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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Selling Non-Fiction to an Audience: A Conversation with Terry George (#505) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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 Life: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Rectify: Ray McKinnon On Characters & Culture (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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 Life: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 6, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me

The Left and Write: Politically Driven Narratives (#506) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Beau Willimon (creator House of Cards) and Eli Attie (writer The West Wing) debate politically-driven narratives, power struggles, and dramatizing the truths and fictions that comprise ideologically-charged stories. Accompanied by Topher Field's short film, The Hustle, offering a glimpse inside a swindler's artful technique and deception.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Indie Filmmaking in Hollywood: A Conversation with Jay Duplass (#507) Duration: 26:47 STEREO TVG

Jay Duplass (writer/director Jeff Who Lives at Home, The Puffy Chair) recollects his journey with brother Mark Duplass onto the DIY indie film scene, along with their specific approach to storytelling. Followed by Future Home, the story of a father, son, and a time-travelling killer android, in a short film by Ramin Serry.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 20, 2015 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 20, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me

Groundhog Day: Deconstructing The Comedy Classic (#508) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Danny Rubin, co-writer of Groundhog Day, deconstructs the unconventional romantic comedy's progression from script to screen and reminisces on his unique collaboration with the legendary Harold Ramis.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Neo Noir: The Modern Day Film Noir (#412) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Shane Black and Brian Helgeland discuss the modern day Neo Noir - a genre-bending response to the Film Noirs of the 1940s and 50s - and dissect the basic styles, impulses, themes, and tones that embrace this form of storytelling.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me

Planet of the Apes: Reimagining A Sci-Fi Franchise (#509) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, co-writers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, discuss reimagining the popular sci-fi franchise and their delicate approach to depicting the protagonist's journey.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

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: Tue, Oct 6, 2015 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 6, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me

Script to Screen: Danny Boyle, Jason Reitman, & Ed Burns (#108) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

The script-to-screen process is discussed by the creative minds behind Slumdog Millionaire, Up In The Air, and The Brothers McMullen. Features Danny Boyle, Jason Reitman, and Ed Burns. Film: The Printer by Berndt Mader.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 13, 2015 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 13, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 16, 2015 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 16, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me

Dead Poets Society: Deconstructing the Acclaimed Classic (#510) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tom Schulman, writer of Dead Poet's Society, deconstructs the story's journey from script to screen, along with his unique working relationships on set with Robin Williams and director Peter Weir.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 24, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Breaking Bad: A Conversation with Vince Gilligan (#401) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Vince Gilligan, creator of the AMC hit series Breaking Bad, reflects upon the show's hyper-serialized storytelling, along with his inspirations and influences. Accompanied by Victor Nores' short film, Euthanas Inc., about an old lady whose family wishes to no longer be burdened by her presence, and her plans to grant them an unexpected change of scene.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 27, 2015 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 27, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me

Tommy Lee Jones: Bringing The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada to life (#511) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tommy Lee Jones, writer, director, and protagonist of The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, reflects on the making of the film, accompanied by some of his cast and crew. Followed by Roy Rutngamlug's short film, Formosa, TX, about a first generation Asian-American's fleeting encounter with an out-of-towner who stumbles upon his family's diner.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

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