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Family Reunions (#307H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop, Sean Combs and LL Cool J, through the use of DNA technology that reveals information that shakes their very foundations.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 10:00am
  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Puritans and Pioneers (#403) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy trace their nonconformist ancestors through American conflicts - the Civil War and the American Revolution, all the way back to the Puritan establishment.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 8:00pm
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 2:00am
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

War Stories (#306H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Uncover a long history of military service in the families of Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain, and how this has instilled in each of them an enduring spirit of strength and integrity.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

The Stories We Tell (#301H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)

Discover the unsolved mysteries behind the family stories of political organizer Donna Brazile, actor Ty Burrell and artist Kara Walker as they learn how the legacy of slavery has shaped their identities.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

The Pioneers (#308H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)

Discover how Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros are connected to pioneers who broke new ground and paved the way for their modern-day descendants to continue shaping our culture.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

The Vanguard (#404) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors - of all colors - into the greater context of black history.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Long Way Home (#309H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)

Discover how actress Julianna Margulies, author Azar Nafisi and chef Lidia Bastianich are bound together by their ancestors' singular and deeply human desire to preserve their most cherished traditions.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Immigrant Nation (#405) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Actors Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro, all with immigrant parents, gain greater understanding of the unique challenges their ancestors faced by way of prejudice and poverty at home and abroad.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Irish Factor (#302H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Explore the shared Irish ancestry of Soledad O'Brien, Bill O'Reilly and Bill Maher and how they have been deeply influenced by their Irish roots.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

The Impression (#401) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Comedian Larry David and politician Bernie Sanders discover they have more in common than they thought as they trace their roots from 1940s Brooklyn back to Jewish communities in Eastern Europe.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Black Like Me (#406) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux discover a tapestry of the unexpected in their ancestry, revealing slaves and free people of color, Civil War legacies and forgotten European origins.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

In Search of Freedom (#303H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)

Learn how the ancestors of Maya Rudolph, Shonda Rhimes and Keenen Ivory Wayans struggled for freedom, and how each of these cultural trailblazers gains a new understanding of how they fit into this proud trajectory.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

Unfamiliar Kin (#402) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Actors Fred Armisen and Christopher Walken and musician Carly Simon each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them ? redefining how they see themselves.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Children of the Revolution (#407) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Lupita Nyong'o, Carmelo Anthony and Ana Navarro investigate the political choices of their fathers, discovering sometimes unexpected heritage as they trace their ancestry further back.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Tragedy + Time = Comedy (#304H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: DVI)

Uncover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America's funniest men-Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader-as they learn how comedy truly has its place in all aspects of life.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

Relatives We Never Knew We Had (#408) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Actresses Tea Leoni and Gaby Hoffmann's lives have been shaped by family mysteries. They are introduced to the identities and life stories of their biological ancestors, thanks to DNA detective work.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Visionaries (#305H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Discover how the ancestors of business mogul Richard Branson and architects Maya Lin and Frank Gehry took audacious risks to create opportunities, and how their luck, ingenuity and chutzpah was passed on to these three visionaries.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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

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.