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Soul City (#201H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

By Monica Berra, SheRea DelSol and Gini Richards. Learn the story of a group of civil rights activists who attempted to build a multiracial utopia - Soul City - in the heart of North Carolina's Klan Country in the 1970s. Rich archival material, interviews with former and current Soul City residents, animation and soulful rhythms of the era bring alive the vision of founder Floyd B. McKissick and his band of idealists who, though the odds were stacked against them, risked it all to build the city of their dreams.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Eat White Dirt (#202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

By Adam Forrester. Discover the oddly spellbinding personal, cultural and scientific history of the deeply transgressive and often misunderstood practice of consuming earth, a phenomenon known as geophagy. The film collects and combines the experiences, processes and explanations of people who eat white dirt with information from the scientists who study the phenomenon.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Deep Run (#203) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

By Hillevi Loven. Exiled by family and rejected by an ex, 17-year-old Jasmine finds new love and the courage to become Cole, a strong-willed transgender man, in this powerful verite portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina. Cole's candid humor and steadfast Christian beliefs counter the bigotry he experiences daily. Executive produced by Susan Sarandon.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Overburden (#204H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

By Chad Stevens. Meet two unforgettable women - a fiery, pro-coal right-winger and a tenacious, environmentalist grandmother whose lives collide when a mine disaster shatters their community. Filmed over seven years, the pair's courageous story underscores the need for reconciliation as they take on a rogue industry to help heal their Appalachian Mountain community.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

The State of Eugenics (#205H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

By Dawn Sinclair Shapiro. Between 1933 and 1974, the state of North Carolina ran one of the most aggressive eugenics programs, sterilizing more than 7,600 men, women and children. This film follows the journey of survivors, legislators and journalists who insist the state confront its role in the tragic, forced sterilization of thousands of Americans thought to have "undesirable" genetics.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

The Exceptionally Extraordinary (#206H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

By Lindsey Phillips and Lauren Domino. Come along with colorful characters carrying on a cherished Mardi Gras tradition as they gather at the epicenter of all things costuming - the family-owned Jefferson Variety fabric and craft store. The film highlights the creativity and personal expression linked in the cultural identity and narrative of New Orleans and provides a deeper look into the significance of costuming and the carnival season.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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 […]

    • 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.

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.