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An American Ascent (#901H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

An American Ascent is a feature documentary about the first African American expedition to tackle North America's highest peak, Denali. In June 2013, nine African Americans set out to build a legacy and become role models for inner city kids and people of color all over America to encourage them to get outside. They did so by taking on the grueling, 20,237 foot peak of the continent's biggest mountain.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 21, 2017 -- 11:00pm
  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 22, 2017 -- 5:00am

My Father's Land (#903H) Duration: 56:55 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

My Father's Land is a feature documentary exploring the life of Papa Jah, a humble Haitian Gardener, whom has spent the last forty years in the Bahamas, building a life for himself and his children, while living in a marginalized Haitian community nicknamed the Mud. When news arrives of his 103 year old Father taking ill back in Haiti,Papa Jah fears he may not see him before he passes. He then sets out on an adventure, traveling back though Haiti, to his families small village on the island La Tortue, to reunite with his Father; hopefully before its too late. Juxtaposed against the strikingly rich visual texture of the Caribbean, this travel adventure story entertains through humor, intimate cultural spaces and vivid landscapes, while touching on socio-economic complexities of immigration, culture and identity.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 26, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Black Out and Pangaea (#904H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

* Black Out follows the nightly pilgrimage during exam season of hundreds of school children in Conakry, Guinea who walk to the airport, petrol stations and wealthy parts of the city, searching for light to study. The documentary tells the story of these children's inspiring struggle for education in the face of the country's own fight for change.
* Pangaea is a short dramatic film that tells the story of a young girl, trapped on the roof of her house during the days following the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. The film aims to comment on the lives of the children whose lives were drastically changed by the aftermath of the hurricane and the flooding that followed it, as well as on the role of those who experienced the events on television from the safety of their own living rooms. Pangaea was shot by a group of Northwestern University students over the course of a week in New Orleans, LA.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 26, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Intore (#902H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)

Intore offers a power and rare look at how Rwanda survived its tragic past by regaining its identity through music, dance, and the resilience of a new generation. It's a story of triumph, survival, hope, and a lesson in how to forgive and live through the eyes of a mother whose grief gives hope; an artist who chose to forgive rather than seek revenge; a maestro who brings together the National Ballet with an incredible touch of genius; and a young man whose determination and hard work has given the Rwandan culturea new dimension of identity and celebration. Through these characters and others, viewers will bear witness to how the nation rose above the ashes of a horrific 1994 genocide, to become a world model of post-conflict peace and unity.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

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: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 5:00am 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.