American Forum Previous Broadcasts

Are The U.S. and China Destined for War? (Episode #306)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Harvard Kennedy School Dean GRAHAM ALLISON on the growing struggle between the world's two greatest powers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

The President's Lawyer (Episode #305)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Former Obama White House Counsel NEIL EGGLESTON on defending the presidency and controversy around President Trump.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 14, 2017 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

Rise and Fall of the American Presidency? (Episode #304)

KQED World: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

Historian JEREMI SURI on why so many have lost faith in the nation's highest office.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

Watergate Redux? (Episode #303)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

New York Times' MATTHEW ROSENBERG and Politico's VERA BERGENGRUEN on the new age of White House investigative reporting and the Trump scandals.

Become a KQED sponsor

TV Technical Issues

    • 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



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



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)
54.4, 25.3
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at



Channel 54.3
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.