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The Mata Atlantica: Brazil's Other Rainforest (#505H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

One of the world's most diverse forests, the Mata Atlantica once covered Brazil's southeastern coast for over a thousand miles and still blankets the steep hills of R?o de Janeiro. Now less than 10% remains, much of it in protected parks. Within the Mata, runaway slaves established their villages, some of which persist and can only be reached by boat.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me

Blackfeet and Bison (#506H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

For well over a thousand years, the Blackfeet people of Montana have made their home where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains in Glacier National Park. For them, the bison (or American buffalo, as they call it) has been central to their survival, their culture, and their way of life. David joins them as they seek to expand their once-threatened tribal herds of bison, and ventures inside the park to find out why the Blackfeet viewed it as sacred ground.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me

Chesapeake Bay: of Clams and Oysters (#507H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

It is the largest bay on the Atlantic coast of the Americas, pivotal in the history of prehistoric, historic, and contemporary United States. Its tributaries drain a gigantic portion of the eastern U.S., including the Potomac River, home to Washington, D.C. Its fisheries have been depleted; its oyster and clam industries much reduced, and rising seas threaten its shores. Still, hardy residents cherish the bay and their efforts are restoring some of its ancient productivity.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me

Colombia: Cartagena and a Hidden Palenque (#508H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Colombia's Caribbean coast was once a source of the wealth of the Caribbean. The city of Cartagena was the most important city in the entire region. Now a home to monuments a half millennium old, the city and coast are home to a wide variety of cultures, including a Palenque, or village founded by escaped slaves. They continue to practice a self-sufficient way of life.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me

Peoples of Oaxaca and the Arrival of Holy Week (#509H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The state of Oaxaca is home to more than sixty different ethnic groups. David visits several of them. The Coastal Mixtecs, whose textiles and masks set them apart from other groups, invite him to join them during Holy Week, when they enact ceremonies that set them off from other peoples.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

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.