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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Charles Burnett: Film As A Means for Social Change (#613H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Writer/Director/Producer Charles Burnett shares his career development process in narrative and documentary filmmaking with Killer of Sheep (1978), his seminal film, which was definitive in highlighting African American cultural experience. Burnett's films Killer of Sheep and To Sleep with Anger were both added to the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress for being culturally significant.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 1, 2016 -- 5:00pm

Rodrigo Garcia On Writing Relationships (#604H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Writer/director Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, Free State of Jones) explores lessons learned and wisdom gained over the course of his career as a storyteller, including the significance of mythology, imagination, and inventiveness throughout all parts of creation, from conception through completion of each project.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 2, 2016 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Daredevil: Behind The Screen (#606H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Christos and Ruth Fletcher Gage discuss the process of adapting the Marvel comic Daredevil for television. The duo break down the juxtaposition of brute realism and the moral complexity of Daredevil's characters, along with how they navigated the show's unconventional story structure in the writers room.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 3, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 4, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 30, 2016 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Rectify: Ray McKinnon On Characters & Culture (#409) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Ray McKinnon, creator of the Sundance Channel's breakout hit, Rectify, details how to capture the personality of a culture through establishing strong characters, tone, and atmosphere. The short film Spanola Pepper Sauce Company follows, directed by McKinnon and written by Graham Gordy, suggesting there's more brewing in Spanola, AK than just its fine pepper sauce cooking.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 4, 2016 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 4, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 7, 2016 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 7, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

John Singleton's Classic Influences (#601H) Duration: 25:59 STEREO TVPG

John Singleton, the youngest and first African American filmmaker to win an Academy Award for his work on Boyz in the Hood, discusses his process, influences, and inspirations, from the work of acclaimed playwright August Wilson to pioneering directors Spike Lee and Federico Fellini.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 8, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me

The Path of an Action Writer: A Conversation with Robert Kamen (#605H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

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 Life: Sun, Oct 9, 2016 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Carl Reiner: A Conversation with a TV Legend (#607H) Duration: 28:46 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 9: Mon, Oct 10, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 11, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me

Zombies and Groot - Bringing Comics to Life (#603) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Nicole Perlman (Guardian of the Galaxy) and Angela Kang (The Walking Dead) explore navigating a male-dominated industry as female genre writers. The women discuss tackling comic book adaptations, the importance of character development, and the fine line between staying true to the spirit of the source material while also breathing new life into preexisting storylines.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 11, 2016 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 11, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 14, 2016 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 14, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Norman Lear - A Retrospective (#602) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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 Plus: Sat, Oct 15, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 16, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 18, 2016 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 18, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 21, 2016 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 21, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 24, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 25, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me

Awkward Black Girl: A Conversation with Issa Rae (#608H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Creator/director/producer/star Issa Rae discusses the unique challenges that surround creating independent webseries, the freedoms that come with doing it your own way, and how to navigate the growing sensation of developing original online content. Followed by The Unexpected, a short webisode from The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 17, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 18, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me

Heroes and Anti-Heroes: Loving The Villain (#309) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

The voices behind The Devil Wears Prada, Bridesmaids, and Rachel Getting Married deliberate how the most impressionable characters - both good and evil - are compelling because of their flaws, complexities, and personal truths. Accompanied by the short film, Mentiroso by writer/director Will Shipley about trailing a young boy whose incessant lies are almost as far-fetched as an astonishing encounter with the most beautiful girl in town.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 25, 2016 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 25, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 28, 2016 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 28, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • early Thurs 9/29 1am-6am: planned KQET/DT25 outage

      (DT25-1 through DT25-3) Late Wed/early Thurs 9/29 1am, the KQET DT25 transmitter will be turned off for maintenance and electrical upgrades. The plan is that the signal should be restored at approximately 6am. Most Over the Air TVs will automatically restore the signal once the transmitter is turned back on. However, a few viewers may […]

    • early Mon 9/26: planned KQEH/DT54 Over the Air outage

      UPDATE: This morning’s maintenance took place at 8:36am, with the signal restored at 8:45am. (DT54-1 through DT54-5) At some point early Monday morning Sept 26th (before 9am), the KQEH transmitter will be turned off for about 10 minutes for maintenance. Because of the short duration, most TVs will automatically restore the signal once the transmitter […]

    • early Tues 9/13: KQEH DT54 (KQED Plus) planned overnight outage

      UPDATE: power was restored at 6:45am Tuesday. Most TVs will restore the channels automatically, but a few viewers may need to do a rescan. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – (DT54-1 through 54-5) late Monday/early Tuesday 9/13 The DT54 Over the Air signal will be […]

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 9 and HD 164
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQET

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: IF this channel provided to customer, channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids

Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

Quality children's programming parents love too