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Pat Conroy (#504) Duration: 59:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In a powerful new memoir, The Death of Santini, the author of The Prince of Tides shares with his legions of readers the further story of his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini.

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Siddhartha Mukherjee/David Scadden (#402) Duration: 56:30 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Leading cancer researchers Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee and Dr. David Scadden discuss Mukherjee's book The Emperor of All Maladies.

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Michio Kaku/James Canton (#403) Duration: 56:30 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Michio Kaku, a leader in the field of theoretical physics, and futurist James Canton discusses Kaku's book Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100.

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Richard Ellis and Jeff Corwin (#203) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Richard Ellis (author of On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear) and Jeff Corwin ("Animal Planet" host).

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Steven Pinker (#412) Duration: 59:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Harvard University professor Steven Pinker talks about his controversial history of violence The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined.

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Ray Kurzweil and Jim Fleming (#502) Duration: 59:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Ray Kurzweil's inventions have revolutionized society. The first CCD flatbed scanner, the first print to speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer... these and other innovative contributions make Kurzweil one of the leading inventors of the past two centuries. He is also a revolutionary thinker on the topic of artificial intelligence, contending that humans will eventually become hybrids of biological and non-biological intelligence. Talking with NPR's Jim Fleming, Kurzweil discusses his book "How to Create a Mind: the Secret of Human Thought Revealed," sharing insight into how the human brain evolved and some fascinating predictions about its future.

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Rick Pitino and Joe Nocera (#506) Duration: 59:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Rick Pitino is the only coach to take 3 different schools to the NCAA Final Four; the University of Louisville Cardinals captured that national basketball championship in 2013. Considered one of the most dynamic and successful basketball coaches of our time, he is also the author of four business and leadership books, including his newest book, The One-Day Contract. He is interviewed by Joe Nocera, opinion and business columnist for The New York Times.

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Daniel Okrent and John Huey (#204) Duration: 56:33 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Guests: Daniel Okrent (managing editor of Life magazine, author) and John Huey (Editor-in-chief, Time, Inc.).
This lively discussion, between two journalists of long standing, explores a very curious chapter in American history: Prohibition. Okrent's book, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, is brimming with detailed portraits of the period's notable personalities.

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Ahmed Rashid/Clarissa Ward (#404) Duration: 59:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Leading Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid discusses ramifications of the US exit from Afghanistan, possibilities of negotiating with the Taliban, and his book Pakistan on the Brink with CBS News Foreign Correspondent Clarissa Ward.

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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • KQED DT9s Over the Air: beginning Wed 7/09

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The PSIP Info part of our Over the Air (OTA) signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3 dropped out of our overall signal early Wednesday 7/09. Once PSIP was restored most OTA receivers moved our signal back to the correct channel locations. However, for some viewers, it appears as if they have lost […]

    • KQED FM 88.1 translator off air Tues 6/03

      The Martinez translator for KQED-FM will be off the air all day Tuesday June 3rd. We are rebuilding the 25 year old site with all new antennas and cabling. This should only affect people listening on 88.1MHz in the Martinez/Benicia area.

    • KQET planned overnight outage: early Tues 5/13

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET’s Over The Air (OTA) signal will shut down late May 12/early Tues 5/13 shortly after midnight to allow for extensive electrical maintenance work at the transmitter. Engineers will do their best to complete the work by 6am Tuesday morning. This will affect OTA viewers of the DT25 channels, and signal providers […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels


Comcast 9 and 709
Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

All widescreen and HD programs


Channel 54
Comcast 10 and 710
Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH


Comcast 189
Digital 54.3

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World
Comcast 190
Digital 9.3

History, world events, news, science, nature


Comcast 191 & 621
Digital 54.5 or 25.3

24-hour national Spanish-language network


Comcast 192
Digital 54.4

Quality children's programming parents love too