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Self-Driving Cars: The Road Ahead (#901H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Self-driving cars are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Audi, Google, Tesla and other companies are taking dozens of prototype vehicles onto the road in California and other states. But before they can take off with consumers, big hurdles need to be overcome.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 12:30pm
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 5:00pm

Next Meal: Engineering Food (#701H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Discover how genetically engineered crops are made, their pros and cons, and what the future might hold for research and regulations such as labeling. In a half-hour special, QUEST Northern California explores genetically engineered crops in the wake of Proposition 37, the November 2012 initiative that would have required foods containing genetically engineered ingredients to be labeled in California.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 26, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 28, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 29, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 29, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 29, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

From Farm to Fork to Fuel (#704H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Discover innovative approaches for producing and maximizing our food resources. Explore how a Milwaukee farmer feeds a growing urban population, discover strategies for reducing food waste in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and go behind the scenes at a North Carolina facility that turns cooking grease into fuel. Plus, check out gardens on wheels in Omaha, Nebraska.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 2, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 4, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 5, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 5, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 5, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Chasing Beetles, Finding Darwin (#301H) Duration: 26:04 STEREO TVG

It's been 150 years since Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. Yet his ideas remain as central to scientific exploration as ever. QUEST follows researchers who are still unlocking the mysteries of evolution, like entomologist David Kavanaugh, who predicted that a new beetle species would be found on the Trinity Alps. Find out if his prediction came true.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 8, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Restoring America's Waters (#705H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Find out how the health of America's waterways is being restored. Follow scientists and fishermen as they team up to rebuild North Carolina's deteriorating oyster reefs. Battle algae blooms with Lake Erie researchers and discover how the largest dam removal project in U.S. history is providing hope for Washington state's salmon. Plus, discover an Ohio artist who turns coal mine run-off into works of art.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 18, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 19, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 19, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 19, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Hog Wild/Amateur Astronomers (#312H) Duration: 26:22 STEREO TVG

Wild pigs are overrunning the Bay Area's parks and open spaces and QUEST meets the amateur stargazers in the Bay Area who are making important observations about the cosmos.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 22, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 23, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 25, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 26, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 26, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 26, 2017 -- 5:00pm 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.

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.