- FINALLY! Something amazing to watch for FREE on September!
- Set your DVR, or schedule yourself, to see educational programs about art, culture, history, music, food and more!
September marks the beginning of Latinx Heritage Month, and KQED is celebrating with a special TV programming lineup.
Below you’ll find KQED’s 3 different TV channels offering amazing cultural shows.
Monday, September 16
4pm Latino Americans: Foreigners in Their Own Land
Survey the history and people from 1565-1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America, the U.S. expands into territories in the Southwest that had been home to Native Americans and English and Spanish colonies, and as the Mexican-American War strips Mexico of half its territories by 1848.
5pm Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams
See how the American population is reshaped by Latino immigration starting in 1880 and continuing into the 1940s: Cubans, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans begin arriving in the U.S. and start to build communities in South Florida, Los Angeles and New York.
6pm Local USA: Behind the Scenes: Beyond Graduation
Meet Latino directors Alan, Dez, Georgiana, Carlos and Carla as they produce their all new short-form films that tell personal stories of Latinx youth transitioning from high school to life.
Tuesday, September 17
5pm America ReFramed: We Like It Like That
This program tells the story of Latin boogaloo is New York City. It is a product of the melting pot, a colorful expression of 1960s Latino soul, straight from the streets of El Barrio, the South Bronx and Brooklyn.
6:30pm Our American Family: The Barreras
From the darkness of a coal mine in New Mexico to vibrant beauty under the California sun, Our American Family: The Barreras Family provides a compelling narrative of unwavering commitment to family.
Wednesday, September 18
4pm Home Truth
One family’s story of pursuing justice, shedding light on how our society responds to domestic violence and how the trauma from domestic violence tragedies can linger throughout generations.
5pm Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo
An intimate look at the life of radical Chicano lawyer, author, and countercultural icon, Oscar Zeta Acosta.
6pm Willie Velasquez: Your Vote Is Your Voice
Meet the charismatic pioneering activist whose rallying cry of “su voto es su voz” (your vote is your voice) started a grassroots movement that transformed the nation’s political landscape and paved the way for the growing power of the Latino vote.
Friday, September 20
4pm On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam
Examine the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on the working class.
5:30pm POV: Voices of the Sea
Follow a Cuban mother of four longing for a better life. The tension between wife and husband – one desperate to leave, the other content to stay – builds into a family drama after her brother and the couple’s neighbors escape.
Channel: KQED 9
Friday, September 20
10pm Voces on PBS: The Pushouts
Meet Victor Rios, a high school dropout and former gang member-turned-award-winning professor, author and expert on the school to prison pipeline, who works with young people who have been “pushed out” of school for reasons beyond their control.
Saturday, September 21
10:30pm Beyond La Bamba
From the rural roots of Veracruz to the urban rhythms of the Midwest, a family of iconic musicians forges a new life but remains true to their music.
Sunday, September 22
8:30pm Re-Evolution: The Cuban Dream
A social worker, an ethnographer, and three artists provide their unique perspectives on how Cuba is shaped by an ongoing culture of revolution that is more nuanced than meets the eye.
11pm Doc World: Tocando La Luz
The film weaves together the lives of three women who are blind and trying to survive in a rapidly changing Cuba.
Notes on the 3 channels:
KQED 9 is available over the air on DT9.1, 54.2 and 25.1 and via most cable systems on Channel 9. It is on XFINITY cable from Comcast (Channels 9 SD and 709 HD) and on Wave (Channels 9 SD and 164 HD). It can also be found on DIRECTV and DISH satellite systems (Channels 9 SD and HD).
KQED Plus is available over the air on Channels 54, DT54.1, 9.2 and 25.2, and via many cable and satellite systems on either channel 10 or 54. It is on XFINITY cable from Comcast (Channels 10 SD, and 710 HD) and on DIRECTV (Channel 54 SD and HD) and DISH (Channel 54, SD only) satellite systems.
This schedule also lists programs airing on KQED World (XFINITY 190, Channel 9.3 & 54.5).