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Upcoming Broadcasts:

A Conversation with Damon Lindelof, Co-Creator of Lost and Co-writer/Producer STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (#306) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Damon Lindelof discusses his hand in some of the most celebrated and scrutinized works of science fiction over the past five years, and how much of their success is attributed to writing stories that leave a lot up to one's imagination. Followed by Martin Rosete's allegorical short film, Voice Over, about a few extreme situations that literally take your breath away.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 -- 2:30am
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 -- 8:30am

The Heart of a Film (#207) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

The inspiration behind such classic films as Edward Scissorhands, Toy Story, and Up is discussed by Academy Award winning Pixar director John Lasseter and screenwriter Caroline Thompson followed by the short Playing Ghost by Andrew Start.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

The Screenwriter's Path (#101) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Writing to evoke emotion is discussed by the creative minds behind Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Secretariat. Features Shane Black, Randall Wallace, and Lawrence Kasdan. Film: Northeast Front by Angela Torres Camerenea.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Mar 5, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Selling Non-Fiction to an Audience: A Conversation with Terry George (#505) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Terry George (writer/director Hotel Rwanda; writer In the Name of the Father) reflects on the art of fictionalizing fact and placing ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances as a storytelling vehicle. Followed by Dean Loxton's short film, Under, about a train operator struggling to deal with a traumatic event and finding solace in an unsuspecting way.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

Saving Mr. Banks: Script to Screen (#614H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Director John Lee Hancock and writer Kelly Marcel discuss how the script for Saving Mr. Banks was successfully transformed onto the screen using heavily stylized elements, and musical cues from the classic film Mary Poppins to depict the life of author PL Travers during the 1960's.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Mar 9, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Mar 9, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Daredevil: Behind The Screen (#606) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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 World: Tue, Mar 14, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Mar 14, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Mar 17, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Mar 17, 2017 -- 8:30am 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, Mar 21, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 -- 8:30am 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
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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.