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Lethal Seas (#4211) Duration: 54:21 STEREO TVPG

A deadly recipe threatens the survival of countless creatures throughout Earth's oceans. We've known for years that oceans absorb about a quarter of the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. With carbon emissions sharply rising, the silent killer is entering the seas at a staggering rate - raising the oceans' acidity. As a result, the skeletons and shells of marine creatures that form the foundation of the web of life are dissolving. Follow scientists who are seeking solutions and making breakthrough discoveries, including a unique coral garden in Papua New Guinea that offers a glimpse of what the seas could be like in a half-century. Can experts crack the code of a rapidly changing ocean - before it's too late?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Extreme Animal Weapons (#4419) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Explore the secrets that underlie nature's battleground. Every animal has some kind of weapon, whether claws or horns, fangs or stings. But why are some armaments huge and extreme, far beyond any practical need?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Memory Hackers (#4307) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Discover how researchers on the cutting edge of mind-control can implant, change and even erase memories. On this thought-provoking journey into the mind, NOVA investigates the mysterious nature of how we remember.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped? (#4308) Duration: 54:01 STEREO TVPG-L

Alzheimer's ravages the minds of over 40 million victims worldwide. Join scientists as they untangle the cause of this tragic illness and go behind the scenes of major drug trials to discover the therapies that may slow and even prevent the disease.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Rise of the Robots (#4306) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Machines with human-like capabilities have long been the stuff of science fiction. Until now. Meet the world's most advanced humanoid robots as they leave the lab, battle real-world challenges and endeavor to become part of our everyday lives.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Secret Tunnel Warfare (#4301) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Join archaeologists who reveal traces of World War I's most devastating, ultra-secret tunneling operation. During WWI, the Allies devised a devastating plan, planting 600 tons of explosives in secret tunnels driven under German trenches. Join Nova to uncover traces of the operation and learn why it failed to break the lethal deadlock of trench warfare.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 15, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 15, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Bird Brain (#4420) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Long mocked as empty-headed, birds hide surprisingly acute intelligence. But just how smart are they? As scientists test avian aptitude with brainteasers, discover how the genius of birds is leading us to rethink our basic notions of intelligence.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 20, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 22, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 22, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Day The Dinosaurs Died (#4421) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Investigate how an asteroid vanquished the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Join scientists as they drill into the impact crater and, for the first time, reconstruct the hell on earth that unfolded in the minutes, hours and months after the impact.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 27, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 29, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 29, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 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 […]

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.