Upcoming Broadcasts:

Eunice Parsons, Charan Po Rantan, The Beauty Box, Tim Decker and Grand Jete (#202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

* Eunice Parsons is a 96-year-old collage artist who works every day in her home studio.
* Japanese band (and sisters) 'Charan Po Rantan' share their unique take on popular music during a stop at the unique folk art environment in Houston called "The Orange Show."
*The Beauty Box is a site-specific art installation and performance space in the economically- challenged 3rd Ward neighborhood of Houston.
* Tim Decker is a cartoon animator whose extensive experience in the animation field ranges from Disney to knowledge art. * Dancer David Ward makes the leap as our cameras document the nuances of musculature, balance, height, distance and, of course, beauty.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 20, 2014 -- 5:00am
  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 -- 8:30pm email reminder
  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 -- 2:30am email reminder

Lynne Parks, Wonderbound Dance Company, Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul, Mark Simon and Houston Art Car Parade (#203H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

* Lynne Parks is a Baltimore-based photographer and visual artist who gravitates to urbanscapes, finding beauty in random design and juxtaposition.
* A new American dance company, Wonderbound, creates works that erase boundaries and engage artists and audiences in candid explorations of the human experience.
* Declan Kiely, head of the Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library and Museum, and co-curator of the exhibit, discusses "Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul."
* Mark Simon is an innovative artist whose work has been expanding the landscape of storyboarding for more than twenty years.
* The Art Car Parade of Houston, Texas is the largest of its kind, and one of the city's favorite summer events. Artists come from around the world to create mobile masterpieces and share in the fun.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 20, 2014 -- 11:00pm
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 5:00am
  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 -- 9:00pm email reminder
  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 -- 3:00am email reminder

Dan Dunn, Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Theatre, John Backderf, Korean Contemporary Art, Patrick Dougherty (#204H) Duration: 28:15 STEREO TVG

* Artist and entertainer Dan Dunn creates large, fascinating paintings with rapid strokes and breath-taking speed.
* Moving above an audience with fabric, hoops or trapeze, the performers of the Boulder, Colorado dance company Aerial Dance Theatre use the air as their stage.
* Artist John Backderf has written a graphic novel, "My Friend Dahmer," about someone he knew growing up in Ohio, the infamous Jeffrey Dahmer.
* Contemporary art from Korea is presented in the U.S. at an art fair in Houston.
* Patrick Dougherty constructs house/sculpture from twigs in a city park.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 11:00pm
  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 11:00pm
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 -- 5:00am email reminder
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 -- 5:00am email reminder
  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 -- 9:30pm email reminder
  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 -- 3:30am email reminder

Kasia Bilhartz, Julie Green, Graham Nash and Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary (#205H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

* Kasia Bilhartz is a fire artist, which is to say she makes metal sculpture by using hollow tubing that feeds propane to multiple flames. Kind of like a Coleman stove, but much bigger and much, much prettier.
* Julie Green's "The Last Supper" is a provocative exhibit of 500 plates, each one the last meal of a death row inmate.
* Graham Nash, a founding member of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash, made his indelible mark as a music legend but photography has always been his first love, of sorts.
* The Museum of Modern Art presents "Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926 - 1938," an in-depth look into Belgium surrealist Rene Magritte's passion for turning everyday items into extraordinary objects before your eyes.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Punk Couture, Syd Moen, James De Rosso, Allen Bellman and Lucia Koch (#201H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

* Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, guides viewers through this year's exhibition, "Punk: Chaos to Couture."profiles cutting-edge artists and art exhibitions from around the country.
* Photographer Syd Moen turns the expansiveness of panoramic photography back onto itself in a series she calls "little planets."
* James De Rosso always knew he wanted to work in ceramics, but it all changed when he started making monsters.
* We reveal the secret identity of the man who drew Captain America, illustrator Allen Bellman.
* Brazilian installation artist Lucia Koch turns ordinary scenery into places begging to be seen. At the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio, Koch uses mirrors to capture light, and your attention.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • KQET Off Air Sun 8/03 morning

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET DT25 was off the air for a portion of Sunday morning, due to the transmitter taking a power hit. The signal has been restored. Most receivers should have re-acquired our signal once it returned, but a few Over the Air viewers may need to do a rescan in order to restore […]

    • KQED DT9s Over the Air: beginning Wed 7/09

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The PSIP Info part of our Over the Air (OTA) signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3 dropped out of our overall signal early Wednesday 7/09. Once PSIP was restored most OTA receivers moved our signal back to the correct channel locations. However, for some viewers, it appears as if they have lost […]

    • KQED FM 88.1 translator off air Tues 6/03

      The Martinez translator for KQED-FM will be off the air all day Tuesday June 3rd. We are rebuilding the 25 year old site with all new antennas and cabling. This should only affect people listening on 88.1MHz in the Martinez/Benicia area.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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Comcast 9 and 709
Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

All widescreen and HD programs


Channel 54
Comcast 10 and 710
Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH


Comcast 189
Digital 54.3

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KQED World
Comcast 190
Digital 9.3

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Comcast 191 & 621
Digital 54.5 or 25.3

24-hour national Spanish-language network


Comcast 192
Digital 54.4

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