Upcoming Broadcasts:

Script to Screen: Motorcycle Diaries (#712H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Screenwriter Jose Rivera discusses his approach to bringing Che Guevara's story to the screen.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Dec 15, 2017 -- 5:30am

Script to Screen: The Revenant (#713H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Screenwriter Mark L. Smith discusses adapting The Revenant from book to screen and other topics.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Dec 22, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

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 9: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Dec 29, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Thelma & Louise: A Conversation with Callie Khouri (#406) Duration: 26:45 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Callie Khouri reflects upon her experience working with Ridley Scott and writing the classic female-driven-buddy film, Thelma and Louise. Followed by Avram Dodson's short film, Pistachio Milk, a coming of age tale about a young suitor using only his wits and a bottle of pistachio milk to pursue his love interest.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 8, 2018 -- 3:30pm Remind me

Charles Burnett: Film As A Means for Social Change (#613) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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 World: Mon, Jan 15, 2018 -- 3:30pm 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 9: Sat, Jan 20, 2018 -- 11:34pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jan 21, 2018 -- 5:34am Remind me

Ted Talley: The Silence of the Lambs (#208) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ted Tally gives a provocative look at the adaptation and production of the Oscar-winning film THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. Tally covers it all: working with director Jonathan Demme, anticipating Jodie Foster's Oscar win, the delicious changed ending for the world's most famous cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, and more. Recently listed on the Library of Congress' National Film Registry as a "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" film, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS is guaranteed to be lauded for decades to come. Thomas Ward's haunting short film In The Middle follows.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 22, 2018 -- 3:30pm Remind me

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

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

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 29, 2018 -- 3:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/5/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

    • KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

    • 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!

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

KQED DTV Channels



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



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

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.