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Extreme Smoke (#307H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In this "surf and turf" show, meet the lively Stephanie Munz, a Santa Barbara-based diver/marine biologist who brings ocean-fresh sea urchins for Steven to grill - topped with an egg and served with grilled bread. Local spiny lobster gets the caveman treatment - split and roasted in the shell directly on the embers. Meanwhile, luxurious Alaskan king crab gets grilled and served with garlicky absinthe butter. Representing turf are bone-in veal chops blasted with rosemary smoke (yes, the process involves a blowtorch) and beef plate ribs spit-roasted on a wood-burning rotisserie and served with ember-roasted onions and peppers and tangy Chilean pebre (salsa).

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Thanksgiving Comes Early (#109H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The secret to supernaturally moist turkey? The Project Smoke version involves a whiskey brine and a slow smoke over maple wood. The traditional side dishes get smoked, too: bacon-stuffed barbecued onions, smoky creamed corn, and a smoky bacon-apple crisp for dessert. Even the cranberry sauce (salsa in this case) has fire thanks to the strategic addition of jalapenos. Forget your oven: this Thanksgiving feast gets cooked in a ceramic smoker, upright barrel smoker, electric smoker, and stovetop smoker. Just don't wait until Thanksgiving to try it. Recipes: Whiskey-Smoked Turkey with Cranberry Salsa; Barbecued Onions; Smoked Creamed Corn; Bacon-Apple Crisp.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me

Perfect Hog (#308H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This show goes whole hog, with pork belly, chops, and pork loin. Up first, pastrami bacon - made by brine-curing pork belly, then rubbing it with a pepper-coriander pastrami rub and slow-smoking it over hardwood. An apple cider-based brine and a rum-spiked finishing glaze propel pork chops into the winner's circle. Hungry yet? Next, "pork and beans" like you've never seen them: butterflied pork loin stuffed with brown sugar, baked beans, and a shot of bourbon get draped with bacon and smoke-roasted. Finally, thick rings of sweet onions are doused with hot sauce, spiraled with bacon, and crisped over the fire for an addictive side dish.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Yum Kippers-Fish Gets Smoked (#110H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sable. Lox. Kippers. Some of our most prized smoked foods come from the sea. This show explores iconic smoked seafood dishes from around Planet Barbecue. We start with salt-cured, cold-smoked salmon in the style of Bornholm, Denmark. (You'll learn to smoke it in a monster offset barrel smoker from Oklahoma). Next, hot smoked black cod (aka sablefish) cured with a fennel-coriander rub and smoked in a ceramic cooker. Our third fish-wahoo from the Florida Keys-uses an unusual double marinating technique prior to being smoked and is served with a habanero-mango salsa. For dessert: spectacular coconut creme brulees smoked in a pellet grill. It's business as usual at Project Smoke. Recipes: Cold Smoked Salmon; Hot Smoked Black Cod / Smoked Cod Toasts; Smoked Wahoo with Mango Salsa; Coconut Smoked Creme Brulees.

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

BBQ's Trinity (#309H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This show celebrates the holy BBQ trinity of barbecue: pork ribs, brisket, and pulled pork. America's favorite ribs - baby backs - come spice-rubbed, slow-smoked over hardwood, and glazed with an unexpected ingredient: cherry syrup. Beef brisket and baked beans star in crispy grilled tostadas. An amazing BBQ titans' brisket takes its inspiration from barbecue legends Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue and Joe Carroll of Fette Sau, and yes, there's espresso in the barbecue sauce. Finally, pulled pork gets its passport stamped - marinated in an umami-rich Korean chili paste called gochujang, then smoked, shredded and lavished with a spicy Korean barbecue sauce.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Smoking The Competition-Our Tailgating Show (#111H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Forget the contest on the gridiron. Tailgating gets a lot more interesting when you fire up your smoker. Invest in a portable smoker (if you don't already own one) and ply your guests with game-changers like Smoked Chicken Nachos and spicy Smokehouse Wings (firepower provided by Thai Sriracha hot sauce). Also on the menu is Wisconsin's idea of po'boys-crisp-skinned smoked bratwurst piled on rolls with smoked sauerkraut. Even our burgers come hickory- smoked-complete with a Rauchbier (smoked beer) Cheese Sauce. We're smoking the competition on Project Smoke. Recipes: Smoked Chicken Nachos; Smokehouse Wings; Double Brat Po' Boys; Hickory-Smoked Burgers with Rauchbier Cheese Sauce.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me

