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Forest of the Lynx (#3410) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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
  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 -- 2:00am
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 30, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 1, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 1, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 1, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Super Hummingbirds (#3401B) Duration: 1:26:01 STEREO

With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, we enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before. Speed is their middle name. Their lives are moving faster than the eye can see. They possess natural born super powers that enable them to fly backwards, upside-down, and float in mid-air. And for the first time, we see them mate, lay eggs, fight, and raise families in intimate detail. They are great athletes, tender mothers, brave in combat, and up for any challenge. They are Super Hummingbirds, the smallest and most brilliant birds on earth.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 -- 9:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 -- 9:30am Remind me

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: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 -- 12:00pm 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
  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 1, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, May 17, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 18, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Great Zebra Exodus (#3013H) Duration: 55:46 SRND51 TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)

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 Life: Tue, May 2, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, May 3, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 1 (#3411) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-S (Secondary audio: none)

The camera eyes of 13 ingenious Spy Creatures, including Spy Dolphin, Spy Nautilus and Spy Turtle, capture the dolphins' "superpod" behavior never filmed before. Infiltrate the social world of dolphins from strange gatherings to gang rivalries.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, May 3, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 4, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
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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 Plus: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 2 (#3412H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVPG-S (Secondary audio: DVI)

The Spy Creatures continue to reveal the world of dolphins as never before, their mysteries of communication and strategies. Go undercover to meet the Orca, the largest dolphins, and race the Dall's porpoises, the fastest dolphins in the world.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, May 10, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 11, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

The Gathering Swarms (#3112) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

This program looks at some of the most extraordinary swarms on the planet, including a view from inside a locust swarm, mayflies along the Mississippi, 17-year cicadas, and brine fly hatches over Lake Victoria. Superswarms of finch-like quelea in Africa merit attempts at control through assaults on their roosts, while aggressive swarms of silver carp in North American seem able to overcome any kind of restraint. Dangerous swarms of killer bees, however, can be controlled to the point that they can be worn as a human bee suit. But beyond the power of sheer numbers, increasingly complex and organized swarms eventually give rise to swarm intelligence that allows complex decisions to be made.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, May 24, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 25, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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  • KQED World: Mon, May 29, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
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Saving Otter 501 (#3101H) Duration: 55:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

On a typical late summer day a baby sea otter washes up on the beach in Monterey, California - hungry, lost, injured. It's a tragic event, but not surprising. California sea otters are struggling. For decades marine biologist Karl Mayer and his small staff have worked unceasingly - one otter at a time - to bring this "keystone" species back from the brink of extinction so it can play its important role in the local marine environment. But the effort has stalled, and no one knows why.
This is the story of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's 501st attempt to save an orphan otter. From her discovery as a stranded newborn pup crying on the beach through her rehabilitation in secret roof tanks atop the Aquarium, we follow as Otter 501 learns how to dive, hunt, eat, and fend for herself in the wild, where survival is a long shot at best.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, May 30, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, May 31, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Touching The Wild (#3109H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joe Hutto's idea of research is anything but normal, dedicating seven years of his life to becoming a wild mule deer. The herd would ordinarily run from any human but, incredibly, these keenly intelligent animals come to regard this stranger as one of their own. Accepted by the matriarch, he walks among them, is even groomed by them, and can lie with a pregnant doe talking to its unborn fawns. As he crosses the species divide, Joe is tapping into a new understanding about these elusive animals, literally entering a deer society. The captivating joy he feels for his new family is nothing short of infectious, but this human predator also learns to see the world from the point of view of prey -- and it's an experience that will ultimately rock him to his very core; sharing their world so personally finally takes a toll that sends him back to his own kind.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, May 31, 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.

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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.