Upcoming Broadcasts:

The Idea Factory (#206H) Duration: 53:12 STEREO TVG

Join author Jon Gertner for a fascinating conversation about Bell Labs, the epicenter of innovation and creativity in the early days of technological research. Founded in the 20s and with 13 Nobel Prize winners in its history, Bell Labs was a citadel of science and scholarship and a hotbed of creative thinking. KQED's Dave Iverson leads Gertner in a discussion about this factory of ideas whose workings have remained largely hidden until now.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Cellist & Composer Philip Sheppard (#509) Duration: 54:10 STEREO TVG

Will Travis of Sid Lee returns to the Museum's stage to moderate a conversation with Sheppard about the intersection of music and technology. We'll learn how technology impacts Sheppard's work, and how he bridges old and new worlds - and what it means to "smash" new and old technologies.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me

Transforming Music (#207H) Duration: 53:15 STEREO TVG

Meet musician and inventor Tod Machover, the creator of technologies behind "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band." Computer History Museum's John Hollar speaks to the influential composer, whose work has been performed internationally, about the future of digital music and his research as the professor of music and media at MIT Media Lab, where he directs the Opera of the Future group.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 10, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 11, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me

Machines of Loving Grace Author (#510) Duration: 54:10 STEREO TVG

In Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots, Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times reporter John Markoff, explores this issue and searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these robots help us . . . or will they replace us?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me

Google's Eric Schmidt (#208H) Duration: 53:13 STEREO TVG

Meet Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, who has led the tech giant from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader. Computer History Museum CEO John Hollar talks to Schmidt about his background, his strategies at Google and more.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me

An Evening with the Us Digital Service Team (#511) Duration: 54:10 STEREO TVG

Behind the scenes of the Obama Administration, the US Digital Service team is quietly rethinking-and remaking-the way the federal government harnesses digital technology to serve the nation in the 21st Century. In this episode of Revolutionaries, we meet the brain trust behind this landmark initiative.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me

Darpa's Dan Kaufman (#209H) Duration: 53:14 STEREO TVG

Meet Dan Kaufman, one of the key players in developing information technology for the U.S. military. As the director of the Information Innovation Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, he has overseen numerous research projects that have had lasting impact on United States's military operations. John Markoff of the New York Times moderates.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 24, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 25, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me

Microsoft Research's Rick Rashid (#210H) Duration: 53:13 STEREO TVG

Meet Microsoft Research's Chief Research Officer Rick Rashid, who oversees the largest computer science research organization in the world. His international team collaborates with the world's foremost researchers in academia, industry and government on initiatives that expand the state of the art across the breadth of computing.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 31, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 2, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 3, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • KQED DT9: planned overnight outage, Over the Air early 5/04

      (DT9-1, 9-2, and 9-3) Early Wed 5/04, beginning 12:30am We will be shutting down our KQED DT9 Over the Air Sutro Tower (SF) transmission at apx. 12:30am early Wednesday May 4th, in order to install some new equipment. We expect to be back on the air between 4am-6am Wednesday morning. Most receivers will automatically re-acquire […]

    • 4/17/16 – KQED Plus (DT54) Over the Air Issue: Virtual ID missing

      We are aware that many Over the Air (OTA) viewers are currently unable to tune in our channels on the usual DT54.1 through 54.5. This is due to a problem with our PSIP generator, which engineers hope to have repaired on Monday 4/18. In the meantime, OTA viewers might be able to watch any of […]

    • Tues 12/15: KQET DT25 signal restored

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) The new part arrived this morning, was successfully installed, and our DT25 Over The Air signal restored apx 12:30pm. Due to the outage, some OTA viewers may need to do a rescan to re-acquire the DT25 signal. Paid provider services should have restored their signal by now as well. Thanks for your […]

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

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