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Dogtown Redemption (Episode #1718H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Meet street recyclers who fight to survive in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Oakland, California. Their poignant personal stories raise questions about race, class and the rights of the poor.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 28, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

The Last Laugh (Episode #1814H)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 24, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Hear Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Carl Reiner and other Jewish comics and thinkers discuss the provocative question of whether any topic - including the Holocaust - should be off-limits in comedy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

Seed: The Untold Story (Episode #1813)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Follow passionate seed keepers around the world who are determined to protect humanity's 12,000-year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 percent of seed varieties have disappeared.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

The Great Invisible (Episode #1613)

KQED World: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

Explore the stories behind the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill, from fallout to aftermath, and its continuing effects on a region dependent on nature. The film includes unprecedented access to footage from the oil rig before the spill. By Margaret Brown.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Dogtown Redemption (Episode #1718H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 10, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Meet street recyclers who fight to survive in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Oakland, California. Their poignant personal stories raise questions about race, class and the rights of the poor.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 28, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Newtown (Episode #1812H)

KQED World: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

Newtown explores the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 first-graders and six of their educators were killed on December 14, 2012. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, the lives of several characters profoundly affected by the fallout of gun violence interconnect and propel the town toward introspection and action.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 9, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 -- 11:30 AM

The Great Invisible (Episode #1613)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 5, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Explore the stories behind the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill, from fallout to aftermath, and its continuing effects on a region dependent on nature. The film includes unprecedented access to footage from the oil rig before the spill. By Margaret Brown.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

Newtown (Episode #1812H)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 3, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Newtown explores the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 first-graders and six of their educators were killed on December 14, 2012. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, the lives of several characters profoundly affected by the fallout of gun violence interconnect and propel the town toward introspection and action.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 9, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

A Ballerina's Tale (Episode #1709H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 2, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Explore the rise of Misty Copeland, who made history as the first African-American female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theater. Get an intimate look at this groundbreaking dancer during a crucial period in her life.

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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
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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.