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Upcoming Broadcasts:

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, Dec 8, 2016 -- 10:00pm
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 9, 2016 -- 4:00am
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 -- 10:00am 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 World: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 3:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 26, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jan 27, 2017 -- 4:00am 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 World: Sat, Dec 17, 2016 -- 2:00pm 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 World: Sat, Dec 17, 2016 -- 3:00pm Remind me

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 World: Sat, Dec 24, 2016 -- 2:00pm 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 World: Sat, Dec 24, 2016 -- 3:00pm Remind me

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

uDiscover 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 World: Sat, Dec 31, 2016 -- 2:00pm 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: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 -- 10:00am 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: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • early Thurs 12/08: planned KQED DT9s Over the Air outages

      (DT9.1 through 9.3) KQED will be performing maintenance at Sutro Tower in the overnight hours early Thursday 12/08. We are expecting a few power interruptions to take place and KQED will need to be off air for these. The outages are expected to be brief.

    • Wed 11/30: planned momentary outages of DT54 over the air signal

      (this is a continuation of the work originally announced for 11/28, which was not completed on Tuesday.) At some point during the morning of Wednesday Nov. 30th, the KQEH transmitter will switch from its main antenna to the auxillary one, to allow for the safety of workers doing maintenance for another TV station on the […]

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air Signal restored

      Repairs have been completed on today’s transmitter issue, and the signals for DT54.1 through 54.5 have been restored.

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

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