Mexican Smoke (#310H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Its bright but complex flavors and affinity for smoke and fire have fueled the obsession with Mexican food and drink north of the border. Tomatoes, onions, and chiles are roasted directly in the coals to make an unforgettable salsa served with chive-grilled tortilla chips. Quesadillas conceal a perfectly cooked egg (if you do it right, the yolks remain runny) in a nest of bacon, beans, and cheese. An unusual grilled nopalitos corn salad and smoky chipotle-marinated pork tenderloin make the most of the high, dry heat of the grill. To finish, an irresistible combination of spiced and sugared fresh pineapple slices flambeed with mezcal (tequila's smoky cousin) and topped with whipped cream.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

You Can Smoke What?! Extreme Smoking (#112H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

By now you're comfortable smoking ribs and barbecuing brisket. (We hope.) This show focuses on foods you never dreamed you could smoke-and won't be able to live without once you've tried them. To whit, hickory-smoked Deviled Eggs. Camembert cheese smoked on a cedar plank with pepper jelly and jalape?os. Hay-Smoked Steaks served with charred Chipotle Salsa. (To make them, you'll learn a cool technique called reverse searing.) And a classic cocktail-the Bloody Mary-gets smoked with an ingenious handheld smoking device. Whether you're smoking in a kettle grill, pellet grill, stick burner (offset smoker), electric grill, or directly on the embers, we're smoking extreme on Project Smoke. Recipes: Smoked Deviled Eggs; Plank-Smoked Camembert; Hay-Smoked Steak with Chipotle Salsa; Smoky Mary.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me

South American Smoke (#311H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This show highlights the conviviality of a South American cookout, which can last through the day and well into the night, with different courses served for hours on end. Add some dishes from this multi-cultural continent to your grilling repertoire. For years, North Americans have attempted to recreate the spicy spit-roasted pollo served in Peruvian enclaves like Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. The secrets to the marinade and special sauce will be revealed in this episode. Little known in the U.S. is choripan, a kind of Andean hot dog that can be served as an appetizer at an asado or as a belt-loosening main course. The meat-centricity of a Brazilian churrasco will be on full display as we spit-roast picanha (top cap sirloin), chicken thighs, kielbasa, peppers, and onions - all served with an electrifying Brazilian country-style salsa called molho a campanha.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

White Glove Smoke Session (#113H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This show elevates smoking from the tailgating lot to the penthouse. Start with mesquite- smoked oysters electrified with chipotle barbecue sauce. A mammoth 7-bone prime rib takes a turn on a wood-burning rotisserie prior to being cut into steaks and seared over a blazing oak log fire. You can't have meat without potatoes: the Project Smoke version comes smoke-roasted, stuffed with bacon and smoked cheddar cheese, then smoked a second time until bubbling, and topped with-what else?-smoked paprika. For dessert, there's a rich creamy cheesecake-smoked, of course-and served with burnt sugar cream sauce. Think of this as a white glove smoke session and don't think of firing up your smoker without trying it. Recipes: Chipotle Smoked Oysters; Smoked Prime Rib with Smoked Jus; Triple Smoked Potatoes; Smoked Cheesecake.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me

Global Tailgate (#312H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Victory will be yours! Start the party in the parking lot (or your backyard) with chicken legs, brined for maximum succulence, smoke-roasted over maple wood, then glazed with a fiery fusion of maple syrup and sriracha. One-fisted eating at its best. A quartet of grilled and smoked beans appears in a colorful side dish. Next up, a trio of internationally-inspired burgers: inside-out American-style burgers enlivened with homemade ketchup; Greek-style spiced lamb burgers served in pita bread with a tzatziki-like yogurt and cucumber sauce; and kaffir lime-scented Thai veal burgers complemented with a coconut-Thai curry peanut sauce.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Much at Steak (#301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A show devoted to the most awesome cut of meat to grill: steak. Unleash your inner carnivore and build your confidence whenever you step up to the grill to cook the perfect slab of meat. Up first, a magisterial wood-grilled beef tomahawk steak topped with Pt. Reyes blue cheese butter. Followed by a four-finger thick cherry-smoked New York strip steak, whose juices become part of an intensely flavorful sauce you build right on the cutting board. Then a plancha-seared "steak" from the sea: bacon-wrapped albacore tuna "filet mignons" sauced with peppercorn cream sauce.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 6:00pm 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.

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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
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Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

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KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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