Upcoming Broadcasts:

Profit & Loss (#102H) Duration: 56:40 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

From Papua New Guinea rainforests to Canada's tar sands, this episode exposes industrial threats to native peoples' health, livelihood and cultural survival.
In Papua New Guinea, a Chinese government owned nickel mine has violently relocated villagers to a taboo sacred mountain, built a new pipeline and refinery on contested clan land, and is dumping mining waste into the sea.
In Alberta, First Nations people suffer from rare cancers as their traditional hunting grounds are stripmined to unearth the world's third-largest oil reserve. Indigenous people tell their own stories-and confront us with the ethical consequences of our culture of consumption.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 10:00am
  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Fire & Ice (#103H) Duration: 56:40 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

From Ethiopia to Peru, indigenous customs protect biodiversity on sacred lands under pressure from religious conflicts and climate change.
In the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia, scientists confirm the benefits of traditional stewardship even as elders witness the decline of spiritual practices that have long protected trees, meadows and mountains. Tensions with evangelical Christians over a sacred meadow erupt into a riot.
In the Peruvian Andes, the Q'eros, on a pilgrimage to a revered glacier, are driven from their ritual site by intolerant Catholics. Q'eros potato farmers face a more ominous foe: global warming is melting glaciers, their water source. Andes farmers, scientists and visiting Ethiopians struggle to adapt indigenous agriculture to the changing climate.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Islands of Sanctuary (#104H) Duration: 56:40 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Native Hawaiians and Aboriginal Australians resist threats to their sacred places in a growing international movement to defend human rights and protect the environment.
In Australia's Northern Territory,Aboriginal clans maintain Indigenous Protected Areas and resist the destructive effects of a mining boom.
In Hawai'i, indigenous ecological and spiritual practices are used to restore the sacred island of Kaho'olawe after 50 years of military use as a bombing range.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

Pilgrims & Tourists (#101H) Duration: 56:40 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Around the world, indigenous communities stand in the way of government megaprojects.
In the Russian Republic of Altai, traditional native people create their own mountain parks to rein in tourism and resist a gas pipeline that would cut through a World Heritage Site.
In northern California, Winnemem Wintu girls grind herbs on a sacred medicine rock, as elders protest US government plans to enlarge one of the West's biggest dams and forever submerge this touchstone of a tribe.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    • 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



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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Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
54.4, 25.3
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Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at



Channel 54.3
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
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Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.