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The Quilter (#210H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Theadra Fleming hands over the needle and thread to host Eric Gorges as this quilter explains the African American tradition of quilting with a focus on colors, symbolism and the history of African textiles.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Blacksmith (#109H) Duration: 25:33 STEREO TVG

Host Eric Gorges visits with Lorelei Sims, a talented blacksmith working in a mostly male-dominated trade. Their conversation reveals the blacksmith's way of life - communal, family-oriented and often, an extension of home life. Eric also learns how to make a dagger.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Flute Maker (#307H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Geri Littlejohn has been making Native American style flutes for more than 20 years. Host Eric Gorges and Geri start with a simple piece of bamboo and end with what she likes to call a "sacred musical gift of art."

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Boat Maker (#112H) Duration: 25:27 STEREO TVG

John Yothers builds beautiful and very functional wooden boats. Host Eric Gorges learns the proper way to blueprint a boat and also what goes into building a boat from scratch.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

The Ski Makers (#402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Eric hits the slopes on handmade skis he makes with son and father team Jeff and John Thompson.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Shoemakers (#211H) Duration: 26:50 STEREO TVG

Best foot (ware) forward! Host Eric Gorges picks up the hammer and nail to try his hand at being a shoemaker. Master shoemakers Jesse Moore and Marika Verploegh Chasse give expert guidance along the way.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Blade Maker (#110H) Duration: 25:32 STEREO TVG

Chad Pastotnik makes fine art books. Host Eric Gorges visits Chad's studio to learn about 400-year-old printing and binding techniques.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Soap Maker (#308H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Host Eric Gorges and master soap maker, Deb Kraemer, stir it up with essential oils and herbs. For a guy who likes to get his hands dirty, Eric cleans up nicely.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Basket Weaver (#113H) Duration: 25:32 STEREO TVG

Host Eric Gorges visits with Ron Paquin, a Native American who teaches others the fine craft of bark basket weaving. Eric and Ron both build baskets together.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

The Jeans Maker (#403H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Eric Yelsma has been drawn to sewing since a teenager. Now his shop makes jeans from American sourced, sustainable fabric that is constructed and sold in Detroit. Host Eric Gorges gets to stitching, confirming threads do make the man.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Bicycle Maker (#212H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

Oh, the freedom of two wheels! Host Eric Gorges discovers how master bicycle maker, Stephen Bilenky, brazes bikes and has made a living for over 30 years doing exactly what he loves.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Book Maker (#111H) Duration: 25:32 STEREO TVG

Chad Pastotnik makes fine art books. Host Eric Gorges visits Chad's studio to learn about 400-year-old printing and binding techniques.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Cooper (#309H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Think handmade wooden buckets a thing of the past? Cooper Jim Gaster keeps the craft alive and well. His buckets were recently in The Revenant. Host Eric Gorges and Jim make a bucket - no leaks.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Sword Smith (#401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Host Eric Gorges takes a stab at sword-smithing with Master Bladesmith Kevin Cashen, learning about the mystical world of metallurgy, forging a spatha.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

The Table Maker (#404H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

For his sixth birthday, Mark Whitley, was given a hammer and toolbox. Now an award-winning furniture maker in Smiths Grove, Kentucky, Mark and host Eric Gorges make a table together.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Furnituremaker (#213H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Host Eric Gorges visits Alan Kaniarz, an innovator in the world of furniture design. Together they discuss the love of making furniture, environmentally conscious approaches to the craft and award-winning workmanship.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Still Maker (#405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Christopher Kelley makes beautiful copper stills. Host Eric Gorges works with Christopher to make a moonshine still worthy of the most potent of spirits.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Sand Caster (#301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Nothing fires up host Eric Gorges like working with molten metal. In this episode, Eric and master sand caster Scott Nelles, create a bronze and aluminum ray gun.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Brass Horn Makers (#406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Eric shines the brass with master French horn makers and musicians Rick and Celeste Seraphinoff.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Yarn Spinner (#302H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This episode is all about hoof to hat. Meet Maple Smith, a retired schoolteacher who raises her own alpacas, sheers their coats, and spins yarn. Eric gets out of his comfort zone and starts knitting!

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Rocking Horse Maker (#407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Master wood carver Jackie Wilson built a rocking horse for Prince George of Cambridge. On this episode she and host Eric Gorges make a rocking horse fit for a king.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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.