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The Vertical City (#103H) Duration: 55:31 STEREO TVPG

Shanghai Tower isn't just a skyscraper -- it's a vertical city, a collection of businesses, services and hotels all in one place, fitting a population the size of Monaco into a footprint the size of a football field. Within its walls, residents can literally work, rest, play and relax in public parks, looking up through 12 stories of clear space; not just one, however, but eight of them, stacked on top of each other, all the way to the 120th floor. When complete, the structure will dominate Shanghai's skyline, towering over its neighbors as a testament to China's economic success and the ambitions of the city's wealthy elite.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

One World Trade Center (#101H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the western hemisphere and a famous modern landmark, is engineered to be the safest and strongest skyscraper ever built. This episode follows the final year of exterior construction, culminating with the milestone of reaching the symbolic height of 1,776 feet. For head of construction Steve Plate, as well as scientists, engineers, ironworkers and curtain wall installers, this is a construction job suffused with the history of the site and a sense of duty to rebuild from the ashes of Ground Zero.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 5, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

The Billionaire Building (#104H) Duration: 55:01 STEREO TVPG

Upon completion, One57, on Manhattan's 57th Street, will rise more than 1,000 feet, making it the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere and boasting spectacular views of Central Park. "One57" follows the teams tasked with creating New York's most luxurious residential skyscraper and their ambition to redefine luxury living the big city. Condominiums at One57 showcase state-of-the- art interiors: double-height ceilings, full-floor apartments, bathrooms clad in the finest Italian marble and the finest material finishes.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Apr 5, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 28, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Building The Future (#102H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Commonly known as "the cheese grater," the Leadenhall Building is the pinnacle of London's avant-garde architecture. Designed as a tapered tower with a steel exoskeleton, it's the tallest skyscraper in the City of London and the most innovative. The teams behind the Leadenhall project had to radically rethink every aspect of the traditional building model. This program follows the monumental challenges that come with erecting this super skyscraper: it will be constructed off-site, delivered to location, and stacked and bolted together like a giant Lego set.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 -- 11:00am 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.

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.