Upcoming Broadcasts:

Days of Hope (#801H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Days of Hope weaves three immigrant stories into a unflinching portrait of courage and sacrifice as they travel, by any means, across deserts and oceans from Africa to Europe in the hopes of providing a better life for the families they leave behind. Days of Hope presents the human side of these immigrant stories as they discover that to traverse the waters that separate them from one continent is one thing; to traverse the gulf that separates them from the rest of humanity is quite another. As the narrative unfolds we learn that each of the three characters has motivations very similar to those that drive us all.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 5:00am

Pan! Our Music Odyssey (#802H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Since the evolution of Pan - a musical instrument crafted from oil drums as early 1939 and perfected in the 1950s - steelbands have mushroomed in every corner of the planet. Each year, philharmonic orchestras of over 100 musicians come to Trinidad from all countries of the world to compete for the greatest Pan event: the Panaroma.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Tchindas (#803H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Calm reigns in Sao Vicente, a small Cape Verdean island (off the West Coast of Africa) where most of the people have never moved away. In Mindelo we meet Tchinda, one of their most beloved women, especially after coming out as a transgender person in the local newspaper in 1998. Since then, her name has become the way local people call queer Cape Verdeans. Tchinda sells "coxinhas" by day and in the evening is responsible for security at her bar as music and grog, the famous local rum permeates every corner of the island.
In February the island evolves as thousands of people pack into the streets for Carnival. The previous days are hectic and the locals work together to make something beautiful out of nothing, they recycle everything they can to create a structure that will be every day more magic.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Shorts Program: My Africa Is & Native Sun (#805H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

My Africa Is peers into the soul and spirit of Nairobi through three stories of innovation. Viewers will meet game developers who create African superheroes to inspire Kenyan youth; a self-taught engineer who builds drones as a solution to Kenya's poaching problem and trains youth in the technology to build human capacity; and two punk rock bands that are part of a growing rock scene in Nairobi. Along the way viewers will be introduced to the city, a restless and bustling metropolis with a musicality and energy that only locals can fathom. Meet the Africa that most don't know but which is the reality of millions..
Native Sun follows Mumin, a precocious young boy who makes the long trip to Accra from his home in Ghana's rural northern region. He leaves, having just experienced his mother's death. Her last words to him were a directive to find the father he has never met.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    • 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



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.