Upcoming Broadcasts:

Fear Itself: Lessons From the Grand But Cynical Bargain Behind the New Deal (#2104) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

Historian Ira Katznelson says that during the 1930s and 1940s, American democracy was rescued by the New Deal, and that programs like Social Security powerfully reshaped American society and created a great global power. But he says the deal behind the New Deal was distorted by a band of Southern lawmakers who forced FDR to agree to a bargain that would safeguard racial segregation for another three decades. His new book is, Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 20, 2014 -- 1:00pm

Gilbert King - 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner on Thurgood Marshall (#2105) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

Gilbert King discusses his most recent book, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2013. Devil in the Grove draws on never-before-published material about the deadliest case of future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's career. King has written about the Supreme Court history and the death penalty for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Smithsonian magazine's history blog "Past Imperfect."

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The Greatest Generation? America's Uncertain Entry in WWII (#2106) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

This special American Forum with Eric H. Holder, the 82nd attorney general of the US and the first African-American to hold that position, covers civil rights, mass incarceration, national security and the first six years of an historic Administration.

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Ideas for a New American Century: Reviving the Middle Class (#2107) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

The Miller Center's American Forum launches a new periodic special series, examining new, practical, non-partisan ideas for bringing life back to the beleaguered American Middle Class. Each episode will feature nationally prominent figures from opposing ends of the political spectrum, discussing new findings and proposals. Guests: former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and former Indiana Gov. and US Sen. Evan Bayh.

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Ambassador Ryan Crocker: Iran, the U.S. and the Middle East (#2108) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

Ryan C. Crocker, former US ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan and the preeminent US diplomat to the Middle East, discussing new develops in Iran and Syria, and the current state of politics and conflicts in the wider Middle East. Crocker holds the diplomatic rank of career ambassador, the US Foreign Service's highest rank, and previously served as US ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon.

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The Greatest Generation? America's Uncertain Entry in WWII (#2109) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

Lynne Olson and Richard Moe discuss the years just before World War II, the rancorous internal squabbles that gripped the US in the period leading up to Pearl Harbor, and FDR's fateful decision to seek a third term. Their books, Olson's Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941 and Moe's Roosevelt's Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War, remind us that the "greatest generation" was far more divided about WWII than popular mythology suggests - and offers lessons for American perspectives on foreign engagements today.

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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • KQED DT9 planned, very short outages, Tues 4/15 (& possibly Wed 4/16)

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED DT9′s Over the Air (OTA) signal from Sutro Tower will experience a few extremely brief outages on Tuesday 4/15 between 10am and 5pm (and possibly on Wed 4/16 if the work cannot be completed in 1 day). Each outage should be measurable in seconds (not minutes). This work will not affect […]

    • KQET DT25 Planned Outage: early Tues 4/15 (btwn 5am-6am)

      (DT 25.1, 25.2, 25.3) At some point between 5am and 6am early Tuesday 4/15, KQET’s signal from the transmitter on Fremont Peak northeast of Monterey will shut down for a short period of time to allow AT&T to do work on our fiber interface. The outage should be relatively short, but its precise start time […]

    • Occasional sound issues, Comcast Cable, Black remote control

      Originally posted 6/19/2013: Some Comcast Basic Cable customers around the Bay Area have reported audio issues with KQED and KQED Plus, on channels 9 and 10. The problem is not related to KQED’s transmission but may be caused by the language setting on your Comcast remote control. If your Comcast remote control is black, please […]

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

KQED DTV Channels


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

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World
Comcast 190
Digital 9.3

History, world events, news, science, nature


Comcast 191 & 621
Digital 54.5 or 25.3

24-hour national Spanish-language network


Comcast 192
Digital 54.4

Quality children's programming parents love too