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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Gary Ross On Drive and Inspiration (#611H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Writer/Director Gary Ross discusses his film trajectory from co-writing the iconic film Big to approaching and adapting Seabiscuit on screen as well as working on historically depicting his new film Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 6:30pm

Saving Mr. Banks: Script to Screen (#614) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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 World: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 27, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 27, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 22, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 23, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Awkward Black Girl: A Conversation with Issa Rae (#608H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Creator/director/producer/star Issa Rae discusses the unique challenges that surround creating independent webseries, the freedoms that come with doing it your own way, and how to navigate the growing sensation of developing original online content. Followed by The Unexpected, a short webisode from The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 28, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

America Ferrera on the Storyteller's Responsibility (#612H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

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 Life: Sun, Jan 29, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

The Path of an Action Writer: A Conversation with Robert Kamen (#605) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Writer/director Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, Free State of Jones) explores lessons learned and wisdom gained over the course of his career as a storyteller, including the significance of mythology, imagination, and inventiveness throughout all parts of creation, from conception through completion of each project.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

Chris Cooper: A Conversation On Acting (#609H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

Chris Cooper, the Academy AwardA? winning Best Supporting Actor, for his role in the comedy-drama Adaptation, discusses his acting career in both film and television. Cooper looks back on how he managed to navigate through his roles in iconic films such as Lone Star, Adaptation, American Beauty, Seabiscuit, and August: Osage County among many others.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 4, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Rodrigo Garcia On Writing Relationships (#604) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Rodrigo Garcia, whose credits include Albert Nobbs, Nine Lives, Mother and Child, and most recently, Last Days in the Desert, contemplates the importance of writing honest relationships in his work, and the visceral connection audiences have with stories about family. Followed by a short film from Faraday Okoro about a father and son who agree to a 'winner takes all' blitz chess game in order to settle a bet.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 4, 2017 -- 11:33pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 5, 2017 -- 5:33am Remind me

Charles Burnett: Film As A Means for Social Change (#613H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

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 Life: Sun, Feb 5, 2017 -- 6:30pm 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, Feb 7, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 7, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

Se7en: Script to Screen with Andrew Kevin Walker (#610H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker dissects his bleak thriller masterpiece, Se7en and working with director David Fincher to create the cult classic film.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 -- 5:00pm 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, Feb 11, 2017 -- 11:33pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 5:33am Remind me

Comedy That Resonates (#202) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld writer/producer Alec Berg and Bridesmaids director and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig pull back the curtain to show how they create comedy that resonates with us all. Followed by the hilarious short film Spit by writer/director Benjamin Hayes. Paul will never have his first kiss until he overcomes his fear of saliva.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

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

Carl Reiner: A Conversation with a TV Legend (#607H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Comedy titan Carl Reiner looks back on creating The Dick Van Dyke Show, how the show evolved over the course of its five seasons, and the collaborative efforts of the writers and actors involved. Reiner recalls special moments from behind the scenes and, ultimately, how the creative vision was translated to the screen.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 18, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 19, 2017 -- 5:30am 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, Feb 21, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 21, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

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
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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.