Upcoming Broadcasts:

Ken Burns, Filmmaker (#611H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Ken Burns is an acclaimed historical documentary filmmaker. His films have won 13 Emmys and two Oscar nominations and he's been honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award. His films and series, most of which appear on PBS, include The Civil War, The Dust Bowl, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, The War, Jazz, and Baseball. His next film, Jackie Robinson, will air on PBS on April 11 and 12. He is currently working on an 10 part film about the Vietnam War (released in 2017), as well as films about country music (2018), and Ernest Hemingway (2019).

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 28, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Kara Swisher, Executive Editor Re/Code (#617) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Kara Swisher is the Executive Editor of Re/code, Host of the Re/code Decode podcast and Executive Producer of the Code Conference, which brings together technology influencers and CEOs. Swisher has been covering technology and digital issues since 1997 when she was a reporter in the Wall Street Journal's San Francisco bureau. She's been called Silicon Valley's "Most feared and well-liked" journalist and the region's "most powerful snoop." Swisher also writes occasionally for Vanity Fair magazine.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, May 30, 2016 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 30, 2016 -- 10:00am Remind me

Richard Linklater, Filmmaker (#612H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Richard Linklater is a multiple Academy Award-nominated director and screenwriter. His credits include Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise, A Scanner Darkly, School of Rock, Bernie, and Boyhood. Linklater's most recent Oscar nominations were for Boyhood, which was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Film Editing. That film won him the Golden Globe for Best Director. Linklater's newest film, Everybody Wants Some, is in theaters April 2016.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Bryan Cranston, Actor (#618) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Bryan Cranston is a highly acclaimed actor best known for playing Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad. He won back-to-back Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for that role. Before winning he'd been nominated for three Emmys and two Golden Globes. Recent film credits include Trumbo, Argo, and the new HBO film All the Way, in which he plays President Lyndon Johnson. Cranston played Johnson in All the Way on Broadway. He earned a Tony Award for that role.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 -- 10:00am Remind me

Anthony Foxx, U.S. Transportation Secretary (#613H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Anthony Foxx is the 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Foxx was Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina from 2009-2013. He also served as Charlotte City Council Member At-Large for two terms. While he was mayor, Charlotte extended the city's light rail system, expanded the airport, made highway improvements, and started a streetcar project.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Mary Lynn Rajskub, Comedian and Actress (#603) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Mary Lynn Rajskub is a comedian and actress, best known for playing Chloe on Fox's super-popular series 24. She has also appeared on 2 Broke Girls, Californication, Arrested Development, Mr. Show, and as a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately. Rajskub has also been seen in movies, including Safety Not Guaranteed and The Kings of Summer.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 -- 10:00am Remind me

Henry Louis Gates Jr., Historian (#614H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, as well as Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. In addition to being an historian, Dr. Gates is also an author, cultural critic, and filmmaker. He has produced numerous series for PBS including Looking for Lincoln, Many Rivers to Cross: The History of the African American People, and Finding Your Roots, many of which he also hosts. His next documentary series, Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise will air on PBS stations this fall.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Tom Hayden, Anti-War Activist (#619) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Tom Hayden is an anti-war activist and author. Best known for speaking out against the Vietnam War, Hayden has been an activist for more than 50 years. He served 18 years in the California legislature. Today he is a member of the editorial board and a columnist at The Nation and is Director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center in Culver City, California. He's written more than 20 books and was once married to Jane Fonda.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 10:00am Remind me

President Barack Obama (#615H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

In a special episode of Overheard, Evan sits down with President Barack Obama for a discussion about civic engagement in the 21st Century. The interview is an excerpt of the Keynote Conversation at the SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas on March 11, 2016.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 25, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Colin Jost, Comedian & Writer (#620) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Colin Jost is co-anchor of SNL's "Weekend Update," alongside Michael Che. This is Colin's third season in the anchor chair. He was previously co-head writer and a staff writer at SNL. Colin has won three Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his SNL writing. He writes occasionally for The New Yorker. He also wrote and starred in "Staten Island Summer," a film based on his days as a lifeguard growing up in New York.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 -- 10:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Mon 5/09/16: KQEH DT54 planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Monday 5/09 The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels at some point Monday (most likely early afternoon) for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna late-afternoon when work is completed. The change […]

    • KQED DT9: planned overnight outage, Over the Air early 5/04

      (DT9-1, 9-2, and 9-3) Early Wed 5/04, beginning 12:30am We will be shutting down our KQED DT9 Over the Air Sutro Tower (SF) transmission at apx. 12:30am early Wednesday May 4th, in order to install some new equipment. We expect to be back on the air between 4am-6am Wednesday morning. Most receivers will automatically re-acquire […]

    • 4/17/16 – KQED Plus (DT54) Over the Air Issue: Virtual ID missing

      We are aware that many Over the Air (OTA) viewers are currently unable to tune in our channels on the usual DT54.1 through 54.5. This is due to a problem with our PSIP generator, which engineers hope to have repaired on Monday 4/18. In the meantime, OTA viewers might be able to watch any of […]

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

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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
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Wave 10
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Channel 54.3
Wave 157

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KQED World

Channel 9.3
Wave 156

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Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network



Channel 54.4
Wave 155

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