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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Tracy Kidder, A Trunk Full of Money (#608) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Author Tracy Kidder, the "master of the nonfiction narrative" tells the story of Paul English - founder of Kayak.com - a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur, who as a boy rebelled against authority. Kidder casts a fresh, critical, and often-humorous eye on the way new ideas and new money are reshaping our culture and the world.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

Dr. Larry Brilliant, Sometimes Brilliant (#609) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Sometimes Brilliant is the adventures of a philosopher, mystic, hippie, doctor, groundbreaking tech innovator, and key player in the eradication of one of the worst pandemics in human history. Dr. Brilliant shares his story, of what happens when love, compassion and determination meet the right circumstances to effect positive change, is the kind that keeps hope and the sense of possibility alive.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

Dr. Alexander McCall Smith, Precious and Grace (#610) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. Joins Well Read to discuss the latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series: Precious and Grace.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

Margo Livesey, Mercury (#611) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

A grieving optometrist is blind to the family drama and psychological deterioration playing out before his very eyes. Today author of "Mercury," Margo Livesey takes us inside a marriage broken by secrets and obsession and tells why she chose a magnificent horse to set off a chain reaction of deceit and crime. In Bookmarks, Mary Ann Gwinn gives us a reading list full of unbridled obsession: five books about horses and the people who love them.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

Nonemma Donohue, The Wonderer (#612) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Obedience to God? Mental deficiency? Medical anomaly? What is the reason behind a young girl's claim she no longer needs food. That is the premise in the novel "The Wonder." In this episode, best known for her book "Room," Emma Donoghue tells us why she wrote a book about a girl starving in remote Ireland; how she crafts a story told in small spaces; and, why she chose both a nurse and a nun to help unravel the mystery of a fasting girl. Mary Ann gives her recommendations for more Emma Donoghue to add to your reading list in Bookmarks.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 8:30am 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.