Upcoming Broadcasts:

Zombies and Groot - Bringing Comics to Life (#603H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Nicole Perlman (Guardian of the Galaxy) and Angela Kang (The Walking Dead) explore navigating a male-dominated industry as female genre writers. The women discuss tackling comic book adaptations, the importance of character development, and the fine line between staying true to the spirit of the source material while also breathing new life into preexisting storylines.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Rodrigo Garcia On Writing Relationships (#604H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

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 Plus: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

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 Life: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Complicated Relationships: A Conversation with Nancy Meyers (#710H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

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

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

The Path of an Action Writer: A Conversation with Robert Kamen (#605H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

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: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 11:33pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 5:33am Remind me

Deconstructing Jane Austen (#716H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Filmmakers Lindsay Doran, Robin Swicord, Bernie Su, and Janine Barchas discuss the timelessness and relate-ability of Jane Austen's characters.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 10:30am 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 Life: Sat, Nov 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: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 -- 11:33pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 5:33am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    • 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!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 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 […]

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

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
54.4, 25.3
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at



Channel 54.3
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.