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Peter Coyote's The Rainman's Third Cure (#418) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

With the guiding metaphor drawn from a line in an early Bob Dylan song, Coyote's new spiritual biography is the tale of a young man's journey that leads him from the privileged halls of power to Greenwich Village bars, jail and the White House. In this energetic, reflective and intelligent memoir, The Rainman's Third Cure is the way out of the box.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 4, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 4, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

David Brooks, Road to Character (#501) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

New York Times columnist and author David Brooks discusses his new book Road to Character. Brooks discusses the people who he profiled in the book and how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character. The discussion centers around the opportunity for us to rethink our priorities, and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth. According to Brooks, "it is a conversation we are all eager to have."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 11, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 11, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

David McCullough, The Wright Brothers (#502) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

David McCullough as received two Pulitzer Prizes for his past work. In this new book, The Wright Brothers, he shares the story of the bond, work ethic, and dedication the Wright Brothers had to push their invention to new heights. He shares his affection for their sister who was their biggest cheerleader. It tells Well Read that 'there are many lessons to be learned' from these two brothers.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 18, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 18, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

William T. Vollman, The Dying Grass (#503) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In this new installment in his acclaimed series of novels examining the collisions between Native Americans and European colonizers, William T. Vollmann tells the story of the Nez Perce War. He shares with Well Read his unique research style, his unorthodox writing style, and why this story needed 1100 pages to tell. Vollman reveals that he has taken peculiar risks in his life in an attempt to thoroughly understand human nature and be a better writer.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Helen Macdonald, H Is for Hawk (#504) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Helen Macdonald shares her love story about a goshawk named Mabel. After her father's death, and seeing that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own, she decides to train the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss. At times poignant and at times comical, Macdonald tells Well Read the ups and downs of loving Mabel and how she healed because of it.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Don Winslow, The Cartel (#505) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In a ripped from the headlines novel, Don Winslow continues his tale of the horrendous acts of the Mexican drug cartels. He tells Well Read how he fought writing this continuing story but in the end decided it was a story that needed to told. Winslow talks humorously about how writing is an addiction and he sometimes needs an intervention.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Salman Rushdie, Two Years, Eight Months, 28 Nights: A Novel (#506) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Salman Rushdie, author of eleven previous novels, comes this new novel about a "spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story." Inspired by the traditional "wonder tales" of the East, Salman Rushdie's novel is a masterpiece about the age-old conflicts that remain in today's world.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 16, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 16, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Erica Jong, Fear of Dying (#507) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Erica Jong is an award-winning poet, novelist, non-fiction writer; one of the nation's most distinctive voices on women and sexuality as well as men and their inner lives. Now she does it again by giving us powerful, new perspective on the next phase of women's lives. We anticipate this interview to be full of the sly humor, deep wisdom and poignancy Jong is known for.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic, Creative Living Beyond Fear (#508) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

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 / KQET

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