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Writing Dumb: A Conversation with Bobby Farrelly (#714H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

The Bobby half of the Farrelly brothers team talks about improv and what makes comedy funny.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 5:30am

From the Golden Age to the Platinum Age: A Conversation with Ed Begley Jr. (#718) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

With hundreds of film and television credits to his name, including Better Call Saul, A Mighty Wind, and Six Feet Under, second generation actor Ed Begley Jr. talks about what he looks for when choosing new projects, finding the pain in a character, and working with Christopher Guest and other comedy legends.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 2:30am
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 8:30am
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Treat Yo Self: A Conversation with Alan Yang (#719) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Parks and Recreation and Master of None writer Alan Yang talks about making up for lost time, writing for the Harvard Lampoon, and putting stories from his personal life into the show.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Psychological Thrillers (#715H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Authors James Wong, Carl Ellsworth, Christina Hodson talk about putting regular people into horrifying scenarios.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Freaks & Muppets: A Conversation with Jason Segel (#707H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Jason Segel discusses his career and how he's formed a family of weirdos in film and television.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
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Frank Marshall On Producing from the Creative Side (#720) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The producer behind Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, The Sixth Sense, and more talks about starting his career with Spielberg, Coppola, and Lucas, the creativity in producing, and working with writers.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 1, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 1, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

Deconstructing Jane Austen (#716H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Filmmakers Lindsay Doran, Robin Swicord, Bernie Su, and Janine Barchas discuss the timelessness and relate-ability of Jane Austen's characters.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 31, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Trail Stories: The Making of Lonesome Dove (#717) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Producer Suzanne de Passe, screenwriter Bill Wittliff, and crew share stories about the making of Lonesome Dove, the movie adapted from the NYT bestselling novel by Larry McMurtry. From Tommy Lee Jones doing his own stunts to cattle stampedes, cowboy hats with personality to confounding Hollywood executives, this episode is full of entertaining stories about the made-for-TV movie that almost didn't happen.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Creed: A New Legend (#708H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Writer Aaron Covington discusses how he and director Ryan Coogler came up with the idea for Creed.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

James Franco: A Look Inside 127 Hours (#307) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

James Franco reveals his unique experience working on 127 Hours, including his faith in director Danny Boyle's vision, and the collaborative approach from cast and crew to fulfill the tension needed to capture this true and tantalizing story. Followed by the allegorical short film, Voice Over, directed by Martin Rosete, about a few extreme situations that literally take your breath away.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
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Deconstructing Billy Wilder (#709H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

The unique filmmaking style of Billy Wilder and what makes his films relevant today are discussed.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Fargo & True Detective: Television Anthologies (#502) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

True Detective director, Cary Fukunaga, and Fargo creator, Noah Hawley, discuss the rise of the television anthology series and how to execute a compelling balance of plot, character, and structure within the bounds of one season. Followed by Elaine Poon's short film, Entrain about Laurent, a young man who absorbed in his own world, draws the attention of a fellow train passenger who shares his interest in rhythm, despite their obvious language barrier.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
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Complicated Relationships: A Conversation with Nancy Meyers (#710H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Writer/director Nancy Meyers discusses her career and shares stories of her many collaborations.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

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: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
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A Conversation with Jim Sheridan (#711H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Screenwriter Jim Sheridan discusses translating Irish situations and accents for American audiences.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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

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KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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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
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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.