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My Watermelon Baby (#402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The heat is high and watermelons are ripe. After a summer away from the restaurant, Vivian returns to a staff of unfamiliar faces and works to build camaraderie. She employs an avid home cook to put recipes from her forthcoming cookbook to the test.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 24, 2017 -- 9:00pm
  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 3:00am

Peas, Please (#403H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

As a visit from her editor accelerates book preparations, Vivian reckons with handing over the restaurant reins to John and Justise. A tutorial in "beatin' peas," delivered by a 92-year-old expert, is an entertaining and therapeutic history lesson.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 24, 2017 -- 9:30pm
  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 3:30am

Stand By Your Cabbage (#404H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian's summer itinerary picks up with a 14-day photoshoot as she preps for a first-time trip to Feast Portland. Before heading out west, Sam Jones and Miss Lillie share old school cabbage recipes that influence the dish she prepares for festival goers. While on the road, Vivian trusts John and Justise to hold down the fort back home.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 1, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, May 2, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me

Cabbage's Last Stand (#405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian can't resist the opportunity to romp around the city before firing up the BBQ cabbage at Feast Portland. The crisp Oregon air and thousands of patient festival patrons make hiccups with her cooking equipment easier to overcome.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 1, 2017 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, May 2, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me

Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea (#101H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Chef Vivian and her husband, Ben, leave New York to open a restaurant in her small North Carolina hometown. Vivian revisits the Southern tradition of "putting up" corn and shares her method for making smoked corn relish. As the episode concludes, a devastating setback threatens their new life.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 5, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Have Yourself Some Moonshine (#113H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian visits Broad Slab Distillery, where they talk about the art and soul of white lightning. The restaurant's mixologist works moonshine into several new drinks, while the restaurant staff struggles through the holiday party season. They end the season with a party of their own at Ben and Vivian's new house, with AppleJack Moonshine cocktails making a guest appearance.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Rabbit (#406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Vivian's rabbit demo at the Carolina Meat Conference is met with a rowdy rabble of protesters. As a cherished staff member prepares to leave the restaurant, Vivian mourns his loss while anticipating the additional strain.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, May 9, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me

More Than One Way to Skin A Catfish (#407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

An up-close-and-personal experience with farm-raised catfish offers Vivian an enlightened perspective on the industry. When a staff member's last day at the restaurant finally arrives, heavy emotions, and fond memories create a bonding moment for the entire crew. It's the holidays and Vivian is crowned Grand Marshall of the Pink Hill Christmas Parade.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, May 9, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me

Strawberry Stay at Home (#102H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian and Ben rebuild their restaurant against the backdrop of the Southern harbinger of spring, the strawberry. Their twins go on their first strawberry-picking excursion, and Vivian and a friend develop a recipe for coconut cornbread strawberry shortcake with basil whipped cream.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 12, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Blueberries and Boiling Over (#201H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

After a year recovering from a restaurant fire and re-opening Chef and the Farmer, Vivian and Ben open a burger/oyster bar called the Boiler Room. Vivian boils over with the stress of staffing adjustments, testing new menu concepts and the task of putting 500 pounds of blueberries to good use. She dons a hairnet and bubbles with excitement at the sight of her blueberry BBQ sauce hitting the assembly line. The staff of Chef and the Farmer finally lets off some steam with a growler cocktail and a blueberry BBQ water park extravaganza.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

All Sunchoked Up (#408H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Flo and Theo's pre-school class visit the restaurant for a meal where table manners are the focus, but exceptionally slow service makes everyone antsy, especially Ben. When her sunchoke recipe doesn't make the grade, Vivian enlists guidance from an old friend.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, May 16, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me

Heavenly Hocks (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A view behind-the-scenes reveals the hot and cold of curing ham. At a New York dinner party hosted in her honor, Vivian serves up a gift of NC seasoning meats - the pig tails, ham hocks, and fatback that give Carolina cuisine its quintessential kick. While in the Big Apple, a visit with her publisher reveals an itinerary certain to make for an ambitious autumn.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, May 16, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me

Shrimp Sells (#202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian and Ben head to the beach for their annual summer vacation with the Howard family. Vivian turns up the heat with a bit of friendly competition with her older sisters. Frogmore stew, cooked outside at the beach, of course. She visits a fish camp and learns the heads and tails of fresh shrimp. Back in Kinston, the devil is in the details as Vivian and Ben prepare to open their second restaurant, the Boiler Room, and controversy brews over the bun for the burgers.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Mayo - The Mother Sauce (#410H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Vivian holds a mayo blind taste test and a surprise brand takes top prize. After a new chef takes the reins, her diminishing role at the restaurant becomes clearer. Vivian's long-held vacation plans are stifled by a series of strange events.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, May 23, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me

Pimp My Grits (#103H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The restaurant gears up for a practice service when the new equipment and new menu will be tested in real time - but nothing is going as planned. One of the big changes to the restaurant's menus is the addition of a section called "Pimp My Grits," where Vivian exalts the lowly, quintessentially Southern ingredient in four distinct ways.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 26, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 27, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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 […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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.

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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.