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Complicated Relationships: A Conversation with Nancy Meyers (#710) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 -- 2:30am
  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 -- 8:30am
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 12, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

The Jungle Book: Justin Marks on Updating a Classic (#702H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Screenwriter Justin Marks talks about updating the classic Disney story to the modern screen.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 -- 5:30am
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 -- 5:30am

A Conversation with Jim Sheridan (#711) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jun 27, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
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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 Plus: Wed, Jun 28, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

A Conversation with Tony Hale (#703H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Tony Hale, star of Arrested Development and Veep, discusses the collaborative environment of comedy.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

A Conversation with Marta Kauffman (#704H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Writer and producer Marta Kauffman discusses the appeal of the Netflix series Grace and Frankie.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 -- 11:33pm Remind me
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Script to Screen: Motorcycle Diaries (#712) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

In this episode, screenwriter Jose Rivera discusses his approach to bringing Che Guevara's story to the screen, balancing Guevara's political awakening with his road trip adventures, and working with director Walter Salles and actor Gael Garcia Bernal.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 11:30pm 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 Plus: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Raising Stakes, Reversals, and Payoffs (#212H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG

Thriller master writer/director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lethal Weapon) discusses the critical elements of a taut, suspense-filled movie - raising stakes, unexpected reversals, and satisfying payoffs - using examples from such classics as Rocky, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and La Femme Nikita. Followed by the apocalyptic short film Blind Spot by writer/director Matthew Nayman.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me

Script to Screen: The Revenant (#713) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Screenwriter Mark L. Smith discusses adapting The Revenant from book to screen, working with Alejandro Inarritu, and getting that famous bear attack right. For their work on this stunning - and freezing - historical picture, Inarritu won the Academy Award for Best Director, Emmanual Lubezki won for Best Cinematography, and DiCaprio won his first award for Best Actor.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
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John Patrick Shanley: Writing for the Stage and Screen (#705H) Duration: 26:52 STEREO TVPG

Playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director John Patrick Shanley is interviewed.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me
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  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Constructing Comic Book Movies (#305H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The creative minds behind the films Thor, The Avengers, Hulk, The Incredible Hulk, Elektra, The Green Lantern, X-Men: The Last Stand, X2, and X-Men: First Class divulge the complexities of memorable heroes and villains, and how some of the best supernatural films tap into the most basic of human elements. Followed by Jeremy Kipp Walker's Super Powers, a lively short film about a husband and wife who try to salvage their love-life by dressing as superheroes, and find they save more than just their marriage when they're forced out of their apartment fully costumed.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 6:00am 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 Plus: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 6:30am Remind me

Writing Dumb: A Conversation with Bobby Farrelly (#714) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The Bobby half of the Farrelly brothers team that brought us There's Something About Mary, Kingpin, and Dumb and Dumber talks about improv, keeping the material fresh, and what makes comedy funny.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
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Queens of Comedy: A Conversation with Paula Pell (#706H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Comedy writer Paula Pell talks about creating characters that stick and drawing from a funny family.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
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Psychological Thrillers (#715) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The writers behind Red Eye, The X-Files, Disturbia, and Shut In weigh in on the crucial elements for those psychological thrillers that keep you up all night; namely putting regular people into horrifying scenarios - and hopefully getting them out in one piece.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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 […]

    • 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.

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.