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Upcoming Broadcasts:

America Ferrera on the Storyteller's Responsibility (#612) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Producer/Emmy-award winning actress, America Ferrera talks about her early roles in film and television including the hit show Ugly Betty, Real Women Have Curves, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and working with Ryan Piers Williams on the independent film The Dry Land.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 -- 2:30am
  • KQED World: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

War on the Big Screen: Oliver Stone & John Milius (#107) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

War in film is discussed by the creative minds behind Red Dawn, Born On The 4th Of July, and Apocalypse Now. Features Oliver Stone and John Milius. Film: Veterans by Miguel Alvarez.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Mar 26, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Frank Darabont: Filmmaker's Journey (#402) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Frank Darabont, writer and director of such classics as The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist, discusses adapting works by Stephen King and keeping his characters at the core of the story. Followed by Jeffrey DeChausse's short film, Anniversario, trailing a woman's visit to her two favorite hairdressers on the day of her 45th wedding anniversary for what becomes the most important makeover of their lives.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Mar 31, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Mar 31, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

Gary Ross On Drive and Inspiration (#611H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Writer/Director Gary Ross discusses his film trajectory from co-writing the iconic film Big to approaching and adapting Seabiscuit on screen as well as working on historically depicting his new film Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Rodrigo Garcia On Writing Relationships (#604) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Rodrigo Garcia, whose credits include Albert Nobbs, Nine Lives, Mother and Child, and most recently, Last Days in the Desert, contemplates the importance of writing honest relationships in his work, and the visceral connection audiences have with stories about family. Followed by a short film from Faraday Okoro about a father and son who agree to a 'winner takes all' blitz chess game in order to settle a bet.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

Breaking Bad: A Conversation with Vince Gilligan (#401) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Vince Gilligan, creator of the AMC hit series Breaking Bad, reflects upon the show's hyper-serialized storytelling, along with his inspirations and influences. Accompanied by Victor Nores' short film, Euthanas Inc., about an old lady whose family wishes to no longer be burdened by her presence, and her plans to grant them an unexpected change of scene.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

Norman Lear - A Retrospective (#602H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Perhaps one of the most influential contributors to the landscape of situational comedies and progressive writing in Hollywood, Norman Lear transformed a genre known for play-it-safe humor into a platform for how Americans experience social issues. In this week's On Story, Lear remembers a few of his favorite episodes and how he created some of the most beloved characters in the history of television.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 16, 2017 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 -- 4:30am Remind me

A Conversation with Jeff Nichols: Bringing History to the Screen (#701) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Paula Pell, Katie Dippold, Liz Meriwether, Paul Feig-moderator.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

The Jungle Book: Justin Marks on Updating a Classic (#702) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Jeff Nichols and Loving (hitting Award Season 2017).

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 28, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 28, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

Carl Reiner: A Conversation with a TV Legend (#607H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Comedy titan Carl Reiner looks back on creating The Dick Van Dyke Show, how the show evolved over the course of its five seasons, and the collaborative efforts of the writers and actors involved. Reiner recalls special moments from behind the scenes and, ultimately, how the creative vision was translated to the screen.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 30, 2017 -- 11:00pm 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.