forest, away from our prying eyes? Deer are among the most highly-studied mammals in the world; but does any typical homeowner with deer in the yard know how long a deer can live? When they sleep? How many babies a doe can have each year? Working with scientists, special camera equipment, and deer experts and devotees of every kind, Nature reveals the hidden world of white-tailed deer in a whole new light.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Hotel Armadillo (#3409) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

You won't find this hotel on the beaches of Rio and it's not owned by your typical billionaire mogul. Deep in the heart of the rainforest the mysterious and secretive Giant Armadillo digs a new burrow each night. Once this termite-eater moves on, it leaves behind one of the hottest plots of real estate in the jungle. We'll get a never-before-seen look as guests walk, squawk, slither, and crawl from far and wide to get the best room available. From solitary lizards, couples of courting coati, families of peccaries escaping the heat, and hungry jaguars waiting to pounce on an unlucky resident, the "Hotel Armadillo" showcases all the rainforest has to offer.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 23, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 24, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 24, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Forest of the Lynx (#3410H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Forests are far more complex than previously imagined. The documentary, filmed in 4K, travels deep into the remote forests of the Kalkalpen National Park in Austria - the largest area of wilderness in the Alps. Abandoned and unmanaged by man for close to a quarter of a century, the forest's dramatic cycle of growth and decay now rules the landscape. What appears at first to be devastation and destruction is in fact part of the fundamental process of the forest's regeneration and transformation back to its natural, primeval state.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 30, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Animal Misfits (#3201H) Duration: 55:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature's misfits, odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story of evolution, yet somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. "Animal Misfits" reveals some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their chosen way of life.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 30, 2017 -- 7:00pm 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.